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GREECE Athens, Zakynthos and Thessaloniki remote SDR rx log - Febr 14.  View Printable Version 
Monday, February 17 2020

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Wolfie, very nice report. Once I detected Kossuth R. on 540 kHz via the Thessaloniki SDR and I became surprised to hear back the station in good quality at around 16-18 UT on a winter day in the past.

I'd like to take 1-2 notes/corrections to your log.

1251even kHz: Radio Szombathely does not exist anymore. It was the Hungarian state-owned radio's regional studio in Szombathely but these regional programmes were destroyed by the ultranationalist-xenophobic, backward-looking FIDESZ-KDNP coalition which took power in 2010 with the authorisation of Hungarian voters. These regional programmes were transformed into a centrally managed Dankó Rádió which broadcasts operett (but not opera which are on Bartók R. only on FM), Hungarian folk-type songs but not folk (it is called Magyar Nóta), some folk music, then world music. Dankó Rádió is managed from Budapest from the studios of the Hungarian state-owned radio. Regional Studio's staff were either transferred to Budapest into the staff of Kossuth R. or were sacked. Some of them became fed up and went to another organisation voluntarily. Dankó R. did not employ them. Dankó R. have its own small staff. It has its own news reader but the news are coming from the central news desk of the state-owned radio.
Now, 1116, 1251 kHz transmits Dankó R. The transmitter sites remained the same. 1116 Miskolc, and Mosonmagyaróvár; 1251 Nyíregyháza and Szombathely.
Dankó R. also transmits on FM too.
If you compare Dankó R. with another station, the right comparison is with the Antena Satelor folk music channel in Romania. Dankó's genre are more diverse but its style is oldish, it is for old people and not for the young, it is like to be in a museum. But Antena Satelor is very dinamic: the presenters are fresh, vivid, dinamically presenting themselves, it is for Romanian folk-music loving youngsters too.
If you ask what is the problem, the main problem is with the folk-music concept here in Hungary. Folk music singers are required to sing like an old lady. The most painful part is when you suffer to hear how an 15 year-old girl is forced to sing like a 70 year-old lady. Really painful to listen, it is like a terror act. In neighbouring countries (Romania, Serbia, etc.) the folk music-singing concept is different. They say that "it shall come from your heart": an 15 year-old girl shall sing like an 15 year-old one but not as a 70 year-old woman with 70 year-long life experience. Once the general public had to see the differences: at least those who visited a travel expo organized together with the Africa Expo here in Budapest. On the main stage there were a Hungarian folk music group singing. They - ofcourse - received clappings after their programme. But soon after them the Romanian folk group came. The girls were fashionably dressed in traditional Romanian folk costume, they danced very well, oh, certainly, they were beautiful, they were those whom you put onto the window. Their country's exhibition stand were also big, smartly established, well-designed, better than ours. It was not a mistake why they received a warm ovation from us and bigger clapping after their programme. I know because I was present as a first-time visitor. I wanted to see the Africa Exhibition originally which wasn't as good as I expected.

1314even, 1458.001, 1529.998, 1530.010 kHz Constanta:
where I assume:

1314even:
ROU - SRR Antena Satelor programme, Valu lui Traian (Constanţa) (14 kW) - 24h in
Romanian;

1458.001:
ROU - SRR Radio România Actualităţi programme, Constanţa (Techirghiol) (50) -
24h in Romanian

1529.998:
ROU - SRR Radio Constanţa, Nufăru (Releul Delta) (14).

I'm not sure if you received another Romanian station on 1530.010 or it was a non-romanian station. Here in Hungary in the evenings it is possible to receive 2 romanian stations on 1530 kHz and I never tried to separate them on decimal frequency.
So:
ROU - SRR Radio România Actualităţi, Rădăuţi (14) - 24h in Romanian.
Source: the former EMWG list from 2016. It is old but if the frequency designation in Romania haven't changed, these above-written stations are the most likely for what you heard. Maybe the transmitting power were changed.

863.998: I think it was:
EGY - ERTU Quran al-Karim, Santah (500).
This freq goes better into Europe than the 819 kHz Batrah transmitter of ERTU general programme. I can hear this in late nights here in my apartment here in Budapest.

1503.001 EGY ERTU Koran El Arish in Arabic:
I'd like to note that this is the ERTU's El Arish regional studios. It not only broadcast koranic programmes, only some segments are Koranic. Why worth-mentioning El Arish? It is the center of the North Sinai province of Egypt and a hot-bed of attacks between security forces and North Sinai terrorists.
El Arish cannot be heard in Hungary, I heard it on an Israeli SDR in 2015 for the first time in my life.

Tibor Gaal
Budapest, Hungary


<WOR@groups.io>, ezt írta:

GREECE and surrounding

here my Febr 14 this 09.55 - 10.40 UT morning log,
also 14-16 UT this afternoon,
taken on various remote SDR rxs in Athen, Thessaloniki,
and Zakynthos Island too.

