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Glenn Hauser logs December 27-28, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 28 2019

** ALGERIA [non]. 6105, Dec 27 at 0656, ME music with reverb, heavy
splash from 6100 CUBA, but off at 0659, and 6100 off by 0700. It`s RTA
via FRANCE, the 0600 hour supposed to be Qur`an, but evidently not
entirely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Fri Dec 27 at 0658, S9+20 of dead air, 0700 comes
to life with music, Dead Gene Scott with hum. Convoluted ``schedule``,
we found on TUN/PMS website months ago and quoted, not the merely full
registered span of 2200-1000 as in Aoki or HFCC;

EiBi now has it showing I tuned in before official sign on Fridays
only: 0700-1000; also UT Tue/Wed/Fri 0100-0400, Wed 0400-0505, and Fri

Also shows fraxured sked for day frequency 11775 within 1000-2200
possible block: 1000-1300 Wed, 1200-1600 Thu, 1600-2200 Sun, 1700-2000

Note: WRTH 2020, ANGUILLA refers us to USA: University Network for
sked, mixed in with WWCR --- but the times are wrong, for 11775 five
hours later than above! Must have been confused, misconverting EST.
But the WWCR times could be correct, not breaking the day 13845/night
5935 barrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 6075, Dec 27 at 1612, 2.5 hours after sunrise
here, two stations mixing, music and Chinese. Aoki shows one of
countless spots for RTI vs CNR1 jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** CHINA. 7665, Dec 27 at 1540, Chinese, S7-S9 with flutter. Strikes
me as something new, and indeed no listings in latest Aoki, EiBi or of
course HFCC. Most likely a CNR1 jammer against a new Sound of Hope
frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13560, 13630, 13770, and weaker 13840 approx., Dec 27 at
1510, today`s spurblobs from 13700 RHC at 70 kHz intervals, the lower
one clashing with constant local part 15 RF ID or ISM noises; wonder
if Cuba could cause them malfunxion? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** OKLAHOMA. 88.0v, Dec 27 at 1440 and later, big carrier cuts on and
off irregularly, blotting out bits of 88.1 KWOU we are trying to
listen to. Surely it`s that damn Family Radio translator in Enid,
K202BY supposed to be on 88.3 but no real transmissions for months, a
legacy of Harold Camping (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 1521.0, Dec 27 at 2226, tell-tale 1-kHz het upon 1520
KOKC, from the 2 megawatts in Duba. I keep listening carefully for its
expected cutoff around 2230-2231. Not heard after 2230:54, altho at
first seemed off some 20 seconds earlier, but hard to tell with
musiQRM from KOKC commercial, and/or some fading. Het was the same
pitch as from 891 upon 890 KTLR/WLS. So this time it is certainly not
the nearby 1520.7 station (Glenn Hauser, OK,, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5980, Dec 27 at 2221, VOT in Turkish is still on beyond
scheduled 2200*, S8 to S9+10; off at 2243 check. Something`s always
wrong at Emirler. This is the one aimed USward and heard as early as
1900. 5960 English is successful from 2300 today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** U S A. 7615-USB, Fri Dec 27 at 1541, Civil Air Patrol net, fonetik
maybe encrypted message slowly read out by Red Bear 4, S9+20; much
weaker contact reads it back, and Red Bear 4 makes a correxion.
Autobeep at end of each transmission saving them from having to utter
over, or talkover if overlooked. Other one ID as Triblade 327, out. I
think Triblade is the net callsign. A CAP tactical call roster shows
several Reds, but no Bears, so maybe I misheard: Dragon NJ, Fire IN,
Fox IL, Robin MI, Rock AZ, Cloud NE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2014 monitoring: confirmed first USSW
broadcast, Friday December 27 from about 2300:10 vs Cuban jamming
against us on WRMI 9955. This week the jamming does not gradually
diminish to nothing but continues the entire semihour; during much of
it, WOR is atop and readable, but WRMI fades at 2318, and out at 2323,
back up at 2326.

Distracted by WBCQ and other programming, I miss checking my own
trimulcast, 0130 UT Sat on WRMIs 5050, 5810 and 7780. Did anyone hear
them? Also need to confirm whether Sat 1300 on 15770 be canceled, as
Ivo has reported, even if it takes waking up and bringing up UTwente.

1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE [canceled?]
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 7490.08v, Fri Dec 27 at 2245 caught WBCQ, last quarter of
`Behaviour Night` with ``Glowworm`` playing first; poor S9-S6.

UT Sat Dec 28 from 0100, I`m on 7490 webcast instead despite
distortion/overmodulation problem on Winamp which has been going on
since last weekend; at least it is here? Is it that way for others?
`Allan and Angela Worldwide,` mostly ranting about Free Speech. No
significant news concerning S-S or programming. At 0151 says
simulcasting on 7490 and 5130, so I check SW for those at 0157: 7490
is JBA; 5130 S9 but already cut to the IS & ID loop before AAAWWW is
finished, as John Carver has been noting for weeks. Why do they do
that? Over to John for a lot more detail:

``Tonight's show started on time on a very poor 7490. No signal on
5130 as of yet. Opening talk about the upcoming new year and how lucky
Allan is to have Angela. Allan stated that the superstation was
working just fine and he was proud of the work his crew was doing up
there to keep things running smoothly. Allan also says he doesn't want
to get political this evening, but he questions whether or not the
economy is doing as well as Washington says it is, and he also wonders
if the unemployment rate is as low as they say it is, as it doesn't
seem like that to him. Angela forcefully argues that the economy is
doing really well and the unemployment rate is down. She posits that
the new people working are working for lower wages so seem to be

While maintaining that he still backs Trump Allan questions our
relationships with North Korea and Russia implying that they are not
to be trusted. He also takes a shot at Trump's proposed space force as
he believes it will just lead to more unwinnable wars. He also takes
exception to the size of the country's defense budget.

