sexta-feira, 19 de janeiro de 2018

Alemanha proíbe comercialização de 460 mil eletrônicos que poderiam causar interferências


Alemanha proíbe comercialização de 460 mil eletrônicos que poderiam causar interferências

por paradxgroup 

Em 2017 a Agência Alemã de Redes (BNetzA) retirou do mercado aproximadamente 460 mil eletroeletrônicos vendidos pela internet que poderiam causar rádio interferências e comprometer a compatibilidade eletromagnética do país.
O presidente da agência, Jochen Homann, disse que a maioria dos produtos foi importada do Extremo Oriente e que a ação foi preventiva objetivando proteger o consumidor.
No ano retrasado 537 ofertas da internet foram encerradas pela BNetzA atingindo 744 mil unidades (número maior em relação a 2017 devido bloqueio de um grande montante de emissores sem fio).
A agência realizou ainda aquisições anônimas e efetuou testes laboratoriais nos eletroeletrônicos. Foram observadas deficiências técnicas em 52 produtos, sendo consequentemente proibida a oferta de mais 14 mil unidades como lâmpadas de LED, eletrodomésticos, drones, entre outros.
A agência também atuou com a aduana na fiscalização de eletroeletrônicos oriundos de fora da Comunidade Europeia. Em 2016 mais de 10 mil importações suspeitas foram bloqueadas, atingindo 270 mil equipamentos. Já em 2017 a fiscalização examinou 16 mil importações e o equivalente a 240 mil unidades tiveram importação negada.
Em relação ao mercado varejista a agência inspecionou aproximadamente 3 mil produtos. Cerca de mil deles passaram por testes laboratoriais, sendo que 800 foram reprovados e consequentemente tiveram comercialização proibida.
Ao anunciar os resultados, a diretoria da agência montou uma exposição onde os visitantes puderam ver alguns dos produtos avaliados e proibidos, além da exposição dos furgões, antenas e equipamentos habitualmente utilizados no monitoramento do espectro e fiscalização.
Os eletroeletrônicos, mesmo quando não destinados às telecomunicações, têm potencial de produzir radio interferências e perturbações elétricas, comprometendo o funcionamento de outros eletroeletrônicos e serviços a eles associados, podendo até mesmo oferecer risco operacional ao consumidor.
Para tanto critérios técnicos foram estabelecidos internacionalmente para que os produtos disponham de um padrão mínimo de qualidade em compatibilidade eletromagnética. Os governos são responsáveis pela regulamentação, programas de certificação e fiscalização.
No Brasil a LABRE têm defendido que o governo federal atue com mais vigor neste setor.
LABRE/GDE, 17 de janeiro de 2017.
Com DARC e BNetzA.
http://www.facebook.com/labregde  
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quinta-feira, 18 de janeiro de 2018

ARLD003 DX news

ARLD003 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and
the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all.

LIBYA, 5A.  Abubaker, 5A1AL has been active using FT8 on 30 meters
from 1900 to 2200z.  QSL to home call.

MALAWI, 7Q.  John, N6JW is QRV as 7Q7JW.  Activity of late has been
on 40 and 20 meters using SSB.  His length of stay is unknown.  QSL
to home call.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, 9Y.  Thomas, DL9OBQ is QRV as 9Z4/DL9OBQ from
Saint Augustine, Trinidad Island, IOTA SA 011, until February 7.
Activity is on 30, 17 and 15 meters using mostly CW.  QSL to home
call.

BAHAMAS, C6.  Brian, VE3VWP is QRV as VE3VWP/C6A from Paradise
Island until January 25.  Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10
meters using SSB, PSK31 and FT8.  QSL to home call.

ETHIOPIA, ET.  Ulli, DL9WVM is QRV from the ET3AA club station until
January 29.  Activity is on 30 to 15 meters using CW.  QSL via N2OO.

ECUADOR, HC
.  Members of the Ecuador DX Club station are QRV as
HD0DX until January 20.  Activity is on 40, 20, 17 and 15 meters
using SSB and FT8.  QSL via bureau.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL.  Special Olympic call HL23N will be QRV from
Yonghung Island, IOTA AS-105, on January 20 and 21.  Activity will
be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL
via HL2UVH.

THAILAND, HS.  Marcin, SP5QAZ plans to be QRV as E27AM from the
Rayong Club Station on January 20.  QSL via operator's instructions.

SARDINIA, IS.  Simone, IS0AFM will be QRV with special call IR0FOC
to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the First Class CW Operators'
Club.

GUINEA-BISSAU, J5.  Livio, IZ3BUR will be QRV as J52EC from a
mission in Cumura from January 24 to February 21.  QSL to home call.

ST. VINCENT, J8.  Brian, GW4DVB will be QRV as J88PI from Palm
Island, IOTA NA-025, from January 21 to 27.  QSL direct to home
call.

ANTARCTICA.  LU1ZAB is QRV from the Argentine Antarctic Matienzo
Base located in Graham Land, IOTA AN-016, and has been active on 40
meters using SSB around 0015 to 0100z and then again from 0300 to
0415z.  QSL via LU4DXU.

ARUBA, P4.  Mathias, DL4MM will be QRV as P4/DL4MM from January 24
to 31.  Activity is on the low bands.  He will be active as P40AA in
the upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest.  QSL to home call.

CURACAO, PJ2.  Jeff, K8ND is QRV as PJ2ND from the Signal Point
station until February 5.  Activity is on the HF bands.  He and Jim,
W8WTS will be QRV as PJ2T in the upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW
contest.  QSL PJ2ND via K8ND and PJ2T via W3HNK.

NAMIBIA, V5.  Rudi, DK7PE plans to be QRV as V5/DK7PE from Omarura
from January 24 to 31.  Activity will be on the HF bands with an
emphasis on 160 and 60 meters.  This includes being an entry in the
upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest.  QSL direct to home
call.

MONTSERRAT, VP2M.  Daniel, KD9HNL is QRV as VP2MDH until January 29.
Activity is on various FM satellites.  QSL via LoTW.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL January VHF Contest, North
American SSB QSO Party, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt,
NCCC CW Sprint, Nebraska QSO Party, LZ Open CW Contest, Hungarian DX
Contest, RSGB AFS Data Contest, WAB 1.8 MHz Phone, Feld Hell Sprint
and the Classic CW Exchange are all on tap for this weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP Contest is scheduled for January 22.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt,
NAQCC 160-Meter CW Sprint and SKCC CW Sprint are all scheduled for
January 24.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see January 2018 QST, page 89, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.
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ZCZC AE03
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 3  ARLD003
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 18, 2018
To all radio amateurs 

ARRL Web site <memberlist@www.arrl.org>

SSTV on a Baofeng?

SSTV on a Baofeng?

Sending and receiving images over amateur radio using SSTV can be lots of fun. Andy M6XFC has written on the Essex Ham site about how to get started with SSTV on a Baofeng handheld

Andrew M6XFC recently passed his Foundation exam at CARS, after studying with Essex Ham’s Foundation Online course. He’s been keen to dabble in slow-scan TV after seeing a live demo on the Essex Ham table at the November Essex Skills Night.

To get started, he tried a basic test – using his Baofeng and a smartphone propped up against it. It worked, and he was able to decode the testcard / identification transmission from the Clacton SSTV repeater.

