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Glenn Hauser logs February 25, 2018  View Printable Version 
Monday, February 26 2018

Logs
** CUBA. 15438, 15506, 15572, 15302, 15234, 15166, 15098, 15030, all very approx., Sun Feb 25 at 1442, Arnie Coro on multiple RHC FM spurblobs out of 15370-AM transmitter. The closest ones are readable both in AM and FM modes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.92, Feb 25 at 0759, I`m unfortunately awake to find that VON is now in English, YL undermodulately talking, brief drum interval past 0800, S9+10. Wish they still had English hour at 0600 when more of us were awake (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15239.930, Sunday February 25 at 1520, very poor signal with African music, presumably R. Munansi reactivated via WWRB as Dave Frantz had notified us last week. Continues to be detected at half-hourly chex; 1741 with lo-fi African language talk, 1745 the frequency re-measured considerably off, at 15239.936. It`s somewhat stronger than neighbor 15825 WWCR. Exact transmission span still unknown, to be Sat & Sun only.

Meanwhile, heard from Dave Frantz again at 1358 UT Feb 25: ``By the way, Radio Munasi [sic] wants to be heard in North America and South America by ex-pats. Their internet stream is BLOCKED in Uganda. Well, well, shortwave radio does have its use! It's BLOCKED in Cuba unless you`re a high up gov't official`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1680, Feb 25 at 0711 UT, S9+20 of dead air, must be KRJO Monroe LA. JBA music underneath, maybe from same so not totally dead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1808 UT February 25
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Glenn Hauser logs February 24-25, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 25 2018

Logs
** INDIA. 7550 // 9445, Feb 24 at 2225, AIR GOS is about over, closing with some music, S9-S7 and S7-S5 respectively. Almost listenable in deep North America beyond European target. Same frequencies resume at 2245-2430, which could be a good early evening time for us, but then they are re-aimed north/eastward via Bengaluru: 7550 from 300 to 90 degrees, 9445 from 325 to 38 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, Feb 25 at 0133, S9+25/30 music, ``Only Have Eyes for You``, 0135 Wolverine Radio ID, another Eyes? song; 0143 another ID; 0210 ID with echoes, SSTV beeps. Several views of it, before Drunken DJ Radio took over:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,40686.15.html

First pirate I`ve logged since Feb 3: seems to be less activity lately, nothing today at earlier check 2318 Feb 24, but I`m not always searching during prime-pirate-time. The latest issue of FRW, however, has only 7 logs, two of them unID, from two otherguys. How about HF Underground posts? There were about twelve NAm threads on UT Feb 23-24, and five UT Feb 24-25 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935.34-AM, Feb 24 at 0135, much weaker pirate than Wolverine, S7 at best; piano jazz; 0158 has drifted up to 6935.39, jive, something about heartache. By 0203 on 6935.40, never heard any announcements, not even across hourtop; off at 0209 recheck. These say it was Captain Morgan Shortwave:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,40687.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, Sat Feb 24 at 1934 tune-in via UTwente, R. Hargeisa in non-English, a minute or two of music and presumed Somali talk resumes. Checking out WRTH listing of news in English at 1930. If so, it must have been very brief; besides tuning in by 1930 sharp, also need to check weekdays Mon-Thu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3245-USB, Feb 25 at 0144, AFA5XF leading a MARS net contacting some weaker stations. Searching on that call leads to this on FB: ``The 2017 Ohio MARS picnic is scheduled for Saturday, August 19 at the home of AFA5XF at 19608 Thompson Ridge Road, Laurelville. The chow down will start sometime around noon.``

3299-USB, Feb 25 at 0145, another MARS net led by AF04FL, calling other stations; the net callsign is 4TX1; his abbr`d call is just zero-foxtrot-lima. No hits on the full callsign, in a strange format with two numbers amid it, but I heard him say ``-zero four-`` several times. License plates? Plenty hits (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1918 monitoring: confirmed Saturday February 24 at 2230 on WBCQ, 9330.295v-CUSB; was BS until 2229 cut to ID, promo, and 2230 WOR. Also confirmed immediately following, Sat Feb 24 at 2300 on WRMI, 7780, S9/S9+10, immediately after gospel music, ``Great Gettin` Up Morning``, with no ToH ID. Also confirmed UT Sun Feb 25 at 0205 check, the 0200 on WRMI 7780, unexpectedly strong if really on the 44-degree antenna, S9+27. Also confirmed UT Sunday February 25 starting at 0430 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, later than the nominal 0415 and after ARRL finished. Next:
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1919?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1919?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.324v-CUSB, Feb 24 at 1908, here`s WBCQ with BS, but VP at S2-S3. Maybe he`s also on totally inaudible 5129.83 as claimed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.04, Feb 24 at 2302 I`m tuning in for `Shortwave Saturday Night`, but must have problems getting connected from Hyde Park. Bits of music, canned IDs, dead air, a few seconds of a newscast about the NRA vs businesses cutting them off, more bits of songs, DA still at 2311 when I give up. 7490 is funxioning OK at next check Feb 25 at 0140, tybro.com offering a spiritual cleansing CD; I guess those are the reactivated Mitch & Kathy.

