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Glenn Hauser logs April 1-2-3, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, April 04 2018

Logs
** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, UT Tue April 3 at 0202, WRMI still with Radio Tirana in Italian instead of English. No reply yet from shortwaveservice about fixing this, maybe on holiday, but BRIAN POWELL, VK2FBAJ, Sydney, Australia, says, ``I think the issue lies with their feed of Radio Tirana, which I suspect is Radio360.eu. The podcasts I am subscribed to (R. Tirana and R. Havana) have been in the incorrect language since the shift to summer time a couple of weeks ago, so I would suspect that timed recordings at Radio360 have not been adjusted appropriately. R. Havana via Radio360 podcasts has been corrected in the last week or so.`` Another good reason for dispensing with ``daylight time`` (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1924, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, April 2 circa 1930, RAE in German via WRMI; but 2003 check on caradio, in VOA News, so must still be Oldies this hour instead of RAE Italian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CONGO. 6115, April 3 at 0555, checking for Brazzaville, but no signal; recheck at 0604, now there is a carrier. Maybe signed on in the interim, missed by my itchy finger tuners. On March 30, Ron Howard said he ``just missed sign-on at 0555`` as CCI from R. Nikkei 2, Japan was growing. As we get further into spring and summer, RN2 should be propagating less and less, by Congo about the same insofar as relation to sunrise/sunsets (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15439 & 15301, April 2 at 1343, these RHC spurs are equally audible in FM and AM tuning, unusual. Fundamental 15370 must be heard in AM only. The second pair out also have some AM, but more FM, 15508 & 15233 [vs 15230]. More at ~69 kHz multiples are blobby: 15577, 15646, 15715? 15163, 15095? Something`s always wrong at RHC.

15370, April 3 at 1337, not on yet so no spurs either. By 1415 is on with all these approx. FM blobs: 15439, 15507, 15575, 15643; 15302, 15234, 15166, 15098, 15040, 14962 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 12140.010, UT Sunday April 1 at 2208, KSDA, AWR with preaching in English, praise music, seems some IADs - intermittent audio dropouts, good S9+10; NOT `Wavescan`. There had been some contradictory info about whether WS was on this transmission, which is not in English every day, such as UT Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND [non]. 5820, April 3 at 1931 via UTwente SDR, a JBA carrier. Checking for RTÃ via Madagascar, as reported from Italy as if it had been reactivated after a couple years. I suspect it`s more likely a Europirate; Wolfgang BÃschel replies:

``Glenn, I asked the pirate group guys now to identify the pirate pop station from Netherlands, many adverts of Holland firms, like Subaru cars in Rotterdam. And "Frank H. Schuettig" replied to that:

Subject: Re: 5820.001 hollandse KÃse-K Sender --- Auf 5820 kHz ist sehr hÃufig der belgische Pirat "Radio 319" zu hÃren (ist sozusagen seine "Stammfrequenz"). Er bringt Ãberwiegend alte Mitschnitte von Offshore-Stationen. Eigene Ansagen sind eher selten. Frank`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9460, April 2 at 2013, poor S5-S8, music mix, hints of German? Must be those umlauts, since by 2057* I can tell it`s TÃrkish (why so many Turx find Deutschland a heimat?) Yes, TRT scheduled here until 2100 per EiBi, but missing from HFCC. Did not notice it being off-frequency-plus as usual from Emirler.

11615.032, April 3 at 2011, music at S2-S4; 2019 talk but can`t tell language; 2023 recognizable TRT IS. So VOT in scheduled French from 1930 to West Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1923 monitoring: confirmed Sunday April 1 after 2330 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB, good and stronger than 9265 WINB & 9395 WRMI. Also confirmed UT Monday April 2 from 0303 on Area 51 webcast; and good S9 at 0326 check on WBCQ 5129.81. Not confirmed at 0330 on WRMI 9955, JBA carrier but confirmed on webcast at 0344. And guess what, instead of R. Biafra zombie file at 0400 on webcast only, WOR repeats! Tnx, Jeff. By 0435 World Music. Will have to check other nights what happen: UT Wed April 4 at 0425, entrevista in Spanish. 0431 music; 0530 Slovakia in Spanish!