For something more efficient, he looked at knocking up a lead. He had a useless £2 delivered speaker mic for his Baofeng – which he was hoping would make the perfect donor for a cable between the radio and audio connection of a computer / smartphone. Concerned about the connections and audio levels going into the mic, he asked for some advice in our Email Discussion Group, where he got some excellent advice from Ed G8FAX.

Read the article at
https://www.essexham.co.uk/news/sstv-on-a-baofeng.html

Chelmsford ARS run short amateur radio training courses, to find out more contact the training manager Peter Davies M0PSD at
Tel: 07747-130777
Email: training2018 g0mwt.org.uk
Web: http://g0mwt.org.uk/training

Foundation online course
https://www.essexham.co.uk/train/foundation-online/

Join the Essex Ham email discussion group
https://groups.io/g/essexham

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 SOUTHGATE AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

quarta-feira, 17 de janeiro de 2018

WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News #1330

The latest edition (16 January 2018) of the WORLDWIDE DX CLUB "Top News",
compiled by Wolfgang Bueschel, has been posted:
http://topnews.wwdxc.de
(or http://www.wwdxc.de/topnews.shtml / https://www.wwdxc.de/topnews.shtml)
Best regards,
Michael Bethge
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs January 16-17, 2018

** ALBANIA [non]. 5850, Jan 16 at 2300.5, Brazilian song music fill, no show of Radio Tirana relay. At 2306 playing the Bahamas promotional song in English. Checking since Mark Coady also noticed Tirana absent on Jan 12. I`ve notified Jeff White about this. A Spanish ID by Dino ran at 2300.0, following some music, following a gospel huxtress in English poorly recorded on amateur equipment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 9665.004, Jan 16 at 0714, Voz Mission?ria hugging the nominal, S9-S5 and well audible with some nice lively songs, for wake-up time after 5 am local. Much better than 9675- or any other ZY on the band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15580, 15509, 15440, 15300, 15230, 15162, 15093, 15032, Jan 16 at 1519, cursory check for the RHC FM/whine blobs today, frequencies very approximate and not much modulation, out of the 15370-AM transmitter, nothing to do with the other one intentionally on 15230. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KIRITIMATI. 846, Jan 16 at 0729, JBA carrier from R. Kiribati (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 9695.027, Jan 16 at 1441, OK modulation with music and talk, S6-S4, so it seems BSKSA has finally fixed the transmitter which had been blasting nothing but humbuzz for a long time; in fact, I think I ran across that yesterday or ante-yesterday but didn`t relog it. It`s the listed Pashtu service which I did log as humbuzz on Dec 29 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1912 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday January 16 at 2030 on WRMI, very poor 7780, fair 9455. As I am finishing up the next WOR in time to start an hour later.
WORLD OF RADIO 1913 contents: Antarctica, Argentina non, Bahrain, Botswana, Brasil, Chile, China, Cuba, Denmark, Eritrea non [add credit for second item: Rich D`Angelo], Guam, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, International Internet & Vacuum, Korea North & South, Madagascar, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nigeria non, Papua New Guinea, Per?, Romania, Russia, South Carolina non, Sri Lanka, Suriname, USA, Vatican non [WTFK? 7305!], Vietnam non, Zambia; and the propagation outlook
WORLD OF RADIO 1913 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast Tuesday January 16 at 2130 on WRMI, 9455, good, less than 10 minutes after completed. Not confirmed UT Wed Jan 17 at 0030 on WBCQ, no signal audible on 9330v-CUSB. Next:
Wed 1030   WRMI 9455 to WNW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1914?]
Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9455 // 9955, Tue Jan 16 at 1438, WRMI is replaying `Viva Miami` interview with Allan Weiner. (Mon/Wed/Thu/Sat it`s scheduled at 1445, only on Tue at 1430.) At the question of what he thinx of DRM? Maybe it will catch on in 5 years. Think he said a WBCQ unit is DRM-capable.
I continue to be amazed that not a single SW station inside the USA will even test DRM, or run it half an hour a week as a token. But Alokesh Gupta forwards news that KTWR GUAM is testing DRM toward India on Jan 17-18-19 at 0815-0845 on 17530, which means we won`t be hearing it in North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1913, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5129.794, UT Wed Jan 17 at 0247, WBCQ is a poor S9 in ham radio show, `Amateur Radio Roundtable`. It starts at 0200 mainly as a live stream, but also on WBCQ; details at http://w5kub.com/ It may be open-ended but nominally a sesquihour on WBCQ. This WBCQ is 40-50 Hz below its usual spot; wonder if a different transmitter? At this time, no signal on 5085 WTWW-2, Ted`s competing ham show, maybe already started and finished, or AWOL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN [non]. 7305, Jan 17 at *0131, VOA GB carrier on for a long warmup before 0145 Vatican relay in Spanish, violating Separation of Church & State. This time I`m paying closer attention. The opening ID by YL, altho speaking Spanish is ``Vatican News`` --- so it seems like NHK World, and KBS World Radio, all languages are forced to name the station in imperial English. This is their ``informativo vespertino``, but it`s only one subject, the pope`s speech begging forgiveness for the RCC having allowed Chilean priests to sexually abuse children. Fast-paced, lots of clips of Pope Francis speaking with a porte?o accent, as the YL announcer narrates with a sing-song more Italian accent. She also refers to him by his Italian name, ``Papa Francesco``, geez. Cuts off the air abruptly at 0200*, and I don`t think there was any adi?s, let alone a formal sign-off. Used to run until 0230, concluding with a couple minutes of ``Christus Vincit`` theme, which we now hear only once at t
 he opening (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ZAMBIA. 5915, Jan 17 at 0221 tune-in, JBA carrier already on from presumed ZNBC1 as reactivated a few days ago. Amid ACI from 5910 Romania and 5920 WHRI, this gets no better in the next semihour when it should have begun programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0355 UT January 17
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ARLS002 Fox-1D Amateur Radio CubeSat Launches Successfully, Now Designated as AO-92

ARLS002 Fox-1D Amateur Radio CubeSat Launches Successfully, Now
Designated as AO-92


