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Glenn Hauser logs April 1-2,, 2020  View Printable Version 
Thursday, April 02 2020

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, April 1 circa 2015, WRMI relaying Prague in
Amerenglish somewhat distorted, but too weak to copy by 2040 whether
it`s still Radio Tirana --- which current sked shows is the only
remaining time, 2030 Mon-Thu and Sat, blown away from 0230 or 0130
repeat times. See also USA: WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [non]. 11880, April 1 at 1445, NO signal from CRI Plus,
English relay via CUBA, which started March 29 at 1400-1600, ex-15700
which has not come back either. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba.
Nor anything on 9570, the pre-1400 Cuban relay in case forgot to QSY.
But we do hear CRI this hour on 13710 via EAST TURKISTAN: see SAUDI
ARABIA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COSTA RICA. 18127-USB, April 1 at 1437, Javier, TI2##, the OSOB in
contact from CR, call and name fonetik but too much fading to copy.
Maybe only one-letter suffix. Just to show that propagation is barely
open over this path (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 711.00 kHz, April 2 at 0025, presumed R. Rebelde
off-frequency hetting legitimate 710.00 kHz stations --- again and
also again the ~200/minute beat or 3.33 Hz from another 711 kHz
transmitter, in Cuba or somewhere. Now 31 minutes before LSS here of
0056 and only legit TA`s making it this early are 891 Algeria and much
weaker 936 presumed Morocco. Since 711 was first widely heard across
North America March 25, it seems everyone else quickly lost interest
in it/them (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, April 1 at 2326, RHC English is S9+10/20 but now
distorted and hummy, much like 15140 has long been earlier in the day
including 1900 English. Tsk2. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15730, April 1 at 2329, RHC already opening Brazuguese for
2330, now also distorted much like 11880 English. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, April 1 at 2015, Dengé Welat clandestine
via FRANCE, mostly talk in Kurdish or Turkish; by 2039 clear ID and
mostly music, enjoyable songs as long as I don`t understand the lyrix,
S7-S9 right up to 2100* cutoff (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 5165.04, April 2 at 0014, S7 JBA music, must be a
pirate; low weaker het from closer to 5165.00, maybe birdie. Depend on
hfunderground to clear it up: numerous logs here
as Radio Illuminati starting at 2133 April 1 until off at 0032 April
2. AFD is reputed to be a prime day for piracy, but only one I hear,
none on 6.9 MHz band (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA [non]. 13710, April 1 at 1441, S9-S7 of Amerenglish,
must be CRI on NF for A-20, instead of SBC, which was a regular here
scheduled 15-18 until the end of B-19, and besides, it was always
off-frequency, unlike this, which runs this hour only, 500 kW,
ubiquitous 308-degree azimuth from Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN, land of
brainwashing Uighurs. In fact with 11880 CUBA relay AWOL, it`s our
best CRI signal now. (Well, I should recheck for Sa`udi after 1457.)

Furthermore, am not hearing anything on 11820+ in our afternoons,
which was another Sa`udi regular at 18-23. As of latest HFCC March 30,
still not a single entry for ARS transmitters, nor even a blank space
in the schedules by Broadcasters or FMOs. Is anyone hearing Sa`udi on
SW, or have any access to a current schedule?

Ordinarily there would not have been many changes from previous
season. Here`s the B-19 schedule:

Nothing after 2300, but B19 scheduled to start at 0200: 7410; from
0230: 9800; all these from 0300, mostly but not all in Arabic: 9580,
9675, 9835, 11710, 12025, 13650, 13660, 15170, 15220, 17760, 17895,
21665. Is anyone hearing any of these? Nothing at UTwente on 7410 by
0216 April 2. Jeff White says Sa`udis did not attend A-20 HFCC in KL
Malaysia, but have not withdrawn from the organisation (Glenn Hauser,

** SWAZILAND. 9585-, April 1 at 1448, noisy open carrier S7-S4,
presumably TWR which is scheduled to start at 1453 with
Malagasy/French service; slightly off-frequency minus. May well be
long-path, aimed ENE (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. 7780, April 1 at 2218, R. Taiwan in Spanish with
Chinese lesson, confirmed new WRMI relay toward Europe, but only fair
at UTwente SDR. Should be 2200-2230 only despite self-contradictory
WRMI grid as 2200-2300 on 7780 #1 transmission sked; RTI publicity via
Nino Marabello says they will be half-hours altho original Spanish may
be for an hour. Not officially starting until UT April 6.

