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DX Listening Digest 17-40; World of Radio 1898  View Printable Version 
Friday, October 06 2017

Hauser
DX Listening Digest 17-40 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1740.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 17-40 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1898 / AFGHANISTAN / ALASKA / ALGERIA non / ANGUILLA non / ANTARCTICA / ARMENIA / ASCENSION / AUSTRALIA 3WV+ / AUSTRALIA Islamic Voice+ / AUSTRALIA Ozy Radio / AUSTRALIA VOLMET / AUSTRLIA RBA / BANGLADESH / BELARUS / BHUTAN +non / BOLIVIA +non / BOUGAINVILLE +non / BRAZIL / BULGARIA +non / CAMBODIA non / CANARY ISLANDS / CHINA +non / CONGO / CUBA / DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / EAST TURKISTAN / ECUADOR non / EGYPT / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / ERITREA +non / ETHIOPIA +non / EUROPE Pirate / FALKLAND ISLANDS +non / FIJI / GERMANY/ GOA / GREECE / GUANTANAMO BAY / INDIA +non / INDONESIA / ITALY non / JAPAN / KASHMIR non / KOREA NORTH +non / KOREA SOUTH / KURDISTAN non / KYRGYZSTAN / LAOS +non / LEBANON / LIBYA / LITHUANIA / MACEDONIA / MADAGASCAR / MARSHALL ISLANDS / MEXICO / MONGOLIA +non / MONTENEGRO +non / MYANMAR +non / NETHERLANDS non / NEW ZEALAND A17+ / NICARAGUA / NIGERIA / NORTH AMERICA Pirates / OKLAHOMA +non PTT/EI/RG / OKLAHOMA KGWA / OKLAHOMA KCRC / OKLAHOMA DTV repack / OMAN +non / PERU +non / PUERTO RICO +non ham+ / ROMANIA / RUSSIA / SAUDI ARABIA / SIKKIM +non / SOLOMON ISLANDS / SOMALILAND / SOUTH AFRICA / SOUTH CAROLINA non / SPAIN / TAIWAN +non / TURKEY +non / UKRAINE / UAE / UK BBCR2 / UK BBCM+ / UK +non BBCWS / USA Paul Swearingen / USA AFA5ML/MARS / USA K6FRC / USA GNK / USA +non VOA / USA IPE / USA +non WOR/WBCQ/WRMI/WA0RCR/HLR / USA +non WBCQ+ / USA +non WRMI+ / USA KVOH / USA WTWW / USA WWCR / USA WHRI / USA WWRB / USA WINB / USA KHSE / USA KFCD / USA KTNZ / USA KRLD / USA KEXS / USA KLEY / USA KSAL+ / USA KGNO / USA KNNS / USA KYND+ / USA KQSC / USA KXEL / USA KTKK/KLLB / USA +non X-band / USA FCC/FM Pirates / USA WBBH/WZVN / VIETNAM / VIRGIN ISLANDS US / WESTERN SAHARA non / YEMEN non / UNIDENTIFIED TP Carriers / UNIDENTIFIED 659 / UNIDENTIFIED 810 / UNIDENTIFIED 860 / UNIDENTIFIED 3385 / UNIDENTIFIED 5049 / UNIDENTIFIED 6910 / UNIDENTIFIED 7516 / UNIDENTIFIED 7575 / UNIDENTIFIED 9829 / UNIDENTIFIED 11802 / UNIDENTIFIED 15081 / UNIDENTIFIED 15344 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / PROPAGATION

For restrixions and searchable 2017 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 1898 contents: Australia, Bolivia, Brasil, Cuba, Egypt,
Ethiopia and non, Falkland Islands and non, Germany, Greece, India,
Indonesia, Kashmir non, Korea North non, Kurdistan non, Lebanon,
Mongolia, New Zealand, PerÃ, Puerto Rico, Solomon Islands, Spain,
Ukraine, UK, USA, unidentified, and the propagation outlook

