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Glenn Hauser logs February 2, 2022  View Printable Version 
Thursday, February 03 2022

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, Feb 2 at 1500, LRA36 is on again this
summery Wednesday, via Brasil SDRs: Pardinho is worst, not best, with
too much noise; Campo better, but Brasília #2 best. 1535 closing,
``hasta la próxima``, Antártida theme song, but --- starts over with
``sign-on`` at 1538.7, ``a partir de ---``, multilingual IDs, but
chopped off air at 1547* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9700, Feb 2 at 0725, S9+10 of dead air from RHC, while all
others of The Cuban Five on 5 & 6 MHz have been offturned. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9899.606v, Feb 2 at 2134 check, via UTwente, R. Cairo is
S9+25/35, with scratchy modulation attempts much like yesterday, or
just silence except for some hum. Comments on the WOR iog:

From Dan Robinson, ex-VOA: ``As Glenn likes to say -- there is always
something egregiously wrong at Radio Cairo. Perhaps it's time for the
DX/SWL community to pitch in for a special delegation of knowledgeable
persons to visit to help them out?``

But Christian Milling of SWService in Germany replies: ``I've offered
them help a dozen times, either having a look at the SW txes or
bringing on a reliable live stream or checking their leveling issue
--- Forget it. It will never change`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NETHERLANDS. 5954.987, Feb 2 at 2341, pop ballad in English,
S9+10/15 via UTwente, first noticed as ACI to Turkey/China on 5960,
q.v. EiBi says Sunlite Radio but only at 04-17; while Aoki shows
overnite on days 3 & 6 = Tuesday & Friday but this is Wednesday going
into European Thursday:
5955 0500-1800 HOL ICON BV.Sunlite Radio Dut Overslag 1-7
5955 1800-0500 HOL ICON BV.Sunlite Radio Dut Overslag 36

But WRTH 2022 shows overnight 1800-0600 only on Saturday as a daggered
irregular test: does that mean Saturday into UT Sunday, or Friday into
UT Saturday??? 500 watts. SHN`s latest Feb list of Euro private SW
stations says 24/7, plans daily 0400-1700. Location is Westdorpe,
which is in SW Neth right on the Belgian border. Operator clarified
that it is barely on the Dutch side. That`s 238 km = 148 stmi from
UTwente at Entschede. As if confirming at an awkward distance, 2348 ID
fades right as the name is said, and then stays downfaded; 2359
announcement definitely in Dutch; 2401, YL ID as ``This is Sunlite``
and back to music (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 515 MCW kHz, Feb 2 at 0715 UT, PN, 25 watt NDB at Ponca
City is back! After two days AWOL (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1640 kHz, Feb 2 at 0713, KZLS Enid is back to talk show,
and running about 1 second behind same on 1650. What`s that? `Red Eye
Radio`, via KYHN, as listed on RER affiliates website. Allegedly in Ft
Smith AR, it`s really in Sallisaw, OKLAHOMA; so no need for any [non]s
here. DXers and editors who ought to know better seem oblivious to
this distinxion. BTW, I don`t hear it much, day or night, for a
station so close; 1650 usually dominated by Iowa, or even Colorado or
Texas moreso than KYHN at night (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Wed Feb 2 at 2306, token English from REE is VG
S9+15/22 into Maryland SDR, as Justin Coe is interviewing a
flamenco/fusion guitarist and composer, José Luís Montón, whose name
makes a bilingual website, never mind the accents? Recorded before
Xmas; too much talk, too little music until 2317 - but just a pause
before more interview. 2320 axually asks him to ``play 15-20 seconds
of his beautiful sweet music``, but fortunately lasts a bit longer.
More like a full minute! Closes with a full song by his collaboratress
in latest release (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, Feb 2 at 2305, no VOT signal into UTwente,
but a trace of something; 2318 now nothing but the Chinese, S9+15/25
from EAST TURKISTAN, standard denunciation. 2331 recheck now atop the
ChiCom is a tone on 5959.887 per Sync when tuned to 5960; but also
locks on 5960.888 if tuned up to there: so that means a 1 kHz tone but
not centred on 5960.000, from VOT. Tone stops at 2338. And now sync
lox a tad above 5960.000 as Chinese again audible. Kuwait is also
well-known for its 5960 offfrequenciness but never at this hour (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2123 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 #2123, confirmed, below with Details:

5850, confirmed hearing #2123, 0159, January 28 UT [Fri]
7730, S9 signal, variable, 0030, 0044 (45433), 0059, Jan 30 UT [Sun]
7730, confirmed hearing #2123, 0059, January 31 UT [Mon]
9955, stormy conditions, 2330, 2336, S 9 signal, 2359, Feb 1 UT [Tue]
5850, slight QRN, 1030, 1057 (55433), 1059, Feb 2 UT [Wed] (Lemke,
Richard -AB)``

Also confirmed here when I happen to awaken, VG Wednesday February 2
at 1045 on WRMI 5850.

Also confirmed Wed Feb 2 at 2228 the 2200:21 on WBCQ 7490.1v, JBA
direct in hi noise/low signal level. At first suspected WBCQ off.

Next:
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
support. Thanks this week to Michael Beu, Austin TX for a
contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com and says:
``Hey Glenn: Thanks for all of the timely DX/RF technology info that
WOR provide this year. WOR/Club bulletins more important than
ever with demise of WRTH.``

One may also contribute by MO or check on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

New WOR 2124 should be ready early UT Friday February 4 for download
and first airings on WRMI 5850 & 7780 at 0130; if we don`t lose power
during winter storm (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0018 UT February 3

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 31-February 1-2, 2022  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, February 02 2022

Hauser
** AZORES. 6114, Feb 1 at 0707, RTTY INTRUDER rapid FSK is S9 vs much
weaker 6115 Nikkei Japan. Had hoped the RTTY were gone for good, last
heard on January 13 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 9666.561, Feb 1 at 0656, R. Voz Missionária, nominal 9665,
now more than halfway to 9667 from 9666, S3-S6 but VG modulation with
music, the main/only? overnite ZY on 31m. Have not noticed them on
5939- lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9899.604, Jan 31 at 2200, UTwente is locking on to an S8
signal here but only hearing tones; it is the exact favorite channel
of Radio Cairo.

9899.605v, Feb 1 at 2136, via UXTwente, R. Cairo English is S9+25 but
only modulation is occasional scratches and some hum. Something`s
always egregious at Egypt (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 515 MCW kHz, Feb 1 at 0701 UT, PN, ND beacon at
Ponca City, is OFF. Log search indicates last outage briefly had ended
on August 16, and always heard since until now. Still off at 2326
check.

Can this be coincidental?: 14 hours earlier there was an earthquake
not far away, also felt in Enid, but not by me. USGS: ``Magnitude 4.5
- 7 km NW of Medford, Oklahoma, 2022-01-31 17:10:21 (UTC) 36.851°N
97.794°W 7.9 km depth``. Blamed on disposal wells:

``UPDATED: OCC orders disposal wells near quake epicenter to shut down
--- Kat Jeanne | Enid News & Eagle Jan 31, 2022``

https://www.enidnews.com/news/updated-occ-orders-disposal-wells-near-quake-epicenter-to-shut-down/article_b296387a-82bb-11ec-8e33-771cddd06187.html

``OCC directive shuts down 7 wells near quake epicenter
Enid News & Eagle 2 hrs ago``

https://www.enidnews.com/news/local_news/occ-directive-shuts-down-7-wells-near-quake-epicenter/article_184e1eaa-83af-11ec-8d19-b73a2ee0d4ed.html

25-watt PN was my strongest beacon, even while 341 EI Enid, and 255 SW
Stillwater were on, both still missing; while 350 RG OKC remains. Few
other OKies are ever heard, sometimes 267 HET Henryetta.

