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Glenn Hauser logs December 2, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 02 2018

Logs
** CHINA. 6180, 6175, 6125, Dec 2 at 1343, CNR1 jamming with finale of
Beethoven`s Ninth! What a travesty; also on 7305 at 1347, and at 1348
on to other music. During the Sunday-evening serious music show, often
with Western classical (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Dec 2 at 0252, R. Rebelde is S9+10/20 but music is
overmodulated/distorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 2 at 0254, RHC English is only here, S9+10 and
nothing on 6165, during JBM music. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000 & 6100, Dec 2 at 0713, RHC English on these two, while
6060 & 6165 are off. 6100 had been missing a lot; now it`s best with
good modulation vs undermod on 6000. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, Dec 2 at 1353, RHC dead air, but no FMish spurs on
band, nor at 1405 once fundamental is modulating. Something`s not
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Dec 2 at 1534, RHC `Sonido Cubano` music is
undermodulated, while 15140 is overmodulated; now if only they could
even them out. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non?]. 3220, Dec 2 at 1340, two JBA carriers
beating, one about 3219.96. 3220 is surely KCBS; the other a 2x
harmonic from a 1610v TIS? Still so with preamps off, thus seem real
unlike the 2x MW harmonix I get around 3 MHz from R75 overload (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 5960, UT Sun Dec 2 at 0057 tune-in, The Mighty
KBC playing ``William Tell Overture`` --- can a guest appearance by
Allan Weiner be imminent? NO, WTO soon degrades into a jazzed-up
version; S9+10 via GERMANY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9, Dec 2 at 0715, no signal from VON. Must be off; it
never varies but there is a JBA carrier from algo on 7255.72 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. Pre-Sunset MW DX: Re: ``UNIDENTIFIED. 1521, Nov 28 at
2044 UT, on my MW bandscan in western Enid, KOKC OKC has a JBA het
upon it! Roughly 1 kHz, but I can`t tell exactly on caradio and
whether it`s 1519 or 1521. Could the 2-megawatt Saudi be propagating
this early? (Hauser-OK)`` --- and

<< first audibility of the Iranian jammer [1575] in Victoria, 2254 UT.
May have been there earlier? 90 minutes until local sunset. best
wishes, Nick Hall-Patch, BC >>

The two receptions are completely plausible at this time of year near
earliest sunset. Sunset here in MA late NOV / DEC is about 2115 UT. A
few years ago during a DX get-together at the Cape Cod house of Chris
Black (N1CP), we witnessed 1521 Saudi het at noon EST / 1700 UT and
discernible audio 15 minutes later: 4 hours pre-sunset.

Inland sites can experience long-haul DX up to 2 hours before sunset;
salt-water sites - as noted above - can be getting into the game up to
4 hours before sunset.

Shorter skip (<2000 km), especially on the upper half of the band, is
pretty much an all day thing this time of year in northern states and
anywhere in Canada (Mark Connelly, WA1ION South Yarmouth, MA, IRCA via
DXLD) Sunset here was 2317 UT, 2.5 hours later (gh, Enid, DXLD)

** TURKEY. 12035.699, Dec 2 at 1349, VOT English S9-S7 with
commentary; while VOT Turkish is not way off, just a few Hz above
15350 with music S9-S4 at 1354; by 1403 QSY to just a few Hz above
11815, and hardly any co-signal from NHK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1958 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday December
2 at 0427 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, scarcely 1 minute into, so started
at 0426; despite S9+30, heavy CW QRM as a 160m contest must be
underway as first noticed at 0407 check, CW in below 1870 only.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports:
``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 7265 CUSB, Dec. 2:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/12/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_2.html
1131-1200 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, fair/good``

Next:
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15770, Dec 2 at 1512, JBA carrier; 1533 no signal at all
from WRMI during `Supreme Master TV` which started Nov 30 at 15-18,
and also heard during brief check Dec 1. Now Cubans are inbooming on
15700, 15230, 15140, so 15770 must be off. 1645 recheck now it`s back
with the self-proclaimed wisdom of Ms. Ching Hai (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Dec 2 at 0102, S9+30 of dead air from WTWW-2;
wake up, Ted! He does at 0107:30, abrupt quick canned ID and start
`Theater Organ in the Ozarx` way late, instead of nominal 0030. That`s
fine with me as I am not listening before 0100! Bob Heil says this
will be the first of several shows of Xmasmx only. At 0131 Ted
interrupts to urge listener response to Bob Heil --- not so much for
organ music but for Bob promoting ham radio!

