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DX Listening Digest 18-14; World of Radio 1924  View Printable Version 
Monday, April 09 2018

Hauser
DX Listening Digest 18-14 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1814.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 18-14 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1924 / AFGHANISTAN / ALASKA / ALBANIA non / ANGOLA / ANGUILLA / ANTARCTICA / ARGENTINA +non / ARMENIA / AUSTRALIA +non 4KZ/Ozy / BHUTAN / BIAFRA non / BOLIVIA / BONAIRE +non / BOUGAINVILLE / BRAZIL +non / BULGARIA +non / CAMBODIA / CANADA Directory / CANADA CHMZ / CANADA non Radio City / CHINA +non A18+ / COLOMBIA / CONGO +non / CUBA +non / CZECHIA non / DENMARK / ECUADOR / EGYPT / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / EUROPE Pirates / FRANCE +non / GERMANY / GOA / GUAM / GUINEA / INDIA +non / INDONESIA / INTERNATIONAL VACUUM +non 2001 / IRAN +non A18 / IRELAND non / ITALY +non / JAPAN +non A18 / KOREA NORTH +non / KOREA SOUTH / KURDISTAN non / KUWAIT / LAOS / MADAGASCAR / MALAYSIA / MALI non A18 / MEXICO / MYANMAR / NEW ZEALAND +non / NIGERIA non / NORTH AMERICA Pirates / OKLAHOMA non BSR / PALAU / PAPUA NEW GUINEA / PERU / PHILIPPINES +non A18+ / POLAND / ROMANIA / RUSSIA / RWANDA non / SAINT HELENA / SARAWAK non / SAUDI ARABIA / SCOTLAND / SLOVAKIA non / SOUTH AFRICA / SOUTH CAROLINA non / SPAIN / SRI LANKA / SUDAN non / SUDAN SOUTH non / SWAZILAND / TAIWAN / TAJIKISTAN / THAILAND / TIBET non A18 / TURKEY A18 / UGANDA +non / UAE / UK+non BBCWS / USA William Oliver / USA MARS / USA non Sawa+ / USA non RFE/RL / USA +non IBB / USA non VOA / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR / USA WRMI / USA WBCQ / USA WWRB / USA WJHR / USA WHRI / USA WTWW / USA WWCR / USA WRNO / USA WCCO / USA KLEY / USA WRVA / USA FCC/Pirates / UZBEKISTAN non / VATICAN +non / VIETNAM +non / ZANZIBAR / ZIMBABWE / UNIDENTIFIED TP Carriers / UNIDENTIFIED 5010 / UNIDENTIFIED 5823 / UNIDENTIFIED 6116 / UNIDENTIFIED 11410 / UNIDENTIFIED 12000 / UNIDENTIFIED 15830 / UNIDENTIFIED 87.9 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES / WORLD OF HOROLOGY / DX-PEDITIONS / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / PROPAGATION

For restrixions and searchable 2018 contents archive see
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html
[also linx to previous years]

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

WORLD OF RADIO 1924 contents: Alaska, Albania non, Armenia, Australia,
Brasil, China, Cuba and non, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, India,
Italy, Korea South, Kurdistan non, Malaysia, New Zealand non, Norway,
Philippines and non, Sudan non, Sudan South non, Taiwan, USA; and the
propagation outlook

SHORTWAVE AIRINGS of WORLD OF RADIO 1924, April 4-10, 2018

Tue 2030 WRMI 9455 7780 [1923 replayed]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 7780 [1923 replayed]
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [1923 replayed]
Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 [not confirmed]
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v [confirmed]
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio [Bulgaria confirmed]
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio [England confirmed]]
[NOTE: the three HLR airings will be off for 2 weeks]
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM [confirmed from 0324]
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio [Bulgaria confirmed]
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v-AM Area 51 [confirmed]
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730
Tue 2030 WRMI 9455, 7780 [or #1925?]

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

For updates see our Anomaly Alert page:
http://www.worldofradio.com/anomaly.html

WORLD OF RADIO PODCASTS:
Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.
http://www.rmrc.de/index.php/rmrc-audio-plattform/podcast/glenn-hauser-wor

Tnx to Stephen Cooper:
http://shortwave.am/wor.xml

Tnx to Keith Weston:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlennHausersWorldOfRadio
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/glenn-hausers-world-of-radio/id1123369861
Tnx to Keith Weston, via Google Play Music:
http://bit.ly/worldofradio

DAY-BY-DAY ARCHIVE OF GLENN HAUSER`S LOG REPORTS:
Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:
http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser

 

Glenn Hauser logs April 8, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, April 08 2018

Hauser
** ALBANIA [non]. Re: ``9395, UT Sunday April 8 at 0200, WRMI 9395 goes from music, ID, to JIP Radio Tirana already in programming rather than opening announcement. At least it`s in English, but the autorecording timer must be askew``

Alexander Busneag, Germany replies in the WOR iogroup: ``In fact, it's Radio Tirana's stream starting about 1.5 minutes too early, e. g. at 01:58:30 instead of 02:00:00 UT.

Stream:
http://149.202.214.27:8888/rti.m3u
Schedule:
http://ab27.bplaced.net/tirana.pdf
Best regards, Alexander Busneag``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALGERIA [non]. Re: ``There are also scads of imaginary registrations for the ORG or BEC sites within Algeria, which have been under construxion forever and will presumably replace France if they ever exist. None of them are on the same frequencies as via ISS``

Wolfgang BÃschel replies: ``Yes, plans first appeared in 2006 / 2007 season, but now in Sept - Nov 2017 the engineers of Ampegon / like
Bodo_DF8DX__HB9EHJ__5N7Q from Thomson Turgi in Switzerland were in Algeria to set up the 3 antennas on each site, - azimuth BEC to southeast, ORG at 210deg to southwest - cross-over RTA signals on Sahel/Sahara zone.

Each month I check the Google Earth / Google Maps / BING images from
satellite, but only images of last year 2017 seen so far for public access. At present see the setup-wounds on ground, now already the re-white coloured mast parts visible on the location. But no actual images of 2018 year accessible yet, unfortunately. 73 wolfy`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 11775, April 8 at 1356, CB is on with music break; had been missing several days at random chex. 6090 was still off circa 0630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. April 8, it`s a biweek past the beginning of A-18, which means it`s about time for frequency manager Arnie to catch up with RHC seasonal changes. Let`s check the RHC website for the new sked!
http://www.radiohc.cu/interesantes/frecuencias
O my, it`s *still* the A-16 sked from a biyear ago!!! Eventually Arnie will availablize the new transmission schedule elsewise. Without any notice, I have so far found the following changes.

6180, April 8 at 0630, NEW for RHC English, apparently ex-6165 which is missing. Will this apply to the entire span 01-07 UT?? You`d think Arnie would have secretly consulted public HFCC data which he disdains, and if he had, would have found that 6180 is already occupied by:

01-02 CRI English via Kashgar
04-05 RRI in Romanian
04-05 Channel Africa in English
0530-0630 VOA SÃo Tomà in French
0600-0630 Deutscher Wetterdienst
NOT to mention possibility of RNA Brasil reclaiming it without notice!

6180 RHC is S9+20 but undermodulated; others // as before: 6000, 6060, 6100-JBM.

15370, April 8 at 1327 is gone! And with it the spur constellation, but we can`t yet be sure this is not just an anomaly. 15230 is still on air, but broken up; at 1353, its carrier is wobbling and undermod.

13700, NEW apparently replaces 15370, VG signal but no spurs audible yet. Total spans of these unknown yet, but 13700 better be off by 1500 when VOA starts. // much weaker 13740 also NEW. Just a biweek ago, CRI switched 15700 to 13740 starting at 1400, English until 1600, so maybe same transmitter before 1400 now for RHC. By 1420 recheck, 13740 still CRI English. And 13700 still RHC Spanish.

At 1330, confirmed RHC also still on: 11760, 9535, 6060, 6000. NOT on now: 11840 with parasites, 9640. At 1353, only 17730 on 16mb.

11760, April 8 at 1513, Sunday-only Esperanto at 1500 reconfirmed.

Someone else caught new 6180, Luis H. Esquivel, K6LHE, who wrote me: ``Hello, Radio Habana Cuba heard in southern California on 6180 kHz (confirmed with 6000), 0555 UT Sunday 4.8.18 ending the hourly programming and continuing on at 0600 restarting their hourly segments. Lena Valverde covering for Ed Newman; SINPO 45444, perhaps a 340 beam on this not listed frequency much better modulated and stronger than 6000. 73 Luis k6lhe``

** OKLAHOMA. Another correxion: Del City is SE, not SW of OKC: fixed:

87.9 MHz FM, April 7 at 1809 UT, I find myself in Del City, SE suburb of OKC, as I start an FM bandscan, already an OOB signal here in Spanish --- gospel huxter, shortly mentions Pacific Garden Mission, Chicago, i.e. those who bring us `Desencadenados` = `Unshackled`, are participating in piracy. Also heard programming from them later. 1815 UT ID as Radio Calvario en Oclajoma City, with a frequency I missed but presumably this. . .
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 521 kHz, April 8 at 0635, ND beacon ORC --- NOT listed on this or any frequency (including 260/261 in case it`s second harmonic) nor any similar fuzzy call near either, in dxinfocentre.com --- but it IS listed at
https://www.classaxe.com/dx/ndb/rna/signal_list
on 521 as 25 watts from Orange City, Iowa, which is in the NW corner near Sioux Center, i.e. about equidistant from Sioux Falls and Sioux City (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830 & 5085, April 8 at 0633, WTWW both on now: 5830 with SFAW, no spurs; 5085 gospel music with the usual plus/minus 12.9 kHz spur carriers. See previous report where I found those flanking 9475, implying it was the same transmitter normally used on 5085, swapping #1 with #2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1544 UT April 8

 

Glenn Hauser logs April 7-8, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, April 08 2018

Hauser
** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, UT Sunday April 8 at 0200, WRMI 9395 goes from music, ID, to JIP Radio Tirana already in programming rather than opening announcement. At least it`s in English, but the autorecording timer must be askew (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALGERIA [non]. 6050, April 7 at 0455, ME song at S9, off at 0458* without ID. It`s one of the TDA relays via FRANCE, 500 kW at 162 degrees from Issoudun. Fits between HCJB and ELWA usage. From HFCC A-18, here`s the full unverified schedule; alternating azimuths of 162 and 194:

0400-0500 6050
0400-0459 7295
0500-0600 7295
0500-0600 9535
0600-0700 9620
1800-1959 13820
1900-2059 11765
1900-2000 11985
1900-2100 12060
2000-2200 9655

There are also scads of imaginary registrations for the ORG or BEC sites within Algeria, which have been under construxion forever and will presumably replace France if they ever exist. None of them are on the same frequencies as via ISS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, April 7 at 0501, RHC English is S9 but JBM; 6165 is S9+20, better but undermodulated with hum; ho hum, didn`t check the others (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 15440, 15510, 15580, 15720 all approx., April 7 at 1256, RHC is already on instead of *1300 with 15370 spouting/sprouting spurs. Also on low side, 15300, 15231, 15761, 15092, trace 15021. Closer ones are audible in both AM and FM modes today. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

When strong these can spread almost 10 kHz, at 1357 check: 15510 Cublob QRMs 15504 Bangladesh. At 1404, 15580 abuts JBA carrier from 15575 KBSWR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 15410, April 7 at 1403, good S9 to S9+10 signal in Chinese, unlike any other on band --- it`s CRI this hour only, on one of ubiquitous 308 degree antennas via Kashgar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, April 7 at 0503, XEPPM is still on with Spanish song, S7-S3, a bit of dead air, no sign-off but cut at 0506.4* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1640, April 8 circa 0250 UT circa Hennessey-Bison OK, dead air from KZLS just a few miles from transmitter site but apparently in side null, as turning up the volume I have no problem hearing stupid sports talk, no doubt WTNI Biloxi MS, with the usual rippling SAH between them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 87.9 MHz FM, April 7 at 1809 UT, I find myself in Del City, SW suburb of OKC, as I start an FM bandscan, already an OOB signal here in Spanish --- gospel huxter, shortly mentions Pacific Garden Mission, Chicago, i.e. those who bring us `Desencadenados` = `Unshackled`, are participating in piracy. Also heard programming from them later. 1815 UT ID as Radio Calvario en Oclajoma City, with a frequency I missed but presumably this.

Despite proximity of full-power local nearby on 88.1, this has no problem elbowing it aside, but as I drive south, by SE 134th St it`s starting to lose out. Later thru central and NW OKC I am still hearing it altho not solid; obviously beyond Part 15. Mentions Calvary Baptist Church in SW OKC, and website radiobautistacalvario.com Add https://www, a ``secure connexion`` and very slow loading, but finally does. This page does not mention an FM frequency for Radio Calvario, just webcast. But their FB is blatant about 87.9 FM:
https://es-la.facebook.com/radiocalvariookc/

``Radio Calvario transmitià en vivo. 28 de marzo a las 17:34 Â
Escuche en estos momentos el servicio en VIVO de la Iglesia Bautista el Calvario en Oklahoma City Predicando el Pastor Santiago Merlo
87.9 Fm en OKC
escuchenos por internet TuneIn Radio
http://tunein.com/radio/radio-calvario-s264900/
https://www.radiobautistacalvario.com/... Ver mÃs

This must be it with a map leading to SW 50 and Pennsylvania in OKC:
http://iglesiabautistaelcalvario.com/direccioacutenes-y-contacto.html
I vaguely recall having traced this a few years ago in another visit to OKC, but can`t find it in my records. Maybe it was another Spanish Christian pirate and/or under another name.

The WTFDA FM Database lists only the two legal 87.9s in the USA; no pirates, but there are lots more besides this one. WWJD? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15520, Saturday April 7, REE is starting with satellite info, good here beamed away from us, but nil on 17855 supposedly for North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240-, Saturday April 7 at 1620, R. Munansi via WWRB inbooming with continuous hilife music. Since reactivated a couple months ago, has always been JBA or even a JBA carrier slightly on the low side, but today must be getting a sporadic-E short-skip boost. Mobile with the BST-1 caradio, I enjoy the music straight thru and there are no announcements, no ID break at 1700 hourtop, but finally a bit of talk in Luganda? mentioning Munansi at 1719, and back to music. Recheck at 1801 in talk; and ditto at 2038 last check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1924 monitoring: 6190-CUSB, Saturday April 7 at 1431 and later, no signal from HLR via UTwente SDR. But Alan Gale, England, says,

``Hi Glenn, World of Radio was audible right the way through again on 6190 kHz today, but the signal was a bit down on last week, though did come up slightly around 1447 UT.

Thankfully the Chinese QRM was barely audible, so the programme was
readable all the way through. Hopefully after HLR's 2 week TX break the band will be opening up by 1430 and a bit stronger for the full half hour. 73 for now, Alan``

Not confirmed, Sat Apr 7 at 2130 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB --- too much noise at my mobile location. Sat 2300 on WRMI 7780 missed during a movie, the farce ``Death of Stalin`` at the OKC Museum of Art. UT Sun 0200 on WRMI 7780 WOR 1924 confirmed fair at 0215. Also confirmed UT Sun April 8 starting at 0324 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO. Next:
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1925?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1925?]

Full WOR sked on all outlets, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7504.975v, April 7 at 1251, yes, S9+20 WRNO is still on in greatly expanded schedule, Chinese? hymn, slightly distorted, 1255 YL Chinese announcement (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0542 UT April 8

 

Glenn Hauser logs April 6-7, 2018  View Printable Version 
Saturday, April 07 2018

Hauser
** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Friday April 6 at 1900, WRMI switches from music to the RAE sounder introducing presumed German still in effect; very poor here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, April 6 at 1413, Bangladesh Betar Urdu service music at S7-S8 with flutter. RHC spur permitting, one of these days I`ll catch the *1400v BB mis-timesignal (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 245 kHz, April 6 at 0547, ND beacon YZE and dash, which is 1000 watts from Gore Bay, Ontario. This reference has replaced ``class`` with axual powers of stations, handy:
http://www.dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm
It`s the first one tuning up the band (besides 216 CLB of course), that I can hear well enough to ID, and it`s a JBA strain vs the storm noise level, takes me at least a minute of concentration (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11900, April 6 at 1417, CNR1 Chinese echo-jammer, S9/S9+10 with flutter, against unheard VOA Chinese via Philippines; CRI Sinhala service from Jinhua site is also scheduled, unheard either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15296-15306, April 6 at 1310, RHC spur from 15370 is weak and diffuse, will not demodulate in FM or AM modes; another one around 15437, and that`s it for today. They need some work; something`s always wrong at RHC. 1333 recheck they have tightened up a bit and more readable in AM circa 15439, 15509, 15301, 15231 (vs 15230 non-spur). 1414 recheck, 15370 is still S9+30 but no spurs audible. Where`d they go? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9894.57, April 6 at 2019, Qur`an alternating with French translations, distorted, so R. Caire is definitely on the air. There had been doubts as various scheduled transmissions had been unheard in Europe; but Wolfgang BÃschel was also getting some earlier languages today. I heard this direct, but at 2045 I`m on the UTwente SDR at 9894.58 for more distorted French. Recheck at 2112 it`s already off, but 2113, 9799.57 is on for the 2115 English broadcast, with a timesignal 58 seconds late, almost 2116 but that includes web delay, into music. Later presumed English talk with intolerable distortion. Wolfie later found this transmitter off the air part of the time rather than straight thru to 2245. Another broadcast supposed to start at 2330 in Arabic to South America on 9660, but no sign of it here at 2350 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 5917.399v, April 6 at 1305, very poor carrier from Voice of Freedom, drifted down to here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, April 6 at 1849 algo JBA; 1857 singing could be Kurdish; nothing on 9525; 1900 YL announcement; no sign of Herwa via WRMI --- see NIGERIA [non]; 2023 still JBA, 2046 Kurdish? music, 2057 anthem? And a bit more music to 2100*. Aoki/NDXC shows current complete schedule of Dengà Welat is:
9525 at 0230-0500 via France
11530 at 0500-1400 via Moldova
11530 at 1400-1900 via France
11530 at 1900-2100 via Moldova
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, April 6 at various chex between 1900 and 2000, no signal from WRMI for R. Herwa International, so not at 1900-1930 or 1930-2000; a weak signal however from Denge Welat: see KURDISTAN [non]. Nothing audible on 11625 either, the // for Herwa via France. Nor was Ivo Ivanov hearing 11625, and found 11530 totally blocked by Welat.

So is it gone for good? Or moved without notice? This has all been rather mysterious; did we ever have any contact info? When first discovered, I found a website by the name Herwa which seemed to be related, but no mention of a broadcast, and now that website is gone:
http://herwacdi.com.ng

Herwa was also slow to appear on the WRMI transmission skedgrid, and not on the Programming page now, nor do I think it ever was:
http://wrmi.net/index.php/programming/

Aha, Herwa has now been removed from the transmission schedule ex-1930 on 11530. Another big change to:
http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs
is that 9955 at 160 degrees has been moved from XMTR 4 to XMTR 10! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, April 6 at 2359, super-patriotic recitation, sounds familiar, S9 to S9+10; off at 0005 April 7 recheck.
Many more logs of it as unID:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,41585.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6905-AM, April 7 at 0001, S9 with music, hard some more at 0015-0018* but no ID. These say it was Seven Trees Radio, intermittently:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,41582.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.206-AM, April 7 at 0006, pirate music. Off at recheck 0015. These say it was Captain Morgan Shortwave:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,41584.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 326 kHz, April 6 at 1052, ND beacon MA, which is 400 watts from Midland, Texas; vs storm crashes. May be only one I have heard from nearby Baja Oclahoma (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1924 monitoring: confirmed Friday April 6 at 2345 the 2330 on WBCQ 9329.694V-CUSB. Consistently good signal lately compared to previous weeks; power boost? But now it`s off-frequency-minus instead of +plus. Next:
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1925?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1925?]

Full WOR sked on all outlets, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, April 6 at 1053, JBA carrier, no change past 1100. Since nothing else is scheduled, I suspect WRMI is really on air in the 1000-1100 hour, including DX programs but not really propagating. After 1100, 9955 also has a JBA carrier, and 5950 a very poor carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ARGENTINA; NIGERIA

** U S A. 7490.05v-AM, much better than 5129.8v-AM here vs storm noise, UT Sat April 7 at 0003, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide` starting off denying climate change since it`s wintry in Maine and hot in Florida. I`m distracted by Tim Cook on MSNBC and various real pirates below 7 MHz; back at 0019 he`s again justifying keeping Brother Scare on the air, because 1) he`s an old friend and Allan is loyal, promised to keep him on; 2) he`s currently a free man and innocent until proven guilty; and 3) of course Free Speech is what WBCQ is all about. Has been frixion at station, as a member of the crew threatened to quit if BS stayed on, but AW apparently mollified him. BS has resumed paying for airtime. Allan will be 65 next month. At 0034 there were some brief carriers on 7490.0 causing a low audible heterodyne. Over to John Carver for a more complete report:

``Show started on time this evening after a period of dead air. Listening on 5130 again this evening. Allan and Angela still in FLA. In the past Allan has returned to Maine in April so will probably travel North soon.

Opening discussion of nonexistent global warming. Complaining about the heat in Florida and the colder temps in Maine. Says the station got three inches of snow yesterday. Promises that pictures of the new construction at the station will be appearing soon. Says he wants the new super station up and operating by September eighth which would be WBCQ`s anniversary.

Allan stated that he's been taking a lot of heat over Brother Stair and that it has caused a lot of friction between himself and the staff of late. It forced him to have a discussion with one of his staff who threatened to quit. Allan explained to the staff member that he was keeping Brother Stair on for three reasons. One, he is his friend. Two, no matter how terrible the charges are they are just charges. Brother Stair has not been found guilty in a court of law yet and he is innocent until the court does find him guilty. Three, it's still a free speech station and he will continue to carry people on the radio who hold opinions that not everyone else agrees with. Stated that he hoped history proved that he was both fair and loyal to his principles.

Talk then shifted briefly to antique automobiles again but quickly moved to a discussion of driverless cars as he read a magazine article about same. Phone call at 0048 from Dave in Indiana continued the discussion of driverless cars and then some other topics. Dave stayed on the phone till signoff almost and Allan was cut off as he was trying to close the show at 0059 and a half. Then dead air until Brother Stair started at 0104. Could not hear any low talk this week during the dead air portion of our evening. John Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9487.96 & 9462.04, April 6 at 2012, matching weak spurs out of 9475.0 WTWW, i.e. 12.96 kHz above and below fundamental --- just like we always hear attached to 5085 WTWW-2 whenever it is on the air, but never noticed before flanking the WTWW-1 transmitter on 9475 or 5830 --- suspect they swapped axual transmitters, as #2 may be working better than #1. It will be interesting to compare #2 and #1 frequencies if both be on air simultaneously forthwith. The lower one first noticed as unexpected het to 9460 Turkey.

That was on the NRD; April 6 at 2351 I repeat measurements with more precision on the Icom: 9462.051 and 9487.949, i.e. plus/mnus 12.949 kHz, while the fundamental comes out right on 9475.000 --- another clue, since the old WTWW-1 was habitually off-frequency-minus (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0313 UT April 7

 

Glenn Hauser logs April 4-5-6+, 2018  View Printable Version 
Friday, April 06 2018

Hauser
** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, April 6 at 0200, R. Tirana via WRMI is back in English! After at least a week in Italian. Maybe resumed yesterday when I did not check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, April 6 at 0102, RAE via WRMI opening English with almost-correct schedule as Tue-Sat 1 AM UT on 9395 --- no mention of 9455 which I reconfirm as //, and it`s better across the bulk of North America aimed WNW than 9395 to NNW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9630.584v, April 5 at 0537, R. Aparecida in song, poor signal and way off+frequency plus instead of slightly minus. JBA on 11855.80v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, April 6 at 0152, synthyl with marine weather, surprisingly giving a Washington DC address with zipcode; 0158 mentions Cape Breton, Northumberland Strait to Quebec border; 0159 seems to switch to a different synthyl voice. CCG lists VCS Halifax via Chebogue NS site starting at 0140 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 9580, April 6 at *0100:45, CRI relay via CUBA, carrier comes on late, JIP English modulation at 0101:40. So back to scheduled English instead of Spanish as heard UT April 1. Stronger than 9570 same via ALBANIA, weakening further and 0111 hit by brief running-water ute burst, INTRUDER (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15438, 15506, 15574; 15302, 15234, 15166, 15098, approx., 1424 April 5, FM blob spurs out of RHC 15370-AM. Clear FM audio on the closests, progressively degraded further beyond, to a trace at the outskirts. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9490, April 5 at 0143, R. RepÃblica via RMI via Issoudun, FRANCE, with good signal tonight, no doubt about it, over the jamming and nothing on 7350, the imaginary A-18 frequency from 0200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. Correxion: not 12140.010, as I wrote, but 12040.010, fixed:

12040.010, UT Sunday April 1 at 2208, KSDA, AWR with preaching in English, praise music, seems some IADs - intermittent audio dropouts, good S9+10; NOT `Wavescan`. There had been some contradictory info about whether WS was on this transmission, which is not in English every day, such as UT Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, April 5 at 1945, no signal from WRMI with R. Herwa, but JBA carrier, from? I was thinking Denge Welat for Kurdistan, but latest schedules have it on 9525 instead by this hour. Also woodenly HFCC registered is Spain on 11530. Herwa via WRMI may have been removed as a defective 6+ minute episode was last heard March 29, but have not been checking every day since. New // 11625 via France not heard either. OR, maybe both have belatedly been moved to the HFCC time of 1900-1930* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, April 6 at 0002-0004*, rock music S9+10. Lots of HF Undergrounders say it was KOOT:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,41553.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6945-USB, April 6 at 0009-0027* old SF drama, S9+10. Many logs of this as unID station, but playing `X-Minus One` episode "No Contact":
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,41555.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935.685V-AM, April 6 at 0117, VP S6-S8 music, 0119 talk, but can`t make it out. Signal is varying as I listen, so capital V --- signals known to vary over a longer period of time should get a lower-case v. Many more unID logs of it:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,41563.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6905-LSB, April 6 at 0120, music at S6-S8, wild stuff, SFX, gunfireish, electronic dance music. 0124 I tune away to check else, and back at 0125 now it`s in AM, or LSB+USB, and ID ``---- Radio, all over shortwave``; 0132 during vamping music at least three more IDs I can`t fully copy; 0133 ``On your radio, shortwave``, and off. These say it was Cool AM Radio:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,41561.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, April 4 at 2359, VP carrier from R. Chaski, until cutoff at 0000:17* April 5. This is 17 seconds earlier than last check March 31. 24 hours later, April 5-6, inaudible in noise level, maybe off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, April 6 at *0114 SLBC carrier on, S6-S9 with flutter, but undermodulated, 0114:51 prÃlude audible, and 2+1 mis-timesignal about 5 seconds later than 0115 (Glenn Hauer, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1924 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday April 4 at 2100, WRMI, 9955, S9+10 (just signed on at *2058.5 with IS & ID loop); simultaneously but two words behind, on WBCQ, 7490.05v, S8-S9. Also confirmed Wed Apr 4 at 2351 the 2330 on WBCQ 9330.30v-CUSB, S8-S6. Also confirmed Thu Apr 5 at 2354 the 2330 on WBCQ 9330.350v-CUSB, good. Next:
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1925?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1925?]

Full WOR sked on all outlets, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4017-USB, UT Friday April 6 at 0137-0146+, QSO between two guys never IDing, about climate, winter storm approaching, weather-bug, an app? Informal part of a MARS net? Last very similar log almost a year ago: ``Apr 21, 2017 - 4017-USB, UT Fri April 21 at 0110, yet another weak net, probably MARS. Seems everyone likes to gather circa 8 or 9 pm local, a peak time for T-storms this yearpart.`` But this time no other nets heard in the 4.0s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9302 approx., April 4 at 2352, extremely distorted spurblob with talk modulation cadence, no better readability in FM mode (they should emulate RHC). Suspected out of 9350 bigsig from WWCR in Oldtimeradio? But can`t get a definite match. 9350 off at 2359* but still something around 9302 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0358 UT April 6

 

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