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Glenn Hauser logs January 7-8-9, 2024  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 09 2024

Logs
** BRAZIL. 4885+, Jan 8 at 0446, S9+10 open? carrier direct = noise
level, offset slightly plus as typical of R. Cl. do Pará. On, off and
on again from night to night, not back to normal dominance (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, Jan 8 at 0450, RHC English is S9+30/40 but JBM,
sup/torted, at least providing the plus/minus parasitic spur carriers,
much weaker but significant. Meanwhile, David Crawford who trax RHC
activity much more closely, replied at 0108 Jan 8 to a previous report
of mine:

``I wouldn't put much faith into _any_ RHC schedules just now. Some
late summary obs:

Current RHC working tx count as of this evening at 0030 Z (local Sun 7
JAN) appears to be:
Bauta - 2
Quivicán - 1 RHC; 2 CRI reserved
Bejucal - 0 (none heard since July 2023)

[follow-up at 0118: ``Right on cue, 6000 RHC ENG came up with the +/-
10 kHz about the time I hit send, and 15230 is still on, so update
Quiv RHC tx count to 2 above``].

At Quivicán:

On 6 Jan local evening, RHC Quiv was noted 2300 Z on 6000, no useful
modulation, and RHC POR on 15230. 6000 pulled the plug just before
0000Z and there was no ENG program aired after.

On 7 Jan local evening, CRI Quiv 5990 and 13650 were up
simultaneously, and RHC SPA was on 15230 during the 23 Z block, with
very low modulation; 6000 was completely missing. After 0000Z, 5990
and 15230 remained on, but still no 6000.

So, 6000 evening ENG has been missing at least couple of days now. I
haven't checked morning 6000/15230 in a few days, though they were
both reliably active as of a few days ago.

At Bauta:

15140 disappeared about 3 weeks ago; it was the "squealer" tx and was
used at times on 11760 or 11670 also. Since then 11760 has been the
prime daytime freq with the "good 25 m" tx that was previously shared
with the HM01 spook. HM01 remains unheard since October.

RHC was active on 11760 most of the afternoon 7 Jan. I wasn't around
to check for the Radio Havano Cubo ESP Sunday program at 1600 Z. It
was active with ARA at 1800 Z, HAT 1830 Z, 19-20 Z unmonitored, ENG
2000 Z, FRA 2100 Z, then it pulled the plug abruptly at 2123ish. 11760
came back around 2235 with SPA, with 9710 also found already up at
that time. 9710 then dropped off around 2353Z, while 11760 continued,
and is still on at 0105 Z.

Some days lately 11760 has been pulling the plug, seemingly randomly,
early afternoon, leaving no RHC anywhere until the 2200 Z SPA block.
Or, they may keep it active all afternoon instead.

9710 and 11760 had been showing up consistently for the morning SPA
block as of a few days ago.

For the national stations, 5025 Bauta remains off, 4765 remains on as
of 6 Jan. 4765 was "professionally DFd" to Bauta, but doesn't seem to
correlate with any major full site outages at Bauta when they
occasionally happen; the tx sites are relatively close together for DF
purposes, so it may indeed be at the usually-listed Bejucal.

So, the general trend of deterioration continues. Will the CHICOMs or
Putkin fly in some techs and fix everything, or will RadioCuba finally
run RHC SW to complete and permanent failure?
--------------------------
David E. Crawford
Indian River City, Florida
United States of America``
--------------------------
Thanks, David! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT [non]. 9439.995, Jan 8 at 2156 check into UTwente, no signal
from R. Cairo sesquihour in English. Something`s amiss at Abis. I
can`t help but notice that some editors habitually delete such `non`
logs, failing to recognize that we are documenting what stations are
doing: absences are just as significant, if not more so, than
presences. Also should be filed under the *missing* frequency for
reference purposes, rather than some other frequency active, if any
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 11514.9, Jan 8 at 1657, JBA carrier direct, no doubt
Hikari FM pirate from Arizona or Sonora; too QRP, why bother? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960.000+, Jan 7 at 2312, into UTwente no signal
from VOT, rather only S9 Chinese on exacter frequency from XJPBS, land
of imperialist ChiCom genocide against Uighurs and other Moslems. Cf.
not quite that critical:

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/rebranding-chinas-conflicted-xinjiang-region-as-a-tourist-destination/

6125, Jan 8 at 0451, VOT English is not off, as M announcer who names
himself at start of newscasts but can never understand it, wishes us
``Merry Christmas and Happy New Year``. S9+30 direct and not exactly
measured; 0452 s/off by YL starting with correct sked: 1330 on 13635,
etc.

