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DX/SWL/Media Proograms updated  View Printable Version 
Saturday, November 09 2019

Hauser
DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS now totally updated for B-19 and standard time seasons:

http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

73, Glenn Hauser

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 6-7-8, 2019  View Printable Version 
Friday, November 08 2019

Hauser
** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Nov 6 at 2030, WRMI goes right into the polka
from World Music reel, filling instead of Radio Tirana as now
scheduled M-F during this semihour. Also music instead of RT for the
other transmission, UT Thu Nov 7 at 0230. Peter Hanson in FL also has
been hearing music instead of RT previous nights. Again Nov 7 at 2047
check of 15770, world music fill, not RT. I have notified WRMI about
this problem, so hope it will be fixed soon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALGERIA [non]. 6060, Nov 8 at 0529, JBA Qur`an from RTA which is
now here at 04-06 via FRANCE to the Algerian Outback; and weaker //
6105 at 05-07. This 6060 will of course QRM Habana if and when it
resume across and beyond this same span --- will RTA ever get one or
both of their own new SW sites going?? HFCC B-19 continues to include
imaginary registrations for separate frequencies via ORG and BEC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Nov 6 at 2202, RAE in Italian, good via
WRMI, aimed NNW rather than toward Italy. About 6060: see USA: WRMI!
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [and non]. 326 kHz, Nov 8 at 0802, dash and YQK, which is
200 watts from Kenora, Ontario. Also on same frequency, different
pitch, MA, 400 watts from Midland, Texas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Nov 8 at 1438, still no CHU. Richard Langley,
NB, replies to my previous reports of Nov 5-6:

``From: National Research Council Canada System status
https://nrc.canada.ca/en/chu-short-wave-station/
3.330 MHz: online
7.850 MHz: offline since [2019-10-28 at 17:00 UTC]
14.670 MHz: online

I'll try to find out why. I personally found them missing on 2
November when setting up to record WRMI. I try to start each recording
with a time signal from CHU or WWV as the recorder I typically use
does not time stamp the files.

[later:] From the NRC officer in charge of the transmitters:
"I have had a series of problems with both the main and backup 7850
kHz transmitters and now possibly with the antenna system. Due to
other commitments and bad weather that signal is still off the air.
"I will probably not get it back up this week, I am hoping for early
next week." -- Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO
2007, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7435, Nov 8 at 1440, song at S9, first wondering if it could
be R. Martí, but not // 13820 music, and RM finishes 7435 at 1400.
Instead it`s CRI in Russian at 1400-1500, 500 kW, 37 degrees from SZG
site toward DVR but also USward (and co-channel 7435 in Nepali, 500 kW
at 283 degrees from Kunming, not audible here) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 6180, Nov 7 at 0051 no CRI relay signal yet nor on
9580, but at 0101, 6180 via CUBA is S9 yet JBM in CRI English; much
weaker than 6020 via ALBANIA, which during this hour is still listed
also on 9570. 6180 CRI English is scheduled to overlap with Kashgar,
East Turkistan site for S Asia, which could cause at least an echo.
RNA Brasil should beware of occasionally coming up on 6180 instead of
11780. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD
OF RADIO 2007, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Nov 6 at 2027, RHC English S9/+10 but distorted and
splattering; unlike previous days, 15370 is not also in English,
instead now multi-lingual IDs as if signing on, 2029 Spanish intro of
Arabic ``por FM e internet`` (only), and indeed into Arabic.
Something`s always wrong at RHC. We are within two sesquiweeks of
confusion since B-19 began for everyone else, then the unDST shift,
and Arnie says his new sked won`t be in full effect until Nov 18
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7380, Nov 6 at 2204, no signal from RHC English to Africa,
previously confirmed as having switched to an hour earlier on same
frequency; just as well, due to ACI from Radio Martí now on 7375 this
hour only. Any jamming of that could also bleed over into RHC, tsk2.
The ultimate B-19 schedule shows this transmission to be on 11880. But
next day Nov 7 at 2117, 7380 is back in Arabic, 2200 English into
voice-over translation of a speech in Spanish, but sometimes ahead of
it, must be from script. ACI from 7375 RM cuts on at *2200.5.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO
2007, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Nov 7 at 0100, RHC English is JBM and suptorted, S9;
6165 has even less modulation but more signal, S9+10. So English still
exists during this hour altho the ultimate B-19 sked via Wolfgang
Bueschel shows both not starting until 0200 and then running until
0800; joined at 0500-0700 by 6060 and 6100; at 0600-0700 by 5040 where
English has also shifted to 0000-0100. As of Nov 7 at 0711, 6000 is
JBM, 6100 still on and VG, 6165 undermodulated.

6165, Nov 8 at 0750 tune-in, just in time to hear modulation cut off
to dead air at S9+10; but 6165 continues S9+20/30 into `From the
Bookshelf`. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5980, 6125, 7375, Nov 8 at 0531, jamming against nothing:
5980 wall of noise, no RM until 0600; lighter pulse jamming on the
others: 6125 RM finished at 0400; 7375 RM uses only at 22-23.
Something`s always wrong at the DCJC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 11880, Nov 7 at 1412, CRI English at S3-S7 is still
here and one second ahead of the CUBA relay moved to 15700, S9+30. Now
11880 site is Kashgar, land of Uighur brainwashing (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WORLD OF RADIO 2007, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT [and non]. 9900, Nov 6 at 2227, JBA carrier with flutter.
Could it be Cairo? Trying to tell whether the sole (?) surviving
English sesquihour from 2115 really exist; registered as 125 kW, 325
degrees from Abis to W Europe but consequently USward. So would end at
2245. But could already be 500 kW from CNR DOF site in China at
2230-0030; and at 2328 recheck the 9900 is VP fluttering in Chinese.

I do find a long-delayed but just published log in Nov NZ DX Times:
``9900 2230 EGYPT R Cairo very weak in EE; CHINA, CNR1 fair in CC
jamming [sic] R Cairo, 13/9 (Ken Baird, Wainuiomata ** Using the
League’s Northland SDR)``

Only a few services are allegedly extant in B-19:
http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=B19&broadc=ERU
What about Latin American services? Scheduled: 2215-2330 9545
Portuguese, 2330-0045 Arabic 9620, 0045-0200 Spanish 9875???

