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Correction time my Transmundial log  View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 09 2018

Logs
Manuel MÃndez
Lugo, Spain

Correction to my Transmundial log, time they announced the short wave
closure was 1950 not 2150. 2150 my local time.
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Glenn Hauser logs August 6-7-8, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, August 08 2018

Logs
** AUSTRALIA. 5055, August 8 at 1146, JBA carrier from presumed 4KZ Queensland, despite storm noise level and switch to indoor longwire for safety. During July, Ron Howard had noted it cutting off the air by a timer, a few seconds earlier from one day to the next, reaching 1148:52* by July 31, so I am expecting carrier to vanish sometime during the 1148 or maybe 1147 minute --- but it does not! I am about to tire of listening to its JBA tone with BFO on 5054, when finally it stops at approx. 1157:11.5*, wouldn`t you know it, when I have glanced away from my watch. Perhaps Ron can confirm the new timing.

4835, that accomplished, still on the indoor longwire, I retune for the other low power Aussie, OzyRadio in NSW which Ron says had reactivated August 3 after a monthlong absence. 4840 WWCR has just closed at 1158, helping to audiblize the 4835 JBA carrier, but which here could also be Sikkim. Ozy normally stays on much later, far too long after sunrise here, so I am not going to log it by matching a cutoff time like with 4KZ. I shall be very lucky ever to hear something really identifiable from OzyR, such as the ex-RA version of ``Waltzing Matilda`` it plays at some set times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9200, Aug 8 at 1142, CNR1 jammer // echo jammer on 9660, and 9680. It`s here to block Sound of Hope, of course, per Aoki on 9199.907 but no het heard from that. I wonder how permanent, non-variable those exact SOH measurements may remain? CNR1 off after 1200 at 1205 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Aug 8 at 0605, RHC English is VP S9-S5 and also JBM; 6000 is S9+10 but JBM somewhat distorted; 6060 is S9+10/20 with good mod; 6165 S9+20/30 with good mod. 5040 is off by now, but 5025 Rebelde is also just barely modulated at S9+10 to S7. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Aug 8 at 1201, RHC is S9+10 but JBM; // 6100.00 has good mod at S9+20/30, but fails to radiate from off-frequency-minus. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

13660, Aug 8 at 1323, RHC is S4-S6 here and mostly readable, despite being a leapfrog mixing product another 40 kHz lower of squealy S9+10 13740 over normal S9+20 13700. But there is *no* matching leapfrog the other side on 13780; what`s not with that?? Nor are there any extremely distorted FM spurblobs today out of the 13700 transmitter. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 9790, Aug 8 at 0545, RFI in French with OK modulation rather than humbuzz; 7220, Dandal Kura via Issoudun is very poor, carrier seems a bit rough on BFO, but too weak to tell if humbuzzy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA [non]. 7290.00, Aug 8 at 1126, JBA carrier, not off-frequency, so not reactivated RRI Nabire, but rather after 1100, CNR1 Beijing site, per NDXC/Aoki. Window for Nabire is when I should stay in deep sleep. Aoki says it starts at 0500, but Ron Howard does not report it before 0742 and off as early as 0910 to as late as 1026*. FWIW, Nabire sunset is 0903 UT, varying little as almost equatorial. Would not hurt to check later the ex-night frequency 6125, which they stopped using long before 7289.92 quit a biyear ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17550.00, August 6 at 2133, JBA carrier from presumed R. Kuwait in Arabic toward California, not way low as previously caught by me and Ivo. Need to keep an ear on this for English at 20-21 as happened at least once, per Ivo Ivanov:

``Strong signal of Radio Kuwait in English/Arabic on 17549.7, July 29
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/strong-signal-of-radio-kuwait-in.html
2000-2100 17549.7 KBD 250 kW / 350 deg ENAm English, instead of Arabic
2100-2400 17549.7 KBD 250 kW / 350 deg ENAm Arabic Gen Sce, as sched``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 650, Aug 8 at 1118, Radio 65 promo that it`s also ``en el cien --- 100.5 FM``. XETNT Los Mochis, still holding onto AM, and we hope for good, as Mexican AMers are dropping like flies, so we need to keep reconfirming the ones that remain.