The discussion quickly changes to an overview of the regulations
governing OTA radio and TV programs as opposed to the regulations of
cable, satellite and private radio and TV. Allan maintains that there
should just be one set of regulations for all and that there should be
no censorship. Phone call at 0139 concerning censorship. The
regulations concerning social media were also mentioned.

Phone call at 0149 from Canada concerning the superstaion and also
questioning the alleged ten second delay the caller was hearing during
his phone call. Allan explained that it was the lag that sending the
signal to the station over the internet caused {and emphasizes that
his stations never insert delays for censorship -- gh}.

He then announced that they were broadcasting on 7490 and 5130 this
evening and a quick check confirmed that 5130 was finally working. I
stayed on 5130 as the signal was better. The talk then immediately
turned to a discussion of snakes, of all things. Reading of the Free
Radio Weekly began at 0154 and immediately the nonstop station IDs for
the last six minutes of the hour started on 5130 so I moved back to
7490. Phone call at 0157 from Pirate Joe stating that 5130 was running
nonstop station IDs. Closing prayer at 0159 interrupted by the start
of the next program. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** U S A. 620, Dec 27 at 1415 UT, 8:15 timecheck and Fond du Lac ad,
other Wisconsin references. No doubt WTMJ Milwaukee, U4 50/10 kW one
semihour after sunrise here. Nice to hear without really trying,
something besides KTAR AZ sports or the predominant KTNO TX gospel
huxtering in Spanish. E-W longwire helps, minimising KTNO.

O, both day and night patterns are supposed to shoot tight slightly
east of north, virtually nothing to south or side direxions. Something
must be wrong there, which explains why I seldom hear it. In fact, a
quick search of my logs does not find WTMJ in the past sesquidecade!

** U S A. 820, Dec 27 at 1423 UT right into ID for ``WCPT, 820,
Chicago`s Progressive Talk``, atop WBAP TX. Lucky city to have one
progressive station among all the regressive outlets! Like WBAP,
flagship of `Red Eye Radio`. E-W longwire helps to minimise WBAP to
the south. Is U2, 5.8/1.5 kW, so day pattern N-D; CoL Willow Springs
which is just south of the I-55/294 junxion, SW of The Loop, but that
does not mean its transmitter site has to be there. WAIT, is that its
correct callsign? I guess so, matching the slogan. Here still exist on
the radio, Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann, Amy Goodman, et al. (Glenn

** U S A. 870, Dec 27 at 1425 UT, report on Indian affairs from KUER
in Utah -- it`s NPR Morning Edition, soon matched to KWOU and to KOSU
delayed by IBOC. Hearing any public radio on AM is extremely rare here
altho I did have WSUI 910 IA the other morning, but what`s on 870?
1430 UT ID for ``105.1 and 870 AM, WKAR News Talk``. Of course, East
Lansing MI, but have I ever heard it before? Steady past 1440 with no
sign of XETAR, WWL, KFJZ or any other 870. WKAR is 10 kW direxional
daytimer, but not very, emphasizing northwest but no sharp nulls.
Official Dec and Jan sunrise is 1300 UT. I had this before on the
morning of Oct 29, 2015, at first as unID.

And you guessed it, 105.1 FM is a puny translator! Yet top billing.
Kenneth Vito Zichi in Williamston has complained in MARE that he can
only get them on AM which they are now downplaying. (Of course there
is also a full-power 85/85 kW on 90.5, WKAR-FM with different format,
classical/jazz/news) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7475, Dec 27 at 1544, S9+10 open carrier, vs splatter
from 7490 WWCR; also with JBA clix once a second. This has been around
for some time, day or night. Rather like 10550 where the clix are
louder. What? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15151.5-USB, Dec 27 at 1514, 2-way in Spanish, with
engine noise, INTRUDERS. This is a longtime channel for such, I first
reported on Oct 23, 2006; also in 2010, 2011, 2012; and in November
2019. Do DEA and USFWS know of it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

This report despatched at 0324 UT December 28


Glenn Hauser logs December 26-27, 2019  View Printable Version 
Friday, December 27 2019

** ALGERIA [and non]. 891, Dec 26 at 0353, Arabic talk barely audible
against 890 WLS, but this is the strongest of the usual TA carriers.

Also some audio on 909 against 910 stations, BBC Radio 5 Live synchros

** CANADA. 351 kHz, Dec 26 at 0743 UT, NDB dash and YKQ, 500 watts at
Fort Rupert - Waskaganish, Quebec. I am tuned to 350 where it is yet
overcoming RG at Will RoGers WA, OKC.

