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Glenn Hauser logs December 11-12, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 12 2020

Hauser
** BRAZIL [and non]. 11905-11910-11915, Fri Dec 11 at 2210, at the
Brasília KiwiSDR, main signal is in AM mode, Japanese, i.e. NHK from
the antipodes as already scheduled on 11910, tho a bit of DRM noise
underneath. When switched to DRM reception, no decode of course. RNA`s
second frequency choice is not so good either. The local SDR used to
get enough DRM signal to decode, but not as well as further.

I soon switch to Bonaire SDR: now that`s getting RNA-DRM, with SNR 14+
dB, S7-S8, and 13.06 kbps, instead of 14.06 as before. The particular
DRM mode has changed as someone noted. I`m checking now, whether `A
Voz do Brasil` is on this transmission since the format of Nacional FM
96.1 is mostly music? Yes, it is: 2224 a snippet of `White Xmas` ---
really, in the tropix? and EBC ID. 2225 a segment produced by
government Justice Dept., R. Justiça. Now the S/N has climbed to 17,
S7-S8; concludes with ``até segunda``, i.e. back on Monday; 2230
switch to `O Jornal do Senado`, also até segunda, so AVDB is made up
of segments by various government entities. I wonder if everything has
to be pro-Bolsonaro? I`m not going to listen enough to decide. Recheck
at 2316, now classical music which I have not encountered before on FM
96.1, instead of MPB; but at SNR around 15 is suffering dropouts
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SCOTLAND [non]. 5800, UT Sat Dec 12 at 0300, once again this week,
WRMI is giving `Encore` a non-encore, but rather all the other airings
are, as this is the first one, and a time Brice Avery continues to
overlook? in his publicity; a secret bonus? I listen to most of it now
so I don`t have to catch it some other time. I happen to have the
Anna, Texas SDR running to check for KVOH 9975, so switch it to 5800
--- not so good, somewhat noisy, while Brasília would be better for
this if not RNA itself. At least `Encore` is never in DRM, so no
dropouts! However, via Anna there are several, like seven, brief
interruptions to the classical music by YL gospel huxter in Spanish,
and stronger on the meter, S9+25 vs S9+5, yet the tuner keeps
displaying 5800! I hasten to switch back to Brasil whether it`s really
happening to 5800 WRMI? Not quick enough, but I don`t think so. Occurs
again at 0354. Must be a defect at Anna, which is north of Dallas on
the way to Sherman. Or someone in Anna is messing with 5800 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2064 monitoring: confirmed UT
Saturday December 12 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S9+10 into UTwente. BTW
this edition unusually has a clip, not just me talking, of the 17790
gaming IS and WRMI ID --- wait for it. Next:

1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW [new, ex 0400 Mon]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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 Chuck Ermatinger and Keith Wyatt who sent
contributions via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com -- in US funds but
not necessarily

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7490.1v), UT Sat Dec 12 at 0104, WBCQ webcast of `AAAWWW`
starts with ``a dear friend passed away``, but apparently not a human,
rather the Arecibo radio-telescope, which AHW also dealt with last
week, but this week keeps on about it past 0120, how important it
is/was for scientific research, but somehow mixes in racism and
politix, blaming `Moonbats` and the government for not spending more
on it. 0126 anti-obesity; blaming China for inventing COVID-19 since
previous virus did not do enough damage, and this one is
``smarter``.

Even in wake of latest SCOTUS ruling, AHW is sure Trump will get the
next 4 years --- ``or we`ll never have an accurate presidential
elexion again`` [???]. Angela`s comments mix in, but she tends to yell
more than Allan, distorting her modulation, and generally sounds even
more radical than Allan.

0136 he timestamps this as 11 December, YOOL 2020; from Studio 9 in
central FL where I think he said they had some frost; judges temp by
how little clothing Angela is wearing. Still looking for 1 or 2 or
more good engineers to hire for work at Monticello on the
SuperStation. WHRI takeover? Still delayed approval from FCC due to
COVID, working at home. 0140 a caller upon whom I zone out more. 0148
reads an article from Radio World about CHU Canada; 0158 benedixion
and over (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, re KVOH still missing in my last report, Ray
Robinson replies at 0137 UT Sat Dec 12 on the WOR iog:

``Hi, Glenn. It's not a power issue - that came back late Tuesday
night [UT Dec 9]. And BTW, it hasn't quite been a full week. We were
on last Saturday as normal. But, with regard to this week, I can't
answer, because I don't really know. Our engineer has been trying to
get to the root cause of a shorting problem in the transmitter, that
he thought was fixed yesterday, but obviously wasn't. We'll be back as
soon as we can, but look for us now on 9975 from 0000 UT. New schedule
is here: http://voiceofhope.com/schedule/kvoh_program_grid.pdf
Ray.``

