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DX Listening Digest 19-20; World of Radio 1992  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, July 31 2019

Hauser
DX Listening Digest 19-30 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1930.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 19-30 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1992 / AFGHANISTAN / ALBANIA / ARGENTINA non / AUSTRALIA +non Unique / AUSTRALIA +non Vision Australia / AUSTRALIA +non VLQ / BANGLADESH / BENIN / BHUTAN / BOLIVIA / BRAZIL / CANADA CBON-FM-17/CHOA-FM/CHGO-FM / CANADA Real Peoples Radio / CHAD non / CHINA +non / CONGO DR / CUBA +non / CYPRUS / DENMARK / DIEGO GARCIA / ECUADOR non / EGYPT / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / ERITREA non / ETHIOPIA non / GERMANY +non / GERMANY EAST / GREECE / GUAM / GUATEMALA +non / HONDURAS / INDIA / IRAN / IRELAND non / ITALY non / JORDAN / KASHMIR / KOREA NORTH +non / KOREA SOUTH / KUWAIT / KYRGYZSTAN / LAOS non / MALAYSIA / MEXICO / MOLDOVA / NEW ZEALAND / NIGERIA / NORTH AMERICA YHWH / NORWAY / OKLAHOMA +non Rother / PERU / PHILIPPINES / ROMANIA / RUSSIA / SAUDI ARABIA / SIKKIM / SOLOMON ISLANDS / SOUTH AFRICA / SPAIN / TAJIKISTAN / TIBET +non / TURKEY / UKRAINE +non / UK Caroline / UK Baldock / UK non BBCWS / UK USAGM / USA non USAGM / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR/Unique/IRRS / USA +non WBCQ+ / USA +non WRMI+ / USA WWCR / USA WTWW / USA WZGV+ / USA WBBM / USA WJNL / USA KIKO/KBSZ+ / USA WSRT/WBCM/WKMJ/Smile FM/WBSZ++ / USA Oasis/KWIR / USA FCC/Pirates / VATICAN +non / UNIDENTIFIED 1210 / UNIDENTIFIED 1670 / UNIDENTIFIED 2750 / UNIDENTIFIED 5840 / UNIDENTIFIED 6000 / UNIDENTIFIED 15450 / TESTIMONIALS / LANGUAGE LESSONS / MUSEA / WORLD OF HOROLOGY / DX-PEDITIONS / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / PROPAGATION / TIPS FOR RATIONAL LIVING

For restrixions and searchable 2019 contents archive see
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html
[also linx to previous years]

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

WORLD OF RADIO 1992 contents: Albania, Australia, Brasil, Canada,
China and non, Cuba, Denmark, Guam, Kashmir, Korea North non, México,
North America, Norway, Perú, Philippines, Sikkim, Spain, Tibet,
Ukraine and non, USA, Uzbekistan, Vatican non, knobless caradios, ton
of cement; and the propagation outlooks

SW Broadcasts starting July 26:
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE [confirmed]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE [confirmed]
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW [confirmed]
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [Aug 3, 17, alt. weeks]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE [canceled!]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW [not confirmed]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE [confirmed]
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW [not on air due to feedline damage]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND [confirmed]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW [confirmed]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE [confirmed]
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE [confirmed]
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE [confirmed]
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW [confirmed; also 6160v!]
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE [confirmed]
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE [confirmed]
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday
cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

For updates see our Anomaly Alert page:
http://www.worldofradio.com/anomaly.html

WORLD OF RADIO PODCASTS:

Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.
http://www.rmrc.de/index.php/rmrc-audio-plattform/podcast/glenn-hauser-wor

Tnx to Keith Weston:
https://blog.keithweston.com/2018/11/22/world-of-radio-podcast/

http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlennHausersWorldOfRadio
tunein:
http://bit.ly/tuneinwor
itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/glenn-hausers-world-of-radio/id1123369861
Google Play Music:
http://bit.ly/worldofradio2