Another check Feb 2 circa 0245 UT, still no PN - a complete beacon
bandscan, still with elevated line noise level about 350-420 kHz,
finds hardly anything out of state, just the beefy WG Winnipeg
kilowatt dashing in on 248 MCW. This may be due to this WWV info:

``Solar-terrestrial indices for 01 February follow.
Solar flux 129 and estimated planetary A-index 7.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0300 UTC on 02 February was 4.
No space weather storms were observed for the past 24 hours.
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level are likely`` (Glenn Hauser,
Enid, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1640 kHz, Feb 2 at 0250 UT, surprised to hear KZLS Enid
with silly ballgame, Tulsa vs Wichita State. KZLS recently started
simulcasting with co-owned 96.9 KQOB as ``The Eagle``, but now they
are split again, KQOB still with Alex Jones nonsense. I was not aware
that either ever broke far-right talk format or ex-rock music, for
SBGs, but could easily have missed them (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** PERU. 4810, Feb 2 at 0246, JBA carrier direct, maybe trace of
modulation, presumed R. Logos active again. Had been missing from
bandscans mostly later at night. LSB required to avoid Martinique
STANAG on plus side. At 0326 trying the Duitama, Aguadas, Caldas,
Colombia KiwiSDR, but it`s broken again with NO SW signals showing on
the H2Ofall but plenty of noise. It was getting WRMI/WOR/9955 just
fine 3.5 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960.004, Jan 31 at 2349, via UTwente, VOT is on
today VG S9+35 but the transmitter with squeals. 2354 sign-off
claiming this has been the 1330-1430 broadcast on 12035. Only fragment
of IS before 2355* chopped off air uncovering Chinese mixing with
music, but seems one transmission rather than QRM; 2400 timesignal a
sesquisecond late as received roundaboutedly.

5960, Feb 1 at 2325, NO signal from VOT direct. Evidently came on
later: 2347 check via UTwente, now S9+30/40, good modulation level
except for squeal, sign-off reciting entire English schedule and
obviously wrong note that the 22-23 & 03-04 are recorded, those being
the times they would and will be on in A-seasons. Then to IS which
keeps playing after 2356 when German IDs start to be inserted twice a
minute: I count six of them; 2400 timesignal mixes with that from
CCCCCCI, not quite synchronized; sign-on in German with irrelevant
satellite parameters, announcers never aware they are accidentally on
SW at this hour. Still on past 0003 but not for full hour. Something`s
always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2123 monitoring: confirmed Tue Feb
1 at 2349 the 2330 on WRMI 9955, S9+25/30 into Aguadas, Caldas,
Colombia SDR, which is back in business; jamming audible way under.
SAM mode shows 9955 carrier is -2.4 Hz low, but tuned to 10000, shows
WWV as -3.5 varying to -4.0 Hz: I think not! That means this WRMI
really be about one sesquiHertz plus. Next:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
support. Thanks this week to Michael Beu, Austin TX for a
contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com and says:
``Hey Glenn: Thanks for all of the timely DX/RF technology info that
WOR provide this year. WOR/Club bulletins more important than
ever with demise of WRTH.``

One may also contribute by MO or check on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7490.1v), UT Tue Feb 1 at 0000, WBCQ webcast with secret
semi-repeat of `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot` from fullcast 25 hours
earlier when I was distracted. This week, ``Oy Canada``, presented by
two self-confessed Gentiles, with guest Fred Waterer, about Jewish
entertainers, actors and comedians, from Canada. Great fun, starting
with O Canada sounding like Hatiqvah; William Shatner monolog about
how yes, he *is* Canadian, etc., until abrupt chopoff at 2330 for
`Camp Constitution Radio`, this time without a commercial prologue
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0348 UT February 2

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 30-31, 2022  View Printable Version 
Monday, January 31 2022

Hauser

** AUSTRALIA. 2368.43, Jan 31 at 1618, continuous Greek songs segued,
no announcements, not even a ToH R. Symban ID past 1700; still 1748+
via SW Sydney SDR
http://sdrvk2ari.hopto.org:8073/?f=2368.43amz10
which I found already tuned to that exact frequency but no one else
using it now, steady S4-S5 but noisy; tnx to WOR iog tips from Brian
Powell, Sydney who had not heard it before but found it was indeed on
the air at 1023; also reported by Kari Kallio, Finland, and Zacharias
Liangas, really in Greece, all using nearby remotes. May be sporadic,
but certainly running overnight now. Little chance of hearing it
direct even if I were DXing pre-sunrise.

