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Glenn Hauser logs March 28-29, 2018  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 30 2018

Logs
Updated March 28:

World of Radio schedules:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

DX/SWL/Media Programs:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

Alan Roe`s Hitlist of SW station websites
http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

73, Glenn Hauser

** ALBANIA [non]. 5850, March 28 at 2300, this WRMI is indeed off, no more R. Tirana relay. Now on skedgrid at 0200 Tue-Sat instead, on 9395, but not last night, instead Radio Prague in English. I check again March 29 at 0200 and on VP signal detect something in Italian! Possibly the missing RAE relay, or one of several other Italian shows on WRMI, none of which are sked at this hour on any frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 11775, March 29 at 1421, CB/TUN/DGS/PMS is off again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, March 28 at 1922, RAE in German via WRMI, talking about CRI, so it must be their ``Friday`` DX Actuality show here at Midweek. Yes, this relay has been restored to the WRMI skedgrid, and to the air. Italian is also reshown for 2000, but after 1959 music and ``WNYW`` legacy ID, at 2000 *no* RAE Italian but VOA News now // 7780, i.e. the Oldies stream.

9395, another check Thursday March 29 at 1939, German talk and tango, so still RAE; but 2000 still no Italian, back to Oldies music, and now some rapid carrier dropouts. See also ALBANIA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 4835, March 29 at 1256, JBA carrier probably Ozy Radio, NSW, which yesterday was first reported to have activated its QSY from 5045; altho AIR SIKKIM was already on 4835. I`m surprised that no DXer effort was made to dissuade Craig from taking this frequency even tho it was formerly for ABC Alice Springs. On 5045 he had nothing co-channel except sporadic wideband OTH radar, but possible ACI from 5040/5050. Now we also have WWCR on 4840 until just before 1200*.

Ozy on 4835 was first reported by Fred Vos, March 28 at 0834 to the WOR iogroup: ``4835, 0822 UT, English pop hits, no ID yet, strong into Adelaide, South Australia. Elad FDM-S2 + inverted V antenna`` and followed up by: ``Heard time call 24 minutes to 8, so 30 minutes ahead of Adelaide equals Sydney time`` and ``ID 0909, listen to the station ID recording in files section.``

[Australian Independent Radio News, commercial by Tecsun SW radios, Jacko the kookaburra, Waltzing Matilda, ``G`Day mate, you`re listening to Ozy Radio, we`re playing 100% Australian music and 100% Australian content`` and hard then rock --- gh] --- and then also reported from North America by Ron Howard, Don Moman and Bruce Churchill.

John Wright, who I think is the QSL manager, also notified us at 1011 UT March 28: OZY RADIO ON AIR 4835 KHZ --- CRAIG ON AIR TESTING 4835 KHZ 1 KW INVERTED V ANTENNAE SINCE 0600 UT 28/3/18. DX REPORTS WELCOME TO dxer1234@gmail.com Graeme Dawe from Broken hill says it`s booming in, S9+ 0850 UT. Send a report, e QSL Johno`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. WRMI ``RAE 9955`` webcast, UT Thu March 28 at 0410 is amid R. Biafra relay with ID and imaginary schedule, same old zombie file as heard on UT Mondays and probably every night, nowhere on SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9660, March 29 at 1341, echo-jamming in Chinese, i.e. at least two CNR1 transmitters, or delayed/double audio feed into one of them; vs Radio Taiwan International via Kouhu site, buried.