DAY-BY-DAY ARCHIVE OF GLENN HAUSER`S LOG REPORTS:
Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:
http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser

 

Glenn Hauser logs July 28-29, 2019  View Printable Version 
Monday, July 29 2019

Hauser
** BOTSWANA. 7270, July 29 at 0450, tonal African language, S9/+10
with deep fades, what? Aoki/NDXC shows 04-05 M-F, VOA in Shona for
Zimbabwe. EiBi shows Zimbabwean languages; WRTH shows it`s the Studio
7 service which could also be in English or Ndebele. This is the only
significant broadcast signal now within the traditional 41m band.
Altho legal within Region 1, American hams might prefer VOA avoid it.
India and China also listed on 7270 parts of this hour (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOTSWANA. 5925, July 29 at 0454, VOA English with a correspondent
in Nigeria, good S9+10/20 with deep fading, off at 0500. Scheduled
0300-0500 daily (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer bandscan, July 29 starting at 1327 from 15 MHz
downward:

14430, JBA Chinese
13160, CNR1, S6-S9 and choppy
12870, CNR1, S5-S7
12820, CNR1, S5-S7
12550, CNR1, S6-S8
11540, CNR1 mixed with other music from target
11460, CNR1, S3-S6
11440, CNR1, S5-S8
11120, CNR1, S1-S2
11100, CNR1, S1-S3
10960, JBA carrier

No more WOOB found down to 9 MHz. JBA carrier on 10370 is instead
local overload mix of 11760 RHC minus 1390 KCRC with audio from both
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, July 29 at 1419, CRI Plus relay in English back on
proper frequency after stray to 11800 yesterday; now it`s just barely
modulated, e.g. compared to RHC itself on 11760. Mod level jumps up at
1431 for canned boilerplate about Roundtable; I would not have blamed
the studio for mod problems. No plus/minus 10 kHz spurs from 11880
audible now. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1640, July 29 at 1320 UT and still at 1649, dead air
except for some hum from local KZLS Enid. Is no one paying attention
at Chisholm Trail Broadcasting? No storms around here to blame (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1992 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
July 28 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, JBA as usual daytimes on this band.

Also confirmed UT Monday July 29 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S9+10 and local
line noise is off; also on WRMI 9395 VG S9+20.

Also confirmed UT Monday July 29 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, JBA vs storm
noise from TX panhandle, Wichita areas.

Also confirmed UT Monday July 29 at 0300 sharp on Area 51 webcast; at
0326 check also on WBCQ 5130.35v, and audible on WBCQ 6159.9v, but
can`t tell whether also on 3264.9 JBA carrier. John Carver could tell
in mid-north Indiana: ``Glenn. 3265 is not carrying Area 51
programming tonight. However WOR is on both 5130 and 6160. John``. and
Richard Langley, NB, says 3265 was carrying Pirate Joe`s WHVW
programming when he checked at 0155. For me it was a JBA 3264.9
carrier at 0132. When I checked 6160- earlier at 0046, I could tell it
was JL as well as on Area 51, 5130+. Area 61??

(My local high line noise problem of S9+ between 3.0 and 9.5 MHz has
gone away as of UT Monday July 29 --- unlikely due to any OG&E repair
over the weekend, so apprehensive it may cut on again at any time. If
not, but still pending, will difficultize OG&E finding the source.)

WOR 1992 also confirmed UT Monday July 29 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, VG
S9+20 this time and no jamming audible; WOR started immediately after
music fill. Next:

1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

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

** U S A. (7490), July 28 at 2301 listening to WBCQ webcast for `Le
Show` of Harry Shearer, instead hear frequent drops in modulation, BCQ
IDs inserted, dead air, resume Le Show, etc., etc. Still drops off at
2321, webcast also buffering. I assume the same problems appeared on
the SW transmission.

