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Glenn Hauser logs March 15, 2018  View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 15 2018

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 5055, March 15 at 1318, S3-S5 trace of modulation, presumed 4KZ, but louder QRM from Spanish 2-way 5055-USB.

5045, March 15 at 1319, still no signal here from Ozy Radio, so check:

4835, March 15 at 1320, JBA carrier weaker than 5055, probably SIKKIM, but QRX for Ozy to upshow here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7205, March 15 at 1344, after a trace on 7120 from Somaliland, is this Sudan longpath? No, in Chinese, so CRI as scheduled from Beijing site. PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi in Uighur is also scheduled, but per Aoki no Sudan until 1430. Note there are only two U`s in Urumqi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15439, 15301, 15232, approx., March 15 at 1425, only extremely distorted spurblobs audible out of 15370-AM RHC, not too strong and none of them with any good audio even in FM mode. The lower one QRMs 15230-AM other RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 5917.764v, March 15 at 1325, music and then Korean talk, from Voice of Freedom, varying lower and ever lower, now below 5918 from nominal 5920. On March 12 I had it about 5918.2075, but on March 13 Wolfgang BÃschel and Ron Howard found it missing, while Ron had a carrier on 6045 believed to be it.

I check 6045 now at 1341 to find a huge pileup of CNR1 jamming vs VOA Thailand; it would be suicide for VOF to be or stay there. By 1421 recheck, VOF has weakened and now there is ACI from/to 5920, presumably Iran just starting its Hindi hour eastward; which could be VOF motivation to get away from it. Also JBA signal on 5915 which could be Myanmar and/or CRI. VOF is only 10 kW ND from Hwaesong (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also UNIDENTIFIED 6135

** MEXICO. 650, March 15 at 1244, hard-sell adstring starting with FruterÃa Sergio, somewhere in Sinaloa, 687-prefix phones. It`s Radio 65, XETNT, Los Mochis, signal exploding like, like ---? And at this hour the only significant Mexican below 1050 XEG which is already weakening, losing out. Reconfirms that XETNT really gets out by skywave. Just after our Enid sunrise at 1242 UT today, heading for equinox time of *1232, i.e. 32 minutes west of the CST central meridian which ought to put us in the UT -7 zone; plus an hour of DST (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 960-, March 15 at 1251 UT, I notice that when nulled as much as possible, local KGWA Enid has CCI from some off-key music, indicating an off-frequency station. (It`s been a long time since I`ve managed to log anything thru KGWA, which used to facilitate that with a frequent 5-minute Fox-hole of dead air at local midnight.)

But stepping 10 kHz on the DX-398 with offset USB BFO, it`s evident that the off-frequency station, slightly on the low side, is KGWA itself! I.e., a slightly lower het pitch from it than from stations on adjacent frequencies..

So then I switch to the R-75 with max attenuation, no preamps to attempt to measure KGWA like I do for various SW stations off-frequency. Closest I come up with is 959.9955, i.e. 4.5 Hz or 3 sesquiHz below. In computing a receiver readout correxion factor, I rely upon KTOK to be exactly on 1000.0000, perhaps an exaggerated accuracy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SLOVAKIA [non]. 9455, March 15 at 1422, secret Spanish from Slovakia is still being heard during this semihour via WRMI; discussion of the commie era (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, March 15 at 1317, here`s WTWW-2 again way beyond evening hours, with perpetual parasites 5072.1 & 5097.9, Bob Heil mentioning organ, but then about antennas. He`s in a long monolog. Still going at 1422 as Ted is interviewing him on a ham show playback (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN [non]. 4790, March 15 at 1322, poor signal in presumed Uzbek talk, as BBC via TAJIKISTAN is scheduled at 1300-1330, grayline. Also *jammed by the ChiCom, per Aoki/NDXC, and as Ron Howard observes, the jammer, at least a carrier, is often on way early by 1230; not to be confused with Perà or something else. How considerate of the ChiCom to do this; does the Uzbekistan regime have a problem with the BBC? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6135, March 15 at 1342, rather rough carrier amid the North Korean noise jamming adding up to S6-S8. I`m leaning toward this being part of the 250 kW jamming transmitter or the other Voice of Freedom transmitter, rather than unmodulated Madagascar longpath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1629 UT March 15


Glenn Hauser logs March 12-13-14, 2018  View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 15 2018

I hope this be the only typo in extensive report: I wrote // 9355, instead of correct // 9395; fixed:

9455, March 14 at 0131 check, RAE English interviewing an Argentine expat in New York, same kind of show they were doing almost a year ago. Now 9455 is S9+10, much stronger than // 9395, the original and still only publicized frequency. (But the other WRMI on 9 MHz is now S9+20 on 9955 with no jamming vs gospel huxter.)


