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DX Listening Digest 18-25; World of Radio 1935  View Printable Version 
Saturday, June 23 2018

DX Listening Digest 18-25 has now been posted at
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
Alternatively, latest DXLD 18-25 is also here until next issue:


For restrixions and searchable 2018 contents archive see
[also linx to previous years]


Jacques Champagne in Ville-Marie, QuÃbec, has developed programs to
convert DXLD .txt into PDF and HTML versions for his own use, and now
has made them available to the rest of us. Starting with last week`s
18-24, they have been posted as attachments to the WOR iog. He says it
takes about an hour to do this, once each issue is published. Merci,

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

WORLD OF RADIO 1935 Contents: Antarctica and non, Australia, Bolivia,
Bougainville, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, France,
Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria non, Papua New
Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Scotland non, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka,
Syria non, Turkey, UK and non, USA; and the propagation outlook

SHORTWAVE AIRINGS of WORLD OF RADIO 1935, June 19-25, 2018

Tue 2030 WRMI 5950 7780 [1934 replayed? inaudible]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 7780 [presumably; JBA carriers]
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v [confirmed]
Wed 1030 WRMI 5950
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v [confirmed]
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v [not aired]
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v [not aired]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v [confirmed]
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v [maybe, or 2330?]
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sun 1900 WRMI 9395
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v [maybe]
Mon 0130 WRMI 5850, 7780
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v-AM Area 51
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730
Tue 2030 WRMI 5950, 7780 [or #1936?]

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

For updates see our Anomaly Alert page:

Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.

Tnx to Stephen Cooper:

Tnx to Keith Weston:
Tnx to Keith Weston, via Google Play Music:

Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser


Glenn Hauser logs June 21-22, 2018  View Printable Version 
Friday, June 22 2018

** ANTARCTICA [non]. 9890, June 21 at 2135, JBA carrier from BBCWS Woofferton, annual special to the British Antarctic Survey overwinterers. About what I expected, and of course nothing on // 5985. Yet Mick Delmage says 9890 was reaching Alberta well. Ascension 7360 might have had a chance but really too early for that too. More about it, and the last three annual ``episodes`` are available here:

** CHINA. 11785, June 22 at 1342, Firedragon jamming instead of CNR1 for a change, S9-S7, way over victim VOA Philippines; both off after 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6099.238, June 22 at 1150, RHC Spanish still *way* off-frequency, remeasured exactly the same as 24+ hours ago. VG signal and nothing to het it yet; this time I recheck at 1203 and now there is a big het from CRI Russian via Beijing on 6100.0, but RHC is atop. Something`s always wrong at RHC. However, 6100 circa 0630 in English was on-frequency, but very undermodulated, different transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also PHILIPPINES [and non], ROMANIA [and non]

** KOREA NORTH. 15244.962, June 22 at 1320, VOK English to Europe is poor here but noticeably off-frequency, // much stronger 11710.0 with auto juche-jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, June 22 at 0626, RNZI is off! Looking elsewhere: not 13840, not 9765, not 9700; finally found at 0635 on 7425, which would be the next frequency, but on too early. No, per online sked, this is the first day of an intentional change:
0359-0558 11725 Pacific Daily from 22 June
0559-1058 7425 Pacific Daily from 22 June
And still no mention of any DRM. I duly measure the offness of 7425: 7424.987. Is discussion of US Civil War, fundamentalism. 7425- still going about the same offset next check at 1152. 5980- is still starting at *1259, measured 5979.992, 1300:00 accurate timesignal and news (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES [and non]. 15355, June 21 at 2313, S9+10 of music and Tagalog? talk. It`s RVA in Filipino at 2300-2327 per Aoki/NDXC. Among the SSOBs, rivaled only at same levels by 15730 Cuba in Kriyol, and 15570 Chinese, i.e. CNR1 jamming vs RFA via Saipan this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 11700, June 21 at 2304, RRI in Spanish is atop CCI from RHC, also Spanish. 11700 RHC is never a bigsig at this angle, unlike many of the others. This collision has been ongoing all A-18, one of Arnie`s worst frequency management blunders; but each station has //s so they can expend 11700. RRI is in the clear on 11800, and her stilted Spanish even audible on weaker 13730 at 2311 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830.003, June 21 at 2254, TRT IS is still running after English has finished, so dare we hope for another hour, in German? Hopeful: 2257 IS pauses for ID in German. 2300:03.5, timesginal ends a bit late, and sign-on German promising news, but sloppyrator at Emirler wakes up and chops it off the air at 2300:37*, shux. As for the exact frequency, measuring it is tough here since the R75 constantly transmits a birdie around 9830, which when in the clear seems about 9830.08 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5000, June 22 at 1304, WWV with hourly announcement that everything you hear from it on SW can now also be heard on phone via 303-499-7111; like WWVH does at :47 past the hours with its 808- number. If a leap second were pending this June 30, they would surely be announcing that instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. On the first day of summer, WRMI finally ventures back up into the rarified ionosphere of 25 meters: 11580, June 21 at 2306, WRMI reactivated! But only with Brother HyStairical // much stronger 7570, during his moan-`n`-groan hour, which almost sounds like two or more stations mixing.

11580 was dropped last January, replaced by 7780 on the 44 degree azimuth (altho it should have been kept during the daytime). But this does not re-replace 7780 now, which continues on XMTR 1. As of 0039 UT June 22, and still shown same at 1545 UT June 22, 11580 is XMTR 9 at 44 degrees, but ONLY 21-23 UT on Saturday consisting of: 21-22 System L, content unknown/unshown, and 22-23 System G with VORW; altho both are in yellow, not gray. Recheck at 2330, 11580 is S9+10 of dead air with gospel huxter, // 7570 so presumably TOMBS, as a test? However it is not // 9330v WBCQ, so maybe unsynchronized TOMBS feeds. Re-recheck at 0013 June 22, 11580 is dead air again just before cutting off at 0013:35*; and not heard since on various random chex. So be on the hearout for further usages of 11580. I wonder if the one antenna destroyed by hurricane is now back in business?

BTW, 9955, XMTR 10 is now shown with a Saturday-only extension, 1400-1630 on System D, content? after daily System B until 1400.

Some other apparent changes: 7730 System D is now shown with `Broad Spectrum` UT Tuesday at 04-05; and `Media Network Plus` (really still exists?), same time on UT Saturday. MN+ also with another new? airing Monday 09-10 on 5950 System D (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, June 22 at 0634, WRNO is off, no signal. When on, it`s often in English instead of Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540+, June 22 at 1147 UT, about the same het as 24 hours earlier, i.e. KGBC Galveston off-frequency-plus (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1653 UT June 22


Glenn Hauser logs June 21, 2018  View Printable Version 
Thursday, June 21 2018

** AUSTRALIA. 9610, Thu June 21 at 1306, S8-S5 of South Asian song, talk. I was tuned here earlier circa 1130 confirming Vatican Spanish still via Greenville, violating Separation of Church & State. Now Aoki/NDXC shows it`s RBA at 1300-1315 Tue/Thu/Sat in Tamil. At 1317 it`s weaker and the talk audio sounds strange like off-tuned SSB, but I cannot clarify it by tuning up or down 5 kHz (as it could have been an intruder), but still a carrier remains on 9610.0. At 1315 the language allegedly changes to Telugu on Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOTSWANA. 15605, June 21 at 1417, VP S5-S6 talk in unID language. EiBi and NDXC/Aoki show this hour is VOA Kurdish via Selebi-Phikwe, of all places, a.k.a. Moeping Hill. In east-central Botswana near the Zimbabwe border, S-P is the sixth largest city in Botswana, somewhat SSE of Francistown (still named that?) which was once known as a radio site. Moeping Hill is *much* harder to locate, as it may just be a real hill rather than a populated place. All the few Google search hits on ``"moeping hill" botswana`` lead to DX reports about it! including my own, and Bill Whitacre`s 909 kHz logs from Maine (at IBB, he surely knows exactly where it is). I assume the Botswana relay was not originally set up to serve the Mideast, but why not, if there is a convenient antenna, and an hour to spare on some transmitter? HFCC shows it`s 100 kW at 10 degrees. That angle misses Kurdistanish Iraq and Iran, rather thru Israel, Lebanon, Syria into Kurdistanish Turkey. E.g. distance to Diyarbakir is 6.8 megameters or over 4.2 kilomiles, overland (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6099.238, June 21 at 1124, RHC is VG S9+10/20 and good modulation during `Despertar con Cuba` morning news magazine, 1129 ID, // 6000.0. Something`s always wrong at RHC, but hardly ever way off-frequency like this, from 6100. No het audible; only India scheduled now, but Beijing in Russian from 1200, RHC running an hour more when there should have been a big het today rather than a direct same-frequency collision (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, June 21 at 1413, NO signal from RHC Spanish as scheduled 1300-1500. Something`s always wrong at RHC: But making up for it:

13740, June 21 at 1413, China Plus relay in English mixing about equally with RHC Spanish which yet again failed to quit at 1400. This time they are about 2 Hz apart instead of one, and take turns dominating, i.e. fading independently, another clue that two geographically distinct transmitter sites are involved. If they continue drifting apart at this rate, in a few centuries they will be far enough apart no longer to collide. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11724.978, June 21 at 0546, RNZI noticeably off-frequency, and unlike usually, much weaker than adjacent 11730 NHK French via France (which is modulating OK) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. Re previous log of unID which turned out to be SLBC,
``11905, June 19 at 0048, JBA music, YL talk, singing past 0058, but cuts off abruptly at 0059:07*`` I neglected to report that I had measured it slightly off-frequency-minus: 11904.98 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1110, June 21 at 1136 UT, with KFAB Omaha nulled, I am getting two other stations, one with S Asian songs, surely KVTT Mineral Wells (MetroPlex), and the other financial talk in English. Very few other 1110s around here, so this one fits best per NRC AM Log: KTEK Alvin TX (HoustonPlex), ``Business 1110``, 2.5 kW direxional daytimer, and per NRC Pattern Book conveniently aimed NNW right at us (and KVTT!). FCC map shows a broader but northerly pattern as necessary to cover Houston from Alvin. After KTEK fades down a little and I bring KFAB back, it`s making a 184/minute = 3.07 Hz SAH with KVTT. KTEK`s official June FCC sunrise is 1115 UT. On the longest day of the year I am awake two hours before I would prefer to be; Enid SR is 1114 UT, already creeping later since our earliest at 1113 UT a biweek ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540.056, June 21 at 1146, tell-tale het upon ESPN Deportes, i.e. KZMP University Park (MetroPlex) TX, the het surely from KGBC Galveston TX, which has been captured off-frequency-plus like this several times before (but sometimes on 1540.0 --- do they have two different transmitters?) Cannot pull any audio from it vs KZMP (and also KXEL), nor get a DF null on the hand-rotatable DX-398, but a DF peak at SSE/NNW which also fits for Galveston. KGBC`s latest format is Tejano, ex-Oldies as of two months ago in NRC DX News (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1729 UT June 21


Glenn Hauser logs June 19-20, 2018  View Printable Version 
Thursday, June 21 2018

** ANGUILLA. 6090, UT Tuesday June 19 at 0551, Caribbean Beacon is off again, after having stayed on whenever checked on Sunday and Monday. Day frequency 11775 is also absent at 1417 and probably neither will be back until next Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 15120, June 20 at 0055, lofi music, S9+10 // 5990, from CRI relay, until 15120 chops off at 0055:48*. That leaves 15810- WTWW-3 the OSOB. 5990 stays on until about 0104* as another undermodulated English relay hour has mis-started and now // 6020 ALBANIA. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, June 20 at 0058, RHC is already on and undermodulating English instead of *0100, S9+10, likewise // 6000 at S9+10/20 but undermod does not overcome noise level; while 6060 Spanish is VG S9+20/30. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 11730, June 19 at 0544, no signal from NHK French relay, the transmitter which at least twice recently was a big buzz, but since then, OK. Maybe finally repairing, or just not propagating? Reaudible June 20 at 0548, poor signal but OK mod (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HAWAII. 10000, June 19 at 0547, WWVH announcing that you can also hear it via phone at 808-325-4263. Rick Barton, AZ had also heard WWV, 2500, doing the same at 1004 June 13, presumably with its own 303- number (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. *Another* crop duster pilot in Oklahoma is killed after he crashes into a radio tower, circa 1210 UT June 19. All three major OKC TV stations leapt into axion with their choppers and groundcrews:

Jun 19, 2018 | 6:48 PM | Article

Emergency crews are on the scene where a crop duster has crashed near Enid, Oklahoma, police officials confirmed Tuesday morning.
KOCO Oklahoma City [with no video?]


