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Glenn Hauser logs June 24-25, 2022  View Printable Version 
Saturday, June 25 2022

Hauser
** CUBA. 15230, June 24 at 1427, RHC is S9 here but just barely
modulated, unlike 15140 at S9+10. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 6185-, June 24 at 0638, XEPPM S8/S9+10, piano and vocal
song, undermodulated, still going altho on previous reactivated nights
signed off circa 0500, then 0600; back to all-night? (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2144 monitoring: confirmed first
broadcasts UT Friday June 24 at 0130 on WRMIs: 7730, S9+22 into
Maryland SDR; 5850, S9+15/25 into Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed UT Friday June 24 at 0330 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10 into
Maryland SDR altho way offbeam to the SW from FL.

Also confirmed Friday June 24 at 1430 on WRMI 9955, S9/S5 direct and
no jamming audible but seems undermodulated. BTW now and various other
chex lately, no spurs audible from this on 9950/9960 nor 9945/9965.

Also confirmed Friday June 24 from 1815.5 on IRRS SW via Bulgaria
7290, S8/S9 into UTwente with storm crashes; and via AM Italia, Villa
Estense, via nearby IZ3EAW SDR at Padova, at 1820 where 1323 is S9 and
918 also on at S5, but no 207 kHz. What went before WOR:

1323, AM Italia, Villa Estense, tuned in at 1758, IW3HBX FlyDog SDR at
Noale, some unID talk program chopped off at 1800 for IRRS ID and
Feature Story News. As usual, IRRS SW via Bulgaria not cut on until
later, 1800:50, JIP FSN, only S2/S3 into Galway, Ireland SDR, but
S8/S9 into UTwente, Netherlands. 1806 songs of unknown source. 1813
about hunger in NE Nigeria, program fragment source unknown. 1815 IRRS
SW ID with contact info, 1815:30 WOR.

WOR 2144 also confirmed Friday June 24 at 2030 on AM Italia 1323 & 918
but not 207. Checked earlier at 2011 with Beatles music, via Noale,
1323 at S9+18, 918 slightly stronger S9+20.

Also confirmed UT Saturday June 25 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9/+20 direct
but noisy

Also confirmed UT Saturday June 25 from 0400:15 on WBCQ Radio Angela,
5130, S9/+10 with storm noise into Maryland SDR. Next:

0700 UT Saturday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0430]
1324vUT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW [to be canceled? still June 19]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

For these noncommercial services, voluntary financial support is much
appreciated; thanks this week for a generous quarterly check at
Solstice & Equinox from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, to Glenn
Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to
woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. June 24 at 0100 UT, DXMAP shows a Es MUF spike of 112 MHz at
a good distance to the east of here, so I hasten to the caradio in the
hot garage. I now have a lot of experience tuning the 92-98 MHz range
for what`s DX and what`s not, fortunately with quite a few frequencies
free of locals and semis, but all with some fringers at least. At
0102, something on 93.1 barely overcomes the Kansan, with an
artificially sped-up legal ID of maybe three stations so fast that who
could copy it in detail? They must be ashamed of those weird call
letters they have to say instead of whatever their cute branding may
be --- but I do copy one call in the spurt, altho not 100% sure of it:
WCFC? But then the slogan ``broadcasting from Wildwood, the doo-wop
capital of the world``. That`s pretty definitive, immediately leading
to New Jersey in a search:

https://wildwoodsnj.com/the-wildwoods-nj-the-doo-wop-capital-of-the-world/
And looking at the 93.1s in NJ, WTFDA db leads us to:
WEZW relays: WMID 1340 93.1 WILDWOOD CREST NJ CLASSIC OLDIES WMID 4.1
kW 68.0 m 38-59-34 74-48-48 61D8 //WCMC 1230
Therefore the ID I copied was really WCMC, but I was really hearing on
93.1 WEZW, which is somehow also in a threesome with WMID.
Search radio-locator.com on WCMC and you get:
https://www.classicoldieswmid.com/
which is for ``Classic Oldies WMID, 1340 AM Atlantic City, 1230 AM
Cape May, and NOW ON 93.1 FM!`` --- The distance fromto Wildwood is
2044 km = 1270 mi. Or Wildwood Crest just a smidgin closer if that`s
the real site. Not too far but pushing it, near the southern tip of
NJ, rare state here on FM. NYC FMs are virtually unheard at 2124 km =
1320 mi from Manhattan. And this was the only Es DX heard or IDed in
this session. Otherwise:

94.3, June 24 at 0109 with weather, but temps et al. are very like
Enid, since it`s ``Pete 94.3``, i.e. K232FI, the Stillwater OK
250-watt translator tail wagging the dog of KSPI 780, then rock. But
not usually heard with 94.3 dominated by the Bott station in Kansas
with which this is CCI (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** U S A. June 24 at 2100 UT I see on DXMAP Es MUF above 90 MHz to the
NE, so head for the hot car in the hot garage where the outside temp
is 104F. All logs on my own ears in real time, on my own radio, no
internet access, no recordings; but notes researched later mainly on
the WTFDA FM Database. Stock 2004 Nissan radio with no RDS, and
fender-mounted vertical antenna only. Note the rather low powers
listed for some of them, all same H&V unless H only. m figures next
are antenna height above average terrain. All times strictly UT.
Distances approx., city-to-city, not site-to-site.

94.1 at 2115, ``24/7 --- Hits 94-1 The Breeze``. At 2135, ad for
Thomas Theater Group in Marquette; 2136, forecast hi 74? degrees,
``from WJMN Local-3 meteorologist for 94-1 The Breeze``:
WUPK 94.1 MARQUETTE MI SOFT AC 94-1 THE BREEZE 4.4 kW 116.0 m Soft
Rock --- 1424 km = 885 mi

94.5 at 2118, Y-94, ad for St. Joseph`s Health; something between
Utica/Rome and Syracuse; free jazz festival in Syracuse. This is one
NY catch way out of the WI/UPMI area for all the rest:
WYYY 94.5 SYRACUSE NY ADULT CONTEMPORARY Y-94 100.0 kW 198.0 m Y94 The
80's to now Adult Hits --- 1993 km = 1239 mi

90.7 at 2122, NPRish talk squeezing between my adjacents, unseems //
ATC on 91.7 KOSU

92.3 at 2124, about Wisconsin football; UW Badgers. 92.3 has three
``full`` powers in WI, each only 6 kW ERP! Clintonville more likely in
PTA west of Green Bay; but Spencer in central WI has a sports format:
WOSQ 92.3 SPENCER WI SPORTS RADIO 92.3 6.0 kW 91.0 m
WJMQ 92.3 CLINTONVILLE WI FROG COUNTRY 92.3 6.0 kW 91.0 m Today's New
Hit Country --- 1195 km = 742 mi

93.1 at 2125, Hardees ad; TDS in Norway and Crystal Falls; 2129 Island
Resort and Casino; adstring also mention Green Bay and downtown
Escanaba [MI]; 2129 & 2133, ``93 K-Rock``. Island Resort & Casino is
in Harris, UPMI. Norway and Crystal Falls are near Iron Mountain MI
inland next to WI. Would WIMK be covering both Escanaba and Green
Bay?
WIMK 93.1 IRON MOUNTAIN MI 93.1 K ROCK 100.0 kW 180.0 m --- 1331 km =
827 mi

But there is also a 93.1 translator in GB itself; no specific ID:
W226BD relays: WGEE 93.5 93.1 GREEN BAY WI COUNTRY 93.5 & 99.7 DUKE FM
0.25 kW 39.7 mH only. Unheard WGEE 93.5 itself is in New London WI,
somewhat west of GB. GB: 1228 km = 763 mi

97.5 at 2130, talk CCI to KMOD Tulsa; 2137, ``Ishpeming, Good Time
Oldies, 97-5 GTO``, so must be this 250-watt translator!
W248BU relays:WQKS-HD3 97.5 ISHPEMING MI OLDIES 97.5 GTO 0.25 kW 320.0
mH only --- but WQKS even if it have separate programing on its HD3 is
way off in Alabama; does not make sense; typo in listing here?
WQKS-FM 96.1 MONTGOMERY AL HD ADULT CONTEMPORARY KISS 96.1 0.9 kW
250.0 m. Ishpeming: 1405 km = 873 mi

Then I search out all the GTOs in MI. There are four of them all
250-watt translators of different AM stations. Two of them are in the
UP on different frequencies, maybe WQXO with a somewhat similar call?
W249DR relays:WQXO-1400 97.7 MUNISING MI
W297CD relays:WMPL-920 107.3 HANCOCK MI

