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Troubleshooting a crackling noise on my HF/SW radio(s)  View Printable Version 
Monday, October 16 2017

Uggh, I've been pulling my hair out over crackling I'm hearing on the HF/SW
bands for the last month or so.

It'd gotten to the pointed where most of HF was unlistenable. I'd put an AM
Broadcast filter in line and that didn't seem to negate anything even in
the slightest. I switched out a few cables and tuner, didn't help.

So I pulled out the cards one by one in my JRC NRD535D, inspecting them for
any burnt odor or appearance. Nope, so I reseated them.. and viola, the
problem seemed to go away.

Well, it started coming back again. So, I put another radio in it's place
and it still happened.

So, I did the only thing left that I hadn't done yet and unplugged my
Wellbrook ALA100LN giant magnetic loop.. and boom, the noise is gone.

Somewhere, something has gone faulty in the Wellbrook. I'm getting some
Deoxit in the mail and will spray down/clean off a few things and see if
it's just a rusty connection somewhere.. it sounds kinda "rusty" or dirty
somewhere if you know what I mean?

The only constant between all of this is the Wellbrook, when I got rid of
that from the equation, the noise went away.

I don't think it's heat because the two Wellbrook boxes are pretty well
shielded These things have been outside in the rain, so I suspect water has
gotten to something that shouldn't

I'm also going to replace the cabling between the antenna and the radio
gear and replace the actual antenna wire too.

This has been driving me crazy because it's ruining my HF/SW reception. I
can't think of anything else it could be besides the Wellbrook so now I
just have to figure out EXACTLY what's wrong with the Welbrook.,

FYI, this is what I have:
my antenna wire is 25 feet long by 10 feet tall and in the shape of a
volleyball net magnetic loop antenna.
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SWLDXBulgaria News, October 16  View Printable Version 
Monday, October 16 2017

SWLDXBulgaria News, October 16 (publications â10791-â10800)
ECUADOR Extended schedule of HCJB Voice of The Andes, Oct.16
from 0500 on 6050 QUI 010 kW / 018 deg to CeAm Spanish till 0800?
from 0500 on 6050 QUI 010 kW / 172 deg to SoAm Spanish till

GERMANY(non) Deutsche Welle via IBB Sao Tome, Oct.16
0630-0700 on 9830 SAO 100 kW / 020 deg to WeAf

GUAM vs. USA KTWR Asia vs. WRMI BS TOM tx#09 on 11580 kHz, Oct.16:
1200-1215 on 11580 TWR 200 kW / 285 deg to EaAs Yi Sichuan KTWR Asia
same time on 11580 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Brother

NUMBERS STATION Reception of G06 German Lady in 6MHz on Oct.16:
0759-0804 on 6810 unknown secret tx site to Eu German CUSB,

NUMBERS STATION Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 9MHz on Oct.16
0830-0836 on 9220 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB,

NUMBERS STATION Reception of E11 Oblique in 31mb on Oct.16
0900-0903 on 9399 unknown secret tx site to Eu English

NUMBERS STATION Reception of S11a Cherta in 11MHz, Oct.16
1015-1018 on 11493 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian

THAILAND Reception of HSK9 Radio Thailand World Service, Oct.16
1000-1100 on 17850 UDO 250 kW / 305 deg to N/ME Thai, fair

USA(non) Voice of America in Kirundi & English via Botswana, Oct.16
0430-0505 on 9815 BOT 100 kW / 010 deg to SoAf Kirundi Mon-Fri, fair
0505-0530 on 9815 BOT 100 kW / 010 deg to SoAf English Mon-Fri,

USA(non) Voice of America in French via Sao Tome/Greenville,Oct.16
0530-0600 on 9885 SAO 100 kW / 335 deg to CeAf French Mon-Fri, fair
0600-0630 on 9885 GB 250 kW / 091 deg to CeAf French Mon-Fri,


73! Ivo Ivanov

More information on the shortwave listening hobby,
please visit to http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com

QTH-1: Patreshko, Bulgaria
Receiver: Afedri SDR
Software: SDR-Console v2.3(using remote connection)
Antennas: various Inverted V and beverage antennas.

