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Glenn Hauser logs January 21-22, 2018  View Printable Version 
Monday, January 22 2018

** COLOMBIA. 5910.237, Jan 22 at 0335, VP signal with music, no doubt the sporadic AlcaravÃn Radio, typically way off-frequency. 0427 much better S7-S9 with song, Spanish announcement (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7181.553, Jan 22 at 0351, S7 carrier, trace of talk, from VOBME on typical split frequency. INTRUDERS in the 40m ham band.

7140.018, Jan 22 at 0353, JBA carrier even weaker from the other VOBME. No DRM jamming audible around either but that too could be so weak as to be indistinguishable from band noise level. Hargeisa is much stronger (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 9455, Jan 22 at 0428, I`m standing by for a WOR check on WRMI, as R. JapÃn NHK World is wrapping Spanish semihour with music, talkover complete Spanish SW schedule which is only: 0400 on 6195, 5985; 0930 on 6195. She doesn`t even know they are on an additional good frequency, 9455! 5985 is JBA here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 7330, Jan 22 at 0341, S9+10/20 two quick features in Spanish from AARP (but initials pronounced in English), about juventud, 0343 choir hymn with aleluyas, 0346 ``ArqueologÃa BÃblica`` feature, from La Voz Alegre, the Spanish service of Madagascar World Voice. Aoki names this KNLS of World Christian Broadcasting --- but KNLS is the Al`aska station ONLY, which never has and never will, broadcast in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950.44-AM, Jan 21 at 2324, pirate music, seems to go off at 2326. Captain Morgan Shortwave, per this thread:

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, Jan 21 at 2326, rock singer. This thread says it`s Moonlight Radio:

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, Jan 22 at 0357, heavy beat music, S4-S6. At 0414, now stronger S9 with rock, ``You`re the Only One``, 0415 interrupted, and bits of some more music with cuts, apparently off for good at 0419*. Clever Name Radio was on frequency:
but no reports later than 0232, and would not expect them to cut around like this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7119.997, Jan 22 at 0355, R. Hargeisa is S9 to S9+10 with undermodulated talk, slightly below frequency as best I can measure it; much stronger than the neighboring Eritreans, all INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U A E. UNIDENTIFIED? 7285.095, Jan 22 at 0348, open carrier with some flutter, maybe trace of modulation; no breaks while I listen, so not a ham? RSA? No, Sonder Grense is still on 3320. Gone after 0400 recheck. Aha, Aoki shows 03-04 is a BBC Arabic frequency via UAE, which are renowned for off-frequency-itis (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1913 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov reports: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 CUSB, Jan 21
1131-1200 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, weak/fair``

I missed checking 0030 UT Monday Jan 22 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, but chances are high it would have been inaudible.

Confirmed UT Mon Jan 22 starting at 0401:20 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5129.834, S5-S9 but R2 at best. Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 22 at 0430 on WRMI 9455, seamless transition from NHK Spanish // 5985 until 0430, now // 9955. A bit earlier at 0412, 9455 was S9+10/20 while 9955 was S6-S8 with something in English, so I was expecting 9455 to be much stronger than 9955 for WOR --- but, now, 9955 has surged up to S9+20, while 9455 is S9+10 at best! As if 9955 had made an antenna switch, but that`s not something WRMI ever does on a single frequency, according to own schedules. Next:
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1914?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:

** U S A. 7489.93, Sun Jan 21 at 2314, WBCQ with `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot` in progress with Greek-sounding music, then a Mystery Song prompting listener response, really too easy. Always a fun show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Jan 22 at 0408-0410, VOA News relayed by WRMI Oldies, S9+10, better than anything now from VOA itself. Caster is Jonathan Jones, and he stumbles in one of the stories. I often hear VOA newspersons stumble, and can only wonder about their experience and professionalism. Maybe they are distracted with a bad situation on their minds. Not that I never do so, but recording, I back up and correct most of them; while VOA news is presumably read live. Not necessarily: for best results, some commercial network news would be recorded a few minutes before airing. After perfectly canned Bob Biermann ID, 0411 ``Alice`s Restaurant``, which is the name of the song, not a restaurant (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475 & 5830, Jan 21 at 2320, WTWW-1 missing from both frequencies, and 5830 still AWOL at 0425 check Jan 22. 5085 WTWW-2 not on either; and of course 12105 WTWW-3 has not been heard at all since a December spurt of activity with Xmasmx (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0551 UT January 22
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Glenn Hauser logs January 21, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 21 2018

