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Glenn Hauser logs January 19-20, 2024  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 20 2024

Hauser
** CHINA [and non]. 11565, Jan 19 at 1621, CNR1 jammer, Chinese talk
S7/S9 atop something else, i.e. RFA Chinese via TINIAN at 16-19. CNR1
// on 11670, which is VOA Tibetan via Philippines at 16-17, but
nothing of that audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ETHIOPIA [non]. 17575, Fri Jan 19 at 1610, Horn-of-Africa music,
S8/9+5. NOTHING listed anywhen in Aoki or EiBi, but HFCC:
17575 1600 1630 48W ISS 250 127 0 217 1234567 291023 300324 D 17400
AmhMul F RMI TDF 1069 OPM
and also line 443 abottom the WRMI skedgrid as Oromia Public Media at
1600-1630 on days 1/3/5 only, 250 kW from Issoudun, FRANCE, in Amharic
[only]. With a name like that, shouldn`t it mainly be in Oromo?!

WRTH 2024 has this on pp 579-580: RAADIYOONII DIRREE SHAGGAR (RDS),
807 Irenic Court, Eagleville PA 19403, oromiapublicmedia.com,
www.fb.com/raadiyooniids and produced by the NGO, OPM. But website is
Unfound, with or without www. FB does connect, mainly lots of videos
from 2023y, presumably also audio. Eagleville is not indexed or shown
even in my 2013 large-scale RMcN road atlas! Found on the web, NW of
Phila, near Norristown in Montgomery County (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA NORTH. 11645, Jan 19 at 1622, sweet choral music in DPRK
style, S4/S5 - yes, per Aoki VOK at 15-18 in Arabic/English/Arabic
<one hour each (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 11514.9, Jan 19 at 1620, JBA carrier, still
signature of Sonora or Arizona pirate, Hikari FM (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Fri Jan 19 at 2308, token English from SNR, feature
after news is about a plastic-pellet spill off Portugal, now washing
up on the shores of Galicia, and difficult to clean up; interview
someone from Worldwide Fund for Nature. Happened Dec 13 but took a
month for Gal government to take axion against this ``crisis`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960.003, Jan 19 at 2303, VOT English not off the
air, S9+10/20 direct; 2337 when measured, S9+35/45 into UTwente,
``with-you-every-hour`` promo, music; 2341 ``always-by-your-side``
promo, `That`s Why`, about 3000-year old art: theatre, voiced by the
badax. Haven`t heard segment called that before. 2347 `w-y-e-h`,
again, song. 2353 s/off for the 1330 on 13635 only, plus satellite &
internet without any details. 2354 IS until 2355.5*, no extraneous
German, uncovering XJRTV in Chinese from East Turkistan, land of
imperialist ChiCom genocide against Uyghurs and other Moslems (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 305 MCW kHz, Jan 19 at 0727 UT, JBA NDB, RO, maybe mixing
with another ID. I was tuned to 303-USB, but this must be 305, ROswell
NM, 150 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2226 monitoring: confirmed Friday
January 19 at 2143 the 2130 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323 kHz, S9+5
into UTwente, no QRM. Also confirmed on WRMI webcast-only.

Also confirmed Friday January 19 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, S9+20/30
direct. Next:

0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
1530 UT Saturday SW Radio Gold, Germany 6160
1830 UT Saturday SW Radio Gold, Germany 3975
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0100 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
0330vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0600]
1130 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [also webcast, phonecast; jammed by Cuba?]
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
2230 UT Sunday SW Radio Gold, Germany 3975
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0930 UT Monday SW Radio Gold, Germany 6160
2030 UT Monday SW Radio Gold, Germany 3975
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to SW
1400 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
[previous #2225][SW suspended but still streamed?]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [unsked but reconfirmed Jan 3, 10, 17]
2030 UT Wednesday SW Radio Gold, Germany 3975
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW,
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1730 UT Thursday SW Radio Gold, Germany 3975
[not all SW Radio Gold times confirmed; may be testing]

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated. Thanks this
week to Hank Blackwood, Dalton GA, for a contribution via PayPal in US
funds but not necessarily, to: woradio at yahoo.com

