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Glenn Hauser logs November 16-17, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, November 17 2020

Hauser
** CANADA. Not a single lightning strike anywhere in USA or Canada
showing at Blitzortung, Nov 17 at 0645 UT, so should be a great
low-noise night for beacon DX -- other than from local sources. So
bandscanning away:

376-MCW kHz, Nov 17 at 0658 UT, dash and YAG is JBA, 40 watts from
Fort Frances, Ontario.

366-MCW kHz, Nov 17 at 0701 UT, dash and YMW, 500 watts from Maniwaki,
Quebec.

355-MCW kHz, Nov 17 at 0703 UT, dash and YWP, 200 watts from Webequie,
how do you pronounce that?, Quebec, ``To Be Decommissioned
2021-02-25``.

351-MCW kHz, Nov 17 at 0705 UT, dash and YKQ, 500 watts from Fort
Rupert - Waskaganish, Quebec; I`m tuned to 350-USB, hearing this at
same time as next one, and nothing from RG 350 at WRWA OKC.

350-MCW kHz, Nov 17 at 0705 UT, dash and NY, 400 watts from eNderbY,
British Columbia, mixing with YKQ-351 at different pitches but nothing
from RG at WRWA OKC, normally owning 350. Beacons from BC are very
rare here. Enderby is between Armstrong and Grindrod, just north of
Vernon and Kelowna, east of Kamloops; from Enid, 2313 km = 1437
statute miles. Hurry up: ``To Be Decommissioned 2021-02-25``

344-MCW kHz, Nov 17 at 0711 UT, dash and YC, 100 watts from Calgary,
Alberta, yet another ``To Be Decommissioned 2021-02-25``

335-MCW kHz, Nov 17 at 0713 UT, dash and YLD, 1000 watts from
Chapleau, Ontario.

276-MCW kHz, Nov 17 at 0717 UT, dash and YEL, 200 watts from Elliott
Lake, Ontario. I did skip past even others more often logged (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer search, Nov 17 from 1343: none WOOB in the 13s,
12s, until at 1350 JBA on 11170, 11150, 11120, 10160; 9 MHz not
checked (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6145, Nov 17 at 0649, RHC English still here, for the last
time? S9+20 and undermodulated. Supposedly to be replaced by 9700 from
this date, so maybe by UT Nov 18. Reactivated 6060 is not yet on
either, and something weak not // on 9700. Something`s always wrong at
RHC. Next to check: whether the ``Africa`` service in English really
resume at 22-23 on 11880 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15230, Nov 17 at 1546, RHC is S7-S9 but JBM; while 15140 is
S9+10 with sufficient modulation level but somewhat distorted, just as
music show `Sonido Cubano` is ending; whew. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-AM, Nov 16 at 2257 algo JBA, unID pirate.
Latest log in HFUnderground was almost 2 hours earlier, ``Pathetic
President Radio``, so by now could be something else.
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,74396.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. We are in marginal level-1 tropo enhancement Nov 17 at 15
UT per Hepburn map, so I hopefully bandscan for UHF/VHF DTVDX into my
broken antenna on its bent mast: something Bad on RF 35, and RF 15 OKC
is not decoding, implying DX QRM. W9WI.com is still out of order, FCC
info not grabbing, displaying nothing but Canada on ch 35; but by
state one can search OK for . Besides several low-power
translators not very close, two most likelies are:

K35MV-D, Concho near OKC, 15 kW I have seen before, the first-nations
station; and KUOK Woodward, 8 kW Univision. It seems that the other
resource, rabbitears.com cannot display stations in channel order! In
case I could be getting Kansas or something. Primary ordering is by
market size, OKC being #50 but somehow including other towns like
Woodward. Tulsa, OTOH, #63 does not lead to any subcities with
sublistings (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** PUERTO RICO. 391-MCW kHz, Nov 17 at 0605 UT, ND beacon DDP, which
is 1000 watts from San Juan - Dorado. Not always audible, but when it
is, a good sign of enhanced almost-LW propagation, my most distant
`regular` beacon.