Glenn Hauser logs March 12-13-14, 2018  View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 15 2018

** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 13 at 0615, CB is off again; also off March 14 at 0232 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. Further chex of RAE relays via WRMI, Mon March 12:

March 12 at 1900, again no RAE German on 9395, instead Oldies // 9455, and from 1958 past 2000, 9395 still Oldies, not RAE Italian, while 9455 breaks off for variety programming, see USA: WRMI.

Recall that these alleged M-F transmissions scheduled effective January 8 were also missing until they finally appeared exactly one month ago on February 12. Apparently lost in the shuffle again due to confusion with DST affecting other transmissions (and/or the clox on the servers in question --- but AFAIK these two are not showing up at any time on any frequency).

5950, at 2200 March 12, no signal from RAE Spanish; it`s always weak here but should be able to detect it. By 2231 it`s on and JBA with tango? Must have come up late. M-F only.

7780, at 2330 March 12, confirmed in French, RAE. M-F only.

9395, UT Tue March 13 at 0118, RAE English has indeed shifted back to 0100 start instead of 0200 during standard time, but now it`s got a new //, 9455! Discussion of a bandoneÃn player.

9395, March 13 after 1900 and 2000, RAE German and Italian are still AWOL, Oldies instead. Wonder for how many weeks this time?

9455, March 14 at 0131 check, RAE English interviewing an Argentine expat in New York, same kind of show they were doing almost a year ago. Now 9455 is S9+10, much stronger than // 9355, the original and still only publicized frequency. (But the other WRMI on 9 MHz is now S9+20 on 9955 with no jamming vs gospel huxter.)

9455 confirmed still // 9955 for RAE Portuguese an hour earlier than before, March 14 at 1100, both very good today. So in most of Brasil, this broadcast was at 10 am local until a month ago, then 9 am when Brasil went off DST, now 8 am since FL goes on DST, as if that should have any impact in the target. (FL is considering legislation to stay on DST of UT-4 yearound, which should simplify things for WRMI!)

I expect RAE itself will be slow to catch up, if ever, with accurate real time and frequency changes for all these (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1921, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ASCENSION. 15490, March 14 at 1932 on caradio, African language with typical ``Ascension hum``. It`s Hausa among others scheduled 1800-2000/2030 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7730, March 12 at 2333 during WRMI survey, a JBA carrier here and some modulation? much weaker than the weak WRMI 7780. Aoki shows another station may be on 7730 any of the 24 hours, Sound of Hope, 1 kW, so no doubt this is ChiCom CNR1 jamming. And WRMI does not come up on 7730 until 0000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 13670, March 14 at 1417, soft song in English with guitar, lyrix repeated include ``no one`s talking`` and ``no, no, no, no, no``, yet 1419 followed by M&W discussing in French! Aoki/NDXC shows it`s CRI French service via ALBANIA; in more confusing cross/cultural programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CUBA: 9570 spurs

** CUBA. RHC survey on second, third and fourth days of DST; this will be rather convoluted, especially for anyone trying to restructure this to frequency order, but this is what I heard, starting Monday March 12. I have included the date with each item, seeming redundant here, but RHC and my gh credit will have to be added if rearranged:

15730 at 2231 March 12, dead air? Maybe algo, vs high noise level. Sunday March 11 at this time, it was Esperanto. 15730 by 2330 March 12 is audibly Portuguese but modulation is cutting out and distorted.

15230 at 2233 March 12 is Portuguese, while yesterday started the hour in English by mistake; 9720 at 2233 March 12 is Kriyol-la; 5040 at 2235 March 12 in Spanish.

5040 at 2300 March 12, frequency announcement is woefully incomplete: 11670, 11950, 6000, and stopping ``deja de transmitir`` 5040! -- NOT!! Still on in Spanish but should be English; maybe later, and for now // Spanish 11760, 11840 plus/minus parasites.