5010 // 5800 // 7780, April 2 at 0200, RTI Spanish via three WRMI
frequencies contrary to schedule, repeating the ancient special about
World Radio Day which was Feb 13 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 1 at 2200, NO signal from VOT English, despite
this being the *only* transmission correctly announced in their
sign-on! RTTY from NAU Puerto Rico is however running until it stops
at 2210*, still no VOT, all as monitored at UTwente, let alone Enid.
That`s a 25% success rate so far for VOT in A-20. Something`s always
awry at Ankara, erroneous at Emirler.

9830, April 1 at 2347 recheck direct, now it`s on -- Turk music and
soon conveniently ID in German, Die Stimme der Türkei! So they
couldn`t get English going on time, but sometime since 2210 came on
the air including spurious 2300- hour in German, just like they used
to do far too often on 5960 at 0000 failing to turn that off after
English at its later winter hour. At 2352 runs the
multi-multi-language ID filler reel starting with English. But wait:
there`s more.

2353 IS keeps on going, and BTW, it sounds off-key in USB unless more
precisely tuned to 9830.04 or .05. 2356 starts inserting ID amid IS in
yet another language; 2359 I recognize it as Luso-Portuguese! Another
totally off-schedule SW transmission. April 2 at 0000:03, timesignal
ends 3 seconds late compared to WWV, and sign-on in Portuguese takes
2.5 minutes to list all the satellite parameters. Since they can`t get
their SW frequencies right in English, I shudder to think how they may
mangle all that Ku-band info. 0003 finally starts the notícias, still
on at 0011. But we don`t get another full hour; by 0024 recheck it`s
off. I can just imagine the sleepyrator at Emirler finally arousing.
Did management notice? WRTH 2020 shows NO VOT Portuguese at any hour
on SW; a rare treat. I hope some Portu-Brasilians caught it (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non?]. 5000.0000, April 2 at 0018, checking WWV for
exact time compared to TURKEY, q.v., also the minute for propagation
info: SF=69, K=3, no disturbances past or future --- but with
extremely fast RTTY QRM on the plus side covering 5000-5004! It`s even
audible by tuning 5000-LSB. What`s that?!?! The little SF band is
sacrosanct (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2027 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday April 1
from 2100:25 on WBCQ 7490.1v, VP in S9 local noise level; slightly
better even backward at far UTwente.

Also confirmed final SWBC, UT Thu April 2 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, good
at UTwente.

WOR 2028 should be downloadable by early UT Friday April 3, and first
SWBC at 2200 on WRMI 9955.

Thanks last week for financial support from Gerald T Pollard, Raleigh
NC, a generous seasonal check in US funds on a US bank, to Glenn
Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

Thanks this week for financial support from Robert Brunner via PayPal
to woradio at yahoo.com --- PP not necessarily in US funds

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Some WRMI observations UT Thursday April 2:
5950 // 9395, closing `Walking in Power` gospel huxter a bit late,
into music, Oldies
7730, Wavescan, first feature about Paraguay

0100: unchecked, except:
7780, WORLD OF RADIO 2027 confirmed, good at UTwente SDR

0130: via Alexandria SDR:
9395 // 5800, Prague in English; new time replacing Tirana; why?
9455, Hal Turner is back; was replaced by TOMBS last night
5850 // 5010, Oldies
7780, Wavescan on Paraguay

7780 // 5800 // 5010, RTI in Spanish on extra frequency, q.v.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15555-USB, April 1 circa 2015, WJHR audible again with what
else; this time also neighbors 15825 WWCR, 15610 WEWN, 13845 WWCR and
perhaps also 15770 WRMI are getting sporadic-E boosts, the latter
relaying Prague in Amerenglish somewhat distorted, but too weak to
copy by 2040 whether it`s still Radio Tirana --- see ALBANIA [non]. DX
MAPS show numerous HF blobs above 16 MHz MUFs mostly over eastern USA
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0222 UT April 2


Glenn Hauser logs March 31-April 1, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, April 01 2020

** CANADA. 362-MCW kHz, March 31 at 0609 UT, dash and SB, 500 watt NDB
at Greater SudBury, Ontario.

326-MCW kHz, March 31 at 0616 UT, dash and YQK, 200 watt NDB at
Kenora, Ontario (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 711 kHz, April 1 at 0033, off-frequency carrier
from presumed R. Rebelde still hetting 710 stations; also again with a
beat upon it of approx. 200/minute = 3.33 Hz, which I have been
assuming is from something in Eurafrica as TA carriers are just
starting to fade in before 0053 UT sunset here, only 891 and 936 at
first, presumed Algeria and Morocco. However if one Cuban can be
off-frequency, so can another. Is the beat still there much later at
night after TA fadeout time, before sunrise, and before anything from
DU? 1 kHz het could be a deliberate jamming tactic to be even more
off-putting than co-channel to ``wacky`` WAQI; but also annoying to
Rebelde`s own audience, but with plenty of alternatives (Glenn Hauser,

** CUBA [and non]. 13740, March 31 at 1337, RHC back here after having
changed to 13780 since March 12; why? It`s S9+20 and // 13700 also
strong. Something`s always wrong at RHC. This puts an end to the weak
leapfrogs I had heard between 13700 and 13780 on 13620 and 13860 ---
so now are there any 40 kHz apart? A JBA carrier on 13660 could be,
but none on 13780. At 1449, 13660 is still there but 13740 is off, so
13660 is something else:

A-20 HFCC shows something from UAE in Dari before 1400 on 13660; BBC
Somali, does it still exist? before 1500 via Uzbekistan on 13660
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, March 31 at 1443, CRI Plus relay is S9+10 but very
undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser,

** CUBA [and non]. 7335 & 7365, April 1 at 0008, finally there is some
jamming audible against Radio Martí`s latest A-20 frequencies, but RM
is atop. There is also still jamming against vacant RM frequencies
7435 and 7355; not to be confused with RM providing its own
``jamming`` in the form of DRM noise 7340-7345-7350 (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** NIGERIA. 7254.9, March 31 at 0604, VON is on at S9+10/20 but JBM
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 350-MCW kHz, March 31 at 0611 UT, RG, allegedly 400 watt
NDB at Will Rogers World Airport, OKC; I am axually tuned to 348-USB,
and hearing it here instead of on 350, and despite 349 GW in
Mississippi betwixt. Several day and night chex for RG lately on 350
have been fruitless; erratic? With air travel drastically curtailed,
more and more beacons may be turned off (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SCOTLAND [non]. 15770, Mar 31 at 1334, JBA carrier from WRMI as
usual, totally off the side to the NW of this NE beam; sometimes by
afternoon it is nevertheless sufficient. This is the Tue 1300 hour for
a new `Encore` classical music test, but will it continue? Brice
reports good reports flooding in from Europe. Yes: it`s already added
to the WRMI skedgrid (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, March 31 at 2201, third day of A-20, VOT finally
manages to get this transmission on air, English to North America
east, but VP on the PL-880 with clip on wire; by 2220 on the NRD-545
it`s only poor S6-S8; no RTTY QRM anyway, I assume like ex-5960 at
2300 it will be hit or miss (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 7275, April 1 at *0259, TRT carrier cuts on with IS and
English ID, VG via UTwente SDR, 5 + 1 timesignal; and sign on with
full English schedule. I copy it in detail, and sure enough there are
errors, which if typical, will last every day for the next 7 months of
A-20!! Something`s always awry at Ankara. In order cited:

``1830 on 9785 to Europe
2030 on 9620 to S Asia, Australia
2200 on 9830 to Europe and eastern USA, Canada
1930 on 15520 to Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Uzbekistan, etc.
0300 on 9515 to Europe and eastern USA, Canada
0600 on 6165 to ME, Arabian peninsula
Please note that the 23-00 and 04-05 broadcasts are pre-recorded``

Then into the Tuesday March 31 news, presumably recorded not later
than 2030, starring with what else? The COVID-19 toll.

Now all the errors; compared to their HFCC schedule at:

The first broadcast of the day is totally omitted, 1230 on 15450!
1930 on 15520 is really at 1630 UT!
1830 is really on 5945, not 9785!
2030 is really on 9875, not 9620!
2200 on 9830 is correct --- when on; how did that happen??
0300 is really on 7275 as I am hearing it, not 9515 as first planned!
0600 on 6165 is really at 0300 UT!

