Monday, September 18, 2017

Radio DARC September 19-22 schedules



A reminder about these special broadcasts in English and German from Radio DARC.

Radio DARC International Shortwave Broadcasts

During the 24th IARU Region 1 Conference in Landshut, Germany, there will be a series of six consecutive special shortwave transmissions to keep the IARU Region 1 amateur radio audience up to date with news and background reports 

The RADIO DARC programs will be compiled by Eva-Maria, DG9MFG, Christian, DL8MDW, Peter, HB9MQM and Rainer, DF2NU, the Editor-in-chief.

 Several transmitters and shortwave bands are used to allow reception in different target regions of IARU Region 1. The broadcasting partner is the Austrian Broadcasting Transmitters Corporation (ORS) in Moosbrunn near Vienna. The schedule is as follows:

 Tuesday 19 September to Friday, 22 September 2017

17:30 - 18:00 - 13 775 kHz with 300 kW for Africa

17:30 - 18:00 - 9 790 kHz with 100 kW for Eastern Europe / Russia / Middle East

18:00 - 18:30   6 070 kHz with 100 kW for Central, Northern and Southern Europe

18:00 - 18:30  9 540 kHz with 100 kW for Western Europe

RADIO DARC is the weekly magazine of the German Amateur Radio Club for radio amateurs and shortwave listeners, with three broadcasts on 6 070 kHz for Europe. The programs contain DX news, technical features and reports from the DARC, as well as commentary, propagation forecasts and some great music from the 70s and 80s.

 Reception reports can be sent to  radio@darc.de
(BDXC)

Saudi Arabia begins new service for troops


Screen capture: Al-Azum Radio 11745 kHz - 18 September 2017
SAUDI ARABIA  
Al-Azm Radio is a new Saudi Broadcasting Corporation service for troops in the southern part of the Kingdom on the following frequencies:

MW Al-Azm Radio Gizan 549 kHz 100 kW
loc  16 51 59.08 N  42 34 03.54 E
https://goo.gl/maps/rqs7f2EuM5L2
https://binged.it/2gZZQuI

and MW Al-Azm Radio Najran 747 kHz
loc  17 35 19.81 N  44 03 52.15 E
https://goo.gl/maps/pFRvchCH3Lp
https://binged.it/2gZT4VV
and FM 94.9, 99.0, 107.0 MHz

Shortwave on 11745 kHz as follows:
0700-1700 11745 JEDDAH/RIYADH ??? kW to NE/ME Arabic,  good/fair, Sept 12
1700-2000 11745 JEDDAH/RIYADH ??? kW to NE/ME dead air/test tone, Sept 11
Thanks to Tarek Zeidan, Mauno Ritola, David Kernick to identify the station
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 12)

{azimuth southwards signal broadcast from Jeddah-Saudi Arabia Broadcast Center: 
S=9+10dB 1405 UT noted in southern Germany, hit adjacent by 11740 kHz
CNR2 Lingshi #725 site, and 11750.002 kHz FEBC Bocaue-PHL in SoEaAsian Lahu language, wb.}
(WWDXC/Top News 1314/16 Sept 2017)

Monitored via SDR Twente: on 11745 kHz 1215 - 1400 UTC
You Tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YmYta8jN5A&t=8s
(Gayle Van Horn W4GVH 18 Sept 2017)

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins


Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2017 Sep 18 0327 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact www.swpc.noaa.gov/weekly.html
#
#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity  11 - 17 September 2017
Solar activity was at predominately very low levels through the summary period, interrupted by a brief period of low activity on 12 Sep as Region 2680 (N09, L=317, class/area Hsx/140 on 12 Sep) produced a pair of impulsive C-class flares. 11 Sep saw the X-ray background elevated at the C-level due to slow decay from the X8 flare (R3-Strong) observed at 10/1606 UTC. No Earth-directed CMEs were detected during the period  Of note, two halo CMEs were observed on 17 Sep. The first one, a full-halo CME, was first observed in LASCO C2 imagery at 17/1224 UTC, while the second one was a partial-halo CME, first observed in LASCO C2 imagery at 17/1424 UTC. The source region of both CMEs was determined to be from old active Region 2673 (S09, L=119) which is presently on the back side of the solar disk. Old Region 2673 is due to return on 23 Sep.  10 MeV and 100 MeV protons at geosynchronous orbit exceeded their respective event thresholds during the period, both in response to the X8 flare observed on 10 Sep. At 10/1645 UTC, 10 MeV protons exceeded 10 pfu (S1-Minor), reached a maximum of 1,490 pfu (S3-Strong) and decayed below the S1 level at 14/1725 UTC. The 100 MeV proton flux exceeded the 1 pfu level at 10/1625 UTC, reached a maximum of 68 pfu at 10/2215 UTC and ended at 13/0335 UTC. 

