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Glenn Hauser logs: new VOA via Colombia 600 to Venezuela  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, September 16 2020

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** VENEZUELA [non]. You may recall that VOA has been trying to get
into Venezuela via a MW transmitter in an adjacent country. Guyana was
approached some 6 months ago about using a 560 kHz relay, but VOA was
turned down. TWR Bonaire, which owes the USA something for licensing
KTWR Guam, would seem the obvious choice, but they must have higher
priorities for 800 kHz, at least during prime time.

On September 11, Don Moore informed me: ``COLOMBIA - Starting next
week VOA Spanish programs for Venezuela will be relayed on 600 kHz
(listed 50 kW) via Radio Libertad in Barranquilla, Colombia. The
broadcasts are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on September 15th, or 0000
UTC September 16th. The schedule I received shows the relays as being
three hours long Monday to Friday (local days) and two hours long on
Saturday and Sunday. (VOA via Don Moore)``

So I`m all set to monitor this début via remotes in the area. Before
0000, none of them are any good for 600 kHz except TWR Bonaire, where
I noticed there is also someone in Barinas, Venezuela tuned to 600:

600 kHz, Sept 15 at 2353 UT, sounds like a preacher in Spanish, with
QRM. But at 0000 Sept 16, Radio Rebelde is mostly dominant, no VOA
heard yet. There are basically two stations mixing. On the Key West
SDR I compare to 5025, distorted Rebelde, and find no match at first,
but then I can hear a match in the background of 600, and the
foreground talk is about Venezuela.

600 would not seem a very good choice, but at least there are no YVs
on it -- yet; there may not have been (m)any other options, and R.
Libertad is a good 50 kW. Nearest major competitor may be 40 kW in
Guayaquil, Ecuador. Barranquilla is 863 km = 536 statute miles from
Caracas, with Maracaibo about midway. At distancefromto.net if you
enter Caracas, Venezuela, looking closely at the map, that merely
reaches the west end of Caracas? province, near where the map is
labeled Carabobo. You have to enter ``Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela`` to
get to the capital city. The path is unfortunately all over-land since
Bqa is on the NW coast. But this will be relying on skywave.

How does that compare to the CubaRM? R. Rebelde on 600 is in the east,
San Germán, Holguín, at 1494 km = 928 statute miles = 807 nautical
miles from Caracas; and its bearing is NW from there. Venzies with
direxional radios may be able to null it and get mostly HJHJ/VOA. Is
it not convenient that this ``opposition`` service is already named
Radio Libertad, but that`s coincidental as it goes way back deriving
from the Bqa newspaper La Libertad:
https://cadenaradiallalibertad.com.co/sitio/

Guess what, I don`t see anything about hooking up with VOA on its
website, nor is there any specific program schedule to be seen.

Resuming what I am axually able to hear on 600: at 0016, Rebelde is
dominant // 5025 as VOA fades; 0022 RR music // 5025 via KW. 0027
``VOA Noticias`` definitely heard, 0028 again concerning Venezuela;
0031 VOA ID, ``una producción de La Voz de America``.

At 0049 I`ve brought up the ``listen live`` link here, first of seven
stations
https://cadenaradiallalibertad.com.co/sitio/radios/
and there is the VOA relay loud & clear, with program ID ``Buenos
Dias, America`` --- so it`s anything but live! Rather played back from
the morning some 12 hours ago. 0101 concluding that program, with ID
again, and now also for ``600 AM, en Barranquilla, emsisora afiliada
con sistema de noticias de la VOA``; Then own callsign ID as ``HJHJ,
50 mil vatios...`; at 0114 another joint ID. Perhaps they have now
switched to the less stale tarde VOA program, `El Mundo al Día`, also
available as a 32-minute podcast, but archive shows M-F only, as
nothing ever happens on weekends.

