From: Glenn Hauser via Hard-Core-DX
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2023 3:05 AM
Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs May 25, 2023
GUAM. 15680, May 25 at 1540, KSDA only frequency audible into Japan
SDR, S9+30/40. Seems they have only one transmitter going; AWR ID,
Pune address and phone number in scheduled Kannada; 1559 S/off in
English, never mentions call letters KSDA, power as 100,000 watts.
WRTH 2023 shows KSDA has 5 x 100 kW. Scheduled next at 1600 on 12080
but not on air.
Also at 1536 May 25, no scheduled frequencies from KTWR to be heard.
WRTH says they have 1 x 100 and 2 x 250 kW. Jose Jacob, India heard
from KTWR that they were closing down before the typhoon, everyone OK
afterwards but as of May 25 not yet safe to work on antennas (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2192)
This report dispatched at 0105 UT May 26
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GUAM 13740 kHz Trans World Radio (Agana - sic - rather Merizo GUM site)
at 1413 UT in listed Vasavi language, giving contact info, off at 1414 UT.
- Fair, May 22.
15670 kHz Adventist World Radio (Agat site) on at 1530 UT "This is
Adventist World Radio ... you are listening to ... English program...",
man and woman with introductions, hymn. - Poor, May 22.
(Harold Sellers, Vernon-BC-CAN, ODXA / wor May 22)
9320 kHz KTWR Merizo in Korean, OFF air, due of hurricane disaster break,
at 1400-1515 UT on May 25;
15670 kHz off air on 15.53 UT on May 25, wb.
GUAM Nothing at 20:10 UT May 24 from KSDA Agat Guam on 9890 kHz.
Not surprising. 73, Walter Salmaniw-BC-CAN, wor May 24.
Re: KSDA AWR Agat 9890 kHz missing.
Well, my next check at 2340 UT, 17700 kHz was on with Chinese into South
Korea SDR as sked this hour. Of course, AWR might switch to some other
transmitter site if KSDA disabled. Now both KSDA and KTWR are scheduled
to be off the air until 1000 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor May 24)
GUAM [and non] 9890 kHz May 23 at 1955 UT, tune in one of two KiwiSDRs
in Korea South, for KSDA, AWR scheduled to start a new day at 20-21 UT in
Korean. Cuts on air at *1957UT with incredible S=9+60dB carrier, some dips
to only +45dB. 1959 UT my "Optimum" internet drops out, and not back until
2001 UT when I'm on the other KS SDR where it's much weaker and noisier,
but underway in Korean with AWR mentions, perhaps for the last time ?
Since a super-typhoon is heading toward Guam Pacific and expected to hit
Wednesday May 24 afternoon, circa 04 UT. As soon as we got this story via
A monster typhoon is barreling toward a US territory with deadly winds and
25-foot storm surge.
By Derek Van Dam, CNN Meteorologist. Published 10:47 AM EDT, Tue May 23.
Super Typhoon Mawar is barreling toward Guam on Tuesday, threatening to
slam into the US territory as the strongest storm there in more than
60 years. The typhoon, which has strengthened rapidly in recent days, is
posing a "triple threat" of devastation including deadly winds equivalent
to a category 5 hurricane, exceptional storm surge and torrential rain-
fall, according to the National Weather Service office in Guam ...
I started replying:
I was going to suggest monitoring KTWR & KSDA whether they be blown off
both totally worthless for any LOCAL news about Guam. WRTH Update
has nothing under Guam. Instead they are mixed in with other TWR and
AWR sites under Singapore and USA respectively. If anyone can find or
compile KTWR-only or KSDA-only transmission skeds, please do so.
Perhaps most convenient will be EiBi database by time:
For KTWR, search on KTWR, to find it is OFF the air between 1630 and 1000.
For KSDA, search on GUM-a,which is OFF the air at 1830-2000 and 0000-1000.
Not considering day of week variations.
So first up will be KSDA at 20-21 UT in Korean on 9890 kHz.
Glenn, 1833 UT
There is one public radio station, KPRG
and its stream is working
I have not investigated for commercial stations. There are many more
utility transmitters which you can find on EiBi by searching merely GUM
There are no KiwiSDRs to be found on Guam by searching or on the world
I do not see any explicitly local news on the schedule which is UT+10hrs,
but I suppose there may be some such inserts during NPR programs such as
ATC. Here & Now is currently running at 6-8 am. Glenn
KPRG did not occupy the optional cutaway in NPR news at 1904 UT, but stay-
ed with NPR news until 1906 UT. Also, I see that KPRG does not carry NPR
Morning Edition which would start around local midnight, but rather BBCWS.
Arthur Pozner replies: Radio-locator.com has 21 local stations listed
for Guam. Most of them appear to have live links.
