sábado, 29 de abril de 2017

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs April 27-28, 2017

** ALBANIA [non]. Glenn, Thanks for putting Christian in touch re Tirana. We have worked out the technical details. Do you think 2300 UTC on 5850 would be good? (Jeff White, WRMI, April 26, WORLD OF RADIO 1875, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
Jeff, If you can confirm a time and start date (daily except Sundays?), I can mention it on upcoming WOR. So that would replace the AWR Cuba broadcast?
5850 should be good as far as here, but that early in the summer, 7570 would reach further across the continent {and overcome storm noise better}. I assume we are talking about Tirana`s English broadcast only (Glenn to Jeff, via DXLD)
Well, we could start with 5850 at 2300 and then see what becomes available. Yes, it would replace AWR Cuba at that hour. I don't know which day we will start yet, but I will coordinate this with Christian. Maybe May 1. Yes, English only, Monday-Saturday (Jeff White, April 26, WORLD OF RADIO 1875, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
Since R. Tirana can no longer broadcast on SW direct from Albania, glad that a relay via WRMI is being arranged, something I have been advocating since last year (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1875, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
WRMI TO BEGIN RELAY OF RADIO TIRANA
Recently Radio Tirana in Albania ended its broadcasts on shortwave. Radio Tirana's programs were legendary during the years of the Cold War, when it was one of the strongest signals on the shortwave bands. Its programming is entirely different now in a free Albania, but the signal was quite poor in recent years, at least in the Americas.
Now, WRMI will be relaying Radio Tirana's daily English program Monday-Saturday at 2300 UTC on 5850 kHz to North America, beginning today, April 27, 2017 (WRMI fb via gh, DXLD)
Great, so you can bet I am tuned in to 5850 at 2259 UT April 27: after Biermann ID, dead air! 2305 can hear some barely audible music fill, then fades up, a World Music song in Spanish at 2308. By 2313 mostly DA, strength S9+5 to S9+15 vs local line noise level. As I had told Jeff, 7 MHz would be better: the BS frequencies, 7570 at S9+35, 7730 with S9+30. Still music at 2317 when I give up on 5850.
Later heard from Jeff. He`s getting the audio files uploaded by Christian Milling who has already aired them at 1900 UT on Shortwaveservice 6005 Kall, Germany. There is something wrong, or incompatible, with this mp2 audio file. I download it too and altho some modulation is showing on the Winamp meter, nothing at all can be heard. No doubt they`ll get this corrected for subsequent broadcasts.
Bruce Churchill in California reported: ``R Tirana via WRMI as monitored via Perseus SDR on 4/27 in MA at 2320 was only carrier, no audio - audio appeared suddenly at 2324 with nice signal. Heard from SDR in Edmonton AB at 2330 with S2 signal``. By :24 minutes into the broadcast, R. Tirana is normally playing music, so not clear whether he was hearing that or some WM from Okeechobee (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 570, April 28 at 0455, dominant signal here with choral NA early, stops at 0456 but no ID, so sign-off? Nothing further heard. Loops south, so I would expect XEBJB Monterrey NL. IRCA Mexican Log as of 2015 showed XEBJB as 24 hours, but some others going off at 0500 or 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6880-AM, April 27 at 2307, very poor pirate music at S9 in noise level. Next check April 28 at 0444, still/again on with music at S9+5 vs S8 QRN level. Presumably Unknown Name Radio Network which has been reported over a very long timespan in
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,34512.0.html
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,34519.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 7615-AM, April 28 at 0437, Station YHWH is on at S9, but not heard after 0500. Getting to be quite regular. More reports:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,34508.0.html
including link to ARRL story about his previous bust at end of 2014y:
http://www.arrl.org/news/unlicensed-religious-broadcaster-who-used-amateur-frequencies-ordered-off-the-air
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1875 contents: Alaska, Albania non, Argentina, Australia, Cuba, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Iran non, Kurdistan non, Laos, Liberia, Myanmar, Netherlands non, New Zealand, Nigeria non, North America, Per?, Philippines, Russia, Tibet non, USA
WORLD OF RADIO 1875 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast Thursday April 27 at 2130 on WRMI 11580, fair. Also confirmed Thu Apr 27 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.01-USB, fair. Next:
Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE, 5950 to S
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE [? pre-empted last two weeks]
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455? to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455? to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490.1-AM, Thu April 27 at 2317, WBCQ with Uncle Bill playing a polka, S8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 690, April 28 at 0454 UT, outro from a network (?) called Radio One, then local weather from KGGF Coffeyville KS, axually from a YL weatherperson at NewsOnSix = KOTV-45 (for a while longer), Tulsa. I continue to lament that KGGF no longer carries Jim Bohannon at 02-05 UT, which used to be our best source, so at 0457 UT I check whether he`s still on: KWTO 560 Springfield MO, KFEQ 680 St Joseph MO --- yes, he is. KWTO is where he worked early in his career. I don`t find a network named Radio One in the list on page 271 of the NRC AM Log, nor as a station group on page 276, nor as a show on page 272.
`When Radio Was` is on the schedule at 11 pm-midnight CT M-F
http://kggfradio.com/kggf-am/kggf-am-line-up
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1020, April 28 at 0500 UT, singing ID for Radiovisi?n Cristiana (1330 NYC), so KCKN Roswell NM is currently active, and plenty to QRM KOKP Perry OK with a heavy SAH, let alone KDKA Pittsburgh PA which it is supposed to protect (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. IBOC noise check around 0456 UT April 28: 670 WSCR, 780 WBBM, 830 WCCO, 1080 KRLD (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9260-9270, April 28 at 1350, instead of WINB, multi-carrier tones again hetting each other over this range, peaks about every 0.4 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1609 UT April 28
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IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

