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Glenn Hauser logs January 2-3-4, 2024  View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 04 2024

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 5940.150, Jan 2 at 2303, presumed the variable R. Voz
Missionária, JBA in Portuguese? with less splatter than usual from
5935 WWCR which can also put a spur circa 5940.2 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CANADA. 28174 CW, Jan 3 at 2138, EEEEs VVV DE VE1VDM/B, picked
among many 10m hambeacons audible. WI5V list: ``28.174 VE1DVM C TRURO,
NOVA SCOTIA, CA, 1.2 min CW, then QSY to QRSS and WSPR-CW bands in
sequence``. But NO listing at QRZ.com with or without the /B. This
hardly ever happens, but it is optional, non-official, after all. And
commercial (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9440, Jan 3 at 2143, no signal from R. Cairo sesquihour in
English; something`s egregious in Egypt (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. 11610, Jan 2 at 2316, S9+20/30 of dead air: yet again
MWV fails to turn off at 2258* after Arabic. Something`s maladjusted
at Mahajanga (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 660, Jan 3 until 0711, song ``Gloria`` in English, nice to
hear after a long time; ID as ``Esto es ABC Deportes``, and another
song in English, ``Can`t Help Falling In Love With You``, hardly
sports in Spanish as branded! Fades down with a 2.5 Hz SAH =
150/minute. 0725 a song in Spanish, may or may not be same station,
then ``Killing Me Softly``. 0732 fuller ID with AM and FM frequencies
but could not copy them. IRCA Mexican Log shows the only 660 by that
name is XEFZ, Monterrey NL, supposedly off the air after 0600, 10/1
kW. MWoffsets shows XEFZ on 659.9981 as of 2019y. KSKY TX and KTNN AZ
both on 660.0002 as of 2023, i.e. 2.1 Hz away from XEFZ. BTW there are
no XEs at all on 670, 680. This was on a household radio with internal
antenna only, positioned to null E/W (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Wed Jan 3 at 2300, token English from SNR: after news,
interview with creator of an animated film with music but no dialog;
and then about the drought in Catalonia. VG direct (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 2 at 2302, no signal direct from VOT, apparently
AWOL; altho did not get around to checking later in hour or via
remotes.

6125, Jan 3 amid 0400 English, noted on the air as I tuned past it.

5960, Jan 3 at 2326, no signal into UTwente or Maryland SDR, again.
Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13563.5 CW, Jan 2 at 2312, dash and PCO, the Pine, ColoradO
beacon JBA instead of usually nothing audible on this band. LWCA list
shows 13563.49~ at DM79ij, reported 2023/11. Much more about this in
my last log of April 14, 2023 at 2225 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 28248 CW, Jan 3 at 2141, among many 10m hambeacons I pick
this one: DE KG2GL/B. Sure of frequency but WI5V list is 2 kHz below:
``28.246 KG2GL I NUTLEY, NEW JERSEY # 5W, RINGO VERTICAL`` QRZ.com:
``KG2GL USA flag USA, Anthony J Testa, Jr, 173 Conover Ave, Nutley, NJ
07110 USA -- I operate a ten meter beacon full time on 28.246. I would
appreciate all SWL/RST reports via e-mail tonyqrp1@gmail.com`` - See
also CANADA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2223 monitoring: confirmed UT
Wednesday January 3 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, S9/+10 into Missouri SDR; as
usual a bit of extraneous music between the ID and WOR starting.

Also confirmed Wednesday January 3 at 1515 the 1500 on WRMI 9955,
S7/S9 with no jamming audible -- continuing the unscheduled airing as
heard on 3 of 4 Weds in Dec; instead of scheduled 1500 Thursdays.