And Jose Jacob, India: Hello Glenn,
KSDA A23 Schedule is in my site:
KTWR A23 Schedule is in my site:
Gary Pence says at 2059UT: Glenn, The radar shows they're getting into it.
I can only hope it moves quickly; the slower it moves or stalls awhile,
more damage and destruction occurs. Gary
So we're all set to follow what happen to Guam and its stations.
SAIPAN & TINIAN with USAGM SW stations are not far away to the North, and
might also be affected. What hath god wrought?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor May 24 - 25)
GUAM News from KTWR, May 24. Latest report from KTWR. Staff are safe.
Max wind gust of 108 mph recorded in weather station on one of the towers.
Getting the southern end of the storm. Thank you for your concerns and
prayers. Lauren Libby (Via DRM India group)
(Thanking you, Jose Jacob, VU2JOS, wor 24)
GUAM [and non] Shortly after my previous report about imminent typhoon
strike affecting SW stations KSDA and KTWR, these further posts to WOR
iog, May 23/24:
From Jose Jacob-IND, to the wor iog; at 0250 UT May 24: " KTWR will be
silent today also. Message from KTWR. The station will be silent tonight
also. Typhoon Mawar should make maximum impact to Guam today.
At 1150 UTC KSDA heard on 15210 kHz but not scheduled 11855, 15500 ?
1230 UTC: 15430 missing, 15710 heard. 1300 UTC: 12055 15505 missing.
15550 tx coming and going. KSDA 1330 UTC: all 15255 15430 15550 missing
today. Thanking you, Yours sincerely, Jose Jacob, VU2JOS,
National Institute of Amateur Radio, Hyderabad, India, <www.niar.org>"
I'm not trying South Korea SDR until 1548 UT when it's getting nothing
from KSDA on 15615, 15670 or 15680 kHz - as sked.
Nor anything from KTWR on 9900 kHz, nor after 1600 UT on 12080 kHz. Now
that the storm has passed, to discover whether they can resume normal ops,
or damaged and/or powerless.
Details in this story with a 2+ minute audiovideo:
It seems the eye passed just north of Guam,so it could have been worse for
the SW stations and everyone. Are the SW sites in the southern half of
Guam ? Seemingly for KSDA which FCC puts at 13-20 N, while Guam in general
is at 13-26 N according to a web search showing extreme decimal detail
without specifying exactly what part of Guam that be.
KTWR Merizo, Guam
13 16 41 N 144 40 27 E
KSDA - Facpi Point, Guam
13 20 28 N 144 39 09 E
15450 1000-1100 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Chi Agat 1-7
12030 1030-1100 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Tag Agat 23457
12030 1030-1100 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Ilo Agat 16
17720 1030-1100 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Mon Agat 1-7
15500 1100-1130 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Ind Agat 1-7
11855 1100-1200 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Chi Agat 1-7
15210 1100-1200 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Chi Agat 1-7
15500 1130-1200 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Sun Agat 1357
15500 1130-1200 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Jav Agat 246
15710 1200-1230 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Chi Agat 67
15710 1200-1230 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Amo Agat 12345
15430 1230-1300 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Tia Agat 1-7
15710 1230-1300 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Chi Agat 6
15710 1230-1300 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Can Agat 1-57
12055 1300-1330 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Kac Agat 1-7
15505 1300-1330 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Ash Agat 1-7
15550 1300-1330 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Khm Agat 1-7
15255 1330-1400 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Kok Agat 1-7
15430 1330-1400 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Kha Agat 1-7
15550 1330-1400 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Hmo Agat 56
15550 1330-1400 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Ind Agat 237
15550 1330-1400 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Ass Agat 14
11795 1400-1430 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Kar Agat 1-7
12065 1400-1430 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Ash Agat 1-7
15440 1400-1430 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Chi Agat 1-7
11795 1430-1500 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Kar Agat 1-7
15215 1500-1530 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Kan Agat 1-7
15615 1530-1600 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Guj Agat 1-7
15670 1530-1600 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Tib Agat 56
15670 1530-1600 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Eng Agat 12347
15680 1530-1600 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Kan Agat 1-7