Duh, the 23-24 & 04-05 pre-recorded times are now at 22-23 & 03-04 as
just mentioned (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 349-MCW kHz, March 31 at 0610 UT, GW, 25-watt NDB at
Greenwood, Mississippi (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Survey of what`s really on WRMI frequencies, UT April 1;
much of this at variance with partially updated A-20 skeds at

9395 // 5950, `Jazz From the Left with Raoul` program ID and more
jazz; still at 0057 wrapping up with PayPal request.

5850, similar but not // jazz I at first think is same out of synch;
but at 0057 it`s Slovakia interviewing homeschool kid in English.

5800, SMTV, she got some award for something, bow-bow-bow

9395 // 5950, RAE opening multilingual hour in Spanish instead of
English, explaining COVID-19 quarantine situation disrupting
programming, but that transmissions via WRMI will stay as before;
about relaying LRA-1 870, Radio Nacional (but we don`t really hear it,
yet?), and that`s also being carried by other RN networx. There will
be some programas ``atemporales`` = evergreens. 0107 music break, 0108
into Italian no doubt with similar explanation; and six? more
languages to follow?

5800, SMTV still past 0110+; used to stop here at 0100

7780, music, oldies? BB ID for QSL requests at 0110

9455, Brother Scare, instead of Hal Turner

5850, ME music, World?

5010, Spanish, poor with LAH; ``adiós hasta la próxima semana``, and
R. Taiwán Intl s/off at 0128

9395 // 5950, music breaks and more RAE, Brazuguese

9455, Brother Scare instead of Hal Turner (but he is still on WBCQ
7490.08v, at 0136 discussing Yahweh with a caller)

5850, music, still World? // JBA 7780

5010, Prague in English

7730, La Rosa de Tokio, about UN Radio

9955, gospel huxter in English, jamming

0200: [as monitored via Alexandria VA KiwiSDR; above were direct]

9955, Spanish presumed Praga

9455, Brother Scare

9395 // 5950, Oldies

7780 // 5850, African music, World?

7730, song from somewhere; weak

7570, SMTV platitudes about EU

5800, off

5010, Spanish, sounds like RTI again

5010, Taiwan in Spanish again just closed, 2 or 3 notes of
``Sandunga`` and carrier off. Now on updated System H sked at 0100 on
5010, 0200 on 5010 & 5800, 2200 on 7780 = unconfirmed

5800, still off

5850 // much weaker 9395, Slovakia in English

5950, VP talk, probably SMTV

7570 // much weaker 7730, Brother Scare

7780, Ukraine in English

9455, Oldies

9955, Slovakia in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15745-15750-15755, March 31 at 1334, no signal from WINB DRM
noise where A-20 scheduled M-F at 11-17 UT; is off or not propagating,
daring MUF, 2+ MHz higher than ex-13685-13690-13695?

15770 WRMI & 15825 WWCR are the usual JBA carriers; still no WINB at
1450, when 15034-USB CHR Ontario nearby is poorly propagating. I
remember to rerecheck 15750 at 1659, just in time to hear WINB hybrid
signal weakly, off at 1700* sharp (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15555-USB, March 31 at 2224, gospel huxter quite readable at
S7-S8, as WJHR is getting a sporadic-E boost. DX Map confirms lots of
Es over eastern US up to 52-60 MHz MUFs, altho no blob exactly between
us. Its incredibly more powerful neighbor 15610 WEWN manages only
S4-S5, hardly better than normal for it. I had noticed signs of
15555-USB earlier in the day, and BTW its nominal schedule ends at
2200* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Wed April 1 at 0109, WTWW-2 is off, so no hamshow
from Ted; but 5130 WBCQ is on for its W5KUB ham show, caller from
Wyoming about gardening (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0332 UT April 1


Glenn Hauser logs March 30-31, 2020  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, March 31 2020

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, March 30 at 2130, WRMI, expecting to hear
Italian hour from RAE, but instead it`s in Brazuguese! talking about
this being a special program, due to COVID-19 quarantine; RAE relaying
Radio Nacional domestic; no new programs now via WSMI [sic!], but
replays of old shows, and these announcements in the 8 languages; see
website for news. 2139 a bit of tango and into same info in German.
Probably would have heard the other six during the whole hour.

Then I see a report from Ivo Ivanov that today at 1300-1330 on 15770,
RAE relay was in Spanish/Italian/French/Chinese.

7780, March 30 at 2352 I check the RAE `French` semihour via WRMI, and
hear English, music, 2353 into Chinese.

