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Glenn Hauser logs March 29-30, 2022  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, March 30 2022

Hauser
** CHINA. 9889.999, March 29 at 1955, open carrier, S9+30/35 into
UTwente as I am tuning around for Cairo and Ankara, but 1958 music,
2000 one pip and Chinese fully modulated. CRI Beijing site to Europe
scheduled this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9869.76, March 29 at 1956-1957* music and off, presumably
end of Russian hour from R. Cairo as now scheduled, signature
offfrequenciness, into UTwente (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9440, March 29 at 2223 direct, JBA carrier, hard to believe
it`s Cairo in English direct but nothing else is registered A22 in
HFCC at 2115-2245, nor as copied in Aoki. Cairo had been reported
March 27 on 9440, but not March 28.

9900 however has two weak signals, one about 9899.8 typical of Cairo
and the other in Chinese. Then via UTwente at 2235, Cairo is
definitely on 9899.759, customarily just barely modulated at S9+45.
But in A-22, ``9900`` is now allegedly for Portuguese at 2215-2330;
AFAIK the S American services had not made a comeback on whatever
frequencies: Arabic 2330-0045 on 9885 but unchecked; Spanish 0045-0200
on 9890. But checking 9890 at 0055 March 30 into UTwente, there is a
weak signal in Portuguese! listing a bunch of transmissions with
CRI-like music and off. Not in HFCC or Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRAN. 9855.002, March 29 at 2003, American English talking about
Shiites and prison, but interjexions in Arabic or Persian, including
``In-shallah``s, S9+20/30 // weaker 9835.007, S9/+15 into UTwente, but
much lower modulation. End of sermon? reverbs at 2006, then to YL ID
as Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran; song; 2007 ``You have been
listening to ---`` as if signing off, on internet, SW, FM and
satellite with A22 frequencies: to Indian subcontinent at 1520-1620 on
11865; to Europe on 9855, South Africa on 9835, at 1920-2020; in
Tehran on FM 91.5; Hotbird, Eutelsat, IranSat [? WRTH says IntelSat],
parstoday.com/en and see website for mobile phone info; contact info
including P O Box 19395-6767, Tehran, asking for reports about audio
quality. But then at 2010 music and another program, `In the
Limelight` all about Trump`s opaque fundraising, $ 108 million in the
`Save America` PAC; cites Guardian, UK, and may be quoting it
directly; with music sounders --- but 9855 cut off air in progress at
2020.6* --- well, yes, it is time to quit their strange 20-20 hour,
but a certain lack of coördination between studio and Sirjan! Then I
check 9835, still on but with dead air only until finally 2026.7*
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA NORTH. 9874.998, March 29 at 1957 open carrier, 2001 music
and Korean, S9+5/15 into UTwente. A22 Aoki, already available in
userlist version, shows going from VOK in English into KCBS simulcast
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** RUSSIA [non]. 9370, March 29 at 1951, R. Svoboda relay in Russian
confirmed on air, perhaps for entire 1900-2000 hour, but not a good
record for such accomplishment. S9+20/27 into Khimki, Russia, KiwiSDR,
even better to UTwente S9+30/35 but sounds about the same: in both
cases somewhat overmodulated, distorted. But no jamming or other QRM.
Gavar, Armenia, site? We still don`t know for sure (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 9880.029, March 29 at 1958, VOT in French, S9+25/30 into
UTwente. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler.

9830.021, March 29 at 2224, VOT English direct is only S6/S8,
undermodulated but no RTTY; at 2236 via UTwente when measured, very
undermodulated in `Did You Know That` feature about a museum with
virtual tours. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. Richard Langley follows up on the WOR iog:
``I had the time of the English segment wrong. Indeed it is now
shortly after 0000 UT rather than 0100 UT after the clock change.
Airing at same local time. So Dave Kenny was right at least for the
29th. I had thought of that but the segment wasn't listed anywhere in
the day for the 28th. However, it was back today (29th) shortly after
0000 UT (03:00 in Kyiv) with the quickly speaking male announcer. It
looks like it was missing on the 28th due to airing a program on Pres.
Zelensky's interview with the Russian journalists. [As for English
missing on the 0500 SW relay on 7730:] Might it be that whoever
records the Internet stream for WRMI hasn't accounted for the time
shift? -- Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2131 monitoring: Since I`m already running
UTwente for Cairo chex, March 29 at 2234, I also check it for the
Tuesday 2230 WOR on 9955 WRMI, not aimed at Europe: it`s JBA under
heavy pulsing, OTH radar? not like Cuban jamming, adding up to S9/+10.
At 2239, Maryland SDR has very different Cuban pulse jamming only
underneath, S9+5/10. Then St Lucia SDR? Buried in high noise level.
Minneapolis? S7/S9 without jamming. At 2250, Bonaire? both Cuban PJ
and OTHR? mar WOR. See also USA: WTWW. Next:

1000 UT Tuesday Unique Radio, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
[probably not starting until next week]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW [new]

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh
NC, who sent a generous equinoxial check on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

** U S A [and non]. 9940, March 29 at 2250 after checking out WOR on
WRMI 9955 at UTwente with huge rapid pulsing QRM, OTHR? I explore its
approximate bandwidth: 9935-9965, peaks about 9940-9945 and a signal
is barely visible/audible amid on 9940. Of course it`s WTWW, as soon
confirmed direct in the clear at 2255, S9+15. So maybe that`s the
target of such ``jamming``? It`s still clattering past 0048 March 30
recheck covering 9930-9960 into Maryland SDR, after WTWW is off.