** CUBA. 5040, Jan 21 at 0702, RHC English hour restarting, this-day-in-history about Guinea-Bissau; VG, like last night rather than off by 0700. But too sleepy to check whether it stayed later in this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11820, Jan 21 at 1428, as I am bandscanning up the 11 MHz band, weak music and talk, S5 --- it`s a second-order spur, 2 x 10 kHz below // RHC 11840 fundamental which is S9+40. First-order ones at plus and minus 10 kHz are always there, 11830 & 11850, today achieving S9+10 each. Matching +20 kHz on 11860 is S6, about equaling weak Yemen [non] signal, CCI! All-out, let`s go for plus and minus 30: JBA carriers on 11810 & 11870 could well be RHC too.

Strange that only 11840 exhibits such companionship, as same transmitter likely used on other frequencies at other dayparts. And these are at exact 10.00 kHz intervals, as if intentional, not random spurrage. O yes, adding to the mix is pulse jamming on 11845, years after Radio Martà quit ever using it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15574, 15507, 15438, 15303, 15235, 15167, 15100, 15032, 14961, Jan 21 at 1439 during `En Contacto`, indeed, RHC-FM spurs roughly on these center frequencies, at ~67-68 kHz intervals, and all except the lowest two capable of being heard more or less clearly with FM mode tuning, plus the constant F# tone, which can also be heard in AM; all out of the prolific 15370-AM transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 5980, Jan 21 at 0701, R. Martà still on here with jamming, unlike last night`s anomalies. 7355 & 7435 with jamming only; 6030 RM + jamming too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11560, Jan 21 at 1435, Bollywood music at S8-S4, certainly better than 9690 AIR GOS is doing. This one is AIR Pashto at 1415-1530, 500 kW, 312 degrees from Delhi-Kingsway, somewhat favorable azimuth for us beyond (also 1315-1415 in Dari). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5850, Sunday January 21 at 0707, WRMI is on tonight with preacher from Main Street Church of Christ about Acts and // 7730, both VG but modulation slightly distorted, from program source? Says he has 21 international radio broadcasts to all the Earth including multiple times to Africa; then referencing Galatians 3:16 (which is about the seeds of Abraham --- didn`t know about spermatozoa then). Skedgrid shows these two at 07-09 now on air Sun & Mon only, this hour being `Worship in Your Home`. Same 07-08 hour on Mon is labeled `Broad Spectrum Radio`, and it`s overdue for a new monthly edition, but nothing yet on BSR website since December`s Xmas music mashup. `Shortwave Radiogram` also expects to radiate beeps on both, Mon at 0800-0830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, Jan 21 at 1524, poor signal from WRMI with the exuberant steel drum tune, i.e. World Music fill, and not Oldies which are not // this but // each other on 9395 & 9455. 15-16 UT on 7780 is scheduled Sundays only as `Yeshua Messiah Ministry`, which must be a no-show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. From David Frantz, WWRB, at 1336 UT Jan 21: ``Greetings!! Our main transmitter went up in smoke. Hope to have it up today Sunday with all the cold weather then warming up. We think moisture got us.

We have many programmers that want to take advantage of our $ 25.00 airtime rate per hour. It is a great rate for 100,000 watts of transmitter power with frequencies that people can HEAR!

Most of my time now is giving flight training for instrument students. We have on site a full ILS, NDB, VOR DME aircraft approaches saving plenty of time and money for our students as no time is wasted getting vectored around and sequencing with other aircraft.

