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Glenn Hauser logs December 21-22-23, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 23 2018

Hauser
Correcting date on this one: Dec 22, not Dec 21:

** CHINA. 9415, Dec 22 at 2325, song in
Chinese? Best Asian signal on
band at S9+30, CRI Vietnamese hour, 500
kW from Beijing site at 193
degrees. Must be plenty back-radiation
USward if not long path (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 21-22-23, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 23 2018

Hauser
** CHINA. 9415, Dec 21 at 2325, song in Chinese? Best Asian signal on
band at S9+30, CRI Vietnamese hour, 500 kW from Beijing site at 193
degrees. Must be plenty back-radiation USward if not long path (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, Dec 21 circa 2030, RHC Spanish is gone again, after
being strangely on some 25 hours earlier (date correct, missed in
previous report) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Sat Dec 22 at 2311, another unscheduled RHC broadcast,
Spanish a bit suptorted, stronger than // 11760. Recheck at 2330 to
find dead air and cut off; maybe they realized mistake. Uncovers algo
JBA, like CNR Beijing or Xian, both listed. RHC 6000 is not supposed
to start until 0200 (meaning 0100) in English, but also 00-01 UT Tue-
Fri for Mesa Redonda. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1961 monitoring: confirmed surprise
NEW time of 2200 Saturday Dec 22 on WRMI 9955, fair and no jamming for
a change. Also confirmed UT Sunday Dec 23 starting at 0427 on WA0RCR,
1860-AM, MO, S9+30: should easily be covering eastern half of North
America at least. Slight CCI, maybe some LSB ham foolish enough to
emit on 1860? Next:
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique 5045-LSB low-power NSW Australia
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

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

** U S A. 9395, UT Sun Dec 23 at 0402, WRMI with `Your Weekend Show`,
VG S9+10, much better than 9955, Bob Biermann reminiscing about
decorating family Xmas trees, so a current show or an evergreen? I
don`t run across him often so search the WRMI skedgrids on Weekend,
but mainly Wknd, to find all these dozen scheduled times: Sat 07 9395,
Sat 09 9395, Sat 10 5950, Sat 12 5950, Sat 18 5950, Sat 21 7780, Sun
04 9395, Sun 18 5950, Sun 21 9395, Sun 23 9395, Mon 04 7730, Mon 07
9395 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9330.0, Dec 22 at 2140, this WBCQ is back after
several days` absence, with Brother Scare. Seems close to on-frequency
but not measured yet. At 2324 I`m ready to do so, and it`s gone again!
Next check at 0218 Dec 23, trace of 9330 signal, maybe this, while
7490+ is poor, 5130+ very poor.

7490+, Dec 22 at 2316, now WBCQ is as weak as the CNR1 QRM on 7490.0,
working together to produce a LAH. Sked Sat at 2300-0040 Sun is `Good
Time Oldies`, a show I haven`t really heard of unknown provenance by
someone who must like round numbers: a 100-minute program.

7490.17, Dec 23 at 0413, WBCQ still on in a story narration, poor-
fair. I guess during `SW Saturday Night` scheduled until 0500. Is
Pirate Joe`s own WHVW 950 Hyde Park NY still off, and anybody know
what happened? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7335, Dec 23 at 2319, sermon in American about Jesus, Xmas.
Didn`t realize WHRI is here, but HFCC registered daily 22-24, 250 kW
at 47 degrees. Thisaway, it`s only S9-S7. In fact, WHR does not know
about it either, missing from: https://familybroadcastingcorporation.com/whr/frequencies/
nor is 7.335 one of the frequencies in their drop-down search list,
nor is it on the program schedules for Angels 1, 2, 5 or 6! Maybe what
I heard was this supposedly on 7385: ``2300-0000 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Sat
The Christian Worship Hour Dr. Harold E. Salem 7.385 Mhz``.