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at moderate levels on 13-14 Sep and high levels on 11-12 and 15-17 Sep. A maximum of 46,263 pfu was observed at 17/1610 UTC. Geomagnetic field activity was a quiet to minor storm levels (G1-Minor) and major storm levels (G2-Moderate) during the summary period. Quiet to unsettled levels were observed on 11 Sep through late on 12 Sep due to waning effects from a negative polarity CH HSS. Late on 12 Sep through midday on 13 Sep, field activity increased to active to minor storm levels (G1-Minor) in response to CME effects from the 10 Sep X8 flare. During this timeframe, total field peaked at 16 nT, the Bz component reached a maximum southward extent of -12 nT and solar wind speed peaked at about 650 km/s. Quiet levels were observed for the remainder of 13 Sep through midday on 14 Sep.

From midday on 14 Sep through 17 Sep, field activity was dominated by effects from a recurrent, positive polarity CH HSS. Unsettled to G1-Minor and G2-Moderate levels were observed through 16 Sep with quiet to active levels present on 17 Sep. During this timeframe, total field peaked at near 22 nT, the Bz component reached a maximum southward extent of -18 nT and solar wind speed peaked at about 775 km/s.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 18 September - 14 October 2017
Solar activity is expected to be at predominately very low levels on 18-22 Sep and 08-14 Oct. R1-R2 (Minor-Moderate) levels are expected on 23 Sep-07 Oct due to the return of old Region 2673 (S09, L=119).  The greater than 10 MeV protons at geosynchronous orbit are expected to remain at background levels from 18-22 Sep and 08-14 Oct. A chance for an S1-S2 (Minor-Moderate) proton event is possible from 23 Sep-07 Oct in association with significant flare activity after the return of old Region 2673.  The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to be at high levels on 18-22 Sep, 28 Sep-19 Oct and 12-14 Oct due to CH HSS influence. Normal to moderate levels are expected for the remainder of the outlook period.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at unsettled to active levels on 18-20 Sep, 24-25 Sep and 30 Sep-02 Oct with G1 (Minor) storm conditions possible on 27-29 Sep and 11-14 Oct due to recurrent CH HSS activity. Mostly quiet conditions are expected for the remainder of the outlook period.

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2017 Sep 18 0327 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact www.swpc.noaa.gov/wwire.html
#
#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2017-09-18
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2017 Sep 18      75          15          4
2017 Sep 19      75          12          4
2017 Sep 20      75          10          3
2017 Sep 21      75           5          2
2017 Sep 22      75           5          2
2017 Sep 23      95           8          3
2017 Sep 24     110          18          5
2017 Sep 25     110          12          4
2017 Sep 26     110           8          3
2017 Sep 27     110          20          5
2017 Sep 28     110          20          5
2017 Sep 29     115          20          5
2017 Sep 30     115          18          4
2017 Oct 01     115          15          4
2017 Oct 02     115          12          4
2017 Oct 03     115           8          3
2017 Oct 04     115           5          2
2017 Oct 05     115           5          2
2017 Oct 06     115           5          2
2017 Oct 07     110           5          2
2017 Oct 08      85           5          2
2017 Oct 09      76           5          2
2017 Oct 10      75           5          2
2017 Oct 11      74          25          5
2017 Oct 12      73          25          5
2017 Oct 13      72          25          5
2017 Oct 14      72          20          5
(NOAA)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

All India Radio 's special transmissions for "Mahalaya" 2017






Date: 19 September 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 2225 UTC (18th Sept) to 0015 UTC (19th Sept)
Some stations have late sign in and may continue past 0100 UT

"Mahalaya" is a special two-hour transmission consisting of Sanskrit recitation and music orated by Late Shri.Birendra Krishna Bhadra. All India Radio has been broadcasting this program since early 1930's.

  Countdown of Indian festival of Durga Puja starts from the day of Mahalaya.