99.5 at 2139, ``Museum and lighthouse open ---``. Well, it sure isn`t
Oklahoma. So I look for Great Lake coastals in PTA of NE WI and UPMI:
Not WI, as there is only Omro west of Oshkosh and a Madison
translator. In MI most likely this coastal near Marquette and
Ishpeming:
WNGE 99.5 NEGAUNEE MI 99.5 K ROCK 3.6 kW 131.0 m --- 1405 km = 873 mi
Also this further east on the UP probably beyond the PTA:
WYSS 99.5 SAULT STE. MARIE MI CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO YES 99.5 100.0 kW
86.0 m Today's Hit Music Top 40 8/2021: remains on 1.3 kw STA since
5/2018. All other 99.5 in MI in non coastal cities or translators
further south in the LP. SSM: 1590 km = 988 mi

100.3 at 2140, weather for eastern UP, call like WEGN? on the Radio
Results Network, and ``100.3 The Point``. RRN is made up of 15
stations in the UP, including 93.1 K-Rock above and this tho it`s in
the western UP:
WUPT 100.3 GWINN MI CLASSIC HITS THE POINT 100.0 kW 156.0 m
MARQUETTE'S CLASSIC HITS --- 1405 km = 873 mi

101.3 at 2143, CCI with Wichita, ad for Midwest Kia, but that turns
out to be Wichita, KFDI

104.7 at 2146, The Fool? The Pool? No, it`s just The Bull, Ponca City
OK

107.5 at 2148, Harrelson`s ad? zone.com? no hits but mentions Green
Bay, so this is just south of there:
WDUZ-FM 107.5 BRILLION WI SPORTS THE FAN 3.6 kW 268.0 m THE FAN 107.5
& 1400 THE FAN Talk -- MUF almost to 108! --- 1199 km = 745 mi

95.1 at 2151, ad mention Marinette, briefly over OK & KS fringers, so
WLST 95.1 MARINETTE WI CAT COUNTRY 100.0 kW 133.0 m --- 1295 km = 805
mi

96.7 at 2152, country songs segué. None in WI but this in UP PTA near
Ishpeming:
WUPG 96.7 REPUBLIC MI COUNTRY MAVERICK 96.7 50.0 kW 107.0 m 96.7
YOOPER COUNTRY THE U.P.'S HOME FOR CLASSIC COUNTRY MUSIC; + booster:
WUPG-FM1 relays:WUPG 96.7 96.7 MARQUETTE MI COUNTRY MAVERICK 96.7 0.25
kW. Republic: 1384 km = 860 mi

104.3 at 2200, mentions Stanton. In case that`s a town, the only ones
with FM, all on other frequencies, are in TX, KY and IA

Now the opening seems to be dying and I sure hope so as I`m in need of
R&R inside to the cool and computer, where I see the DXMAP shows the
nexus of lots of DX including mine has been an MUF peak over southern
Iowa. After that it is indeed falling below the FM band, whew (Glenn
Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, June 24 at 0642, RV with Bislama talk, into music,
S5/S8 on 3 x 3945. Also some OTH radar clicking 11810-11830 but not
QRMing RV. Walt Salmaniw, BC also noted that at 11810-11825. I
continue to urge checking for fifth harmonic on 19725, at least via
remotes westward from there tho I am usually offline before 0600
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0453 UT June 25

 

Glenn Hauser logs June 23, 2022  View Printable Version 
Friday, June 24 2022

Hauser

** ANTARCTICA [non]. Re 12065, BBCWS special June 21, Richard Langley
says June 23: ``BBC Mid Winter broadcast --- The BBC has archived the
broadcast here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct42r7
I will be archiving my recording of the broadcast as received here in
NB on 12065 kHz shortly. -- Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. Correxion: somehow a way-off typo not noticed by anyone
before me June 23. RVM NOT on ``9635.318V`` but fixed to:

Direct at 0635 June 22: 9673.318V, S6/S9 hetting something weaker on
9675.0, presumably a non-jammer CNR1 Beijing. And now:

9673.26V, June 23 at 0633, RVM, S7/S9 with music wobbling around this
way-off frequency from licensed 9665 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO
2144)