IOTA News from the
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

27 April, 2017

Island activities:
IOTA QRGs
CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz
AF-024; S7, Inner Islands: Ivan/LZ1PJ will be operating from Mahe
on HF and 6m (CW only) between May 2 and 10. He particularly
welcomes calls from SKCC members. QSL via LZ1PJ (d/B), LoTW.
AS-047; JA6, Daito Islands: Tak/JR1LZK and Mitsu/JE1HXZ will be
active from Minami-Daito Island between April 28 and May 6. QRV with their homecalls /6 on 40-6m (CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65). QSL via homecalls (d/B), ClubLog, LoTW.
AS-073, 9M2, Kelantan/terengganu State group & AS-058, 9M2, Perlis/
Kedah State group: Luca/IK2PFL plans to visit the following islands
between May 1 and 8 as 9M2/IK2PFL:
May 01-04.: Perhentian Besar (AS-073)
May 06-08: Langkawi Isloeand (AS-058)
QSL via IK2PFL (d/B).
AS-079; JA6, Miyako Islands: Take/JI3DST operates as JS6RRR and
JI3DST/6 from Miyako between April 26 and May 9. QRV on 80-6m (SSB,
cW, RTTY, JT65, FM). QSL via JI3DST (d/B).
EU-065; F, Bretagne (Finistere North West) Region group:
Andy/F4ELK, Christophe/F4ELI, and Stephane/F5UOW will be paying the
following islands in the EU-065 group a visit on April 28 and 29 with the call TM65EU:
April 28: Quemenes (DIFM AT-039)
April 29: Balanec oder Bannalec (DIFM AT-038)
April 29: Trilien (DIFM AT-040)
Also possible are activations of Ledenez Vraz (DIFM A-042) and
Ledenez Quemenes (DIFM AT-044). QSL via F4ELK (d/B).
EU-124; GW/MW, Welsh Coastal Islands: Members of the Virtual
Amateur Radio Club of North Kent will be active from Ynys Gybi (Holy Island, WAB SH28, ARLHS WAL-025, WW Loc. IO73ph) between April 30 and May 6 with the call MC0VRC. Operators are Mark/G0GQT, Keith/M0KJA, and Nigel/G0GDA. On May 2 they plan to participate in
the UKAC contest on 2m from IO73 and IO72 with the calls GW0GQT/p
and GW0GDA/p. QSL via eQSL.
OC-119, DU8, Jolo group: Dindo/DU1UD has recently been active
signing DU1UD/8 from Jolo Sulu. He is there on a work assignment,
on-air time therefore is limited to his spare hours. Dindo expects to remain on the island for several weeks. QSL via M0OXO.
OC-165, 9M8, Sarawak's Coastal Islands: Ops Allpa/9M8ADX,
Dennis/9W8DEN, and Aldrin/9M8WAT will be active between April 29
(04z) and May 1 (02z) from Satang Besar. QRV as 9M8RC on 40, 20,
15, and 10m. QSL via 9W8KIF
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
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ARLP017 Propagation de K7RA

ARLP017 Propagation de K7RA

Each of the average solar and geomagnetic indices rose last week
(April 20-26) over the previous seven days.
Average daily sunspot number rose from 8.6 to 35.7, and solar flux
rose from 76.5 to 81.4.
Average daily planetary A index went from 8 to 26.4, and average
daily mid-latitude A index from 6.3 to 18.4.
The day with the most geomagnetic activity was April 22 when the
planetary A index was 54. One the same date, Alaska's College A
index (near Fairbanks) was 86.
Predicted planetary A index is 8, 5 and 5 on April 28-30, then 14,
10, 8 and 10 on May 1-4, 15 on May 5-6, 8 on May 7-8, 5 on May 9-14,
8 and 15 on May 15-16, and then into a more active period at 30, 25,
45, 50 and 30 on May 17-21. Then 20 on May 22-24, then 15, 8, 5 and
20 on May 25-28, 10 on May 29-31, 15 on June 1-2, 8 on June 3-4, and
5 on June 5-9.
Predicted solar flux values are 79 on April 28-29, 78 on April 30
and May 1, 77 on May 2-4, 75 on May 5-14, 80 on May 15-18, 85 on May
19-24, 80 on May 25-28 and 75 on May 29 to June 10.
OK1HH sent us this geomagnetic activity forecast for the period
April 28 to May 24, 2017.
"Geomagnetic field will be:
Quiet on May 9-10, 12-13
Mostly quiet on April 30, May 7
Quiet to unsettled April 29, May 2, 4, 14, 21-24
Quiet to active on April 28, May 1, 3, 8, 11, 15-16, 19
Active to disturbed on May (5-6,) 17-18, 20
"Amplifications of the solar wind from coronal holes are expected on
April 28, May (1-5,) 6-8, (9-11,) 18-22
"Remark: - Parenthesis means lower probability of activity
enhancement and/or lower reliability of prediction."
I thought I ran this last week, but apparently not:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR7D9zTygao
These always seem to come out after the bulletin is posted.
You might want to check this for more up-to-date videos from Dr.
Tamitha Skov:
https://www.youtube.com/user/SpWxfx/videos
Thanks to Don, N5DM for that tip.
If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers,
email the author at k7ra@arrl.net.
For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL
Technical Information Service web page at,
http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals. For an explanation of
numbers used in this bulletin, see
http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere.
An archive of past propagation bulletins is at
http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation. More good
information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/.
Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation.
Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL
bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins.
Sunspot numbers for April 20 through 26, 2017 were 26, 39, 29, 43,
41, 36, and 36, with a mean of 35.7. 10.7 cm flux was 80.7, 82.2,
83.6, 82.5, 80.2, 81.3, and 79.6, with a mean of 81.4. Estimated
planetary A indices were 30, 19, 54, 41, 20, 12, and 9, with a mean
of 26.4. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 20, 11, 37, 24, 19,
10, and 8, with a mean of 18.4.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR7D9zTygao&authuser=0
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Propagation Forecast Bulletin 17  ARLP017
From Tad Cook, K7RA
Seattle, WA  April 28, 2017
To all radio amateurs


