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Glenn Hauser logs December 3-4, 2020  View Printable Version 
Friday, December 04 2020

Hauser
WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST update December 3

Hi Glenn, my latest Hitlist update.
https://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) Albania - R Tirana: Updated links to new website (thanks to Dr
Hansjoerg Biener in WOR iog)
2) China - CRI: Removed links to obsolete english.cri.cn domain
3) Cuba - R Habana Cuba: Updated links to new freq pages (thanks to
Jean-Michel Aubier in WOR iog) and updated link to live stream
4) Denmark - R 208: Added entry for this station
5) Denmark - WMR: Added alternative link for live stream
6) Germany - R Joystick: Added entry for this station
7) Germany - R Marabu: Deleted entry (no longer broadcasts via SW)
8) Netherlands - Mike Radio: Added entry for this station
9) Netherlands - R Piepzender: Added entry for this station
10) UK - BBC WS: Updated (and re-labelled) links to BBC Progs A-Z and
BBC WS Prog Info
11) USA - WBCQ: Updated link to WBCQ schedules
12) USA - WEWN: Removed link to Shortwave program grid (page/pdf no
longer reachable)
13) USA - WTWW: Added links to the WWTW Official Facebook page and to
the WWTW Fan Listeners Club Facebook page

Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be end of
December. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe)

** AUSTRIA. 6155, Dec 4 at 0133, no signal from Ö-1 into UTwente, so
the hours of classical music we enjoyed last night must have been a
fluke or a test (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 11905-11910-11915 DRM, Dec 4 at 0145, RNA DRM is VG into
TWR Bonaire SDR, 16.9-17.0 SNR, 14.06 kbps, with only occasional quick
dropouts, altho only S8 on the meter. Now has a larger variety of
one-line headline texts. All-music except for `Nacional` ID at 0147,
and it`s the same as on 11780-AM. Really, when 11780 is loud & clear,
the DRM version is only a minor improvement. The DRM sked with the SDR
has now been amended to show 11910 instead of 11880 for 24 hours. At
0155 I check 6180 into Bonaire for the other RNA AM frequency, but all
I hear is China via Cuba, so RNA must be off. Is it the same
transmitter for DRM? How many usable transmitters have they, anyway?
Can`t tell from WRTH 2020 since EBC is treated as just another station
among many in the Domestic sexion, and there is no Brazil in the
International sexion where normally the number of and powers of
transmitters are shown. Still going with music at 0241, ``Rádio
Nacional, 980 kHz``. 0302 and 0401 fuller ID for 980, 11780, 96.1 and
Rio frequencies, 1130 and two more, but no mention of 11910 or 6180.
Still VG past 0415 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 13785.27 & 13724.21 & 13663.14, Dec 3 at 1604, among the
many birdies I have to deal with are these which measure 61.06 or
61.07 kHz apart, surely from some local device, but I am reluctant to
start unplugging everything one by one or throwing breaker switches.
Of course one wonders if they have something to do with AC which is
supposedly at 60.0 Hz. These do not divide out to integral harmonix of
61+ kHz either. The same spans are found on many other parts of the SW
dial. Any ideas? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A. 515-MCW kHz, Dec 3 at 0705, the only NDB I log before
shut-eye is here, OS, which is 25 watts from Columbus - Fuler, Ohio,
whatever that mean. First time I`ve ever heard this in nightly
bandscans, in case our own 515, PN in Ponca City OK, ever revive. I
see there are two other 515s listed, in MT and WA. Nor have I heard in
an even longer time, 512, HMY in Lexington OK. The 510-529 band is
normally vacant except for some utenoise 518 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 21420.3-AM, Dec 3 at 1932, hamgab about equipment,
apparently WA6JKN altho often hard to tell if a call mentioned is own
or contact`s. Then reply from a K1, and when he hands it back, nothing
further heard. The K1 also on a different split frequency,
21420.17-AM, all too obvious when tuning in SSB. These are the OSOB,
otherwise you might think 14m be closed, with 21525 WRMI the default
JBA carrier. A coast-to-coast contact on 21 MHz would mean climbing F2
MUF, or much less likely double-hop sporadic E. However here I am
halfway between them where Es would fit. The DXMAP mainly shows Es
MUFs, but also F2 paths if you seek them. WA6JKN is:

WA6JKN USA flag USA, KEVIN P LEVONIUS, GILROY, CA 95020 USA
LOTS more illustrated info about his setup and background:
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/wa6jkn
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2063 contents: Alaska, Australia,
Austria, Bougainville, Brasil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cuba, Eritrea
non, France, Germany, Greece, Iran non, Japan non, Jammu & Kashmir,
Korea South & North, Netherlands, North America, Oklahoma, Scotland
non, South Carolina non, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE,
USA, Vanuatu, Zambia, Desert Whooper, Radio Shack; propagation
outlook

WOR 2063 is available as of 0041 UT Friday December 4
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2063.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2063.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW & 5010 to S
0130 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?] [see below]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
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

But checking the first airing, UT Friday December 4 at 0130, gone
already from WRMI 9955, as we have been replaced by the same gospel
huxter which knocked us off UT Tue 0200 this week. Now we are back to
only two airings on 9955, Mon 0430 & Wed 2300; but at 0130 Friday we
remain on 5010, VG S9/+10 into Bonaire SDR, and on 5850 VG direct
aimed NW, but under a noise blob into Bonaire where unneeded (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0421 UT December 4

 

World of Radio 2063 audible, downloadable  View Printable Version 
Friday, December 04 2020

Hauser
WOR 2063 is available as of 0041 UT Friday December 4
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2063.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2063.mp3

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

WORLD OF RADIO 2063 contents: Alaska, Australia, Austria,
Bougainville, Brasil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cuba, Eritrea non,
France, Germany, Greece, Iran non, Japan non, Jammu & Kashmir,
Korea South & North, Netherlands, North America, Oklahoma,
Scotland non, South Carolina non, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan,
Thailand, Turkey, UAE, USA, Vanuatu, Zambia, Desert Whooper,
Radio Shack; propagation outlook

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW & 5010 to S
0130 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
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

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 2-3, 2020  View Printable Version 
Thursday, December 03 2020

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 11905-11910-11915, RNA DRM tests are back, on a non-Cuban
frequency, as Richard Langley reported to the WOR iog at 1804 UT Dec
2: ``As just posted in the DRMNA io group: ``"Per Brother Francisco
via Twitter: 'EBC & Brasília University tests 11910 kHz DRM on air
now! 16-QAM MSC, Mode A, AAC + SBR. #drmlog'"`` --- My replies:

From 1830, No signal here, but weak at Brasília SDR, better at Bonaire
SDR, S5-S6, solid H2Ofall block 11905-11915 but not audible except
occasional bursts of noise. Nothing else heard, but Aoki/NDXC shows
what else is on 11910, hardly clear:

11910 1200-1300 CHN CHINA RADIO INTERNATIONA Amo Beijing 572 1-7
11910 1300-1357 CHN CHINA RADIO INTERNATIONA Eng Beijing 572 1-7
11910 2055-2400 J NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN Jap Ibaragi-Kog 1-7
11910 1400-1500 THA *jammed VOICE OF AMERICA Tib Udon Thani 1-7
11910 1800-1857 KRE Voice of Korea Fre Kujang 1-7
11910 1900-1957 KRE Voice of Korea Eng Kujang 1-7
11910 2000-2050 KRE Voice of Korea (KCBS) Kor Kujang 1-7

I go back to Brasília SDR --- how far is it really from the Rodeador
site? At 1924, some music is being heard at S9+15 and not // talk on
11780-AM, S9+20/30. DRM reads 14.06 kbps, 11.5 db SNR, mode B. Nothing
but music about 50% of the time but keeps going into oscillation,
dropping to silence and coming back as if nothing happened. The signal
is not fading much, if any, at local range. At the bottom of the box
there is a rotation of 3 or 4 one-line texts, about samba, drogas,
weather in São Paulo. At 1945 the SNR is 18.5 dB, but still same in &
out music. DRM sked menu still shows 11880. 1956, SNR is 22.4 dB,
S9+35, same in & out music only.

By 2110 the DRM noise is audible direct on my R75, S7-S8 vs noise
level of S5; while 11780-AM is S7-S8 also. And RHC has not yet come on
11880 for the 2100 French, but it is on by 2138 check in Brazuguese.
Something`s always wrong at RHC.

