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Glenn Hauser logs December 22, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 22 2019

Hauser
** CUBA. 5040, 6145, and even 6060, UT Sun Dec 22 at 0721, unusual
combo of RHC frequencies in English at this late hour, during Arnie
Coro`s other show as Science Editor, `Breakthru`. Usually only 6145 is
on after 0700. Not 6000 or 6100. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK,, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13768 approx., Dec 22 at 1433, spurblob from RHC 13700,
matched by a weaker one around 13632; `En Contacto` soon starts, Arnie
remarking about lack of manchas solares. By 1445 already filling with
theme music, Marta claiming meterbands they are on but lacking 41m ---
what does she know? Then I confirm on JBA 7340. 1446 back to AC about
lack of sunspots. Really short of material this week, more theme music
fill in show introduced as ``15 minutos``, 1449 over a minute early to
`En Cía. del Dr.` Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, Dec 22 at 1439, chanting music, presumed
Dengê Welat via PRIDNETROVYE; weaker similar music on 11540: could
that be the Turkish jammer? Then 11530 into talk, while music
continues on 11540 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17655, Dec 22 at 1713, VOA Portuguese Portuguese is S9+20/30
and the OSOB, proving that 16m can still work. But I think this be
winter sporadic E from Grimesland NC to here, as on 6m map with MUF up
to 26 MHz between us. Also stronger than anything on 19m, topped by
RHC 15140 at S9+20. Other USA signals on 15825, 15770 remain very
weak. AFAIK so far there has been hardly any winter Es activity
reaching VHF TV or FM bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7570, Dec 22 at 0726, WRMI-11 is still off the air, AWOL.
Latest skedgrid shows it supposed to be nothing but 22-11 TOMBS, 11-14
SMTV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6018.85-USB, approx., Dec 22 at 0724, 2-way INTRUDERS in
unknown language (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7475, Dec 22 at 0727, S5-S6 open carrier again when
nothing is scheduled; ute? This was once a Voice of Greece frequency,
but for years nothing but 9420 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9200-USB, Dec 22 at 1450, 2-way in Spanish with clix,
laughing, discussing putas and madres, still going past 1513 check
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1944 UT December 22

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 21-22, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 22 2019

Hauser
** ALGERIA [and non]. 891 kHz, Dec 22 at 0144, 1 kHz het upon WLS,
from presumed RTA near Algiers; so then a quick look for other TA
carriers: 531, 576 also Algeria; 936 Morocco, 1215 UKOGBANI (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 5800, UT Sun Dec 22 at 0136, another check to
confirm RAE AAM is still on here, and so it is with porteño accent
about pop song ratings of the past; even tho there are no new programs
produced on weekends; so a repeat of Friday`s? The WRMI program sked
does not account for this broadcast at all; the transmission sked
above it shows RAE at 01-02 not specifying days of week, but a
separate RAE relay sked says UT Tue-Sat. I would not be surprised if
it`s also airing on UT Monday. Off at 0200*. 5800 has just been
switched from XMTR 3 TO XMTR 10 and now has a much stronger signal
than ever before; more at USA: WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Dec 21-22 before and after 2400/0000 UT, I`m
checking CHU instead of WWV for correxion factor to my watch before
computing Chaski slippage, see Perú. CHU has managed to stay on here
since last revival, altho reportedly at reduced power; sounds fine to
me.

