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Glenn Hauser logs January 25-26, 2020  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 26 2020

Logs
** ANGUILLA. 11775, Jan 26 at 1553, dead air at S4-S5, longer than a
DGS cigar-puff; presumably warming up for Sunday service, only S4-S5
and some pulse jamming bleeding under from somewhere (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9540-9588, Jan 25 at 2333, pulse jamming centred on 9565 is
splattering out to this range, as the Cubans don`t give a damn about
collateral damage, pariahs on the HF bands. Something`s always wrong
at the incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 13604, 13673 S9, 13807 S9+10, 13875, 13942 JBA but 14009 a
bit stronger and inside the ham band, Jan 25 at 2344, RHC-FM spurs out
of 13740-AM, with F# tone, approx. 67-kHz intervals. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13559, 13630, 13770, 13840, 13910 approx., Jan 26 at 1524,
RHC spurblobs with especially distorted audio unlistenable in any
mode, unlike fundamental 13700-AM; 70-kHz intervals today. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15700, Jan 26 at 1549, CRI relay in English is S9+20 but
undermodulated; sufficient once volume turned up, but beware the
loudness of the next frequency. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 26 at 1550, RHC music is distorted while // but
weaker 15230 mod is OK. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** MALI. 7295, Jan 25 at 2327, Chinese dialog S9+25; tough luck for
Region 2 hAMs who favour this frequency area in their 40 mb. It`s
Bamako relaying CRI at 23-24, their last transmission of the day. Even
without antennas designed for N America, this could be a good
replacement for defunct(?) Albanian relays; don`t give them ideas,
Glenn.

BTW, this same hour, HFCC has imaginary wooden registrations on 7295
for Russia and Indonesia! Hey Jeff, why don`t you clean out all this
nonsense? Are certain admins so vain as to make such claims season
after season hoping no one will notice? Yet real stations from many
countries not buying into HFCC are overlooked (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NICARAGUA [non?]. 8989-USB, Jan 25 at 2329, S8 Spanish sermon about
Cristo, the Predicador an hour later than usually reported; breaks
into song just to be sure no one can mistake him for legit aero comms
in their band (GLenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 25 at 2321, VOT English to N America is silent
again; thus unlikely to be any 0000 German either vs Mighty Farty KBC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2018 monitoring: tuned in 1860-AM
too late at 0500 UT Sun Jan 26 when in ham news; WOR probably ran
earlier in the hour; audible via Peoria IL KiwiSDR, unlike in daytime.
Next:

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday 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, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Jan 26 at 0119, theatre organ music starts on
WTWW-2 after a long string of ham news adding up to variable lengths,
so woe betide any precise scheduling to follow, like on WA0RCR. I
quickly switch to stereo webcast. No intro or name of program given,
and Bob Heil does not speak until 0127; 0148 wrapping up before ``real
music``, still no name for program since is no longer in the Ozarx,
and ``Mister Sandman`` until 0151.5 switch to the real (rock) music.
Oh2, must be replay of last week`s show concluding with same
deprecating remark and tune, but which started circa 0100. Frankly,
altho I do enjoy theater organ music, after a while it all begins to
sound alike, especially in the rather limited repertory he plays
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9475, Jan 26 at 1555, WTWW-1 rarely active is on because
it`s Sunday morning, non-PPPP preacher? refers to off-topic Hong Kong
schools being closed, so maybe current, rather than a decade old SFAW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5970, Jan 26 at 0727, WEWN is in Spanish, rather than last
night`s anomaly of English. Some QRM from jamming spreadleaking out of
5980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5454-USB, Jan 25 at 2319, 2-way conversation in Spanish,
sounds like typical intruders, not legit aero comms as on this band
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9380.42, Jan 26 at 1556-1600+, open carrier S1 with some
fading so not local device; only thing on 9380 anywhen is AIR Aligarh,
at 1230-1745 per HFCC, Vividh Bharati at 1245-1740 per EiBi and
VU2JOS, 1245-1745 per Aoki, but unlikely to be so far off? altho no
sign of it on exact frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9896-USB, Jan 25 at 2337, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS,
battling the 500 kW AM signal on 9900 from China (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10050.5-USB, Jan 25 at 2338, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS,
which would QRM Gander VOLMET on 10051-USB, but unheard at the moment
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15111-USB, Jan 25 at 1551, 2-way in colloquial Spanish,
discussing puta, INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1945 UT January 26
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Glenn Hauser logs January 25, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 25 2020

