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Glenn Hauser logs March 7, 2021  View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 11 2021

Hauser
** CANADA [and non]. 269-MCW kHz, March 10 at 0726 UT, ND beacon UDE
--- could it be a Cuban, all of which start with U-? No, this one
alternates with a dash, so it`s Canadian, 50 watts from Delta MB.

DXinfocentre.com shows 16 U- Cubans, but all ``decommissioned`` except
250 in Habana - Playa Baracoa, UBP with 80 watts. Not even heard
here.

As in my previous compilation of Caribeacons, classaxe.com shows two
still logged in Jan or Feb this year, 250 UBP and 339 UAH Santiago,
and three more in 2020; but many more are not darkened yet. Lots have
changed their U- callsigns over the years; for security? And/or
miskeying. Something`s always wrong --- here, too (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 9650, Mar 10 at 2007, S9+10 open carrier, SSOB; likely RHC
warming up much earlier than nominal *2200 start and totally blocking
any Guinea. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ERITREA [non]. 17545.061V, Wed Mar 10 at 1530, S4-S7 Bayto Yaikl
clandestine via defective FRANCE transmitter, audibly wavarying as I
try to measure it, roughly between 17545.049 and 17545.073. Semihour
also only on Saturdays, brokered by RMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11820.044, Mar 10 at 1940, continuous Qur`aning, S8
with a lot of deep fading to S5; as always, off-frequency, but
seasonally showing up better again soporifically for my nap until
switch at 2000 to plain Arabic talk; probably soon back to Qur`an
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, March 10 at 2006, REE reactivated after missing this
frequency for almost a week, S9/+10; so, good prospect for token
English at 2300 W/F/M; now it`s a silly ballgame in Spanish. Yes, at
2309, guitar-singers featured by Justin Coe on VG S9+10 into
Bonaire.

Pedro Sedano sends planned A-21 sked showing 9690 replaced by 17855
for North America, total span 1400/0200. Should be good over daypaths,
but much lower needed over nightpaths, like 9690. Wolfgang Bueschel
shows alternative version, changing to 9690 at 2200; we hope (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2076 monitoring: confirmed Wed Mar 10 at 2100
on WRMI 7780, S7-S9 into UTwente SDR.

Also confirmed Wed Mar 10 from 2200:21 on WBCQ 7490+, S7-S9 into KB0FX
SDR in MO, but with some lightning crashes which Blitzortung shows can
be no closer than southern MN and northern MI

Also confirmed Wed Mar 10 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, S8/S9+10 into Bonaire
SDR, atop jamming but losing out as the semihour progresses. Next:

0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Kelley Sprout, KB3LR, Hughesville PA, for a MO to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702. The same address for a
check in US funds on a US bank

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
- not necessarily US funds.

New WOR 2077 should be ready by early UT Fri March 12 for first
airings at 0130 on WRMIs 5850, 7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11825.020, March 10 at 1535, S4-S7 of M&W dialog,
intonation sort of French but not sure. Nothing scheduled now in
latest HFCC, Aoki or EiBi; tho RBAustralia may run until 1500*. Clew:
another site, capable of offfrequenciness (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11945, March 10 until 1538.4* shortly after tune-in to
JBA signal with Doppler flutter. Nothing scheduled; maybe a pre-test
for the next one, *1700 Japan via France? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2328 UT March 10

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 9-10, 2021  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, March 10 2021

Hauser
** CANADA. 2749-USB, March 10 at 0253 UT, marine weather in English by
roboyl, S7-S9 still hard copy in noise level but better than usual.
0256 mentions R-C-M-P- and travel advisories; 0257 abrupt switch to
French by a different-sounding roboyl. Per
https://dxinfocentre.com/mb.htm
the most recent start time for 2749 in Met Area IV is 0240 from
VCS-21, Halifax NS, with 1500 watts; not specified as EE/FF unlike
some of the others. Nothing audible now on 2598-USB as the most recent
Newfoundland broadcast starting at 0207 would be over by now (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 13629 & 13771 approx., March 9 at 1538, JBA S1-S4
spurblobs with F# tone from 13700-AM RHC which is weaker than usual
itself, only S7-S8 with SAH from presumed Bulgaria BS. Second-orders
which should land around 13558 & 13842 not audible. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) see also unID CODAR

** CUBA. 5910, March 10 at 0304, dead air from CRI relay but as soon
as I tune in, power ramped up to quieter S9+30. Shux, missing the
ChiCom news, but maybe will eventually start modulating, underly
and/or distortedly (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 9880-9885-9890, March 9 at 2345, checking for RFI/TDF DRM
test, the N American SDRs I try are not getting it, but TWR Dominican
Republic does, barely: SNR 11-13 dB, still at 8.08 kbps, S7-S8 and
occasionally decode breaking thru. Altho 2330-2400 a convenient? time
for NAm, this and all the others are axually beamed 105 degrees from
ISSoudun for S Asia; for how much longer? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, March 9 at 2349, another day of REE North American
transmitter missing, no signal to S Miami SDR, but audible on 11940,
12030. March 10 at 0126 direct check, 11940 is OK, but still no 9690,
just splatter from 9700 Cuba. If 9690 still AWOL on Wednesday, maybe
we can hear token English at 2300 on some of the others (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** TIBET [non]. 12125, March 9 at 1555, surprising S7-S9 signal in
unknown language, but RFA Tibetan via TINIAN, NMI, is listed by EiBi,
not Aoki, this hour only; surely jammed but that would be in unheard
Chinese. Off after 1600 clearing frequency for CODAR only.