ENID, Okla. â One person was killed when a crop duster crashed Tuesday morning near Enid, Oklahoma, officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed.

According to the OHP, troopers received reports just after 7 a.m. of a crop dusting plane that had crashed near State Highway 45 and Garland Road, about one mile north of Enid city limits in Garfield County.

Officials confirmed that the plane was owned by Deterding Aerial Spraying. The plane was occupied by one person, the pilot, who is killed. He is identified as 52-year-old Rodney Sherry from Olton, Texas.

Troopers said the plane hit a guy wire and crashed to the ground in a field (via gh, DXLD)

Posted 9:04 am, June 19, 2018, by Dallas Franklin and Katrina Butcher, Updated at 06:14PM, June 19, 2018 [with video]


ENID, Okla. - Authorities have released more information related to the crash of a crop duster near Enid.

Around 7:10 a.m. on Tuesday, officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol learned a crop dusting plane had crashed near Hwy 45 and Garland Rd., about a mile north of Enid.

Officials said the plane, which was owned by Deterding Aerial Spraying, crashed into the ground after it hit a guideline [sic] wire.

OHP confirmed to KFOR that the pilot of the plane was the only occupant and he died in the crash.

The pilot has since been identified as 52-year-old Rodney Sherry from Olton, Texas.

Pete Buss and his brother, Mitchell Buss, were nearby building a house when the incident happened.

"He was in really bad shape. I didn't think there was much we could do for him. We couldn't get him out. We didn't have the equipment to get him out of the cockpit or anything," Pete said. "When he hit the cable, I guess it released his bug spray or whatever. There was a big cloud and then, when he hit the ground, there was a big ball of dust."

Even those who did not know Sherry are shaken by his loss.

"Kind of makes you think about who you care about. Let them know. We're not here forever," Mitchell said.

"I've lost family members in tragic situations and just, hang on to God and believe He's there for you," Pete said.

This is the second fatal crop duster crash within the past month.

On May 30, Andy Deterding was killed after a crop duster he was flying crashed into a radio tower
(via gh, DXLD)

OHP IDENTIFIES PILOT KILLED IN CROP DUSTER CRASH NEAR ENID Posted: Jun 19, 2018 1:38 PM GST [sic] Updated: Jun 19, 2018 10:26 PM GST [sic]
By News9.com By Jessi Mitchell, News 9 [with video; still photo]


ENID, Oklahoma - A man is dead after the crop duster he was flying crashed into a field just north of Enid Tuesday morning. The accident is now being investigated by state and federal agencies.

The plane went down in a field near Highway 45 and Garland Road. State troopers say Rodney Sherry, 52, was flying over the field around 7:10 a.m. when he clipped the top of a radio tower, in a tragically similar fashion to a plane crash just last month.

Sherry, a Texas native, had been working for Deterding Aerial Spraying out of Pond Creek, Oklahoma. The owner of the plane is Jim Deterding, whose brother Andrew Deterding was piloting a crop duster for another company when he was killed after striking a radio tower at the end of May.

"It is a tragic situation and our hearts go out for that company and the families," said OHP Trooper Darrin Lancaster.

The Department of Agriculture is now working to make sure there is no lasting contamination from the chemicals the plane was carrying, as the FAA and NTSB try to piece together what led to Sherry striking the tower and its guywires.

Troopers say safety measures were in place, however.

"From my understanding, there was a flashing light at the very top," said Lancaster, "and of course itâs not there now due to the accident and part of the tower thatâs been taken down."

The radio tower, owned by American Tower, is not a new installation, but neighbors do report a number of new smaller mesonet towers going up recently. Troopers urge low-flying pilots to use caution to avoid another tragedy.

"Weâve always got to be aware of what weâre doing and be as careful as we can be," Lancaster said.

The Deterdings are asking for the publicâs prayers during this difficult time, but are not yet ready to provide additional comment (via gh, DXLD)

I quickly FM bandscan that morning but do not find any local signals, including translators or LPFM, missing; other than the ones already off the air, 92.1 and 93.1. So apparently it was not a broadcast tower, but not positive about that. It is near but not the KAMG-LP 92.1 location.