One may also contribute by money order or check on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Pre-`AAAWWW` check of WBCQs, UT Sat Jan 20 at 0055 into NH
SDR: 3265+ OFF; 5130.304 `ATATT` S8/9+10; 6159.932 TOMBS S9/+10;
7489.970 FKB S9/+10; 9330.00 WLCR Portuguese S9+10/28. Then at 0100 on
7490-: other music and TimTron announces this episode originally aired
on Dec 1, 2023; then `WTO` theme and into rerun of UT Dec 2 which I
already reported at the time. Never mind (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15825, Jan 19 at 1614, WWCR-1 is the SSOB, S9+25/35 with
sporadic E boost, slightly distorted, squealing, and splashing some 30
kHz either side. SAWA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1218.1 approx., Jan 19 at 0720 UT, weak carrier hetting
1220.0 stations; nothing this low at mwoffsets --- same as logged Dec
14, 2023 at 0751 in previous report. How about some help, others
checking for this? NRC AM Log shows there are 41 UStations on ``1220``
- with peanut power at night vs 50 kW WHKW Cleveland; and two 10 kW
Canadians aiming north. No biggies in USA west of Ohio, 1220 rather
owned by XEB CDMX, allegedly 100/100 kW, 24h but never heard. 1220
sounds like a graveyard (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 8992 USB, Jan 19 at 1627, US military alfanumeric crypto
exercise, S9, all fonetik with self-imposed background noise for
effect. Repeating several times: ``ASWHLZ Stand By``. Then ``message
follows``, starts with same sextet, easily copied fully:
``ASWHJZORWNBKSYXR6RH7E7KSQ8X4SG - I say again ---`` - if there be any
errors, from my scribble confusing Y with 4 or S with 5. EiBi calls
8992 ``US Air Force Messages``, also on 4724, 11175, 15016 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13800 USB, Jan 19 at 1618, weak 2-way seems in Spanish,
INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0113 January 20

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 18, 2024  View Printable Version 
Friday, January 19 2024

Hauser
** CANADA [and non]. 300 MCW kHz, dash and YIV, Jan 18 at 0750 UT, 500
watt NDB at Island Lake MB, coords less than 54/95. Noise blanker on
the NRD 545 makes the difference, still awful. Not heard this one in a
longtime, since Jan 26, 2023 at 0706.

328 MCW kHz, dash and YTL, Jan 18 at 0752 UT, 1000 watts at Big Trout
Lake ON, coords <54/90, which was also last logged along with YIV, Jan
26, 2023 at 0707. This time first audible at 327-USB. More less rare
Canadians this time:

332 MCW kHz, dash and QT, Jan 18 at 0754 UT, 1000 watts at Thunder Bay
ON, and underneath it JBA, IC, 400 watts at Wichita KS.

346 MCW khz, dash and YXL, Jan 18 at 0758 UT, 500 watts at Sioux
Lookout ON, >50/<92 degrees. YXL and QT are the ones most likely to be
audible now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CONGO. 6115, Jan 18 at 0500-0604, no signal from R. Congo into
Canary Is SDR which ought to get it if reactivated in its morning, as
it was in the evening per Manuel Mendez ---- o wait, at 0607 there is
a JBA carrier on 6115 audible when tuned to 6114 USB; could that be
Japan, very long path? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2226)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 18 at 2012, RHC English reactivated after quite an
absence, S9+25/30 direct, lite squeal, fairly good mod, the SSOB
except USA 15730, 15825. Something`s not wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2226) see also

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 7720, Jan 18 at 0746, Korean weak but noise
jamming also audible for first time here. Echo of Hope from S to N
Korea from Seoul site per Aoki at 07-03, not *marked as jammed. Gianni
Serra, Roma, also reported ``QRM moderate buzz noise``, Jan 12 at
1644-1705 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11685-11690-11695, Thu Jan 18 at 0740, surprised to
encounter S9+20 DRM noise here. Presumed RNZI in one of their midweek
transmitter tests as scheduled in drmrx.org only at 1756-1857 daily
except Sats, 25 kW at 35 degrees -- and it cuts off the air already at
0741.4*. Then at 0743, I check 13755 which is supposed to be on now in
AM, but no trace of it. Should be propagating or at least detectable
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PALAU [and non]. 9965, Jan 18 at 0813, Hope Radio weakly audible,
but about equal to pulse jamming from CUBA! Which persists despite
being unneeded since R. República quit Costa Rica site many years ago.
T8WH or whatever may not be too bothered in Pac/As target, but why in
the world choose a frequency ever jammed by Cuba? Sheer ignorance
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2226)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2225 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: Update, confirming WOR #2225, WRMI, 9395:
QRN, 0030, 0044, 0059 (55443-4),
0230 music filler, January 17 UTC 2024 [Wed]
0130, music filler,
0230, 0244, 0259 (55433), 0259, January 18 UTC 2024 [Thu] (Lemke,
Richard -AB)``

Confirmed UT Thursday January 18 on WRMI 5010, S9+25/30 into Georgia
SDR, but JBA carrier into Bonaire where it`s aimed!

