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Glenn Hauser logs January 28, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 29 2017

Hauser
** CANADA. 15034-USB, Jan 28 at 1922, CHR with aviation weather successfully for Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Cold Lake, giving altimeters in inches of mercury, e.g. 29.89 instead of kilopascals as heard elsewhen; what`s with that? The units for all readings are never specified, but obvious. It`s only minus 6 in Winnipeg, heat wave. 1926 on to terminal forecasts --- non as ``no report received`` from the same quartet; and local mis-time as `1-8-2-5 zulu`. Back to av. wx. OK for next quartet starting with Comox (COE-mocks), etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 13740, Jan 28 at 1909, very poor signal in French talk. HFCC shows RFI on here at 17-18 and 19-20 until Feb 12 when it will be 17-20, but with azimuth changes every hour, four different angles to Africaparts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Jan 28 at 0635, ERT is S9+10 with Greek novelty song, and so is // 9935; quite an improvement as overnight MUF has been below this most of the time. If it persist, we may hear Orthodox service 24 hours later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MOROCCO. 9575, Jan 28 0635, no signal from MÃdi 1, despite Greece propagating well on 9420 & 9935. Nador at best has rarely been listenable, but often a carrier. I gather from other reports that despite 24-hour schedule, it is rather irregular, but recently reported to be back (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1600, Sat Jan 28 at 1928 UT, KUSH, Cushing playing jive music, subformat Americana, I suppose. Weekday afternoons, it`s talk shows (after me, the deluge from Trans-Canada) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 9690, Sat Jan 28 at 1915, REE with SBG at S8, while 15390 is a JBA carrier, and 15500 a JJBA carrier. Earlier scanning the 16m band, NOTHING! Except a JBA carrier on 17755.6, perhaps a birdie instead of off-frequency REE (at 1903 tried 13m and had only JBA carriers from 21675 WRMI and 21610 WHRI, typically now) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sat Jan 28 after 1600, UTwente is still running, so I check for R. Munansi via WWRB: nothing, nor at 1741, 1815. At 1902 even here on my own NRD-545, I only get a JBA carrier, presumably that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13564, Jan 28 at 1910, GNK beacon on CW from Madison WI. Frequently scan the HIFER band 13550-13570, but hadn`t heard this or any for some weeks (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1862 monitoring: 7265-CUSB, Sat Jan 28 at 1545, checking UTwente web SDR in Holland, can only hear CRI alternating Hindi and Chinese in evident language lesson, not WOR. CRI stops at 1558, and then there is a JBA gh from Hamburger Lokalradio, but still weak CCI, maybe Azad Kashmir. *1600 much stronger CRI cuts on with IS, theme and opening Russian. Next WORLD OF RADIO chances:
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6855, Jan 28 at 1919, JBA signal from WRMI. I`m still waiting for anyone closer to Okee to confirm what`s on this during the daytime, but I hear a trace of music, not // to 11825, so it`s not Brother Scare, presumably World Music. Sked grid shows System B at 12-20 UT, which at 12-15 means the same programming variety as on 9955, but at 15-22 that`s back to BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Jan 28 at 1859, WTWW-2 with Bob Heil already opening `Theater Organ of the Ozarx` early ``tonight``. Will play recordings from Columbus OH, admittedly with ``patrons in the background``. Cut off at 1929.5 for canned WTWW hype ID and into ``Amateur Radio Newsline #2048 recorded January 27``. Excellent signal, needing only PL-880 with whip, but tuning by at 1913 on the NRD-545, also the inevitable matching spurs on 9942.9 and 9917.1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12160, Sat Jan 28 at 1911, no signal from WWCR-2! (13845 and 15825 are VP to JBA; 12105 WTWW is S9+25). Sked for 19-21 Sat on 12160 is Brother Scare as of Jan 1. Maybe another curtailment, but you`d think they`d keep the transmitter on with something (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 660, Jan 28 at 1936 UT, my MW bandscan downward for skywave signals (after 1540 KXEL IA) finds something here on the E-W antenna, country music and talk seemingly in English at 1939 UT; ads in English at 1942 UT, and ending with something -online.com. The N/S antenna has KSKY The Answer talk from The Metroplex as usual dominant on groundwave, but E/W brings this, also making a 1.2 Hz SAH.