9680, March 29 at 1341, more CNR1 jamming but no echo, vs another RTI, via Tamshui (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11670, March 28 at 2310, very surprised to find RHC English here, poor S7 and undermodulated // < 9720, // < 5040. 11670 is not supposed to start until 0000 in Spanish; perhaps just turned on early in typical sloppyration. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9535, March 29 at 1320 and 1340, open carrier/dead air from RHC; At 1422 undermodulated music // 11760. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 17520, March 28 at 2303, the SSOB is also the OSOB with a JBA carrier, i.e. KSDA this hour in Chinese, presumably not worth jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11705, March 29 at 1315, NHK theme and opening Indonesian on proper scheduled frequency via PALAU, unlike yesterday when it was on 11725. Recheck at 1419, the 1400 English is also on correct channel 11705, about visit to a cos studio, S9/S9+10, and despite beaming due west, almost a defacto North American service. NHK should do something about that, as our audience is supposed to be denied. At least the // 11935 via Uzbekistan is a JBA carrier at best in the sideband splash of 11930 jamming against Martà (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6040, March 29 at *1259 carrier on, vs local device blob, S5-S6, 1300 piano music and Thursday-only English sign-on from Shiokaze/Sea Breeze on latest QSY ex-5935, about abduxion issues (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, March 28 at *1928, WRMI IS & ``Top of Hour`` ID loop, 1930 Radio Herwa International sign-on in Hausa or Kanuri, but 1955 recheck World Music fill is playing for rest of hour. Suspect incomplete Herwa files are reaching the WRMI server. Will have to keep listening continuously past 1930 to divine when it dump out.

Which is exactly what I do next day March 29 at 1930: 11530, Herwa s/on at S9+10 and I keep listening. Herwa IDs mentioned in passing every couple minutes. At 1935 there is a bit of CCI and SAH at fades, i.e. from Denge Welat for Kurdistanish Turkey.

At 1936:34 abrupt cut to World Music, starting with Lecuona? --- this must be when the defective Herwa file runs out as it has been doing the past few days when I found Herwa programming gone long before 1959 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 28 at 2359, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until cutoff at 0000:34* UT March 29; so it seems the end times are not slipping later, but only varying slightly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 15355, March 28 at 2305, excited rapid talk in Tagalog? With crowd noise, sporting event? More likely a revival as this is the RCC`s Radio Veritas Asia scheduled this semihour with 250 kW ND in Filipino from Palauig (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 17855, March 29 at 2012, REE with discussion of energy and the sea, no doubt `EspaÃoles en la Mar` show. This time it`s the SSOB by far at S9+30, while 17775 KVOH and 17640 MWV are JBA carriers; by 2035, REE is still S9+30 while KVOH has come up to only S9, and 17640 is almost gone when it`s almost Midnight in Madagascar --- so much for its trans-equatorial advantage.

17715, the other REE frequency, not toward North America, is also in at S9+10, with slight distortion, but the major distortion transmitter is still on 15390, S8 (and 15520 is unheard, must be off) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 5965, March 28 at 2300, CNR1 themesong, S5 VP with flutter. Since only RFA in Tibetan via Kuwait is scheduled, this must be a *jammer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450.045, March 29 at 1303, Turkish song at S5 from VOT English to Europe and onward to us, best heard so far this season, and better than 12035+ had been in B-season an hour later. Starts at 1230 with last half typically mostly music. Also typically off+frequency plus. Fortunately no FM spurblobs from RHC 15370; the primary one of the constellation was typically around 15440 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 17770.052, March 29 at 1416, VP talk from another off-frequency: I`ll bet it`s Turkey too: Yes, Arabic at 1400-1455. No problem from 17775v KVOH still very weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1923 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday March 28 at 2100 on WRMI 9955 (after the 2057- IS & ID loop at sign-on); and also // virtually synchronized via WBCQ 7490+v, which is slightly stronger but with much more storm noise level. Also confirmed Wed Mar 28 at 2350 the 2330 on WBCQ 9330.3v-CUSB, good. Next:
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, 9455 to WNW
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?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, Wed March 28 at 2000, WRMI with gospel huxter not // 7780, supposed to be matching during this hour, since 7780 is // 9395 Oldies. Exact transmitter combinations continue to be flexible at WRMI. We depend on these two to be // for WOR on Tuesdays at 2030 & 2130. By 2057, however, 7780 and 9455 are // again, with something else on 9395. Now scheduled Wed 2000-2100 on System D 7780 // ``9445`` [sic] is something new, `The Christian Whistleblower`.

