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Glenn Hauser logs May 4-5, 2018  View Printable Version 
Saturday, May 05 2018

Logs
** ALBANIA [non]. 5850, May 4 at 2301, R. Tirana English opening confirmed via WRMI on its Friday-only broadcast in addition to 6-daily 0200 on 9395; on the G8 in downtown Enid as the Tri-State Music Festival parade is just starting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230V, May 4 at 1453, RHC carrier is wobbling --- or is it? Could also be propagation disturbance causing Doppler effect; or a second offset signal QRMing --- but nothing else known on 15230 at this time, and only Xi`an elsewhen at 03-09 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11975-12015, May 5 at 0023, approx. splatter range of RHC 12000 during a strong discurso, perhaps adding to the overmodulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. Around 2015 UT I am getting a JBA signal on 17550, sounds like Arabic music. Seems R. Kuwait has finally activated and/or started to propagate this long-dormant broadcast to Central & Western North America, per HFCC: ``17550 2000 2400 6,7 KBD 250 350 0 216 1234567 250318 281018 D 14750 Ara KWT RKW MOI 12058``
Could be better further east, altho aimed further west (Glenn Hauser, OK, 2033 UT May 4, WOR iog via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Soon replies mentioning ``17750``, I hope typos for correct 17550:

At 2109 May 4, 17750 was good copy using a 17m yagi in that direction. Weaker but copyable on the Wellbrook loop (Don Lamont, Alberta Moman)

At 2117 UT Nothing 'seen' heard on 17750 kHz unfortunately on my access points, not in Europe, - nor in NY state (Wolfgang BÃschel)

The smaller Wellbrook loop often does a bit better on the higher frequencies. 17750 [sic] is still doing quite well at 2325 (Moman)

Nothing here at 2323 UT? 73 (Mick Delmage, Alberta, ibid.)

Just after I mentioned they were still good at 2315 and clicked send, they went off (or way down) around 2318. Still a weak carrier but could be anyone (Moman, ibid.)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, May 4 at 0625 check, VON is AWOL again; however, there is an unmodulated carrier pulsing on and off for a while, maybe this, or who knows, a ham experimenting. Stops before I can measure if it`s the typical VON minus offset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 12050, May 4 at 2009, WEWN has a SAH of about 152/minute = 2.53+ Hz (on SW the SAHs are rarely steady like on MW, due to propagational factors; and HF transmitters tend to be less stable than MF), implying another signal under it. And in fact I can hear African language talk and music, certainly separate from Radio CatÃlica Mundial programing.

So it`s Radio (Ndarason) International, via ASCENSION at 18-21. I suppose there is not too much overlap in intended targets of Latin America and Nigeria? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF channels 3, 19 and 61, May 4 at 1640 UT, I`ve brought up an old TV set into analog tuning, my antenna passing thru a Zenith DTV STB turned off, since there are signs on the 6m map of a sporadic E opening --- a bit earlier, Louisiana DXer was getting some Central American lowband NTSC TV channels where they still exist unlike Mexico, but it`ll be a near-miracle if any ever make it here 500 miles further. And I see weak signs of 3/4 color bars on channel 3!

But it`s too steady, and confirmed as radiation from Suddenlink cable, which disposed of its analog TV channels years ago; but deliberately tuning all VHF and UHF on-air (not cable) channels 2 thru 69, I find the same silent video also on 19 and 61! Why? Well, handy for their test purposes, I suppose. Color bars of any sort are never seen elsewise any more, except in a network switching glitch (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1 FM, May 4 at 1710 UT, and May 5 at 1707 UT, recheck, KAMG-LP Enid is off the air, as happens periodically for long spans, instead of satellator gospel-huxtering and alabanzing in distorted Spanish. Fine with me: opens up a good frequency for Es DX, Woodward and Tulsa permitting (but nothing heard despite 95 MHz MUF east of here). Has license expired? I waste time hunting for expiration date in their FCC data, unfound, but reminding that onetime DXer John Broomall in Georgia is involved in it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 94.3 FM, May 5 at 1708 UT, hard-sell *commercial* by Jump4Joy Entertainment LLC in Enid as ``sponsorship for KLGB-LP``. They rent/provide inflatable stuff, probably including the gross monster truck seen on the north court house lawn by the Tri-State parade last evening (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWAZILAND. 4775.0, May 5 at 0520, JBA carrier, on frequency and time make it TWR, rather than Perà or Brasil, currently scheduled in English at 0500-0700 weekends, 0430-0700 weekdays. LSR is an hour earlier, 0421 UT, with 22 minutes more to gain by latest in one bimonth. At 26.5 degrees south it doesn`t get very wintry (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240-, Sat May 5 at 1500, via UTwente can`t get it due to huge splatter from 15245 CRI English, which is 500 kW, 308 degrees from Kashgar for one hour only. Recheck at 1700, now hilife music is good from Radio Munansi via WWRB on characteristic 15239.93 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1928 monitoring: Not having been broadcast since April 22 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, I am about to give up daily chex, but guess what, one more, Friday May 4 at 2330 finds it`s back! Breaking into otherwise 24h Brother Scaring. So will have to keep all these on the schedule as maybes.

