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Glenn Hauser logs April 5-7, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, April 07 2020

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.97-CUSB, April 7 at 1420 tune-in past 1435+, JBA
carrier direct over the almost all-water path from Esperanza to Enid,
as I have not been able to detect for some time amid several special
LRA-36 transmissions; it`s about equivalent to 15825 WWCR normal
signal now without any sporadic-E boost.

By 1452 I`m on the Campo Brasil KiwiSDR for poor partially readable
signal: mainly two YL voices, with saludos; 1456 song; 1502 contact
info; then my pause for breakfast of waffle; 1531 music; 1536 echo
feedback announcement, deliberate? more song; 1540 ID, contact info;
1552 fading up a bit stronger, song; 1556 full ID, and bit of English
in a song about telephone; 1603 sounds like an old-time-radio clip,
1606 gone and apparently not coming back. Anyway, used up my 60-minute
per day limit on this SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. Correxion: the UT Friday time is 2005 not 2300; fixed:
Updating WORLD OF RADIO times on World FM, and webcasts, with DST off
in NZ as of April 5: all shifted one real UT hour later to: Thursday
0930 and 2300 UT; UT Friday 2005. Unfortunately due to my current
produxion schedule on Thursdays, the first two airings there are
almost a week old. Lots of other good programming; see:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SCOTLAND [non]. Correcting date on this: April 5, not 6, fixed:
5850 // 5010, UT Sun April 5 at 0100-0200, `Encore`
classical music reconfirmed on both WRMI frequencies...
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 11670, April 5 at 2152+, I mentioned as a poor signal of RHC
among others --- but as noted by wb and HFCC, Spain is now on 11670 in
A-20 like previous A-seasons instead of 11685 in Bs, for Africa. Not
clear yet whether Cuba have totally left 11670, or at least not
overlapping with Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. 7780 // 9395 // 5010, UT Tue April 7 at 0201, RTI
Spanish on three WRMI frequencies, but 5800 has gone off. Opening
announces that it`s the test program for Tuesday March 17!! Still
nothing new on these relays. All programs (ahem) should announce
original recording or airdates so we can keep track of them. Usual
delayed start following fragment of BZ ID and about a minute of music
before off-timesignal and opening. Subject already COVID 19
originating in Hubei province, ``continental China``, refuting Big Lie
that it`s a ``People`s Republic`` rather than a Commie dictatorship.

BTW, Dr Fauci, it`s Hoo-bay, not Hoo-by, but everything else he says
is of the greatest reliability. Should you rely on forever impeached
acting president Drumpf instead of him, you`ll be SORRY or even dead
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 359-MCW kHz, April 7 at 0622 UT, ND beacon SDR, which is 25
watts from Snyder, Texas, NW of Sweetwater, on US 84 toward Post and
Lubbock; 495 km away.

251-MCW kHz, April 7 at 0627 UT, NDB ID as AM, which is 100 watts from
Amarillo TX; seldom logged here at 400 km. Still gone is Stillwater
OK, SW from 255 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2028 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday April 7
at 0100 on WRMI 7780, good via UTwente SDR in Holland. Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) see also NEW ZEALAND

** U S A. 7780, UT Tue April 7 at 0130, WRMI with a ``pilot program``
of music; intro gives what sounds like a callsign to be looked up on
FB --- but not if you can`t be sure of the letters or join the
disgraced group. Maybe WVZJ or something fonetikaly similar. Also
promises a ``surprise`` at the end of the program, so I retune at 0157
and hear nothing but music, until, surprise, cut off for Rudy Espinal
ID at 0159.5. What is this? I heard the same thing exactly two weeks
ago on UT Tue March 24. WRMI skedgrid shows Wavescan at 0130 Tue not
only on 5010 // 5850 as reconfirmed, but also 7780 which is the way I
entered it on DX/SWL/MEDIA programs (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Level 5 strong tropo bullseye right over central OK
predicted by Hepburn, so I hasten to bandscan, April 7 from 1545 UT.
Almost all ``open`` DX channels have a BAD signal on them, in the
repack range, plus 45 no doubt still KOTV Tulsa; except nothing on 34
and 9; and two `local` OKC channels are BAD, caused by DX QRM, 7 and
15. 15 would most likely be KSNW Wichita, ex-45. 7: full-powers still
exist in Hays and Pittsburg KS; Amarillo, Austin, Odessa, Tyler TX
plus numerous low-powers; nothing in OK except KOCO.

