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Glenn Hauser logs February 1-2, 2018  View Printable Version 
Saturday, February 03 2018

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** ARGENTINA [non]. 9455, Friday February 2 at 0907 check, ``tango argentino`` and Japanese announcement, so confirmed is RAE relay via WRMI this hour only, this frequency only M-F; very good signal. Is there any news at the start? If so, must be brief. See USA: WRMI for Portuguese, German, Italian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BELGIUM. 14180-USB, Feb 2 at 1457, looking for Bouvet, here is OT4A calling QRZ or CQ20, callsign always fonetik, and making very quick contacts with RS as if this is a DX contest; only additional info with every contact, mostly US stations, is ``name is T-H-E-O``. QRZ.com --:

OT4A Belgium flag
THEO BEMELMANS
BETONWEG 56
3670 MEEUWEN-GRUITRODE
Belgium

And he`s a.k.a. ON4AEK. Apparently a lot of hams get secondary calls for DX/contest purposes with different prefices for the benefit of WPX hunters, even while operating from same home QTH. But don`t try to QSL him direct. Lots of photos of his antennas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. ND beacons, MCW IDs per http;//www.dxinfocentre.com/ndb ---
317, Feb 2 at 0705 UT, VC and dash, from La Ronge, Saskatchewan, 2158 km, 1341 st mi in N Central Sask

332, Feb 2 at 0707 UT, QT and dash, from Thunder Bay, Ontario --- seems like negative keying, maybe the way I am off/tuned?

395, Feb 2 at 0713 UT, YL and dash, Lynn Lake, Manitoba, 2289 km = 1423 st mi even further N than La Ronge

(also relog of 388, GLY, Clinton-Golden Valley, Missouri at 0712; I`ll try to avoid relogs of nearby domestix) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15233, 15302, 15439, 15508, Feb 2 at 1453 check, the worst of the RHC-FM spurblobs out of 15370-AM are on today around these peaks (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, Feb 2 at 1930, R. Herwa International via WRMI is on again, usual good signal. This broadcast has been quite reliable, unlike the morning one at 0700, let alone the apparently canceled R. Biafra. Ivo Ivanov reported:

``Radio Herwa International via TDF and WRMI, Jan 21
1930-2000 on 9580 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri, fair
1930-2000 on 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri, weak
Radio Herwa International - no signal on Jan 25-27
0700-0730 on 13710 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri
Also nothing 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to WeAf of WRMI tx#9
Radio Herwa International, inactive at present as of Jan 29
0700-0730 on 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri
0700-0730 on 13710 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri
Radio Herwa International [not inactive as of Jan 29]
1930-2000 on 9580 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri
1930-2000 on 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri

Radio Biafra [only entry for this in his clandestine schedule]
0500-0530 on 7240 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf English [sic]``
Need to recheck whether Biafra is still on 9955 WRMI/`RAE` webcast at 0500, after 9955 is off SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1915 monitoring: confirmed Thursday February 1 at 2230.5 on WRMI 5850 VG S9 to S9+10. Also confirmed, UT Fri Feb 2 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330.0v-CUSB, VP S2. Next:
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1916?]

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

** U S A. 9455 // 9955, Feb 2 at 1202, I`m awake to check out RAE`s Portuguese hour via WRMI. Altho 9455 was quite strong 3 hours earlier for Japanese [See ARGENTINA non], now both are JBA, S1-S2 and at first I can`t determine the language. At 1220, 9455 suddenly fades up to S9+10! Must be when enough insolation heats the ionosphere between there and here. 9955 is not quite as strong, and by 1224 bothered by Cuban pulse jamming as if they should care whether Argentina speak to Brasil! A good way to make friends for Cuba? Now that I can hear it, a long narration about a singer from the 1930s, with ancient recordings.

At 1240 both are good with song; 1245 talk feature but with continuous music bed, faded up to full periodically, about San Juan province and some geological national park. YL speaks PorteÃuguÃs, i.e. Brazuguese with an Argentine Spanish accent; of course, many place names are pronounced in original Spanish, or PorteÃol. 1251 about comidas in that region; 1252 the pulse jam on 9955 is JBA, seems to mention ``O base de la Luna``?, 1253 outroduxion credits with program name mentioned once but I don`t copy it. Also mentions ``quarta-feira``, implying that this is the Wednesday broadcast, not even Thursday`s, now on Friday. Also explains why no Friday `Atualidade DX` segment heard today. Maybe Tuesday? Yes, program schedule here
http://www.radionacional.com.ar/rae-portugues/
shows the 4-feira travelog feature title I was hearing: `Rotas Argentinas`. And the earlier feature could have been `A ConversaÃÃo`. 1254 finished and plays RAE multi-lingual ID loop twice; 1257 to Polynesian fill music from WRMI. So this service is anyhow confirmed, altho previously it was not lasting until :57 past the hour.

