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Glenn Hauser logs January 15-16, 2018  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 16 2018

Yes, subject line on last report alleged it was still 2017, rest OK?

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Jan 15 at 1929, WRMI S9+20 playing that neat Greek tune which is a well-worn part of the World Music default loop, i.e. for the second week, still no relay of RAE in German as now scheduled. Well, at least at 1945 any disappointed Germans are able to hear that jaunty beer-hall song in German. By 1958 the Qur`an ``song`` with reverb is playing from World Music, and it runs right thru hourtop past 2002, as RAE Italian is also AWOL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 5040, Jan 16 at 0027, S9+35, RHC almost open carrier with some crackles, which seem like talk modulation spike peaks trying to break thru, but // 9720 is S9+15 in undermodulated music at the moment. Wiggle that patchcord! Same at 0041, when 9720 is in soft-spoken Valverde talk. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Meanwhile 5025 Rebelde exhibits OK modulation to the contrary. 9720 also has some CCCCCCI, i.e. CNR2 as scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, Jan 15 at 1929, WRMI clear with prÃlude of IS and Biermann IDs prior to programming ``resuming at the top of the hour``, 1930 into Radio Herwa International, music and talk, but rather distorted. Apparently from their audio file rather than a transmitter problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1230, Jan 15 at 1955 UT, WBBZ Ponca City VG by groundwave but dead air during Rush Limbaugh; within a minute, a casino ad fires; followed by a PSA (while 740 KRMG has Rush himself endorsing algo); 1958 UT ``News Talk 1230, WBBZ``, more dead air, 1959 UT local ad, 2000 UT CBS News (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 17800, Jan 15 at 1932, African drumming and chanting, 1933 announcement; Fulani as sked this semihour from AWR, 250 kW due northwest from Meyerton, S9 making it the SSOB by far, above the only other signal on band, 17775-, KVOH at S5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15390, Jan 15 at 1937, REE distorted as usual // 15500 which is weaker but not distorted. I have to wonder about occasional logs of 15390 not mentioning any distortion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 9625, Jan 15 at 2250, fair signal of open carrier, from what? CBC NQ reactivated? Ha2. I keep listening and finally at 2300 timesignal several seconds late, ID for RTI and opening 2-hour Thai broadcast. Aoki shows 100 kW, 225 degrees from Paochung; backward would be 45 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 7445, Jan 15 at 1947, very poor algo with yelling, then calmer talk, maybe a sporting report from BBCWS as sked 1600-2000, 250 kW due northwest from Talata-Volonondry, MADAGASCAR; and per Aoki/NDXC *jammed by the ChiCom way off from the azimuth and target area, but no jamming audible here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1912 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue Jan 16 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, S9+40, but somewhat distorted, not enough to tune out. Distortion also applied to Rudy ID before 0030, and to `Wavescan` before then, so this time I think WRMI transmitter has a problem.

WOR 1912 almost confirmed UT Tue Jan 16 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9329.96v-CUSB, JBA carrier not enough to be sure it`s I. Next:

Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1913?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1913?]
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [or #1913?]
Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 to NW [or #1913?]

Full updated WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:

** U S A. 7780, fair Jan 15 at 2302, I find Allan Weiner now on WRMI --- the current `Viva Miami` has him as guest, virtually a monolog of Planet promotion, but Jeff interjects a few questions. Seems to be in person, as AW is visiting Okeechobee, maybe to round up some spare parts to repair his transmitter? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ARGENTINA [non]; NIGERIA [non]; WOR Monitoring