558even ROU SRR Tirgu Jiu, Romanian, S=9+10dB at 14.43 UT on Febr 14.
576even BUL Bulgarian Radio Bulg. from Vidin site, S=9+10dB at 14.43 UT..
729.012 GRC ERA Net ERA 1 Proto MW program via Athens Lakonias Street,
see
<https://goo.gl/maps/CQFUonjyV7szyHxd7>

Tremendous S=9+55dB or -20dBm powerhouse signal noted in Athens.
20 kHz wide audio block visible on screen. Talk px at 09.55 UT.
791.998 GRC Carrier only likely local S=9+55dB tremendous signal 14.40UT
827.998 GRC Scheduled Studio 24 / 54 ? acc different print in WRTH 2020.
Athens-GRC. Empty carrier of S=9+45dB at 09.57 UT and 14.04 UT.
855.018 ROU SRR Bucarest, Romanian, S=9+10dB at 14.03 UT.
863.998 UNID S=4-5 at 14.04 UT.
918.002 GRC UNID Pirate private? station. S=9+35dB powerful at 09.58 UT..
936.002 UNID at 14.05 UT
944.999 GRC Radio 'Mousikos Episkeptis' Athens, exciting music
mix program at 09.59 UT at S=9+25dB strength level.
US Free Jazz lady singer in performance,
then followed by TELSTAR guitar instrumental piece,
and at 10.40 UT into Greek Folk Music play ... "Mona Lisa" and
other songs of the 60ties at 14.06 UT.
953.998 GRC Folk mx S=9+35dB at 14.07 and 14.35 UT.
970.988 GRC Empty carrier at 14.10 UT, S=9+35dB, and WHISTLE tone
mixture of 1012 Hertz interference distance against
972even GRC UNID Pirate private station. S=9+35dB powerful at 09.59 UT.
moody Greek folk music lady singer, moody like Fado music ...
1007.995 GRC ERA Net ERA 1 Proto MW program via Kerkira center.
S=9+30dB on Zakynthos Island in western Greece.
S=6 or -88dBm in Athens capital at 10.02 / 10.39 UT on Febr 14.
1027.044 GRC variable fq up and down, UNID Pirate mx station,
S=6 or -88dBm in Athens capital at 10.04 UT.
1044.003 GRC? empty carrier of tremendous S=9+45dB strength at 14.12 UT.
1062.001 ITA Rai Italian program, likely from Catania site. S=5-6.
1100.150 ... variable up to x.600 GRC Greek singer sweet song selection
at 14.14 UT S=9+35dB powerhouse in Athens. Also another against
1100.933 UNID stn.
1106.987 GRC R 322 Athens, acc WRTH 2020 file on page #219. Folk music.
Powerhouse signal at 10.05 and 14.15 UT, S=9+40dB strength,
30 kHz wideband audio.
1130.168 ??? Pirate station ? 10.37 UT.
1152.010 ROU SRR Cluj Napoca Romanian, S=9+20dB at 14.16 UT 1179 kHz
1178.992 ROU SRR Bacau Galbeni Romanina, S=9+15dB at 14.17 UT
1188.008 GRC R Nicolaos Elata heard Greek folk mx at 10.06 & 14.18 UT,
S=9+30dB and
1188even HNG Hungarian R Marcali, also 14.28 UT on Zakynthos S=9.
1196.989 ROU SRR Brasov Bod likely, 14.29 UT in likely regional Hungarian
1224.302 GRC? probably Greek Pirate radio station, played folk mx.
Variable fq of .286 ... .302 kHz. S=9+10dB strength.
1232.409 ??? Pirate station, tiny S=4 at 10.34 UT, variable fq .400 -.500
1251even HNG Hungarian Radio Szombathely, S=7 at 14.52 UT.
1256.988 GRC Empty carrier, no audio, S=9+35dB at 14.46 UT.
1286.998 GRC? Only empty carrier of S=9+25dB power on air, already 10.06UT
at 14.46 UT noted instrumental orchestra saxophone solo mx.
1304.996 GRC Likely ERA Net ERA 1 Proto MW program via Tripoli-GRC.
Balkan flute mx at 10.07 & 14.47 UT,
S=9+5 in Athens and on Zakynthos Island.
1314even ROU SRR Constanta in Romanian, S=9+10dB at 14.48 UT.
1322.996 ROU Likely SRR Targu Mures ?, S=9+10dB at 14.49 UT.
1331.998 ??? UNID weak and tiny S=4 at 10.18 UT. see
ROU SRR Galati in Romanian. S=9+10dB at 15.00 UT.
1341.996 much odd frequency
GRC Star Radio Athens, S=9+5dB poor at 10.08 and 14.57 UT.
also odd Arabic Egyptian songs of the 60ties, on 1341 kHz.
1403.998 ROU SRR Sighetul Mares, Romanian at 14.56 UT.
1413even MDA Pridnestrovie Grigoriopol program, tiny at 10.20 UT.
1421.995 ROU RRA Olanesti, Romanian, S=8 at 15.02 UT on Febr 14.
1458.001 ROU SRR Constanta, fluttery signal at 15.03 UT at S=7-8 level.
1494even MDA likely Romanian/Moldavian program, tiny at 10.21 UT.
At 15.05 UT echo effect mixture of both Moldavian outlets from
Edinet and Cahul locations, S=9+5dB.
1503.001 EGY ERTU Koran El Arish in Arabic, S=5-6 at 15.06 UT.
and UNID stn string 1502.861 kHz.
1521even ARS SBA Duba, high power stn, S=9+15dB in Athens, 15.07 UT
1529.998 ROU SRR S=9+10dB at 15.08 UT, 12 kHz wide signal, and
1530.010 UNID stn string too.
1539even GRC Greek Voreihos Ios Thessaloniki stn, S=8 in Zakynthos isl.
1548even GRC UNIDentified Greek mx progr at 15.09 UT, but only S=7.
1548even KWT USAGM relay of Radio Sawa Kuwait. S=9 at 15.24 UT.
1557.010 ??? UNID stn S=7-8 at 10.12 UT on Febr 14. Italy pirate?
1558.200 GRC variable amateurish fq, Greek mx at 15.25 UT, S=6.
1565.981 GRC Greek folk mx, S=8-9 at 15.27 UT.
1575even ITA Rai R Uno Genua likely ?, poor S=5 at 15.29 UT.
1583.954 GRC Ilida Radio, Kastro Amaliada <info -at- ilida911.gr>
Powerhouse S=9+40dB at local Zakynthos Island. 10.23 UT.
1592.921 UNID Arabic sce.
1592.994 & 1592.986 kHz ROU SRR Oradea / Sibiu and others,
likely Hungarian dom sce at 15.10 UT.
9 different strings visible at 15.35 UT.
1601.974 and 1602even kHz two peak GRC Greek folk mx at 15.44 UT S=6.
1610.992 Pirate stn 15.11 UT.
1619.996 & 1620.122 kHz two peaks Pirate stn 15.12 UT. Greek mx 15.45 UT
1621.822 Pirate stn 10.25 UT
1624.998 whistle tone at 15.27 UT. GRC Greek mx at 15.46 UT S=9+5dB.
1639.954 GRC Greek pirate mx station 15.38 UT.
1643.129 Pirate stn 10.26 UT, variable fq .080 ... .130 kHz.
1649.991 Greek pirate stn at 15.16 UT, S=9+10dB.
Professional program design, S=9+20dB at 15.40 UT.
1659.843 GRC Variable fq, roarer Greek speech like, the Greek lovely
sweet songs, S=9+5dB at 15.48 UT.
1659.990 GRC Two Greek radio programs, - fight each other ? -
against
1660.027 GRC too.
1669.997 GRC Greek talk powerful S=9+30dB signal at 15.42 UT.
Hopped / wandered to 1670.007 kHz.
1689.996 GRC Greek folk mx S=9 at 15.43 UT, variable frequency
move, wandered up to 1690.086 kHz ...

