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Glenn Hauser logs November 18-19, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, November 19 2017

** ARGENTINA [non]. 7730 // 5850, UT Sat Nov 18 at 0717 and later, WRMI is playing World Music fill, VG ME style at the moment, instead of RAE ATTW in English, which is supposed to air from UT Tue thru Sat during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Nov 18 at 1857, WRMI IS & ID loop, S9+10 to S8 (while 11580 WRMIBS is S9-S7). 1900 tune and YL opening Radio Biafra Broadcasting from London, shortly the 3-frequency schedule lacking 9580 which the OM sometimes mentions for this transmission. I check 9580 too and only a JJBA carrier; no more time to listen today. I`m surprised that apparently no one in Europe has checked for RBBFL on 9580, or whatever may really be occupying it at this hour.

Richard Langley, NB, says: ``Looking at the WRMI transmitter/antenna-field-layout, transmitter #7 and transmitter #10 can connect to the 87Â Africa beam double rumboid [sic]. So, one of these combinations is likely being used. And I guess it's supplying a decent signal off the back lobe for stateside listeners to hear it. Although they claim they are broadcasting from London, the text message number they give is a Nigerian one: 234 810 617 7870.``

And Wolfgang BÃschel, Nov 18: ``Re 11530 kHz RMI Okeechobee TX#4 relay, old fashioned horizontal rhombic antenna in use, 'small 87 degrees azimuth' angle though, JBA on threshold in western Europe, only S=2 or -108dBm in the poor. S=4 -98dBm JBA threshold at best in Grenoble France unit. S=5 tiny poor signal in remote Detroit MI.

RMI Florida horizontal rhombic masts visible at
G.C. 27Â27'19.41"N 80Â55'40.44"W
in Google Maps visible see <https://goo.gl/maps/qkMerk7h4TA2>

In western Europe 7240 kHz was S=9+10 in Liverpool, S=9+15dB in Belgium, Bavaria Germany, Grenoble France. S=8 signal at best in NJ-US east coast, but poor at S=6 in Detroit Michigan SDR unit``

** CUBA. 11760, Nov 18 at 2157, RHC is in Arabic! // weaker 15370. 11760 is not supposed to resume until 2200 in Spanish. More slipshod operations by RadioCuba, where something is always wrong.

BTW, the B-17 RHC schedules all show the languages to ``Western Europe`` (including Arabic!) are on a 10-degree azimuth, which is pretty far off: over Greenland, Svalbard, Novaya Zemlya and across mainland Russia east of the Urals, i.e. ASIA! So far east, that beyond most of Kazakhstan, right across Tibet, into Bangladesh. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Of course, maybe excuse that these beams are broad? They should hope so (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 11800, Nov 18 at 2203, beautiful gospel quartet harmony in unknown language, but 2205 YL talk is in Indonesian, altho mentions Malaysia; fair averaging S9. KSDA is scheduled this hour, but also RRI Tsiganeshti in Spanish --- no sign of it; otherwise could produce quite a collision here. Is RRI still on 11800? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 7584.939, Nov 18 at 0706, off-frequency modern ME music really stix out, YL announcement but cut off at 0710*, shortly carrier back on and off again for a split second.

*0711 back stronger on correct frequency 7585.000, Farsi talk and rock music, 0716 Farda IDs in passing. Yes, it`s R. Farda, scheduled 0400-0830, 250 kW, 58 degrees from KUWAIT (following 0230-0400 via Thailand). As usual, no jamming audible vs this clandestine service; why doesn`t Iran bother to do that? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. 7490, UT Sat Nov 18 at 0438, I check the webcast of this WBCQ, and hear: Brother HyStairical! This is the hour originally publicized for Broad Spectrum Radio, later removed from their website for ``TBA``. It`s also the hour still showing on the WBCQ sked for `Financial Survival` coin-pushers UT Tue-Sat, so is that totally gone from this WBCQ timing??