5129.8 is now active with music at 0139 Feb 25, presumably `Lumpy Gravy` on WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Sat Feb 24 at 1911, WRMI with World Music from Africa, S9-S7, during the hour now occupied weekdays by RAE in German. 9455 also S9-S7 with Oldie, ``Natural Woman``. 7780 at 1914 with BS poor at S7, but stronger than 9330 WBCQ, MUCH weaker than 9980 WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12160, Sat Feb 24 at 1815, WWCR amid `Talking Machine Show` with ancient recitation, but mostly it`s ``Musicking Machine``. One of the few WWCR programs worth hearing, even tho some gospel music is included from the old cylinders and shellax. All the times for it on current schedule:
http://www.wwcr.com/program-guides/WWCR_Program_Guide.pdf

Sat 1800 12160, Sun 0100 7520, Sun 0200 4840, Sat 1100 4840, Mon 0500 4840. Under current low solar conditions, even 12160 midday may not be a solid signal here, too close for the MUF.

A similar show, `Last Radio Playing`: Sat 0000 5935, Sat 0100 4840-monthly after first Friday, Sat 0700 4840, Sat 2000 12160.

Then there`s `Martha Garvin`s Musical Memories`, almost all hymns, but with some distinctive heartfelt performances. UT Sunday Feb 25 at 0208 on 3215, it`s a guy belting out a hymn with piano accompaniment, and then she interviews him, diversifying.

Of course, the times are going to shift one UT hour earlier with the imposition of DST March 11, and in some cases frequency may change. Beware: during the entire 2017 DST season, WWCR pdf skeds failed to show the correct UT-5 difference between UT and CDT but kept showing UT-6! Go with the local time column. Some other mostly secular programs to check the sked for: Golden Age of Radio Theater; Worldwide Country Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, Feb 25 at 0142, Brother Don discussing kelp, on WWRB, audio breaking up a bit on poor quality feed. No need to switch to 3185 at 0200 apparently, as nothing there at 0208 check.

I forgot to check 15240 Saturday afternoon for reactivation of R. Munansi clandestine for Uganda, as Dave notified us would be starting soon on weekends only. Be sure to check WWRB Sunday starting as early as 1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Feb 25 at 0207, no signal from WTWW-2, so `Theatre Organ in the Ozarx` misses another airtime (the onetime prepeat at 1900 Saturdays on 9930 is still gone too, as is everything once on 9930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Feb 24 at 1831 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS is finally back in whack! No more pulsing and bits of modulation cutting on and off, but continuous normal music modulation, ID as ``The Wave`` by some BBQ person; 1835 UT a fuller ID as ``The Wave, 100.3 and 1130, your music station from the wheat capital of the world`` (other than Enid). It had been doing that every day checked, from first notice Feb 14, thru Feb 23. Well, not quite correct, since if really on licensed daytime direxional pattern, almost all of the signal would be going northward, but ``normal`` situation has long been for it to provide a good groundwave southwestward into Enid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4070-CW, Feb 25 at 0146, beacon ZN is JBA with call over and over. Now sufficient pause that I can tell it`s not NZ.

4102.8-CW, Feb 25 at 0146, the W beacon allegedly transmitting weather info from the California desert with various other dits and dahs. I often hear this, but JBA, can`t copy full output and if I did would not know what it signify, useful I suppose only to the instigator (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5800, Feb 24 at 1917, JBA carrier. Since I`m now getting it at midday on 51 meters, must conclude it`s something nearby in the meters-to-kilometer range. Even 6070- CFRX is a JBA carrier now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5835.5-USB, Feb 25 at 0152, lively net in unID tonal language, Chinese dialect? No WTWW on 5830 yet, nor Chilean pirate 5825 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6050.5 approx., Feb 25 at 0156, huge filthy spurblob with talkish modulation completely unintelligible in SSB, AM or FM modes; spreads 6046-6055 and can also hear 6050.0 carrier amid, poor HCJB which I do not think is the source of this, but the victim; rather, HJDH, La Voz de tu Conciencia, COLOMBIA, which several times before has been caught doing this above 6040, and the first time heard, I made out a definite ID. Now I detect only one JBA carrier on 6010.0. Please, someone, kick their transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0601 UT February 25
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Glenn Hauser logs February 23-24, 2018  View Printable Version 
Saturday, February 24 2018

Logs
** AFGHANISTAN [non]. 13655, Feb 24 at 1530, vamping theme with beeps, apparently implying newsiness, 1531 talk repeatedly mentioning Afghanistan. It`s R. Ashna in Dari, 1500-1630, 300 kW, 75 degrees via Woofferton UK (also 1430-1500 in Pashto). S8-S3 but one of best signals on band other than 13820 Marti & jamming.

It`s the Afghanistan service of VOA from Washington studios, not to be confused with more specialized services for the region, as described by WRTH: R. Mashaal, only in Pashto, for the Pakistan/Afghanistan border area; VOA Deewa Radio, also in Pashto for the Pak/Afgh border area. What`s the difference? Well, R. Mashaal is produced in RFE/RL Prague studios, Deewa in Washington. Do they really have a different editorial stance? Why not merge (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 218 kHz, Feb 24 at 0632, beacon RL and dash, from Red Lake, Ontario.
248 kHz, Feb 24 at 0633, beacon WG and dash, from Winnipeg, Manitoba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CAYMAN ISLANDS. 415 kHz, Feb 24 at 0645 UT, MCW beacon CBC, from Cayman BraC. Dxinfocentre notes in red that it`s now HW, ex: HHW. That means it`s a homing beacon degraded from high power 2000W to medium power of 50 to less than 2000 watts, and still Without voice facilities (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15441, 15510, 15580, 15662, 15738, very approx., Feb 24 at 1516, RHC FMy spurblobs are back; their absence was too good to be true. They spread up to 10 kHz and are constantly fluxuating, so cannot cite specific carrier frequencies, but these are more like ~76 kHz apart. 15580 of course lands right on a VOA frequency, inaudible. By 1521 I find the peaks circa 15447, 15291, 15219, 15145, 15074.

Yesterday Feb 23 after 1900, a quick check did not find any coming out of 15140 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA [non]. 11575, Feb 24 at 1606, good signal in African language via UTwente, as I check this following WORLD OF RADIO on 6190. Will it be // 11600? No, 11595! At least I think they are the same, switching back and forth, but cannot hear both at same time to be 100% positive they are // and synchronized. 11595 is stronger and has some hum, unlike 11575.

Starting in December was Oromiya Media Network, Radio OMN, via Secretbrod, BULGARIA on 11600, then 11575, and 11600 disappeared; were listed supposedly Monday-Friday only, while now it is Saturday. Guess what: HFCC and latest NDXC/Aoki dated Feb 23 show nothing anywhen on 11575 or 11595! EiBi, not updated since Feb 11, shows Radio OMN, M-F 16-17 on 11575 & 11600 via Bulgaria. Could be some other Ethiopian clandestine, or OMN expanded beyond weekdays? No, weekends are not really new, as in DXLD 18-05, OMN was reported both on Sat & Sun Jan 27 & 28, when on 11600, 11575. Ivo was quoted as saying that 11600 was 100 kW, and 11575 only 50 kW. No sign of jamming on either while I listened today. It seems not even Ivo has caught up with new 11595.

And it seems the last time anything other than RTTY QRM was reported on 11595, was the FCC notice busting Station YHWH as in DXLD 16-52 at the end of the year 2016! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7780, Feb 24 at 0327, no signal from WRMIBS, while 7730 is very strong; unlike Feb 22 at 0353 when I was hearing 7780. WRMI sked grid at http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs still shows 7780 off after the Prague relay until 0300*. What about TOM website? Here`s the current attempt to update it, still ``2017``; to be taken only as generalities about this and the other stations:
http://overcomerministry.org/radio-schedule/
Brother Scare cannot bother to be accurate or truthful about his own schedule or anything else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, Feb 23 at 1938, VOA News via WRMI Oldies, last two minutes by Ann Ball include four stumbles by her. Still amateurish announcing on what should be America`s showcase of broadcast journalism. An earlier one, I did not log at the time, had her introduce an axuality toward the end which failed to appear, leaving her scrambling to wrap up the `cast. Of course, in that case it may not have been her fault, if someone else was engineering, as one would expect (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1918 monitoring: confirmed UT Saturday February 24 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330.25v-CUSB, fair with deep fades.