Also confirmed Wednesday January 3 at 2200 on WBCQ 7489.950, S9+10
direct. Next:

0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW

Thanks this week to William T Hassig, Mt Prospect IL, for a generous
check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

** U S A. 6115, Jan 2 at 2322, WWCR-1, S9+30/40, but just as suptorted
as the other #1 frequencies, 15685 earlier, 3215 later. Unfortunately,
this affects one broadcast each of `Frecuencia al Día` and `VORW`,
otherwise disposable gospel huxters, per program guide already redated
January 1. Lou Johnson also notes this Jan 3: ``6115 Audio is in the
toilet! Hope they don't charge people for that! Lou KF4RCA``. I
recheck UT Jan 4 at 0034 into Maryland SDR: S9/+12 but dead air, then
extremely suptorted modulation peaks unreadable. Something`s nauseous
at Nashville. And they haven`t noticed? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 9960, Jan 3 at 0447, JBA carrier direct, presumed evidence
of R. Vanuatu; vs S9+10 intermittent local noise bursts (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0042 UT January 4

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 2, 2024  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 03 2024

Hauser
** CUBA. RHC not found on *any* frequency, Jan 2, 2315-2317, notably
absent 15230 and 11760. Nowhere else on 15, 13, 11, 9 or 6 MHz bands.
But CRI relays still going on 13650 music, 5990 undermodulated.
Something`s very wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 11514.903, Jan 2 at 1703, Hikari FM, pirate in AZ or
Sonora, S7/S9 with vocal music, Japanese? into KFS SE antenna. Some
talk by hi-pitched YL? voice. 1829 brief intro in English of a song.
Recheck at 2305 still a JBA carrier direct on 11514.9. Seems to be on
air long hours, day and night? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 329 MCW kHz, Jan 2 at 0738 UT, PMV, 25-watt NDB at
Plattsmouth NE.

338 MCW kHz, Jan 2 at 0739 UT, RYN, 400-watt NDB at Tucson/Ryan AZ. I
was tuned to 335-USB! Last time logged was Sept 7, 2022 at 0705 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2223 monitoring: confirmed UT
Tuesday January 2 at 0346 the 0330 on WRMI 7780, S7/S8 into Maryland
SDR, way off the SW beam. The KiwiSDRs in Louisiana and Durango2 are
still absent; TWR RGV Brownsville useless, 7780 JBA in noise.

Also confirmed Tuesday January 2 at 1417 the 1400 on WRMI 9955, S9+
direct.

As of January 2, uniqueradio.biz website says: ``THE STATION IS
CURRENTLY OFF AIR DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THE OWNERS CONTROL. NB:
Streaming will also be on outside of the usual schedule. 24/7.
ALTERNATIVE STREAM: http://15343.cloudrad.io:9270 96K Bitrate Unique
Radio AU``

Next:
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB [SW suspended]
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB [previous #2222]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [unsked but confirmed Dec 6-13-20]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW or 5130v?
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW

Thanks this week to William T Hassig, Mt Prospect IL, for a generous
check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 2 at 0435:
891, 1107 - likely Algeria, Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0027 UT January 3

 

Glenn Hauser logs Dec 31, 2023-Jan 1, 2024  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 02 2024

Hauser
WRTH 2024 CONTRIBUTOR GLENN HAUSER

I was invited to write a page about myself for the WRTH 2024. It
appears on pages 8-9, and here:
https://www.w4uvh.net/GlennHauser_WRTH2024.pdf

That and other articles by or about me can be found atop this page:
http://worldofradio.com/ghwrites.html

And abottom this page:
http://worldofradio.com/audiomid.html

73, Glenn Hauser

WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST

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

1) Spain - REE: Updated link to English language podcasts (old link
only lists podcasts up to 2 Dec)
2) USA - WBCQ: Added link to Marion's Attic web page
The next update is scheduled for early February
Best wishes and 73, Alan Roe

