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Glenn Hauser logs December 6-7, 2020  View Printable Version 
Monday, December 07 2020

Hauser
** CUBA [and non]. 13765, Dec 7 at 1455, RHC spurblob with F# tone
signature vs something in AM, listed as R. Farda via Lampertheim,
Germany. Out of 13700-AM transmitter, and a match about 13635 at only
S2. The blobs are far weaker than their usual level; something`s
always wrong at RHC. Also second-order trace at 13570, minus 2 x 65.
All still there at 1550 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15230, Dec 7 at 1545, RHC is S9+20 and JBM, while // 15140 is
S9+10 but louder, merely undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ERITREA [non]. 17545.055V, Dec 7 at 1544 check, NO signal from
Bayto Yaikl, via France? So mark off another DOW it is not airing,
Mondays (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA NORTH. 7580, Dec 7 at 0710, algo JBA here as I have just
found WRMI absent from 7570. Nothing in HFCC --- but EiBi shows VOK in
Japanese; for his list you don`t have to pay dues to appear (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAO TOME. 7325.034, Dec 7 at 0708, BBCWS in English but
off-frequency. Of course, HFCC shows relay this hour via USAGM
Pinheira, which is riddled with offfrequenciness --- e.g. 6080v for
VOA. Previous BBC hour 06-07 is via Woofferton, likely much closer to
.000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TIBET [non]. 12125, Dec 7 at 1547, algo poor S3-S7, scheduled as
RFA in Tibetan this hour only via TINIAN, NMI, so could also be CNR1
jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2063 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
December 6 at new time of 2300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 6160v: at first no
signal at a Rochester SDR --- off or too close, skipping over? A51
webcast: rock music at 2300 so started late, noticed me in progress at
2314, ended at 2333:32 so must have begun about 2304:32 or a bit
earlier considering internet delay. Meanwhile direct I am able to hear
an S5-S7 signal and measure it on 6159.931V slightly wobbling.
Meanwhile, 7490v is good at S9+10 with `UBMP` --- I would rather not
be on at same time as Uncle Bill, but his first semihour normally
repeats as filler 25 hours later, UT Tue 0000-0030.

WOR 2063 also confirmed UT Mon Dec 7 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct.

Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 7 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, VG S9+5/15 to
UTwente with occasional storm crashes but per Blitzortung none closer
than NW Italy, W Mediterranean, and a big storm front along the W
coast of Greece.

Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 7 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, again VG to UTwente
SDR; 5800 S9+20/30 into TWR Bonaire SDR; also almost synch on WRN
webcast.

Missed checking UT Mon Dec 7 at 0430 on WRMI 9955; anyone hear it, and
how was the jamming?

Also confirmed Monday Dec 7 from 1900:50 on IRRS 7290 via Bulgaria,
initially weak via UTwente, loudens by 1905 to S9+15/25, usual raspy
audio with splat from 7280 Vietnam, but 7295 East Turkistan is still
off for maintenance. Intact until 1929:45 as my last three words ``a
standard disclaimer`` chopped off after ``with``, to be replaced by
dead air before the IRRS ID. As usual, after open carrier, sign-on
came at 1859:50, FSN headlines at 1900:25 approx., then WOR. Next:

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

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

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

** U S A. 7570, Dec 7 at 0710, this WRMI is off, unusually instead of
all-night Brother Scare, still to be heard on 7730 et al. (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17790 & 7570, Dec 7 at 1501, special WRMI broadcast as first
heard testing yesterday. Instead of 17-note IS, now 3 notes repeating
every 48 seconds for 7 seconds, G-Bb-A above Middle C as confirmed on
my keyboard, and in between 5-digit number groups in YL synthetic
English, with Bosnian? accent. The letter G, and only G, is sometimes
interspersed with 4 numbers, especially the first group after the
notes. Ivo Ivanov earlier copied a few numbers, but not same ones I am
hearing now. Jeff told us this would start at 1300 today, but Ivo says
it did not until 1350; and Steve Howe in VT from 1351.

17790 here is again very strong S9+10/20, so I do suspect it is one of
the transmitters hookable to a 315-degree antenna aimed right at us.
Like WRMI-11 on 7570 which is only S9/+10 in daytime after all; i.e.
17790 being WRMI-12 which is on 5850 at night but mostly off the air
daytimes 11-23 UT. If not 315, then 285, used by WRMI-13 on 7730 at
night. I keep listening, but do not bother to copy the numbers which
are not going to be useful except for insiders.

