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Glenn Hauser logs January 17-18, 2018  View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 18 2018

Hauser
My last report got multiplied to some recipients. On behalf of whatever gremlin be causing that, my apology.

** ALBANIA [non]. 5850, Jan 17 at 2300, WRMI with Dino Spanish ID, and R. Tirana again missing, 2300.5 into World Music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9455, Jan 17 at 0845, I happen to awaken so quick check hearing tango music and Chinese talk, both good clues that it really is RAE on its new schedule via WRMI. 9395 is in Oldies, while 7730 & 5850 are indeed off. Likely RAE Japanese also exists at 09-10 on 9455.

9395, Jan 17 at 1859, WRMI in Oldies music // 7780 and 9455. Switching back and forth on one receiver, I catch Bob on 7780 saying he`s on 9395; but at 1900, 9395 splits to othermusic, presumably the World Music loop, and still *not*, RAE in German. Poor signals on 7780 and 9395, fair on 9455.

At 1938 recheck, I can better confirm that 9395 & 9455 are not //, different musix. (And now 11530 is on with African music from R. Herwa International.) After 2000, 9395 is supposed to be RAE in Italian, but it`s still World Music, while 9455 // 7780 have proceeded to `Your Weekend Show`.

At 2042 I stay on 9395 for a while as it`s a bit stronger with the World Music medley, most of which wear well and I enjoy hearing again. But there are never any announcements identifying the songs! I wish some DXer so fond of employing Shazaam or someapp, would run it to ID by title, language and artists, the WRMI WMX tunes, one after another. I describe the next few: 2042, exuberant steel drums; 2045, African choir; 2049 Un Nuevo Amanecer, Spanish praise, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, 15300, 15440, 15510, approx., etc., Jan 17 at 1455, quick check to reconfirm the RHC-FM service, while source 15370 remains in AM only. Some monitors who don`t read my logs are now discovering these (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. Correcting a previous item which said: ``But this sked does match up at all with its B-17 under CANADA in WRTH 2018``, while I meant to say *does not* --- fixed:

11790, Jan 8 at 1514, VG signal S9+10 to S9 with flutter, sounds like Farsi. HFCC shows 15-16, MBR Nauen, 125 kW, 96 degrees, multilingual on M/W/F only. Aoki shows Bible Voice Broadcasting, Arabic on Monday, Urdu Wed & Fri. But this sked does not match up at all with its B-17 under CANADA in WRTH 2018 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Jan 17 at 2040, VOG is on today with fair signal Greek music, alternative to the WRMIs above and below (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Jan 17 at 0658, R. Verdad is still on with hymn in Spanish. Usually finished by 0610 after lengthy sign-off with anthem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17570, Jan 17 at 2006, African language at S9-S7, about same as only other signal on band, 17640 MWV/APR English. HFCC language column says it`s mos from AWR, MDC, 250 kW, 290 degrees daily at 2000-2030. Aoki is more explicit, from the other Mad site, Talata-Volononondry 1 (oops, I got carried away), in Mossi(Moore). Over to EiBi for info about this tongue: MOO Moore/MÃorÃ: Burkina Faso (5m) [mos]. The Adventists are really going after the ethnic minorities (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 18 at 0043, Turkish music on VG S9+20/10 signal, must be another bonus broadcast of VOT German hour, not supposed to be on any SW frequency, but why not just leave the English transmitter on another hour? Yes, YL in German at 0044 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1913 monitoring: missed checking Wed Jan 17 at 1030 on WRMI 9455, and Wed Jan 17 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490v; did anyone hear either? Not confirmed after 0030 UT Thu Jan 18 on 9330v-CUSB, WBCQ inaudible, not on air and/or not propagating. Next:
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1914?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, Jan 17 at 1445, WRMI another repeat of the `Viva Miami` interview with Allan Weiner, so I pull out a bit more detail. WRMI is giving him some spare equipment, but is it eventually to get another WBCQ transmitter operational, partly from what`s left of the burnt one? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ALBANIA [non], ARGENTINA [non]

This report dispatched at 0558 UT January 18

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 16-17, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 17 2018

