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Glenn Hauser logs March 3, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 03 2019

Hauser
** CANADA. Correxion: what I meant to say:
332 kHz, March 2 at 0720, dash and QT, a kilowatt NDB from Thunder
Bay, Ontario. At first I copied it as QE -- is their dah a bit
curtailed? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Two more: see USA

** CUBA. 6100, Sunday March 3 at 0728, this and all other RHC
frequencies are off. 6100 should have and maybe did emit Esperanto
from 0700, finishing early, as confirmed multiple earlier Sundays,
rather than at 0800, the previously scheduled standard time for it
which is still announced in the sign-on schedule, as copied later Mar
3 from 1602 on 11760 // 15140: 08 to NAm on 6100, 16 to N/C/SAm on
11760 (only!), 2330 to SAm on 15730. The OM announcer also could not
escape his first language, Spanish when he uttered ``polÃtiko``
instead of ``politÃko`` --- Esperanto stress is absolutely regular,
always on the penultimate syllÃble, e.g. also ``radÃo`` without any
accent markings needed. Something`s always wrong at Radio Havano Kubo.

BTW, from next Sunday already, March 10, Cuba, as a Running Dog Of
Yanqui Imperialism, resumes daylight shifting time of UT -4 on the
same early date as America; cannot be coincidental. This will affect
some but not all RHC program and frequency scheduling --- maybe less
so than usual, as when Cuba went off DST last fall, after confusing
attempts to resume winter-time scheduling, RHC reverted to some
summer-timings, notably English evenings at 01-07 UT instead of 02-08.

BTW2, timeanddate.com shows other peripheral countries under undue
American influence, do the same thing March 10: Bahamas, Bermuda,
Greenland-Thule Air Base, Haiti, Saint Pierre & Miquelon, Turx &
Caicos --- and those parts of Canada and Mexico which normally observe
DST. In the case of Mexico, it`s border cities only, while most of the
rest of the country will not be catching up for another month until
April 7, which was the old USA change-date, before legislation passed
to impose irrational DST upon us for another month in spring, another
week in fall. Europe has been wrestling with whether to abolish it or
make it permanent yearound avoiding biyearly resets.

BTW3, daylight CANNOT BE SAVED, only SHIFTED by the clox, as I insist
on calling it. Its very name from the outset has been a Big Lie. You
may mull that over this week before being forced to accede to it
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. 13685, March 3 at 1509, S5-S6 VP talk M&W conversation, //
about a second ahead of 15700 CRI English via CUBA. BUT, no 13685
signal at 1536. 13685 has been scheduled as CRI via Bamako, English at
14-16, but this and all other transmissions have been off the air for
months. Yesterday March 2, Ivo Ivanov reported some Bamako relays had
resumed, and then many others logged, but only one frequency /
transmitter at a time instead of two. Nothing audible here on 17630
which would have been // 13685 before 1600, but even if on, unlikely
would propagate as nothing else audible on 16m under pathetic
propagation conditions. 15125 was first heard yesterday during Arabic,
but today at 1639 I have no signal there. Now Ivo summarizes, but the
resumption may well continue sporadic:

``China Radio International CRI via Bamako is again on air, but only
via one transmitter, instead of two transmitters as follows:

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/03/china-radio-international-cri-via.html