I belatedly look for WTWW webcast, easily reached via Alan Roe`s just
updated WOR hitlist,
http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

at:
http://wtww.us/pages/listen-live/transmitter-2-html-5.php
which is running 16 seconds *ahead* of the SW broadcast, implying this
is the STL. And it`s in stereo, which is great especially for organ
music, so I`m done with trying to hear it on 5085 (unless no other
option). Ends at 0139 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3145, 3185, 3195, 3215, 5050, Dec 2 at 0103, no sign of WWRB
on any of its possible frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. I miswrote ``ESPN 1390`` in the middle of this instead of
640; corrected:

640, Nov 27 at 2132 UT I am bandscanning on caradio at a quiet parking
lot in western Enid, finding dead air again from KWPN, but turning up
the volume, somestation is audible under --- it must be WOI, public
radio in Ames IA. I hasten to A/B with 91.7 KOSU to make it // during
NPR ATC, but ``ESPN 640`` blasts back on in less than a minute. Anyhow
it would not be in // as WOI is amid BBC Newshour, no ATC there until
2200. TROTS: if OU had not stupidly sold off its legacy AM station,
WNAD 640, today Oklahoma would have public radio on AM (and a lot
better reception in the hinterlands than its low-power FM successor
KGOU and satellites can muster) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 780, Dec 2 at 1330 UT, list of church services canceled in
Norfolk and other towns; consult WJAG.com; with KSPI nulled, and WJAG
NE still has some CCI under from WBBM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Dec 2 at 1336 UT, KLEY Wellington KS is back on,
missing yesterday; with KWKH nulled, mentions kscorn.com and ``local
Wellington``. Also at 1643 UT recheck during Xmasmx, 250-watt signal
weak but OK, no breaking up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search Dec 2 at 1321-1325:
774, 747, 693, 594, 828, 972, 1242, 1422, 1566, all from NW; and 1098
from W, the Marshall Islands AN carrier no doubt. In the upperband,
1242 and 1422 seem most productive, and I wonder what they most likely
could be? 1242 has 100 kW JOLF, NBS Tokyo, but also some 100 kW in
China, India, and 500 kW in Vietnam. 1422 has 50 kW JORF, Yokohama,
but also 50 kW in Taiwan, and 600 kW in East Turkistan (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6090, I am re/rechecking this frequency where on Dec 1
at 0417-0423 I had a station on 6090.148 suspected of being Amahara
State Radio, Ethiopia. On Dec 2 at 0056/0427, in total absence of
Anguilla, I have no off-frequency signal, just somethings on 6090.0
even: 0056 Spanish undermodulated S9-S6, i.e. IRAN; 0255 past 0300+
with no change, JBA carrier(s). There should be an overlap 0300-0320
between Iran and Ethiopia. Still same JBA carrier at 0327, 0406, 0426.
Meanwhile, Wolfgang Bueschel replied Dec 1:

``Glenn, re 6090.148 kHz odd --- never such oddity by all Ethiopians,
- except the var7235 ... 7237 kHz unit one. Gedja bc center Amhara
program is mostly EVEN fq, or small variation of 3... 5 Hertz only,
never more. At present at 20.38 UT on remote SDR unit at Athens
Greece, half way between Stuttgart and Gedja ETH. S=9+15dB signal is
even 6090.000 kHz. 73 wb``

So it remains a mystery what I heard, and need to keep checking for a
6090+ off-er. It would be nice if S Americans could confirm whether
Bandeirantes, Belo Horizonte be active, and on what exact frequency.

Mark Coady, Ontario had a seemingly definite log of it, but on
``6090``: ``6090, Radio Bandeirantes at 0054 in Portuguese with a
woman with talk with mentions of âBrasilâ, âSao Pauloâ, and
âBandeirantesâ and brief Brasopops at 0058 and back to talk - Poor and
noisy Nov 22 Coady-ON â No sign of the Caribbean Beacon tonight during
monitoring up to 0200 (Mark Coady, Selwyn, Ontario, Kenwood TS440S or
Ten-Tec Argonaut II and 40 and 80 meter off centre-fed dipoles, ODXA
iog via DXLD)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1830 UT December 2
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Glenn Hauser logs November 30-December 1, 2018  View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 01 2018

Logs
** AUSTRALIA [and non]. Hi Tim, A few days ago we had third-hand info
that Unique Radio was testing on 5045. Nothing since, don`t know if
anyone over here heard it. Would you please tip the WOR iog the next
time you are doing this (or is it running all the time now?) 73,
(Glenn to Tim Gaynor, via DXLD)

Hi Glenn, this was to assertain what sort of signal was being heard
(Quality, equipment etc), moreso in my local receiving area.

