Monday, October 23, 2017

Radio Free Asia, Winter schedule


We encourage our listeners to tell us when they receive our transmissions. Your reception reports help us evaluate the quality of our signal strength and are always confirmed with an RFA QSL card. Please find mailing instructions below the frequency table.

Effective 29 October 2017 through 28 March 2018

All times and dates are Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), same as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Burmese
0030-0130 UTC 12115 15700 17510
1230-1400 UTC 11795 12105 13735
1400-1430 UTC 11795 12105

Cantonese *FNP

Khmer
1230-1330 UTC 9325 11750
1430-1500 UTC 9720 11750
2230-2330 UTC 11850 15275

Korean
1500-1700 UTC 1188 5885 9915 9985
1700-1900 UTC 1188 5885 9985
2100-2200 UTC 7485 9860 9985

Lao
0000-0100 UTC 13685
1100-1200 UTC 13685

Mandarin
0300-0500 UTC 11980 15340 17660
0500-0700 UTC 11980 15340 17660 21700
1500-1600 UTC 7415 9790 11765
1600-1700 UTC 6120 7415 9455
1700-1900 UTC 7415 9455 9860
1900-2000 UTC 1098 5890 7475 9455 9860
2000-2100 UTC 1098 5890 7300 7475 9455 9590
2100-2200 UTC 1098 7475 9410 9455
2300-2400 UTC 9860 9900 11775

Tibetan
0100-0200 UTC 9670 11895 11950 13795 15270
0200-0300 UTC 9455 9670 11895 11950 17525
0600-0700 UTC 17675 17815 21480 21680
1000-1100 UTC 9690 15665 17830
1100-1200 UTC 9315 11550 15745
1200-1300 UTC 9315 11555 12055 15375 15745
1300-1400 UTC 9315 12050 13650 15375 15745
1500-1600 UTC 7540 9315 11660 11805
2200-2300 UTC 7470 7480 9790
2300-2400 UTC 5970 7470 7540 9535

Uyghur
0100-0200 UTC 7480 9450 9700 13705 17540
1600-1700 UTC 7545 7565 11720 11800

Vietnamese
1400-1430 UTC 1503 11850 13735
1430-1500 UTC 11850 13735

FNP = Frequency Not Promoted

Frequencies are in kiloHertz (kHz). 1 MegaHertz (MHz) is equal to 1000 kHz. Conversion to meter bands: Meters=300000/frequency in kHz. e.g.: 17705 kHz --> 16.9 meters

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Reception Reports
Radio Free Asia 2025 M Street N.W., Suite 300 Washington, DC 20036
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Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins



Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2017 Oct 23 0514 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact www.swpc.noaa.gov/weekly.html
#
#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
#
Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 16 - 22 October 2017

Solar activity was at very low levels with the exception of 20 Oct when an M1 flare was observed on the southeastern limb. The M1 flare occurred at 20/2328 UTC from Region 2685 (S09, L=131, class/area Hax/070 on 22 Oct) with an associated Type II (344 km/s) radio sweep and a coronal mass ejection (CME) off the east limb first observed at 21/0012 UTC in SOHO/LASCO C2 imagery. By the time Region 2685 rotated fully into view, it was a simple alpha spot group and has been quiet since the M-class event. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed during the period.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit reached moderate levels on 20 and 22 Oct with high levels on 16, 19 and 21 Oct. Very high levels were observed on 17-18 Oct. The largest flux of the period was 56,839 pfu observed at 17/1535 UTC.