This was on the G8 in downtown Enid as the Tri-State Music Festival parade has already finished, fewer MS/HS bands than ever participating and only a few from out of town, furthest being Vici OK, who got a big hand, after the terrible wildfires around the town â they conquered but don`t know how to pronounce Vici in Latin, rather Vigh-sigh in Okie, which I guess does sound less weaky. Terrible financial problems caused by anti-tax Republican legislators against schools have taken their tolls. Who needs music education??

WOR 1928 confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, B`lgariya:
``GERMANY Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, May 5
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on.html
0631-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, weak/fair``

I don`t get UTwente up and running before 1500 in time to check 6190 this week, the 1431 airing of WOR via HLR which is often inaudible.

Next:
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE [not since April 7 but sked; canceled?]
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1929?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1929?]
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe; or 1929?]

Complete WOR schedules on air, webcasts, podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.06, UT Sat May 5 at 0001, some C&W song rather than William Tell Overture, so is it not `Allan Weiner Worldwide` on WBCQ? Yes, in name only as Larry Will, a.k.a. cosmikdebris and Jane are hosting this week, making it quite a different show, as John Carver summarizes:

``Listening on 7490 this evening as 5130 is not on the air. Show started on time but not with the usual theme song. Instead opened with Ripple by the Grateful Dead which told me another guest host this evening. When the music finished we find that Larry Will and Jane are hosting the show. We were informed that Allan and Angela were on their honeymoon and on their way back to Maine. Allan is towing the transmitter he got from WRMI behind his vehicle and stopped in New Hampshire to take part in NearFest this weekend.

Larry opened by referring to some items in the Free Radio Weekly and some talk about DXing in general and some local station news. He mentioned the cutbacks at WWRB and stated that WBCQ was still in the process of expanding. Stated that tonight's show would be light, enjoyable and have no politics or world events.

After some music he went into reading from the Free Radio Weekly. Sang the praises of the Tecsun PL-880 for most radio listening. More music after the Free Radio Weekly, then some brief comments about FaceBook and some more music.

Show was off the air at 0100 finishing with some more music. With no politics, world events, rants, raised voices or irate callers it was actually a pleasant hour of entertainment this evening. John, Mid-North Indiana``.

Yes, I also found 5130 still off today; what`s wrong? May await fixture by AW once he get back to Monticello, but hopefully by Sat/Sun evenings for Area 51 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2014 UT May 5
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Glenn Hauser logs May 4-5, 2018  View Printable Version 
Saturday, May 05 2018

Logs
** ALBANIA [non]. 5850, May 4 at 2301, R. Tirana English opening confirmed via WRMI on its Friday-only broadcast in addition to 6-daily 0200 on 9395; on the G8 in downtown Enid as the Tri-State Music Festival parade is just starting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230V, May 4 at 1453, RHC carrier is wobbling --- or is it? Could also be propagation disturbance causing Doppler effect; or a second offset signal QRMing --- but nothing else known on 15230 at this time, and only Xi`an elsewhen at 03-09 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11975-12015, May 5 at 0023, approx. splatter range of RHC 12000 during a strong discurso, perhaps adding to the overmodulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. Around 2015 UT I am getting a JBA signal on 17550, sounds like Arabic music. Seems R. Kuwait has finally activated and/or started to propagate this long-dormant broadcast to Central & Western North America, per HFCC: ``17550 2000 2400 6,7 KBD 250 350 0 216 1234567 250318 281018 D 14750 Ara KWT RKW MOI 12058``
Could be better further east, altho aimed further west (Glenn Hauser, OK, 2033 UT May 4, WOR iog via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Soon replies mentioning ``17750``, I hope typos for correct 17550:

At 2109 May 4, 17750 was good copy using a 17m yagi in that direction. Weaker but copyable on the Wellbrook loop (Don Lamont, Alberta Moman)

At 2117 UT Nothing 'seen' heard on 17750 kHz unfortunately on my access points, not in Europe, - nor in NY state (Wolfgang BÃschel)

The smaller Wellbrook loop often does a bit better on the higher frequencies. 17750 [sic] is still doing quite well at 2325 (Moman)

Nothing here at 2323 UT? 73 (Mick Delmage, Alberta, ibid.)