Shows Tue-Sun *0000-0300 UT Spanish, 0300-0700* UT English, yet
heading says until 3 AM Pacific = 1100 UT! I replied:

``Ray, Since 0150 UT Saturday to 0200, checking remotes in Texas and
Bonaire, no signal on 9975. Is it really on? Have not checked my own
radio yet. Which transmitter is that, the Shoffner-Harris? I suppose
the sked days of week refer to US not UT -- so Wavescan would be UT
Sun & Tue at 0300, right, not UT Sat & Mon? Glenn``

No 9975 signal either here when checked at 0218. Ray replied: ``Hi,
Glenn. No, KVOH is not on (although it should be!). And, yes, the
sched days are North American, not UT. Ray.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re <<< 18124-USB, Dec 11 at 1545, K4NYM calling ``CQ Parks
on the Air``, from #4646 in central Florida, but did not catch name of
it. Hams are always coming up with excuses for contests, hi.>>>

``Yes, many hams love contests, cf <https://www.contestcalendar.com>,
but POTA is not really a contest. It’s an *ongoing* operating activity
for hams who like to operate away from home, visiting parks.
73, Saul W3WHK Broudy, Philadelphia, PA. USA`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0500 UT December 12

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 11, 2020  View Printable Version 
Friday, December 11 2020

Hauser
** AZORES [non]. 13306-USB, Dec 11 at 1553, GLO9680 ID repeatedly in
2-way comms, aircraft to ground I assume, also re-referring to
position 37N, 40W. Search on call leads right to a flight tracking
site for today, from MCO Orlando to SMA Santa Maria - Açores. Which
fits for approaching Azores from WSW. Company is GOL despite callsigns
as GLO----. All about this twice-weekly flight:
https://www.airportia.com/flights/g39680/orlando/vila_do_porto/

EiBi shows 13306 as a North-Atlantic ATC frequency shared by ground
stations New York, Gander, Keflavik, Shannon as well as Santa Maria.

Santa Maria is a minor island; why is it the major air terminal
instead of Ponta Delgada on the next major island, São Miguel? Lajes,
NATO base, is on a third island, Terceira (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 392-MCW kHz, Dec 11 at 0712 UT, ND beacon ML -- at times
seems like a third letter but there is definitely a dash so it`s not
plain old 25-watt ML in Monroe, Louisiana, but 500-watt ML in La
Malbaie - Charlevoix, Québec. La Malbaie is on the left bank of the
St-Laurent, not quite as far as Rivière-du-Loup on the right.

326-MCW kHz, Dec 11 at 0723 UT, NDB YQK, which is 200 watts in Kenora,
Ontario (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 7435, Dec 11 at 1435, romantic Chinese songs, S9+10/20 and
one of best signals on band, announcement in Russian and more song, as
CRI sked this hour from SZG site at 37 degrees, i.e. for DVR/DBP and
carrying on far beyond to us. Simulsked is CRI Nepali hour westward
from Kunming, but no sign of it here. How considerate of the ChiCom to
double up, reducing overall frequency occupancy (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 5980, Dec 11 at 0249, vs Cuban pulse jamming
against no Martí, I heard two other weak stations mixing, and they are
not WWCR and WWCR as 5890 is not on yet so cannot leap over 5935. One
music and one talk; I soon recognize the music as IRAN`s IS, yes, as
the two-sesquihour Spanish service is just concluding; and Aoki/NDXC
shows the other must be AWR in another PJ, Punjabi via AUSTRIA. I
should think the Spanish from Sirjan would be a bit of a QRM problem
in the Punjab, as well as the 0200 Urdu in the Pakistan; counting on
skip-distance factor, azimuth? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 11 at 0251, RHC is S9+10/20 but as usual on this
transmitter, just barely modulated: I can make out the news sounder
and presumed English. Something`s always wrong at RHC, but not
complaining since that facilitates my adjacent 5995 & 6005 logs (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ERITREA [non]. 17545+v, Dec 11 at 1543, no signal from Bayto Yaikl,
so Friday is another DOW it is inoperative via France; next to
reconfirm whether it still be Saturdays from 1530 as well as
Wednesdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, re TGAV missing, finally word about this received
from Dr Madrid on Dec 11:

Transmitter Radio Truth Dec 11 at 3:33 PM - Véalo en Español al final

Dear Friends of Radio Truth: Radio Truth's Omnitronix 1000 burned out
on the fifth of December 2020 by 10:00 o'clock in the morning. Both
power modules were burned out, so, Radio Truth is out of air ever
since.