[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs April 25-26-27, 2017

** KUWAIT. 15540, April 26 at 1821, presumed R. Kuwait in English, VP S6 signal vs line noise level of S4-S5. I`m keeping after the electric company to fix it, and in fact they are back here working on it circa 1530 April 27 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 800, April 27 at 1200 UT, XEROK with choral NA, near-local KQCV OKC nulled as much as possible. This time I can copy enough of the full ID which follows at 1202 to tell that Radio Ca??n with street address is *not* mentioning an FM frequency with a seven in it, but instead after 800, they say ``Grupo 7`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 6185, April 26 at 1832, JBA carrier but the SSOB vs even weaker 6070 CFRX carrier exactly at local mean noon here. Detectable despite line noise level, and have previously found it later in afternoon. Presumed XEPPM, Radio Educaci?n, M?xico DF at some 1180 miles, which supposedly does not sign on until 2300. It`s definitely not on circa sunrise when never heard tho better propagable, so when do they turn it on and is it just carrier or with programming // MW 1060? Someone in the RGV might be able to tell which (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 7615-AM, April 27 at 0456, Station YHWH is on but VP, gone at next check 0514 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. RF channel A-48 NTSC, April 27 at 1500 UT, I`m monitoring snow again in case I can get KOCY-LP OKC, the Estrella TV station. Maps show tropo is slightly enhanced over central OK. Yes! At *1506 video flashes on the air, but gone again in a few seconds. This keeps happening, at *1507, *1508, *1510, *1513, each lasting well less than a minute. But nothing more in 20+ minutes after that. While on, it`s steady, and the cuts on and off are sharp/abrupt. There is no lightning around, and the steady signal, no Doppler fading, means it`s not Vance airplane scatter either.
Therefore I conclude that like also monitored some weeks ago, this transmitter is axually off the air most of the time, but cuts on briefly and unpredictably. After the first flash, I bring up KTUZ-DT RF 29, which has the same silly program (`El Show de Lagrimita y Costel`, featuring La Silla El?ctrica), on its virtual 48 and confirm it matches altho not synchronized. RF 48 remains the last such station on analog air around here (sporadically). It`s totally superfluous for the OKC audience of course, with the high-power DTV version of same available without breaks (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1874 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday April 25 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, and NOW, 9455 is finally on the air and during this hour at least, // 15770, both fair-good. Also confirmed Wednesday April 26 at 1315.5 on WRMI 9955, very poor. Also confirmed Wed Apr 25 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490 webcast. Also confirmed Wed Apr 25 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, good.
WORLD OF RADIO 1875 ready for first airings April 27:
Thu 2130   WRMI 11580 to NE
Thu 2330   WBCQ 93300v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE, 5950 to S
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE [? pre-empted last two weeks]
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455? to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455? to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9455, April 25 at 2132, WRMI-5 is finally activated as predicted for more than a week, replacing 6855 whence WRMI was ordered to vacate. // 15770 during this hour, and check the transmission skedgrid at http://tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs for the rest of the 24 hours, seemingly initially at least, on the same // pattern as 6855 was. At 0552 UT April 26, 9455 is S9+20 and about the same strength as // 9395 with the Oldies service, and slightly stronger than 9955 with BS at S9+10. Strength of all 9 MHz WRMI channels varies widely in the nightmiddle depending on MUF.
At 1315 April 26, again with Oldies, both good on 9455 // 9395. The azimuths are 285 and 355 respectively, so we are about halfway between them circa 315. April 26 at 1718 check, 9455 at midday is a JBA carrier, weaker than 9395 with Oldies, and 9955 with BS. I`m still fighting a 24h line noise level. April 27 at 1055, 9455 is JBA carrier when during this hour only it`s scheduled // 5850 on System F with variety of programming, 5850 with `Voice of the Report of the Week` at 1000 on Thursdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490.068, April 26 at 0557, WBCQ at S9+10 with music, not BS until joined in progress and without any ID, from 0600. Yet 23 hours later, April 27 at 0516, 7490.1 is already in BS for this hour, his current monomania being pentecost. BS on 7490 supposedly runs only until 0700* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15555-USB, April 26 at 1822, WJHR with usual gospel huxter, at S5 about the same as the line noise level. Many other times during the day it`s inaudible, hard to be sure if on air or not, but it`s no 50 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 7575.8-USB, April 27 at 0515, 2-way in tonal? Language, or maybe 1-way with pauses; far too close to the BS out of 7570 WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1555 UT April 27
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ARLD017 DX news