Ron Howard also provided news about this Jan 30: ``Noted this unique
posting today - https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:5025#5025

"AUSTRALIA: today 30 January 2022 18h50utc, weak but Radio Symban
heard with the kiwisdr VK2AAK at Near Forster, New South Wales, AUS.
According with the stream: https://radioau.net/symban/ Nico (from
France)" Very strange! Ron (Calif. - recovering from a bad fall, but
making progress!)`` --- but no frequency from Nico (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CANADA. 6660 RCUSB, Jan 31 at 0715 UT, CHU pips JBA on 2 x 3330
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [and non]. 7365, Jan 31 at 1445, S8/9+20 Chinese music and
excited talk, CNR1, presumably live simulcast of CCTV New Year
celebrations, as warned by Ron Howard were expected on many
frequencies around 12-16 UT. Also similar but not sure if // on 9390,
huge collision, i.e. jamming RFA Cantonese via Tinian; and 9605, vs
VOA Chinese via Philippines.

I also looked for WOOB CNR1 jammers, if not Firedragon, above & below
11 and 13 MHz, but nothing. Have these diminished, or is it just lack
of propagation and/or scheduling. I think a lot of them used to close
at 1400; but it will take the imposition of DST here to get me up that
early (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ETHIOPIA. 7110, Jan 31 at 0418, R. Ethiopia quite blatantly
INTRUDING with a big S9+20 signal fading to S7 in an Ethiopian
language; nothing on 7140 or 7180 from Eritrea (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. 11824.96 approx., Jan 31 at 0424, S4-S7 medical
discussion about strokes, as MWV vies with VOHA for the
Christian-subjected early audience. I suppose it`s African Pathways
Radio, but this broadcast does not appear in WRTH 2022 page 485; in
so-called ``winter`` schedule, the only English is at 03-04 on 13760.
We are referred to ALASKA for more, but page 462 does not show any
`KNLS` programming via Mad! The English at 18-19 on 13670 and 20-21 on
11965 are absent from both. Seasonal nomenclature smax of hemispherism
or northern temperatism (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925 AM, Jan 30 at 2303, pirate music; 2343 ballad,
2346 maybe `When A Man Loves A Woman`. 0024 January 31, S8-S5 of
classic rock. 41 posts here say it`s Mix Radio International which
started as unID long before by 1751 on 6875, moving to 6925 at 2229:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,92341.0.html
and finally went off at 0132 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 517 MCW kHz, Jan 31 at 0721 UT, a second JBA NDB under my
strongest `local`, 515 PN Ponca City OK, where I am tuned USB. Tough
copy but maybe RN. Fortunately, PN makes long pauses. DXinfocentre
roster shows most likely it`s FN, 517, 25 watts at Clinton / Hills,
Iowa. Only one dit difference. Previously I had also pulled on 515, OS
at the other OSU, in Ohio (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2123 monitoring: Also confirmed
Sunday January 30 at 2100 on AM Italia, 1323 kHz, but with QRM into
UTwente; usual nearby Noale SDR offline. Tuned in before at 2058
something in English about carbon monoxide detectors, UK phone.

Also confirmed Sunday January 30 at 2330 on WRMI 5950, good direct.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 31 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 31 at 0230 on WRN N America webcast.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 31 at 0401 on Area 51 via WBCQ
6159.94, S9; preceded by coughing fit at 0358-0401 interrupted by WBCQ
ID at 0400 and a different one just before WOR. Per A51 sked
http://zappahead.net/#2022-0129-area51
the coughing fit is from W.D.C.D. Radio at 0330. Next:

2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
support. Thanks this week to Michael Beu, Austin TX for a
contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com and says:
``Hey Glenn: Thanks for all of the timely DX/RF technology info that
WOR provide this year. WOR/Club bulletins more important than
ever with demise of WRTH.``

