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Glenn Hauser logs September 24-25, 2019  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, September 25 2019

Hauser
** CUBA. 13675, Sept 25 at 1320, RHC spurblob at new spot; only a
trace of unreadable modulation when tuned in FM mode, along with F#
tone but now seems an octave lower, below middle C. Immediately
obvious that this is no longer coming out of the 13700 AM transmitter,
but instead out of 13740-AM! That one now has a big hum unlike 13700.
They must have swapped transmitters/sites! Why? Just for me?

EiBi not updated since Aug 25! Eike on holiday? Aoki & EiBi agree that
13700 is/was Bauta. 13740 Bejucal per EiBi, totally missing from Aoki.
Then until 1326 I search out the rest of the spur constellation, at
about 65 kHz intervals above and below 13740, progressively weaker
toward the edges ending with traces:

13805, 13870, 13935, 14000, 14065, 14130, 14195
13675, 13610, 13545, 13480, 13415, 13350, 13285

That out to the seventh order, 7 x 65 kHz. 13610 is obscured by Radio
Martí 13605 --- a little nudge to the spurring would have added more
jamming on that! Recheck at 1426, 13740 and its splotches all off.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 15300, Sept 25 at 1339, song like a round, and French
announcement about ``animal imaginaire``, S9 much stronger than RHC
15230 or 15140. Tuned for anything else on 19m and back to 15300 at
1342, it`s already off! Nothing but RFI Issoudun uses this frequency
but at many other hours, not scheduled this one. Qu'est-ce qui se
passe? Épreuve? (Guillaume Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5980, Wed Sept 25 at 1310, fair YL in Korean, no
jamming audible. One of the current frequencies for Shiokaze from JSR
JAPAN, Korean scheduled this semihour on Wed & Fri. Tomorrow Thu
should be in English. 6070 supposed to be // not noticed there tho not
specifically checked as had not remembered where (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17549.98, Sept 24 at 2140, JBA carrier, OSOB, presumably R.
Kuwait`s over-optimistic quadri-hour Arabic broadcast especially for
C&W North America. First time for a few weeks even a JBAC detected
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6185, Sept 24 at 2009 UT, JBA carrier from
presumed XEPPM which is really on air in daytime; equally JBA carriers
on 6070- from CFRX CANADA, and 5950 WRMI USA, ``the nifty NAFTA trio``
on 49m, again detectable tnx to fixing my line noise level. LSS today
0026 UT, so more than 4 hours before our sunset. Only signals audible
on 49m. All of these in the 1100-1200 mile range (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 18150-USB, Sept 24 at 2027, XE1XR, David, is the OSOB
making quick contacts in English with US stations as if in a contest
on a Tuesday? Signal VG, the OSOB and I do not hear his contacts if
simplex. Obviously an off- or late-season HF sporadic E opening.
QRZ.com lookup finds:

XE1XR Mexico
David Vega Urbina
MORELIA, MICHOACAN
QSL: DIRECT TO EA5GL

He has an extremely heavy accent, hard to follow and overmodulated.
Must be close to MUF, as absolutely nothing to be heard on quick chex
of 21, 24, 27 and 28 MHz bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6900-USB, Sept 24 at 2129, now with my line noise
fixed I can look for pirates this early in the daytime, 3 hours before
sunset, not expecting to hear any so early, but here is one, music
mixed with talk, ``who did that to you?`` like a soundtrack. Music
includes wacky sound effects. Peaks at S8. No announcements until off
at 2149*. Surely someone else reported it to hfunderground --- NO!
Several of the regular pirates have appeared on 6900 in the past
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1.6-2.4 MHz or so, Sept 25 now I have an S9 line noise
level in this area, where it was not before the 3-9 MHz range was
cleared up. O well, this bit is more dispensable, but still a bother
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 12030, Sept 24 at 2014, dead air for the second day from REE
to ME; ¿no one notices at Noblejas? S9+10 fading to S7; 9690 to NAm is
OK; 11940 to SAm also S9-S7 with silly ballgame. Recheck at 2124:
12030 still dead air, 11940 & 9690 good, 11670 off (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4623.5-USB, Sept 25 at 1305, MARS net 6TX2 with NCS AFA6RH
rollcall to numerous stations. I thought it would be easy to search
out location of this call, not so (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 7200-LSB, Sept 25 at 0612, KM6VPJ with quick CQs over and
over, no answers; at least a legit ham on this frequency. Do I hear
Midway Island? Hardly. QRZ.com:

KM6VPJ USA
Alan E Lubanes
520 Empirecreek Trail
Georgetown, CA 95634 USA
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, Sept 24 at 2008, WBCQ-6 on with rock music, only
S9-S7 so presumably again testing oppositeward like 60 degrees toward
Egypt. Much weaker than 9350 WWCR always blasting in here, S9+40. Did
not track 9330 further, but not on into the evening (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.09v, Tue Sept 24 at 2132, WBCQ during ``Available Time
Slot`` fills with `AAAWWW` as he is talking about e-mail with a
caller. Before line noise was fixed I would not have been able to hear
this weak signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, Sept 25 at 0601, S9+20 of dead air from WWCR, when
TOMBS was supposed to start overnight from 0600. Failure to
connect?Other WWCRs are OK: 5935 with DGS/PMS, 3215 TOMBS gets to
WWCR, so why not on 4840? 3215, however has the perpetual squeal
infecting the #1 transmitter; who cares? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1280, Sept 24 around 1830 UT on caradio, NO signal from KSOK
Arkansas City KS. Past week+ had been QRP, and now completely off.
What`s the problem? Later at 2017 UT on the R75, only a JBA carrier,
probably Poteau OK KPRV. KSOK not related to these:

1130, Sept 24 around 1830, KLEY Wellington KS remains off. Its
protracted absences may not just be a technical matter. Artie Bigley
forwards this about its group problems:

Sale Conflict Takes Wichita Cluster Off The Air
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/180682/sale-conflict-takes-wichita-cluster-off-the-air/

Also affecting stations on 1550, 92.3, 92.7, 97.1, 100.3, 100.5.
Around the same time I had noticed 92.3 missing but not 92.7 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 90.1, Sept 25 at 1348 UT, KHCC Radio Kansas tropo is
overriding KUCO OK, and I think I hear the last words of a StarDate
episode -- but unfound on KHCC websked, too insignificant? Not on SD
affiliate list either in KS, just the KANU stations and KRPS (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1741 UT September 25

 

Glenn Hauser logs September 23-24, 2019  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, September 24 2019

Hauser
** ARGENTINA [non]. See USA: WRMI

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer search, Sept 24 at 1240-1250: 9155 JBA carrier,
9255 Chinese, 10820 JBA carrier with flutter; more JBACs on 11150,
11460, 11540 < 11640, none higher. The lower ones are all listed SOH
jammed frequencies; the top two vs RFA and RTI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9620-9660, Sept 24 at 0018, buzzfield this wide out of the
9640 RHC transmitter, rather than peaks 9630 & 9650 as before.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST) see also TURKEY

** OKLAHOMA. Transmission of S9+ buzzing noise levels around my QTH
appear to have been fixed. This has severely hampered my monitoring
mainly in the 3-9 MHz range, sometimes beyond, and sometimes also MW.
On rare occasions it would abate or go off briefly, particularly after
some rain. I complained to our electric utility, OG&E, about this in
early August. A very helpful guy, Rocky, checked it out, but concluded
that he could do nothing about it until Suddenlink cable, which shares
poles with OG&E, repaired some ``lashings`` in my neighborhood, making
noise masking the major problem. This was not done until September 23,
after my repeated complaints to Suddenlink, and putting them in
contact with Rocky.

Now today Sept 24, Rocky has been back on the case, located and fixed
it: a bad lightning arrester, he says, half a mile north. My DF of the
noise source had long indicated a N/S axis. It had also been radiating
thru powerlines over a wide area, same thing heard for many blox
around. Thanks to Rocky! I`ve got his number if there are any further
noise problems. Now I should again be able to DX effectively on the
lower bands! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 12030, Sept 23 at 2047, S8 of dead air from REE to ME, while
9690 to NAm is modulating OK at S9 fading to S6; 12030 would have been
better for us even tho off the back. The other two transmitters appear
off: 11940 JBA carrier from algo, CRI Bulgarian via Kunming? and
nothing on 11670 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 13635, Sept 24 at 1254, S9 Turkish announcement with
contact info just before 1255* as VOT manages to land within a few Hz
of proper frequency; too bad English is not on here, as 15450, too
high all summer, remains a JBA carrier. However, 13635 could be
blasted away by RHC-FM; 13700 is already on but no spurs today (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2000 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue Sept 24 at
0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA vs HNL here, but F-G via UTwente where aimed!