I sit on RF 32 which shows signs of reaching decode threshold, and it
does briefly at 1620, with a CW 33 bug in LR, and PSIP as 33-1 KDAF-DT
--- that`s 780 kW in Dallas TX; gone before I can check out its

RF 26, April 7 at 1625, this one decodes as 24-1 FOX, which isn`t very
helpful, but must be 350 kW from the opposite direxion, KSAS-TV
Wichita; subs are 24-2 TBD and 24-3 Comet; contrary to W9WI.com which
has 24-2 as GetTV. The only other 24-1 Fox on RF 26 is Macon GA, no
way here (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1709 UT April 7


Glenn Hauser logs April 5-6, 2020  View Printable Version 
Monday, April 06 2020

** ANGUILLA. 11775 nor 6090, April 5, it`s dawning on me that the
so-called Caribbean Beacon has not been heard for a while, a week or
more. Easy to miss due to convoluted ``schedule``. Mark Coady on the
ODXA iog April 5:

``A fellow ham radio operator from Peterborough, Ontario, winters for
over a month or two with his wife on the island of Anguilla. They
recently had their first cases of the COVID-19 virus on the island,
apparently brought in by recent tourists from the US and his return
flight has been cancelled.

On top of not knowing when he can come home, he noted that he hasn't
heard the Caribbean Beacon on 1610 lately and I haven't heard them on
shortwave either. Pastor Melissa Scott is still on WWCR but I wonder
if the Caribbean Beacon is another COVID-19 casualty for now. Has
anyone been hearing them on 6090 or 11775 lately?`` 1610 has been off
for a long time (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15370, April 5 at 2152, RHC is S9 of dead air; also 13740
S9+20 but cut off at 2153*. 11850 DA. 11880 DA at S8, this one warming
up prior to nominal 2200 start, but what about the others? Spanish
tarde supposedly starts at 2100, already modulating `Formalmente
Informal` show on 11760 and much weaker 11670; at 2158, 9640 is too
but suptorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** CUBA. 11760, Sunday April 5 at 2254, second play of `En Contacto` I
make a point of hearing, trying to copy details missed earlier tnx to
Arnie`s hard-to-understand speech. The azimuth for 6145 he might have
said 335 instead of 325 degrees (treinta sounds a lot like veinte),
and still unreadable that for 6000. Closing credits uttered by the one
who speaks, sounds like Yalina Cascaret, but no certainty about either
spelling, instead of Marta Rios. This via Alexandria SDR, arriving
somewhat distorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Searching for
name on website goes nowhere.

As for the azimuths, no RHC at all in boycotted HFCC; EiBi doesn`t
deal with them at all; so that leaves Aoki/NDXC, FWIW. A-20 admits RHC
info is still from B-19: 6000, 10 degrees from Quivicán; 6165, 340
degrees from Bauta. Yes, ``6165`` as NDXC never caught up with that
change to 6145 months ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6200, April 6 at 0551, JBA carrier, possibly leapfrog mixing
product of RHC 6000 over 6100 another 100 kHz higher; but only if both
now be really from same site rather than Titán and Bauta. Only thing
listed is Lhasa, but midday there. 6000 is S9+20/30 not undermodulated
for a change yet somewhat distorted; 6100 is S9+10/20 (Glenn Hauser,