SHORTWAVE AIRINGS of WORLD OF RADIO 1898, October 3-10, 2017
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 [confirmed]; 15770 [off the air, post-Irma]
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 9455
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
Wed 2030 WRMI 9955 [confirmed, NEW TIME]
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v [confirmed]
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [ex-2230]
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v-AM Area 51
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730

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 October 5-6, 2017  View Printable Version 
Friday, October 06 2017

Hauser
** ASCENSION. 6005, Oct 6 at 0607, BBCWS hummy transmitter is back here. Too late to check whether 5960 Dandal Kura was hummy before 0600* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 5935, Oct 5 at 2333, not even a JBA carrier from presumed R. Yura, but there is one by 2356 just before WWCR blasts on. It will take a schedule change, a WWCR breakdown, and/or a very auroral situation to pump it into here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11950, Oct 5 at 2342, S9+45 of dead air from RHC instead of `Mesa Redonda` TV soundtrack simulcast, which however remains modulated on its only other frequency 6000, also S9+45 but some hum. 11950 still dead at 2357. ÂDespiÃrtese, RadioCuba!

11670, Oct 5 at 2344, RHC mainstream Spanish is undermodulated compared to // 11840 during musical mailbag, requests.

6145, Oct 6 at 0606, no signal from RHC English here, remaining on 6100, 6060, 6000. Somethings are always wrong at RHC and:

5025, Oct 6 at 0609, S9+10 of dead air from Radio Rebelde (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 15245, Oct 6 at 1508, CRI S8 to S9+10 with flutter in English, about two words ahead of 13740 via CUBA. 15245 is one of the ubiquitous 308 degree beams toward Europe from Kashgar. No sign of VOK which otherwise owns 15245 including French at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 15299.853, Oct 5 at 1824 S4-S6 with flutter music and talk. Only thing scheduled is RFI, 500 kW from Issoudun, long hours on a variety of azimuths but this hour is 200 degrees. You`d think MBR/TDF could do much better with frequency accuracy.

15373.941, Oct 5 at 1826, another way off-frequency, VP S3 and flutter with music, lest I dismiss it as a birdie. NDXC/Aoki`s only 15375 entry is for Radio Taiwan International, 250 kW at 185 degrees, this hour only in French, but only on Sundays while this is Thursday.

Latest HFCC agrees 500 kW Sundays only at 1800-1900 but as RFI itself at 500 kW. It also has a presumably wooden entry on 15375 for RS Oman at 1400-1800 daily. Searching on that odd frequency 15373 I get this from 2013 year:

``TAIWAN [and non]. 9410/9773.973/15373, Fu Hsing BS from Kuanyin is
seemingly not on air today May 4. But heard a strange two-tone signal
on 15373.225/15373.345 kHz, on remote SDR unit in Tokyo. Only CNR5
program heard on 9410 kHz in Tokyo at S=9+15dB level, 5925 and 7410
kHz (Wolfgang BÃschel, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 4, dxldyg via WORLD OF
RADIO 1668, DXLD)``

Nothing recently reported in my archives on 15374 or 15375 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 15605, Oct 6 at 1510, YL in S Asian language, S5-S9, a frequency normally vacant. It`s AWR via Nauen in Punjabi, this semihour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Oct 5 at 2350, VOG is on with music at S9+30 and now 9935 is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, Oct 6 at 1251, RRI with songs at S9=S7, thru hourtop, 1301 clear R-R-I (air-air-eee) Palangkaraya ID, finally 5-pip timesignal ending at 1301:34.5! Then Palangkaraya mentioned a few times more, 1303 promo for berita but no news now, 1305 back to songs.

