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Glenn Hauser logs March 17, 2021  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, March 17 2021

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. At 1533 UT March 17 I notified the WOR iog:
``[WOR] LRA36 is on --- At 1529 UT, music on 15475.96-RCUSB or so,
LRA36 is back from Antarctica into a Brasil SDR. Regular Wednesday
broadcasts resumed. ID at 1532 for ``15476``. Also German, English,
Glenn, OK``. No replies received, but further from me:

That`s on the Pardinho SP SDR, where there is rather high local noise
level; so I try Campo one: less noise but also weaker signal. 1533
programa de hoy announces Base Esperanza geo coördinates; 1540 seems
to be recounting history of the base or the station; 1542 music; 1546
ID and more music; 1549 ID, music; 1559 something about Venezuela;
1606 ID; 1608 start a song but cuts off the air with no sign-off.
LRA36 had first been reported reactivated on Sat Feb 27, by Rudolf
Grimm, in a long-delayed post via HCDX. Previous pattern was Wed,
often repeated Sat, and sometime specials (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, March 17 at 0551, RHC English with pulsing sound
marring modulation here of the thin-voiced YL, who named herself, I
think, Lina? Valverde. It`s impossible to find staff info at RHC
website, except for management. But Lena is correct per various print
bylines searched out. // 6000 & 6100 sound better, but 5040 at 0556 is
in Spanish, not English. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUAM. 11990, Tue March 16 at 2217, S5-S7 gospel huxter in English.
Per Aoki/NDXC, it`s KSDA on days 135 = UT SunTueThu, the other days at
2200-2230 in Sundanese -- as in part of Indonesia, not Sudanese (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 255-MCW kHz, March 17 at 0145 UT, 25-watt ND beacon SW,
as in StillWater, is back! Had been off since February 8 when frigid,
icy weather hit, but long since recovered from that, highs in the 70s.
Now a new storm approaches from the west with high LW noise level and
rising, difficultizing audibility despite proximity. 341 EI Enid is
still off from a later refailure (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 91.7, March 17 at 0305 and still 0400 UT, dead air from
KOSU, but streaming is funxional during `The Spy` --- no loss for me
as KOSU throws away half its airtime at night for Okie music instead
of public radio fare it provides so well in the daytime. Such a split
personality discourages me from otherwise deserved financial support.
I don`t want half of it going to The Spy. They don`t even provide NPR
or BBC news overnight. There is no severe weather excuse for this
outage. At 0413, carrier cuts off less than a minute, back on still
dead, so maybe they are working on it. 0435 suddenly comes to life, no
explanation or apology (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. Overcome by dead air: See USA: WRMI, WWCR

** U S A. 13566+CW, March 17 at 1505, as I am daily checking for K6FRC
on 13565-CW, instead hear another HIFER beacon, first one in a long
time, copied ``WAS`` right away but nothing more readable in next 11
minutes. Fortunately, WAS is the real call in the LWCA list:
``13566.22~ WAS Smithfield, NC FM13 CW (h 2020/12)``
and yes, this WAS slightly above 13566, but no chance to measure it.
Smithfield is just SE of Raleigh, halfway to Goldsboro, 1758 km = 1093
stmi from Enid (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2077 monitoring: WRMI has been
deadairing quite a lot lately, not just TOMBS but affecting us:

Chris Krug in Tulsa reports:
``[WOR] 5850 WRMI WOR Wed 1030 UTC AWOL --- One of the best things
about the time change is being able to listen to WOR on my early
morning walk on Wednesdays on 5850, 1030 utc [5:30 am CDT]. Except
it`s not there this morning. Carrier seems fine, there's just no
programming. Hey WRMI! Wake up! Chris KC5IIE Tulsa, OK``

And also ``From: Richard Lemke, City: St. Albert, Province: Alberta,
Country: Canada. From, the desk of Richard’s listening Post, Radio:
JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long wires in the trees.