Also confirmed Sat Feb 24 at 0730 by Ivo Ivanov, B`lgariya:
``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, Feb 24:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_24.html
0730-0800 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, good signal``

Also confirmed the next HLR airing. Sat Feb 24 at 1531 on HLR 6190, as I check UTwente at 1545: atop considerable CCI from the ChiComs. Next:

Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1919?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1919?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Regarding the squealing spurs out of WEWN, of course I meant they were at 9/18 kHz offset, not MHz; fixed:

15610, Feb 22 at 1910, WEWN is stronger than usual, must be some sporadic-E HF enhancement, MUF at least 16 MHz; WWCR 15825 too is about as strong, and about the same 1-megameter skip distance. Only when WEWN gets this strong, can I easily detect the constant squeal it transmits along with English. This was previously attributable to parasitic spurs at 9/18 kHz, beating against each other; the modulation causes the pitches to vary slightly vs pauses (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search Feb 24 at 0617-0624: 531, 549, 567, 585, 603, 612, 621(2), 666, 693(2), 729, 747, 774(vs IBOC, WBBM?), 783, 801, 837, 846, 882, 936, 954, 999, 1026, 1053, 1098, 1116(2), 1125(2), 1179, 1215(2), 1422(2), 1503, 1512, 1521. Also a stronger carrier on 907.7 which I assume is something internal to do with R75 receiver IF, but I haven`t noticed it before when there was a definite TA on 909. At 0629 also LW 198 (there is an NDB in Dixon NC, DIW on 198, but no such ID to be heard; 216 is normally another one, CLB Carolina Beach, not RMC/France) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1753 UT February 23
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Glenn Hauser logs February 22-23, 2018  View Printable Version 
Friday, February 23 2018

Logs
** CUBA. 14935, 15003, 15072, 15208, 15277, 15346, 15414 very approx. centers of spurblobs --- here we go again! Feb 22 at 1915, I hit the first one at 15277 as I bandscan down, extremely distorted Arabic with F# tone. It`s obviously the RHC transmitter which had been spewing its filth thruout the 19m band from 15370 in the 14-16 UT period but which again was clean today. I bet they swapped out to a different transmitter in order to accomplish that and satisfy their harshest critic.

These too are at 68-70 kHz intervals from the source, 15140-AM. Some demodulation can also be copied on the closer ones when switched to the FM mode. Particularly disturbing, registering S7, is 15003, too close to and QRMing weaker WWV/WWVH. Once I realized what was happening, I searched further ones up and down, to the point of barely audible. Nominal span for 15140 is 1900-2130 in Arabic, Kriyol, English and French. This is of course the first time I`ve noted the spur panoply around 15140. Now how long will this go on --- until they do another transmitter swap? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15520, 15445, 15295, 15220, 15145, 15068, 14998, Feb 23 at 1533, they`re back!! Extremely distorted FMy spurblobs out of RHC 15370-AM transmitter, but now at slightly greater intervals circa 70-71 kHz, which means they attack a different set of victims. Can`t hear any further up and down, but at least the F# tone can be detected in FM mode, and the closer ones demodulate clearly, altho at low level.