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 14)

GREECE Apparently ERT will no longer confirm reports.

They sent a response to the report for receiving ERA 1 Proto Programma
at 729 kHz:

Dear Mr. Dmitry Elagin,
Thank you for your message. The broadcasting center from which you receive
the signal on the AM band at frequency of 729 kHz,
is at MPOGIATI ATTIKIS GREECE. Mr. Gazidellis has retired.
Best regards,
Milia Kotsioni-GRC, E-mail: <diktio -at- ert.gr>
(DE - Dmitry Elagin, Saratov-RUS, deneb-radio-dx
via RUSdx #1067 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 9)

729 kHz GRC location at Athens Lakonias Street, see Google.Maps at
<https://goo.gl/maps/CQFUonjyV7szyHxd7>


btw. Nice daytime signals too:
Hungarian and Polish nationals may hear listen their MW 540 and LW 225 kHz
radio outlets during holiday making on the Korfu beaches. wb.


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GREECE Athens, Zakynthos and Thessaloniki remote SDR rx log - Febr 14.  View Printable Version 
Monday, February 17 2020

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hungaroboy kirjoitti 17.2.2020 klo 1:23:


1529.998, 1530.010 kHz Constanta:
where I assume:

1529.998:
ROU - SRR Radio Constanţa, Nufăru (Releul Delta) (14).

So it is really Nufăru, not Nufărul, which is a place near Oradea almost
on the opposite side of the country. Earlier this was listed as Mahmudia.

I'm not sure if you received another Romanian station on 1530.010 or it was a non-romanian station. Here in Hungary in the evenings it is possible to receive 2 romanian stations on 1530 kHz and I never tried to separate them on decimal frequency.

So:
ROU - SRR Radio România Actualităţi, Rădăuţi (14) - 24h in Romanian.
Earlier listed as Mihaileni. Here in Finland I can hear this in winter
even at midday. This is on 1529.998 kHz and it is always stronger than
R. Constanţa on 1530.010 kHz, I wonder why.

1503.001 EGY ERTU Koran El Arish in Arabic:
I'd like to note that this is the ERTU's El Arish regional studios. It not only broadcast koranic programmes, only some segments are Koranic.

I think that was earlier, now I have heard only Koran prgr.

Mauno

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Budapest, Hungary


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GREECE Athens, Zakynthos and Thessaloniki remote SDR rx log - Febr 14.  View Printable Version 
Monday, February 17 2020

Logs
Wolfie, very nice report. Once I detected Kossuth R. on 540 kHz via the Thessaloniki SDR and I became surprised to hear back the station in good quality at around 16-18 UT on a winter day in the past.

I'd like to take 1-2 notes/corrections to your log.

1251even kHz: Radio Szombathely does not exist anymore. It was the Hungarian state-owned radio's regional studio in Szombathely but these regional programmes were destroyed by the ultranationalist-xenophobic, backward-looking FIDESZ-KDNP coalition which took power in 2010 with the authorisation of Hungarian voters. These regional programmes were transformed into a centrally managed Dankó Rádió which broadcasts operett (but not opera which are on Bartók R. only on FM), Hungarian folk-type songs but not folk (it is called Magyar Nóta), some folk music, then world music. Dankó Rádió is managed from Budapest from the studios of the Hungarian state-owned radio. Regional Studio's staff were either transferred to Budapest into the staff of Kossuth R. or were sacked. Some of them became fed up and went to another organisation voluntarily. Dankó R. did not employ them. Dankó R. have its own small staff. It has its own news reader but the news are coming from the central news desk of the state-owned radio.
Now, 1116, 1251 kHz transmits Dankó R. The transmitter sites remained the same. 1116 Miskolc, and Mosonmagyaróvár; 1251 Nyíregyháza and Szombathely.
Dankó R. also transmits on FM too.
If you compare Dankó R. with another station, the right comparison is with the Antena Satelor folk music channel in Romania. Dankó's genre are more diverse but its style is oldish, it is for old people and not for the young, it is like to be in a museum. But Antena Satelor is very dinamic: the presenters are fresh, vivid, dinamically presenting themselves, it is for Romanian folk-music loving youngsters too.
If you ask what is the problem, the main problem is with the folk-music concept here in Hungary. Folk music singers are required to sing like an old lady. The most painful part is when you suffer to hear how an 15 year-old girl is forced to sing like a 70 year-old lady. Really painful to listen, it is like a terror act. In neighbouring countries (Romania, Serbia, etc.) the folk music-singing concept is different. They say that "it shall come from your heart": an 15 year-old girl shall sing like an 15 year-old one but not as a 70 year-old woman with 70 year-long life experience. Once the general public had to see the differences: at least those who visited a travel expo organized together with the Africa Expo here in Budapest. On the main stage there were a Hungarian folk music group singing. They - ofcourse - received clappings after their programme. But soon after them the Romanian folk group came. The girls were fashionably dressed in traditional Romanian folk costume, they danced very well, oh, certainly, they were beautiful, they were those whom you put onto the window. Their country's exhibition stand were also big, smartly established, well-designed, better than ours. It was not a mistake why they received a warm ovation from us and bigger clapping after their programme. I know because I was present as a first-time visitor. I wanted to see the Africa Exhibition originally which wasn't as good as I expected.

1314even, 1458.001, 1529.998, 1530.010 kHz Constanta:
where I assume:

1314even:
ROU - SRR Antena Satelor programme, Valu lui Traian (Constanţa) (14 kW) - 24h in
Romanian;

1458.001:
ROU - SRR Radio România Actualităţi programme, Constanţa (Techirghiol) (50) -
24h in Romanian

1529.998:
ROU - SRR Radio Constanţa, Nufăru (Releul Delta) (14).

I'm not sure if you received another Romanian station on 1530.010 or it was a non-romanian station. Here in Hungary in the evenings it is possible to receive 2 romanian stations on 1530 kHz and I never tried to separate them on decimal frequency.
So:
ROU - SRR Radio România Actualităţi, Rădăuţi (14) - 24h in Romanian.
Source: the former EMWG list from 2016. It is old but if the frequency designation in Romania haven't changed, these above-written stations are the most likely for what you heard. Maybe the transmitting power were changed.

863.998: I think it was:
EGY - ERTU Quran al-Karim, Santah (500).
This freq goes better into Europe than the 819 kHz Batrah transmitter of ERTU general programme. I can hear this in late nights here in my apartment here in Budapest.

1503.001 EGY ERTU Koran El Arish in Arabic:
I'd like to note that this is the ERTU's El Arish regional studios. It not only broadcast koranic programmes, only some segments are Koranic. Why worth-mentioning El Arish? It is the center of the North Sinai province of Egypt and a hot-bed of attacks between security forces and North Sinai terrorists.
El Arish cannot be heard in Hungary, I heard it on an Israeli SDR in 2015 for the first time in my life.

Tibor Gaal
Budapest, Hungary


<WOR@groups.io>, ezt írta:

GREECE and surrounding

here my Febr 14 this 09.55 - 10.40 UT morning log,
also 14-16 UT this afternoon,
taken on various remote SDR rxs in Athen, Thessaloniki,
and Zakynthos Island too.

558even ROU SRR Tirgu Jiu, Romanian, S=9+10dB at 14.43 UT on Febr 14.
576even BUL Bulgarian Radio Bulg. from Vidin site, S=9+10dB at 14.43 UT..
729.012 GRC ERA Net ERA 1 Proto MW program via Athens Lakonias Street,
see
<https://goo.gl/maps/CQFUonjyV7szyHxd7>

