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Glenn Hauser logs March 24-25, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 24 2019

Hauser
Please delete the original report as most of the dates were wrong as Sunday March 25 instead of 24, now fixed and replace with:

Glenn Hauser logs March 23-24, 2019

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Sunday March 24 at 1814, ``Clap Yo` Hands`` gospel
tune, a welcome respite from PMS pontificating, but she`s back already
at 1816 saying ``Good Morning`` to some congregation in California.
Are they listening to The Caribbean Beacon? BTW, don`t expect MW 1610
to come back as it was operating in violation of low-power limitations
(never mind there is no such restrixion in Canada) (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 7546, March 24 at 1438, a JBA carrier is here
apparently as additional jamming to VOA Cantonese via Philippines at
13-15, hit directly by CNR1 jamming on 7545 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7435, March 24 at 1440, popsongs in Asian language, then
announcement in Russian, i.e. CRI as scheduled this hour only in
Russian, 37 degrees from SZG site, i.e. toward DVR and onward USward,
still the SSOB except for 7490 WWCR blaster (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, March 24 at 0526, RHC English is S9-S8 but just barely
modulated; 6100 S9/S9+10 and JBM; 6060 good mod S9+20 vs Algerian
Qur`anRM via FRANCE; 6000 S8 and suptorted; 5040 rough modulation
S9+10/20. Arnie Coro now in his other program as ``science editor``,
`Breakthru` spoken at normal pace by more or less normal voice;
suspected and old repeat recorded some time ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13756.582, Sunday March 24 at 1449, since all the QRDRM from
WINB 13750-13760 is silent weekends, I seek out the second-order spur
from RHC 13700, whose first order spurs are easily detected at plus
and minus 28.288 kHz, thus x 2 would be 56.576 --- close enough, 6 Hz
away! margin of error or may well fluxuate that much from day to day.
I finish the measurement just in time before 13700 and its parasites
all disappear at 1455*. The first-orders were also in but not
remeasured today. If, as Ken Zichi alleges, DRM reception cannot
tolerate the least bit of QRM, this tiny spur should be enough to ruin
WINB when it`s on, even tho I could not detect it then (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6880-USB, March 24 at 0010, hard rock music at
S9/+10, 0015 YL ID ``Best of shortwave radio at Mix radio
International``. I couldn`t help but notice that this was stronger
than WBCQ 5130.48v at S9, incomparably better than JBA 3264.9v, altho
about equal to 7490.18v.

NO entries this date for it at HFU, but tacked on to logs starting
March 23:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,52174.15.html
Also reports of same on 15170:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,52158.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1974 monitoring: barely confirmed
JBA to poor, Sat Mar 23 at 1132 on WRMI 9955; confirmed S5-S4 Sat Mar
23 at 2100 on WRMI 9955. Also confirmed UT Sun Mar 24 after 0030 on
WRMI 7730, S9+30. Also confirmed UT Sun Mar 24 at 0331 on WA0RCR,
1860-AM, about 5 minutes in, so started circa 0326, S9+30. Also
confirmed UT Sun Mar 24 at 0856 check the 0830 on WRMIs, all three
good and clear: 7730, 5950, 5850, with 5950 softer-sounding as usual.
Next:
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-LSB NSW
1900 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7730 [or 1975?]
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 [or 1975?]
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-LSB NSW [2 editions; ex-0900]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2097.3-CW, March 24 at 0310, beacon A clearly audible, one
Morse letter every dekasecond. Based on some references, we have been
attributing this to Quartzsite AZ, but Steve McGreevy in the Mojave
says it definitely is not, unknown exactly where but in Q. only a
skywave signal is received (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6175, March 23 at 0528, no signal here unlike 24 hours
ago a French-influenced African language. Likewise March 24 at 0525
check. Something getting a head start on A-19? Nothing scheduled then
either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This corrected report re-dispatched at 2258 UT March 24

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 24-25, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 24 2019

