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Glenn Hauser logs April 28, 2021  View Printable Version 
Thursday, April 29 2021

Hauser
** AFGHANISTAN [non]. 12035, April 28 at 1438, VP talk, Arabish? No,
it`s Pashto, VOA Deewa Radio via THAILAND at 13-17; plus 17-19 via
Germany (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, April 28 at 1518 tune-in via Pardinho,
Brasil, SDR, LRA36 is on this Wednesday, S5-S7. In USB-narrow mode,
audio bandwidth on waterfall is slightly less than full USB: 15476.2
to 15478.4. Canned ID at 1519, ``LRA36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San
Gabriel``, music; 1522 email address; 1523 ``todo por hoy; hasta la
próxima`` in faux ``sign-off``, Antártida song to 1527. Pause. Restart
music, 1534.5 ``sign-on``, notice in Spanish, German, English and
fourth language that this is in Spanish.

I keep listening closely to #4, and believe there is a ``govorit`` in
it, therefore Russian. The ``imnida`` at the end of it really merely
``Argentina``. Korean is after all not a RAE language; but neither was
Russian; anyhow it`s relevant to Antarctic basing. But so is Korea
South. There are/were a lot more bases than you might think, including
by countries not really associated with Anta., including two from
South Korea:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research_stations_in_Antarctica

A further wikilink: ``Esperanza Base (Spanish: Base Esperanza, 'Hope
Base') is a permanent, all-year-round Argentine research station in
Hope Bay, Trinity Peninsula (in Graham Land on the Antarctic
Peninsula). It is one of only two civilian settlements in Antarctica
(the other being the Chilean Villa Las Estrellas). The base's motto is
Permanencia, un acto de sacrificio ('Permanence, an act of
sacrifice').`` Civilian, really? Then why are all the LRA36 staff
bearing military ranx? as specified with a QSL I quote on WOR 2083. Of
course, obsessed with the Malvinas war. And I have never heard that
motto uttered on air.

Second program -- or repeat of the first one? continues: 1545 song;
1600 sharp, ID as ``Nacional Antártida Argentina, en todo el país, la
radio pública`` --- this slogan meant to imply that Argentina straddle
two continents; music. 1605 maybe this-day-in-history about Malvinas
war, Real Madrid; but then current headlines about Burkina Faso,
pandemia en India, Oscars, and more talk. 1622 song, 1625 ID, more
song until chopped off the air at 1628.6* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9710, April 28 at at 0104, RHC Spanish still here, S9+20
totally blotting any sign of CRI Spanish via East Turkistan, to Latin
America, where there could be more of a clash. Something`s always
wrong at RHC. Again on 9710, not 9650, April 28 at 2210 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, April 28 at 1441, S9 of dead air. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ERITREA [non]. 17544.95479, another Wednesday April 28 at 1538, so
taking a break from LRA36, another attempt to hear Bayto Yaikl via RMI
as still allegedly scheduled via FRANCE. UTwente synch locks onto
steady frequency as above, but it`s S5 = noise level, far too weak to
copy. Kuwait SDR also gets JBA carrier at 17545 minus 48-53-60 Hz.
Maybe JBA carriers audible also at Bucharest, Thessaloniki, but too
weak to lock onto. Is it any better in Eritrea? (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, April 28 at 0106, NO signal from REE to North
America; altho it held up well into Ladino[non] by 2215 April 27, and
supposed to last entire transmission until 0200*. 11940 for S America
is a JBA carrier? now, no good either (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Wed April 28 at 2129, REE is S3-S7 in Castilian,
asking for reports via whatsapp! also // 11940 S3-S6, while 15520
S5-S7 has split into Arabic. 2220 all four rejoin for English: 17855
S9 but deep fades to S3, Justin Coe introes with news, later feature
to be about regional elexions next week in Madrid. After Burkina Faso
item, 2204 over to Alison Hughes for world news as if BF were not?
Spaniard long resident in Gaza working for NGO to aid Palestinians has
been arrested and held without charges by Israel. 2211 pandemic in
India, still VG signal on 17855 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 28 at 2158, nothing but RTTY; 2212 no RTTY and
still no VOT in English to America. That leaves the final repeat at
0300 on 7275 INTRUDING into our hamband which seems to be more
reliable. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler, awry at Ankara
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7602-USB and stronger 7615-USB, UT Wednesday April 28 at
0109, the two paramilitary ``Civil`` Air Patrol nets again, some of
the stations beeping at each end of transmission, saving them the
trouble of uttering ``over`` over and over, just like CBers (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2083 monitoring: anyone hear the
Wed 1030 on WRMI 5850, April 28?

