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Glenn Hauser logs May 16-17, 2018  View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 17 2018

Hauser
** CHINA. 11500, May 16 at 1348, Chinese S5-S8 with flutter, CNR1 jammer, same talk as on 11785; 11500 is a Sound of Hope frequency any time from 2030 to 1700, and *jammed per NDXC/Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, May 16 at 2053, surprised to find Portuguese on here from RHC. No, I`m not --- something`s always wrong at RHC. 11760 is not scheduled to start until 2100 in Spanish. But there is no Portuguese on any frequency at this time, the closest being 2000-2030 on 11860 to Europe. So far, 11760 is the Only Cuban On Band (OCOB) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA [and non] WRMI 9955

** ECUADOR. 6050, May 16 at 0603, Spanish preaching on VP signal vs heavy splash from 6060 Cuba. Must be HCJB, way past normal 0230+*. (I never have any luck with ELWA, but co-channel co-religionists running overtime certainly won`t help) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 530, May 16 at 2004 UT, ``K530AM``, Vance AFB has again crashed to dead air. Still so May 17 at 1555 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1930 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday May 16 at 2100 on WRMI 9955; it only cut on air about a semiminute earlier with tail of IS & ID loop, but just in time, S7-S4.

WBCQ 7490.1 is already on, and also starts WOR 1930 at S6-S3, about 3 words behind WRMI. Not confirmed Wed May 16 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v, as TOMBS continues --- and it sounds very familiar as if the same recording is being played during this hour from one day to next. It goes from moanin` `n` groanin` to comments by BS at 2331. Next WORs:

Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND [off this week, back May 26]
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe][or 2330?]
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE [canceled?]
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND [off this week, back May 27]
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1931?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1931?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9955, May 17 at 0249, WRMI in Spanish with heavy multiple-pulse jamming (but not full-bore wall of noise), why? 0230-0300 daily is R. Eslovaquia Internacional. Either total incompetence, or the Cuban Commies still have it in for those who have overthrown the yoke of dictatorship. Same jamming still going on 9955 vs nothing at 0610, since WRMI quits at 0400* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, May 16 at 0600, WWCR is on again with S9+30 of dead air; why? A great way to waste expenses (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, May 16 at 2054 check, WTWW-2 is off again, after having made a surprise rare showup all(?)-day yesterday. Simultaneously, 9475 is on with WTWW-1 SFAW, and no +/- 12.9 kHz spurs, so this time it`s the original #1 transmitter instead of #2 sometimes employed on #1 frequency. 9930 still off at 1555 check May 17 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 7505, May 17 at 0251, JBA carrier with WRNO off (or maybe exciter only?). Rather the only other 7505 station, per NDXC/Aoki: AIR Delhi, 0230-0300 in Hindi via Khampur site (also 0130-0230 Nepali via Kingsway). Recheck 0600, still nothing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, May 17 at 0604, WEWN Spanish is AWOL; but 11520 English at 0614 is on, VP vs S9+10 ute bursts every few seconds. 12050, May 17 at 1559, Spanish is on but very weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, May 17 at 1555 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS is back to SNAFU mode as described countless times before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1609 UT May 17

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 14-15-16, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 16 2018

Hauser
** AUSTRIA. 7385, May 16 at 0234, S Asian song and YL talk, poor S9 vs storm noise level. It`s AWR in Punjabi, while WHRI, also scheduled on 7385, must be off, along with some other USSW stations tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, May 15 at 0609, Radio Verdad in sign-off talk, 0610 NA, VP in storm noise level. Whenever checked the past couple weeks it was already off earlier, but now back to usual closing time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11880, May 15 at 2203, RHC in Spanish news, long pause, and more, // 12000 and 11760 --- what became of French supposed to be on 11880 now?? Also, 11880 is supposed to be in English at 23-24, but OFF at 2330, leaving only 5040, S9+20 including heavy storm noise level, at 2336 `DXers Unlimited` starting with something about a 10.6-meter wire antenna. Spanish at 2331 is on 12000, 11850, 11840, 11830, 11760 and 11700, while 11950 // much weaker 6000 are in separate `Mesa Redonda` hour. Wait --- 11700 is a mixture of Spanish and something else, more Spanish, i.e. Romania during the 23-24 hour and // 11800 in the clear. Arnie should have known better than to collide with RRI, but tough luck, ex-Commies! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 12040, May 15 at 2205, hymn song is S1, then AWR ID in passing, slow English, lesson? Aoki/NDXC shows at 2200-2230, KSDA 12040 is in English on Mon/Wed/Sat, Sundanese other days --- but this is Tuesday! Confused about local days vs UT days?

