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Glenn Hauser logs December 26-27, 2021  View Printable Version 
Monday, December 27 2021

Hauser
** CUBA. 15230, Dec 26 at 2325, RHC is S9 but just barely modulated in
Brazuguese. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY [and non]. P.P.S. to the Gruss an Bord saga, in the WOR
iog: ``WRMI initially went to music after an ID at 2100 UT but they
joined the Gruss an Bord church service some minutes later. WRMI
carried the whole last hour and at least the beginning of the news
bulletin/program starting at 2200. Could only listen for a minute past
22:00 as the Christmas Eve dinner was on the table. Merry Christmas
and Happy Holidays to all. -- Richard Langley``

``No such shortwave relay between 2100 and 2200 was booked at all. I
they did it for the reasons I suspect: I doubt that it saved
anything.

Anyway, I meanwhile got it confirmed that indeed in the old format
until last year the last round of recorded greetings went out via NDR
Info Spezial only. And the accidental shortwave relay of the
children`s programming is particularly ironic: Until last year it was
part of the FM program schedule and then thrown out there as part of
the reformatting.

Their farewell from FM was a masterpiece of the genre to spice
children`s programming with satire and sarcasm for adults. Those who
understand German should not miss it, it's a miracle that no one did
prevent it from being broadcast.

https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/info/sendungen/mikado/Der-Abendzauberwald,abendzauberwald100.html
Kai Ludwig`` (via Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** ITALY. 207 kHz, Dec 26 at 2103.7 tune-in via Noale SDR, immediately
hear S S S, 3 Morse dots repeated several times, then long talk in
Italian, unreadable. It`s S6 with fast SAH, Iceland? Carrier offset
up to 1 Hz minus. So AM Italia is still commemorating the Marconi
anniversary, a biweek after the original date December 12 (Glenn
Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** PERU [and non]. 4808.81V, Dec 27 at 0025, Santiago, Chile SDR lox
onto a JBA carrier here, after Lúcio Otávio Bobrowiec, Brasil tipped
the WOR iog: ``Hi all. R. Logos is on at 0005 UT on 4808 (to avoid
noise on 4810). Religious music. 73 Lucio Brasil``

My recheck via same SDR at 0148 finds it on 4808.83V. Meanwhile,
direct at 0127, the only carrier I can detect is very close to
4810.00. There is no longer any other known broadcaster, like India,
around 4810. The noise is this per EiBi:
``4810.1 0000-2400 Martinique FUF French Navy STANAG F Car u``
but the bulk of it is above 4811. At 0155 I check another SDR,
Brasília #1, and hear S3/S5 the religious music past 0202, no ID
break, but displays only ~5 Hz below 4810.000. Must listen in LSB to
avoid the STANAG (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2118 monitoring: as usual I zzz
thru the Sun Dec 26 airing at 1330 on WMRI Europe via Channel 292,
Germany. Did anyone hear it?

Confirmed Sunday December 26 from 2100.7 on IRRS Shortwave via AM
Italia, 918 kHz, S9+19 into nearby Noale SDR. Way over interference.

Also confirmed Sun Dec 26 at 2341, the 2330 on WRMIs, 5950 S9+25 into
Knoxville SDR, 9955 S9+10 and much less loud with some jamming; and
still no signal on 4980.

Also confirmed UT Monday December 27 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, S9+20 to
Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed UT Monday December 27 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9/+10
direct.

Also confirmed UT Monday December 27 at 0230 on WRN N America webcast

Also confirmed UT Monday December 27 at 0400 on Area 51 via WBCQ
6160-, minus 55 Hz offset at Maryland SDR = 6159.945, S5-S6. Just
before 0429, my final words after ``concluding ----`` chopped off for
HRI to start. What`s the big hurry??? At least no RHC ACI tonight
since it`s on 9700 instead of 6165, but from *0430 HRI gets ACI from
NHK Russian via Nauen, Germany. NHK is scheduled on 6165 until 0500*
and again *0600-0630 in Arabic via France. Next WORs:

2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
support. Thanks this week to Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, for
a generous Winter Solstice contribution on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds to:
woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 3215, Dec 26 at 2328, S9/+25 of dead air from WWRB; not to
be outdone by CUBA, some modulation missing at Manchester (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0500 UT December 27

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 25-26, 2021  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 26 2021

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 9666.388, Dec 26 at 0711, R. Voz Missionária, music could
be secular, S4/S5. Dec 24 it was at .385, so in 48 hours it drifted up
only 3 Hz, contrary to my calculation based on previous bimonth
averaging 4.8 Hz per day. We`ll see how it average out over a week or
so (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 362 MCW kHz, Dec 26 at 0725 UT, dash and SB, 500 watt NDB
at Greater Sudbury, Ontario.