** NEW ZEALAND. Updating WORLD OF RADIO times on World FM, and
webcasts, with DST off in NZ as of April 5: all shifted one real UT
hour later to: Thursday 0930 and 2300 UT; UT Friday 2300.
Unfortunately due to my current produxion schedule on Thursdays, the
first two airings there are almost a week old (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6936-USB, April 5 at 2143, ``whether you like it or
not, we`re with you again --- Col-Virus 19``, song, 2156 still on with
music; S6. Earlier than pirates usually heard here 3+ hours before
sunset. Many more logs here:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4955-USB, April 6 at 0327, tnx to tip on the WOR iog
from Mick Delmage who was getting a good signal in Alberta: good also
to Ohio SDR I bring up quickly, hard rock, then jazz; 0335 Mix ID,
0346 ``Mix Radio International Worldwide``, quick YL IDs every few
minutes as music runs on; 0350 heavy echoes on ID; 0355 another, but
cut off at 0359*. So much for Amauta (the legal Peruvian sporadically?
active on 4955). Mix first reported here at 2345 but none as late as
we heard it:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 6100, April 6 at 0059, RRI is S9+20 on NF in Romanian to
North America at 00-02; 0100 a bit of classical music but into
discussion of Estonian-Romanian relations; found // 7420 at 0112. This
bihour should also include a good variety of music from domestic
service (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17615.064, April 6 at 1447, S5-S6 with music probably
Qur`an, as this always-offfrequency makes a showing despite no
registrations and nothing audible on 17660, 17705 or 17895; would be
the OSOB except for JBA 17630 CRI Mali.

Others have monitored extensively to confirm most but not all
previously scheduled KSA broadcasts are still running, notably WOR iog
members Dr Hansjoerg Biener and Wolfgang Bueschel; not including
French, per Antoello Napolitano:

``Any idea for the French broadcast scheduled at 1355-1600 on 17660
kHz? I tried a number of times in the last days but nothing was
detected. This has been quite regular for years so I am wondering if
they stopped broadcasting in French (the only European language still
used by Saudi Radio on shortwaves) or simply moved to a new
frequency. I confirm, instead, the broadcast in Indonesian on 21670
kHz heard here in the South Italy on 4th April at 1017`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SCOTLAND [non]. 5850 // 5010, UT Sun April 6 at 0100-0200, `Encore`
classical music reconfirmed on both WRMI frequencies.

(7490v) WBCQ webcast, UT Monday April 6 at 0000, after `Le Show` and a
minute of dead air, ``William Tell Overture`` starts, so after a
couple bonus weeks, Encore has been replaced by an Available Time
Slot, primarily filled by AAAWWW; however at 0050 recheck there is
music so must not have been an AW hosted show.

9455, UT Mon April 6 at 0200-0259, `Encore` via WRMI, good signal into
remotes in NY state; website playlist still for last week (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5900, April 6 at 0103, Brother Scare on VP
signal. Who needs it, with multiple WRMI, WBCQ, WWCR frequencies? HFCC
shows BULGARIA available 24 hours with 250 kW on 306 beam toward
WEu/NWAf, not NAm in same azimuth; but Aoki/NDXC shows TOM at 23-02,
50 kW at 126 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. 5800, April 6 at 0101, RTI Spanish via WRMI on this
frequency only, no //s heard. Supposed to be inauguration of new relay
after test phase, but unknown whether it`s really a new show yet.

Repeat of 0200 checked at 0218 via various E USA remotes, to find RTI
on *four* frequencies: 5010, 5800, 7780, 9395! 5010 goes off at 0230*
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also: USA WRMI

** U K [non]. 9615, April 6 at 1529, 1 kHz tone, then 1530 Korean at
S5-S7. That`s the start time for BBC`s recently inaugurated tri-hour
for North Korea, and indeed that`s it, on the ubiquitous 21-degree
antenna from USAGM Tinang, PHILIPPINES and onward USward (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7340-7345-7350, April 5 at 2141, DRM noise already from
Radio Martí, before any AM frequencies come up on this band. In fact,
per HFCC this starts at *1700, until 0200* --- but labeled as D for
analog rather than N for digital! Nominal 50 kW from GB site =
Grimesland NC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2028 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday April 6
at 0130 on WRMI 7780 only, no longer one or two additionals altho some
seem available;

Also confirmed UT Mon April 6 on WRMI 7780 again, only.

Also confirmed UT Mon April 6 at 0300 on Area 51 5130 WBCQ.