At 1600 a Bosnian? ID; supposed to quit at 1700, but still going and a
late canned ID again at 1705, 3-tones resume, and NOW switch to
numbers in Russian! Bosnian is very similar, but this sounds like pure
Russian, e.g. ``odin`` for ``one``, not ``jedan`` as in Bosnian. Until
1720 another Bosnian? ID and then the 17-note IS resumes as heard
yesterday but not until now today. I am monitoring 17790 only which is
stronger here, even on the portable ATS-909. That continues past 1750+
until final ID at 1800* and off.

Here`s a clip I recorded during the test Dec 6 at 1859 on 17790;
17-note IS before and after ID in Bosnian, which cut off a few words
of Spanish first; does anyone recognize the tune?
http://www.w4uvh.net/WRMIgameIS.mp3

Meanwhile, this came to the WOR iog at 0423 UT Dec 7:

``For anyone interested in further information regarding this
transmission, this broadcast seems to be set up to promote a new video
game - I found a number of videos on YouTube today from Video Game
related channels that were sent a promotional package by a video game
company. It included a Tecsun PL-880 receiver and instructions to tune
to the frequency 17790 kHz. It seems like they were going with a "Cold
War" or "Numbers Station" theme.

Examples if one wishes to skim through:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LZW85n8L1s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TidiLRwQqjg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyM68qzUrk4
All the best, John (VORW Radio International)``

IIRC, there was another video-game special broadcast a few years ago,
on WRMI? Can anyone find details about that? We still don`t know
exactly who is behind this new one. Waiting for Jeff to explain.

Then he replies at 2003 UT December 7:

``Glenn: Yes, the last set of numbers was in Russian. I can’t think
what other similar broadcast you’re referring to. You’ll have to jog
my memory. Anyway this one is not related.

These broadcasts were made by the company that sells the Call of Duty
video games. I don’t have all of the details, but it has something to
do with the promotion of a new Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War game.
Specifically spy numbers stations. Certain gamers throughout North
America were provided with shortwave receivers and they had to monitor
the numbers and get clues for the game. I guess the same principle as
the old Cold War spies. There may be some YouTube videos online about
this; I’m not sure. Jeff``

We are forced to go to disgraced FB to find any new programming
publicity from WRMI --- nothing about this yet, but FYI only, some
others, the religious ones removing the platitudes:

``WRMI Radio Miami International December 5 at 12:31 PM ·
Another new program on WRMI: Far Right Radio Show --- We are an
anti-Communist and pro American conservative talk show, covering the
topics the mainstream media will not cover. Heard on WRMI at 0800-0830
UTC Wednesday on 7730 kHz.``

``WRMI Radio Miami International December 5 at 12:18 PM ·
Another new program on WRMI - All Tribes Radio --- Calling all tribes
to unite in peace, All Tribes Radio presents an eclectic, sometimes
quirky blend of world beat, trip hop, jazz, funk, and rock music along
with spoken word offerings gleaned from both the Public Domain and the
Creative Commons.

In addition, our Spanish language program, Radio Todas Las Tribus from
Nosara, Costa Rica features insights and information about this unique
international community, and Costa Rica in general, along with music
from Latin America.

All Tribes Radio can be heard on WRMI at 6:00 pm Eastern Time Sunday
(that's 2300 UTC in winter, 2200 UTC in summer) on 9395 kHz, as well
as at 0500 UTC Sunday on 5985 kHz.`` {so what about Spanish version?}

``WRMI Radio Miami International November 25 at 3:02 PM ·
New Program on WRMI --- THE GOVERNMENT IS ON HIS SHOULDERS
My name is Bruce Killingbeck from the Church of Antioch in Reed City,
Michigan. Come join us Saturday at 9 PM EST on 9395 kHz to hear from
the Bible the turning point for all mankind, Jesus, Yehoshua the
Messiah.``

``WRMI Radio Miami International November 19 at 11:01 AM ·
New Program on WRMI: 'BRING TRUTH TO LIFE' IS A CHRISTIAN BASED,
TOPICAL, FUN PROGRAM, WHICH STRIVES TO MAKE EACH BROADCAST
INFORMATIVE, EDUCATIONAL AND ENTERTAINING. "Bring Truth to Life" can
be heard on WRMI on Sundays at 2300-2330 UTC on 7780 kHz``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, Dec 7 at 1543, no signal from KVOH, fulfilling Ray`s
prophecy that would be off for maintenance today even if power were
back on (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1370, re my unID log possibly KGNO Dodge City KS: Wayne
Heinen, Aurora CO, Editor, NRC AM Radio Log, replies that he heard:
``1370 KGNO KS Dodge City 11/29 0001 UT, "Classic Country KGNO" and
also at 11/29 at 1301 UT, "Classic Country KGNO" and into Fox News.
Haven’t heard these guys in quite a while``, as reported to next
DDXD-W (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 2034 UT December 7

