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Glenn Hauser logs March 28-29, 2018  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 30 2018

Hauser
Updated March 28:

World of Radio schedules:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

DX/SWL/Media Programs:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

Alan Roe`s Hitlist of SW station websites
http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

73, Glenn Hauser

** ALBANIA [non]. 5850, March 28 at 2300, this WRMI is indeed off, no more R. Tirana relay. Now on skedgrid at 0200 Tue-Sat instead, on 9395, but not last night, instead Radio Prague in English. I check again March 29 at 0200 and on VP signal detect something in Italian! Possibly the missing RAE relay, or one of several other Italian shows on WRMI, none of which are sked at this hour on any frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 11775, March 29 at 1421, CB/TUN/DGS/PMS is off again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, March 28 at 1922, RAE in German via WRMI, talking about CRI, so it must be their ``Friday`` DX Actuality show here at Midweek. Yes, this relay has been restored to the WRMI skedgrid, and to the air. Italian is also reshown for 2000, but after 1959 music and ``WNYW`` legacy ID, at 2000 *no* RAE Italian but VOA News now // 7780, i.e. the Oldies stream.

9395, another check Thursday March 29 at 1939, German talk and tango, so still RAE; but 2000 still no Italian, back to Oldies music, and now some rapid carrier dropouts. See also ALBANIA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 4835, March 29 at 1256, JBA carrier probably Ozy Radio, NSW, which yesterday was first reported to have activated its QSY from 5045; altho AIR SIKKIM was already on 4835. I`m surprised that no DXer effort was made to dissuade Craig from taking this frequency even tho it was formerly for ABC Alice Springs. On 5045 he had nothing co-channel except sporadic wideband OTH radar, but possible ACI from 5040/5050. Now we also have WWCR on 4840 until just before 1200*.

Ozy on 4835 was first reported by Fred Vos, March 28 at 0834 to the WOR iogroup: ``4835, 0822 UT, English pop hits, no ID yet, strong into Adelaide, South Australia. Elad FDM-S2 + inverted V antenna`` and followed up by: ``Heard time call 24 minutes to 8, so 30 minutes ahead of Adelaide equals Sydney time`` and ``ID 0909, listen to the station ID recording in files section.``

[Australian Independent Radio News, commercial by Tecsun SW radios, Jacko the kookaburra, Waltzing Matilda, ``G`Day mate, you`re listening to Ozy Radio, we`re playing 100% Australian music and 100% Australian content`` and hard then rock --- gh] --- and then also reported from North America by Ron Howard, Don Moman and Bruce Churchill.

John Wright, who I think is the QSL manager, also notified us at 1011 UT March 28: OZY RADIO ON AIR 4835 KHZ --- CRAIG ON AIR TESTING 4835 KHZ 1 KW INVERTED V ANTENNAE SINCE 0600 UT 28/3/18. DX REPORTS WELCOME TO dxer1234@gmail.com Graeme Dawe from Broken hill says it`s booming in, S9+ 0850 UT. Send a report, e QSL Johno`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. WRMI ``RAE 9955`` webcast, UT Thu March 28 at 0410 is amid R. Biafra relay with ID and imaginary schedule, same old zombie file as heard on UT Mondays and probably every night, nowhere on SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9660, March 29 at 1341, echo-jamming in Chinese, i.e. at least two CNR1 transmitters, or delayed/double audio feed into one of them; vs Radio Taiwan International via Kouhu site, buried.

