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Glenn Hauser logs January 4, 2023  View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 05 2023

Logs
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, Wed Jan 4 at 1457-1539, never any
signal from LRA36 into Argentine remote. Perhaps in midsummer hiatus;
I may quit checking Wed & Sat. Maybe Manuel Méndez or someone can find
out their plans and/or monitor when already awake (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CHINA [and non]. 9455, Jan 4 at 1636, dominant Chinese vs music
from an understation and making SAH of 264/minute = 4.4 Hz, probably
CNR1 jammer vs WRMI, not a good share with USAGM drawing the jam
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 10080, Jan 4 at 0725, RHC Spanish S3/S6 but nothing on proper
fundamental 5040 of mistuned transmitter. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, Jan 4 at 0730, S9/+10 of dead air except for hum; 6165
S9/+10 DA and no hum. Should be final hour of English. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, Jan 4 at 0732, JBA carrier the only 9/kHz split
detectable, surely R. Kiribati (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Jan 4 at 0722, VON S9/+10 but JBM (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 515 MCW kHz, Jan 4 at 0735 UT, PN, 25-watt NDB at PoNca
City, is OFF. Had been confirmed reliably whenever checked day or
night since Oct 11 after a few days off. Had had longer absences
before but eventually resumed. As of Jan 4, RG, 350, OKC still OFF;
SW, 255 StillWater and EI, 341 EnId, still ON. No change at daytime
1553 check Jan 4 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Jan 4 at 2305, token English Wednesday from REE at
S9+20/35 direct, yet steadier signal when at 2318 I switch to Maryland
SDR at S9/+20. Amy Egan with some interviews concerning the
``repopulation project``: it seems interior ``micro-towns`` are being
vacated by Spaniards urbanizing, so trying to encourage immigration
and refugees to restore them. First interviewee had moved into
Catalunya without speaking Castilian or Catalan. No competitipn from
absent English from Turkey today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, Jan 4 at 0025 into UTwente, VOT overtime in
German is still running, but off before Portuguese at 0100, which has
occurred in the past; 5960, Jan 4 at 2300, no signal direct in
English; and UTwente checked at 2319, no signal there either, only
Chinese from East Turkistan, std denunciation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2171 monitoring: confirmed UT Wednesday
January 4 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, steady S9+22 VG into Missouri SDR.
Usual bit of extraneous music inserted between ID and WOR.

Also confirmed Wednesday January 4 at 2200 on WBCQ 5130 minus 17 Hz =
5129.983, S6/S8 into Maryland remote: still here instead of failed
7490 transmitter. Tuned in early, brief transmission break at 2157,
hope none further. Next:

0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Like our website, a noncommercial service for which financial support
is appreciated. Thanks this week to John Spicer for a contribution via
PayPal in US funds but not necessarily, to woradio at yahoo.com and
says: ``Thanks for keeping the hobby alive and your fine work on the
reports. Many thanks to the listeners that have contributed. Happy
Listening, John Spicer``

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, Jan 4 at 1548 check, this WRMI is off already, as
usually the case altho last Friday it remained on past 1600 with WORLD
OF RADIO at 1530. I`ve asked Jeff whether we and other weekday
DX/Media programs stripped at 1530 might depend on that? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR) See also see CHINA 9455

** U S A. 1360, Jan 4 at 0529-0531 UT, nothing direct from WNJC,
Washington Twp, NJ. It was reported to be running DX tests every night
for 30 days at 0500, until permanently? closing down. My first try for
it. Then I bring up a remote near DC in Maryland: still nothing among
the jumble. But at 0538 & 0548 I do detect some Morse code in the
jumble via SDR in Fair Hill MD; 0550 a continuous tone. Always too
much QRM for definite ID, but did make out an N sometime, and a J.
After DE the next letter did not seem to be a W. It would have been
more helpful to send little but the ID slowly over and over. But
surely this could have been nothing else. For a while the major signal
on 1360 was an ad for truckers. In NRC AM Log, WNJC shown as Spanish,
5000/800 watts, and direxional slightly CCW from southward. This is in
southern NJ, and there is another NJ on 1360 to the north, in Newton.

