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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segunda-feira, 24 de abril de 2017

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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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domingo, 23 de abril de 2017

[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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sexta-feira, 21 de abril de 2017

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.
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 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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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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DX Bulletin 16  ARLD016
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  April 20, 2017
To all radio amateurs


[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs April 19-20, 2017

** BRAZIL [non]. 11780, April 19 at 1348, JBA carrier; could RNA/RNB be back? No, scheduled this hour is CRI Myanmarianese via Kunming. I`ve ceased reporting non-logs of 6180 and this, but keep checking in case they ever recur (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [and non]. 15110, April 19 at 1357, a very wobbly carrier gets our attention, unlike all other weak signals on 19m. Probably Doppler flutter caused by unstable ionosphere rather than transmission defect. Scheduled is VOA Chinese via THAILAND, and consequently ChiCom *jamming. Still wobbling but weaker after 1400, when the site changes to PHILIPPINES for another hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 5979, April 20 at 1227, JBA carrier indicating 15 kW PBS Gannan is still on this strange frequency instead of original 5970 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 6100, April 20 at 1229, RHC Spanish with FE CCI, presumably CRI Russian, 500 kW, 55 degrees from Beijing site during this hour. Maybe not such a good idea for RHC to activate the same frequency previously on at 0500-0700 only in English; also new on // 6060, old 6000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EAST TURKISTAN. 5060, 4980, 4850, 4500, April 20 at 1224, JBA carriers, all matching the four domestic language services of PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi. 4850 is a bit stronger, rather than Chinese 5060. All barely detectable vs S9+10 local line noise level on 59-66m. These run November-April only, per WRTH, replaced May-October by frequencies in the 7, 9 and 11 MHz bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KUWAIT. 15540, April 19 at 1759, VP carrier, 1800 some music, probably national anthem with R. Kuwait opening reactivated trihour in English. I`ve yet to see logs of any other transmissions resumed since this appeared a dekaday ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1874, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 800, April 20 at 1303 UT, after Mex NA, sign-on by a station with address in Ciudad Ju?rez, seems to mention FM 102.7. As usual, a struggle to copy weak signal, no borderblaster, with near-local KQCV OKC nulled as much as possible.
XEROK, Radio Ca??n is not known to have an FM, but adding that is certainly the trend on both sides of la frontera. Wikipedia gives website as http://calibre800.com/ but that`s the newscast it carries, not the station per se, and no sign of an FM mentioned there. 102.7 may be wrong, as there is a K-love translator on that in nearby Anthony TX, altho as such would be subject to bumping by a US non-translator, and presumably Mexican (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, April 20 at 0555, RNZI inbooming at S9+20, 0600 news, while the rest of 25 and even 31m are virtually dead. Location3! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1390, April 20 at 0609 UT, local KCRC is open carrier/dead air. STILL so at next check 1211 UT --- I bet it was thus all night, no one caring or noticing at station which lost plugin from a sports network. Sibling 107.1 KNID is still alive at 1221 UT check, you bet! That`s what matters. By next check 1345 UT, KCRC has resumed stupid sportstalk.
Lack of splatter made DXing 1380 and 1400 easier, but nothing definite; two SS on 1380, probably Houston and Tulsa (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1873 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday April 19 at 1315 on WRMI 9955, fair above pulse jamming; tnx a lot, Arnie! Also confirmed Wed Apr 19 at 2100 on WBCQ webcast, but 7490 not checked. Also missed checking Wed Apr 19 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB.
WORLD OF RADIO 1874 monitoring: ready for first SW broadcasts April 20; CONTENTS: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, China, Cuba, Germany, India, Iran and non, Korea North, Kuwait, Lithuania non, Montenegro, Netherlands non, Pakistan, Puntland, South Africa, Turkey, USA, unidentified
Thu 2130   WRMI 11580 to NE
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-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
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. 11580, Thursday April 20 at 1304, poor signal from WRMI, surprised to hear Keith Perron interviewing Mark Fahey about his adventures in Korea North; not a time previously known for any PCJ programming on WRMI --- oh, it`s part of `Viva Miami` this week, as outroed by Jeff at 1313. VM has been running during this slot for weeks, tho never appearing on the schedule grid and now I can`t get it to finish loading for another check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6780, April 19 at 0543, S9-S6 AM carrier; still there at 1305, weakening by 1354. 6780 is probably an ISM Part 15 device, like could be on its second harmonic frequency 13560, where nothing in particular is now audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1652 UT April 20
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quinta-feira, 20 de abril de 2017