WOR 1923 also confirmed Monday April 2 after 2330 on WBCQ 9330.3v-CUSB, good, stronger than 9265 and 9395. Also confirmed UT Tuesday April 3 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG S9+20. Also confirmed Tue Apr 3 at 2030 on WRMI 9455, poor, 7780 JBA; and at 2130 improved, 9455 fair, 7780 VP. Also confirmed Tue Apr 3 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB, good.

WORLD OF RADIO 1924 contents: Alaska, Albania non, Armenia, Australia, Brasil, China, Cuba and non, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Korea South, Kurdistan non, Malaysia, New Zealand non, Norway, Philippines and non, Sudan non, Sudan South non, Taiwan, USA; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1924 ready for first airings April 3:
Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 to WNW [not clear if off the air or not propping]
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1925?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1925?]

Full WOR sked on all outlets, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490+, UT Tue April 3 at 0100, WBCQ with a recent `Allan Weiner Worldwide` repeat, and still at 0153 recheck, instead of Blalock the Blaster, who had been showing more than once in this hour; neither on the schedule alleging that 7490 close at 0100* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 // 9455, April 3 at 0556, VOA News is good at S9 on both, so WRMI `Oldies` streams (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, April 2 at 2014, WTWW-1 is OFF, and so are all the other four possible frequencies. 5830 also off at 0559 April 3 (while neighbor 5935 WWCR is VG) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0534 UT April 4
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Glenn Hauser logs March 31-April 1, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, April 01 2018

Logs
** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, April 1 at 0201, R. Tirana via WRMI is VG tonight, but still in Italiano instead of Inglese. Maybe somebody didn`t look beyond the first letter when programming this? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15439 approx., April 1 at 1323, RHC FM spurblobs are back! No fooling. These had been suppressed for a fortnight since last heard March 15 on daily chex. I *knew* that would not be a permanent fix. Out of 15370-AM transmitter; at approx. plus/minus 69 kHz intervals. 15439 and its match 15301 are clearly audible in FM mode, no noise. The next pair out, 15233 (vs RHC-AM 15230) and 15509, are almost as good. Also detectable, progressively weaker, circa: 15165, 15096, 15025, 14957; 15578, 15647, 15714, 15782. All of them are accompanied by the F# tone above middle C --- at the outer ranges, that`s the only tipoff that the spur is there. Fortunately 15439 is far enough away not to bother 15450 Turkey in English. And 15509 is far enough away not to bother 15520 REE in Spanish from 1400. Pure luck, of course.

By 1337, `En Contacto` is starting late. Will Arnie ever say a word about RHC`s galaxy of spurs and constant operational / technical foulups? Of course not! Even tho he would surely blame them on the Yanqui embargo/blockade. He has enumerated only 93 ways to enjoy radio, but tnx to RadioCuba, where something is always wrong, I have a ninety-fourth (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9580, April 1 at 0118, `Ritmo de China`, CRI in Spanish instead of English! April fool? CRI English relay is still nearby on 9570 via ALBANIA, or rather ``China Plus``. The dirty 9580 transmitter also emits extremely distorted spurblobs approx. plus / minus 17 kHz around 9563 & 9597. Partially readable if I switch to FM mode. Also traces of second-order blob at +34 = 9614, while if any at minus 34, 9536, blocked by another RHC fundamental on 9535. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9490, April 1 at 0113, wall-of-noise jamming, with Spanish(?) talk JBA under, but a definite carrier. Nothing on 7350, despite registrations for RMI via Issoudun, FRANCE on the lower starting at 0200 toward Cuba. Evidently both time and frequency for Radio RepÃblica are wrong, still on 9490 as in B-17 and A-17, and due to Yanqui-Cuban DST, starting at least an hour earlier at 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. UNIDENTIFIED pirate, 6905-AM, April 1 at 0050, very repetitive music loop, or is it SFX? Signal grows to S9+20/25. 0053 brief talkover in language? unseems English; no ToH ID or any further announcements until off abruptly at 0102*. (Meanwhile my streetlite has ignited at *0057 with an RF noise burst, prompted by cloudy sunset.) Numerous others logs of 6905, all unID:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,41449.0.html
and it came back on later:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,41457.0.html
I`m amazed at the musical knowledge of the HFU loggers; about all I would have recognized was Pinball Wizard, earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PALAU. 9965, April 1 at 1400, no signal from T8WH/KHBN/LeSea, tho supposedly scheduled until 1430 as heard last weekend March 24-25, with signal so strong it could have been WHRI, and also a mixture of both? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9380, April 1 at 1403, Jesus-sermon in English S4-S6 with alternate/consecutive translation into something. That would be Chinese from FEBC, 100 kW, 345 degrees from Bocaue, scheduled 1000-1600. I first thought of AIR Aligarh, which is registered for Hindi at 0815-1200 & 1305-0040, 250 kW at 188 degrees. Are these two really time-sharing to avoid collisions?