9680, March 29 at 1341, more CNR1 jamming but no echo, vs another RTI, via Tamshui (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11670, March 28 at 2310, very surprised to find RHC English here, poor S7 and undermodulated // < 9720, // < 5040. 11670 is not supposed to start until 0000 in Spanish; perhaps just turned on early in typical sloppyration. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9535, March 29 at 1320 and 1340, open carrier/dead air from RHC; At 1422 undermodulated music // 11760. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 17520, March 28 at 2303, the SSOB is also the OSOB with a JBA carrier, i.e. KSDA this hour in Chinese, presumably not worth jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11705, March 29 at 1315, NHK theme and opening Indonesian on proper scheduled frequency via PALAU, unlike yesterday when it was on 11725. Recheck at 1419, the 1400 English is also on correct channel 11705, about visit to a cos studio, S9/S9+10, and despite beaming due west, almost a defacto North American service. NHK should do something about that, as our audience is supposed to be denied. At least the // 11935 via Uzbekistan is a JBA carrier at best in the sideband splash of 11930 jamming against Martà (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6040, March 29 at *1259 carrier on, vs local device blob, S5-S6, 1300 piano music and Thursday-only English sign-on from Shiokaze/Sea Breeze on latest QSY ex-5935, about abduxion issues (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, March 28 at *1928, WRMI IS & ``Top of Hour`` ID loop, 1930 Radio Herwa International sign-on in Hausa or Kanuri, but 1955 recheck World Music fill is playing for rest of hour. Suspect incomplete Herwa files are reaching the WRMI server. Will have to keep listening continuously past 1930 to divine when it dump out.

Which is exactly what I do next day March 29 at 1930: 11530, Herwa s/on at S9+10 and I keep listening. Herwa IDs mentioned in passing every couple minutes. At 1935 there is a bit of CCI and SAH at fades, i.e. from Denge Welat for Kurdistanish Turkey.

At 1936:34 abrupt cut to World Music, starting with Lecuona? --- this must be when the defective Herwa file runs out as it has been doing the past few days when I found Herwa programming gone long before 1959 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 28 at 2359, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until cutoff at 0000:34* UT March 29; so it seems the end times are not slipping later, but only varying slightly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 15355, March 28 at 2305, excited rapid talk in Tagalog? With crowd noise, sporting event? More likely a revival as this is the RCC`s Radio Veritas Asia scheduled this semihour with 250 kW ND in Filipino from Palauig (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 17855, March 29 at 2012, REE with discussion of energy and the sea, no doubt `EspaÃoles en la Mar` show. This time it`s the SSOB by far at S9+30, while 17775 KVOH and 17640 MWV are JBA carriers; by 2035, REE is still S9+30 while KVOH has come up to only S9, and 17640 is almost gone when it`s almost Midnight in Madagascar --- so much for its trans-equatorial advantage.

17715, the other REE frequency, not toward North America, is also in at S9+10, with slight distortion, but the major distortion transmitter is still on 15390, S8 (and 15520 is unheard, must be off) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 5965, March 28 at 2300, CNR1 themesong, S5 VP with flutter. Since only RFA in Tibetan via Kuwait is scheduled, this must be a *jammer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450.045, March 29 at 1303, Turkish song at S5 from VOT English to Europe and onward to us, best heard so far this season, and better than 12035+ had been in B-season an hour later. Starts at 1230 with last half typically mostly music. Also typically off+frequency plus. Fortunately no FM spurblobs from RHC 15370; the primary one of the constellation was typically around 15440 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 17770.052, March 29 at 1416, VP talk from another off-frequency: I`ll bet it`s Turkey too: Yes, Arabic at 1400-1455. No problem from 17775v KVOH still very weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1923 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday March 28 at 2100 on WRMI 9955 (after the 2057- IS & ID loop at sign-on); and also // virtually synchronized via WBCQ 7490+v, which is slightly stronger but with much more storm noise level. Also confirmed Wed Mar 28 at 2350 the 2330 on WBCQ 9330.3v-CUSB, good. Next:
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1924?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1924?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, Wed March 28 at 2000, WRMI with gospel huxter not // 7780, supposed to be matching during this hour, since 7780 is // 9395 Oldies. Exact transmitter combinations continue to be flexible at WRMI. We depend on these two to be // for WOR on Tuesdays at 2030 & 2130. By 2057, however, 7780 and 9455 are // again, with something else on 9395. Now scheduled Wed 2000-2100 on System D 7780 // ``9445`` [sic] is something new, `The Christian Whistleblower`.

