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Logs in Friol, Friday afternoon  View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 21 2019


Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Logs in Friol
Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters

CONGO, 6115, Radio Congo, Brazaville, 17801-1822, 20-12, French,
comments. . 13321. (Méndez)

CONGO, D. R., 6210.2, Radio Kahuzi, Bukavu, 1720-1818* , 20-12,
religious songs, Vernacuar comments. Very weak. 15311. (Méndez)

3995, HCJB Germany, Weenermoor, 1802-1815, 20-12, German, religius songs
and comments. 15321. (Méndez)

6085, Radio Mi Amigo, Kall Krekel, 1545- 1605, 20-12, pop songs,
English, comments. 34433. (Méndez)

6150, Radio Marabu, Dathlen, 1556-1608, 20-12, pop songs, German,
comments. 23322. (Méndez)

7140, Voice of Broad Masses, Asmara, 1610-1525, 20-12, Vernacular
comments, East African sons. Ham QRM. 22432. (Méndez)

5950, Voice of Tigray Revolution, Addis Ababa, 1657-1710, 20-12, East
African songs, Vernacuar comments. 44434. (Méndez)

6090, Voice of Ahmara State, Addis Ababa, 1618-1628, 20-12, East African
songs, Vernacular comments. 32432. (Méndez)

6110, Radio Fana, Addis Ababa, 1701-1722, 20-12, Vernacular comments.
34433. (Méndez)

4810, AIR, Bhopal, 1705-1733, 20-12, Hindi songs, at 1730 id. “All India
Radio”, news in English. 25322. (Méndez)

4910, AIR, Jeipor, 1720-1732, 20-12, HIndi songs, at 1730 news in
English. 15321. (Méndez)

4920 ,AIR, Chennai, 1705-1712, 20-12, Hindi songs. QRM from China on the
same frequency. 21421. (Méndez)

5040, AIR, Jeypore, 1702-1715, 20-12, Hindi songs. 25322. (Méndez)

NEW ZEALAND, 6115, Radio New Zealand International, Rangitaiki,
1622-1648*, 20-12, English, news, pop songs. 34433. (Méndez)

7205, Sudan Radio, Al Aitahab, 1605-1615, 20-12, Arabic, comments.
34433. (Méndez)

9505, Voice of Africa, Al Aitahab, 1646-1738 , 20-12, East African
songs, French, comments, id. “La Voix de l’Afrique”, at 1715 English,
id. news, comments. 34433. (Méndez)

ZAMBIA, 5915, Zambia NBC, Radio 1, Lusaka, 1748-1805, 20-12, Vernacular
comments, at 1759 English, advertisements, news. 15321. (Méndez)

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Glenn Hauser logs December 20, 2019  View Printable Version 
Friday, December 20 2019

** CANADA. 223 kHz, Dec 20 at 0742 UT, dash and ND beacon YYW, which
is 1000 watts at Armstrong, Ontario.

245 kHz, Dec 20 at 0744 UT, dash and NDB YZE, 1000 watts at Gore Bay,
Ontario. Where`s that?

``Gore Bay is a town on Manitoulin Island in Ontario, Canada. Located
on Gore Bay, a bay of Lake Huron's North Channel, it is one of the two
incorporated towns of Manitoulin District, of which it is the
administrative and government seat. The town's name is believed to be
referencing to the gore-shaped harbour. Wikipedia``

What`s a gore-shaped harbour?

``A gore is a sector of a curved surface [1] or the curved surface
that lies between two close lines of longitude on a globe and may be
flattened to a plane surface with little distortion. [2] The term has
been extended to include similarly shaped pieces such as the panels of
a hot-air balloon or parachute, [3] or the triangular insert that
allows extra movement in a garment. [4]`` Wikipedia

258 kHz, Dec 20 at 0745 UT, dash and NDB ZSJ, 1000 watts at Sandy
Lake, Ontario. Did they run out of Y`s? The only beacon on 258 kHz,
per dxinfocentre.com --- where`s that? ``Sandy Lake First Nation is an
independent Oji-Cree First Nations band government. The First Nations
community, in the west part of Northern Ontario, is located in the
Kenora District, 227 km northeast of Red Lake, Ontario. Its registered
population in June 2007 was 2,474. Wikipedia``

260 kHz, Dec 20 at 0748 UT, dash and NDB YAT, 1000 watts at
Attawapiskat, Ontario; where`s that?

