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Glenn Hauser logs March 7, 2021  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 07 2021

Hauser
** CUBA. 13629 & 13771 approx., March 7 at 1510, JBA FMish spurblobs
since source 13700-AM is very weak only S7-S8 vs S6 noise level; while
13740 still on but spurfree is very strong. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. Correxion to last report: the Signal to Noise Ratio is of
course in dB, not kHz, fixed:
9880-9885-9890-DRM, so I do, March 6 at 2330: Rochester NY Kiwi SDR,
no DRM detected; UTwente can hear DRM noise in AM mode but too weak;
Bonaire decodes intermittently at SNR +/- 14 dB, S9-S8; displays same
parameters as 11630 above (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SWEDEN. 6200, 6130, 6035, March 7 at 0503, no signals on publicized
or alternate frequencies for R. Nord Revival, Sala, tuning via Carnow,
Ireland SDR; still nothing at 0543. There was conflicting info whether
to start at 0000, or 0500 with two hours partly in English. Possibly
on now but above pre-sunrise MUF. Not expecting anything direct either
but final check here at 0654 gets nothing. Supposed to last until 23
UT Monday March 8, or 24? So plenty more chances to try. Many further
reports overnight to the WOR iog:

Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain, March 7: ``Hi Glenn, nothing on all the
three frequencies here in Lugo, checking between 0545 to 0700. Neither
anything via SDR Kiwi receivers in Northern Europe too``

Roger in Germany at 0709 March 7: ``Right now tested via KIWI SDRs in
the direction of sunrise, nothing here either. However, a googling
with Swedish keywords brought a result.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Radio-Nord-Revival-144438508950612/
Just heard on the Stream ID in Swedish and English, with mention of
the SW frequencies``

Ydun Ritz, Denmark at 0723: ``According to nordx groups.io there are
technical problems. 73s Ydun``

Mike Barraclough, UK, at 1106 UT: ```Posted 1053, presume CET, today
on their blog:

``Unfortunately the SW transmitters at Sal are giving trouble so we
have not yet been able to come on the air. Bernt is busy
troubleshooting and hopefully the problem will be solved soon. We will
be active on 6200 kHz as soon as we possibly can.`` Mike```

Ydun Ritz at 1112 UT: ``Online now; reported heard in northern Denmark
an hour ago. 73s Ydun`` -- I guess she means now, on SW

Zacharias Liangas, Thessaloniki, Greece: ``Nord revival: Seen a
message in their web page above and re checked N signal in my city.
Sudden restart at 1115 via Kaustinen kSDR with S7 with old of 60s.
This SDR is suffering with BPL in the band. Also on SM2GT kSDR with
S10/6QRN or -70/92 dbm. Mostly talks At 1123 with old pop songs in
(50s 60s??). Gong at 1128 with ID?? Loftansa sfarar/Nord revival with
ID at 1129 and talks in English. Again no signal in my city``

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: ``Good signal on 6200 kHz at 1130 UT via SDR
Joensuu/Karelia, Finland``

roger at 1140: ``Weak S5 signal in Central Germany at 6200 kHz, more
likely 1 kW. Broadcast not the same // as the web stream. foF2 in
Northern Germany 4.5 MHz, i.e. a skip zone of at least 500 km and
certainly hardly any reception in Sweden itself. roger``

All the above replies on the WOR iog; these from bdxc-news:
``1155 UT: 6200 weak on Barney's webSDR in Bedford 15 miles from me,
too much local noise to hear it on my Eton E5 here. Very good signal
on an SDR in Gotland, Sweden. Mike`` Barraclough

Alan Pennington at 1309: ``Not audible here in southern England in
Caversham either. If I remember rightly from previous Radio Nord
Revival transmissions, reception in UK is better early evening on
49mb? Good reception on the kiwisdr at Umeå in NE Sweden though. 73,
Alan``

Nick Rank at 1612: ``Radio Nord audible at the moment with me. English
ID at 1605 UT, unfortunately I wasn't quick enough to write it all
down! SIO 343 at best. Seems to be better with sync. det. on USB (on
6200 kHz) 73s. Nick. Buxton. Sony ICF2001D & long wire/ATU``

And direct from Herman Content:
``Read my posting on the url link down under here.
https://radionordrevival.blogspot.com/2021/03/transmitter-troubles-at-sala.html
--
Groeten van (Is Dutch for "Greetings from") Herman Content`` viz.:

``Herman Content (Gent, Belgium) 7 mars 2021 17:56
I did tune on 6200 on a Icom IC-R8500 but my ant is not that good but
can hear weak signals and had a lot of QRM. The noise was S7 and QSB
some times fade out. But I did hear the Station. 73 from Herman
Content , Gent - Belgium. PS Let hope it will be better on Monday? (49
mb was and is not much open here)``