5960.001, Jan 8 at 2326 quick check direct, VOT not off but S9+20/30
of music. At 2347 into UTwente the badax is speaking when frequency is
measured 4 Hz lower than usual, but certainly not XJ this time,
S9+25/35. 2352 canned s/off, the one with correct B23 frequencies but
all-wrong ``UTC``s +3 hours off. Something`s always awry at Ankara.
2354 IS. 2356 restart IS with German IDs inserted but 2358* chopoff
uncovering XJPBS. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 332 MCW kHz, Jan 8 at 0433 UT, dash and QT, the
1000-watt ND beacon at Thunder Bay ON, but another one mixing JBA --
not as expected my nearby 400-watt IC, wIChita KS, but FIS, which is
400 watts from Key West/FISh Hook FL! New to me (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2224 monitoring [Not 2244 as I
typoed last time]: Also confirmed Sunday January 7 at 2100 on IRRS SW
via AM Italia, 1323 kHz, S9 into UTwente with lite CCI, lo-power UK?
S9+15 into nearby Noale SDR, no CCI so not Romania; both register -2
Hz off.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 8 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S8/9+10 into
Durango2 SDR - and that dang blast of ute noise for the first 14
seconds is back! On the H2Ofall it`s visibly much stronger as it is to
the ear.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 8 from 0401 on Area 51 [sic] via WBCQ
6160-, S9+20, only about one minute late, after John Lightning
gotta-go by 0400, following some anti-T**** remarx? Uncle Bill Tilford
says, ``I periodically have to remind somebodyorother that some of
WBCQ's programming swings left - John Lightning's Radio New York
International heavily so for another example. Left, Right and Center
can coexist in the same space, a concept increasingly lost on
broadcast television, mediumwave radio and in social media channels``
-- JL is on alternate weeks from 0100 and if he feels like it, can
override WOR for an extra hour. I got around to measuring direct later
before 0500: 6159.936 -- next:
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to SW
1400 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
[previous #2223][SW suspended but still streamed?]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [unsked but reconfirmed Jan 3]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated. Thanks this
week to Chris Krug, KC5IIE, Tulsa OK, for a contribution via PayPal,
in US funds but not necessarily, to woradio at yahoo.com and says, ``I
very much appreciate all the hard work and dedication, Glenn! SWL is
alive and well thanks to your efforts. Happy 2024!``

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

** U S A. 9350/9550, Jan 8 at 0745, very approx. span of weak splatter
out of 9455 WRMI - definitely in talk matching mod peaks rather than
9395 with music. Something`s outoforder at Okeechobee (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, Jan 8 at 0448, no signal from WTWW despite nominal
0500*; unknown if on at all this night; meanwhile, quite a uteroar
around 5081 which might justifiably complain about it. WTWW 5085 back
at 0025 check Jan 9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1590, Jan 8 at 0752 UT, romantic songs in Spanish
interrupted by ``Radio Clásico`` ID, i.e. WCGO Evanston IL; see my Dec
6 report. No business dominating frequency at night, 2.5 kW direxional
with a notch thisaway to the SW, rather than 10 kW daypower
nondirexional. So, is there a station in ChiCaGO called WEVN? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 8 at 0437-0442
on the Wellbrook: 585, 684, 711, 774-2, 855, 891, 1053, 1089, 1107,
1566. JBA means just barely audible, which I think is a very apt
description as these cannot be evaluated numerically; yet some editors
don`t allow me to use it! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Re my unID Spanish Catholic on 1430, Jan 7 at 0430:
``Glenn, KSHJ 1430 in Houston is English language. GRN owned, but
programs mostly EWTN English service with local announcements
inserted. Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas``