810, Aug 8 at 1110, dominant signal from south, ID between songs as ``Radio Rey, la mÃs [poderosa?], seis, nueve minutos``. Should not be claiming powerfulness, as IRCA Mex Log had it as only 1000/100 watts, XERI, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, and so does WRTH 2018. By now probably on hefty day power. On DX-398 vs heavy local storm noise. Our sunrise 1144 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.932, Aug 8 at 0532, VON is already on with song prÃlude, maybe in English? Cut off at 0557 for percussion IS runup to 0600 Hausa opening; VG S9+10/30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9794.98 approx., Aug 8 at 1133, ``O, Sole Mio`` in non-Italian language catches my ear; not CNR1 as not // 11785 jammer. EiBi shows FEBC Iba site this hour in Vietnamese, and indeed 1137 Viet announcement follows. So they probably turned the great tune into a hymn (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15119.874, Aug 7 at 1314, JBA carrier, from what? Nothing scheduled on 15120 at this hour per NDXC/Aoki, unless Saudi Arabia in Bengali stayed on late after 0900-1157. Aha, EiBi, now updated to Aug 3, shows not only that but Riad [sic] further in Urdu at 1200-1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1941 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday August 7 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG. While producing 1942, remaining two airings via WRMI not checked as normally JBA carriers or less, anyway: Tuesday 2030 on 5950, 7780; 2130 on 5950.

WORLD OF RADIO 1942 contents: Anguilla, Australia, Bougainville, Brasil, Cambodia, China, Cuba, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Japan and non, MoÃambique, New Zealand, Nigeria, Romania, Russia, Somalia, South Sudan non, Taiwan, USA, Zimbabwe non; and the propagation outlook

WORLD OF RADIO 1942 monitoring: confirmed first SW airing Tuesday Aug 7 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v; this is the one reliable 9330 airing if everything clix, and I had availablized it more than an hour earlier. Also confirmed first WRMI airing, Wednesday August 8 at 1030 on 5950, S9+10/20 on inside longwire during a storm. Next:

Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2100.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0631 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1943?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1943?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Aug 8 at 1334, KVOH is already on way early before nominal *1400, with praise music in Spanish, S8 and building. Propagation varies widely; some days JBA after 1400. Websked at
http://www.voiceofhope.com/schedule/kvoh_program_grid.pdf
still claims to start SW at 1400, but webstream is always running with Spanish or English available if they turn on transmitter elsewhen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 770, Aug 8 at 1113 UT, ``Newsradio 94.5 FM and AM 770 KKOB``, new ``Roswell`` movie to be made in Santa FÃ; 1116 anti-American commentary by Rush Limbaugh, making me want to puke. What a pity that NM`s #1 AM station purvey this crap (and also subordinates itself to an FM translator, which surely blox Duques from hearing 100 kW Gallup 94.5 line-of-sight at elevations in The Heights, 200 km/125 miles; now called KYAT with a Navajo name, and format/country).

KKOB relay is K233CG, on Sandia Crest, 3251 meters AMSL, with 250 watts direxional WSW across the city. KKOB already had its own full-power Cresttop FM on 93.3, but separately programmed.

Back to 770: I should not be hearing this big dominant signal at 5:13 am MDT, pre-sunrise, certainly not the 230-watt fill-in from Santa Fe, but the 50 kW main transmitter from the North Valley of ABQ, which is supposed to be nulling toward us and WABC, so either the pattern is way out of whack or they are just running non-direxional day pattern already. (BTW, no sign of TPs on 774, not in season yet, also edged by music from 780 KSPI Stillwater.)