Right on schedule at 0359 UTC on January 12, the solid-fueled first
stage and ground-lit strap-on boosters of the Indian Space Research
Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) ignited
and hurtled AMSAT-NA's Fox-1D CubeSat along with 30 other satellites
onboard the PSLV-C40 mission toward a sun-synchronous orbit. Less
than 18 minutes later, the primary payload, a Cartosat-2 series
imaging satellite for the Indian government, separated from the
launcher's fourth stage, followed by other satellites on the
mission. By 27 minutes into the flight, confirmation came that all
nanosatellites had been deployed. Fox-1D was in orbit.
Just before 0500 UTC, Fox-1D passed over western North America, but
the onboard timer that ensures the satellite does not deploy
antennas and begin transmitting until it's clear of the launch
vehicle and other satellites had not yet expired.
"At about 0517 UTC, the satellite came to life and its antennas
deployed over the North Pole," AMSAT reported. "The AMSAT
Engineering team and Amateur Radio operators worldwide were watching
various WebSDRs for signs of life. Around 0525 UTC, the
characteristic 'Fox tail' of the Fox-1 FM transmitter was seen on
multiple WebSDRs. Fox-1D was alive." At 0528 UTC, the first frame
appeared on the AMSAT telemetry server, uploaded by Anatoly
Alexsandrov, UA9UIZ, and initial telemetry values confirmed that the
satellite was healthy.
AMSAT-NA OSCAR Number Administrator Bill Tynan, W3XO, has designated
Fox-1D as AMSAT OSCAR 92 or AO-92. Fox-1D, a 1U CubeSat, is the
third of AMSAT's five Fox-1 CubeSats to reach orbit. It was preceded
by AO-85 (Fox-1A) and AO-91 (RadFxSat / Fox-1B).
AMSAT Engineering reminds stations that the satellite will not be
available for general use until the on-orbit checkouts are complete.
AMSAT invites continued telemetry reports to assist the engineering
team to complete commissioning.
"During commissioning, the transponder may be active at times, but
please do not transmit as you may interfere with important tests
that must be completed before the satellite is commissioned," AMSAT
said. "The commissioning process is expected to take up to 2 weeks."
See the AMSAT-NA website for an update on AO-92 commissioning and
payload testing. Additional updates may be posted this week. The URL
for updates is,
https://www.amsat.org/ao-92-commissioning-update-transponder-and-camera-tested-further-camera-tests-planned/
In addition to a Fox-1 U/V FM transponder, Fox-1D will carry several
university experiments, including a MEMS gyro from Pennsylvania
State University-Erie, a camera from Virginia Tech, and the
University of Iowa's High Energy Radiation CubeSat Instrument
(HERCI) radiation mapping experiment. Fox-1D also carries the AMSAT
"L-Band Downshifter," which gives the option of utilizing a 1.2 GHz
uplink for the FM transponder. The Fox-1D downlink will be on
145.880 MHz, and uplinks will be on 435.350 and 1,267.350 MHz (67 Hz
CTCSS), switchable.

The PSLV launcher also carried the French PicSat, which includes a
V/U FM transponder. PicSat will perform space observations. The
transponder uplink is 145.910 MHz, the downlink is 435.525 MHz.
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ZCZC AS02
QST de W1AW
Space Bulletin 002  ARLS002
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington, CT  January 16, 2018
To all radio amateurs

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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs January 15, 2017

** AUSTRALIA. 5045 & 5055, Jan 15 at 1354, JBA carriers presumably from Ozy Radio and 4KZ. Hours for these are quite flexible; concerning yesterday, Ron Howard in California reported:
``Jan 14 - Seems that Al Kirton (general manager of Radio 4KZ) has started some type of an abbreviated schedule. Today heard at 1136, but clearly off the air at 1307 check. Yes, 4KZ is in fact on a new schedule. This per Al, on Jan 14 (2320 UT): "We are running from 7 am to 10 pm Queensland time. That?s 2100 to 1200 GMT I think. We are happy to extend hours if there is a call for it. Cheers, Al" So 5055 kHz is currently on from 2100 to 1200 UT. Ron`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BIAFRA [non]. (9955, 11530), Jan 15 at 0520 check, the main WRMI webcast labeled RAE, after 9955 is off with no BS to fill it, is again carrying R. Biafra during this semihour, music, then YL in Igbo with schedule announcement, numbers in English, mentioning 7240 (via France) and ``1153``, stumbling over 11530, ex-frequency via WRMI. Probably webcast every night at this time, but no longer on any WRMI SW frequency. Maybe feed to France? Is that still on air? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 14625, 14690, 14755, 14830, 14895, 14960, 15030, 15095, 15165, 15235, 15305, 15438, VERY approx., Jan 15 at 1427-1432, blobs from RHC 15370 at 65-70 kHz intervals. This time I am tuning 5-kHz steps in the FM mode, listening for the same-pitch whine which all of them emit, the lowest being 14625 which is of the eleventh order! Fortunately they miss CHU. Hardly any on the plus side of 15370; normally there are a few but always more on the minus side. Only the closer ones provide readable modulation, 15032 and up, clearly on 15305. Something`s always (VERY!) wrong at RHC. 15370 and its constellation are all gone by 1554 check, while separate weaker fundamental 15230 remains on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Jan 15 at 1353, no signal today from SIBC. About yesterday when I had it at 1446, Ron Howard replied on the DXLD yg, `` Hi Glenn, Jan 14 - Today with modulation problems! Noted 1154 with decent level carrier, but no trace of any audio; random checking up till 1326 found the same; 1334-1418 noted with audio, playing mostly Pacific Islands pop songs, along with a few hit songs in English; believe was not the Wantok FM relay, as clearly there were no frequent IDs, plus the fact it was Sunday and in the past Wantok FM normally would play mostly religious songs; so I conclude this was SIBC's own programming running well past their normal 1200* sign off; checked again at 1525 and  found the audio was again totally silent, but with a decent level carrier  still on. As you indicate - strange behavior in light of their budget concerns. Ron`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13354-USB, Jan 15 at 1450, New York ATC YL contacting numerous TA flights, referring to secondary/backup 11396, and for some referring to Santa Maria (A?ores) frequencies. ``Sel-call coming up``, she says to many of them, then two tones. I assume the exact pitches of these tones denote each particular aircraft/flight. Are they not permanently in effect, reassigned on the fly? Still no New York Radio VOLMET on 13270-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13565, Jan 15 at 1438, 1.8-milliwatt K6FRC HIFER beacon in California is JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1912 monitoring: confirmed, JBA, UT Monday January 15 after 0030 on WBCQ, 9329.973-CUSB. Confirmed, UT Mon Jan 15 from 0403 on Area 15 webcast, and presumably at 0413 on WBCQ 5129.82 JBA carrier. Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 15 at 0430 on WRMI 9955 and 9455, both good. 9455 to WNW now duplicates 9955 to SSE at 0430-0500 among certain other slots. Next:
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1913?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1913?]
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 9455 to NW [or #1913?]
Full updated WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17774.891v, Jan 15 at 1550, KVOH up from usual 17774.888, S7-S9 poor signal, but much better than JBA carrier sometimes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5970, Jan 15 at 1349, WEWN, Radio Cat?lica Mundial with dead air except for rustling, coughing, during live morning mass in English, while the only axion is visual, not good for radio; finally says something in English, interrupted by voice-over in Spanish, but it`s *not* a translation of what was just said; out of synch, automated, or not paying attention, own agenda for order of the mass? Soon switches to studio Spanish only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN [non]. 7305, Jan 15 at 0157, no signal from Greenville B, which had been relaying VR in Spanish at 0145-0230 (and carrier on as early as 0130, which is all I heard last night). So have VR via IBB relays been canceled? What about 1230-1300 on 9610 via GB?
There were also more via Philippines, etc., and considerable exchange relays of VOA via SMG site, which is allegedly being closed down. At least this will finally get the USG out of violating Separation of Church and State, altho obviously not the reason and of no concern to the ptb when initiating such a deal in the first place (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1700 UT January 15
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segunda-feira, 15 de janeiro de 2018

OPDX Bulletin 1347 January 15, 2018

OPDX Bulletin 1347 January 15, 2018
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1347
BID: $OPDX.1347
January 15, 2018
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written and Sent from Strongsville, Ohio
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DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPOR
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 7th/January, through Sunday, 14th/January there were 218 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XW, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, 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".

