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Glenn Hauser logs May 23-24, 2018  View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 24 2018

Hauser
** CHINA. 15320, May 24 at 0025, S4-S1 with flutter in Chinese, presumed CNR1 jammer against VOA Chinese via Philippines this hour only. It`s the OSOB except for 15120 China via Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 14295, May 24 at 0027, JBA carrier where there was none a couple minutes earlier. I`m looking for the third harmonic of 4765, R. Progreso which now has its carrier on too, but music modulation does not come up until 0033:40; and 14295 is just too weak to match, but I`m sure that`s it. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba; but harmonix of Rebelde 5025 are rarely reported: 10050, 15075 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, May 24 at 0017, surprised to find RHC AWOL from here, but still going on 11700, 11830, 11840, 11850 --- there is a JBA carrier on 11760; exciter, or CNR1 as also listed? Something`s always wrong at RHC.

11880, May 24 at 0018, surprised to find this frequency still on air in Kriyol // 5040. Supposed to stop by 0000 after English. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

11900, May 24 at 0019, weak signal in Spanish at S0-S1, confirmed as RHC by // 11840, 12000 and 11760 which has come back on by 0021, but soon fades out. Does not work out to be an ordinary leapfrog from any pair of 25mb frequencies ---- unless it is 11760 over the 11830 spur of 11840, another 70 kHz beyond? But there is none on 11920 which would be over 11840 itself. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9553 & 9587 approx., May 24 at 1248, extremely distorted matching parasitic spurblobs out of 9570 relay of CRI. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, May 24 at 1302, RHC is S9+20/30 of dead air; modulation not applied until 1307.5. Meanwhile other RHC on 13740 is roughly modulating at S9/S9+10 with some squeal. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 13730, May 24 at 1335, low modulation at S7-S9, in Russian, still past 1419: it`s VIRI as scheduled 1320-1420, 500 kW, 336 degrees from Sirjan, also good for us far beyond Moskva (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 23 at 2356, JBA carrier from Red Radio Integridad via Radio Chaski, Urubamba, until autocutoff at 2358:43.5* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450.045V, May 24 at 1257, VOT in English talk, music, but VP S4-S6 and wavering slightly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6993, May 24 at 0000, JBA carriers, at least two beating from slightly different frequencies. Often audible but not logged since last September as in DXLD 17-37; from presumed WH2XWF, experimental 164-watt transmitters with several locations in Florida, to study ionospheric disturbances, never IDing, nothing but dead air. The original info about these was in:
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1616.txt
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1931 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday May 23 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, poor S9-S7; also barely confirmed on WBCQ 7490.03, VP S7-S5 in noise. Not confirmed at 2342 on WBCQ 9330.1v, as TOMBS continues // 7570 WRMI. Next:
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe][or 2330?]
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 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1932?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1932?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7489.9, UT Thu May 24 at 0006, WBCQ`s Spanish program `Antena DX` in progress with ``boletÃn DX``, about a SW transmitter site in Holland being dismantled, name sounds like Sejuel[??]. Will need 4 months to take down 17 masts not used since 2007y and cost 100 kiloeuro. In 2012, defense took over the canal park, will be used for military/ship communication worldwide. A new television station will be on there from 2020. I relistened to it via
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/programasdx/episodes/2018-05-21T07_17_13-07_00
to get the details, despite annoying music bed constantly. Is this really about Flevo? No source was cited!

Later after :12 an item voiced by Luis Pineda in Panamà about Deutscher Wetterdienst, altho not named, schedule on 5905 & 6180 ``potencia de 10 kilohertz [sic]`` with e-mail address as info@dwd.de the first time, repeated as info@dw.de which implies Deutsche Welle, but they are really at info@dw.com; the first one is correct for DWD per WRTH.

The show`s Programas DX page continues to display the wrong WBCQ day, time and frequency: ``WBCQ The Planet Martes [Tue!] a las 00:30 UTC, en la frecuencia de 5.130 kHz``. WBCQ schedule also has it differently wrong: ``5130 Th 0030 0100 UTC We 08:30PM 09:00PM EST [sic] Antena DX``. I already went over all the wrong info about WRMI as well.