Checking the WRMI skedgrid, I see that another WOR airing has been
replaced by something else: Sat 2100 on 9955. This may keep me from
noting (never complaining) about being upcut; it would have been
better for WRMI just to align its systems. Strangely enough, WOR still
appears on the sked for Wed 2100 on 9955, despite having been replaced
by RFPI French the past two weeks. Next:

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

WOR 2000 available online as of 0020 UT Friday September 20
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.mp3

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

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks to everyone who sent congratulations on reaching WOR 2000!
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Sept 24 at 0001, WRMI with W&M conversation about
debunking conspiracy theories; say they are on 9395, 7730 and another
frequency to the south. Not now! 7730 has a gospel huxter in Spanish.
``Flat earth makes no sense,`` she opines. Address is
theweeklylab@gmail.com. I check other WRMI frequencies and it is // on
5950; not on 9955. Then searching the WRMI webskedgrids I find `The
Lab` for a semihour at: Sun 0030 7730; Sun 2100 9955; Tue 0000 9395 &
5950; Wed 0300 9955.

I guess this is relatively new; at least not noticed here before.
There is already an entry about it on the WRMI programming page
http://www.wrmi.net/index.php/programming/

``The Lab is a weekly show that dissects and digs into a wide range of
topics. From today’s current events to ancient history, and everything
in between! Your hosts, Kate Holiday and Ryan Rivers bring you the
latest through this weekly show and Podcast.

Kate Holiday has been on the air since 2015, starting in Kodiak,
Alaska where she hosted a live radio talk show each weekend and was on
the air every evening during the week. When she finally left Alaska,
she always knew she wanted to get back into radio at some point, and
is excited to start this new adventure alongside Ryan Rivers.

Ryan Rivers joined Kate Holiday in Alaska starting in 2016, serving as
her co-host. He was on the air each weekend with Kate, derailing her
show each time. A native of southeast Missouri, Ryan took an interest
in shortwave years ago and is excited to be reaching an audience
around the globe. A history-buff at heart, Ryan constantly drops
useless knowledge and random facts regarding the hot topics
discussed.

The two have reunited once again, this time on shortwave to reach the
world! Their show is also available for download as a weekly Podcast.
The broadcast schedule on WRMI is 0000 UTC Sunday (that's 8 pm US
Eastern Time on Saturday) on 7730 kHz, with a repeat at 0000 UTC
Tuesday (that's 8 pm Eastern Time on Monday) on 9395 kHz. The
broadcasts are beamed primarily to North America, but can be heard
elsewhere when propagation conditions are right. Your comments and
reception reports are welcome at: theweeklylab@gmail.com. Photo above:
Ryan and Kate in the studio`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5850, Sept 24 at 0006, S9+20 of dead air from WRMI. I leave
a receiver on this and remains dead until 0108 fades up robo-bible,
presumably during TOMBS? No, ABF English is scheduled on System F, UT
Tuesday at 0100; and from 0000 daily it`s supposed to be Slovakia,
after 0030 in English! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7570, Sept 24 at 1239, more dead air from WRMI, S9+20
instead of SMTV. 1259 recheck now modulating, ID, and 1300 into SMTV.

15770, Sept 24 at 1300, WRMI with RAE relay in French, before SMTV
take over at 1400. Seems current with news about UN General Assembly;
altho RAE French must be M-F, this broadcast is only Mon/Tue/Wed.

RAE has a new web address:
http://www.radionacional.com.ar/rae-nueva-web/
and the French page is still unaware of this broadcast! Only L-V 2330
on 7780:
http://www.radionacional.com.ar/bienvenue/

Also still claims English at 0100 is a full hour on 9395. German at
2200 on 9395 has also been debunked in Europe. One would have hoped
that hosting the B-19 HFCC in Bs. As. would lead to some coördination
between WRMI and RAE as to scheduling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, Sept 23 at 2049, WBCQ-6 is on with rock music, only
S8-S4, not as strong as when aimed thisaway. A twit from AW via Artie
Bigley confirms that it`s ``060 degrees true at 500 kW``. What`s on
that beam? Well, 59 is Gaza, 60 is Sinai and 62 is Cairo. The #1
target of World`s Last Chance, to get the flat-earth message back into
Egypt (PTell pthat pto Ptolemy!). Of course still nothing yet on the
latest frequency registered for this, 12120, other than NAU PR RTTY.

2348 recheck, 9330 still with music in English, S7-S9, occasional
modulation/power surges, from testing? 2358 surge to S9+10 but no ToH
ID at 0000 Sept 24. The antenna could have been turned around in the
meantime without my noticing a necessary break in transmission.