366 kHz, Dec 26 at 0744 UT, NDB dash and YMW, 500 watts at Maniwaki,

392 kHz, Dec 26 at 0746 UT, NDB dash and ML, 500 watts at La Malbaie -
Charlevoix, Quebec. Where`s that? Neither name in my Rand McNally
atlas index. Search finds them just NE of QC City on the north shore
of the St. Lawrence. NOT to be confused with another ML on 392!
Without the dash, 25 watts in Monroe, Louisiana. More NDBs, see U S A

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Dec 26 at 1546, Trenton Military with four ``no
report received`` in a row, then some flight weathers are received,
but still haven`t set their own clock running 61 minutes slow: ``time
1445``. Something`s always wrong at CHR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** CUBA. 13840, 13769, 13631, 13561 approx., Dec 26 at 1542, FM/AM
first- and second-order spurblobs out of 13700 RHC. These are hard to
miss, but no one else reports them. Until now: Wolfgang Bueschel an
hour earlier pinpoints them which I do not since they are so broad:

``on east coast units heard two S=6-7 SPURIOUS - like FM - signals
either sideband of 13700 kHz Bauta site transmission, at 1428 UT on:
13837.97 kHz. Signals unstable, wobbles some 10 to 50 Hertz up and
down. wb`` Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF

** CUBA. 11880, Dec 26 at 2107, RHC Portuguese back on right frequency
today instead of 11660 yesterday before 2300 in English. Also much
weaker now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Dec 26 at 0728, TGAV on late again for Xmas,
preaching about Jeová, buenas nuevas, plucked music, S9+10, 0730 Radio
Verdad ID, banjo & piano tune introducing ``su programa``, YL advisor,
tema ``cómo conocer(?) a la pareja ideal``. BTW, news in the sense of
journalism is never ``nuevas`` but ``noticias`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, Dec 26 at 1550, Kurdish (?) talk unseems
Turkish, from Dengê Welat via FRANCE. Slight long/short path echo.
Only one station, no Turkish jamming nor on 11540. Are they still
trying sometime? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 4996, Dec 26 at 0716, weak timesignals synchronized with
WWV 5000, obviously RWM Moskva/Taldom. Seldom heard. So then I check:

4625, Dec 26 at 0720, trace of buzzer vs CODAR, the mysterious Russian
``doomsday`` transmitter. I`ve never heard it better (Glenn Hauser,

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9395, Dec 26 at 1554, as I tune by Brother
HyStairical on WRMI, he is bragging about being on seven international
satellites reaching everywhere, and on eleven SW transmitters. What a
waste! Pretend you are the profit-of-God and the moolah pours in from
psychophants (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 329 kHz, Dec 26 at 0738 UT, ND beacon PMV, which is 25 watts
at Plattsmouth, Nebraska. QRM from IC, which is 400 watts from Wichita
KS on 332.

[and non] 335 kHz, Dec 26 at 0740 UT, NDB BV, which is 25 watts from
Batesville - Almond, Arkansas; mixing with YLD and dash, 1000 watts
from Chapleau, Ontario.

382 kHz, Dec 26 at 0745 UT, NDB SP, 25 watts at Springfield, Illinois;
I was tuned to 380-USB.

Not to be confused with another SP, on 386, which is 50 watts on St.
Pierre, the French one with Miquelon. I also see another target on
386, HAU, 25 watts at Helena - Hauser, Montana. Hauser is the name of
a dam/lake/reservoir north of Helena. There is also a pop. 700 town
Hauser on the Oregon coast north of Coos Bay.

I am hearing very little below 300 kHz, maybe something to do with my
R75 sensitivity and/or LW antenna; but plenty tonight above 300; see
also CANADA. Of course at dozetime I am only hitting here and there,
instead of trying to log and re-log everything possible like some guys
do (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7290-LSB, Dec 26 at 1951, the 7290 traffic net is
wrapping up by NCS WA5VAS; says it`s at 10-12 Mon-Sat and 1-2 M-F.
Must be referring to CST. Mentions QRM from foreign broadcaster, and
that it has gone off by 2001 when the net is closing anyway. Also gave
website http://www.7290trafficnet.org

I was really checking for that foreign broadcaster, IRRS 7290 via
Romania(?) and indeed could hear it on DSB AM while the hams were only
on LSB, despite 7290 being a preferred hangout for hAMs.

I suspect I myself could be QRMing them on Mondays until 1930 now in
midwinter, but I`ve yet to hear me direct on IRRS, which inboooms to

I daresay that ham traffic nets are a bit anachronistic with so many
more efficient ways for third parties to communicate, even from
isolated locales. More of a social gathering. At closing a couple of
messages were still outstanding with no one to take them on.

I gather this is centred in Texas; the only YL I heard, who relayed
some contacts the other NCS could not hear, is Jo Ann Keith, KA5AZK in
rural Gilmer TX, while WA5VAS is Gary Caywood in Hondo TX, per
ARRL/FCC lookups.