Hauser
** ANGUILLA. 11775, Sunday March 25 at 1814, ``Clap Yo` Hands`` gospel
tune, a welcome respite from PMS pontificating, but she`s back already
at 1816 saying ``Good Morning`` to some congregation in California.
Are they listening to The Caribbean Beacon? BTW, don`t expect MW 1610
to come back as it was operating in violation of low-power limitations
(never mind there is no such restrixion in Canada) (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 7546, March 25 at 1438, a JBA carrier is here
apparently as additional jamming to VOA Cantonese via Philippines at
13-15, hit directly by CNR1 jamming on 7545 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7435, March 25 at 1440, popsongs in Asian language, then
announcement in Russian, i.e. CRI as scheduled this hour only in
Russian, 37 degrees from SZG site, i.e. toward DVR and onward USward,
still the SSOB except for 7490 WWCR blaster (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, March 25 at 0526, RHC English is S9-S8 but just barely
modulated; 6100 S9/S9+10 and JBM; 6060 good mod S9+20 vs Algerian
Qur`anRM via FRANCE; 6000 S8 and suptorted; 5040 rough modulation
S9+10/20. Arnie Coro now in his other program as ``science editor``,
`Breakthru` spoken at normal pace by more or less normal voice;
suspected and old repeat recorded some time ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13756.582, Sunday March 25 at 1449, since all the QRDRM from
WINB 13750-13760 is silent weekends, I seek out the second-order spur
from RHC 13700, whose first order spurs are easily detected at plus
and minus 28.288 kHz, thus x 2 would be 56.576 --- close enough, 6 Hz
away! margin of error or may well fluxuate that much from day to day.
I finish the measurement just in time before 13700 and its parasites
all disappear at 1455*. The first-orders were also in but not
remeasured today. If, as Ken Zichi alleges, DRM reception cannot
tolerate the least bit of QRM, this tiny spur should be enough to ruin
WINB when it`s on, even tho I could not detect it then (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6880-USB, March 25 at 0010, hard rock music at
S9/+10, 0015 YL ID ``Best of shortwave radio at Mix radio
International``. I couldn`t help but notice that this was stronger
than WBCQ 5130.48v at S9, incomparably better than JBA 3264.9v, altho
about equal to 7490.18v.

NO entries this date for it at HFU, but tacked on to logs starting
March 23:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,52174.15.html
Also reports of same on 15170:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,52158.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1974 monitoring: barely confirmed
JBA to poor, Sat Mar 23 at 1132 on WRMI 9955; confirmed S5-S4 Sat Mar
23 at 2100 on WRMI 9955. Also confirmed UT Sun Mar 25 after 0030 on
WRMI 7730, S9+30. Also confirmed UT Sun Mar 25 at 0331 on WA0RCR,
1860-AM, about 5 minutes in, so started circa 0326, S9+30. Also
confirmed UT Sun Mar 25 at 0856 check the 0830 on WRMIs, all three
good and clear: 7730, 5950, 5850, with 5950 softer-sounding as usual.
Next:
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-LSB NSW
1900 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7730 [or 1975?]
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 [or 1975?]
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-LSB NSW [2 editions; ex-0900]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2097.3-CW, March 25 at 0310, beacon A clearly audible, one
Morse letter every dekasecond. Based on some references, we have been
attributing this to Quartzsite AZ, but Steve McGreevy in the Mojave
says it definitely is not, unknown exactly where but in Q. only a
skywave signal is received (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6175, March 24 at 0528, no signal here unlike 24 hours
ago a French-influenced African language. Likewise March 25 at 0525
check. Something getting a head start on A-19? Nothing scheduled then
either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2129 UT March 25

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 21-22-23, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, March 23 2019

Hauser
** AUSTRALIA. 5055, March 22 at 0950 weak music at S2-S4 from 4KZ;
unfortunately awake now, I also check 5045 for Unique Radio during a
scheduled airing of WORLD OF RADIO. All I can get there is a JJBBA
carrier, but at least that implies mode is reduced carrier LSB rather
than straight suppressed carrier LSB, a distinxion Tim has never
explained. Now on Sat & Sun there will be plenty of chances to hear
WOR on stronger stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12000, March 22 at 0129, RHC English at S7-S8 on this second
harmonic of 6000. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9950, March 22 at 0130, VP S2-S4 with ME or S Asian music.
Listed as AIR in Nepali at 0130-0230, 500 kW, 35 degrees from
Bengaluru. Weak 9955 WRMI is not a problem now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 95.3-WBFM, March 22 at 2035 UT, in a quick bandscan while
parked on the south side of a store in downtown Enid, something new,
talk station, soon IDed as KOKC, and then dual ID with 95.3 FM getting
top billing over 1520. Now that KOKC can pretend to be an FM station,
even less chance they will ever get 1520 restored to 50 kW. Seems to
be too strong for a translator, as the other ones in OKC just don`t
make it here over 100 km away. No, it *is* a translator per WTFDA FM
Database:

K237GE, relaying KOKC-1520 on 95.3 OKLAHOMA CITY OK 0.25 0.25 0.0 0.0
35-32-51 97-29-30 TALK KOKC NEWSTALK 1520``

The zeroes mean HAAT at ground level; rather, not calculated; FCC
shows:

``K237GE OK OKLAHOMA CITY FX LIC
Licensee: SCREEN DOOR BROADCASTING, LLC
Service Designation: FX Translator Station (retransmits signal,
different channel than main station)
Channel/Class: 237D
Frequency: 95.3 MHz Licensed
File No.: BLFT-20180913ABF
Facility ID number: 143059
CDBS Application ID No.: 1792128
This station relays KOKC (AM).

Technical Data Links & Maps
35Â 32' 51.00" N Latitude
97Â 29' 30.00" W Longitude (NAD 27)
35.547500 -97.491667
Polarization: Horizontal Vertical
Effective Radiated Power ERP): -0.25 0.25kW ERP
Antenna Height Above Average Terrain: 0. 0.meters - Calculate HAAT
Antenna Height Above Mean Sea Level: 658. 658.meters AMSL
Antenna Height Above Ground Level: 314. 314.meters AGL``

Screen Door Broadcasting? Surely not the same company owning KOKC
1520. OKC is pretty flat so AGL will be close to AAT, 1030 feet. So it
must be on some big TV/FM tower, accounting for its coverage with only
250 watts. But its 60 dbu service contour shows from the NE OKC
antenna farm it does reach Edmond, but not Moore or Norman.

As I drive away from what must have been a hotspot in Enid, signal
gets very unreliable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 101.5-WBFM, circa 2040 UT March 22, KOCD Okeene is still
totally of the air, not even 7 seconds now and then (Glenn Hauser,
Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES [non]. 9700, 2357 UT March 21, S9 open carrier.
Promptly as soon as it is March 21 at 0000, RVA IS once, rustic
percussion SE Asian music and Radio Veritas Asia sign-on in language
like Thai/Lao, but what is it? Everyone agrees it`s a relay via SMG
VATICAN, but lang. is abbr`d as KC in Eibi, kac in Aoki/NDXC --- and
LAT in HFCC! Well, this is certainly not Latin tho bits may creep in
since it`s RCC programming. WRTH 2019 will spell out the full language
name if I can find a match to time and frequency: Kachin, of course,
and it`s the *only* RVA broadcast left on SW via anywhere according to
this on page 486. And HFCC prolongs same for A-19. Question is, how
much longer current pope will allow SMG to continue to exist at all,
contrary to his ``let`s get modern`` anti-SW stance. As for Kachin,
EiBi says it`s spoken by 900 kilomyanmarianese, a.k.a. Jingpho.
Apparently it is the only remote ministry of RVA which wanted to
continue on SW. Those Kachins must really be into SWLing! (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SURINAME. 4990-, March 22 at 0127, presumed R. Apintie about S5
with undermodulated music. Various chex 24 hours later detect a JBA
carrier, far too weak to evaluate modulation, and lighting storms are
closing in on us from the TX Panhandle (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 15740, March 23 at 1832, S9+10 open carrier, no doubt VOA
Greenville-B warming up for 1930 site switch in French as heard March
20 --- but almost an hour ahead of time; are they burning 250 kWh for
this? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.17, UT Sat March 23 at 0006, tune in to WBCQ as `Allan
Weiner Worldwide` says he doesn`t have the heart to keep doing the
show, but does so anyway, attacking all Democrats in congress as
socialists & communists. And complains that some programmers are
failing to pay their bills or get their programs in, even tho he is
practically ``giving away the station`` with income barely covering
electricity costs. He`s in a terrible mood, and I can`t take it any
more, so perhaps John Carver will file a fuller report. Yes:

``Tonight's show started a bit late on 7490 after a period of dead
air. Theme song ran most of the way through without any voice overs.
Theme stopped then started over again with Allan commenting that he
shouldn't do it but was going to do a show. Said he was too upset to
do a show. Angela and Tom in the studio with him in Maine. Allan says
he's in a terrible mood. Phone call at 0007 from Freddie trying to
cheer Allan up. Allan goes on at length about the state of the
country, being overwhelmed with bills, programmers not paying their
bills, programmers paying with bad checks. States again that he
shouldn't have gone on the air this evening. Says he's fed up with
everything. No money, no appreciation for what he does, increased
taxes and fees.

