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Glenn Hauser log roundup May 23-29, 2024  View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 30 2024

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The latest one direct:
https://www.w4uvh.net/ghlogs_2024_0523_0529.txt

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Glenn Hauser logs May 28-29, 2024  View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 30 2024

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** ALGERIA. May 29 at 0320, direct, nor into UTwente, nothing on 9700
when Ifrikya FM is supposed to be nor on 9500 at 0300-0600, per EiBi,
and HFCC with no alternates registered; so where is that? Or resting
for two sesquihours? Still nothing at 0414, 0546.

17600, May 29 at 0657, now Ifrikya FM is on and propagating across
night path, S7/S8 music; might have netted some floating English if
intuned by 0635. 0700 accurate TS and news in French starting with UN
Security Council. The SSOB by far; only other 16m significant is JBA
carrier on 17855, the China radio war at 06-07: RFA via TINIAN, CNR1
or Firedrake jammer per EiBi.

17600.000, May 29 at 1829, S9/+15 into UTwente, ending English ID,
music. No floating English rest of half hour. Grandiosely it`s `La
Voix Africaine` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BENIN. 1566, TWR: see UNIDENTIFIED, pro-forma

** BRAZIL. 9818.8345, May 29 at 0336, JBA carrier direct, as carefully
measured on the R75 compared to WWV; so R. Nove de Julho is back.
Wolfgang Büschel also reported it a bit earlier May 29: ``9818.836 BRA
R 9 de Julho Port, S=8 -75dB in EUR 00.31 UT, S=6 in MA state`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. MW ND beacons: see UNIDENTIFIED [and non]: QT, YXL

** CUBA. 9790, May 29 at 0335, CRI English relay is S9+40/50 direct
with two raspy spurs approx., 9785 & 9795, impossible to pin on exact
frequencies. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 9700, May 29 at 0200, RRI opening Spanish, VG
into UTwente and into Missouri SDR, no sign at either of RHC Spanish
which has intermittently appeared here (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See
also ALGERIA

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11935, May 29 at 1829 quickcheck, horrible buzzroar
into UTwente (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Wed May 29 at 2200, token English from SNR, S9/+10
direct and the other three detectable; opening headline is that three
more countries have recognized Palestine as a state, Ireland, Norway
and Spain for a total of 146. Israel objects to Spain. After news,
discussion about this. I daresay that`s a lot more than recognize East
Turkistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 11785.009, May 29 at 2159, VOT not off the air, audible
direct with IS & ID. 2212 about May 29, 1463? when Istanbul was
conquered. 2227 S9+9/15 into Maryland SDR when measured. 2238 `Sports
Panorama` by Ms Badax. 2245 ``always-by-your-side`` promo, song. 2250
``with you every hour`` promo, song. 2253 s/off again ignoring SW, on
the way out? 2254.4 IS, 2258.7* chopoff (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 17655 & 15580, May 29 at 1906, both VOA SAO TOME and
BOTSWANA with same music, into Canary Is SDR; was supposedly going to
broadcast a silly basketball game in Portuguese between 1800/1830 and
2030, in a championship series live from Rwanda, presumably if and
when an Angolan team participated. UTwente gets 15580 only; the two
SDRs in RSA get neither! and appear to be deaf wideband. 1910 hummy
Portuguese announcement about this; one team is Tigers, from Cidade do
Cabo = Cape Town. Maybe a pause in game. Soon back to game excitedly.
1918 feed starts breaking up, switch to another studio for a bit
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2244 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday
May 28 at 2332 the 2330 on SW Gold Radio, Germany, 3975.004, S9+5/15
into UTwente.

Also confirmed Tuesday May 28 at 2332 the 2330 on WRMI 9395, S9+15/25
into Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed Wednesday May 29 at 1930 on SW Gold Radio, Germany,
into UTwente, 6160.000 S9/+15; and 3975.002 S9+5.

Also confirmed Wednesday May 29 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490-, S6/S9; recheck
for measurement 7489.933, it`s in dead air, hope not during WOR.
Next:

2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW;
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S;
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW;
1630 UT Thursday SW Gold/Radio, Germany 6160.