** U S A. 3215, Tue Jan 16 at 0021 and 0042 chex, no signal from WWRB when it used to be on UT Sun-Mon-Tue. Besides turning off 9370 & 3185 to be rid of Brother Scare, seems the other transmitter is also silent, 3215 before WWCR comes on there at 0200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 7305, Jan 16 at 0144, S9+30 open carrier from IBB Greenville becomes at 0145 the Vatican theme once, and opening Spanish, but I don`t catch exactly how it IDs, into papal news preview; so VR is still being relayed, violating Separation of Church and State, altho missing for a couple nights, feed input problem? However, at 0218 recheck it`s off, so maybe phasing out, shortened from the previous half-sesquihour until 0230? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, Jan 16 at 0147, S9+20 including noise level, amounts to insufficient signal from VOV relay via WHRI --- except I am hearing rock music, probably praise, with VOV Spanish feed lost again. After a few years of this arrangement, you`d think all parties would have their act together, including backup routing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZIMBABWE [non]. 15580, Jan 15 at 1934, announcement in language says ``VOA Shona`` and times 6 am, 2 pm, 7 pm (but now it`s 9:34 pm), 1935 into news in English about Zimbabwe, status of foreign currency, etc. Aoki shows at 1930-2000 this VOA via Botswana is for ``Learning English``, while merely English before and after, not the Zimbabwe/Shona service per se, which is on 15460 and 13860, via SÃo Tomà and 4930 Botswana on a complicated earlier schedule mixed with Ndebele and English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1710, Jan 16 at 0046 UT, normal sounding talk; ECSS helps a little, but not enough to be sure it`s in English; also a SAH. Besides the Spanish-screaming RLQT pirate in Louisiana, there`s also a new TIS station at Bandelier National Monument near Los Ãlamos NM, discovered by Tim Hall from his NV/UT Border Inn recordings. To be sought further (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4920, Jan 16 at 0029, het of rapidly varying pitch, I think meaning that Chennai and/or Lhasa employ an unstable transmitter. It`s AIR which was acting up lately with a buzz, supposedly repaired (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5900-, Jan 16 at 0018, JBA carrier, a smidgin on the low side perhaps. Claudio Galaz, Chile, forwarded news that Chilean pirate Radio CompaÃÃa Worldwide would be testing some new frequencies, one at a time, including 5899.55 last night until 0335, so I am checking this as well as 6925, 6155 and 6092. At 0033 recheck no signal here. As Chris Smolinski points out, however, 5900 is already occupied at 0000-0030 by IBRA radio in Bengali via Uzbekistan. I was also checking for more S American pirates Chris tipped about 6935 and 8000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0507 UT January 16


Glenn Hauser logs January 15, 2017  View Printable Version 
Monday, January 15 2018

** AUSTRALIA. 5045 & 5055, Jan 15 at 1354, JBA carriers presumably from Ozy Radio and 4KZ. Hours for these are quite flexible; concerning yesterday, Ron Howard in California reported:

``Jan 14 - Seems that Al Kirton (general manager of Radio 4KZ) has started some type of an abbreviated schedule. Today heard at 1136, but clearly off the air at 1307 check. Yes, 4KZ is in fact on a new schedule. This per Al, on Jan 14 (2320 UT): "We are running from 7 am to 10 pm Queensland time. Thatâs 2100 to 1200 GMT I think. We are happy to extend hours if there is a call for it. Cheers, Al" So 5055 kHz is currently on from 2100 to 1200 UT. Ron`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. (9955, 11530), Jan 15 at 0520 check, the main WRMI webcast labeled RAE, after 9955 is off with no BS to fill it, is again carrying R. Biafra during this semihour, music, then YL in Igbo with schedule announcement, numbers in English, mentioning 7240 (via France) and ``1153``, stumbling over 11530, ex-frequency via WRMI. Probably webcast every night at this time, but no longer on any WRMI SW frequency. Maybe feed to France? Is that still on air? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 14625, 14690, 14755, 14830, 14895, 14960, 15030, 15095, 15165, 15235, 15305, 15438, VERY approx., Jan 15 at 1427-1432, blobs from RHC 15370 at 65-70 kHz intervals. This time I am tuning 5-kHz steps in the FM mode, listening for the same-pitch whine which all of them emit, the lowest being 14625 which is of the eleventh order! Fortunately they miss CHU. Hardly any on the plus side of 15370; normally there are a few but always more on the minus side. Only the closer ones provide readable modulation, 15032 and up, clearly on 15305. Something`s always (VERY!) wrong at RHC. 15370 and its constellation are all gone by 1554 check, while separate weaker fundamental 15230 remains on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Jan 15 at 1353, no signal today from SIBC. About yesterday when I had it at 1446, Ron Howard replied on the DXLD yg, `` Hi Glenn, Jan 14 - Today with modulation problems! Noted 1154 with decent level carrier, but no trace of any audio; random checking up till 1326 found the same; 1334-1418 noted with audio, playing mostly Pacific Islands pop songs, along with a few hit songs in English; believe was not the Wantok FM relay, as clearly there were no frequent IDs, plus the fact it was Sunday and in the past Wantok FM normally would play mostly religious songs; so I conclude this was SIBC's own programming running well past their normal 1200* sign off; checked again at 1525 and found the audio was again totally silent, but with a decent level carrier still on. As you indicate - strange behavior in light of their budget concerns. Ron`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13354-USB, Jan 15 at 1450, New York ATC YL contacting numerous TA flights, referring to secondary/backup 11396, and for some referring to Santa Maria (AÃores) frequencies. ``Sel-call coming up``, she says to many of them, then two tones. I assume the exact pitches of these tones denote each particular aircraft/flight. Are they not permanently in effect, reassigned on the fly? Still no New York Radio VOLMET on 13270-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565, Jan 15 at 1438, 1.8-milliwatt K6FRC HIFER beacon in California is JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1912 monitoring: confirmed, JBA, UT Monday January 15 after 0030 on WBCQ, 9329.973-CUSB. Confirmed, UT Mon Jan 15 from 0403 on Area 15 webcast, and presumably at 0413 on WBCQ 5129.82 JBA carrier. Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 15 at 0430 on WRMI 9955 and 9455, both good. 9455 to WNW now duplicates 9955 to SSE at 0430-0500 among certain other slots. Next:
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1913?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1913?]
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 to NW [or #1913?]

Full updated WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:

** U S A. 17774.891v, Jan 15 at 1550, KVOH up from usual 17774.888, S7-S9 poor signal, but much better than JBA carrier sometimes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, Jan 15 at 1349, WEWN, Radio CatÃlica Mundial with dead air except for rustling, coughing, during live morning mass in English, while the only axion is visual, not good for radio; finally says something in English, interrupted by voice-over in Spanish, but it`s *not* a translation of what was just said; out of synch, automated, or not paying attention, own agenda for order of the mass? Soon switches to studio Spanish only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 7305, Jan 15 at 0157, no signal from Greenville B, which had been relaying VR in Spanish at 0145-0230 (and carrier on as early as 0130, which is all I heard last night). So have VR via IBB relays been canceled? What about 1230-1300 on 9610 via GB?

There were also more via Philippines, etc., and considerable exchange relays of VOA via SMG site, which is allegedly being closed down. At least this will finally get the USG out of violating Separation of Church and State, altho obviously not the reason and of no concern to the ptb when initiating such a deal in the first place (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1700 UT January 15


Glenn Hauser logs January 13-14, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 14 2018

** CUBA. 5025, Jan 14 at 0144, R. Rebelde is S9+20 but JBM. Still same at 0702, with hum. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. And I currently confront an S9 noise level around 5 MHz.

4765, Jan 14 at 0144, R. Progreso is S9+20, undermodulated but much better than 5025; CODAR QRM on both sides (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15572-15578, 15504-15513, 15431-15445, 15299-15308, 15231-15237, 15163-15167, Jan 14 at 1447, RHC-FM can be heard without breakup over these approx. ranges, spurs out of the 15370-AM transmitter. It`s different today, as low modulation Spanish programming can also be heard in AM mode amid the spurs, rather than garbage, but always with whine. More weak whine around 15096. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7181.553, Jan 14 at 1441, JBA carrier measured here, no doubt VOBME longpath. No jamming noise audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, Jan 14 at 0644 check, JBA carrier from R. Kiribati (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 9996, Jan 14 at 1421, binary code at S1, no doubt from RWM Taldom (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Jan 14 at 1446, presumed SIBC at S6-S8, maybe trace of modulation. Seems they leave carrier on at least, all night, despite budget problems (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1790-CW, Jan 14 at 0645, deep fades, but VVV heard on a peak, and various other letters and numbers, including a complete well-known ham call, K2ORS. Checked since Eric Loy, IL, had just reported hearing ex-WOR affiliate:

``Hi Glenn! At 0213 GMT 1-14-18, while tuning Web SDR at Sea Girt, NJ
I decoded the CW broadcast of station WH2XDE/3 on 1790 kHz. It was a loop mentioning the e-mail contact and the city of Wayland, MA, 70 watts and an Inverted L. Google shows this as an experimental station that has been around for a while`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1912 monitoring: Alan Gale, England, also heard the Sat Jan 13 1531 on HLR 6190-CUSB, but opposite to the best reception at UTwente I already reported: ``Hi Glenn, A much stronger signal from HLR today, though the QRM from the other stations did start to come up a lot towards the end, and there was also some fading, but a definite improvement on recent weeks. I've attached a .mp3 file so you can hear how it sounded, this was in AM and not CUSB, which didn't sound any better on this occasion. 73, Alan``

Confirmed Saturday Jan 13 at 2257 check, the 2230 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, fair --- as I took a break from the MLK celebration in downtown Enid, to check the PL-880 by the car. Did not stay out to confirm the Sat 2300 on WRMI 7780 replacing 11580, but 7780 was still in with fair signal at 2355. Confirmed UT Sunday Jan 14 at 0200 on WRMI 7780 ex-11580, S9 to S9+10. (R. Prague follows at 0230, now S9+20.) This frequency tends to have blob QRM from some local device, like a cable box, but that`s only my problem. (It would be less of a problem if WRMI were on a 315 degree antenna with a much stronger signal on a 7 MHz channel.) Also confirmed UT Sun Jan 14 at 0429 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO as I am talking about XEETCH which is 12 minutes in, so started circa 0417. Fair-good, and earlier check of 1860 at 0257 during ham news rated S9+20/30.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 CUSB, Jan 14:
1131-1200 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak signal``

Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1913?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1913?]
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 to NW [or #1913?] [NOT 5850, error in last list]

Full updated WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:

** U S A. 9455, Jan 13 at 1949, VOA news via Oldies channel of WRMI. Should also be on // 7780 now. 9395 has World Music fill instead of Argentina in German; 11530 African music, i.e. R Herwa International (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 // 7780, Sun Jan 14 at 1420, WRMI with `AWR Wavescan`, the secret airing now on this pair, since at 11-15, 9455 now duplicates 9955.

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS has been updated about this and a few others:

** U S A. 9330.10v-CUSB, UT Sun Jan 14 at 0135, WBCQ is S5 with Blalock the Blaster. This is his daily hour, usually inaudible. Unusually, this is stronger than 9395 & 9455 WRMI, but weaker than 9265 WINB. In addition on Saturdays he`s heard at 23-24, yet to appear on the program schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, Jan 14 at 0140, WTWW-1 is VP here, still on day frequency, not yet on 5830 night frequency. Stations *really* concerned about getting their signals heard, especially with flexible QSY times, would monitor current propagation conditions and act accordingly --- FAR too much trouble (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 7305, Jan 14 at 0138, S9+30 open carrier, i.e. Greenville warming up for the Vatican relay in Spanish at 0145-0230 --- but recheck at 0202, it`s off; what happened? No longer violating Separation of Church and State? Need also to check the 1230-1300 on 9610 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, Jan 14 at 0138, S9+30 of dead air except for some slight pulsing noise, instead of Voice of Vietnam Spanish relay via WHRI. Presumably a SNAFU. By 0202, 7315 modulating news from some domestic far-right network (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1800 UT January 14


Glenn Hauser logs January 12-13, 2018  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 13 2018