This was the notification: ``ARC mv-eko items 27 Dec --- WNJC 1360 AM
DX Tests will be going dark in about 30 days. Until then I will be
playing a DX test at Midnight EST every night, for 1 hour. This is the
Black Coffee DX Test that Les Rayburn created. Sad moment but after 25
years of working on WNJC it may be coming to an end. If the stars
align, I may get it back on the air with-in a year otherwise enjoy
this last chance to hear WNJC 1360 AM from Washington Township NJ
(Duke Hamann, WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests FB group 23.12.2022)``

I had heard it during a previous test July 5, 2021. Detailed reports
about that and by others in:
https://www.w4uvh.net/ghlogs_2021_0701_0707.txt
https://www.w4uvh.net/ghlogs_2021_0708_0714.txt
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Still have not found out if or when `StarDate` now be on
KUCO schedule, but confirmed Jan 4 at 1804 UT, so then at least M-F on
KANU:
https://kansaspublicradio.org/
altho too insignificant to appear on own schedule. May also air circa
1900 UT on ex-WOR affiliate KUWR in Wyoming, not checked yet (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, Jan 4 at 0721, no signal from R. Vanuatu; but at
0723, JBA carrier on 7890 in HNL, nothing on 11835 and like last night
NZ 13755 is also JBA carrier, so RV must again be on 3945 + harmonix;
but what about Mongolia on 7260?

Confusingly confirmed thus: ``Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain: Vanuatu
today, 04-01 on 7260, heard from 0550 to 0659*, in parallel with
11835. At 0659 closed on 7260 and only heard in 11835.`` Any time of
7260 being // 11835 does not make sense if they have only one
transmitter which has to be on 3945 to produce 11835 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0044 UT January 5
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Glenn Hauser logs January 3, 2023  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 04 2023

Logs
** CANADA. 7850 RCUSB, CHU still missing Jan 3, but Richard Langley,
NB replies to my last report:

https://nrc.canada.ca/en/chu-short-wave-station/
``I first noted it AWOL on Dec 31 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)``

``The page has now been updated and I received this message from the
technician in charge this morning: "Both 7 MHz transmitters had
failed, I am working on them now. I hope to get at least one
operational soon." -- Richard Langley``

7850 RC USB, my next check Jan 3 at 2143, CHU is back on, S9 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 13550, Jan 3 at 1648, algo JBA QRMing CODAR, presumed CNR1
jammer which no longer infests 13530. Both are still in Aoki & EiBi as
*jammed SOH channels but only until 1600 or 1550 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 10080, Jan 3 at 2210, RHC Spanish at S9+10, yet again
mistuned up on second harmonic of 5040 where nothing detectable yet;
while 5025 Rebelde fundamental and no 10050, is JBA, only S7/S8.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Jan 3 at 0754, VON is S8/S9 but undermodulated.
Something`s abnormal at Abuja (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, Jan 3 at 1258 UT, I happen to awaken and hear
KUCO-FM playing module bit, `Bird Note` amid Kimberly`s Classical
Morning. Websked still not updated from former times M-F 7:06 am &
1:58 pm [1306 & 1958 UT]. More here and access to many more 2-minute
episodes:
https://www.birdnote.org/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960.002+, Jan 3 at 2258, VOT IS already playing,
not deferring to BBC Oman in English until 2359.5 on 5960; S9+20/35
into UTwente; 2300 opens with full English schedule in jumbled order,
then news. 2311 CCCCCCI starts from EAST TURKISTAN, std denunciation;
but VOT English remains well atop thru the hour. 2312-2315 `Review of
the Turkish Press` starting with record level of exports; 2318-2326
`Weekly Commentary` ``flight of fancy`` about a new Turkish-made
fighter jet; 2326-2328 multi-lingual ID filler reel; not paying
attention further until: 2351 s/off with full English sked again; 2353
IS and keeps playing until 2400 TS and spurious German hour starts,
right into news, still overriding XJPBS. I don`t keep on it to tell
how long something`s always erroneous in Emirler last this time (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13563.5 CW, Jan 3 at 1649, JBA vs CODAR swirshes, PCO,
beacon ID repeating rapidly with hardly a pause, i.e. Pine, COlorado,
as in:
https://www.lwca.net/sitepage/part15/mfmain.htm
No K6FRC audible now a sesquikHz higher; and where are all the others
on this roster, never detectable here? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17655, Jan 3 at 1650, S9+10 of open carrier, obviously VOA
Grimesland warming up for the Portuguese to Africa sesquihour from
1700, checked at 1800 in Luso not Braso accent (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. Re WORLD OF RADIO 2171 monitoring in last report: ``"Not
confirmed UT Monday January 2 at 0400 on WBCQ Radio Angela 6160" ---
Nonono, Radio Angela is 5130.`` -- Bill Tilford. Sorry! Of course, the
scheduled 0400 Mon airing on 6160- is part of Area 51. WOR has three
airtimes on WBCQ each week, each a different substation I should not
confuse. One or another could be missing scheduled time for one reason
or another. Next:

0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v OR 5130v to WSW [still 5130 JBA carrier
Jan 3]
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Like our website, a noncommercial service for which financial support
is appreciated. Thanks this week to John Spicer for a contribution via
PayPal in US funds but not necessarily, to woradio at yahoo.com and
says: ``Thanks for keeping the hobby alive and your fine work on the
reports. Many thanks to the listeners that have contributed. Happy
Listening, John Spicer``

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU [and non]. 7890, Jan 3 at 0752, JBA carrier for the first
time in weeks, so RV must have moved to harmonicizing 3945 as I
suggested, to avoid QRMongolia on 7260. But there is also a JBA
carrier now on 7260, so suspect that be Mongolia. Nothing audible
however on 11835 = 3 X 3945. It may well be on, but not propagable,
not surprising since NZ 13755 is only a JBA carrier despite 100 kW.
Then other Jan 3 reports emerge:

``Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain: VANUATU, 11835 (3rd harmonic of 3945),
0750-0803, comments. Very weak directly. Good signal Via SDR Kiwi
remote receiver in North New Zealand on 11835, fair on 3945, weak on
7890``

Ron Howard, California: ``January 3 (Tuesday) observations: 3945 (ex
7260), R. Vanuatu, after Glenn's notification to Adrian Sainsbury
(thanks Glenn!), RV moved here to get away from Mongolia (absent
tonight); fundamental frequency (3945) being the only usable signal
that I had; while // 7890, 2nd harmonic was unusable, as was the 3rd
harmonic on 11835. Reception on the former 7260 was infinitely better
for me! 7260, No Mongolia 0830+ UT and no Vanuatu.`` So remains to be
heard whether VOM remain active on 7260 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0008 UT January 4
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Glenn Hauser logs January 2-3, 2023  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 03 2023

Logs
** CHINA [non]. 11980, Jan 2 at 2319, CGTN/CRI in English
undermodulated S5/S9, = 2 x 5990 where much stronger. Something`s
always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, Jan 2 at 2315, S9+30/40 of dead air except for hum.
11850 at 2317 is S9+20/25 and attains just barely modulation, with hum
and much weaker parasitic spurs 11840 & 11860 vs residual jamming.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also CHINA
[non]

** EGYPT. 9439.995, Jan 2 at 2117, R. Cairo enters another year of
abject failure, no signal today in English into UTwente. Something`s
always amiss at Abis (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6955 USB, Jan 2 at 2324, rock music, S9 vs S9+10
storm crashes; 2326 I copy one word, ``Whatever`` -- many logs of R.
Free W.e.:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,107693.0.html

6925 AM, Jan 2 at 2325, S9+15/20 of rock music vs storm crashes. A few
logs here as Classic Rock Radio:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,107699.0.html
There are heavy lightning lines N/S along the KS/MO, OK/AR and TX/LA
borders as well as further east centred around Paducah. Fortunately
most of this wx missed our part of OK and is hurrying away (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, Monday Jan 2 circa 2345 UT, KUCO-FM, local
classical programming seems to have resumed, partially, as planned.
Kent Anderson previews the evening in CST = UT -6: 6, Exploring Music,
7 Performance Today, 9 New York Philharmonic, 11 Wolf Trap. Homepage
now says:

``Happy New Year from KUCO --- Warm tidings, and welcome to 2023.