 Frequencies observed during past years:

Shortwave
4760 - Port Blair
4810 - Bhopal
4835 - Gangtok
4910 - Jaipur

Medium Wave
531 - Jodhpur
549 - Ranchi
594 - Chinsurah (Kolkata)
603 - Ajmer
621 - Patna A
648 - Indore A
657 - Kolkata A
666 - New Delhi B
675 - Chattarpur
684 -Port Blair
711 - Siliguri
729 - Guwahati A
747 - Lucknow A
756 - Jagdalpur
774 - Shimla
801 - Jabalpur
810 - Rajkot A
819 - New Delhi A
828 - Silchar
846 - Ahmedabad A
891 - Rampur
909 - Gorakhpur
918 - Suratgarh
954 - Nazibabad
981 - Raipur
1008 - Kolkata B
1026 - Allahabad A
1044 - Mumbai A
1125 - Tezpur
1179 - Rewa
1215 - Delhi National Channel
1242 - Varanasi
1260 - Ambikapur
1296 - Darbhanga
1314 - Bhuj
1386 - Gwalior
1395 - Bikaner
1404 - Gangtok
1458 - Bhagalpur
1476 - Jaipur A
1530 - Agra
1566 - Nagpur
1584 - Mathura
1593 - Bhopal A

Sign on observed by Jose Jacob at different times as follows:
2225 UTC 4760, 4910, 531, 603, 666, 675, 747, 756, 801, 819, 828, 918, 1044, 1386, 1395, 1530 kHz.
2230 UTC 4835, 1404.
2245 UTC 4895
2250 UTC  846
2255 UTC 4810, 621, 648, 810, 954, 981, 1026, 1242, 1260, 1296, 1593.

Please email your observations and reception reports to:
spectrum-manager@air.org.in

Postal mail:
Director (Spectrum Management & Synergy)
All India Radio
Room No. 204
Akashvani Bhawan
Parliament Street
New Delhi 110001, India

 Or online at:
http://allindiaradio.gov.in/Information/ListenersCorner/Pages/
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, DXindia Sept 8)


Saturday, September 16, 2017

From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules



From the Isle of Music, Sept 17-23
For serious DXers only
This week includes an interview recorded under very difficult conditions. Even after editing, the interview section may be a listening challenge for some. After considerable thought, we decided to include it as a reminder of what many of us have listened through at times over the years. The music, however, will be as clear as listening conditions in your area permit.
Four opportunities to listen on shortwave:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in all directions 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 0000-0100 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US)
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.


Put a little Salsa on it....
Episode 28 of
Uncle Bill's Melting Pot will feature some excellent Salsa bands and Charanga orchestras based in the United States. This is our first episode at our new date and time, Sunday, September 17 at 2200-2230 UTC (6:00pm-6:30pm EDT US) on WBCQ 7490 KHz
William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/ProducerTilford Productions, LLC

Friday, September 15, 2017

Shortwave Radiogram, September 16-17 schedule


Hello friends,
Shortwave is often marketed as providing the ability to “hear news as it happens.”

Last Sunday, Shortwave Radiogram listeners heard news as it happened. WRMI in Florida was able to stay on the air for much of Sunday, despite the approach of Hurricane Irma. Listeners tuned in to the 2030 UTC airplay of Shortwave Radiogram heard the opening waterfall ID, announcements, and a few seconds of MFSK32 before WRMI went off the air at about 2033 UTC. Presumably this is when WRMI lost its commercial electric power.

Power has been restored at the WRMI transmitting site near Okeechobee, but only some of the antennas have been repaired. As I type this, WRMI’s 7730 and 11580 kHz frequencies, which would be used for Shortwave Radiogram on Sunday, are not yet back on the air. WRMI’s Internet connection also has not be restored, so I am unable to upload the program.

It’s therefore possible that Shortwave Radiogram will not be available Sunday via WRMI. Please consult https://twitter.com/swradiogram and  https://www.facebook.com/wrmiradio/ for updates.