Hauser
** ALBANIA [non]. 5850, Jan 16 at 2300.5, Brazilian song music fill, no show of Radio Tirana relay. At 2306 playing the Bahamas promotional song in English. Checking since Mark Coady also noticed Tirana absent on Jan 12. I`ve notified Jeff White about this. A Spanish ID by Dino ran at 2300.0, following some music, following a gospel huxtress in English poorly recorded on amateur equipment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9665.004, Jan 16 at 0714, Voz MissionÃria hugging the nominal, S9-S5 and well audible with some nice lively songs, for wake-up time after 5 am local. Much better than 9675- or any other ZY on the band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15580, 15509, 15440, 15300, 15230, 15162, 15093, 15032, Jan 16 at 1519, cursory check for the RHC FM/whine blobs today, frequencies very approximate and not much modulation, out of the 15370-AM transmitter, nothing to do with the other one intentionally on 15230. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, Jan 16 at 0729, JBA carrier from R. Kiribati (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 9695.027, Jan 16 at 1441, OK modulation with music and talk, S6-S4, so it seems BSKSA has finally fixed the transmitter which had been blasting nothing but humbuzz for a long time; in fact, I think I ran across that yesterday or ante-yesterday but didn`t relog it. It`s the listed Pashtu service which I did log as humbuzz on Dec 29 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1912 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday January 16 at 2030 on WRMI, very poor 7780, fair 9455. As I am finishing up the next WOR in time to start an hour later.

WORLD OF RADIO 1913 contents: Antarctica, Argentina non, Bahrain, Botswana, Brasil, Chile, China, Cuba, Denmark, Eritrea non [add credit for second item: Rich D`Angelo], Guam, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, International Internet & Vacuum, Korea North & South, Madagascar, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nigeria non, Papua New Guinea, PerÃ, Romania, Russia, South Carolina non, Sri Lanka, Suriname, USA, Vatican non [WTFK? 7305!], Vietnam non, Zambia; and the propagation outlook

WORLD OF RADIO 1913 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast Tuesday January 16 at 2130 on WRMI, 9455, good, less than 10 minutes after completed. Not confirmed UT Wed Jan 17 at 0030 on WBCQ, no signal audible on 9330v-CUSB. Next:

Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1914?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455 // 9955, Tue Jan 16 at 1438, WRMI is replaying `Viva Miami` interview with Allan Weiner. (Mon/Wed/Thu/Sat it`s scheduled at 1445, only on Tue at 1430.) At the question of what he thinx of DRM? Maybe it will catch on in 5 years. Think he said a WBCQ unit is DRM-capable.

I continue to be amazed that not a single SW station inside the USA will even test DRM, or run it half an hour a week as a token. But Alokesh Gupta forwards news that KTWR GUAM is testing DRM toward India on Jan 17-18-19 at 0815-0845 on 17530, which means we won`t be hearing it in North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1913, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.794, UT Wed Jan 17 at 0247, WBCQ is a poor S9 in ham radio show, `Amateur Radio Roundtable`. It starts at 0200 mainly as a live stream, but also on WBCQ; details at http://w5kub.com/ It may be open-ended but nominally a sesquihour on WBCQ. This WBCQ is 40-50 Hz below its usual spot; wonder if a different transmitter? At this time, no signal on 5085 WTWW-2, Ted`s competing ham show, maybe already started and finished, or AWOL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 7305, Jan 17 at *0131, VOA GB carrier on for a long warmup before 0145 Vatican relay in Spanish, violating Separation of Church & State. This time I`m paying closer attention. The opening ID by YL, altho speaking Spanish is ``Vatican News`` --- so it seems like NHK World, and KBS World Radio, all languages are forced to name the station in imperial English. This is their ``informativo vespertino``, but it`s only one subject, the pope`s speech begging forgiveness for the RCC having allowed Chilean priests to sexually abuse children. Fast-paced, lots of clips of Pope Francis speaking with a porteÃo accent, as the YL announcer narrates with a sing-song more Italian accent. She also refers to him by his Italian name, ``Papa Francesco``, geez. Cuts off the air abruptly at 0200*, and I don`t think there was any adiÃs, let alone a formal sign-off. Used to run until 0230, concluding with a couple minutes of ``Christus Vincit`` theme, which we now hear only once at the opening (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 5915, Jan 17 at 0221 tune-in, JBA carrier already on from presumed ZNBC1 as reactivated a few days ago. Amid ACI from 5910 Romania and 5920 WHRI, this gets no better in the next semihour when it should have begun programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0355 UT January 17

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 15-16, 2018  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 16 2018

Hauser
Yes, subject line on last report alleged it was still 2017, rest OK?