The shortwave station is nothing more than a hobby station now. We keep it on for various programmers on days that make sense``

Hi David, Many thanks for keeping us informed. Please continue to do so. I assume ``up in smoke`` was not literal, if you can have it back on today. What exactly happened to it? We were wondering why no signals heard last night (Glenn to Dave, via DXLD)

This report dispatched at 1655 UT January 21
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Glenn Hauser logs January 20-21, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 21 2018

** ARGENTINA [non]. Re RAE German relay never appearing yet at new time and frequency supposed to start January 8, via WRMI of 1900 on 9395, Kai Ludwig replies,

``You seem to be the only one who takes notice of this at all. So far I have not seen a single question/comment from German-speaking countries. Which, I fear, says a lot``.

Today Jan 20 is Saturday, so RAE would not be on anyway, but the transmission is still running, confirmed direct at 1910, poor with music. So I check UTwente to find how this is getting into Europe:

At 1920-1930, 9395 is a JBA carrier! Yet 9390 bears Thailand in English news with a good readable signal. Algo VP also on 9400. How about the other WRMIs? 9455 brings us Firedragon jamming of RFA instead, which also QRMs it in North America. Even 11530, R. Herwa International at 1930 is JBA. 7780, the only one of these aimed toward Europe, has JBA music, presumably Oldies service. It`s hardly surprising that German on 9395, on a 355-degree beam to the NNW from Florida, 49 degrees off from the 44-degree European antennas, is not making it to Europe, and thus its absence would not be much noticed there. I expect all this also apply to Italian at 2000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRIA. 5930, Jan 21 at 0147, M&W conversing in unknown language, poor S4-S6 but audible since ``skip is long`` weakening 5935 WWCR. HFCC shows it`s BBC in prs = Dari via Moosbrunn, 300 kW at 95 degrees. Full span is 0030-0230, alternating with pus = Pashto; from 1 Feb to add another hour 0230-0330 in fas = Farsi from Moosbrunn in UZBekistan! Oops (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 6175, Jan 20 at 2245, pop song, indeterminate language or ethnicity, good // weaker 7260. HFCC shows CRI Portuguese, 6175 Albania and 7260 Urumqi, East Turkistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Jan 20 at 0747, RHC English is still on, rather than stopping at 0700 an hour earlier than the sixies, all with weaker modulation, in descending order: 6060, 6100, 6000, 6165, but this time even the least of these overkills is sufficient, but why listen to it when you have all the better ones? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15508, 15439, 15302, 15233, 15166, 15097, 15031, 14892, Jan 20 at 1538, quick check of RHC-FM spurs finds them around these spots about 69 kHz apart, accompanied by the constant F# tone above mid-C.

As to what causes them, ``There must be a technical explanation about how they arise. The 65-70 kHz typical intervals remind me of FM subcarrier frequencies, maybe not filtered out of their STLs?``

Kai Ludwig says, ``Has anyone outside the USA ever run such subcarrier services? But even if so, and even in Cuba: It can safely be ruled out that they feed a baseband signal for FM transmission to their shortwave facilities.

In fact these 65...70 kHz are very likely the switching frequency of the PDM/PSM modulator. A pretty common source of such spurious signals. Kai``. There you go, Arnie, fix it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 7435, Jan 20 at 0734, R. Martà is still running here // stronger 7355 and weaker 6030, but NOT on 5980, which used to take over from 7435 at 0700; mistake, or change? Latest HFCC of Jan 17 still shows OCB Spanish at 07-13 on 5980, and neither 7 MHz after 0700. Now opens up 5980 for the WWCR mixing products, q.v. It seems the jammers already know this.