Thursday March 29 I track what these three transmitters are doing:
9395, Argentina German until 2000, then Oldies music
9455, Oldies until 2000, then `Voice of the Report of the Week`
7780, Brother Scare until 2000, then VORW // 9455
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955 // 9455, Thu March 29 at 1345, WRMI finally with a new episode of `Viva Miami`, this time a meilbag in English prior to QSLs being sent. I suppose I should put VM back into the DX/SWL/MEDIA programs schedule, when I get around to it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) WRMI also involved in this report [non] entries: ALBANIA, ARGENTINA, NIGERIA

This report despatched at 2323 UT March 29
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Glenn Hauser logs March 26-27-28, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, March 28 2018

Logs
** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, March 28 at 0200, NOT R. Tirana relay as now on the WRMI sked, and which I quoted on WOR 1923, but instead Radio Prague in English! 5850 at 2300 had been R. Tirana, but deleted from sked, altho I did not confirm March 27 that it was really off. If so, what of R. Tirana? See USA: WRMI for what else I was hearing around 0200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 7335, March 26 at 2358, R. Martà now with jamming after a two-day honeymoon.

March 27 at 0005+ I survey the rest:
7365, R. Martà over jamming // same as on 7335
7435, 7355, jamming vs nothing
6030, RM readable with jamming about equal level
9565, March 27 at 0016, jamming vs nothing except weak Brazilian
11930, March 27 at 0021, wall-of-noise jamming against nothing; with occasional single beeps
9955, March 27 at 0013, pulse jamming with same beeps vs gospel huxter in English on WRMI
9490, March 27 at 0017, WON jamming against NO Radio RepÃblica, ever at this hour. Ditto at 0559 pulse jamming with beeps - more below

Another survey, March 27 at 0603+:
7335 & 7365, WON jamming over RM
7355 & 7435, jamming vs nothing
5980, WON jamming but RM not on yet
6030, WON jamming with beeps about equal to RM

7350 is supposed to be the new frequency for R. RepÃblica, per Ivo and HFCC info showing 0200-0400 via France, extended Sat & Sun to 0500 (meaning UT Sun & Mon?). So I check it at 0258 March 28: Nothing heard, and no jamming, except for bleed from 7355 where there is no MartÃ. 9490 still has a very weak signal which sounds like RepÃblica and no jamming audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 17540, March 26 at 2147, no signal from R. Japan in Portuguese via WHRI, which is still registered in A-18 HFCC as well as B-17. It used to provide quite a good signal when hardly anything else was to be heard on this band. On March 20, JRX in Brasil reported that they announced that the 2130 transmission would be terminated March 25 but one Portuguese broadcast would remain at 0900 on 6195 WHRI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, March 27 at 1923, WRMI is not on the air, contrary to a schedule we got showing that in A-18, R. Herwa International would start half an hour earlier at 1900. At *1927, WRMI does cut on with ``top of hour`` ID & IS loop at bottom of hour, but recheck at 1945 seems music fill unlike R. Herwa programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 26 at 2355, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, no longer blocked by Romania in DRM or AM, as it had been for the past 5 months when it was closing down at 2330. In the meantime, Claudio Galaz in Chile reported it was staying on another half hour. So I`m all set to clock the exact autocutoff time in order to make future comparisons and calculations about how the timer is slipping. For a few years prior, I had been following that at an average rate of 6.7 seconds later per noctem. There it goes! Off at 0000:34*.

24 hours later I`m on it again: March 27 at 2343 the JBA carrier, and this time it cuts off at 0000:32* March 28, which is 2 seconds earlier than last night. So something has changed. We`ll see how it goes periodically for any pattern from now on. BTW, altho no co-channel QRM, noise level went up circa 0000, apparently from 5970 WEWN, with the dirty sidebands, if not also from 5990 CRI via Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1923, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9760 // 7315, March 26 at 2158, RRI IS poorly preceding English hour, both in AM, not DRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SLOVAKIA [non]. 7780 << // 5850, March 28 at 0005, RSI in Slovak via WRMI, as scheduled this hour on ``11580`` and 5850, followed by English 0030 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855, March 26 at 2147, no signal from REE on the North American beam as 2200* approaches; presumably because of no propagation. This more than two hours after sunset at Noblejas. Staying on 9690 would have worked fine at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 11530, March 27 at 0019, WRMI no longer on the air, as RTI has canceled several broadcasts including this Spanish one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 15590, March 28 at 0020, JBA carrier with flutter, from the failing R. Thailand North American Service back on summer frequency ex-13745, 0000-0230 switching beams back and forth between east and west coasts, but not for the great center of America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, March 26 at *2157, VOT IS is very poorly audible for the 2200 English broadcast vs RTTY from NAU (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5896.50-USB, March 28 at 0014-0020, multi-service MARS net when fortunately no broadcasters are about. Calls heard fonetikaly include AFA6GP, NNZ6RT (Navy MARS was abolished as its own entity), AAR6JF strong, AFA6GO strong, AFA6TG with weather chat. Also different format calls, NCS307 who appears to be the net control station, but is NCS an axual callsign for him, or for the net? Also an NCS035 who is having a fine day in the Rio Grande Valley. The ``NCS`` are NOT spoken fonetially so could be NCF. I could spend a lot of minutes searching out names and locations for these calls (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1922 monitoring: confirmed at 2353 Monday March 26 the 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.30v-CUSB, S9+5. Also confirmed UT Tuesday March 27 after 0030 on WRMI, 7730, VG S9+20. Also confirmed Tue Mar 27 at 2030 & 2130 on 7780 & 9455, about equal fair levels, as WOR 1923 was not quite ready.