0800-0857 on 7295 BKO 100 kW / non-dir to WeAf Hausa, very weak/JBA
1400-1557 on 13685*BKO 100 kW / 111 deg to SoAf English, fair/good
1400-1557 on 17630 BKO 100 kW / 085 deg to CeAf English, not on air
1600-1657 on 15125 BKO 100 kW / 085 deg to CEAf Arabic, very good
1600-1657 on 17880 BKO 100 kW / 020 deg to NEAf Arabic, not on air
1700-1757 on 13645 BKO 100 kW / 111 deg to CEAf Swahili, fair/good
1700-1757 on 15125 BKO 100 kW / 111 deg to CEAf Swahili, not on air
1800-1827 on 11640 BKO 100 kW / 085 deg to WCAf Hausa, good signal
1800-1827 on 13645 BKO 100 kW / 111 deg to WeAf Hausa, not on air
1830-1927 on 11640 BKO 100 kW / 085 deg to CeAf Arabic, very good
1830-1927 on 13685 BKO 100 kW / 020 deg to NEAf Arabic, not on air
1930-1957 on 11640 BKO 100 kW / 111 deg to SoAf Portuguese, fair/good
1930-1957 on 13630 BKO 100 kW / 111 deg to SoAf Portuguese, not on air
2000-2127 on 11640 BKO 100 kW / 111 deg to CEAf English, fair signal
2000-2127 on 13630 BKO 100 kW / 111 deg to CEAf English, not on air
2130-2227 on 11975 BKO 100 kW / 020 deg to WeAf French, not on air
2130-2227 on 13630 BKO 100 kW / 111 deg to CEAf French, very poor/JBA
2230-2357 on 11975 BKO 100 kW / 020 deg to NEAf Chinese, not on air
2230-2357 on 15505 BKO 100 kW / 085 deg to CeAf Chinese, very poor/JBA
2300-2357 on 7295 BKO 100 kW / non-dir to WeAf Chinese, very weak
2300-2357 on 11975 BKO 100 kW / 020 deg to NEAf Chinese, not on air
*til 1425 on 13685 EMR 500 kW / 072 deg to CeAs Uyghur VTurkey co-ch``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1756 UT March 3

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 2-3, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 03 2019

Hauser
** CANADA. 284 kHz, March 2 at 0715 UT, dash and QD, NDBeacon from The
Pas, Manitoba with 500 watts. Tuning up from 30 kHz, this is the first
beacon audible! Not to mention no LWBC stations.

300 kHz, March 2 at 0718, dash and YOG, NDB from (where else?) Ogoki
Post, Ontario, 500 watts. That`s certainly a new one here calling for
looking up that place. Not in my Rand McNally but coÃrdinates put it
just about in the center of the province between Pickle Lake and James
Bay; in the Marten Falls First Nation; ICAO: CYKP.

332 kHz, March 2 at 0720, dash and QT, a kilowatt NDB from Thunder
Bay, Ontario. At first I copied it as QE -- is their dit a bit too
prolonged? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Two more: see USA

** CUBA. 5040, March 2 at 0701, it`s time for RHC to have closed but
5040 is S9+20 and open carrier with hum; 6165 S9 to S7 dead air and
off at 0702*. 6000 & 6060 & 6100 already off. 5025 Rebelde is S9+20
like 5040 but at least undermodulated; Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, March 2 at 1444, RHC is S9+30 of dead air except
whine, but shortly cut on talk JIP. No big FM spurs, but JBA blobitos
detected at 13728.288, 13756.586, 13671.716 and circa 13643.2, too
weak to pinpoint, i.e. plus and minus ~28.28 kHz multiples so
obviously spewing out from 13700 transmitter. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165 & 6000, March 3 at 0139, both RHC English are S9+20 and
quite undermodulated; whilst 6060 Spanish is VG S9+20. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 353 kHz, March 2 at 0723, a four-letter NDB, INLI?? But then
the IN and LI spread further and further apart. Two different ones at
same pitch: IN, 100 watts from International Falls (brrr) - Ray,
Minnesota; and much closer LI, 400 watts from Little Rock, Arkansas
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 3 more: see CANADA

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1971 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov,
Bulgaria reports: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on
6190 kHz CUSB, March 2:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/03/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on.html
0730-0800 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CEu English Sat very good signal``

Confirmed? on WRMI 9955, Sat March 2 sometime between 1230 and 1300,
good; or did I dream it? Not found on my log notes, zzzz.

Not confirmed after 1531 on HLR 9485-CUSB, never direct, but not
audible at UTwente either; and the Italia SDR was occupied by limit 4
users. Alan Gale, England, also reports: ``Hi Glenn, Nothing at all
heard on 9485 kHz here. Maybe it was down to the current solar
activity, or it may have been that the skip had just gone a bit long
again, but whatever it was I didn't hear World of Radio or anything
else on HLR this afternoon unfortunately. Better luck next week I
hope! Alan``

Confirmed Sat Mar 2 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, P-F S7-S9.