11950 // 6000 by 2302 March 12 are dead air, but 2303 JIP `Mesa Redonda`. In fact, 11950 // 6000 are not main RHC as the frequency announcement implied, but the separate `Mesa Redonda` TV soundtrack channels now one UT hour earlier. Both of them are off again during the 00-01 hour, at 0022 check March 13.

15230 at 2303 March 12 is dead air, still so at 2307, not English. 9720 is English by 2303 already. By 2330 March 12, 15230 is in Spanish // 11760 etc..

11670 is DA till 2304:20 March 12, then JIP main Spanish // 9535, 9640

5040, March 12 at 2333 is finally in English, // 9720 with some distortion on the upper

UT Tue March 13:

6060 VG at 0022 UT March 13, music in Spanish service, // 9535, 9640 distorted and CW mix?, 11670, 11760, 11840 and parasites, 15230. 5040 Kriyol-la.

9720 and 15730 are off by 0022 UT March 13.

6165 // 6000 at 0116 March 13, English with fair modulation. So confirmed back to *0100 start instead of *0200 during standard time.

5980, March 13 at 0617, multiple pulse jamming against no Radio Martà which is still not starting until *0700; Jamming Command must have suspected it would come up an hour earlier due to DST? But jamming was always ramping up somewhat before 0700 anyway.

6100 at 0617 March 13, RHC English is S9+20 but JBM; 6165 as strong but low modulation with CCI from Japan in Arabic via France; 6060 weaker, 6000 stronger.

15370, March 13 at 1415 is putting out only weak spurs with F# tone audible on 15508 and weaker 15439; not audible circa 15302 or 15234.

March 14:
6000 & 6165, UT March 14 at 0232 are S9+10 with JBM music; 6060 Spanish off, leaving a het

9553 & 9586 approx., March 14 at 1358-1400*, matching extremely distorted spurblobs, modulation pauses matching those on source 9570 CRI relay via CUBA, during filler Chinese lesson for English, plus/minus 16-17 kHz.

15302 approx., March 14 at 1405, only weak spurblob detected this time from 15370 (Glenn Hauser, OK, [summarized on WORLD OF RADIO 1921] DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 9490, March 14 at 0227, via FRANCE, Radio RepÃblica is good S9 with NO jamming audible, ending `Encuentro Informativo` and with sked as ``9490, 9 a 11 de la noche, de lunes a domingo``, i.e. from EDT to UT = 01-03 daily and no extensions/variations on weekends any more, if that is to be believed. It`s brokered by RMI, and BTW at this hour all three Okeechobee transmitters on the band, 9395, 9455 and 9955, aimed three different direxions, are JBA here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, March 13 at 0631, Voice of Nigeria still AWOL (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1921, DX LISTENING DIGEST, but:
7254.922, March 14 at 0607, it`s back with Hausa at S9+20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF channel A-48, March 14 at 1454 UT, KOCY-LP visiblizes its snowy NTSC analog Estrella TV picture from OKC, reconfirming it still exist, so I also go looking for DTV signals. KBZC-LD is briefly decoding multiple channels on RF 42, and there are Bad signals on 21 and 19, all of which imply OKC; morning area tropo enhancement, despite no such predixion by William Hepburn`s maps (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5890, March 13 at 0614, WWCR-4 still silent with no BS, while 5935, WWCR-2 is S9+10 with so-called University Network (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, March 13 at 0114:57.5, tune in SLBC just in time to hear the music prÃlude bit, and 2+1 mis-timesignal until 0115:05 before opening Hindi. Now heavy flutter but a fairly good signal, probably due to the N/S equinoxial terminator facilitating grayline (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1920 monitoring: confirmed Mon Mar 12 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.2v-CUSB, JBA; also confirmed UT Tue Mar 13 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, very good. Also confirmed Tue Mar 13 at 2030 on WRMI 7780 & 9455 (unlike a week ago when 9455 went astray); also Tue Mar 13 at 2130 on 9455 (not checked, but as I later discovered on the schedule, 7780 is now ALSO supposed to be // during this hour too!).

I haven`t finished WOR 1921 in time for these, nor for: Tue Mar 13 at 2330 on WBCQ, so 1920 replays one more time on 9330.25v-CUSB, JBA.