3Y0Z BOUVET DXPEDITION NEWS (Posted January 9th). YOUR INVITATION TO
FOLLOW US [edited] -- The 3Y0Z team will be using a Garmin (formerly
DeLorme) InReach SE satellite tracking device that will enable you to
follow along with us and see our travel route on a near-real time map
as we journey to the "Most Remote Place on Earth."
  Hal, W8HC, will activate an InReach SE when he leaves his WV QTH January
9th and will leave it "on" during the trip (while moving) until the team
is on Bouvet Island.
  This device uses Iridium satellite technology and is set to send a
"way point" along the route every 30 minutes. These points will show up
on our Bouvet "MapShare" website, as we travel to Chile and eastward on
our vessel, the Betanzos on the 10-12 day journey across the South Atlantic,
and onto our ultimate destination — Bouvet Island.
  If all is working properly, and the device has good visibility with the
satellites, our MapShare viewers will be able to see our current position,
including GPS coordinates and speed.  You will be able to enjoy the full
resolution capabilities with Topo and Aerial view options provided and
can toggle-in and toggle-out of the website’s detailed Google map.
  In addition to the MapShare, we will be using the InReach device to
send messages along the way to provide updates and important information.
These messages will show up on the MapShare route as small blue rectangular
boxes, which viewers can click to read.
  We will also have the option to post messages to our social media outlets
­ Facebook  and Twitter
.
Please bookmark our Bouvet MapShare website: https://share.garmin.com/bouvet
Or, (on their Web page) click on the globe icon at the left, above.
  We cordially invite you to "journey" with the 3Y0Z Team... follow along
with us on this incredible DXpedition to Bouvet Island!

  ADDED NOTE: The 3Y0Z team will be active as 3G9A/mm during their voyage
  aboard the MV Betanzos from King George Island (South Shetlands) to
  Bouvet. QSL via N2OO.

3Y0Z BOUVET DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release #11, dated January 13th).
  Heavy sea ice east and north of King George Island has made navigation
between King George Island and Bouvet slow and of increased risk.  We
will therefore depart from Punta Arenas and sail directly to Bouvet.
This has necessitated changes to preparations. That process is underway
and moving as fast as possible.
  Our sailing time to Bouvet is now estimated at 14 days. We estimate
that our sailing date and QRV date will move back 24 to 36 hours.  Our
QRT date will be extended as necessary to provide everyone with the best
possible chance of working Bouvet.

  K4UEE ­ Bob
  LA6VM - Erling
  K0IR  -  Ralph

4U0, AUSTRIA. Members of the International Amateur Radio Contest DX Club
(ARCDXC) [4U1A] will be active with special callsign 4U0R from the Vienna
International Center, Austria, for the "World Radio Day" (February 13th)
between February 13-20th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW
and SSB. QSL via UA3DX, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS. For more
details, see:               http://www.cqdx.ru/4u1a/4u0r
This station counts as Austria for DXCC purposes.

7Q, MALAWI. John, N6JW, is now (since January 4th) active as 7Q7JW. 
Length of his stay is not known at this time. Activity has be on 40/20
meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

A7, QATAR. Members of the Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club (LARC) in co-
operation with the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS - A71A) are once
again active as A71DLH until January 17th. Their activity will be on
all bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Operators for this year's
2018 operation are Mustapha/DL1BDF, Wolfgang/DK2DO and Michael/DF4HRT.
They will send their QSLs via the DARC Bureau or QSL via their QSL Manager
DL0LH. Online log will be available at:
http://www.dl0lh.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57&Itemid=114

C6, BAHAMAS. Steve, KG4LJB, is once again active as C6AJB from Eleuthera
Island (NA-001) until January 20th. Activity will be holiday style on
various HF bands most evenings and early mornings, as time permits. QSL
via his home callsign. ADDED NOTE: Check out Steve's QRZ.com page for
update and pictures.

DP0, ANTARCTICA. Matthias, DH5CW, will be active as DP0GVN from the
German Neumayer Station III (AN-016, WWFF DLFF-022, WW Loc. IB59UH)
between mid-February 2018 to mid-February 2019. Activity will be on
various HF bands during his spare time. QSL via DL5EBE.

ERITREA 2018 DXPEDITION NEWS. Zorro, JH1AJT, and the E31A FGC Radio Team
will commemorate the upcoming January 14-23rd operation in a memory of
Dave, K3LP/SK. See OPDX.1346 for more details.
  ADDED NOTES: See the following URLs for special tributes in a memory
  of Dave, K3LP/SK:
   By Tom, K8CX   -- http://hamgallery.com/Tribute/K3LP
   By Paul, N6PSE -- https://n6pse.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/tribute-to-david-collingham-k3lp
   By Valerie, NV9L -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHPqahBWE5Q
   ARRL Web Page  -- http://www.arrl.org/news/dxpedition-leader-elite-contester-ham-radio-mentor-david-collingham-k3lp-sk
   Great Interview by K3LP -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3fjnh7dfD0

FG/TO7, GUADELOUPE. Jean-Pierre, F6ITD, will once again be active as
FG/F6ITD from Guadeloupe and one of its islands between January 29th
and March 15th. Island mentioned is La Desirade Island (IOTA NA-102,
Lighthouse GUA005 and French Flora Faune FFF 1000). Activity will be on
all HF bands (160-6m) using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Look for him
to use the callsign TO7D during some contests. Radio equipment is a
FT-450D + Tokyo 550 Power 500w. QSL via his home callsign, direct or
LoTW (preferred). Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW.

FG/TO3, GUADELOUPE. Operators Michel/F6GWV and Gildas/F6HMQ will be
active as FG/homecall between February 23rd and March 12th. Activity
will be holiday style on various HF bands using "light equipment". They
will also be in the ARRL Inter. DX SSB Contest (March 3-4th) using the
callsign TO3Z. QSL via F6HMQ. QSL FG/F6GWV and Gildas FG/F6HMQ via their
home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

HAMVENTION NEWS (SWODXA DX DINNER). The SouthWest Ohio DX Association
(SWODXA) is pleased to announce that we will again sponsor the DX Dinner,
held in conjunction with the 2018 Dayton Hamvention. This, our 33rd
annual dinner, will be on Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Dayton Marriott,
1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409. Among other great prizes,
Yaesu has generously donated an FT DX-3000 to the DX Dinner and an FT-DX1200
to the DX forum! There will be a cash bar starting at 5:30 p.m., with
dinner served at 7:00. Following the event, there will be a separate
room and cash bar available for more fellowship. This is an excellent
opportunity to meet new hams and to renew old acquaintances as well as
to learn about past DXpeditions and those in the planning stages. The
Marriott is very accommodating to a group our size. The dining room is
on the ground floor so there are no steps, the dining room is very large,
and there is ample free, on-site parking. This dinner is always well
attended by some of the most avid DXers in the world. The 2017 dinner
had over 400 attendees! As in the past, there will be some major door
prizes, and there is always great anticipation as to who will be named
the "DXpedition of the Year". We have started accepting ticket requests
via the website! Details can be found on the SWODXA Events website
. From there, click on the "Purchase Tickets Today!"
banner. We prefer Paypal, but you can also print the reservation form
and submit it with your personal check or money order. Program details
and a list of the prizes will be on the website as they become available
and updates will be sent out regularly via Twitter. Follow us on Twitter
at:                    https://twitter.com/swodxa

HC, ECUADOR. Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD, will once again be active between January
20th and February 10th from Ecuador as the following:


   HC1MD----- Tumbaco, Provincia de Pichincha
   HC1MD/2--- Punta Blanca, Provincia de Santa Elena (Pacific Ocean)
   HC1MD/7--- Papallacta Volcano, Provincia de Napo (Amazon Jungle)

  His radio equipment: FT-857d 100w-->Carolina Windom 40-10m CW+SSB+RTTY)/
         Outbacker -- 6m CW + SSB (monitor 50.110) + 2 element 6m MOXON
         antenna
  QSL via direct to K8LJG & LOTW after the trip. VIEW the HC/Ecuador
and HC8/Galapagos DX-Diplomas at:   http://webpages.charter.net/ne8z

IOTA NEWS..............
  EU-064.  Operators Fabien/F4GYM and Christophe/F4GTB will be active
           from Noirmoutier Island (DIFM AT-020) for RSGB IOTA Contest
           in July.