As noncommercial services, financial support appreciated. Thanks this
week to Brock Whaley, Aiken SC, for a generous contribution via PayPal
to woradio at yahoo.com and comments: ``Keep up the fine work. A fan
and admirer for decades. Thanks for keeping the hobby alive!``

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. Near-blackout May 29 at 1453 bandscan direct: on 31m, no
WRMIs, no WBCQ 9330, just 9980 WWCR very attenuated S4/S6. Only JBA
carriers from: 11930, 13845, 15770, 15825; WRMI 17790 at 1458 is S5
JBA. WWV reported:

``SUMMARY: X-Ray Event exceeded X1 (R3)
Space Weather Message Code: SUMX01
Serial Number: 159
Issue Time: 2024 May 29 1549 UTC
SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1
Begin Time: 2024 May 29 1411 UTC
Maximum Time: 2024 May 29 1437 UTC
End Time: 2024 May 29 1538 UTC
X-ray Class: X1.4
Optical Class: 2b
Location: S18E62
NOAA Scale: R3 - Strong
NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation
Potential Impacts: Area of impact consists of large portions of the
sunlit side of Earth, strongest at the sub-solar point. Radio - Wide
area blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for about an
hour``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1130 kHz, May 29 at 0316 UT into the R75, the E/W loop gets
KWKH with very little QRM, but switching to the N/S shortwire, rock
music dominates, no doubt reactivated KLEY Wellington KS running
250-watt day power at night.

Then at 0649 UT May 29, on the NRD545 with main E/W longwire, Fox
Sports Radio no doubt KWKH mixing with music presumed KLEY and at
least one other station. KLEY not dominating at night like it used to
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re the 1160 unID Spanish RCC station, KCTO: Where is
Cleveland, Missouri, anyway? Not even in my Rand McNally Atlas index,
but shows in the Large Scale version as due south of Kansas City, just
barely east of the KS/MO border. If the longitude there be exactly the
same as on State Line Road in the city of KC, 94°36′26.7″W, the long.
of the site as in radio-locator.com, 94 36 28.8 W, puts it slightly on
the KANSAS side. However, pin on the Google map link puts it about
562.5 feet EAST of the border in MISSOURI! Coverage map cross for site
is right on the state line, but zooming in on one of them looks like
barely in MO. Why couldn`t MO & KS fix their border at some ``even``
longitude? Why couldn`t KCTO put its towers exactly on the state line
to further flummox us? Well, it`s a `road` even that far out of the
City, crossing circa 250th Street. Another tiny town achieves world
fame by hosting a minor radio station as its ``City of License``.

Meanwhile, more from Greg Hardison: ``Glenn: – Re UNID on 1160 kHz,
this might be the best we'll do: http://hosannachristiannetwork.com/
Hosanna Christian Network - Linked to, from MW-List under KCTO/1160
entry. Page is entirely in Spanish; page-link allegedly for Online
audio leads to an "Error 404" page. – el otro G H``

Mauno Ritola, Finland, WRTH, replies: ``Tim Hall and the other GH is
right; it carries now Radio María USA Español and MW list had last
year's info. Just listened to it via Kansas City KiwiSDR and heard the
attached ID. An update has been sent to mwlist.org and it should be up
soon with the correct links and the ID. 73, Mauno``

His clip has ID in English for KCTO plus two FMs - translators no
doubt, in Kansas City proper; net timecheck for Eastern & Central
zones only, list of stations in several states, NOT including this
one, but including on a subcarrier of 99.5 WBAI New York, which is
Pacifica!