Thursday March 29 I track what these three transmitters are doing:
9395, Argentina German until 2000, then Oldies music
9455, Oldies until 2000, then `Voice of the Report of the Week`
7780, Brother Scare until 2000, then VORW // 9455
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955 // 9455, Thu March 29 at 1345, WRMI finally with a new episode of `Viva Miami`, this time a meilbag in English prior to QSLs being sent. I suppose I should put VM back into the DX/SWL/MEDIA programs schedule, when I get around to it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) WRMI also involved in this report [non] entries: ALBANIA, ARGENTINA, NIGERIA

This report despatched at 2323 UT March 29

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 28, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, March 28 2018

Hauser
** CUBA. 6165, March 28 at 0613, no signal from RHC English. Still on are 6060 with most modulation, 6100 at S9+10, and 6000 most undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9490, March 28 at 1145, pulse and noise jamming with some beeps against nothing. On here way beyond any hours Radio RepÃblica may still be using it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 7365 >> // 7335, R. Martà until 1400* with no jamming and heard no reference to next frequencies. Uncovers algo on 7365, i.e. from 1400 VOA Chinese via Tinang, PHILIPPINES, or CNR1 jammer.

It seems that main/only Martà 7 MHz frequencies are now 7335 and 7365. Haven`t monitored continuously whether jumping to others at some hours like they did in B-17. Latest HFCC of March 27 still does *not* show 7335 anywhen, just 7365 at 00-03 & 05-07 & 12-14; and 7435 at 03-05 instead, not yet confirmed here. Residual jamming against abandoned frequencies has continued to make a mess of the 7 MHz band.

9805, March 28 at 1142, R. Martà under WON jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11725, March 28 at 1351, something new, S9+10 lively song and then W&M Indonesian talk, ID in passing for NHK World, must be giving schedule with WIB times and kHz, also domestic FM relays? This transmission is *not* in latest HFCC or NDXC/Aoki. In B-17 the 1315-1400 Indonesian was on 11925 via PALAU and this may well be too; not scheduled now on 11925 either. But per HFCC A-18 triple-registration by NHK, FCC and by BaBcoCk, all claim this is now supposed to be on 11705! via Palau; mistake? I should have rechecked after 1400 whether English was also on 11725 instead of 11705 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 5917.477v, March 28 at 1321, weak music from Voice of Freedom, drifting a bit further downward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, March 28 at 1347, JBA carrier as KBSWR in A-18 is still attempting to serve North America in English via this far-too-high-night-path frequency. It would work just fine on 9 or maybe 11 MHz where plenty of East Asian signals are audible. In fact this hour is // 9570 but aimed at SE Asia and totally covered here by CRI Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 6135, March 28 at 1402, S3-S5 carrier, maybe trace of modulation and no jamming audible. This has now been confirmed as RNM, tnx to German visitor to Antananarivo Andreas Tschauder who heard it locally // 5010 and FM 99.2, A-DX, via Eike Bierwirth and Wolfgang BÃschel, and further monitoring afar by Ron Howard and Mauno Ritola. To here, it must be arriving by long path across the Indian and Pacific oceans (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15110, March 28 at 1345, Chinese S9-S7 with flutter. Scheduled this hour is VOA via Thailand at 14 degrees, and jammed:
according to this version of NDXC/Aoki dated March 27 for A-18
http://www1.m2.mediacat.ne.jp/binews/ut/userlist1.txt
I think it may really be VOA, but this encourages me to tune out-of-band for more jammers below 15 MHz, but none found down to 12 MHz. Remember the good old days with lots of Firedragons especially in the .9s of each MHz band? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1923 monitoring: not awake until 1106 UT Wed March 28 to check 9455 which should have emitted WOR at 1030-1059, but even now it`s a JBA carrier. (But by 1140, it`s huged up to S9-S7 with RAE Portuguese. and << // 9955 even more so, S9+10.) Next:
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 to SSE [but not on air in time last week]
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW [IS CANCELED!]
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1924?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1924?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, March 28 at 1402 UT, KLEY Wellington KS is back to ``normal``, i.e. modulated carrier cutting on and off irregularly multiple times per minute, mixed with constant-rate faster noise pulsing.