Herman Content (Gent, Belgium) 7 mars 2021 18:07 [1707 UT]
At 17h00 UT - 6200 is now blocked by the BBC on 6195 kHz (here in
Belgium and even kiwi receivers Norway and Sweden.)``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 6125, March 7 at 0445, VOT English huge signal, mostly
music fill, via Carnow, Ireland KiwiSDR, noticed as ACI when checking
6130 for R. Nord Revival, Sweden special, zilch. VOT IS keeps playing
until 0500 and then opening Malay! which is supposed to go eastward on
17530. VG S9 signal continues on 6125 past 0545, so the whole hour is
going out on the wrong frequency, wrong beam, as Bandung SDR is
getting nothing on 17530 at 0515. Something`s always erroneous at
Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2076 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday March 7 at 0413 already in progress and ending at 0438 on
WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, so started early circa 0407. Via KC/MO
SDR beyond local range, noisy S9+15 and even with LSB co-channel QRhaM
-- give us a break! Next:

2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Kelley Sprout, KB3LR, Hughesville PA, for a MO to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702. The same address for a
check in US funds on a US bank

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
- not necessarily US funds (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. eQSL received from latest TRSW via WRMI 5950, Sunday March 7
at 0200-0300, tnx!:
https://www.w4uvh.net/TRSW_LadiesofTexasMusicTribute_eQSL_WRMI_Hauser.pdf

Or #115 via
http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html
with this reply: ``Ahoy Glenn - Third Mate Susan saw your post in the
WOR group, wanted you to know that you indeed heard us, and thought
she'd send you another unsolicited eQSL.

In our older programs -- produced months ago -- we didn't announce
song titles. You can identify a recently produced one because we do
that. We're not going back and editing those old programs to include
the information because we're spending our time producing new content.
Airing March 7, 2021 (WRMI), March 20, 2021 (Channel 292), March 28,
2021 (WBCQ) Runtime = 59:39.

Tune in to WRMI on the 14th -- same time and frequency -- for a
special program featuring a new German C&W artist with Austin roots.
Her name is DanaMaria and she sings some great songs. Information's on
our Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/texasradiosw
73 and Arrgghh. Always be yourself. Unless you can be a pirate. Then
always be a pirate. Texas Radio Shortwave Sailing into your ears from
the Lone Star State`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. NEWS NATION on WGN America has undergone a revamp. It
started a few months ago as 3 hours of straight news, 7 nights a week,
at 01-04 UT, and then played back at 04-07. We welcomed it since CNN
and MSNBC are mostly opinion even tho we agree with most of it. CNN
Headline News long ago was a lost cause, anything but, rather tabloid
stuff too tacky for CNN itself.

Altho HQ in Chicago, WGN is supposedly drawing on the newsrooms and
talent of dozens of NexStar stations around the country --- including
KFOR in OKC, which is obliged to promote NN to the detriment of its
own primetime; but have never seen any news from KFOR on the network;
and seldom if ever any individual station input identified by name.
Tho I have hardly watched it religiously and completely.

Anyhow, now they`ve added an hour-interview show instead of 3 hours of
different news --- a lot easier and less expensive to produce and fill
time, Banfield --- on March 7 guest Bryan Cranston; and another
different hour, The Donlon Report --- not sure what that`s about. News
blox reduced to two hours. Total span expanded, and weekends now
differ:

All times UT, for standard time; no doubt to shift one UT hour earlier
next week from March 14 for DST in order to pretend to be at the same
local time --- except in AZ and HI, tough luck.

M-F 2300-0800 UT Tue-Sat NEWS NATION EARLY EDITION/PRIME except:
BANFIELD 03-04 & 07-08; DONLON 00-01 & 04-05

UT Sun & Mon 0000-0600 NEWS NATION PRIME except:
BANFIELD 02-03 & 05-06.

Just another cable network which market forces? have forced into
something other than its original specialized concept. If successful,
however, we anticipate NN expanding into even more of WGN America time
replacing tired old binge reruns, infomercials. It would have been
nice to tune in cable channel 85 here at any time day or night and
expect hard rolling news coverage.

O, here`s how their website describes the new shows:

``At 10pm ET, you're looking to exhale. Ashleigh provides that respite
while still informing and entertaining. Watch big-name A-list
celebrities, newsmakers and public figures for a unique opportunity to
talk for an hour. No debates. No shouting over each other. A
conversation.