Family Broadcasting Corporation, what`s that?? ``Family Broadcasting
Corporation (formerly LeSEA Broadcasting Corporation) exists to reach
out to the lost across the globe and to provide you and your family
with an alternative to viewing secular television programs``. So no
more LeSEA; when did that change? Maybe they got tired of having to
explain/teach how to spell correctly that strange name. For the
historical record, it meant: LEster Sumrall Evangelistic Association
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0608 UT December 23

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 21-22, 2018  View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 22 2018

Hauser
** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 9265, Sat Dec 22 at 1116, unfortunately awake,
so a quick check for Unique Radio via WINB: it`s good S9+10/20 but
always lo-fi audio, during ID break in Hobart Radio International
relay, Xmasmx show featuring Elvis.

Unfortunately, I am not awake an hour later to check WORLD OF RADIO.
Nor was I at 0930 when Unique Radio itself should have aired WOR on
5045-LSB this alternate Saturday (but hiatus planned two weeks from
now). Now no trace on 5045, but a JBA carrier on 5055, presumably the
other Aussie, 4KZ Queensland (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [non]. 6090.00, Dec 22 at 0218-0232, one VP signal, S6-S8,
talk sounds Spanish by 0227, but can`t be positive. It ought to be
Iran as scheduled, and unfortunately there is no // to try to make a
match. I`m checking because now we have three reports from two North
Americans who think they heard R. Bandeirantes in Portuguese around
this time, despite it having quit SW some months ago (and definitely
gone from 9645v, 11925v).

Both EiBi and Aoki still list it on 6090 for 24 hours, also 11925,
except EiBi skips 9645. What will WRTH 2019 say? The 2018 already had
all three of them double-daggered as inactive. Just in! WRTH 2019 has
eliminated all three Bandeirantes frequencies (and this year`s is
visibly thicker than last years`, yet same number of pages ---
slightly heavier stock?)

Adding to my doubts, this 6090 transmitter is right on-frequency.
Surely some of our Brazilian readers could easily confirm whether RB
ever be around 6090, or ask the station about SW status. Of course,
Anguilla is conveniently out of the way now and most of the time
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 800, Dec 22 at 0710 UT, amid my TA JBA carrier bandscan I
am distracted by a commercial break in Coast to Coast AM, with
American-orientated commercials for Omaha Steaks, and IRS help. But
it`s got to be CKLW Windsor, a C2CAM affiliate. Fat chance we will
ever hear Canadian commercials on a US station, except those
deliberately trans-border. I guess CKLW is one of them by default;
does the CRTC approve? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7490 QRM: See USA: WBCQ

** CUBA. 6000, UT Sat Dec 22 at 0011, no signal from RHC, in keeping
with the UT Tue-Fri scheduling of the alternative TV simulcast `Mesa
Redonda` (not Mon-Thu except in local time). When on, it`s // 11950
only, the other Spanish frequencies mainstream RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Dec 22 at 1430, very weak only S3-S4, which explains
why tuning down the band I have not hit the spurs around 15311, 15283,
nor their mirrors below. 15230 is also weakened, S4-S6 and cuts off at
1431*. Yet the CRI English relay on 15700 is much stronger at S9-S7
altho that too is weaker than usual. What`s the problem? WWV
propagation report does not account for this: SF=71, K=0 at 1500 which
is nominal for now, and no storms. No FM spurs on 13 MHz band either
tho 13700 & 13780 are normal strength. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 11900, Dec 22 at 1434, gospel huxter in English with echo,
S9+10 fading to S7; 1448 still on with choral hymn. HFCC shows this is
Saturdays-only via MBR Nauen at 1400-1500. More specifically,
Aoki/NDXC and EiBi show Bible Voice, to S Asia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST) See also WORLD OF RADIO monitoring

** IRAN. See BRAZIL [non]

** KOREA SOUTH. 1566 kHz, Dec 22 at 1343 UT I`m straining to follow
the JBA carrier from the NW, as FEBC Jeju Island is scheduled to
change from Japanese to Chinese circa 1345 when the signal toward
North America drops dramatically with pattern change toward the west
rather than east. And it does: fortunately a slight fade-up first,
making the cut at 1344:31 more obvious, but during the following
minute I can still detect it. There was little doubt about 1566, but
lacking any axual audio, this bit makes it even more definite.

This is not a good TP morning, as only 3 other carriers were detected
lowband. And local sunrise here is 1340, creeping to 1344 at the
latest in a biweek, so a few more better chances to observe this. I
wonder what the true bearings are of 1566 major lobes as both Japan
and China cover large portions of the compass from so close. If
centred on Tokyo it would favor Argentina beyond, while the direct
path to Enid goes west of Japan as far north as Anchorage (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 700, Dec 22 at 1335 UT, rustic drum and flute
music from WSW/ENE, surely XEETCH, native station in Etchojoa, Sonora;
and the lowest XE frequency still propagating, not even 650 XETNT, 5
minutes before sunrise here at 1340 UT, on the way to latest at 1344
UT in another biweek; no WLW;

and nulling XEETCH, there is S Asian music, no doubt KHSE Wylie
(Metroplex) TX, no longer brokered religion in Spanish as in NRC AM
Log, and still reported as such by MAREs in November. Radio-
locator.com now says it`s ``Radio Caravan`` with Asian format:
https://www.radiocaravan.com/
which autolaunches Hindi/Bollywood audio (but English ad at 1814 Dec
22), or choose Telugu instead. Also operates on FM, IBOC and in
Houston (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Dec 22 at 0655, VON is on in Hausa? at S9+20/30 but
suptorted; wiggle that patchcord! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Fri Dec 21 at 2330, VOT English to NAm is only poor
during `Letterbox`. Reception was much better on the earlier airing
for ``W Europe`` at 1400 on 12035! Mark Coady, Ontario, has also been
complaining about poor 5960 reception.

I say, perhaps the time has come, during solar-min and dark winter, to
go *lower* than the 6 MHz band, for the Europe/NAm circuit! But wait,
there are no ISWBC bands lower, except 75m which is denied here in
Region 2 by hams all the way up to 4000. How about the 60m so-called
``tropical`` band? I can`t think of any Eurocaster which has ever used
it to NAm, and ISWBC stations may not even have a suitable antenna.
But wait2, 60m over here is a *fixed*, not broadcast band. But wait3,
some US SWBC stations are using it quite successfully anyway, ``out-
of-band``. So in that case, why not Eurasia-to-North America on 60m in
our evenings? There could also be OOB space just above 4.0 MHz, as
pioneered by TGAV, and now increasingly used by pirates who find even
<7 MHz unpropagable due to even lower MUFs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035.0, Dec 22 at 1423, VOT English signing off at S9-S7,
off at 1425*. 11815.0 (both not off-frequency!), VOT excited Turkish
continues in silly ball- or sweat-game, and is quite stronger, S9+10
to S9. Why the disparity? Both are for W Europe. Per HFCC
registrations, it ought to be opposite, 12035 with 500 kW, twice the
power of 250 kW 11815, azimuths 310 & 305 degrees resp.; different
antennas, type 205 on 12035, type 215 on 11815. But they could also be
swapping around transmitters and antennas as evidenced by one or the
other often +0.7 kHz off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7490.196v, Fri Dec 21 at 2240, I catch the rest of
`Behaviour Night` old music recordings, the host mostly putting on a
patrician accent, and even conversing with his normal self. VG now,
and better enjoy it during winter as elseseasons, WBCQ-SW is too poor
before sunset this far, especially when earlied by DST to 21-22 UT. At
2300, abrupt switch to one of Brother Scare`s weekdaily hours, but I
am alert for a het from 7490.0 in Chinese: none audible immediately,
but there at 2328 check when I make the measurement.

I have been hearing this QRM for a few weeks (but who cares against
BS?), yet Aoki/NDXC still hasn`t caught up with it (and BTW, *all* the
WBCQ program U-timings in it for 7490 are *wrong* as if it were still
summer!)

Not in latest HFCC either, but EiBi now has it! ``7490 2023-2400 CHN
China National Radio 1 M CHN`` but no site. Maybe it is really on
before 2300 but fortunately not fading in here until later in hour?
(EiBi also has *wrong* timings for WBCQ 7490 shows, including WOR Wed
at 2100 instead of 2200!) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490+, UT Sat Dec 22 at 0016, WBCQ is fading down into the
noise level, S9-S7: prospects bad for AWWW by 0100, so I will listen
on L&C webcast. 5130.346 is VP and undermodulated, deeper into noise
level adding up to S9 but unusable; and no longer carrying AWWW
anyway. 9330+ is still AWOL, WHY?