[non] Which reminds me, in bandscans have not heard Cayman Islands in
a long time, last logged Feb 23, so off the air? On 415 kHz, CBC
Cayman Brac with 600 watts still listed at dxinfocentre.com (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Nov 16 at 2300, REE opening English since it`s Monday,
Alison Hughes about the mysterious assassination of poet Federico
Garcia Lorca at beginning of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Nov 16 at 2256, VOT IS and English IDs, S9+10, so
back in whack after missing this emission yesterday. Something`s not
erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2060 monitoring: From 1850 UT Mon
Nov 16 I`m on 7290 via UTwente, conveniently listening elsewhere in
the house via my RF feeder set to 92.1 MHz; big splash from adjacents
at first, *1858.2 IRRS carrier on and quiet. The trouble is, my
too-smart feeder turns itself off thinking there is nothing to feed,
before IRRS modulates s/on or WOR can be heard, and before I can get
back to bypass it. But by 1909 check, WOR is OK in progress.

Missed checking UT Tue Nov 17 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, and even the new
sked time of UT Tue Nov 17 at 0200 on WRMI 9955; did anyone hear
them?

Confirmed UT Tue Nov 17 at 0330 on WRMI 5800, VG into Bonaire SDR.
Next:
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Andy Robins, Kalamazoo
MI who with a US$ check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702
says, ``You provide an invaluable service that deserves support!``

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

** U S A. 9955, Nov 16 at 2146, WRMI is on with TOMBS, which it had
been doing all-day while 9395 was down, but supposedly now back in a
break until 2200, filled only on webcast by music. // 15770 also
TOMBS, while 9395 // 5800 with SMTV, 9455 with YWS or BB`s other
radical political show (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Nov 17 at 1545, gospel huxter at S5, so WJHR
Milton FL is back! Had been missing since hurricane hit the Panhandle,
and I`ve been alert for it in daily bandscans across here; altho
possibly was on earlier but just not propagating.

First noted missing Sept 18 following Hurricane Sally, ``The SWBC
station, or rather glorified ham rig, most likely to have been blown
away by Hurricane Sally, Milton FL near Pensacola. Seldom audible
anyway. It will be of note if anyone definitely hear it again``

to which Richard Langley replied Sept 26: ``WJHR typically comes in
well here in NB. Nothing heard this afternoon (26 September) when
checked at 1724 UT, not even a weak carrier. Power doesn't appear to
be out at the 5920 Oak Manor Drive, Milton, residence according to
Gulf Power, so perhaps the antenna tower is down or there is other
station damage. Will continue to periodically check 15555 kHz --
Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12302-USB, Nov 17 at 1345, 2-way in Spanish as I am not
finding any CNR1 jammers around here (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10925-USB, Nov 17 at 1352, 2-way in unID language,
possibly Indonesian (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1827 UT November 17

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 15-16, 2020  View Printable Version 
Monday, November 16 2020

Hauser
** COLOMBIA? 4940, Nov 16 at 0235, anonymous mystery missionary
station, gospel huxter with dramatizations, S9/+10. In the NASWA
Flashsheet, editor Mark Taylor in WI agrees it`s still anonymous:

``4940, 2359, 11/12-13/20. Hymn through ToH, 1 beep, man announcer
with talk about faith then woman with news or actualities. No ID or
program name noted at ToH`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [non]. 6125, Sun Nov 15 at 2324, no signal from R. Martí ---
that`s because per HFCC it`s scheduled only M-F 2300-0400 Tue-Sat.
Instead there is something in Chinese, i.e. CNR from SZG site (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 9535, Nov 16 at 0656, JBA talk not // RHC English
on 6 MHz frequencies, altho this RHC Spanish frequency has been known
to run overtime in English. Instead it must be R. Ndarason
International about to switch sites from Woofferton to Ascension.