BUT, RAE in German & Italian now complete their fourth week of imaginary broadcasts at the new scheduled times of 19-21 UT M-F and new WRMI frequency 9395: Feb 2 at 2045 check, 9395 with World Music fill, that jaunty sax tune. Se vuoi ascoltare l`italiano, tune to 9455 // 7780 at 2045 Friday altho `AWR Wavescan` is scheduled at 2030-2100.

However, today, `The Power Hour` is still running on 9395 // 7780, resuming at 2135 Feb 2 after break with a hard-sell adstring for the paranoid; instead of defaulting to World Music fill on these a few minutes after 2100 as I had been logging repeatedly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 9610, Feb 2 at 1226, S5-S2 open carrier, typical Greenville warmup could have been going already 10 minutes earlier. 1230 JIP (join in progress), Vatican News IS and ID pronounced in mandatory inglÃs, sign-on in Spanish with `Informativo matutino` for 2 de febrero. So was it recorded earlier? It`s already tarde in Roma, the center of the universe. 1245* cuts off modulation abruptly in mid-word, with no despedida, carrier off a few seconds later.

Not a trace of any VOA ID or IS before or after, as if they are ashamed to be violating Separation of Church & State, so casual listeners would have no idea whence this really radiate. Anyhow, confirms as I suspected, that like the 0145 UT broadcast on 7305, also violating Separation of Church & State, this too has been curtailed to only 15 minutes, ex-45 in that case, ex-30 in this case. The WRTH B17 updater missed these changes.

The RCC should also explain why they need to use secular VOA Greenville when they have their own WEWN Radio CatÃlica Mundial which is also relaying Vatican News in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, 0100-0115 UT February 2: this time with the NRD-545 and ALA-330S oriented E/W. I usually prefer the R75 where it`s easy to set 9 kHz steps from any starting point. In this case I have to tune 1 kHz away from each 9-kHz plan frequency on SSB. For some reason, it`s mostly midband, nothing at low end and only one at high end: 882, 909, 936, 1044, 1053, 1089, 1098, 1116, 1125, 1134, 1152, 1161, 1179, 1197, 1521.

February 2 at 0648-0702 UT, back on the R75 with E/W longwire. This time I am tuning 1 kHz above with LSB, which could alter the results. Ideally I should do both LSB and USB with the close frequencies. 531, 549, 558, 567, 585, 621, 639, 693, 711(seems off frequency plus), 729, 774, 783, 801, 855, 882*, 909, 936, 954, 999, 1044(2), 1053, 1089, 1116, 1125, 1152, 1197, 1215*, 1251.

*strongest ones, maybe a bit of audio on 882. 711+ is signature of this per Bruce Conti, NH, NRC:

``711 WESTERN SAHARA SNRT LaÃyoune JAN 26 2200 - Presumed this at 711.12 kHz in het party with 711.02 Iran and 711 Spain``

I also try LW but only sign of anything is 198 at 0703 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6040.3-USB, Feb 2 at 0134, weak 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS; nothing on 6040.0 at the moment, but het from BRAZIL 6040.67 must not bother them, nor the possibility of a spurblob from HJDH 6010v showing up in the area again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2343 UT February 2
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JRX Logs: Fevereiro 1, 2018.  View Printable Version 
Thursday, February 01 2018

Logs
JRX Logs: Fevereiro 1, 2018.Â
Receptor: Sony 7600GR.
Data e hora no Tempo Universal.

ÃFRICA DO SUL.
** 11900. Fev 1, 2018. 1840-1850, Voz da AmÃrica, Meyerton-AFS, em AmÃrico. Locutor e locutora apresentam as notÃcias, provavelmente; 1848 ID. VOA com boa difusÃo em amÃrico, esta tarde, 45444.