EiBi A-18 also shows them overlapping:
``9380 0830-1200 IND AIR Vividh Bharati HI SAs a
9380 1000-1600 PHL FEBC Manila M FE b
9380 1320-0043 IND AIR National Channel HI SAs a``
And essentially same info in NDXC/Aoki. VU2JOS site not reachable now.

FEBC 9380 is ex-9430 in B-17, where there was no such conflict. Why did they move, and especially onto a well-established AIR frequency? However, I must say that I heard no sign of AIR QRM. One is aimed across India, the other into China from a much different angle (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RWANDA [non]. 15420, March 31 at 1759, open carrier stops my memory scan on the BSR-1 caradio, 1800 African music, 1804 starts talking in presumed Kinyarwanda, mentions shortwave, but no ID heard. This is R. Itahuka, weekly hour via MADAGASCAR, which some reports still claim is in Kirundi, related language of the neighboring ex-Belgian colony. Not that I can tell the difference, but the default assumption should be Kinyarwanda, u.o.s. Recheck finds it cutting off at 1900:08* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SLOVAKIA [non]. 9455, Sunday April 1 at 1404, R. Eslovaquia Internacional still in daily secret Spanish broadcast via WRMI. I had asked, why would they want a third morning broadcast? Answer probably: for the PDT zone, where it`s 7 am, while the others are really too early out there, if they are even propagating. I say secret because this doesn`t show on the WRMI skeds; I haven`t yet caught a schedule announcement, if any, so I seek the RSI Spanish page. It`s hard to find if you go to default English first, but finally:
http://esrsi.rtvs.sk/como-escucharnos
is quite outdated, with info as of 2015 and no mention of this broadcast, wrong times for some others. What do they know in Bratislava`s inverted pyramid? (Guillermo Glenn Hauser, Oclajoma, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15520, Sunday April 1 at 1356, REE earworm IS, VG S9+10, by chance escaping the reactivated RHC spurfield above and below it; this frequency was missing yesterday. This early, 15520 is better than 17855 for North America; and no signal on 15390, the defective transmitter which on the weekend extensions is supposedly on 21620 before 1800, totally inaudible here. Neither HFCC nor Aoki/NDXC present accurate A-18 scheduling for NOBlejas.

EiBi skeds for A-18 are now available as of March 28:
http://eibispace.de/dx/freq-a18.txt
or by time:
http://eibispace.de/dx/bc-a18.txt
which is succinctly correct, but one or even two sometimes absent:

``1400 1800 SaSu E Radio Exterior EspaÃa S
ME 15520n
NAm 17855n
SAm 17715n
WAf 21620n
1800 2200 E Radio Exterior EspaÃa S
ME 15520n
NAm 17855n
SAm 17715n
WAf 15390n``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, April 1 at *0114:48 carrier on from SLBC, but no prÃlude or mis-timesignal audible before some talk from 0115:11; maybe there but just too weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1923 monitoring: confirmed Saturday March 31 at 2130 on WBCQ, 9330.479v-CUSB, fair (as measured a few minutes earlier during BS, but later back to 9330.3v or so). Also confirmed Sat Mar 31 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, fair. Also confirmed UT Sun April 1 at 0200 on WRMI 7780, good. Also confirmed on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, UT Sunday April 1 at 0354 about 22 minutes in so started late circa 0332, as I was still hearing ham news at 0330.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 CUSB, April 1
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/04/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on.html
1031-1100 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak signal``

Next:
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1924?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1924?]