WORLD OF RADIO 1923 contents: Alaska, Albania non, Antarctica, Argentina non, Bhutan, Bougainville, Brasil, Chile, China and non, Colombia, Cuba and non, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Germany non, India, Iran, Japan and non, Korea North non, Korea South, Kuwait, Madagascar, Nigeria non, Norway, PerÃ, Philippines, Sudan non, Sudan South non, Taiwan and non, Thailand, Turkey and non, USA, Vietnam; pirate weekend; and the propagation outlook

WORLD OF RADIO 1923 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast, Tuesday March 27 after 2330 on WBCQ 9330.3v-CUSB, less than one sesquihour after completion, good. Next:

Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 to WNW
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 to SSE [but not on air in time last week]
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW [IS CANCELED!]
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, 9455 to WNW
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?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.3-CUSB, March 27 at 0007, Alex Scourby Bible pontification, and // 5129.8 WBCQ, i.e. it`s not Blalock but the Brother Scare show, also after 0000 March 28. Have been hearing Blalock on 7490 after 0100, so it`s now evident these two have swapped but probably not every night, especially weekends. No such correct info appears on the WBCQ websked.

BTW, a new long story about The Overcomer Ministry appeared today at The Daily Mail (with video and documents), more lurid details than the other ones so far, tnx to Brock Whaley for finding it:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5547131/Inside-sex-cult-rapper-Craig-Mack-died-run-porn-obsessed-pedophile-Satan.html
Even if exaggerated, it`s beyond me how anystation can justify keeping him on their air.

7490, March 27 at 2340 tuneby, unknown hyper DJ on WBCQ claims to be on ``7.495``. Alan Sane is scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 << // 9455, S9 vs S9+27, March 27 at 2344, this WRMI hour is Oldies because I am hearing VOA News, but chopped amid a story, dead air and eventually canned Oldies ID and back to music.

Surveying WRMI frequencies before and after 0200 UT March 28:

9395 // 9455 at 0157 fill music presumably after RAE in English

9955, at 0158 March 28, `Viva Miami` *still* playing the 2+month old Spanish show from Kuala Lumpur, about to fly back via Osaka and Honolulu; 0200 R. Praga in Spanish.

7780, at 0159 March 28, PCJ IS at end of its hour, long-outdated announcement about 11580 moving to 7780 from January 8. Was << // 5850 but at 0200, 5850 switches to Brother Scare // 7730. And at 0200, 7780 switches to Radio Ukraine International in English about expelling Russians.

9455, at 0200 March 28 in Spanish with `El Sonido de la Nueva Vida`, i.e. remnant of FÃmily Radio, new time and frequency

5985, 0328 UT March 28, ``top of hour`` ID & IS loop, 0330 `Frecuencia al DÃa` as sked UT Wednesdays, along with a strip of other shows until daily R. Japan Spanish at 0400-0430.