WORLD OF RADIO 1921 contents: Argentina non, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brasil, China, Cuba, Europe, Iran and non, Japan, Korea South, Madagascar, Nigeria and non, Russia, South Carolina non, Spain, Sudan and non, Sudan South, Taiwan, Uganda non, USA; and the propagation outlook

Ready for first airings Wednesday March 14:
Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 to WNW [confirmed VG with higher pre-sunrise MUF]
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 [NEW!] to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
[on caradio confirmed both with about same fair signals, OK in quiet locations only; 9955 about two seconds behind 7490]
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [confirmed, fair on 9330.2v]
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1922?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1922?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:

BTW, Larry Will explains that the UT Sunday March 11 0400 WOR broadcast on Area 51, 5130- WBCQ, was ``ad-hoc``, not to be reliably continued (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WRMI survey starting March 12; this will be rather convoluted, especially for anyone trying to rearrange this into frequency order, but this is what I found. I`ve put a date with each item, making those seem redundant in my original format, but I am not adding ``WRMI`` with each one, nor my gh credit, which will have to be appended if rearranged:

9455 // 7780, Mon Mar 12 at 2010, something in Russian --- DX program `Radio Panorama` as now scheduled at 2000 Mondays, followed by `Wavescan` at 2030. Sked grid has a typo as ``9445`` for this hour!

9455 // 7780, Mon Mar 12 at 2155, `La Rosa de Tokio` hour is finishing. Previously these two frequencies had separate programming during this hour. The skedgrid confirms this.

9455 // 9955, Mon Mar 12 at 2200, `Wavescan` again, #472 for week of March 11, now on this parallel pair; while 7780 and 9395 are very poor, Oldies?

5850, Mon Mar 12 at 2232, no signal from this WRMI supposed to start at 2230, but cuts on at *2233, VG with `Yeshua`. Having problems getting going on time, like 5950 not at *2200, see ARGENTINA [non].

7780 // jammed 9955, Mon Mar 12 at 2305, `Viva Miami`; while 9395 // 9455 are now Oldies; both with VOA news circa 2330.

5850, Mon Mar 12 after 2300, still R. Tirana in English, and at 2330, R. Prague in English.

9955, Mon Mar 12 by 2333, wall of noise jamming vs Spanish, presumably Radio Libertad, now at 2315-2400 M-F.

Now from UT Tuesday March 13:

7730, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0018, `Wavescan` in progress, and from 0030 `World of Radio 1920`, both VG.

7780, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0018, RSI in Slovak (NOT 11580 as still shown on skedgrid; and is // 5850).

9395 // 9455, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0019, commercial with phone 800-764-9168, back to Oldies.

9955, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0020, Spanish gospel huxter readable vs jamming. Scheduled at 0015-0030 is `Frank & Ernest in Spanish`.

11530, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0021, Spanish about China, RTI relay; also some CCI: it is also a Sound of Hope frequency 20 hours a day and subject to CNR1 jamming. Two birds with one stone?

5950, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0021, Spanish gospel huxter. It`s the AWR-Cuba block at 0000-0030 only.

5850, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0021, Slavic song, during Slovakia in English.

5850, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0117, ``Star Wars`` theme and starting `Italian SW Panorama` to present MW & SW logs from DX Fanzine, and // much weaker 5950 and // 7780 of middle strength. I.e. this is the second part of IBC Radio at 0100-0130. Frequency usage contradicts the skedgrid which shows at 0100-0200, 7780 // 5950 with this, but 5850 going with 9395 // 9455 for `Grateful Dead`! But that can`t be right since Argentina in English is now on 9395 // 9455 at 01-02 weeknights.

11530, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0118, romantic or rather praise gospel music in Spanish. It`s the `FÃmily Radio` hour at 01-02, same 160 degree azimuth as on 9955.

9955, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0118, music in Spanish with jamming. Yet sked now shows for the 0100-0130 UT Tue block: `Coming Home`.

5850 VG // weaker 7780 // weakest 5950, UT Wed March 14 at 0134, it`s Keith Perron talking about transferring discs to digital, i.e. PCJ Radio International, then plugging `Happy Station`. This is what appears misleadingly on the WRMI program skedgrid as `Media Network Plus` and on 5950 // 7780 only, while 5850 is shown as `Space Phono Radio`, but that may have been only a one- or two-shot test broadcast?