BTW, generally, 7355 is stronger and clearer of jamming than its // on the same band, be it 7365, 7375 or 7435; not clear why, off here to the side of the beams toward Cuba, which means the comparison may be entirely different down there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ITALY [non]. See USA: WRMI

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 6150, UT Sun Jan 21 at 0148, The Mighty KBC via GERMANY, Kraig Krist`s Forgotten Song is something from 1968 by the 1910 Fruit Company. Loud and clear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, Jan 21 at 0134, rap music S9+15, 0138 robotic ID as Clever Name Radio over music; again at 0140 and off. Several scattered logs:
and it was back on a couple hours later in another thread. At first it was adjacent to 2-way Brazuguese on 6935-LSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. As I write this report, I am trying to enjoy first episode of new season of Blue Planet II on BBC America cable network. I must say it is among the *worst* insofar as jarring interruptions every 5 minutes or so for a bunch of commercials. And to think, BBC was once the paragon of non-commercial broadcasting. Must be why this episode is allotted a sesquihour instead of one hour. Or rather 10 extra minutes of ads crammed in, as it totals 1:10 plus 20 minutes of behind-the-scenes stuff. Adding insult to injury, inserted amid the adstrings are stay-tuned bitsies of what`s coming up, trying to fool us into unmuting early. Yet the program video in between the ads is breathtaking, the stereo music track, and the Attenborough narration first-rate. If only BBC had more self-respect (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1913 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB,
Jan 20: 0730-0800 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CEu English, good signal``

I confirmed via UTwente SDR, Saturday January 20 at 1550, the 1531 on HLR 6190-USB GERMANY, but I am barely audible beneath the two Chinese stations; unusable.

Alan Gale in England reports: ``Hi Glenn, HLR on 6190 was a reasonable signal up to around 1515 UT today, though with another station just audible underneath it, but then conditions changed, and during your
programme at 1530 the other station was dominating, though I could
tell you were there. Hopefully things will improve in the next few weeks as the days start to lengthen, and the QRM arrives here a bit later. It's back to 7780 at 2300 UT again tonight then, that has been
reasonable here in the UK since WRMI switched its programmes to that frequency. Alan``

I confirmed Saturday January 20 before 1730 on all three WRN feeds, but not exactly synchronized. See and hear via
which also lists a number of WRN radio affiliates in USA, but not necessarily with us at this time, more likely overnight than 1700 UT; or 0230 UT Mondays.

WOR 1913 also confirmed Sat Jan 20 at 2230 on WBCQ, 9330.005v-CUSB, following the IS & The Planet ID loop at 2228, S9+10. Nice to have such a good signal now, since every other day of the week it`s normally inaudible by WOR time 2430.

Also confirmed Sat Jan 20 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, only fair. Also confirmed UT Sun Jan 21 at 0200 on WRMI 7780, S9-S7 but not much modulation punch; and some scratchy SSB ACI, which I find on 7777.00-USB, very poor, 2-way in Spanish; just as I am talking about Antarctica on 7775-USB!

Also confirmed, UT Sun Jan 21 at 0433 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, fair signal about 8 minutes into show which must have started circa 0425. Next:
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1914?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:

** U S A. 9395, Sat Jan 20 at 0905, my brief awakening discovers AWR Wavescan at yet another secret WRMI airtime, feature about Jammu, so which episode is it? 9455 meanwhile is music fill, but presumably would be RAE Japanese on weekdays, still yet to be absolutely confirmed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ARGENTINA

** U S A. 9455, Sat Jan 20 at 2150, WRMI with operatic tenor, old recording with distortion, Italian announcement, so that`s `Startrek Italy` as sked at 2145-2200. After 2200 on 9455, `Dub Politico` guy is saying he`s at 2100 on 7780 ex-11580, which may be so but now he`s on 9455 // 9955; while 7780 // 9395 are in Oldies, replacing M-F `The Power Hour`. At 2222 on 9395 Bob Bierman announces that he is on 9455; NOT.

It would be most helpful if WRMI could put up individual block schedules like 9955, for each frequency for every hour of every day that they are on air, rather than having to try to match up which ones are // which other ones at any particular time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5850, UT Sunday January 21 at 0130, WRMI starts `IBC Radio`, DX program from Italy, with some logs out of DX Fanzine. VG signal, and not on the schedule at http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs
0158 I hear radiogram beeps on weak 9395 same as 5850, so add it too.