If awake, one should also check for BSR, Monday 07-08 UT on WRMI 5850 & 7730, when I axually encountered it without warning last Monday Nov 13, and that was subsequently added to the WRMI skedgrid, but removed from the BSR website for TBA, the last time I checked.

NO, it`s back at
but refers to dates Nov 11-18 only. And I no longer see a page saying all their SW broadcast times are TBA. So we can only wonder what`s really going on with this program and its scheduling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1904 monitoring: NOT confirmed UT Saturday November 18 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB: no signal, but this time other USA 9`s are JBA carriers: 9265, 9370, 9395 in degraded propagation.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports:
``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR 6190-CUSB, Nov 18:
0731-0800 on 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, weak``

Almost confirmed, HLR 7265-CUSB via UTwente SDR: Sat Nov 18 from 1526 during MN+, only CRI East Turkistan with south Asian songs, also during several chex in next semihour; during CRI pause at 1558, trace of modulation sounding like me; from 1600 much stronger CRI Russian. Alan Gale usually confirms this WOR at his more favorable further skip distance from GÃhren in England.

I am still not sure 9330 is on the air at all, but will continue to check it until confirmed off. Propagation should not be a factor for the earlier 2230 WOR broadcast on Saturday only. (However, the online program sked still shows 2330, probably outdated info.)

So Sat Nov 18 at 2228, I am trying very hard to hear 9330v-CUSB, on three different radios with four different antennas: Maybe there is The Planet ID & IS, which should be playing first, or am I imagining it? I do find a JJBA carrier about 9328.185, but by 2236 cannot recognize the trace of modulation as WOR theme or me. (7490 and 3265 are not on, but 5130- is: see separate report about EMR.) Missed checking WRMI 11580 at 2300. Next:
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 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
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or 1905?]

** U S A. 5129.82-AM, Sat Nov 18 at 2236, WBCQ is on here with weak signal, rock music, brief British-accented DJ, more music; next break at 2246 he does ID as European Music Radio, reference http://www.europeanmusicradio.com
So Tom Taylor is still on air, altho he sent this notice November 6:

``Dear EMR Listeners, Due to my Cancer condition (non-Hodgkin Lymphoma) that was diagnosed in February 2017, I regret to tell you that EMR will be off air until further notice. I hope to return EMR to the air at some Point in 2018. All the best from Tom Taylor. PS. More Pages to our Website will be added over the next few Months while EMR is off air!
website: http://www.europeanmusicradio.com
email: emrshortwave@gmail.com
European Music Radio``

We wish Tom the best! His WBCQ transmission had been on the third Saturdays at 2130, publicized as October 21 on 7490. But there has been no publicity about moving to 5130, one hour later as of November.

(7490 is not on yet as I am checking all WBCQ frequencies while WOR is missing from 9330. At 0025 recheck Nov 19, I measure 5129.84; and 7489.964)

Tom`s website now advises, ``EMR will be off air until Further Notice.
More Information is on our Contact Page!`` Which has the same wording as above. And also, ``The Coolest Music on Shortwave in Europe and North America --- 6070 via Channel 292 - 9485 via MV Baltic R & 7490 via WBCQ``. So maybe the next surprise appearance will be Dec 16 at 2230 on one frequency or another (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also OKLAHOMA [non]

** U S A. 11580, Nov 18 at 2158 I happen to be on 11580 WRMI with fill music, but cuts off the air at 2158:40*, back on at *2159:50, and 2200 into RAE Italian relay even tho it`s not a weekday. Not much difference in signal before and after the break, but unseems non-deliberate, as if making an antenna and/or transmitter change altho none is scheduled, rather 24/7, XMTR 9 at 44 degrees.

