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Glenn Hauser logs March 6-7, 2021  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 07 2021

Hauser
** ALGERIA [non]. 6105, March 6 at 0523, Qur`an S9-S7 with flutter,
RTA relay via FRANCE this hour; aside 6100 Cuba, not quite strong
enough to be a problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ALGERIA [non]. 7315, March 6 at 1920 & 1935 chex, Qur`an from RTA
via FRANCE, poor with ACI at UTwente. Supposedly // 7375 where nothing
but ROMANIA`s two-hour transmission can be heard. Checking in case RTA
carry English segment from the International network as it was doing
last summer during DST season a UT hour earlier on the then frequency
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, March 6 at 0522, RHC S9+20 in Spanish instead of
English after 0500, starting deportivo segment during `24 horas en el
mundo` newscast, and // 6060; while English is on 6000. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ECUADOR. 6050, UT Sat March 6 at 0526 tune-in, surprised to hear ID
in English for R. Slovakia International. O, it`s just an illustration
within the HCJB German DX program during extended weekend
transmission; followed by brief talk in German, a song, and off at
0530* sharp without further announcement. S7-S9 for only 1 kW.

[non]. European POV background from March BDXC-UK Communication:
``HCJB Deutschland’s German DX programme, ‘Medienmagazin’, is
scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays at 0530, 1030, 1505, 1800 and 2205
UT. Frequencies include 3995 kHz from Weenermoor in north west Germany
near the Dutch border. But the programme is actually produced in
Scotland by Horst Wiese who has lived near Edinburgh for many years.
The HCJB “DX-Programm” has been recorded for the past couple of years
at the studios of Revival FM in Cumbernauld. Past editions are online
at:
https://hcjb-medienmagazin.blogspot.com/
(HCJB Infobrief 4/2020)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 11625-11630-11635 DRM, March 6 at 1737, RFI French via TDF
Issoudun confirmed, lo-fi only 8.08 kbps but solid no dropouts at
S9/+10, via Kuwait Kiwi SDR, picked since target is S Asia. Labeled
``AAC(1000) TDF EXP Data 8.08 kbps`` and ``Medium range use, multipath
resistant``. I`ve been intending to check the scheduled 2330-2400 on
9880-9885-9890, ex-5870-5875-5880, where I was hearing it in
February.

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 kHz, S9-S8; displays same
parameters as 11630 above (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SWEDEN [and non]. 6200, March 7 at 0002, JBA carrier to Bonaire
SDR, surely not ROCV Venezuela; Radio Nord Revival, Sala, Sweden is
supposed to start a 47/48 hour special anniversary show now with 10 kW
on A3H = reduced carrier USB. 0010 I try UTwente which is slightly
better, trace of music? but can`t find it USB only. Probably Tibet
which is on 6200 about 21 hours a day. Nord alternative frequencies
publicized are inadvisable now either: 6035 next to huge Spanish 6040;
6130 also probably weak Tibet. Why were they given Tibet-clashing
channels? To be in Swedish except a couple spans partly in English as
I point out on WORLD OF RADIO 2076: Sunday at 05-07 and 11-12; Monday
at 20-21 UT. See:
http://radionordrevival.blogspot.com/
for full schedule, QSL info (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 417-MCW kHz, March 6 at 0746, as I am almost asleep, I keep
copying NDB ID as ../.-.- which is I/Ya the Cyrillic letter. But it
must really be the usual occupant of 417, IY, ../-.-- Charles City,
Iowa which I have not noted miskeying before. I was uncertain whether
the final tone was long or short, i.e. -.-. which would have been C,
but there is no IC around here either (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2076 monitoring: zzz thru the 1300
UT Saturday March 6 airing on WRMI 15770; did anyone hear it?

Confirmed starting at 2043 Sat Mar 6 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM MO, via nearby
KB0FX remote. With some glitches not on my original recording, not
clear whether from playback or remote. There were nonesuch on
preceding ham show.

Also confirmed Sat Mar 6 at 2230 on WRMI 9955, poor on PL-880 with
reelout clipon.