** ANDORRA [non]. Re 7540, R. Andorra via ARMENIA, with unknown QRM,
Dec 31, Wolfgang Bueschel suggests: ``There is a 2nd signal (jammer?)
on fqy - some BUZZY 57 Hertz on lower sideband of 7540 kHz, in
excellent PERSEUS SDR one could hear terrible music audio tone
quality. Reminds me on similar music transmission via Gavar Yerevan
for DSWCI and RMRClubs some 5-10 years back, with bad results.
Undoubtedly I HEARD a CO-CHANNEL signal on 7539.943 kHz tonight at
21.00-21.30 UT time slot, so US AGM monitoring had this to log at
Seoul KOR embassy file in the 30 mins schedule:
2023-12-31 21:04:27 capture: AM 7540 (XXX) WBT VARI
The interfering stn on 7539.943 kHz left the air - around 21.30 UTC.
Tashkent on co-ch schedule 21.00-21.30 UT ??? wb. 73 wolfie`` Of
course, UZBEKISTAN is typically off-frequency-minus like that (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 11780, Jan 1 at 0230, RNA is off the air as usual, circa
0200* instead of nominal 0300 UT = local midnight, depriving us of any
ZYNY celebrations. It`s not because of summer DST, because that`s no
longer observed. What else? 4985 RBC is S4/S5, unusable; 9665v &
11750v RVM would normally be sufficient, but not tonight, VP with
propagation disturbance, not only direct, but none any better into
Bonaire! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, Jan 1 at 0414, RHC suptorted and also breaking up in
apparent English, S9+30/40. Wiggle that patchcord! This time no +/- 10
parasitic spurs. A great way to celebrate anniversary of The failed
Revolution. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ECUADOR. 6050, Mon Jan 1 at 0401, no signal from HCJB an hour
before 2024y, still missing for at least a sesquiweek. Normal sked was
until 0235* except extended to 0500* on UT Sun & Mon. EiBi has it
reversed as if until 0500* on weekdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 11514.9, Jan 1 at 2326, JBA carrier, no doubt the
signature of Hikari FM, pirate in Arizona or Sonora; he really needs
more power than a dekawatt (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Dec 31 at 2258 tune-in to REE, huge excitement in NY
celebration, campanas at 2300 as 2024y arives; no doubt live relay of
domestic network, and REE does not cut off at 2300, the regular Sunday
closing time. By 2302 it`s back to studio DJs for variety of music for
the occasion, unknown for how much prolonged (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Mon Jan 1 at 2300, back to usual token English from
SNR M/W/F. No news happens on a holiday, so soon into interview with
author of a book about Uruguayan rugby players plane crash in the
Andes, now a movie released by Netflix Jan 4; after we still hear
taped but retired Justin Coe with contact info including whatsapp.
BTW, I don`t subscribe to Netflix or any other premium
video/streaming. Already I have not enough time to digest all the
other, ``free`` media (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960.005, Jan 1 at 2305, VOT is not off, S9+10/20 direct
but still too noisy for pleasant listening. Into UTwente, S9+35 at
s/off 2353 with all-wrong +3h schedule, 2355 IS once and off
uncovering Chinese from XJPBS, std denunciation. VOT is usually
varying a few centiHertz below .005, but today above. Meanwhile I`m
munching on some Dried Mediterranean Apricots, product of Turkiye, via
ALDI Gold Emblem brand, well within 2-year shelflife (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U K [non]. 11825, Dec 31 at 2359, BBC via PHILIPPINES is JBA but we
can hear BigBen chimes as 2024y arrives by GMT; chops off air at
regular time 2400* before full toll can be heard! Tnx a lot, USAGM.
Reception of the 23-24 relay is normally much better but there has
been a propagation disturbance. And because of this we did not get to
hear WWV at 0000, so made do with 0001 January 1, 2024 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2223 monitoring: confirmed UT
Monday January 1, 2024 at 0057 the 0030 on WRMI 7780, S7/S9 into
Maryland SDR.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 1 at 0400 on Area 51 via WBCQ
6159.922 as measured direct, S9+20. Next:

0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to SW
1400 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB [previous #2222]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [unsked but confirmed Dec 6-13-20]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW or 5130v?
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW

Thanks this week to William T Hassig, Mt Prospect IL, for a generous
check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 1 at 0408:
684, 711, 774, 891 only - likely Spain, Western Sahara, Spain; Algeria
strongest (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1521, Jan 1 at 2320 UT, JBA carrier het to KOKC; don`t
usually check for 9/kHz TAs this early, even before LSS today at 2327.
Wonder if the 2-megawatt Sa`udi supposedly to 2230* be on later?
Nothing else of note in perfunctory bandscan, nor anything of
significant power in Eu/Af/ME on MWlist. But then there is that 500 kW
of CRI Russian from Hutubi, Asia = near Urumqi, EAST TURKISTAN, std
denunciation, but its sked supposedly only 00-02 & 11-20, on early?
LSR at Urumqi today 0144, so its morning broadcast should be quite
possible into much of North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED [non]. Long ago, NYE as well as Xmas eve were prime times
for special broadcasts from tropical stations -- on later than usual
or all-night; even temporary reactivations for the holidays. But not
any more. Jan 1 at 0234 I bandscan the entire 120, 90 and 60m bands
without encountering anything unusual - indeed, hardly anything at
all, as what few stations remain are more likely to take time OFF than
on, notably 4885 R. Clube do Pará, which has been gone since before
Xmas, and we can only hope that`s temporary (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0232 UT January 2, 2024