That leaves KEES Gladewater TX, unless someone can assert it`s
English, not Spanish. Radio-locator stream link for it goes to KATH
910 Frisco! DFW market, so I check at 0120 Jan 9 to find it`s English!
BTW the NRC AM Log address for KEES is Baytown TX, i.e. Houston area,
nowhere near Gladewater; but the address for KSHJ Houston is in San
Antonio! What a mess (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0143 UT January 9
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Glenn Hauser logs January 7-8-9, 2024  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 09 2024

Logs
** BRAZIL. 4885+, Jan 8 at 0446, S9+10 open? carrier direct = noise
level, offset slightly plus as typical of R. Cl. do Pará. On, off and
on again from night to night, not back to normal dominance (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, Jan 8 at 0450, RHC English is S9+30/40 but JBM,
sup/torted, at least providing the plus/minus parasitic spur carriers,
much weaker but significant. Meanwhile, David Crawford who trax RHC
activity much more closely, replied at 0108 Jan 8 to a previous report
of mine:

``I wouldn't put much faith into _any_ RHC schedules just now. Some
late summary obs:

Current RHC working tx count as of this evening at 0030 Z (local Sun 7
JAN) appears to be:
Bauta - 2
Quivicán - 1 RHC; 2 CRI reserved
Bejucal - 0 (none heard since July 2023)

[follow-up at 0118: ``Right on cue, 6000 RHC ENG came up with the +/-
10 kHz about the time I hit send, and 15230 is still on, so update
Quiv RHC tx count to 2 above``].

At Quivicán:

On 6 Jan local evening, RHC Quiv was noted 2300 Z on 6000, no useful
modulation, and RHC POR on 15230. 6000 pulled the plug just before
0000Z and there was no ENG program aired after.

On 7 Jan local evening, CRI Quiv 5990 and 13650 were up
simultaneously, and RHC SPA was on 15230 during the 23 Z block, with
very low modulation; 6000 was completely missing. After 0000Z, 5990
and 15230 remained on, but still no 6000.

So, 6000 evening ENG has been missing at least couple of days now. I
haven't checked morning 6000/15230 in a few days, though they were
both reliably active as of a few days ago.

At Bauta:

15140 disappeared about 3 weeks ago; it was the "squealer" tx and was
used at times on 11760 or 11670 also. Since then 11760 has been the
prime daytime freq with the "good 25 m" tx that was previously shared
with the HM01 spook. HM01 remains unheard since October.

RHC was active on 11760 most of the afternoon 7 Jan. I wasn't around
to check for the Radio Havano Cubo ESP Sunday program at 1600 Z. It
was active with ARA at 1800 Z, HAT 1830 Z, 19-20 Z unmonitored, ENG
2000 Z, FRA 2100 Z, then it pulled the plug abruptly at 2123ish. 11760
came back around 2235 with SPA, with 9710 also found already up at
that time. 9710 then dropped off around 2353Z, while 11760 continued,
and is still on at 0105 Z.

Some days lately 11760 has been pulling the plug, seemingly randomly,
early afternoon, leaving no RHC anywhere until the 2200 Z SPA block.
Or, they may keep it active all afternoon instead.

9710 and 11760 had been showing up consistently for the morning SPA
block as of a few days ago.

For the national stations, 5025 Bauta remains off, 4765 remains on as
of 6 Jan. 4765 was "professionally DFd" to Bauta, but doesn't seem to
correlate with any major full site outages at Bauta when they
occasionally happen; the tx sites are relatively close together for DF
purposes, so it may indeed be at the usually-listed Bejucal.