11550, March 9 at 1556, similar good signal S9-S6 in Korean, still
past 1600, i.e. RFA Korean via SAIPAN, NMI until 1900 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, March 9 at 1537, K6FRC call over and over, JBA,
the 1.8-milliwatt HIFER beacon in Patterson, California; rarely
audible but always around now in the mornings (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2076 monitoring, next:
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Kelley Sprout, KB3LR, Hughesville PA, for a MO to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702. The same address for a
check in US funds on a US bank

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
- not necessarily US funds (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 12050, March 9 at 1557, WEWN Spanish with ICR/RCC news,
surprisingly strong S9/+10. Must be getting sporadic E boost, but no
MUF blob on DXMAP to account for it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, March 10 at 0250, WTWW-2 is weakened, only S9/+10 and
fluttery instead of solid, furthermore undermodulated uselessizing it.
Only other TN signal any good is 3215 WWCR, aside from its annoying
squeal; degraded propagation also takes out 5935, 4840 and no doubt
5830 if it be on (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 820 kHz, March 10 at 0142 UT, at least on the E-W longwire,
WBAP The Metroplex has QRM from an understation, ``You are listening
to the Zack --- on CBS Sports Radio``. NRC AM Log shows the only CS on
820 is WWBA Largo FL, U4 50/1 kW. Its night pattern is supposed to be
circular skewed SW into the Gulf; day pattern two tight lobes to north
and SSE; or is it on ND STA? We`ve had WWBA QRMing WBAP before, even
with same programming echoing (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1030 kHz, March 10 at 0145 UT, Mexmx dominating, Spanish ad
with an 866-tollfree number, more music. First, to rule out KCTA
Corpus Christi semi-Spanish but religious: this one loops E/W, not
N/S, but therefore is still Unitedstatesian. 0149 ID by SHVA =
super-hype voice-actor so beloved of macho stations -- which is a
needed standard abbr. in DXing I have been glad to coin --- mentioning
97.3 FM among others. Mostly dominant but some fades down as KCWJ MO
in English fades up with its frequent IDs such as at 0153, 0216. My
first guess for Spanish E/W is WGSF Memphis TN, U12! 50/1 kW, 24h as
Radio Ambiente per NRC AM Log, but no group and no FM listed; heard
before. And where is our closest 1030, KFAY Farmington AR, English
news/talk U4 6000/1000?

0156, Mexmx is back up, 0200 fade for ToH ID, natch; 0211 non-IDs for
two FMs: 99.1 and 97.3. Ajá, that clinches it thanks to Grp info in
the NRC AM Log for one of the few other SS on 1030: WNOW, Mint Hill
(Charlotte) NC! which is a 9400-watt DAYTIMER, and it`s direxional,
circle tangent west aimed right at us. Its Group at the bottom of page
296 is ``La Zeta`` including a 1060 station and mere translators on
those very two FM frequencies: W247CV on 97.3, and W256BP on 99.1.

I never copied ``La Zeta`` nor any call letters nor any cities, but
this circumstantial info make me totally positive. Per WTFDA FMDB,
99.1 is licensed to Charlotte itself, 97.3 to Monroe NC. Mint Hill is
on the east side of Charlotte just inside the I-485 ring. Monroe is
further out to the SE, halfway to SC. Recheck at 0257-0302 UT, no more
WNOW, just KCWJ including at 0300, ``Real Country 1030-AM, KCWJ, Blue
Springs ---``. So maybe WNOW finally turned off (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. Re: [WOR] Heterodyne on 1540 --- ``Mystery finally solved!
The station at 1540.195 kHz as monitored from the KiWi SDR in
Woodstock, GA and confirmed at my home location in Buford, GA is in
fact WKVQ in Eatonton, GA. I actually heard a station ID at just past
1900 UT on 9 March with someone in between Gospel songs announcing
"WKVQ ...1540 on your AM dial...Eatonton". WKVQ as monitored on KiWi
SDR in Woodstock, Georgia USA, 1540.195 kHz SDR center, Sync Upper
Sideband mode, waterfall/spectrum capture, and audio of ID at 1900 UT
on 9 March 2021:
https://youtu.be/GvV0csFz5TM
- Harry Smith, Buford, GA``

[and non] Here`s something else? on the IRCA iog: ``Rob Keeney 2:31 am
#18357 --- I've got a weak carrier showing on 1540.209 tonight on an
approx bearing of 108° from Harker Heights TX, which is much farther
south than what Fred is talking about. Rob Keeney, Harker Heights TX,
Airspy HF+ Discovery, YouLoop, XHDATA D-808 barefoot``