Recheck at 1553 just before sign-off, the blobs have shifted to these approx. centers at 76-77 kHz steps: 15682, 15613, 15524, 15447, 15294, 15218, 15139 â and the last one totally blox whatever weak signal may be there from Oman. We`ll see if Havana`s own 15140 again produce its panoply today at 1900-2130, like yesterday. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, Feb 22 circa 1940 check, just reconfirming R. Herwa International is still on air via WRMI in non-English African language, usual good signal here, probably unlike in target (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Feb 22 at 2224, REE Castilian broadcast with hard rock music in English; key word lyric seems to be ``woman``; S9+20/30 VG to North America, while 15390 & 15500 have totally outfaded. Closer to the start just after 1900, I had noticed that 15390 was still horribly distorted, but they obviously don`t care at Noblejas. Something`s always wrong at REE. 2227 ID/promo in English, French, Portuguese, song in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1918 monitoring: 5850, Thursday February 22 at 2228, WRMI with IS/ID prÃlude claiming that programming resumes at ``Top of the hour`` (only in India, Iran, etc.); 2230 Okeechobee Ocean ID, 2230.5 WOR 1918 confirmed, and also caught the closing at 2259 implying that it aired entirely. Also confirmed UT Fri Feb 23 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330.294v-CUSB, poor-fair. Next:
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1919?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1919?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, Fri Feb 23 at 1458, WRMI is still playing the Spanish `Viva Miami` episode recorded at Selangor, Malaysia, just after the HFCC conference, Jeff & ThaÃs discussing their adventures and travel plans: as it ends abruptly, says going next to Osaka, switch planes, to Honolulu for three days. Being a major international broadcaster and chairman of HFCC allows the Whites to travel a lot, and I bet it`s first-class (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15610, Feb 22 at 1910, WEWN is stronger than usual, must be some sporadic-E HF enhancement, MUF at least 16 MHz; WWCR 15825 too is about as strong, and about the same 1-megameter skip distance. Only when WEWN gets this strong, can I easily detect the constant squeal it transmits along with English. This was previously attributable to parasitic spurs at 9/18 MHz, beating against each other; the modulation causes the pitches to vary slightly vs pauses (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17774.99, Feb 22 at 2201, KVOH is still on with praise music in Spanish. I decide to measure it, but before I can pin it to the Hz, cuts off abruptly at 2203*. No soft sign-off here, but throw the big switch! Sked shows Tue & Thu 1500-2200; Mon/Wed/Fri 1500-2000 in Spanish; Sat 1600-2000 English.

17774.987, Feb 23 at 1601, now I can measure it, but takes a while as it is varying continuously very slightly. Got it here at 1606 while at 1607 it fades down drastically from original S9+30 to only S7.

This is during `Frecuencia al DÃa` which started with a heavily produced feature about the history of La Voz del Yuna, Bonao, RepÃblica Dominicana. May well have mentioned current status, but I`m too busy measuring the frequency; scanning the WRTH 2018 listings on page 188-189 I finally find it toward the bottom of the list, as 3 kW on 1670, HIC81, http://lavozdelyuna.org website. Why is Yuna masculine? Probably understood as name of a rio or some other non-feminine geographic entity. I don`t recall ever seeing this reported as a DX catch, tho it should have a good worldwide chance on the X-band. WRTH shows DR with four X-banders, on 1620, 1640, 1670, 1680, the second and fourth being well-known. Note that the official if never announced? callsigns are assigned sequentially by frequency, at this end, HIC79, HIC80, HIC81, HIC82. While HIC## are the main calls on the MW band starting with 1200, below that are HIB## and some others are interspersed, maybe because of relays.

Searching my archive on Yuna leads to another station there at Bonao, the 1350 which was reported by Mark Mohrmann, remember him? in 2000y on x 2 = 2700.

LVdelY has made news before, such as on 2 July 2015:
https://gruporadioescuchaargentino.wordpress.com/2015/07/02/la-voz-del-yuna-se-convertira-en-la-primera-emisora-de-am-digital-de-republica-dominicana-y-america-latina/
Does that mean IBOC, or what? They don`t say! It has appeared in numerous editions of X-band lists, but I still haven`t found any axual DX log of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Feb 23 at 1452 UT check, KLEY is still totally out of whack, same rapid pulsing, for more than a week, and carrier with bits of mod cutting on and off less quickly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1240+, Feb 23 at 1453 UT, het on hi side from NW/SE, no doubt the perpetually off-frequency KCRT Trinidad CO as previously identified. Too weak now to get a good measurement vs 1240.00 pileup, but keyboard says the pitch is between E and Eb above Cmiddle, i.e. about 320 Hz. Incredibly, tho this has been the major 1240+off station for years, it`s not on the list at
http://www.mwlist.org/mwoffset.php?khz=1240
despite lots of other US graveyarders (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15016-USB, Feb 23 at 1552, slowly uttered series of fonetik letters and numbers, without much reverb on this one, the mysterious US military outlet. Resumes? introducing as a ``message of 52 characters follows`` --- Lucks out between the RHC spurblobs, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1906 UT February 23
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Glenn Hauser logs February 21-22, 2018  View Printable Version 
Thursday, February 22 2018