VOA website does not say anything about this either that I can find,
but you can get their program audios --- are there any others left in
Spanish?

https://www.voanoticias.com/radio-buenos-dias-america
https://www.voanoticias.com/radio-mundo-al-dia
``Radio en vivo`` is NOT live, but the latest 32-minute episode:

https://www.voanoticias.com/episode/el-mundo-al-dia-noticiero-voz-de-america-radio-237606

And o yes, specifically for/about Venezuela, basically a TV show, but
audio-only also available and surely filling some of the 600 hours, in
fact probably what initiated this service at 0000:
https://www.voanoticias.com/venezuela-360-television
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
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Glenn Hauser logs September 15, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, September 15 2020

Logs
** CANADA. 278-MCW kHz, 0625 UT Sept 15, JBA, dash and ND beacon NM,
500 watts from Matagami, Québec; new for me? Not quite, last logged:

``278 kHz, Dec 14 [2018] at 0717, beacon NM and dash: 500 watts from
Matagami, Quebec. Matagami is in a remote off-road area near 78 W/50
N, NNE of Rouyn-Noranda.``

Value-added info to this log per Wikipedia: ``Toponymy --- In Cree,
"matagami" means "meeting of waters", in reference to the large rivers
that join.`` And the town exists because of a zinc+ mine.

Interesting that its neighbor at DXinfocentre.com is at almost the
same latitude in SK within 16 seconds; no sign of that now:

278 N1 CAN SK Assiniboia 200 49 43 42 -105 56 57
278 NM CAN QC MATAGAMI 500 49 43 26 -77 44 30
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Sept 15 at 1417: none in the 13s or 12s;
at 1419, JBA or JBA carriers on 11150, 11120, 11100, 10920 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIA. 4940-, Sept 15 at 0134 via TWR Bonaire KiwiSDR, anonymous
missionary station with M&W talk in Spanish only, reads S4-S5 in USB
reception, but S8-S9 in SynchAM, carrier offset varying from -2.8 to
-6.1 Hz. 0200 it`s peaking S9+15 at -4.3 to -4.6 Hz, protracted sermon
about Apocalipsis = Revelation. 0311 tropical music. 0356 yelling
preacher in echoey venue, with music. Outro program with club para
niños, addresses: Apartado 260, San José, 2120, Costa Rica, or
Historia Preferida, Casilla 14-23, Cochabamba, Bolivia; 0359 NO ID,
into songs; 0455 still/again music with automated? timecheck as 12:54,
0458 preacher, still past 0527. That`s UT-4 while Colombia is UT-5.
Others also report such timechex; this implies 4940 is for Venezuela
if not from inside that country. Of course they had been heard playing
part of the Colombian national anthem at *2300; but that could be
misdirexion. I posted to the WOR iog:

``OK, since the perpetrators are mum about what and where this station
really is, it`s about time to get on it with the TDOA direxion-finding
technique, triangulation or multiangulation using remote receivers.
First place to rule in or out is Puerto LLeras, which is in central
Colombia, SE of Bogotá, where 6010 & 5910 were located. Let us know
your results first!`` --- I myself have never tried this
Timed-Delay-Of-Arrival technique, and am not familiar with the
procedure, but others in our group have in other cases; yet no
replies, so far (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. Correcting WOR 2051 monitoring report of IRRS 7290,
Iran is on 7300 of course, not 7290; I did it again! Fixed:
...Again this week no 7291 warble, hope gone for good, but always
annoying inevitable splash from 7280 Vietnam and 7300 Iran; the latter
should be off after 1820... (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2051 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday
September 15 at 0330 on WRMI 5800, VG S9+10/20 at Bonaire SDR; but
recheck 0350 just in time to hear me cut off at 0350:40 for two IDs in
Spanish by Rudy and some Mexican, then fill music starting with a
version of ``Chariots of Fire``. I quickly asked WRMI to look into
this anomaly and prevent it from happening again. Next:

2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Robert W Gruska,
Glendale NY, who has been contributing periodically since at
least 2009; a PMO to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702;
if by check please in US funds on a US bank.

