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Glenn Hauser logs April 3-4, 2021  View Printable Version 
Sunday, April 04 2021

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, Sat April 3 at 1459 via Brasília SDR,
LRA36 is JBA S1-S2, historical narrative, Malvinas war timeline as we
are into another April anniversary. They won`t get over it. 1504
insert non-ID as ``Nacional, la Radio Pública`` --- could be this
stuff originate in Bs. As., and now on the only SW station of, if not
in, Argentina? 1510 music, 1521 announcement that this will repeat
Saturday at 15 horas. Yup. Then closing until next Wednesday, song
about another base, Marambio until 1527.

Now I`ve switched to Pardinho which gets a better S7-S8 signal. 1537
``sign-on`` with IDs in Spanish, German, English and algo. 1542 the
Antarctica song, 1545 about the Malvinas war again, but dumped off the
air unceremoniously at 1547.5*. Early on I did check own receiver for
any trace of a JBA carrier, but none (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BOLIVIA. 3310, April 4 at 0135, R. Mosoj Chaski is doing well,
S5-S7 into Brasília #2 Kiwi SDR, Andean music, intervals of Quechua
talk, but tonight I want to listen to their stream at sign-off. Listen
Live link at website goes to:
mail.galcom.org:8000/Mosoj-Chaski-Radio
but it won`t connect. mail? Same link for pre-recorded broadcasts.
Galcom, they of the fixed-tuned radios so you`re stuck listening only
to the station that distributed it. Back to 3310 via Bsla2 before 0200
to hear the big hum resume at 0201.5 until off at 0207*. This would be
the best time for Quechuans to listen to it, avoiding being
evangelized out of their original religion (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, April 3 at 0551, RHC English with the perpetual buzz;
6000 OK, 6100 off, 6145 VG, 5040 in Spanish. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 17545, no sign of Bayto Yaikl Saturday April 3 at 1530,
via UTwente, Kuwait remotes. Had been Wed and Sat. Bottom of WRMI own
skedgrid not updated after B-20.

RMI clients via Issoudun --- HFCC A-21 info, trimmed, has all these
registrations. First group effective: 28-Mar-2021 30-Oct-2021

9490 0100 0200 11 Spa 285 150 1234567 [R República]
9490 0200 0300 11 Spa 285 150 5671 [expanded ThuFriSatSun]

17545 1530 1600 48 Mul 120 250 1234567 BYUSA [Bayto Yaikl]
15285 1600 1700 46S,47N,47SW,52NW Mul 170 250 1234567 RM [R Manari]
11760 1630 1700 48 Mul 125 250 36 NEW [Tue & Fri]
15340 1700 1800 48W Mul 127 250 1234567 DTWT [Alameda BF?]
15445 1700 1730 48W Mul 127 500 1234567 NEW

These are all NOT effective until: 03-Oct-2021 30-Oct-2021:
9490 0300 0359 11 Spa 285 150 1234567 DD
9490 0400 0459 11 Spa 285 150 1234567 DD

13710 0700 0800 46S,47N,47SW,52NW Hau 170 100 1234567 RM
13770 0700 0759 46S,47N,47SW,52NW Mul 170 100 1234567 DD

11860 1900 1929 37S,46 Fra 200 250 1234567 DD [Alameda BF?]
11860 1930 1959 46E Mul 180 500 1234567 DD

All but two are available 7 days a week, but we know some of the
broadcasts are only weekly, or NOT daily. Meaning of some of the
letters in last column unknown (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR iog) See
UNIDENTIFIED 15340

** GUAM. 12040, UT Sat Apr 3 at 2200, JBA SE Asian music rather than
Wavescan on KSDA, so guess that really is on UT Sundays, and rather in
Sundanese today --- very poor signal on all SDRs checked over there,
including Bandung (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Sat Apr 3 at 1407, REE has still not managed to get
its N American transmitter back on the air, even on weekend morning
when it would have been a tremendous daypath improvement over 9690; if
not overestimating the MUF (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 9830, Sat Apr 3 at 2258, VOT is on the air
without RTTY but German IDs & IS; after English hour of mostly music,
promos and COVID-19 warnings, no mailbag. Something`s always erroneous
at Emirler. Sloppyrators haven`t turned it off, so German news starts
at 2301, good into Virginia SDR, but off before 2316 recheck. At least
The Mighty KBC no longer has to be concerned about TRT overruns on
5960 --- if it ever was, and in a month it`s to resume 9925 just like
Croatian Radio Zagreb used to do (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 15660, April 3 at 1820, S7-S8 dead air. Scheduled is
USAGM in Amharic via WOoFerton, UK; failed? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 monitoring: slept thru the Sat
Apr 3 at 1300 on WRMI 15770; did anyone hear it?