Listeners in the Americas can tune in to Shortwave Radiogram Saturday at 1600 UTC on 9400 kHz, via Bulgaria, using the University of Twente receiver in the Netherlands:   http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901

Audio of this weekend’s program 13 is also available here: https://soundcloud.com/voaradiogram/shortwave-radiogram-program-13-15-16-sept-2017

Even if Shortwave Radiogram is available on your favorite shortwave frequency, HF propagation might be poor. For that eventuality, one of the news items this weekend is in MFSK16.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 13, 16-17 September 2017, all in MFSK32 except where noted:

 1:29  Program preview
 2:41  Remnants of Hurricane Ivan*
 8:27  Letting nature assist urban flood control*
16:25  MFSK16: US chip company won't be acquired by Chinese
21:05  MFSK32: Images from Cassini mission to Saturn*
27:43  Closing announcements

* with image

Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net
and visit http://swradiogram.net
Twitter: @SWRadiogram
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567099476753304


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 will be answering reports from program 6 during this weekend.
Kim

 Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram

European Music Radio returns this weekend


European Music Radio will be back on air, effective September 16-17, 2017

All times UTC
0800-0900 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Sat AM mode
0800-0900 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English 3rd Sun CUSB
2130-2200 on  7490vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English Sat AM mode
1900-2000 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Sun AM mode
(Tom Taylor)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

More news on European stations


EMR Relays + More
Scheduled Transmissions from Radio City are:
3rd Saturday at 08.00 to 09.00 UTC on 9510 kHz with Repeats all other Saturdays
4th Saturday at 12.00 to 13.00 UTC on 7265 kHz via Hamburger Lokalradio
Contact address remains: citymorecars@yahoo.ca

Saturday HLR:
06.00 to 10.00 UTC, on 6190 KHz
10.00 to 16.00 UTC, on 7265 KHz

European Music Radio Relays:
16th September 2017:
08.00 to 09.00 UTC  on 6070 KHz  - to Western Europe via Ch 292
21.30 to 22.00 UTC  on 7490 KHz -  to Central & North America via WBCQ

17th September 2017:
08.00 to 09.00 UTC  on 9485 KHz  - to Western Europe via MVBR
19.00 to 20.00 UTC  on 6070 KHz  - to Western Europe via Ch 292

Internet Repeats on 17th September 2017:
EMR will have this months Transmissions via two streams running at the following Times:15.00, 17.00, 19.00 UTC
http://nednl.net:8000/emr.m3u will be on 96 kbps /44 KHz stereo for normal listening
http://nednl.net:8000/emr24.m3u will be 24 kbps / 22 KHz mono will be especially for low bandwidth like mobile phones.

Sunday HLR:
09.00 to 12.00 UTC on 9485 kHz
E-mail: redaktion@hamburger-lokalradio.de  Thank you!
HLR FM-DAB+ Program via the Internet :    www.hamburger-lokalradio.net  Daily 24 h

 The Mighty KBC:   Programme Schedule   http://www.kbcradio.eu/index.php?dir=shows/6095
Please Email: themightykbc@gmail.com  Thank you!

Hobart Radio International:
Full Schedule A17: http://www.hriradio.org/p/current-schedule.html
Please Email: hriradio@gmail.com   Thank you!

Radio Channel 292  Transmission schedules:

http://www.channel292.de/schedule-for-bookings/

Radio Mi Amigo Transmission schedules:
www.radiomiamigo.es/shortwave

 For outside the listening area please try the Twente/Netherlands Web RX at http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/
You can also hear many European free and alternative stations via the Internet at: http://laut.fm/jukebox 

 Good Listening!   73s,  Tom
European Music Radio:

WRMI receives extensive damage from Hurricane Irma



1430 UTC Monday, September 11 - Hurricane Irma has done extensive damage at WRMI in Okeechobee, Florida. Two antenna towers are down and many poles holding transmission lines are also down. Power went out at around 2030 UTC Sunday, and it may not be restored for days. Meanwhile, all transmitters are off the air. Our Internet service is also down, which means that our live stream is down as well. All of our staff are OK. We'll try to provide more information later today here on Facebook. Thanks for all of your messages of support. (Jeff White via fb)
(HCDX)

