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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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New Log: WSM 650  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 18 2019

I know. someone who hasnt heard WSM.. seems impossible huh? lol Well I
havent at my current location in Laramie, Wyoming until tonight

Heard WSM at 742pm mountain time with El Paso City by Marty Robbins and
then an Eddie Stubbs liner. KGAB's 500 watt 3 tower DA is pointed right at
me from 40 miles away and is dominant but WSM was very clear underneath,
especially on KGAB fades.. even got a nice WSM ID on a KGAB Fade down at

distance: 1100 miles
Icom IC746pro radio and 25 foot long by 10 foot tall magnetic loop antenna

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LOG 13, 14, 15, 16 DE DICIEMBRE  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 18 2019

** CUBA. 11670. RHC. Diciembre 13. 0050 - 0115 UTC. Programa “La trova
cubana” con música típica de Cuba. A las 0100, identificación de la emisora
y luego lectura de las frecuencias activas del servicio en español. Desde
las 0105, se presenta el programa “Desde mi Habana” con informaciones de la
Asamblea Nacional de Cuba y de titulares de noticias. Luego informaciones a
una visita a una provincia, denuncia de las consecuencias del bloqueo,
Información de encuentro en Madrid a favor de Venezuela, Declaración de
Rusia, Agenda 2030 y estado de Varadero. Desde las 0113, “Efemerides”
acerca de hechos destacados del 12 de Diciembre. SINPO: 54544 con QRM de
una emisora china en la misma frecuencia. (Claudio Galaz, Receptor: TECSUN
PL 660; Antena: Hilo largo de 30 metros, Lugar de escucha: Ovalle, Chile)

** CUBA. 13740. RHC. Diciembre 15. 1255-1400 UTC. Programa “Somos jóvenes”
con informaciones acerca de la emisión del programa. Luego se habla de la
violencia contra la mujer y espacio musical. A las 1302, se entregan
informaciones deportivas, después de acciones comunales y otro espacio
musical. Desde las 1315, programa: “El idioma de Cervantes” acerca de los
idiomas hablados en España, la obra de Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas. Desde
las 1325 programa “Así es mi tierra” con descripción sobre Tijuana hasta
las 1335 cuando se emite el espacio: “Cuba Campesina” con música hasta las
1400. SINPO: 45444 (Claudio Galaz, Receptor: TECSUN PL 660; Antena: Hilo
largo de 30 metros, Lugar de escucha: Ovalle, Chile)

** ECUADOR. 6050. HCJB. Diciembre 14. 0200- 0220 UTC. Hombre habla en
idioma quechua y espacios de música, luego habla una mujer y un hombre de
forma intercalada. SINPO: 45343 (Claudio Galaz, Receptor: TECSUN PL 660;
Antena: Hilo largo de 30 metros, Lugar de escucha: Ovalle, Chile)

** IRAN. 7230. IRIB. Diciembre 15. 0000-0100 UTC. Noticias de HispanTV
acerca de protestas en Honduras, Panamá, México, Estados Unidos y otros
países. A las 0020, presentación de programas siguientes. A las 0022, se
presenta un programa de conversación acerca de las noticias de México y
Argentina, durante la semana. SINPO: 45444 (Claudio Galaz, Receptor: TECSUN
PL 660; Antena: Hilo largo de 30 metros, Lugar de escucha: Ovalle, Chile)

** IRAN. 7230. IRIB. Diciembre 16. 0000 - UTC. Noticias de HispanTV sobre
Estados Unidos e informaciones acerca de América Latina y Oriente Medio
hasta las 0025, luego anuncio de programas de entrevista acerca de Brasil y
hasta las 0025, luego anuncio de programas de entrevista acerca de Brasil y
Argentina hasta las 0036, luego programa “Foro Abierto” acerca de las
protestas sociales en Colombia. SINPO: 45444 (Claudio Galaz, Receptor:

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575. KBS. Diciembre 14. 0245- 0300 UTC. Programa de
entrevista a un mexicano que vive en Corea y que habla de sus primeras
impresiones, del intercambio cultural, económico y educacional entre ambas
naciones. SINPO: 45433 (Claudio Galaz, Receptor: TECSUN PL 660; Antena:
Hilo largo de 30 metros, Lugar de escucha: Ovalle, Chile)

** KOREA SOUTH [NON] ** USA. 9605. KBS. Diciembre 13. 0140-0200 UTC. Programa
“Coreano en dramas” con practica de frase de la semana. A las 0145, se
emite un programa “La nueva era de la península coreana” con descripción de
las tensiones diplomáticas entre Norcorea y Estados Unidos por las últimas
noticias de las actividades nucleares. Luego se habla del otoño en Norcorea
y del uso de carbón y leña por las bajas temperaturas. SINPO: 45444 (Claudio
Galaz, Receptor: TECSUN PL 660; Antena: Hilo largo de 30 metros, Lugar de
escucha: Ovalle, Chile)

