Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs September 7-8, 2019

Glenn Hauser logs September 7-8, 2019

Sunday, September 08 2019

** ALBANIA. 13665, Sept 7 at 1229, discussion in English, soon mixed
with Chinese, a dead giveaway, and 1230 `Takeaway Chinese` show. It`s
CRI as scheduled 1100-1300 in English via Cërrik. Not much else on
band except Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 341 kHz, Sept 7 at 0603 UT, dash and YYU, 500 watts from
Kapuskasing, Ontario, no trouble overriding my local on 341, EI. Per
this is ``TO BE DECOMMISSIONED 2019-10-10``
The same red warning is appended to several others I have extracted:

206 XBE Bearskin Lake ON 25
208 YSK Sanikiluaq NU 500
230 VG Vermilion AB 1000
230 YD Smithers BC 500
235 CN Cochrane ON 100
241 YGT Igloolik NU 500
257 YXR Earlton ON 205
260 YSQ Atlin BC 1000
266 YFH Fort Hope ON 200
269 ZW Teslin YT 1000
305 YQ Churchill MB 500
323 UWP Argentia NL 550
343 YGO Gods Lake Narrows MB 200
344 YOP Rainbow Lake AB 500
368 YJF Fort Liarrd NT 500
373 ZFM Fort McPherson NT 40
380 YUB Tuktoyaktuk NT 2000
391 TK Smithers - Telkwa BC 100

These are the only ones indicated with a specific date. A number of
others still in the list are already labeled Decommissioned (Glenn

** INDIA. See OMAN [non]

** MEXICO. 800, Sept 7 at 1210, Spanish virtually zero-beat with KQCV
OKC, which I null as much as possible; discussing border issues at
Juárez; 1211 mentions ``Calibre``, keyword for XEROK, contraxion for
``Canal Libre``, as if it were still a ``clear channel``; 1211 rooster
crows (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 870, Sept 7 as I try to ID the SS from the South as KFJZ
Fort Worth [see U S A], by 1202 I am also hearing the choral Mexican
NA from the SW, which has to be XETAR; 1204, multilingual XETAR IDs;
1208 fades up ``XETAR, Su voz en la Sierra Tarahumara``, but I`ve
heard it much better before at SRS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** OKLAHOMA. RF 7 DTV, Sept 7 around 0415-0440 UT, KOCO ``5`` is on
the verge, continually breaking up during the Jimmy Kimmel show and a
bit of Nightline. One of my TV antennas has trouble getting a
sufficient signal from our `local` ABC affiliate. So I have a fest
snapping still after still of pixillated DTV breakup art, 67 of them;
to be winnowed down to the best of the best with the most variety for
my gallery. QRX (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 36 DTV, Sept 7 at 1352 UT, some tropo from Tulsa area
judging from maps and Bad signals, but this one decodes as: DTV 17-1
TBN HD. That is not helpful, but as W9WI.com confirms, this is the new
repacked channel for 1000 kW, KDOR-TV in Bartlesville, ex-17; so it
will not interfere any more with Enid`s K17JN-D, whatever its
masquerade. PSIP lineup:
17-1, TBN HD
17-2, Hilsong [sic, gotta delete a letter to get it down to 7]
17-3, COMBO
17-4, Enlace
17-5, TBN SD
W9WI.com disagrees on a couple: 17-3 JUCE; 17-5 Salsa. As with some
multi-casters, it could be certain subchannels are timeshared, so the
other names might apply elsewhen? It still seems strange that 36 will
soon be the top of the UHF TV band. Bring back 83! (Glenn Hauser,

** OMAN [non]. 9620, Sept 7 at 1443, since I have the OH5AE SDR in
Finland up to check WOR, also try for RSO English hour as reported
recently reactivated. Instead, S Asian talk with some hum, squeal and
distortion, and no trace of Oman. 1445 ID in passing as All India
Radio, as scheduled 250 kW from Aligarh in Sindhi at 1230-1500, among
other transmissions on 9620 --- not a good spot for RSO anyway (Glenn

** TURKEY. 9830, Sept 7 at 2222, VOT on today unlike yesterday, but VP
with flutter, music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 293 kHz, Sept 7 at 0601 UT, ND beacon FBY, which is 25 watts
from Fairbury, Nebraska, logged a few times before. ATM I notice that
my line noise level abates below 300 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1998 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov reports
from Bulgaria: ``GERMANY, World of Radio#1998 via Hamburger
Lokalradio, September 7:
0630-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, fair to good``

Barely confirmed audible on 9485-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio, via OH5AE
SDR, Sat Sept 7 at 1445, vs heavy splash from 9490 Romania. Before
that undetectable on UTwente SDR.

Alan Gale reports: ``Hi Glenn, I'm hearing World of Radio here in
north west England again today, not very strong but it's definitely
there on 9485 kHz and even came up a bit towards the middle part but
then faded out completely after around 1450 UT.

I tried it on my SDRplay today and found that a USB bandwidth of
around 1.5 kHz worked best, but with the splatter it wasn't easy to
understand too much of what was being said, especially with some
fading on the signal as well. As you can see from the waterfall
display, a LSB signal would have no trouble at all, it's just the
upper sideband that is suffering, and even a double sideband AM signal
would probably fare better as you could at least tune lower or use
your IF shift to remove some of the splatter. Alan.``

Also confirmed, Sat Sept 7 at 2100 on WRMI 9955 after IS & ID loop,
S9-S7 and fluttery, upcut at ``---with World of Radio 1998``.

NOT confirmed UT Sunday Sept 8 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, which had been
our only WRMI frequency across North America; instead music, and soon
VORW mailbag. WRMI sked has been revised to show 5850 // 5010 during
this hour but still claims WOR on both now; while VORW was already
scheduled this hour on UT Fridays; a mistake, John, or a change? I do
confirm that much weaker 5010 is now // 5850. And not // to any of the
others WRMIs.

Confirmed UT Sunday Sept 8 at 0347 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO,
about 12 minutes into so started late around 0335; good S9+20 but
considerable storm crashes, from eastern NM into the OK panhandle.
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210 or 5045-USB NSW ND
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210 or 5045-USB NSW ND
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210 or 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 5085, Sat Sept 7 at 2330 and later, WTWW-2 sig is not very
big, but as also on L&C webcast, just hamstuff, no Theatre Organ in
the Ozarx. Now the website says: ``Listen to Bob Heil's Organ Music
On WTWW Airs Saturdays 8 pm on 5085!`` But is that very old or very
new info? If CDT that would be 0100 UT Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** U S A. 870, Sept 7 at 1151 UT I`m up again hoping to ID the Spanish
gospel huxtering from the south which seems like it has to be KFJZ
Fort Worth, contrary to format listings. There he is; but at 1157, a
bit of hymn, no ID and sudden switch to another program, ``Renuevas
---`` algo, with a YL pushing something for $ 29 which seems to be
secular. Phone number frequently edited in with another OM voice,
1-888-366-2340. Reverse phone number uplooking is no fun unless you
are prepared to pay unknown websites. Fading down some, meanwhile
mostly separable XETAR fading up from 1202 past 1205; see MEXICO

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Sept 7 at 1153:
747, 774, 828 all from the NW, the Big Three from NHK Japan; no others
noted as I am also DXing 10-kHz channels (Glenn Hauser, OK,, DX

This report despatched at 0439 UT September 8