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Glenn Hauser logs March 20-21, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, March 21 2020

Hauser
** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, UT Sat March 21 at 0100, RAE in English via
WRMI: no news, whole program about a rock group, Almendra, on the
exact 50th anniversary of their album. But that was in January 1970,
so evidently a 2-month-old program repeated to fill, because:

``Argentina: "RAE ARGENTINA AL MUNDO --- INFORMACIÓN IMPORTANTE
Ante la grave crisis causada por la pandemia del Covid 19 y que el
Gobierno de la Republica Argentina ha decretado una serie de medidas
excepcionales para atenuar sus efectos, RAE Argentina al Mundo emitirá
la señal de LRA Radio Nacional."
https://www.radionacional.com.ar/rae-nueva-web/
undated (via Dr Hansjoerg Biener 20 March 2020)``

My reply: ``So like Spain and probably more to come -- replacing
external services with domestic programming. OK if this is really
necessary due to workplace environments, etc. Doing away with foreign
language services does NOT improve the situation, as their rationale
implies, diminishing contact with the rest of the world. Glenn``

The ``Friday`` show should have included their DX Actuality program.
Still no sign of RAE Spanish even if a domestic relay: see USA for
another full survey of WRMI 0100-0300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 218-MCW kHz, March 20 at 0610, dash and RL, ND beacon of
975 watts at Red Lake, Ontario.

223-MCW kHz, March 20 at 0611, dash and YYW, ND beacon of 1000 watts
at Armstrong, Ontario.

245-MCW kHz, March 20 at 0612, dash and YZE, ND beacon of 1000 watts
at Gore Bay, Ontario.

None new here but pleased to be able to copy at least these hi-power
ones vs all the storm and line noise, worse at the lower end of the
LWB band (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13620 & 13860, March 20 at 1401, RHC S1 JBA as leapfrog
mixing products of 13700 & 13780, another 80 kHz beyond in both
direxions; while no plain ole FMish spurblobs at all are emanating out
of 13700.

By 1403, 13780 has dropped to dead air at S9+30 while 13700 is still
modulating S9+40, reducing what little audio croak out of the `frogs.
By 1418, however, 13780 dead air has some just-barely modulation.

BTW, this proves that 13700 & 13780 are now from the same transmitter
site. Despite Aoki showing 13700 Bauta, not caught up with new 13780
but had ex-13740 at Bejucal. EiBi doesn`t list either 13740 or 13780,
but 13700 as b for Bauta. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 25, turns out that KWTV OKC not decoding here was not
due to DX interference, but low tower. Reply, interchange with Jack
Mills, Director of Engineering, March 19:

``Mr Hauser: Sorry you had reception issues yesterday but two antennas
(old KFOR and old KOPX) were being removed from the tower we are
located on. I had to put our signal on an auxiliary antenna that is
lower on the tower. Attached is a pic of the work being done. We may
have some signal issues this month and maybe next month while this
work is being completed, but should be back to the main antenna each
evening. Jack Mills, Director of Engineering KWTV - KSBI``

Mr Mills, Many thanks for the reply and explanation. Will look forward
to everything back to normal. (And I suppose KSBI signal is not going
to be improved?) Glenn

``We did lose 1/3 of the transmitter last week. I just now got it back
up, it had High Voltage issues. Are you having better luck receiving
it?``

I assume you are referring here to KSBI 23? No, it is still at the
usual Bad level, insufficient. KWTV 25 however is back in solid; as of
noon Friday, and I think also last night (Glenn Hauser, Enid, March
20, via WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, March 20 at 2259, TRT IS fair-poor but averaging S9,
2300 opening English after timesignal which this time is 3.5 rather
than 1.5 seconds late compared to WWV. Something`s always inaccurate
at Ankara (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2026 monitoring. Confirmed first
north/west hemisphere SW broadcast, Friday March 20 at 2200 on WRMI
9955, fair-good over lite pulse jamming.