``Joe Donlon taps into a common sense point of view when it comes to
the most pressing and interesting issues and stories of the day...
something that seems to have been lost in the reach for right vs. left
on our competitors.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 7500-AM, March 7 at 1800 tune-in, Spanish ID by YL for
93.7 FM, lively tropical music. At 1809 promo for ``Radio Venezuela
93.7 FM, así suena``, and more like it frequently. automated at every
break between tunes. After 1830 starts to sound distorted. still going
OK at 1937.

93.7 in El Tigre was ROCV`s original program source when it appeared
early October on 6906. 7500 is not USB or LSB, but AM, S4-S5 into
Bonaire SDR at midday, carrier offset varying slightly +7/10 Hz. Tnx
to March 7 WOR iog tip via

``Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain, VENEZUELA, 7500 kHz, R. O. C. V., El
Tigre, according with a whatsapp from the station R. O. C. V. is
testing now, 1450 UTC on this frequency. Weak signal, fair carrier via
remote receiver in Bonaire``.

It had last been on 6200, but off air for several weeks. We are still
awaiting any sign of legality, licensing for this on SW, such as a YV-
callsign.

OTOH it seems that callsigns are not applied to 93.7; their disgraced
FB includes a Feb 18 notice about off air due to electricity problems,
and lots of grafix:
https://www.facebook.com/104634747994178/photos/a.134911588299827/243374430786875/?type=3&theater
Same on Dec 25 and Oct 24! Is there anything there about a SW relay?
Not that I have found. Another with a girl finger-framing a heart over
her left breast.

BTW, the Bonaire SDR waterfall shows it suffering from noise peaks
about every 65 kHz, e.g. 7475, 7540, fortunately with our 7500 falling
between them (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1944 UT March 7

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 6-7, 2021  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 07 2021

Hauser
** ALGERIA [non]. 6105, March 6 at 0523, Qur`an S9-S7 with flutter,
RTA relay via FRANCE this hour; aside 6100 Cuba, not quite strong
enough to be a problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ALGERIA [non]. 7315, March 6 at 1920 & 1935 chex, Qur`an from RTA
via FRANCE, poor with ACI at UTwente. Supposedly // 7375 where nothing
but ROMANIA`s two-hour transmission can be heard. Checking in case RTA
carry English segment from the International network as it was doing
last summer during DST season a UT hour earlier on the then frequency
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, March 6 at 0522, RHC S9+20 in Spanish instead of
English after 0500, starting deportivo segment during `24 horas en el
mundo` newscast, and // 6060; while English is on 6000. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ECUADOR. 6050, UT Sat March 6 at 0526 tune-in, surprised to hear ID
in English for R. Slovakia International. O, it`s just an illustration
within the HCJB German DX program during extended weekend
transmission; followed by brief talk in German, a song, and off at
0530* sharp without further announcement. S7-S9 for only 1 kW.

[non]. European POV background from March BDXC-UK Communication:
``HCJB Deutschland’s German DX programme, ‘Medienmagazin’, is
scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays at 0530, 1030, 1505, 1800 and 2205
UT. Frequencies include 3995 kHz from Weenermoor in north west Germany
near the Dutch border. But the programme is actually produced in
Scotland by Horst Wiese who has lived near Edinburgh for many years.
The HCJB “DX-Programm” has been recorded for the past couple of years
at the studios of Revival FM in Cumbernauld. Past editions are online
at:
https://hcjb-medienmagazin.blogspot.com/
(HCJB Infobrief 4/2020)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 11625-11630-11635 DRM, March 6 at 1737, RFI French via TDF
Issoudun confirmed, lo-fi only 8.08 kbps but solid no dropouts at
S9/+10, via Kuwait Kiwi SDR, picked since target is S Asia. Labeled
``AAC(1000) TDF EXP Data 8.08 kbps`` and ``Medium range use, multipath
resistant``. I`ve been intending to check the scheduled 2330-2400 on
9880-9885-9890, ex-5870-5875-5880, where I was hearing it in
February.