Wouldn`t it be great if all stations and programs could get all their schedule info coÃrdinated and accurately published?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7730, UT Thu May 24 at 0009, kids singing with keyboard, audio distorted so I can`t even be sure they are in English. Carrier seems stable enough, with BFO. Followed by a song in Portuguese which makes me suspect this is World Music fill instead of as scheduled for 7730 on System D, `Sounding Alarm` at 0000-0030 Thu; at 0013 not // 9455 which is Oldies at S6-S7. Recheck at 0036, 7730 is less distorted during Wavescan. Which had just played on: 9955, May 24 at 0015, WRMI with pulse jamming during AWR Wavescan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, May 24 at 1246, WRMI Oldies at S4-S6; while 9395 is Brother Scare at S9/S9+10. 9455 continues to be a secret underpowered transmission, but at least keeps Oldies going when 9395 often opts out for otherstuff. Now if only Bob could announce the correct frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13845, May 24 at 1308, as soon as RHC has managed to modulate on 13700 [see CUBA], I notice competitive WWCR dead-airing here, except for considerable hum, altho was OK a few minutes earlier as I observed super-signals on 13845 and 15825 due to HF sporadic E boost. I leave a spare receiver on 13845 all hour, and WWCR remains dead until revived at 1359 for ad and ID!

Dirty little not-so-secret: most radio stations will not pay a genuine human being to control output, become aware of to fix any problem ASAP --- Of course, who would want to really listen to that crap? But not even by remote silence alarms! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, May 24 at 1229 UT, KLEY Wellington KS is still SNAFU (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7155.50-LSB, May 24 at 0002, two hams speaking Spanglish, i.e. mixing two languages fluidly within a single sentence (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15809.94, May 23 at 2002, big carrier with tone, or rather several carrier peaks with BFO, also: 15808.34, 15807.62, 15806.84, 15806.07, 15805.30; also 15810.72, 15811.49 --- full range of audibility is 15802-15814. Most average 0.77 kHz apart. So what is it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1723 UT May 24

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 21-22-23, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 23 2018

Hauser
** CUBA. 13820, May 22 at 1325, pulse jamming against nothing, the R. Martà frequency active only in the B-seasons; plenty jamming against now active 13605. But RHC fails to spew spurblobs all over the band from the 13700 transmitter, unlike yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1931, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, May 22 at 2356, RHC English is OFF --- don`t know whether it was off for entire 2300 hour, but now English is still running on // 5040. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, May 23 at 0111, RHC Spanish is just barely modulated on big signal; 11700 and 12000 have poor signals but more modulation. Only 11840 on band is sufficiently modulated and with bigsig. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, May 23 at 0614, S9+20 of dead air, instead of turned off at 0600* after one English hour. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, May 23 at 1604, open carrier at S9+20 is certainly the CRI English relay not turned off at 1600*. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also unID 17730

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 6135, May 23 at 1147, noise jamming only at S6, no trace of a carrier from V. of Freedom, which is presumably still on reactivated 6045 where I do have a carrier with some music at S4-S5, no jamming audible here but Ron Howard reports VOF and jamming on 6045 at 1050-1220+ today (Glenn Hauser, OK DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7425, May 23 at 1156 familiar tune with percussion dumps off the air for about a semi-minute and resumes amid same music with weaker signal. Circa 1200 is not a time RNZI normally changes antennas and there is certainly no bell bird or QSY announcement, unlike an hour later when 7425 goes to 5980; sked still shows: ``1059-1258 7425 Solomon Islands, PNG Daily``, i.e. the only transmission on NNW antenna only, before and after on the NNE better for us. The midnight news at 1200 starts with attack on a doctor in PNG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, May 23 at 1138, song at S5 vs noise crashes at S9, but R. Madang is stronger than it used to be as Ron Howard has noted, in fact the SSOB; compared to 3325 JBA carrier from Bougainville or Palangkaraya; and no NK signals audible on 90m, altho detectable on 105, and/or jamming on 75, 66, 49m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAIPAN. 12140.034, May 23 at 1303, RFA in Cambodian, S7-S3, typically off-frequency from this IBB site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1930 monitoring: not confirmed Monday May 21 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v, BS continues. I can assume these WOR airings have been canceled, but I have not been told so by WBCQ, and they have reappeared on occasion. Confirmed UT Tuesday May 22 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, very good. Barely confirmed Tue May 22 at 2030 on WRMI 7780, JBA; listed // 5950 inaudible.