WOR schedule on all outlets, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, April 1 at 0046, WWRB with usual Saturday night pair of gospel-huxters, and splattering out plus/minus 20 kHz. Evidently off by 0059, as no 3185 or 3195 at 0107 check, once WWCR has overtaken 3215, which is splattering only plus/minus 10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sunday April 1 at 0101, WTWW-2, ID and starting `Theater Organ in the Ozarx`, organ music until 0133. Meanwhile:

9475, April 1 at 0110, WTWW-1 big rough signal but undermodulated interview with someham on phone, not by Ted; rather than SFAW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1140, April 1 at 0132, Newsradio 1140 WRVA ID, and ``now on 96.1 FM``. How now? I enter 96.1 and Richmond in the WTFDA FM Database search fields, to find only one, 50 kW WQLK in Richmond, Indiana. But then searching VA instead of Richmond, I find the itty-bitty they are really hyping, a 145-watt translator, W241AP, in Midlothian, a southwest-side suburb (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN [and non]. 9955, April 1 at 1400, JBA music, as I tune in just after WRMI cuts off for its 7-hour daily break. HFCC shows AWR, 100 kW, 131 degrees via Tashkent at 1330-1400 in Hmn, Ind, Asm depending on day of week; so presumably that prolonged, as nothing else scheduled. Only one other 9955 in HFCC is T8WH Palau (``HBN``) at 1000-1100. The WRMI frequency skedgrid shows 9955 from *1000 on Sundays only, otherwise *1100; while the 9955 program schedule starts everyday at 1000 UT! with R. Praga M-F = L-V (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1630 UT April 1
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log 31 meterband in eastern Thailand on March 30  View Printable Version 
Sunday, April 01 2018

Logs

On March 30 at 0750-0845 UT
checked on remote Uwe's SDR rx installation in Eastern Thailand
on Cambodian border remote Perseus net server.

today at 0750-0759 UT, observed
LOW MODULATED subcontinental singer signal, probably from
AIR Delhi Kingsway, in Nepalese language sce, S=7 on
odd fq 9950.053 kHz.

9970.198 TWN SOH Chinese, S=4, at 0755 UT on March 30.
9930even PLW WHRI Palau ID, TX-on sign-on at 07.59:40 UT. S=9+5dB.
9919.964 TWN SOH Chinese, S=7, 0802 UT.
9875.003 KOR KBS Seoul Kimjae, Russian, S=8 at 0803 UT.
9850.083 TWN SOH Chinese, S=6 at 0804 UT,
underneath CHN PBS Qinghai Tibetan 9850even fq.
9835even MLA RTM Sarawak FM, Kajang, S=8 at 0805 UT.
9810even CHN CNR2 Baoji, S=6 at 0806 UT.
9769.997 KOR KBS Seoul Kimjae, English sce, S=8 at 0806 UT.
9730even MMR MR Yangoon sce in Burmese, S=9 at 0807 UT,
but underneath also


9729.901 TWN SOH Chinese, at 0808 UT.
9720even CHN CNR 2nd px Baoji, S=8 at 0808 UT.
9685even CHN CNR 5th px Beijing capital, S=6 at 0809 UT.
9665.003 KRE KCBS Pyongyang, Korean home sce, male soldier ?
plaintive elegiac 'lieder' songs, S=6 at 0810 UT.
9655even ALS KNLS (?) tentat., JBA, S=3-4 much tiny, 0811 UT.
9650.001 KRE VoKorea Seoul Kujang, Japanese, S=5 at 0812 UT.
9645even CHN CNR1 Beijing, Chinese, weak S=5 at 0814 UT.
9635.826 VTN VoVietnam Son Tay, 1st px, female anncr, S=9+20dB, 0815 UT
9589.995 MMR Thazin Radio, from Pyin U Lwin relay site in Vernacular?,
S=9+10dB at 0817 UT.
9580even CHN CNR PBS Xizang from Lhasa in Tibetan, S=5 weak at 0818 UT.
9570even KOR / CHN - bad mixture equal level S=9 of both co-channel
KOR KBS Korean, and
CHN CNR 2nd px from Golmud #916 transmitter center site.
9539.976 TWN SOH Chinese, S=5-6 at 0820 UT.
9530even CHN CNR 11th px in Tibetan from Baoji, S=8 at 0821 UT.
9500even CHN CNR 1st px from Shijiazhuang site, S=8 at 0822 UT.
9490even CHN CNR PBS Xizang in Tibetan, Lhasa western Tibet/China
S=8 at 0823 UT.
9320.002 TWN SOH / RFA outlet scheduled, Chinese, S=6 fair at 0824 UT.
9280.169 TWN SOH Chinese, S=5-6 at 0825 UT.
9230.073 TWN SOH Chinese, S=5-6 at 0826 UT.
9199.933 TWN SOH Chinese, S=8 at 0827 UT.
9180.023 TWN SOH Chinese, S=5-6 at 0828 UT.
9155.042 TWN SOH Chinese, S=5-6 at 0829 UT.
9120.170 ??? Unid traffic in Unknown language, S=8-9 at 0836 UT.
PLY Papeete Air, Tahiti ? too far away ...
9099.999 KOR EoH Echo of Hope from Seoul, weak S=5 -93dBm skip signal?
at 0838 UT on March 30.
9080 TWN SOH, not on air.