Also confirmed Sat Mar 6 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, immediately after
Tirana music, no ID; poor S9-S5 direct but at 2325 check via Maine
SDR, S9/+10; Rochester S9-S8 but both with glitches/skips/clix every
few seconds. This seems to be a defect on Kiwis when run in the
SAM/SAL/SAU/SAS modes. Next:

0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
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

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. 9955, March 6 at 1549, WRMI-3 is very much back with bigsig
BS after missing most of yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5950, March 7 at 0200, WRMI with Texas Radio Shortwave,
first biminute of `YROT` theme, openings by synthetic voices, Third
Mate Susan, and Cap`n Ric with eQSL offers for this show of lady
performers only. I hear it direct on the portable ATS-909 anext the
computer, but prefer to listen via the Kansas City Kiwi where it`s VG
S9+10. Never are the ladies nor their songs identified, just one after
another with occasional ID/QSL breaks by Susan, such as at 0215, 0231
Cap`n Ric on the poop-deck, 0234, and 0257 outro, YROT theme. Instead
the ladylist if not the playlist has been posted, and forwarded by
another Texan, Terry Colgan:

``ARTIST LINEUP FOR LADIES OF TEXAS MUSIC TRIBUTE ON WRMI TONIGHT
Cap'n Ric is pleased to announce the artists featured in the upcoming
Ladies of Texas Music Tribute:
Jeanie C. Riley
Jamie Lin Wilson
Sunny Sweeney
Lisa Loeb
Norah Jones
Lydia Mendoza
Marcia Ball
Lucinda Williams
St. Vincent
Barbara Lynn
"Sippie” Wallace
“Big Mama” Thornton
Bessie Tucker
Janis Joplin
Lacey Sturm.

Cap'n wagers you haven't heard of many of these female artists, and
also wagers that you'll enjoy their music.

The tribute program will air several times:
March 7 - 0200 UTC 5950 kHz via WRMI
March 20 - 0900 UTC 6070 kHz and 1800 UTC 3955 kHz via Channel 292 in
Germany
March 28 - 0200 UTC 6160 kHz via WBCQ.

Third Mate Susan designed a special limited edition eQSL to be sent to
listeners who submit correct reception reports to
texasradiosw@gmail.com.
(From TRSW's Facebook page)``

One song in Spanish caught my ear at 0219 with a possible title,
``Canta, Guitarra Mia``. Probably Lydia Mendoza, one third into the
list (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Mar 7 at 0125, `Theater Organ Under The Arch`
is underway on WTWW-2, but only a quick check as I listen to only one
music show at a time, `Encore` classical on WRMI 5850 this hour,
having missed the first airing at 23-24 on 7570 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. Am glad to see that ondemand access to the superb CBS Sunday
Morning has been restored to proper funxion: On March 6 I check the
current/most recent one of Feb 28:
https://www.cbsnews.com/sunday-morning/
A single full file plays straight thru with all commercials removed,
totaling just over 62 minutes. One may also play individual segments
linked just below if desired. I haven`t tried to retrieve older
episodes, whether the same options apply (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1540.21, March 6 circa 0730 UT, trace of a carrier here
but not outstanding like last two nights; confusing to the ear as
there are more carriers off 1540.000 including one circa 1540.02 and
the usual 1539.96 = KGBC. See my previous report about KGBC and KEDA
as well as the mystery, which has been discussed further in the ABDX
group: Heterodyne on 1540

``I don't think the original reporter mentioned if the het was on the
low or high side. Do you hear the gospel station on 1540.21 kHz? It is
sometimes audible here:
http://kiwisdr.ku4by.com:8073/?f=1540.21usbz10
Thank you and best regards, Mauno`` Ritola, Finland

Where is that? Is labeled: ``© bluebison.net KU4BY's SolarSDR
Elizabeth City, NC | Grid: FM16vf, ASL: 30m, [map]
Antenna: Wilson 1K about 15' AGL. Powered by the Carolina Sun!``

I try it near local noon at 1631 March 6: displays 1540 carrier + 50v
Hz but nothing audible. There are far too many GOS stations on 1540
circa NC (gh)

``Mar 6 at 6:39 AM --- The station furthest off frequency is on
1539.904 (NNE/SSW) with others appearing on 1539.9732 (N/S), 1539.9755
(WSW – signed off @ 2345 ET), 1539.9835 (NW - CHIN) and 1540.022 (W).
Strongest station is on 1539.998 to the WNW (KXEL).