Confirmed Sat Apr 3 at 1600, now a real UT hour earlier on WRN
webcast.

Confirmed Sat Apr 3 at 1957 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM via neighboring KB0FX
remote, about 3 minutes into so started late circa 1954.

NOT confirmed Sat Apr 3 at 2130 on WRMI 9955: this airing started
without notice a few weeks ago and now it`s gone again without notice,
replaced by some Galcom program. A quick search of WRMI skedgrid shows
the other known WOR airings still displayed.

Confirmed Sat Apr 3 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, G-VG S9/+10 into UTwente;
and VG S9+20 into Virginia.

Confirmed from 0331 Apr 3 on WA0RCR 1860-AM, VG into KB0FX SDR. Next:

2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1801 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy [ex-1901]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
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 Benn Kobb, Arlington VA, for a check to Glenn
Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

** U S A. 9840, April 3 at 1407, no signal from WHRI, nor 17815, which
might have been active on a weekend; nor encountered it anywhen else
altho not thoroly checked. JBA carrier on minus side of 9840 likely
Vietnam always off-frequency, which must be glad WHRI be gone (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5050, Sat April 3 at 2359, WWRB is on already with gospel
huxters, lo fi, who believe in UFOs but not in ungodly vaccines, S9+30
into Virginia SDR and of course also well audible here. At 0000 April
4, same g.h. inserts legal ID for `WWRB outta Manchester, Tennessee`.
Still going at 0135, 0208 chex, the latter also into Brasília I had up
to hear Chaski. And still at 0309; 0342 a screaming YL huxter.

So WWRB is back in business. Dave let his license expire last fall and
had to stay off the air while going thru FCC red tape to get it back
again.

Harold Frodge had reported WWRB on 3185 last UT Sunday but did not
mark it as a momentous event: ``U.S.A.: 3185 WWRB Manchester TN;
0150-0203+, 3/28; Hymns to 0200:32 EE religihuxter interrupted
@0202:18 w/WWRB ID into dif-ferent religihuxter on “Challenge”. S20
peaks. 3185 not listed on their web program guide (Frodge-MI)``

Meanwhile, switched to summer frequency 5050, presumably as before
only active at weekends.

475v-MCW kHz, Dave Frantz`s MW beacon WA4SZE/BEACON I last logged on
Dec 31; it was so regular that I stopped logging it tho it stayed on a
while longer, but has been gone again since maybe mid-January. Here`s
the last? log of it by Harold Frodge: ``474.7 WA4SZE Manchester TN;
0318, 1/13; Sending WA4SZECOMWA4SZE/BEACON (Frodge-MI)`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VATICAN [and non]. Due to a Catholic festival, Vatican Radio
scheduled some special broadcasts this weekend, April 2-3-4.

Original publicity labeled the skeds as in Vatican time rather than
God`s Mean Time. I checked out the one publicized as:

``3 April 2021
1925-2120 h [MESZ] Veglia Pasquale presieduta da Papa Francesco.
Arabic - Middle East: 7425 kHz
Chinese - Asia: 7225 kHz
English - Africa: 11935 kHz
Français Africa: 13830 kHz
Português - Africa: 15565 kHz
(via Dr Hansjoerg Biener 1 April 2021)``

Started out with real old-testament stories, Exodus etc., Jews
vilifying Egyptians. What`s that got to do with the much later alleged
crucifiction?

From 1741 UT tune-in, 7425 is S9/+25 good into Kuwait SDR --- but
Arabic announcer keeps talking over the pope and the cantors! BTW,
original language is Italian --- whatever became of Latin, at least at
RCC HQ? It would not be until the very end, 1925, that the
catch-phrase in Latin would be uttered, ``Laudetur Iesus Christus``.
7425 stayed on with organ postlude until chopped off the air at 1930*
sharp.

Back at 1745, 7225 also well audible to Kuwait, but secular music,
something else for sure unless a feed were lost. O, BBC Somali is sked
via UAE.

11935, English is JBA with ACI from 11940 Spain; direct to here at
1820 check, JBA carrier on 11935. 13830 and 15565 JBA to Kuwait, but
of course they are aimed more clockwise for Africa, if direct from
SMG.

12050, RCM WEWN is carrying Spanish voice-over but can`t be bothered
to turn on their English frequency 15610 earlier than *1900 even for
such a special occasion. I do confirm 15610 at 1900 via Bonaire SDR.
After 1900, 12050 likely to be collided by Ndarason as usual.

All this is also on EWTN Spanish and English cable TV channels.
Radio-only cannot do justice to the cavernous splendour of the
basilica with gilded ornamentation. Crowd appears to be masked,
alternate seating less than 2 meters apart.

Choirguys are not masked, not even ready below the chin for long
intervals they have nothing to sing. Pope himself is not masked, which
would be too worldly and defeatist for this special person who could
have been a role-model, but most of the assistants around him are. I
think the masks nicely complement the mitres, but they are
inconsistent in color-matching, mostly white, some blu..

There has been considerable speculation about transmitter sites which
of course VR failed to specify with the scheduling publicity. Who
cares? We know that they normally do use Madagascar for several
broadcasts to Africa; USAGM Grimesland for Latin America, and Tinang,
Philippines for east Asia; both violating Separation of Church and
State.

Here`s the next and final VR special, but they obviously don`t care
about a Western Hemisphere audience, scheduling it in middle of our
night, 0755-1020 UT:

``4 April 2021 Easter Sunday
0955-1120 h Santa Messa del Giorno di Pasqua presieduta da Papa
Francesco
1155-1220 h Messaggio Pasquale e Benedizione Urbi et Orbi
Arabic - Middle East: 15605 kHz
English - Africa: 17820 kHz
Français - Africa: 15575 kHz
Português - Africa: 17805 kHz
(Dr Hansjoerg Biener 1 April 2021)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15340, April 3 at 1705, I`m checking an A-21 frequency
HFCC-registered for RMI via France, q.v.: there is a JBA carrier, but
it`s surrounded by DRM-like noise, where nonesuch is scheduled. Weak,
and I can`t get any remote to lock and decode it as DRM (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0400 UT April 4

 

Glenn Hauser logs April 2-3, 2021  View Printable Version 
Saturday, April 03 2021

Hauser
** CUBA. 11880, April 2 at 2216, RHC is on in French, S8-S9 but
undermodulated. Instead of dumping off the air before Brazuguese at
2230, it manages to stay on, not // 15230 which was already in PP at
2219 check, S9; sounds like same speaker, subject, maybe
non-synchronized playouts. Something`s always wrong at RHC: hereafter:
SAWA.

Today 11880 remains even past 2300 switching to English which has been
missing most of the days so far in A-21. At least we now know it is
still supposed to be on 11880. And should stop at 2400* but keeps
going in Kriyol or French, staying on until about 0015*. SAWA.

But English no longer // on 5040: at 2300 it starts frequency list in
Spanish, 13740, 11760 --- and then it dumps off the air. Just as well,
because 13740 is wrong anyway, nothing there; no Cuban on 13 MHz
except Chinese music in non-Portuguese on 13650. SAWA.

What else from RHC? 15370 at 2219 in Spanish, S9+35 but lofi with hum;
15230 S9 in Brazuguese; nothing on 15730. 15370 is off by 2303, while
15230 has switched to Spanish now // distorted 11760 and 11670. SAWA.

11850, April 2 at 2222, RHC Spanish is JBM, S7-S9 along with parasite
JBA carrier on 11840, the twin on 11860 buried in Cuban jamming
against no Martí. At 2303, 11850 is suptorted, mod spikes only. SAWA.

15730, April 2 at 2239, now this one is on, S9+20, but as usual
distorted modulation only at peaks; wiggle that patchcord! I think
it`s in Kriyol. At 2300 still same breakup, now in real French? SAWA.

6165 English does not come on April 3 at 0000 as nominally has been; I
keep checking along with AAAWWW on 6159.930v WBCQ, which remains clear
of ACI. Not until 0034 do I check 6145, and by golly, now RHC English
is there instead of 6165! Maybe they took my advice, which of course I
would never send to them directly. SAWA.

11850, April 3 at 0133 I return to receiver I had left tuned here, and
guess what? Now this is in English from RHC! S9+10 with good
modulation unlike earlier; but is it a mistake, and for how long? Now
we have 3 x EE, // 6000 & 6145. SAWA.

6060, April 3 at 0252, RHC Spanish is S9+20/30 but still with the big
buzz. SAWA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUAM. 12040, Fri April 2 at 2225, S Asian music, VP S3-S6, then
seeming English; no, KSDA sked in English Sun/Tue/Thu 2200-2230,
including `Wavescan` on Sundays; elsedays in SuNdanese. Would like to
confirm these days once and for all, as I have feared they could be
confused about local days vs UT days, i.e. English M/W/F mornings over
there (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960-AM, UT Sat April 3 at 0200-0204+, rock music
S9/+10, probably Ball Smacker Radio which is scheduled Friday nights
from 9 pm ET = 0100. I check out another pirate on 6930, then back to
this at 0217 when music is quiet, some deep fades; 0225 YL, ``from
some wires strung up in the trees, Ball Smacker Radio``, and tenpins
SFX. More rock music I don`t recognize. 0233 plug for their new
website; off before 0245 recheck. Many more logs here:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,79836.0.html
Keyword for song titles tonight was: ``fool``. After 0315 there was a
repeat reported on 4030-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, April 3 at 0204, pirate music S9, louder
than BSR on AM 6960; 0206 unreadable announcement with organ
background. 0215 ``Desert Rat here, comments appreciated to
twodogradio@??.com and off 0216*. Many more reports from 0045:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,79835.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Friday April 2 at 2214, final token English semihour
of the week from REE is songs hosted by Justin Coe, but not on this
frequency to North America, still AWOL. Other three are audible: 15520
good S5-S8; 11940 S9+5/15; even 11685 is fair S5-S7 and no RTTY,
better than the nothing we get (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 2 at 2213, checking direct VOT English to us:
no RTTY and S6-S9 but undermodulated, hardly readable. For comparison,
15520 Spain is axually weaker on meter, S5-S8 but good,
well-modulated. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 monitoring; next:
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1801 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy [ex-1901]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
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 Benn Kobb, Arlington VA,
for a check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

