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Glenn Hauser logs December 14-15, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 15 2019

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 4925, Dec 15 at 0021, JBA talk at S8 vs noise level of S9.
Presumably the only known station on frequency, Rádio Educação Rural,
Tefé, Amazonas; not anything from Asia as first suspected (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4875+, Dec 15 at 0144, Brazuguese talk and music, S8-S9,
very slightly on plus side, i.e. Rdif. Roraima, Boa Vista (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 317 kHz, Dec 15 at 0226, dash and VC, 1000-watt ND beacon
at La Ronge, Saskatchewan.

326 kHz, Dec 15 at 0230 UT, dash and VV, 133-watt NDB at Wiarton,
Ontario, which http://www.dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm says is among those
to be decommissioned 2020-03-26. I was tuned to 325 USB. When tuned to
326 instead hearing AAA, supposed to be on 329; see U S A (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7293-7294, Dec 15 at 1545, FMish spurblob with Chinese
mixture // 7300-AM, which is a CNR1 jammer vs RTI frequency. No match
on the opposite side. Not to be confused with the Vietnam +8 kHz spur
from 7285 which finishes at 1330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7335, Dec 15 at 1907, Chinese music, not Firedragon, S6-S7.
Scheduled is CRI Portuguese via Jinhua site; i.e. nothing but music
fill for months, probably same as heard after 2300 on 6100, 13650 via
Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Dec 15 at 0020, R. Rebelde, S9+10 of dead air; and
still so at 0246 recheck. Is no one paying attention at the studio or
transmitter? Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5820, Dec 15 at 0242, JBA carrier where nothing is listed,
can`t pull any audio, but I recently computed this as a potential
leapfrog mixing product at Quivicán/Titán, 6180 CRI Chinese relay over
6000 RHC English, another 180 kHz below.

Harold Frodge, MI DXpedition, has also reported: ``UNKNOWNISTAN: 5820,
0128, 12/7; EE feature on the world economy, socialism vs capitalism &
mentioned Cuba. Co-ch SS QRM, not //6060 RHC. Nothing in EiBi or Aoki
(Frodge-DXP)`` RHC English could include Spanish bits.

5820 should contain the following: 01-02 CRI English & RHC English;
02-03 CRI Chinese & RHC English. Coincidentally two other frequencies
could also leap to 5820, 6000 & 5910, another 90 kHz down: 03-04 CRI
English & RHC English; 03-04 CRI Cantonese & RHC English. Reverse
leaps would be 6360 then 6090 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** SINGAPORE. 7355, Dec 15 at 1544, BBC Korean is S9+20, carrying on
very well far beyond the target from Kranji; no jamming audible,
scheduled 1530-1830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, Sat Dec 14 at 2330, checking VOT via
UTwente SDR, `Turkish Cuisine` recipe show, VG signal but with
considerable LAH, i.e. from PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi, in Chinese, which is
always off-frequency-minus; Aoki says it starts at 2310. Its LAH even
more of a problem an hour later against the weekly Mighty Farty KBC
via Germany; but neither bothered much over here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 7445, Dec 15 at 1910, BBCWS in English about Algeria,
Mali, S8-S9 this early via MADAGASCAR, scheduled 15-20, 250 kW at 315
degrees inadvertently also USward. Some collisions, such as IRAN also
in English at 1520-1620, but that may be about to self-destruct (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 326? kHz, Dec 15 at 0727, ND beacon ID as AAA; only such
call listed is supposed to be on 329 kHz, 25 watts from Lincoln IL =
`Abraham Lincoln`. Not unusual to tune something 1 kHz off, but 3? The
town of Lincoln is on I-55 NE of Springfield, halfway to Bloomington
IL. When tuned to 325, I heard VV in Ontario, listed as 326; see
CANADA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Dec 15 at 1454, K6FRC HIFER beacon from Patterson
CA is JBA, but usually no trace whenever checked, tuning by. I only
hear it around this time of day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2012 monitoring: confirmed UT Sun Dec 15 at
0427 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, VG S9+20/30! About 12 minutes into so
started circa nominal 0415 despite late start on first airing. Next:
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to WNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Unique Radio, NSW website now says will be active Dec 25-26, and maybe
elsewhen, with WOR times as: Mon 0900 & 0930 on 5045-USB or 3210-USB?
Not clear. Wed and Fri 0900 on 5045-USB.

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085 and spur carriers 5072+, 5088-, Sat Dec 14 at 0128,
theatre organ while a few minutes earlier it was still ham stuff, so
must have just variably started on WTWW-2. Xmasmx with comments from
Bob Heil; lasts until 0157 when closing he remarx, `from our new
studio in Belleville, Illinois``. But is this really new or an
evergreen show? Is he still calling it `Theater Organ in the Ozarx`?
No doubt about Springfield MO area, but Belleville would really be
pushing beyond Ozarx. I soon had switched to $ tereo webcast which
has a new URL:
http://wtww.us/pages/listen-live/tx2.php
but don`t click on any link on that page or you`ll lose it
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Dec 15 at
0256-0300: 531, 558, 576, 675, 684, 693, 711(stronger), 738, 747,
774(2), 837(2), 882, 909, 999(2), 1008, 1017, 1026, 1053, 1062, 1089,
1179, 1215, 1431 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1520.7 approx., Dec 15 at 1912 UT, het upon KOKC; not
SAUDI ARABIA which would be exactly 1521.00, and probably KRHW
Sikeston MO previously off-frequency. Would be nice if someone nearby
or elsewhere in mid-America would measure what`s off.

BTW, after Saudi closes at 2230*, DXers in NE America have been
getting on 1521 the 500 kW CRI relay in EAST TURKISTAN, land of Uighur
brainwashing by the ChiCom (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7290, Dec 15 at 1906, JBA carrier this early, probably
IRRS via Romania(?). May be able to detect WOR direct until 1930 on
Dec 16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7475, Dec 15 at 0740, open carrier; also noted a few
hours earlier when looking for YHWH. Also at 1542 when OC is S9+10,
still at 1553, 1623, with some light clicking once per second. Maybe
it`s a ute in this shared band? Nothing heard from RFE/RL in Tajik via
Thailand scheduled at 1400-1700, and nothing is listed earlier.

7475, Dec 15 at 1910, carrier with trace of mod? Should now be Radio
Thailand`s English hour direct to Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1955 UT December 15

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 14, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 15 2019

Hauser
** ALBANIA. 6020 & 9570, Dec 14 at 0215, no signals from CRI relays;
Ivo Ivanov has noted many earlier transmissions missing, but not all,
and was wondering about these after 2200. Apparently down for major
maintenance, maybe caused by recent earthquake (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALGERIA. 531, my comment that Jil-FM at 600 kW runs 30X the power
of 50 kW 750 WSB(AM!!). Ooops, it`s only 12X.

[non] And Greg Hardison replies about that: ``Glenn, it's not just
back there. KFBK/1530 [Sacramento] is doing the same thing out here in
California, touting "93.1 KFBK", while the original 50 kW on 1530
continues to plaster the entire West Coast. And yes, it is somewhat
irritating. -- GREG HARDISON`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6180, Dec 14 at 0213, heavy CCI, almost equal
signals from CRI via CUBA in Chinese and RNA in Brazuguese which has
suddenly decided to reactivate this transmitter, separate from 11780
which is *still* on in // and in the clear. Apparently oblivious of
the clash it will cause (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 14 at 0216, RHC English is suptorted while 6145 is
OK. It seems that 6000 normally starts at 0100, 6145 at 0200 or so.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Dec 14 at 0654, R. Rebelde music is S9+20 but
distorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 14 at 0656, RHC English is very undermodulated,
worse than 6100 & 6165 which are about the same merely undermodulated.
5040 is off already and so is 6060. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. Survey of North Korean jamming and/or
signals from Echo of Hope, etc., on jumparound frequencies, Dec 14 at
1347: 3910, 3935, 3990, 4450, 4557, 4890, 6250/6255, 6355, 6520, 6600,
9105 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 11560, Sat Dec 14 at 2106, Station YHWH is JBA,
S5-S6 vs noise level of S4-S5. Tnx to tip from Rick Barton, AZ, first
heard at 2000. My recheck at 2230, still going improved to S8, but now
can tell his modulation is suptorted. So that`s his third frequency so
far on the 25mb in latest round of radio-activity, after 11650, 11550
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. My hi local noise level is building up again, maybe
blamable on Xmas lighting in the neighborhood, altho unseems from as I
approach some with a portable. At 0100 UT Dec 14 as I am trying to
hear AAAWWW on 7490+v, the worst peak is 2.5-9.0 MHz, lesser around
12.0-13.8; later abated somewhat but likely to be problematic the rest
of the year (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11820.044V, Dec 14 at 2145, SBC Qur`aning beautiful
with a bit of reverb, better than we ever hear it direct. via UTwente,
sync reads out frequency as above, constantly varying by a few
hundredths of 1 Hz, mostly on the minus side. 2147 switch to plain
talk in Arabic but sounds sermonic. 2152 resumes recitations,
continuously past 2231 when I check 11820+ here to find a JBA carrier
only. Back via UTw, still Qur`aning past 2252 and starting to fade
somewhat even there. 2254 back to plain talk. 2300* cut off the air in
mid-word.

[non] Until 2200, I am simulwatching on PBS World channel via OETA
13-2, `Same God` about the persecution and dismissal of an Oklahoma
professor by Wheaton College, Illinois, favorite alma mater of radio
evangelists, for according Moslems equality with Christians:
https://samegodfilm.com/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2012 monitoring: confirmed UT Sat
Dec 14 after 0130 on WRMIs: 7780 S9 vs high noise level; 5850 S9+10/20
but HNL still audible; 5010 S9+10 slightly less noise but weaker
signal.

Not confirmed Sat Dec 14 at 1326 the secret 1300 on WRMI 15770, only a
JBA carrier but probably still WOR; did anyone hear it? By 1329 a
trace of music.

Confirmed Sat Dec 14 at 2050 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, 3 minutes into so
nominal 2030 started at 2047. R4 almost completely readable vs local
hi noise level; tnx to low winter sun allowing skywave this early.
Without the HNL it would have been fine. First timing might mean that
repeat be at least 17 minutes late? past 0415. Next:

0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to WNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Unique Radio, NSW website now says will be active Dec 25-26, and maybe
elsewhen, with WOR times as: Mon 0900 & 0930 on 5045-USB or 3210-USB?
Not clear. Wed and Fri 0900 on 5045-USB.

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. John H Carver, Jr. reports UT Dec 14 on WBCQ: ``Tonight's
AAWWW --- Very poor signal this evening but I can hear the theme song
for AAWWW on 5130 at 0102. Can hear no signal on 7490 or the other
classic frequencies. Can only copy bits and pieces of readable audio.
Transmitter went down a couple of times but came right back up. Signal
came up a bit at 0112 but still very noisy. Talk of technology and the
evolution of the dumbphone. Lots of talk about the advantages and
disadvantages of technology in our lives today. Among them the
inability to actually write with a pen and paper.

Allan said the superstation is working just fine with no problems and
they've added people to the staff up at the station. Still maintains
that they will add the higher frequencies come spring. He then reads
the entire program schedule for the classic frequencies but I couldn't
copy most of them. Phone call at 0139 that Allan said he had to take
and he played some music to fill the broadcast. First time I can
remember him doing that.

Started reading some emails at 0141. As happened last week the last
six minutes of the program were cut off as nonstop station IDs by
Michael Ketter ran till 0200. John, Mid-North Indiana``

Having found SW reception before 0100 awful, and otherwise occupied, I
recorded the whole thing from webcast and checked it later. I could
then skip thru political rants, but hardly any this week.

Amid compliments to Angela, first long discussion of smartphones and
lamenting how the younger generation is so dependent on them that they
can`t even read handwriting. Strangely, no phone calls from anyone,
not even annoying Freddie --- maybe he can`t pick it up this week. At
0125 AW announces that he`s on 7490 & 5130; while 9330 remains with
WLC currently on 245 degree beam toward Mexico.

People have been added to the crew at Monticello, such as Tom Rounds,
so now there are two Toms, in addition to Barna. They are all mainly
keeping the S-S running, leaving the computer to run the Classic
frequencies with some spare-time oversight. Plans for it to go up to
some higher frequencies in January or February as spring approaches
[so has the frequency change difficulty been solved? We never heard
them testing on any of them]. The S-S is working fine [? but no signal
on 9330 at 1350 check Dec 14!].

Staff plan an Xmas eve party. No time is being leased on S-S now or in
forseeable future, all for WlC (and obviously now not even for
AAAWWW). 6160 transmitter has been rebuilt and is in good shape; needs
large client for it, even wackos [sic; until then, seems not on air at
all].

At 0133 he goes thru the program skeds on 7490 and 5130; but not in
order and he never mentions WORLD OF RADIO. At 0138 finally timestamps
this show as on 13th of December, YOOL 2019. 0139 phone rings for
first! time; instead of picking up he switches to music immediately as
he ``has to take it``, and back a minute later after ``taking care of
business``. At 0140 I check the SW frequencies again: 7490 is JBA;
5130 very slightly better during that brief music break which first
made me think it were another show. Nothing on 6160 or 3265; and 9330
of course with WLC instead.

Then they read something ``funny`` about p.c., ``It snowed so I made a
snowman``. 0145 reads press Artie Bigley sent [also to us] about huge
fines FCC has levied against two FM pirates in Boston. Another
opportunity for AW to plug WBCQ as a safer outlet for pirates to
exercise Free Speech [but how could it effectively serve Haitian
communities in Boston??] WBCQ rates have not been raised since it
started 20 years ago [not even for inflation?].

0155 caller wants advice on who can repair his HQ-100. Answer: Ted
McGill, and AW will send him contact info privately. 0157, asserts
that the S-S is getting good signal reports from everywhere, including
his own remote SDR chex. 0159 prayer by live Allan is again
interrupted before 0200 by ID from canned Allan, and Planet jingle,
just in time for Hal Turner show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, Dec 14 at 1331 UT, PSA about 529plan.com in Missouri,
fade-out and -in, more PSAs, one about skin cancer; song ``Sock it to
Me``. So it`s KBNN, Lebanon MO, 5 kW daytimer with 500-watt psra,
rather than KMMJ or WNDZ. That website doesn`t work but this is it:
https://www.missourimost.org/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2861.088, Dec 14 at 0237, carrier with maybe trace of
modulation. I`ve been hunting for 2-MHz-band MW harmonics but not much
lately, not even 2940+ from Colombia.

The 2860 area is next spot to focus on, as reported earlier in 2019:
```COSTA RICA [and non]. 2859.812, March 21 at 1153, JBA carrier,
suspected the known active second harmonic of 1430, Radio San Carlos,
as IDed recently by Jay Novello, NC, but without a precise
measurement. In *2017y* I reported:
``COSTA RICA. 2859.82, Jan 18 at 0049, JBA carrier on the signature
off-frequency of R. San Carlos, Ciudad Quesada, 2 x 1430v as
previously identified``.```

But this variant is considerably different, way on plus side.
Fundamental would be 1430.555. Any clues in MW Offsets, which does not
deal with harmonicizing?
http://mwlist.org/mwoffset.php?khz=1430

Nominal 1430 starts with the CR from almost a decade ago:
1429.91 TIRDVC Radio San Carlos (Ciudad Quesada) 1100-0400 2010-01-16

And skipping down to the most plus:
1430.0119 MEX XEWD Radio X (Ciudad Miguel Alemán) 2016-01-26
1430.018 PRU La Voz de Salvación (Jaén)[-1430.125] 2019-02-10
Neither of which looks likely; or domestic? Anyhow calls for further
checking (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5006.0, Dec 14 at 0653, JBA carrier. Have also noted it
around sunrise. The only known station on 5006 is per Aoki/NDXC:
``5006 0000-2400 J HFD Radio Station H3A Tokyo-Chofu 1-7``
EiBi is more explicit: ``5006 0000-2400 J JG2XA Propag.Studies FE f``

Seems a bit early, almost 16 local for this low-power thing to be
propagating, but maybe. Ron Howard has reported it several times; 200
watts, HFD means high-frequency Doppler; but there was also something
else on 5006 in CW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Note: everything(?) correct in last report (starting with CANADA 350
kHz), until the very last number: obviously, it was posted at 0032 UT
Dec 14, NOT 13.

This report dispatched at 2321 UT December 14

 

Glenn Hauser logs Dec 8-11-12-13, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 14 2019

Hauser
** CANADA. 350 kHz, Dec 12 at 0728 UT, dash and NY, 400-watt ND beacon
at Enderby BC, 2313 km = 1437 stmi from here. I rarely hear any from
that area. But where`s RG from WRWA, OKC? Not noted.

356 kHz, Dec 12 at 0727 UT, dash and ZF, 3800 watt ND beacon from
Yellowknife NT --- new good catch for me; dozing off I wrote down 366
instead but also noted a mix with ODX, Ord, Nebraska, and both of them
are really on 356. YK is 3113 km from Enid = 1934 statute miles.

362 kHz, Dec 12 at 0726 UT, dash and SB, 500-watt ND beacon from
Greater Sudbury, Ontario.

366 kHz, Dec 12 at 0721 UT, dash and YMW, 500-watt ND beacon from
Maniwaki, Quebec (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6145, Dec 11 at 0756, S9+10 of dead air from RHC English, but
charitably I shall assume the final repeat had just wound up (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13633 & 13767 approx., Dec 11 at 1538, weak spurblobs from
RHC 13700, some music better audible in FM than AM. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2012, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 12 at 0147, RHC is suptorted starting `Arts Report`
with ``Chariots of Fire`` theme; 6145 not yet on. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13769 & 13631, Dec 12 at 1437, spurblobs from RHC 13700, and
also second-orders audible around 13562 & 13838, at ~69 kHz intervals.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. 9445, Dec 11 at 2153, some Indian music on fair
signal will have to do, since 9420 Greece is occupied by silly
ballgame (and too 9690 modulating Spain). And 11820 Sa`udi Qur`aning
manages only a JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 6155, Dec 11 at 0757, chime IS, VP, W&M in Korean; but
it`s the 0800-1000 KBSWR direct in Japanese, listed as 100 kW ND
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 9765, Dec 11 at 2155, S9-S7 with flutter in Brasuguese,
ending the MWV hour citing a website or e-mail (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 11550, Dec 11 at 1923, the dulcet tones of Josiah,
anti-Christ YHWH pirate, S3-S4; ex-11650 as heard a couple days
previous. 2145 recheck a JBA carrier, but now likely RFA Saipan which
had been in a Korean break at 1900-2100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF
RADIO 2012, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 341 kHz, Dec 12 at 1428 UT check, yes, our only local
NDB, EI, 25 watts at Woodring is JBA on the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11820+, Dec 11 at 2155, JBA carrier from SBA Qur`an
service; no signal at all, Dec 12 at 2145 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 365 kHz, Dec 12 at 0722 UT, ND beacon HQG mixing with
something else; 25 watts from Hugoton, Kansas. I was tuned to 363-USB
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11720, Fri Dec 13 at 2105-2200, finally I listen to an
entire `Music Time in Africa` at its secret time on VOA Grimesland-B.
About as close as possible to SINPO 55555, but due to very slight
occasional selective fading distortion, would strictly have to make
it 55544. This could be my napping hour, but no way, not soporific:
not only is hostess Heather hyper, so is the music; is there any such
thing as hypo African music? Breakneck rhythm and pace thruout. I am
no ethnomusicologist, unlike Heather Maxwell, PhD, but I would say
it`s almost all contemporary, not much different from what you would
hear other days of week on `Africa Beat`; not traditional, not folk.
At 2157 the final tune is an `Oldie` from Mali, 1995.

Come to think of it, hardly a female voice to be heard either among
the musicians performing or interviewing. After this, I`m pretty well
exhausted, altho have been lying down amid earphones for an hour,
enjoying the excellent audio and modulation level on the S9+20/30
signal, nevertheless directly off the back of the antenna. At closing
she gives the times as: on streaming Sat & Sun 1505 & 2005; on SW, Fri
0905, Sat & Sun 0905, 1505, 2005, 2205! She never includes this very
broadcast, which is our best and only chance to hear it direct..
Here`s a low-res portrait and brief bio of H.M.:
https://www.voanews.com/author/heather-maxwell
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2011 monitoring: confirmed Wed Dec
11 from 2200:20 on WBCQ 7490.05v, fair.
Also confirmed UT Thu Dec 12 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, good S9.

WOR 2012 is available as of 2240 UT Friday December 13
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2012.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2012.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.
[sorry it`s later than usual; and for some upcuts within as I was in
too big a hurry on-the-fly editing]

WORLD OF RADIO 2012 contents: Albania, Algeria, Antarctica,
Bougainville, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, East Turkistan, Germany,
India, Japan/Korea North non, Madagascar, México, North America, Perú,
Poland, Pridnestrovye, Scotland non, Spain, Tajikistan, Turkey, USA,
Uzbekistan, Vietnam and non; publications; and the propagation
outlook.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2300 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
[confirmed on webcast starting about 10 seconds early but not upcut;
and on 9955 with less jamming initially than usual]

0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to WNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, Dec 11 at 0754, S9+10 of dead air again from WRMI
instead of SMTV: must be mis-programmed this way. This time I keep
listening, and at 0759 Jeff WRMI ID fires, and 0800 into RAE beat and
Japanese opening as scheduled, 285 degrees aimed right at Pearl
Harbor, not Yokohama; and PNG beyond (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. RF 25 via Suddenlink Cable 9, Sunday Dec 8 at 1400-1530 UT,
KWTV with `CBS Sunday Morning` --- must-see TV for me I have watched
every week for sesquidecades. Normally I start a sesquihour video
recording, so I can doze some more, not worry about missing anything;
and be able to zap all the commercials on playback. Doing it by timer
is risky since sometimes KWTV blows it away for BREAKING NEWS or
WEATHER, at best shunting it to their sub-station KSBI. On Dec 8
however, I set the timer, and also the cable box to turn on the
correct channel at the correct time, instead of leaving it on all
night; it did, but turned out there was no audio recorded, only video!
Unknown why. I could have watched closed captioning for a sesquihour,
but as a hearing person prefer the A/V method.

So before recording over that tape, as a last resort I go to cbs.com
where one may play the whole show (if you hurry up). Cable`s on-demand
video funxion has lots of stuff from CBS and many other networx, but
never CBSSM! The timer on that shows it`s only 56+ minutes long not
counting the commercials. But when playing we find that strings of ads
are inserted at every break, most of them duplicated from one time to
the next, and poorly edited cutting out some of the program content.
Not the same ones which would have been on the original broadcast.
Most annoying, and no fast forwarding or skipping them here. But at
least I get to hearsee most of another great program. Bottom line:
avoid watching CBS SM at cbs.com if at all possible.

I never buy coffee-table books, except maybe at a thrift store, but a
large collexion of this show`s Sun-symbol art at high resolution would
make a great one, several new ones each week and apparently never
duplicated. Several years ago I suggested this, but they seemed
uninterested; rights? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3240, Dec 11 at 0744, JBA carrier with flutter, as if
something from E Asia rather than a local artifact or harmonic; but
nothing listed in EiBi, Aoki, or HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4651-USB, Dec 11 at 0748, VP brief YL contact,
presumably air traffic control but nothing listed in EiBi. My 2002
Klingenfuss book says it`s an AMS = Aeronautical mobile service,
frequency which we already know, but for details go to
http://www.ute-monitor.org/aerolist
I try that 17 years later and instead wind up on a German site,
something about financing! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0032 UT December 13

 

World of Radio 2012 audible, downloadable  View Printable Version 
Friday, December 13 2019

Hauser
WOR 2012 is available as of 2240 UT Friday December 13
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2012.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2012.mp3

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

WORLD OF RADIO 2012 contents: Albania, Algeria,
Antarctica, Bougainville, Canada, China, Colombia,
Cuba, East Turkistan, Germany, India, Japan/Korea
North non, Madagascar, México, North America, Perú,
Poland, Pridnestrovye, Scotland non, Spain, Tajikistan,
Turkey, USA, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and non; publications;
and the propagation outlook
[sorry it`s later than usual; and for some upcuts within
as I was in too big a hurry on-the-fly editing]

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2300 UT Friday WRMI 9955
[usually starts with heavy jamming but steadily abates]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780, 5850, 5010
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 9395
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v?
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania?
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

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

Glenn

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 10-11, 2019  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 11 2019

Hauser
** ARGENTINA [non]. 5800, Dec 11 at 0110, RAE via WRMI Spanish about
Argentina with porteño accent; there was big news there today but
seemingly not about that right now. Fair signal here but never very
good aimed south, but more than the JBA carrier. See also USA [and
non] WRMI (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13632 & 13768, Dec 10 at 1509, spurblobs from RHC 13700 which
is S9+10 with music; 68 kHz above and below, and much weaker
second-order+plus circa 13836, S4, better detectable in FM than AM.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, Dec 10 at 1514, CRI Plus relay is S9+20 of dead air;
something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, Dec 10 at 2353, RHC Spanish on earlier than before; it
was not on at previous check 2328. Anyhow, WRMI is already on 5800
contrary to own skedgrid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6145, Dec 11 at 0314, RHC is S9+20 of dead air in English;
while // 6000 is same at S9+30. These are supposedly two different
sites so problem must be upstream like in the STLs, studio output.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. Last time I computed the possible leapfrog mixing products of
the Bauta RHC frequencies on 49m. This time, where could land the
Quivicanes/Titanes, i.e. 6000 RHC with CRI relay first on 6180 at
0100-0300, then 5910 at 0300-0500:
6000 & 6180: 6360 and 5820
6000 & 5910: 6090 and 5820
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Dec 10 at 2020, VOG music and talk are S9+10 but
unusually overmodulated, distorted. Don`t station operators monitor
how their own signal sounds off the air? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 5009.923V, Dec 11 at 0248, music weak off-frequency
after WRMI 5010 0200*, no doubt RNM signature. Is also slightly
unstable, wavering. Now if we could pinpoint the LAH to WRMI after
2300 when RNM is not expected to be on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** MALI. 15125, Dec 10 at 1731, S7 to S9+10 echoey Swahili, the SSOB
except for 15140 Cuba; I bet it`s CRI via Bamako: Yes, as scheduled
this hour, 100 kW eastward. Figured there would be a // on 13 MHz, but
none found; later found listed at 13645 per EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Dec 10 at 2303 and 2328, JBA carrier from Radio Chaski
under wall-of-noise Cuban jamming against nothing else; and retune at
2354 to catch the timer cutoff at 2354:59*, which is 8 seconds earlier
than last check 4 nights ago December 6 until 2355:07* = averaging 2.0
seconds slippage earlier per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 6020-6025-6030, Dec 10 at 0752, DRM noise, whence? HFCC
shows Voice of Russia at 0600-1000, 100 kW, 34 degrees from K/A =
Komsomol`sk/Amure in DVR, at that azimuth onward to N America. First
time I have noticed any of these new DRM tests(?) from Russia,
supposedly domestic programming not revived external VOR. Tho I have
not sought them out deliberately. Aoki/NDXC instead designates this as
GRFC with music, not only at 06-10 but also at 20-22 & 01-06 daily.
Komsomol`sk sunset was 0648, so only now is it getting into nighttime
there. The earlier broadcasts would be in local daytime intended for
domestic coverage. (Romania also emits DRM around 6025 at 1700-1757)
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAO TOME. 13590, Dec 10 at 2000, tune-in to open carrier and soon
off* - AGM is scheduled 1900-2000 in English, a.k.a. VOA (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11820.043, Dec 10 at 2025, Qur`an JBA from SBC,
signature off-frequency. First time audible at all in a week or more;
was off or just not propagating? Still not enough for lullaby
listening; and our alternative Greece is distorted, q.v. (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 12030, Dec 10 at 2006, REE is S7-S9 of dead air; stronger
than 11940 also DA; and at 2009, S7-S9 of DA on 9690. Recheck 2301,
all three are *still* in dead air, and 11685 also detectable JBA
carrier. Something`s very wrong at REE. Could the powers that be not
know the Noblejas transmitters are running for hours with no
modulation?

Mike Bott also reported to the WOR iog yesterday Dec 9 at 2216 UT:
``REE 9690 --- Sounds like some technical issue occurring at REE this
evening. Nothing but static being transmitted peaking at S9+10 here in
central Ohio. Seems to be the same issue heard 2 days ago. Verified on
multiple Kiwis and Utwente. -- Mike`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, Dec 10 at 0753, S9+10/20 of dead air from this WRMI-5,
again, during SMTV block. RAE in Japanese is supposed to start at 0800
weekdays; unknown whether it came to life by then. But at best 5950 is
undermodulated, and 285 degree beam is far off targeting Japan (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 5800, Dec 10 at 2303, WRMI is S9 but
undermodulated in Spanish, 2328 music, presumably SMTV and not on 6060
per misleading skedgrid. Could be on 6060 as RHC is not up yet, rather
a JBA carrier from Zahedan or Chengdu. RHC expected before 0000, and
in fact already going at next check 2353. See also ARGENTINA [non].
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Strange things are happening around here on 87.7-88.0
MHz; extremely intermittent big carrier, some with tones, enough to
QRM reception of 88.1 KWOU on home radios, like around 1445 UT Dec 10.
These I suspect are from malfunxioning K202BY Family Radio Enid
satellator, which has not been on 88.3 even with a dead carrier for
months now.

87.7 or 87.9, on caradio along west Garriott in Enid around midday Dec
10, such as 1827 UT, gospel/country music for a few minutes. Maybe
winter sporadic E from a Franken FM circa channel 6 analog audio
frequency? Maybe a local Xmas display, but stayed too long likely to
come from another car`s RF feeder. Earlier had a split-second like a
meteor burst, a Geminid? That shower peaks Dec 13-14 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0646 UT December 11

 

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