I keep a radio on 9330 in the background, as WBCQ continues past 0030.
At 0044 I check UTwente and find it JBA! Around 0100 the signal around
here seems to build, due to propagational or transmissional changes?
Wonder if it will run all night?

Anyway at next check 1242 Sept 24, 9330 is still/again on at S9+10,
sounds like Johnny Cash with a country/gospel song, partly parlato, or
spoken rather than sung, segué to a ``cowboy song`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1190, Sept 24 at 1230 IT, weather from ``KKIM AM 1000`` and
Biblebabble --- what? Per NRC-AM Log, 1190 KXKS Albuquerque NM, U1
10000/24/psra 30.3 watts, is // KKIM 1000, meaning 100%? Just a few
minutes earlier I had noticed the KKIM very slow SAH against 1000 KTOK
OKC, but now I can`t be certain they match. Cheaters! FCC official
sunrise for September is not until 1245 UT (October: 1315). KKIM is U1
10000/53/psra 12.2 watts, both obviously on full day power already.
But hey, all this is In Jesus` Name, so anything goes! (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re my hearing 1520 KYND // 1560 KGOW in Houstonic
Vietnamese, Stephen Luce replies on the WOR io group:

``Glenn, the Vietnamese on KYND 1520 has been rather irregular; it is
usually a simulcast of KGOW 1560 although I have heard separately
programmed Vietnamese music at times -- the music sounds like a
religious format. KYND is a brokered time station that has been
without a paying client the past two years, and I've wondered if
VietRadio Houston (which programs KGOW) is looking for a new
(cheaper?) outlet, or perhaps thinking of launching a second program
service? KYND can also be off the air for days at a time, so it is all
rather hit or miss. The station consists of a transmitter site and
nothing else; no studio, etc. Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas`` (Glenn
Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Sept 24 at
1214-1225 around local sunrise: from NW, 774, 747, 693, 666, 594, 828,
972, 1566. From WSW, 702, 882, 1503. From W, 1098 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1756 UT September 24

 

Glenn Hauser logs September 22-23, 2019  View Printable Version 
Monday, September 23 2019

Hauser
** CHINA [and non]. 10960, scanning for CNR1 jammers, Sept 23 at 1323,
not much except a weak signal here, but wait --- it`s in English.
Altho a regular SOH/jamchan, sure enough what I hear now is matching
audio from local 1390 KCRC, quickly computed as
overload/external/receiver mix with the S9+30 signal of CRI via CUBA
on 9570, which is 1390 kHz below.

I do find some real CNR1s at 1331: 9180 VP Chinese; 9215 & 9230 JBA
carriers, and no WOOBs higher up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGES)

** CUBA. 9630 & 9650, Sept 23 at 1328, buzzspurs again out of 9640 RHC
transmitter. But no FMs out of 13700-AM. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Sept 23 at 0607, RHC in SPANISH news, not English, VG
S9+30, when there is not supposed to be Spanish on any frequency.
Can`t tell if other frequencies are still English: 6000 just went off;
6165 is JBA carrier in HNL; and so is 5040 which normally should
penetrate if still on. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1170, Sept 23 at 1234 UT tune-across KFAQ Tulsa as EAS
tones are concluding. No known emergency requiring them; what`s up?
Right into ordinary weather info from NewsOn6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2000 monitoring: Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain,
Logs in Reinante, Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters: GERMANY,
6190, Hamburger LokalRadio, Goehren, *0600-0700, 21-09, English,
programs “Media Network Plus” and Glenn Hauser’s “World of Radio”.
25432. (Méndez) 7265, Hamburger LokalRadio, Goehren, 1030-1100, 22-09,
English, Glenn Hauser’s program “World of Radio”. 15321. (Méndez)

Also confirmed Sunday Sept 22 after 2130 on WRMI 7780, VP vs HNL.

Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 23 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, JBA vs HNL; but
VG S9+20 on // 9395.

Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 23 at 0248, JBA on WRMI 7780 via
UTwente; direct at 0240 only a JBA carrier vs HNL.

Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 23 at 0300 on Area 51 webcast; JBA vs
HNL even with NB at 0327 on WBCQ 5130+, (and not at UTwente SDR)

Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 23 after 0330 on WRMI webcast, while no
signal on 9955 (and other WRMI 9395 a JBA carrier). Next:

1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

WOR 2000 available online as of 0020 UT Friday September 20
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.mp3

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

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks to everyone who sent congratulations on reaching WOR 2000!
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. [WOR] 9330 WBCQ SS back on --- At 1751 Sept 22 check with
music; had not been on at 1700. Does not seem like full power. Maybe
will stay on again this evening with Area 51?? (Glenn Hauser, 1755 UT
Sept 22, WOR iog via DXLD) But next check 1838 it`s gone again and
nothing further into UT Sept 23 (gh)

** U S A. 1280, Sept 23 at 1230 UT from NW/SE mentions Utah in ad;
1231 plug ``97-5 The Dog`` sports radio in Utah; nearest KSOK 1280 KS
is no problem, QRP if on at all. Some IBOC noise presumably from KRXO
OK dominating 1270. So it`s KZNS SLC, U4 50000/670 watts. Well,
official FCC sunrise in Sept is not until 1300 UT (October 1345 UT),
and this is far too much signal for 670 watts. Day pattern is almost
ND, slight advantage to the east and south; night pattern major lobes
N/S, not good for us. WTFDA DB shows the main 97.5 KZNS at CoL
Coalville, 89 kW ERP horizontal only; plus five low-power co-channel
relays but not translators in SLC and various suburbs, with calls such
as KZNS-FM4 in SLC. But this and NRC AM Log say the slogan is ``1280
The Zone`` as the calls imply, not ``The Dawg``. There are several
Dawgs (or Dogs) searched on 97.5 but not here, unless a very recent
change. It sure sounded like Dawg to me. Shortly after at 1235 UT I
compare this to 50 kW ND KSL on 1160 and find it JBA (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 88.1, Sept 23 at 1340 UT, KWOU Woodward OK is in solid for
`StarDate` so I know tropo is up. For 1500, Hepburn maps predict a big
level-7 blob centered over SE KS, with level 2 extending out past
Enid. Starting UHF/VHF DTV scan at 1402:

OKC stations on RF 23, 13, 7 are not decoding, so blocked by DX QRM.
Bad signals on 8, 10, 12, 26, 30, 31, 32, 35, 45.

RF 14 briefly decodes enough to display PSIP IDs as DTV 17-1 FOX and
without trying to tune up, DTV 17-3 Comet. This matches
rabbitears.info only for KOCW Hoisington (central KS, Hays market), 40
kW relaying KSAS via KAAS. W9WI.com confirms that there are no other
possibilities in the 4-state area.

Blockage of KOCO RF7 probably also from Hays, KBSH-DT; altho the map
would imply KOAM-TV Pittsburg KS 98 kW in the max-tropo target zone
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search on the DX-398, Sept
23 at 1213-1223 UT spanning LSR of 1220 UT:
From NW: 774, 747, 693, 657, 594, 828, 837, 972, 1566
From WSW: 702, 567, 882, 1035
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1647 UT September 23

 

Glenn Hauser logs September 21-22, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, September 22 2019

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 4885.023, Sept 22 at 0551, Rádio Clube do Pará music
measured here on VP signal, but at least I can hear it, even tho or
because of using my indoor longwire, after a storm which deposited
more than one inch of rain, also attenuating if not eliminating the
high line noise level. Recheck at 0619 during multi-station ID
including some MW outlets, which is what Pará does, not the other ZY
on 4885, Rdif. Acreana. However, when measuring this, I heard a beat
with another carrier; too early for Korea. Either it`s Acreana
underneath, or the Pará carrier is slightly unstable. Richard Langley
had recently recorded 4885 overnight and reported nothing from Brasil
but Pará (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 9630.408, Sept 22 at 0610, R. Aparecida music on
perpetual offset.

9664.847, Sept 22 at 0615, Voz Missionária preaching in Portuguese,
another perpetual offset, both with fair signals more than usual and
not much else on 31mb now.