5914.987 MMR Myanmar Radio, Nay Pyi Taw, new capital northern radio stn,
S=9 at 0845 UT on March 30.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX Topnews March 30)

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Glenn Hauser logs March 30-31, 2018  View Printable Version 
Saturday, March 31 2018

Logs
** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, March 31 at 0216, WRMI in Italian, i.e. still R. Tirana in wrong language instead of English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9514.957, March 31 at 1004, off-frequency song, 1010 Brazuguese talk at S3-S6, 1012 ``Old Rugged Cross`` hymn. It`s RÃdio Marumby, Curitiba, ParanÃ, which I never hear in the evening, or daytime. Aoki/NDXC showed sked of 08-21 UT. Also lite het from something close to 9515.0 which would be CNR2, Beijing. Other off-frequency ZYs also showing on this band now around 9630, 9725 and strongest 9665 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, March 31 at 0358, RHC closing English hour // 6000 and 6165. 6060 of course is supposed to be in Spanish until 0500 switch to English, and it often is, but this re-justifies my including ``6060?`` in pre-0500 timings for `DXers Unlimited` in DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9490, March 31 at 0217, wall-of-noise jamming, and perhaps a trace of a carrier, really from Radio RepÃblica? For A-18 it`s supposedly changed to 7350 at 02-04 UT (Sat & Sun -05, meaning UT Sun & Mon?), but there is NO carrier and no jamming either on this frequency via France. Same situation at 0335 recheck. So not yet clear what`s going on here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CZECHIA [non]. 5850, Friday March 30 at 2330, WRMI is on with Radio Prague in English. Per skedgrid, apparently applies to Fridays only with unspecified programming after Yeshua at 2230-2300; what was at 2300, maybe still Tirana English? This is also a secret airing of R. Prague, not shown on schedule for this or any frequency at 2330. Other days, 5850 is not starting until *0000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 7260, March 31 at 0347 conversation with reverb in presumed Somali, since scheduled is VOA in Somali 0330-0400 via VATICAN, violating Separation of Church & State (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 6080, UT Sat Mar 31 at 0530, VOA starting `Press Conference USA` about Russian imperialism; this is SÃo Tomà site at 04-07, 100 kW, 138 degrees so right off the back to here. Before 0400 it`s Botswana at 350 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1923 monitoring: confirmed Friday March 30 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB, good, equivalent signal to 9265 WINB and 9395 WRMI, rarely the case. Also confirmed Saturday March 31 at 1447, the now 1431 on Hamburger Lokalradio, via UTwente SDR, still on 6190-CUSB: poor but mostly readable against noise level rather than QRM. By 1457 there is lite CCI, 1459 as HLR goes off, increasing from CRI, and heavy ACI. Alan Gale, England, also reports on this:

``Hi Glenn, In spite of the earlier time, World of Radio was audible right the way through today, though the signal was a bit weaker than in recent weeks up to around 1450, when the signal started to come up in strength. Prior to that there had been no sign of the Chinese station, but that started to appear around that time as well, though was fairly weak. Unusually, I was even able to hear the final words plus the HLR short announcement at 1500 UT, which is usually masked by an Interval Signal.