QTH-2: Sofia OK2, Bulgaria
Receiver: Sony ICF-2001D
Antenna: 30 m. long wire

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Stations heard in Friol and Lugo last days  View Printable Version 
Monday, October 16 2017


Manuel MÃndez
Lugo, Spain

Logs in Lugo and Friol
Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters

ANGOLA, 4949.85, Radio Nacional de Angola, Mulenvos, 2041-2055, 15-10,
Portuguese, comments. 15321. (MÃndez)

ALGERIA, 1550, Radio Nacional RepÃblica Ãrabe Saharaui, Rabuni,
1939-1950, 15-10, Arabic comments and songs. 34433. (MÃndez)

BOLIVIA, 6134.8, Radio Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, 0010-0020,
16-10, comments. Very weak, barely audible. 14321. (MÃndez)

4875.2, Radiodifusora Roraima, Boavista, 0345-0356, 16-10, Portuguese,
comments. 15321. (MÃndez)

4885, Radio Clube do ParÃ, BelÃm, 2112-2133, 15-12, Portuguese,
Also 0512-0530, 16-10, Brazilian songs, âClube da Madrugadaâ. 25322.

9514.9, Radio Marumby, Curitiba, 2026-2035, 15-10, Portuguese, religious
comments and songs. 24322. (MÃndez)

9564.9, Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 0427-0446, 16-10, Portuguese,
âA Voz da LibertaÃaoâ, âSuper Radio Deus e Amor, Igreja Pentecostal Deus
e Amorâ. 11765 out of air. 25322. (MÃndez)

9666, Voz Misionaria, CamboriÃ, 2107-2115, 15-10, Portuguese, religious
comments, id. âVoz Missionaria, CamboriÃ, Santa Catalina...â. 34433.

9674.9, Radio CanÃao Nova, Cachoeira Paulista, 2101-2116, 15-10,
Portuguese, religious commens, id. âRadio CanÃao Novaâ. 25322. (MÃndez)

9725.4, Radio Evangelizar, Curitiba, 2032-2045, 15-10, Portuguese,
religious comments. 24322. (MÃndez)

9819.1, Radio 9 de Julho, Sao Paulo, 2035-2103, 15-10, Spanish,
religious program: âLa comunidad paraguaya en Sao Pauloâ, âLa Radio 9 de
Julhoâ, at 2100 id. âEsta e a Radio 9 de Julho CatÃlicaâ, Portuguese
program. 25322. (MÃndez)

11735, Radio Transmundial, Santa MarÃa, 1810-1024, 15-10, Portuguese,
religious comments. 25322. (MÃndez)

11815, Radio Brasil Central, Goiania, 0905-0925, 14-10, Portuguese,
comments, Brazilan songs. 14321.
Also 0402-0427, 16-10, Brazilian songs, Portuguese, â2 horas y 3
minutosâ, id. song âRadio Brasil Centralâ. 25332. (MÃndz)

11854.95, Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 2010-2018, 15-10, religious songs
and comments, Portuguese. 14321. (MÃndez)

11895.1, Radio Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre, 2006-2014, 15-10, religious
songs, Portuguese, comments. 15321. (MÃndez)

11934.9, Radio Evangelizar, Curitiba, 2000-2015, 15-10, Portuguee,
comments, religious songs. 14321. (MÃndez)

15190, Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, 1850-1912, 15-10,
Portuguese, soccer, live, âCopa Liberadoresâ. 25322. (MÃndz)

BULGARIA, 9510. Rado City via IRRS, Konstinbrod, *0800-0835, 14-10, id.
âThis is IRRS signing onâ, âRadio City, the station of the cars, Radio
City, la estaciÃn de los autos, Radio Ciudad, la estaciÃn de los
cochesâ, pop songs and comments in English. 45444. (MÃndez)

CONGO, 6115, Radio Congo, Brazaville, 1725-1826*, 15-10, French,
comments, female, male, at 1800: âRadio Congo, le journalâ, news. 24322.

