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Glenn Hauser logs December 24-25, 2023  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, December 26 2023

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 4885, Dec 25 at 0615, NO signal from R. Clube do Pará, very
unusual to be absent, must be an Xmas holiday. Nor anysig into Bonaire
SDR at 0655 check. No tropical signals added for the occasion, rather
subtracted (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 332 MCW kHz, Dec 25 at 0619 UT, dash and QT, JBA NDB at
Thunder Bay, Ont., 1000 watts. If any Canadian can make it thru my
local noise level, this is it. Much closer IC, Wichita KS, still
cannot be detected, but at night it would usually be even weaker than
QT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Dec 25 at 1622, JBA carrier, presumably again RHC
something very wrong on QRP, while 11760 inblasts, but... (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, Dec 25 at 1632, RHC is S9/+10 unlike JBAC // 15140,
but modulation at good level is rapidly cutting off and on; wiggle
that patchcord! Totally unlistenable. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, R. Kiribati, continues to be inaudible and
presumed off, Dec 25, neither direct JBA carrier as was frequent last
winter; nor now 0658 via Oahu SDR. I`ve been checking 846 direct
almost every night around 0430 and/or 0730. Ron Howard and Gary Pence
not hearing it either. A night or two ago Kaneohe SDR was out of
order, but now is getting something on 840 from the upper 48, see USA
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. Xmaseve pirate activity, three at once:

6961 USB, Dec 24 at 2328, S9, sounds like a ham QSO talking directly
to one person, mentions WA1ZMS, but not sure whose call that be. About
the 486 kHz special experimental broadcast, but then mixes in some
music. Many logs here as Zeeky Radio Shroomus Show:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,123149.0.html

6935 AM, Dec 24 at 2329, JBA music. These logs ID it as Pirate Radio
Boston, with Charlie Loudenboomer:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,123152.0.html

6875 USB, S9+10/20 of music, strongest by far. Many logs here as Radio
48 on MRI:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,123148.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. More pirates on Dec 25, as tuned direct:
6880 AM, Dec 25 at 2251, S9+ music. Mix Radio International logs
earlier but none later than 2153:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,123226.0.html

6950 USB, Dec 25 at 2253, music. Radio Free Whatever per these logs:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,123225.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 960, Dec 25 at 0752 UT, KGWA Enid is OFF; Merry Xmas! 2
or 3 other stations audiblized but can`t catch any ID and/or stay
awake past 0800. Still off at next check 1614, leaving a couple very
weak signals.``KGWA`` is still going on 100.9 FM, but how can that be,
with no AM to ``translate``? AM listeners deprived of their far-right
talkshow lineup.

For almost a year, KGWA has been on U1 250/250 W ND STA instead of U3
1000/1000 watts. This situation has been unnoticeable at local range
of about 3 miles from site. FCC info about KGWA via NRC DX News, by
advanced masthead issue dates:

Feb 7, 2023: applies for STA as one tower needs to be replaced
Feb 21, 2023: STA granted, during tower repairs
Sept 19, 2023: granted STA extension, 6 more months

We recall the protracted period circa 2013-14 when KGWA would provide
a dead-air ``Fox hole`` instead of news at local midnight, allowing DX
in from as far as CFAC Calgary; and another spell Jan 4-7, 2021. See
USA in this report for what else I`m hearing now (Glenn Hauser, Enid,
WOR)

** SAO TOME E PRINCIPE. 13750, Dec 25 at 1626, S9/+20 open carrier,
the SSOB except for domestix 13820, 13845; 1627 `Yankee Doodle Dandy`
IS and ``Voice of America, Washington DC, signing on``, more YDD; 1629
cut to a bit of African music; 1630 3-note VOA sounder and Swahili
s/on, as sked 1630-1700 daily via Pinheira (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Mon Dec 25 at 2301, token English from SNR, no news,
to be about carols from different regions of Spain and languages;
first, attempt by the French department at their own carol, but the
tune sounds familiar. Good signal direct (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960.003, Dec 24 at 2344, VOT not off the air, S9+30/40 but
somewhat distorted into UTwente: slightly different offset than usual
.005 so maybe different transmitter. `New Day, New Choices`, something
about mental health; 2347 song; 2353 totally wrong s/off sked 3 hours
off; 2354 IS to 2355*. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler, awry
at Ankara.

5960, Dec 25 at 2300, VOT English s/on sked, S9+20/30 direct but no
time to listen; already off by 2356 UTwente check (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2222 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
December 24 at 2100 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323 kHz, S9+10/20 into
nearby SDR, not on 918 or 207; and 1323 also S9 into UTwente across
Europe, no QRM at either.

Also confirmed UT Monday December 25 at 0035, the 0030 on WRMI 7780,
S9/+10 but noisy into Durango2 SDR.

Also confirmed UT Monday December 25 at 0401, just underway from 0400
on Area 51 via WBCQ 6160 -67 Hz = 6159.933 into NH SDR, S5/S7 with
storm noise tho no Blitz closer than the GOM south of NOLA. 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
[Unique Radio on Operational Break, this week only but still
streaming]
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB [previous #2221]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [unsked but confirmed last 3 weeks]
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 for a generous quarterly check on the Winter
Solstice, from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated, or via
PayPal,
not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, Dec 25 at 0609, WRNO, not off the air but VG,
surprisingly with Johnny Cash song ``A Boy Named Sue``, not exactly
religious, but 0610 YL DJ as ``Country Roads on WRNO``, and over to OM
about Satan, whew, back to Topic A (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15825, Dec 25 at 1625, WWCR-1 the SSOB with sporadic-E
boost, S9/+25 but still rather distorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 840, Dec 25 at 0658 UT, checking Kaneohe, Oahu, KiwiSDR for
846 Kiritimati, q.v., instead see a trace on 840 which I know can`t be
Hawaii nor anywhere in Pacificasia. Most likely California, which is
not than unusual to Hawaii on MW with nothing in between, Modesto
about 3960 km = 2460 stmi; Xmasmx pauses at 0700 for KMPH, Modesto ID.
So this is ``international`` DX in reverse (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 960 kHz has been opened up for DX tnx to the silence of
local KGWA: see OKLAHOMA. Nearest other 960s are KMA Shenandoah IA,
533 km=331 stmi; KGKL San Angelo TX, 597 km=371 stmi; KZIM Cape
Girardeau MO, 748 km=465 stmi. Also stn in AR and another in TX.

Dec 25 before 1700 UT, only traces of a couple weaksigs into the R75
and longwire, so I`m into the frigid car which should pull a little
better. ABC news is JBA at 1700, mentions Colo. Sprs. but that would
just be an item in nat`l news. Lite ACI from the 950 & 970 fringe
stations which are stronger. 1704 local weather by YL voice, but
cannot make out any details except current temp 34 degrees. 1705
singing ID? 1706 Chip Davis with `Mannheim Steamroller`s American
Xmas`.

Brrr, back inside to check the streams: KGKL San Angelo is indeed
still ESPN, so nix that. At 1719, KMA is in `Mannheim Steamroller`s
American Christmas`, hosted by Chip Davis, MHSR founder: seems also
includes Xmasmx by other performers. KZIM Cape Girardeau MO, remote
other possibility is emitting nothing but clicking on its stream; but
see separate log later.

By 1800 UT Dec 25, KMA stream sure enough, is with ABC news. Plenty of
ads before and after but no local weather follows; 1806, back to
Mannheim Streamroller`s American Christmas, with Chip Davis who claims
it`s heard all over the country via hundreds of stations: on KMA,
presumably a holiday-only diversion from its usual talk format. Anyhow
I`m sure KMA is the one I have been getting direct. This time of year,
some residual midday skywave could be in play; there is some slight
slow fading, but also at that awkward distance where groundwave is
also possible over this good-conductivity path (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK,
WOR)

** U S A. 960, Dec 25 at 2254 UT, local KGWA still off. Dominant is
KZIM, Cape Girardeau MO, promo for its app, weather. 2256 outro Sean
Hannity name-dropping, KZIM ID, adstring including something in Cape
Girardeau and Marion [IL]; ``RiverRadio`` slogan at least in
commercial connexion, not shown in NRC AM Log; ToH joint ID with KSIM
1400 Sikeston MO. Official FCC sunset for KZIM in Dec is 2245 UT [Jan:
2300], so should already have switched from 5 kW ND to 500 W
direxional. Night pattern is ``butterfly`` with 4 major lobes, one of
them almost thisaway; deep nulls to NW/SE/NE:

https://transition.fcc.gov/bureaus/mb/databases/querydata/AM_DA_patterns/bcc7a2d5599f4f83a5bbc1b6063ebeb7-3954.pdf
2315 recheck, even stronger, seems like same station but no IDs;
national ads, 2318 `Commodity Update`, Menards ad; playing a
``Wednesday`` talkshow about guns. Menards, home improvement store,
chex for Cape G but there are lots elsewhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 4940, Dec 25 at 0616, Station 4940 is on with YL, S9+32
direct; even better at 0655, VG into Bonaire SDR. Gianni Serra, Roma,
refers us to sources placing it at Rincón Hondo, Apure; TDOA DFing
long ago had led to somewhere in Apure state, but unconfirmed. These
show it there apparently without qualification:

``RE: the religious Radio Estación 4940 in Venezuela or Colombia, I
found out these webpages:

< https://fmscan.org/net.php?r=m&m=s&itu=VEN&pxf=Estaci%F3n+4940 >
< https://fmscan.org/transmitter.php?i=31300010 >
< https://radio-america-latina.org/am/fm.php?itu=Venezuela&region=apu
>
< https://www.mwlist.org/scanner.php?mode=0&area=9&MHz=4#top >

It is reported the site in Rincón Hondo, Apure - Venezuela, with 1 kW
TX power. But I do not know if news on these webpages about this Lat
Am Radio are reliable or not. 73 Gianni Serra`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA carriers, as hets during 10/kHz
bandscan, Dec 25 at 0750: 621 and 711, surely RNE Canarias, and SNRT
Western Sahara under Moroccan royal imperialism yoke (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4800, Dec 25 at 0614, trace of something, music?
Bandscan for signs of any unusual LAm tropband activity for
Xmaseve/day. 0655 check at Bonaire finds nothing. WRTH 2024 shows
nothing but China on 4800, a bit too early to propagate even at
midwinter. Of course, any MW harmonix could land on 4800 from 1600,
1200, 960, 800, 600 - certainly not 5X *my* 960 which is off, see
OKLAHOMA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11514.9, Dec 25 at 1631, algo S3. Nothing listed on
11515 in WRTH 2024, Aoki or EiBi; but via WWDXC, BCDX, USAGM RMS
monitoring included it among Dengê Gel and/or Turkjam in mid-Nov. I
haven`t tried to track any of that lately, but this is their favorite
jumparound area (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0105 UT December 26

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 24, 2023  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 24 2023

Hauser
** GERMANY [and non]. Gruß an Bord underway from 1800 UT Dec 24 - the
annual greetings for German mariners from Norddeutscher Rundfunk via
SW relays:

The lineup via AER El Dial:
1800-2100 en la ISS de 6030 250 kW / 251 grados al Atlántico Noreste
1800-2100 en TAC de 6080 100 kW / 301 grados a Europa
1800-2100 en 9635 NAU 250 kW / 130 grados al Océano Índico
1800-2100 en 11650 ISS 250 kW / 148 grados a Atlántico/Océano Índico (
S.Af )
1800-2100 en 13725 NAU 250 kW / 205 grados al Atlántico Sur
1800-2100 en 15770 100 kW / 044 grados al Atlántico Noroeste

Checking UTwente from 1803: 6080 via Uzbekistan best as to be
expected, aimed back toward Europe; axually 6079.980, S9+10/20. German
talk and audience applause, unseems synchro with 6030, 9635. 15770
WRMI via Maryland SDR is *not* //, rather novelty song in English.
IIRC, previous years the WRMI relays were also upmessed. By 1820,
15770 has joined, in German. Mostly German talk the next sesquihour.
Direct check at 1826: 15770 VP, 11650 JBA.

Inadvertent German lesson: correct name apparently as above. If it
were Greetings, plural, it would be Grüße = Gruesse (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. UT Sun Dec 24 circa 0040-0215 UT, our annual pilgrimage
to Xmas FM sound-and-light shows in Enid, the same two locations as
several previous years: NE corner of Oak & Oakwood, ex-oil well vacant
lot with the Singing Xmas Trees on 89.5 MHz, *very* part 15, could not
even hear it until less than a block away. Includes Chipmunx song -
Alvin!!

The other one is in the Pheasant Run Golf Course neighborhood, on the
western edge of Enid off Garland, on 94.9 MHz with much greater range
of a few blox; a residence with Pistol Pete OSU mascot, tree lights,
etc., flashing along with music variety, especially Mannheim
Steamroller. Certainly no one else is going to `DX` these, but I find
them an interesting media twist, and wish others would describe such
FMy shows near them (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U K [non]. 21630, Dec 24 at 1559, BBC with Bow Bells, 1600 JIP
`Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols` - how rude: Ascension should have
started an hour earlier for this annual live broadcast. Presumably
also on 25900 from UK, too weak to tell. Both ordinarily open at 1600.
But I`ve already been hearing it L&C in $ tereo via WUOT Knoxville
stream from 1500. About the only church service I`m willing to
tolerate, because of the beautiful music, a redeeming quality. Some
stations repeat FONLAC, such as KWTU Tulsa, UT Dec 25 at 0400; or even
Xmas morning (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 400 kHz MCW, Dec 24 at 0806, AHQ, a 25-watt NDB at Wahoo,
Nebraska, which is just west of Omaha. Heard before but it`s been a
long time, Nov 6, 2021. Manages to overcome the S9+20 local noise
level. Several other intriguing carriers but none readable except:

329 kHz MCW, Dec 24 at 0801, PMV, 25-w NDB at Plattsmouth NE.

293 kHz, FBY, 25 watts at Fairbury NE, no sign of it lately in
numerous tunebys, wonder if still on air? Used to be most reliable
Nebraskan. Classaxe says it`s 50 watts, last logged Dec 5, 2023 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2222 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday December 24 at 0100 on WRMI 9955, presumably, as heard by
recording of webstream while out on Xmas FM monitoring.

Also confirmed, UT Sunday December 24 starting at 0535 on WA0RCR, 1860
AM, MO, S9+18 into nearby remote, very late after nominal 0415.

Missed zzz checking the Sun Dec 24 at 1130 on WRMI 9955; anyone hear
it? Next:

2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW [? not last week]
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
[Unique Radio on Operational Break, this week only but still
streaming]
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB [previous #2221]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [unsked but confirmed last 3 weeks]
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 for a generous quarterly check on the Winter
Solstice, from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated, or via
PayPal,
not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re: ``3265.149, Dec 23 at 0201, WBCQ as `AAAWWW` is running
way overtime. Just now checked as he mentioned ``3265`` was now
testing on air, nowhere near full 50 kW power, maybe exciter only. But
I find it quite strong into NH SDR, S6/S8 and as good or better than
7490! Hal Turner finally JIP at 0203``

Uncle Bill responds: ``I checked with the station on this myself
because I found the signal strength for 3265 disturbing - turns out it
was running on a 1 kW backup`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1955 UT December 24

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 23-24, 2023  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 24 2023

Hauser
** ALGERIA. 17600, Dec 23 at 1641, Af/ME music at S7/S9, the SSOB one
unit better than 17790 WRMI. Aoli & EiBi show Ifrikya FM, site Béchar,
long hours 07-20 UT. EiBi including 8 minutes of English at 1900. A
good spot for music (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, Sat Dec 23 not checked direct until
1957 when there is no signal. But into two Argentine remotes, about
same S7 level vs continuous background noise. 2027 CQ and ``Radio
Boletín Antárctico``, hardly Breaking News but noting anniversaries: a
crutch for programming ideas; if there is a chronology of stuff
happening, there is an odd anniversary almost every day, no matter how
insignificant. 2036 Morse code and back to music. Next check at 2336,
still going with music, and 0010+ Dec 24; 0014 multilingual RNASG ID
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5910, Dec 23 at 0357, CRI relay is S9+30/40 but JBM in
English. 6000, Dec 23 at 0358, RHC is S9+25/35 but suptorted in
English. Somethings` always wrong at RadioCuba and RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Dec 23 at 1645, JBA carrier, presumably RHC as nothing
else is scheduled. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6875 USB, Dec 23 at 2320, music vs high storm noise
level from across all of west Texas. Many reports here as Radio 48 via
MRI:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,123045.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Dec 23 at 2322, VOT not off the air, `The Captain`s
Log` and theme. Could be opening or closing like all shows playing
exactly same announcement at start and finish. Direct, vs heavy storm
noise from west Texas (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Correcting the time: 2145 not 2245; MTIA is at 2105-2200:

11720, Fri Dec 22 at 2145, VOA with last part of `Music Time
in Africa` unusually interviewing an opera singer, Justin Austin. Too
much talk, too little music. Not clear what the African connexion be,
unless he`s Black, as is obviously American, born in Germany, military
brat? Good signal from Grimesland via a mid-America remote. Tnx to tip
from Alan Roe`s holiday programming schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 13750, Dec 23 at 1647, S6/S9 of Swahili, the SSOB
extracontinental, and the OSOB except algo on 13830. Discounting
intracontinentals on 13820, 13845. It`s VOA via SAO TOME, this
semihour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2222 monitoring: confirmed UT
Saturday December 23 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, S5/S7 into Maryland SDR
offbeam.

Also confirmed Saturday December 23 at 1700 & 2030 on WRN North
America webcast. At 2030 also on WRMI webcast only, coincidence?

Also confirmed Saturday December 23 from 2029 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM,
Wentzville MO, S9+18 into nearby Warrenton SDR, which tends to
skip/hiccup a lot making it nonuseful for continuous program
listening. 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 [also webcast, 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
[Unique Radio on Operational Break, this week only but still
streaming]
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB [previous #2221]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [unsked but confirmed last 3 weeks]
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 for a generous quarterly check on the Winter
Solstice, from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated, or via
PayPal,
not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 3265.149, Dec 23 at 0201, WBCQ as `AAAWWW` is running way
overtime. Just now checked as he mentioned ``3265`` was now testing on
air, nowhere near full 50 kW power, maybe exciter only. But I find it
quite strong into NH SDR, S6/S8 and as good or better than 7490! Hal
Turner finally JIP at 0203 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 730, Dec 23 at 0750 UT, classical music, a surprise as
no stations are overtly so formatted; pause and more as if album cuts.
Not recognizable as ``holiday`` or ``religious`` but maybe, and/or
anomaly for The Season. Would KKDA Korean TX or XEX Deportes CDMX do
this? On 730, no CBC/SRC nor any US public radio stations (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0019 UT December 24

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 22-23, 2024  View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 23 2023

Hauser
** CHILE. 28445 USB, Dec 22 at 2309, CB32T calling QRZ and making
quick contacts including USA, name Kiko? Occasional CCI talkovers.
Almost the OSOB, except for unID weaker 28425 USB, and no beacons.
QRZ.com gives us a lot more info than heard; never mentioned Club
Traiguén:

``CB32T Chile flag Chile
CONMEMORACIÓN 32 AÑOS RADIO CLUB TRAIGUÉN
P.O BOX 150, TRAIGUÉN 4730000, Chile

El Radio Club Traiguén extiende una cordial invitación a participar en
la celebración de su 32 aniversario, durante la cual se activará el
indicativo especial CB32T. Este evento se llevará a cabo del 15 al 22
de diciembre, abarcando todas las bandas de HF y 6 metros...``
https://www.qrz.com/db/CB32T

So this is final day of event. Where is Traiguén? ``a city and commune
in Malleco province, Araucanía region``. Google map shows inland north
of Temuco. I guess that`s the one; same name applied to some other
places. There is also a namesake island (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6872 USB, Dec 22 at 2319 music, 2320 SSTV beepery,
2322 back to Xmasmx, no announcements heard. More unID reports here,
also earlier on 6870 USB and there were separate logs on 6871 LSB:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,122950.0.html
SSTV images of chickens, so obvious question, Thunder Chicken Radio?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** RUSSIA. 7602 CW, Dec 22 at 0439, long message seems to be repeating
between pauses, starts RLO DE RIT. Signal is fluttery as if from afar
and aurorally affected. R- implies Russia, of course. I get six hits
by searching the UDXF iog on RIT 7602; from 2009y to 2022y, including
``Russian Navy - Northem Fleet HQ, Severomorsk CW RIT Wkg RLO``;
``The schedules for these messages are: 0900z 1200z 1800z 2100z.
Frequencies noted being used for these messages are: 4433, 4807, 4973,
5753 and 7602`` -- so RLO is the station called but not heard,
location unknown. Severomorsk is just NE of Murmansk in extreme NW
Russia near Finland and Norway, inlet from the Arctic Ocean. BTW, the
code presumably includes unfamiliar Cyrillic letters (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Fri Dec 22 at 2300, token English from SFR, VG direct;
after news, long interview with someone of a costume company you`ve
never heard of, but seen their stuff in movies or on stage; 2325 over
to Lebanon correspondent about Xmas in the ME (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960.005, Dec 22 at 2347, VOT English not off the
air, S9+30/40 into UTwente at ``with-you-every-hour`` promo, music.
2352 ``W-Y-E-H`` promo *again*, s/off with correct but incomplete B23
sked, overlooking this very broadcast, IS; something`s always awry at
Ankara. 2356 IS restarts with German IDs; <0000 Dec 23, timesignal
ends a few sex early even considering internet delay, s/on extraneous
German, news starts a bit before 0001, usw. 0034 still going with
music. 0043 multilingual ID filler reel. Something`s always erroneous
at Emirler. At least modulation is OK, but makes the ChiCom JBA
underneath. Not off till about 0055* as if intentional extension
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 11720, Fri Dec 22 at 2245, VOA with last part of `Music Time
in Africa` unusually interviewing an opera singer, Justin Austin. Too
much talk, too little music. Not clear what the African connexion be,
unless he`s Black, as is obviously American, born in Germany, military
brat? Good signal from Grimesland via a mid-America remote. Tnx to tip
from Alan Roe`s holiday programming schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2222 monitoring: confirmed Friday December 22
at 2158 just in time the 2130 on IRRS SW via AM Italia 1323 kHz, good
trans-Europe into UTwente with no Romania or other QRM. Likewise tail
of WRMI 2130 on internet only.

Also confirmed Friday December 22 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, but I was
really listening to webcast. Next:

0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
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 [also webcast, 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
[Unique Radio on Operational Break, this week only but still
streaming]
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB [previous #2221]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [unsked but confirmed last 3 weeks]
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 for a generous quarterly check on the Winter
Solstice, from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated, or via
PayPal,
not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. (9955), Fri Dec 22 at 2200-2259, WRMI webcast with `Over the
Horizon Radio` Xmas special with music from various countries, some
obscure. DJ also voices frequent Icom ads. Never said his name and if
he gave it at end, that was chopped short for a `WeLoveShortwave`
fruitcake! ad. Also has several other times on skedgrid as OTH Radio.
Programming page names him Larry Deyoe; offers lots of QSLs but no
SDRs (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WBCQ chex ahead of `AAAWWW`, Dec 23 at 0057: 5130.264,
ATTATT via NH SDR; 7490 -37 Hz = 7489.963, FKB via Maryland SDR. But
at 0058 there`s an echo, as T**** has been Dumped from 5130! 0059
already hearing AW interjexion before ID; 0100 WTO theme; 0101 talx
over it with yuletide refs, so must be a new one. 0103 says it`s 12
degrees so he must be in ME, then Angela on phone must remain back in
FL (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 3215, Dec 22 at 0439, WWCR-1 modulation sounds moreorless
backtonormal, rather than suptorted. Perhaps my obs of the last few
nights got to them (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic just barely audible MW carrier check, Dec
22 at 0748: only 891 kHz in non-exhaustive bandscan. usual 1 kHz het
upon WLS. Surely ALGERIA, about as late as it can be on shortest
dayofyear. Site Ouyed Falet is not included in the extensive locality
list at gaisma.com, but it`s just west of Algiers, so what`s the
sunrise time there? 0657 UT. With 300 kW it can still be propagating
westward less than an hour after LSR. Latest will become in a biweek,
0702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0126 UT December 23

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 21, 2023  View Printable Version 
Friday, December 22 2023

Hauser
** CUBA. 6000, Dec 21 at 0430, RHC S9+30, English, undermodulated and
attracting local hum level as other very strong sigs. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 408 kHz MCW, Dec 21 at 0437, JDM is JBA, 25 watt NDB from
Colby KS in the NW corner, nickname `Wheatfield`. Altho there is now
zero Blitz stormnoise across North America, I am still hearing hardly
any MW/LW beacons - not even 332 IC Wichita, and nothing from Canada.