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to active levels. The period began under the weakening influence of a polar connected, positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS). The solar wind speed declined from approximately 550 km/s early in the period to near 350 km/s by late on 18 Oct. Total field was at 5 nT and below during this timeframe. The geomagnetic field responded with quiet to unsettled levels on 16 Oct and quiet levels on 17-18 Oct. By 19 Oct, a weak connection with the positive polarity polar CH was observed resulting in a brief increase of solar wind speed to near 470 km/s and total field at 10 nT. Solar wind speed again decreased to nominal levels by early on 21 Oct. The geomagnetic field responded with quiet to unsettled levels on 19 Oct and quiet to active levels on 20 Oct. A solar sector boundary crossing into a negative sector was observed at 21/0730 UTC followed by a weak enhancement from a negative polarity CH HSS. The solar wind speed increased to near 490 km/s late on 21 Oct with total field increasing to near 10 nT. By late on 22 Oct, solar wind parameters had once again decreased to nominal levels. The geomagnetic field responded with quiet to unsettled levels on 21-22 Oct.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 23 October - 18 November 2017

Solar activity is expected to be at very low to low levels with a slight chance for M-class flares (R1-Minor) on 23-06 Nov due to potential flare activity from Region 2685 and the return of old Region 2683 (N13, L=111) to the visible disk. From 07-18 Nov, only very low levels are expected.

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is likely to be at high levels on 25-26 Oct, 28 Oct-01 Nov, 08-10 Nov, 12 Nov, 15 Nov and 17 Nov with very high levels on 27 Oct, 11 Nov and13-14 Nov due to CH HSS influence.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be unsettled to active levels on 24-29 Oct, 01-02 Nov, 07-11 Nov and 15-17 Nov with G1 (Minor) storm levels likely on 24-26 Oct, 07-11 Nov and G2
(Moderate) levels likely on 25-26 Oct and 09-10 Nov due to recurrent CH HSS effects.

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2017 Oct 23 0514 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact www.swpc.noaa.gov/wwire.html#
#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2017-10-23
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2017 Oct 23      82           5          2
2017 Oct 24      84          18          5
2017 Oct 25      85          45          6
2017 Oct 26      85          40          6
2017 Oct 27      85          18          4
2017 Oct 28      85          12          4
2017 Oct 29      85          10          3
2017 Oct 30      85           8           3
2017 Oct 31      85           5           2
2017 Nov 01      85           8          3
2017 Nov 02      85          10         3
2017 Nov 03      85           5          2
2017 Nov 04      84           5          2
2017 Nov 05      82           5          2
2017 Nov 06      80           5          2
2017 Nov 07      80          28         5
2017 Nov 08      80          30         5
2017 Nov 09      80          40         6
2017 Nov 10      80          28         6
2017 Nov 11      80          26         5
2017 Nov 12      80           8          3
2017 Nov 13      80           5          2
2017 Nov 14      80           5          2
2017 Nov 15      80          12         4
2017 Nov 16      80          10         3
2017 Nov 17      80           8          3
2017 Nov 18      82           8          3
(NOAA)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot weekend programs


From the Isle of Music, October 22-28
No interviews this week, rather, we will explore the Electronic & Electronic-Acoustic Music category of Cubadisco 2017 plus listen to some excellent Cuban Jazz from the early 2000s.
Four opportunities to listen on shortwave:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Kostinbrod, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US)
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.



Soul Masala......
Episode 33 of Uncle Bill's Melting Pot will be mostly some excellent Indian/Soul/Jazz fusion with the usual surprise or two on the side. This will be different.
Sunday, October 22 at 2200-2230 UTC (6:00pm-6:30pm EDT US) on WBCQ 7490 Khz, for the Americas and parts of Europe.

William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer, Tilford Productions, LLC

Friday, October 20, 2017

Shortwave Radiogram weekend schedule


Hello friends,
I received very few reports of last weekend’s Thor 25x4 providing a better decode than our usual MFSK32, despite the 2-second interleave of Thor 25x4. One of those reports was from Zach in Alabama (above).

This weekend Shortwave Radiogram will be all MFSK32, but we will experiment with the ISO-8859-5 character set. In our usual UTF-8 character set, when we transmit Cyrillic text, e.g. Russian, the speed of the printout is reduced by half. With the ISO-8859-5 character set, Cyrillic prints out at the same speed (120 wpm using MFSK32) as English.