WORLD OF RADIO 1931 contents: Alaska, Australia, Brasil, Bulgaria, Canada non, Chad non, China and non, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Iran non, Korea South, Kurdistan non, Libya, Madagascar, Nigeria non, North America, Oklahoma, Philippines and non, Romania, Sikkim, Solomon Islands, Turkey, USA, publications, propagation outlook, Tip for Rational Living.

WORLD OF RADIO 1931: Ready for first airing May 22 at 2130. Confirmed JBA on WRMI 7780, while 5950 is a JBA carrier. Not confirmed Tue May 22 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.0, rather TOM // 7570 WRMI. Next:

Wed 1030 WRMI 5950 to WNW [unchecked asleep; anyone hear it?]
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe][or 2330?]
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 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1932?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1932?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, May 22 at 0553 check, JBA carrier, presumed still WRMI`s secret low-power transmission. Meanwhile, 9395 is S7-S4 with VOA news during Oldies.

9455 maybe trace of music, from 1359 past 1400 past 1431 May 22. Again, the only other 9455 schedulees are at 1315-1345 Bangladesh, 1330-1357 Taiwan, 1500-1557 China. As of May 22 at 1645, the WRMI skedgrids still do not have any mention of 9455 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1931, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

9455, further chex: UT Wed May 23 at 0115, with Oldies undermodulated, but the signal is S6-S8, stronger than it had been. May 23 at 1208, 9455 ``Mellow Yellow`` ends, Biermann WRMI ID for ``9395`` (where Brother Scare is really, much louder), S4-S5, and on to ``Stairway to Heaven``, with some peaks to S9 (while 9395 is S9+10 and much louder). Still May 23 at 1505, searching http://www.wrmi.net/WRMIfqs --- ``There are no entries matching 9455`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5010, May 23 at 1145, Spanish at S7 vs S9 noise level, WRMI scheduled with Radio Praga. Note: the transmission skedgrid still mislabels the 1100-1200/1230 emission of XMTR 14 as ``5950``, while the other one at 2200-0100 is correctly labeled 5010. BUT, 5950 is also shown continuously 24 hours for XMTR 5 at 285 degrees, i.e. ex-9455 programming. Just another anomaly at WRMI, website info vs reality (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15665-15670-15675, Wednesday May 23 circa 1600, NO DRM noise detectable, vs band noise level. WINB is allegedly testing DRM here, M-F 1100-1700 with 15 kW at 62 degrees (reverse of usual rhombic azimuth on 9265V). First time I`ve looked for it. Propagation is pitiful so possibly it`s on; 15825 WWCR is JBA carrier, so there is no sporadic E boost over eastern America. 15555-USB WJHR however is barely detectable. It will probably take some Es to audiblize this WINB.