** CHINA. 13920, June 23 at 1424, CNR1 jammer at S5/S7; also at 1429,
13530 S7 vs CODAR; 13130 & 13020 S5/S7 vs unheard Sound of Hope (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, June 23 at 1425, RHC S9/+10 here but with FMish
spurblobs with F# tone at roughly 13790, 13769, 13629, 13562.
Unrelated 13740 fundamental also on S9 but JBM. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2144)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.7, June 23 at 0058 UT, lo-fi NWS severe thunderstorm
advisory for Dodge City. 0101 KJIL ads including for Lamar, Colorado.
This is one non-commercial?? band channel normally open here, but KJIL
is now audible despite heavy ACI from both sides. All this on caradio
in hot garage. I am looking for Es but storms in NW OK and SW KS are
tropoing a bit. But which KJIL relay on 90.7? WTFDA db shows only KS
is 180-watt-V only K214AU Sharon Springs in the NW.

Rather, by Jove, this must be OK: KJOV Woodward, 26 kW, 97 m. Then I
find other Woodward signals enhanced: 88.1 KWOU, 23.5 kW, 224.1 m,
which I would dearly love to hear like this always; 100.1 edging local
LP on 99.9, KWFX, 100 kW, 264.5 m. And talk on 92.3 I first guessed KS
but likely also Wdwd KMZE. Woodward is only 136 km = 85 statute miles
city-to-city from Enid. I continue to resent this small town having
local full-power relays of public radio KGOU and classical KUCO,
unlike much larger Enid; it helps to be relatively isolated but still
culturally attached (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. 5010, June 23 at 1210 check when I happen to awaken,
JBA carrier only from WRMI aimed south as still on skedgrid with
Ukrainian Radio relay at 12-13 except Fridays, despite dropping it at
0500 on 7730. Is it really still on, and if so, with any new
programming, including English at first? You can tell if it`s new by
the Day # of the war, which on June 24 e.g. would be #121 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2144)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2143 monitoring: ``From: Richard
Lemke, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, the desk of Richard’s listening
Post, Radio: JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long wires in the trees.
Dear Glenn: World of Radio, monitoring and confirming the latest for
#2143, continued troubled time hearing at 0130 UT on 5850 kHz, too
much daylight hours reduced reception, WRMI:

5850, 0132, 0143 noisy, static, 0159, June 17 UT 2022 [Fri]
9395, 0130, 0143, 0157 (45333), 0159, June 18 UT 2022 [Sat]
9455, canceled; 9395, 0030, 0041, static, noisy, 0059, June 21 [Tue]
5850, hearing confirmed, went to sleep, 1028 (55433), S9 signal, 1059,
June 22 UT 2022 [Wed]
9455, canceled; 9395, 0030, 0044 (45433), 0058, June 23 UT [Thu]
Good listening, Richard, June 23, 2022``

WOR 2143 confirmed UT Thu June 23 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, S9/+10 into
Maryland SDR. I now recognize the replacement on ex-9455 at same time:
VORW, and it now shows on System C sked at 00-01 UT Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun,
the other days blank. But System G sked still shows WOR on both as
well as other imaginary programming.

Confirmed UT Thu June 23 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5010, S9/+10 into Bonaire
SDR; 9395, S9/+15 into Maryland.

WORLD OF RADIO 2144 contents: Andorra non, Antarctica and non,
(Austria), Bolivia, Brasil, Canada and non, Cuba. Egypt, Greece, Italy
non, (Japan), Korea North and non, Malaysia, México, Nigeria, North
America, Russia and non, Sa`udi Arabia, Spain, Ukraine noon, USA,
Vanuatu; propagation outlook ()countries mentioned with others

WOR 2144 is available as of 0017 UT Friday June 24, 2022

(mp3 stream) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2144.m3u
(mp3 download) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2144.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave+ broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW, 7730 to NE
0330 UT Friday WRMI 7780 to SW
1430 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba]
1815 UT Friday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 14580; 1323 & 918?
& 207?-Italy
2030 UT Friday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0400 UT Saturday WBCQ 5130 to WSW
0700 UT Saturday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0430]
1324vUT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW [to be canceled? still June 19]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

For these noncommercial services, voluntary financial support is much
appreciated; thanks this week for a generous quarterly check at
Solstice & Equinox from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, to Glenn
Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to
woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, June 23 at 0626, RV is S7/S9 with music on 3 x 3945
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0029 UT June 24

 

Glenn Hauser log roundup June 16-22, 2022  View Printable Version 
Thursday, June 23 2022

Hauser


Please note and spread the word - for those not on a list where my almost-daily all-band but mainly SW log reports appear -- or for those who are but find this a more convenient archive, weekly merged roundups of all these reports in their original form are posted early every UT Thursday via:

http://www.worldofradio.com/Hauserlogs.html

The latest one direct:
https://www.w4uvh.net/ghlogs_2022_0616_0622.txt

73, Glenn Hauser
_______________________________________________ Hauser mailing list Hauser@montreal.kotalampi.com http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/hauser

 

Glenn Hauser logs June 22, 2022  View Printable Version 
Thursday, June 23 2022

Hauser
World of Radio Hitlist Update

Hi Glenn, My latest Hitlist update.
https://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) France - Atlantic 2000: new addition to list

2) Ukraine - RUR: Added link to the archive of UA Security Issue
bulletins (Thx to Glenn Hauser in WOR iog mail list)

3) USA - Texas Radio Shortwave: Added link to new TRSW archive channel
on Mixcloud, and link to TRSW Facebook Listener's Group

The next update is scheduled for August.

Best wishes and 73, Alan Roe

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, June 22 at 1536, first check for LRA36
this Wednesday: NO signals into three Argentina, one Uruguay and four
Brasil SDRs. Could it have come and gone already, or not at all today?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 4924.8, June 22 at 0647, no signal from Tefé, relaying
Aparecida or not. That reactivation was only briefly (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 9673.30V, June 22 at 0255, R. Voz Missionária straying
further than ever from nominal 9665. Via Campo, Brasil SDR, hard to
pinpoint but if tuned to 9673.30, S4/S6, carrier offset fluxuates
between +78 and +128 Hz. Then tuned to 9673.40, fluxuates +40 to minus
57 Hz. 0406 recheck same tuner, 9673.30 plus 10 to 26 Hz.

Direct at 0635 June 22: 9635.318V, S6/S9 hetting something weaker on
9675.0, presumably a non-jammer CNR1 Beijing.

Wolfgang Büschel had reported earlier June 21: ``ZYE890 R. Voz
Missionária, Camboriú SC. Web player 9673.290 kHz centered 2306 UT,
up 10 to 30 Hertz shift on 9673.300 kHz
<https:www.radiovozmissionaria.com.br>
And web player via URL
https://www.radiovozmissionaria.com.br/radio/?w=janela
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 21)``

Later, June 22 at 1540, finding no Antarctica, my Campo is still tuned
to 9673.00, with a good S9+15 of RVM music, +227/243 Hz offset
fluxuating less than before (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA [and non]. 6030, June 22 at 0645, some talk JBA under
wallofnoise Cuban jamming otherwise against nothing. Seems emphatic
and possibly English, as a gospel huxter, but more likely comedian on
CFVP Funny 1060. Why in the world doesn`t CKMX get a change to a
clearer SW frequency? Such things are unthinkable to domestic oriented
broadcasters. On 6030 not only Radio Martí and consequent excessive
jamming, but per Aoki also problematic at least during our night
hours: CNR1 DRM Beijing, Ethiopia; possibly borderline India, Myanmar
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, June 22 at 1410+, this RHC transmitter is really
haywire now; instead of two main spurblobs equally displaced above and
below, I`m hearing blobs all over the band coming and going, best
recognized by the F# tone when tuned in FM mode even if any
recognizable talk modulation lax: and they are very broad/wide so
frequencies cited are more approx. than ever: 13792, 13748, 13652,
13602, 13628. Another check at 1453: 13635, 13662, 13730, 13767,
13798, 13829-13832, 13864, 13900. Now fundamental 13700 is S9+10/20.
Somethings` always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. Re my last reports of no signal from 9440 R. Cairo English,
Alan Holder replies on the WOR iog June 22:

``[WOR] Radio Cairo back on air --- I listen out for them every day.
The last broadcast in any language was on June 16. It's unusual for
them to be off air for such a long period. I sent an e-mail to their
Propagation Department on June 21, asking whether they have abandoned
short wave.

I haven't received a reply yet, but I notice that today they are back
again on 9410 at 1600 in Albanian. The distortion is still there
accompanied by the usual loud hum. I will listen tonight to see if
English reappears at 2115. [did it? missed checking here -gh]

The second transmitter (no hum, but severe distortion) which was used
for Turkish, Russian and French (9900, 9870 and 9810) has been off air
for 7 weeks. [Later, at 1752: The second transmitter on tonight with
Turkish at 1700 on 9900 after a long absence. Low level modulation
with some distortion as before.]