5800, March 31 at 0241, this WRMI is still on with music, RAE French
announcer from home with same info, part of 8-language rotation. 5010
is off and no //s on 5, 7 or 9 MHz bands. 5800 retuned at 0249, has
gone off in meantime at odd hour. (No full survey of WRMIs this
evening) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 6125, 7355, 7435, March 31 at 0227, the incompetent
DentroCuban Jamming Command with wall-of-noise jamming on all three
against nothing, since in A-20, Radio Martí this hour is now on 5980,
7335 and 7365 all with NO jamming! Also 6030 with jamming as usual but
unusually atop it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, March 30 at 2059 tune-in, good signal with
ME song but cut off at 2100*. It`s Denge Welat, best heard here in a
long time; must tune in earlier. Ivo Ivanov also reports today:

``BRB Denge Welat via Grigoriopol/Issoudun March 30
0600-1600 on 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish, weak+TRT*
1600-2100 on 11530 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish, very good
* co-ch same 11530 EMR 500 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Turkish R. Erdogan!``
No TRT jamming heard before or after 2100 here (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** NORTH AMERICA. 7475, March 31 at 0211, there he is, anti-Christ
pirate Station YHWH with usual screed, thin modulation, but mostly
readable S8-S9; weaker but still on past 0302. Walt Salmaniw was
hearing him better than ever in BC; while Richard Langley heard him
not at all in NB. This time I beat Rick Barton to YHWH; he in AZ tuned
in at 0315.

Walt continues: ``Unlike most other evenings heard, YHWH has remained
at good/very good level for the last hour I've monitored, with only
occasional fades. Continues at 0335 with, "Christianity, the greatest
hoax". An old program heard many times in the past. Josiah promises to
come back after this hour canned program. 7475 went off at 0402:47 UT
with his brief time check (9:04, but actually was only 9:02 PM Pacific
Time). Can anyone make out his last name? Josiah ??? He mentions it,
but with the tinny audio, it's difficult to hear. 73, Walt`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Correxion to one virtual channel cited, 52-1 MyNetwork,
not 51-2, fixed:

RF 23, March 30 circa 1525 UT, underpowered KSBI OKC is decoding thru
one of my antennas with a little tropo help, viz.: 52-1 KSBI-DT, 52-2
BOUNCE, 52-3 LAFF, 52-4 GRIT, 52-5 MYSTERY, each PSIP all-caps. This
matches rabbitears.info with 52-1 as MyNetwork, but not a.k.a.
nickname ``News 9 Plus`` --- that`s only on RF 25, KWTV 9-2. 52-1
takes CBS programming sometimes when bumped off KWTV 9-1, especially
tornado season and now CV to boot (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, March 30 at 2323, REE is VG S9+30/40 in Spanish; if
M/W/F English were to resume it would be at 2200. 9690 was reported
absent yesterday; anyhow it`s all RNE1 domestic relay now (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, March 30 at 2200+, nothing from VOT English as A-20
scheduled to N America; just RTTY de NAU PR; nor at 2227. Something`s
always erroneous at Emirler.

7275, March 31 at 0256, carrier cuts on and off and on at least
thrice; 0259 IS & ID JBA in English, VP around S7 but no QRhaM as they
are perfectly entitled to impose. Don`t TRT know that in the Americas,
this is a hamband? Did no one at HFCC clue them in? Timesignal at 0300
is accurate with WWV, not late! Usual VOT sign-on to W N America with
schedule including 9785, 9830 for earlier airings, but can`t copy it
completely to detect any errors to be prolonged for the next 7 months.
// 6165 to Asia is a JBA carrier. An earlier tentative version of HFCC
A-20 had this on 9515 like last year, thus our expectation, rather
than down to 7275 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 9795, March 30 at 2158-2200+, no signal, nor
at 2227-2230+, unlike yesterday with something SE Asian(?). Sometime
after 2300 however, when my inkpen failed, 9795 does contain something
like that, presumed FEBC Philippines. Maybe they start an hour earlier
on Sundays (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0442 UT March 31


Glenn Hauser logs March 29-30, 2020  View Printable Version 
Monday, March 30 2020


Hi Glenn, My latest Hitlist update.

