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Glenn Hauser logs March 21-22-23, 2017  View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 23 2017

Logs
** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 22 at 0235, no signal from TUN/CB/DGS/PMS, what a relief; but not for long, back on by 0352 recheck, usual severe modulation distortion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180, March 22 at 0235, RNA/RNB is totally missing for the second night, also not on 11780 at 0240 check. And third night absent from both, no 6180 March 23 at 0310, not 11780 at 0322 check. So what`s wrong this time at Parque Rodeador? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1870, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11815.03, March 22 at 0402, no 11780, but here must be RÃdio Brasil Central, S5 with Brazuguese talk. I think this one must have been inactive for a while, not hit in numerous bandscans. Also JBA carrier at 0322 March 23 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, March 22 at 0236, no signal from this RHC, but a very poor carrier on the lo side, presumably Brazil. 6165 is on in English but poor; 6000 is good.

5010 & 5055, March 22 at 0349, leapfrog mixing products between 5040 RHC and 5025 Rebelde are quite audible, so must be from same site; I still see some reporting with listed sites on the fundamentals as different (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9790, March 22 at 0358, CRI English with end-of-hour-disposable-filler Chinese lesson, back up to S9+50 level, vs JBA the night before; March 23 after 0300 I notice that the still bigsig is very undermodulated, and with noisy spurblobs about plus and minus 10 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, March 22 at 2156, RHC is in Spanish, not English; unchecked between 22 and 23, but at 2350 it`s in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7615, March 23 at 0306, Station YHWH is S9 with usual somewhat suppressed modulation, about the false rapture theory of Christians, still past 0314. Walt Salmaniw, BC, heard YHWH crash-start at *0302 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 7315, March 22 at 0356, huge collision between WHRI and equally strong R. Tamazuj via VATICAN. WHRI usage varies, but registered available in B16 from 2300 to 1300 except for 0400-0430. Soon should be resolved, for in A17, same service via SMG moves to 9600 per HFCC, while WHRI may stay on 7315 at least until 0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UKRAINE [non]. 11580, Wed March 22 at 1336, RUI via WRMI with war stats for March 15, so a week-old show, i.e. 106 Russian attacks on eastern Ukraine, resulting in injuries to 7 Ukrainian soldiers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1869 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday March 21 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, fair; JBA carrier on 6855, presumably //. Also confirmed Tue Mar 21 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, JBA. Also confirmed Wednesday March 22 at 1328 the 1315.5 WRMI broadcast on 9955, poor at S5-S7, and JBA // 6855, vs S9 noise level. Also confirmed Wed Mar 22 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490, fair. Also confirmed Wed Mar 22 at 2350 the 2330 broadcast on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, good.

[and non] WORLD OF RADIO 1870 ready for first broadcasts March 23:

CONTENT: Alaska, Albania, Australia, Brazil, Burundi non, Canada, Egypt, Eritrea/Ethiopia, Europe, France, Germany and non, India, Israel and non, Japan and non, Latin America, New Zealand, Nigeria non, North America, Philippines, Rwanda non, Spain, Tonga, UK, USA, Zanzibar

Thu 1130 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Thu 2130 WRMI 11580 to NE
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2230 WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855? to WNW, 5950 to S
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW [ex- 1130 expected due to MESZ]
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7504.9v, March 23 at 0313, WRNO with gospel huxter in English, not Chinese. Modulation level somewhat improved (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4070.4 approx., March 22 at 0345, beacon GT, vs S9 elevated local noise level which is really bothering the tropical bands here, whence? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9270-USB, March 22 at 0400, Spanish 2-way (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0451 UT March 23
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JRX Logs: March 22, 2017.  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, March 22 2017

Logs
JRX Logs: March 22, 2017.
Logs with my old and good Sony ICF-SW100S.

