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DX Listening Digest 18-52; World of Radio 1962  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 01 2019

Hauser
DX Listening Digest 18-52 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1852.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 18-52 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1962 / ALASKA / ANGUILLA / ANTARCTICA / ARGENTINA non / AUSTRALIA +non Unique / AUSTRALIA 4KZ / BAHRAIN / BELGIUM / BONAIRE / BRAZIL +non / BULGARIA / CANADA QR/YYW / CANADA CKLW / CANADA CFAM / CANADA non Radio City / CATALONIA / CHAD non / CHINA +non / CUBA +non / CZECHIA / DENMARK / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / ERITREA non / FRANCE / GERMANY +non / GREECE / GUINEA / INDIA / INDONESIA / IRAN / ITALY non / JAPAN / KOREA NORTH +non / KOREA SOUTH / KURDISTAN non / KUWAIT +non / MADAGASCAR / MEXICO +non ham+ / MONGOLIA / NEW ZEALAND / NIGERIA +non / NORTH AMERICA Pirate / NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS / OKLAHOMA KGYN / OKLAHOMA KCRC / OKLAHOMA KGOU / OKLAHOMA KUCO / OMAN +non / PERU / POLAND non / ROMANIA / RUSSIA +non / SAN ANDRES / SAO TOME / SAUDI ARABIA / SINGAPORE / SOUTH AFRICA / SOUTH CAROLINA non / SRI LANKA / SUDAN / SWAZILAND / TAIWAN +non / THAILAND / TIBET / TURKEY +non / UAE / UK +non BBCWS / UK +non BBC/RT / USA SU/TU/PK/ULS/AA/IN/FBY / USA WI2XLQ ham / USA K6FRC / USA WWV / USA USAGM / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WINB/WA0RCR/HLR / USA +non WBCQ+ / USA WRMI / USA WINB / USA WEWN / USA WTWW / USA WWCR / USA KVOH/WHRI / USA WRNO / USA WWRB / USA KSAZ / USA KHSE+ / USA WIJR / USA KJME/KCEG / USA KSGL / USA KCRN / USA KBXD/KQAM / USA WUOT / USA WNYC+ / USA Public Media / VATICAN / UNIDENTIFIED TA/TP Carriers / UNIDENTIFIED 4980 / UNIDENTIFIED 5010 / UNIDENTIFIED 11418 / UNIDENTIFIED 12054 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / MUSEA / WORLD OF HOROLOGY / DX-PEDITIONS / DIGIAL BROADCASTING / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / PROPAGATION

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

DX LISTENING DIGEST IN PDF, HTML VERSIONS

Jacques Champagne in Ville-Marie, QuÃbec, has developed programs to
convert DXLD .txt into PDF and HTML versions for his own use, and now
has made them available to the rest of us. Starting with 18-24, they have
been posted as attachments to the WOR iog. He says it takes about an
hour to do this, once each issue is published. Merci, Jacques!

INTRODUXION to DXLD in HTML and PDF:
http://www.worldofradio.com/DXLDformats.htm

HTML and PDF versions converted by Jacques Champagne are now
also posted shortly for open access:
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1852.html
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1852.pdf

[Thanks also to Jacques for helping us with .txt formatting]

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 1962 contents: Brasil, Cuba, Denmark, Eritrea non,
France and non, Germany, Iran, Korea South, Madagascar, MÃxico,
Oklahoma, Poland non, SÃo TomÃ, Sa`udi Arabia, South Africa, South
Carolina non, Turkey, UAE, USA; and the propagation outlook

