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Glenn Hauser log roundup November 16-22, 2023  View Printable Version 
Thursday, November 23 2023

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_2023_1116_1122.txt

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

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 21-22, 2023  View Printable Version 
Thursday, November 23 2023

Hauser
** CANADA. 2749 USB, Nov 22 at 0746, marine weather in English by YL
voice, S7. Also same synth voice on 2598 USB much stronger S9+20.
Scheduled now are 2749 VCO Sydney NS from 0740 and 2598 VCP Placentia
NL from 0737, first broadcasts of the local days. However, EiBi shows
sites are really:
pc-Port Caledonia NS 46N11'14"-59W53'59"
sl-St Lawrence NL 46N55'09"-55W22'45"
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. David Crawford, FL, replies to my report of 9330 spy numbers
missing: ``Last HM01 spook report seen here before its redisappearance
was 26 OCT at 0635 Z by Ary. Bauta lost at least one more working
transmitter (9535) in early October. So, HM01 was competing for RHC
resources and losing perhaps, since HM01 long-period-repetitive
content suggests that it is a contingency-only medium now. Not
counting 4765 and 5025, I'm not hearing more than 3 RHC Bauta at a
time just now: routinely 9710, 11760, and 15140, and pop-ups sometimes
on 6100, 9650, 11670, or 11950 within that total. Max RHC+CRI Quivicán
observed here currently is 4, and still zero Bejucal. The trend does
not bode well for the future of RHC shortwave`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, Nov 22 at 0731, JBA S2 in Spanish. Must be RHC way
overtime; their jammers are stronger against nothing, S4/S5 on 11860,
S5 on 11930. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** JAPAN. 7380, Nov 22 at 0727, Western classical M vocal solo with
piano accompaniment, so NHK would not be first guess, but that`s
what`s listed, 07-09, 85 degrees from Yamata for S America in
Japanese. Only other possibility is: various USA pirates in English
irr. 24h per EiBi, but I don`t recall any on 7380. Joe Hanlon
suggested that a higher band would be better for that target, but it`s
fine S9+25/30 to here over a mostly dark path. Other NHK at this time
on 11825 beamed back to Asia is a JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, Nov 22 at 0748, no signal from R. Kiribati,
which I continue to check almost every night after 0700; last season
this would be the earliest/only ``trans``-Pacific MW carrier audible
here. Probably off, but still must overcome local noise level here.
Need further checking via Oahu remote (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** QATAR [non]. 15385, Nov 22 at 1700, no signal from Al Jazeera TV
sound into Kuwait or UTwente SDRs. First time I`ve looked for it;
first reported by Jorge Freitas, Brasil, in the WOR iog:
``15385 17/November 1747 UNID in Arabic. Almost local signal here in
my QTH. I couldn't find information on any list, not even the newer
HFCC. It went off the air at 1759 without ID, while OM was speaking.
73 Jorge Freitas, Feira de Santana, Bahia 12°14´S 38°58´W -
Brasil, Tecsun PL-660, XHDATA, Antenna Delta Loop and LW 20 meters``

Tarek Zeidan, Cairo, replied Nov 19: ``Hello DXers, The first time we
caught Aljazeera TV audio carrier on SW was on 15th of November around
1130 UT on 15675 with a transmission that lasted till 1400. Later on
that day there was another transmission on 9965 around 1800 but it was
weaker than the previous transmission on 15675. The following day 16th
there was only one transmission on 15385 from 1600 to 1800 and that's
the only transmission we get from Aljazeera TV on SW for the last few
days; but in the meantime they've announced that they started
transmitting to Gaza strip on 93.9 MHz on FM Band. No mention
whatsoever about their SW transmission though I sent them 2 emails to
get the schedule and time of transmissions but in vain. Here's my
recording of the 1600 UT transmission on 18th of November:
https://youtu.be/BheMjVIwYaU?si=Jx8XHA34qgXy9blr
Best 73, Tarek Zeidan, Cairo, Egypt`` Site: believed to be Woofferton UK

And Ron Howard found this from Ali:
``"Al Jazeera Radio from Qatar on shortwave 15385 kHz." (Nov 16) -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9DCDOd3Yws
Ron, San Francisco``