9545 not checked yet, but at 0032 no 9620, at 0051 no 9875 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [and non]. 9800, Nov 8 at 0744, S9-S7 of rock music, 0745
Japanese announcement, traditional music, then `Autumn Leaves`; not
much else on band except two WRMI TOMBS, 9395 & 9455 and two other
Cuban jammers against nothing on 9565, 9955. NHK now runs here at
0700-0900, 300 kW, 85 degrees from Yamata to CIRAF 14 & 16, i.e.
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, still in the middle of their nights before
5 or 6 am local. Or are they really aiming at Hawaii before 11 pm
there? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 3475, Nov 7 at 1359, JBA carrier and not on 3480 or
3485; today`s frequency for Voice of the People. Only 3475 is shown in
the latest Aoki/NDXC. No check for the rest of the jumparounds today
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. 341 kHz, Nov 8 at 0803 UT, no signal from Enid`s
only beacon, EI; just OIN from Oberlin KS. Of course hardly any
flights would need it at this hour of our minor regional Woodring
airport. Still no EI at 1955 UT daytime Nov 8
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17615+ and 17705, Nov 8 at 1356, SRI with separate
programming but not on 17895; usually 17705 is the odd one off. Only
significant signals on band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. On the noticiasdx yg José Bueno notifies that REE has
resumed its Spanish DX program, `Amigos de la Onda Corta` hosted by
Antonio Buitrago, with details of the ``Programa del 31 de Octubre
2019, Sábados a las 14.00 horas. Jueves a las 18.30 (rep.)``

For PROGRAMAS we are linked from REE`s website to:
http://www.rtve.es/radio/programas/
which is an exhaustive alfabetical roster of all? RTVE programs on all
networks including this one:
http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/amigos-de-la-onda-corta/

with archive of 301 podcasts showing that it stopped in Nov 2014, did
one more in April 2017, and has just resumed with two new 2019
editions, the newer one dated Nov 7 about the World Radio Conference,
in Egypt. Durations vary widely, this one 46:30, last week`s 29:45.
The older ones just under 50 minutes, some 55. Must make it hard to
fit into SW schedules, but primarily as podcasts, duration does not
matter.

Antonio Buitrago was presenting AdlOC until he got top job to head
revived REE. Glad he has found time to resume it. But when? REE is NOT
on the SW air at 1400 UT! Or is that HNE? In that case UT would be
1300, even earlier during dark period. Maybe 1400 was the UT during
summer time, so now one hour later at 1500 UT, just as transmission
starts? And Thursday at 1730, 1830 or 1930 UT??

Then I find this more explicit header:

``Amigos de la onda corta Jueves a las 18.30 y 23.00 UTC. Sábados a
las 14.05 UTC`` [as if first airing imminent, and Sat be the repeat;
but again, are these summer timings really an hour later now?]

Then I find a current Nov 7 running program schedule, showing no such
program at 17:30, 18:30, 19:30, or any other Thursday time!

I try to find an REE listen-live link, but keep getting shunted to
their podcasts. Of course I can listen to the show that way, but why
not on SW or its own stream, of all programs?

Our Hitlist has a live audio link
http://radiolive-mp3-rtve.flumotion.com/rtve/radioexterior.mp3.m3u
but it does not work!

I have to turn on a radio and try to hear the North American frequency
9690 --- no reception. Instead the ME frequency 12030 works, poorly,
but at 1831 UT some show about the European economy, not AdlOC. Never
mind? (Glenn Hauser, Nov 7, WOR iog via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Alan Roe, compiler of the Hitlist, replies:

``Hi Glenn, The "REE live (alt)" link in the Hitlist, i.e.
http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/live_radio_PopUp/?id=&v=0.75&vp=&lang=es
is working or alternatively
http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/live_radio_PopUp/
also seems to work. It looks like the other link may have been
discontinued - I'll recheck in time for the next Hitlist update.
And have just found this link which seems to work OK:
http://www.rtve.es/radio/radio5-endirecto/
Alan Roe, Teddington, UK`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 15350.007, Nov 8 at 1350, TRT good with nice
Turkish music only slightly off-frequency; 1352 switch to IS prior to
closing. It`s the OSOB and SSOB from Hemisphere East --- is no one
else trying? Elsewhere on 19m, just Cuba and Miami.

11815.024, Nov 8 at 1401, TRT with Turkish news S7-S9, slightly more
off-frequency than predecessor 15350.007; hardly any NHK CCI, but a
SAH from there during 1433 music.

11540, Nov 8 at 1400, the Kurdo-Turco radio war continues it seems
without so much jumping around (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 521-MCW kHz, Nov 7 at 0720, NDBeacon ORC, 25 watts from
Orange City, Iowa. Yes, a few beacons still exist on this band just
below AMBC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Nov 7 at 1410, K6FRC beacon in CA is JBA,
remaining the only one I ever hear on the 13550-13570 ISM HIFER band
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2006 monitoring: confirmed Wed Nov
6 starting at 2200:20 on WBCQ 7490.06v, S8-S9 but noisy. Running late
as usual but no problem as nothing cut. Meanwhile, the former
simulcast on WRMI 9955 remains occupied by RFPI shifted one UT hour
later, along with some pulse jamming.

WOR 2006 confirmed UT Thursday November 7 at 0100, on WRMI 7780, VP
S5-S9 vs storm noise.