Confirmed Wed Apr 28 at 2100 on WRMI 7780, VG S9 into Maine SDR, no
signal into UTwente but strong continuous pulsing noise. At 2128
direct, S7 vs S5 noise level.

Also confirmed 21 seconds behind Wed Apr 28 after 2100 on WBCQ 7490
minus 65-68 Hz and only S3 at KB0FX SDR in Missouri; direct at 2128,
S5-S7.

Also confirmed Wed Apr 28 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S7-S9 direct and no
jamming audible. Next, and last:

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 Dan Sheedy, Encinitas, California, for a generous
contribution to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, ``Thanks
for keeping accurate, reliable and timely DX info available all these
years. Enclosed is a bit to help out all the WOR activities. Cheers
from the Beach``

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

This report dispatched at 2351 UT April 28

 

Glenn Hauser logs April 27, 2021  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, April 28 2021

Hauser
** CUBA. 13634 & 13766 approx., April 27 at 1416, just a trace of
scratchy spurblobs out of 13700-AM. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9710, April 27 at 1455, RHC Spanish S9+10 on new frequency!
Ex-9650 missing. Another error, experiment or permanent change? Same
transmitter a few days ago tried 9640 instead of 9650. As I researched
then, 9640 would have been conflict-free for the morning 1100-1500
transmission. So is 9710 better? NO, the big 3 references agree that
CNR1 from SZG sites runs 1100-1805; also Iran in Urdu at 1250-1420 due
east from Sirjan.

9710 might also show up for 21-05 tardemisión; clashes then would be
CNR1 until 2330, and CRI in Portuguese & Spanish via EAST TURKISTAN,
land of imperialist ChiCom genocide against Uyghurs and other Moslems,
at 0000-0300. 9640 would have clashed with China at 21-23. Something`s
always wrong at RHC. Anyhow, this revacates 9650 for GUINEA 06-24, if
and when they can get it on.

9710, later at 2219, RHC is indeed also afternooning instead of 9650,
but no China QRM audible. Will it last more than one day? Should be
problematic after 0000 with China to Latin America (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** ITALY. From Alfredo Cotroneo, IRRS, April 27:

``Hi Glenn, We have received final approval for our new frequency. We
will be moving from 594 to 918 kHz (daily from 1900 to 2300 CET [17-21
UT]) effective April 28, 2021. 918 kHz will be cleaner and propagate
better into Central and Northern Europe at night.

WOR will also be moved from 594 to 918 kHz, at the usual times as
previously scheduled. Bests. Alfredo
--
Alfredo E. Cotroneo, CEO, NEXUS-Int'l Broadcasting Association
email: alfredo@nexus.org http://www.nexus.org
+39-02-266 6971 - Toll free: 1-888-612-0039 fax: +39-02-706 38151``

I.e. for WORLD OF RADIO, UT: Friday 2030; Saturday 1801 with SW 7290 &
14580 Bulgaria; Sunday 2000. I already pointed out other stations on
917/918; hope he`s right about improvement (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9+, April 27 at 0605, VON is gone. I suppose there is
no point in re-non-logging this as more often than not, it is begone.
Till the next (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. Re RRI frequencies missing, Stephen Luce replies:

``Glenn, RRI now has English advisory about the transmitter outage:
https://www.rri.ro/en_gb/emitters_out_of_service-2636082

They also included the advisory at the end of their 0000 English
newscast UT April 27, as heard here in Houston on 7375. No signal
heard on 9550 at the same time. Later just before 0300 I could hear
the RRI IS with an extremely weak signal on 9850 via the UTwente SDR,
nothing on 7375. Reception above 7 MHz has been terrible the past week
or so, whether listening here in Houston or via UTwente.