Not that I really care: transmitting its gospel huxter crap in ``crystal-clear DRM`` is not going to improve the content one whit. The WINB notice from Hans Johnson also was posted on the drmna yg, but since then, no one there has reported hearing it either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17730, May 23 at 1603, open carrier at S9 with slight fading, RHC? Scheduled here at 1100-1500, but was inaudible circa 1400. Could also be a transmitter check from VOA Greenville which is not scheduled on 17730 at any time. Meanwhile, only other significant 16mb signal at 1603 is S9+10 from 17775 KVOH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1705 UT May 23

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 20-21, 2018  View Printable Version 
Monday, May 21 2018

Hauser
** CHINA. 11460, May 21 at 1341 JBA talk, matching CNR1 jammer on much stronger 11540, the latter vs RFA Tibetan via Kuwait, while Aoki/NDXC shows *jammed Sound of Hope, Taiwan, on 11459.844 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, May 20 at 2207, this is today`s missing RHC frequency, where something is always wrong: supposed to be in French from 2200. Plenty of others on band in Spanish: 11760, 11840, 11860, 12000; and 11700 Portuguese..

6060, May 21 at 0619, now this is the missing frequency, leaving off-frequency-minus carrier from Brasil, while RHC English maintains 6000, 6100, 6165. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13901, 13835, 13767, 13633, 13567, 13499, 13437, 13363, 13300, very approx., May 21 at 1319-1335+, RHC spurblobs out of 13700 transmitter are back! Awful wobble with BFO, but closest ones somewhat clear when tuned in FM or even AM modes. Fundamental 13700 is S9+40, and 13767 is S9+25. All with signature F# above C-middle tone, and that is about all one can detect at the furthest ones out.

Checking almost every morning, last date these appeared was April 16, exactly one pentaweek ago. I *knew* they would come back sometime. Something`s always (very!) wrong at RHC.

During this hour separate RHC is also on 13740, and from 13700 produces a leapfrog on 13780 at 1320 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935.666-AM, May 21 at 0058, very off-frequency pirate music, S6-S8 vs storm noise as loud. These logs from *0051 to 0122* say ID at 0116 was Man Cave Radio; wrong frequency as subject, ``6535.8``:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,42749.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1930 monitoring: confirmed Sunday May 20 at 1923, the newish 1900 airing on WRMI 9395, poor-fair. Not confirmed, Sunday May 20 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v, as BS continues (should I delete 9330 from my schedules? Not shown up for a while, but has returned before and WBCQ will not tell me what to expect).

Confirmed UT Monday May 21 at 0130 on WRMI, 5850 VG, 7780 poor. Also confirmed UT Monday May 21 from 0303 on Area 51 webcast (after an 0302 false start of HRI, and a canned ``technical difficulties`` announcement); also poorly audible at 0318 check on WBCQ 5129.82. Also confirmed UT Monday May 21 at 0330 on WRMI, 9955, JBA. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1931?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1931?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, May 20 at 1923, 2201 chex, JBA carrier, presumed still secret QRP WRMI transmission as IDed previously. As of May 21, there is still no mention of 9455 anywhere on the WRMI transmission or program grids at
http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs
9395 is always on with much stronger signal: Sun May 20 at 1923 with WOR; 2201 with Oldies at S9+10.

9955, Sunday May 20 at 2207, AWR Wavescan in progress, with pulse jamming; tnx a lot, Arnie! Skedgrid shows this hour is supposed to be // 5950, but VP signal there is not // (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, UT Monday May 21 at 0104, finally catch WWRB on its rarely active summer frequency instead of 90m --- music and then overmodulated/distorted gospel huxter, horrible sounding, also cutting out, S9+20/30, giving contact info but so bad I can`t copy it accurately even tho partly spelt fonetikaly, P O Box 1471?, --- North Carolina 28456; email sounds like wdav â something @yahoo.com. Definite ZIP 28456 is Riegelwood NC, in the SE part of the state.

