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Glenn Hauser logs January 14-15, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 15 2017

** BOLIVIA. 5952.453, Jan 15 at 0203, Radio Pio Doce with conversation in Spanish, S9. Wolfgang BÃschel a previous night was hearing something Spanish on 5950, not 5952+, and wondered if RPXII had moved, but not tonight. There is also a JBA carrier on 5950.0, not WRMI which now goes off at 0100. 5952+ already off at 0236 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Sat Jan 14 at 0704, OCDA from RHC, just a bit runover until cutoff at 0704.6*. 24 hours later will it carry Esperanto again? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Glenn: I listened to the WOR broadcast at 2130 UTC on 11580 KHz, Thursday, 1/12/2016. It was an audible signal into central New Jersey. But there were numerous fade outs (approx. 6). The fade outs were extreme but only lasted a few seconds. Best. Charlie.
Charlie Harlich

** GUATEMALA. 4055, UT Sun Jan 15 at 0212 tune-in to dead air, but shortly some really old band music, from a cylinder? TGAV, Radio Verdad is S9+20 which is doing very well for less than a kilowatt. Apparently opening at 0214 `Antena DX` show con VÃctor GutiÃrrez, presumably still in reruns, mentions part of his schedule, including Saturday 5 pm somewhere; on Radio Cultural; on Radio Verdad; at 1200 UT or 7 am on 9955. First feature is about NHK World Radio JapÃn, with clip of its IS and sign-on at 0400 on 6195 when that was via Bonaire (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 6145, Jan 15 at 0107, The Mighty KBC with rock music, good at S9+10 via GERMANY; 0122, Pete`s ham news headlines for a minute or sesqui; ~0130 Kim`s beeps. During the hour Jan & Dean and Patty Duke were heard. ``The Mighty KBC`` ID to 0200* immediate cutoff, well-timed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6949.580-AM, Unidentified, Jan 15 at 0108, pirate rock music at weak S8 vs QRN, listened for a dekaminute without any announcements. No logs of this on hfunderground, but a trihour earlier there was a station in FM on 6950 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, January 14 at 1400 UT, KUCO-FM, our classical station, not with its own `Performance Oklahoma` produxion, but with WCPE IDs and their own classical service by satellite, which KUCO normally carries only overnight. Maybe threat of icestorms, etc., disrupted the switchover. 1430 UT, however, interrupted and PerfOkla joined in progress, presumably when someone got to the studio (or remote control) to get back on track (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Jan 15 at 0103, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until autocutoff at 0105:06*, slippage 46 seconds later than last catch a week ago, Jan 8 until 0104:20*, so averaging 6.57 seconds later per, right on the mark (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 5960, UT Sun Jan 15 at 0237, nice Romanian folk music, French announcement with Romanian accent, S9+10; 0245 on to a talk program about the histoire of Georgie and its relations with Roumanie. This folk music segment is not on Alan Roe`s Music on SW schedule, but he does have the classical music on the RRI Romanian service, 5910 as heard at 0245 UT Sun, S9+10 but talking over something symphonic. Another carrier is detectable underneath making slight SAH, presumably HJDH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sat Jan 14 at 1916 check, VP carrier, presumed all we are getting today from WWRB with Radio Munansi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1860 monitoring: confirmed on HLR 7265-CUSB, Germany, via UTwente SDR, Sat Jan 14 at 1550, gaining on the CCI vs CRI Hindi, while at first check 1540, nothing of myself to be heard. Ends at 1601, precisely when CRI Russian cuts on much stronger. WOR 1860 not confirmed, but JBA carrier detectable from WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, Sat Jan 14 at 2330. Confirmed UT Sun Jan 15 at 0431 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, S9+30 spelling beaglebass.com, therefore 17 minutes into playback, starting about 0414. Next:
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

BTW, Jeff White tells me WRMI will resume emitting WOR on Fridays, at new time of 2230 UT on 11580 // 6855 // 5950 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5850 // 7730 // 6855, Sat Jan 14 at 0706 check, all three WRMIs again duplicative, with gospel huxter. `Sounding the Alarm` is scheduled.

BTW, in my previous report compiling the 6855 schedule, the 06-07 UT hour should have been attributed to System D, not B. I hope there were no further errors.