9455, March 14 after 1400, R. Eslovaquia again in unscheduled Spanish, while after 1430 at 1447 check, it`s World Music fill, and 9395 is in Oldies prior to picking up Brother Scare at 1500. It`s not clear why Slovakia need or want a third morning Spanish broadcast, already at 1030 on 9955, 1230 on 9955 and 9455 (with weekend variations)(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

WRMI: See also ARGENTINA [non]; USA [+ non] WORLD OF RADIO monitoring

** U S A. 7490v, Mon Mar 12 at 2333, WBCQ with non-TOM M&W in anti-Islamic talk. That would be `Camp Constitution Radio`. Also some CCI; maybe overload or CNR1 jammer. This M-F hour used to be BS, but DST shifted him to 22-23 UT, when all three WBCQs should be BSing, 5130v and 9330v too.

7490, UT Tue Mar 13 at 0120, Timtron is talking about the 160 mb, and converting a MW-50 transmitter to SW, which then burned up. Sked does not show anything between 0100 and 1900 UT Tuesdays; must be playback of his own show or when he was infilling for AWWW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, 0120 UT March 13, WTWW-2 is on with C&W music; also 24 hours later March 14 with ham show, much stronger than competing ham show on 5130v WBCQ.

5830, March 13 at 0614, WTWW-1 seems off? Or only a JBA carrier as nothing else is listed; but 5085, March 13 at 0618, WTWW-2 is on with C&W music, usual bigsig. Neighbor 5935 WWCR is S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. During `AWR Wavescan` March 13, Jeff White gave the A-18 schedule effective March 25 for that program:
Sun 1530 15670, Nauen to Nepal & Tibet
Sun 2200 12040, KSDA to western Indonesia
Sun 1600 11950, Sofia to S India [new site]
Sun 1600 9580, Trincomalee
Those are the only times on AWR itself, not including dozens more via WRMI, KVOH, VOHA, WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, UT Tue March 14 at 0121 check, no signal from WWRB, nor on 90m. Now with DST season, WWCR starts 3215 at 0100, the station now audible, and continuing in A-18; so if WWRB needs to be on 90m after 0100, as it had been UT Sun/Mon/Tue, it will have to use 3185 or 3195. Maybe it did run 3215 before 0100 today? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 700, March 14 at 2041 UT, at a quiet parking spot in western Enid, gospel huxtress in Spanish, reverby venue and edge of groundwave coverage make copy difficult, but 2051 UT mentions ``sangre de cristo``, and I bet it`s not about the bloody New Mexico mountain range. So it`s KHSE Wylie TX (Metroplex) currently formatted with this, not Asian. Could not copy such an ID at 2100 UT, but in English did mention at least one FM translator, and then a definite ID for: KBXD, 1480, Voz EvangÃlica, and alternating English and Spanish. NRC AM Log has both of these as part of the ``Radio Setecientos`` group (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, March 13 at 1922 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS is still SNAFU with carrier cutting on and off and pulses mixing, as I described before.

1130, March 14 at 2040 UT check, KLEY is back in whack with ``The Wave, wheat capital`` slogan, but comes and goes and will likely go out of whack again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1200, March 13 at 2055 UT, weak signal at quiet spot in western Enid on caradio, ad mentioning I-35 exit 186 (which would be Neu Braunfels), i.e. WOAI San Antonio; and then it fades out. So a bit of skywave this early? I suppose more likely than groundwave, almost 500 miles at mid-band. Or sporadic E.

Despite one guy with a tagline pooh-poohing comparing MF to VHF for Es, I suspect there is a correlation, and more research needs to be done with ionosondes, etc. It needs to be proved that Es has a *lower* frequency limit which is above the MF BC band. It is certainly evident on the lower HF bands. Shortly I was hearing pileups on CB, indicating MUF of at least 28 MHz, and a 6m Es DXmap shows MUF up to 72 MHz over Tennessee/North Carolina by 2225 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0012 UT March 15


Glenn Hauser logs March 11-12, 2018  View Printable Version 
Monday, March 12 2018


Hi Glenn, my latest HITLIST UPDATE

1) UTC offset notations amended for R Progreso & R Rebelde (Cuba) and VOA (USA)

2) Spain - R Mi Amigo International: Added links to new domain and new Facebook page. (Thanks to Mike Barraclough in WOR iog for initial tip). Original domain and Facebook links archived & retained in case of later re-activation.