Logs
** CUBA. 13838, 13769, 13631, 13562, 13492 approx., Jan 25 at 1439,
spurblobs out of 13700-AM. No intelligible programodulation except a
trace of music & talk on 13769. If they are going to spray all over
the band, least they could do would be to make them listenable in the
FM mode. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA SOUTH. 1566, Jan 25 at 1348, JBA carrier looping NW, so FEBC
Jeju again seems no longer to be making beamswitch by 1345 from
Japanese to Chinese; is there no longer a language change either?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SCOTLAND [non]. 9350, Sat Jan 25 at 2145, usual VG non-squealy
signal from this WWCR during `Encore` classical music hour from Radio
Tumbril. Playlist for 25/1 is already up:
https://www.tumbril.co.uk/playlists
Now must be the Paul Hillier, penultimately. Otherwise occupied now,
I`ll try to catch the full hour repeat UT Monday at 0100-0200 on WBCQ
when surely I will have to hear 7490v via webcast only (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7341-USB, Sat Jan 25 at 1517 obviously a Civil Air Patrol
net from the colourful tactical calls, checkins seemingly managed by
YL NCS Starfish 39, but does not always give own call, rather trying
to copy and utter calls of others, often unsuccessful without a relay
even when I can hear them; such as: Tornado 41, Red Cloud 13, Bluebird
29, etc., etc. Up against 7340-AM RHC, but so weak here not a problem,
altho could be further east and/or south. By their prefixes, these
four must respectively emit from Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and
Missouri, but individual call identities are surely top-secret. Each
transmission ends with auto-beep, no overing required.

BTW, the paramilitary CAP has been recruiting in the Enid area:

https://www.enidnews.com/news/local_news/civil-air-patrol-seeking-new-members-youth-and-adult-in/article_73a29f81-5fa6-5b14-a375-af16c4a88a08.html

Strangely enough, nothing is said in this long article about playing
radio. I think unlike MARS, you don`t have to be a ham for starters
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2018 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov,
Bulgaria reports: ``Fair signal of World of Radio #2018 and Shortwave
Radiogram #136 on January 25: 1300-1330 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg
to WeEu English Sat World of Radio#2018 and 1330-1400 on 15770 RMI 100
kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat Shortwave Radiogram #136``.

Around 2100 UT I check numerous KiwiSDRs in eastern USA for 1860
WA0RCR with WOR, but not a bit of it, even in Illinois. Last night I
was hearing heavy CW mostly below 1860, so another contest will likely
still be a QRM problem for 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 NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday 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, WOR)

** U S A. John Carver replies to my WBCQ 7490v AAAWWW report Jan 25:

``Glenn, In reference to your comment about the novelty tune before
AAWWW started. That originated with TimTron and is played when there
is a problem with his internet feed connecting. I don't know how it is
triggered as if his feed isn't connecting he can't send anything. At
any rate it is a snippet of some sort of ethnic music folk song done
by a youngish female that Tim has slowed down to sound as it does.
Could be Hungarian or Gypsy or something. At any rate it's quite
familiar to listeners of Area 51.

Several years ago I heard it played one time at normal speed on Area
51 and immediately recognized it. I wrote to Larry Will and asked
about it. He replied with the story behind it and gave me a Wiki link
to the story behind the tune and if I remember correctly it contained
a link to the actual tune at normal speed. When I was finally able to
boot the computer today I did a search through the headers of every
message Larry has sent me since sometime in 2010 and couldn't find it
based upon the subjects listed in the headers. I'm sure it's in there
and someday I will go through and read every damn message but not till
it's warmer in here. If you're really curious I suppose you could ask
Larry Will if he remembers.

