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Glenn Hauser logs March 6, 2020  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 06 2020

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.97-USB, March 6 at 1820-1835+, LRA36 with songs,
poor signal via another Brazilian KiwiSDR since Pardinho is already
maxed out at 8 users. Hello to Dan Robinson, who has done the same.
Tnx to tip from Manuel Méndez, Spain, that it`s already on prior to
publicized special broadcast at 1900 about summer activities around
the bases (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 399 kHz, March 6 at 0650 UT, NDB dash and ZHD, which is 25
watts from Dryden - Barclay, Ontario (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, March 6 at 0727, TWO CCG stations with marine
weather in French QRMiing each other at about equal levels, same
roboyl voice, but apparently different content, not merely offset
echoing. As I have noted a number of times before, none scheduled
before 0737 or 0740; per http://dxinfocentre.com/mb.htm the possible
bilingual stations on 2749 are: VCO Sydney NS at 0740; VCN Escoumins,
Québec from 0847; and VAR-9 Yarmouth (Halifax) NS from 1040; and no
languages specified from VCS-21 Halifax at 0810. Canadian CG needs to
get its acts together, or rather separated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5040, March 6 at 0720, RHC is still on with dead air except
for humsqueal. 6060 is DA at S9+10; 6145 and 6100 are modulating
English; 6000 is off. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Once hit by
DST, I hope not to be awake and monitoring after 0630 UT (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15700, March 6 at 1502, CRI Plus relay is S9+30 but suptorted
also with tone. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

15230, March 6 at 1503, RHC is unusually off, while 15140 remains
distorted at S9+20. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

13740, March 6 at 1508, this RHC is off, while 13700 remains at S9+30
in Sonido Cubano music, no spurs. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

11700, March 6 at 1511, RHC is ON this frequency // 11760, but 11700
is not supposed to be on at all in the mornings, only 2300-0600!
Suspect this is the transmitter missing now from 15230. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ETHIOPIA [non]. 11990, March 6 at 1507 new IRRS broadcast in Oromo,
S4-S6; recheck via UTwente at 1557 more lively talk, chopped off at
1559* with no ID. Meanwhile, I asked IRRS what this is, and quickly
received a Coronavirius e-QSL along with ``OMN -- Oromia Media
Network``.

From that I quickly search out all this info but nothing about old or
new SW broadcasts; note the date on first one, 6 years ago:

Oromia Media Network Launch -- Live!
268,387 views
•Streamed live on Mar 1, 2014
1.3K 171 Share Save OMN 140K subscribers

Millions of Oromos now have the chance to enjoy quality media focusing
on the needs and aspirations of the Oromo people. Join us Live! as we
prepare to make history.

https://www.facebook.com/OromiaMedia/

OMN:ODUU Wax 8/2018
Oromia Media Network, Saint Paul, Minnesota. 1M likes. OMN is an
independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit news enterprise whose mission
is to produce...

FIND US
1144 Larpenture Ave N
Saint Paul, Minnesota
m.me/OromiaMedia
Call (612) 294-6770

Founded on March 1, 2014
Mission
OMN seeks to offer thought-provoking, contextual, and nuanced coverage
of critical public interest issues thereby bringing much needed
attention to underreporte... See More

ADDITIONAL CONTACT INFO
info@oromiamedia.com
https://www.oromiamedia.com

MORE INFO About
OMN is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit news enterprise whose
mission is to produce original and citizen-driven reporting on Oromia.
Founding Date March 1, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5SN5HpwRrM

Surprisingly, WRTH 2020 COTB page 511 lists only one to Ethiopia, a
different one, Voice of Oromo Liberation, based in Berlin, via Nauen.
IRRS never confirms transmitter sites, so I don`t even ask, but Ivo
Ivanov says 11990 is via his own Bulgaria (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 400 kHz, March 6 at 0649 UT, ND beacon AHW vs storm crashes,
of which there are none closer per Blitzortung than off the coast of
FL north of Bahamas. AHW is 25 watts from Wahoo, Nebraska (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2024 contents: Antarctica,
Australia, Canada, Chile, Congo DR, Cuba, Ethiopia non, Italy non,
Korea South, México, North America, Oklahoma, Romania, Rwanda non,
Spain, Turkey, Ukraine and non, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia?; and
the propagation outlook