The current RRI transmitters were installed in 2008, so relatively
youthful for SW. RRI also had a transmitter outage for several days at
the beginning of A21. I fear that continued problems might lead to
more pressure to shut down SW output. Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas``

Viz.: ``Dear friends, Radiocom, 2 of the 5 emitters transmitting RRI’s
broadcasts, one in Ţigăneşti (near Bucharest) and another one in
Galbeni (eastern Romania), are out of service, Radiocom, the company
transmitting Radio Romania International’s programmes has announced..

This will affect a number of shortwave frequencies for RRI’s
broadcasts in Romanian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian,
Arabic and Chinese.

Radiocom has given assurances it is making efforts to bring the
emitters back into service. We’ll keep you updated on the situation
and invite you to tune in to our working frequencies and our online
broadcasts (including on demand), via the download mobile applications
available in Google Play and App Store, via Eutelsat 16A and via your
land and mobile phones.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, April 27 at 2210, wow, REE is inbooming S9+25 in
interview with someone American-accented. Tue at 2200 should be the
Ladino service but they are defaulting to castellano. For once the N
American frequency is holding up from local ``midnight`` and better
than the others: 15520 to ME JBA; 11940 to SAm only S5-S7. 17855 is
still VG S9 by 2226. We shall see whether a fluke or hold up into
summer season. Of course we need that to happen at 2200 on M/W/F when
there is token English. BTW, at 2228, no signals at all on the 18 MHz
hamband. If any Spaniards had been trying, they surely would have been
audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2083 monitoring; next:
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 Dan Sheedy, Encinitas, California, for a generous
contribution to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, ``Thanks
for keeping accurate, reliable and timely DX info available all these
years. Enclosed is a bit to help out all the WOR activities. Cheers
from the Beach``

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

** VANUATU. 11835, April 27 at 0606, no signal from RV X 3. Nor on
7260 which should have switched to 3945 at 0559. No JBA carrier on
7890, RV X 2, either (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Apr 27 at 2220 something JBA, unseems // 9710
RHC nor as spur de 11850 RHC which is weak dead air and no spur either
on 11840. Also unusually no residual jamming audible on 11860 after
Martí finish at 2200. So this is probably Republic of Yemen Radio out
of SA`UDI ARABIA; as the Qur`an program on 11820+ is a good S9 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

TIPS FOR RATIONAL LIVING
++++++++++++++++++++++++

New Rule: OK Boomer | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
1,317,619 views •Apr 24, 2021

Ageism is the last acceptable prejudice in this country, but Joe Biden
is the right man for this moment precisely because he IS old.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPSK7inXesA

STEPHEN COLBERT interview on FRESH AIR, with Terry Gross:

APRIL 27, 2021 --- Catching Up with Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert has been taping 'The Late Show' without a studio
audience during the pandemic — but he's not always alone. Sometimes
his wife Evie is in the room. If she laughs, he knows he's on the
right track. "I got into show business in a way to not be alone. Like
a lot of comedians, I'm a bit of a broken toy," he says. Colbert and
Terry Gross catch up on the past four years, since the Trump
administration and COVID-19 changed his comedy.

LISTEN: 47:58
https://www.npr.org/podcasts/381444908/fresh-air
(via gh)

This report dispatched at 2337 UT April 27

 

Glenn Hauser logs April 26-27, 2021  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, April 27 2021

Hauser
** CUBA. 1040, re my question with log of R. Mayabeque, why did Cuba
create two new provinces around Habana a decade ago? Wolfgang Bueschel
replies: ``from wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayabeque_Province#/media/File:Mapacarr_mayabeq.png