The program grid below the frequency grid at http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs has a blank space for this hour on Saturdays, i.e. a line separating it from M-F RAE Italian. Previous hour in RAE German is allegedly really M-F only, with Slovakia & Walking in Power on both Sat & Sun at 21-22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ARGENTINA [non]; OKLAHOMA [non]

** U S A. 1510, Nov 18 at 1955 UT, in a quick bandscan on a little daytrip west of Enid, north of Lahoma, nothing much of interest, but two stations mixing here. Rush repeat is ending second hour, 1958 UT ad for TexasSuperfoods.com with an 877- number, mentions Dallas. Website is not very helpful, just linx to products, not stores. Further web searching finds they are looking for ``home business``, ``independent sales representatives``. The closest Texan on 1510 is KCTX Childress TX, 250 watts D1, listed in NRC AM Log as NOS/REL format. One with a Dallas address, but really east of The Metroplex in Canton, is KWJB, 500 watts D4, classic rock.

Also at 1958 UT an ad for window installers, sanctioned by some Kansas authority; 1959 UT ``Candid Auction Moment`` (?), address at 340 S. Broadway in some town. Partial legal ID then for ``The Victory``, KFMR? FM, and 2000 UT Fox ``news``. This is certainly KNNS, 1000 watts D1 in Larned KS, and the FM per NRC Log is KRMR 105.7 ``The Patriot``. WTFDA FM Database agrees on the slogan, but it`s really in Hays and shows no connexion with KNNS or any AM station. KNNS is a talker, Fox-affiliated, and must be the one with Rush (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 9660, Nov 18 at 2102, S9-S7 news about the PrÃmio Ratzinger, so got to be Vatican Radio; in Portuguese but Brazuguese accent. It`s 100 kW, 234 degrees direct from SMG CVA at 2100-2130 daily, per Aoki. I thought this good signal might be a relay back from Madagascar.

CIRAF target is only 46W, where the only Portuguese-speaking ex-colony is Guinea-Bissau, but this bearing carries right on to Brasil, where chances are they have a lot more listeners, as Brasil`s population is 112 X that of G-B (but the relative proportions of Catholix with SW radios is up for conjexure). Since the Brasilians have to put up with Luso accents on several SW stations which no longer broadcast to them but to Africa, it`s only fair that the Bissauans have to put up with Brazilian accents (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0155 UT November 19


DX Listening Digest 17-46; World of Radio 1904  View Printable Version 
Saturday, November 18 2017

DX Listening Digest 17-46 has now been posted at
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
Alternatively, latest DXLD 17-46 is also here until next issue:


For restrixions and searchable 2017 contents archive see
[also linx to previous years]

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

WORLD OF RADIO 1904 contents: Argentina non, Australia, Biafra non,
Canada, Cuba, Japan, Korea North non, Kurdistan non, MÃxico, Nigeria,
North America, Norway, Oklahoma non, Papua New Guinea, PerÃ,
Philippines, Romania, South Carolina, Tibet non, Turkey, UK, USA; and
the propagation outlook

SHORTWAVE AIRINGS of WORLD OF RADIO 1904, November 14-21, 2017

[NOTE: the 9330 broadcasts at 0030 have been inaudible here; not clear
if low-powered, off the air, and/or due to propagation. Continue to be
on the list hoping they reappear --- gh]

Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 9455 11580 [all confirmed]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 [confirmed]; 15770 [off the air, post-Irma]
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 9455 [both confirmed]
Wed 1415 WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v [confirmed]
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Thu 2230 WRMI 5850 [confirmed]
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 1531 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v-AM Area 51
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730
Tue 2030 WRMI 9455 11580 7780 [or 1905?]

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

For updates see our Anomaly Alert page:

Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.

Tnx to Stephen Cooper:

Tnx to Keith Weston:
Tnx to Keith Weston, via Google Play Music:

Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser


Glenn Hauser log November 17, 2017 - Biafra  View Printable Version 
Saturday, November 18 2017

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Nov 17 at *1857, WRMI cuts on with IS & ID prÃlude as also heard on some other frequencies before hourtop openings, VG averaging S8, not even needing external antenna on the PL-880. (Again this is quite stronger than the nearby WRMIBS 11580.)

That allows me to run the NRD on 9520-9530, the additional frequency I heard on part of the announcements during the 05-06 UT broadcast on 11530 WRMI, and 7240 France. BUT nothing on either; there is a VP carrier on 9540, could that be it? But goes off at 1901* --- that would be Egypt in Italian per HFCC, so it`s also probably under/non-modulated.

