Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs May 31-June 1, 2020

Glenn Hauser logs May 31-June 1, 2020

Monday, June 01 2020


My latest Hitlist update.

1) Belgium - R Onda: Added links to this station
2) Madagascar - Madagascar World Voice: Added links for MWV
3) USA - KNLS: Updated home and freq links to point to World Christian
Broadcasting web site
4) Vatican - R Vaticana: Updated links to frequencies (thanks to Mike
Terry in WOR iog)

Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be late
June. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe, May 31)

** BRAZIL.. 9666.650V, June 1 at 0545, JBA carrier from presumed RVM
always off-frequency and varying considerably. Last night was stronger
with music but did not get a precise fix on it, I think on the minus
side of 9666. Also seems to be the only ZY left on 31m, at least
overnight (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 13160, June 1 at 1359, S5-S7, pop song to ToH timesignal and
off 1400*; another listed CNR1 jammer and SOH frequency, but no sign
of the victim. No others in the area (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, June 1 at 0556, RHC again absent from this English
frequency after 0500, and suspect also absent for Spanish before 0500.
Remainders: 6145 S9+20 and suptorted; 6100 S9+40 suptorted; 6000 S9+20
and distorted during music show. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Bob Biermann replies to my 89.1 Oasis Network log: ``Non
coms can use any means to feed a non commercial translator. You can
even rebroadcast a station from thousands of miles away.`` Which is
what 88.3 had been doing; well, hundreds (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** U K [non]. 9745V, June 1 at 0550, poor in African language,
unstable frequency. Listed as BBC Hausa via AUSTRIA; but maybe
substitute site as Ivo reported some Moosbrunns missing. Unlikely
Bahrain listed 24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K [non]. 9455, UT Mon June 1 at 0100, WRMI with Radio Emma Toc,
as scheduled now for a few weeks but failed to appear; so first time
I`ve heard it. This is the second monthly broadcast. Only a few
minutes at first about the 2MT story, to be continued, etc., etc.

0116 excerpt from Wavescan; 0123 about numbers stations such as
Lincolnshire Poacher. Several times refers to own website for linx to
more about segments --- but there aren`t any!

At least it explain the strange name, which was certainly a poor
choice for fonetix:

``Footnote: Why 'Emma Toc' ...? The wireless station was required to
read out their allocated callsign '2MT' at regular intervals, & in
1922 the British Army phonetic alphabet of the time was used. 'M' was
'Emma' & 'T' was 'Toc', so '2MT' became 'Two Emma Toc'. The amusing &
flippant manner in which Captain Peter Eckersley read out the phonetic
version of '2MT' resulted in the station being affectionately known as
'Two Emma Toc'!`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2036 monitoring via Rochester NY KiwiSDR:
confirmed UT Monday June 1 at 0130 & 0230 on WRMI 7780, good; 0300.5
on Area 51 via WBCQ 5130, good; 0330 on WRMI 9955, not audible there,
but in Colombia atop jamming except during some deep fades. Also
confirmed on WRN webcast at 0130.

Also confirmed Monday June 1 from 1800:45 or so on IRRS via ???? 7290,
monitored on UTwente SDR, VG but usual AACI splatter from 7280/7300?
However, off to a rough start: tune-in 1755 only signal is VG Qur`an
from Iran, 1756 VIRI Italian opening as ``Radio Italia`` at 1750-1820
on 5925, where it is supposed to be. Heavy collision once IRRS carrier
on *1758, making rippling SAH; 1759 bits of music on and off, 1800
IRRS sign-on with Milano PO Box and phone number only; FSN Washington
headlines; still clashing as WOR opens, but Iran cut off about
1801:30* and we are in clear past 1829, only the low ``RTTY``
undercurrent also audible. Something`s always SNAFU at Sirjan. Next:

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [off air last week]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Terry Colgan, Austin TX,
who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7490.0, May 31 at 2307, WBCQ closer to nominal than usual,
S9+25 fading to S7, during Harry Shearer`s `Le Show` --- I would like
to hear this every week but the scheduling is very inconvenient, up
against 60 Minutes. Modulation is unusually muffled. Topic is how
Amazon sends out promotion to TV stations disguised as ``news``,
including to OK`s own KOCO. All other `BCQ frequencies are OFF, or
inaudible, including the SS on 9330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5985, June 1 at 0558, Qur`an --- what`s this, new frequency
for Algeria via France? Had just heard that on 6125 and 7595 but now
they are off. Soon to WRMI canned ID and off 0600*. O yeah, WRMI runs
5985 this late only on UT Mondays with Yeshua show, who probably would
not be qool with Qur`an from the World Music fill reel. This WRMI-2 is
the only one on the odd azimuth of 222 degrees to Central America,
primarily for NHK relay at 0400-0430, also various gospel huxters or
DX programs at 0330-0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5890, June 1 at 0600, WWCR-4 is on not only with dead air
but TOM modulation, // 3215 while 4840 has something else altho both
supposed to be Overcomer ``Ministy`` or ``Ministries``, while correct
word is ``Ministry``. WWCR website only shows transmitter sked
expiring May 31, while June 1 is a normal changeover date, so maybe
now 5890 intentionally on. Anyway the transmitter skeds covering 24
hours each are only what`s *available*, (5890 at 02-12), not axual
usage. For that we need to see the new June pdf program skeds; while
May still shows nothing on 5890 except 02-04 UT Tue-Sat non-TOM (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, June 1 at 1442 at first no signal from KVOH but then
a JBA carrier; 1904 recheck, definitely on to S9+20 but
undermodulated, and in English! not Spanish, about God and COVID-19.
May I suggest that the Omnipotent one could eliminate it, poof! if
enough believers beg It to (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Local scratchy noise blob survey May 31 after 2300,
approx. ranges, peaking not necessarily right in their middles:
6878-7000, 7340-7365, 7680-7730, [8-9 not checked], 9125-9155,
9480-9530, 9830-9885, 10190-10240; the top one weak and none audible

Next check at 0543 June 1, still there around approx. 7350, 7705,
9500, 9855. OG&E is searching them out Monday morning/noon June 1. No
confirmation yet that he found the source, but seem to be gone by
1900, leaving only general buzz noise level across the bands (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1927 UT June 1