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

IOTA News from the
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

20 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
AS-200; JA5, Shikoku's Coastal Islands: Kenji/JA4GXS activates Naka
Island on April 23 and 14, signing JA4GXS/5 on 40, 30, 20, and 17m
(CW, SSB). QSL via h/c (d/B).
EU-002; OH0, Aland Islands: Ari/OH3KAV will be active holiday-style
from Aland between the 22nd and 27th. QRV as OF0KA on 80-10m on CW, JT65, and JT9. Ari also plans to try the new 60m band. QSL via
OH3KAV (d/B).
EU-008; GM/MM, Inner Hebrides: Operators Glen/G0SBN, Tony/G8YFA,
Chris/GM3WOJ, Graham/M0GAE, and Bob/M0KLO, of the Tynemouth Amateur Radio Club, are going to operate from the Isle of Mull (IOSA NH15, SCOTIA CN10, WAB TQ28, WW Loc. IO76EJ) between April 21 and 28. QRV with the callsign GS0NWM on 80-6m (CW, SSB, digital modes). QSL via M0URX, ClubLog OQRS.
EU-009; GM/MM, Orkney: GB4SRO will be active from South Ronaldsay
(WW Loc. IO88mt) between April 22 and May 5. Operators are
Elaine/2E1BVS, Val/G6MML, John/G3WFK, and Glenn/G6HFF. They plan to
get on the air on 40m and 20m (SSB, PSK31) and on 2m. QSL via G6MML
(d/B).
NA-079; W4, Florida State (Dry Tortugas Islands) group:
Nelson/NE4LS and John/KE4IDW will be operating with the call N4T
from Loggerhead Key Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-236, USi FL-470S) and
Garden Key Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-316, USi FL-013S) from April 21
until 24. Both lighthouses are located in the Dry Tortugas National
Park (KFF-0023). QSL via NE4LS (d).
NA-104; V4, St. Kitts and Nevis: Alex/W1CDC will be active as
V4/W1CDC between April 24 and May 7. QRV on 160-10m, mostly on CW.
QSL via W1CDC (d).
OC-202; DU4, Calagua Islands: Andy/ 4F1GNW, Ed/4F1OZ, Gil/4F2KWT,
and Nani/DU1COP are going to activate Tinaga Island with the callsign DZ4C from April 21 to 23. QRV on 40, 30, 20, 17, and 15m (CW, SSB). The last activation of this IOTA group was in 2003. QSL via VE7DP (d/B).
OC-233; VK7, Tasmania's Coastal Islands: Craig/VK5CE plans to
activate Bruny Island on April 22 and 23 as VK5CE/7. During his noon and early afternoon hours he plans to focus on North America on 40/20m, while during his night and early morning hours Craig plans to focus on Europe. QSL via VK5CE (d/B), ClubLog OQRS.
https://oc233.wordpress.com/
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
e-mail: iota@dxhf.darc.de

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Apollo 16 special event

Apollo 16 special event

Members of the Marshall Amateur Radio Club will be commemorating
the Apollo 16 mission (45 years ago) with the call NN4SA between
April 20 and 23.
QSL via NN4SA(d), LoTW, eQSL.
https://nn4sa.wordpress.com/
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quarta-feira, 19 de abril de 2017