7490+ itself at 0132 check, I notice that TOMBS is on again tho sked
shows nothing between 01 and 03 UT Mondays after `Encore`, part of
which I enjoyed hearing on mono webcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6159.916, July 29 at 0457, this WBCQ is still on with algo,
S8-S9 but suffering from 6165 RHC music splash; while 5130+ is off by
now after Area 51 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re WRMI 5850 missing during WORLD OF RADIO, July 28 at 0130,
Bob Biermann explains on the WOR iog in a different response to Walt
Salmaniw noting that 5850 has also been missing at least four times
this year when he has tried to record SW Radiogram at 0800 Sundays:

``Just a couple of notes about the Radiogram. First, as someone
remarked, they would expect "better service" if they were paying for
the program. WRMI airs the RadioGram at NO CHARGE. In addition, the
transmission line for the transmitter on 5850 was damaged by a storm
over the weekend and was only fixed on Sunday morning when there was
daylight. The RadioGram also airs at the same time on 7730.

Operating any Shortwave station is very difficult these days. The
"supply" of technical people that can work on this equipment is
shrinking at an alarming pace. In just a handful of years, it will be
critical for most SW stations around the world. Many senior
engineering staff is at or over retirement age or closing in fast.
Younger people show no interest, and why should they? Today they can
make as much working in IT than in broadcasting. Now, this is simply
my personal opinion and does not represent any station. Personally, I
see a tremendous amount of undue criticism on how many of the SW
stations are run. Some people seem to be experts who have never
operated such a facility. It's not for the faint of heart. The term
"armchair quarterback" comes to mind. Unless you are active in the
business you can't comprehend the challenges you face on a daily
basis. Tube replacement costs are skyrocketing, and certain parts
(like qualified engineers) are often in short supply.

As far as computer glitches, the automation software is highly
reliable, and the computer systems are on massive battery backup. The
program needs to be uploaded to us. If the program is there, it will
air. One of the issues at WRMI is the fact of no decent or reliable
Internet Service providers that can reach or serve us. It is worse
than third world. We are miles from civilization, and I mean miles.
There is no cable or Fiber within 8 miles, just some poorly maintained
copper wire pairs from CenturyLink. We have an over the air backup,
but it's a multi mile hop, subject to frequent problems we can't
control. Many programmers want to stream, but bandwidth is scarce.
Satellite "may" be an option in the future, but there are severe data
limitations making it a poor option at present, and in Florida, rain
fade issues.``

I was surprised at WRMI`s poor internet service, as its streaming of
9955 programming is pretty reliable, and I seldom have any problems
uploading 10+ MB WOR files via ftp to four different Systems taking a
minute or two each (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, July 29 at 0455, WTWW-1 is off, nor audible on day
frequency 9475. 5085, WTWW-2 however is on with rock music,
accompanied as always by the weak spurs about 5072.1 and 5097.9.
Unfortunately did not have a chance to check for similar spurs when
9930 was rarely activated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1700 UT July 29

 

Glenn Hauer logs July 27-28, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, July 28 2019

Hauser
** CHINA. 14850, July 28 at 1329, CNR1 jammer very poor. Bad
propagation from FE today; other JBA carriers or JBA Chinese: at 1335,
11120, 11440; at 1421, 11100, 11440;

and at 1420 on 10410, but this one is a -1390 KCRC local mix with
11800, temporary CRI English mistaken relay frequency via CUBA, q.v.,
confirmed as overload by vanishing when I switch from Preamp2 to 1.
When CRO goes back to 11880, the mix will go back to 10490 where it
``belongs`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11800, July 28 at 1403, CRI English relay is here instead of
11880!! Punch-up error, no doubt. Good modulation for a change, and
S9+20. But this frequency is *not* flanked by plus/minus 10 kHz spurs
like 11880 was; different transmitter, also accounting for the error
by an unfamiliar sloppyrator at a different site? 1405 starts
`Roundtable`. Fortunately, HFCC shows nothing at all supposed to be on
11800 at 1400-1600; nor anything in the Western Hemisphere on 11795 or
11805, only some brief Asians on the adjacents (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, UT Sun July 28 at 0030, honky-tonk music
at S9, surely Wolverine Radio which consistently puts in these bigsigs
for a pirate. 0047 just missed an ID? 0056 definite ID. Many more logs
here between 0028 and 0126:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,56335.0.html
where the keyword in song titles was ``long`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1992 monitoring: confirmed Saturday July 27
at 2107, the 2100 on WRMI 9955, poor S4-S6; so I can`t know if
transmitter was really on by 2100 this time.