This has been going on for many weeks now. Does not speak well for the technical prowess of Christopher Miller`s Rocking M Media Group, HQ in Manhattan, with 23 other stations:
http://rockingmradio.com/kley-100-31130/
Like so many station websites, there is *no* info and certainly no contact info about a chief or any other engineer, probably because they have no one with any such responsibility.

IIRC, once before I emailed Miller about the diminished/no signal out of KGNO 1370 Dodge City, and never got a reply (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 9610, March 28 at 1144, Vatican News in Spanish with heavy Italian accent, S9 until 1145* cut off during music with no formal sign-off. VN told Greenville to stop after 15 minutes so that`s what they are doing, also at *0145-0200* on 7305; violating Separation of Church and State, 50% less in the mornings, 67% less in evenings. Uncovers weak signal in Chinese, i.e. CRI southeastward from Kunming for the full hour on 9610 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search: 774, March 28 at 1148 on the R-75, so I then do a bandscan on the DX-398 at 1156-1204: 747-NW, 693-NW?, 666-NW, 594-NW, 567-NW, 828-NW, 846-WSW, 1098-W and nothing higher (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11410-USB, March 28 at 1353, Indonesian? semi-singing off and on, presumably a QSO pirate infesting this bandbit (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1651 UT March 28

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 26-27-28, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, March 28 2018

Hauser
** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, March 28 at 0200, NOT R. Tirana relay as now on the WRMI sked, and which I quoted on WOR 1923, but instead Radio Prague in English! 5850 at 2300 had been R. Tirana, but deleted from sked, altho I did not confirm March 27 that it was really off. If so, what of R. Tirana? See USA: WRMI for what else I was hearing around 0200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 7335, March 26 at 2358, R. Martà now with jamming after a two-day honeymoon.

March 27 at 0005+ I survey the rest:
7365, R. Martà over jamming // same as on 7335
7435, 7355, jamming vs nothing
6030, RM readable with jamming about equal level
9565, March 27 at 0016, jamming vs nothing except weak Brazilian
11930, March 27 at 0021, wall-of-noise jamming against nothing; with occasional single beeps
9955, March 27 at 0013, pulse jamming with same beeps vs gospel huxter in English on WRMI
9490, March 27 at 0017, WON jamming against NO Radio RepÃblica, ever at this hour. Ditto at 0559 pulse jamming with beeps - more below

Another survey, March 27 at 0603+:
7335 & 7365, WON jamming over RM
7355 & 7435, jamming vs nothing
5980, WON jamming but RM not on yet
6030, WON jamming with beeps about equal to RM

7350 is supposed to be the new frequency for R. RepÃblica, per Ivo and HFCC info showing 0200-0400 via France, extended Sat & Sun to 0500 (meaning UT Sun & Mon?). So I check it at 0258 March 28: Nothing heard, and no jamming, except for bleed from 7355 where there is no MartÃ. 9490 still has a very weak signal which sounds like RepÃblica and no jamming audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 17540, March 26 at 2147, no signal from R. Japan in Portuguese via WHRI, which is still registered in A-18 HFCC as well as B-17. It used to provide quite a good signal when hardly anything else was to be heard on this band. On March 20, JRX in Brasil reported that they announced that the 2130 transmission would be terminated March 25 but one Portuguese broadcast would remain at 0900 on 6195 WHRI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, March 27 at 1923, WRMI is not on the air, contrary to a schedule we got showing that in A-18, R. Herwa International would start half an hour earlier at 1900. At *1927, WRMI does cut on with ``top of hour`` ID & IS loop at bottom of hour, but recheck at 1945 seems music fill unlike R. Herwa programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 26 at 2355, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, no longer blocked by Romania in DRM or AM, as it had been for the past 5 months when it was closing down at 2330. In the meantime, Claudio Galaz in Chile reported it was staying on another half hour. So I`m all set to clock the exact autocutoff time in order to make future comparisons and calculations about how the timer is slipping. For a few years prior, I had been following that at an average rate of 6.7 seconds later per noctem. There it goes! Off at 0000:34*.