9880-9885-9890-DRM, so I do, March 6 at 2330: Rochester NY Kiwi SDR,
no DRM detected; UTwente can hear DRM noise in AM mode but too weak;
Bonaire decodes intermittently at SNR +/- 14 kHz, S9-S8; displays same
parameters as 11630 above (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SWEDEN [and non]. 6200, March 7 at 0002, JBA carrier to Bonaire
SDR, surely not ROCV Venezuela; Radio Nord Revival, Sala, Sweden is
supposed to start a 47/48 hour special anniversary show now with 10 kW
on A3H = reduced carrier USB. 0010 I try UTwente which is slightly
better, trace of music? but can`t find it USB only. Probably Tibet
which is on 6200 about 21 hours a day. Nord alternative frequencies
publicized are inadvisable now either: 6035 next to huge Spanish 6040;
6130 also probably weak Tibet. Why were they given Tibet-clashing
channels? To be in Swedish except a couple spans partly in English as
I point out on WORLD OF RADIO 2076: Sunday at 05-07 and 11-12; Monday
at 20-21 UT. See:
http://radionordrevival.blogspot.com/
for full schedule, QSL info (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 417-MCW kHz, March 6 at 0746, as I am almost asleep, I keep
copying NDB ID as ../.-.- which is I/Ya the Cyrillic letter. But it
must really be the usual occupant of 417, IY, ../-.-- Charles City,
Iowa which I have not noted miskeying before. I was uncertain whether
the final tone was long or short, i.e. -.-. which would have been C,
but there is no IC around here either (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2076 monitoring: zzz thru the 1300
UT Saturday March 6 airing on WRMI 15770; did anyone hear it?

Confirmed starting at 2043 Sat Mar 6 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM MO, via nearby
KB0FX remote. With some glitches not on my original recording, not
clear whether from playback or remote. There were nonesuch on
preceding ham show.

Also confirmed Sat Mar 6 at 2230 on WRMI 9955, poor on PL-880 with
reelout clipon.

Also confirmed Sat Mar 6 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, immediately after
Tirana music, no ID; poor S9-S5 direct but at 2325 check via Maine
SDR, S9/+10; Rochester S9-S8 but both with glitches/skips/clix every
few seconds. This seems to be a defect on Kiwis when run in the
SAM/SAL/SAU/SAS modes. Next:

0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Kelley Sprout, KB3LR, Hughesville PA, for a MO to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702. The same address for a
check in US funds on a US bank

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
- not necessarily US funds (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, March 6 at 1549, WRMI-3 is very much back with bigsig
BS after missing most of yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5950, March 7 at 0200, WRMI with Texas Radio Shortwave,
first biminute of `YROT` theme, openings by synthetic voices, Third
Mate Susan, and Cap`n Ric with eQSL offers for this show of lady
performers only. I hear it direct on the portable ATS-909 anext the
computer, but prefer to listen via the Kansas City Kiwi where it`s VG
S9+10. Never are the ladies nor their songs identified, just one after
another with occasional ID/QSL breaks by Susan, such as at 0215, 0231
Cap`n Ric on the poop-deck, 0234, and 0257 outro, YROT theme. Instead
the ladylist if not the playlist has been posted, and forwarded by
another Texan, Terry Colgan:

``ARTIST LINEUP FOR LADIES OF TEXAS MUSIC TRIBUTE ON WRMI TONIGHT
Cap'n Ric is pleased to announce the artists featured in the upcoming
Ladies of Texas Music Tribute:
Jeanie C. Riley
Jamie Lin Wilson
Sunny Sweeney
Lisa Loeb
Norah Jones
Lydia Mendoza
Marcia Ball
Lucinda Williams
St. Vincent
Barbara Lynn
"Sippie” Wallace
“Big Mama” Thornton
Bessie Tucker
Janis Joplin
Lacey Sturm.

Cap'n wagers you haven't heard of many of these female artists, and
also wagers that you'll enjoy their music.

The tribute program will air several times:
March 7 - 0200 UTC 5950 kHz via WRMI
March 20 - 0900 UTC 6070 kHz and 1800 UTC 3955 kHz via Channel 292 in
Germany
March 28 - 0200 UTC 6160 kHz via WBCQ.

Third Mate Susan designed a special limited edition eQSL to be sent to
listeners who submit correct reception reports to
texasradiosw@gmail.com.
(From TRSW's Facebook page)``

One song in Spanish caught my ear at 0219 with a possible title,
``Canta, Guitarra Mia``. Probably Lydia Mendoza, one third into the
list (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Mar 7 at 0125, `Theater Organ Under The Arch`
is underway on WTWW-2, but only a quick check as I listen to only one
music show at a time, `Encore` classical on WRMI 5850 this hour,
having missed the first airing at 23-24 on 7570 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. Am glad to see that ondemand access to the superb CBS Sunday
Morning has been restored to proper funxion: On March 6 I check the
current/most recent one of Feb 28:
https://www.cbsnews.com/sunday-morning/
A single full file plays straight thru with all commercials removed,
totaling just over 62 minutes. One may also play individual segments
linked just below if desired. I haven`t tried to retrieve older
episodes, whether the same options apply (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1540.21, March 6 circa 0730 UT, trace of a carrier here
but not outstanding like last two nights; confusing to the ear as
there are more carriers off 1540.000 including one circa 1540.02 and
the usual 1539.96 = KGBC. See my previous report about KGBC and KEDA
as well as the mystery, which has been discussed further in the ABDX
group: Heterodyne on 1540

