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Glenn Hauser logs April 5, 2021  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, April 06 2021

Hauser
WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST by Alan Roe, April 5

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

1) UTC offset notations updated for DST changes in New Zealand

2) USA - World Harvest Radio: Removed links to SW (frequencies,
programmes, live streaming). Retained link to home page for now.
Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be in
May. Best wishes and 73 Alan

** CUBA. Correct number of the AER DX report on RHC En Contacto April
4 was 169, not 569; if always monthly, that = 14+ years (Glenn Hauser,
WOR)

** CUBA. RHC check at 0455 UT April 5: 6060 Spanish with humbuzz, 6100
Spanish with squeal, 5040 good in Spanish; 6165 // 6000 music presumed
English service. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** ITALY. 11390-USB, April 5 at 1642, Marconi Radio International
during publicized broadcast with 250 watts; very marginal via UTwente
SDR but I leave it there rather than fishing around for better Kiwis.
S5 is the noise level and MRI about the same; a song at first; 1643 a
4+1 time?signal and ID in English; a few notes of ``Wheels``,
``playing more music at the weekends`` [sic]; 1645 Italian
announcement; 1650 almost fadeout, music. 1711 mentions R. Aparecida
in Portuguese, a DX segment clip? Then some Italian; clip of RHC in
Spanish; 1715 music; 1724 talk and music; 1728 fade up for ID in
Italian with piano chords IS, then English ID a few times looping and
apparently off 1730 as sked, tho JBA traces of algo a bit longer
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. Checking the RRI 2030-2100 English to N America, April 5,
*2027 IS via Alexandria SDR is good on both 13650 and 11850. Here at
2043 however, 11850 is JBA carrier and 13650 is JBA. By 2058 RRI is
off but there`s a big OC on 11850, no doubt CUBA. It may well be on
earlier blocking those ex-Commies (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, April 5 at 2025, REE has managed to get its North
American frequency running again after a week AWOL! I proceed to
monitor it and the others the rest of the afternoon, since I have
feared it wouldn`t propagate until 2230, let alone 0200* as scheduled.
Gaisma.com says today`s sunset at Madrid, near Noblejas, was 2044 CEST
= 1844 UT. Of course maybe an hour later for signals to the west thru
the critical first refraxion point, before MUF drop.

First, via the Alexandria VA SDR for a good idea of how it reach the
east coast, bound to be better than into deep North America OK.
Presumably started at 1800 when I was busy monitoring WOR on IRRS. At
2025 tune-in, 17855 is S9+10, good. By 2047 has faded to S8-S9. 2102,
down to S6-S4. 2110, S5-S4 now fighting the band noise level. 2113
about gone! but presumably still transmitting.

Here into my R75: at 2042, 17855 is S8-S5, BUT 15520 aimed away from
us is much better already, S9/+10. 11940 for S America is almost as
good, S8-S9.

Alexandria obs of the others: At 2058, 15520 is S9/+5, already much
better than 17855 S7-S4. By 2135, 11940 surpasses 15520, and BTW still
inaudible on 17855 and ex-9690. By 2143, 15520 has faded out, leaving
11940. By 2157, 11940 remains, better than 11685, the African
frequency I had not checked before, way off-beam and vs 11687.5 RTTY.
11940 still audible at 2200 for timesignal and starting token English
on Monday. Alison says after some news items, feature will be on the
275th anniversary of artist Fsco. Goya, but even this is fading down
and out by 2203.

Back to my own rx: 11940 has held up better here, S9/+10 at 2211; Goya
feature finally starts at 2212 by another YL announcer, but soon
fade-out of the last frequency lasting.

If they were on 9 MHz, like 9690 by now, the 2200 M/W/F English would
surely still propagate as the MUF continues to fall.

Those of us who have been listening to SW for a few years or 60+, have
a feel for Propagation 101, as what I have monitored above should be
obvious and predictable, but not to REE frequency management.