Just after I mentioned they were still good at 2315 and clicked send, they went off (or way down) around 2318. Still a weak carrier but could be anyone (Moman, ibid.)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, May 4 at 0625 check, VON is AWOL again; however, there is an unmodulated carrier pulsing on and off for a while, maybe this, or who knows, a ham experimenting. Stops before I can measure if it`s the typical VON minus offset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 12050, May 4 at 2009, WEWN has a SAH of about 152/minute = 2.53+ Hz (on SW the SAHs are rarely steady like on MW, due to propagational factors; and HF transmitters tend to be less stable than MF), implying another signal under it. And in fact I can hear African language talk and music, certainly separate from Radio CatÃlica Mundial programing.

So it`s Radio (Ndarason) International, via ASCENSION at 18-21. I suppose there is not too much overlap in intended targets of Latin America and Nigeria? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF channels 3, 19 and 61, May 4 at 1640 UT, I`ve brought up an old TV set into analog tuning, my antenna passing thru a Zenith DTV STB turned off, since there are signs on the 6m map of a sporadic E opening --- a bit earlier, Louisiana DXer was getting some Central American lowband NTSC TV channels where they still exist unlike Mexico, but it`ll be a near-miracle if any ever make it here 500 miles further. And I see weak signs of 3/4 color bars on channel 3!

But it`s too steady, and confirmed as radiation from Suddenlink cable, which disposed of its analog TV channels years ago; but deliberately tuning all VHF and UHF on-air (not cable) channels 2 thru 69, I find the same silent video also on 19 and 61! Why? Well, handy for their test purposes, I suppose. Color bars of any sort are never seen elsewise any more, except in a network switching glitch (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1 FM, May 4 at 1710 UT, and May 5 at 1707 UT, recheck, KAMG-LP Enid is off the air, as happens periodically for long spans, instead of satellator gospel-huxtering and alabanzing in distorted Spanish. Fine with me: opens up a good frequency for Es DX, Woodward and Tulsa permitting (but nothing heard despite 95 MHz MUF east of here). Has license expired? I waste time hunting for expiration date in their FCC data, unfound, but reminding that onetime DXer John Broomall in Georgia is involved in it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 94.3 FM, May 5 at 1708 UT, hard-sell *commercial* by Jump4Joy Entertainment LLC in Enid as ``sponsorship for KLGB-LP``. They rent/provide inflatable stuff, probably including the gross monster truck seen on the north court house lawn by the Tri-State parade last evening (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWAZILAND. 4775.0, May 5 at 0520, JBA carrier, on frequency and time make it TWR, rather than Perà or Brasil, currently scheduled in English at 0500-0700 weekends, 0430-0700 weekdays. LSR is an hour earlier, 0421 UT, with 22 minutes more to gain by latest in one bimonth. At 26.5 degrees south it doesn`t get very wintry (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240-, Sat May 5 at 1500, via UTwente can`t get it due to huge splatter from 15245 CRI English, which is 500 kW, 308 degrees from Kashgar for one hour only. Recheck at 1700, now hilife music is good from Radio Munansi via WWRB on characteristic 15239.93 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1928 monitoring: Not having been broadcast since April 22 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, I am about to give up daily chex, but guess what, one more, Friday May 4 at 2330 finds it`s back! Breaking into otherwise 24h Brother Scaring. So will have to keep all these on the schedule as maybes.

This was on the G8 in downtown Enid as the Tri-State Music Festival parade has already finished, fewer MS/HS bands than ever participating and only a few from out of town, furthest being Vici OK, who got a big hand, after the terrible wildfires around the town â they conquered but don`t know how to pronounce Vici in Latin, rather Vigh-sigh in Okie, which I guess does sound less weaky. Terrible financial problems caused by anti-tax Republican legislators against schools have taken their tolls. Who needs music education??

WOR 1928 confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, B`lgariya:
``GERMANY Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, May 5
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on.html
0631-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, weak/fair``

I don`t get UTwente up and running before 1500 in time to check 6190 this week, the 1431 airing of WOR via HLR which is often inaudible.

Next:
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE [not since April 7 but sked; canceled?]
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1929?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1929?]
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe; or 1929?]