Next update is expected to be 25 March at time of DST changes in Europe and elsewhere. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe, March 11, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 12 at 0601, PMS is on again. And so is 11775 circa 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. RAE relays gone again from 9395: see USA: WRMI

** BIAFRA [non]. WRMI 9955 webcast, UT Monday March 12 at 0410, as I expected, the zombie file of R. Biafra is still running but not on any SW frequency, ex 0500-, shifted one UT hour earlier like everything which really is on 9955. Same old shtick, after hilife music, YL host with inaccurate schedule, all the more so now, as the Nigerian/Biafrans must listen to this at 5 am local instead of 6 am. And ``stand by for important announcement``. May be on every night, but am in habit of checking it after WOR broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Checking some RHC usage on the first day of Yanqui-coÃrdinated DST making local time UT -4, March 11: Always messes up scheduling, affecting some transmissions, not others. And RHC will not publish any accurate schedules immediately, if ever:

15140, not checked yet whether first English hour of day has moved one hour earlier from 20-21, to 19-20 UT, as I am attending an Enid Symphony Orchestra concert, Beethoven & Mozart, from 19 to almost 21 UT March 11. Will be sure to check for this on March 12 (as below).

15730, at 2238 March 11 is in Esperanto, so moved one hour earlier to 2230 ex-2330, on Sundays only, but otherdays, whichlang?

9720, at 2234 March 11 is in Creole; all these are on in Spanish with buzÃn: 5040, 15230, 11840 and parasites, 9640, 9535.

9720, at 2304 March 11 is in English with special coverage of the Commie ``elexions``, so the 00-01 broadcast has shifted one UT hour earlier to 23-24. What about the other frequency at 00 which was 5040? No, that one is now at 2305 in Spanish service with music // 9640, 9535, 11670, 11760, 11840 and parasites. But checking all other known frequencies, I find English also on 15230!! A frequency not used for English before, so maybe a mixup. But it`s running 10 seconds behind 9720 or was it vice versa? 10 seconds apart, so separate playouts. Still matching during music at 2342. 11880 not on, but may be back with English for real A-18 season.

15730 is in Kriyol at 2305, Portuguese at 2340 March 11.

Not yet checked: Early English on 5040 which was at 00-01; if not at 23, when is it now, if ever?

Nor checked whether the 6165/6000 block start at 0100 instead of 0200. 6165, March 12 at 0342 is JJBM, and 6000 is JBM with music.

5040 at 0559 March 12 in jazz music // 6000 English frequency, along with 6060, dead air on 6100; but at 0600 sharp, 5040 goes to dead air and hum, presumably about to turn off while 6000 reopens English hour. 6165 has NHK time pips and Arabic via FRANCE, but there is very weak CCI, maybe RHC still on there too, until 0700?

15720, 15650, 15580, 15510, 15440, 15300, 15230, 15160, 15090, March 12 at 1339, RHC-FM spurblobs out of 15370 are detectable at these ~70 kHz intervals: 15720-trace, 15650-F# tone audible, 15580-poor, 15510 readable in FM mode, 15440 clear S9+10, 15300-good, 15230 has real RHC-AM othertransmitter atop, 15160-poor, 15090-trace.

15140, March 12 at 1859, RHC wrapping up Kriyol-la with some distortion, 1900 Spanish introducing English hour, so now confirmed one UT hour earlier but on same frequency (alternate 16180 with spy numbers mixup as once caught) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 5918.2075, March 12 at 1351, V. of Freedom measured here, calculating receiver offset, but not really to that degree of accuracy. Wolfgang BÃschel via SDR in Japan put it on 5918.210 at 1200 March 12, 2 Hz down from yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1920 monitoring: confirmed in Bulgaria:
``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 CUSB, March 11
1131-1200 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, poor & weak``

Not confirmed, Sunday March 11 at 2340 for the new shifted time of 2330 UT on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: no signal audible, off? Adjacent 9355 VOA Burmese is making it here all the way from Philippines westward; 9265 WINB has good signal. Confirmed on Area 51 webcast starting at 0303 UT Monday March 12, and also good on 5129.8-AM at 0329 check.