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs April 17-18-19, 2017

** BULGARIA. 5900, April 19 at 0112, VP signal but sure sounds like Brother Scare mentioning The Overcomer. 5890 WWCR not on yet, but similar talk on 5850 WRMI inbooming, not expected to match. Latest sked for Secretbrod I can find from Ivo Ivanov shows:
``SECRETLAND Reception of Brother HySTAIRical via SPL on March 25
1658-0200 5900 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English, not 1400-2400``
As I tune further on 49m, brief RF noise burst above the background level as my streetlite ignites at *0116; sky at sunset is not clear but cloudily colorful, officially 0108* tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15140, April 18 at 1910, no signal from RHC English, normally the SSOB at this hour, while 15520 & 15390 Spain are audible poorly; not rechecked until 1957 wrapup when 15140 is on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6950.08, April 19 at 0103, poor signal with rock music, so certainly not my local sportster fifth harmonic; 0105 spoken spiel extolling the F-word, and providing several uncensored examples of how it may be employed. Several logs here say it was The Crystal Ship:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,34276.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, April 18 at 0052, not even a JBA carrier from R. Chaski to time; must be totally off. April 19 at 0101:30 tune-in, not audible either. Last catch was a week ago, April 12 until 0100:58.5* so at the usual slippage rate it should be about 46 seconds later, until 0101:44.5 if it were still running at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 9770, April 19 at 0133, open ~S9 carrier, dead air from V. de Turqu?a which promptly cuts off the air. // 9870 with Turkish music is S6. Recheck at 0140, both are on at about equally poor levels with more music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1873 monitoring: confirmed Monday April 17 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, good; also confirmed UT Tuesday April 18 at 0051 the 0030 on WRMI 7730, S9+40. Also confirmed Tue Apr 18 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, fair-good; also confirmed Tue Apr 18 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, F-G. Next:
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. 11580, April 19 at 0136, hot DX news: R. Bangladesh English broadcast at 1230 is on two new frequencies, 15525 and 12030, likewise V. of Islam at 0800. More DX news about KTWR and Abu Dhabi as heard ``here in Sri Lanka`` --- o yes, it`s Victor Goonetilleke, and the news is very, very cold, as this is a vintage playback of `Media Network Minus` during the PCJ Radio International hour on WRMI, from when, 20 or 25 years ago?
As of 0330 UT April 19, I see that the WRMI transmission schedule
http://tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs
has finally replaced 6855 with 9455 for #6 at 285 degrees, but the 24-hour schedule of programming matching diverse other transmitters seems not to have changed at all, so far. I am yet to hear 9455 back on the air. Checked for it April 18 at 2130 during WOR on 15770 which used to be // 6855. 9455 used to be one of WRMI`s weakest frequencies here, but not sure if on same antenna. Anyhow in the summer, day and night, it should do better than deleted 6855 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5129.82-AM, UT Wed April 19 at 0107, YL discussing ham radio, S9+20 but noisy, from WBCQ. So `Amateur Radio Roundtable` is still on winter frequency, soon QSY to 9330? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, April 18 at 1911, KVOH on late at S9, still with praise music in Spanish; off by next check 1957 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. IBOC checkup on major CBS AM stations, April 19 at 0148-0150 UT: NOT heard around 1160 KSL, 1120 KMOX, 830 WCCO, 780 WBBM; maybe still on 670 WSCR; noise definitely still infesting 1080 KRLD. Altho updated 21 March 2017, I think quite a few more here are now ex-IBOC:
http://topazdesigns.com/iboc/station-list.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6174.0-USB, April 19 at 0119, 2-way Spanish intruders, QRMing the JBA carrier on 6173.9 no doubt R. Tawantinsuyo, Per? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 0341 UT April 19
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terça-feira, 18 de abril de 2017