Speaking of ABQ, later this morning at 1350-1455 UT, I catch repeat of the new season premiÃre of `Better Call Saul` on AMC cable. I`ve never followed this nor its sequel `Breaking Bad` despite the ABQ locations, out of general distaste for the subject matter, no matter how great the acting be reviewed; but decided to give this a chance. Hmmm, I don`t think I`m hooked for any more episodes (Glenn Hauser, OK, ex-Albuquerque, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 9610, August 8 at 1140, VN relay via VOA Greenville, violating Separation of Church and State, is still running in Spanish. Finishes with VR theme/IS at 1145 and immediately off by 1145.5* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11460+, slightly on the plus side, JBA carrier, August 8 at 1128. Probably explained by Aoki as Sound of Hope and/or ChiCom *jamming, but SOH Taiwan had been measured on the minus side, 11459.844. I wonder how permanent, non-variable those exact SOH measurements may remain? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1801 UT August 8
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Glenn Hauser logs August 5-6, 2018  View Printable Version 
Monday, August 06 2018

Logs
** BRAZIL. 11780, UT Monday August 6 at 0151, RNB/RNA is off, unlike most evenings at this time: maybe a Sunday thing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, August 6 at 0135, R. Rebelde is OFF, but detect a JBA carrier a bit high like 5025.01: R. Quillabamba, PerÃ, or exciter only from Cuba? Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba.

4765, August 6 at 0138, R. Progreso music is S9+20 but modulation breaking up. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. At least the third 60m Cuban, RHC on 5040 is OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, August 6 at 0555, this RHC English air is dead tonight, while 6165, 6060 and 5040 are very good; 6000 merely good modulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DXL ISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9490, August 6 at 0148, heavy jamming against R. RepÃblica via FRANCE audible underneath. The jam has a higher pitch than usually heard from the DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 9790, August 6 at 0552, RFI in French, S4-S5 with big humbuzz from defective TDF Issoudun transmitter; tonight another frequency from there, 7220 with Dandal Kura is S9 and clear. Some other night, it could be the bad one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6870-AM, August 6 at 0128, VP S9 pirate with jazz, still at 0153. These say it was Mix Radio at *2352-0159*:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,44915.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 15410, fair August 6 at 1551, Eye Radio via FRANCE, YL in African accented English about mp3s, ID at 1554; fair via UTwente SDR; is M-F only at 15-16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U A E [and non]. 9840.1 approx., August 6 at 0146 JBA talk, unknown language. Wonder if it`s always off-frequency Vietnam? NO, that`s on ``9840`` only at 10-24 UT per NDXC/Aoki. At this hour 0100-0300, it is VOA Deewa Radio in Pashto via Dhabbiya, an habitually off-frequency site.

Indeed, presumed VOV JBA carrier measured on 9839.787, as usual on the minus side, August 6 at 1313. Aoki has room for three decimal places, but hit-and-miss, mostly missed except for Sounds of Hopes; and another VOV as 9635.789 at 2145-1600. Hmmm, notice the almost-match in offness, one plus, one minus. I claim no greater accuracy than plus/minus 2 Hz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2097.3-CW, August 5 at 0613, despite heavy storm noise level of S9+10/20, I decide to check whether the A beacon from Quartzsite AZ can be heard --- and it can! Enough to copy .- once every dekasecond. 1519 km = 944 miles, almost to CA border. BTW is missing from this:
http://www.lwca.org/sitepage/part15/index.htm
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1941 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday August 6 from 0130.5 on WRMI 7780, S9/S7 and 5850, S9+45/25. Also confirmed on Area 51 webcast UT Mon Aug 6 starting late at 0309, after ``The B-Movie Bob Show at 6:30-7 pm Eastern``, presumably from an ancient archive, overfilling during an off-week for JL. Also confirmed via WBCQ 5130- at 0329 check, poor in noise level. Also confirmed from 0330 August 6 on WRMI 9955, good S9/S9+10; and also immediate playback at 0400 on WRMI webcast only. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1942?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1942?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, August 5 at 1306, this WRMI is on morning as scheduled now on Sundays only, gospel huxter; still a JBA carrier at 1412. 9395, at 1306 check Sunday August 5 with Brother Scare, no longer a secret `Wavescan` time.

9955, August 6 at 0145, WRMI amid `Wavescan` about Shepparton, and with Cuban pulse jamming: tnx a lot, Arnie! 0130 Monday is one of dozens of WS times on WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sunday August 5 at 0614, despite omission from WTWW homepage and schedule, `Southern Talk in the Midnight` is still going, S9+20 but unsolid signal and combating storm noise level. If 15809.9 be // this time, is totally unpropagating. Presumably still starting at 0500 after rock music show.

