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Glenn Hauser logs May 28-29, 2020  View Printable Version 
Friday, May 29 2020

** ALGERIA [non]. 7295, May 28 at 0546, RTA relay via FRANCE in Arabic
again self-QRMing with beeps; while // 6125 is free of them (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 13070, May 28 at 1359, CNR1 jammer the only one around here
before the 1400* shuffle.

At 1430 I find these: 11100 S9-S7, 11440 VP, 11460 JBA carrier, 10820
JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, May 28 at 0552, this RHC is off instead of English
while others are starting `Arts Roundup`: 6100 best > 6145 > JBM 6000;
and squealing 5040 in Spanish instead. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** JAPAN [non]. 9560, May 29 at 0332, English news about Japan, i.e.
NHK Swahili service just starting via MADAGASCAR, S9+10/20 always good
signal, 250 kW at 320 degrees, so an inadvertent North American
service. NHK Warudo better watch out, they might pick up some NAm
listeners they tried to get rid of as long as they are shoving English
news into various other language services (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, May 29 at 0322, here`s Station YHWH, S7-S9 on
his monomaniacal anti-Christ pulpit, S7-S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SUDAN. 7205, May 29 at 0325, ME singing unseems Qur`an, S5-S8 from
Omdurman; which Manuel Méndez, Spain, reminds us could sometimes jump
to 7206 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2036 contents: UK, Australia,
Bougainville, Brasil, Canada, Congo DR, Cuba, Italy, Korea North &
South, Madagascar, Micronesia, North America, Papua New Guinea,
Portugal, Sarawak non, Spain, Taiwan non, USA, Vanuatu; and the
propagation outlook

WOR 2036 is available as of 0125 UT Friday May 29
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2036.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2036.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [jammed] to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5010 to S, 7780 to NE
0900 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed] to SSE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; last week: 0357-]
0300 UT Sunday WRMI 5800 to SSE
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed] to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 whence? to WNW 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [off air last week]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

Thanks this week for financial support from Terry Colgan, Austin TX,
who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6023.0, May 28 at 0550, JBA carrier at unusual spot.
Maybe it`s Radio Avogadro? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. The extremely distorted blobs previously found worst
around 7330 and 7680 are gone at 0545 check May 28; but they are back
at next check 1432 circa: 10545, 10185, 9830, 9470, 7680, 7505, 7330,
6970; 8038, 8405, 8765, 9115, 9295. Listening in FM or AM mode, they
include a big hum, and surely no relation to talk modulation.

Walkabout the block circa 00 UT May 29 with PL-880 portable tuned to
7680 finds no particular peak other than near power lines or electric
meters. I`ll have to sic OG&E on them. Next one peaks closer to 7320
than 7330, so 7335 can be heard on USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9648-9671 approx., May 29 at 0330, OTH radar pulsing
right in the middle of the 31m SWBC band, INTRUDER. May really be the
25-kHz wide kind. At least, no broadcast carriers detected within it.
In fact per Aoki not much scheduled at this hour: 9655 TWR via UAE;
9665v Brasil, 9675 China (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0440 UT May 29


Glenn Hauser logs May 27-28, 2020  View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 28 2020

** BRAZIL. 4885, following up my last report about monitoring for
Radio Clube do Pará, Belém: May 27 at 0455 I am hearing a poor signal
via Pardinho KiwiSDR, during a talk/interview show and it matches a
few seconds later the RCP webcast brought up via Streema --- but the
IDs after 0458 are for Rádio Bandeirantes, 840 et al., São Paulo! A
station which had abandoned SW some years ago, 6090, 9645, 11925 which
are no longer mentioned. Now it`s available to other stations at least
as an overnight network feed. 0459 IDs again only for it, not RCP, 2
am timecheck and news. The 4885 signal direct to here remains a JBA
carrier, must be very low power. BTW, our condolences to those
rational Brazilians who never supported ascension to power of the
world`s second-most-stupid president (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA [and non]. 245-MCW kHz, May 27 at 0624 UT, dash and YZE, ND
beacon which is 1000 watts from Gore Bay, Ontario, on the north shore
of Manitoulin Island between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, and which
dxinfocentre.com says is slated for decommissioning 2020-09-10. Nice
to be hearing this under summer conditions, with plenty of storms
across TX, 1664 km = 1034 stmi away. Simulaudible underneath weaker
and at a much different pitch is FS, which is 400 watts from Sioux
Falls - Rock, South Dakota (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, May 27 at 1358; 13020 VP, 12820 S5-S9,
against Sound of Hope. Started too late to find others this hour.

At 1444-1448: 12190 S3-S7; 11460 JBA carrier; 11440 JBA; 11170 JBA
carrier; 10960 S3-S5; 10820 S1-S3; 10720? JBA carrier. Aoki/NDXC shows
all vs Sound of Hope except 10960 vs RFA via SOH; and 10720 not
listed: instead, I compute that instead as a local mix, 9330 WBCQ plus
1390 KCRC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, May 27 at 1935, RHC English somewhat less distorted
than usual as ``Ed Newman`` opens a mailbag, mentions special
frequency for Africa, 11880! What does he know? This was replaced
weeks ago by 7380. Something`s always wrong at RHC. There is very good
reason they never announce full or current English frequencies: they
are totally unreliable! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 9340, May 27 at 2200, RHC Spanish again on unlisted
frequency I logged before on one date only, May 1 at 0020. Is //
weaker 9535, and at 2236 check // 11760, but 9640 is something else in
Spanish, i.e. CRI via Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN, land of imprisoning and
brainwashing Uighurs, Commies vs Commies when RHC is on proper
frequency 9640 instead of 9340, evidently another keypad slipdigit
punchup error. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Also Commies vs
Commies on 9340 where the only listee is CNR1 jamming/Sound of Hope,
but none of that audible now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. 5800, May 28 at 0100, RTI Spanish via WRMI is still
here, opening the May 27 program; while last night we found all the
0200 RTI Spanish frequencies had been usurped by Freedom Synergy Radio
in English. At 0130, 5800 again switches to FSR (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** TURKEY. 9830, May 27 at 2156, apparently local blob of noise here
vs NSS RTTY but no carrier detected from VOT now or at 2202. By 2224
under the QRM I do have a carrier and trace of TRT modulation.
Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2035 monitoring: not confirmed Wed May 27 at
2100 on 7490v, since WBCQ is off the air, as reported in next item.

Confirmed UT Thu May 28 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, good via Rochester SDR,
VP into OK.

Next WOR 2036 should be ready by early UT Friday May 29, for first
WRMI broadcast at 2200 on 9955.

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

Thanks this week for financial support from William Hassig, Mount
Prospect IL, who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at
yahoo.com PayPal not necessarily US funds as they will convert.

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, May 22, WOR)

** U S A. 7490, Wed May 27 at 2051, no signal from WBCQ and still
missing after 2100 instead of WORLD OF RADIO`s only broadcast on this
frequency. At 2201 I notice that the Super-station 9330 is also OFF!
Must be some serious problems at Monticello. As of 0010 UT May 28, no
May 27 twits from AW; his latest dated May 26 was promoting ``more
great programming`` on 3265 at 9 pm [EDT = 0100 UT]. Guess what, there
is NO info about what programming that may be at
And under summer bandnoise conditions, 3265 range is very limited.
Coincidentally I am getting some huge spurblobs on the 7 and 9 MHz
band, tempted to think they could be out-of-order WBCQs, but surely
not, as not heard on SDRs in TX or VA; see UNIDENTIFIED. 7490v is back
on air at 0045 UT May 28 check with rock music but 9330 is still off
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, May 27 at 1452, KVOH back on after about two weeks`
absence, S9/+10 with gospel music and Spanish alabanzas; as before, a
few Hz on the minus side. I asked Ray Robinson to explain about the
``Shoffner-Harris`` transmitter designated on their website:

``Hi, Glenn. What you are hearing is the RCA running at 50 kW. The
'Shoffner Harris' is the transmitter we acquired from WTWW (who got it
from KTWR in Guam). It was originally a Harris SW100 (not SW100A or
B), with many components missing or damaged beyond repair. Over the
past five years, it has been radically modified by our chief engineer,
Jim Shoffner, and has thus become a rather unique machine. In
recognition of Jim's efforts, our president, John Tayloe, dubbed it
the 'Shoffner Harris'. It is still being worked on, but at this point,
it is not yet on the air. Ray Robinson, Strategic Communications
Group, http://www.voiceofhope.com Voice of Hope World Radio Network``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7330-7350, May 27 at 2051, horrible wideband blob of
extremely distorted audio, the cadence of continuous rapid speech but
totally unintelligible in AM or FM modes, let alone SSB. Separate from
and stronger than Grimesland DRM centred on 7345. I tune around and
find more of same thing, very approx. ranges: 7650-7720 peaking 7680
or 7690; weaker ones 6935-6970-6995, and circa 6610, 6260, 5900. At
2156 checking 9830 for Turkey, another such blob has landed here, and
circa 9470.

Since WBCQ is AWOL from both 7490v and 9330.00, I wonder if those
transmitters could be extremely out of order; but surely not, as at
2237 VA and TX SDRs are not hearing any of these. Must be something
local, and I sure hope temporary. The ``modulation`` does not match
any of our three AM talk stations on 960, 1390 or 1640, compared at

Not rechecked until 0115 May 28: blobs in the above 7 and 9 MHz ranges
are still there! And I tune around WOOB to find some more altho not as
strong, circa: 8400, 8760, 9115, 10200, 10550. I don`t see any pattern
relating these frequency/ranges (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13658-USB, May 27 at 1350, 2-way INTRUDERS, very weak,
not Spanish, intonation somewhat like Brazilian but not that either
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0152 UT May 28


Glenn Hauser logs May 26-27, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 27 2020

** BRAZIL. 4885, May 26 at 0606, JBA carrier. It`s rather too early
for the Korean clandestine to be propagating, and besides, Ron Howard
reports it`s on 4880 this week. 4885 overnight used to be a standout
frequency for Rádio Clube do Pará, sometimes even with a SAH from the
other ZY, always weaker Rdif. Acreana, Rio Branco, altho WRTH 2020
shows them both not on the air 24 hours. So what is this signal now,
Acreana, or Pará on reduced power? Aoki does show Pará 24 hours, and
Acreana off 0400-0900.

On May 23, Eduard Korsakov in Moskva asked the DXLD yg, ``Clube do
Pará is off air on 4885 kHz (due to COVID-19?) for a while. Is it
planned reactivation?`` Not sure how he concluded it was off.

So I have been checking Brasil KiwiSDRs as night approaches after 2030
UT May 26: Closest is the one at Boa Vista, 1434 km = 891 statute
miles city-to-city, but the local on 4875 has terrible audio and wide
splatter blocking 4885. Almost as close is the one at Caruaru,
Pernambuco, 1581 km = 983 stmi, and on this one I do have a VP signal
in Brasilian, which is surely Pará rather than Acreana, much further
on the other side of Brasil --- and besides, the KiwiSDR nearest that,
in Vilhena has nothing but noise on 4885.

Back on Caruaru, at 2059 reception is no better, sounds like an
enthusiastic produced ID with music but I can`t copy a single word for
sure. Perhaps later hearage by this one will improve to confirm it`s
Pará even with a degraded signal? No, at 2157 there is still a carrier
but no audio in the noise.

At 2206 I try 4885 on the superior tho further Pardinho SP SDR, 2405
km = 1495 stmi due south in the dark, and now there is almost readable
Brazilian talk, news, likely official hour on most/many stations, A
Voz do Brasil without local IDs. By 0054 UT May 27 recheck, Pardinho
has only a JBA carrier which could be Acreana if Pará now be off for
the evening (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. MUST SEE! If you haven`t already and can spare almost two
hours, especially if you ever listened to RCI on SW; and most
especially if you ever broadcast over it! Or even as an appreciation
of *all* the now destroyed SW stations. Mick Delmage reminds us:

``[WOR] Amanda Dawn Christie's "Spectres of Shortwave" about the
closure and demolish of the Radio Canada International transmitter
site near Sackville, NB. is now free to enjoy from May 26 to Monday
June 1st 6PM EDT.
Enjoy 73 Mick Delmage``

I bring it up at 23 UT May 26; it`s on Vimeo; not clear what the 6 pm
EDT refer to, when it stops June 1? Not taking any chances, I watch it
straight thru. Presumably one could play, stop, pause or resume it
whenever during the week`s availability window.

There are many different narrating voices, but we never see a one of
them, in fact hardly any humans during the entire film. Nor are they
named before the closing credit roll. Lots of shots of the towers,
inside the buildings, highway travel, etc. Final narration is by Marc
Montgomery breaking up as he says goodbye on the final transmission,
and then during the last quarter with only the guy-wire-strumming?
undercurrent accompanying, the towers start falling, excruciatingly,
one by one (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR-1 jammer survey, May 26 at 1440-1450: 14700 & 14500 JBA
carriers; 12820 S3-S5; 12580 JBA; 11150 S9/+10; 11100 JBA carrier;
11070 S6-S9; 10920 JBA. All these listed in Aoki/NDXC as jammers of
Sound of Hope, except: 14700 and 12560. EiBi has 12560 (Glenn Hauser,

** ITALY [non]. 14580, May 26 at 1757, JBA carrier via UTwente SDR, as
7290 is already on with open carrier prior to IRRS broadcast via
mystery/unknown/secret site. Wolfgang Bueschel had already reported
the harmonic. Ivo Ivanov, who has no connexion with Spaceline, the
present Bulgarian SW company, has long maintained that this could not
be via that site as all three transmitters are occupied, so Romania?
But Alexander Busneag says RRI scheduling shows all their transmitters
are also in use elsewhere at this hour. Ivo has often pinned various
clandestine or other emissions on ``Secretbrod``, = Kostinbrod, the SW
site near Sofia, some 20 km from him, if he can hear them on second

Today on same broadcast he recorded 7290 and several switches to 14580
where same audio could be barely heard at times. But he says 7290 is
not very strong at his location, which it should be?

Secretbrod on May 26
1800-1830 on 7290 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Tue
EGR/UNR+2nd harmonic 14580, weak
1830-1900 on 7290 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Tue WS#586+2nd
harmonic 14580, weak:
BUT signal on 7290 is not strong and 2nd harmonic is weak here, around
20 km from Secretbrod

73! Ivo Ivanov``

His 7290 recordings also clearly exhibit the ``RTTY`` warble
especially during breaks in program modulation, same as I hear via
UTwente. He reluctantly? agrees that 7290 is probably from Secretbrod
even tho he thinx all their transmitters are otherwise occupied.

So I wonder if it could be from some other site in Bulgaria, mainly
utility, where there is also RTTY bleeding into 7290?

Another factor leading to Bulgaria instead of Romania is the bandwidth
of 7290 compared to other known frequencies of both countries, per
Wolfgang Bueschel: almost 12 kHz wide from 7290 and Bulgarians, only
almost 10 kHz from Romanians (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. WRMI distributed this notice May 25:

``Freedom Synergy Radio - New Program on WRMI

Beginning Monday, May 25, WRMI will broadcast a new program called
Freedom Synergy Radio. The program, which will be in English and
Spanish, will advocate for Taiwan, Republic of China.

Freedom Synergy Radio will air on WRMI at 9:30-10:30 pm Eastern
Daylight Time Monday through Friday (0130-0230 UTC Tuesday-Saturday)
on 5800 kHz beamed primarily to the Caribbean and on WRMI’s Internet
stream. It will also be heard at 10:00-11:00 am Eastern Daylight Time
(1400-1500 UTC) Monday-Friday only on the Internet stream, which can
be heard at www.wrmi.net and on popular radio streaming services such
as TuneIn, Streema and Radio.Garden.

Reception reports are welcome and will be answered with a WRMI QSL
card by regular mail. Reports can be sent to info@wrmi.net or they can
be submitted online on our web page, www.wrmi.net. They can also be
sent by regular postal mail to WRMI, P.O. Box 526852, Miami, Florida
33152 USA.

http://www.freedomsynergy.world --- You can find more information
about Freedom Synergy Radio on their website``

To which I replied on the WOR iog: ``So that replaces R. Prague in
English at 0130 and Radio Taiwan International in Spanish at 0200 on
5800. However, RTI remains on 5010, 7780, 9395; and Prague at 0130
remains on 9395 per current webgrid not yet showing Synergy, which is
also, of course, anti-PRC. But who is really behind this? Address in
Coral Gables - - gh``

I missed the first broadcasts UT May 26 but monitor them UT May 27: at
0130, FSR is on 5800 in English, not Spanish for a 30-minute program,
and found also // stronger 9395, contrary to the above. Begins with
recent news such as inauguration of Taiwan president, against China`s
attempts at ``colonization`` of Taiwan, which was never part of PRC.
YL host has slight Spanish accent, not Chinese. After song next topic
at 0141 is what a great tourist destination Taiwan is, told in first
person, reminds her of Hawaii. Goes on and on until 0156, ID and
website ending program, 0157 WRMI fill music.

Still on both 5800 and 9395, 0159.5 Spanish IDs by Alfonso Montealegre
& Jaime Báguena, and 0200 start *another* English semihour by FSR, not
Spanish, but with different content, 0210 about how Taiwan should be
recognized instead of China. But wait --- from 0200 not on two
frequencies but four, adding // 5010 & 7780 very poor signals here. So
this completely replaces Radio Taiwan International which had been in
Spanish at 0200 on all four. Maybe RTI retain 5800 an hour earlier at
0100-0130 when I did not check. WRMI websked grid still has not been
updated to show anything from Freedom Synergy Radio. With a snazzy
generic name like that, why should it be limited to propagandizing

Also note that Jeff says the 0130-0230 FSR broadcast on 5800 is also
on WRMI webcast --- that normally means the 9955 System B stream, so
cut into that only for FSR? or otherwise? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2035 monitoring, next:
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

Thanks this week for financial support from William Hassig, Mount
Prospect IL, who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at
yahoo.com PayPal not necessarily US funds as they will convert.

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, May 22, WOR)

** U S A. 3215, May 26 at 0609, dead air except for some hum and
always squeal from WWCR-1, instead of Brother Scare who continues
unabated on 4840. This happens again and again; mis-programming of
automation? as if I should care. One less frequency for nonsense, and
more $ $ $ down the drain (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0323 UT May 27


Glenn Hauser logs May 25-26, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 26 2020

** ASCENSION. 17745, May 25 at 1825, JBA carrier, off at 1833 check.
16m stations propagating are so precious that any sign of them is
notable. This is the BBC Ethiopia hour, 1730-1830 one-third each in
Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya per EiBi; strangely, Aoki has the last third
an hour later at 1910-1930. It would be the OSOB except for VOA 17530
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, May 25 at 0548, RHC English is S9+20 but just barely
modulated/suptorted; 6060 is S9+20 but good modulation during music;
6100 is good, S9+20/30; 6145 is S9 but JBM; 5040 is S9+20/30 but with
usual squeal. Somethings` always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6880-USB, May 25 at 2353, pirate bandscan finds one
here, S8 with soul song; 2358 ``Mix Radio International, in
collaboration with Cool AM Radio``, jazz special. Many frequent canned
IDs in different variations, some by YL voice, some by OM, as the
music plays on. Another one at 2359 ``This is Mix Radio International,

6878.5-USB, May 26 at 0010, I notice QRM on lowside from USB talking.
It`s an Army MARS net, discussing QSY to alternate frequency M06 (?),
then ``all stations, move to mike zero six eight``. In MARS,
frequencies can never be uttered in clear speech!

>From now on I am monitoring both at same time, always USB: Mix RI on
PL-880 with reelout which is sufficient; and MARS on NRD-545 with
magloop. And so this report *mixes* them together, I hope clearly:

0011 on 6880, MRI YL ID.

0012 on 6880, OM ID over music, mostly smooth-jazz now.

0013 on 6880, YL ID

0015 on 6818.5-USB, now I`ve found the alt. MARS frequency designated
M068, obviously same net group and away from the pirate QRM. Mentions
going back to check the other frequency, out.

0016 on 6878.5-USB, here they are again with QRM, but advising to go
back to the other one to send message.

0017 on 6878.5, digital mode sent, voice: did you copy? No. They off
and on utter abbreviated calls of 6 plus two letters, not always
fonetikaly. Like:

0018 on 6878.5, 6AU and Charlie Hotel, are you ready? Affirmative.
Ute-blast putting heavy QRM onto 6880 MixRI, but briefly.

0019 on 6880, YL M-R-I- ID

0027 on 6880, OM ID as before about Mix Radio International in
collaboration with Cool AM Radio, this time only, heard with e-mail
address for reports: mix.radio.international @ cruzanmail.com ? I am
not at all sure of cruzan and it was not spelt, but seems like an
apropos pirate name.

0028 on 6818.5, net contacts, 0029 digital blaaps; ``This is 6-C-B,
all I got in your message were my call letters; send again; and again,
this time with the other`s call.

Finally some full callsigns: AAR6CU with AAR6AU; one advises the other
about why message didn`t work, because cursor was at end of msg in

0035 on 6818.5, AAR6CE spelt with a message to exchange

0036 on 6880, YL M-R-I ID and ``This is Mix Radio International
Worldwide``; 0037 ``thanks for listening`` but not a closing yet

0038 on 6880, YL ``mix-mix``

0039 on 6818.5, 6CB with 6CH; alternative is to transmit message by
voice or get a relay. ``This is an exercise`` so time to work out the
bugs now before a real emergency with a priority message. By voice,
the code groups should be read with pauses between them, but this
increases possibility of errors; and he examples a few random

0043 on 6818.5, -CH and -CE, both with AAR6 prefices.

0044 on 6880, YL ID for Mix Radio

0044 on 6818.5, 6AU and 6CH will get together after the net to provide
info about ``finding the frequency``.

At this point I have enough and take a nap/rest; recheck at 0108, the
MARS and MRI are all off.

Many more reports here of Mix Radio International:
only one refers to some ``ham QRM``; went off at 0058*

I also search out the two MARS frequencies, and find that in years
past, I had 6818.5 once and Harold Frodge had both.

Of the full callsigns in this log, the only one getting useful hit on
google search is AAR6CH, leading to a 33-page, 10+year-old embedded
pdf about Texas Army MARS, including a photo of that op,
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, May 25 at 2200, no signal here from VOT. Must have
come on late; 2229 check via UTwente it`s VG with music, and nothing
else noticed until 2252 COVID-19 advice; 2253 multi-lingual ID reel,
no sign-off announcement, 2255 IS; 2256 restart IS with German IDs
twice a minute but cut off air at 2259*. Something`s always awry at
Ankara, erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 6878.5-USB and 6818.5-USB, Texas Army MARS: See NORTH
AMERICA mixed in with Mix Radio International 6880-USB

** U S A. 13565-CW, May 25 at 1406, HIFER beacon K6FRC in Patterson CA
is JBA with repeating IDs. First time heard since March 28 despite
almost daily bandscans, and never heard at any other hour later in the
day. HF sporadic E today, DXMAP not checked until 1735, across much of
the US altho not directly amid this path. The point of a beacon is for
it to be always transmitting, alerting whenever there be a
propagational opening, but I have my doubts about this one (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 17530, May 25 at 1825, VOA with African News,
finishing by 1830 but when I detect a few-Hz SAH from a second
transmitter until one of them goes off at 1832, presumably Grimesland
despite poor signal with no sporadic-E boost, leaving a weaker single
carrier with no modulation detectable, but scheduled until 1900 is
another half hour M-F of VOA, in Kinyarwanda via ASCENSION (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2035 monitoring: confirmed UT
Monday May 25 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, VG at Maine SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon May 25 at 0230 on WRMI 7778, VG at Maine, good
at UTwente, but VP in high noise level here in OK off beamside.

Also confirmed UT Mon May 25 at 0301 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5130, good at
Maine SDR which might have seemed too close.

Also confirmed UT Mon May 25 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, fair at Maine SDR
generally above jamming; fair-good at Bogota SDR with no jamming

Also confirmed, UT Mon May 25 from 1800:45 on IRRS 7290 via unknown
site, monitored via UTwente SDR, no cutouts past 1809. Tuned in at
1758 to hear open carrier except for constant low warble/RTTY which
could be a clue as to site; 1759 JIP music; 1800 IRRS brief sign-on
with only contact info the P O Box 10980 in N-20110 Milano, Italy;
quick FSN headline news and right into WOR before 1801. Now there is
no ACI from 7285 or 7295, but 7290 still sounds ``scratchy``, maybe
splatter from 7280 Vietnam stilted Spanish and/or 7300 Iran in

Also confirmed UT Tue May 26 at 0109 check the 0100 on WRMI 7780, VP
here in storm noise level and with intermittent uteblaaps on LSB side
or carrier QRM; VG at Maine SDR; G at UTwente but with rapid
buzz/click QRM. Next:

2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

Thanks this week for financial support from William Hassig, Mount
Prospect IL, who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at
yahoo.com PayPal not necessarily US funds as they will convert.

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, May 22, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0323 UT May 26


Glenn Hauser logs May 23-24, 2020  View Printable Version 
Sunday, May 24 2020

** BRAZIL. 6135.096 et al., R. Aparecida: see UNIDENTIFIED

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer search, May 24 at 1349: 12880 VP S3-S6, best of
the WOOB lot, some only JBA carriers, presumed: 11460, 11070, 10870,
10820 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13650, May 23 at 2302, S9+20 of dead air from CRI Portuguese
relay which for a year or more has been filled by nothing but Chinese
music; recheck at 2313: OFF. That`s progress? Something`s always wrong
at RadioCuba - not to mention CRI. BTW, 13740 RHC is not there at this
time either, usually comes on later (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI. 15125, May 24 at 1740, nice African hilife song, S7-S9, i.e.
CRI Swahili hour via Bamako; listed // 13645 not noted (Glenn Hauser,

** NORTH AMERICA. 5100.0, May 24 at 0615, JBA rock music, mushy audio,
better in USB tuning, but trace of a wobbly reduced carrier? Or part
of the music. 0621 unreadable announcement, peaks S8 in OK storm noise
level, past 0627 but just too weak. This frequency could be harmonic
of MW 1700 or 1020, but no matches there. 5085 WTWW is off already so
not a spur from that. One report from Tom Quinn, west of Cleveland OH,
says Sycko Radio was on 5100 earlier, testing in PSK at 0530,
switching to RTTY at 0537 with texts as copied:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SCOTLAND [non]. 5850 // weaker 5010, UT Sun May 23 0100-0200,
another enjoyable `Encore` hour via WRMI, good via various Rochester
KiwiSDRs. Website now provides current and previous playlists, but
sometimes difficult to figure out composers being heard. Another
repeat coming UT Monday 02-03 on 9455 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7490, May 23 at 2244, WBCQ again this Sat
with TOM instead of scheduled (and long-gone?) `Great Sounding
Oldies`; TOM also on 9455 WRMI but totally different. Possibly far
out-of-synch feeds and I am not listening to this crap long enough to
figure it out; or one of them is playing a pre-recorded backup? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, May 23 at 2243, VOT is on today with music, off by
2258 recheck, so no extra German today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2035 monitoring: confirmed UT Sun
May 24 at 0300 on WRMI 5800, good S9+20 vs storm noise from
western/southern OK, missing us directly.