CHINA.** 7335. Mar 22 at 1932, China Radio International, Jinhua-CHN, in Portuguese. Woman annnouncer makes a interview with a chinese student, about Art & History; A song by child. CRI with a very good transmission, 45544.
CLANDESTINE.** 7460. Mar 22 at 0234, Radio Payam-e Doost, Maiac-MDA, in Farsi. Woman annnouncer talks, in conversation with a man; A song; 0241 Woman talks and says Iran many times; 0247 A song. Payam-e Doost with good signal and fair modulation, 45433.
CUBA.** 11840. Mar 22 at 0250, Radio Habana Cuba, Quivican-CUB, in Spanish. Program "Postales de America"; 0254 Program "Estampas de Cuba". ID. Broadcasting with good signal and modulation, 45444.
ETHIOPIA.** 6110. Mar 22 at 0325, Radio Fana, Addis Ababa-ETH, in Amharic. Local song; 0327 Man annnouncer talks; 0330 Woman and man in conversation. Very poor station, 35332.
FRANCE.** 15360. Mar 22 at 1927, Radio France Internationale, Issoudun-F, in Portuguese. Woman annnouncer makes a interview with Director of Theater; 1929 ID, frequency, ends of programming of the day. RFI with very good signal and modulation, 45544.
GERMANY non.** 17800. Mar 22 at 1752, Deutsche Welle, Ascension-UK, in French. Woman and man talks; 1755 Man talks, ID; Woman annnouncer talks a News Headlines resume. DW has a very good signal and modulation this afternoon, 45544.
GREECE.** 9420. Mar 22 at 1906, Voice of Greece, Avlis-GRC, in Greek. Greek music; 1911 Man annnouncer talks. Awful transmission. Parallel log on 9935kHz, itÂs sign-off.
GUINEA and non.** 9650. Mar 22 at 1725, Radio Guinea, Conakri-GUI, in Vernacular language. Woman and man annnouncers talks; Local song. Fair signal, moderate interference by Radio Sonder Grense on 9650kHz, 33332.
JAPAN non.** 11945. Mar 22 at 1802, Radio Japan, Issoudun-F, in Japanese. Man annnouncer talks News, presumably; ID, music. Very good transmission, 45544.
KOREA SOUTH non.** 9840. Mar 22 at 2017, KBS World Radio, Dhabbaya-UAE, in Arabic. Woman annnouncer talks; A korean song; 2021 Woman and man annnouncers talks. KBS presents very good signal and modulation in this frequency, 45544.
MADAGASCAR.** 9495. Mar 22 at 1947, MWV New Life Station, Mahajanga-MDG, in Russian. A song; Man annnouncer talks; 1947 ID and webpage, presumably; 1950 A song; 1955 ID, Addresses and a instrumental music; 1957 ItÂs sign-off.** 17640. Mar 22 at 2000, MWV African Pathways Radio, Mahajanga-MDG, in English. IS; Man annnouncer talks, ID; 2003 A good jazz song by L. Armstrong; Woman annnouncer talks. Station with fair signal and poor modulation, 35442.
PHILIPPINES.** 15640. Mar 22 at 0300, Radyo Pilipinas, Tinang-PHL, in English. Man annnouncer talks; A short song; ID. Station with fair signal and modulation, 35433.
SOUTH AFRICA.** 15235. Mar 22 at 1740, Channel Africa, Meyerton-AFS, in English. Woman and man annnouncers talks; 1750 A short song; Woman talks news. Poor broadcasting, 35432.
USA non.** 11615. Mar 22 at 1921, Afia Darfur Radio, Udon Thani-THA, in Sudanese (Arabic Sudan). Woman and man annnouncers talks, conversation. Very good transmission in this frequency, 45544. Parallel log on 9780kHz, Selebi Phikwe-BOT, 35433.
VATICAN non.** 7360. Mar 22 at 0310, Radio Vaticana, Talata Volonondry-MDG, in English. Man annnouncer talks News; ID: African service of Vatican Radio; Woman talks. Very good signal and modulation, 45544.


DXer: Jose Ronaldo Xavier (JRX).Location: Cabedelo-PB, Brazil (UTC-3).RX (s): Sony ICF-SW100S.
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JRX Logs: March 21, 2017.  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, March 21 2017

Logs
JRX Logs: March 21, 2017.