24 hours later I`m on it again: March 27 at 2343 the JBA carrier, and this time it cuts off at 0000:32* March 28, which is 2 seconds earlier than last night. So something has changed. We`ll see how it goes periodically for any pattern from now on. BTW, altho no co-channel QRM, noise level went up circa 0000, apparently from 5970 WEWN, with the dirty sidebands, if not also from 5990 CRI via Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1923, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9760 // 7315, March 26 at 2158, RRI IS poorly preceding English hour, both in AM, not DRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SLOVAKIA [non]. 7780 << // 5850, March 28 at 0005, RSI in Slovak via WRMI, as scheduled this hour on ``11580`` and 5850, followed by English 0030 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855, March 26 at 2147, no signal from REE on the North American beam as 2200* approaches; presumably because of no propagation. This more than two hours after sunset at Noblejas. Staying on 9690 would have worked fine at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 11530, March 27 at 0019, WRMI no longer on the air, as RTI has canceled several broadcasts including this Spanish one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 15590, March 28 at 0020, JBA carrier with flutter, from the failing R. Thailand North American Service back on summer frequency ex-13745, 0000-0230 switching beams back and forth between east and west coasts, but not for the great center of America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, March 26 at *2157, VOT IS is very poorly audible for the 2200 English broadcast vs RTTY from NAU (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5896.50-USB, March 28 at 0014-0020, multi-service MARS net when fortunately no broadcasters are about. Calls heard fonetikaly include AFA6GP, NNZ6RT (Navy MARS was abolished as its own entity), AAR6JF strong, AFA6GO strong, AFA6TG with weather chat. Also different format calls, NCS307 who appears to be the net control station, but is NCS an axual callsign for him, or for the net? Also an NCS035 who is having a fine day in the Rio Grande Valley. The ``NCS`` are NOT spoken fonetially so could be NCF. I could spend a lot of minutes searching out names and locations for these calls (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1922 monitoring: confirmed at 2353 Monday March 26 the 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.30v-CUSB, S9+5. Also confirmed UT Tuesday March 27 after 0030 on WRMI, 7730, VG S9+20. Also confirmed Tue Mar 27 at 2030 & 2130 on 7780 & 9455, about equal fair levels, as WOR 1923 was not quite ready.

WORLD OF RADIO 1923 contents: Alaska, Albania non, Antarctica, Argentina non, Bhutan, Bougainville, Brasil, Chile, China and non, Colombia, Cuba and non, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Germany non, India, Iran, Japan and non, Korea North non, Korea South, Kuwait, Madagascar, Nigeria non, Norway, PerÃ, Philippines, Sudan non, Sudan South non, Taiwan and non, Thailand, Turkey and non, USA, Vietnam; pirate weekend; and the propagation outlook

WORLD OF RADIO 1923 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast, Tuesday March 27 after 2330 on WBCQ 9330.3v-CUSB, less than one sesquihour after completion, good. Next:

Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 to WNW
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 to SSE [but not on air in time last week]
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW [IS CANCELED!]
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1924?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1924?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.3-CUSB, March 27 at 0007, Alex Scourby Bible pontification, and // 5129.8 WBCQ, i.e. it`s not Blalock but the Brother Scare show, also after 0000 March 28. Have been hearing Blalock on 7490 after 0100, so it`s now evident these two have swapped but probably not every night, especially weekends. No such correct info appears on the WBCQ websked.

BTW, a new long story about The Overcomer Ministry appeared today at The Daily Mail (with video and documents), more lurid details than the other ones so far, tnx to Brock Whaley for finding it:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5547131/Inside-sex-cult-rapper-Craig-Mack-died-run-porn-obsessed-pedophile-Satan.html
Even if exaggerated, it`s beyond me how anystation can justify keeping him on their air.

7490, March 27 at 2340 tuneby, unknown hyper DJ on WBCQ claims to be on ``7.495``. Alan Sane is scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 << // 9455, S9 vs S9+27, March 27 at 2344, this WRMI hour is Oldies because I am hearing VOA News, but chopped amid a story, dead air and eventually canned Oldies ID and back to music.