WOR 2024 is available as of 0228 UT Friday March 6
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2024.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2024.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:
[note time changes on Unique Radio, WRMI and WBCQ with DST]

0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
2300 UT Friday WRMI 9955
[usually starts with heavy jamming but maybe abates]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850, 5010, 7780
0900 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 [not last week]
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 9395?
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 9395?
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania?
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

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

** U S A. 5085, March 6 at 0531, WTWW-2 is now on with rock music,
plus and minus the very weak parasitic spurs on 5072.1 and 5097.9;
this had been off at earlier check 0335. Lebanon electrical fluid may
still be sporadic post-tornado. At 0722 I check again, when 5085 is
still VG, and 5830 is JBA, presumably WTWW-1 as neighbor 5935 WWCR is
also JBA. The MUF must be sharp between 5 and 6 MHz. Usually it`s
above 6 MHz allowing both to inboom when on (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1539.96 approx., March 6 at 0707 UT, tell-tale het against
1540 KXEL et al., prime suspect being KGBC Galveston TX, which
sometimes but not always, is askew. Careful LSB tuning manages to pull
it apart as signal increases, after 0714 music, ``Ain`t That a
Shame``, 0715 full ID for KGBC also FM 101.7, `Baytown, Houston, we`ve
got you covered`` --- also Enid.

As of last August, in NRC AM Log, KGBC format was Tejano --- not any
more; U4 2500/250 watts, address in Houston, and 101.7 is K269GS, no
mention of offfrequenciness from 1540.00. WTFDA DB shows 101.7 in
Houston proper, still Spanish/Tejano. Radio-locator.com also still
claims KGBC is ``Tejano``. Ain`t that a shame? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1837 UT March 6

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 5-6, 2020  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 06 2020

Hauser
** CUBA. 6060, March 5 at 0718, RHC is S9+20 but JBM in English; 6145
is S9+10 undermodulated but sufficient. Of the remaining Cuban Five,
5040 and 6000 are off; 6100 a JBA carrier likely something else:
perhaps KCBS P`yongyang altho a bit early for it, sunset not until
0934. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 13740, March 5 at 1524, RHC S9/+10 of dead air,
which is getting to be a habit; while 13700 is modulating OK at S9+20
without spurs. Something`s always wrong at RHC, which is supposed to
be OFF 13740 at 1500*-*2200.

13740, March 5 at 1856, S9 open carrier, still RHC? RFI in French is
scheduled here at 1700-2000, and I do briefly hear a bit of French
underneath at 1857-1900+ but by 1908 just the carrier, S9+10. At 1911
I check via UTwente SDR and find a weak OC. So is it RHC, ISS out of
order, or both? A day or two ago, my caradio stopped on 13740 during a
sufficiently modulated RFI French (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ETHIOPIA [non]. 11990, March 5 at 1530, language talk at S5-S8, HOA
music, ID sounds like ``Huna Radio ----`` but not Arabic; recheck 1600
is off.

Ron Norton notified me along with expanded IRRS English broadcasts for
Coronavirus: ``Additionally, new broadcasts have been started as of
today March 4, 2020 in Oromo language to Ethiopia on 11990 from
1500-1600 UTC (@ 250 kW)`` and the IRRS website says it`s daily. But
name of it or sponsorship NOT given; another new clandestine to this
area? Ivo Ivanov in Bulgaria says site is Secretbrod = Kostinbrod,
Bulgaria where the power is only 50 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF
RADIO 2024) See also ITALY [non]

** GREECE. 9420, March 6 at 0053, S9-S5 of open carrier --- yet
another station suffering from Dead Air Syndrome, Voice of Greece
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ITALY [non]. (7290), March 5 at 1824, via UTwente SDR, `War Room -
Pandemic`` new show about CoronaVirus on IRRS, interviewing someone
from a Los Angeles hospital, until 1845 music fill for rest of hour.
Part of expanded broadcasts from IRRS, starting 7290 at 1800 instead
of 1900: that explains why I was already hearing music on Monday March
2 before WORLD OF RADIO --- but there was some kind of change in
transmission before 1900, different sites? 7290 has been assumed to be
one of the Romanian sites, Saftica or Tsiganeshti.