1539.998 tops the channel when KXEL is nulled. That one is Bahamas.
The het is definitely the 1539.905 but taking Glenn’s note into
account it is probably some station in the Eastern South who didn’t
throw the switch. Rick S., Rodanthe NC OBX FM25go``

IRCA March 5: ``Walter Salmaniw 4:44am #18219 --- Again I can hear the
het quite well in Victoria and see a relatively strong carrier on
1540.203 tonight, as well as others quite a ways off channel on
1540.023 and 1539.908. As on 1350, there are a LOT of carriers spaced
closer to the nominal. The 1540.2 channel is near audio into Victoria.
73, Walt``

That`s really far. In western USA the only 1540s are the big one in LA
CA, 50 kW KMPC in Korean, also ethnic KXPA 5 kW Bellvue WA near Walt,
and KASA Phoenix AZ, 19 watts of ranchera at night.

March 6 at 2329 on ABDX, Rich:
``I have it on 1540.205 but can’t make it out. Seems to be WSW. But
here’s what’s weird. I have similar signals that pulsate up and down
along with the .205 on 1540.113 and 1540.021 – in each case 92 Hz
down. Rick S., Rodanthe NC OBX FM25go``

Rick`s WSW bearing from OBX correlates with my ESE from Enid for best
bets: WTBI near Greenville SC and WKVQ Eatonton, central Georgia. Both
10 kW daytimers. FCC official March LSS for both 2345 UT. Has there
been any change now? Anyone near-local to those locations to check?
Perhaps Bob in Bamberg SC original reporter can tell if it`s NW from
Greenville or West from Eatonton. 73, (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0356 UT March 7

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 5-6, 2021  View Printable Version 
Saturday, March 06 2021

Hauser
** CHINA [and non]. 11660, March 5 at 1444, two stations mixing
heavily, at least one in Chinese. CNR1 jammer and VOA Thailand are
scheduled.

9790, March 5 at 1522, Chinese mixing with music, making fast SAH.
CNR1 jammer and RFA via Saipan are scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6929.9-AM, March 5 at 2310, JBA music.
Several also unID ``6930`` logs here, *2155-0007*:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,78715.0.html
except for this from Big Badfish Al:
``2357 Heard ID as 'K-OLD RADIO' by OM``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Ben Dawson sends this FCC notice:
``REPORT NO. 49938 B R O A D C A S T A C T I O N S 03/04/2021
STATE FILE NUMBER E/P CALL LETTERS APPLICANT AND
LOCATION NATURE OF APPLICATION --- Actions of: 03/01/2021
LOW POWER FM APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSE TO COVER LICENSE CANCELLED
----------------------------------------------------------------
OK BLL-20070222AAB DKAMG-LP 123923 MARANATHA RADIO CORPORATION
License to cover. E 92.1 MHZ ENID, OK
License cancelled and callsign deleted 3/1/2021 per LMS cancellation
#137253 - no letter sent fcc``

KAMG-LP, ``Amigo``, has been off the air for a few years, so it`s
finally official; glad to see this worthless station go for good,
keeping good DX frequency open (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5890, March 5 at 0730, WWCR is S9-S6 of JBM
TOMBS. Whew, 5850 at same time, WRMI is S9+30 of merely undermodulated
Brother Scare (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Friday March 5 at 2259 and next few minutes, zero
signal from REE just when another rare English semihour be imminent.
Not unusual for at least one of their Noblejas transmitters to be AWOL
for days; 11940 for S America is JBA at 2302, can`t tell if really
English; nothing on 12030 either, the ME frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, March 5 at 2259, VP signal from VOT, but the 4+1 or
was it 5+1 timesignal cuts thru, ending late at 2300:03.5. Something`s
always erroneous at Emirler. A simple time announcement could be
rough, but pips imply much greater accuracy! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2067 monitoring; next:
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
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
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

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. 9955, March 5 at 1523, no signal from WRMI-5, which is
supposed to remain on with TOMBS until 1700. Must be a problem as 9455
and stronger 9395 are well audible.