300 MCW kHz, Dec 26 at 0728 UT, dash and YIV, 500 watt NDB at Island
Lake, Manitoba, almost 54 degrees N latitude. Two of the less common
Canux; unlike regulars I seldom relog, YXL 346 Sioux Lookout, and
always strongest WG 248 Winnipeg (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 13740, Dec 25 at 2308, S9+40 of dead air from RHC,
same with some hum on 15230, S9+5. Spanish succeeds but suptorted on
15370, S9/+20. Something`s always wrong at RHC. But 13650 CRI
``Portuguese`` of Chinese music only is VG S9+30 way over the Japan
CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 12000, Dec 26 at 0704, RHC English S6/S8, sufficient, as 2 x
6000 which is S9+10/20. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9700, Dec 26 at 0709, RHC still on here instead of 6165 and
in Spanish instead of English, S5/S7. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 25, 9-2, KWTV news playback Dec 25 about another sound
& light show home, ``The Lights on Rockwood`` in Edmond; glimpse of
88.3 sign for FM frequency. Continues until 12/31 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** SPAIN. 12030, Dec 25 at 1610, REE with ``Jingle Bells Rock`` in
English, during Spanish program; 1612 introducing a Boston Pops
medley; S8/9+10 much better off the back of ME beam, than on 9690
thisaway, LUHF/OWF trumping azimuth. REE really needs a Propagation
101 lesson (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Dec 25 at 2313, VOT English employing the
just-barely-modulated transmitter yet S9/+25. Something`s always
erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. In previous report about WOR, Friday Dec 24, I wrote
wrong frequency for interference, 7290 instead of 7295. That portion
repaired:

I had started listening to both about 1903, when 7290 seemed dead air
at S8 with heavy ChiCom ACI de 7295 unless LSB-tuned; but 918 VG S9+18
with `Feature Story News`...
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2118 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
December 25 at 1700 on WRN North America webcast.

Also confirmed starting at 2052 Sat Dec 25 the 2030v on WA0RCR, 1860
AM, Wentzville MO, VG S9+10 into nearby Warrenton SDR.

Also confirmed UT Sunday December 26 at 0030 on WRMI 5950, S9+20/30
direct, and about two words behind on WRMI 7730 S9/+30.

Note, from next week/month/year, the UT Sun 0030 WOR on 5950 is to be
replaced by something else, which looks interesting:
https://www.postcardpanorama.com/
About Tammy Walker:
https://www.tdwalker.net/
Postcard Panorama: a brief introduxion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEehsYgrqaU
Her previous programs on 5130, I was not aware of at the time:
https://www.shortwavesshortpoems.com/

WOR 2118 also confirmed UT Sun Dec 26 at 0419 about 6 minutes into so
started circa 0413 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, VG S9+10 into Warrenton.

As usual slept thru the Sun Dec 26 1330 on WMRI Europe via Ch 292
Germany, 9670; anyone hear it? Next:

2100 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
support. Thanks this week to Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, for
a generous Winter Solstice contribution on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds to:
woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Dec 25 at 1600, no ID from WJHR, but hymn about a
garden, soon gospel huxter referencing Mark IX, S7-S4, so fairly good
now. I sometimes hear traces, usually nothing at all. Also Dec 26 at
1609, all too brief piano music before back to g.h., S9 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 11610, Dec 25 at 1607, talk in unknown language, S9-S5
with heavy flutter. Aoki shows VOA Somali via Woofferton UK at
1600-1800.

