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Glenn Hauser log roundup March 21-27, 2024  View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 28 2024

Hauser


Please note and spread the word - for those not on a list where my almost-daily all-band but mainly SW log reports appear -- or for those who are but find this a more convenient archive, weekly merged roundups of all these reports in their original form are posted early every UT Thursday via:

http://www.worldofradio.com/Hauserlogs.html

The latest one direct:
https://www.w4uvh.net/ghlogs_2024_0321_0327.txt

73, Glenn Hauser
_______________________________________________ Hauser mailing list Hauser@montreal.kotalampi.com http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/hauser

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 27, 2024  View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 28 2024

Hauser
WORLD OF RADIO PODCAST ON YOUTUBE, replacing Google Podcast

Thanks to Keith Weston for arranging this: ``Hi Glenn, It looks like
the new "podcast" feed via YouTube is now fully active and reliable.
https://www.youtube.com/@WorldofRadio

Official details of what this is and why it is happening at :
https://support.google.com/podcast-publishers/thread/264592324

Basically, the iTunes-like Google Podcast service will cease to
function on 2 April 24. Anyone who uses the Google Podcast app (or a
play their podcasts via Google Smart speaker) will need to start using
YouTube or YouTube Music apps paired with their devices. It's a real
pain and I hate this decision, but that's the Googleverse we live in
now. Setting the new stuff up for smart speakers is a little tricky,
but your followers are smart cookies and I wager they'll figure it
out.

Best, -- Keith Weston``
http://keithweston.com
http://www.facebook.com/keithweston
All podcasts linked at http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html

** CUBA. 15140, March 27 at 1535, RHC Spanish, S9+10 direct, ending
sports report at 1538, with squeal, perhaps related to spurblob? about
15143.6, and weaker at 2x above, 15147.2; but not clear matches on
minus side. // 11760 also on but weaker S5/S7. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI. 5995, March 27 at 0645, noise blob again instead of regular
modulation from ORTM; back and forth from one night to the next. Or
could it be jamming? Following a military coup in 2020, elexions
scheduled for Feb `24 were postponed, per VOA news (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11935, March 26 at 2335, horrible roar still on,
S7/S9 into Maryland SDR. March 27 at 1543, JBA direct. At 1613,
S9+10/22 into Kuwait SDR; at 1842, S9. 2220, S9 direct. UTwente
unreachable. 2238, S8/S9 into Kuwait. Still at 2345 into UTwente. As
for sites, Ed The Navydude in Riyadh says, ``Jeddah is not active.
Neither is Ha'il. Only Riyadh is active albeit barely. They're hoping
to get new transmitters if they end up continuing shortwave`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Wed Mar 27 at 2300, token English from SNR, VG
S9+40/45, today to be about Semana Santa activities, such as parades,
but lots of precip, some may be rained out. In recounting the
significance of the nigh dates about JC, which wander all over the
spring calendar, they never say ``allegedly`` - this is journalism?
2307 repeating the basic A24 SW sked, and yes, 17855 not 17885 for us.
Then quite a stretch explaining how one group which dresses in sheets
has nothing to do with the KKK, as American tourists are shocked. 2319
on to food. 2324 `Halleluyah Chorus`, 2327 report from Beirut about
some other easterish festival (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, continued from last report, March 27 at
0000, into UTwente, VOT`s 2300 English has not gone off, still on with
timesignal and extraneous German, and continues for some time, unknown
exactly when turned off, but by 0030 nothing but Chinese from EAST
TURKISTAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [non]. 5960, March at 2300, no show of VOT English into
Maryland SDR, nor 2345 later in the hour, but *2311 XJRTV EAST
TURKISTAN in Chinese. Not on 9610 either, rather CNR in Mongolian.
Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K Q O G B A N I. 24970 USB, March 27 at 1530, G0VQO is one of two
phone signals on 12m band. QRZ.com: ``G0VQO England flag England, Nick
Haynes, 139 Hull Road, Anlaby, Hull HU10 6ST, England -- I no longer
send QSL cards Sorry. Hi I have been licenced since 1995 and still
enjoy radio, my favourite bands are 12m and 20m, I am active on all
the bands`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 8992 USB, March 27 at 1546, occasional syllables between
long pauses, presumably a failed EAM from Andrews or somebase, not
modulating properly. I usually start my 9-MHz-bandscans here; or if
circa 2230 on 8989 for the pescador predicador circa Nicaragua
uncaught for longtime (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2235 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday
March 26 at 2335 the 2330 on WRMI 9395, S9+5/20 into Maryland SDR.