One may also contribute by MO or check on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7780, Jan 31 at 0416, S9+6 of dead air from this WRMI. 0400*
is the scheduled closing. I missed all the excitement but WRMI and
apparently much of Florida had power failures early Sunday due to
frigid weather, as described on disgraced FB; I guess the juice froze
in the power lines. Transmitter 14 is the one on 5010 which I was
hearing with a poor signal early UT Jan 31:

``WRMI Radio Miami International 16 hrs ·
Regresó la electricidad a la planta transmisora de WRMI en Okeechobee
después de un apagón de aproximadamente tres horas y pico durante la
noche. Todo está funcionando normalmente otra vez, excepto el
transmisor número 14 que necesita algunas reparaciones. Esperamos
tenerlo en el aire esta noche si todo va bien. La causa del apagón fue
el clima; tuvimos temperaturas debajo de 0 centígrado.

WRMI Radio Miami International 16 hrs · [ago, how precise!]
Power is back on at WRMI -- It has been a brutal night and morning
(Jan 30) here at the WRMI transmitter site in Okeechobee. Electrical
power was out for about three and a half hours due to an extreme
freeze in this area. And when the power returned, we had many problems
with computers and one transmitter damaged. At this time everything is
working normally again, except that we have a problem with transmitter
14 that we hope to have resolved in time for this evening's
transmission.

WRMI Radio Miami International 20 hrs ·
Power is out at WRMI! At approximately 0745 UTC Sunday 30 January, we
lost all electrical power at the WRMI transmitter site in Okeechobee,
Florida. This is the reason that all transmitters and our Internet
stream are off the air. Florida Power & Light is dispatching a team to
our site to try to restore power as soon as possible. The power outage
is caused by the near-freezing conditions at our site tonight, which
is a very unusual situation here in South Central Florida.

Author WRMI Radio Miami International
Gracias Osmany y todos. Ahora la compañía de luz estima que debemos
tener electricidad a las 10 de la mañana hora de Miami (1500 UTC),
pero eso puede cambiar mientras están haciendo las reparaciones.``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Another follow-up on the WOR iog to my WCLV report; yes, I
now recall it had been on 95.5, and I believe originally a commercial
classical station before joining the Ideastream empire:

``My father has older reel to reel airchecks of WCLV clearly
announcing its frequency as 95.5 MHz back in the older days. I
remember growing up in Cleveland falling asleep to the radio on sleep
timer tuned to WCLV. The 7-way swap in 2001 saw them picking up the
former WAKS in Lorain on 104.9 which is where their signal is found
now with very little channel separation from country station WKKY in
Geneva. Ideastream added the station to its stable of properties in
2011.

WKSU was the latest acquisition by Ideastream and was announced last
year. It has a translator network blanketing most of the northeastern
quarter of the state. WCPN would join WKSU and the rest of the
network.

Ideastream owns WCPN-FM, WVIZ-TV, WKSU-FM (and translators), and
WCLV-FM plus a stake in the “Ohio Channel” television channel it runs
in partnership with Ohio Government Telecommunications.

Northeast Ohio is still a shifting media market. Stephen Michael
Kellat, Ashtabula, Ohio`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ZAMBIA. 9680, Jan 31 at 0421, American English with Bible story
about Jacob and Rachel, S6-S9: I bet it`s V of Hope Africa this early:
yes, immediately // 11680 which sounds quite louder but reads slightly
less, S5-S8. WRTH 2022 shows both at 0400-0800 for the so-called
``winter`` 2021-2022 season; the Bible is speaking (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Oceanic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 31 at 0719 UT:
only 9-kHz ones detected are 846, surely Kiritimati; and surprise
1458: lots of Pacific rim area stations but biggest is 200 kW from
somewhere in China; or remnant of 125 kW ethnic R. Lyca from the other
London, UK? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12000, I had not found a DX reference listing the
single-letter beacon Z that I heard, but tnx to Ron Howard for this:

``Letter beacon - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_beacon
According to D.W. Schimmel, in 1986 the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) released the following HF direction finding results
for single letter beacons, all of which indicate locations in the USSR
. . . . Z Mukachevo, Ukraine``

Where is Mukachevo? ``Mukachevo is a city located in the valley of the
Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast (province), in Western Ukraine.
Wikipedia`` --- so not in Soviet/Russian occupation zone now; perhaps
no coincidence the oblast starts with 3 = Z (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1752 UT January 31

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 29-30, 2022  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 30 2022

Hauser
** CANADA. 328 MCW kHz, Jan 30 at 0719 UT, dash and YTL, 1000 watt ND
beacon at Big Trout Lake, Ontario (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940 USB, Jan 29 at 2303, surprised to hear a pirate
in Dutch, commercials? S7-S8 and surely intracontinental. 2305 jingle
as --- something Radio, music. 2312 playing ``Downtown`` by Petula
Clark, in English. Then I notice a stronger pirate on 6935, but when
back on 6940 at 2318, it`s off. These say it`s Sky Radio:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,92273.0.html
and Big Badfish Al quotes this from somewhere: ``Sky Radio is a Dutch
commercial radio station playing non-stop Adult Contemporary pop
music, owned by Talpa Holding. The target audience is men and women
between 25 and 54 years of age. It is programmed according to the AC
format`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935 USB, Jan 29 at 2306, S9+5 hard rock and omodist
= overmodulated and distorted, yet does not QRM 6940 Sky Radio as I
had hit first on a downtune. 2318 SSTV; 2319 live? DJ still distorted
says ``Imagine that``, and ``Alice? Radio``. Drama about Mars lander
leads into another song; 2323 another Alice Radio ID. Well, it`s
really OUTHOUSE Radio per all these; enunciate!
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,92274.0.html
with three noisy SSTV captures, a pierced tongue outstuck, a privy,
and a full-bearded guy (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 29 at 2302, no signal from VOT direct. Unknown if
it might have come on later. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2123 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday January 30 at 0053 the 0030 on WRMI 7730, S9+12 into Knoxville
SDR.

Also confirmed starting at 0445 UT Sun Jan 30 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO,
S9+15 into nearby SDR but with multi-pitched very fast robotic CW QRM
-- must be another 160m A1 contest encroaching on this A3 broadcast.

Also confirmed Sunday January 30 at 1350 the 1330 on WMRI Europe, via
Channel 292 Germany 9670, S9+20 into UTwente reading +7 Hz, modulation
surges up and down a bit, but receiving artifact? Also checked Carlow,
Ireland SDR at 1355, S7-S9 and not surging, +6 Hz carrier offset. Both
have lite ACI from music on 9665, presumably CRI Russian via x-site
rather than Korea North. I happened to awaken an hour earlier than I
would have preferred. Not knowing this, tnx also to Alan Roe,
Teddington UK: ``WOR 2123 confirmed on WMRI Europe Sun 1330 UT on
9670``. Where is Teddington? ``a suburb in south-west London in the
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. In 2021, Teddington was named
as the best place to live in London by The Sunday Times. Historically
in Middlesex, Teddington is situated on a long meander of the Thames
between Hampton Wick and Strawberry Hill, Twickenham. Wikipedia``
Next:

2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323-Italy & 207?
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 5850, UT Sun Jan 30 at 0101, excellent classical music show
`Encore` has started on this WRMI; while `Texas Radio Shortwave` had
started on 5950 this week to play 14 songs from SXSW festival - but I
have to prioritize classical. Beyond me why TRSW would choose a time
up against not only Encore but The Giant Jukebox, and TOUTA, the
Saturday evening music-glut hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (5085), UT Sun Jan 30 at 0047, `Theater Organ Under the
Arch` is already underway on WTWW-2 webcast. Must have started way
earlier than usual? Since it`s chopped off without any formal closing
at 0059 for Bible verse, CQ, WTWW canned ID treating our national
anthem as a produxion jingle, and then a ham radio show. Something`s
always loco at Lebanon (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Prompted by announcements preceding and following `Weekend
Radio`, webcast at 0300 & 0400 UT January 30: classical WCLV Cleveland
OH will soon be changing from 104.9 to 90.3; this is because of a
merger of sorts with WKSU at Kent State, and realigning those
stations; some years ago WCLV lost its original better frequency, I
believe it was 90.3, and had to move to 104.9 where the power can be
only 6 kW ERP. 90.3 has been occupied by another Ideastream station,
47 kW, WCPN with NPR news/talk programming, and WCLV banished to HD2
on that frequency. WKSU originates on 89.7.

From a detailed press release at
https://www.ideastream.org/about/press-releases/ideastream-public-media-and-wksu-public-radio-to-enter-into-public-service-operating-agreement

``Between January 1 and April 1, 2022, the following changes are
expected to take place:

WKSU will become the region’s NPR news and information station, with
repeater stations in Ashland, Mansfield, New Philadelphia, Norwalk,
Thompson and Wooster continuing to serve their local markets.
Ideastream Public Media will reformat 104.9 FM to serve an additional
repeater station for WKSU programming, bolstering coverage in the
Cleveland area. The call letters associated with 104.9 FM will change
from WCLV to WCPN.

Those who love the classical programming provided by WCLV at 104.9 FM
will have access to that programming at the new WCLV at 90.3 FM.
There, they can continue to enjoy locally hosted performances by local
artists and ensembles, including The Cleveland Orchestra, Apollo’s
Fire and Lés Delices, along with student and faculty ensembles from
the Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Baldwin
Wallace Conservatory and Cleveland State University. Reflecting the
intent to serve its new expanded coverage area, 90.3 FM programming
will spotlight more performances by musicians in Akron and Kent as
well...`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12000- CW, Jan 30 at 1552, letter Z sent over and over,
JBA fading in and out; unsure if some other letter or number
interspersed. First time noted despite bandscanning across here every
day. One of those Russian one-letter beacons? I have not deliberately
sought any of them out. Other letters on other frequencies, but not Z,
have been logged by Harold Frodge, MARE Tipsheet. They are never on
exact even frequencies. My Z was slightly on the minus side but too
weak to measure (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1936 UT January 30

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 29, 2022  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 29 2022

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15476 RCUSB, Jan 29 circa 1450 UT, no LRA36 signal into
Pardinho, Brasil SDR this Saturday as usual while it continues to
appear on Wednesdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 6660, Jan 29 at 0155, CHU-like pips, but with uteblatt QRM
and cannot make out an ID before top of next minute. Second harmonic
of 3330 is often reported by Harold Frodge, better positioned in
Michigan, and I keep seeking it, but need to continue checking this
WOOB frequency oftener. Remember when their ex-frequency 7335 was
exactly half of 14670? Now 15700 would be the spot (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** ETHIOPIA [non]. 15400, Sat Jan 29 at 1614 JBA signal into Kenya
SDR, even less into Kuwait, but scheduled now at 1600-1629 is a new,
or reactivated clandestine which must not be reaching target
effectively, as discussed in the WOR iog:

Arthur Pozner, near NYC, Wednesday Jan 26 at 1610 UT:
``[WOR] Unknown program on 15400 kHz at 16:00 UTC --- Not listed,
seems to be heavily jammed. Sounds to my ears as one of the Ethiopian
languages``

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, 1643 UT:
``Language is Afan Oromo Mon-Wed, Fri, Sat probably via Galbeni from
NEXUS IRRS SW from January 21. Registered today in HFCC Database``

Arthur Pozner at 1644: ``ID as "IRRS Milano". Music interval from
Carmen (Toreador).``

Ivo, Observer, Bulgaria:
``ROMANIA New clandestine broadcast of NEXUS IBA IRRS Shortwave
via RADIOCOM Galbeni:
1600-1629 on 15400 GAL 300 kW / 140 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo
Mon-Wed/Fri/Sat from January 21
1600-1629 on 15400 MIL 150 kW / 135 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo
Mon-Wed/Fri/Sat in HFCC is wrong
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2022/01/new-clandestine-program-of-nexus-irrs.html
Weak/poor signal of this unknown clandestine broadcast via SDR Tambov
Russia on January 26``

Kai Ludwig:
``Oromia National Media – Arraata Biyyoolessa Oromiyaa.
https://www.nexus.org/member-services/radio-and-tv/schedules/monday-program-schedule/

https://www.onm-abo.org/

Based in Toronto:
https://www.bizapedia.com/canada/oromia-national-media-arraata-biyyoolessa-oromiyaa-onm-abo.html

IRRS had already transmitted them, circa summer 2020 til spring 2021,
from Kostinbrod. Seems these guys have found some new money...``

The NEXUS program schedule does show this on Mon, Tue, Fri, not on Wed
or Thu; Sat & Sun refuse to load (Glenn Hauser, Jan 29, WOR)

** SPAIN. 12030, Jan 29 at 1643, REE is yet again in dead air, S7-S9
into Maryland SDR. Recheck at 2022, OFF the air while the other three
frequencies are good to very good: 11940, 11685, 9690. Something`s
always nonsensical at Noblejas (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 6125, Jan 29 at 0423, VOT English now on the squealy
transmitter, unlike the previous emission at 23 UT Jan 28 on 5960.
Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 338 MCW kHz, Jan 29 at 0644 UT, RYN, 400 watt ND beacon at
Tucson / Ryan AZ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2123 monitoring: confirmed UT
Saturday January 29 at 0230 on WRMI 9395, S9+10/20 direct instead of
almost faded out as often happens with this.

Confirmed Sat Jan 29 at 1700 on WRN North America webcast.

Also confirmed Sat Jan 29 starting at 2033 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM,
Wentzville MO, S9+12 into nearby Warrenton SDR. Next:

0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0530]
1330 UT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323-Italy & 207?
2330 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
support. Thanks this week to Michael Beu, Austin TX for a
contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com and says:
``Hey Glenn: Thanks for all of the timely DX/RF technology info that
WOR provide this year. WOR/Club bulletins more important than
ever with demise of WRTH.``

One may also contribute by MO or check on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 700 kHz, Jan 29 at 0700-0705+ UT, I`m checking WLW exactly
24 hours after the deadair newshole, but it keeps modulating tonight
with ``Queen City`` local news rather than ABC. CCI under from a music
station. Should that be ``Sin-city``? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 29 at 0429:
738, 837, 1089, 1107 --- and 1665 kHz. Where Carlos Gonçalves,
Portugal has reported numerous pirates from Holland, Greece and
Balkans, but also all over the X-band. Probably something closer I get
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search Jan 29 at 0638:
603, 684, 837-2, 909, 999, 1044, 1089, 1107-2, 1215 kHz. Axually
logged from top down. 603 is unusual, but at this late hour more
likely lower-powered Spain than Romania, Cyprus, Oman (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 830 kHz, Jan 29 at 1845 UT, I`m making a low-noon MW
bandscan just after local mean noon at 1832; on caradio by Box 1684,
not much unusual on frequencies with low enough noise level, but here
there is a JBA talk signal and a SAH from a second station. Sky- or
ground-wave or a mixture? Main one is presumably WCCO. The other could
be in WY, LA or TN (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4030 AM, Jan 29 at 0237, JBA carrier registers S9 but so
does the noise level. Ball Smacker Radio was reported here exactly one
week before. And also tonight:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,92219.0.html
I guess now her regular weekly Friday-night-at-8-pm-CT schedule,
ex-6960 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6920- AM, Jan 29 at 0235, JBA carrier presumed pirate;
nonesuch reported at HFU (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6925 USB, Jan 29 at 0158-0228*, S9 big-band-era songs,
instrumental or crooners, continuous segués with no announcements
until chopped off mid-song. At 0201, duet ``Don`t Know Why I Love You
Like I Do``; 0226 ``Ordinary People``. More pirate logs as unID just
before and after I was hearing it:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,92215.0.html
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,92217.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2110 UT January 29

 

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