** U S A. 6159.924 V to 6159.930, UT Sat April 3 from 0000, WBCQ
`AAAWWW` via KB0FX SDR in MO, offset frequency readout in SAM mode.
Surprisingly clear of RHC ACI since it has jumped from 6165 to 6145
--- see CUBA. I half listen; first quiz question, what is a BFO? Soon
answered by an e-mailer or caller. It`s cold in Fla, 50 degrees, yet
the wife Allan adores is scantily-clad as he puts his hand somewhere
on her. Was there nothing political??

Major subject, on and on and on, is standard shifts and clutches,
wondering if young people would even know how to drive such cars. 0151
reads part of Radio World article about FCC maybe enforcing PIRATE act
from April 26 with big fines --- but he misses the point as already
discussed in NASWA and WOR groups, that by definition, this applies to
AM & FM bands only, nothing about SW! Yet AW takes the opportunity to
encourage would-be pirates to buy time on WBCQ instead. Squeezes in a
few pirate names and frequencies from new issue of Free Radio Weekly
just published; prayer and ID. 0100-0101 dead air on this transmitter
before Hal Turner starts. I never did check 7490v this week, direct or
remotedly, nor WBCQ webcasts, but AW said that the 7490 stream server
has been maxing out.

I keep hoping he will have some news about his attempt to purchase
WHRI, which appears to have closed down. Nothing significant either in
his recent twits. Here`s the version of John Carver, who was paying
more attention:

``Tonight's show started on time on both 6160 and 7490 with 7490
having the better signal this evening. Opening question was, what is a
BFO? Angela is scantily dressed this evening according to Allan. The
opening question is answered by someone named Scott and Allan proceeds
to describe a BFO for the audience. Then he asks how many young people
were able to drive a car with a manual transmission and quickly after
that asks how many would know how to double clutch. A short tale of
Angela driving his antique cars which morphed into a discussion in
general about antique cars.

Phone call at 0028 from a woman that has been enjoying the talk of
Angela driving the antiques and she admits that she owns and drives an
older car, just one not as old as Allan's. Angela started to give us a
brief Angela's Angle but was interrupted by a phone call at 0043 from
Mr. Transistor Norm who talks about old cars and motorcycles. Allan
then reads a short piece about the larger fines for pirate radio
operators and ends with a plea for the pirate operators to buy time on
WBCQ.

Into emails at 0054 and a reading of the newest Free Radio Weekly.
Closing prayer at 0058 and off the air at 0100 and once again into
dead air. Only one political reference this evening when Allan lost
his train of thought and stated that he'd had a Biden moment. John,
Mid-North Indiana.``

6159.93, recheck 0250 after Hal Turner hour, WBCQ still on with rock
music. That would be `Rock Wave` originating on WBCQ-FM 94.7 a.k.a.
Kixx-FM. But off the air after 0300 as I have also noticed previous
nights, so `Late Nite in the Heartland` far-right talk show is gone
tho still on the 6160 sked as 0300-0500 Tue-Sat. Its website still
claims to be on 7490
https://www.jeffreydaugherty.com/about-us
but that`s off the air too at 0340 April 3 check. O, the 7490 sked
shows it as 0300-0330 only UT Tue-Sat; so need to recheck whether that
fragment survive. At 02-03 Brother Scare has been appearing on 7490
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1319.717, April 3 at 0145 UT, KLWN ID on 1320.00 with het
from here by the AM/SSB pitch match method, so still WCOG Greensboro
NC. No het tonight vs 1540.00 KXEL (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1081.3, April 3 at 0151 UT, het against 1080 KRLD.
Nothing this far off in mwoffsets; possibly local device, but the MW
band is otherwise `clean` tonight, no TA carriers either (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0415 UT April 3

 

Glenn Hauser logs April 2, 2021  View Printable Version 
Friday, April 02 2021

Hauser
** CANADA [and non]. 328-MCW kHz, April 2 at 0636 UT, ND beacon dash
and YTL, which is 1000 watts from Big Trout Lake, Ontario.