``The reduction of the distances between the municipal capitals and
their provincial capital facilitates the management and procedures of
the population. The capitals of the new provinces would be Artemisa
and San José de las Lajas``. Tnx, NWK. Now, what does Lajas mean?
Flagstones or slabs, also a TV site in Veracruz. Not clear what Saint
Joseph have to do with those; wiki? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5040, April 27 at 0137, this RHC still SNAFU: only S9-S7 of
dead air, occasional running-H2O QRM; yet too strong and too late to
be India. The other Cuban 60s? 5025 at 0138 is S9+20/30; 4765 at 0139
is S9+20/30, undermodulated, distorted and with the plus/minus ~18 kHz
ratchety spurblobs. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. But
immediately at tune in, ``La Onda de la Alegría, de La Habana``, nice
progressive slogan, i.e. Castro says, You shall be happy in Commie
dictatorship! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [non]. 7340-7345-7350, April 27 at 0210, DRM noise is still on
from Grimesland, rather than scheduled 0200*; R. Martí for all the
traitorous DRM listener in Cuba, rather than the two old-fashioned AM
signals nearby. At least I don`t hear jamming noise against it, altho
would be hard to tell the difference (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. eQSL received for 5185-AM, 2302-2430 UT April
25-26:

``Hello Glenn - I'm pleased you heard the real -- not pirated -- VPV
program (episodes 2014-2021). Your report's correct and here's your
eQSL. Look for a relay of the first 10 episodes -- 1994-2003 -- again
this weekend. Yours truly, The Mystery Pirate, I am a mystery to
myself``

https://www.w4uvh.net/MPR_VoiceofPanchoVilla_eQSL_2014-21_Hauser.pdf
or #122 via:
http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, April 26, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6974.913-AM, April 27 at 0109, S7-S9 but
undermodulated talk and music with heavy beat; still past 0128. These
say it`s Nowhere Radio, on air as early as 2210 April 26:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80828.0.html
I also logged it 23 hours ago, last night on same frequency within
margin of error (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470-AM, April 27 at 0212, the unmistakable urgent
sound of Josiah, his anti-Christ pirate Station YHWH back on the air!
But unreadable, too weak S9-S5, and too undermodulated.

Had been unheard since last August? But was first reported back here
at 0334 April 25:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80722.0.html
I looked for him next night = last night, April 26 after 0330 but no
show then. Following my notice to the WOR iogroup tonight, Walt
Salmaniw replies:

``I checked several times between 04 and 05 last night, with no luck.
Tonight, there he is at 0313 with the usual very low modulation/tinny
audio. Fair/good level into Victoria. Unfortunately, 41 m is marred
here by some local possible BPL interference between 7375 and 8065
kHz. Poor into Masset, but another hour until LSS there. Walt`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 100.7, KPNC Ponca City is tough to hear driving around
Enid on caradio, tnx to mere KGWA translator on 100.9. Certain spots
it`s slightly weakened, and maybe KPNC slightly strengthened. Also
depends on how much KGWA is modulating per moment. FM bandwidth on
PL-880 too wide; off-tune to 100.6 no help, then abutting 100.5. OKC.
Circa 1919 UT April 26, I did hear a KPNC ID and a ``Country 101``, no
sign of KASE Austin TX as I somehow heard a biday earlier (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 9850, April 27 at 0300, JBA carrier to remote in
Maryland, maybe RRI English as scheduled to NAm; NO signal on 7375,
11825, or 15330-DRM. UTwente is not hearing any 7375 or 9850. Per
Aoki, 9850 could also be CNR1 jamming vs Sound of Hope, or PBS Qinghai
in Bod-Tibetan from Xining site.

RRI Spanish during 0200 hour also supposed to be on 4 frequencies, but
none audible at Boa Vista TWR SDR: 9700, 11780=Brasil!, 11945, 15330.
RRI notified Spanish listeners today that only two transmitters were
down, one each at Tsiganeshti and Galbeni, as publicized on AER list:

https://www.rri.ro/es_es/dos_transmisores_estan_fuera_de_servicio-2636081

Can`t find any advisory about English: This page has schedules of
several past seasons, of no use now, and also very old notices of
outages, but not currently!
https://www.rri.ro/en_gb/RadioRomaniaInternational/how_to_listen-309
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN [and non]. 17855, April 26 at 2219, during token Monday
English from REE, so-called NAm frequency is JBA carrier; maybe better
at Walterboro target? 15520 JBA; 11940 S6-S1 so best of the worst;
11685 JBA S1-S3. Should be on 9690;