World Amateur Radio Day

World Amateur Radio Day

Radio amateurs around the world are taking to the airwaves today to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day (WARD)
April 18 is the day for all of Amateur Radio to celebrate and tell the world about the science we can help teach, the community service we can provide and the fun we have.
We hope you will join in the fun and education that is World Amateur Radio Day!
The ARRL reports:
Tuesday, April 18, will mark the 92nd anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), and radio amateurs around the world will take to the airwaves to celebrate the day in 1925 that the IARU was formed in Paris. “Celebrating Amateur Radio’s Contribution to Society” is the WARD theme.
Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the shortwave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could support worldwide propagation. In the rush to use these shorter wavelengths, Amateur Radio was “in grave danger of being pushed aside,” IARU’s history notes. Amateur Radio pioneers, including ARRL co-founder Hiram Percy Maxim, 1AW, met in Paris in 1925 and created the IARU to support Amateur Radio worldwide.
Just 2 years later, at the International Radiotelegraph Conference, Amateur Radio gained the allocations still recognized today — 160, 80, 40, 20, and 10 meters. Since its founding, the IARU has worked tirelessly to defend and expand the frequency allocations for Amateur Radio. Thanks to the support of enlightened administrations in every part of the globe, radio amateurs are now able to experiment and communicate in frequency bands strategically located throughout the radio spectrum.
From the 25 countries that formed the IARU in 1925, the IARU has grown to include 160 member-societies in three regions. IARU Region 1 includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia. Region 2 covers the Americas, and Region 3 is comprised of Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific island nations, and most of Asia. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has recognized the IARU as representing the interests of Amateur Radio.
Read the full ARRL story at
http://www.arrl.org/news/world-amateur-radio-day-on-april-18-marks-iaru-s-92nd-anniversary

IARU World Amateur Radio Day
http://www.iaru.org/world-amateur-radio-day.html
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segunda-feira, 17 de abril de 2017

ANATEL libera provas para o Interior do Estado.

ANATEL libera provas para o Interior do Estado.
A ANATEL, atendo solicitação da LABRE-RJ, confirmou as seguintes provas para o Interior do Estado, para os seguintes Municípios;
Dia 27/04 - Teresópolis,
Dia 18/05 - Macaé
Dia 22/06 - Saquarema
Não foram atendidas as solicitações para Bom Jardim e Barra do Piraí. A LABRE-RJ estará renovando o pedido para provas no segundo semestre, nesses Municípios.
Já estão abertas as inscrições no site da LABRE-RJ, para as provas de Macaé. A Prova de Teresópolis está a cargo do PY1UAP Ubiracy (BIRA). Provavelmente amanhã, dia 18/04/2017,  estaremos abrindo inscrições para 20 vagas em Teresópolis.