11830, Dec 25 at 1609, similar fluttery signal to 11610. That`s
Deutsche Welle in Amharic via Issoudun, FRANCE at 1600-1700. Anyhow,
the North Atlantic backward path is disturbed (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Dec 26 at
0715-0721: 549, 558, 612, 639, 684-2, *693, 747, 774-2,, 837-2,
846-TP, 855, 882-2, 909, 954, 999, 1044, 1053-2, 1089, 1107-2, 1215-2
kHz. *strongest. -2 means at least two carriers beating - some slow,
some faster. Maybe I should time them and compare to mwoffsets (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1934 UT December 26

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 24-25, 2021  View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 25 2021

Hauser
** ALGERIA [non]. 6060, Dec 25 at 0430, Arabic talk with humbuzz,
which the uninformed might assume is a messed-up FRANCE transmitter
rather than CCI from Habana which is providing little programmatic
modulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. Calculating the creep rate upward of RVM, over a period of
62 days between my measurements, Oct 23 to Dec 24, the difference
between 9666.086 and 9666.385 is 299 Hz, or 4.82 Hz/day or cycles per
second per day, which also amounts to an acceleration. That is, if the
creep be constant; and also note that at the .086 measurement it was
unstable. If one were to remeasure it every 24 hours, it should ascend
by almost 5 Hz each day, or 1 Hz every 4 hours and 48 minutes (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 9155, Dec 24 at 2319, Chinese S7/S9+10, CNR1 jammer on a 24h
Sound of Hope frequency per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 9710, Dec 24 at 2324, RHC Spanish is distorted and
with heavy CCI adding up to S9. Commies vs Commies! since the
otherstation is surely CNR1 until 2330 per Aoki; and CRI after 0000.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 4747 & 4783 approx., Dec 25 at 0422, scratchy parasitic spurs
out of 4765 R. Progreso which itself is suptorted vs CODAR.
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 6165, Dec 25 at 0431, RHC English is S9+10 here
cozying up to the 6160 corpse of Brother HyStairical, and // equal
strength but somewhat louder 6000; rather than alternate 9700 where a
JBA carrier must be Turkey in the clear. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [non]. 6030 & 7355 & 7435, Dec 25 at 0435, the uppers without
much jamming with ``Blue Xmas`` in English, Elvis? R. Martí seems an
Xmas hit-parade of yearsgoneby, then ``What Child Is This?`` in
Spanish, Ricky Martin? I think the SS title is not ``¿Qué Niño Es?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ETHIOPIA [and non]. 7110, Dec 25 at 0434, VP talk at S7-S9, R.
Ethiopia. Neighbours: Eritrea JBA on 7140, no 7180; Sudan 7205 S8-S9
just barely modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Dec 24 at 2323, REE in Spanish about Cristo; evidently
blown away our token English semihour. Does Spain have a State
Religion, you-know-what? Not a solid signal even here (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U K. 5450-USB, Dec 25 at 0425, VOLMET by roboYL with Britishish
accent, S7 vs S6 noise level. Some items are ``no information
available`` instead of ``no report received`` at Trenton. Very hard to
make out airport names but several are something-international.
Sometimes ``her`` words overlap. This is as EiBi calls it, ``RAF
Volmet Military 1`` from site ic in G-land, 24 hours. Encountered
during a full 2000-7505 kHz bandscan with little of interest (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 486 kHz, Dec 25 at 0205 UT, I`m trying to hear the Fessenden
special. Not reaching direct, nor two SDRs in northern NC, but yes, to
another one at Bakersville which has 8 RX. It shows carrier offset of
minus 95 to 101 Hz, i.e.. more like 485.9. Music at S5 vs a lot of
noise, and robot YL IDs every few minutes, such as 0218, 0227, ``This
is WI2XLQ, in Forest, Virginia, on 486 kHz``; long pause, O Holy Night
and one or two other instrumental carols. Occasionally the YL is
followed by an OM voice or by himself at 0258: ``glory to god in the
highest, peace and goodwill toward men`` or something like that. Seems
like a kind motto, but it`s both sexist and religionist. I have
recorded and will probably feature ID on next WORLD OF RADIO.

Reminder, WI2XLQ schedule is 2000 UT Dec 24 to 2000 UT Dec 25, and
again exactly one week later on NYE/NYD. More details in my previous
report (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2118 monitoring: Confirmed Friday
December 24 at 2130 on IRRS via Italia AM, 918 kHz, S9+18 into nearby
Noale SDR.

Also confirmed UT Saturday December 25 at 0230 on WRMI 9395, S9+5/10
into Missouri SDR. Next:

2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0530]
1330 UT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
support. Thanks this week to Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, for
a generous Winter Solstice contribution on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds to:
woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. P.S. to the Gruss an Bord saga; after I, et al.
stopped listening, at 2127 UT: ``As far as I could tell using the U.
Twente SD receiver, all the non-WRMI transmitters switched off, on or
around 2100 UT. WRMI initially went to music after an ID at 2100 but
they joined the Gruss and Bord church service some minutes later. --
Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7489.9v), UT Sat Dec 25 at 0103 on WBCQ webcast, SW not
even checked, `AAAWWW` theme `WTO` is ending, immediately clear it`s
live referring to Xmas cheer, Xmas even in Fla. About searchlight they
illuminate for Xmas somehow forming a star in the sky. Webb space
telescope to launch tomorrow [1220 UT from GUF]. 0112.5 music pause,
``O Holy Nite``. Angela is even more animated than usual, having
imbibed `less wine than you think`, but yells more and more during the
hour.

Important: WBCQ has a new general business phone number, also for
call-ins: (207) 286-5483. No longer in use is 538-9180. Allan starts
to explain why but Angela blox him.

At 0130 ``Uncle Bill in Chicago`` calls it [except he told me had
really moved away from Chicago!], and replies to something A&A had
mentioned, alleging that there was a 3-month shift in calendars,
causing confusion about when Xmas really was, in March? I know this is
wrong and at 0138 e-mail WBCQ and UB the following, but Allan never
mentions it before program ends:

``NOT 3 months, only 11 days lost in calendar switch: A&A, There was
NOT a 3-month change from Julian to Gregorian! Originally only 10
days; 11 days in the USA, etc., per
https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/julian-gregorian-switch.html

Gregorian Calendar Introduction Worldwide
Year of Switch Country Days Removed
1582 France (most areas), Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain 10 days
1583 Austria, Germany (Catholic states) 10 days
1587 Hungary 10 days
1610 Germany (Prussia) 10 days
1700 Germany and Switzerland (Protestant areas) 10 days
1752 United States (most areas), Canada (most areas), United
Kingdom
(and colonies) 11 days
1872/1873 Japan 12 days
1916 Bulgaria 13 days
1918 Estonia, Russia 13 days
1923 Greece 13 days
1926/1927 Turkey 13 days

Note: The list only includes countries that officially used the Julian
calendar before the Gregorian calendar was introduced; countries that
switched from a different calendar system to the Gregorian calendar,
such as Saudi Arabia in 2016, are excluded. In some cases, it shows a
simplified version of events. Each country is listed by its current
name, although its official name may have changed since the calendar
reform.`` 73, Glenn Hauser

0139 starts to read from new Free Radio Weekly just in, but
interrupted. Datestamp: 24 December, YOOLFASJC, 2021, from Studio 9 in
Fla. 0140 interrupted by guy who put his dentures in, Carl in western
Pennsylvania, and they agree on ``gotta get the buggers``.

0143 back to FRW. Only two logs of mine in this issue and he mentions
both but without credit. He butchers the one about ``anti-Christ``
pirate YHWH, giving 1840 as a frequency instead of time, and
lisdexicizes the real frequency as 11480 instead of 11840. He also
doesn`t get it that this item is about YHWH NOT being heard for a
month. May I suggest that people read exactly what I write to have a
better chance of getting it right.

0147 they love the Trans-Siberian Orchestra -- so do I -- and play
``Carol of the Bells``, much like the World`s Last Chance theme, but
they don`t draw the connexion. 0151 frequencies as 7490, 6160, 4790.

0156 some email. Mentions again as earlier that Angela has been
horse-riding today. Evidently she does that a lot. 0159 prayer, 0200
dead air on this feed, 0201 abrupt JIP Hal Turner. John Carver`s
version:

``Tonight's show started on time on 4790, 6160 and 7490 with 7490
having the best signal. Allan and Angela in the studio. Allan has
fired up one of his famous search lights for Christmas Eve,
representing the Christmas Star. Then some talk about the launch of
the new space telescope tomorrow and what they hope to accomplish with
it. Allan comments on how well Angela is lubricated this evening. Then
he plays some music sent in by Ross from the Cape. Angela then sings a
joke version of Jingle Bells. Allan read from a piece entitled The
Real Meaning of Christmas.

