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Glenn Hauser logs October 20-21, 2019  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, October 22 2019

Hauser
** ANGUILLA. 18121-USB, Oct 20 at 2132, CQ DX from VP2E#H; can`t copy
the middle letter on two or three utterations. On QRZ.com lookup went
thru entire alfabet and found four fitters: VP2EEH, EIH, EMH and EQH
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA. 15476-, Oct 20 after 2300, no signal from LRA36 for
final repeat of anniversary special, via the S American remote which
did forward it as late as 1930. Not too surprising as post-sunset down
there, a good reason not to regularly broadcast evenings if nothing
but such a high frequency be available (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** ARMENIA. 9300, Oct 21 at 1313, TWR music box IS, S4-S6 with
flutter; preceding the TWR Indian broadcast at 1315, which on Monday
and Tuesday is in the MUNdari language spoken by 1.1 million in
Jharkhand, Odisha, per EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9818.483, Oct 21 at 0621, JBA signal with some modulation,
no doubt R. 9 de Julho with R. Aparecida programming. What else? Own
Aparecida appears to lack an apparition on 9630+, but there is a much
stronger:

9664.859, Oct 21 at 0623, Brazuguese conversation at S9-S7, from Voz
Missionária well heard overnight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9180, 9215, 10960, 11440, 11460, 12880, Oct 21 at 1312-1321,
only WOOB CNR1 jammer/carriers found in a sweep from 9 to 15 MHz
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 774 & 828, Oct 21 at 1225, JBA YL talk, no doubt the
superpower NHKs in Akita and Osaka, tho can`t be sure of language and
not necessarily Japanese during language lessons. I also have no doubt
I`m getting same stations when they are JBA carriers looping NW (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also UNIDENTIFIED

** KOREA SOUTH. 3480, 3910, 3984, 4450, 4880, 5995, 6515, 6600, 9095,
Oct 2 at 1256, quick survey of EOH/VOH/VOP clandestine frequencies
find some have shifted a further 5 kHz than before, some back on
originals; also Japan 3925 seems to have CCI SAH and nothing on 3930!
Can`t tell if on 6250 due to uteblob. Some also have jamming noise,
some not, or JBA carriers, but presumed since nothing 5 kHz away where
previously landed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, Oct 20 at 1715, S9+20 of Cuban spy numbers
and diginoise overrides any possible Turkish clandestine here.
11540, Oct 20 at 1715 has some weak talk presumably Dengê Welat. Above
should have preceded my subsequent obs at 1940 as in last report.

11540, Oct 21 at 1316, Kurdish? talk presumed from Dengê Welat, maybe
jamming but nothing on 11530 from new Turkish counterpart.

Other reports about these today; from Ivo Ivanov, Observer, Bulgaria:
``TURKEY/KURDISTAN Pro Erdogan Radio Recep & Denge Welat, October 21:
from 1500 NF 11540.0*EMR 500 kW/105 deg Turkish, good+STANAG ex 11530
* co-ch same 11540.0 KCH 300 kW/130 deg Kurdish BRB Denge Welat -weak
from 1600 on 11540.0#ISS 250 kW/090 deg Kurdish BRB Denge Welat-trong
# co-ch same 11540.0 EMR 500 kW/105 deg Turkish Pro Erdogan TRT- weak
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOddHnIREDE&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDXyGVuogW0&feature=youtu.be ``

Kai Ludwig, Germany: ``Earlier in the evening, before everything faded
out, clearly two different signals, with carriers hetting against each
other, could be noted on 11540 while no trace of any carrier was on
11530 anymore. So indeed Emirler followed Denge Welat, thus their
intention is not to take over the established frequency and its
Kurdish audience but merely to jam Denge Welat.

Meanwhile also routing for this "special broadcast" has been found:
http://en.digitalbitrate.com/dtv.php?mux=11096&pid=28&live=89&sec=0&lang=en

The ID of this channel indicates that it was the feed for the Arabic
broadcasts on 630 and 1062 kHz, which apparently have been
discontinued recently. So TRT is really deeply involved in this
jamming operation. Kai`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15090, Oct 21 at 1409, JBA carrier. EiBi shows R. Liberty
all the way from 0430 to 1430 alternating Dari and Pashto for IRAN ---
shouldn`t that be AFGHANISTAN? With inband 19m SWBC so little-used,
there is no reason for a major broadcaster to intrude into the aero
band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1090, Oct 21 at 0559, YL promo for `Milenio Diario`
newscast at L-V times, 0600 into infomercial. Still no ID, but another
match for XEAU, Monterrey, since searching immediately finds:

``XEAU-AM is a radio station on 1090 AM in Monterrey, Nuevo León. It
is owned by Multimedios Radio and carries Milenio Radio along with
sister station XHFMTU-FM 103.7 HD3. Wikipedia``. Of course that does
not prove that no other 1090 station airs M.D., but surely XEAU, our
closest 1090 anyway is the one I have been hearing. As usual, KAAY
from the east can be nulled, but not the annoying 1089 het from the
700+ kW of UK synchros (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Re my ID of the 1130 station as XEYZ Aguascalientes2, still
on the AM air, Tim Hall, editor of the IRCA Mexican Log, replies,
first on the ABDX yg:

``Thanks for the update. This is very odd. I can't imagine what they
would be doing back on the air. They surrendered their AM license
almost a year and a half ago (see URL below for a copy of the
self-cancellation letter). I haven't heard anything about them being
forced to turn the AM back on (a "continuity obligation" can be
invoked if the Mexican government determines that the AM shutdown
leaves even a few people with no remaining radio or TV coverage). The
AM license was not restored as of the August 2019 IFT list. Maybe it
will show up on the next list?
http://rpc.ift.org.mx/rpc/pdfs/35226_181212173840_5224.pdf
73 Tim``

And directly Oct 21: ``For now I've added the note to the Mex list
database. I'll see if I can re-log XEYZ from the Border Inn next
weekend. Hopefully I'll catch XECHAP too, if they made their projected
on-air date of Oct 4th.

XEYZ-1130 is still including AM 1130 in their ID: 1 File 381.6 kB
https://www.w4uvh.net/20191020_2302_XEYZ_1130_web_stream_ID.mp3
...despite surrendering the AM license almost a year and a half ago.
The attached ID was taken from their web stream a few minutes ago. 73
Tim`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 341 kHz, EI, Enid`s only NDB, 25 watts at Woodring
Airport, has not been heard since Sept 7 when it was audible along
with YYU in Kapuskasing, the latter scheduled for decommissioning Oct
10. That leaves on 341 OIN, Oberlin KS and many others listed.

