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Glenn Hauser logs March 25-26, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 26 2017

Hauser
** ALBANIA [non]. 9850 & 9855, March 26 at 0142, clear frequencies in case Radio Tirana should be able to reactivate its SW services in A-17, as either would work for what used to be English to North America at 0130 except UT Mondays. Will new programming still be produced without radio outlets? It is reported to be finally closing all its own SW and MW transmissions.

The German service has its separate organization and fan base. Manfred Reiff tells the DXLD yg: ``According to a German language email received today from Christian Milling (shortwaveservice.com) the station will broadcast Radio Tirana's German service Mondays through Saturdays at 1930-2000 UT (2130-2200 CEST/MESZ) on 3985 and 6005 kHz. So the first broadcast will be on Monday, March 27 at 1930 UT``

These are 1 kW transmitters in Kall, GERMANY, which already relay several other ex-SW stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180 & 11780, March 26 at 0119, RNA/RNB is AWOL for sixth night in a row; 25m propagates the weaklings circa 11935, 11856, 11764, but not 11925, Bandeirantes has been off, nor 11815, sporadic RBC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, March 26 at 0158, roboYL in French with day-by-day forecasts of some marine weather, at S9 until off at 0200*. I still can`t catch a definite ID, if any, but Canadian CG shows the latest 2749 transmission is VCS Halifax from Chebogue NS site starting at 0140 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.03, March 26 at 0147, AlcaravÃn Radio music now in the clear around S9, as Romania has just evacuated 5910 for the duration of A-17. HFCC now shows nothing on 5910 between 2000 and 1130, tho may be incomplete, except 0000-0100 the worldwide emergency standby channel for RDR, Vatican SMG the placeholder. (RRI is still on 5910 heavily to Europe 1430-2000) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, March 25 at 2206, RHC in French this semi-hour, no longer in English since March 11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, March 26 at 0153, R. Rebelde is off again, leaving a JBA carrier, presumably Quillabamba, Perà (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUANTANAMO BAY [non]. Replies to my log of KG4USN, not Gitmo:

Glenn, Gitmo does have KG4 but only if it has a two-letter suffix. KG4 with a three-letter suffix is regular mainland USA. My most recent logs of the real thing were KG4BP in 2016 and KG4HI in 2015. 73 (Eike Bierwirth, Germany, March 25, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Glenn, Here's some info that may clarify GuantÃnamo Bay amateur callsigns. Gitmo callsigns are issued by the Navy, not the FCC, and are 2x2 calls. That is, a true Gitmo call will always be from the group KG4AA thru KG4ZZ..

The callsign you heard, KG4USN, has a "Radio Service" code of "HA"
meaning it was a sequentially issued call. The ham operator did not
receive that call as a result of having been in Gitmo, nor is it a
vanity callsign. Hope this helps. 73, (Jim K5JG, ibid.)

Tnx, Eike and Jim; I see. So whose bright idea was it to intermix unique prefices for US overseas entities, with CONUS ham calls?? Also the call-areas no longer seem to mean anything. Beyond US, the numbers would match nearest US territory, such as KZ5 for Canal Zone, KG4 for Gitmo, K#6 for various Pacific Islands. But Maryland is not even in 4-land; and now it seems anyham may move anywhere to a different call area and still retain their original call, without even a /# (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 6190, March 26 at 0212, MWV now here for A-17, ex-7390, song in Spanish; not on originally planned 6070, whew for CFRX, but I bet the PTB at CFRB never new they were threatened. Fortunately, someone at WCB changed it, after we pointed out CFRX on 6070 despite missing from HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-LSB (not USB), March 26 at 0143, pirate soul music; 0150 ID as ``Radio Free, Whatever``, as DJ says his ``very last listener has fallen off, probably nobody else out there listening. Post right now to HF Underground for me to stay on the air; [shortly:] Dick Weed, finally signing off`` at 0151*. Well, I`m here, but not on an internet device while DXing, tsk2.

6940-USB (not LSB), March 26 at 0208 recheck, pirate music at S9, 0210 DJ apologizes to Radio Cosmo(?) for calling him a C-S-M-F; that was just a test. ``Next song from Zipper Club on Radio Free, Whatever`` which is back on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9730, March 26 at 0125, RRI is already up and running on A-17 schedule, in French at S9+10 with Romanian folk music. 7375 found stronger // at 0138 now with C&W song but apparently in French.