Monday, September 11, 2017

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2017 Sep 11 0813 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/weekly.html
#
#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
#
Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 04 - 10 September 2017
Solar activity was at moderate to high levels. Moderate levels were observed on 09 Sep while high levels were observed for the rest of the period. Region 2673 (S09, L=119, class/area Dkc/1060 on 08 Sep) quickly overtook Region 2674 (N14, L=103, class/area Fhc/930 on 03 Sep) in terms of area and magnetic complexity. Region 2673 maintained a very active beta-gamma-delta magnetic group from 04 Sep until it rotated onto the western limb on 10 Sep. This region managed to produce a total of 54 C-flares, 26 M-flares, and 4 X-flares. On 04 Sep, there was an M5/3b flare (R2-Moderate) at 04/2033 UTC with an associated 2100 sfu Tenflare, Type II (estimated velocity 1,472 km/s) radio sweep, and an asymmetric full halo CME first observed in SOHO/LASCO C2 imagery at 04/2048 UTC. On 06 Sep, there was an X9/2b flare (R3-Strong) that occurred at 06/1202 UTC with an associated 14,000 sfu Tenflare, Type II (estimated velocity 1,765 km/s) and Type IV radio sweeps, and an asymmetric full halo CME first observed in SOHO/LASCO C2 imagery at 06/1224 UTC. On 10 Sep, an X8 flare (R3-Strong) occurred at 10/1606 UTC with an associated 1,900 sfu Tenflare, Type II (estimated velocity 928 km/s) and Type IV radio sweeps and an asymmetric full halo CME first observed in SOHO/LASCO C2 imagery at 10/1600 UTC. A magnetic crochet was observed on solar-facing magnetometers during the X8 flare as well as an EIT wave propagating across the solar disk in SDO/EUV 193 imagery beginning at 10/1557 UTC. The CMEs observed on 04 and 06 Sep was determined to have Earth-directed components. The 10 Sep CME had an estimated plane-of-sky speed around 2,100 km/s; however the bulk of the CME was not Earth-directed. Analysis is still on-going for the event.

The M5 flare on 04 Sep and X9 flare on 06 Sep caused an enhancement in the greater than 10 MeV proton flux above the 100 pfu (S2-Moderate) threshold. The enhancement reached the 10 pfu
(S1-Minor) threshold at 05/0040 UTC, crossed the 100 pfu threshold at 05/0715 UTC, reached a maximum of 844 pfu at 08/0035 UTC, crossed below the 100 pfu threshold at 08/0620 UTC, and ended at 09/0005 UTC. Another enhancement in the 10 MeV protons and 100 MeV protons
occurred with the X8 flare on 10 Sep. The greater than 10 MeV protons increased above the 10 pfu threshold at 10/1645 UTC, crossed the 100 pfu threshold at 10/1705 UTC, and crossed the 1000 pfu
(S3-Strong) threshold at 10/1840 UTC. The 100 MeV proton event above 1 pfu began at 10/1625 UTC and reached a maximum of 68 pfu at 10/2215 UTC. The greater than 10 MeV protons are currently above the 1000 pfu threshold at the time of this report.  The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit reached high levels throughout the period with a maximum flux of 15,800 pfu observed at 04/1805 UTC.

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to severe (G4) storm levels. Solar wind parameters began the period under the diminishing influence of a positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) from 04-06 Sep. Solar wind speed ranged from 430 to 680 km/s with total field between 3-9 nT. The geomagnetic field was at Quiet to G1 (Minor) storm levels on 04 Sep and quiet to active levels on 05-06 Sep. Late on 06 Sep, the first of two CMEs were observed. The first CME, associated with the M5 flare on 04 Sep, was first observed passing the DSCOVR spacecraft at 06/2308 UTC. Total field increased to 16 nT at 06/2324 UTC and solar wind increased to a maximum of 610 km/s at 06/2309 UTC. The Bz component was mostly north for this event with minor fluctuations to -10 nT. Then on 07 Sep, the second CME reached the DSCOVR spacecraft further increasing total field to a maximum of 34 nT at 07/2254 UTC while the Bz component deflected southward for nearly 5 hrs. reaching a maximum of -32 nT. Solar wind increased to a maximum of 842 km/s at 08/0848 UTC before slowly decreasing to near 530 km/s by 10 Sep. Total field increased once more at 08/1121 UTC to a maximum of 18 nT while the Bz component went southward to a maximum of -17 nT. The Bz component stayed mostly negative throughout the rest of the day on 08 Sep.

Geomagnetic sudden impulses of 21 nT (Fredericksburg magnetometer) were observed at 06/2348 UTC and 70 nT at 07/2304 UTC with the arrival of both CMEs. The geomagnetic field responded with quiet to G4 (severe) storm levels on 07 Sep, active to G4 (severe) storm levels on 08 Sep, quiet to unsettled levels on 09 Sep, and quiet to active levels on 10 Sep.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 11 September - 07 October 2017
Solar activity is expected to be at R1-R2 (Minor to Moderate) levels on 11 Sep as Region 2673 rotates further around the west limb. A decrease to very low to low levels is expected from 12-21 Sep. Another increase to R1-R2 levels is likely with the return of old Region 2673 on the visible disk on 22 Sep-05 Oct followed by a decrease to very low to low levels on 06-07 Oct.