Visibility seemed to be OK as of a few hours later. Even if one cannot see the guy! wires, one should know they have to be there near a radio tower. Another report I saw somewhere said the pilot was nicknamed ``hot-shot``. Around midday June 20 we drove out to the area around State Hwy 45 and Garland Road, but could not find the crash scene in any direxion from there, let alone the stub of a radio tower. We did see a parked sheriff`s car but no one around or in it (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Minor level 1 or 2 tropo around central Oklahoma visiblizes RF 42, KBZC-LD OKC, June 20 at 1430 UT, signal bar way into the Good range, with all 7 subchannels decoding perfectly for a few more minutes. And all of them are PSIP labeled the same KBZC-LD. The top three are home shopping crap.

RF 48, KOCY-LD, the last remaining analog around here, should also be snowily/confettily visible under such conditions, but no sign of it. May finally be off permanently, or temporarily as frequently before. Or the tropo duct is extremely localized, propagating one OKC low-power and not another?

BTW, RF 23, KSBI ``52`` is still on lower power, not decoding even while KBZC succeeds (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, June 20 at 0049, JBA South Asian music, S6-S7. This has now been confirmed as SLBC on a new schedule, ex-*0115:

``- - - - posting to WRTH Facebook page, on May 22, at 5:41pm:
Pradip Kundu (lives in Agartala, India) --- ``SLBC noted opening at 0030 UT on 11905 kHz with carrier tone, instrumental music, anthem, annt. followed by Bengali religious prog. AHABAN at 0036 UT, New timings.`` (Ron Howard, WOR iog via DXLD)``

``SLBC Hindi rev schd wef 22nd May, 2018:
1) 0030-0100 UT - 11905 kHz
2) 0200-0230 UT - 11905 kHz

73, (Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi, dx_sasia yg via DXLD)``

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1934 monitoring: not confirmed final repeat, Tuesday June 19 at 2030 on WRMI 5950 and 7780, both inaudible.

WORLD OF RADIO 1935 Contents: Antarctica and non, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, France, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria non, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Scotland non, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Syria non, Turkey, UK and non, USA; and the propagation outlook

WORLD OF RADIO 1935 ready for first airing an hour later, Tuesday June 19 at 2130, but WRMI 7780 and 5950 are JBA carriers only here, in fact the lower one slightly stronger, azimuth trumping frequency. Confirmed Tuesday June 19 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.034, fair --- so this timing succeeds for the third week in a row. As often, Wed 1030 on WRMI 5950 not checked, zzz. Confirmed Wednesday June 20 after 2100 on WRMI 9955, poor; same time JBA on WBCQ 7490. NOT confirmed this Wednesday at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v, instead BS, unlike last two Wednesdays when WOR did run. Next:

Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1935?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1935?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:

** U S A. 9330.06, June 20 at 0549, WBCQ TOMBS is dead air, or maybe JBM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15809.9, UT Wed June 20 at 0051, WTWW-3 is on again with classic rock at S9+30, and so is WTWW-2 at same level; ham talk show is in progress at 0148 recheck. By now WTWW-3 is the OSOB, after CRI via Cuba cut off 15120 at 0055:48*. No signal on 15810- at next check 0546, probably off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, June 20 at 0105, WRNO not on yet, but underway at next check 0146, not Rick Wiles. Apparently he is trying different SW stations; Ron Howard reports: ``Hi Glenn, June 20, found 5920 // 7385 (WHRI), at 0303, with the TV audio feed of Rick Wiles/"TruNews" show.
Ron California``

** U S A. On the way to the crop duster crash scene yesterday morning NW of Enid, having run into a radio tower, I find a sporadic E FM DX opening in progress, so park and tune for a while on the caradio (no RDS). All times UT June 20. Later info researched in reference the WTFDA FM Database.
Distances are city-to-city,

93.1, June 20 at 1648 mixture of stations, not just Pratt. 1649, adstring for Bedford Auto-Mile in Ohio, Cleveland ads, Cuyahoga County lottery, 1652 myohiohome.org, Old Navy; finally, ``45 minutes of Cleveland`s best mix of R&B, 93.1 WZAK``, recorded on the camera:
27.5 kW H&V, 189m HAAT; distance: 1509 km = 934 mi

Knowing I have Cleveland, next check is 87.7 for WLFM-LP, and there is some music in Spanish, but not pursued again now.