CLANDESTINE.** 7460. Mar 21 at 0253, Radio Payam-e Doost, Maiac-MDA, in Farsi. Man annnouncer talks; A song; Woman talks and a song; 0300 Man talks, ID, in conversation with a woman, laughs, etc. Broadcasting with good signal and modulation, 45544.
JAPAN non.** 6195. Mar 21 at 0407, Radio Japan, Furman-SC, USA, in Spanish. Man and woman annnouncers talks NHK Newsletter; Financial news and exchange; 0415 Actualities. Very good broadcasting, 45544.
USA.** 5890. Mar 21 at 0337, TOM-The Overcomer Ministry, Nashville-TN, in English. Pastor "Brother Stair" makes a religious preaching, with moment of exciting. Fair broadcasting, 35433.** 5935. Mar 21 at 0345, University Network, Nashville-TN, in English. Pastor makes a religious long preaching about The Bible. Station with good signal and fair modulation, 45433.
USA non.** 7215. Mar 21 at 0307, Afia Darfur Radio, Pinheira-STP, in Sudanese. Man and woman annnouncers talks & talks. Fair broadcasting, 35433.** 7530. Mar 21 at 0331, VOA Deewa Radio, Kuwait-KWT, in Pashto. Man annnouncer talks News, presumably; ID: VOA Deewa Radio. Good signal and fair modulation, 45433.** 12140. Mar 21 at 0320, Radio Azadi, Udon Thani-THA, in Dari. Man annnouncer talks; Woman talks. Poor broadcasting, 35332.


DXer: Jose Ronaldo Xavier (JRX).Location: Cabedelo-PB, Brazil (UTC-3).RX (s): Sony ICF-SW100S.
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Glenn Hauser logs March 20-21, 2017  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, March 21 2017

Logs
** BRAZIL. 11780, March 21 at 0308, no signal from RNA/RNB, but hardly anything at all on 25m, near-blackout? K index is only 2 and ``no storms`` per WWV. Upon closer inspexion, weakling ZYs are detectable on 11764.60 S1, 11856.13, 11934.86, amounting to the OSOBs! So 11780 has to be off, and soon at 0327 find 6180 off too. 31m bandscan still finds at 0315 a sufficient S4 signal in Portuguese on 9664.95 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 3330-CUSB, March 21 at 0334, CHU is still AWOL, but audible on 7850-CUSB. Then at 1226, Richard Langley, NB reports to the DXLD yg, ``I've received an update from the NRC technician: "We have found that the antenna cable has failed. As it is under the frozen ground we canât fix it yet. We are still deciding what to do next." -- Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.04, March 21 at 0330, AlcaravÃn Radio with tropical music at S8, in the clear after collision earlier with Romania, when I could tell HJDH had re-adjusted frequency closer to nominal after varying way upward. Recheck at 0618, 5910.051 still clear with more music at S9-S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9790, March 21 at 0314, CRI relay which normally blasts in, is JBA at S3; 9570 ALBANIA relay, however, manages S6, as Eurosigs overcome Amerisigs on 31m, no WRMIs either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935, March 21 at 0313, ERT with Greek music at S9-S6; when I get to 9420 at 0319, it`s S7-S8, while 9935 has weakened way down to S3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9445, March 20 at 2208, Very poor signal vs noise level with YL sounding English, must be AIR GOS scheduled here until 2230, 500 kW, 325 degrees from Bengaluru. Since AIR has always dissed the Western Hemisphere, it`s tough to get a listenable signal from them here, including this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6185, March 21 at 0327, S9+10 R. EducaciÃn stands out in absence of 6180 Brasil, and is even modulating adequately, discussion about the Suprema Corte. And well atop the Vatican CCI which is almost over (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7615, March 21 at 0239, very poor signal here, barely recognizable as Station YHWH. Only frequency he has been reported on lately. Gone by 0320 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9480, March 21 at 0319, S9+30 in stilted Spanish, what`s this? Soon ID as RRI in strange propagation favoring SE Europe over even Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 6020, March 21 at 0629* VOA French is chopped off in progress, as scheduled 0530-0630 M-F only via SAO TOME. SW listeners don`t get no respect as program presumably continues on FM or online; not the only such case with VOA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955 & 9395, March 21 at 0313 & 0319, no signals from WRMI. These are normally the last North American signals to go, but MUF must have plunged even lower. K index is only 2 and no storms. The 7 MHz trio, 7780, 7730 & 7570 are still G to VG at 0320 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5850 // weaker 7730 but still plenty, March 21 at 0621, WRMI with melodic overly nasal Qur`an recitation, shortly seguà to Arabic pop song. Jeff probably picked up some new CDs around the Dead Sea. At 0627 next song smax of Hebrew language, but not sure.