Ron Norton wrote: ``Hello There from IRRS & EGR,

1.) While most of Northern Italy has come (nearly) to a halt due to
the recent coronavirus outbreak, we have just extended our global
coverage with daily broadcasts to reach out to Europe, the Middle
East, Asia/Pacific and Africa with daily news and commentaries on
COVID-19 in English.

Here are our new (daily) frequencies as of Feb. 21, 2020 (@ 150 kW):

9640 kHz (1400-1500 UTC) to Asia and Middle East
7290 kHz (1800-2000 UTC) to Europe
9660 kHz (2000-2100 UTC) to Africa
594 kHz (2100-2200 UTC/2200-2300 CET) AM/Medium Wave to N Italy and
Southern/Central Europe

Please check our blog for more details at:
https://nexus.org/coronavirus-qsl/

You may find our updated B19 frequency schedule at:
https://nexus.org/schedules

2.) On the occasion we have released our new QSL card available
electronically for all reception reports.

You may send your reception report for any of our broadcasts to
reports@nexus.org. We will gladly acknowledge all verified reception
reports with our new electronic QSL.

When requesting our QSL card, please consult our Privacy Policy at
https://nexus.org/privacy
and learn how we process your personal data according to the GDPR.
Stay home, stay safe: listen to Shortwave! 73s, Ron``

That`s the motto on the eQSL which several have already received along
with an illustration of the CV. Ivo Ivanov says 9640 is also via
Bulgaria since he can hear its second harmonic 19280 on local
groundwave and power is only 50 kW.

Richard Langley notes: ``Website mentions this: "A new program aired
via IRRS-Shortwave is called “War Room Pandemic” and produced in the
USA by Steve Bannon, political advisor, media executive, former
investment banker and former White House Chief Strategist." !!! Will
it be objective and science-based?`` --- Beware!

Dr Hansjoerg Biener says on 04 March: ``Bannon's website on the new
podcast is available at
https://pandemic.warroom.org/
His podcast seems to have started on 27 January 2020 but look at the
web address closely:
https://pandemic.warroom.org/category/war-room-impeachment/page/2/

SPECIAL – War Room: Pandemic, Why the Wuhan Coronavirus is So
Important
January 27, 2020 Steve Bannon, Jack Posobiec, Jack Maxey, Simone Gao,
Kyle Bass, Dr. Bradley Thayer, Bill Gertz, and Maura Moynihan take
part in a special, hour-long discussion about the coronavirus emerging
out of China, and the serious economic and health implications``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2024)

** MEXICO. 6185.710v, March 6 at 0048, oh2, XEPPM is off-frequency
again after someone bumped the transmitter, JBM Spanish. (Too late to
mention on WOR 2024, rather it had recently resumed 6184.974.) (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 7325 & 6130, March 6 at 0102, the anomalies from RRI
continue, these two in English and no signals or Romanian on 7410 &
5910 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TIBET [non]. 5890, March 6 at 0046, JBA music and talk, S7-S9, off
at 0103 check. This hour only is VOA Tibetan via KUWAIT, so more
likely hearing the CNR1 jamming.