Also confirmed UT Mon April 6 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, good at Bogotá

Also confirmed Monday April 6 at 1800.6 on IRRS 7290, VG via UTwente
SDR following: 1758 jazz fill, 1759 switch to bit of rock song; 1759.6
canned ID claiming incorrectly that this is compatible USB rather than
full AM DSB; 1800 three headlines from Feature Story News, before WOR
start. Noticed at 1811 interruption in modulation if not transmission;
maybe others. 1829 cut off closing before I could finish with
``standard disclaimer`` (let me assure you it still applies!). Next:

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. What`s really on WRMI at 0130 UT Monday April 6?
5800 // 9395, Prague in English
5010 // 5850, fill music starting with ``Cayman Holiday``
7780, WORLD OF RADIO here only, poor; how about 5010 & 5850??
5950, SMTV?
7570 // 7730, TOMBS
9455, Oldies
9955, `Wavescan` about Greenland

At 0230:
5800, Wavescan
5850 // 9395, rock music, oldies?
5950 & 9955 unknown
7780, WORLD OF RADIO 2028, VG via NY remote on this frequency only
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also SCOTLAND [non], TAIWAN [non]

** U S A. 9330, April 6 at 0101, WLCR via WBCQ is still on here rather
than A-20 registered 6195 for this hour; and still no sign of the
other non-9330 frequencies unattainable (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15745-15750-15755, April 6 at 1532, poor DRM noise from
WINB; was not audible at all at 1440 tho supposedly runs 11-17 UT M-F
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15545.445-USB approx, April 6 at 1442, JBA 2-way seems
Spanish but not certain; INTRUDERS may have a thing for ``cute``
frequency choices (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 18155.9-USB, April 5 at 2145, ham reminiscing about
equipment of yesteryear.

18137-USB, April 5 at 2146, ham in Italian but probably not Italy;
pileup replies, one in Spanish; handles are Giovanni and Nando. Soon
they finish with 73s and NO IDs.

I am logging these merely to note that the 18 MHz band is open at
least NorthAmerically, by HF sporadic E; but not the 21 MHz band.

Lower band nearby broadcasters are however also getting Es boosts far
beyond their normal JBA levels: 15610 WEWN S9+25; 15555-U WJHR even
S9+10; 15825 WWCR squealing S9+25; 15770 WRMI S9+25; 13845 WWCR S9+35
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2034 UT April 6


Glenn Hauser logs April 4-5, 2020  View Printable Version 
Sunday, April 05 2020


Hi Glenn, My latest Hitlist update.

1) Updated UTC offsets for New Zealand
2) France - RFI: Updated links (due to redesign of RFI website)
3) France - TDF: Updated link to TDF Transmission schedule for A20
4) Germany - MBR: Updated link to MBR Operational schedule for A20
5) New Zealand - RNZ: Relabelled RNZ International to read RNZ

Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be late
June. Best wishes and 73. Alan Roe, England, April 5

** CUBA [and non]. Further discussion on the IRCA iog about the 711
kHz carriers I have been reporting:

``What is being heard on 711 by east coast folks? Steve Ratzlaff Apr 2
#7576 --- Lately 711 and 891 are often equal strength hets. I only get
occasional traces of 711 audio, and lately not much more on 891. What
do you east coast folks normally hear on 711? Tnx. Steve in AZ``

``And, in Steve's case, as he was hearing Algeria on 891, maybe both
Cuba and Morocco? (though then there might be a subaudible heterodyne
as well. A late fade out time would eliminate Morocco, and MWoffsets
says that Morocco is a few Hertz low as well. The 711 that I see here
seems to be spot on channel. best wishes, Nick Hall-Patch, BC``

``Mauno_Ritola Apr 3 #7584 --- At 1525 Florida Perseus shows a carrier
on 711.001 kHz. Best regards, Mauno Ritola, Finland``

``Mark WA1ION Apr 3 #7587 --- Morocco (W. Sahara) in early (2300 UTC)
on east antenna with little on south antenna.

Cuban on both antennas later into the evening but better on south beam
not surprisingly. Cuba the only 711 post 0600 UT.

What anyone gets on 711 is a factor of time, location, propagation,
and antenna. I have not done precision frequency measurement on either
of the 711 signals recently though I suspect that Mauno will have all
the info here soon. Morocco (W. Sahara) used to be about 100 Hz high
but this is no longer the case. Mark Connelly, WA1ION | South
Yarmouth, MA | FN41vq`` (via Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, April 4 at 1917, RHC English is not distorted for a
change; a Jamaican loves Fidel. Distorted again next morning in
Spanish. Something`s usually wrong at RHC.