Complete WOR schedules on air, webcasts, podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.06, UT Sat May 5 at 0001, some C&W song rather than William Tell Overture, so is it not `Allan Weiner Worldwide` on WBCQ? Yes, in name only as Larry Will, a.k.a. cosmikdebris and Jane are hosting this week, making it quite a different show, as John Carver summarizes:

``Listening on 7490 this evening as 5130 is not on the air. Show started on time but not with the usual theme song. Instead opened with Ripple by the Grateful Dead which told me another guest host this evening. When the music finished we find that Larry Will and Jane are hosting the show. We were informed that Allan and Angela were on their honeymoon and on their way back to Maine. Allan is towing the transmitter he got from WRMI behind his vehicle and stopped in New Hampshire to take part in NearFest this weekend.

Larry opened by referring to some items in the Free Radio Weekly and some talk about DXing in general and some local station news. He mentioned the cutbacks at WWRB and stated that WBCQ was still in the process of expanding. Stated that tonight's show would be light, enjoyable and have no politics or world events.

After some music he went into reading from the Free Radio Weekly. Sang the praises of the Tecsun PL-880 for most radio listening. More music after the Free Radio Weekly, then some brief comments about FaceBook and some more music.

Show was off the air at 0100 finishing with some more music. With no politics, world events, rants, raised voices or irate callers it was actually a pleasant hour of entertainment this evening. John, Mid-North Indiana``.

Yes, I also found 5130 still off today; what`s wrong? May await fixture by AW once he get back to Monticello, but hopefully by Sat/Sun evenings for Area 51 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2014 UT May 5
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Glenn Hauser logs May 3-4, 2018  View Printable Version 
Friday, May 04 2018

Logs
Linx to many versions of A-18 schedules:
http://www.worldofradio.com

DX/SWL/Media Programs updated May 4:
http:///www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

World of Radio schedules updated May 4:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

73, Glenn Hauser

** CANADA. 2748.97 or .98, May 4 at 0149 UT, Synthyl in English with marine weather, misleadingly mentions Washington DC; ``she`` has a pleasant, well-enunciated voice, except hard to copy proper names other than ``Bay of Fundy`` at 0152 UT. As carrierless pure SSB, it`s hard to pinpoint, but voice sounds most natural 10-20 Hz offset below nominal 2749.

Now to look up which station it be. The CCG website now has archived the 2017 schedule we had referred to, as outdated, redirecting us to the 2018. The pdf version
http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/folios/01224/docs/RAMN-2018-eng.pdf
runs 333 pages! So slower computers might avoid it, too much info. Here`s the quick one for the Atlantic area:
http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/Marine-Communications/RAMN-2018/Part2#21

And search the closest previous time to the log. Fortunately, it`s the very first one:
``Halifax MCTS/VCS â Broadcasts
Time UT Site Frequency Contents
0140 Chebogue 2749J3E Radiotelephony (English followed by French)
Technical marine, synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 201 to 208.
U.S. weather forecasts for Coastal Waters (Eastport to Schoodic Point, Maine) and Offshore Waters (Gulf of Maine to the Hague Line).
Notices to Shipping in areas Bay of Fundy, South and West Coast Nova Scotia`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, May 3 at 2135, RHC Spanish despite this frequency supposed to run 22-24 UT only in French/Portuguese/English for Africa. At least they won`t bother AWR now, ending English via Austria at 2130, unless RHC on even earlier for its tarde service starting at 2100? Now // weaker 12000, 11840, weakest 11830 & 11850, stronger 11760 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, May 3 at 0601 check, R. Verdad is still off earlier than this. Every time I`ve checked website program schedule, it has been years out of date, so reluctant to bother now. It is on, May 4 at 0119 check, poor in storm noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 12050, May 2 at 1833, S9 of dead air; then I hear some JB modulation --- maybe WEWN is coÃperating allowing us to hear co-channel Radio (Ndarason?) International, via Ascension? There`s singing, but then JBA something in Spanish so now it`s Radio CatÃlica Sub-Modulada (the 1800 broadcast of the other Radio Dandal Kura, via France is now on 11830, yet to be heard here) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6955-USB, May 4 at 0103, pirate with hard rock screaming, good S9 vs storm crashes peaking at S9+10, 0106 ``Won Ton Hong Kong`` song; 0110 ``telling a story`` with music; 0116.5 clearly enunciated ID as ``X-L-R-8``, not ``accelerate``. Still going past 0136, 0145 wild music; 0153+ disconnecting the reeled-out, I find it sufficient on PL-880 telescopic alone. Many more logs here:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,42257.0.html
covering 2159-0252 UT, almost 5 hours! Should have been plenty of time for FCC to DF and bust him, should they care (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 530, May 3 at 2030 UT check, K530AM, Vance AFB, has resumed modulating irrelevant PSAs after days and days of dead air; maybe yesterday or ante-yesterday when I didn`t check (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1230, May 3 at 1200 UT, WBBZ is sufficiently into the dayside to dominate any remaining skywave, ID as ``Hometown Radio, WBBZ, Ponca City``, CBS bong and news. I`m astounded to learn that WBBZ`s talkhosts are all residents of Ponca City: Dan Patrick, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Dave Ramsey, Fox Sports, Coast to Coast, Kim Komando [come on, what`s her real name?], etc., etc. O, there is one local hour, M-F 12-13 UT, Good Morning[,] Ponca City! And per the sked
http://www.poncapost.com/wbbz-schedule
WBBZ has no programming on Sundays, which I rather doubt (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PANAMA [non]. 7490.04v, UT Thu May 3 at 0009, WBCQ with its only(?) Spanish program, `Antena DX`, lots of self-promotion like Frecuencia al DÃa, ID and address at La Chispa EstÃreo, and schedule claiming to be: Mon 1200 UT on 5950; Thu 0030 on 7490! Thu 0130 on 9955; Thu 1200 on 5950. WBCQ sked shows Thu 0030 on 5130! But Thu 0000-0030 is unaccounted for on 7490 altho not labeled Available Time Slot. Moving it to 7490 is certainly an upgrade.