  EU-099.  Operators Nobby/G0VJG, Giles/M0TGV, Graham/G4FNL, Toby/M0TBS,
           CR/G0FDZ and Martin/M0MDR will be active as MJ8C from Maîtresse
           Île Les Minquiers (the 'Minkies' Reef) during the RSGB IOTA
           Contest (July 28-29th) as Multi-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via
           G4DFI. Operators will also operate before and after contest
           as GJ3RCV.

  NA-067.  Operators Marty/W4MY, Paul/AA4XX, Dick/N4HAY and Marc/W4MPS
           will be active as W4MY from Harkers Island during the RSGB
           IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Island entry. QSL
           via W4MY.

  NA-102.  Jean-Pierre, F6ITD, will be active as FG/F6ITD from La Désirade
           Island, lighthouse (LH GUA005) and France Flora Fauna site (FFF
           1000) between January 29th and March 15th. Activity will be on
           160-6 meters with 500 watts and multi-dipoles using SSB, the
           Digital modes and CW. QSL via F6ITD.

  OC-265.  Andy, VK5MAV, will be active as VK5MAV/9 from Cato Reef for
           6 days in April or May. Activity will be on various HF bands.
           QSL via ClubLog's OQRS or via RN3RQ.

  MULTI-IOTA OPS....
    * Craig, VK5CE, will activate three IOTA in Western Australia as
      VK5CE/6 sometime in June. The following islands were mentioned:
                 OC-170 -- Woody Island; 2-3 days
                 OC-199 -- East Lewis Island; 3-4 days
                 OC-140 -- Direction Island; 3-4 days
      Activity will be on various HF bands (40-12m). QSL via VK5CE direct.
      Look for more details to be forthcoming. Also watch:
                   https://vkiota.wordpress.com/vk5ce-6

    * (Update) Cezar, VE3LYC, plans to activate some IOTAs between mid-
      April and May (9 days in the Solomon Islands (H44) and 8 days in
      the Temotu (H40). Callsigns were not mentioned. His tentative
      schedule is as follows:
        April 22-25th -- From Mbanika Island (OC-168, Russell Islands,
              Solomon Islands). Cezar will be joined by Bernhard/DL3GAC
              (H44MS) and they will operate with two stations on the air
              (mainly 40/30/20/17m) using CW and SSB.
        April 26-27th -- Small possibility of an operation from Nggela
              Sule Island (OC-158, Florida Islands).
        April 29th- May 3rd -- From Tahua or Taumako Island (OC-179,
              Duff Islands)
      No other details were provided. Cezar is looking for support for
      this operation. For more details and possible updates, see:
                   https://oc-179.weebly.com/operators.html

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

ITALIAN SPECIAL EVENT. As of January 1st through November 11th, look for
many Italian special event stations (and they do mean many - too many to
list) with special two letter suffixes representing a ship of the Italian
Royal Navy that in 1918 were engaged in the Adriatic Sea in the First World
War. These stations are operating for a diploma called "Award Regia Marina".
There is a list of more than 70 accredited ARMI stations, 10 Jolly IQ
stations, and a special (super Jolly) II7WWI station that qualify for
the three awards (Gold, Silver and Bronze) and a Top Honor Plaque. The
list can be found at:
    http://www.assoradiomarinai.it/diplomi/regiamarina/lista.htm
Complete rules and details are available at:
    http://www.assoradiomarinai.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=102&Itemid=156

KL7, ALASKA (Attn: NPOTA enthusiasts). The North Country DX Association
(NCDXA) will be active as KL7RST/KL7 from the Denali National Park in
Alaska starting around April 20th.  QSL via K7ICE. This stopover is
part of the 2018 Worked All "RST" stations special event running from
February 1st to May 31st. The NCDXA "RST" stations are on Facebook. Check
out the hams you worked and learn about them at:
  https://www.facebook.com/North-Country-DX-Assoc-K7ICE-1717462798496577

ON15, BELGIUM (AAW Op). For the 15th Antarctic Activity Week (AAW), look
for Jean-Pierre, ON7ZM, to use the special callsign ON15ANT between February
17-25th. Didier, ON6YH, will probably use CW with the same callsign.
QSL viaON7ZM, direct or by the Bureau. For info on the AAW, see:
                          http://www.waponline.it

PJ2, CURACAO. Andy, DK5ON, will once again be active as PJ2/DK5ON from
Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between March 14-27th. Activity will be on
80-6 meters including the 17/12 meter bands using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8 and
PSK. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog's
OQRS. NO eQSL.

PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Noah/K2NG, John/K4BAI, Ron/KK9K and Scott/NE9U
will be active as PJ4A from the "PJ4G Radio House" on Bonaire (SA-006,
WLOTA LH-1279) during the ARRL Inter. DX CW Contest (February 17-18th)
as a Multi-? entry. QSL via NE9U, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. Check
out the "PJ4G Radio House" at:  http://www.pj4g.com

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (January 15-21st).......
 Jan/15th AN      Jan/18th  AN     Jan/20th  HN
 Jan/16th AN      Jan/19th  AN     Jan/21st  AN
 Jan/17th AN

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

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

  Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:
                 http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html
  A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
             https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm
      Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF  (January 14th) 
  --------------------------------------------------------------------
  3Z100N via SP5UHW (d)   DK0KG via DL7ACN        OS8D via ON8DN
  3Z18HNY via SP6IEQ (L)  DL0LC via DJ5KT         OU5U via OZ3FD
  3Z26FIN via 3Z26FIN (e) DQ2018KTMS via DF6QE (B) OV1CDX via OZ1GML (d)
  4X0B via 4X6ZM          DS23BNU/3 via DS3BNU    OX3XR via PA3249 (d**/L/e)
  5B4AIF via 5B4AIF (O)   EA7GSH/TI8 via EA7GSH   PX2A via PY2VM
  5B4ALX via IZ4AMS       EM25URD via UR7UT & (e) SC7C via SM7BKZ
  5K6RM via HK6RM         GB17HCC via G0SWO & (e) SN7Q via SP7GIQ
  5V1JE via N9MDH         HL23CEL via HL4CEL      SV2/RW3AL via RW3AL 
  5V7SM via F5IVC (d)     HZ1TT via A61BK (O/d)   TC5OCK via TA5FA
  5X2S via JA1PBV         JX3EX via LA3EX         TM390SR via F4DTO
  6Y6J via JA3AVO         LZ/SV2RUJ/P via SV2RUJ  VQ920JC via ND9M
  7Q7JW via N6JW          OD5/EA1CYK via EA7LS    XW3DT via RK3DT 
  A71DLH via DL0LH        OD5ZZ via NI5DX (d)     YP2018HNY via YO3KPA
  CV7S via CX7SS          OS0X via ON4JM          YR24R via YR24R (L/e)