9645.00, Sept 22 at 0609, JBA carrier between the two Brazilians which
once would surely have been R. Bandeirantes, but doubt it has resumed
SW. Per EiBi, it`s Vatican Radio, Sunday-only Ukrainian at 0605-0700,
altho CNR1 Beijing is also on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 10870, Sept 22 at 1255, CNR1 jammer, Chinese talk; but no
more in the 9s, 10s, 11s, nor 12s, 13s, by 1305, except JBA 11640, VP
11785 and better 11825 before 1300 which are also probably CNR1
jammers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Sept 22 at 0557, RHC English is S9+10 but suptorted;
6165 a JBA carrier S7-S9, but JBM? 6100 however is S9+20/30 with good
mod. 6060, originally A-19 scheduled for English at 0500-0700, has
been gone for months, but still in Aoki/NDXC (along with Spanish
0000-0500), not EiBi. 5040 is OFF already altho it was VG a few
minutes earlier. Typically they turn it off before the English hour
concludes! (BTW, last Sunday, Wolfgang Bueschel says Esperanto at 0700
on 6100 was absent; I`m not awake that late). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, Sept 22 at 1305, RHC fails to provide any FM spurblobs
today; something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Sun Sept 22 at 0603,, no signal from VON. Oops, I
meant to check whether audible on 11770- or 9690-, but dozed before
getting around to it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2000 monitoring: confirmed Sat Sept
21 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, S7-S9 after 2058 IS & ID loop. My duplicated
intro almost succeeds. Upcut misses ``This is Glenn Hauser with World
of Radi`` picking up at ``o two thousand`` and then I say it again
completely. No more chances to hear WOR Saturday evenings until:

Confirmed UT Sunday Sept 22 0330 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO,
good S9+30 overcoming nearby storm crashes, about 3 minutes in, so
started circa 0327. Next:

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW; 9330 test?
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

WOR 2000 available online as of 0020 UT Friday September 20
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.mp3

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

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks to everyone who sent congratulations on reaching WOR 2000!
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, Sept 21 at 2057, rock music at S9+30 and still past
2105. The WBCQ 500 kW SuperStation is obviously back on air testing
after several weeks off; supposedly all afternoon and evening it will
be on 12120 as registered, but now at 2107 check RTTY from presumed
NAU Isabela, Puerto Rico is still unencumbered, whew. At 2110, 9330 is
concluding a non-Peggy Lee version of ``Fever``, and has surged to
S9+40. More and more rock, but break in transmission at 2146*-*2148.

I`ve kept an eye on AW`s twits, but so far no advance or current
notice of this activity. Only next day do I find these, with
timestamps in unknown zone, EDT? Or UT+1 from my computer?

``Allan Weiner‏ @AllanWBCQ
Worlds Superstation back on air. Testing now on 9330khz. 500kw. Watch
them electric meters spin!! 5:48 PM - 21 Sep 2019 from Maine, USA

Allan Weiner‏ @AllanWBCQ
Superstation back testing last night on 9330 kHz. Sounding good
everywhere. Tonight on Area51 Radio NewYork International with John P
Lightening. For 21 Years -radio madness. Tune 5130khz. Why do we do
this? For radio freedom of expression. Transmitter building for 500kw.
5:09 AM - 22 Sep 2019``

Meanwhile I posted this to the WOR iog at 2132 UT Sept 21:
``Superstation finally back on, 9330.00 blasting up to 40 over 9
before and after 2100 with rock. 12120 still occupied by RTTY from
presumed NAU Puerto Rico. Glenn``

At 2252 some narration over music. Quick AW legal IDs fire sharp at
ToH 2200 & 2300 over music. But 2301 full WBCQ canned ID and switch to
``Sound the general alarm!`` introducing `Radio TimTron Worldwide`
which must be // 5130+v where originally scheduled this hour,
inaudible here; mostly playing novelty tunes. Break off air at
2346*-*2347 and music after that may be test fill rather than RTTWW? I
don`t hear him any more. But at 0000 Sept 22, Falling Star Network
logo, WBCQ jingle ID as on Area 51, and `GRITS` show; now only
S9+10/20. Seems to be live/current as mentions date September 21.

9330.00 checked again at 0127 Sept 22, now amid `Lumpy Gravy Show`
with Larry Will & Jane, but mentioning 5110 more than once including
at 0130, so must be a very old replay.

The 500? kW audiblizes this on my noised ATS-909 next to the TVs and
computer. Seems to go off at 0150, and I don`t check on better
receivers until 0329 when there is still a VP carrier on 9330.00, so
maybe it stayed on but propagation outfaded it (and/or power greatly
reduced). BTW, at this time it`s stronger than JBA carrier remnants of
9395 & 9955 WRMI, despite its southern-advantage. Nothing further
heard on 9330 morning of Sept 22, but maybe will resume Sunday
afternoon/evening? Not by 1700 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Sept 21 at 2108 tune-in, Rudy Espinal WRMI ID in
Spanish only, odd time! Because it`s within a ``Back to the Music``
oldies block per Bob Biermann after him, S9+10/20. Which reminds me,
are they relaying VOA News anymore? Haven`t run across it lately which
used to be at unpredictable times within such hours; but maybe quit
after VOA stopped updating newscasts wherever they were accessing them
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Sunday September 22 at 1253, `I Love Italy`
acknowledging reception reports. In Italian, quite different accent
than we hear from Roberto Scaglione in Sicilia; I wonder if this guy
be an expatriate. Nothing about the show on the WRMI Programming page;
scheduled Sundays 1245-1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475 & 5830, Sept 21 at 2112, WTWW-1 AWOL from both possible
frequencies, as is almost always the case now. No loss! with PPPP
finally laid to rest? But why would ministry HQ in Laporte CO be cool
with WTWW mainly airing Ted`s rock/ham stuff on #2 transmitter? If
they cared, could insist on PPPP appearing on #2 if #1 be down.