335-MCW kHz, April 2 at 0635 UT, NDB dash and YLD, 1000 watts from
Chapleau, Ontario; mixing with BV, 25 watts from Batesville, Arkansas
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, April 2 at 1251 UT, Trenton Military still
hasn`t reset its own clock, not 60, but 61 minutes slow announcing
``time: 1150``. But then wx condx timestamped 1200 from Calgary, Cold
Lake. I`ve often found CHR missing, not sure if bad propagation,
curtailed sked, or problems, tho it does take breaks during every
hour; 6754-USB also heard at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 13795, April 2 at 1256, Chinesish music S2-S3, continues
right thru hourtop. It`s CRI Malay service via Kunming site at
1230-1330. Of course Malaysia is no longer on UT +7.5 but 8.0 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 11825, April 2 at 1257, big Chinese vs Chinese radio war
collision, i.e. CNR1 jammer vs VOA via Thailand this hour. Since this
is propagating, I am again encouraged to search for the WOOB CNR1
jammers mostly against Sound of Hope which used to occupy multiple
slots in the 10.8-11.2 and 12.8-13.2 MHz ranges --- not a one, except:
10960, VP only S1-S3. Aoki shows this one is vs SOH relaying RFA; but
I suspect SOH itself is no longer on multiple peanut-power channels,
at least not at these hours. Either that or no longer subject to
high-priority jamming, megawatts vs watts.

Now at 1338 April 2 there`s another inband collision making a SAH on
11785, which is VOA Chinese via Philippines (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13626 & 13774 approx., April 2 at 1327, weak spurblobs with
no readable Spanish program audio from RHC 13700 S9+20; notable for
the giveaway tones again close to F# above Cmiddle = 370 Hz, further
displaced than usual, about 74 kHz; so I also seek X2 = 148 away
second-orders, which are only traces circa 13492 and 13848. This time
the tone is more obvious in AM than FM tuning. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, April 2 at 1340, RHC Spanish is S9+10 but distorted/
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, April 2 at 1339, Kurdish? talk S4-S6; and
11540 at same time, Turkish? music S5-S7, as Dengê Welat and the TRT
jammer can`t seem to get together; or possibly vice versa (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI. 17880, April 2 at 1349, Chinese lesson in French, S9 the SSOB
by far beyond JBA Sa`udis, q.v. It`s CRI this hour via Bamako II per
Aoki/NDXC. In that, Bamako I refers only to R. Mali itself on 5995,
9635. However there are two CRI relay transmitters, none designated
Bamako III (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 710, April 2 at 1206, choral Mexican NA ends and full
sign-on? ID ONLY for XHDP, 89.7, 10 kW, La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc,
Chihuahua, street address; no mention of this nonentity AM XEDP listed
as 7000/100 watts. Then live YL announcer with 6-past timecheck and
right into Low German laconic-sounding gospel huxter. This
out-of-place language is a regular on XEDP. Not as in IRCA Log, ``once
aired German programming at times``.

Earlier from 1200 were Mex NAs on 770, 730, 720, 700, 690 at least.
It`s been months since I`ve been up to check these at sunrise which
here today would be at 1216 UT. Most of Mexico not already on DST will
suffer from it from April 4, pushing these events one real UT hour
earlier. Except Sonora which stays on MST UT -7 yearound to match alta
Sonora, a.k.a. Arizona, EUA (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 11880, April 2 at 1402, S7-S9 German in strange accent,
but mentions Bukarescht and Rumänien, so obviously RRI as sked this
hour, 300 kW at 300 degrees from Ziganeschti, also USward far beyond
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17615 & 17705, April 2 at 1348 JBA carriers, the only
ones on band besides much stronger 17880, see MALI. The pair of course
correlate with Riyadh which per WRTH is now known as SRI = Saudi Radio
International, or SBA = Saudi Broadcasting Authority, no longer the
legacy BSKSA = Broadcasting Service of the Kingdom of Sa`udi Arabia.
And there are no longer any RIY entries in HFCC as they have
withdrawn; something to hide? Aoki/NDXC shows these frequencies: 17615
at 0855-1157 & 1250-1557; 17705 at 1155-1457. Also 17895 but unheard
today: 0255-0800 & 1155-1457. BTW this 17615 does not seem to be
offset plus as had been for ages (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. 7570, April 2 at 1353, really cute song in Chinese,
loud & clear WRMI at S9+20. It`s Supreme Master TV audiotrack, of
course; wish they would play more music; applause at end, evidently
from a live event, English announcement, more traditional music with
percussion, but chopped off at 1359 for ``Everglades`` ID and off the
air; how rude. It would be helpful to announce what frequency be next,
as SMTV is 24h on a variety of channels, one at a time. Current
skedgrid shows:
0100-0700 9455
0700-1000 9395
1000-1100 9455
1100-1400 7570
1400-2000 15770
2000-2200 9395
2200-0100 5800
Indeed I figured 15770 would be next but this early, and often much
later, it`s JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 13635, April 2 at 1254, Turkish talk good S9, SSOB except
for 13740 Cuba, but cuts off at 1256*; sked until 1258 per Aoki. What
frequency follows? No longer on 11815. Uplooked later, it`s 9840 from
1300, both on 310 degree beam to W Europe but same beyond toward us.
Not checked yet but 9840 is also registered all-day but more so on
weekends, for WHRI, which however may have closed down: see USA. TRT
13635 *much* better than 15450 JBA carrier for English on same 500 kW
beam at 1230-1320v (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 monitoring; next:
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1801 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy [ex-1901]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
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 Benn Kobb, Arlington VA,
for a check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