  (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
  (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (N) No QSL needed
  (I) No IRC     (P) PayPal
  ** PA3249: Harry de Jong, Broekdijk 59, 7695 TC Bruchterveld,
     The Netherlands

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 9N1AA, CO8LY, ET3AA, J5W (AF-020), H74B (NA-013),
  H74W (NA-013), J5B, J5W, JA1OVD, PD2GSP, S9WL, UK8AR and XE2CQ

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3C0L, 3C1L, SV9BAI, VK9AR (OC-216), VP9/DK7LX
  (not VP9/DL7LX) and ZA1WW

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5Z4/JH0CJH, 9M2TO, 9M2/JE1SCJ, A25IVU,
  EA6AIF, EA6AMI, EA6DB, EA6TH, EA6VQ, EA6ZS, EA8AA, EA8AKN, EA8BMG,
  EA8CSU, EA8DAO, EA8GP, EA8MT, EA8PT, EA8QP, EA8TX, EA8URT, EA8WH,
  EA8/EA1AIN, EA8/DL4KCA/P, EB8AIV, EF8U, EG8ARC, EG8MRA, EG8WRD, EG25JRA,
  JW/LB5WB, MD/DM2AUJ, P4/DL5RMH, P40FA, P44X, R25AFG, R1989A, RD8O,
  RD9O, RI1ANC, RI1ANP, RI1ANZ, RW110RAEM, S9BK, S9BT, S9WL, T88IH,
  TF/DO2JX, UD9CT, UK8LA, VC3R, VK3VTH/P, YR6MUSEUM and YV1KK

SILENT KEY. Peter, HB9PL, informs OPDX: "It is with great sadness to
inform the international DX fraternity that Dr. Hans-Rudolf "Rudi" Lauber,
HB9RG, passed away December 26, 2017, at the age of 92. Rudi was a multi-
faceted ham and active in many different disciplines of our hobby. He not
only had an astonishing score of first VHF/UHF contacts between Switzer-
land and the rest of Europe as well as beyond, but was initiator, sponsor
and driving wheel of a group of enthusiast who in the second half of the
50ties realized the first EME QSOs out of Switzerland. During the last
few decades he shifted his activities towards DX and achieved DXCC Honor
Roll No.1 status (339/358 mixed) in remarkably short time. His sincere,
eloquent, competent and helpful manners will be widely missed."
  OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to
the family and friends of HB9RG.

TX5, FRENCH POLYNESIA (Updated). Operators Bill/KH6OO and Will/W0ZRJ (son)
will be active as TX5X from the north shore of Mt. Orohena on the island
of Tahiti (OC-046) between March 10-17th. Activity will be on various HF
bands using one 100w station (Flex 6700) into a vertical dipole. Modes
will be CW, FT8, JT9 and JT65. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW, eQSL,
QRZ.com and ClubLog (OQRS) at the completion of their trip. In addition,
EVERYONE in the log will be sent a QSL via their Bureau. Please do not
send them Bureau cards. Read "Tips to get into our log" on QRZ.com.

TY, BENIN (Update). Members of the F6KOP team, the Provins ARC, will be
active from Bénin between March 7-18th, 2018. Callsign is still pending.
There will be an international team of 12 operators lead by Jean-Luc,
F1ULQ. The other operators mentioned are Damien/F4AZF (Co-leader), Jo/
DJ3CQ, Arno/DL1CW, Andreas/DL3GA, Henri/F1HRE, Raymond/F5MFV, Xavier/
F5NTZ, Philipp/OE7PGI and possibly two others. Frank/F4AJQ is the team
pilot station. Plans are to be active with 4 stations on the air, 160-10
meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY,PSK and FT8). QSL via
F5GSJ, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or their OQRS. For more details and
possible updates, see:       https://ty2018dx.wordpress.com

V3, BELIZE. Iain, G4SGX, will once again be active as V31GX from Ambergris
Caye (NA-073) between March 6-16th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-6
meters using mainly CW, and possibly some Digital modes (FT8). Iain will
also participate in the Commonwealth Contest (Beru) [March 10-11th]. He
will run 100 watts into 1/4 verticals over seawater and inverted-L over
seawater for 80m. QSL via his home callsign, ClubLog or LoTW.

V4, ST. KITTS. After Bernie, K3UR (V47UR), operates from here between
January 29th and February 12th (see OPDX.1342), look for John, W5JON,
to once again be active as V47JA between February 13th and March 16th.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters (incl. 60m) using SSB. Equipment is a
Yaesu FT-1000MP and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas: a 31', 10-40m
Vertical, 35', 40/80m Top Loaded Vertical, 20m dipole, 160m base load
vertiacal and a 6m 4 element Yagi. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct or via
LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.

VP6D DUCIE DXPEDITION NEWS. Vadym, UT6UD, has joined the VP6D team for
the Ducie Island DXpedition which is to take place between October 20th
and November 3rd. Vadym has been an active operator on 160 meters and
was part of the 2016 Heard Island team. Read about him at:
http://vp6d.com/index.php/team-members/24-operators/137-ut6ud-vadym

YJ, VANUATU. Grant, VK5GR, announced this past week that he is "planning
another holiday style DXPedition for 2018" with his family on Efate (OC-035)
between April 17-29th. He hopes to operate as YJ0AG (waiting to receive
the license). Activity will be on 80-10 meters using mostly the Digital
modes (RTTY, FT8, PSK, Olivia) as well as SSB and some SSTV, possibly CW.
Grant states, "I am looking to particularly work unique stations and will
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs January 13-14, 2018