CUBA, 4765, Radio Progreso, La Habana (presumed), 0340-0400*, 16-10,
comments. Very weak, barely audible. 15221. After the Hurricane Irma,
this station seems to be with very low power. (MÃndez)

ECUADOR, 6050, HCJB, Pichincha, 0518-0737, 16-10, religious songs in
Spanish, religious comments: âDios es nuestro salvadorâ,
âVersÃculo....â, at 0600 time signals, id. âEs la una de la maÃana,
estÃn en la compaÃÃa de HCB, visÃtenos en radiohcjb.orgâ, âLa Palabra de
Diosâ. 15321. (MÃndez)

EQUATORIAL GUNIEA, 5005, Radio Nacional, Bata, 00503-0520, 16-10, songs
in Spanish and English. Very weak, barely audible. 15321. (MÃndez)

5940, Radio Deegaanka Soomaalida, 1834-1842, 15-10, East African songs.
24322. (MÃndez)

5950, Voice of Tigray Revolution, Addis Ababa, 1645-1730, 15-10, East
African songs, Vernacular, comments. 24322. (MÃndez)

6030, Radio Oromiya, Addis Ababa, 1647-1658, 15-10, East African songs.
23322. (MÃndez)

6110, Radio Fana, Addis Ababa, 1805-1816, 15-10, East African songs.
34433. (MÃndez)

6070, European Music Radio, Rohrbach, *0800-0830, 14-10, id. âEuropean
Music Radioâ, pop songs and comments in English. 25322 at firs and 15321
later. (MÃndez)

6160, Short Wave Radio de., *1800-1820, 13-10, id. English:âYou are tune
to 6160 Short Wave Radioâ, âYou are listening to 6160 Short Wave...â,
pop songs. 24333. (MÃndez)

9485, European Music Radio, Gohren, *0800-0840, 15-10, id. âThis is
European Music Radio, music around with Tom Taylorâ, pop songs, English,
comments. Very weak. 15321. (MÃndez)

GUATEMALA, 4055, Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 0505-0611*, 14-10, English,
religious comments, female and male, religous songs, id. in several
languages, anthen and close. 15321. (MÃndez)

1071 MW, All India Radio Pakistan Service, Rajkot, 1740-1753, 15-10,
Hindi songs, comments, more Hindi songs. Fair for moments, but strong
fading. 24422 to 14421. (MÃndez)

4800, AIR, Hyderabad, 1717-1725, 13-10, Hindi songs. 23322. (MÃndez)

4910, AIR, Jaypur, 1629-1702, 15-10, Hindi songs. 15321. (MÃndez)

4920, AIR, Chennai, 11630-1723, 15-10, Hindi songs. 23322. (MÃndez)

4950, AIR, Kashemir, 1705-1734, 15-10, Hindi songs. 15321. (MÃndez)

4970, AIR, Shillong, 1714-1721, 15-10, comments. Very weak, baraley
audible. 15321. (MÃndez)

5010, AIR, Thiruvananthapuram, 1650-1734, 15-10, Hindi songs, at 1730:
âThis is All India Radio, the newsâ, news in English.. 25322. (MÃndez)

5040, AIR, Jeypore, 1730-1734, 13-10, English, news. 15321. (MÃndez)

MALI, 5995, Radio Mali, Bamako, 0633-0640, 16-10, French, comments. Very
weak audio, strong carrier. 14321. (MÃndez)

MEXICO, 6185, Radio EducaciÃn, Ciudad de MÃxico, 0457-0501*, 14-10,
songs. 15321.

Also 0350-0356, 16-10, Spanish, comments. 15321. (MÃndez)

SOLOMON ISLANDS, 5020, Solomon Islands BroadcastingCorporation, Honiara,
0702-0710, 16-10, carrier and some comments detected. Extremely weak,
barely audible. (MÃndez)

SOMALILAND, 7120, Radio Hargeisa, Hargeisa, 1657-1710, 15-10, East
African songs, Vernacular, comments. 33433. (MÃndez)

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HCJB in Spanish 6050 kHz  View Printable Version 
Monday, October 16 2017


Manuel MÃndez
Lugo, Spain

ECUADOR, 6050, HCJB, on air, 0604 and still audible now, 0728, Spanish,
religious songs and comments, id. ELWA our of air. (MÃndez)

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Radio Bata 5005  View Printable Version 
Monday, October 16 2017


Manuel MÃndez
Lugo, Spain

Radio Bata, 5005 kHz, now on air, 0503, 15-10, songs. Very weak.
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