Surveying WRMI frequencies before and after 0200 UT March 28:

9395 // 9455 at 0157 fill music presumably after RAE in English

9955, at 0158 March 28, `Viva Miami` *still* playing the 2+month old Spanish show from Kuala Lumpur, about to fly back via Osaka and Honolulu; 0200 R. Praga in Spanish.

7780, at 0159 March 28, PCJ IS at end of its hour, long-outdated announcement about 11580 moving to 7780 from January 8. Was << // 5850 but at 0200, 5850 switches to Brother Scare // 7730. And at 0200, 7780 switches to Radio Ukraine International in English about expelling Russians.

9455, at 0200 March 28 in Spanish with `El Sonido de la Nueva Vida`, i.e. remnant of FÃmily Radio, new time and frequency

5985, 0328 UT March 28, ``top of hour`` ID & IS loop, 0330 `Frecuencia al DÃa` as sked UT Wednesdays, along with a strip of other shows until daily R. Japan Spanish at 0400-0430.

More concerning WRMI filed in this report under ALBANIA, CUBA, NIGERIA, SLOVAKIA, TAIWAN, WORLD OF RADIO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3185, March 28 at 0010, no signal from WWRB nor 3195 nor 3215 nor 5050, unlike last night when 3185 was on at 0131 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, March 27 at 1404, music at S5-S8, must be WEWN Spanish, no spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, March 26 at 2011 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS is totally off the air rather than cutting on and off every few seconds (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0506 UT March 28

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 26, 2018  View Printable Version 
Monday, March 26 2018

Hauser
** CHINA [non]. 13740, March 26 at 1405, CRI English via CUBA opening `Roundtable` with ``Happy Monday!``, big S9+40 but as usual undermodulated, ex-15700 in B-17. They always go one band lower for the summers at 14-16.

13670 dead air at S9+20, March 26 at 1406 must also be RHC not turned off yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. As we enter the second day of A-18, 0601+ UT March 26, how`s the DentroCuban Jamming Command doing vs Radio MartÃ?

Wall-of-noise against no RM: 7355, 5980
pulse jamming against no RM: 7375, 7435
NO jamming, RM in the clear: 7335, S9+20; 7365, S9+10
(RM probably also still on 6030 jammed, not checked)

Another check at 1320 March 26:
Jamming on 7355; and 7435 vs some innocent bystation: CRI Chinese eastward from Beijing site: Commies vs Commies!
NO jamming, RM in the clear: 7335, 7365 also in the mornings

At 1404 March 26:
Wall of noise on 13820; RM now clear on 13605 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 5917.561, March 26 at 1313, music at S3-S5, Voice of Freedom on its favorite split frequency; not bad for only 10 kW non-direxional. It`s now squeezed in between Japan and China, just like it is geographically (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PALAU [non?]. 9965, Monday March 26 at 1422, nothing here, unlike Sat & Sun from T8WH and/or WHRI; despite HBN registered available daily until 1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 11910, March 26 at 1409, German talk, which means it can`t be DW whose SW services have contracted to these still strategic? languages only: Amharic, Hausa, Swahili, Dari, Pashto. Quoting a DW performance and strategy report, Kai Ludwig says weekly audiences even of those remaining are in the single digits (of what, total population of target countries? Adults? Those with any radios?). Anyhow, this hour is A-18 scheduled as RRI, 300 kW, 300 degrees from Tsiganeshti, which means it`s also aimed at North America beyond, propagation permitting, and it is, fair S9-S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9330.309v-CUSB, March 26 at 1415, Brother Scare via WBCQ, always off-frequency, now has a het from 9330.0 to contend with as I expected, since TWR India via ARMENIA is now here at 1300-1450. It`s too weak to separate even by LSB tuning, and it seems there is also some residual modulation from the LSB of WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, March 26 at 1312, WEWN Spanish is on at S9; no English on 12065 or 9470. By 1407, 5970 is off and 12050 is on but dead air at S9-S6; no spurs detectable, but might appear once modulating? 1525 recheck, OK in Spanish, no spurs found (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11825.502, March 26 at 1319, JBA carrier on split frequency I have not noticed before. Prime suspect is FEBC Bocaue, PHILIPPINES, scheduled this semihour in Khams Tibetan --- OR a ChiCom jammer to het it if FEBC on 11825.0? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1653 UT March 26