I listened for it again May 28 circa 0645 UT: nothing but a weak KSL?
Rather than propagation, if KCTO, I think it must have been on 5 kW
day power when it was dominating. Both day and night patterns are
slightly clockwise from N/S, and theoretically without much signal
thisaway to its southwest (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. Local line noise level worst on LW & MW, has
abated slightly, so I can at least detect some NDB carriers, but not
enough to copy IDs. Tentatively based on previous experience:

365 kHz, May 29 at 0653: most likely AA, 100 watts of Fargo ND really
in MN
346 kHz, May 29 at 0654: surely YXL, 1000 watts at Sioux Lookout,
Ontario
344 kHz, May 29 at 0655: previously, JA, 400 watts at Jaxonvil FL
332 kHz, May 29 at 0656: barely copiable, dash and QT, 1000 watts at
Thunder Bay, Ontario - if any Canadian can make it, this is it. Cannot
hear IC Wichita KS mixing on 332 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1230 kHz, May 29 at 0647 UT, approx. 1 kHz tones lasting
7 seconds between pauses lasting 3 seconds, in graveyard pileup mix.
Suspect it`s a failed satellite feed instead of programming or
deliberate testing somewhere. Does anyone recognize this pattern? My
closest, WBBZ Ponca City OK, cannot dominate at night (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1566 kHz, May 29 at 0330, JBA carrier into R75, on both
antennas but slightly stronger on the E/W Wellbrook loop. Toward the
end of a perfunctory JBA MW carrier search in USB upward at 9 kHz
intervals, 1 kHz below each E Hemisphere channel. Nothing at all heard
lower vs very noisy summer conditions plus my local line noise.

This has got to be TWR BENIN, which I`ve heard before much more easily
in winter. Now in summer it has an advantage to North America, lower
latitude path far from the Midnight Sun: maxes out less than 40-north
in the Atlantic just outside Washington DC where the G.C. path from
Parakou to Enid enters North America; also, 100 kW, far more power
than anything in Europe, max 1 kW! Only more than that is 10 kW from
Iran. Nothing else of any power in Africa, all per mwlist; but shows
*0345; maybe they run open carrier before sign-on.

I am reminded to check for it by this on the IRCA iogroup May 27 but
lacking a time!: ``Benin 1566 in S. Alberta --- Weak, but clear and
distinct sign-on bells/chimes from TWR Benin on 1566 last night. I am
away in Spain right now so logging into my remote via my iPhone so
file reviews not very complete. 73, Steve Ve6wz Sundre AB``

Of course, there are several more 1566s in east Asia & Pacific, but
now all in the Dayside, 25 kW or less, except 250 kW FEBC Korea South.
The only other extremely remote possibilities than Benin would be an
American accidentally 4 kHz off-frequency, or pirate deliberately as a
DX spoiler. Another time, lacking any audio, should try to DF it
and/or check remotes such as Canary Islands as early as 0330 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 2358 UT May 29
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JRX Logs: May 29, 2024  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 29 2024

Logs
JRX Logs: May 29, 2024
Receiver: Tecsun S-2000
All times Universal Time

AUSTRIA
** 11955. Wed, May 29, 2024. 2000-2010, Adventist World Radio, Moosbrunn-AUT, in Dyula language. AWR music; IS and ID and website, program in dyula, by woman, in english; Man says ID in dyula; 2002 A song; 2005 Man talking and music. Good reception: 45544.
** 15440. Wed, May 29, 2024. 1900-1910, Adventist World Radio, Moosbrunn-AUT, in Hausa. ID; Man preaching. Fair reception: 35533.

CHINA
** 9525. Wed, May 29, 2024. 2041-2050, China Radio International-Radio Kitay, Beijing-CHN, in Russian. Woman announcer talking with music background; 2045 She says ID: Kitay and a chinese romantic song by female singer. Good reception: 45554.
** 11895. Wed, May 29, 2024. 1841-1850, China Radio International, Xian-CHN, in Chaozhou language. Woman announcer presents a musical program. Good reception: 45544.
** 11895. Wed, May 29, 2024. 1921-1930, China Radio International, Kashgar-CHN, in Cantonese. Woman announcer talking; 1923 Man participates too; 1929 A song. Fair reception: 35533.
** 12110. Wed, May 29, 2024. 1820-1830, China National Radio 1, xx-CHN. Jammer/Firedrake transmission, with chinese instrumental music, blocking all RFA transmission, this time, 1800-1900. Good reception: 45544.