WWCR-4 may use 5890 at 03-13, but currently on air only 03-05 Tue-Sat,
plus later at night dead air occasionally. From March 8 with the
imposition of DST, all times above one UT hour earlier: new shifted
sked is up at:
http://www.wwcr.com/transmitter-sched.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, March 5 at 2345, VOT English on today, enough
modulation to enjoy some music, 2351 headlines, 2352 sign-off claiming
this has been the 1330 broadcast on 12035! IS continues, and at 2356
restarts to include IDs in German twice a minute. 0000 March 6,
timesignal as usual a sesquisecond late, and opening German --- but
chopped off the air at 0003*. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2024 contents: Antarctica,
Australia, Canada, Chile, Congo DR, Cuba, Ethiopia non, Italy non,
Korea South, México, North America, Oklahoma, Romania, Rwanda non,
Spain, Turkey, Ukraine and non, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia?; and
the propagation outlook

WOR 2024 is available as of 0228 UT Friday March 6
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2024.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2024.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:
[note time changes on Unique Radio, WRMI and WBCQ with DST]

0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
2300 UT Friday WRMI 9955
[usually starts with heavy jamming but maybe abates]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850, 5010, 7780
0900 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 [not last week]
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 9395?
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 9395?
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania?
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

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

** U S A. 5085 & 5830, March 6 at 0335, both WTWWs are off, altho 24+
hours earlier, 5830 had resumed. Maybe power at Lebanon TN is still
sporadic after tornados (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, March 6 at 0044, WHRI in S9+10 of dead air
when it`s supposed to relay VOV in Spanish; still dead until off at
0058* but back on at *0058:20 with stronger signal after beam change
with WHRI ID, music and promos, 0100 VOV starting Vietnamese hour
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1520, March 6 at 0110 UT, some musical station with
songs considerably QRMing talker KOKC OKC, making 72/minute SAH = 1.2
Hz. Best heard with KOKC nulled as much as possible, but cannot get a
positive fix on it. What is KYND TX doing now? It`s almost the same
bearing from here as KOKC (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5780, March 5 at 0715, JBA carrier, maybe trace of
modulation. No broadcasters known here. Not a MW harmonic. Not an RHC
leapfrog. Maybe pirate, Euro? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0457 UT March 6

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 4-5, 2020  View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 05 2020

Hauser
** CUBA. 15370, March 4 at 2210, RHC is AWOL but on 15370.0 at 2329
check, S9+20/30 but overmodulated, distorted while // 13740 is good.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11850, March 4 at 2215, RHC Spanish is S9+10 but suptorted;
not English like on 11880. As always accompanied by much weaker
parasitic carrier on 11840, and probably one to match on 11860 vs
OCB/jamming. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. After last night`s anomalies from RRI in the 01-03 period,
I check again March 5 at 0058: 6130 & 7325 with RRI IS, 0100 opening
English with detailed satellite info and other platforms but NO
mention of SW frequencies! Meanwhile, 7410 and 5910 are off.

At 0200 I check all four via UTwente SDR: French is starting on 7410
and 6130; 5910 and 7325 are off. So the same as before; Romanian
missing, and swap 7 MHz frequencies by 0200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Wed Mar 4 at 2328, caught tail of REE English back on
the air today as Alison is axually speaking news about Snowden, Boris
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, March 4 at 2329, VOT is on at S9+10 but JBM, no good
English. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2023 monitoring: confirmed the Wed 2100 on
WRMI 7780 at 2126 check March 4, JBA direct; fair via UTwente SDR.

Also confirmed Wed Mar 4 starting as usual at 2200:20 on WBCQ,
7490.2v, fair.

Also confirmed UT Thu March 5 at 0100, JBA on WRMI 7780, but VG via
UTwente SDR.

WOR 2024 should be ready by early UT March 6 for first NAm SWBC Friday
at 2300 on WRMI 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5830, March 5 at 0250, WTWW-1 is back on with SFAW from
tornado-ravaged Lebanon TN, but 5085 WTWW-2 is still off. 5830 had
been underpowered but now is quite strong. The WTWW-1 webcast is
running too, `Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting` with a caller from
Wisconsin at 0255; but not WTWW-2 stream (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5915, March 5 at 0057-0101+, carrier with heavy splash
from 5920 WHRI. By 0125 same talk is JBA. Checking because JRX in
Brasil reported ZAMBIA here around 0100 last night in vernacular. ZNBC
has run 24 hours before and might again, perhaps due to electric
``load shedding`` meaning no power during day or prime time but
available when demand is much lower overnight.

