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DX Listening Digest 19-19; World of Radio 1981  View Printable Version 
Monday, May 13 2019

Hauser
DX Listening Digest 19-19 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1919.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 19-19 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1981 / AFGHANISTAN / ANTARCTICA / ARGENTINA / ARMENIA / AUSTRALIA non Unique / BANGLADESH / BELARUS / BHUTAN / BIAFRA / BOLIVIA / BONAIRE / BRAZIL / BULGARIA / CANADA CHR Trenton / CHINA / CONGO / CONGO DR / CUBA +non / DENMARK / ECUADOR / EGYPT / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / ERITREA non / EUROPE Pirate / FINLAND / FRANCE / GERMANY / GUAM +non / GUATEMALA / GUINEA / INDIA +non / INDONESIA +non / IRAN / IRELAND / ISRAEL / KOREA NORTH / KOREA SOUTH / KUWAIT / KYRGYZSTAN / LIBERIA / MALI / MEXICO / NETHERLANDS non / NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR +non / NEW ZEALAND / NIGERIA non / OKLAHOMA K17JN+ / OMAN +non / PHILIPPINES / ROMANIA / RUSSIA / SAUDI ARABIA / SIKKIM / SINGAPORE / SPAIN +non / TAIWAN / TIBET non / TRISTAN DA CUNHA / TURKEY +non / UAE / UK DAB / UK non BBCWS / USA New York Radio / USA Yosemite Sam / USA Scout Jamboree ham / USA non VOA / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR/Unique / USA WBCQ / USA WRMI / USA WTWW / USA WINB/WWCR / USA WEWN / USA KTNN / USA KKOB / USA KLEY / USA KYET / VIETNAM / VIRGIN ISLANDS US / ZAMBIA / UNIDENTIFIED 9490 / UNIDENTIFIED 13660/15390 / UNIDENTIFIED 15571 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / DX-PEDITIONS / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / PROPAGATION

For restrixions and searchable 2019 contents archive see
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html
[also linx to previous years]

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

WORLD OF RADIO 1981 contents: Antarctica, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brasil,
Canada, China, Congo DR, Cuba and non, Europe, France, Germany,
Indonesia, Iran, Kuwait, Mali, Netherlands non, Nigeria non, Romania,
Sikkim, Turkey, USA, Vietnam, unidentified; and the propagation
outlook. SW airings should be:

0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0629 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [May 11, alt weeks]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1431 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany [confirmed]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 [confirmed]
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 [confirmed]
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday
cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so
freshest new airings are on weekends]

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

For updates see our Anomaly Alert page:
http://www.worldofradio.com/anomaly.html

WORLD OF RADIO PODCASTS:

Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.
http://www.rmrc.de/index.php/rmrc-audio-plattform/podcast/glenn-hauser-wor

Tnx to Keith Weston:
https://blog.keithweston.com/2018/11/22/world-of-radio-podcast/

http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlennHausersWorldOfRadio
tunein:
http://bit.ly/tuneinwor
itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/glenn-hausers-world-of-radio/id1123369861
Google Play Music:
http://bit.ly/worldofradio2

DAY-BY-DAY ARCHIVE OF GLENN HAUSER`S LOG REPORTS:
Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:
http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser
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DX Listening Digest 19-19; World of Radio 1981  View Printable Version 
Monday, May 13 2019

Hauser
DX Listening Digest 19-19 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1919.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 19-19 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1981 / AFGHANISTAN / ANTARCTICA / ARGENTINA / ARMENIA / AUSTRALIA non Unique / BANGLADESH / BELARUS / BHUTAN / BIAFRA / BOLIVIA / BONAIRE / BRAZIL / BULGARIA / CANADA CHR Trenton / CHINA / CONGO / CONGO DR / CUBA +non / DENMARK / ECUADOR / EGYPT / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / ERITREA non / EUROPE Pirate / FINLAND / FRANCE / GERMANY / GUAM +non / GUATEMALA / GUINEA / INDIA +non / INDONESIA +non / IRAN / IRELAND / ISRAEL / KOREA NORTH / KOREA SOUTH / KUWAIT / KYRGYZSTAN / LIBERIA / MALI / MEXICO / NETHERLANDS non / NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR +non / NEW ZEALAND / NIGERIA non / OKLAHOMA K17JN+ / OMAN +non / PHILIPPINES / ROMANIA / RUSSIA / SAUDI ARABIA / SIKKIM / SINGAPORE / SPAIN +non / TAIWAN / TIBET non / TRISTAN DA CUNHA / TURKEY +non / UAE / UK DAB / UK non BBCWS / USA New York Radio / USA Yosemite Sam / USA Scout Jamboree ham / USA non VOA / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR/Unique / USA WBCQ / USA WRMI / USA WTWW / USA WINB/WWCR / USA WEWN / USA KTNN / USA KKOB / USA KLEY / USA KYET / VIETNAM / VIRGIN ISLANDS US / ZAMBIA / UNIDENTIFIED 9490 / UNIDENTIFIED 13660/15390 / UNIDENTIFIED 15571 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / DX-PEDITIONS / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / PROPAGATION

For restrixions and searchable 2019 contents archive see
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html
[also linx to previous years]

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

WORLD OF RADIO 1981 contents: Antarctica, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brasil,
Canada, China, Congo DR, Cuba and non, Europe, France, Germany,
Indonesia, Iran, Kuwait, Mali, Netherlands non, Nigeria non, Romania,
Sikkim, Turkey, USA, Vietnam, unidentified; and the propagation
outlook. SW airings should be:

0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0629 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [May 11, alt weeks]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1431 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany [confirmed]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 [confirmed]
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 [confirmed]
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday
cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so
freshest new airings are on weekends]

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

For updates see our Anomaly Alert page:
http://www.worldofradio.com/anomaly.html

WORLD OF RADIO PODCASTS:

Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.
http://www.rmrc.de/index.php/rmrc-audio-plattform/podcast/glenn-hauser-wor

Tnx to Keith Weston:
https://blog.keithweston.com/2018/11/22/world-of-radio-podcast/

http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlennHausersWorldOfRadio
tunein:
http://bit.ly/tuneinwor
itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/glenn-hausers-world-of-radio/id1123369861
Google Play Music:
http://bit.ly/worldofradio2

DAY-BY-DAY ARCHIVE OF GLENN HAUSER`S LOG REPORTS:
Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:
http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 12, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, May 12 2019

Hauser
** CUBA. 13740, Sunday May 12 at 1336, RHC `En Contacto`, Arnie opens
saying that bitrate has been improved on RHC webcasts; also archive of
programs by podcast, i.e. at
http://www.radiohc.cu/es/audios
including the latest EC already. I see that another show link has
unnecessary accent, ``El mundo de la FilatÃlia`` --- Âis that to make
clear it is not to be pronounced FilatelÃa?

English are here:
http://www.radiohc.cu/en/audios
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 7410, re my unID open carrier, May 12 at 0028, Wolfgang
BÃschel replies:

``IRIB Ramadan special of Azeri language noted on 7410.005, only S=6
or -94dBm here in central Europe at 00.15 UT on May 12. 73 wb df5sx

6 x IRIB Ramadan specials 05 May to 05 June, 2019
7410 2300 0320 29S,39N,40N SIR 500 336 0 146 Aze IRN IRB*Azeri Ramadan
(hfcc.org request table A-19, May 11)``

I had searched for 7410 before but unfound; another version, from Ivo:

``IRAN Additional frequencies of PARS TODAY VIRI IRIB
from May 6 to June 5 due to the Muslim holiday Ramadan
2130-2300 on 7280 SIR 500 kW / 060 deg to CeAs Tajik
2200-0030 on 9730 SIR 500 kW / 198 deg to N/ME Arabic
2323-0020 on 13805 SIR 500 kW / 304 deg to N/ME Kurdish
0030-0130 on 6065 SIR 500 kW / 295 deg to N/ME Turkish
Alt. freqs 1930-2300 on 7315 & 2300-0320 on 7410 Turkish
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/additional-frequencies-of-pars-today.html

So was my dead air in Azeri or Turkish?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Ray Robinson replies on the WOR iog about why I had no
signal from KVOH 17775, Sat May 11 at 1514:

``Sadly, another minor tube failure, awaiting replacement parts.
Should be back on by Tue/Wed [May 14/15]. Ray Robinson, Voice of Hope
World Radio Network, Americas/Africa/Middle East,
www.voiceofhope.com``

Now I am still wondering if this is about the old transmitter or the
``new`` one; unclear on what date new started, if yet. Apparently,
only one is operable now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1958 UT May 12

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 11-12, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, May 12 2019

Hauser
** CUBA [and non]. 6010, May 12 at 0048, S8 carrier is JBM, but //
undermodulated Chinese song on 5990, i.e. CRI relay, i.e. the leapfrog
mixing product I first reported weeks ago, over fulcrum 6000, another
Cuban transmitter at same site which is now also JBM during what
should be RHC English, but // 6165 is off so no comparison. 6010 also
has a weaker second carrier beating, most likely Brasil (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, UT Sun May 12 at 0025, JBA presumed The
Mighty Farty KBC via GERMANY, on new summer frequency, but again this
week useless. QSY to 7 MHz band! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, May 12 at 0029, torchsong at S9+20, soon
pause for ``Wolverine Radio`` ID, then a boogie. Usual super-signal
for a pirate; 0037 ``I Saw the Light``, 0040 another ID; so figure the
keyword tonight is light; confirmed by several logs here:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,53918.0.html

BTW, setting this on the PL-880 so I can keep bandscanning on the NRD
-545, I hit the USB button too long, activating `SYNCH`, which sounds
awful, confirming why I never use it intentionally (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6934.80V-AM, May 12 at 0054, music on poor unstable
signal. Log here says it`s Captain Morgan Shortwave
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,53920.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 5980, UT Sun May 12 at 0027, heavy Cuban wall-
of-noise jamming against no TV Martà but instead poor RRI, which is
barely matchable to // 7420 rock music at S8-S9+20 in the clear.
Something`s always wrong at the DentroCuban JammingCommand. It`s about
time RRI caught on and made another change! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6913-USB, May 12 at 0030, ``CQ Armed Forces Day Crossband,
November Whisky Victor Charlie, reply on 7.203-LSB``. Soon complains
about QRM there; I don`t hear any answers but there`s a pileup on
7201-LSB; is another event/contest running? AFD schedule shows:

NWVC / LST-325 EVANSVILLE, IN (USB + CW)
1200Z-0400Z -- 4,007.0 6,913.0 9,988.5 13,974.0
Has good signal, but gone by 0055 check.

I had forgotten this was AF Day [non], for crossband contacts, just
ran across NWVC intruding (hi) in the pirate band. I don`t have the
AFD sked handy so quickly bandscan likely areas for others, but find
only this as most have secured by 23 or 24 UT:

5330.5-USB, May 12 at 0043, ``CQ from November Sierra Sierra,
celebrating Armed Forces Day,`` in this case not crossband, since this
is one of the discrete ``60 m`` ham channels also available to nons:

NSS / US NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS, MD (USB + CW)
1300Z-0200Z -- 4,038.5 5,330.5 7,533.5 9,447.0 14,487.0 17,545.0

Bob from the US Naval Academy in Maryland, contacts David, ND1J in
Georgia, both about S7, much weaker than NWVC; mentions QSL route,
another call managing?

(Online form for QSLs on website strictly excludes SWL overhearers!)
http://www.usarmymars.org/events/armed-forces-day
NSS still going at 0053 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1981 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
May 11 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, fair-poor, S8-S5. Preceded by IS & ID
loop, and this time upcut missing only my first 8 words, picking up at
``nineteen eighty-one``. Next:

0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so
freshest new airings are on weekends]

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

** U S A. 5085, Sat May 11 at 2340, `Theatre Organ in the Ozarx`
finally starts late after some hamstuff runover on WTWW-2: I
immediately start listening to stereo webcast instead. Bob Heil says
he is in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, in the Ozarx. Really? That town is a
suburb just SE of Kansas City. Boundaries of Ozarx are certainly
indistinct, but most maps show nowhere near this place, beyond
south/central Missouri. Maybe it`s just his Ozarx ``state of mind``.
And runs 35 minutes until 2415, back to hamstuff starting with
hardsell ad by Ted, tune out/turn off.

BTW, altho I have not mentioned them lately, 5085 is still/always
accompanied by those weak parasitic spurs circa 5072.1 and 5097.9,
i.e. plus and minus 12.9 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5915, May 12 at 0046, VP talk in unknown language, then
music with heavy beat. Only thing scheduled is Myanmar, unlikely but
sorta grayline; except Zambia was stuck on 24 hours for a while, but
have not seen any reports of that lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7410, May 12 at 0028, dead air at S7. HFCC has something
from Nauen at 0030-0130, so what is it, really? No listings in EiBi or
NDXC/Aoki; but all three have VOA Thailand in Burmese until 0030,
which I rather doubt this be over here. Moving on, did not catch
anything further (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0241 UT May 12

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 10-11, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, May 11 2019

Hauser
** CANADA. 15034-USB, May 11 at 1516, Trenton Military ID and claiming
time is 1515z, still ``no report received`` from Halifax, Bagotville,
Trenton, Ottawa, Toronto; repeating --- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 13270, May 10 at 1406, JBA carrier presumed CNR1
jammer vs SOH; no New York Radio of course. This reference
http://dxinfocentre.com/volmet.htm
says it`s Out of Service Til Aug 2, but Mike Cooper suspects that
refers to last year as he has seen no new NOTAMs about it not being
decommissioned (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11700, May 10 at 2211, S9+25 of dead air or trace of
modulation, unlike 11760; something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7379.20, May 10 at 2219, RHC French news interspersed with
stingers, S9+20. First time I`ve caught this one way off frequency;
got to be same transmitter as in the mornings often at similar offset
knocked below 13740. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, May 11 at 0600, R. Rebelde is S9 of dead air.
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, May 11 at 0606, Radio Verdad/Truth sign-offs in
Spanish, English, German, Italian, Swedish?, Japanese ... as I then
doze off. At least in Spanish & English, claims to be on ``4.05 MHz``!
Also gives P O Box 5, Chiquimula address, despite having asserted for
a few years that they have *no* postal service in Guatemala, so all
contacts must be by e-mail, including e-QSLs only. Has anyone tried
postal mail to them lately, and what happened? Returned as
undeliverable? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. Correcting typo: DE of course instead of DR:

12843-CW, May 8 at 1334, ``CQ CQ CQ DE HLO HLO HLO QSX 12 MHZ K``
repeating over and over and due to inconvenient fades took several
times to copy it completely. EiBi shows this is Seoul Radio, 24 hours.
Among the few maritime stations left running V or CQ markers on HF
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Friday May 10 at 2202, REE English with corrida and
other sports news; not long before it`s back to music, this time early
choral at 2217 check, also on 12030 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 9830, May 10 at 2158, heavy RTTY, believed to be
from Isabela, Puerto Rico, but 2201 VOT opening in the clear, only to
be blasted by more RTTY at 2202. But usually it`s mostly finished
after 2200; clear but weak at 2217 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 4102.8-CW, May 11 at 0603, weather beacon W is JBA, from
somewhere in the SW desert; with various beep combos, and the only ID
as W periodically (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1981 monitoring: confirmed first US
SW broadcast, Friday May 10 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, good S9+40 atop lite
pulse jamming. Before 2200 music fill and WNYW-style ID.

Also confirmed UT Saturday May 11 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, fair S9/+10.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, confirms: ``GERMANY Reception of World of Radio
via HLR on 6190 CUSB, May 11:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_11.html
0631-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, weak signal``

Also confirmed Saturday May 11 at 1440 the 1431 via UTwente SDR on
Hamburger Lokalradio, 9485-CUSB --- for the first time in many weeks
any such signal detectable, but totally unusable vs huge splash from
Romania on 9490. Even with bandwidth narrowed to 1 kHz, all I can
recognize is that it`s my voice, but not positive latest edition as it
should be. Now if HLR would switch to LSB, it would be much better;
why not? Only thing on 9480 this hour is CNR Beijing for Tibet. Next:

1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so
freshest new airings are on weekends]

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

** U S A. 9955, Friday May 10 at 1402, surprised to find WRMI still
running, with music, Oldies? 1411 Bob Biermann ID, Africanish music.
One-hour extension to 1500* is supposedly Sat & Sun only for some
gospel huxter; unknown how long on today Friday. On Saturday May 11
not checked until 1514 when it`s off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.139, May 10 at 0611, WBCQ with TOMBS VP at S7-S4,
obviously back on old transmitter after #6 L&C 4 hours earlier. Next
check at 1402 TOMBS is poor on 9330.179; at 2202, 9330.2 approx., VP
TOMBS -- all of which mean this is not the 500 kW on-frequency unit.
Nor is it on 7490, since the BS there is also VP, approx. 7490.15.

Allan Weiner twitted plan to employ the 500 kW at 135 for his AAAWWW
this week from 0000 UT Saturday May 11 on 9330, so I`m relistening
then but no signal, while the webcast has no theme but rather band
noise as if plugged into a SW receiver getting nothing. Then AW comes
on saying he can`t find the theme music, apparently in a different
studio than usual.

Just as he says that 9330 is not up, there it comes, as I am also
monitoring on the ATS-909 next to the computer, which needs a BIG
signal to get thru to it. Says also on 3265, never any good here. 9330
cuts off at 0005:30. AW is not in contact with engineer Tom at the 500
kW, so unsure whether it`s on or not. It does come back on at 0007.

Angela is with him and we learn that as a child she spent time at
CFTO-TV channel 9 Toronto, where her father worked in ENG (not
engineering, but electronic news gathering). Starts talking about DTV
and its drawbacks, says a single transmitter may have up to 5
subchannels. NO, it can be more and often is; but bad for rural areas
where analog TV used to reach, not DTV. Some ATV station in NB is
still analog the last time he checked.

0012 (or 0017?), 9330 cuts off again. 0019 back on but weaker. 0020
power goes up but modulation goes down. Says transmitter is 95%
efficient. 0025, 9330 goes off again. Says audio is processed to ``FM
quality`` via a $ 14K Omnia-11 unit. The antenna is still being tuned
which is why they are not ready for full service yet. Yesterday`s
tests were limited to 130 kW (not 135 as he said previously??)

At 0027, 9330 is back up but recognizable as Brother Scare, usual
occupant of this frequency. At 0031 Tom calls in with what`s going on:
says started with 130 kW, but overloaded causing arcing, so went off;
back on, progressively reducing power to 100, 60, 25 kW but same thing
kept happening, so finally left it off, and brought old #4 transmitter
back up on 9330. At first thought AAAWWW was on it too, but rather
TOMBS.

AW says target date was 15 May but probably won`t make it, as
turnbuckles are being tightened. Maybe a week later. Tests so far have
been with only 2 dipoles active, rather than full complement of 4 x 4,
yet have been getting great reports worldwide. Says WBCQ makes zero
money, has to be subsidized out of his own pocket (such as buying and
selling antique autos?).

At 0048 says BS is on 9330. VSWR of the 500 kW is only 5 kW, not a lot
by comparison. When in service, there will be NO time for sale on it,
all taken by funder World`s Last Chance, which AW says provides
excellent religious programming --- except he will put AAAWWW on it.
Brother Scare will then be moved to 7490 occupying all unsold time
there (so all day, all night 15-12 UT except for WWCR span? But
presently registered for only 19-04 UT).

Unusually I listened to almost the whole hour, but John Carver also
reports, and please keep doing so:

``Tonight's show started almost on time on 7490 after some fill music,
a miscue and some dead air. No theme song this evening. Angela in the
studio with Allan. Allan starting talking about the tests this past
week on the superstation. He said that 9330 wasn't on the air at the
moment but would be broadcasting tonight's show when they brought it
up.

Discussion moved to television for some reason. I received a telephone
call and had to turn the radio down for a bit. When I turned it back
up they were talking television.

Finally back to the superstation, Allan said they'd received signal
reports from New Zealand and India during the testing period. Phone
call at 0025 with a signal report saying that that the new transmitter
was up on 9330 but had dropped out twice so far. Allan said that
during the antenna adjustment period, they were asked to keep the
power down to 130 kW.

Tom called at 0030 and said he'd shut down the new transmitter as it
was overloading and that 9330 was back on the old transmitter. Allan
goes on some more about getting all the bugs out of the new antenna.
Says that is the biggest hurdle left. Had planned to have the
superstation on the air for normal operation by the 17th of this month
but it might take a week longer as they worked on adjusting the new
antenna. Said that they would continue with transmitter tests this
coming week also but probably only on 9330 as the antenna has to be
retuned every time they change frequencies.

Reading of emails at 0051. Closing prayer at 0058. Allan said that
when the superstation went on the air for real, Brother Stair would
move to 7490 and would fill every empty slot in the schedule. Program
off the air at 0101 followed by music. 7490 was off the air at 0105.
John, Mid-North Indiana``

Kai Ludwig, Germany, has just commented on the WOR iog: ``It will get
interesting when this WLC Radio stuff really goes on air. The German
variant is recorded in a real, decent studio, apparently with native
speakers of German, of young age and using a presentation style for
their own age group. It all sounds really professional, besides the
choice of medium: This target audience can hardly be reached with
radio anymore, let alone shortwave. So again the question:

Who in the world drives this whole thing, is involved in the program
production and, first of all, pumps millions of $ $ $ into a project
that at a glance looks like the child of some Youtube clowns? Kai``

AW`s latest twit circa 14 UT May 11 says nothing about superstation or
further testing plans (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Sat May 11 at 1514, NO signal from KVOH during
presumed Wavescan airing. OSOB is 17815 WHRI, JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15825 & 13845, May 10 at 1403, WWCRs are S9+20, sure pilots
of HF sporadic E; and 6m DX Map shows MUF above 100 MHz, heavy 10-
meter contacts all over eastern USA. Later I do get one FM DX catch,
q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 88.1 WBFM, May 10 at 1654 UT, noting the MUF is still
estimated above 100 MHz, I turn on the ATS-909 next to the computer,
which is mostly usable only for near/local stations and very strong
HF, to 88.1, and immediately fades up a non-ID/promo for ``The Joy
FM``, and fade down again, but the two Okies are no problem on this.

WTFDA FM Database search on this exact slogan leads to only one 88.1,
WJIS, 100 kW in Bradenton FL, a good fit for paths in this opening and
optimum sporadic E distance 1086 miles = 1748 km. My first Es FM DX
catch this year. I hasten to the porch for a clearer shot across
hourtop, but nothing else logged vs all the ACI and CCI --- not a
single really clear/open FM frequency around here, very frustrating
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9200.000, May 10 at 0613, S2-S5 of open carrier. Only
thing in Aoki/NDXC is, you guessed it, CNR1 jamming vs SOH; but I
would not expect much of that at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1717 UT May 11

 

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