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Glenn Hauser logs December 17-18-19, 2019  View Printable Version 
Thursday, December 19 2019

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 6180, Dec 18 at 0009, RNA on again, in the clear before
CRI/CUBA hits by 0100; slightly better than // 11780 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Dec 18 at 1924 and still at 0255 Dec 19, CHU
back on this air! To stay this time? Last time I heard it was Nov 29
but only briefly, gone again. System status as of 0215 UT Dec 19
https://nrc.canada.ca/en/chu-short-wave-station/
shows 7850 back on air as of Dec 17 at 1430 but think we would have
noticed it earlier if really on to stay by then (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, Dec 18 at *0000:24, RHC Spanish cuts on the air with
frequency schedule, interrupted by modulation and/or carrier cutting
off and on and off and on again; S9+30 when on. Something`s always
wrong at RHC. So WRMI, q.v., could still safely use 6060 before 0000
as still claimed on its skedgrid, but now on 9425 instead (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. 13630, Dec 18 at 1856, S9+10/20 open carrier, 1900 sharp
China-Plus sign-on in English, first news about Macau; also weaker //
11640 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Dec 17 until 2354:46.5* approx., R. Chaski carrier
cutoff under Cuban noise jamming despite no OCB; that would make it 2
seconds earlier than two nights ago, averaging only one per, so maybe
in margin of error (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15225, Dec 18 at 1515, ME music with flutter. Had not
noticed this before next to RHC, but it`s SBC program 1 from 1500 per
EiBi, from 1450 per Aoki/NDXC, from 1500 per HFCC, 500 kW, 295 degrees
to NW Africa. JBA by 1549. Most of the daytime, 19m is a deadband
except for Cuba and bits of the few US stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2012 monitoring: confirmed Wed Dec
18 from 2100:20 on WBCQ 7490.045v, soon remarking that 576 kHz Algeria
is 600 kW, 30x the power of another FM station on AM, WSB with 50 kW;
make that only 12x! It`s hard to imagine any American MW station
running 600 kW.

Also confirmed UT Thu Dec 19 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, VP S7-S9 in noise.

First airings of WOR 2013 should be:
Fri 0900 on Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
Fri 2300 on WRMI 9955
Sat 0130 on WRMI 5010 5850 7780
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9425, Dec 17 at 2302 & 2352, Dec 18 at 0002, SMTV on WWMI
new frequency remains on the air as I first reported yesterday; but
I`m out and don`t check whether it`s really the new RAE in Spanish
frequency too after 0100 Dec 18.

WRMI skedgrid late Dec 18 still shows no 9425! Just imaginary 6060 at
2100-2400 and 5800 at 0000-0200. 6060 BTW is neither occupied by RHC
until *0000:24 Dec 18 cut on with frequency schedule.

9425, Dec 18 at 2157, SMTV is already on as expected, and in case
there were any doubt, 2159.5 WRMI ID by Zanotti. 2351 SMTV still
audible, but by 0128 Dec 19 recheck inaudible, apparently faded out
like the other 9 MHz WRMI channels with K-index of 2 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, Dec 18 after 0700, dead air from this WWCR again,
while 3215 and 5935 continue modulating their gospel huxters (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Momentous day Dec 18 for impeaching acting president Drumpf,
all-day coverage of House debate on major TV networx and cable news
channels --- but it`s business as usual on radio.

At 0017-0025 UT Dec 19 I scan the AM band twice for any // altho not
synchronized, to live TV coverage, and find such ONLY on 1170 KFAQ
Tulsa, and 1110 KFAB Omaha! The latter has cut away for ads at 0022,
but resumes by 0028.

Everything else is normal music, gospel-huxtering, sports or talk
formats, even the all-news stations like WBBM 780. Most of those
stations tilt far-right, but the event is rather important, with
Republicans and Democrats evenly alternating their different-universe
speeches. On FM it`s even worse, no one carrying it except KOSU from
NPR.

After 0100 shortly before the final voting on the Articles, I also
check TV channels via cable, to find live coverage ONLY on:
KFOR-4-NBC, KOCO-5-ABC, CSPAN-1, I24, CNN, MSNBC; Fox ``news`` shows
Rep. Schiff summing up on split screen while an anchor talx over him;
typical. KWTV-9-CBS did have all-day coverage, until 2330 UT when it
was the only major network still doing evening news, altho mostly
about Topic T (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1150, Dec 19 at 0023 UT, Mexmx roughly WSW-ENE with KSAL
nulled; maybe per NRC AM Log, Albuquerque KNMM listed at 1500/105
watts in Spanish but format undefined beyond that. Or El Paso KHRO,
5000/380 Radio Ministar in Spanish but supposed to be religious (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1520.7, Dec 18 at 1913 UT, once again, weak but constant
het upon 1520.00 KOKC OKC. Glad once before at midday I made sure that
het was 1521.00 as in Sa`udi Arabia, but not this; again suspecting
winter skywave from one of our closer 1520s, such as KRHW Sikeston MO
in the southeast; others in IA and TN about the same distance. KRHW is
supposed to have a null toward KOKC but we are slightly north of that
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0310 UT December 19

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 17, 2019  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, December 17 2019

Hauser
** ALBANIA [and non].  15770, Tue Dec 17 at 2043, R. Tirana via WRMI
in mailbag reading reports from listeners. Is there a program sked? No
direct entry for that on the Hitlist.

Hoping for some info on missing CRI via Cërrik, I have renewed
correspondence with Drita Çiço, formerly with Radio Tirana:

``Hello Drita, A long time since we contacted. I hope you are doing
well. And that the quake did not affect you.

We have been noticing the absence of most of the CRI relay broadcasts
via Cerrik. We are wondering if this is because of earthquake damage?
Do you have any definite information about that?

Continue to enjoy the Radio Tirana broadcasts via WRMI. Best holiday
wishes, Glenn``

She replies:

``Hi Glenn, Yes, it is a long time. I retired last year. At present, I
work at the library of a private university. University Metropolitan
Tirana. A lot of problems with earthquake here. Thanks God, we had no
problems at home. Thanks for asking.

As for CRI, I now phoned to the Chinese CRI representative in Tirana.
She told me that they have technical problems, did not want to give
details about earthquake. She said they don't know anything yet
(meaning top management), when CRI will come back on the air.

How are you and the others? Especially Noel and Wolfy? Keep in touch.
All the best from sunny warm Tirana, Drita
fb: Drita Parid Cico (daily access)
Drita Cico (occasionally accessed)
Mob: +355 68 46 22077``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 406 kHz, Dec 17 at 0731, dash and YLJ, 40-watt NDB at
Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, which is NW of Prince Albert on the way to
Cold Lake, Alberta. dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm shows this as the only
beacon on 406.

401 kHz, Dec 17 at 0732 UT, dash and ND beacon CPO as I copied it
dozing off, but must have been YPO, 500 watts at Peawanuck, Ontario
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 17 at 0352, RHC English is S9+30 but just a trace
of JB modulation; // 6145 is merely undermodulated but audible.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5910, Dec 17 at 0354, CRI music in Cantonese hour relay is
just barely modulated, like 6000 RHC itself. Something`s always wrong
at RadioCuba. Both supposed to be from Quivicán site and could
leapfrog unto 5820 but not audible there now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13768 approx., Dec 17 at 1539, spurblob best audible in AM
mode, out of 13700 RHC; much stronger than its opposite circa 13632.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** SWAZILAND. Re 4760 TWR, conflicting info about languages at
0330-0415, Peter W Hansen provides another version:
``Hi Glenn, TWR website has 0400-0415 as Ndau language,
0330-0400 M-F as Shona
0345-0400 Sat as Shona
0330-0345 Sat as Ndebele
and 0330-0400 as Shona And Ndebele with different programs`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 412 kHz, Dec 17 at 0730 UT, ND beacon CMY, which is 30 watts
at Sparta - Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. I was tuned to 410-USB (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2012 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday
December 17 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair S7-S9. Next:

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

Aussie Tim Gaynor informs us that Unique Radio is currently active
with WOR also scheduled Fridays at 0900 on 5045-USB; Mondays 0900 &
0930 on 5045-USB or 3210-USB --- presumably latest and previous
episode with a frequency change in between?

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 17 at 2120, woman with heavy accent in English
rambling on about Buddhism, impossible to follow her point; sure
sounds like The Supreme Master, on new frequency. Yes, 2130 into some
music, outro as ``Treasured Jewel``, and SMTV website, announcements.
Got to be WRMI, which had been scheduled on 5800 starting at 2100 for
SMTV but no signal there, despite 5950 audible.

9425 sounds like one of WRMI`s undermodulated transmitters; it`s
S9/+10 but much softer and weaker than 9395 & 9455, halfway between
them with other programming. Still not shown at
http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs
So far *no* WRMI entry in Jeff`s HFCC on 9425, just updated today.
Must have been a tempting choice since nothing is registered on it
anywhen --- but HFCC omits all Voice of Korear usage, conveniently
finishing 9425 at 2057. Nothing about this on WRMI FB either. Nor at
https://suprememastertv.com/en1/worldwide/
There is no link to this on the Hitlist, not under WRMI. Now, how late
will 9425 last rather than 5800, previously scheduled until 0100 with
SMTV, plus another hour of RAE AAM in Spanish? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2251 UT December 17

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 15-16, 2019  View Printable Version 
Monday, December 16 2019

Hauser
** CUBA. 13630 & 13770, Dec 16 at 1440, FMish/AM spurblobs from RHC
13700-AM about 70 kHz displaced today; and a much weaker double at
13840; if any at 13560, buried under local constant RF ID or some
other ISM transmission. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Dec 16 at 1554, big dead air from this RHC, while
15140 & weaker 15230 modulate. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11930 & 11860, Mon Dec 16 at 1506, Radio Martí well
atop wall-of-noise jammers opening `Revoltillo` show with host
greeting listeners around the world including Alemania, Houston,
several towns in Cuba including Bejucal = RHC/spy/jammer SW site;
interspersed with SFX such as rooster, sheep; nice weather in Miami,
25 grados. By 1622 recheck, both are below the jamming (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 4885, Dec 16 at 1435 VP music from Echo of Hope back
here this week ex-4890; Ron Howard will have surveyed all the latest
jumparounds as of Mondays; yes, already:

``Last Monday (Dec 9): 3985 // 4890 // 6000 // 6255 // 6355 // 9105
This Monday (Dec 16): 3990 // 4885 // 6000(?) // 6250 // 6355 //
9100`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, Dec 16 at 1452, Kurdish music with
chanting, only one station, Denge Welat, no Turkish jamming. Had been
on 11540 for several days whenever checked. Nothing there either now.
A few seconds before 1500, another carrier comes on, extremely smooth
site transition, presumably from PRIDNESTROVYE to FRANCE, as music
keeps playing; timesignal 38 seconds late, ID and YL talk interspersed
with news stingers. Before 1500 it was S6-S8 with flutter; afterwards,
only slightly steadier here, both aimed away from us, but Issoudun
crosses more below the auroral zone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Dec 15 at 2350, JBA carrier from R. Chaski vs Cuban
noise jamming against nothing else; until autocutoff at 2354:48.5*
My last check was Dec 10 until 2354:59*, i.e. now 10.5 seconds earlier
over a 5-day period, keeping up the average timer slippage slightly
over 2 seconds per noctem. At some eventuality, they will figure it`s
too early and will reset the timer closer to 2400; but they obviously
don`t care about abruptly interrupting whatever programming be
outgoing on SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWAZILAND. 4760, Dec 16 at 0337, African language vs CODAR on both
sides, from TWR scheduled 0330-0415. EiBi and Aoki/NDXC do not agree
on the Zimbabwean language breakdown. EiBi: 0330-0345 Ndau, 0345-0415
Shona; Aoki: 0330-0400 Shona, 0400-0415 Ndau. Ndau has twice as many
speakers in Moçambique than in Zimbabwe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2012 monitoring: confirmed UT
Monday December 16 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S8-S9 after a 1-second
musical interlude to avoid any dead air after ID. I have added a
second of dead air at the end of WOR, so now there is no overlap by
the too-hasty WRMI automation.

Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 16 at 0230 on 7780 and 9395 vs hi noise
level here; both OK via UTwente SDR, 7780 thataway better than 9395
off the side.

Richard Langley, NB reports on his 7780 recording last Sunday evening,
15-16 December UT:

``21:30 World of Radio (#2012; no words cut off nor overridden this
week)
01:30 World of Radio (#2012; no words cut off nor overridden this
week)
02:30 World of Radio (#2012; no words cut off nor overridden this
week) -- Richard Langley``

WOR 2012 also confirmed by gh starting at 0402 UT Mon Dec 16 on Area
51 webcast; and VP S5-S6 on WBCQ 5130 at 0429 check.

Also confirmed at 0430 UT Mon Dec 16 on WRMI 9955, VG S9+20 atop some
lite pulse jamming before fading down a bit. Reception quality of this
airing is extremely variable here.

Also confirmed starting at 1901:12 Mon Dec 16 on IRRS 7290 Romania?
Huge -50 dbM signal at UTwente SDR (carrier already on at 1857 with
some hum, ACI from China; 1859:25 cut on modulation amid Aïda in
progress, quick IRRS sign-on; pause, 1900:30 four headlines from
Feature Story News, London, but American accent: India protests;
Schumer on impeachment; new MPs in parliament; Russia testing
transpolar nuclear missile system). Next:

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Unique Radio, NSW website now says will be active Dec 25-26, and maybe
elsewhen, with WOR times as: Mon 0900 & 0930 on 5045-USB or 3210-USB?
Not clear. Wed and Fri 0900 on 5045-USB.

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VANUATU [and non]. 5040, Dec 16 at 0720, JBA carrier, presumably
VBTC which has just reactivated SW with its new transmitter as
anticipated before yearend, and reported heard elsewhere. It`s too
late for Cuba on 5040, and too early for India. Same time more JBA
carriers from fellow Pacificans, 5055 presumed 4KZ Queensland; and
5020 Solomon Islands. Reawake at 1046 for quick check, still only JBA
carriers on all. Missing is 5045 for Unique Radio, but that would be
USB, no carrier, currently suspended and/or on 3210-USB instead.

VBTC on FB Dec 15 about this in Bislama/Pidgin:

``VBTC blong yumi evriwan
https://www.facebook.com/vbtc.vu/
VBTC 21 hrs ·

Good morning VBTC Technical team wetem ol technician blong Kordia mo
Hanjin oli stap testem ol frequencies blong Short Wave Transmitters
long ol following frequencies mo ol time ia
0600-0900 3945 Khz
0900-1200 5040 Khz
1200-1800 7260 Khz
1800-2200 5040 Khz
[local = UT + 11]
Sapose anyone i kasem ol frequencies ia plis contactem Radio Vanuatu
long 23026 or 22999``

So not 2485, and 5040 instead of 5055 as originally registered; relax,
4KZ. 5040: 07-11 UT & 22-01 UT. 2485 and 5055 are still shown in HFCC
as of Dec 16, but not updated since Dec 10, mixed in with NZ FMO info:
http://hfcc.org/data/schedbyfmo.php?seas=B19&fmor=RNZ

Ron Howard reports to the WOR iog: ``5040, Radio Vanuatu, random
listening on Dec 16. Their signature song "You Are the Only One," sung
by the "Black Brothers," heard at 1105, 1123 and while mixing with AIR
Jeypore at 1223; reception blocked at 1128, with the start of AIR IS,
via Jeypore, which was stronger than Vanuatu; still mixing together at
1248, so seems to still be testing``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2887-USB & 3016-USB, Dec 16 at 0705 in bandscan, weak
intermittent aero contacts. EiBi shows 2887 is New York for Caribbean
routes; 3016 north Atlantic routes, any of NY, Gander, Shannon,
Azores. Santa Maria was mentioned = Azores but probably a handoff from
one of the others (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5006, Dec 16 at 1434, JBA carrier; JG2XA propagation
studier? See previous discussion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5798, Dec 16 at 0724 and 1437 chex, JBA carrier here not
noticed before, and not at this time from WRMI 5800. Nothing in EiBi
or Aoki; could be ute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13740, Dec 16 at 1554, fair signal with flutter, rough
guess Swahili? well after RHC is finished. Nothing in EiBi or Aoki,
before 1700 RFI in French; but HFCC shows HCJB via AUSTRIA
multilingual at 1530-1630 on Saturdays only. This is the
Russian/Chechen service, but now it`s Monday, so what? (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1936 UT December 16

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 14-15, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 15 2019

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 4925, Dec 15 at 0021, JBA talk at S8 vs noise level of S9.
Presumably the only known station on frequency, Rádio Educação Rural,
Tefé, Amazonas; not anything from Asia as first suspected (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4875+, Dec 15 at 0144, Brazuguese talk and music, S8-S9,
very slightly on plus side, i.e. Rdif. Roraima, Boa Vista (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 317 kHz, Dec 15 at 0226, dash and VC, 1000-watt ND beacon
at La Ronge, Saskatchewan.

326 kHz, Dec 15 at 0230 UT, dash and VV, 133-watt NDB at Wiarton,
Ontario, which http://www.dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm says is among those
to be decommissioned 2020-03-26. I was tuned to 325 USB. When tuned to
326 instead hearing AAA, supposed to be on 329; see U S A (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7293-7294, Dec 15 at 1545, FMish spurblob with Chinese
mixture // 7300-AM, which is a CNR1 jammer vs RTI frequency. No match
on the opposite side. Not to be confused with the Vietnam +8 kHz spur
from 7285 which finishes at 1330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7335, Dec 15 at 1907, Chinese music, not Firedragon, S6-S7.
Scheduled is CRI Portuguese via Jinhua site; i.e. nothing but music
fill for months, probably same as heard after 2300 on 6100, 13650 via
Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Dec 15 at 0020, R. Rebelde, S9+10 of dead air; and
still so at 0246 recheck. Is no one paying attention at the studio or
transmitter? Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5820, Dec 15 at 0242, JBA carrier where nothing is listed,
can`t pull any audio, but I recently computed this as a potential
leapfrog mixing product at Quivicán/Titán, 6180 CRI Chinese relay over
6000 RHC English, another 180 kHz below.

Harold Frodge, MI DXpedition, has also reported: ``UNKNOWNISTAN: 5820,
0128, 12/7; EE feature on the world economy, socialism vs capitalism &
mentioned Cuba. Co-ch SS QRM, not //6060 RHC. Nothing in EiBi or Aoki
(Frodge-DXP)`` RHC English could include Spanish bits.

5820 should contain the following: 01-02 CRI English & RHC English;
02-03 CRI Chinese & RHC English. Coincidentally two other frequencies
could also leap to 5820, 6000 & 5910, another 90 kHz down: 03-04 CRI
English & RHC English; 03-04 CRI Cantonese & RHC English. Reverse
leaps would be 6360 then 6090 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** SINGAPORE. 7355, Dec 15 at 1544, BBC Korean is S9+20, carrying on
very well far beyond the target from Kranji; no jamming audible,
scheduled 1530-1830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, Sat Dec 14 at 2330, checking VOT via
UTwente SDR, `Turkish Cuisine` recipe show, VG signal but with
considerable LAH, i.e. from PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi, in Chinese, which is
always off-frequency-minus; Aoki says it starts at 2310. Its LAH even
more of a problem an hour later against the weekly Mighty Farty KBC
via Germany; but neither bothered much over here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 7445, Dec 15 at 1910, BBCWS in English about Algeria,
Mali, S8-S9 this early via MADAGASCAR, scheduled 15-20, 250 kW at 315
degrees inadvertently also USward. Some collisions, such as IRAN also
in English at 1520-1620, but that may be about to self-destruct (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 326? kHz, Dec 15 at 0727, ND beacon ID as AAA; only such
call listed is supposed to be on 329 kHz, 25 watts from Lincoln IL =
`Abraham Lincoln`. Not unusual to tune something 1 kHz off, but 3? The
town of Lincoln is on I-55 NE of Springfield, halfway to Bloomington
IL. When tuned to 325, I heard VV in Ontario, listed as 326; see
CANADA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Dec 15 at 1454, K6FRC HIFER beacon from Patterson
CA is JBA, but usually no trace whenever checked, tuning by. I only
hear it around this time of day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2012 monitoring: confirmed UT Sun Dec 15 at
0427 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, VG S9+20/30! About 12 minutes into so
started circa nominal 0415 despite late start on first airing. Next:
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to WNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Unique Radio, NSW website now says will be active Dec 25-26, and maybe
elsewhen, with WOR times as: Mon 0900 & 0930 on 5045-USB or 3210-USB?
Not clear. Wed and Fri 0900 on 5045-USB.

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085 and spur carriers 5072+, 5088-, Sat Dec 14 at 0128,
theatre organ while a few minutes earlier it was still ham stuff, so
must have just variably started on WTWW-2. Xmasmx with comments from
Bob Heil; lasts until 0157 when closing he remarx, `from our new
studio in Belleville, Illinois``. But is this really new or an
evergreen show? Is he still calling it `Theater Organ in the Ozarx`?
No doubt about Springfield MO area, but Belleville would really be
pushing beyond Ozarx. I soon had switched to $ tereo webcast which
has a new URL:
http://wtww.us/pages/listen-live/tx2.php
but don`t click on any link on that page or you`ll lose it
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Dec 15 at
0256-0300: 531, 558, 576, 675, 684, 693, 711(stronger), 738, 747,
774(2), 837(2), 882, 909, 999(2), 1008, 1017, 1026, 1053, 1062, 1089,
1179, 1215, 1431 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1520.7 approx., Dec 15 at 1912 UT, het upon KOKC; not
SAUDI ARABIA which would be exactly 1521.00, and probably KRHW
Sikeston MO previously off-frequency. Would be nice if someone nearby
or elsewhere in mid-America would measure what`s off.

BTW, after Saudi closes at 2230*, DXers in NE America have been
getting on 1521 the 500 kW CRI relay in EAST TURKISTAN, land of Uighur
brainwashing by the ChiCom (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7290, Dec 15 at 1906, JBA carrier this early, probably
IRRS via Romania(?). May be able to detect WOR direct until 1930 on
Dec 16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7475, Dec 15 at 0740, open carrier; also noted a few
hours earlier when looking for YHWH. Also at 1542 when OC is S9+10,
still at 1553, 1623, with some light clicking once per second. Maybe
it`s a ute in this shared band? Nothing heard from RFE/RL in Tajik via
Thailand scheduled at 1400-1700, and nothing is listed earlier.

7475, Dec 15 at 1910, carrier with trace of mod? Should now be Radio
Thailand`s English hour direct to Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1955 UT December 15

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 14, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 15 2019

Hauser
** ALBANIA. 6020 & 9570, Dec 14 at 0215, no signals from CRI relays;
Ivo Ivanov has noted many earlier transmissions missing, but not all,
and was wondering about these after 2200. Apparently down for major
maintenance, maybe caused by recent earthquake (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALGERIA. 531, my comment that Jil-FM at 600 kW runs 30X the power
of 50 kW 750 WSB(AM!!). Ooops, it`s only 12X.

[non] And Greg Hardison replies about that: ``Glenn, it's not just
back there. KFBK/1530 [Sacramento] is doing the same thing out here in
California, touting "93.1 KFBK", while the original 50 kW on 1530
continues to plaster the entire West Coast. And yes, it is somewhat
irritating. -- GREG HARDISON`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6180, Dec 14 at 0213, heavy CCI, almost equal
signals from CRI via CUBA in Chinese and RNA in Brazuguese which has
suddenly decided to reactivate this transmitter, separate from 11780
which is *still* on in // and in the clear. Apparently oblivious of
the clash it will cause (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 14 at 0216, RHC English is suptorted while 6145 is
OK. It seems that 6000 normally starts at 0100, 6145 at 0200 or so.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Dec 14 at 0654, R. Rebelde music is S9+20 but
distorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 14 at 0656, RHC English is very undermodulated,
worse than 6100 & 6165 which are about the same merely undermodulated.
5040 is off already and so is 6060. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. Survey of North Korean jamming and/or
signals from Echo of Hope, etc., on jumparound frequencies, Dec 14 at
1347: 3910, 3935, 3990, 4450, 4557, 4890, 6250/6255, 6355, 6520, 6600,
9105 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 11560, Sat Dec 14 at 2106, Station YHWH is JBA,
S5-S6 vs noise level of S4-S5. Tnx to tip from Rick Barton, AZ, first
heard at 2000. My recheck at 2230, still going improved to S8, but now
can tell his modulation is suptorted. So that`s his third frequency so
far on the 25mb in latest round of radio-activity, after 11650, 11550
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. My hi local noise level is building up again, maybe
blamable on Xmas lighting in the neighborhood, altho unseems from as I
approach some with a portable. At 0100 UT Dec 14 as I am trying to
hear AAAWWW on 7490+v, the worst peak is 2.5-9.0 MHz, lesser around
12.0-13.8; later abated somewhat but likely to be problematic the rest
of the year (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11820.044V, Dec 14 at 2145, SBC Qur`aning beautiful
with a bit of reverb, better than we ever hear it direct. via UTwente,
sync reads out frequency as above, constantly varying by a few
hundredths of 1 Hz, mostly on the minus side. 2147 switch to plain
talk in Arabic but sounds sermonic. 2152 resumes recitations,
continuously past 2231 when I check 11820+ here to find a JBA carrier
only. Back via UTw, still Qur`aning past 2252 and starting to fade
somewhat even there. 2254 back to plain talk. 2300* cut off the air in
mid-word.

[non] Until 2200, I am simulwatching on PBS World channel via OETA
13-2, `Same God` about the persecution and dismissal of an Oklahoma
professor by Wheaton College, Illinois, favorite alma mater of radio
evangelists, for according Moslems equality with Christians:
https://samegodfilm.com/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2012 monitoring: confirmed UT Sat
Dec 14 after 0130 on WRMIs: 7780 S9 vs high noise level; 5850 S9+10/20
but HNL still audible; 5010 S9+10 slightly less noise but weaker
signal.

Not confirmed Sat Dec 14 at 1326 the secret 1300 on WRMI 15770, only a
JBA carrier but probably still WOR; did anyone hear it? By 1329 a
trace of music.

Confirmed Sat Dec 14 at 2050 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, 3 minutes into so
nominal 2030 started at 2047. R4 almost completely readable vs local
hi noise level; tnx to low winter sun allowing skywave this early.
Without the HNL it would have been fine. First timing might mean that
repeat be at least 17 minutes late? past 0415. Next:

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 WNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Unique Radio, NSW website now says will be active Dec 25-26, and maybe
elsewhen, with WOR times as: Mon 0900 & 0930 on 5045-USB or 3210-USB?
Not clear. Wed and Fri 0900 on 5045-USB.

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. John H Carver, Jr. reports UT Dec 14 on WBCQ: ``Tonight's
AAWWW --- Very poor signal this evening but I can hear the theme song
for AAWWW on 5130 at 0102. Can hear no signal on 7490 or the other
classic frequencies. Can only copy bits and pieces of readable audio.
Transmitter went down a couple of times but came right back up. Signal
came up a bit at 0112 but still very noisy. Talk of technology and the
evolution of the dumbphone. Lots of talk about the advantages and
disadvantages of technology in our lives today. Among them the
inability to actually write with a pen and paper.

Allan said the superstation is working just fine with no problems and
they've added people to the staff up at the station. Still maintains
that they will add the higher frequencies come spring. He then reads
the entire program schedule for the classic frequencies but I couldn't
copy most of them. Phone call at 0139 that Allan said he had to take
and he played some music to fill the broadcast. First time I can
remember him doing that.

Started reading some emails at 0141. As happened last week the last
six minutes of the program were cut off as nonstop station IDs by
Michael Ketter ran till 0200. John, Mid-North Indiana``

Having found SW reception before 0100 awful, and otherwise occupied, I
recorded the whole thing from webcast and checked it later. I could
then skip thru political rants, but hardly any this week.

Amid compliments to Angela, first long discussion of smartphones and
lamenting how the younger generation is so dependent on them that they
can`t even read handwriting. Strangely, no phone calls from anyone,
not even annoying Freddie --- maybe he can`t pick it up this week. At
0125 AW announces that he`s on 7490 & 5130; while 9330 remains with
WLC currently on 245 degree beam toward Mexico.

People have been added to the crew at Monticello, such as Tom Rounds,
so now there are two Toms, in addition to Barna. They are all mainly
keeping the S-S running, leaving the computer to run the Classic
frequencies with some spare-time oversight. Plans for it to go up to
some higher frequencies in January or February as spring approaches
[so has the frequency change difficulty been solved? We never heard
them testing on any of them]. The S-S is working fine [? but no signal
on 9330 at 1350 check Dec 14!].

Staff plan an Xmas eve party. No time is being leased on S-S now or in
forseeable future, all for WlC (and obviously now not even for
AAAWWW). 6160 transmitter has been rebuilt and is in good shape; needs
large client for it, even wackos [sic; until then, seems not on air at
all].

At 0133 he goes thru the program skeds on 7490 and 5130; but not in
order and he never mentions WORLD OF RADIO. At 0138 finally timestamps
this show as on 13th of December, YOOL 2019. 0139 phone rings for
first! time; instead of picking up he switches to music immediately as
he ``has to take it``, and back a minute later after ``taking care of
business``. At 0140 I check the SW frequencies again: 7490 is JBA;
5130 very slightly better during that brief music break which first
made me think it were another show. Nothing on 6160 or 3265; and 9330
of course with WLC instead.

Then they read something ``funny`` about p.c., ``It snowed so I made a
snowman``. 0145 reads press Artie Bigley sent [also to us] about huge
fines FCC has levied against two FM pirates in Boston. Another
opportunity for AW to plug WBCQ as a safer outlet for pirates to
exercise Free Speech [but how could it effectively serve Haitian
communities in Boston??] WBCQ rates have not been raised since it
started 20 years ago [not even for inflation?].

0155 caller wants advice on who can repair his HQ-100. Answer: Ted
McGill, and AW will send him contact info privately. 0157, asserts
that the S-S is getting good signal reports from everywhere, including
his own remote SDR chex. 0159 prayer by live Allan is again
interrupted before 0200 by ID from canned Allan, and Planet jingle,
just in time for Hal Turner show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, Dec 14 at 1331 UT, PSA about 529plan.com in Missouri,
fade-out and -in, more PSAs, one about skin cancer; song ``Sock it to
Me``. So it`s KBNN, Lebanon MO, 5 kW daytimer with 500-watt psra,
rather than KMMJ or WNDZ. That website doesn`t work but this is it:
https://www.missourimost.org/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2861.088, Dec 14 at 0237, carrier with maybe trace of
modulation. I`ve been hunting for 2-MHz-band MW harmonics but not much
lately, not even 2940+ from Colombia.

The 2860 area is next spot to focus on, as reported earlier in 2019:
```COSTA RICA [and non]. 2859.812, March 21 at 1153, JBA carrier,
suspected the known active second harmonic of 1430, Radio San Carlos,
as IDed recently by Jay Novello, NC, but without a precise
measurement. In *2017y* I reported:
``COSTA RICA. 2859.82, Jan 18 at 0049, JBA carrier on the signature
off-frequency of R. San Carlos, Ciudad Quesada, 2 x 1430v as
previously identified``.```

But this variant is considerably different, way on plus side.
Fundamental would be 1430.555. Any clues in MW Offsets, which does not
deal with harmonicizing?
http://mwlist.org/mwoffset.php?khz=1430

Nominal 1430 starts with the CR from almost a decade ago:
1429.91 TIRDVC Radio San Carlos (Ciudad Quesada) 1100-0400 2010-01-16

And skipping down to the most plus:
1430.0119 MEX XEWD Radio X (Ciudad Miguel Alemán) 2016-01-26
1430.018 PRU La Voz de Salvación (Jaén)[-1430.125] 2019-02-10
Neither of which looks likely; or domestic? Anyhow calls for further
checking (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5006.0, Dec 14 at 0653, JBA carrier. Have also noted it
around sunrise. The only known station on 5006 is per Aoki/NDXC:
``5006 0000-2400 J HFD Radio Station H3A Tokyo-Chofu 1-7``
EiBi is more explicit: ``5006 0000-2400 J JG2XA Propag.Studies FE f``

Seems a bit early, almost 16 local for this low-power thing to be
propagating, but maybe. Ron Howard has reported it several times; 200
watts, HFD means high-frequency Doppler; but there was also something
else on 5006 in CW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Note: everything(?) correct in last report (starting with CANADA 350
kHz), until the very last number: obviously, it was posted at 0032 UT
Dec 14, NOT 13.

This report dispatched at 2321 UT December 14

 

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