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Glenn Hauser logs December 3-4, 2019  View Printable Version 
Thursday, December 05 2019

Hauser
** CUBA. 11880, 15140, 15370, Dec 3 at 2108, all three RHC are in
Arabic. Own B-19 sked shows 11880 & 15140 are supposed to be in
French; 15370 in Portuguese at 2100-2130. Something`s always wrong at
RHC x 3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6060, Dec 3 at *2357:14 RHC carrier cuts on
S9+20/30 totally covering WRMI/SMTV [see USA], and a few seconds later
modulates with ``full`` frequency announcement, but failing to mention
6060! Summary translation: continues on 13740, 11760, 11850, 9535;
closing now on 15370, 9640, 5040; starting at *2400 [sic], 11670,
11700, 11950, 9640, 6000. Something`s always wrong at RHC: both
stopping and starting 9640 at same time? 11950 and 6000 may start now,
but with separate Mesa Redonda TV audio program.

6060 is still on in Spanish at 0455, S9+10/20 and at 0519 when it used
to have joined in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6145, Dec 4 at 0519, RHC is off, instead something
in Romanian, i.e. RRI which is already scheduled this hour only. Has
not gone back to 6165 either. I think 6145 was on earlier in evening
English; so is Arnie axually taking a break to avoid colliding with
RRI? More likely accidental; anyway, by 0721, 6145 is back on, by when
it is the only RHC frequency remaining.

Back at 0519, a full survey for RHC English: 6100 best by far, S9+30
but undermodulated; 6000 slightly weaker S9+20/30 also undermod; no
6165 or 6145; and 6060, 5040 are still in Spanish. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Dec 4 at 2025, VOG only fair with folk music, hardly
soporific, drums and fluting and chanting, but will have to do for my
nap lullaby in the absence of Qur`an from Saudi Arabia on 11820. I
need to check whether that`s really on as far as UTwente (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND [non]. 7290, Dec 4 via UTwente SDR, IRRS *1856:15 carrier,
and I keep listening on Wed, a non-WOR day. 1859:27 cut/on Aida theme
in progress and sign-on; 1900:05, FSN from London; 1903:05 FSN
Spotlight; 1905:05 news in brief from the United Nations; 1908:35 bit
of African music; 1911 bit of Qur`an with off-mike echo; 1911:25 rock
music but soon Arabic? lyrix; 1916:30 into country song in English; by
1930 recheck some longer talk program. 1959 sign-off with the other
theme, and now with CRI English ACI from *both* sides 7285 & 7290.
Before 1900 it`s on 7285 only, after 1900 on 7295 only. Aoki shows
7295 Urumqi, East Turkistan, land of Uighur brainwashing by the
ChiCom; 7285 is Xianyang site in Cha until 1857; Albania after 2000.
Now if we only knew the true site for 7290. My timings should be
accurate to a couple seconds; I thought there might be internet delay
via SDR but later tuning 3330-CUSB CHU, it`s only about one second
late. Also an unID timesignal on 5000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Dec 3 at 2350, no signal detectable from R. Chaski
under Cuban jamming against nothing, tho it has been during the past
week prior to slipping earlier 2355v*. Dec 4 at 2331, the signal is
back and cutoff time to be in next report (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAO TOME E PRINCIPE. 7325.032, Dec 4 at 0729, BBCWS in English way
off-frequency, S9/+10, 0730 headlines. Should not have been surprised
to find Pinheira is the site during this hour, also caught elsewhere
skewed; previous hour 06-07 is via Woofferton (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 9545, Dec 4 at 0456, VP S1-S2 signal, JBM? Even at
that level there should be more audio than I can detect. Others have
been noting SIBC closing around 0500, and now so do I: cuts off at
0500:22*. Presumably comes right back on other frequency 5020, but not
propagating for an hour or so? It`s certainly there when I do check at
0722, a carrier in 5025 Cuba splash. So here`s another DX station
loggable mainly by carriers and when they go and come (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Dec 3 at 2332, VOT English is on with music at S9/+10
but just barely modulated. Something`s always wrong at Emirler. 5960,
Dec 4 at 2331, no signal except maybe a trace of East Turkistan.
Something`s always wrong at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2010 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday December
4 from 2200:20 on WBCQ 7490.06v, fair S9; always starting 20 seconds
late, but no problem. Next:
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. 6060, Dec 3 at 2332, WRMI in accented English, presumably
the Supreme Master herself, weak and undermodulated but in the clear.
After 2355 I am standing by for RHC to come on at so it does at
*2357:14 as in separate log, blowing away WRMI: I can`t even tell if
it`s still on.