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 31, 2023  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 31 2023

Hauser
** ANDORRA [non]. 7540, Dec 31 at 2015, the R. Andorra NYE special via
ARMENIA is good into UTwente with big band music. 2100+, `Blue Suede
Shoes``, really Elvis? More rock, some in French, like a ``Mambo``
song at 2115. But rather distorted, bad for music, also hum and CCI
undercurrent altho nothing else sked except in EiBi, irr. Brazilian
pirate R. Alpha Centauri, 24h, surely not. Andorra sked until 2400
with a power boost at 2200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, further monitoring of LRA36, UT Dec
31: still at 0118, S9/+15 into Argentine remote; not recheck until
0258 when it`s off or outfaded. Walt Salmaniw says it went off at
0206* in mid-sentence. Ron Howard says power is 300 watts with a
rhombic antenna, they told Ralph Perry. I guess it`s aimed northish so
we get some gain out of that (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 4885, Dec 31 at 0338, R. Clube do Pará is still off. All we
get is a JBA carrier from 4985 RBC vs the RTTY plus. WRTH 2024 lists
four other 60m ZYs so possibly active tho rarely reported, on 4875,
4885, 4905, 5035 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 4765, Dec 31 at 0338, R. Progreso is off, despite its already
limited sked of 0130-0500; and 5025, Rebelde continues off.
Somethings` very wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** DENMARK. 243 kHz, Dec 31 at 1615, DR Kalundborg is VG into UTwente,
for last minutes on the air; special programming but all in Danish,
now a scratchy old recording of something. 1659 woman speaking, the
queen to finalize it. Punxuated by rustling sounds, flipping pages of
her script? 1713 crowd applause, and national anthem for only about
one minute; military commands; 1715 YL announcer seems upset, or is
that the Q again. Talking about a pianist, composition. 1716 piano
plays, is that starting with the interval signal? 1719 still on,
switching to violin. Pauses and more music, wide variety of different
instruments, variations on the IS. Long pauses between iterations, so
we never know which will be the final note forever.

Roger Thauer, Germany, posted an English translation from this about
the QNY speech tradition:

https://www.kongehuset.dk/nyheder/bagom-h-m-dronningens-nytaarstale-47896
Certainly not all about the LW transmitter closing, but maybe She
mentioned it. BTW, She`s abdicating as of Jan 14. Translation of the
speech itself pending.

UTwente displays a synchlock on 242999.75 Hz, with the last digit
plus/minus 1, i.e. extremely stable. 1735 finally stops, and carrier
cut about 1735.7* UT. Someone probably timed it to the exact second
without internet delay: Harald Kuhl says 1735:45*. Now some splatter
from adjacent frequency 252 Algeria is audiblized. Goodbye, Denmark!
BTW, I have never had a trace direct of any AfroEurAsian LWBC, even
the superpowers, yet I have heard 25-watt LW beacons at hundreds of
km. WRTH 2024 shows 243 was down to only 50 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** PUERTO RICO. 391 MCW kHz, Dec 31 at 0418 UT, DDP, 1 or 2-kW NDB at
San Juan/Dorado, again at 3677 km = 2284 stmi. Must be alert for 369
ZDX Antigua, 323 TAB T&T (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 353 MCW kHz, Dec 31 at 0417 UT, LI, 400-watt NDB at Little
Rock AR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2223 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday December 31 at 0100 on WRMI 9955, S9+10/20 into Missouri SDR.
Also checked at 0118 on same Argentine SDR getting LRA36, and we`re
S9/+15.