Ted recently got publicity on WSMV Nashville about how he is trying to
cheer up Ukrainians with music, no news --- but now he`s outright
preaching! 9940 has been active a lot lately in our afternoons,
presumably aimed at Europe. WTWW hours are always to put it politely,
flexible, so what about this on the WTWW.us website? Of course not!
But https://wtww.us/pages/schedule.php
does show a totally imaginary multi-lingual Bible broadcast on 15810
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0139 UT March 30

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 28-29, 2022  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, March 29 2022

Hauser
** AFGHANISTAN [non]. 7495, March 29 at 0117, S5/S7 in splash of 7490
WBCQ at Maryland SDR, sounds like Farsi, but occasionally Slavic?
Maybe clips translated. 0123 ID as Radio Ashna. That`s one of several
USAGM services for Afghanistan, now scheduled 0030-0230, 100 kW, 80
degrees from Lampertheim, GERMANY alternating semihours in Pst and
Prs, i.e. Pashto and currently Dari = Persian. This is on page 505 of
WRTH 2022 under USA, also on superpower MW 1296 in Kabul. Strangely,
the Taliban did not eliminate or repurpose 1296 immediately upon
takeover in August, but recently news that VOA and BBC have been
banned. So what`s on 1296 now, if anything? That leaves SW like this,
and maybe 972 from Tajikistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ALASKA. 6780-6820 approx., March 29 at 0708, huge wideband HAARP
noise, S9+20+, after missing a couple nights. Other reports tonight to
the WOR iog:

``With my MLA-30+ external antenna on, the HAARP signal's pinning my
radio's meter and it can be heard 20 kHz to either side of 6800 here
near Seattle. It's perfectly audible using just the whip antenna, too.
I tuned in at 0628, heard it momentarily pause at 0644, and it's still
on now at 0648 UT. Eric Fetters-Walp, Lake Stevens, Washington USA``

``Very strong into Victoria at 0634 tune-in, centered on 6800 kHz
March 29th. Off very briefly at 0645, but back again within about 30
seconds, but with a narrower digital bandwidth. Walt`` Salmaniw, BC

``Very strong 6800 at 0646 UT via SDR Frostburg MD, USA`` Ivo Ivanov,
Bulgaria (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA [and non]. 250 MCW kHz, March 29 at 0638 UT, dash and FO,
1600-watt ND beacon at Flin FlOn, Manitoba, not heard in a long time,
unlike regular 248 kHz, 1000-watt WG, Winnipeg. Also audible next up
on 251, AM, Amarillo TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 13530, March 29 at 1424, Chinese, S6/S9 with flutter, QRMing
CODAR, i.e. CNR1 jammer against Sound of Hope (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, March 28 at 2329, RHC with no signal in English, and
5040 is in Spanish; something`s always wrong at RHC. Yet, for
yesterday March 27, Wolfgang Büschel reported:

``re Bauta Cuba 11880 kHz today March 27 / 28: RHC Bauta slewed 130
minus 30degr, real 100degr main azimuth towards Angola, RSA,
Mozambique clientel in South Africa. Heard English today March 27 in
23-24 UT time lot during A-22 season. and 5040 kHz Bauta relay in
60 meterband too. As usual back- and sidelobe signal in North America,
even on excellent Perseus SDR at Edmonton CAN is always much
decreased, tiny and poor strength. Today March 27 African service was
on exact measured 11879.996 kHz, noted as always on remote SDR
remotedly in Eastern Brazil Kiwi installation, on path towards
Southern Africa across the Atlantic. At 2355 UT RHC English hour from
Bauta site, S=9 or -67dBm signal strength in eastern Brazil Kiwi rx
remotedly. Bauta TX switched OFF at 0001:45 UT exact, before some
seconds of Spanish language service heard on that channel.`` When
11880 be on, certainly not tiny and poor here (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060 & 6165, March 29 at 0632, by luck of the draw, these
happen to be the only RHC English frequencies running now. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, March 29 at 1425, S9+10 of dead air in Spanish.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9899.767, March 28 at 2122, R. Cairo back here for totally
useless English, silent carrier with occasional extremely distorted
modulation peaks breaking thru, S9+30 into UTwente and way down to
9899.765 by 2157 recheck. Meanwhile nothing on new A-22 registered for
2115-2245 English, 9440 --- which was however reported in the WORO iog
on first day of season, March 27 when I missed checking:

``Clear audio on the new A22 frequency 9440 in English from 2115-2245
on March 27. I could understand practically every word! Seems that the
announcing team is wholly female. Good selection of interesting
health, tourist and cultural items as well as World News. Radio Cairo
is using the transmitter with the hum on the 9410-9440 channels.
Modulation is much better. The hum can be reduced by notching out on
the receiver. The transmitter with the severe distortion is used on
9810 2000-2115 in French (they used 9890 by mistake yesterday and
co-channel to CRI). 9410 in German 1900-2000 seems to be co-channel to
BBC. Alan Holder, G4ZBH, Isle of Wight, U.K`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
Tomorrow?