So, the general trend of deterioration continues. Will the CHICOMs or
Putkin fly in some techs and fix everything, or will RadioCuba finally
run RHC SW to complete and permanent failure?
--------------------------
David E. Crawford
Indian River City, Florida
United States of America``
--------------------------
Thanks, David! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT [non]. 9439.995, Jan 8 at 2156 check into UTwente, no signal
from R. Cairo sesquihour in English. Something`s amiss at Abis. I
can`t help but notice that some editors habitually delete such `non`
logs, failing to recognize that we are documenting what stations are
doing: absences are just as significant, if not more so, than
presences. Also should be filed under the *missing* frequency for
reference purposes, rather than some other frequency active, if any
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 11514.9, Jan 8 at 1657, JBA carrier direct, no doubt
Hikari FM pirate from Arizona or Sonora; too QRP, why bother? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960.000+, Jan 7 at 2312, into UTwente no signal
from VOT, rather only S9 Chinese on exacter frequency from XJPBS, land
of imperialist ChiCom genocide against Uighurs and other Moslems. Cf.
not quite that critical:

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/rebranding-chinas-conflicted-xinjiang-region-as-a-tourist-destination/

6125, Jan 8 at 0451, VOT English is not off, as M announcer who names
himself at start of newscasts but can never understand it, wishes us
``Merry Christmas and Happy New Year``. S9+30 direct and not exactly
measured; 0452 s/off by YL starting with correct sked: 1330 on 13635,
etc.

5960.001, Jan 8 at 2326 quick check direct, VOT not off but S9+20/30
of music. At 2347 into UTwente the badax is speaking when frequency is
measured 4 Hz lower than usual, but certainly not XJ this time,
S9+25/35. 2352 canned s/off, the one with correct B23 frequencies but
all-wrong ``UTC``s +3 hours off. Something`s always awry at Ankara.
2354 IS. 2356 restart IS with German IDs inserted but 2358* chopoff
uncovering XJPBS. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 332 MCW kHz, Jan 8 at 0433 UT, dash and QT, the
1000-watt ND beacon at Thunder Bay ON, but another one mixing JBA --
not as expected my nearby 400-watt IC, wIChita KS, but FIS, which is
400 watts from Key West/FISh Hook FL! New to me (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2224 monitoring [Not 2244 as I
typoed last time]: Also confirmed Sunday January 7 at 2100 on IRRS SW
via AM Italia, 1323 kHz, S9 into UTwente with lite CCI, lo-power UK?
S9+15 into nearby Noale SDR, no CCI so not Romania; both register -2
Hz off.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 8 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S8/9+10 into
Durango2 SDR - and that dang blast of ute noise for the first 14
seconds is back! On the H2Ofall it`s visibly much stronger as it is to
the ear.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 8 from 0401 on Area 51 [sic] via WBCQ
6160-, S9+20, only about one minute late, after John Lightning
gotta-go by 0400, following some anti-T**** remarx? Uncle Bill Tilford
says, ``I periodically have to remind somebodyorother that some of
WBCQ's programming swings left - John Lightning's Radio New York
International heavily so for another example. Left, Right and Center
can coexist in the same space, a concept increasingly lost on
broadcast television, mediumwave radio and in social media channels``
-- JL is on alternate weeks from 0100 and if he feels like it, can
override WOR for an extra hour. I got around to measuring direct later
before 0500: 6159.936 -- next:
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to SW
1400 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
[previous #2223][SW suspended but still streamed?]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [unsked but reconfirmed Jan 3]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated. Thanks this
week to Chris Krug, KC5IIE, Tulsa OK, for a contribution via PayPal,
in US funds but not necessarily, to woradio at yahoo.com and says, ``I
very much appreciate all the hard work and dedication, Glenn! SWL is
alive and well thanks to your efforts. Happy 2024!``

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

** U S A. 9350/9550, Jan 8 at 0745, very approx. span of weak splatter
out of 9455 WRMI - definitely in talk matching mod peaks rather than
9395 with music. Something`s outoforder at Okeechobee (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, Jan 8 at 0448, no signal from WTWW despite nominal
0500*; unknown if on at all this night; meanwhile, quite a uteroar
around 5081 which might justifiably complain about it. WTWW 5085 back
at 0025 check Jan 9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1590, Jan 8 at 0752 UT, romantic songs in Spanish
interrupted by ``Radio Clásico`` ID, i.e. WCGO Evanston IL; see my Dec
6 report. No business dominating frequency at night, 2.5 kW direxional
with a notch thisaway to the SW, rather than 10 kW daypower
nondirexional. So, is there a station in ChiCaGO called WEVN? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 8 at 0437-0442
on the Wellbrook: 585, 684, 711, 774-2, 855, 891, 1053, 1089, 1107,
1566. JBA means just barely audible, which I think is a very apt
description as these cannot be evaluated numerically; yet some editors
don`t allow me to use it! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Re my unID Spanish Catholic on 1430, Jan 7 at 0430:
``Glenn, KSHJ 1430 in Houston is English language. GRN owned, but
programs mostly EWTN English service with local announcements
inserted. Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas``

That leaves KEES Gladewater TX, unless someone can assert it`s
English, not Spanish. Radio-locator stream link for it goes to KATH
910 Frisco! DFW market, so I check at 0120 Jan 9 to find it`s English!
BTW the NRC AM Log address for KEES is Baytown TX, i.e. Houston area,
nowhere near Gladewater; but the address for KSHJ Houston is in San
Antonio! What a mess (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0143 UT January 9
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Glenn Hauser logs January 7, 2024  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 07 2024

Logs
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, LRA36: as in last report, still running
at 0035 UT Jan 7; by next check at 0202 into Argentine remote, it`s
gone (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 4885, Jan 7 at 0438, zero signal from R. Clube do Pará,
gone again after weak appearance last night. Usual weak sig from 4985
much further RBC so prop is OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, Jan 7 at 0442, RHC English S9+20 but JBM, yet this time
with parasitic spur carriers on 5990 & 6010, the upper hetting I am
confident the off-frequency Brasil. Somethings always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 7 at 1542, this RHC is missing; but 11760 is on
VG, and then I find // music on two unskeds: 15230, at 1544, VP S6/S9
undermodulated; and at 1550, 9710, S3/S6! All this may have affected
Sunday Esperanto at 1600, unrechecked. When are the extras supposedly
sked? Aoki: 9710 Bejucal, 11-15, 21-04; 15230 Titán Quivicán, 12-15,
22-05. EiBi: 9710 NOT; 15230 Q, 13-16, 23-06 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** JAPAN [non]. 6165, Jan 7 at 0444, something fair in Russian. EiBi
shows NHK at 0430-0450 via D-n = Nauen, GERMANY (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. 293 MCW kHz, Jan 7 at 0756 UT, FBY, 25- or 50-watt ND beacon
at Fairbury, NE. JBA, but the noise blanker on the NRD 545 makes the
difference vs my intolerable LW noise level. I have been looking for
this for months, not detecting even a carrier, and suspected to have
been off. Last logged Oct 18, but maybe heard somewhat later, as it
had been so regular. It used to be my most reliable Nebraskan, even in
daytime. It is after all, just beyond Kansas at lat. 40-10-36 N (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2244 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday January 7 at 0100 on WRMI 9955, S9+10 into Georgia SDR.

Also confirmed starting at 0508 UT Sunday January 7 the 0415v on
WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, S9+20 into nearby SDR.

Also confirmed Sunday January 7 at 1144 the 1130 on WRMI 9955, S9+25?
direct. Next:

2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to SW
1400 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
[previous #2223][SW suspended but still streamed?]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [unsked but reconfirmed Jan 3]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated. Thanks this
week to Chris Krug, KC5IIE, Tulsa OK, for a contribution via PayPal,
in US funds but not necessarily, to woradio at yahoo.com and says, ``I
very much appreciate all the hard work and dedication, Glenn! SWL is
alive and well thanks to your efforts. Happy 2024!``