There is also a JBA signal on 5800, which possibly will have to
replace 6060 for WRMI, concluding with the RAE Spanish relay at
0100-0200*. What next?

5800, Dec 4 at 2331, yes, WRMI is back here with SMTV, boosted to
S9+10/20 instead of placeholder carrier;

[non] 6060, Dec 4 at 2331, no RHC yet either, but an S5-S7 carrier
with Doppler flutter. Aoki shows that could be Iran in Arabic from
Zahedan; and/or PBS Sichuan 2 from Chengdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, Dec 4 at 0723, S9+30 of dead air from WWCR instead of
TOMBS, which continues modulating with squeal on 3215, S9+10/20.
Meanwhile, the only other WWCR, 5935 with music during TUN/DGS/PMS,
hits S9+50 on my generous meter after double-preamps (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA LW carrier search, Dec 4 at 0735: 189
and 198 kHz, i.e. Iceland and UK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2352 UT December 4

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 3, 2019  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, December 03 2019

Hauser
** ARGENTINA [non]. Surprise, 6060, Dec 3 at 0115, RHC has reactivated
here in Spanish, and no sign of WRMI relay of RAE in Spanish which has
been here for a month with no RHC collision. WRMI must have been aware
of this before and quickly turned off. Maybe it will go back to 5800,
but not enough signal there now to tell, and all the other WRMI
frequencies seem nominal, except 7570 is missing. 4980 also has not
been resumed.

9395, UT Tue Dec 3 at 0203, RAE via WRMI relay in English, announcer
confused, claiming the time for this is ``1 AM UTC Tuesday-Saturday``;
and playing music at outset rather than news. At 0211, feature about
Argentine rock, not the DX Actuality program I was anticipating, so
apparently the Monday, not Friday show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, Dec 3 at 0115, surprise, RHC has reactivated here as
published for B-19, but not in use before now as WRMI had overtaken it
at 2100-0200 including RAE relay after 0100 --- but tonight there is
no sign of WRMI/RAE here or anywhere, as if they coordinated quitting
6060 as soon as RHC returned? RHC is S9+20/30 and // 11760. 6060 is
still on at 0508 & 0550 but in Spanish, not English.

5040, Dec 3 at 0116, this RHC is off again. Back on in Spanish with
squeals at 0546. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

6100, Dec 3 at 0547, RHC English best here by far, then 6145, then
6000 which is suptorted; 6060 reactivated but still in Spanish,
likewise 5040; maybe one or both became in English after 0600?
Unchecked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INTERNATIONAL VACUUM. As seen on KWTV, RF 25, OKC:

This week on "Sunday Morning" (December 1)
Last Updated Dec 1, 2019 10:49 AM EST Guest host: Lee Cowan

COVER STORY: Preparing the next generation of GPS | Watch Video
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/global-positioning-system-preparing-the-next-generation-of-gps/

Originally developed by the U.S. military, the Global Positioning
System (GPS) as we now know it became operational in 1995, and has
since become vital to nearly every facet of modern life, from our
smartphones to the internet and the electrical grid. David Pogue was
invited into the Air Force's GPS Master Control Station at Schriever
Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo, and visits Lockheed Martin,
where a new generation of GPS III satellites is being built.

For more info:
GPS: The Global Positioning System
Resilient Navigation Timing Foundation
U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C.
GPS III at Lockheed Martin
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/this-week-on-sunday-morning-december-1-2019/
(via gh, DXLD)

** U S A. 7490, Dec 3 at 0113, no signal from WBCQ, suspected OFF
rather than merely not propagating; but S-S on 9330 is weak, and 5130
is off as normal. Still no activity on 6160 which might have worked
better than 7490.