9525.942, Oct 6 at 1306, VOI has much inferior signal to 3325! Can`t even confirm it`s in English as scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KASHMIR. 4950, Oct 6 at 1256, JBA carrier, presumably the only Asian listee, AIR Srinagar, 50 kW ND. Several other AIR frequencies also JBACs: 5050, 5040, 5010, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Oct 5 at 2329, JBA carrier from Red Radio Integridad via Radio Chaski, Urubamba, until autocutoff at 2330:58.5*. That is sliding 20.5 seconds later than last catch October 2 until 2330:38*, or averaging 6.83 seconds later per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15435, Oct 6 at 1510, BSKSA going from melodic Qur`an to Arabic talk, good modulation here, S9 with flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1898 monitoring: confirmed Thursday October 5 at 2332 the 2330 on WBCQ 9330.13v-CUSB, good S9+20. Next:
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [ex-2230]
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v 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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Friday Oct 6 at 1345, WRMI with `Viva Miami`, as I finally have a chance to listen to the whole thing. Jeff is recording from Doha, Qatar, a stopover on his flight from Miami to Cape Town (not very direct! none available) for HFCC in August, admittedly recorded August 15, now almost a bimonth ago. A bit about Al Jazeera being a local TV station in Arabic, English; reading some stories from Gulf Times; about a new Urdu language station on FM 107 (with some singing from it); Big Ben silenced for four years; flood in Nepal. On another occasion I heard Jeff assure us that the locals pronounce it CatÃr, not ``Gutter`` as some American media make it. However, I assume the Arabic letter transformed to Q in English is not exactly the same phoneme as K (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Oct 5 at 1832, KVOH is poor, only S5-S7 peaks, while shortly after *1400 I had noticed it was VG. WWV reported at 1800 a K index of only 1, and no space weather storms past 24 hours nor predicted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475-, Oct 5 at 1839, WTWW-1 is OFF; as always, so is 9930, WTWW-2; and even more so, 12105, WTWW-3 not heard for months. Next check at 2349, 9475- is back as PPPP is talking about his ``thumb trick`` promising to explain how he does it later. What has this to do with white identity? OT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 660, Oct 6 at 1234 UT, ``The Answer`` local weather, traffic break, and back to talk show, with hiccups/glitches every couple seconds in the modulation, not the carrier: KSKY, 20/0.7 kW U4 from Balch Springs TX, address in Irving, and long known as a Dallas station within The Metroplex. Must be claim to fame of ugly-named Balch Springs which is ESE of downtown Dallas next to Mesquite, but B.S. claims 24K inhabitants itself. With a neat call like KSKY, why downplay it for kooky slogan, also in some other markets, related far-right stations? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re: ``UNIDENTIFIED. 1010, Sunday October 1 around 1237 UT, preacher in Spanish with somewhat strange accent, but not exactly gringo. Loops E/W or slightly counterclockwise. #1 suspect is KXXT Tolleson AZ (PhÅnix market), Family Values Radio, 15000/250 watts U5. Official FCC October sunrise is not until 1330 UT. Day pattern is circle tangent eastward, good for us. Schedule is overwhelmingly in English, but the daily lineup has lots of gaps including now:
http://familyvaluesradio1010.com/programguidedaily/
There is a `ConexiÃn Cristiana` at unknown time, and even a woman holding up a Brazilian flag, so could emit some Brazuguese too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

This would explain my unID: I had thought of KTNZ, my nearest 1010 to the west, but could not find any update of format change for it from stupid ballgame talk on ESPN en inglÃs; from Neil Kazaross, IL, Oct 3, in IRCA, et al.:

``KTNZ 1010 Amarillo now Spanish Religion --- I've heard their calls followed by Radio CatÃlica Mundial slogans the past couple days at sunrise. This is EWTN Spanish. 73 KAZ Barrington IL`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, October 6 at 1226-1231 UT: 828 (2 carriers?), 882, 1035, 1512 from WSW; 1098 west; 1566-NW. Sunrise here: 1231 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5838.00-USB, Oct 5 at 2355, 2-way in colloquial Spanish (before WTWW comes up on 5830), INTRUDERS if we claim broadcasting down to 5800, or 5745 as with ex-Greenville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6008.7-USB, Oct 5 at 2335, 2-way in Spanish but mostly pauses. Big het from 6009.7-AM presumably HJDH but which I can notch, leaving a little het from something closer to 6010.0, presumably ZYE521. Anyhow, not a good frequency choice for the INTRUDERS unless they hoped to go more unnoticed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7581.1-USB, Oct 5 at 2353, 2-way in Spanish, whistling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 21310-USB, Oct 6 at 1420, looking for anysignals on 14m, one here extremely weak S2 about equal to noise level, and slightly off-frequency low, requiring precision tuning for best sound, but all I can make out is `OD5V`, fonetikally, which looks like Lebanon but no such call in QRZ.com, and so poor I can`t tell if it`s the caller or callee. About to declare this the OSOB, I then find one other equally poor on 21285-USB, calling North America. At 1428 I think he spells his name as M-I-L, as short for Milton? Anyhow, 21505 BSKSA is fairly audible, so band is almost open from that area (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1836 UT October 6

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 4-5, 2017  View Printable Version 
Thursday, October 05 2017

Hauser
** CUBA. 6100, Oct 5 at 0603 check, RHC English is S9+10 of open carrier/dead air here, while 6000 & 6060 are OK; and 6145 is OFF. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6133 approx., Oct 5 at 0605, pulse jamming at the rate of 4 per second against nothing, Cuban style. Same sound but two jammers are running on 5980 an hour ahead of R. Martà usage, slightly out of synch so the pulses do not align (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 17730, Oct 5 at 1432, RHC Spanish is instead dead air at S9+10. Sometime before 1400 I was not hearing 17730 at all when 17580 was in well; and now 17580 is off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 17540, Oct 4 at 2137, NHK World RÃdio JapÃo in Portuguese via WHRI to South America, S9+20 making it the SSOB and almost the OSOB except for the JBA carriers from Spain on 17715 & 17855. Standard denounce of NHK for using a USA relay to reach elsewhere, but refusing to broadcast any English TO North America.

News about 1.2 million Nissans being recalled --- what, again, more??
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2017/10/02/nissan-recalls-1-2-million-japan-vehicles-re-inspections/722375001/
``The problem does not affect Nissan vehicles sold outside Japan`` --- whew (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 9630, Oct 5 at 0614, RNZI is missing: another sked change? Audiblizing weak Portuguese, i.e. 24-hour RÃdio Aparecida, Brasil which gets totally blocked by NZ when on. I hurriedly check other RNZI frequencies; not on 11725, nor 7425, nor 9765, nor 9700 (but Romania in stilted German is now coming thru well at S9+10 to S6 fades). RNZI pops back on 9630 at *0620, JIP news/discussion. Some outage or attributable to their Thursday maintenance breaks? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF channel A-13 and virtual 13-2, Oct 4 at 2106 UT, OETA OKLA via KETA OKC, during `BBC World News America` goes to black; eventually OETA puts up its ``Technical Difficulties`` neat design slide à la classic test pattern with rings. BBC WNA finally pops back on at 2111. The audio comes back a bit before the video.

I suspect this was a solar transit outage, which happen this time of year (and in March) when satellite network feeder passes directly in front of Sun, overcoming puny satellite signal with inevitable solar noise. These are entirely predictable, just like eclipses, for those who bother. Stations should be prepared with a slide or even a video explaining what`s happening, but few (none?) bother. Let alone work around them with alternate feed routing or pre-recording.

I remember the good old days of analog satellite feeds, when one would see the video gradually fade dynamically into visible noise level, and then back out to clear, but with digital it`s all-or-nothing. It so happens that KETA repeats the BBC news one hour later on 13-1, so I`m watching then to see the 5 minutes missed or whether it`s a playback with the gap. No, no problem on this one, and altho some of the stories are the same, others seem to be different, so maybe it was really an updated cast on a different new feed. The 2200 UT airing used to be on one-hour delay, as was painfully obvious when during Breaking News. We`ll try to see what happen 24 hours later. Or, it could have been something else totally unrelated to STOs. I think OKC was getting heavy rain and flooding.