Dear Glenn: Looks like I didn’t hear either program at 1000, (AWR Wave
scan) or at 1030, when World of Radio usually should be aired
[4:30 am MDT], just a strong signal but no audio was heard. March 17
UTC 2021, (Lemke, Richard -AB) 73’s, Richard March 17, 2021``. Next:

2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [ex-2200]
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [ex-2300]
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 Michael Rutkaus, K4GET, Winchester VA, for a
contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com - not necessarily in
US funds

One may also contribute via MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9455, March 16 at 2226, dead air from this WRMI-5, supposed
to be Overcomer from 11 to 24.

7570 & 7730, March 17 at 0237, still 0256, 0321, both S9+40 of dead
air from these WRMIs 11 & 13, which happen to be the only two
scheduled for TOMBS at 02-03, so nothing to compare as other US
stations are otherprogramming too. No WWCRs are scheduled with TOM
until 0400 at the earliest, 3215 which has horrible squealing. Ha! At
0407, dead air there too except for the squealing ruling! So the
problem is somewhere between SC, International Vacuum and
affiliates.

BTW, as of March 17, WWCR program sked is still dated March 1 showing
6-hour difference between UT and CT, so beware and consult with care.

After 0300 these WRMIs are supposed to add on: 7780, 9395 and 5850. At
0326, 5850 is dead air too; so are 7780 and 9395 into Maine SDR. If
it`s a feed failure faulty from Walterboro, we certainly hope BS is
still getting billed for transmission, a fine compromise between
income and detestable programming. 0436 recheck, born again on the
WRMIs, still dead on WWCR 3215 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1030, March 17 at 0152 UT, Mexican music, and soon SHVAs
plugging the two FM translator frequencies, 99.1 and 97.3, of WNOW
Mint Hill [Charlotte] NC, 9.4 kW daytimer direxional west. Before and
since I first discovered it March 10, many others have reported it.
Slogan ``La Zeta`` I still haven`t copied for sure in the exaggerated
SHVA intonation, but no doubt this be it. BTW, what positive
connotation has Zeta in Spanish; the end, or the ultimate? Altho not
so in the original Greek, rather Omega (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1540.2, March 17 at 0143 UT, no het against 1540.0 stations,
so WKVQ Eatonton GA finally fixed, or at least daytimer off? I believe
it was still there last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2011 UT March 17

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 16, 2021  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, March 17 2021

Hauser
** CANADA [and non]. 340-MCW kHz, March 16 at 0606 UT, ND beacon YY
and dash, which is 500 watts from Mont-Joli, Quebec. Facilitated by
continued absence of my local EI on 341, where only OIN, Oberlin,
Kansas is heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 7850-RCUSB, March 16 at 2222, no trace of CHU, off the air?
JBA on 14670-RCUSB; not expected to be audible yet on 3330 or 6660.
This site displays outages showing none since last August!

https://nrc.canada.ca/en/chu-short-wave-station/

System status - NRC short wave station broadcasts (CHU)
From: National Research Council Canada System status