It appears EI has also been. I finally visited Woodring the afternoon
of Oct 21 and asked their new diector, Deirdre Gurry, about it:
https://www.enidnews.com/news/local_news/new-airport-director-introduced-at-woodring/article_7b3a48aa-1630-51ce-b23b-1cf313604d26.html

It`s the FAA`s responsibility and I should seek out a NOTAM notice
about it, but she thinx it used to be on the south side of the runway,
and that such LW beacons are being phased out as who needs them with
GPS? Maybe it failed naturally and will not be fixed.

Here it is, as if still extant, but as of 12 September 2019:
http://www.airnav.com/cgi-bin/navaid-info?type=NDB&id=EI&name=GARFY
which was linked from everything else you need to know about KWDG:
http://www.airnav.com/airport/KWDG
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1580, Oct 21 at 1304 UT, KOKB Blackwell is
still AWOL after sunrise, leaving us to hear mariachi borracha music
from the NW = KFCS Colorado Springs, which is not supposed to go from
140 watts night to 10000 day until 1315 UT in October (1345:
November), but soon fading while KHGG AR talk ascends. By 1900 UT
check, however, KOKB is back on alone (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.2V, Oct 21 at 1335 UT, big hum and carrier around
88.3, very intermittent, blocking KWOU 88.1 during `Stardate` at
1342.5; not my transmitter and heard on at least 3 radios, again
suspected to be the rotten K202BY Family Radio translator for Enid,
otherwise AWOL. There it is again, Oct 21 at 2351 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7293.9-AM, Oct 20 at 2143, weak VP hAM S7-S3 helped by ECSS,
says he is using a 160-m dipole now; sure sounds like TimTron altho
belchless, known to hang out around here; indeed 2144 ID as WA1HLR.
His contact is much stronger S8-S9, and asks him about his WBCQ work
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Oct 21 at 1323, K6FRC HIFER beacon from Patterson
CA; seems I usually hear it around this time rather than later in the
day when MUF should be higher (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2004 monitoring. Confirmed Sunday
Oct 20 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, S8-S6.

Also confirmed UT Monday Oct 21 at 0130 on WRMI 9395 VP; 7780 JBA.

Also confirmed UT Monday Oct 21 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, VP.

Also confirmed UT Monday Oct 21 from 0301:40 on Area 51 webcast (after
a flurry of F-words; standard disclaimer); and at 0314, S9+10 on WBCQ
5130- but considerable storm noise from the other side of OKC

Also confirmed UT Monday Oct 21 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, S9 but noisy.

Next:
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

NEW TIME FOR WORLD OF RADIO ON WRMI: Saturday 1300 on 15770 to the NE.
Tnx to Ivo Ivanov who noticed this on Oct 19. I had asked Jeff for
some time, any time on Saturday since all the previous ones had gone
away. No reply, and skedgrid still shows blank spaces for System D
15770 at 1300-1400 on Sat & Sun; on weekdays that hour has variety
programming, unlike TOMBS before 1300 and Supreme Master TV after 1400
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, Sunday Oct 20 at 2127, I notice that WBCQ-6 is on
with preaching in English about Yahweh (sp?); only S9+15/20 so
probably still on the 60 degree beam awayward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12070, Oct 21 at 1318, spurblob from WEWN which on
fundamental 12050 is distorted with hum and crackling carrier, S9+20,
much stronger than usual, Radio Católica Mundial ID (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 910, Oct 21 at 1243 UT, Iowa Public Radio is seeking a
professional engineer, i.e. WSUI Iowa City, onetime WORLD OF RADIO
affiliate; soon losing out to an iHeart station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1440, Oct 21 at 1239 UT, KEXB Dallas is still running the
Spanish/English loop about KTNO moved to 620; now with growing CCI
probably Topeka (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1700, Oct 21 at 1302 UT, open carrier/dead air from KKLF
Richardson TX, as confirmed by DF; KBGG Des Moines modulation also
audible by rotation of the DX-398 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, presunrise 1244 UT
Oct 21 at 1230-1237; on the R75 with E-W longwire this time, so no
DFing to separate the NW from the WSW: 567, 594, 693, 702, 729, 747,
756, 774, 828, 837, 873, 882, 891, 918, 972, 1008, 1017, 1035, 1053,
1107, 1512, 1548 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1059.95 approx., Oct 21 at 1248 UT, something in Spanish
making a LAH against 1060 stations; suspect KIJN Farwell TX (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1490, Oct 21 at 1308 UT, ``APR Network News`` plug,
perhaps outro of `cast, loops E-W, briefly atop jungle. Figure it must
something from Arkansas, of which there are 3, but no connexion to any
such network in the NRC AM Log or by searching; closest is KWXT
Dardanelle; more easterly but further, KDRS Paragould; and more to the
SE, KXAR Hope. Alabama Public Radio calls itself APR, but all on FM
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6841-USB, Oct 21 at 2103, ``Mister Rock, this is
Mountain Radio, I hear you loud and clear``; 2105 ``How copy: loud &
clear, split operations working OK. Standing by on this frequency``.
So his contact was on some other frequency; nothing else heard here.
What`s this, military? UDXF iog searches on frequency, calls
unproductive (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9630.0, Oct 21 at 0627, JBA 1 kHz tone, like carriers on
9629 & 9631, in the absence of R. Aparecida unlike two other ZYs just
measured on 31m. Only thing scheduled is CNR1, besides an alternate
channel for RNZI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12665, Oct 21 at 1321, JBA CW, unusual in marine band;
UDXF iog search comes up with a 5-year-old log of 12665, FUG La
Regine/Saissac, France? but as STANAG, not straight CW. EiBi has Meteo
Fax from Rio, PWZ33 but not at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15490, Oct 21 at 1411, S9 dead air and right off. Maybe
Nauen or Ascension testing for later use of this channel; or
Greenville which likes to test on frequencies not otherwhen active
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17765, Oct 21 at 1412, S7 open carrier and right off,
like what I had just heard on 15490. Only thing sked on 17765 is BBC
Ascension at 1200-1230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0032 UT October 22

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 19-20, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 20 2019

Hauser
** ANTARCTICA. So did anyone hear directly or indirectly, the
publicized LRA36 anniversary special today? I did get the JBA 15476-
carrier at 1400. Altho scheduled to be 3 hours long from 1200,
including multi-lingual segments, 2-hour repeats are scheduled for
18-20 and 23-01 UT, with music in between (Glenn Hauser, 1615 UT Oct
20, WOR iog via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

No positive replies to that. Around 1830 Oct 20, I start trying to
hear it via remote KiwiSDRs --- most in S America either busy or no
signal. By 1842 I get one outside Brasil with a very weak S2v signal
on 15475.93-USB as tuned. Immediately hear ``Arcángel San Gabriel``
mentioned and an occasional copiable word later or by a man, a break
for a song, and more conversation past 1930 but just about gone. With
my paltry further details I may yet try for a QSL (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 20 at 1435, for the record, Trenton Military
is still distorted and ``no report received`` from anywhere
(presumably, altho I do not listen to entire cycles, but always such
at random chex) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 9659.95, Oct 20 at 1439, some off-frequency talk
vs weaker 9660.0. CNR1 jammers are usually on-frequency, but this
makes it a bit worse, vs RTI, both 1000-1600 per Aoki and nothing else
on 9660 during this span (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11540, Oct 20 at 1530, VP S2-S3 signal, and a
noisy weaker one on 11530.