It seems the time announcements each minute have introduced some
variation in wording; or did I just not notice before? Of course,
French comes first one minute, English the next, but the first one I
heard in English as ``UTC`` the abbr., not ``Coordinated Universal
Time``. Next one in French first, but also gives the English abbr. UTC
pronounced in French rather than TUC. But after that the full term
alternating ``Coordinated Universal Time`` with ``Temps Universel
Coordonné``. Also at ToH and Top of Day, there were several sex of
silence at 0000:00 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6934.885V-AM, Dec 21 at 2318, pirate with gospel or
blues music, slightly varying as I try to measure but at one point as
above. Off around 2330. These reports say it was Captain Morgan SW,
between 2254 and 2332 on 6934.9-AM:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,61473.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Dec 21 at 2353, R. Chaski carrier under Cuban jamming
until autocutoff at 2354:40*; so back to normal slippage after
yesterday`s prolonged transmission. Last measurement was 2354:46.5* on
Dec 17, 4 nights ago, so averaging 1.6+ seconds earlier per. Let`s
compute average over much longer timespan: first exact timing in
current cycle was Nov 26 until 2355:27.5*, so now 47.5 seconds earlier
over 25 days = average 1.90 seconds each (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** SCOTLAND [non]. 9350, Saturday Dec 21 at 2059, WWCR-2 cut on a few
sex after cut off 12160, during steel drums IS, 2100 right into
classical music on `Encore` from Radio Tumbril. Excellent
local-quality signal for the rest of the hour, and *no* squealing like
on ex-6115 at 0100 UT Sundays. Another chance is UT Mon 0100 on WBCQ
webcast and weak 7490v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2013 monitoring: this Sat at 2055
UT, cannot hear it vs noise level on 1860-AM from WA0RCR, MO.

WRMI program skedgrid shows WOR incorrectly on System H: UT Sunday
0230 on 9395; should be UT Monday. Radio Tirana reconfirmed at 0230 UT
Sunday Dec 22 on 9395.

Confirmed UT Sun Dec 22 at 0426 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, about 10
minutes in, so started circa ontime 0416, good S9+20. Next:
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?
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-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:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5800, Dec 21 at 2057, WRMI IS & ID loop, VG S9+30, better
than ever before on this frequency, especially so early; as now
scheduled via XMTR #10 at 2100-0200, first with SMTV. By 2315,
S9+20/30 during SMTV cable TV plugging, irrelevant for us. Almost as
strong as 5850, and more than 5950. Much more than 9955, now running
the swapped transmitter #3 formerly on 5800. Both modulation level and
power must be much superior on #10 than #3; but that`s bad news for
programming on 9955 which also has to confront Commie jamming. If only
we could know the true output power and modulation level of each
transmitter, but no doubt proprietary info. One cannot believe most SW
stations are really running their licensed rated power such as 100 or
50 kW.

5800, UT Sat Dec 22 at 0136, another check to confirm RAE AAM is still
on here, see ARGENTINA. Again I compare the signals: 9955 is JBA
carrier; 9455 & 9395 audible; 5950 S9+30 but soft, SMTV listing its
WRMI frequencies; 5850 S9+45; and 5800 S9+35. Also at 0153 I notice
that 7570 is off again, more transmitter problems? While 7780 & 7730
are on OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.032v, Dec 22 at 0238, WBCQ measured here, closer to
nominal after hovering around +.060 for weeks. Earlier at 0132 VP
signal, could tell it was indeed `AAAWWW` taking a call-in, so not
sure if yesterday`s or an oldie. Anyhow, John Carver says there was no
info about programming or the super-station. Meanwhile S-S on 9330.00
is at S9+40, so the disparity can hardly be blamed on current
propagation.

5129.989v, Dec 22 at 0238, this WBCQ VP with Area 51 measured also
closer to nominal, but not quite right on. Of course, no signals on
6160v or 3265v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Dec 22 at 0135, Xmasmx on theatre organ,
somewhat distorted modulation; show must have started a few minutes
ago on WTWW-2. Bob Heil was also being heard for quite a while after
0000 talking about ham radio. At 0152 mentions ``from new studio in
Illinois``. Organ show ends at 0159, Bob closing without uttering the
word Ozarx, nor is there a produced outro which might have done so;
suppressed into dead air for a minute? Has the show title been
changed, or not? How about `Theatre Organ from The Gateway`, close
enough? Fairview Heights suburb is NNW of Belleville just east of
Saint Louis.