Gleaned from website: ``The 7290 Traffic Net is an independent, public
service traffic net operating on or about 7290 kHz, and has been in
continuous operation since 1953, handling formal written traffic,
informal messages and operating extended sessions during emergencies
or special needs. All Amateur Radio Stations licensed to operate on
this frequency are welcome to check in with or without traffic and are
not required to take traffic in order to participate.
But we are really more than just a traffic net. Our members become
friends and family...``

And a link to a 2016y `Texas Country Reporter` <6 minute segment on YT
about Jo Ann Keith and her pareja:
T.C.R., a good show, used to be seen in OK too; wonder if it still
exist (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WOR 2014 is available as of 0140 UT Friday December 27
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2014.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2014.mp3

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

WORLD OF RADIO 2014 contents: Austria, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia,
Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba and non, Denmark, Europe, France, Germany,
Iran, Japan non, Kashmir/Ladakh, Malaysia/Sarawak, Netherlands non,
New Zealand, North America, Norway, Poland non, Sa`udi Arabia,
Singapore, Turkey, UAE, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu; ETOW; and the
propagation outlook

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2300 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
[usually starts with heavy jamming but steadily abates]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE [canceled?]
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 5800, Dec 26 at 2108, WRMI is off again today nor on 9425
nor 6060; but unlike yesterday, 5800 has resumed with SMTV at next
check 2226, good signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2014, DX

** U S A. 13685-13690-13695, Dec 26 at 1548 hybrid DRM noise from WINB
reactivated today; but absent yesterday at 1540: further suggesting
the non-programming half be involved with HF trading, unneeded on a
stock market day off (and never on weekends either) (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** VANUATU. 5040, Dec 26 at 0715, S3 trace of music from presumed R.
Vanuatu now that Cuba is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2014,

UNIDENTIFIED. 6355, Dec 27 at 0304, no signal from Radio Piraña beacon
somewhere in Europe, latest frequency publicized by Jorge García,
altho clear here unlike his alternate 6330 with some blob maybe local;
and big ute still around 6342. He has not said exactly what CW ID the
beacon send between 23 and 08 UT until January 2 of a future year

This report dispatched at 0544 UT December 27


Glenn Hauser logs December 25-26, 2019  View Printable Version 
Thursday, December 26 2019

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 5045-USB, Dec 25 at 0807 awake this late I
hope to hear at least a trace of Unique Radio, NSW, which is supposed
to be active M/W/F, especially Xmas and Boxing Day Thu; including
WORLD OF RADIO at 0900 --- but cannot; while JBA carriers are
detectable from the other Pacificans, weaker to stronger: < 5055 4KZ <
5020 Solomons < 5040 Vanuatu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 5980, Dec 25 at 1534, soft songs at S6-S7. Too early for
Turkey before *1700, scheduled this hour as CRI in Japanese so also
USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13562 S7 & S9 13838 approx., Dec 25 at 1537, second-order
spurblobs out of 13700-AM RHC at 138 kHz displacements. The lower one
barely far enough from 13565 K6FRC beacon JBA. First-orders about
13631 S9 and 13769 S7-S8, plus/minus 69 kHz. Then I seek and find
traces of further orders: 13908 S4-S5, 13977 S3; and 13493. During
`Sonido Cubano` music which this time is better audible in FM mode on
the closest ones. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** CUBA. 11660, Dec 25 at 2250, RHC `Jazz Place` VG S9+30 as I tune by
--- on wrong frequency! English 2200 hour should be on 11880. Well, 8
and 6 can look a lot alike in some fonts; could Xmas Day have brought
an unfamiliar substitute operator in? Excellent modulation too, a
rarity on RHC. Spanish are on usual 11760, 11850. But at 2252, 11660
abruptly cuts off --- better go before gh notices, but too late! I
then retune to 11880 expecting it to come up but never does by 2256,
beyond a couple of split-second attempts to turn it on? Hour almost
over anyway, so let it go. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn

** PERU. 5980, Dec 26 at 0008, JBA carrier under Cuban jamming, so
seems R. Chaski in another extended broadcast beyond timer cutoff
between 2354 and 2355 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Dec 25 at 2300, REE English with early Xmas music, as
Alison Hughes has previewed, but unusually weak signal mars enjoyment,
S9 fading to S7 instead of solid over 9. Normally VG by this hour, but
11940 and 12030 are propagating even less. Instead I listen for a
while to Voice of Turkey, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** TURKEY. 5960, Dec 25 at 2301, VOT has managed to come on the air in
English to us, first with news, a lot of it about Turkey`s aid to
Libya; 2307 Review of the Turkish Press; 2309 Review of Foreign Media;
2313 Today in History, Dec 25 events not starting with 6 BCE; 2315
songs past 2330. Recheck at 0008 Dec 26, 5960 is still on, with that
occasional bonus German transmission. Something`s always wrong at
Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UKRAINE [non]. 7780, Dec 26 at 0230, RUI via WRMI via UTwente, VG
with their special Xmas show about customs; which religions celebrate
on Dec 25 or Jan 6; not always a strict ortho/catho dichotomy. `This
is a music show equally well-received previous hour. Best audio on
this with AMSynch mode (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U A E. 11655.116, Dec 25 at 1619, JBA carrier way off-frequency. Of
course! It the DHA site during this semihour only with IBRA Radio
Ibrahim in Afar from Sweden (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2013 monitoring: confirmed
Wednesday December 25 from 2200:20 on WBCQ 7490.03v, the reliable
postponed start time, after canned ID, after dead air at 2159.5, after
Bing Crosby Xmasmx instead of `Financial Survival`.