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Fri Jan 12 at 1900, WRMI with song in Spanish? 1902 seguà to another, Japanese or Korean? Anyhow, it is certainly not RAE auf die Welt, as scheduled since Jan 8 in German but yet to appear. Presumably Italian also absent at 20 on same, tho not checked today. I posted a reply Jan 11 on the GRA blog to the alleged new schedule, correcting it, but as of Jan 13 it still awaits ``moderation``; only I can see this:

``Guillermo Glenn Hauser dice:
Tu comentario todavÃa no se ha moderado.
11/01/2018 en 2:19

LÃstima que hasta el 10 de enero no aparecen el alemÃn ni italiano en 9395. El portuguÃs a las 12 emite tambiÃn en 9455. El japonÃs y chino no se emitieron el lunes; tal vez de martes a sÃbados.``

Yet some newer entries have been posted on that blog. Info from Argentina itself has never been 100% correct about the relays (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15508, 15439, 15301, 15232, 15163, 15094, approx., Jan 13 at 1520, RHC-FM as much as S9+20 out of 15370-AM transmitter. Spanish programming can be heard clearly ~5 kHz above and below these frequencies when R-75 is tuning in FM mode. It`s somewhat undermodulated but not distorted, and accompanied by a constant whine. When tuned in AM or SSB modes, a horrible distorted mess of spurblobs.

Beyond there, calculated 69 kHz intervals would be: 15025, 14956, 14887, 14818, 14749, 14680 and on upper side 15577, 15646, 15715; but traces of whine are instead audible more circa: 15033, 14964, 14895, 14826, 14757, 14688; and on hi side 15577, 15646-not, 15727? The separations may have shifted while I was doing this, but I did not start over from the closer ones. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Jan 13 at 0629, R. Verdad still on with hymn solo in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Jan 12 at 1800, MWV opening `African Pathways Radio`, first by African-accented host, then joined by American-accented (and I bet he`s white), co-host. VG S9+10/20, the SSOB way above VOA S7-S9 on 17655, which is Greenville in Portuguese. Only other trace of signal is JBA carrier on 17775 --- can that really be KVOH?

APR opens with the shortest Ladysmith song from a new album, before getting down to conversion business. Altho the programming is off-putting, slick and contrarian, I continue to be impressed by how well Mahajanga gets into deep North America, far better than anything else on this band, despite being about as far away as possible toward the antipodes further in the Indian Ocean. It must be satisfying at WCB HQ in Franklin TN to be able to hear their own output, if they try to there, also no doubt far better than they could hear KNLS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 15420, Jan 12 at 1806, averaging S9, the SSOB on 19m is also from Madagascar, like MWV on 16m, but from the other site; unID African talk with strumming, mentions Rwanda? Can it be R. Itahuka? But this is Friday, not Saturday-only for it. Aoki does show a Friday-only transmission at 1800-1830 on exactly same parameters, 250 kW, 320 degrees from Talata-Volonondry 1 at 1800-1830, but it`s from Bible Voice, language field blank. EiBi shows it as Kirundi, so looks like BVB is trying to ride the coattails of Itahuka (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR [and non]. 13800, Jan 13 at 1528, R. Dabanga with an echo, 1529 clearer, 1530 Dabanga themesong, as sked, 250 kW, 340 degrees from Talata to Sudan. Maybe trace of a second carrier, or this one is unstable by propagation. Checking since Mark Coady, Ontario, suspected he was hearing R. Puntland, Somalia, underneath. Aoki/NDXC does list that on 13800 at 0330-0600 & 1000-1600 daily, 20 kW, ND from Garowe but x for not active. WRTH 2018 shows same hours as variable, but 10 kW, AM/USB, irregular. R. Tamazuj occupies the previous hour from 1430, same parameters via Madagascar. Barring a transmission failure from Talata, we must seek Puntland before 1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 15110, Sat Jan 13 at 1600, since I have UTwente SDR running for World of Radio on 6190, I retune to here for the new ``Radio Nigeria`` service of IPOB via BULGARIA. Quite sufficient reception, thumb-piano music and song, soon talk in presumed Hausa, maybe mentions Radio Nigeria; 1616 another bit of such music, more talk. Since UTwente eats up so much RAM, I bail out at 1630, but 1658 recheck, now even stronger with music, thumb piano and singing until 1701, open carrier, off by 1702 (times with internet delay).