SHORTWAVE AIRINGS of WORLD OF RADIO 1962, December 25-31, 2018

Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 [confirmed]
Tue 0200 WRMI 9955 [deleted]
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
Wed 0930 Unique 5045-LSB NSW Australia low-power
Wed 1030 WRMI 5950
Wed 2200 WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v [confirmed]
Fri 0930 Unique 5045-LSB NSW Australia low-power
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 0930 Unique 5045 NSW Australia low-power [alt weeks; hiatus]
Sat 1200 WINB 9265 via Unique Radio [confirmed]
Sat 1230 WRMI 9955 [NEW]
Sat 1531 HLR 9485-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio [pre-empted?]
Sat 1700 WRN 5950 via WRMI [deleted]
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sat 2200 WRMI 9955 [NEW] [confirmed]
Sun 0400v WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; confirmed from 0519]
Sun 0830 WRMI 5850 5950 7730
Sun 1130 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sun 2130 WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
Mon 0230 WRMI 5950 9395
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v-AM Area 51 [confirmed]
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
Mon 0930 Unique 5045 NSW Australia low-power
Mon 2330 WRMI 9955 [NEW] [confirmed]

[similar schedule for #1963 from Jan 1, minus Unique Radio hiatus]

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 Keith Weston:
https://blog.keithweston.com/2018/11/22/world-of-radio-podcast/

http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlennHausersWorldOfRadio
tunein:
http://bit.ly/tuneinwor
itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/glenn-hausers-world-of-radio/id1123369861
Google Play Music:
http://bit.ly/worldofradio2

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

Happy New Year, and
Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser

 

Glenn Hauser logs December +29-30, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 30 2018

Hauser
** CUBA. 6000, Dec 30 at 0144, song in Spanish from presumed English
service of RHC is just barely modulated; slightly louder on // 6165.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6140, Dec 30 at 0616, RHC English is JBA up to S6, i.e.
leapfrog mixing product of 6060 over 6100 another 40 kHz higher. More
of them also weaker but audible now: // 6230 which is 6100 over 6165
another 65 kHz higher; and 6270 which is 6060 over 6165 another 105
kHz higher. But none involving 6000 which is from a different
transmitter site. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 540, Dec 20 at 1333, XETX, La Ranchera de PaquimÃ, Nuevo
Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, plugging now being also on FM (90.5). New
IRCA Mexican Log says per IFT it will be staying on AM; as usual
manages to dominate 540 here around SRS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6954.0-USB, Dec 30 at 0125, talk and guitar at S9,
into hard rock live performance with a crowd. 0140 SSTV, 0142 back to
concert; recheck 0208 still going with heavy percussion S9+20, 0213
cut to short SSTV and off. These logs say it was Skippy Radio:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,49512.0.html
based solely on one of the SSTV images; no one nor I reported hearing
any audible IDs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 640, Dec 30 at 1334 UT, dead air from KWPN
Moore, as usual around this time on Sunday mornings, facilitating KFI
talk and something else (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035.74, Dec 30 at 1407, VOT English with Turkish music is
S5-S7 and off-frequency; while 11815.0, VOT Turkish with Turkish music
is quite stronger, S6-S9 and not much off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4630-USB, UT Sun Dec 30 at 0200, must be CAP net as heard a
few times before. Strictly struxured, YL utters encrypted message,
each group twice, in clear fonetix, titled 4JV8L: MKGKS 3JCN3 SKF7K
B5QV9 SQMNF DGWFV. Her OM contact then reads it back, each group once.
On contrary, their own tactical calls are not clearly copied, ending
with two numbers, like Reindeer? 50. More messages follow. What`s so
secret about Civil Air Patrol? Makes it hush-hush para-military (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1962 monitoring: confirmed Saturday December
29 at 2200 on new WRMI 9955 airing, fair. Also confirmed UT Sunday
December 30 at 0517 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, about 8 minutes in so
started very late circa 0509; earlier chex at 0433, 0456 found
prolonged ham radio shows. Next:
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique 5045-LSB low-power NSW Australia
2330 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE [OR, I hope, NEW #1963]
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950 // 7780 // 9395, Sat Dec 29 at 2203, whatever the skeds
may show, these three WRMIs are all running Oldies Xmasmx.