Also confirmed UT Sunday December 31 from 0527 the nominal 0415 on
WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, S9+20 into nearby SDR and well audible direct.
This time the Houston AMSAT net from nom. 0300 ran until 0513, then 12
minutes of ARRL news from Friday.

Missed zzz checking the Sun Dec 31 at 1130 on WRMI 9955; anyone hear
it?

Also confirmed Sunday December 31 at 2100 on IRRS SW via AM Italia,
1323 kHz, S9+5 into UTwente, no co-channel QRM. Next:

2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to SW
1400 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB [previous #2222]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [unsked but confirmed Dec 6-13-20]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW or 5130v?
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW

Thanks this week to William T Hassig, Mt Prospect IL, for a generous
check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

** U S A. 9300+, Dec 31 at 0355, WRMI splatter audible at least this
far down with a minor peak; modulation spikes match 9455 believed to
be the source, but at this hour gospel huxter is // on 9395 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 3215, Dec 31 at 0335, WWCR-1 is S9/+25 but JBM/suptorted
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085: George McClintock called Dec 31 with the latest from
WTWW: from my hastily scribbled notes: running 60 kW on 23-05 UT
nominal schedule. There was a frozen tuning cap on the #1 [other]
transmitter. The ex-Continental engineer ran out of time, needs to
come back for another day in 2024, when #1 could run 90 kW. Also plans
to work on a Harris transmitter. KTWR Guam engineer is currently
visiting Nashville two blox from George to look after someone. KVOH
let the Harris they got melt down and disposed as scrap. WTWW has two
transmitters from KNLS; might could put one of them for sale on EBay.
Sale of property is stalled but still available. Antenna for #3
transmitter is axually on adjacent property, feedline OK. Feedlines
for 1 and 2 are sagging, need to be pulled up out of reach for safety.
Has potential client for 9475 but can`t get it to run more than 10 kW
yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1580, Dec 31 at 0404 UT, Mexmx is dominant. Onceuponatime
the obvious source would have been 50 kW clear channel XEDM
Hermosillo, Sonora. This loops NW/SE, so all of Mexico is outruled,
and most likely TX or CO. Per NRC AM Log, all the USSS on 1580 are
also religious, in wrong direxion, or too far -- except KFCS Colorado
Springs. Segués of tune after tune, some romantic; finally 0415 quick
talk, mentions buena? So a Ke Buena? 0425 another. No, this is `El
Tigre` but sub-slogan on website is ``La que toca puras buenas``.
10000/140 watts both ND but this is no mere 140 watts, surely stuck on
10 kW day power. Site is SSE of CS between Security-Widefield, and
Fountain (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Dec 31 from 0359:
774, 855, 891, 909, 999, 1098, 1107 - most likely Spain, Algeria,
maybe UK (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2128 UT December 31 - HNY

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 30-31, 2023  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 31 2023