H.H. is a 26K suburb of Killeen, not even indexed in regular Atlas,
i.e. near Waco and Temple, north of Austin. 108 degrees from there
misses USA entirely, between Florida and Cuba, across Hispaniola, St.
Vincent, skims the NE coast of Brasil. Any 1540s around there? None in
Caribbean but plenty in Brasil, a few in the nordeste. BTW, WRTH 2021
page 554 shows Bahamas 1540 ZNS as in Freeport instead of Nassau. 810
is the one in Freeport, page 93 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6205, March 9 at 1915-1925, weak S4 open carrier into
Bonaire SDR, ROCV testing another frequency; via WOR iog:

``Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain. VENEZUELA, 6205, R. O. C. V., El Tigre,
according with a whatsapp from the station, R. O. C. V is testing
right now on 6205 with only carrier, later will test audio, music, 60
watts power. Checking via SDR Kiwi remote receiver in Bonaire, 1535,
09-03, fair carrier, no audio``

Audio-visually, without BFO on Bonaire, nor on waterfall, not
noticeably different from S4 band noise level. But also audible &
visible are local Bonaire S5 noise peaks circa 6215 and 6150, and more
~65 kHz above and below. ROCV too weak to register any frequency
offset.

By 0224 UT March 10 check on my own rx, a JBA carrier which I can
measure as 6205.022. What`s next? Likely to confront Europirate and
other QRM here. Meanwhile some other N Americans are hearing it better
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5984.0-CW, March 10 at 0305-0307*, can`t help but notice
some automated Morse code as I bandscan, fortunately before WRMI comes
up on 5985. Includes a lot of numbers but not totally as if spy. Never
copied a DE or an ID. EiBi includes lots of utes, but nothing here nor
on 5985.

Search of the UDXF iog immediately gets two and only two hits on 5984.
Including on 4 July *2013*, Russian Navy on 8345, lots of messages
copied including one calling for a QSX [reply] on 5984. RCV was often
being called, which I logged Feb 24, 2021 near the same hour on
another intruding frequency, 5916.0-CW, Sevastopol`, Crimea. I did not
remember that frequency in time to check it again.

UDXF info came from:
``Tony Roper, Icom IC-R8500, SDR-IQ, Longwire, Garex Active Antenna,
Visit my website for aviation images: http://www.rogdabbit.co.uk
Blog: http://planesandstuff.wordpress.com/
Shack situated: http://goo.gl/maps/3GPhm
Maidens, Scotland`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13832-13900 approx., March 9 at 1542, weak CODAR across
this range where I have not noted it before; as I am looking for
Cublobs; mainly QRMs also weak 13845 WWCR. Or as Harold Frodge, MI,
calls CODAR, with a Feb 16-17 survey at 0444 on the 4 MHz band, 2234
and 1944 on 13 where normally vigent but not including today`s obs:
``Otherness: Int’l Windshield Wiper Synchronization Service
4740-4760 4775-4785 4805-4815 4890-4910 13415-13480 13535-13545``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0520 UT March 10

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 8-9, 2021  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, March 09 2021

Hauser
** MEXICO. Re 770, XEFRTM, Zacatecas, here`s another report of it just
received:

``770 MÉXICO XEFRM , Fresnillo. MAR 28 0453 – fair mixing
with CHQR/KATL/KKOB while local KTTH was having automation problems.
Sounded like Fútbol game, or highlights from an earlier game. IDed
with the help of James Niven who confirmed this was //"W Radio"
outlets XEX-730 and XEW-990 . This is a new 25 kW "W Radio"
outlet that's been on the air for a few months. [BP-WA] BRUCE PORTZER,
Seattle WA. Perseus receiver with terminated outdoor 10'x40' delta
loops`` (DXWW edited by Brandon Jordan who is retiring and a successor
is needed, IRCA DX Monitor March 13, published March 8)

** SPAIN [and non]. 9690, REE frequency for N America, is still down -
nothing at 2203 check March 8 tho Europe propagates e.g. 9420 Greece.
There are signals from the other three Noblejas transmitters, 12030,
11940 and even 11685, always the weakest for Africa vs RTTY 11687.5,
presumably NAU Puerto Rico. So another token English broadcast is
likely missed for us at 2300-2330 Monday but not checked then.
However, by 0154 UT March 9 at Bonaire TWR SDR, 11940 thataway is
S8-S9, nothing on 9690 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1040, re `Red Eye Radio` heard under WHO must be the only
RER affiliate listed, WYSL, Avon NY --- the following may be more
likely, from Greg Hardison on the WOR iog:

``"``Red Eye Radio``, the competing slightly more rational? national
talkshow..." --- I believe WHBO is carrying this also on 1040 with a
24 hr ND signal under STA; I've noticed the RER website is somewhat
pitifully non-updated in its allegations of affiliates listed. RER is
indeed about as "rational" as blind, deaf, dumb, mindlessly
unquestioning obsequious groveling worship of Trump ever gets.``