5950 // 9395, Sun Dec 30 at 0611, more Xmasmx Oldies, not WRN and not
RFI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5850, UT Sun Dec 30 at 0143, WRMI-12 with World Music fill,
as skedgrid shows System F at 01-02 UT with blank blox on Sat, Sun,
Wed, Thu; and one half or the other on Mon, Tue (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.113, Dec 30 at 1412, TOMBS via WBCQ achieves its
typical off-frequenciness, despite having reached 9330.004, Dec 29 at
0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, UT Sun Dec 30 at 0150, WWCR with `VORW`; John is
introspectively musing about his experiences as a YouTube producer.
Says this is hour one of two, but cut off abruptly at 0200 by WWCR for
its next show, `Truth House with E. C. Fulcher` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re: ``7335, Dec 22 [not 23 as in original report] at 2319,
sermon in American about Jesus, Xmas. Didn`t realize WHRI is here, but
HFCC registered daily 22-24, 250 kW at 47 degrees. Thisaway, it`s only
S9-S7. In fact, WHR does not know about it either, missing from:
https://familybroadcastingcorporation.com/whr/frequencies/
nor is 7.335 one of the frequencies in their drop-down search list,
nor is it on the program schedules for Angels 1, 2, 5 or 6!``

Family Broadcasting Corporation, what`s that?? ``Family Broadcasting
Corporation (formerly LeSEA Broadcasting Corporation) exists to reach
out to the lost across the globe and to provide you and your family
with an alternative to viewing secular television programs``. So no
more LeSEA; when did that change? Maybe they got tired of having to
explain/teach how to spell correctly that strange name. For the
historical record, it meant: LEster Sumrall Evangelistic Association.

Jari Savolainen replied: ``Re LeSea into Family BC; OpenCorporates
give the name change date as 5 Sep 2018``

Ivo Ivanov replied: ``Angel 1 7335 kHz is new frequency 2200-2400
Sat/Sun, ex 9505 kHz, probably from Dec. 2. From March 2 will be again
9505`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1962, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Dec 30 at 1320, not
a full bandscan but checking some likely spots: 837 (maybe megawatt
CNR5 in Fujian), while the major NHKs are not audible); 1098-west,
surely Marshall Islands carrier. At 1329 now I have traces from the NW
of NHK on 828, 774, 693, 594; and Korea South on 1566 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1635 UT December 30

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 28-29, 2018  View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 29 2018

Hauser
** ARGENTINA [non]. 5950 // 9395, Fri Dec 28 at 2240, WRMI in Italian
mentioning Buenos Aires --- and also // 7780. So the RAE relay gets
three transmitters this hour today (four if you count Spanish on 5010
only). Transmission skedgrid shows RAE Italian supposed to be on 7780
only, while 5950 & 9395 are supposed to be on WRN in the 22-23 hour
(which had been DW in English). The program grids find RAE Italian
only on System G (primarily Oldies) at 22-23 Mon-Fri on 7780 and 9395,
but not 5950 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12000, Dec 29 at 0552, RHC English is S9, so is this an
harmonic of 6000, or intentional; or harmonic but deliberately not
filtered out? I check 2 X all the other 6 MHz frequencies and no trace
of harmonix from them: 12330, 12200, 12120.

At this hour English on 6000 & 6165 only; Spanish on weak 6100, strong
6060 & 5040. 0602 recheck, the last three have also switched to
English, so 0600 is the nominal changeover time, at least tonight. I`m
managing to doze before 0700 lately so unchecked which if any stay on
another hour. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA [non]. 17545, Sat Dec 29 at 1529, talk and HOA music, best
yet but still VP from the new clandestine at 15-16 Sat only via
FRANCE. We still don`t have definite info about its name, source or
mission, but Dave Kenny, UK, reported last week Dec 22:

``Not audible locally here in UK but heard again with a good signal on
the TWR South Africa SDR. Opened at 1500 with Horn of Africa music,
s/on ID and talks in vernacular (Tigrinya?). ID sounded like "Hababa
Radio Samood", Language switched to Arabic at 1520 UT; Arabic ID (as
last week) was "Idaat Sawt Alsmood" - or something like that. 73s
Dave`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Fri Dec 28 at 2301, I finally settle in to listen to
M/W/F English from REE --- but already playing music, flamenco, and
more music for the semihour, except for brief English ID at 2302,
``You are listening to the English language program of Spanish
National Radio`` (not REE), and on to a song about Nochebuena. 2320 A
Spanish REE ID inserted, so how is this really the ``English``
service, no spoken programming, rather music in Spanish? 2325 multi-
lingual Happy New Year wishes. All four frequencies audible: // 12030
is as VG as 9690; 11940 good; 11685 quite weaker (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Dec 28 at 2301, no signal from VOT English to N
America. Dozy sloppyrator at Emirler probably forgot to change
frequency from previous broadcast, but I don`t have time to go hunting
for it nor check whether 5960 appear belatedly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1962 monitoring: missed checking Sat Dec 29
at 1200 on Unique/WINB 9265 and new 1230 on WRMI 9955. Got to sleep
sometime. Anyone hear them?

Not confirmed Saturday Dec 29 at 1531 on HLR 9485-CUSB; no signal
here, but a JBA carrier at UTwente SDR; and WOR may have been holiday
pre-empted again this week, anyway.

Confirmed NOT on WRMI 5950, Sat Dec 29 at 1715; is supposed to be
carrying WRN at 15-18 UT, which would include WOR at 1700 Sat. Finally
I am able to pull enough JBA signal to tell that it`s something in
Spanish and with bits of music. At least no WOR today: per other obs,
what`s really on 5950 is quite unpredictable with skedgrids ignored.

Next:
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday WRMI *9955 to SSE [NEW]
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique 5045-LSB low-power NSW Australia
2330 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE [OR, I hope, NEW #1963]
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950 // 9395, Fri Dec 28 at 2240, WRMI in Italian mentioning
Buenos Aires --- and also // 7780. So the RAE relay gets three
transmitters this hour today (four if you count Spanish on 5010 only).
Transmission skedgrid shows RAE Italian supposed to be on 7780 only,
while 5950 & 9395 are supposed to be on WRN in the 22-23 hour (which
had been DW in English). The program grids find RAE Italian only on
System G (primarily Oldies) at 22-23 Mon-Fri on 7780 and 9395, but not
5950.

So what will happen at 2300 today Fri Dec 28? 9395 // 5950 switch to
SMTV where it is *not* scheduled. 7780 switches to Blalock the
Blaster, `Full Gospel Hour` [sic] where it had been nominally for some
time, 2300-2330 only. You never know what these frequencies will be
carrying at the same hours from one day to the next.

0500-0700 UT is another span when WRMI runs different programming from
one night to the next. UT Sat Dec 29 at 0552, Oldies on 5950 // much
stronger S9+10 9395. 0556 VOA News starts --- oh2, 5 minute segment
likely to get chopped short at hourtop --- but no, allowed to continue
to conclusion 0601, commercial, and more Oldies on both.

BTW, checking the WRMI System B program skedgrid Dec 29, I see: `Media
Netework Plus` [sic] Tuesdays at 6-7 pm EST = 23-24 UT, AND `Media
Network +` [sic] Wednesdays at the same time --- and during this hour
only, 5950 is supposed to duplicate 9955. MN+ on the skeds does not
necessarily mean that particular program, but anything from PCJ Radio
International; I have not tried to hear what (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5130.4, UT Sat Dec 28 at 0058, WBCQ with `Analog Telephone
Show` ending with website something like
analogtelephonesystemsshow.web.com but that doesn`t work nor any
variations I try. What is it correctly? Includes lots of recordings of
intercepts, tones, switching sounds of years ago, phone-phreaking I
would like to hear. But reception here is too poor to get much out of
it, UT Sats at 00-01. NOT on the WBCQ sked. And not part of Area 51 so
assume it is not webcast. At 0059 a bit of switching confusion,
seemingly about to go AWWW but instead on to `Intelligence Report`
with Michigan militia guy Mark Koernke who is back in business after
many years` silence.

7490.19 at 0100 Dec 29 is starting `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, stronger
than // 9330.004, almost on-frequency! Both these were much stronger
an hour ago but are fading down now, so over to John Carver`s report
on AWWW:

``Dead air this evening on 7490 at the top of the hour but soon the
familiar strains of the theme song start. Allan in the studio in FLA
by himself this evening as Angela is off on her own. Allan lamenting
the end of the year, referring to it as the year of the moonbat.

