** COLOMBIA. 6016.704, May 27 at 0631, carrier S8/S2, on such a split
frequency surely the pirate Organización Radial El Prado. And Ron
Howard confirms that: ``COLOMBIA. 6016.68, pirate station -
Organización Radial El Prado (thanks again to Rafael Rodríguez R.
[Colombia] for the ID), 0550+ UT, May 27 (Saturday). LA songs;
frequent, brief announcer; 0632, ended audio (open carrier/dead air);
transmitter off at 0634; no choral National Anthem before going off
today; poor reception. This station seems to favor weekend
broadcasting?`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** COLOMBIA. 10125 CW, May 27 at 0635, no signal from HK3QQ, which had
been regular and not always relogged, purveying partly erroneous
keyboard letters slowly in sequence. Nor any Oz hams on USB now (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 11670, May 27 at 0644, RHC English, S9/+10 with some squeal.
All the 6`s are off so also their possible harmonix. This fundamental
in Spanish is supposed to turn off much earlier. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** GUAM. Re 15680, the only KSDA frequency I have been hearing on air
until 1600, Jose Jacob, India, has monitored the complete schedule and
confirmed only one at all times, two others missing: ``LATEST
monitored schedule of KSDA Adventist World Radio, Guam after Cyclone
Mawar damaged the area is in
-- Thanking you, Yours sincerely, Jose Jacob, VU2JOS`` on the WOR iog
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** GUAM. Re KTWR missing all frequencies since Mawar, John the VORW
reports to WOR iog: ``I found this on the TWR Facebook Page - in
regards to the status of KTWR, it reads as follows:
"Typhoon Mawar has left the Pacific island of Guam, and as we’ve
shared previously, TWR staff and their families stayed safe.
However, damage to the facilities of KTWR, our shortwave station on
the island, was worse than originally believed, and members of our TWR
family on Guam are in the midst of a difficult situation. Challenging
days lie ahead, and your prayer support is greatly needed.
Grant Hodgins, station director at KTWR, and two key members of the
team were able to reach the station on Thursday morning. Although it
was still too windy for a close inspection, it was apparent that all
five of our antennas sustained damage, Hodgens reported.
KTWR uses shortwave signals to reach a large swath of Asia with the
gospel message, and because of the nature of shortwave, the programs
are aired at night. But for the third night in a row, KTWR was unable
to broadcast on Thursday night.
The team planned to regather at 9 a.m. Friday – 7 p.m. Thursday in the
Eastern U.S. – to determine next steps. A key issue will be Antenna 1,
which is a total loss, Hodgins said.
The families of TWR personnel are all accounted for and are doing
okay. Still, most have no power or water. Staff on Thursday were
focused primarily on caring for their families.
To be sure, the impact could have been much worse. As the typhoon
approached Guam, the southern section that includes KTWR was in line
for a direct hit. We asked for prayer, you responded, and we watched
in wonder as our Father pushed the storm northward at the last minute.
We sustained a glancing blow instead of a direct hit.
But a glancing blow from a Category 4 storm is a serious matter.
Please continue to be in prayer for our TWR family on Guam and the
173,000 residents of the island, all of whom have been affected.
Please also pray that we’ll soon be able to resume programming to the
listeners across Asia for whom TWR is a spiritual lifeline."
Included in the post is a photograph of a damaged antenna.
All the best, John, Orlando, Florida`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NORTH AMERICA. 7400, May 27 circa 0630, still no signal from pirate
R. Vostochnaya Zvezda. Lucas Bandura updates the WOR iog about this
``Re: [WOR] Radio Vostochnaya Zvezda 7400 AM off air --- The operator
has built another a transmitter for 7400 kHz. He is running it into a
dummy load for now to test it. His latest message on the HF
Underground discord was “anyone know if it is normal that the audio is
quieter than normal when running into a dummy load? for AM mode. just
doing some final tests now before going on air. need to make sure
everything works properly.”
He was originally going to use 4 MHz, which I said would be pointless
due to the poor range (he was barely heard when he was using 4015
USB). He also considered 13.95 MHz for broadcasting to Japan, but he
doesn’t have a transmitter for that frequency right now. He changed
his station name to Kawaii FM (FMのかわいい) and the new format will be
Japanese music.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2192 monitoring: confirmed UT
Saturday May 27 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, S9+10 direct but with heavy
storm noise level [HSNL]. And still not on 7730. I also check some
remotes: New Hampshire has continuous ute roar atop 5850 and not on
5845 or 5855! None such audible direct or into Missouri SDR.
I was about to remark that the R. Angela WBCQ airing UT Sats at 0400
was always right on time --- but not tonight. On 5130 -23 Hz -
5129.977 into Maryland SDR, `FTIOM` is running late until WOR can
start at 0406 May 27. Glad we still made it on, but not glad
transmitter cut off at 0432*, 3 minutes before I could finish. What
was the problem. UB Tilford replies: ``Had to reload broadcast file
into the system due to an upload glitch, whole broadcast started late.
System unfortunately went off at normal cutoff time. Sorry about
Also confirmed Saturday May 27 after 1600 on WRN streams. No connexion
at first so I thought may have changed, but still:
Also confirmed Saturday May 27 from 1929 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, S9+15
by groundwave into nearby SDR. Next:
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE [and 7730?]
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0245vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0457]
1330 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE [NEW]
[also phonecast, webcast][jammed by Cuba?]
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
Updated May 27
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support is appreciated; thanks this week to Steve Zimmerman, West
Allis, WI, for a generous US$ check to Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid
Or via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 1946 UT May 27