7335, March 26 at 0140, RRI also back here for A-17 with piano concerto, S9+30. Listed // for Romanian service at 0000-0200 is 9790. Has a classical concert on Saturday nights, which The Mighty KBC will never do (still on 6145) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, March 25 at 2208, REE VG at S9+25, Spanish rock music and interviewing musicians. Last date for 7 months that REE will be on the air this hour or this frequency. For A-17, 17855 to North America replaces it, ending at 2200, but at first it may have problems propagating all the way; should be much better from the start at 1400 ex-1500 on weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, March 26 at 0114, SLBC with S4-S5 carrier just come on, JBA music at 0116, but never detected any mis-timesignal. Jose Jacob says this was recently reactivated, so my not hearing it all winter was not due only to propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 9720

** TURKEY. 9515, March 26 at 0333, very poor signal with Turkishish music and flutter, presumably VOT English to North America now here from 0300 for A-17, ex-6080. We hope propagation improve as summer oncome. We may also try 15450 at 1230, and 9830 at 2200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)

** U S A. 7535v-LSB, March 26 at 0132, distorted very intermittent ham signal, obviously a contest worker, unstable and hard to copy with BFO. At first I figure it`s a spur from 40 meters, but don`t find a match tuning across another receiver. Then I realize it could be a second harmonic from ``80`` meters, and sure enough, there he is // on 3768-LSB, ID as WS9V, working someone at 59-1050. The fundamental isn`t wobbling around like the harmonic. WS9V is James J ``Skip`` Riba, PO BOX 73, Virden, IL 62690 USA, but at QRZ.com says he may not be the operator all the time during contests (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1870 monitoring: confirmed Saturday March 25 after 2230 on WBCQ, 9330.05v-CUSB, S8. Also confirmed UT Sunday March 26 starting just as I tune in at 0329.5 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, S9+20. Next:
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW [ex- 1130 expected due to MESZ]
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.10v, March 25 at 2157, WBCQ The Planet IDs and IS, runup to sign-on, so not on an hour earlier this Saturday with anything Special (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, Sat Mar 25 at 2200, WRMI opening `Your Weekend Show`, as scheduled on 5950 only. This hour on 11580 is not accounted for, but so far it all seems to be matching 5950. But 6855 is again unknown.

9955, UT Sun March 26 at 0121, WRMI with preacher in Haitian Kriyol. Skedgrid now shows this quarter-hour as `Soulsvision` which would not otherwise clue us in to the language.

9395, UT Sun March 26 at 0128, this WRMI is not Oldies at the moment, but an ad for something with an 856-number, and then ``curating the King James Version``, with rock music background, over to a YL reading Psalms XXVI, Yahwuh-this and Yahwuh-that, so another YHWH cult. Checking my handy NIV with Psalms, it says ``O Lord``, this and that. Not good enough! For a picky, picky deity. But what program is this?

9395, UT Sun March 26 at 0205, now here`s yet another additional `Wavescan` repeat from 0200 as Ray Robinson is reading a script about CBR and CBRX, which later became CBU and CBUX/CKZU in Vancouver, about its site on Lulu Island (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9770, March 26 at 0123, S8-S9 signal with modulation cutting out and in about 4 times per second, talk in language impossible to recognize, then music, 0124 to dead air, and off at 0124.5*. HFCC A-17 shows two possibilities:

SLBC Sri Lanka, 125 kW, 345 degrees in Hindi from 0115 (which looks a lot like the 11905 entry now shown as 0000-0300); or Voice of Turkey in Spanish at 0100-0200. Like last summer, it`s // 9870, so should have tried to match them up; next time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12121.20-USB, March 26 at 0118, 2-way in Spanish with cambios. Maybe we could push it to 12121.21 for the sake of symmetry? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0500 UT March 26

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 24-25, 2017  View Printable Version 
Saturday, March 25 2017

Hauser
** ANGOLA. 4949.73, March 25 at 0456, still no signal from RNA, nor has it been heard on March 23 or 24 per Ron Howard, Thorsten Hallmann, Bill Bingham, Wolfgang BÃschel and myself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 25 at 0239, PMS is back on air, at customary unusable suptorted modulation level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180 & 11780, March 25 at 0238, RNB/RNA are still off the air for the fifth night in a row. Standard inquiry (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 1610, March 25 at 0459 UT, CHHA Toronto as ``La voz de nuestra comunidad``, plus ``Gran RadiothÃn, 24, 25 y 26 de marzo`` with street address, AC 416 phone, then political ad for the Ecuadorian elexion (the front-runner`s first name is Lenin); 0501 ``Radio Voces Latinas`` ID, ``la mejor mÃsica latina(?) y canadiense``, then such music. On website http://chha1610am.ca I finally find what the Radiothon is about: ``Radiothon "Todos somos PerÃ" un milagro mÃs de MonseÃor Romero en su 37 aniversario de su asesinato! GRAN RADIOTHON "TODOS SOMOS PERU" ESTE VIERNES 24, SABADO 25 Y DOMINGO 26``. Does this mean programming preÃmptions on CHHA 1610?

This refers to the El Salvadorian priest who was in fact assassinated on 24 March 1980, but what`s the connexion to Perà in particular? He`s been working miracles there since? Wikipedia says, ``In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 March as the "International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims" in recognition of the role of Archbishop Romero in defence of human rights``. Or, for short, IDFTRTTTCGHRVAFTDOV; or for shorter, IDRTCGHRVDV. I am amused by the rather cumbersome name, not by its mission (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 4900 & 4940, March 25 at 1250, no signals from Voices of Strait; Recheck 1331, now JBA carriers. O yes, Aoki shows them not opening until *1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.039, March 25 at 0433, I am hearing only HJDH during what was publicized as the final SW broadcast ever from LITHUANIA, q.v. The least the irregular HJDH could have done was go off the air briefly in a respectful tribute to its companion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5010, 5025 & 5055, March 25 at 0455, all three are off, leaving nothing but 5040 RHC on 59m (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUANTANAMO BAY [non?]. 7248.6-USB, March 25 circa 0510, strong KG4USN, often with fonetix ``United States Navy``, contest contacts including with W6KEC, 59-138, so I think I`ve got Gitmo, tho he never says whence, as I used to DX hams there with KG4- prefix. Not any more! QRZ.com lookup shows

``KG4USN USA flag USA
Kenneth B Reid
5 Park Pl #705
Annapolis, MD 21401
USA
Hi all, Please note I am now in Annapolis MD as of June 2016`` And he doesn`t say anything about ever being in Guantanamo Bay. What`s the prefix there now? Well, per http://www.arrl.org/files/file/DXCC/2016_Current_Deleted(1).txt
KG4 is in fact the one and only prefix for the Current Entity, not a Deleted Entity, of GuantÃnamo Bay! So what`s he doing using it in Maryland? This rather sours me on any more contest DXing. The 40m band is ham-crammed, as another contest is underway, so no point in trying to fish out Eritrean intruders. I also tuned the entire 160m band without hearing anything (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, March 25 at 1257, mix of Chinese talk and Kurdish music, S6-S9. At 1258 the Chinese seems to stop, but circa 1300 I hear two sets of timesignals several seconds apart (and not looking at my clock for precise timing comparisons). The first one has one long tone, then several short ones and a final prolonged one. The second is more conventional, 5 or 6 pips, and then a Denge Kurdistane ID. Trying to sort this out consulting Aoki:

D.K. at 1300 is supposedly changing from one 300 kW antenna azimuth to another from PRIDNESTROVYE. RTI is finishing an unjammed hour in Amoy, but Sound of Hope may also be on here during long hours relaying RFA in Chinese, when it would be jammed, presumably with CNR1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LITHUANIA [and non]. 5910, March 25 at 0442, AlcaravÃn Radio on as usual from COLOMBIA, during the final semi-hour broadcast ever from the Sitkunai site, i.e. NHK relay in Russian, as Christian Milling had tipped us earlier: he`s in Vilnius putting together a tribute to Lith SW to be broadcast later elsewhere. A few minutes earlier on the R75 I could detect no second signal, but now on the NRD545 I can almost convince myself there is a second slightly offset carrier underneath (double-pitched het with BFO offtuned). At 0504 recheck again nothing but HJDH.