WBCQ 7490 webcast is running as usual with `From the Isle of Music`
here anyway. When I opened Winamp at 0125 it was already ``tuned`` to
my surprise, to `WJNE FM 87.9 Claggettsville`. Zappahead is involved
in that so must be what listening to Area 51 last night have morphed
into (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2010 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue Dec 3 at
0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA S6-S8. Next:
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. 7570, Dec 3 at 0112, this WRMI is off, some #11 transmitter
problem, but back on with TOMBS at 0209 check.

See also ARGENTINA and CUBA. Nothing yet about 6060 on WRMI FB, but
they`ve been busy celebrating 25th anniversary:

``WRMI Radio Miami International
December 1 at 3:35 PM ·
https://www.facebook.com/wrmiradio/photos/a.10150259038580387/10162849168105387/?type=3&theater

Jesse Finkelstein (left) and Jeff White at the WRMI 25th anniversary
celebration December 1st. Jesse is the producer and host of our very
popular program "Blues Radio International." Tune it in Sunday nights
at 9:00 pm Eastern Time on 9955 kHz or on our livestream at wrmi.net.

WRMI Radio Miami International
December 1 ·
https://www.facebook.com/wrmiradio/photos/pb.269268060386.-2207520000.0./10162849153485387/?type=3&theater

WRMI General Manager Jeff White (left) and Dino Bloise, producer and
host of the Spanish-language DX program "Frecuencia al Día," at the
station's 25th anniversary celebration today (December 1) in
Okeechobee. They are holding an award presented to the station by the
Brazilian DX Club Sem Fronteiras. Shortwave listeners from many
countries who took part in the Club's contest elected WRMI as the
"Best Shortwave Station." They also elected Dino Bloise as the "Best
Shortwave Personality" and WRMI's Viva Miami as the "Best Variety
Program on Shortwave." ¡Muito obrigado!``

That survey of course is skewed against anything in English (Glenn
Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Dec 3 at
0602-0608: 531, 549, 612, 684, 693, 747, 774(2), 846(TP), 855(2), 882,
909, 936, 1053, 1089, 1107(2), 1134(2), 1215, 1296 kHz (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1756 UT December 3

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 1-2, 2019  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, December 03 2019

Hauser
** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Dec 2 at 2045 tune-in, Radio Tirana via WRMI
again comes in better on BST-1 caradio than my home rigs. Klara is
amid a history of Radio Tirana itself, various language services
coming and going, alliances with Russia, Yugoslavia, China coming and
going, notably lots of aid from China in the form of new studio and
transmission equipment. Interrupted by unID song at 2049.5-2052, and
another at 2055.5.

She also says there are 66 competitive stations in Albania but not
suitable for external service. Radio Tirana has the largest archive of
Albanian music; and she claims RTI now has more listeners than it did
on SW; but not going into how SW transmitter slowly failed and was
abandoned, nor how RT regained SW coverage tnx to relays in Germany
and Florida arranged by others. Nor how there`s any way of accurately
measuring SW audiences, then or now.

One might hear the start of this story by tuning in earlier to the
expected repeat UT Tuesday Dec 3 on 9395 after the 0230 news (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Monday Dec 2 at 2226, RAE in Italian via
WRMI in DX program, so this must be the show originally from Friday
--- are all these a day or three late as aired here? Playing some
Arabic music and talk clips, not sure about what; next topix: Russian
Duma banning Deutsche Welle; Sri Lanka gets $ 300 million of aid from
China; TRT Turkey gets (or gives?) some journalism award; Holland
private stations authorized to start DAB in January; 2234 ID as
``Attualità DX di Arnaldo Slaen`` apparently ending program. I did not
hearing anything about DX on it. Into music; 2237 RAE multi-lingual ID
reel and introducing some North African Berber music.