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 6, 2020  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 06 2020

Hauser
** ARMENIA. Re my report of KBC: ``6080 kHz, direct from Yerevan`` ---
not Gavar?? VG reception via UTwente, not here``

Christian Milling replies on the soon to be deleted DXLD yg: ``Neither
Yerevan nor Gavar. The village where the transmitters are located and
the postal address of the station is Noratus, Gegharkunik Province,
Radio Quarter 5`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** AUSTRIA [and non]. 6185, UT Sun Dec 6 at *0500, Moosbrunn on just
in time for NHK English relay at weekend timing, ex-6155; makes fast
SAH overriding XEPPM, which I was hearing weakly in Spanish before
0500; via Rochester NY SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 6075, Dec 6 at 1553, S9 strongest signal on band by far, the
only listenable one some 2.4 hours after sunrise here, Chinese talk
and plucked music to timesignal and off 1600*; meanwhile same music on
7300 if not synchronized. Aoki/NDXC for 6075 shows CNR1 jamming vs
Taiwan but until 1730*; also PBS Qinghai with CNR1 too until 1600*.
Furthermore, CRI in Urdu via Kashgar until 1557. None of these seem
apt for pushing such a bigsig thisaway (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ERITREA [non]. 17545+, Dec 6 at 1542, confirmed no Bayto Yaikl on
Sunday, just Wed & Sat so far. Traces of 17615+ Sa`udi, 21690 France
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PHILIPPINES. 9275, Dec 6 at 1550, Chinese music S7-S9 with flutter,
FEBC Bocaue at 10-16. WMLK has also reserved 9275 at 17-22, 53 degrees
toward Europe, if those Yahwists ever get their new 300 kW transmitter
and antenna in Bethel PA on the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Dec 6 at 1453, 1.8 milliwatt HIFER beacon K6FRC is
JBA with ID only repeating, from Patterson CA - tuned across almost
every morning, last logged October 11. Standard inquiry: is it always
on the air or not? Fortunately, no spurblobblox from RHC today (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2063 monitoring: not confirmed UT
Sun Dec 6 between 0447 and 0600 several chex of WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO,
but ARNL and other ham shows, such as at 0505 `ARNL` about the Arecibo
collapse. Hope WOR had aired earlier before I tuned in. Heavy CW QRM
thruout, must be a 160mb contest. Next:

We hope WBCQ will be back on by 2300 Sunday, apparently missing
Saturday due to nor`easter.

2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 61 to WSW [new, ex 0400 Mon!]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

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

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

** U S A. A nor`easter hit the WBCQ area on Saturday December 5, and
it seems it has been knocked off the air, altho not certain, perhaps
deficient propagation. 6160v, Dec 6 at 0503 check, no signal into
Rochester nor here, but may have just normally signed off. Sked:
http://zappahead.net/#2020-1205-area51

7490, I was also checking whether a conflict with WHRI, but only the
latter heard on 7490.0, Dec 6 at 0455 with gospel huxter into
Warrenton MO SDR I`m mainly monitoring for WA0RCR; 0503 S7-S9 gospel
song.

9330, Dec 6 at 1624, no signal from WBCQ with WLC. Ivo Ivanov earlier
noted it absent at 1000 when scheduled in French (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. 17790, Dec 6 at 1808, very strong S9+10/20 unfamiliar
electronic interval signal, recorded. Rick Barton, AZ first reported
this at 1720, then WRMI ID at 1800. Also heard by Harold Frodge, MI;
Wolfgang Bueschel using Bonaire SDR, at 1751: ``twin tone 17790 and
17795 kHz signal strings``. At 1812, Peter W Hansen: ``17790 comes
best at Bay Area California and 17795 in New York and Iceland.``

I ask Jeff White about it! ``Hi Jeff, Questions I hope you can answer:
17790 -- what is the origin and significance of that unfamiliar
[17-note] interval signal? Is this really from Okeechobee? Which
transmitter and antenna? Excellent signal here. Is this leading to a
new relay client? Any other new frequencies planned? And you were
running 17795 at same time? Others heard that. From another site? At
1900 ID sounded like a mixture of Spanish, and Russian?``

``Glenn: It's a test for a one-time special transmission tomorrow [Mon
Dec 7] from 1300 to 1700. I can't really say who it's for until
tomorrow. Two frequencies: 17790 and 7570. The language was Bosnian.
Yeah, it's OK to share it. Jeff``