The 11530 programming by ``Radio Biafra, broadcasting from London`` is much like the other days with repetitions of the schedule every few minutes, along with some nice African music, but less in the way of significant programming. A bit of music first, sked announcement by YL without the 9 MHz frequency. At 1904 the YL & OM in language, Igbo? About the imminent elexion Nov 18 in Anambra state, ``where to vote``.

There is not a Biafra state in today`s Nigeria; there have been several changes in states and boundaries since independence. Current maps show Anambra in south central Nigeria, adjacent to Enugu state, whose city I believe was the capital of Biafra. At 1909, ``important announcement`` by OM in English with too-heavy accent, go out and vote on Saturday; and remember, we are not violent.

At 1910 he does the schedule announcement for the first time during this broadcast, and the extra one is clearly 9-5-8-0. Address radiobiafra@gmail.com and also refs to FB and Twitter.

I immediately go to 9580 on the other receiver, but it`s a JBA carrier at first, S1-S2, trace of modulation, and even ECSS will not stay locked on it. Site is certainly not WRMI, and if it`s France, no comparison to another European, such as Spain good on 9690 but which is beamed USward.

Back on 11530, at 1915 the YL ID in Igbo, but pronounces the numbers in English (don`t they have number names in Igbo??), without 9580. 1917 OM mentions IPOB in Igbo. Now comparing, I think maybe barely audible 9580 is // but running maybe half a minute behind.

At 1924 the ``9580`` announcement again, and enough for me as it`s time for lunch and the programming is getting very repetitive. However, first I program 11530 into the caradio for convenient monitoring there (and 11735 Zanzibar while I`m at it. I guess it still has 9580 memorized for ex-Australia.)

9580 is in fact a WRMI registered frequency in A-17 and still B-17, but never used, despite my suggestion that WRMI should relay RA whether ABC like it or not; but obviously chosen in tribute to defunct Radio Australia during exactly the same hours it had run, 09-21 UT. Maybe that`s why RMI chose it as available for this via some other site. But most of its business is with Issoudun.

Also HFCC-registered on 9580 are two Sa`udis in Arabic: 17-22 50 kW ND from Jeddah; and 18-23 500 kW, 270 degrees from Riyadh. If either of those be real, bad for Biafra, but hardly any signal over here. The more realistic EiBi sked does not show Saudis on 9580 at all, nor anything else during this hour. Aoki/NDXC however goes with Jeddah.

What about this, from WRMI website itself? The Programming page does not include the word Biafra anywhere on it, tho still displays long-defunct shows such as Informativo G24. Nothing new on WRMI FB either. The WRMI skedgrid http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs still is blank during both hours for transmitters 3 and 10 which are labeled 11530, nor any other transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0421 UT November 18


Glenn Hauser logs November 16-17, 2017  View Printable Version 
Friday, November 17 2017

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Nov 17 at 0200:30, RAE ATTW opening English giving the produxion date as Thursday Nov 16, so it`s on time. Previous hour carried VORW, and ID at hourtop (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Nov 16 at 1858, another check for R. Biafra via WRMI â OFF the air, no signal past 1903 and at 1923 recheck. Yesterday was on but music fill instead. At least we have the recording I made on Sunday. Has it been canceled? NO:

Other scheduled broadcast is at 0500-0600, so I check that on Nov 17 from 0509 for the rest of the hour: VOB is back on 11530 in English, S7-S9, and a weaker 7240 via France. (By comparison, WRMIBS 11580 is S2-S3.) It appears to be the same programming as originally heard Nov 12 and 13: ``Radio Biafra, broadcasting from London``, YL and OM alternately repeating the SW schedule multiple times, every few minutes: 05-06 7240 & 11530, 19-20 11530. They never mention sites such as France and Florida.