Sitkunai had been carrying only a few relays which obviously didn`t make it cost-effective. But as too often happens, also registered a bunch of imaginary transmissions in HFCC B-16, all dated 1234567 301016-250317; the LitEng ones surely being the long-deleted Radio Vilnius!:

5910 0430 0500 27,28 SIT 100 79 Rus LTU NHK NHK 7185
7325 2300 2400 4,8,9 SIT 100 310 LitEng LTU LRT LTU 3011
9455 2100 2200 43,44 SIT 100 79 Cmn LTU IBB IBB 511
9555 0600 1600 29,30 SIT 100 79 LitRus LTU LRT LTU 3007
9710 0800 1500 27,28 SIT 100 259 LitEng LTU LRT LTU 3008
9735 0100 0300 4,8,9 SIT 100 310 LitEng LTU LRT LTU 3009
9740 0100 0200 42,43 SIT 100 79 Uig LTU IBB IBB 544
9825 2300 2400 43,44 SIT 100 79 Cmn LTU IBB IBB 562

Only the IBB and NHK ones have really existed. HFCC A-17 still has, just in case, 4 SIT listings for LRT only, on 9555, 9710, 9875, 11690. Some defunct stations just won`t let go, resulting in far too much nonsense in HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7615, UT Sat March 25 at 0311, Station YHWH is on at S9 level but very undermodulated; still at 0433. Was not on before 0300, probably approx. start time. Switching from the R75 to the NRD545 at 0451, now I get S8 on its meter but much more readable, about Yahweh being a jealous god (but not envious?), and starts going thru the Ten Commandments of Yahweh, which seem to match the better-known ones, but according to Martin K. Elliott, they are much more severe and all-encompassing, e.g. #7, adultery, is not limited to the physical act. For #4 he points out that Shabat starts at Friday sundown, after which no work shall be done --- SO WHAT IS HE DOING RIGHT NOW???? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, March 25 at 1251, still VP carrier, so SIBC must be extended tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 6080, March 25 at 0447, two very poor signals, presumably TRT English to N America, and VOA SÃo TomÃ, as they have been colliding all winter. One is slightly on the hi side, TRT as usual, making a SAH with the other. Also stray(?) Cuban pulse jamming which is audible on LSB only. That`s the end for 6080 Turkey, as from March 26, English to N America shifts one UT hour earlier to 0300, and back up to 31m, 9515, which should be much better if MUF coÃperate; and the // for Asia to 6165, which RHC will totally block here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1870 monitoring: confirmed Friday March 24 at 2230 on WRMI 11580; JBA carrier on 5950, but by 2256 I can confirm it // 11580. What about 6855, which originally was a third //, but not confirmed lately? NO:

6855 is very poor with music at first; by 2259 I can make out an ID as ``community radio for Alaska``, and playing ``Rock Around the Clock`` --- so it`s the KIYU special which originally aired (mostly) on Friday, Feb 24, a month ago! But like many `specials` on WRMI, or even canceled programs, they keep repeating week after week without notice.

WOR 1870 also confirmed Fri Mar 24 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.8v-CUSB, very poor.

This Saturday I monitor 7265-USB continuously via UTwente from 1523, and hear nothing but noise! WOR is supposed to appear at 1531. However at 1557 I suddenly hear CRI closing Hindi, and JBA, there I am in the background. Altho the SDR was displaying 7265 all along as I had entered, I fear due to computer overload, it was really stuck tuned to some other previously entered frequency. Confirming it`s really listening to 7265 now, from *1600 blasts on CRI opening Russian.

From April, WOR time shifts to 1431 UT Sat, which should lessen any CCI from elsewhere, but CRI will still be there with its Sinhala hour, 100 kW, 174 degrees from Kashgar, East Turkistan (and after 1500 same in Hindi). GÃhren counts upon only 1 kW at 230 degrees, and will also experience increased absorption closer to midday. Next WORs:

Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW [ex- 1130 expected due to MESZ]
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, UT Sat Mar 25 circa 0045, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide` in progress. He`s on the phone with J. P. discussing early television sets (which he collects) and history of TV in UK, USA. This goes on and on, then interrupted by a repeat caller from France, making some political points hard for Allan and us to follow, but hey, it`s free speech -- until 0122 or so he hangs up and starts to go thru the e-mail, but audio suddenly stops at 0124 --- dead air. 0126 music fill starts, and I tune out. But I should have kept listening; at 0133 I am again hearing snippets of AHW, and someone else off-mike; sounds like a conversation they don`t know is on the air (partly). 0137 finally canned ID and over to Brother Scare (who was already on 5129.8v-AM, presumably starting at 0100) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, March 25 at 0235 check, this WRMIBS is back on air, after missing yesterday, but it`s even weaker than usual, on the least useful azimuth for here, southwards from Okee (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1710 UT March 25

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 23-24, 2017  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 24 2017

Hauser
** ANGUILLA. 11775, March 23 at 2010 check, no signal from CB, as the saga of this dysfunxional station continues.