BOTSUANA.
** 13630. Fev 1, 2018. 1812-1830, Voz da AmÃrica, Selebi-Phikwe-BOT, em PortuguÃs. Locutora Ana Guedes entrevista a Dra. GraÃa, no programa "Sua SaÃde": abordando temas sobre alcoolismo, tabagismo e drogas ilÃcitas; 1821 Uma canÃÃo rap; 1825 Locutor apresenta as notÃcias. VOA com pobre difusÃo nesta frequÃncia, 25422. Escuta paralela por 17655, via Greenville-NC, 45444.

BRASIL.
** 11735. Fev 1, 2018. 1409-1420, Radio Trans Mundial, Santa Maria-RS, em PortuguÃs. Duas canÃÃes gospel na voz de Aline Barros; AnÃncios comerciais das Lojas Trans Mundial; 1410 Resumo de NotÃcias Trans Mundial; 1405 Uma canÃÃo; 1421 Boletim MeteorolÃgico. Emissora com boa difusÃo nesta manhÃ, nÃo usual, aquà em minha localidade, 45444.
** 11780. Fev 1, 2018. 1330-1408, Radio Nacional da AmazÃnia, Brasilia-DF, em PortuguÃs. Apresentadora Sula(*) conduz o programa "Ponto de Encontro": atende os ouvintes em suas solicitaÃÃes e recados, via telefone, e-mail e pelo whatsapp; A canÃÃo "Felicidade pra VocÃ" a pedido de uma ouvinte; 1400 ID, e a seguir, os locutores Gilson e Glaucia apresentam as notÃcias, no espaÃo RepÃrter Nacional. RNA com muito boa difusÃo nesta manhÃ, rara em minha Ãrea, com avaliaÃÃo SINPO 45544.(*) Apresentadora Sula Sevilles, com voz e dicÃÃo excelentes !
** 11895. Fev 1, 2018. 1320-1330, Radio LBV (LegiÃo da Boa Vontade), Porto Alegre-RS, em PortuguÃs. Apresentador fala sobre a LBV e suas aÃÃes e o programa "Academia Jesus"; ID. Emissora com difusÃo satisfatÃria nesta manhÃ, rara, aquà na minha Ãrea, 35433.

COLISÃO.
1_ CRI em FrancÃs e CRI em AlbanÃs - uma briga domÃstica.** 7385. Fev 1, 2018. 1900-1910, Radio Internacional da China, Cerrik-ALB, em FrancÃs e Radio Internacional da China, Kashgar-CHN, em AlbanÃs). Locutora fala em francÃs e locutor fala em albanÃs. Uma verdadeira colisÃo.

CUBA.
** 11950. Fev 1, 2018. 1250-1300, Radio Habana Cuba, Bauta-CUB, em Espanhol. Locutores falam; AnÃncios de programaÃÃo da RHC; ID; NotÃcias. Emissora com difusÃo pobre, 35322.
** 15230. Fev 1, 2018. 1310-1320, Radio Habana Cuba, Quivican-CUB, em Espanhol. Locutora faz comentÃrios sobre a Feira Nacional do Livro; ID; ComentÃrios sobre a chancelaria cubana e o comportamento do governo norteamericano. DifusÃo satisfatÃria nesta manhÃ, 35433.
** 17730. Fev 1, 2018. 1300-1310, Radio Habana Cuba, Bauta-CUB, em Espanhol. IS, ID; Locutor fala sobre os temas que serÃo abordados nesta ediÃÃo; 1302 Locutores apresentam as notÃcias; 1308 ComentÃrios sobre a Feira Nacional do Livro. RHC com difusÃo satisfatÃria, nesta frequÃncia, 35433.

MADAGASCAR.
** 17640. Fev 1, 2018. 1830-1840, MWV-African Pathways Radio, Mahajanga-MDG, em InglÃs. Locutor fala, ID e website; PregaÃÃo religiosa; 2838 ID e horÃrio em inglÃs. Emissora com muito boa difusÃo, 45544.

SÃO TOMÃ E PRÃNCIPE.
** 15460. Fev 1, 2018. 1850-1859, Voz da AmÃrica, Pinheira-STP, em Vernacular do ZimbÃbue. Locutora fala com cidadà zimbabueana, suponho, ao telefone; 1855 Locutora fala. VOA com difusÃo satisfatÃria, nesta frequÃncia, 35433.

DXer: Josà Ronaldo Xavier
Local da escuta: Cabedelo-PB, Brasil (UTC-3)
Receptor (es): Sony 7600GR
Antena: Longwire
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Logs Update  View Printable Version 
Thursday, February 01 2018

Logs
** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Jan 31 at 1945, WRMI with World Music yet again, instead of RAE relay in German; 7780 // 9455 with other music, presumably Oldies.

9395, Feb 1 at 0206 check, RAE Argentina-to-the-World confirmed in English news about Argentina, with music bed, S9 via WRMI. Glad this is propagating for a change.

9395, Feb 1 at 1917, no RAE but gospel music, JBA // 7780, and not // 9455. 9395 at 1959 past hourtop 2001 with song in Portuguese, while 9455 has started VORW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOUVET ISLAND [non]. All USB, 14187, 14188, 14189, 14186, 14185, Feb 1 from 1940, pileups on each, of hams uttering nothing but their own callsigns, obviously try to work some hot DX, still Kosovo? No one *ever* mentions 3Y0Z or any call of the station sought. Some of the calls I copy in the next few minutes:
14185, XE1IM, K6KZM, N1RIU QSY to here, success
14186, W7WLL, XE1IM QSY to here, successful contact exchanging RS
14187, N2JF, N1RIU
14188, K3OXL
14189, KE7JNT

Where is the DX station? presumably a few kHz lower but I don`t hear it, 14180-14184. On 14175 and 14181 are some non-DX QSOs. Intermittent AM carrier spoilers near 14187.

On 14197 at 1955, an unID ham tells news about the 3Y0: they are still on the boat, anchored on the east side of Bouvet; due to heavy seas, it`s not safe to launch choppers; boat is rocking and some are sea-sick; 15-20 foot swells 2-3 days ago. Bands will really be mess in a day or two. Refers to the 3Y0Z website for this info, i.e.:
http://www.bouvetdx.org/news-and-updates/

``February 1, 2018, 1300 UTC: Our ship is still at anchor off the east side of Bouvet. Winds are 35 to 40 knots, and the ship is pitching and rolling up to 30 degrees. This makes flying and a landing attempt impossible today. The temperature is hovering at around 0 degrees C. Visibility has improved..

We are poised and ready when a weather window opens. We had our maritime mobile station up for a few hours, but had to take it down again to avoid damage caused by the extreme motion of the ship.

1445 UTC: Winds have increased to 45 knots. Unsecured items are again sliding across floors and tables. Some team members are again feeling seasick.

The barometer has risen, slightly. We are anxiously awaiting calmer conditions. Hang in there with us! Ralph, KÃIR`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [non]. 11875, Feb 1 at 1631, instrumental gospel tune, S3-S5; 1632 announcement over music, 1633 HoA string music joined by singing. HFCC shows 1630-1700 daily, MBR, Nauen, multilingual, 100 kW, 145 degrees, but what is it, really?

EiBi shows Bible Voice at 1630-1700, language unknown via Nauen, GERMANY to E Africa. But Aoki says Bible Voice in Nuer, 250 kW, 140 degrees via Issoudun, FRANCE. Back to EiBi for info about Nuer: spoken by 800K in Sudan, 200K in Ethiopia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15781, 15712, 15644, 15575, 15507, 15438, 15303, 15235, 15167, 15099, 15032, 14964, 14880, Feb 1 at 1536, very approx. centers of RHC-FM extremely distorted spurblobs out of 15370-AM transmitter. Average intervals today circa 67.5 kHz. Closer ones quite readable in FM mode, further ones detectable at least by the F# tone accompanying. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA [non]. 11600, Feb 1 at 1626, presumed Oromo, S4-S6 with considerable QRDRM jamming, as it`s the new Radio OMN, Oromia Media Network, 1628 into HoA music. Aoki shows this is an IRRS client, 15-16 M-F, 100 kW, 195 degrees via Sofia, BULGARIA. Ivo said this is also on // 11575 with 50 kW, but 11575 is only a JBA carrier here, far weaker than it should be, everything else being equal, with half the power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWAZILAND. 15105, Feb 1 at 1621, S3-S5 in unknown language, with heavy flutter. Listed as TWR Manzini in Kirundi, 1557-1627 M-F, 100 kW, 13 degrees. Would not expect such flutter on a trans-equatorial path (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. The next WORLD OF RADIO 1915 broadcast, Thursday February 1 at 2230.5 on WRMI 5850, should provide good reception across North America (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2104 UT February 1
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Glenn Hauser logs January 29-30-31, 2018  View Printable Version 
Thursday, February 01 2018

Logs
Somehow I dated all these Jan 20 or 21 instead of 30, 31. Fixed:

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier searches, on the R75 with usual E-W longwire of about 100`, so no DFing, but better sensitivity than on the handheld DX-398 I often use for TPs around sunrise. Normally run full bore Preamp 2, but to reduce overload on MW for this, Preamp 1 or no preamp.