Says that cellphones have turned the younger generation into the BORG
and are dragging the rest of us in that direction. Is upset that the
country voted in a jerk ass congress. Says that he's had it. Power
company has informed him of another coming rate hike. Says he is in a
battle with entropy. Regrets that he insisted that wherever possible
jobs in the superstation construction be given to locals as he was
trying to improve the local economy. Says there has been shoddy work,
over charging etc.

Stated that the new transmitter is installed and the transmission
lines are installed and everything is just waiting for the antenna to
be finished. Says that testing should begin in mid April.

Another phone call at 0034 from Pirate Joe asking what's wrong with
Allan this evening. Lots of statements from Allan about Republicans,
Democrats, congress, the state of this country. He posited that people
running for election should be required to take intelligence tests.
More cellphone jabs and jabs at their users. The decline in radio
listening, decline in station revenues. He started yelling, pounded on
the desk saying that he was mad as hell and he wasn't going to take it
anymore. He repeated this several times and then I lost the signal at
0043.

Found a signal on 9330 which surprised me. Allan was still talking
with Pirate Joe. Tom noticed that 7490 was off the air and left to
check it. He returned and said that the 7490 transmitter had blown a
breaker. Allan said that his bitching and moaning must have blown the
breaker. Told Angela that was the first time that had ever happened.
He seemed to mellow some then and started reading emails at 0051. Most
emails were sympathetic to Allan's situation. Phone call at 0053
trying to assure Allan that he was not alone in his sentiments.
Another phone call at 0058 supporting Allan then reading of emails
continued. Closing prayer at 0102 and show was off the air at 0106.
Brief period of music and then into the dulcet tones of Brother Scare.
John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6175, March 22 at 0527, hilife music, good S9+10/20,
0528 African language announcement past 0530+, seems with French
influence. Cannot find anything listed now except HFCC has a wooden
entry for NHK direct from Japan in multiple languages between 04 & 07.
Not in Aoki or EiBi, nothing scheduled 0400-0900. Possibly VOA
Botswana failed to turn off at scheduled 0400*? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

this report dispatched at 0436 UT March 23

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 20-21, 2019  View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 21 2019

Hauser
** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, March 21 at 0136, R. Tirana, English via WRMI,
but no longer // on 5950 where some steel drum music is playing ``Love
Is Blue``, then song in French, so World Music fill? I was expecting
this, since on UT Monday, 5950 was no longer // 9395 either for WOR
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.972, March 21 at 1307, JBA carrier, 1312 fading,
1324 still, 1405-1414+ still. I have no doubt this is LRA36 on
signature off-frequency, first reported as reactivated March 19 at
1320 by Rudolf Grimm, Brasil, i.e. earlier schedule than last known
which was M-F 14-15. Soon confirmed on 15475.97 by Manuel Mendez using
the SÃo Paulo remote, and cutting off at 1406 or 1407 that day.

It seems Radio Nacional ArcÃngel San Gabriel usually comes back around
this time of year, presumably as a new or returning crew is there to
overwinter after a summer vacation. While the programming received
here is rather unsatisfying (nil), it`s always fun to get at least a
carrier, and as I also like to point out, the path from Base Esperanza
to Enid is mostly overwater: across east Pacific and Gulf of Mexico,
while further east in N America it`s mostly overland along the length
of the Andes, bad for bounces, and further west, across the length of
Mexico (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COSTA RICA [and non]. 2859.812, March 21 at 1153, JBA carrier,
suspected the known active second harmonic of 1430, Radio San Carlos,
as IDed recently by Jay Novello, NC, but without a precise
measurement. In *2017y* I reported:

``COSTA RICA. 2859.82, Jan 18 at 0049, JBA carrier on the signature
off-frequency of R. San Carlos, Ciudad Quesada, 2 x 1430v as
previously identified``.