However, one other station is listed active before and after these
hours, MYANMAR, where it`s just after sunrise. I try the two KiwiSDRs
in RSA and one of them is getting it no better than I am, nor does
UTwente (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0313 UT March 5

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 3-4, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, March 04 2020

Hauser
** CANADA. 218 kHz, March 4 at 0725 UT, ND beacon dash and RL, which
is 975 watts from Red Lake, Ontario. Strangely enough I was tuned to
219-USB. Amid storm noise crashes (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. Glad to see that following my complaint, EiBi does now list
China via Cuba on 11980 as harm[onic] at 23-01. But searching entire
file, no others yet from this or any other country. See also VIETNAM
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5040, March 4 at 0536, RHC is off already rather than running
until 07 or sometimes even later; but 5025 Rebelde is on. Others: 6060
now in Spanish instead of English; 6145, 6100 and 6000 in English for
now. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13740, March 4 at 1518, RHC is again S9+10 of dead air, or
JBM, while 13700 is S9+20 of good modulation and fails to produce any
spurs. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1520, March 4 at 0341 UT, KOKC is off, tnx to
tip from Paul Walker; thought this might clear for longtime cheater
KOLM in MN, but no sign of it now, rather a heavy jumble of much
weaker signals. Paul said it would be only briefly for some tower
maintenance. By 0343 I am hearing a weak talkshow with YL host,
roughly NW/SE and gradually fading in stronger. This is apparently
KOKC on again already, in `The Dana Show` as scheduled. Maybe they
were axually turning the power level up. Paul also said it came back
but went off again, after I quit (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU. 5980, March 3 at 2350, JBA carrier from Radio Chaski under
Cuban jamming against nothing else, until autocutoff at 2352:11.5*,
which is 16 seconds earlier than last check Feb 24 until 2352:27.5*
which was 8 days ago, or averaging exactly 2.0 seconds per noctem,
which as I previously calculated was the long-term average as well.

If their timer is not reset (originally for 2400*?), by March 29, 26
days from now, will be 52 seconds earlier, or 2351:19.5*. But that
will probably be the end of our current tracking, as in A-20, Radio
Martí is expected to resume 5980 all the way from 22 to 03 UT, and
with heavier jamming to be sure (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. Anomalies continue with RRI, lacking the Romanian service
at 01-03 UT on any frequency, instead, UT March 4:
At 0150: 5910 and 7410 off; 6130 & 7325 in English
At 0203: 5910 and 7325 off, 6130 & 7410 in French
Strange they swapped 7325 & 7410 between English and French, almost
making me doubt my logging as accurate; what next? (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Tue March 3 at 2308, REE is on, VG with music but
Spanish announcements since it`s not M/W/F, the only days for English.
OTOH, off the air today English from TURKEY, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, March 3 at 2307, another day OFF for VOT English
which would have been to us. But SPAIN, q.v. is on today altho not in
English (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 4102+CW, March 4 at 0716 UT, ``W`` windy beacon JBA, first
time in a long time after frequent chex at night. Also some dits and
other letters/numbers, something to do with battery power or other
characteristix of the installation. Definitely on plus side tho too
weak to measure accurately, altho there was recently a report of it on
the minus side of 4102. Somewhere in the USA SW desert. Steve McGreevy
located and photographed this 19 years ago and says the FCC tolerates
it, yet the precise location is not being revealed:

http://www.auroralchorus.com/4095-5-kHz_DF_and_visit_to_the_WIND-BEACON_Spring-2001-SPMandEDH.jpg

Enlarge them and see an itty bitty anemometer atop a rock outcrop, a
small solar panel, and a dipole antenna. There is a huge amount of
other great info on his website.