I soon reconfirm it`s pointless to consult http://www.wwrb.org which at the top still claims to be on 3215/3185, and no program schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, May 21 at 0616, WRNO is off again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1611 UT May 21

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 19-20, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, May 20 2018

Hauser
** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 6230-USB, May 20 at 1231, marine weather in English, i.e. VMW Wiluna WA. There is also some other USB CCI, seems Spanish; and a tone. This is also a Sound of Hope, Taiwan frequency, per EiBi, but no jammer shown there. Aoki/NDXC does have it *jammed, with SOH on 6229.941, while not covering a ute like VMW. Where is Wiluna, anyway? It`s far from the coast, 947 km NE of Perth:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiluna,_Western_Australia
Presumably situated there to be at an optimum skip distance from the WA coasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11640, May 20 at 1321, fine performance of Dvorak`s New World Symphony, but a faster tempo than we are accustomed to, no doubt a Chinese orchestra thing, during the CNR1 Sunday-night serious-music hour featuring Western classical pieces. Ends at 1335 and Chinese announcement. Is it usually longer than 35 minutes? It`s surprisingly difficult to search out performance/recording durations. Also same on 9680 and 9660. Unfortunately, this great piece is being used by the ChiCom as a JAMMER vs inaudible victims: all three Radio Taiwan International in Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11860, May 19 at 2230, RHC is off, while sometimes it`s on with Spanish at 21-23. Something`s always wrong at RHC. No Yemen [non] to be heard anyway.

9535, May 20 at 0112 check, RHC is back on original frequency, ex-9530 where it had jumped 24 hours earlier.

13700 & 13740, Sunday May 20 at 1335, RHC active on both with squeals, far-left-slanted, anti-imperio news headlines about Bolivia and Ecuador supporting Venezuelan ``elexions``; `En Contacto` starting late almost 1338, first item about a PEI lighthouse activated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, May 20 at 0538, YHWH is on and audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 530 kHz, May 19 circa 1930 UT, I am driving along Rupe street near Vance AFB, so try to hear K530AM on caradio --- not a bit of it vs high storm noise level. Back home with a BFO I can tell the carrier is still on, 1229 UT check May 20 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 338 kHz, May 20 at 1222 UT, ND beacon TU. I`ll bet it`s Tulsa --- yes, 30 watts per dxinfocentre. I don`t recall hearing this one before, yet a close one; is it always on? Post sunrise, after the storm noise has abated a bit, I am tuning for what I can pull through on LW. One other:

356 kHz, May 20 at 1225 UT, ND beacon PTT; let`s see, Pittsburg KS? NO, Pratt KS, 25 watts, heard before. I`m axually tuned to 354 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 7824.5-LSB, May 20 at 1237 UT, ham discussing 2m repeater frequencies, only one station audible, not his contacts. Must be another second harmonic from the 3.9 MHz band --- so check 3912.25 --- no, the same guy is really on 3912.50-LSB; why not an exact match? Evidently the NCS, but seldom mentions his own call. The other non-harmonicizing stations can be heard only on the fundamental.

Someone else, K5MRK, Mark, calls him W5AS, and finally his own ID at 1245. Refers to a store in Edmond, an event June 2, QCWA chapter 63 (but it sure sounded like they were saying QCWH). All about it here:
http://www.qcwa.org/qcwa063/index.html
Sunday at 7:30 am CT is the ``W5AS Memorial Net``, 3912.5 +/- 2 kHz
But I cannot find any individual name to go with call W5AS! ARRL/FCC:

CENTRAL OKLA CHAPTER 63 QCWA, W5AS (Club)
3509 PATTERSON DRIVE
EDMOND, OK 73013
ATTN: HOWARD O WISE JR
Trustee: WISE JR, HOWARD O, WD5IDB
Previous call sign: KC5QVX

However, the ch 63 website says: ``Sadly, Howard O. Wise, WD5IDB, former Net Manager became a SK on July 14, 2017``. The QRZ.com page for W5AS is even more out of date from September, 2015. So no telling who is now operating the harmonic-producing club station (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9380, May 20 at 1251, hymn in clear at S9-S7, no QRM, 1253 English outro as ``Fly Like an Eagle`` and into Chinese talk. We are counting the days until FEBC get around to moving to 9275 on May 27. Alok Dasgupta, Kolkata, explains on the dx_india yg, replying to my original report April 1:

``After several correspondence between 16th April and 27th April, Mr. Samuel E. Ponilas, Transmission Manager of FEBC in Manila informed that they're moving to 9275 effective 27th May 2018 at 1000-1600 in Chinese replacing 9380 as AIR is using this almost 24x7. FEBC moved to 9380 as 9430 is now reserved for IRDR project``

Ah, so: HFCC shows IRDR the only [non]-station officially on 9430: usual SMG CVA as placeholder, but only at 01-12, 13-14, 16-24 for all 85 CIRAF zones with 100 kW at 0 degrees (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1930 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, confirms: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, May 19:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_19.html
0630-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, poor signal``

Not confirmed on WBCQ 9330v, Sat May 19 at 2130 or 2330, as Brother HyStairical rages on. Confirmed Sat May 19 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, poor.

Also confirmed UT Sun May 20 at 0200 on WRMI 7780, JBA --- so the revised program schedule is wrong for removing WOR from this airing. Also confirmed by Alan Gale, England: ``Hi Glenn, I can confirm that World of Radio 1930 is on 7780.0 kHz at 0200 UT on Sunday 20th of May; it's putting a very strong signal into the UK at the moment. 73 for now, Alan`` --- with a clip of exactly when I mention uncertainty about this emission. Glad to know it is doing well over there, even if in the middle of the night; get some sleep, Alan!

Also confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 kHz CUSB on May 20
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_20.html
1031-1100 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CEu Sun, poor/weak signal`` Next:

Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1931?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1931?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Correcting previous report which started with typo 7390.04:

7490.04 to 7490.03, UT Sat May 19 at 0001, WBCQ opening `Allan Weiner Worldwide` with ``William Tell Overture``, but soon apparent it`s another oldie playback, in fact the same one heard last night, despite AW claiming to be ``live`` --- should have edited that out; with girlfriend Angela and the WE mic; I thought that was from Feb, but at 0053 recheck he`s referring to Brother Scare having been arrested ``last month``, which was December. Unlike last week, this show is not duplicated on 9330 where BS continues. 5129.8 probably is // but a JBA carrier buried in the summer storm noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, May 19 at 2218, secret WRMI transmission is still on here, with Oldies music at S7-S4, better than before, but still much weaker than 9395 at S9-S9+5, which also sounds like Oldies music but *not* // 9455. 9455 with definite WRMI IDs at 2220 & 2221 before and after Dish Network commercial (their only spot advertiser??). Listened to 9395 past 2231 with no announcements, until a Biermann ID at 2234.

9455 recheck May 20 at 1254, a JBA carrier, presumably still WRMI, as Bangladesh is not starting its Nepali until 1315.

As of May 19, no recent posts on WRMI FB where sometimes there is station news not available anywhere else. As of May 20, still nothing on the WRMI skedgrids about 9455 really being on the air! Searching http://tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs for 9455 gets no hits in the transmission or program schedules. And still no reply to my inquiry (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, May 19 at 2225, rare bit in Portuguese on WRMI, predicating/preaching in Luso, not Brasilian accent. Sked shows ``Frank y [sic] Ernest (Port)`` at 2315-2330 Sats. Believe besides the RAE relay at 11-12 M-F, this is the only other PP item on WRMI sked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Sat May 19 at 1830, WTWW-2 is active with Ted interviewing a YL who runs recnet and private FCC-info websites, fcc.today and fccdata.org --- thus she is an authority on FCC broadcast axions, not ham. Refers to Huntsville (AL, not TX!) hamfest, which was in August, maybe when/where this was recorded, rather than current Xenia hamfest. Never hear her name, as Ted doesn`t re-introduce guests in protracted chats, but must be Michelle Bradley per http://recnet.com/about --- Ends at 1906, and on to music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1706 UT May 20

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 18-19, 2018  View Printable Version 
Saturday, May 19 2018