The program grids below the frequency grids have not been updated, still showing 11580 here and there but no 5850 at all at this hour. According to it, `IBC Radio` should be UT Sat 0130 on 5950 & ``11580``; and ALSO UT Sat 0130 on 9395 & 9455. I am adding times DX programs are *really* heard, also `Wavescan`, q.v., to DX/SWL/MEDIA programs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.8v, Jan 21 at 0139, WBCQ a JBA carrier; 0205 a little better, S3-S5 music. John Carver, IN, says he could not hear Area 51 at all tonight due to an ill (solar) wind (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5845, Jan 20 at 0745, Brother Scare can be heard mixing with Dead Gene Scott, thanks to the WWCR leapfrog mixing product of 5935 over 5890 another 45 kHz beyond. It`s weaker than the reverse leap on 5980, now uncovered by Martà staying on 7435, at least tonight. But no jamming to cope with on 5845, and no WRMI from 5850 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, Jan 20 at 2158, WTWW-1 is S9 to S9+20 of dead air. At 2200 a trace of crackle, as if modulation spikes are trying to break through; wiggle that patchcord! By 2232 it`s modulating but somewhat suptorted.

5085, UT Sun Jan 21 at 0204, no show, no signal from WTWW-2 for `Theatre Organ in the Ozarx` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, Jan 21 at 0206, no signal from WRNO; continues quite sporadic, altho maybe propped out tonight, or late coming on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, 3195, 3185, UT Sun Jan 21 at 0136 and later, no activity from WWRB. After 0200, WWCR is on 3215 with `Martha Garvin`.

Kai Ludwig at 0109 UT Jan 21: ``Take a look at http://www.wwrb.org --- So allegedly he now goes on air only for six hours each on Saturdays and Sundays, UT Sat/Sun and Sun/Mon 2300-0200 on 3215 and 0200-0500 on 3185.

Next thing to check would of course be if this residual schedule is being implemented at all. Right now here in Europe traces of Russian (?) talk on very unclean carriers pop up and disappear again between 3214 and 3216 kHz. But there is no trace of a carrier on 3215 exactly`` NO, nothing yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1710, Jan 21 at 0207 UT, slow beat strumming music. Hard to get a fix on it, but seems about NW/SE, pointing to BÃton Rouge pirate RetÃn lo que Tienes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 7305, Jan 21 at 0155, Vatican News in Spanish via Greenville, pope speaking from Puerto Maldonado, PerÃ, and I fear he is going to get chopped off again at 0200; but just before then after 0159, YL host attempts to close, ``Termina asà nuestro informativo, gra---`` before she is cut off. So it is supposed to be just a quarter hour now, violating Separation of Church and State, if they can only shave a few more seconds off it. Pope is on a big apologia tour of Latin America, and you`d think this would be the time to amplify rather than curtail SW broadcasts about it. But then, who brought about media reorganization? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4886.50-USB, Jan 21 at 0143, 2-way in Spanish vs CODAR, a sesquikHz above 4885 Brazilians, but they get ACI from this unless LSB tuned (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also WORLD OF RADIO monitoring for another one of these on 7777.00-USB

UNIDENTIFIED. Re 6900-LSB: Later, I should have searched on ``Operacion Conejo``: it has something to do with Bugs Bunny cartoons, and a charity for children with cancer, e.g.

This report dispatched, once, at 0554 UT January 21
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JRX Logs: Janeiro 20, 2018.  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 20 2018

JRX Logs: Janeiro 20, 2018.Â
Receptor: Sony 7600GR.Â
Data e hora no Tempo Universal.

** 9770. Jan 20, 2018. 2020-2025, Radio Mundial Adventista, Moosbrunn-AUT, em DiÃla, Locutora fala; Uma canÃÃo por soprano; Locutor faz uma pregaÃÃo; 2025 InterrupÃÃo abrupta da transmissÃo. AWR com muito boa difusÃo via Moosbrunn, esta tarde, nestes 5 minutos de escuta, 45544.