11910-DRM checked again via Brasília SDR at 2301, music remains
cutting on and off --- but mostly off. In fact from at least 2310
constantly listening, only a few notes of music cut on at 2318. Then
constantly tries to decode and fails. At 2333 I check for any QRM ---
yes, there is a weak AM carrier under the noise on 11910, presumably
Radio Japan until 2400, which is 300 kW at 290 degrees; but we know
how well NHK propagates backwards, and it`s almost antipodal to
Brasil. That may be enough to ruin this hardly robust DRM. But after
Yamata is off, at 0023 Dec 3, hardly any DRM decode. Still needs some
tweaking.

A major defect of the DRM concept is that it has to run inside the
otherwise AM SWBC bands, a big PR problem QRMing normal broadcasts,
making enemies instead of friends; and which altho thinning out are
still a hard place to find a clear frequency, especially for 24 hours
-- while there is plenty of space in the adjacent fixed utility bands
already occupied by various forms of digital transmission --- where
DRM belongs, if anywhere. Ordinary SW AM reception should not be
blasted inside the bands by this noise even if technically it is not
QRDRMing (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, Dec 2 at 2110, no signal from RHC which is supposed to
start French at 2100; eventually on by 2138 check in Brazuguese. At
least Brazil has moved its DRM testing to 11910, q.v. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13740, Dec 3 at 0050, RHC in wrong language, not Spanish but
English, which is supposed to be on 5040 only at this hour. Via
Brownsville TX TWR SDR, `Chariots of Fire` theme` JBA on 13740 // VG
5040. Tnx to tip from Steven Wiseblood in the RGV who was getting
13740 well earlier in the hour. Improved here by 0055. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ERITREA [non]. 17545.06, Wed Dec 2 at 1540, VP talk and music; 1550
it`s Horn-of-Africa music, 1553 announcement, 1556 more music until
1558*. Recorded but too poor to pick out any ID. Like last Wednesday,
suspected to be Bayto Yaikl clandestine, which is supposedly scheduled
on Saturdays only, when it was first heard. Now broker Jeff White of
RMI confirms that it`s also on Wednesdays at 1530; but I wonder if
it`s also via Issoudun. A week ago it was off-frequency+plus like
this, but need to check whether it`s the same offfrequenciness on
Saturdays. Despite problems like clickbeeping, none here, I don`t
recall any ISS transmitter being so far displaced on other known
broadcasts. See previous discussions at:
http://www.w4uvh.net/ghlogs_2020_1105_1111.txt
http://www.w4uvh.net/ghlogs_2020_1119_1125.txt
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 388-MCW kHz, Dec 2 at 0707 UT, ND beacon OK, which is
doubly okay, from OKmulgee - Preston, 25 watts. Not often heard. What
is Preston? ``Preston is an unincorporated community located in
Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, United States. The post office was
established December 13, 1909. It was named for an Okmulgee oilman,
Harry Preston. Wikipedia``. BTW, it`s a hard G in -gee, same as in
Muskogee, long O, accent on middle syllable (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1600 kHz, Dec 2 at 2140 UT, KUSH Cushing with
Americana music is already getting QRM in Vietnamese from KRVA The
Metroplex TX, still on 25 kW day power, skywave a sesquihour before
sunset (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1250, Dec 2 at 2143 UT, heavy SAH of about 4 Hz between
country music and other music. Spanish KYYS Kansas City normally
dominates; C&W around here are KRRD Fayetvil AR and KZHN Paris TX
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 11720, Dec 2 at 2112, VOA Grimesland with hyper African rock
music, S9/+10 off the back and overmodulated/distorted. What a pity
VOA prioritizes African music to Africa where there must be plenty of
African music on the radios already, rather than any kind of American
music of which there is a tremendous variety from classical to
country. VOA should fill this hour with a different American genre
each day of the week (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2062 monitoring: not airing Wed Dec 2 at 2100
on WRMI 7780, JBA something else, despite insistent listing on their
System F skedgrid -- and also on the no-frequency System D.

Not confirmed Wed Dec 2 at 2200:20.5 on WBCQ 7490.109V, but instead
2061 replays! This happens occasionally with WBCQ despite having 6
days to get the new edition programmed in; well, better than nothing.

Confirmed Wed Dec 2 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, which I check at Brasília
SDR since I have it running for 11910-DRM: S9+15/25, but fluttery and
hollow with disturbed propagation, at least well above the Cuban
jamming level.

Also confirmed UT Thu Dec 3 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair S5-S7 at
UTwente; 0057 ID after Slovakia claimed to be on 9395.

