Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs October 5-6-7, 2018

Glenn Hauser logs October 5-6-7, 2018

Sunday, October 07 2018

** BRAZIL. 11856.86, Oct 7 at 0059, R. Aparecida is way off-frequency
again, VP with Brazuguese talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Oct 7 at 0047, R. Rebelde music is very suptorted at
S9+25. See also USA: WWRB for QRM against RHC 5040. Something`s always
wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also
USA: WRMI about jamming; and USA: WWRB about spurs

** GUATEMALA. 4055, follow-ups to the imaginary ``worldwide`` test of
Radio Truth, Oct 4 in the afternoon:

New mail from Radio Verdad about its test transmission. It's all so

"Apreciado Don Manuel: Me acaban de informar que la transmisiÃn se
llevà a cabo por la maÃana, y ya la suspendieron porque se calentà un
poco el equipo. Ãdgar Madrid Radio Verdad ------------------"
(via Manuel MÃndez, Spain, 0428 UT Oct 5, WOR iog via DXLD)


Thanks, Manuel. I was just informed that the transmission was carried
out in the morning but was stopped because the equipment got a bit hot
(via Ed Sylvester, ibid.)

Estimado Glenn, lee el email que copio abajo y que me envià Ãdgar
AmÃlcar Madrid, de Radio Verdad, y que es la respuesta a un DX-ista
italiano sobre un informe que envià de una de sus transmisones
regulares pensando que era la emisiÃn de "Transworld Radio Verdad", y
sobre todo las explicaciones que da sobre el no salir al aire.

Yo creo que al Sr. Ãdgar alguien lo està engaÃando, que està poniendo
dinero en un proyecto que no existe, y que cada vez le piden mÃs
dinero con multiples disculpas de averÃas, problemas, etc. ÂQuÃ
opinas? Un cordial saludo (Manuel MÃndez, Lugo, Spain, DX LISTENING

Manuel believes that Dr. M is being duped, putting money into a
project that does not exist, time after time being asked for more
money with multiple apologies for problems.

[I also received the reply from Dr M, a cc of his reply to this:

``Salve Dr Edgar, I send the signal of Radio Verdad that I receive
with my radio in Italy, the signal is weak, even the audio, at 2230
UTC. Good saturday and good Sunday, Davide Borroni``]

Aquà està el e-mail:

"Dear Davide Borroni, from Italy:

Thank you very much for you report of Radio Truth. I appreciate it
very much.

Sorry, the signal you picked up was NOT Transworld Radio Truth signal,
but our regular short wave of Radio Truth. When you pick up Transworld
Radio Truth, you will receive a very strong signal, but did NOT
actually send our Transworld Radio Truth signal at this time, due to
the fact that our satelite connection was not made correctly. There
was an error with one of the several connecting apparatus. In order to
correct the error, we are supposed to buy a new one, and our money is
not enough at the present time. We'll advise you whenever we are ready
to send out the signal to Europe. It is going to be a strong signal.

Excuse us please. May God bless you. Dr. Ãdgar AmÃlcar Madrid General
Manager and Director -------------------------------------"

I warned Dr M as soon as he first started to publicize this years ago
that it was likely a scam, that he should demand proof and exact
explanation of how it could be accomplished. And several times since
(Glenn Hauser, ibid.)

``As of 2005-2015 nothing but some kind of ute noise blob on the plus
side of 4055, at UTwente SDR.`` -- gh

This was centered on 4057 kHz. Some NATO STANAG transmission I think.

And of course nothing on 4055 kHz. I have little doubt about what's
going on here: A devout men has been taken in, and one can only hope
for him that he has not transferred money to some swindler.

I have to wonder about the guy, as reported from Canada, who repairs
his transmitter if necessary: Did he really not try to explain some
background? (Kai Ludwig, Germany, WOR iog via DXLD)

Here is my correspondence from 2016, 2017 with Ralph Wayne Borthwick:

From: Glenn Hauser <wghauser@yahoo.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2016 12:05 AM
To: w_dborthwick@hotmail.com
Subject: Verdad?

Wayne, I wonder what you think of this SW Alliance Euro-USA that Dr
Madrid has been telling us about??? Do you have any further info about
it? It all seems very fishy and vague to me, and even Edgar does not
seem to understand how it is supposed to work even tho he has put up
money for it. I tried contacting them at the email address he
mentioned, but surprise, no reply. 73, Glenn Hauser

[The address Dr M mentioned, including the Mexican engineer involved:
"Milton Nova Posadas" <miltonposadas@hotmail.com>
"SWNetWork Short Wave" <shortwaveeurousa@gmail.com>]

Glenn, I agree it sounds fishy. I have never heard of it. I will be in
Chiquimula mid Feb to fix a minor problem on the transmitter. Will
hopefully learn more about it then. 73, Wayne Borthwick

Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:09 AM
To: w_dborthwick@hotmail.com
Subject: Truth Worldwide

Hi Wayne, Since Dr Madrid is again writing about Radio Verdad going
out Transmundial, like heard in Japan on 4 MHz when it is 9:45 am in
Guatemala, I ask you again from your intimate familiarity with Radio
Verdad, how this is possibly accomplished? Thanks, Glenn Hauser

Re: Truth Worldwide
Sunday, June 25, 2017 2:53 PM

Hi Glenn, I do not know what is going on with the R. Verdad
trasmundial sig reports from Japan. While down there a year and I half
ago to fix the transmitter Dr. Madrid talked briefly about it but I
didn't get a good technical explanation. My wife broke her arm the
second day there so we had to cut the visit short and head back to
Canada and haven't discussed it since. Wayne Borthwick
(via Glenn Hauser, Oct 6, 2018, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, Oct 6 at 1233, I try again and like yesterday hear
no signal, but recheck at 1301 now there is S7-S8 of dead air again!
Is Palangkaraya turning on the transmitter in vain hope that there
will be something from Jakarta to modulate it, like the scheduled 1300
English, ex-9526v?

Propagation is certainly OK, as I again detect the JBA off-frequency
carrier just below 3345 from RRI Ternate, which BTW is in the Maluku
Islands of eastern Indonesia. (IIRC, Scott dismissed some Moluccas
stamps as illegitimate; by a separatist movement?)

You won`t find Ternate on the WRTH 2018 page 56 slickmap of SE Asia,
but it does show Palu, on Sulawesi! I did not even think of trying to
hear RRI Palu as it`s been off the air for many years, despite
implication there that it`s an active SW site. WTFK?

Last mentioned in DXLD 12-08 of February 22, *2012* ---

``INDONESIA. RRI Palu hasn't been reported on SW for a while as far
as I've noticed, but I heard them a couple of days ago a little above
3967 kHz from tune-in around 2340 on 19 Feb UTC (morning of 20 Feb
local time). The programming was current affairs talk and public
service announcements with several mentions of RRI Palu, Pro-1 and
"Kanal Inspirasi" until sign-off just before 2400. My listening
location was Balikpapan, about 500 km west of Palu across the Strait
of Makassar, and the signal was strong with good audio but a carrier
instability problem. Regards (Alan Davies, Jakarta, Indonesia, Feb 22,
dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST 12-08)

Great! Ishida http://rri.jpn.org/ hasn`t caught this one yet as of Feb
22. Altho http://short-wave.info/?station=RRI%20Palu never noticed it
was absent from nominal 3960, database probably derived from Aoki,
which has the same schedule, no indication that it was inactive. When
was it really last heard? It has been quite a while. According to DXLD
11-31, it was April 2009 per Ishida. But the last axual log of it in
DXLD was 9-072 from Sept 18, 2009 by Barry Hartley in Australia.

It was last listed in the WRTH 2010 and even then it was *inactive on
3961v with 10 kW. Palu is in the NW corner of Sulawesi, same `radio
subcountry` as Makassar, Gorontalo and Kendari (Glenn Hauser, OK,

[short-wave.info] Database definitely derived from Aoki - the site
states exactly that. Currently also states last update of the database
was January 27. Since January 27 there have been well over 30
individual updated versions of the Aoki list (DanF, dxldyg via DX

At least once a day, which is why I always check the current online
Aoki rather than some archived version (gh, DXLD 12-08)``

This DXLD issue is also referenced at http://rri.jpn.org under April
2009 as the silent date for RRI Palu. Altho Atsunori Ishida suspended
his site at the end of 2017, let us hope it remain available as a
valuable historical archive (Glenn Hauser, OK, October 7, 2018, DX

** IRELAND. 5505-USB, Oct 6 at 0605, YL with VOLMET, S7-S8 very poor
vs storm noise, about the same level. EiBi shows only Shannon here 24
hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, October 5 approx. 1850 UT, surprised to hear
African Pathways Radio in English via MWV, with a segment quoting
verses from the Qur`an ---- referencing Surah-this and Surah-that by
number. Evidently WCB has an ``outreach`` to Moslems, a fine example
of ecumenism, or more likely trying to trick them into reverting to
Islam`s progenitor. I am not certain of the date and time as I can`t
find a note about this since I was driving in the car. Could have been
the repeat 2 hours later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND [and non]. 2749-USB, Oct 7 at 0050, YL voice with
presumed marine weather, S9 vs storm crashes up to S9+25 just east of
here and a large area of north-central Texas.

2598-USB, Oct 7 at 0051, same thing about same level. Sounds like the
same synthyl, but not //. Glad these Canadian MF stations are making
it thru again as we get into fall.