11540 is much better at 1940 but still poor S5-S7 talk, sounds like
Türkish, no QRM audible; and 11530 is a JBA carrier. Best I can do,
but there has been heavy discussion on the WOR iog by those further
east:

Dengê Welat, the PKK clandestine transmitted from France or
Pridnestrovye, has shifted from 11530 to 11540, after Turkey usurped
11530 with some kind of anti-PKK clandestine, while also jamming
11540. Note that DW is not all-Kurdish language, has long been partly
in Turkish.

Roger provides TDOA map showing 11540 coming from eastern Romania:
11540 kHz Radyo ya Dengê Welat so ca. östliches Rumänien:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j1jvw1z5q4w38yo/2019-10-20_11540_kHz_1015z.png?dl=0

And roger provides TDOA map showing 11530 site now surely Emirler:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fc1mlsuhett94da/2019-10-20_11530_kHz_0940z.png?dl=0

Similar thing happening to other DW frequency 9525. Wolfgang Bueschel
reported: ``9525even kHz Dengê Welat {ex 'Radyoya Dengê Kurdistane'}
program regularly from Radiotelecentr (PRTC) transmitter Grigoriopol
Maiac in Moldova Pridnestrovie, now jammed by Turkish station on odd

9525.782 kHz and result accordingly as 800 Hertz whistle BUZZ tone.

7350 / or 9525 kHz at 0330-0500 UT
11530 kHz at 0500-2100 UT or
11530 / or 9525 kHz at 1330-2100 UT. 73 wolfie df5sx``

On Oct 20, Kai Ludwig, Germany, tells me: ``Yes, Dengê Welat from
Grigoriopol is now on 11540 kHz while some other transmission is on
11530 kHz. The audio of this other transmission sounds like Emirler
transmissions typically do (no high-pass filtering, no hard multiband
compression), and the frequency deviations are typical as well. Thus
there should be little doubt about Emirler being the origin of this RF
signal.

Next question is, of course, about the program audio TRT puts on these
war transmissions. A quick, first impression is that it is indeed
heavy war propaganda. So the next steps would be, of course, to work
out the ID this program uses (do they operate it in "clandestine
station" style?) and to determine if it goes out anywhere else, too
(like on Turksat satellites).

[later:] The Emirler transmission on 11530 kHz is a loop of 30 minutes
and a few seconds, with no obvious station/program name being noted so
far. A detailed monitoring report is here [in German]:
https://www.radioeins.de/programm/sendungen/medienmagazin/radio_news/beitraege/2014/denge_kurdistane.html

So in all likelihood no other distribution platforms are in use for
this, ahem, audio product. Still it could be worth to check if this
program audio is on Türksat, which could be the case if TRT has
terminated the terrestrial circuits to Emirler and this loop is not
played out locally.

The evening transmission of Dengê Welat via Issoudun has been moved to
11540 kHz, too. So what remains to be determined is what they do with
the 31 metres morning slot. Kai`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1090, Oct 20 at 0622, Spanish from the south finally with a
non-mattress infomercial, instead sounds like ``Derma-Wand`` some
product for women`s anti-aging skin care. Yes, there is such a thing,
with very mixed reviews in English. XEAU Monterrey still suspected but
no ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1130, I am still trying to ID the Spanish here, which has
seemed like it must be the newly activated XECHAP, Chapingo, EdoMex,
educational station in the new IRCA Mexican Log as Radio Chapingo,
10/5 kW, ex-1610 XEUACH, projected to start 10/4/2019.

However: October 20 at 0631, amid tunes I hear a non-ID as ``El Poder
de --?-- siete, La Poderosa``. No such slogan for any of the possible
four in the current Log --- but checking the previous one on paper,
2018 edition #21, there was a Poderosa on 1130:

``XEYZ, Aguascalientes2, 10/2.5 kW, La Poderosa 107.7; La Más Famosa,
24h, //107.7 FM XHYZ. Still active on AM 10/17`` --- So now we may
extend that to 10/19! And put it back into the Log. Approx. from SSW,
making medium SAH with KWKH to the SE nulled as much as possible
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2004 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov,
Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, World of Radio#2004 via Hamburger
Lokalradio, October 19
1431-1500 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat CUSB, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/10/world-of-radio2004-via-hamburger_20.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ22vB--YEU&feature=youtu.be
QRM same time 9490 GAL 300 kW / 285 deg WeEu Romanian R.Romania Int.
Again wrong frequency announcement: HLR on 7265, instead of 9485``

Not confirmed here, UT Sunday Oct 20 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, checked at
0338 and 0401 during ham news, S9+10/20. I hope WOR already ran
earlier than variable 0315 start, or much later.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, also reports: ``GERMANY, World of Radio#2004 via
Hamburger Lokalradio, October 20
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/10/world-of-radio2004-via-hamburger_8.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNuxCmI9u5w&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmNECkuv1AY&feature=youtu.be
1032-1101 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun CUSB, fair``

Next:
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Oct 20 at 1448 UT, some tropo DTV DX as we are on the edge
of level-1 per Hepburn predixions, extending as far as DFW, KC and St
Louis, with higher levels. Bandscan finds Bad signals on many
channels: 8, 10, 11, 12, 21, 26, 28, 31, 35, 36, 45. And also some OKC
channels are Bad, blocked by DX: 7, 13, 18, 23, 33. I wonder what`s on
RF 13. There are a bunch of further full-power if not super-power
Texans, but in Dallas only a 3 kW CP for KHFD-LD.

Besides RF 20, 19-1 KQCW-HD in Tulsa market, two decodes from The
Metroplex:

RF 30, DTV 29-1 KMPX, 1448 UT Oct 20, infomercials in Spanish, 1459 ad
for Luna 98.3 FM Solo Exitos, and Estrella TV logo; 29-2 a different
Spanish infomercial, 1500 one in English. W9WI.com shows 29.1 only, a
megawatt in Decatur TX with a 900 kW backup. Decatur is NW of Dallas,
almost halfway to Wichita Falls.

RF 14, KERA-HD 13-1, with PBS; 13-2 kids, 13-3 Create (like KETA but
its 13-2 is World, and kids is on 13-4). Contrary to W9WI.com which
shows KERA with PBS World on -2. KERA Dallas runs 975 kW ERP.
Rabbitears.info matches the channeling I have monitored (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 810, Oct 20 at 0050 UT, I am hearing rapid SBG coverage
in Spanish, employing pelotas, mentions Atlanta. Are The Braves
playing right now, and where would they be broadcast in Spanish?