Also confirmed UT Wed Dec 26 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, VG at UTwente, and
unusually good here, S9/+10. Also as usual, Bob Zanotti gets his name
in edgewise just before I start, after the full ID.

WOR 2014 should start SWairing Friday Dec 27 at 0900 on Unique Radio,
NSW, 5045-USB low-power; and on WRMI at 2300 on 9955 (Glenn Hauser,

** U S A. 5800, Dec 25 at 2231 and several later chex by 0102 UT Dec
26, NO signal from this WRMI, nor on ex-9425 nor ex-ex-6060, so no
SMTV nor RAE relay after 0100. What happened? Still shown as before on
the skedgrid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, Dec 25 at 0811, S9+20 of dead air from WWCR instead of
TOMBS, but far more than enough, he does continue to modulate with
squeal on 3215. The others: 5935 PMS at S9+40/50; 5890 off as it
should be altho was on with its own dead air back at 0519, also S9+50.
Isn`t it incredible how so many stations are incapable of fulfilling
their most basic funxion --- transmitting with modulation?! (Glenn

** U S A. 9980, Dec 25 at 2234, poor S9-S6 gospel huxter in English
but very undermodulated, hard to follow. 2256 recheck slightly better
closing `Chosen Generation` show; 2258 re-introducing another episode
of same with Pastor Gray, but cut off at 2300:23 for WWCR sign-off
``until later today``. 9980 can blast in earlier, but MUF has now
dropped, and such degraded modulation is very unusual for WWCR. #4
transmitter is scheduled on 9980 for only 10 hours a week, M-F 21-22
Financial Survival and 22-23 Chosen Generation, supposedly with Pastor
Gregory Young per pdf skedgrid. This is the same transmitter as on
5890 later with completely dead air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** U S A. 610, Dec 25 at 1904 UT, dead air from KCSP Kansas City;
still dead past 1907 in case it were just a newshole failure, but if
modulating it would be daffy sports talk, a far cry from the ancient
WDAF. Could it be that everyhuman possibly responsible be away on
holiday? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6340.9, Dec 25 at 2229, big ute pulser as I am seeking
the Radio Piranha International beacon publicized for 6342, by Jorge
Garcia Dec 25 on HCDX:

``Dear friends. This evening, and the coming days until the 2nd of
January 2020 we will be active with our Beacon transmitter on 6342 kHz
CW. from 23 utc (or before) until 08.00 utc. 10 watts of CW power. 73'
from Jorge``

But soon he changed that to 6343, perhaps for the same reason. Not
audible yet here on either. Is it from South America, or Europe?

[Typo in my previous report subject; should have been Dec 24-25]

This report dispatched at 0250 UT December 26


Glenn Hauser logs December 24-24, 2019  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 25 2019

** CUBA. 6145, Dec 24 at 0720, RHC English is S9-S7 and
undermodulated, while 6060 and all others are off this night.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 25 at 0244, RHC English is S9+25 of dead air while
the only //, 6145 is just barely modulated S9+10.

6000, by 0518 Dec 25, has achieved suptorted modulation; while 6100 is
now on VG as is 6145 with some musical CCI, i.e. this hour from
ROMANIA. And now 6060 & 5040 are still in Spanish. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [and non]. `Gruss an Bord`, the annual NDR special for
German mariners asea on Xmas eve: Quick chex just after 1900 and 2100
Dec 24 find all frequencies JBA carriers at best into OK. O well, we
are hardly aboard. Others further east or using SDRs had better luck.
One more check at 2238: 6145 Nauen & 6155 Armenia both VP S7-S9 but
less flutter on the latter. Perhaps someone will have recorded for
those wanting to hear it (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 7410, Dec 25 at 0507, NHK Warudo Radio Japan news in
English, S9+5, but Qur`an audible under. Since NHK is via FRANCE,
could it be a local mixture with Algerian relay? NO, also sked on 7410
before and after 0500 is SAUDI ARABIA`s Qur`aning. I wonder how that
worx in NHK`s South African target (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** KIRITIMATI. 846, Dec 25 at 0450, carrier here stronger than several
of the regular TA ones from Algeria, Spain, UK, and since there are
only low-powers in Europe on 846, as usual I assume this one really be
TP from London where the sun is already setting on one of the Xmas
islands, on Xmas day! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 5009.92 approx., Dec 25 at 0236, weak S7 off-frequency
on the NRD545, no doubt RNM. 5010 WRMI is now off, but earlier at 0102
there was a het upon it measured on the R75 at 5009.961, so I am
wondering if it`s also the RNM carrier overnight in margin of error,
or something else, such as INDIA, or what? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** MADAGASCAR. 15155, Tue Dec 24 at 1840, Xmasmx is S9-S7 but JBM,
among few signals on band: it`s AWR English at 1830-1900. Logged this
before noting that two sites are listed: Sri Lanka only on Saturdays
where I guess the SDAs don`t mind working; axually barely in to local
Sunday. The Talatans need to pay more attention to Madulation (Glenn