We fixed Module 'A' today and I went to test it. It worked alright
during five minutes, and then, a fuse burned out. We plan to review
tomorrow. Module 'B' has a card with a burned area on the printed
circuit. It may need a new card, or rebuilding the old one. So, this
is the reason why we are off air on short wave.

However, we are on the air of Internet through our Web Site
Radio Verdad | Estación Educativa Evangélica de Chiquimula
Open the red link.
http://www.radioverdad.org/?q=escuchar-en-vivo

Beginning yesterday, we are also transmitting on Radio Truth
International via satellite on the same frequency of 4055 Khz, and we
need your reports if you get to tune it.

May God bless you and keep you on a good health.

Dr. Édgar Amílcar Madrid
Manager and Director
Radio Truth,
Chiquimula, Guatemala, C. A.``

The ``satellite broadcast on 4055`` refers to an unexplained method
supposed to give worldwide coverage which he has been expecting for
years, and which we think is a scam (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 13785+, Dec 11 at 1356, JBA carrier slightly offset+,
so UAE? Kuwait? Close, but Aoki/NDXC shows the only 13785 is ``R.
Saudi``, in Arabic at 1200-1357, whew, almost missed it; and before
1200 is on ``13780``. No time to measure it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 6005, Dec 11 at 0329, Arabic about Akhbar, or is
it Akbar, and Radio Tamazuj ID, 0330 `Horn of Africa` music, S9+10/20.
Site? MADAGASCAR at 0330-0430. //? I can`t remember but EiBi shows
7315 France and 11650 also Madagascar. S.S. isn`t really in the HoA,
the Somalia elbow, but close enough. 0344 more IDs in passing. Despite
its JBM, 6000 RHC is so strong that it still helps to tune to
6005-USB. Could be worse if fully modulating and splattering like it
does later on 6100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN. 6865.117, Dec 11 at 1410, VP S3-S4 in Chinese? talk, as
Sound of Hope is listed by EiBi on 6865.1; no jamming which would
likely be on 6865.0. Comparing to CNR1 jammers on 6125 & 6070, does
not match (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [and non]. 6075, Dec 11 at 1421, CNR1 jammer mixing with
something else in Chinese, i.e. target RTI. // 6125, CNR1 only
non-jammer and probably also an RTI/CNR1 mix on 6180. When previously
heard until 1600*, 6075 was CNR1 only with no sign of Taiwan, off
earlier? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** THAILAND. 6765-USB, Dec 11 at 1359, multi-tone IS, 1400
announcement, maybe English but only made out ``kilohertz`` and off.
Not in Aoki/NDXC, but in EiBi as Bangkok Meteorological Radio on
6765.1, never specifying SSB where applicable. Might have been .1 but
in very weak SSB with no carrier it`s hard to pinpoint; whew, almost
missed it. Sked is 1200-1400 and two-hour broadcasts alternating with
one hour off thruout the 24. // 8743 but nothing by the time I tune
by. Used to QSL nicely and maybe still does despite elimination from
WRTH years ago as too utility, I guess (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 326-MCW kHz, Dec 11 at 0719 UT, ND beacon ODX, 25 watts at
Ord, Nebraska. Ord is in central NE between Elyria and Scotia. A nice
``DX`` catch, but why not ``ORD``? There is no such NDB in Chicago
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7457-USB, Dec 11 at 1430, AFA4UY, AF MARS net inquiring
about relays; net designator is 4TX2 uttered by next station,
stronger, AFS43O, all fonetikaly; latter call is strange format, and
ending in letter O, not number zero.

Searching on latter call and MARS leads to one very significant hit,
which might be interesting for further reading of 151 pages, and
*unclassified*:
https://www.qsl.net/aga6la/AFMARS_MOI-2020%20_12-22-2019.pdf

AIR FORCE MARS OPERATING INSTRUCTION (MOI)
Effective 01 January 2020 Revised as of 01 December 2019
Issuing Authority; Headquarters USAF MARS
COMPLIANCE WITH THIS PUBLICATION BY AFMARS MEMBERS IS MANDATORY
THIS IS A USAF MARS POLICY DOCUMENT

Incredible amount of mily-burocratic info, but not the specifics we
need such as frequencies, skeds, and full roster of callsigns with
names and locations. However, searching within on AFS43O we find that
to be in Georgia, not TX, as part of the 44th AF MARS Communications
Group. No hits on AFA4UY, 7457 or 4TX2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 18124-USB, Dec 11 at 1545, K4NYM calling ``CQ Parks on the
Air``, from #4646 in central Florida, but did not catch name of it.
Hams are always coming up with excuses for contests, hi. QRZ.com:

K4NYM flag USA, William F Brown, PO BOX 1980, AUBURNDALE, FL 33823
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/k4nym
has more info on his thing, POTA, lots of certificates and leading to
``I chronical my POTA activities on my website`` http://www.k4nym.com
and https://parksontheair.com/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 9775, Dec 11 at 0304, VOA news in English concluding
with its jingle, poor S7-S9. BOTSWANA site is sked, 03-05 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2064 contents: Austria,
Bougainville, Brasil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia?, Eritrea non,
France, Goa, Germany, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Korea North &
South, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Russia, USA,
Vanuatu, Vietnam; radio energy; Hitlist; propagation outlook

WOR 2064 is available as of 0056 UT Friday December 11
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2064.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2064.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW & 5010 to S
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW [new, ex 0400 Mon]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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 Chuck Ermatinger and Keith Wyatt who sent
contributions via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com -- in US funds but
not necessarily

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

Confirmed UT Friday December 11 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, noisy S8-S9, and
5850, VG S9+20/30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, Dec 11 at 1506 & 1542 chex, NO signal from KVOH. It
has now been off for a full week; still due to SCE powercuts vs fire
hazard? What`s the latest, Ray? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ZANZIBAR. 6015, Dec 11 at *0329, as Ron Howard has tipped, ZBC cuts
on about now, nothing there a minute earlier, S8-S9 but VP with YL in
presumed Swahili talk. Allegedly still on 11735 in their evenings, but
not heard here in a long time, underpowered? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Re 4095.37, my log of a carrier, from Desert Whooper?
Joe Caberlin, Ontario replies at 1324 UT Dec 11: ``4095.4, barely
readable on WO7I sdr rx 7:14 a.m. EST [1214 UT], 60 bpm. 73 joe``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5995, Dec 11 at 0345, algo JBA here, unseems
off-frequency so not BBC via UAE in Arabic as previously noted? Or
ZNBC Radio 1, ZAMBIA? EiBi shows it from *0412, irregularly
earlier/all-night. Tuning LSB to minimise 6000 RHC, just barely
modulated but very strong (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6900-6950, Dec 11 at 1402, very wideband rapid pulsing
with multi-carriers and tone, S9+10 with some fading. Maybe another
kind of OTH radar, wiping out most of the pirate band (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7515.5-USB, Dec 11 at 1432, 2-way in Spanish discussing
putas, lots of cambios on split frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1937 UT December 11

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 9-10, 2020  View Printable Version 
Thursday, December 10 2020

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 11905-11910-11915-DRM, Dec 10 at 0300, Nacional FM 96.1
music is still the modulation on the RNA test, VG into Bonaire SDR
with an S/N fluxuating around 20 dB. Four hours earlier it was not
decoding (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 396-MCW, Dec 10 at 0724 UT, dash and YPH, which is 500-watt
NDB at Inukjuak, Quebec. I last logged it at 0759 UT Nov 29, 2019 when
I researched it: ``on the east shore of Hudson Bay, 2845 km = 1768
statute miles from me. `Inukjuak is a northern village located on
Hudson Bay at the mouth of the Innuksuak River in Nunavik, in the
Nord-du-Québec region of northern Quebec, Canada. Its population is
1,757 as of the 2016 Canadian Census. An older spelling is
Inoucdjouac; its former name was Port Harrison. Wikipedia``` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA? 4940, Dec 10 at 0346, VG via Bonaire SDR, anonymous
mystery missionary station, reportedly carrying webcast of Fuerza de
Paz Radio. Here it is for further comparison:

http://www.invubu.com/radio/show/station/fuerzadepaz/Fuerza-de-Paz.html
but it is *not* the same when I check now, one in music, the other in
talk; or far out of snych (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Thu Dec 10 at 0556, no signal from TGAV Radio
Verdad, before nominal sign-off circa 0610 except earlier UT Mondays.
Also as of Dec 10, Rick Barton in AZ says he has not heard it since
1100 Dec 2.

We keep getting notices from Dr Madrid about his audiovideos on
Youtube, which appear to be his priority, but nothing about the SW
being down. There was however news about this Dec 5 on Cadena DX FB:

``Édgar Amílcar Madrid Morales December 4 at 11:53 AM --- ``DISCULPAS
El transmisor de Radio Verdad se quemó. Estoy intentando repararlo con
la ayuda de Dios. Ahora transmitimos por Internet`` as forwarded Dec 5
by:

``Jose Hernandez Madrid shared a post. December 5 at 2:43 PM --- Nos
informa el amigo Édgar Amílcar Madrid Morales, que Radio Verdad, está
fuera del aire en Banda Tropical, por los 4055 Khz, por avería grave
en el transmisor.``

Spanish ``se quemó`` = it burned itself, but is that more like English
burned up, or burned out --- not the same. He did say, trying to
repair it, and with god`s help, which implies it could be the former
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** INDIA. 11560, Dec 10 at 1524, S Asian music at S4-S6, so AIR is
modulating today unlike 25+ hours ago when John Figliozzi, Halfmoon
NY, was getting dead air at S9+20, 1415 when supposed to switch from
Dari to Pashto (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PUERTO RICO. 391-MCW kHz, Dec 10 at 0725 UT, NDB DDP which is 1000
watts from San Juan - Dorado. Always neat to hear this far one, often
absent from bandscans. Also audible when tuned to 389-USB. BTW, I
habitually tune downward, and may well doze off before I get to 200 or
even 300 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 410-MCW kHz, Dec 10 at 0716 UT, NDB BA which is 25 watts
from Columbus - Clifford, Indiana. Also heard when tuned to 408-USB;
and on 410 CCI from something weaker. There are lots listed on 410.

404-MCW kHz, Dec 10 at 0721 UT, NDB XCR which is 25 watts from Little
Falls - Camp Ripley, Minnesota

400-MCW kHz, Dec 10 at 0723 UT, NDB AHQ which is 25 watts from Wahoo,
Nebraska (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 475+ kHz, Dec 10 at 0714, WA4SZE BEACON is still active from
Dave Frantz at WWRB Manchester TN; very slow CW and stronger than the
NDBs lower.

Except for some birdies, there is quite a blank area below down to
426-MCW, where the UV beacon is heard again. 428 is the highest listed
conterminous US NDB channel, for POH in Arkansas. In between I think
it used to be a marine ship/shore CW band, apparently abandoned (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2063 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday December
9 from 2100:21 on WBCQ 7490.16v, S9+10/20, as always precisely timed
like that, and not last week`s show this week.

Also confirmed Wed Dec 9 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, VG S9+20/30 into
Bonaire SDR, with jamming under JBA.

Also confirmed UT Thu Dec 10 on WRMI 7780, S9 into UTwente SDR.

New WOR 2064 should be ready by early UT Fri Dec 11 for first
broadcasts at 0130 on WRMI 5850 & 5010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, Dec 10 at 1528, this WRMI-3 is still on with Jesus
song fill, but then Jeff White outros as having been Freedom Synergy
Radio and offering QSL for this on 5800 [sic] reporting to
radiomiami9@gmail.com. 1529 starts a couple words of Spanish, 1530
switches to Brother Scare with quite a buzz, now // 9455 with somewhat
less buzz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, Dec 10 at 1518, no signal from KVOH; power still
shut off for fire danger? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Dec 10 at 0600:
531, 558, 612, 621, 693, 711, 774, 855, 882, 891 ... where I stopped.

Resuming at 0709-0713: 891, 909, 1044, 1053, 1089, 1098, 1107(2),
1116, 1215 and none higher (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4095.37, Dec 10 at 0557, constant JBA carrier; is that
the DW ``Desert Whooper`` beacon last reported slightly higher, and
not yet heard directly here? Or a local birdie. Joe Caberlin in
Ontario has been keeping after it via remotes in the West:

Dec 5, frequency not mentioned: ``Checked about 5 sdrs at 2055z and
the best signal was on KFS SDR, 69.27.184.58:8076 barely s 3 to 4. 73
Joe``

Dec 8: ``4095.8 lsb, transiting 60 pips per minute approximately;
transmitting about 60 dots per minute now. 1109 UT.
websdr3.sdrutah.org.8093 Northern Utah WebSDR - Server #3`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1900 UT December 10

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 9, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 09 2020

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 11905-11910-11915 DRM, Dec 9 at 0215, RNA FM 96.1 music
still testing, at first not decoding into Brasília or Bonaire SDRs,
S/N ratio too low; better around 0400 into Bonaire but with dropouts
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA? 4940, Dec 9 at 0212, anonymous mystery missionary
station, usual gospel huxter in Spanish, VG S9/+10 into TWR Bonaire
SDR. The very active CadenaDX FB, organized primarily by Santiago San
Gil G. in Venezuela, has been reporting on this, trying to locate it
by reception quality and triangulation during a coördinated overnight
monitoring project, Dec 5 from 2230 until 1030.

Here`s a thread, pointed out by Claudio Galaz in Chile:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/531629043622500/permalink/3496506927134682/?app=fbl

It was also roughly translated into the WRTH FB, via Ron Howard, WOR
iog. They think it may be in Arauca on the Venezuelan border, if not
across the border. This is in the NE corner of Colombia, while my own
attempts at TDOA DFing via Kiwi SDRs had among some obvious far-off
suggestions, landed circa Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela, further down the
Colombian border.

Someone also heard the catch-phrase ``Fuerza de Paz``, which is one of
the names associated with Martin Stendal`s ministry with ex-stations
on 5910 & 6010, as well as ``Colombia para Cristo``. However, I assume
this was mentioned in the old recordings rather than an explicit ID
for the 4940 station. They found the station apparently broadcasting
the continuous stream of Fuerza de Paz Radio.

Meanwhile, I have undertaken a different approach. Lack of IDs or
locations announced implies it is not licensed, so is there anything
about it in official Colombian government radio licensing info? I
asked Jim Thomas, who is familiar with researching FM info in Latin
American official websites for WTFDA`s FM database, for the current SW
info, which he forwarded to me.

Each tropical band, 120, 90 and 60 m has a long list of possible
frequencies, each with a channel number. They all end in -5, not -0,
IIRC a long-ago arrangement with Venezuela which used -0 frequencies.
4935 is Canal 175 and 4945 is Canal 176. As I also reported
previously, there used to be a YV station on 4940. Now there are NO
Colombian or Venezuelan tropical band SW stations on the air, except
for this one, whichever it may be. Should it be licensed in Colombia
nevertheless, this listing is from April 2019, long before it appeared
on the air, so would not necessarily be included.

[As an aside, the official webpage goes on to assign channel numbers
to the International SW bands from 188 on 5905, up to Canal 898 on
26095! and to which a few lower stations were still on the books altho
we know all of them have been gone for years, except the latest ones
being 6010 & 5910 which tested briefly this year; including callsigns
and STL frequencies in the 300-MHz band, by departments, each 5 kW
except Bogotá 20 kW, which were of course Rdif. Nacional; FYI:

Arauca: Turbo, 6085, HJTF
Cundinamarca: Bogotá, 9635 HJGG; 9700 HJGR; 11795 HJGT; 15335 HJGV;
17865 HJGY
Chocó: Bahía Solano: 6105, proyectado, HJAO
Guaviare: San J[osé del] Guaviare, 6035 HJOY
Meta: Villavicencio, 5975 HJHZ; 5955 HJKV
Meta: Puerto Lleras, 6010 & 5910 HJDH
Nariño: Tumaco, 6015, HJOW]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, Dec 9 at 0656, RHC is S9+30 of dead air in English but
with some hum; 6000 is S9+20 and suptorted; but 9700, only S8-S9 has
good modulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

BTW, my DX PROGRAMS sexion of Dec CIDX Messenger altho dated Dec 5
somehow did not show the latest updates such as 9700 ex-6145 for DXers
Unlimited. Always check our website for the latest changes which may
be entered at any time:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI. 17880.0, Dec 9 at 1618, S7-S9 instrumental music sounds
vaguely Christian and slightly off-frequency+plus, yet adjusted
measurement close to .000 --- I may have to recalibrate. Also not
adding up is this listed as CRI in Arabic via Bamako; another service
defaulting to surely secular fill music? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Dec 9 at 0653, no signal from VON. I think it was
on the night before (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. RF 22, Dec 9 at 1637 UT, Level-3 tropo
enhancement for 1500 predicted over the 4-corners OK/AR/MO/KS area,
with lesser rings outward, Enid on the edge between 1 and 2, and
almost every `open` UHF channel plus some VHF have a Bad signal bar.
RF 22 first decodes as KSNT, which is supposed to be RF and virtual 27
in Topeka KS, which KFOR OKC would be blocking on 27 itself. Before it
soon fades out, or rather cuts off below DTV threshold, I hasten to
explore the subchannels which are: 27-2 SBN; 22-3 HSN-2; 22-4 KTOU
with full screen color bars!; 22-5 Shop. So this is really the OKC
station on 22, almost matching Rabbitears listings,

22-1 22.1 HSN HSN
22-2 22.2 SAP Audio Icon SBN SonLife
22-3 22.3 HSN 2 HSN2
22-4 22.4 KTOU The Country Network
22-5 22.5 CTV Infomercials

The tiny PSIP ID maybe was not really KSNT, but KSNC which would make
more sense, 22 in Great Bend KS but virtual 2. Both Kansas places are
outside any tropo predixion area (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9955, Dec 9 at 1625, WRMI is still on with
what sounds like a much younger Brother HyStairical orating, or
someone else? The Overkiller, // 13845, 11600, 9980, 9455, 9395, 7780.
I have not checked whether 9955 is now staying on all day with this,
but websked still shows System B WRMI-3 off the air 15-21 or 22 except
weekends, when it is still out of air most of the daytime (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 18122-USB, Dec 9 at 1613, AA6AA calling CQ DX, working
unheard M5LMG. Admits from Nevada, yet another station with misleading
call area, but wow, what a vanity callsign, first among equals?
QRZ.com:

``AA6AA USA flag USA, STEVEN M ORLAND, Los Angeles, CA 90013 USA
Operating remotely from W7RN located in VC Highlands near Reno, Nevada
(DM09ei)``

18148.8-USB, Dec 9 at 1616, W7RAT again today but split frequency,
SSOB S9+20 from Southern California via Portland, Oregon (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2063 monitoring: next:
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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Thank you for many years of WOR and loggings which I have enjoyed and
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New WOR 2064 should be ready by early UT Friday December 11 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, Wed Dec 9 at 1620, no signal from KVOH, still no
power as expected by Ray Robinson (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Latest news about Trump vs VOA: See 1550 KUAZ MW log below

** U S A. 1550, Dec 9 at 1529 UT on caradio, skywave is still in a
bihour after sunrise, so I hopefully look for KMAD Madill on the other
side of OK, U1 250/90 watts, much-wanted and which allegedly has
returned to the air. Instead the dominant station is NPR, which has to
be 50 kW ND daytimer KUAZ, Tucson AZ, those lucky Zonies; official FCC
SR/SS UTs for it are: 1415-2415 Dec; 1430-2445 Jan --- concluding a
story about TrumPack`s latest shenanigans and plugging All Things
Considered. But by 1532 it`s overtaken by a gospel huxter in English,
one of scores of other 1550s, presumably not KS still gone. NPR has
moved this story about VOA/USAGM:

via Mike Cooper, WOR iog, and David Cole:
VOA Director Forced Aside In Drive To Embed Trump Loyalists Before
Biden Era --- Heard on Morning Edition

https://www.npr.org/2020/12/08/944291097/voa-director-forced-aside-in-drive-to-embed-trump-loyalists-before-biden-era

Also via Richard Langley, WOR iog:
NYT: Trump Administration Is Planting Loyalists in Biden Transition
Meetings [And Pack is Stonewalling]

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/08/climate/biden-transition-trump.html

To which John Figliozzi replies:
``These people are acting like the government belongs to them. It
doesn’t; it belongs to us, the American people, and they are given a
finite period to run it for our benefit. The owe it to us that the
transition between administrations mandated by the vote of the
American people be conducted cooperatively and professionally. They
are failing in this responsibility, much as they have failed in so
many others over the last four years. January 20th cannot come soon
enough. John Figliozzi``

Via David Cole:
Trump appointee sidelines V.O.A. director before Biden takes office.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/08/us/politics/trump-appointee-sidelines-voa-director-before-biden-takes-office.html?referringSource=articleShare

Via Steve Kamp, nrc-am gg:
Trump appointee who oversees Voice of America refuses to cooperate
with Biden transition team --- by Paul Farhi

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/michael-pack-voice-america-biden-transition/2020/12/08/8212f630-38e7-11eb-9276-ae0ca72729be_story.html

via Steve Kamp, nrc-am gg:
Voice of America interim director pushed out by Trump-appointed
overseer in final flurry of actions to assert control - By Paul Farhi

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/voice-of-america-director-fired-trump-michael-pack/2020/12/08/3d9539f4-3997-11eb-98c4-25dc9f4987e8_story.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6906v, Dec 9 at 0214, still NO signal again from ROCV,
at TWR Bonaire SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2056 UT December 9

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 7-8, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 09 2020

Hauser
** CHINA. 6075, Dec 8 at 1554, CNR1 in Mandarin talk S9/+10, again
today the unexpected SSOB, and // weaker 6180 and 7665 --- the lower
pair jamming R Taiwan International, the upper vs Sound of Hope
relaying R Free Asia, *per Aoki/NDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOOR)

** PHILIPPINES. 6150, December 7 at 2234, something in English, fair
signal, from Europe? No, HFCC shows this hour only is BBCWS via USAGM
Tinang; so it`s circa grayline (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 1521.0 kHz, Dec 8 at 2224, JBA carrier making het
against domestic 1520.0 stations, KOKC talk and something with music.
Gone before 2230 but could not catch a hard turnoff; presumed Duba 2
megawatt which does close at 2230* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 426-MCW kHz, Dec 8 at 0739 UT, ND beacon UV, which is 25
watts from Oxford - Tunng, Mississippi. Whence that name? ``Tunng are
an English folk music band. They are often associated with the
folktronica genre, due to the electronic influences evident in some of
their work. Tunng are often noted for their use of strange
instruments, including sea shells. Wikipedia`` --- what a weird
correlation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Dec 8 at 1500, HIFER beacon K6FRC is JJBBA, 1.8
milliwatts from Patterson CA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 18140-USB, Dec 8 at 1510, W7RAT is concluding a QSO with
another --RAT; this one is in Palm Desert CA, but explains he is
transmitting 1.5 kW remotely from his other home in chilly Portland OR
by computer control. Many of his family members are also hams. Guess
what`s on his QSL card? ``W7RAT MICHAEL I BLOOM, PORTLAND, OR 97225
USA``. Then worx a W0 in Missouri, too close to hear here.

