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Glenn Hauser logs November 4-5-6, 2020  View Printable Version 
Friday, November 06 2020

Hauser
Note: about a dekaday after the icestorm, my main antenna to the R75,
~100 foot E-W-ish longwire, has been restored circa 1930 UT Nov 4. But
line noise level is too high around here.

** CANADA. 248-MCW kHz, Nov 5 at 0704 UT, dash and WG, the NDB from
Winnipeg with quite a strong 1 kW signal like PR on 391; but no
rarities from elsewhere in Canada; weak 250-watt, 413-MCW, YHD from
Dryden, Ont (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Nov 5 at 1441, none in the WOOB 13s, 12s
or 10s, but weak Chinese on 11120, JBA carriers on 11440, 11460 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Nov 4 at 2019, RHC first English of the day confirmed
usual non-DST shift to one UT hour later from 2000, VG S9+20 with OK
modulation altho often not (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2059)

** CUBA. 6100, Nov 5 at 0644, RHC English again on this frequency
instead of erroneous 5910 23 hours ago, // 6145 and 5040 also on an
hour later than in summer, all with OK modulation but 6000 is
suptorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF
RADIO 2059)

** CUBA. 13638 & 13763 approx., Nov 5 at 1433, RHC Spanish extremely
distorted FMish spurblobs with F# tones are back! after quite a spell
missing, about S9 out of even stronger fundamental 13700. But only
trace of further multiples circa 13566, 13826, 13886.

Nov 5 at 1520 I blobcheck again: approx. 13763 but much weaker on
13638, while 13700 is S9+10/20 with good modulation. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2059)

** CUBA. 15140, Nov 5 at 1518, RHC `Sonido Cubano` music is ruined by
suptorted modulation out of this S9+20; // 15230 is relatively OK,
just undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PUERTO RICO. 391-MCW kHz, Nov 5 at 0703 UT, NDBeacon DDP with
strong 1-kW signal all the way from Dorado, like that from 248 WG
Winnipeg. I was tuned to 389 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2058 monitoring: confirmed
Wednesday November 4 at 2200.4 on WBCQ 7490.1v, S9/+10 direct now one
UT hour later improved with less light path

Also confirmed Wed Nov 4 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, S9+10 over jamming.

Also confirmed UT Thu Nov 5 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, F-G at UTwente

WORLD OF RADIO 2059 contents: Alaska, Albania, Algeria, Antarctica,
Armenia, Bougainville, Brasil, Canada, China non, Colombia?, Cuba and
non, Ecuador, Europe, Germany, Iran non, Korea South & North,
Kyrgyzstan, México, Mongolia, Netherlands and non, Norway, Palau,
Papua New Guinea, Perú, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA,
Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Western Sahara non; and the
propagation outlook

WOR 2059 is available as of 0019 UT Friday November 6
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2059.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2059.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW & 5010 to S
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 61 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [new? unconfirmed]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Chris Campbell, OH
who along with a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com says:
``I just want you to know how much I appreciate all of your efforts
and years of information. I also love tips for rational living!!!``

Contributions via PayPal not necessarily in US funds.

One may also contribute via money order or check in US funds
on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

Confirmed first airing UT Fri Nov 6 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, good direct
to merely a portable ATS-909 with telescopic; and 5010, VG S9+10 into
Bonaire SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 5970, Nov 5 at 0646, WEWN Spanish is S9+10 of dead
air, audiblizing some pulsejamsplash from 5980 Cuba against nothing
there, and also adjacent Hausa on 5975 which is BBC ASCENSION this
semihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0143 UT November 6

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 4, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, November 04 2020

Hauser
** CHINA [non]. 15700, Nov 4 at 1523, CRI English via CUBA is S9+30
but just barely modulated, with hum. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, Nov 4 at 0708, RHC English back on here with hum, //
better 6145 only, and NOT 5910 which was active last night instead of
6100, mistake? Also OFF now are 6000, 5040. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, Nov 4 at 1527, RHC Spanish again much weaker than
usual, poor S6-S8 during `Sonido Cubano` music. Also // 15140, and
stronger than usual 9535 at S9+10. At this level one could hardly
expect any spurs out of 13700 to audiblize. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [non]. 7435 // 7355, Nov 4 at 0705, Radio Martí is on later
than late, discussing the Yanqui elexion, both S9+10/20 with little
jamming, also 6030 with more jamming. These are the frequencies
registered with temporary extension 0400-0600, only until 5 December;
maybe back to 0600* henceforth whether or not the elexion be stolen by
Trump? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Nov 4 at 0710, JBA carrier, presumed SIBC
starting to propagate around sunset there, and about equal to the JBA
carrier on 5055, presumed 4KZ Queensland, as heard last night (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 12035.0, Nov 4 at 1328, VOT IS & English ID, JBA back on
proper frequency ex-12032.0 yesterday. Recheck at 1440, 12035 is off
instead of Kazakh on wrong frequency as suspected recently.
Something`s not erroneous at Emirler today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2058 monitoring: note timeshifts for the
first two of the last three, due to standard time, which might
generally improve reception later in the days:

2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [timeshift]
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [timeshift]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Thanks this week for financial support from ionospheric researcher Dr
Phil Erickson, who, along with a contribution via PayPal to woradio at
yahoo.com says:

``Dear Mr. Hauser - thanks for decades of faithful work on Review of
International Broadcasting, World of Radio, and more. I first received
RIB in upstate NY in 1977 and have admired your work ever since.
Keeping up now with WOR through groups.io. Good DX, always. -- Phil
Erickson, Clinton, MA, USA (de W1PJE)``

Contributions via PayPal not necessarily in US funds. One may also
contribute via money order or check in US funds on a US bank to Glenn
Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

Next WOR 2059 should be ready by early UT Friday November 6 for first
broadcast at 0130 on WRMI 5850, 5010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7490.0, Nov 4 at 0559-0600*, I tune in just in time to hear
at S9, classic WHRI sign-off from Cypress Creek, South Carolina, LeSEA
Broadcasting --- huh? That name was abolished over a year ago. Now
it`s FBC. The strange thing is, the WBCQ program schedule now claims
that station is on 7490 at 0400-0600 Tue-Sat with some wacko
conspiracy talkshow. WBCQ is supposedly in the process of acquiring
WHRI, but are they already responsible for some of the programming on
WHRI transmitter?

This can be ambiguous, since of course 7490 is also WBCQ`s prime
frequency from Maine, despite currently HFCC-registered at these hours
as from WHRI! It`s pointless trying to see what program WHR claims to
have on 7490, for it is not among the drop-down choose-a-frequency
list on their website, where it seems we can no longer display a
complete program schedule for any frequency/Angel, but instead have to
enter search criteria for any individual item! and take our chances on
finding anything at all. What a mess (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7310-7315-7320, Nov 4 at 0707, hybrid DRM noise from WINB,
as now registered M-F at 0700-1000; is high-speed stock trading going
on in the middle of our night?

BTW, HFCC shows WHRI is also registered for 7315, daily at 0600-0900,
Sat/Sun at 0900-1000. Those two better coordinate with each other
axual usage.

13650-13655-13660, Nov 4 at 1528, WINB hybrid DRM is still here as I
first logged on Oct 26 as B-20 replacement for 15750-15755-15760.

But latest HFCC dated Nov 2 shows it on 13660-13665-13670 instead, M-F
at 1200-1700. Ivo Ivanov had also reported Nov 3:

``*USA Last minute frequency change of WINB Red Lion in Hybrid DRM*
1200-1700 NF 13665 INB 015 kW / 062 deg to WeEu Mon-Fri, ex 13655``

It is not clear whether he axually heard it circa 13665 yesterday or
was just going by unconfirmed and questionable HFCC info, which also
claims that WINB DRM power is 50 kW. No way to be certain here, but
sure sounds strong enough to be 50, not 15. WINB website still lacks
any program schedule for DRM transmissions, just AM 9265V, barely
mentioning DRM at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1823 UT November 4

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 3-4, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, November 04 2020

Hauser
** AUSTRALIA. 5055, Nov 3 at 0740, JBA carrier, presumed the 1 kW,
4KZ, Innisfail, Queensland, starting to show up before sunset approx.
0824 UT, now that I`m awake late enough (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** AUSTRIA. 5930, Nov 4 at 0058, BBC in some language, not too much
problem from 5935 WWCR. Probably Dari as HFCC shows Prs at 0030-0100 &
0130-0200, 300 kW eastward from Moosbrunn, sandwiching Pus probably
Pashto betwixt (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, Nov 3 at 0742 UT, weak marine weather in English
by roboyl. DXinfocentre.com/mb shows it`s VCO, Sydney, Nova Scotia,
550 watts with the first broadcast of the early morning starting at
0740 UT among the 3 other stations in the NS area 2749 is time-shared
with.

2598-USB, Nov 3 at 0743, weak marine weather in English by roboyl
sounds quite like 2749 but probably not //. Dxinfocentre.com/mb shows
this one is VCP-4, Placentia, Newfoundland, 3000 watts, with the first
broadcast of the early morning starting at 0737 UT among the 5 other
stations in the NL area 2598 is time-shared with. During DST I was
hearing some of these an hour earlier so suspect their schedules be
time-shifted altho not so specified. Now they appear to match (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [non]. B-20 CRI relays: see CUBA

** COLOMBIA? 4940, Nov 3 at 0331, anonymous mystery missionary station
still going with gospel huxter in Spanish, S8/S9+10 into Bonaire SDR
with typical -5v Hz carrier offset in SynchAM mode.

Despite having found Timed-Delay-of-Arrival direxion finding useless
before, I decide to try it again. Three Kiwi sites I can employ are
Pardinho, Brasil; Trinidad; and TWR Dominican Republic. They conclude
4940 is ``most likely`` at 3.20 degrees north, minus 69.80 longitude,
which is in east-central Colombia, or Barrara Minas, Guainia. This is
not too far from Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela, just across the border,
one of the previous outcomes, so together they become somewhat more
credible as a general area. But then at 0345 I run it again with
different Kiwis: Vilhena, Brasil; Bonaire; and Cariaru, Brasil. This
time they put it at 13.50 north, -157.50 west, which is in the N
Pacific Ocean, off the coast SW of Mexico. I think not (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6145, Nov 3 at 0732, RHC English still on an extra hour,
S9+20 with sufficient modulation and // 6000. This may mean the NAm
English span has all shifted an hour later to 0100-0800 instead of
0000-0700. Due to end of DST in USA, as a Running Dog of Yanqui
Imperialism.

5910, Nov 3 at 0736, RHC English is here too! Starting `Focus on
Africa` which is musical, S9+20. This frequency has been used before
for CRI relays earlier, not RHC itself, so could be an error at this
hour. 6100 however is off so maybe ex-that.

Arnie continues to boycott HFCC since that might cause him to
negotiate with --- ugh --- Americans, but CRI at least registers its
relays via HABana, B-20 showing 5910 at 0300-0400 English, 0400-0455
Yue = Cantonese, with 250 kW at 305 degrees. Oh2, back to 6180 at
01-03, to collide with Brasil. No change from A-season for the others
on 5990, 9570, 13650, 15120; and as I already reported, 15700
ex-11880.

6000, Nov 4 at 0013, RHC in suptorted Spanish, presumably the `Mesa
Redonda`` TV show soundtrack shifted as usual an hour later after DST,
nominally 00-01 weekdays, and // 11950, but no signal there to the
Virginia SDR where I am checking all these. Also NOT on now is 6145
the other NAm English frequency which used to start at 0000, now 0100?
Also NOT to be heard are Spanish: 11760, 9640; 6060 has something with
Qu`ran, and 6100 China`s Portuguese service music fill direct.

5040, Nov 4 at 0015, however is on now in English, probably the only
one at this hour per winter scheduling.

At 0050 Nov 4, I check Cuban frequencies direct: JBA carriers on
11800, 11760, 11670 which match for Cuba; propagation extremely
degraded but you would not know it from WWV at 0000: K-index only 1,
no storms, and solar flux for Nov 3 was a `high` 83! No signal on 9640
but 9535 is S7-S8. WRMI not making it on 9 MHz either but OK on 7
MHz.

6180, Nov 4 at 0100, now very fast SAH between RNA Brasil and must be
the CRI CUBA relay back here despite collision last winter. Brasil was
solo before 0100 but disturbed and // much weaker 11780.

6145, Nov 4 at 0102, RHC has just come on here with dead air, then JIP
English modulation, and also now on weaker // 6000. 5040 now has
switched to Kriyol (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also PERU [and non]

** CUBA [and non]. 5980, Nov 3 at 0734, Cuban jamming against no
Martí, instead trying to save us from those nasty WWCR leapfrog mixing
products, JBA underneath jam the 5890/5935 huxters which are very
strong this night on fundamentals (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 5990, Nov 3 at 0733, noise jamming of
slightly varying pitch in the Juche style, blotting something talking.
No doubt attacking Echo of Hope, one of their several jumparound
frequencies this week as confirmed by Ron Howard on Nov 3. Unless I
can modify my own sleephours depending on local time, during CST I may
be awake as late as 0730 UT instead of 0630, e.g. audiblizing stuff
like this as it`s nearing winter sunset on the peninsula, 0833 at
P`yongyang (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, KUCO, Edmond: on Nov 1 I sent this to GM Brad
Ferguson:

``Brad, Glad you`re back! Sure missed KUCO. Seemed most of the time
the silent carrier was on at least weakly, as KHCC would sometimes get
overcome depending on antenna orientation or in driving around.

Perhaps it would be a good idea not to put all your eggs in the
fibre-optic link, like at least for backup a plain old 900 MHz STL?

Still not clear to me why the webcast was also gone; yet you could
feed the relay stations? Or did they pick up WCPE directly? Are KCSC
and KBCW able to insert own IDs? As on 90.1 we always hear
triple-station IDs. Best wishes, Glenn Hauser, Enid`` --- he replied:

``Of course we wanted to use an STL from the get-go but no path was
available from our downtown location, hence the fiber optic cable.
And the cable is double looped for robustness. Just a devastating ice
storm this time around.

McAlester and Woodward are complete repeaters but we were able to feed
WCPE to them in the meantime. (And listeners had to suffer a second
fund drive from NC!) BF`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU [and non]. 4764, Nov 4 at 0106, JBA carrier direct, presumed
R. Huanta Dos Mil, which LOB in Brasil is still reporting on this
frequency; we have another hour to hear it since R. Progreso, CUBA,
has timeshifted 4765 to start at *0131.8 as carrier-on tonight. But by
0114, no more signal on 4764, signed off already? (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 12032.0, Nov 3 at 1413, JBA song on this odd even
frequency; not a stray CNR1 jammer as not // 6125. But there is no VOT
on 12035 for the 1330-1425v English, so is this that? Yes! At 1420,
Turkish muisc at S3-S5 and JBA English ID for Voice of Turkey.
Probably a keypad punch-up error; something`s always erroneous at
Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7340-7345-7350, Nov 4 at 0054, DRM noise, so Radio Martí
experiment is back from Grimesland NC. I found it missing for a couple
weeks at various chex. B-20 HFCC still has it falsely as NOT DRM, at
17-02. Now the NOT DRM RM frequencies I hear are 7355 & 7435, VG over
jamming, and also 6030 with more jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2058 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday
November 3 at 0330 on WRMI 5800, S9+10/20 into TWR Bonaire KiwiSDR.
Next:
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [timeshift]
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [timeshift]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Thanks this week for financial support from ionospheric researcher Dr
Phil Erickson, who, along with a contribution via PayPal to woradio at
yahoo.com says:

``Dear Mr. Hauser - thanks for decades of faithful work on Review of
International Broadcasting, World of Radio, and more. I first received
RIB in upstate NY in 1977 and have admired your work ever since.
Keeping up now with WOR through groups.io. Good DX, always. -- Phil
Erickson, Clinton, MA, USA (de W1PJE)``

Contributions via PayPal not necessarily in US funds. One may also
contribute via money order or check in US funds on a US bank to Glenn
Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. E-QSL from Texas Radio SW for Hallowe`en special via WBCQ
6160v, Nov 1 at 0200-0300:
https://www.w4uvh.net/TRSW_2020_Halloween_eQSL_WBCQ_Hauser.jpg
It`s the 100th entry in my QSL gallery:
http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html
I have *many* more especially from decades ago yet to be scanned
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6905.96-RCUSB, Nov 3 at 0333, JBA carrier from presumed
ROCV, El Tigre, into Bonaire SDR, again unreasonably weak compared to
previous captations. There is also a JBA het and on the waterfall from
a carrier on exactly 6905.0 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0241 UT November 4

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 1-2-3, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, November 03 2020

Hauser
ALAN ROE`S WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST updated:

Hi Glenn, My latest Hitlist update.
http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) Change of DST - Amended Time-Zone offset notations for Cuba
(Progreso, Rebelde) and USA (Martí, VOA, WRMI)
2) Cuba - R Progreso: Updated link to live stream; removed link to
audio on demand (as page no longer found)
3) Germany - MBR: Updated link to new B-20 frequency schedule
4) India - All India R: Updated link to generic AIR Homepage, and
removed link to AIR's own frequency page as no longer exists
5) Romania - RRI: Updated link to new webpage for B-20 frequencies,
and deleted link to RRI's own on-demand/podcasts (as no longer
existing)
6) Spain - REE: Updated link to new webpage for B-20 frequencies
7) Turkey - TSR: Added link to frequency page for TSR
8) USA - WRMI: Moved "Encore Classical Music" link from association
with WWCR to WRMI

Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be end of
November. Best wishes and 73 from England (where we are about to go
into another national lockdown). (Alan Roe, Nov 1)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Nov 1 at 2307: 7540 Chinese S9, //
weaker 7810, 7470; at 2321, 6125; 2322, JBA Chinese 11170, 10920,
10870; JBA carriers on 11120, 11070, many of same SOH jam frequencies
heard in our mornings. 7540 is jamming RFA Tibetan via Kuwait; 7470 is
RFA Tibetan via Tajikistan, both this hour only. 7810 is an SOH
frequency but Aoki does not have it on and jammed at this hour. 6125
is a legit CNR1 non-jammer channel.

Around grayline, I have some other non-CNR1 // Chineses: at 2310,
7325, which is CRI Cantonese via Kunming. And at 2322 on 6140, vocal
operatic which is same service and site.

6900, at 2315, something weak, Chinese? Yes, a SOH *jammer.

[and non] 6100, at 2320 Nov 1, Chinese music, i.e. CRI Portuguese via
Beijing short-path to here but aiming long-path 318 degrees, and //
13650 same via CUBA, but on the latter, modulation cutting on & off,
while NHK is continuously audible underneath. This service continues
to be *nothing* but music fill for years now! Something`s always wrong
at RadioCuba as well as CRI (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [non]. 15700, Nov 2 at 1500, S9+20/30 of dead air except for
big hum, then trace of CRI English modulation, ex-11880 via CUBA. By
1505 modulation has crept up a bit but still awful. Something`s always
wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5954, Nov 2 at 2312, Cuban pulse jamming centred here, a
legacy disservice originally drawn by the Costa Rican transmitter of
Radio República, remember that? Which has been gone for many years
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6145, UT Mon Nov 2 at 0213-0218, RHC English with `DXers
Unlimited`, Derwin? Jones substituting for Arnie who has a ``sore
throat``, but the script is typical Arnie stuff about propagation and
ham radio, lasting only 5 minutes. Just confirming DXUL still exist
around these times for next DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS update pending
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, Nov 2 at 1538, VP S5-S6 signal, must be RHC but
dreadfully weak, for music is // 11760 which is suptorted! As is
15140. // 15230 is a little better. At 1540 I find more RHC still on
air, nominally until 1600 now? or slipshod: 9535 not distorted but
fluttery; and 7350 very poor and undermodulated. Somethings always
wrongs at RHC. It may be another week before intentional B-20 changes
settle in as Arnie plays catch-up. Individual Spanish program times
should already have shifted one UT hour later (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ITALY. 18164-USB, Nov 2 at 1455, IU3BTY fonetikaly calling QRZ.
Seems Italy/Slovenia area is a hotspot for 17m activity and/or
propagation to here.
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/iu3bty
``IU3BTY, Valerio Spagnolo, Via Cristoforo Colombo n.20, Conegliano
(Tv) 31015, Italy`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also SLOVENIA

** KURDISTAN [non]. 15600, Nov 2 at 1459, ``Dengê Amerika`` ID and off
1500*. It`s VOA Kurdish via Woofferton UK at 14-15 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** MEXICO. 560, Nov 2 at 0629 UT, ID in passing as I tune across,
sounds like ``La Serena - 98.1``. But no such slogan is listed for any
Mexican or any Latin American, and there are no US SS on 560. Instead
I think it must have been:

XEGIK, Monclova, Coahuila, which is my nearest XE anyway, per IRCA
Mexican Log, 1400/250 watts with FM on 88.1, ``La Acerera`` --- acero
means steel but acera can also mean sidewalk. Steel mill? IIRC,
Monclova is a polluted industrial town, and there is a General Steel
Group there, at least with warehouse and sales if not manufaxuring.
The Steely Station? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SLOVENIA. On 18113-USB, Nov 1 at 1458, I have been hearing a ham
making quick contacts as ``CNR57DX``. A three-letter prefix is unheard
of and surely wrong; nonesuch in qrz.com but I can`t figure out what
he is really saying? Never with fonetix to make it clear except for
the ``DX`` which is obvious. CN+ implies Morocco. Ideas?

Don Moman, AB replied on the WOR iog: ``I'm hearing the pileup all
calling Slavko S57DX on 18113.``

Tnx, Don. I guess he is saying fonetik ``sierra`` but it sure sounds
like C-N-R. I bet he`s related to S51DX I logged the other day.
Slovenia, land of future first-ladies. Yes, they are brothers. Lots of
info at:

https://www.qrz.com/lookup/s57dx
``S57DX, SLAVKO CELARC, OB IGRISCU 8, 1360 VRHNIKA, Slovenia``

Still allows a little time for chat about weather, etc., but clearly
trying to rack up contacts, contest? Lots of other activity on 17m,
such as a pileup on 18150-USB.

18122-USB, Nov 2 at 1450, there he is again, S57DX with quick North
American contacts, CQ 17, this time alternating ``sierra`` with
``sugar``, better clearer signal than yesterday. Still going at 1546
recheck. See also ITALY (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2058 monitoring: confirmed UT
Monday November 2 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 2 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10 to UTwente.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 2 at 0230 on WRMIs 7780, ditto; and 5800
good to Bonaire SDR. So those remain at same UTs, no shifts.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 2 from 0401 on Area 51, 6159.92 WBCQ, S7 but
sounds VG into a Rochester SDR, now one UT hour later.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 2 at 0430, one hour later, on WRMI webcast,
but cannot hear 9955 direct except some weak pulse jamming, nor can I
hear it via various KiwiSDRs in North & South America!

Also confirmed Monday November 2 from 1900.9 on IRRS 7290 via
BULGARIA, S9+30 into UTwente SDR from *1857 carrier, 1859.8 ID with P
O box, 1900.3 FSN headlines before WOR. With a few glitches OK past
1910 at least.

Also confirmed UT Tue Nov 3 at 0108 the 0100 on WRMI 7780, good at
UTwente. Next:
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [timeshift]
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [timeshift]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Thanks this week for financial support from ionospheric researcher Dr
Phil Erickson, who, along with a contribution via PayPal to woradio at
yahoo.com says:

``Dear Mr. Hauser - thanks for decades of faithful work on Review of
International Broadcasting, World of Radio, and more. I first received
RIB in upstate NY in 1977 and have admired your work ever since.
Keeping up now with WOR through groups.io. Good DX, always. -- Phil
Erickson, Clinton, MA, USA (de W1PJE)``

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Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, Nov 2 at 1539, WRMI is still on with The Overkiller,
substituting for 9395, altho surely in the opposite direxion, and //
9455 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. AHW has vaguely mentioned special programming tonight
commemorating the 100th anniversary of broadcasting in the form of
KDKA, on WBCQ 7490 & 6160 = UT Tuesday. But I don`t find anything
about it in his twits or on the website, nor of zappahead. Does anyone
know?

I do see on the *WBCQ* 7490 program sked a new wacko conspiracy show
Tue-Sat at 0400-0600. But these hours are in HFCC for WHRI not WBCQ,
and I already heard something last week assumed to be Cypress Creek
since it was not off-frequency. Is the takeover/merger underway
already? (Glenn at 2141 UT Nov 2, WOR iog)

No replies, but monitoring 7490.1 from 0000 UT Tue Nov 3, good signal
direct at first but fading down by 0008, the usual `Uncle Bill`s
Melting Pot` repeat filler, the first dekaminute also commemorating
the KDKA anniversary with some songs popular in 1920y, starting with
``Whispering``.

Then I switch to 6159.92, S9 for WBCQ Area 61 and hear a docu about
the early days of KDKA, in fact a produxion by KDKA when ``today`` was
the Reagan era, mentioning adding a ``Far North Service`` on SW in the
`30s. Then I find this week`s Area 61 has now been revealed at
http://zappahead.net/#2020-1102-area61

``Area 61 for 2-6 November 2020
Tune in weekdays at 7PM US eastern time (0000 UTC) on WBCQ 6.160 MHz.
You can listen to us on the internet at http://splatterbox.us/area51

Monday 2 November 2020
KDKA Pittsburgh began regular broadcasting 100 years ago today when
the station began an election night broadcast at 6 p.m. on Tuesday,
Nov. 2, 1920, from a tiny shack atop one of the Westinghouse Electric
buildings in East Pittsburgh.

Four men manned that first broadcast: Engineer William Thomas;
telephone line operator John Frazier; R.S. McClelland, a standby; and
Leo Rosenberg, radio's first announcer.

The election returns of the Harding-Cox presidential race were relayed
to about one thousand listeners who learned through this incredible
new medium who the next president of the United States would be.

Celebrating 100 Years of KDKA Radio
KDKA Celebrates 65 (November 2, 1985)
Adventures In Research 30 December 1944 Eyes and Ears For the Millions
Jean Shepherd 1965 - Magic of Radio``
I then listen to more of it on the stream (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1020, Nov 3 at 0120 UT, it`s the 100th anniversary of
broadcasts from KDKA Pittsburgh PA, so it would be nice to log them
now. But as usual, nearby KOKP Perry OK stupid sportstalk dominates
even at night, and if I null it, instead of KDKA it`s gospel huxtering
in Spanish, no doubt 50 kW KCKN Roswell NM, which if it were operating
properly would be nulling toward KDKA and me. These two stations make
a hefty SAH of 4 Hz. In my dreams, I imagine a broadcasting industry
salute to KDKA by all the other 1020 stations turning off tonight for
an hour or three --- fat chance!!! NRC AM log shows there are only 8
more USA 1020s with at least low power at night (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** VATICAN. 13830, Nov 2 at 1548, VP talk and music S5-S7, Aoki shows
it`s VR via own SMG site daily in Amharic 1530-1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6905.93, Nov 2 at 0240, ROCV into Bonaire SDR is a JBA
carrier where it is usually well audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

TIPS FOR RATIONAL LIVING
++++++++++++++++++++++++

DON`T VOTE REPUBLICAN --- I appreciate readers tolerating my
occasional political comments here, as I do not participate in any
political online fora. My fellow Americans --- please --- let us elect
a decent, honest, competent president; and Congress to back him up, as
we desperately need to start reversing the terrible damage they have
been doing to *our* federal government from within. Thank you (Glenn)

This report despatched at 0248 UT November 3

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 31-November 1, 2020  View Printable Version 
Sunday, November 01 2020

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, Oct 31 at 1457-1558, periodic chex via
Brasil SDR find no signal from LRA36, despite having told Manuel
Méndez that their ``final`` broadcast of 2020y on Oct 28 would be
played back today starting at 1500. So then I go looking for Marconi
Radio International: see EUROPE. However, rechecking for RNASG at 1614
finds it has now come on, an hour late, at S5-S7; 1735 talking about
the pandemia; 1907 still on at S8-S9, ``ésta es una experiencia
inolvidable``, presumably wintering in Antarctica; reading several
greetings from listeners, or family? Altho quite a readable signal
now, just barely visible on the waterfall, less even than 15190
Inconfidência, much less than 15580 & 15730 VOA; 1910 song; 1911 IDs
in Spanish, German, English (that it`s in Spanish), and another,
sounds Korean but not a RAE language, on `Corazón Antártico` show..
2010 recheck still going with greetings; 2038 music; still past 2100.
Concludes at 2133-2137* with ``Antártida`` theme song and off without
further sign-off. Hard to copy lyrix but includes ``hielo, hielo, y
más hielo``. I recorded it and maybe will play it on WOR sometime? I
also go searching for it. There are two or three Antártida songs in
Spanish, but none match this one. Now may we say hasta luego, hasta el
otoño sur? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EUROPE. 7720-USB, Oct 31 at *1559, Marconi Radio National comes on
for publicized 16-17 broadcast, VP S5-S6 via UTwente, first with IS
and IDs; 1601 YL gives address in English; then in Italian, German,
French; 1602 some music, 1605 Italian talk and I suspect the rest of
show will be in that language, anyhow too weak. Back to Antarctica
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUINEA. 9650, Oct 31 at 0614, hilife music and French talk, S4-S5,
presumed Conakry as recently reactivated. Have not heard them at later
dayparts nor seen many other reports, so wonder if active mornings
only. Manuel Méndez, Spain, who discovered them back Oct 27 until at
least 0905, says they cut off at 0737 Oct 28. Dave Kenny replied on
the WOR iog, ``Great to have Guinea back on SW. I first noted it back
on 9650 kHz at 1710 tune-in on Friday 23rd October, during the recent
Sheigra [Scotland] DXpedition``. Beware of North Korea on 9650, but
per Arnulf does not start until 0730, all in Japanese until 1317v and
also 2130-2417v (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, Oct 31 at 2357, SFX, 2358 countdown, Nov 1
at 0007 frenetic; 0042 still going but weaker. These say it`s Radio
48:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,73666.0.html
It has been the only station audible here on this pirate band, despite
lots of others reported at HFU, as expected for Hallowe`en. In fact
Chris Gay in KY told the WOR iog he was getting 5 pirates in the 6900s
before 2130. This further reinforces my conclusion that the great
majority of these pirates are well east of the Mississippi, and for
some reason few of them like to run late into the night when
propagation further west might be better (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, Oct 31 by 1600 UT, KUCO has solved its fibre-optic
feed problem and is back on air modulating as well as webcasting, in
time for `The Score`, one of my favorites, cinemusic. Perhaps they
should consider a backup setup, like a plain old 900-MHz STL
transmitter. Webcasting should not have been interrupted either (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SLOVENIA. 18130-USB, Oct 31 at 1450, S51DX calling QRZ and CQ:
per https://www.qrz.com/lookup/s51dx
``S51DX Slovenia flag Slovenia, JANEZ CELARC, Susnikova cesta 9, 1360
VRHNIKA, Slovenia`` --- Also refers us to his own:
http://www.qsl.net/s51dx/index.html
Not much else on ``17`` m. Call seems familiar. Yes! I had logged him
in *2014y* on 10m: ``SLOVENIA. 28505.6-USB, March 28 at 1434, QRZ and
CQ from S51DX, almost-American accent...`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2058 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
October 31 at 1317 the 1300 on WRMI 15770, VP S7-S8.

Also confirmed Sat Oct 31 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, good S8/S9+10 via
UTwente.

0315 UT Sunday November 1 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, not
confirmed, just various ham news shows at chex: 0325, 0345, 0355,
0405, 0428 when it`s TWIAR. 0455 still no WOR when I QRT. Possibly it
played early and already finished by 0325. Next:

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

Note: some other WRMI times may shift from Nov 2, not yet confirmed

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

Thanks this week for financial support from ionospheric
researcher Dr Phil Erickson, to along with a contribution
via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com says:

``Dear Mr. Hauser - thanks for decades of faithful work on
Review of International Broadcasting, World of Radio, and more.
I first received RIB in upstate NY in 1977 and have admired your
work ever since. Keeping up now with WOR through groups.io.
Good DX, always. -- Phil Erickson, Clinton, MA, USA (de W1PJE)``

Contributions via PayPal not necessarily in US funds.

One may also contribute via money order or check in US funds
on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 6160-, Nov 1 at 0004, WBCQ Area 51 with `Ghost Riders In The
Sky` song apropos for H`we`en but really the occasional GRITS show.

6159.92v, Nov 1 at 0200 via Virginia SDR, Area 51 starting Hallowe`en
special from Texas Radio Shortwave via WBCQ, S9+10/20 and -78v Hz
carrier offset from 6160.000. Mostly unfamiliar spooky music, with a
few synthetic YL announcements; 0202 song ``Queen of Hallowe`en``;
0207 a scream; 0216 QSL offer, or ``you may get nothing since it`s
Hallowe`en``; 0225 bell tolls, etc. 0259 ending with Bach. Tnx for the
show (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0501 UT November 1

 

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