K9EID has quite an illustrated bio at qrz.com including:

``K9EID USA
ROBERT G HEIL
5800 NORTH ILLINOIS STREET
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL 62208

During my beginning days of Amateur Radio I began a career playing the
Wurlitzer Theatre organ at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis as the protege
of Stan Kann who not only taught me how to play but taught me how to
'listen' - mentally dissect what one hears - by tuning and voicing the
thousands of pipes in that Magnificent Fox organ. I became the
substitute organist for Stan at the age of 15 and continue to play
these magnificent theatre organs. Little did I realize that learning
to listen would be so very important in my later years as I began
designing and building large concert sound systems for some of the
world's leading groups starting with WB6ACU and the James Gang.

Those two ham radio friends changed the world of Rock n Roll sound
stages. The Grateful Dead, the Who, Z. Z. Top, Humble Pie, J. Geils,
Peter Frampton, were just a few of the scores of groups that we blazed
the concert trail with our large mega KW sound systems. In 2006, the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland opened a display room with
many pieces from those early touring days that scored the way for
entertainment concert systems used today. Heil Sound is the only
manufacturer in the Rock Hall and it should be noted that all of my
ability to design and build these ground breaking systems was learned
- and I continue to learn from my Amateur Radio background.
NEW ! THEATRE ORGAN CD Call 618 257 3000
"Theatre Organ from the Ozarks" [sic] each Saturday 7:00pm [sic] cst
on WTWW 5.085 kHz [sic].``

After WTWW ID, 0200 surfin` music and supposedly live DJ about to take
Xmassy requests (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3185, UT Sun Dec 22 at 0202, S9+35 of dead air from WWRB,
which must have just QSYed from 3215 in deference to squealing WWCR-1
with Martha Garvin`s Musical Memories featuring guest vocalist Kay
Welch. No hurry to hear Manchester`s gospel huxters sure to follow.
3185 span seems quite variable; Ken Zichi, MARE Tipsheet heard it UT
Monday Dec 16, ``0350-0431*, carrier off at 0432:35`` (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Stephen Luce, Houston TX, replies: ``Glenn, regarding your
listening on 1110: KVTT can severely QRM KTEK at my northwest Harris
County (Houston) QTH during critical hours, so will have to do a late
afternoon check to see if there is any sign of the DFW station. I
have noticed in the past that KVTT can be somewhat late in signing on
in the morning, as I will only hear a mix of KTEK and residual skywave
from KFAB. KVTT audio is rather distinctive the times I've heard it,
with a bizarre reverb added to all programming`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re: Paul Winter Solstice Celebrations - only the Friday
night concert was to be live-streamed, but playbackable at will via
http://solsticeconcert.com/livestream/
Skip past the first 14 minutes of silence (unless you want to get in
the mood?) Also there were four altogether including a Saturday
matinee at 19 z (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6925-LSB, Dec 22 at 0204, Brazuguese mentions ``palavra
de deus`` but soon weaker reply in QSO. First one could have been
strong enough to do a pirate broadcast to us from Brasil (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7523.5-USB, Dec 22 at 0154, 2-way in Spanish, expletive
puta soon uttered (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0513 UT December 22

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 20-21, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 21 2019

Hauser
** CUBA. 13700, Sat Dec 21 at 1614, RHC still on here past usual
closing, but no spurs; then found also on 15230, 15140, 11760, 9535,
7340; seems to be a speech from an echoey venue, so maybe a special
event. Something`s always wrong(?) at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Dec 20 at 2350, stronger carrier than usual from R.
Chaski under wall-of-noise Cuban jamming against nothing else. From
2353 I am watching my watch to time the exact second of autocutoff now
expected before 2355 --- but it keeps on going!!