With the Mighty KBC remaining at 1500 UT on 9400, there was no clash
between the two programmes this week, and I was able to record World of Radio, so a short clip of the final minute is attached so you can hear how it sounded here. 73, Alan`` --- Tnx, Alan; sounds a bit weaker than on UTwente this time. Next:

Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1924?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1924?]

WOR schedule on all outlets, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, March 31 at 1002, JBA carrier, presumably WRMI still on with System F as scheduled, 285 degrees close to usward, but MUF at its lowest diurnal dip pre-sunrise. Should be on 5 or 7 MHz band at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (7490), March 31 at 0000, WBCQ webcast with almost-dead air, but I can barely hear the closing comments of the previous program `FKB Radio Sermon Time` being played back, before the William Tell Overture theme to `Allan Weiner Worldwide` starts. I think this is what happens: instead of monitoring 7490 direct off the air in FLA, Allan is also listening to delayed webfeed to take his cue.

Starts off with religious stuff. Recheck at 0043 refers to ``my lovely girlfriend Angela``, altho last week he called her ``mate``. We`re dying to see her, and the WBCQ website has some obscure linx to photo galleries.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28334187@N07/
This shows lots of equipment and humans, some out of favor or deceased, including the late Jennifer, but I don`t find any shots of Angela. You have to hover over each one to see a caption.

John Carver`s report: ``Show started on time this evening after some seconds of dead air. Listening on 5130 this evening with a strong S7. Allan and Angela on the air. I assume from studio 9 in FLA, but he never actually says, this evening.

Opening monologue equates Passover with freedom and talk continues in this vein until interrupted by an early phone call from Dave in Indiana who is complaining of problems with the VA. Talk drifted to school shootings again and the lack of God in schools of late. Talk of depression, mental illness, psychotropic drugs, etc. Another impassioned talk about people's rights and attempts to modify the constitution. Allan stated that the general mood of the country's whackos implied that he was responsible for all the country's problems since he was a white, christian male.

Talk drifted to portions of an interview with Elon Musk talking of the dangers of AI. Then a warning to listeners about new legislation being written to deal with pirate radio.

Reading of emails began at 0055. Closing prayer began at 0057 after an attempt to get Angela to lead tonight's prayer. Show was off the air at 0059 although Allan and Angela could be heard talking very low until Brother Stair started at 0103. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7385, March 31 at 0349, WHRI gospel huxtress at meter maximum, S9+60! HFCC has a complex set of registrations implying at this hour it`s only 100 kW, at 315 degrees, while we are more like 300. But 250 kW transmitter is also used at various other times on 315 or 25 or 47 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, March 31 at 0355, WTWW-1 is S7 of dead air; wile 5085, WTWW-2 is S9+40 with C&W music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1656 UT March 31
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Glenn Hauser logs March 29-30, 2018  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 30 2018

Logs
** ALASKA. 7355, March 30 at 1248, trying to hear KNLS English hour as now scheduled: only a JBA carrier under residual Cuban pulse jamming against nothing else. // 6045 presumed KNLS with JBA signal. This summer, KNLS is not using any band above 9 MHz except for one Chinese hour at 08 on 11885. Other English: 08 on 9655, 10 on 7355, 14 on 6075 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, March 30 at 0200, mystery solved! WRMI with R. Tirana IS/theme and sign on in --- Italian! So that`s the station I was hearing the past two nights. I`ve notified Christian Milling, of the intermediary shortwaveservice, hoping he can get this straightened out, and back to English (Glenn Hauer, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395 // 9455, UT Friday March 30 circa 0130, RAE English via WRMI very good on both, but at 0158 fading when filling with VOA News on Oldies stream, cut off before finished for ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 4835, March 30 at 1229-1234, very weak but some rock music audible, presumably Ozy Radio, NSW; also a SAH I suppose from Sikkim. How many Hz are they apart? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11670, March 29 at 2332, RHC with S9+20 of open carrier, dead air, instead of English the other day. Then at 2334-2338, I check the other RHC frequencies:
11760, S9+20 dead air
11840, S9+20 dead air; also weaker parasites 11830 & 11850
11950, OK with `Mesa Redonda` alternative
15730, mostly DA, bits of occasional talk audio, language?
15230, DA at S9-S7
9720, S9+10/20, English OK but slight distortion
9640, DA at S9+10/20
9535, DA at S9-S7 with CCI de? CNR1 jammer vs RFA Chinese via Kuwait
6000, `Mesa Redonda` OK, S9+10/20
5040, S9+10 English, with hum, slight distortion
Something`s always wrong at RHC.

