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Glenn Hauser logs December 6-7, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 07 2019

Hauser
** CANADA. 223 kHz, Dec 6 at 0728, dash and YYW, 1000 watt ND beacon
from Armstrong, Ontario. First one readable as I tune upward (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 6100, Dec 6 at 2307, VP music same as VG signal on CUBA
13650. I`m checking this just as some guy on WRMI is quoting Steve
McGreevy`s unID music on 6100; I researched the answer too late to say
on the WOR 2011 show: it`s CRI`s Portuguese service which for months
has been replaced by continuous Chinese music. 6100 is scheduled
2300-0100 direct from Beijing site, aimed NW across Asia, Europe,
Atlantic to Brasil. 13650 via Cuba is for only one hour; and the
second hour has another relay, Kashgar, East Turkistan (land of Uyghur
brainwashing by the ChiCom) on 9710, which here at 0001 Dec 7 check is
a JBA carrier, while the music on 6100 is still poorly audible. The
understation Steve also had on 6100 must have been CRI QRMing itself,
simulscheduled in Sinhala via Kunming at 2330-0030 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13767 & 13633 approx., Dec 6 at 1503, AM/FM/F# spurblobs from
RHC 13700-AM transmitter with music at S9; second order much weaker VP
circa 13567 & 13833, none further. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7140 & 7180, Dec 6 at 1427, JBA steady carriers vs QRhaM,
presumably the two VOBMEs by longpath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Dec 6 at 0722, TGAV once again on air way past
usual 0610v*, but no modulation. Sometimes there may be, for the
holidays? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 2850, Dec 6 at 1408, choral music S7-9, KCBS
P`yongyang the common DPRK MW station here, only occupant of the
105-meter band, better than usual well after sunrise here.

3320, Dec 6 at 1413, Hamhung relay of KCBS P`yongyang also registers
S7-9, but just barely modulated. Still outshines 3325 Indonesia JBA
carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 1566, Dec 6 at 1343 I am concentrating on the JJBBA
carrier from FEBC Cheju Island, fading somewhat, but seems to begone
at about 1344.5, expected time for their beam change from Japan to
China. In another month this will be easier right at our own sunrise
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. Surveying Echo of Hope Korean talk
jumparounds and status of KN noise jamming, Dec 6 at 1414-1425: 3475
no jam; 3905 jam only; 3930 with jam; 3985 with jam; 4557 jam only;
4885 no jam; 5995 over jam; 6350 with jam (not 6348); 6520 jam; 6600
with jam. Quite a while later had JBA carrier on 9100.

6045, Dec 6 at 1422, open carrier with jamming too. This is a Voice of
Freedom frequency, per EiBi in a break 1406-1452 but evidently leaving
carrier on for the jammer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 720, Dec 6 at 1351 UT, Spanish timecheck twice as ``7-48``,
presumably automated; ad repeating toll-free phone number 800-110-3130
--- I don`t think a US number could have 1 as the fourth digit; anyhow
it`s an ad for something costing 629 pesos ``sin gastos de envío``.
1354 another timecheck, for 7:50, and temp 8 grados centígrados; then
mentions ``El Fonógrago``, the network 25 kW XEJCC Juárez sometimes
relays (but now during talk, not music), with a couple? frequencies,
one of them sounding like 650, which does not compute, must have been
690, XEN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 730, Dec 6 at 1341, VG signal with Mexican music, much
stronger than 720 or 700; 12 minutes after sunrise here as I start,
none of the XEs below 700 are audible. ``La Mexicana --- le gana``
partial slogan, plugging a program Sat & Sun at 22 horas; 1350 Suprema
Corte PSA (can you imagine the SCOTUS doing that, or needing to?),
``La Mexicana`` ID again. It`s XEHB, 50 kW at Hidalgo del Parral,
Chihuahua (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 770, Dec 6 at 1355, Gobierno de México PSA, loops SSW, so
XEACH Monterrey NL, almost a semihour after sunrise here when the
other still skywaving XEs are further west; yes, 1358 Grupo Fórmula
program promo; 1400 ID? mentions ``canal`` algo. Did not hear it a few
minutes earlier and KKOB Albuquerque should have popped on ND day
pattern at 1400 UT (January: 1415 UT)(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 940, Dec 6 at 0707, multiple ID/promos for ``La Ke Buena --
en cadena``. Yes, that`s the way they spell it, altho XEQ should be
the ideal station to spell it correctly with a QU. Dominant signal
now, which is rarely the case any more for the major CDMX stations;
50/50 kW listed, and not noticeably off-frequency now. So slogan
implies it`s networked elsewhere? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 341 kHz, Dec 6 at 0732 UT, JBA ID with long pauses from
my local NDB, EI, at Woodring Airport. I often check for this day and
night and hear nothing at all, so appears to be sporadic and/or very
reduced power below nominal 25 watts. DXinfocentre.com lists 24 other
341s in the N American region, including the now decommissioned YYU in
Kapuskasing; and the only other one I have heard, OIN in Oberlin KS
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Dec 6 at 2353, standing by again for the Chaski cutoff
of its VP carrier audible under WON jamming, which occurs at 2355:07*,
i.e. 2.5 seconds earlier than 24 hours ago, 2355:09.5; of course I`m
just estimating the split seconds on my digital watch (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Dec 6 at 2301:30, VOT carrier and shortly modulation
cuts on late as English is already opening. Something`s always wrong
at Emirler, but today the modulation is good on S9+10 signal; 2350
recheck still on with interval signal loop, 2357 starts inserting
German IDs twice a minute, ``Die Stimme der Türkei``, and after
slightly late timesignal, 0000 UT Dec 7 opens German hour with
schedule including 19mb, i.e. 15270 at 1230 and there is only one
other German airing scheduled, 1830 on 5945, NOT NOW! If this phantom
German broadcast were to recur 24 hours later it would collide with
The Mighty Farty KBC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2011 monitoring: confirmed first SWBC at 2300
UT Friday December 6 on WRMI 9955: as usual, initially buried by heavy
wall-of-noise Cuban jamming even tho there is no exile programming
now, nor anything in Spanish. I can`t time the opening, but must have
started playout 10-15 seconds early judging by when I first utter
``standard disclaimer`` after the opening; was it upcut or everything
starting a bit early? This time the jamming persists longer, gradually
diminishing, WOR more or less readable by 2309, and clear by 2319.

Also confirmed UT Saturday December 7 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5010 S9-S7 and
not upcut; 7780 S9 but noisy; 5850 VG S9+20, the one aimed thisaway.
Next:

1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
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 NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW 6160v?
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
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

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

** U S A. 7490v, Dec 7 at 0100, WBCQ with a new `AAAWWW` -- I`m
listening mostly on webcast except when checking out the SW usage.
Only first few minutes politix, sidetracked by e-mail from SAQ, Sweden
about the Alexandersen Alternator Xmas eve broadcast on 17.2 kHz. He
talks a lot about SAQ and VLF in general both now and later in the
hour. Says he has heard it before in Monticello with a very longwire
antenna, but had to turn off all his own transmitters. SAQ is a museum
piece, last of its kind in the world. Except for the brand-new S-S,
WBCQ is also full of 60-70-year old museum piece transmitters and
other equipment.

0114 annoying Freddie calls in wanting to report reception. AW knows
they are on 7490 which he can hear/see in Fla, but not sure about
5130. Not the others: 3265 & 6160 off the air; and 9330 continues with
WLC. A bit of news about the SuperStation: due to high winds, an
insulator broke on the antenna, but they were able to isolate it and
stay on air; antenna crew came yesterday and fixed it.

At 0131, after confirming WOR on WRMI X 3, I find WBCQ 5130 is S9 but
noisy, and slightly better than 7490, also S9 and noisy. 0153 starts
to read latest FRW logs (oops, I missed their deadline with my one
catch), sidetracked by discussion of his and Angela`s musical
preferences; 0159 squeezes in that the WBCQ merchandise store is now
open on the website to raise some money, but at least on the webcast,
cut off at 0200 sharp before he can even pray.

Here`s John Carver`s version of same hour:

``Tonight's program started on time on 5130. 5130 is S9 and 7490 is
S1. Opening talk about plugs and sockets, male and female. Mini rant
about the 50 types of sexual orientation that are in vogue now. Then
into talk about longwave and a special event station that will be
broadcasting in December. First phone call at 0111 from Freddie
complaining that he could receive no WBCQ signal this evening and
could only hear WLC on 9330.

In talking about that, Allan mentioned that the big antenna on the
superstation had already suffered some weather related damage from a
broken insulator. They were able to bypass it with the computer and
continue to use the antenna until the weather broke and a crew was
able to replace the insulator.

After Freddie was off the phone the talk went back to longwave. Phone
call at 0138 from Freddie again with comments about the SAQ station
that Allan was talking about. Reading of Free Radio Weekly at 0153
interrupted at 0155 by nonstop station IDs until 0200 when they went
into a AAWWW rerun. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 560, Dec 6 at 1334 UT, news about Beaumont, ``KLVI News time
7:34``, weather next, local ads. Can anyone think of another MW
station with a call of frequency in Roman numerals? (56 = myriaHz).
Not often heard here; night pattern is tight almost due west; hmmm,
across Houston, but non-direxional daytime after 1300 in December
(1315 in January) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 830, Dec 6 at 1343 UT, Spanish religion seems to peak
WSW/ENE, maybe a Mexican; but 1347 several AC 901 phone numbers and
Memphis mentioned, so it`s from the east, 3 kW daytimer, WUMY Memphis
TN, 1348 also slogan ``Buenas Nuevas`` (never `Noticias` in the
Christian sense, nor vice versa). WCCO still in but nullable. Not to
be confused with the other mid-American Mississippi Valley USSS on
830, KGLA in Norco LA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1060, Dec 6 at 1402 UT, ID including ``Éxtasis -- El Paso``,
7:02 TC, i.e. KXPL, 10 kW ND daytimer. No sign of KIJN Farwell TX,
about halfway between us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, first on the R75
with E-W longwire, Dec 6 at 1324-1328 UT: 747, 774 both much stronger
than 828; 972, 1143.

Today`s sunrise 1329 UT, still latening by a minute every other day to
attain 1344 UT by Epiphany; OTOH our earliest sunset is just about now
at 2316 UT.

Then at 1328-1333 on the DX-398 hand held, all of them DFing NW from E
Asia, not Au/NZ: 693, 737, 774, 828, 873, 972, 1323, 1422, 1566 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also KOREA SOUTH

UNIDENTIFIED. 2484.13, Dec 6 at 1409, weak steady carrier, probably a
local artifact, but I`m checking for VANUATU which is supposed to
revive SW before yearend including new 2485 registered by Adrian
Sainsbury, NZ as 10 kW, 1000-1900 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0250 UT December 7

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 3-4-5-6, 2019  View Printable Version 
Friday, December 06 2019

Hauser
** ARGENTINA [non]. 5800, Dec 5 at 0115, RAE ID in Spanish; relay via
WRMI still here after Cuba reclaimed 6060. Unfortunately, I have a
blob from a local device right on 5800. I could tell 5800 went off the
air at 0200 sharp Dec 6. I notified the condiglista about this ASAP
last night so everybody in Argentina should be aware of it, perhaps
even RAE (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2011, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Dec 5 at 2054, the middle frequency of CHU is
still off the air for another week (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO
2011, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, Dec 6 at 0201, R. Progreso music is suptorted, S9+20
with CODAR QRM too. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Dec 5 at 0707, this RHC is still on in English, VG
S9+20/30, // only 6145. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND [non] [Fixing typo in portion of last report]: . . .by 1930
recheck some longer talk program. 1959 sign-off with the other theme,
and now with CRI English ACI from *both* sides 7285 & 7295 [not 7290
as I wrote originally]. Before 1900 it`s on 7285 only, after 1900 on
7295 only. . . (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non?]. 9890, Dec 5 at 2154, NHK Japanese is S9-S5, fair with
long/short path echo. I`m checking now becaus Rich D`Angelo on a
DX-pedition in Pennsylvania reported this going off the air at 2200.
But it`s scheduled until 2300, and around 2230 I have been hearing an
unreasonably strong signal for a broadcast aimed in the opposite
direxion; so could it be there is a secret site or azimuth shift at
2200? No, no break in transmission, no abrupt change in strength after
2159 ID, 2200 NHK timesignal and onward. However the signal steadily
grows to S9+10, and by 2231, S9+20/30. It appears there currently be a
``pipeline`` Yamata to Enido around this hour, perhaps graylinish
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11540, Dec 5 at 1435, two stations mixing about
equally including chanting. The Kurdo-Turco radio war is getting to be
rather routine, ``Radio Recep Erdogan`` vs Denge Welat. BTW it appears
that Pridnestrovye site has been ordered not to QSL or reply to
listeners, apparently to prevent site info about clandestines from
getting out to the public (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2011, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 5126-USB, Dec 5 at 0014, pirate with rock classics,
0020 ``Tutti Frutti``; 0027 ``Are You Lonesome Tonight`` by Elvis;
0027 quick YL ID as Mix Radio International. Still on at 0113 recheck,
fair and steady signal. Tnx to tip from Robert Butterfield, Maryland,
to the WOR iogroup, who was hearing it as early as 2205 Dec 4. Many
more logs here as early as 1931:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,60902.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2011, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Dec 4 at 2353, JBA carrier under Cuban jamming, from R.
Chaski, this time until autocutoff at 2355:11.5.

5980, Dec 5 at 2353, 24 hours later, now the cutoff is at 2355:09.5,
i.e. another 2 seconds earlier as the slippage continues (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2011, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2011 contents: Algeria, Antarctica,
Australia, Bougainville, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, Iran
and non, Japan non, Luxembourg, México, Myanmar, Nicaragua, North
America, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Perú, Pridnestrovye, Romania,
Sarawak non, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, USA,
unidentified 5955, Vietnam; Hitlist, DX/SWL/Media Programs; and the
propagation outlook

WOR 2011 is available as of 0341 UT Friday December 6
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2011.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2011.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2300 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
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 NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW 6160v?
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
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

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

** U S A. 9330, Dec 5 at 1423, WBCQ-6 SuperStation is off again; must
be having further problems. Still absent at rechex: 1543, 1918, 2009;
finally on in Arabic at next check 2026, only S7-S9 beamed away toward
main target supposedly Morocco instead of Egypt (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WORLD OF RADIO 2011, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. [Fixing minor typo in portion of last report:] ...6060, Dec
3 at 2332, WRMI in accented English, presumably the Supreme Master
herself, weak and undermodulated but in the clear. After 2355 I am
standing by for RHC to come on and so it does at *2357:14 as in
separate log, blowing away WRMI: I can`t even tell if it`s still on. .
. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, Dec 5 at 0711, S9/+10 of dead air from WEWN Spanish,
as frequently happens this time of night. Is no one paying attention
at Vandiver or Irondale? Of course not! Who would be listening to RCC
stuff at this ungodly hour? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, Dec 5 at 0712, WWCR another station competing in the
dead-air sweepstakes, in this case not even supposed to be on air now
with modulation. S9+30, same as modulated 5935. Seems like UT Thursday
is a favorite DOW for this; why? Mis-programmed automation while they
snooze? 100 kW for nothing. Of course most of their modulated 100 kWs
are also for nothing but gospel huxters and far-right extremist nuts
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505, Dec 6 at 0204, no signal yet from WRNO; but on at
0424, just as W&M prompt for contacts if we have tuned in by mistake;
something about haven in their names. S9+10 peaks but not a solid
signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12000-USB, Dec 5 at 1430, weak 2-way in Spanish about a
puta --- what else? Strangely, no trace of RHC harmonic even tho 6000
is still audibly on the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0455 UT December 6

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 3-4, 2019  View Printable Version 
Thursday, December 05 2019

Hauser
** CUBA. 11880, 15140, 15370, Dec 3 at 2108, all three RHC are in
Arabic. Own B-19 sked shows 11880 & 15140 are supposed to be in
French; 15370 in Portuguese at 2100-2130. Something`s always wrong at
RHC x 3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6060, Dec 3 at *2357:14 RHC carrier cuts on
S9+20/30 totally covering WRMI/SMTV [see USA], and a few seconds later
modulates with ``full`` frequency announcement, but failing to mention
6060! Summary translation: continues on 13740, 11760, 11850, 9535;
closing now on 15370, 9640, 5040; starting at *2400 [sic], 11670,
11700, 11950, 9640, 6000. Something`s always wrong at RHC: both
stopping and starting 9640 at same time? 11950 and 6000 may start now,
but with separate Mesa Redonda TV audio program.

6060 is still on in Spanish at 0455, S9+10/20 and at 0519 when it used
to have joined in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6145, Dec 4 at 0519, RHC is off, instead something
in Romanian, i.e. RRI which is already scheduled this hour only. Has
not gone back to 6165 either. I think 6145 was on earlier in evening
English; so is Arnie axually taking a break to avoid colliding with
RRI? More likely accidental; anyway, by 0721, 6145 is back on, by when
it is the only RHC frequency remaining.

Back at 0519, a full survey for RHC English: 6100 best by far, S9+30
but undermodulated; 6000 slightly weaker S9+20/30 also undermod; no
6165 or 6145; and 6060, 5040 are still in Spanish. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Dec 4 at 2025, VOG only fair with folk music, hardly
soporific, drums and fluting and chanting, but will have to do for my
nap lullaby in the absence of Qur`an from Saudi Arabia on 11820. I
need to check whether that`s really on as far as UTwente (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND [non]. 7290, Dec 4 via UTwente SDR, IRRS *1856:15 carrier,
and I keep listening on Wed, a non-WOR day. 1859:27 cut/on Aida theme
in progress and sign-on; 1900:05, FSN from London; 1903:05 FSN
Spotlight; 1905:05 news in brief from the United Nations; 1908:35 bit
of African music; 1911 bit of Qur`an with off-mike echo; 1911:25 rock
music but soon Arabic? lyrix; 1916:30 into country song in English; by
1930 recheck some longer talk program. 1959 sign-off with the other
theme, and now with CRI English ACI from *both* sides 7285 & 7290.
Before 1900 it`s on 7285 only, after 1900 on 7295 only. Aoki shows
7295 Urumqi, East Turkistan, land of Uighur brainwashing by the
ChiCom; 7285 is Xianyang site in Cha until 1857; Albania after 2000.
Now if we only knew the true site for 7290. My timings should be
accurate to a couple seconds; I thought there might be internet delay
via SDR but later tuning 3330-CUSB CHU, it`s only about one second
late. Also an unID timesignal on 5000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Dec 3 at 2350, no signal detectable from R. Chaski
under Cuban jamming against nothing, tho it has been during the past
week prior to slipping earlier 2355v*. Dec 4 at 2331, the signal is
back and cutoff time to be in next report (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAO TOME E PRINCIPE. 7325.032, Dec 4 at 0729, BBCWS in English way
off-frequency, S9/+10, 0730 headlines. Should not have been surprised
to find Pinheira is the site during this hour, also caught elsewhere
skewed; previous hour 06-07 is via Woofferton (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 9545, Dec 4 at 0456, VP S1-S2 signal, JBM? Even at
that level there should be more audio than I can detect. Others have
been noting SIBC closing around 0500, and now so do I: cuts off at
0500:22*. Presumably comes right back on other frequency 5020, but not
propagating for an hour or so? It`s certainly there when I do check at
0722, a carrier in 5025 Cuba splash. So here`s another DX station
loggable mainly by carriers and when they go and come (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Dec 3 at 2332, VOT English is on with music at S9/+10
but just barely modulated. Something`s always wrong at Emirler. 5960,
Dec 4 at 2331, no signal except maybe a trace of East Turkistan.
Something`s always wrong at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2010 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday December
4 from 2200:20 on WBCQ 7490.06v, fair S9; always starting 20 seconds
late, but no problem. Next:
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6060, Dec 3 at 2332, WRMI in accented English, presumably
the Supreme Master herself, weak and undermodulated but in the clear.
After 2355 I am standing by for RHC to come on at so it does at
*2357:14 as in separate log, blowing away WRMI: I can`t even tell if
it`s still on.