Also confirmed UT Thursday January 18 at 0230 on WRMI 9395, S7/9+12
into Georgia SDR.

Also confirmed Thursday January 18 at 1734 the 1730 on Shortwave
Radio, Germany, 3975.001, S9/+5 into UTwente. Glad SWR decided to air
WOR, missing from SW in Europe since IRRS quit. I keep missing ID
times, but notice it`s still going with DJ/music shows, 1915
``commercial`` for ass-wipes, ha2; past 1938 but fading out (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2226)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2226 contents: Antarctica, Brasil,
Canada and non, China, Congo, Cuba, East Turkistan, Germany, Iceland,
Indonesia, Israel, (Japan), Korea North & South, Myanmar, Netherlands,
Palau and non, Perú, Sri Lanka, (Taiwan), Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA,
Vanuatu, Vietnam non; propagation outlook - (countries mentioned along
with others not in order)

WOR 2226 available from 0433 UT Friday January 19:
(mp3 stream) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2226.m3u
(mp3 download) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2226.mp3

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

2130 UT Friday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
2300 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also webcast, phonecast; jammed?]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
1530 UT Saturday SW Radio Gold, Germany 6160
1830 UT Saturday SW Radio Gold, Germany 3975
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0100 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
0330vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0600]
1130 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [also webcast, phonecast; jammed by Cuba?]
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
2230 UT Sunday SW Radio Gold, Germany 3975
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0930 UT Monday SW Radio Gold, Germany 6160
2030 UT Monday SW Radio Gold, Germany 3975
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to SW
1400 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [also web-, phonecast; jammed?]
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
[previous #2225][SW suspended but still streamed?]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [unsked but reconfirmed Jan 3, 10, 17]
2030 UT Wednesday SW Radio Gold, Germany 3975
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW,
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1730 UT Thursday SW Radio Gold, Germany 3975
[not all SW Radio Gold times confirmed; may be testing]

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated. Thanks this
week to Hank Blackwood, Dalton GA, for a contribution via PayPal in US
funds but not necessarily, to: woradio at yahoo.com

One may also contribute by money order or check on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, WTWW: George McClintock informs us at 2130 Jan 18: the
heat exchanger was broken by freezing water, so #2 transmitter may be
down for 10 or 11 days. After recording that info for WORLD OF RADIO
2226, another update: thinks has found a way to repair it so may not
be off for quite that long. Also, once back in service, plans to
resume a WORLD OF RADIO airing on WTWW! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. {this item should have been included in my last report; was
already in WOR iog. It does appear in the latest log roundup instead
of the next one:}

On 2024-01-16 19:58, David Crawford wrote: ``1359.715 UNID carrier
popped on again at 0045 Z this evening, but unlike last evening, has
remained on. I'll speculate that this is someone switching from day
to night config using two separate transmitters.

So, what longitude currently makes the day to night switch at 0045Z?
Furthermore, a carrier disappeared about the same time on 1360.004
kHz, and appeared to be a bit stronger than .715, among multiple
co-ch lines on the waterfall by that time.``

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 02:09:05 AM GMT+1, David Crawford
wrote:

``The mystery station appears to be KPXQ, Phoenix, AZ, carrying J.
Vernon McGee at 0105Z, easy copy on the Surprise, AZ, kiwi,
paralleled on their website with some delay. Will report back here
if the BoH brings a different ID.``

Good work! And 0045 UT is the Jan FCC SS time for KPXQ `Glendale`:
https://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/srsstime?dlat=33&mlat=30&slat=28.15&dlon=112&mlon=13&slon=03.55&tzone=C
Feb: 0115 UT. It appears they have one site for day and night; not
sure if or how FCC would show whether two separate transmitter units
be used (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2226)

This report dispatched at 0529 UT January 19

 

Glenn Hauser log roundup January 11-17, 2024  View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 18 2024