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

** U S A. 7489.9+ approx., UT Sun Jan 7 at 0400, Pirate Joe with some
non-delusional comments about T****. TG for Free Speech on WBCQ; 0404
plays an old scratchy song. `Shortwave Saturday Night` runs 02-05 UT
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VATICAN. 15565, Jan 7 at 1546, VR at S9+20/30, the SSOB, despite
supposedly beaming toward E Africa, 180 degrees off? Or no
back-radiation suppression? Just another of countless examples of this
situation. Language at 1530-1600 daily is Amharic. Continues until
1830 in Swahili, Somali, English 1630-1700, French, Tigre, Portuguese.
Something`s suspicious at SMG (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 518 kHz, Jan 7 at 0422 UT, NAVTEX beepery.
DXinfocentre.com has too many choices around here for 0420 UT: VCK,
Moisie, Canada: HJW, Santa Marta, Colombia; NMC, Point Reyes, USA.
Countless of these worldwide are scheduled in 10-minute segments;
other main frequency 490 kHz where I`ve never heard it, and a few
others scattered in this area (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 7 at 0407:
585, 612, 693, 774-2, 837, 855, 882, 891, 909, 999, 1053, 1089, 1098,
1107. A later 10/kHz scan at 0423 adds 711 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1430 kHz, Jan 7 at 0413 UT, Spanish gospel huxter raving
about María, and still at 0430 check: must be RCC Marian cult. Loops
roughly NW/SE. NRC AM Log has best three possibilities right next to
each other; SS:REL is KMES Ogden UT, Esne Radio, unknown if Catholic;
two Texans with EWTN and Guadalupe R Network, not specified as SS, but
isn`t Guadalupe? No echo. From website, GRN seems mostly English but
some Spanish; not clear if one language per station or mixed: KEES
Gladewater and KSHJ Houston, both 5/1 kW. Looking at the NRC Pattern
Book, 2013, I see that for 1430 the enumeration is one digit off! 52
Gladewater is really Houston, and there is no 53 which is supposed to
be Houston. OK is also off: 41 on the map is obviously Alva, but on
the key it`s 42 while 41 is Newark OH! So where is Gladewater TX? in
the NE near Longview. I merely wanted to evaluate which had the more
favorable night pattern thisaway: both are no good with most signals
E/W or south. If really on day pattern/power, KEES is ND and KSHJ
thisaway. KMES certainly no good, N/S day and night. FWIW, some three
hours later, no Spanish to be heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1947 UT January 7
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Logs 1/1 part 3  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 07 2024

Logs

Vιa the canaries with 2 kiwis fully used by wsprdeαmon  again and one with 5 /8 channels occupied.. 080 m loop in use..6110  Fana? 1854  with talks between OM and YL  tehre is a tone that seems as clock and is heard every 2-3 minutes Cross checked with the two Cyrpiot kSDRs but the signal  there is undermod  no  Cri is starting a program on 19z with signal being stronger on Canaries starting with Russian program on 1858 !! ID in Russian on 1900 Also on 6110
5995  RTTV Malienne 0904  with traditional songs with metal phones and -45dbm signal Nice music
5925  IRIB in Albanian , 1911  with talks. I used to well know this lang.   Half citizen in Mt Olympus  are Albanians ,another very poor modulated signal -40dbm
7570  VoK   1920 is quite garbled but still audible Slightly better in SAM mode
7475 Vof Thailand 1923 with market opportunities on working in Thailad and Vietnam under auspices with UN ‘YOU re listening to RT news ‘ 1924 -45dbm
9875 VoK with the same problems with the 7570 1930  with program in English.  Rather aggressive talks on several counties SAM adds clarity and removes some annoying reception  -45 dbm too Lots of news feedsLogs continue tomorow Full listing https://zliangaslogs.wordpress.com/2024/01/02/local-1-1-24-in-6-parts/
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Glenn Hauser logs January 6-7, 2023  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 07 2024

Logs
** ALGERIA. 17600, Jan 6 at at 1616, S7/S9 music from Ifrikya FM is
slightly overmodulated distorting, and spewing splatter up as far as
17650, less on the down side. Had not noticed any of that before.
17600 seems off by 1900 rather than scheduled -2000* (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, Sat Jan 6 at 1743, LRA36 is already on
with songs, S6/S7. 1836 still songs, cuts off modulation, then
``probando`` test counts up and down, doesn`t know he`s on the air?
Some other talk, 1847 more dead air; 1849 music; 1852 YL DJ greets
listeners; 1900 4 pm time check, `Nacional Noticias` with annoying
musical background. Kept listening past 1945, more YL DJ, songs,
greetings, 4+ pm TCs. Nothing whatsoever about Antarctica! Instead
they are relaying R. Nacional, Bs. As., probably // 870. Yes, at 2020
she mentions 870 and 98.7 FM. I hear nothing about a presidential
visit; it`s the chainsaw guy, Javier Milei, flying to Marambio first,
maybe not yet Esperanza. 2300 recheck, now trace of a signal direct
including the reduced carrier.