(7490) webcast, at 0100 the previous hour `FKB` program is upwrapping,
as the host announces *two wrong frequencies* and not this one:
``9625`` via WINB and ``5050`` via WWRB! Again Allan is not hosting,
instead this week, TimTron, which means it will be a very different
show. He`s soon joined by three other guys in Monticello, and AW calls
in from DeLand of FLA, lauding how those who winter in Maine keep WBCQ
going. TimTron emits a big belch, Allan calls him on it, and Tim
denies doing it! Also says he must abstain from alcohol since he`s
getting antibiotix against Lyme Disease --- but weed is OK!!

At 0113 Allan remarx that next month they will work on getting 3265 up
and running. Plenty of music breaks, fraxured Xmasmx on YouTube as
suggested by a caller; Tron says he was going to get political
tonight, but thinx better of it.

Later in hour, Robert goes over 5130 programming including imminent
specials (wish he would do this every week): a new Tom Cole Theatre,
Monday 24th (forgets the time?), with repeats Tue at 7-8 pm EST [UT -
5]; Fri at 9-10 pm and again one week later. Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot
Xmas special, Tue 25th at 8-9 pm EST. Other 5130 shows are now
regular: Tue 9-10:30 pm EST Amateur Radio Roundtable; Wed 9-11 pm EST
Hal Turner // 7490v; Thursday 7-8 pm EST The Hour of the Time; Friday
7-8 pm EST Analog Telephone Show; 8-9 pm Intelligence Report (also
other days). And Area 51 on weekends. He doesn`t say anything about
Brother Scare gobbling up (all?) other hours on 5130+; nor why 9330 is
gone. Someone points out that 5130 time is available at the bargain
rate of $ 15/hour.

No benedixion, but unlike Allan, TimTron allows this AWWW to run over
until 0205 canned sign-off, then a few minutes of dead webair before
some music start.

Here`s John Carver`s weekly report on the same:

``Tonight's show started on time but TimTron was the one making
comments over the theme song. 7490 is very poor. No sign of anything
on 9330 but checking 5130 I find AWWW there with a much better signal.
Forties and rain in Maine but it came on top of two feet of snow so
everything is bogged down up there. Terri and Robert show up in the
studio along with Tom Barna whom they've just rescued after his car
got stuck in the muck. Allan and Angela call in at 0109. Allan says he
sent Terri and Robert to get the stuck Tom so Tim wouldn't have to do
the show alone. He also said that he and TimTron would be working on
the 3265 transmitter next month.

Robert announced that there was a new program airing on 5130 Monday
evenings at eight to nine. Something to do with live theater.

At 0120 the AWWW program stops in mid-sentence and the regularly
scheduled program at that time on 5130 starts in progress. Back to
7490 and they're in the middle of a phone call about fractured
Christmas music. Very difficult to copy 7490. Lots of noise, some
fading and signal is bouncing between S1 and S3. After the phone call
Tom finds the link to the fractured music and plays ten minutes of it
over the air. Is merely Christmas carols played on a piano by someone
who is pretending not to know how to play a piano. After ten minutes
of this Tom found some other Christmas music and continued till about
0150 when Tim did a monologue and then back to music at 0153. Show was
off the air at 0204 as was 7490. Unlike last week programming
continued on 5130 past 0200. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1961 monitoring: checking the WRMI 9955
skedgdrid for something else, I spot a NEW airing for WORLD OF RADIO:
Saturday 2200! One must be vigilant to detect ASAP any possible
additions or deletions. I search the rest of the grids, but no other
WOR changes on WRMI.