6855, March 21 at 0622, this WRMI is not //, but balancing the other Abrahamists with gospel song in English about Bethlehem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5810, March 21 at 0623, R. CatÃlica Mundial with mariachi style song, ``Viva Cristo Rey`` plus her father and La Virgen de Guadalupe as well; DJ follows with program ID `Fe Hecha CanciÃn`, as WEWN is lightening up its boring programming, no more ``por su dolorosa pasiÃn`` recited every few seconds??

The latter is the content of `Paz a la Luz de la Luna` which is still on schedule at 04-06 UT Mon-Fri; while FHC is repeated Tue-Sat at 06-07, originally 15-16 M-F, first repeat 02-03 Tue-Sat. Per:
http://www.ewtn.com/radio/sp_radio_sched.asp

Transmission schedule
http://www.ewtn.com/radio/freq.htm
now is dated March 3 to October 30, 2017, admittedly with only two frequencies at a time, not including spur fields. Why *March 3? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, March 20 at 2206, WINB with gospel huxter in Spanish, a rare language for them. Sked effective March 12 shows for Mondays only:
06:00P / Mon-2200...La Voz Alegre
06:30P / Mon-2230...Day of Decision (Spanish)
Strangely enough, La Voz Alegre must be in Spanish, even tho not specified. Is this the same LVA which produces all the Spanish hours on Madagascar World Voice? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 5915, March 21 at 0242, ZNBC1 S7-S9 with fish eagle IS, always a treat. I guess Zambians set their alarm clox to hear it at 4:42 am every morning. 0249 switch to choral NA. LSB tuning is better since there is more ACI from 5920 WHRI than from 5910 RRI/HJDH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1610 UT March 21
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Glenn Hauser logs March 19-20-21, 2017  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, March 21 2017

Logs
** CANADA. 15034-USB, March 20 at 2156, CHR, Trenton Military`s own clock is *still* 61 minutes slow, despite the shift to DST March 12. Announces current time as ``2055`` and then goes on to aviation weather conditions from Cold Lake timestamped ``2100 zulu`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, March 20 at 2155, RHC in Spanish music // 13740, 11840, etc., and 17730 is not heard. I am trying to locate the third airing of the weekly Sunday Esperanto semihour. Which until the DST change had been at 2130 on 15370, a few weeks before having moved from 2230 on 17730, bumping what would otherwise be a daily French service. But unfound before 2200; how about after 2230? I start monitoring again at 2226 when the ``18-minute`` (before it`s time for En Contacto to start by 2244) Filatelia show is starting on 15370, 13740, 11760, 9710, 9535-vs MWV Chinese. No Esperanto then either. So when & where is it??

11880, however, is S9 of open carrier/dead air at 2206, and still so past 2230; finally in English after 2300. That would have been a convenient place to stick in Esperanto at 2230. Different next day; read on.

While I`m at it, circa 2230 UT March 19, with two receivers, I compare which frequencies are making an echo against 15370: 15230 (but which goes into Portuguese by 2233), 9710 and 9535, indicating they are from a different site. The others mentioned above are synchronized with 15370, i.e. from same site it is (Bejucal or Bauta or QuivicÃn, but which is which? Listings are not necessarily etched in stone, nor non-contradictory. Only Arnie knows for sure and he isn`t saying.)