According to the 2018 Canadian Coast Guard schedule:

``Table 2-24 - Sydney MCTS/VCO - Broadcasts [Nova Scotia]
Sydney MCTS/VCO - Broadcasts
UTC Site Frequency or Channel Contents
00:40 Port Caledonia 2749J3E Radiotelephony
Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas 209, 213,
214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 231 and 232.
Wave height forecast for marine areas 209, 213, 214, 215 and 217.
Notices to Shipping in areas Cape Breton Shore (covering Cabot
Strait to Banquereau Bank), Gulf of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland South
Coast, P.E.I. and Miramichi Bay.
Notices to Shipping revising the position of every reported
offshore exploration and exploitation vessel.``

``Table 2-10 - MCTS Placentia/VCP - Broadcasts [Newfoundland]
00:48 St. Lawrence 2598J3E Radiotelephony
Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for
marine areas 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237 and 238.
Weather and Wave height forecasts for marine area 213.``

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, Oct 7 at 0035, strong unrecognized tunes
seguÃ, S9+25; finally 0040:30 break a ``Wolverine Radio`` ID as
expected. Many logs here say the theme topic was ``Heaven``

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1950 monitoring: Manuel MÃndez, Lugo, Spain,
reports to the WOR iog: ``GERMANY, 6190, Hamburger Lokal Radio,
Goehren, 0600-0710, 06-10, the habitual Saturday program in English,
"Media Network Plus and "World of Radio" missed today - Out of air at
this time. No signal here in Lugo and no signal via SDR Kiwi in
Switzerland, Germany and SDR Twente in Holland, not even carrier

WOR 1950 confirmed on Unique Radio via WINB, Saturday October 6 from
1231 on 9265V, usual wobble but R5 in AM mode. I didn`t keep listening
but Richard Langley, NB reports to the WOR iog:

``While trying to listen to Unique Radio via WINB on 9265 kHz this
morning using the U. Twente SDR receiver (not surprisingly, reception
was generally poor and only barely audible at times), a digital signal
came up on the frequency at about 12:40 UTC and persisted until about
12:55 UTC. Was it heard elsewhere? Any ideas as to what this might
have been? I can supply an audio recording if anyone is interested.
-- Richard Langley``

``I am interested, since this must have been QRMing WOR, which I heard
starting OK at 1231. Glenn``

``An mp3 file containing the full period of the digital signal plus a
minute or so before and after is attached. It's rather large at about
15 MB but I've included the whole recording in case it is decodable
and someone wants to try. Before the beginning of the digital signal,
one can tell it's WoR by the sound of Glenn's voice even if you can't
make out words very clearly. I checked a few previous Saturdays when I
had also automatically recorded the Unique Radio broadcast using the
U. Twente receiver but didn't notice any digital signal. When it
occurs, this signal might only be audible in Europe but perhaps Tim
can tell us if he's received any other reports of this co-channel
QRMing signal. -- Richard Langley``

Next chance for WOR is 1431 UT Sat Oct 6 on Hamburger Lokalradio,
6190-CUSB. I`m unable to hear UTwente play, probably my recalcitrant
computer, but there may have been nothing to hear anyway for the third
weekend in a row, as Alan Gale, England, reports:

``No 6190 again today --- Hi Glenn, I've been monitoring 6190 kHz for
HLR, but yet again no sign of it here; usually it gets better after
the Equinox, so I have to assume that it's still off the air. Getting
a great signal from Radio Emmeloord on 6095 kHz though. Alan``

Confirmed UT Sunday Oct 7 at 0326 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, about 7
minutes into, so started circa 0319; S9+20 but confronting S9+30 storm
noise crashes east of here in OK. Next:

1030 UT Sunday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW [off last 2 weeks]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9955 to SSE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite:

** U S A. 7490.17v, UT Sunday Oct 7 at 0102, ``Ride of the Valkyries``
theme on WBCQ signifying it`s `Shortwave Saturday Night` at new time,
and J.P. starts right off discussing the SCOTUS situation. Only S8
fading to S5 and not sure it will remain listenable for the next

What about 3265? When is WBCQ going to put that into regular service,
which would be prudent with winter oncoming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** U S A. 7570, Oct 6 at 0443, WRMI with TOM announcements of contact
info including ``Walterboro`` --- by YL in Spanish, OM in Korean, YL
in Japanese, YL in Russian, some of them sounding synthetic. 0446 back
to BS himself in --- what else? --- South Carolinian English, and //

7730, WRMI has also been scheduled with TOM until 0500, so I check it
at 0446 --- but not //, instead protracted sermon in Indonesian,
presumably Alameda Bible Fellowship.