Altho Greece 9420 also USward is not doing very well either at S3-S5.
K index at 22 & 24 going up from 1 to 2, solar flux was 80, after G1
storming. Presumed toward N America, but can`t look up the azimuth or
CIRAF in HFCC as ERT is another station withdrawn: only one frequency
left on SW, so why bother to coördinate? I`ll tell you: to discourage
others from taking it over, like Russia and China which are registered
a number of hours on 9420. Azimuths are beyond the scope of WRTH and
EiBi. The full Aoki/NDXC does show VOG beam angles: 323 degrees right
across North America with the odd power of 170 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 26 at 2218, VOT music is VP S5-S7, no RTTY now
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2083 monitoring: Richard Langley, NB, already
confirms the one I missed, Sunday April 25 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, among
his weekly multi-hour recording of that frequency. Next:

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 Dan Sheedy, Encinitas, California, for a generous
contribution to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, ``Thanks
for keeping accurate, reliable and timely DX info available all these
years. Enclosed is a bit to help out all the WOR activities. Cheers
from the Beach``

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

UNIDENTIFIED. 12190-USB, April 27 at 0144, 2-way in colloquial Spanish
vs CODAR swirshes; cambio (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0422 UT April 27

 

Glenn Hauser logs April 25-26, 2021  View Printable Version 
Monday, April 26 2021

Hauser
** CANADA. 413-MCW kHz, April 26 at 0611 UT, dash and YHD, 250-watt ND
beacon at Dryden, Ontario. Nearest Blitz is a front ENE of Bahamas out
into Atlantic, but some storm noise still a problem. At least now I
can ID this as well as PR, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 5040, April 26 at 0215, this RHC still out of
order, S9 of dead air, also suffering splash from 5050 WWRB gospel
huxter, active only UT Sun & Mon. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, April 26 at 0606, RHC English with humbuzz infesting
this transmitter; 6000 off already; 6100 & 6165 both OK at S9+10. 5040
in wrong language Spanish, S9+20. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9+, April 26 at 0608, VON AWOL again in Hausa (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 5185-AM, April 25 at *2302, Voice of Pancho Villa
comes on at the schedule promised by Mystery Pirate Radio, really.
It`s S8-S9 via the NA5B remote in Maryland, while a quick-check direct
at 2348 finds nothing but a JBA carrier. I log in detail, dispensing
with quotation marx all over the place:

2302, Hola, hola, hola, VPV ID in English and in Spanish. YL offers
eQSL to mysterypirateradio@gmail.com Each VPV episode is introduced by
year in real Spanish, starting now with 2014, and theme. A bit of
William Tell Overture; 2306 Star Wars theme; something about working
for free.

Intro #15. From Fiesta Motor Inn, no Tom Kneitel this year; kneel down
toward Enid, Oklahoma. Faux-female voice, internet killing radio.

2311, something about Enid, I was there. 2312 eQSL address again with
music background; Spanish VPV ID, #16, theme. Jack Nicholson says
Franco has been dead for over 25 years. Pancho mentions Chihuahua dog
or Yogi Berra. Mentions of Austin TX, Berkeley CA.

2317, make America great again so must be from Trump era now; fake
Glenn Hauser speaks; I love to watch.

2321, Spanish ID and #17; English ID from Fiesta Motor Inn, pink &
purple room. Trump wants to deport, can gh help? This gh stammers a
lot unlike the real one. Something about wieners.

2330, VPV theme extended. 2332 Spanish ID, #18. At Doubletree Inn
instead, about Trump & wall; Melania`s dowry. AIR interview with Trump
voice culled from real clips, mostly unresponsive.

2341, something about female sexuality; wall around Ethiopia?

2345, standard disclaimer, theme, #19, BBC ID and timesignal; a skit
but details unnoted for a while. Unusually low-key, kind of drags.

2357, gh running for president?, uh, uh, uh

UT April 26: 0000 interview with ghost of Reagan as if about Trump

0005, CQDX in code, and Arnie Coro DXers Unlimited real recorded
opening when he was in good voice; about something on 6m in S Africa;
then clip of gh really opening WOR #2000 milestone on Sept. 19;
interview with Greta; gh will save the world.