I`m thinking it`s got to be KTNN Window Rock AZ, at midday! Not listening long enough to hear some clinching Navajo chanting, but their website is indeed: http://ktnnonline.com/ The only other 660 anywhere around here is 1 kW KCRO Omaha, opposite direxion from Dallas, and Christian in English.

So I`m confident it is KTNN, which is 1008 km or 627 miles from here, 50 kW ND but I know groundwave doesn`t even reach into the OK Panhandle. 770 KKOB ought to make it too, but too much QRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540, Sat Jan 28 at 1929 UT, SBG and I wonder if it`s KXEL Waterloo IA. Yes, mentions UNI, i.e. University of Northern Iowa, game involving fouls and free-throws, so evidently BKB. Come to think of it, free-throws in FB would make it marginally more interesting. How about melding all the SBGs into one? That would save a lot of trouble.

I have been remiss in pursuing daytime MW skywave this winter, and the season is winding up, but here`s one less than an hour after local mean noon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 840, Jan 28 at 1406 UT wake-up and tune-in, WHAS ID still propagating a semihour after sunrise here and 1:15 after sunrise in Louisville. I null it and hear a snatch of Spanish, ``--- radio`` with SAHs, still suspecting KVJY Pharr TX in the RGV, but fades leaving a gospel huxter in English, presumably daytimer KWDF Ball LA. (The only other 840 around here, daytimer KTIC in West Point NE, I am ruling out as it`s C&W and ``Rural Radio``, barely audible in full daytime.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1460, Jan 28 at 1931 UT, KZUE El Reno OK groundwave in Spanish is dominant on the N-S antenna, but mixed with something in English on E/W antenna. Most likely KHOJ, the RCC station in St Charles MO skywaving in (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2328 UT January 28

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 26-27-28, 2017  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 28 2017

Hauser
** ALBANIA. 7474.97, Jan 28 at 0247, R. Tirana reception is picking up, S6 of humbuzz and no program modulation audible. For some weeks it had not been detectable at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALGERIA [non]. 7335, Jan 27 at 2229, Qur`an at S9+15 but fading. It`s the final frequency of the day until 2300 from RTA via FRANCE. Aoki shows middle of hour is Qur`an, start and finish in French/Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Jan 27 at 1527, PMS is finally back on day frequency, heard for first time in about 3 weeks, and still distorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6754-USB, Jan 27 at 0430, CHR successfully radiates aviation weather for Comox (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7435, Jan 27 at 1455, S9 signal with Firedragon music jamming (or is it just New Year celebrating?), one pip and off at 1500* uncovering a JBA carrier. In fact, Aoki does not show 7435 as a jammed frequency, just CRI Nepali via Kunming until 1457 and ALSO CRI Russian via Shijiazhuang until 1500; plus CRI Pashto via Kunming from 1500. And VOV-1 is also on 7435 until 1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Jan 27 at 0452, R. Rebelde is still AWOL, while 4765 Radio Progreso hits S9+40, and 5040 RHC is still vigent.

5025, Jan 28 at 0245, same situation. Is Rebelde ever on now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 5940-5980, Jan 27 at 0438, NHK Japanese relay on 5960 is again splattering out about plus/minus 20 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 5790.0-AM, Jan 28 at 0246, Station YHWH is on, averaging about S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, Jan 27 at 2226, pirate music at S9+5, soon ``Radio Gaga, broadcasting from --??-- Lake``. 2232 another ID at S9+20; off at 2246 recheck. Several logs here
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,32531.0.html
say that it`s Zipper Lake, and off at 2237 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, Jan 28 at 0248, pirate music at S9; 0252 ID over music ``Accelerate`` (not X-L-R-8 this time). These days I am lucky to hear one pirate at a time on The band, rather than two or three (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 7570, Jan 27 at 0100 on WRMI, usual VG signal aimed right across us, with the PCJ Radio International Chinese New Year special, at the publicized time and frequency (unlike 24 hours earlier, no-show on 11580). Keith Perron leads up to a drawing for a Sangean SW radio, among those who send in for an e-QSL with answers to which animal matches their birth year. Also there are five varieties of roosters, so that distinguishes 12 x 5 different cycles.