3.330 MHz: online 7.850 MHz: online 14.670 MHz: online
Last off 2020-08-13 @ 15:15; back on: 2020-08-14 @ 18:00 14.670 MHz
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, March 16 at 0556, RHC English with humbuzz here, but
clear on // 6000, while the other //, 6100 has lighter hum. 9700
presumably off by now, leaving JBA carrier from Turkey. 5040 is also
finished. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13630, March 16 at 1334, weak spurblob with F# tone tuned in
AM mode, but no program modulation in FM either; obviously out of RHC
13700-AM which is undermodulated and S8-S9 weaker than it could be,
also weaker than // 13740 at S9/+10. Opposite blob on 13770 is even
weaker JBA. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11530, Tue March 16 at 1753, S6-S8 open carrier to 1754*; all
other 25m signals much weaker except 11760 RHC. That`s apropos, since
per Aoki, this is:
11530 1655-1750 CUB Cuban Spy Numers Spa Bejucal 1-7
11530 2255-2350 CUB Cuban Spy Numers Spa Bejucal 1246
If you`re lucky, may hear RHC audio by mistake or vice versa. Here is
a complete list of all those frequencies, each with a specific sked
depending on day of week: 9065, 9155, 9330, 10345, 10715, 10860,
11435, 11462, 11530, 11635, 12180, 13435, 14375, 16180, 17540
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 5960, March 16 at 2357, TURKEY q.v. has finally
turned off, uncovering XJPBS Urumqi in Chinese and with 5+1 timesignal
ending one sesquisecond late as heard via UTwente SDR (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 12035, March 16 at 1332 & 1418, no signal from VOT at
beginning or end of nominal English to W Europe and N America beyond.
Something`s always erroneous at Emirler. When this happen, a good
chance the sloppyrators have failed to change frequency from previous
broadcast; uplooked later, it`s German at 1230 on 15270. I had not
noticed a signal there, but one on 15350 which would be TRT in
Turkish; also at 1425 check, a fast SAH on 11815 which is 15350`s
successor after 1400, mixing there with NHK; so lack of 12035 cannot
be blamed on propagation.

5960 is another VOT frequency often AWOL, for English at 2300, but
it`s present March 16 at 2316 check, S9+10/20 into UTwente. When it is
missing, check these B-20 predecessors for overtiming: until 2130:
9625 French; until 2200: 5980, 6120 Turkish; until 2230: 9610 English

Today 5960 keeps running after English with IS; 2355 starts
interspersing German IDs, but cuts off at 2357* clearing frequency for
XJPBS EAST TURKISTAN, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2077 monitoring; next:
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [ex-2200]
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [ex-2300]
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 Michael Rutkaus, K4GET, Winchester VA, for a
contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com - not necessarily in
US funds

One may also contribute via MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7780, Sunday March 14 before 2300 WORLD OF RADIO, as I
reported, at 2259 WRMI had an English ID for PCJ Radio International.
As always, Richard Langley was recording the Sunday into Monday
2000-0300 UT 7780 span to check ever-changing program content,
including before 2300 an interview in Spanish about Cuban music
spreading elsewhere such as Zaïre; and the interviewer in a clip
sounds to me like Tom Meijer, as on the long-gone `Estación de la
Alegría` from Radio Nederland; which is something PCJRI would have
done, but why it`s on WRMI now instead of `Wavescan`, who knows?

Jeff White replies that it seems like an audio switching error as they
have no new programs from PCJ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, March 16 at 1419, world music from WRMI, not Brother
Scare; but 1429 ID and 1430 JIP TOMBS, becoming // 9395 & 9455. Sked
grid claims BS starts on 9955 at 1400 M-F. This keeps happening, but
any reduxion in Brother HyStairical is a good thing. Seems like
whenever I tune across him, he`s prompting for phone calls.

9395 is much stronger here than 9455, which doesn`t compute if the
respective azimuths really be 355 and 285 degrees, as we are roughly
halfway between them. Originally both were on 355, but at some unknown
point, 9455 allegedly changed to 285. Even when both were at 355, they
sounded unequal. There must be a disparity in the nominal 100 kW
powers for all WRMIs and/or in some other parameter(s) (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0010 UT March 17

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 14-15-16, 2021  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, March 16 2021

Hauser
** CUBA. 4765, March 16 at 0031:05 open carrier cuts on music as I
assume R. Progreso nominally starts now a UT hour earlier for DST; but
then mod cuts off and on again. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, March 15 at 2222, RHC is on in French, S9+20/30; 2237
check Portuguese; 2301 English. So the 21-23 block to ``Africa`` has
been shifted one UT hour later; despite 11880 absence on March 14, the
first day of Yanqui DST when checked at 2209 UT.

With that bigsig here to the NW, is 11880 really aimed at Africa,
where it`s after midnight in most English-speaking countries? HFCC
will never know, being boycotted, but Aoki thinx it`s 100 kW at 100
degrees from Bauta.