NOT confirmed UT Sunday July 28 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, so our only WRMI
broadcast beamed NW across North America is a bust. 5850 is not on the
air at all, nor at earlier check 0052 past 0101, boding ill. So two of
the three Saturday times on WRMI were no-shows.

Confirmed UT Sunday July 28 at 0322 already underway the nominal 0315
on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, going from Brazil to Canada, which is 3
minutes into, so started circa 0319; S9+10 and not too much line noise
level: I then find that it`s worst between 3.0 and 9.5 MHz; also with
some peaks in the MW band such as around 1200. Hope OG&E will be back
on the case Monday.

Also confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: ``GERMANY, World of Radio
#1992 via Hamburger Lokalradio on July 28
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjCxNFUNTc0&feature=youtu.be

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/world-of-radio1992-via-hamburger_28.html
1030-1100 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak/fair``

Next:
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW [6160v, 3265v too? CHECK]
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

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

** U S A. WBCQ special on 5130? Thread about this on the WOR iogroup:

So can anyone hear 5130.38? Is it on the air, and if so with what
``special free radio from the west`` at 20-06 UT? Would not expect it
to be on Area 51 webcast, which this was going to replace today, and
that is playing rock music (Glenn Hauser, 2234 UT Sat July 27, WOR iog
via DXLD)

I quickly checked; it's about an SIO 444 now here in MD with music on
my KiwiSDR:
http://sdr.hfunderpants.com:8073/?f=5130.3amnz10
(Chris Smolinski, Black Cat Systems, Westminster, MD USA,
http://www.blackcatsystems.com 2237 UT, ibid.)

The title comes up on a blank page (Glenn, 2246 UT, ibid.)

Browser issue? (Chris, 2248 UT, ibid.)

I guess so - that was on Firefox. Now getting it on Edge. Could not
understand an ID at 2252, then tribute to Wolfman Jack. I suspect it
is not YHWH (Glenn, 2253 UT, ibid.)

Checked 5130 a couple times 2100 and 2200 UT; pop and rock music mix
with good signal in Montreal (Gilles Letourneau, 2253 UT, ibid.)

I`ve continued listening with one ear [only via Chris` SDR]. Oldies,
with some modulation dead air breaks. IDs something like ``Campus
Radio Summer Camp``, with seemingly legit callsign IDs for three?
Indiana stations, one of them an -LP, in Bloomington; and for WBCQ
5130. Asking for calls from SWLs to 812 369 5839. Announcement breaks
circa 2304 and 2331. And other times in between, seems like live DJs
(Glenn, 2338 UT, ibid.)

This appears to be the source, higher fi and without the dropouts:
https://wiux.org/listen/991fm/
(Glenn, 0011 UT, ibid.)

Hi Glenn, Yep, I also hear WBCQ transmitting on 5130 kHz. Report is as
follows: 0105 UT -- English- Program: Music Request Show. SINPO 45334.
There is quite a bit of flutter. So, they must have managed to get it
to return to the air. 73 de (Chuck W3ON Gessner, 0112 UT, ibid.)

With GPS-sync active on my KiwiSDR, I make it 5130.317 kHz at 0135 UT
July 28. Classic rock. S9+20. Relatively good modulation with some
distortion, and some thunderstorm QRN (Jim Barrett, Elmira, NY, 0157
UT, ibid.)