As KUCO continues to digitize it exceptional classical music library
(and it will for sometime to come) January returns our local, weekday
hosts Kimberly Powell, Curt Timmons, and Kent Anderson back to the air
waves playing the beautiful music so many enjoy. All of KUCO thanks
our listening members for their patience as we transitioned to a new
on-air system over these past few weeks that will assist us with our
library digitization. Your phone calls, emails, and kind words of
support on social media were appreciated.

Another transition soon to take place is the launch of the new KUCO FM
website. Preparations are underway to sync playlist information to the
new site (another facet of digitizing our music library) and
validating links and connections. Information shall be forthcoming.

KUCO is excited to present 'Performance Today' each weekday at 9am and
encored at 7pm. This nationally-recognized, Peabody Award-winning
classical music program, hosted by Fred Child, is the most listened-to
daily classical music radio program in the United States.

Performance Today is followed by Exploring Music at 11am and Curt
Timmons at Noon playing locally-programmed, long-format pieces for
your listening pleasure. Please reference the weekly music schedule to
know when your favorite program airs.

The 2023 resolution of KUCO is to continue playing more locally
programmed classical music to the communities we serve and be
Oklahoma's Voice for the Performing Arts. It is only possible with
members like you who support this endeavor. Happy New Year, and thank
you for your support.``

And the websked now updated:
https://www.kucofm.com/programs/program-schedule-grid/

So much for the 3-hour M-F jazz show at 9 pm from Kansas City? Another
short-lived strip of one-hour programs from elsewhere M-F at 10 am was
already gone. I am pleased to see that altho gone from Sunday
afternoons, two of my favorites are somewhere: `Wind & Rhythm` - band
music at 8 pm Sundays; and `Feminine Fusion`, at 11 pm Thursdays.
Other orchestra broadcasts are stripped M-F at 9 pm, including own
`Performance Oklahoma` now at that time on Thursdays, still repeated
Saturdays at 8 am. `Classical Through the Night` is now the title at
12-6 am 7 days, so back to NC`s WCPE? No, overnight is called
`Sleepers Awake`, with their only? Black announcer, Sherman Wallace:
https://theclassicalstation.org/about-us/meet-the-announcers/
No, at 0628 does not match WCPE stream and announcer is someone else.
Info about module programs such as StarDate still has not been updated
since 2017 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 91.7, KOSU, Jan 2 at 2001 UT, the NPR news ``hole`` is
really empty, 6+ minutes of dead air until 2007.7 JIP `The World` --
automation without any human oversight wins again (Glenn Hauser, Enid,
WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Mon Jan 2 at 2300, REE in token English makes S9+25
direct on meter, but too much storm crashing N/E of here. Feature
topic something about a play. Pass. 11940 & 12030 totally unusable
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 2 at 2300, VOT English seems to be on, but VP
direct with storm crashes, worse than Spain. Not convenient for me to
bring up remotes (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2171 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday January
3 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, VG S9+25 into Missouri SDR. Tried Athens GA
first and got zilch! Jeff still tried to start his ``world is in
turmoil`` ad between ID and WOR. Next:

0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v OR 5130v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Like our website, a noncommercial service for which financial support
is appreciated. Thanks this week to John Spicer for a contribution via
PayPal in US funds but not necessarily, to woradio at yahoo.com and
says: ``Thanks for keeping the hobby alive and your fine work on the
reports. Many thanks to the listeners that have contributed. Happy
Listening, John Spicer``