Financial support may alternatively be sent via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com - not necessarily US funds as PP will convert
(Glenn Hauser, OK WOR)

This report dispatched at 1652 UT September 15
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JRX Logs Monday, September 7, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, September 15 2020

Logs
JRX Logs_ Monday, September 7, 2020Receiver (s)_ XHDATA D-808Antenna (s)_ LongwireDate and Time in UTC/GMT

ASCENSION ISLAND** 17640. Mon, Sep 7, 2020. 1642-1655, BBC, Ascension Island-ASC, in English. Woman and man announcers present BBC News; 1648 Woman says ID and news continue. Good reception.** 17745. Mon, Sep 7, 2020. 1814-1829, BBC, Ascension Island-ASC, in Tigrinya. Man and woman announcers talk news; 1824 English Class by man and woman voices; 1829 Ends programming. Very good reception.
AUSTRIA** 17570. Mon, Sep 7, 2020. 1942-1952, Adventist World Radio, Moosbrunn-AUT, in French. ID and POBox to Abdijan; 1945 Pastor makes a christian preaching. Fair to good reception.
CHINA** 7225. Mon, Sep 7, 2020. 2142-2156, China Radio International, Beijing-Matoucun-CHN, in Croatian language. Chinese songs; 2155 IS and ends programming. Fair to good reception.** 7250. Mon, Sep 7, 2020. 2201-2211, China Radio International, Urumqi-Changji-CHN, in Spanish. Woman announcer presents news. Good reception.** 7260. Mon, Sep 7, 2020. 2212-2222, China Radio International, Urumqi-Changji-CHN, in Portuguese. No regular programming for a long time, but just chinese instrumental music. Very good reception.** 7265. Mon, Sep 7, 2020. 2222-2234, China Radio International, Kashgar-CHN, in Chinese. Man and woman announcers talk during all log. Fair reception with interference by CRI on 7260kHz.** 7300. Mon, Sep 7, 2020. 2245-2255, China Radio International, Kashgar-CHN, in Esperanto. Woman and man announcers present a "Chinese Class"; 2251 ID and woman talks; 2256 IS and ends programming. Very good reception.** 7350. Mon, Sep 7, 2020. 2300-2314, China Radio International, Kashgar-CHN, in English. Man announcer presents news; 2305 Woman talks and in conversation with a man. Good reception.** 7395. Mon, Sep 7, 2020. 2315-2325, China National Radio 2-China Business Radio, Xian-Xianyang-CHN, in Chinese. Man and woman talk; 2319 They talking with music background; Ring sound and more... Good reception.
IRAN** 7275. Mon, Sep 7, 2020. 2235-2245, Pars Today, Sirjan-IRN, in Hausa. Man announcer inteviews other man about "Corona", says it. Fair reception.
METEO FAX_Chile** 17146. Mon, Sep 7, 2020. 1604-1614, CBV Valparaiso Meteo Fax, Valparaiso-CHL. Good reception here.
STANAG_Canada** 17082. Mon, Sep 7, 2020. 1532-1550, CFH Halifax STANAG, Halifax-NS-CAN. Fair to good reception. Better on 17083, here._Djibouti** 18493. Mon, Sep 7, 2020. 1927-1937, FUV Djibouti STANAG. Good reception in my area, but better on 18493-USB mode._Martinique** 17106. Mon, Sep 7, 2020. 1552-1600, FUF Martinique STANAG. Fair reception in my area.
SÃO TOMÉ E PRÍNCIPE** 17530. Mon, Sep 7, 2020. 1630-1640, Voice of America, Pinheira-STP, in Swahili. Man talks, ID and website; Talking about "Corona"; 1635 Woman talks news, too. Very good reception.
USA** 17775. Mon, Sep 7, 2020. 1832-1902, KVOH-Voz de Esperanza, Rancho Simi-CA, in Spanish. Man announcer presents a musical program with religious songs; 1837 ID, website and e-mail de "Voz de Esperanza"; 1838 More songs, glorifying Jesus, The Lord, till 1853; 1857 Man talks, ID, frequency, website and next a christian message of The Gospel; 1600 Now, in english, man announcer says ID and addresses of KVOH-Voice of Hope and a song. Incredible good reception in my area, after almost a year without hearing it (My last log of KVOH was on October 8, 2019, 1421-1445 UTC! ).
VATICAN** 17655. Mon, Sep 7, 2020. 1700-1715, Voice of America, SM di Galeria-CVA, in Portuguese. VOA News by João Santa Rita announcer. Very good reception.