15809.9 is however audible at 1413 August 5 with SFAW much weaker than // 9475. By 1920 recheck when should propagate better, is off; while 9475 is problematic, modulation cutting on & off & skipping (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, UT Monday August 6 at 0156, WWRB is S9+30 with screaming gospel huxtress; is only on UT Sun & Mon, or also UT Tue? Should always check for second harmonic 10100 as once logged, but not heard since July 15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6900-LSB, August 6 at 0143, peskie talx in Spanish, mixing with music in background or CCI from another one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1555 UT August 6
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Glenn Hauser logs August 4-5, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, August 05 2018

Logs
DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS UPDATED:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALGERIA [non]. Regarding previous reports of RTA via FRANCE and BSKSA direct on 25m both Qur`aning in the 19 UT hour, I said,

``Until now we assumed each country/station did its own CTPs according to local timings, not simulnetworked all over AfroAsia. Are you sure Algeria was //, identical, even synchronized with the BSKSA CTP? To the heathen, they all sound rather alike. Need to compare them on two receivers if I can get them. Extended recitations, not just brief CTPs at variable times. 73 Glenn Hauser`` Then found them not synchronized.

Mark Coady, Ontario, now agrees on the ODXA iog: ``12060 FRANCE Radio Algerienne at 1936 in Arabic with Islamic Call to Prayer but with a different cantor than Saudi Arabia on 11820 â Fair Aug 3 Coady-ON``

I`m not sure Moslems (muezzins?) would appreciate being called cantors, but I`m all for reminding all those Abrahamists of their similarities, common roots so they needn`t be at each others` throats.

Ron Howard, California, explains further in the WOR iog:

``Hi Glenn, Thanks for your interesting Qur'an comments. Yes, I also believe some posters don't recognize the difference between reciting from the Qur'an vs the Call-To-Prayer (CTP), which are two distinctly different things. Based on my years of listening to both via SW, I can venture a few basic observations.

CTPs, as heard on SW, are always 3 to 4 minutes long. Is fairly easy to make out the CTP with the distinctive "Allahu akbar" -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrF4IriUwdk
Is simple to check on-line for the local CTP times for the SW station heard. I have found the SW CTPs to be within a few minutes of the locally scheduled times.

Over the years, the most common prayer that I have heard on SW is the Maghrib prayer (just after sunset). Of course this is a very productive time to catch a SW station, when it is going into darkness, so reception often works out very well. Back in 2015, had a wonderful visit to Istanbul (Turkey). It was the first city in which I heard the adhan (Islamic call-to-prayer), via loudspeakers. Very unique!

On the other hand, reciting from the Qur'an normally goes on much longer that 5+ minutes, and doesn't contain the same "Allahu akbar" as with the CTP. Ron California`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 13570, August 4 at 1643, S0-S2 VP in Chinese? RFA scheduled via Saipan this hour only, so most likely the CNR1 jammer, especially since it`s not off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 15250, August 4 at 1258, CNR1 jammer, timesignal and ID until 1300*. Was // 15040 vs India. 15250 is vs VOA Chinese via Philippines at 11-13, unheard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, August 4 at 0528, survey of The Cuban Five for RHC English: 6060 is the one AWOL tonight. 6000 is S9+10 and JBM; 6100 is S9 and BM, i.e. slightly better than 6000; 6165 is S9+10/20 with sufficient mod; 5040 is S9+20 with plenty mod but a bit rough. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, August 4 at 1550, RHC Spanish is on, so when does it start? Not as early as 1400; maybe 1500 we hope after Oman`s nominal English hour. Something`s always wrong (i.e. unscheduled) at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, August 4 at 2156, RHC is VG with jazz, not // 11760, 11840, 12000 Spanish, nor 11700 open carrier. I bet it`s the English service, which has happened before. Yes, 2158 Elena Valverde closes the English hour, 2200 IS and into French, which is when 11880 is supposed to start. How much of a fragment of English went out after 2100, when it is apparently on the feeder? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5990, August 5 at 0101, CRI Plus English news is still on, relay running late; while:

6000, August 5 at 0101, RHC English is still not on (tho I don`t think it`s the same transmitter as 5990; they have overlapped before). By 0103, only // 6165 is on but dead air. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. 15445, August 4 at 0524, S5-S6 with flutter in Russian, i.e. CRI via Kashgar; weaker signal sounds same on 15665, yes, CRI Russian via Urumqi.