The WRMI info is also ALL wrong: Not Thu at 0130 but UT Fri 0030 on 9955; NO broadcasts on 5950 at 1200-1230 any day except Fridays with Yeshua P&P. And I don`t see any other times for the program on any System or frequency. Apparently the producer doesn`t try monitoring his own show or checking WRMI site like I just did, to confirm his out-of-date schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 4 at 0114, S1-S2 carrier on from SLBC; prÃlude JBA from 0114:46, 2+1 mis-timesignal ending at 0115:05, compared to CHU; such consistently precise inaccuracy from night to night! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9870, May 4 at 0125, no signal from VOT Spanish, so what about // 9770? Yes, Turkish music, VP S4-S5, and by the time I get back to 9870 at 0126, it`s back on too but no better (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1928 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday May 2 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490v, JBA vs storm noise level; slightly better simultaneously on WRMI 9955, very poor. Both stations could do so much better in summer daytimes on a higher band.

As long as WBCQ keeps BSing on 9330, thus starts a big gap in WOR availability on SW, until Sat 0630 on HLR 6190; Sun 0200 on WRMI 7780.

Hey, are there any SW stations out there that would like to run WOR on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday?! Next:

Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE [not last three weeks; canceled?]
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1929?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1929?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.84v, May 4 at 0118, no signal from WBCQ, tho 7490v and 9330v are OK. BTW, a few pix of Angela with Allen at their Daytona Beach wedding have upshown on WBCQ FB, congrats:
https://www.facebook.com/WBCQThePlanet
(this does not constitute an endorsement by gh of disgraced FB)
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, May 4 at 0110, no signal from WRNO, nor yet at 0147; hit or miss operation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1010, May 4 at 0136 UT, lo-key chat in Spanish by a padre with slight Anglo accent, about PJP2, then musulmanes en Filipinas sending their kids to Catholic schools. By now I`m thinking to compare it to WEWN 5970, and sure enough, it`s the same, about two words behind SW. 1010 loops slightly CCW from E-W, which is also just right for KTNZ, Amarillo, Tejas.

Six years ago KTNZ was ``Super Tejano`` per a stalled FB page searched out; last year it was ESPN in English; and some otherwhen hits called it `LaRaza``. But flipped again back to Spanish, this time another religion, EWTN, as first heard here last October as in DXLD 17-40 et seq. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1060-, May 4 at 0133 UT, contact info in Spanish with a 605 AC phone number?? That would be South Dakota, but I don`t think KGFX Pierre would be in Spanish; then KIJN calls, and P O Box 458, Farwell TX 79325. SSB tuning eliminates the characteristic fast SAH from this always off-frequency station against anything else. 10 kW daytimer runs all night, but now is still legal as official FCC May sunset is 0145 UT (also August; June & July 0200 UT --- not that they care) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, May 3 at 2030 check, KLEY in SNAFU mode, as more often that not. These episodes were first noted here 2.5+ months ago, February 14, the description still correct, altho the counts may vary:

``1130, Feb 14 at 1925 UT on caradio near downtown Enid, KLEY
Wellington KS is all messed up. Continuous spark-pulses at steady rate
of about 288/minute or 4.8 per second on this frequency only so not
external QRN; mixed in are very irregular split-second flashes of
carrier modulated mostly with music; sometimes once a second, other
times with long 5+ second pauses. During one 60-second span, I counted
39 of them``

Any licensee so incompetent/ignorant of its AM station deserves to lose it, if not be fined (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN. 7465, May 4 at 0111, S Asian? language talk at S6 vs S9 storm noise level. NDXC/Aoki shows it`s TWR India via Tashkent, M-F in Hindi at 0045-0115; plus 0115-0130 in Nepali or more Hindi or Dzongkha or Tibetan, also M-F only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11981+, May 3 at 2134, RTTY INTRUDER is still here. This time I seek ID help in the ITU`s quarterly monitoring log, altho concluded March 31:
https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/terrestrial/monitoring/RegMon/PDFfiles/357.PDF
The 121 pdf pages take forever to load --- finally gets to page 85 with 11980 entries, all A3E, and nothing on 11981 of any mode. No F1B on 12015, but they did notice 12120, unID labeled SECURE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0513 UT May 4
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Glenn Hauser logs May 1-2, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 02 2018

Logs
** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, May 2 at 0226, Station YHWH is back! Recognizable voice but unreadable due to heavy S9+10 storm noise from Kansas. Still audible past 0257 but off by 0356. Tnx to Rick Barton, AZ, for an earlier May 2 tip to the WOR iog:

``YHWH is on right now, the usual guy ("Josiah") at 0045 on 7470. Was very weak, but signal level started amping up as I write this. S-9 here in Arizona. 0047 playing creepy Days of Hardlife music.``

That was his last favorite frequency, not heard for a semiyear since Rick`s last(?) report Oct 14, 2017 at 0200-0300+ on 7470 (altho I did have unIDs on 7470 around the same hours Nov 19 and 23). In his lengthy but sporadic pirate career, many other frequencies were used, especially in the 7 MHz band, but also on some seldom-caught higher daytime bands such as 15 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Another SNAFU by KOSU, and this time I notify the GM, Kelly Burley:

``Kelly, KOSU continues to suffer from some really big programming mixups, apparently with no human paying attention or in control. In case you are still unaware what happened:

Tuesday [May 1] I was listening to Fresh Air, but it stopped abruptly at 12:54 [pm CDT = 1754 UT], into local promos, 12:55 Jenifer timecheck as 1:00, opening Takeaway, 12:56 dead air instead of news. I didn`t keep listening but on previous occasions the DA stayed until the real clock caught up with the KOSU clock.

There was also some kind of strange looping, over and over during Spy time. Here is how I reported it, and you can hear it yourself: [as in my previous report] How can this keep happening? Regards, Glenn Hauser, Enid`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 1 at 2356, JBA carrier from R. Chaski; cuts off sometime between 2359 and 2400. No more slippage to time, no more fun, but just to note it`s still there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, May 1 at 2347, S9+10/20 VG signal with Turkish song; 2351 multi-lingual VOT IDs, 2353 brief German sign-off with lots of numbers (satellite info?), fragment of IS and cut off before 2354. Due to this timing, it appears to be a deliberate extension by the sleepy/sloppyrators at Emirler, i.e. another hour tacked on to the 2200 English broadcast, as German follows available over the feedline. It`s exactly the same thing that would happen sporadically during the B-season on 5960 after 0000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1927 monitoring: received a reply from Vern of WA0RCR about WOR missing from 1860-AM, UT Sunday April 29 at 0315 and later: a detailed explanation, but basically it was an automation programming problem because of an earlier extended TWIAR interview with Art Bell; he assures that WOR will be back on usual slightly variable schedule.

1927 confirmed Tuesday May 1 at 2030 on WRMI 7780 JBA and 9455 VP. Final airing, as 1928 not quite ready, but:

WORLD OF RADIO 1928 contents: Antarctica, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Europe, Germany, Iran, Korea North & South, Luxembourg non, Mongolia, PerÃ, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Sa`udi Arabia, South Africa, South America, Taiwan, UAE, UK, USA; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1928 confirmed first airing Tuesday May 1 at 2130 on WRMI 7780 & 9455, JBA to VP, both heavily marred by storm crash noise from Kansas (which is supposed to hit us in OK, afternoon of May 2). Slept thru Wed 1030 on WRMI 9455; maybe someone can confirm that. Next:
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE [not last three weeks; canceled?]
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Mon 0130 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1929?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1929?]