So please adjust Fldigi: Configure > UI > Colors & Fonts > change Rx/Tx Character set to ISO-8859-5. In ISO-8859-5 you will see both the English and Russian text. In UTF-8 (Fldigi’s default), only the English.

Unfortunately, in Android, the TIVAR and AndFlmsg apps have only the UTF-8 character set, so the Russian text will not be visible. Less than 3 minutes of the program is devoted to the Russian text.  

And keep in mind that you can record Shortwave Radiogram and decode from the recording, trying different settings.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 18, 21-22 October 2017, all in MFSK32:

 1:31  Program preview
 3:21  US worried about independent media in Hungary*
10:51  Excerpt of Russian text from Deutsche Welle
13:55  New amateur radio station at BBC Broadcasting House*
19:23  QST review of new Icom IC-R8600 receiver*
21:34  DW.com feature on best mountain photos*
24:45  DW.com feature on autumn leaves* 
27:05  Closing announcements
* with image

Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net
And visit http://swradiogram.net
Twitter: @SWRadiogram
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567099476753304


Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule

Saturday
1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line, Bulgaria
Sunday
0600-0630 UTC
7730 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sunday
2030-2100 UTC
11580 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sunday
2330-2400 UTC
11580 kHz
WRMI Florida

The Mighty KBC transmits to Europe Saturdays at 1500-1600 UTC on 9400 kHz (via Bulgaria), with the minute of MFSK at about 1530 UTC (if you are outside of Europe, listen via websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/ ).  And to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. The minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/

 Italian Broadcasting Corporation (IBC)  For the complete IBC transmission schedule visit  http://ibcradio.webs.com/  Five minutes of MFSK32 is at the end of the 30-minute English-language “Shortwave Panorama,” per the schedule below:

WEDNESDAY  18.55 UTC  6070 KHZ TO EUROPE
                       19.55 UTC  1584 KHZ TO EUROPE
THURSDAY     02.55 UTC  1584 KHZ TO EUROPE
FRIDAY           01.25 UTC  9955 KHZ TO CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA
SATURDAY     01.55 UTC 11580 KHZ TO NORTH AMERICA
                       20.25 UTC  1584 KHZ TO SOUTH EUROPE
SUNDAY          00.55 UTC  7730 KHZ TO NORTH AMERICA
                       10.55 UTC  6070 KHZ TO EUROPE

 Thanks for your reception reports!  The QSL gallery for program 16 has been sent to everyone who reported.
Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram


Monday, October 16, 2017

Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, October 15-21


From the Isle of Music, Oct 15-21:
This week, our special guest is William Borrego, whose debut solo album Acerca el Oido was awarded a Cubadisco in 2017 in the Conjuntos y Otros Formatos category as well as nominated for another one in the Opera Prima (best new artist) category, AND he sings in Leyendas.com, also nominated in Conjuntos y Otros Formatos. We will listen to a lot of music from that category as well as a couple of surprises.
Four opportunities to listen on shortwave:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Kostinbrod, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US)
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.


Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, Oct 15
It's Greek Week!
Episode 32 of
Uncle Bill's Melting Pot will be mostly some absolutely sublime Greek music. If you listen to VOG even though you don't speak a word of Greek, this episode's for you. You bring the Ouzo, we'll bring the music.
Sunday, October 15 at 2200-2230 UTC (6:00pm-6:30pm EDT US) on WBCQ 7490 Khz.

(William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer)

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins


Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2017 Oct 16 0358 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/weekly.html
#
#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
#
Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 09 - 15 October 2017

Solar activity was at very low levels and spotless with the exception of the emergence of new Region 2684 (N11, L=312, class/area Bxo/010 on 15 Oct) late in the period. No Earth-directed
coronal mass ejections were observed.  No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at moderate levels on 09-11 Oct, high levels on 12-14 Oct, and very high levels on 15 Oct. The largest flux of the period was 59,298 pfu observed at 15/1645 UTC.

