Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs March +7-8, 2021

Glenn Hauser logs March +7-8, 2021

Monday, March 08 2021

** CUBA. 13838, 13769 S6, 13631 S7, 13562, 13493 vs CODAR, all
approx., March 8 at 1408, FMish spurblobs with F# tones out of
13700-AM which is S9+20, back up to good strength today. Oops, those
readings were with preamps off, so add some more S-units to be
comparable. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO [and non]. 770, March 8 at 0600, on a non-DX portable in
another room, favoring N/S paths, Mexican NA, choral for 5 minutes;
0605 maybe local ID but uncopied before ``Doble-U Radio, 900`` and
right into ``Be Happy`` song in English, and followed by at least
three more songs in English; never Spanish? 0634 ``música, W Radio``.
It`s dominant until I change to the R75 on E-W longwire where it`s
mixing with talk in English, got to be K`KOB or WABC. Would have
expected closest and strongest 770 XEACH Monterrey, but soon confirmed
that be still with rival network Radio Fórmula - but why nothing of
it: is XEACH off or emigrated?

Searching on W Radio network site, cannot find any affiliate list but
one other hit is promising:
``(W) RADIO llega a ZACATECAS 770``

WRTH 2021 also has this: ``ZC08 XEFRTM 770 25/1 Fresnillo F.Pl.``

2020 IRCA Mexican log has four 770s, including this one on W network:
``XEFRTM Zacatecas Fresnillo 10000 1000 Transmisiones Mik VAR W [net]
new station to replace XEIH which has finished moving to FM. Reported
testing 7/20``

XEFRTM first appeared in DXLD 17-29 of July 19, 2017 as Raymie was
discussing new concessions, this one leading to a Nissan dealership in
Fresnillo illustrated with a streetview.

In my log now, I have not heard Zacatecas or Fresnillo mentioned;
plugged into XEW-900 net feed which is more QRMed and not necessarily
//. 900 Doble-U appears to be mainly talk, but may have an
English-musical subnetwork, as on XEWA 540? Or ``VAR`` encompass
everything. Fresnillo is 1541 km = 958 stmi from Enid. But would seem
uncomfortably close to Monterrey NL for two co-channel stations, 375
km = 233 st mi apart.

On October 27, 2020, IRCA Mexican Log editor Tim Hall reported:
``XEFRTM-770 Fresnillo, Zacatecas (replacement for the widely-heard
XEIH which moved to FM several years ago) is reportedly on the air
with 25 kW and W Radio programming via some kind of a lease agreement.
Slogan is apparently W Radio Zacatecas. The W Radio network has
seemingly not yet created individual web sites for their newer
stations like XEQRMD-1310 and XEFRTM-770. Another target for my
upcoming trip to the Nevada-Utah desert. 73 Tim Hall Chula Vista CA``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 344-MCW kHz, March 8 at 0700 UT, ND beacon JL, which is 25
watts from neighborly JopLin MO, but rarely heard. Was tuned to
343-USB where dxinfocentre.com shows zero beacons (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A. Correxion: IY is on 417 kHz, not 415 as originally reported
-- I should have clarified that I was tuned to 415-USB. Such beacons
are often better copiable when off-tuned. Fixed:

417-MCW kHz, March 3 at 0342 UT, IY, 25-watt NDB `Chukk`, Charles
City, Iowa. I was tuned to 415-USB. A regular here, not bothered to
log, but note that classaxe.com shows CBC Cayman Islands active as
recently as January on 415 altho it was thought to be off by last
year; also reported in February on 415 was SLU, St. Lucia, both of
which I would rather hear; but G1 storm and K=5 are insufficient
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2076 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
March 7 from 2300:26 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6160-, S9+5 to KB0FX remote
in MO; following WBCQ IS & ID at 2359 tune-in; dead air, no further ID
or sign-on, 2300 bit of music before WOR plays. Note that from next
week this presumably must shift a real UT hour earlier to 2200+,
further into daytime absorption which is already increasing by later
sunsets. Add another sesquihour of daytime at Monticello by Solstice.