Area 51 on 6160 [instead] --- Tuned in at 2245 to get my equipment
adjusted. Was mostly noise till 0003 [July 28]. Signal started to come
up and wasn't terrible. Marred by two long, noisy hets. At 0101 the
audio disappeared completely and could only hear RHC [6165]. Had to
shut off the SYNC function and go to a narrower filter to get correct
audio back. Could still hear the audio from Cuba underneath things but
could copy Area 51 (John Carver, Mid-North Indiana, 0207 UT, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

Canned IDs every half hour or so, so swift that it was hard to copy
call letters. At first I thought one of them was WIUS, but that`s in
IL, and WIUX-LP correlates with Bloomington IN, as well as music
audio seemingly matching but far out of synch with WBCQ via MD SDR ---
in fact, WIUX itself about 32 seconds behind WBCQ as received here at
0014 July 28. One of the other Indiana calls sounded like WWHH, but
that`s not right for any legal station. Did anyone copy them all for
sure?

At 0024 UT July 28, I`m finally trying to hear it on my own receiver,
VP S8 on 5130.32; programming on 7490+ and 6160 all sound different at
0028. At 0047, 6160 is S9+10 vs local high line noise level.

Remember that Larry Will expected his Area 51 to be on three WBCQ
frequencies Sunday evening/UT Monday: 6160, 5130 and 3265. Please
confirm whether this applies to WORLD OF RADIO at 0300v, not just
5130+ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, July 27 at 2101, WTWW-2 is OFF, after having been ON
during midday as in previous report, testing? Nor is there any signal
audible on 15810-, WTWW-3, which was on earlier that morning.

5085 (nor 9930) is still not on at 2336 nor by 0000 UT July 28, no
`Theatre Organ in the Ozarx` to be heard, but probably would be a
repeat, and probably on webcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 1660, July 28 at 0305 UT, Waco ad making fast SAH with the
other 1660 around here, Kansas City; then Waco rejoins a Rangers game,
presumably silly baseball from Texas vs another game on KWOD. The two
are mutually nullable as usual. Checking only because MWCircle had
this item via editor Steve Whitt on July 26:

USA ESPN KRZI 1660 off air

https://awfulannouncing.com/espn/espn-central-texas-radio-station-vandalized-damage-knocks-station-off-air.html
tho it`s not clear in this brief item what the vandalism was and
replies from the P.D. indicate it was back on by the next day (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. RADIO FREE AMERICA
The greatest radio shows in America, on your schedule
https://www.radiofreeamerica.com/

Here`s their long station list:
https://www.radiofreeamerica.com/stations
it`s in alfabetical order by city, so you may want to do a search on
call letters instead.

Strangely? enough, not a single OK station, nearest being the one from
KS, HPPR (High Plains Public Radio out of Garden City).

I first heard about this from plugs on one of my favorite webcasting
stations, KSFR in Santa Fe. RFA mainly allows access to music shows on
demand for two weeks, but also linx to them when they are live.

This includes many of the best, or most diverse, public, university
and community radio stations. Some of them used to be on my Monitoring
Reminders Calendar, which I had to suspend as just too much work to
maintain. Recommended to explore RFA if you have time to listen to so
much good stuff (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1951 UT July 28

 

Glenn Hauser logs July 26-27, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, July 27 2019

Hauser
** ALBANIA. 6020 & 9570, July 27 at 0043 check, both CRI relays to
North America are still OFF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9665.09, July 27 at 0046, Brazuguese, so as I suspected
from previous JBA carrier log, it is indeed Voz Missionária varied up
to the plus side, after a long time well below 9665.0, and found once
even below 9664.0 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11870 & 11890, July 27 at 1428, CRI English relay
on 11880 is now flanked by much weaker spurs of S5-S7 vs S9+20/30 on
11880. First time I have ever noted this, but means by now this has to
be the same transmitter airing RHC Spanish in the tardes centered on
11850 with plus/minus 10 kHz spurs on 11840 and 11860, the latter
obscured by jamming at least until RM close (and in previous seasons
all 10 kHz lower, 11830-11840-11850). Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, July 27 at 1616, RHC Spanish somewhat distorted with
hum; 11760 somewhat distorted and no hum. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 11940, July 27 at 0050, REE is managing to modulate in
Castilian, unlike last time when it was just noise. But also like last
time, the N American frequency 9690 is AWOL. 11940 for S America is
offbeam for us, and we always hear 12030 better, close to directly off
its back toward Mideast, but it is not run this late.