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_2024_0111_0117.txt

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

 

Glenn Hauser logs, January 17, 2024  View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 18 2024

Hauser
** ARGENTINA. 28464 USB, Jan 17 at 2314, LU7YZ calling CQDX and making
very quick contacts. QRZ.com: LU7YZ Argentina flag Argentina,
Alejandro "Alex" NAZRA, 8309 - Centenario, Neuquen, Argentina;
anti-paper-QSL, anti-FT8, illustrating antennas (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 28548 USB, Jan 17 at 2316, CQDX from PY3PZ - fonetek for Y
is Yellow, not Yanqui: must be anti-American, hi. QRZ.com: PY3PZ
Brazil flag Brazil, PAULO ROBERTO NEVES BARBOZA (PY3PZ), P.O. BOX 86,
Sao Gabriel RS - CEP 97300-970, Brazil. Then long autobiographical
essay, in Portuguese (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 15340, Jan 17 at 1633, W&M dialog in Chinese, S9+5/25, the
SSOB except for 15825 WWCR splatterer. Same on 11600 S9/+5; 11670
S8/S9; and 11715. All CNR1 jammers vs unheard targets per Aoki: 15340
Sound of Hope, Taiwan, relaying RFA; 11600 SOH but supposedly only
until 1600, then TOMBS/Bulgaria; 11670 VOA Philippines in Tibetan;
11715 SOH (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, Jan 17 at 1639, S7/S9 of dead air in Spanish from R
Habana Cuba, where something is always wrong. Still nothing on 15140
or anywhere else (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9440, Jan 17 at 2155 amid the R. Cairo English sesquihour,
no signal into UTwente. Something`s amiss at Abis (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Wed Jan 17 at 2300, token English from SNR, sufficient
direct into reelout, preview topic to be interview with a Balearic
professor about RSA`s charge that Israel is committing genocide (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, Jan 17 at 2309, VOT not off the air,
S9+20/30 direct in news; next check into UTwente, S9+25/35 when
measured, 2348 multi-lingual ID filler reel; 2351 s/off as if this
were the 1330 on 13635; fragment of IS and off before 2352*. Before
trying 5960 I tuned 9610 in case VOT were overrunning there instead;
JBA algo, must be something else: Aoki shows CNR8 in Mongolian,
Beijing 491 site at 2100-0100, so TRT collides with that even before
its supposed 2226 close (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 329 MCW kHz, Jan 17 at 0753 UT, PMV, 25-watt NDB at
Plattsmouth NE, JBA and hardly anything else on LW vs local noise
level. Hearing it first tuned to 328 USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2225 monitoring: confirmed UT
Wednesday January 17 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, S9+20/5 into Maryland
SDR.

Also confirmed Wednesday January 17 at 1525 the secret 1500 on WRMI
9955, S5/S8, no jamming audible.

Also confirmed Wednesday January 17 at 2038 on Shortwave Radio,
Germany, 3975, about 5 minutes into so started about 2033, S9+5 into
Finland SDR but fading down by 2045; first check at 2035 into UTwente,
JBA S5/S6.

Also confirmed Wednesday January 17 at 2200 on WBCQ 7489.935, S9+10/20
into Maryland SDR. Next:

0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1730vUT Thursday Shortwave Radio, Germany 3975 [test?]

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated. Thanks this
week to Joe Caberlin, Port Colborne, Ontario for some spare US$ to
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 USA; preferably by MO or
check on a US bank

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

** U S A. 15825, Jan 17 at 1635, WWCR-1 is horribly overmodulated,
distorted again, S9+30 and splattering 15710/15860 approx. I had
reported it fixed back to normal as of Jan 5. Lou Johnson reported Jan
14:

``Announced on AskWWCR last night --- Brady Murray said the bad audio
on 6115 (and other frequencies) was due to a bad fiber optic cable.
Also other problems at their transmitter building was a roof leak over
a transmitter that was not on the air at the time. And they discovered
a burnt pole supporting a transmission line that they determined was
caused by lightning! So, I guess they're on top of it, at this point!
Lou KF4RCA Atlanta`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, WTWW: George McClintock informs me early UT Jan 17:
off the air tonight and last night, due to extreme cold circa 0 F in
Nashville, power outage and then water in some facility froze - I
think he was referring to transmitter cooling system. Hopes to be back
on by Jan 18, but still not by 2359 Jan 17 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 17 at
2321-2325, before LSS of 2342 UT today: 684, 774, 855, 909, 1017?,
1026, 1044-strongest, 1053, 1089, 1107, 1152, 1305?, 1413. Mostly
Spain and UK, probably (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0055 UT January 18