WORLD OF RADIO 2007 contents: Alaska, Argentina non, Bangladesh,
Canada, China non, Cuba, Europe, Germany, Iceland, India, Kurdistan
non, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Palau, Perú, Romania, Spain,
Tajikistan, Tibet non, Turkey, USA; and the propagation outlook

WOR 2007 is available as of 0625 UT Friday November 8
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2007.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2007.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:
[Unique Radio, NSW is off the air until 2020y]
[HLR, Germany, is off due to serious illness of Michael Kittner]

2300 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
0729vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1531 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
1859vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Altho partially updated, the WRMI program skedgrid at
https://www.w4uvh.net/WRMIfqs
continues to show a System D block at 21-22 UT with variety of
programs including three airings of WOR! Except there are NO
frequencies for this hour. Just in case with a new season, I check
7780 again, Thu Nov 7 at 2100 when WOR has been imagined, and indeed
it`s really airing VORW as correctly shown on the System F grid (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 6060, Nov 6 at 2201, WRMI is on, S6-S9 with music
from SMTV as now scheduled from 2100, ex-5800 which is off, ex-4980.
6060 was chosen in tribute to the legacy frequency of RAE for WRMI`s
relay in Spanish also retimed to 0100, but again Nov 7 at that hour,
no RAE but music fill; and poor vs storm noise around here; 0138
recheck it`s rock music. At least RHC remains absent from 6060.

Oh2, Nov 7 at 2356 check of 6060, NOW RHC has come back in Spanish!
mixing with music which must be WRMI`s SMTV; and RHC // 11760 without
the music. So now there is a Miami/Habana collision, and Arnie`s
ultimate B-19 sked does show 6060 resumed all the way from 00 to 07
UT. I don`t check again until 0111 Nov 8, when by now RHC has gone
away, and WRMI is finally correctly airing RAE Argentina al Mundo in
Spanish on its legacy frequency, fair S7-S9+10 and a bit
undermodulated. So it remains to be heard how all this will shake out
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2007, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, Nov 7 at 0713, WWCR is on again broadcasting nothing
but dead air at S9+20; the others modulate: 5935 PMS at S9+20/30; 4840
& 3215 TOMBS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1160, Nov 7 at 1401 UT, ``AM 1160 The Hope``, church info
for Naperville, soon losing to Spanish presumably Kansas City. WYLL
Chicago, U4 50/50 kW but seldom heard here and never well since day
pattern is circular tangent to SE, and night pattern tight to the
north (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1580, re my log of KQFN Tempe AZ, Rick Barton, AZ, replies:

``Hi Glenn, the KQFN story is about as confusing as it gets. KMIK did
transmit from Tempe/Mesa, but the rumor was, when KQFN came on, they
moved the transmissions from there to a site in SW Phoenix. I drove to
the site and confirmed it. The station is transmitting from a single
tower located just a cupla blocks south of 38th avenue and Indian
School Rd. The nearest address I could give you would be 3883 N. 38
Ave., Phoenix. The signal really loaded up my car radio at that
location. The tower can easily be seen from nearby Grand Avenue, just
to the east. regards from the southwest - rb`` (Glenn Hauser, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15022-LSB, November 8 at 1455, 2-way in colloquial
Spanish long contacts discussing women, full of puta-madres and even
coño. Which reminds me, we *never* hear any feminine voices on these
Spanish 2-ways; where are they? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1957 UT November 8

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 5-6, 2019  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, November 06 2019

Hauser
** ALASKA. 11670, Nov 6 at 1358, S1-S2 JBA announcement in Chinese;
1359 dead air, 1400 barely recognizable KNLS IS, confirming it`s
really here for the English hour aimed westward, via backward leakage
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Nov 5 at 2030, WRMI with fill music, NOT
Radio Tirana which appeared on the WRMI skedgrid a few weeks ago, but
the first time I have checked for it. Still music at 2043; 2100 switch
to non-BS gospel huxter but must be TOM as now scheduled, finally BS`
own voice at 2106. During this hour both 9395 and 9455 emit separate
programmings.

I wonder if RT has ever shown up here, M-F 2030 on 15770, since with
every seasonal change, now a dekaday ago, there`s a misconnect in the
indirect acquisition of RT files via Germany, as the original timing
non-DST and/or URL must have changed unbeknownst to the automation. I
now suspect the other RT relay slot, nominally shifted to 0230 UT on
9395, has also failed. This deal was not initiated by Radio Tirana,
and they take no trouble to maintain it altho tolerate it (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 6060, Nov 6 at 0004, new WRMI-3 frequency VP S7-S8
with flutter during SMTV, but RAE Spanish relay scheduled for 0100 is
AWOL again, altho not checked until 0153 when Christian hymns are
playing, ``Holy3``, and ``Rejoice`` cut off for 0200*. I suspect that
unlike Albania, RAE is still sending files, but not being configured
correctly to show up on this system at this time on this frequency.
BTW the skedgrid still shows WRMI-3 on 5800 in the 2100-2400 period
before changing to 6060, but I think 6060 is already on earlier (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Nov 5 at 2105, NO signal from CHU, but VG on
14670-CUSB. The middle frequency is normally audible day and into the
night vs MUF plunges. 3330-CUSB is audible at 0708 Nov 6, but again
not on 7850. Also Nov 6 at 1427, 14670 but no 7850. Happy anniversary!
Mike Cooper forwards this:

/R E P E A T -- Time flies! 80th anniversary of the National Research
Council of Canada time signal/ --- News provided by National Research
Council Canada Nov 05, 2019, 13:00 ET
https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/-r-e-p-e-a-t-time-flies-80th-anniversary-of-the-national-research-council-of-canada-time-signal--847894922.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Nov 6 at 1351, Trenton Military, CHR still
clocking 61 minutes slow as ``1250 zulu``, after no-reports-received
from Ontario APs, but succeeds with a ``special report from Calgary``
as of 1300, which is not really from the future (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Nov 5 at 1959, RHC ID in Spanish and introducing
English from 2000; 15140 is not on! But at 2028 recheck, 15370 is
S9+10 of dead air, and 15140 *is* on now in English amid `DXers
Unlimited, this being ``mit-week`` Tuesday. Talking about ham radio
activities during Hurricane Harvey, Houston --- old show or
reminiscing? Then advocating pre-sunrise grayline DXing; 2030 outro
DXUL already.