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 2899-USB, Dec 25 at 0523, ATC asks for stations
standing by for Gander, then YL contacts, mentions 8901 secondary. Per
EiBi this frequency shared with Keflavik and Shannon. See also unID
5598 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4015-USB, Dec 25 at 0230, nondescript pirate music
at S9+10, 0235 ID over music I think as Radio Free Whatever; 0252
another longer announcement but fading down; next song to be ``Get to
the Point``. Yes, it`s R.F.W. per these many logs:
Maybe not tonight, but this area is inhabited by MARS nets, best
avoided by pirates. Many of them are higher up in the 4`s (Glenn

** NORTH AMERICA. 6938-USB, Dec 24 at 2325, old news report about a
presidential Xmas party, outro as Columbia Broadcasting System; 2328
ID as ``You are listening to WFDR, New York; merry Christmas`` and
off. Many more reports here:

** NORTH AMERICA. 7469.99, Dec 25 at 0250, Station YHWH about as
strong as I`ve heard him, S9+10 peaking to 25, with anti-Christmas
sermon, concluding with request that listeners record and distribute
worldwide his two one-hour lexures. 0254 ``one last thought`` about
Yahweh`s plans, 0255 into themesong ``Days of Hard Life``, briefly cut
off and resuming; but I have to rush off to catch WUOT`s repeat of
FONLAC the opening of which I had missed, pro-arte of course.

Greg Hardison replied earlier, ``Here goes a link to the
sometimes-discussed "opening theme" used by YHWH:
As Glenn notes, some call it creepy. I would just say it's...well,
IMHO, *bad*. Some alternatives could be suggested here, including
"Guantanamera", Talking Heads' "Life During Wartime" or "Crosseyed and
Painless" (great group! I've seen them live four times); or anything
from Wall Of Voodoo's first album, or from the "Commercial Album" by
The Residents`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5980, Dec 24 at 1909, music at S4-S5 already as VOT Turkish
to WEu barrels what`s left of 500 kW USward, a sesquihour earlier than
I first noted it yesterday. Now it`s almost as strong as 5950 WRMI

** TURKEY. 7265 // 7280, Dec 25 at 0248 VOT Spanish in music, poor
S6-S7 but slightly weaker on the latter; as to be expected from
azimuths of 290 and 252 degrees, 7280 for further south in Latin
America. Certainly a lack of frequency diversity; they should at least
be on adjacent bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, Dec 25 at 0519, WWCR with S9+50 of dead air as seems
to happen at least once a week when this transmitter is supposed to be
off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1680, Dec 24 at 1837 UT, 5 minutes after local mean noon,
weak music must be KRJO Monroe LA, which of course dominates at night,
but now via daytime skywave. Translator tail ``My 99.7 FM`` wags this
dog (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5598-USB, Dec 25 at 0500, ATCs wishing Merry Xmas,
mentions Santa Maria, backup 3491. North Atlantic route frequency
shared by NY, Gander, Shannon, and Azores. No mention of S. Claus

UNIDENTIFIED. 6024.95, Dec 25 at 0245, intriguing JBA carrier, and
still there at 0516 but remeasured to 6024.96. Brings to mind the
inactive? seldom reported Red Patria Nueva, Bolivia, since Bryan
Clark, NZ had it on ``6025`` in August 2018. But in May 2015 both
Thomas Nilsson and Christoph Ratzer agreed upon 6024.97. Nothing on
current listings would likely be so off-frequency --- Tibet or Russia,
which is in DRM anyway as I have previously heard. Could it be back on
the air for Xmas eve, at least? In fact, it`s in WRTH 2020 at
0930-0300 as if not inactive. But at 0110 Nov 10 this year, Claudio
Galaz, Chile remarked with a log of Tibet that there was no
interference from RPN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6230-AM, Dec 25 at 0510, JBA talk on what could be a
leapfrog mixer from Cuba of RHC 6060 Spanish over 6145 English another
85 kHz beyond --- but I cannot make a match with either on second
receiver. Possibly Iran radio war sometimes here but supposedly not
after 0400, and now rather late to be propagating from Iran or
Uzbekistan; not in USB so not NZ marine weather either (Glenn Hauser,

This report dispatched at 0702 UT December 25


Glenn Hauser logs December 22-23-24, 2019  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, December 24 2019

** ALGERIA. 891, Dec 23 at 0700, weak talk presumed RTA Arabic
separable from WLS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA. No Carols across Antarctica, 7995-USB after 2300 UT Dec
23. Zero results trying numerous SDRs in NZ, Australia, elsewhere.
VE6JY did have some 2-way on 7993-USB, Spanish? O, not on my own
receiver either for the first few minutes. This was publicized as from
McMurdo, but intended for intracontinental contacts only, difficult
beyond at mid-day near summer solstice, and so it was (Glenn Hauser,

** CANADA. 300 kHz, Dec 23 at 0709 UT, dash and YIV, 500-watt ND
beacon from Island Lake, Manitoba; I was tuned to 301-USB (Glenn