WHBO is in Pinellas Park FL, when not STA, nominally U2 3600/420
watts, per NRC AM Log, NWS/tlk, only net shown with WW1. But RER is
part of Westwood One, as on their program schedule
https://www.newstalkflorida.com/radio-lineup/
at 1-5 am weekdays, 1-6 am weekends - EST, soon shifting to EDT =
05-09 & 05-10 UT respectively. Supposedly only 105 watts per:

Letter from FCC on file dated February 19, 2021:

``This is in reference to the request filed on February 11, 2021.
Genesis has requested a further extension of the STA granted on August
28, *2006*, as modified to continue operating ND at night with reduced
power to allow time to file the required FCC Form 301 application to
propose a new two tower nighttime array (due to the past removal of
one of the nighttime towers).1

In support of the request, Genesis stated that it plans to file the
application to propose a new nighttime two tower directional antenna
pattern within the next 30 days. [...]

Accordingly, the request for extension of the STA IS HEREBY GRANTED,
and Genesis may continue to operate ND at night with a maximum of
0.105 kW using the daytime site tower, with no change to the licensed
daytime operation. Genesis must reduce nighttime power or cease
operation if complaints of interference are received, and use whatever
means are necessary to protect workers and the public from exposure to
radio frequency radiation in excess of the Commission’s exposure
guidelines. See 47 CFR § 1.1310. This authority expires on August 18,
2021. Sincerely, [signed] Joseph Szczesny, Engineer, Audio Division,
Media Bureau`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1510, March 9 at 0023 UT, S9+10/20 of dead air suppressing
sound from understation presumed WLAC; i.e. this is another screwup by
KCTE, DFed from the NE direxion of Independence MO. Well at least this
post-sunset daytimer is not off-frequency and not modulating: two out
of three, how bad is that? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA [non]. 7500, March 9 at 0148, zero signal into Bonaire
SDR from ROCV. Was yesterday its only test day? Not on ex-6906 nor
ex-6200 either. What be next?

7495, I do notice however, some language S7 aside 7500. EiBi shows
it`s VOA Radio Ashna in Pashto to Afghanistan via KUWAIT (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0538 UT March 9

 

Glenn Hauser logs March +7-8, 2021  View Printable Version 
Monday, March 08 2021

Hauser
** CUBA. 13838, 13769 S6, 13631 S7, 13562, 13493 vs CODAR, all
approx., March 8 at 1408, FMish spurblobs with F# tones out of
13700-AM which is S9+20, back up to good strength today. Oops, those
readings were with preamps off, so add some more S-units to be
comparable. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO [and non]. 770, March 8 at 0600, on a non-DX portable in
another room, favoring N/S paths, Mexican NA, choral for 5 minutes;
0605 maybe local ID but uncopied before ``Doble-U Radio, 900`` and
right into ``Be Happy`` song in English, and followed by at least
three more songs in English; never Spanish? 0634 ``música, W Radio``.
It`s dominant until I change to the R75 on E-W longwire where it`s
mixing with talk in English, got to be K`KOB or WABC. Would have
expected closest and strongest 770 XEACH Monterrey, but soon confirmed
that be still with rival network Radio Fórmula - but why nothing of
it: is XEACH off or emigrated?

Searching on W Radio network site, cannot find any affiliate list but
one other hit is promising:
https://www.facebook.com/wradiomx/
``(W) RADIO llega a ZACATECAS 770``

WRTH 2021 also has this: ``ZC08 XEFRTM 770 25/1 Fresnillo F.Pl.``

2020 IRCA Mexican log has four 770s, including this one on W network:
``XEFRTM Zacatecas Fresnillo 10000 1000 Transmisiones Mik VAR W [net]
new station to replace XEIH which has finished moving to FM. Reported
testing 7/20``

XEFRTM first appeared in DXLD 17-29 of July 19, 2017 as Raymie was
discussing new concessions, this one leading to a Nissan dealership in
Fresnillo illustrated with a streetview.

In my log now, I have not heard Zacatecas or Fresnillo mentioned;
plugged into XEW-900 net feed which is more QRMed and not necessarily
//. 900 Doble-U appears to be mainly talk, but may have an
English-musical subnetwork, as on XEWA 540? Or ``VAR`` encompass
everything. Fresnillo is 1541 km = 958 stmi from Enid. But would seem
uncomfortably close to Monterrey NL for two co-channel stations, 375
km = 233 st mi apart.

On October 27, 2020, IRCA Mexican Log editor Tim Hall reported:
``XEFRTM-770 Fresnillo, Zacatecas (replacement for the widely-heard
XEIH which moved to FM several years ago) is reportedly on the air
with 25 kW and W Radio programming via some kind of a lease agreement.
Slogan is apparently W Radio Zacatecas. The W Radio network has
seemingly not yet created individual web sites for their newer
stations like XEQRMD-1310 and XEFRTM-770. Another target for my
upcoming trip to the Nevada-Utah desert. 73 Tim Hall Chula Vista CA``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 344-MCW kHz, March 8 at 0700 UT, ND beacon JL, which is 25
watts from neighborly JopLin MO, but rarely heard. Was tuned to
343-USB where dxinfocentre.com shows zero beacons (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. Correxion: IY is on 417 kHz, not 415 as originally reported
-- I should have clarified that I was tuned to 415-USB. Such beacons
are often better copiable when off-tuned. Fixed:

417-MCW kHz, March 3 at 0342 UT, IY, 25-watt NDB `Chukk`, Charles
City, Iowa. I was tuned to 415-USB. A regular here, not bothered to
log, but note that classaxe.com shows CBC Cayman Islands active as
recently as January on 415 altho it was thought to be off by last
year; also reported in February on 415 was SLU, St. Lucia, both of
which I would rather hear; but G1 storm and K=5 are insufficient
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2076 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
March 7 from 2300:26 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6160-, S9+5 to KB0FX remote
in MO; following WBCQ IS & ID at 2359 tune-in; dead air, no further ID
or sign-on, 2300 bit of music before WOR plays. Note that from next
week this presumably must shift a real UT hour earlier to 2200+,
further into daytime absorption which is already increasing by later
sunsets. Add another sesquihour of daytime at Monticello by Solstice.

Also confirmed UT Monday March 8 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG S9+30/40
direct.

Also confirmed UT Mon Mar 8 at 0230 on WRMIs 5800, S9+30 to KB0FX
remote in MO despite aimed away; and 7780, S8/S9+5 to UTwente. Also on
WRN sat/webcast.

Also confirmed Mon Mar 8 from 1900:30 on IRRS 7290 via Bulgaria, S9+35
at first via UTwente after bumpup to full power, reducinng the ACI
from 7280 Vietnam and 7295 East Turkistan. Spotchecked OK but fading
down somewhat by clean fin at 1929:31 pause, music and FSN. Earlier,
carrier on at *1855:25; 1857 ChiCom ACI jumps from 7285 to stronger
7295; some humwhine on 7290 before modulation cut on at 1859:46 saying
``fluffy and fuzzy``, then fragment of IRRS ID only, no sign-on;
1900:00 Feature Story News headlines, then WOR. Next:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Kelley Sprout, KB3LR, Hughesville PA, for a MO to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702. The same address for a
check in US funds on a US bank

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
- not necessarily US funds (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5985, March 8 at 0521, S9 of dead air from this minor #2
WRMI frequency, supposed to be Yeshua Messiah Ministry on Mondays
only. Or is it JBM? Trace of audio but could be crosstalk (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1040, UT Monday March 8 at 0646 UT, WHO is on C2CAM // many
others, some wacka who thinx pyramids are ``energy generators``
feeding into the ``frequency`` of the planet, and believes in
benevolent reptilian ETs; but with an understation clearly mentioning
``Red Eye Radio``, the competing slightly more rational? national
talkshow.

Both NRC AM Log and RER`s own affiliate reference
https://www.redeyeradioshow.com/red-eye-radio-affiliates/
show the only 1040 is WYSL Avon NY, 20000/500 watts; hmm, I wonder
which power now? Where is Avon? Just south of Rochester across I-90,
1864 km = 1158 st mi from Enid (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1540.213V approx., slightly wavering carrier here hetting
1540.0 signals, March 8 at 0524 UR. Also others such as 1539.96
presumed KGBC. Identity of the 1540.2 signal discussed further:

``It may be WKQV 1540 in Eatonton, GA. I live in the Atlanta metro
area. Although I don’t typically travel ESE of Atlanta in the
direction of Eatonton, GA (south of Madison, GA), I was in Loganville,
GA on Sunday afternoon 7 March from 1900 to 2100 UT. Loganville is a
little closer to Eatonton than my home location and in the
(theoretical) deep fringe of the station WKQV ground wave.

I could definitely detect a steady (not fading) het on 1540 on my car
radio. No audio detected just the distorted het. Considering the sale
of the station for $ 10 recently to a Rev preacher, the financial
situation at the station would not be stellar which could result in
the disrepair of the transmitter. - Harry Smith, Buford, GA`` WOR iog

More from Harry at 2027 UT March 8:
``I have been tuning in to 1540 since 1900 UT and the station causing
the het is modulating! It is a gospel format but no station ID heard
at 2000 UT. I am able to hear it at my home location now and also on
the Woodstock, GA KiWiSDR where I approximate the center frequency to
be about 1540.195 kHz.

I have confirmed that the gospel music on 1540.195 kHz does not
correspond with the live webstream of WTBI 1540 in Picken, SC. The
gospel music programming on 1540.195 kHz does not correspond to WOGR
in Charlotte, NC. WBIN in Tennessee is apparently off the air on 1540
kHz.

So it looks like the gospel music programming coming from the 1540.195
kHz might be WKVQ in Eatonton, GA.

Further monitoring at 2025 UT shows a very slow fades at my home
location of Buford, GA and at the Woodstock, GA KiWiSDR location for
the signal at 1540.195 kHz as if the skywave is fading with the ground
wave signal. - Harry Smith, Buford, GA``

``Listening here as well as on several online SDRs points to SE US
location, probably GA or SC. MD, VA, NC receivers had somewhat better
signals than here. Just a weak het on the Rockport, ME, the Edinburgh,
IN, and the Key West, FL KiwiSDR sites. So I think we're zoomed in on
the Carolinas, GA, TN, AL.