Tremendous S=9+55dB or -20dBm powerhouse signal noted in Athens.
20 kHz wide audio block visible on screen. Talk px at 09.55 UT.
791.998 GRC Carrier only likely local S=9+55dB tremendous signal 14.40UT
827.998 GRC Scheduled Studio 24 / 54 ? acc different print in WRTH 2020.
Athens-GRC. Empty carrier of S=9+45dB at 09.57 UT and 14.04 UT.
855.018 ROU SRR Bucarest, Romanian, S=9+10dB at 14.03 UT.
863.998 UNID S=4-5 at 14.04 UT.
918.002 GRC UNID Pirate private? station. S=9+35dB powerful at 09.58 UT..
936.002 UNID at 14.05 UT
944.999 GRC Radio 'Mousikos Episkeptis' Athens, exciting music
mix program at 09.59 UT at S=9+25dB strength level.
US Free Jazz lady singer in performance,
then followed by TELSTAR guitar instrumental piece,
and at 10.40 UT into Greek Folk Music play ... "Mona Lisa" and
other songs of the 60ties at 14.06 UT.
953.998 GRC Folk mx S=9+35dB at 14.07 and 14.35 UT.
970.988 GRC Empty carrier at 14.10 UT, S=9+35dB, and WHISTLE tone
mixture of 1012 Hertz interference distance against
972even GRC UNID Pirate private station. S=9+35dB powerful at 09.59 UT.
moody Greek folk music lady singer, moody like Fado music ...
1007.995 GRC ERA Net ERA 1 Proto MW program via Kerkira center.
S=9+30dB on Zakynthos Island in western Greece.
S=6 or -88dBm in Athens capital at 10.02 / 10.39 UT on Febr 14.
1027.044 GRC variable fq up and down, UNID Pirate mx station,
S=6 or -88dBm in Athens capital at 10.04 UT.
1044.003 GRC? empty carrier of tremendous S=9+45dB strength at 14.12 UT.
1062.001 ITA Rai Italian program, likely from Catania site. S=5-6.
1100.150 ... variable up to x.600 GRC Greek singer sweet song selection
at 14.14 UT S=9+35dB powerhouse in Athens. Also another against
1100.933 UNID stn.
1106.987 GRC R 322 Athens, acc WRTH 2020 file on page #219. Folk music.
Powerhouse signal at 10.05 and 14.15 UT, S=9+40dB strength,
30 kHz wideband audio.
1130.168 ??? Pirate station ? 10.37 UT.
1152.010 ROU SRR Cluj Napoca Romanian, S=9+20dB at 14.16 UT 1179 kHz
1178.992 ROU SRR Bacau Galbeni Romanina, S=9+15dB at 14.17 UT
1188.008 GRC R Nicolaos Elata heard Greek folk mx at 10.06 & 14.18 UT,
S=9+30dB and
1188even HNG Hungarian R Marcali, also 14.28 UT on Zakynthos S=9.
1196.989 ROU SRR Brasov Bod likely, 14.29 UT in likely regional Hungarian
1224.302 GRC? probably Greek Pirate radio station, played folk mx.
Variable fq of .286 ... .302 kHz. S=9+10dB strength.
1232.409 ??? Pirate station, tiny S=4 at 10.34 UT, variable fq .400 -.500
1251even HNG Hungarian Radio Szombathely, S=7 at 14.52 UT.
1256.988 GRC Empty carrier, no audio, S=9+35dB at 14.46 UT.
1286.998 GRC? Only empty carrier of S=9+25dB power on air, already 10.06UT
at 14.46 UT noted instrumental orchestra saxophone solo mx.
1304.996 GRC Likely ERA Net ERA 1 Proto MW program via Tripoli-GRC.
Balkan flute mx at 10.07 & 14.47 UT,
S=9+5 in Athens and on Zakynthos Island.
1314even ROU SRR Constanta in Romanian, S=9+10dB at 14.48 UT.
1322.996 ROU Likely SRR Targu Mures ?, S=9+10dB at 14.49 UT.
1331.998 ??? UNID weak and tiny S=4 at 10.18 UT. see
ROU SRR Galati in Romanian. S=9+10dB at 15.00 UT.
1341.996 much odd frequency
GRC Star Radio Athens, S=9+5dB poor at 10.08 and 14.57 UT.
also odd Arabic Egyptian songs of the 60ties, on 1341 kHz.
1403.998 ROU SRR Sighetul Mares, Romanian at 14.56 UT.
1413even MDA Pridnestrovie Grigoriopol program, tiny at 10.20 UT.
1421.995 ROU RRA Olanesti, Romanian, S=8 at 15.02 UT on Febr 14.
1458.001 ROU SRR Constanta, fluttery signal at 15.03 UT at S=7-8 level.
1494even MDA likely Romanian/Moldavian program, tiny at 10.21 UT.
At 15.05 UT echo effect mixture of both Moldavian outlets from
Edinet and Cahul locations, S=9+5dB.
1503.001 EGY ERTU Koran El Arish in Arabic, S=5-6 at 15.06 UT.
and UNID stn string 1502.861 kHz.
1521even ARS SBA Duba, high power stn, S=9+15dB in Athens, 15.07 UT
1529.998 ROU SRR S=9+10dB at 15.08 UT, 12 kHz wide signal, and
1530.010 UNID stn string too.
1539even GRC Greek Voreihos Ios Thessaloniki stn, S=8 in Zakynthos isl.
1548even GRC UNIDentified Greek mx progr at 15.09 UT, but only S=7.
1548even KWT USAGM relay of Radio Sawa Kuwait. S=9 at 15.24 UT.
1557.010 ??? UNID stn S=7-8 at 10.12 UT on Febr 14. Italy pirate?
1558.200 GRC variable amateurish fq, Greek mx at 15.25 UT, S=6.
1565.981 GRC Greek folk mx, S=8-9 at 15.27 UT.
1575even ITA Rai R Uno Genua likely ?, poor S=5 at 15.29 UT.
1583.954 GRC Ilida Radio, Kastro Amaliada <info -at- ilida911.gr>
Powerhouse S=9+40dB at local Zakynthos Island. 10.23 UT.
1592.921 UNID Arabic sce.
1592.994 & 1592.986 kHz ROU SRR Oradea / Sibiu and others,
likely Hungarian dom sce at 15.10 UT.
9 different strings visible at 15.35 UT.
1601.974 and 1602even kHz two peak GRC Greek folk mx at 15.44 UT S=6.
1610.992 Pirate stn 15.11 UT.
1619.996 & 1620.122 kHz two peaks Pirate stn 15.12 UT. Greek mx 15.45 UT
1621.822 Pirate stn 10.25 UT
1624.998 whistle tone at 15.27 UT. GRC Greek mx at 15.46 UT S=9+5dB.
1639.954 GRC Greek pirate mx station 15.38 UT.
1643.129 Pirate stn 10.26 UT, variable fq .080 ... .130 kHz.
1649.991 Greek pirate stn at 15.16 UT, S=9+10dB.
Professional program design, S=9+20dB at 15.40 UT.
1659.843 GRC Variable fq, roarer Greek speech like, the Greek lovely
sweet songs, S=9+5dB at 15.48 UT.
1659.990 GRC Two Greek radio programs, - fight each other ? -
against
1660.027 GRC too.
1669.997 GRC Greek talk powerful S=9+30dB signal at 15.42 UT.
Hopped / wandered to 1670.007 kHz.
1689.996 GRC Greek folk mx S=9 at 15.43 UT, variable frequency
move, wandered up to 1690.086 kHz ...