More concerning WRMI filed in this report under ALBANIA, CUBA, NIGERIA, SLOVAKIA, TAIWAN, WORLD OF RADIO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3185, March 28 at 0010, no signal from WWRB nor 3195 nor 3215 nor 5050, unlike last night when 3185 was on at 0131 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, March 27 at 1404, music at S5-S8, must be WEWN Spanish, no spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, March 26 at 2011 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS is totally off the air rather than cutting on and off every few seconds (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0506 UT March 28
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Glenn Hauser logs March 26-27-28, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, March 28 2018

Logs


SPAIN REE Noblejas shortwave observed March 28
in 20 to 21 UT range - here in southern Germany as follows:

15390 kHz poor and tiny S=6 at 2025 UT,
disturbed audio as always in the past months.

15520 kHz well heard transmission quality on S=8-9 level at 2010 UT.

17715 kHz Best signal level here in central Europe and western England
remote SDR installation also.
S=9+10dB and noted Time Pips signal on exact 2030 UT underneath
talk interview of two men.
11.4 kHz wideband signal visible on screen.

17855 kHz Fair S=7-8 signal, talk interview at 2020 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 28)


#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#

On March 27 at 1030-1115 UT
checked on remote Uwe Volk's installation in Eastern Thailand
on Cambodian border remote Perseus net server.

4750even BGD Holy Quran prayer heard of Betar Radio, S=9+5dB. 1030 UT.
4760even IND AIR Port Blair, weak and tiny S=5 -88dBm noted. 1038 UT.
4800even CHN CNR1 Geermu, Chinese, S=8-9, 1042 UT.
4820even CHN CNR1 Lhasa, Tibet, Chinese, S=7-8, 1044 UT.
4885.004 KOR EoH Echo of Hope, female Korean singer, S=7-8 strength,
and co-ch jammer string on
4885.012 KRE jammer underneath co-channel. 1045 UT.
4905even CHN PBS Lhasa in Tibetan, S=7-8 at 1046 UT. 4920v
4919.993 CHN PBS Lhasa in Tibetan, S=8-9 -76dBm at 1048 UT. 4905 kHz.
4990even CHN PBS Hunnan Changsha in Mongolian, S=6-7 at 1050 UT.
5019.999 SLM Probably Honiara Solomon Islands, weak S=6 at 1052 UT.

5039.998 and 5060.002 kHz symmetrical UNIDentified tiny program,
but rather poor spurious of adjacent
5050even CHN Beibu Bay Radio from Nanning site, clear audio quality
of 14.8 kHz wideband signal, at 1054 UT on March 27.

5874.989 THA Radio Thailand great 12 kHz wideband signal from UdornThani
IBB relay site, S=9+35dB at 1101 UT, start of Malay language
sce "as-salamu 'alaikum" greet.
5915even MMR Myanmar R from Naypyidaw. Burmese - but sound rather tribe
Vernacular language. 8.2 kHz wideband signal. Nice audio.
S=9+25dB at 1104 UT.
5925even VTN VoVietnam 2nd program, Xuan Mai site. Vietnamese,
10 kHz wideband signal. S=9+20dB ahead, but underneath other
CHN CNR 5th program from Beijing capital. 1107 UT.
5935even CHN PBC Xizang from Lhasa Tibet authonom region in Chinese.
S=9 at 1110 UT March 27.
5955even CHN CRI Beijing in English, S=8-9 at 1112 UT March 27.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX Topnews March 27)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Hauser via Hard-Core-DX"


Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:06 AM
Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs March 26-27-28, 2018


SPAIN. 17855, March 26 at 2147, no signal from REE on the North American
beam as 2200* approaches; presumably because of no propagation. This more
than two hours after sunset at Noblejas. Staying on 9690 would have worked
fine at this hour.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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Glenn Hauser logs March 28, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, March 28 2018

Logs
** CUBA. 6165, March 28 at 0613, no signal from RHC English. Still on are 6060 with most modulation, 6100 at S9+10, and 6000 most undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9490, March 28 at 1145, pulse and noise jamming with some beeps against nothing. On here way beyond any hours Radio RepÃblica may still be using it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 7365 >> // 7335, R. Martà until 1400* with no jamming and heard no reference to next frequencies. Uncovers algo on 7365, i.e. from 1400 VOA Chinese via Tinang, PHILIPPINES, or CNR1 jammer.