So is it still on the SW air, anywhere? 15385 would be a good choice,
nothing else scheduled on it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Wed Nov 22 at 2307, token English from SNR, VG into
Maryland SDR, extended discourse by some professor about the Palestine
situation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960.005, Nov 22 at 2318, VOT English not off the air,
S9+25/35 into UTwente, `Gripping Piles` on negative environmental
impact of fashion industry, above undercurrent of CCCCCCI. 2322
multi-lingual ID filler reel, and badax reading `Weekly Commentary`
about China`s economy dependent on US investment which is declining;
by someone in Washingtoon DC. 2339 ``with-you-every-hour`` promo. 2340
`Feeling Supreme/The Healing Spring` about benefits of ozone therapy.
2347 song. 2350 another song. They never announce titles or artists,
which is just as well since they would be incomprehensible, just like
most of the writers contributing. 2353 s/off with totally wrong
English schedule: B23 frequencies but local times cited as if they
were UTC; announcess does not engage brain. 6 notes of IS chopped off
at 2355* before can switch to German, uncovering East Turkistan, std
denunciation; and something`s always awry at Ankara, erroneous at
Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2217 monitoring: confirmed UT
Tuesday November 21 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9/+20 direct; starts right
after music fill, no ID break. {not 0030 as in original report}

Also confirmed UT Wednesday November 22 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, S9+15/30
direct.

Wednesday November 22 at 2155 via remote in Maryland I notice that
WBCQ is OFF 7490 again, but its programming has again been shifted to
5130.30, J. P. Ferraro`s show from WHVW in another Trumpbump. So I
hasten to notify WOR and other lists that WOR 2217 should also be on
5130+ this week instead --- NOT: dead air after J.P. finishes, despite
a quick reminder to the boardops, for at least the rest of the
semihour tho by 2250 recheck some music is playing. Next:

0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1500 UT Thursday WRMI 9955 to SSE [new; to be confirmed][+webcast;
jammed?]

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

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

This report dispatched at 0011 UT November 23

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 21, 2023  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, November 22 2023

Hauser
** CUBA. 5025, Nov 21 at 0748, S9+20 of dead air from R. Rebelde,
which is often on the air and modulating earlier in evenings.
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [non]. 9330, Nov 21 circa 0745, NO sign of spy numbers this
date nor on other random dates lately during this hour; rather WLCR
via WBCQ in the clear after years of collisions on alternate nights.
Matches this from Rick Barton on the WOR iog: ``9330 UNITED STATES
(Maine) WBCQ 0700. Long lecture by man in Portuguese. Strong - but
choppy - signal. Most notably, no co-channel Cuban ##s station for
weeks now (also true with all the other numbers skeds). -- Fair to
Good Nov. 19 Barton-AZ`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [non]. 13820, Nov 21 at 2140 check, no Martí here nor on
A-channel 13605; nor any jamming against nothing on either penetrates
local noise level. O, to be expected as 13820 is now sked only until
2100*; while 11860 & 11930 are still on VG. Nor any 35790 audible yet
on 3 x 11930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9442.489, Nov 21 at 2135, R. Cairo not off the air but way
off-frequency, S9+20 direct with music only during brief check while
modulation sounds tolerable. FYI, this includes a +7 Hz correxion
factor to the R75 zerobeat readout compared to WWV 10000. Something`s
amiss at Abis (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960.005, Nov 21 at 2300, VOT audible direct, S9+20 would
be sufficient if not for the local noise bursts to S9+40. Then
S9+20/30 into UTwente where measured, 2353 in canned signoff with
all-wrong local times labeled UTC, 2354 IS. Something`s always awry at
Ankara. 2356 restart IS with German ID, chopoff by 2356.6*. Strangely,
uncovers only a trace of algo rather than the usual fCCCCCCI from East
Turkistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2217 monitoring: confirmed UT
Tuesday November 21 at 0030 on WRMI 9395, S9/+20 direct; starts right
after music fill, no ID break.

Also confirmed UT Tuesday November 21 at 0330 on WRMI 7780, S5 into
Brownsville SDR; S7/S8 into Bonaire.