12030, Saturday July 27 at 1429, REE music is JBA, while 9690 is
inaudible, probably still down to North America, altho when active
this early on weekends only, it`s a poor second to 12030 for Mideast
backwards (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1992 monitoring; confirmed first
SWBC, Friday July 26 at 2200 on WRMI 9955 (which is always SSE, not
NNW as I miswrote last time --- altho a lot of us depend on its back
radiation.) Seems like lite Cuban pulse jamming starts up at same
time; tnx a lot! Anyhow, my local line noise level has relented for
the moment, allowing 9955 thru clearly at S9/+10.

Also confirmed UT Sat July 27 after 0130 on WRMI 7780, JBA in HNL.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, confirms: ``GERMANY, World of Radio #1992 via
Hamburger Lokalradio on July 27:

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/world-of-radio1992-via-hamburger.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yGtNk1eWek&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM1FnC2mNCU&feature=youtu.be
0630-0700 on 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, fair``

Not confirmed Sat July 27 at 1130 on WRMI 9955 --- a gospel huxter
instead, as now shown on the skedgrid. All the other WOR airings on
WRMI appear to be intact, including three imaginary ones between 21
and 22 on the no frequencies of System D.

Not confirmed Sat July 27 at 1430-1500 on Hamburger Lookalradio,
7265-CUSB; via UTwente SDR, as usual, not a trace of even a reduced
carrier vs huge splash from 9490 Romania. Next:

2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

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

** U S A. 7490.13v, Friday July 26 at 2358, WBCQ S9+20 including
noise, so hardly readable, 6160 hardly audible as local line noise is
on again; just prior to this week`s live `AAAWWW`. But I do manage to
make some sporadic notes, none from the webcast: 5130 will air a
special on Saturday starting at 4pm ET [20 UT], ``a free radio program
coming out of the West``, but no further details. (Could it be Station
YHWH, which did a special on WBCQ previously?).

Oh oh, he says #2 transmitter on 5130 just shut down. Some fumbling
around as he tries to phone Tom while on the air, then unusually plays
a couple minutes of music from 0009. AW back before 0012 saying with
5130 off, will just be trimulcasting now instead of quadri-, i.e.
still also on 6160, 3265.

A 50 kW transmitter has been testing, retuned to 6160, which he
nicknames ``Sexy 61-60``. Now during a break in the local HNL, I can
also hear him on 6160, but 7490 is better. By 0035, between random HNL
bursts, I find 6160 at S9-S5, and no ACI yet from 6165, as RHC may not
come on until 0100. Now I measure it just a tad below 6160.00. He also
mentions that WBCQ is employing more and more computer control. Then
reads an anti-Moslem dissertation. For a more complete summary, over
to John H. Carver:

``Tonight's show started a bit early again on 7490. First voice over
during the theme music was moon bats. Allan and Angela in the studio
again. Opening talk about all the landscaping Angela is doing around
the station. Phone lines are locked down at the moment. Allan
discloses that 6160 is indeed using the old 9330 transmitter after
some TimTron modifications were added for better fidelity. Allan
announces that the 5130 transmitter has gone down and attempts to
restart it remotely. The attempt fails and he puts some music on and
goes out to the transmitter building to see if he can start it. He
returned after a few minutes and announced that the transmitter has a
grid short and will have to be worked on tomorrow morning. So they are
only transmitting on 3265, 6160 and 7490.