But there is a slight change: at 0510, the OM version adds another frequency for the 8 pm (19z) broadcast, 9520 (not 100% sure but after 3 or 4 times, I think that`s it, or maybe 9530). Latest HFCC Nov 17 does not show anything on either during that hour. Will it be WRMI too or somewhence else? Will 11530 still be off? MUST check for 9520 at 1900 Nov 17. YL also repeats the text number for reception reports. At 0530, I give 11530 a generous rating of SINPO 25322.

7240 is hard to match for sure to 11530 and may not be synchronized, separate playout and/or satellite delay. At 0550 there is a het about 7240.4 but that could be ham rather than jam; then as it fades up slightly, I am hearing a hum much closer to 7240 and wonder if it`s one of the defective Issoudun transmitters.

11530 at 0558 starts playing a song in Spanish, which I assume is WRMI fill after Biafra; 0559:30 Zanotti, and as before, cut off the air before his canned ID can completely utter the e-mail address.

7240 is still on air at 0600 and hummy, altho nothing else is in HFCC schedule.

(7254.94, meanwhile at 0603 Nov 17, Voice of Nigeria is much huger, S9+30 in Hausa; BTW, VON is obviously biased against Biafra, nothing in Igbo, per WRTH, Fulfulde their only other African language, not even Yoruba!). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11790, Nov 17 at 0038, CRI, or whatever they are calling it now, English interview about China and Austria, good signal, just like // 11885. Both are via Xi`an, 190 and 200 degrees respectively. Graylinish, could be longpaths. BTW, I visited the Xi`an site on my one trip to China, but they wouldn`t let me thru the gate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Nov 16 at 1924, RHC in big carrier of dead air. This frequency is supposed to close at 1900 after being the only one filling the 16-19 UT gap. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Still so at 1947, while 15140 is in Creole (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9535, Nov 17 at 0100, RHC Spanish in full frequency announcement, including closing 6000 & 11950, without clarifying that those have been the separate Mesa Redonda TV soundtrack; I`m not paying close attention, but at the end, a fourth FM frequency has been added, for Cienfuegos. I think it ends in .9. Check the website,
Of course not! It`s still the *A-16* schedule with outdated SW frequencies, let alone FM. Arnie had said plans were to expand RHC coverage on FM to the entire island. At this rate, it`ll take many2 years. It`s never been clear how the various languages fit into the FM schedules, if any beyond Spanish. There must be some English, since they plug the FMs in that language (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6165, Nov 17 at 0611, RHC English undermodulated, making it worse vs the CCI producing a slow SAH of 32v per minute. HFCC shows the understation at 0600-0630 is NHK Arabic to the SE from FRANCE. Arnie was itching to get back on good ol` 6165, but participants in HFCC have also registered what amount to other collisions: 0020-0320 Spanish back toward Cuba from Iran; 0430-0500 NHK Russian via Germany (but never mind the imaginary Voice of Russia in Russian from St. Pete with 800 kW! at 0100-0600 also back toward America. Hmm, wonder if that entry was really to ``protect`` 6165 for the Cuban boycotter of HFCC?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11935-11970, Nov 17 at 1335, RHC 11950 is splattering out to this range. // 11840 along with its clear but weaker parasites 11830 & 11840 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9570, Nov 16 at 1936, S3-S5 of dead air, lite whine, maybe JBM. Of course, it`s Cairo`s hour in ``German`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7140, Nov 17 at 1340, JBA carrier, presumed Voice of the Broad Masses of Eritrea, by longpath. Much weaker than 7120 Hargeisa, or 7205 if that`s Sudan; and other VOBME INTRUDER, 7181+ not audible amid hams. But by 1349 I can make out its JBA carrier on 7181.552.