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to G2 (Moderate) storm levels. The period began with solar wind speeds between 300-400 km/s and total field ranging from 1-5 nT on 09-10 Oct. The geomagnetic field was at quiet levels on 09 Oct and quiet to unsettled levels on 10 Oct. By late on 10 Oct, total field and solar wind speed began to increase as a polar connected, positive polarity, coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) became geoeffective. Total field increased to 12 nT at 11/1115 UTC and solar wind speed gradually increased to a maximum of 737 km/s at 14/0550 UTC. Solar wind speed slowly decreased thereafter to near 550 km/s by the end of the period.

The geomagnetic field responded with unsettled to G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm levels on 11-12 Oct and 14-15 Oct. Quiet to G2 (Moderate) storm levels were observed on 13 Oct.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 16 October - 11 November 2017

Solar activity is expected to be at very low levels. A chance for C-flares is likely on 19 Oct-03 Nov with the return of old Regions 2682 (S10, L=126) and 2683 (N13, L=111).  No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit. The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is
expected to be at high to very high levels on 16-18 Oct and again on 27 Oct and 11 Nov. High levels are expected on 19-21 Oct, 25-26 Oct, 28 Oct-01 Nov and on 08-10 Nov due to recurrent CH HSS influences.  Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at unsettled to active levels on 16-22 Oct, 24-29 Oct, 01-02 Nov, and 07-11 Nov. G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm levels are likely on 24-25 Oct and 07-11 Nov and G2 (Moderate) levels are likely on 25 Oct and 10 Nov due to recurrent CH HSS effects.

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2017 Oct 16 0358 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wwire.html
#
#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2017-10-16
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2017 Oct 16      70          18          4
2017 Oct 17      70          10          3
2017 Oct 18      70          12          4
2017 Oct 19      72          12          4
2017 Oct 20      72           8          3
2017 Oct 21      72           8          3
2017 Oct 22      72           8          3
2017 Oct 23      72           5          2
2017 Oct 24      72          35          5
2017 Oct 25      72          45          6
2017 Oct 26      72          15          4
2017 Oct 27      72          15          4
2017 Oct 28      72          10          3
2017 Oct 29      72           8          3
2017 Oct 30      72           5          2
2017 Oct 31      72           5          2
2017 Nov 01      72           8          3
2017 Nov 02      72          10          3
2017 Nov 03      70           5          2
2017 Nov 04      70           5          2
2017 Nov 05      70           5          2
2017 Nov 06      70           5          2
2017 Nov 07      70          28          5
2017 Nov 08      70          30          5
2017 Nov 09      70          40          5
2017 Nov 10      70          28          6
2017 Nov 11      70          26          5
(NOAA)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Clandestine stations schedule updates


Effective: 15 October 2017
Schedules do not reflect Winter B17 schedules.
All times UTC

Voice of Freedom
0000-0200 on  5920 HWA 010 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, alt.5940/6020/6135

Republic of Yemen Radio
0000-0300 on 11860 unknown tx / unknown to N/ME Arabic

Radio Republica
0100-0300 on  9490 ISS 150 kW / 285 deg to Cuba Spanish

Radio Payem e-Doost
0230-0315 on  7460 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Farsi

Voice of Kashmir
0230-0330 on  6030 DEL 100 kW / non-dir to SoAs Kashmiri

Denge Kurdistan
0230-0500 on  6155 ERV 100 kW / 192 deg to WeAs Kurdish

Radio Republica
0300-0400 on  9490 ISS 150 kW / 285 deg to Cuba Spanish Sun/Mon

Voice of Freedom
0300-0800 on  5920 HWA 010 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, alt.5940/6020/6135

Republic of Yemen Radio
0300-0900 on 11860 JED 050 kW / non-dir to N/ME Arabic

Radio Tamazuj
0330-0430 on  9600 SMG 250 kW / 146 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic
0330-0430 on 11650 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic

Eye Radio
0400-0500 on 11730 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Arabic/English*
*including other languages Dinka/Nuer/Shilluk/Bari/Zande/Lutoho

Radio Dabanga
0430-0500 on  9600 SMG 250 kW / 146 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic
0430-0500 on 13800 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic

Radio Dandal Kura International
0500-0600 on  5960 ASC 250 kW / 070 deg to WeAf Kanuri

Denge Kurdistan
0500-1800 on  7320 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to WeAs Kurdish
0500-1800 on  7520 ERV 100 kW / 192 deg to WeAs Kurdish

Echo of Unification
0430-0630 on  3966vCNG 005 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
0430-0630 on  5905 PYO 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
0430-0630 on  6250 PYO 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean

Voice of The People
0530-2330 on  3480 K-S 050 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
0530-2330 on  3910 K-S 050 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, alt.3912
0530-2330 on  3930 K-S 050 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, alt.4557
0530-2330 on  4450 K-S 050 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
0530-2330 on  6520 K-S 050 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, alt.6518
0530-2330 on  6600 K-S 050 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean

Radio Dandal Kura International
0600-0700 on  7415 ASC 250 kW / 070 deg to WeAf Kanuri

Echo of Hope
0600-2400 on  3985 HWA 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
0600-2400 on  4885 SEO 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
0600-2400 on  5995 HWA 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, alt.6003
0600-2400 on  6250 SEO 010 kW / 010 deg to NEAs Korean, alt.6248
0600-2400 on  6350 HWA 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
0600-2400 on  9100 SEO 010 kW / 010 deg to NEAs Korean

Radio Dandal Kura International
0700-0800 on 13810 WOF 250 kW / 165 deg to WeAf Kanuri

Voice of Kashmir
0730-0830 on  6100 DEL 250 kW / 134 deg to SoAs Kashmiri

Voice of Freedom
0900-1500 on  5920 HWA 010 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, alt.5940/6020/6135

Republic of Yemen Radio
0900-1800 on 11860 unknown tx / unknown to N/ME Arabic

Suab Xaa Moo Zoo, Voice of Hope
1130-1200 on 11560 TSH 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs Hmong

Voice of Khmer M'Chas Srok
1130-1200 on 17860 TAC 100 kW / 122 deg to SEAs Khmer Thu/Sun

Voice of Tibet
1200-1210 on 11513 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese
1210-1230 on 11507 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese

Radio Que Me
1200-1230 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs Vietnamese Fri

Radio Free North Korea
1200-1300 on 15630 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean

Radio ERGO
1200-1300 on 17845 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to EaAf Somali

National Unity Radio
1200-1500 on 11550 DB  100 kW / 071 deg to NEAs Korean

Echo of Unification
1230-1430 on  3966vCNG 005 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
1230-1430 on  5905 PYO 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
1230-1430 on  6250 PYO 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean

Voice of Tibet
1230-1235 on 15533 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1235-1305 on 15527 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan

Shiokaze Sea Breeze
1300-1330 on  6040 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Chinese Mon
1300-1330 on  6040 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Tue
1300-1330 on  6040 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Wed
1300-1330 on  6040 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs English Thu
1300-1330 on  6040 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Fri
1300-1330 on  6040 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Sat
1300-1330 on  6040 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Sun

Nippon no Kaze
1300-1330 on  9465 TSH 300 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Korean
1300-1330 on  9900 TSH 300 kW / 352 deg to NEAs Korean
1300-1330 on  9940 TSH 100 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Korean

Voice of Tibet
1300-1310 on 11507 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese
1305-1315 on 15522 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1310-1330 on 11512 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese
1315-1335 on 15528 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan

Shiokaze Sea Breeze
1330-1400 on  6040 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Mon
1330-1400 on  6040 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Tue
1330-1400 on  6040 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Wed
1330-1400 on  6040 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs English Thu
1330-1400 on  6040 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Fri
1330-1400 on  6040 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Sat
1330-1400 on  6040 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Sun