Also have a JBA carrier on 15170, presumably Saudi Arabia, which in previous more sunspotty summers would propagate well trans-midnite (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 15180, August 4 at 0523, VP in Spanish, i.e. VOK, rather than totally deadband in the nightmiddle (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also EAST TURKISTAN

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6045, August 4 at 1240, K-pop at S9 but about even with noise level. Aoki/NDXC shows Voice of Freedom with 4 x 5-hour broadcasts between 1-hour breaks: 03-08, 09-14, 15-20, 21-02, site Hwaseong. Matches WRTH 2018 but which adds alternate frequencies: 5920, 5940, 6020, 6135; ID: ``Yeogineun Jayu-eui Sori Bang-imnida``, operated by Ministry of National Defense, presumed 10 kW. It`s one of thirteen clandestine stations for DPRK, pp 514-517 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6975-USB, August 5 at 0056, VG S9+5 rock music about ``party``, apparently tonight`s theme from suspected Wolverine Radio, the OSOB; yes 0102 such an ID; 0124 again with ``Radio`` echoing into the distance. 0132 check is off. Many more logs *0030-0131* including SSTV image of kids wearing party cones:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,44878.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF channel 17, K17JN-D, a translator, is Enid`s only local TV station, which countless people are unaware of since it does not appear in local listings, nor is on cable, tho main 3ABN is somewhere on an upper tier. Six ch 17 channels of 3ABN (Adventist sect) programming have defaulted to dead sound and black screen, causing the STB to claim ``NO SIGNAL`` even tho the signal meter for each shows they are plenty Good. This is the case August 4 at 1630 UT and still at 2330 UT recheck. Well, it is the Seventh Day, after all, but that has not caused the station to vanish before. How long before some human-in-charge notice and fix it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 15629.84, August 5 at 0114, JBA carrier, presumed AWR hour in Chineses. Two nights ago on the other radio, I had it on 15629.871 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1941 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria reports: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, August 4
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on.html
0631-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, weak to fair``

Noel Green, England, replies: ``It was also audible here from tune in around 0635. Best reception was using my 525 coupled to a loop antenna. My Icom R75 coupled to a random wire antenna only received a weak signal and a lot of local noise. There was plenty of local noise via the loop but I had a better signal - peaking to S7 at times, but also with deep fades. I found it very difficult to follow the items you read out, mainly because the signal wasn't at any time free of noise - a great shame, but this is what we SWL's have to put up with these days. We can hear signals but find it very difficult to copy them. In days past, I would have had little difficulty in copying this. I've heard and copied more distant signals of only 1 kW or so in the past, but it seems those days are over. Anyway, it was good to hear the programme on air via "Hambosh" as Lord Haw Haw called it at the start of his "news" programme. He called the country "Jarmunny", so it fits. 73 from Noel``

Next broadcast on HLR 6190-CUSB, Saturday August 4 at 1431 via UTwente SDR: weak but clear as I hear it. Reported direct by Alan Gale, UK:

``Hi Glenn, No problem with reception of the 1430 UT World of Radio 1941 broadcast on 6190 kHz via HLR today, the signal was good throughout the whole programme for a change. Alan``

Also confirmed UT Sunday August 5 at 0332 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, fair, about 13 minutes in, so started circa 0319. Next:

Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1942?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1942?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, August 4 at 1416, WRMI still on in Saturday-only prolongation until 1630* per skedgrid, but content? That is not stated, maybe flexible. Today I am first hearing Eslovakia en Espanish after a song in presumed Slovak. At 1549 check, very poor signal in Blalock the Blaster, so is it a Full Gospel hour or semihour like the 2300 broadcast? But wait, 9955 is still on at next check 1635 with praise music in Spanish; 1659 WRMI IS and ID once, a bit more music until 1700*.