One station, radio, which warns listeners about STOs because it also feeds its own relays via satellite, is KNAU in Flagstaff AZ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Viz.:

Fall Solar Interference Returns

It's that time of year (and we don't mean Pledge Drive Lite). Each spring and fall our geosynchronous NPR satellite passes directly between KNAU and the sun. The orbital mechanics are a lot like the solar eclipse last month.

But as the sun passes into the line-of-sight of our satellite dish antenna, we temporarily lose our satellite connections: one with NPR and another one linking to our transmitters which are also satellite-delivered in Prescott, Page and Grand Canyon.

The outages will happen at about 11:16 [am MST = 1816 UT] from October 5th to the 8th. At their peak, these interruptions will start with deteriorating signal with a complete dropout lasting as long as 90 seconds. But many listeners won't hear a problem at all.

Here's a link to a site that explains it pretty well

Sun outages: Why your TV, radio and internet might drop out in the next fortnight
ABC Science By James Bullen Posted 20 March 2017 at 1:16 am
http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2017-03-20/how-can-the-sun-mess-with-your-tv-and-radio/8363976
(KNAU Flagstaff AZ newsletter Sept 29 via DXLD)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15380.03v, Oct 5 at 1341, BSKSA in Arabic with big frying-sound buzz, just like old times; what audio can be heard matches // 17615. 15380 is also wobbling slightly at S9. This is 500 kW, 310 degrees from Riyadh for CIRAF 39-N only, which means Turkey, but overkill power blasts right on USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15520, Oct 4 at 2058, REE playing YL rock song in English. It would be a lot more helpful if they would broadcast some news in English! This is now the best frequency by far on the PL-880 with whip only, as 15390 is VP, and altho on the air, the 16m channels 17855 to us and 17715 are poor. By 2134 recheck, 15520 has become JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 15517, Oct 4 at 1333, JBA carrier, no doubt V of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN on signature split frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNIING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1898 monitoring: confirmed for second week at new secret time, Wednesday October 4 at 2030 on WRMI 9955, fair, no jamming yet. Also confirmed Wed Oct 4 at 2100 on WBCQ, 7490, poor but modulating this week (as usual, the ``Q`` of the WBCQ singing ID immediately preceding is only half-there, cut off by automation in the middle of the letter.) At 2128 I find it on 7490.04 at S8-S9. Also confirmed Wed Oct 4 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.066v-CUSB, good. Next:
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [ex-2230]
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v 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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 // 9455, Oct 5 at 0609, WRMI S9+10 with VOA News relay about Catalunya, Togo, etc., ``the tiny West African nation`` ---

TINY TRAP! Altho smaller than many African neighbors, Togo`s area is 21,000 square miles, about twice the size of Albania, or slightly smaller than West Virginia --- would either of those be called ``tiny`` by anyone Outside the tiny Beltway?? Well, yes, by plenty of ignorami.

VOA News is chopped off incomplete at 0612 right after the word ``continued`` but not part of ``to be continued``; dead air, ID and back to Oldies. I`m wondering to what extent this Oldies service is automated to plug in the VOA News at odd times without intervention? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17620-USB, Oct 5 at 1335, INTRUDERS, very poor 2-way in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1733 UT October 5

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 4, 2017  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, October 04 2017

Hauser
** CHINA. 7600, Oct 4 at 1257 choral music, emphatic Chinese talk, 5+1 accurate timesignal to 1300*. Must be CNR1 jammer, as Aoki/NDXC shows nothing but jammed 0.1 kW Sound of Hope between 07 and 01 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6145, Oct 4 at 0600, this RHC English transmitter is missing again, still on 6100, 6060, 6000. How early is it missing? Supposed to start at 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS [non]. 9955, Wed Oct 4 at 1306, WRMI with FG Radio, which continues to default to their `travel gazette` sexion, playing music fill between brief items about European low-cost airlines, plans for direct flights between Kenya and US. Publicity for Famagusta website
http://www.travel-gazette.com
has several seemingly real story linx, but top of page pimps fake news clickbait to questionable advertising (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA. 6090, Oct 4 at 0256, carrier on here but not Anguilla, very poor S5-S7, 0258:20 IS starts playing briefly and can`t copy any talk to 0300. Amhara State Radio is the one on 6090, but Ron Howard with help from David Kernick has been hearing ISes of different stations each day, on 6090, the ones also supposed to be on 6030 and 6110.

He says on UT Oct 3 it was really R. Amhara IS, but Oct 1 it was R. Oromiya, and on Sept 29, R. Fana, respectively; however the first clip is labeled UTC Oct 2, all in heavy storm noise levels:
http://goo.gl/9yN12V
http://goo.gl/wjZFN3
http://goo.gl/3e1MXn

Recalling my unrecorded log, seems more like the first one, than the second one and certainly not the third one I heard. All the regional stations are transmitted from Addis Ababa, so a mixup could easily happen at the site if not the studios. Even the private station R. Fana, 6110 transmits from the AA/Geja site, same as R. Oromiya, 6030, government station. WRTH does not specify Geja, however, for Amhara SR. It should be interesting to monitor 6110 and if possible 6030 at the same time just before 0300 to ascertain which ISes they are playing. Then there`s 5950, V. of Tigray Revolution, which also transmits on SW from AA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 15449.885, Oct 4 at 1429, still way off-frequency is Biblis scheduled in R. Liberty Tajik service. See also TURKEY for another off-frequency 15450 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, Oct 4 at 0245, JBA speech from Station YHWH, 0249 seems off, 0254 seems on. Next check at 0603, surprised to find him still/again on, very late, and much better at S9+10, now can understand his diatribe including: was former Christian for 40 years, 53-page document, tens of millions of Christians have been fooled into believing in that so-called god, Jesus. 0606 playing his notorious ``creepy tune, Days of Hard Life``, but cut at 0608 for undermodulated closing, ID as YHWH, hello to someone in California, I love you, and pulls plug immediately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 21505.028, Oct 4 at 1433, Arabic talk stronger than 21525 WRMI, but weaker than // 17705.005, i.e. BSKSA General first program. 21505 is 500 kW, 295 degrees from Riyadh. Nice to find 13m open from the ME, but too bad no one else is using it, not even Kuwait (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450.04, Oct 4 at 1324, VOT closing with headline about Syria, sign-off, IS interspersed with Turkish? IDs, off just before 1330* but probably too late to get the transmitter retuned to 11880 for Kazakh to start on time at 1330. English from 1230 would have been sufficient for listening with some strain, so the marginal October propagation improvement is underway. Another off-frequency 15450: see GERMANY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1898 monitoring: woke up at 1100 Wed Oct 4, barely too late to confirm the 1030 airing on WRMIs 5850 & 9455. Confirmed Wed Oct 4 at 1315 on WRMI 9955, good S9+20, no jamming. Next:
Wed 2030 WRMI 9955 to SSE [NEW]
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [ex-2230]
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v 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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7570, Oct 4 at 0246, this WRMI is off, so one less frequency from The Overkiller, sob! All other WRMIs, 5, 7, 9 and 11 MHz bands, are still on, so not a total power failure. However, 5985 is JBA carrier, so maybe not WRMI but always weak here, now supposed to start at 0230. Next check at 0601, 7570 is back on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 // 9455, Oct 4 at 0612, WRMI with VOA news about expelling Cuban diplomats, etc., until 0617 ID and back to Oldies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505, Oct 4 at 0246, WRNO is on and close to frequency, gospel huxter in English. Had been missing for a week or more whenever checked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re: ``UNIDENTIFIED. 1010, Sept 15 at 1214 UT, ballad music in Spanish roughly E/W. Format might fit for XELO Chihuahua or XEWS CuliacÃn (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

This would explain my unID: I had thought of KTNZ, my nearest 1010 to the west, but could not find any update of format change for it from stupid ballgame talk on ESPN en inglÃs; from Neil Kazaross, IL, Oct 3, in IRCA, et al.:

``KTNZ 1010 Amarillo now Spanish Religion --- I've heard their calls followed by Radio CatÃlica Mundial slogans the past couple days at sunrise. This is EWTN Spanish. 73 KAZ Barrington IL`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1723 October 4

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 3, 2017  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, October 04 2017

Hauser
** BANGLADESH. 15505, Oct 3 at 1358, Bangladesh Betar carrier very poor at S2-S5, but stronger than usual, enough to perceive the IS starting at 1359:30, and the 5+1 pip mis-timesignal not ending until 1400:41.5! as Urdu service opens (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6145, Oct 3 at 0636, this RHC English is AWOL again, still on the others, 6100, 6060, 6000; ahh, redundancy! Something is always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 6170, Oct 3 at 1327, RNZI still here, not yet moved to 5980 as registered if that is really a plan (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1898, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.93, Oct 3 at 0635, Voice of Nigeria is S9+10 but just barely modulated, presumably Hausa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 9890, Oct 3 at 2359, B-B-C- chimes very poor. It`s SINGAPORE, 250 kW at 330 degrees, about to start a semihour in Myanmarianese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. All frequencies of WRMI OFF the air at 0632-0635 UT check October 3: 5850, 7570, 7730, 7780, 9395, 9455, 9955, 11580 all inaudible (tho 9 & 11 MHz might have faded out); Other US stations on 5, 6 and 7 MHz are still audible. Reawake at 1326, they are all still off except for very poor signals on 9395, 9455, not WRMI?

11825, Oct 3 at 1329, good dead air presumably WRMI about to come back? No, from 1330 it`s KSDA GUAM signing on in Thai!

9455, Oct 3 at 1342, open carrier, so WRMI starting to come back, then some music; others still off except JBA carrier on 9395.

9455 // weaker 9395, Oct 3 at 1401, now in `The Power Hour` with paranoid commentary about the Deep State, paedophilia, Trump in danger? Still, no other frequencies.

Next check at 1427 Oct 3, now // 7780 is very poor as usual; 9955 back with BS; 11580 back with Argentina in Spanish, 11825 BS; 21525 JBA with Radio Africa. Then I check WRMI FB to find what Jeff is saying:

``WRMI Radio Miami International --- 1130 UTC Tuesday October 3 - WRMI is experiencing an unusual power outage, perhaps caused by the recent Hurricane Irma damage in the area. All of our transmitters are off the air except for 9395 kHz on low power. Florida Power & Light is investigating and repairing the problem at this time and we hope to be back on the air soon. Our live stream of 9955 kHz is online on our website, wrmi.net and via services such as TuneIn.

1400 UTC Tuesday October 3 - OK, our power has just returned and we will be bringing all of our transmitters back on the air within a few minutes. Some overhead power lines in the area of our transmitter site, possibly damaged by Hurricane Irma, fell to the ground. Florida Power & Light fixed the lines just a few minutes ago``

He has also added dozens of photos from HFCC B-17 in Cape Town.

I pause in WOR 1898 produxion to check 9955, October 3 at 2054 to discover what extra program is on at 2030 Tuesday: another gospel huxter in English, unknown which (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1898 contents: Australia, Bolivia, Brasil, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia and non, Falkland Islands and non, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Kashmir non, Korea North non, Kurdistan non, Lebanon, Mongolia, New Zealand, PerÃ, Puerto Rico, Solomon Islands, Spain, Ukraine, UK, USA, unidentified, and the propagation outlook

WORLD OF RADIO 1898 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast less than one semihour after completed, Tuesday October 3 at 2130 on WRMI 9455, good (and still not on // 15770, but would have been splashed by 15760 WHRIBS); also confirmed Tue Oct 3 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.130v-CUSB, S9+10. Next:
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2030 WRMI 9955 to SSE [NEW]
Wed 21000 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [ex-2230]
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v 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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0231 UT October 4

 

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