The greater than 10 MeV proton event in progress is likely to continue through 14 Sep while the greater than 100 MeV proton event is likely to drop below the 1 pfu threshold by 12 Sep barring any
further enhancements. There is a chance for another greater than 10 MeV proton event above the 10 pfu (S1-Minor) level from 22 Sep-06 Oct due to the return of old Region 2673 to the visible disk.
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to be at high levels on 11-12 Sep, 14-20 Sep, and 28 Sep-07 Oct due to CH HSS influence.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at unsettled to active levels on 11-17 Sep and 27 Sep-02 Oct with G1 (Minor) levels likely on 13-16 Sep and 27-29 Sep due to recurrent CH HSS activity. G2
(Moderate) geomagnetic storm levels are likely on 13 Sep due to a combination of CH HSS activity and the possibility of a glancing blow enhancement from the 10 Sep CME.

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2017 Sep 11 0813 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wwire.html
#
#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2017-09-11
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2017 Sep 11      85          10          4
2017 Sep 12      83          12          4
2017 Sep 13      81          40          6
2017 Sep 14      84          34          5
2017 Sep 15      83          30          5
2017 Sep 16      83          20          5
2017 Sep 17      83          10          3
2017 Sep 18      84           5          2
2017 Sep 19      85           5          2
2017 Sep 20      85           8          3
2017 Sep 21      88           5          2
2017 Sep 22      90           5          2
2017 Sep 23      92           8          3
2017 Sep 24      95           5          2
2017 Sep 25      98           8          3
2017 Sep 26     105           5          2
2017 Sep 27     110          20          5
2017 Sep 28     115          20          5
2017 Sep 29     120          20          5
2017 Sep 30     125          18          4
2017 Oct 01     125          15          3
2017 Oct 02     120          12          3
2017 Oct 03     115           8          3
2017 Oct 04     110           5          2
2017 Oct 05     100           5          2
2017 Oct 06      95           5          2
2017 Oct 07      90           5          2
(NOAA)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Statement from WRMI on Hurricane Irma


Dear WRMI Friends, Colleagues and Clients
I am writing this at 0400 UTC Sunday, September 10. Here in Okeechobee the winds are starting to pick up as Hurricane Irma heads to Florida.
The exact path of the hurricane continues to change somewhat, but it appears that the eye of Hurricane Irma will be passing a bit to the west of us, but we will still receive tropical storm force winds which are to the east-northeast of the storm. We will remain on the air with all of our transmitters as long as possible. However, once the winds get to a certain strength, our transmission lines will start flapping around and arching, which could cause serious damage to the transmitters and components. If that occurs, we will probably shut the transmitters down in order to avoid equipment damage until after the storm passes.
Our transmitter building itself is quite strong, and several members of our staff will be staying inside the building. But the hurricane could of course do damage to our antennas. We will hope for the best.
After the hurricane passes and winds die down, we would hope to be able to resume transmissions if we have electricity. However, realistically, we know that power outages generally occur in these situations, and they may last from hours to days or even weeks. We have a generator at our transmitter site, but it is designed to maintain our control room, lights and computers operational; it is not large enough to maintain our high-power transmitters on the air. So if the commercial power goes out, we will be off the air. We may be able to maintain one transmitter on the air at low power; this will likely be 9455 kHz, and this may not be possible until after the storm passes and the winds die down. If our Internet service remains functional, we should be able to maintain our live stream operational. This is the programming that is on 9955 kHz shortwave. You can hear it on our webpage, www.wrmi.net. Click on the audio player on the lower right side of our home page. You can also hear this stream on services such as TuneIn, Streema, Radio Garden, etc. (Just search for WRMI.)
We will try to keep everyone up to date on our status via our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/wrmiradio.
Thank you to everyone who has been contacting us with your thoughts and prayers. We look forward to being able to resume normal operations as soon as possible.
Best regards.
Jeff White
General Manager
WRMI Radio Miami International
10400 NW 240th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 USA
Tel +1-305-559-9764
Fax +1-863-467-0185
www.wrmi.net