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

Logs
** 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
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Glenn Hauser logs March 24-25, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 26 2017

Logs


Re 7780 kHz, heard a 924 Hertz tone this March 25 morning. 73 wb


Morning log March 25, in 0530-0630 UT time range in remote units at
MA-US and MI-US.
Poor propagation in 31 and 25 mb on northern hemisphere though,
only heard R NZi 11725 kHz on otherwise empty band.


4885.021 BRA Not as strong as 2 weeks ago. S=7-8 signal of
Brazilian ZYG362 R. Clube do Para, Belem PA
<www.radioclubedopara.com.br> in BrasPortugese.
Music group performance noted at 0535 UT on March 25.

4915.117 BRA ZYF360 R. Difusora Macapa, Macapa AP
<www.difusora.ap.gov.br> only weak S=3-4 this 0540 UT morning.

4989.980 most probably, tentativelly
SUR Radio Apintie, Paramaribo, only very weak S=2 audio string
visible at 0550 UT on March 25.

5040 CUB RHC Bauta in Spanish and newscast on Cuban - Uruguayan
negotiations and friendship meeting, proper S=9+25dB signal
at 0553 UT on March 25.
R Rebelde 5025 kHz NOT HEARD this morning at this hour.

5129.825 USA WBCQ very poor S=4-5 at 0555 UT heard in Detroit Michigan.

6000 CUB RHC Quivican Titan site S=9+40dB POWERHOUSE signal noted
in remote MA and MI-US SDR units. Strong - but undermodulated
audio level, rough, coarse voice. 20 kHz wide signal. 0556 UT.

6060 CUB RHC Bauta S=9+20dB signal strength at 0557 UT on March 25.
Distorted audio with background noise heard. 20 kHz wideband.

6100 CUB RHC Bauta at 0558 UT S=9+20dB signal in MA-US east coast.
Best audio quality heard here. 20 kHz wideband.

6165 CUB RHC Bauta at 0559 UT on March 25. Very low modulation.
S=9+15dB power of western NoAM beam out of Cuba,
in MA and MI-US remote SDR installations. 20 kHz wideband.

6185even! MEX XEPPM Radio Educacion, Ciudad Mexico, romantic guitar singer
performed in 0559 til 0601 UT on March 25. S=8-9 signal in MA-US
Switch OFF the transmitter at exact 06.01:39 UTC.

6155 AUT ORF OE1 program in German language from ORS Moosbrunn site,
nice S=9 in peaks reception in Detroit Michigan east coast NoAM,
At 0604 UT report of Pres Trump disaster and "Obama Care" health
insurance.

6090.003 Anguilla terrible audio, not easy to identify a woman voice
prayer. S=9+30dB at 0608 UT on east coast. 18 kHz wide audio.

5980 CUB probably... 6 kHz wideband jamming of scratchy noise.
S=9+5dB in MA-US and MI-US east coast remote units at 0612 UT.

5910.041 CLM Alcaravan R, Puerto Lleras, much romantic music, singer on
amore and fervour at 0618 UT, variable up to 3 Hertz fq.
S=7-8 this morning March 25.

6010.030 BRA probably, UNID, tiny S=3-4 on threshold level. 0620 UT.

7780 USA WRMI ? probably, noted a 924 Hertz test tone here on that
channel. Empty carrier S=8 in MA-US remote unit. 0622 UT.

7435 CUB Jamming of S=8-9 level, 7.4 kHz wide jamming signal.

7254.820 NIG VoNigeria Ikorodu, Hausa service, S=6-7 or -86dBm this
March 25 morning, poor propagation at 0625 UT.
Male and female presenter alternately.

5829.985 USA WTWW English sermon, not BS, smooth way of speaking
on Bible teachers. S=7-8 at 0627 UT.

6040.712 BRA RB2 Curitiba <http://radiorb2.com.br/> weak and tiny
S=4 on threshold level at 0630 UT.

6069.986 CAN At 0632 UT on March 25 CFRX Toronto on air, heard S=4-5
rather weak this morning in remote Detroit-MI.
Talk on Obamas "Health Care" insurance and Pres. Trump.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 25, 2017)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Hauser wghauser@yahoo.com [bclnews]"


Sent: Saturday, March 25, 2017 6:10 PM
Subject: [bclnews.it] Glenn Hauser logs March 24-25, 2017

** 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)

** 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)

** 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


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Glenn Hauser logs March 24-25, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 26 2017

Logs
** 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
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JRX Logs: March 25, 2017.  View Printable Version 
Saturday, March 25 2017

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JRX Logs: March 25,2017.

ALGERIA non.** 6155. Mar 25 at2100, Radio Algerienne, Issoudun-F, in French. IS; Woman annnouncertalks in french; 2105 Man talks. Very poor broadcasting, 35432.** 9710. Mar 25 at2026, Radio Algerienne, Issoudun-F, in Arabic. QurÂan chant; 2033QurÂan recitation. Station with good signal and fair to poormodulation, 45433 to 45432.
CHINA.** 9455. Mar 25 at2122, China National Radio 1. CNR1 all strong firedragontransmission.** 9720. Mar 25 at2046, China Radio International, Urumqi-CHN, in Bulgarian. Womanannnouncer talks; 2057 IS, man talks. CRI with good signal andmodulation this frequancy, 45444.
CUBA.** 15370. Mar 25 at2010, Radio Habana Cuba, Bauta-CUB, in Portuguese. Woman annnouncertalks News; ID; RHC announcements: 2017 sustainable tourism year;2020 Comment of the day. RHC with good signal and modulation thisfrequancy, 45544.
GREECE.** 9935. Mar 25 at2142, