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Glenn Hauser logs October 25-26, 2018  View Printable Version 
Friday, October 26 2018

Hauser
** CHINA [and non]. 15565, Oct 25 at 0008, CNR1 jammer(s) with
flutter, mixing with one or two other signals: VOA Chinese via
THAILAND scheduled this hour only.

15320, Oct 25 at 0009, CNR1 Chinese // 15565, S9-S7 with flutter and
clearly one signal. VOA Chinese via Philippines scheduled, unheard.

17560, Oct 25 at 0010, CNR1 Chinese // 15320. Also jamming unheard VOA
Chinese via Tinang this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Oct 26 at 0035, RHC is S9+10, but suptorted, just
barely modulated so I can`t be positive of language, but French is
scheduled. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 820, Oct 25 at 1255, 7 minutes after LSR, the lower XE
frequencies have already outfaded, but this is still in with romantic
music vs WBAP nulled, presumed XEABCA Mexicali, but fades/loses out to
WBAP before any ToH ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11580, Oct 25 at 2013 check, Radio Nigeria, Kaduna,
via WRMI is OFF. Is it all over already? Check the original spans, 05
-09, 11-15, 20-23 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA [non]. 7470 or 7465, Oct 25 at 0229 and 0349, no sign
of Station YHWH. Despite frequent chex around these times and
frequencies. last time heard was Sept 28 at 0253, and I have seen no
reports since. Latest one in HFU was Sept 22 shortly after QSY from
7470 to 7465. Nor have I heard Josiah on 11490 in the daytime again
after catching him there once.

7465, Oct 26 at 0004, earlier than YHWH would be on, I do have a JBA
carrier, which would be BBC Singapore in Myanmarianese until 0030).
Latest Oct 26 at 0300 Aoki/NDXC adds:
0045-0130 TWR India via Uzbekistan, and even includes YHWH:
7465 0000-0700 USA YHWH Eng 1-7
and picked up my single log expanded to a possible daily 6-hour span:
11490 1800-2400 USA YHWH Eng 1-7
as if were a legit station, but NO ordinary North American pirates below
7000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. Following press reports that Cat 5 Super
Typhoon Yutu caused extreme damage to Tinian and Saipan, I expect that
the IBB relay stations are victims. Early UT Oct 26, before and after
0100, I check the HFCC A-18 listed Tinian frequencies: 15690, 15700,
17830, 15580, 17685, and hear nothing. Of course this could just be
due to propagation, altho ChiCom jammers on 15 and 17 MHz bands had
been audible before 0000.

I then make an inquiry to the manager of the Marianas stations:

``What is the status of the Kamosa stations? Presumably off air due to
no power, or generator backup? Damage heavy? Transmissions switched to
other sites? Details? Hope staff are OK.``

Reply from William Martin, manager:

``Glenn, Both stations were completely wiped out. Antennas mangled,
roofs partially torn off, fence lines flattened. Both sites will be
off air a minimum 6 months, possibly up to a year.

I am working with the Philippines government to provide a temporary
RFA broadcast authority. Iâve recruited embassy assistance to help
push, but we may not hear anything until next week. A huge mess in the
CNMI. Will``

He then forwards some of the first photos from Tinian, labeled
microwave shelters:
http://www.w4uvh.net/TinianYutuDamage1.jpg
http://www.w4uvh.net/TinianYutuDamage2.jpg

Note: previously I have generally filed in DXLD as SAIPAN and TINIAN
separately rather than as Northern Mariana Islands
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Oct 25 at 2357, JBA carrier, or maybe two slightly
beating, presumed R. Chaski. I strain to hear when it autocutoff,
which is not until 0001* Oct 26, but it`s so weak I can`t pin it down
to the split second. This is the one I used to pursue when its cutoff
was slipping about 6.5 seconds later per noctem, but I don`t think it
does that any longer. In season now, maybe I will get it another time
to compare (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, Oct 25 at 0349, still AWOL is Radio Hargeisa
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 9615, Oct 25 at 1549, S9-S7 YL keeps saying ``inmida``,
therefore is Korean`s keyword. Soon switch to British for English les
about how to use ``ever`` and ``never``. Yes, it`s BBCWS`s newish
North Korean service, per HFCC A-18, 250 kW, 21 degrees via IBB
Tinang, PHILIPPINES, and thus also USward, at 1530-1830 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.160v, UT Thu Oct 25 at 0021, surprised to hear a bit of
Russian talk here on WBCQ, soon switch to Spanish --- it must be the
DX program `Antena DX` with a clip, which the online sked still
continues to claim is at 0030 instead of 0000; among many other
errors/outdates (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, UT Thu Oct 25 at 0026, I happen to tune in to this
WRMI exactly 24 hours after last time when I was getting the Radio
Martà ``relay`` --- and guess, what, I am hearing exactly the same
programming replayed, music about ``bÃisbol en Cuba al final del siglo
XIX``. And once again it`s not // the live RM on 6030, 7335, 7365.
WRMI is merely replaying pre-provided RM program files; why?

This preÃmpts the WRN English to North America relay both UT Wed &
Thu, but UT Fri Oct 26 at 0015 check, the scheduled R. Prague relay
has resumed, interview about Czech affairs; S9 to S9+10 but
undermodulated. Presumably the already relays of Prague and Bratislava
continue elsewhen as not part of the new overall WRN stream on 5950.
However, original info from Jeff was that RM via WRMI was temporary,
maybe ending after the National Sequence which is not included, anyway
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 830, Oct 25 at 1256 UT, Spanish gospel huxter about to fade
out next to Mexicali on 820; loops east/west which pretty much rules
out west, and Mexico, rather pointing to WUMY Memphis TN.

I recall reading somewhere recently that it changed owner and format,
but NRC AM Log 2018-2019, closing date early August, still has it with
classic hits as Guess FM, 3 kW daytimer //93.3 translator, with street
address across the state line in Southaven MS. Searching e-dxn
website, I don`t find any update about this, but a wider websearch
upturns these:

``Guess-FM Memphis Sold To Local Spanish Operator
By Lance Venta Last updated Jun 18, 2018
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/168991/guess-fm-memphis-sold-to-local-spanish-operator/

Guess FM 1180 WGUE Memphis --- After selling 830 WUMY/105.5 W288BJ
Memphis TN to GMF-Christian Media for $ 706,823 in May, Memphis First
Ventures sells the remainder of Classic Hits âGuess-FMâ to Butron
Media Corporation.``

https://twitter.com/BuenasNuevasMEM
GMF Christian Media Presents
Buenas Nuevas Memphis - 105.5 FM/830 AM
Coming to the Airwaves 10.1.18

Buenas Nuevas Memphis
@BuenasNuevasMEM

Also leads to:
https://buenasnuevasmemphis.com

``Buenas Nuevas Memphis is GMF's Christian Media's first Spanish
speaking FM [sic] radio station. Reaching Hispanics in Memphis and
beyond with the Good News of Jesus!``

I`ve always wondered why cristianos translate ``good news`` as
``buenas nuevas`` --- no one speaking proper Spanish would ever render
``news`` as ``nuevas`` instead of ``noticias`` or ``noticiero`` or
``noticiario``. And can there be a singular ``nueva`` in the gospel-
huxter context? Maybe they are semi-literate.

830 also has CP for 8000/2 watts, both from same site in west-central
Memphis TN, could be in use now. FCC shows call has not been changed
from WUMY; who cares, since they have their new slogan branding.

An FCC NPRM, In the Matter of Revitalization of the AM Radio Service
))) MB Docket No. 13-249, SECOND FURTHER NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
Adopted: October 5, 2018, mentions:

``Other stations must reduce power to the point that it is tantamount
to no nighttime service at all. An example is station WUMY, Memphis,
Tennessee, at 830 kHz, which broadcasts with 8 kilowatts nominal power
during the day but only 2 watts at night, because it must protect
WCCO, Minneapolis, Minnesota, almost 700 miles away.``

WUMY originated as KBOA in Kennett, MO bootheel, which QSLed me long
ago as a playing card!

BTW, this gospel Spanish is not to be confused with a secular SS also
on 830, WFNO Norco LA, which also really gets out vs WCCO (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 15595, Oct 25 at 1544, Arabic at S9-S7. It`s merely VR,
100 kW, 107 degrees from SMG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Oct 25 at 1240-1254
UT, spanning LSR of 1248, lots of activity into the altazimuth wrist-
mounted DX-398 with internal antenna only: 558, 576-WSW, 594-NW, 603-
NW, 612-WSW, 657-NW(2), 693*-NW, 702(2), 711-NW, 729-NW, 747-NW, 756-
NW, 774-NW, 792-NW, 828-NW, 837-NW, 864-NW(2), 973-NW, 882(2), 909-NW,
936, 972*-NW with some talk audible = Korea South; 1035-NW, 1044-NW,
1089-NW, 1098-W, 1134-NW, 1242-NW, 1296-NW, 1323, 1422-NW, 1503, 1548,
1566-NW. Some were too weak to DF, and/or equal signals from DU and
FE. *stronger ones; (2) at least two carriers beating (Glenn Hauser,
Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 26 at 0023-
0030 into the R75 via 100-foot E-W longwire: 531, 558(2), 576, 585*,
621, 648, 693(2), 711, 747, 774, 819, 837, 846(2), 855*, 864(2), 873,
882*, 909*, 963, 981, 1026, 1035, 1044, 1053, 1089*, 1098, 1107(2),
1152, 1161, 1179, 1215*, 1224, 1413, 1458, 1503, 1539, 1575(2).
*stronger ones; (2) at least two carriers beating (Glenn Hauser, Enid
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0447 UT October 26

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 23-24, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, October 24 2018

Hauser
** CHINA. 9745, Oct 24 at 2018, S6-S8 and one of the better
extracontinental signals on band is Firedragon music, vs no victim
audible, i.e. RFA Chinese via Kuwait at 19-21. Both of them should
blow away poor Bahrain if it`s really 24/7 on 9745, never heard
anywhen here. BTW, this portion of Firedragon included a drone which
almost sounded like a voice, but surely not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, Oct 23 at 0622, RHC English is S9+10 of dead air; the
others are sufficient in the S9 to S9+20 range, 6100 and 6060, but
somewhat less modulation on 6000. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Oct 24 at 0614, RHC English is still on here; nominal
closing is 0600, but sometimes carrier stays on --- and now,
modulation too! // 6000, 6060, 6100, 6165 are all sufficient; and the
leapfrogs are making JBA carriers on 6020, 6270. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, Oct 23 at 0330+, no signal from R. Hargeisa.
Checking since Wolfgang Bueschel noted it missing Oct 21 at 0425. Has
it finally evacuated the hamband or gone for good? Needs more
monitoring. WRTH 2018 nominal schedule was 0330-0500, 0900-1400, 1500
-1900. Note it could sometimes be heard by longpath in C&W North
America in the 13-14 hour which included some English (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1953, D LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 11615.67, Oct 24 at 2008, weak S2-S3 YL talk in French. As
soon as I find this way-off-frequency one, I figure it must be Turkey,
as Emirler have been defecting thus on a number of frequencies: Yes,
per Aoki, the only thing on ``11615`` is VOT French at 1930-2025
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1953 monitoring: confirmed
Wednesday October 24 at 1030 on WRMI 5950, S9-S6 (the same canned WRMI
ID ran twice at 1029). Also confirmed Wed Oct 24 at 2100 on WRMI 9955
and on WBCQ 7490+. WRMI is slightly stronger S9+10 vs WBCQ S9, but
9955 also with lite pulse jamming: tnx a lot, Arnie!

Now follows a long dry spell with no SW airings scheduled for Thursday or Friday
(but plenty on webcasts as per our schedule below). Next:

0629 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1231 UT Saturday Unique 9265V via WINB to WSW
1431 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1600 UT Saturday WRN 5950 via WRMI to WNW [unconfirmed]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional [nominal 0315-]
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW [ex-1030]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Monday WRN 5950 via WRMI to WNW [or 0230?]
0300vUT Monday Area 51 5130v via WBCQ to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE

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

** U S A. 5950, UT Wednesday Oct 24 at 0023, WRMI is in Spanish
instead of unpublicized new WRN English relay --- outro of a ``canciÃn
cubana del siglo XIX`` somehow related to bÃisbol, ``pausa`` at 0030
for a clear ``Radio MartÃ`` ID mentioning 1180 AM, as such a relay is
now temporarily sked on WRMI Tue & Wed, higher priority than WRN.

But 5950 is NOT // the real RM frequencies 6030, 7335 and 7365, which
are amid play-by-play of a real silly baseball game (guess which?).
0146 recheck, 5950 still in Cuban Spanish. For some reason, RM is
running separate programming via WRMI during the National Sequence. We
hope WRN English will soon resume on 5950.

5950, Oct 24 at 0617, so it has, S9+10 but with deep fades, African-
orientated feature from Uganda about Mercury poisoning, 0620 on to
Ghana with something about the GÃthe Institute, so this is surely
Deutsche Welle as sked this hour on WRN and which I first discovered
on 5950, Oct 21 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475-, Oct 23 at 1424-1444+, WTWW-1 is S9 of dead air. Don`t
wake up, Ted! This ``programming`` is a 1000% improvement over a long
-dead racist gospel huxter from SFAW. I keep checking thruout the day
and when convenient leave a spare receiver on 9475 with volume turned
up, to hear NOTHING but dead air with occasional fading noise: 1625-
1755+, 2050, 2133-2400+; but at 0021 the signal drops out so I think
it has gone off, but JBA carrier still there, so maybe propagation
crashed first. BTW, the only competition for 9475 might have been TWR
Swaziland at 1745-1815.

At 0140 Oct 24, neither 9475 nor equivalent night frequency 5830 of
WTWW-1 is audible, and it`s still off at 0623 while neighbor 5935 WWCR
is VG; but 5085, WTWW-2 has come on by 0140 with music discussion
about the chromatic scale, rather than usual ham show. (The competing
ham show on 5129.8, WBCQ, is however on and poorly audible).

Next daytime, Oct 24, after 1409 check, 9475 is back to full PPPP
modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, Oct 24 at 0617, WEWN Spanish is back on with good
signal, absent 48+ hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 24 at 0448-
0456, on the DX-398, everything roughly from NE u.o.s.: 1413, 1314,
1305, 1224, 1215*, 1152(2), 1125(2), 1089, 1062(2), 1053, 1044, 1026,
963, 954(2), 936, 909, 837, 774, 738, 702, 639, 603(2), 585, 558, 549,
531. At 0459 check a few more: 1116, 1107, 1053(2), 954. *strongest;
(2)=at least two carriers beating. (I also had carrier on low side of
774-, looping N/S, probably local device.)(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2219 UT October 24

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 21-22-23, 2018  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, October 23 2018

Hauser
** CUBA. 13740, Oct 22, less than two minutes of overlap today between
RHC Spanish music and CRI English news, 1400-1401:50, adding up to
S9+30/40. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11580, Oct 22 at 1356 check, Radio Nigeria, Kaduna
is VG S9+20 thisaway with African music, so how is it in target? Note
that WRMI`s other African beam on 21525 is almost 10 MHz higher. There
has to be a huge propagational differential (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. UNID, 6940-USB, Oct 21 at 2314 rock music at S6-S7
vs local increased noise level with spikes to S9, stops by 2315.
Many other extremely detailed logs here, until 2315* but no IDs!
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,47144.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 9390, Oct 22 at 1244, R. Thailand amid news in English
about clashes in Kaduna, poor with flutter, ACI de TOMBS 9395. HSK9 is
rarely listenable here, but it might be if they would only aim this
way instead of SE! But this frequency is about to be deleted in B-18.

English broadcasts from HSK9 have been caught at unscheduled
times/frequencies: by Alan Roe at 0120 on 15590, supposed to be an
hour in Thai between Englishes to North America, but back to Thai the
next day; by Ron Howard at 1130-1200 on 5875, English instead of
Japanese and German, and with a transmission break at 1144, beam
change? This was Oct 14, 15 and 17, so not an anomaly.

I check the HFCC B-18 sked as of Oct 14 and do not find any such
changes, but some other ones for the alleged complete English:

7475 at 1900-2000 & 2030-2045 to Europe (ex-9390)
9940 at 1230-1300 & 1400-1430 to SE Asia/Australia (ex-9390)
13745 at 0000-0100 & 0230-0300 to North America (ex-15590 as usual)
17640 at 0530-0600 to Europe (no change)

I don`t find any plain old SW schedule at http://www.hsk9.org and
hardly anything in English (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1953, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1952 monitoring: confirmed Sunday October 21
at 2130 on WRMI 9955 and 7780, about equally fair-poor. The UT Monday
0130 broadcast on WRMI 5850 & 7780 was canceled a few weeks ago, but
we are back at that time UT Monday October 22 on 5950, since WRMI has
started relaying WRN during long hours, including this time for WOR;
axually started on 5950 at 0130:33. Also confirmed circa 0300 UT Mon
Oct 22 on Area 51 webcast, and on WBCQ 5129.8 at 0308 check. Also
confirmed at 0358 check the 0330 on WRMI 9955, good signal.

WORLD OF RADIO 1953 contents: Alaska, Australia, Brazil, China, France
non, Germany and non, Iran, Israel non, Japan non, Korea South non,
Madagascar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria non, Oklahoma, Papua New
Guinea, Romania, Somaliland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan,
Thailand, Turkey, USA; Silk Road Project; propagation outlook

WOR 1953 includes complete new B-18 English schedules for: Alaska,
Iran, Japan, Madagascar, Romania, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey.

WOR 1953 ready for first airings UT Tuesday October 23: confirmed at
0030 on WRMI 7730, VG S9+20; and immediate repeat at 0100 on WRMI
9955, starting S9-S8, fading down by 0110 to S1-S5, but no jamming?
And JBA by 0115. Next:

2130 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5950 to WNW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0629 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1231 UT Saturday WINB 9265V via Unique Radio to WSW
1431 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1600 UT Saturday WRN 5950 via WRMI to WNW [unconfirmed]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional [nominal 0315-]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW [ex-9485]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Monday WRN 5950 via WRMI to WNW [or 0230?]
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE

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

** U S A. So far I have heard these stations on WRMI 5950 matching the
WRN English to North America schedule at
http://babcock.media/world-radio-network/schedules/Schedule-English-North-America.pdf

0600 Oct 21, Deutsche Welle as I already reported;
2330 Oct 21, Israel Radio (or whatever they call it now), (misprint as
0030), 2350 Netanyahu, Mnuchen clips, 2356 Hebrew? song
0000 Oct 22, Radio Prague starting
0030 Oct 22, Radio Slovakia, 0056 QSL info
0100 Oct 22, Radio Guangdong, 0116 re investments there (weekly Mon)
0130 Oct 22, WORLD OF RADIO! (weekly Monday)
0200 Oct 22, KBS World Radio, as song spans 0230, inviting requests
0308 Oct 22, WRN not sked: sounds like Oldies music fill, not // 9395
0433 Oct 22, WRN not sked; gospel huxter in Spanish
0500 Oct 22, RFI, S9+20, altho at 0538 with news about Israel,
Nigeria, 0540 Radio France International ID
1515 Oct 22, 5950 is a JBA carrier after probably resuming WRN 1500-
2200 Oct 22, S9-S7 poor, about Berlin at 2213, so assumed DW, but
Poland sked this hour with DW previous hour
2300 Oct 22, NHK World Radio Japan, 2315 from news to Easy Japanese
0030 Oct 23, RSI, at 0048 about Slovakia

IF the entire System E Green time is now WRN, here is all that may be
heard, if possible in daytime, confirmable probably only by
monitoring, UT [shifting one UT hour later as of Oct 28 or Nov 4?]:

05:00 Radio France International
06:00 Deutsche Welle from Germany
07:00 Polish Radio
08:00

15:00 Radio France International
16:00 Radio New Zealand International: Korero Pacifica (Mon-Fri)
Glenn Hauserâs World of Radio (Sat)
PCJ - Media Network Plus (Sun)
16:15 Vatican Radio World News live
16:30 Radio Prague (Mon-Fri)
Radio Guangdong : Guangdong Today (Sat)
Copenhagen Calling from Banns Radio International (Sun)
17:00 Israel Radio live news at 8
18:00 Polish Radio
19:00 Radio Slovakia International
19:30 Radio Telefis Eireann from Ireland (Mon-Fri)
Copenhagen Calling from Banns Radio International (Sat)
This Way Out (Sun)
20:00 KBS World Radio from Seoul, Korea
21:00 Deutsche Welle from Germany
22:00 Polish Radio
23:00 NHK World Radio Japan
23:30 Israel Radio
00:00 Radio Prague
00:30 Radio Slovakia
01:00 Radio New Zealand International: Korero Pacifica (Tue-Sat)
Radio New Zealand International: Dateline Pacific (Sun)
Radio Guangdong: Guangdong Today (Mon)
01:15 Vatican Radio World News (Tue - Sat)
01:30 NHK World Radio Japan (Tue-Sat)
PCJ Asia Focus (Sun)
Glenn Hauserâs World of Radio (Mon)
02:00 KBS World Radio from Seoul, Korea
03:00

Note that this gives Unitedstatesians an opportunity to hear difficult or
impossible stations such as: France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan,
Poland. Thanks, Jeff! (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1953, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, Oct 22 at 0539, NO signal from WEWN Spanish, whilst
English on much higher 11520 is on and propagating very poorly. 5830
WTWW is also AWOL, while 5935 WWCR is VG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Oct 22 from 1228
UT, this time for a change on the R75 with E-W longwire instead of DX
-398, so I can`t check direxions: 531, 585, 594*, 612, 657(2), 702,
711, 747*, 756, 774*, 819(2), 828, 837, 855, 873, 882, 945, 972*,
1008, 1017, 1035, 1044, 1062, 1098, 1143, 1179, 1197 but none higher;
now it`s 1236 as the lower ones are weakening but I still have 891(2),
945(2). *means stronger ones; (2) means at least two carriers beating.
LSR today: 1245 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0249 UT October 23

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 20-21, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 21 2018

Hauser
** GERMANY [non]. Despite their best efforts to do away with SW,
reducing to only 5 strategic Afro/Asian languages, not including
English or German, DW English is back on SW! see USA: WRMI (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Bill Hepburn`s tropo maps for 1200 & 1500 UT Oct 20 show
a level 5 = strong blob centered around Ft Smith AR, lesser rings out
to marginal by Enid, but this fits exactly for the DTV DX I am getting
starting at 1420: first of all, it`s clear that RF 42, KBZC-LD
``Enid`` --- transmitter in OKC, hasn`t moved to channel 9 yet.
Without tropo I cannot normally see it at all here in its Community of
License (a farce). Seven disposable channels are provided, as
incompletely IDed by bugs; the PSIP on all of them is the same: KBZC-
LD. 1, football; 2, CBN ``News`` in LR; 3, Buzzr bug in LR; 4, kidvid,
E/I circle in UR; 5, QVC in LR; 6, QVC2 in LL. 7, some other shopping
grafix. Same thing again 24 hours later at 1437 Oct 21 --- except 42-1
is black and silent!

Back on Oct 20, some Tulsa market channels are decoding, ho hum: 28,
20. Two OKC channels are BAD because of DX interference; RF 25 KWTV
TEST from OKC is also running weekends, with DX QRM; see USA (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 13740, Oct 21 at 1344, YL in Russian is QRMing
unusually weak RHC with Arnie talking about threats to WWV and WWVH
(tripping over all those ``uves``). It`s RRI as scheduled this hour,
300 kW, 52 degrees via Tsiganeshti (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1952 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
October 20 at 1256 check the 1231 on Unique Radio via WINB 9265 -
S9+10 with fades to S5, and hardly any carrier wobble at the moment,
but usual lofi audio.

Not confirmed at 1431- on HLR 9485-CUSB via UTwente SDR --- nothing at
all audible here except splash from 9490 CRI, not as bad as last week,
but Alan Gale, from further NW England reports:

``9485 good again today --- Hi Glenn, Good reception here again on
9485 kHz from HLR today, World of Radio 1952 came through perfectly,
with nothing more than a few shallow fades. Definitely a big
improvement over 6 MHz, that's for sure! Alan``

Confirmed UT Sunday Oct 21 at 0328 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, S6 about
CFVP which is 4 minutes into show so started circa 0324.

Manuel MÃndez, Lugo, Spain, Logs in Reinante, Tecsun S-8800, cable
antenna, 8 meters, reports: ``7265, Hamburger LokalRadio, GÃhren,
1015-1100, 21-10, English, âMedia Network Plusâ, at 1031 Glenn
Hauserâs program âWorld of Radioâ. Very weak, best on USB. 15321``

And also earlier: ``6190, Hamburger LokalRadio, GÃhren, *0600-0700,
20-10, English, âMedia Network Plusâ, at 0630 Glenn Hauserâs program
âWorld of Radioâ. 25322. (MÃndez)`` Next:

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9955 to SSE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE

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

** U S A. 9265V, Sat Oct 20 at 1300, Unique Radio via WINB, back to
`Sounds of Your Life` nostalgia music with Tim Gaynor immediately
following his relay of World of Radio. First of the all-upbeat tunes
is a version of ``Smoke Gets in your Eyes``; 1315 ``Hitchin` a Ride -
--``. By 1327 I notice that the carrier is again very wobbly (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, Sunday October 21 at 0600 after WRMI ID, switch to
World Radio Network! ID and into Deutsche Welle in English, the weekly
`World Link`, starting with the #metoo movement. It`s S7-S9 and noisy,
much inferior to 9395 Oldies at S9+20. Skedgrid now shows System E on
5950 at 0500-0800, but no further info about what E entails! Could
there be more WRN stations to follow, and/or also as now shown in
bright green from 1500 to 0300? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. Bill Hepburn`s tropo maps for 1200 & 1500 UT Oct 20 show a
level 5 = strong blob centered around Ft Smith AR, lesser rings out to
marginal by Enid, but this fits exactly for the DTV DX I am getting at
1426: RF 18: KFSM-DT 5-1 with CBS; 5-2 KXNW-DT (34 bug); 5-3 Antenna
TV, after 1500 with `Wildlife Docs`. RF 18 finally starts breaking up
by 1515 UT.

See also OKLAHOMA. Two OKC channels are BAD because of DX interference:
RF 27, no KFOR-TV, surely due to KFTA-TV, 600 kW, Ft Smith AR
RF 15, no KOPX-TV, surely due to KHOG-TV, 180 kW, Fayetteville AR

RF 25, the KWTV TEST with color bars, gray scale and bouncing pings is
now running also on weekends, seen both Sat Oct 20 and Sun Oct 21,
altho first at 1430 UT Oct 21 it is not decoding, then starts to
overcome DX QRM with mixed pixels. Only other OKs on 25 are low-power
CDs or translators. Most likely this is from the real RF channel of
130 kW KXNW ``34`` Eureka Springs AR, which is also on RF 18 of KFSM
as 5-2 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 21 at 0330-
0340 UT, all on the DX-398 with DF roughly NE (nevermind SW): 531,
549, 558, 585, 621, 693(2), 702, 837, 846, 855(2), 873, 882(2), 909,
946, 963=despite local 960 splash, 999, 1017, 1026, 1044(2), 1053(2),
1089, 1098(2), 1107, 1134, 1152, 1161, 1215, 1224, 1296+ (nothing
known significantly off+plus), 1314, 1341, 1413, 1422, 1458, 1485,
1503, 1521, 1548, 1575.

Then on the adjacent NRD-545 with ALA-300 antenna E-W, I check out
some of the better prospects, employing PBT, narrow bandwidth, and
manage to pull a little bit of audios:

1044, Oct 21 at 0353, talk sounds Spanish: there are two SER stations
in SPAIN, but only 10 and 5 kW; presumably the 300 kW Moroccan is
still inactive. In fact I am getting two carriers beating, as in MW
Offsets about 8 Hz apart:

1043.9951 SER (Valladolid) [range: 1043.9946-] 24h 2016-10-04
1044.0028 SER (San SebastiÃn/Monte Igueldo)[1044.0017-] 24h 2017-03-27

1215, Oct 21 at 0400 talk, surely Absolute Radio, UK synchros,
originally 14 of them, adding up to 560 kW per WRTH 2018 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1926 UT October 21

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 17-18-19, 2018  View Printable Version 
Friday, October 19 2018

Hauser
** CUBA [and non]. 9965, Oct 19 at 1418, heavy pulse jamming against
weaker talk, certainly not in Spanish --- listed in NDXC/Aoki is
Lester Sumrall Teaching via T8WH PALAU. Something`s always wrong at
the DentroCuban Jamming Command! --- tsk2, nothing to jam on 9955
after WRMI closes at 1400 (except Sat), so might as well jam this!
Without it, T8WH from far Palau used to have a generally better signal
here than WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11580, Friday Oct 19 at 1351, Qur`an with reverb,
S9+10, i.e. Radio Nigeria, Kaduna, FRCN still relayed via WRMI;
violating Separation of Mosque and State, as the federal government
thus endorses Islam. Take that, Christians! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1230, Oct 17 at 2017 UT on cardaio, I check out semi-
local (in the daytime) WBBZ Ponca City, as there have been reports of
name/format changes. ``Ponca City`s variety station, Sunny one-oh-
four-point-seven [104.7]`` is the only ID here on AM 1230.

So I check 104.7 and hear CCI between two stations, one of them
country, NEITHER matching 1230 as I A/B. (Likeliest other is KVCY Fort
Scott KS, 16/16 kW, 201 miles in SE Kansas).

At home on the PL-880, I do get local PC ads on 104.7 at 2036 UT, and
then at 2038 UT: ``The new one-oh-four-seven The Bull`` and country
music.

So we have the incredible situation of the real 104.7 (KQSN, not a
translator) and another, fake 104.7 identifying as such on 1230!

This was reported in NRC DX News Oct 1 in Wayne Heinen`a AM Log
update: ``1230, WBBZ, Ponca City â Format to TLK/AC (ex-NWS/TLK/SPT);
slogan to âSunny 1230,â networks to C/Ok/Oa/P``

Here`s the website:
http://www.poncapost.com/wbbz-schedule

The homepage link labeled ``Sunny 1230`` goes to this!:
https://www.poncapost.com/sunny-104-7

``Sunny 104.7 is the regionâs only Adult Contemporary radio station
targeting 25-54 year old adults with a mix of Todayâs Hits and
Yesterdayâs Favorites!

Station Distinctives

Locally Unique: A blend of artists like Pink, John Mayer, Rod Stewart,
Katy Perry, Aerosmith, Adele, Elton John, and Carrie Underwood.

Local Information: Sunny features local news updates from 7am â 6pm
weekday, plus 24/7 Dan Holiday Weather from the Oklahoma Storm Watch
Weather Center, and live coverage of Ponca City High School Sports.

Local, award winning talent: Lyman James, most recently with Clear
Channel/iHeart Media and a veteran of larger markets like Wichita
(KFDI and KKRD), Kansas City (KQRC), Charlotte NC (WLYT) and
Sacramento (KGBY), now makes his home here in the heartland and hits
the airwaves live every weekday morning in Ponca City. Lyman has
earned many industry awards both on-air and production work.

Locally developed programming. Other local FMâs turn to LA and Denver
for satellite fed music and air personalities for up to 21 hours per
day. All Sunny 104.7 music programming originates here locally,
designed specifically for the tastes of adults across North Central
Oklaoma [sic].

Multiple local platforms: In addition to our broadcasts at 104.7,
Sterling Broadcasting also operates Ponca Cityâs legendary 1230 WBBZ,
and owns PoncaPost.com, a local community news and information portal
with over 24,000 followers, plus several other digital assets to
provide maximum impact for our advertisers.``

Yet also prominently displayed is a Listen Live link for 104.7 The
Bull! but does not seem to have its own page or schedule.
https://www.poncapost.com/wp-content/plugins/srr-listenlive/images/listen.png
which leads to:
https://streamdb9web.securenetsystems.net/v5/KQSN

I suppose ``The Bull`` be a recent rebranding of 25/25 kW KQSN. But
the old branding lives on via sibling station 1230 WBBZ, which
otherwise has lost its own original identity, a legacy dating back to
*1928.

Wikipedia says: ``On September 12, 2018, WBBZ changed their format
from classic hits to adult contemporary, branded as "Sunny 1230"
(format moved from sibling station KQSN 104.7 FM Ponca City, which
switched to country).

To add to the confusion, WBBZ (AM) is unrelated to WBBZ-TV in
Williamsville NY, DTV RF channel 7, originally analog 67 (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U A E. 15215.126, Oct 19 at 1347, fluttery JBA carrier stix out
sorethumbly in BFO 1-kHz step tuning bandscan. Aoki/NDXC shows it`s DW
via Al-Dhabbiya, 1330-1430 in Dari & Pashto. Typical shoddiness from
this site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1952 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday Oct 17
at 2100 on 7490 WBCQ and 9955 WRMI, both poor and close to synchrony.
Next:
0629 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1231 UT Saturday WINB 9265V via Unique Radio to WSW
1431 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW [ex-6190]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional [nominal 0315-]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW [ex-9485]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9955 to SSE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE

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

** U S A. 9395, Oct 18 at 1641, random check of WRMI on caradio finds
dead air, while 9330 WBCQ continues BSing. Same situation Oct 19 at
1422, silence of TOMBS on 9395, non-BS preacher measured on 9330.169
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505, Oct 18 at 0457, WRNO with distorted modulation, soul
music, S9+10; 0458 outro ID as ``The Haven, Fridays at 8-9 [AM or
PM??], Saturdays 10-11 AM`` when WRNO is never on the air! Anyhow
this sure isn`t Chinese.

`The Haven` is shown multiple hours on this undated and outdated
schedule which I searched out altho it has no link from the WRNO
homepage:
http://www.wrnoworldwide.com/schedule-wrno-app/

7505, Oct 19 at 0644, WRNO still distorted modulation, but now in
Chinese, S9+10 fading to S6. Ron Howard says he still hears Chinese at
times from WRNO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Oct 18 at 1227-1242
UT: 774(2)-NW>WSW; 576, 585, 594-NW, 612, 657-WSW, 693-NW, 702(2)-WSW,
738, 747-NW, 756-WSW, 828-WSW, 837, 864, 882(2), 936(2), 945-WSW,
1026-WSW, 1044, 1052-NW, 1098-W, 1134, 1242(2), 1287, 1314-WSW, 1485,
1494-WSW, 1503-WSW, 1521-WSW, 1548-NW, 1566-NW. The very weakest ones
I did not get a DF on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1610 UT October 19

 

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