2097.3-CW, Mar 4 at 0720 UT, no signal from ``A` single-letter beacon
while `W` etc. is audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13555-CW, March 4 at 1516, HIFER beacon WV in West Virginia
is JBA, while K6FRC on 13565-CW from California is noticeably
stronger; but neither ever heard later in the day or at night. And
what about all the other beacons LWCA lists on the 13550-13570 ISM
band? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2023 monitoring: confirmed Wed Mar 4 at 2100
on WRMI 7780, only poor via UTwente, with some lite SSB? ACI.
Following two Zanotti IDs at 2058 and 2059. Next:

2200 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 [and non?]. 9330, March 4 at 1903, WBCQ WLCR in Arabic on 81
degree beam, only S5-S7 if really 500 kW, but also with a low audible
heterodyne as if from a second station on a slightly different
frequency. Nothing else is ever scheduled here except Cuban spynumbers
4 nights a week at 0700, certainly not now. Maybe a WBCQ defect, or
old transmitter also on? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WTWW still not on at 0205 UT Wed Mar 4, when the ham show
would normally be on 5085. {and still off at 0317}
(The competing ham show on WBCQ 5130 is running.)
Power outage and/or tornado damage? Anyone know or can inquire?

Wikipedia reports:

``In Lebanon, many homes and businesses suffered considerable damage,
including Walmart and Lowe's. The Wilson County Fairgrounds was
impacted as the tornado moved east out of town and continued along the
interstate to Smith County, producing EF1-type damage in the Tuckers
Crossroads, Grant, and New Middleton communities.``

Then I write to Doug Smith of W9WI.com:

``Hi Doug, Sure hope you and yours are OK! And eventually you can fill
us in on the impact to broadcast stations? (SW: WTWW Lebanon has not
been heard. It should be on 5085 at least, tonight). 73, Glenn``

Doug replies: ``Thanks! - Yep, I'm fine, except for sleep deprivation
:) I'm located in the western part of the city -- the tornado formed
roughly eight miles to the northeast. It ripped up an airport about
two miles north of my workplace -- but didn't even break sticks off
the trees at work.

I believe WHTN TV 39 is off but best I can tell everything else is on.
It did come awfully close to the AM 900/1490 tower in Lebanon but I'm
told the stations are still on. Haven't had an opportunity to scan
myself.

I suspect there are still massive power outages in Lebanon/Wilson
County. The folks behind WTWW are pretty active on social media -- and
conspicuously absent today. I suspect it's just a lack of power``

Further chex of WTWW frequencies find no signals: 0514, 1904 UT March
4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VIETNAM. After finding 11980 labeled harmonic in EiBi for China via
CUBA, q.v. I also search on ``spur`` and get 9 entries, all from
Vietnam, no Cubans or anywhere else: 6006.6, 6033.4, 7155, 7196.2,
7223.8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2117 UT March 4

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 2-3, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, March 03 2020

Hauser
** ANGUILLA. 6090, Tue March 3 at 0055, S9+10/20 of dead air from
TCB/DGS/PMS/TUN, while 5935 WWCR is modulating music break. Totally
overriding Iran, warming up for the *0100 broadcast UT Tue/Wed/Fri per
EiBi. There is a schedule for this and 11775, however convoluted
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15370.0, March 2 at 2248, RHC is finally back on frequency!
S9 with OK modulation. Failing to transmit on 15369.23 where I think
it was still March 1 tho did not make it into logbook. That would have
been day 19. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 13650, March 2 at 2304, CRI relay with Chinese
music fill instead of Portuguese, S9+20 but suptorted; had been absent
when last checked Feb 29. Today the // 6100 direct from Beijing is JBA
carrier. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, March 3 at 0726 UT, this time RHC English is still on
here, much stronger than // 6145, which is much weaker than // 5040;
while 6000 & 6100 are off. You never know which combo of The Cuban
Five will be on air this final hour. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 13560, March 2 circa 2200 UT, I am checking various spots
in Enid with insensitive portable, whether the constant noise I get at
home is any stronger elsewhere: Yes, outside Walmart; yes, around
Aldi, but very different sound outside the store vs inside. Also
audible downtown at the PO. I suspect this stuff is pervasive anywhere
there are security systems and/or checkout scanning devices; really
impossible to pinpoint without being right next to sources and turning
them off and on. Hey, retailers, may I? I don`t see reports of such
from elsewhere. Does everybody hear this stuff and just put up with
it? Also suspect hospitals, doctors with ISM medical equipment (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PHILIPPINES. 9450, March 2 at 2256, ``Jesus [allegedly] Saves``
music box IS; by 2301 into language, listed as Iu via FEBC Bocaue
site. Fair but with 9455 WRMI ACI.