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, March 29 at 1431, heavy music, S9/+10,
presumably the Turkish jammer rather than target Dengê Welat which I
cannot also detect; nothing on 11540 now where both of them had stuck
for some time, nor on DW`s other channel 9525 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 9700, March 29 at 0625, German closing with schedule and
satellite parameters, RRI IS and off; S6/S8 with flutter, so Turkey is
no longer here since B-21 ended. Nor is Cuba, but New Zealand is
reported active after 0700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, March 28 at 2159 I`m checking out the new frequencies
at the new 2200 M/W/F time for token English from REE. First into
Maryland remote: 17855 S5-S7; 15520 S4-S6; 11940 much better despite
for S America, S8/9+10 as lower MUF trumps azimuth; 11685 S6-S7 with
RTTY+.

Direct to OK at 2208: 17855 is best here so far, S9/+20; 15520 S8/S9;
11940 S7/S9; 11685 S5/S7 but no RTTY. Meanwhile the feature previewed
is about Rosalía, so likely another repeat (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9875.003, March 28 at 2112, VOT English on incredibly
accurate new frequency for Europe from 2030, something about dioramas,
S9+25 into UTwente, but transmitter break during music 2117*-*2119.
Something`s always erroneous at Emirler. I was looking for Cairo, see
EGYPT.

9830, March 28 at 2210, now I`m checking direct reception of next
retimed English broadcast, for us, no RTTY now but only S5/S9; 2212
`Feeling Supreme` with a very different subtitle which sounds like
`Health Life`, and it`s yet another repeat about natural remedies as
sleep aids including cherry pie -- yum! 2220 next feature is the one
about dioramas, called `New Day, New Choices` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9540.029, March 29 at 1437, S6/S9 of YL in Arabic,
repeatedly mentioning ``Arabiya``. It`s TRT as now scheduled this hour
only, 500 kW at 110 degrees, yet arriving well off the back to here,
doubt long-path. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR) See also KURDISTAN [non]

** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, March 29 at 0459-0516+, Ukrainian Radio relay
via WRMI, S9+10 into Maryland SDR, continuous talk in Ukrainian
language only, no English. Also mentioned ``po-Russki``. Maybe it`s
Pres. Zelenskyy but I can`t recognize his voice for sure. Richard
Langley suggests that the English capsules may have got lost in a
merger of Ukrainian networks:

``Ukrainian Radio may have stopped the English segment "Ukraine:
security issue" around 0100 UT during the unified broadcasts on its
four channels. I didn't record a segment and there was no indication
on the Ukrainian Radio website that it was broadcast on 28 March (UT).
One can replay any segment of a day's broadcast. And Glenn reported
that he did not hear an English segment this morning on the WRMI
relay. There is now a special Web page for "Ukraine: security issue"
indicating that this news segment is available on line in additional
languages: Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Russian, and
Belarusian:
http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/ua_security_issue
Not all languages are available on every day. We'll have to see if the
English segment is broadcast tomorrow. -- Richard Langley`` [March
28]

``Could it have moved an hour earlier with the clock change to summer
time on 27 March across most of Europe, has anyone tried for English
around 0000-0010 UT since 27th? 73s Dave Kenny``, UK

``I had thought of that but the segment wasn't listed anywhere in the
day for the 28th. However, it was back today (29th) shortly after 0100
UTC (03:00 in Kyiv) with the quickly speaking male announcer. It looks
like it was missing on the 28th due to airing a program on Pres.
Zelensky's interview with the Russian journalists. -- Richard
Langley``

Nevertheless, such English was not on the 0500 broadcast March 29
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. New WORLD OF RADIO times: IRRS SW schedule now shows
Sunday 1030 UT on 9510, presumably Romania, and followed by `Wavescan`
at 1100. Unfortunately, skeds for Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat will not load! but
presumably WOR still Friday 1815 on 7290, presumably Bulgaria, and the
previously scheduled AM Italia 1323 times; and streaming only UT
Saturdays at 2334.