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330.041+, Jan 2 at 2122, UTwente displays this WBCQ-6
frequency, not outstanding signal only S7/S9, WLCR in Spanish (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, Jan 3 at 0354, have not paid much attention to WRNO
lately, but it`s S9+10/20 now with music Just Barely Modulated. The
incompetence of so many SW stations continues to amaze (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. I`m very sorry for the FB player who collapsed in a game,
but I can`t believe how at least MSNBC and CNN blew away most or all
of their other news programming for the next hours, starting before
0300 UT Jan 3, merely to speculate on his critical condition and
bewilder that the game was axually stopped. Surely there are countless
far more significant people who have suffered in some way during the
same time period without any notice by the media. I might add that
anyone who voluntarily engages in a violent ``sport`` is asking for it
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU [and non]. 7260: I notified Adrian Sainsbury, RNZ about the
QRMongolia as in my last report, and he promptly replied that he would
get on it pronto; apparently is a frequency advisor for R. Vanuatu
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1386, Jan 3 at 0354 UT earlier than usual complete 9/kHz
split bandscan for JBA carriers, such as Benin on 1566? Only one
audible is here, worst possible spot next to blasting 1390 local KCRC.
If not a coincidental spur out of that, what have we TAs in WRTH? O
yes, a neat catch would be 75 kW Radio Baltic Waves, Lithuania, which
relays Ukraine et al. Not much else: 50 kW in Kenya, 10 kW in Egypt,
1-watt LPAMs in UK, unknown power in Greece (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0640 UT January 3
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Glenn Hauser logs January 2, 2023  View Printable Version 
Monday, January 02 2023

Logs
** CANADA. 7850 CUSB, Jan 2 at 1914, this CHU is still off, but 14670
CUSB is on. The clueless/useless System Status page still does not
acknowledge:
https://nrc.canada.ca/en/chu-short-wave-station/
I first noted it AWOL on Dec 31 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, Jan 2 at 0730, JBA carrier confidently from R.
Kiribati, London, where it`s way past LSS; while there is nothing in
Europe more than 3 kW Ireland, and higher powers beyond are well past
LSR; and no other split carriers audible except 711 likely Western
Sahara, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR [and non]. 15360, Jan 2 at 1924, talk in unknown
language, S9/+10 but JBM! Scheduled is AWR in Hausa thisaway at
1900-1930. The best strength extracontinental signal on any band 9-18
MHz now in degraded propagation. Hardly any VOA Botswana on 15580
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15740, Jan 2 at 1922, S9+10 of open carrier, no doubt VOA
Grimesland warming up here to avoid overlap with Botswana site on
15730 as French service swaps sites at 1930; yes, now much stronger
and modulated signal on 15730, no 15740. Why aren`t these regular
warmup frequencies in EiBi? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2171 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday January
2 at 0053, the 0030 on WRMI 7780, S5/S8 into Maryland SDR.

Not confirmed UT Monday January 2 at 0400 on WBCQ Radio Angela 6160
minus 65 Hz = 6159.935 into Rochester SDR --- instead continues with
some rock music show but WOR starts abruptly at 0431, not HRI which
presumably would have been a week-to-week repeat, but why? Next:

0130 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v OR 5130v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Like our website, a noncommercial service for which financial support
is appreciated. Thanks this week to John Spicer for a contribution via
PayPal in US funds but not necessarily, to woradio at yahoo.com and
says: ``Thanks for keeping the hobby alive and your fine work on the
reports. Many thanks to the listeners that have contributed. Happy
Listening, John Spicer``

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330.00, Jan 2 at 1546, WLC Radio on WBCQ-6 in English, once
again ON-frequency! matching no offset of 9395 WRMI. It can be done!
But why is it still appearing way off-frequency-minus at other chex?
Could two different transmitters be involved? Or frequency-generating
modules? 1913, it`s off again, must still be problematic (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17790, Jan 2 at 1918, NO signal from WRMI Radio Africa to
South America. Never a powerhouse thisaway but ought to be at least a
trace if on. 17700 VOA NC is blasting in at S9+40; and next WRMI on
15770 is normal at S9+10 despite degraded propagation (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** VANUATU [and non]. 7260, Jan 2 at 0714, RV is JBA, still here, but
note!:

``MONGOLIA. 7260, Mongolian Radio (Radio 1), 0918-0940 UT, Jan 2;
first day I have noted their reactivation here with a decent signal
strength; totally overpowering R. Vanuatu also on frequency, causing
QRM for Mongolia; 0918-0926, announcers; 0926+, indigenous
music/singing. Thanks very much to Hiroyuki Komatsubara (Japan) for
determining it is Radio 1 programming. Website (translated) -
bit.ly/3WWFocJ
Also see
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:5253#5253
Ron Howard, California``

bit.ly link shows Radio 1 on air from 06 to 23 local = 22 to 15 UT.
Second link goes to YouTubes and ``This frequency has been stopped for
a long time due to the CORONA-Virus(COVID-19), but is it a revival or
temporary ?``