0013, outro VPV in Spanish for dos mil catorce, dos-cero-uno-cuatro;
MPR QSL address. 0015 VPV for 20-21, retard alert. Something about
COVID; YL visits gh in Enid; both Pancho & gh have ED, o yeah? We
are now in this year`s episode which I already reported
about when it originally aired, also on WBCQ. Runs until theme stops
at 0028, a bit more theme fragment, and off the air at 0029*.

All the above written before looking at other reports:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80795.0.html

And just before publishing or sending the above to MPR received this
from them:

MPR - Voice of Pancho Villa
Apr 26 at 4:56 PM
Mystery Pirate <mysterypirateradio@gmail.com>
To: Glenn Hauser <wghauser@yahoo.com>

Hello Glenn - You're a program producer -- World or Radio -- so you
know you're at the mercy of whatever station agrees to broadcast the
program. If a station wanted to sandwich barnyard sounds between the
WOR intro and outro and broadcast that at a date/time/freq you'd
publicized, there'd be nothing you could do. Except never again send
that station program audio.

That was the situation with an MPR-VPV relay last Saturday. The
station operator thought it would be "fun" to mix his own content with
the VPV program -- episodes 1994-2003 -- that he agreed to relay.
Pirating a pirate station, I guess.

It would have been funny, except some of those early VPV episodes
haven't been heard in their entirety on the airwaves in at least a
decade, and many people looked forward to hearing them.

The intact episodes were relayed yesterday by a different operator on
6925U, but I received only one report. I hope more than this one
listener heard the program.

There's an operator located West of the Rockies who may relay the
three programs next weekend. That would be something different for
DXers because most free radio stations are located in the Eastern US.
Yours truly, The Mystery Pirate, I am a mystery to myself``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6974.914-AM, April 26 at 0218, BA music at S7-S8,
unID pirate, seems with double-carrier on BFO. Other reports earlier
on 6974.9 as Nowhere Radio, but none this late:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80796.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 3185-USB, April 26 at 0311, pirate music S8-S9 via
KB0FX SDR in MO; 0315 vocal music looping, off at 0322*. NO reports in
HFU, but maybe same pirate as the other night with unauthorized Pancho
Villa. Tnx to Brother Scare and WWRB for pioneering this OOB
non-tropical SWBC channel (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [non?]. Re: ``An FM bandscan while viewing Kites Over Enid
festival in a field north-central Enid, April 24 after 1837 UT,
includes:

100.7, Stillwater ad and ``101 Country, KASE`` ?? Sure sounded like
that, but has to be Ponca City, where the call has always been KPNC.
Obscured by recently activated local KGWA translator on 100.9; while
Stillwater really has an also obscured one on 101.1``

Terry Colgan in Austin TX replies: ``KASE 101, 100.7, Austin, TX``

This is VERY strange! No 423-mile Es or tropo DX to be expected at
this midday, and I DID just hear a Stillwater ad. Meteor scatter
temporarily overriding KPNC?? It certainly did not seem so. Possibly
KPNC has acquired liners from KASE since they are both country on
100.7 yet branding as 101? I`ll have to listen some more to KPNC.
WTFDA FM database shows somewhat different slogans for KASE:

``KASE-FM 100.7 AUSTIN TX HD COUNTRY KASE 101, TODAY'S COUNTRY 100.0
100.0 363.0 363.0 30-19-10 97-48-06 11D8 KASE-FM Austin's #1 for New
Country Country``

``KPNC 100.7 PONCA CITY OK COUNTRY 101 COUNTRY 25.0 25.0 77.0 77.0
36-46-59 97-04-15`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** PUERTO RICO. 391-MCW kHz, April 26 at 0612 UT, 1000-watt NDB, DDP
in Dorado. Often but not always heard, and not always logged. Getting
at least one from CANADA, q.v. at same time. Remains my only LA MW/LW
beacon, not even a Mexican (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2083 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, near
Kostinbrod, Bulgaria, reports:

``SECRETLAND, Very good signal of World of Radio#2083 via SPL
Secretbrod on April 24

http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/very-good-signal-of-world-of-radio2083.html
1800-1830 on 7290 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Sat via SDR
Albertirsa, Hungary``

Also confirmed Sunday April 25 at 2000 on ``IRRS Shortwave`` via
Challenger Radio, 594 kHz MW, Villa Estense, Italy, good via
local-range Noale KiwiSDR.