The usual pattern, this broadcast alone shifted one UT hour *later*
instead of earlier. But there could be an eventual frequency change
after A-21 start, by first or second week of April, depending on
circumstances. Also as usual, English at 23-24 again resynchronizes it
with // 5040 which has just moved its English one UT hour *earlier*.

Is this shift shown on the website? Of course not! Something`s always
wrong at RHC. Spanish only, dated effective Nov 17, late for B20:
https://www.radiohc.cu/de-interes/frecuencias

Undated, including other languages but obviously outdated:
https://www.radiohc.cu/de-interes/programacion

6000, March 16 at 0035, RHC already in English, S9/+10 but very
undermodulated // 9700 also reading S9/+10 but well modulated for
thin-voiced YL, who, unlike ``Ed Newman``, never ad-libs, sounding
much louder. Evening English presumably starting on these two only, at
nominal 0000. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, March 15 at 2303, no signal from VOT English into
Virginia SDR; is it on but not propagating? No, nothing at UTwente
Holland either. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler.

And yes, with HFCC tentative A21 schedule now public, VOT does plan to
resume 9830 when shifted to 2200, oblivious of the RTTY. Other English
thisaway: 1230 on 15450; 0300 on 7275 --- like last summer INTRUDING
into our hamband, rather than 9515 which might work with uptick in
solar cycle.

While we are at it, the full A-21 VOT English sked of <1 hour each:
http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A21&broadc=TRT
1230 15450
1630 15520
1830 5945
2030 9875
2200 9830
0300 7275 6165
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Correxion: This one was really on 420, not 418 kHz; fixed:
420-MCW kHz, March 15 at 0545 UT, ND beacon FQ, 25 watts from
Fairmont, Minnesota. I was tuned to 418-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2077 monitoring: confirmed Monday
March 15 at 1900:41.5 on IRRS 7290 Bulgaria via UTwente SDR, good but
with inevitable splash from both sides, 7280 Vietnam and 7295 East
Turkistan, land of ChiCom genocide. Earlier: *1854:53.5 carrier on
with heavy ACI from 7295 but 7280 Vietnam off in a temporary break;
1857:21.5 hum on carrier added; 1859:48.5 modulation cut on with 3
words of a preceding program, and IRRS sign-on with Milano PO Box and
phone number; 1900:12.5 three FSN headlines before WOR start. Timings
could be slightly earlier vs internet delay. (Correxion factor added
to my watch at 2338 when I can`t get any WWV frequency on noisy rx
next to the computer, but CHU JBA on 7850-RCUSB.)

** U S A. 4980, March 16 at 0058 no signal from WRMI, nor has there
been JBA past few nights whenever checked, not even JBA carrier. You
never know what they are doing with this frequency, on transmission
skedgrid as Transmitter 4, 160 degrees for Carib/SoAmerica --- but
with NO entries the entire 24 hours. Nevertheless had been audible at
night with SMTV or something; thought to be very low power, exciter?

Current skedgrid does show 4980 below twice more, Argentina relays
effective 1 January, M-F 08-09 Japanese, 09-10 Chinese for WNAm and
Asia. Maybe, but those two are more effectively shown atop on 9455.

But further confusion: the System D/Blue skedgrid says Chinese at
09-10 is on 5950, while Japanese at 08-09 is on 9455 System F/Red!
BUT: 5950 Transmitter 8 at 355 degrees on xmsn grid claims to be TOM
at this and many other hours. 9455 now #5 at 285 degrees for SW US and
Mexico, whatever may really be on it, misses east Asia by long shot.