7730 // 6855 // 5850, UT Fri Jan 27 at 0708, WRMI is again playing `Viva Miami` in Spanish about Chequia, rather than `Media Network Plus` as on the skedgrid which axually runs consistently 24 hours earlier on Thu. 0715 into `World Music` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1862 monitoring: confirmed Thursday January 26 at 2130 on WRMI 11580, good. Not completely confirmed, UT Fri Jan 27 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB; something is there, JBA, presumably me. Also confirmed, Fri Jan 27 at 2230 on new triple-frequency WRMI airing: 11580 at S9+10, 6855 at less than S9, 5950 at less than S8. Also confirmed UT Fri Jan 28 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, JBA (at 0243 during BS, measured on 9329.79, constantly varying) Next:
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (7490) webcast since I`m at the computer, UT Sat Jan 28 at 0120 from WBCQ, Allan Weiner is saying a number of projects are planned for this summer at Monticello, including something he can`t talk about that will change everything for shortwave radio, if it works (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, Jan 28 at 0227 as I tune past BS on WBCQ, he`s claiming to be on WRMI for 240 hours a day, and needs reception reports to evaluate what to do over the next year. Obvious very outdated playback, but who cares? At yearend he dropped from ten transmitters at a time (24 x 10 = 240) to approximately 4 (sometimes 5, sometimes 3 or 2). So must have concluded he was Overkilling on WRMI (tho some frequencies dropped in the daytime were the best ones). I`m not taking time to compute it, but would not be surprised if present usage via WRMI amounts to a lower multiple of 24, like 96 hpd (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Jan 27 at 0435, WTWW-1 is distorted and splattering at least plus/minus 10 kHz, during PPP singing his adaptation into ``This land is His land ---``. Such a corruption and ``Rawhide`` [non] show up frequently (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 840, UT Jan 27 at 0420 UT, another try to ID the Spanish religious station here sometimes audible with WHAS nulled, having to put up with other CCI and IBOC noise from WCCO. It so happens that with LSB fine tuning in 40-Hz steps on the acceptably misaligned DX-398, these signals fall about halfway between, so I can`t get just-right demodulation. In a fade-up as I tune in during gospel huxter`s monolog about how he started an AM & FM station in Dec 2015. More than once he`s plugging for 33 (rich?) people to support his ministry (bet I know where he got that number), as it`s listener-supported and located in ``Mesa, Arizona`` --- so that fits for the 480-AC phone number previously copied, and which I hear again and again, so I am sure of it: (480) 467-4626, presumably belonging now to someone other than the Anglo woman one lookup led to. I still want to ID this by monitoring / research, but if all else fails, I`ll eventually phone him and ask which 840 station he`s on, KVJY Pharr TX?

And he announces a second phone number, of which I am not so certain, (770) 989-4791. That AC is not Albuquerque, but suburban Atlanta GA, which makes no more sense on 840 kHz than (480) does. Into a fade at 0425 UT; back up somewhat at 0433 UT with a program ID ``--- radio`` and a website, neither of which I can copy, both given only once. No more fade-ups caught by 0500 UT Jan 27.

840, Jan 28 at 0240 UT another try. Worse reception tonight until 0300 UT; fade up a bit at 0253 UT can tell praise music is playing instead of verbal proselytizing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0511 UT January 28

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 25-26, 2017  View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 26 2017

Hauser
** ANGUILLA. 11775, Jan 25 at 2135 check, Caribbean Beacon is still off day frequency. Could be that they are running night frequency 6090 in daytime too? No, not audible there and it should be by now if on. At 2200 neither is on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 4835, Jan 26 at 1251, VL8A detectable in slop from 4840 WWCR, but fair in the clear after 1300. Also the other VL8s with JBA carriers on 2325, 2485.