``I don't think the original reporter mentioned if the het was on the
low or high side. Do you hear the gospel station on 1540.21 kHz? It is
sometimes audible here:
http://kiwisdr.ku4by.com:8073/?f=1540.21usbz10
Thank you and best regards, Mauno`` Ritola, Finland

Where is that? Is labeled: ``© bluebison.net KU4BY's SolarSDR
Elizabeth City, NC | Grid: FM16vf, ASL: 30m, [map]
Antenna: Wilson 1K about 15' AGL. Powered by the Carolina Sun!``

I try it near local noon at 1631 March 6: displays 1540 carrier + 50v
Hz but nothing audible. There are far too many GOS stations on 1540
circa NC (gh)

``Mar 6 at 6:39 AM --- The station furthest off frequency is on
1539.904 (NNE/SSW) with others appearing on 1539.9732 (N/S), 1539.9755
(WSW – signed off @ 2345 ET), 1539.9835 (NW - CHIN) and 1540.022 (W).
Strongest station is on 1539.998 to the WNW (KXEL).

1539.998 tops the channel when KXEL is nulled. That one is Bahamas.
The het is definitely the 1539.905 but taking Glenn’s note into
account it is probably some station in the Eastern South who didn’t
throw the switch. Rick S., Rodanthe NC OBX FM25go``

IRCA March 5: ``Walter Salmaniw 4:44am #18219 --- Again I can hear the
het quite well in Victoria and see a relatively strong carrier on
1540.203 tonight, as well as others quite a ways off channel on
1540.023 and 1539.908. As on 1350, there are a LOT of carriers spaced
closer to the nominal. The 1540.2 channel is near audio into Victoria.
73, Walt``

That`s really far. In western USA the only 1540s are the big one in LA
CA, 50 kW KMPC in Korean, also ethnic KXPA 5 kW Bellvue WA near Walt,
and KASA Phoenix AZ, 19 watts of ranchera at night.

March 6 at 2329 on ABDX, Rich:
``I have it on 1540.205 but can’t make it out. Seems to be WSW. But
here’s what’s weird. I have similar signals that pulsate up and down
along with the .205 on 1540.113 and 1540.021 – in each case 92 Hz
down. Rick S., Rodanthe NC OBX FM25go``

Rick`s WSW bearing from OBX correlates with my ESE from Enid for best
bets: WTBI near Greenville SC and WKVQ Eatonton, central Georgia. Both
10 kW daytimers. FCC official March LSS for both 2345 UT. Has there
been any change now? Anyone near-local to those locations to check?
Perhaps Bob in Bamberg SC original reporter can tell if it`s NW from
Greenville or West from Eatonton. 73, (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0356 UT March 7

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 5-6, 2021  View Printable Version 
Saturday, March 06 2021

Hauser
** CHINA [and non]. 11660, March 5 at 1444, two stations mixing
heavily, at least one in Chinese. CNR1 jammer and VOA Thailand are
scheduled.

9790, March 5 at 1522, Chinese mixing with music, making fast SAH.
CNR1 jammer and RFA via Saipan are scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6929.9-AM, March 5 at 2310, JBA music.
Several also unID ``6930`` logs here, *2155-0007*:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,78715.0.html
except for this from Big Badfish Al:
``2357 Heard ID as 'K-OLD RADIO' by OM``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Ben Dawson sends this FCC notice:
``REPORT NO. 49938 B R O A D C A S T A C T I O N S 03/04/2021
STATE FILE NUMBER E/P CALL LETTERS APPLICANT AND
LOCATION NATURE OF APPLICATION --- Actions of: 03/01/2021
LOW POWER FM APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSE TO COVER LICENSE CANCELLED
----------------------------------------------------------------
OK BLL-20070222AAB DKAMG-LP 123923 MARANATHA RADIO CORPORATION
License to cover. E 92.1 MHZ ENID, OK
License cancelled and callsign deleted 3/1/2021 per LMS cancellation
#137253 - no letter sent fcc``