Also confirmed Tuesday November 21 at 1400 on WRMI 9955, S9 direct.
Next:

0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB
1030 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB [previous #2216]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1500 UT Thursday WRMI 9955 to SSE [new; to be confirmed]

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

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

This report dispatched at 0012 UT November 22

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 19-20, 2023  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, November 21 2023

Hauser
** EGYPT [non]. 9440 nor 9442, Nov 20 at 2120, NO signal from R. Cairo
into UTwente, but heavy splash from nothing closer than 9455 Chinese,
i.e. CNR1 jammer against RFA via Kuwait; never mind WRMI. Something`s
amiss at Abis, egregious in Egypt (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6958 USB, Nov 20 at 2258, rock music S9+10/20, 2259
into a music loop, IS? vs intermittent line noise peaking S9+20. 2302
adds chirping to the mxmix; 2309 trance? music. Never heard any talk
ID in random chex back and forth with 6954 USB neighbor. Also UnID for
11 other monitors:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,121504.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6954 USB, Nov 20 at 2304, another pirate with music
besides the 6958 unID, slightly weaker; 2306 SSTV beepery; 2311 music,
2316 more SSTV. Never heard any voice ID. Many reports here as Thunder
Chicken Radio, with SSTV images:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,121501.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Mon Nov 20 at 2302, token English from SNR, VG direct,
news mainly about new governments in Spain and Argentina; 2308
interview about new amnesty deal since Catalonia separatists helped
Sánchez (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [non]. 5960.001, Sun Nov 19 at 2346, no signal from VOT into
UTwente, just Chinese. Also Mon Nov 20 at 2308, no signals direct; and
at 2327, nothing into UTwente but Chinese from East Turkistan, std
denunciation. VOT stuck on 9610, the 2130-2230 channel? algo S7 at
9610.001, probably CNR8 from Beijing site. Something`s always
erroneous at Emirler twice (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2217 monitoring: Also confirmed
Sunday November 19 at 2100 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323 kHz, S9 into
UTwente SDR across Europe, no QRM. Also at same time on WRN Europe
stream and WRMI webcast only.

Also confirmed UT Monday November 20 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S9/S7 into
Maryland SDR.

Also confirmed UT Monday November 20 from slightly ahead of 0400 on
Area 51 via WBCQ 6160 -108 Hz = 6159.892, S7/S8 into Maryland SDR.
Next:

0130 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
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
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB
1030 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB [previous #2216]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1500 UT Thursday WRMI 9955 to SSE [new; to be confirmed]

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

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

** U S A. 7490.037, Sun Nov 19 at 2346, WBCQ with `Uncle Bill`s
Melting Pot` as on third Sundays, S9/+10 into Maryland SDR. Stronger
signal now but remains offset+plus instead of -minus implying it`s
still the backup transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17790, Nov 20 at 1628, NO signal direct from WRMI-7, Radio
Africa Network of PAB for S America supposed to start at 1500; nor at
1706 into Bonaire SDR; but is on at next check 1826, S8/9+18 with
gospel huxter in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0102 UT November 21

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 19, 2023  View Printable Version 
Sunday, November 19 2023

Hauser
** ALASKA. 6075, Nov 19 at 0801, KNLS IS and opening English hour
``from the top of the world to the Indian Ocean``, VG S9/+20; program
previews including nonsensical ``Creation Moment``, and into some pop
music to appear hip. They pretend to be in Alaska, but I think the
programming comes out of Tennessee (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 6179.95 approx., Nov 19 at 0804, RNA VG S9+25 with music
but considerably off-frequency. EiBi and Aoki both show 0750-0300 but
I think it is anything but continuous with a brief morning broadcast
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** COLOMBIZUELA [and non]. 4940, Nov 19 at 0754, mystery station
alternating YL in English, OM in Spanish, one consecutively
translating the other, probably sermon, S5/S8 direct. Earlier check
circa 0415 found no signal next to 4930 VOA BOTSWANA (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 9490+, Nov 19 at 0332, S9/+10 of dead air and a
trace of pulse jamming. Must be the always-off-frequency TDF FRANCE
unit which carries RMI`s Radio República, currently HFCC registered as
01-02 & 02-03 separately but both daily, 150 kW at 285 degrees. In
practice, RR has had a different span on weekends than weekdays. EiBi
now shows 01-02 daily, adding 02-04 on Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon; and this
is UT Sunday. Aoki shows 01-02 daily, adding 02-03 on days 1267 =
Sun/Mon/Fri/Sat. WRMI skedgrid is still dated B22! --- 01-02 on days
234 = Tue/Wed/Thu, 01-03 on days 5671 = Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon, 03-04 also on
days 5671 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 5800, Nov 19 circa 0415 and still at 0757, jamming
vs nothing as WRMI is not on at these hours, and when it is earlier,
nothing worthy of jamming. Or is there? WRMI-10 5800 atop skedgrid
shows Freedom Synergy Radio at 03-04 on System B -- but NOWHERE to be
found on the program skeds below. IIRC it`s Latin American oriented,
pro-Taiwan and thus anti-Communist, but in English. Nothing about it
now to be found on the Programming page either, altho not all of that
is text-searchable (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5910, Nov 19 at 0413, S9+50 of CRI relay but JBM, still
blowing away Alcaraván Radio. Is that the music I can detect? No, it`s
Chinese. The first hour at 03-04 is supposed to be in English, not
Mandarin as I said last time. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, Nov 19 at 0415, RHC is S9+20/30 but JBM in presumed
English. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. As of Nov 19, WRMI skedgrid shows another WOR
airing, previously dropped and now timeshifted: Thursday 1500 on 9955;
to be confirmed. That would be final SW airing of weekly cycle. Wish
it could be on Friday as first airing.