Furusato no Kaze
1330-1400 on  9705 TSH 300 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Japanese
1330-1400 on  9900 TSH 300 kW / 352 deg to NEAs Japanese
1330-1400 on  9950 TSH 100 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Japanese

Voice of Wilderness
1330-1530 on  7625 TAC 100 kW / 070 deg to NEAs Korean

Voice of Tibet
1335-1345 on 15522 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1345-1400 on 15528 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan

Voice of Tibet
1400-1405 on 15565 MDC 250 kW / 045 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1405-1410 on 15560 MDC 250 kW / 045 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1410-1430 on 15565 MDC 250 kW / 045 deg to CeAs Tibetan

Furusato no Kaze (Shiokaze Sea Breeze)
1405-1435 on  6165 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese

Furusato no Kaze
1430-1500 on  9450 TSH 300 kW / 352 deg to NEAs Japanese
1430-1500 on  9560 TSH 300 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Japanese
1430-1500 on  9960 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs Japanese

Voice of Kashmir
1430-1530 on  6030 DEL 100 kW / non-dir to SoAs Kashmiri

North Korea Reform Radio
1430-1530 on 11570 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean

Radio Tamazuj
1430-1500 on 15150 ISS 250 kW / 138 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic
1430-1500 on 15550 SMG 250 kW / 150 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic
1500-1530 on 15150 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic
1500-1530 on 15550 SMG 250 kW / 150 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic

Nippon no Kaze
1500-1530 on  7335 TSH 300 kW / 352 deg to NEAs Korean
1500-1530 on  9900 TSH 300 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Korean
1500-1530 on  9975 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs Korean

Radio Al-Mukhtar
1500-1558 on 15205 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Arabic Tue

Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti
1500-1530 on 15515 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Sat

Living Water Ministry Broadcasting
1500-1600 on  9650 PUG 250 kW / 000 deg to NEAs Korean Tue-Thu

Nippon no Kaze
1530-1600 on  7335 TSH 300 kW / 352 deg to NEAs Korean
1530-1600 on  9685 TSH 300 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Korean
1530-1600 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs Korean

Radio Dabanga
1530-1600 on 15150 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic
1530-1600 on 15550 SMG 250 kW / 150 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic

Voice of Martyrs
1530-1700 on  7525 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean/English

Shiokaze Sea Breeze
1600-1630 on  6090 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Chinese Mon
1600-1630 on  6090 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Tue
1600-1630 on  6090 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Wed
1600-1630 on  6090 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs English Thu
1600-1630 on  6090 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Fri
1600-1630 on  6090 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Sat
1600-1630 on  6090 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Sun

Furusato no Kaze
1600-1630 on  7335 TSH 300 kW / 352 deg to NEAs Japanese
1600-1630 on  9470 TSH 300 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Japanese
1600-1630 on  9960 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs Japanese

Radio Ranginkaman/Radio Rainbow
1600-1630 on  7575 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Farsi Mon/Fri

Radio Xoriyo Ogaden
1600-1630 on 17630 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat
1600-1630 on 17870 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Mon/Fri

Radio Voice of Independent Oromiya
1600-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Oromo Sun

Radio Voice of Amara
1600-1658 on 15360 ISS 250 kW / 120 deg to EaAf Amharic Sun

Eye Radio
1600-1900 on 17730 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Arabic/English*
*including other languages Dinka/Nuer/Shilluk/Bari/Zande/Lutoho

Voice of Freedom
1600-2000 on  5920 HWA 010 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, alt.5940/6020/6135

Shiokaze Sea Breeze
1630-1700 on  6090 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Mon
1630-1700 on  6090 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Tue
1630-1700 on  6090 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Wed
1630-1700 on  6090 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs English Thu
1630-1700 on  6090 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Fri
1630-1700 on  6090 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Sat
1630-1700 on  6090 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Sun