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Jan 15 at 1929, WRMI S9+20 playing that neat Greek tune which is a well-worn part of the World Music default loop, i.e. for the second week, still no relay of RAE in German as now scheduled. Well, at least at 1945 any disappointed Germans are able to hear that jaunty beer-hall song in German. By 1958 the Qur`an ``song`` with reverb is playing from World Music, and it runs right thru hourtop past 2002, as RAE Italian is also AWOL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 5040, Jan 16 at 0027, S9+35, RHC almost open carrier with some crackles, which seem like talk modulation spike peaks trying to break thru, but // 9720 is S9+15 in undermodulated music at the moment. Wiggle that patchcord! Same at 0041, when 9720 is in soft-spoken Valverde talk. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Meanwhile 5025 Rebelde exhibits OK modulation to the contrary. 9720 also has some CCCCCCI, i.e. CNR2 as scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, Jan 15 at 1929, WRMI clear with prÃlude of IS and Biermann IDs prior to programming ``resuming at the top of the hour``, 1930 into Radio Herwa International, music and talk, but rather distorted. Apparently from their audio file rather than a transmitter problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1230, Jan 15 at 1955 UT, WBBZ Ponca City VG by groundwave but dead air during Rush Limbaugh; within a minute, a casino ad fires; followed by a PSA (while 740 KRMG has Rush himself endorsing algo); 1958 UT ``News Talk 1230, WBBZ``, more dead air, 1959 UT local ad, 2000 UT CBS News (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 17800, Jan 15 at 1932, African drumming and chanting, 1933 announcement; Fulani as sked this semihour from AWR, 250 kW due northwest from Meyerton, S9 making it the SSOB by far, above the only other signal on band, 17775-, KVOH at S5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15390, Jan 15 at 1937, REE distorted as usual // 15500 which is weaker but not distorted. I have to wonder about occasional logs of 15390 not mentioning any distortion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 9625, Jan 15 at 2250, fair signal of open carrier, from what? CBC NQ reactivated? Ha2. I keep listening and finally at 2300 timesignal several seconds late, ID for RTI and opening 2-hour Thai broadcast. Aoki shows 100 kW, 225 degrees from Paochung; backward would be 45 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 7445, Jan 15 at 1947, very poor algo with yelling, then calmer talk, maybe a sporting report from BBCWS as sked 1600-2000, 250 kW due northwest from Talata-Volonondry, MADAGASCAR; and per Aoki/NDXC *jammed by the ChiCom way off from the azimuth and target area, but no jamming audible here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1912 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue Jan 16 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, S9+40, but somewhat distorted, not enough to tune out. Distortion also applied to Rudy ID before 0030, and to `Wavescan` before then, so this time I think WRMI transmitter has a problem.

WOR 1912 almost confirmed UT Tue Jan 16 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9329.96v-CUSB, JBA carrier not enough to be sure it`s I. Next:

Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1913?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1913?]
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [or #1913?]
Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 to NW [or #1913?]

Full updated WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, fair Jan 15 at 2302, I find Allan Weiner now on WRMI --- the current `Viva Miami` has him as guest, virtually a monolog of Planet promotion, but Jeff interjects a few questions. Seems to be in person, as AW is visiting Okeechobee, maybe to round up some spare parts to repair his transmitter? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ARGENTINA [non]; NIGERIA [non]; WOR Monitoring

** U S A. 3215, Tue Jan 16 at 0021 and 0042 chex, no signal from WWRB when it used to be on UT Sun-Mon-Tue. Besides turning off 9370 & 3185 to be rid of Brother Scare, seems the other transmitter is also silent, 3215 before WWCR comes on there at 0200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 7305, Jan 16 at 0144, S9+30 open carrier from IBB Greenville becomes at 0145 the Vatican theme once, and opening Spanish, but I don`t catch exactly how it IDs, into papal news preview; so VR is still being relayed, violating Separation of Church and State, altho missing for a couple nights, feed input problem? However, at 0218 recheck it`s off, so maybe phasing out, shortened from the previous half-sesquihour until 0230? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, Jan 16 at 0147, S9+20 including noise level, amounts to insufficient signal from VOV relay via WHRI --- except I am hearing rock music, probably praise, with VOV Spanish feed lost again. After a few years of this arrangement, you`d think all parties would have their act together, including backup routing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZIMBABWE [non]. 15580, Jan 15 at 1934, announcement in language says ``VOA Shona`` and times 6 am, 2 pm, 7 pm (but now it`s 9:34 pm), 1935 into news in English about Zimbabwe, status of foreign currency, etc. Aoki shows at 1930-2000 this VOA via Botswana is for ``Learning English``, while merely English before and after, not the Zimbabwe/Shona service per se, which is on 15460 and 13860, via SÃo Tomà and 4930 Botswana on a complicated earlier schedule mixed with Ndebele and English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1710, Jan 16 at 0046 UT, normal sounding talk; ECSS helps a little, but not enough to be sure it`s in English; also a SAH. Besides the Spanish-screaming RLQT pirate in Louisiana, there`s also a new TIS station at Bandelier National Monument near Los Ãlamos NM, discovered by Tim Hall from his NV/UT Border Inn recordings. To be sought further (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4920, Jan 16 at 0029, het of rapidly varying pitch, I think meaning that Chennai and/or Lhasa employ an unstable transmitter. It`s AIR which was acting up lately with a buzz, supposedly repaired (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5900-, Jan 16 at 0018, JBA carrier, a smidgin on the low side perhaps. Claudio Galaz, Chile, forwarded news that Chilean pirate Radio CompaÃÃa Worldwide would be testing some new frequencies, one at a time, including 5899.55 last night until 0335, so I am checking this as well as 6925, 6155 and 6092. At 0033 recheck no signal here. As Chris Smolinski points out, however, 5900 is already occupied at 0000-0030 by IBRA radio in Bengali via Uzbekistan. I was also checking for more S American pirates Chris tipped about 6935 and 8000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0507 UT January 16

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 15, 2017  View Printable Version 
Monday, January 15 2018

Hauser
** AUSTRALIA. 5045 & 5055, Jan 15 at 1354, JBA carriers presumably from Ozy Radio and 4KZ. Hours for these are quite flexible; concerning yesterday, Ron Howard in California reported:

``Jan 14 - Seems that Al Kirton (general manager of Radio 4KZ) has started some type of an abbreviated schedule. Today heard at 1136, but clearly off the air at 1307 check. Yes, 4KZ is in fact on a new schedule. This per Al, on Jan 14 (2320 UT): "We are running from 7 am to 10 pm Queensland time. Thatâs 2100 to 1200 GMT I think. We are happy to extend hours if there is a call for it. Cheers, Al" So 5055 kHz is currently on from 2100 to 1200 UT. Ron`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. (9955, 11530), Jan 15 at 0520 check, the main WRMI webcast labeled RAE, after 9955 is off with no BS to fill it, is again carrying R. Biafra during this semihour, music, then YL in Igbo with schedule announcement, numbers in English, mentioning 7240 (via France) and ``1153``, stumbling over 11530, ex-frequency via WRMI. Probably webcast every night at this time, but no longer on any WRMI SW frequency. Maybe feed to France? Is that still on air? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 14625, 14690, 14755, 14830, 14895, 14960, 15030, 15095, 15165, 15235, 15305, 15438, VERY approx., Jan 15 at 1427-1432, blobs from RHC 15370 at 65-70 kHz intervals. This time I am tuning 5-kHz steps in the FM mode, listening for the same-pitch whine which all of them emit, the lowest being 14625 which is of the eleventh order! Fortunately they miss CHU. Hardly any on the plus side of 15370; normally there are a few but always more on the minus side. Only the closer ones provide readable modulation, 15032 and up, clearly on 15305. Something`s always (VERY!) wrong at RHC. 15370 and its constellation are all gone by 1554 check, while separate weaker fundamental 15230 remains on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Jan 15 at 1353, no signal today from SIBC. About yesterday when I had it at 1446, Ron Howard replied on the DXLD yg, `` Hi Glenn, Jan 14 - Today with modulation problems! Noted 1154 with decent level carrier, but no trace of any audio; random checking up till 1326 found the same; 1334-1418 noted with audio, playing mostly Pacific Islands pop songs, along with a few hit songs in English; believe was not the Wantok FM relay, as clearly there were no frequent IDs, plus the fact it was Sunday and in the past Wantok FM normally would play mostly religious songs; so I conclude this was SIBC's own programming running well past their normal 1200* sign off; checked again at 1525 and found the audio was again totally silent, but with a decent level carrier still on. As you indicate - strange behavior in light of their budget concerns. Ron`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13354-USB, Jan 15 at 1450, New York ATC YL contacting numerous TA flights, referring to secondary/backup 11396, and for some referring to Santa Maria (AÃores) frequencies. ``Sel-call coming up``, she says to many of them, then two tones. I assume the exact pitches of these tones denote each particular aircraft/flight. Are they not permanently in effect, reassigned on the fly? Still no New York Radio VOLMET on 13270-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565, Jan 15 at 1438, 1.8-milliwatt K6FRC HIFER beacon in California is JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1912 monitoring: confirmed, JBA, UT Monday January 15 after 0030 on WBCQ, 9329.973-CUSB. Confirmed, UT Mon Jan 15 from 0403 on Area 15 webcast, and presumably at 0413 on WBCQ 5129.82 JBA carrier. Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 15 at 0430 on WRMI 9955 and 9455, both good. 9455 to WNW now duplicates 9955 to SSE at 0430-0500 among certain other slots. Next:
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1913?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1913?]
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 to NW [or #1913?]

Full updated WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17774.891v, Jan 15 at 1550, KVOH up from usual 17774.888, S7-S9 poor signal, but much better than JBA carrier sometimes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, Jan 15 at 1349, WEWN, Radio CatÃlica Mundial with dead air except for rustling, coughing, during live morning mass in English, while the only axion is visual, not good for radio; finally says something in English, interrupted by voice-over in Spanish, but it`s *not* a translation of what was just said; out of synch, automated, or not paying attention, own agenda for order of the mass? Soon switches to studio Spanish only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 7305, Jan 15 at 0157, no signal from Greenville B, which had been relaying VR in Spanish at 0145-0230 (and carrier on as early as 0130, which is all I heard last night). So have VR via IBB relays been canceled? What about 1230-1300 on 9610 via GB?

There were also more via Philippines, etc., and considerable exchange relays of VOA via SMG site, which is allegedly being closed down. At least this will finally get the USG out of violating Separation of Church and State, altho obviously not the reason and of no concern to the ptb when initiating such a deal in the first place (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1700 UT January 15

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 13-14, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 14 2018

Hauser
** CUBA. 5025, Jan 14 at 0144, R. Rebelde is S9+20 but JBM. Still same at 0702, with hum. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. And I currently confront an S9 noise level around 5 MHz.