6000, UT Monday March 20 at 0640, RHC with Arnie on `DXers Unlimited` talking about how we have zero sunspots lately, plugging his favorite T2FD antenna for SW, much like he was doing in Spanish on `En Contacto`.

You never know how the 4 or 5 English frequencies will compare from one night to the next. Tonight, both 6000 & 6100 are very undermodulated, compensated by 6060 being over-modulated! And 6165 is VG, loud and clear, much like 6100 has usually been; did they swap transmitters? 5040 is off.

11880, Monday March 21 at 2200 tune-in, RHC is *ending* the English broadcast. Have they really moved it to start at 2100 so this has been running for an hour; or a miscue? Instead of or in addition to English at 23-24? 2201 opening French at a temperature of 24 degrees, but no kHz, instead of dead air this hour yesterday; and at 2250 check in Portuguese, presumably from 2230.

It seems that RHC does not dare to announce frequencies within each language broadcast, since they risk being outdated or totally wrong due to mixups! Except Esperanto, where indeed they are all wrong. Not even in Spanish have I heard one, but maybe just missed, as they used to do so, not completely correctly, at major frequency changeover times. We never hear them in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690 // 15500 // 15390, March 20 at 2155, REE is frequently announcing its new schedule effective March 26, including now:
M-F 18-22 to
West Africa/South Atlantic on 15390
South America on 17715
North America on 17855
Indian Ocean/Middle East/?? somewhere else on 15520

Sat & Sun 14-18 to
West Africa/South Atlantic on 21620
Sat & Sun 18-22 to
West Africa/South Atlantic on 15390

Sat & Sun 18-22 to
South America on 17715
North America on 17855
Indian Ocean/Middle East/?? somewhere else on 15520

Note 15520 replaces 15500, altho both have been registered for A-17.

That`s a cumbersome way to organize it, but they always do so. Announcement not found on a fourth frequency, 11685, reminding us that at any given time, one or even two of the four frequencies may be AWOL. 17855 was generally very good for us all day last summer, so let`s hope despite minimal solar activity that will yet continue (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1869 monitoring: confirmed Sunday March 19 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB. Also confirmed UT Monday March 20 from 0301 on Area 51 webcast, and on WBCQ 5129.8-AM, poor at 0329 before finished. Also confirmed on WRMI 9955 webcast, UT Monday March 20 at 0345, after only a JBA carrier was audible at 0330 on 9955. Also confirmed Monday March 20 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Tuesday March 21 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, very good. Next:
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Sunday March 20 at 2325, this WRMI is playing end of `Wavescan`, same episode from 2300 as on 9395 earlier today after 1300. Two more to be added to the DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS schedule (but will they stick, week after week, without any published schedule?)

6855, Sunday March 19 at 2328, `In Christ We Live` seems to be program title, at closing? No full schedule for this frequency, nor is it shown on any other frequency at this or any time, but it is one of the shows listed on WRMI`s Programming page, as from Niagara Falls NY/St David`s Ont., without any time details.

5850 & 7730, Monday March 20 around 0630, jazz music with drumming, audience. Not `Jazz from the Left`, but now on sked for UT Monday 06-07 is something called `Teachers Corner`. (6855 is not // but Qur`an instead). It is found on the 9955 schedule for Monday 21-22, already replacing `Noches con Mirka`, but she remains on Wed & Fri during that hour. `Teachers Corner` is now also listed for Mon 21-22 on 15770, Mon 22-23 on 5950 (which is usually also on 11580, 6855?)