WORLD OF RADIO 2217 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday November 19 at
0416 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, S9/+20 direct, about 1 minute into so
started on-time at 0415.

Also confirmed Sunday November 19 at 1130 on WRMI 9955, S9+25 direct.
Next:

2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0130 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
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
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB
1030 UT Wednesday Unique R, NSW 5035-USB [previous #2216]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
0230 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW

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

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

** U S A. Re: ``Something`s really wrong at WBCQ: UT Nov 18, at 0050
preparing to check `AAAWWW`, 7490.061 is JBA S4/S5 into Maryland
SDR,`` Uncle Bill responds:

``I checked in with the station myself. There has apparently been a
perfect storm of computer issues and ongoing problems with 7490's
usual transmitter (7490 is currently on a lower-powered backup). We
should know soon enough whether the computer issues have been fixed.
The transmitter prognosis is less clear`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, Nov 19 at 1534, is WRMI finally going DRM? Not
exactly: DRMish noise sidebands but not as broad as standard DRM and
still an AM carrier in middle. Trying a remote in DRM doesn`t get it.
Same at further random chex, presumably missing any AM announcements,
as this is:

``Shortwave Radiogram, 17-20 November 2023 (program 330): Another
EasyDRF Special ---
The next Shortwave Radiogram will be another EasyDRF special produced
by Daz Man in Australia. EasyDRF is a Windows application program for
sending files over radio using HamDRM format. EasyDRF is somewhat
complex and less tolerant of difficult reception conditions than our
MFSK and other digital modes. But when it works, the results are
dazzling. Our previous EasyDRF special was 11-16 May 2023.

Daz Man’s instructions for the EasyDRF are below. Please take the time
to read them. Note that Daz provides a link to an audio file, so that
you can practice decoding EasyDRF before the actual broadcasts
begin...`` https://swradiogram.net/

FYI: I applaud Kim Elliott`s efforts to promote new modes on SW, but
personally I have more than enough to monitor in AM, SSB, CW or NBFM
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 12050, Nov 19 at 0410, JBA Spanish; and 15610, JBA carrier:
no doubt WEWN on its expanded usage of `day` frequencies at night,
both now available until 0600, but hardly propagating (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, not a total 9/kHz
bandscan, Nov 19 at 0321: 1107, 1098, 1089, 891, 855, 621 kHz.

Another at 0749: only 855, 774, surely Spain this late (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1440, caradio on an expedition 30km N of Enid, two weak
signals interfading, one religious, the other talk, likely early
skywave from KEXP Metroplex TX, 50 kW day power; and KMAJ Topeka KS,
respectively (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) date and time were missing: 1937
UT Nov 15

UNIDENTIFIED. 9800, Nov 19 at 1537, S7/9+5 of dead air. Probably VOA
via Tinang, PHILIPPINES, Korean scheduled 13-15 & 19-21; surely they
don`t leave it on for the entire 4-hour break (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1947 UT November 19

 

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