There was an annoying music bed thruout the DX show, but kudos to the
YL announcer who enunciates quite clearly and slower than other
Italian shows we hear, allowing me to comprehend her better. Perhaps
the English version of the same DX Actuality show will appear UT
Tuesday Dec 3 at 0200-0230 on 9395 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 9100, Mon Dec 2 at 1539, JBA carrier, not plus or
minus 5, so Echo of Hope must be back on original frequency this week.
And the several others will have made their own 5-kHz jumps (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NICARAGUA. 8989-USB, Dec 2 at 2210, I finally have a chance to
monitor the ``fisher-preacher``, variously known as El
Predicador/Pescador, believed to be somewhere within or next to
Nicaragua. He`s in EiBi as irregular, 2130-2400. Reception is
generally weak and marginal, but at tune-in I hear music, which
certainly does not belong in the aero band (nor do ships); I don`t
recall others reporting music from this. The hymn is mixed with
exhortations; 2220 mentions ``sangre de dios``; and several long
pauses, and several ``buenas tardes`` as apparently switched to 2-way
contacts with listeners; ``dios bendiga``; 2223 finally audible a
different voice answering (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Dec 2 at 2354, Radio Chaski carrier VP but quite
audible amid Cuban wall-of-noise jamming against nothing else; until
autocutoff at 2355:15.0*. I missed checking on Dec 1, but this is 2.5
seconds earlier than two nights ago, Nov 30 until 2355:17.5. So there
is slight variation in slippage but always a few seconds earlier.
Since my initial precise timing in the latest cycle, Nov 26 until
2355:27.5*, six nights ago, that makes an average of 2.08 seconds
earlier per noctem.

BTW, altho the NASWA Flashsheet publishes most of my reports, as long
as I am not quoting someone else, you`ll have to follow this thread
somewhere else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11820+v, Dec 2 at 2205, no signal from Riyadh, nor in
past several days` random afternoon chex. This HQ service used to be a
reliable source for naptime lullabyes upon signature
off-frequency+plus. Still scheduled in HFCC B-19 at 1800-2300, 500 kW,
320 degrees to WEu and USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, 12030, 11940, Dec 2 at 2204 and still 2240 on 9690 at
least, open carrier/dead air on all REE frequencies except 11685 no
signal. The first pair are burning the kW to the tune of S9+10; the
third at S9. Is no one awake at Noblejas? Was English at 2300 also
dead? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2010 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
December 1 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, fair S8-S9.

Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 2 at 0153, the 0130 on WRMI 7780, fair
S8-S9.

Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 2 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, S9+10, and
synchronized // 9395 at S6-S8. In this case, lower MUF tr*mps closer
azimuth.

Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 2 starting at 0405 on Area 51 webcast after
JL and after an extra song inserted about ``Mari-ju-wanna``. At 0417
check, WBCQ 5130v is poor and noisy S9. My last few words at 0434 are
overridden by HRI a little too eager to get started late too.

Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 2 at 0430 on WRMI 9955, good S9+10 but with
some occasional lite pulse jamming audible.

Also confirmed Monday Dec 2 starting da capo at 1900:35.5 as monitored
on IRRS 7290-Romania? via UTwente SDR. This week the big carrier cuts
on at *1857.5, a semiminute after CRI 7285 cut off, but soon back on
at 7295. IRRS audio does not cut on until 1900:25.5, for just a few
words of news headlines, and again missing the IRRS Aida IS and
sign-on, but WOR play starts at the beginning; progress. Next:

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 [and non]. 9330.00, Mon Dec 2 at 0717, WBCQ-6 World`s Last
Chance gospel huxter in English colliding with Cuban HM01 spy numbers
station, digital bursts alternating with YL numbers. They add up to
S9+30 but most of that is WLC Radio which is atop. We knew this was
going to happen sooner or later with WBCQ`s 23-hour schedule. As in
EiBi, Cuban spies are active on 9330 this hour only on M/W/F/Sundays.
My, oh, my, how are their agents in the US going to know what to do on
those days? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. In this item, and I think only this item, not under
SAUDI ARABIA itself, I misnamed the city for 1521 as Doha, instead of
Duba; fixed:

1520+, Nov 27 at 2226 UT, I`m straining to hear a tell-tale het from
1521 upon 1520 KOKC, since Duba, Sa`udi Arabia 2000 kW is about to
sign off at 2231* as noted by Bruce Conti, NH. It used to be obvious
when it ran all-night. I do detect a JBA carrier, but sounds less than
1 kHz, so maybe KRHW Sikeston MO which has varied before; and still
there at 2233 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0058 UT December 3

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 30-December 1, 2019  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 01 2019

Hauser
WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST UPDATE

Hi Glenn, My latest Hitlist update.
http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) Aggregator - radioben3: Updated links (Thanks to Ben at Radio Ben
Productions)
2) Albania - R Tirana Int: Updated links (Thanks to tip by Glenn
Hauser
in WOR iog)
3) Italy - IRRS Nexus: Updated Live streaming link
4) Italy - IRRS Nexus: Added additional alternative live stream link
(thanks to Ray Robinson in WOR iog)
5) Spain - REE: Updated links to the REE Live Stream (also thanks to
Glenn Hauser in WOR iog)
6) Spain - R Mi Amigo Int: Updated link to facebook page
7) Taiwan - PCJ Radio: Updated link to PCJ Radio programmes (Thanks to
Richard Langley in WOR iog)
8) Thailand - R Thailand WS: Updated links to replace obsolete website
https://www.hsk9.org (Thanks to Dr Hansjoerg Biener)
9) USA - KVOH: Added alternative live stream link (thanks to Ray
Robinson in WOR iog)
10) USA - VOA: Added link to Music Time in Africa historical archive
(thanks to Glenn Hauser in WOR iog)
11) USA - World's Last Chance: Added links for this broadcaster
12) USA - WRMI: Updated live stream link and added alternative live
stream link
13) USA - WRMI: Added additional alternative live stream link (thanks
to
Ray Robinson in WOR iog)
14) Zambia - V of Hope Africa: Added additional alternative live
stream
link (thanks to Ray Robinson in WOR iog)

Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be early
January 2020. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe, DX LISTENING DIGEST via
WOR iog)

** CUBA [and non]. 13767, 13633 and 13564 approx., Dec 1 at 1451-1453,
spurblobs out of 13700 RHC, not much program audio but more of it on
AM than FM. The lower one is QRMing 13565 K6FRC beacon: I knew this
would happen sooner of later. The upper one is also QRMing something
on 13765: Radio Farda via Lampertheim, Germany. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760 & 15140, Sunday Dec 1 at 1602, RHC starting weekly
Esperanto late after protracted full ID in Spanish for these two SW
frequencies and the FMs. Esp`o eventually gives sked as Sunday 0800 on
6100; 1600 on 11760 (only!), 2230 on 15730 (I think). But Wolfgang
Bueschel keeps reporting including today that the 0800 broadcast is
not heard on 6100 or any other 49mb frequency. Something`s always
wrong at RHC. Something else wrong: the announcer can`t help but
pronounce politiko as polítiko as if it were Spanish, while Esperanto
is invariable on penultimate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Nov 30 at 2353, VP carrier under Cuban jamming; Radio
Chaski cutting off this time at 2355:17.5*. That`s 3.5 seconds earlier
than 24 hours ago Nov 29 until 2355:21*, almost twice the expected
slippage. What`s next? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. Re my Nov 30 log: ``UNIDENTIFIED. 1521, Nov 30 circa
1840 UT = local mean noon, ~1 kHz het upon 1520 KOKC, on caradio, but
it`s fleeting. IIRC last winter there were signs of this in broad
daylight, and it seemed not inconceivable that with low winter suns,
the two megawatts from Sa`udi Arabia could be skywaving such a trace
this far, this early. But then there`s that other off-frequency
American, much closer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

This report at almost exactly the same time is a nice correlation:

``Saudi on 1521 at 13:44 local time (EST) Nov 30 --- Fair Arabic talk
on 1521 at 13:44 local. Hoping for a promising afternoon! (Sylvain
Naud, Portneuf, QC, Perseus + 290m / 950ft @ 55 degrees, IRCA iog via
DXLD)``

Distancefromto Enid measures: 12,278 km = 7,629 stmi --- But looking
at the map, that`s to somewhere in central SA! NOT Duba near the NW
corner just down the coast from Aqaba. Maybe there is another Duba,
perhaps with a different Arabic spelling?

We have always thought the 1521 transmitter is at the NW corner Duba,
and indeed that`s the one linked from mwlist:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Duba+Saudi+Arabia/@27.3251367,35.6459635,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x15ac30ffe49c9adf:0xb3627ff4b721a662!8m2!3d27.346154!4d35.7247925

Or via Wikipedia: Coordinates of the town:
27°20′57.3″N 35°41′46.2″E / 
27.349250°N 35.696167°E /

The great circle path to Enid crosses UK and just south of Greenland,
across Labrador, distance 11,422 km = 7,097 st mi --- 175 watts per
km, or 281 watts per mile. Assuming 1521 really be running full
2,000,000 watts, which I could easily believe, but WRTH 2019 says not
all of them may be. In that case it would be even greater DX!

For comparison, with 10,000 watts ND, KOKC 1520, Moore OK to Enid, 122
km or 76 miles: 82 watts per km, or 132 watts per mile.

Anyhow, now`s the time for those in deep North America, perhaps even
beyond me, to check for that carrier on 1521.0 at midday (but beware
of something else not exactly 1 kHz above 1520 stations).

Quick chex for 1521 Dec 1 at 1849 & 1911 UT on homerig R75 with
longwire: not heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2010 monitoring: missed checking WA0RCR,
1860-AM, nominal 0415 UT Sunday December 1; but ham news at 0503 so
presumably WOR aired earlier; did anyone hear it? 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 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
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. 9330.00, Nov 30 at 2206, WBCQ-6 is still on with WLC IS loop
during maintenance hour, but off at 2212 recheck. Otherwise, random
chex seem to match published language/azimuth schedule. AW said WLC
sked would be on the WBCQ website, but I can`t find it there. Even the
9330 program schedule shows outdated 2030-0300 span only (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re: "UNIDENTIFIED. 1010, Nov 30 at 0659 UT just before full
ID for KBBW Waco TX, q.v., I hear another ID sounding like KGJO -- but
no such listing nor anything fuzzily similar to be found in NRC AM
Log, or FCC AM Query. Nor is there any such call on FM in case that
were a reference. Ideas? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)"

Glenn, I would bet the ID you heard was for KDJW-1360, which often
simulcasts KTNZ-1010. Both stations seem to stay on day rig overnight
from time to time. Sample attached from last month's Border Inn
recordings. HTH, 73 (Tim Hall, CA, ibid.)

Tnx, Tim. Yes, I bet that`s it. Amarillos, KTNZ nothing unusual here
(Glenn Hauser, ibid.)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search December 1 at
0648-0656 UT: 621, 684, 693, 711, 747(2), 774(2), 837(2), 846[probably
TP Kiritimati], 936(2), 999, 1044, 1053, 1089, 1215, 1413, 1539. Some
of these were picked up on a second scan, not the first one as of
course fading and QRM are always variable. (2) means at least two
carriers beating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1933 UT December 1

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 30, 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, November 30 2019

Hauser
** CUBA. 13634 & 13766 approx., Nov 30 at 1526, RHC 13700 is putting
out these not very strong spurblobs on FM/AM/F#, none audible beyond.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. 9905.030, Nov 30 at 1609, S4-S5 Chinese
talk so I bet it`s SAIPAN, well-known for frequency laxness. Yes,
exactly, this hour only on weekends, Radio Free Asia (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. I hardly need antennaweb to show me which TV stations I
can pick up, but I decided to find out what they would say:

https://www.antennaweb.org/

Search Results
Enid, Oklahoma 73702, United States
Up to 1 channels from 1 over-the-air stations may be received at this
location. This location is NOT affected by the FCC Repack. Scroll down
to the Stations Results section below view the stations and programs
available in this area.