Also confirmed UT Sat Mar 21 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5010 poor // 5850 very
good // 7780 fair here, good at UTwente. Next:

0900 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to NNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 5130, March 20 at 2351, this WBCQ is already on for music,
so should also be on for the next hour of `Allan and Angela, Angela
and Allan, Worldwide` as well at 7490.17 now with the FKB gospel
huxter phoner.

7490.17, UT Sat March 21 at 0000, WBCQ `A&AA&AWWW` gets off to usual
rough start with pause, WTO theme interrupted, but again they`re live
from Deland of Fla, ``Studio Numero Nine``, delaying plan to return to
Maine and do some transmitter work; only a few minutes into confirming
date as 20 March YOOL 2020. Trouble is, they immediately start talking
about COVID 19, which I`ve had enough of already all week+ from the
major media; and I hardly need to hear his pious take on it being
godswill, and faith will get us thru it.

Recheck at 0050, drifted down to 7490.05 as reading 1710 pirate log
from new FRW just out; then some e-mails and benedixion. (I believe
John Carver has computer problems again so no version from him, at
least not yet. If anyone heard any significant WBCQ info about
programming, technical, future plans, etc., do tell.) (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. Again tonight, UT March 21 at 0100-0300 I survey what`s
happening on each WRMI frequency, whatever the skedgrids may imply:

0100:
5010 // 5800 // 5850, Alameda robobibling in Spanish
5950, SMTV
7570 // 7730, TOMBS
9395, RAE in English, see ARGENTINA [non]
9455, Hal Turner (I don`t need to hear his take on COVID 19 either)
9955, jamming and gospel huxter in English - Walking in Power sked

0130:
5010 // 5850 // 7780, WORLD OF RADIO 2026
5800, Radio Tirana`s secret SW broadcast // 9395
5950, SMTV
7570 // 7730, TOMBS
7780, WORLD OF RADIO 2026 // 5850 // 5010
9395, Radio Tirana`s secret SW broadcast // 5800
9455, Hal Turner
9955, gospel huxter in English - Circuit Rider scheduled

0200: [mostly monitored via Rockport ME SDR, also 0230]
5010 & 5800, OFF, unlike last night
5850, VORW, again about COVID 19, but music later
5950, music, talk in English & Spanish about COVID 19; is this SMTV?
7570 // 7730, TOMBS
7780, Radio Prague in English // 9395
9395, Radio Prague in English // 7780
9455, music, Oldies?
9955, Radio Praga in Spanish

0230:
5800, still off, unlike last night with Tirana repeated from 0130
5850, presumed more VORW
5950, same as 0200
7570 // 7730, TOMBS
7780, Ukrainian Radio, English, folk tale continued, UTwente
9395, VORW // 5850 rock music [note: first half on 9395 Prag NOT //]
9455, music, Oldies?
9955, Eslovaquia in Espanish; well audible only at Colombia SDR
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9294-9320 approx., March 20 at 0605, wideband
multi-carrier ute whine of some sort, S9, apparently not blocking any
broadcasters around here. Heard once before recently; rather like we
used to find around 17450 in the daytime. Ideas?

And this from *2017y*, 3+ years ago:

``UNIDENTIFIED. 9258-9272, Feb 1 at 0444 and still 0457, S9 multi-
carrier ringing sound producing a single hi-pitched tone when tuned in
AM, centered on the only WINB frequency, 9265, which is normally off
the air by now. What in the world? Are they testing something new, or
is this something else?

Another check for this 25 hours later, Feb 2 at 0523, not heard.