UT January 7 at 0007, still good S7/S9 into Argentine remote with
music, and soon a long talk stretch. 0026 a genuine LRA36 ID, unclear
if still relaying LRA Nacional otherwhen. NO: 0035 YL with ``CQ de
LU1ZV, boletín - antártico`` and historical radio news from many years
ago, hardly a breaking ``bulletin``. Etc.

Manuel Méndez had reported at 1745: ``ANTARCTICA, 15476usb, LRA 36,
Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza, 1732-, 06-01,
relaying Radio Nacional, songs, comments, ID "En todo el país, Radio
Nacional". Today special program due to the visit to Base Marambio and
Base Esperanza of the president of Argentina. Weak signal at the
moment.
https://www.tvpublica.com.ar/post/milei-partio-a-la-antartida-para-visitar-las-bases-marambio-y-esperanza
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 4885v+, Jan 6 at 0147, S7 open carrier into Missouri
remote, varies +19/28 Hz, similar offset like R. Clube do Pará before
it vanished a couple weeks ago. Following tip on WOR iog: ``Currently
at 0023 UT have a strong carrier on 4885 KHz - maybe Rádio Clube do
Pará is coming back? 73, Mike Beu, KD5DSQ, Austin, Texas``. By 0422
it`s JBA talk into Bonaire SDR varying +20/23 Hz. Pardinho gets JBA on
+23; Brasília makes it out better, continuous talk in Portuguese, S9
vs storm noise, and with an automatic 5?-pip timesignal at 0430. If
Pará, it`s much weaker than before, both direct and remotedly. Even at
Brasília, 4985 RBC is much stronger. As I recheck direct at 0433, 4885
is JBA S5/S8. Still on at my further rechex, 0504 S9+10 but dead air?
0737 JBA carrier. Meanwhile Manuel Méndez reported directly at 0625:
``Yes Mike, Rádio Clube is back but with a weaker signal than usual.
Log in Lugo, NW of Spain: BRAZIL, 4885, Rádio Clube do Pará, Belém,
0604-0633, 06-01, Rádio Clube is back on the air after several days
out, but at the moment it seems to be on with less power than usual.
Relaying Rádio Bandeirantes news. Very weak. 15421`` (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140 & 11760, Jan 6 at 1658, both of the only RHC
frequencies scheduled on at midday, are missing. SAWA (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. 11720, Jan 6 at 1659, S3/S5 open carrier; 1700 AWR
themesong sung with words, then regular instrumental version. Swahili
scheduled 1700-1730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960.005, Jan 6 at 2300, VOT not off the air,
S9+30 into UTwente. Paying some attention later: 2312 already song
after news, ROTP? 2315 ``always-by-your-side`` promo, and `The Energy
Agenda`, don`t recall that segment before, new for new year? 2320
``with-you-every-hour`` promo, song. 2325 `Turkey`s Geomarked [sic]
Products`, about Tandoory[?] pastries from some town. 2328 ``WYEH``
again, music. 2333 `WYEH`` #3! and music. 2338 ``WYEH`` #4! and
2-minute multi-lingual ID filler reel, music. 2344 ``WYEH`` #5, song.
2348 ``WYEH`` #6, enough!! and music.

Note: the music is never announced or identified in any way; just as
well? As we couldn`t understand the names. Of course, they *could*
explain the songs in English at some length; the music-fill must
amount to at least half the broadcast hour, more than that this time.
2352 s/off version with correct! B23 UTimes and frequencies, but
incomplete overlooking this very emission! 2353 IS. Something`s always
awry at Ankara. 2356 restart IS with German IDs.