KAMG-LP, ``Amigo``, has been off the air for a few years, so it`s
finally official; glad to see this worthless station go for good,
keeping good DX frequency open (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5890, March 5 at 0730, WWCR is S9-S6 of JBM
TOMBS. Whew, 5850 at same time, WRMI is S9+30 of merely undermodulated
Brother Scare (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Friday March 5 at 2259 and next few minutes, zero
signal from REE just when another rare English semihour be imminent.
Not unusual for at least one of their Noblejas transmitters to be AWOL
for days; 11940 for S America is JBA at 2302, can`t tell if really
English; nothing on 12030 either, the ME frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, March 5 at 2259, VP signal from VOT, but the 4+1 or
was it 5+1 timesignal cuts thru, ending late at 2300:03.5. Something`s
always erroneous at Emirler. A simple time announcement could be
rough, but pips imply much greater accuracy! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2067 monitoring; next:
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Kelley Sprout, KB3LR, Hughesville PA, for a MO to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702. The same address for a
check in US funds on a US bank

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
- not necessarily US funds (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, March 5 at 1523, no signal from WRMI-5, which is
supposed to remain on with TOMBS until 1700. Must be a problem as 9455
and stronger 9395 are well audible.

9955, March 5 at 2258, WRMI still absent, but plenty hard jamming
against nothing; more but less on 9965 from which R. República is many
years gone out of Costa Rica. 9455, 9395 and lesser WRMI transmitters
remain nominal.

9955, March 6 at 0245, now an S4 VP carrier but no modulation audible;
9455 & 9395 are JBA carriers; no signals at all from Habana 9650 &
9535. At 0300 K-index is 4 with G1 storms expected. Often there is not
much correlation in propagation from Okee and Habana (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7490.2 webcast), UT Sat March 6 from 0100, WBCQ with
`AAAWWW`, cuts theme short, as always fiddling with mics at first;
this time his doesn`t work so she shares hers. They are back in Maine
where it`s 9 degrees, a good drive until the last few miles into a
zero-visibility blizzard. Quite an adjustment as it had been 80+ in
Florida. A visit for maintenance and checking things, so apparently
going back south soon.

Last/this week there was a wind storm; when it`s 20, 30 or 40 mph [?
not much for an OKie], the Ampegon rotatable antenna has to be parked
and closed down. Tho it`s anything but solid, all its metal wires,
parts add up to a wind load. I wonder if parking position depend on
which way the wind be blowing. If it happen to be minimal at the
current azimuth, could it remain on?

0116 open for e-mail. 0118 ranting starts about moonbats never
stopping masking to control us; calling President Biden a cadaver.
Time for me to zone out. 0123 a 100-amp control breaker burned up as
soon as they arrived. Reading an article about the radio biz. 0200 to
``Sail Away``, and then Hal Turner; is that his theme? Then checking
MO remote. H.T. is now on both 6160- and 7490+, but on Area 51 webcast
it`s $ music and 0206 Zombo. John Carver`s version of:

``Tonight's AAWWW --- started on time on 7490 and two minutes later on
6160. Allan and Angela in the studio. Allan and Angela are in studio 1
in Maine this week. The pre-amp for Allan's mic has been damaged by
lightning so they're using one mic. Allan talks about the storms in
Maine this week, both snow and wind. Said the wind kept the rotatable
antenna on the superstation from turning properly so they shut the
transmitter down till the wind stopped. Allan says they're just in
Maine for a visit and was complaining about the extra clothes and the
colder temps in Maine this week. Said it was 22 today .

Quickly turned political and they talked of Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head
again, the Land of Lakes Indian, the Coca Cola polar bear etc. Masks,
the election, voting, the virus, China, our beloved Trump, the fact
that he won the election, any praise for the response to the virus or
the appearance of the virus is because of Trump etc. Angela ended it
by saying that was her Angela's Angle for this week.

Allan mentioned another problem with something that burned up on one
of the transmitters but I didn't catch what it was. He also said it
was time to talk about radio and Angela started in with another
political rant. Allan finally started reading an article about the
current status of radio and the effect of the pandemic on ad revenue.
Signal on 7490 went to hell about 0130. Reading of emails at 0154.
Closing prayer at 0157 and the program was off the air at 0200. John,
Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, March 6 at 0251:
*684(2), 774, 837, 882, *891, 1107(2), 1125(2), 1305(2); mostly
correlating with lower-latitude SW Europe-Spain & NW Africa-Algeria,
as K-index at 03 will be 4, with G1 storms predicted. *strongest; (2)
at least two carriers beating (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7524-USB, March 5 at 2313, two-way in Spanish, accents
sound Cuban (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0436 UT March 6

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 4-5, 2021  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 05 2021

Hauser
** CUBA. 13629 & 13772 approx., March 4 at 1430, trace of F# spurblobs
from 13700-AM. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 5910, March 5 at 0309, Chinese pop music from CRI relay,
S9+30/40 but distorted and no signal on x2 = 11820. Something`s always
wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2075 monitoring: confirmed UT
Thursday March 4 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, S4-S5 here, S9/+10 to Bonaire
SDR where it`s aimed.