All 9330 broadcasts on WBCQ have been removed here as none confirmed since April 22! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

New WOR site
http://www.listenersguide.org.uk/swl/world-of-radio/

Hello Glenn, Just a line to say I carry the latest two episodes on The Listener's Guide. Waste your time with Bob's website:
http://www.listenersguide.org.uk/
Cheers now, (Bob Ellis, UK, April 29, WORLD OF RADIO 1928, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

New Outlet for World of Radio

Hi Glenn. I hope you are well. I wanted to let you know that World of Radio has a new outlet which will be getting the program from Global Community Radio Channel One (GCR1) on Sunday nights.

Your program will now be heard on KPDO (89.3) in Pescadero, California. This is a brand new community radio station which will be taking programming from Global Community Radio, as well as from the mostly Spanish language public radio service Radio BilingÃe.

[Pescadero is on the coast, Hwy 1, west of San JosÃ; WTFDA DB shows not an -LP but 0.1 kW, HAAT -7m, and ``silent`` --- no longer. Maybe someone on Asilomar State Beach can hear it, 50+ miles away down the coast?]

World of Radio will air Sundays at 6 PM Pacific [UT Monday 0100]. The station has already started streaming, in addition to broadcasting on FM. Their website: http://www.kpdo.net

I know you will want to mention this on WOR as soon as possible.

I have more GCR news which I'm sure will be of interest to you personally. If you have time to mention it on WOR at some point, please do.

Global Community Radio has expanded its program offerings from two to three 24/7 streams. GCR1 remains a news and talk service with an emphasis on world news. GCR2 now focuses on a wide variety of popular music genres. The new GCR3 is primarily dedicated to Classical and Jazz. In addition, GCR3 presents several talk shows on various aspects of the arts, along with several hours per week of radio theatre, both Old Time Radio and contemporary radio drama.

Find complete program schedules for all three GCR streams, along with a list of local rebroadcasters for GCR at our website: http://globalcommunityradio.blogspot.com.

Keep up the great work. Best, (Jake Longwell, May 1, Global Community Radio, WORLD OF RADIO 1928, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11660, May 2 at 1343, unlike yesterday, no signal from WTWW, 2 x 5830, the fundamental confirmed still on air. Might be due to propagation, except: neighbor WWCR 13845 and 15825 are 20 over 9! Due to sporadic E boost.

Map checked a couple hours later shows 53 MHz MUF between there and here, reminding us that the VHF Es season is getting underway. But WWCR serves as a pilot that the MUF may be building. There is however a JBA carrier on 11660, i.e. CRI English via Kashgar, East Turkistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775.088, May 2 at 1355, finds KVOH already on air with S6 signal in Spanish; BFO is on as I am first tuned to 17775.00, shortly hearing it jump away abruptly as remeasured above, warming up? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 910, May 2 at 1205 UT, ``Kyrie Eleison`` and then Christian service in English. First thought it might be RCatholic, but NW/SE and most likely from KPOF Denver, which per NRC AM Log now stands for ``Point of Faith``, rather than ``Pillar of Fire``; so the old slogan was a bit too threatening? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 9890, May 2 at 1241, S2-S6 in Russian, martial? music. EiBi shows it`s Vatican News at 1230-1300, relayed by IBB Tinang, PHILIPPINES for Siberia. Violating Separation of Church and State (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6110, May 2 at 0627, carrier cutting on every 6 seconds, S9+10, as audible with BFO; similar situation to 9610 earlier. What`s going on? Only Tibet and Ethiopia scheduled at this hour, neither likely to propagate here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9610, May 1 at 2340, beeps every 3 seconds, i.e. audible with BFO, carrier cutting on and off. Only thing scheduled in Aoki/NDXC is CNR8 in Mongolian, surely not this. Possibly related to pulse jamming spread 9613-9622 approx., possibly spurious out of 9565 pileup vs Radio MartÃ? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11981.024, May 2 at 1233, strong RTTY, no doubt the same as the open carrier heard yesterday on 11981.022 at 1351-1357+. Today on 11980.0 is only a JBA carrier, which would be CRI English via Kunming. RTTY INTRUDER still going at 1345. Can someone read and ID it? No significant hits in the UDXF iog (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1715 UT May 2
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Glenn Hauser logs April 30-May 1, 2018  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 01 2018