Or they could have checked the WRTH 2021 page 43 for the table of Most
Suitable Frequencies: From Europe to E North America in March-April
2021: 15-23 UT 15 MHz, 23-03 UT 9 MHz; same to W North America: 16-20
UT 15 MHz, 20-24 UT 11 MHz, 00-04 UT 7 MHz. NEVER 17 MHz! Central
North America? Who cares (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 5 at 2159 I can hear the VOT IS via Virginia
SDR but fighting the RTTY. At 2204 it`s useless with the two adding up
to S9. Something`s always awry at Ankara (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 monitoring: confirmed on IRRS
7290 via UTwente, Monday April 5, modulation cutting on at 1800:49 as
WOR opening with theme is already in progress, same as happened last
week, by misprogrammed automation? Then I lunch, but seems intact
until ending at 1829:30, some music and finally IRRS ID and contact
info, Feature Story News.

I was monitoring earlier from 1750 when there was nothing on 7290 but
CNR in Chinese, music, S7 with splash. *1757 IRRS open carrier with
some hum, but China still audible under, with 5+1 timesignal at 1800,
and CNR1 theme, but I don`t think it stayed on until 1805 as alleged.
By the time WOR starts JIP, ACI splash has abated, finding nothing
closer than 7300 with Iran in German, so LSB or narrow synch tuning
minimises that; Iran quits at 1820 anyway. 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 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. 7489.983V, Monday April 5 at 2300, WBCQ with semirepeat of
`Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot` 25 hours after original full airing, but
missed most of it since thru no fault of my own it conflicts with
WORLD OF RADIO on the other WBCQ, 6159.93, Sunday at 2200; even if it
be last week`s edition. UB doesn`t publicize this airing much but I
often find it more convenient. This week starts with music from
Solomon Islands, at 2318, ``This Land is Your Land`` with choir and
bamboo tuned pipes, to be viewed on his site at disgraced FB. More
music to come from Tonga and Vanuatu. Signal noticeably improves at
2325 to S9+10, but chopped off at 2330 for ID and *spot commercial*
for Peacock, newish streaming service of NBC. Spot ads are extremely
rare on US SW stations, no doubt hard to sell; have heard one or two
occasionally on WRMI; and into Camp Constitution Radio on WBCQ. Did
CCR have anything to do with the Peacock adjacency, or does it run at
random, or BCQ choice? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1540.200, April 5 at 0503 UT, WKVQ still making big het
here; 1319.715, April 5 at 0504 UT, detectable het from WCOG still
here (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Here`s my latest strategy to view `CBS Sunday Morning`:
timer-record it on KWTV; if awake, check to be sure they haven`t
shunted it to KSBI. Anyway, primarily watch it at:
https://www.cbsnews.com/sunday-morning/
as I did this week April 5 of the April 4 edition, after which I can
re-use my own back-up tape of it. The website playback was correct and
OK, except went into incessant buffering two or three times, but after
noting the timer, refreshed and picked it up where left off. This week
totaled 64 instead of 62 minutes, all commercials excised, but adding
2 minutes to the closing nature segment, more than ever goes on the
CBS air (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search April 5 at 0457,
early enough for NW & SW Europe still to skywave: 531, 558, 576, 585,
612(2), 639(2), 684, 693, 738, 774(2), 837, 855, 882, 891, 909, 1053,
1089, 1125(2), 1134, 1152(2), 1215, 1296(2), 1305(2). Also 1710(2),
likely domestic. (2) = at least two carriers beating (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0118 UT April 6

 