** CUBA. 5025, Jan 14 at 0144, R. Rebelde is S9+20 but JBM. Still same at 0702, with hum. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. And I currently confront an S9 noise level around 5 MHz.
4765, Jan 14 at 0144, R. Progreso is S9+20, undermodulated but much better than 5025; CODAR QRM on both sides (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15572-15578, 15504-15513, 15431-15445, 15299-15308, 15231-15237, 15163-15167, Jan 14 at 1447, RHC-FM can be heard without breakup over these approx. ranges, spurs out of the 15370-AM transmitter. It`s different today, as low modulation Spanish programming can also be heard in AM mode amid the spurs, rather than garbage, but always with whine. More weak whine around 15096. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ERITREA. 7181.553, Jan 14 at 1441, JBA carrier measured here, no doubt VOBME longpath. No jamming noise audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KIRITIMATI. 846, Jan 14 at 0644 check, JBA carrier from R. Kiribati (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** RUSSIA. 9996, Jan 14 at 1421, binary code at S1, no doubt from RWM Taldom (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Jan 14 at 1446, presumed SIBC at S6-S8, maybe trace of modulation. Seems they leave carrier on at least, all night, despite budget problems (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1790-CW, Jan 14 at 0645, deep fades, but VVV heard on a peak, and various other letters and numbers, including a complete well-known ham call, K2ORS. Checked since Eric Loy, IL, had just reported hearing ex-WOR affiliate:
``Hi Glenn! At 0213 GMT 1-14-18, while tuning Web SDR at Sea Girt, NJ
http://k2sdr.homelinux.com:8073/
I decoded the CW broadcast of station WH2XDE/3 on 1790 kHz. It was a loop mentioning the e-mail contact and the city of Wayland, MA, 70 watts and an Inverted L. Google shows this as an experimental station that has been around for a while`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1912 monitoring: Alan Gale, England, also heard the Sat Jan 13 1531 on HLR 6190-CUSB, but opposite to the best reception at UTwente I already reported: ``Hi Glenn, A much stronger signal from HLR today, though the QRM from the other stations did start to come up a lot towards the end, and there was also some fading, but a definite improvement on recent weeks. I've attached a .mp3 file so you can hear how it sounded, this was in AM and not CUSB, which didn't sound any better on this occasion. 73, Alan``
Confirmed Saturday Jan 13 at 2257 check, the 2230 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, fair --- as I took a break from the MLK celebration in downtown Enid, to check the PL-880 by the car. Did not stay out to confirm the Sat 2300 on WRMI 7780 replacing 11580, but 7780 was still in with fair signal at 2355. Confirmed UT Sunday Jan 14 at 0200 on WRMI 7780 ex-11580, S9 to S9+10. (R. Prague follows at 0230, now S9+20.) This frequency tends to have blob QRM from some local device, like a cable box, but that`s only my problem. (It would be less of a problem if WRMI were on a 315 degree antenna with a much stronger signal on a 7 MHz channel.) Also confirmed UT Sun Jan 14 at 0429 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO as I am talking about XEETCH which is 12 minutes in, so started circa 0417. Fair-good, and earlier check of 1860 at 0257 during ham news rated S9+20/30.
Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 CUSB, Jan 14:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/01/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on.html
1131-1200 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak signal``
Next:
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1913?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1913?]
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 9455 to NW [or #1913?] [NOT 5850, error in last list]
Full updated WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9455, Jan 13 at 1949, VOA news via Oldies channel of WRMI. Should also be on // 7780 now. 9395 has World Music fill instead of Argentina in German; 11530 African music, i.e. R Herwa International (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395 // 7780, Sun Jan 14 at 1420, WRMI with `AWR Wavescan`, the secret airing now on this pair, since at 11-15, 9455 now duplicates 9955.
DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS has been updated about this and a few others:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330.10v-CUSB, UT Sun Jan 14 at 0135, WBCQ is S5 with Blalock the Blaster. This is his daily hour, usually inaudible. Unusually, this is stronger than 9395 & 9455 WRMI, but weaker than 9265 WINB. In addition on Saturdays he`s heard at 23-24, yet to appear on the program schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475, Jan 14 at 0140, WTWW-1 is VP here, still on day frequency, not yet on 5830 night frequency. Stations *really* concerned about getting their signals heard, especially with flexible QSY times, would monitor current propagation conditions and act accordingly --- FAR too much trouble (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN [non]. 7305, Jan 14 at 0138, S9+30 open carrier, i.e. Greenville warming up for the Vatican relay in Spanish at 0145-0230 --- but recheck at 0202, it`s off; what happened? No longer violating Separation of Church and State? Need also to check the 1230-1300 on 9610 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, Jan 14 at 0138, S9+30 of dead air except for some slight pulsing noise, instead of Voice of Vietnam Spanish relay via WHRI. Presumably a SNAFU. By 0202, 7315 modulating news from some domestic far-right network (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1800 UT January 14
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs January 12-13, 2018