It seems that main/only Martà 7 MHz frequencies are now 7335 and 7365. Haven`t monitored continuously whether jumping to others at some hours like they did in B-17. Latest HFCC of March 27 still does *not* show 7335 anywhen, just 7365 at 00-03 & 05-07 & 12-14; and 7435 at 03-05 instead, not yet confirmed here. Residual jamming against abandoned frequencies has continued to make a mess of the 7 MHz band.

9805, March 28 at 1142, R. Martà under WON jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11725, March 28 at 1351, something new, S9+10 lively song and then W&M Indonesian talk, ID in passing for NHK World, must be giving schedule with WIB times and kHz, also domestic FM relays? This transmission is *not* in latest HFCC or NDXC/Aoki. In B-17 the 1315-1400 Indonesian was on 11925 via PALAU and this may well be too; not scheduled now on 11925 either. But per HFCC A-18 triple-registration by NHK, FCC and by BaBcoCk, all claim this is now supposed to be on 11705! via Palau; mistake? I should have rechecked after 1400 whether English was also on 11725 instead of 11705 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 5917.477v, March 28 at 1321, weak music from Voice of Freedom, drifting a bit further downward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, March 28 at 1347, JBA carrier as KBSWR in A-18 is still attempting to serve North America in English via this far-too-high-night-path frequency. It would work just fine on 9 or maybe 11 MHz where plenty of East Asian signals are audible. In fact this hour is // 9570 but aimed at SE Asia and totally covered here by CRI Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 6135, March 28 at 1402, S3-S5 carrier, maybe trace of modulation and no jamming audible. This has now been confirmed as RNM, tnx to German visitor to Antananarivo Andreas Tschauder who heard it locally // 5010 and FM 99.2, A-DX, via Eike Bierwirth and Wolfgang BÃschel, and further monitoring afar by Ron Howard and Mauno Ritola. To here, it must be arriving by long path across the Indian and Pacific oceans (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15110, March 28 at 1345, Chinese S9-S7 with flutter. Scheduled this hour is VOA via Thailand at 14 degrees, and jammed:
according to this version of NDXC/Aoki dated March 27 for A-18
http://www1.m2.mediacat.ne.jp/binews/ut/userlist1.txt
I think it may really be VOA, but this encourages me to tune out-of-band for more jammers below 15 MHz, but none found down to 12 MHz. Remember the good old days with lots of Firedragons especially in the .9s of each MHz band? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1923 monitoring: not awake until 1106 UT Wed March 28 to check 9455 which should have emitted WOR at 1030-1059, but even now it`s a JBA carrier. (But by 1140, it`s huged up to S9-S7 with RAE Portuguese. and << // 9955 even more so, S9+10.) Next:
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 to SSE [but not on air in time last week]
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW [IS CANCELED!]
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, 9455 to WNW
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?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, March 28 at 1402 UT, KLEY Wellington KS is back to ``normal``, i.e. modulated carrier cutting on and off irregularly multiple times per minute, mixed with constant-rate faster noise pulsing.

This has been going on for many weeks now. Does not speak well for the technical prowess of Christopher Miller`s Rocking M Media Group, HQ in Manhattan, with 23 other stations:
http://rockingmradio.com/kley-100-31130/
Like so many station websites, there is *no* info and certainly no contact info about a chief or any other engineer, probably because they have no one with any such responsibility.

IIRC, once before I emailed Miller about the diminished/no signal out of KGNO 1370 Dodge City, and never got a reply (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 9610, March 28 at 1144, Vatican News in Spanish with heavy Italian accent, S9 until 1145* cut off during music with no formal sign-off. VN told Greenville to stop after 15 minutes so that`s what they are doing, also at *0145-0200* on 7305; violating Separation of Church and State, 50% less in the mornings, 67% less in evenings. Uncovers weak signal in Chinese, i.e. CRI southeastward from Kunming for the full hour on 9610 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search: 774, March 28 at 1148 on the R-75, so I then do a bandscan on the DX-398 at 1156-1204: 747-NW, 693-NW?, 666-NW, 594-NW, 567-NW, 828-NW, 846-WSW, 1098-W and nothing higher (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11410-USB, March 28 at 1353, Indonesian? semi-singing off and on, presumably a QSO pirate infesting this bandbit (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1651 UT March 28
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Glenn Hauser logs March 26-27-28, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, March 28 2018

Logs
** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, March 28 at 0200, NOT R. Tirana relay as now on the WRMI sked, and which I quoted on WOR 1923, but instead Radio Prague in English! 5850 at 2300 had been R. Tirana, but deleted from sked, altho I did not confirm March 27 that it was really off. If so, what of R. Tirana? See USA: WRMI for what else I was hearing around 0200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 7335, March 26 at 2358, R. Martà now with jamming after a two-day honeymoon.