Antenna Type Color Codes
Blue - Medium directional w/pre amp

Stations Result
Stations and Antenna Types
The table below lists the stations predicted to be received at this
location both before and after the FCC TV channel repack. The stations
are sorted according to the color-code antenna type needed to receive
them currently. Click on a station to view an example of that stations
[sic] current programming.

K17JN-D 17.1 3ABN
RF Channel 17
(10 miles at 274.47°)
1 Total Channels [sic]

Ha ha, that is the only ``local`` signal (altho it claims to be on
channel 41 in faraway Ardmore); but Enid easily watches TV channels
from OKC with outside/rooftop antennas, or even carefully positioned
rabbit ears, distance roughly 65 miles. What do they know? If aim of
this site be to sell antennas, they are failing miserably. Seems to be
part of titantv listings (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 91.7, Nov 30, time not noted, one of the constantly
repeating promos for KOSU financial support mentions that, ahem, all
things considered, it costs $ 285 per hour for KOSU to operate. One
seldom hears such a figure from public -- or any -- radio stations, so
I wonder how it compare to others; and exactly how they computed it.
Presumably includes opcosts for relays KOSN, KOSR, translators (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U A E. 11655.116, Nov 30 at 1603, VP talk way off-frequency. Of
course, scheduled here at 1600-1630 only is IBRA Radio/Radio Ibrahim,
in Afar via dha where something is always wrong with their frequencies
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2010 monitoring: almost confirmed Saturday
November 30 at 2050 the 2030v on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO. I do
have a JBA signal with talk rather like my ``monotone``, but blocked
by heavy local line noise which still infests this part of the
spectrum. 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 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
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. 1010, Nov 30 at 0700 UT, ID for KBBW Waco and several FMs,
``Legendary 10-10 AM everywhere in central Texas``. KBBW night pattern
has two tight lobes at 160 and 290 degrees, hardly anything thisaway.
Day pattern not much better for us, very minor lobe at 350, broad
major lobe at 170. FCC info does not mention any translators or FM
affiliates. But website is headed:

``KBBW 1010 AM 105.7 FM 101.3 FM 100.3 FM - Life Changing .. kbbw.com
105.7 FM in Waco, 101.3 FM in Killeen-Temple,
100.3 FM in Georgetown-Round Rock-Cedar Park
and everywhere on the legendary 1010 AM.
Keep Boldly Believing the Word``
Yes, it`s 100% gospel huxtering. Website http://kbbw.com/ is nothing
but a program sked. See also unID 1010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 5930, Nov 30 at 1520, Asian language at S6-S9. Aoki
shows it`s VR via USAGM Tinang, PHILIPPINES, in Malayalam; thus
violating Separation of Church and State (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1010, Nov 30 at 0659 UT just before full ID for KBBW
Waco TX, q.v., I hear another ID sounding like KGJO -- but no such
listing nor anything fuzzily similar to be found in NRC AM Log, or FCC
AM Query. Nor is there any such call on FM in case that were a
reference. Ideas? (Glenn Hauser, OK,, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1521, Nov 30 circa 1840 UT = local mean noon, ~1 kHz het
upon 1520 KOKC, on caradio, but it`s fleeting. IIRC last winter there
were signs of this in broad daylight, and it seemed not inconceivable
that with low winter suns, the two megawatts from Sa`udi Arabia could
be skywaving such a trace this far, this early. But then there`s that
other off-frequency American, much closer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6030, Nov 30 at 1521, JBA carrier -- could it be CFVP
reactivated? Other 6030s active at this time per Aoki:
6030 1430-1530 IND AIR VOICE OF KASHMIR Kas Delhi (King 1-7
6030 0900-1805 CHN CNR 1 (DRM) 3FF Chi Beijing 572 1-7
6030 0345-1700 CAF Radio ICDI Fre Boali 1-7
6030 1100-1530 ETH Radio Oromiya Afa Addis Ababa 17
6030 1530-2000 ETH Radio Oromiya Afa Addis Ababa 1-7
Of those, I suppose Delhi most likely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2100 UT November 30

 

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