When I first checked tonight at 0058, there were equivalent JBA
carriers on 4980 as well as 5060, 4850 and 4500, i.e. the matching
quartet of Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi, circa sunrise in East Turkistan, land
of ChiCom imperialist genocide. Recheck at 0205, they have all faded
out and still no WRMI on 4980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1090, March 14 at 0507-0509 UT, clip of WENR TN DX test vs
KAAY, tuning with R75 passband boosting the LSB, including:
phone-off-the-hook, repeated Morse code IDs: VVV DE WENR and upward
sweeps; as sent to the CPC with complete original report, for QSL:
https://www.w4uvh.net/WENR_1090_DXtest_2021_0314_0507.mp3
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0421 UT March 16

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 14-15, 2021  View Printable Version 
Monday, March 15 2021

Hauser
** BOTSWANA. 6175, Mon Mar 15 at 0346, S9 open carrier, or JBM? I
guess it`s VOA scheduled to start Shona to Zimbabwe at 0400 M-F (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, 1900 UT March 14, the first day of DST, RHC English
confirmed shifted one UT hour earlier, on caradio, starting `The Week
in Cuba`. Mod on this one lately rather lo-fi, hummy. Spotchex later
in hour did not catch any reactivated DX program tho if brief could
have missed it.

11880, next English hour has been at 22-23 UT during standard time but
nothing there at 2209 check, nor on previously used 9720, 7380.
Habitually this broadcast alone shifts one UT hour *later* during DST
which does not make sense, so need to search for it between 23 and 24
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. Re my log of XEFRTM Zacatecas on 770, Saul Chernos, Ont.,
replies:

``Hi Glenn (and Bruce): I've been hearing a very regular W Radio on
770 here at Burnt River ON that is stream matching to XEFRTM
Fresnillo. Two MP3 clips are attached. Mostly pop music of last few
decades. It comes in often when I aim directionally WSW, which limits
WABC somewhat. It also mixes with XEACH which is carrying Formula
(also // webstream). I have noted lots of the 690 in Fresnillo lately,
again also //webstream with 107.9 in the ID. It's now back listed at
www.mwlist.org 73s Saul Chernos``

Wow, two clips with algo way under WABC; matching stream must be only
way to ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 341-MCW kHz, March 15 at 0356 UT, Enid`s only
ND beacon, EI, is gone again, leaving a trace of OIN or DNI? No
particular weather excuse this time; but LW reception is really poor,
hardly any DX beacons, e.g. Canada, only 332 QT Thunder Bay. Other OK,
350 RG at WRWA OKC is still there. WWV reported at 0300, K-index of 3
after minor G1 geomagnetic storms. EI still AWOL at daytime 1418 UT
check March 15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 418-MCW kHz, March 15 at 0545 UT, ND beacon FQ, 25 watts
from Fairmont, Minnesota. I was tuned to 418-USB.

326-MCW kHz, March 15 at 0609 UT, ND beacon MA, 400 watts from
Midland, Texas. Under degraded conditions, two of the few audible now
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2077 monitoring. On first day of
DST, expected change confirmed on Area 51 via WBCQ, 6159.93v, at 2200
instead of 2300, but JBA here, theme recognized at S5-S6 same as noise
level; better than expected to MO SDR of KB0FX, S8-S9 with carrier
offset varying minus 67 to 70 Hz. As I later informed Larry Will:

Sunday night at 0345 UT Monday there was nothing on 7490. Maybe WHRI
still after 0430 UT, not checked, but that means WBCQ can put the show
now at 03-04 back on 7490 and we can get back 03-04 for Area 51 on
6160. Reception of 6160 at 22 UT Sunday wasn`t too bad, but is bound
to decline into the summer.

Also, HFCC A21 is now out, showing no WHRI at all on 7490, with 7490
OK for BCQ anytime between 19 and 10 UT.

7490 1200 1500 36-38,46-48,57 WCR 100 85 0 902 1234567 280321 310521 D
Eng USA WCR FCC 299
7490 1900 1000 3-5,9-11 BCQ 50 245 0 805 1234567 280321 301021 D Eng
USA BCQ FCC 302

Also complete listings for 6160, nothing but BCQ and that German
station both 24h, not a problem over here:

6160 0000 2400 27,28 WIS 5 0 0 700 1234567 280321 311021 D 6160 Mul D
SWR FNA 91
6160 0000 2400 3-5,9-11 BCQ 50 245 0 805 1234567 280321 301021 D Eng
USA BCQ FCC 263

WOR 2077 also confirmed Sunday March 14 at unchanged 2300 on WRMI
7780, S7-S9; tuned in just before 2300 heard ``This is PCJ Radio
International``, which I thought was kaput; System H sked shows at
2230 Sunday should be `Wavescan`; maybe it was just a WRMI ID by Keith
Perron?