The long path route from Asmara to Enid goes across the entire Indian Ocean, well south of Australia, just missing the southern tip of New Zealand, across the entire Pacific, entering North America around La Paz. Full-daytime short path would be across France, Atlantic and Labrador. Distancefromto.net shows short path is 12.7 Megameters or 7.9 kilomiles. Subtracting from approx. 40 Mm or 24.9 kmi circumference, we get: 27.3 Mm, or 17 kmi LP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA. 7236.13v to 7236.16, Nov 17 at 1342, S6-S9 carrier varying constantly down and up as I try to measure it, trace of modulation, surely R. Ethiopia by longpath; the 40m Eritrean frequencies also in, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, Nov 17 at 0610, dead air at S9, XEPPM still not turned off after end of programming circa 0600 now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. 7490, check WBCQ UT Sat Nov 18 at 0400-0500 for `Broad Spectrum Radio`, as per their new schedule, our only chance to hear it not quite in the middle of the night vs WRMI scheduling. Seems strange, as WBCQ has long carried `Financial Survival` during this hour, UT Tue-Sat and still shows on their schedule, no BSR.

Or rather, the BSR website has been changed since I last quoted it; showing current date Nov 17 and time:
Now WRMI is NOT mentioned, and times on WBCQ and Channel 292 are TBA!
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 11600, Nov 16 at 1945, Alex Scourby pontificating a Bible, an echo behind 11825 WRMI, i.e. The Overkiller Ministry, soon into BS himself; poor S2-S4, with RTTY QRM from 11595 avoided by USB tuning; but why in this doomed world bother? BULGARIA has reserved this frequency for one minute less than 24 hours; Kurdistan also on the HFCC books via KCH Moldova, currently not in use (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 3950-3955-3960, Nov 17 at 0606, DRM noise causing hams to avoid the span, but one on 3963-LSB; it`s BBCWS in English, this hour only, 100 kW, 114 degrees from Woofferton per HFCC. I thought DRM transmissions deliberately reduced power to a sizable fraxion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15740, Nov 16 at 1927, S9+20 of open carrier, tho nothing scheduled here. I figure it`s VOA Greenville warming up for 15730 to start at 1930; yes, rather at 1929:24* it cuts off and jumps to 15730 which is already on by the time I get there. 1930 brings up French modulation as ``VOA Afrique, Le Monde Aujourd`hui``, without any sign-on or English ID, but joining in progress.

The warmup-on-another-frequency tactic is oft employed by IBB when necessary to avoid QRMing itself; in this case, 15730 has already been on for an hour of French, but via Vatican, violating Separation of Church & State. (And reverts to SMG for another semihour from 2030 on weekends; why? It`s not like there aren`t plenty of idle GB senders) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1904 monitoring: confirmed Thursday November 16 at 2230.5 on WRMI 5850, good. Modulation does not start until 2230.0 with Okeechobee song ID. NOT confirmed UT Fri Nov 17 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB --- yet again no signal detectable now nor at 0058 recheck, when 9265 WINB is good, 9370 WWRB is VG, and 7490v WBCQ is poor.

I asked WBCQ last week if something was wrong at their end, but no reply. As the northernmost USA SW station except for KNLS, it`s most vulnerable to auroral zone attenuation or even blackouts. Too bad they are not using 3265v, which would survive much better than the highers.

BTW, No one mentions it, but I must apologize for a number of upcut/glitches, particularly toward the end of WOR 1904. This happens when I am in too big a hurry and don`t wait another beat or two after unpausing my recording as I make an edit. This time, that even missed the callsign of the station I was talking about moving from 5050 to 3215, which of course was WWRB. Next:

Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 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
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or 1905?]

** U S A. 9395 // 9455, Nov 17 at 0725, WRMI Oldies channels now amid floating VOA News relay, about Zimbabwe, both good this night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Nov 16 at 1931, barely audible music about S6 same as background noise level, from KVOH. There are huge variations in reception here at about 1100 miles, sometimes blasting in, sometimes like this or even JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11520, Nov 17 at 0036, WEWN English is VG, S9+35 and even splattering. Very unusual, but later into the night we can expect it to become JBA: is it running until 0900, or 1200, in the absence of registered NF 9470 at 09-12? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12000-12030 and 12110-12120 approx., Nov 17 at 1332, spike splatter matching modulation peaks on 12065 WEWN English which is very strong. Worst around 12010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, Nov 17 at 1303 UT, USA Radio News, roughly E-W, which means not KMMJ, but surely not WSB either, a major station with a minor network? and rather late for it at sunrise here. I might guess KBNN Lebanon MO, but NRC AM Log shows the USA affiliate is KOAL Price UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 870, Nov 17 at 1311 UT, DJ mixing English with some S Asian? language, also playing snippets of S Asian songs, but just can`t stop his doubletalk. Roughly N/S, surely KFJZ Fort Worth TX in its latest incarnation, and shortly losing out to WWL still propagating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN. 5855 & 5875, Nov 17 at 1322, open carriers, at S6-S9 and S5-S8 respectively, somethings warming up for 1330 broadcasts.