Glenn Hauser logs April 4-5, 2021  View Printable Version 
Monday, April 05 2021

Hauser
** CUBA. 15730, Sunday April 4 at 2237, RHC in Esperanto, so only the
third time and frequency they announce is correct --- but it`s a bust,
extremely suptorted S7-S9, as so often on this transmitter. I can
barely recognize the language, and there is no alternative, no //.
Other days of week, this slot is filled by French, I think.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, Sunday April 4 at 2238, S7/S9+10, over-modulated &
distorted; a little better on 9650, just somewhat distorted, RHC in
Filatelia show with postal addresses of would-be stamp traders. I`m
about to confirm the middle broadcast time of `En Contacto` DX program
as shifted for Yanqui-imposed DST. Yes, it runs from 2243.5 to 2259.0.
Padded, the first two minutes billboard what will be on the rest of
it, including the 569th edition of the AER DX report from Spain voiced
by Pedro Sedano. At 2245.5 main topic is the ICAO/NATO fonetik
alfabet, running thru all the words from A to Z, which of course are
originally in English. Maria Elena then spells her own name that way.
And next the alternative list, some matching, some not, like Japan,
Nancy and Radio instead of Juliet, November and Romeo. Then a bit
about some current ham DXpeditions; RHC/program contact info. Next,
about how the Q-codes came about but only mentioning a few of them.
Pedro Sedano`s DX report runs from 2254.5 to 2257.0 = only 2.5 minutes
allowing for three topix: Tajikistan on 1143 & 7245 including English
at 13-14; three BDXC-UK pdf publications for free download; and Angola
on 4950, each with contact info. Last, ``glosario HF`` about ``onda
estacionaria`` = standing waves, briefly.

Closing credit for guión by Malin? whose name I copied before, with
call CO7CW --- pretty sure of that but QRZ.com says he died 8 years
ago: ``CO7CW Cuba flag Cuba, WILFREDO LEON, SILENT KEY On 3/09/13
Fallecio En La Fecha Indicada, CIEGO DE AVILA, Cuba``. Maybe call has
been reissued? And Arnaldo Coro, CO2KK also credited as a colaborador.
Next and final airing at 0140 UT Monday, confirmed in progress at 0144
on 11850, S9+20 but suptorted; altho Sedano thought there was a 4th at
0735, which would now be at 0635 if you can find a frequency still on
air in Spanish, like 5040 instead of English or off; or maybe webcast
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6165, April 5 at 0159, RHC English frequency of choice
tonight instead of 6145, // 6000 and not 11850 which is back in
Spanish. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUAM. 12040, Apr 4 at 2206, KSDA confirmed with `AWR Wavescan` on
UT Sunday, local Monday morning; Ray Robinson finishing something
about Brasil, handing it back to Jeff. S9+10/20 into Bandung SDR
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7730, April 5 at 0100, right after WOR on
WRMI, Overcomer Ministry announces death of Brother Stair on April 3.
It`s also on TOM website, and we have stories from Charleston TV
stations, forwarded by several DXers:

Ralph Stair, Colleton County preacher accused of sex crimes, passes
away --- by Matt Dillane Sunday, April 4th 2021

https://abcnews4.com/news/crime-news/ralph-stair-colleton-county-preacher-accused-of-sex-crimes-passes-away

Colleton County pastor Ralph Stair dies

https://www.live5news.com/2021/04/04/colleton-county-pastor-ralph-stair-dies/

How would you like your obit to be about your sex crimes? Or merely
connected to some unknown county rather than worldwide impact as the
Last Day Prophet of God? I`m sure we`ve not heard the last of BS ---
most of his 24/7 stuff was already playbacks, sometimes decades old.
As long as deluded psychophants keep the $ $ $ flowing, he may live
forever like PPP, DGS and other broadcast gospel huxters. Stations
subsisting on that cash may be nervous and in for cutbacks --- WRMI,
WWCR, WBCQ. TOM homepage lost its signature image of a boneyard years
ago.

5890, April 5 at 0203, BS sounds very lively on WWCR-4 pleading for
people to contact him. His was such an individual ego-trip that the
deluded are in for a big disappointment (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, Apr 4 at 2200, NO signal from VOT English, just heavy
S9+20 RTTY into KB0FX SDR --- but RTTY stops at 2205* uncovering still
no VOT. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO monitoring: confirmed Sunday April
4 at 2200+ on Area 51 via WBCQ 6159.926 varying to .927, via KB0FX SDR
in SAM mode showing carrier offset from 6160.000 of minus 73 to 74 Hz
--- but it`s last week`s 2079!! Despite 2080 having been available for
almost 3 days. S7-S8 anyway.