March 27 at 0005+ I survey the rest:
7365, R. Martà over jamming // same as on 7335
7435, 7355, jamming vs nothing
6030, RM readable with jamming about equal level
9565, March 27 at 0016, jamming vs nothing except weak Brazilian
11930, March 27 at 0021, wall-of-noise jamming against nothing; with occasional single beeps
9955, March 27 at 0013, pulse jamming with same beeps vs gospel huxter in English on WRMI
9490, March 27 at 0017, WON jamming against NO Radio RepÃblica, ever at this hour. Ditto at 0559 pulse jamming with beeps - more below

Another survey, March 27 at 0603+:
7335 & 7365, WON jamming over RM
7355 & 7435, jamming vs nothing
5980, WON jamming but RM not on yet
6030, WON jamming with beeps about equal to RM

7350 is supposed to be the new frequency for R. RepÃblica, per Ivo and HFCC info showing 0200-0400 via France, extended Sat & Sun to 0500 (meaning UT Sun & Mon?). So I check it at 0258 March 28: Nothing heard, and no jamming, except for bleed from 7355 where there is no MartÃ. 9490 still has a very weak signal which sounds like RepÃblica and no jamming audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 17540, March 26 at 2147, no signal from R. Japan in Portuguese via WHRI, which is still registered in A-18 HFCC as well as B-17. It used to provide quite a good signal when hardly anything else was to be heard on this band. On March 20, JRX in Brasil reported that they announced that the 2130 transmission would be terminated March 25 but one Portuguese broadcast would remain at 0900 on 6195 WHRI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, March 27 at 1923, WRMI is not on the air, contrary to a schedule we got showing that in A-18, R. Herwa International would start half an hour earlier at 1900. At *1927, WRMI does cut on with ``top of hour`` ID & IS loop at bottom of hour, but recheck at 1945 seems music fill unlike R. Herwa programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 26 at 2355, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, no longer blocked by Romania in DRM or AM, as it had been for the past 5 months when it was closing down at 2330. In the meantime, Claudio Galaz in Chile reported it was staying on another half hour. So I`m all set to clock the exact autocutoff time in order to make future comparisons and calculations about how the timer is slipping. For a few years prior, I had been following that at an average rate of 6.7 seconds later per noctem. There it goes! Off at 0000:34*.

24 hours later I`m on it again: March 27 at 2343 the JBA carrier, and this time it cuts off at 0000:32* March 28, which is 2 seconds earlier than last night. So something has changed. We`ll see how it goes periodically for any pattern from now on. BTW, altho no co-channel QRM, noise level went up circa 0000, apparently from 5970 WEWN, with the dirty sidebands, if not also from 5990 CRI via Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1923, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9760 // 7315, March 26 at 2158, RRI IS poorly preceding English hour, both in AM, not DRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SLOVAKIA [non]. 7780 << // 5850, March 28 at 0005, RSI in Slovak via WRMI, as scheduled this hour on ``11580`` and 5850, followed by English 0030 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855, March 26 at 2147, no signal from REE on the North American beam as 2200* approaches; presumably because of no propagation. This more than two hours after sunset at Noblejas. Staying on 9690 would have worked fine at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 11530, March 27 at 0019, WRMI no longer on the air, as RTI has canceled several broadcasts including this Spanish one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 15590, March 28 at 0020, JBA carrier with flutter, from the failing R. Thailand North American Service back on summer frequency ex-13745, 0000-0230 switching beams back and forth between east and west coasts, but not for the great center of America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, March 26 at *2157, VOT IS is very poorly audible for the 2200 English broadcast vs RTTY from NAU (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5896.50-USB, March 28 at 0014-0020, multi-service MARS net when fortunately no broadcasters are about. Calls heard fonetikaly include AFA6GP, NNZ6RT (Navy MARS was abolished as its own entity), AAR6JF strong, AFA6GO strong, AFA6TG with weather chat. Also different format calls, NCS307 who appears to be the net control station, but is NCS an axual callsign for him, or for the net? Also an NCS035 who is having a fine day in the Rio Grande Valley. The ``NCS`` are NOT spoken fonetially so could be NCF. I could spend a lot of minutes searching out names and locations for these calls (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1922 monitoring: confirmed at 2353 Monday March 26 the 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.30v-CUSB, S9+5. Also confirmed UT Tuesday March 27 after 0030 on WRMI, 7730, VG S9+20. Also confirmed Tue Mar 27 at 2030 & 2130 on 7780 & 9455, about equal fair levels, as WOR 1923 was not quite ready.