Sorry I could only give you a partial answer. I so wanted to send you
the Wiki link so you could read it and possibly listen to the
original. John`` Try searching on keywords like Hungarian, Gypsy,
ethnic (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5970, Jan 25 at 0644, surprised to hear WEWN in English
instead of Spanish --- not a momentary translation, but discussion of
RCC politix. Earlier at 0224 I had a very weak signal on 5970, but
could not be sure it were WEWN at all. What about 9385 which is
supposed to be the overnight English channel? NO signal at 0645, but
could be on and not propagating.

So is this another mistake, or a major change? WEWN SW is so
insignificant that it`s hard to find anything about it on the EWTN
website. But from our WOR Hitlist we get:

a program sked which will not load:
https://www.ewtn.com/radio/download/Shortwave_Grid.pdf

This one
https://www.ewtn.com/radio/frequency-guide
is all in English including the Cuba/Latin America 12050 and 5970
frequencies, so looking at this you would never know they were ever in
Spanish!

For B-19, until March 29, 2020, it shows 15610 at 1900-2400 and 9385
at 0000-0900 both for W&CAf at 85 degrees and Beijing at 335 degrees:
note, these are not 180 degrees opposite, so one transmitter split
into two antennas, or two transmitters? Does the BJ beam apply only to
9385 hours? That is ambiguous as displayed. Latest HFCC as of Jan 20
shows both 00-09 9385 and 19-24 15610 on African 85-degree azimuth
only; 12050 at 14-24 on 155 degrees, splitting difference between the
claimed 150 and 160 on 5970. It also shows 11520 at 00-09 but we know
that`s imaginary, alternative to 9385 but which was used in A-19. 9470
is also listed at 09-14, only this one really aimed toward China,
prime time there but is it more propagable? and which Ivo has been
observing as AWOL, not appearing on WEWN`s own schedule.

The true azimuth of Beijing from Vandiver is more like 344 degrees!
But 335 does cross eastern China, if the signal last over a very long
and difficult near-polar path, which no one setting up a SW station in
Alabama should have considered viable. In fact, I think reaching Asia
from there was an afterthought, not an original target.

To Cuba/Latin America, 160 degrees at 00-14 on 5970; at 14-24, 150
degrees at 14-24. What`s the point of a 10-degree difference in
azimuth?

150 is aimed to eastern Cuba and across S America exiting near Porto
Alegre, Brasil.

160 is aimed to western Cuba and across the Andes, exiting S America
between Mar del Plata and Bahia Blanca, Argentina.

So has 12050 switched to English too as implied on the sked? It`s JBA
Jan 25 at 1744 check, can`t tell language. Well audible at Bogotá SDR
and yes, still in Spanish with rote rosary. Never mind JC; Do Mary or
God ever tire of hearing that? Why not? Do they monitor RCM in
particular for self-gratification, or avoid it? (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. Jan 25 from 15 to 17 UT, I can`t help but notice that the
big four commercial TV broadcast networx, ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, as
via their OKC affiliates, are all broadcasting live the Republican
side of the Trump Trial --- which they were NOT doing the previous
days from the Democrats! Leaving that who-cares to PBS and cable
networx. Not in daytime and certainly not in primetime! We shall see
what happen on Monday daytime when acting president Drumpf`s liars get
down to business. Of course, regular network programming on Saturday
mornings is more dispensable, mostly E/I stuff for kids and nature
enthusiasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Sigh - another typo correxion to one of the frequencies:
783, of course, not 782; fixed:

Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 25 at
0251-0259: 531, 549, 576, 612, 621(2), 639, 693, 711, 774(2), 783,
819, 837(2), 855(2), 882*, 891, 909, 999, 1026, 1053, 1089, 1098,
1107, 1116, 1125, 1215(2), 1305, 1341, 1413(2), 1575. *882 strongest
with some audio, singing, probably BBC Wales. (2) = at least two
carriers beating (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6990-LSB, Jan 25 at 1437, 2-way net in language,
sometimes melodic, maybe Indonesian, like we used to hear when
11.4-11.5 MHz propagated; this frequency was also occupied at earlier
times by a closer performer with prolonged aaaahhhhhs, guessing
Japanese as last reported a year ago in
http://w4uvh.net/dxld1903.txt
Also heard a bit of that this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 2159 UT January 25
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Glenn Hauser logs January 24-25, 2020  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 25 2020

Logs
** ARGENTINA [non]. 5800, Jan 25 at 0152, surprised to hear English on
WRMI instead of RAE Spanish, which I had not checked earlier to
confirm from 0100; and the English is SMTV! What`s it doing here now?
Supposed to run 2100-0100 only on 5800, skedgrid still showing RAE at
01-02. Perhaps like last week we shall have another chance to hear
actualidaddx.com.ar 48 hours later on UT Monday. SMTV is also on 5950
at 0223 check about animal welfare in Canada, Costa Rica,
alfabetically. 5800 off at 0200, and 9395 then a JBA carrier when RAE
should run in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 4748 & 4782 approx., Jan 25 at 0236, wide spurblobs +/- ~17
kHz out of 4765 Radio Progreso which itself is overmodulated /
distorted at S9+30. In FM mode tuning the spurs, there is a trace of
the music as on 4765. Both spurs are QRMing CODAR! Something`s always
wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRAN. 6090, Jan 25 at 0123, seems Spanish, ME music, VP, i.e. VIRI
as scheduled 2350-0250; EiBi shows one //, 7230, but only the first
sesquihour to 0120, so too late to check that as confirmation.
Anguilla off tonight, and no sign of Brazuguese, defunct Radio
Bandeirantes. By 0225 recheck, VP but definitely in Spanish. Cuts off
the air at 0250:15.5* as scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.1, Jan 24 at 1520 UT, as I am trying to listen to KWOU
from Woodward, instead hear Oasis Network with echo, so not only the
closest, KMSI Moore 0/50 kW vertical only, but also KDMI Coweta-Tulsa,
100/100 kW. The WTFDA FM Database does not show that these two are //
and both relaying KNYD 90.5, altho both with Oasis Network. KMSI alone
is the usual nemesis for KWOU. No significant tropo on the map (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, UT Sat Jan 25 at 0017, VOT is still on, in German
bonus broadcast; if unlikely to happen two nights in a row, maybe KBC
will be unscathed 24 hours later from Germany (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2018 monitoring: confirmed first
Northern/Western Hemisphere SWBC, Friday January 24 at 2300 on WRMI
9955, vs heavy Cuban jamming: it varies some with WRMI fading up to
better audibility but jamming does not fully abate; by 2326 we are
fairly audible.

Meanwhile this week I quickly check a bunch of KiwiSDRs, to find out
how bad the situation is elsewhere; Chile & Uruguay: JBA without much
jamming; Buenos Aires: fair but noisy; Pardinho/SP Brasil: F-G over
jamming; Bogotá VG with no jamming audible --- should be best on the
azimuth at first hop; Rockport, Maine: VG at WA2ZKD/1, the only N
American one checked, certainly better than here: no signal in South
Africa, Australia or China; Europe unchecked since plenty of other
opportunities there later on 7780 or 15770; or 7290.