A ANATEL fará provas para as 3 classes.
Fonte: LABRE-RJ




Glenn Hauser logs April 14-15-16, 2017 (Glenn Hauser)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 11709.84, UT Sat April 15 at 0205, JBA carrier. Could it RAEATTW reactivated, ex-11710.7v? More likely a birdie on the R75 or unknown station. 11709.8, UT Sun April 16 at 0042, there is a JBA carrier again on the other rx, NRD-545, so less likely receiver-generated. Anyhow, we have it from Arnaldo Slaen to the DXLD yg that RAE is still off as of April 13:
``Unfortunately, RAE Argentina al Mundo, the new name of Argentine Broadcasting Abroad, has left the air on shortwave due to the rupture of a valve in its transmission equipment located in the transmitting plant of General Pacheco. The purchase of the valve necessary to return to the air has already been authorized but in practice it was not yet acquired. For now the station is only available on the internet and its programming can be heard live at http://www.radionacional.com.ar/rae-argentina-al-mundo/
73 Arnaldo Slaen`` (Glenn Hauser, OK DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COLOMBIA. 5910, April 15 at 0435, no signal from Alcarav?n Radio, HJDH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15230, April 16 at 0045, this RHC is still propagating altho much weaker than // 13740 in Spanish, and 15230 modulation is suptorted.
6145, April 16 at 0057 I am monitoring for the dreaded collision by RHC and The Mighty KBC, which has already been on 6145 for months at 00-02 UT Sundays only, but RHC moved here from 6165 as of April 10. The other RHC English frequency, 6000, is already on with OC at 0058, S9+35. But still no carrier on 6145 --- guess what, at 0059, I find that RHC is back on 6165 with OC, jazz pr?lude, 0100 sign-on, and now find // 6000 is just barely modulated. So Arnie must have been made aware of the pending conflict, and temporarily went back to old frequency. By next check 0328, it`s back on 6145. Kudos to Arnie for being considerate of another station. Maybe will do the same next two Sundays if KBC stay on 6145 for its weekly bihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 9825, April 16 at 0340 check, no signal from VIRI, ``Voice of Justice`` to North America as now registered for A-17; the // 9420 has a JBA carrier but likely Greece (as Iran always plans to collide with at least one other station during this service). Both are for Kamalabad site, the one which closed several months ago but continues to be registered, so is it coming back? Maybe only that is preventing the VOJ from existing (as well as several other English broadcasts except for the 1920 one which some are hearing on 9820 via Sirjan) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NETHERLANDS [non]. 6145, UT Sunday April 16 at 0014, The Mighty KBC is S9+25 via GERMANY, Mike Roberts inviting orders for T-shirts to Uncle Eric. Since RHC moved from 6165 to 6145 six nights ago, we fear there will be a big collision after 0100. But Arnie must have heard about it, since RHC is back on 6165 for a while tonight, leaving 6145 clear for KBC. See CUBA. But unfortunately it`s time for the season premi?re of a new Doctor Who series on BBC America. Moving to 9925 for summer would not have helped, with superstrong WTWW on 9930 past 0030, but supposed to stop at 0000. HFCC does show 9920 is available, but would get het from WTWW spur on 9917, and still splash from 9930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 7615, April 15 at 0247, very poor talk, must be Station YHWH on his favorite frequency. Still at 0425, better at S5, 0448 S8 with recognizable Martin K Elliot voice (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6950, 6945, 6935, 6925, April 16 at 0015, four pirates at once! Must be a fest. Unravelling them individually:
6950-USB, April 16 at 0015, rock music at S9, stops at 0023 and nothing further on this frequency heard. Apparently back on later and sent SSTV ID as Radio Noid:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php?topic=34214.0
6945-USB, April 16 at 0015, pirate music at S8-S9; 0038 ID as Radio Free, What-ever. Many more logs here:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php?topic=34213.0
6935-USB, April 16 at 0015, song from the 30s/40s? S9+10, suspected Wolverine Radio. Yes, after 0025 cowboy song, 0030 ID. Still at 0048. Many more logs here; tonight`s keyword theme: live/living:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php?topic=34217.0
6925.07-AM, April 16 at 0016, pirate music at S8, but lo modulation. Still going at 0048. No logs of this at HFU, unless same as one a few hours earlier at 1949-2049 on 6925, ``This is Not WMPR``:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php?topic=34190.0
6955-USB, April 16 at 0048, hard rock at S9, stops at 0057* with no announcements heard. Not on earlier. Also UnIDs here with punk:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php?topic=34218.0
