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Glenn Hauser logs January 13-14, 2019  View Printable Version 
Monday, January 14 2019

Hauser
** CHINA [non]. 5910, Jan 14 at 0258, CRI *0300 relay in English via
CUBA is already on, in Chinese. Second harmonic 11820 is a JBA carrier
correlating with RHC 25m fundamentals being weakened. Something`s
always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Jan 14 at 0252, R. Rebelde is S9+20 but
overmodulated/distorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, Jan 14 at 0415, R. Progreso is S9+20 but suptorted
modulation. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6165, Jan 14 at 0601, RHC English has about equal
level CCI in Arabic, which is per HFCC: NHK via FRANCE at 0600-0630,
140 degrees to ME. Something`s always wrong at RHC -- like not
registering in HFCC so lazy frequency managers elsewhere know about it
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140-, Jan 14 at 1518, RHC Spanish throwing out lots of
spurs, circa 15311, 15283, 14997, 14968 --- these are the usual two
pairs, at plus/minus 171 and 143 kHz. But also: 15197 & 15083 which
are plus/minus 57 kHz, and another suspicious blob at 14882, which is
258 kHz away from 15140 --- possibly the sum of 143 + 57 + 57?
Something`s always wrong at RHC. Think of all the grist Arnie could
call upon to liven up DXers Unlimited if he would try to explain
these! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 6190, Jan 14 at 0255, La Voz Alegre ID at closing,
S9+10/S9, 0256 a bit of dead air and off. So MWV is back after their
transformer lightning strike. Should resume shortly with a repeat of
the Spanish hour on 6180 from 0300 after China/Cuba is off.

13670, Jan 14 at 1800, African Pathways Radio is also back opening
hour previewing music from Bela Fleck and Dolly Parton, S9/S9+10
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Jan 14 at 0548, carrier not as strong as usual, but
bodes well for VON to be back tonight for the 0600 Hausa broadcast
(and if we`re lucky their neat percussion IS a few minutes before)
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1640, Jan 14 at 0417, KZLS ``Enid`` (-OKC via
Hennessey site) in dead air with fast SAH, facilitating copy of ESPN,
no doubt WTNI Biloxi MS, the only sports format on 1640, which always
QRMs at night and apparently stays on 10 kW daypower ND (Glenn Hauser,
Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Had not been getting any decodable signals off the air
from KETA-13, OETA, but resumes Jan 14. Website checked Jan 13
explains:

``ATTENTION OKLAHOMA CITY ANTENNA VIEWERS

OETA will be conducting mandatory maintenance work on our Oklahoma
City tower. Because of this, we are required to reduce power
significantly between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning 8 a.m.,
Jan. 10 to 4 p.m., Jan. 11. This will result in a loss of signal to
viewers watching OETA via antenna.

Weather permitting, power will be restored Jan. 12 and 13. Work will
resume at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15 and is scheduled to be completed at
4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17. Weâd like to thank everyone viewing OETA
via antenna for their patience while we make the necessary repairs and
upgrades that will ensure your favorite shows continue uninterrupted
in the future.``

Also an update on the Foundation situation:

http://www.oeta.tv/blogs/media/faqs-about-oeta-and-the-oeta-foundation/

``FAQs about OETA and the OETA Foundation
Posted by Aaron Morvan on Jan 11, 2019 at 11:06 pm

Q. Whatâs going on?

A. The Foundationâs Board of Trustees authorized a lawsuit to be filed
against OETA. The Foundation has failed to provide proper oversight
over their organization and allowed it to ignite this controversy by
denying access to parts of the shared facility, changing the locks,
hacking into OETAâs system, withholding funds, and ultimately suing us
in a blatant power grab.

In response, OETAâs governing Board has terminated OETAâs agreement
with the Foundation in order to protect donor funds, information, and
OETAâs integrity. OETA employees and governing Board members are
focused on continued delivery of quality, life-enriching public media
to Oklahomans. We are proud to carry on the six decades of work that
have made OETA the most-watched PBS station in America. Programming
and operations are ongoing and not presently impacted by OETAâs
termination of its agreement with the Foundation.

Q. What happened to the relationship between OETA and its foundation?

A. This is an interesting story.

More than 30 years ago the state legislature passed a law that allowed
OETA to set up a charitable foundation to support OETA.

For most of those 30 years the relationship between OETA and the
Foundation worked well.