Here`s Richard Langley`s report about it today to the DXLD yg:

``No QRM today and signal at fair strength but with fades using the U. Twente SDR receiver. Indigenous sign-on music followed by announcement that included "As-salamu `alaykum" I believe. So perhaps this is a Muslim-oriented station and/or one intended principally for northern Nigeria. More later when I have time to listen to the recording if reception holds up.

My recording of the whole one-hour broadcast, using the U. Twente SDR receiver, is here:
The transmitter came up a few minutes early with the program beginning within a second or so of 1600:00 UT. The transmitter went off around 1642:30 but came back about two-and-a-half minutes later. Program ended within a second or so of 1700:00 and the transmitter was switched off about 10 seconds later. Reception improved during the hour with quite a good signal at the end.

The presenter talks about "Radio Naga-see-ya." Is this the name of the station? I don't think it's a different pronunciation of Nigeria, but I could be wrong. One clearly hears "Nigeria" during the program. I'll try to find a Hausa-speaking student to see if he can help with the correct identification of the station`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5890, Jan 13 at 0636, WWCR still running TOM (are they getting paid??), and after appeal for $ $ , synthom introduces ``testimony`` of Allan Weiner about BS, the same extended excerpt from WBCQ`s `Allan Weiner Worldwide` we ran across once before on 5890 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15390, Sat Jan 13 at 1518, REE is still very distorted here, and at times sounds like cross-talk from something else too; // weaker and clear 15500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15580, Fri Jan 12 around 2115, VOA `Music Time in Africa` VG with something from Cameroon. I`m on the caradio, and don`t confirm the frequency, but surely it`s this only one from the memory. Yet later in the hour, I`m not hearing it, and at home on the R75, 15580 is a JBA carrier by 2145. Did this only 15580 hour from Greenville cut off the air early, or propagation drop out? An announcement as usual had failed to mention this very transmission of the show, which is by far our best chance to hear it, when it work (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. Thanks to Mike Cooper, for noting new schedules for World Radio Network, via
which show that WORLD OF RADIO is no longer carried at 1830 Saturdays to North America. Instead, 1700 Saturdays on all three streams. In addition, Sat 1000 to Europe only; UT Mon 0230 to all except Europe. I was too late to check it before 1730 this week. But indeed at 1830, the North American stream is amid the now Israeli hour. Access:

WORLD OF RADIO 1912 monitoring: not confirmed UT Saturday December 13 at 0045, the 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: no signal. Sat Dec 13 from 1531 via Hamburger Lokalradio, 6190-CUSB: tune in UTwente at 1540 and hear only two other languages mixing, Vietnamese from CRI Beijing site atop, and the other must be CNR8 Mongolian via Urumqi, East Turkistan. However, recheck at 1545, now I can hear me in the mix at the midpoint of WOR 1912; by 1556 WOR is even atop the others. Off at 1600 when some heavy ACI appears. Next:
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE [ex-11580!]
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE [ex-11580!]
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1913?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1913?]
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW [or #1913?]

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** U S A. 9330v-CUSB, Jan 12 at 1800, still no signal from WBCQ test. Presumably it`s finished as implied by Allan on AWWW, see below (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490-, UT Sat Jan 13 at 0045 check, poor signal from WBCQ but sounds like Allan Weiner, i.e. replay of last week`s `Worldwide` since `Fred Flintstone` has been canceled. I miss the first quarter of this week`s `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, which I have to listen to on webcast, starting about 0115. He has a bad cold, and frequently has to push the cough button. Welcomes a new show on station, ``FKB``, whatever that be and whenever that be (not on the website sked, always slow to catch up). 0122 gives date as 12th of December, YOOL 2018, oops. Says he has not been able to reach anyone who would know the current status of Brother Stair, hopes to have news by next week. Recommends certain Radio Shack SW receivers as durable, etc., good to have in case of EMP ruining everything. Reads from a long article Kim Elliott sent about the EMP threat.