9795, March 2 at 2258, same IS here but keeps going until 2302 finally
opening a different language, listed as Mon via Iba site. I thought it
sounded like Lao, probably related (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 5910 & 7340, March 3 at 0215, RRI in French instead of
scheduled Romanian, and also on the proper French frequencies 6130 &
7410. Checked because JRX Brasil had reported the previous hour
0105-0125 had 5910 in English instead of Romanian. Maybe they have
their feed routing mixed up. Romanian is supposed to be for two hours
at 01-03 on 5910 & 7340 both Tsiganeshti, with English & French one
hour each on the other two via Galbeni. Check again whether this
recur? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, March 2 at 2303, REE English to North America this
Monday is off the air; 11940 JBA maybe same station; 12030 JBA
carrier. This and Turkey, q.v. are the only significant overseas
stations still broadcasting English to us at this hour, but one or
both may be missing on any occasion (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, March 2 at 2303, VOT is on today for English to us,
but poor S6-S8 and undermodulated, unusable. See SPAIN, our only
alternative, off the air today; they take turns? (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A [non]. 7290 via UTwente, concluding the WORLD OF RADIO 2023
monitoring report for Monday March 2: Almost made it to conclusion at
1929, cutting off only the last syllables of ``disclaimer``, ID this
time giving an IRRS phone number, into Feature Story News in more
detail than the headlines earlier.

Also confirmed UT Tue March 3 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA S7-8 about
equal to noise level here. Not much better at UTwente where it usually
is; but much better at Rockport ME KiwiSDR. Next:

0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 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. 15825, 13845, March 3 circa 2000, WWCR usual JBA carriers,
and more on 12160; after 2100 usual bigsigs on 9980 and 9350; ops
normal, not hit by tornado in downtown Nashville, as site is on the NW
outskirts.

In the ABDX.org group, David Slate in Hendersonville TN said, ``Hey
Gang, Last night there was a tornado that went though Nashville. We in
Hendersonville were lucky, just rain and wind at my QTH. The east
Nashville and Germantown {Memphis suburb} areas got hit and so did Mt
Juliet and Lebanon. It came close to WTVF TV ch 5 . In the
Cookeville market they also got hit hard. Just wanted to let you all
know I'm OK``

Good, and we surely hope all our other DX friends and broadcasters in
TN are too. Lebanon? That`s the site of WTWW. You never know whether
they will be on air with day or night frequencies, but the three
active lately, 9475, 5830 and 5085 are all absent March 3 at 1858,
2056 and 2248 UT chex. If any remain, #1 priority will be 5085
evenings with Ted`s rock and ham stuff. I also checked the WTWW
webcasts; while the website wtww.us still loads, nothing played, but I
don`t know if this be unusual in the daytime anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A [and non]. I don`t normally watch the Dr Oz show, but ran
across it today March 3 when the topic is the Tony Alamo cult, and the
horrible things that monster did to his followers. You may be able to
find it today via a local syndicated affiliate; or see website:


https://www.doctoroz.com/episode/true-crime-child-bride-christian-sex-cult-speaks-out?video_id=6137735476001
https://www.doctoroz.com/episode/true-crime-child-bride-christian-sex-cult-speaks-out