Hauser
** CUBA. 11860, May 18 at 2134, RHC in Spanish, post-Castro president what`s-his-name remarx on plane crash, // 11760, 11840, 12000. Aoki lacks any 11860 entries for RHC! EiBi shows Spanish at 21-23 to Europe, following 1930-2100 French/Portuguese/Arabic. This must really mess up the Saudi/Yemen service. Neither that nor RHC in HFCC so they`re on their own (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9530, May 19 at 0102, RHC is S9+20 // 11760, ex-9535! A mistake, or QSY? Now it blox any trace of the Progreso 2 x 4765 harmonic, and 4765 music is certainly not // this. That leaves 14295 third harmonic possible (not to be confused with another third harmonicizer, Tajikistan). In the morning, however, RHC still on 9535 at 1350 check May 19 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6270, May 19 at 0627, RHC English is JBA on this leapfrog mixing product of 6060 over 6165 another 105 kHz higher. Also a weaker JBA carrier on 6230, which is 6100 over 6165 another 65 kHz higher. Since they exist, altho Arnie will never admit it, I must add them to DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS schedule after 0500 for DXers Unlimited. 6000 is not involved with these, since it`s from a different site, QuivicÃn, than 6060/6100/6165, all Bauta, per EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, May 19 at 1353, S9+30 open carrier except for a swishing sound, instead of RHC Spanish which is supposed to run here until 1400. Rather, that transmitter is off, and the CRI relay transmitter is on early, as ``China Plus Radio`` with ``CRI news`` starts undermodulatedly at 1400, and this time with no overlap. Aoki/NDXC says 13740 CRI at 1400 is QuivicÃn site, but doesn`t know about RHC until 1400. EiBi says the latter is Bejucal site. Meanwhile, RHC is nominal on 13700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17550, May 18 at 2010, very weak Arabic, S0-S1, as R. Kuwait is scheduled at 20-24, and barely propagating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565, May 19 at 1354, K6FRC beacon CW IDs repeating, JBA from Patterson, California. I tune the HIFER band at least once a day, but hearing any of them is a rarity. My last log was March 9 at 1524. LWCA list shows K6FRC on 13565.035 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13670, Friday May 18 at 2132, dead air at S9+20, and the SSOB! Too bad there`s no modulation from Greenville for the M-F 2130-2200 VOA Bambara service. Listed GB // is 15120, unheard; 9490 Ascension, 11900 Vatican, unchecked. (RHC also uses 13670 but only at 11-12 per Aoki). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1930 monitoring: not confirmed Friday May 18 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330v, as BS still playing at 2334. Since WBCQ won`t tell me what their intention is about this, how much longer need I keep checking for sporadic WOR playbax?

Not confirmed, Saturday May 19 at 1457 on 6190 HLR via UTwente, nothing audible. But Alan Gale, England, reports:

``Hi Glenn, Mixed conditions again today on 6190, Radio Tropical was weak but audible, but the signal went down again during Media Network. World of Radio started to fade up around 1446 UT and by 1451 the signal was quite good and stayed audible right until the HLR sign off at 1500. There was also a noticeable carrier on the channel earlier, and checking this on USB it should a zero beat at 6191 kHz, so if it comes from a BC station, then it's off frequency. I was able to remove this with a notch filter, though it wasn't noticeable after WoR came up in strength.`` Next:

Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND [off this week, back May 26]
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe][or 2330?]
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE [canceled?]
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND [off this week, back May 27]
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1931?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1931?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7390.04 to 7490.03, UT Sat May 19 at 0001, WBCQ opening `Allan Weiner Worldwide` with ``William Tell Overture``, but soon apparent it`s another oldie playback, in fact the same one heard last night, despite AW claiming to be ``live`` --- should have edited that out; with girlfriend Angela and the WE mic; I thought that was from Feb, but at 0053 recheck he`s referring to Brother Scare having been arrested ``last month``, which was December. Unlike last week, this show is not duplicated on 9330 where BS continues. 5129.8 probably is // but a JBA carrier buried in the summer storm noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, May 18 at 2007, music at VP level, much weaker than S6 9395 WRMI relay of RAE in Italian. At 2135, 9455 is a JBA carrier, still much weaker than 9395 now with S4-S9 of Oldies. At 2325, JBA English talk, gospel huxter? Now I search for possible parallels --- not 9395, not 7780, not 7570=BS, not 9955, not 9475-WTWW, not 6115-WWCR. At 2340 there seem to be two audios on 9455, one of them Brother Scare; 2344, gospel music, no //s. 2348, another fadeup now sounds like Bob Biermann low-key preaching in `Your Weekend Show`, mixing with something else. 2359 no IDs audible.