Tim Gaynor is resuming SW from Unique Radio, Australia. Details at
https://www.uniqueradio.biz/
5035-USB, or alt. 3210-USB depending on propagation. From April 2
including WOR Saturdays at 0700 UT and Wednesdays at 1000. Also
streaming (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2131 monitoring: confirmed UT
Tuesday March 29 at 0030 on WRMIs, 9395 & 9455 both S9+10/20 direct.
Next:
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1000 UT Tuesday Unique Radio, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
[probably not starting until next week]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW [new]

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh
NC, who sent a generous equinoxial check on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

** U S A. The unID Spanish program I heard UT Monday March 28 at
0430-0500 on 5985 WRMI must have been this: `Antena DX` from Panamá,
reactivated monthly according to AER, which participates with a DX
report:

``El programa se emite por primera vez el lunes posterior al cuarto
domingo de mes por 5985 de 0430 a 0500 (domingo en la noche en las
Américas) y se repite el jueves siguiente por 9955 de 0100 a 0130``

It`s unfortunate that often there is a considerable lag between
something starting on the air and appearing correctly on the WRMI
skedgrid. Now it does show `Antena DX` only once, and at a totally
different time, Wednesdays 1300-1330 UT on 9955; while Wednesdays at
9-9:30 pm EDT on 9955 is `Aletheia Quest with Alan Fahrner`, whatever
in the world that may be. Wasn`t `Antena DX` once also on the WBCQ
schedule? But not shown now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, Tue March 29 at 1441, no signal from this WRMI, so
final repeat of `SW Radiogram` is missed. Still in well are 9395 &
9455 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7490v), Monday March 28 at 2330, WBCQ webcast after secret
semi-repeat of UBMP, `Camp Constitution Radio` starts without an
extraneous intervening spot commercial after its opening theme (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, March 29 at 0118, no signal from WRNO into Maryland
SDR; indeed had been missing lately at nitemiddle chex direct, but
also AWOL from nominal *0100 UT during DST (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-oceanic JBA MW carrier search, March 29 at 0640
UT: 846, no doubt Kiritimati; 1107 & 1125, likely remnants of Spain.
Not a total bandscan, but not much to be heard as late as this with
earlying TA sunrises and rising noise levels (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1724 UT March 29

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 27-28, 2022  View Printable Version 
Monday, March 28 2022

Hauser
** CUBA. 11930 > 11860, March 28 at 0607, pulse jamming still running
in middle of night on these channels of R. Martí continuing A-22 in
daytime only; the incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** JAPAN [non]. See USA: WRMI: 5985

** MEXICO. 28171 CW, March 27 at 2213-2219, only one beacon audible on
10m, but good sporadic-E signal, despite doldrums of March, Es MUF
commonly 70+ MHz on DXMAPs. The autokeying is strange, too compressed
without enough space between letters. Finally I copy it as 3 short
dashes, then XE1FAS/ B EK09VB with a big pause before the B. QRZ.com:

XE1FAS Mexico flag Mexico
SEGURA WALLS ALEJANDRO
31 PONIENTE 2926 COL.EL VERGEL
PUEBLA, PU 72410 Mexico

I suppose these names be patronymic, matronymic, given. He`s very
active in many modes, with photos:
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/xe1fas

``BEACONS : 28.171 , 24.929.5 , 50.030 ALL CW , (XE1FAS/B EK09VB ) 15
WATTS , LOOP ANTENA TRIBANDER ,OPERATED INTERVAL 20 SECONDS , 2260 MTS
HIGH, I APRECIATED A REPORT, FIRST MEXICAN BEACON IN 12 MTS AND 160
MTS , BEACON IN 2.000KHZ 160 MTS BAND 3 WATTS ANT QUARTER VERTICAL
ANTENA, IN OCTOBER APROX PUT IN THE AIR 472-479 HZ NEW BEACON .``
[sic]

The nine in his locator seemed more like another zero to me.
He is also on the WJ5O beacon roster:
28.171 XE1FAS C PUEBLA, MEXICO # 5W, VERTICAL NEW 30 Sept 10
Then I proceed to log a bunch of phone hams contesting, grouped below
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, March 28 at 0601, BBC News soon with usual
optional cutaway ID, 0606 into BBC Newsday with no NZ ID. As on sked,
for Monday 7-8 pm local, this hour total relay of BBC, and far better
than any BBC frequency of its own to here, S9+10/20, by far the 25m
SSOB. Yet unseems // 7345 which is BBC Ascension (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** RUSSIA [non]. A few minutes after my last report was dispatched, I
check 9370 one more time via Pskov, Russia, remote, at 1959 March 27
and now it`s on VG, just in time to hear it closing and off 2000*. At
beginning of 1900 hour and various times amid, I never heard it, but
Richard Langley replies:

``Glenn: On 26 March, Radio Svoboda on 9370 kHz was on the air before
19:00 UTC. But the transmitter went QRT at about 19:06 UTC. It
returned to the air at about 19:53 UTC and continued to the end of the
broadcast. What was the problem? On 27 March, all was normal. I
record the frequency daily using the U. Twente SDR receiver. Don't
hesitate to reach out for info on the recordings`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** RUSSIA [non]. 7730, UT Monday March 28 at 0223 check, the R.
Svoboda relay in Russian via WRMI is now here ex-7780, S9+10, while
TOMBS cult is on 7780 and weaker S9 into Missouri SDR. Svoboda hours
remain 02-03 & 04-05, never 02-04 as in a Radio World article. The
reason for switch from 7780 to 7730 on the 44-degree antenna is that
the 17th! harmonic of 7.78 MHz on 132.26 MHz was interfering with
aeronautical communications east of WRMI. Now the 17th harmonic of
7.73 MHz on 131.41 MHz is not to be a problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, March 27 at 2209, VOT English has made the big A22
switch to here, ex 5960 an hour later. Huge RTTY QRM from USN Puerto
Rico about which TRT does not give a damn, year after year. However, I
can almost eliminate it by LSB tuning and bandwidth less than 3.0 kHz,
not something every listener is willing or able to do. Furthermore,
VOT itself is undermodulated today tho reading S9+20/25 and not sure
if that include the RTTY signal, Something`s always erroneous at
Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 15375.000, March 28 at 1525, algo weak and right on
frequency compared to 15000.000 WWV. Must be TRT, only thing on 15375
at any time, 1300-1600 in HFCC A22; contrary to my March 27
measurement on 15375.733, which I should have pointed out was exactly
the same offset previous days above 11815. Something`s not erroneous
at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, March 28 at 0500, WRMI relay of Ukrainian
Radio now here ex-7780, S9+10 into Maryland SDR. Only Ukrainian
language 0500-0508+, seems like speech by Pres. Zelenskyy, but
interrupted by a different voice at 0507, so perhaps press conference
or interview; maybe English segment delayed to later in hour (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2131 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
March 27 after 2000 UT on IRRS via AM Italia, 1323 kHz, S9+20 but
noisy into nearby Noale SDR. Also at same one-hour earlified time on
WRN Europe webcast.

Also confirmed Sunday March 27 at 2230 still on WRMI 5950, altho
deleted from schedule, pending a new program? S9+15/20 into Knoxville
SDR.

Also confirmed UT Monday March 28 at 0030 on WRMI 7780 ex-7730,
S7/S9+5 into Missouri SDR; yet 7730 with swapped programming is
stronger, S9+15/20. Weaker signal on 7780 is because it`s not really
on the 285 degree WNW antenna which had been 7730, but on a 222-degree
log-periodic, i.e. right off the side to our direxion.

Also confirmed UT Monday March 28 at 0130 on earlified WRN North
America webcast.

Also confirmed UT Monday March 28 at 0300 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6160v,
S9+10 into Maryland SDR. Next:

0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to NNW
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW [new]

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh
NC, who sent a generous equinoxial check on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

** U S A. 4790, UT Monday March 28 at 0240, `Concert Hall` on R.
Angela of WBCQ is playing Beethoven`s Ninth, finally arriving to the
choral `Ode to Joy` movement about 10 minutes later, S5/S7 into
Maryland SDR, and thankfully without the wideband whine which had been
QRMing 60 m all over the east coast. But there are occasional
uteblaaps of a few seconds each. At 0340-0348 I time them to find they
occur exactly 4:00 minutes apart! So why??? By 0345 U. Bill is filling
with a salsa version of Beethoven`s Fifth (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5985, March 28 at 0400, I`m monitoring WRMI via Brownsville
TX TWR SDR, when it`s time for NHK World Radio Japan`s Spanish
broadcast which has just been canceled. It`s only S5/S6 but better
S9/+15 at TWR Bonaire, this 222 degree beam toward C America. Regular
lovely `Sakura` opening theme, but modulation chopped at 0401, dead
air of carrier still on rest of semihour, as if WRMI just realized it
was supposed to be canceled but nothing yet to replace it. Was
probably starting automatically to play back last edition uploaded to
server, yesterday`s? 0430 modulation resumes with variety program in
Spanish. I suspect it`s `La Rosa de Tokio`, but skedgrid calls for it
to be on UT Sunday, not Monday when `Viva Miami` supposedly occupies
the entire semihour. Seems interrupted at 0459 for ID, but unknown
what`s next as I am over to 7730 for Ukraine relay, q.v. (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955 & 9455, March 28 at 0609, no signals from these WRMIs
tho propagation is fine, S9+20 of TOMBS on 9395. All three are
supposed to be 24h per new skedgrid dated March 27. BTW, 9395 & 9455
are no longer shown as same azimuth, rather 355 on 9395, 285 on 9455,
which explains the disparity in signals to the east coast but not the
Midwest (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) More WRMI: RUSSIA, UKRAINE [nons]

** U S A. 9940, March 27 at 2207, WTWW-2 rock programming on here
again, S9+45! Supposedly a WTWW-3 frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, March 28 at 0632, WRNO absent again; not noted yet
whether on air at all earlier from 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

10-meter logs during WPX contest:
ARGENTINA, BONAIRE, BRAZIL, CHILE, COSTA RICA, URUGUAY

Lots of F2/TE signals, none above 28600, which would tie me up for
hours if I logged and researched each beyond these few March 27 at
2213-2225; after only one beacon, see MEXICO. With qrz.com lookups:

28312 USB, March 27 at 2220, CX9ARH contesting
CX9ARH Uruguay flag Uruguay
Roberto Gonzalez Hohn
Jose Maria Navajas 1263
Montevideo 12500
Uruguay
several nice photos

28345 USB, March 27 at 2222, CE7VP, CQ contesting
CE7VP Chile flag Chile
Javier "Javi" Capdebilla Alvarado
P.O. Box : 42
Quellon, Chiloe Island, 5790000
Chile
already logged him recently

28357 USB, March 27 at 2223, LO7H, contest
LO7H Argentina flag Argentina
CONTEST CALL
Gustavo D. Taboada (LU7HW)
Villa Nueva, Cordoba.
Argentina

28373 USB, March 27 at 2223, TI5VWR, recorded contest calls, different
sounding live voice for contacts
TI5VWR Costa Rica flag Costa Rica
Luis Fernando "Lou" Montalto
P.O.Box: 1
Belén 4005
Costa Rica

28399 USB, March 27 at 2224, PQ5B, contesting
PQ5B Brazil flag Brazil
Contest Team
Rua Afonso Pena, 772
Florianopolis, SC 88070650
Brazil

28410 USB, March 27 at 2225, PJ4K
PJ4K Bonaire flag Bonaire
Rich Smith, N6KT
Bonaire, Bonaire
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 26-27, 2022  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 27 2022

Hauser
** ALASKA. 6.8 MHz area, March 27 at 0623, no HAARP noise as heard
last night after 0700. Walt Salmaniw says it was a no-show tonight
even later (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ARMENIA. 1395, March 27 before 1800, no signal into Izhevsk, but R.
Svoboda relay in Russian on by 1800, S6/S9 vs hi noise level which had
not been before at this Kiwi, while // 1386 Lithuania has a slightly
better S/N ratio. I was concerned this might be gone since yesterday
the next hour on SW 9370 had vanished: see RUSSIA [non].

Checking other W Russia remotes for 1395 just after 1800 March 27:
Khimki is not connecting. Pskov gets a good S7/S8 signal with ACI from
1386, SAH, and slight musical CCI but no jamming. On the same remote I
hear that 1395 is running about 5 seconds behind 1386. Also heard via
Tambov, and guess what, at 1907, 1395 is still on with TOMBS in SC
English I at first thought was an unknown language; VG S9+5/15, same
wacko as on 9980 WWCR but not synch (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BOTSWANA. 15610, March 27 at 1453, non-English talk, and not WEWN
which still does not start before 1900, if even then. HFCC A22 shows
USAGM in Kur language this hour only. Quick bandscan of 19m finds lots
of new/different signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, March 26 at 2259 past 2300, NO signal from RHC whose
so-called ``African`` service in English had been more-or-less at this
hour since DST started March 13. Now, what? A-22 might bring a
frequency if not time change. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 7345, March 27 at 0628, BBCWS in English, this hour
only via ASCENSION, suffers from jamming splash from Wall of Noise on
7355 against nothing; also some on 7365. Something`s always wrong at
the incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. March 27 at 0701, all RHC signals are off 49m, at a time when
Esperanto should be airing on Sundays only. But Ivo Ivanov did confirm
it last Sunday at 0700 on 6100.

15140, March 27 at 1501, no signal from RHC, but still on 11760,
opening weekly Sunday Esperanto with schedule cluelessly claiming
still to be at 0800 UTC on 6100; ???? on 11760 only - they never
realized 15140 had been // until now; and 2230 on 15730. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 13605, March 27 at 1448, R. Martí is back here as
always in the A-seasons instead of 13820 in the B-seasons: for no
particular reason but always catching the DentroCuban Jamming Command
off guard, still jamming the old frequency against nothing but no jam
audible on the L&C new one. Or rather there is some carrier now amid
the 13820 jam, but what? HFCC A22 shows USAGM in Pashto via KUWAIT at
1300-1700, and imaginary Moskva in Russian until 1500 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CZECHIA [non]. 7780, March 26 at 2306, WRMI in French, and // 5850,
i.e. R. Prague; but at 2330 they are scheduled to split, 7780 to
Argentina, 5850 Prague in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 15590, March 27 at 1453, S8/S9+10 with heavy
flutter, American English so must be CGTN Radio. Yes, Urumqi 310
degrees toward Europe at 12-15, still called CRI in HFCC; from the
land of imperialist ChiCom genocide against Uyghurs and other Moslems
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY. 15690+, March 27 at 1451, algo audibly off-frequency-plus.
Only A-22 is USAGM in Farsi via Biblis, i.e. R. Farda. Too big a hurry
to measure exactly. What in the world is going on with USAGM
engineering standards? More and more sites don`t, won`t or can`t hit
near-exact frequencies within a few Hz.

15640, Lampertheim does better, March 27 at 1452, S9/S7 with flutter,
SW Asian language not off-frequency. Listed as Pst, presumably Pashto,
one of the Afghanistan-area surrogates (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUADELOUPE. 7190 LSB, March 27 at 0636, TO3Z with contest contacts,
call clearly copied fonetikaly. Where in the world? QRZ.com shows:

``TO22C Guadeloupe flag Guadeloupe, alias for: TO3Z. Gildas Le
Cloitre, F6HMQ, 6 Allee Du Petit Chene, 77380 Combs-La-Ville,
Guadeloupe``

As Saul Broudy explains on the WOR iog to my Belize log,
``Hi Glenn, No need to guess which contest: it's all on WA7BNM's
https://www.contestcalendar.com/
It's the CQ WPX Contest (SSB version; CW & RTTY are held on other
weekends). The basic idea is to work as many callsign prefixes as you
can, so participants often use unusual alternate callsigns such as
club calls. For instance, I am using my local club's call WM3PEN
(stands for "William Penn", founder of Pennsylvania), which we also
use to represent Philadelphia in the annual 13 Colonies special event
around the US Independence Day. Cheers, Saul Broudy (W3WHK),
Philadelphia, PA USA`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ITALY. 7100 LSB, March 27 at 1907, accidental log of 4U9A in
contest contacts, as I advance from queue to direct access on Tambov,
Russia, SDR which is already tuned here; QRZ.com:
``4U9A Italy flag Italy, 4U1GSC Contest Callsign, Global Service
Centre ARC 4U1GSC, Piazza Del Vento 1, Brindisi 72100, Italy. QSL:
9A2AA`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** RUSSIA [non]. 9370, March 26 at 1919 and later chex, NO signal from
the new R. Svoboda relay, checked both via UTwente and Izhevsk, Russia
SDRs. What happened? This was a Shortwaves-for-Freedom project via
secret site, believed Armenia. An anomaly or gone for good? Need to
keep checking, also the 18-19 hour on MW 1395 definitely Armenia,
q.v.: 1395 is still on March 27 before and after 1900, but 9370 is
again absent into Russian SDRs after 1900 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See
also USA: WRMI: 7780

** SPAIN. 17855 & 15520, March 27 at 1447, REE confirmed on new A22
frequencies, Spanish. Ex-9690, 17855 to NAm is S8/S9+10 and the SSOB.
Remains to be heard how well it may hold up at least until 2200-2230
for M/W/F English, let alone until 0200*. Weekday opening is *1800.
Ex-12030, now 15520 to ME is S9/+10 at 1454, a valuable alternative
off the back if 17855 be MUFing out; yet HFCC has 15520 at 1730-2200
M-F only: that can`t be correct. REE`s own sked shows 15520 until 2200
Sat & Sun, until 2300 M-F (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 9830, March 26 after 2200, no signal from VOT,
just RTTY from PR. As we are about to transition into A22, new time
and frequency for English to us. But no signal either an hour later on
the B21 schedule, 5960 at 2308, just Chinese at 2320 check into
UTwente. 9830 might have been on instead already, since it`s March 27
in Turkey; 9830.4 however bears a carrier amid the RTTY at 2308; A22
CNR Beijing also scheduled 2025-0100 on ``9830`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 15375.733, March 27 at 1455, ME music way off-frequency.
It`s VOT Turkish now scheduled on ``15375``, 310 degrees toward W
Europe and beyond, N America. Dead air 1459-1500*, altho registered
1300-1600. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS. 7225-LSB, March 27 at 0634, VP5P with
contest contacts; I notice that on 40m, most of them are crammed below
7200 even tho Region 2 goes up to 7300. Only to be avoided is 7255
area of VONigeria. QRZ.com:

``VP5P Non-DXCC Entity flag Non-DXCC Entity, Harold Ross Lambert, QSL
via N2OO, PO Box 345 Tuckerton, NJ 08087, Turks and Caicos Islands``

?? Why is it a non-entity? And which T&C island? Photo shows a group
on Provo = Providenciales, where I once visited (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. 7780, March 27 at 0500, Ukrainian Radio relay via
WRMI after brief Uk language opening, right into English `Ukraine
Security Issues`, very well-done newscast with stingers, axualities
and a new YL anchor who speaks less rapidly and more understandably
than the previous OM. Lasts until 0512, back to UU.

Into UTwente, 7780 is VG S9 +10/15; A22 plan was to swap to 7730 on NE
antenna. 7730 over there is now only S6/S8 with TOMBS as if still
aimed NW. At Missouri SDR they compare: 7730 S9+15; 7780 S9/+10 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K [non]. WMRI Europe: I meant to get this out before March 27,
but on March 15, Neil Gates sent me this in response to my request not
to earlify WOR time from 1330 to 1230 Sunday, in order to avoid
possibly resuming A-season collision with Vietnamese clandestine via
Taiwan at 1230-1300. Unknown yet whether that`s still on, banned from
HFCC by the ChiCom, but was still reported a few weeks ago.

``Hello Glenn, The program schedule for WMRI Europe effective from
Sunday March 27 is

12.00 Sixties Slice with Barnaby Wild
12.30 Bex Carter including news headlines in Russian at 13.00
13.30 World of radio with Glenn Hauser
14.00 News headlines in Russian followed by Rick Slick Classic Rock
Show
16.00 News headlines in Russian followed by Mario Marconi who wraps up
your shortwave Sunday on WMRI Europe

All times UTC, Also available online http://wmrieurope.com
73 Neil Gates, WMRI Europe 9670`` via Channel 292, Germany of course.
Note another station adding Russian (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K [non]. 11825, March 26 at 2300, BBCWS news in English, S9/S6,
more or less sufficient tho aimed 200 degrees from Tinang, PHILIPPINES
this hour only in A22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2131 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
March 26 at 1930 on WRMI 15770, S8/S9+10 into UTwente. I`m pleased
that WRMI chose to air me instead of President Biden`s ``major`` 1716
UT speech in Warszawa on an extra `Flashpoint Ukraine` which VOA was
streaming this Saturday in addition to M-F at 1935.

Also confirmed Saturday March 26 at 1931 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, S9+10
into near-local SDR, about 2 minutes into so started circa 1929.

Also confirmed UT Sunday March 27 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, S9+5/10, so
not yet made the switch to 7780, now with Slovakia relay at S9+10/15.
7780 should not be stronger than 7730 if they are still on NE, NW
antennas respectively. Or maybe the reactivated 7730 is underpowered
and/or on an inferior repaired antenna?

WOR 2131 also confirmed UT Sunday March 27 ending at 0351.9 on WA0RCR,
1860 AM, MO, S9+10 to nearby SDR, so started circa 0323.

Also confirmed Sunday March 27 at 1350 the still-at-1330 UT on WMRI
Europe via Channel 292, Germany, 9670: S9+20 into UTwente showing +14
Hz offset; no QRM but modulation rather than signal is steadily fading
twice per second, even more so at 1506 check. Not making it to Iceland
SDR. Alan Roe, UK, also confirms WOR but no fading like that on his
radio, ending at 1354 so must have started early circa 1325. See also
UK [non] for more about WMRI. Next:

2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323-Italy [ex-2100]
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW [to be canceled?]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to WNW [ex 7730]
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to NNW
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW [new]

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh
NC, who sent a generous equinoxial check on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

** U S A. 7780, March 27 at 0352, R. Svoboda in Russian via WRMI,
S9+15 into Missouri SDR to the NW; while reactivated 7730 with TOMBS
is only S8/S9, presumably on NE antenna unless underpowered. For A22
R. Svoboda is supposed to be on 7730 to the NE, ex-7780 to the NE.
Hope they get these untangled ASAP.

Another check direct at 0631: 7780 with TOMBS cult is S9+10/20; 7730
now also with TOMBS, only S9/S8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, March 27 at 0630, WRNO is gone again instead of
all-night. Unknown if on at all earlier from 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST UPDATE

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

1) UTC offset notations updated for DST changes 13 March in Cuba (R
Progreso, R Havana Cuba) and USA (R Marti, VOA, WRMI)

2) UTC offset notations updated for DST changes 27 March in Croatia,
Germany (HCJB), Greece, Romania, Spain (REE)

3) ~Aggregator: Radio 360.eu - Deleted entry as this service, sadly,
seems to be permanently discontinued (since early February). Also
deleted individual station entries in the list for podcasts formerly
hosted by Radio360, ie: Albania, Argentina, RHC Cuba, Czech Rep,
Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Taiwan, Turkey. NB: I did email
the last known email address of this service with no reply and posted
to their Facebook page, which seems dormant.

4) Spain - REE: Amended link to new frequencies page for A-22
schedule. Note that this page will auto-start audio. I will update
this page when an alternative becomes available without audio

5) USA - R Bulgaria: Updated link to BNR daily English podcasts

6) USA - WWCR: Added link to "Ask WWCR" podcast

The next update is scheduled for early April (for DST change in new
Zealand). Best wishes and 73, Alan Roe

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS
updated March 27
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

WORLD OF RADIO schedule
updated March 27
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

This report dispatched at 1948 UT March 27

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 26-27, 2022  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 27 2022

Hauser

** RUSSIA [non]. A quick update to my just sent report:
9395, March 27 until 2000*, via Pskov SDR, R. Svoboda in Russian just finishing at 1959 and off. This frequency must have come on very late during the hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)




On Sunday, March 27, 2022, 07:46:43 PM GMT, Glenn Hauser <wghauser@yahoo.com> wrote:


** RUSSIA [non]. 9370, March 26 at 1919 and later chex, NO signal from
the new R. Svoboda relay, checked both via UTwente and Izhevsk, Russia
SDRs. What happened? This was a Shortwaves-for-Freedom project via
secret site, believed Armenia. An anomaly or gone for good? Need to
keep checking, also the 18-19 hour on MW 1395 definitely Armenia,
q.v.: 1395 is still on March 27 before and after 1900, but 9370 is
again absent into Russian SDRs after 1900 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See
also USA: WRMI: 7780

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