Also confirmed Sun Apr 4 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, S8-S9 into MO SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 5 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct.

Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 5 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, S8-S9 into KB0FX,
and on 5800, S9+20/30. Next:

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. 5050, UT Mon April 5 at 0147, WWRB on again, S9+30/40 with
screaming high-pitched southern-accented gospel huxtress same as heard
last night; presumably shortly to be silent again until next Saturday
night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6060-USB, April 5 at 0200, weak intermittent 2-way in
Spanish INTRUDERS, partly demodulated by fluttery JBA carrier,
presumably Iran, as RHC not on quite yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0345 UT April 5

 

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

Hauser
** CANADA. 366-MCW kHz, April 4 at 0604 UT, ND beacon dash and YMW,
which is 500 watts from Maniwaki, Quebec. Where`s that? North of
Gatineau on the way to Mont-Laurier. Where`s Gatineau? Probably the
most under-rated city in Canada, overlooked as a mere suburb of Ottawa
across the river/border. In fact, population of Gatineau is 265K, i.e.
more than 4X Victoria BC which everyone has heard of; while Ottawa is
883K; but eclipsed by Maniwaki of only 4K yet with this continental
signal.

413-MCW kHz, April 4 at 0603 UT, NDB dash and YHD, 250 watts from
Dryden, Ontario. I am savouring the ones I can still detect as we head
into the spring storm season. Tonight there is only a bit of Blitz in
southern TX and the SE corner of NM (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6165, April 4 at 0537, RHC English is back here after 6145
last night; can`t decide which? Hard-soul music during `Music with a
Message`, concentrating on 1971 US anti-war era. 6100 is S9+30 but now
developing a squeal à la WWCR-1. 6060 is S9+10 not buzzy for a change
but distorted. 6000 is S9+30 but lo-fi A/B comparing to audio
bandwidth on 6060. 5040 is back in English for a change, S9+30.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140 // 11760, Sunday April 4 at 1501, RHC opening weekly
Esperanto; OM announcer still can`t shake his first-language Spanish,
misaccenting politíko as polítiko --- those stripping accents out of
my reports when quoting may have no idea what I`m talking about. Then
standard sign-on announcement with schedule, so I listen closely: yes,
still outdated as the Esperantists are clueless about their own SW
broadcasts: claims Sundays at 0800 on 6100, but which wolfie just
confirmed is really at the summer timing of 0700; 1600 for this one on
11760, only, the more recent addition of 15140 unknown to them; and
2230 on 15730, which maybe will chance to be correct, TBD. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13568, 13634, 13767, 13834, approx., April 4 at 1358, FM/AM
spurblobs out of RHC 13700-AM, all with F# tone, at 66-67 kHz
intervals and X2. But can`t hear any X3 third-order blobs. 13834 also
QRMing a weak AM on 13835, which would be RFA Tibetan via Tajikistan
about to close or more likely its ChiCom jammer. Spurs resumed after
missing a few days; something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 15370, April 4 at 1926, open carrier at S9; 1930 RHC starting
French program, cleaner modulation than on 15140 English with mailbag
at S9+10. This is evidently the start of the European service, which
RHC French page still shows at 2030 for B-season:
https://www.radiohc.cu/fr/de-interes/frecuencias
Something`s always wrong at RHC. Aoki/NDXC shows 15370 only at
1600-1900 in Spanish, which I think has never been correct (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 263-MCW kHz, April 4 at 0608 UT, CVM, 25-watt NDB at Alton -
CiVic Memorial, Illinois.

347-MCW kHz, April 4 at 0605 UT, AFK, 25-watt NDB at Nebraska City, NE
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 monitoring; 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)

This report dispatched at 1949 UT April 4

 

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:
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** 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

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** 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

 

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