Radio Australia had been missing from its day frequencies earlier UT Jan 26, says Ron Howard, and Brian Powell, Sydney, replied, ``Nothing heard here in Australia, on Australia Day (January 26) 0549 UT. Staff at Shepp must be taking a day off like the majority of us!`` Or some irregular maintenance outages.

9580, Jan 26 at 1254, 9580 is back on strong as usual, JBA carrier on 12065, and can`t be sure 12085 is on, but there is an off-frequency carrier nearby. At 1356, `Conversation` is concluding, with Fidler promoting podcasting of his program, but not shortwave! Plus music fill, 1400 ABC News (not Radio Australia news) starting with a private plane crash off Perth during the celebrations, fireworx canceled.

[and non] Now I`m getting some splatter from CRI via CUBA 9570, which doesn`t cut off until 1402*, while another transmitter has already been on 15700 with dead air. 1405, `All in the Mind` about how the mind can help heal the body. Countdown to oblivion continues (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRIA. 6155, Jan 26 at 0718, Ã1 is still on in Austro-German, S8-S9 but tough copy. I thought it ended at 0715, but I see in HFCC it`s 0600-0720, the only ORF/ORS legacy SW broadcast from Moosbrunn (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6754-USB, Jan 26 at 0720, CHR Trenton Military with ``no report received`` from Toronto, Bagotville, Trenton(!), Ottawa. 0721 UT time as ``0-6-2-0 zulu``, and NRRs for Calgary, Cold Lake, Winnipeg, Edmonton. Hey, someone, kick the computer controller.

15034, Jan 26 at 1439, CHR is finally funxional again, after at least 5 straight days of ``no report received`` whenever checked: recent conditions at Prestwick, altimeter always in hektopascals (which we would call barometric pressure in millibars).

BUT, on to Terminal Forecasts for Shannon, Prestwick, Keflavik, Lajes, all ``no report received``. So CHR is managing to broadcast Aviation Weather reports but not Terminal Forecasts.

At 1441, still wrong current timecheck as ``1-3-4-0 zulu``, and weather for Shearwater, Greenwood, Gander, Halifax from 1400z or ``special`` later readings like 1438, 1427. Repeated. 1445, again NRRs for terminals from Halifax to Shearwater. 1446 ID, mis-time as 1345z, and Aviation Weather for the first quartet mentioned above.

So where is Bagotville (the T is pronounced)? Near Saguenay, QuÃbec, which is at the northern edge of developed QC, a 100K+ city west of Rimouski and north of Quebec City. At 1502 recheck, no signal. So apparently the transmissions are not meant to be continuous, unless this is another foulup. Unlike NY Radio & Gander, the Trenton frequencies are not time-shared with another station. As for the ``no report received`` defaults, it`s not unusual for them to appear here and there, rather than everywhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 6105, Jan 26 at 1337, Firedragon music atop algo during a slow passage; 1353 back to heavy percussion. Aoki shows RTI at 10-14 in Chinese languages is *jammed except for Hakka at 1230-1300, an oversight or a political statement?

6045, Jan 26 at 1338 Chinese mix of CNR1 jamming and VOA via Thailand at 12-14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Jan 26 at 0553, R. Rebelde is still/again off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6145, Thu Jan 26 at 1341, Sea Breeze in weekly English, usual urgent YL, sounders. At 1354 mentions Radio Free Asia, 1355 Sea Breeze ID; from JSR Yamata, JAPAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 580, Jan 26 at 1302 UT, Spanish vs WIBW in English, temps in F and C; discussing exchange rates differing little between bancos and casas de cambio, and the puente; this-day-in-history; 7:05 TC at 1305; 878- phone number, US toll-free apparently. So it`s obviously XEMU Piedras Negras, Coahuila on the border. Fortunately, no wasteful wall will prevent signals penetrating from our good neighbor to the south. Also hearing many of the other usual pre-sunrise N/W Mexicans up to 870 XETAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 11580, Jan 26 at 0100, WRMI is JBA carrier, so can`t tell whether the PCJ Radio International special for Chinese New Year is airing as publicized. Normally 6855 would be // during this hour, and it has a gospel huxter, presumably `Sounding the Alarm` as scheduled.