The Attawapiskat First Nation is an isolated First Nation located in
Kenora District in northern Ontario, Canada, at the mouth of the
Attawapiskat River on James Bay. Wikipedia

Wishing for a summer with clean water in Attawapiskat --- Ontario
First Nation's residents have faced an endless crisis since signing
Treaty 9 in 1905, says elder

272 kHz, Dec 20 at 0749, dash and YQA, 400 watt NDB at Muskoka Falls,
Ontario, ``TO BE DECOMMISSIONED 2020-03-26``. Where`s that? ``Muskoka
Falls is a village southeast of Bracebridge just a couple of minutes
east off Highway 11.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13632 & 13768, Dec 20 at 1525, S7-S8 spurblobs from 13700
RHC, mush in SSB mode, more readable in AM than FM mode, the latter
adding the F# tone. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A. 245 kHz, Dec 20 at 0742 UT, ND beacon FS, 400 watts at Sioux
Falls - Rock SD. Mixing with YZE CANADA q.v., same frequency but very
different pitch (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Fri Dec 20 at 1616, surprised to hear song here,
undermodulated compared to 9395 & 9455 which are supposed to be on
all-day with TOMBS, but 9955 stopping at 1500 weekdays; 1619 ``music
memories and so much more`` WRMI ID by BB. Recheck at 1757, 9955 still
on with music, weaker than the others. WRMI skedgrid still shows 9955
off at 1500-2200, but has Jeff decided to run it all day too,
prolonging the Oldies?

As for 9425 test, still no show, but XMTR 3 at 2100-2400 has been
corrected to 5800 instead of 6060, and also 0000-0200. And latest
item on WRMI FB: ``WRMI Radio Miami International 16 hrs · Testing
5800 kHz now from 2100-0200 UTC 19/20 December.``

7780 also heard Fri Dec 20 at 1620 in German, i.e. RAE at this strange
time hardly suitable for Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** U S A. 1110 kHz, Dec 20 at 1456 UT, RCC call-in show hosted by
Patrick, inquiry about angels from Gilbert AZ; soon wrapping up but
Hour 3 to follow; fades for TOH ID, but Houston FM and Relevant Radio
mentioned, then brief NBC News, 1504 fading out. Has been looping
approx. NW/SE inhabiting null of KFAB Omaha with SAH of 1 Hz or less.
I would have expected 50 kW daytimer in The Metroplex, KVTT but its
format is Asian --- not a trace of it, halfway to Houston! Off the

This is KTEK, CoL Alvin TX, on the Relevant roster at
with two different maps and lists: O&O; and affiliates. Clearly, they
are Irrelevant in Oklahoma. Current program was the ``Patrick Madrid
Show``. KTEK is 2.5 kW direxional daytimer, aimed thisaway; while KVTT
much closer and stronger has unfavorable pattern close to nulling us
but has been heard before. Should still be on 39 kW reduced power
critical hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12082-USB, Dec 20 at 1613, 2-way in colloquial Spanish,
INTRUDERS since the SWBC band extends to 12100 per ITU; which doesn`t
stop broadcasters being intruders above that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

This report dispatched at 1817 UT December 20
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Logs for December 14th  View Printable Version 
Friday, December 20 2019

Logs for 14th
#DX #shortwave  #MW #broadcasting #SW

Zacharias LiangasRSP1a  with Console & Uno &2x16 m antena
Icom  R75 /PL380 /  De1103  radios
https://del.icio.us/gr_greek1/ZAK (all pages)
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Glenn Hauser logs December 19-20, 2019  View Printable Version 
Friday, December 20 2019

** ALGERIA. 891 kHz, Dec 19 at 0705 and still 0717, carrier hetting
WLS 890. The RTA transmitter on 891 used to be our best Algerian
signal into deep North America, but missing for years. Reports from
Spain and elsewhere in Europe had just reported it reactivated first
with 1 kHz tone tests, like recently on 576 kHz from another site.
WRTH 2020 shows 891 as 600 kW, but half power at 1900-0600. Likewise
half-power hours for 576 and 252 kHz; and none of them shown as having
been inactive (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2013, DX LISTENING

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, Dec 19 at 0344 tune-in, anti-Christ pirate,
Station YHWH back on his old evening frequency, fair and recognizable,
but with a medium SAH, which would be from Deewa Radio, via
Lampertheim, Germany, scheduled 0100-0400. No SAH at 0402 check; 0425
recheck, in music, his theme tune, Days of Hard Life? Others call it
creepy but I`ve not heard it straight thru; 0427 brief talk and off by
0428*. Had not heard him for a few days in the afternoon on 25mb where
first noted reactivated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2013, DX

** TURKEY. 6125, Dec 19 at 0403, no signal from VOT English to W North
America, just some residual Cuban pulse jamming despite Radio/TV Martí
finishing at 0400. I leave receiver on with BFO until TRT carrier cuts
on very late at *0416 over jamming; 0417;40 JIP modulation in song;
S9+10/20 including the jamming. 0420 `Turkey Tourism` program about
Anatolia. Something`s always wrong at Emirler.

5960, Dec 19 at 2336 check, no signal from VOT`s other broadcast to
NAm. Something`s always wrong at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2013 monitoring:

WOR 2013 is available as of 0505 UT Friday December 20
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2013.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2013.mp3

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

WORLD OF RADIO 2013 contents: Alaska, Albania, Algeria,
Argentina non, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bhutan, Bolivia,
Brasil, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany
and non, India, Iran non, Korea South & North, Kurdistan non,
Mali, Nigeria, North America, Pridnestrovye. Solomon Islands,
Sudan South non, Sweden, Turkey, UK, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam,
unidentified; and the propagation outlook

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 steadily abates]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
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 6160v?
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-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
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 9425, Dec 19 at 2134 & 2150, no signal from SMTV via WRMI
unlike the last two days; back on 5800? Not there either -- until 2325
check now 5800 is back on at S9+10 with the SM again promoting
Buddhism. There was nothing in HFCC or on WRMI website about 9425, but
Mike Terry found an FB post dated Dec 18 that they were experimenting
with 9425 until further notice, at 2100-0200. I guess that notice
already arrived (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2013, DX LISTENING

This report dispatched at 0540 UT December 20
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Glenn Hauser logs December 17-18-19, 2019  View Printable Version 
Thursday, December 19 2019

** BRAZIL. 6180, Dec 18 at 0009, RNA on again, in the clear before
CRI/CUBA hits by 0100; slightly better than // 11780 (Glenn Hauser,

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Dec 18 at 1924 and still at 0255 Dec 19, CHU
back on this air! To stay this time? Last time I heard it was Nov 29
but only briefly, gone again. System status as of 0215 UT Dec 19
shows 7850 back on air as of Dec 17 at 1430 but think we would have
noticed it earlier if really on to stay by then (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** CUBA. 6060, Dec 18 at *0000:24, RHC Spanish cuts on the air with
frequency schedule, interrupted by modulation and/or carrier cutting
off and on and off and on again; S9+30 when on. Something`s always
wrong at RHC. So WRMI, q.v., could still safely use 6060 before 0000
as still claimed on its skedgrid, but now on 9425 instead (Glenn