5855 at 1329 Nov 17 refers to BBCWS.com, 1330 into tonal language.
5875 at 1329 Nov 17 into atonal language, with recognizable BBCWS theme music.

HFCC shows both are 100 kW, 131 degrees from Tashkent, 5855 at 1330-1415 in Myanmarianese, 5875 at 1330-1400 in Bengali (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, on the handheld, altazimuth wrist-mounted DX-398, Nov 17 at 1253-1300 UT: 774-NW, 828-NW, 882-?, 1035-WSW, 1098-W (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1837 UT November 17


Glenn Hauser logs November 15-16, 2017  View Printable Version 
Thursday, November 16 2017

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Nov 15 at 1859, WRMI ID by Biermann, and then --- music fill immediately from 1900 and at further random chex during the hour, 1911, 1944, instead of Voice of Biafra. What`s wrong? What`s next? Summarizing, here`s what has happened so far with this transmission:
Sun Nov 12, discovered in progress with VOB announcements
Mon Nov 13, repeated same hour
Tue Nov 14, nothing heard at UTwente
Wed Nov 15, on air but replaced by music
Thu Nov 16, ??? TBA

As for the 0500 broadcast, Ivo Ivanov also reports music fill:
``SWLDXBulgaria News, November 15-16 (publications ?11286-?11300)
BIAFRA (non) Reception of Radio Biafra via TDF Issoudun, Nov 16:
0500-0600 on 7240 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf English, good and
not parallel 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to WeAf Music via WRMI tx``

** CUBA. 9720, Nov 16 at 0036, amid RHC`s second English hour of the day, new frequency is on and // 5040; while 6060 is off, just Brazilian with het. Last night`s English on 6060 toward hourend was probably a slipshod early switch-on with the wrong feed input. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