Now at 1155 I have no signal on 2940+, indicating that harmonic is
considerably east from here even tho our sunrise is not until 1234;
and a carrier on 2960 as if Mobile 1480 x 2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, March 20 at 0548, RHC English is now running in the 05
-06 hour on this frequency; other // English: 6165 has resumed instead
of 6160 yesterday, good S9+10/20; 6100 is splattering; 6060 not so
strong with Qur`an audible under from Algeria via FRANCE at 04-06; by
0553, 6000 is S9 of dead air. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

5040, March 21 at 0547, RHC English with mid-week Mailbag, good; but
just barely modulated on: 6100 S9+40, 6000 S9+10/20, 6165 poor
S8/S9+10; while 6060 is sufficiently modulated but a bit muffled at
S9+20 with the Algerian CCI. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13728.288, March 21 at 1327, JBA spurcarrier from RHC 13700,
matched on the low side by another on 13671.712, i.e. exactly plus and
minus 28.288 kHz. Something`s always wrong at RHC; but less wrong than
a bunch of loud FM spurs would have been, missing for some weeks now
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA [non]. MINISTRY OF EVIL: TONY ALAMO --- all four
one-hour episodes have now run on Sundance TV, and available:
https://www.sundancetv.com/shows/ministry-of-evil
All four are scheduled to replay on the cable channel itself, Saturday
March 23 at 15-19 UT (and maybe 3 hours later on western feed)
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [and non]. 3945, March 21 at 1159, R. Nikkei 2 in Japanese
and a second signal about 8 Hz apart making SAH with some modulation.
Could it be Vanuatu? NO, per Aoki, if that were active, the hours
would be 0700-1015. Instead now Echo of Unification, North Korea is
also on 3945 at 12-14, overlapping RN2 at 10-14 M-F. 3945 is now much
stronger than 3925, presumed RN1 on a 10 kW. But WRTH 2019 shows both
as 10 kW, 3925 being Sapporo, while NK is 100 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, March 20 at 0559, no signal from RNZI as still
scheduled here for two hours, 0459-0658. Nothing on 7330 or 9765
either, nor anywhere else in quick bandscans of 7, 9, 11, 13 MHz. If
anything propagate on 25m at this time, it`s RNZI, the OSOB, or at
least the SSOB way beyond some Brazilian, so it`s hard to believe NZ
be on the air at all tonight. This is far from one of their scheduled
maintenance breaks. 11725, March 21 at 0552, is back on as OSOB S7-S9,
interview with Sri Lankan about terrorism there vs Christchurch (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 930, March 21 at 1249 UT, as I am trying to null WKY for
anything else, notice extended self-promos by YL in Spanglish for
``WKY Deportes, la casa de deportes de Oklahoma City, 930-AM, una
estacion de Cumulus Media``. The call letters are always pronounced in
English, evading their cumbersome renderings, all as ``foreign``
letters into Spanish. WKY will also not he$ itate to run commercial$
entirely in Engli$ h (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 7285, March 20 at 0557, doomed R. Sonder Grense
partly in English, some Afrikaans. My impression is that clips in
English are not translated, expecting all Afrikaaners to understand
English as well. Not unusual to hear English on this, facilitating
reception reporting before it self-destruct (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** SURINAME. 4989.983, March 21 at 0229-0240+ open carrier at S4-S6,
and still at 0544, S6-S5 when measured. This has already been
identified as reactivated R. Apintie, first reported by Arthur
Delibert, Maryland at 2315 March 20. Something must have changed, as
it had always been a struggle to get even a JBA carrier from it here.
But Art also noted the modulation // webstream had been intermittent.
Perhaps they would resume for the morning broadcast, audible by
sunrise 0944 per Ron Howard. Manuel MÃndez, Spain was already hearing
songs again by 0601, very weak modulation but strong carrier. Yet he
says, ``from 0640 to 0728, only carrier, no audio, but now, at 0733
audio goes on and off various times, some minutes on and some off``.
WRTH 2019 has it as irregular (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15740, March 20 at 1919, S9 of open carrier, no doubt
Greenville-B warming up for *1930 broadcast on 15730, which is
currently occupied by very weak VOA French via BOTSWANA. Sure enough,
15740 cuts off at 1929* and almost immediately same bigsig comes up on
15730, 1930 VOA French modulation applied (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1974 monitoring: confirmed
Wednesday March 20 at 1030 on WRMI 5950, fair S9.

Also confirmed Wed Mar 20 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, fair; and 2.5 seconds
later on WBCQ 7490.2v, poor. Also deconfirmed NOT on WRMI 7780 now,
rather German from RAE contrary to WRMI`s contradictory schedule,
altho on Thursdays, VORW does replace RAE. Can`t tell what`s on 5950.

Also confirmed UT Thu Mar 21 at 0000 on WRMI 7730, VG interrupting
some other audio right up to 2400. I am not upcut at the end as I have
compensated for it by concluding, ``--- next week; I say, next week``.