Also confirmed UT Sun May 24 starting way late at 0357 on WA0RCR,
1860-AM, MO, vs storm noise from IN/IL picked up by IN SDR. Next:

0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed] to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

Thanks this week for financial support from William Hassig, Mount
Prospect IL, who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at
yahoo.com PayPal not necessarily US funds as they will convert.

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, May 22, WOR)

** U S A. ``If you get a chance to hear this program when it's
repeated or can find it in the archives, give it a listen as Allan
described what was on every level of the tower as they went up the
ladder. Six or eight sections on top of each other. Too fast for me to
copy it all and my memory is not what it once was. John Carver``

OK, it did repeat 24 hours later on 7490+ webcast, UT Sun May 24; from
0035 I grit my teeth past the Trumpraise provoked by Freddie the
Caller, until finally near the end Allan does that, but also too fast
for me to copy, and my scribbled notes make it worse. Seven levels,
apparently including ATU, switching. Aha, John Carver got it the
second time around, reporting May 24:

``Glenn, Tried to listen to Area 51 last night. 5130 was not up at
2300. Checked the other frequencies and the only one working was 7490
which was moaning and groaning with Brother Stair. Parked the receiver
on 5130 and just listened to the noise till 0000. Checked the other
frequencies again and 7490 was running a rerun of last night's AAWWW.
Went back to 5130 to listen to some more noise and at approximately
0045 the 5130 transmitter came up, carrying the audio from 7490 so
listened to the last fifteen minutes of last night's AAWWW.

The antenna tower has seven sections. Bottom section is grounding
section. Second level contains the gears and motors to turn the
antenna. Third section has pumps and tanks to cool the fourth section
which has the antenna balun. And now I realize I have forgotten what
one section contains but six and seven contain all the gearing and
motors to change the configuration of the antenna.

At 0100 Shortwave Saturday Night started and approximately five or six
minutes into the program the audio changed to that of Larry and Jane
and Lumpy Gravy. Sorry my memory isn't what it was. If it's any help I
can still name most of my classmates in the first grade :) John``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Ray Robinson of KVOH replies May 23 on the WOR iog to my
latest report that 17775 was still missing: ``Hi, Glenn. It looks like
KVOH will be off the air a few more days yet. We needed more parts
than anticipated, and obtaining them is proving more difficult than
normal under the present restrictions. We now expect to be back on the
air by Thursday 28th. Ray`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5050, Sat May 23 at 2307, Jim Roland, PO Box in Tullahoma TN
37388 repeatedly spelling out this and website address. (How many
other ways are there to spell Tullahoma?). S9+10/20, no ID, but
certainly WWRB Manchester TN, active weekends only and belatedly for
A-season ex 3215/3195; first reported last week by Bob Butterfield.
Beware: pirates have also appeared on 5050, and WWRB has been known to
fill with jazz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (5085), UT Sun May 24 between 00 and 02, numerous spotchex
of WTWW-2 stream hear nothing but hamgab, TONITO no-show (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6135.096, May 24 at 0609, JBA carrier where normally
there is none; first thought maybe MADAGASCAR which has been reported
active here much later, but it`s too late into daytime now for that.
Rather, Radio Aparecida, BRAZIL, which Manuel Mendez, Spain measured
on 6135.1, May 22 at 2010-2023. And Wolfgang Buschel measured Mad at
6135.001, May 24 at 1507. As for Aparecida, I suspected gone from SW
for good as not heard them in weeks/months on 9630v or 11856v when I
check in the nightmiddle, but there was something unlogged on 9630.0,
maybe CNR-1 Golmud per Aoki/NDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12000.83, May 24 at 1742, JBA carrier, but can`t make
out any modulation; maybe local birdie but unseems. Looking for
Station YHWH which was on 12000 yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1925 UT May 24


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