Allan then announces a new phone number to call his show and someone
uses it at 0131 to state that because of a change in calendars Christ
was actually born in March. Allan then plays part of a tape that the
gun toting preacher has sent them. Phone call at 0140 and after that
Allan reads highlights from the newest Free Radio Weekly. At Angela's
urging Allan plays a video at 0148. Shades of the old Trailer Trash
Radio show. Playing films and videos over the radio! Reading of an
email at 0157 and closing prayer at 0158. Program was off the air at
0200. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, Dec 25 at 0437, WRNO S9+20 in undermodulated Hindi; I
can`t detect anything Xmassy or even Xianny about it (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5050, Dec 24 at 2310, JBA carrier. Only thing fitting in
Aoki is Beibu Bay Radio, Nanning, China from 2300. WWRB is not on air
this day and no longer on 5050 anyway. Nothing yet on 5060 from
Xinjiang, land of imperialist ChiCom genocide against Uyghurs and
other Moslems. Xmas eve and NY eve used to be fruitful times for rare
LA or other tropical stations reactivating or extending schedules, but
nothing else of interest on 60m now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6974.9, Dec 24 at 2315, JBA music on mushy distorted
carrier. Nothing reported in HF Underground.

6925 AM, Dec 24 at 2317, pirate music VP S8-S9 vs S7 noise level. More
reports as unID:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,90650.0.html
Again at 0433 Dec 25, JBA carrier here (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0543 UT December 25

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 23-24, 2021  View Printable Version 
Friday, December 24 2021

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 9666.385, Dec 24 at 0728, RVM keeps creeping upward, now
here, one of best extracontinental signals overnight, S4-S7 with good
modulation in songs, 0730 pause for 4:30 timecheck (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CANADA. 250 MCW kHz, Dec 24 at 0723 UT, dash and FO, ND beacon of
1600 watts at Flin Flon, Manitoba. A number of other Canadians
audible, but this one not often. No Blitz storms anywhere in or around
North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9700, Dec 23 at 0727, RHC English still on here only, S9 but
undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** GERMANY [non]. For the first time this year, the annual `Gruss an
Bord` from NDR carried on SW for mariners asea, Dec 24 at 1800-2100
was supposed to employ WRMI, on 15770, among several other sites.

But from 1800 onwards, 15770 continued with the SMTV cult as normally
scheduled. I reminded Jeff about 15770 at 1806, but still SMTV at
1828. 15770 is JBA into UTwente anyway, so maybe not good into North
Atlantic either. ``Go Tell It On The Mountain`` at 1831. 1845 still
SMTV on 15770. And at 1936 recheck.

6080 Uzbekistan is best into UTwente, tho it can`t be aimed thataway.
[Later:] Axually, HFCC shows 6080 Uzbekistan is 301 degrees aimed back
toward Europe, CIRAF 27-28-29 with 125 kW. It also claims WRMI 15770
is 125 kW, despite all Okees being 100 or less.

Meanwhile, Harald Kuhl, Germany reported to BDXC that the SW program
in German from 1800 was not `Gruss an Bord`, but something else. He
phoned MBR and they got it corrected by 1900. So, screwups everywhere.

I stopped checking 15770 before 2000, but Richard Langley reports:

``So will the frequencies be extended by an hour so the full three
hours can be transmitted? Likely not. And still no joy with WRMI on
15770 kHz. At 2000 UTC, Radio for Peace International started. By
about 2030 UT, WRMI is now broadcasting Gruss an Bord on 15770 kHz.
Don't know when it started. Usual powerful signal into NB.
-- Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 6000, Dec 24 at 0741, checking RHC
frequencies but this one normally off by a sesquihour earlier, yet
something weak is here and also with jamming noise. Must be Echo of
Hope, instead of alternate 5995. No report from Ron this week about
its current jumparounds, but Dec 24 Aoki has it on 6000 from 0500 but
no indication of jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 486 kHz, Dec 24 at 2040-2047 UT, no signal detectable at
closest SDRs in northern North Carolina, for special Fessenden
commemoration broadcast, including music, scheduled for 24 hours
starting 2000 UT Dec 24 (and again Dec 31), from WI2XLQ. This year`s
publicity does not specify location but last year it was Forest,
Virginia, a suburb of Lynchburg. Unfortunately no Kiwi SDRs nearby.
Power not specified either but presumably very low, ``Part 5``. Last
year it was 150 watts carrier output, maybe 15 watts ERP. Perhaps will
get out better at night, if really on. Here is *last* year`s info:
http://www.arrl.org/news/virginia-radio-amateur-will-commemorate-1906-fessenden-christmas-eve-broadcast
And less detail this year:
http://www.arrl.org/news/view/experimental-station-will-recreate-1906-fessenden-transmissions
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2118 monitoring: confirmed first
SWBCs, UT Friday December 24 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 VG direct, 7780
S9+10/20 into UTwente.

Also confirmed UT Fri Dec 24 at 0330 on WRMI 5985, JBA direct and into
Querétaro SDR, but S9+5 off the back into Knoxville.

Also confirmed Fri Dec 24 at 1530 on WRMI 9955, S9/+10 direct, no
jamming audible.

Also confirmed Fri Dec 24 at 1915 on IRRS SW 7290 via Bulgaria, and
918 kHz via AM Italia, Villa Estense, the latter VG S9+18 into nearby
Noale KiwiSDR; but 7290 JBA into UTwente.

I had started listening to both about 1903, when 7290 seemed dead air
at S8 with heavy ChiCom ACI de 7290 unless LSB-tuned; but 918 VG S9+18
with `Feature Story News`, 1904 ID, 1905 ``UN News``, 1908 music. By
1907 I could detect same modulation on 7290. WOR still going on both
at 1925, but not positively confirmed lasting until 1944; rechecked at
1959, 918 interrupts a commentary about Iran vs USA, for ``IRRS
signing off`` with the other Aïda theme, but 918 stays on air with FSN
again from 2003.5. Next WORs:

2130 UT Friday IRRS 918-Italy
0230 UT Saturday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0530]
1330 UT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
support. Thanks this week to Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, for
a generous Winter Solstice contribution on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds to:
woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 6115, Dec 23 at *2159, WWCR-1 is back on this frequency,
just signing on and 2200 into Spanish, as I tune in during WORLD OF
RADIO 2118 recording. Notice about 6115 & 3215 being off the air has
been removed from website. Span here is 22-02 UT. No 6114 RTTY audible
now, but WWCR so strong that could block, or discourage, it.

3215, Dec 24 at 0735, other WWCR-1 frequency is also back, with TOMBS,
S9+10/20. Span is 02-12 UT. Harold Frodge, MI, had heard 3215 as early
as 0202 UT Dec 23.

4840, Dec 24 at 0735, this WWCR is S9+20/30 of dead air instead of
TOMBS; happens all too frequently; or rather, make that: not
frequently enough. 5890 still going with S9+40 of BS; and 5935 PMS
hitting S9+50! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2111 UT December 24

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 23, 2021  View Printable Version 
Friday, December 24 2021

Hauser
** AUSTRIA. 6155, Dec 23 at 0641, non-classical music from Ö1, now
S9+10/20, much better than usual. Until tonight I had been
disappointed by poor signals during our only chance to hear ORF, the
wake-up domestic service relay from 0600 to 0710/0720; even tho the
English news capsule at the end was long ago eliminated. 0644
AustroGerman announcement, novelty song; 0647 TC for 7:47 and finally
some Brahms. Moosbrunn 300 kW transmitters except for this are
exclusively to relay foreign stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 7220, Dec 23 at 1547 good S8-S9 song, in English? Most
likely CRI Japanese from Jinhua site this hour, ergo aimed sorta
thisaway; rather than also EiBi-listed hour of VOV in Vietnamese to
North Africa. No QRhaM (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 9700, Dec 23 at 0550, VP signals SAHing, presumably
Turkey and // 6000 RHC English. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 6060, Dec 23 at 0550, RHC still colliding with
Algeria via FRANCE. At 0646 S9+20 in the clear, mailbag in English,
but somewhat distorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 6100, Dec 23 at 0551, RHC VP here in wrong language
Spanish not English, // much better 5040; also ACI from 6105 Arabic =
Algeria via France at 0500-0700. Same at 0637 recheck, S9/+10.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, UT Thu Dec 23 at 0643, RHC mailbag in English, S9+30
but undermodulated; // 9700 S9+10 also u-m. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Fog this morning, Dec 23 at 1510 UT, so there ought to be
some tropo enhancement TV. Hepburn maps predict we`re on edge of Level
1, but up to level 4 blob south/eastward as of 1500. Most `open`
channels 8-36 show BAD signals into the STB, but only one decodes, RF
26 as KOTV Tulsa on 6-1; KQCW-SD on 6-2; and NewsOn6 on 6-3; soon
fading as does the visible fog (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 6145, Dec 23 at 0550, strong music not RHC, 0552 S9+10
Romanian, sure sounds like an adstring. RRI Galbeni scheduled
0500-0600 to W Europe & USward, but chopped off at 0557*. Must be a
domestic program relay, but not specifically delineated as such in
WRTH 2021 nor current EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2118)