WOR 2018 also confirmed UT Saturday January 25 at 0130 via UTwente
SDR: 7780 good; 5850 JBA; 5010 zilch; here: 7780 poor S8-S9; 5850
S9+30; 5010 S8-S9+10 but sounds much weaker than 5850. Next:

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 NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday 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, WOR)

** U S A. 5850, Jan 25 at 0200 right after WOR, WRMI with VORW, John
Jurasek explaining that he`s recovering from dental work so running
some repeat shows; like I heard one recently, admittedly months old.
See also ARGENTINA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7490.2v, UT Sat Jan 25 at 0100, WBCQ ID interrupts FKB
gospel huxter, but instead of WTO, a couple minutes of novelty
nonsense singing; then 0102 WBCQ canned ID again, and WTO theme, but
no A&A again this week, rather TimTron substituting from 0103
confirming off the bat that this is live on Jan 24, YOOL 2020; wish AW
would do that instead of burying the date somewhere in the middle.
Says this is on 7490 (only), using his own microphonium from the
secret squirrel studio in Skow-town; says something flu-like has been
infesting WBCQ staff at Monticello, and he himself feels unwell, hope
not resurgence of Lyme disease; then into death of Bigelow-chat. Over
to John Carver for a fuller report:

``No readable signal tonight on 7490. Program started two minutes late
on 5130 and was hosted by TimTron. Tim said they were only
broadcasting on 7490 but I'm listening on 5130. Said he was asked to
host the show last weekend but wasn't feeling up to it. Is fearful
that his Lyme disease is flaring up. Mourning the death of his
neighbor's cat that he dealt with since at least 2002. He played a
song that his wife, Marcie, wrote about the cat. He did say that the
part on the SS transmitter that broke has been removed and sent to the
manufacturer to be inspected. He also talked about the 7490
transmitter and the problems they've had with it. A problem with the
blower and the blower switch and the blower interlock. I can only copy
7490 here in the afternoons and it's usually gone by 2300 to 2330
hours. Major repairs will have to wait till warm weather and Tim
feeling better. Then into some music.

Some talk about the state of propagation as there was last week.
Consensus was the same as last week, dismal. He did state that 5130
was about the only frequency that worked reasonably well in these
conditions. Then a plea for people to create a show and get on the air
at WBCQ. Then into some more music.

At 0155 the nonstop top of the hour IDs started once again and
continued to the top of the hour. I have mentioned this twice to
people at the station and the last time Allan was on the air doing
this program Pirate Joe mentioned it to him also. John, Mid-North
Indiana``

I do check at 0133 to find 5130 is on with music like 7490+ ATM, but
VP. Cursory confirmation of no sigs from other WBCQs: 9330, 6160v,
3265v (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 1090, Jan 24 at 0702 UT, ToH dead air from KAAY LR
causes minimal interference to XEAU Monterrey in Spanish, and almost
800 kW from 1089 Talksport UK het.

1090, Jan 25 at 0301.5 UT, ``AM 1090 KAAY`` illegal ID and dead air
until gospel music resume at 0305.0; meanwhile nothing but XEAU and
1089 UK het can be heard. So does KAAY provide a dead air news hole at
top of every hour? And no one cares or notices at 700 Wellington Hills
Road (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 24 from 0702
after hearing a big het on 1090 KAAY from 1089 UK: 1098, 1107, 1116,
1125, 1215, 1305(2); 1053, 1044, 909, 891, 774(2), 693 -- but none
lower as sunrise is nigh across W Europe and this fadeout will of
course become earlier and earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 25 at
0251-0259: 531, 549, 576, 612, 621(2), 639, 693, 711, 774(2), 782,
819, 837(2), 855(2), 882*, 891, 909, 999, 1026, 1053, 1089, 1098,
1107, 1116, 1125, 1215(2), 1305, 1341, 1413(2), 1575. *882 strongest
with some audio, singing, probably BBC Wales. (2) = at least two
carriers beating (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0436 UT January 25
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JRX Logs January 23, 2020  View Printable Version 
Friday, January 24 2020

Logs

JRX Logs_ January 23, 2020Receiver (s)_ Tecsun S-2000Antenna (s)_ Longwire

ASCENSION ISLAND** 17745. Jan 23, 2020. 1750-1800, BBC, Ascension Island-ASC, in Oromo. Man and woman announcer talking; ID. Fair reception.
FRANCE** 7380. Jan 23, 2020. 2005-2015, Radio France International, Issoudun-F, in Hausa. Men announcers present news and woman announcer presents too; 2010 ID and a brief RFI jingle. Fair reception.
MADAGASCAR** 13670. Jan 23, 2020. 1900-1910, MWV-Radio Feda, Mahajanga-MDG, in Arabic. 1859 A brief arabic song; 1900 Woman talks, says ID and next a short arabic song; 1903 Man and woman talk. Fair reception.
MALI** 11640. Jan 23, 2020. 1931-1943, China Radio International, Bamako-MLI, in Portuguese. No programming, but a musical program: Instrumental chinese music, only. Very good reception.** 13630. Jan 23, 2020. 1944-1957, China Radio International, Bamako-MLI, in Portuguese. Instrumental chinese music, some time ago. No regular programming! 1955 All CRI sked in portuguese by male announcer with a IS background. Good reception.** 13685. Jan 23, 2020. 1911-1927, China Radio International, Bamako-MLI, in Arabic language. Woman and man announcers talking; 1915 A song; 1919 Woman talks; 1920 Begins the Chinese Class, presented by woman and man announcers; 1927 Ends: Man talks, ID and frequencies in kilohertz. Very good reception.Parallel log on 11640kHz, relay Bamako, very good reception too.
SÃO TOMÉ E PRÍNCIPE** 9830. Jan 23, 2020. 1845-1855, Deutsche Welle, Pinheira-STP, in Hausa. A nice woman announcer talking; 1848 Man talks; ID. Fair reception.
SPAIN** 11685. Jan 23, 2020. 1801-1812, Radio Exterior de España, Noblejas-E, in Portuguese. Woman talks and a musical program; ID. Fair to poor reception with fading.

JRX_Jose Ronaldo XavierSWARL Callsign PR7036SWLCabedelo, Brazil (UTC-3)
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Glenn Hauser logs January +22-23-24, 2020  View Printable Version 
Friday, January 24 2020

Logs
** ARGENTINA [non]. 5800, Jan 23 at 0100, RAE AAM, via WRMI runs OK;
0126 rock music but it`s Spanish and still RAE with 0130 multi-lingual
IDs, then conversation with an Argentine who went to Thailand.

Next night, UT Jan 24 I am listening to the second half to assure it
air intact; seems so: 0129 talk about the FSLN; 0130 multi-lingual ID,
then `Géneros y Diversidad` about sexism in sports; 0147 multi-ID
again, chat about 23 de enero being some national day; 0151 headlines
and ``Piano Man`` --- no sign-off heard, but this music may have been
filler from WRMI; another song until 0159 WRMI ID and off at 0200*
sharp.

9395, then should follow RAE ATTW in English, but it`s a JBA carrier
as often the case after dark, altho sometimes recovers later at night
when TOMBS is on. How about putting RAE English on reliably propagable
5800 instead --- plus Tirana at 0230? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL [non]. 6090, Jan 23 at 2350, a weak signal here presumed
Iran in Spanish as scheduled; *2356 open carrier from ANGUILLA making
a fast SAH atop the other, and shortly after 0000 Jan 24, join Dead
Gene Scott in progress, without a sign-on, let alone an ID, which
*never* come out of what is listed as The Caribbean Beacon. By then it
sounds like Qur`an and ME music underneath.

I`m checking this because someone has just reported hearing Rádio
Bandeirantes on 6090 last night, ``at 0120 in Portuguese with an
excited male preacher``. That station has been gone from SW for over a
year, thought to be forever. 6090 and its other frequency 9645 were
deleted from WRTH 2019 already and still absent in 2020. Yet it
survives on the Aoki list, which is full of defunct Latin American
stations, leading some to expect still to hear them. And this mis-info
is likely copied into other SW schedule aggregators.

All I ever get on 6090 evenings when Anguilla is absent (most of
them), is Iran in Spanish which is scheduled all the way from 2350 to
0250. Tonight I am hearing two stations, not three, but check on a
non-Anguilla night just to be absolutely sure. If you can`t get an
Iran ID or tell Spanish from Portuguese, maybe catch the odd closing
time of 0250?