Also confirmed UT Thu Mar 21 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair S7-S9. Next:

0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-LSB NSW
0729 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-LSB NSW [March 30, alt weeks]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 5950 7730
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-LSB NSW
1900 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7730 [or 1975?]
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 [or 1975?]
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-LSB NSW [2 editions; ex-0900]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, March 21 at 1207, WRMI with VOA news about Brexit,
1208 Bob Biermann plugs his `YWS`, 1209 Oldies. You never know exactly
when VOA news will show up on WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 9260-9270, March 20 at 1158, WINB hybrid DRM VG here,
presumably just before closing on new schedule. Is this the 15 kW
transmitter for DRM tests, or the main transmitter normally in AM on
this frequency? Now can`t hear it wobbling as when in AM mode. Same
again March 21 at 1150 check, DRM noise only 9265-9270, other tones
9260-9265.

13750-13760, March 21 at 1413, WINB hybrid DRM is JBA, altho I think
it was loud earlier; reduced power? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 1000, March 21 at 1301 UT, slow SAH vs KTOK OKC I associate
with KKIM Albuquerque, but no, it`s ``ESPN Radio``, therefore still
WMVP Chicago, where official FCC sunrise was 1200 UT, ABQ not until
1315 UT (April: 1115 & 1230 respectively) and today 1234 here (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1030, March 21 at 1303 UT, ``The station you can always
count on for real country, always, all the time`` but no real ID
heard; at least there`s no 6 minutes of news on the hour, whew!
Obviously KCWJ Blue Springs MO, address in Independence (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, March 21 at 1255 UT, KBXD Dallas, Vietnamese still
audible, but losing out to KQAM Wichita in English. Jerry Kiefer, who
used to work for KBXD, confirms: ``Greetings, Ole famous sage! A quick
check with Mike Van Hooser, still the engineer of record at KBXD, and
yes, they are the voice of Vietnam around the clock in the Metroplex,
not so much at night with their pattern aimed just at you`` ---
meaning I assume, their local coverage is degraded (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, March 21 at 1236-
1245: 594, 774-NW & WSW, 828-NW, 882-WSW, 972-NW, 1098-W, 1422-NW,
1548-WSW, 1566-NW. Very likely sources of all these from Australia,
Pacific and East Asia should be obvious. Should have started earlier
before LSR 1234 UT, while I was trying to get back to sleep, but
finally upgave and intuned (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13840, March 21 at 1411 open carrier and off. Nothing
scheduled now, but I notice HFCC B-18 has an imaginary English
broadcast, 250 kW, 330 degrees from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, toward
western Europe, at 15-18! One can hope; same is still in HFCC A-19
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15540, March 21 at 1316-1323+, S5-S6 carrier, maybe
trace of modulation?; nothing listed here between 11 and 16. And not
much is propagating besides Cuba on 19m, but Antarctica is (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1743 UT March 21

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 17-18-19-20, 2019  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, March 20 2019

Hauser
** CUBA. 6165, March 18 at 0041, RHC English is already on during this
earlier hour due to DST, tho last summer it wasn`t starting until 0100
UT; S9+10 and undermodulated. // 6000 is S9+20 with better mod; 6060
is off and 5040 is in French. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1974, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6160, March 19 at 0615, S9+40 of dead air, obviously RHC on
new frequency ex-6165, as Wolfgang Bueschel had just noted presumably
still modulating a few minutes before 0600. At least this clears 6165
for NHK Arabic via France at 0600. What else now? Dead air also on
6060 at S9+30; 6000 and 5040 are off; 6100 is still on at 0616, but in
Spanish! S9+20 and splattering +/- 15 kHz. Something`s always wrong at
RHC.

Shift to 6160 also moves leapfrog mixing product: JBA carrier at 0620
March 19 on 6260, ex-6270, i.e. 6060 over 6160 another 100 kHz beyond.

6000, March 20 at 0009, RHC English is already running this hour, but
6165/6160 is off. Something`s always wrong at RHC. 6165, not 6160,
however is resumed at 0212 check March 20 in English (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1974, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI [non]. 9635, March 18 at 1906, French news is VG via UTwente,
as I check for R. Mali which yesterday stayed on this frequency past
1800 instead of switching to 5995. But wait --- their French is just
**too** good, and at 1930 timechex for UT and UT+1, as by now it is
obviously RFI, as sked this hour only from Issoudun to Africa --- and
no QRM from Mali, while on 5995 via UTwente nothing but a JBA carrier.
In OK, 9635 is a JBA carrier.