Within the last five years dissention arose between the two and the
Foundation began repeatedly attempting to interfere with OETA
operations and to unduly influence OETAâs state governing Board. OETA
tried to correct the problems through repeated meetings but the
problems only grew worse.

The Foundation today refuses to give OETA access to our donor funds
and how they have been used. The Foundation has locked OETA employees
out of multiple areas within the OETA building. OETA is the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) licensee and responsible for its
operations, programming and donor finances. The Foundation is a
fundraising auxiliary and should not be attempting to also function as
public television station.

Last month the Foundation sued OETA to try and seize even more
control. OETA countered the suit in the courts asking the judge to
drop the frivolous claims made in the Foundation lawsuit.

As a last resort, the OETA Board, accountable to the State of Oklahoma
and charged with ensuring OETAâs viability and compliance with laws
and regulations, officially terminated the agreement with the
Foundation and began the process of identifying a new charitable
organization to responsibly oversee donor funds and to retrieve the
donor money already raised, putting it to proper use as required by
the FCC and Corporation for Public Broadcasting and, most importantly,
as intended by our donors.

Q. Is the money Iâve already given to OETA safe?

A. OETA has advised the Foundation that we consider all funds, assets,
property, and information they possess to be held solely and
exclusively for the benefit of OETA. The Foundation has affirmed this
on multiple occasions. We are confident, once the Foundationâs lawsuit
is resolved, those generous gifts will be honored as the donors
intended and used to support OETA.

Q. Can I still give money to OETA?

A. OETA has temporarily suspended accepting new donations as we
finalize negotiating a relationship with the Friends of OETA, Inc.
charitable organization. We are moving as quickly as possible to
resume donations and fundraising but we take seriously the charge to
shepherd funds given and funds that will be given in a manner that is
transparent and ethical.

Q. Is a state agency (OETA) trying to take over the Foundation?

A. No. The Foundation was originally created by a diverse group of
philanthropic Oklahomans to serve OETA and unfortunately has since
become a rogue organization. They have refused to provide basic
information crucial to the operation of OETA. Donor funds, given in
good faith, have been misappropriated for unauthorized programming and
unsolicited content creation and production. Donors have been lied to
about the collection and use of their well-intended donations. OETA, a
state agency, is simply choosing to select a new, more responsible
charity to cooperate with in order to protect its donors and their
funds.

Q. Who is leading OETA and how did they get there?

Dr. Richard Beck, Provost Rogers State University
Terri Cornett, Civic Volunteer
Dr. Cheryl Evans, President Northern Oklahoma College
Mr. James Gallogly, OU President
Mr. Burns Hargis, OSU President
Ms. Joy Hofmeister, Oklahoma Superintendent
Mr. Reese "Cody" Inman, Civic Volunteer
Dr. Glen D. Johnson, Chancellor Oklahoma State Regents
Mr. Garrett King - Board Chair
Ms. Suzanne Lair, Principal Jenks Public Schools
Dr. Larry Rice, President Rogers State University
Mr. Clarke Stroud, Director OU Football Operations

Public media veteran Polly Andersonâs leadership as Executive
Director has been an outstanding asset to OETA since her hiring just
over one year ago. She continues to have the full support of the OETA
Board of Directors.

Q. Has OETA really refused a legislative meeting with the Foundation?

A. OETA has met with state legislative and executive officials
regarding our ongoing efforts over a multi-year period, including as
recently as Monday, January 7, 2019. At Mondayâs meeting, OETA
clearly outlined the reasons it believes that, short of decisive
action by the few remaining members of the Foundationâs Board of
Trustees, termination of the relationship is the only remaining option
to protect public television in Oklahoma. Additionally, OETA leaders
met repeatedly with the Foundation to resolve these issues outside of
the courts. The Foundation staff continued to overstep the authority
granted to them by state law and continued to willfully mislead
donors, withholding funds and duplicating the functions of the state
agencyâthey even went so far as to defy the direct orders of the
Foundationâs governing board, leading to multiple resignations from
that body in 2018 of longtime OETA supporters.

Q. Why did OETA evict the Foundation from the building they formally
shared?

A. The Foundation has used the OETA facility as a guest of OETA.
Recently, the Foundation staff restricted access to OETA personnel
within the OETA headquarters, changed the locks on the building,
hacked OETAâs state computer network, and recently reported to OETA
that they installed an unauthorized video surveillance system. The
responsible action on the part of OETA as a state agency to protect
state employees and state assets was clear.

The Foundation had become a totally unaccountable organization â
operating outside its intended statutory and fiscal boundaries and
acting in defiance of its earlier earlier governing board members,
leading to the resignation of several longtime Foundation Trustees and
OETA supporters. Despite over two years of negotiations and good
faith efforts on the part of OETA to bring our Foundation back to its
intended role, the Foundation recklessly and maliciously resisted all
civil efforts and refused to negotiate multiple proposed reforms.
Therefore, it is necessary and prudent to clearly separate our
operational functions at this time and to prevent the Foundation from
further undermining of the state agency it was established to serve.

Q. Why wonât OETA cash checks amounting to over $ 1.2 million provided
by the Foundation?

A. OETA conducts the stewardship of all funds with the utmost caution
and integrity. OETA is working with our federal and state regulators,
including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Oklahoma
Attorney Generalâs office, to ensure proper accounting and handling of
these funds.

Q. How does OETA fit into PBS/Corporation for Public Broadcasting?

A. OETA is a PBS member station and a CPB grantee. Although the
Foundation has repeatedly attempted to misrepresent OETA to our
federal regulators and partners, the Foundation has no relationship
with PBS or the CPB outside of OETA. OETA has a very positive
relationship with both PBS and CPB and has kept both entities advised
of the ongoing issues with the Foundation.

Q. Where does OETA go from here?

A. OETA is working through this complex situation in consultation with
state legislative and executive officials and our federal regulators.
We are committed to the outstanding programming that has made it the
most-watched PBS-station in America. We are diligently working to
secure all past and present donor funds with a new and responsible
charitable foundation that will be governed by an independent board of
philanthropic and ethical individuals who can cooperate with OETAâs
governing board in a mutually-beneficial relationship.``

I then wrote to OETA:

``I am sure everyone is concentrating on the terrible Foundation
situation, and thanks for explaining that on website. I don`t see any
names of individuals at the F who must be responsible for this. Is it
a few people in a power struggle?

But a couple of things:

How about some explanation of the reason for abruptly disposing of
OKLA and replacing it with World?? Interesting stuff, I am not
necessarily objecting. Is this in any way related to the Foundation
thing?

However some programming seems to have got lost in the shuffle; surely
you could still find some places for it on one channel or another:

PBS Newshour SUNDAY
Ray Stevens
Bluegrass Underground
(maybe the last two have run their course; we can`t know)

I am glad to see Amanpour out of 10 pm to a more convenient time, 11
am, as I had requested some time ago. Thanks and good luck!``

Reply:

``We hope that you are enjoying OETA World! Our programming department
has been working on this for some time and it debuted this past
Monday, January 7th. I believe that they promoted it on the OETA
channels for a while beforehand thruout the day before World
premiered. Nothing whatsoever tied to the Foundation matters was a
part of debuting World, as OETA World can be found in over 150 some
odd television markets out of the 160 some odd markets across the
country. Our viewers were asking for new programs and this is what
OETA World does â it allows us to re-air our local content on Saturday
evenings and on Sunday mornings early until noon we re-air our British
dramas, including Masterpiece Theater. And beyond that, thru the week
there are many new programs to discover plus all of the shows you are
familiar with like Frontline, Independent Lens, POV, Nature, NOVA,
etc.

Well, with any type of lawsuit or even police investigations -
information has to be limited due to the nature of it all until it has
concluded. Hopefully what has been provided does help our viewers at
this time and when we can update information for them it will be
provided I'm sure. In the meantime, enjoy all of the good viewing on
OETA and have a great day. Respectfully, Kristi Wren, Receptionist``

Follow up: ``We will air BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND sometime on HD (13-1)
but RAY STEVENS doesnât have a date at this time. As soon as I know
even more info Iâll advise or it may even be promoted on air between
current programming. Respectfully, Kristi Wren, Receptionist``

I am also having to re-convince OETA that there is a totally separate
and new PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND edition on Sundays, after Saturdays
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 7215-7220-7225, Jan 14 at 0550, DRM noise, which has to be
RRI Galbeni, scheduled 05-06, 285 degrees in Romanian to W Europe, in
analog! per HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1964 monitoring: confirmed Sunday January 13
at 2140 the 2130 on WRMI 7780, fair.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 14 at 0230 on WRMI 5950, S7 to S9+10;
and weaker 9395 poor, with high local noise making the R75 NR
essential.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 14 from 0401 on Area 51 webcast, but
JBA carrier at 0413 on WBCQ 5130.4 (earlier at 0253 during JL at S8-
S9, I had measured it on 5130.441).

Also confirmed UT Monday January 14 at 0430 on WRMI 9955, JBA. Next:

2330 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

(It is clear as of Monday morning that WOR 1965 will not be ready
until Tuesday at the earliest, probably like last week, not even by
the 2030 airing on WRMI 7780; this is only due to my running so far
behind in processing info, also causing DXLDs to appear almost a week
after closing dates.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Jan 14 at 1432, WTWW-3 is still on with rock music,
S9+30, along with weak parasite spurs 5072.1 & 5097.9. Still at 1516.
1557 just as strong; and even 1740 rechex, so evidently running all-
day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6990-LSB, Jan 14 at 0552, the aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh-guy is
back uttering Japanesish syllables with long vocalized pauses,
sometimes eeeeeeee depending on the preceding word. I hastily scribble
what some of them sound like: kinata, kita, katana, noto, nata, itati,
atata, kinata, itawa, ishotu, kata, kunoto, sijimata, hanata, kata,
hotokono, pinata, isashana, ishaba, koshodo, ishiba - and then stops
abruptly at 0555*. Since he is on LSB, only 10 kHz out of the 40m
band, suspect he has some ham radio connexion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11802-USB, Jan 14 at 1552, 2-way in colloquial Spanish,
INTRUDERS. I continue to be amazed that no one else ever reports these
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1833 UT January 14

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 13, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 13 2019

Hauser
** CUBA. 6165 // 6000, Jan 13 at 0649, RHC English remains
undermodulated on both, S9+20, somewhat louder on 6100 and loudest on
6060. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15139.825, Jan 13 at 1524, RHC seems off-frequency all the
time now; also with JBA spurs circa 14968 & 15311 at earlier 1441
check, but not on 14997 & 15283. Something`s always wrong at RHC. But
nothing`s wrong on 13 MHz band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 5923, Jan 13 a 1527 narrow-band noise centered here,
rather like DRM, but must be jamming against the JBA carrier on 5920
of V of Freedom, Korea South (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Jan 13 at 0658, no signal from VON. It surely goes
and comes unpredictably (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) But:

** NIGERIA [non]. 7335, Jan 13 at 0657, very rapid Hausa talk from S9
R. Nigeria, Kaduna via FRANCE until turnoff at 0700* (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 15350, Jan 13 at 1522, tune-in to dead air, then
Arabish talk starts, S8-S5. Aoki shows R. Dabanga via Meyerton is
supposed to run 1529-1600; must be getting a headstart. HFCC shows FPU
from 1530-, 250 kW at 5 degrees after a hefty 25 degree slew. Axually
the FPU program feed until 1529 is probably Radio Tamazuj, not
supposed to be on 15350 at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 6125.0, Jan 13 at 0421, VP signal from algo, presumably V
of Turkey English to N America as scheduled, altho can`t be positive
since it`s not on 6125.7 tonight; at least this transmission exist,
after hearing nothing at 2300 on 5960. You might assume the 0400 is on
a more westerly beam than at 2300 for E NAm, but you would be wrong;
per HFCC, both are the same 310 degrees, which crosses USA from NYC to
Pensacola --- so beyond that the signal gets worse and worse. WNAm is
not even a CIRAF-6 target for either.

BTW, Alan Roe reports: ``The Voice of Turkey "Letterbox Programme" is
now being aired weekly on the Saturday programme (rather than Friday),
seemingly since beginning of January. Confirmed in yesterday's
broadcast (12 January at 1330 UT on 12035 kHz) Alan Roe, Teddington,
UK`` Or 12035.7v; plus UT Sunday for the 0400 final repeat (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 475 kHz, Jan 13 at 0701, WA4SZE/BEACON on CW from Dave
Frantz, of WWRB, Manchester TN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1964 monitoring. Alan Gale,
England, reports on Sat Jan 12: ``Hi Glenn, Nothing to report about
today's World of Radio broadcast on HLR's 9485 kHz frequency at 1530
UT; it wasn't heard here and neither was any of their output
unfortunately. It would certainly be interesting to know just where
their skip is coming down as it must be passing right over me at the
moment. Alan``

WOR 1964 confirmed UT Sunday January 13 at 0420 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM,
MO, S9+30, starting Cuba segment, about seven minutes in, so started
almost on-time circa 0413.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio
via HLR on 7265 CUSB, Jan 13:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_13.html
1131-1200 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, fair signal``

Next:
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND
2330 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, Jan 13 at 0650, WEWN Spanish is gone again (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9000, Jan 13 at 1517, the open carrier I was hearing
yesterday afternoon is still here, S9-S7. Art Delibert replies Jan 13
to my previous report:

``Glenn -- I'm noticing the same het [carrier] on 9 MHz at 1218 hours.
Running the SAL12 antenna around the compass, it's strongest (S9) in
the SE direction, but pretty good in just about every direction.
Doesn't seem to be any propagation fading. Not much is making it
through on 31 meters at the moment, except some of the big CRI xmtrs,
mostly with my antenna pointed SW. So I'm thinking this thing on 9 MHz
is located somewhere along the southern portion of the mid-Atlantic
coast, like maybe the Norfolk area -- Art Delibert, N. Bethesda, MD``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15325.5-USB, Jan 13 at 1444, 2-way INTRUDERS in
colloquial Spanish; shortly a similar conversation on much weaker
15430-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1702 UT January 13

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 12-13, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 13 2019

Hauser
** CUBA. 9720, Jan 12 at 2210, RHC in Kriyol, not English! Which
supposedly had settled into the 22-23 UT slot. 2253 recheck, song in
Spanish, 2255 French announcement; a smidgin before 2300, RHC English
theme and opening by ``Ed Newman``, cut off the air after about 6
words! So the studio playout had their language tapes mixed up, and
the transmitter site wasn`t about to compensate for that. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000 // 6165, Jan 13 at 0137, RHC is S9+10/20 just barely
modulated with soul music, 0140 English announcement, also somewhat
suptorted. Meanwhile 6060 Spanish blasts in. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 5975-5980-5985, Jan 12 at 2313, DRM noise, not strong but
plenty to wipe out any carrier from R. Chaski, PerÃ, supposedly still
on air until 2400v*. Got to be RRI Galbeni, English to W Europe,
registered as analog, but has flipped to DRM before (or maybe is
really always DRM).

More evidence that failing DRM should *never* have been allowed to
pollute the analog SWBC bands. There are scads of open areas in the
nearby fixed utility bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 12 at 2310, no signal from VOT English to N
America, again. Is anyone hearing this any more? A couple times
before, I figured it were more of their frequent screwups. OTOH,
propagation is pitiful, hardly anything else on 49m from Eurasia, the
best being 6175 CRI Spanish, 280 degrees from CÃrrik, Albania ---
should be close enough to Emirler for both to propagate if on (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1964 monitoring: confirmed Saturday January
12 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, fair-good. Next:

0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND
2330 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7489.980v, Jan 12 at 2300, WBCQ starts with ``Welcome to the
second Good Time Oldies; who am I? West Virginia Paul``. Good S9+10,
then plays at least three songs seguÃ; editing seems a bit rough. Not
sure what he means by ``second`` as the show has been running for many
more weeks than that --- and it`s the one scheduled for an even one
hundred minutes. Beyond that nothing known about him or it. No sign of
the 7490.00 ChiCom CCI, but propagation is pitiful and we`re lucky to
get anything intra-continental, let alone extra-, but WBCQ unusually
so close to frequency on the low rather than high side would make a
heterodyne almost subaudible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, Sat Jan 12 at 2313, WRMI with VORW, // stronger 9395.
The System G program grid claims it`s on 9395 only, just another
example of reality not matching the schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, UT Sun Jan 13 at 0130, I`m all set to hear the
`International Radio Report` via Unique Radio via WINB --- but it`s
only a JBA carrier! Little besides WRMI and Cuba are propagating on
31m. By 0153 I`ve brought up the WINB webcast at
http://winb.mntts.com:82/broadwave.mp3
and what do I hear? The song ``Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald``, which
is semi-Canadian, but not what I would expect to be played on IRR.
Finally at 0159 we hear Aussie Tim ID as Unique Radio, a bit more
music before cut off for WINB ID and 0200 ``FKB Radio Sermon Time`` -
-- he`s looking forward to worldwide coverage on 500 kW WBCQ 7490.

UT Fri Jan 11 at 0130 I was also all set to hear Unique`s other
primetime spot on 9265, till I realized it had been an hour earlier at
0030. But I expect what I heard this time was the ending of that show,
not the IRR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4980, Jan 12 at 2315, Supreme Master TV on WRMI has QRM from
weak RTTY about 4981.15, separate from the much stronger RTTY on 4985;
yet evitable by LSB tuning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, Jan 13 at 0136, via WHRI, VOV in stilted
English, something about the Mekong Delta, S9+20/30 --- they`ve done
it again, mixed up languages as Spanish is supposed to air on the
half-hours. Also Larry Zamora received a colorful New Year card from
them, but accompanying schedule is slightly outdated, claiming VOV are
also on 6175 to North America. That was the relay via defunct RCI! And
6175 had replaced BBCWS relay which gave up on us even before that
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search earlier than I
usually try it, after not detecting any LWBC, Jan 12 from 2323 UT on
the R75 and E-W longwire: 531, 549, 558, 585, 603, 612, 621(2), 639,
684, 711, 729, 747, 774, 837, 855, 864, 882, 909*, 936, 954, 999,
1026(2), 1044(2), 1053, 1089*, 1107, 1152(2), 1179(2), 1215*, 1296,
1305(2), 1341, 1422, 1458(2), 1485, 1503, 1539. *the three strongest
ones all correlate with UK; (2) = at least two carriers beating; again
the most pronounced being 1305 likely Spain synchros (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9000, Jan 12 at 2212, S5-S9 of open carrier, still at
2250 and 2309 chex. Not a local device or receiver birdie since it`s
propagationally fading. Maybe some broadcast transmitter supposed to
be higher in the 9 MHz band, or utility lower in the 8 MHz band, but
slipped a finger or defaulted to even MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0405 UT January 13

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 11-12, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 12 2019

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 11780, Jan 11 at 1938, RNA is reactivated here, Brazuguese
at S9-S6 (and no 11775 Anguilla to bother). First reported by Jorge
Freitas, Bahia, ``11780 RNA volta a transmitir. 11 Jan Ãs 0013, o
sinal à bom com leve QRM desde a CRI na mesma frequÃncia``. Then
Wolfgang Bueschel measured it at 0037 on 11780.008.
http://radios.ebc.com.br/nacionalamazonia

I hear 11780 again at 0002 Jan 12, S9+10/20 with TC for 10:03, ID only
for EBC, 300 kW on 980. Nothing on 6180 as RNA continues to employ
only one transmitter. This alleviates the collision with China-via-
Cuba.

11780 sked is probably about 10-02 UT, like 6180 had been, i.e. 8 am
to midnight in EBDST. 0159 recheck, 11780 still on good, but signing
off a program, 0200 ``meia-noite`` TC and into news of Bolsinaro
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13089-USB, Jan 12 at 1530 tune-in, synthetic OM voice says
W8CEN, so at first I think I have a hamspur, but on into marine
weather, the readout rather garbled. EiBi shows 13089 is timeshared
among USCG Guam, Honolulu, Point Reyes CA, and Chesapeake VA --- with
NMN at the latter scheduled 1530-1605, and nothing immediately before
it.

As I was tuning up several minutes prior, I kept hitting bits of
distorted FMish talk spurring around various frequencies such as
12192, 12222, 12262; all I could confirm was that they were not // RHC
but now I wonder if they were from NMN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 15580, Friday Jan 11 at 2120, VOA GB inbooming during weekly
`Music Time in Africa` with extremely repetitive tune, but fading way
down by 2130. May have been getting a sporadic E boost (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1964 monitoring:

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio
via HLR on 6190 CUSB, Jan 12:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_12.html
0731-0800 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, good signal``

And Manuel MÃndez, Spain, reports: ``6190, Hamburger LokalRadio,
Goehren, *0700-0800, 12-01, ID âHamburger LokalRadio, program âRadio
Netherlands Media Network, presented by Jonathan Marksâ, at 0730 Glenn
Hauserâs World of Radioâ. 35433``.

As often, I sleep past the Unique Radio/WINB/WRMI Saturday morning
airings, and I don`t get to UTwente quite in time to try HLR 9485
before 1600 UT Sat, but it`s usually inaudible. Next:

2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday WRMI *9955 to SSE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique 5045-LSB NSW ND
2330 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, Sat Jan 12 at 1517, WRMI with Blalock the Blaster
exploding into huxtergasms* (* credit Harold Frodge for this coinage),
as it is now // 9955 which extends for him past 1500 only on weekends
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.13v, UT Sat Jan 12 at 0109, WBCQ `Allan Weiner
Worldwide` is VP, something about The Wall; if // on 9330+, that`s a
JBA carrier. 5130+ is also VP with something else. Computer is not on
so I won`t be hearing webcast.

Recheck at 0151, now 7490 is fading up sporadically as AW is saying
the Superstation project is running about 5 months behind because of
vendor delays so maybe not on air until summer; but he is very
impressed with the transmitter itself, state-of-the-art like a
spacecraft. Since will be out of FLA by Feb, maybe will attend SW
Winterfest, and maybe also with others such as Tom. Sad news: we lost
Goddess Irena, who died January 3. Her program will still be running
Thursdays at 7:30 pm EST on 7490. (How about Wednesdays at 5:30 pm ET
= 2230 UT right after World of Radio, as we have been hearing her?
WBCQ sked shows her only then, with `Camp Constitution Radio` at the
time AW thought). Over to John H. Carver for a fuller report on AWWW:

``Show started this evening on 7490 after a period of dead air. No
signal that I could detect. Buzz words over the theme song had to do
with the Wall. Allan and Angela in the studio in FLA. Opening
statement from Allan musing about rigging a microphone in their
bedroom so they could do the show from their bed. Talk immediately
jumped to the wall and why congress should support it.

Phone call from Freddie at 0111 urging Allan to continue his rant and
talk to him later. Poor signal on 7490 this evening with a lot of
noise and some fading. 5130 was carrying other programming. Freddie
finally gets to speak and backs Trump on the wall. He was on the phone
for twenty-one minutes and the two of them fed off of each other as
the political talk grew and grew. Into another phone call immediately
after Freddie disconnected continued the discussion but eventually
morphed into a discussion about the antenna for the superstation.

Another phone call at 0147 from Tony Straka. He asked if Allan and
Angela were going to make an appearance at this year's Winterfest as
they would be up North this year during the fest. Allan couldn't
promise but did say that it might happen.

Allan announced that Goddess Irena had died at the age of eighty-five.
He said that are still running her program and will continue to do so
until her spot is sold to someone else. Closing prayer at 0158.
Program was off the air at 0200 as was 7490. 5130 was still on the air
running other programming. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Sat Jan 12 at 1608, KVOH is a JBA carrier when its
only airing of Wavescan is supposed to emanate. At solar-minimum,
stations may want to reconsider putting their only egg in the 16m
basket.

This is supposed to be one of the first airings of each new WS which
are dated Sundays; at least the program sked linx to podcasts, not
including Jan 13 yet:
https://awr.org/program/engmi_wav-2/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1831 UT January 12

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 10-11, 2019  View Printable Version 
Friday, January 11 2019

Hauser
** CANADA. 218 kHz, Jan 11 at 0657 UT, ND beacon RL and dash: 975
watts from Red Lake, Ontario.

223 kHz, Jan 11 at 0658 UT, beacon YYW and dash, 1000 watts from
Armstrong, Ontario.

233 kHz, Jan 11 at 0659, beacon QN and dash, 500 watts from Nakina,
Ontario; all per http://dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm

All three places are too insignificant to be indexed in my State Farm
Rand McNally atlas. Not surprising, since there is no complete map of
Ontario! cutting off the great north, all three too far into it.
Nakina and Armstrong are both not too far north of Thunder Bay and
Lake Superior. Red Lake is NNE of Kenora (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11820, Jan 11 at 0330, CRI English news S8/S9+10 and 100%
readable on new frequency, whence? O, of course it`s CUBA, 2 x 5910
for the 03-05 transmission, where it`s S9+10/20. 11820 is transmitted,
not receiver-produced overload, since it`s still there with ATT on and
PreAmps off. RHC Spanish itself also on 25m now, strongest 11670 but
distorted, weaker 11700 and 11840 + weakest JBA spurs 11830 & 11850.

But nothing on 12000, 2 x 6000 English which we hear after 0500. Maybe
it`s the same harmonic-prone transmitter on 5910 & 11820 now.
Something`s always wrong at RHC/RadioCuba. 6000 now is suptorted with
CCI tho Turkish from Turkey is supposed to stop at 0300 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6140, Jan 11 at 0623, RHC English is JBA // 6165, and the
other three, 6000, 6060 and 6100. 6140 is produced by 6060 leaping
over 6100 another 40 kHz higher. Also are audible JBA carriers from
the usual other leapfrogs on 6230 & 6270. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5039.927, Jan 11 at 0631, RHC English way off-frequency
again, S9+20/30 with scratchy overmodulation. Rebelde 5025 is
similarly distorted at steadier S9+20. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba/RHC. 24 hours ago I measured it on 5039.943 = 16 Hz higher
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15139.781, Jan 11 at 1457, RHC is S9+30, off-frequency but
modulation OK today; traces of the usual spurpairs, 14997 & 15283,
14968 & 15311. Something`s always wrong at RHC. 24 hours ago I
measured it on 15139.831 = 50 Hz higher (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13780.0, Jan 11 at 1459, RHC is off air already, but a few
minutes earlier I noticed it was not off-frequency today. Nor are
there any spurs de 13700 on band this time. Something`s not wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 11965, Jan 10 at 2104, no signal from MWV in
Portuguese. Have not checked specifically for the APR English hours,
18 on 13670 and 20 on 11965, but caradio memory scans have failed to
land on anything there for a day or two. That`s because, as Ivo Ivanov
reported:

``On Jan. 7 no signal of KNLS Madagascar World Voice MWV. From the
staff of Madagascar World Voice wrote: "We have a problem with
Madagascar here. Yesterday there was a storm and lightning struck the
station started a fire and the transformer burned out. So while
broadcasting of Madagascar will not. The exact date of repair is
unknown because the new transformer must be brought from the
mainland". Winter B18 of MWV:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/no-signal-of-knls-madagascar-world.html
(Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, WORLD OF RADIO 1964, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

Apparently this knocked both transmitters out. Does ``mainland`` here
refer to Africa or America? Keep an ear on all frequencies for any
resumption (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAO TOME. 4960, Jan 11 at 0634, S7-S9 of open carrier. Obviously
VOA relay, scheduled for an 0630-0700 break between French and Hausa
--- so do they just leave it on for a semihour? Might as well modulate
it with something, like English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 7290, Jan 11 at 1505, undermodulated S9+10 talk in Korean.
HFCC shows it`s Encompass via Taiwan at 1500-1600, 300 kW at 352
degrees, but what is it, really? Aoki/NDXC shows Nippon no Kaze via
Paochung (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1964 monitoring [non]: 7780 & 5950, Thursday
January 10 at 2100, I`m ready to find out if WOR is really now on
these WRMIs as surprisingly displayed for at least a week on the
program schedule grid -- and still as of 1554 UT Jan 11:

NO! 7780 has VORW (as contradictorily shown on the transmission grid
for Thursdays only instead of RAE German); and 5950 is // 9395 with
music, presumably Oldies stream. Wondering how well 7780 get into
Europe where it`s aimed 44 degrees, I check 7780 on UTwente SDR at
2142: fair with VORW, John ending the program already, but music keeps
on playing with one or two more announcement breaks.

BTW, the WRMI sked also shows VORW an hour earlier, Thursdays at 20-21
on 7780 & 5950. Also imaginary are other System D 21-22 UT listings as
on 5950 & 7780, such as WOR Tuesdays at 2130, gone for *months*! See
http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs
Next:

0729 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
0930 UT Saturday Unique 5045-LSB ND NSW [alt weeks; Jan 19?]
1200 UT Saturday Unique 5045-LSB ND NSW
1200 UT Saturday Unique *9265 via WINB to WSW
1230 UT Saturday WRMI *9955 to SSE [NEW]
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday WRMI *9955 to SSE [NEW]
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique 5045-LSB ND NSW
2330 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE [NEW]
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, Jan 11 at 0626 and 0635, dead air from WEWN Spanish;
while 11520 English is audible and nominal at 0640 when 5970 is still
dead. One wonders why a station bother to broadcast at all if it allow
this to happen again and again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9474.976, Jan 11 at 0628, weak talk at S3-S5 when normally
there is nothing. Checking the WTWW-1 day off-frequency, since 5830
night frequency is AWOL. More incompetence at SFAW; meanwhile, the
more important WTWW-2, 5085 is blasting rock at S9+30, plus parasite
JBA spurcarriers circa 5072.1 & 5097.9. Next chex 1502 & 1516, neither
9475- nor 5830 is on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.142v, Jan 11 at 1503, TOMBS via WBCQ on typical offset,
but I noticed yesterday it was much closer to 9330.00 --- and so it
goes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7200-LSB, Jan 11 at 1509, continuous C&W music jamming
by naughty ham, while others try to QSO through it, with denigrating
comments like the jammer`s IQ must be 75. They`d rather do this than
QSY out of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1723 UT January 11

 

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