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Glenn Hauser logs January 15-16-17, 2020  View Printable Version 
Friday, January 17 2020

** CHINA. 12035, Jan 17 at 0018 YL in Chinese with musical background,
and same thing but far from synchronized on much stronger 11820. Both
read about the same on meter, S9 to S9+10 but 11820 sounds much
louder. Per Aoki, both are CRI via Xiangyang 59 site. HFCC says both
at 500 kW, 200 degrees from Xi`an. All agree that this hour 11820 is
in Cantonese, 12035 in (Standard) Chinese (rather than same language
not in synch). Xi`an and Xiangyang appear to be the same place as on
page 662 of WRTH 2020 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, Jan 16 at 0651, RHC English is very strong here
tonight, and splatter up to plus/minus 12 kHz. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15700, Jan 16 at 1543, China Plus relay in English is S9+10
but just barely modulated. Something`s always wrong at RadiioCuba
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11980, Jan 17 at 0015, CRI in Spanish, S9, i.e. the second
harmonic of 5990 which is S9+30. But the two-timer could easily be
taken for a fundamental; 5990 is on for two hours, 2300 CRI English
too. Neither EiBi nor Aoki, nor HFCC has any entry for this 11980!
Should they not show transmissions which really exist?

Wonder if same transmitter as 6100 RHC after 0500 which, MUF
permitting, also comes in strong on 12200, unlike other transmitters.
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU. 5980, Jan 16 at 2352, JBA carrier from R. Chaski vs heavy
Cuban jamming against nothing else, until autocutoff at 2353:44.5*.
This time I compare it to the first timing I made in the current
cycle, which was 2355:29.5* on Nov 26, 51 days ago, so long-term
average is 105 seconds divided by 51 days = 2.0588235 seconds earlier
per noctem; altho some more recent short-term slippages have come out
slightly less than 2 seconds. Fortunately there is never enough signal
to hear any gospel programming from Radio Chaski, so this is the only
thing of interest about it.

But for the record, WRTH 2020 shows it`s OBX4M, 5 kW from Urubamba at
1000-1500 & 2200-0100! I imagine its other on/off times are slipping
by the same amount, but am not about to arise circa 4 am to find out,
which may be wrong anyway, like 0100 UT, which was shifted ~an hour
earlier a couple years ago. EiBi seems to present a more accurate
schedule; 1100-1630 & 1730-2355. In WRTH it`s CUsco station 72) with
this further info: Ca Belen 600, 08031 Urubamba; tel. 99 6783272;
radiochaski.com and chaskiradio@hotmail.com and FM on 94.9 MHz.

Guess what? that website, axually http://www.radiochaski.com is very
colorful and commercial, not religious at all, and hard to find on it,
but is a *different* Radio Chaski, this one in Trujillo, La Libertad!

Not too surprising that a common Quechua name like Chaski could be
appropriated by more than one broadcaster. I`m trying to remember what
Chaski means; like a message, communication? Google translate is no
help, not including Quechua or Kechwa on its roster, so its first
guess about chaski is Bulgarian, plural of chaska which can mean: cup,
calyx, drink, thalamus, bell, shot, chalice, receptacle, pony, or
envelope. But I digress!

One is also hard-pressed to find *any* radio frequency on its website,
MF, HF or VHF! They do webcast with some nice Andean music when I
bring it up at 0310 UT Jan 17, and suspect it`s a web-``radio`` only.
Guess what, music with no announcements until two different super-hype
IDs at 0322 and 0326 from ``1540 AM, Radio Mundial, la primera potecia
musical del norte``; and at 0329, ``Radio Mundial, éxitos de toda la
vida``. More similar IDs follow every few minutes, all

So the station $ tereo webcasting as Radio Chaski is really (relaying?)
OBU2A, 2 kW on 1540 in Trujillo, which is on the northern coast
between Chiclayo and Chimbote. Does *our* 5980 Radio Chaski have any
web presence? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Thu Jan 16 at 2259, REE starting `Amigos de la Onda
Corta`, media magazine but hardly a DX program despite the name,
revived a few months ago, at the hour reported a week ago by JRX in
Brasil; due to press of real world news, I listen only to first
pentaminute, when there is only info about domestic media in Spain; is
there ever any SW info, let alone real DX news? Recheck of skedgrid at
now shows it added to this hour (0000 Friday local time) as well as
Thu 18 UT and Saturday 14 UT (when not on SW). It seems the Thursday
airings are repeats of Saturday. 23 UT is of course the same time that
the token mostly-music English service airs on M/W/F.