Method: USB, set to 9 kHz steps offset 1 kHz below the 9-kHz plan, so I can hear, or not, a 1 kHz het, sometimes even amid heavy QRM 1 or 2 kHz away. 10-kHz even channels where they coincide with 9-kHz spacing are not included, of course, and some 9 kHz channels are blocked by IBOC peaks from US stations. Many are JJJBA, but the strongest ones get a * even tho still not enough to pull any audio. Not necessarily logged in the order shown, but rearranged for convenient reference:

Jan 30 at 0143-0158 UT: 531, 621, 639, 648, 666, 684, 693, 729, 774, 837, 855, 882, 909, 936*, 1044, 1053, 1125, 1215, 1296, 1503, 1575.

Jan 30 at 0227-0230 UT: 531, 549, 558, 621, 639, 711(2 beating), 729, 774, 855, 864, 882, 909, 936, 1008, 1053*, 1089, 1098, 1116, 1125, 1161, 1215, 1341, 1413.

Jan 30 at 0720-0723 UT, some are still coming in, most likely from NW Europe: 558, 693, 846 [could be Kiritimati, which is what I have always assumed when checking only 846], 909, 936, 1044, 1053, 1116, 1197, 1215.

Jan 31 at 0058-0102 UT: 576, 693, 828, 837, 855, 882, 935, 999, 1044, 1053*, 1089, 1179, 1197, 1215*, 1575. No doubt experienced TA DXers on east coast can make good guesses about many of these (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)


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Glenn Hauser logs January 31-February 1, 2018  View Printable Version 
Thursday, February 01 2018

Logs
** ARGENTINA [non]. 9455 // 9955, Jan 31 at 1252, it seems that another RAE relay via WRMI is MIA: Portuguese at 12-13 M-F. Instead I am hearing praise music by YL in English, ``We will join the angels when they sing``; 1254 cut incomplete to another song by same. I think the RAE hours do run a bit short, like 55 minutes, so there could be some fill afterwards, but unlikely this early. Need to check what happen at 1200, a time I am rarely awake. Only tnx to the lunar eclipse am I up by now today.

BTW, the just published WRTH Updater includes incorrect info for RAE/WRMI, including overlooking 9455 for this, if and when it exist: currently whatever is on 9955 between 12 and 15 is duplicated on 9455 (and also same pair at some other times as I have pointed out weeks ago). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BAHRAIN [non]. 9745, Jan 31 at 1411, S Asian music, from TWR India via ARMENIA; not a hint of R. Bahrain, nor anywhen for me, supposedly on here 24h in CUSB. If you have only one SW frequency and one transmitter, better make it a good clear one. Too many stations have no clue about frequency management for their own benefit (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BONAIRE [and non]. 800, Feb 1 at 0001 UT, I am looking for PJB via its new 450 kW transmitter at the hour it is supposed to switch beams toward Cuba. As always KQCV OKC dominates on groundwave, but when I null it, I again hear CKLW ``AM 800`` with C&F temps, EST timecheck in news. Slow SAH. But when I am avoiding CKLW, not nulling KQCV I am also getting a third station with choral hymn, but seems English, and definitely English follows.

PJB was previously running English until 0030, but the WRTH Update shows until 0000. ID is now supposed to be ``Que Brille 800 AM Bonaire``, but I`ve seen no reports yet of anyone axually hearing that; why not keep the well-established name Radio Transmundial? They may well have been testing the 450 kW during the biweek before official inauguration evening of Jan 30. Nigel Pimblett in Dunmore, Alberta reported to IRCA earlier that UT day Jan 30: ``Good signal with "Radio Trans Mundial" ID at 0200 UT, so am guessing they're on with 450 kW power now.``

Jon Pearkins, IRCA DX Monitor via ARC said, ``The latest report on TWRâs web site, dated January 17th, indicates that the 9 person launch team was doing final testing last week. TWR web site graphics show a four tower array and a Figure 8 directional pattern with lobes NNW and SSE. The one to the North is directly at Florida and Cuba``

I assume NNW and North are rough approximations. On my globe I check out the real bearings more accurately: if it`s really NNW, 337.5 degrees, that would miss Cuba, to the east and hit North America at South Carolina, across to Wisconsin, Saskatchewan, northern Alberta, Yukon, northern Alaska. If they really are aiming at Cuba, a better azimuth would be about 320 degrees, right between Santiago and La Habana up the the length of the Antille, and this would also carry on thru LA, TX, just missing OK`s SW corner, but close enough to us. 315 would be exactly NW. Habana is about 1300 miles from Bonaire, which is a bit much for regular single-hop coverage, thus the brute force to compensate. Stgo. is only 800.