9535, Nov 16 at 1555 however, now it is RHC, S9 but undermodulated.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15230, Nov 16 at 1524, RHC music is S9 but just barely
modulated, while 15140 is S9 and merely undermodulated. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13566 & 13836 approx., Nov 16 at 1503, traces of spurblob
second-order mixing products with F# tone, and much stronger
first-orders about 13633 & 13768, i.e. about 67-68 kHz displacements
and multiples, out of RHC 13700 which is undermodulated S7-S9.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY [non]. 9570, Nov 16 at 0657, African talk and music at
S6-S9 until chopoff at 0659*. It`s DW in Hausa from 0630 via FRANCE
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NICARAGUA. 8989-USB, Sun Nov 15 at 2325, fisher-preacher VP at S5,
with applause? mixed with band noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6934.9-AM, Nov 15 at 2319, unID JBA carrier
typically piratical; numerous reported previously in HFUnderground but
none currently (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 7220, Nov 15 at 2318, RRI English now more
audible under Vietnamese talk & music bed, totalling S9+30.
Theoretically, per HFCC, RRI should dominate, 300 kW at 300 degrees
from Galbeni altho not intended beyond UK, while CRI Vietnamese is 500
kW, 190 degrees from Xi`an toward Vietnam.

9415, Nov 15 at 2327, then I find CRI Vietnamese loud and clearer
here, S9+35, which is 500 kW southward from Beijing site (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SLOVENIA. 18118-USB, Nov 16 at 1521, S57DX calling CQ 17, fonetix
alternating Sierra with Sugar for first letter, then working a K2.
This ham continues to be the dominant Eurosig on 18 MHz (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Sun Nov 15 at 2323, no signal from VOT English to
North America; something`s always erroneous at Emirler; nor yet any
signal from Urumqi 5960-, East Turkistan, land of ChiCom brainwashing
Uyghurs, nominally starting at *2330 per HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 392-MCW kHz, Nov 16 at 0712 UT, mixture of two 25-watt ND
beacons at different pitches: FMZ, which is from Fairmont - Beklof,
Nebraska [spelt backwards: Aksarben, Folkeb]; and ML, from Monroe,
Louisiana.

385-MCW kHz, Nov 16 at 0714 UT, ND beacon HO, which is 200 watts from
Hot Springs, Arkansas. I was tuned to 383-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2060 monitoring: confirmed UT
Monday November 16 on WRMI 7730, VG here.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 16 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, poor S7-S8 here but
good S9+5 at UTwente Holland SDR where it`s aimed.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 16 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, S9+15 at UTw; and
also S9+15 on 5800 into TWR Bonaire SDR where it`s aimed. Also almost
synchro on WRN webcast.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 16 from 0402 on Area 51 webcast, while WBCQ
6159.9 is JBA direct; inaudible at closer SDRs in VA and NY, but good
S9+15 into Warrenton MO SDR, which must be at ideal skip distance from
Maine.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 16 at 0430 on WRMI 9955, good S8 into
Bonaire SDR where it`s aimed, no jamming audible. Next:

1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0200 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [NEW]
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Andy Robins, Kalamazoo
MI who with a US$ check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702
says, ``You provide an invaluable service that deserves support!``

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

** U S A. 5950, Nov 15 at 2321, WRMI-5 is back on, presumed the weak
S6-S9 in unknown English program, after several days absent since Nov
11. Still no mention of 5950 going & coming on disgraced FB of WRMI.