 

Glenn Hauser+ logs January 14-15-16, 2024  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 17 2024

Hauser
** CANADA. 730, besides the now IDed KQPN, see USA, Jan 16 at 0809 UT,
I hear a quick ID in passing from something else, sounds like ``730
WKDM``, then country music. I don`t see any W### close enough in NRC
AM Log, but there is CKDM in Dauphin MB, U2 10/5 kW, and C&W is one of
its formats. Bet that`s it. Natch, night pattern is supposed to have
null southward to protect US! I`ve heard it before: Sept 8, 2020 at
0630, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. Re VOT 5960 noshow after 2300 Jan 15; and often: ``TRT kept
the 9610 transmitter on air from 2125 until they cut it at around
2345. Normal schedule is 2125-2225v English s/off. But left it on with
Italian 2230-2255 then into English 2300-2345 off. So that’s most
likely why you didn’t hear it on 5960, Glenn. Someone asleep again at
the TRT transmitter site? Craig Tyson, Perth, Western Australia``

-- Tnx, Craig, yes, I must remember to check 9610 whenever 5960 be
AWOL. The only Italian is supposed to be at 0930: 2130 must be another
``stream-only`` time like 0000 German, 0100 Portuguese which
occasionally land on SW 5960 after English.

[and non] 5960.005, Jan 16 at 2259 IS, 2300 timesignal about 4 seconds
slow, s/on, S9/+10 direct, yet poor copy vs noise and fading. Measured
at 2345 into UTwente, S9+25/35 and VG, ``with-you-every-hour`` promo;
2346 `Turkey`s Geomarked [sic] Products`` about a special bread on the
Black Sea coast which can last up to 5 years. 2352 correct s/off for
the 1330 broadcast only, on 13635; 2353 IS; 2356 restart IS but off at
2357*, no German; uncovering the CCCCCCI from EAST TURKISTAN, as I
stand with Aoki; std denunciation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2225 monitoring: confirmed UT
Tuesday January 16 at 0330 on WRMI 7780, usual poor signal direct.

Also confirmed Tuesday January 16 at 1400 on WRMI 9955, S9/+10 direct.
Next:

0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1200 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1230 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB or 3210-USB
[previous #2224][SW suspended but still streamed?]
1500 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [unsked but reconfirmed Jan 3, 10]
2030vUT Wednesday Shortwave Radio, Germany 3975 [test?]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1730vUT Thursday Shortwave Radio, Germany 3975 [test?]

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated. Thanks this
week to Joe Caberlin, Port Colborne, Ontario for some spare US$ to
Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 USA; preferably by MO or
check on a US bank

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

** U S A. 5085, Jan 16 at 2317 and still 2359, WTWW-2 not on air,
contrary to nominal schedule from *2300. Seems irregular (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re: ``UNIDENTIFIED. 730, Dec 23 at 0750 UT, classical music,
a surprise as no stations are overtly so formatted; pause and more as
if album cuts. Not recognizable as ``holiday`` or ``religious`` but
maybe, and/or anomaly for The Season. Would KKDA Korean TX or XEX
Deportes CDMX do this? On 730, no CBC/SRC nor any US public radio
stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)``

``Glenn, The station on 730 kHz remains UNIDENTIFIED and continues to
play two Classical guitar music selections as performed by John De'Bey
- "Gavottes" from Suite No. 6 by Johann Sebastian Bach and "Largo"
from Concerto 93 by Antonio Vivaldi. This is playing on a loop
continuously with no station ID or call letters.

At my receiving location in the northern part of the state of Georgia,
the station on 730 kHz fades in and out during the evening hours.
Using a Tescun AN-200 antenna loop coupled with a Radiowow R-108
receiver, the best receiving direction seems to be a line directly
East-West. The station on 730 kHz is not WUMP in Huntsville, AL nor
WLTQ in Charleston, SC or WZGV in Charlotte, NC. Checking the KiwiSDRs
in Alabama, the station is strongest on the Birmingham, AL SDR so that
may be a candidate for the area this station is transmitting.