I`ve had enough by 0007 Dec 21, but recheck at 0020 and stillstill on;
there had been numerous deep choppy fades, false-stops. Could it be
something else? Possibly, but not two carriers, so I suspect Chaski is
just staying on later for the holidays, rather than having reset the
timer closer to nominal 2400*. Note: ``closer`` may be pronounced
either way (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Dec 21 at 1612, K6FRC HIFER beacon is JBA,
somewhat later than usual here, but never in the afternoon or evening
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2013 monitoring: confirmed first N
American SWBC, Friday December 20 starting at 2300:37.5 on WRMI 9955,
initially below the Cuban jamming; for some reason starting late,
after full WNYW-style ID, but apparently not upcut; ends almost
exactly 29 minutes later at 2324:37 by when signal is good and
unjammed. In fact, clear by 2306 and generally good for the rest altho
some deep fades after 2310.

Missed checking next airings UT Sat Dec 21 at 0130 on WRMIs 5010,
5850, 7780, as I was engrossed in Paul Winter Consort Solstice Live
concert streamed. Also missed checking Sat 1300 on WRMI 15770,
sleeptime as usual. Did anyone hear them? Next:

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?
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-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:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Dec 20 at 1910, this WRMI is still on with music,
unusually filling the 15-22 UT break; but Dec 21 at 1618 check it`s
off again. WRMI skedgrid http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs now shows 9955
& 5800 have swapped transmitters, #3 on 9955, #10 on 5800, both still
160-degree antennas, with 9955 still limited to 1100-1600 & 2130-0500
max. Also: 15770 no longer running pointlessly all-night with TOMBS,
off the air from 23 until 12.

7780, Dec 21 at 1620, WRMI is VP in German with mandatory music bed,
i.e. RAE relay even tho it`s Saturday. At 1717 I get around to
checking it on UTwente, to find zero signal, so surely neither an hour
earlier despite aimage at Germany across the dayside.

5800, Dec 20 at 2235, WRMI still resumed here with SMTV, good,
presumably for entire 21-02 UT span including RAE after 01; after
experiment on 9425. Latest info from Ivo Ivanov implies 9425 be still
in use (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Due to the live webcast of the Paul Winter Consort Solstice
concert, I miss checking AAAWWW on WBCQ this week, UT Sat Dec 21
starting at 0000, but our reliable monitor John H Carver, Jr reports:

``Tonight's show started a few seconds late on 5130. 7490 is there
this evening but terribly noisy. Opening talk of Christmas and the
weather. Allan read the Wikipedia definition of Christmas and the
talk, while turning a bit political, continued for over forty minutes
until a phone call from Pirate Joe at 0143.

Reading of emails at 0152. The automation problem noted the last three
weeks has still not been corrected so at 0154 the program was
interrupted by nonstop station IDs till the top of the hour. 5130
continued on at 0200 with a poetry show. John, Mid-North Indiana``

Wonder if he previewed any special holiday programming, which is often
the only way to know about it? Maybe this AAAWWW will repeat UT Sun
0100 on 7490v as often happens into this `available time slot` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. I was planning on hearing this year`s broadcast of Paul
Winter Consort Solstice from the Cathedral of St John the [allegedly]
Divine in NYC, as scheduled from 0300 UT Sat Dec 21 on WUOT webcast,
or 0400 on KGOU webcast; but earlier in evening sought out website:
https://solsticeconcert.com/wintersolstice/#venue
to find that a *live* stereo audio+video stream was now available on
Youtube linked from that site, starting at 0030 UT. I missed only the
first six minutes and stayed with it until the end 3 hours later,
including a 15-20 minute intermission after 0200. First time I have
been able to see as well as hear it. This was the 40th annual
performance, axually thrice on Thu/Fri/Sat evenings in NYC, so the
next and last one UT Sunday from 0030 should also be audiovisible,
axually closer to the real Solstice, which will be at 0419 UT Dec 22.

The radio broadcasts are *not* the current year`s performance! They
are condensed to only two hours, with commentary added. It would have
had to be a very quick job to produce the Thursday night performance
for broadcast thus the next night. So instead they play one from last
year? NO, one of the stations labeled it as the 38th annual
performance, without admitting that would have been from two years
ago, but hearing it, was announced as the 37th --- from three years
ago! ALL of them are certainly worth hearing even more than once, and
of course evergreens such as ``Icarus`` are always played within.