Two audios is a symptom of a mixing product, but I cannot figure out any mathematical explanation, by the usual formulas, such as 2B-A, 2A-B, A+B, or B-A, for any combination of WRMI frequencies. I also try my two local overloaders, 1390 and 960, with no fits. If it`s two different transmitter sites, that means the mixture is resulting locally here. But what are the chances of such occurring on a frequency WRMI has just stopped using? Or as I suggested before, remotely possible somepirate is doing this to confuse us.

As of May 19, the WRMI skedgrid claims that not one of the 14 transmitters is on 9455 at any time. I continue to suspect for some reason WRMI is experimenting with an exciter running on 9455, and/or some antenna angle bad for us resulting in such a weak signal. Or it could be something unintentional. I`ve asked WRMI about it, but no reply yet. Should this go away, that may imply they got the message and fixed it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, May 18 at 2007, WTWW-2 is on again, gospel/C&W music at S9+50, flanked by the plus/minus 12.9 kHz spur carriers. Perhaps there will be a lot more unusual activity from WTWW during the Xenia Hamvention this weekend? But 2035 and 2130 rechex, 9930`s air is dead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6014.5 approx., May 19 at 0629, extremely distorted music and talk in Spanish at S5-S3 â at first I suspect Conciencia, Colombia out of 6010v transmitter as it has done before, but then at 0637 I find a match on 5925.5 at S9, call-in show, stronger than the upper one, so both are squeezed out of the 5970 WEWN transmitter which itself is just barely modulated! 5925.5 demodulates much better, almost quiet, when tuned in FM mode! Way out of whack, plus and minus 44.5 kHz. But by 1345 recheck, 5970 is back in whack with normal amplitude modulation level and no spurs audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15670, May 19 at 1359, no sign of DRM noise, as WINB is supposed to be testing at 11-17 UT with 15 kW. Ooops, this is Saturday and it`s Monday-Friday only per this from Hans Johnson via Alokesh Gupta:

``A new ASI transmitter, a CE-50000WS, is on the following test schedule: Monday-Friday 1100-1700 UT on 15670 kHz. The transmitter is rated at 15 kW and is using a rhombic antenna at 62 degrees. At times when the ASI transmitter is not being tested, WINB will be testing in DRM via its existing Continental 417B transmitter on 9265 kHz via a rhombic antenna beamed 242 degrees. Programming is from WINB's Internet audio stream and is in English and Spanish``.

On the WOR io group, Tim Gaynor in Australia wondered, ``Any ideas on what bitrate they will be using? A common problem with other DRM transmissions is they use a too high bitrate which makes DXing DRM difficult``

Alokesh replied with a screenshot, which Alexander Busneag, Germany interprets: ``8.28 kbps --- seems good. But wait: It's MSC 64-QAM, and only 5 kHz wide - so it has the same robustness like a 10 kHz wide DRM transmission with 17.5 kbps! Visit page 21 of the "DRM Handbook 2018":
http://www.drm.org/DRM_Handbook_2018.pdf
for more information on DRM system bitrates``.

15670 is in fact registered those hours in HFCC, but as 50 kW in D = NOT DRM, rather regular analog. It will be interesting to observe how the wobbly old 9265 transmitter handle DRM! A third WINB on the books is 7325 at 07-09 M-F, 50 kW analog at 62 degrees.

Stephen Luce, Houston TX, asks, ``What is an "ASI" transmitter? Nothing about that and the "CE-50000WS" on a quick Google search. What company is this?`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1717 UT May 19

 

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