1) Updated UTC offsets under Croatia, Germany, Greece, Romania
2) Japan - R Japan: Added second link for archived/on-demand shows

The next update will be 5 April to reflect change to UTC offset due to
DST change in New Zealand. Best wishes and 73, Alan Roe

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.97-CUSB, March 30 at 1531, RNASG, LRA36 on again
with a special, tnx tip from Manuel Méndez. Of three Brazilian
KiwiSDRs, Pardinho is maxed out as too often the case: the best one
has been getting too much publicity; wish they could increase its
capacity. JBA via the one near Rio; better at Campo, so I stick on
there for some Spanish mostly too weak to copy but ID in passing at
1538; 1545 brief feedback loop in talk, then music; 1553 full ID; 1602
this SDR times out after 30 minutes but may be restarted; Signal gone
sometime between 1615 and 1620 tho did not hear a sign-off (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 6010, March 30 at 1530, good signal with song in
Brazuguese, on the Rio KiwiSDR still tuned here from my last Colombia
check; so R. Inconfidência is certainly active from BH, at least now
in the daytime; on my way to ANTARCTICA, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. Re my two logs of VY2ZM, PEI on 1845-LSB and 1838-LSB:

``Hi Glenn, I just wanted to comment on this. WPX is the Worked
Prefixes contest, one of the big ones where they activate rarer call
letters for different countries. During contests, which go on for many
hours, the phone operators would lose their voices if they had to keep
calling CQ. So they have it pre-recorded. It often sounds much
different than their voice when they speak to stations which comes
back to the CQ. Contests are only allowed on the older bands 160 to
10, not the newer ones like 17. All the best from Ireland, and keep up
the good work. Regards, Patrick Fitzpatrick``

I was also going to enquire why bother with a VY- call instead of VE-
(or VA-). Not to deny anyone their fun, but this PX tactic seems
totally artificial; still from the same common place, PEI in this
case; administrations complicit in the game (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [non]. 11880, March 30 at 1505, CRI Plus relay via CUBA is
now here for A-20, ex-15700 at 14-16; S9+20 and undermodulated but
sufficient today. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser,

** IRAN [non]. 12005, March 30 at 1509, S9-S5 of song, good ME music;
in HFCC parlance it`s USAGM in Fas via WOF, i.e. Radio Farda in
Persian via Woofferton UK at 13-18; also 11-13 via LAMpertheim,
Germany (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA SOUTH. 9100, March 30 at 1517, JBA carrier, no doubt Echo of
Hope; Ron Howard and I agree it was on 9095 yesterday (Glenn Hauser,

** OKLAHOMA. RF 23, March 30 circa 1525 UT, underpowered KSBI OKC is
decoding thru one of my antennas with a little tropo help, viz.: 52-1
KSBI-DT, 52-2 BOUNCE, 52-3 LAFF, 52-4 GRIT, 52-5 MYSTERY, each PSIP
all-caps. This matches rabbitears.info with 51-2 as MyNetwork, but not
a.k.a. nickname ``News 9 Plus`` --- that`s only on RF 25, KWTV 9-2.
52-1 takes CBS programming sometimes when bumped off KWTV 9-1,
especially tornado season and now CV to boot (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SWAZILAND [and non]. 9585, March 30 at 1523, fast SAH between two
equal signals colliding, one in Chinese? HFCC shows TWR in
Malgache/French until 1525 and CRI Japanese from Xi`an during whole
hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. 5800, UT Mon Mar 30 at 0129, tune-in WRMI just in
time to hear Spanish closing of RTI yet again, another week of tests
at 0100 --- or is this now permanent? Then at 0130.5 into R. Prague //
9395, replacing WOR which aired on both exactly one week ago (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [non]. 9830, March 29 at 2200, NO signal from VOT English to
N America on the first day of A-20, but no NAU RTTY either, just my
internal birdie. 2222 checking via UTwente, nothing there either, nor
on ex-5960 which was starting at 2300. Something`s always erroneous at
Emirler --- sporadic operation then and now (long before any CV

9515, March 30 at 0337, trying again for VOT English to W North
America on new A-20 schedule from 0300. Oops, latest HFCC shows NOT
sked on 9515 like A-19, but on 7275 not only for Europe but North
America, invading our 40m hamband! and 7275 was heard the night before
by Jon Collins in UK. That I must check; the // for Asia now 6165
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2027 monitoring: reconfirmed gone
from Sunday March 29 airing at 2130 on WRMI 7780, rather something
musical on poor signal. Attrition of 7780 airings in the 21 UT hour to
zero means the remaining ones are all in the middle of the night in
European target, altho good in the evening for NE America, SE Canada
on the way.