12080 1600-1630 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Tel Agat 1-7
15360 1630-1700 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Sin Agat 1357
15360 1630-1700 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Pas Agat 246
11955 1630-1730 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Kor Agat 1-7
15530 1730-1830 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Kor Agat 1-7
9700 2000-2100 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Kor Agat 1-7
11750 2100-2200 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Chi Agat 1-7
11749.997 kHz on air at 21.10 UT on May 26
15320 2200-2230 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Nga Agat 1-7
15320 2200-2230 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Nga Agat 1-7
15440 2200-2230 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Sun Agat 2467
15440 2200-2230 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Eng Agat 135
15685 2200-2300 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Vie Agat 1-7
15320 2230-2300 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Jav Agat 1-7
15440 2230-2300 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Ind Agat 1-7
17700 2300-2400 GUM KSDA-Adventist World R.G Chi Agat 1-7
15320 2330-2400 GUM ADVENTIST WORLD R. Tha Agat 12346
11965 1000-1015 GUM KTWR GUAM Jav Merizo 7
11965 1000-1015 GUM KTWR GUAM Ind Merizo 1
11965 1000-1030 GUM KTWR GUAM Mad Merizo 23456
11965 1015-1030 GUM KTWR GUAM Bal Merizo 1
11965 1015-1030 GUM KTWR GUAM Sun Merizo 7
11965 1030-1045 GUM KTWR GUAM Jav Merizo 7
11965 1030-1100 GUM KTWR GUAM Sun Merizo 23456
11965 1030-1100 GUM KTWR GUAM Ind Merizo 1
11965 1045-1100 GUM KTWR GUAM Ind Merizo 7
15310 1045-1100 GUM KTWR GUAM Do You Know Mon Merizo TX7 2-7
12120 1057-1127 GUM KTWR GUAM (DRM) Chi Merizo 7
15310 1100-1114 GUM KTWR GUAM Do You Know Mon Merizo 1-7
11965 1100-1115 GUM KTWR GUAM Eng Merizo 1
11965 1100-1145 GUM KTWR GUAM Eng Merizo 23456
11965 1115-1130 GUM KTWR GUAM Mal Merizo 7
12160 1115-1145 GUM KTWR GUAM Hui Merizo TX7 1-7
9910 1128-1145 GUM KTWR GUAM Eng Merizo 1
9910 1128-1230 GUM KTWR GUAM (DRM) Jpn Merizo 7
9910 1145-1200 GUM KTWR GUAM Macedonian Cal Chi Merizo 1
12160 1145-1200 GUM KTWR GUAM Do You Know Hak Merizo TX7 1-7
9910 1158-1214 GUM KTWR GUAM God Remembers Chi Merizo 1-6
9975 1200-1215 GUM KTWR GUAM Do You Know Chi Merizo TX7 1-7
12040 1200-1215 GUM KTWR GUAM Bur Merizo 1
12160 1200-1215 GUM KTWR GUAM Do You Know Chi Merizo TX7 1-7
12040 1200-1230 GUM KTWR GUAM Bur Merizo 2-7
9975 1215-1230 GUM KTWR GUAM Do You Know Nos Merizo TX7 2-7
12160 1215-1230 GUM KTWR GUAM Do You Know Nos Merizo TX7 2-7
9910 1215-1245 GUM KTWR GUAM (DRM) Chi Merizo 2
9910 1215-1245 GUM KTWR GUAM Women of Hope Chi Merizo 1
9975 1215-1245 GUM KTWR GUAM(Friendship Rad Jpn Merizo 1
12040 1215-1245 GUM KTWR GUAM Sga Merizo 1
12040 1230-1300 GUM KTWR GUAM Sga Merizo 23456
11550 1230-1315 GUM KTWR GUAM Vie Merizo 7
11550 1245-1300 GUM KTWR GUAM Vie Merizo 1
11590 1245-1300 GUM FEBA Radio India Mal Merizo 567
11590 1245-1300 GUM FEBA Radio India Eng Merizo TX6 1234
13660 1245-1300 GUM KTWR GUAM Dzo Merizo 7
13660 1245-1300 GUM KTWR GUAM Man Merizo 1
13740 1245-1300 GUM KTWR GUAM Eng Merizo 23456
9975 1300-1315 GUM KTWR GUAM The Word Today Chi Merizo TX6 1
11590 1300-1315 GUM FEBA Radio India Hin Merizo 23456
13740 1300-1315 GUM KTWR GUAM Des Merizo 7
13740 1300-1315 GUM KTWR GUAM Bha Merizo 1
9975 1300-1335 GUM KTWR GUAM Chi Merizo TX6 23456
13740 1300-1339 GUM KTWR GUAM Hin Merizo 23456
9320 1314-1345 GUM KTWR GUAM Kor Merizo 23456
9975 1315-1330 GUM KTWR GUAM Hope for Today Chi Merizo TX6 17
11590 1315-1330 GUM FEBA Radio India Bha Merizo 1
9320 1315-1345 GUM KTWR GUAM Eng Merizo 7
9975 1330-1345 GUM KTWR GUAM Macedonian Cal Chi Merizo TX6 7
9975 1335-1345 GUM KTWR GUAM Do You Know Can Merizo TX6 23456
9320 1345-1400 GUM KTWR GUAM Kor Merizo 1-7
13740 1400-1415 GUM KTWR GUAM Har Merizo 1
13740 1400-1415 GUM KTWR GUAM Ori Merizo 7
13740 1400-1415 GUM KTWR GUAM Mar Merizo 4
13740 1400-1415 GUM KTWR GUAM Maw Merizo 56
13740 1400-1415 GUM KTWR GUAM Vas Merizo 23
9320 1400-1515 GUM KTWR GUAM Kor Merizo 1-7
11590 1415-1445 GUM KTWR GUAM Uyg Merizo TX7 2345
11590 1445-1500 GUM KTWR GUAM Do You Know Kaz Merizo TX7 1-7
15390 1500-1545 GUM KTWR GUAM (DRM) Eng Merizo 1
9900 1502-1601 GUM Living Water Ministry Kor Merizo 34567
9320 1515-1545 GUM KTWR GUAM Kor Merizo 127
15390 1515-1545 GUM KTWR GUAM (DRM) Eng Merizo 3456
9900 1516-1616 GUM Living Water Ministry Kor Merizo 3456
9900 1545-1616 GUM Living Water Ministry Kor Merizo 7
15205 1600-1630 GUM KTWR GUAM (DRM) Tam Merizo 1
(Aoki userlist_1 Perseus SDR, time sorted)
The Northern Mariana Islands were also in the typhoon area so USAGM trans-
mitters on SAIPAN Agingan Point and TINIAN island need to be checked out.
Their extensive skeds mixed in with all the other USAGM sites:
My first check of those is at 2030 UT May 24, when only two are scheduled,
in Chinese, 9535 & 6080 kHz. Into SouthKorea SDR remotedly both are do-
minated by Firedragon music, CC talk is definitely under 9535 kHz at
S=9+60dB, and I think also 6080 kHz at S7, which are Saipan and Tinian,
respectively. So those two sites remain operational - unless other sites
have been substituted immediately.
At 2320 UT into South Korea SDR, checking all the NMI frequencies sked
until 2330 or 2400 UT: 15555 kHz Saipan Chinese on with CNR1 jamming;
11700 kHz Tinian Tibetan only; 13715 kHz Saipan Khmer only; 12140 kHz
Tinian Khmer not heard.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor May 24)
from archive, Saipan Agingan Point, former KHBI facility:
IBB txion schedule, A-99 / M-99 summer, effective March 28, 1999
VoA Agingan Point, Saipan (xKHBI), 100 kW 190 degr.
9355 1100-1300 En 240 degr INS 9355 1300-1400 En 285 SoAS
11660 0900-1000 Ru 340 RUS 11660 1000-1100 En 310 CHN
13820 1800-1900 En 300 SoAS 15665 0900-1100 En 300 CHN
(IBB schedule, June 1999)
SAIPAN 15280 QSL: Radio Nederland's Indonesian Service via Agingan
Point Transmitter. Full data (with site indicated) Card 2 - 'Radio
Nederland's World Wide Building' QSL Card. This for Postal Report.
Reply in 12 days.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN, dxld Dec 20, 2009)
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLS IBB "Very Much Interested In Negotiating A New
Lease" for Northern Mariana Shortwave Site(s).
The Department of Public Lands said the International Broadcasting Bureau
"is very much interested in negotiating a new lease" with DPL for the same
property it's been leasing.
Acting DPL secretary Pedro I. Itibus said this in a response letter to
Rep. Stanley Torres (Ind-Saipan), who was following up on the status of
the IBB lease. Torres had said DPL has been losing out on IBB's low rental
rate. Back in February, the House passed a resolution requesting DPL to
"officially investigate and rectify the flawed lease agreement" between
DPL and IBB, and renegotiate the agreement "and seek back payment for
previous years of rental at a lower than appraised rental value that IBB
has been paying since the lease expired in 2006."
Itibus told Torres in a June 9 letter that representatives from the
Broadcasting Board of Governors/U.S. IBB "presented their proposed
additions/revisions of the first draft of the lease agreement DPL provided
to the BBG/IBB."
(Saipan_Tribune, 21 June, 2011, Haidee V. Eugenio)
IBB has two shortwave transmitter sites in the Northern Mariana Islands,
one on Saipan, and one on Tinian. Unsure if this refers to one of the
sites (Rep. Torres represents Saipan), or both. See previous post about
( <kimandrewelliott.com> via dxld June 23, 2011)
MRA - IBB Saipan Agignan Point, three curtain arrays visible on 2009
image in G.E.
15 07 16.65 N 145 41 34.07 E
EMR - short ElectroMagnetic Radiation distance ...
...and Agingan Point Hotel 77 meters distance away of the curtain tower
Why IBB do not rent former KFBS Marpi (FEBC) site ?
15 16 11.50 N 145 47 54.89 E
MRA - IBB Tinian 11 + 2 curtains, visible in 2005 year.
15 02 53.41 N 145 36 25.37 E
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