5085, Sat Sept 21 at 2330, WTWW-2 is not on, when `Theatre Organ in
the Ozarx` used to air. Still off at 2358, but on by 0032 Sept 22 with
rock; next check 0127, Ted ham stuff, not TOITO either (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Sept 22 at 1350 UT, KNGO Dallas in Vietnamese with no
QRM from closer KQAM Wichita which ought to be dominant by now; except
a slow SAH: maybe KQAM carrier on, but unmodulated. 1410 KGSO Wichita
is normally loud. See also 1520 log for more Vietnamese (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1520, Sunday Sept 22 at 1311 UT, W&M Vietnamese chat mixing
with KOKC OKC, almost same level thanx to KOKC`s self-attenuation; and
with slow SAH of almost 1 Hz, 56/minute = 0.93. From here, can`t null
one to hear the other. Obviously it`s KYND Cypress (Houston) TX active
again with such programming, and I wonder if it`s same as on 1560
KGOW? Yes! On second receiver they match with a slight echo. What
about 1480 KNGO Dallas? That one was supposedly duplicating KGOW. But
they are not, now and later chex; similar chat, but at times one is in
music, the others talking (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3325, Sept 22 at 1246, S5-S7 carrier, but can`t make out
any modulation. NBC Bougainville or VOI Palangkaraya (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 8000, Sept 22 at 1307, JBA carrier, intriguing; not a
listed SOH/CNR1 jammer frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1717 UT September 22

 

Glenn Hauser logs September 20-21, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, September 21 2019

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA [and non]. 15476-, Sept 21 at 1357, JBA carrier direct
from LRA36; during their publicized special for arrival of spring
(really not until 0750 UT Monday Sept 23 --- about as late as it can
get on our calendar). Meanwhile, I know to have any chance of hearing
more than that, I need a remote receiver. I suspect many of them are
maxed out because of this. I finally find one in Brasil (not the main
Pardinho one) which connects at 1326, with W&W in Spanish talking
about Antártida, but not strong & clear enough to follow much. At 1335
I notice some ACI from 15470 in Chinese, i.e. CNR1 jamming against RFA
Tibetan via Tajikistan at 11-14.

I`m back on the SDR at 1408 when reception has improved, just in time
to hear a quick greeting by the well-known voice of Jeff White, and
some other voices. 1410 music starts and 1415 with lyrix maybe in
English. No more talk after that, and this SDR cuts me off at 1428.
The special is supposed to be repeated sometime later today.

At 1458 I try on UTwente, finding 15475 occupied by martial Chinese
vocal music, 1500 timesignal and CNR ID; and now noise jamming is
piled on. Aoki, EiBi, and HFCC do not show anything on 15475 at this
time, but the ChiCom must know better; a pox upon them.

Or this jamming is very outdated. Back on June 27-28, Observer,
Bulgaria reported about Radio Free Asia:
``1500-1600 NF 11675 SAI 100 kW / 300 deg EaAs Chinese,x 15475 BIB``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13500, 13565, 13635, 13765, 13830, 13900, 13965, 14030, Sept
21 at 1358, RHC-FM at 65-kHz intervals out of 13700-AM, but only the
inner ones have program modulation, extremely distorted, and with a
tone sounding lower than the usual F# above C-middle. The outer ones
get progressively weaker to only a trace at the margins. Hey, RHC, if
you`re going to broadcast in FM, at least make it clean and readable.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 15120, Fri Sept 20 at 2154, VOA in Bambara, via Grimesland
NC is very poor with carrier breakup/crackle, unlike // VG S9+25
13670. This is M-F only at 2130-2200. Why is Bambara so important to
VOA unlike countless other Afrolangs? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2000 monitoring: confirmed first
SWBC, Fri Sept 20 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S7 vs local noise level. After
``WNYW`` style ID, not upcut; unusually this time I utter my
introductory dekaword twice to compensate, but that usually happens to
the 2100 broadcasts; hear what happen Saturday. WRMI does not show it
on websked, but RFPI knows it is newly scheduled every Wed at 2100 to
South America; instead of WOR:
http://www.rfpi.eu/fr/nous-ecouter

Also confirmed UT Saturday Sept 22 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, S9+20/30 but
some fading; 5010 fair; 7780 JBA carrier in HNL.