The signal strength was respectable with around 125W into an inverted
V antenna and could be heard in many other areas including NSW,
Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and fortuitous reception noted in
New Zealand.

The problem noted was considerable sidesplash from Taiwan on 5050 KHz
after 10PM local (1100 UT). One sideband of DSB was enabled for
transmission at a bandwidth of 2.8 Khz which worked better overall.

There is a website available for more information (Brand new), being:

http://www.uniqueradio.biz

To be honest, I'm wondering if anyone is too interested in what I'm
doing locally as I get more interest internationally in both shortwave
and Unique radio at Podomatic site.

Thanks for your interest however, always appreciated. Anyway I will
keep on keeping on and the website explains it in detail, Best regards

(Tim Gaynor
Unique Radio
Gunnedah NSW
Australia, Dec 1, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Viz.:

Welcome to Northwest NSW Broadcaster Unique Radio.

We are also in partnership with Hobart Radio International who provide
programming and logistic site help to Unique Radio. You can find
Hobart radio International at:
http://www.hriradio.org

We broadcast on the Australian HF domestic frequency of 5045 KHz on
Fridays at 0800 hrs UT (19:00 EADT) and on alternate Saturdays &
Sundays from 0730 hrs UT (18:30 EADT) (Till December 29th 2018) using
around 120 Watts into our inverted 'V' antenna to serve Gunnedah and
approx a 500 or 600 KM radius. Anything past this distance would be
regarded as fortuitous reception.

We also broadcast on 9265 KHz from WINB Red lion Pennsylvania to North
America and The Pacific, Saturdays from 1000 hrs UT (9 PM EADT in
Australia) and this will be in effect till December 29th 2018.

After December 29th 2018, schedules will change and will recommence
week starting 14th January 2019.

Programming from Unique Radio and partner producers can be viewed by
pressing the 'click here for podcast' button below.
http://www.uniqueradio.podomatic.com/

Thanks also to Sheldon Harvey, David Asselin and Gilles Letourneau for
providing International Radio Report from CKUT 90.3 Montreal Canada.

Thanks also to Glenn Hauser for his help with disseminating news to
the shortwave community and providing 'World of Radio' each week.

Thanks to Bob Wise from Hobart Radio international for his help with
different things at Unique Radio and providing programming each week.

Aussie Tim (via DXLD)

And Tim added this later:

Glenn, I've decided to keep the current relay going on 9265 via WINB.
When I get back around January 14th (After some time off) I will
cement a permanent sched down for 5045 and be on air on weeknights
too, my time. So will program WOR into these slots too.

Best regards
Tim Gaynor
Unique Radio
Gunnedah NSW
Australia (via Glenn Hauser, Dec 1, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BULGARIA. 9400, Sat Dec 1 at 1421, beepery from SW Radiogram, S2-S4
but separable from much stronger S9+10 9395 TOMBS WRMI. Read all about
it, et al., tnx to roger in the WOR iog:
http://www.rhci-online.net/radiogram/SW_Radiogram_2018-12-01.htm
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 1 at 0700, only this RHC English keeps running,
jazz, 0702 restarting hour noting that ``this is World AIDS Day,
December 1`` --- what? Already a Saturday edition? Would expect them
to keep repeating the Fri Nov 30 show one more time; or do they record
weekends further in advance, despite ``latest news``. It`s also ``Dia
del Locutor`` in Cuba, honoring announcers.

The other frequencies: 5040, tuned first, just stopped modulating at
0700; 6060 & 6165 dead air, 6100 off (and not on earlier either??); at
0705, open carriers remain on 6165 and stronger 6060, but at 0708,
6060 is off (and nothing on 9535 like last night). Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13834, Dec 1 at 1402, FM blob, approximately here, as then I
find RHC spurcrap all over the band, much of it weak and diffuse
rather than with relatively sharp peaks: 13751-13771, 13625-13648,
13564, 13500; coming out of the 13700-AM transmitter. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9535, Dec 1 at 1503, RHC with heavy fluttery CCI,
much weaker than // 9640. Both are now scheduled 12-16. The CCI must
be CRI in Nepali via Xi`an --- Commies vs Commies! (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA. 6090.148, Dec 1 at 0417, JBA talk, 0423 bit of HoA?
music, S7 vs heavy storm noise from east of here. Anguilla off, of
course. Surely Amhara State Radio via A.A., on from 0300, not Nigeria,
and Iran finishes at 0320; but I can`t find any recent logs of Amhara
off-frequency, just ``6090``. Another remote possibility,
Bandeirantes, Brasil reactivated, as was certainly capable of skewed
frequency. But this would be after local midnite, and their two other
SW frequencies are long gone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENINIG DIGEST)