15140, April 5 at 1934, is OFF, only frequency scheduled during first
English hour of the day; 15370 is on, VG in French (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** CUBA. 13780 // 13700, the former with some hum, but no spurs
anywhere, Sunday April 5 at 1336, RHC `En Contacto` has just started.
This week it`s almost all Arnie talking about several subjects,
lickety-split pace tripping over his tongue and hard for me to follow,
while I can normally comprehend proper ``broadcast Spanish``.

Well-worn subject of his fascination with TTFD antennas resurges: they
are low-noise and good for T-E DX. Gives azimuths for English to N
America frequencies, 325 degrees on 6145, and couldn`t catch that for
6000. If so, 6145 should be heard a lot better here in the boresight.
Thought the YL announcer closing sounded like Marta Rios, but she
gives totally different strange name. 1348 finishes already, on to `En
Compañía del Doctor`, not topic-V but heart disease.

BTW, on the positive side, the current `Nova` on PBS is about a
possible immunotherapy cancer cure developed by Cuba; Americans
illegally go there for treatment (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, April 5 at 1358, S9+20 open carrier prior to CRI
relay, 1400 modulation comes up right on cue! CRI Plus opening with
news of China sending medical experts to help Philippines; somewhat
undermodulated but sufficient (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 11790.02 approx., April 5 at 1936, JBA talk. Only scheduled
is AWR in Fulfulde via ISS; not often so off-frequency (Glenn Hauser,

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, April 5 at 0001, rock and at 0010 ``You
are listening to the Wireless --- [something]``. 0015, ``W-T-F Radio
Worldwide`` [just the abbr.; meaning We`re The Finest?]. 0024, ``our
regularly scheduled program to be repeated for the west coast``, more
dense music until off at 0031*. More:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 5165-AM, April 5 at 0003, S7-S9 undermodulated talk.
These say it`s X-FM relay also on two other frequencies:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Doug Smith of W9WI.com replied March 30 on the
WTFDA Forum to my recent TVDX logs: 03-30-2020, 07:11 AM

``KSBI’s permanent antenna is at the same height as KWTV’s auxiliary
antenna. (I suspect it’s the same antenna) Because of their repack to
a significantly lower channel – 23 vs. 51 – they would have faced a
substantial power reduction. The FCC regards less power necessary to
achieve the same coverage on a lower channel. It appears KSBI chose to
take a height reduction instead. The channel 23 antenna is 331m above
average terrain; the channel 51 unit was 458m. Best I can tell this
change is permanent.

I would imagine the higher power yields a more interference-immune
signal for viewers in the immediate metropolitan OKC area, at the
expense of those of you a bit further away.

KOTV repacks in Phase 10. This begins May 2nd and runs through July
3rd. The coronavirus emergency has delayed some Phase 8 and 9 moves.
That’s likely to push back Phase 10, even if the virus is gone by

KPXJ is on the KTBS tower (on “KTBS Road”…) just east of Mooringsport,
LA. {Mooringsport is NW of Shreveport near the TX border, about
halfway to Vivian - Enid distance 340 miles = 547 km}

Regarding Escape on KDCU 31.3, this network somewhat unexpectedly
changed its name to Court TV Mystery early this year. Both this
channel and “regular” Court TV originate from the same firm..

KQCW is moving to a shared tower east of Tulsa. It’s currently home to
KJRH-2, KOTV-6, KOED-11, and co-owned FM stations KWTU-88.7 &

The “Enid” RF 9 permit has been superseded by channel 20. Doug Smith``
Many tnx, Doug! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 4 not checked until 2247 to find zero VOT
signal, so probably another day off for English at 2200. Something`s
always erroneous at Emirler.

[non]. As for the RTTY on 9830 which often runs past 2200, Zacharias
Liangas replies April 4: ``Hello, just to inform you that in this
frequency there is a FSK system called NAU from Isabela Puerto Rico
using standard baudot with 50 bd with FSK mode. I know that around 5
years ago the time I was listening to RTM on 9835, audible on local
nights here in Greece. Unfortunately there is no info on what is used
for`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WOR monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports:
Reception of World of Radio#2028 via WRMI-09 Okeechobee on April 4
1300-1330 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat, weak
Публикувано от Observer в 4:26 PM``.