Walt Salmaniw in BC replied about 11580, ``Just barely audible here, Glenn, so I checked the half dozen or so remote Perseus receivers in North America and found one in Rochester, NY. Fair signal, and clearly a huxter . . . at 0124 UT 26 Jan 2017``

Then Gilles Letourneau in QuÃbec replied, ``Hello Glenn, I did receive today the Near Years Special from PCJ around 2200 UT [Wed] on 11580 and I did receive it last night [UT Wed] around 0100 UT 11580. Was pretty good up here in Montreal``

The WRMI schedule just shows `Media Network Plus` but we know these hours can also be occupied by other PCJRI produxions. Wed 2200, MN+ is scheduled on 5950, but UT Wed at 0100 on 11580 is a scheduled MN+ time anyway. So Gilles heard it 24 hours earlier than publicized for the special.

WRMI`s own schedules show all these regular times for MN+:
Wed 0100 11580
Wed 2200 5950
Thu 0700 5850 7730 [as heard but shows as `Fri 0700``], also 6855
Thu 2000 11580
Fri 2300 9955 [NOT at 2200! in winter]
Some of these may also be on unpublicized // 6855.

The PCJ website does not show all these times:

``PCJ Radio International twice weekly North American broadcasts
Catch PCJ Radio International twice weekly to North America.
Wednesday - 0100UTC on 11580khz
Friday - 2200UTC on 9955khz

PCJ Radio International will present a special program for Chinese New Years Eve for the Year of the Rooster. Extra MV/FM and shortwave frequencies have been added

North America
0100 - 0200 UTC
Frequency: 11580 kHz
Date: January 26, 2017

0100 - 0200 UTC
Frequency 7570 kHz
Date: January 27, 2017``

So was it already on 7570 at 0100 UT Thu Jan 26? Did not check. Or does the date for that really mean UT Fri Jan 27? Maybe the dates on the website are NAm time, despite the times being UT. That could mean the 0100 airing on 11580 is still coming UT Jan 27, and the 7570 at 0100 will be UT Jan 28. UT dates/days/times MUST always match lest there be confusion like this. And is the CNY special supposed to occupy all the ``non-special`` MN+ times as well?

5850 // 6855 // 7730, UT Thu Jan 26 at 0700, there it is! The Chinese NY special, with Keith Perron about the traits of rooster-people, and explaining the dozen animals correlating with humans in a 12-year cycle; along with SFX and light-hearted music. Do Chinese really believe this nonsense, or just consider it a fun tradition? 6855 as always much weaker than the others (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035.028, Thu Jan 26 at 1343, VOT ending news in English, on to `The Middle East through Turkey`s Window`, commentary about Syria and PKK, always denounced as Terrorists. 1350 on to next segment `Turkey and Eurasia`, analyzing public diplomacy activities of TRT and other agencies in Kazakhstan. Both these attributed to someone in a department of international relations, at a university? Fair signal with some hum. Does anyone have a current schedule of VOT programs in English, in any form? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1861 monitoring: confirmed Wed Jan 25 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490, fair-good.

WORLD OF RADIO 1862 monitoring: confirmed Thursday January 26 at 1245, the first airing at 1230 on WRMI 9955; S9+10 with a trace of jamming; also on // 6855 at S9 but sounds much weaker vs noise (could it be DRM from Kodiak 6850??) and 6855 is fading down. Next:

Thu 2130 WRMI 11580 to NE
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2230 WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855 to WNW, 5950 to S [NEW]
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1680, Jan 26 at 1317 UT, W&M in chat show, ``The Morning Scramble at 99.7 My-FM``, i.e. via its AM appendage, KRJO Monroe LA, so format is not just AC music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2520, Jan 26 at 1252 UT, S7 open carrier, presumably the WOCO Oconto WI second harmonic from 1260 which others continue to report, so I wonder if they are just warming up for a sign-on? 1259-1301+ UT maybe a trace of modulation, much less than the carrier level ought to provide, so I`ve yet to get a definite ID on it. Much stronger than a JBA carrier from the other active US harmonic on 2960. 2520 carrier still audible at 1325 UT, S7 = the noise level. I never hear 2520 in the evening, so maybe they really cut from 1000 to 29 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1160, Jan 26 at 1314 UT open carrier almost zero-beat over KSL, but hard to DF, apparently a daytimer about to start: 1315 UT no sign-on, no ID, just bringing up a gospel huxter in progress in English. So is it KVCE Highland Park (The Metroplex) TX, which is 35/1 kW U4, not a daytimer? FCC AM Query shows its day and night sites are quite far apart, so one could be interfering with the other during overlap, but the correct LSR time for KVCE in Jan is 1330 UT, not 1315 UT until Feb.

Other possibility is WYLL Chicago IL (nà WJJD), 50/50 kW U2, where the Jan LSR is indeed 1315 UT. Despite the power, day pattern is tight to the north and night pattern is circular to the SE. It too has separate day and night sites. We should not be getting so much from it; nor from KVCE, with day pattern to the ESE, and night pattern to the SE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1335 UT January 26

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 24-25, 2017  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 25 2017

Hauser
** ALBANIA. (7465), inaudible, Jan 24 at 2121 so I check the R. Tirana webstream during English to Europe,
http://rtsh.al/radio-tirana-3/
which plays with flash, but instead it`s in Albanian! And some music, 2130 switch to IS, continuing past 2140 with some interruptions. Hansjoerg Biener had reported ``no anomalies Jan 19 & 20`` to this and the two other streams, but unknown if he checked during this particular broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6754-USB, Jan 25 at 0455, CHR, Trenton Military, still nothing but ``no reports received``. At 0456 still announcing own time 61 minutes slow, as ``0355z``.

15034-USB, Jan 25 at 1527, for at least the FIFTH DAY IN A ROW, CHR with ``no reports received``; good signal now while there was no signal earlier at 1506 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, Jan 25 at 0449, R. Progreso is on with sports news review, but 5025 R. Rebelde is off. Recheck at 0653, 5025 is back on, and so is 5040 RHC in English (4765 of course quits circa 0500).

6060, Jan 25 at 0454, RHC is already in English instead of Spanish here, English not supposed to start until 0500, but occasionally much earlier. Modulation as usual distorted; // 6000 undermodulated while // 6165 is much better. 6100 not on quite yet.

6000, Jan 25 at 0659, RHC is restarting an English hour early with ``Ed Newman`` lamenting that today (Jan 24?) is the anniversary of the death of fellow RHC announcer ``Langston Wright`` twelve years ago of cancer at age 54. (He was the hijacker who fled after an Albuquerque cop-killing.) 0700 sudden switch to Spanish on 6000, likewise on 6060 and stronger 6165; while a quick check of 5040 and 6100 finds them continuing in English after 0700, but all will cut off shortly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 11570, Jan 25 at 1352, Korean talk, ``until next time, goodbye``, and into country music. I bet it`s VOA after a language lesson, so on that hunch I check 9800 and find them //. Both are 21 degrees from Tinang, i.e. aimed right on toward North America beyond (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES [non]. 11630, Jan 25, I am checking earlier for yesterday`s unID after 1430. Nothing from before 1400 until *1428:28 S9 carrier; 1430 familiar IS, theme, and clear ID as Radio Veritas Asia, mentions Pakistan, times and frequencies, and pronounced in English www.rveritas-asia.org --- so it`s RVA Urdu service on new frequency, ex-15330 where it used to be well-heard too, even tho it`s via VATICAN, relayed eastward back to Pakistan rather than direct from Palauig. Just another example of Santa Maria de Galeria`s capability to radiate very well in wrong direxions. 1458 recheck, it`s already off, probably a minute earlier as scheduled.