0500 and 0600 UTC / 6 MAR checks produced no definitive top-of-hour ID
material, just back to back Black Gospel vocals. The three normal 1540
stations here - ZNS, CHIN, KXEL - are all within 20 Hz of 1540.0
nominal. Mark Connelly, WA1ION | South Yarmouth, MA | FN41vq``, IRCA
iog.

Welcome to Brock Whaley, back with us on the WOR iog, March 8:

``Subject: 1540 What the het is that? From Aiken, SC, 107 miles S of
1540 kHz WTBI Pickens, SC. 1510-1530 UT, Loud low het towards WTBI
1540 kHz on the loop. Covering their slow white choir gospel music and
preaching with the loop aimed north. JBA signal in the WTBI null
(WKVQ?, WOGR?), and the het decreases sharply when WTBI is nulled.
Will try again at 1700 (12 noon local) as daytime skywave still strong
here at 10:10 AM local with WCKY 1530 kHz Cincinnati pinning the meter
with Mike Greenburg ESPN show and WVON 1690 kHz [Chicago] still in
with talk of the George Floyd trial. With those conditions a bit
surprised I hear no audio in the WTBI null, but BFO indicates another
carrier. Brock Whaley Aiken, SC, Palomarloop, phaser for cardioid
pattern, tunable pre-amp, R-1000``

And from Brock later, March 8: ``The 1540 heterodyne at approx.
1540.200a kHz peaks and nulls to the east of me [must mean west ---
gh]. Towards the direction of WKVQ Eatonton, GA. And in the WTBI
Pickens null. On the waterfall it is severely under modulated, if not
just running dead air.

The sidebands on WTBI are much more robust and it is centered at
1540.015. Their daytime groundwave has a fair signal here. This at
1700-1800 (12 noon-1 PM local). The residual skywave I mentioned
earlier (WCKY etc.) is gone and the SDR allows for much better
frequency identification and investigation than the R-1000. Of course,
WKVQ is a daytimer, but could this be the one? It's been known to
happen. Brock Whaley Aiken, SC, Palomar loop, ANC-4, tunable pre-amp,
SDR Play (used here), and many more`` (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

It looks like Harry and Brock have got it as WKVQ. Another reply March
8 on the WOR iog, from the bearings may be something completely
different:

``The carrier was visible on my Airspy HF+ Discovery all night here in
the Rochester, NY area, at about 1540.215. Here the dominant station
is KXEL in Waterloo, Iowa. CHIN-1540, across Lake Ontario in Toronto,
is only barely audible or even visible on the display at times, as I
am in its deepest null. I thought it might be WSIV out of Syracuse, NY
at 57 watts (if they are even on the air), but the signal disappeared
totally after sunrise.

I tried a little DFing with my YouLoop and it seems to peak at a WSW
direction, possibly about 250 degrees. Of course it might be 180 from
that at 70 degrees too - WXEX, New Hampshire?, but at only 3 watts? I
don't think so, as the heterodyne at times is "somewhat" strong and
varies only 10-20 dB down from KXEL's signal.

I don't believe it to be a spur from KXEL itself, as the carrier level
varies differently from KXEL during fade ups and downs. A mystery.
I'll check again tonight. Bill [desertbilly]`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 7500, March 8 at 0033, JBA carrier direct, presumed new
frequency of ROCV which I heard 6 hours earlier via Bonaire remote.
Looks like a good choice for lack of broadcast QRM. Aoki shows nothing
but 28 minutes a week from KTWR, 1217-1245 Sundays only in Japanese.
But slightly more in EiBi adding nearby utes:

7499 0000-2400 ALG Algerian Military ALE ALG
7499 2335-2400 CLA Voice of Tibet TB FE /TJK
7500 2335-2400 CHN CNR1 Jammer/Firedrake M FE
7500 1215-1245 Su GUM KTWR Trans World Radio J J m
7500 1245-1316 Su GUM KTWR DIGITAL J J m
7503 0000-2400 CHN Chinese Military ALE CHN
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, March 8 from 0537:
531, 612, 621, 639(2), *684, 693, 774(2), 855(2), 882, 891, 909, 999,
1044, *1089, 1098, 1107, 1125(2), 1134(2), 1152, 1179, 1215, 1296,
1305(2), 1539. *strongest; (2) at least two beating (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report dispatched at 2046 UT March 8

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 7, 2021  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 07 2021