11580, Sat Jan 14 at 2210, the `Your Weekend Show` low-key guy rambling about his concerns, much stronger than // 6855. 7780 is already on with TOM. 9955 with a different gospel huxter about Abraham.

6855, Jan 15 at 0229, WRMI with Radio Ukraine International closing, no ID at 0230, immediately into Radio Prague relay, both in English. Originally and supposedly still on 11580, but inaudible there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, Sat Jan 14 at 2204, European Music Radio, 40th anniversary special is airing as publicized on WBCQ, on an hour early today. Good at S9+10 to start on the R75. Seems to be nothing but rock! When I think of ``European Music`` it`s the great classical composers, shux. Recheck on the BSR-1 caradio at 2244, break to acknowledge listeners in Venezuela, Alan Roe, Lou Johnson, Bavaria. Is this live? I would not think so. No BBC QRM audible now, but weakening and fading. Sign-off by 2259 presumably by Tom Taylor, but in a fade, name sounded like Ted something (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Sat Jan 14 at *1859, WTWW-2 cuts on air with pop music in progress. I was getting worried whether the organ show would be another no-show. Distorted canned ID, ``Wichita Lineman``. 1903 ID again and late start to `Theater Organ of the Ozarx`. Pity the modulation distortion, plus hum to mar the music. Also with parasitic spurs about 9917 and 9943. Organist Bob Heil thinx it`s nighttime, and I don`t think he means in Europe. Also ends 3 minutes late at 1933, ID and into `Amateur Radio Newsline`. Toward the end I also checked the webcast, not so distorted:
but one could tell that some of the original recordings were not studio quality; in fact with audience noises in the background as if in a cafÃ.

5085, UT Sun Jan 15 at 0209, WTWW-2 in TOOTO again, S9+30 with talk in the background, also with spurs circa 5072, 5097. Ends at 0234 with a bit of applause, ID and again into Amateur Radio Newsline #2046.

5830, Jan 15 at 0208, WTWW-1 still not on here, nor audible on 9475, but there is a blob of algo circa 9473 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1566, Jan 14 at 1345, I tune in too late for the beam switch from HLAZ, FEBC Jeju, Korea South, but still get a hefty JBA carrier looping NW, and even detectable still at 1357. It must have been even stronger before 1345. I bet my neighbor Richard N Allen near Perry OK had it much better? ``There was a sudden, but brief, barely audible trace on 1566 at local sunrise (1341),`` he reports to IRCA for January 14. A complete 9-kHz bandscan after 1345 found nothing else, not even 1098 Marshalls which RNA had best yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0638 UT January 15


Glenn Hauser logs January 13-14, 2017  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 14 2017

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, Jan 13 at 1338, no bigsig from RA as usual, and at first feared it off, but still there at very poor level, suffering from 9570 CRI/Cuba splash. MUF must be depressed, and no signals making it on 12085, 12065 (while 12050 WEWN is even JBA). By 1407, 9580 music has improved to S9-S5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9674.895 approx., Jan 13 at 2237, JBA talk probably in Portuguese, from R. CanÃÃo Nova, Cachoeira Paulista SP, recently reactivated and so missed any listing in the WRTH 2017 even as double-daggered for inactive or single-daggered for irregular (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 9230, Jan 13 at 1342, JBA carrier. Aoki shows this is a *jammed Sound of Hope frequency from Taiwan. Others in the vicinity at various lengthy possible hours are 9100, 9155, 9180, 9200, 9255, 9280 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Jan 13 at 2304, RHC news sounder and Portuguese, S9+20 but quite undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7355, Jan 13 at 1338, RNZI in clear today, no CCI from KNLS, which must have radiated elsewhere, or propped out.

[and non] 17675, Jan 13 at 2305, RNZI is VP at S3 = QRN level, on its summer-only early-afternoon frequency, now scheduled at 2259-0258 daily in AM only, preceded and succeeded by 15720. For comparison, 17840 Australia is slightly stronger, S5-S4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5403.5-USB, Jan 13 at 2253, QSO from one ham with rough modulation on a ``60m`` discrete frequency, about freezing rain, complaining about how his university employer says people should report to work, but not if the weather is too bad, so which is it? CYA. Call sounds like WB9BZZ, but the B`s could have been D`s lacking any fonetix, and no combination works in ARRL lookup. His contact, however, W0DMT leads to RUSHING, KEITH L, W0DMT, GRANDVIEW, MO 64030. The 9er should be over in Illinois or Wisconsin.

5371.5-USB, Jan 13 at 2257, another ``60m`` QSO is here, but not pursued, and no phone axion on any of the other discrete channels (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1860 monitoring: not confirmed UT Saturday January 14 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, no signal (7490 is fair, 5130 not on yet). Maybe on but not propagating. Next:
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 5850 // 6855 // 7730, Friday January 13 at 0727 check, WRMI with World Music on all three of them, rather than Media Network Plus, which continues to appear UT Thursday at 07-08, not Friday as on schedule. It also shows 06-07 UT on 5850 and 7730 at least with blank spaces except for Friday 0600-0630.

6855, Fri Jan 13 at 2229, WRMI wrapping up `Frecuencia al DÃa`, and found // weaker 5950 and stronger 11580, in extended variety programming block. 2230 all go to World Music for a semihour; after ``WNYW``-style ID at 2259, 11580 splits off for a new `Viva Miami`, Jeff y ThaÃs White in Spanish discussing their pre-Xmas trip to Portugal; while 6855 and 5950 continue more World Music, including appropriately, the fado in rotation.

9955, Fri Jan 13 at 2230 with wall-of-noise jamming, presumably still against WRMI`s Radio Libertad prepeat which is not revealed on the schedule, but the Commies certainly know about it. At 2300 something in English vs slightly less jamming, which would be Media Network Plus as scheduled.

7780, Jan 13 at 2243, WRMI is on with Overcomer. The sked grid as of January 9 now shows it`s XMTR 9, 22-12 UT at 151 degrees, while 15770, which used to be the same transmitter at 12-22, is now XMTR 3, 44 degrees, at 12-22, all TOM except variety programming at 21-22.

As of UT Jan 14, here`s in text form what the graphic transmission skedgrid shows for 6855, and comparing it to same Systems on other frequencies, which should be // during each block:

0000-0030 H AWR = 5950
0030-0100 F Slovakia = 11580, 5850
0100-0200 D variety = 11580
0200-0230 D Ukraine = 11580
0230-0300 H Prague = 11580
0300-0400 L Taiwan Spanish = 5985
0400-0430 K Japan Spanish = 5985
0430-0500 F variety = 5985
0500-0600 B variety = 9955
0600-0700 B variety [really mostly music // 5850 7730]
0700-0800 D variety = 5850 7730
0800-1000 B [?? no // shown but maybe still = 5850 7730?]
1000-1100 F variety = 5850
1100-1200 H AWR = 5950
1200-1500 B variety = 9955
1500-2000 B [??, as 9955 is back to TOM, but not 6855?]
2000-2100 D variety = 11580
2100-2200 D variety = 15770
2200-2300 D variety = 11580, 5950
2300-2330 H AWR = 5850
2330-2400 H Prague = 5850

If anyone note anything different or can fill in any unknown parts on 6855, please let us know (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1620, Jan 13 at 2302 UT, ``News-talk 1620, now on FM 92.3`` non-ID, also mentions Fox. The only such format around here on 1620 is WTAW College Station TX. But NRC AM Log shows no FM // for it. So how about WNRP Pensacola FL (CoL Gulf Breeze)? No FM for it either in Log. Yes, WTFDA FM Database, which now allows searching on // column, quickly clinches it:

``W222BR // WNRP-1620 92.3 PENSACOLA FL 0.25 kW 30-25-59 87-13-09 NEWSRADIO 1620 TALK/SPORTS CP from Pollard, AL`` --- While the closest 92.3 to WTAW is a translator for KRZI-1660 Waco with ESPN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

A little ice buildup in Enid by 0130 UT Jan 14, supposed to build up to .85 inch, likely causing power outages Saturday or Sunday.

This report dispatched at 0141 UT January 14


Glenn Hauser logs January 12-13, 2017  View Printable Version 
Friday, January 13 2017

** ALASKA [and non]. 7355, Jan 12 at 1303, RNZI news in English and 1306 about a Bougainville separatist group, first mixed with religious music making 4 Hz SAH, and 1306 talk in Chinese. About equal levels adding up to S9 to S9+10. I`m not the first to notice this clash, which seriously appears to be by KNLS, which is supposed to stop 7355 at 1300*, just in time for *RNZI. It does have Chinese scheduled at 1300 on both transmitters, 9655 designated Channel 61, and 9680 as Channel 6 on this undated schedule:
Meanwhile, 7355 is designated channel 51 --- what`s this channel business? Meaningless to anylistener, probably in-house terminology, and mixing up 51 with 61 might account for punching in the wrong frequency for the 1300 broadcast!

The KNLS Chinese page,
however, claims the 1300 broadcast is on 9655 and 9920, which appear to have been the A-15 frequencies. By 1404 recheck, RNZI is clear on 7355 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Jan 12 at 0040 check, University Network is still silent. Ditto day frequency 11775 Jan 12 at 1522, 1849 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [and non]. 540, Jan 12 at 1320 UT, discussion of drought and floods due to climate change in Saskatchewan, from CBK in well, or XETX La Ranchera de PaquimÃ, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, frequent canned IDs, mutually nullable without anything from the country in between (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 680, Jan 12 at 1324 UT, treacherous traffic report about Winnipeg area from CJOB, Chevrolet dealer sponsor. Good for a while rather than St Joe or San Antonio, just after hearing 540 CBK and before hearing 750 CKJH; see separate logs. CJOB is 50/50 kW U4, both day and night patterns going N/NNE, little or nothing to the south, yeah, sure (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 750, Jan 12 at 1330 UT, nulling KOAL UT, I get another station in English, obviously Canadian referring to km, highway 345(?), provincial news, Battleford, Prince Albert, high temperature minus 26, yourtownnews.ca which in turn is connected to CK750, as CKJH in Melfort, Sask. is branded, linking to http://www.ck750/com and plug a pizza party. One YL seems to be doing all the announcing, news and commercials. Need USB tuning to avoid 740 KRMG splash. CKJH day pattern is ND; night pattern mostly to the north (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 3330-CUSB, Jan 12 at 0710, CHU timesignals confirmed, but inaudible on 7850 --- has been having some transmitter interruptions, but in the nightmiddle, 7850 could still be on and not propagating.

7850-CUSB, Jan 12 at 1309, now 7850 is in at S9+, but nothing audible on their third frequency, 14670-CUSB, which like 7850 at night, could still be on but not propagating even in the daytime. 3330 is also still audible at S4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 9100, Jan 12 at 1407, JBA carrier with flutter. Presumably Echo of Hope on new frequency since Jan 1 per Aoki, heard by Ron Howard yesterday // 4885 around 1400 altho initial schedule was 1755-2400 only; also watch out for Sound of Hope, Taiwan and/or ChiCom jamming which may also appear on 9100. I`ll have to start/end my 9 MHz bandscans on 9100 now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1570, Jan 12 at 1347, XERF plug for `Antena Radio Segunda EdiciÃn`, which I guess is later in the day, noon? en 107.9 y 1220, from IMER, referring to the XEB DF MW frequency and maybe that`s now its own FM, also on ``estaciones en el interior de la repÃblica``, (Ciudad AcuÃa seeming like that from the metropolis? Even tho it`s right on the border, with the DF much more ``interior``).

Good signal now but hardly a border blaster any more, and USA is no help allowing lots of low-power CCI. Still claims and listed as 100 kW, but Jerry Kiefer, ex-KBXD, tells me: ``HI Glenn, Mike Van Hooser in Dallas showed me a Mexican government web page where they were listed as 30 kW/Radio Poderosa. Evidently been that way for a few years`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7355 QRM: see ALASKA [and non]

** THAILAND. 9390, Jan 12 at 1409, HSK9 with English broadcast, poor S3-S5, 1415 music. Needs LSB tuning to avoid WRMI 9395. As I`ve said time and again, the 1230 and/or 1400 English broadcasts would be much better for North America than the inaudible evening ones, if the RTG would aim a clear frequency our way, or better yet, insist on using Greenville in exchange for IBB continuing to use Udorn (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1859 monitoring: confirmed UT Thursday January 12 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, poor.

WORLD OF RADIO 1860 monitoring: confirmed first SW airing, Thursday January 12 at 1230 on WRMI 9955, very poor S2, and yes, now on // 6855, which is S9! But by 1255 recheck the reception is reversed, 6855 faded down to S4-S6, and 9955 up to S9 to +10 (and no jamming).

Seeking Okeechobee sunrise at gaisma.com, not among the scores of Florida towns included, nor any close ones around the Lake, but the nearest I can find is Yeehaw Junxion, just north of Okeechobee, when the sunrise today was 1216 UT, so within half an hour, 6 MHz was dropping out and 9 MHz building up.

However, busy with other things, I miss checking the Thu 2130 on 11580, and the UT Fri 0030 on 9330. If anyone can confirm hearing either, or hearing the frequency but not the program, please let me know. Next:
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 6855, Jan 12 at 0030, English relay // much stronger 5850, R. Slovakia International as now on WRMI schedule, also allegedly // 11580 but too weak to tell (as is 9955 at this hour).

6855 // 5850 // 7730, Thu Jan 12 at 0705, WRMI with interview in English about Marshall Islands, soon Keith Perron introducing something from RNZ, so this is still a PCJ Radio International Hour on Thursday, despite the WRMI sked grid at http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs showing it on UT Fridays! On 5850 & 7730.

6855, UT Fri Jan 13 at 0120 guy talking about how there was no such people as Palestinians before 1947, while the Jews in Israel go way back further than that (so on with settlements, push `em out). Circa 0150 recheck, `Your Weekend Show` mentioned in passing, which is scheduled this hour on 11580, now duplicated on this audible and propagable frequency. It`s from the so-called TruNews network which already occupies 9395 fulltime, but I don`t know if also on there at this hour. Anyhow, Thursday evening is hardly weekend unless you`re, Allah-forbid, Moslem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Jan 12 at 1903, dead air from WTWW-2; I stick with it and finally comes to life at 1907 re-opening `Dave Ramsey` show. So they leave the news hole holey --- an improvement over three hours of dead air, or worse, dead air except for commercials, both of which have happened (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, Jan 12 at 1328 UT, `America`s Morning News` show going into commercial break, loops NW/SE, ad for attending NASCAR in Vegas, fading and separable from Canadian [q.v.], back in at 1335 UT. I think this must be KOAL Price UT, 10/6.8 kW U2, likely on ND day pattern since at night it`s cardioid nulling east. And KOAL is news/talk with lots of networks, but NRC AM Log does not show it as a TRN affiliate; AMN website does not provide any affiliate list:

Not daytimer KMMJ NE this early, nor KSEO Durant OK, another daytimer I have never heard from across this state. But soon, WNDZ Indiana (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, Jan 12 at 1353 UT, Ukrainian with heavy American accent, mention www.oldtownschool.org which is a folk music school in Chicago, so certainly WNDZ Portage IN. I had already heard Utah and Saskatchewan on 750, much further west. Maybe some CCI in Spanish now, El Paso or Grand Island (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, Jan 12 at 1429 UT, after Howard Kurtz, Fox mention, ``Newstalk 750`` ID and calls sounded like KGNU, but only fit is KBNN Lebanon MO, 5 kW daytimer, after hearing other 750s: KOAL, CKJH, WNDZ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1200, Jan 12 at 1343 UT, romantic Spanish music from NE/SW overcoming WOAI, 1358 UT Chicago ad, ``UnivisiÃn AmÃrica, 1,200, una emisora Uforia, WRTO, y ####, Evanston``, back to music. Not sure what the unlisted co-station is, maybe FM. Anyhow, they have not yet flipped to sports network as had been reported:

``This from DX-midAMerica: IL, Chicago, WRTO, 1200, will flip to the new Spanish sports network UnivisiÃn Deportes Radio in the new year (20 kW days, 4.5 kW night - BD) Best wishes (Barry :-), Carlisle UK, Davies, mwcircle yg via DXLD)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1260, Jan 12 at 1359 UT, norteÃa music past hourtop, 1402 fade for ID, maybe ``La Tremenda``. None such; I`ll have to settle for likely La Reina, which is KDLF Boone IA, 5000/33 watts for Des Moines market (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2520, Jan 12 at 1312, talk at S9, but still unreadable, much stronger than harmonic on 2960, while 2520 is presumably 1260 x 2 from WOCO Oconto WI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2960, Jan 12 at 0722 UT, S4 signal with trace of music, presumed the currently active harmonic of 1480, WERM, Mobile AL.

2960, Jan 12 at 1310, still VP carrier at S4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search January 12, UT:
Nothing on low or mid-band, but just:
1098-W at 1317, presumably V7AB Marshall Islands carrier still on
1566-NW at 1320, stronger carrier, presumably HLAZ, FEBC Jeju Island, Korea South (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2749-USB, Jan 12 at 0719 UT, fragments sound like man in French on the Canadian Coast Guard frequency, but the website shows no broadcasts until 0740 from the Nova Scotia-area stations. Is it also used for 2-way communications? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0505 UT January 13

[Note: we are expecting an ice storm the next two days, in case you don`t hear from me for a while --- gh]


Glenn Hauser logs January 9-10-11, 2017  View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 12 2017

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Jan 10 at 2113, the PMS/DGS station is still AWOL. Has been off since at least January 8. 6090 also off at night; see UNIDENTIFIED (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1860, DX LISTENING DIGESET)

** CUBA. 15140, Wed Jan 11 around 2030, RHC English is here with mailbag, and on 15370 Arabic, as both are scheduled. Checking because on Jan 10 at 2005, JRX in Brasil found English on 15370 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA. 7236.79v, Jan 10 at 1512, JBA carrier by long path from R. Ethiopia. Keeps varying as I try to measure it, so will dispense with the third decimal place (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR [and non]. 17640, Jan 9 at 1821, MWV APR is good at S9+20. Equally good signals from 17655 VOA GB Portuguese, 17775 KVOH LA Spanish.

17640, Jan 11 at 2013, the MWV repeat English hour still with fair signal, and modulation is always good, making easy listening, if one cares to put up with proselytizing from this faraway station, on the SWBC island closest to our antipodes. By this time there is hardly anything else listenable on 16m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.920, Jan 10 at 0739, VON with usual good signal, not in French, but now in African language, Fulfulde listed for 0730-0800; talking about Boko Haram and Maiduguri (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. UNIDENTIFIED. 6925.0-AM, Jan 10 at 2124, very poor pirate signal with music, S8 vs noise level of S7, but better than 6855 WRMI, and apparently off by 2126. No logs of it on Free Radio CafÃ, nor on HF Underground, but Chris Smolinski heard an unID signing on 6925, Jan 8 at 2043 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 15300, after hearing [Station YHWH] here once around 2100, further chex have not found it, such as Jan 10 at 2100; nor Jan 11 at 2043. He could well be trying other higher-band frequencies in daytime, like two+ years ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1860, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1859 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue Jan 10 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v+CUSB, very poor. Also same time on WRMI 7730, very good. Confirmed Tue Jan 10 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, fair S9+10. Confirmed Tue Jan 10 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, fair with lite jamming (but not // now on 6855, other programming). Not confirmed UT Wed Jan 11 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330, no signal (but propagation is really poor with 9265 WINB JBA carrier, even 9395 WRMI JBA carrier, and no 9955, and 6855 VP carrier). Also confirmed Wed Jan 11 at 1415.5 on WRMI 9955 with poor signal, and now // 6855 very poor. Also confirmed Wed Jan 11 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490, fair.

WORLD OF RADIO 1860 ready for first airings January 12:
Thu 1230 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Thu 2130 WRMI 11580 to NE
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

Also allegedly at random times on WBCQ 5130v-AM during Radio Jennifer service expanded hours, altho not noted lately. Updated full WOR sked:

** U S A. 7780, Jan 10 at 0030, after many weeks, WRMI is finally reactivated on this frequency, poor with BS, and nothing but BS all-night, presumably, still at 0737 check when it`s much weaker than // 7570 and non-// 7730 with `World Music`. 7780 still active Jan 11 at 0555 with BS // 7570.

6855 // 5850 // 7730, Tue Jan 10 at 0744, all three WRMIs playing ``Zorba the Greek``, part of the `World Music`` rotation. Likewise all three // with `World Music` at 0714 Wed Jan 11. Skedgrid shows 0600-0800 on 5850 & 7730 with blanks for most of 06-07, variety 07-08 (and 5850 with another two hours of unknown System D content at 08-10, while 6855 is System D at 06-07; but 6855 as System B at 05-07 & 08-10, i.e. like 9955, but is it BS or not, any more, at those hours??)

9955, Jan 10 at 2100, WRMI with TOM // 11825. For some weeks the 21-22 hour on 9955 had instead been filled with `World Music`. What`s on 6855 now? Too weak JBA carrier to tell.

11580, Tue Jan 10 at 2130, WRMI with `Frecuencia al DÃa`, one of its multiple airings, this one ex-13695 (while WOR is still on 15770).

6855, Tue Jan 10 at 2300, WRMI now with the AWR Spanish program from and to Cuba, originally on // 5950 only. Meanwhile, WOR is on 9955.

6855, Wed Jan 11 at 1207, DX program in Spanish about RNE, // weaker 9955, where Antena DX is scheduled. So I am confident 6855 will also be // 9955 during the World of Radio broadcasts Thu at 1230 & Tue at 1200.

11580, Wed Jan 11 at 2014 tune-in, `WNYW` style WRMI ID plays, 2015 music presumably `World Music`. The sked grid shows for 20-21 UT, only on Wed a blank hour, but something else must have run from 2000 to 2014, like `Viva Miami`, for a quarter-hour ID to fire.

Skedgrid now shows 11580 with System D additionally at 2200-2400, but no details yet. That means non-BS variety of programming. Wed Jan 11 at 2200 it sounded like one of those European relays in English, this hour also // 6855.

As of Jan 12, the WRMI transmission grid (but not the program grid) confirms much of our 6855 monitoring observations (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1860, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9275+, Jan 9 at 1924, WMLK is on with DEJOM. Also Jan 10 at 2120, DEJOM at S9+10, obviously off-frequency+plus, making het with BFO on 1 kHz step tuning, so I downpin it to 9275.048. Seems nominal sked is until 2200 but sometimes off earlier. Also heard on 9275+ Jan 11 at 2013, fair signal but undermodulated DEJOM = deceased Elder Jacob O Meyer, WMLK founder, and hardly any non-deceased voice is ever broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 7250, Tue Jan 10 at 0742, sounds like VOA news, American accent about Sen. Sessions --- NO, it`s Vatican Radio since next item is about Pope Francis. NO English scheduled here now, instead only on 15595 at 0730-0745 except Sundays. Further checking sked, 7250 has Arabic to NW Europe(!) at 0745-0805 daily except Sunday, so another example of slipshod operation at SMG, turning on transmitter early with wrong program (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 11735, Jan 10 at 2055, Ungujan music from ZBC until cutoff at 2100.4* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6090-v, Jan 11 at 0717, in the absence of Anguilla, two JBA carriers beating slightly on the low side. One of them is constantly varying about 6 Hz from the other, so I don`t get a steady tone with BFO. Ethiopia is supposedly in a break from 06 to 09 (and too far into the dayside), leaving R. Bandeirantes, Brasil, and R. Kaduna, Nigeria if active? Aoki shows no Chinese or other Asians now, and never mind the imaginary Chilean (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

[A large report for UT January 12 is yet to be compiled]

This report despatched at 1847 UT January 12


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Tuesday, January 10 2017

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WORLD OF RADIO 1859 CONTENTS: *DX and station news about:
Afghanistan, Albania, Andaman Islands, Antarctica non, Bolivia,
Bougainville, Brazil, China, Cuba, Eritrea and non, Ethiopia, France,
Germany, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kurdistan non, Myanmar, PerÃ,
Seychelles non, Solomon Islands, Spain, Tinian, Turkey, UK, USA,

SHORTWAVE AIRINGS of WORLD OF RADIO 1859, January 5-12, 2017
Thu 1230 WRMI 9955 6855?
Thu 2130 WRMI 11580 [confirmed, ex-13695]
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 1531 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v-AM Area 51 [confirmed from 0402]
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 [confirmed]
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 6855?
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Wed 1000 WRMI 5850 [NEW]
Wed 1415 WRMI 9955 6855
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB

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