There is also a JBA signal on 5800, which possibly will have to
replace 6060 for WRMI, concluding with the RAE Spanish relay at
0100-0200*. What next?

5800, Dec 4 at 2331, yes, WRMI is back here with SMTV, boosted to
S9+10/20 instead of placeholder carrier;

[non] 6060, Dec 4 at 2331, no RHC yet either, but an S5-S7 carrier
with Doppler flutter. Aoki shows that could be Iran in Arabic from
Zahedan; and/or PBS Sichuan 2 from Chengdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, Dec 4 at 0723, S9+30 of dead air from WWCR instead of
TOMBS, which continues modulating with squeal on 3215, S9+10/20.
Meanwhile, the only other WWCR, 5935 with music during TUN/DGS/PMS,
hits S9+50 on my generous meter after double-preamps (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA LW carrier search, Dec 4 at 0735: 189
and 198 kHz, i.e. Iceland and UK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2352 UT December 4

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 3, 2019  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, December 03 2019

Hauser
** ARGENTINA [non]. Surprise, 6060, Dec 3 at 0115, RHC has reactivated
here in Spanish, and no sign of WRMI relay of RAE in Spanish which has
been here for a month with no RHC collision. WRMI must have been aware
of this before and quickly turned off. Maybe it will go back to 5800,
but not enough signal there now to tell, and all the other WRMI
frequencies seem nominal, except 7570 is missing. 4980 also has not
been resumed.

9395, UT Tue Dec 3 at 0203, RAE via WRMI relay in English, announcer
confused, claiming the time for this is ``1 AM UTC Tuesday-Saturday``;
and playing music at outset rather than news. At 0211, feature about
Argentine rock, not the DX Actuality program I was anticipating, so
apparently the Monday, not Friday show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, Dec 3 at 0115, surprise, RHC has reactivated here as
published for B-19, but not in use before now as WRMI had overtaken it
at 2100-0200 including RAE relay after 0100 --- but tonight there is
no sign of WRMI/RAE here or anywhere, as if they coordinated quitting
6060 as soon as RHC returned? RHC is S9+20/30 and // 11760. 6060 is
still on at 0508 & 0550 but in Spanish, not English.

5040, Dec 3 at 0116, this RHC is off again. Back on in Spanish with
squeals at 0546. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

6100, Dec 3 at 0547, RHC English best here by far, then 6145, then
6000 which is suptorted; 6060 reactivated but still in Spanish,
likewise 5040; maybe one or both became in English after 0600?
Unchecked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INTERNATIONAL VACUUM. As seen on KWTV, RF 25, OKC:

This week on "Sunday Morning" (December 1)
Last Updated Dec 1, 2019 10:49 AM EST Guest host: Lee Cowan

COVER STORY: Preparing the next generation of GPS | Watch Video
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/global-positioning-system-preparing-the-next-generation-of-gps/

Originally developed by the U.S. military, the Global Positioning
System (GPS) as we now know it became operational in 1995, and has
since become vital to nearly every facet of modern life, from our
smartphones to the internet and the electrical grid. David Pogue was
invited into the Air Force's GPS Master Control Station at Schriever
Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo, and visits Lockheed Martin,
where a new generation of GPS III satellites is being built.

For more info:
GPS: The Global Positioning System
Resilient Navigation Timing Foundation
U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C.
GPS III at Lockheed Martin
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/this-week-on-sunday-morning-december-1-2019/
(via gh, DXLD)

** U S A. 7490, Dec 3 at 0113, no signal from WBCQ, suspected OFF
rather than merely not propagating; but S-S on 9330 is weak, and 5130
is off as normal. Still no activity on 6160 which might have worked
better than 7490.

WBCQ 7490 webcast is running as usual with `From the Isle of Music`
here anyway. When I opened Winamp at 0125 it was already ``tuned`` to
my surprise, to `WJNE FM 87.9 Claggettsville`. Zappahead is involved
in that so must be what listening to Area 51 last night have morphed
into (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2010 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue Dec 3 at
0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA S6-S8. Next:
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 7570, Dec 3 at 0112, this WRMI is off, some #11 transmitter
problem, but back on with TOMBS at 0209 check.

See also ARGENTINA and CUBA. Nothing yet about 6060 on WRMI FB, but
they`ve been busy celebrating 25th anniversary:

``WRMI Radio Miami International
December 1 at 3:35 PM ·
https://www.facebook.com/wrmiradio/photos/a.10150259038580387/10162849168105387/?type=3&theater

Jesse Finkelstein (left) and Jeff White at the WRMI 25th anniversary
celebration December 1st. Jesse is the producer and host of our very
popular program "Blues Radio International." Tune it in Sunday nights
at 9:00 pm Eastern Time on 9955 kHz or on our livestream at wrmi.net.

WRMI Radio Miami International
December 1 ·
https://www.facebook.com/wrmiradio/photos/pb.269268060386.-2207520000.0./10162849153485387/?type=3&theater

WRMI General Manager Jeff White (left) and Dino Bloise, producer and
host of the Spanish-language DX program "Frecuencia al Día," at the
station's 25th anniversary celebration today (December 1) in
Okeechobee. They are holding an award presented to the station by the
Brazilian DX Club Sem Fronteiras. Shortwave listeners from many
countries who took part in the Club's contest elected WRMI as the
"Best Shortwave Station." They also elected Dino Bloise as the "Best
Shortwave Personality" and WRMI's Viva Miami as the "Best Variety
Program on Shortwave." ¡Muito obrigado!``

That survey of course is skewed against anything in English (Glenn
Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Dec 3 at
0602-0608: 531, 549, 612, 684, 693, 747, 774(2), 846(TP), 855(2), 882,
909, 936, 1053, 1089, 1107(2), 1134(2), 1215, 1296 kHz (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1756 UT December 3

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 1-2, 2019  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, December 03 2019

Hauser
** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Dec 2 at 2045 tune-in, Radio Tirana via WRMI
again comes in better on BST-1 caradio than my home rigs. Klara is
amid a history of Radio Tirana itself, various language services
coming and going, alliances with Russia, Yugoslavia, China coming and
going, notably lots of aid from China in the form of new studio and
transmission equipment. Interrupted by unID song at 2049.5-2052, and
another at 2055.5.

She also says there are 66 competitive stations in Albania but not
suitable for external service. Radio Tirana has the largest archive of
Albanian music; and she claims RTI now has more listeners than it did
on SW; but not going into how SW transmitter slowly failed and was
abandoned, nor how RT regained SW coverage tnx to relays in Germany
and Florida arranged by others. Nor how there`s any way of accurately
measuring SW audiences, then or now.

One might hear the start of this story by tuning in earlier to the
expected repeat UT Tuesday Dec 3 on 9395 after the 0230 news (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Monday Dec 2 at 2226, RAE in Italian via
WRMI in DX program, so this must be the show originally from Friday
--- are all these a day or three late as aired here? Playing some
Arabic music and talk clips, not sure about what; next topix: Russian
Duma banning Deutsche Welle; Sri Lanka gets $ 300 million of aid from
China; TRT Turkey gets (or gives?) some journalism award; Holland
private stations authorized to start DAB in January; 2234 ID as
``Attualità DX di Arnaldo Slaen`` apparently ending program. I did not
hearing anything about DX on it. Into music; 2237 RAE multi-lingual ID
reel and introducing some North African Berber music.