This might have been helpful for hearing Ethiopia, but Manuel Méndez,
Spain reports Nov 16: ``5950, Voice of Tigray Revolution, Addis Ababa,
seems to be out of air for more than a week`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. 3215, Nov 16 at 0020, gospel huxter, so WWRB has belatedly
made its B-season QSY from 5050 for weekend-only emissions. By 0316
recheck has flipped to 3185, S9+20 more of same, not TOMBS. Probably
from 0200 when WWCR-1 has dibs on 3215. It was not clear whether WWRB
would use 3185 or 3195 this season, both registered. 3185 was once
exclusively for Brother HyStairical, but now long gone as a WWRB
client (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 5980, Nov 16 at 0647, mixture of PMS from 5935 and
BS from 5890, audible under Cuban jamming, i.e. leapfrog mixing
product of the two WWCRs landing here another 45 kHz beyond, where the
Cubans cannot be too careful, lacking a Radio Martí to jam, just in
case wacky yanqui religionists in English make inroads into Cuban SWLs
who would not be listening to them in the clear on the fundamentals.
Something`s always excessive at the Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6906v-RCUSB, Nov 16 at 0235, still no signal from ROCV
into Bonaire SDR. Manuel Méndez, Spain, explains Nov 16: ``6906, R. O.
C. V., El Tigre, seems to be out of the air for at least two days. I
have contacted the station staff and they confirm that they are off de
air due to a transmitter power failure`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Nov 16 from 0701,
this time tuning down in LSB from +1 kHz above 9-kHz channels: 1215,
1107, 1089, 909, 882(2), 855(2), 837, 774(2), 756, 747, 693, 684, 621,
612, 558.

At 0709 on 846, a fast beat between two, one of which would assumedly
be TP from Kiritimati, but what else? Best W Europe can do at this
late hour is 3 kW from Ireland, R. North; maybe a high-power E Asian
already at this early hour like 250 kW Taiwan? or 2 kW from NZ barely
around summer sunset? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1845 UT November 16

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 14-15, 2020  View Printable Version 
Sunday, November 15 2020

Hauser
** CUBA. 13700, Nov 15 at 1444, RHC `En Contacto` at winter timing
nominal 1435 Sunday, Arnie Coro`s voice is back so throat may no
longer be sore unless this be an old rerun, during a ``QSL en el
aire`` shoutout to some oyente; as usual, lickety-split pace
difficultizing comprehension; he needs some lessons in proper
radio-announcing technique. No spurs today. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15700, Nov 15 at 1555, CRI English relay is S9+10 but only a
trace of modulation as likely for the entire 1500+ hour. Something`s
always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE [and non]. 21690, Nov 15 at 1537, JBA music, i.e. RFI
Swahili this hour only --- great to have a bit of 13mb propagation
anyway. And the only other signal, 21525 WRMI is a hefty S7-S9 with
guitar music to Africa.

I have been seeking the MUF after first finding several phoners on the
18 MHz hamband, but all weak and hard to catch IDs as they make no
effort to foneticize slowly and clearly. Then from 1538 I try the 21
MHz hamband, which is propagating some more weak unID signals:

21415-AM, intermittent carrier, so a hAM?
21292-USB at 1538, QRZ with French/Canadian? accent, mentions DL3--,
contact?
21281-USB at 1549 in English
21267-USB at 1550, English
21287-USB at 1552, English

WWV reported: ``Solar-terrestrial indices for 14 November follow.
Solar flux 80 and estimated planetary A-index 3.
The estimated planetary K-index at 1500 UTC on 15 November was 0.
No space weather storms were observed for the past 24 hours.
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY [and non]. Part of Kai Ludwig`s reply to my previous DW
15195 report: ``Concerning the IS-only transmission: It has been
observed already a couple of times, and it could be worth to check if
maybe the transmitters are turned on just every Saturday no matter
what. Anyway this transmission is, as DW told on enquiry, explicitly
booked only for the precise days when broadcasts are scheduled. When
TDF fires it up on other days they simply burn electricity without
getting any income from a customer for it.