Further monitoring via Bonaire and direct: I`m hearing 17790 only,
past 1952 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, re KVOH missing December 4, Ray Robinson of KVOH
replies December 5: ``Hi, Glenn. 17775 was indeed off on Thursday and
part of Friday [Dec 3-4] due to a preventative Edison power cut to the
area that includes the KVOH transmitter site. It will likely be off on
Monday [Dec 7] too, not due to Edison, but because of some maintenance
work we need to do (that can only be done when we have lights and
power!). Ray.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5830 & 5085, Sunday Dec 6 at 1548, WTWW-1 & 2 are OFF,
unlike in daytime yesterday; 9475 WTWW-1 is also OFF, when normally it
would be on a Sunday morning. Ivo Ivanov however had heard 5085 & 5830
still on at 1000, beyond schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11709.1, Dec 6 at 1546, weak signal making a het with
another on 11710.0, and flutter. Only two listed at this time are CNR1
from Beijing 572 site, and Voice of Korea [North], the latter more
likely askew; Commies vs Commies! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13593, Dec 6 at 1455, very intermittent distorted spur
of talk modulation; 13700 & 13740 RHC are both on but cannot make a
match to them (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1954 UT December 6

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 5-6, 2020  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 06 2020

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 11905-11910-11915, Dec 5 at 2301, how is the RNA DRM test
doing today? To Bonaire SDR, S8, 17.2 dB SNR during a ballad, a few
snags in the audio. At 0022 Dec 6 check, I now hear three transmitters
at once direct with 6180 back on // 11780 music, DRM noise also
audible around 11910, may or may not be // (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA? 4940, Dec 5 at 2302, quick check on Bonaire of anonymous
mystery missionary station finds it playing the song `Corazón de
Melón`, not exactly a gospel tune. Or `Watermelon Heart`, by Trini
López version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfGoA_fcgr4
YouTube also has a Pérez Prado version but with a songstress. It seems
the name also applies to a dating game, a.k.a. Sweet Crush. Ah, what a
learning experience SWLing can be (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 6080, Sat Dec 5 at 2139, tune in on UTwente SDR
to a special broadcast of the Mighty KBC, tnx to a reminder from Alan
Roe. Excellent near-local quality reception in SyncAM mode. ``Waiting
for Santa Claus to enter the studio`` now, and next hour. Rock music,
Dutch and English ads and IDs; 2145 as ``60-80 kHz, 100 kW direct from
Yerevan``.

At 2205 I posted to the WOR, NASWA and BDXC iogroups:

``O o, 2159.5 switch 6080 to AWR IS & ID, Voice of Hope, introducing
2200 Bangla! 2201, switch back to Dutch - KBC. Was this a joke, or
mistake? English, ``the adventure starts here`` --- not Adventist...
Resuming frenetic rock and DJ chatter. commercials in bilanguages.
Frequent IDs ``6080 kHz, direct from Yerevan`` --- not Gavar?? VG
reception via UTwente, not here``

AWR`s Bangla service is listed at 1300 UT only. 2200 would be a bit
early, 4 am local. This was in reply to Alan`s original notes:

``A reminder that The Mighty KBC have a special broadcast tonight on
6080 kHz via Armenia from 2100 to 2300 UT. From the KBC webpage and
Facebook page:

"The Mighty KBC and an uncensored Dave Donkervoort! Saturday 5
December 22:00-24:00! DAB+ 12 B and 6080 kHz. from Yerevan Armenia:
December 5th and Saint Nicholas evening will never be the same! All
times in CET."

Netherlands [non]. Fair signal of the special broadcast for Saint
Nicholas Eve on 6080 kHz via Armenia signing on at 2100 UT. Mostly in
Dutch with some announcements in English. Alan Roe, Teddington, UK``

Donkervoort could be translated Darkaway? His? expressiveness in Dutch
is really excessive. I keep listening to this extravaganza instead of
my usual KUCO post-opera birthday music [the Met Opera season has just
begun all-repeats for obvious reasons, with Prokofiev`s Voyna i Mir
for 4 hours, a bit much; I pass]; at 2254 KBC already says closing
down on SW but music keeps playing until circa 2300 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1140, Dec 5 at 2013 UT, KRMP OKC is off the air, a hole
in my caradio MW daytime bandscan. The 1 kW daytimer is always audible
otherwise. December official FCC LSS is 2315 UT, so at home on DX-398
I check it from 2306: weak soul music loops SSE, both fittingly; 2313
some ads mentioning OKC, so that`s it. A Progressive commercial is
chopped off the air right at 2315* with no ID, goodbye, national
anthem, sign-off, or retune to FM. How rude!