** LIBERIA [and non]. 6050, Dec 1 at 0710, JBA carrier, I hope is
ELWA, which I never get with any modulation. Also on 6050 now is
Tibet, but way too early for them in early afternoon. This gives me an
idea to try for heard-all-continents right now on this band:

6155 Austria is good; 6045 KBS via UK (Europe)
6055 & 6115, Nikkei, Japan (Asia)
5940-, Brasil off-frequency (South America)
5830, 5935 USA, 6070 Canada (North America)
No Oceania broadcasters exist, but see NEW ZEALAND
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 6224-USB, Dec 1 at 0706, very poor marine weather in
English, e.g. Barometer 1004, etc. Announcer is indefatigable, being
synthetic. It`s ZLM, Taupo Maritime Radio, with many transmissions per
EiBi, this one being 0703-0735 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, Sat Dec 1 at 1800, KUCO introduces the first Met
Opera live broadcast of the season, but then, it`s a bust --- dead air
until 1826!! Is local host Lane Whitesell
http://www.kucofm.com/about/staff/m.staff/130/view/18
not really there to do anything about it or at least make a courtesy
announcement/apology?

Initial opera is Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele. I keep listening to the
dead air both on 90.1 and webcast arriving about a minute later:
suddenly comes to life at 1826/1827 UT for the last few minutes of the
prologue, then 1831/1832 UT, Met hosts introduce Act I. It`s in mono
on the web, and altho the stereo pilot is still on causing a noisy
signal here in the hinterlands, the music also sounds mono on 90.1.
Apparently they had to arrange a backup feed (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 39, Nov 30 circa 1530 UT, KWTV has finally turned off
its upper channel, leaving us with new RF 25 only. (Heavy fog over
Enid now and all day, but little help for TVDX: only some Bad signals
on 45, 26, 11, 10, likely Tulsa/Wichita.) Meanwhile, I had sent an
inquiry Nov 29 to the rescanoklahoma contact e-mail:

``Reception degraded on channel 25

I do not need any help rescanning. I do find it remarkable that you
never explain what is really going on, moving your real RF channel
from 39 to 25. Not to mention *why* you have to do it (repacking).

Ever since the tests started on 25, I have been apprehensive about
losing KWTV as a reliable signal.

25 has always been weaker than 39, often on the verge or not decoding
at all. I was hoping this was temporary and when the final change was
made, the strength of 25 would be boosted to what 39 once was.

The signal meter on my set-top-box still shows 9-3 & 9-4 on 39 almost
completely `good`, while 9-1 & 9-2 on 25 are barely `good`.

I have two rooftop antennas which until now had absolutely reliable
reception of KWTV-39. Now, not so much. Are you still going to improve
back to the previous level? Has there been an ERP and/or HAAT
reduction?

BTW, the same thing happened with KSBI moving down to 23 ---
definitely weakened and sometimes breaking up. I tried to ask you
about this with email via the news department since your website
showed *no* way to contact engineering directly.

Please reply and explain. Regards, Glenn Hauser, Enid``

And came this helpful reply Nov 30:

``Glenn: Hope I can help with information that can assist you. The FCC
held an auction for the phone carriers for 600 MHZ frequencies (5G).
They sold off CH's 38 to 51 and moved us down to CH 25. Currently
KWTV CH 25 and KSBI CH 23 share an antenna which is lower on the tower
than the old CH 39. Combining the two channels, ERP power level is
reduced for KSBI and the height is reduced for KWTV but the ERP power
level is higher than what the new channel 25 antenna will end up
being. Now as of last night that CH 39 is off, we are efforting to
replace that antenna on top of the tower with a new antenna. We should
have a new top antenna for KWTV installed around early next year.

KWTV CH 39 ERP is 1 MW. Now off.
KWTV CH 25 ERP for the side mounted antenna is 819 KW.
KWTV CH 25 top antenna will be 749 KW.
KSBI CH 23 once KWTV antenna is back on top, 1 MW. Currently operating
at around 1/2 power.

We added elliptical polarization (EP) to the KSBI/KWTV side mounted
antenna and the new CH 25 antenna will also have EP. This will help
with future hand held devices.