Need to find time to listen to a whole show to judge content properly;
309 of them are in archive,
including this latest for Jan 11 lasting 55 minutes, subtitled Radio
Valdivieso, whatever that be? ``Damos voz a una pequeña emisora de
radio, una estación comunitaria ubicada al norte de la provincia de
Burgos...`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2017)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 15 at 2301, VOT English is back on after a binite
AWOL, poor-fair (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2017)

** U S A. 13089-USB, Jan 16 at 1545, marine weather very distorted as
usual from USCG Chesapeake VA, NMN as scheduled 1530-1605. Incredible
they never fix this, as anyham would have enough savvy and pride to
prevent such a sound from private SSB. This frequency is timeshared
with NRV Guam, NMO Hawaii, and NMC Point Reyes CA, skeds as in EiBi.
We may hope the others are not out of whack (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2016 monitoring: confirmed final SW
repeat, UT Thu Jan 16 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, good via UTwente SDR.

WORLD OF RADIO 2017 contents: Afghanistan, Antarctica, Australia,
Brasil, Canada, China and non, Cuba, Germany, Guam, India, Iran,
Japan, Korea North & South, Madagascar, Maldive Islands, Mongolia,
Netherlands, New Zealand, North America, Oklahoma, Spain, Sudan South
non, Turkey and non, USA, Vietnam, Zanzibar; and the propagation

WOR 2017 is available as of 2320 UT Thursday January 16
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2017.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2017.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2300 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
[usually starts with heavy jamming but maybe abates]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5010 to S; 7780 canceled
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7490.245, Jan 15 at 2258, WBCQ in dead air, no telling for
how long after Goddess Irina, but into BS at 2300. Seems quite stable
on this off-frequency now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5890, Thu Jan 16 at 0648, WWCR on again with S9+10/20 of
dead air; why? Misprogrammed automation? This one not supposed to be
on air at all at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1090, Jan 16 at 0701-0705 UT, another check of KAAY Little
Rock AR finds dead air again at top-of-hour, news? hole unfilled, till
0705 gospel music starts up. Should be helpful for local LR DXers
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2017)

** U S A. Re KMPX 30 ``29`` tropo log from Cedar Hill antenna farm
site SW of Dallas, despite city of license Decatur, which is way NW of
Fort Worth, Stephen Luce in Houston replies: ``Glenn, the "Estrella
Dos" you found on KMPX also runs on co-owned KZJL here in Houston on
virtual 61.2. Both stations are owned by LBI Media, operator of the
Estrella TV network, so the carriage of Estrella Dos may be limited to
network O&O's as far as OTA availability.``

My remark that Estrella Dos was only on KMPX based on rabbitears.info
search on that `network` turning up nothing but KMPX. Just rechedked
directly, that still has only Estrella 61-1 for KZJL, physical 21.1. I
guess if the horoscope show be simulcast, local Houston phone numbers
replace Metroplexians? It`s not often we are ahead of rabbitears info
(Glenn Hauser, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2182.0-AM, Jan 17 at 0106 past 0121 UT, S9 open carrier
with slight fading. This used to be a very important frequency,
maritime phone calling and distress, but fell into disuse many years
ago, and I`ve rarely heard any activity on it as I bandscan across. I
figured it was deliberately not 2180 to avoid MW harmonix from 1090.
Despite all his utility info, EiBi shows nothing on 2182 now. UDXF
logs indicate most 2182 activity in Europe, but this carrier is
obviously quite close (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0428 UT January 17
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JRX Logs January 16, 2020  View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 16 2020

JRX Logs_ January 16, 2020Receiver (s)_ XHDATA D-808 & Tecsun S-2000Antenna (s)_ Longwire & Mini Loop to SW

Note: January 16, 2020: This afternoon, I received my WRTH 2020 edition, bouth on Amazon.com and shipped by DHL Post, five days ahead of schedule. Very good!