NOW at 2030, 15370 has started just barely modulating in Brazuguese,
whilst previous days, JM Aubier in France had been hearing it in
English. 2150 recheck, 15370 is again in Brazuguese, while by now
15140 is off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, Nov 6 at 0153, no signal from RHC, which was expected
in English from 0100; but 6000 is running tho VP S9+10 undermodulated
as the only chance to hear it in primetime. By 0200, 6165 is now on
along with 6000. This night at 0705 check, 6165 is VG in English,
while 6100 and 6000 are off. You never know what combo will be active
especially after 0500. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Nov 6 at 1352, RHC is *not* on here this morning,
unlike yesterday, rather usual 15140, S9 but undermodulated JBA,
better on 15230. At 1545, still no 15370, but 15230, 15140, 13700.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9690, Nov 6 at 1416, choral music, S5-S7 with flutter, 1417
ID as General Overseas Service of All India Radio, plugging its brand
new website also offering streaming, URL repeated multiply,
http://airworldservice.org
No signal on onetime // 11620 for the 1330 sesquihour, altho 11560
Afghan service is audible as usual. 9690 is reactivated for B-19, good
for us as long as Spain is not starting here until 1500. 9865 music
from Vividh Bharati service is slightly better S6-S8 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 6155, Nov 6 at 0459, NHK IS, timepips a few seconds
late, opening English from NHK World Radio Japan, a weak S9 about the
same as 7410. Previous log had wrong info about the three frequencies
for this, lacking 6155 which is 300 kW ND from AUSTRIA as now shown on
HFCC and also from NHK`s own pdf schedule. 7410 is 500 kW, 155 degrees
from FRANCE; and inaudible on 9860, 250 kW, 184 degrees from Vatican.
So the lower two remain our best chance to hear RJ in English. If
Japanese will do, there`s still 6105 at 0200-0400, 500 kW, 290 degrees
from FRANCE targeting CIRAF 10 & 11 = Mexico, Central America,
Caribbean, shunning USA but close enough.

6155, Nov 6 at 0702, weak German as AUSTRIA also runs the only SWBC of
its own on same frequency as NHK a bihour before, still 300 kW ND at
0600-0720 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. How`s the Kurdo-Turco radio war going today? Nov 6
at 1357, only active is 11540 with both Dengê Welat and Jammiler
clashing about equally approx. 6 Hz apart making heavy SAH; 1401
drumming and chanting. Seems like in no hurry to play mouse-and-cat.
At 1459, still colliding on 11540, but at 1501 one station cuts off
revealing no other station either. Immediately tune around and now
there is a signal on 11530, presumably DW jumped and/or changed site,
as Bulgaria, France and Pridnestrovye have all been involved. Another
is soon back on 11540, jammer missing target? At 1513 and 1543 chex
there remain weakening signals on both frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Hepburn tropo maps for 1500 UT Nov 6 show
marginal level-1 enhancement in eastern OK not reaching here and
nothing to the west; yet KWOU 88.1 Woodward has tropo-enhanced signal
for `StarDate` at 1442.5 UT Nov 6. By 1606 UT I do a DTV bandscan
finding a Bad signal on RF 10 which could be Tulsa or Wichita; nothing
else unusual except RF 16 still lacks KOCM; and RF 23 is so Bad that
KSBI cannot be decoded, both ``local`` OKCs (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9455 & 9395, Nov 6 at 1424, Brother Scare on
WRMI says he is 86 years old today and has been preaching for 70
years. Is this really his birthday or another old playback? One never
knows. What a wasted life! And how are the sexual predator charges
against him coming along? SC authorities are not saying (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. Besides the radio war on 11540/11530, see
KURDISTAN [non], what is TRT doing?

15350v, Nov 6 at 1353, tune-in just in time to hear TRT cut off its
Turkish music before I could measure it, but BFO revealed it was off
enough to make a LAH.

12035, Nov 6 at 1403, VOT in English with historical talk, 1405 switch
to another show with a different theme but cannot copy their titles;
close to on-frequency, poor and with occasional ACI from a USB 2-way
circa 12032.5.

Can`t find a simple SW program schedule since SW has been demoted to
barely existing on the TRT World Television website
https://www.trtworld.com/
nor can Alan Roe`s latest Hitlist link directly to any SW program
schedule. We used to be on the P-mailing list for them twice a year;
is anyone still getting those?

11815, Nov 6 at 1402, fast SAH in about equal mix with Radio Japan in
Japanese.

Not SW, but Clara Listensprechen sends along this:

For Turkey, Al Jazeera English has become an irritant to its Qatar
partnership --- Rare public ill-feeling has flared between the two
allies as Turkish media laments the Doha outlet's coverage of the
Syria offensive
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-al-jazeera-english-has-become-irritant-qatar
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Nov 6 at 1356, HIFER beacon K6FRC in Patterson CA
is JBA. Not until 1545 do I check DXmap, to find one sign of sporadic
E, a 14 MHz MUF over the NW corner of Nevada; not the right spot for
this catch, but it`s something, resulting from some ham contact. By
then KVOH is unusually inbooming, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 11900, Tue Nov 5 at 2025, S9/+10 song in Spanish,
``Bandolera`` --- what`s this, another OCB frequency? NO,
back-announce 2027 in French, from that VOA African service DJ who
also performs in English. 11900 B-19 scheduled as SAO TOME, 100 kW at
335 degrees so favorable USward, French 1930-2030 daily, plus
2030-2100 Sunday and Hausa 2030-2100 Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2006 monitoring: Vern of WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO,
now explains what happened with WOR last Saturday night. Due to a
program schedule error earlier in the day, it ran at 0301-0330 UT
Sunday, just before I tuned in, and preceding TWIAR. Says he will see
about updating the websked. And:

``In equipment, I replaced the DAP-310 audio processor with an
Inovonics INO223 Audio processor. three independently adjustable
bands, digital look ahead processing; a 5 kHz brick wall bandpass
limiter. Also, pre-emphasis to enhance intelligibility. 5 kHz is the
minimum available, I would have preferred 4. It allows me to set +
103%, -95% peak modulation level with no occasional over-modulation
spikes. With 360 watts radiated power from the antenna, it does a
reasonable job. I will try to keep better tabs on log timing. Thank
you for your input, and keep up the good work. Vern`` Next:

2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [ex-2100] to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5010, Nov 6 at 0150, BB WRMI ID and music, // much stronger
5850, but something else talking on 7780, and 9395 inaudible. This
could mean that the UT Sat 0130 time for WORLD OF RADIO will no longer
be trimulcast on 5010, 5850 and 7780. See also ALBANIA [non] and
ARGENTINA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Nov 6 at 1423, WRMI-10 is OFF, leaving some lite
jamming; while 9455 & 9395 are still running TOMBS. 9955 after DST
over is supposed to stay until 1500 UT + another hour weekends for
Blalock the Blaster.