** SPAIN. 12030, Dec 23 at 1549, REE IS at S9+30/40 despite Mideast
aiming, also weaker 11670 toward Africa, both programming from 1600
weekdays; nothing yet on Americas frequencies 9690 & 11940, which
don`t start until 1855 weekdays, if on air at all (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2117 monitoring: confirmed UT
Thursday December 23 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5010 S7-S8 into Maryland
remote; 9395, S9+10/20 into Missouri SDR, following 0128 `Sound of
Silence`. WOR 2118 should be ready early UT Fri Dec 24 for first
broadcasts at 0130 on WRMIs 5850 & 7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2118 contents: Abkhazia, Algeria
and non, Antarctica and non, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, (Colomba),
Cuba and non, Egypt, France, India, Italy, (Kashmir), Netherlands, New
Zealand, North America, Oklahoma, Romania, Russia, San Andrés and non,
(Sa`udi Arabia), UK, USA, Zanzibar; unidentified 6114; propagation
outlook - ()Countries mentioned but not in order.

WOR 2118 is available as of 0123 UT Friday December 24, 2021

(mp3 stream) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2118.m3u
(mp3 download) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2118.mp3

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

The shortwave+ broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
0330 UT Friday WRMI 5985 to S
1530 UT Friday WRWI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1915 UT Friday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 14580 harmonic; 918-Italy
2130 UT Friday IRRS 918-Italy
0230 UT Saturday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0530]
1330 UT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
support. Thanks this week to Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, for
a generous Winter Solstice contribution on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds to:
woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 6114, the RTTY INTRUDER, had been heard every
night but not Dec 22 around 0700 check. Ron Howard replied to my
previous inquiry:

``Hi Glenn - Dec 22, checking 6115 kHz between 0525 to 0610 UT. Japan
starting to slowly fade up; no trace at all of Congo; normally Japan
would be coming up about 0500, so tonight was rather poor; no RTTY or
any kind of QRM; Japan with mostly non-stop pop songs (Ricky Martin -
"Livin' La Vida Loca," etc.). Ron (California)``

6114, Dec 23 at 0546 the RTTY is back, vs JBA 6115 carrier presumed
JAPAN not CONGO; still at 0640 when Nikkei music has grown to S6, the
RTTY evitable by USB tuning, but that should not be necessary!

I search the UDXF iog on 6114 and only get possibly unrelated hits:

``LOG 4 to 6 MARS 2016 + RUSSIAN NAVY, SCHWEITZER ANDRE
07854 RCV : Russian Navy Sevastopol 1525z CIS-12/AT3004D/USB Encrypted
messages – (QYT4 Mode Actived : RIR98 de RCV QYT4 ….) In Dx – Qsx 6114
(05Mar16) (F5JBR)

06114 RIR98 : Russian Navy 1528z CIS-12/AT3004D/USB Encrypted messages
– (QYT4 Mode Actived : RIR98 de RCV QYT4 ….) In Dx – Qsx 7854
(05Mar16) (F5JBR)``

i.e. almost 6 years ago in France, first Russian navy log said to QSX
= reply on 6114, and then a 6114 log itself (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD
OF RADIO 2118)

This report dispatched at 0129 UT December 24

 

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