Also confirmed UT Sun Mar 3 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, very good.

Also confirmed UT Sun Mar 3 at 0449 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, S9+20/10,
about 7 minutes into so started circa 0442 (earlier check at 0428 was
running SSTV). Next:

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 NSW ND
1901 UT Monday IRRS/NEXUS-IBA/IPAR 7290 Romania [NEW]
2330 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

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

** U S A [and non]. 620, March 2 at 0709 UT, Spanish as previously
discovered from KEXB The Metroplex, overnight, giving phone numbers,
and 0732 mentions versÃculos, so these clues lead me to believe that
Radio Oasis is in fact religious, without having to listen to it much.
(OK has an Oasis network of gospel-huxtering in English, unrelated?)
but listening to it much now is difficultized by heavy QRM from
something with C&W music; what could that be on 620? NRC AM Log shows
only one US C&W station: KWAL Wallace ID, 1/1 kW U2. But far more
likely it`s CKRM Regina, 10/10 kW U4, which I have heard before. Did
not try to DF it, but would be roughly opposite from KEXB (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880-DSB, March 2 at 0736 UT, vigorous dance music in the
nightmiddle in Spanish, including ``ÂÂÂvivan los programadores, vivan
los locutores, vivan los bailadores!!! 0739 ``La Tremenda, 8-80, La
Raza``. Dominant signal despite KRVN, and certainly not KHAC-USB,
rather the ``Race`` station, WIJR, Highland IL (St Louis mkt),
1700/160 watts U4 --- probably day facilities. I wonder how much it
cut into WCBS` protected coverage area? 843 miles apart (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, March 3 at 0137, VOV news in Englishish.
Apparently this is not a mistake instead of Spanish. Peter W Hansen,
FL, says ``All of the broadcasts at 0130 UT that I have heard since
the beginning of the B18 season have been in English. First broadcast
is at 25 degrees for the northeast [0000]. Second broadcast is at 160
degrees to the south [0100]. And this third broadcast at 260 degrees
to the southwest.`` Indeed this one is very strong from WHRI,
S9+30/40. I guess that leaves Spanish at 0030 only, but at times I had
heard English during that semihour too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3455-USB, March 3 at 0125, JBA air-ground comms in noise
level mentioning nautical miles, flight levels. EiBi lists as New
York, San Francisco and Guam, so a busy frequency. Hope the pirates
drawn to aero bands avoid this and other frequencies in use for vital
flight contacts. I was looking for Saturday night pirates and not
finding any, not even from SWL Winterfest (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

this report dispatched at 0612 UT March 3

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 2, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, March 02 2019

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

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

** CANADA [and non]. 6070-, March 2 at 0327, CFRX with medium-fast
SAH, maybe about 10 Hz, as CFRX is always offset slightly-minus, but
what else could there be? Channel 292 Germany could be 24 hours, but
Manuel MÃndez, Spain has reported that ``eclipsing`` CFRX sometime
after 0500, so is that when it signs on? But EiBi has the answer: IRAN
in Arabic at 0320-0420 on 6070 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, March 2 at 0325, RHC is S9+10 of dead air in Spanish,
ha2; 5910, CRI English relay is S9+30 of JBM; 6000 RHC English is
undermodulated somewhat distorted; 6165 RHC English is less
undermodulated and not distorted; 6060 RHC Spanish is *off*.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. (7490), UT Sat March 2 at 0100, WBCQ webcast with bits of
music and silence as if trying to bring up the wrong feeds; finally
`William Tell Overture` starts and then lo-fi audio as A&A interject.
Says they just flew down from Bangor ME to Sanford FL, so they must
have skipped the Winter SWL Fest along the way near Philadelphia.