It should be noted that last February, a ``Radio Livre Bandeirantes``
was reported from Brasil on 6090, an unrelated low-power pirate. If
still active, hearing it here vs Anguilla and/or Iran is extremely
unlikely (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 9666.553V, Jan 24 at 0043, Voz Missionária is S7-S9 in
Brazuguese preaching as it continues to wander back down toward
nominal 9665, after last caught Jan 19 way up on 9667.478. As I listen
it is slightly unstable (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 406-MCW kHz, Jan 23 at 0711 UT, dash and YLJ ND beacon,
which is 40 watts from Meadow Lake, Sask., and the only one listed on
this frequency, a clear-channel! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. Time and date were omitted from this item; added:

13568, 13634, 13767, 13834, 13901, 13967, 14033, 14100-trace,
approx., 1527 UT Jan 19, spurblobs out of RHC 13700, readable both in
FM and AM but not SSB, and with the F# tone in FM, progressively
weaker toward the outskirts where only the tone may giveaway. Now
intruding into 20m hamband where maybe some of them will notice and
complain; to CO2KK? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6099.6 & 6100.4 approx., Jan 23 at 0657, RHC English S9+40 on
mushy 6100 plus squealspurs about 400 Hz above and below. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13906, 13838, 13769, 13631, 13562, 13493, 13423, Jan 23 at
1519, FM>AM spurblobs out of RHC 13700, weaker and weaker toward the
outskirts, approx 69 kHz intervals. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 23 at 1819, RHC in Portuguese? Distorted and
overmodulated; then announcer in real Spanish. May have been a clip
from a Brazilian trying to speak Spanish = Espanhuguês. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 9545, Jan 23 at 0450, JBA carrier, presumed SIBC
since it cut off at 0500:07*; doubt I will ever get more than this
from it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2017 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday January
22 at 2100 on WRMI 7780, VP.

Also confirmed Wed Jan 22 from 2200:17 on WBCQ 7490.28v, fair S9+.

Also confirmed UT Thu Jan 23 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair declining to
poor by 0122.

WOR 2018 is available as of 0228 UT Friday January 24
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2018.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2018.mp3

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

WORLD OF RADIO 2018 contents: Albania, Antarctica, Argentina non,
Armenia, Brasil, Canada, China, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea non,
India, Indonesia, Iran non, Korea South, Oman, Perú, Sudan South non,
USA, Uzbekistan; Kiwi SDRs; and the propagation outlook

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2300 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
[usually starts with heavy jamming but maybe abates]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5010 to S, 7780 to NE
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 NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday 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, WOR)

** U S A. Jan 24 at 0216+ UT, I quickly scan the entire MW band, and
hear not a single station broadcasting live coverage of something
rather important in the US Senate! Not even talk stations whose format
would be disrupted the least, but most of them are secretly if not
overtly controlled by the Far Right, as obvious from their entire
daily schedules. And golly, how are you going to fit in 20+ minutes of
commercials an hour? Somehow, major cable TV networks manage to do it.
But radio listeners should also be able to hear the Trump Trial.

How about FM, public radio? KOSU has been airing from NPR the first
parts in the afternoons, but not in evening prime-time, still owned by
sub-station The Spy with OK/indie music, far too vital to pre-empt. So
The Spy wags the rest of KOSU.

I also know better than even bother to check US SW stations --- No
public service sentiment there! Just leave Brother Scare all over the
dial (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Just noticed a typo 12 days later to this report before
anyone else bring it to my attention. In the frequency list should
read 1017, not 2017 kHz; fixed:

Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search Jan 12 at 0006-0013 UT: 531*
strongest; 558(2), 576, 585, 639, 657, 693(2), 711, 729, 738, 774(2),
801, 819, 837, 855, 882, 891, 909, 936(2), 999, 1008, 1017, 1044,
1089, 1098, 1107(2), 1125(2), 1152, 1179, 1215(2), 1296, 1305(2),
1422, 1485, 1539 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0417 UT January 24
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