Recently, there were a number of consecutive days when the English
programme was heard with perfect audio, but the transmitter hum made
listening very tiring.

With 9 transmitters on site, they must be able to fire up one of the
others, or if not working, they could cannibalize them for spare parts
for the two that are operational. It is likely that the technicians
lack the expertise to undertake any serious repair work on their
ageing transmitters. Alan Holder, G4ZBH, Isle of Wight, U.K.`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 6185, June 22 at 0643, no signal from XEPPM --- but had
reactivated yesterday. Off now because per Manuel Méndez, Spain, they
signed off at 0502, which was the original schedule before they
started staying on all night. Misleading ``100 kW`` power refers to
day signal on MW 1060 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, June 22 at 0644, still no signal from VON. Have not
seen any reports of this nor 11770- for some weeks (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. Re my log on 15170+, Ivan Zelenyi replies June 21 on
HCDX: ``These are my little observations of the radio broadcasting of
Saudi Arabia: on June 17 from 0400 UT at a frequency of 15170 kHz
there was a program “Radio Saudi International” in Urdu. On the same
day from 1600 on the frequency of 9885 kHz there was a program “Radio
Saudi International” in Urdu. Also “Radio Saudi International” in
Indonesian is received on 9675 kHz instead of Turkish programs. I have
not heard programs in Pashto, Farsi, Tajik and Uzbek for a long time
either`` --- thus it appears that its scheduling is very erratic or
there have been major changes as yet not compiled. The 15170 broadcast
was supposedly nothing but Arabic Qur`an 0300-0600. WRTH 2022 had Urdu
only at 1200-1500 on 13775 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2143 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday June 22
from 2100:21 on WBCQ 7490, S7/S9 with storm crashes, -70 Hz into
Maryland SDR = 7489.930; exact time correlated with WWV on same SDR.
Direct at 2128, JBA as usual in summer. Next:

0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455? to WNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW

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** U S A. 5950, 4980 & 4975, June 22 at 0648, WRMI-8 and WRMI-4 are
off the air --- but not an outage, rather deliberate schedule change
per skedgrid now dated June 21: WRMI-4 still shown as 4980 but NO
broadcasts for 24 hours; WRMI-8 on 5950 which had been 24h, is now
shown 19-04 UT only. There may have been some other reduxions.

This leaves TOMBS overnight with ONLY 5800, 5850, 7570, 7780, 9395,
9955 from WRMI; 6160- from WBCQ; 3215, 4840 when not dead air, 5890
from WWCR. Ten frequencies, o my! So hard to choose which ones to
avoid. Well, eleven, including the WWCR leapfrog on 5980, several more
if including the bonus 9955 spurs. 9455 WRMI still on with SMTV at
0648 but distorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15770, June 22 at 2129, no signal from WRMI-9, which is
still scheduled 11-02 UT including VOA Flashpoint Ukraine at 1930 M-F.
Elsewhere on 19m band, VOA Grimesland Bambara inbooming at S9+30; NZ
15720 also audible and 15825 WWCR JBA as usual without Es boost; altho
K-index is 3. Also as usual, WRMI-7 Radio Africa 21525 is still a JBA
carrier at 2124 despite nominal 2100*. Something`s odd at Okeechobee
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9275, June 22 at 2136, WMLK S7/S8 with gospel huxter, yawn;
300 kW?? Slightly weaker than 50 kW neighbor WINB 9265 at S6/S9 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1130, June 22 at 2122 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS still
dead air on groundwave (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, June 22 at 0639, RV S7/S9 with drumming concluding
the public-announcements segment, into a song; JBA on 7890, third and
second harmonix of 3945 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10121.30 USB, June 22 at 0655, 2-way contacts. If hams,
supposedly only Australia allows phone on this band; but certainly not
in English, unrecognized language, so intruders? (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report dispatched at 2325 UT June 22

 

Glenn Hauser logs June 21, 2022  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, June 21 2022

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA [non]. All set for the annual BBCWS Midwinter broadcast
to Antarctica, June 21 at 2126 tune-in to Woofferton 12065 via LU4AA
remote near Buenos Aires. Cuts on at *2129 with tone S9+10 easily
overcoming noise level, so I stay here and do not even check the other
frequencies as I do not want to miss anything. Initially, all four RX
at this Kiwi are tuned to one BBC frequency or another, but the rest
go and come.

2130 opening by hostess Cerys Matthws - Welsh, pronounced Care-iss,
Calling Antarctica, especially all 32 over-winterers at Rothera
station on the Peninsula - pronounced Ráw-dher-a. Interview woman
formerly there, about strange dreams; acknowledging other nations`
stations, notably Ukrainian. 2133 messages to South Georgia, bit of
music, from family voices, at King Edward station and another one.
2135 greeting from an explorer. 2136 bit of Taylor Swift song for SG;
greeting in French; limerick in English; heavy French accent in
English; unison in English.

2139 Sir David Attenborough assures it`s still sunny in Surrey; a new
research ship has been named for him. 2140 ID, msg from Director of
British Antarctic Survey, Prof. Jane Francis. 2142 greetings to the 32
at Rothera, from many family members. Details hard to understand over
phone, accents, but no doubt the relatives recognise them. Ex-Rotheran
tells about research there under ice, where one hears ice cracking,
wails of Weddell seals. Ice cliffs are breaking and glaciers receding
due to climate change.

More family greetings including from kids; 2154 poem; 2157 final
message; 2159 music and credits to 2200*. Starting at 2145 and at
least thrice I see on the waterfall a JBV diagonal trace upward from
10? to 26 MHz, i.e. an ionosonde. Tnx for another enjoyable special,
which no doubt will soon be available online for those who missed it
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 9670.003, June 21 at 0636, JBA S3 signal, surely R. Voz
Missionária finally breaking the 9670 barrier, as no carrier lower to
9665 and nothing else including Channel 292, Germany, normally audible
at this hour. John Hudak, Ontario, tells the WOR iog about monitoring
RVM extensively several hours previous when it was jumping around all
over from just below 9665 to almost 9670 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13632 approx., June 21 at 1427, RHC spurblob with F# tone out
of 13700 transmitter. Also traces about 13769 and 13564. Something`s
always wrong at RHC.

In previous report, I calculated hypothetical second-order spurs at
the wrong intervals from 13700, using the old log instead of the new
one. Should have been ``circa 13556 & 13844`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 6185, June 21 at 0636, XEPPM reactivated with music, S9+10.
They had been awaiting a replacement part since last on air May 15 or
16. I had hoped they would build back better, but resumes
undermodulation and slightly off-frequency at 6184.97. Believe this is
first time back as I have been checking every night. Manuel Méndez,
Spain, and Eric Fetters-Walp, Washington were also hearing it earlier
this evening. Resumes being the only remaining active SWBC station in
México or Central America: we must treasure it (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 97.5, June 21 at 0229 UT, ``Tulsa`s Rocklahoma station,
97-5, KMOD``. Per WTFDA, normal slogan is ``Tulsa`s Rock station``,
but Rocklahoma music festival is coming Sept 2-4 near Pryor. Run
across during bandscan for possible Es DX --- as I did several times
June 20/UT 21 spurred by 100+ MHz MUFs here and there per DXMAP, but
never any such DX making it here (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2143 monitoring: confirmed UT
Tuesday June 21 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, S9+30 into Missouri SDR, at 0047
down to S9+10/20. BUT usual // 9455 playing classic rock music
instead! Segués with only one brief nondescript DJ announcement at
0038 mentioning hits from year 1965, program unknown. 0100 switch to
SMTV.

This is a totally confusing situation. WRMI websked now dated June 18
at top now shows 00-01 on 9455 as deep purple System C, which
otherwise pertains to VOA and R. Svoboda relays for/about Ukraine. But
the C program grid does not show anything at this hour, rather System
G still with WOR on both at 0030 UT Tue and Thu. So same situation
presumably applies to same scheduling at 0030 UT Thursdays. Next:

2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455? to WNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

For these noncommercial services, voluntary financial support is much
appreciated, thanks this week to Joe Caberlin, VE1EJ, Ontario for some
US$ to Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 USA

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to
woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, June 21 at 0638, RV music, S5/S8 and JBA on 7890 =
third and second harmonix of 3945 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

Happy solstice! This report dispatched at 2223 UT June 21

 

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