WRTH 2022, not mentioning 7260 but referring to 4830 & 4895, says
``All SW txs are officially scheduled to be on the air on a regular
basis 2300-0500 & 0700-1500``. Such a schedule would cause further
confusion with Vanuatu and even less should persuade it to move again,
perhaps to 5040/3945 + harmonix (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** WESTERN SAHARA. 711 kHz, Jan 2 at 0730 UT, only 9/kHz split JBA
carrier, besides Kiritimati 846; remnant from the 300 kW Moroccan
imperialist SNRT station is far more likely this late than anything
further into Afroeurasia. Gaisma.com considers W.S. a separate country
from Morocco like we do and shows today`s al-'Ayūn SR at 0943 local,
i.e. UT+1 but italicized as if DST were in force now, which would mean
0743 UT. At timeanddate.com search you have to spell it all-'Ayūn but
eventually leads to
https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/western-sahara/el-aaiun
also as a separate country, which shows today`s SR at 8:42 am local in
UT+1 = 0742 UT. So westward prop from this NW tip of Africa is still
possible and for some minutes longer still in the dark. Six months
from now circa Summer Solstice, LSR will be as early as 0603 UT. Note
also, that at long. 13.2 west, this ought to be in the middle of the
UT MINUS ONE timezone! So if ever observing UT+2 would be triple-DST
like western China (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1954 UT January 2
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Glenn Hauser logs December 31, 2022-January 1, 2023  View Printable Version 
Monday, January 02 2023

Logs
** CANADA [and non]. 1610 kHz, Jan 1, 2023 at 0223 UT, Spanish music
presumed CHHA Toronto, again with a het about 1610.65. This time it
appears to come from around my desktop not near the radio in another
room and even further from the LW antenna. IDs are sparse, but with
1610 reaching S9+10/20 at 0611, unusually I bring up the CHHA stream
and confirm it`s // a few seconds apart (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA [and non]. 14670 RC USB, Dec 31, 2022 at 2357, we choose to
greet the Universal New Year with CHU rather than WWV, heard past 0000
UT Jan 1, 2023; S9+10/20 here but still absent from 7850, very poor on
3330. At 0248 I notice what sounds like Cuban pulse jamming peaking
aboout 7835 and 7847, spurs? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, Dec 31, 2022 at 2257, S9/+10 of dead air or maybe JBM,
toward end of the nominal 2200 hour in English, but fracassed more
often than not. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, Jan 1, 2023 at 0810, only RHC still on and with weekly
Esperanto, S9/+10 but JBM under hum level. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** INDONESIA. 7290-, Jan 1, 2023, at 0807, JBA carrier presumed RRI
Nabire, even weaker than 7260 Vanuatu (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, Jan 1, 2023 after 0700, no signal from R.
Kiribati, presumed off for another silent Sunday, and Gary Pence
agrees. Nor any other 9/kHz split carriers audible here (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 5950, Sun Jan 1, 2023, The Mighty KBC at its new
time and station, WRMI relay. At 2201 it`s S9/+10 fading, hardly a
solid signal in mostly day-path from much closer transmitter than
ex-Germany 5960 over night-path at 00-02 Sundays. Direct reception
will improve during the bihour, but worsen from week to week thru
Summer Solstice as there is more and more light on the path NW from
FL. If stuck at same time competing with WBCQ musical programming,
should migrate to a higher band by A-23 if not sooner. Normally, WBCQ
could expect better reception but 7490 is still down leaving `Marion`s
Attic` on a substitute JBA 5130 carrier direct. Must get Maryland SDR
going to hear that at -52 Hz offset = 5129.948, S6/S7. By A-23 during
DST at earlied UT hour of 21, M`A on 7490 will again be unusable the
rest of season. Of course WBCQ ``7490`` webcast is still running with
5130 programming before R. Angela which is deliberately unwebbed;
while WRMI`s only stream is of 9955 programming (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6955 USB, Dec 31, 2022 immediately at 2326.8
tune-in, ``This is Outhouse Radio, without a doubt``, song, S7/S9,
still at 2355. Many more logs here and some SSTV captures of skull &
crossbones:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,107584.0.html

6925 USB, Dec 31, 2022 at 2355, hard rock at S7/S8 past 0000 UT
January 1, 2023. Many logs here as Sycko Radio:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,107590.0.html

Also a JBA AM carrier on 6965 at 2355, nothing listed or reported
currently in HFU.