There was an annoying music bed thruout the DX show, but kudos to the
YL announcer who enunciates quite clearly and slower than other
Italian shows we hear, allowing me to comprehend her better. Perhaps
the English version of the same DX Actuality show will appear UT
Tuesday Dec 3 at 0200-0230 on 9395 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 9100, Mon Dec 2 at 1539, JBA carrier, not plus or
minus 5, so Echo of Hope must be back on original frequency this week.
And the several others will have made their own 5-kHz jumps (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NICARAGUA. 8989-USB, Dec 2 at 2210, I finally have a chance to
monitor the ``fisher-preacher``, variously known as El
Predicador/Pescador, believed to be somewhere within or next to
Nicaragua. He`s in EiBi as irregular, 2130-2400. Reception is
generally weak and marginal, but at tune-in I hear music, which
certainly does not belong in the aero band (nor do ships); I don`t
recall others reporting music from this. The hymn is mixed with
exhortations; 2220 mentions ``sangre de dios``; and several long
pauses, and several ``buenas tardes`` as apparently switched to 2-way
contacts with listeners; ``dios bendiga``; 2223 finally audible a
different voice answering (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Dec 2 at 2354, Radio Chaski carrier VP but quite
audible amid Cuban wall-of-noise jamming against nothing else; until
autocutoff at 2355:15.0*. I missed checking on Dec 1, but this is 2.5
seconds earlier than two nights ago, Nov 30 until 2355:17.5. So there
is slight variation in slippage but always a few seconds earlier.
Since my initial precise timing in the latest cycle, Nov 26 until
2355:27.5*, six nights ago, that makes an average of 2.08 seconds
earlier per noctem.

BTW, altho the NASWA Flashsheet publishes most of my reports, as long
as I am not quoting someone else, you`ll have to follow this thread
somewhere else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11820+v, Dec 2 at 2205, no signal from Riyadh, nor in
past several days` random afternoon chex. This HQ service used to be a
reliable source for naptime lullabyes upon signature
off-frequency+plus. Still scheduled in HFCC B-19 at 1800-2300, 500 kW,
320 degrees to WEu and USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, 12030, 11940, Dec 2 at 2204 and still 2240 on 9690 at
least, open carrier/dead air on all REE frequencies except 11685 no
signal. The first pair are burning the kW to the tune of S9+10; the
third at S9. Is no one awake at Noblejas? Was English at 2300 also
dead? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2010 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
December 1 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, fair S8-S9.

Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 2 at 0153, the 0130 on WRMI 7780, fair
S8-S9.

Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 2 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, S9+10, and
synchronized // 9395 at S6-S8. In this case, lower MUF tr*mps closer
azimuth.

Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 2 starting at 0405 on Area 51 webcast after
JL and after an extra song inserted about ``Mari-ju-wanna``. At 0417
check, WBCQ 5130v is poor and noisy S9. My last few words at 0434 are
overridden by HRI a little too eager to get started late too.

Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 2 at 0430 on WRMI 9955, good S9+10 but with
some occasional lite pulse jamming audible.

Also confirmed Monday Dec 2 starting da capo at 1900:35.5 as monitored
on IRRS 7290-Romania? via UTwente SDR. This week the big carrier cuts
on at *1857.5, a semiminute after CRI 7285 cut off, but soon back on
at 7295. IRRS audio does not cut on until 1900:25.5, for just a few
words of news headlines, and again missing the IRRS Aida IS and
sign-on, but WOR play starts at the beginning; progress. Next:

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

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

** U S A [and non]. 9330.00, Mon Dec 2 at 0717, WBCQ-6 World`s Last
Chance gospel huxter in English colliding with Cuban HM01 spy numbers
station, digital bursts alternating with YL numbers. They add up to
S9+30 but most of that is WLC Radio which is atop. We knew this was
going to happen sooner or later with WBCQ`s 23-hour schedule. As in
EiBi, Cuban spies are active on 9330 this hour only on M/W/F/Sundays.
My, oh, my, how are their agents in the US going to know what to do on
those days? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. In this item, and I think only this item, not under
SAUDI ARABIA itself, I misnamed the city for 1521 as Doha, instead of
Duba; fixed:

1520+, Nov 27 at 2226 UT, I`m straining to hear a tell-tale het from
1521 upon 1520 KOKC, since Duba, Sa`udi Arabia 2000 kW is about to
sign off at 2231* as noted by Bruce Conti, NH. It used to be obvious
when it ran all-night. I do detect a JBA carrier, but sounds less than
1 kHz, so maybe KRHW Sikeston MO which has varied before; and still
there at 2233 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0058 UT December 3

 

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