9955, March 5 at 2258, WRMI still absent, but plenty hard jamming
against nothing; more but less on 9965 from which R. República is many
years gone out of Costa Rica. 9455, 9395 and lesser WRMI transmitters
remain nominal.

9955, March 6 at 0245, now an S4 VP carrier but no modulation audible;
9455 & 9395 are JBA carriers; no signals at all from Habana 9650 &
9535. At 0300 K-index is 4 with G1 storms expected. Often there is not
much correlation in propagation from Okee and Habana (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7490.2 webcast), UT Sat March 6 from 0100, WBCQ with
`AAAWWW`, cuts theme short, as always fiddling with mics at first;
this time his doesn`t work so she shares hers. They are back in Maine
where it`s 9 degrees, a good drive until the last few miles into a
zero-visibility blizzard. Quite an adjustment as it had been 80+ in
Florida. A visit for maintenance and checking things, so apparently
going back south soon.

Last/this week there was a wind storm; when it`s 20, 30 or 40 mph [?
not much for an OKie], the Ampegon rotatable antenna has to be parked
and closed down. Tho it`s anything but solid, all its metal wires,
parts add up to a wind load. I wonder if parking position depend on
which way the wind be blowing. If it happen to be minimal at the
current azimuth, could it remain on?

0116 open for e-mail. 0118 ranting starts about moonbats never
stopping masking to control us; calling President Biden a cadaver.
Time for me to zone out. 0123 a 100-amp control breaker burned up as
soon as they arrived. Reading an article about the radio biz. 0200 to
``Sail Away``, and then Hal Turner; is that his theme? Then checking
MO remote. H.T. is now on both 6160- and 7490+, but on Area 51 webcast
it`s $ music and 0206 Zombo. John Carver`s version of:

``Tonight's AAWWW --- started on time on 7490 and two minutes later on
6160. Allan and Angela in the studio. Allan and Angela are in studio 1
in Maine this week. The pre-amp for Allan's mic has been damaged by
lightning so they're using one mic. Allan talks about the storms in
Maine this week, both snow and wind. Said the wind kept the rotatable
antenna on the superstation from turning properly so they shut the
transmitter down till the wind stopped. Allan says they're just in
Maine for a visit and was complaining about the extra clothes and the
colder temps in Maine this week. Said it was 22 today .

Quickly turned political and they talked of Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head
again, the Land of Lakes Indian, the Coca Cola polar bear etc. Masks,
the election, voting, the virus, China, our beloved Trump, the fact
that he won the election, any praise for the response to the virus or
the appearance of the virus is because of Trump etc. Angela ended it
by saying that was her Angela's Angle for this week.

Allan mentioned another problem with something that burned up on one
of the transmitters but I didn't catch what it was. He also said it
was time to talk about radio and Angela started in with another
political rant. Allan finally started reading an article about the
current status of radio and the effect of the pandemic on ad revenue.
Signal on 7490 went to hell about 0130. Reading of emails at 0154.
Closing prayer at 0157 and the program was off the air at 0200. John,
Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, March 6 at 0251:
*684(2), 774, 837, 882, *891, 1107(2), 1125(2), 1305(2); mostly
correlating with lower-latitude SW Europe-Spain & NW Africa-Algeria,
as K-index at 03 will be 4, with G1 storms predicted. *strongest; (2)
at least two carriers beating (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7524-USB, March 5 at 2313, two-way in Spanish, accents
sound Cuban (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0436 UT March 6

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 4-5, 2021  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 05 2021

Hauser
** CUBA. 13629 & 13772 approx., March 4 at 1430, trace of F# spurblobs
from 13700-AM. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 5910, March 5 at 0309, Chinese pop music from CRI relay,
S9+30/40 but distorted and no signal on x2 = 11820. Something`s always
wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2075 monitoring: confirmed UT
Thursday March 4 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, S4-S5 here, S9/+10 to Bonaire
SDR where it`s aimed.

