Thursday, December 31, 2020




Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Merry Christmas 2020



Saturday, December 12, 2020

15th Edition of the Global Radio Guide (Winter 2020-21) Now Available

Rise and set. Day and night.  For many, that is the most observation that is required of the sun.

For radio hobbyists, however, our celestial neighbor holds a larger influence on our daily lives, requiring much closer examination.  The role it plays in our hobby can be that of a great awakener or a great destroyer.

Now, as we stand on the first steps of Solar Cycle 25, which is already positioning itself to be one of the most talked about solar cycles among radio hobbyists in decades, there is a renewed energy in the hobby for all things HF.  Many are venturing out, some for the first time, into the vastness of radio bands that once again crackle with life.

For this journey, you will need an experienced and knowledgeable guide.  Gayle Van Horn, as she has for the past 30 years, has stepped up to answer that call.

Teak Publishing is proud to announce the 15th Edition of the Amazon bestselling e-book, the Global Radio Guide (Winter 2020-21), by Gayle Van Horn, W4GVH.

“This publication will have wide appeal to amateur radio operators, shortwave radio hobbyists, news agencies, news buffs, educators, foreign language students, expatriates, or anyone interested in listening to a global view of world news and major events as they happen,” says Larry Van Horn, co-founder of Teak Publishing and editor of the Global Radio Guide (GRG)

With the help of the GRG, you can tune in shortwave broadcast stations from hotspots such as China, Cuba, India, Iran, North/South Korea, Taiwan, and many other counties. If you have a shortwave radio receiver, SDR or Internet connection, pair it with this unique radio resource to know when and where to listen to the world.

 This newest edition of the GRG carries on the tradition of those before it with an in-depth, 24-hour station/frequency guide with schedules for selected AM band, longwave, and shortwave radio stations. This unique resource is the only radio publication that lists by-hour schedules that include all language services, frequencies, and world target areas for over 500 stations worldwide.

The GRG includes listings of DX radio programs and Internet website addresses for many of the stations in the book. There are also entries for time and frequency stations as well as some of the more “intriguing” transmissions one can find on the shortwave radio bands.

 Gayle has also updated her now famous SDR Buyer’s Guide, a must-have compendium that helps you navigate through revolutionary world of software-defined radios (SDRs), the digital frontier of the radio hobby.

 New in this 15th edition of the GRG, Gayle dives into how and where to hear exotic shortwave stations transmitting in the world’s tropical radio bands. Located in the lower portion of the HF spectrum, these stations serve as a window into the culture and daily lives of countries not served by large international broadcast stations.  Even in an increasingly connected and digital world, for many of the citizens in these countries, these radio stations serve as the only source of news and information they have at their disposal.

 Spectrum Monitor magazine editor, Ken Reitz checks in with a primer on where you can hear global radio and television media broadcasters via satellite.

 Fred Waterer, also of Spectrum Monitor, checks in with a feature on listening to music from around the globe on shortwave. There is a nostalgic look back at radio in 1922 by our friends at AWR Wavescan. Teak Publishing's Larry Van Horn will give the reader an exclusive tour of frequencies and radio services below 530 kHz in Radio's Basement Bands.

 Whether you monitor shortwave radio broadcasts, amateur radio operators, or aeronautical, maritime, government, or military communications in the HF radio spectrum, this book has the frequencies to help you to hear it all. Teak Publishing’s Global Radio Guide "brings the world to you."

 You can find this edition of the Global Radio Guide, along with all of our titles currently available for purchase, on the Teak Publishing Web site at  

 The 15th edition of the Global Radio Guide e-Book (electronic book only, no print edition available) is available worldwide from Amazon and their various international websites at


The price for this latest edition is US$8.99. Since this book is being released internationally, Amazon customers in the United Kingdom, Germany, France Spain, Italy, Japan, India, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Australia can order this e-Book from Amazon websites directly servicing these countries. Customers in all other countries can use the regular website to purchase this e-Book.


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Friday, November 27, 2020

Btown MW Logs 11/18-11/25/2020

(LVH-NC) Larry Van Horn (N5FPW), Brasstown, NC

SDRPlay RSPdx, W6LVP Mag Amp Loop (WSW-ENE), Airspy HF+Discovery, YouLoop with an Airspy Hi-Z amp prototype. Some more adventures from my 11/18 IQ recording and a few more. Brasstown station counts now 1079. 

660 WQXN AL, Fairhope - 11/24 1755 Local ad block, ID then back to Mike Savage Show, Looks like they did the power switch at 1758 (gone). (LVH-NC)

800 WHOS AL, Decatur - 11/18 1759 In the mess of stations that is now 800 TOH ID for WBHP Huntsville, WHOS Decatur, and at least one more stn sig in mud, "an iHeart station" then f/out to mess. New stn (LVH-NC)

820 WCPT IL, Willow Springs - 11/18 1758 End of Joan Esposito Prog talk show, prog promo Mind Over Matter Sunday @ 10 am on WCPT 820. New stn (LVH-NC)

890 WHNC NC, Henderson - 11/23 1704 GOS mx then YL w/callsign and local resident talking abt her favorite preacher, then more GOS mx. Last logged in 1996, (LVH-NC)

920 WDMC FL, Melbourne - 11/18 1756 EWTN radio programming then TOH ID. New stn (LVH-

WLIV TN, Livingston - 11/18 1756 C&W mx no TOH NBC news radio w/Brian Sharp then 
back to C&W mx agn finally at 1806 AM/FM WLIV ID with Hometown Radio slogan (LVH-NC)

930 WTAD IL, Quincy - 11/18 1759 TOH ID then FoxNews. Last hrd in 1997. (LVH-NC)

940 WCPC MS, Houston - 11/18 1756 Rel pgm - What Seith the Scriptures Bible Study preacher no program name then WCPC TOH ID AM/FM translator then into Radio Bible Study program w/David Thompson. An old fav and last logged in Memphis in 1977. (LVH-NC)

960 KGWA OK, Enid - 11/18 1802 Sean Hannity, FoxNews then a local news block. Had news Item about fire and father saving children's life, mentioned News 9 Oklahoma TV footage. New stn (LVH-NC)

1030 KCWJ MO, Blue Springs - 11/18 1756 End of Patsy Cline song then OM anncr "1030 KCWJ" more classic country. After the song local State Farm agent gave the TOH ID then the next song and signal drop (power change to 500 watts) New stn (LVH-NC)

1050 CHUM ON, Toronto -- 11/18 1800 During WROS quiet spot clearly heard and recorded CHUM-AM ID by OM anncr. I have always wanted to log this stn and been after this station since I was a young DXer in San Antonio. Finally. New Stn (LVH-NC)

WROS FL. Jacksonville - 11/18 1757 End of "Grace to You" rel pgm, Pastor George Cook of New Jerusalem House of Prayer in West Chicago, on various Christian beliefs, YL talking about powering stn down at sunset. Got quiet then CHUM-AM ID during that time then start the Radio Bible Study program.

1080 WWNL PA, Pittsburgh - 11/23 1630 F/up out of the noise to BOH WWNL-AM 1080 Pittsburg ID, just over WKJK. New stn (LVH-NC)

1070 WCSZ SC, Sans Souci - 11/25 1235 o/u WFLI w/SS programming //online stream. Weak here and is a new stn log. (LVH-NC)

1090 WBAL MD, Baltimore - 11/23/2020 1644 Local ad, YL with WBAL callsign ID and abruptly gone, unid stn w/C&W now on top. Last log 1993. (LVH-NC)

1110 KFAB NE, Omaha - 11/18 1756 OM w/weather, TC 4:57 on Nebraska's News, Weather and Traffic station - NewsRadio Eleven Ten KFAB, Fox News update Next, Local Ad Block many mentions of Omaha inc stn contest promo, stn promo KFAB time savers traffic, PSA for Radon, another traffic promo then TOH and gone (pattern change to nx protect WBT). This one is not common here due to WBT, last heard in 1993. (LVH-NC)

WSLV TN, Ardmore - 11/18 1800 Now atop 1110 after KFAB pattern change, C&W mx, Outlaw 105.1 slogan ID then said stn plays 27 great country songs in a row. f/out at 1801 to several mixing then up agn to Waylon Jennings song, several fades to end of IQ at 1807. Last hrd in 1997 (LVH-NC)

1130 KWKH LA, Shreveport - 11/18 1756 Natl ad-block including car parts stores, PSA, weather forecast, TOH ID, SportTalk on 1130 the Tiger, Again another 1993 relog. (LVH-NC)

1140 WURB FL, Orlando - 11/18 1759 WBXR TOH ID then WURB Radio then Spanish. (LVH-NC)

1160 WCVX KY, Florence - 11/18 1759 TOH ID then faded back into the mess. (LVH-NC)

1170 KFAQ OK, Tulsa - 11/18 1756 Ben Shapiro Show then TOH ID including slogan. (LVH-NC)

1200 WRTO IL, Chicago - 11/18 1758 SS talk program then TOH ID callsign English rest in Spanish. New stn (LVH-NC)

1210 WJML MI, Kingsley - 11/18 1758 Talk show then ad block that included a concealed weapon permit ad, Scallywags Restaraunt ad on State St in Traverse City, TOH ID. New stn (LVH-NC)

WMPS TN, Bartlett - 11/18 1800 Playing adult standards (Music of your life) songs. Chick-fil-a Commerical then Sunny Radio slogan callsign ID. New stn (LVH-NC)

1220 WKRS IL, Waukegan - 11/18 1800 Full TOH ID including TUDN sister stations in Spanish. New stn (LVH-NC)

WSLM IN, Salem - 11/18 1802 WSLM call sign ID then "My Country" wx forecast followed by a local ad then ABC news. New stn (LVH-NC)

1250 WLCK KY, Scottsville - 11/18 1756 SMN network w/SRN news, then local news by soft-voiced YL. Mentioned new website for Allen County, New KY "Never underestimate you" associate degree campaign, Sunset at 4:55 CST so may have been on daytime power. last logged in 1994  (LVH-NC)

1340 WKRM TM, Columbia - 11/18 Full ID at TOH for WKRM-AM/WKOM-FM 101.7 then FoxNews. New stn (LVH-NC)

1380 WHEW TN, Franklin - 11/18 1756 Tejano music then OM anncr w/Bonita 1380 slogan ID. New stn (LVH-NC)

1390 KLCN ia, Clinton - 11/18 1800 YL with full TOH ID f/out. New stn (LVH-NC)

1400 WWTM AL, Decatur - 11/18 1800 Full TOH ID by OM anncr mentioned AM/Cable/FM outlets then into ESPN sports net programming. New stn (LVH-NC)

WFTG KY, London - 11/18 1757 Kentucky news network then into local ad-block. Hrd London mentions then f/out. New stn (LVH-NC)

1440 WHDM TN, McKenzie - 11/18 1759 Oldie song. TOH ID by OM anncr, "Proudly serving the McKenzie area" WHDM" gave AM/FM freq. New stn (LVH-NC)

1460 WRVK KY, Mount Vernon - 11/18 1800 Popped up out of the noise floor with full TOH ID. New Stn (LVH-NC)

1470 WQXL SC, Columbia - 11/18 1800 Afternoon drive talk show, local ad-block, then TOH ID by OM anncr, ABC Natl news. New stn (LVH-NC)

1480 KLMS NE, Lincoln - 11/18 1758 YL with Local newscast gave call sign, news item abt body found in Kimball County NE, 1759 was loud then gone, may have switched to night pattern/power, slight f/up to YL doing news again, mentioned Kimball County but much weaker and mixing w/FoxNews broadcast. No sign of any ESPN programming per the NRCLog on this intercept. New stn (LVH-MC)

1490 WJJM TN, Lewisburg - 11/18 1759 TOH ID then Fox sports jingle and FoxSports net programming. New stn (LVH-NC)

1550 WKBA VA, Vinton - 11/18 1759 u/WIGN w/occ fade up. Preacher talking abt making each of us a disciple of Jesus // Online feed. New stn (LVH-NC)

1560 WBYS IL, Canton - 11/18 1758 Classic rock mx then ID including website address: (verified online). New stn (LVH-NC)

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Coast Guard Proposes to Discontinue HF Voice Watchkeeping

 The US Coast Guard has invited comments by January 21, 2021, on a proposal to discontinue HF voice watchkeeping. The proposal appeared on November 20 in the Federal Register. The USCG proposes to cease monitoring 4125, 6215, 8291, and 12,290 kHz, in the contiguous US and Hawaii, due to a lack of activity.

“We believe this change would have a low impact on the maritime public, as commercial satellite radios and Digital Selective Calling (DSC) marine-SSB HF radios have become more prevalent onboard vessels,” the Coast Guard said. “However, we would like your comments on how you would be affected if we terminated monitoring HF voice-only distress frequencies within the contiguous US and Hawaii, particularly if you use HF, but do not currently have a commercial satellite radio or an HF DSC-capable radio aboard your vessel.”

The Coast Guard said it would continue to monitor HF DSC distress alerting for all existing regions and voice distress and hailing from Kodiak, Alaska, and Guam. The Maritime Mobile Service Net (MMSN) on 14.300 MHz remains available to less-equipped mariners who need assistance in emergencies.


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Unid 1050 kHz and Religious Program Station List

1050 kHz 11/18 at 1756 EST: End of "Grace to You" 1/2 hour religious prgm, then Pastor George Cook of New Jerusalem House of Prayer in West Chicago, on various Christian beliefs. This was followed by a low modulation YL talking about powering stn down at sunset. During a very brief quiet period heard a CHUM-AM ID (finally got them after all these years) then heard the start of the Radio Bible Study program. My best guess is WROS-AM The Rose out of Jacksonville, but I can't completely eliminate KJBN-AM Little Rock. 

While chasing the ID of this religious station on 1050 kHz logged at 1756-1759 EST on 11/18. I found a list of stations carrying the "Grace to You" 1/2 program. I post the 2020 station list pdf to my Google Drive account, and if interested you can view and save it via this link: 

Friday, November 20, 2020

Btown AM Logs 11/18/2020

I turned the W6LVP to the WSW-ENE and had a great run of new catches on a Top of the Hour (TOH) IQ run. Twelve new stations for my Brasstown logs and various relogs including 4 oldie but goodies. Also running the Airspy HF+Discovery and snagged some logs using a new prototype Airspy Hi-Z amp for the YouLoop. Doing some testing of it for the SDR buyers guide in the new Teak Publishing Global Radio Guide coming out next month.

540 KMLB LA, Monroe - 11/18 1801 Full TOH ID including slogan News Talk 105.7 & 540 KMLB then ABC network news. First time I have heard this station since 11/20/1994 when it was KNOE. (LVH-NC)

560 KWTO MO, Springfield -  11/18 1758 In what appeared to be a local ad block with a YL anncr giving callsign only IDs between local ads then at TOH ID for 93.3 and AM 560 KWTO then f/out to the news (?). First time I have heard this station since our days when we were stationed at NAS Dallas back in early 1980s. (LVH-NC)

570 WIDS KY, Russell Springs - 11/18 1800 Hrd an ID for WIOK-FM then WIDS TOH ID for Russell Springs and Jamestown by OM anncr. Not bad for 500 watts. New #1048 (LVH-NC)

580 WILL IL, Urbana - 11/18 1756 NPR All Things Considered, guest talking about ancestor sharecroppers, then sponsors list, f/fown and mixing with WIBW for dualing TOH IDs. Then back to All Things Considered. New #1049 (LVH-NC)

580 WIBW KS, Topeka - 11/18 1759 Mixing with WILL for dualing TOH IDs. Made audio recording of Will/WIBW. New #1050 (LVH-NC)

590 CJCL ON, Toronto - 11/18 1756 Local ad block for Toronto biz. McDonald's ad mentioned Canadian eggs for their Egg McMuffin, TOH Full ID including slogan, big surprise, never hrd B4. New # 1051 (LVH-NC)

590 WCAB NC, Rutherfordton - 11/18 1800 Could hear WCAB u/CJCL during quiet period w/call sign only ID at 228 watts. (LVH-NC)

600 WREC TN, Memphis - 11/18 Ben Ferguson talk show gave local studio #535-9732 (tie up on Goggle search w/WREC) WREC ID at TOH. Last time heard here in Btown 10/14/1994. (LVH-NC)

640 WOI IA, Ames - 11/18 1800 Station ID right after WBIN Atlanta ID then NPR's All Things Considered. WCRV/WBIN/WOI battling on the frequency. Another station not heard since 1990s in New Orleans. New #1052. (LVH-NC)

690 KGGF KS, Coffeyville - 11/18 1756 Local ad then program promo by host of Openline 0830-1100 on the Mighty 690 KGGF ID, Sean Hannity Show FoxNew promo. Relog from 1/2020. (LVH-NC)

770 KAAM TX, Garland - 11/18 1756 What sounded like a religious program then instrumental music to OM w/K Double A M call sign ID. New #1054. (LVH-NC)

800 WHOS AL, Decatur - 11/18 1759 In the 800 mess TOH ID for WBHP Huntsville, WHOS Decatur, and at least one more stn sig in mud, "an iHeart station" then fade out to mess. New #1055. (LVH-NC)

1500 WLQV MI, Detroit - 11/18 1801 Promo for advertising on the station then full TOH ID for AM/FM stations - Faith Talk Detroit 92.7 & 1500. New #1043 (LVH-NC)

1520 WPAY OH, Rossford - 11/18 1802 CCR music then nice TOH Full ID for AM/FM 92.1 (not 93.1 per NRC Log). I heard that the K-Love classics network closed down on 11/2/2020 but it doesn't appear so based on their online presence. New #1044 (LVH-NC)

1610 CHHA ON, Toronto - 11/18 1801 SS music, slogan ID // Online feed, o/u CHRN. (LVH-NC)

1620 WTAW TX, College Station - 11/18 1758 Ad for a local jeweler then TOH ID // Online feed u/WNRP. First time heard since 2006. (LVH-NC)

1640 WSJP WI, Sussex - 11/18 1759 Religious program, TOH ID (full) including Relevant Radio slogan ID. New #1046 (LVH-NC)

1660 KWOD KS, Kansas City - 11/18 Local ad block including one for Preferred Asphalt and Concrete in Grandview, f/down to other ads callsign only heard then gone. New #1046 (LVH-NC)

1700 KKLF TX, Richardson - 11/18 1802 Mex Tejano music slogan ID just under dominate KBGG. New #1047 (LVH-NC)

Equipment: SDRPlay RSPdx, W6LVP Mag Amp Loop (WSW-ENE), Airspy HF+Discovery, YouLoop with an Airspy Hi-Z amp prototype.  (LVH-NC) Larry Van Horn (N5FPW), Brasstown, NC

Monday, October 26, 2020

Btown Longwave Logs - 24 and 25 October 2020

I have been doing some longwave monitoring and here is what I put in the logbook using various SDRs and my local gear.

Airspy HF+Discovery – YouLoop and SDRPlay RSPdx – W6LVP Mag Amp Loop. LVH-Logs
00263.0  DYQ: NDB MHW Dulvaney / Greeneville TN USA MCW (24Oct20 1522) (LVH)
00311.0  LMA: NDB MHW Lima/Bruggen (Kamp Lintfort) GER MCW via Twente SDR (23Oct20 1235)(LVH)
00319.0  VAR: NDB MHW Varhaug NOR MCW via Twente SDR (24Oct20 2035) (LVH)
00321.0  ABY: NDB MHW Albert Bray FRA MCW via Twente SDR (24Oct20 2037) (LVH)
00327.0  LNZ: NDB HW  Linz AUT MCW via Twente SDR (24Oct20 2041) (LVH)
00327.0  MVC: NDB HW  Merville/Calonne FRA MCW via Twente SDR (24Oct20 2045) (LVH)
00332.0  LL:  NDB     Lille FRA MCW via Twente SDR (24Oct20 2057) (LVH)
00337.0  MY:  NDB HHW Myggenaes FRO MCW via Twente SDR (24Oct20 2059) (LVH)
00338.0  OA:  NDB     Jonkoping-Husqvarna SWE MCW via Twente SDR (24Oct20 2101) (LVH)
00341.0     CQN: NDB HW  Daisy / Chattanooga TN MCW (24Oct20 1428) (LVH)
00355.0  ONW: NDB HHW Antwerpen Deurne BEL MCW via Twente SDR (24Oct20 2107) (LVH)
00360.5  MAK: NDB MHW Mackel / Brussel BEL MCW via Twente SDR (24Oct20 2114) (LVH)
00370.0  HYW: NDB MHW Horry / Conway SC USA MCW (24Oct20 1021) (LVH)
00371.0  MYN: NDB MHW Muenster/Osnabruck GER MCW via Twente SDR (23Oct20 1233) (LVH)
00372.0  UQN: NDB MHW Onyun / Vidalia GA USA MCW (24Oct20 1012) (LVH)
00375.0  DS:  NDB MHW/LOM Cercy / Searcy AR USA MCW (24Oct20 1008) (LVH)
00378.0  RJ:  NDB M   Roberval QC CAN MCW (24Oct20 1001) (LVH)
00379.0  BRA: NDB HW  Broad River NC USA MCW (24Oct20 1003) (LVH)
00380.0  UMB: NDB MHW Culvr / Milledgeville (Valdwin Co Regional) GA USA MCW (24Oct20 0950) (LVH)
00388.0  CDX: NDB MHW Cumberland River / Somerset (Pulaski Co) KY USA MCW (24Oct20 0945) (LVH)
00388.0  RNW: NDB MHW Chocowinity NC MCW (24Oct20 0937) (LVH)
00391.0  FIQ: NDB MHW Fiddlers / Morganton NC USA (24Oct20 0927) (LVH)
00397.0  CIR: NDB MHW Cairo IL USA MCW (24Oct20 0923) (LVH)
00406.5  BOT: NDB MHW Bottrop GER MCW via Twente SDR (23Oct20 1225) (LVH)
00407.0  BZ:  NDB MHW Bullo / Statesboro GA USA MCW (24Oct20 0912) (LVH)
00410.0     JU:  NDB MHW Ashee / Jefferson NC USA MCW (24Oct20 1529) (LVH)
00415.0  DJD: NDB MHW Canton GA USA MCW (24Oct20 0857) (LVH)
00417.0  LI:  NDB MHW Dusseldorf GER MCW via Twente SDR (23Oct20 1230) (LVH)
00421.0  MF:  NDB     Halmstad SWE MCM via Twente SDR (22Oct209 2101) (LVH)
00424.0  PHG: NDB MHW Phalsbourg FRA MCW via Twente SDR (23Oct20 2040) (LVH)
00424.0  PIS: NDB MHW Pisarovina HRV MCW via Twente SDR (23Oct20 2100) (LVH)
00425.0  DNC: NDB HW  Mostar BIH MCW via Twente SDR (23Oct20 2043) (LVH)
00426.0  GBG: NDB MHW Gleichenberg AUT MCW via Twente SDR (23Oct20 2038) (LVH)
00426.0  UV:  NDB MHW/LOM Tunng / Oxford MS USA MCW (24Oct20 0900)(LVH
00430.0  SN:  NDB MHW Saint Yan FRA MCW via Twente SDR (23Oct20 2022) (LVH)
00433.0  CRE: NDB MHW Cres HRV MCM via Twente SDR (23Oct20 2013) (LVH)
00434.0  MV:  NDB MHW Melun Villaroche FRA MCW via Twente SDR (23Oct20 2018) (LVH)
00438.0  KO:  NDB MHW Kozala HRV MCW via Twente SDR (23Oct20 2006) (LVH)
00438.0  PE:  NDB     Poprad East SVK MCW via Twente SDR (23Oct20 2006) (LVH)
00444.0  NRD: NDB     Inowroclaw POL MCW via Twente SDR (23Oct20 2003) (LVH)
00452.0  ANS: NDB MHW Ansbach GER MCW via Twente SDR (23Oct20 1945) (LVH)
00490.0     I:   NAVTEX IGS Plombino ITA SITOR-B broadcast in "English" via Bacelona SPA SDR (24Oct20 1810) (LVH)
00518.0     E:   NAVTEX NME USCG Charleston SC USA SITOR-B broadcast in English via Beaufort SC SDR (25Oct20 1240) (LVH)
00518.0     F:   NAVTEX NMF USCG Boston MA USA SITOR-B broadcast in English via MA SDR (25Oct20 1250) (LVH)
00518.0     U:   NAVTEX VAR-9 Chebohue CG NB CAN SITOR-B broadcast in English via ME SDR (25Oct20 1620) (LVH)
00518.0     W:   NAVTEX EJK Valentia Coast Guard IRL SITOR-B broadcast in English via Raufarhofn ICE SDR (24Oct20 1940) (LVH)
00521.0     GM:  NDB MHW Greenville SC USA MCW (24Oct20 0846)(LVH)
73 de Larry

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Blog Logs

Example of monitoring via Airspy HF Discovery
Monitoring 10-18 August, 2020

All times UTC/ SDR units as indicated

Radio Cooperative, 760 kHz from 1715 tune-in. News-talk format in Spanish with national news items and brief references to station. Confirmed via parallel audio at station’s website . Station operates on 24-hour schedule. Chile’s Radio Nacional Santiago on 1140 kHz from 1725-1740. News topics and announcer’s friendly conversations about Santiago. Station ID, frequency and local Santiago time check to station jingles. (Chile SDR)

Denge Welat via Moldova relay on 11530 kHz. Tune-in 1305-1335. Kurdish news, references to station and lengthy commentary. Slight fades, but overall good signal. (Poland SDR).

Eswatini (ex Swaziland)
TWR Africa, 6130 kHz (100 kW) Religious text cadence from 1835, listed as Umbunbu ethnic language (Mon-Fri) in GRG Summer 2020 edition. Format continued to 1842. Noted on-frequency digital signal interference, likely ANDVT every 24-25 second intervals. Religious chorus, sermon’s text as signal intermittently fades. (SIO 322.Vocal segments to 1903. (S Africa SDR)

Amhara Radio 6090 kHz. Tune-in 1905 to news script format in presumed Amharic. Ethiopian music with announcer’s voice-overs. Fair signal SIO 322. (Qatar SDR)

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Lampertheim relay; 11850 kHz. Tune-in 1400 (SIO 323) // 15450 (SIO 222) Announcer’s Tajik service schedule to 1600. Udon, Thailand relay with excellent signal on 15255 from 1420 with Turkmen text. Kuwait relay audible from 1425 ID on 11790. Uzbek service via Woofferton, UK relay from 1428 on 11790 // 15310 kHz. NLD & Qatar SDR)

VOIRI/Pars Today 6060 kHz. Arabic service covering items about Iran into program intros. Islamic feature with commentary. SIO 433. Opening instrumentals on 7235 kHz at 1920. Station ID, station frequency quote into French service. (Qatar SDR)

Radio Kuwait Classical Arabic Music Channel, 1269 kHz (100 kW). Arabic vocals to classical music and intermittent Arabic text over music segments. Schedule listed to 0000 UTC. Enjoyable Arabic music. Kuwait’s Quran Prgm in Arabic noted on 630 kHz (24 hour schedule) with SIO 434. (Qatar SDR)

RTM Sarawak WAI FM 9835 kHz at 1225 tune-in. Lady’s Malay item to Asian rap vocals and jingle format. Station ID at 1230 Additional Asian pops, and PSA’s about Covid. Mentions of Malaysia to additional pop tunes. Parallel frequency 11665 not heard. (Philippine SDR)

ORTM Mali signal on 9635 kHz
ORTM Mali, 9635 kHz. Tune-in 1755 to mbira music, followed by ethnic vocals to 1759. Time tips signal tones to drum instrumental segment, closing on 9635. Shifted to 5995 kHz from 1800. Very weak (SIO 222) ethnic vocals to announcer’s French items at 1815. (Sevilla, Spain SDR)

FEBC Philippines, 9275 // 9400. Good signals from 1243 tune-in. Chinese religious text format. This schedule to 1600 and 2230-0000 UTC. Khmer service on 13870;  1100-1300 UTC.  Occasional ID breaks and station info. (Philippine SDR)

Polskie Radio 1, 225 kHz LW. Tune-in 1253 with Polish announcements. PSA formats and several “Polski” references. Station ID to time ticks at 1300 UTC. Additional ID into national news format. At 1301. (NLD SDR)

United States
USAGM-Radio Farda in Persian from 1445 tune-in on 12005 (300 kW) via Woofferton, UK relay. (NLD SDR)

USAGM-Radio Martí 11930 kHz via Greenville, NC // 11860 // 13605 from 1420-1445. Persistent jamming from Cuba on three frequencies. (Airspy HF Discovery/W6LVP, Brasstown, NC)

Radio Clasica/Rdif Nacional, 650 kHz (25 kW) from 1510-1520. Spanish announcers occasional “canned” ID to classical music programs Radio el Espectador on 810 kHz from 1520. Station’s slogan and items on Uruguay, ads with phone numbers and ID breaks. (50 kW). Radio Monte Carlo 930 kHz (50 kW) from 1525 tune-in. Spanish pop vocals and easy-listening tunes. ID, station promo and singing slogans. Audio parallel with station’s online streaming at Oriental on 770 (50 kW) with promos, and slogans from 1530 tune-in. Program for morning greetings to listener’s, promo for the news and ID. Audio parallel with station’s online streaming at (Montevideo, UR SDR)
(Gayle Van Horn, Teak Publishing, Brasstown, NC)

Monday, August 10, 2020

Blog Logs

Monitoring 28 July - August 5, 2020

All times UTC / frequencies in kilohertz (kHz) SDR units as indicated

Radio Algerienne Chaine 1, 558 kHz in Arabic, from 1835 tune-in. Parallel Quran noted on 693, 873, 1026, 1071 kHz. (Qatar SDR) Chaine 3, (Tipaza, Algeria-1500 kW) French on 252 LW from 1510. Male/female phone-conversations to 1524. Instrumental Algerian music to 1527. Additional brief phone-in to 1530. Station ID over Arabic music to extended Arabic vocals. SIO 434. Jil FM (F'Kirina and Sidi Hamadouche, Algeria-600 kW) Noted on 531 // 549 with fair signal SIO 333; Multichaine-Radio UFC, Ouled Fayet, Algeria-50 kW) Tune-in 1422 amid Arabic vocals to intro to a Quran program. All Algerian station's via Sardinia SDR.

Radio Habana Cuba, 1830 sign-on for Creole service on 15140 (Bauta-100 kW). Opening station melody to announcer's  Creole station ID. Musical intro to items about Cuba.Target to western North America 444 SIO. (Airspy SDR) Interval signal 1857 to Spanish ID, info and web address. English service program preview into national news. SIO 434. French service heard 2000-2030 on 15140 per schedule; Portuguese service, fair signal  to Europe 2005 tune-in on 15370 kHz (Bauta) No show for Spanish 2100 check on 15370; Spanish 2100 on 9640 (Bejucal) with fair (SIO 333) All over the place on 11760 in Spanish from 2305 check. Muddled audio and drifting. No sign of the following listed on the latest schedule: 11800 from 2300, 13740, 11670 kHz; 7390 in English 2300-2330; 15730 2300-2330. Audible 2300-0000 on 9640 (Bejucal) in Spanish to the Antilles, with Cuban music program with over mod. (Airspy HF Discovery, Brasstown, NC)

Radio Eli from Tartu on 1035 kHz (100 kW). Russian religious text format from 1820 tune-in. Just barely audible, but religious vocals heard from 1829. Published schedule as 0300-0700 and 1500-2200 UTC. (Karuse, Estonia SDR).

Radio Fana via Qatar SDR
FBC Radio Fana, 6110 kHz (!00 kW). Good signal for several days monitoring, in listed as Afar/Amharic. Tune in's from 1725-1830. Ethnic African music, text for news format, announcer's talk and special presentations. SIO 434. (Qatar SDR) Tentative on Ethiopia's OBN/Radio Oromia on 6030 kHz 1804-1820. African ethnics for announcer's text but very poor signal throughout. (Qatar SDR)

Hong Kong
MBC Metro Plus, 1044 kHz. English service from 1835 tune-in. U.S. and world news headlines, into Asian pops and "Metro Plus" jingles. SIO 444. Additional Hong Kong station's audible; RTHK Radio 3, English on 567 kHz (20 kWW and // 1584 (1 kW) very poor from 1845. Rod Stewart classic pops, followed with jingles and additional pops. RTHK Radio 5 on 783 at 1851-1855. Cantonese/Mandarin service to U.S. pops and 'voice'over' slogans. RTHK Radio 6 at 1855. Cantonese/Mandarin jingles and easy-listening vocals. All of the HK station's checked basically have a similar program format. (Honk Kong SDR)

RTK Radio Kosovo 1, 549 kHz. Weak signal from 1837-1845. (SIO 232) Presumed Albanian text including a mention of Pristina. Subsequent check from 1445. Pope music, including Euro and U.S. pops from lady announcer to 1500 routine as signal deteriorates. Nice catch once again. (Romanian and Slovenian SDSR)

Radio Kuwait-Main Prgrm, 540 kHz (600 kW). Tune-in from 1805 during program of male/female Arabic newscript to fanfare music between segments. Items on Saudi Arabia and heard mentions of Hajj. Audible on // 963 and 1134 kHz, though both latter freqs very poor. Good signal for 540 kHz. Radio Kuwait's Quran Prgrm loud and clear on 630 kHz, for 24 hour schedule. (Qatar SDR)

KTRK Birinchi Radio-Prgm 1, 4010 kHz. Tune-in 1502 as female/male trade news topics in Kyrgyz. Signal tips at 1506 to announcer's clear station identification. Continued text and announcer chat to 1523. Fanfare instrumental to "Birinchi" ID. Two males conversing to 1529. Additional fanfare and extended station information and frequency quote. Local interference from SDR location from 1532. Slight signal fades, SIO 333. Monitored on subsequent day from 1535-1545, with similar format. (Kyrgzstan SDR)

Radio Timisoara, 630 kHz. Tune-in 1847 to Romanian folk music to 1850. Brief station mention, back to music. Noted interference from'presumed Italian station on frequency. Station website: Romania's longwave station Radio Antena Satelor on 153 kHz always has interesting programs and Romanian music. Numerous ID's and specials about Romania. Enjoy this station's music, and have it programmed on my Logitech Squeezebox Radio. (NLD SDR)

Radio Romania Actualitati, 1152 kHz. Romanian programming from 1910 including news topics.  Noted parallels on 756, 1179 kHz  (poor) and 1458 (poor). No sign of // 855 kHz. Lady's newscript to the sports update. Radio Romania International also audible in Romanian for afternoon programming on 9500 kHz to Europe and // 11975 (very poor). Programs of station ID,  chats, and music. Time ticks 1859 to full ID at 1900. (NLD SDR)

Saudi Arabia
SBA Quran 11820, 2015 tune-in to Arabic text on Quran, followed by recitations at 2020. (SIO 444); audible on // 11915 to Asia. Schedule to 0000 UTC. 'lSBA Saudi Radio International in Turkish on 9675 kHz. Monitored from 2025. Turkish service is 1800-2057 UTC. Turkish instrumentals introduced special programming at 2028 to 2100*. (AirSpy HF Discovery/Brasstown, NC)

SRTC Sudan Radio signal on 7205 kHz
SRTC Sudan Radio, 7205 kHz. Announcer reading script in ethnic language for presumed newscast, from 1802 tune-in. Very poor, weak signal for martial style music. Recheck next day 1710 to lady's Arabic text, followed by extended Arabic conversations, past 1730. Did manage a few "Amerikas" during chats. Qatar SDR vastly improves reception.

Voice of Turkey via Airspy HF Discovery
Voice of Turkey 9830 kHz, Sign-on at 2200. English service with world news. Station ID's and Turkish pop tunes to Letterbox program 2230-2240 closing with postal address, email and the website URL. Noted closing ID's, info, frequency schedules into Turkish music loop. to 2258 sign-off. (Airspy HF Discovery, Brasstown, NC)

United States
WRMI-Overcomer Ministry 9455 kHz from 1905 tune-in. Usual banter on the end times with breaks for phone-in calls. "Canned" ID, address and website reference. (SIO 434). Also heard from 1930 on 7490 kHz via WBCQ with usual programming. WJHR-Milton, Florida from 1910 on 15555 kHz USB. Just barely there, but what sounded like biblical text from tune-in. Scheduled to 2200 UTC. WINB from 1920 tune-in on 9265 kHz. Bible verses to text about Apostle Paul. (SIO 444). World's Last Chance Radio via WBCQ on 9330 kHz for 1925 German tune-in. Plenty of ID's and station info. Schedule listed to 2157 UTC. (Airspy HF Discovery, Brasstown, NC)
(Gayle Van Horn W4GVH)

Friday, August 07, 2020

Icom to release the ID-52A/E Amateur Handheld Transceiver


Icom Incorporated (Headquarters: Hirano, Osaka, Japan/President: Masataka Harima) releases the ID-52A/E*, VHF/UHF dual-band digital transceiver that supports D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio).
* ID-52A is the USA version, ID-52E is the European version

The ID-52A/E is equipped with a color display. The display size is increased to 2.3 inches (1.7 inches for the ID-51A/E), and a transflective display is used to achieve excellent visibility, even in bright sunlight. The transceiver also supports Bluetooth® communication as standard. Wirelessly connect to Android™ devices with ST-4001A/ST-4001I Picture Utility Software and RS-MS1A Remote Control Software installed, the optional VS-3 Bluetooth® headset is also available, for hands-free operation.

And the following features are enhanced from the previous ID-51A/E models. Simultaneous reception in V/V, U/U, V/U as well as DV/DV. Airband reception is expanded from VHF to UHF (225 to 374.995 MHz). The new model can be charged via a micro USB connector. Audio output is significantly increased from 400 mW to 750 mW. The latest function of D-STAR enables you to send, receive, and view saved photos on an installed microSD card using only the ID-52A/E.

In addition to the above, the ID-52A/E has a variety of attractive features such as the DR function with easy set-up, built-in GPS receiver, micro SD card slot, IPX7* waterproof construction, and Terminal/Access Point modes. The ID-52A/E is a product that leads the amateur radio digital communications with enriched features that satisfy any users, from beginners to even heavy users who want to fully enjoy D-STAR.
* 1m depth of water for 30 minutes.


  • 2.3" large transflective color display that is easy to see outdoors
  • Bluetooth® communication as standard
  • Simultaneous reception in V/V, U/U, V/U and DV/DV
  • Enriched D-STAR® features including the terminal mode/access point mode
  • UHF(225~374.995MHz) airband reception
  • Significantly increased audio output power to 750 mW (400 mW for ID-51 series)
  • Accessories for the ID-51A/E such as battery packs and microphones can be used 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Newer Solar Cycle 25 Forecast Runs Counter to Consensus

From the July 9, 2020, ARRL Newsletter

Scientists associated with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the University of Maryland, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and other institutions are offering a "bold prediction" on how Solar Cycle 25 will play out. In a paper, "Overlapping Magnetic Activity Cycles and the Sunspot Number: Forecasting Sunspot Cycle 25 Amplitude," they assert that the next sunspot cycle will be of major proportions. The forecast stands in stark contrast to the consensus of forecasters who predict that the magnitude of the nascent Cycle 25 may not be much different from the current unremarkable solar cycle, which appears to have reach its low point.

"From the dawn of modern observational astronomy, sunspots have presented a challenge to understanding -- their quasi-periodic variation in number, first noted 160 years ago, stimulates community-wide interest to this day," the abstract points out. "A large number of techniques are able to explain the temporal landmarks, (geometric) shape, and amplitude of sunspot 'cycles,' however, forecasting these features accurately in advance remains elusive."

Monthly sunspot numbers since 1749. The data values are represented by dots, and the 12-month running average values are illustrated as a red shaded area. Vertical blue dashed lines signify the magnetic activity cycle termination times that trigger the rapid growth of sunspot activity.

The paper notes that recent studies have illustrated a relationship between the sun's 22-year Hale magnetic cycle and the production of sunspot cycle landmarks and patterns, but not the amplitude of the cycle.

"Using discrete Hilbert transforms on 270 years of monthly sunspot numbers to robustly identify the so-called 'termination' events -- landmarks marking the start and end of sunspot and magnetic activity cycles -- we extract a relationship between the temporal spacing of terminators and the magnitude of sunspot cycles," the abstract explains. "Given this relationship and our prediction of a terminator event in 2020, we deduce that Sunspot Cycle 25 will have a magnitude that rivals the top few since records began. This outcome would be in stark contrast to the community consensus estimate of Sunspot Cycle 25 magnitude."

NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory captured this image of a sunspot, with a core larger than Earth.

According to the paper, low-amplitude solar cycles appear to correspond with widely separated terminators, while larger-amplitude cycles correspond to more narrowly separated terminators.

"[O]ur best estimate for the [sunspot number] amplitude of Solar Cycle 25 is 233 spots, with a 68% confidence that the amplitude will fall between 204 and 254 spots," the paper posits. "We predict with 95% confidence that the Cycle 25 amplitude will fall between 153 and 305 spots."

The researchers concede that their forecast is outside of the scientific consensus, based on different paradigms. "Over the coming months, as [Solar Cycle] 25 matures, it will become evident which of these paradigms is most relevant," the paper says. "Very early indications of the spot pattern are appearing at higher-than-average latitudes (∼40°). Historically, high-latitude spot emergence has been associated with the development of large amplitude sunspot cycles -- only time will tell."

Friday, June 26, 2020

ARRL Field 2020 N5FPW Style

Welcome to the shack of N5FPW - Larry at the controls. This is my 2020 ARRL Field Day Operation running North Carolina 1D. All digital ops running FT4/FT8. See you on the bands from Clay County NC

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Propagation de K7RA

ARLP020 Propagation de K7RA

QST de W1AW 
Propagation Forecast Bulletin 20  ARLP020
From Tad Cook, K7RA
Seattle, WA  May 16, 2020
To all radio amateurs

ARLP020 Propagation de K7RA

No sunspots appeared last week. The previous seven days had only one
big sunspot group on one day, with a sunspot number of 35. Over the
seven day period this averaged out to a sunspot number of 5, so
average daily sunspot numbers declined from 5 to 0 this week.

Average daily solar flux also declined, by one point from 69.5 to

Geomagnetic indicators were quiet, with average daily planetary A
index declining from 5.1 to 4.1, and mid-latitude A index from 5 to
4.7. reports that the percentage of days with no
sunspots so far in 2020 (76%) is very close to 2019 (77%).

Every day I look at STEREO to see if
there are any hints of activity over the horizon. Each 30 degree
division on that display represents about 55 hours, and currently on
May 14 I see a bright possibly active area about 30 degrees over the
solar horizon.

Predicted solar flux is 68 on May 15 to 21, 69 on May 22, 70 on May
23 to 31, 68 on June 1 to 13, 70 on June 14 to 27 and 68 on June 28.

Predicted planetary A index is 5 on May 15 to 18, 8 on May 19 and
20, 5 on May 21 to June 8, 8 on June 9 and 10, 5 on June 11 to 13,
then 10 and 8 on June 14 and 15, and 5 on June 16 to 28.

Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period May 15 til June 9, 2020
from F.K. Janda, OK1HH.

"Geomagnetic field will be
quiet on: May 26, June 2 to 5
quiet to unsettled on: May 16, 25, 27 to 31
quiet to active on: (May 15, 20 to 22, 24, June 1, 6 to 8)
unsettled to active on: (May 17 to 19, 23)
active to disturbed: no disturbances predicted

Solar wind will intensify on: May (18 to 21, 23,) 24, June (6 and 7)

- Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement.
- The predictability of changes remains lower as there are no

I've noticed recently that even with very little sunspot activity,
there is plenty of activity on the air. Checking FT8 communications
on I can see lots of weak
signal communication over marginal paths, even on 12, 10 and 6
meters. I also get reports from readers, and see reports on a local
DXer email list, and everyone seems more active of late.

I suspect much of this activity is related to the COVID-19 pandemic,
and the great number of operators isolating at home.

The May 7 ARRL Eclectic Tech podcast (listen at features a story (starting at minute 10:57)
about a medical research project using distributed computing
employing idle microprocessor cycles in volunteer's personal
computers to aid in medical research. Called Folding at Home
( participants can form
teams to do the work, and keep score. It has recently been
re-positioned to aid research on COVID-19.

Twenty years ago I started a folding team, dedicated to the memory
of the former holder of my call sign, K7RA. You can view the stats
on our team at If you
can join us, download the software from
and during installation please dedicate your work to team number

I was aware of the Carrington Event (see,
the huge solar storm of 1859, but there was another big one, 99
years ago this week, that also set fire to telegraph offices and
caused general mayhem. See and

Ken Brown, N4SO (EM50) in Grand Bay, Alabama reports unusual 15
meter propagation at an odd time, after midnight where he is. On May
11, using FT8 he heard VE7SKY (CN89) at 0602 UTC and then 8C2WFH,
(OI53) in Indonesia at 0649 UTC.

Mark Bell, K3MSB of Airville, Pennsylvania wrote on May 8: "10M Has
been open the past few days. I've worked stations in TX and CA on
Thursday May 7th, and stations in MN and WA on May 8th, using CW and
100 watts. It was classic Es propagation. I had no RBN reports for
the 7th, but very nice ones on the 8th. Several other stations were
calling me on the 8th but I was unable to work them."

On May 11 Mark wrote:

"Here's an update to my update. Between May 7-10, I worked 10 states
on 10M CW. Single hop sporadic-E into TX, MN, FL, TN, MO, LA, and WI
and double hop into CA, WA and ID, all CW. I heard quite a few more
stations calling me but I was unable to work them."

Marked mentioned RBN. More info:

Jon Jones, N0JK wrote from Kansas: "Es May 11. Caught J68HZ (St.
Lucia) on 50.313 MHz at 2345z on 2x Es. Note the report, -24 dB! So
far no major openings like on April 15, but overall Es season
starting to pick up."

Danny Miller, KB8W wrote: "There was a nice Es opening on 6 meters
during the afternoon and evening of May 8 from my UP of Michigan QTH
(EN57) to Idaho, western Montana, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Es is
common in the central USA during the summer months but it is very
early to have it happen so far north in early May, the Es cloud
appeared to be over North and South Dakota.

I worked 12 stations over about ten hours, using FT8 on 50.313 MHz.
I run only 50 W to a 5 element Yagi on 6 meters, so it is great to
have some extended propagation to help me work those western grid

K0ZN wrote from De Soto, Kansas: "May 7th had some exceptional HF
conditions. I have not heard things this good in several years. What
got my attention was when I turned the radio on about 11 PM, WWV was
pounding in at 35 db over S-9 on 10 and 15 MHz and S-9 on 20 and S-7
on 25 MHz here in Kansas City; that is only a 550 mile path, quite
short for 20 and 25 MHz at 11 PM CST! I got on 10M and heard strong
west coast signals and worked a KH6 running 30 W to a vertical with
good signals both ways. The impressive thing was hearing a UA6 who
was S-9 working a Polish station! 30 M was clearly wide open to a
large part of the world... at midnight CST. One can only hope this
is an omen of better things coming on HF."

If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers,
email the author at,

For more information concerning radio propagation, see and the ARRL Technical Information
Service at For an
explanation of numbers used in this bulletin, see

An archive of past propagation bulletins is at More good
information and tutorials on propagation are at

Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
overseas locations are at

Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL
bulletins are at

Sunspot numbers for May 7 through 13, 2020 were 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,
and 0, with a mean of 0.  10.7 cm flux was 68.7, 67.9, 71, 67.9,
66.2, 68.9, and 68.8, with a mean of 68.5.  Estimated planetary A
indices were 4, 4, 3, 5, 5, 4, and 4, with a mean of 4.1.  Middle
latitude A index was 5, 4, 3, 5, 7, 5, and 4, with a mean of 4.7.

425 DX News #1515 [Calendar]

16 May 2020                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1515

                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          *******   CALENDAR  *******
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore  Responsabile I2VGW

Owing to the ongoing and fluid nature  of the  COVID-19  situation globally,
announced  activities  might  be  cut short,  postponed,  cancelled  or even
extended at any time and without notice.

PERIOD           CALL                                                   REF
till  16/05      GB0KYD: special callsign (England)                    1512
till  16/05      GB0VER: special callsign (England)                    1514
till  17/05      5C1WTIS: special callsign                             1515
till  17/05      A91WTIS: special callsign                             1513
till  17/05      GB1HSC: special callsign (Northern Ireland)           1512
till  17/05      GB2SH: special callsign (England)                     1512
till  17/05      HZ1WTIS: special callsign                             1515
till  18/05      GB0EDH: special callsign (England)                    1512
till  19/05      8C2WFH: special callsign (Indonesia)                  1511
till  19/05      GB0VED: special callsign (England)                    1514
till  19/05      ZW5STAYHOME: special callsign                         1511
till  21/05      GB4VED: special callsign (England)                    1514
till  21/05      OX3LX: Aasiaat Island (NA-134)                        1514
till  22/05      GB6NHS: special callsign (England)                    1511
till  24/05      GB2SHS: special callsign (England)                    1513
till  25/05      TC1STAYHOME: special callsign                         1508
till  25/05      XN1BOA: special callsign                              1511
till  26/05      GB8NHS: special callsign (Northern Ireland)           1509
till  28/05      GB0GIG: special callsign (Wales)                      1513
till  28/05      GB1KEY: special callsign (Wales)                      1513
till  28/05      GB5SAH: special callsign (England)                    1513
till  28/05      GB75VED: special callsign (England)                   1511
till  28/05      GB75VET: special callsign (England)                   1513
till  28/05      KG4NE: Guantanamo Bay                                 1514
till  29/05      GB9SH: special callsign (England)                     1514
till  29/05      TC19MED: special callsign                             1511
till  31/05      3Z100KW: special callsign                             1515
till  31/05      8J1ITU: special callsign                              1513
till  31/05      AM40LAR: special callsign                             1515
till  31/05      AU2STH: special callsign                              1513
till  31/05      E7STAYHOME: special callsign                          1510
till  31/05      EM30UCC: special callsign                             1499
till  31/05      GB1945PE, GB1945PJ, GB75PEACE: special callsigns      1511
till  31/05      GB2CCW: special callsign (England)                    1513
till  31/05      GB2HOM: special callsign (England)                    1514
till  31/05      GB9KS: special callsign (England)                     1514
till  31/05      HL40GDM and D73M: special callsigns                   1512
till  31/05      IO3RT and IO3AF: special callsigns                    1502
till  31/05      K2H/xxx: New York State Heroes special event          1512
till  31/05      LI8MAI: special callsign                              1513
till  31/05      PA75FREE, PB75FREE, PC75FREE, PD75FREE: special calls 1505
till  31/05      PA75FREEDOM and PD75FREEDOM: special callsigns        1505
till  31/05      PE75FREE, PF75FREE, PG75FREE, PH75FREE: special calls 1505
till  31/05      SN0KURP: special callsign                             1509
till  31/05      SN100KW: special callsign                             1508
till  31/05      WW0WWV: 100 Years of WWV Broadcasts                   1514
till  31/05      ZW75FEB: special callsign                             1509
till  02/06      GB4DLS: special callsign (England)                    1515
till  06/06      CF2T: special callsign                                1513
till  15/06      4U9STAYHOME: special callsign (Italy)                 1515
till  20/06      CF, CG, CH, CI: special prefixes (Canada)             1512
till  23/06      TC3STAYHOME: special callsign                         1512
till  30/06      9V1STAYHOME: special callsign                         1514
till  30/06      GB60ATG: special callsign                             1473
till  30/06      OE30MAGICBAND: special callsign                       1514
till  30/06      OE50MHZ: special callsign                             1512
till  03/07      OH#PYSYKOTONA: special callsigns                      1510
till  06/07      VI20SH: special callsign                              1513
till  06/07      VI2020STAYHOME: special callsign                      1510
till  08/07      5B4STAYHOME: special callsign                         1510
till  08/07      OH#STAYHOME: special callsigns                        1510
till  14/07      CB2HOME: special callsign                             1513
till  15/07      E2STAYHOME: special callsign                          1514
till  20/07      IO6STAY: special callsign                             1512
till  26/07      4A60A, 4A60C, 4A60E, 4A60F, 4A60I: special callsigns  1508
till  26/07      4A60M, 4A60N, 4A60O, 4A60S, 4A60X: special callsigns  1508
till  27/07      5JSTAYHOME: special callsign                          1515
till  28/07      AT9SS: special callsign                               1513
till  01/08      AT2THC: special callsign                              1514
till  12/08      4X2BESAFE: special callsign                           1512
till  15/08      9M4STAYHOME: special callsign (W/E Malaysia)          1514
till  15/08      9M4DUDUKRUMAH: special callsign (W/E Malaysia)        1514
till  15/08      9M4COVID: special callsign (W/E Malaysia)             1514
till  31/08      4U25B: special callsign (Italy)                       1486
till  31/08      VI250COOK: special callsign                           1511
till  31/08      VI50AWS: special callsign                             1508
till  15/09      YO1STAYHOME: special callsign                         1513
till  15/09      YO19STAYHOME: special callsign                        1511
till  02/10      DM30RSV: special callsign                             1505
till  17/10      VI110WIA: special callsign                            1511
till  17/12      DL250BTHVN: special callsign                          1492
till  31/12      4A15DXXE: special callsign                            1498
till  31/12      5B60: special prefix (Cyprus)                         1494
till  31/12      8N6SHURI: special callsign                            1496
till  31/12      9A63AA: special callsign                              1497
till  31/12      DF70DARC and DP70DARC: special callsigns              1495
till  31/12      DL100BKW: special callsign                            1493
till  31/12      DL2020R: special callsign                             1500
till  31/12      DL250BEETH: special callsign                          1500
till  31/12      DL30GER: special callsign                             1494
till  31/12      DL35SDR: special callsign                             1498
till  31/12      HB40HTC and HB40HC: special callsigns (Switzerland)   1495
till  31/12      HF90TPAR, HF90TPBB, HF90TPBF: special callsigns       1495
till  31/12      HF90TPBG, HF90TPCF, HF90TPCG: special callsigns       1495
till  31/12      II3STAY: special callsign                             1515
till  31/12      LN1V: special callsign                                1511
till  31/12      LX20I: special callsign                               1498
till  31/12      LZ50BFRA: special callsign                            1512
till  31/12      OE1970WWL: special callsign                           1495
till  31/12      OE25: special prefix                                  1504
till  31/12      OL30DXC: special callsign                             1507
till  31/12      OL700CO, OL700DKO, OL700LTV: special callsigns        1508
till  31/12      PA75OV: special callsign                              1495
till  31/12      PA75VERON: special callsign                           1495
till  31/12      S500E: special callsign                               1505
till  31/12      YT50SCWC: special callsign                            1496
till  31/12      ZS1820S: special callsign                             1515
till  31/12      ZS95SARL: special callsign                            1499
till  31/01/2021 8J1RL: East Ongul Island (AN-015), Antarctica         1512
till  31/01/2021 DA2025C: special callsign                             1500
till  04/04/2021 PE75BORNE: special callsign                           1511
till  22/04/2021 8J17CALL: special callsign                            1512
16/05-24/05      TM0BEE: special callsign (France)
17/05            A60WTIS/#: special callsigns                          1515
18/05-24/05      R115MS, RM35MS, UE35MS: special callsigns             1515
18/05-24/05      DG5LAC/p: Amrum Island (EU-042)                       1515
19/05-31/05      OL901AA, OL901AB, OL901AF: special callsigns          1515
19/05-31/05      OL901AH, OL902AC, OL902AG: special callsigns          1515
19/05-31/05      OL90CAV, OL90CRK, OL90KVAC: special callsigns         1515
19/05-31/05      OL90ROH, OL90SKEC, OL90SVAZARM: special callsigns     1515
from  21/05      PC19STAYSAFE: special callsign                        1513
22/05-25/05      KV4T and KS4YT: Grand Isle (NA-168)                   1514
23/05-24/05      TM18JUIN: special callsign (France)                   1511
30/05-31/05      TM18JUIN: special callsign (France)                   1511
May              3G2HOME: special callsign                             1512
May              4J0STAYHOME and 4K0STAYHOME: special callsigns        1511
May              4U1UN: United Nations HQ                              1511
May              4U2STAYHOME: Vienna International Centre (Austria)    1512
May              5H3DX: Tanzania                                       1510
May              5W1STAYSAFE: special callsign                         1512
May              5Z4STAYHOME: special callsign                         1514
May              6Y6STAYHOME: special callsign                         1513
May              9K9STAYHOME:special callsign                          1509
May              A60NMT/#: special callsigns                           1515
May              A60SH/#: special "StayHome" callsigns                 1509
May              AT20SH: special callsign                              1513
May              AT2SH: special callsign                               1515
May              AT2SHI: special callsign                              1513
May              AT2TNX: special callsign                              1513
May              CB3SH: special callsign                               1511
May              CB3STAYHOME: special callsign                         1512
May              CQ8STAYHOME: special callsign (Azores)                1511
May              CQ8THANKS: special callsign (Azores)                  1514
May              CR2STAYHOME: special callsign                         1510
May              CV7STAYHOME: special callsign                         1511
May              DX0STAYHOME: special callsign                         1510
May              EH7STAYHOME: special callsign                         1513
May              GB0CCW: special callsign (England)                    1512
May              GB0FLW: special callsign (England)                    1514
May              GB1COR: special callsign (Shetland Isls, Scotland)    1510
May              GB1VED: special callsign (England)                    1514
May              GB2VE: special callsign (England)                     1514
May              GB4KW: special callsign (England)                     1512
May              GB5KW: special callsign (England)                     1512
May              GB5NHS: special callsign (Northern Ireland)           1509
May              GB5VEP: special callsign (Wales)                      1514
May              GB6VED: special callsign (England)                    1514
May              GB75VEC: special callsign (Northern Ireland)          1513
May              GB9CLD: special callsign (England)                    1511
May              GB9KW: special callsign (England)                     1512
May              HA0HOME: special callsign                             1512
May              HA0STAY: special callsign                             1512
May              HA127STAY: special callsign                           1512
May              HZ1STAYHOME: special callsign                         1509
May              II4TEA: special callsign                              1495
May              II9SH: special callsign                               1511
May              LZ177GL: special callsign                             1496
May              OD50SH: special callsign                              1512
May              OD5STAYHOME: special callsign                         1512
May              ON4HEROES: special callsign                           1511
May              ON4STAYSTRONG: special callsign                       1511
May              OO7STAYHOME: special callsign                         1511
May              OP2STAYHOME: special callsign                         1511
May              OP6STAYHOME: special callsign                         1511
May              OQ1HOPE: special callsign                             1511
May              OQ4ANGELS: special callsign                           1511
May              OR20STAYHOME: special callsign                        1511
May              OR2STAYHOME: special callsign                         1510
May              OR4LIFE: special callsign                             1512
May              OR4STAYHOME: special callsign                         1511
May              OR7LIFE: special callsign                             1512
May              OR8STAYHOME: special callsign                         1511
May              OS0STAYHOME: special callsign                         1511
May              OT20LIFE: special callsign                            1511
May              OT20STAYHOME: special callsign                        1510
May              OT2STAYHOME: special callsign                         1510
May              OT4HOPE: special callsign                             1511
May              OT4LIFE: special callsign                             1511
May              OT6STAYSAFE: special callsign                         1510
May              OT7STAYSAFE: special callsign                         1511
May              OZ7STAYHOME: special callsign                         1513
May              PE6STAYHOME: special callsign                         1512
May              PR2STAYHOME: special callsign                         1511
May              SZ3STAYHOME: special callsign                         1511
May              VK9NK: Norfolk Island (OC-005)                        1508
May              XR3STAYHOME: special callsign                         1512
May              Z30STAYHOME: special callsign                         1510
May              Z39STAYHOME: special callsign                         1510
May              Z60STAYHOME: special callsign                         1511
01/06-10/06      K4D: Dog Island (NA-085)                              1515
01/06-01/07      EM100ALK, EM100LK, EO100A: special callsigns          1515
06/06-07/06      OE25EU: special callsign                              1505
06/06-07/06      TM18JUIN: special callsign (France)                   1511
06/06-20/06      TM80CDG: special callsign (France)                    1499
13/06-14/06      TM18JUIN: special callsign (France)                   1511
18/06-21/06      TM18JUIN: special callsign (France)                   1511
21/06-22/06      OE25EU: special callsign                              1505
27/06            TM18JUIN: special callsign (France)                   1511
30/06-14/07      FP/KV1J: Miquelon Island (NA-032)                     1501
June             II4REP: special callsign                              1495
June             LZ734PA: special callsign                             1496
01/07-31/12      II2EMCA: special callsign                             1515
04/07-05/07      OE25EU: special callsign                              1505
11/07-19/07      UE45SA: special callsign                              1503
July             II4NBL: special callsign                              1495
July             LZ551MS: special callsign                             1496
01/08-02/08      OE25EU: special callsign                              1505
01/08-31/08      GB1945PE, GB1945PJ, GB75PEACE: special callsigns      1511
10/08-17/08      TO5T: St Pierre & Miquelon (NA-032)                   1503
22/08-23/08      International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend            1482
27/08-07/09      XR0YHM: Easter Island (SA-001)                        1511
August           II4CLT: special callsign                              1495
August           LZ662MI: special callsign                             1496
05/09-06/09      OE25EU: special callsign                              1505
05/09-10/09      KL7RRC/p: Kiska Island (NA-070)                       1515
11/09-18/09      KL7RRC: Adak Island (NA-039)                          1515
15/09-30/09      XR0YSP: Easter Island (SA-001)                        1507
23/09-06/10      W8S: Swains Island (OC-200)                           1504
28/09-17/10      E6AM: Niue (OC-040)                                   1511
29/09-12/10      TT8RR and TT8XX: Chad                                 1505
September        7Q7AO: Malawi                                         1503
September        II4PTN: special callsign                              1495
September        LZ595IP: special callsign                             1496
03/10-04/10      OE25EU: special callsign                              1505
19/10-28/10      CY0C: Sable Island (NA-063)                           1503
19/10-02/11      A35GC: Tonga (OC-049)                                 1511
October          II4LGH: special callsign                              1495
October          KH6VV/KH4: Midway Island (OC-030)                     1476
October          LZ1891AO: special callsign                            1496
October          T30ET: Tarawa (OC-017), West Kiribati                 1504
07/11-08/11      OE25EU: special callsign                              1505
November         II4RVT: special callsign                              1495
November         LZ350PI: special callsign                             1496
December         3Y0I: Bouvet Island                                   1514
December         II4MDY: special callsign                              1495
December         LZ1263AN: special callsign                            1496
TBA              FW/KC0W: Wallis Island (OC-054)                       1515
TBA              ZL9: Campbell Island (OC-037)                         1515


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                                Gabriele Villa,  I2VGW
                    Giornalista Professionista - Tessera n. 071675
                           Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti
                                     Roma, Italia


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