The days of "if it`s DW it can`t be direct from Germany" are over.
Their provider for shortwave transmissions directly from Europe is
again Media Broadcast, and in at least one season also the Nauen
transmitters, once built for DW, were involved again. Kai``

The Nauen transmitters were built for RBI in Germany East; more added
later post-DDR? Well, in B-20 there are still no Nauens for DW:
http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=B20&broadc=DWL
Nor were there in A-20:
http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A20&broadc=DWL
But FYI, besides ISS, 3.5 hpd via USAGM SAO TOME, and a bit via
MADAGASCAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 11769.894, Nov 15 at 1448, JBA carrier, presumed VON
perpetually off-frequency-minus from every channel, but was not
expecting it on air this early; often noted later in UT day,
insufficiently. Aoki/NDXC and EiBi both ignore its signature
offfrequenciness, showing it start at 1500 with Swahili. HFCC pretends
VON is non-existent since stations must pay to participate (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6880-AM, Nov 14 at 2154, JBA music at S8 = noise
level too, checked after this tip to the WOR iog: ``Pirate station
TAMI FM is on 6880 AM with an SIO 444 signal here at 2128 UTC.
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,74288.0.html
Chris Smolinski, Black Cat Systems, Westminster, MD USA
https://www.blackcatsystems.com`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11815.018, Nov 15 at 1454, music with fast SAH, no doubt
VOT on typically inaccurate frequency vs understation NHK closer to
11815.000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2060 monitoring: confirmed Saturday November
14 starting at 2045.8 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, VG via nearby
Warrenton MO KiwiSDR.

Also confirmed Sat Nov 14 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, JBA direct, despite
not showing on the WRMI skedgrid, as also confirmed a week ago.

Also confirmed UT Sun Nov 15 starting at 0437.8 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM,
via Warrenton SDR but now with crashes as a heavy storm is moving thru
the St Louis area. Next:

0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 61 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0200 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [NEW]
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Andy Robins, Kalamazoo
MI who with a US$ check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702
says, ``You provide an invaluable service that deserves support!``

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

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Nov 15 at 0118, WTWW-2 starting `Theatre Organ
Under the Arch`, featuring guest thorganist Jesse Crawford. Note
shifted but highly variable time; unfortunately it`s now amid the
`Encore` classical music hour on WRMI 5850, its best airing toward
here to which I am primarily listening. I could/should? have recorded
TOUTA off WTWW-2 $ tereo webcast for later, altho you never know
whether it will turn out to be a rerun (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1931 UT November 15

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 14, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, November 14 2020

Hauser
** COLOMBIA? 4940, Nov 14 at 0415, anonymous mystery missionary
station is audible via SDR Bonaire but only VP S4-S6, much worse than
usual. It`s still JBA direct around 0645 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5025, Nov 14 at 0650, Radio Rebelde is OFF instead of 24h. So
is 5040 RHC. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 6000, Nov 14 at 0653, RHC English still on here,
and on 6100 with hum, but 6145 is off. Something else is weakly on
9700; HFCC B20 shows Turkey at 04-07 and Japan at 05-09 [and BTW RNZI
current sked shows 9700 never]. RHC`s new sked shows 9700 replacing
6145 by Nov 17 at 01-07 toward Chicago --- so there could be a 3-way
collision between 05 and 07 --- way to go, frequency manager Arnie,
refusing to coördinate in HFCC. Axually a 9 MHz frequency would be a
good idea instead of everything to USA on 6/5 MHz, but more so in the
summer, vs plummeting winter night MUFs. Might try 7 MHz for
diversity. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13770 & 13630 approx., Nov 14 at 1433, RHC spurblobs are
back, extremely distorted with F# tone especially when tuned in FM
mode, out of 13700 transmitter which is clear itself, and while //
13740 is also still on but uninvolved. Weaker second-order spurs about
13839 and 13561, so displacement is approx. plus/minus 69.5 kHz and
multiples. The lower one clashes with ISM pulsing noises always around
13560, i.e. RF ID scanners at stores or medical machines, or ?? Also a
third-order trace about 13491 but not 13909. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY [non]. 15195, Sat Nov 14 at 1429, Deutsche Welle is seeking
Brothers --- never mind Sistern? playing its nostalgic clanging IS
which I haven`t heard on SW for ages, so what is about to sign-on? One
thing for sure, if it`s DW it can`t be direct from Germany. Of course,
it`s Hausa per HFCC, Saturdays only at 1425-1630, i.e. coverage of
stupid ball games in a strange bilateral link between Germany and
Nigeria important enough for SW broadcasts while most other languages
have been abandoned! In fact the only other one left is Amharic. See
http://www.hfcc.org/data/b20/B20DWLbyDWLver01-13oct2020.pdf