ARLD017 DX news

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KZ3AB, PY4NY, W3UR, 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.
VIET NAM, 3W.  Peter, DF7DQ will be QRV as 3W9DQ from South Viet Nam
from May 1 to 10.  Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters
using mostly CW with some digital modes.  QSL to home call.  In
addition, Yuri, RM0F will be QRV as 3W9FU from Nha Trang while on
vacation from May 1 to 10.  Activity will be holiday style on 40 to
10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  He also plans to
be active as 3W9FU/p from IOTA AS-157 for two to three days.  QSL to
home call.
MALDIVES, 8Q.  Jim, G3VDB is QRV as 8Q7EJ until May 7.  Activity is
on 30, 20 and 17 meters using mostly CW with some SSB, PSK and RTTY.
QSL via OQRS.
WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2.  Luca, IK2PFL will be QRV as 9M2/IK2PFL from
Perhentian Besar, IOTA AS-073, from May 1 to 8.  Activity will be
holiday style on the HF bands.  QSL to home call.
EAST MALAYSIA, 9M8.  A group of operators will be QRV as 9M8RC from
Satang Besar, IOTA OC-165, from April 29 to May 1.  Activity will be
on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters.  QSL via 9W8KIF.
BOTSWANA, A2.  A group of operators are QRV as A25UK until May 6.
Activity is on the low bands with an emphasis using RTTY.  QSL via
M0OXO.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA.  Members of the DARC club Pfronten
Fuessen will be QRV with special callsign DL60TELF from May 1 to
April 30, 2018 to celebrates its 60th anniversary.  QSL via bureau,
SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5.  Doug, W6HB and Bruce, AD7MM will be QRV as
E51DLD and E51BAS, respectively, from Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013,
from April 30 to May 12.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using
SSB.  QSL direct to home calls.
MARQUESAS ISLAND, FO.  Max, IZ2ZTQ will be QRV as FO/IZ2ZTQ from
Fatu Hiva, IOTA OC-027, beginning May 1.  Activity will be on 40 to
15 meters using SSB, RTTY, PSK and JT65 using solar panels and a
wind generator.  He will be active from other islands as well.  QSL
direct to home call.
JAPAN, JA.  Special event stations 8J4VLP, 8J6VLP, 8J8VLP and 8J9VLP
are QRV until June 30 to commemorate World QRP Day on June 17.  All
these stations will be active on the HF bands using 5 watts.  QSL
all calls via bureau.
OGASAWARA, JD1.  Hiroyuki, JG7PSJ will be QRV as JD1BMH from Chichi
Jima from April 30 to May 5.  Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home call.
GREENLAND, OX.  Michael, 5P1KZX is QRV as OX/5P1KZX from Nuuk until
May 5.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using various digital modes.
QSL to home call.
FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F.  Jan, PY4NY will be QRV as PY0NY from May
5 to 15 to celebrate the 65 years after the creation of the Smoke
Squadron, the Brazilian Air Force's Official Squadron.  Activity
will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and various digital
modes.  QSL to home call.
SEYCHELLES, S7.  Ivan, LZ1PJ will be QRV as S79J from Mahe, IOTA
AF-024, from May 2 to 10.  Activity will be on the HF bands and 6
meters using only CW.  He welcomes calls from SKCC members.  QSL to
home call.
POLAND, SP.  Special event station SN74GETTO is QRV until May 16 to
commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. QSL direct to SP5PDB.
CRETE, SV9.  Seppo, OH1VR is QRV as SV9/OH1VR until May 3.  Activity
is on 80 to 10 meters using only CW.  QSL direct to home call.
LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L.  Christoph, DL1YAF plans to be QRV as
DL1YAF/VK9L from May 1 to 8.  Activity will be holiday style on 80
to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL to home call.
CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.  Al, KZ3AB and Tony, W1FHN will be QRV as ZF2AB
from April 29 to May 6.  Activity will be holiday style on 40, 20,
15 and 10 meters using SSB.  QSL via WA3EOP.
CALLSIGN CORRECTION.  As reported in DX news ARLD016, Denis, F8DAK
is QRV as TZ8TM, NOT TZ6BB, for 18 months.  QSL via W3HNK.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The 10-10 International Digital Spring
Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Feld Hell Sprint,
Helvetia Contest and Florida QSO Party are all on tap for this
upcoming weekend.
The RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship and AGCW QRP/QRP CW Party
are scheduled for May 1.
The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for May 2.
The MIE 33 Contest, 432 MHz Spring Sprint, Phone Fray and CWops
Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for May 3.
Please see April QST, page 92, May QST, page 87, and the ARRL and
WA7BNM contest web sites for details.
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ZCZC AE17
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 17  ARLD017
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  April 27, 2017
To all radio amateurs

ARLX004 Armed Forces Day Crossband Military/Amateur Radio Communications Test is May 13

ARLX004 Armed Forces Day Crossband Military/Amateur Radio
Communications Test is May 13

The US Army, Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard will sponsor the
traditional military/amateur radio communication tests on Saturday,
May 13 to mark the 66th annual Armed Forces Day (AFD). Armed Forces
Day is May 20, but the AFD Crossband Military-Amateur Radio event
will take place a week earlier in order to avoid schedule conflicts
with those attending Hamvention.

Complete information, including military stations, modes, and
frequencies, is available on the US Army MARS website at,
http://www.usarmymars.org/home/announcements .

The annual celebration is a unique opportunity to test two-way
communication between radio amateurs and military stations
(authorized under Part 97.111 of the Amateur Service rules). It
features traditional military-to-amateur crossband SSB voice, CW,
practice using legacy interoperability waveforms, and the
opportunity for participating hams to utilize more modern military
modes, such as MIL-STD Serial PSK and Automatic Link Establishment
(ALE). Military stations and Amateur Radio stations are authorized
to communicate directly on certain 60-meter interoperability
channels - 5,330.5, 5346.5, and 5,371.5 kHz.

These tests give Amateur Radio operators and shortwave listeners a
chance and a challenge to demonstrate individual technical skills
and to receive recognition from the appropriate military radio
station. QSL cards will be available for stations successfully
contacting participating military stations.

The Armed Forces Day message will be transmitted via Military
Standard radioteletype modes (MIL-STD 188-110A/B). Software is
available to demodulate the military serial PSK waveform, and
detailed instructions can be downloaded from,
http://www.n2ckh.com/MARS_ALE_FORUM/MSDMT.html
.  Utilizing this mode with soundcard equipment can be challenging;
review the instructions carefully.

A short practice transmission will be sent at 1930 and 2330 on May
6, 7, 10, and 12 on 13.506.5 MHz USB and 17.443.0 MHz USB.

Military FSK is Baudot at 850 Hz, 75 baud, low mark, and 2000 Hz
center. Most RTTY programs can be set to decode this mode. To
achieve low mark while receiving in USB, select reverse shift.

QSL cards are available for individuals that receive the Armed
Forces Day test message. To receive a card, copy the printed text of
the test message as received from the military station, and include
it in your report. No attempt should be made to correct possible
errors.

Stations copying Armed Forces Day messages transmitted from US Army
and US Navy stations and requesting a QSL card, can complete the QSL
report form online at, http://www.usarmymars.org/ . Stations copying
the Armed Forces Day message transmitted from US Air Force stations
and seeking a QSL card should send a request to Armed Forces Day
Celebration, Chief, Air Force MARS, 203 W. Losey St, Scott AFB, IL
62225.

Include a transcript of the received text, time observed, frequency
observed, military station call sign, your full name and Amateur
Radio call sign (if applicable), full mailing address (including ZIP
code).