He states that he is very happy in general with the new transmitter
and antenna. Says it will be back on in late August as they continue
tweaking things on it. Says that airtime on 6160 will sell at about
twenty-five dollars an hour with generous discounts for blocks of
time. Wants good pirate shows, good music shows, etc. Reads some old
emails at 0035 of which one sets off some political talk. Reading of
current emails at 0058 and closing prayer at 0102. After the prayer he
announces that there will be a special program on 5130 on Saturday
starting at four Eastern. For tomorrow only the Area 51 service will
move to 6160. No phone calls allowed this evening and Allan ran out of
time before he could give the state of the station address that he
promised at the beginning of the program. Program was off the air at
0106 with no music and directly into Brother Stair. John, Mid-North
Indiana``

6159.976, July 27 at 0504 is its measurement now; wobbles slightly in
real time and probably varies more over a longer period. This is all I
can do with its JBA carrier in HNL, not determine what programming.

Earlier we had this from Larry Will in Maryland:

``Allan tells me that there is a special programming block that will
be on 5130 Saturday from 4pm to 2am US eastern time [20-06 UT]. This
displaces our Area 51 programming.

However, we will be on the new 6160 service instead. This is the
former 9330 transmitter that's been re-tuned for the new frequency.
I've been listening to this new service this week and it is putting
out a great signal, much better than 5130 during the times when Area
51 is on.

On Sunday we'll be back on 5130 but should also have a simulcast on
6160 as well.

Our regular 3265 weekend simulcast will remain in place. If I recall,
this service simulcasts Area 51 all weekend except for Pirate Joe's
talk show on Saturday night.

Allan will be on live tonight at 8 pm eastern time on
3265//5130//6160//7490. Cheers, Lw``

BUT, that arrangement will depend on whether they can get the 5130.4
transmitter working again. Note that this also implies that at 0300v
UT Mondays, WORLD OF RADIO should be on 3264.9 and 6160v, as well as
5130.38v. Can anyone confirm by monitoring? 3265 just doesn`t make it
here, especially in summer noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 15809.958, July 27 at 1502, JBA offset carrier must be
another WTWW-3 test, while neighbor 15825 WWCR is only a trifle
stronger JBA carrier. No sporadic E boost today over their
two-close-for-F2 one-megameter paths! First noted 15810 JBA carrier
via UTwente at 1458 after trying to hear WOR on 9485.

9930, Saturday July 27 at 1610, surprised to find WTWW-2 on here for
the first time in ages; very strong on caradio but no precision
measurement possible. Ted Randall in hamtalk, but his interviewee is
muffled, unreadable as if almost totally off-mike. Maybe was an axual
ham contact not patched in properly for broadcast? 1615 modulation
cuts off and on, while carrier remains steady; 1620 carrier off during
which I check all other possible WTWW frequencies on the DX-398 and
hear nothing. 1622 back on with dead air. 1623 rockmusic and jingle;
Ted asking for reports and music requests; implies a prize for those
citing a specific phrase. Apparently testing with pre-recorded
programming. Still going with rock music, ham ads past 1700; and still
at 1804 check plugging auto-music-request on website for the ``5085``
service --- but it`s 9930 now, geez (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 91.3, July 27 at 1559 UT after financial talk show, ``91.3,
KAXR Arkansas City`` ID. On caradio a few miles north of Enid; I never
hear this in Enid due to ACI from local 91.1. At this location, Enid`s
92.1 dead air and even 91.1 are losing out to CCI. KAXR is 13.5 kW, a
disposable AFR station.

91.5, July 27 before and after 1600 UT, on caradio north of Enid, two
stations combating, gospel music vs talk. Music must be KSNS, Medicine
Lodge KS, 95 kW vertical, 0 kW horizontal, just across the OK
frontier, and somewhat audible in Enid if it get past 91.7 KOSU and
its HD noise; as for the other, of the three 91.5 Okies, none likely
--- too far, too low-powered or both (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2037 UT July 27

 

Glenn Hauser logs July 25-26, 2019  View Printable Version 
Friday, July 26 2019

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 9665.11, July 26 at 0114, JBA carrier, and nothing on the
minus side. Presume R. Voz Missionária has now slid up to the plus
side. Nothing much else propagating from ZY-land on 9 or 11 MHz (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1120, July 26 at 0124 UT, Spanish music making
heavy ~5 Hz SAH with sillyballgame in English, i.e. KETU Catoosa vs
KMOX. KETU official sunset in July is 0145 UT (August: 0115), but
supposed to be reduced from 10 to 7 kW during Critical Hours starting
at 2345 UT – that certainly does not help out KMOX here.