Not confirmed at 0330 UT Monday March 12 on WRMI: JBA carrier on 9455, and infinitesimally stronger on 9955, where I can almost recognize me with ECSS. 9955 webcast confirms we are still on there from 0330. While 9455 ran // 9955 when at 0430, it may well not be so any longer at 0330, but can`t yet confirm by monitoring. May be // 5985 which is in Spanish. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1921?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1921?]
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [or #1921?]

Full WOR updated schedule via all media, podcast access:

** U S A. 9455, March 11 at 2057, `SW Radiogram` beeps mixed with music. Kim Elliott still doesn`t know that the Sunday 2030 broadcast via WRMI is not only on 7780, poor here in the daytime, but also on much better 9455. As in the current website schedule showing no 9455:

** U S A. 9955 // 9455, Sunday March 11 at 2237, these WRMIs with Cuban chat, Mirka show? 9395 // 7780 with Oldies. 5850 and 5950 have two different gospel huxters in English.

7780, Sunday March 11 at 2340, `Shortwave Radiogram` beeps via WRMI, and no // found now, unlike at 2030. 9395 // 9455 with Oldies.

9455 // 9955, Monday March 12 at 1345, WRMIs with Chef y ThaÃs conversing in Spanish from Malasia, about the ethnicity, climate, cuisine, skyscrapers in KL, etc., closing with plans to fly via Osaka to Hawaii, i.e. the same `Viva Miami` episode which has been airing several times daily for a sesquimonth now.

Cuts to ``Okeechobee Ocean`` ID at 1359.5 before they are quite finished, and a couple notes of the Slovakia theme on 9955 before it cuts off the air; while 9455 stays on the air for Eslovaquia en espaÃol, as not shown on schedules but also heard yesterday.

7780, after 1400 and 1500 March 12, is off; 9395 is on with Oldies, and until 1417 the 5-minute VOA newscast, with Steve Miller. Also RTTY QRM to 9395. By 1509, 9455 is in Oldies.

9395, March 12 at 1505, now gospel huxter, presumably BS but does not sound much like him; very weak WBCQ 9330.261v-CUSB, maybe // but not synch. 9980 WWCR is still devoid of RF let alone BS. 7780 is not on.

What`s happening at 1900 UT Monday March 12? 9395 continues // 9455 with Oldies thru and past hourtop, i.e. RAE relay in German is lost in the shuffle again; also Italian at 2000? 11580 not yet reactivated now, tho has always stayed imaginatively on skedgrid, for German & Italian at 21-23 instead.

7780, March 12 after 1900 has a weak gospel huxter, maybe TOM like 9330 WBCQ, and nothing on 9980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, March 12 at 1419, KVOH JBA carrier, no better at 1504, but confirmed starting one UT hour earlier for DST circa 1400. Program grid has been revised March 11 to show this: Spanish M/W/F 14-19; Tue & Thu 14-21; including `Frecuencia al DÃa` Fri & Mon at 1500-1530; English shifted Sat to 15-19 including `Wavescan` at 1530-1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1941 UT March 12


DX Listening Digest 18-10; World of Radio 1920  View Printable Version 
Monday, March 12 2018

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WORLD OF RADIO 1920 contents: Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Argentina,
Australia, Bougainville, Brasil, Chad non, China, Cuba, Denmark,
Ethiopia non, Europe, India, Iran, Ireland non, Korea South, Kurdistan
non, Nigeria non, North America, Oklahoma non, Papua New Guinea, PerÃ,
Sikkim, Switzerland, Uganda non, USA; and the propagation outlook

SHORTWAVE AIRINGS of WORLD OF RADIO 1920, March 7-13, 2018

Tue 2030 WRMI 9455 7780 [1919 replayed on 7780 only]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 [not aired, by mistake?]
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [1919 replayed]
Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 [anyone awake to check?]
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v [confirmed]
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Thu 2230 WRMI 5850 [confirmed JBA]
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed JBA]
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio [confirmed Bulgaria]
Sat 1531 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio [not confirmed]
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confifrmed]
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM [confirmed from 0425]

[above times one UT hour earlier henceforth except 5850, 7780, 9455]

Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio [confirmed Bulgaria]
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [not audible]
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v-AM Area 51 [confirmed from 0303]
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 9455 [not audible, trace maybe on 9955]
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730
Tue 2030 WRMI 9455, 7780 [or #1921?]

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