Stations with Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) capability can
contact a military station on specific half duplex crossband
channels established for this purpose. ALE is a selective calling
and linking method utilized by government, military, and amateur
radio communications. Military stations will scan and receive
certain amateur HFLINK ALE frequencies and transmit on the
corresponding military ALE frequency. Military stations will also
transmit ALE station identification (soundings) on each military
frequency at 30- to 90-minute intervals. Amateur stations may scan
military frequencies and monitor the soundings to build the LQA
database or select the channel manually. Amateur stations will call
military stations using ALE selective calling on one of the paired
cross band channels.
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QST de W1AW
Special Bulletin 4  ARLX004
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  April 27, 2017
To all radio amateurs

 

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quarta-feira, 26 de abril de 2017

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs April 24-25, 2017

** INDONESIA. 9525-, April 24 at 1423 check, VOI absent again today, no carrier detectable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [non]. 11985, April 24 at 2029, S9-S6 open carrier, 2030 NHK World R. Japon opening in French via MADAGASCAR. At least something is making it thru with rather dismal propagation conditions, marred further here by my line noise problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 91.1 FM, April 24 at 1717 UT check, KKRD Enid, 200-watt station, is still off the air as first noted three days ago following a storm. Still off April 25. Its antenna is on the Broadway Tower in downtown Enid. Once a respected office building, new owners got it for a song and were trying to convert it into a hotel, but now it`s decrepit, with both elevators padlocked! Maybe no one wants to climb the stairs (14? floors) to restart the transmitter? Part of the external facing cracked off last year, and just recently there was a fire in a transformer just outside the building.
This opens 91.1 for 100 kW stations in Wichita KS, KCFN, with AFR, and in Lawton OK, KJRF, another gospel huxter, but not heard yet, both in 100+ mile range. And much to be preferred, 100 kW High Plains Public Radio, KANZ Garden City KS, but just too far on internal antennas.
90.9, KOKF Edmond OK is still on with Air One contemporary Christian music, rather than the talk show I logged before, 1717 UT April 24.
89.1, K206CA, Enid, Oasis Network translator of 90.5 KNYD (or really 88.1 KMSI??) has been restored after running dead air at last check.
92.1, KAMG-LP, Enid remains off the air as of April 25. Last heard carrier on March 10, no modulation for a long time before then. WTFDA DB now shows its horizontal and vertical powers both as 0.0 kW, certainly appropriate.
104.7, KQSN, Ponca City, April 24 at 1903 UT, ID as ``KQSN, Ponca City, Sunny 104.7`` and *one* minute of Fox News until 1904 resuming music.
105.5, K288FX, North Enid, K-love translator of KYLV 88.9, is still off the air April 25, as first noticed April 21 after storms (it`s really in East Enid).
105.7, KRDR Alva, 50 kW now easily heard with 105.5 local off, is no longer ESPN, but hard rock/rap, April 24 at 1900 UT, ``We are The Pulse. . .`` and K-calls not copied. April 25 at 1546 UT: ``The Pulse, 105.7 FM``
WTFDA DB identifies it with sibling? station: ``COYOTE COUNTRY 98.3 KQZQ``. Radio-locator shows: ``KRDR-FM 105.7 MHz Alva, Oklahoma "ESPN Radio 105.7" Format: Sports Website: none``
But google search leads to this:
http://espn1057.com/krdr/
which has nothing but current sports news on it
Also to this FB, but nothing new since June 2016:
https://www.facebook.com/KRDR1057/
We would much prefer to hear on 105.7, KROU Spencer, public radio relay of KGOU Norman, but it`s only 1.6 kW, and can`t overcome KRDR until about Kingfisher on US 81 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1874 monitoring: confirmed Monday April 24 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.35v-CUSB, good. Also confirmed UT Tuesday April 25 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, VG S9+20. Also barely confirmed Tuesday April 25 at 1114 the 1100 broadcast on WRMI 9955; at least it sounds like me, mixed with equally weak pulse jamming. Still no 9455. Next:
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455? to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455? to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Note: 9455 is still not activated as of April 25, and when it is, unclear whether will still be // 9955, 15770 and 5850 at above WOR times like former 6855 was (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9455, April 24 at 1424 check, still no signal from WRMI-5, supposed to reactivate here ex-6855, altho we are well past ``next week`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 15151.50-USB, April 25, 2017 at 1338, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS. Previously logged on 15151.0-USB: at 1455 UT Dec 5, 2014; at 0045 UT Sept 26, 2014; at 1426 UT Oct 30, 2013; at 1458 UT Oct 19, 2009; and at 1519 UT October 23, 2006 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1939 UT April 25
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logos April 23-24, 2017