9265, Thu Feb 2 at 1302, there it is again at totally different
daypart, whine at S9+10. If this were Sunday, WINB would be on
already. Will be interesting to see whether this ever QRM WINB during
its normal schedule. Still going at 1420 past 1442 during which I try
to locate the carrier peaks on the hi side at least, approx. 9265.5,
9266.1, 9266.8, 9267.5, 9268.2, 9268.8, 9269.4, 9270.1, 9270.7,
9271.3. Then I pull out the keyboard and find a close match at E above
hi C = 659 Hz, within a very few Hz of that. Any ideas what and whence
this is? It`s similar to some others I have heard, such as circa 17450
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1863, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0457 UT March 21

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 19-20, 2020  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 20 2020

Hauser
** AUSTRALIA. 11865, March 19 at 1325, S Asian song, 1330 RBA signing
off until 1230 tomorrow. Per EiBi, the last quarter hour on Thursday
would have been in Bengali (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 9215, March 19 at 1351, Asian language unseems Chinese, not
like CNR1 or Sound of Hope, but those are the only listees (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11462, March 19 at 0513, 5-digit spy numbers in Spanish and
digibursts, S9-S7; absolutely nothing audible broadcasting on 11 MHz
band, at least on my indoor longwire. EiBi shows schedule on this
frequency is Tu/Th/Sa 0454-0520 & 0854-0920 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 6125, March 20 at 0358, Radio Martí above
wall-of-noise jamming plugging USG policy on immigration; 0359 QSY
announcement, pronto en 5980, 6030 y 7435. What? 5980 does not start
until 0600, and it better not now! adjacent WRMI NHK on 5985. 6030 is
buried in jamming, really on 7355 instead of 5980, and also 7435, both
VG with midnight music hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) see TURKEY

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9705, March 19 at 1345, Japanese talk, VP. It`s
Furusato no Kaze via TAIWAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO [and non]. Wolfgang Büschel reports: ``They have fixed the
recent faulty transmitter in Mexico City D.F. now at 0210 UT on March
20 fine sound, heard canciones in Spanish language. 6184.992 kHz XEPPM
and noted S=9+5dB signal in Cape Canaveral Florida remote SDR``

However, when I check 6185 at 0424, there`s a heavy SAH of about 6 Hz,
with AWR Austria in Turkish; some music audible. After 0430 in clear
at S9+10/20, music almost sufficient but still undermodulated compared
e.g. to neighbor 6175 VOA Botswana (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9395, March 19 at 1348, Brother Scare on WRMI
has QRM from ute noise across both sides but slightly less with LSB
tuning (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, March 19 at 2302, I can tell VOT is on today! But too
poor in storm noise level to copy. We can hardly wait another dekaday
until A-20 with the usual lift to 9830 and a real UT hour earlier, so
it will seem to remain at the same local time in the studio? Not any
more, Turkey`s last year observing DST was 2016y, per timeanddate.com,
but old habits die hard. 9830 should propagate better, but as always
will confront that constant RTTY from NAU Puerto Rico, unless they
turn it off by 2200. The other English to North America will again be
at 0300 on 9515, ex-0400 on 6125; and also USward at 1230 on 15450
ex-12035 at 1330.

6125, March 20 at 0400, Radio Martí has just quit but jamming
prolongs, with VOT English becoming detectable under but would still
be tough without the jam (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2026 contents: Albania non,
Antarctica, Argentina non, aUstralia, Bougainville, Chile, China,
Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany non, Guatemala, India, Indonesia,
*Iran, *Italy non, *Japan and non, Korea North & South, Kurdistan non,
Kuwait, Malaysia, México, North America, Papua New Guinea, Romania,
Russia, Spain, Taiwan non, Tibet, *UK, *USA, Vanuatu; propagation
outlook * = with A20 sked info

WOR 2026 is available as of 0014 UT Friday March 20
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2026.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2026.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [maybe jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5010 to SSE, 7780 to NE
0900 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to NNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 9330, March 19 at 0510, WLCR via WBCQ-6 is S9+50 even on
inside longwire due to storms, and splattering 9320-9340.

9330, March 19 at 2305, no such splatter, since it`s off the air again
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. UT Friday March 20 at 0100-0300, I monitor what every WRMI
frequency is really doing, somewhat contrary to schedules, see
http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs --- now that the Taiwan experiments
have concluded; but will they be back?