But wait, the IS keeps on playing with no programming past 1430, 1437,
1457, 1502, 1542+ as the signal progressively weakens. Well, that sort
of makes up for all the times I have not heard it for years! But seems
not a cost-effective use of resources. That schedule shows the Hausa
football service only applies to certain Saturdays, such as 31.10,
7.11 and 21.11, NOT today 14.11! But at least they hold the frequency
from any intruders! Further dates it is supposed to air SBGs are:
every week thru 20.03.21, except 26.12.20. And there is one //, 15350
not checked or noticed today, both Issoudun, FRANCE.

DW TV, OTOH, does a credible job of world news coverage on a par with
BBC World News America, via PBS, audiovisible here weekdays at
2200-2230 UT on OETA World channel 13.2, initiating a 2-hour strip
followed by BBC, France 24 and NHK until 2400. But the DW IS is not to
be heard there (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 12030, Sat Nov 14 at 1503, RNE manages to modulate unlike 24
hours ago, S9/+10 here to ME, while 9690 to NAm is only S3-S8! We get
a much better signal off the back of the ME antenna, than off the
front of the NAm one. It is always thus at the beginning of weekend
transmissions across a fully-insolated path, when a higher OWF ---
optimum working frequency --- trumps the lower frequency`s angle,
something REE has never figured out. // 11940 to SAm is much weaker vs
a local? blob, and no point in even checking 11685 to Af. Something`s
always not right at Noblejas. O, the programming? After RNE IDs in
passing, starts `Poesía Exterior` from REE. I wonder what became of
the DX? program `Amigos de la Onda Corta` which is rarely about Short
Wave, but any other media (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11815, Nov 14 at 1507, ME music at S7-S9, certainly not NHK
which is scheduled here but thataway from 10 to 17 UT; rather VOT
Turkish at 14-17 thisaway (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2060 monitoring: again a zzz thru
Sat 1300-1329 on WRMI 15770; anyone hear it? Next:

[WA0RCR puts a local quality signal into the Warrenton MO KiwiSDR]
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE [confirmed Nov 7]
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 61 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0200 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [NEW]
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

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MI who with a US$ check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702
says, ``You provide an invaluable service that deserves support!``

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woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5800, UT Sat Nov 14 at 0300, WRMI plays ``Yellow Rose of
Texas`` alla marcia, i.e. the opening theme of Texas Radio SW program
`Treasure Chest of TX mx` as soon introduced by Third Matey Susan
robovoice, then Robert Kipp, Germany with upcoming playlist. This was
supposed to be a one-time special originally aired exactly one week
ago. But as often happens, suchthings stay programmed on the weekly
automation schedule long afterwards if not deliberately removed.

Kenneth Vito Zichi, MI, in the MARE Tipsheet logged it completely:
:04 Willie Nelson “Remember the Alamo”
:06 “Third Mate” ID + email address
:07 Waylon Jennings “Ramblin’ Man”
:09 George Strait “All My Ex’s are in Texas”
:13 Bob Wills “New San Antonio Rose”
:15 Gene Autry “Back in the Saddle Again”
:18 Ernest Tubb “Walking the Floor Over You”
:20 Jim Reeves “He’ll Have To Go”
:23 Mac Davis “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me”
:26 Buck Owens “Act Naturally”
:28 Tex Ritter “You Two Timed Me One Time Too Often”
:31 “Capn’ Rick” OM computer voiced ID and email
and into Buddy Holly “That’ll Be The Day”
:33 Bob Luman “Lonely Women Make Good Lovers”
:36 Kenny Rogers “The Gambler”
:40 Kris Kristofferson “Me and Bobby McGee”
:44 “Capn’ Rick” again w/WRMI specific ID and
email, and into The Highwaymen “Big River”
:46 Traveling Wilburys “End of the Line”
:51 Roy Orbison “Oh, Pretty Woman”
:54 Ernest Tubb “The Yellow Rose of Texas”
:56 Third Mate windup of the “Treasure Chest of
Texas Music” show w/ID and email etc.
:57 Mitch Miller “The Yellow Rose of Texas”

I was checking whether the Radio República relay via Okeechobee was
still there as started a few weeks ago in addition to the France site
until 0300 on 9490. It never appeared on the WRMI skedgrid as if to
keep it hush-hush from the Cuban jammers. Anyhow it`s gone again, and
in fact R.R. is now running until 0400 on 9490 with `Noticias al
Cierre` at 0358, good over lite pulse jamming as heard via TWR Bonaire
SDR, which in SAM mode also shows the Issoudun carrier is varying
22-39 Hz plus! Maybe the WRMI hour has shifted 60 minutes later? No,
5800 carrier stays on only until 0402*. I think I have figured it out
now: as Europe went off DST, R.R. wanted to run until 0400 but 9490
was not available, so WRMI took it up temporarily. Now 9490 is
available and used until 0400* so 5800 is not needed.

Getting back to TRSW, Cap`n Ric replies: ``Ahoy Glenn, Jeff may leave
this program in the lineup until month's end. 73 and Arrgghh.`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1831 UT November 14

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 13-14, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, November 14 2020

Hauser
** AUSTRIA [and non]. 11955, Nov 13 at 1506, talk at S7-S9 with LAH =
low audible het from another station on slightly different frequency.
Only scheduled is AWR Turkish via Moosbrunn. Possibly KSDA Guam had
not turned off promptly by 1500? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 7665, Nov 13 at 1556, S8-S9 of Chinese, 5+1 timesignal at
1600 and continues, i.e. CNR1 jammer. Altho not thoroly searched, I
had not noticed any on higher bands. Aoki shows 7665 victim is Sound
of Hope relaying Radio Free Asia, 0300-1700 via Pingtung site, Taiwan
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 395-MCW kHz, Nov 13 at 0712 UT, dash and YL, 1600-watt ND
beacon from Lynn Lake, Manitoba. Last logged Sept 16 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13740, Nov 13 at 1457, RHC is S9 but undermodulated, 1500
dead air and off; meanwhile, 13700 is VG S9+10 but no spurs.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15700, Nov 13 at 1553, CRI English relay is S9+10 but just
barely modulated including some hum. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** JAPAN. 11630, Nov 13 at 2227, interview in Japanese, at S9+20, so
strong an NHK relay? No, it`s direct from Yamata at 2100-2300 but 235
degrees oppositeward. Another curiosity, plenty big 300 kW signal off
the back at 55 degrees thisaway, or really misaligned reverse off the
front? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6957-USB, Nov 13 at 2219, UNIDENTIFIED S9 wild
tones, no carrier but seems centered here, followed by normal-sounding
SSTV and off 2220.6*. One other unID report of this:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,74231.0.html
who calls the sounds ``Electro dubstep music``, and also earlier:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,74228.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA [and non]. 13710, Nov 13 at 1458, Riyadh has heavy CCI
from something at tune-in, then clear S9/+10 beginning Qur`an. Nothing
currently scheduled up to 1500 on 13710 in Aoki or EiBi, but in HFCC
something in Kurdish via Moldova from BRB, which might well be wooden.
In A-season however, CRI English via Kashgar, East Turkistan, land of
cultural genocide, was heard on 13710 until 1457 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** SPAIN. 12030, Fri Nov 13 at 1505, and still 1546, open carrier dead
air at S6-S9, likely REE, while 9690 has a JBA carrier, nothing on
11940 or 11685. 12030 for ME is supposed to start at 1500 weekdays,
1400 weekends. Something`s not right at Noblejas (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. NEW WORLD OF RADIO times I have just found on the System B
skedgrid of WRMI: Friday 0130 and Tuesday 0200 both on 9955. Fri 0130
would be in addition to 5850 & 5010 on System F.