JDM is seldom heard; probably my unIDs Dec 10 at 0419, and Nov 5, 2023
at 0311. Last definite log was Nov 13, 2021 at 0715, when I added: My
previous log from 2020y bears repeating:

```408-MCW kHz, Oct 18 at 0643 UT, JDM, 25-watt NDB at Colby -
Wheatfield, Kansas. One wonders how a call with no connexion to the
listed location came about? So I try searching on JDM Colby, finding
``Colby Howard Lands at JD Motorsports For Majority of 2020``
about NASCAR - that`s a stretch! Further down are linx to JDM as
NAVAID, but no call significance. Even further down, there is a JDM
Enterprises, LLC, in Colby among 55 other places:
https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_ks/8804627
but what does it do?`` Do they have a private airstrip in Colby?```

I had also logged it a number of times earlier in 2020y but not before
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2221 monitoring: ``From: Richard
Lemke, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, the desk of Richard’s listening
Post, Radio: JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long wires in the trees.
Dear Glenn: Update, confirming WOR #2221, This time of year the
Christmas lights, QRN, WRMI, 9395 kHz:
0030, 0044, 0056 (4-55433), 0059, QRN, December 20 UTC 2023 [Wed]
0130, 0145, 0159 (4-55433), QRN, [Thu]
0230, 0235, 0244, 0259 (45433), QRN, December 21 UTC 2023 [Thu]
(Lemke, Richard -AB) 73’s, Richard``

Confirmed UT Thursday December 21 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9/S3 direct

Also confirmed UT Thursday December 21 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, S9/S6
direct with lots of fading

Also confirmed UT Thursday December 21 at 0230 on WRMI 9395, S9
direct.

WORLD OF RADIO 2222 contents: Antarctica, Australia, (Austria), Canada
and non, China, Cuba, Denmark, (Ecuador), Ethiopia non, Germany,
Iceland, International Internet, (Japan), Korea North non, Korea
South, Liberia, Madagascar, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, North
America, Oklahoma, Perú, Romania, Spain and non, UKQOGBANI, USA;
unidentified 1218, 5990; bird monitoring; interviews of gh;
propagation outlook - (countries mentioned along with others not in
order)

WOR 2222 available from 0144 UT Friday December 22:
(mp3 stream) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2222.m3u
(mp3 download) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2222.mp3

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

2130 UT Friday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
2300 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also webcast, phonecast; jammed?]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
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 [also webcast, 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
[Unique Radio on Operational Break, this week only but still
streaming]
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB [previous #2221]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [unsked but confirmed last 3 weeks]
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 for a generous quarterly check on the Winter
Solstice, from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated, or via
PayPal,
not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 3215, UT Thu Dec 21 at 0432, WWCR-1 still suptorted tho
S9+20/30 with a different program than previous nights, so not the
programs` fault. I was about to say that same WWCR-1 unit when on
15825 daytimes did not have this problem: but now it does at 1634
check Dec 21, S9+25. The other three, 13845, 12160, 9980 are very loud
and clear. Something`s not right at Nashville (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD
OF RADIO 2222)

** U S A. 9330, Dec 21 at 0738, zero signal from WBCQ with WLCR;
wonder what`s wrong now? Definitely back on at 1746 check (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNSOLICITED TESTIMONIAL

Hello Glenn Hauser, I am still enjoying your Shortwave Radio Show as I
have been listening to you since the late 80s!! Thank you, for all
your hard work, It's Awesome Work You do!! Merry Christmas and Merry
New Year!! Hamilton Ontario Canada!! Thanks, Dave Strong (WORLD OF
RADIO 2222)

This report dispatched at 0157 UT December 22

 

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