90.3, June 20 at 1654, discussion of NPR vs Fox News, no doubt Cleveland`s WCPN, 47.0 kW, 155 m HAAT. More below. 1509 km = 934 mi

90.7, June 20 at 90.7, same NPR show as on 90.3. Two NPR stations on 90.7 in OH: WNRK Norwalk, 4.0 kW, 124.0 m HAAT; and WGLE Lima, 50/46 kW, 128.0 m. Norwalk is closer to Cleveland. The program on WCPN sked for 12-2 pm ET is `Here & Now`. Which one matches that? WGLE, as it relays WGTE`s schedule, 91.3 in Toledo despite branding as ``FM 91``, which is impossible. But same H&N on WNRK which is a WKSU 89.7 Kent repeater. 1428 km = 887 mi from Norwalk; 1291 km = 802 mi from Lima

91.9, June 20 at 1656, network news, sounds like a gospel-huxter network. Not enough to go on.

94.1, June 20 at 1656, classical music; also at 1701. ONLY one in eastern NAm including Canada is: WBNI-FM, Roanoke IN, 3.4 kW, 100.0 m HAAT. It`s in the NE corner of IN, not too far from OH, SW of Fort Wayne. 1198 km = 745 mi

96.5, June 20 at 1658, weather, ``Z 96-5, WAZY, noon!``. That`s WAZY-FM, Lafayette IN, 50 kW H&V, 152 m HAAT, Slogan listed as ``Z 96.5``, but they did *not* utter the word ``point``. When I write it with a dash, I mean a pause. 1058 km = 657 mi. Recording:

97.7, June 20 at 1659, program `The Word Today`, contact twr.org as in Trans World Radio. Since I just IDed Lafayette IN on 96.5, I would like this to be another one there, WTGO-LP, but it`s only 0.1 kW, 28 m HAAT, ``CHRISTIAN CHR/ROCK`` i.e. mostly musical? There is also a 27-watt translator in Richmond IN that is ``CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN``.

Perhaps more likely is: WTGN, Lima OH, 6.0 kW H&V, 91.0 m HAAT, format ``religious teaching``. There are two other very low power OH on 97.7 with that listed format. WTGN has a detailed altho yearly, minute-by-minute program schedule,
and for 12:57 pm EDT weekdays: ``Footsteps  Andy Napier, a two-minute daily feature revealing God on the move around the world``, not a match, but link to its website is at TWR! 1291 km = 802 mi

How about WTGO, only one call letter different? Search on that leads first to Harvest Chapel,
but clicking on 97.7 WTGO-FM Radio Station goes to
http://www.wtgoradio.com --- which is only in Chinese!! Squatter?

95.5, June 20 at 1700, ``Positive music throughout the day, 95-5 The Fish`` (or is that Ghoti?). There are three fishy stations on 95.5, in Hawaii, Cayman Islands and --- likely the one I have now: WFHM-FM, Cleveland OH, 31 kW H&V, 189 m HAAT, Soft Rock, Contemporary Christian, ``The Fish``. (Fish for Christian branding derives from a Greek acronym for ``Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour`` which happens to spell out ichthys which means fish. Thus also the stylized fish symbols on cars, advertising, etc.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichthys
1509 km = 934 mi

94.5, June 20 at 1701 and 1705, bits of classical music in the CCI mix (not // 94.1). Only fit in eastern America, including Canada, besides some translators in VA, CT and NY is: WNED-FM, Buffalo NY, 94.0 kW H&V, 220.5 m HAAT. 1777 km = 1104 mi

91.9, June 20 at 1702, news mentions Prime Minister Trudeau without defining him as Canadian, so likely from Canada. There are 26 Ontarians on 91.9! But 18 of them are CIDE-FM aboriginal 10-watt relays in remote areas like Muskrat Dam. This sounds more like CBC Radio 1, which includes two medium-power satellites, the closest one to the OH/IN PTA being: CBEW-FM-1 Leamington 91.9, 10.45 kW H&V, 73.6 m HAAT, relaying CBEW-FM 97.5 in Windsor. 1457 km = 906 mi

88.3, June 20 at 1703, local Enid translator is getting some CCI

99.1, June 20 at 1706, ad for Trail-Blazers Rodeo, could be an Okie? No, search leads to Monticello IL, and the event is imminent:
Now which of the 8 IL stations on 99.1 is close to Monticello? The only IL not an LP and not a translator, full power: WYXY, Savoy, 50 kW H&V, 152.0 m HAAT, ``Wixy Classic Country``, both in the Greater Cham/bana area. Shortest skip of the opening, all of IL being under some 700 miles from here: 935 km = only 581 miles