JRX_José Ronaldo Xavier SWARL Callsign PR7036SWLCabedelo-PB, Brazil (UTC-3)

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JRX Logs Monday, September 14, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, September 15 2020

Logs
JRX Logs_ Monday, September 14, 2020Receiver (s)_ Tecsun S-2000Antenna (s)_ LongwireDate and Time in UTC/GMT

ASCENSION ISLAND** 15400. Mon, Sep 14, 2020. 1713-1723, BBC, Ascension Island-ASC, in English. Woman and man announcers interview a nigerian man, all about Nigeria facts. Good reception.** 15490. Mon, Sep 14, 2020. 1915-1929, BBC, Ascension Island-ASC, in Tigrinya. Woman announcer in conversation with a man; 1919 ID and woman talks news; 1922 Man begins conversation with a woman; 1924 ID and a short "English Class"; 1929 Ends. Very good to excellent reception.
CHINA** 7225. Mon, Sep 14, 2020. 2125-2135, China Radio International, Beijing-Matoucun-CHN, in Croatian. Chinese songs, only. No regular programming. Very good reception.
FRANCE** 15130. Mon, Sep 14, 2020. 1900-1910, NHK World Japan, Issoudun-F, in Japanese. Time pips and ID; News by man announcer. Good reception.** 15215. Mon, Sep 14, 2020. 1849-1859, Deutsche Welle, Issoudun-F, in Hausa language. Woman announcer in conversation with a ghanaian woman, presumed; 1856 A brief DW ID jingle; 1857 News by woman; 1858 Man talks, ID and ends. Very good reception. 
GREAT BRITAIN** 15260. Mon, Sep 14, 2020. 1701-1711, IBRA-Radio Sama, Woofferton-G, in Arabic. Man and woman talk and a brief music between the communication;  1706 A religious song, presumed, by choral; 1710 Man talks with music background.. Fair reception.
USA** 21525. Mon, Sep 14, 2020. 1644-1654, PAB-Radio Africa, Okeechobee-FL, in English. Female Pastor makes a sermon with enthusiasm; 1656 A song by female singer. Fair to poor reception for Pan American Broadcasting.
VIETNAM** 7220. Mon, Sep 14, 2020. 2046-2057, Voice of Vietnam, Sontay-VTN, in English. Man and woman communication; 2050 A song; 2057 Woman talks and ends programming. Poor reception.** 7220. Mon, Sep 14, 2020. 2113-2123, Voice of Vietnam, Sontay-VTN, in French. Man talks; 2119 Man and woman talk. Barely audible reception and a strong interference by CRI in croatian on 7225kHz, chinese songs, this time.** 9730. Mon, Sep 14, 2020. 2010-2028, Voice of Vietnam, Sontay-VTN, in German. Man and woman announcers talk; 2015 A brief song and return announcers communication; 2022 A song by female singer; 2028 Ends. Fair reception.Parallel log on 7280son, poor reception.** 9730. Mon, Sep 14, 2020. 2030-2045, Voice of Vietnam, Sontay-VTN, in French. IS and ID by woman and next, news by woman and man announcers; 2040 ID; Man and woman talk; 2044 A song.Parallel log on 7280son, poor reception (Fair reception in rare moments!).** 9730. Mon, Sep 14, 2020. 2100-2110, Voice of Vietnam, Sontay-VTN, in Spanish. Woman talks.  I couldn´t hear the IS and/or ID. Barely audible reception on 9730son and 7280son! Interference by CRI, in english, on 7285kHz!** 9840 and 12020. Mon, Sep 14, 2020. 2212-2220, Voice of Vietnam, Sontay-VTN, in Japanese. No programming, sign-off!