Logs
** BRAZIL. 11780, Feb 21 at 1457, Portuguese song, 1459 R. Nacional ID, S9 fading to S5; but gone by 1532 recheck. At least there was no ACI from 11775 Anguilla, off more than on. I wonder what the schedule of 11780 is, or is supposed to be? More or less daytime-only, and no use of 6180 at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 413 kHz, Feb 22 at 0728 UT, beacon YHD and dash, from Dryden, Ontario.
382 kHz, Feb 22 at 0731, beacon YPL and dash, from Pickle Lake, Ont
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 1610, Feb 22 at 1338 UT, strumming chords from NE/SW, 1340 UT Spanish and fading. There are no 1610 Americans except HAR/TIS. I have no luck with the Mexicans, but seems rather late for Toronto; yet CHHA ID in Spanish at 1401 UT, almost a bihour after its sunrise at 1205 UT, and almost a unihour after Enid`s at 1311 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA. 7170-7190 and 7130-7150, Feb 22 at 0355, very heavy DRM jamming spreading 20 rather than 10 kHz, centered about the Eritrean frequencies where not even carriers can be detected amid the noise. Jam peaks at S9 around 7140 and 7180 but the lower one unsounds quite as loud. All intruding messing up a lot of the worldwide exclusive ``40m`` hamband (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA. 7235.554, Feb 22 at 1408, JBA carrier, no doubt the widely variant R. Ethiopia by longpath; no jamming or Eritreans audible now below 7200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 15215, Feb 21 at 1600, JBA carrier as I am checking for the yearly broadcast of Radio ÃÃmrang via FRANCE. Yet S9+ signals from 15620 dead air listed as VOA Somali via Woofferton; 15435 Saudi.

By 1607 I`m on UTwente, and there it is, rather off-mike conversations in Frisian? with background noise. Reminiscing presumably. Not a solid signal as UTwente is too close to Issoudun. Perhaps they are doing better into New York City target? 1615 switches to English, ``didn`t know anything about pregnancy...`` and back to (high?) German. Something about ``4 pm``, etc. Did not cut off until about 1702*.

Tnx to our reminder several hours earlier on the WOR iog, several others were tuning it, including John A Figliozzi in FL:

``Booming into southwest Florida with a rather relaxed program as if speakers are moving around a room (kitchen?) with people coming and going (doors opening and closing?). Radio Oomrang and its strictly once a year idiosyncratic program, mostly in German with a little English heard now and then and also presumably the Frisian dialect. Program is either a play of some sort or a very relaxed informal conversation among friends. Numerous sounds of boots walking, doors closing and chairs moving. Excellent signal heard from 1628 tune in - SIO 545. WRTH â18 says using Issoudun transmitter in France. (21 Feb.)
John Figliozzi, Sarasota, FL, Sony ICF-2010 (off whip)``

And also better into California, from Ron Howard:

``15215, Radio ÃÃmrang via Issoudun (France). Thanks to Glenn for the timely alert! Carrier on-off and on again at 1559; briefly on at 1600, then cut off, but came back on again; seemed to be in German, local language and English; "Hello. This is Radio ÃÃmrang, the freedom voice of ÃÃmrang," "this hour for New York ÃÃmrang inhabitants"; interview with a couple married 52 years.

Glenn - your "4 pm" was "4 o'clock pm. It's very cold. We are interviewing the young landlord"; several spots with just the sound of seagulls or with announcers talking over the sound of seagulls; some audio hum. My audio of mostly English posted at
http://app.box.com/s/f7slayi6nx6adlj6rmfuxrz9f6gc2tkq
Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA, EtÃn E1, 100' long wire``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 7520, Feb 22 at 0354, poor S4-S6, presumed Kurdish music from Denge Welat via ARMENIA; if also on 7320, can`t hear vs 7315 WHRI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Feb 22 at 1327 UT, KGYN Guymon now with VG signal during M-F poetry spot by Jim Thompson; then about an app for market info; ad for grocery in Northridge Mall, Top Value with the ``add 10 percent`` gimmick; Enid now has one of these, different name. Official Feb FCC sunrise for KGYN is not until 1330 UT, but don`t let that stop them already running ND 10 kW; March: 1300 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7780, Feb 22 at 0353, TOM via WRMI is poor S4-S6, // much stronger 7730. I haven`t heard unscheduled 7780 much later at night like Ivo once noted. WRMI skedgrid continues to unshow anything on #1, 7780 between 0300 and 1700 (except other religionism Sundays only 13-16) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: WRMI