In B-17, same were on 9720 via Sri Lanka, per WRTH 2018, where you will only find AWR GUAM schedule under THAILAND (and KTWR under SINGAPORE).

BTW, the extensive WRTH A-18 pdf updater must be imminent:
http://www.wrth.com/_shop/?cat=36
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, May 16 at 0235, anti-Christ pirate Station YHWH is VP in storm noise level. Lots of lightning from SW KS thru the OK and TX Panhandles down into central TX; moving on into SW OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9510, May 16 at 0227, poor Spanish and rock music at S5-S7; bet it`s RRI, one of few ISWBC stations left --- yes, // stronger 7375 as scheduled for this hour. See also CUBA 11700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 15310, May 15 at 1419, not much on 19m, but S4-S6 and undermodulated talk here, listed as BBC Hausa via Meyerton, M-F at 1400-1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15520, May 15 at 2158 with music just before close, REE is S9-S4 on the beam away from us, and on 17855, S8-S4 on the beam toward us. The other unID open carrier on 15520 not on now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 9830, May 15 at 2207, VOT English is VP, S3 even to North America, further unusable due to pulse jamming, must be stray Cuban, rather than co-channel RTTY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1929 monitoring: again no show, Monday May 14 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v, while TOMBS continues. Confirmed UT Tuesday May 15 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, VG S9+30/20.

WORLD OF RADIO 1930 contents: Algeria non, Antarctica, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bonaire, China, Congo, Cuba, Fiji, France, Germany, Goa, India, Iran, Korea South, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands non, New Zealand, North America, Papua New Guinea, PerÃ, Philippines, Romania, Russia non, Sa`udi Arabia, Somalia, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda non, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, unID 15520, and the propagation outlook.

WOR 1930 ready for first airing, Tue May 15 at 2030 on WRMI, which has just dropped 9455 for 5950, and // 7780. In summer+storm noise level, 5950 is a JBA carrier, and 7780 is JBA. Repeat one hour later at 2130 May 15, checked at 2157: 5950 is JBA and 7780 VP, just as I am talking about this frequency change. We were hoping for the summer, WRMI would resume 11580 ex-7780 for these daytime transmissions. 9 MHz band would have been better than 6 or 7, as before 2200, 9395 is S7, and 9955 S6-S7.

But 5950 is good for someone, as Peter W Hansen reports at 2039 UT:
``Hearing World of Radio now on 5950 kHz with fair reception here in south Florida; would be good except for the lightning crashes; weaker on 7780. Could only hear 9455 rarely and very poor here in south Florida``. WOR again missing from WBCQ, 9330, Tue May 15 at 2330, but more TOMBS. Next:

Wed 1030 WRMI 5950 to WNW [ex-9455!]
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND [off this week, back May 26]
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe][or 2330?]
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE [canceled?]
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND [off this week, back May 27]
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1931?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1931?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, May 15 at 0558, WRMI back here with Oldies, S9+10/20 // JBA 9395, 0559 Biermann ID, 0600 VOA News axually on the hour! Good job by Victor Beatty (sp?) with hardly a stumble; also objectively good about the Israeli/embassy/Gaza uprising. 0606 Dish TV commercial!, 0607 back to Oldies. Much better signal than 5950 used to have here. You`ll recall that a few weeks ago for a few dates, 5950 was also running Oldies overnight, evidently a trial run for this. I logged them, but never on the WRMI schedule nor acknowledged.

#14 at 181 degrees on 5010 was to be activated late May 14, replacing 5950. Now scheduled: 22-23 M-F RAE Spanish, 23-24 FÃmily Radio, 00-0030 AWR Cuba in Spanish, 0030-01 Eslovaquia; 11-1130 AWR Cuba, 1130-12 Radio Praga, 12-1230 Friday only, Yeshua. Not checked May 14-15, but 5010 JBA vs noise level at 2336 May 15.

A bigger unpreviewed change is:

5950 replacing 9455! And now on the air 24 hours, even all day when a much higher band should have been used, 11, 13 or even 15 MHz. All the 9455 programming, much of which duplicated various other frequencies such as 9955 and 7780 at certain hours, is now shown on 5950, #5 which is now on the 285 degree antenna, like 9455 used to be.

Notably 5950 includes: 01-02 Tue-Sat RAE English // 9395; 08-10 RAE Japanese & Chinese (program schedule now claims Chinese Tue-Sat at 08-09 is on 5850, 5950 and 7730, Japanese at 09-10 on 5950 only; but the transmission schedule shows Japanese at 08-09, Chinese at 09-10; which is it???); 10-11 variety including WORLD OF RADIO at 1030 Wednesdays; 11-14 variety // 9955; 20-22 variety including WORLD OF RADIO Tue 2030 & 2130 // 7780; 22-23 variety // 9955. Much of the rest of the time is filled by Oldies.

9455 is indeed off, May 15 at 1424, while 9395 is fairly audible with BS. 5950 ex-9455 is now inaudible during presumed secret repeat of Slovakia in Spanish until 1430.

Latest sked also shows RUI daily at 0200-0230 on 7780, no more WOR on UT Sundays; to be confirmed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9942.9, May 15 at 1421, as I am bandscanning down from 9999, weak carrier here, so I know WTWW-2 has reactivated 9930, yes, S9+20 with C&W music, first time heard in months; and since it`s the #2 transmitter, always with parasites 12.9 kHz above and below, the other one also audible on 9917.1. Meanwhile WTWW-1 is nominal SFAW on 9475 at S9+20/30. 9930 rechecked May 15 at 2206, still on with ``The Beat Goes On`` at S9+35 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, May 15 at 0608, WWCR-1 is off again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, May 16 at 0236, WRNO is AWOL again. What is it with these stations, just turn it on whenever they get around to it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, May 16 at 0254, no signal from WEWN Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0449 UT May 16

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 13-14, 2018  View Printable Version 
Monday, May 14 2018

Hauser
** CUBA. 11700, Sunday May 13 at 2244, RHC is JBM but eventually can tell it`s Portuguese, unlike Spanish on 11760, 11880, 12000; then I seek Esperanto on 15730 and can barely confirm it at 2247. Can`t tell what language 5040 is undermodulating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, May 14 at 1401, CRI English mixing with RHC Spanish music // 13700; once again the sloppyrators of RadioCuba have failed o turn off the RHC 13740 transmitter by 1400 in time for the other transmitter with CRI relay to air unimpeded; finally off and clear by 1406. While clashing, they make a slow SAH of about 1 Hz. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 11790, May 14 at 0529, open carrier at S9+10, 0530 some percussion, news sounder? Mentions Burundi, habari. HFCC shows RFI in Swahili via Talata at 0530-0600. Accounts for big sig, SSOB greater than 11725 NZ, but too bad that this unit is ailing, modulation constantly cutting out, and carrier also unstable. (Before 0530 and after 0630, Romania is on 11790, and at 0530-0600 also NHK Japan in Russian, unheard here).

13840, May 14 at 0536, JBA signal, not NZ now, but listed this semihour only as NHK French via Madagascar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, May 14 at 0355, anti-Christ, pro-Yahweh pirate, Station YHWH is audible at S5-S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 12310, May 14 at 1305, weak mixture of RHC Spanish and Enid local 1390 KCRC in English --- 13700 minus 1390 = 12310, so another external mixing product, and/or R75 receiver overload by two very strong signals, one local, one afar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 11850, May 14 at 1300, S2-S5 in Vietnamese, no better at 1325, 1335. It`s Radio Veritas Asia, which is closing down all SW operations June 30*. Kai Ludwig notes that main funding source from Germany is drying up. While you can, see the full schedule at:
http://hfcc.org/data/schedbyfmo.php?seas=A18&fmor=RVA
or, perhaps not matching 100% at:
http://www.rveritas-asia.org/sw-schedule

11870, May 14 at 1330, hymnsong, 1335 talk in unknown language, S2-S5. HFCC has a language abbr as Ctd at 1330 on 11870. What in the world is that? WRTH and RVA own sked say Chin. And WRTH shows two other variations of Chin at 0130 depending on day of week, Teddi and Zomi, so is Ctd really Chin-Teddi? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SLOVAKIA [non]. 9395, May 14 at 0350, English mentions that it`s on 6005 via Germany, i.e. R. Slovakia International. 0330 on 9395 is on the WRMI System F schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1929 monitoring: confirmed Sunday May 13 at 1900 on WRMI, 9395, poor, but better than previous weeks on new timing. Not confirmed, Sunday May 13 at 2337 on WBCQ 9330.1, rather TOMBS. The 2330 appearances of WOR continue to be ``maybes``.

Confirmed UT Monday May 14 after 0130.5 on WRMI 5850, VG S9+30, and 7780 poor. Also confirmed UT Monday May 14 starting late at 0306 on Area 51 webcast, and also via WBCQ 5129.84, S9+10/20 at 0327 check. Also confirmed UT Monday May 14 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, poor. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1930?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1930?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, May 13 at 2216, WRMI with VOA News in progress, which means this is an `Oldies` segment. I was going to put together an Oldies schedule from WRMI, but it`s just too complex. Go to http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs
and look for Oldies in the frequency grid at the top, but which does *not* account for numerous breakaways/variations. Then consult further down the System G schedule which is *not* in UT but in EDT (UT -4).

9455, May 14 at 1309, this WRMI is OFF, instead of usual // 9955 during these hours, where Frank & Ernest are concluding at 1313 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5130-, May 14 at 0430, this WBCQ is off, instead of BSing; unlike last night when it was running later presumably with Area 51 audio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7504.989v, May 13 at 2236, big S9+20 signal has to be WRNO, gospel huxter in English, 2239 soul choir. Perhaps on Sundays only, WRNO signs on much earlier than 0100? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, May 14 at 0434, WWCR is back on after silence for several nights; gospel huxter unseems TOMBS but not sure (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, May 14 at 1453 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS is back in whack, for the moment, music with no breakups; I`m confident it will be SNAFU soon at random further chex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1150, May 14 at 1454 UT, mixture of two stations on E/W antenna, less so on the N/S with KSAL Salina KS dominating. They make fast SAH of maybe 12 Hz. The second station is probably KNED McAlester OK, with KOLJ Quanah TX just across from OK also possible. KSAL is 5/5 kW U2, but stronger here at night with a lobe toward us. KOLJ is 530 watts day, and KNED 1000 watts day, both nondirexional (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 11680, Monday May 14 at 0533, gospel huxter in American English, referencing Acts IX, S7-S9. We know it`s Voice of Hope, Africa, but NOT in HFCC, strange! You`d think Jeff White would persuade Ray Robinson to get with it. Nor ND 9680, which should be // now, but not audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15520, May 13 at 2244, the mystery open carrier continues, now S9+10 to S9, making it the SSOB, more so than any ones modulating! (Spain would have finished at 2200, and had been known to fail to turn off a transmitter, but some other logs of this are not propagationally appropriate for Europe).

15520, May 14 at 1258, here it is again, dead carrier at S5, but with little propagation this early, is the SSOB! By 1357 a little stronger up to S7. Could turn out to be a utility, like one of those RTTY stations which stays on but rarely activates (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1743 UT May 14

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 12-13, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, May 13 2018

Hauser
** CANADA. 6070, May 13 at 0609, JBA carrier, unlike CFRX, and unseems on low side, so off, instead Vatican or Germany? However, Manuel MÃndez, Spain reported: ``CANADA, 6070, CFRX, Toronto, 0356, 0610, 13-05, English, comments, male, female, songs, at 0430 news. Advertisements, mentioned "Montreal", "Coast "to Coast AM. 15431``.

Would have been simultaneous except that ``0610`` looks like it should have read 0410 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, May 13 at 0002, rock music with good signal, and 5960 is off, so The Farty KBC via GERMANY has succeeded in QSY, one week later than publicized (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1929 monitoring: 6190, Hamburger LokalRadio, Goehren, *0600-0700, 12-05, English, ID "This is Hamburger LokalRadio", program "Switzerland in Sound", at 0630 Glenn Hauserâs program "World of Radio". Very weak. 15321 (Manuel MÃndez, Lugo, Spain, Logs in Friol, Tecsun S-8800, Cable antenna, 8 meters, WOR iog via DXLD)

Saturday May 12, not confirmed on WBCQ 9330v-AM, at 2130, 2230 or 2330, instead Brother Scare continues. Due to shopping, mowing, etc., I miss checking WRMI 7780 Sat May 12 at 2300 & UT Sun May 13 at 0200; can anyone confirm or unconfirm those this week? Confirmed UT Sunday May 13 at 0335 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, 13 minutes into show, so started circa 0322 (gh)

GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 CUSB, May 13
1031-1100 on 9485 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, fair to good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_13.html
(Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, WOR iog via DXLD)

9485, Hamburger LokalRadio, Goehren, *0900-1110, 13-05, at 0900 German
program, at 1000 English, "Media Network Plus", 1030-1059, Glenn
Hauserâs program "World of Radio", 1100 Spanish "Radio Tropical,
MudofonÃas". 25332 (Manuel MÃndez, Lugo, Spain, Logs in Friol, Tecsun S-8800, Cable antenna, 8 meters, WOR iog via DXLD) Next:

Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1930?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1930?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.820, May 13 at 0600, surprised to find WBCQ with soul, other music, S9+10, NOT TOMBS, and not // that on 9330.116 with Scourby. Maybe 5130 with extended Area 51 or test with who knows what audio. Normally both would be Brother-Scaring at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, May 13 at 0559 tune-in to hear WTWW with a woman talking, yet chopped off the air at 0559.5* as if on a timer. BUT, recheck at 0607 it`s back on, interview about lobbying. Don`t listen long enough to figure out whether this is a ham, gospel-huxter, or political program (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15825, May 13 at 1608, WWCR-1 is still doing a Latin mass during this semihour Sundays, but now with distorted modulation. It seems to me that WWCR is on the decline, with fewer and fewer hours on air (tnx much to Brother Overfondler), and transmitters wearing out. Anyhow with S9+10 signal tnx to sporadic E over which WWCR has absolutely no control (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15240-, Sunday May 13 at 1610, no signal detectable on-or-off frequency from WWRB for Radio Munansi; yet Es-boosted neighbor WWCR 15825 achieves 10 over 9, so must conclude WWRB is off again. Nor anything via UTwente SDR at 1640, except splash from 15250. Maybe something to do with downsizing, demolishing antennas. Is the ``Uganda`` rhombic the one Dave plans to retain? More likely something better for North American coverage on lower bands.

Meanwhile, Dave Frantz updates as of May 13: ``GREETINGS!!! We still have the tower sections for sale at $ 50.00 per section, cash and carry. The transmitters were scrapped due to liability reasons. We plan on keeping the station on the air with one transmitter and one antenna. The rate is $ 25.00 per hour for 100 kW on PRIME frequency's that listeners can HEAR!!! 90 day CONTRACT is REQUIRED, CASH or money order in ADVANCE, no pay pal or credit card, we`re not playing that game....`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1647 UT May 13

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 12, 2018  View Printable Version 
Saturday, May 12 2018

Hauser
** COLOMBIA. 5910.278v, May 12 at 0549, poor carrier, no doubt AlcaravÃn Radio reactivated after some time, but no modulation or maybe a trace of it (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11670, May 12 at 0210, S9+10/20 of dead air, no doubt RHC, much stronger than modulated frequency 11700, somewhat stronger than 12000, about equal to 11840. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7180.020, May 12 at 0253, JBA carrier with 1 kHz tone making more carrier peaks ~1000 Hz above and below, no doubt VOBME prior to programming.

7140.022, May 12 at 0253, even weaker JBA carrier here with no tone, from the other VOBME (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, May 12 at 0250, Station YHWH is S9 to +10 but undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15239.9, Sat May 12 at 1423, no signal from R. Munansi via WWRB here, nor via UTwente at 1445, 1510 chex. Must be off, especially since neighbor 15825 WWCR is S9+10/20 with sporadic E boost. Nothing from WWRB at further chex here 1701, 1742.

Dave Frantz had informed us that four of his five SW transmitters have been demolished, and was about to demolish or take down all but one antenna, in downsizing of WWRB to make room for more aeronautical activities on the site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Armed Forces Day [non], crossband with hams, monitoring May 12, instead of real AFD May 19 due to Hamvention conflict.

18211-USB, May 12 at 1705, ``Desert Eagle``, Eric, contacting a K8. Eric makes continuing clix whenever his mike is keyed; QSX 18135, later with WI0Z, 5x5 at Fort Huachuca, AZ. D.E.`s strength varies a lot; at only 789 miles, typical of sporadic E. Then he makes a periodic announcement with more detail: ``All stations, Armed Forces Day crossband test, Desert Eagle, listening on 18135.0 U-S-B, over.`` But no real callsign; is he not supposed to employ tactical calls for this? 1709 with KC5LDO, still no callsign of his own. (I don`t even try to hear the corresponding hams inside their bands.)

18211-USB, recheck May 12 at 1737, now Fort Huachuca is IDing properly as AAZ (always fonetik), says to QSX on 18140-USB. Trouble is, another station is also on 18211-USB making separate contacts: apparently they do not hear each other, too close, but I cannot separate them:

18211-USB, May 12 at 1737, NIIW, Rick in San Diego, QSX 18156; with K7NN, while mixing AAZ is in contact with AA4CW. NIIW is really: USS MIDWAY CV-41.

18293-USB, May 12 at 1711 JBA AFD contacts, one handle maybe Mike, also at 1717 with an ``All stations ---`` call, but just too weak. Only stations listed on 18293 are WUG-2, Army Corps of Engineers in Tennessee; and NEPM / USS IOWA BB 61 LOS ANGELES CA.

No luck now hearing anything above or below the 20m band on numerous listed frequencies; nor just below 21 MHz, nor 22, 24 MHz. The East Asians won`t have a chance of propagating higher frequencies until sunrise over there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 24940-USB, May 12 at 1727, Es audiblizes one side of a ham ragchew about equipment, but in no hurry to ID even when over.

28405-USB, May 12 at 1732, 10 meters is somewhat open, sounds like W5TCX with a K8.

CB is even more open: 27025.70, May 12 at 1729, wacko CBer mentions Carolina; and 27224.80, May 12 at 1730 another one sounding just like him with extremely hostile accent mentions downtown New Orleens.

25000, May 12 at 1727, WWV at S6, certainly short skip to here at 486 miles; problem being on the JRC overcoming its own even-MHz birdie, making a slight het, and we know which one is off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1929 monitoring: confirmed Friday May 11 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.109v-AM, good with no BS CCI today! Yes, full AM, and no reduxion in carrier detectable; different transmitter?

Also confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria:
GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, May 12:
0630-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_12.html

Alan Roe, Teddington UK, reports: ``GERMANY. Glenn - I know that you like to keep track of airing of WoR. Was hearing WoR on Hamburger Lokalradio, 6190 kHz from 1430 on Sat 12 May. Fair reception initially, until signal level dropped to almost inaudible at around 1440 UT``

I confirmed, Saturday May 12 at 1435 on HLR 6190-CUSB, via UTwente SDR, no QRM, poor but mostly readable, but gone at 1439 recheck nor heard any more by 1453. What happened, propagation disturbance or transmitter failure?

``I thought more likely due to propagation. There was (possibly) faint traces of audio. Also there was virtually no audio, just traces, from the other low power German txs: R Marabu on 6150, R Mi Amigo on 6085 and Channel 292 on 6070 at that time. Alan [Roe]``

Just the opposite is reported by Alan Gale, elsewhere in England!

``Hi Glenn, Strange conditions on 6190 again today. Radio Tropical was audible from around 1330 UT though not very strong, but the signal dropped down again during Media Network at around 1410 UT. Nothing much was heard then until 1442 when World of Radio suddenly faded in
and was very strong (apart from a few dips) right up until sign off at 1500. The attached mp3 file will give you some idea of just how much it came up, probably to the strongest level I've heard it in quite some time. Now we just need it to start doing this before 1430 and not after! :-) 73 for now, Alan [Gale]``

Alan Gale follows up: ``Hi Alan [Roe], Interesting, I couldn't hear it from 1430 to 1442, but then it came right up in strength till the sign off at 1500, so it looks like the skip went a bit longer and favoured this more northerly location after that time. I had been hearing it earlier when Radio Tropical and Media Network were on, but it then faded down at 1410 until it's return at 1442 UT. Alan [Gale]``

This may have been due to the wanderings of an HF sporadic E patch; we are having such openings over USA today (gh)

Next:
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe][or 2330?]
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1930?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1930?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.1-AM, UT Sat May 12 at 0000, ``William Tell Overture`` so WBCQ`s `Allan Weiner Worldwide` is on this frequency for a change, also on 7490+, but some talk not music on 5129.8, JBA, presumably still TOMBS.