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 14)

GREECE Apparently ERT will no longer confirm reports.

They sent a response to the report for receiving ERA 1 Proto Programma
at 729 kHz:

Dear Mr. Dmitry Elagin,
Thank you for your message. The broadcasting center from which you receive
the signal on the AM band at frequency of 729 kHz,
is at MPOGIATI ATTIKIS GREECE. Mr. Gazidellis has retired.
Best regards,
Milia Kotsioni-GRC, E-mail: <diktio -at- ert.gr>
(DE - Dmitry Elagin, Saratov-RUS, deneb-radio-dx
via RUSdx #1067 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 9)

729 kHz GRC location at Athens Lakonias Street, see Google.Maps at
<https://goo.gl/maps/CQFUonjyV7szyHxd7>


btw. Nice daytime signals too:
Hungarian and Polish nationals may hear listen their MW 540 and LW 225 kHz
radio outlets during holiday making on the Korfu beaches. wb.


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Glenn Hauser logs February 15-16, 2020  View Printable Version 
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** CANADA. 300 kHz, Feb 16 at 0720 UT, ND beacon dash and YIV, which
is 500 watts from Island Lake, Manitoba.

317 kHz, Feb 16 at 0722 UT, NDB dash and VC, which is 1000 watts from
La Ronge, Saskatchewan.

366 kHz, Feb 16 at 0729 UT, NDB dash and YMW, which is 500 watts from
Maniwaki, Quebec. Also two from USA, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, Feb 15 at 0717, RHC is S9+30 of dead air; 6145 S9+10/20
with sufficient English modulation; 6000 & 6100 are off; at 0721, 5040
is also S9+30 of dead air plus hum; 5025 Rebelde distorted.
Something`s always wrong at RHC/RadioCuba.

Steve Henderson, N6RHH, earlier replied: ``Hi Glenn, I always get a
chuckle out of your There's Always Something Wrong At RHC comments.
And yes I've heard some really nasty sounding transmissions. It's
amazing they turn those loose on the airwaves. But anyway I haven't
seen you mention their broadcasts on 6145. Their 10 kHz wide audio
actually sounds good. Last night they were an S9+30 here in Las
Cruces, NM. It may be their only listenable frequency these days. 73,
Steve, R-8600, Wellbrook loop`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13771, 13842-trace, 13629, 13558, Feb 15 at 1531, RHC very
distorted spurblobs from RHC 13700-AM, 71-kHz intervals. Something`s
always wrong at RHC. 13740 is still on with S9+10 of dead air.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, Sun Feb 16 at 1436, `En Contacto` in progress with a
new voice besides Marta Rios, outroed as Luis Alberto Santander, if I
read my scribble correctly. Lots of fluff with bits about Cuban radio
history, yawn, and no Arnie until 1445 via impressive fibre-optic
hookup to his home. Arnie is getting harder and harder to understand,
mumbling rapidly. Give the man an extra minute so he can slow down!
This time something about hams helping out forest fire-fighters (now?
in Cuba?), and no sunspots for 13 days.