It is quite odd that absolutely no call letters or station ID has been
given as normally done and required by the FCC, even during testing
periods, if the station on 730 kHz is in the United States. Bermuda
could have been a very remote possibility, but there are no MW
stations remaining there and the station would have shown up on
KiwiSDRs in North Carolina if that were the case. Central Alabama
(Birmingham area perhaps?) seems a prime candidate for its location so
far. --Evan Bexley - Buford, Georgia, USA``

Posted to the WOR iog at 0631 UT Jan 16. I reply at 0708. ``Evan, VERY
interesting. Tnx for following up on this, and can anyone else? I have
not noticed it again.`` So this goes on all the time, not just
overnight. This led me to check again, Jan 16 at 0743 -- and there it
is again on 730, classical guitar music. I had not listened long
enough to realize it`s a two-piece loop. On the DX-398 I try to DF it,
roughly E/W, maybe slightly clockwise, but too much at right angle,
XEX, country? To get a tight null on the unID. Of course, the only AL
station on 730 is Huntsville, nothing legal circa Birmingham. The
*only* otherone along this line is KQPN West Memphis AR, U4 1000/1000,
24h talk format, ``OvC`` per NRC AM Log -- yes, that means Overcomer
Ministry = Brother Hystairical! in which case it should be shown as
REL. But no TOMBS heard now.

Yet KQPN on radio-locator is Yahoo! Sports Radio -
https://www.730sports.com/ homepage has a listen link:
https://tunein.com/radio/KQPN-730-s35522/
which runs a commercial for ``WGU``, whatever that be, then nothing;
or ``The Sports Giant of the mid-South`` fails:
gemini.tunein.com/embed/player/s35522?partnerId=RadioTime

There happens to be a KiWiSDR in Tipton County TN which ought to be in
the daytime coverage area of KQPN:
http://km4rt.ddns.net:8073/
Tuning that in at 1947 Jan 16 -- there it is! Our great classical
guitar music. Past 2000, pauses between repeats but no ID or any
announcement. Mystery solved - except why in the world KQPN would do
this. Perhaps a sale/format change pending?

Evidently Evan had not seen the above? when he posted this 55 minutes
later:

``Glenn, The station on 730 kHz is most likely KQPN West Memphis,
Arkansas based upon tuning in on the KiwiSDR located in Tipton County
just north of Memphis, Tennessee during the local daylight hours. The
station as monitored via this SDR is playing the same classical guitar
songs as mentioned maybe with one or more mixed in but in a constant
loop. Aside from the locally generated RFI at the SDR, the 730 kHz
signal at this SDR is at a steady level indicating a pure ground wave
mode propagation mode to this SDR during local daylight hours (for
instance at 20:00 UTC).

Based upon outdated listings on Wikipedia and Radio-Locator.com, the
KQPN station no longer carries the Sport Radio format. In looking up
the FCC database, KQPN station changed owners as of September 28,
2023.
https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-397387A1.pdf

No indication when this classical guitar music loop test period
started. However, it continues today with no station ID during the
hour monitored 19:45 to 20:45 UTC on January 16, 2024. Why the station
owners are doing this is quite perplexing. Are they trying to flip and
re-sell the station? Keep it on the air to keep up the license? But
why no station ID? -- Evan Bexley - Buford, Georgia USA`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, Jan 16 at 0748, weak talk S6/S8, no doubt R. Vanuatu
reactivated here but on different sked than before, ending at 0659*.
Tnx to Manuel Méndez, Spain, who caught it first:

``7260, Radio Vanuatu, Port Vila, 0701-0810, 15-01. Back on 7260.
Interval signal, news, male female, at 0710 interval signal again,
Island songs, more comments and news. 15421 at firs but later
25432.``

Zach Liangas, Greece, also heard it via Maui SDR Jan 15 at 0719 with
traditional music.

And Ron Howard: ``7260, R. Vanuatu (ex 3945), 0601-0740 UT, Jan 16.
Wonderful to have them return to a frequency that produces good
reception! Here are a few highlights:

0601-0603: "News Update" in Bislama; followed by some C&W songs.

0631-0634: The often heard service announcements in Bislama; notices
regarding the administration of the estate of a deceased person,
giving contact info for any persons claiming an interest in the
estate; started and ended with the usual distinctive indigenous drums.

0654+: Series of ads, PSA's and promos (one for the "National Lotto,"
BBCWS promo for 104 FM, etc.).

