** AUSTRALIA [non]. 9265V, Fri Feb 12 at 2215, during Unique Radio
relay of relay of R. Tatras, Slovakia, WINB starts squealing and dumps
off the air, but back on OK in one minute; but in Chinese! briefly as
part of the RTI show. S9+10 via KB0FX SDR in SAM mode showing slight
carrier fluxuation of minus 13 to 15 Hz, less than usual, yet still
obvious to the BFOed ear (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 13464, 13632, 13768, 13836 approx., Feb 12 at 1509, extremely
distorted spurblobs out of 13700-AM at ~68 kHz intervals, as always at
this time, destroying `Sonido Cubano` music show. 15140 fundamental is
much less distorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
** NORTH AMERICA.. 6925-USB, Feb 13 at 0016 pirate music S6-S8, 0020
SSTV, 0021 unreadable voice announcement, ``Sugar2``; 0024 another
u.v.a., ``Turn3``. These say it`s Outhouse Radio:
including SSTV images of dogs. Nothing on 74m now (Glenn Hauser, OK,
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9980, Feb 12 at 1603, Brother Scare on WWCR
is running 19.5 seconds behind BS on WRMI 9955 --- whew, I managed to
listen 20 seconds to time this for the greater good. So if you ask
yourself, did he really say that on WRMI? Tune over to WWCR. But why
are they so far apart? Much too much for different satellite delays;
internet feed delay? Who cares! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 257-MCW kHz, Feb 12 at 0714 UT, amid storm crashes from
along the Gulf coast, NDB JYR which is 25 watts from YoRk, Nebraska.
No sign of the other 257 recently heard, FWC in Illinois, but it`s
further (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. (7490.2v), Feb 13 from 0100 on WBCQ webcast, `AAAWWW` starts
off with long complaints about how Allan`s beloved wife is getting
disrespected, or has been by some people at the station when she first
arrived; implying they better do so or get fired. I wonder who? A & A
are A-Team equals, but Allan is getting old and much younger Angela
will be his instant replacement when the time comes. She can`t visit
her parents across the border in NB because of overreaxion to COVID-19
which she thinx is a Chinese bio-weapon, just a bad flu which got
politicized. Tell that to the 500K Americans it has killed so far.
This accounts for the first half of the hour already.
Later at 0150: Still trying to buy WHRI, still waiting on FCC, don`t
know of any problems, just burocracy. Everything`s culminated (? - o,
``covinated``). All the paperwork, deeds and money are ready. 0151 new
FRW items -- with frequencies ``is on`` as if they would keep on a
single frequency; ``single sideband TV``. BTW, I notice that Allan has
not twitted since Jan 20; abandoned that platform? Says he does not
like FB either. Here`s John Carver`s version:
``Tonight's show started on time on 6160. Very poor signal on 7490.
Allan and Angela in the studio in a warm FLA this evening. Allan says
he has a beautiful wife and Angela says she's all fired up. Opening
talk about the superstation from a business standpoint. He talks about
how the station is not run like other businesses as they are very laid
back and the station is not run in a rigid, structured, manner as most
businesses are. He also states that he is no longer twenty years old
and Angela is learning the business and how to run the business so she
can step in and take over when he gets to be too old. She is his
backup and his partner and they are equal. He's defending his wife and
he doesn't like it when people don't give her the respect that she
deserves. Seems that there has been a lot of verbal criticism of
Angela from men who don't think women should be running a station.
Some covid talk and then Allan starts reading an article about how
well radio was doing in the time of covid compared to TV and other
platforms. Interrupted at 0138 by a phone call from Freddie. Allan
continues reading the article after Freddie is off the air.
Then Allan said that they were still trying to buy WHRI but says that
the FCC still hasn't ruled on the sale and not contacted them. Reading
of emails at 0150 and he starts with this week`s Free Radio Report.
Closing prayer at 0159 which was cut off in the middle at the end of
the show. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 5800, UT Saturday Feb 13 at 0200-0300 via WRMI 5800, another
Texas Radio Shortwave broadcast, as per previous publicity from Robert
Kipp in Germany, who must be quite the Amerika-phile; via Jeff White,
via Rich D`Angelo, NASWA iog:
``WRMI TX, antenna, and this QRG have proven effective in covering ALL
the USA. This info to me from Jeff White, owner of WRMI.
Program Title: "America PROUD"
Program Content from: Texas Radio ShortWave TRSW
As planned at this time, this will be a ONE-TIME only VERY special
program !!! There will certainly be a very special eQSL for "detailed"
eReport + mp3-audio clip to email@example.com
Back in October, I felt the need to make such a program. I suggested
this topic and the program title to TRSW. I suggested most of the
Playlist of music titles and artists, and TRSW and I made the program
content. TRSW handles Opening, station IDs, QSLing, and Closing infos.
After a nice introduction by TRSW at the program start, I will
moderate the musical titles and artists during the program.
I would be VERY happy to hear your reaction to this broadcast. We HOPE
you and Family are ALL safe from Covid-19, and ALL are managing nicely
in these very difficult and troubled times. Helga and I and the family
here are ALL OK, but the lock-down and vaccination chaos are
disturbing, distracting, and partly plain dumb. With our very best
greetings, Helga and Robert Kipp``
I tune in 5800 first at 0203, S9+30 via KB0FX SDR in MO, S9+30 despite
aimed toward S America like 9955, with the conclusion of `This Land Is
Your Land`, then the complete Inauguration poem orated by Amanda
Gorman, a nice unexpected touch on a station otherwise dedicated to
By 0210 I`ve switched to own R75 receiver where it`s S9+10/20 with a
little fading but quite listenable: `Smoky Mountain Boogie`; 0212 robo
ID and Kipp introduces the next 3 songs, starting with `America The
Beautiful`. 0219 `OM River`; 0221 QSL offer from the North American
service of Texas Radio Shortwave; 0222 `Born in the USA`, `Let the Sun
Shine In`; 0233 ID, `Proud to be an American`, `City of New Orleans`,
Alaska song about the Midnight Sun. 0245 Kate Smith, `God Bless
America`, `Chattanooga Choo-Choo`, `American Anthem`.
0256 QSL offer, 0257 please stand and remove your head covering as
Lady GaGa sings Our National Anthem. 0259 time for only a few notes of
`Yellow Rose of Texas` theme before cut to Zanotti ID.
A really feel-good show, enjoyed; tnx, TRSW (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED.``Glenn, regarding European longwave: Czech Radio on 270
is still there, as heard on the UTwente SDR. Will be shut down at the
end of 2021.
I'm sometimes able to hear extremely faint audio on 279 via UTwente.
Not sure if it's Turkmenistan or just an image. Conflicting info about
whether this transmitter is still active. Definitely was able to hear
it a few years ago after the Minsk co-channel shut down.
Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas``
Altho Turkmenistan is hardly in `East Asia and the Pacific`, that`s
the LW/MW list where 279 appears in the HB, page 534. The only other
additional LW there are MONGOLIA on 164, 209, 227. IIRC both these and
279 have come under DXcussion as sporadic or defective. BTW, altho
larger than California in area, Turkmenistan occupies only 3.5 column
inches in the Domestic sexion of WRTH, a few FM stations, and no entry
in the International (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report despatched at 0349 UT February 13