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Fri Jan 12 at 1900, WRMI with song in Spanish? 1902 segu? to another, Japanese or Korean? Anyhow, it is certainly not RAE auf die Welt, as scheduled since Jan 8 in German but yet to appear. Presumably Italian also absent at 20 on same, tho not checked today. I posted a reply Jan 11 on the GRA blog to the alleged new schedule, correcting it, but as of Jan 13 it still awaits ``moderation``; only I can see this:
``Guillermo Glenn Hauser dice:
Tu comentario todav?a no se ha moderado.
11/01/2018 en 2:19
L?stima que hasta el 10 de enero no aparecen el alem?n ni italiano en 9395. El portugu?s a las 12 emite tambi?n en 9455. El japon?s y chino no se emitieron el lunes; tal vez de martes a s?bados.``
https://gruporadioescuchaargentino.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/rae-argentina-al-mundo-presenta-su-nuevo-esquema-de-transmisiones-via-wrmi/#respondo
Yet some newer entries have been posted on that blog. Info from Argentina itself has never been 100% correct about the relays (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15508, 15439, 15301, 15232, 15163, 15094, approx., Jan 13 at 1520, RHC-FM as much as S9+20 out of 15370-AM transmitter. Spanish programming can be heard clearly ~5 kHz above and below these frequencies when R-75 is tuning in FM mode. It`s somewhat undermodulated but not distorted, and accompanied by a constant whine. When tuned in AM or SSB modes, a horrible distorted mess of spurblobs.
Beyond there, calculated 69 kHz intervals would be: 15025, 14956, 14887, 14818, 14749, 14680 and on upper side 15577, 15646, 15715; but traces of whine are instead audible more circa: 15033, 14964, 14895, 14826, 14757, 14688; and on hi side 15577, 15646-not, 15727? The separations may have shifted while I was doing this, but I did not start over from the closer ones. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUATEMALA. 4055, Jan 13 at 0629, R. Verdad still on with hymn solo in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Jan 12 at 1800, MWV opening `African Pathways Radio`, first by African-accented host, then joined by American-accented (and I bet he`s white), co-host. VG S9+10/20, the SSOB way above VOA S7-S9 on 17655, which is Greenville in Portuguese. Only other trace of signal is JBA carrier on 17775 --- can that really be KVOH?
APR opens with the shortest Ladysmith song from a new album, before getting down to conversion business. Altho the programming is off-putting, slick and contrarian, I continue to be impressed by how well Mahajanga gets into deep North America, far better than anything else on this band, despite being about as far away as possible toward the antipodes further in the Indian Ocean. It must be satisfying at WCB HQ in Franklin TN to be able to hear their own output, if they try to there, also no doubt far better than they could hear KNLS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 15420, Jan 12 at 1806, averaging S9, the SSOB on 19m is also from Madagascar, like MWV on 16m, but from the other site; unID African talk with strumming, mentions Rwanda? Can it be R. Itahuka? But this is Friday, not Saturday-only for it. Aoki does show a Friday-only transmission at 1800-1830 on exactly same parameters, 250 kW, 320 degrees from Talata-Volonondry 1 at 1800-1830, but it`s from Bible Voice, language field blank. EiBi shows it as Kirundi, so looks like BVB is trying to ride the coattails of Itahuka (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR [and non]. 13800, Jan 13 at 1528, R. Dabanga with an echo, 1529 clearer, 1530 Dabanga themesong, as sked, 250 kW, 340 degrees from Talata to Sudan. Maybe trace of a second carrier, or this one is unstable by propagation. Checking since Mark Coady, Ontario, suspected he was hearing R. Puntland, Somalia, underneath. Aoki/NDXC does list that on 13800 at 0330-0600 & 1000-1600 daily, 20 kW, ND from Garowe but x for not active. WRTH 2018 shows same hours as variable, but 10 kW, AM/USB, irregular. R. Tamazuj occupies the previous hour from 1430, same parameters via Madagascar. Barring a transmission failure from Talata, we must seek Puntland before 1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA [non]. 15110, Sat Jan 13 at 1600, since I have UTwente SDR running for World of Radio on 6190, I retune to here for the new ``Radio Nigeria`` service of IPOB via BULGARIA. Quite sufficient reception, thumb-piano music and song, soon talk in presumed Hausa, maybe mentions Radio Nigeria; 1616 another bit of such music, more talk. Since UTwente eats up so much RAM, I bail out at 1630, but 1658 recheck, now even stronger with music, thumb piano and singing until 1701, open carrier, off by 1702 (times with internet delay).
Here`s Richard Langley`s report about it today to the DXLD yg:
``No QRM today and signal at fair strength but with fades using the U. Twente SDR receiver. Indigenous sign-on music followed by announcement that included "As-salamu `alaykum" I believe. So perhaps this is a Muslim-oriented station and/or one intended principally for northern Nigeria. More later when I have time to listen to the recording if reception holds up.
My recording of the whole one-hour broadcast, using the U. Twente SDR receiver, is here:
http://www2.unb.ca/gge/test/SWL/IPOB_Radio_Nigeria_15.110MHz_13January2018_1600UTC.mp3
The transmitter came up a few minutes early with the program beginning within a second or so of 1600:00 UT. The transmitter went off around 1642:30 but came back about two-and-a-half minutes later. Program ended within a second or so of 1700:00 and the transmitter was switched off about 10 seconds later. Reception improved during the hour with quite a good signal at the end.
The presenter talks about "Radio Naga-see-ya." Is this the name of the station? I don't think it's a different pronunciation of Nigeria, but I could be wrong. One clearly hears "Nigeria" during the program. I'll try to find a Hausa-speaking student to see if he can help with the correct identification of the station`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5890, Jan 13 at 0636, WWCR still running TOM (are they getting paid??), and after appeal for $$, synthom introduces ``testimony`` of Allan Weiner about BS, the same extended excerpt from WBCQ`s `Allan Weiner Worldwide` we ran across once before on 5890 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 15390, Sat Jan 13 at 1518, REE is still very distorted here, and at times sounds like cross-talk from something else too; // weaker and clear 15500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15580, Fri Jan 12 around 2115, VOA `Music Time in Africa` VG with something from Cameroon. I`m on the caradio, and don`t confirm the frequency, but surely it`s this only one from the memory. Yet later in the hour, I`m not hearing it, and at home on the R75, 15580 is a JBA carrier by 2145. Did this only 15580 hour from Greenville cut off the air early, or propagation drop out? An announcement as usual had failed to mention this very transmission of the show, which is by far our best chance to hear it, when it work (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. Thanks to Mike Cooper, for noting new schedules for World Radio Network, via
http://babcock.media/world-radio-network/networks/
which show that WORLD OF RADIO is no longer carried at 1830 Saturdays to North America. Instead, 1700 Saturdays on all three streams. In addition, Sat 1000 to Europe only; UT Mon 0230 to all except Europe. I was too late to check it before 1730 this week. But indeed at 1830, the North American stream is amid the now Israeli hour. Access:http://babcock.media/world-radio-network/how-to-listen/
WORLD OF RADIO 1912 monitoring: not confirmed UT Saturday December 13 at 0045, the 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: no signal. Sat Dec 13 from 1531 via Hamburger Lokalradio, 6190-CUSB: tune in UTwente at 1540 and hear only two other languages mixing, Vietnamese from CRI Beijing site atop, and the other must be CNR8 Mongolian via Urumqi, East Turkistan. However, recheck at 1545, now I can hear me in the mix at the midpoint of WOR 1912; by 1556 WOR is even atop the others. Off at 1600 when some heavy ACI appears. Next:
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE [ex-11580!]
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE [ex-11580!]
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1913?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1913?]
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW [or #1913?]
Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330v-CUSB, Jan 12 at 1800, still no signal from WBCQ test. Presumably it`s finished as implied by Allan on AWWW, see below (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490-, UT Sat Jan 13 at 0045 check, poor signal from WBCQ but sounds like Allan Weiner, i.e. replay of last week`s `Worldwide` since `Fred Flintstone` has been canceled. I miss the first quarter of this week`s `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, which I have to listen to on webcast, starting about 0115. He has a bad cold, and frequently has to push the cough button. Welcomes a new show on station, ``FKB``, whatever that be and whenever that be (not on the website sked, always slow to catch up). 0122 gives date as 12th of December, YOOL 2018, oops. Says he has not been able to reach anyone who would know the current status of Brother Stair, hopes to have news by next week. Recommends certain Radio Shack SW receivers as durable, etc., good to have in case of EMP ruining everything. Reads from a long article Kim Elliott sent about the EMP threat.
Refers to 9330 experiments the past week as propagation test with carrier reduced to 25% (I think he said). Was pleased to hear it in FLA day and night. Impression I get is that the experiment is finished, and it is no longer being heard here. One of the projects to be completed this summer is a 125-kW backup generator. Running out of time at 0158, he allows his benedixion to be interrupted by a phone call from Bermuda, and cut off by 0201.
Here`s John Carver`s version of the hour as heard in mid-North Indiana:
``No copy on 7490 this evening. Poor copy on 5130 this evening. Show started almost a minute late with Angela and Allan in the studio in FLA. Talk of a special tube he had to purchase to finish a project he was working on, then a talk about radios in general including the R390-A. Then talk, inspired by an email from Kim Andrew Elliot, about the possibility of an attack by North Korea and whether it would be a conventional warhead or an EMP blast and whether or not the transmitters at the station would survive such an attack. Then said he would try to find out what's going on with Brother Stair by next week's show. Says the state of the station is good and welcomes new programmers. Mentioned the round the clock experiments with 9330.
First phone call at 0135 is from Mr. Transistor, Norm, with news of a local hamfest tomorrow. Noise comes up at 0137 making it more difficult to copy. Allan is suffering from a bad cold and is making liberal use of the cough button. Another talk with Norm about portable radios and which ones might work after an EMP attack which is probably a moot point. Norm is off the phone at 0159 as Allan attempts to close out the show. Another phone call which is John from Bermuda but he doesn't get a chance to talk at all and transmitter cuts off at 0200 in the middle of a sentence of Allan's closing prayer`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7780, Jan 12 at 1900, WRMI on JBA carrier: now scheduled as a third frequency mid-day for Oldies along with 9395 before 1900, and 9455 before 2200. Any WRMI service at midday to America ought to be on 13 or 15 MHz; 13695 and 15440 once used for TOM would blast in here. By 2300, 7780 is carrying `Viva Miami`, ex-11580 scheduling (and 24 hours later should be World of Radio).
5850, Jan 12 at 2233, WRMI is not on yet, supposed to start at 2230, with a gospel huxter on Fridays; is on by next check 2259 in time for Tirana.
9395 & 9455, Fri Jan 12 at 2302, opening `Your Weekend Show`, this time axually at the start of a weekend. This scheduling cannot be found on the WRMI skedgrids, merely `Oldies` during this hour, without specifying otherstuff depending on day of week. Anyhow, Bob Biermann gets to divert to his soft-sell evangelism hour numerous times within.
9955, Fri Jan 12 at 2302, WRMI with the expanded `Noches con Mirka` show we`ve heard at least previous two weeks, lots of Cuban-American chat and some music, bumping PCJ Radio International which has been scheduled 23-24 Fridays for a longtime. Presumably that start at 2330, unchecked this week, and still for its full hour? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, Fri Jan 12 at 1800 and still at 1900, JBA carrier, which I suppose must be KVOH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1935 UT January 13
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