This live event also caused me to miss monitoring both AAAWWW on WBCQ
at 0100, and WOR on WRMIs at 0130, qq.vv. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1836 UT December 21

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 20, 2019  View Printable Version 
Friday, December 20 2019

Hauser
** CANADA. 223 kHz, Dec 20 at 0742 UT, dash and ND beacon YYW, which
is 1000 watts at Armstrong, Ontario.

245 kHz, Dec 20 at 0744 UT, dash and NDB YZE, 1000 watts at Gore Bay,
Ontario. Where`s that?

``Gore Bay is a town on Manitoulin Island in Ontario, Canada. Located
on Gore Bay, a bay of Lake Huron's North Channel, it is one of the two
incorporated towns of Manitoulin District, of which it is the
administrative and government seat. The town's name is believed to be
referencing to the gore-shaped harbour. Wikipedia``

What`s a gore-shaped harbour?

``A gore is a sector of a curved surface [1] or the curved surface
that lies between two close lines of longitude on a globe and may be
flattened to a plane surface with little distortion. [2] The term has
been extended to include similarly shaped pieces such as the panels of
a hot-air balloon or parachute, [3] or the triangular insert that
allows extra movement in a garment. [4]`` Wikipedia

258 kHz, Dec 20 at 0745 UT, dash and NDB ZSJ, 1000 watts at Sandy
Lake, Ontario. Did they run out of Y`s? The only beacon on 258 kHz,
per dxinfocentre.com --- where`s that? ``Sandy Lake First Nation is an
independent Oji-Cree First Nations band government. The First Nations
community, in the west part of Northern Ontario, is located in the
Kenora District, 227 km northeast of Red Lake, Ontario. Its registered
population in June 2007 was 2,474. Wikipedia``

260 kHz, Dec 20 at 0748 UT, dash and NDB YAT, 1000 watts at
Attawapiskat, Ontario; where`s that?

The Attawapiskat First Nation is an isolated First Nation located in
Kenora District in northern Ontario, Canada, at the mouth of the
Attawapiskat River on James Bay. Wikipedia

Wishing for a summer with clean water in Attawapiskat --- Ontario
First Nation's residents have faced an endless crisis since signing
Treaty 9 in 1905, says elder
https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/attawapiskat-water-hope-1.5224371

272 kHz, Dec 20 at 0749, dash and YQA, 400 watt NDB at Muskoka Falls,
Ontario, ``TO BE DECOMMISSIONED 2020-03-26``. Where`s that? ``Muskoka
Falls is a village southeast of Bracebridge just a couple of minutes
east off Highway 11.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13632 & 13768, Dec 20 at 1525, S7-S8 spurblobs from 13700
RHC, mush in SSB mode, more readable in AM than FM mode, the latter
adding the F# tone. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 245 kHz, Dec 20 at 0742 UT, ND beacon FS, 400 watts at Sioux
Falls - Rock SD. Mixing with YZE CANADA q.v., same frequency but very
different pitch (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Fri Dec 20 at 1616, surprised to hear song here,
undermodulated compared to 9395 & 9455 which are supposed to be on
all-day with TOMBS, but 9955 stopping at 1500 weekdays; 1619 ``music
memories and so much more`` WRMI ID by BB. Recheck at 1757, 9955 still
on with music, weaker than the others. WRMI skedgrid still shows 9955
off at 1500-2200, but has Jeff decided to run it all day too,
prolonging the Oldies?