6935 USB, Jan 1, 2023 at 0132, now the only pirate on band (OPOB) is
here with music, S9. Still at 0211; DJ yelling at 0217; off at next
check 0247.
Many reports here of Zeke, or Zekey:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,107600.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960.001+, Sunday Jan 1, 2023, S9+30 into
UTwente, several chex during the 2300 English hour always hear Turkish
music, so wonder if non-English feed instead? No, 2354 finally s/off
in English claiming this has been the 1330 broadcast on 12035! and a
bit of IS, 2356 restarting but cut off before can start German IDs;
uncovering XJPBS. Something`s awry at Ankara (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2171 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
December 31 starting at 2032 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, S9+20 groundwave
into nearby KiwiSDR.

Also confirmed UT Sunday January 1 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S8/S9 into
Louisiana SDR.

Also confirmed UT Sunday January 1 from 0424 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, S9+20
direct.

Also confirmed Sunday January 1 at 2100 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323
kHz only, S9+10/20 into nearby Noale SDR, good way over musical CCI
from understation, England? Next:

0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0130 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v OR 5130v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

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says: ``Thanks for keeping the hobby alive and your fine work on the
reports. Many thanks to the listeners that have contributed. Happy
Listening, John Spicer``

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** U S A. 5950, UT Sun Jan 1 from 0100, Texas R SW via WRMI with NY
show of TX mx; courtesy ID by different voices at each break including
one from yours truly at 0112.5. Then a couple of early singles by
Willie Nelson. DJ is a YL voice which Terry has assured is a real
person. Listened to most of the 2-hour show.

15 kHz is not far enough away from 5935 WWCR: at 0135, inevitable
splash from dead Gene Scott, who is S9+40/50 and much louder mod than
WRMI only S9+10/20 and with lower mod. Also QRM from other side, Cuban
jamming against no República on 5955. By 0155 WWCR has diminished a
bit to only S9+30/40 as undead Pastor Melissa Scott is speaking less
loudly; but now there is SAH fading on 5950 from another carrier, but
no co-channel modulation detectable. Nothing else in Aoki, while EiBi
has Ethiopia from 0255 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5130v, Jan 1, 2023 at 0251, WBCQ R. Angela, S8/9+10 last
part of Greek pirates show; 0300 NY special with excerpts of several
regular programs, some of which I have not caught on the complex
weekly-or-monthly schedule. At 0308 direct it`s S9/S8 with fades
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5950, Jan 1, 2023 at 0550, S9+10/20 of dead air from WRMI,
ditto at 0553, 0606 chex and still 0812 when I finally QRT. WRMI-8 is
scheduled to quit at 0500, except in System E TOMBS grid dated TWO
YEARS AGO as all night and all day. Must have been too busy
celebrating at Okee to remember to turn off the transmitter. I wonder
how many $ per hour of wasted electrical fluid that cost (Glenn Hauser
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5882 & 5898 approx., Jan 1, 2023 at 0814, spurious artefacts
out of 5890 WWCR transmitter of TOMBS. I think this results from
defective dirty audio feed out of Walterboro, which stations need to
filter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, Jan 1, 2023 at 0807, R. Vanuatu JBA here (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5051, open carrier I am still hearing at various night
times as of Jan 1, but weaker than before. Art Delibert had replied on
Dec 29:
``FYI, the carrier on 5051 is already fading in here -- first noted at
a very weak level when I tuned in at about 2042, but growing stronger.
FWIW, it's strongest with the SAL-12 antenna pointed north, but that
may not mean anything -- it may just be the direction from which I've
got the lowest local noise (which is fierce this time of year b/c of
holiday lights). Regards, Art Delibert, North Bethesda, MD`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0012 UT Jan 2
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