** CANADA. Re CHU announcement style, Richard Langley replies Dec 22:

``Glenn: I've heard both the full and abbreviation forms of UTC in
both English and French but I'm not sure what the schedule is for
these alternating forms. Today, when starting the recording for WRMI
on 7780 kHz, I recorded CHU for a few minutes as I usually do. But I
started early: a few minutes before 2000 UTC. Before the hour, the
English announcements used "Coordinated Universal Time" and the French
ones "UTC." After the hour, the English ones were still "Coordinated
Universal Time" but the French ones were "Temps Universel Coordonée."
I'll contact the NRC officer to see if he can shed some light on what
is used when. As for the period of silence, for 9 seconds, after the
hour, this is normal:
-- Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13768 & 13632, Dec 23 at 1538, AM/FM spurblobs at S9-S8 out
of RHC 13700; also weaker second-orders at double the 68 kHz
displacement, 13837 & 13564 approx. During `Sonido Cubano` music show
which does not deserve such maltreatment. Something`s always wrong at

** EAST TURKISTAN [non]. Lest you think Aoki and I are alone in
recognizing this as a ``country``, the Dec 23 episode of 1A from WAMU
and NPR is all about how the ChiCom are brainwashing the Uyghurs, as
heard on KGOU Dec 23 at 1606 UT; 34-minute podcast:
'For Their Own Good': The Detention Of Muslim Ethnic Groups In China

NPR is so smart that it shows KOSU as my NPR station, despite the fact
that this program is NOT on KOSU, but KGOU (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING

** NORTH AMERICA. 6949.9-USB, Dec 22 at 2159, checking for publicized
Texas Shortwave pirate broadcast from 2200 around 6950, there it is
already on at S9 with `Feliz Navidad` song soon morphing into inglés;
then a solo in English with guitar; 2203 OM ID as ``Xmas radio special
on Texas Radio Shortwave, in the state of Texas``; offering QSL for
reports to texasradiosw@gmail.com --- 2207 some fading, 2212 similar
ID by YL voice and fade some more, at first wondering if off (Glenn

** OKLAHOMA. 88.1, Dec 23 at 1442 UT, KWOU Woodward in at no strain
tnx to fog, for StarDate, and Oklahoma news from KGOU cutting away
from NPR Morning Edition.

Another KGOU relay, KQOU 89.1 in Clinton with 40 kW is overcoming or
at least mixing with local Enid 89.1 translator K206CA of KNYD 90.5
Oasis Network. Harbingers of TV DX too. FCC FM Query for KQOU
erroneously still claims ``This facility relays KCCU FM (Facility ID
8484),`` i.e. Lawton which disposed of it years ago.

RF 20, Dec 23 from 1558 UT, UHF bandscan with nothing much of interest
except this: enough signal to be Good and decode, except it`s black
and silent. There is an easily-tropoed full-power KQCW in Muskogee,
hard to believe so defective. Also several translators around OK, but
strongly suspect this is the fake Enid station (its Community of
License), KBZC-LD, which per FCC TV Query has a LIC on RF 42, an APP
and a CP both on ch 20, all at the same coordinates which are *really*
in the NE OKC antenna farm,
``NAD83: N 35° 35' 52.1", W 97° 29' 23.2" (35.597806, -97.489778)``
and with 7.2 kW could not possibly serve Enid 100 km away under normal
conditions --- also lacking any 7-channel programming of shopping and
other nonsense, not serving OKC either. Steady signal but gradually
fades out. LIC to DTV America which was hoping to make a buck with
stations like this all over. Wasn`t this the one supposed to repack to
channel 9? Now TV Query and W9WI.com show no Okies of any sort on 9. I
used to see traces of KBZC on RF 42 and even decoding, but not for
some weeks. At first I also had KTEN-26 Ada, KTPX-28 Okmulgee, and
unID on RF 11 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Part 15 Xmas music and light shows in Enid surveyed
0015-0215 UT Dec 24. Two annual ones visited first:

Singing Xmas Trees, in the oil well lot at the NE corner of Oak and
Oakwood: usual stuff but some variations in music loop repeating every
few minutes: and still on 89.5; relatively clear, too far from KWGS
Tulsa, but adjacent bigsig on 89.7.

Pheasant Run, on the western edge of Enid off Garland: residence with
elaborate sound & light show on NF this year 102.5; previously 99.7
and 97.7 IIRC, no longer viable. Mostly well synched but one slow
tune, Silent Night, still has rapidly flashing lights to accompany, a
real clash. Some real station takes over 102.5 a couple blox away.
Fog-induced tropo has been up today with unusually mild temps.

Lakeside addition in NW Enid right across Purdue from the KGWA towers,
i.e. SE corner with Oakwood: for the first time this year, a small
show on 87.9 in a crowded street so difficult to park and see and hear
it at the same time. CCI from something else on 87.9 --- stronger
signal but undermodulated, and we never did locate it.

