Thursday, January 10, 2019

Apache Labs announces ANAN-7000DLE MKII HF & 6M 100W SDR Transceiver

Apache Labs has introduced the ANAN-7000DLE MKII, there are several improvements and changes incorporated in this radio which improve the performance, stability and usability.

1. Integrated i5/i7 Windows 10 computer with SDR client preloaded and calibrated at the factory making the radio completely plug and play. (NO EXTERNAL PC Required)
2. Capable of driving three full HD monitors, ideal for digital modes.
3. Stainless steel chassis and large aluminium heatsink for excellent thermal dissipation and Rx/Tx isolation.
4. PA board improvements for higher duty cycle, 100% ICAS duty cycle supported.
5. Tx Signal generation redesigned to improve SNR at low power levels.








Sunday, January 06, 2019

World Music Radio on 15805 kHz

World Music Radio (WMR) commenced broadcasting on 15805 kHz on December 25th 2018 and has now been on the air daily (well almost) since then. Now today is the final day of daily broadcasting. As from tomorrow WMR will only be on the air on 15805 kHz Saturday and Sundays.

Broadcasting hours are 0700-2000 UTC and the power is only 0.2 kW making it a difficult – and irregular - catch. But the signal does get out. Right now (08 UTC) WMR can be heard in Russia (Ural and perhaps into Siberia) and in Southern Europe. In a couple of hours the signal can be picked up in Brazil and around 13-16 UTC good reception has been experienced almost daily in Eastern North America on 15805. Propagation after local sunset in Denmark is apparently rather 'sketchy'. Only once the signal made a short skip propagation into Ireland and Western UK.  Would be interesting to learn if the signal can be received – anywhere – after 16 or 17 UTC.

Reception reports are welcome to wmr@wmr.dk and will usually be QSLed within a month.

(Stig Hartvig Nielsen, World Music Radio, PO Box 112, DK-8960 Randers SØ, Denmark  www.wmr.radio)

Via Hard-Core-DX mailing list

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Band 2 Tropo Logs - 4th Jan, 2019

Band 2 Tropo Logs at 0200-0330 UTC, 4th Jan 2019

90.2 Radio Surkhet, Nepal
90.4 Radio Hint, Ghaziabad CRS
90.8 Suno Sharda, Greater Noida CRS
91.2 Radio Lok Manch, Greater Noida  CRS
91.9 Radio City, Bareilley (Last night R.City, Karnal)
93.7 Fever FM, Agra
94.1 Current FM, Aligarh
94.5 Tadka FM,Agra
94.6 Bageshwari FM, Nepal
94.9 Fever FM, Aligarh
98.6 Bheri FM,Nepal
99.4 Shuklaphanta FM, Nepal
100.2 AIR Patiala
100.4 AIR Bareilley
100.5 AIR Dehradun
100.7 AIR Lucknow
100.9 AIR Kasauli (Punjabi Talk, relays Jalandhar)
101.3 AIR Aligarh
101.4 AIR Kurukshetra
101.5 AIR, Sawai Madhopur
101.6 AIR Lucknow
102.1 AIR Mussourie (FM Rainbow)
102.2 AIR Mathura
102.3 AIR Lakhimpur Kheri
103.0 Radio Nepal
102.9 AIR Rampur
103.1 AIR Alwar
103.5 AIR Rohtak VBS
103.7 AIR Kanpur VBS
104.6 Tadka FM, Aligarh
107.4 Radio Noida , CRS

Receiver : SONY XDR-S10HDiP , Antenna : Stacked GP

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Radio Free Asia commemorates 'Year of the pig" with a new QSL card

Radio Free Asia (RFA) announces its 2019 Year of the Pig QSL.

Those born in a Pig years are considered energetic, positive thinkers and gentle. They are also focused and when they make up their minds to do something, there is evidently little you can do to stop them. Pigs lead very busy lives and must remember to take breaks in order to rest. Pig years are celebrated every twelfth year.

The other Chinese zodiac animals and associated years are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster and Dog. This is RFA's 69th QSL design and is used to confirm all valid RFA reception reports from January – April 2019.

















RFA's 2019 Year of the Pig QSL

Created by Congress in 1994 and incorporated in 1996, RFA broadcasts in Burmese, Cantonese, Khmer, Korean to North Korea, Lao, Mandarin (including the Wu dialect), Vietnamese, Tibetan (Uke, Amdo, and Kham), and Uyghur. RFA strives for accuracy, balance, and fairness in its editorial content. As a 'surrogate' broadcaster, RFA provides news and commentary specific to each of its target countries, acting as the free press these countries lack. RFA broadcasts only in local languages and dialects, and most of its broadcasts comprise news of specific local interest. More information about Radio Free Asia, including our current broadcast frequency schedule, is available at www.rfa.org. RFA encourages listeners to submit reception reports. Reception reports are valuable to RFA as they help us evaluate the signal strength and quality of our transmissions. RFA confirms all accurate reception reports by mailing a QSL card to the listener.

RFA welcomes all reception report submissions at http://techweb.rfa.org (follow the QSL REPORTS link) not only from DX'ers, but also from its general listening audience.

Reception reports are also accepted by email at qsl@rfa.org and by mail to:
Reception Reports
Radio Free Asia
2025 M. Street NW, Suite 300
Washington DC 20036
United States of America

FTIOM & UBMP, Jan 6-12

From the Isle of Music, January 6-12:


Happy 2019! This week, our special guest is Wilmer Ferrán Jimenez, leader of Rumbatá, whose album Gracias a la rumba was awarded a Cubadisco in 2018 in the Tradición Afrocubana category. Also, some live folkloric music by an Arara ensemble.


The broadcasts take place:

1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Kostinbrod, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)

2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0100-0200 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US). This has been audible in parts of NW, Central and Southern Europe with an excellent skip to Italy recently.

3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC (New CETs) on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, January 6 and 8:

Happy 2019! Episode 95 features folkloric and modern music from Malta, whose music and language (Maltese) are quite distinctive.

1.Sunday 2300-2330 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe

2. Tuesday 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe. If current propagation conditions hold, the broadcast should reach Iceland AND Western Russia due to a long skip.

Also recommended:
Marion's Attic, a unique program produced and hosted by Marion Webster featuring early 20th Century records, Edison cylinders etc played on the original equipment, comes on immediately before UBMP on Sundays from 2200-2300 UTC on WBCQ 7490 Khz.