Once this is over, at 1451 I check around 13700 for spurs --- and they
are everywhere! Instead of 66-70 kHz intervals, first one found is
circa 13732, only 32 kHz away, but it`s wobbly, soon up to 13744, or
is that another one? Also 13785, 13833, 13870, 13922, 13968, but there
is a lot of hash in between them. Another check at 1454, circa: 13744,
13655, 13615, 13566, 13523, i.e. mostly 44-45 kHz intervals. Very
ill-defined and none of them with readable audio in FM or AM.
Fundamental 13740 is already off so not in the way. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR [and non]. 17570, Feb 15 at 2000, poor signal with music
and language, scheduled AWR in ``Mos``, 250 kW at 295 degrees, so
favoring us beyond and at this hour is the Only Signal On Band.

Also circa 2000, I keep checking 17550-AM whether there be even a
trace of Kuwait staring a 4-hour Arabic service for central and
western North America, supposedly 365 days a year but only makes it
circasummer. Is it really on the air every day? Not a trace. Need to
check remote in Europe, but may not even reach there since it`s
starting out in the middle of their night: rather inept frequency
management (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17895.0, Feb 15 at 1449, Qur`an at S7-S9. Spring/MUF
is looking up as hardly a JBA carrier from this all winter. No signal
on 17705 which is supposed to run at 12-15 like 17895, but General
program. Also 17615.065, always off+frequency, Qur`an same level as
17895, S7-S9. If anything make it on 16m, these do, would be the OSOBs
except for JBAC 17885 Mali, but still the SSOBs.

17895 is registered 12-15, 500 kW at 295 degrees; 17705 same at 310
degrees would be USward; 17615 at 13-16, 190 degrees.

15435, Feb 15 at 1458, Qur`an here is better than usual, S7-S9;
13710+, Feb 15 at 1534, more Qur`an, this one commonly heard and
always slightly off+frequency.

This MUF map showed only 13 MHz between there and here:
https://qrznow.com/real-time-band-conditions/

Before I checked 16m, I had one unID phoneham on 18142-USB at 1446, so
I knew there was some propagation, but probably not HZ1AB = Hot
Ziggity One American Boy, QSLed sesquidecades ago (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Sat Feb 15, carrier on only a few sex before *2300,
whew, so English to us succeeds. Still starts with canned sign-on
giving WRONG English sked info, for A-season! Only a sesquimonth to go
before it`s right again, barring any further changes. I.e. at 1830,
2030, 22-23 on 9830, 15520 at 1930-2030 instead of 1630 instead of
1730, 03-04 on 9515, 06-07 on 6165 --- the last one would have been
local time, axually was at 03-04 UT, same time as on 9515! Yet
advisory at end of announcement that news is pre-recorded during the
23-00 and 04-05 broadcasts, which *are* the correct winter times.

No one ever notices all these mistakes; evidently same announcer comes
on non-live with the olds. I resume at 2322-2333 for his `Letterbox`,
very ad-hoc as if he is opening mail for first time rather than
scripted; from Philippines, Xingyang for first time, Java, more than
one each from India and Russia, finally Lithuania. Only name I
recognize is Anatoly Klepov, Moskva. Some write to English service,
lacking another common language. Nothing from W Europe or N America!
He says ``thank you, thank you`` to everyone, more to answer but out
of time. Closes saying would be back in two weeks, altho this has been
showing up every Saturday - repeats? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 329 kHz, Feb 16 at 0723 UT, ND beacon PMV, which is 25 watts
from Plattsmouth, Nebraska.

342 kHz, Feb 16 at 0726 UT, NDB PFT, 25 watts from Pine Creek - Piney,
Minnesota. The F and T without a space so it seemed like a 5-character
letter! Later figured must be this. Also three from CANADA, q.v.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 414 kHz, Feb 15 at 0732, ND beacon SD, which is 40 watts
from Sioux City, Iowa; was tuned to 412-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2021 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov,
Bulgaria, reports: ``Fair signal of World of Radio#2021 and Shortwave
Radiogram#139 on February 15
1300-1330 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg WeEu Sat World of Radio #2021
1330-1400 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg WeEu Sat Shortwave Radiogram``

WOR 2021 also confirmed UT Sunday Feb 16 at 0429 UT on WA0RCR,
1860-AM, MO, VG S9+20/30, about 7 minutes into so started circa 0422,
closer to nominal 0415-. Next:

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 9395
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania?
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

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

** U S A. 9330.0, Feb 16 at 1917, S9+10/20 open carrier, so WBCQ-6
superstation is reactivated after a month. Per previous info, was
going to test this weekend, and resume World`s Last Chance nonsense
sometime Monday Feb 17. Probably aimed away toward Arablands now, as
would be even biggersig if thisaway (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. John Carver now reports on UT Saturday 0100 Feb 15 WBCQ:
``Glenn, Was too cold in the command center for the computer to boot
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and this morning. Don't know when I'll be
able to boot again.