7780, UT Mon Mar 30 at 0130, confirmed on WRMI, fair --- but NOT on
5800 like last week, nor 9395 which had been // before then. Both of
those are now carrying R. Prague International, in English, Sunday
Music Show. Permanent change, or confusion?

WRN via webcast and satellite, UT Mon Mar 30 at 0130, WOR 2027
confirmed here one UT hour earlier now that UK is on BST, even tho
this service is for N America, which timeshifted two sesquiweeks ago.

Also confirmed UT Mon Mar 30 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, fair.

Also confirmed UT Mon Mar 30 starting at 0303.5 on Area 51 webcast,
after raucous laughter from Julie`s Wild Kingdom; fair S9+10 on WBCQ
5130 at 0313 check.

Also confirmed UT Mon Mar 30 at 0337 the 0330 on WRMI 9955, fair S9
and no jamming.

Also confirmed Mon Mar 30 from 1800.5 on IRRS 7290, VG via UTwente
SDR, now shifted one UT hour earlier for summer time. Already on 7290
at 1757 with music fill, 1800 ID and one semi-minute of three FSN
headlines. And now, NO ACI from either side, nor is any sked in HFCC.
However there is some splash from 7280 Vietnam in Spanish, when
musical. Finishes at 1829.5, more FSN for about 5 minutes, then the
so-called `Shortwave Report` which if really 30 minutes (29?) long is
going to get chopped off by 1900*

Next WORs:
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Thanks last week for financial support from Gerald T Pollard, Raleigh
NC, a generous seasonal check in US funds on a US bank, to Glenn
Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

Thanks this week for financial support from Robert Brunner via PayPal
to woradio at yahoo.com --- PP not necessarily in US funds

Full updated schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7490v), UT Mon March 30 circa 0010 check, WBCQ webcast is
still encoring `Encore`, which supposedly ended a biweek ago. Heard an
announcement for Schumann Fantaisie in C, something by Rameau which
are not on this week`s playlist dated 28/3:
and apparently previous playlists are inaccessible. No complaints
about keeping classical going! Encore is still on the WBCQ 7490
program schedule for UT Monday 00-01.

9455, March 30 after 0200, `Encore` on WRMI with a good signal via
Rochester NY KiwiSDR.

BTW, Brice Avery says his day job is a hospital doctor, so he`s plenty
busy. He says there will be another Encore broadcast this Tuesday
March 31 at 1300 on WRMI 15770, which is NE toward Europe (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13685-13690-13695, March 30 at 1425, DRM noise from WINB is
gone for A20, not around 15115 either, but forgot the NF:
15745-15750-15755 at 11-17 M-F; the rest, per HFCC: 0830-1100 M-F on
9975-9980-9985; same frequency Sat & Sun 0700-1000 --- really on
weekends too now?? 0700-0830 M-F 7310-7315-7320 (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A. 17774.991 approx., March 30 at 1501, KVOH propagating S4-S6
with jazz, nice for a change, but not for long: ID in English as on
``17.775``, into Spanish about CV-19 with some more jazz mentioned
with accompaniment; unseems like `Frecuencia al Dia` as sked now on
Monday & Friday. As always slightly off-frequency minus from old(?))
transmitter; also as compared to WWV/H carrier on 15000.000. I don`t
see jazz explicitly on the Spanish program schedule, but there is a
`Jazz Session` hour in English, at 1600 Saturdays (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A. 17815, Mon Mar 30 at 1504, no signal from WHRI which could
be on here daily now; heard yesterday so more likely Sundays, a
Special Day for such adherents (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9795, March 29 at 2229, S9 tonal language, SE Asian?
Rising intonation at end of phrases like Burmese, but unseems that.
HFCC A-20 as of March 28 has a 9795 gap between 21 and 23: NHK
Japanese before, FEBC Iba multilingual westward afterwards. My guess
would be the latter, Philippines in some minolity language. No clues
in expired B-19 skeds either (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 2035 UT March 30


Glenn Hauser logs March 29, 2020  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 29 2020

** CANADA. 1838-LSB, March 29 at 0615 UT, ``CQ Contest`` over and over
from VY2ZM --- same guy Jeff in Monticello PEI I heard last night on
1845-LSB, so New Frequency! And again, the *only* phone station
audible on entire 160m. His CQs are all identical, so I am suspecting
automated recordings. Is he sound asleep, also set up for automated
QSOs if anyone ever answers? CW hams are commonly automated, obviously
hand-keying being too much trouble at least for routine CQs, so why
not phone? But where are all the other contesters, and what contest is
it? Per
``CQ WW WPX Contest, SSB: 0000Z, Mar 28 to 2359Z, Mar 29`` which is
multi-band, everyone else on 80, 40, 20, 15 or 10m --- never mind the
so-called WARC additional in-between bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 9200, March 29 at 1335, S2 JBM seems Chinese, like also on
stronger CNR1 jammer 11785 tho not tried to match. Presumably CNR1
jammer against Sound of Hope. Not the same as the open carrier often
heard here from the North American area (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13780, March 29 at 1459, RHC still on here at S9+10 but JBM,
while // 13700 is much weaker but fully modulated. No spurs heard.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 13605, March 29 at 1330, Radio Martí loud & clear
on revived A-20 channel, ex-13820 where wall-of-noise jamming
continues from the incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command, too stupid
to figure out RM`s totally predictable and registered seasonal
changes; but then Arnie forbids involvement with yanqui-run HFCC, so
the jam frequency manager may not even be allowed to look at it (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 13755, March 29 at 1459 open carrier, 1500 Chinese,
poor with flutter. It`s CRI via Kashgar, land of brainwashing Uighurs,
this hour only, 500 kW at 308 degrees for Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** PHILIPPINES. 9320, March 29 at 1337, S9 ``Can`t Help Falling In
Love With You`` by Elvis. Something new here, and I bet it`s VOA
Korean which plays a lot from The American Songbook. Yes, soon
announcement in Korean mentioning Elvis and Streisand. HFCC A-20
confirms it`s VOA KK via Tinang, 12-14 UT, 250 kW at 21 degrees, their
beam toward Korea but also carrying right on USward (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** TURKEY. 15450, March 29 at 1326, JBA carrier on the first day of
A-20, as VOT English to Europe and USward is back here from 1230, ex
starting at 1330 on 12035. Let`s hope this propagation improve into
summer. Off at 1331 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2027 monitoring, Next:
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 [canceled March 22; reconfirm]
0130 UT Monday WRN satellite and webcast, confirm ex-0230
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130.5 Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW; reconfirm new 5800 Mar 23 to
but since then 5800 has been off air by this hour
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? [ex-1900] to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Thanks last week for financial support from Gerald T Pollard, Raleigh
NC, a generous seasonal check in US funds on a US bank, to Glenn
Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

Thanks this week for financial support from Robert Brunner via PayPal
to woradio at yahoo.com --- PP not necessarily in US funds

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
The Eurotimes to be earlied by an hour shortly
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17815, March 29 at 1456, S9+10 gospel huxter in English, the
OSOB; as WHRI is now registered 250 kW at 85 degrees for Africa, daily
at 14-21 UT, but maybe not fully occupied (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 820, March 29 at 0647 UT, the guys at Red Eye Radio`s WBAP
are getting torn up by CCI from mostly women voices, also talk in
English. This should not be happening so close to a `clear` channel
from Fort Worth. Makes SAH of 128/minute, just over 2.0 Hz. But wait:
fortunately at 0653 UT two clear IDs for WCPT in program promo, so
it`s Chicago`s Progressive Talk. U2 5.8/1.5 kW from Willow Springs.

Night pattern is supposed to be all to the NNE, nothing thisaway:

Daytime map is roughly circular but an expanded lobe to the SW.

Obviously WCPT is on day facilities, invoked on emergency basis, or
error? Like to think the former. RER is anything but Progressive. WWBA
in FL used to collide with WBAP also with RER, but not now (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Minor regional tropo morning of March 29, much less than
previous days. Hepburn maps predicted minor enhancement south of here,
not north, but only decodee circa 1500 UT is RF 31, 31-1 KDCU-DT Derby
KS; several other BAD VHF and UHF bars match for the Wichita market
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2800, March 29 at 0613 UT, JBA carrier vs high storm
noise level --- likely second harmonic of one of the hundreds of 1400
kHz stations; rather than fourth harmonic of one of the few 700s, nor
5 x 560. Alert: worth further pursuit also by others (Glenn Hauser,

This report dispatched at 1653 UT March 29


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