FRANCE
** 21690. Wed, May 29, 2024. 1831-1840, Radio France Internationale, Issoudun-F, in French. "Le Journal": news presented by men announcers; Woman participates too. Good reception: 45554.

GERMANY
** 9780. Wed, May 29, 2024. 2021-2030, Adventist World Radio, Nauen-D, in French. Man talking; A conversation with a woman about The Bible and  reconciliation; 2026 ID: Radio Mondiale Adventiste, La Voix de l´Esperance; 2027 Music; 2030 The end. Good reception: 45554.
** 11790. Wed, May 29, 2024. 2031-2040, Adventist World Radio, Nauen-D, in Yoruba language. IS; Woman says ID, in english; 2033 She preaches, presumably. Good reception: 45544.
** 11800. Wed, May 29, 2024. 2011-2020, Adventist World Radio, Nauen-D, in Moore language. Man talking; Music by choir; Woman says ID and POBox to Burkina Faso and man repeats; Music. Good reception: 45544.  

GREAT BRITAIN
** 17640. Wed, May 29, 2024. 1931-1940, BBC, Woofferton-G, in Hausa. ID; Man, woman and nigerian news reporters participations; All out and about Nigeria! Good reception: 45554.

KUWAIT
** 9490. Wed, May 29, 2024. 1941-1950, Voice of America, Umm Al-Riman-KWT, in French. Woman and man announcers present news in "VOA Afrique". Fair reception: 35533.

MADAGASCAR
** 13670. Wed, May 29, 2024. 1851-1858, MWV-WBC African Pathways Radio, Mahajanga-MDG, in English. Man talking, preaches, with music background; 1856 Man says a christian message; 1858 He says ID and repeats; IS. Good reception: 45544.

ROMANIA
** 13860. Wed, May 29, 2024. 1951-1956, Radio Romania International, Tiganesti-ROU, in Spanish. Woman talking; A song; 1954 Mrs Victoria Sepciu says RRI A24 sked in spanish Y gracias por su atención! IS till 1956. Good reception: 45554.

VIETNAM
** 11885. Wed, May 29, 2024. 1911-1920, Voice of Vietnam, Son Tay-VTN, in English. Man and woman say about vietnamese themes; A brief music and man says ID; Return man/woman communications. Fair reception: 35533.


JRX (José Ronaldo Xavier, 75)
Cabedelo-PB, Brazil (UTC-3)


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Glenn Hauser logs May 26-27, 2024  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 29 2024

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CUBA Nothing heard of 9700 kHz RHC RadioCuba channel at 01.10 UT May 29.
at 00.55 UT 5990even CRI LatinAM relay via RadioCuba Quivican TITAN site
in Cuba, proper S=9+35dB noted in far north-eastern MA_state on
eastern Atlantic coast. Spanish program, but Chinese Mandarin singer
performed.
6000even RHC QUI also proper S=9+35dB powerful signal, English, but much
low modulated audio. 00.56 UT.


Checked 49, 41, 31, and 25 mband today
in southern Germany, Rockland AJ1L MA state, Detroit MI and Edmonton-AB-CAN
remotedly on Perseus SDRs:

9818.836 BRA R 9 de Julho Port, S=8 -75dB in EUR 00.31 UT, S=6 in MA
state.


11780.008 BRA RNA Brasilia, S=)+20dB in MA state, 00.39 UT May 29.
11815.019 BRA R B Central, S=8 at 00.40 UT.
9664.959 BRA much unstable TX signal unstable fqy, 9664.914 kHz
went-up to x.959 kHz S=9+5dB at 00.46 UT May 29,
went up and down in fqy.
11750.017 BRA Voz Missionaria, S=6 fair in EUR 00.52 UT May 29.
5939.807 BRA Ràdio Voz Missionaria, S=9+5dB in MA_state at 00.58 UT May
29.
6009.914 BRA R Inconfidencia poor S=5 signal 00.59 UT on May 29. unstable
fqy

6049.990 EQA HCJB Quito Spanish sce, at 01.00 UT, S=8 in MA and MI state.
6069.988 CAN CFRX Toronto of CFRB 1010 relay at 01.03 UT, S=9 in MI
state.