Just so you know, KAUT is also changing channels tomorrow (Dec 1).
They will be on CH 19. It's doubtful you will be able to see them for
a few weeks. They are installing a temporary antenna and parts are
coming in their new installation.

Hope that helps explain what we are working on. Jack Mills, Director
of Engineering KWTV-KSBI``

But KAUT is still on RF 40 as of December 1 at 1700 UT = 11 am CST,
when I see a slide amid programming proclaiming that they *are*
shifting to RF 19 as of 10 am Dec 1! Please rescan.

1800 UT recheck, now RF 40 is off but no signal here on RF 19 either.
And still not at 1916 UT. No hurry as I see on cable it`s
infomercials. I then find this on their website:

https://kfor.com/2018/11/30/have-an-antenna-remember-to-rescan-on-saturday-morning-to-get-kaut/

``Have an antenna? Remember to re-scan on Saturday morning to get KAUT
Posted 12:00 pm, November 30, 2018, by KFOR-TV and K. Querry, Updated
at 12:25PM, November 30, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY â Some loyal KAUT viewers will need to take a few steps
in order to make sure they can keep watching their favorite
programming.

On Saturday morning at 10 a.m., anyone who watches KAUT with an
antenna will only be able to continue watching if they re-scan their
television set.

In order to re-scan your TV, there are just a few quick steps you need
to take:

Grab the remote.
Push the âInputâ or âMenuâ button.
Scroll through the options. Youâll want to select either
âChannel,â âSetupâ or âTVâ based on your television set.
Select âScanâ or âAuto-Scan.â
Hit âStart.â

Here are step-by-step graphics to help in the process if you have an
LG TV. Photo Gallery View Gallery (5 images)

Here are step-by-step graphics to help if you have a Samsung TV.
Photo Gallery View Gallery (3 images)

Here are step-by-step instructions for Vizio TVs. Photo Gallery View
Gallery (5 images)

If you are still having trouble, we can help! Call us at (405) 516-
4299 or email us at rescan@kfor.com.

If you receive KAUT through a cable or satellite provider, you donât
have to do anything`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035.699, Dec 1 at 1408, VOT with Turkish song in English
hour, S9-S6 with flutter;

11815.005, Dec 1 at 1410, VOT Turkish service with much louder music,
S8/S9+10, 1414 into studio talk. Frequency is slightly unsteady making
measurement to the Hz a problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1958 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov,
Bulgaria reports:
``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, Dec. 1
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/12/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on.html
0731-0800 on 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, fair/good
Wrong frequency announcement: HLR on 7265 kHz, instead of 6190 kHz!``

Again I have to sleep thru the scheduled 1200 Sat Dec 1 WOR via Unique
Radio via WINB 9265 --- see AUSTRALIA [and non], and USA WINB non-log.

WOR 1958 confirmed Saturday December 1 at 1531 UT on Hamburger
Lokalradio, 9485-CUSB via UTwente SDR: I can barely recognize the WOR
theme, but completely unusable, and no better before 1600.

I keep missing the allelged Sat 1700 on WRN via WRMI 5950: virtually
inaudible at that hour but maybe in deadwinter December I can pull
enough signal to confirm it or not. Next:
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW [NEW]
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330v & 7490v & 5130v, UT Sat Dec 1 at 0053, NO signals from
WBCQ, all off or lousy propagation? I`m on internal random wire due to
heavy electrical storm, but still should hear something. Storm past,
at 0155 I check 7490 webcast to hear AWWW reading some FRW items, call
to prayer and soon 0200 into sign-off classical theme. What did John
Carver hear?

``Show started about a minute late I think. 7490 was very poor. 5130
is apparently running a different program with a theme song about the
tree of liberty and the sons of liberty with a two second insertion of
the William Tell overture. No signal at all on 9330. Back to 7490 and
couldn't copy a word for all the noise. Reminds me of the old days on
7415 before the simulcasting when I couldn't hear AWWW from late
November till March or April. Giving up trying to copy this evening.
John Mid-North Indiana`` and sent this already at 0113 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, Sat Dec 1 at 1423, NO signal from WINB. Previously it
switched to own programming when Unique Radio stopped at 1330, but now
sked dated Nov 11 implies a 2-hour break after UR (really WOR) between
1230 and *1430 Apostolic Witness (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9980, Nov 30 at 2118, WWCR-4 is on, bigsig with discussion
of NAFTA on `Financial Survival`, which is also on 7490v WBCQ.