18120-USB, Dec 8 at 1513, NY3B calling CQ over and over, first heard
on 18112-USB announcing QSY to here. ``NY3B, STEVEN E STRAUSS,
OREFIELD, PA 18069-9043 USA`` --- qrz.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2063 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue Dec 8 at
0100 on WRMI 7780, VG to UTwente.

Also confirmed UT Tue Dec 8 at 0330 on WRMI 5800, VG to TWR Bonaire
KiwiSDR. Next:

2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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 Jack Amelar, NY8D, Lowell MI, who says, ``Glenn,
Thank you for many years of WOR and loggings which I have enjoyed and
used. Enclosed find my contribution to help keep your service to the
monitoring hobby going``; with a check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

** U S A. 9955, S9+10, Tue Dec 8 at 1550, WRMI extended past 1500*
with TOMBS, not only for Sabbathdays, // 9395 & 9455, just as Brother
Scare is bragging about his WW SW coverage with unfamiliar
frequencies, 17765 at 13-14, 9460 after 14; 13810 to ME, another one,
and 15495, to continue until ``end of this year``, then some changes.
None of these are on the ``current`` sked dated August 2020. Either
something very new, Bulgaria? Or more likely something very
old/imaginary --- but then so is everything he pontificates (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17790, Dec 8 circa 1510, no signal from WRMI, nor expected,
as the gamer-special Dec 7 was a one-time event, after the Dec 6
tests. Here`s the answer to my recollexion of something like this
before: ``Checking my log book, I had a logging on 20 April 2014 from
0400 to 0500 UT on 7570 kHz of STF Radio International. Apparently, 10
// frequencies at 100 kW were to be used and was IDed as a "1-hour
million-watt special." I have a note that the program did not go out
on three of the planned frequencies. The program (which I recorded)
was a combination of seemingly synthetic voice, music, and digital
signals, which I decoded using Fldigi. -- Richard Langley`` -- Kenneth
Vito Zichi also recalled it with more details on 6 and 21 April 2014y
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, Dec 8 at 1508 & 1546 chex, no signal from KVOH. Ray
Robinson followed up his explanation at 2151 Dec 7:

``Power has once again been shut off to the KVOH transmitter site up
on Chatsworth Peak, and it is extremely windy up there. Edison says
the outage is likely to continue until Wednesday morning [Dec 9].
Latest news report below. Ray.`` Viz.:

More than 10,000 SoCal Edison customers without power amid heightened
fire danger --- By Mary Stringini


http://foxla.com/news/more-than-10000-socal-edison-customers-without-power-amid-heightened-fire-danger
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1370, December 8 circa 1730 UT as I approach about halfway
to west end of Enid on US 412, a caradio signal starts to appear here,
sounds like Rush, probably KGNO Dodge City KS reactivated, which is a
Rush dittohead, but no ID. As I go back east, lost again to 1390 KCRC
desensitizing. For many months there had been *no* daytime signal from
KGNO even away from Enid/KCRC, tho AFAIK it did not enjoy a `silent
STA`.

1370, Dec 8 at 2227 UT on PL-880 rotatable, and NRD-545 with N-S
shortwire, at least two talk stations mixing but dominant one is from
south, ``Talk 13-70, The Right Source``; back to Sean Hannity; 2231
CBS news outro; 2233 I-35 traffic in central Texas, so it`s certainly
KJCE, Rollingwood, Austin market. ``The Right Source`` part of slogan
is not in the NRC AM Log.

Another report of KGNO has now appeared in CDXR of IRCA DX Monitor:
``KGNO KS, Dodge City. 12/4 briefly fair to poor with interference.
0302 UT with “Sports on your station? KGNO Dodge City. We are KGNO
Dodge City” ID, and legal IDs at 0304 and 0310 UT. [Ward Elliott,
Dallas TX dwrd759@yahoo.com PL 600, PL 380, PR-D5, PR-D4, ATS-803A,
TCF-Antenna, MFJ-16010, 75’ random wire]`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0202 UT December 9

 

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