** CUBA. 6000 & 6145, April 23 at 0544 check of the Cuban Five RHC English frequencies: these two are just barely modulated; 6100 is fair, 5040 loud, 6060 louder with American protest/folk song (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5040, UT Monday April 24 at 0003, RHC is in Kriyol here, not Esperanto; did not have a chance to check at 2230 or 2300 on this or other frequencies, none of which had it a week ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. Correxion: I must withdraw my ``kudos`` to Arnie for avoiding collision with The Mighty KBC, the first UT Sunday after he moved RHC from 6165 to 6145. I so wanted to say something nice about him. You will recall that April 16 at 0100 I found that RHC had gone back to 6165, leaving 6145 to KBC. I did not listen to the rest of the hour, assuming that was a deliberate move to avoid interference until 0200. But a delayed report from Ken Zichi in the MARE Tipsheet shows that RHC was back on 6145 already by 0125:
``GERMANY: 6145 The Mighty KBC w/Uncle Eric's Giant Juke Box about equal with R Havana Cuba which made it pretty unpleasant to listen to, but the digital mode made it through pretty OK: Arrangement in the dining room of the Dutch ambassador's residence in Washington for Dutch Tu?p [Tulip] Days. (Sic. as received) Inline image 2, 4+353+2 kinda fluttery & serious co-channel QRM from Cuba, in EE 0125-0135 16/Apr SB-310 + randomwire--Zichi MI``
The following week on April 23, as I reported last time, RHC stayed on 6145, carrier from before 0100, for me underneath KBC modulation but atop its signal level. It was much worse for Kraig Krist in VA, who does a segment on The Giant Jukebox himself:
``6145 - Mighty KBC. 0000 UT "Dave Mason Show". S6 with static and fading. 0012 signal "improves" to S9 at times, but Dave's voice, what he is saying is difficult to understand. It's easier understanding the songs. 0034 signal S9 +10dB at times. 0053 KBC audio weakens. The signal is still S9 +10dB but something is "stepping" on the audio. At 0054 I hear singing on 6145 kHz. It's not from the Mighty KBC! 0055 the Mighty KBC is getting crushed. At 0100 I discover the cause of the interference. It's Radio Habana Cuba with their English program on 6145 kHz. From 0100 the Mighty KBC is useless on 6145! 73, (Kraig, KG4LAC, Krist, April 24, dxldyg via DXLD)``
So QSY to 9925 cannot come soon enough, but supposed to be one more week on 6145 (Glenn Hauser, OK DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6900.01-AM, April 24 at 0010, C&W music at S8, 0012 talk over music; some QRM from Spanish peskies on LSB (normal inhabitants here so avoided by pirates), evitable by USB tuning. 0033 S7, lo-fi and somewhat distorted music, no announcements heard. 0040 wild SFX mixing with mx and now up to S9; 0045 more LSB peskies. These logs say it was Unknown Name Radio Network again:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,34416.0.html
as previously heard on 6880 and other frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6912.5-AM, April 24 at 0037, very weak music at S4, unID pirate, also unID per these logs of electronic dance music:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,34417.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1874 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday April 23 at 0328 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, fair, about 3 minutes in so started circa 0325. Also confirmed Sunday April 23 after 2330 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Monday April 24 after 0300 on Area 51 webcast; and very poor in noise level at 0325 check on WBCQ 5130v. Not confirmed Monday April 24 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, because another repeat of the `Bye, Bye Sitkunai` hour special has been playing since 0300 like exactly one week ago; as I suspected might happen. Next:
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455? to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455? to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455? to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Note: 9455 is still not activated as of April 23, and when it is, unclear whether will still be // 9955, 15770 and 5850 at above WOR times like former 6855 was (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 3215, April 23 at 0547, no signal from WWCR. Must be off; higher frequencies from Tennessee about one megameter away are reduced to very poor level: not unusual on 49m, but very unusual on 60: 5085 WTWW, 4840 WWCR, so figured 3215 would still be inbooming if on. WWV reported:
``Geophysical Alert Message
Solar-terrestrial indices for 22 April follow.
Solar flux 84 and estimated planetary A-index 54.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0600 UTC on 23 April was 4.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level occurred.
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level are expected``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5980, April 24 at 0006, weak signal with DGS // 5935 WWCR-2. It`s the leapfrog mixing product normally not radiating until much later, because WWCR-4 transmitter is running S9+40 of dead air on 5890; at 45 kHz separations. #4 does not start 5890 until 0200 weekdays, later on weekends, and per program schedule is off the air between 4 and 10 pm CT Sundays, still with wrong UT conversion at right margin as ``22-04``!
This would have blocked R. Chaski, Per?, if it were still on the 5980 air until 0103v*. Claudio Galaz in Chile found that missing before 2400 UT April 20, last heard on April 18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5050, April 24 at 0002, WWRB is already on tonight with anti-Democratic political huxter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGESET)
** U S A. 770, April 23 at 1214 UT, steady signal mentions crawfordbroadcasting.com and loops N/S. Surely it`s my nearest at that angle after sunrise here, KAAM Garland (Metroplex) TX. But that station is not licensed to Crawford, and the website shows their only 770 is KCBC San Francisco (Manteca) CA, certainly not what I am hearing with its lobes into the Pacific, even if on 50 kW cardioid day pattern. KAAM program schedule
http://www.kaamradio.com/schedule/
states merely `public affairs`` for 7-7:30 am Sundays. Apparently they carry some Crawford program (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1030, April 23 at 1221 UT, IDs as ``Real Country 1030 AM, KCWJ`, i.e. Blue Springs (Independence) MO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1140, April 23 at 1223 UT, jazz show with classic performances from 1948, 1949; 1241 UT Miles and the Nonet. Tight DF for NE/SW, atop some SS QRM from AR or NL, 1258 UT finally YL talkover mentions Kansas City, so KCXL Liberty MO, now on 4 kW non-direxional day power. Name of show in passing sounded like ``Neon Jazz``, but program schedule http://www.kcxl.com/shows.html lists `Neon Beat` at 6-8 am CT and all afternoons Saturdays & Sundays, otherwise far-right extremist talk shows (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0418 UT April 24
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs April 22-23, 2017

** INDIA. 9690, April 22 at 1327, pop music playing, must be runup to AIR, perhaps from preceding Tibetan service feed intended for other frequencies. 1330 GOS sign-on in English, think she mentions 9690 & 13710 only, but 9690 too poor at S4-S6, and 13710 inaudible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 9525-, April 22 at 1328, no signal at all from VOI amid scheduled English hour. What does Atsunori say? Agrees it`s missing today, after logs every day previously this month for a triweek (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ITALY [non]. 7730, UT Sunday April 23 at 0040, Italian Shortwave Panorama, some rather routine SWBC logs, 0043 IBC Radio ID, schedule including this broadcast on WRMI, then ham DX news from I2MQP Mario or Gabriel. VG signal as usual on this QRG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NETHERLANDS [non]. 6145, UT Sunday April 23 at 0013, Mighty KBC music, poor at S9 vs S8 line noise level. By 0054 it`s S9+25 --- or rather, now the RHC open carrier is on, seeming to boost signal of understation, at least quietening it. They are virtually zero-beat so not obvious what is happening. I keep checking 6165 whether RHC repeats last week`s switch back there avoiding KBC, but never shows, so maybe it was a fluke, and at 0104 KBC has changed program to `The Giant Jukebox`.
Only at 0105 is there enough undermodulation also from RHC English to detect on 6145 as // much louder 6000. But KBC music modulation is still atop 6145 while its signal must be way under the Cuban strength. One more week of this collision before KBC via GERMANY is planned from May 7 to ascend to 9925 for summer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTNING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, April 23 at 0021, pirate music mixing with CW and SSTV. 0028 retune to hear some fast CW and off. Logs here think there were really two stations, the SSTV one IDing as Pee Wee:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,34380.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6880-AM, April 23 at 0023, lo-fi music at S9+5, 0024 announcement twice by M synth voice as ``--- something Radio Network`` with hotmail address, and then same by YL synth. 0050 still tinny music, long pauses. Another unreadable canned ID at 0102. These logs
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,34367.0.html
say it was Unknown Name Radio Network, heard by many from 2310, and by one with carrier test(?) as early as 1630 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 596 kHz, April 22 at 1838 UT check, high noon, still JBA carrier which I traced months ago to a spur out of 1640 KZLS, east of Hennessey (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGESET)
** PERU. 5980, April 23 at 0016 and 0050, still not even a JBA carrier from R. Chaski, missing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17530, April 22 at 1826, VOA in African English, good at S9 vs S5 local line noise level, must be Greenville, not Vatican, as SSOB and virtually OSOB: 17855 Spain JBA carrier, 17640 Madagascar MWV zilch. A report about a diabetes study at McMaster University; but I am apprehensive as it keeps going, too close to closing time for this frequency, and sure enough, she is cut off at 1829:50 for DA and standard YDD sign-off, totally uncalled for. BTW, 19m is also dead except for 15140 RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1874 monitoring: NOT confirmed Sat Apr 22 at 1431 on HLR 7265-CUSB: on UTwente SDR all I can hear now and rechecking during the semihour are BA South Asian songs, i.e. CRI Sinhala via EAST TURKISTAN; and at 1500 CRI IS. HLR was supposed to resume this weekend after maintenance break, and may well have, but still not propagating over the daytime Germany-Holland path.