WOR 1961 not confirmed, Sat Dec 22 at 1531 on HLR 9485-CUSB, as
inaudible both at home and at UTwente. But apparently pre-empted for
holiday? Manuel MÃndez, Lugo, Spain, reported:

``GERMANY, Hamburger LokalRadio, Goehren, will be on air this
weekend as follows:

Today Saturday, 22 December
0700â1200 UTC 6190 kHz. English 0700-0800
1200â1600 UTC 9485 kHz. English 1200-1400

Tomorrow Sunday, 23 December
1000â1300 UTC 7265 kHz. English 1100-1200``

I don`t know where he got that info, as checking the HLR website I
don`t see anything but the normal schedule, including English and WOR
Saturdays until 1600. Via the WOR HITLIST, there is HLR streaming at
http://server1.cityedv.at:9036/192kbps
but I suspect it is their domestic service rather than SW programming.
At 1525 it`s playing African music, soon announced at 1530 in
Castilian as from Malgache on the `MundofonÃas` show, world music I
used to enjoy on RNE webcast and I think even via REE SW before their
drastic cuts. At 1600, HLR stream switched to German, another music
show introduced by Thomas VÃlkner, starting with some Whitney Houston.
Thomas was at Radio for Peace International, Costa Rica, and tnx to
his involvement with HLR, brought WORLD OF RADIO onto here.

Alan Gale, England, also reports at 1602 UT: ``Hi Glenn, I was finally
back home in time to check for World of Radio again today, but not a
thing was heard from HLR on 9485 kHz, not even a mouse. If it's being
transmitted, then it's going right over the top of me, I'm afraid.
Hopefully the skip will improve when the days start to lengthen
once again in a few weeks time. 73 for now, Alan``

Confirmed Sat Dec 22 at 2055 the 2030v on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville
MO, poor in high local noise level, but recognizable on the PL-880
with reelout. Maybe the first time I have managed to hear this
broadcast, but now in season for high-MW skywave propagation already.

Next:
2200 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE [NEW]
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique 5045-LSB low-power NSW Australia
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

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

** U S A. 9955, Dec 21 at 2353, dead air from WRMI; 2354 hymnfill
starts. Scheduled Fri at 23-24 is `La Rosa de Tokio` the historical
media show from Argentina, which probably runs shorter than a full
hour. It focuses on one particular topic or station each week,
sometimes international, often domestic, with plenty of music stretch.
Week of Dec 15 subject was ``homenaje a la memoria de Betty Elizalde,
insigne locutora de la radio argentina, recientemente fallecida``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, Dec 22 at 0653, WEWN Spanish is dead air, but weak
11520 English is audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 700, Dec 22 at 1335 UT, rustic drum and flute
music from WSW/ENE, surely XEETCH, native station in Etchojoa, Sonora;
and the lowest XE frequency still propagating, not even 650 XETNT, 5
minutes before sunrise here at 1340 UT, on the way to latest at 1344
UT in another biweek; no WLW;

and nulling XEETCH, there is S Asian music, no doubt KHSE Wylie
(Metroplex) TX, no longer brokered religion in Spanish as in NRC AM
Log, and still reported as such by MAREs in November. Radio-
locator.com now says it`s ``Radio Caravan`` with Asian format:
https://www.radiocaravan.com/
which autolaunches Hindi/Bollywood audio (but English ad at 1814 Dec
22), or choose Telugu instead. Also operates on FM, IBOC and in
Houston (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880, Dec 22 at 1339 UT, Mexmx and ID as ``La Tremenda, 8-
80``, but not a Mexican as further brands itself with ``la raza``,
which a genuine XE would never do, or need to do. I bet it`s the St
Louis market station, WIJR Highland IL, listed in the NRC AM Log with
1.7 kW day power as ``La Primera 880 AM, La Raza``. Radio-locator.com
confirms the name change, now at
http://latremenda880.com/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 900, Dec 21 at 1950 UT, I am searching for some nice music,
rare on the AM band. One such station is nostalgic KSGL Wichita KS, a
250-watt almost-daytimer with barely audible IBOC noise plus, and no
problem minus against 890 OKC KTLR. Split-personality, with gospel-
huxtering blox elsewhen. ``Begin the Beguine`` is playing (what is a
beguine, anyway?).

But there`s a heavy subaudible heterodyne at the rate of 224/minute =
3.73+ Hz. There is no other 900 station at groundwave range, altho
some in AR and TX, and this unseems skywave so early; furthermore,
there is absolutely no QRModulation to KSGL. Therefore, I suspect that
KSGL itself is running two transmitters, by mistake. They may have a
backup and/or one for QRP night usage at 28 watts. In SSB listening,
the R75 eliminates such SAHs, but painfully obvious in AM mode. After
some more music, partly Xmassy, 1959 UT ID also for FM 105.7, which of
course is a mere translator, but in this case just as ``powerful`` as
the AM. 2000 UT, USA Radio News --- and now the SAH is completely
gone! (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Following my own advice, I listened to the 2-hour Solstice
Concert by the Paul Winter Consort from the Cathedral of St. John the
[Allegedly] Divine in NYC, UT Sat Dec 22 at 0300-0500 via WUOT
Knoxville webcast; a few hours after winter started.