** U S A. 410 kHz, Feb 22 at 0729, beacon EGQ, from Emmetsburg, Iowa.
392 kHz, Feb 22 at 0731 UT, beacon FMZ, from Fairmont - Beklof, Nebraska (note that Beklof spelt backwards is Folkeb), 25 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15620, Feb 21 at 1601, S9+10 of dead air; I can only assume it is as scheduled in HFCC: VOA Somali, 250 kW, 126 degrees from Woofferton UK at 1600-1800 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1918 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday February 21 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490.05v, very good S9+10/20, and not #1917 which was not aired last week. Enjoy such reception while we can, as latening sunsets progressively degrade this propagation, and a drastic retiming to 2100 in three weeks due to the imposition of daylight shifting will worsen it even more. (BTW, add OK to the list of states with pending legislation to keep DST going all year!) Also confirmed UT Thu Feb 22 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB. Next:
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1919?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1919?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.320v-CUSB, Feb 22 at 1415, WBCQ fair with TOM, lately staying on the hi side in the .2s or .3s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also SOUTH CAROLINA [non]

** U S A. 9395, Feb 21 at 1457, WRMI Oldies with VOA News in progress; before turning it Over to the Comer at 1500.

7780, Feb 22 at 1413, WRMI Oldies is on this Thursday, // much stronger 9395. Yet sked grid shows 7780 supposed to be off; see also SOUTH CAROLINA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, Feb 21 at 1418, WRMI, speaking Spanish with a Brazilian accent, too-quick SW sked info about Spain, Taiwan, Korea, Egypt, various Brazilians as on air 00 a 24; audio is also condensed with certain syllables skipped; via Skype?? Outro as someone from the DX Clube sem Fronteiras em Pernambuco, on `Frecuencia al DÃa` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Feb 21 at 0704, WTWW-1 is S3-S5 of dead air; no loss (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1190, Feb 22 at 1325 UT, 1190 Fort Wayne ``Wo-wo`` ID with FM 107.5, which is a mere translator W298BJ. 50000/9800 U2. I haven`t heard this one in ages. There are two MO stations in between and many others. Must now be on ND full day power since 1230 UT in Feb, 1200 UT in March. Night pattern is tight N/S in deference to WLIB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1290, Feb 22 at 1329 UT, outro `Focus on Agriculture` from CSP? radio network, Wichita Falls closings due to icy weather, Cinemark Theatres` new size restrixions on carry-in bags, (evidently to discourage dismantled rifles or large bombs) from News Channel 6 (KAUZ RF 22). (I also heard same story on 1330 KCKM Monahans, about Mid/Essa. Enid`s only movie theatre is no longer Cinemark, but AMC under ChiCom control, so guns OK?) KWFS is licensed 5000/73 U1, but noticeably weaker in daytime lately with STA renewed of reduced power to 60%, i.e. about 3 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 21 at 0309-0315: 531, 621, 711, 747, 855(2), 882, 909, 936*, 1116, 1152, 1215, 1431, 1575. *936 often has a bigger signal; what`s likely? Morocco 100 kW, tho there are equal or higher powers in Syria, Saudi, Iran; while in Europe nothing more than 3 x 20 kW in Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13564.316-CW, Feb 22 at 1444, HIFER beacon called RF, vs CODAR, but no K6FRC audible nearby yet. Probably east of here rather than west. LWCA roster has it on 13564.330, location still unknown more precisely than grid EM96 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15630.039, Feb 21 at 1534, weak wobbling carrier. If not a local device, HFCC shows imaginary wooden entry for RSOman at 1400-1730; even more likely Cairo which supposedly uses 15630 via Abis only at 1300-1400 in Persian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 88.1 MHz approx., Feb 21 at 1750, 1757, 1804, 1811 UT, very fast CW ID ending with R is firing like clockwork every 7 minutes. I notice this since I am trying to listen to my Part 15 FM feeder on 88.1 with input from some TV station I want to hear on a remote radio in the house. Presumably from a local ham repeater on 2 meters, or maybe 6? This has happened before, and I am not sure whether my feeder is involved in this or not, but I haven`t figured out how an IF mix or anything would wind up on this frequency. I haven`t heard it on any other radio tuned to 88.1. Maybe sometime I will be able to copy the ID (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1855 UT February 22
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