Also confirmed UT Monday March 8 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG S9+30/40

Also confirmed UT Mon Mar 8 at 0230 on WRMIs 5800, S9+30 to KB0FX
remote in MO despite aimed away; and 7780, S8/S9+5 to UTwente. Also on
WRN sat/webcast.

Also confirmed Mon Mar 8 from 1900:30 on IRRS 7290 via Bulgaria, S9+35
at first via UTwente after bumpup to full power, reducinng the ACI
from 7280 Vietnam and 7295 East Turkistan. Spotchecked OK but fading
down somewhat by clean fin at 1929:31 pause, music and FSN. Earlier,
carrier on at *1855:25; 1857 ChiCom ACI jumps from 7285 to stronger
7295; some humwhine on 7290 before modulation cut on at 1859:46 saying
``fluffy and fuzzy``, then fragment of IRRS ID only, no sign-on;
1900:00 Feature Story News headlines, then WOR. Next:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 5985, March 8 at 0521, S9 of dead air from this minor #2
WRMI frequency, supposed to be Yeshua Messiah Ministry on Mondays
only. Or is it JBM? Trace of audio but could be crosstalk (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1040, UT Monday March 8 at 0646 UT, WHO is on C2CAM // many
others, some wacka who thinx pyramids are ``energy generators``
feeding into the ``frequency`` of the planet, and believes in
benevolent reptilian ETs; but with an understation clearly mentioning
``Red Eye Radio``, the competing slightly more rational? national

Both NRC AM Log and RER`s own affiliate reference
show the only 1040 is WYSL Avon NY, 20000/500 watts; hmm, I wonder
which power now? Where is Avon? Just south of Rochester across I-90,
1864 km = 1158 st mi from Enid (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1540.213V approx., slightly wavering carrier here hetting
1540.0 signals, March 8 at 0524 UR. Also others such as 1539.96
presumed KGBC. Identity of the 1540.2 signal discussed further:

``It may be WKQV 1540 in Eatonton, GA. I live in the Atlanta metro
area. Although I don’t typically travel ESE of Atlanta in the
direction of Eatonton, GA (south of Madison, GA), I was in Loganville,
GA on Sunday afternoon 7 March from 1900 to 2100 UT. Loganville is a
little closer to Eatonton than my home location and in the
(theoretical) deep fringe of the station WKQV ground wave.

I could definitely detect a steady (not fading) het on 1540 on my car
radio. No audio detected just the distorted het. Considering the sale
of the station for $ 10 recently to a Rev preacher, the financial
situation at the station would not be stellar which could result in
the disrepair of the transmitter. - Harry Smith, Buford, GA`` WOR iog

More from Harry at 2027 UT March 8:
``I have been tuning in to 1540 since 1900 UT and the station causing
the het is modulating! It is a gospel format but no station ID heard
at 2000 UT. I am able to hear it at my home location now and also on
the Woodstock, GA KiWiSDR where I approximate the center frequency to
be about 1540.195 kHz.

I have confirmed that the gospel music on 1540.195 kHz does not
correspond with the live webstream of WTBI 1540 in Picken, SC. The
gospel music programming on 1540.195 kHz does not correspond to WOGR
in Charlotte, NC. WBIN in Tennessee is apparently off the air on 1540

So it looks like the gospel music programming coming from the 1540.195
kHz might be WKVQ in Eatonton, GA.

Further monitoring at 2025 UT shows a very slow fades at my home
location of Buford, GA and at the Woodstock, GA KiWiSDR location for
the signal at 1540.195 kHz as if the skywave is fading with the ground
wave signal. - Harry Smith, Buford, GA``

``Listening here as well as on several online SDRs points to SE US
location, probably GA or SC. MD, VA, NC receivers had somewhat better
signals than here. Just a weak het on the Rockport, ME, the Edinburgh,
IN, and the Key West, FL KiwiSDR sites. So I think we're zoomed in on
the Carolinas, GA, TN, AL.

0500 and 0600 UTC / 6 MAR checks produced no definitive top-of-hour ID
material, just back to back Black Gospel vocals. The three normal 1540
stations here - ZNS, CHIN, KXEL - are all within 20 Hz of 1540.0
nominal. Mark Connelly, WA1ION | South Yarmouth, MA | FN41vq``, IRCA

Welcome to Brock Whaley, back with us on the WOR iog, March 8:

``Subject: 1540 What the het is that? From Aiken, SC, 107 miles S of
1540 kHz WTBI Pickens, SC. 1510-1530 UT, Loud low het towards WTBI
1540 kHz on the loop. Covering their slow white choir gospel music and
preaching with the loop aimed north. JBA signal in the WTBI null
(WKVQ?, WOGR?), and the het decreases sharply when WTBI is nulled.
Will try again at 1700 (12 noon local) as daytime skywave still strong
here at 10:10 AM local with WCKY 1530 kHz Cincinnati pinning the meter
with Mike Greenburg ESPN show and WVON 1690 kHz [Chicago] still in
with talk of the George Floyd trial. With those conditions a bit
surprised I hear no audio in the WTBI null, but BFO indicates another
carrier. Brock Whaley Aiken, SC, Palomarloop, phaser for cardioid
pattern, tunable pre-amp, R-1000``

And from Brock later, March 8: ``The 1540 heterodyne at approx.
1540.200a kHz peaks and nulls to the east of me [must mean west ---
gh]. Towards the direction of WKVQ Eatonton, GA. And in the WTBI
Pickens null. On the waterfall it is severely under modulated, if not
just running dead air.

The sidebands on WTBI are much more robust and it is centered at
1540.015. Their daytime groundwave has a fair signal here. This at
1700-1800 (12 noon-1 PM local). The residual skywave I mentioned
earlier (WCKY etc.) is gone and the SDR allows for much better
frequency identification and investigation than the R-1000. Of course,
WKVQ is a daytimer, but could this be the one? It's been known to
happen. Brock Whaley Aiken, SC, Palomar loop, ANC-4, tunable pre-amp,
SDR Play (used here), and many more`` (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

It looks like Harry and Brock have got it as WKVQ. Another reply March
8 on the WOR iog, from the bearings may be something completely

``The carrier was visible on my Airspy HF+ Discovery all night here in
the Rochester, NY area, at about 1540.215. Here the dominant station
is KXEL in Waterloo, Iowa. CHIN-1540, across Lake Ontario in Toronto,
is only barely audible or even visible on the display at times, as I
am in its deepest null. I thought it might be WSIV out of Syracuse, NY
at 57 watts (if they are even on the air), but the signal disappeared
totally after sunrise.

I tried a little DFing with my YouLoop and it seems to peak at a WSW
direction, possibly about 250 degrees. Of course it might be 180 from
that at 70 degrees too - WXEX, New Hampshire?, but at only 3 watts? I
don't think so, as the heterodyne at times is "somewhat" strong and
varies only 10-20 dB down from KXEL's signal.

I don't believe it to be a spur from KXEL itself, as the carrier level
varies differently from KXEL during fade ups and downs. A mystery.
I'll check again tonight. Bill [desertbilly]`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** VENEZUELA. 7500, March 8 at 0033, JBA carrier direct, presumed new
frequency of ROCV which I heard 6 hours earlier via Bonaire remote.
Looks like a good choice for lack of broadcast QRM. Aoki shows nothing
but 28 minutes a week from KTWR, 1217-1245 Sundays only in Japanese.
But slightly more in EiBi adding nearby utes:

7499 0000-2400 ALG Algerian Military ALE ALG
7499 2335-2400 CLA Voice of Tibet TB FE /TJK
7500 2335-2400 CHN CNR1 Jammer/Firedrake M FE
7500 1215-1245 Su GUM KTWR Trans World Radio J J m
7500 1245-1316 Su GUM KTWR DIGITAL J J m
7503 0000-2400 CHN Chinese Military ALE CHN
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, March 8 from 0537:
531, 612, 621, 639(2), *684, 693, 774(2), 855(2), 882, 891, 909, 999,
1044, *1089, 1098, 1107, 1125(2), 1134(2), 1152, 1179, 1215, 1296,
1305(2), 1539. *strongest; (2) at least two beating (Glenn Hauser, OK,

This report dispatched at 2046 UT March 8