JRX_José Ronaldo Xavier SWARL Callsign PR7036SWLCabedelo-PB, Brazil (UTC-3)
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Fw: Glenn Hauser logs September 13-14, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, September 15 2020

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CUBA Glenn, no reception when checked in past 1-2 weeks,
of Bauta site 7380 kHz in 22-24 UT slot towards South Africa,
A-3 antenna HRS4/4/0.8 RJ 130degr -30degr slewed =
100 degrees SoAF azimuth. 73 wb


----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Hauser via Hard-Core-DX" <hard-core-dx@hard-core-dx.com>


Sent: Monday, September 14, 2020 10:40 PM
Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs September 13-14, 2020


VIETNAM. The 1600 VOV English broadcast is still running, checked
via UTwente Sept 14 at 1619, VG on 9729.952v and 7279.999+, also
audible on much weaker 7219.999+
73, (Glenn Hauser, Sept 14, WOR iog)

This report dispatched at 2040 UT September 14
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NOT ON AIR 22.00-22.58 UT on Sept 13 and 14.


2200-2228 on 9839.75 SON 100 kW / 057 deg to EaAs Japanese
2200-2228 on 12018.65 SON 100 kW / 057 deg to EaAs Japanese
2230-2258 on 9839.75 SON 100 kW / 057 deg to EaAs Chinese
2230-2258 on 12018.65 SON 100 kW / 057 deg to EaAs Chinese


But on Sept 13 and 14 heard different schedule
not on air 22.00-23.00 UT

STILL ON AIR at 23.00-23.58 UTC only single outlet
in 31 mb frequency, 73 wb df5sx

VIETNAM
9839.771 kHz measured exact in Hiroshima and Tokyo remote Perseus,
Voice of Vietnam, Son tay site in Indonesian 23.00 til 23.27 UT end,
then 2-3 minute only empty carrier. From 23.31 UT then news in English.
VoVTN ID, item 'New Japanese Premier Ministre'.
S=7-8 or -79dBm in Hiroshima poor to fair, and poor S=6 in northern Tokyo
Japan remote SDR. - BACKLOBE signal - of 177degr azimuth antenna
to THA, MAL, SNG, INS, PHL, LAO target on Sept 13 and 14.

but when entered KiwiNet VoVTN English on Kiwi remote unit at
Jakarta INS at 23.31-23.58 UT, noted S=9+20dB or -52dBm powerful,


easy armchair listening on this only Jakarta location Kiwi receiver,
try tomorrow via Kiwi web
<http://swloi33.proxy.kiwisdr.com:8073/>

kHz UTC zone site kW degr slew anttype
9840 2300-2400 54 VN1 100 177 0 156
12020 2300-2400 54 VN1 100 177 0 156 off air 13 and 14 Sept

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 13 / 14)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ivo Observer" <ivo.observer@gmail.com>


Sent: Monday, September 14, 2020 10:51 AM
Subject: [HCDX] Suspended transmissions of Voice Vietnam


*VIETNAM Due to faults in the transmitters from September 6
Voice Vietnam decided to suspend the following transmissions*


1130-1158 on 7220.00 SON 100 kW / 027 deg to FERu Russian
1230-1258 on 7220.00 SON 100 kW / 027 deg to FERu Russian
1230-1258 on 12018.65 SON 100 kW / 177 deg to SEAs English
1300-1328 on 12018.65 SON 100 kW / 177 deg to SEAs Indonesian
2200-2228 on 9839.75 SON 100 kW / 057 deg to EaAs Japanese
2200-2228 on 12018.65 SON 100 kW / 057 deg to EaAs Japanese
2230-2258 on 9839.75 SON 100 kW / 057 deg to EaAs Chinese
2230-2258 on 12018.65 SON 100 kW / 057 deg to EaAs Chinese
2300-2328 on 12018.65 SON 100 kW / 177 deg to SEAs Indonesian
2330-2358 on 12018.65 SON 100 kW / 177 deg to SEAs English*

Additional


transmission of Voice Vietnam from September 7:*
1430-1458 on 7280.00 SON 100 kW / 320 deg to WeEu Russian
1430-1458 on 9730.00 SON 100 kW / 320 deg to WeEu Russian
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