Also confirmed UT Sunday April 5 at 0315 at midpoint on WA0RCR,
1860-AM, Wentzville MO, good via Peoria KiwiSDR, so started early
circa 0301. Next:

0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130.5 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 5800 to SSE [March 23 not 30; ??]
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5800, April 5 at 0550, S9+10 open carrier, surely WRMI-10,
which nominally closes at 0200; why now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, April 5 at 1445, WLCR via WBCQ-6 is off! Right at
Sunday-morning church-going time. What`s wrong?

9330, April 5 at 1930, WLCR is back on, poor, in Arabic?

That reminds me, HFCC A-20 registrations so some different frequencies
at certain hours, but has anyone axually heard them. I haven`t been
seeking directly, but no run-acrosses:

14-15 13590 English 300 degrees, only 250 kW;
15-19 15105 English 300 degrees, 250 kW;
19-20 12080 Spanish 76 degrees, 500 kW;
23-24 6195 Arabic, 81 degrees, 500 kW;
01-03 6195 Portuguese, 175 degrees, 500 kW;
Otherwise, 9330 at various angles. If not, we shall have to suspect
WBCQ be still unable to change away from 9330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Apr 5 at 0030 check, WTWW-2 with `TONITO` in
progress (Theatre Organ not in the Ozarx), so I switch to $ tereo
webcast. 0052 mixed with music are growls, from a cat?! 0055 Bob Heil
wraps up saying it was guest organist Len playing, 0056 back to rock
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re my remark about getting TA carrier on 657 instead of IBOC
noise from WSCR Chicago, Tom Jasinski, Joliet replies April 4:
``Glenn: The IBOC for WSCR 670 and WBBM 780 has been off for over a
month now. Both stations now share the same tower. Tom Jasinski`` ---
that`s also good for TA on 684 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5000+, by April 3, the FSK/RTTY QRM on the high side of
WWV, has gone away. Meanwhile, further discussion of it, first from
the MARE Tipsheet:

``Jamie Tolbert: I wonder if that’s the new stock exchange type
communications system that was on the 20m ham band last year; has to
do with the Chicago stock exchange. They didn’t seem to care they were
on 20m last year until someone told them about it.``

``Charles Gessner: I have been hearing it most of today. I started at
1630 UT-it was strong at my home in W.Pa. I then tried again at 0030
UT. It is still very strong. As said before someone has done a TDOA
direction finding study using online SDRs and determined that it was
on an azimuth northwards towards Chicago from Indiana. It is
continuous, that`s for sure. Oh well.``

And then on the WOR io group:
``Hmm. I just turned on my receiver here at 1425 UTC on Friday April
3rd, It appears that those FSK signals have disappeared. Strange how
that happened. I will check Facebook to see if anyone on the Short
Wave Listening group has any reports. I am hearing WWV on 5 MHz at a
solid S5 signal, with nothing else heard. 73 de Chuck W3ON Gessner``

``Whatever it was, it appears to be gone now at 1600 UTC on 3 April.
Early this morning, the signal reverted to a standard 850 Hz FSK
transmission, centered about 5.002 MHz, but I don’t hear it now in
upstate NY, or on any of the Kiwi network receivers that were
receiving it yesterday. Jim Barrett. Elmira NY``

``Apparently now solved but here’s a theory - Some years ago when I
was selling HF radios for commercial and government applications. We
had a customer that programmed one of their preset channels to exactly
10 MHz for receiving WWV for frequency calibration purposes. One day
there was a microprocessor glitch and the unit came up on on exactly
10 MHz and was key-down at 100W for several days. In those days the
FCC was a lot more active and tracked it down to the embarrassed
organization! Anyway, my theory is that something like that could have
happened here, this time to WWV on 5 MHz. Bob LaRose W6ACU San Diego``
(via Glenn Hauser, WOR)

This report despatched at 2006 UT April 5


World of Radio Hitlist update  View Printable Version 
Sunday, April 05 2020

Hi Glenn

My latest Hitlist update.

1) Updated UTC offsets for New Zealand
2) France - RFI: Updated links (due to redesign of RFI website)
3) France - TDF: Updated link to TDF Transmission schedule for A20
4) Germany - MBR: Updated link to MBR Operational schedule for A20
5) New Zealand - RNZ: Relabelled RNZ International to read RNZ Pacific

Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be late June.