6000, March 30 at 0457, RHC English is just barely modulated while
6165 is merely undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 7435, March 30 at 0447, R. Martà confirmed here instead of 7365, presumably during the 03-05 block only, and still // 7335. Some jamming still on vacant 7365, while 7435 is way over the noise. By 0531 recheck the RM pair are back on 7335 & 7365, while there is still pulse jamming on vacant 7355 & 7435 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 5917.475, March 30 at 1251, Voice of Freedom drifted down to here; seems they play a lot of music for a clandestine: maybe K-pop is hoped to do the trick for the Northies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 790-, March 30 at 1221, world news mentioning ``Noticiero Grupo FÃrmula``, loops SW or WSW, making rumble het from the low side with other 790s such as Arkansas which is gradually gaining. Must be XENT, La Paz, BCS tho there is one other FÃrmula, 250 watts in Guadalajara. IRCA Log 2015 had XENT as 10/0.75 kW; WRTH 2018 as 5/0.75. Only one Mexican, XEBI Ags is in the MWOffset list, and it was exactly 790.000 in 2009y. Stalwart 650 XETNT Los Mochis was also in from across the Gulf (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6905-USB, March 29 at 2339, unID, music with heavy beat, on and off; 2343 brief AM carrier and off. Peskies in Spanish are usually here but on LSB, and some heard a few hours later. Maybe this was a broadcastish pirate testing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4020-USB, March 30 at 1241, MARS net, contact between 7DP and 7DT, then AFA7DT formal ``closedown, out``. Hard to search out any recent info on AFA7DT QTH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 7375, Friday March 30 at 0447, `VOA International Edition`, good at S9+10/20, and no residual Cuban jamming either. Not enough hard world news to cover, but a music segment at the moment. Aoki/NDXC shows 04-05 UT M-F is BOTSWANA in Shona! But HFCC shows English at 350 degrees ---

And would you believe also registered on 7375 this hour in A-18 by MBR via Nauen is something in Croatian?! What are the chances of CRZ ever resuming an external SW service? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1923 monitoring: confirmed Thursday March 29 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.271v-CUSB, fair. Next:
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1924?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1924?]
WOR schedule on all outlets, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Wolfgang BÃschel reports that 9455 was OFF in the 10-11 hour Friday March 30, so is it also off on Wednesdays at 1030, a WOR time?

``No SW transmissions from Goehren (HLR) on two weekends in April ---
Hello Glenn, Due to upcoming works at the Goehren transmitter site, transmission will have to be suspended on the following two weekends:
April 14th & 15th // April, 21st & 22nd. SW transmissions (including WOR, of course) will continue from the last weekend in April. Best wishes from the HLR team, Thomas VÃklner``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.8, March 30 at 0022, no signal, WBCQ BS must be off. Nor at 0543 check. 5129.837, March 30 at 1343, back on and still barely propagating over daypath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, March 30 at 1400 tune-in, gospel huxter already underway from WJHR, S9. First time heard in weeks on random daytime bandscans, suspected sporadic. Last log of it in DXLD was Jan 14, 2018 at 2030 by Rick Barton, AZ. My own last log was Nov 14, 2017 at 2123 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, March 30 at 1200: 774 first checked as always, can`t get definite DF so probably both Australia and Japan. Onward at 1206-1215: 747-NW, stronger and hoped to pull some audio; 702-WSW, 603-WSW, 594-NW, 567-NW, 792-WSW, 828-NW, 846-WSW, 882-?, 1098-W, 1548-? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5823.8-USB, March 30 at 0535, weak 2-way in unID language (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6116.7-USB, March 30 at 0540, 2-way in unID language, INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1712 UT March 30
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