First phone call at 0106 from a gruff caller who probably could be
called a moonbat. Complaining about the Cubans, Russians and commies
in general who are taking over our government. Meanwhile an annoying,
pumping hiss in the background of the audio. Freddie calls at 0121 and
the topics go all over the place. Strange show this evening. The usual
support for Trump but also warnings again from Allan about the coming
year and possible financial problems. Urges everyone listening to have
at least two weeks worth of food, water, fuel and money along with
weapons to defend it.

After phone call Allan states that he and Angela will be back in Maine
by the middle of February so that he, Tom and Timtron can begin work
on installing the transmitter for the superstation. New on the air
date for the new station is July 1st with some testing earlier in the
year. He also stated that most of the work on the 3265 transmitter is
done now and once it's up he might run it 24/7.

Another pro Trump phone call. The caller does state that 9330 is
working this evening as that's what he's listening on. Freddie calls
again at 0150 to say that he agrees with the previous caller and more
Trump talk ensues. Reading of the Free Radio Report at 0156 and
closing prayer at 0159. Program was off the air at 0201. 7490 was also
off the air shortly after that. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, Dec 29 at 0552, WEWN Spanish is back, after missing
for a few nights (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1837 UT December 29

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 28, 2018  View Printable Version 
Friday, December 28 2018

Hauser
** CUBA. 6060, Dec 28 at 0510, RHC is in Spanish here // weaker 6100
and also 5040; while 6000 & 6165 are in English. After 0500 we would
expect all to be in English (and 6100 never in Spanish). 12000 is JBA
at 0512, presumed 2 x 6000. 11700 & 11840 fundamentals are still on in
Spanish.

So on this date, the Spanish/English handover at 0600? It`s still a
tossup what will be where in the 05-06 hour. By next check 0652, 6100
& 6060 have changed to English along with 6000 & 6165. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9570, Dec 28 at 1436, S9+10 of dead air, obviously the CRI
relay frequency not turned off at 1400. Meanwhile, another transmitter
is running CRI English as usual on 15700. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13780.005, Dec 28 at 1439, RHC is close enough to on-
frequency, unlike 13779.967 where Wolfgang Bueschel found them on Dec
18. 13700, Dec 28 at 1439, no FM spurs today. Something`s not wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 14997 & 15283, Dec 28 at 1829, JBA carriers; by 1853 I barely
have enough audio on 14997 to make a match to 15140 RHC Spanish. So
this must be the *same* transmitter putting out the same +/- ~143 kHz
spurs before 1600 when Arnie`s B18 schedule had 15140 changing from
QuivicÃn to Bauta.

I had been suspecting this, since the modulation on 15140 itself is
just as distorted and rough in the afternoons as in the mornings. Just
one more bit of dis/misinformation from RHC, disproven by careful
monitoring. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** DENMARK [non?]. 15806, Dec 28 at 1827 and 1852 on different
receivers, JBA carrier, but probably something local rather than World
Music Radio, which Stig Hartvig Nielsen says has been on 15805 since
December 24 with 200 watts at 07-20 daily until January 7, then
weekends only; admittedly unlikely to be heard with low power on
poorly propagating band. He will not QSL reports via remote receivers.
If someone definitely get it on 15806, I shall reconsider (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 11629.760, Dec 28 at 1432, JBA carrier from R. Kuwait. Also
like this yesterday. Very strange, as until then, was a good strong
signal with Qur`an, and others from the region on 25m are still good
today, Turkey and Romania. Why has the Kuwait signal dropped out so
much? Still JBA carrier at 1519, when I also note Saudi 11745 is JBA,
but it`s never been very strong (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 1521, Dec 28 at 1910, JBA carrier hetting 1520 KOKC
OKC, earlier than ever only 38 minutes after local mean noon here, but
2 megawatts into lowsun ionosphere presumably propagates it well into
Western daytime. I am open to any other explanation of why such a
carrier should show up here in the afternoon hours before sunset, and
not in the evening when we know Duba is off overnight. Despite WRTH
2019 as 1500-0300, MWlist shows 1700-2230 only, with all MW & SW //s:
https://www.mwlist.org/mwlist_quick_and_easy.php?area=1&kHz=1521
Bearing from here is about 38 degrees, but probably too weak to DF.
Path crosses Hadrian`s Wall, as far north as 59 degrees N, just south
of Iceland & Greenland, where it`s already post-sunset (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035.73 approx., Dec 28 at 1426, VOT English is still on,
tailing with IS and IDs in unID next language. I hasten to measure it
but goes off at 1428 before I have pinned it to third decimal place.
It`s been a few days since the last offness, unlogged when it is
nominal.

11815.007, Dec 28 at 1430, VOT Turkish talk is almost on-frequency
today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, Dec 28 at 0625, another check of this WRMI to find out
what they are running tonight: it`s a low-key conversation with a
woman who wrote an apocalyptic SF book and is making a film, about
Florida in the near future becoming independent as authoritarianism is
taking over the USA. The project started in 2010 and she never thought
in eight years it could be coming true.

Her comments are clear, but her interviewer is off-mike with an accent
and mumbling, hard to understand. I keep listening for some clue about
the name of the book, the film or the author, but they are never
mentioned as the long interview finally ends abruptly at 0648, when it
is immediately followed by Radio Praga opening in Spanish! with a `fin
de semana` feature about the Pilsen beer factory.

The unID English discussion almost seemed like an original rough
recording which needed to be edited and fixed up for broadcast, at
least with an outro clearly giving the pertinent details. I did gather
that the book is available on Amazon and the protagonist is named
Rachel (sp?) with no last name, to hide her ethnicity.

So was this from Radio Prague? Can`t find anything like it at radio.cz
concerning recent broadcasts. Or was it RFI which had been occupying
this hour recently? Nothing at rfi.fr either. Any ideas? It seems like
WRMI is just playing random files at random times, rather than
plugging into WRN or RFI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15770, Dec 28 at 1858, pro-Jesus gospel huxter, unlike
Supreme Master TV which is the only thing WRMI schedules on this
frequency; indeed, 1859 outro as `Christ Gospel Broadcast` in
Jeffersonville IN, and then ID as ``21525``, Radio Africa Network.
21525 is also on but JBA. This is hardly the first time that RAN
programming has shown up on other WRMI frequencies; is it just too
complex to arrange all those Systems, transmitters, frequencies and
antennas? But at 1900, 15770 into stories about animals doing rescues,
now we`re talkin` SMTV as indeed IDed at 1904; and in Spanish at 1912.

As a multilingual myself (not including Vietnamese, Chinese), I can
handle some multi-lingual broadcasts, but it seems to me SMTV is
driving away droves of listener-viewers by constantly mixing up
languages on its single channel. What a business model! You never know
when it`s going to be in English or for how long (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, Dec 28 at 1825, WEWN is S9+10, back on with praise
song in Spanish, so never mind hearing Ndarason uncovered. Other
Spanish frequency 5970 was still absent last night. Now, no signal on
15610 for WEWN English but it is not opening until 1900 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 650, Dec 28 at 1906 UT, weather and ID for ``AM 650, KGAB``,
Rush theme. This is at the limit of groundwave on a quiet summer day,
but now could as well be early skywave from Cheyenne WY. KLTT 670
Denver is always in daytime, noise level permitting (Glenn Hauser,
Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2027 UT December 28

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 27, 2018  View Printable Version 
Friday, December 28 2018

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 6080.025, Dec 27 at 0638, JBA talk with a bit of pulse
jamming; a VOA English frequency from SÃo Tomà at 03-07 (with beam
changes at 05 & 06), but would not expect it to be this far offset,
while I do not have anything on 6080.00 this late. Presumed R.
Marumby, Curitiba, which is active but seldom logged here, recently
reported elsewhen by Manuel MÃndez, Spain; and by Rudolf Grimm in
Brasil: ``Radio Marumby, Curitiba (on 6080.02 kHz)`` as QRM to Gruss
an Bord (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 13650, Dec 27 at 2258, huge S9+45 open carrier, 2300
CRI IDs in Chinese and Portuguese, the language this hour via CUBA.
Sufficient modulation level. Not a trace of CCI from NHK in Thai
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, Dec 27 at 0638, RHC English is S9+20 but very
suptorted, unreadable: wiggle that patchcord! Or pick another //:
6100, S9+10/S8 with OK mod
6060, S9+10/20 with good mod
6000, S9+30/20 with sufficient mod
5940, S9+20, overmodulated, distorted
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13780, Dec 27 at 1503, this RHC is off, nominal close at
1500. 13700 is on but spurless. BTW, Wolfgang Bueschel on Dec 18
measured 13780 considerably off-frequency, one thing which is unusual
for RHC. ``Much surprise odd fq on lower sideband 13779.967 kHz signal
from Bauta site, S=9+40dB at 1300 UT``. I need to measure it too
before 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9795, Dec 27 at 2254, S7-S8 keyboard variations on
``Jesus Saves``, FEBC Iba prior to 2300 broadcast in Mon language
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6586-USB, Dec 27 at 2246, New York Radio contacting many
planes, specifying primary and secondary frequencies (such as 8918,
5598, 3016), making SelCall tests; North Atlantic coordinates cited;
refers to Santa Maria, meaning flights which will be passed on to
Azores ATC. EiBi shows 6586 is NY Radio CAR-B channel along with CAR-A
on 6577, the latter shared 24 hours with Piarco Radio, Trinidad as
CAR-B for it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4980, Dec 27 at 2240, WRMI with Supreme Master TV, now
regular at 21-24 and even acknowledged in disgraced FB. But of more
significance, // SMTV programming is *also* on stronger 5950 and
strongest 9395, *instead* of DW English via WRN via WRMI. Programming
is a drama with music, slow syllables in uncertain language but not
English which appears later in the hour. SMTV is metastasizing into
more and more frequencies.

I had previously found SMTV 4980 plus 5950 and 9395 during the 23-24
UT hour on Dec 25. Today Dec 27 at 2321 check, 4980 // 9395 during
slow Chinese? and music, while 5950 is dead air, with ACI from real
Chinese on 5945.

Another case of WRMI schedules not matching what they are really
doing. The skedgrid at http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs as of early UT
Dec 28 still claims 5950 & 9395 at 22-23 are with WRN; at 23-24, 5950
with Radio France International (English), and 9395 with System G.
Checking the System G program schedules below, 9395 at 23-24 UT is
supposed to be Oldies M-F, VORW Sat, YWS Sun. 9395 at 22-23 is
supposed to be RAE in Italian M-F, Oldies & Walking in Power both Sat
& Sun and both // 7780. There is no program sked for System E = WRN
(and never had been) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13685-13695, Dec 27 at 1505, DRM noise is back from WINB,
missing yesterday, and still the totally lopsided version: noise in
the top half, multiple carriers beating in the bottom half.

13688, Dec 27 at 2259, RTTY again today, suspected of also emanating
from WINB transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, Dec 27 at 2238, no signal from WEWN Spanish, nor on
night frequency 5970; while there is a JBA carrier still on English
day frequency 15610. Schedule at http://ewtn.org/radio/freq.htm claims
12050 runs 14-24 at 155 degrees, and 5970 runs 00-14 at 160 degrees.
Two time columns are labeled CST and UTC, 6 hours apart. IIRC, WEWN
skeds used to be in EST, but I called them out for that since Alabama
is in CST.

As long as RCM be absent from 12050, R. Ndarason International, via
Ascension at 1800-2100 should be unblocked; haven`t tried it yet
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Dec 27 at 2306-
2319. Again after first noticing a 1 kHz het upon 1090 without really
trying: 531, 549, 621, 684, 774, 837, 882, 909, 999, 1044, 1053, 1089,
1215, 1413, 1431. This time I`m using the JRC with N/S inside
shortwire (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0114 UT December 28

 

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