Also confirmed Sun Apr 25 just in time at 2226, the 2200 on Area 51
via WBCQ 6159.904, on NA5B remote in Maryland showing SAM carrier at
minus 96 Hz.

Missed checking Sun Apr 25 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, but in a few days
we`ll have Richard Langley`s weekly report.

Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 26 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct.

Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 26 after 0130 on WRN webcast to NAm.

Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 26 at 0230 on WRMIs: 5800 VG S9+20/30 to
Bonaire SDR; 7780 VG S9+10 to Maryland SDR, but no signal to UTwente.

Next, sorry, now no SWBCs rest of Monday, or Tuesday:
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 Dan Sheedy, Encinitas, California, for a generous
contribution to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, ``Thanks
for keeping accurate, reliable and timely DX info available all these
years. Enclosed is a bit to help out all the WOR activities. Cheers
from the Beach``

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

** U S A [and non]. 9840, April 26 at 1436, praise music at S5-S7 via
Missouri SDR --- certainly not Turkey nor off-frequency Vietnam, not a
trace of them, rather WHRI as registered A-21 for extensive usage of
9840, but had been off the air or at least never heard
anywhere/anywhen, since season began. Aoki shows at this hour it could
only be on 9840 day 7 which is Saturday, but this is Monday. HFCC does
not try to break it down, just available at 12-20 UT every day to
CIRAF 4,5 and 9, E Canada and Greenland, 100 kW at 25 degrees.

1446, Kimberly Ann (sp?) comes on with gospel-huxtering and ID as
World Harvest Radio, P O Box 12, South Bend, Indiana 46624, yak and
yak including Revelation refs past 1455; 1459 WHR ID again and music
only; 1503 KimAnn is back with outro; 1504 finally the old completely
outdated canned ID as WHRI, Cypress Creek, South Carolina, LeSEA
Broadcasting along with `Onward Xian Soldiers` war-mongering theme;
and 1506* cuts off the air uncovering weak Turkish, confirmed as VOT
at UTwente where it`s strong; 1512 mentions Joe Biden, wonder why?

Anyhow, proof that FBC`s WHRI is not completely dead yet. Maybe
proving to would-be buyer WBCQ that it can still funxion? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6205, April 26 at 0142 via Bonaire SDR, ROCV S6 with
tropical music. SAM shows carrier 30 Hz off; it had been plus, but my
notes seem to say minus, so not sure. FRW rejects my reports of this
as not pirate but I`ve yet to see any proof it be legal. Question is,
can it be a pirate if location is not secret? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1817 UT April 26

 

Glenn Hauser logs April 25, 2021  View Printable Version 
Sunday, April 25 2021

Hauser
** CANADA. 346-MCW kHz, April 25 at 0533 UT, ND beacon dash and YXL,
which is 500 watts from Sioux Lookout, Ontario.

328-MCW kHz, April 25 at 0537 UT, NDB dash and YTL, which is 1000
watts from Big Trout Lake, Ontario. These are regulars in the winter
but JBA vs spring storm noise from GA & FL, pleased to pull them now
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13765 & 13635 approx., April 25 at 1447, weak spurblobs with
F# tone but no program modulation, out of 13700-AM RHC which is
S9/+10. Could easily miss second orders at plus/minus 130 kHz, but
find them VP circa 13570 & 13830. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK,, WOR)

** CUBA. 9650, April 25 at 1455, RHC is still here after one day on
9640 instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 3185-USB, Apr 25 at 0415, V of Pancho Villa relay
continued from last report, still going S3-S4, something about Hitler.
Meanwhile I sent my first detailed report to Mystery Radio and quickly
received this strange reply; after all, it was at the time and
frequency Mystery himself had publicized:

``Hello Glenn - I'm sorry to tell you that what you heard was an
[un?]authorized broadcast of VPV. The operator relaying the program
decided to have "fun" mixing the VPV episodes with other content. I
can see bits and pieces of the real VPV in what you reported but not
enough to verify. I suppose I could send you a non-eQSL but that would
be silly.