Hauser
** CUBA. 13629 & 13771 approx., March 7 at 1510, JBA FMish spurblobs
since source 13700-AM is very weak only S7-S8 vs S6 noise level; while
13740 still on but spurfree is very strong. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. Correxion to last report: the Signal to Noise Ratio is of
course in dB, not kHz, fixed:
9880-9885-9890-DRM, so I do, March 6 at 2330: Rochester NY Kiwi SDR,
no DRM detected; UTwente can hear DRM noise in AM mode but too weak;
Bonaire decodes intermittently at SNR +/- 14 dB, S9-S8; displays same
parameters as 11630 above (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SWEDEN. 6200, 6130, 6035, March 7 at 0503, no signals on publicized
or alternate frequencies for R. Nord Revival, Sala, tuning via Carnow,
Ireland SDR; still nothing at 0543. There was conflicting info whether
to start at 0000, or 0500 with two hours partly in English. Possibly
on now but above pre-sunrise MUF. Not expecting anything direct either
but final check here at 0654 gets nothing. Supposed to last until 23
UT Monday March 8, or 24? So plenty more chances to try. Many further
reports overnight to the WOR iog:

Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain, March 7: ``Hi Glenn, nothing on all the
three frequencies here in Lugo, checking between 0545 to 0700. Neither
anything via SDR Kiwi receivers in Northern Europe too``

Roger in Germany at 0709 March 7: ``Right now tested via KIWI SDRs in
the direction of sunrise, nothing here either. However, a googling
with Swedish keywords brought a result.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Radio-Nord-Revival-144438508950612/
Just heard on the Stream ID in Swedish and English, with mention of
the SW frequencies``

Ydun Ritz, Denmark at 0723: ``According to nordx groups.io there are
technical problems. 73s Ydun``

Mike Barraclough, UK, at 1106 UT: ```Posted 1053, presume CET, today
on their blog:

``Unfortunately the SW transmitters at Sal are giving trouble so we
have not yet been able to come on the air. Bernt is busy
troubleshooting and hopefully the problem will be solved soon. We will
be active on 6200 kHz as soon as we possibly can.`` Mike```

Ydun Ritz at 1112 UT: ``Online now; reported heard in northern Denmark
an hour ago. 73s Ydun`` -- I guess she means now, on SW

Zacharias Liangas, Thessaloniki, Greece: ``Nord revival: Seen a
message in their web page above and re checked N signal in my city.
Sudden restart at 1115 via Kaustinen kSDR with S7 with old of 60s.
This SDR is suffering with BPL in the band. Also on SM2GT kSDR with
S10/6QRN or -70/92 dbm. Mostly talks At 1123 with old pop songs in
(50s 60s??). Gong at 1128 with ID?? Loftansa sfarar/Nord revival with
ID at 1129 and talks in English. Again no signal in my city``

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: ``Good signal on 6200 kHz at 1130 UT via SDR
Joensuu/Karelia, Finland``

roger at 1140: ``Weak S5 signal in Central Germany at 6200 kHz, more
likely 1 kW. Broadcast not the same // as the web stream. foF2 in
Northern Germany 4.5 MHz, i.e. a skip zone of at least 500 km and
certainly hardly any reception in Sweden itself. roger``

All the above replies on the WOR iog; these from bdxc-news:
``1155 UT: 6200 weak on Barney's webSDR in Bedford 15 miles from me,
too much local noise to hear it on my Eton E5 here. Very good signal
on an SDR in Gotland, Sweden. Mike`` Barraclough

Alan Pennington at 1309: ``Not audible here in southern England in
Caversham either. If I remember rightly from previous Radio Nord
Revival transmissions, reception in UK is better early evening on
49mb? Good reception on the kiwisdr at Umeå in NE Sweden though. 73,
Alan``

Nick Rank at 1612: ``Radio Nord audible at the moment with me. English
ID at 1605 UT, unfortunately I wasn't quick enough to write it all
down! SIO 343 at best. Seems to be better with sync. det. on USB (on
6200 kHz) 73s. Nick. Buxton. Sony ICF2001D & long wire/ATU``

And direct from Herman Content:
``Read my posting on the url link down under here.
https://radionordrevival.blogspot.com/2021/03/transmitter-troubles-at-sala.html
--
Groeten van (Is Dutch for "Greetings from") Herman Content`` viz.:

``Herman Content (Gent, Belgium) 7 mars 2021 17:56
I did tune on 6200 on a Icom IC-R8500 but my ant is not that good but
can hear weak signals and had a lot of QRM. The noise was S7 and QSB
some times fade out. But I did hear the Station. 73 from Herman
Content , Gent - Belgium. PS Let hope it will be better on Monday? (49
mb was and is not much open here)``

Herman Content (Gent, Belgium) 7 mars 2021 18:07 [1707 UT]
At 17h00 UT - 6200 is now blocked by the BBC on 6195 kHz (here in
Belgium and even kiwi receivers Norway and Sweden.)``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 6125, March 7 at 0445, VOT English huge signal, mostly
music fill, via Carnow, Ireland KiwiSDR, noticed as ACI when checking
6130 for R. Nord Revival, Sweden special, zilch. VOT IS keeps playing
until 0500 and then opening Malay! which is supposed to go eastward on
17530. VG S9 signal continues on 6125 past 0545, so the whole hour is
going out on the wrong frequency, wrong beam, as Bandung SDR is
getting nothing on 17530 at 0515. Something`s always erroneous at
Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2076 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday March 7 at 0413 already in progress and ending at 0438 on
WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, so started early circa 0407. Via KC/MO
SDR beyond local range, noisy S9+15 and even with LSB co-channel QRhaM
-- give us a break! Next:

2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. eQSL received from latest TRSW via WRMI 5950, Sunday March 7
at 0200-0300, tnx!:
https://www.w4uvh.net/TRSW_LadiesofTexasMusicTribute_eQSL_WRMI_Hauser.pdf

Or #115 via
http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html
with this reply: ``Ahoy Glenn - Third Mate Susan saw your post in the
WOR group, wanted you to know that you indeed heard us, and thought
she'd send you another unsolicited eQSL.