But guess what, this is an ``encore`` from the year 2011! They all
sound similar, except for different guest artists. One may still
listen to either hour or both via:
https://www.npr.org/2018/12/21/675242726/a-paul-winter-solstice-concert-2018-encore-performance

There was a new live performance earlier tonight. And an encore
Saturday afternoon (but not in the dark!). The NPR broadcasts are
never live, as they obviously involve a lot of post-produxion, and
would be very ragged if they attempted to do the same thing live. But
when will we ever get to hear the 2017 concert, let alone 2018? I
couldn`t find ticket prices, but bet they are plenty. Should I ever
find myself in NYC around Winter Solstice, this will be a bucket
priority (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search from 0706 past
0715+ UT Dec 22: 531, 549, 558, 621, 657, *684 with some talk, 200 kW
RNE Sevilla, Spain? most likely; 693, 774, 801, 837, 846-or
Kiritimati?, 855, 882, 909, 936(2), 954, 999, 1044, 1053, 1089, 1098,
1107, 1116, 1125, 1134, 1152, 1215, 1305, 1413, 1539. Quite a haul
this late in Europe, but it is the longest night.

1305 & 1413 are often the best/only ones in the upperband, so whence
most likely? Both Spain by proximity rather than power, multiple Radio
5 synchro transmitters adding up to 75 and 25 kW resp. It`s a bit late
on 1413 for the 500 kW from Pridnestrovye or 600 kW from BBC Oman
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Dec 22 at 1328 pre
-sunrise: not much from NW except 747, 774, 882 and 1566: see KOREA
SOUTH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2113 UT December 22

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 20-21, 2018  View Printable Version 
Friday, December 21 2018

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 9818.725, Dec 21 at 0643, VP with some talk modulation, R.
Nove de Julho presumably still relaying R. Aparecida. Way off-
frequency carrier is often audible. Now, the other ZYs on 31m are
9665- and 9565-, but no 9630+ or 9675- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, Dec 20 at 1940, RHC Spanish is loud S9+30; surprised
to hear this, as on Arnie`s B-18 skeds it does not start until 2200,
then Bauta until 0500. In fact at this hour there are no Spanish
broadcasts scheduled, or heard elsewhere in quick bandscans, just
Kriyol on weaker 15140, S9+10 and undermodulated. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15311.66, 15283.06, 14996.96, 14968.36 all approx., Dec 21 at
1420, the now usual weak and squealing, somewhat wobbly spurs out of
RHC 15140 transmitter. Someething`s always wrong at RHC.

13700 is much weaker than usual and than // 13780, maybe explaining
why no FM spurs are audible on the 22m band at 1418 Dec 21.

15700, Dec 21 at 1521, CRI English relay is better modulated than
usual. Listening in SSB only, there is a similar squealing sound to
the four 15140 spurs above. Very strange effect I have not noticed
elsewhere; listening in AM, no squeal tho a slight hum. On my
keyboard, the squeal is approx. D to D# above Cmiddle, i.e. circa 300
Hz. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 13820, Dec 21 at 1415, Radio Martà VG on proper
frequency with hardly any jamming audible. Still at 1513 check, an
hour during which yesterday RM had inexplicably jumped to 13860 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1390, my nearest local, KCRC, continues putting out spurs
at multiples of approx. 30 kHz above and below, despite denials by the
KCRC contract engineer. I decide to measure them as accurately as
possible, Dec 20 at 1926-1939 UT on the R-75:

1449.771, makes het with weak 1450 stations, Woodward & Shawnee
1419.883, KCRC audio overwhelms anything from KTJS Hobart
1389.994, KCRC fundamental is slightly low, and varies?
1360.059, KCRC audio overwhelms anything from KPHN El Dorado KS
1330.177, makes big het with KNSS Wichita which otherwise would be listenable here