WOR 1874 confirmed Sat April 22 at 2230 on WBCQ, 9330.0-CUSB, fair. Next:
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455? to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455? to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455? to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Note: 9455 is still not activated as of April 21, and when it is, unclear whether will still be // 9955, 15770 and 5850 at above WOR times like former 6855 was (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395, UT Sun April 23 at 0032, WRMI-6 with a song by Bing Crosby about the holy child and the littlest angel of all, Xmas carol I am not familiar with, but sorta sacred for a change, as Xmas Radio is daily(?) this hour. Whew, overlapping next tune is jazzy version of `Santa Claus Is Coming To Town` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11580, Sat April 22 at 2227, WRMI is replaying `Bye, bye, Sitkunai`, hour not ending, but amid so must have started at 2200. Tnx to tip from roger, germany who was listening to System D. Looks like additional unscheduled playbacks are coming, like so often happens with special bookings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9265, Sat April 22 at 1328 on bandscan, I happen to hit WINB playing Star Spangled Banner --- I periodically lament that no US SW station ever plays it at s/on or s/off --- and this still doesn`t count, and in fact it`s worse, as WINB merely uses it as background music, talking over it with sign-on. A little more plays on, and I can tell the music is wowing --- probably from a very old cartridge. Talking over our NA is tantamount to flag desecration (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9930 & associated parasites, 9917.1 and 9942.9, Saturday April 22 at 1808, WTWW with `Theater Organ from the Ozarx` in progress with Bob Heil ``tonight``, but cuts off air at 1812 as I am listening in the yard on the PL-880. Back on a few minutes later when rechecked. Runs until 1839 canned ID, into Amateur Radio Newsline #2060.
9930 & 5085, UT Sunday April 23 at 0012, neither WTWW-2 frequency is on, unlike a week ago with 9930 past 0030. Still neither at 0050 check nor by 0107 when `Theater Organ from the Ozarx` should have been airing when it`s really night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6935-LSB, April 23 at 0022, 2-way in Brazuguese amid the NAm pirates. Must be running considerable power to make it here, unlike some S American broadcast pirates. 6950-USB also with some 2-way in Spanish(?) at 0027 April 23 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9350, April 23 at 0035, very poor music, goes off, then similar heard on 9355, it goes off, then 9350 back on with JBA carrier. Same station, pirate experimenting? Nothing scheduled on either at this hour per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 0249 UT April 23
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ARLP016 Propagation de K7RA

ARLP016 Propagation de K7RA

This just in from the Australian Space Forecast Centre at 2349 UTC
on April 20, 2017:
Recurrent coronal hole is expected to be geoeffective.
INCREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY EXPECTED DUE TO CORONAL HOLE HIGH
SPEED WIND STREAM FOR 23 APRIL 2017
GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY FORECAST 23 Apr: Active to Minor Storm
Spaceweather.com reported old sunspot AR2644 returned after a 2-week
trip around the Sun, and exploded on April 18. The resulting CME
should miss Earth, but as this active region moves into a
geo-effective position we could see some geomagnetic disturbance in
the next few days.
Average daily sunspot numbers declined from 16.6 last week to 8.6 in
this reporting week, April 13-19. Average daily solar flux increased
from 73.8 to 76.5.
Geomagnetic indicators were lower this week. Average planetary A
index declined from 10.6 to 8, while average mid-latitude A index
was 6.3, down from 9.3 the previous seven days.
Predicted solar flux is 85 on April 21-27, 80 on April 28 to May 1,
75 on May 2-13, 83 and 88 on May 14-15, 90 on May 16-18, 85 on May
19-24, 80 on May 25-28, and 75 on May 29 through June 4.
Predicted planetary A index is 12, 8, 40 and 30 on April 21-24, 20
on April 25-27, then 15, 10, 5 and 20 on April 28 through May 1, 10
on May 2-4, 15 on May 5-6, then 5 and 8 on May 7-8, 5 on May 9-13,
20 on May 14, 15 on May 15-16, 10 on May 17, 5 on May 18-19, then
35, 25, 18, 20 and 25 on May 20-24, then 12, 8, 5 and 18 on May
25-28, and 10 on May 29 through June 4.
Franz K. Janda, OK1HH of the Czech Propagation Interest Group sent
us his geomagnetic activity forecast for the period April 21-May 17,
2017. 2017 marks the 40th year Franz has been writing these
bulletins.
"Geomagnetic field will be:
Quiet on April 22, 30, May 13
Mostly quiet on April 29, May 8
Quiet to unsettled April 21, May 3, 7, 10-12, 14-15
Quiet to active on April 24-25, 27-28, May 1-2, 4-5, 8, 16
Active to disturbed on April 23, 26, May 6, 17
"Increasing solar wind from coronal holes are expected on April
(21-22,) 23-28, May (1-4,) 7-8, (9-11,) and 18-19.
"Remark: - Parenthesis means lower probability of activity
enhancement and/or lower reliability of prediction."
And from another Czech resource, a near term geo-forecast from
Thomas Bayer of the Budkov Observatory:
"Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period April 21-April 27,
2017:
"Quiet: Apr 21-22
Unsettled: Apr 22-23, 25-27
Active: Apr 23-25
Minor storm: possible Apr 23-24
Major storm: 0
Severe storm: 0
"Geomagnetic activity summary:
"Until the nearest Saturday, April 22, we expect quiet to unsettled
conditions. Between Sunday, April 23, and Monday, April 24, we
expect active episode arrival caused by present equatorial coronal
hole. During these two days, storming effect is possible.
"The following days, we expect at most unsettled conditions only with
isolated active episodes. The last day of the forecast period, we
expect geomagnetic activity decrease to quiet to unsettled level.
"Tomas Bayer RWC Prague Institute of Geophysics of the ASCR, Prague
Department of Geomagnetism Budkov observatory (BDV)."
According to this, we are due for more low solar activity, but there
is a chance of C-class and M-class flares:
http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=50058
Also from Spaceref, tomorrow a March for Science in Washington, DC:
http://spaceref.com/calendar/calendar.html?pid=9388
If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers,
email the author at k7ra@arrl.net.
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Technical Information Service web page at,
http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals. For an explanation of
numbers used in this bulletin, see
http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere.
An archive of past propagation bulletins is at
http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation. More good
information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/.
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overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation.
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bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins.
Sunspot numbers for April 13 through 19, 2017 were 12, 11, 11, 0, 0,
12, and 14, with a mean of 8.6. 10.7 cm flux was 73.5, 72.9, 73,
74.5, 75.2, 85.6, and 80.9, with a mean of 76.5. Estimated planetary
A indices were 5, 14, 7, 4, 4, 7, and 15, with a mean of 8.
Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 4, 10, 5, 4, 3, 6, and 12,
with a mean of 6.3.
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QST de W1AW
Propagation Forecast Bulletin 16  ARLP016
From Tad Cook, K7RA
Seattle, WA  April 21, 2017
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLD016 DX news