The only Mexican in the NW is XERSV, Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, 5 kW
daytimer (until 0200?) with news format. KSWV Santa Fe? It`s not
Spanish any more, or even Spanglish with CLR FM 99.9 simulcast and
more westerly than my DF of WSW/ENE. By language, proximity, direxion
and legal night operation, the best US fit is KXOI Crane (Odessa
market) TX, U4 1000/500 --- except it`s SS:REL. Other SS of some sort
are in FL, IN, MI, TN, mostly daytimers or negligible night power and
none with sports format, tho SBGs often preëmpt a station`s nominal
prime format. By 0055 losing out to WHB, KC MO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1120, Sunday October 20 at 0605 UT, during ``Duffy`s
Tavern`` on `When Radio Was` from KMOX, heavy fast SAH from talk in
English with KMOX nulled, i.e. NW/SE, not noticed earlier. The CCI
soon fades. Suspect KCRN 50 kW daytimer Limon, Colorado again on air
at night; if not, maybe KANN Roy Utah 10/1.1 kW; or KTXW Manor TX
5.6/0.155 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1957 UT October 20

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 20, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 20 2019

Hauser

Just to clarify, my latest report just sent should have been labeled Oct 20 (only), so as not to be confused with the previous one which really covered Oct 19-20. Glenn


On Sunday, October 20, 2019, 8:57:25 PM GMT+1, Glenn Hauser <wghauser@yahoo.com> wrote:


** ANTARCTICA. So did anyone hear directly or indirectly, the
publicized LRA36 anniversary special today? I did get the JBA 15476-
carrier at 1400. Altho scheduled to be 3 hours long from 1200,
including multi-lingual segments, 2-hour repeats are scheduled for
18-20 and 23-01 UT, with music in between (Glenn Hauser, 1615 UT Oct
20, WOR iog via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

No positive replies to that. Around 1830 Oct 20, I start trying to
hear it via remote KiwiSDRs --- most in S America either busy or no
signal. By 1842 I get one outside Brasil with a very weak S2v signal
on 15475.93-USB as tuned. Immediately hear ``Arcángel San Gabriel``
mentioned and an occasional copiable word later or by a man, a break
for a song, and more conversation past 1930 but just about gone. With
my paltry further details I may yet try for a QSL (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 20 at 1435, for the record, Trenton Military
is still distorted and ``no report received`` from anywhere
(presumably, altho I do not listen to entire cycles, but always such
at random chex) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 9659.95, Oct 20 at 1439, some off-frequency talk
vs weaker 9660.0. CNR1 jammers are usually on-frequency, but this
makes it a bit worse, vs RTI, both 1000-1600 per Aoki and nothing else
on 9660 during this span (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11540, Oct 20 at 1530, VP S2-S3 signal, and a
noisy weaker one on 11530.

11540 is much better at 1940 but still poor S5-S7 talk, sounds like
Türkish, no QRM audible; and 11530 is a JBA carrier. Best I can do,
but there has been heavy discussion on the WOR iog by those further
east:

Dengê Welat, the PKK clandestine transmitted from France or
Pridnestrovye, has shifted from 11530 to 11540, after Turkey usurped
11530 with some kind of anti-PKK clandestine, while also jamming
11540. Note that DW is not all-Kurdish language, has long been partly
in Turkish.

Roger provides TDOA map showing 11540 coming from eastern Romania:
11540 kHz Radyo ya Dengê Welat so ca. östliches Rumänien:

And roger provides TDOA map showing 11530 site now surely Emirler:

Similar thing happening to other DW frequency 9525. Wolfgang Bueschel
reported: ``9525even kHz Dengê Welat {ex 'Radyoya Dengê Kurdistane'}
program regularly from Radiotelecentr (PRTC) transmitter Grigoriopol
Maiac in Moldova Pridnestrovie, now jammed by Turkish station on odd

9525.782 kHz and result accordingly as 800 Hertz whistle BUZZ tone.

7350 / or 9525 kHz at 0330-0500 UT
11530 kHz at 0500-2100 UT or
11530 / or 9525 kHz at 1330-2100 UT. 73 wolfie df5sx``

On Oct 20, Kai Ludwig, Germany, tells me: ``Yes, Dengê Welat from
Grigoriopol is now on 11540 kHz while some other transmission is on
11530 kHz. The audio of this other transmission sounds like Emirler
transmissions typically do (no high-pass filtering, no hard multiband
compression), and the frequency deviations are typical as well. Thus
there should be little doubt about Emirler being the origin of this RF
signal.

Next question is, of course, about the program audio TRT puts on these
war transmissions. A quick, first impression is that it is indeed
heavy war propaganda. So the next steps would be, of course, to work
out the ID this program uses (do they operate it in "clandestine
station" style?) and to determine if it goes out anywhere else, too
(like on Turksat satellites).

[later:] The Emirler transmission on 11530 kHz is a loop of 30 minutes
and a few seconds, with no obvious station/program name being noted so
far. A detailed monitoring report is here [in German]:

So in all likelihood no other distribution platforms are in use for
this, ahem, audio product. Still it could be worth to check if this
program audio is on Türksat, which could be the case if TRT has
terminated the terrestrial circuits to Emirler and this loop is not
played out locally.

The evening transmission of Dengê Welat via Issoudun has been moved to
11540 kHz, too. So what remains to be determined is what they do with
the 31 metres morning slot. Kai`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1090, Oct 20 at 0622, Spanish from the south finally with a
non-mattress infomercial, instead sounds like ``Derma-Wand`` some
product for women`s anti-aging skin care. Yes, there is such a thing,
with very mixed reviews in English. XEAU Monterrey still suspected but
no ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1130, I am still trying to ID the Spanish here, which has
seemed like it must be the newly activated XECHAP, Chapingo, EdoMex,
educational station in the new IRCA Mexican Log as Radio Chapingo,
10/5 kW, ex-1610 XEUACH, projected to start 10/4/2019.

However: October 20 at 0631, amid tunes I hear a non-ID as ``El Poder
de --?-- siete, La Poderosa``. No such slogan for any of the possible
four in the current Log --- but checking the previous one on paper,
2018 edition #21, there was a Poderosa on 1130:

``XEYZ, Aguascalientes2, 10/2.5 kW, La Poderosa 107.7; La Más Famosa,
24h, //107.7 FM XHYZ. Still active on AM 10/17`` --- So now we may
extend that to 10/19! And put it back into the Log. Approx. from SSW,
making medium SAH with KWKH to the SE nulled as much as possible
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2004 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov,
Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, World of Radio#2004 via Hamburger
Lokalradio, October 19
1431-1500 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat CUSB, good
QRM same time 9490 GAL 300 kW / 285 deg WeEu Romanian R.Romania Int.
Again wrong frequency announcement: HLR on 7265, instead of 9485``

Not confirmed here, UT Sunday Oct 20 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, checked at
0338 and 0401 during ham news, S9+10/20. I hope WOR already ran
earlier than variable 0315 start, or much later.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, also reports: ``GERMANY, World of Radio#2004 via
Hamburger Lokalradio, October 20
1032-1101 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun CUSB, fair``

Next:
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday  WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday  Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday  Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Oct 20 at 1448 UT, some tropo DTV DX as we are on the edge
of level-1 per Hepburn predixions, extending as far as DFW, KC and St
Louis, with higher levels. Bandscan finds Bad signals on many
channels: 8, 10, 11, 12, 21, 26, 28, 31, 35, 36, 45. And also some OKC
channels are Bad, blocked by DX: 7, 13, 18, 23, 33. I wonder what`s on
RF 13. There are a bunch of further full-power if not super-power
Texans, but in Dallas only a 3 kW CP for KHFD-LD.