Also confirmed UT Mon Mar 15 at unchanged 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG
direct.

Also confirmed UT Mon Mar 15 at unchanged 0230 on WRMI 5800, good
direct and via remote on 7780; also confirmed WRN timing unchanged,
despite N American service which does make a DST shift, but not until
DST in Europe March 29.

A-21 HFCC shows IRRS ``Milano`` again a UT hour earlier at 18-19 on
7290, so what will be the QRM problems? Much like A-20 and B-20.
Vietnam still on 7280 thruout to Europe, despite 10 kHz away
splashing; 7290 with CNR China Beijing until 1805; Iran Russian
supposed to end at 1750. 7285 & 7295 clear this hour; 7300 Iran German
until 1820. But first, IRRS staying at same UT this week and next:

1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [ex-2200]
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [ex-2300]
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 Michael Rutkaus, K4GET, Winchester VA, for a
contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com - not necessarily in
US funds

One may also contribute via MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re 9975, KVOH scheduling changes, Ray Robinson replies:

``Hi, Glenn. The primary target areas for KVOH, at least for our
Spanish language programming, are Cuba and Mexico, and both of those
countries do observe Daylight Saving. Plus, our FCC authorization for
9975 begins at 0000 UT winter and summer, to protect WWCR transmitter
#4 which is on 9980 until that time. We have no option but to keep our
start time at the same UT 0000 (one hour later local times), while
shifting our program content one UT hour earlier. Ray.``

HFCC shows CIRAF targets for KVOH are 10, 11 and 12, i.e. Mexico;
Caribbean & Central America; and NW quarter of South America. Of
course, may really intend only fraxions of each, but the 100-degree
azimuth from LA, no accident by the original owner, goes right at
Habana, thru Cuba, Haiti, Trinidad, skirting the NE coast of South
America, pretty far off from Mexico, but I expect 9975 is really
pretty broad. Except for border towns, DST in XEland does not start
until April 4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6205, March 15 at 0233, RCOV music is S6-S7 into Bonaire
SDR but noisy; as usual a JBA carrier direct at best (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search March 15 from 0405:
531, 576, 585, 612, 621, 639, 684(2), 711, 729, 747(2), 774(2), 855,
882, 891*, 999, 1044, 1089, 1098(2), 1107, 1125, 1215, 1305(2),
1314(2), 1422. *strongest; (2) at least two beating (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1710 kHz, March 15 at 0411 UT, at least two JBA signals
beating, first noticed at conclusion of JBA MW carrier from Europe
search. Some music and talk modulation detectable; 0536 recheck, now
JBA alternating M&W talk, unseems a TIS loop, S8-S9 but about same as
band noise level; at least hardly any lightning now across North
America. Others have been reporting great low-power DX on 1710; such
as Hudson County NJ, Bandelier National Monument NM, Travis AFB CA,
KHMB Half Moon Bay CA. But I need more antenna gain (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report dispatched at 1829 UT March 15

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 14, 2021  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 14 2021

Hauser
WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST update

Hi Glenn, my latest Hitlist update.
https://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) Update to UTC offset notations for Cuba and USA following DST
changes
2) Spain - REE: Added link to A-21 frequency schedule
Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be end of
March for further DST changes. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe)

** CUBA. As a running dog of Yanqui Imperialism, Cuba normally
synchronizes DST shift dates to keep up with the Miami Gusanos, so
should now be on UT -4; and despite being an external service, RHC
shifts programming one UT hour earlier, as if that were anything but
confusing in the rest of Latin America.