WORLD OF RADIO 2076 contents: Biafra, Canada, China, Egypt, Europe,
Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Korea North & South and non,
Myanmar, Newfoundland and non, Nigeria, North America, Paraguay, Perú,
Poland, Sweden, USA, Uruguay, Uzbekistan; longwave beacons south of US
[from classaxe listings]; propagation outlook

WOR 2076 is available as of 0108 UT Friday March 5, 2021
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2076.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2076.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, 7780 to NE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
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
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

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.

First broadcasts confirmed UT Friday March 5 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 VG
direct; 7780 VG S9+15 like a local to Maine SDR, but no signal to
UTwente where it`s aimed (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7570 & > 7730, March 5 at 0315, both S9+30 of dead air as
Brother Scare`s feed to WRMI has failed. Also dead on weaker 7780; and
5850 S9+20/30. Other programming remains modulating on 5950, 5800, JBA
4980, 9395, 9455, but 9955 is occupied only by pulse jamming (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5890, March 4 at 0647, S9/+10 of dead air from WWCR-4
instead of Brother HyStairical. Or is there a trace of JB modulation?
This has happened before especially on UT Thursdays -- mixup in
automation scheduling? TOMBS is still nominal on squealy 3215 WWCR-1,
and on 5850 WRMI. However, by 0800, Ivo Ivanov reported no signal at
all on 5890, back by 0930. Later in the day more problems were
reported with WRMI transmitters, must be having issues (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5890, March 5 at 0305, WWCR-4 with big buzz on the Fulcher
hour audio, peaking plus/minus 4-5 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1540, March 4 at 0402 UT, Bob Smoak asked on the ABDX group,
``I'm getting a low pitched heterodyne on 1540 in Bamberg, SC. Any
ideas where it might be coming from?`` My first response was KGBC
Galveston TX on 1539.96 as I`ve heard repeatedly. His receiver could
not tell whether it was plus or minus.

When I tuned in myself at 0707-0715 UT, I found a carrier on 1540.210,
and so had Mauno Ritola via a remote. Could not hear any modulation on
it and hard to DF, but not KGBC which was weaker on the minus side. At
0726, KGBC had gospel-huxtering in Spanish and there`s a third station
with Mexican music, presumed KEDA San Antonio.

I`m on it again the next night from 0322 UT March 5: 1540.21 carrier
is there again and now I can DF it to WNW/ESE. Possibilities are
daytimers or peanut-powers at night, starting with 10 kW WTBI near Bob
in Pickens SC; KDYN Ozark AR; WKVQ Eatonton GA; WKXG Greenwood MS. No
others really fit the DF axis somewhat south of due east, and nothing
at all somewhat north of due west.

When it`s nulled, Mexmx is dominant, presumed KEDA with live DJ and
frequent CST timechex, but I can`t catch any IDs or local references.
Also at times looping further CCW, KGBC gospanish, at 0330 plugging a
phone in the 254 area code which is around Waco, not Houston. KXEL
Waterloo IA 50 kW not really a factor until a bit of English talk at
0346; northerly propagation diminished. May be cause of SAH about 5 Hz
vs KEDA?

