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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This report dispatched at 0405 UT January 13

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This report dispatched at 1831 UT January 12

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This report dispatched at 1723 UT January 11

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 9-10, 2019  View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 10 2019

Hauser
** BRAZIL. Jorge Freitas, Bahia, replies to my survey of 25 & 31m ZYs:

``Hi Glenn,
11915, R GaÃcha, closed
11895, R LegiÃo da Boa Vontade, on
11780, RNA off (Without definition)
11765, closed
9550, R Boa Vontade, on
9515, off (I believe it closed)
9565, Super RÃdio Deus à Amor, on
9675, CanÃÃo Nova, off (I believe it closed)``
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165 & 6100, Jan 10 at 0636, both English RHCs are off, which
also explains why I had no JBA carriers as I tuned down past 6270 &
6230, normally leapfrogs of 6060 over 6165, and 6100 over 6165.
Something`s always wrong at RHC. 6060 is still on VG as usual, and so
is 6000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5039.943, Jan 10 at 0643, RHC English with a feature on JosÃ
Martà (named for the US radio service), way off-frequency again but
adequate modulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13756.586, Jan 10 at 1429, JBA spur // 13700 RHC. This is not
one of the loud FM ones often heard circa 13765. Not clear if it`s out
of 13700 or 13780v which is also on. It`s 56.586 kHz from 13700 and
see next item. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13779.239, Jan 10 at 1433, RHC Spanish strong fundamental is
another way-off-frequency. (In case significant, note it is 22.653 kHz
from the 13756.586 spur.) Something`s always wrong at RHC.

13882.9, Jan 10 at 1440, JJBBA carrier, like another RHC spur but just
too weak to match any audio or add more digits. It`s 103.66 kHz from
13780- and 182.9 kHz from 13700. Does not match up as a multiple of
other spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15139.831, Jan 10 at 1504, RHC VG but off-frequency again.
Something`s always wrong at RHC.

14968.253v, Jan 10 at 1502, wobbly very weak RHC spur, matched by
15311.403v, i.e. out of 15140v transmitter; but the closer pair circa
14997 & 15283 are not to be heard today.

Since 15140v is yet another off-frequency fundamental, its spurs
should also be offset slightly below their `normal` positions. The
independently measured separations now are: minus 171.578 kHz below;
plus 171.572 above --- a very close match by 6 Hz, within margin of
error! Something`s always wrong at RHC.

But we are indebted to the engineering staff for providing all these
monitoring and mathematical exercises on otherwise dull bands (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Jan 10 at 1422, JBA AM carrier, presumed what`s
left of TGAV Radio Verdad, 38 minutes after sunrise here (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HAWAII. 6501-USB, Jan 10 at 0633, rough modulation of marine
weather info, mainly ``seas``, i.e. wave heights in feet, for various
Pacific Ocean coÃrdinates.

Per EiBi it`s USCG Honolulu, NMO, scheduled at 0600-0635 & 1200-1235
only; 6501 time-shared with Alaska, Guam, Chesapeake, and Fuzhou. IIRC
this and/or other USCG stations have long suffered from lousy SSB
modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 9680, Jan 10 at 1528, W&M conversation in Japanese, poor.
It`s NHK, in clear after the China Radio War ends at 1400. NHK also on
9750, both for Asia of course (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, Jan 10 at 0635, undermodulated Spanish, S9-S7, as
XEPPM must be overrunning nominal 0600*; perhaps it`s still the RFI
news relay, cut off abruptly at 0638* during what may have been an ID.
For a long time now, earlier in evening, Radio EducaciÃn has been very
weak and also undermodulated, unusable. Clearly SW is the lowest
priority for them, as they are finally expanding into FM. We can only
hope they keep 6185 going as Mexico`s last SW station (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1964 monitoring: confirmed Wed Jan
9 at 2200 on WRMI 9955 and WBCQ 7490v, both good a few words apart.

Also confirmed new time of UT Thursday Jan 10 at 0100 on WRMI 7780,
poor S7-S9. Next:

2100 UT Thursday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 7780 to NE [NEW; unconfirmed]
0930 UT Friday Unique 5045-LSB ND NSW
0729 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
0930 UT Saturday Unique 5045-LSB ND NSW [alt weeks; Jan 19?]
1200 UT Saturday Unique 5045-LSB ND NSW
1200 UT Saturday Unique *9265 via WINB to WSW
1230 UT Saturday WRMI *9955 to SSE [NEW]
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday WRMI *9955 to SSE [NEW]
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique 5045-LSB ND NSW
2330 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE [NEW]
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

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

UNIDENTIFIED. 6990-LSB, Jan 10 at 0628, there he is again, the guy
with long aaaaaahhhhhhs between seeming Japanese syllables. I try to
copy some of those, not necessarily accurately: inati, irata, nishida,
ishanata, oshito, kunitobo, ishado koto, ishina, kita, kata, shana,
koto, ikeda, isina, kata, kita, isoto, ishabata --- and finally,
koshira repeated 9 times in a row.

For kix, I paste these into Google Translate to see what come out.
Immediately detects language as Japanese, and into English:

``Pilgrimage, I needed, Nodai, Nagai, Oshita, Kuonbo, Oka, Okayama,
Ikeda, Kana, Kyoto, Ikeda, Ikebana, Ikeda, Katakana, Iwaso, Welcome``

Two more tries with slight changes get some different wild guesses:

``Pilgrimage, I needed, Nodai, Nagai, Oshita, Kuonbo, Oka, Okayama,
Ikeda, Kana, Kyoto, Ikeda, Ikebana, Ikeda, Katakana, Iwaso, Ishihara,
Kohra``

``Pilgrimage, I needed, Nodai, Nagai, Oshita, Kuonbo, Oka, Okayama,
Ikeda, Kana, Kyoto, Ikeda, Ikebana, Ikeda, Katakana, Iwaso, Buddy``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1744 UT January 10

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 7 & 9, 2019  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 09 2019

Hauser
** BRAZIL. I am surveying the ZYs on 9 and 11 MHz in the nightmiddle:

11815.014, Jan 9 at 0613, VP assumed R. Brasil Central. This one is
the winner for closeness to nominal frequency.

11855.915 and audibly wobbling, Jan 9 at 0614, some Portuguese talk
from R. Aparecida, S3-S6. This one varies a lot, sometimes above
11856.

Only other signals on 25 mb are JBACs from N Korea 11680, 11710,
11735; Cuban jamming or RHC on 11860, 11930, 12000.

9664.686, Jan 9 at 0618, R. Voz MissionÃria is S5-S7. But many other
31m stations are inaudible, presumed off, approx.:

9819-, 9725+, 9675-, 9630+. Maybe SRDA 9565- is still there under the
stupid Cuban jamming. 9725 and 9675 have been gone for some weeks, but
9819 was heard not long ago, and 9630.5 is usually there.

The other ZYs listed in WRTH 2019 without daggers or double-daggers, I
never hear; perhaps some still active at more limited dayparts, not
overnight: 11935, 11915, 11895, 11780, 11765, 9550, 9515; most likely
off-frequency if ever running (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 13645, Jan 9 at 0611, very weak talk signal, the OSOB except
for VP NZ on 13730, which is often really the OSOB until 0700. HFCC
shows 13645 must be CRI English via Xi`an at 06-07 only, 500 kW at 200
degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11860 & 11930, Jan 9 at 0616, totally wasted residual pulse
jamming against R. Martà frequencies used only in the daytime.

12000, Jan 9 at 0617, RHC English is R5, S9-S7, much stronger than the
jammers. Altho harmonic 2 x 6000, it`s hard not to conclude 12000 is
intentional. As usual, not a trace of 2x the other three 6 MHz band
frequencies from the other site. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13779.239, Jan 9 at 1459, RHC way off-frequency again; it was
not on at earlier check 1409. Something`s always wrong at RHC, but: No
FM spurs today on band from 13700.

15690 & 15710, Jan 9 at 1451, CRI English 15700 via Cuba has a tone
audible only with BFO on but I can`t zero beat it. Keyboard matches to
D# above Cmiddle, or about 311 Hz. The same tone is JBA at plus and
minus 10 kHz spurs, the only sign of them around this transmitter. Not
exactly the same situation as 11840 evenings which always has much
attenuated plus/minus 10 kHz spurs with program modulation.
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15139.818, Jan 9 at 1413, this RHC is way off-frequency again
today and terribly distorted; spurs also detectable circa 14968,
14997, 15283 but not 15311. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. The Oklahoma Educational Television Authority had a big
surprise in store for us. Ever since the digital transition, the
second of four OETA channels has been called OKLA --- a mixture of
repeats of PBS and OETA main-channel programs, kidvid, and shall we
say, second-tier PTV shows.

On Monday January 7, OKLA was suddenly gone, replaced by PBS World,
apparently a sub-service of PBS which has already been available
elsewhere. Break-ins with some OETA repeats remain on the new 13-2,
but overall it provides a much more diversified schedule.

For example, BBC World News America had been airing at 2200 UT on
OKLA, and again at 2300 weekdays on OETA-HD (main channel). Now on 13
-2 instead, we have NHK World news at 2200, and DW News at 2230. NHK
had been absent from any OETA service for more than a year. Now we can
get three major foreign TV news sources in a row for a sesquihour.

I have mixed feelings about the change, since there was already more
worthwhile programming on OETA than I had time to watch! Full
schedules of all four OETAs are available here:
http://www.oeta.tv/schedule/

I can get OETA off the air, sometimes, depending on slight tropo
enhancement, but often marginal with breakup, or not at all. I
strongly suspect that the problem is not a weak signal, but QRM from
the second harmonic of local KNID 107.1 on 214.2 MHz, right in the
middle of the RF channel 13, 210-216 MHz spectrum.

13-1 and 13-2 are also on Suddenlink cable, 13 & 145, but maddeningly
have been only with flat mono sound, which I had to endure even during
the recent holiday music specials, and lots of PBS programs, notably
Nature have excellent stereo music background soundtrax.

After prodding OETA repeatedly to get this fixed, instead I finally
reached someone at Enid Suddenlink to investigate. It turns out that
their main source for OKC channels including OETA is a fibre-optic
feed from competing cable company Cox, which owns the OKC market.

He switched to Suddenlink`s backup, an off-air pickup in Seminole OK
(the other side of OKC, rather indirect!), and voilÃ, I hear stereo
again (on headphones, so there is no ambiguity). Thus we again have
$ tereo on OETA via cable as long as they keep getting it via Seminole.
If I want to see something on OETA Create, their third channel, I
still have to get it off the air or not at all.

I have been unable to find any PR on the OETA website about the change
from OKLA to PBS WORLD, but here`s something of far more import,
behind-the-scenes problems we never would know about from watching TV:

``OETA Acts to Protect Donor Funds
Last Updated by Aaron Morvan on Jan 09, 2019 at 4:34 pm

http://www.oeta.tv/blogs/media/oeta-acts-to-protect-donor-funds/?preview

The Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) Board of
Directors voted unanimously today to terminate its relationship with
OETA Foundation. In taking this action the Board is protecting donor
funds and the investment of Oklahomaâs taxpayers as well as the
integrity of OETA. OETA intends to fully comply with the intent of the
state law 1982 Okla. Sess. Laws 607, SB 454 to âencourage
contributions by private individuals, companies, foundations,
corporations and others in the private and public sectorsâ and will
immediately take steps to form a âpublic, nonprofit foundation which
will operate for the exclusive purpose of receiving, investing and
expending privately donated nonstate appropriated funds related to the
support, promotion, development and growth of educational and public
broadcasting in Oklahoma.â

In 1982 OETA collaborated with a diverse group of philanthropic
Oklahomans to create the OETA Foundation, Inc. The OETA Foundation and
OETA worked together for just over three decades with a shared goal to
bring Oklahomans quality, accessible, non-commercial programming
intended to entertain and enlighten.

OETA holds the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license for
public television in Oklahoma and as the licensee, OETA is closely
regulated by the FCC with sole responsibility for programming,
management, and content.

The once-cooperative and courteous relationship between OETA and the
OETA Foundation, Inc. has deteriorated dramatically. Recognizing this
serious situation, the OETA Board of Directors led intensive efforts
over a multi-year period to negotiate a modernized and reformed
operating agreement with the OETA Foundation, but unfortunately were
rebuffed by the OETA Foundation. As a result, multiple long-time OETA
Foundation Trustees resigned in 2018 in protest of this continued
irresponsible and harmful behavior towards OETA and the State of
Oklahoma.

In December of 2018, OETA Foundation filed suit against OETA to assert
control of the operations of OETA and to prevent donor funding from
reaching OETA. In response, OETA filed a petition asking the judge to
affirm OETAâs authority to select a more prudent and responsible
steward of OETAâs donor dollars and charitable gifts.

âAfter trying in good faith for over two years to reach an amicable
resolution we now find ourselves in the unfortunate position of being
forced to terminate our relationship with the OETA Foundation, Inc.,â
commented Garrett King of Weatherford, Chair of the OETA Board of
Directors. âThe OETA Foundation has precipitated this unfortunate
situation, but the OETA Board of Directors will uphold its
responsibilities to the public and to OETAâs generous donors. We will
protect and preserve OETA and its ability to execute the mission given
it by the Oklahoma Legislature.â

The OETA Board of Directors voted today in favor of a resolution which
provides the Chair of the Board the authority to proceed with
terminating the agreement with the OETA Foundation. As a result, OETA
intends to notify the OETA Foundation in writing directly of its
decision.

âWe took this action today pursuant to all applicable law and policy,
but we took no joy in being forced to do so by the OETA Foundationâs
reckless and damaging behavior,â King said. âIt is what we must do. We
have also taken the first crucial steps towards rebuilding OETAâs
capacity to fully cooperate with a new supporting charity as was
envisioned by the Legislature in 1982 and as was the reality for so
many positive, productive years. Private support has been and will be
crucial to OETAâs continued success and role as a positive force in
the lives of Oklahomans.â

King expressed his appreciation to the full OETA Board of Directors
for its engaged, resolute support of OETAâs employees and mission. He
also commended public media veteran Polly Anderson, the Executive
Director of OETA named by the Board in late 2017, for her
steadfastness in steering the organization through challenging times``

The root cause of this schism is totally unclear. Is it all about
money, or programming philosophy, or ?? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Jan 9 at 1403, WTWW-1 is S9+20/30 of dead air for at
least a minute; by 1449 recheck it`s modulating SFAW; by 1505 day
frequency 9475- is still not on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15490, Jan 9 at 1450, S8-S9 of open carrier with some
hum; per HFCC, EiBi and Aoki, nothing is scheduled here between 1230
and 1630, after Woofferton, before Issoudun (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1812 UT January 9

 

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