** U S A. 17775, Nov 6 at 1544, KVOH is S9+20/30 with gospel songs in
Spanish; instead of JBA carrier or none at all, must be getting
sporadic E boost; a bit of which is on the DX Map, a 14 MHz MUF blob
over NW Nevada as a clue. Now the SSOB, and almost the OSOB besides
the JBA carriers from TransAt, FRANCE on 17800 & 17825 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1843 UT November 6

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 4-5, 2019  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, November 05 2019

Hauser
** ALASKA. 11670, Nov 5 at 1440, JBA carrier, so maybe KNLS English be
really here instead of 11760 per its own website; in any event no good
for winter night polar propagation west or east (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7380, Nov 4 at 2215, RHC English on now, so the ``African``
service stays on same frequency but an hour *earlier* from 2200 than
in A-19, 2300-2400. Since 7380 is off after 2300, probably French and
Portuguese have also been earlied to 2100-2200. No, it`s Arabic and
Portuguese per J-M Aubier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Nov 5 at 0057, RHC in Spanish as the weekday TV
simulcast of `Mesa Redonda` is now a real hour later, so no more early
English in the 00-01 hour; nor is 6165 on yet. The evening English
span has also shifted an hour later to 0100-0800, as still on in
English at 0724 check only on 6100, VG S9+30; and 6165 undermodulated
S9/+10. I am not saying anything is wrong about this, since it seems
to be an intentional if unpublicized seasonchange
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Nov 5 at 1513, surprised to hear this frequency now so
temprano as it had been a tarde channel only. Replacing 15140 which is
not on, or maybe that closed earlier. 15230 is also on. Now during
`Sonido Cubano` music I also survey what other RHC Spanish frequencies
are still running: 13700 (no spurs), 11760, 9640, 9535; and a JBA
carrier on 6100 which could be Cuba or Asian remnant. At 1601, 13700
is off but 11760, 9640 and 9535 are still on. At 1602 Nov
5, 15370 still on with 11:04 timecheck, 15230 off.

15370, Nov 5 at 1900 recheck, now opening Arabic, ex-1800 on 15140
which is still off. // 11760 but modulation soon cut, and 1901* off.

Tho it was still an all-day frequency yesterday, 15140 is still not on
by 1930 Nov 5, so we`ll see where 2000 English can now be found.
Things are changing day to day as the shakeup develops. See last
report with Jean-Michel Aubier, France, monitoring for November 3.

Strangely, 15370 was carrying the second half of English from 2030 on
both Nov 3 and 4. Jean-Michel Aubier in France observed on Nov 4:

``1900-1930 Arabic 15140
1930-2000 Creole 15140
2000-2100 English 15140
2030-2100 English 15370
2100-2130 Arabic 7380 15140 15370 (3 fréquencies!)
2130-2200 Portuguese 7380 15370
2130-2200 Spanish 9880 (needs to be verified)
2200-2400 Spanish 15370
2200-2300 English 7380
2300-2400 Portuguese 11700

French not heard since Oct 27. Have the broadcasts disappeared? other
frequencies?`` I, gh, wonder if no French could be connected to the
ascension of French department person Tania Hernández to direct the
entire emisora, as reported yesterday; no time to do French programs?

Wolfgang Bueschel says he`s not heard from ailing Arnie with new sked
info, but did his own RHC survey today, q.v., with similar results to
mine (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6125, Nov 4 at 2331, TV Martí still unjammed here,
ex-5980, where its audio soundtrack appeared months ago, separately
from RADIO Martí frequencies --- but now, it`s always // RM, so no
more TVM to be heard on SW? Now it is // 7355 and 7435 (while jamming
continues on ex-7335 heavy, 7375 lite). At 0057 Nov 5 I notice that
6125 is off, and confirming there is NO jamming; break for antenna
and/or transmitter change? I think 6125 was back a few minutes later
but failed to log it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 17800, Nov 5 at 1519, JBA YL talking, while 17825 is a JBA
AM carrier, i.e. Issoudun with Mini Transat yacht weather info, still
not in DRM on either. Maybe vital info for the racing contestants but
how many of them have portable DRMs aboard?? So much for a DRM
Consortium publicity stunt (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 7410, Nov 5 at 0507, NHK English is poor, S8-S9 via
AUSTRIA; higher // are out of question here, 9860 Vatican JBA carrier,
and 11970 France zilch. Radio Japan has only three English SW
broadcasts left, and this may be our best chance, considering the two
bad frequencies no longer Palau at 1400; and 1100 on 11825 via
Singapore (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Nov 4 at 2331, JBA carrier under wall-of-noise jamming
against no Martí which has moved to 6125. That could be Radio Chaski,
as nothing is in HFCC B-19 on 5980 between 2200 and 0200. No carrier
detected at 0006, so maybe closed in the meantime.

I wish Claudio Galaz or someone in South America could confirm the
Chaski cutoff time. You may recall a few years ago when it was later
around 0100 with no CCI, I would track it slipping 5 seconds or so
later from one night to the next, quite fun! Until they would reset
their timer earlier, starting a slipcycle all over again. Now we can
only hope that the incompetent Cuban jammers will turn off 5980 before
RM really comes on at 0600.