WORLD OF RADIO 2060 monitoring: confirmed UT Saturday November 14 at
0130 on WRMI 7780, VG S9/+10 into UTwente SDR. Next:

1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE [confirmed Nov 7]
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 61 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0200 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [NEW]
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Andy Robins, Kalamazoo
MI who with a US$ check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702
says, ``You provide an invaluable service that deserves support!``

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to:
woradio at yahoo.com

** U S A. 5950, Nov 13 at 0706, and at 2223 chex, NO signal from
WRMI-5; it`s never very strong or loud here, but now must be off the
air. Ivo Ivanov and Wolfgang Bueschel first noted its absence on Nov
11. NO mention of its absence or what is being done about it as of
2320 UT Nov 13 by WRMI on disgraced FB; unlike about the going and
coming of 9395 WRMI-6. It seems 5950 disappeared about the same time
9395 resumed, coincidence? 5950 had been 24 hours, even in the daytime
for short-range coverage on a 285 degree WNW azimuth, same as 7730
which is always much stronger here; was mostly TOMBS System C, or SMTV
System J, but also a variety of breakouts for Systems D, F and G
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 9955, Fri Nov 13 at 1511, this WRMI-3 is off, just
some residual pulse jamming. For a while it was extended past 1500.
Now skedgrid shows only on Sat & Sun until 1530 with `Full Gospel
Hour`, i.e. Blalock the Blaster, but is he still on WRMI? WBCQ said
that ``sweetheart`` quit over there, out of money (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. (7490), UT Sat Nov 14 at 0103, WBCQ webcast of `AAAWWW`,
declared to be ``live`` but never heard a YOOL date mentioned during
following hour; he never does so at the outset. First recommends a
27-minute B&W film produced in 1947y by NBC with a tour of Rockefeller
Center, ``Behind Your Radio Dial`` --- search that title on YouTube.
The lo-fidelity of telco transmitter feed lines back then. Early TV;
reminiscences of AHW`s father, who was brilliant --- too smart to be a
politician. Again they are trying to avoid politix, ``keeping the
powder dry``. Angela should have her own show to let loose on
political rants, AHW is seriously considering if she can be persuaded.
She erupts yelling a few times now, not good for the mikes nor for
listenears. ``This just can`t happen!!!``, i.e. Biden instead of
Trump. 0141 says on 7490 and 6160 now; neither checked here direct or
on remotes. Explaining clear-channel distant MW propagation. 0153
reads a few emails, one about the ``sham-demic``, that all
Democrat[ic] governors should be removed, to which AHW agrees. ``Still
waiting to acquire WHRI; it is going to happen``. 0158 prayer and over
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Nov 13 at 1549, several phone hams on USB in the 18 MHz
band, so I check 21 MHz whether it could be open? 21022 has a strong
CW calling CQ way too fast, and some other digital sounds below 21100,
but not a trace of any USB hams up to 21450 --- yet the band is open
from somewhere; not paying attention? Are there any constant beacons
on 14m like 10m? On 13m, 21525 WRMI is as usual a JBA carrier at best
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0228 UT November 14

 

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