As for the last AAWWW, no readable signal on 7490 although a couple of
hours earlier Brother Scare was S9. Tuned in 5130 two minutes before
the top of the hour and heard an irritating high pitched tone. At one
minute before the top of the hour a bell rang and Steve Cole gave a
station ID and the tone started again. Tone continued until 0133 when
it slowly stopped and Pirate Joe faded in. He was talking about the
politics of the previous week and then got sidetracked. Program was
off at 0159 and instead of going into the poetry show they ran an old
AAWWW. At a minute before the top of the hour the bell rang again and
the Steve Cole ID ran once so they at least fixed that problem on
5130. John, mid-north Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, Feb 15 at 2214, WTWW-2 is already on since it`s
Saturday, ham stuff about AMSAT, S9+20/30 and overmodulated. Once upon
a time they ran day frequency 9930 for this but not heard there in
ages; maybe also pre-empting SFAW on 9475 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Feb 16 at 0112-0144, anonymous theater organ
show occupies this span, always a bit more than 29 minutes and never
during a specific half hour; I soon switched to WTWW-2 stereo webcast.
Then right into disco music (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9475, Sun Feb 16 at 1918, WTWW-1 day frequency is rarely on,
PPPP on SFAW this Sunday at S9+30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 3215, UT Sun Feb 16 at 0159, Dave Frantz with live? WWRB QSY
announcement to 3185, finishes just in time for *WWCR steel drum and
its sign-on, while open carrier overlaps with a SAH for several more
seconds.

3185, Feb 16 from *0200, WWRB sign-on and into first gospel huxter who
does not explicitly identify but says will be off WWRB at end of
January [sic] since has been getting absolutely no listener response
there; instead funds will go to missionary work in northern Luzon.
Also with big hum. ``Challenge`` mentioned, maybe as name of show?
Recheck at 0429, I notice 3185 is still on, but only on weekends
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1020 kHz, Feb 15 at 0704 UT, Spanish promos mention
RadioVisión Cristiana a few times, overriding semi-local KOKP Perry
OK, making fast SAH with it. KOKP can only be somewhat heard by
nulling: KCKN Roswell NM, the RVC 1330 NYC relay station, recently
restored after damage causing low power operation for over a year. Now
sounds like original 50 kW, but certainly NOT with a null toward KDKA,
as we are very close to that line on the way, so non-direxional?

Licensed day pattern is also very direxional with tight lobes at 155
and 325 degrees (toward Albuquerque), essentially nothing thisaway.

https://transition.fcc.gov/Bureaus/MB/Databases/AM_DA_patterns/1795705-136765.pdf
Licensed night pattern is quite similar, peaks at 175 and 320 degrees,
alleged null at 55 degrees:

https://transition.fcc.gov/Bureaus/MB/Databases/AM_DA_patterns/1795705-136766.pdf
Before it crashed, it was often heard here as if not within spex then
either (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 780, Feb 16 at 0814 UT, I happen to awaken, too late
or in time for the KKOH Reno 50 kW ND DX test starting at 0800? I get
a good null on WBBM, but nothing heard except Spanish music. Others
say this was Radio Coro, Cuba, and KKOH did test, but when did it
stop? Shux (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1140, Feb 15 at 1832 UT, exactly local mean noon here, on
caradio at certain spots I am getting fast SAH QRM to KRMP OKC,
apparently ``power-line beverage`` enhancement. Suspect KCXL Kansas
City, the Russian relayer; but also in area are KLTK in NW Arkansas,
and KHFX Cleburne, N Texas, but direxional away from here: both
Spanish, if only I could make out a language. Shortly on home rig I
can tell there are two beating signals on 1140 but mostly KRMP.

1140, Sunday Feb 16 at 1410 UT, American English W&M discussion of
brain cancer, loops NE/SW, over KRMP but soon losing out. This is when
KCXL is scheduled to carry Sputnik Radio, Russian propaganda, 6-9 am
CT 7 days a week = 12-15 UT now, 11-14 UT during imminent DST. KCXL
got lots of negative press about relaying Russia, supposedly another 3
hours in the evening but own sked shows only mornings:
http://www.kcxl.com/shows.html
Yet, KCXL brands its homepage with an *American* flag. Rest of sked is
a strange mixture of various religions and far-right extremist talkers
(Glenn Hauser, OK, SOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2097.3-CW, Feb 16 at 0643 UT, one-letter beacon A is
audible again, with QRM from 2098.0, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2098.0, 2166.0, 2231.0, 2298.0, 2800.0, Feb 16 at
0643-0713 UT, things that go beep in the night, CW carrier pips
exactly 3 seconds apart = 20 per minute on these even frequencies,
first noticed when I was checking beacon A on 2097.3. Then found more
as I tuned up, always on exact kHz, but not equally spaced: intervals
of 68, 65, 67 kHz but none around 2365 nor below around 2032 by 0653.
Not until 0713 did I find another, way up on 2800.0 but no others
around it. What in the world? Can`t totally rule out a local device,
but random frequencies would not all be exact; seems intentional
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1956 UT February 16
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Glenn Hauser logs February 13-14, 2020  View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 16 2020

Logs


MEXICO 6185.711 measured as poor tiny signal of XEPPM Radio Educacion from
D.F. at 03.10 UT on Febr 16.

Here the figures of monitored JBA under threshold signals in North America.
MX piece heard at 03.18, but only 5% modulation.
I couldn't recognize any type of music so far, such tiny signal level to
mention.

S=5 -88dBm in remote at Cape Canaveral FL
S=5 -92dBm in remote at Detroit MI
S=6 -83dBm in remote at Alabama
S=6 -83dBm in remote at Alberta CAN

Even to listen barefoot, to switch OFF AGC on the remote SDR rx totally,
brought no better signal, which happens very rarely.

73 wb df5sx

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** MEXICO. 6185.716v, Feb 14 at 0105, XEPPM is still way off-frequency
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0421 UT February 14
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