This Tyler translator is on 92.1, so who cares about the AM. Too much
QRM on FM to hear it here, not including the long-gone KAMG-LP Enid.
As far as FCC knows, that`s still on the air. Nobody paying attention.
If they monitored my log reports, they would have known when it came
and went years ago; ha.

[non]. BTW, 1130 KLEY Wellington KS remains off, forever?
Correspondence that if not back on, license will expire Aug 21, 2021:

http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/getimportletter_exh.cgi?import_letter_id=96705
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** THAILAND. 13750, Dec 6 at 0058 I remember to check Radio Thailand`s
NAm service in English, as Steven Wiseblood has reported it well into
the RGV: ``13750 THAILAND R. Thailand 0030z decent signal with W in EG
reading news, 0035z into M in EG culture in Thailand (Wiseblood-TX
12/06)`` ---

So I bring up the TWR Brownsville SDR in time to hear some music;
break off at 0059, back on at 0100 with the Thai national anthem,
which I was hearing a lot 50 years ago, and into Thai hour. Both only
fair by that Kiwi. HFCC shows a slight beam change from 30 to 38
degrees, why?

The 6-degree azimuth from Udorn for NAm East is at 0000-0030 &
0200-0230 English, 0230-0330 Thai; 30 degrees for NAm West English at
0030-0100 only; shouldn`t the later 0200-0330 segment be for the West?
Anyhow, standard remark that since HSK9 are using USAGM facility, to
reach us much better, they should be on Grimesland! (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2063 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
December 5 at 2048 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, VG S9+10 into
nearby Warrenton SDR. After first having detected a JBA carrier direct
in the almost-winter daytime.

Also confirmed Sat Dec 5 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, S7-S8 into Bonaire
sidewise, S9+15 into UTwente directly. Next:

0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 61 to WSW [new, ex 0400 Mon!]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

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

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

** U S A. 5085, Dec 5 at 2045, WTWW-2 is still on with rock music as
it has been all day, built up to VG signal; but by now, 5830, WTWW-2
is off, and so is its alter-ego 9475.

(5085), UT Sat Dec 5 at 0121-0153, $ tereo webcast of WTWW-2 with
`Theatre Organ Under The Arch` lasting 32 minutes. Who`s going to
notice the excess at such odd times? Me (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1370, Dec 5 at 2015 UT, bandscan on caradio finds some
talk station, mentions ``elexion fraud in Michigan``, so far-right
extremist, of course, what else? I`m always looking for KGNO Dodge
City KS, which I never can hear at any daypart, yet purports to be on
the air, so is this it? 1370 tends to be desensitized on radios in
most of Enid by the 1390 KCRC transmitter which is in the
north-central along a major artery, Willow, but I am on the western
outskirts where it is a little weaker and KGNO could be a little
stronger. I try to find a spot away from power line noise by 2030
break, but it`s faded out. On home rig at 2045, two JBA carriers beat
on 1370. Looking at listings, might also have been early skywave this
time of year from e.g. KJCE, Austin market TX, another talker with a
signal thisaway (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0411 UT December 6

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 5, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 05 2020

Hauser
** BRAZIL. Continued from last report on the RNA 11905-11910-11915
DRM: Dec 5 at 0402, Brasília SDR has MPB music at 16 dB SNR, always
14.06 kbps, S9+30, just a few dropouts but lost at 0404. At 0428 I go
to TWR Bonaire SDR instead, where it`s 18.7 dB, few dropouts, music
but frequent ID breaks, ``Nacional FM``; 0438 more completely
``Nacional FM 96.1 Brasília`` --- it seems WRTH 2020 includes NO FM
info about Brazil, tho it does at least partially for other countries.
Of course, AM and a bit of SW already occupy 21+ crammed pages. At
0452 this SDR times out for me so I switch to TWR Dominican Republic,
which is generally inferior, but it`s still getting the DRM well at
S9, 17.2 dB. Still at 0554 S8-S9, and past 0640. At 0658 I can hear
the DRM noise myself at S3-S5. Replies to my previous report:

On Fri, Dec 4, 2020 at 07:30 PM, Glenn Hauser wrote:
``Furthermore, at all times checked, there is also no signal on 6180,
apparently the transmitter repurposed for DRM test on 11910.``

``No, they are using a special transmitter for the DRM tests. It is an
SW2K5, which is a low power SW transmitter made in Brazil
https://btonline.com.br/site/pt/ondas-curtas.asp?codConteudo=125
They are running just 1.12 kW. -- Richard Langley``

On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 08:01 AM, Glenn Hauser wrote:
``I find that power level hard to believe,`` --- ``There is a photo
on the DRMNA io group showing power on the transmitter front panel.``