** 5940. Jan 20, 2018. 0149-0159, Radio Voz MissionÃria, CamboriÃ-SC, em PortuguÃs. Uma mÃsica; Locutor fala: ID; Religiosa faz uma pregaÃÃo bastante excitada; Locutor fala sobre as atividades da sua igreja. TransmissÃo pobre, 35432.

** 6155. Jan 20, 2018. 2037-2050, Radio Internacional da China, Beijing-CHN, em Russo. Locutora fala; 2042 Uma canÃÃo moderna chinesa; 2046 Locutor falando sobre a Copa Mundial de Futebol, suponho, e cita nomes de alguns paÃses participantes. CRI com bom sinal e boa modulaÃÃo esta tarde, 45544.
** 9590. Jan 20, 2018. 2027-2035, Radio Nacional da China 1, em ChinÃs. Um tÃpico "Firedragon" bloqueando totalmente a transmissÃo da RFA neste horÃrio. Interessante de se ouvir ! 45544.

** 6190. Jan 20, 2018. 0250-0256, MWV-La Voz Alegre, Mahajanga-MDG, em Espanhol. Pastor faz seus comentÃrios dentro do programa "Arqueologia BÃblica"; ID: mÃsica e mensagens com alegria ! Website, POBox to Florida e Cuba - Radio Difusora Cristà Mundial; 0256 Final da programaÃÃo. Emissora com muito bons sinal e modulaÃÃo, 45544.
** 7330. Jan 20, 2018. 0301-0315, MWV-La Voz Alegre, Mahajanga-MDG, em Espanhol. MÃsicas; Pastor Bruno apresenta o programa "Vale la pena vivir" - Cristo Ãs la verdad ! Uma canÃÃo; 0313 PregaÃÃo do Evangelho sobre capitulos de JoÃo, Mateus, etc. EstaÃÃo com muito bom sinal e modulaÃÃo similar, nesta frequÃncia, 45544.

** 9560. Jan 20, 2018. 0201-0210, BBC, Kranji-SNG, em BurmÃs. Locutor fala as notÃcias, provavelmente; Locutora fala notÃcias, tambÃm; ID. TransmissÃo muito pobre, 25422.

** 9390. Jan 20, 2018. 2010-2015, Radio TailÃndia, Udon-Thani-THA, em AlemÃo. Locutora fala sobre as coisas da Tailandia; 2013 IS e locutor anuncia o final do programa em lÃngua alemÃ; Uma canÃÃo jazz por piano; 2015 Fim da programaÃÃo do dia. Emissora retorna com bom sinal e boa modulaÃÃo, apÃs algum tempo com mà difusÃo em minha Ãrea, 45544.

** 6030. Jan 20, 2018. 0220-0230, Radio MartÃ, Greenville-NC, em Espanhol. Locutores apresentam em "Martà Noticias", um espaÃo reservado Ãs notÃcias esportivas; ID. TransmissÃo muito pobre nesta frequÃncia, 25432.

DXer: Jose Ronaldo Xavier
Local da escuta: Cabedelo-PB, Brasil (UTC-3)
Receptor (es): Sony 7600GR
Antena: Longwire
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Glenn Hauser logs January 18-19-20, 2018  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 20 2018

** ALBANIA [non]. 5850, Jan 18 at 2300.0, WRMI canned Spanish ID by Dino, 2300.5 ME World Music, not R. Tirana. Also Jan 19 at 2300.5. Jeff with English ID giving phone number, 2301.0 music not Tirana again, completing at least one full week of Albanian AWOL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Jan 18 at 1857, WRMI Oldies music // 9455, soon starting some Beatles, but at 1900 with no ID break, 9395 morphs into other World Music fill instead of RAE relay in German, no longer //. Recheck at 2050 on caradio, 9395 is still WMX, no RAE relay in Italian. 9395, Jan 19 at 1907 check, once again no RAE in German, but some music not // 9455