So `En Contacto` should show up at 1335 UT Sundays --- but not March
14. At 1336 a discussion of COVID statistics, later outro as a live
daily news conference by the head epidemiologist, which apparently
preëmpt everything. Monitored on S9+10 13740, louder and stronger than
S7-S9 13700 with no spurs detectable, also 9650 but distorted.
Somethings` always wrong at RHC.

I check 13700 again at 1443 in case not DST-shifted, but no E.C. then
either. No local timechex caught, but 1455 newscast on 15140 and now
11760 is quite distorted via KC MO SDR; Frequency announcement at 1500
says 11760 & 15140 until 1800, also on the 24h FMs;

1501 starts Esperanto, ex-1600v winter timing, Sundays only. I bet
their own schedule announcement be wrong as usual too but unstayed on
it, as it`s daylight-shifting time for `Reliable Sources` on CNN; and
`Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival` on KUCO (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 11725, March 14 at 0704, RNZP, huge S9+10/20
VG signal, introducing original cast recording from 1999y of ``Mamma
Mia``. Was going to award it OSOB status until scan of 25m detected
JBA carriers on 11835, 11815, 11770-; so merely SSOB. First had found
9700 vacant, still not QSY from 11725; but that has been moved up to
*0800.

Meanwhile, Ron Howard reports that Vanuatu is now on 3945 as early as
0533 instead of 7260, consequently its harmonix too.

6115, March 14 at 1350, RNZP still VG here with music (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. Another eQSL received from TRSW, now #116 via
http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html
with this reply:

``Ahoy Glenn - Here's an eQSL for your post in the WOR group.
https://www.w4uvh.net/TRSW_DanaMariaTribute_eQSL_WRMI_Hauser.pdf

Cap'n Ric's mulling over your idea of featuring a woodwind orchestra
in an upcoming program. He wonders if it could be paired with live
readings of his poetry, which would take diversity to a new level.
We've heard his poetry and hope he deep-sixes any idea of reading it.
We're not so sure about the woodwinds either. TRSW's program committee
-- Cap'n Ric -- will make a decision soon.

Our programs on WRMI, 5950 kHz, repeat each week until we upload a new
one before the beginning of the next month. Occasionally Jeff White
adds a TRSW program in a different time slot for variety. We
appreciate that because it's another opportunity for listeners to hear
us. 73 and Arrgghh. Always be yourself. Unless you can be a pirate.
Then always be a pirate. Texas Radio Shortwave
https://www.facebook.com/texasradiosw
Sailing into your ears from the Lone Star State``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 9975, March 14 at 0702, gospel music only S1-S4,
but must be KVOH beyond scheduled 0700* as of Feb 3 sked; suspect they
are now moving everything one UT hour earlier to stay at same local
time - as if that applied in target Caribbean, South America so would
now quit circa 0600v*. I ask Ray Robinson about this, who promptly
replies:

``Hi, Glenn. KVOH will now be on 9975 kHz 0000-0600 UT Tue-Sun.
Wavescan at 0200 UT Sun, repeated at 0200 UT Tue. And, the updated
KVOH sched is now on the website. http://www.voiceofhope.com

Voice of Hope - Africa schedule is unchanged (no DST in those parts).
Wavescan at 0600 UT Sun on 9680 & 11680 kHz, repeated at 1800 UT Mon
on 4965 & 6065 kHz.
Ray Robinson, Strategic Communications Group, Voice of Hope World
Radio Network`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1090-LSB, March 14 at 0653 UT, quick recheck for WENR TN DX
test, which I had heard immediately at 0458-0509, no sign of it now,
just KAAY; supposed to run until 0700, but quit early? When not
DX-testing, WENR format is ``The Little Gospel Giant`` (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. RF 35, 34, 22, 20, 15, March 14 at 1455 UT, BAD signal
bars on these `open` TVDX channels tnx to minor tropo enhancement
around here but none strong enough to decode (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1718 UT March 14

 

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