Finally at 0401 amid the Spanish, a canned English ID for ``99.9 FM
serving San Antonio, Texas``. So Wayne won`t have to remind me, that`s
K260CC, as on page 299 of the NRC AM Log, part of the Group: Radio
Jalapeño. Only a minute later at 0402, live DJ pronounces KEDA in
Spanish as well as Radio Jalapeño, and plugs a 55th-annivesary event
for the station on March 13-14, with an address, and social-distancing
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0533 UT March 5

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 1, 3, 2021  View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 04 2021

Hauser
DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS
updated March 3
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

** CURACAO [and non]. 18133-USB, March 3 at 1908, PJ2/N1ZZ with rapid
pro-forma contacts as he says he`s trying to make as many as possible
during his stay. Mostly weak US & Canadian, but now one with stronger
XE1C, Jean-Paul en Guadalajara. Still going at 1941 check tho he says
the band is dropping out. Here, no other phone activity noted except
on this frequency. I hope he is OK, since he pronounces / as
``stroke``. I prefer ``slant``, not ``slash`` either as too violent.
-..-.

Is he from New England? Not any more. QRZ.com: ``My direct mailing
address is: Daniel Gravereaux, N1ZZ, 1221 Seminole Drive, Indian
Harbour Beach, FL 32937, USA. Email is n1zz@arrl.net 73, N1ZigZag``

As for XE1C, Jean-Paul Gütter is apparently semi-Canadian, with a huge
photogallery including lots of radios, cruise ships where he worx, and
a few of his beloved anonymous wife compared to classic cheesecake:
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/xe1c
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. XE1C: see CURACAO [and non]

** POLAND. 85th anniversary of Radio Poland --- I listened to the
March 1 1900-2000 English via WRN Europe webcast. Quite interesting
about its history for most of the hour except for a middle segment.
Maybe is available on demand? 73, (Glenn Hauser, Oklahoma, WOR iog)

Dr Hansjoerg Biener replies, ``Maybe this helps ---
Special anniversary edition of our current affairs magazine to mark 85
years of Radio Poland
https://podcasty.polskieradio.pl/track/ead10494-79a8-49c7-af77-fa6b6d935906

The Anniversary Gala A celebration of Polish Radio's External Service
https://podcasty.polskieradio.pl/track/7dd35ef4-a946-45b1-ac57-defccaada11c
Kind regards, Hj.``

``I think this is the podcast of their 1st March special:
https://www.polskieradio.pl/395/7789/Artykul/2688594,News-from-Poland-Anniversary-Special-01032021
73, Alan`` Pennington, bdxc-news iog (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2075 monitoring; missed checking March 3 the
Wed 1030 on WRMI 5850 and 2100 on WRMI 7780; did anyone hear them?

Confirmed Wed March 3 from 2200:22 on WBCQ 7490.205v, S5-S7 to KB0FX.

Also confirmed Wed Mar 3 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, S9+15/30 to Pardinho,
Brasil SDR, well atop Cuban jamming. Next, and last:

0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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Next WOR 2076 should be ready by early UT Fri March 5 for first SW
airings at 0130 on WRMIs 5850 & 7780 (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** U S A. Re: ``9330, March 3 at 0112, no signal from WBCQ WLCR; nor
on 9333. G1 storm and K index of 5 may have propped it out, but you`d
think at least a smidgin of its 500 kW would be detectable; all
gobbled up in the ionosphere; or serving International Vacuum (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)``

We had a snow with high winds yesterday in New Brunswick. Lost
commercial power for six hours at my house. Eastern Maine may have had
issues, too. (— Richard Langley, later March 3, WOR iog)

Earlier, Feb 28, Richard posted this:

``[WOR] WBCQ Power Supply? Blame Canada --- The northeastern part of
Maine gets a lot of their electricity from Canada -- New Brunswick to
be exact. Maine's electricity network north of Houlton is not
connected to the rest of the network in Maine. Yes, there are a couple
of small power stations in the region on the Maine side of the border
but a lot of power is imported. This was one of the many dependencies
of the U.S. on Canada that had to be made clear to the Trump
administration when they were attempting to "punish" Canada with
duties on alumin[i]um, etc. I hope Angela and Allan Weiner realize
that whenever they criticize Canukistan. -- Richard Langley``

Ironically, Angela herself is also Newbrunswickianne. Still/again,
March 3 at 1933 & 2010 chex, zero signal on 9330/9333 altho WBCQ-6 is
always weak at this time, in German to Europe. It`s not an electricity
issue now, as at 1936, WBCQ-1 is JBA with BS on signature
off-frequency 7490.192V. Richard Langley, too:

``9330 kHz is still off as far as I can tell (checked at 2000 UT
today, 3 March) using my own receiver and the U. Twente SDR receiver.
-- Richard Langley`` WOR iog.