Also confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria:
``GERMANY World of Radio#2000 via Hamburger Lokalradio, September 21
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuS6RXhCfLE&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lqgM0jT-70&feature=youtu.be
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/09/world-of-radio2000-via-hamburger.html
0630-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, fair signal``

Not confirmed Sat 1430 on HLR 9485-CUSB, as usual inaudible on UTwente
SDR, and I can`t get a connexion to the OH5 SDR. Next:

1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

WOR 2000 available online as of 0020 UT Friday September 20
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.mp3

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

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks to everyone who sent congratulations on reaching WOR 2000!
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (7490v), UT Sat Sept 21 at 0000, WBCQ webcast of `AAAWWW`.
This week I do not check any of the SW frequencies, but AW says they
are all on except #4 on 6160v which ``flared out due to condensation``
when he tried to start it.

Says 5130v will start next week a ``good oldies program`` three nights
a week, Wed-Thu-Fri 7-9 pm [=23-01 into next UT days]; part of the
``loss leader`` $ 10/hour rate for two-hour minimum on that
transmitter. No politix this week, and Freddie is soon on the phone
with a lot of questions.

Frustratingly, SuperStation is still not operable, he thinx due to a
``design issue``. Two Continental engineers are up here today working
on it; this 500 kW #6 unit has been under construxion for three years.
He then goes into a very technical explanation, part of which I try to
follow: a driver issue. Output tube for 500 kW is a tetrode costing
$ 80K, and filament is water-cooled; 1000 amps at 19 volts. It takes 8
minutes to bring it up safely; runs on DC 3 phase. At 14 kv, 41 amps
to make 500 kW output. The antenna anyway now works nicely. Then he
gets into how bias is part of the electronic problem.

Here`s John Carver`s report on same: ``Tonight's show started on time
this evening on 7490. 5130 has the better signal but is cut off
promptly at 0100 so the next program can start. Voice over the theme
song says that 6160 is down this evening. Allan and Angela in the
studio. Opening remarks about families and compromise. Allan says 6160
transmitter is down because of condensation as the building it's in is
neither heated or air conditioned. Says it blew a lot of fuses and
such trying to start.

Next Allan states that they're having problems with the transmitter
for the superstation and there's been a couple engineers from the
company there for a week or two trying to work it all out. Problem is
with the huge water cooled tube and something about a bias. I'm a
spring maker by trade and not an electrician so am not up on all the
terminology. Allan believes it is a poor design and states that he and
Tim could probably do better but it's still under warranty so he's
letting the transmitter company handle it. He does say that the
antenna is working fine now.

First phone call at 0037 from Freddie. Talk about Allan's big
generators for the superstation, the generators used on the radio ship
and then locomotives. Reading of emails at 0055 and I can barely copy
the signal now. Lost the signal about 0102 and have no idea when the
program actually ended. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Sept 20 at 1853 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS is OFF
again. Still off at 1705 UT check Sept 21. It had been on since August
26 after a long hiatus since at least May 3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1280, Sept 20 at 1853 UT check and Sept 21 at 1705, KSOK
Arkansas City KS still sounds much weaker than its usual 1 kW on
groundwave (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. A reply to my query, why isn`t 1590 KMIC flooded?

``Glenn, regarding KMIC: Although the transmitter site is near White
Oak Bayou in northwest Houston, that part of the metro area did not
get the same heavy rains as the eastern and southern parts. So the
water levels were up, but not enough to cause problems for KMIC.
Imelda was pretty much a non-event at my northwest Harris County QTH.

KMIC is listed as a U2 in WRTH and Radio-Locator also shows
non-directional daytime, so increased night coverage would indicate
they are not switching to the directional array.

KMIC is one of several sibling brokered time AM and FM stations in
greater Houston metro that runs Spanish language religion, sometimes
// depending on program bookings. Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas``

Stephen, glad you too are not flooded! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 1680, Sept 21 at 0538 UT check, KRJO Monroe LA is back on
with rock music; had been AWOL the night before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1723 UT Sept 21

 

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