Allan says he is glad to be back, and introduces his now/new wife Angela. Also in studio is Tom Barna. Had been cutting himself off at 0100 sharp, but runs over this time and now at 0105 I can tell he is also on 5129.8. On 9330 at 0108 he concludes ``here on 7490`` and says he is starting Blalock playback, but instead for a few seconds hear BS, then Blalock, also on 7490, and 5130 back to BS. John Carver, IN, fills us in on the rest of the show:

``Listening on 7490 this evening as 5130 is carrying both AWWW and Brother Scare at the same time. Theme song began on time this evening. Allan, Angela and Tom in studio one in Maine. Early on, Allan states that he and Angela met at a car show in New Brunswick.

First phone call at 0006 informs them that AWWW is on top of Brother Scare on 5130 and Allan quickly takes care of the problem. At this time he also stated that tonight's AWWW was also being broadcast on 9330.

Another phone call at 0011 with wedding good wishes. Caller also said he was working on putting together an oldies show that he wanted to put on the air. While talking with the caller, Allan also mentioned that there was to be a format change on his MW station. Talk all day and something else at night [WXME 780 5000/60 watts U1, was C&W/TLK - Fox, per NRC AM Log ---- gh]. I got a phone call right then and wasn't able to follow the show for a few minutes.

Allan talked some about the new super station, but is still not naming the group behind it. Said that Dr. Becker was working on a webpage with photos of the new construction. Then he brought up Brother Scare again and stated that he lost a client last week because he was carrying Brother Stair. He also mentioned that he and Angela had stopped to visit with Brother Scare on their way to Maine. Went back over why he was still carrying the program on his station.

Jumping around some, he stated that the powerlines for the new super station were being run the seven miles between the power substation and the radio compound. Noted that a two megawatt generator was being built for the new station should they lose electric power for any reason and that the generator and the new transmitter building would be fully grounded and shielded so as to be EMP-proof. Said that the station would be able to broadcast no matter what happened and if necessary, in case of serious trouble, the government would be welcome to use the facility.

There was a brief talk about the new pirate radio legislation moving through congress. Stated he would talk more in detail of that next week. Tom mentioned that the FCC is asking them to register all their big satellite dishes at four hundred and some dollars apiece and to be prepared for other fees to be levied on the dishes. Allan speculated that the FCC is trying to free up more bandwidth for the five-G phones and stated that he would not pay four hundred dollars per dish.

Reading of emails began at 0058 with most of them being congratulation on the wedding. Show was off the air at 0107. John Mid-North Indiana``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, May 12 at 0553, WWCR is still off, and 5890 is also off, leaving only 5935 and 4840.

15825, May 12 at 1423, WWCR-1 is S9+10/20, plenty to tell that modulation is distorted; now getting sporadic E boost; 6 m maps showing MUFs up to 60 MHz over much of eastern USA, but not enough for much TV or any FM DX. 15825 still distorted, S6-S8 at 1701: seems #1 transmitter is ailing, which may be why they are just leaving it off overnight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265V, May 12 at 1723, WINB with a horriwobble, obvious with BFO, not so much in AM mode (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13993-USB, May 12 at 0203, tactical military net with calls sounding like ``High Card - Whisky`` - Romeo, and - Sierra.

Various crossband Armed Forces Day contacts with hams will be enabled later this non-AF Day, on several frequencies above and below the 20m hamband (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15520, May 12 at 0207, dead air of S9-S7, as previously heard at other times, but now it`s the OSOB, and certainly not from Spain at this hour, rather North America or westward. (NZ is QRT from 15720 so can`t compare there.) Does fade, so propagating, not local. After 1400 May 12, only weak signal from Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1905 UT May 12

 

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