``They had a wind storm with very cold temperatures for a few days.
Winds over 50 MPH and wind chills around -40 degrees F. Peter W
Hansen`` -- WOR iog.

The WBCQ-6 White Elephant ``Super-Station`` keeps breaking down for
some reason or another. Perhaps AW will mention it on next WW. Once
again there`s a hiatus in his twitting, not since Feb 20, altho almost
all of those were generic ``free speech`` promotions (Glenn Hauser,
OK, March 3, WOR)

** U S A. Hey Glenn: 1630 KKGM TX, does play UC (music) as a break
between news segments - the station is very strong in Austin.
Receiving Equipment: Drake R8B, Terminated Delta Antenna (17ft apex
and 28ft base), northeast, Mini-Flag Antenna (7ft by 15ft), southeast.
73, (Mike Beu, KD5DSQ, Austin, Texas, WOR iog)

This report despatched at 2322 UT March 3

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 2-3, 2021  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, March 03 2021

Hauser
** CUBA. 6180, March 3 at 0104, algo JBA but not CRI relay; its S9/+10
carrier comes on late at *0105 but open for a while; by 0113 recheck
modulating in English. Understation maybe Brasil, but unseemed //
11780 with SBG excitement. In fact CRI has a 6180 simulcast English
via Kashgar, East Turkistan, land of brainwashing Uighurs to become
good little Mandarins. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 420-MCW kHz, March 2 at 0717 UT, FQ, 25-watt ND beacon
`Montz`, Fairmont, Minnesota.

415-MCW kHz, March 3 at 0342 UT, IY, 25-watt NDB `Chukk`, Charles
City, Iowa. A regular here, not bothered to log, but note that
classaxe.com shows CBC Cayman Islands active as recently as January
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.

395-MCW kHz, March 3 at 0343 UT, CA, 25-watt NDB `Harvs`, Newton,
Kansas. I was tuned to 393-USB. I would rather hear on 393, EVG in El
Vigia, Venezuela, 100 watts active last year but keying ``EVO`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2075 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
financial support: thanks this week to Chuck Ermatinger, now in
Eureka! Missouri, who has sent two contributions via PayPal to woradio
at yahoo.com - not necessarily US funds

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

** U S A [and non]. 4980, March 3 at 0058, S7-S9 but undermodulated in
Asian language, Vietnamese or Chinese. Must not be Xinjiang PBS,
Urumqi graylinish, land of ChiCom genocide against the Uyghurs; but
rather WRMI with the multilingually unpredictable cultshow, `Supreme
Master TV`. However there is a hum/low audible het from a slightly
different frequency which likely *is* East Turkistan, also JBA carrier
on its clear next frequency up, 5060. As for WRMI, its next frequency
up, 5010 is stronger S9+10/20 and better modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. 9330, March 3 at 0112, no signal from WBCQ WLCR; nor on
9333. G1 storm and K index of 5 may have propped it out, but you`d
think at least a smidgin of its 500 kW would be detectable; all
gobbled up in the ionosphere; or serving International Vacuum (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1630, March 3 at 0124 UT, S9+10 of music with a heavy beat,
0127 YL DJ as ``1630 KCJJ`` fulfilling a request, soul music. I was
hoping for something more than Iowa City, which has a split format of
talk and AC music per NRC AM Log; way dominant over closer KKGM Fort
Worth, with an NRC AM log update early January saying ``1630 KKGM TX
Fort Worth – Format to UC:NWS/TLK (ex-GOS/REL); slogan to “Black
Information Network,” networks to BIN. (Radio Insight)`` Does UC here
mean they also music, or just euphemise Black, in this case news/talk
of such genre? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0553 UT March 3

 

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