** KOREA SOUTH [NON] ** USA. 9605. KBS. Diciembre 15. 0110- UTC. Via
WHRI. Repetición
del programa “Melodías de Corea” del día domingo pasado, con las mismas
canciones y el espacio de entrevista al grupo “Newkidd”. No corresponde
aquella programación con los días Sábados (Domingo en UTC). SINPO:
45444 (Claudio
Galaz, Receptor: TECSUN PL 660; Antena: Hilo largo de 30 metros, Lugar de
escucha: Ovalle, Chile)

** USA. EWTN. 5970. Diciembre 13. 0201-0230 UTC. Rezo del Rosario. SINPO:
43443 con QRM permanente y marcado, posiblemente PBS Gannan.
(Claudio Galaz, Receptor: TECSUN PL 660; Antena: Hilo largo de 30 metros,
Lugar de escucha: Ovalle, Chile)
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Glenn Hauser logs December 17, 2019  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, December 17 2019

** ALBANIA [and non].  15770, Tue Dec 17 at 2043, R. Tirana via WRMI
in mailbag reading reports from listeners. Is there a program sked? No
direct entry for that on the Hitlist.

Hoping for some info on missing CRI via Cërrik, I have renewed
correspondence with Drita Çiço, formerly with Radio Tirana:

``Hello Drita, A long time since we contacted. I hope you are doing
well. And that the quake did not affect you.

We have been noticing the absence of most of the CRI relay broadcasts
via Cerrik. We are wondering if this is because of earthquake damage?
Do you have any definite information about that?

Continue to enjoy the Radio Tirana broadcasts via WRMI. Best holiday
wishes, Glenn``

She replies:

``Hi Glenn, Yes, it is a long time. I retired last year. At present, I
work at the library of a private university. University Metropolitan
Tirana. A lot of problems with earthquake here. Thanks God, we had no
problems at home. Thanks for asking.

As for CRI, I now phoned to the Chinese CRI representative in Tirana.
She told me that they have technical problems, did not want to give
details about earthquake. She said they don't know anything yet
(meaning top management), when CRI will come back on the air.

How are you and the others? Especially Noel and Wolfy? Keep in touch.
All the best from sunny warm Tirana, Drita
fb: Drita Parid Cico (daily access)
Drita Cico (occasionally accessed)
Mob: +355 68 46 22077``

** CANADA. 406 kHz, Dec 17 at 0731, dash and YLJ, 40-watt NDB at
Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, which is NW of Prince Albert on the way to
Cold Lake, Alberta. dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm shows this as the only
beacon on 406.

401 kHz, Dec 17 at 0732 UT, dash and ND beacon CPO as I copied it
dozing off, but must have been YPO, 500 watts at Peawanuck, Ontario

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 17 at 0352, RHC English is S9+30 but just a trace
of JB modulation; // 6145 is merely undermodulated but audible.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** CUBA. 5910, Dec 17 at 0354, CRI music in Cantonese hour relay is
just barely modulated, like 6000 RHC itself. Something`s always wrong
at RadioCuba. Both supposed to be from Quivicán site and could
leapfrog unto 5820 but not audible there now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** CUBA. 13768 approx., Dec 17 at 1539, spurblob best audible in AM
mode, out of 13700 RHC; much stronger than its opposite circa 13632.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** SWAZILAND. Re 4760 TWR, conflicting info about languages at
0330-0415, Peter W Hansen provides another version:
``Hi Glenn, TWR website has 0400-0415 as Ndau language,
0330-0400 M-F as Shona
0345-0400 Sat as Shona
0330-0345 Sat as Ndebele
and 0330-0400 as Shona And Ndebele with different programs`` (Glenn

** U S A. 412 kHz, Dec 17 at 0730 UT, ND beacon CMY, which is 30 watts
at Sparta - Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. I was tuned to 410-USB (Glenn

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2012 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday
December 17 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair S7-S9. Next:

0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Aussie Tim Gaynor informs us that Unique Radio is currently active
with WOR also scheduled Fridays at 0900 on 5045-USB; Mondays 0900 &
0930 on 5045-USB or 3210-USB --- presumably latest and previous
episode with a frequency change in between?

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

** U S A. 9425, Dec 17 at 2120, woman with heavy accent in English
rambling on about Buddhism, impossible to follow her point; sure
sounds like The Supreme Master, on new frequency. Yes, 2130 into some
music, outro as ``Treasured Jewel``, and SMTV website, announcements.
Got to be WRMI, which had been scheduled on 5800 starting at 2100 for
SMTV but no signal there, despite 5950 audible.

9425 sounds like one of WRMI`s undermodulated transmitters; it`s
S9/+10 but much softer and weaker than 9395 & 9455, halfway between
them with other programming. Still not shown at
So far *no* WRMI entry in Jeff`s HFCC on 9425, just updated today.
Must have been a tempting choice since nothing is registered on it
anywhen --- but HFCC omits all Voice of Korear usage, conveniently
finishing 9425 at 2057. Nothing about this on WRMI FB either. Nor at
There is no link to this on the Hitlist, not under WRMI. Now, how late
will 9425 last rather than 5800, previously scheduled until 0100 with
SMTV, plus another hour of RAE AAM in Spanish? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

This report dispatched at 2251 UT December 17
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