0700-0712: "News Bulletin" and sports, in Bislama (items about China
and Taiwan, "football," etc.).

0720: Promo for the upcoming “UB40 featuring Ali Campbell” music
concert; please see the new YouTube promo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHncFKVz3Vs .

Ron, Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey), Etón E1, external
antenna: 100 ft. long wire``

And Gary Pence, Dallas, reports: ``Hi Glenn, I read the nice report
from Manuel Mendez a couple of hours ago and thought I would check
7260 at my USA SDR go-to for South Pacific listening, which is KFS,
Southwest Array in Half Moon Bay, CA. And behold, they were still on,
0907 UT with a YL moderator and OM speaking bislama about some sort of
business till 0923, then played two Island songs until the ID at 0928.
They were coming in really well at S9 plus 10db average. Very happy
for Manuel alerting me of this catch. Well done. Gary, KM5X``

So we wonder what be the full schedule span now on 7260 and which
other frequencies? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Re 1359.71 mystery carrier/het, matching WCGL Jax FL
entry om MW offsets, but another FL, WHNR was also on that exact
frequency many years ago:

Mauno Ritola, Finland, replied: ``Nothing so much off via Orlando
KiwiSDR at 2000 UT. Could it be, that there are two transmitters in
use as some do? Mauno``

I replied Jan 14: ``The one currently believed to be on 1359.71 is
WCGL Jaxonvil, not WHNR. Orlando is much closer to WHNR and may not
detect WCGL in daytime. Glenn`` Many tnx to David Crawford, FL, for
following up on this, first Jan 15 on the WOR iog, starting with 23 UT
Jan 14:

``It's neither. WHNR was heard this evening on .000 to .001 around
2300 Z, "Boss Hogg" nonIDs. No IDs were heard from Jacksonville, but
there was no evidence of .71 at that time either. If it was
Jacksonville FL, it would be easily visible on the SDR waterfall here
in Titusville, and probably even readable, during broad daylight.
I'll recheck both during daylight here.

Re-check at 0055 Z has 1359.715 in weakly, so it's further west than
Florida if it is a domestic station. The carrier was down to .714
after about 5 minutes, so it varies a bit, slowly. No audio was
detected.

Another long-term mystery carrier to my west or deep south is 859.976,
varying a few Hz slowly, and typically shuts down in the 0230-0300 Z
range; some nights it's not there at all. No audio, ever.``

And UT Jan 16: ``This evening, ~1359.715 popped up for all of one
minute around 0046 Z, and hasn't been back since, as of 0135 Z. So, we
couldn't watch it fade
in as hoped.

Daytime reception here was all WHNR, Boss Hogg Radio, Cypress Gardens,
fair level and listenable semi-local on the right antenna, on .000 --
.001 again.

The only other significant, distinct carrier visible daytime was WQVN,
North Miami, stable on .999, Haitian format, but no readable audio
from it. There was nothing seen on .715 during the day. WQVN took over
the channel quickly around 2130 Z when the greyline propagation set
in.

Around 2230 Z, still greyline, there were hints of black gospel music
parallel the WCGL webfeed, but not for long. It was buried in the
"spot-on pile" on .000. This is very uncertain, and there was no
other evidence that the station is even on the air. Jacksonville MW is
typically easily heard in daylight here, so if WCGL is on, it is very
low power, hiding behind another line on the waterfall, and not on
.715ish.

So, the mystery station is not from East Florida. WSAI, FoxSportsRadio
Cincinnati, is mostly dominating with NFL after full dark set in,
trading off with WQVN. David E. Crawford, Indian River City, Florida``
(via Glenn Hauser, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10125 USB, Jan 16 at 0756, ham QSO non-English. Sounds
like German intonation and a few words recognized on weak signals
S7/S9, such as ``wunderbar`` - but they say ``over`` in exchanging,
not ``über`` hi. I check this almost every night as I start
bandscanning below 10 MHz. As per logs months ago, Aussie accents in
English had been heard but never managed an ID. Australia supposedly
the only country allowing phone on otherwise CW/digital-only 29
(``30``)m band. Nothing caught for a long time. Well, some Aussies
could speak German. I am also alert for HK3QQ, that expired Bogotá ham
who transmitted defective CW letters in keyboard order for months on
10125, but never heard again (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0020 UT January 17

 

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