``Dr. Oz Logo Now Playing
Sneak Peek: Behind Closed Doors of Tony Alamo’s Christian Sex Cult
True Crime: Child Bride From Christian Sex Cult Speaks Out

Autoplay: Originally aired on 3/03/2020

Dr. Oz investigates Christian cult leader and convicted child sex
abuser Tony Alamo, who controlled his devoted followers by fear and
punishment and took child brides as young as 8 years old.
Investigative reporter Mara Schiavocampo shares the story.``

This is on the first half hour of the TV show only. At its end Oz sez
they got no response from Alamo Ministries --- so we know that exist.

Unfortunately this is still relevant because dead Alamo has shown up
again on shortwave, thanks to MBR. Maybe someone should clue them in
about him:

EiBi:
1600 1700 Su USA Tony Alamo E ME 6120/D-n
1630 1730 Su USA Tony Alamo E SAs 5945/UZB 6060/UZB

Aoki:
5945 1630-1730 UZB Tony Alamo Christian Min Eng Tashkent 1
6040 1630-1730 UZB Tony Alamo Christian Min Eng Tashkent 1
6120 1600-1700 D Tony Alamo Christian Min Eng Nauen 1

HFCC:
5945 1630 1730 42,43,44 TAC 100 90 0 911 1 031119 280320 D 10650 Mul
UZB MBR MBR 16202 A.Asia
6040 1630 1730 41 TAC 100 163 0 911 1 031119 280320 D 9050 Mul
UZB MBR MBR 16204 A.ind
6060 1600 1630 29,3 NAU 250 80 0 146 7 271019 280320 D 9600 Mul
D MBR MBR 16066 A.345
6120 1600 1700 39 NAU 125 128 0 216 1 031119 280320 D 9600 Mul
D MBR MBR 16205 A.meara

And Ron Howard replies to this on the WOR iog:

``Hi Glenn, Is hard to believe he can still be heard on SW today. Am
amazed that there is still an active Website
http://www.alamoministries.com/audiomessages/index.html
with his recorded audio files available.

Years ago you and I often heard his programs via Equatorial Guinea.
The programs were provided back then by Pan American Broadcasting
(PAB), via their Radio Africa Network, which was broadcasting via
shortwave. PAB is still located in Pleasanton, CA.
https://www.radiopanam.com/
{and broadcasts via WRMI on 21525 --- gh}

Here is one of my logs from 2013:

EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, Radio Africa at 1603, on Nov 14, 2013, with
the start of Tony Alamo's program #493 (per his website - originally
recorded back on Nov 28, 2007); almost fair with good audio;
transmitter holding up well after having been recently fixed.
http://alamoministries.com/Programs4/program493.mp3
Ron California`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1460, March 3 at 1410 UT, YL anchor with world news in
AmerEnglish --- more than some network news-on-the-hour, and no
commercials, dominant at first. Like public radio, but certainly not
NPR Morning Edition. The only fit around here is KHOJ, St Charles MO,
which is Catholic, and there was one item about the Pope testing
negative for CoronaVirus but cancelling his public events, and at 1417
mention website mycatholic-something.com
Finally got KHOJ program schedule to load

https://ourcatholicradio.org/sites/default/files/station-schedules/WRYT-KHOJ%28Group-1-WEB%29_38.pdf
which shows Tuesdays at 8-9 am CT, `Catholic Connection` (Live), which
seems like a call-in rather than a newscast.

1460, March 3 at 1415 UT, overcoming KHOJ briefly, ``Welcome to the
Voice of America, in Vietnamese!`` And VOA jingle. The VV station
around here is KCLE Burleson TX, address in Cleburne (The Metroplex),
now on 11 kW day power. At first I thought it said Japanese, surely
not, and Vietnamese talk soon followed (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5050, March 3 at 0729, no mystery open carrier now,
which had been running the past several nights with no clues but lots
of guesses (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2300 UT March 3

 

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