#4 transmitter is barely in use anymore: business must be quite bad.
*Available* in B-18 24 hours:
Transmitter #4 - 100 KW - 90 Degrees
12:00 AM-07:00 AM 0600-1300 5.890 MHz
07:00 AM-06:00 PM 1300-0000 9.980 MHz
06:00 PM-08:00 PM 0000-0200 7.520 MHz
08:00 PM-09:00 PM 0200-0300 6.115 MHz
09:00 PM-12:00 AM 0300-0600 5.890 MHz

But program grid still dated Nov 4, shows ONLY this, mostly blank
space! M-F 21-23 on 9980, Tue-Sat 02-03 on 6115, 03-05 on 5890. NO
usage of 7520 at all, and *nothing* whatsoever on weekends. Totalling
only 25 hours a week, less than 15% of capacity. Looks like #2 and #3
are still 24/7, and #1 still off 3215 and 15795 overnight (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540.00, Dec 1 at 0501 UT, continuous TexMexmx is dominant,
even on E-W longwire, finally 0510 UT in English, ``We`ve got you
covered, KGBC, 15-40 AM``. And there is no het! Not off-frequency+plus
tonight. No assumption that KGBC is permanently fixed, as it`s jumped
back and forth before.

All three TX 1540s are now latino, as both KGBC and KEDA JalapeÃo San
Antonio are `Tejano` format per NRC AM Log, and KZMP Metroplex [q.v.]
is ESPN-D. (The next morning I discover that my 100-ft longwire had
been broken in the middle by a treelimbfall near the farend, now
patched back together) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540.00, Dec 1 at 1354 UT, YL in Spanish about financial
advice but also proffering bendiciones, conversation with OM, soon
closing ``Puntos de --algo--`` show with Dallas mention and 214 AC
phone, so it`s KZMP University Park, breaking away from ESPN-Deportes
format. Now on 32 kW day power legally since 1330 UT but day pattern
is tight E-W, so we should not be getting much of it here (and night
pattern is tight east-only) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1933 UT December 1
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Saturday, December 01 2018

Logs
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13710 01/Nov 1212 GERMANY (Relay) (Tentative)Â Mission.Friedensstimme in Russian. Om speaks. The identification was given by the SDR of Twente. The signal is very weak and with moderate fading, clear audio peaks. (Jorge Freitas-B)
11560 26/Nov 1635 INDIA All India Radio in Russian, difficult to identify the Russian YL. Checking in other SDRs in Russia, Ukraine and Twente, the signal was no better than mine. The sign is fair. (Jorge Freitas-B)
11660 26/Nov 1654 SWAZILAND TWR in Oromo. Om speaks. The signal is weak. (Jorge Freitas-B)
11720 26/Nov 1706 MADAGASCAR (Relay) AWR in Swahili. Yl speaks and religious hymn. The signal is good (Jorge Freitas-B)
11750 26/Nov 1709 SRI LANKA SLBC in Sinhala. Om speaks and local pop music. The signal is good, but with fading. (Jorge Freitas-B)
11835 26/Nov 1709 SRI LANKA SLBC in Tamil. Local pop music, OM talks. The signal is good, but with fading. Jorge Freitas-B)
17655 26/Nov 1736 USA VOA in Portuguese. News about Portuguese aviation. The signal is good, but with fading. (Jorge Freitas-B)
15235 26/Nov 1751 SOUTH AFRICA Channel Africa in English. Yl and OM speak. The signal is good, with some fading. (Jorge Freitas-B)
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Glenn Hauser logs November 30, 2018  View Printable Version 
Friday, November 30 2018

Logs
** ALASKA. 3250, Nov 30 at 0246, JBA carrier rapidly cutting on and
off, as I listen from 3249-USB tuning. Slightly stronger at 0252. Tnx
tip from Walt Salmaniw at 0201 UT:

``Hearing and watching HAARP at 0150 to 0200 UT. Might be off for now,
again, with out of this worldly tones and interesting patterns on the
SDR as shown: HAARP 3250 kHz 01h56 30Nov2018 Victoria.JPG [visible in
the WOR iog] 73, Walt Salmaniw, Victoria, BC``

How did he know; was there a twittip? Was HAARP back on when I tuned?
Any further activity and frequencies offing? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Nov 30 at 0702, RHC English news at S9+20, from The
Cuban One still on air, and not about to cut off either this time,
still at 0713. By then I`m checking 31m, and guess what, 9535 also has
much weaker RHC English // 6000, but the undermodulation levels are
about the same. A few times before I`ve heard English extension on
9535 supposed to be Spanish-only until 0600* only. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13834, Nov 30 at 1427, here we go again with RHC-FM spurs,
first one around here; can tell it`s RHC Spanish mod, but none are at
all clear even with FM tuning. Another about 13772 and weak 13906, so
these are at ~72 kHz multiples from source 13700-AM. And the 13772 is
way too close to the other AM frequency 13780! At 1430 during IS &
theme, further traces then found around 13565, 13495.