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 9730, UT Sunday April 16 at 0033, RRI English with classical music, VG at S9+25, next version of Ave Maria sounds like Zamfir (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 9515, April 15 at *0256:15, JBA carrier comes on at S5-S6, 0258 starts IS, 0300:05, 5-pip timesignal ends, but VOT English to North America is way too weak to be listenable. As soon as this appeared, I switched to // 6165 and found it had come on too at about equal level, in the absence of RHC moved to 6145. Possibly if 6165 were aimed usward, swapped with 9515 to be aimed eastward, both targets would be better off. See also CUBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1873 monitoring: after 2229 ``WNYW`` style WRMI ID, confirmed Friday April 14 at 2230 on WRMI 5950, very poor, // VG 11580 (and 6855 is still off; see separate report). Also confirmed Friday April 14 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330, very poor vs high noise level (7490 good, 5130 off). Also confirmed Saturday April 15 at 2230 on WBCQ 9330.15v-CUSB, fair (so frequency now has been bumped up a kHz, closer to nominal). Also confirmed UT Sunday April 16 at 0327 about 5 minutes into program on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, poor with storm noise level, so started circa 0322. Next:
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW [off for maintenance this week only]
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9329v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE [pre-empted this week only]
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9329v-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 9329v-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 9329v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 6855, April 16 at 0018 still no WRMI-5. Now we know why:
>From WRMI Facebook page: "WRMI Radio Miami International 14 April 2017
6855 kHz off air - Due to interference with a U.S. Army frequency, WRMI has been asked to vacate 6855 kHz. We are now off of this frequency. However, a replacement frequency of 9455 kHz has been assigned, and we expect to be on the air on 9455 kHz sometime next week. This frequency will be directed primarily to the Southwestern United States and Mexico, although it will probably be audible in other areas as well, depending on propagation conditions."
I imagine the programming contained will be changed, as it will no longer make much sense to duplicate nearby 9395, or 9955. It does make sense to move to a higher band, anyway for summer, if running 24 hours. BTW, my high line noise level has considerably abated, so maybe OG&E worked on it today when I wasn`t looking or listening.
9395, UT Sunday April 16 at 0040, ``Sleigh Ride`` --- sounds like `Xmas Radio` program is now here. Had been on defunct 6855, listed as UT Mondays only during this hour, but suspected to be daily. Still nothing sacred heard even on Holy Saturday into Easter (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5128.82-AM, April 14 at 2330 check, this WBCQ is off like last evening. Still off at 0301; still inaudible April 15 at 2230. But by 0013 April 16, I do make out a JBA carrier on 5129.83 vs high storm noise level. It was expected to be back on in time for Area 51.
7490, April 15 at 0425, WBCQ is a JBA carrier! Unusual for this frequency, and no signal at all from 7850-CUSB CHU. MUF must have plunged in disturbance.
7490.08, UT Sunday April 16 at 0019, WBCQ now good with usual strange `Mitch & Kathy Show` during this hour. 9330-CUSB also good with Full Gospel as always during this hour, a.k.a. Blalock the Blaster (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9942.9, UT Sunday April 16 at 0030, O o, here`s that parasitic spur from WTWW-2 as I tune down; sure `nuff, huge fundamental 9930 is next, still on at S9+55, 0030 canned ID, music, and matching spur on 9917.1. By next check 0142, has QSYed to 5085; probably circa 0100 for `TOFTO`. So 9925 would have been no good for Mighty KBC from 0000 instead of 6145, which is due to change from May 7. If WTWW-2 keep running here until 0100, that will still be the case. However, HFCC shows it`s supposed to stop by 0000, so maybe a sloppy Ted anomaly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5050, UT Sunday April 16 at 0045, WWRB has made its seasonal switch to here ex-3215/3195, usual paranoid huxters on weekends. S9+40, enough to cut thru storm noise level better than it would on 90m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1380, April 15 at 0446 UT, Spanish religion about ``el caudillo de Israel``, i.e. KRCM Shenandoah TX, probably on 22 kW day power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1480, April 15 at 0445 UT, South Asian songs dominating again this time of night, no doubt KBXD Dallas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1640, April 15 at 0437 UT, local KZLS (Alex Jones accusing salon.com of lying about him; he makes me want to puke), with an understation, traces of Spanish. Rather than Argentina or Per?, I`m confident it is KBJA Sandy UT, the only SS known in North America on 1640. No sign of WTNI Biloxi MS with silly sportstalk in English, which is the usual understation, and often QRMing KZLS as if on daypower (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0520 UT April 16
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Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2017 05:20:03 +0000 (UTC)
From: Glenn Hauser <wghauser@yahoo.com>
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Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs April 14-15-16, 2017
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