6090, March 24 at 0105, on at S9+25 but dead air; at 0604 it`s off, but when will it ever die for good? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6180 & 11780, March 23 at 2314, RNA/RNB still off the air for the fourth night; at 0105 March 24, a JBA carrier on 6180, no doubt CRI English, southward from East Turkistan at 00-02, which is to continue in A-17; while Brazil refuses to participate at all in HFCC, despite being the country with the most private SW broadcasters still active, besides RNA/RNB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, March 24 at 1327, RHC is totally out of whack with huge crackling noise blob; can`t even discern any music or talk modulation. By 1340 recheck it`s back to normal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CZECHIA [non]. 9955, March 24 at 0053, R. Prague is already wrapping up English, with music fill ``for our satellite listeners``, still refusing to acknowledge that WRMI is providing them SW airtime! The full schedule extracted from WRMI website now that DST shifts have occurred is:

1200 on 9955 6855 Mon-Sat
2330 on 5950 [daily?][also 6855?]
0030 on 9955 Tue-Sat
0230 on 6855 11580 [daily?]

Do not believe the far outdated info on R. Prague`s own website!
http://www.radio.cz/en/static/about-radio-prague/how-to-listen-to-radio-prague
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040 // 11880, March 23 at 2315, RHC confirmed in English about the Ecuadorian elexion. It`s always amusing when a dictatorship attempts to report on a democratic process without any sign of embarrassment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.93, March 24 at 0557, VON is on with soft music at S9+30, 0558 switch to the non-soft percussion interval signal, always a treat to hear during this biminute before starting Hausa at 0600, now undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Channel A-48, March 24 at 1558 UT, a flash of NTSC video not locking in, just as I hear a Vance jet fly overhead: airplane scatter visiblizing KOCY-LP in OKC as still on the air. I often let the NTSC TV set run on ch 48 in the mornings, even when there is no tropo enhancement like today.

[and non] Or channel 2 in case some sporadic E DX from Canada (if any), or Latin America should appear; fat chance. This map may be helpful, but afraid it is not up to date:
http://www.dxinfocentre.com/TV2.pdf
as all the Mexicans are certainly off. Plain dots denote NTSC=analog stations, circled dots ATSC=DTV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 24 at 0055, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until autocutoff at 0103:24; that is 60.5 seconds later than last Chaski-check nine days ago, March 15 until 0102:23.5*, so averaging 6.7 seconds later per, right on ``schedule``. A17 HFCC still shows no other users of 5980 around this time, but no doubt spurious Cuban pulse jamming will be there occasionally (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA [non] 6080

** U A E. 7285.098, March 24 at 0314, way off-frequency JBA carrier. HFCC shows it`s BBCWS in Arabic via DHA, 250 kW, 255 degrees to NE Africa at 03-04 only, and gone in A-17. Why is it so difficult for some major SW sites to achieve accuracy, when we with consumer SW receivers (R75 in this case) can easily detect their offness? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 6080, March 24 at 0605, VOA going from news to `Daybreak Africa`, fair over pulse-jamming. It`s typical Cuban style altho there is no reason for it being here, other than annoying VOA listeners even in English. Possibly: leapfrog mixing product of 5980 jammer over 6030 jammer another 50 kHz higher. B16 VOA schedule is 05-07 via SAO TOME at 20 degrees. In A17, VOA 6080 English to Africa usage will be: 03-04 at 350 degrees from Botswana; 04-07 at 138 degrees from SAO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1870 monitoring: confirmed Thursday March 23 at 2130 on WRMI 11580, very poor with local high noise level. Also confirmed Thu Mar 23 at 2354, the 2330 on WBCQ 9329.94v-CUSB, S9+20. Next:
Fri 2230 WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855? to WNW, 5950 to S
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW [ex- 1130 expected due to MESZ]
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7490.0, Thu March 23 at 2308, WBCQ with `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot` playing enjoyable Balkan, Zydeco music. Very close to on-frequency at the moment, but there are traces of another station underneath slightly offset from this. Would that be BBCWS? 7490 had been in use at 23-24 UT only via THAILAND, which was closed at end of 2016. Many such frequencies were replaced by other sites, as in
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2016/11/bbc.html
which despite being obviously updated post-Thailand, ``ex-NAK``, is still dated November 20! But this one is not on it.