** U S A. As noted last night in my ZAMBIA 5915 log, WHRI absent tho
scheduled on 5920, ditto 7385, making us wonder if WHRI have shut down
totally at end of B-20; after all, the KBS relay moved to Greenville.
WHRI sale to WBCQ still pending FCC approval? Maybe WHR have had it
with SW.

Alan Holder also notes to the WOR iog today: ``World Harvest Radio
short wave no more? All short wave schedules and reference to World
Harvest Radio have now been deleted from the "Family Broadcasting
Corporation" web site. But there are links to World Harvest Television
as well as to "Real Family TV" and the other domestic US radio
stations run by FBC. However, I found a web page with a donation form
for World Harvest Radio short wave. I guess they forgot to remove
this. Alan Holder, G4ZBH, Isle of Wight, U.K.``

Just in case, FCC A-21
http://hfcc.org/data/schedbyfmo.php?seas=A21&fmor=FCC
still has 50 LeSea! entries. Search on that and highlight all for
further frequencies to check. Of course the registrations already far
exceeded axual usage. Much of it had been in use only on weekends, so
check Saturday and Sunday. It`s complex, but here are all the possible
frequencies in first time order without the details: 5920, 7315, 7385,
9505, 9825, 9710, 9840, 9605, 17815, 21610, 11750, 13785, 17510. The
lower ones allegedly resume later in the UT days (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. For the first time in months since last fall, I`m awake
pre-sunrise and instead of trying to resleep, turn on and tune in for
trans-Pacific JBA MW carriers, April 2 at 1156, finding only 774, 747
and 828 from strongest to weakest, obviously the NHK2 big guns from
Japan, i.e. 500 kW from Akita and Sapporo, only 300 kW from Osaka,
respectively. But file as unID, since no modulation detected; and on
R75 longwire, so no DFing. Tried for ToH timechimes at 1200 on 774,
but too much splash from 780 KSPI Stillwater OK and/or an XE on 770.
Today`s Enid sunrise 1216 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1725 UT April 2

 

Glenn Hauser logs April 1-2, 2021  View Printable Version 
Friday, April 02 2021

Hauser
** AUSTRIA. 7385, April 2 at 0241, S Asian choral music, 0244 talk
S7-S9, i.e.. AWR as scheduled via Moosbrunn in Punjabi. Off after 0300
--- when WHRI is registered to start but no sign of it, missing here
like from 5920, see ZAMBIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, April 2 at 0306 UT, French robotic YL with marine
weather for vendredi, etc., S9 but so is the noise level.
DXinfocentre.com shows the latest starter was at 0240, VCS-21, Halifax
NS, 1500 watts but not as bilingual. Nothing on NL channel 2598 now
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15370, April 1 at 1910 and 1930 chex, big open carrier, no
doubt RHC warming up as has previously been heard later in afternoon.
I`m thinking, too bad English on 15140 is not on better signal 15370.
In fact, it was on March 28, per Harold Frodge: ``15370 Radio Habana
Cuba; 1927, 3/28; “The Mailbag Show” to 1930:24 w/letter from Phil
Dampier. S9+ peaks w/strong whistle QRM. (Frodge-MI)``

However I see that Aoki shows the only timespan of RHC on 15370 as
1600-1900, in which case it would have been running late rather than
early. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, April 1 at 2220, RHC in French as scheduled, but off
at 2227, so no Portuguese at 2230, nor English at 2300, after which I
survey all bands 5-15 MHz without finding it anywhere else. But:

15730, April 1 at 2322, RHC S9+20 with Kriyol modulation trying to
break thru when peaking, barely recognizable. Something`s very wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, April 2 at 0225, S9+10, RHC humbuzz with undermod
Spanish; by 0342 recheck S9 but no buzz, still undermod. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9790, April 2 at 0337, no CRI English as always relayed in
A-seasons and in current HFCC. Good thing I flagged it as unconfirmed
on WOR 2080, as when I try to, cannot; nor find it anywhere else on
6-11 MHz bands. Maybe just another transmitter temporarily out of
order? Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, April 2 at 0342, this RHC English frequency is off; but
fortunately the other one is on and VG, 6165. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 4011-USB, UT Fri April 2 at 0215, JBA MARS net, think I
heard an AAR9-- call. They have just as much trouble hearing each
other, repeatedly trying to exchange phone numbers, which should
provide better contact! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2079 monitoring: Harold Frodge,
Midland MI, reports to the WOR iog: ``7780 WRMI Radio Miami Int’l
(presumed); 2107, 3/31; Hauser’s World of Radio; poor at QRN level; //
7490.0 WBCQ(p) a tad better, but not much (Frodge-MI)``

WORLD OF RADIO 2080 contents: Antarctica, Australia, Austria,
Bangladesh, Bolivia, China, Cuba, Eritrea non, Finland, France,
Germany, Guam, Guatemala, India, *Iran and non, Japan, *Korea North
non, *Korea South and non, Kurdistan non, Perú, Pridnestrovye,
Romania, Spain, Taiwan, *Turkey, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican,
Venezuela; Maritime Day; Domestic Broadcasting Survey; propagation
outlook; *A-21 schedules

WOR 2080 is available as of 0118 UT Friday April 2, 2021
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2080.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2080.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1801 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy [ex-1901]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
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 Benn Kobb, Arlington VA,
for a check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute, not necessarily in US funds,
via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com

First broadcasts of 2080 confirmed just minutes after completed: UT
Friday April 2 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 VG here; 7780 VG S9+5/15 to
UTwente SDR in Holland (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5885 & 5895, April 2 at 0235, huge buzz peaking on the
sidebands of S9+30/40 WWCR-4 during E. C. Fulcher Truth House
Ministries, SOP for that program. An hour later during Kelly Lawson
Worship no buzz but much weaker. BTW, WWCR pdf program schedule now
dated March 14 as if to take into account DST -- yet still showing 6
hour difference from UT! The Central times are correct. How many years
has WWCR been going, and they still don`t have their basic act
together (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1319.718, April 2 at 0252 UT, tell-tale het as previously
IDed from way off-frequency WCOG, Greensboro NC. This has been going
on over two weeks; how much longer? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ZAMBIA [and non]. 5915, April 2 at 0227, African singing and heavy
drumming past 0233, wake up! at 4:30 AM? S6-S9, and 0336 JBA; no doubt
ZNBC Radio 1, no longer squeezed by bigsig ACI from 5910 Romania or
Cuba and 5920 WHRI, the latter still scheduled but absent. Is it
closing down? Check other frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0527 UT April 2

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 31-April 1, 2021  View Printable Version 
Thursday, April 01 2021

Hauser
** BOLIVIA. 3310, April 1 at 0040, S7-S9 carrier but can`t make out
much mod, also with QRM from the 3308-USB MARS net. Since I logged R.
Mosoj Chaski direct last night, I proceed to S American SDRs to hear
it better? tonight: JBA carrier at Bonaire; at 0125 it`s JBA at
Vilhena, Brasil, better at Brasilia #2, and slightly better2 at
Pardinho tho further away. All are storm-noisy. Mostly YL talking in
Quechua, then some music mixed in by 0152. 0159 maybe a Spanish ID; at
least I copy ``3,310 kHz`` which may be bilingual. Then there`s that
200+ Hz tone! again from 0200.5 but off* before 0207. Next time: I`ll
listen to the live stream but which probably lax the postlude (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO [and non]. 700 kHz, April 1 at 0501 UT, WLW goes off for
maintenance, tnx to tip from MARE. It made a false stop at 0500, came
back on to include ID but nothing said about going off nor for how
long. This uncovers two weak Spanish signals at almost the same SW/NE
DF, inseparable. Main one has to be XEGD, Hidalgo del Parral,
Chihuahua: one music, one talk then both music, making SAH of
152/minute = 2.53 Hz. Mwoffsets is no help, no Mexican entries on
700.

At 0516, ``La Poderosa / 700 AM y 90.3 FM`` or vice versa at 0528,
which nails it as XEGD, per IRCA Mexican Log, but music is
predominantly romántica, not GRU/AC. At 0520, clear Poderosa MST TC as
``10:19``. Of course, its power is nothing to crow/brand about except
as a Big Lie, 5/1 kW.