WORLD OF RADIO 2076 contents: Biafra, Canada, China, Egypt, Europe,
Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Korea North & South and non,
Myanmar, Newfoundland and non, Nigeria, North America, Paraguay, Perú,
Poland, Sweden, USA, Uruguay, Uzbekistan; longwave beacons south of US
[from classaxe listings]; propagation outlook

WOR 2076 is available as of 0108 UT Friday March 5, 2021
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2076.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2076.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Kelley Sprout, KB3LR, Hughesville PA, for a MO to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702. The same address for a
check in US funds on a US bank

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com
- not necessarily US funds.

First broadcasts confirmed UT Friday March 5 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 VG
direct; 7780 VG S9+15 like a local to Maine SDR, but no signal to
UTwente where it`s aimed (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7570 & > 7730, March 5 at 0315, both S9+30 of dead air as
Brother Scare`s feed to WRMI has failed. Also dead on weaker 7780; and
5850 S9+20/30. Other programming remains modulating on 5950, 5800, JBA
4980, 9395, 9455, but 9955 is occupied only by pulse jamming (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5890, March 4 at 0647, S9/+10 of dead air from WWCR-4
instead of Brother HyStairical. Or is there a trace of JB modulation?
This has happened before especially on UT Thursdays -- mixup in
automation scheduling? TOMBS is still nominal on squealy 3215 WWCR-1,
and on 5850 WRMI. However, by 0800, Ivo Ivanov reported no signal at
all on 5890, back by 0930. Later in the day more problems were
reported with WRMI transmitters, must be having issues (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5890, March 5 at 0305, WWCR-4 with big buzz on the Fulcher
hour audio, peaking plus/minus 4-5 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1540, March 4 at 0402 UT, Bob Smoak asked on the ABDX group,
``I'm getting a low pitched heterodyne on 1540 in Bamberg, SC. Any
ideas where it might be coming from?`` My first response was KGBC
Galveston TX on 1539.96 as I`ve heard repeatedly. His receiver could
not tell whether it was plus or minus.

When I tuned in myself at 0707-0715 UT, I found a carrier on 1540.210,
and so had Mauno Ritola via a remote. Could not hear any modulation on
it and hard to DF, but not KGBC which was weaker on the minus side. At
0726, KGBC had gospel-huxtering in Spanish and there`s a third station
with Mexican music, presumed KEDA San Antonio.

I`m on it again the next night from 0322 UT March 5: 1540.21 carrier
is there again and now I can DF it to WNW/ESE. Possibilities are
daytimers or peanut-powers at night, starting with 10 kW WTBI near Bob
in Pickens SC; KDYN Ozark AR; WKVQ Eatonton GA; WKXG Greenwood MS. No
others really fit the DF axis somewhat south of due east, and nothing
at all somewhat north of due west.

When it`s nulled, Mexmx is dominant, presumed KEDA with live DJ and
frequent CST timechex, but I can`t catch any IDs or local references.
Also at times looping further CCW, KGBC gospanish, at 0330 plugging a
phone in the 254 area code which is around Waco, not Houston. KXEL
Waterloo IA 50 kW not really a factor until a bit of English talk at
0346; northerly propagation diminished. May be cause of SAH about 5 Hz
vs KEDA?

Finally at 0401 amid the Spanish, a canned English ID for ``99.9 FM
serving San Antonio, Texas``. So Wayne won`t have to remind me, that`s
K260CC, as on page 299 of the NRC AM Log, part of the Group: Radio
Jalapeño. Only a minute later at 0402, live DJ pronounces KEDA in
Spanish as well as Radio Jalapeño, and plugs a 55th-annivesary event
for the station on March 13-14, with an address, and social-distancing
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0533 UT March 5

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 1, 3, 2021  View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 04 2021

Hauser
DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS
updated March 3
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

** CURACAO [and non]. 18133-USB, March 3 at 1908, PJ2/N1ZZ with rapid
pro-forma contacts as he says he`s trying to make as many as possible
during his stay. Mostly weak US & Canadian, but now one with stronger
XE1C, Jean-Paul en Guadalajara. Still going at 1941 check tho he says
the band is dropping out. Here, no other phone activity noted except
on this frequency. I hope he is OK, since he pronounces / as
``stroke``. I prefer ``slant``, not ``slash`` either as too violent.
-..-.

Is he from New England? Not any more. QRZ.com: ``My direct mailing
address is: Daniel Gravereaux, N1ZZ, 1221 Seminole Drive, Indian
Harbour Beach, FL 32937, USA. Email is n1zz@arrl.net 73, N1ZigZag``

As for XE1C, Jean-Paul Gütter is apparently semi-Canadian, with a huge
photogallery including lots of radios, cruise ships where he worx, and
a few of his beloved anonymous wife compared to classic cheesecake:
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/xe1c
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. XE1C: see CURACAO [and non]

** POLAND. 85th anniversary of Radio Poland --- I listened to the
March 1 1900-2000 English via WRN Europe webcast. Quite interesting
about its history for most of the hour except for a middle segment.
Maybe is available on demand? 73, (Glenn Hauser, Oklahoma, WOR iog)

Dr Hansjoerg Biener replies, ``Maybe this helps ---
Special anniversary edition of our current affairs magazine to mark 85
years of Radio Poland
https://podcasty.polskieradio.pl/track/ead10494-79a8-49c7-af77-fa6b6d935906

The Anniversary Gala A celebration of Polish Radio's External Service
https://podcasty.polskieradio.pl/track/7dd35ef4-a946-45b1-ac57-defccaada11c
Kind regards, Hj.``

``I think this is the podcast of their 1st March special:
https://www.polskieradio.pl/395/7789/Artykul/2688594,News-from-Poland-Anniversary-Special-01032021
73, Alan`` Pennington, bdxc-news iog (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2075 monitoring; missed checking March 3 the
Wed 1030 on WRMI 5850 and 2100 on WRMI 7780; did anyone hear them?

Confirmed Wed March 3 from 2200:22 on WBCQ 7490.205v, S5-S7 to KB0FX.

Also confirmed Wed Mar 3 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, S9+15/30 to Pardinho,
Brasil SDR, well atop Cuban jamming. Next, and last:

0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary
financial support: thanks this week to Chuck Ermatinger, now in
Eureka! Missouri, who has sent two contributions via PayPal to woradio
at yahoo.com - not necessarily US funds

One may also contribute via MO or check in US funds on a US bank to:
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, USA.

Next WOR 2076 should be ready by early UT Fri March 5 for first SW
airings at 0130 on WRMIs 5850 & 7780 (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** U S A. Re: ``9330, March 3 at 0112, no signal from WBCQ WLCR; nor
on 9333. G1 storm and K index of 5 may have propped it out, but you`d
think at least a smidgin of its 500 kW would be detectable; all
gobbled up in the ionosphere; or serving International Vacuum (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)``

We had a snow with high winds yesterday in New Brunswick. Lost
commercial power for six hours at my house. Eastern Maine may have had
issues, too. (— Richard Langley, later March 3, WOR iog)

Earlier, Feb 28, Richard posted this:

``[WOR] WBCQ Power Supply? Blame Canada --- The northeastern part of
Maine gets a lot of their electricity from Canada -- New Brunswick to
be exact. Maine's electricity network north of Houlton is not
connected to the rest of the network in Maine. Yes, there are a couple
of small power stations in the region on the Maine side of the border
but a lot of power is imported. This was one of the many dependencies
of the U.S. on Canada that had to be made clear to the Trump
administration when they were attempting to "punish" Canada with
duties on alumin[i]um, etc. I hope Angela and Allan Weiner realize
that whenever they criticize Canukistan. -- Richard Langley``

Ironically, Angela herself is also Newbrunswickianne. Still/again,
March 3 at 1933 & 2010 chex, zero signal on 9330/9333 altho WBCQ-6 is
always weak at this time, in German to Europe. It`s not an electricity
issue now, as at 1936, WBCQ-1 is JBA with BS on signature
off-frequency 7490.192V. Richard Langley, too:

``9330 kHz is still off as far as I can tell (checked at 2000 UT
today, 3 March) using my own receiver and the U. Twente SDR receiver.
-- Richard Langley`` WOR iog.

``They had a wind storm with very cold temperatures for a few days.
Winds over 50 MPH and wind chills around -40 degrees F. Peter W
Hansen`` -- WOR iog.

The WBCQ-6 White Elephant ``Super-Station`` keeps breaking down for
some reason or another. Perhaps AW will mention it on next WW. Once
again there`s a hiatus in his twitting, not since Feb 20, altho almost
all of those were generic ``free speech`` promotions (Glenn Hauser,
OK, March 3, WOR)

** U S A. Hey Glenn: 1630 KKGM TX, does play UC (music) as a break
between news segments - the station is very strong in Austin.
Receiving Equipment: Drake R8B, Terminated Delta Antenna (17ft apex
and 28ft base), northeast, Mini-Flag Antenna (7ft by 15ft), southeast.
73, (Mike Beu, KD5DSQ, Austin, Texas, WOR iog)

This report despatched at 2322 UT March 3

 

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