7490.00, March 24 at 0537, WBCQ is on-frequency but off-Scare; playing hymns not // TOM on WRMI 7570 nor WWCR 5890; 0539 another gospel tune and it`s // another WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, March 23 at 2311, this transmitter with nothing but WRMIBS, is missing, and still absent at further chex 0317, 0540 March 24. It`s #9 at 151 degrees, nominally 22-12 UT. (At 2311, the other 7s, 7730 and 7570 were nominal.)

9395, March 23 at 2312, the 24/7 ``Oldies`` channel of WRMI is not really, for now it`s Brother Scare, possibly substituting for 7780 which is off the air. But we`ve heard him before for limited periods on 9395, a complete and accurate program schedule for which is still not provided. Checking 6855 at same time, very poor with music, maybe Oldies?

6855, UT Friday March 24 at 0052, Xmas music. I suspect `Xmas Radio` is running 7 days a week during this hour, as nothing fills magenta the rest of the week on the WRMI grid beyond UT Monday |. Still only novelty/secular tunes heard during my brief chex, nothing sacred (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12002.5-USB, March 24 at 1325, two-way in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1713 UT March 24

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 23, 2017  View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 23 2017

Hauser
** EAST TURKISTAN. 13855, March 23 at 1352, CRI in Chinese and 13670, CRI English at 1357 with filler `China Studio` Chinese lesson; both S9+20, by far the SSOBs, and both 500 kW, 308 degrees from Kashgar for Europe, per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 11730, March 23 at 1315, TWR IS and 1316 ``Namaste`` opening some south Asian language, music and talk. Aoki shows it`s KTWR going from Santhali to Assamese, 100 kW, 290 degrees from AgaÃa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 3945, March 23 at 1218, J-pop on fair signal from JOZ5, Radio Nikkei 2 (certainly not Vanuatu now), while RN1 on 3925 is talking. 3945 is the RN2 frequency currently curtailed for maintenance, per info from Takahito Akabayashi via Wolfgang BÃschel I mention on WOR 1870. However, it is not totally off the air but only between 22 and 10 UT thru April 4. Also the weekend exception no longer applies after March 19. Per Aoki the normal schedule of 3945 is 23-09 UT weekends, 23-14 UT Mon-Fri, or rather UT Sun-Thu during the first hour. Meanwhile the RN1 frequency down for maintenance is 9595, totally, no exceptions, from March 22 to April 11 according to that info (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5935, March 23 at 1305, Sea Breeze from JSR still here in English Thursdays, punxuated by signature sounders every minute or so between headlines (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 730, March 23 at 1228, ID for ``107.1 FM, Fiesta, y 730 AM``, i.e. XEHB, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, 50/1 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 980, March 23 at 1230, which is Enid sunrise, phone numbers, ``es la FQ, una estaciÃn del Instituto Mexicano de la Radio``, i.e. XEFQ, Cananea, Sonora, 2.5/0.5 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAIPAN. 11750.039, March 23 at 1313, off-frequency carrier stix out, poor in Cambodian. It`s RFA at 1230-1330, 100 kW due west from Agignan Point. So this IBB site continues unable or unwilling to nail down its frequencies. 11750 also used by FEBC, KTWR, AWR, et al. at other times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1870 monitoring: first SW airing Thursday March 23 at 1130 on WRMI 9955 NOT confirmed as not on the air when checked at 1144 (while 9395 was S9+10). But confirmed on 9955 webcast check at 1155. NOT on 6855 either, as the 11-12 UT hour is now duplicating the 5950 `AWR` hour, not // 9955 until 1200 (and all programming on 9955 only has moved one UT hour earlier; so affects WOR on Thu & Tue, and some `Wavescans`; DX PROGRAMS and RADIOSKD updated. `Antena DX` heard instead on 6855, as scheduled Thursdays 1130 on 5950.)

(BTW, official AWR A-17 schedule from frequency management in Germany shows 10 transmitter sites, not including Okeechobee! What do they know? See http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs which still in B-16 shows some AWR hours on 5950, 6855; but will they be gone in A-17? I doubt it. And don`t the dozens of `Wavescan` repeats count?) Next WORs:

Thu 2130 WRMI 11580 to NE
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2230 WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855? to WNW, 5950 to S
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW [ex- 1130 expected due to MESZ]
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, March 23, UT:
At 1140: 684-WSW, 702-WSW, 774-WSW, 828-WSW
At 1213: 1098-W
At 1222: 1548-WSW, 774-NW
At 1224: 1098-W

That`s an interesting group: WSW ones would be Australia or NZ, where there are no stations greater than 10 kW on 684 & 828. Note how 774 produced both DU and Asia, i.e. Australia and later Japan. 1098 of course is the Marshall Islands carrier. And 1548, 4QD Emerald, Queensland which has been making it with audio as far as IL and MI lately. Enid sunrise today 1230 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1627 UT March 23

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 21-22-23, 2017  View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 23 2017

Hauser
** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 22 at 0235, no signal from TUN/CB/DGS/PMS, what a relief; but not for long, back on by 0352 recheck, usual severe modulation distortion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180, March 22 at 0235, RNA/RNB is totally missing for the second night, also not on 11780 at 0240 check. And third night absent from both, no 6180 March 23 at 0310, not 11780 at 0322 check. So what`s wrong this time at Parque Rodeador? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1870, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11815.03, March 22 at 0402, no 11780, but here must be RÃdio Brasil Central, S5 with Brazuguese talk. I think this one must have been inactive for a while, not hit in numerous bandscans. Also JBA carrier at 0322 March 23 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, March 22 at 0236, no signal from this RHC, but a very poor carrier on the lo side, presumably Brazil. 6165 is on in English but poor; 6000 is good.

5010 & 5055, March 22 at 0349, leapfrog mixing products between 5040 RHC and 5025 Rebelde are quite audible, so must be from same site; I still see some reporting with listed sites on the fundamentals as different (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9790, March 22 at 0358, CRI English with end-of-hour-disposable-filler Chinese lesson, back up to S9+50 level, vs JBA the night before; March 23 after 0300 I notice that the still bigsig is very undermodulated, and with noisy spurblobs about plus and minus 10 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, March 22 at 2156, RHC is in Spanish, not English; unchecked between 22 and 23, but at 2350 it`s in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7615, March 23 at 0306, Station YHWH is S9 with usual somewhat suppressed modulation, about the false rapture theory of Christians, still past 0314. Walt Salmaniw, BC, heard YHWH crash-start at *0302 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 7315, March 22 at 0356, huge collision between WHRI and equally strong R. Tamazuj via VATICAN. WHRI usage varies, but registered available in B16 from 2300 to 1300 except for 0400-0430. Soon should be resolved, for in A17, same service via SMG moves to 9600 per HFCC, while WHRI may stay on 7315 at least until 0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UKRAINE [non]. 11580, Wed March 22 at 1336, RUI via WRMI with war stats for March 15, so a week-old show, i.e. 106 Russian attacks on eastern Ukraine, resulting in injuries to 7 Ukrainian soldiers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1869 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday March 21 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, fair; JBA carrier on 6855, presumably //. Also confirmed Tue Mar 21 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, JBA. Also confirmed Wednesday March 22 at 1328 the 1315.5 WRMI broadcast on 9955, poor at S5-S7, and JBA // 6855, vs S9 noise level. Also confirmed Wed Mar 22 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490, fair. Also confirmed Wed Mar 22 at 2350 the 2330 broadcast on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, good.

[and non] WORLD OF RADIO 1870 ready for first broadcasts March 23:

CONTENT: Alaska, Albania, Australia, Brazil, Burundi non, Canada, Egypt, Eritrea/Ethiopia, Europe, France, Germany and non, India, Israel and non, Japan and non, Latin America, New Zealand, Nigeria non, North America, Philippines, Rwanda non, Spain, Tonga, UK, USA, Zanzibar

Thu 1130 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Thu 2130 WRMI 11580 to NE
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2230 WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855? to WNW, 5950 to S
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW [ex- 1130 expected due to MESZ]
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7504.9v, March 23 at 0313, WRNO with gospel huxter in English, not Chinese. Modulation level somewhat improved (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4070.4 approx., March 22 at 0345, beacon GT, vs S9 elevated local noise level which is really bothering the tropical bands here, whence? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9270-USB, March 22 at 0400, Spanish 2-way (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0451 UT March 23

 

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