4765, Jan 14 at 0144, R. Progreso is S9+20, undermodulated but much better than 5025; CODAR QRM on both sides (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15572-15578, 15504-15513, 15431-15445, 15299-15308, 15231-15237, 15163-15167, Jan 14 at 1447, RHC-FM can be heard without breakup over these approx. ranges, spurs out of the 15370-AM transmitter. It`s different today, as low modulation Spanish programming can also be heard in AM mode amid the spurs, rather than garbage, but always with whine. More weak whine around 15096. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7181.553, Jan 14 at 1441, JBA carrier measured here, no doubt VOBME longpath. No jamming noise audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, Jan 14 at 0644 check, JBA carrier from R. Kiribati (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 9996, Jan 14 at 1421, binary code at S1, no doubt from RWM Taldom (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Jan 14 at 1446, presumed SIBC at S6-S8, maybe trace of modulation. Seems they leave carrier on at least, all night, despite budget problems (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1790-CW, Jan 14 at 0645, deep fades, but VVV heard on a peak, and various other letters and numbers, including a complete well-known ham call, K2ORS. Checked since Eric Loy, IL, had just reported hearing ex-WOR affiliate:

``Hi Glenn! At 0213 GMT 1-14-18, while tuning Web SDR at Sea Girt, NJ
http://k2sdr.homelinux.com:8073/
I decoded the CW broadcast of station WH2XDE/3 on 1790 kHz. It was a loop mentioning the e-mail contact and the city of Wayland, MA, 70 watts and an Inverted L. Google shows this as an experimental station that has been around for a while`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1912 monitoring: Alan Gale, England, also heard the Sat Jan 13 1531 on HLR 6190-CUSB, but opposite to the best reception at UTwente I already reported: ``Hi Glenn, A much stronger signal from HLR today, though the QRM from the other stations did start to come up a lot towards the end, and there was also some fading, but a definite improvement on recent weeks. I've attached a .mp3 file so you can hear how it sounded, this was in AM and not CUSB, which didn't sound any better on this occasion. 73, Alan``

Confirmed Saturday Jan 13 at 2257 check, the 2230 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, fair --- as I took a break from the MLK celebration in downtown Enid, to check the PL-880 by the car. Did not stay out to confirm the Sat 2300 on WRMI 7780 replacing 11580, but 7780 was still in with fair signal at 2355. Confirmed UT Sunday Jan 14 at 0200 on WRMI 7780 ex-11580, S9 to S9+10. (R. Prague follows at 0230, now S9+20.) This frequency tends to have blob QRM from some local device, like a cable box, but that`s only my problem. (It would be less of a problem if WRMI were on a 315 degree antenna with a much stronger signal on a 7 MHz channel.) Also confirmed UT Sun Jan 14 at 0429 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO as I am talking about XEETCH which is 12 minutes in, so started circa 0417. Fair-good, and earlier check of 1860 at 0257 during ham news rated S9+20/30.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 CUSB, Jan 14:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/01/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on.html
1131-1200 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak signal``

Next:
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1913?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1913?]
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 to NW [or #1913?] [NOT 5850, error in last list]

Full updated WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, Jan 13 at 1949, VOA news via Oldies channel of WRMI. Should also be on // 7780 now. 9395 has World Music fill instead of Argentina in German; 11530 African music, i.e. R Herwa International (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 // 7780, Sun Jan 14 at 1420, WRMI with `AWR Wavescan`, the secret airing now on this pair, since at 11-15, 9455 now duplicates 9955.

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS has been updated about this and a few others:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.10v-CUSB, UT Sun Jan 14 at 0135, WBCQ is S5 with Blalock the Blaster. This is his daily hour, usually inaudible. Unusually, this is stronger than 9395 & 9455 WRMI, but weaker than 9265 WINB. In addition on Saturdays he`s heard at 23-24, yet to appear on the program schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, Jan 14 at 0140, WTWW-1 is VP here, still on day frequency, not yet on 5830 night frequency. Stations *really* concerned about getting their signals heard, especially with flexible QSY times, would monitor current propagation conditions and act accordingly --- FAR too much trouble (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 7305, Jan 14 at 0138, S9+30 open carrier, i.e. Greenville warming up for the Vatican relay in Spanish at 0145-0230 --- but recheck at 0202, it`s off; what happened? No longer violating Separation of Church and State? Need also to check the 1230-1300 on 9610 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, Jan 14 at 0138, S9+30 of dead air except for some slight pulsing noise, instead of Voice of Vietnam Spanish relay via WHRI. Presumably a SNAFU. By 0202, 7315 modulating news from some domestic far-right network (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1800 UT January 14

 

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