Nippon no Kaze
1630-1700 on  7335 TSH 300 kW / 352 deg to NEAs Korean

Radio Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa
1630-1658 on 17840 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Oromo Tue/Thu/Fri

Furusato no Kaze
1700-1730 on  6155 TSH 300 kW / 352 deg to NEAs Japanese

Dimtse Radio Erena
1700-1730 on 11965 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Mon-Fri

Voice of Oromo Liberation
1700-1730 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Wed/Fri/Sun

Radio Voice of Amara
1700-1800 on 15360 ISS 250 kW / 120 deg to EaAf Amharic Mon/Wed/Sat

Dimtse Radio Erena
1730-1800 on 11965 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Arabic Mon-Fri

Voice of Oromo Liberation
1730-1800 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Amharic Wed

Dimtse Radio Erena
1700-1800 on 11965 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Sat
1700-1800 on 11965 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Arabic Sun

Denge Kurdistan
1800-2100 on  6155 ERV 100 kW / 192 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1800-2100 on  7320 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to WeAs Kurdish

Radio Payem e-Doost
1800-1845 on  7480 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Farsi

Radio Itahuka
1800-1900 on 15420 MDC 250 kW / 320 deg to SoAf Kirundi Sat

Radio Dandal Kura International
1800-2100 on 12050 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Kanuri

Republic of Yemen Radio
1800-2300 on 11860 JED 050 kW / non-dir to N/ME Arabic

Lutheran World Federation/Voice of Gospel/Sawtu Linjilia
1830-1858 on 15315 ISS 500 kW / 180 deg to WCAf Fulfulde

Voice of the People of Somaliland
1900-1930 on  7325 MDC 250 kW / 355 deg to EaAf Somali

North Korea Reform Radio
2030-2130 on  7500 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean

Voice of Freedom
2100-2400 on  5920 HWA 010 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, alt.5940/6020/6135

Echo of Unification
2230-0030 on  3966vCNG 005 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
2230-0030 on  5905 PYO 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
2230-0030 on  6250 PYO 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean

Suab Xaa Moo Zoo, Voice of Hope
2230-2300 on  7530 TSH 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs Hmong

Voice of Tibet
2300-2305 on  7492 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
2305-2335 on  7493 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
2335-2400 on  7487 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan

Republic of Yemen Radio
2300-2400 on 11860 unknown tx / unknown to N/ME Arabic
(DX Bulgaria/photo via Pinterest)

IBC updates their QSL policy


The Italian Broadcasting Corporation has announced a new QSL policy. The station's websites, notes, "We confirm all correct reception reports with our E-QSL. We are sorry, but due to the high cost of stamps, if you need our paper QSL (sent with an IBC sticker), a donation is required."

Among future plans, there is the possibility to extend their Saturday broadcast via Rohrbach, Germany, on 6070 kHz at the end of October. If so, the new time slot will include: 1300-1500 UTC(currently 1300-1400 UTC).

IBC has decided that their Saturday transmission will begin in the upcoming B17 winter period.
(Italian Broadcasting Corporation/DX Fanzine)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Shortwave Station Bends But Doesn't Break


WRMI in Okeechobee scrambled back to service despite hurricane damage

Friday, October 13, 2017

EMR Relays schedules, and more

All times UTC/frequencies kHz

Scheduled transmissions from Radio City
3rd Saturday at 08.00 to 09.00 - 9510 with repeats on all other Saturdays
4th Saturday at 12.00 to 13.00 - 7265 via Hamburger Lokalradio
Contact address remains: citymorecars@yahoo.ca

Saturday HLR
06.00 to 10.00 - 6190
10.00 to 16.00 - 7265

European Music Radio relays
14 October 2017
08.00 to 09.00 - 6070 to Western Europe via Channel 292
15 October 2017
08.00 to 09.00 - 9485 to Western Europe via MVBR
19.00 to 20.00 - 6070 to Western Europe via Channel 292

Internet Repeats on 15 October 2017
EMR will have this month's transmissions via two streams running at the following Times:15.00, 17.00, 19.00
http://nednl.net:8000/emr.m3u will be on 96 kbps /44 KHz stereo for normal listening
http://nednl.net:8000/emr24.m3u will be 24 kbps / 22 KHz mono will be especially for low bandwidth like mobile phones.