5995, March 19 at 0618, no signal from Mali now, nor ever yet at this
hour since reactivation evenings (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO
1974, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAO TOME. 1530, March 18 at 0257-0300 UT, I`m listening both on the
R-75 with E/W longwire, and on the wrist/altazimuth mounted DX-398,
one into each ear, for any trace of 600 kW VOA relay signing on with
Yankee Doodle, as Mark Connelly, MA has urged us to try for, since on
the coast it`s inbooming. Not a bit: if I null WCKY, I still have
Spanish, presumed KGBT. Another time to check if not too far into the
dayside like we are, is around Pinheira sign-off 2200* (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1973 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov,
Bulgaria reports: ``GERMANY World of Radio via HLR on 9485 & 7265
CUSB, March 16/17
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/03/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_17.html
1531-1600 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, fair/good
1131-1200 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak/fair``

Confirmed Sunday March 17 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, JBA

Also confirmed UT Monday March 18 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, G S9+10/20,
but no longer // on 5950 carrying ``Ministry Truth of Gospel`` ?? and
is now // 7780 which is listed as `Thru the Cross Ministry` and also
listed // 5850, unchecked.

WOR also confirmed UT Monday March 18 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, S9/S9+10,
presumably the full program rather than a semi-program last week.

Also confirmed UT Monday March 18 from 0302.5 on Area 51 webcast, but
a JBA carrier on WBCQ 5130.43v.

Also confirmed UT Monday March 18 at 0330 on WRMI webcast, JBA carrier
on 9955 with JBA jamming

Also confirmed via UTwente SDR Monday March 18 at 1900 on IRRS 7290
via Romania, good but with ACI from 7295 CRI. *1859.5 with fragment of
newscast, IRRS sign on and 1900 right into WOR 1973; inaudible in OK

The Monday 2230 has been replaced by `Teachers Corner` at 22-23 on
9955, which seems to be mostly music

WOR 1973 also confirmed UT Tuesday March 19 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG

Also confirmed UT Tuesday March 19 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair S7-S9 at
0122 check

WORLD OF RADIO 1974 contents: Antarctica, Australia, Bangladesh,
Brasil, Cuba, Eritrea non, France, Germany, Japan/Korea North non,
Laos, Malaysia, Mali, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, South
Africa, South Carolina, Spain, Turks & Caicos, UK, USA, Uzbekistan;
HFCC schedules; and the propagation outlook

First airing of WOR 1974 confirmed Tuesday March 19 at 2030 on WRMI
7780, poor-fair, and definitely not // on 5950 as still listed. Next:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5950
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0000 UT Thursday WRMI 7730
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780
0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-LSB NSW
0729 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-LSB NSW [March 30, alt weeks]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 5950 7730
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-LSB NSW
1900 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7730 [or 1975?]
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 [or 1975?]
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-LSB NSW [2 editions; ex-0900]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, UT Mon March 18 at 0058, WRMI with `Countdown 2 Xmas`
wrapping the hour claiming to be on 9395 and 9455! at 6 pm MT/8 pm ET,
and ``midday UTC``, meaning midnight, ``Merry Xmas``. No, 9455 is not
on now nor ever except on UT Thursdays with othershows. Only time C2X
is on the skedgrid is System G, 8-9 pm EDT Sundays on 9395 & 5950. But
something else is really on 5950.

9395, UT Mon March 18 at 0100:30, now WRMI is playing ``Imagine``,
which is sorta contrary to Xmas, in Oldies service? and still not //
5950. They remain split at 0130 when WOR runs on 9395 only, q.v.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, March 19 at 0624, WRMI sounds like Thai; must be SMTV
expanding into this hour instead of Oldies or whatever; unknown if
also on 9395 JBAC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1974, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5002-5003, March 18 at 0500, utehash is again far too
close to 5000, QRMing WWV/H, so beyond an anomaly. What is this?? And
there it is again, March 19 at 0619 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6925-USB, March 18 at 0038, VP talk. Looking for Irish
Rose pirate which had promised a St Patrix Day broadcast as heard
testing the night before; but it had made some broadcasts during the
previous week and no pirates at all were reported at HFU early UT
March 18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0237 UT March 20

 

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