As for 9425 test, still no show, but XMTR 3 at 2100-2400 has been
corrected to 5800 instead of 6060, and also 0000-0200. And latest
item on WRMI FB: ``WRMI Radio Miami International 16 hrs · Testing
5800 kHz now from 2100-0200 UTC 19/20 December.``

7780 also heard Fri Dec 20 at 1620 in German, i.e. RAE at this strange
time hardly suitable for Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 1110 kHz, Dec 20 at 1456 UT, RCC call-in show hosted by
Patrick, inquiry about angels from Gilbert AZ; soon wrapping up but
Hour 3 to follow; fades for TOH ID, but Houston FM and Relevant Radio
mentioned, then brief NBC News, 1504 fading out. Has been looping
approx. NW/SE inhabiting null of KFAB Omaha with SAH of 1 Hz or less.
I would have expected 50 kW daytimer in The Metroplex, KVTT but its
format is Asian --- not a trace of it, halfway to Houston! Off the
air?

This is KTEK, CoL Alvin TX, on the Relevant roster at
https://relevantradio.com/listen/stations/
with two different maps and lists: O&O; and affiliates. Clearly, they
are Irrelevant in Oklahoma. Current program was the ``Patrick Madrid
Show``. KTEK is 2.5 kW direxional daytimer, aimed thisaway; while KVTT
much closer and stronger has unfavorable pattern close to nulling us
but has been heard before. Should still be on 39 kW reduced power
critical hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12082-USB, Dec 20 at 1613, 2-way in colloquial Spanish,
INTRUDERS since the SWBC band extends to 12100 per ITU; which doesn`t
stop broadcasters being intruders above that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1817 UT December 20

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 19-20, 2019  View Printable Version 
Friday, December 20 2019

Hauser
** ALGERIA. 891 kHz, Dec 19 at 0705 and still 0717, carrier hetting
WLS 890. The RTA transmitter on 891 used to be our best Algerian
signal into deep North America, but missing for years. Reports from
Spain and elsewhere in Europe had just reported it reactivated first
with 1 kHz tone tests, like recently on 576 kHz from another site.
WRTH 2020 shows 891 as 600 kW, but half power at 1900-0600. Likewise
half-power hours for 576 and 252 kHz; and none of them shown as having
been inactive (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2013, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, Dec 19 at 0344 tune-in, anti-Christ pirate,
Station YHWH back on his old evening frequency, fair and recognizable,
but with a medium SAH, which would be from Deewa Radio, via
Lampertheim, Germany, scheduled 0100-0400. No SAH at 0402 check; 0425
recheck, in music, his theme tune, Days of Hard Life? Others call it
creepy but I`ve not heard it straight thru; 0427 brief talk and off by
0428*. Had not heard him for a few days in the afternoon on 25mb where
first noted reactivated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2013, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 6125, Dec 19 at 0403, no signal from VOT English to W North
America, just some residual Cuban pulse jamming despite Radio/TV Martí
finishing at 0400. I leave receiver on with BFO until TRT carrier cuts
on very late at *0416 over jamming; 0417;40 JIP modulation in song;
S9+10/20 including the jamming. 0420 `Turkey Tourism` program about
Anatolia. Something`s always wrong at Emirler.

5960, Dec 19 at 2336 check, no signal from VOT`s other broadcast to
NAm. Something`s always wrong at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2013 monitoring:

WOR 2013 is available as of 0505 UT Friday December 20
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2013.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2013.mp3

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

WORLD OF RADIO 2013 contents: Alaska, Albania, Algeria,
Argentina non, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bhutan, Bolivia,
Brasil, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany
and non, India, Iran non, Korea South & North, Kurdistan non,
Mali, Nigeria, North America, Pridnestrovye. Solomon Islands,
Sudan South non, Sweden, Turkey, UK, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam,
unidentified; 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
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?
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-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:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9425, Dec 19 at 2134 & 2150, no signal from SMTV via WRMI
unlike the last two days; back on 5800? Not there either -- until 2325
check now 5800 is back on at S9+10 with the SM again promoting
Buddhism. There was nothing in HFCC or on WRMI website about 9425, but
Mike Terry found an FB post dated Dec 18 that they were experimenting
with 9425 until further notice, at 2100-0200. I guess that notice
already arrived (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2013, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0540 UT December 20

 

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