Even Cubans in favor of jamming should be livid about the electrical
expense wasted on jamming against nothing; which could be spent on
e.g. improving the diet of the poor population (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 11610, Nov 5 at 1600, Somali on VOA as mentioned,
S7-S9. It`s 1600-1800, 250 kW, 126 degrees from Woofferton UK, thus
close to off-the-back here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2006 monitoring: Richard Langley
now confirms heard on all three 7780 WRMI airings, Sunday Nov 3 at
2130, UT Monday Nov 4 at 0130 & 0230; with some cutoffs.

Following up last report that WOR was underway at 1902 UT Monday
November 4 on IRRS 7290, heard via OH5AE SDR:

I note the time of the mid-break as 1913:30, but that was 14:40 into
the program, so playback must have started more than a minute early at
1858:50 --- hope the transmitter was already on with this input.

And Alan Gale, England reports: ``Hi Glenn, Much to my surprise World
of Radio was broadcast again this evening (Monday) on IRRS 7290 kHz at
1900 UT. I missed the start of the programme but it was on when I
tuned in at 1913 and continued right to the end at 1928, so it looks
like it was the full programme this time. Alan``.

Also confirmed UT Tuesday November 5 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA. Next:
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [ex-2100] to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 6060, Nov 4 at 2328, WRMI activated new frequency, but poor
S7-S9 in Chinese, music, SMTV ex-5800, ex-4980; and undermodulated
like 5800 was. At 0000 UT Tue Nov 5, seems dead air or maybe JBM; 0002
some talk in English, music, Vietnamese, the off-putting language
mixture of SMTV with no captions. NO RHC reactivated on 6060. WRMI
chose 6060 to further the legacy of RAE which was on 6060
sesquidecades ago, and said would move their Spanish relay hour to
0100 Tue-Sat. At 0056 dead air? 0058 algo JBM; 0100 what? At 0104-0107
I am barely hearing on 6060 Christian hymns, definitely not RAE! 0201
still JBA but probably about to turn off 6060, unless it`s now Iran in
Arabic as scheduled 1730-0230, 500 kW, 289 degrees from Zahedan for
Arabia and North Africa, but likely QRMing WRMI/RAE in Latin America
beyond. BTW, RAE continues hinting they will be getting a new SW
transmitter of their own. Other WRMI monitoring:

5010, Nov 4 at 2329, is on with algo, Fámily Radio?

9395, Nov 4 at 0100, not RAE in English when it has been, but VP M&W
talk. Oldies and BB ID late past 0200, then RAE multi-lingual opening
and theme into English now an hour later. 0256 check Qur`an ---
recognized as part of the WRMI `World Music` fill loop --- I wonder
what genuine Moslems make of this insert -- what is this passage in
mandatory Arabic about? Radio Tirana now scheduled too an hour later
at 0230, but ends early; 0258 WRMI Spanish ID and bit of music, 0259
another ID JBA, 0300, Prague theme opening English.

The WRMI skedgrid, http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs reminds us that XMTR
6, 355 degrees on 9395 runs System G until 0230 including RAE ATTW
English, and from 0230 System H with Tirana, 0300 Prague.

Also, the programs grids mostly in UT, but System G is in EDT/EST,
which accounts for the one-hour-later shift, like always happens with
System B on 9955. Yet System H is in UT, but times are now wrong,
still with Tirana at 0130 and Prague at 0200 (except for music show
pre-emptions on certain days. At least we now have Tirana unscathed at
new 2030 time M-F on 15770, which I have yet to run across.)

This shift may have edged out WORLD OF RADIO, which had been running
at 0130 UT Monday, a day off for Tirana on 9395. Now WOR is not shown
on 9395 at 0130 or 0230, which need to be monitored next week. Should
still be on 7780 at both times.

Also displayed in ET rather than UT are System C, nothing but TOMBS on
all his frequencies. And System L, very incomplete on 9455.

It would be very helpful if someone outside WRMI with plenty of spare
time, could reorganize the WRMI program skedgrids by FREQUENCY,
instead of by System --- so one could pick a frequency and see all the
programming on it in UT ONLY, no matter from what system! But this
could be problematic as the System skeds are not complete nor 100%
accurate. Yet the playback computers must know what they are supposed
to do (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490+, UT Tue Nov 5 at 0000, WBCQ is VP S6-S7, but I can
recognize the intonations of Uncle Bill, so indeed his `Melting Pot`
is getting another play as filler, 25 hours after normal airing, most
of which I missed, but by 0015 I`m hearing it well on webcast. He`s
back at 0100 UT Tue now with his othershow, `From the Isle of Music`
which includes a lot of talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. It`s way too late for a detailed JBA TA MW carrier
bandscan, Nov 5 at 0717, but a few spotchex before dozing: 774 with
beat, presumed Spains; 693, 621; and 846 which I assume is really
Kiritimati TP; rather than low-powers in Denmark, Ireland, Italy;
medium powers but too far into dayside now, Iran, Saudi, UAE, South
Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1951 UT November 5

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 3-4, 2019  View Printable Version 
Monday, November 04 2019

Hauser
WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST UPDATE

Hi Glenn, my latest Hitlist update.
https://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) Australia - Reach Beyond: Updated links to frequency and programme
schedules
2) Germany - R Marabu: Updated link to programme pages
3) Spain - REE: Updated link to current frequency schedule
3) USA - VOA: Updated links to frequency and programme pages
4) Updated UTC offset notations (due to summer time changes) for Cuba
and USA

Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be early
December. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe, UK, Nov 4)

** ALASKA. 11670, Nov 4 at 1413, I finally get around to checking KNLS
English hour scheduled here for B-19 per HFCC --- ZERO signal; so
maybe it`s really on 11760 buried under Habana as on own sked:
https://www.worldchristian.org/welcome/who-we-are/how-to-listen/