I check the website, go to Urdu sexion, and do they have the new frequency in their program guide? Of course not!
http://www.rveritas-asia.org/urdu-program-guide

RVA subtitles itself as ``Voice of Asian Christianity``, which is rather cheeky, considering that it`s only the voice of a sub-sect, Roman Catholicism. BTW, what do they think of murderer Duterte?

So 11630 now is NOT KUWAIT, reactivated yet, as some might think (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAO TOME. 4960, Jan 25 at 0653, open carrier fading S8-S5; 0701 still dead air. Something is very wrong with this IBB transmitter, supposed to be in Hausa after 0700; nor have I been hearing French as scheduled before 0630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9785, Jan 25 at 1435, VP talk, presumably VOT in Kazakh as scheduled, having failed to prolong wrong frequency 12035 today past 1425v*. Had my doubts as this is not very far off-frequency as required by Emirler, only 9785.005 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1861 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday January 24 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, good, better than usual here if still aimed NE; someone NNE of Okee reported it poor. Also confirmed here Tue Jan 24 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, 100% copy but vs moderate jamming, maybe abating a bit during this hour-break between Radios Libertades.

WOR 1861 also confirmed UT Wed Jan 25 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, very poor. Also confirmed Wed Jan 25 at 1415.5 on WRMI 9955 (after gh WRMI ID, apparently the only time it ever plays, but always), no jamming, S9+10 // 6855 S8. Next:
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Jan 25 at 1445 on WRMI following WORLD OF RADIO is `Viva Miami` in Spanish, but not the episode about visiting Portugal, rather a new one on RepÃblica Checa, where Jeff & ThaÃs went before? Portugal in mid-December (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM. 9839.826, Jan 25 at 1356, tonal talk at S4, no doubt always off-frequency VOV. However it`s scheduled to go from English to Japanese at 1400, both 100 kW at 57 degrees, favorable for us, as in Aoki ``9840`` not dealing with off-frequencies (nor does EiBi in this case), but better than HFCC with no Vietnam entries at all. VOV has fixed some of their off-frequencies, so maybe this one will be too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 840, Jan 25 at 0459 UT, another try to ID the Spanish religious station here. Gives phone number at least thrice, 480-467-4626, but no ID caught as IBOC noise grows (WCCO must have been in a fade); WHAS nulled leaving usual SAH with the unID. Trouble is, AC 480 is suburban Phoenix AZ, and a reverse lookup leads to one Carleen Hansen, in Scottsdale. There are no 840s in AZ or anywhere near, so if phone correct, must be a program carried elsewhere, such as suspect KVJY Pharr TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1730 UT January 25

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 24, 2017  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 24 2017

Hauser
** AUSTRIA. 5970, Jan 24 at 0233, choral singing at S7-S9, 0237 M&W talking about Pakistan. It`s AWR in Punjabi, due east from Moosbrunn, 0230-0300 following 0200-0230 Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6754-USB, Jan 24 at 0213 check, CHR, Trenton Military is still stuck, at least the FOURTH DAY IN A ROW, with ``No report received``, looping from Halifax, Shearwater, Greenwood, Gander.

15034-USB, Jan 24 at 1521, ditto here with good signal; no signal at previous 1449 check.

Where are Shearwater, Greenwood, Abbottsford, Comox, Cold Lake, among the lesser-known aerodromes? Shearwater is on the eastern side of Halifax Harbour, NS. I don`t find Greenwood on a Rand McNally map or index, but coÃrdinates put in somewhere near Wolfville on the opposite north coast of NS, NW of Halifax. Abbotsford (note spelling) is near Vancouver BC, but not on my map. Comox is about halfway up the east coast of Vancouver Island. Cold Lake is in northern Alberta, NE of Edmonton, on the Sask border N of biprovincial Lloydminster (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025 & 4765, Jan 24 at 0303, both Rebelde and Progreso are OFF; 5040 RHC still on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7405, Jan 24 at 0224, here`s Martin K. Elliott with his Yahweh screeds, S7 with ACI from 7410 Romania, so LSB tuning is better. Still on at 0301. I suppose depending on MUF he uses this rather than 5792/5790. Someone recently heard him ID again as ``Station YHWH``, so no longer need to put that in brackets.