``Altho the antenna gain may also be huge.`` --- ``It is! I saw a
value posted somewhere and I'll try to find it and post it. -- Richard
Langley``

``I agree the antenna gain for the DRM transmission must be quite
good. At a check just after 2300 UT December 4, the DRM signal level
on 11910 into Houston was fairly decent, though I currently lack DRM
decoding capability. Sounds much more powerful than the rated 2.5 kW.
Meanwhile good RNA analog reception on 11780, but audio level rather
low. Did not check 6180. Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas``

I still need to hear 6180 and 11910 and 11780 all on air at same time.
Maybe it`s the same antenna of 6180 which is now needed for DRM if not
the transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ERITREA [non]. 17545.055V, Saturday December 5 at 1530, Bayto Yaikl
clandestine talk at S7/S9+10 direct, as I am trying to measure the
frequency, it`s constantly wobbling, roughly 17545.05 to 17545.06,
i.e. offset-plus just like when monitored on the additional Wednesday
broadcast. The Saturday one is registered as from Issoudun, FRANCE. I
thought this behaviour unusual even for ISS, so could be from
somewhere else, like UAE? But now it`s clear the two are at least from
some same site. At 1546 I try it via UTwente SDR: poor S6-S7 signal as
would be apt, too close for skip distance, but in AM Synch mode it
keeps trying to lock onto the wobbling frequency, briefly displaying
offsets + such as: .033, .051, .030, .048, .027, .045 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR) see also GERMANY [non]

** FRANCE. See ERITREA [non], GERMANY [non]

** GERMANY [non]. 15350, Sat Dec 5 at 1540, S6-S8 open carrier except
for telltale Issoudun, FRANCE clattering, i.e. the Saturday-only
[except for Dec 26] scheduled silly ballgame in Hausa from Deutsche
Welle relay.

15195, Sat Dec 5 at 1541, African talk in presumed Hausa, S7-S9, the
Sat-only silly football game from Deutsche Welle relay, managing to
modulate here unlike supposedly // 15350! The two are 7 degrees apart
in azimuth, 165 here, 172 on 15350. 15195 also has a short/long path
echo, and likely so would 15350 if there were anything on it to echo!
Not even the DW IS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also ERITREA [non]

** U S A. 353-MCW kHz, Dec 5 at 0703 UT, ND beacon LIN --- ??? O, I
have been faked out again by the mixture of LI in LIttle Rock and IN
in INternational Falls. They are same pitch and perfectly in sync so
sound like a 3-letter call but then they gradually separate into LI
and IN with different periods, still overlapping. If pauses are long
enough, each should become audible independently at some point.
Classaxe.com shows LI at 6.2 seconds, IN at 6.03 --- close, but no
cigar. Also that they are 8 Hz apart in pitch (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2063 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
December 5 at 1322 the 1300 on WRMI 15770, S8-S9 but noisy. Next:

2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM [try the Warrenton MO KiwiSDR]
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 61 to WSW [new, ex 0400 Mon!]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Jack Amelar, NY8D, Lowell MI, who says, ``Glenn,
Thank you for many years of WOR and loggings which I have enjoyed and
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** U S A. 17775-, Sat Dec 5 at 1623, KVOH is back on during `Wavescan`
in English, having been missing Friday morning in Spanish, possibly
due to deliberate fire-hazard power cut by SCE to the transmitter
site; now only poor S7-S9 with hum --- I need to be careful reporting
hum, as some local device could be imposing it; however there is no
hum at same time on 17830 BBC ASCENSION. By 1817, KVOH has built up to
S9+20/30/40 with praise music and devotional. DXMAP check at 1906
shows a 36 MHz Es MUF blob in the Four-Corners, roughly halfway (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5830, Dec 5 at 1818, WTWW-1 night frequency is on in the
daytime with SFAW/PPP, S9/+10 but noisy; while 5085, WTWW-2 night
frequency is also on and of course even weaker, rock music S9 vs noise
level of S8. Whenever this happen, and it has before, one fears if the
transmitter operator, even by remote control, may be indisposed, or
worse. We know Ted has some health problems. Ivo Ivanov first noted
them both after 1300, 1500, 1630 via remotes.

What are the allowable hours for WTWW? One sesquimonth after B-20
official start, FCC still has not got around to adding it to A-20:

https://www.fcc.gov/general/high-frequency-stations-seasonal-operating-frequency-schedules
But B-20 HFCC registrations: 5085 24h; 5830 00-14 only; 9475 14-22;
9930 14-24; 12105 14-06; 15810 24h. Of course, only the lowest three
are ever in use (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1915 UT December 5

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 4-5, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 05 2020

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 11905-11910-11915, Dec 4 at 2137, DRM noise audible here,
S5-S6 with a JBA AM carrier in the middle; while RNA 11780-AM is S7-S9
with music.