At 0100:
4980, JBA carrier, not checked further
5010, Robobibling in English, presumably Alameda, // 5850 and 6-7
seconds behind also on 5800; no Argentina
5950, SMTV
7570 & 7730, Brother Scare
7780, VORW about virus --- can he add anything to media blitz about?
9395, RAE in English
9455, Hal Turner
9955, Acontecer Venezolano
[sked shows 0000; Yesterday Hoy 0030-0130 --- what`s that?]

0130:
5010, World Music, fill or what? // 5850; Brazilian, Mideastern
5800, Radio Tirana, // 9395
5850, World Music, fill or what? // 5010; Brazilian, Mideastern
5950, SMTV
7570 & 7730, Brother Scare
7780, different music, presumably more VORW
9395, Radio Tirana, // 5800; again at 0230!
9455, more Hal Turner
9955, Blues Radio International

0200:
5010, Radio Prague in English // 5800 // 7780 // 9395!
5850, VORW
5950, unknown music, not SMTV? Oldies on program grid 02-03
7570 // 7730, Brother Scare
7780, Radio Prague in English, // 5010 // 5800 // 9395!
9395, Radio Prague in English, // 5010 // 5800 // 7780!
9455, music, Oldies? No info on sked for 9455 at this hour
9955, R. Praga in Spanish

0230:
5010, off
5800, R. Tirana, again after 0130 on two frequencies
5850, VORW rock music // 9395, not // 9455
5950, music, Oldies? SMTV supposed to run straight thru 01-08 UT
7570 & 7730, Brother Scare
7780, English Service of Ukrainian Radio, YL reading long folk tale
about animals, with bits of music, to be continued; OK via UTwente
9395, VORW rock music // 5850, not // 9455
9455, music seems Oldies; no info on sked. Not // 5950
9955, unknown under pulse jamming; higher frequencies fading
[Eslovaquia escheduled]

NOTE: RAE in Spanish is still nowhere to be found, despite schedule
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7225-AM, March 19 at 1314, open carrier off at 1315*.
Only broadcaster would be PBS Sichuan in Tibetan, but supposed to span
long before and after this hour. Maybe just a hAM, who are normally
LSB reserving top end below 7300 for AM diversions (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report dispatched at 0445 UT March 20

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 18-19, 2020  View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 19 2020

Hauser
** CUBA. 15700, March 18 at 1555, CRI relay is undermodulated with
hum, tone and crackle, otherwise excellent. Something`s always wrong
at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15370, March 18 at 1930, RHC still not on here, but later
with distortion (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 6185.0, March 18 at 2355, XEPPM JBM with Mexican music, S9
signal; rather than no modulation audible yesterday. BTW, Radio
Educación has much more important matters on its mind: holding on to
MW 1060 after migration to FM is complete; seems 100 kW on MW has
better coverage than FM. Not a word however about SW here, tnx via GRA
blog:
https://www.americaeconomia.com/negocios-industrias/radio-educacion-busca-retener-la-historica-xeep-am-1060-de-la-ciudad-de-mexico
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 25, March 18 around 1600 UT, KWTV ``9``, OKC is not
decoding, and still not at 2115. Normally it`s in solid. I sent this
on webform to the news department:

``Why is there no way to reach the Chief Engineer via the website??
Just ``signal issues`` by phone only. Please pass this on to the CE.

Here in Enid today March 18, have not been able to decode KWTV on RF25
all day. Almost all other OKC signals are normal. Is it low-powered?
The signal level is BAD barely registering on set-top-box from my
rooftop antenna.

If not reduced power, I think the problem is DX interference. There is
currently enhanced strong level 5 tropospheric in this area, and I see
in listings there are low-powered channel 25 stations in about a dozen
other OK towns! {closest probably Ponca City; also Lawton, Tulsa...}
You should realize that this situation reduces your effective coverage
area! I don`t suppose you could do anything about it in the short
term, but you might in the long term.

BTW, KSBI on RF 23 has never been an adequate signal here like it was
on 51 (? I recall that was it). Most of the time it doesn`t decode
including now.

Yes, we have cable, but these stations are supposed to be ``local``.
Suddenlink has KSBI itself but not its extra channels. Of course we
have to depend on that when you pre-empt CBS on KWTV`` (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** PERU. 5980, March 18 at 2351, JJBBA carrier from Radio Chaski, so
weak that I can`t tell exactly when it cut off despite not much
jamming now. Increasing daylight on path may finish audibility before
the Cuban radio war does in A-20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PUERTO RICO. 391-MCW kHz, March 18 at 0700, ND beacon DDP, no dash
but very long pauses. It`s San Juan - Dorado, LMM airport, 1000 watts.
Classaxe.com shows it with unusually long cycle duration, 20.87
seconds. Format is ID + 6 second gap [what`s the difference?]. Last
logged here January 2 at 0714: both then and now I am tuned to
389-USB. Distance 3676 km = 2284 statute miles (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** ROMANIA. 7220, March 18 at 2350, RRI English fair, 300 kW at 300
degrees from Galbeni, supposed only for NW Europe but here we are
beyond, QRMing our extended hamband.

6035-6040-6045, March 18 at 2352, DRM noise, which is RRI English,
only 90 kW, 300 degrees from Galbeni also for Europe only.

6040 is in further use for Spanish on AM at 00-01 as heard before;
06-07 in French & English back to DRM; and 15-16 in German AM, the
last from Tsiganeshti (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. 5800, March 19 at 0100, checking what`s on WRMI now
that the 3-day RTI test should be over: It`s still running, Spanish,
and 0129 Chinese music, 0130 two WRMI IDs in Spanish by Dino & Jaime,
squeal, into unID music, Spanish? NOT Tirana which was showing up
here, nor on // 9395 where Albania is supposed to be. After 0200 RTI
yet again, including 0214 Chinese lesson for Spanish, not only on 5800
which normally stops at 0200, but on 7780, and with a good signal into
Colombia, 5010. What`s next? Has RTI decided to permanentize the
tests, or just haven`t reverted yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 383-MCW kHz, March 18 at 0702, NDB CNP, which is 25 watts
from Chappell, Nebraska. Chappell is on I-80 west of Ogallala, just
above the NE corner of Colorado (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2025 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday March 18
at 2100 on WBCQ 7490.2v, very poor.

Also confirmed UT Thu Mar 19 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, good via UTwente,
poor direct.

WOR 2026 should be ready by early UT Fri Mar 20 for first NAm
broadcast Friday at 2200 on WRMI 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2098.0, March 18 at 0548 UT, beep exactly every three
seconds, noticed as checking for 2097.3 beacon A, which has not been
heard in some time. Once before I had this beep and then found several
more at odd intervals up the 2 MHz band. This time there is lots of
storm noise and only other one found is on 2440. Previous:

``UNIDENTIFIED. 2098.0, 2166.0, 2231.0, 2298.0, 2800.0, Feb 16 at
0643-0713 UT, things that go beep in the night, CW carrier pips
exactly 3 seconds apart = 20 per minute on these even frequencies,
first noticed when I was checking beacon A on 2097.3. Then found more
as I tuned up, always on exact kHz, but not equally spaced: intervals
of 68, 65, 67 kHz but none around 2365 nor below around 2032 by 0653.
Not until 0713 did I find another, way up on 2800.0 but no others
around it. What in the world? Can`t totally rule out a local device,
but random frequencies would not all be exact; seems intentional``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0325 UT March 19

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 16-17-18, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, March 18 2020

Hauser
** ALBANIA [non]. 5800, March 18 at 0130, WRMI starts Radio Tirana IS,
usual canned opening by Klara that ``you can hear us only on
internet``, yeah right; then I find also on // 9395 after Argentina,
q.v., concluded. Mixup in System feeds? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ANTARCTICA [non]. 15475.97-CUSB, March 17 by 1904, no signal from
LRA36; they had told Manuel Méndez, Spain of a special `Corazón
Antártico` show at 1900 today. Not only no signal here but via several
SDRs checked; not could anyone else hear it. Then Manuel agrees it was
a no show but he heard it on webcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, UT Wed March 18 at 0124, RAE English via
WRMI, concluding Ten Argentines who became world-famous, with Daniel
Barenboim, as the finale of Beethoven`s Ninth is playing, then
applause. 0125 into multi-lingual RAE ID reel; S9+20 while some nights
it`s JBA. 0130 into Radio Tirana which is also on unscheduled 5800
which before 0130 was testing TAIWAN, q.v; see also ALBANIA [non].

As for RAE in Spanish, skedgrid updated March 8 now shows half an hour
of it at 0130 on 9395 --- where we just heard Albania following RAE in
English; and a full hour at 0100 on 5800 --- not, either! Where we
just heard Taiwan and Albania (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, March 17 at 1529, RHC S9+20, distorted and hummy as
usual. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15370, March 17 at 1936, RHC S9/+10 of dead air except for
some hum. Wiggle that patchcord. Something`s always wrong at RHC.
Recheck at 2114, now in Spanish, big hum still at S9+35 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, March 17 at 2300, RHC starting English // much weaker
5040; as they now seem certain (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6145, March 18 at 0024, S9+20 of dead air from RHC -- so are
they attempting to start English at 0000? But at 0026, 6000 is JBM in
Spanish // much stronger 6060. Something`s always wrong at RHC. At
0129, both 6145 and 6000 feature Arnie Coro and both undermodulated so
impossible to make out what he is mumbling (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ITALY [non]. 7295, March 17 at 1800 via UTwente SDR, IRRS VG signal
but intolerable CCI from Iran which was already here until 1820v. I
was going to listen to a bit of `War Room Pandemic` with an abundance
of skepticism since Steve Bannon is behind it (his voice?).

Check again concluding at 1850 saying second hour is coming up --- but
not here:

7290, March 17 at 1900, abrupt frequency jump amid IRRS ID, to avoid
CRI on 7295, and into EGR gospel huxter from a town called Cuba, no
more WRP (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** JAPAN [non]. 7450, March 17 at 0542, poor in high noise level,
S6-S7; in French thought I heard a Voix de l`Amérique ID, but
scheduled as NHK World Radio Japon, 0530-0600, 500 kW, 190 degrees via
Issoudun, FRANCE (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI. 11640, March 17 at 2117 VP S1-S3 M&W conversation in English.
It`s a rare half-hour transmission from CRI at 2100-2130, 100 kW, 111
degrees away from Bamako (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 6185.00, March 18 at 0021, XEPPM S9/+10 carrier, maybe JBM,
XEPPM back on frequency after stuck on 6185.7v equally useless for
several days altho I did not keep logging them (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 341-MCW kHz, March 17 at 1517 UT, no signal
from my only local ND beacon, EI at Woodring Airport; it goes and
comes. I strain vs high noise level and there seems to be a trace of
another, most likely OIN in Oberlin KS; both 25 watts. Had not been
hearing EI either for a couple of nights; at best it`s always much
weaker than constant day & night 515-MCW kHz, PN in out-of-town Ponca
City, despite also nominally 25 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.3 WBFM, March 16 circa 2230 UT, K202BY Enid is back on
after off a few days, with KJIL IDs, its new translator primary, and
again blocking not only 88.3 stations but 88.1 KWOU, and my RF feeders
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAO TOME. 13590.059V, March 17 at 1944, very weak talk, S5-S6,
language uncertain; carrier is wavering slightly as I measure it.
Scheduled is VOA via Pinheira, 19-20 UT in English. Yes, one of the
USAGM sites with broken frequency control (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. 5800, March 17 at 0121, Chinese lesson for Spanish,
practicing tones, so it`s the last of three RTI experiments via WRMI.
At 0130, 5800 goes into Radio Tirana // 9395; maybe a System switching
anomaly? See ALBANIA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, March 17 at 2300, no signal from VOT English to us,
another day AWOL; or late maybe; did not recheck later (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5896.5-USB, March 18 at 0028, ``Region 6 SHARES net`` headed
by NCS 307 and stronger NCS 387; 0031 contact from even stronger
AFA6AG [fonetik] vs storm noise crashes. Fortunately no broadcasters
on 5890, 5895 or 5900 now. Who and where is AFA6AG? MARS IDs seem
well-concealed: no significant hits on web search, but lots of crazy
stuff including Latin.