INDIA** 12025. Jan 16, 2020. 1802-1819, All India Radio, Panaji-Goa-IND, in Malayalam language. A song; 1805 Man talks and other song; 1809 Man talks, ID and next more song. Fair to poor reception, with fades.
MALI** 11640. Jan 16, 2020. 1820-1830, China Radio International, Bamako-MLI, in Hausa. Woman talks; 1828 A brief song and IS. Good reception this afternoon, here.** 13685. Jan 16, 2020. 1847-1858, China Radio International, Bamako-MLI, in Arabic. Man and woman talk; 1855 A chinese melody. Very good signal and modulation.
SÃO TOMÉ E PRÍNCIPE** 13630. Jan 16, 2020. 1831-1846, Voice of America, Pinheira-STP, in Kinyarwanda-Kirundi language. Men announcers talk news during this time log. Fair to good reception.
SPAIN** 11940. Jan 16, 2020. 1859-1925, Radio Exterior de España, Noblejas-E, in Spanish. IS; 1900 Man announcer says REE sked in spanish and next, a program "24 Horas": All national and international news by man and woman announcers. Very good reception.
TURKEY** 7265. Jan 16, 2020. 0200-0213, La Voz de Turquía, Emirler-TUR, in Spanish. ID and VOT sked in spanish and programming of the day; 0201 Noticias de la Jornada - news headlines and in details. Good reception.Parallel log on 7280kHz relay Emirler, very good signal and modulation. 
USA** 5970. Jan 16, 2020. 0111-0120, EWTN-Radio Católica Mundial, Vandiver-AL, in Spanish. Man and woman announcers talk news about Pope Francis and more. Fair reception.** 7780. Jan 16, 2020. 0120-0129, WRMI-World of Radio, Okeechobee-FL, in English. Program "World of Radio": Glenn Hauser reading a lot of logs; Poor reception.** 9385. Jan 16, 2020. 0100-0110, EWTN-Global Catholic Radio, Vandiver-AL, in English. ID and location; Man talks; Woman announcer talks, ID; 0107 Man and woman talk. Fair reception.** 9605. Jan 16, 2020. 0133-0159, KBS World Radio, Furman-SC, in Spanish. Program "Corea a Diario" with a space dedicated to the korean economy - Products and services; 0138 A song; 0141 Program "Coreano en Dramas" - a corean class; 0145 "Al son de Korea"- today dedicated to Korean gypsy music and a song; 0159 ID and IS. Good reception.

JRX_Jose Ronaldo XavierSWARL Callsign PR7036SWLCabedelo, Brazil (UTC-3)
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LOG BOOK #0001  View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 16 2020

Hello all!

This is my first message to this prestigious list.
I first listened to shortwave in 1998. They were sporadically catches, mostly
BBC transmissions. I started requesting QSLs only in 2009. In 2018 I started
to keep methodical records. In 2020 I am starting to share them.
I hope they are of some interest. You can see my two last week activities
below. I plan to send my LOGs weekly, although the periodicity of reports
may vary a bit. Thank you. A nice 2020 for everyone!

Best regards.

LOG_BOOK #0001*
Rodrigo de Araujo Fonseca "Rod" (RAF)
PY4004-SWL Belo Horizonte, MG, BRAZIL
Grid Locator GH80AC62UV <https://k7fry.com/grid/?qth=GH80AC62UV>
ondasderadio.com.br <http://www.ondasderadio.com.br>
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Glenn Hauser logs January 15, 2020  View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 16 2020

Correcting first time mentioned: 1856, not 1956

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 15 at 1856 tune-in, RHC with weather advisory in
Spanish, but modulation fades down to nothing! Resumes, then cut again
during ID; 1900 back on as choking Arabic is opening with some more
cutouts; wiggle that patchcord. 1929 opening Kriyol. Something`s
always wrong at RHC. At least the languages are correct as alleged inn
WRTH 2020 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

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Glenn Hauser logs January 15, 2020  View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 16 2020