At 2321 I check the DRM via Bonaire SDR. Definitely on the waterfall,
sharp-edged 10-kHz wide, but no decode. Neighborhood Brasília SDR?
S9+15/20 but still no decode; then briefly displays silently: SNR 4.2
dB, 14.06 kbps. With offset USB tuning, I can tell there is a
considerable AM carrier amid at 11910, no doubt Japan as previously
noted, scheduled 21-24 UT, blocking RNA at prime-time in the Amazon.
Furthermore, at all times checked, there is also no signal on 6180,
apparently the transmitter repurposed for DRM test on 11910.

At 2352 some RNA music cuts on and off, mostly off. Some headline
texts start to display, SNR up to 13.2. Wonder if the NHK AM carrier
has closed? No, not yet, as I from 2357 listen in offset USB, to hear
that not quitting until 2400*. Now, RNA DRM should work better? NO.

Further chex: 0048 at Brasilia SDR: S9+25 but SNR 0.6 and no decode;
0107 check, at same SDR, 6180 is still off leaving a bit of China via
Cuba. At 0200 Bonaire SDR; SNL 6.5, S8 signal, zero decode (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ERITREA [non]. 17545, Dec 4 at 1545, no signal from Bayto Yiakl, so
that accounts for Friday off; yet to be checked after 1530: Sun, Mon,
Tue, Thu, lacking any explicit schedule; and on Saturday whether it be
off-frequency+plus or not, Issoudun or not (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRELAND. 13264-USB, Dec 4 at 1456, VOLMET roboyl, i.e. Shannon,
considerably weaker than 13270-USB, roboom from Gander. 13264 per Eibi
could also be used by Albrook, Panamá ex-CZ, for HFDL (ID-11) in -HF,
whatever that mean (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Trip Ericson of rabbitears.info asked if I could get
KTOU, OKC, RF 21 again and clear up the uncertainties about
subchannels. I reply on December 4:

``Trip, I figured it would be a while before I had another chance at
KUOT RF 21, but in fact it decoded for a few minutes this morning at
1625 UT.

21-1, 3ABN, bug LR
21-2, triangle and No Signal! - not diamond
21-3, 3ABN = same as 21-1! slightly different audio levels
21-4, preacher with Bible verse grafix, another grafic the Secrets of
Pentecost - no bugs, back in with credits just before 1700 but gone
again before any ID. 1740, drops in with Amazing Facts on the set of
the preacher
21-5 Hope, with bug UR, uplifted arms

I see that w9wi.com shows no subchannel info for 21 KUOT, and also
still shows KTOU still on 21 as well as 22.

Say, is there any way to sort/display r-e info by channel - showing
all stations everywhere on any physical channel? Then in order by
state? I don`t see that among your multiple options. This would be
very handy for DXing when you are not sure which state or market a
signal is coming from -- here, KS or OK most likely nearby but
something could also easily be in TX or AR.

W9WI.com does this but still nothing but Canada! Doug, hope you can
get that fixed. I was also getting a Bad signal on 32, I suppose the
nearest full power KRSU Claremore OK which I find in w9wi.com by state
Oklahoma, altho ambiguous whether on 32 or 36, LIC on both.
Glenn, Enid`` --- Trip replies:

``Ah, great! So my listing is now correct. Excellent. No, I don't have
a list like that. For DXing, I recommend using the Allocation Map:
https://www.rabbitears.info/allocationmap.php

It'll let you plot the stations on a given channel, and then you can
eyeball and see what you might be receiving. - Trip``

You can also set it to ignore adjacent channels and/or LP stations,
but to check power and all other info have to go back to lists (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15225, Dec 4 at 1458, S5-S8 African? drumming and
chanting, 1500 YL in Arabic mentions ``Arabiya``, apparent news with
drum sounders; still at 1545 but JBA. It`s the General Program
starting, of SRI/SBA per WRTH; we do miss the more distinctive name
BSKSA, maybe suspended because SA is now more of a murderous
Crown-Princedom (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SCOTLAND [non]. 5800, UT Sat Dec 5 at 0301, classical music on WRMI
via Bonaire SDR, Karelia Suite by Sibelius, so it`s `Encore` from
Radio Tumbril. This first transmission of the week is still missing
from Brice Avery`s publicity; times UT, frequencies kHz:

Regular Broadcast times of Encore are:
1100-1200 Saturday 6070 Channel 292 to Europe-Simulcast on 9670
Repeated:
0100-0200 Sunday 5850, Simulcast 5010 WRMI to US, Canada, C America
1700–1800 Sunday 9670 Channel 292 to Europe
2200-2300 Sunday 3955 Channel 292 to Europe
0300–0400 Monday 9455 WRMI to the US and Canada
1300-1400 Tuesday 15770 WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland
0300-0400 Thursday 5800 WRMI to South America and Caribbean & US
1300-1400 Thursday 15770 WRMI to Europe, east coast US and Iceland
2000–2100 Friday 6070 Channel 292 to Europe

Our email is encoretumbril@gmail.com. Informal reception reports as
well as those requesting eQSL welcome.
The website is http://www.tumbril.co.uk where we show transmission
times and frequencies, the playlist for the most recent programme,
more information about Radio Tumbril, and the email link.

This week's programme starts with some Sibelius, then a piece by
Rameau, followed by something contemporary-part of UFO by Michael
Daugherty. Haydn next - Allegro con Brio from his Symphony 44, after
which we will hear some monastic music from 12th century France. Part
of a modern Quartet piece after that, then some Ravel, a Schubert
duet, and finally Celestial Fantasy by Alan Hovhaness.

Channel 292 can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is
poor in your location. Easy to find their site with a google search.
A very good site for online SDR receivers all over the world is
http://kiwisdr.com/public/
Click the 'Map' button in the top left of the screen.

Thank you for spreading the word about Encore - Classical Music on
Shortwave on Radio Tumbril. Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril -
Scotland``

I fervently recommend you catch a repeat of this and every week. He
has reorganized the playlists to make them better informative, but
first item on this one for 5/12 just names it Intermezzo (Moderato),
not Karelia, but which he does back-announce.
https://www.tumbril.co.uk/playlists
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5980, Dec 4 at 2143, Turkish music at S7-S9 from
VOT in Turkish as scheduled 17-22 to Europe and USward. Then on 5940
more music, sounds like same, switching back and forth, so think it`s
also VOT, but did no match on a second receiver to be positive.
Instead, Aoki & EiBi agree that 5940 at 20-22 is Algeria via France
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 11720, Fri Dec 4 at 2158 I catch just the outro on VOA-GB VG
signal backwards of `Music Time in Africa`. Hyper Heather has a
different way of expressing the show schedule, but still misses this
very broadcast, the only one we may easily hear. She also keeps saying
``hundred`` after times not ending in :00. (Of course it`s not really
hundred-anything in a 60-minute per hour clock system.) Re my previous
comment about this one hour on VOA -- despite my critiques, I do not
begrudge MTIA, just the other six hours of the week which ought to
cast broadly a wide variety of American music genres. This is after
all, the Voice of America, not Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2063 monitoring: confirmed UT
Saturday December 5 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S9+10 to UTwente SDR. Next:

1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 61 to WSW [new, ex 0400 Mon]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

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

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

** U S A. (7490), UT Sat Dec 5 at 0100 on WBCQ webcast only, `AAAWWW`
topix: sunspots up affecting propagation; on 7490 & 6160 tonight; AHW
is an old romantic who loves to touch the model body of his beloved
wife Angela; touching in general is a human need but due to CV is
becoming taboo; that includes hand-shaking, never a good idea in flu
season anyway. Staff in Maine always come down with a bug in the
winters. Are we at war with nature, or with ourselves? 0129 phone call
from Bill in AZ with receptions problems; has lived in a van for 30
years, frugally instead of trying to maximize income. Fossil fuels are
still needed, no shortage now with less driving and flying. 0151
discusses the Arecibo radio-telescope collapse; was on his bucket list
to visit sometime. Hopes it can be replaced; 0158 closing prayer. I
was not listening closely every minute, but I don`t think I heard any
mention of Trump, Biden or the elexion. Is that possible? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, Dec 4 at 1546, no signal from KVOH; not propagating,
or powerless again like a week ago due to more fire hazards? I
mentioned that PG&E had turned off the juice, but it`s really Southern
California Edison, tho close to the monopoly boundary (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** VATICAN. 11935, Dec 4 at 1554, HOA music S4-S8; 1557 contact info
in unknown language but mentions ``at`` and ``dot``, cuts off air at
1558* after one note of music, not enough to recognize as VR IS, but
that`s what`s listed, 1530 in Amharic via SMG. Did not stay tuned but
VR also sked on 11935 from 1600 in Swahili via Madagascar (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7000-LSB, Dec 4 at 1451, 2-way in Spanish. Since they
are on the wrong side of 7000, I assume these are not licensed hams
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0330 UT December 5

 

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