At 0121 checking the SW frequencies: 7490.2 is VP; 9330.17 is VP but
identifiably // AWWW; 3264.9 JBA carrier of unknown content; 5130.48
is VP best of the lot but with something else.

I hope John Carver heard more of it; he already reports as of 0140:

``Tonight's AWWW --- Music, dead air, station promo before the top of
the hour, dead air, snippet of music, dead air, music snippet and then
the familiar theme starts. Both Allan and Angela doing voice overs
during the theme. Poor signal on 7490. Allan and Angela flew to FLA
this morning and are doing the show from there this evening. Mr.
Transistor Norm called at 0107. Lost the signal at 0108. 5130 has the
militia, no signal on 9330 so I end up on 3265 again. Fair signal and
then it almost sounds like the transmitter went down and was
restarted. then the noise came up making it difficult to copy. By 0116
I can copy nothing on either frequency. After the previous weekend's
terrible 26 hour windstorm with gusts as high as 65 mph I checked all
the antennas this week and the only one that didn't survive was the TV
antenna. So I guess it's Allan Weiner only in certain areas instead of
world wide. John, Mid-North Indiana``.

Meanwhile I was wondering if there would be any live broadcasts from
the Fest: I asked Larry Will if there will be any (non-pirate); he
replies:

``Jane and I are planning to be live from the Fest Sunday 0100-0200
UTC on 5130 and the Area 51 webcast. Lw`` i.e. Saturday night

I also asked Jeff White of WRMI, and he replied, no, not this year,
but he is there recording a bunch of interviews which will be on
Wavescan next weeks (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (7490), March 2 at 0248, I notice that the WBCQ webcast I
had up earlier for AWWW is still running with someone talking; so I
listen in: It`s about the Unity Bible Fundamentalist Church planning
its very own ``DMR``-only SW transmitters, the next big thing, as a
second ``free speech`` station like WBCQ but reaching parts of the
world it does not: western US, Russia, China, India, Europe.

Huh? WBCQ 500 kW and rotatable antenna expects to cover everywhere
from Maine. Appeals for funds, anything from $ 1 to $ 5000 welcome ---
hey, if Brother Starr [sic] and Scriptures for America can raise
hundreds of thousands for SW broadcasts, why not? Altho he ``hates
money``, and will get this done, even without major financial support.

Says he already got a positive response from FCC. Keeps referring to
``DMR``, but slips once calling it ``DRM``. Needs to be on SW, since
he is banned from FB, Twitter and other social media. This turns out
to be Pastor Cody Serafeld(?), and a sidekick, from a ``little bitty
church`` in Conroe TX, on the `Far Right Radio Show` --- so as a Free
Speech station, he will certainly welcome the Far Left! The FRRS still
has not achieved any visibility on the WBCQ program sked; UT Sat 02-04
on 7490 still shows as `Dead Frog Radio` which has passed away.

Still listening to webcast, at 0301 the standard WBCQ sign-off, so I
guess the 7490+ transmitter was still running if inaudible here. And
after that still more music on the webcast, at least.

At 0324, 5130.43 is still on JBA trace of modulation, with what? The 5
MHz unit has been showing up at unexpected times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0526 UT March 2

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 28-March 1, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, March 02 2019

Hauser
Make that 1470.065 or so for the computed fundamental, not 1470.65; fixed:

UNIDENTIFIED. 2940.129, March 1 at 0049, JBA carrier presumed second
harmonic from some LAm or NAm broadcaster on 1470.065 or so. Another
measurement March 1 at 0658 puts it on 2940.132. Others closer and/or
with better antenna gain and/or with less noise should be able to ID
this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 28-March 1, 2019  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 01 2019

Hauser
** CUBA. 15140, Feb 28 at 1539, RHC carrier off and on and off and on.
When it comes back, dead air at first, then music modulation re-
applied. 11760 also dead Feb 28 at 1543 before music cuts on.
Something`s always wrong at RHC. During brief 15140 offnesses,
probably a trace of OMAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13780, March 1 at 1510, RHC still on but undermodulated; off
by 1525 check when 13700 is S9+30 of dead air; 15700 CRI relay at 1510
is undermodulated but not distorted, sufficient with volume up. 15140
at 1526, RHC is dead air, while 15230 is undermodulated. Somethings
are always wrongs at RHC/RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST) See also SAUDI ARABIA

** SAUDI ARABIA [and non]. 11820.02, Feb 28 at 2240, SRI/SBA Qur`aning
poor signal but enough to lullabye my nap, until abrupt chopoff at
2300* -- Allah`ll get`em for that?

Trying again March 1 at 2220 for a more precise reading, SA is JBA, vs
another even weaker carrier closer to 11820.00 --- since nothing is
scheduled there, suspect it is a second-order spur from 11840 RHC,
doubled beyond the constant first-order one on 11830.

While checking 11820 in EiBi, I see an adjacent interesting entry:
``11825.5 1300-1330 HKG FEBC Radio Liangyou KHA Tib /PHL-b``
i.e. a Hong Kong ``station`` in the Khams dialect of Tibetan via FEBC
Bocaue, Philippines site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LSTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 12030, Thu Feb 28 at 2236, REE VG S9+10 discussing The
Virgin Mary in Spanish, monogamy, alternating with ARABIC --- not
clear which one is translating the other originally; but not // 11945
& 9690 in Castilian only. WRTH 2019 mentions that REE webcasts in
Arabic, but does not show any SW schedule for it; and nothing at all
about Spain in the Feb 4 update.

12030 is the ME-beam frequency which nevertheless arrives here well
off the back (sometimes propagating better than 9690 direct). EiBi
does not show any Arabic either, but there is Sephardic/Ladino Sundays
only at 2230-2300 on 12030. WRTH asterisks that as a cutaway from
Spanish at same time on all four frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, UT Fri March 1 at 0045, German at S9+10 fading to S7,
so yet again VOT sloppyrators at Emirler have left this transmitter on
an extra hour after English; will The Mighty Farty KBC stay here,
taking their chances on UT Sundays, until the bitter end of B-18?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.19, UT Fri March 1 at 0055, WBCQ with `Camp
Constitution Radio``, 0100 ``WTO`` and into an `AWWW` repeat, which
must be plenty old since ``it`s a balmy night``, and the tenth
monthiversary of A&A togetherness (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, 4840, 5890, Feb 28 at 0721-0725, 75% of WWCR
transmitters are on the air without modulation. Only 5935 is
modulating, S9-S7 poor. 3215, S9+20 with hum and 5890, S9-S7, would
normally be off the air at this time, while 4840, S9+20 would be TOMBS
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Feb 28 at 1929, no signal audible from KVOH, unlike
yesterday. Wolfgang Bueschel explained Feb 27 while 17774.989 was well
audible on the east coast, ``17 MHz reception behind 1st skip at least
need 2500 kilometers distance. To Enid_OK 1890 kilometer distance
only`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880-CUSB, March 1 at 0701, praise music mixing with KRVN Fox
``News``, while tuning LSB I have KRVN Nebraska without the QRMusic;
therefore it is KHAC Tse Bonito NM/Window Rock AZ, secretly known for
suppressing its LSB; not especially strong and maybe really not on 10
kW ND day power now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Feb 28 at 1534 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS is still
on the air with rock music; and also March 1 at 2216 UT. It could
crash again at any moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re my hearing a Spanish, Radio Vida on 1480 instead of
Vietnamese, KBXD The Metroplex: ``Glenn, to further the update on
1480: In just the past few days KLVL [Pasadena TX] has started running
the Radio Vida religious format // to KRCM 1380, so that is what you
heard. Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas``, Feb 27, WOR iog via DXLD)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2940.129, March 1 at 0049, JBA carrier presumed second
harmonic from some LAm or NAm broadcaster on 1470.65 or so. Another
measurement March 1 at 0658 puts it on 2940.132. Others closer and/or
with better antenna gain and/or with less noise should be able to ID
this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST

This report dispatched at 2247 UT March 1

 

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