In our older programs -- produced months ago -- we didn't announce
song titles. You can identify a recently produced one because we do
that. We're not going back and editing those old programs to include
the information because we're spending our time producing new content.
Airing March 7, 2021 (WRMI), March 20, 2021 (Channel 292), March 28,
2021 (WBCQ) Runtime = 59:39.

Tune in to WRMI on the 14th -- same time and frequency -- for a
special program featuring a new German C&W artist with Austin roots.
Her name is DanaMaria and she sings some great songs. Information's on
our Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/texasradiosw
73 and Arrgghh. Always be yourself. Unless you can be a pirate. Then
always be a pirate. Texas Radio Shortwave Sailing into your ears from
the Lone Star State`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. NEWS NATION on WGN America has undergone a revamp. It
started a few months ago as 3 hours of straight news, 7 nights a week,
at 01-04 UT, and then played back at 04-07. We welcomed it since CNN
and MSNBC are mostly opinion even tho we agree with most of it. CNN
Headline News long ago was a lost cause, anything but, rather tabloid
stuff too tacky for CNN itself.

Altho HQ in Chicago, WGN is supposedly drawing on the newsrooms and
talent of dozens of NexStar stations around the country --- including
KFOR in OKC, which is obliged to promote NN to the detriment of its
own primetime; but have never seen any news from KFOR on the network;
and seldom if ever any individual station input identified by name.
Tho I have hardly watched it religiously and completely.

Anyhow, now they`ve added an hour-interview show instead of 3 hours of
different news --- a lot easier and less expensive to produce and fill
time, Banfield --- on March 7 guest Bryan Cranston; and another
different hour, The Donlon Report --- not sure what that`s about. News
blox reduced to two hours. Total span expanded, and weekends now
differ:

All times UT, for standard time; no doubt to shift one UT hour earlier
next week from March 14 for DST in order to pretend to be at the same
local time --- except in AZ and HI, tough luck.

M-F 2300-0800 UT Tue-Sat NEWS NATION EARLY EDITION/PRIME except:
BANFIELD 03-04 & 07-08; DONLON 00-01 & 04-05

UT Sun & Mon 0000-0600 NEWS NATION PRIME except:
BANFIELD 02-03 & 05-06.

Just another cable network which market forces? have forced into
something other than its original specialized concept. If successful,
however, we anticipate NN expanding into even more of WGN America time
replacing tired old binge reruns, infomercials. It would have been
nice to tune in cable channel 85 here at any time day or night and
expect hard rolling news coverage.

O, here`s how their website describes the new shows:

``At 10pm ET, you're looking to exhale. Ashleigh provides that respite
while still informing and entertaining. Watch big-name A-list
celebrities, newsmakers and public figures for a unique opportunity to
talk for an hour. No debates. No shouting over each other. A
conversation.

``Joe Donlon taps into a common sense point of view when it comes to
the most pressing and interesting issues and stories of the day...
something that seems to have been lost in the reach for right vs. left
on our competitors.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 7500-AM, March 7 at 1800 tune-in, Spanish ID by YL for
93.7 FM, lively tropical music. At 1809 promo for ``Radio Venezuela
93.7 FM, así suena``, and more like it frequently. automated at every
break between tunes. After 1830 starts to sound distorted. still going
OK at 1937.

93.7 in El Tigre was ROCV`s original program source when it appeared
early October on 6906. 7500 is not USB or LSB, but AM, S4-S5 into
Bonaire SDR at midday, carrier offset varying slightly +7/10 Hz. Tnx
to March 7 WOR iog tip via

``Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain, VENEZUELA, 7500 kHz, R. O. C. V., El
Tigre, according with a whatsapp from the station R. O. C. V. is
testing now, 1450 UTC on this frequency. Weak signal, fair carrier via
remote receiver in Bonaire``.

It had last been on 6200, but off air for several weeks. We are still
awaiting any sign of legality, licensing for this on SW, such as a YV-
callsign.

OTOH it seems that callsigns are not applied to 93.7; their disgraced
FB includes a Feb 18 notice about off air due to electricity problems,
and lots of grafix:
https://www.facebook.com/104634747994178/photos/a.134911588299827/243374430786875/?type=3&theater
Same on Dec 25 and Oct 24! Is there anything there about a SW relay?
Not that I have found. Another with a girl finger-framing a heart over
her left breast.

BTW, the Bonaire SDR waterfall shows it suffering from noise peaks
about every 65 kHz, e.g. 7475, 7540, fortunately with our 7500 falling
between them (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1944 UT March 7

 

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