Episodes 2014 to 2021 -- what was to be aired uncut and unmixed
tonight -- will be relayed around 7 p.m. tomorrow (Sunday) [23 UT] on
5185 kHz. Perhaps you'll be able to report on the real thing. Yours
truly, The Mystery Pirate, I am a mystery to myself``.

More reports about this:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80719.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. An FM bandscan while viewing Kites Over Enid festival in
a field north-central Enid, April 24 after 1837 UT, includes:

100.7, Stillwater ad and ``101 Country, KASE`` ?? Sure sounded like
that but has to be Ponca City, where the call has always been KPNC.
Obscured by recently activated local KGWA translator on 100.9; while
Stillwater really has an also obscured one on 101.1.

104.7, Blackwell ad from ``The Bull``, which is really KQSN Ponca
City.

107.9, some rockmusic, low modulation, a surprise aside 107.7 OKC.
Then it fades away. Certainly no Es now. Maybe a Kansan, or RF feeder
in another car which has driven away.

95.1, dead air, suspect an RF feeder in somecar not in use but left
turned on; blots OKC/Wichita unless one of them really be dead (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** PHILIPPINES. 12080, April 25 at 1453, VOA Korean is the SSOB,
S9/+10, stronger even than 11760 RHC or Martí 11860 & 11930. This is
250 kW, 21 degrees from Tinang at 1200-1500, aimed right toward us far
beyond Koreas (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 385-MCW kHz, April 25 at 0529 UT, ND beacon HO, which is 200
watts from HOt Springs, Arkansas. Not audible by 0532, fadeout? I was
tuned to 383-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2083 monitoring; next:
2000 UT Sunday IRRS Challenger Radio 594-Italy
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
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 Dan Sheedy, Encinitas, California, for a generous
contribution to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, ``Thanks
for keeping accurate, reliable and timely DX info available all these
years. Enclosed is a bit to help out all the WOR activities. Cheers
from the Beach``

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

** U S A. Unsolicited but always welcome eQSL from TRSW April 25:

``Ahoy Glenn - We hope you listened to the entire "Planet Texas" song
on WRMI. Cap'n Ric thinks that was the best part of the program and
walks around singing it, much to Crew's chagrin. Here's another
excellent TRSW eQSL, more valuable than a chest of pirate gold. 73 and
Arrgghh. Always be yourself. Unless you can be a pirate. Then always
be a pirate.
https://www.facebook.com/texasradiosw
Texas Radio Shortwave - Sailing into your ears from the Lone Star
State``

https://www.w4uvh.net/TRSW_KennyRogersTribute_eQSL_WRMI_Hauser.pdf
or #121 via:
http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1430, April 25 at 0416-0425 UT, I`m trying for WION, Ionia,
Michigan publicized testing, first on the R75 with E-W longwire.
Nothing unusual noted, just graveyard-like pileup of multisignals,
until at 0425 a talker briefly dominates. Our closest, Tulsa is not
much of a factor on its night pattern; at least the felonious St Louis
station is no longer in the way.

Then at 0426-0433 UT I switch to the DX-398 aimed NE toward WION,
still nothing significant.

At 0521 UT I try again on the DX-398, and behold, barely atop the
jumble someone says ``...would be appreciated....` and ``WION``,
definitely mentioned. Maybe were asking for reports. Next few minutes
there was conversation, no idea whether same station, and also
something playing a Dolly Parton song.

Here`s info about the test, including a night coverage map. Somewhat
oval favoring NNW. At the later hour WION had probably gone up from
night to day power. Ionia is just east of Grand Rapids:

https://groups.io/g/IRCA/topic/wion_1430_stereo_testing/82342686?p=,,,20,0,0,0::recentpostdate%2Fsticky,,,20,2,0,82342686
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU [and non]. 11835, Apr 25 at 0615, R. Vanuatu 3 x 3945
harmonic is S9-S5, strongest I`ve ever heard it, in Bislama
conversation which I could easily have understood if it were English.
Hardly anything on band but this and NZ 11725 which is not missing and
S7-S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11601-USB, Apr 25 at 0617, JBA 2-way in unknown
language, while NZ & Vanuatu occupy 25m broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report dispatched at 1950 UT April 25

 

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