RHC Spanish audible on 9535, 9640; and separate `Mesa Redonda` TV soundtrack on 6000, overmodulated/distorted. MR is supposed to be on a second channel, still 11950. Surely supposed to be on, but no 25m frequencies audible, outfaded already? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11650, Nov 16 at 1315, RHC Spanish is only S9-S5 and undermodulated, much weaker than 11670 at S9+40. B-17 sked shows 11650 at 13-15, 110 degrees to S America (but missing it at that angle), is the puny 50 kW Bejucal transmitter rather than 100/250 from most RHC frequencies. 50 kW also on 13670 at 12-13; 9640 at 22-05; another 50 kW on 15730 at 2330-0130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Nov 16 at 1523, RHC fails to surround this frequency with a dozen filthy spurs across the 19m band; what`s wrong? These seem to be more likely around *1400. Maybe they clear up with warmup? By this hour, only other frequencies on air, per sked and monitoring, are 9535, 11760, 15230, 17730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7181.595, Nov 16 at 1323, JBA carrier with LSB QRhaM, presumed INTRUDER VOBME by long path. Nothing audible from other VOBME circa 7140 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 9680, Nov 16 at 1532, nice harp music at S3, Japanese talk. The China/Taiwan radio war is over at 1400, and now NHK runs 1455-1700 due west from Yamata; not good for Zambia during same span weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 2850, Nov 16 at 1336, S5-S7 Korean talk, my pro-forma occasional log of this high-MW, only 105-mb broadcast station (except for MW harmonix, but none lately), KCBS Pyongyang, on the air 22 hours a day, 50 kW ND. At least a carrier is usually audible here around sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 5920+, Nov 16 at 1327 Korean talk, and rapid tone jamming on the hi side, vs Voice of Freedom on one of its alternative frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 7410, Nov 16 at 1332, while CRI Japanese is talking instead of musicking, barely audible understation presumed still Shiokaze from Japan, English on Thursday. Earlier in the hour I could not detect it on 7410, and scanned the 49m band for it with no results either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 9805, Nov 15 at 2258, VG S9+10 with flute and guitar music; 2259, KBSWR theme and Indonesian ID; 2300 theme and opening Chinese. Both hours 250 kW on same 225 degree beam from Kimjae. Apparently KBS is not worthy of ChiCom jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1390, Nov 16 at 1307 UT, KCRC Enid is open carrier/dead air, as are the nasty spurs hetting 1360 and 1420, but they are also wobbly. Still dead at 1313 UT; obviously no one in charge and no one cares whether it modulate or not. Unfortunately, it usually does, 24/7 with stupid CBS sports talk. I take the opportunity to null the fundamental for anything else, but it`s still too strong, only a few miles away. Third harmonic 4170 also silent still at 1341 UT except for some hum. Had resumed modulation by next check 1522 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, Nov 16 at 1318, R. Hargeisa, S8 with undermodulated song; 1320 I think I hear the English words ``This is ---`` as a third of an hour in English is scheduled to start now; more talk and music, but too weak, by long path (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. In last report, I meant to write 6125.006, not 6125.06 on this item, fixed:
6125.006, Nov 15 at 0412, VOT in English to N America is only poor, but pretty close to on-frequency. The // to Asia, 7240, is not audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4102.842-CW, Nov 16 at 0723, the `W` weather beacon from the SE California desert, very weak but strong enough to pin down the frequency. Between the W`s, sends various other letters and numbers, such as 2, 6, E E E. Again audible at 1340 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1904 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday November 15 at 2200 on WBCQ, 7490v, VG S9+20/30. This broadcast is now ``in season``, off to a good start with plenty of nighty propagation, but not too much. Sunset is early! 3:57 pm EST in nearby Presque Isle = 2057 UT, per timeanddate.com.

But not confirmed, next broadcast UT Thu Nov 16 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB --- can`t even confirm it is on the air (Nearby stations: 9395 WRMI VG with BS, 9370 WWRB fair delayed behind 9395; 9265 WINB poor; 9455 WRMI VG with Oldies; 7490 WBCQ fair-good.) Next:
Thu 2230 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 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 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
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or 1905?]

** U S A. 9370, Nov 16 at 0721, JBA carrier --- oh2, bet it`s WWRB again, where Dave failed to change to night BS frequency, 3185 --- yes, nothing there! It would be a nightmare making good to TOM all the transmission failures his psychophants/sickophants paid for (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1000 kHz, Nov 16 at 1303 UT, toll-free number ad, never a useful clue, but then plug for wilkinsradio.com. Hovering over ``Our Stations`` there we find as suspected KKIM 1000 Albuquerque NM; makes usual slow SAH with KTOK OKC, nulled as much as possible. It`s 7 minutes before LSR here, but way before in ABQ. KKIM is 10000/53 watts U1, also with PSRA of 12.2 watts! Official FCC sunrise for it in November is 1345 UT (December: 1400 UT). No doubt God OKs their cheating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Nov 16 between 1243 and 1253 UT: Here is where I always start: 774-NW, also weaker from WSW, it seems; 702-WSW; 657-WSW, 594-WSW, 882-?, 972-?; 1035-WSW, 1098-W, 1116-WSW, 1323-WSW, 1566-NW. Also one off-frequency below 666 from WSW, local birdie? Sunrise here 1310 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6130-USB, Nov 16 at 1330, INTRUDER, 2-way in Spanish, very weak, vs carrier presumably Laos (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11718-USB, Nov 15 at 2307, VP 2-way in Spanish; het from 11720, nothing on 11715. It seems I continue to be the only monitor documenting these INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1830 UT November 16


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