Best wishes and 73
Alan Roe


Glenn Hauser logs April 4, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, April 04 2020


now available for A-20. I recommend consulting them individually
rather than depending on aggregators which may be delayed:

EiBi also available in a sort by time:
NDXC also pending direct Perseus less-detailed text version via:
HFCC also available by broadcasters and FMOs, time order via:

** CUBA. 5025, April 4 at 0536, Radio Rebelde music is suptorted, as
it has been all evening, as often the case. Something`s always wrong
at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6145 & 6000, April 4 at 0534, RHC English equally weak and
just barely modulated, while // 6060 & 6100 are both much stronger and
well-modulated. 5040, last of The Cuban Five, is strong & loud enough,
but with constant squeal and mush.

Also, a JBA carrier on 6230, probably leapfrog mixing product of 6060
over 6145 another 85 kHz beyond. Something`s always wrong at RHC. BTW,
I am assuming that there is no longer an English hour at 07-08, tho
not awake that late to check; with only a fraxion of the Five
remaining on at 06-07 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, April 4 at 1526, RHC S9+10 but horribly distorted, as
this transmitter has been for many weeks now; have they no shame; or
no way to fix it? Or substitute another unit? Plenty are available
mid-day. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 255-MCW kHz, April 4 at 0549 UT, no signal from SW, the
25-watt NDB at nearby Stillwater, which had been one of our most
constantly reliable, day and night by groundwave. 341 kHz, EI, Enid
also remains gone. Ditto at midday 1800 UT; only ones audible are 350
RG OKC, which is sometimes missing; and much stronger 515 PN Ponca
City which is never missing but sometimes chripy (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** SAIPAN [and non]. 11985.037, April 4 at 1531, JBA talk in Korean,
off frequency, immediately suggesting it`s USAGM Saipan, one of its
most off-capable sites, along with São Tomé. HFCC confirms Saipan,
A-20 now running 1500-1900.

9910.036, April 4 at 1537, another off-frequency Korean, bet it`s the
same. Not in HFCC of March 30 but yes in Aoki/NDXC April 4 as another
RFA Korean from Agignan Point MRA = SAIPAN at 1500-1700.

Altho transmitters might drift, you`d think there would be a simple
vernier ``fine tuning`` to adjust frequencies, if anyone cared.
Something`s always shifty at Saipan. One more:

11675, April 4 at 1534, Chinese with fast SAH from second transmitter.
Yep, Aoki has this as RFA SAIPAN, this hour only, *jammed by CNR1; and
we certainly know which one is askew without trying to separate them.
Next hour 16-17 in Uyghur for the brainwashed switches to Tinian,
probably not so off, or at least differing (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9955, April 4 at 1536, WRMI dead air but it`s
just a pause in TOMBS, as this frequency has been extended on
Saturdays only until 1600 in order to diffuse the *live* Overcomer
Sabbath services, also running 1400-1600 on *nine* other WRMI
transmitters! Is he still inviting girls onstage to grope them? Hard
to tell on the radio, but BS may be confident he`s staying out of jail
as charges against him have still not been resolved. Sabbath? as if a
deity really cared which day it`s worshiped, weeks being totally
artificial human constructs; just as gods are (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 8764-USB, April 4 at 1540, robot male voice with marine
weather, nothing but seas in feet, winds in knots, forecasts thru next
Wednesday. This is a USCG frequency shared among NMO Honolulu, NMC
Point Reyes and NMN Chesapeake VA on a complex schedule, NMN starting
at 1530 per EiBi. Somewhat distorted but has been worse, poor S5-S8
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2028 monitoring: unavoidably awake
Saturday April 4 at 1130, confirmed on WRMI 9955, S9 with pulse
jamming. Slept thru Sat 1300 on WRMI 15770; awaiting Ivo`s report.

1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130.5 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 5800 to SSE [March 23 not 30; ??]
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, Saturday April 4 at 1524, no signal from KVOH, maybe
on but zero propagation. Trying to confirm where `Wavescan` is really
airing as scheduled. Recheck at 1800, certainly on now in
Saturday-only English, off-frequency minus (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1813 UT April 4


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