European Music Radio relay
21 October 2017
21.30 to 22.00 - 7490 to Central & North America via WBCQ
Sunday HLR
09.00 to 12.00 - 9485
E-mail: redaktion@hamburger-lokalradio.de 
Thank you!
HLR FM-DAB+ Program via the Internet www.hamburger-lokalradio.net  daily/24 hours

The Mighty KBC program schedule http://www.kbcradio.eu/index.php?dir=shows/6095
Please Email: themightykbc@gmail.com 
Thank you!
 
Hobart Radio International
Full Schedule A17: http://www.hriradio.org/p/current-schedule.html
Please Email: hriradio@gmail.com 
Thank you!

Radio Channel 292  Transmission schedules
http://www.channel292.de/schedule-for-bookings/

Radio Mi Amigo Transmission schedules
www.radiomiamigo.es/shortwave

For outside the listening area please try the Twente/Netherlands Web RX at http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/
You can also hear many European free and alternative stations via the Internet at: http://laut.fm/jukebox

Good Listening!
73s, 
Tom Taylor
European Music Radio:
website www.europeanmusicradio.com
email emrshortwave@gmail.com

Shortwave Radiogram weekend schedule, October 14-15

Comparison of image in two modes by @Hal_Fi in California, 8 October, 0624 UTC, 7730 kHz via WRMI Florida
Hello friends,
Last weekend, it was fun to try the Thor22 mode.  So far, however, I have not seen any examples (reception was too good!) of the 78-wpm Thor22 mode providing a better decode than 120-wpm MFSK32. The Thor22 images had more synchronization problems than the MFSK32 images.


This weekend we will try the Thor 25x4 mode. It’s 1800 Hz wide with a speed of 88 wpm and a 2-second interleave. Thor 25x4 might work well in difficult reception conditions. (I think we tried this mode on VOA Radiogram.)


Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 17, 14-15 October 2017, all in MFSK32 except where noted:
 1:34  Program preview
 2:48  Trump renews threats against US media*
13:04  Russia considers restrictions against RFE/RL*
17:52  Signal Festival light show in Prague*
20:57  California wildfires*
23:09  Thor 25x4: Radio Caroline will get MW license
27:26  MFSK32: Image* and closing announcements


* with image
Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net
And visit http://swradiogram.net
Twitter: @SWRadiogram
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567099476753304



Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule

Saturday
1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line, Bulgaria
Sunday
0600-0630 UTC
7730 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sunday
2030-2100 UTC
11580 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sunday
2330-2400 UTC
11580 kHz
WRMI Florida


 The Mighty KBC transmits to Europe Saturdays at 1500-1600 UTC on 9400 kHz (via Bulgaria), with the minute of MFSK at about 1530 UTC (if you are outside of Europe, listen via websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/ ).  And to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 5960 kHz, via GermanyThe minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/


 Italian Broadcasting Corporation (IBC)  For the complete IBC transmission schedule visit  http://ibcradio.webs.com/  Five minutes of MFSK32 is at the end of the 30-minute English-language “Shortwave Panorama,” per the schedule below:


All times UTC/frequencies kHz

Wednesday  
18.55 6070 to Europe  
19.55 1584 to Europe  

Thursday  
02.55 1584 to Europe

Friday        
01.25 9955 to Central/South America

Saturday   
01.55 11580 to North America
20.25 1584 to South Europe

Sunday     
00.55 7730 to North America
10.55 6070 to Europe

Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram