Saturday, January 20, 2018

European NDB Log


Heard late 2017 on various remote SDRs
Identified from REU

khz      ID     Location
277.0    CHT    Chiltern, UK
284.0    GNA    Gorna, Bulgaria
289.0    HR     Hericourt, France
290.0    ONL    Liege, Belgium
293.0    OB     Brussels National Airport, Belgium
307.0    DIK    Diekirch, Luxembourg
309.0    DO     Dole/Tavaux, France
300.0    SC     Linkoping, Sweden
303.0    RTT    Rattenberg, Austria
307.0    DIK    Diekirch, Luxembourg
310.0    KT     possibly Novosibirsk
311.0    LMA    Lima/Bruggen, Germany
314.0    OZ     Brussels National Airport, Belgium
316.0    EPM    Epson (Heathrow), UK
317.0    VS     Valenciennes, France
317.0    OZ     Kardla, Estonia
318.0    HIG    Bremen, Germany
319.0    VAR    Varhaug/Stavanger, Norway
320.0    VE     Valence, France
321.0    ABY    Albert, France, dit in between IDs
322.0    LCY    London City Airport, UK
323.0    ONC    Charleroi, Belgium
324.0    ON     Norrkoping, Sweden
325.0    RCA    Reggio di Calabria, Italy
326.0    LLS    Lelystad, Holland
326.0    POR    Porto, Portugal
327.0    LNZ    Linz, Austria
328.0    BLK    Blackbushe, UK
329.0    JW     Jersey
330.0    LNA    Lena, Sweden
330.0    SO     Groningen, Holland
330.0    SRN    Saronno, Italy
330.0    ZRA    Zadar, Croatia
331.0    TUR    Tours, France, dit between IDs
332.0    LL     Lille, France, dit between IDs
332.0    SHM    Shoreham, UK
332.5    CAM    Cambridge, UK
333.0    LE     Hasslo, Sweden
333.5    VOG    Voghera, Italy
334.0    MR     Maribor, Slovenia
335.0    WCO    Westcott, UK
337.0    EX     Exeter, UK
337.0    MY     Myggenaes, FRO
338.0    OA     Jankoping, Sweden
338.0    FNY    Finningley, UK
338.0    MNW    Munchen, Germany
338.0    NC     Nice, France
340.0    LSH    Lashenden, UK
341.0    IS     Ajaccio, Corsica
343.0    MR     Masirah, Oman
345.0    TZO    Trezzo sull'Adda, Italy
345.5    CF     Centograf, Czech Republic
348.0    CL     Canors/Lalbenque, France
349.5    SZA    Solanzara, Corsica
354.0    NG     Nimes/Garons, France
358.0    RNN    Roanne, France
358.0    TUN    Tulln, Austria
361.0    MAK    Mackel, Belgium
362.0    RU     Sevastopol, Ukraine; 2x ID and gap
363.0    OEM    Everod, Sweden
364.0    MAL    Malpensa, Italy
366.0    ADC    Le Castellet, France
369.0    RT     possibly Ramenskoye
370.0    BSV    Bensacron/La Veze, France
370.0    NK     Unknown, 400 Hz, 2x ID
370.0    GAC    Gacko, Bosnia and Herzegovina
371.0    MYN    Munster, Germany
373.0    LCT    Le Cannet, France
374.5    ANC    Ancona, Italy
375.0    GLA    Gland/Geneva, Switzerland
376.0    HAN    Hahn, Germany
376.0    BS     Bale/Mulhouse, France
378.0    LU     Le Luc, France
381.0    BW     possibly Sheremetevo, Russia
382.0    LAR    Arruda, Portugal
383.0    MAR    Marseille, France
383.0    ALD    Alderney, GSY
383.0    ERK    Erken, Sweden
384.0    AT     Annecy/Meythet, France
384.0    ADX    Andraitx, BAL
385.0    AVN    Vilnius, Lithuania
386.0    LNE    Milano/Linate, Italy
386.0    BZ     Brize Norton, UK
387.0    BGP    Brest Guipavas, France
388.0    COR    Corner for Bromma, Sweden
388.0    KRU    Kruunupyy, Finland
388.5    CDF    Cardiff, Wales
390.0    DR     Dinard, France
390.0    PAJ    Pajela, Sweden
392.0    RAN    Ranta, Finland
392.5    TOP    Torino/Poirino, Italy
393.0    TAT    Tautra, Norway
395.0    FOY    Foynes, Shannon AP, Ireland
396.0    FS     Al Massira, Morocco
397.0    LM     Borlange, Sweden
398.0    ESS    Esse, Finland
398.0    MT     Montoir, France
400.0    AG     Agen, France
401.0    LA     Laval, France
401.0    RBU    Rambu, Norway
404.0    AGO    Angouleme, France
404.0    KG     Kjerringnes, Norway
404.0    Y      Ketolanpera, Finland
406.0    UM     possibly Ivanovskoy, Russia
406.0    BHX    Birmingham, UK
406.5    BOT    Bottrop, Germany (1500 Hz)
409.0    BRK    Bruck, Austria
410.0    C      La Coruna, Spain
414.0    BRI    Bristol, UK
414.0    HD     Hestad, Norway
414.0    SJA    Senja, Norway
415.0    TOE    Toulouse, France
416.0    POZ    Pozarevac, Serbia
417.0    CVT    Madrid/Cuatro Vientos, Spain
417.0    SNO    Santiago, Spain
419.0    RD     Vasteras, Sweden
421.0    BL     Borlange, Sweden
421.0    BUR    Burnham, UK
421.0    GE     Madrid/Grinon, Spain
422.0    PAM    Pamplona, Spain
423.0    FE     Odense, Denmark
424.0    RUS    Reus, Spain
424.0    LOE    Limoges, France
424.0    PIS    Zagreb/Pisarovina, HRV
425.0    PI     Pii, Ukraine, 2x ID
426.0    CB     Coimbra, Portugal
426.0    CTS    Castets, France
426.0    SH     Shobdon, England
427.0    LUE    Lunde, Sweden
427.0    RY     Royan, France
428.0    CTX    Chateauroux, France
428.0    MUS    Nice, France
428.0    TGM    Targu Mures, Romania
429.0    LOS    Losinj, Croatia
430.0    AJ     Staritza, Russia, 2x ID
430.0    LU     Batumi, Georgia
430.0    MB     Chamukha, Russia, 2x ID
430.0    SN     St. Yan, France
432.0    AKU    Akujarvi, Finland
432.0    PK     Prevek, Czech Republic
432.0    PRD    Peyrehorade, France
433.0    VNS    Castor UGS, platform off Spain
433.0    CRE    Cres, Croatia
433.5    HEN    Henton, UK
434.0    KNE    Kunovice, Czech Republic
434.0    MV     Melun/Villaroche, France
436.0    SME    Sarmellek, Hungary
437.0    NP     Porter, Poland
438.0    B      Bratislava, Slovakia
438.0    KO     Kozala, Croatia
438.0    PE     Poprad, Slovakia
438.0    XA     Kirov, Russia
444.0    NRD    Lnowroclaw
445.0    TU     Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina, tone+ID
448.0    HLV    Holesov, Czech Republic
448.0    LQ     Landsberg, Germany, Tone+ID
450.0    PDV    Plovdiv, Bulgaria
452.0    ANS    Ansbach, Germany
460.0    ABD    unknown
463.0    CL     Cerkljje, Slovenia
468.0    FTZ    Myneralnye Vody, Russia, tone+ID
470.0    BK     unknown, possibly Boufarik, Algeria
474.0    BIA    Rzeszow-Jasionka Airport, Poland
484.0    HOF    Hof, Germany
485.0    IA     Indija, Serbia
485.0    CW     Krasnaya Gorbatka, Russia, 2x ID
486.0    KL     Krasniy Sulin, Russia
488.0    ILM    Illesheim, Germany
488.0    NPR    Tomaszow-Mazowiecki, Poland
489.0    NK     Poznan, Poland
489.0    SIL    Siegerland, Germany
490.0    WAK    Vakarel, Bulgaria, long dah after K
492.0    TBV    Trebova, Czech Republic
493.0    AW     possibly Maryino, Russia
508.0    Z      Zilina, Slovakia
509.0    CR     Chernivtsi, Ukraine
510.0    BL     Blida, Algeria
514.0    GO     Amari AB, Estonia
514.5    LA     Namest Nae Oslavou, Czech Rep.
515.0    NV     Rostov Na Donu, Russia
517.0    ARD    Arad, Romania
520.0    NW     Leczyca, Poland
520.0    B      Bacau, Romania
520.0    DF     Mukhrani, Georgia
520.0    NW     Leczyca, Poland
521.0    BSW    Bucuresti, Romania
565.0    KS     possibly Opaliha, Russia, 2x ID
690.0    DM     Dmytrivka, Ukraine
700.0    MR     Moscow, Russia
745.0    BG     Karmanovo, Russia, 2x ID
750.0    NR     possibly Novolokti, Russia, 2x ID
816.0    EB     possibly Matveyevskiy, Russia
960.0    CY     Chervonyi, Ukraine, 2x ID
1005.0   LO     Klimovsk, Russia, 2x ID
1020.0   DK     Glotayevo, Russia, 2x ID
1290.0   TU     Bely, Russia, 3x ID

Monday, January 15, 2018

FEMA Region 10 Comm Exercises Will Use 60 Meters

From ARRL.org

FEMA Region 10 Communication Exercises Will Make Use of 60 Meters
01/09/2018

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 10 (Alaska,
Idaho, Oregon, and Washington) will conduct a Communications
Exercise (COMMEX) on January 17 and on the third Wednesday of
subsequent months during 2018, 1500-2100 UTC. These exercises
will use the 60-meter channels and will test and exercise
interoperable communication (federal/state/local/tribal/Amateur
Radio) for use during a major disaster in which the conventional
telecommunication infrastructure has been significantly damaged
or destroyed.

FEMA Region 10 will use the call sign WGY910. Other stations that
may take part include, but are not limited to, other FEMA
stations, DHS, USCG, SHARES, DoD, and National Weather Service.
Stations (both federal and amateur) associated with agencies and
organizations that provide response support in accordance with
the National Response Framework are encouraged to participate.

The COMMEX will use all five 60-meter dial frequencies: 5330.5
kHz; 5346.5 kHz; 5357.0 kHz; 5371.5 kHz, and 5403.5 kHz as part
of the exercise.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Amateur radio steps up for Puerto Rico emergency aid

After all was said and done, with a new means of communication being invented every few years, and last rites for short wave utility being administered any number of times, HF amateur radio has once again become a primary means of communication in the hardest-hit area.

Yesterday, September 25, the following request for go-teams came from ARRL:

Monday, September 25, 2017

Dear ARRL Member:

There are few times when I have needed to reach out directly to you for your help. This is one of those times.

The American Red Cross (ARC) has asked ARRL for assistance with relief efforts in Puerto Rico. In the nearly 75-year relationship between ARRL and ARC, this is the first time ARC has made a request for assistance on this scale. Hurricane Maria has devastated the island’s communications infrastructure. Without electricity and telephone, and with most of the cell sites out of service, millions of people are cut off from communicating. Shelters are unable to reach local emergency services and people cannot check on the welfare of their loved ones. The situation is dire.

How can you help?

1)    Volunteer. ARC needs up to 50 radio amateurs who can help record, enter, and submit disaster-survivor information into the ARC Safe and Well system. There are very specific requirements and qualifications needed for this deployment; for instance, familiarity with Winlink, an Amateur Radio license of General class or higher, and previous experience in disaster response. Deployment will be for up to 3 weeks (at ARC expense).

The rest of the letter has been deleted, because the sign-up is already closed. They got 50 people in only one day.

ARRL.org:

Amateur Radio’s Force of Fifty Answers the Red Cross Call in Puerto Rico
09/26/2017

Fifty of the nation’s most accomplished Amateur Radio operators responded within 24 hours to the call of the American Red Cross to deploy to Puerto Rico and provide emergency communications. At the behest of Red Cross, ARRL rallied the US Amateur Radio community to provide up to 25 two-person teams of highly qualified hams. The group’s principal mission will be to move health-and-welfare information from the island back to the US mainland, where that data will be entered in the Red Cross “Safe & Well” website.

The group will deploy the middle of this week and remain on the island for up to 3 weeks.

ARRL will equip each two-person team with a modern digital HF transceiver, special software, a dipole antenna, a power supply and all the connecting cables, fitted in a rugged waterproof container. In addition, ARRL is sending a number of small, 2,000-W portable generators as well as solar-powered battery chargers of the variety the US military uses on extended deployments. The hams and their equipment will be sent to Red Cross shelters extending from San Juan to the western end of the island.

“This generous outpouring of response represents the finest qualities of the Amateur Radio community,” ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, said. “These individuals are dropping whatever they are doing now, heading off to an extended hardship-duty assignment, and offering their special talents to Americans who have been cut off from their families, living amid widespread destruction and without electrical power since Hurricane Maria struck the Caribbean region last week.”

ARRL’s Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Corey, KI1U, said this was the first time in the nearly 75-year relationship between ARRL and the American Red Cross that such as request for assistance had been made. “Hurricane Maria has devastated the island’s communications infrastructure,” Corey said. “Without electricity and telephone, and with most of the cell sites out of service, millions of Americans are cut off from communicating. Shelters are unable to reach local emergency services. And, people cannot check on the welfare of their loved ones. The situation is dire.”

How You Can Help

In a letter to all ARRL members, ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, asked for contributions to ARRL’s Ham Aid fund. “Equipment has been flying out the door since Hurricane Harvey struck the US mainland,” he emphasized. “From meeting requirements in aid of Hurricane Irma victims in the US Virgin Island and Florida, our store of Ham Aid kits has been depleted.”

ARRL’s Ham Aid program loans Amateur Radio equipment kits to established Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) groups and partner agencies during disaster responses, in order to establish Amateur Radio communication support. Ham Aid is supported by donations from individuals and corporations, including many of our ham radio industry partners.

ARRL has previously staged Ham Aid equipment in Texas, and in the last few weeks, ARRL has supplied kits to Florida, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. With our Ham Aid inventory depleted, your donation is needed now. Contributions to Ham Aid are 100% tax deductible.

To make a donation online, go to the ARRL donation form and select “Ham Aid.” To donate by mail, print a donation form, and mail it with your check payable to ARRL, noting “Ham Aid” on the memo line of your check. Mail to ARRL, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111 USA.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Shortwave Radiogram should make all skeds this weekend


Hello friends,


Last weekend, Shortwave Radiogram was transmitted during three of its four time slots, despite hurricane damage to the antennas at WRMI. Because WRMI’s ftp server was not working, we needed to use an alternative method to upload the show to the station. The broadcasts on 11580 kHz were successful, except for a short break in transmission during the Cassini Saturn image (see above).

On the WRMI Facebook page, Jeff White reports that all the station’s frequencies are back on the air except for 15770 kHz, the antenna for which suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Irma. Thanks to these quick repairs by the WRMI team, Shortwave Radio should be back to its full schedule this weekend.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 14, 23-24 September 2017, all in MFSK32 centered on 1500 Hz:

 1:31  Program preview
 2:44  Nanosat fleet proposed for voyage to 300 asteroids*
 9:33  Acorns: little nuts with big impact*
14:58  Smoke from western North America fires reaches Europe*
20:59  Rockwell Collins to be sold to United Technologies
23:27  Drawings recall Soviet era in Ukraine*
27:26  Closing announcements
* with image
Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net
Twitter: @SWRadiogram
Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
Saturday
1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line, Bulgaria
Sunday
0600-0630 UTC
7730 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sunday
2030-2100 UTC
11580 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sunday
2330-2400 UTC
11580 kHz
WRMI Florida
The Mighty KBC transmits to Europe Saturdays at 1500-1600 UTC on 9400 kHz (via Bulgaria), with the minute of MFSK at about 1530 UTC (if you are outside of Europe, listen via websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/ ).  And to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on new 5960 kHz, via Germany. (But also try 5960-5970, 6100, 6105, or 6125-6135 kHz, in case there are last minute changes.) The minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/

Italian Broadcasting Corporation (IBC)  For the complete IBC transmission schedule visit  http://ibcradio.webs.com/  Five minutes of MFSK32 is at the end of the 30-minute English-language “Shortwave Panorama,” per the schedule below:
WEDNESDAY  18.55 UTC  6070 KHZ TO EUROPE
                        19.55 UTC  1584 KHZ TO EUROPE
THURSDAY     02.55 UTC  1584 KHZ TO EUROPE
FRIDAY           01.25 UTC  9955 KHZ TO CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA
SATURDAY     01.55 UTC 11580 KHZ TO NORTH AMERICA
                        20.25 UTC  1584 KHZ TO SOUTH EUROPE
SUNDAY          00.55 UTC  7730 KHZ TO NORTH AMERICA
                        10.55 UTC  6070 KHZ TO EUROPE
Thanks for your reception reports!  I am still answering reports from program 6 during this weekend.
 
Kim
Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter