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Glenn Hauser logs January 16-17, 2021  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 17 2021

Hauser
** ALBANIA [non]. 5850, Saturday January 16 at 2300, WRMI is OFF;
while on Thursday we had R. Tirana relay VG; secret airing when it
happen, not on the WRMI skedgrid. Tirana programs in English
supposedly occur 6 days a week except Sundays; I had just heard it
ending at 2300 on 7780 before WOR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13562 approx., Jan 17 at 1519, S4-S5 FMish spurblob from
S9+10/20 RHC 13700.0-AM at, at ~69 kHz intervals today while
first-order circa 13631 is S6-S7. Also on plus side, 13769 but much
stronger than 13838. So the regular spurblob-producing transmitter is
back instead of the weaker off-frequency-minus one. But earlier today
these reports:

Wolfgang Büschel: ``At 1318 UT noted the odd frequency fail
transmitter at Bauta (tx #2nd of total six transmitters at Bauta site)
on 6099.908 kHz``

Ivo Ivanov: ``Radio Habana Cuba on very odd frequency 13700v kHz,
January 17 from 1355 on 13699.8 BAU 100 kW / 310 deg to WNAm Spanish,
ex 13700. 13700 kHz is scheduled in B-20 RHC 1400-1600, but off air at
1405 UT`` --- so after that they changed transmitters and came back on
as 13700 also heard by Ivo on remotes after 1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** GERMANY [and non]. 9670, Jan 17 at 0040, Channel 292 publicized to
stay on air all-night; no good direct, but via NE USA SDRs, poor rock
and fast SAH; 0059 ID as OHR Radio. Not a good idea to confront
co-channel CNR1 jamming and/or VOA Tibetan via Thailand until 0100,
then switching to RFA Tibetan via Tajikistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SCOTLAND [non]. 7570, Sat Jan 16 at 2327, WRMI with classical piano
music --- yes, it`s a new airing of `Encore`, news to us as well as to
Brice; VG here on the 315-beam. But this does now show on the WRMI
skedgrid so maybe it`s not just a fluke/temp. However, the 0100 UT
Sunday airing on 7780 is pre-empted(?) by ``KTMS``. What about 5850,
did I miss checking the usual //? Next encore is UT Mon 03-04 on 5950
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Jan 17 at 1519, JBA signal of 1.8-milliwatt HIFER
beacon, K6FRC in Patterson CA; fortunately today`s spurblobs from RHC
13700 are at ~69 kHz intervals, second-order landing just far enough
away circa 13562 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2069 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
January 16 starting at 2036 on WA0RCR, the Gateway 160 Meter Radio
Newsletter, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, VG via local KB0FX SDR.

Also confirmed Sat Jan 16 at 2240 the new 2230 airing on WRMI 9955,
good S9+20 direct with no jamming heard; at 2258 via Bonaire SDR,
S6-S9 above lite jamming.

Also confirmed Sat Jan 16 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, immediately following
R. Tirana relay, S9/+15 at UTwente, Holland SDR.

Also confirmed UT Sun Jan 17 at 0434 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, about 27
minutes into, so started early circa 0407, S9+10/30 vs high local
noise level. Next:

2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1901vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 [to resume?] to SSE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [still needs confirmation]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 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 Brandon Jordan, TN, for a contribution via PayPal
to woradio at yahoo.com and commenting: ``Heya Glenn. Thanks for all
you do for us SWDX’ers`` - also tnx to Brandon for the rx I use most.

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

** U S A. 7780, UT Sun Jan 17 at 0100, S7/S9+10 via Maine SDR, WRMI
with a minute of beeps, music box IS, and special broadcast of
``KTMS`` instead of `Encore`; 0106 ID claims to be country music, but
seems mixed with other genres, 0123 ``Wichita Lineman`` (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR) WRMI: see also ALBANIA [non]; SCOTLAND [non]

** U S A. (5085), UT Sun Jan 17 from 0129, not even trying WTWW-2 on
distorted, monophonic SW, rather $ tereo webcast to find `Theater Organ
Under The Arch`, ``all George Wright`` recordings instead of Bob Heil
himself; segués, no announcements until penultimate wrapup at 0157,
finishing at 0201, as usual always slightly beyond 30 minutes (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9366.5-USB, Jan 17 at 0047, 2-way in Spanish poor, while
31m broadcasters are just about dead, even RHC, WRMI and WBCQ (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1945 UT January 17

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 16, 2021  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 16 2021

Hauser
** CUBA. 13699.812, Jan 16 at 1541, RHC off-frequency again, S8-S9; as
heard yesterday but not in time to measure. As in previous report, was
also askew on 9699.879 at 0227. Both also weaker than normal, and
lacking spurblobs on 13 MHz, suspect a totally different transmitter
has been substituted. Meanwhile, Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria found another
such: 6099.86 at 12-14. He thinx the same Bauta transmitter would be
on 15140v from 19 in Arabic, 20 in English; but at 1739 and 1940, it`s
within a fraxion of 1 Hz from 15140.00 per Bonaire SDR (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2069 monitoring: barely confirmed
Saturday January 16 at 1320-1329 on WRMI 15770 - JBA but continuous
talk and sounds like my intonation, nothing readable. Next:

2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [new; to be confirmed]
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 [to resume?] to SSE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [still needs confirmation]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 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 Brandon Jordan, TN, for a contribution via PayPal
to woradio at yahoo.com and commenting: ``Heya Glenn. Thanks for all
you do for us SWDX’ers`` - also tnx to Brandon for the rx I use most.

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


** U S A. 9395, Jan 16 at 0740, WRMI with Supreme Master TV, in
English, S9+20, citing programming in Hong Kong time --- how helpful.
Here`s the latest 24-hour schedule for SMTV updated Jan 15, hopping
frequencies and transmitters and antennas, always one at a time, UT:
00 5800 160; 01 4980 285; 07 9395 355; 10 4980 285; 11 7570 315; 14
15770 44; 20 9395 355; 22 5800 160 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Just watched this on OETA, highly recommended; SW angle:

``The Codebreaker --- Wife. Mother. Secret American Hero.

Based on the book The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love,
Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies, The
Codebreaker reveals the fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman,
the groundbreaking cryptanalyst whose painstaking work to decode
thousands of messages for the U.S. government would send infamous
gangsters to prison in the 1930s and bring down a massive,
near-invisible Nazi spy ring in WWII. Her remarkable contributions
would come to light decades after her death, when secret government
files were unsealed. But together with her husband, the legendary
cryptologist William Friedman, Elizebeth helped develop the methods
that led to the creation of the powerful new science of cryptology and
laid the foundation for modern codebreaking today.

Aired January 11, 2021 --- Watch Film:
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/codebreaker/
or repeats may still be running this week on your PBS station
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6200+, Jan 16 at 1742, into TWR Bonaire Kiwi SDR, steady
S5 noisy RC/USB signal with peppy Spanish songs and brief
announcements; 1759, ``es la una``, ID as ``ROCV en 6,200 kHz``. SAM
mode shows slight fluxuation up to 12 Hz plus; sometimes jumping to
400-500 Hz range, perhaps confused by unheard QRM. Still the same at
1940 recheck.

Totally daytime; employing distancefromto.net for distance El Tigre to
Kralendijk, first try with those names and countries is totally wrong,
393 km, map pointing to a spot just east of Lake Maracaibo, while El
Tigre is really SE of Caracas, S of Cumaná, Barcelona and Puerto la
Cruz, midway to Ciudad Bolívar. Then I insert the state, Anzoátegui to
get it right: 569 km = 354 statute miles. Always inspect the map to be
sure it`s not a spurious result. Have seen no reports yet of hearing
its alternate frequency 7375 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

TIPS FOR RATIONAL LIVING

Opinion editor's pick COLUMN:
In the face of a reckoning, white supremacists, enablers cry 'Unity,
unity!' --- James Neal | Enid News & Eagle Jan 15, 2021

... if you want to understand why this evil persists in a nation
populated by people — of all colors — who are mostly not white
supremacists, consider the words of that master-insurgent, Mao Zedong:
“The guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the
sea.”

https://www.enidnews.com/opinion/column-in-the-face-of-a-reckoning-white-supremacists-enablers-cry-unity-unity/article_2759f918-569d-11eb-8975-9f32ec1f6f1c.html
(via gh)

This report dispatched at 2011 UT January 16

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 15-16, 2021  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 16 2021

Hauser
** CUBA. 9699.879, Jan 16 at 0227, RHC English way off-frequency and
relatively weak S5-S7; same as happened this morning to 13700-minus
before I could measure it, surely same transmitter. This kind of
anomaly rarely happens, but has before to make things more
interesting. All other RHC frequencies checked are within a few Hz of
nominal. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 5870-5875-5880, Jan 15 at *2330-2400*, RFI DRM cuts on and
off at these precise minutes, not *2300. I set up Bonaire SDR early,
tuned for DRM and heard silence until 2330. Then there was music, and
after 2333 mostly H&F discussion in French, only S7-S8 but enough, few
if any dropouts, labeled: S/N 14.7 dB; mode B; Chan 10 kHz; 16 QAM;
8.08 kbps; TDF. Did not check Jan 14; see detailed discussion in
previous report (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Jan 15 at 2301, still no signal from REE`s North
American beam when English should be airing on Friday. Several others
have noticed it missing for a few days, maybe because of massive
snowstorm? I`m checking via Bonaire SDR. But there is a VP S4-S6
signal on 11940, the South American beam which should be much better
there; recognizing the casual voice of Justin Coe but not whatever he
be saying (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2069 monitoring; next:
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [new; to be confirmed]
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 [to resume?]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 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 Brandon Jordan, TN, for a contribution via PayPal
to woradio at yahoo.com and commenting: ``Heya Glenn. Thanks for all
you do for us SWDX’ers`` - also tnx to Brandon for the rx I use most.

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

** VENEZUELA. 6200-RCUSB, Jan 16 at 0001, frenetic music with
voiceovers, VP S4 to Bonaire SDR nearby where ROCV should be better.
No one else has mentioned that this is on USB only, no LSB, but with
reduced carrier detectable by off-minus tuning, just like 6906v was,
same transmitter presumably. When tuned in Synch AM mode, carrier
offset is shown varying up to 8 Hz mostly on the plus side. By 0007
has improved to S5-S6; by 0205, JBA S3 music in USB, so not yet
Tibet.

Oh2, at 0217 Jan 16, I am checking 6200 direct but mainly hearing
two-way in Spanish on USB above the JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 16 at
0241-0244: this time I am tuning the MW band in AM mode, 10 kHz steps,
merely noting where I can detect a 1 kHz het, and not bothering to
ascertain whether it`s above or below the domestic frequencies, but
well-assuming these: 711, 819, 891, 909, 981, 1089, 1179. I would also
have expected at least 531 and 621, but bottom of band suffers high
line noise level peak (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0511 UT January 16

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 15, 2021  View Printable Version 
Friday, January 15 2021

Hauser
** CANADA. 242-MCW kHz, Jan 15 at 0724 UT, dash and XC, 500-watt ND
beacon at Cranbrook, BC; mixed with FS and EL, see USA. Distance to
Enid: only 2051 km = 1274 stmi since it`s in the SE corner, but new
here.

244-MCW kHz, Jan 15 at 0724 UT, dash and TH, 1000-watt NDB at
THompson, Manitoba; axually further than XC, due north at 2152 km =
1337 stmi. DXinfocentre has nothing else anywhere on 244, clear
channel (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9965, Jan 15 at 1607, rather strong pulse and noise jamming
against nothing; is it DentroCuban Jamming Command paranoia,
incompetence or really holding a grudge? Radio República via Costa
Rica drew the jamming here originally. That was last heard exactly 10
years ago! Currently the only occupant of 9965 is Palau and not at
this hour (and no jam now on 9955, despite WRMI being off) (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13699.9 approx., Jan 15 at 1556, bandscan finds poor
off-frequency-minus music, but cuts off at 1557* before I can finish
measuring it. Surely RHC, one of the less frequent
something`s-always-wrongers, but has happened before. Nothing left,
not even TOMBulgaria, supposedly 13700 at 1400-1800 per Aoki/NDXC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 255-MCW kHz, Jan 15 at 0725 UT, SW, Stillwater NDB is
finally back on the air. Checked nightly since last heard Dec 31. Jan
1 snowstorm may have knocked it off.

341-MCW kHz, Jan 15 at 0703 UT, EI, Enid NDB is finally back on air.
Checked nightly/daily since last heard Jan 2. I wonder if the same
engineer/entity were responsible for reactivating both at about the
same time. Both 25 watts, and altho further, SW always sounds louder
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15205.059, Jan 15 at 1603, JBA signal from Riyadh as
scheduled 1545-1757 per Aoki/NDXC; typically askew. There`s no shame
if your receiver cannot measure beyond the decimal point; but if it
can, you should do so (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 242-MCW kHz, Jan 15 at 0719 UT, ND beacon EL, which is 400
watts from, where ELse, EL Paso, Texas, a new one here. I was tuned to
240-USB. BTW there is also an LE on 242, Lexington KY.

On 242 itself at 0724 UT, I am hearing 3-way mix at different pitches
of EL; FS = 400 watts from Sioux Falls SD, normally the only/dominant;
and XC, see CANADA.

347-MCW kHz, Jan 15 at 0732 UT, NDB AFK, which is 25 watts from
Nebraska City, NE (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also OKLAHOMA

** SINGAPORE. 7355, Jan 15 at 1609, Korean at S9/+10, the SSOB by far
once 7490 WWCR begone; i.e., BBC via Kranji at 1530-1830 carrying on
far beyond NK and why isn`t it jammed? Per my NGS globe with geometer,
the 250 kW, 25-degree beam then crosses southern Alaska, central BC,
MT, WY and within a couple degrees of hitting Enid head-on (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. If you miss the hot-off-the-press Thursday evening
first airing of WORLD OF RADIO, UT Friday at 0130 on WRMI 5850 & 7780,
you have to wait until Saturday morning for the next SW chance; unless
accessed otherwise such as via website or podcast. Next 2069s:

1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [new; to be confirmed]
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 [to resume?]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 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 Brandon Jordan, TN, for a contribution via PayPal
to woradio at yahoo.com and commenting: ``Heya Glenn. Thanks for all
you do for us SWDX’ers`` -- and tnx to Brandon for the rx I use most.

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

** U S A. 13655-13660, Jan 15 at 1654, another try to tell what`s on
the WINB DRM. VG noise here as usual, so I try the Omaha KiwiSDR; S/N
varying around 12 dB, not enough altho S9+5; labeled 8.28 kbps, mode
B, Chan 5 kHz; never mind what`s on the rest of it, 13650-13655.
Occasional bits decode; 1656 a few more giving 504 area code,
Fellowship-something, .LA.org. 1658 ``Over the Rainbow`` music and
WINB ID, 1700 YL starts another gospel huxter, but cut off the air*.
Looking thru the program list at WINB.com I find none with Fellowship
in their name (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6200, Jan 15 at 0713, S2-S3 of music, presumed ROCV
reactivated on new frequency, as first reported by Manuel Méndez.
Apparently runs all-night; alternate frequency to be 7375. Per
Aoki/NDXC the only other 6200s to beware of are: Tibet from 2050 to
1805 including English at 0700 --- but that`s circa noon there; and
Voice of Jinling, Nanjing, China at 12-15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1927 UT January 15

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 14-15, 2021  View Printable Version 
Friday, January 15 2021

Hauser
** ALBANIA [non]. 5850, Jan 14 at 2302, R. Tirana via WRMI, news in
English, OM caster has a distinctive sing-song tonality. 2309 on to
mailbag with YL host, first from Richard Novak who reported this
transmission in September; then someone else from October, 5850 at
2300-2329 specifically mentioned. Also plans for Xmas programming, so
this may be a very old playback; I had not noticed any news items
which could be outdated or not. Explaining how Albanians are not so
much into celebrating Xmas like western Europeans, after years of
Commie suppression --- and Orthodoxy, Islam? 2316 on to a song.

The thing is, I was not aware of this broadcast, and neither is the
WRMI skedgrid for System H which is blank 7 days a week during this
slot! Yet apparently listeners have been running across it for months.
5850 is not in WRTH 2021 either, but other WRMI relays including 2230
on 7780 most days of the week, which I have been hearing. At 2300 too
much else is going on, such as Spain and Turkey in English, and for
me, BBC World News America on PBS/OETA.

This was like-a-local on the caradio since it`s aimed right at us; we
were on the way back from an out-of-town appointment to get our
Moderna vaccination #1. BTW within a few blox of the US 81 joint
antenna site inside Enid of LPFMs on 94.3 and 99.9, we got heavy FM
QRM to 5850 --- just overload, or does their separation of 5.6 MHz
have something to do with that? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 376-MCW kHz, Jan 14 at 0725 UT, ND beacon dash and YAG, 40
watts from Fort Frances, Ontario. Last logged Nov 17, 2020 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR) See USA for 3 more logs this session

** FRANCE [and non]. 5875-DRM, Jan 14 at 2330, I`m too busy to check
another night for RFI test, but meanwhile ideas about it have come in
to the WOR iog.

Alan Gale points out that a round-the-world yacht race is underway,
and since TDF has previously broadcast SW specials for such races,
this could be related, pure speculation.

This from Michel Fremy: ``Radio France International in DRM. TDF
performs irregular DRM broadcast tests during the month of January:
from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on 7405 kHz; from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on 9900 Khz;
from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on 15285 kHz; from 3:05 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
on 9905 kHz and from 11 p.m. to midnight on 5875 kHz. These are data
broadcasts mainly for tests of the DRMCAST system for ships.

The programs are broadcast by the Issoudun transmitter center (hours
in UTC). These emissions were not recorded in the HFCC Winter
database. Regular Radio France International [DRM] broadcasts continue
24 hours a day on 3965 kHz from Issoudun with 10 kW and an
omnidirectional antenna.
-
https://www.media-radio.info
https://www.facebook.com/Radiosdumonde/
Michel FREMY``

Those times convert to 24h UT: 13-17 7405, 12-15 9900, 1430-1530
15285, 1505-1530 9905, 23-24 5875 -- but as I have noted, the last one
starts later, maybe 2330.

As for my remarx about DRM schedules on KiwiSDR players, Chris
Mackerell, NZ replies:

Hi Glenn, "They" in this case is myself as the maintainer of the
database that serves the schedules such as
https://www.drmrx.org/drm-broadcasts-bargraph-display/
and that feed into the KiwiSDR network.

"They" get their information from reports on various mailing lists,
in forums such as drmrx.org and "DRM Heard" KiwiSDR forum, and HFCC,
plus my own monitoring. I have them in the database as TDF since that
is what shows in the ID tag.

These TDF DRMcast tests have been heard on & off for several months
and I assume they are just transmitter tests, as with the sporadic
appearances by CNR on various odd frequencies, but I've had no
response from TDF or RFI. 73 Chris`` Mackerell (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF
RADIO 2069)

** U S A. 257-MCW kHz, Jan 14 at 0712 UT, ND beacon JYR, which is 25
watts from eclipse-land, York, Nebraska. Last logged Nov 29, 2020.

269-MCW kHz, Jan 14 at 0714 UT, ND beacon BEX, which is 25 watts from
Bloomfield, Iowa; I was tuned to 267-USB. Last logged a bimonth ago,
Nov 12; all these not often heard.

426-MCW kHz, Jan 14 at 0732 UT, ND beacon IZS, 25 watts from
Montezuma, Georgia. Last logged October 27 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2068 monitoring: confirmed UT
Thursday January 14 at 0130 on WRMI 5010 - only, no //s, S9/+10 VG to
Bonaire SDR.

WORLD OF RADIO 2069 contents: Algeria non, Canada, China, Colombia,
Cyprus, Czechia non, Ethiopia non, France, Germany, India, Japan,
Korea South & North, Madagascar, Malaysia, Netherlands non, New
Zealand, Perú, Romania, Sudan, Taiwan non, Turkey, USA, Vanuatu,
Vatican, Venezuela; dating and DXing; and the propagation outlook
[egret a few upcuts of myvoice happening when in too big a hurry]

WOR 2069 is available as of 0054 UT Friday January 15, 2021
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2069.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2069.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [new]
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 [to resume?]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 USA.

First airing of WOR 2069 confirmed UT Friday January 15 at 0130 on
WRMIs: 5850 VG S9+40 steady to Missouri SDR; and 7780, fair S7-S9 to
UTwente SDR, Holland (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835 & 7890, Jan 14 at 0733, JBA carriers from presumed
R. Vanuatu, third and second harmonix of 3945, which has just been
reactivated per Manuel Méndez; Ron Howard says they switched from 7260
to 3945 at 0600; no harmonix heard from the former, but why not? Maybe
too high at night, 14520, but check it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO
2069)

This report dispatched at 0553 UT January 15

 

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