1512 recheck, 13780 is off, 13700 still on but now the spurs are much
reduced, such as circa 13760 now. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, Nov 30 at 1353, S3-S4 song weaker than Juche
adjacent 3320 but no problem separating, brief announcement could be
English, 1355 more music thru hourtop to 1405 announcements and fading
to JBA by 1412. Only one signal, presumed VOI via 10 kW ND
Palangkaraya, supposedly in English until 1400, then Indonesian.

Our sunrise today 1324 UT on the way to latest of year in about 5
weeks circa 1344; our earliest sunset is already next week at 2316.

Only one signal and again presumed not NBC Bougainville, which Ron
Howard had last reported going off at 1111* Nov 5; before that, as of
Oct 22 he said it was always off before 1200; and on Oct 14 it was not
even on at 1058. Unfortunately Ron does not expect to be back at the
dials for another sesquimonth (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3344.87 approx., Nov 30 at 1356 while monitoring 3325
for Palangkaraya, I also find a JBA carrier around this signature off
-frequency or RRI Ternate, recently reactive (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 13725, Nov 30 at 1429, NHK IS on fair signal, surprise
since barely making it on 11815 even with Turkey off. O, this one is
500 kW due east via FRANCE, 1430 opening Persian semihour (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 11815.007, Nov 30 at 1415 tune-in to big open carrier, and
off. Must be VOT with problem, uncovering JBA carrier from Japan
direct --- relative reception of these two varies hugely from one day
to next. Recheck at 1423, TRT back on at S9+10 with Turkish music
slightly distorted when I measure it, not 11815.7 today.

12035.022, Nov 30 at 1416, VOT English sufficient but not as strong as
Turkish on 11815.007, during Friday `Letterbox` promising QSL by post;
1419 program outro and final `Question of the Month` for November,
reply deadline today, which I still can`t copy (announcer accent does
not help), but the multiple-choice answers include 96, 98 and 90-
something. Just by guessing there`s a 1/3 chance of winning, too easy?
or why not enter thrice for a nice gift? After that I think there`s a
drawing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Nov 30 at 0705, WRMI Oldies in MUF luck propagating
this time to S9+10 of ``Alice`s Restaurant`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Nov 30 at 0704, PPPP back in his grave as no signal
from WTWW-1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. Jeff White reported early UT Nov 30: ``WRMI begins
airing a new program, Supreme Master TV (suprememastertv.com), on
November 30 at 1500-1800 UTC on 15,770 kHz seven days per week.
Additional hours of SMTV may appear on other WRMI frequencies at other
times. SMTV originates in Vietnam and broadcasts in English and a
variety of other languages. The programs promote issues such as world
peace, veganism, animal rights and global warming [sic]. Sample
program titles include: Cinema Scene, Healthy Living, Science and
Spirituality, Nature's Beauty, and Secrets of the Universe. You can
also hear various types of music, including music from Vietnam. Your
comments and reception reports on this new program are welcome at
info@wrmi.net.

Jeff White, General Manager
WRMI Radio Miami International
10400 NW 240th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 USA

Tel +1-305-559-9764
Fax +1-863-467-0185
www.wrmi.net``

I opined at 0538: ``Not heard any yet, but the website gives off bad
vibes --- like a cult. For starters a bit of modesty in titling rather
than Supreme Master would help, and BTW the Master is a woman (I guess
Mistress might be misconstrued), [Ching Hai]. Promoting good stuff
like humanitarianism and veganism, but also with religious godly
exceptionalism. Reminds of Aum Shinrikyo, or Jim Jones? Beware.
Glenn`` Also beware: website autolaunches audio-video without
permission.