NOT confirmed March 27 at 1425 the 1400 on WRMI 9955, as it is OFF the
air; too late to check webcast. 9395 is audible poorly and maybe
9455.

Confirmed Wednesday March 27 at 2030 on SW Radio, Germany, 3975,
S9/+15 into western Ireland SDR as UTwente temporarily unavailable.
>From next week: 1930 on 6160 & 3975.

NOT confirmed March 27 at 2100 on WBCQ because 7490- is also OFF the
air, no signal into NH, ME, MD remotes. But confirmed on webcast. The
others are detectable: 5130+, 6160-, 9330.0. 7490 still AWOL past
2220, why? Next:

0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1730 UT Thursday SW Radio, Germany 3975

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated, by MO or
check in US funds on a US bank to: Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK
73702. Many thanks this week for a generous quarterly check
celebrating Equinox and Solstice, from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC.

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to:
woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 12160, March 27 at 1544, WWCR with chocolate commercial,
S9+35 with squeal (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13563+ CW, March 27 at 2213, dash and RQ sent thrice,
JBA but fades up a bit and certain of the call. Noise blanker on the
R75 essential as OG&E has not fixed the line noise yet. NOT listed at
the LWCA HIFER roster nor any reports in HFUnderground. New? Where?
Not PCO as expected around this frequency, recently relogged (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2357 UT March 27

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 26, 2024  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, March 27 2024

Hauser
** BRAZIL. Stephen Luce, Houston TX, replies to my previous report:
``Glenn, checking the Brasília Kiwi SDR around 0330 UT March 26 I’m
hearing R. Voz Missionária on both 5940 and 11750 with good signal
levels, but nothing on 9665``

Precise frequencies would be helpful. At 1723 I check the ``Brasila``
SDR: only S3 on 5940.110; S5/S6 on 9664.998; S5/S7 on 11750.132, all
// with screaming gospel huxter. Closely calibrated: on same, WWVH
15000 JBA ranging -1 to +3 Hz, no doubt instability of rx or prop, not
WWVH (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 15140, March 26 at 1940, RHC English VP with
squeal, S3 into Maryland SDR, waterfall showing squeals about 15137.3
and lesser at 15142.7. USB tuning might have helped except there is
much stronger S7/S9+5 Chinese traditional music on 15145, Firedragon
jamming? nothing listed there by Aoki & EiBi between 0800 and 0630,
nor trace of target. As expected, cuts off at 2000* sharp, never
announcement nor timesignal. 15140 better by 2030, RHC going from
French to Portuguese. Still with squeals, not only +/- 2.6 kHz, but
weaker ones about 5.2 around 15134.8 and 15145.2.

I`m checking 15140 because David Crawford, FL, just told me: ``The
Bauta Squealer is in full bloom today (1805Z) --- The RHC carrier freq
is the usual 15140. The diagonal voids are ionospheric fades sweeping
across the freqs. The good high-power Bauta tx is on HM01 duty today.
-- David E. Crawford, Indian River City, Florida`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA [and non]. UTwente at 1620 March 26 is getting Arabic
on 11935 - the frequency which had been that horrible noise, believed
to be Sa`udi with the Rep of Yemen Radio. Is that it? EiBi also shows
Farda - Farsi until 1630 via Germany. Some other music underneath.
Vatican to start Arabic at 1630 on 11935. Glenn. Thread continues on
WOR iog:

``By 11935 kHz you mean what signal blob without carrier I had
ignored, believing it was a spur from some defective transmitter
operating elsewhere? Yes, something else, sounding like Arabic, too,
can now be heard in the background of the Vatican signal that provides
a carrier. So that could of course be a second Saudi shortwave
transmitter that is still active. Kai`` Ludwig, Germany, at 1638.

Yes, as I reported a number of times, the 11935 blob was the same as
previously on 11915, 11820, 11860 - where originally Rep of Yemen
relay was. Hardly to be ignored. Vatican Arabic did come on at 1629.5,
taking over UTwente. Vatican finished by 1730. At 1732, 11935 with
Qur`an in the clear. But is it Riyadh, and which program, Yemen`s or
not? Apparently SA has finally fixed that transmitter or changed to a
good one. Not // 11745 in Arabic.

Recheck UTwente at 1756, 11935, no signal but *1756 cuts on
immediately to the horrible buzzroar: it lives! past 1800+. So
something else on 11935 earlier, no roar. A few minutes qne hours
later, no signal direct on 11935, just not propagating, but still loud
to UTwente past 2038, 2243. Glenn

Kai Ludwig replies at 1858: ``I made the mistake to tune away from
11935 after 20 seconds or so. Could it be made out if The Buzz came up
with the same muezzin, i.e. the same programme feed? The question is
of course whether it is the same Saudi transmission, being handed over
to another transmitter.

Attached the last seconds of the good 11935 transmission until cutting
off at 1755. It had no faults, the described carrierless blob before
1700 was again something else.

Also attached a snippet of 11745 at 1800 top of the hour. Breaking up
audio as transmitted. The reference to Riyadh should be clear enough,
but no "Al-Azm" whatsoever, not in the whole period between 1756 and
1810 unless I overheard it. Instead some mentions of Al
Arabiya, for what it's worth, if anything.

And now I wonder if 11935 The Buzz is our good old friend from years
ago who, if I remember correct, at times splattered over hundreds of
kilohertz. If so it would mean that the Riyadh shortwave plant is
still alive. Kai``

*sic, confusing English: Even when referring to sound rather than
sight, the word is ``overlooked``. ``Overheard`` does not have a
parallel meaning, rather, hearing something by chance or when not
supposed to.

Further replies: ``Didn’t the Saudi Broadcasting Authority (ex-BSKSA)
install a number of new SW transmitters a few years back? I seem to
recall a number of discussions about that on various SW forums. Seems
odd that they would give up on the platform, unless they’ve determined
the audience has gone elsewhere. Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas``

``4 x new SW txs erected in Jeddah new antenna site a decade ago.
11935v, Saudi Riyadh faulty 9th TXitter unit, break / sudden
close-down at 1330 UT, S=9+40dB powerhouse signal in Doha Qatar
Perseus SDR unit, March 26. But another Saudi SW txion in 25
meterband:

11745.008, Saudi Arab forces radio Al-Azm Radio from Jeddah site at
1332, S=9+25dB strength backlobe in Qatar SDR. Noted Arab Classical
singer program, like nice Egyptian classical from R Cairo in the
60ties. [selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz] (wb
df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 26)``

``Known for sure is the installation of four transmitters at Jeddah.
https://contelec.com/case-history-shortwave

I don't remember any real information about Riyadh. The 70s vintage
transmitters could still be in operation there, considering the
resurfacing of that long known fault.

But first I would focus on identifying the programming that goes out
on the (just two, it seems) remaining outlets now. Kai``

``Saudi had three transmitter sites and now down to only one, which is
Riyadh. They plan to dismantle that and either move to a new site or
discontinue shortwave. This has not yet been decided. It's Ramadan
here so things are in a slight state of flux. Will know more after the
Eid holiday (after April 15). 73, Ed 7Z1ES, Riyadh`` (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, March 26 from 2250, UTwente squelched
awaiting VOT to come on - can squelch level be adjusted? Keeps cutting
on and off with noise. Meanwhile, 9610 nice music presumably CNR
Mongolian, not VOT overrun in Italian, which has happened before.
*2300 abruptly on 5960: NOT VOT but Chinese! from XJRTV, EAST
TURKISTAN, which often doesn`t come up until about 2311 - and still no
VOT English on either frequency. About *2310 when I`m not listening
closely, VOT cuts on amid news; 2312 music and onward. 2317 `That`s
Why` repeat on smoking causing cancer. Something`s always
erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2235 monitoring: NOT confirmed UT
Tuesday March 26 at 0330 on WRMI 7780 because it`s OFF the air: no
signal into several remotes checked. It had also been AWOL yesterday.
By 0648, however, 7780 is on but JBA direct vs OG&E noise level of
S9+25! Now the afternoon of March 26, the OG&E guy has visited and is
on the case.

Confirmed Tuesday March 26 at 1305 the 1300 on WRMI 9955, S6/S9 direct
atop Cuban Commie jamming. Next:

2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
[previous #2234][SW suspended but still streamed?]
1400 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
2030 UT Wednesday SW Radio, Germany 3975
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1730 UT Thursday SW Radio, Germany 3975

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated, by MO or
check in US funds on a US bank to: Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK
73702. Many thanks this week for a generous quarterly check
celebrating Equinox and Solstice, from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC.

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to:
woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9475, March 26 at 2253, WTWW is on with VG signal. George
McClintock says running 50 kW. Plans now are to run 20-22 UT with PPP,
22-24 with misc. programming; 00 switch to 5085 for Ancient Word
Radio, and extending to 0430 with religious music the extra half-hour
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2320 UT March 26

 

Glenn Hauser logs March +24-25-26, 2024  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, March 26 2024

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 9665v, March 26 at 0143, no signal from R. Voz Missionária,
usually quite reliable here. How about their other frequencies?
Nothing around 5940v either nor have I detected it in a longer time.
11750.16 has a JBA carrier, maybe RVM; propagation? 11780 RNA is
blasting in (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, March 25 at 0631, long-absent RHC is back on here in
Spanish, S9+25 but undermodulated with self-imposed noise unlike
elsewhere, 0633 ID. But 6000 is off. 5025 is on at S9+40/50 in Spanish
seems different, so Rebelde. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY. From SW Radio/Gold March 23: ``Hi Glenn, thanks your
message and the regular links for downloading WOR - good work as
well^^

Concerning HFCC A24 changes: YES we stay at local CET times. So you
should shift times UTC for WOR to one hour earlier.

NEW schedule for Shortwave Gold will be as follows, cause the Chinese
invasion of the 49 mBand should be gone with Sunday 31st of March:

6160 kHz: 07:00 UTC to 22:00 UTC
3975 kHz: 17:00 UTC to 00:00 UTC

6160 and 3975 will carry WOR in parallel to the current CEST/CET
times, when overlapping.

We are currently working on 'filling' the extended evening airtime
with programming concerning 6160 kHz after 15:00 UTC and 3975
kHz after 22:00 UTC. I am sure you will have some more slots for
WOR.

I will inform you about the exact times in a couple of days' time.

BTW, concerning the difference between SW Gold and SW Radio.
"Shortwave Gold" is the licenced broadcaster by BNetzA. Courtesy
"Shortwave Radio" puts out their shows, as well as some relays
and shows under the roof of the Shortwave Gold label.

73's Andy (Engineer @ Shortwave Radio Gold - Winsen at the river
Aller)`` (via Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960 AM, March 26 at 0145, JBA music, OPOB. These
say it`s WWWW, also in DRM, USB at times. DRM? Really, from a pirate?
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,127617.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Mon Mar 25, token English from SNR, usual VG signal
into Maryland SDR, 2309 about the EU A-I Act; but then I`m listening
to Turkey instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. Finally available, easily reached via the WOR Hitlist, the
Fri Mar 22 ``March 23`` English podcast, so I can transcribe exactly
what was said as the first news item, good news for SW, tho cloaked in
gobbledygook:

``We broadcast on shortwave, and on Thursday the president of Spanish
National Television and Radio defended our shortwave station in
parliament; regarding the message that the corporation is adopting to
guarantee the continuity and the future of Radio Exterior`s shortwave
broadcasts, the president announced that the purchasing of a new
transmitter, the first of five, is already underway [snippet of
original Spanish: ...concreto, ya está en marcha el proceso de compra
del primero de los nuevo cinco transmisores requeridos para una óptima
prestación del servicio...]. These transmitters will be installed in
the center in Noblejas, Toledo, one of the biggest antenna fields in
Europe. The corporation is also working with the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs to draft a collaboration agreement that will contemplate the
role and relevance of the shortwave service provided by Radio Exterior
de España [``...la onda corta, como Vd. se ha dicho muy bien, se ha
convertido en una alternativa al bloqueo de internet y de otros
canales de información, como se ha podido ver en la reciente guerra en
Ucrania, ¿no?...``] The president mentioned that shortwave has become
an alternative to blocking the internet and other information channels
as has been seen in the war between Russia and Ukraine. And also, we
guarantee sharing information from Spain to America, Europe, Africa,
Asia and Oceania. She also added that the corporation hopes to have
support from the future mandate framework in order to guarantee this
service which she has no doubt is a state service [``...unreadable ...
de que se trata de un servicio de estado.``]

Why do they need five new transmitters? The old four are still
working, most of the time. BTW, altho the English broadcasts are
exactly 30 minutes, all these podcasts are slightly longer, up to
33:22 mins, meaning that we are missing something on SW; why? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960.002, Sunday March 24 at 2314 tune-in, VOT English
S9+30 into UTwente, constant undercurrent of 6CI = Chinese Communist
Chinese language co-channel interference from XJRTV, EAST TURKISTAN.
VOT with ``with-you-every-hour`` promo; 2315 `Weekly Analysis` by a
foreign policy researcher, we can never catch their names even if
Westerners, about T`s relations with Iraq, Syria, Iran, banning PKK.
2319 music. 2323 `Letterbox`, just had snow in late March, climate
change; from New Delhi, Japan, Beijing, Pakistan, Pakistan, Alokesh
Gupta of New Delhi, 2337 music, 2341 ``out of time`` for L/Box, music.
2346 ``always-by-your-side`` promo. 2350 multi-lingual ID filler reel;
2253 s/off as if for 1330; 2353.5 IS twice and off* (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960.003, Mon Mar 25 at 2304 tune-in, VOT S9+30/40 into
UTwente during news read by the badax; 2312 `Review of Turkish Press`
by same. 2314 ``with-you-every-hour`` promo; 2315 `The Energy Agenda`
- T wants to be not just a transit center but a hub [what`s the
difference?] for export of oil & natural gas into Europe; already
pipelines from Iran and Azerbaijan; with stats of sizes of reserves of
both in several countries: Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia avoiding Ukraine,
Turkmenistan, Qatar, Sa`udi Arabia; southern Cyprus mentioned last but
without info as it`s Greek. Not until 2322 do I notice the 6CI tho
probably started earlier. 2324 multi-lingual ID filler reel. 2326
`That`s Why` badax about smoking and cancer. 2331 music. 2336 TRT
World promo, music. 2339 ``always-by-your-side`` promo. 2340 music.
2344 more music vocal with drumming. 2352 s/off the 1330 broadcast
only, about 8 notes of IS before chopoff 2353*, no finesse, uncovering
XJRTV, std genocidal denunciations (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17907 USB, March 25 at 1435, busy ATC frequency of NY Radio,
continuous contacts with many flights, mostly audible weaker; juliet
3, echo 18; 13297 secondary; United 1984; Air Canada --; 2-tone
selcalls thrice; squawk code 6032; 35.2 mentioned several times. EiBi
shows NYR available 24h for Caribbean flights, Piarco, Trinidad could
also be there. First time I recall hearing anything on 17907, despite
often tuning across this band (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2235 monitoring: ``Solar Storm hits
WOR schedule. From: Richard Lemke, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, the
desk of Richard’s listening Post, Radio: JRC NRD-535 HF, antenna:
random long wires in the trees. WRMI:
March 22 2200 UT Friday 9955 kHz, SSE new for me not yet logged.
March 23 0130 UT Saturday 5850 kHz to NW heard nothing.
March 24 0000 UT Sunday 9955 to SSE heard nothing, (Lemke, Richard
-AB)``

Confirmed Sunday March 24 at 2000 on WRMI webcast only.

Also confirmed Sunday March 24 at 2100 on IRRS via AM Italia, 1322.996
kHz, S9 into UTwente across Europe.

Also confirmed Sunday March 24 at 2100 on WRN-Europe webcast.

Also confirmed Sunday March 24 at 2230.5 on SW Radio, Germany, S9/+10
into UTwente. See GERMANY for upcoming A24 changes as of March 31.

Also confirmed UT Monday March 25 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, poor into
Maryland SDR, but no noise blasts.

Also confirmed UT Monday March 25 after 0230 on WRN N America
webcast.

Also confirmed UT Monday March 25 at 0300 on WBCQ 6159.932, S7 but
noisy into Maryland SDR. Succeeded this week, missing last week.

Also confirmed Monday March 25 at 2057 the 2030 on SW Radio, Germany,
3975.002, S9+5 into UTwente. Next:

0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to SW
1300 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
[previous #2234][SW suspended but still streamed?]
1400 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
2030 UT Wednesday SW Radio, Germany 3975
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1730 UT Thursday SW Radio, Germany 3975

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated, by MO or
check in US funds on a US bank to: Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK
73702. Many thanks this week for a generous quarterly check
celebrating Equinox and Solstice, from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC.

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to:
woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7490-), Sun Mar 24 at 2200, WBCQ webcast is replaying the
``final`` `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot` of last week, March 17. UB
replies: ``Not my doing, this normally would have been Julio Cesar
Pereira's Ginga Brasil!, but he is on indefinite hiatus. Guess they
used the UBMP for filler. There will, however, be an hour-long Plain
Old Doug Show next Sunday. Doug does a nice combo of music, comedy and
poetry, sometimes in the actual voices of poets like Robert Frost``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, March 25 at 1433, no signal from WLCR WBCQ. What`s
wrong? Propagation has been disturbed but ought to be at least a trace
of it. At 1913, only S8/9, English into Missouri SDR, but zero sig
into UTwente! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5850, Mon March 25 at 0629, WRMI unusually off; leaving JBA
persistent noise. 5950 also off as well as 5010, 7570, 7780, 9955; but
these are on: 7730, 9395, 9455. Per current skedgrid, the same except
5850 & 7780 supposed to be on with TOMBS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9455, Tue March 26 at 0147, WRMI-5 is S9+20/30 of dead air;
I keep listening, enthralled by the silence of the TOMBS; 0159
suddenly comes to life with ID and right into rock/soul music without
intro. I`ll look it up on the skedgrid: at 0100-0200 it`s supposed to
be RAE Spanish relay, so if it were modulated would probably be
multi-lingual ID filler reel; and still System K bright green after
0200 -- but not accounted for anywhere on the program sked searched
below! Something`s odd at Okeechobee (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WTWW: George McClintock called with an update at 2115 UT
March 24: 9475 is on the air testing, 40-50 kW. VG signal here on the
D808 with own antenna, sounds like BB. Dropped off the air and back on
by itself while we were talking. Plans are to start #2 xmtr on 9475 at
20 UT, change to 5085 at 00; BB is gathering new programming and will
start earlier when time sold. A lot has been spent on getting #1
working. #3 for 12105 might get some Arabic programming (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0309 UT March 26

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 24, 2024  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 24 2024

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, continued from last report, LRA36 ran
a little past 2400 UT March 23, with a song, stopped at 0005* March 24
with no formal s/off/despedida perceived (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BOLIVIA [and non]. 3310, March 24 at 0202, JBA carrier, presumed R.
Mosoj Chaski, often logged by Bob Wilkner, FL. I might have better
luck if I were ever DXing around 10 UT, and rid of OG&E`s line noise.
I`m still waiting for them to fulfill a workorder to fix it. Is this
the last remaining Latin American active on 90m? Almost! Tropical
Bands Monitor shows only one other, added since last year, 3365, R.
Cultura Araraquara, Brasil (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6180-, March 24 at 0210, presumed RNA is audibly
off-frequency-minus as I tune in USB at 1-kHz steps; Wolfgang Bueschel
measured it at 6179.939 on Feb 10. And so is its neighbor as always,
XEPPM askew 6185-. This reminds me to bring this up: without axually
making a tally, it seems to me that stations are more likely to be
off-minus than off-plus, e.g. Tashkent; WBCQ always 6160- and almost
always 7490-, altho 5130++, etc. Is there some technical reason, such
as the way components age, for them to lose rather than gain Hz?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA [non]. 17650, Sunday March 24 at 1442, S Asian? music,
S6/S7, 1446 talk. Only 17865 Martí Grimesland has better signal on
band. EiBi shows Bible Voice via Nauen, GERMANY, Sundays only in DR =
Dari; also Saturdays only in English; and English also on first
Saturdays only at 1400-1430 on 17650 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Sunday March 24 at 1443, RHC Spanish at S5/S7 direct,
on the air for a change; JBA algo on 15230, RHC? EiBi & Aoki show
nothing else ever on 15230, and RHC at this hour. By 1504, confirmed
weekly Esperanto at shifted time ex-1600 UT during EST, only S6/S8
into Maryland SDR, nothing on 15230; and 11760 also Esperanto, poor
S5/S7. 1954 recheck, 15140 starting French,
presumably after some English (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 6010-6015-6020, March 24 from *0209, DRM noise, which
wasn`t there a minute earlier when I tuned across. Another TDF test
nominally 0200-0300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRAN. 6060, March 24 at 0208, S7/S9 carrier but can`t make out any
modulation. Could RHCuba be trying to revive this long dormant
frequency? Someone recently reported it a sesquihour earlier. I think
not. IRIB is running special Ramadan breakfast shows including on
6060, per EiBi, 2350-0050 in Kurdish, 0120-0220 in Turkish, presumably
instead of Arabic which had been running 6060 until 0230 from the
defunct Zahedan site (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. A whole bunch on the Saturday night pirate band, UT
Sunday March 24 at 0212-0220, none of them strong enough to enjoy the
music or whatever, but logged for the record during only 8 minutes, at
rate of almost another one every minute; and then spending a lot more
time, 25 minutes, matching them up to HFU logs:

6963.65 AM, music S9 = noise level. Certainly a distinctive frequency!
Stern Radio:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,127506.0.html

6970 USB, music, rap? Solar Federation Radio:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,127500.0.html

6950 LSB, SFX noises, S9, Outhouse Radio, with SSTVs of other?
stations:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,127505.0.html

6934.95 AM, music: Boombox Radio, ``6935``:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,127499.0.html

6924.71 AM, music S6/S7: Captain Morgan SW, ``6925`` tho one had
6924.72:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,127512.0.html

6892 approx., roaring noise on LSB & USB, no carrier, off & on, ute?

6880 USB >also LSB, no carrier, music with a beat, S9, Radio 48 via
Mix Radio International, first reported 1944 UT Mar 23, past 0200 Mar
24:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,127483.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2235 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday March 24 at 0000 on WRMI 9955, S8/9+10 into Maryland SDR;
Bonaire being tied up as often. Immediately preceded by that
buy-a-fruitcake-for-Xmas-to-support-SW promo/ad.

Also confirmed UT Sunday March 24 at 0349 about 9 minutes into so
started circa 0340 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, skipping badly via Missouri
SDR, but seems OK into Maryland buried in storm noise. Next:

2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323-Italy
2230 UT Sunday SW Radio, Germany 3975
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW [? no show last week]
0930 UT Monday SW Radio, Germany 6160
2030 UT Monday SW Radio, Germany 3975
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to SW
1300 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
[previous #2234][SW suspended but still streamed?]
1400 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
2030 UT Wednesday SW Radio, Germany 3975
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1730 UT Thursday SW Radio, Germany 3975

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** U S A. 1670 kHz, UT Sunday March 24, at 0152 UT, with a K-index of
5.67, I am hoping for some auroral conditions enhancing southsigs; but
routine MW bandscan hits 1 kHz tone restarting every 11.5 seconds, in
between, ``This is the Brewers Radio Network``. Got to be WOZN Madison
WI, sports format, and reported last August to have been really
carrying Milwaukee Brewers baseball. But their first silly ballgame
this season is not until March 28 v Mets - no wonder there is nothing
to broadcast tonight! Why not ``spring training``?
https://www.mlb.com/brewers/schedule/2024/fullseason

This also loops roughly NE/SW on the altazimuth wrist-mounted D-808.
At 0237 I check the stream, but we are deprived of tones, rather an
adstring. Claiming to be on air now is sportstalk show of Jody
McDonald starting at 9 pm CDT Sats: https://www.madcitysportszone.com/
0239 back to ``Jody Mac`` from CBS Sportsradio - Jody with a really
annoying voice sounds like a male person, but you never know. 0242 I
check 1670 direct and it`s still the tones & Brewers. This might have
been helpful for DXers afar, even if they could not copy the keyword
Brewers, nor could I at first. Maybe CBS SR is on their FM 96.7 only.
Obviously no one in charge of WOZN knows or cares what they are
mistransmitting on 1670, plugged into satellite downlink? Or web.

WOZN is our normally dominant 1670 here anyway. But at 0155 I counted
a SAH of 88/minute = 1.47 Hz; what could that be? There are only a few
other 1670s in N America. Probably WMGE in Georgia, which was 2 Hz
away, but mwoffset measurements were 25 months apart and each also has
a variable range. I have a hard time getting XEFCR in Reynosa, but
well-known for being much further off, 1670.047 as of 2024-03-14
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1958 UT March 24

 

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