94.5, June 20 at 1710, ``X-KR`` weather vs classical (WNED), Glass City Weekend, in Ohio: WXKR, Port Clinton, 30 kW H&V, 188.2 m HAAT, ``94.5 XKR TOLEDO'S CLASSIC ROCK`` --- 1411 km = 877 mi
``Glass City`` is a nickname for Toledo, I have just learnt:

97.7, June 20 at 1711, ``Hits FM`` --- no exact hits on that slogan, but of all 97.7s there are two at least with Hits in their name in the PTA:

WTGV-FM 97.7 SANDUSKY MI, 3 kW H&V, 99.0 m HAAT ``GREATEST HITS OF THE 60`S 70`S & 80`S``; 1501 km = 933 miles, north of Detroit; and closer:
WCLS 97.7 SPENCER IN, 6 kW H&V, 100.0 m HAAT, ``WCLS CLASSIC HITS 97.7``, 1028 km = 639 miles (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 11875, June 20 at 1230, VR IS, very poor and opening scheduled Russian for a semihour as in Aoki/NDXC, via Tinang, PHILIPPINES. Attention gospel huxters of all ilx other than RCC: you are equally entitled to acquire airtime on IBB facilities anywhere as long as the USG is cool with violating Separation of Church and State! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0204 UT June 21


Glenn Hauser logs June 18-19, 2018  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, June 19 2018

** ANGUILLA. 6090, June 18 at 0548, CB/TUN/PMS/DGS is on as was 11775 daytime Sunday June 17, and also daytime Monday June 18; and 6090 back on starting UT Tuesday June 19; but likely will take the rest of the week off. After all, the Scotts have absolutely nothing new to say that they have not rebroadcast countless times before, dead or alive (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA [non]. 6134.89 approx., June 19 at 0053, one JBA carrier. I am looking for Radio Santa Cruz to be reactivated, as Manuel MÃndez, Spain had reported to the WOR iog June 14:

``6134.82, Radio Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra is now out of air because a transmitter failure; a week ago was in the air with strong distorted signal and now, since about three or four days the station is inactive. I contacted with the station via e-mail and in three hours here is the answer:

"Estimado Manuel: Agradecerte por la comunicaciÃn y el seguimiento que haces a nuestra programaciÃn. Estamos con problemas en nuestro transmisor de OC; hasta el lunes tendremos solucionado y emisiÃn en aire. Ruego hacerme conocer el estado de la seÃal. Un fuerte abrazo"

They say they have problems with the short wave transmitter. Monday, June 18 these problems will be solved and Radio Santa Cruz will be back on air and they ask me inform them how the signal is heard.
E-mail address: direccion@irfabolivia.org``

But the frequency I have is more likely RÃdio Aparecida, Brasil, which some time ago adjusted down from 6135.2 to 6134.9 as MM has also logged it recently; in an apparent attempt to zero-beat with its neighbor, trying but failing at least to eliminate an audible het if not the CCI. Of course, RSC might not reactivate on exactly its same off-frequency as before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, June 18 at 0548, RHC English AWOL from here while still on the remaining four of the Cuban Five overkill, at a variety of modulation levels. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 14295, June 19 at 0118, JBA AM carrier INTRUDING in the 20m hamband, i.e. third harmonic of R. Progreso, 4765. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. Correxion re this log: ``6930-USB, June 17 at 0124, pirate with Alan Sherman`s ``Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah``, then ``Monster Mash``, both before wild audiences. S9 vs noise level about S7. Many logs here say it was Underground Radio, especially on the SSTV images:
For a Saturday night, not much activity: earlier pirate bandscans this session circa 0040 and 0111 I heard none`` ---

As reported by others in the NASWA Flashsheet, and another closer look at the SSTV, it`s UnderDOG Radio, not Underground; and the HFU thread link has changed by one digit?? Now starting at:

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1934 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday June 18 after 0130.5 on WRMI 5850 good, 7780 fair-poor. Also confirmed UT Monday June 18 from 0302 on Area 51 webcast, and fair at 0328 check on WBCQ 5129.82. Also confirmed UT Monday June 18 at 0350 the 0330 on WRMI 9955, fair; also immediate 0400 repeat on WRMI webcast only at 0425 check. Also confirmed UT Tuesday June 19 at 0049 the 0030 on WRMI 7730, S9+30/45! Next:
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1935?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1935?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:

** U S A. June 18 at 2019+ I thought it would be interesting to compare reception from the six US SW stations on 31m in this daytime, via the E-W longwire into the R75:
9265V, WINB, S6-S5, no good, unreadable
9330v, WBCQ, JBA carrier vs S5 noise level
9350, WWCR, S9+10/20
9395, WRMI, S9/S5 fades
9475, WTWW, S9/S5 fades, undermodulated
9980, WWCR, S9+20/30
And the winner is --- obvious (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950 // much stronger 9395, UT Tuesday June 19 at 0052, WRMI Oldies on both. The System G program skedgrid at http://www.WRMIfqs does show XMTRS 5 at 285 degrees and 6 at 355 // at these EDTs: 19-22 & 01-04 = UT 23-02 & 05-08. But the transmission skedgrid above it does not fully agree, showing R. Prague at 2330-2400 UT on 5950 only. Not on the System G skedgrid, but there are lots of other opts-away from Oldies, especially during the 00-01 UT hour. It so happens that the semi-hour I found Oldies on both allegedly occurs only on UT Tue/Thu/Sat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9313.60V, June 19 at 0102, weak but recognizable dulcet tones of Brother Scare, synchronized with 9329.98V, WBCQ at S9+20, so the ``9330`` transmitter is putting out spurs again, this one minus 16.38 kHz --- so let`s look for a match at plus 16.38: yes, on 9346.35, about same S1-S2 level as the lower one.

Those are first-order; how about second-order at double those offsets? Yes, even weaker on about 9297.2 and 9362.7, also less stable than the closer ones, or computed at 2 x 16.38 = 32.76 above and below. Within margins of error 0.02 kHz. I manage to detect all these despite pulsing QRM from a TV set worst in this area unless it be unplugged, let alone turned on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, UT Monday June 18 circa 2336 and UT Tuesday June 19 at 0048, no signal from WWRB (nor, just in case, checked, 3215, 9370). I did catch it closing about 0102 on UT Sunday June 17, and JRX in Brasil logged it the next evening, UT Monday June 18 at 0138-0150, so apparently 5050 active only two evenings a week now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15809.92V, UT Tuesday June 19 at 0120, WTWW-3 with rock music, ``Keep the Ball Rollin```, // 5085 WTWW-1. Some distortion but better modulation than before, almost as good as even stronger and less fadey 5085. Upper frequency is S9+20 with deep fades to S5, and audibly waVering with BFO. Once again it`s the OSOB unless we include 15000 WWV/WWVH, and once again obviously propagating by sporadic E, of which there is plenty across America up to HF if not VHF MUFs. Without it, a 15.8 MHz night path only one megameter away would simply not be propagating. And no other broadcast stations are even trying.

I notice that no other SW monitors ever mention Es, perhaps because they are not equally experienced with USW, able to draw the obvious correlations (I also had *one* USB ham on the 18 MHz band in no hurry to ID, with typical deep but brief Es fading, his contact inaudible) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, June 19 at 0100, WHRI playing `Onward Christian Soldiers`, its crusading themesong bound to be offensive to other religions, immediately followed from 0100:43 by Voice of Vietnam opening English relay. Always a jarring juxtaposition; but perhaps the Viet Cong are more sanguine than other Commies about obligatory Atheism? Yet always strange bedfellows for LeSEA, but they get their own propaganda in amid VOV breaks (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11905, June 19 at 0048, JBA music, YL talk, singing past 0058, but cuts off abruptly at 0059:07*. With that detail added I could repeat exactly what I said about this 48 hours earlier, so I do:

``11905, June 17 at 0051, VP S-0.5 with flutter, South Asian? music. But gone at 0100, and nothing at 0114-0116 when one expects to hear SLBC from *0115v. HFCC, EiBi and Aoki show nothing before 0100 (and HFCC doesn`t show SLBC at all). But all have CNR6 southward from Beijing in Amoy starting at 0100 --- I have *never* heard any sign of that when checking for SLBC circa 0115. Very strange. Possibly: what I heard was SLBC pre-checking but failing to come back on at normal time; or a major schedule change.``

Could someone better positioned to hear this, like in South Asia, identify it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0327 UT June 19


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