Across Willow there is another well-lit neighborhood with Xmasmx heard
on 87.9, but no sign about it and no visual match; this one has
greater range. While it`s hard to find a really clear frequency on the
FM band, better frequency coordination is needed. Enidbuzz.com
allegedly has a list of these things, but have not found it (Glenn

** TURKEY. 5980, Dec 23 at 2032, surprise S9-S6 with deep fades, W&M
dramatic dialog in Turkish; 2036 mood music and on to another program.
This early, only other significant signals on 49 m are 6070 CFRX and
5950 WRMI. Yet this is surely VOT as scheduled in Turkish, 17-22, 500
kW at 310 degrees for W Europe, but USward beyond. Something`s not
wrong at Emirler! Nor is there much of anything from Eurasia on the 40
m band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 8152-USB, Dec 23 at 2212, a maritime net from North Carolina
is just closing, called ``Doo Dah``! NCS credits Ursa Minor and KPK,
IDs self as KNC [fonetikaly], and says immediately following is the
Do-Little Net which is unstruxured, i.e. open for conversations, first
somebody describing spotting a waterspout. Recheck at 2242, about QSY
to ch 72 VHF; 2259 however still activity on 8152-USB. Later just in
time, I search out more info on this at:

``Trans-Atlantic Radio Net

SSCA's Trans-Atlantic Cruisers' Net (SSCA TACN) is in operation during
the traditional Trans-Atlantic crossing seasons of mid-April thru
early July and mid-October thru Christmas.

The primary participants are:

Glenn Tuttle, Coastal Station KPK, Punta Gorda, FL
Chris Parker, Coastal Station WCY, Lakeland, FL
Jim West, Coastal Station KJM, Ellijay, GA
Dick Giddings, Coastal Station, KNC, Dover, NC ****

The morning SSCA HF Radio Service Net will remain with a start time of
1215 hrs UTC year round on frequency 8104. Please adjust your local
time accordingly.

The afternoon net will start at 1700 hrs Eastern Time on frequency
8152 and is called the Doo Dah/SSCA Trans-Atlantic Cruisers' Net. Then
when the Doo Dah Net/SSCA TACN concludes (usually 10-15 minutes) all
net controllers and relay stations will switch to frequency 12350 to
pick up the vessels farther out at sea. . .``

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2013 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
December 22 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, poor.

Also confirmed UT Monday December 23 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, good via
UTwente SDR.

Also confirmed UT Monday December 23 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, good via
UTwente and also 9395, poor over there.

UT Monday 0230 is also a time for WOR on World Radio Network,
satellite and internet, so I check the latter webcast, to hear: WOR
2011 from two weeks ago! Not even WOR 2012 from one week ago. Yet I
had uploaded both 2012 & 2013 successfully by the usual deadline on
Fridays and both were acknowledged. Last week I was concerned because
2011 still played instead of 2012, which had disappeared from the
server where I put it. Now both 2013 and 2012 are missing. WRN
apologizes and says they will look into preventing this again.

WOR 2013 confirmed from 0359 UT Mon Dec 23 on Area 51 webcast, but
extremely overmodulated/distorted, same as main WBCQ webcast. I
notified Larry Will but he said they sounded fine to him. Yet on my
Winamp player the two WBCQs are peaking into the red, while on same
player e.g. WRMI is at normal level. Anyhow, WBCQ 5130 checked at 0427
finds OK modulation at fair S8-S9. However, my last several words
after ``World of Radio ---`` were cut off so HRI could start even tho
running a minute early.

Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 23 after 0430 on WRMI webcast, while 9955
was JBA.

Due to sleep or holiday activities I miss checking next WOR airings:
Mon 0900 & 0930 on Unique Radio 5045-USB; IRRS Mon 1901 on 7290; and
WRMI UT Tue 0100 on 7780 --- out on Xmas audiovisual tour, but caradio
cannot stop scan on 7780 memory, presumably just too weak. Did anyone
hear any of these? Next:

0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. (7490), UT Mon Dec 23 at 0115, trying to hear `Encore`
classical music via WBCQ webcast since 7490 is poor, and I didn`t have
a chance to listen to the whole hour Sat at 2100 on WWCR 9350 --- but
the WBCQ webcast is overmodulated/distorting into the red on the
Winamp meter, so also unlistenable, shux.

But Brice Avery tells me, ``Hi Glenn, 9350 kHz at 2100 WWCR is going
well. Reception reports from Spain, France, Italy and Germany as well
as Canada and all over the US from Maine to California. Often high
quality audio too. Happy Christmas to you, Brice.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A. ``Glenn, further following up on 1110 kHz: At a check around
1340 UT December 23 I heard KVTT mixing with KTEK here in Houston, so
a confirmation that KVTT is on the air. Not hearing the usual reverb
in their audio, however. Houston sunrise 1314, so still plenty of
skywave on the AM band at that hour. Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas``

UNIDENTIFIED. 6030, Dec 23 at 2208, S9+10 of open carrier with hum,
probably USAGM Grimesland NC with test/check for Radio Martí which
this season is not starting until 0000; and no jamming yet either. It
sure isn`t CFVP. Harold Sellers nearby is still unhearing it (Glenn

UNIDENTIFIED. 11499-12034, Dec 23 at 1542, spurblobs similar to RHC on
13 MHz band, but no trace of programmodulation, at intervals of 48-49
kHz, but cannot match these to RHC or any source on the 11 MHz band.
Possibly of local origin, but cannot match them to household devices
either, computers or TVs; fortunately, they are not constant (Glenn

This report dispatched at 0604 UT December 24


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