11580, August 4 at 2100, no signal from WRMI, nor after 2130 nor after 2200. It was on for a few Saturdays only, including Kim`s `SW Radiogram` secretly the past two weeks at 2130. The real reason was VORW at 22-23, who apparently wanted and paid for that frequency-hour, but John announced this week that due to lack of funding, all the weekend repeats of his original Thursday show would be canceled.

BUT, Saturday August 4 at 2203, there he is on WRMI 9395 >> // 7780! The WRMI skedgrid is self-contradictory: by frequency/transmitter atop, still shows VORW at 22-23 on Saturdays; for System G below, same pair are shown with Oldies.

It`s beyond me why WRMI won`t run 11580 every summer day, propagating so much better than 5 or 7 MHz frequencies into absorption. In fact, 13 or 15 MHz would be even better.

You have to keep looking thru the WRMI sked grid http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs
to see if there have been any changes.

And the very last entry for System L in yellow, does show an update as of August 1: 9455 at 20-21, 21-22, 21-22 [sic] and 22-23 EDT on 9455 is now ``currently off air``. Seems like it was still on as I tuned around between 00 and 04 UT August 2, but anyhow, this must mean that its raison d`Ãtre, `Hal Turner` at 01-03 UT Thursdays, has expired with July. Maybe he continue at same time on WBCQ 7490v as before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, August 4 at 1636, WTWW-1 is off, nor is it to be heard on any other possible frequency, 15810-, 12105, 9930, 5830 or 5085. At 2154, 9475 is still off, nor on 5830.

Finally August 5 at 0039 check, all three transmitters are back on the air, all with VG signals: 5085 // 15809.9 with ham stuff, and 5830 with SFAW. By 0059, 15809.9 has faded way down, as at 0100 it and 5085 are playing rock music. Keeps on and at 0107 canned ID, more music, not `Theatre Organ in the Ozarx` whose nominal time has been 01 UT Sundays. 0110 non-Ted DJ Jeff? Hartman? ``here on WTWW, Saturday night, what`s left of it``, and Statler Bros. 0113 mentions requests from Jamaica and California are coming up, as 15809.9 has faded back up but only to S5. 0120 DJ name on ``The Big One``, sounds like Jack Lawrence, and says he is on FB. 0123 next break he says Ted has given him new hours to start earlier at 8 pm until midnight or as late as he likes (CDT = 01-05+ UT Sundays).

So what has become of TOITO? Is Bob Heil gone for good? And what about `Southern Talk in the Midnight` which has been starting at 05 UT Sundays? Then Ted ad for employment at the Little Ali-inn, Rachel NV across from Area 51. 0128 DJ says he is on 5085, but apparently does not know about 15810, which yes, is still running, low. Says his name again, and this time I am pretty sure it`s Jeff Lawrence (but no idea how either really be spelt); at 0131 he thinx it`s ``coming up on 25 minutes past the hour``, huh?? Seems same voice we have been hearing doing the super-hyped canned IDs.

Aha, the website has axually been updated to answer some questions:
http://wtww.us/pages/schedule.php

``LIVE THEATER ORGAN FROM THE OZARKS WITH BOB HEIL SATURDAY 6:30 PM CENTRAL ON 5085 [2330 UT Saturday]

AMATEUR RADIO NEWSLINE SATURDAY 7 PM CENTRAL ON 5085 [00 UT Sunday]

THE RAIN REPORT WITH HAP HOLLY SATURDAY AT APROX 7:30 PM CENTRAL ON 5085 [0030 UT Sunday}

THE BOSS RADIO DREAM TEAM

THE GREATEST HITS OF ALL TIME - WITH TED RANDALL - MONDAY - WEDNESDAY 8 PM - 12 AM CENTRAL ON 5085 [01-05 UT Tue - Thu [including Wed??]