** CANADA. 370-MCW kHz, Jan 15 at 0725 UT, dash and YBV, ND beacon,
50 watts from Berens River, Manitoba, which is more than halfway up
the eastern shore of long Lake Winnipeg (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 15 at 1956 tune-in, RHC with weather advisory in
Spanish, but modulation fades down to nothing! Resumes, then cut again
during ID; 1900 back on as choking Arabic is opening with some more
cutouts; wiggle that patchcord. 1929 opening Kriyol. Something`s
always wrong at RHC. At least the languages are correct as alleged inn
WRTH 2020 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Tropo TV DX opening: see USA with OK logs mixed in

** U S A. Tropo TV DX opening, UT Jan 15 from ~0435 tune-in bandscan,
starting with RF30, DTV 29-1, KMPX-HD. The ``HD`` on the PSIP ID is
flashing on and off, something I have never seen happen before on
anystation. Do most including myself not know that is possible? It`s
an Estrella TV affiliate, CoL Decatur TX, i.e. The MetroPleX market.
W9WI.com shows no subchannels, but I find a 29-2 labeled KMPX-2, and
in this case the ``-2`` is alternately flashing with a `2`` lacking
the hyphen or a space. Program here is a live(?) call-in show of
horoscope advice, showing the guy doing it and large Ft Worth and
Dallas phone numbers. Rabbitears.info does have this one listed as SD,
``Estrella Dos``, but there are no other such substations accompanying
any other Estrella affiliates, such as our KOCY `48`.

Hepburn tropo map predixions show for 0300 & 0600 UT a `strong``
level-5 enhancement blob over most of eastern OK, extending into north
TX. As usual, Enid is barely on the edge of lesser rings. I am also
getting solid signals from RF 26 KTEN-10 Ada; Tulsa markets: RF 45
KOTV-6 -- yes, still not repacked; RF 28 ``Ion`` 44; RF 20 KQCW-19; RF
11 KOED-11; and strangely on RF 10, PSIP almost invisible, as if not
``enabled`` which says DTV 8-1 ABC --- that has to be KTUL, also with
subs: 8-2 Comet, 8-3 Antenna, 8-4 TBD. RF 34, DTV 41-1 KMYT has subs
but not explored during brief peak.

Another Metroplex signal decodes at 0507: RF 36, 39-1 KXTX-DT, along
with 39-2 Exitos with a cop show originally in English.

And one more from Dallas: RF 14, 13-1 KERA-HD; 13-2 Kids; 13-3 Create,
the PBS subs. Interspersed with RF-13 KETA OKC also virtual 13 which
has World on 13-2, but Create also on 13-3 and Kids on 13-4.

The opening also extends barely into AR at 0610: RF 21, 40-1 KHBS-DT
which is 325 kW ERP in Fort Smith. All this via my partially broken
rooftop ch 7-50? antenna pointed roughly SE.

Also a few unID BAD signals, such as something on RF 9.

Next check around 16 UT Jan 15 finds NO TV DX; Hepburn map shows the
enhanced area now extends from SW Missouri to SW Texas, but is
narrower and the edge is too far away from here (Glenn Hauser, Enid

** U S A. 426-MCW kHz, Jan 15 at 0719 UT, ND beacon UV, which is 25
watts from Oxford - Tunng, Mississippi. I was tuned to 424-USB.

420-MCW kHz, Jan 15 at 0721 UT, two ND beacons mixing at same pitch;
finally unravelling them: PK, Olathe - Herbb, Kansas; and FQ,
Fairmont, Minnesota; both 25 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A WORLD OF RADIO 2016 monitoring: confirmed Wed Jan 15 from
2100 on WRMI 7780; a few bits if music inserted between the Zanotti ID
and me, good via UTwente; S7-S9 here.

Also confirmed Wed Jan 15 from 2200:22.5 on WBCQ 7490.245, S9/+10;
(BTW inaudible at UTwente off the back, while 9330 500 kW is only
poor-fair off the front. BTW2, 15770 WRMI was also inaudible over
there before 2100 when R. Tirana should have been relayed) Next:

0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0048 UT January 16
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