9395 is also supposed to carry the only remaining RAE relay in English at 0200-0300 Tue-Sat, but often too weak to tell, and/or I am occupied with the latest news on what`s really happening in American politix thanx to Rachel Maddow (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 1620, Jan 19 at 2322, R. Rebelde with deportes report, a slight echo apart from // 5025, 6:22 TC; adjacent 1610 has even stronger Spanish, from where else, Toronto, CHHA with music and YL DJ giving 416 phone number for requests (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15574, 15506, 15438, 15303, 15237, 15167, 15104, 15036, approx. centers of RHC-FM spurs out of 15370-AM, Jan 19 at 1517. Only the closer ones audiblize `Sonido Cubano` music without crackle, and spread up to 10 kHz wide, sounding clear but low if tuned anywhere within that range, such as 15302-15308, 15431-15441, 15504-15508. Always accompanied by a constant tone, which my keyboard matches to F# above C middle, i.e. about 370 Hz; why?

Instead of the same old boring stuff over and over about ham radio, home-brewing, propagation, etc., Arnie should do a case-study for `DXers Unlimited` (and `En Contacto`), about these RHC FM transmissions, and countless other anomalies. There must be a technical explanation about how they arise. The 65-70 kHz typical intervals remind me of FM subcarrier frequencies, maybe not filtered out of their STLs? But in that case he would have to admit that they exist, and have for aeons.

At least technical details about how the DentroCuban Jamming Command operates would also be of great interest: differing sounds, powers, antennas, sites, coÃrdination, etc. Ditto on admissions. We can only hope to find out about those from an informed defector or in the post-revolutionary era, which cannot come soon enough (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9720, Jan 19 at 2312, RHC in French, as sked, poor-fair, so I try 5040 for //, but no, it`s in Spanish, and as also in official sked, unlike English at 0000 ``to Africa`` which is on both (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, Jan 19 at 0706, JBA carrier from R. Kiribati. Each time on the R-75 I start listening tuned to 845-USB, or if the IBOC from WCCO is too bad, 847-LSB. If I hear a 1 kHz tone, I know it`s from 846, and rock the 1-Hz tuning steps back and forth just to be sure (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9795, Jan 19 at 2258, ``Jesus Saves`` IS on keyboard several times, S7-S9, 2300 into Lao? Not exactly. Aoki shows 2300-2330 daily from FEBC is in Mon. Not bad for due west from Iba. EiBi`s language roster shows Mon is spoken in Burma, no further info. So not the same as Hmong? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 19 at 2309, no signal from Voice of Turkey, English to North America. Rather than simply off, we know from experience that the Emirler sloppyrator probably left transmitter on a previous frequency. Later checking the HFCC schedule, these are the possibilities to check next time:

9610, English -2230
6120 & 5980, Turkish -2200
9625 & 5970, French -2130

We commonly hear Turkish on 5980 until 2200, but after 2300 it`s DRM from Romania, and I can`t detect any TRT on it too.

Alan Roe was monitoring TRT to determine what`s going on with their Letterbox, and says to the DXLD yg,

``The Voice of Turkey Letterbox Programme was heard today, Friday 19 January during the 2300 UT broadcast on 5960 (although the transmitter was switched on late at around 2330).

The Letterbox Programme is therefore now confirmed as being aired every two-weeks *on Fridays only* at approx. 35 minutes into the transmission and runs approx. 10 minutes. Next airing is scheduled 2 February. Alan Roe, Teddington, UK``

So this info has now been updated at DX/SWL/MEDIA programs,

Alan`s Hitlist has also just been updated:

** U S A. 7489.909, UT Sat Jan 20 after 0000, lo-fi phone line of some guy on WBCQ explaining why the Catholic Church has got everything wrong; ``Mary is not to be worshiped``. Recheck late in hour via webcast, he also doesn`t think much of the Jews, Hindus, Jehovah`s Witnesses, Family Radio. 0059 almost running out of time, IDs as ``FKB Radio Sermon Time``, spells town too fast to copy, but ZIP is 21227, which is Halethorpe, Maryland.