THE GREATEST HITS OF ALL TIME - WITH STEVE TAYLOR - THURSDAY 8 PM - 12 AM CENTRAL ON 5085 [01-05 UT Fri]

THE GREATEST HITS OF ALL TIME - WITH GRANT HUDSON - FRIDAY 8 PM - 12 AM CENTRAL ON 5085 [01-05 UT Sat]

THE GREATEST HITS OF ALL TIME - WITH JEFF LAURENCE - SATURDAY 8 PM - 12 AM CENTRAL ON 5085 [01-05 UT Sun]

THE GREATEST HITS OF ALL TIME - WITH BIG JIM EDWARDS - SUNDAY 8 PM - 12 AM CENTRAL ON 5085 [01-05 UT Mon]``

But no mention of `Southern Talk in the Midnight`. WTWW still listed:
http://www.tennhills-productions.com/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265V, August 4 at 1637, WINB with gospel huxter in English, carrier still very wobbly, and also at 2202 recheck. Despite publicity that Unique Radio, Australia, would broadcast via WINB today at 11-13 UT, not checked here, but per Richard Langley, and Tim Gaynor himself via Bruce Churchill, it was a no-show. Next Saturday? Langley says:

``Nothing apparently wrong with the transmitter. They signed on just before 1330 UT with ID and anthem and the "Apostolic Witness Radio Broadcast" -- the usual Saturday start of broadcasting. I guess someone forgot to modify the playout software or come in early to air the program manually``

WINB said Unique Radio would also be tested every Friday in August at 1100-1200 on 15670 DRM; I have seen no reports of anyone hearing that on August 3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12160, Saturday August 4 at 1646, WWCR with `Martha Garvin`s Musical Memories` as she belts hymns with own piano accompaniment. I find her simplicity and sincerity not off-putting like so many gospel-huxters, but wish she would broaden her songbook a bit into secular.

AND, at 1700 into `The Talking Machine Show` with ancient recordings mostly musical. Glad it`s back, still on the sked, since it was pre-empted by some gospel huxter last week. Unless it were purely a mistake, here`s probably what happened. The g.h. needed a make-good, since for some reason his paid-for broadcast did not come off. So instead of a refund, WWCR blew away one of their expendable produxions to give him a free semihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6925-6935-6945, August 4 at 2211, early check for pirates instead finds DRMish noise across 20 kHz, but not a sharp cutoff. Still there at 0057, 0132. Unthink it`s anything local, and certainly unusual. Anyone else hearing it? No AM/SSB pirates fighting in this range. Could some pirate be experimenting with broadband DRM? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0345 UT August 5
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Glenn Hauser logs August 3-4, 2018  View Printable Version 
Saturday, August 04 2018

Logs
** CUBA. 13740, August 3 at 1359, RHC Spanish with squeal is S9+10 and keeps going past 1400 with nothing from China Plus relay in English. Other transmitter for CRI comes on at *1401 mixing almost imperceptibly with the first one. Keep hearing RHC Spanish until 1402:20 abrupt and smooth cut to undermodulated CRI English with no overlap and no pause, obviously coÃrdinated this time, even tho way too late. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, August 3 around 1710, RHC Spanish is again on here, // 11760. Addition of 15140 at midday must be deliberate but am not sure when it start, maybe earlier than 1700. I first heard this July 21, but still not entered in Aoki dated August 4 --- but other RHC info there is incomplete. Nor in EiBi, but that`s not updated since July 8 --- Eike must be on holiday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9705, August 3 at 1346, poor S5-S8 in Japanese. NDXC/Aoki shows it`s Furusato no Kaze at 1300-1357 daily via Tamsui District, TAIWAN. This contra-abduxion service seems to be proliferating with all these transmissions in Aoki:

1330-1400, 9705 Taiwan, 9455 Taiwan, 9950 Taiwan
1430-1500, 9960 Palau, 9450 Taiwan, 9560 Taiwan
1600-1630, 7335 Taiwan, 9470 Taiwan, 9960 Palau
1700-1730, 6155 Taiwan

Altho all this comes from victimized Japan, none of the broadcasts do; except one more which qualifies, subordinate to the Shiokaze service:
1405-1435, 7325 Ibaragi, Japan

And the sibling broadcast in Korean, yet which has Nippon in its name:
Nippon no Kaze Ilbon-e Baram:

1300-1330, 9465 Taiwan, 9900 Taiwan, 9940 Taiwan
1500-1530, 9685 Taiwan, 9975 Palau, 7335 Taiwan
1530-1600, 9685 Taiwan, 9965 Palau, 7335 Taiwan
1630-1700, 7335 Taiwan
In all cases I`ve rounded off the end times from a minute or three earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.3, August 3 at 1710 UT check, K202BY Enid translator of Family Radio is still on air but dead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 11620, August 3 at 0449, Eye Radio via MADAGASCAR, S7-S9 in African-accented English, which along with continuous rumbling in background makes it hard to copy --- perhaps wind blowing in mike at an OB; ceases briefly at 0455 when someone in studio replies. Mentions Juba. Also suspect they may be mixing in Juba Arabic or African languages. 0459 music and bird calls, undermodulated sign-off announcement, 0500 brief open carrier and off. Also earlier mentioned ``5-6 pm`` which is the time of their other broadcast 15-16 UT on 15410, which I could not detect August 2 via UTwente or own, nor own receivers August 3. That one is via Issoudun. These were reactivated August 1, as reported here:

``Short wave broadcasting for South Sudan was restarted for the first
time in 8 months from August 1 as already reported. This station had
previously performed short wave broadcasting as Sudan Radio Service.

Eye Radio is continuing to broadcast under the support of the USAID
International Development Agency USAID as a project of the Educational
Development Center (EDC) which is a US-based NGO.

The South Sudanese government continues to block mobile phones and
WiFi specific sites, and there are places that FM can not cover, and
it seems that he [sic] has resumed short-wave broadcasting.

Starting around 15 minutes [to?] about 25 minutes English news etc. are
out. There are many local languages other than Arabic.

0400-0500 11620 MDC 250 kW Sudanese Arabic Mon-Fri
1500-1600 15410 ISS 250 kW Sudanese Arabic Mon-Fri

Source (Google translated):
http://hiroshi.mediacat-blog.jp/e129989.html
--- (Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi, August 2, cumbredx yg via DXLD)``

Some new unnamed target broadcast for South Sudan was expected from July 1 per HFCC registrations via UAE and Woofferton, different frequencies but similar times, yet never showed up in the following week, nor anytime in July per Richard Langley. That may or may not have been a plan for Eye Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. If you can make BBC iPlayer work, here`s a convenient way to listen to BBC Proms concerts. So far there are 188 episodes, with the latest ones from the current 2018 season atop:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007v097/episodes/player
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13564-CW, August 3 at 1338, GNK ID over and over is JBA, just above imagination-level. I check the 13550-13570 HIFER beacon band almost every day, especially during this hour, and none heard since last log of GNK, Madison, Wisconsin, a bimonth ago on June 4 at 1357 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, August 4 from 0003, heard the first few minutes of AWWW on WBCQ webcast before I went out and about, also heard a few minutes circa 0030 on caradio on 9330 and 7490. Over to John Carver`s fuller report:

``Trying 7490 this evening and so far so good. Show started on time this evening. Opened with a slightly calmer Allan and a quieter Angela. Broadcasting on 5130, 7490 and 9330 this evening.

Opening talk about progress on the super station and the new antenna. Said it took a week to assemble the crane that will erect the new antenna. Allan said he'd been tweeting pictures of this during the week. Antenna will be three hundred and some feet tall when it's finished. Discussion morphed into a gentle talk about FM, the death of AM and Allan's prediction of a long life for SW.

Then into the noise floor, how it's increased and how it affects AM, FM, SW and TV. Said he forgot to talk about this last week and was taken to task by several listeners after the show ended last week. Says a lot of the noise is created by power lines, the digital gizmos we place in our homes, automobiles and stations using digital equipment more and more. Says that the FCC and the government refuses to do anything about it and won't enforce the noise laws already on the books.

First phone call at 0030 continues the noise and interference talk. Allan told the caller that a big, directional antenna placed in a quiet area of one's yard would help as it would increase the signal to noise ratio.

Next phone call at 0041 was from Ross at the Cape. Continuing the talk of digital noise and interference Ross said his biggest problems were cable boxes and LED lights.

Allan also suggested using loop antennas made for the shortwave bands. Said it was fairly easy to null noise with them. He stressed shielding and proper grounding.

Quick reading of a few emails at 0101. After a quick prayer program was off the air at 0107. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0300 UT August 4
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