UT January 7: extraneously still on at 0000 with almost accurate
timesignal, quick German s/on, skipping all those satellite
parameters; same news sounder as English, Nachrichten. It still
overcomes the JBA CCCCCCI from EAST TURKISTAN. The Germod seems a bit
gemuffelt. Still going past 0020: will the lucky masculine or feminine
German hearer past 1 am local get a full hour? No, by 0028 I am
hearing Chinese instead on 5960.001, only S9 into UTwente, as I am
simulplaying LRA36 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2224 monitoring: confirmed UT
Saturday January 6 at 0130 on WRMI 5850.

Also confirmed Saturday January 6 at 1700 & 2030 on WRN N America
webcast.

Also confirmed Saturday January 6 at 2030 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO,
S9+20 into nearby SDR; and on WRMI webcast, almost synchro with WRN.

Also confirmed Saturday January 6 at 2100 on WRN Europe webcast.
Next:

0100 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
0330vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0600]
1130 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [also webcast, phonecast; jammed by Cuba?]
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to SW
1400 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
[previous #2223][SW suspended but still streamed?]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [unsked but reconfirmed Jan 3]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated. Thanks this
week to Chris Krug, KC5IIE, Tulsa OK, for a contribution via PayPal,
in US funds but not necessarily, to woradio at yahoo.com and says, ``I
very much appreciate all the hard work and dedication, Glenn! SWL is
alive and well thanks to your efforts. Happy 2024!``

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

** U S A. Pre-`AAAWWW` check of WBCQs, UT Sat Jan 6 at 0050 into
accurately calibrated NH remote: 3265+, no signal. 5130.299 ATATT.
6159.934 algo. 7489.969 FKB. 9330.000 WLCR. 0100 starts on 5 & 7 &
webcast only, admittedly replay of the ``Dec 22`` show of one biweek
ago. Never mind (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 6 at 0436 on
the NRD545 with E/W longwire: 891-2 with beat 132/min = 2.2 Hz; 711,
855, 999, 1007, 1044, 1107, 1125, probably mostly Spain; AND 1194! not
a broadcast frequency, but sounds like right on 1194.00 so unlikely a
spur or image.

This time I switch ASAP to the R75 and scan again at 0447-0456: 711,
774-2, 882, 891-2 this time counting 144/min beats = 2.4 Hz; 1044,
1071, 1089-2 with 1 Hz beat; NO 1194; 1296, 1413, 1485. This on the
Wellbrook loop antenna aimed E/W, and note this! ``Death of Andrew
Ikin - Wellbrook Communications
https://groups.io/g/IRCA/topic/103527671

1089 has 6 Talksport synchros in UK ranging from 4 watts to 150 kW;
strongest are Brooksmans Park 150, Westerglen 125, Moorside Edge
50/100, Washford 80 kW. But mwoffsets shows all of them within a
fraxion of 1 Hz on 1089.00000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. After lots of JBA TA MW carriers, Jan 6 at 0457, I try
LWBC frequencies again and on the R75 and Wellbrook do detect a couple
on 162 and 180 kHz. Always must beware of birdies and images, but
these may be legit: 162, 800 kW from Allouis, France, no longer
broadcasts, used only for TDF timesignals. But per listings 180 is
unoccupied. Such `even` frequencies are most subject to local MW
images. Long ago there were 1200 kW from Turkey on 180 and a couple of
Asiatic Russians (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 518 kHz, Jan 6 at 0502 UT, beepery on the NAVTEX
frequency. I have no way to decode those, but sometimes audible,
sometimes not. This exhaustive sked shows the closest one at this hour
is also among the most powerful anywhere: 5 kW NMG, New Orleans:
https://dxinfocentre.com/navtex.htm
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

TIPS FOR RATIONAL LIVING

January 6th Must Be a Federal Holiday — DEMOCRACY DAY — So We Never
Forget
https://www.michaelmoore.com/p/january-6th-must-be-a-federal-holiday

This report dispatched at 0046 UT January 7
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