** MALI. 13630, Dec 18 at 1856, S9+10/20 open carrier, 1900 sharp
China-Plus sign-on in English, first news about Macau; also weaker //
11640 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Dec 17 until 2354:46.5* approx., R. Chaski carrier
cutoff under Cuban noise jamming despite no OCB; that would make it 2
seconds earlier than two nights ago, averaging only one per, so maybe
in margin of error (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15225, Dec 18 at 1515, ME music with flutter. Had not
noticed this before next to RHC, but it`s SBC program 1 from 1500 per
EiBi, from 1450 per Aoki/NDXC, from 1500 per HFCC, 500 kW, 295 degrees
to NW Africa. JBA by 1549. Most of the daytime, 19m is a deadband
except for Cuba and bits of the few US stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2012 monitoring: confirmed Wed Dec
18 from 2100:20 on WBCQ 7490.045v, soon remarking that 576 kHz Algeria
is 600 kW, 30x the power of another FM station on AM, WSB with 50 kW;
make that only 12x! It`s hard to imagine any American MW station
running 600 kW.

Also confirmed UT Thu Dec 19 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, VP S7-S9 in noise.

First airings of WOR 2013 should be:
Fri 0900 on Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
Fri 2300 on WRMI 9955
Sat 0130 on WRMI 5010 5850 7780

** U S A. 9425, Dec 17 at 2302 & 2352, Dec 18 at 0002, SMTV on WWMI
new frequency remains on the air as I first reported yesterday; but
I`m out and don`t check whether it`s really the new RAE in Spanish
frequency too after 0100 Dec 18.

WRMI skedgrid late Dec 18 still shows no 9425! Just imaginary 6060 at
2100-2400 and 5800 at 0000-0200. 6060 BTW is neither occupied by RHC
until *0000:24 Dec 18 cut on with frequency schedule.

9425, Dec 18 at 2157, SMTV is already on as expected, and in case
there were any doubt, 2159.5 WRMI ID by Zanotti. 2351 SMTV still
audible, but by 0128 Dec 19 recheck inaudible, apparently faded out
like the other 9 MHz WRMI channels with K-index of 2 (Glenn Hauser,

** U S A. 4840, Dec 18 after 0700, dead air from this WWCR again,
while 3215 and 5935 continue modulating their gospel huxters (Glenn

** U S A. Momentous day Dec 18 for impeaching acting president Drumpf,
all-day coverage of House debate on major TV networx and cable news
channels --- but it`s business as usual on radio.

At 0017-0025 UT Dec 19 I scan the AM band twice for any // altho not
synchronized, to live TV coverage, and find such ONLY on 1170 KFAQ
Tulsa, and 1110 KFAB Omaha! The latter has cut away for ads at 0022,
but resumes by 0028.

Everything else is normal music, gospel-huxtering, sports or talk
formats, even the all-news stations like WBBM 780. Most of those
stations tilt far-right, but the event is rather important, with
Republicans and Democrats evenly alternating their different-universe
speeches. On FM it`s even worse, no one carrying it except KOSU from

After 0100 shortly before the final voting on the Articles, I also
check TV channels via cable, to find live coverage ONLY on:
KFOR-4-NBC, KOCO-5-ABC, CSPAN-1, I24, CNN, MSNBC; Fox ``news`` shows
Rep. Schiff summing up on split screen while an anchor talx over him;
typical. KWTV-9-CBS did have all-day coverage, until 2330 UT when it
was the only major network still doing evening news, altho mostly
about Topic T (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1150, Dec 19 at 0023 UT, Mexmx roughly WSW-ENE with KSAL
nulled; maybe per NRC AM Log, Albuquerque KNMM listed at 1500/105
watts in Spanish but format undefined beyond that. Or El Paso KHRO,
5000/380 Radio Ministar in Spanish but supposed to be religious (Glenn

UNIDENTIFIED. 1520.7, Dec 18 at 1913 UT, once again, weak but constant
het upon 1520.00 KOKC OKC. Glad once before at midday I made sure that
het was 1521.00 as in Sa`udi Arabia, but not this; again suspecting
winter skywave from one of our closer 1520s, such as KRHW Sikeston MO
in the southeast; others in IA and TN about the same distance. KRHW is
supposed to have a null toward KOKC but we are slightly north of that

This report dispatched at 0310 UT December 19

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