NDXC/Aoki as of Oct 6 has 30 entries for ABF via WRMI; are these
written in stone, with the very odd transition times? All are
attributed to the #1 transmitter which cannot be correct. Final
numbers are days of week starting with 1=Sunday; I assume ``1-57``
mean every day except 6 = Friday. Viz.:

15770 1630-1647 Eng Okeechobee1 1-7
15770 1646-1700 Hin Okeechobee1 1-7
15770 1700-1716 Eng Okeechobee1 1-7
15770 1716-1730 Fre Okeechobee1 1-7
15770 1730-1748 Spa Okeechobee1 1-7
15770 1748-1805 Por Okeechobee1 1-7
15770 1805-1824 Ger Okeechobee1 1-7
15770 1824-1850 Pol Okeechobee1 1-7
15770 1850-1907 Cze Okeechobee1 1-7
15770 1907-1924 Rus Okeechobee1 1-7
15770 1924-1943 Ara Okeechobee1 1-7
15770 1943-2000 Heb Okeechobee1 1-7

9395 2300-2313 Eng Okeechobee1 1-7
9395 2313-2328 Spa Okeechobee1 1-7
9395 2328-2342 Fre Okeechobee1 1-7

5850 0100-0116 Eng Okeechobee1 1-57
5850 0116-0132 Jap Okeechobee1 1-57
5850 0132-0147 Kor Okeechobee1 1-57
5850 0147-0200 Chi Okeechobee1 1-57

7780 0300-0316 Eng Okeechobee1 346
7780 0316-0332 Fre Okeechobee1 346
7780 0332-0400 Spa Okeechobee1 346
7780 0400-0416 Pot Okeechobee1 346
7780 0416-0434 Ger Okeechobee1 346
7780 0434-0450 Pol Okeechobee1 346
7780 0450-0500 Cze Okeechobee1 346

7730 0400-0416 Eng Okeechobee1 3457
7730 0416-0430 Fre Okeechobee1 3457
7730 0430-0446 Jap Okeechobee1 3457
7730 0446-0500 Ind Okeechobee1 3457

No such info has been found on the WRMI website itself. These do not
include various other times and frequencies heard with ABF. Searching
does not find the word Alameda anywhere on the WRMI website; nor on
the Overcomerministry site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 5950, UT Sunday Oct 7 at 0027, WRMI amid `Viva
Miami` with Jeff in mailbag, rapidly mentioning only name, location
and frequency from lots of reporters, a Latin American group as I tune
in. Still going at 0030, so this transmitter is again running off-
kilter scheduling, as the 14-minute VM should not be spanning a
quarter-hour break. Recheck at 0041, now with gospel huxter concerned
about Satan.

No het from 5952.5 Radio Pio XII, Bolivia tonight; must be off. But
there has been lite pulse jamming from the hi side, not I think vs
WRMI despite its relay deal with Radio Martà at other times; but long
leftover from years ago when Radio RepÃblica via Costa Rica was on
5954.1v! Tuning down at 0031 I find the same lite jamming against
nothing on 5890, which is a long-gone ex-frequency of VOA Spanish!

** U S A. 5085 (and parasite spurs 5072.1 & 5097.9), UT Sun Oct 7 at
0000, once `Discover Oklahoma` and/or `PBS Newshour` are finished on
TV, I tune in to tail of `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` on WTWW. Sure
sounds familiar: ``I could have danced all night``, then Bob Heil
chitchat just like heard 168 hours ago about having to get out as the
janitor is coming, etc., etc. Closes with ``Why do you do me like you
do?`` which does not end until 0012:40, so this repeat is running even
later than last week --- so late, that Ted skips the canned program
outro and gets right to his MFJ commercial (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** U S A. 5055.76 & 5044.22 approx., Oct 7 at 0042, WWRB`s gospel
huxter modulation from 5050 is again blasting out intermittent
matching spurs at S9+30. And second-order weaker scratch about 5038.4,
so that poor RHC 5040 gets a triple whammy, from both sides, in
addition to general splash out of 5050; and like last time, RHC may as
well turn off, as it`s self-defeatingly undermodulated. Something`s
always wrong at RHC --- and WWRB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** ZAMBIA. 13680, Oct 6 at 1316, American accented English --- so most
likely CRI? NO, not // 9570 via Cuba. O yes, Voice of Hope (Africa) as
ID in passing a bit later; S7 peaks, deep fades to S2. This frequency
active weekends only, aimed thisawayish. // 9680 ND is as usual buried
under the China radio war (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, despite storm
noise from KS & TX, October 6 from 0500 UT: 558, 585(2), 621, 639(2),
693, 729, 774, 837, 855(2), 882, 909, 936, 999, 1017, 1044, 1053,
1089, 1125, 1215, 1314, 1413, 1458 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

UNIDENTIFIED. 11960-USB, Oct 6 at 1311, 2-way in Spanish, Mexican

This report dispatched at 0508 UT October 7