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 James F. Leppard, Anderson SC, for 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

New WOR 2063 should be ready by early UT Friday December 4 for first
broadcasts at 0130 on WRMIs 5010, 5850, 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15770, Dec 2 at 2120, no signal from this WRMI-9, which must
be off, while 15610 WEWN and even 15555-USB WJHR remain audible if
poorly. 15770 is supposed to run 1200-2400, but the only non-TOMBS and
non-SMTV variety programming hours worth hearing are 13-14 & 20-21
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5970, Dec 2 at 0652, S9+20 of dead air except for some
squeal, from WEWN Spanish, RCM; competing with 5085 WTWW-2 for
deadairness (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, Dec 2 at 0656, S9+40 of dead air except for some hum,
from WTWW-2, along with JBA spurs +/- ~13 kHz, competing with 5970
WEWN for deadairness (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6 as in last report:
I have not been able to pull it in directly by 0700 December 2, but:

There is a thread about this starting Nov 16 at:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,74397.0.html

including this one: ``Teotwaki Moderator DX Legend *****
Posts: 2190 Karma: +12/-1 California

« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2020, 2314 UTC »

Token has posted a YouTube video of receiving the DW Whooper at his
home along with a detailed description of beacon's characteristics.
https://youtu.be/LEKZDaD7J8g

"This is a pirate beacon, probably located in the US desert south
west. Some of these beacons have names, either given by the person who
built / place the beacon or given by listeners who monitor the
beacons, this one, at this time, is being called the "Desert Whooper",
for obvious reasons. The chirps have a distinctive, and one assume
intentional, non-linear chirp, or "whoop", and the CW ID is "DW".
This beacon was first reported on the associated forums on
HFUnderground in November, 2020. It is assumed that it started
operations about the same time.

The frequency of this beacon is 4095.6 kHz, and it consists of a
series of chirpy CW dashes, or short, frequency chirping, duration
carriers. Each dash shifts downwards in frequency by about 600 Hz from
start to stop. A "cycle" for this beacon has a CW ID consisting of the
letters "DW", followed by 22 chirping dashes, the first dash after the
CW ID is slightly longer than the other dashes. As far as I know,
whoever placed this beacon has not yet released any details of its
hardware. {was sweeping *upward* when I heard via Nevada --- gh}

Two other pirate beacons are seen in this video, a new and as yet
unnamed beacon on 4097.2 kHz consisting of 2 second long flat chirps,
and the long active Windy beacon in a failed mode.

Recorded at my location in the Mojave Desert of California, USA, on 26
November, 2020, 2353 UTC."

He has lots of neat beacons and other signals on videos which are
available at his channel``
https://www.youtube.com/user/FirstToken/videos

and

``Offline Teotwaki --- « Reply #11 on: November 21, 2020, 0036 UTC »
Glad you could hear DW on the KFS SDR. BTW I saw your Twitter posts
and this new beacon is unrelated to Stephen McGreevy’s “inyo whooper”.
He has written some long posts here and said he is quitting beacons
altogether. His beacons never had CW id’s and his whooper has been off
the air for quite a while. Logged Jim`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0121 UT December 3

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 1-2, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 02 2020

Hauser
** GUAM. 12085.013, Dec 1 at 1509, unknown language, S Asian? but
often pronouncing the word ``Bible`` as in English with long I, so
suspect a gospel huxter, S6-S9 and slightly off frequency. Aoki & EiBi
agree it`s KSDA AWR, but can`t agree on language: Lus in Aoki, MZ in
EiBi. His readme.txt leads to ``Mizo / Lushai: India-Mizoram (0.7m)
[lus]``, so that covers it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WO)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, Dec 1 at 1504, S7-S9 in presumed Kurdish,
apparent news with clips from Dengé Welat via PRIDNESTROVYE, also with
fast SAH from another carrier, but no other audio, probably Turkish
jammer; also some lite long-path echo as previously measured and
explained (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 11705, Dec 1 at 1507, S8-S9 Arabish talk, i.e.
Juba dialect from R. Tamazuj this hour via MADAGASCAR. Altho the
furthest landmass near our antipodes, we get lots of good reception
from this island, especially when beaming across Africa USward beyond
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 8502-USB, Dec 1 at *2315, NMG USCG New Orleans cuts on just
as scheduled in EiBi with marine weather, and better modulation than
last time when I thought it was 8501-USB. Apparently between several
voice broadcasts there are longer spans of fax from same? transmitter
listed as 8503.9. Is there still heavy usage of fax mode in this
context? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2062 monitoring: Next:

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 James F. Leppard, Anderson SC, for 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. We have discussed how WHRI is occupying 7490 at 0430-0600 so
WBCQ cannot --- yet its skedgrid claims to be on 7490 at 0400-0600
Tue-Sat at least, but I already confirmed by monitoring that the show
in question was axually airing on 6160v. However, I also confirmed
that WORLD OF RADIO was still on 6159.9v as of 0400 UT Monday November
30. But not any more. Larry Will of Area 51 tells us:

``Hi all, WBCQ has to change the long running show "Herald of Truth"
from our 7.490 MHz service to 6.160 MHz effective this Sunday. This
will displace the last hour of Area 51 on Sundays, so I've arranged to
move World of Radio and Hobart Radio International as follows:

World of Radio, was 0400 Monday, now 2300 Sunday
Hobart Radio International, was 0430 Monday, now 2330 Sunday
This change will be effective this Sunday, December 6. Regards, Lw``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, Dec 1 at 1516, WRMI-3 is still on after nominal 1500*
weekdays, in English interview talking glowingly about exports of
Taiwan, hostess YL with Spanish accent. This has got to be `Freedom
Synergy Radio`, not heard or reported in a few months, come to think
of it, since stopped new programming in August. I search for it on the
WRMI programming and skedgrid pages, and is now nowhere to be found.
Here`s my last log of it under the same circumstances, one UT hour
earlier during DST:

``9955, Aug 27 at 1418, WRMI prolonged today beyond nominal 1400* with
Freedom Synergy Radio talking about Taiwan in English. You never know
whether this webcast-only time will also get shortwaved``

So I suspect the automation has pulled out an old file to replay,
unless it has just been renewed. I also noticed 9955 on air early
today, I think during the 20 UT hour with TOMBS, contrary to sked
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4095+ CW, Dec 2 at 0110, upward sweep tones once a
second, and IDs as DW every 23 seconds. Monitored via WO7I SDR in
Winnemucca, Nevada, as tipped by Joe Caberlin, Ontario at 0054, he
having first heard it at 0032 via KFS SDR in CA on 4095.5.

I wonder if this is related to or same as the ``W`` beacon on 4102+
heard earlier this year as a ``weather`` beacon somewhere in the SW
desert, which also transmitted encoded beeps about temperature, wind,
battery charge, etc. I quickly find a current log of this on HF
Underground with more detail:

https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,74397.msg249403.html#msg249403

``Teotwaki Moderator DX Legend *****
Posts: 2190 Karma: +12/-1 California
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Re: New whooper beacon on 4095.6
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2020, 1710 UTC »
DW still sweeps low to high with the very first whoop going from
4095.65 to 4096.20 and the next 21 whoops from 4095.65 to 4096.1 KHz.
The CW ID of "DW" is still at the low end at 4095.65 but no longer has
that chirp on the first dash. Coming in S1 on the KFS Kiwi SE radio.
Logged Jim``.

I recheck at 0212 via NV remote and it`s better at S6-S7. Worse at
0236, S5-S6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6840-AM, Dec 2 at 0002, open carrier ex-6860, and in the
meantime I also had it on 6880 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6935-LSB, Dec 2 at 0004, 2-way in Brazuguese; one was
humsinging a bit making me wonder at first if it were a broadcast
pirate (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0242 UT December 2

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 30-December 1, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, December 01 2020