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 25-26, 2018  View Printable Version 
Monday, March 26 2018

Hauser
** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 26 at 0054, PMS is on again, but with some humwhine (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. WRMI 9955 webcast, from 0400 UT March 26 plays the same old Zombiafra file yet again, ``broadcasting from London``, but not on SW anywhen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.33, March 26 at 0049, AlcaravÃn Radio music, poor but clear signal. They and we are in luck for A-18 as HFCC has nothing scheduled on 5910 between 20 and 05 --- and at 05-11 it`s a JIC MIC frequency direct from Yamata, Japan, probably only an alternate wooden standby. And, except for RDR, at 21-01 on 5910, Vatican placeholder in case IRDR ever be activated.

{Then my streetlight ignites at 0053 with an RF noise burst, 5 minutes after our sunset of 0048; optical switch would have been a few minutes later if the western horizon were not partly cloudy} (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, UT Monday March 26 at 0135, RHC `En Contacto` which I monitor in its 15-minute entirety. Arnie unsounds like on the telephone, better audio quality, but not studio either with some reverb and I think I hear some traffic noise underneath. This frequency soon fades down so I change to 9640, before it fades down too and I wind up on 5040. Arnie notes Daniel Wyllyans` log in Brasil of R. EducaÃÃo Rural de Coari on 5035 and laments that RHC itself prevents him from hearing it adjacently.

About the nominal 200 kW transmitter of R. Progreso on 890 in central Cuba: it`s reduced to 80 kW non-direxional due to hurricane damage yet still gets DX reports from Europe; soon will be back up to 200 kW direxional with two new masts 120 meters high. After a bit by Marta, saying he`s connected by fibre-optic, final segment back to Arnie for propagation forecast and now he sounds more lo-fi telephonic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 7355 & 7375 & 7435, March 25 at 2204, jamming on all these, despite Radio Martà no longer using any of them this hour.

7435 & 7375 & 7355, March 26 at 0104, still heavy jamming all three non-Martà frequencies; while RM is really on 7335 loud and clear S9+48, and weaker 7365 but atop jamming, sounds like the RCC pope criticizing Maduro. Something`s always wrong at the DentroCuban Jamming Command.

Furthermore, the 7375 jamming is now disrupting something in French, i.e. ROMANIA. At least it`s pulsing rather than full-bore. RRI is now scheduled four hours straight on 7375, 00-04 in English, French, Spanish, English. Picking a previous Radio Martà frequency is not a smart move (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 9470, March 26 at 0110, S4-S6 discussion of Trump and American politix by American accents; could it be VOA? Of course not! It`s CRI as scheduled via Kashgar, and about two words ahead of much stronger 9580 Cuban relay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9760, March 25 at 2203, poor AM signal in English from RRI new A-18 frequency and time. What about the other frequency to Europe, now 7315? JBA AM carrier there, so apparently not DRM. In the B-17 season, its predecessor 5980 was also supposed to be AM, but after a few days of indecision, stuck with unscheduled DRM. This hour has two other AM frequencies, to FE, 7325 & 9620, ex-7325 & 9790 until yesterday at 23 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CUBA

** SPAIN [non]. 17855, March 25 at 1845, no signal from REE, which had been arriving well enough at last check 1707. Still pre-sunset at site, but MUF dropping or just off? Only significant signal on band is 17640 Madagascar WV at S7, which always has the trans-equatorial advantage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, March 26 at *0114:19 carrier on from SLBC, but can`t hear any prÃlude or mis-timesignal nor any sound in the next two minutes; just too weak or not modulating? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 9370, March 26 at 0108, VP S3 signal with music, about equal to noise level. HFCC shows it`s IBB in Tibetan via TAJIKISTAN at 01-03, but could also be ChiCom jamming if they have found it already. And why not? Both IBB and SAPPRFT participate in HFCC without overtly registering jammers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 9830, March 25 at 2159, VOT has made the move for English to North America, ex-5960 at 2300; last bit of IS and ID loop, timesignal ending at 2200:03, only poor S4-S5 mixed with continuous RTTY co-channel, as it has been every A-season for years; altho sometimes off by 2200 or during the hour.