So this is the show that has replaced `Fred Flintstone`, who was much more entertaining. Searching on FKB Halethorpe leads to a bunch of books concerning sermons in a catalog, published by FKB Radio Sermon Time:


``Christ, and him crucified: the sum and substance of the Gospel, the only hope of the sinner, and the glory of the Christian. Author: D A Harsha. Publisher: Halethorpe, MD : F.K.B. Radio Sermon Time, 200-. Edition/Format: Print book : English View all editions and formats. Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first``

At first I figured we were listening to D A Harsha, but that author died in 1895y. What`s FKB? One must probably dig deeper than the Karlsruhe/Baden2 airport or the Flying Karamazov Brothers. I`m entertaining guesses about FKB, which may be even more amusing.

There is still nothing about FKB on the WBCQ program schedule, just a gap between 00 and 01 UT Saturdays. `Allan Weiner Worldwide` follows at 0100 on 7490-, and I leave it to John Carver to report on that:

``Tonight's show started a bit over a minute late with some confusion and muted audio at the beginning. No signal on 7490 so still listening to 5130. Allan and Angela in the studio in FLA. Allan talked about radio and history and his tweets. Mr. Transistor, Norm called in at 0115. Talk of state parks in Florida and viewing manatees. At 0120 the talk went back to radio and history. Signal started to degrade about 0123. Allan faded in around 0138 talking about taxes again. Reading of emails began at 0146. Brother Stair is all right but still in jail as there has not been a bail hearing as of yet. Some reading of logs from the Free Radio Weekly. Show was off the air officially at 0200 but the signal was gone a few minutes before that. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1913 monitoring: confirmed Thursday January 18 at 2230.5 on WRMI 5850, very good S9+20. Not confirmed UT Fri Jan 19 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB, inaudible; ditto 24 hours later, UT Sat Jan 20 at 0030. Next:
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1914?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:

** U S A. 9455, Thu Jan 18 at 2128, WRMI World Music, maybe just a few minutes fill after short program, scheduled as `Walking in Power` at 2100, or replacing the whole thing. After 2130 into `Wavescan`, including at 2138 the Indian DX report; 2147 ID as the WS for ``today, Sunday December 31``, the day KQV Pittsburgh closes down, and Ray reading a feature about it.

?? There should have been two more episodes of WS since then. Not the first time an unlatest one has appeared on WRMI. Does this mean all airings on all Systems are thus, or just some of them? It would be quite a task to monitor each of the dozens of scheduled airings encompassing every day of the week and most of the transmitters / frequencies, for which episodes air when; and the following week it might differ anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, Fri Jan 19 at 2313-2320, WRMI with `Your Weekend Show`, as Bob Biermann is not preaching yet, but talking about his vast experience in emergency management in South Carolina, and on the Hawaiian false-alarm, ``something about this is untrue, or incomplete; not an accidental event, planned by some agency``. As he suspects it was a deliberate test to assess public response, yet he is ``not into conspiracy theories`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475-, Jan 19 at 2303, WTWW-1 is burping about 63 times per minute, tiny carrier cuts from S9+10/20, but each accompanied by a bit of talk modulation, amid silence. Totally unusable; wake up, Ted. Better yet, snooze on, since it`s only that SFAW PPPP far-right extremist racist identity nonsense, which you are tacitly endorsing by broadcasting it, sometimes. Or rather, explicitly, since you voice a promo for it during ham shows, as a great source for Biblical info.

There was another report recently of such breakup: ``Seemingly a weird thumping modulation at 2140 UT this afternoon (17 January) for WTWW's transmitter on 9475 kHz. Nothing can be understood. -- Richard Langley, NB, dxldyg`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6900-LSB, Jan 19 at 2256, finding no pirates, I switch from USB for Spanish 2-way here: soon mentions Corpus Christi, Texas, and ``OperaciÃn Conejo`` = Rabbit, hola, hola. Sounds intriguing; maybe not all these are to be dismissed as non-American ``peskies`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0350 UT January 20
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