Logs
** CHINA. 11785, May 1 at 1349, VG signal with soft piano music, soon M&W talking over in Chinese. It`s CNR1 jamming VOA Chinese via Philippines, of which not a trace is to be heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 15590, April 30 at 1328, dramatic dialog with SFX, music, bits of Chinese --- typical CRI programming now and sounds the same as on JBM 9570 via Cuba. It`s one of the ubiquitous 308 degree beams from Urumqi, English at 1200-1500, making it over here unlike anything else on the band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 15510, April 29 at 1809, S5-S9 halting talk in unknown tonal language; almost sounded like the modulation was cutting out. 1816 percussive HOA music added, and then another non-halting speaker. HFCC shows besides an imaginary ARM listing earlier, only 15510 is:
``15510 1730 1900 47E,48W WOF 300 140 0 618 1234567 250318 281018 D 15450 Ara G IBR BAB 16110 FN01``

i.e. IBRA Radio in Arabic via BabCock, Woofferton UK. But this is NOT Arabic. NDXC/Aoki is more accurate:
15510 1730-1800 G IBRA MEDIA/Radio Sama Bej Woofferton 1-7
15510 1800-1830 G IBRA MEDIA/Radio Sama Fur Woofferton 1-7
15510 1830-1900 G IBRA MEDIA/Radio Sama Ara Woofferton 1-7

So it`s Fur following Bej before Ara. EiBi lang. abbrs. are resp. TGR, FUR and A. But there`s no FUR on his readme language list! Next stop: WRTH 2018 page 491 for IBRA B-17 sked under Sweden: it`s Fur --- that is the full name of the language. Next stop, Google search to:

``Fur languages - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fur_languages
The Fur or For languages constitute a small, closely related family which are a proposed member of the Nilo-Saharan family. Fur in western Sudan had around 750,000 speakers in 2004, and Amdang (also called Mimi) in eastern Chad had around 40,000 speakers in 2000``

While we`re at it, what about 1730-1800? NDXC/Aoki says Bej, but EiBi says TGR which means Tigre (not Tigrinya) as in Eritrea. WRTH says Beja, so is that another name for Tigre, or completely different? No Bej in EiBi list (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

WORLD OF RADIO 1927 monitoring: barely confirmed Sunday April 29 at 1904 on WRMI 9395, my voice recognizable but not what I say, while at 1900 on another receiver only a JBA carrier. Not confirmed Sunday April 29 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: still sticking with Brother HyStairical, now one week after the last time WOR was to be heard on 9330. Ditto Monday April 30 at 2330. Still no explanation or response from WBCQ. So I am removing all the 9330s from my schedules.

WOR 1927 confirmed, UT Monday April 30 at 0130 on WRMI 5850 VG, 7780 good, and 5950 remains off the air despite WRMI`s contradictory schedules. Also confirmed UT Monday April 30 at 0300 on Area 51 webcast, and on WBCQ 5129.83 at S9+10, fair-good but noisy. Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 30 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, good S9; and also on WRMI webcast only repeated at 0400. Also confirmed UT Tuesday May 1 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, fair.

WOR 1928 expected to be ready for first airing Tuesday May 1:

Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 to WNW
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE [not last three weeks; canceled?]
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Mon 0130 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1929?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1929?]

Full WOR sked on all outlets, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 11660, May 1 at 1344, WTWW, with hateful racist and anti-Muslim talk, against ``black-natured savages coveting white women``. This is S9+10, and slightly stronger than 5830 fading to only S9. Yes, second harmonic! Never heard before. Altho falling in 25mb, one might assume it was fundamental. Ted has obviously mis-tuned the transmitter or removed any harmonic filtering.

If there`s one harmonic, there could be more: check 17490, 23320 if propagation ever allow. 11660 was first reported by Dan Sheedy, California, at 1315-1350 April 28. 11660 cuts off abruptly at 1403*. By 1404 I tune to 9475 and it`s already on at S9+20, with the usual spurs 9462.1 & 9487.9, not accompanying 5830 or 11660, so separate transmitter. After 1400, 11660 also was colliding with another station, listed as CRI in Urdu via Kunming. (CRI is also on 11660 at 11-14 in English, but via Kashgar, not heard under WTWW). Once in the clear, CRI is S6-S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 11981.022, May 1 at 1351, dead air open carrier fading S9 to S7, making big het with 11980 CRI English via Kunming until it quits at 1357 after a couple minutes of Chinese lesson, while 11981+ remains on. Only other 11980 scheduled was DW in Hausa via SÃo TomÃ, also until 1357, but this is surely too strong to be that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1729 UT May 1
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