Refers to 9330 experiments the past week as propagation test with carrier reduced to 25% (I think he said). Was pleased to hear it in FLA day and night. Impression I get is that the experiment is finished, and it is no longer being heard here. One of the projects to be completed this summer is a 125-kW backup generator. Running out of time at 0158, he allows his benedixion to be interrupted by a phone call from Bermuda, and cut off by 0201.

Here`s John Carver`s version of the hour as heard in mid-North Indiana:

``No copy on 7490 this evening. Poor copy on 5130 this evening. Show started almost a minute late with Angela and Allan in the studio in FLA. Talk of a special tube he had to purchase to finish a project he was working on, then a talk about radios in general including the R390-A. Then talk, inspired by an email from Kim Andrew Elliot, about the possibility of an attack by North Korea and whether it would be a conventional warhead or an EMP blast and whether or not the transmitters at the station would survive such an attack. Then said he would try to find out what's going on with Brother Stair by next week's show. Says the state of the station is good and welcomes new programmers. Mentioned the round the clock experiments with 9330.

First phone call at 0135 is from Mr. Transistor, Norm, with news of a local hamfest tomorrow. Noise comes up at 0137 making it more difficult to copy. Allan is suffering from a bad cold and is making liberal use of the cough button. Another talk with Norm about portable radios and which ones might work after an EMP attack which is probably a moot point. Norm is off the phone at 0159 as Allan attempts to close out the show. Another phone call which is John from Bermuda but he doesn't get a chance to talk at all and transmitter cuts off at 0200 in the middle of a sentence of Allan's closing prayer`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, Jan 12 at 1900, WRMI on JBA carrier: now scheduled as a third frequency mid-day for Oldies along with 9395 before 1900, and 9455 before 2200. Any WRMI service at midday to America ought to be on 13 or 15 MHz; 13695 and 15440 once used for TOM would blast in here. By 2300, 7780 is carrying `Viva Miami`, ex-11580 scheduling (and 24 hours later should be World of Radio).

5850, Jan 12 at 2233, WRMI is not on yet, supposed to start at 2230, with a gospel huxter on Fridays; is on by next check 2259 in time for Tirana.

9395 & 9455, Fri Jan 12 at 2302, opening `Your Weekend Show`, this time axually at the start of a weekend. This scheduling cannot be found on the WRMI skedgrids, merely `Oldies` during this hour, without specifying otherstuff depending on day of week. Anyhow, Bob Biermann gets to divert to his soft-sell evangelism hour numerous times within.

9955, Fri Jan 12 at 2302, WRMI with the expanded `Noches con Mirka` show we`ve heard at least previous two weeks, lots of Cuban-American chat and some music, bumping PCJ Radio International which has been scheduled 23-24 Fridays for a longtime. Presumably that start at 2330, unchecked this week, and still for its full hour? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Fri Jan 12 at 1800 and still at 1900, JBA carrier, which I suppose must be KVOH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1935 UT January 13


DX Listening Digest 18-02; World of Radio 1912  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 13 2018

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WORLD OF RADIO 1912 Contents: Albania, Argentina non, Australia,
Bhutan, Bonaire, Brasil, Bulgaria, Denmark, Goa, Hawai`i, India,
Indonesia, Iran non, Kiritimati, Korea North non, MÃxico, Myanmar,
Nauru, Nigeria non, Solomon Islands, Somalia/Puntland, South Carolina,
Tibet non, USA; and the propagation outlook.

SHORTWAVE AIRINGS of WORLD OF RADIO 1912, January 10-17, 2018

Tue 2030 WRMI 9455 7780 [1911 replayed]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 [1911 replayed]
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [not confirmed: inaudible]
Wed 1030 WRMI 9455
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v [1911 replayed
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [not confirmed: inaudible]
Thu 2230 WRMI 5850 [confirmed]
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [not confirmed: inaudible]
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [not confirmed: inaudible]
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 1531 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v-AM Area 51
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 9455
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730
Tue 2030 WRMI 9455, 7780 [or #1913?]

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