15770, Nov 30 at 1502, S9+20 of dead air on WRMI, but 1503 bits of
music on and off, then YL lexure in English about animal protexion and
welfare laws, in an Indian state where nims have the same rights as
humans; other items about Israel, Belgium, England. More at
supremastertv.com/gca; 1507 repetitive catch-phrases, etc., and fading
down (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1651 UT November 30
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Glenn Hauser logs November 28-29, 2018  View Printable Version 
Friday, November 30 2018

Logs
** ALASKA. 7320, Nov 29 at 1401, KNLS IS is S6-S7 vs high noise level;
7560 also playing KNLS IS much better at S9. 7320 is English at 270
degrees on a -30 degree slew from 300, 7560 is Mandarin at 300
degrees, no slew, both types 218 antenna and allegedly 100 kW, yet
quite a difference. Maybe because at about 98 degrees we are closer to
directly off the back of 270 than 300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11855.74, Nov 29 at 0623, R. Aparecida M&W conversation in
Brazuguese, the SSOB and almost the OSOB except JBA carrier on 11815
from the other Brazilian, signs of N Korea on 11680, 11710, and that`s
it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Nov 29 at 0036, RHC English is S9+40 but just barely
modulated; 9720 is off now. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6150, Nov 29 at 1348, RHC is S9+10 mentioning Alexandria
Ocasio-Cortez, on secret frequency not in Aoki, but EiBi has it at 12
-14; // much stronger another new frequency, 11950 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, Nov 29 at 1352, music at S8-S6, one signal
presumed VOI Palangkaraya rather than Bougainville. 1358 fading, 1400
sounds like theme music. The English hour from VOI might even have
been listenable from 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 2850, Nov 29 at 1357, KCBS music at S8-S9, qualifying
as MW; also on 3320 at about same level as 3325 Indonesia (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Nov 29 at 1351, M&W Korean talk, S9/S9+10 and no
jamming audible vs Voice of Freedom currently here (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 700, Nov 29 at 1304, YL in unknown language, partly Spanish
mentioning ``Desarrollo de Pueblos IndÃgenas``, which is the federal
agency running native stations I love to hear, then definite IDs
pronounced in Spanish, XEETCH heard twice, and La Voz de los Tres
Rios. That`s the 5 kW daytimer in Etchojoa, Sonora. Has growing SAH of
128/min = 2.13 Hz in plain Spanish, likely XEGD in Hidalgo del Parral,
Chihuahua (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 810, Nov 29 at 1308, looping SW, Mexican NA by
kidchorus is playing; running late? 1310 losing to WHB and can`t make
out an ID before ``-AM`` in Spanish. Then some Xmasmx, Greensleeves,
1316 Merry Little Xmas in English so probably a third station. The
only Mexfit is XERSV, Tribuna R., Ciudad ObregÃn, Sonora, 5 kW
daytimer. (Tim Hall has confirmed that XESB in Chihuahua is gone.)
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 820, Nov 29 at 1321, canned YL ID as ``Canal Ochocientos
Veinte, ABC Radio`` and back to romantic music, easily separable from
WBAP at the moment, just before LSR of 1321 UT. It`s XEABCA in
Mexicali BCN, which really gets out, and frequently non-IDs (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, Nov 29 at 1347, S5-S7 carrier but just barely
modulated, presumed R. Hargeisa by longpath when it could even be in
English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 710, Nov 28 a 2038 UT, counting the SAH fades between KGNC
Amarillo and KCMO Kansas City both on groundwave: 156/minute = 2.6 Hz.
Again on caradio at a parking lot in western Enid.

1090, Nov 28 at 2040 UT, SAH here of 5 Hz, talk station vs music
station. One is certainly KEXS Excelsior Springs MO, 10 kW, which
barely makes it here by groundwave; the other could be KAAY Little
Rock, starting skywave as it`s really too far for groundwave. No other
1090s likely (a couple in further reaches of TX). (Glenn Hauser, Enid
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Nov 28 at 2101 UT, `The Tiger` ID after weak
sportstalk, which I knew had to be KWKH Shreveport, as nearer KLEY
Wellington KS is off the air again --- better than pulsing and
breaking up as it did earlier this year, but seemed to have recovered
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Nov 29 at 1256-
1302, all roughly NW u.o.s.: 594, 693, 747, 774, 828, 837, 882(2),
972, 1098-W?, 1134, 1143 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1521, Nov 28 at 2044 UT, on my MW bandscan in western
Enid, KOKC OKC has a JBA het upon it! Roughly 1 kHz, but I can`t tell
exactly on caradio and whether it`s 1519 or 1521. Could the 2-megawatt
Saudi be propagating this early?

On NRD at home Nov 29 at 0044 UT, het is definitely from 1521. KSA
quit running all-night and should be off by now unless that has
changed. TA carriers are certainly in now on a quick check of 1215,
1089, 882, 855, 774, 693.

ZNS 1540 Bahamas has also been reported spurious circa 1521 and 1559.
Or it could yet be something else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6999.98, Nov 29 at 0033, beeps = carrier on and off at
the rate of 126/minute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0051 UT November 30
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