At this time can`t hear hets on 1300 & 1480 but have before, perhaps
closer to site on caradio. Separations between these from top to
bottom: 29.889, 29.888, 29.935, 29.882. One of them looks too far off,
not sure if I miscalculated (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Many more holiday specials from KGOU Norman thru Jan 1:
http://www.kgou.org/special-programs
with webcast link. Starting with Paul Winter`s 31st Annual Winter
Solstice Celebration, 0400-0600 UT Sat Dec 22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. One addition to the KUCO holiday specials: UT SAT DEC 22:
1400-1600 Performance Oklahoma: Xmas Vespers 2018 at OCU [sacred]
https://www.kucofm.com/programs/performanceoklahoma/this-week-s-program/
Oklahoma City University has a fine music department
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035.0, Friday December 21 at 1400, S9-S6, VOT English in
`Letterbox`. Host seems to be winging it from axual letters rather
than a prepared script. At least two come from Bangladesh, but hard to
understand details; he keeps urging people to send reception reports.
At 1407 sings for a few seconds? 1408 show ends and into songfill.

11815.0, December 21 at 1414, the other VOT, Turkish music, also S9-S6
but sounds louder; and remarkable coincidence, both are (almost) on-
frequency today, rather than one or the other plus ~700 Hz! (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Dec 20 at 1942-1944 at lest, dead air from WRMI at S9
-S7; another feed failure from Walterboro? (Glenn Hauser, OK DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Dec 21 at 1525, WTWW-2 is on with Xmasmx, S9+20/30,
also audibilizing the parasite spurcarriers about 5072.1 and 5097.9
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11418-11442 approx., Dec 21 at 1431, OTH radar rapid
clicking; also traces of same sound 11560-11565 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1722 UT December 21

 

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

Hauser
** CUBA. 9955, Dec 19 at 1906, pulse jamming at VP level, but totally
unnecessary as WRMI doesn`t recome on until *2155, but at least it`s
running in time to QRM WORLD OF RADIO at 2200. Also pulse jamming
against nothing on 9955 at 1534 Dec 20. Just let it run all the time,
but ramp it up to wall-of-noise during Radio Libertad 0015-0100 and
some other exile spots. Just think how many undernourished Cubans
could be fed if the expense of jamming nothing (or rather, anything)
were spent on them! Something`s always wrong at the DentroCuban
Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13559, Dec 20 at 1536, RHC FM is S9+10 with F# tone, but
undermodulated, geez. So I go hunting for others at approx. 70-71 kHz
multiples away from source 13700-AM: 13489, 13418, 13630 is S9+10 but
suptorted; 13771 louder but distorted; 13841. Also detectable around
13912, 13984, 14055 is S3 with F#, 14126 S2-S3, and 14196 trace vs 20
m hams. Sic the IARUMS on them? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15311.6, Dec 20 at 1545, weak spur from RHC 15140, and
matching 14968.4, i.e. approx. 171.6 kHz above and below. Emboldened,
I try for their doubles, and do find a JBA carrier at 14797.8, but not
on the plus side which would be 15482.2. The second closer set out of
15140 are audible on 14997 and 15283, but not on double 15426 or
14854. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

BTW, fundamental 15140 is very strong and overmodulated, contributing
to the extras. Per Arnie`s original B18 sked, 15140 is QuivicÃn site
until 1600, Bauta after 1600, so these will not be happening after
1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 13860, Dec 20 at 1540, surprised to find Radio
Martà here, VG and jamming-free, instead of scheduled 13820 which is
still being jammed. Mistake or deliberate to evade jam? But at 1725
recheck, back on 13820 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 18083-CW, Dec 19 at 1912, CQ marker DE XE2V; does not
appear to be hand keyed, several repetitions with same glitches.
Finally goes to hand for a contact, details or otherstation not copied
here. He`s the OSOB, and with deep fades, so sporadic-E while no F-
layer propagation is funxioning from anywhere. QRZ.com info:

``XE2V
MODESTO "MODE" PERALTA H.
P.O.BOX 147
23000, LA PAZ, B.C.S.
Mexico

I have been a radio amateur since September 1985 as XE2HOE, I have
just turned 32, from March 10, 2017, I was authorized XE2V, by the
Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) I am now transmitting most
of my time in cw morse, my New cw key is a begali magnum, give me
Christmas, my radio is icom 7700 and my antennas Optibeam OB9-5 5
bands and Mosley SF-204-A 40 m. I am a member of FISTS CW CLUB
num.17554 my name in cw is (Mode). 73s
Member of ARRL ID 3100414228
Diploma WAS # 60867 in CW
Diploma WPX # 3834 in CW``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAO TOME [non]. 1530, Dec 20 at 0258-0300, no Yankee Doodle
detectable from 600 kW ND VOA relay sign-on, as Mark Connelly, MA, has
been urging for an `easy` African MW catch further east. But here, it
can`t get past blaster WCKY Cincinnati. I am on the longwire rather
than trying to null WCKY which might help little as they are 11
degrees apart from this POV: 71.5 vs 82.5 degrees. The other time he
suggests is at VOA sign-off 2200* maybe without YDD (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 1521, Dec 19 at 2036 on caradio, 1520 KOKC OKC again
with a JBA 1 kHz het, probably from Duba 2-megawatter. Those further
east (and north, west?) should be looking for this against whatever
1520 signal they may have, 2 or 3 hours before local sunset (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SINGAPORE. 7355, Dec 19 at 1545, Korean at S9-S7, the SSOB beyond
WWCR. O, it`s BBC at 1530-1830, 250 kW, 25 degrees from Kranji, so
carries right on USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U A E. 9580.109, Dec 19 at 1531, JBA carrier off-frequency, another
atrocity from Egypt or Saudi Arabia? No, HFCC shows it`s NHK Urdu at
1514-1545, 250 kW, 60 degrees via DHA, another site well-known for
offfrequenciness. Radio Australia avoided this problem by self-
destructing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1961 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday December
19 after 2200 via portable DX-375, fair with jamming on WRMI 9955,
much weaker on WBCQ 7490+. Next:

0930 UT Friday Unique 5045-LSB low-power NSW Australia
0729 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
0930 UT Saturday Unique 5045-LSB low-power NSW Australia [Dec 22]
1200 UT Saturday Unique *9265 via WINB to WSW
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1700 UT Saturday WRN *5950 via WRMI to WNW [unconfirmed]
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique 5045-LSB low-power NSW Australia
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

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

** U S A. 5085, Dec 19 at 1540, WTWW-2 is still S9+20/30 on night
frequency with Xmasmx, ``Let It Snow``, cut immediately to hamad.

But Dec 20 at 1528 check, 5085 is off. You never know what Ted will be
doing with this. Sometimes it seems that 5085 is running all day
and/or all night with Xmasmx.

WHY in the world does Ted and so many other broadcasters think the
audience wants to be inundated by Xmasmx all the time during The
Season?? Some of the music is great, much of it banal, or even
earworms, and all of it is keyed to an imaginary holiday, except for
pagans. I would be pleased to hear an occasional carol the rest of the
year, and plenty of nonxmasmx in December. (BTW, I notice that some
editors will not let me say ``Xmas``.)

That reminds me, WRMI has had a program promoting Xmasmx all year;
haven`t run across it lately; exist-it-still? Searching websked, yes:
UT Monday 01-02 on 5950, 9395. From Programming page:

``Since November, 2014, Countdown2.Christmas Radio has been a home for
those who know the world would be a better place if the Christmas
spirit ruled hearts year-round. Broadcasting Christmas music 24 hours
a day (every day of the year) via its web site http://c2c.audio ---
TuneIn, iTunes, Nobex, iPhone and Android apps (and more),
Countdown2.Christmas Radio is proud to extend its reach through
shortwave radio on WRMI.

Tune in weekly for a live broadcast with Alan and various other
members of the Fahrner family...and join in the Christmas cheer with
the likes of Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Julie Andrews, Elvis Presley,
Dean Martin, and all your other Christmas music favorites! 0000 UTC
Monday on 9455 kHz`` --- a long outdated frequency! And I would not
assume it`s really on both 5950 & 9395 without confirmation (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1754 UT December 20

 

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