Hauser
** CANADA. 340-MCW kHz, Dec 1 at 0137 UT, dash and YY, 500-watt ND
beacon at Mont-Joli, Québec; louder than my 25?-watt local EI on 341.
Mont Joli is not even in closest QC but way up on the Gaspé Peninsula,
right bank of the St-Laurent, 2761 km = 1715 statute miles. Not much
else from Canada audible now (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6950, Nov 30 at 1500, RHC again on wrong-punch frequency,
nothing on 9650; S7-S9, also with het from an open carrier on 6948.0,
pirate jamming? 6950 still at 1538 but no 6948. Something`s always
wrong at RHC. 6950 had also happened again the morning of Nov 29 at
1330, reported by Chris Smolinski; and by Ivo Ivanov at 1350 with a
Boca Ratón SDR. Ivo also Nov 30 after 1200; and by Wolfgang Büschel at
1243 via a Rochester NY SDR where it was 4 Hz high. Would it rerepeat
the evening of Nov 30? No, not heard around 0115 UT December 1. If
neither frequency be heard, could be another lysdexic sloppyrator
mixup, possibilities: 6590, 5690, 5960, 6059, 6095, 9560, 9605, 9506,
9065, 9056, 0569, 0659, 0695, 0956, 0965 --- did I miss any? Etc.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 1 at 0112, RHC English is S7/S9+10 but suptorted
and JBM; only possible // 9700 is JBA, maybe RHC too. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 4980, Dec 1 at 0156, JBA carrier; could WRMI-4 be
back ex-silent 11710? Quick way to find out is checking the other
three 60m frequencies of PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi`s four language services
which always arrive as a group, and there they are, also JBACs: 5060,
4850, 4500. I was thinking it a bit late to propagate, but not,
especially in winter, with LSR at 0124. That`s 9:24! local time, as
the Beijing Han imperialists force all of China to go by UT+8, even
the west which ought to be UT+6 by longitude; amounts to double-DST
yearound. But that`s the least of Uyghur problems, facing cultural
genocide and brainwashing to wipe out Islam (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Re my obs of K17JN-D Enid changes, Trip Ericson
replies: ``Good morning, Thanks. I've updated K17JN-D accordingly on
RabbitEars. I'd never heard of QVTV either, but I think I tracked it
down.

The way it's supposed to work is that any program that has captions
are supposed to be passed through. Local programming for small enough
stations, or networks under a certain size who produce their own
programming and would have to pay to have that specific programming
captioned, are exempt. There's more to it than that, but I'm not
familiar with the ins and outs. Have a great one, and stay safe. -
Trip`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SPAIN. 684, Dec 1 at 0140, strongest of JBA carriers, enough for
some audio in Castilian, then jazz, and // 774, i.e. RNE1 network,
Sevilla, and on the upper, Valencia strongest among synchros (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 475v-MCW kHz, Dec 1 at 0120 UT, WA4SZE/BEACON in very slow
CW, as we are amid another sporadic spurt of activity. Easy copy as
seems quite stronger than your MW/LW aerobeacons. It`s at WWRB / ATC
airstrip in Manchester, TN, a plaything of Dave Frantz on the
so-called 630-meter hamband (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2062 monitoring: confirmed Monday
November 30 from 1900:43 on IRRS 7290 Bulgaria, S9+5/15 via UTwente.
Prelude: *1856:10 open carrier on; 1859:53 IRRS ID with Milano Box,
1900:15 FSN headlines, then WOR. Usual rough modulation but intact
past 1915, less splash than usual as no signal on 7295 from CRI, but
still plenty from 7280 Vietnam despite 10 kHz away, especially when
musicking. Best in SynchAM at 5.59 kHz bandwidth but VOV ACI
inevitable. It`s S9+20 as I continue impressed by their signal into W
Europe direct from Hanoi, 100 kW over an all-overland Eurasian path.

As for no 7295, HFCC shows that as 500 kW due west from Urumqi, CRI
English at 1900-2000. Maybe it`s one of the transmitters off for
maintenance until December 10, as they had notified German service
listeners about other frequencies. Urumqi = East Turkistan, land of
Chicom imperialist cultural genocide and brainwashing of imprisoned
Uyghurs.

WOR 2062 also confirmed UT Tuesday December 1 at 0100 on WRMI 7780,
S9+10 into UTwente, but VP S7-S8 here.

NOT confirmed UT Tue Dec 1 at 0200 on WRMI 9955, too poor to be sure
here, but via Pardinho Brasil SDR, it`s a gospel huxter in English.
WOR was unexpectedly added to sked grid at this time only a few weeks
ago and still shows there; easy go, easy come.

Also confirmed UT Tue Dec 1 at 0330 on WRMI 5800, VG S9/+15 to Bonaire
SDR. Next:

2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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** VENEZUELA. 6906.06, Dec 1 at 0200, JBA carrier direct, looks like
ROCV could be back; but nothing there when I get around to checking
Bonaire SDR at 0320 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search Dec 1 at 0122-0133:
531, 558, 576(2), 612, 621, 639, 684*, 693, 774(2), 801, 855(2),
882(2), 891, 909, 936(2), 954 & 963 despite 960 local, 999, 1017,
1044, 1053(2), 1107(2), 1125(2), 1152, 1179, 1215(2), 1224, 1251,
1296(2), 1305(2), 1431, 1575(2). (2) = at least two signals beating.
*strongest, see SPAIN (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0341 UT December 1

 

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