KETU pattern has broad major lobe slightly west of south, i.e. right
across Tulsa from the north side, with sharp nulls toward the NW
(Colorado?) and NE (St Louis), but Enid almost to the west is getting
only a fraxion off the shoulder of the lobe. On caradio it`s not
enough to overcome powerline, trafficlight noise except in a few lucky
spots.

Recheck at 1602 UT with no KMOX, ID as ``La Diferente`` and a .9 FM
frequency, presumably the translator listed on 97.9. Later in hour, ad
for Mercado Las Americas, the grocery store which I think is involved
in KETU ownership, licensed to La Zeta 95.7, which is KSEC, 6/6 kW in
Bentonville AR (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 11940, UT Fri July 26 at 0117, S8-S6 of dead air, surely REE
which is supposed to modulate here until 0200 on weekdays, for S
America; while the NAm frequency 9690 is OFF. More problems.

Alan Roe found out from Justin Coe that co-host Alison Hughes has been
on sick leave for months but expected back soon. That explains his
sole hosting of English M/W/F at 2200-2230, and mostly-music content
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Since WWV is in well on 5, 10, 15 and 20 MHz, July 26 at
0121/0132, I check the NRD-545 for zero-beat tuning. It has always
required a correxion factor of about plus 10 Hz, but now I find the
offness is not linear:
5000 = tuned to 4999.99, add 10 Hz
10000 = tuned to 9999.98, add 20 Hz
15000 = tuned to 14999.97, add 30 Hz
20000 = tuned to 19999.95, add 50 Hz
These offsets are not precise since tuning display does not go down to
the 1-Hz level. My more precise .### 3-digit measurements must be made
with the R75 instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1992 contents: Albania, Australia,
Brasil, Canada, China and non, Cuba, Denmark, Guam, Kashmir, Korea
North non, México, North America, Norway, Perú, Philippines, Sikkim,
Spain, Tibet, Ukraine and non, USA, Uzbekistan, Vatican non, khobless
caradios, ton of cement; and the propagation outlooks

SW Broadcasts should be:
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to NNW
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [Aug 3, 17, alt. weeks]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

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

** U S A. 15770, July 25 at 1547, WRMI in dead air, or is it JBM?
Maybe a trace; still/again DA at 1837 check instead of SMTV. What a
waste. BTW, I`m baffled why WRMI does not use a single 11 or 13 MHz
band frequency in the summer daytimes, rather 6, 7 or 9 MHz which lose
a lot to absorption and are lucky to be audible at one-hop distance
from Okee (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.2v, UT Fri July 26 at 0110, WBCQ is still on with
Brother Scare, more or less like 7570 & 7730 WRMI. WBCQ sked does not
show anything on 7490 after 0100, and 0000-0100 is an Available Time
Slot. Apparently an ad-hoc extension of TOMBS now that he`s no longer
on 9330v, but for how long?

6159.775, July 26 at 0543, JBA carrier, presumed WBCQ slipped down
from the plus side. Still too much almost-constant line noise of at
least S9 here below 9 MHz, but electric utility OG&E is now working on
locating and fixing it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 760, July 26 at 0549 UT, WJR Detroit with heavy CCI
making a SAH of 56/minute, almost 1 Hz. Normally there is no such QRM
as all the surrounding 760s are either supposed to be daytime-only, or
in the case of San Antonio, with a null toward the north; and unseems
Mexican (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1834 UT July 26

 

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