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Glenn Hauser logs October 2-3-4, 2019  View Printable Version 
Friday, October 04 2019

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.979, Oct 3 at 1336, JBA carrier on signature
off-frequency of LRA36; hardly any reports of them elsewhere the past
week and wondered if still active almost every day (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WORLD OF RADIO 2002, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, Oct 4 at 0307, after a summer of no reception,
JBA YL talk on Canadian Coast Guard marine weather frequency; having
misplaced link to CCG schedule, I find this worldwide one:
https://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/Maritime_Weather_Transmissions
which shows VCS Halifax NS starting 2749 at 0240; nothing now/yet on
2598-USB, the further and weaker NL channel (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 15565, Oct 4 at 0003, not much on 19m, but a fadey S7 signal
in Chinese here, i.e. CNR1 jammer vs VOA Chinese via Thailand;
certainly not either Radio Thailand to North in English on 15590
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370 // 15140, Oct 2 at 1942, RHC in English on both
frequencies; supposed to be 15140 only and 15370 other languages. This
follows dead air on both the other day. Something`s always wrong at
RHC. But interesting cultural item about Carmina Burana performed as a
dance after winning some award in Mexico? That I`d like to hearsee.
Soon into mandatory anti-American propaganda, how José Martí became
disillusioned with America after visiting it. But how was he to know
that in the next century, America would name a major radio and TV
service for him?! 2001 both into Arabic instead of French on 15140. By
2049 check, 15370 in Portuguese, 15140 off.

This on the BST-1 caradio; at first I did a double take when I heard
RHC English twice on the memory scan thinking I mishit the button, but
another time around, Morse readout of frequencies confirmed both. BTW,
this radio was out of commission for a while, as the antenna coax
broke; turns out it had been flexing forever out of sight as it went
into the trunk, every time it opened and closed; spliced it back
together and as good as new (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2002, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Oct 3 at 0535, RHC in Spanish instead of English, and
just barely modulated. Same situation Oct 4 at 0321 during a song,
S9+20 but JBM. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Oct 3 at 0537, surprised to hear the weakened voice of
Arnie Coro on RHC English --- is it his `Breakthru` science show? No,
despite being UT Thursday, it`s `DXers Unlimited` with ham radio
equipment topic. Hard to follow as he speaks too fastly and
indistinctly. Soon at 0540, outro as ``weekend edition of DXUL``! So
they are playing back the Sunday hour instead of Wednesday! And the
midweek should have aired the night before. Something`s always wrong
at RHC. There is a tremendously sad disparity between his ailing voice
now and the canned outro recorded years ago when he was in full voice.
Mandatory anti-American propaganda follows, `Connecting the Dots`
about the many sins of Andrew Jackson against native Americans;
certainly true but only the worst of American history may be
mentioned. What about the fate of the Taíno in Cuba?? 6100 is best of
the lot by far, S9+30 with good modulation; 6165 is JBA! 6000 is
undermodulated at S9-S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Oct 3 at 1339, S9 of dead air from RHC while 15230 is
OK, not an unusual situation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13566 S9, 13633 S9+10, 13768 S9, 13835 S9, Oct 9 at 1400,
approx. centers of panoply of FM spurblobs out of RHC 13700-AM at
approx. intervals of 65-68 kHz, but none detectable further out circa
13500 & 13900, not even the F# tone which accompanies program audio on
the closer ones. Unlike 13700 itself, the stronger spurs are about
equally readable in FM or AM mode. Some days these are present, other
days not at all; how does RHC manage that, where something is always
wrong? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9620-9660, Oct 3 at 1450, RHC 9640 is still surrounded by a
buzzfield, also audible at the center along with some hum. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Oct 3 at 1946, RHC in Arabic, supposed to be in
French; while 15140 succeeds to be in English. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Oct 3 at 2353, RHC is off its #1 frequency so I check
for others: also off, 11850 and its 11840/11860 spurs; and 11670.
Still on this band, 11700 in Spanish and 11950 Mesa Redonda until
2400. 13740 and 7380 also missing; 9535, 9640, 5040, 6000 still on and
the 5990 CRI relay. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15120, Oct 4 at 0001, CRI relay is dead air; 15730 RHC is
very poor but modulated. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA [and non]. 4055, Oct 4 at 0309, S9 to S9+10 of open
carrier, dead air from TGAV, Radio Truth/Verdad, just like WBCQ 7490.1
and WRMI 7780. At least the electric companies benefit (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 12110, Oct 3 at 2351, S5-S7 JBA talk; scheduled as VOA
Burmese via Tinang, 2330-2430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 9690, Oct 2 at 2102, REE North American frequency
is off. 11670 for Africa also continues AWOL; 12030 to ME is S9-S8 of
dead air once again --- leaving only one in service, 11940 to S
America but VP here. 9690 not a propagation problem since Greek music
OK on 9420 at 2105. Yet a sesquihour earlier at 1930, Wolfgang
Bueschel reported 9690 on, and also 12030 apparently then with
modulation too; during a silly ballgame (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF
RADIO 2002, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9740, Oct 2 at 2107, W&M talking, VP and not sure of
language, then recognize English; China? No, scheduled as VOA in
French this semihour weekdays, via Woofferton. Maybe a bit of English
mixed in language lesson? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2001 monitoring: confirmed Wed Oct
2 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490.070v, fair S7-S8. I`m not upcut here but
instead automation chops off last half of ``Q`` in singing ID before
music can resolve, and starts WOR on time; this has happened for quite
a while.

Also confirmed UT Thursday Oct 3 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, poor-fair.

WORLD OF RADIO 2002 contents: Albania, Antarctica, Ustralia, Austria,
Bolivia, Brasil, Canada non, China, Cuba, Finland, France, Germany,
Japan/Korea North non, Korea South, Mali, New Zealand, North America,
Oman, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Sa`udi Arabia, Spain, Thailand,
Turkey, USA and non, Vietnam, Zambia; and the propagation outlook.
Completed by 0112 UT October 4 ready for first broadcasts Friday:

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [alt weeks, Oct 12]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [or 0830? or 5045-USB?]
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [or 1030?]
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes][or 0700?]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330, as of Oct 3 at 1448 and 1945 chex, still no signals
from WBCQ; in fact I think nothing since the Sept 28 AAAWWW when it
was not the 500 kW. Nor has AW twitted anything about it the past
week. Setup stalled even with techs helping from the manufacturers?
Aren`t the WLC flat-earthers paying for it getting impatient? Gotta
get this going before the world ends! Remember the target date had
been last July. Maybe more news on AAAWWW this week from 0000 UT
Saturday on 7490v et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2002, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7490.1, Oct 4 at 0310, S5-S9 of dead air from
WBCQ. 7780 WRMI and 4055 TGAV are also open carrier now; situation
contagious? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7780, Oct 4 at 0311, WRMI is S9-S8 of dead air; so
is WBCQ 7490.1 and 4055 TGAV; hey stations, wake up or turn off (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Oct 2 at 2050, WJHR again audible on proper
frequency but JB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5072.010 and 5097.988, Oct 4 at 0322 I am still detecting
the JBA parasitic spur carriers out of WTWW-2 where music modulation
is audible only on VG S9+30 fundamental measured on 5085.002, i.e.
approx. 12.99 kHz above and below; used to be more like 12.90; Ted
adjusted? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1560, Oct 4 at 0249 UT, Vietnamese song at usual good signal
level from KGOW Bellaire (Houston) TX, and // 1480 KNGO The Metroplex
but not synchronized. Checking this because earlier Oct 3, Paul Walker
posted:

``Everyone's favorite ethnic station, Viet Radio 1560 KGOW
Bellaire/Houston is completely off the air due to flooding from
Tropical Depression Imelda that has "Detrimentally affected the
transmission equipment". They are completely off the air instead of
using the separate day or night site full time like last time when the
day site got flooded``. He then clarified that KGOW had applied to FCC
today for an STA to be off the air; and someone in Houston said 1560
was off at 21 UT.

I pointed out that Imelda flooding in Houston was old news from a
sesquiweek ago, and that I was still hearing KGOW last night or this
morning.

Scott Fybush replied, ``I was in Houston in the immediate aftermath of
Imelda, from the 19th until the 22nd. KGOW was on the air every time I
checked. I didn't go out to its transmitter site(s), so I don't know
which site it was using or what the state of those sites might have
been.

(Based on my visits and conversations with the local engineers, there
was no flooding damage to any Houston broadcast sites, though I was
unable to visit KTRH 740 because the road leading to the site was
underwater. There were no signals off the air or noticeably at reduced
power while I was there.)

KGOW's sites are pretty far west, as I recall. The flooding was
predominantly east. I'm not saying KGOW didn't suffer some sort of
damage... but what it's telling the FCC doesn't match up very well
with what I saw and heard last month.``

As for KYND 1520, Stephen Luce, Houston replies Oct 3 on the WOR iog
to my previous report: ``The station has been off the air since
September 25. Operation had been highly irregular prior to that
date``. So was that because of flooding? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0619 UT October 4

UNIDENTIFIED. 1560, Oct 4 at 0305 UT, USA Radio News concluding as QRM
to KGOW just checked in Vietnamese. That network only applies to three
1560 daytimers in the NRC AM Log, KTUI Sullivan MO, or WCNW Fairfield
OH or WFSP Kingwood WV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 1-2, 2019  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, October 02 2019

Hauser
** ARGENTINA [non]. 7780, Oct 1 at 2227 WRMI with music, sounds like
Oldies, or rather scheduled APS Radio; and 9395 with different music,
gospel? Thus RAE`s German hour, which they are still sending to WRMI,
has got lost, supposed to be M-F 22-23 on 9395 per both WRMI and RAE
skeds (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9155, Oct 2 at 1256, VP Chinese, and weaker 9180, both CNR1
jammed SOH frequencies. Altho did not do an exhaustive continuous
bandscan, no more WOOB noticed in the 11s, 13s but a JBA carrier at
1320 on 14980, which also qualifies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Oct 1 at 1931, RHC is S8 of dead air, and so is 15140
at S9+20. 15140 is supposed to be amid first airing of English hour
while 15370 is supposed to be starting French. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7380, Oct 1 at 2226, RHC is in choking Arabic instead of
scheduled French to Africa! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Oct 2 at 1248, RHC is on but undermixed with FE, CRI
Beijing in Russian and/or KCBS Pyongyang, in any event Commies vs
Commies vs Commies! RHC also in clear on stronger 6000 which also
produces a good harmonic on 12000, while there is nothing on 12200.
Such a signal on 12000 makes me wonder if RHC deliberately allow 6000
to harmonicize, since in past 12000 has been a legit RHC fundamental,
but not so scheduled now, any more than the 11980 harmonic of the 5990
CRI relay. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9620-9670 approx., Oct 2 at 1301, lopsided buzz field out of
9640 RHC which itself is crackly and hummy. Worst peaks about 9627 and
9653. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, Oct 2 at 1303, this RHC has just come on joining 13740
on band which started earlier. 13700 is notably weaker at S9/+10 than
13740 S9+20/30, and also less modulated. And also fails to provide any
FM spur constellation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Oct 2 at 1308, this RHC is dead air and weaker than
modulated stronger S9+20 15230. 1423 recheck 75 minutes later, 15140
*still* dead air and 15230 VG. Is no one paying attention at Titán,
site Aoki-listed for both in the morning, whether a transmitter be
modulating at all? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 9455, Oct 2 at 1258 music, 1259 AWR Guam sign-off with
details such as 100,000 watts, but never mentions KSDA callsign! Is
that a violation? At end of daily Korean hour and off (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1000, Oct 2 at 0611 UT Mexican music with slow SAH against
KTOK OKC nulled, 0614 ``La Rancherita`` ID over music. IRCA log says:

``1000 XEFV Chih Ciudad Juarez 1000 ---- La Rancherita Mil AM 24h
RAN/NOR MEGA No FM. License expired but AM is still active 7/19``

The SAH is about the same as I get from KKIM Albuquerque but no sign
of it now, and there was no sign of XEFV when I last heard KKIM. So I
wonder if XEFV be erratic? Altho 24h, IRCA leaves blank its night
power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DXLISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1020, KOKP: See USA, starting with 1020 KDKA

** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Oct 2 at 1238 UT, KGYN with ``The Five States` Big
Talker`` slogan. They`ve had a CP longtime for 50/10/CH39 kW instead
of U2 10/10, but will it ever eventuate? There was once talk of moving
the whole thing to the OKC market, getting rid of 1220 KTLV, but FCC
now shows almost exactly the same east-of-Guymon coordinates both for
the current LIC and CP; the CP only one second of longitude further
east or about 82 feet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 17, Oct 2 and always, the latest reboot a few weeks
ago of K17JN-D Enid has kept it on the air with no further tech
problems, except it is permanently IDing falsely: ``DTV 41-1
KCYH-LD``! As explained before, that is its parent station in Ardmore,
on the other side of OK, whose software must have been imported here,
overwriting any reference to its true call K17JN-D which always
appeared before on the PSIP. Still 3ABN with a bunch of extra video
channels as 41-3 silent: (unsupported audio codec``), 41-5, 41-6, and
``audio only`` as 41-7, 41-8 and 41-9.

Are such false IDs a fineable offense? Has anyone seen anything like
this anywhere else? If any DXer picked this up she would surely assume
it was transmitted from Ardmore, not Enid, depriving this city of its
only local TV signal, despite some others licensed here such as RF9,
but really in OKC if on the air at all. There were/are others really
in Tulsa or even Kansas (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 28. KFOR-TV OKC has been plugging Nexstar as if it is
now part of that. It is; I found this notice at
https://www.nexstar.tv/nexstar_tribune_closing_webcast_2019/

``Nexstar Media Group and Tribune Media Closing Webcast
September 20, 2019

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) (“Nexstar”) completed its
previously announced acquisition of Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO)
(“Tribune Media”) in an accretive transaction, creating the nation’s
largest local broadcaster. Nexstar is hosting conference call and
webcast at 10:00 a.m. ET on Friday, September 20 to review the
transaction and host a question and answer session.

To access the conference call, interested parties may dial
334/777-6978 (domestic and international callers). The Conference ID
Number is 2037601. Please call five minutes in advance to ensure that
you are connected. Questions and answers will be taken only from
participants on the conference call.

Participants may also listen to a live webcast of the call (link
below). For the webcast, please allow 15 minutes to register, download
and install any necessary software. A webcast replay will be available
for 90 days following the live event at www.nexstar.tv.
Click here for the webcast
Nexstar Tribune Closing Investor Presentation``

Isn`t this entirely too much media ownership concentration? I hope
Nexstar politix are not as anti-American as Sinclair`s.

``Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other
services to 197 television stations (including partner stations) in
115 markets or approximately 63% of all U.S. television households
including 142 local web sites and 316 local news and weather mobile
apps.``

Here`s their station roster and a map including KFOR in OKC as market
rank 45 (rabbitears.info has had it at only 50).
https://www.nexstar.tv/stations/
How can such smaller cities as Harrisburg PA, Spartanburg SC, outrank
OKC??? Hagerstown MD is #6??? One of the largest cities, San Diego CA
is #29??

``(1) Market rank refers to ranking the size of the Designated Market
Area (“DMA”) in which the station is located in relation to other
DMA’s. Source: Investing in Television Market Report 2008 4th Edition,
as published by BIA Financial Network, Inc.``

It shows all the subchannels with each station --- not quite, not yet
CBS` Dabl on KFOR`s #4. At least KFOR is Nexstar`s only property in OK
so far, along with sibling RF-19 KAUT ``43``. This ensures that RF 25,
KWTV ``9`` may still continue its self-promotion as OKC`s only
locally-owned station (Glenn Hauser, OK, October 1, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** SAO TOME E PRINCIPE. 15660, Oct 1 at 1928, HOA music, VP S2-S3,
gone at 1930. Aoki/NDXC shows it`s VOA Pinheira at 1900-1930 M-F in
Tigrinya. Other VOA usage of 15660: 1800-1900 daily Amharic via
Woofferton; 1730-1800 M-F Oromo via STP; 1400-1500 Sat/Sun Kirundi via
STP. Propagation is so poor that any extra-continental signal like
this on 19m is notable. Except as an unaccented country header, STP
should be spelt São Tomé e Príncipe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 9870, Oct 1 at 1938, S5-S7 of dead air. Scheduled
18-23 is SA in Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, Oct 1 at 2224, VOT is JBA in absence of RTTY,
undermodulated S6-S9 so English to North America is still a loss
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 8992-USB, Oct 2 at 1255, test count and ``Andrews, out``.
Believe this is same frequency with echoey encrypted broadcasts, also
from Andrews AFB, MD? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Oct 1 at 1929, WJHR gospel huxter is S1, back
here after an inexplicable spell on 15550-USB, but mostly inaudible,
unpropagable, or off? Now there must be a sporadic E boost over this
1190 km/740 mile path from Milton FL, as 15610 WEWN AL is also way
above normal, S9+20, but not 15825 WWCR TN, still JBA. At 1955 I check
the Es DX-map, seeing one 25 MHz MUF blob over Atlanta (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 870, Oct 2 at 1230 UT, finally a non-ID from KFJZ Fort
Worth: ``Radio Libertad 8-70 A-M`` twice, 7:30 TC and into talk about
Biblia, Jeová. Radio-locator.com still hasn`t caught up with this
instead of business news in English.

Searching on slogan quoted leads to this convoluted listing showing
additional slogan ``LA QUE LLEGO PARA QUEDARSE`` which means, whew,
there will never be any more changes!

https://tunein.com/radio/Radio-Libertad-870-AM-s32636/
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Genres: Vietnamese Talk
Description: Estación de radio con formato cristiano
Language: Spanish
Contact: 817-649-1870
Website: http://www.870am.net
[but that website goes nowhere]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1020, Oct 2 at 0557 UT, KOKP Perry OK has a slow SAH of
118/minute = almost 2 Hz, and nulling my semi-local 250-watter as much
as possible, `Red Eye Radio`, which is on KDKA Pittsburgh, doing
better than usual here. Long gone are the nights when KDKA was primary
on 1020 from a kilomile away; slightly closer 1100 WTAM Cleveland does
much better. CBS cannot be accused of being left-wing or even
mainstream as long as it voluntarily airs far-right talkshows like
RER.

CBS owns KDKA? Licensee is Entercom. Well, Wikipedia explains:
``Entercom Communications Corporation is a publicly traded American
broadcasting company and radio network based in Bala Cynwyd,
Pennsylvania. Founded in 1968, it is the second largest radio company
in the United States, owning 235 radio stations across 48 media
markets. In November 2017, Entercom merged with CBS Radio; as a
result, CBS's shareholders held a 72% stake of the company's stock.``

How long has KOKP existed? License-to-cover granted 1/1/1978, but
unlike for some stations, FCC AM Query does not show its initial
airdate. Strangely, NRC AM Log lists address for KOKP and sibling 1580
KOKB Blackwell as in Ponca City, which is next to Blackwell; but I
thought that Triple Play Sports HQ is in Stillwater with their FM
station 105.1; altho they can split as needed for more than one local
silly ballgame at once. FCC also shows a P O Box in PC, with KOKP call
effective 10/26/98. Previous callsign changes:
KVCS 12/15/1995, KASR 03/03/1993, KRAD 09/05/1985
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1520, Oct 2 at 1243 UT, a quarter-hour after LSR here, KOKC
has no SAH and no QRM from Vietnamese, so it seems KYND Cypress TX is
OFF again, especially since Viet from 1560 KGOW Bellaire TX, both
Houston market, is still audible but soon to fade; last time they were
simulaudible and //. 1480, KNGO, The Metroplex, however, is still
audible with Vietnamese sounding same as on 1560 altho not matched.
KYND official October sunrise is 1230 UT, but until 1430 should be on
reduced critical hours power of 18 instead of 25 kW. November: 1245
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Oct 2 at 1224-1228
around local sunrise 1227: With K-index of 2, nothing looping NW from
E Asia, Japan/Korea, but from WSW, Australia/New Zealand, u.o.s.:
1548, 882, 702, 612; 1098-west. Steve McGreevy, California, says ``I
REALLY enjoy and am fascinated by your TA/TP MW scans/observations
from mid-continent -- SpM`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13950, Oct 1 at 1933, very distorted 2-way and off, not
even sure if SSB; nothing further in few minutes but to be checked
again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 14775.6-USB, Oct 2 at 1321, another 2-way in Spanish,
less colloquial than 14982 but still some putas referenced (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 14982-USB, Oct 2 at 1311-1320 tune-out, 2-way in
colloquial Spanish. I think I am rather fluent in comprehending proper
broadcast Spanish, but colloquial conversations, especially among
uneducated speakers, are quite another matter. Usually I have little
patience with them as there are never going to be any sort of IDs, but
this time I struggle to copy some verbiage, including: ``caracol``
snail; ``toneladas`` tons, ``25 a 26 del norte`` referring to
latitude; ``tiburón`` shark; ``puta`` whore sprinkled here and there
as a pause or interjexion rather than the full ``puta madre``.

So anyhow this smax of maritime, fishermen or poachers, smugglers? One
is quite stronger than the other, and such a high frequency suggests a
considerable skip distance apart, like 1000+ miles, OR they are so
close that they reach each other by direct radio waves across the
ocean waves; yet would be less overhearable on VHF (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15758.8-USB, Oct 2 at 1305, VP 2-way in Spanish in an
almost vacant expanded broadcast band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1907 UT October 2

 

Glenn Hauser logs September 30-October 1, 2019  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, October 01 2019

Hauser
** KOREA SOUTH. 5990, Oct 1 at 1311, VP talk unknown language, but
something new. Soon IDed by Ron Howard heard a few hours earlier as
Echo of Hope - VOH, ex-5995 among a bunch of other frequency shifts by
such clandestines, also 3980 ex-3985, 6348 ex-6350. Voice of the
People 3905 ex-3910, 3475 ex-3480, 6595 ex-6600. Their other
frequencies unchanged. ``Thanks very much to the timely alerts from
both Hiroshi and Hiroyuki Komatsubara, as to these changes.`` Ron`s
full report in the WOR iog (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Sept 30 at 1852 UT, KOKB Blackwell is back on air
after silence a few days, during which ``Triple Play Sports`` was
changed to ``Double Play`` --- just kidding (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 27454.8-LSB & 27454.9-LSB, Sept 30 at 2130-2137+, strong
local QSO between two good ole boys about weather etc., not on exactly
same frequency, no IDs. Absolutely no skip or local signals on any
official CB channels, not even major CB calling/traffic frequencies,
so I kept tuning into freeband for anything at all. Maybe this is a
regular Enid hangout (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 11670, Sept 30 at 2123, no signal from REE`s African
frequency, nor has there been for at least several days whenever
checked; other ones are better but not totally reliable: 12030, 11940,
9690. Apparently one transmitter stays down, altho HFCC
http://www.hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A19&broadc=REE
shows these imaginary/alternate frequencies on the 161-degree beam:
11530, 15350, 15360, 21620 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2001 monitoring: confirmed via
UTwente SDR, Monday Sept 30 at 1816.5 on 7290 from IRRS; big open
carrier came on at *1812.6; music at 1814.4 instead of talk fragment,
Aïda march at 1815.0. VG signal but some fading/distortion, better on
ECSS tuning. HFCC registers this as 0 degrees/ND from ``Milano`` so
it`s no help about true spex. Observer, Bulgaria says it`s 100 kW, 300
degrees from Saftica, the third site in ROMANIA. Like Tsiganeshti,
it`s slightly north of Bucharest. Guess what, 300 degrees from there
aims right at London and Miami, and not far off UTwente. Next:

2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 650, October 1 at 0611 UT, surprised to hear news instead of
music, not WSM? No, soon finishing ``CBS News Update``, back to WSM
singing ID; odd time to drop it in. Seems to me WSM was originally NBC
for many years (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 820, October 1 at 0609 UT, country music under WBAP but soon
fading up and overtaking it by 0613 on E-W longwire. Like last night,
WWBA Largo FL is on 50 kW day power instead of 1 kW night. Meanwhile,
I see that WWBA has been heard as far away as BC, where FL is quite
rare (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 870, October 1 at 1228 UT, Spanish ads with Dallas
addresses, including a church, so definitely KFJZ Fort Worth in new
REL:SS format; squeezed between WWL and XETAR, about to fade out
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880-DSB, October 1 at 1232 UT, Western Indian Network
tri-station ID for KTBA 760, KHAC 880 and KWIM 104.9; 1233 `Ask Pastor
Mike` about suicide; all in English. KHAC officially Tse Bonito NM.
Easily separable from KRVN close to right angles; and KHAC obviously
still a major cheater, U1 10000/430 long before October sunrise 1315
UT (November: 1345) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1010, October 1 at 1235 UT, RCC chanting, in morning mass as
on Radio Católica Mundial, from the direxion of and no doubt out of
KTNZ Amarillo TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1090, October 1 at 0619 UT, two strong stations at about
equal level thus making a very heavy SAH of 256/minute = 4.27 Hz. One
is RCC talk in English, sounds like M. Angelica, obviously EWTN`s KEXS
Excelsior Springs (Kansas City market) MO, supposedly a 10 KW
daytimer; the other, as soon it IDs, KAAY Little Rock. Catholix vs
Protestants! BTW, I remarked that the NRC AM Log does not deal with
STAs, which is true in the case of 1520 KOKC, but for KAAY it shows
STA U1 5000/5000 instead of U2 50000/50000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1715 UT October 1

 

Glenn Hauser logs September 29-30, 2019  View Printable Version 
Monday, September 30 2019

Hauser
** ARMENIA. 9300, Monday Sept 30 at 1313, TWR IS at S3-S5, 1315
opening announcement unknown language; again at 1359 TWR IS is JBA.
Per Aoki/NDXC, convoluted schedule of TWR India via Yerevan-Gavar for
day 2 shows starting 1315 in Mun language; 1400 going from Hin-di to
Kum. So what are these obscure minolitylangs? Per EiBi`s readme.txt
MUN Mundari: India-Jharkhand, Odisha (1.1m) [unr]
KUM Kumaoni/Kumauni: India-Uttarakhand (2m) [kfy]
At least the gospel huxters are countering Modi`s Hindi-above-all
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 990, UT Monday Sept 30 at 0604 UT, CBW Winnipeg is the only
CBC station we get dependably, now opening its overnight relays of
foreign stations, 1-5v am local, with `DW WorldLink`, first about
illegal migration from Bangladesh to India. Been a long time since
I`ve checked the schedule, so here it is for this week:

https://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/2019/09/30/cbc_radio_one/?t=1569858526733

Tue-Sat however the first hour is `The World` from USA which we can
hear the previous afternoon on KOSU. Display does not give the country
source for the other programs, some of them familiar from Monocle, BBC
or ABC, NPR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5990, Sept 29 at 0537, RHC is here on wrong frequency,
supposed to be only for CRI relays at 23-01! S9+20 song in Spanish, so
it is English or Spanish service? Soon announcement in English, and //
much weaker 5040, 6100 S9+30, much stronger than 6165 S9/+10 and JBM.
Nothing on 6000 which is where it`s supposed to be, and now 5990
splashes upon 5985 WRMI which is on this late Mondays only with gospel
huxter. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 11860, Sunday Sept 29 at 2145, Radio Martí, Grimesland,
with silly baseball game coverage, two guys with crowd noise, etc.,
apparently live involving the Cardenales and speculating about the
Serie Mundial. I don`t see how béisbol-crazy dentroCubans could not be
listening to this. Not much jamming audible here. Also on 11930 and
presumably 9565 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Quick check Sunday Sept 29 at 2130 UT: 1580
KOKB Blackwell OK is still OFF; so is 1130 KLEY Wellington KS; but
1280 KSOK Arkansas City KS is still on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. Re my lament that KM6 calls are no longer Midway,
Jim K5JG, replies on the ptsw group:

``Glen[n] et all, Changing the prefixes for overseas entities was done
around 1979-1980 when the entire Amateur Radio callsign structure was
changed. I remember reading at the time that the FCC was forecasting
that they were just a few years away from running out of callsigns
under the old structure and came up with the present scheme to
mitigate that possibility.

It always seemed exotic and exciting to hear KM6 (Midway), KX6
(Kwajalein Island), KC6 (Eastern Caroline Islands), KG6 (Guam /
Marianas Islands), KW6 (Wake Island), or KV4 (Virgin Islands) coming
back to your call. Note that some Pacific island entities that were US
possessions are now independent countries and have non-US prefixes.

Nowadays, KH-something and KP-something is just boring.

When the restructuring occurred, no one was forced to change their
existing callsign as it only applied to new callsigns. So, not only is
it theoretically possible for a Guam Islander with an old KG6xx call
to fall right between two California KG6xx callsigns in the FCC
database, but one could contact two Guam stations in a row, one a KG6
and the other a KH2! Makes things even more confusing.

Another good source for info on deleted US prefixes is:
http://www.ac6v.com/oldprefix.php#OLD
and scroll down a little. 73, Jim K5JG``
(via Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2001 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
September 29 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, VP with ECSS at S5-S7.

Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 30 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, fair S8-S9; but
// 9395 is JBA, as the MUF is degraded leaving lower but sidebeam 7780
better here.

Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 30 at 0230, JBA on WRMI 7780.

Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 30 starting at 0258.5 on Area 51
webcast; WBCQ 5130.0 is VP.

Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 30 at 0330 on WRMI 9955 JBA? But OK on
webcast. Next:

1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 820, Sept 30 at 0610 UT, unusual music way over talker WBAP
which normally owns 820 here at night --- 0611 UT singing ID as WWBA
and gospel country song. U4 50/1 kW WWBA in Largo FL (TSP market, not
Key Largo!) has got to be on day power and pattern, but major lobes
NNW/SSE, not so good for us, so possibly ND now? If they do this
again, should make it very DXable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 990, Sept 30 at 1222 UT, turning back on still tuned here
after CBW, obits concerning Cassville and Monett, i.e. KRMO Cassville
MO, U1 2500/47 watts. OK since Sept sunrise is officially 1200 UT, but
not tomorrow, October 1230. These towns are in the SW corner of MO,
and KWAM Memphis no problem by now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1060, Sept 30 at 1226 UT, M&W chat in Spanish from
NW/SE, which rules out KXPL and KIJN in far west TX, and all of
Mexico. So what SS are on that axis in new NRC AM Log? KDYL South Salt
Lake UT, U1 10000/149 but this is far before sunrise there. Aside from
language, I would expect primary hearance from KRCN Longmont CO, U1
50000/111/psra 500, but it`s also not sunrise there until 1245 UT
(Oct: 1315 UT), and listed as EWTN in English. Furthermore, by 1229 UT
I am getting CCI from another SS also NW/SE with a song. There are no
other possibilities unless something has flipped, and even then hardly
anything on that axis. Furthermore the first station is also producing
a LAH, significantly off-frequency I think to the plus. But mwoffsets
http://mwlist.org/mwoffset.php?khz=1060
does not show any US station far enough off either side to produce a
low audible het, including the ones I have mentioned. Max would be +13
from MN (but XERDO Matamoros was plus 77 Hz in 2015; but that would be
almost due south). At 1240 UT I have switched to the R75 so no DFing,
now hearing a ``gloria`` song that seems about 30 Hz minus.
Ideas? KIJN is shown as spot-on .000 altho I recall it used to be
significantly off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIEID. 4949.55-USB approx., Sept 30 at 1257, very weak 2-way
in Spanish *not* referring to putas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6950-USB, Sept 29 at 2134, 2-way Spanish ``puta madre``
INTRUDERS into our pirate band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9845, Sept 29 at 2142, YL in tonal Asian language, but
cuts off the air in less than a minute! Only thing Aoki listed is CNR1
from Beijing 572 site, not a jammer, at 2025-2400. But from what
little I heard, did not think it was Mandarin. Maybe something else
realized it had punched wrong frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1800 UT Sept 30

 

Glenn Hauser logs September 28-29, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, September 29 2019

Hauser
WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST Update

Hi Glenn, my latest Hitlist update:
https://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) Argentina - RAE: Updated all links to point to new webpages (thanks
to Glenn Hauser)
2) Czech Rep - R Prague: Updated entries to read R Prague Int (RPI)
3) USA - R Marti: Added links to archived programmes of Tú Eres la
Música, Interferencia and Postmoderno (thanks to Roger in WORiog).

Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be early
November. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe)

** BOLIVIA. 5952.474, Sept 29 at 0054, VP split-channel carrier must
be Radio Pio Doce, from the Twentieth Century, rarely active? or
heard, now with het against WRMI 5950, and amid its splash which is
inescapable. Aoki/NDXC shows span of RPXII is 10-01 UT which explains
why I am no longer hearing it a few minutes later (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180.025, Sept 29 at 0058, S9+10 of music, 0059 Brazuguese
announcement about ``música popular brasileira`` (MPB), the talk audio
somewhat suptorted, as RNA is here instead of no signal on 11780
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammers, Sept 29 at 1325-1332 during Sunday evening
cultural hour of serious/western music like 6180: 6230, 9180, 9215,
10160, 10960, 11120, 11460, some of them JBA carriers at known SOH
spots. At 1358 another JBAC on 14980, but none in the 12s, 13s (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9640, Sept 28 at 2208, this RHC is *not* producing
a buzz field from 10 to 30 kHz either side. Proof that it is not true
that I *never* have anything good to say about RHC. Carriers from
Brasil`s 9630.4 apparition and presumably from Guinea very weak 9650
are unimpeded (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7380, Sept 28 at 2212, S9+25 of dead air from RHC when the
African service in French is supposed to emit. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Sept 29 at 0600, RHC English is S9+10/20 with
sufficient modulation after dead air a few minutes earlier; while //
6000 S9+10 and 6165 S9 are both undermodulated. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700-AM, Sept 29 at 1336, spurblobs at 66-67 kHz intervals
with F# tone while programming is about equally audible in FM and AM
modes unlike 13700; wide but center peaking at approx.: 13503, 13566,
13634 which is S8; 13766, 13833, but no 13900. At 1410 more detected:
13435 vs CODAR; 13363 JBA, 13304 JBA but uncomfortably close to NY
Radio ATC on 13306-USB. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 5960, Sept 29 at 0130, beepery during Kim`s radiogram
minute within The Mighty Farty KBC, out of Nederland via Nauen, but
only S9-S7 and noisy. Propagation degraded as WWV reported:

``Solar-terrestrial indices for 28 September follow.
Solar flux 67 and estimated planetary A-index 27.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0000 UTC on 29 September was 4.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level occurred.``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, Sept 27 at 2226, bits of music at S7, 2227
ID as ``---- Call? Radio``, more rock, 2233 country. These logs say
it`s Skunk Hole Radio, first heard directly as far away as Germany:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,58569.0.html
My first scan of the pirate band shortly after 2200 found zero
activity (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6900-USB, Sept 27 at 2227, S8 rock music, but off by
2232. Only two other logs of this, as unID:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,58567.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, Sept 28 at 2205, again today no trace of VOT English
to N America, just heavy RTTY from presumed NAU PR. MANY other (but
not all) VOT transmissions are being reported missing by Wolfgang
Bueschel and Ivo Ivanov; and/or in some cases, frequencies wandering
all over the band from their proper spot, not just a few Hz or 0.7 kHz
offsets as before. Something`s VERY wrong at the Emirler transmitter
site of VOT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7234-LSB, Sept 28 at 2220, ``WW0WWV special event station
calling CQ`` but not much response after several tries. No pileups
here unlike some other specials, as below. One contact I think with op
at Fort Collins IDing self as Fred, AF4BW. Someone gives him a call
off-frequency at 7233.5-LSB. Recheck at 0109 Sept 29, WW0WWV now slid
to 7235-LSB and generating pileups.

First after 2200 I was checking 14238-USB, but no WW0WWV heard there
and only a few other phone signals on 20m; too close to Ft Collins.

Mick Delmage, Sherwood Park, AB, had tipped us on the WOR iog earlier:
``For those that want to hear special event station WW0WWV, they are
making it very well to the east on 14238u kHz at 1930 UT Sept 28. 73``
Maybe these will be applicable again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. As I am hunting for WW0WWV, find some other special events
on 40m.

7246.0-LSB, Sept 28 at 2214. Some station who fails to give his own
call keeps uttering QRZ; those calling him don`t mention his call
either, only their own, a gross failure of operational etiquette. He
has trouble copying contact calls so they repeat theirs over and over
fonetikaly. (BTW, some editors insist on ``correcting`` my Hauserisms
which are making a point, or at least enlivening the text.) Serial
number is 0388 during what sounds like ``Park to park contest`` but
not sure of the keyword park (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7184-LSB, Sept 28 at 2225, N1O calling CQ. Such a call must
be something special. Indeed, QRZ.com leads to this page, which as
usual cannot be linked directly even when logged in:

``N1O USA
OSCAR NORRIS Ham of the Century
P.O. BOX 622
McAdenville, NC 28101

CQ CQ CQ --- ​IN HONOR OF THE HAM OF THE CENTURY OSCAR NORRIS W4OXH

On September 25th Oscar will be 102 years young (born 1917).
From September 20th thru September 29th 2019 we will be running a
special event to honor Oscar. The event will begin at 00:01 UTC
September 20th (September 19th) and end at 11:00 pm on the 29th.

Oscar is still very much active on 2 meters, 70cm and DMR.
Oscar has made contacts all over the world on D-Star and DMR.
Oscar is totally blind and has the ability to work Amatuer Radio
(licensed since 1949). Oscar can be found most of the time on the
444.450 W4CQ repeater of the Charlotte Amateur Radio Club.

STATIONS OPERATING UNDER THE N1O CALL SIGN
Here's a list of stations we have that will be using the N1O special
event call sign and their operator number.

# 1 Tony N4ATJ, #2 Gary Whitt W5GDW, #3 Robert W7CSA, #4 Fred W4FAC, #
5 Gary Holland KN4RAB, #6 John NJ4Z, #7 Craig KN4EHZ, #8 David W4JL,
#9 Howard WB4UD, #10 John C. N2JWC, #11 Kevin WA9VFD, #12 David N1DDC,
#13 Brian WB4GS, #14 Bob W4RWS, #15 Rodney W2ROD, #16 Darcy K4DQP, #17
Elliott KN4MGP, #18 Dalton W4WXL and #19 Mack W4ZFD.

Bonus Station --- Oscar Norris W4OXH. He will be working from time to
time, so see if you can contact him. He will be operating under the
call sign of W4OXH/N1O. He will be spotted on DX Summit and DX
Watch...``

So apparently I was not hearing Oscar himself but who knows which one
of those guys honoring him (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7180-LSB, Sept 29 at 0107, W4D, ``special event honoring the
[fifth?] military veterans``; also with an AM carrier at 0108, surely
not VOBMEritrea this early. CQ in the clear at 0133 says ``honoring
all military veterans`` --- thank you very much! 0326 still there
calling CQ. QRZ.com explains:
``W4D USA 75th anniversary of D-Day Special Event
W4ETB, Edward Brady, 2901 SKYE DRIVE, Fayetteville, NC 28303 USA``

OK, but Sept 29 is nowhere near the anniversary of D-Day in June
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2001 monitoring: On Sat Sept 28,
Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports on HLR: ``Fair signal of WOR at 0631 on
6190 CUSB, edition 2001``

Confirmed UT Sunday September 29 at 0327 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, about
13 minutes into at Chukotka, so started circa 0314; good S9+10 vs
storm noise. This is currently the only chance to hear WOR on local
Saturday in N America as 4 previous SWBC times on WRMI have been
dropped one by one, as latest confirmed gone from 9955 at 2100. But
there remain a number of airings on Fridays & Sundays. Next:

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A.. 9389.238, Sept 29 at 0119, very weak rough carrier in
sideband splash of 9395 WRMI. Gary Vance & Ken Zichi in Michigan ARE
Tipsheet reported hearing this ``almost always there`` suspected
parasitic out of WRMI transmitter, so I go looking for it. But there
is no match on the 9400+ side of WRMI. I could have assumed it was
something local out of my QRMing electronix (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6160v, Sept 29 at 0057, no signal from this WBCQ, on a
Saturday night, still not repaired after last night`s failure; or
sporadic activity anyway? It would have been better than 5130 for
`Lumpy Gravy Radio Show` as I tried to hear it at 0130, reading S9 but
undermodulated in the noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6115, Sept 28 at 2230, ``Come Together`` tune, quite
out-of-character programming from WWCR; midway thru VORW now scheduled
Saturdays 22-23 as ``VROW``; everything else on this frequency 22-01
UT daily is either political or religious; and with the #1 transmitter
squeal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, Sept 29 at 0541, WWCR-1 instead of TOMBS scheduled,
open carrier/dead air except for squeal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Sat Sept 28 at 2346, WTWW-2 is on but no `Theatre
Organ in the Ozarx`, rather hamstuff from Ted. By 0020 Sept 29 has
defaulted to automated music requests; 0128 Ted promoting
auto-requests only to be aired during ``last hour``, 11 pm-12 CT
[04-05 UT] and then seemingly live current TC for 8:29. I haven`t
tried, but apparently you may only choose a song from their menu, not
request absolutely anything. BTW, I am having trouble detecting the
spurcarriers at 5072.1 and 5097.9; tweakened? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Sept 29 at 0103, WTWW-1 is on again, S9+10 with
sufficient modulation of Christian identity nonsense; by 0559 recheck,
5830 is gone again. Daytime 9475 of WTWW-1 is on again at 1637 check
Sept 29 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505.002, Sept 29 at 0111, WRNO is on again after missing a
week or two? with gospel rock, S9+30 and almost on-frequency (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1260, Sept 29 at 0605 UT, after weather, ``Springfield`s
NewsTalk 104-1, KSGF,`` no mention of AM frequency! And into sounds
like `When Radio Was`` which is hardly news. For 5/5 kW, not a very
good signal despite proximity; as U4 night pattern has major lobe
south, minor lobe north (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1824 UT September 29

 

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