ARLD016 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
KI1U, 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.
TOGO, 5V.  David, OK6DJ and Petr, OK1FCJ are QRV as 5V7P until April
27.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with two
stations active.  QSL via OK6DJ.
MALDIVES, 8Q.  Mike, UA1QV is QRV as 8Q7QV from Fihalhohi Island,
IOTA AS-013, until April 25.  Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using
CW and SSB.  QSL to home call.  In addition, Jim, G3VDB will be QRV
as 8Q7EJ from Vilamendhoo from April 24 to May 7.  Activity will be
on 20 meters, and possibly 30 and 17 meters using CW, and possibly
SSB, RTTY and PSK.  QSL to home call.
BOTSWANA, A2.  A group of operators will be QRV as A25UK from April
25 to May 5.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY.  QSL via M0OXO.
MOROCCO, CN.  Special event station 5C12SIA is QRV until April 23 to
commemorate the 12th International Exhibition of Agriculture in
Meknes city.  QSL via LoTW or direct.
PHILIPPINES, DU.  Operators Andy, 4F1GNW, Ed, 4F1OZ, Gil, 4F2KWT,
and Nani, DU1COP are QRV as DZ4C from Tinaga Island, IOTA OC-202,
until April 23.  Activity is on 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 meters using
CW and SSB.  QSL via VE7DP.
BELARUS, EU.  Special event station EV145O (Oh) is QRV until June 22
to commemorate the 145th anniversary of the Belarusian Society of
Rescue on the Waters.  QSL via operators' instructions.
SCOTLAND, GM.  Mike, KI1U will be QRV from Scotland and from Iona
Island for a day or two as MM/KI1U, IOTA EU-008, from April 22 to
29.  Activity will be as his time permits on 40 and 20 meters using
CW.  QSL to home call.
SWITZERLAND, HB.  Special event station HB600NVF is QRV until the
end of 2017 to mark the 600 years since the patron saint of
Switzerland Niklaus von Flue was born.  QSL via HB9JOE.
ALAND ISLANDS, OH0.  Ari, OH3KAV will be QRV as OF0KA from April 22
to 27.  Activity will be holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using CW,
JT9 and JT65.  He may also try to be active on 60 meters.  QSL to
home call.
CRETE, SV9.  Seppo, OH1VR will be QRV as SV9/OH1VR from April 27 to
May 3.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using mainly CW.  QSL
direct to home call.
MAIL, TZ.  Denis, F8DAK is QRV as TZ6BB from Bamako and is here for
about 18 months.  Activity is on 20 meters.  QSL to home call.  In
addition, Jeff, TZ4AM is QRV from Bamako.  He is active on the HF
bands, and possibly on 6 meters as well.  QSL to W3HNK.
EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA.  Special event stations R1961GP and R1961AG are
QRV until April 30 to commemorate the April 12, 1961 first manned
space flight by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.  QSL R1961AG via RA4DR and
R1961GP via OQRS.
NAMIBIA, V5.  Stefan, HB9JAB is QRV as V51/HB9JAP until May 8 while
caravanning around Namibia.  Activity is on 40 to 10 meters.  QSL to
home call.
MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7.  Randy, WW6RG will be QRV as V73/WW6RG from
Kwajalein, IOTA OC-028, on April 26.  Activity will be on 40 and 20
meters using SSB at various times.  QSL to home call.
BRUNEI, V8.  Special event station V84SWA is QRV until April 24 to
commemorate the 92nd World Amateur Radio Day.  Activity is on the HF
bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via V85TL.
VIET NAM, XV.  Jesus, WP4JBG is QRV as XV9G from Ho Chi Minh City
until May 9.  Activity is on 40, 20 and 15 meters using CW and SSB.
QSL to home call.
LAOS, XW.  Bruce, XW4XR has been active on 20 meters using RTTY
around 1400z.  QSL via E21EIC.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint,
QRP to the Field, SP DX RTTY Contest, UK/EI DX CW Contest, Nebraska
QSO Party and the BARTG Sprint 75 are all on tap for this upcoming
weekend.
The 222 MHz Spring Sprint is scheduled for April 25.  The UKEICC
80-Meter CW Contest, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray and SKCC CW
Sprint are scheduled for April 26.
Please see April QST, page 92, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web
sites for details.
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ZCZC AE16
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 16  ARLD016
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  April 20, 2017
To all radio amateurs