Schedule here
http://www.twrbonaire.com/broadcast_schedule/
shows English to Caribbean until 0030, then Spanish to the ``North``. I don`t find anything on that website about antenna details.

FCC AM Query contains data as far away as Bonaire, where it`s listed at PJB3, but very old info when they were still 500 kW ND. Now the question is, whether part of the time for the Caribbean they still operate ND, just reversing the direxional during the hours in Portuguese for Brasil.

I`m not really hot to hear PJB, as it wasn`t that hard with 100 kW, more interested in how much more damage it may cause now to North American stations.

Replying to my previous report, I also got this Jan 30 from my successor as WTFDA Statistics editor: ``Hi Glenn, Would you believe a couple (Dave & Shirley Smith - long time friends from Syracuse NY years) are staying overnight at our house here in Moncks Corner SC. They just came back from Bonaire where Dave and others helped with the final electrical touches of TWR Bonaire upgrades - I'll give him a copy of your email report - Fred Nordquist`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CANADA

** CANADA. 800, Jan 31 at 0638 UT, string of promos with non-IDs only as ``AM 800``, duh, we already know the frequency! One has a 519-area code, which chex for Windsor, i.e. CKLW, and back to C2CAM. Not hard to get this past KQCV OKC at right angle, really looking for the new 450 kW from PJB Bonaire. Supposed to be on the NNW beam toward Cuba and Florida at 0000-0300 only (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15579, 15510, 15440, 15301, 15232, 15165, 15096, 15029, 14961, Jan 31 at 1402, approx. centers of RHC-FM spurblobs out of 15370-AM, which has just signed on. Before then 19mb was clean but not much propagating yet. 14-16 is the schedule for this mess, today about 68-69 kHz intervals, the closer ones demodulating OK in FM always with the F# tone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1915 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday January 31 at 1056 toward the end of the 1030 on WRMI 9455, and it`s VG, S9+10. This is before sunrise; yet 9455 is often JBA just after sunset. Also confirmed Wed Jan 31 at 2200 on WBCQ 7489.963v, fair. Yet when checked circa 2115 it was on the plus side, about 7490.06. Frequency wavers slightly as I try to measure it to the Hz. Also confirmed but poorly, UT Thu Feb 1 at 0030 on WBCQ 9329.95v-CUSB. Next:
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1915?]

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

** U S A. 9395 // 7780, Wed Jan 31 at 1357, WRMI ID by Biermann, and starting VOA News relay. I have a sense of foreboding, and sure enough, it`s cut off for a repeat of the BB ID at 1359.5, 1400 rejoining `The Power Hour` replay from yesterday afternoon. To point out the obvious? You should not start a VOA newscast unless you can stay with it for the full 5 minutes; and I hope VOA would be uncomfortable associating with the wackos at TPH, if they knew about it. TPH had been running earlier in the 13+ hour in a tuneby; scheduled 13-15 M-F.

The original live broadcast of TPH is still not getting on the WRMI air completely. Jan 31 at 2115, 7780 // 9395 are in Oldies instead of TPH, which may have started briefly at 2100. I find the program so off-putting that I just can`t listen continually to hear when it dump off, if at the same time each day per automation? Would-be live callers are out of luck. Has anyone complained to the program?

9455, meanwhile, Wed Jan 31 at 2115 starts `Viva Miami`, Jeff y ThaÃs in Spanish recorded at a resort outside Kuala Lumpur in Malasia following last week`s HFCC. Not sure if this is the same ep I heard earlier referring to a Hawaii visit on the way back; and reception now is poor, so hope to catch one of the dozens of further repeats (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ARGENTINA [non]

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, 0636-0647 UT January 31: 549, 585, 612, 639, 666, 684 [despite WSCR IBOC], 693, 729, 747, 774*, 783, 801, 837, [no 846 not even Kiritimati], 855, 873, 882, 909, 936, 999, 1044(2 beating), 1053, 1089, 1098, 1116, 1125, 1215, 1269, 1305(2 beating), 1341, 1521, 1539 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0135 UT February 1
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