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Glenn Hauser logs May 30, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, May 30 2020

Hauser
** CHINA. 13550, May 30 at 1508, JBA carrier, probably a CNR1 jammer
against Sound of Hope as in Aoki/NDXC; no full WOOB survey today
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, May 30 at 0528, once again what is often the best
modulated and signaled RHC English frequency after 0500 is absent;
still on 6100 > 6145 > 6000 in decreasing order of audibility. And
today 5040 is in correct language, English instead of Spanish, but
always with that squeal. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 12200, May 30 at 0535, JBA algo presumed RHC English 2 x 6100
harmonic. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 7390, May 30 at 0523, French with self-imposed beepery QRM
--- this hour is RFI itself via Issoudun; meanwhile both ALGERIA relay
frequencies, 7295 and 6125 are without the beepery which usually is to
be heard upon 7295; so they must have swapped the defective
transmitter around (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 11730, May 30 at 0539, VP S1-S2 news in AmeriEnglish, VOA?
0540 switches to French mentioning ``nouvelles catholiques``? So
Vatican, maybe via Madagascar. NO, it`s the French half hour of NHK
via Issoudun -- of course, defaulting to English news at the outset
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. 13575.047, May 30 at 1427, S3-S5
Chinesish talk. It`s RFA in Cantonese this hour only via TINIAN,
typically askew. Altho Aoki says it`s *jammed, no sign of that. The
ChiCom are not so eager to bother to block broadcasts in insignificant
minolity ranguages (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2036 monitoring: awake by 1155 UT
Saturday May 30, I hasten to check 9955 whether WOR still be at 1130
on WRMI. NO, replaced by some gospel huxtress, outro as Jack Van Impe
show with address in Troy, Michigan. WRMI skedgrid shows this is
supposed to be on SUNDAYS at this hour, so mistake, or now both? BTW,
I had not noticed that JVI died January 18 this year:

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/01/19/jack-van-impe-an-apocalyptic-televangelist-has-died/
But like so many other gospel huxters is embarking on a post-mortem
career, tho in the few minutes I only heard her, his widow Rexella
(how`s that for a gender-busting monicker?)? WOR may have been gone
previously from this slot as I have not checked it every week. Next:

1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
[I dozed thru 1330 so awaiting confirmation from Ivo or someone]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; last week: 0357-]
0300 UT Sunday WRMI 5800 to SSE
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed] to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 whence? to WNW 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [off air last week]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Terry Colgan, Austin TX,
who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.

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

** U S A. 17775-, Sat May 30 at 1507, still no signal from KVOH, so
its only airing of `Wavescan` is missed again. I wonder what the
problem be now, same as before disabling it for a biweek until a biday
revival, or something new?

Or is there absolutely no propagation this early? Recheck at 1825, now
it`s on at S9-S6 but undermodulated. There is lots of sporadic E
across the eastern half of USA, very little across the western (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7665-7725, peaking 7700, 9830-9870 peaking 9850, May 30
at 1425, and also circa 9490 at 1435, local noise blobs have shifted
slightly upward by 20-30 kHz (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15825 & 13845, May 30 at 1530 onwards, WWCRs are getting
sporadic E boost well above normal JBA level. 6m Es DX MAP shows heavy
openings across eastern USA, but only a few spots barely exceeding 88
MHz, i.e. into the FMBC band; normally I need more than that to make
it worth checking here. Below that, however, lots of CB channels have
pileups and hets from all those off-frequency AM units, checked at
1830 May 30: 27025, 27085, 27135, 27165 (``eastern Iowa; south shore
of Lake Erie``); NOT 27185! Also 27205, 27215, 27285, 27295, 27345;
and in LSB not USB: 27385, 27395, 27575. 11m CB can really be hopping,
yet hardly any activity on 10 or 15m hambands.

At 1835-1847 I perform a full bandscan of 30-51 MHz, and hear not a
single voice, just tones/birdies here and there probably out of local
computers. This on the R75, but no VHF antenna, just the HF/MF/LF
longwire, which nevertheless previously succeeded in grasping some 6m
phone USB ham DX from Mexico. I suspect the 30-50 MHz band be very
underutilized these days for local 2-way (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1946 UT May 30

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 29-30, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, May 30 2020

Hauser
** CUBA. 13567, 13634; 13767, 13833, 13900, 13967 approx., May 29 at
1420, it`s been a while since RHC has succeeded in spurting multiple
spurblobs out of 13700-AM transmitter, but here they are again, none
especially strong, at 67 kHz intervals. Best heard in AM mode instead
of FM, the closer ones with F# tone and trace of `Sonido Cubano`
music; the top one only a trace. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 255-MCW kHz, May 29 at 0622 UT and also at 1418 UT, ND
beacon SW in Stillwater is back! It had vanished April 4 after
reliable groundwave reception day and night, and in nightly chex, no
sign of it since until now. Classaxe.com says it was last logged
2020-04-02, 50 watts, `Blaki`. I wonder if this have anything to do
with the amount of traffic at that airport, or lack of it, in the
interim (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. 5800 // 9395, UT Sat May 30 at 0130, Freedom Synergy
Radio via WRMI, in English - ever heard them in alleged Spanish?

At 0200, FSR continues on 5800 only, this time an interview about how
China plans to take over the world, with the help of the UN.

5010 // 7780 // 9395, May 30 at 0200 Radio Taiwán Internacional has
resumed in Spanish, unlike the first time I checked, May 27, when FSR
usurped/used up all four frequencies at this hour.

So which way is it supposed to be? WRMI websked has a hard time
matching reality details, but it now shows FSR only at 0130 on 5800 &
9395; and no FSR at 0200, just Radio Taiwan, on 5010, 5800 [sic], 7780
& 9395 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 281-MCW kHz, May 29 at 0622, ND beacon DMO --- not Des
MOines as I first guess, but SeDalia, MissOuri, 25 watts. Classaxe.com
has something about it being shut down in Feb, decommissioned in April
and last logged 2020-03-25. Not off any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, May 29 at 1419, HIFER beacon K6FRC is JBA from
Patterson CA. WOR iog member Steve McGreevy says he has set up his own
beacon in Keeler CA:

``Hey, I have a 22m -10 mW quasi-part 15 beacon going in the 22m ISM
band where there are many. The ever weird 13560 has strange carrier
multi-plexi. noises as well as weird dits and other stuff. The CODAR
sweepers have left, yay! So many are running beacons plus/minus 13560,
and I do so most days: 13562.89 (or so) "RR-dash" via a 1/4 wave wire
up 1/6 wave in my shop building/radio-room sub-section - it is in the
sleeping loft and the horiz. wire goes along apex of my shop bldg. -
anyway, it is on a home-brew div. by 2 circuit via a 3rd. overtone
xtal. osc. with a CB-14 xtal., so half CB-14 is its freq., more or
less. LWCA lists these things, linked to HFU and v.v.

CNR-1 is occupying 13570 now, splashing its long-path/short-path
reverbing-LSB modulations upon the 22m experimental ISM band, bummer!
First with the LPE at 16z, than by 1700 getting stronger with
short-path signal. Def. CNR-1 // everything/jammers.``

So I am sure to look for RR and dash circa 13563, but no sign of it
now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2036 monitoring: confirmed first US
SWBC, Friday May 29 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, fair S7-S4 but NO jamming
audible, nor at spotchex nor closing 2229. (9955 was getting jammed
the following hour for Radio Libertad).

Also confirmed UT Sat May 30 at 0130 on WRMIs via Rochester KiwiSDRs:
7780 & 5850 good, 5010 poor. Next:

0900 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed] to SSE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; last week: 0357-]
0300 UT Sunday WRMI 5800 to SSE
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed] to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 whence? to WNW 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [off air last week]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Terry Colgan, Austin TX,
who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.

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

** U S A. 7489.930V, May 29 at 2346, WBCQ off-frequency-minus for a
change, with FKB preacher at S7-S9+10; just prior to AAAWWW, 6159.890v
is also on //, and a JBA 5130 may also be //. 2359 closing always with
wrong WINB frequency for his next airing, ``9625``, runs over into
canned WBCQ ID.

7489.94v, UT Sat May 30 from 0000, WBCQ with `AAAWWW`; as soon as WTO
theme finishes, phone rings and Allan has ``got to take this call``,
so fishes around for some music to play: how inconvenient. Back on at
0011, says it was engineering call. A&A talk for almost half an hour
without phone call interruptions about tech problems: rare May
lightning storm caused close-down -- that much have been Wed circa
2100 when there was no 7490 to run WOR. Call was from Chris at
Continental. Super-Station is off again [yes, 9330 vacant], as the
insulator ring around the PA tube has failed again. Discussing perils
of high voltage - a 4160 V switch; transmitter runs 14 kV @ 50 amps.
``If you get a shock, it`s always your fault``.

Finally at 0038 says trimulcasting on 5130, 6160, 7490; and they
discuss the bane of black flies in Maine summers; also had to
replace a bad tube for 7490 a few days ago; 0044 realizes he had not
forwarded the phone lines, which is why not even Freddy has
interrupted so far, and opens them on the 29th of May, YOOL 2020.
Reads a bit of e-mail. 0054 caller asks what times WORLD OF RADIO is
on? AW can`t remember but cosmikdebris gets a reply in just in time:
Sunday 11 pm EDT on 5130; Wednesday 5 pm on 7490. Very quick prayer
and off in time for Hal Turner at 0200. Here`s John Carver`s version:

``Tonight's show started on time on 7490 and 6160 but was two minutes
later on 5130. Allan and Angela in the studio. Phone rang immediately
and Allan said he had to take the call and put some music on. Allan
back at 0011. Said it was an engineering call that he had to take.
Then he said that Angela was beautiful and it'd been really hot in
Maine this past week, eighties and nineties. He also mentioned that
there had been a shutdown of everything at the station this past week
because of lightning. Then he mentioned that the phone call was from
the manufacturer of the big transmitter as the superstation was down
again. Same problem as twice before, an insulating ring at the bottom
of a tube. Then talk about how easy it is to get killed when working
on the transmitters. Manufacturer said they couldn't send a repair
crew because of the virus and Allan told them to just send him the
material for the ring and he'd fix it himself. He did try that when
the transmitter went down but didn't have the right material and it
only worked for about five minutes before going down again. Then a lot
of talk about this particular transmitter. Talk abut Angela's new
gardening adventures around the superstation and then Angela's
complaints about black flies. They also recently had a problem with a
tube on the 7490 transmitter and had to replace it. Some talk about
the unrest in the country and then some virus talk. Reading of emails
at 0052 and a phone call at 0053. Back to some of the email at 0056.
Very short closing prayer at 0059 and off the air at 0100. John,
Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 4840, May 29 at 0614, S9+30/40 of dead air from WWCR instead
of Brother Scare while he still rants on 3215; sometimes it`s vice
versa. 5935 remains on with DGS/PMS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 17775, May 29 at 1454, zero signal from KVOH: must
have broken down again after resuming on May 27 & 28.

Only signals on band: 17615+ Sa`udi, 17690 JBA ChiCom jamming and/or
VOA Tibetan via Lampertheim, Germany; and just going off by 1459,
17770 JBA, Turkey in Arabic listed (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7680, 7315-7330, May 29 at 1424, crackly noise blobs are
still around here, and 9830 at 2001 check. I now have a trouble report
into OG&E and maybe they`ll get to it next week (Glenn Hauser, Enid
OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0339 UT May 30

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 28-29, 2020  View Printable Version 
Friday, May 29 2020

Hauser
** ALGERIA [non]. 7295, May 28 at 0546, RTA relay via FRANCE in Arabic
again self-QRMing with beeps; while // 6125 is free of them (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 13070, May 28 at 1359, CNR1 jammer the only one around here
before the 1400* shuffle.

At 1430 I find these: 11100 S9-S7, 11440 VP, 11460 JBA carrier, 10820
JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, May 28 at 0552, this RHC is off instead of English
while others are starting `Arts Roundup`: 6100 best > 6145 > JBM 6000;
and squealing 5040 in Spanish instead. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** JAPAN [non]. 9560, May 29 at 0332, English news about Japan, i.e.
NHK Swahili service just starting via MADAGASCAR, S9+10/20 always good
signal, 250 kW at 320 degrees, so an inadvertent North American
service. NHK Warudo better watch out, they might pick up some NAm
listeners they tried to get rid of as long as they are shoving English
news into various other language services (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, May 29 at 0322, here`s Station YHWH, S7-S9 on
his monomaniacal anti-Christ pulpit, S7-S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SUDAN. 7205, May 29 at 0325, ME singing unseems Qur`an, S5-S8 from
Omdurman; which Manuel Méndez, Spain, reminds us could sometimes jump
to 7206 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2036 contents: UK, Australia,
Bougainville, Brasil, Canada, Congo DR, Cuba, Italy, Korea North &
South, Madagascar, Micronesia, North America, Papua New Guinea,
Portugal, Sarawak non, Spain, Taiwan non, USA, Vanuatu; and the
propagation outlook

WOR 2036 is available as of 0125 UT Friday May 29
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2036.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2036.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [jammed] to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5010 to S, 7780 to NE
0900 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed] to SSE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; last week: 0357-]
0300 UT Sunday WRMI 5800 to SSE
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed] to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 whence? to WNW 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW [off air last week]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Terry Colgan, Austin TX,
who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.

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

UNIDENTIFIED. 6023.0, May 28 at 0550, JBA carrier at unusual spot.
Maybe it`s Radio Avogadro? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. The extremely distorted blobs previously found worst
around 7330 and 7680 are gone at 0545 check May 28; but they are back
at next check 1432 circa: 10545, 10185, 9830, 9470, 7680, 7505, 7330,
6970; 8038, 8405, 8765, 9115, 9295. Listening in FM or AM mode, they
include a big hum, and surely no relation to talk modulation.

Walkabout the block circa 00 UT May 29 with PL-880 portable tuned to
7680 finds no particular peak other than near power lines or electric
meters. I`ll have to sic OG&E on them. Next one peaks closer to 7320
than 7330, so 7335 can be heard on USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9648-9671 approx., May 29 at 0330, OTH radar pulsing
right in the middle of the 31m SWBC band, INTRUDER. May really be the
25-kHz wide kind. At least, no broadcast carriers detected within it.
In fact per Aoki not much scheduled at this hour: 9655 TWR via UAE;
9665v Brasil, 9675 China (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0440 UT May 29

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 27-28, 2020  View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 28 2020

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 4885, following up my last report about monitoring for
Radio Clube do Pará, Belém: May 27 at 0455 I am hearing a poor signal
via Pardinho KiwiSDR, during a talk/interview show and it matches a
few seconds later the RCP webcast brought up via Streema --- but the
IDs after 0458 are for Rádio Bandeirantes, 840 et al., São Paulo! A
station which had abandoned SW some years ago, 6090, 9645, 11925 which
are no longer mentioned. Now it`s available to other stations at least
as an overnight network feed. 0459 IDs again only for it, not RCP, 2
am timecheck and news. The 4885 signal direct to here remains a JBA
carrier, must be very low power. BTW, our condolences to those
rational Brazilians who never supported ascension to power of the
world`s second-most-stupid president (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA [and non]. 245-MCW kHz, May 27 at 0624 UT, dash and YZE, ND
beacon which is 1000 watts from Gore Bay, Ontario, on the north shore
of Manitoulin Island between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, and which
dxinfocentre.com says is slated for decommissioning 2020-09-10. Nice
to be hearing this under summer conditions, with plenty of storms
across TX, 1664 km = 1034 stmi away. Simulaudible underneath weaker
and at a much different pitch is FS, which is 400 watts from Sioux
Falls - Rock, South Dakota (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, May 27 at 1358; 13020 VP, 12820 S5-S9,
against Sound of Hope. Started too late to find others this hour.

At 1444-1448: 12190 S3-S7; 11460 JBA carrier; 11440 JBA; 11170 JBA
carrier; 10960 S3-S5; 10820 S1-S3; 10720? JBA carrier. Aoki/NDXC shows
all vs Sound of Hope except 10960 vs RFA via SOH; and 10720 not
listed: instead, I compute that instead as a local mix, 9330 WBCQ plus
1390 KCRC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, May 27 at 1935, RHC English somewhat less distorted
than usual as ``Ed Newman`` opens a mailbag, mentions special
frequency for Africa, 11880! What does he know? This was replaced
weeks ago by 7380. Something`s always wrong at RHC. There is very good
reason they never announce full or current English frequencies: they
are totally unreliable! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 9340, May 27 at 2200, RHC Spanish again on unlisted
frequency I logged before on one date only, May 1 at 0020. Is //
weaker 9535, and at 2236 check // 11760, but 9640 is something else in
Spanish, i.e. CRI via Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN, land of imprisoning and
brainwashing Uighurs, Commies vs Commies when RHC is on proper
frequency 9640 instead of 9340, evidently another keypad slipdigit
punchup error. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Also Commies vs
Commies on 9340 where the only listee is CNR1 jamming/Sound of Hope,
but none of that audible now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. 5800, May 28 at 0100, RTI Spanish via WRMI is still
here, opening the May 27 program; while last night we found all the
0200 RTI Spanish frequencies had been usurped by Freedom Synergy Radio
in English. At 0130, 5800 again switches to FSR (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, May 27 at 2156, apparently local blob of noise here
vs NSS RTTY but no carrier detected from VOT now or at 2202. By 2224
under the QRM I do have a carrier and trace of TRT modulation.
Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2035 monitoring: not confirmed Wed May 27 at
2100 on 7490v, since WBCQ is off the air, as reported in next item.

Confirmed UT Thu May 28 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, good via Rochester SDR,
VP into OK.

Next WOR 2036 should be ready by early UT Friday May 29, for first
WRMI broadcast at 2200 on 9955.

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from William Hassig, Mount
Prospect IL, who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at
yahoo.com PayPal not necessarily US funds as they will convert.

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, May 22, WOR)

** U S A. 7490, Wed May 27 at 2051, no signal from WBCQ and still
missing after 2100 instead of WORLD OF RADIO`s only broadcast on this
frequency. At 2201 I notice that the Super-station 9330 is also OFF!
Must be some serious problems at Monticello. As of 0010 UT May 28, no
May 27 twits from AW; his latest dated May 26 was promoting ``more
great programming`` on 3265 at 9 pm [EDT = 0100 UT]. Guess what, there
is NO info about what programming that may be at
http://wbcq.com/schedule/index.php?fn=sked&freq=3265
And under summer bandnoise conditions, 3265 range is very limited.
Coincidentally I am getting some huge spurblobs on the 7 and 9 MHz
band, tempted to think they could be out-of-order WBCQs, but surely
not, as not heard on SDRs in TX or VA; see UNIDENTIFIED. 7490v is back
on air at 0045 UT May 28 check with rock music but 9330 is still off
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, May 27 at 1452, KVOH back on after about two weeks`
absence, S9/+10 with gospel music and Spanish alabanzas; as before, a
few Hz on the minus side. I asked Ray Robinson to explain about the
``Shoffner-Harris`` transmitter designated on their website:

``Hi, Glenn. What you are hearing is the RCA running at 50 kW. The
'Shoffner Harris' is the transmitter we acquired from WTWW (who got it
from KTWR in Guam). It was originally a Harris SW100 (not SW100A or
B), with many components missing or damaged beyond repair. Over the
past five years, it has been radically modified by our chief engineer,
Jim Shoffner, and has thus become a rather unique machine. In
recognition of Jim's efforts, our president, John Tayloe, dubbed it
the 'Shoffner Harris'. It is still being worked on, but at this point,
it is not yet on the air. Ray Robinson, Strategic Communications
Group, http://www.voiceofhope.com Voice of Hope World Radio Network``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7330-7350, May 27 at 2051, horrible wideband blob of
extremely distorted audio, the cadence of continuous rapid speech but
totally unintelligible in AM or FM modes, let alone SSB. Separate from
and stronger than Grimesland DRM centred on 7345. I tune around and
find more of same thing, very approx. ranges: 7650-7720 peaking 7680
or 7690; weaker ones 6935-6970-6995, and circa 6610, 6260, 5900. At
2156 checking 9830 for Turkey, another such blob has landed here, and
circa 9470.

Since WBCQ is AWOL from both 7490v and 9330.00, I wonder if those
transmitters could be extremely out of order; but surely not, as at
2237 VA and TX SDRs are not hearing any of these. Must be something
local, and I sure hope temporary. The ``modulation`` does not match
any of our three AM talk stations on 960, 1390 or 1640, compared at
2242.

Not rechecked until 0115 May 28: blobs in the above 7 and 9 MHz ranges
are still there! And I tune around WOOB to find some more altho not as
strong, circa: 8400, 8760, 9115, 10200, 10550. I don`t see any pattern
relating these frequency/ranges (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13658-USB, May 27 at 1350, 2-way INTRUDERS, very weak,
not Spanish, intonation somewhat like Brazilian but not that either
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0152 UT May 28

 

Glenn Hauser logs May 26-27, 2020  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 27 2020

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 4885, May 26 at 0606, JBA carrier. It`s rather too early
for the Korean clandestine to be propagating, and besides, Ron Howard
reports it`s on 4880 this week. 4885 overnight used to be a standout
frequency for Rádio Clube do Pará, sometimes even with a SAH from the
other ZY, always weaker Rdif. Acreana, Rio Branco, altho WRTH 2020
shows them both not on the air 24 hours. So what is this signal now,
Acreana, or Pará on reduced power? Aoki does show Pará 24 hours, and
Acreana off 0400-0900.

On May 23, Eduard Korsakov in Moskva asked the DXLD yg, ``Clube do
Pará is off air on 4885 kHz (due to COVID-19?) for a while. Is it
planned reactivation?`` Not sure how he concluded it was off.

So I have been checking Brasil KiwiSDRs as night approaches after 2030
UT May 26: Closest is the one at Boa Vista, 1434 km = 891 statute
miles city-to-city, but the local on 4875 has terrible audio and wide
splatter blocking 4885. Almost as close is the one at Caruaru,
Pernambuco, 1581 km = 983 stmi, and on this one I do have a VP signal
in Brasilian, which is surely Pará rather than Acreana, much further
on the other side of Brasil --- and besides, the KiwiSDR nearest that,
in Vilhena has nothing but noise on 4885.

Back on Caruaru, at 2059 reception is no better, sounds like an
enthusiastic produced ID with music but I can`t copy a single word for
sure. Perhaps later hearage by this one will improve to confirm it`s
Pará even with a degraded signal? No, at 2157 there is still a carrier
but no audio in the noise.

At 2206 I try 4885 on the superior tho further Pardinho SP SDR, 2405
km = 1495 stmi due south in the dark, and now there is almost readable
Brazilian talk, news, likely official hour on most/many stations, A
Voz do Brasil without local IDs. By 0054 UT May 27 recheck, Pardinho
has only a JBA carrier which could be Acreana if Pará now be off for
the evening (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. MUST SEE! If you haven`t already and can spare almost two
hours, especially if you ever listened to RCI on SW; and most
especially if you ever broadcast over it! Or even as an appreciation
of *all* the now destroyed SW stations. Mick Delmage reminds us:

``[WOR] Amanda Dawn Christie's "Spectres of Shortwave" about the
closure and demolish of the Radio Canada International transmitter
site near Sackville, NB. is now free to enjoy from May 26 to Monday
June 1st 6PM EDT.
https://en.dazibao.art/online
Enjoy 73 Mick Delmage``

I bring it up at 23 UT May 26; it`s on Vimeo; not clear what the 6 pm
EDT refer to, when it stops June 1? Not taking any chances, I watch it
straight thru. Presumably one could play, stop, pause or resume it
whenever during the week`s availability window.

There are many different narrating voices, but we never see a one of
them, in fact hardly any humans during the entire film. Nor are they
named before the closing credit roll. Lots of shots of the towers,
inside the buildings, highway travel, etc. Final narration is by Marc
Montgomery breaking up as he says goodbye on the final transmission,
and then during the last quarter with only the guy-wire-strumming?
undercurrent accompanying, the towers start falling, excruciatingly,
one by one (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR-1 jammer survey, May 26 at 1440-1450: 14700 & 14500 JBA
carriers; 12820 S3-S5; 12580 JBA; 11150 S9/+10; 11100 JBA carrier;
11070 S6-S9; 10920 JBA. All these listed in Aoki/NDXC as jammers of
Sound of Hope, except: 14700 and 12560. EiBi has 12560 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** ITALY [non]. 14580, May 26 at 1757, JBA carrier via UTwente SDR, as
7290 is already on with open carrier prior to IRRS broadcast via
mystery/unknown/secret site. Wolfgang Bueschel had already reported
the harmonic. Ivo Ivanov, who has no connexion with Spaceline, the
present Bulgarian SW company, has long maintained that this could not
be via that site as all three transmitters are occupied, so Romania?
But Alexander Busneag says RRI scheduling shows all their transmitters
are also in use elsewhere at this hour. Ivo has often pinned various
clandestine or other emissions on ``Secretbrod``, = Kostinbrod, the SW
site near Sofia, some 20 km from him, if he can hear them on second
harmonic.

Today on same broadcast he recorded 7290 and several switches to 14580
where same audio could be barely heard at times. But he says 7290 is
not very strong at his location, which it should be?

``SECRETLAND, NEXUS IRRS EGR/UNR and AWR Wavescan#587 via SPL
Secretbrod on May 26
1800-1830 on 7290 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Tue
EGR/UNR+2nd harmonic 14580, weak
1830-1900 on 7290 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Tue WS#586+2nd
harmonic 14580, weak:
BUT signal on 7290 is not strong and 2nd harmonic is weak here, around
20 km from Secretbrod

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2020/05/irrs-egrunr-wavescan587-via-spl.html
--
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLfmLlGztrY&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWO_s5vcnT8&feature=youtu.be
73! Ivo Ivanov``

His 7290 recordings also clearly exhibit the ``RTTY`` warble
especially during breaks in program modulation, same as I hear via
UTwente. He reluctantly? agrees that 7290 is probably from Secretbrod
even tho he thinx all their transmitters are otherwise occupied.

So I wonder if it could be from some other site in Bulgaria, mainly
utility, where there is also RTTY bleeding into 7290?

Another factor leading to Bulgaria instead of Romania is the bandwidth
of 7290 compared to other known frequencies of both countries, per
Wolfgang Bueschel: almost 12 kHz wide from 7290 and Bulgarians, only
almost 10 kHz from Romanians (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. WRMI distributed this notice May 25:

``Freedom Synergy Radio - New Program on WRMI

Beginning Monday, May 25, WRMI will broadcast a new program called
Freedom Synergy Radio. The program, which will be in English and
Spanish, will advocate for Taiwan, Republic of China.

Freedom Synergy Radio will air on WRMI at 9:30-10:30 pm Eastern
Daylight Time Monday through Friday (0130-0230 UTC Tuesday-Saturday)
on 5800 kHz beamed primarily to the Caribbean and on WRMI’s Internet
stream. It will also be heard at 10:00-11:00 am Eastern Daylight Time
(1400-1500 UTC) Monday-Friday only on the Internet stream, which can
be heard at www.wrmi.net and on popular radio streaming services such
as TuneIn, Streema and Radio.Garden.

Reception reports are welcome and will be answered with a WRMI QSL
card by regular mail. Reports can be sent to info@wrmi.net or they can
be submitted online on our web page, www.wrmi.net. They can also be
sent by regular postal mail to WRMI, P.O. Box 526852, Miami, Florida
33152 USA.

http://www.freedomsynergy.world --- You can find more information
about Freedom Synergy Radio on their website``

To which I replied on the WOR iog: ``So that replaces R. Prague in
English at 0130 and Radio Taiwan International in Spanish at 0200 on
5800. However, RTI remains on 5010, 7780, 9395; and Prague at 0130
remains on 9395 per current webgrid not yet showing Synergy, which is
also, of course, anti-PRC. But who is really behind this? Address in
Coral Gables - - gh``

I missed the first broadcasts UT May 26 but monitor them UT May 27: at
0130, FSR is on 5800 in English, not Spanish for a 30-minute program,
and found also // stronger 9395, contrary to the above. Begins with
recent news such as inauguration of Taiwan president, against China`s
attempts at ``colonization`` of Taiwan, which was never part of PRC.
YL host has slight Spanish accent, not Chinese. After song next topic
at 0141 is what a great tourist destination Taiwan is, told in first
person, reminds her of Hawaii. Goes on and on until 0156, ID and
website ending program, 0157 WRMI fill music.

Still on both 5800 and 9395, 0159.5 Spanish IDs by Alfonso Montealegre
& Jaime Báguena, and 0200 start *another* English semihour by FSR, not
Spanish, but with different content, 0210 about how Taiwan should be
recognized instead of China. But wait --- from 0200 not on two
frequencies but four, adding // 5010 & 7780 very poor signals here. So
this completely replaces Radio Taiwan International which had been in
Spanish at 0200 on all four. Maybe RTI retain 5800 an hour earlier at
0100-0130 when I did not check. WRMI websked grid still has not been
updated to show anything from Freedom Synergy Radio. With a snazzy
generic name like that, why should it be limited to propagandizing
Taiwan?

Also note that Jeff says the 0130-0230 FSR broadcast on 5800 is also
on WRMI webcast --- that normally means the 9955 System B stream, so
cut into that only for FSR? or otherwise? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2035 monitoring, next:
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from William Hassig, Mount
Prospect IL, who sent a contribution via PayPal to woradio at
yahoo.com PayPal not necessarily US funds as they will convert.

One may also contribute by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, May 22, WOR)

** U S A. 3215, May 26 at 0609, dead air except for some hum and
always squeal from WWCR-1, instead of Brother Scare who continues
unabated on 4840. This happens again and again; mis-programming of
automation? as if I should care. One less frequency for nonsense, and
more $ $ $ down the drain (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0323 UT May 27

 

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