Search of UDXF iog gets a few hits, this being latest:

``5896.5 (USB) SHARES night primary / Coordination Nets
FEMA joint amateur/government (digital) 5378.0 (ALE) FEMA 5402.0 (ALE)
FEMA 5403.5 (USB) FEMA Regions 1-4, 6; MERS Maynard, Thomasville,
Denton 5732.0 (ALE) COTHEN 5821.0 (ALE) FEMA 5896.5
By Utility World (Hugh Stegman) · #88956 · 09/01/19``

My previous log of this: ``5896.5-USB, UT Wednesday April 18, 2018, at
0008, MARS net headed by NCS387 with much weaker contacts AFA6AG and
AFA6TG. I wonder if FCC ordered WWCR off 5890 because of this, besides
their {temporarily! gh, 2020} banning Brother HyStairical with no
replacement; so could it resume that frequency if it wanted to?``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13963.5-USB, March 17 at 1523, intermittent contacts, JBA,
involving BX, 1525 stronger 2AO, Tango, whether 030 be copied? Calls
fonetik, anyway. Correlates with this recent UDXF iog log:

``13963.5 HIGH CARD TANGO (US ARMY MARS Strategic Net) 1521 UTC ALE to
HIGH CARD GULF who passed MIL STD 110A to other stations but had tech
problems (31/01/20) (GWR) Gary W Russell, Central, IL`` (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. WRMI: see ALBANIA [non], ARGENTINA [non], TAIWAN [non]

** U S A. 9330, March 17 at 1532, WLCR via WBCQ is on today, unlike
yesterday morning, gospel huxter in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5130, March 18 at 0035, surprised to find this WBCQ on early
with an AAAWWW replay of last week`s show where he reads a piece by an
anti-socialist young woman grad student; S9 but storm crashes from S/SW
of here hit S9+10. Then I find same on 7490.2, much stronger. At 0126,
5130 with presumed weekly UT Wed W5KUB ham show, discussing launching
$ 200 balloons (vs much stronger ham show on 5085 WTWW -- but W5KUB has
the advantage of mainly being a video webcast).

5130 is not sked to be on before 0100 with `Amateur Radio Roundtable`,
while 7490 at 00-01 is an Available Time Slot (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13785, March 17 at 1521-1522* gospel music, abruptly cut
off the air. What`s this? Nothing normally here. Saudi is scheduled
until 1400 and Oman after 1600, one or both probably imaginary.
Possibly WHRI test, which plans to use 13785 in A-20, Sundays only at
20-22 in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0443 UT March 18

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 15-16-17, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, March 17 2020

Hauser
** ARGENTINA [non]. Since WRMI 5800 has been running either Hal Turner
or Taiwan relay test, has RAE Spanish just been deleted at 0100 on
5800? Last UT Saturday I was surprised to hear Hal Turner on there //
9455. Whither RAE Spanish? Outdated sked has long shown 2200-2300 M-F
on 5010 System D. The transmission schedule shows 5010 not starting
until 2300, and indeed no signal here at 2200 & 2215 March 16. And the
Argentine DX bulletin Conexión Digital continues to publish every week
totally wrong info about their own RAE, including 6060 which was soon
replaced by 5800:

``ARGENTINA: RAE, Radiodifusión Argentina al Exterior:
HORA UTC KHZ DIAS
0100-0200 O-6060 23456
2200-2300 O-5010 12345``
Maybe another correxion like this will be noticed tho in English?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, 0036 UT March 17, WOR iogroup)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7480, March 17 at 0248, dulcet tones from Josiah of
anti-Christ pirate, Station YHWH, S9-S7; tnx to tip from Walt Salmaniw
on the WOR iog, noting the time as earlier than usual (could he be on
DST, i.e. not Arizona?); and also heard next hour by Rick Barton AZ,
who also reported him the night before on 7475 instead of 7470 instead
of 7480, so check them all (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. 5800, March 16 at 0059.5, WRMI ID by BZ after SMTV,
and instead of RAE Spanish relay repeat, 0100 into music, unseems the
publicized RTI relay test, but at 0102 I am hearing YL in Spanish with
Chinese accent, talking about Dia Mundial de la Radio which was back
on 13 febrero; S9+20/30. Soon mentions Radio Taiwán Internacional, so
that`s it with old program for test; includes music breaks and
sounders. 0129 RTI contact info; 0131 into some kind of music/fill.

The third series of relay tests, after two which went bust, is
supposed to be UT March 16-17-18: 0100 on 5800, 0200 on 5010, 2200 on
7780.

5010, March 16 at 0228 I barely tune in time to catch closing of RTI,
poor here, but guess what? It`s also on very poor 7780, and much
better 9395! (Just before WOR follows at 0230 on 7780.)

7780, March 16 at 2214, jazz music, 2221 RMI Spanish ID, more music.
Not RTI relay, maybe APS Radio as originally scheduled. However,RTI
did show here yesterday as Richard Langley, NB reported: ``Noted in
Spanish on my recording of yesterday (15 March) at 22:00 UTC on 7780
kHz instead of Voice of the Report of the Week``. That was a UT day
before the tests were supposed to start.

Let`s see what happen to these & other WRMI frequencies March 17-18.
See also ARGENTINA [non]. (Glenn Hauser, OK, 0036 UT March 17, WOR
iogroup)

And here`s what happens UT March 17: 5800, at 0100 WRMI starts Hal
Turner, who claims to have secret info about virus suppressed by
mainstream media; monitored via Colombia SDR, but at 0102 abrupt
switch to Spanish before HT can spill the beans. This proves to be the
RTI tests rather than RAE, as no Italian accent; they also about CV,
and sino-fobia, which surely affects Taiwanese too by the ignorant.
0112, RTI ID. At 0115 checking own receiver: both routes include a
squeal on the 5800 transmitter. 9455 at 0115 is still carrying Hal
Turner on his only nominal frequency.

At 0200, another scheduled test of RTI in Spanish via WRMI. Again on
three frequencies, not just one: 7780 good via UTwente; 5010 fair in
Colombia; 9395 good at Rockport (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2025 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
March 15 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, fair via UTwente SDR.

Also confirmed UT Monday March 16 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10. But
9395 is playing something else until WOR start about 35 seconds late,
separate playout, good S9+10 but sounds better than 7780.

Also confirmed UT Monday March 16 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, fair. Also on
WRN webcast.

Also confirmed UT Monday March 16 at 0300 on Area 51 webcast; at 0327
also on WBCQ 5130, fair S9+10/20.

Also confirmed UT Monday March 16 at 0330 on WRMI webcast, and 9955 VG
S9/+10.

Also confirmed Monday March 16 from about 1900:40 on IRRS 7290 after
QSY from 7295, and a few seconds of FSN headlines. No CCI but heavy
ACI/splatter from 7295 and 7280 (not 7285); via UTwente SDR.

Also confirmed UT Tuesday March 17 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA in
Colombia but good at UTwente; and at 0115 check fair here. Next:

2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 5850 // >> 5010, March 17 at 0115, WRMIs Spanish
robobibling. See also ARGENTINA [non] and TAIWAN [non] (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, March 16 at 1555, NO signal from WLCR via WBCQ; what`s
wrong? A-20 registrations so maybe not yet in use, call for relays via
Woofferton, UK. After spending millions to build the 500 kW
``Super-station`` at WBCQ site, to cover the whole flat world, they
discover need for a relay closer to the Mideast! To convert all those
Egyptians to nihilism (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0447 UT March 17

 

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