6149.958 BRA Rádio Saturno (tent.), poor S=6-7, at 01.07 UT May 29.
6159.929 USA WBCQ S=7-8 at 01.35 UT, S=9+10dB in AB-CAN remotedly.
6184.966 MEX R Educacion Mexico D.F. poor S=6, guitar+flute mx, 01.12 UT
7489.929 USA WBCQ-tentat. En talk on worldwide climate change, 01.11 UT
S=9+25dB proper signal.
9264.985 USA WINB Red Lion PA state, S=9+20dB proper signal at 01.14 UT
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 29)

# # # #

BRAZIL. Re another missing SW station: `"Glenn, for Rádio Nove de
Julho: A check of the Brasília Kiwi SDR around 1345 UT May 28 has no
signal on 9819. Meanwhile RVM with solid reception on 9665, also
audible on 5940 and 11750 although weaker. Stephen Luce, Houston,
Texas".
(via Glenn Hauser, WOR, May 28)

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
From: Glenn Hauser via Hard-Core-DX


Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs May 26-27, 2024

BRAZIL. 9819v, May 27 at 0649, no signal direct from R. Nove de
Julho; normally no more than a JBA carrier on signature off-frequency,
but not noticed late-night for some time. Could it be another gone
forever? ZY propagation is OK with RVM 9665v audible. Manuel Méndez,
Spain, reported May 26: "9819, Rádio 9 de Julho, São Paulo, checked
this weekend at different times, it seems out of the air, just like
last weekend"
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0154 UT May 28
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JRX Logs: May 28, 2024  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 28 2024

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JRX Logs: May 28, 2024
Receiver: Tecsun S-2000
All times Universal Time

ALGERIA
** 13790. Tue, May 28, 2024. 0149-0159, Ifrikya FM, Ouargla-ALG, in Arabic. Songs and men communications. Good reception: 45554.

BRAZIL
** 640. Tue, May 28, 2024. 0125-0140, Radio Difusora Sul da Bahia, Itabuna-BA, in Portuguese. Station´s announcements by woman and man voices; 0130 Program "Cristo é a esperança" (Jesus Christ is the hope!), presented by man Pastor; A conversation, by phone, with listeners; Faith messages; ID. Fair to poor reception: 35433 to 35422.
** 9665. Tue, May 28, 2024. 0221-0230, Radio Voz Missionária, Camboriú-SC, in Portuguese. Man announcer, the Pastor, makes a sermon with very exciting; ID. Fair reception: 35533.

TURKEY
** 17770. Tue, May 28, 2024. 1450-1453, Voice of Turkey, Emirler-TUR, in Arabic. A turkish song; ID by female announcer; She says VOT A24 sked in arabic and all addresses; 1453 The end. Good reception: 45554.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
** 17745. Tue, May 28, 2024. 1439-1449, BBC, Al-Dhabbaya-UAE, in Somali. A conversation between two men; 1447 ID and news by man announcer. Fair reception: 35533.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
** 5085. Tue, May 28, 2024. 0210-0220, WTWW, Lebanon-TN, in English. Pastor makes a preaching. Fair reception: 35533.
** 7365. Tue, May 28, 2024. 0235-0245, Radio Martí, Greenville-NC, in Spanish. Sport News by man announcer and reporter news collaboration; A conversation between them; ID. Good reception: 45554.

VATICAN CITY STATE
** 17700. Tue, May 28, 2024. 1504-1520, Voice of America, Santa Maria di Galeria-CVA, in Hausa.Men in conversation; News by male announcer; Woman talks too; 1511 VOA jingle and sign-off; 1512 Returns on-air and more news. Good reception: 45544.
** 25700. Tue, May 28, 2024. 1421-1429, BBC, Santa Maria di Galeria-CVA, in Hausa. Woman in conversation with a nigerian man; ID; News by nigerian reporter from Abuja, Nigeria; ID; 1429 End. Good reception: 45554. Parallel on 21630 via Ascension, 55555!


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