WORLD OF RADIO 1923 contents: Alaska, Albania non, Antarctica, Argentina non, Bhutan, Bougainville, Brasil, Chile, China and non, Colombia, Cuba and non, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Germany non, India, Iran, Japan and non, Korea North non, Korea South, Kuwait, Madagascar, Nigeria non, Norway, PerÃ, Philippines, Sudan non, Sudan South non, Taiwan and non, Thailand, Turkey and non, USA, Vietnam; pirate weekend; and the propagation outlook

WORLD OF RADIO 1923 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast, Tuesday March 27 after 2330 on WBCQ 9330.3v-CUSB, less than one sesquihour after completion, good. Next:

Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 to WNW
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 to SSE [but not on air in time last week]
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW [IS CANCELED!]
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, 9455 to WNW
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?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.3-CUSB, March 27 at 0007, Alex Scourby Bible pontification, and // 5129.8 WBCQ, i.e. it`s not Blalock but the Brother Scare show, also after 0000 March 28. Have been hearing Blalock on 7490 after 0100, so it`s now evident these two have swapped but probably not every night, especially weekends. No such correct info appears on the WBCQ websked.

BTW, a new long story about The Overcomer Ministry appeared today at The Daily Mail (with video and documents), more lurid details than the other ones so far, tnx to Brock Whaley for finding it:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5547131/Inside-sex-cult-rapper-Craig-Mack-died-run-porn-obsessed-pedophile-Satan.html
Even if exaggerated, it`s beyond me how anystation can justify keeping him on their air.

7490, March 27 at 2340 tuneby, unknown hyper DJ on WBCQ claims to be on ``7.495``. Alan Sane is scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 << // 9455, S9 vs S9+27, March 27 at 2344, this WRMI hour is Oldies because I am hearing VOA News, but chopped amid a story, dead air and eventually canned Oldies ID and back to music.

Surveying WRMI frequencies before and after 0200 UT March 28:

9395 // 9455 at 0157 fill music presumably after RAE in English

9955, at 0158 March 28, `Viva Miami` *still* playing the 2+month old Spanish show from Kuala Lumpur, about to fly back via Osaka and Honolulu; 0200 R. Praga in Spanish.

7780, at 0159 March 28, PCJ IS at end of its hour, long-outdated announcement about 11580 moving to 7780 from January 8. Was << // 5850 but at 0200, 5850 switches to Brother Scare // 7730. And at 0200, 7780 switches to Radio Ukraine International in English about expelling Russians.

9455, at 0200 March 28 in Spanish with `El Sonido de la Nueva Vida`, i.e. remnant of FÃmily Radio, new time and frequency

5985, 0328 UT March 28, ``top of hour`` ID & IS loop, 0330 `Frecuencia al DÃa` as sked UT Wednesdays, along with a strip of other shows until daily R. Japan Spanish at 0400-0430.

More concerning WRMI filed in this report under ALBANIA, CUBA, NIGERIA, SLOVAKIA, TAIWAN, WORLD OF RADIO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3185, March 28 at 0010, no signal from WWRB nor 3195 nor 3215 nor 5050, unlike last night when 3185 was on at 0131 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, March 27 at 1404, music at S5-S8, must be WEWN Spanish, no spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, March 26 at 2011 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS is totally off the air rather than cutting on and off every few seconds (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0506 UT March 28
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