BTW, Mon Jan 23 at 2200, I noticed WBCQ talking about ``Yawah`` rather than ``Yahweh``, but it`s still YHWH, i.e. the `Remnant Ministry` program sponsored by `Financial Survival`, following its own hour on same (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1861 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday January 24 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, JBA. Also on WRMI 7730 at S9+30 but undermodulated. Next:
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.8-AM, Jan 24 at 0031, this WBCQ is BSing at S9+20; 7490 with other programming is lesser at S9+10, and 9330 with WOR is JBA --- the upper two frequencies generally become unusable as the evening progresses; and the lower, if on and propagating, faces increasing noise levels depending on storm positioning. As of 1700 UT Jan 24, the online WBCQ Program Guide still hasn`t been updated to show all the additional BS hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, Jan 24 at 0222, WRNO is on, YL gospel huxter at S8-S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Jan 24 at 0259-0302+, dead air at S5, no doubt WTWW-3 still on and propagating; while 9475, WTWW-1 is S9+15, and 5085, WTWW-2 is S9+35 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Jan 24 at 1731, WJHR is barely audible, but this dead gospel huxter confirmed still active (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Jan 24 at 1427 and still 1441, Republic of Yemen Radio (via SAUDI ARABIA?) is VG with music at S9+10, but marred by IADs every few seconds (intermittent audio dropouts) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 840, Jan 24 at 0215 UT, I`m trying to get an ID for the Spanish religious station previously heard, but reception tonight is not so good. WHAS can be almost nulled with the DX-398, and occasional peaks of the Spanish station, but heavy IBOC noise from 830 WCCO, unlike last time with no IBOC or auroral conditions weakening CCO; even tho it`s worse on the hi side of 840, I still hear the noise using LSB tuning. And of course that does not null at the same angle as WHAS. There is also some other CCI music, probably Cuba. That or WHAS is making a SAH of about 5 Hz.

Initially 0215 UT heard mentioning ``palabra de dios``. Another peak at 0248 UT, taking oraciÃn requests for ``protecciÃn divina``; lots of names mentioned, but no locational references. (As if some nonentity individuals need help from some radio station to get a DXing God`s attention!) Fades again including past 0300 UT hourtop when I quit for now; in fact, I wonder if it has signed off. Prime suspect remains KVJY Pharr TX in format flip. Perhaps an RGV DXer could clarify this, Steve (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11630, Jan 24 at 1442, talk in SW or S Asian language, VG at S9+10/20. Something new, as not noticed here before.

Radio Kuwait has been completely silent on SW for a couple years, but was recently reported to be getting its transmitters refurbished. And has continued to make imaginary HFCC registrations including this:
``11630 1015 1600 47,48,52 KBD 250 230 12 207 1234567 301016 260317 D 11635 Ara KWT RKW MOI 3022`` (11635 is a data entry number, not a frequency reference).

Ivo Ivanov also dredged up the A-15 Kuwaiti schedule which included:
``1015-1600 11630 KBD 250 kW / 230 deg CeAf Arabic Holy Qur'an Sce``

Perhaps this led Mark Coady, ODXA to log this as Radio Kuwait, without an ID: ``11630 KUWAIT Radio Kuwait at 1439 in Arabic with a man interviewing a woman then a music bridge at 1441 and back to the interview with mentions of "Iraq" and "Iraqi" â Fair Jan 22 Coady-ON``

I`m not so sure yet that it`s really R. Kuwait on 11630, and it certainly did not sound like Arabic to me, and even more certainly, not Qur`an. If it is back here, many of its other frequencies may also have resumed.

The only other station listed on 11630 anywhen is CNR17 in Kazakh, but not at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15300, Tue Jan 24 at 1448, open carrier/dead air at S9-S7, still so at 1518. I have logged YHWH here around 21 UT; otherwise France is the only 15300 station, but not scheduled at this hour; except for VOA SÃo TomÃ, 14-15 Sat/Sun only in Kirundi. Maybe that or some other IBB site testing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1753 UT January 24

 

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