But what is it really about? Not jazz music, it seems, so maybe what I heard was not really it? There is this long writeup about it at the bottom of the Programming page, probably meaning it`s the latest addition:

``"Teachers Corner" actually started for me in 1975. No kidding! I was a thirteen year old interested in radio and communication. I listened to a lot of shortwave broadcasts from an old radio my father bought for me. Voice of America, Radio Moscow, Radio France International, etc, etc, etc, filled my log book. I guess it filled a fascination with traveling and far away places, at the time. Not to mention a mail box full of QSL cards! Well, the fascination turned into a hobby (Amateur Radio â WB9WNW) and by the time I was sixteen years old turned into an enlistment into the military (United States Navy â Cryptography).

My dreams of far away places turned into reality and by the old age of twenty five I had visited and or lived in 16 countries. A big constant in all the travel and meeting different people from different cultures was International Broadcasting. I enjoyed listening to the differing opinions and presentations of the radio personalities and the landscape they painted over the radio.

Sometime later in my life, I met a very interesting man from the city where I am home based (Raleigh, North Carolina). He explained that he was an International TEFL Teacher. He told me that he was teaching English in Austria and had a very rewarding career.

I was immediately interested and wondered if such a career would work for me. Teaching, travel and new experiences were the key to my interest in this TEFL stuff. It is a great fit. After being TEFL Certified in 2010 I have taught extensively in the Czech Republic (Pardubice) and China (Zhujian Province). Teaching young learners through adult age students brought me great satisfaction and enjoyment.

I really wanted to tie this occupation of TEFL Teaching and Shortwave Broadcasting together. While I was in China, I thought of a SW Program dedicated to International Teachers and Educators for entertainment and informational reasons. I really did not recognize any stations doing this type of format or programming. International Teachers and Educators can be somewhat isolated in their locations and an open medium that reaches out to them, wherever they may be, seems helpful and appropriate.

"Teachers Corner" can be a place for active listeners to be a part of a larger community than they currently know exists. Worldwide listeners active in Education and Teaching can share and exchange information from their personal experiences and knowledge as well as appreciate the entertainment value. Hopefully the concept and production of "Teachers Corner" will garnish [sic] enough interest to keep the program "On The Air" and be of benefit to all listeners, wherever they may be. Timothy Cordray / Teachers Corner

You can hear Teachers Corner on WRMI at the following times and frequencies:

* 0600-0700 UT Monday on 7730 kHz to Mexico, the Pacific and the Southwestern US
* 5:00-6:00 pm ET Monday on 9955 kHz to South America (this is 2100-2200 UT Monday until Nov. 2017)
* 2100-2200 UT Monday on 11580 kHz to Europe, Middle East, North Africa and the Eastern US [cf shown on grid as 15770 instead --- gh]
* 2200-2300 UT Monday on 5950 kHz to the Caribbean and South America``

I still ask, teaching what? English? Cryptography? Jazz? He doesn`t spell it out, but I guess TEFL means Teaching English as Foreign Language (only). Can you do that without learning the local language?

11580, March 20 at 2250 check, WRMI music sounds ``new age``, so strongly suspect Fred Moe`s `Christian New Age Radio` is still getting bonus repeats of its second broadcast from November, every Monday during this unscheduled semihour which also may be // 5950, even 6855, but too weaks to tell. Oops, `Teachers Corner` is supposed to be on 5950 now, as just above (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7200-LSB, March 20 at 2211, chicken cackling and rooster crowing, mixed with strumming music, a jhammer no doubt against some net, and then they all go silent for a bit. Perhaps such nonsense was also being referred to in this commentary Mike Terry forwarded, WTFK?

"SHOCKED AT WHAT I HEAR ON HF"
Bryan Beam (W4HLD) on February 16, 2017
http://www.eham.net/articles/38315

HF? Is he implying everything`s much nicer on VHF? Why? Also, I wonder
if CW ops bother to swear as much?

7210-LSB also checked at 2213 March 20, but some QSO in English rather than N1NR in Spanish with Cuban jhamming (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11435-USB & 11415-USB, March 20 at 1337 pileups on both by presumed Indonesian QSO pirates. On 11435, one of them is shouting ``radio`` ---- something over and over, maybe an ``ID``, but can`t understand the following word (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0113 UT March 21
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