Hauser
** AFGHANISTAN [non]. 7495, Dec 30 at 0153, growing signal hinders
7490 WBCQ as heard S7/S9 via nearby remote in NH. This is R. Ashna via
KUWAIT from 0130 in Pashto to be followed by Dari at 0200-0230, so
also reaching far beyond and in wrong direxion (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, Dec 31 at 0012, LRA36 with rock music,
S8/9+5 into Argentine SDR. Otherwise occupied, not checked earlier
this Saturday. 0013 outro program credits. 0014 too fast Morse code,
and sign-on! ``a partir de este momento``, multi-lingual RNASG ID,
starting playback of entire 6-hour broadcast? But for how long this
week? Walt Salmaniw first reported it at 2145 Dec 30, and other North
Americans were getting it direct. So am I at 0020 check but unusable,
S5 like the band noise level. Likely on air from before 1800 as usual
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ASCENSION. 21630, Dec 30 at 1620, extremely excited announcer and
crowd; must be a stupid ballgame, BBC relay wasting resources upon.
Probably also on 25900 from UKQOGBANI but JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CHINA [and non]. 11565 & 11565, Dec 30 at 1621, two strong signals
colliding in Chinese, partly with music. It`s RFA Mandarin via TINIAN
and CNR1 jamming at 16-19 per EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 30 at 0722, RHC still on, S9+25/30 but just barely
modulated in English --- AND flanked by much weaker parasitic spurs
plus and minus 10 kHz with their own fading, circa S6/S7 on 5990,
S4/S5 on 6010, the upper not to be confused with slightly
off-frequency Brasil. This explains my unID 5990 carrier Dec 15 at
0458, when 6000 was also on but did not notice then a 6010 match. Must
be the transmitter once on 11850 in the tardes, always also flanked by
weak parasites on 11840 & 11860 -- and before that same except all 10
kHz higher. Recently, Wolfgang Bueschel also found such a triad 1 Hz
below 15220/15230/15240 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ETHIOPIA [non]. 15710.1, Dec 30 at 1617, S8/9+5 of algo talk, no
doubt the Saturday-only Moresh Voice of Amhara clandestine via RMI via
defective Issoudun, FRANCE transmitter, tho still missing from WRMI
website. It does show another one daily except Sundays at 1600-1630 on
17685, Amhara Radio International, but I didn`t check that in time
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 11514.9, Dec 30 at 1620, algo JBA direct, as we now
know is pirate Hikari FM from Arizona or Sonora. Not bad, of course,
if only 10 watts. He may be running this long hours, all day? Still
JBA carrier at 0021 Dec 31 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, KUCO FM, strange stuff, early Saturday Dec 30 which
I often check late and overnight when I`m awake: at 0655 UT, sounds
like ambient `space music`! So instead of usual `Overnights with Peter
Van De Graaf` syndicated from Chicago, is `Music from the Hearts of
Space` running later than scheduled 05-06 UT Sat?? No, soon outro for
`Beyond the Barrier`, but to continue for another hour on some
stations, which it does here after 0700! Another check at 1000, still
no PVDG but instead the video game music show, which is no longer on
the KUCO sked anywhen. I can`t remember the exact title and now can
find it nowhere, not even at publicradiofan.com

Inspecting the current KUCO sked,
https://www.kucofm.com/program-grid/
I see some other changes, Jahrwechsel already underway: `Feminine
Fusion` from WCNY has vanished, the show by a colleague of Marie Lamb.
Oops, there`s `Beyond the Barrier`, supposedly Saturday at 6-7 am CT =
12-13 UT, when I was asleep, rather than the time I really heard it.
Was KUCO automation totally off-timed?! Looks like `MFTHOS` has
competition or maybe successor? More about BTB:
https://beyondthebarrier.net/

BTW, last Saturday, KUCO dumped out of `Tannhäuser` from The Met, long
before the ~4.5 hour opera was really over, maybe fooled by an
intermission. I wasn`t trying to listen to it straight thru, but did
notice Lane Whitesell`s post-Met fill music show was already running
by 2130? UT; after quite a while, limped abruptly back to Met. Also,
once last week they couldn`t remember what day it was, instead playing
one of their own `Day to Remember` episodes a week old instead of
current date. Tsk2 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. After noticing DTV signals from Tulsa area in with a
tropo boost, I scan FM on caradio and as expected, that market`s FMs
are also in solid on several frequencies, notably 92.9, but at 1840 UT
Dec 30 I hear a new? call in passing, KRQD, then Tulsa adstring. FCC
FM Query shows ex-KBEZ but no call change date. Axually it happened at
``midnight`` [before or after?] Labor Day Sept 4, 2023 as explained
here:

https://radioinsight.com/headlines/258367/92-9-tulsa-drives-off-into-a-river/

Another new? twist, at 1859 UT, 106.1 ID as Twister and inviting
requests via app. That`s KTGX Owasso. I still miss classical KCMA
onceuponatime on 106.1. That went away in 1994y per glimpse of a Tulsa
World story before its paywall blox. Same frequency, but must be a
different Facility as FCC FM Query does not show KCMA calls as
predecessor to KTGX, rather KQLL in 1990-2009y (Glenn Hauser, Enid,
WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. APRS map shows some area tropo enhancement morning of Dec
30, but do not get around to DTV bandscan until 1827 UT, when there
are several BAD signals, and one decoding nicely, RF26 with CBS
sports, i.e. KOTV 6-1, along with KQCW-SD on 6-2, News on 6 on 6-3.
But not for long. Rabbitears.info shows same trio also on RF19 and
RF30, neither making it now -- only 1 kW ERP and nowhere near Tulsa,
rather McAlester OK and Caney KS - but not separate calls? (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** PUERTO RICO [non]. Re my log of DDP on 391 kHz: ``Hi Glenn!
According to the RXX database at
https://rxx.classaxe.com/en/rna/signals
eight Caribbean beacons have been logged in the past year. Of these,
ZDX on 369 kHz from Antigua and TAB on 323 kHz from Trinidad and
Tobago are the two most frequently logged after DDP on 391 kHz. With
the high noise levels at your QTH, you may have to wait for auroral
conditions to log them. Steve Howe, Saint Albans, VT`` (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 6125.004, Dec 30 at 0414, NO signal direct from VOT English
to N America. Something`s erroneous at Emirler. But recheck 0440 into
UTwente, now it`s on at S9+35/45 with same `Feeling Supreme/The
Healing Spring` as heard 5 hours earlier on 5960, foods good for lung
health. Same offset, likely same transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [non]. 5960.000, Dec 30 at 2343 check via UTwente, no VOT,
probably AWOL entire hour; rather, nothing but S9/+10 Chinese from
XJPBS, EAST TURKISTAN, std denunciation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K Q O G B A N I. 17745, Dec 30 at 1618, JBA talk from algo: per
EiBi it`s BBC Somali, Saturday only 1430-1730 out of Woofferton (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2223 monitoring: confirmed UT
Saturday December 30 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, S9+15/33 into Missouri
SDR.

Also confirmed Saturday December 30 at 1700 on WRN N America
webcast.

Lesley Illingworth, UK, reports to WOR iog at 1842 Dec 30: ``Shortwave
Radio from Winsen, Germany, 3975: Listening to CQ Serenade at 18:00z.
First they carried about 20min of ARN News, some Germany DX programe
following. At 18.30z suprisingly WOR with Glenn. Hope this will be a
permanent event. Listening via Twente. It seems like they have daily
repeats of the show. But nothing on their website concerning times. I
try to contact them tomorrow. Have a happy new year at your tuning
knobs, chaps. 73's Lesley`` --- news to me, gh!

Also confirmed Saturday December 30 at 2033 the 2030v on WA0RCR, 1860
AM, Wentzville MO, VG S9+18 into nearby Warrenton SDR. Also close but
not sunchronized on WRMI webcast only; and on WRN N America webcast.
Next:

0100 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
0330vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0600]
1130 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed by
Cuba?]
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to SW
1400 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB [previous #2222]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [unsked but confirmed Dec 6-13-20]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW or 5130v?
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW

Thanks this week to William T Hassig, Mt Prospect IL, for a generous
check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

** U S A. WBCQ survey before `AAAWWW`, UT Sat Dec 30 from 0050 into NH
remote with accurate calibration compared to WWV:

6160 -67 Hz = 6159.933, S9+10 of dead air! SAWA; not with `AAAWWW`
later
7490 -46 Hz = 7489.954, S9/+18 of `FKB Sermon Time`
5130 +444 Hz = 5130.444, S7/S9 of `ATATT`
3265 +125 Hz = 3265.125, S9/+10 of `FKB` // 7490, tho not sked
9330.001, S7/9+5, WLCR in Portuguese

From 0100 I start listening to `AAAWWW` on 3265+ tho it`s also on 5
and 7 now. Refers to `New Year Eve eve`, so it`s new. Allan is in
frigid Maine, and Angela is ``with me`` but obviously via phoneline,
so really still in Deland of Fla. He wastes no time in diving right
into politix as in what needs to happen in 2024, and spot chex later
in the hour show nothing but heated delusional Trumpist political
ranting, against ``puppet`` Biden.

By 0153 I notice that 7490 is losing out to ACI from 7495, which is R.
Ashna, Kuwait in Pashto from 0130: at least as heard in NH.

At 0156 he finally chex the mail: a couple endorsing his POV. Pause,
and then a `negative` one from Jerry, pointing out that T**** says he
wants to be a dictator and admires other dictators past and present.
Altho this is patently obvious, A&A pooh-pooh that idea and deride
Jerry. They keep going overtime more than usual until 0203 JIP Hal
Turner (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0047 UT December 31

 

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