What is it? Quick search on 9830 at the UDXF iog gets an immediate answer: ``UNID RTTY on 9830 --- That would be NAU, Isabella [sic], Puerto Rica [sic]. NATO-75/75/850. Continuous cipher. 73 de Jim (MPJ) By Jim  #69885  3/26/16``. The VOT sign-on with English schedule also seems to have been updated for A-18, including 9830 at 22-23 for Europe (and not North America?)(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 14300-USB, March 26 at 0125, Judi, N6LSO in San Diego is running the Maritime Mobile Service Net, bigsig, virtually the OSOB and certainly the SSOB, as I can only hear one of her simplex contacts at all, a regular QSO chat, nothing to do with MMS, who invited her to another net on 40m, but she`s awaiting someham to put up her new antenna for that band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. Re this log: ``9320, March 25 at 1253, S9+10/20 of English lesson for Koreans, obviously VOA, but NOT listed here in B-17 or A-18 HFCC schedules! Surely from Philippines or NMI site``

Wolfgang BÃschel replied, evidently from IBB Monitoring:
``Tinang PHL 2018-03-25 12:04:31 capture: AM 9320 (PHT) VOA KORE
AM 12080 (PHT) VOA KORE
AM 9490 (TIN) VOA KORE - 1300-1500 UT, 12045 kHz instead.
AM 1188 (SEO) VOA KORE
73 wb`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1922 monitoring: confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 CUSB, March 25
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/03/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_25.html
1031-1100 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sun, weak to fair``

I confirm on Area 51 webcast from 0302 UT Monday March 26; and very poor on WBCQ 5129.8 at 0323 check. Also confirmed on WRMI webcast at 0350 UT March 26, the Monday 0330 on 9955, which was but a JBA carrier at 0348. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1923?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1923?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490+, UT Monday March 26 at 0102, there`s Blalock the Blaster. Still not on the WBCQ schedules, but `The Full Gospel Hour` seems to have a regular slot most nights now on 7490, whether or not he`s still on 9330 an hour earlier. As Matt_B commented on HF Underground: ``Whoa. Somebody get that man a straitjacket!! LOL`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. About WEWN-FM, Ron Howard forwarded this on the WOR iog preceding my previous quote from him:

``Hi Glenn, Dave Valko wrote - "FMing spurs of 12050 WEWN throughout the 25mb. All day today [March 23], I was getting them every 87 kHz out in both directions from 12050, as low as 11528 and as high as 12487. And since the spurs are wide, they pretty much destroy the whole band. It's a potential killer and I'm sure others are going to complain about it if the spurs continue. Here's what it looked like when 12050 and the spurs went off at 2355 this evening."

Dave's attached screenshot shows just how bad it was.
http://www.w4uvh.net/WEWNspurs.jpg
Thanks very much to Dave for passing this along.``

12050, March 25 at 1839, JBA carrier so WEWN Spanish is off, let`s hope for repairs. Must instead be Radio Dandal Kura, target for Lake Chad area of Boko Haram influence, via Ascension, which otherwise is quite blocked here by Vandiver. Cannot hear even a carrier on 15610, so WEWN English may also be off.

5970 & 12050, March 26 at 0052, neither night nor day Spanish RCM frequency is on. But 11520, March 26 at 0119 achieves a JBA carrier, presumably WEWN English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3185, UT Monday March 26 at 0131, gospel huxtress at S9+40, so I`ve finally caught an evening transmission from WWRB; after 0100 can`t be on 3215, occupied by WWCR, so Dave has chosen 3185 instead of 3195. About equal signal levels from both, but 3185 sounds louder, tnx to the emphatic know-it-all. It`s A-18, when he might have reactivated 5050, but not yet. I assume it would still be a waste of time to seek an axual program schedule on WWRB website (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9771-USB, March 26 at 0117, 2-way INTRUDERS, very poor, can`t tell if the brief bits I hear are in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0501 UT March 26

 

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