The only further Mexicans per IRCA Log are in Jalisco and Michoacán,
but considerably CCW from HdP bearing. With these nulled, I hear
nothing from the few other USA/Canadians at night on 700, in AB. AK,
CA, OR, TX, UT, WA, which are low-powered and/or too far and/or aiming
away from here.

At 0555, WLW still off and something Spanish mentions ``101``, likely
an FM frequency but no known matches to 700 stations. At 0600 choral
Mexican NA, and suspect XEGD or something goes off, as the weak mix
after that is different. IRCA Log shows 0500* for it.

The two Texans, DFW and Houston to the SSE were not showing earlier
with their unfavorable patterns; by 0630 there is gospel music in
English roughly NNW/SSE but not the format of either TX. That could be
CJLI Calgary, 50/20 kW, or even KGRV Oregon, 23/0.47 kW. Has KDAZ
Albuquerque moved from 730 to 700 yet? I QRT at 0640*, causing me to
sleep far too late past 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, March 31 at 2200, no signal from VOT English; and no
RTTY either; tsk2. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 7275, April 1 at 0343, ME music at S9/+10. This is the
resumed A-21 frequency for VOT English to N America at 0300, INTRUDING
into our ham band. // 6165 eastward would be blocked by Cuba. Was
there no place for TRT above 7300? Note that 7275 is weaker even than
VOA via Vatican thataway on 7260 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 7260, April 1 at 0341, S9+10/20 strong but lo-fi talk,
mentions Somalia --- as it is VOA Somali via VATICAN, violating
Separation of Church and State, as sked 0330-0400 only. At this time
7260 also bears Vanuatu, East Turkistan, Mongolia per Aoki/NDXC.
American hams cannot be too happy about this intrusion by their own
VOA, ignoring the fact that SMG is notorious for sending bigsigs the
wrong way (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2079 monitoring: Richard Lemke, Alberta,
rounds up his confirmations, including Wed 1030 on 5850:

Program heard: World of Radio #2079, Date heard in UT: March 26, 29,
31 UT 2021. Monitoring, checking signal using SINPO code,

5850 kHz, QSB fading, 5850 kHz, 0132, 0145, 0150 (55444), (55443),
0159, 5850 kHz, March 26 UTC 2021 [Fri]

7730 kHz, static, QSB fading, QRN, 7730 kHz, 0059 (45333), (45433),
QRN, 0059, 7730 kHz, March 29 UT 2021 [Mon]

5800 kHz, 0248, 0250 (55433), 0257, 5800 kHz, March 29 UT [Mon]

5850 kHz, 1045 (554), 1044 half way mark, 1045, 5850 kHz, March 31 UT
2021 [Wed]

9955 kHz, S5 signal, QSB fading, 2214, words “This is, 9955 kHz,
finally heard ID at 2229, “2079” 2229, 9955 kHz, March 31 UTC 2021
[Wed] (Lemke, Richard -AB, Canada)``

Confirmed here Wednesday March 31 at 2100 on WRMI 7780, JBA theme
direct; and starting ~20 seconds later on WBCQ 7490-, slightly better
direct, VP.

Also confirmed Wed Mar 31 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S9+25/30 over Cuban
pulse jamming, which is now running this early.

Also confirmed UT Thursday April 1 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, S5-S7 into
Brasil SDRs but stormy.

Next WOR 2080 should be ready by early UT Fri April 2 for first
broadcasts at 0130 on WRMI 5850 & 7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 6159.93, April 1 at 0050, WBCQ Area 61 Old Time
Radio with `Amos `n` Andy` recreation by Ed Tilton, S9+10 but with ACI
splash from S9+30 6165 RHC English, which unexpectedly resumed here
ex-9700, from about 0000, messing up the second hour of A61 and
anything later, even when tuned in LSB. Now I am not so eager to get
WOR back on at 0300 UT Mondays: bad choice between CubaRM or daytime
absorption. RHC could easily have resumed 6145 instead of 6165.

And at least before 0100, nothing on 6155, 6150 or 6145, where WBCQ
could shift if not RHC. But QSY is not so easy at WBCQ, by regulatory
approval, or by grinding new crystals. A further look at HFCC for
openings: nothing on 6155 until VOA at 0330, discounting wooden
Bulgaria until 0300. 6150 totally open our evenings. 6145 only maybe
China, and alternate for The Mighty KBC UT Sundays only, surely not to
be used before next winter, if ever. Aoki/NDXC sked has nothing
significant to add (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6205, April 1 at 0013 tune-in via Bonaire SDR,
immediately hear ROCV Morse code ID, and spoken ID in Spanish with
numbers, phone? followed by --- Polish! Why not? S7-S8; had been AWOL
last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1729 UT April 1

 

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