Besides RF 20, 19-1 KQCW-HD in Tulsa market, two decodes from The
Metroplex:

RF 30, DTV 29-1 KMPX, 1448 UT Oct 20, infomercials in Spanish, 1459 ad
for Luna 98.3 FM Solo Exitos, and Estrella TV logo; 29-2 a different
Spanish infomercial, 1500 one in English. W9WI.com shows 29.1 only, a
megawatt in Decatur TX with a 900 kW backup. Decatur is NW of Dallas,
almost halfway to Wichita Falls.

RF 14, KERA-HD 13-1, with PBS; 13-2 kids, 13-3 Create (like KETA but
its 13-2 is World, and kids is on 13-4). Contrary to W9WI.com which
shows KERA with PBS World on -2. KERA Dallas runs 975 kW ERP.
Rabbitears.info matches the channeling I have monitored (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 810, Oct 20 at 0050 UT, I am hearing rapid SBG coverage
in Spanish, employing pelotas, mentions Atlanta. Are The Braves
playing right now, and where would they be broadcast in Spanish?

The only Mexican in the NW is XERSV, Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, 5 kW
daytimer (until 0200?) with news format. KSWV Santa Fe? It`s not
Spanish any more, or even Spanglish with CLR FM 99.9 simulcast and
more westerly than my DF of WSW/ENE. By language, proximity, direxion
and legal night operation, the best US fit is KXOI Crane (Odessa
market) TX, U4 1000/500 --- except it`s SS:REL. Other SS of some sort
are in FL, IN, MI, TN, mostly daytimers or negligible night power and
none with sports format, tho SBGs often preëmpt a station`s nominal
prime format. By 0055 losing out to WHB, KC MO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1120, Sunday October 20 at 0605 UT, during ``Duffy`s
Tavern`` on `When Radio Was` from KMOX, heavy fast SAH from talk in
English with KMOX nulled, i.e. NW/SE, not noticed earlier. The CCI
soon fades. Suspect KCRN 50 kW daytimer Limon, Colorado again on air
at night; if not, maybe KANN Roy Utah 10/1.1 kW; or KTXW Manor TX
5.6/0.155 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1957 UT October 20
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Glenn Hauser logs October 19-20, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 20 2019

Hauser
** CUBA. 11880, Oct 19 at 1410, CRI Plus relay in English is S9+20 but
very suptorted as often but not always the case. Something`s wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5990, Oct 20 at 0007, CRI Spanish relay is S9+20/30 but
suptorted; wiggle that patchcord. // 15120 is only S4-S6 and seems
equally suptorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040+, Oct 20 at 0020, another night this RHC is useless, JBM
and off-frequency+plus (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 9605, Oct 19 at 1422, Woman narration in English; 1426
ending story until part 2 next week, song ``Long Good-Bye``; 1429 NHK
sign-off citing entire English SW sked in a minute, including this
frequency to SE Asia, until 1430*. If it`s NHK in English it can`t be
from Japan! We know it`s via Palau. 1400 English also on 9450 via
Tashkent but unheard there; see TAIWAN.

In B-19 this 1400-1430 NHK English will be on 6165-Tashkent, and 11925
via UAE and/or Palau: HFCC shows FCC and NHK plan due west from Palau;
Encompass due east from Dhabayya. That should make for quite a
collision over S Asia! unless they sort it out in a week. If 11925
proves to be off-frequency, we`ll know it`s UAE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 11629.771, Oct 19 at 1415, JBA carrier vs even weaker RTTY
on 11630.0. Of course, it`s R. Kuwait as often found on such offsets,
nominally 11630 too at 13-16 in Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 1090, Oct 19 at 0502, tonight I`m tuning an hour
earlier to get a headstart before the mattress TV infomercial I`ve
been hearing after 0600 --- but it`s already running now! And I`ve
missed another ToH ID, if any. Maybe all-mattress-all-the-time? Or
late for those who can`t sleep well on their awful mattresses. La Voz
del Colchón, or Radio Colchón Internacional? I continue to think it`s
XEAU, Monterrey NL. KAAY off the side must be nulled, and hope there
be no KEXS or anything else closer to the axis. But as late as 0613,
more mattressing, and there is still that TA carrier pest on 1089, or
really the seven UK Talksport synchros adding up to 722 kW --- not
including the 0 kW from the one in the Chunnel. The 910 stations also
suffer a Brithet from 909 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1130, Oct 19 at 0601, not much can be extracted with KWKH
nulled as much as possible, but think I hear ``Radio-Activa`` which
may or may not be an ID slogan. Trying to nail down a definite XECHAP,
new station supposed to have just started, as in previous reports
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Re the 1161.0 non-TA carrier I have: Oct 19 at 0607 UT
when all the TVs, computers are off, so is it; still on are cable
boxes, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PANAMA. 18130-USB, Oct 19 at 2115, HP1STB working US stations, for
a KB3 a new country. It`s Steven Tyler Barnett in Panama City, an
American retiree and fanatic motorcycle traveler per his QRZ.com page.
I`m checking this band after hearing that 17850 carrier believed to be
WRMI X 3, q.v.

18155-USB, Oct 19 at 2118, HP9SAM, another Panamanian, the only phone
stations on the band, maybe a selective opening? Distance Panama City
to Enid is 3568 km = 2217 statute miles; so is this F2 or multi-Es?

He`s another American retiree who managed to get a callsign with his
own initials, Stephen A. Myers, Pocri, Province of Los Santos 0758,
Panama (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also SAN ANDRÉS

** PITCAIRN [non]. 5085, Oct 20 around 0015, ARNL item on WTWW about
DX-peditions mentions one underway here, from Oct 18 to Nov 1. I
haven`t heard it yet; WTFK? But QRZ.com info:

VP6R - Pitcairn Island DXpedition - October 2019 including CQWW Phone
Contest.
QSL info: https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/vp6r
Team: EA3HSO, EY8MM, JR4OZR, K0IR, K0PC, K9CT, K9NW, N4GRN, N6HC,
SM5AQD, W0GJ, W0VTT, W6IZT and W8HC
The Pilots: WB9Z (Chief Pilot),
Website:
http://pitcairndx.com
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/58
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAN ANDRES Y PROVIDENCIA. 21300-USB, Oct 19 at 2122, very rapid
QSOs with Spanish accent? More likely Czech, uttering only contact
call, ``fifty-nine, thank you`` and on to the next one at the rate of
maybe 10 per minute unless someone has to repeat a call. Occasionally
gives own call as QRZ, 5K0K, fonetikaly but I have a hard time
understanding the last letter, kilo. And ``5 up``. Among his contacts,
some from Japan JG- and JH-. First DX I`ve had on 14m in ages, usually
deadband. Checked it anyway since 18 MHz was open from Panamá. The
OPSOB. Whatever became of HK0? San Andres is axually 464 km =
288 miles *closer* to us than Panama City. QRZ.com info:

``San Andres DX pedition 2019
http://www.cdxp.cz
https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.qrz.com/k/5k0k/5K0K.jpg

Dates: Arrival: October 15th, Departure: October 28th
On air approx: limited/building up 17, 18th, full operation planned
from 20th till 27th, limited/dismantling 28th
Call sign: 5K0K 2019
Operators: Rob HK3CW, Petr OK1BOA, Petr OK1FCJ, Palo OK1CRM, Pavel
OK1GK, Ruda OK2ZA, Ludek OK2ZC, Karel OK2ZI, David OK6DJ
Operation modes: SSB, CW, RTTY (incl FT8)
Radios: Elecraft K3, Kenwood TS480 (both multiple units)PA: Expert
1,3k-FA, JUMA’s, RF Power Antennas:10-15-20 incl WARC 3 x Spiderbeam
VDA antennas 30 4SQ 40 4SQ 80 vertical + radials, 1/4 vert + radials
160 vertical + capacitive hat RX: Beverages + DHDL Focus on low
bands

QSL via OK6DJ, OQRS, LOTW. OK6DJ QRZ address: David Beran, Dolni
Kamenice 55, Holysov 34562, Czech Republic. Help us reach our goal.
Donate the DXpedition via paypal`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 9450 & 9560, Oct 19 at 1420, S6-S8 similar open carriers.
Aoki/NDXC shows Furosato no Kaze, clandestine to North Korea is about
to start a Japanese half-hour at 1430 via two Taiwan sites, Paochung
and Tamshui, respectively. 9450 gets splash from TOMBS on 9455 WRMI.
And no sign of scheduled NHK in English via Uzbekistan. 9560 should
have just finished Kurdish from Iran until 1420 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2004 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov:
``GERMANY, World of Radio #2004 via Hamburger Lokalradio October 19
0631-0700 on 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat CUSB, good

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/10/world-of-radio2004-via-hamburger.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ibMhj0Rq1c&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3PfVl5s0sg&feature=youtu.be
Wrong frequency announcement: HLR on 7265 kHz, instead of 6190 kHz``

Confirmed Saturday October 19 at 1450, the 1431 on Hamburger
Lokalradio, 9485-CUSB: JBA gh voice via UTWente SDR with heavy splash
from 9490 Romania. Next:

0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
[at 0338 ham news, so maybe WOR will be later instead of earlier?]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17850, Oct 19 at 2111, JBA carrier, as heard several times
before around this hour, and suspect 3 x 5950 WRMI. Traces of audio,
so again I try to match it to the BS of 5950 on another receiver.
Cannot be quite positive, but cannot be quite negative either. Altho
17850 is the OSOB on this disused broadcast band, the MUF is way up as
I have Panama on 18 MHz hamband, and even San Andrés on the 21 MHz
band, qq.vv. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5130, UT Sun Oct 20 at 0013, Area 51 WBCQ is S7-S9 but dead
air or maybe JBM. 7490 is replaying AAAWWW this hour; 9330 is off this
afternoon and evening, no WLC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. This follows up my log on KQQZ 1190 of The Grim Reaper,
where I wondered what had happened about that since June: (gh)

Eric Bueneman of Hazelwood MO sends along the following dated 9/26/19
(article courtesy of St Louis Today): [some calls corrected by gh]

The AM airwaves are about to undergo another change in the St Louis
region. Salem Communications has become the second broadcast
conglomeration to exit the region in the last three years (the other
one being Emmis Communications which pulled out in 2017).

Salem has sold WSDZ 1260 and KXFN 1380 (along with relays K236CS 95.1
and K287BY 105.3) to a Catholic group (my guess is Relevant Radio). St
Louis already has Covenant Network (WRYT 1080/KHOJ 1460) which
receives the bulk of their programming from EWTN. Salem had two
formats with intense competition; the Urban Gospel format on WSDZ 1260
had competition from KSTL 690 and KATZ 1600, while the Conservative
Talk format on KXFN 1380 had competition from KFTK 1490/97.1 and to a
lesser extent KMOX-1120 and KTRS 550.

Rumor has it that the Conservative Talk format may land on KXEN 1010.
Entertainment Media Trust (d/b/a Insane Broadcasting Company), which
owns KQQZ 1190, KZQZ 1430, KFTK 1490 (leased to Intercom) and the
now-silent WQQW 1510 has filed Chapter 7 liquidation. The licenses
have been slated for a revocation hearing next year because of
irregularities in the group ownership statements to the FCC.

Bob Romanik (The Grim Reaper of Radio), who runs the stations, has
been using one of his stations, KQQZ for a one-hour talk show that
espouses his racist views. I listened to part of his show with several
DXers at the 2018 IRCA Convention in St Charles MO; we were shocked as
to the number of racial slurs uttered on his show. I, for one, was
outraged. 1190 and 1430 are arguably the most valuable parts of the
cluster.

KZQZ 1430 Saint Louis MO is temporarily operating 50 kW DA-D. The
offensive programming is on KQQZ 1190 Fairview Heights IL.

Editorial: BANKRUPTCY FILING SUGGESTS ROMANIK'S RACIST PROGRAMMING
COULD SOON BE HISTORY, By the Editorial Board September 16 2019

https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-bankruptcy-filing-suggests-romanik-s-racist-programming-could-soon/article_d0c82433-5d89-5b78-ad1e-c17c4cd335e1.html

From the sound of it, racist radio host Bob Romanik is declaring
defeat as the Federal Communications Commission advances its effort to
revoke the license of the Belleville-based stations that carry his
programming. Entertainment Media Trust, the official name of the
broadcast licensee, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and liquidation
of assets. Romanik has long tried to avoid on-air commentary about his
deepening FCC troubles, refusing to engage when callers raise the
subject. But since the bankruptcy filing on Wednesday, Romanik has
declared verbal war on the FCC and various politicians, including Sen.
Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who have urged action to shut him down.

On Monday, he declared, “FCC, kiss my axx... you scumbag, (expletive),
rotten bastards.” More than 15,000 complaints have been filed against
him, Romanik acknowledged. Many if not most of those complaints regard
his filthy on-air language, which during a typical daily broadcast can
include upwards of 50 usages of the N-word along with constant racist,
sexist and homophobic taunts. He leveled several on Monday against St
Louis and Missouri black politicians. An announcer states before each
broadcast that Romanik’s stations represent “white awareness radio,”
or WAR, while his Killer Klassic Kountry (KKK) nickname for station
KQQZ-AM suggest he is openly trying to provoke a race war.

“I don’t know how much longer you’re going to hear me,” Romanik
stated, citing a “full-court press” against him by the FCC. License
revocation is so rare, it was last used about 25 years ago. Much as
Romanik’s detractors would like to see his racist language silenced,
the FCC action is predicated on much more mundane legal principles.

The FCC alleges in court documents that Entertainment Media Trust lied
about the true nature of Romanik’s involvement in the ownership and
control of the stations. Romanik asserts the government is out to
curtail his First Amendment rights, but the real issue is that he is a
two-time felon – which negates his eligibility to own and operate
under an FCC license. Substantial financial records submitted for
review by a federal administrative law judge provide a convincing case
that Romanik tried to hide his true role in the four stations licensed
to Entertainment Media Trust.

Many of the financial documents subpoenaed by the FCC have been
redacted from public view, but ample publicly available evidence
exists to demonstrate that Romanik has repeatedly intermingled his
personal finances and political activities with those of the radio
stations. It’s entirely possible that the bankruptcy filing is a
flimsy ploy designed to convince the federal judge that the stations’
closure and liquidation of assets are imminent and, therefore, license
revocation would be redundant. But revoking the license, rare and
radical as such an action might be, is essential to send a clear
message that wanton abuse of the public airwaves will not be tolerated
(via IRCA DX Monitor Oct 12, published Oct 9, via DXLD)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 20 at
0034-0044 UT: 531, 549, 558(2), 612, 621, 738, 774(2), 828, 846, 855,
882, 891, 909, 936(2), 945, 1008, 1017, 1026, 1044(2), 1053, 1098,
1107(2), 1125(2), 1134(2), 1152, 1179, 1206, 1215(2), 1305(2), 1341,
1413, 1458(2), 1575 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0354 UT October 20

 

Glenn Hauser logs October 18-19, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, October 19 2019

Hauser
** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 6040, Oct 18 at 1316, Shiokaze from JAPAN in
Korean talk by woman; over JBA tone pulse jamming, and // 5935 with no
jamming audible. Unlike Ron Howard I seldom can hear any jamming on
these (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6045, Oct 18 at 1308, songs and Korean talk.
This is listed everywhere (well, Aoki and EiBi, but missing from HFCC)
as National Unity Radio, via Tajikistan at 1200-1458, but this signal
is very much like the east Asian ones peaking now just after sunrise,
including adjacent 6040 from Japan to Korea North; not what I would
expect from faraway and near-transpolar Dushanbe. Would someone please
perform a TDOA on 6045 to pinpoint whence it axually emanate? Aha,
WRTH 2019 info now a year old, says site was tsh = Tamshui, TAIWAN,
which makes a lot more sense propagationally and nearly! (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 6000, Oct 18 at 1312, RHC with CCI, presumably Echo of
Hope and North Korean jamming, as Ron Howard has reported VOH on 6000
ex-5990 and ex-5995; and Aoki Oct 17 issue also has them both on 6000
only; but, tomorrow?

I take the opportunity Oct 18 at 1317 for a quick survey of the other
VOH/VOP frequencies which have been jumping around. Some are just
carriers, others including noise jamming: 3485, 3915, 3930, 3985,
4450, 6250, 6520, 6605, 9100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Oct 18 at 1807 UT, KOKB Blackwell is off again.
What is going on with this station? When on it sounds fine with no
technical problems (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 13650, Oct 18 at 2049, RRI in English is on at S6-S8, news
about the EU, Romania has the highest inflation rate. Still no signal
from the other 2030 Tsiganeshti frequency for us, 11850. Also listed
for Europe on Galbeni 6170 and 7315-DRM, not much use here if they be
on. Per HFCC B-19, in 9 days this jumps an hour later to 2130, even
tho we are stuck with DST for another week; and jumps way down to 6170
and 7310 for us, 6030 and 7375 for Europe. But which frequencies will
be missing then? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 11670, Oct 19 at 2048, REE finally active again on fourth
frequency, the one to Africa so better here on all the others: 12030,
11940, 9690. 11670 also noticed yesterday but before that had been
absent for weeks (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2004 monitoring: confirmed first SWBC, Friday
October 18 at 2200 on WRMI, 9955, fair.

Also confirmed UT Saturday October 19 on WRMI 5850, VG S9+20; 7780
JBA; 5010 S9-S8, poor in noise. Next:

0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [alt weeks, Oct. 26]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW; 6160v?
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, Oct 18 at 2041, WBCQ-6 is on again, S9+20 with WLC
M&M chat about their peculiar religion. At that strength it would seem
to be aimed thisaway rather than thataway as presumably scheduled for
the first few hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490+, UT Sat Oct 19 at 0000, previous program cut to WBCQ
ID and a minute of dead air before 0001 AAAWWW theme WTO starts. Not
much politix this time, mostly AW reveling about what a lucky guy he
is to have such a beautiful wife, and how she runs around in a string
bikini, since it`s so hot in FL unlike ME, provoking envy in some of
the usual callers.

Says the super-station has been testing since last Saturday on 9330
only, starting at 3:30 pm [ET = 1930 UT] until about 10 pm [0200 UT];
until 6 pm [22 UT] to Arabic-speaking countries [but in English!],
then back toward North America. Full bore 500 kW with gain amounting
to 20 megawatts.

Someone wanted AAAWWW to be on the S-S, but he`s noncommittal; maybe
later, but now WLC is entitled to all the airtime. Lots of time
reading P-mail reception reports and apologizing for late replies, and
then some e-mail. Canned AW ID interrupts live AW at 0100 for Hal
Turner to start on time. John Carver`s report from mid-North Indiana:

``Very sorry, Glenn. Can't copy 7490 this evening and have checked the
other frequencies and can't find it anywhere else. John``

O, before 2400 I checked all the frequencies: 9330 vamp music and
restarted WLC; 5130 weak and presumably with anothershow as usual;
6160 no signal; 3265- maybe a JBA carrier; but 7490+ sufficient here,
altho I then switched to webcast since I`m at the computer (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 620, Oct 18 at 1235 UT, signal from SSE in Spanish. Must be
KEXB Dallas, which some months ago became split-personality, Spanish
religion overnight, still businews in English overdays. Now Spanish
has expanded, overtaken? Checked again at 1812 UT, still Spanish as
Radio Luz, all-talk sounding like infomercial with religious
overtones, a (972) area code and then a different one. Break at 1900
UT for legal ID in English as KTNO, Plano, a Salem station. That has
been the one on 1440! So they must have flipped. And into outright
preaching.

FCC AM Query confirms that only yesterday, Oct 17, did the 1440
station change calls from KTNO to KEXB. (Before 3/15/1994 it was
originally KDNT --- I remember, that was in Denton, another town too
close to The Metroplex to be able to hold on to its local radio
station succumbing to giant sucking --- like Wichita Falls which lost
at least two including the original 620, KWFT).

KEXB 1440 is licensed to Inspiration Media of Texas LLC, University
Park. 620, KTNO licensee is named merely Inspiration. Nothing in FCC
about either pertaining to Salem as I heard announced on 620.

Radio-locator.com is confused about which be which:

``KEXB-AM 1440 kHz
University Park, Texas
"Experts In Business"
Station Format: Business News``

Website:
https://620amkexb.com/

But that site now displays:

``620 KEXB Business Talk is no longer available. Thanks for listening
to the station over the past 8 years. Please check out one of the
other Salem Media Group radio stations in Dallas-Fort Worth.
(KLTY) 94.9 KLTY https://klty.com
(KSKY) 660am The Answer https://660amtheanswer.com
(KWRD) The Word 100.7FM https://thewordfm.com
(KTNO) 620AM Radio Luz https://luzdallas.com
(KLTY-HD2) 94.9-HD2/102.5 El Pez https://elpezdfw.com``

That last one is also sloganned ``Inspirando Tu Vida`` -- El Pez
refers to the Christian idea that it`s somehow related to the Greek
word for fish, ichthos -- a back-formation acronym translated as
``Jesus Christ, Son of God``. Thus the fish symbol on rearends of
cars, people, and elsewhere. Note: in Spanish once a fish be caught,
it becomes a pescado, i.e. ``fished``. So I guess Christian converts
are also pescados; hopefully without too much injury to their lips.
Note one is spelt with a z, the other with an s. Roughly 50% of fish
are female, so why isn`t there a feminine equivalent of el pez? La pez
is a chemical term meaning pitch. But I digress?

This is probably not new, but on the caradio I notice that 620 is
stronger/louder than 570 KLIF Dallas. Both 5 kW, so if everything else
were equal, KLIF should be slightly stronger on a lower frequency, or
essentially the same. KLIF also has constant daytime CCI here from
understation WNAX Yankton, the only such SD, while 620 has none. The
620 daytime pattern FCC pdf is still labeled KEXB! It`s broad and
flattened from WSW to NNE. KLIF daytime is almost circular but offset
from center favoring the south side.

At 2058 UT on two radios, I confirm that 1440 is not // 620, but can`t
tell yet what format is now thereupon. The former home of Radio Luz,
at U4 50000/350 watts, 1440 ought still to be useful for something in
the daytime. Hey, there can never be enough Vietnamese in DFW.

1440, Oct 18 at 2343 UT now that SSS skip is in, we have the interim
answer: indecision. YL loop running over and over which I transcribe:

``This is KEXB, University Park, 1440-AM, Experts in Business. Radio
Luz Dallas se ha mudado de la 1440-AM a su nueva casa, la 620-AM ---
misma programación, mejor cobertura, más alcance. Radio Luz Dallas,
iluminando mente y corazón``. And I go to the trouble to record it for
posterity:
https://www.w4uvh.net/KEXB_1440_loop_2019_1018_2349z.mp3

Official Oct SS/SR for KEXB and KTNO are 0000/1230 UT, so at 2349,
1440 still legally on 50 kW day power, before cut to only 350 watts
night (Nov: 2330-1300 UT) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 780, Oct 18 at 1240 UT, with nearby KSPI nulled, a station
giving school lunch menus and activities for today in Madison --- not
WI, but the next town south of Norfolk NE, and soon a WJAG ID rather
than WBBM. Cannot imagine bigcity BBM ever doing that (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1190, Oct 18 at 0543 UT, brief bit of Navajo-like chanting,
looping NW/SE, then maybe more conventional music. No Native stations
known per se, as I assume this is the eclectic student station, KVCU
Boulder CO, U1 6800/110/CH5000 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 1190, Oct 18 at 0543 UT, as I am DFing the chanting from the
NW, I encounter a much stronger signal from the NE. Normally would
expect KDMR Kansas City, U2 5000/500, yet often dominant at night. But
that`s EWTN and what I am hearing is far too extreme for RCC
commentary --- racist anti-NAACP rant employing the N-word with no
bleeping but reverb for emphasis; also refers to St. Clair County and
St. Louis. Therefore, this is KQQZ, CoL Fairview Heights IL, address
in Belleville, but just across from MO, U4 10000/650/psra 138, ``1190
The Patriot`` per NRC AM Log.

KQQZ and three other stations in the group are in big trouble, because
the owner Robert Romanik is a convicted felon, ineligible to own
stations. A.k.a. ``The Grim Reaper``, I think this must be himself
still on the air. Haven`t heard anything lately, but see
https://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1929.txt
for a bunch of media reports about this as of June, when the stations
were headed toward an FCC license revocation hearing. How did that
go?

If Bob lose his own outlets, there`s always on SW ``the last
free-speech radio station``, which has already welcomed some felons
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Oct 18 at 1244, I`m
on 1566 from the NW to observe a signal drop when HLAZ used to change
beams from thisaway to thataway, but it seems about the same with a
little fading --- o, I must have misremembered, as WRTH shows the
switch from Japanese to Chinese is at 1345, not 1245. For that we`ll
have to wait for later sunrise here, close to 1345 around Epiphany.

Others now: 1098-W, 1026-WSW, 972-NW, 882, 828-NW, 774-NW, 747-NW,
693-NW, 594-NW until 1252 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1161.0, Oct 18 at 0536 UT, carrier very close to a TA
frequency making het against KSL, but looping approx. 005/185 degrees
on the DX-398 --- yet, no such signal to be heard on the R75: so it
must be a local artifact (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1180, Oct 18 at 1256 UT, from NW/SE, string of legal
ads, PSAs, one mentions Houston, but these may be national, as soon
back to wrapup of `America`s First News`, but fadeout during 1300 ID!
So is it KGOL Humble TX (Houston market)? That`s supposed to be La
Suavecita, in Spanish, ex-ESPN-D. Or has it flipped again? Only other
fit on this axis is KOFI Kalispell MT, which is news/talk, but no
complete program schedule on website! Then I check the affiliate list
for `America`s First News` and find no 1180 in TX or MT. I still
suspect it`s KOFI, where Oct sunrise is not until 1400 UT (November:
1445 UT), U2 50/10 kW. Night pattern is basically N/S with a deep
notch toward Rochester, so there is some signal here to the SE (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0250 UT October 19

 

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