Either way it`s unlikely propagating backward across night path. NOR
as intended westward for E Asia across the dark winter night path.
They should be on 6 or maybe 7 MHz band, propagation 101. The 1200
English is also allegedly on 25m, and the other transmitter on 9665,
without contradixion: can we detect it then? zzz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 11874.977, Nov 4 at 1352, South Asian talk,
off-frequency; what`s it? HFCC shows Reach Beyond on 11875 at
1200-1400, 100 kW, 310 degrees in English. So what is it really?
Convoluted B-19 sked via Alan Roe shows this quarter hour only on
Mondays is in Urdu, 1359 closing with a .org address and off after
1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 362 kHz, Nov 4 at 0649 UT, NDB sending dash and SB. It`s
500 watts from Greater Sudbury, Ont., per dxinfocentre.com

366 kHz, Nov 4 at 0650 UT, dash and YMW, i.e. 500 watts from Maniwaki,
Quebec (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 13650, Nov 3 at 2320, Chinese music fill instead of
CRI Portuguese via CUBA, but now it`s overmodulated/distorted like so
many other such incompetent Cuban relays. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Sun Nov 3 at 2009, RHC English confirmed an hour later
than summer, 20-21 UT and still on 15140. ``Ed Newman`` is introducing
a panel discussion at some institute, with big names such as Ricardo
Alarcón, former? foreign minister, etc., two of The Cuban Five (spy
heroes, not frequencies), and Tania Hernández, who is now director of
RHC, rising from the French department. Taking questions from
audience, subject seems to be The Blockade, with usual anti-American
sentiments; in English as long as I listen for a few minutes. Seems
special rather than regular programming, could even be live.

Jean-Michel Aubier, France, elucidates on the WOR iog: ``English is
now at 2000, still on 15140, but also on 15370 from 2030 (?),
frequency which was expected to be in French. At 2030, the programme
is a speech (with translation into English). After, another speech in
Spanish (without translation). Seems to be a special programme
(Mentions of Maduro and Lula Da Silva). Arabic was aired at 1900 on
15140 followed by Creole on 15140 too (both // = live stream)`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7380, Nov 3 at 2315, RHC is off the frequency which had had
English to ``Africa`` at this late hour in A-19. Then it coincided
with English hour on tropical 5040, but that is now in Spanish; still
slightly off-frequency+plus, 5040.052 and undermodulated at 2322. As
usual however, 5040 English has latened an hour as heard at 0001 Nov 4
repeating the Blockade discussion aired earlier at 2000 on 15140.

So what has become of the second English broadcast of the day? Nothing
now on previous frequencies 9720 or 11880. Could have shifted one hour
*earlier*, opposite of what one would expect post-DST, as in previous
winters to be at 2200-2300 somewhere. Need to search for it then.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 17800 & 17825, Nov 4 at 1507, JBA AM carriers, as yacht
weather for Mini Transat racers from Gran Canaria to Martinique has
resumed since Nov 2, now on higher band for greater distances from
Issoudun. One of them supposed to be in DRM, but I have AM carriers on
both and too weak to detect DRM noise, surely none as it does not mix
with AM. 1522 quite better at S8 and S7 respectively, YL in French.
Better than 17775 KVOH. There is also supposed to be some English, and
altho registered a full hour, winds up long before then; and maybe
long before Nov 30 if all go well (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** IRAN. 9835, Nov 4 at 1404, S2-S7 carrier with flutter, open or JBM?
At first hoped Malaysia could be back but scheduled at 1320-1420 is
VIRI Sirjan in Russian also USwards (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11540, Nov 4 at 1345, SW Asian music, S3-S5, SAH
from two stations, no doubt the Kurdo-Turco radio war, only active
frequency around here at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. 9985.035, Nov 4 at 1356 song in English,
Carly? 1400 VOA jingle, and Korean, fair-good. Only 9985 is USAGM
scheduled 13-22 UT via SAIPAN: another off-frequency (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. 11855.036, Nov 4 at 1347, sounds like S
Asian discussion about Pakistan and Kashmir, S9-S7, 1350 brief bit in
English about same. Aoki/NDXC and HFCC say 11855 this hour only is RFA
Tibetan via SAIPAN; which is typically inexact in frequency (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 774 kHz, Nov 4 at 0554 during JBA TA MW carrier search, this
is strongest and bearing some audio; at 0601 sounds like Castilian
intonation, YL talking and some music; 0628 still talk, 0630
timesignal typical on half-hours from RNE1. Except for some very low
power UKs, the RNE1 synchros on 774 are the only signals in W Europe,
eight of them ranging from 100 kW Valencia down to 10 kW at four
locations, adding up to 270 kW. Since I was hearing a beat, at least
one of them must be slightly off-frequency. 774 is also just about the
best split, near evenly with nothing big on 770, but plenty splash
from 780 WBBM, even tuning LSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 9940, Nov 4 at 1403, HSK9 with news in English, S4-S7
with flutter, not very good but better than nothing on the so-called N
American service on 13750 at 0000-0330; 1400-1430 & 1230-1300 on 9940
are for SE Asia/Australia, 250 kW, 132 degrees. No CCI or ACI here,
unlike ex-9390. We should try for the temporary? English at 1300-1315
which is at 55 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 15745, Nov 4 at 1341, unknown language marred by
modulation drop-outs, S5-S8. Only HFCC/Aoki listee is RFA Bod/Tibetan
via TAJIKISTAN; but no jamming heard here. Off after 1400 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Nov 3 at 2310, NO signal from VOT English to N
America; but 2331 recheck now it`s on with song, S8-S9; 2352 music, I
guess it`s their nondescript ``interval signal``, from 2356
interrupted about twice a minute for IDs in GERMAN, and sure enough
stays on air with 5+1 timesignal 2.5 seconds late past 0000 UT Nov 4,
and opening German hour, ``Hier ist die Stimme der Türkei``. Don`t
know how much longer stayed on, but often a foulup as German may be
available on their program feed from Ankara to Emirler but NOT
supposed to go on SW at this time. If this ever happen on Saturday
into UT Sunday, will collide with weekly Mighty Farty KBC via Germany,
which is obviously willing to risk it by repeatedly choosing 5960 in
winters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 379 kHz, Nov 4 at 0652 UT, ND beacon RUE. It`s 25 watts from
Russellville, Arkansas. I was tuned to 380. See also CANADA for two
more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2006 monitoring: WoR on IRRS 7290 kHz
Saturday now --- Alan Gale, England, reports at 1903 UT Sat Nov 2:

``Hi Glenn, [7290 Romania] IRRS has just come on air at 1900 UT, and
the first programme on is World of Radio, so it looks like Saturday
evening is the new slot for your show now``

I reply: ``Alan, Good, but sked does not show it, rather vague:

https://www.nexus.org/member-services/radio-and-tv/schedules/saturday-program-schedule/
May be one of the ``random`` times, so need to see if it continue.``

``Hi Glenn, It seems to be a bit truncated too, it switched to another
programme around 1918 UT. I seem to recall they used to do something
similar once before, and it was mainly in A-19 when it
became a regular in the 1815 - 1845 slot on Mondays. The programme
that followed it tonight was called Global Voice or something like
that, sounded like some sort of podcast. I listen most evenings if I'm
in so I'll keep monitoring it. Alan``

And again on Sunday, from Alan Roe, Teddington UK: ``ITALY [non]. An
unscheduled partial airing of World of Radio being heard today (Sunday
3 November) in progress on tune-in at 1949 UT on 7290 kHz, with items
on China and Cuba and cutting of just before 2000 when IRRS
signed-off. I guess WOR must have started at around 1945``

Configured as it is with unrelated items in alfabetical order, I know
it must be tempting to air fragments of WOR as filler, but I would
rather the show be aired complete or not at all. A little schedule
juggling should find continuous 29-minute slots for it (gh)

Still maladjusting to Standard Time (but which should be always), I
miss checking the Sun 2130 and UT Mon 0130 airings of WOR on WRMI,
which are presumed to continue at the same UTs. Expect soon to have
results of Richard Langley`s regular recording/monitoring of 7780
Sunday evenings.

Confirmed UT Monday November 4 at 0230 WRMI 7780, JBA.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 4 starting at 0400 (ex-0300) on Area 51
webcast, and at 0422 check of WBCQ 5130-, S9-S8 but noisy.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 4 after 0430 (ex-0330) on WRMI webcast, and
poor S5-S7 at 0446 check of 9955.

Also confirmed Monday Nov 4 at 1902 on IRRS 7290, well underway so
maybe started close to 1900; no connexion to UTwente, so I get to it
via OH5AE SDR in Finland. Need AM Narrow or LSB due to heavy splash
from 7295. Audio is skipping, hope an output rather than input problem
at OH5AE. Hope; assume the whole WOR play at this time. Next:

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [ex-2100] to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
[now updated for standard season]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 6060, Sun Nov 3 at 2312, NO signal yet from WRMI
as planned from Oct 28, then delayed until Nov 4; and still on 5800 VP
with talk, SMTV? Ex-4980. 0002 Nov 4 recheck, still on 5800 and no
6060. However I do have a JBA carrier on 6060, which per latest HFCC
could be Iran in Arabic, or CNR from CDU site in China (not keyed in
WRTH 2019 tables; Chengdu?).

The open question is whether Arnie will reactivate 6060 for RHC`s
delayed B-19 sked, after unceremoniously dropping it early in the A-19
season. The WRMI skedgrid shows 5800 at 21-24, and 6060 only at 00-02.
The reason for WRMI choosing it is to ``reactivate`` an old General
Pacheco frequency when RAE was direct from Argentina, with the Spanish
relay already retimed to 0100-0200 Tue-Sat, instead of 2200-2300 M-F
on 5010, but in the first week should have been on 5800, when we heard
only dead air. Maybe all this will be sorted out by Nov 4 into UT Nov
5? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.07, Sunday Nov 3 at 2326, tail end of `Uncle Bill`s
Melting Pot` via WBCQ, S9/+10. Hope like last week he will get a
secret repeat 25 hours later, which now would be 0000 UT Tuesday
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, Sunday November 3 at 2325, very poor open carrier,
S7-S9, presumably WWRB but much weaker than normal. Has always been
unclear what time their weekend-only emissions start; but 2332 recheck
now with hymn, like Hammond organ, and 2336 undermodulated gospel
huxtress. WWRB may now use 3215 until 0200 when WWCR takes over, and
WWRB then shift to 3195 instead of using that only in the first place
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Nov 4 at 1507, JBA carrier, presumed KVOH now opening
an hour later M-F. Have the Simi Valley fires and power cuts abated?
Program sked still as of Sept 1
http://voiceofhope.com/schedule/kvoh_program_grid.pdf
so not updated for standard time, but DX shows should now be at 1600
UT: M & F Frecuencia al Dia; Sat Wavescan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1560 & 1520, replies to my log of KGOW and not KYND:

``Glenn, KYND is still off. Haven't heard anything out of them since
September 24. Also KGOW still using its night site during the daytime,
at least all the times I have checked recently (Stephen Luce, Houston,
Texas, 2206 UT Nov 3, WOR iog via DXLD)``

``I don't see anything at the FCC website where KYND has applied for
any type of STA (Special Temporary Authority) to be silent (Bob
Biermann, WRMI, ibid.)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 5930, Nov 4 at 1437, undermodulated talk past 1507.
Aoki/NDXC and HFCC show it`s Vatican News/Radio at 1430-1530 in
Hindi/Tamil/Malalayam, 250 kW due west via Tinang, PHILIPPINES;
violating Separation of Church and State (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TA conditions must be VG, as earlier Mark Connelly in MA
reported Syria ``inbooming`` (where did he get that?) on 783 kHz. Too
late for that now, but at 0550-0600 I decide to perform a JBA MW
carrier search on the R-75 with E/W longwire, and find plenty of them:
531, 549, 558(2), 567, 585(2), 595.9, 621, 639, 684, 693(2), 711, 729,
738, 747, 756, 774(2: See SPAIN), 801, 837, 882, 909, 936(2), 954, 963
(both sides of my 960 local), 999, 1053, 1062, 1089, 1125(2), 1134,
1215, 1305, 1566 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1916 UT November 4

 

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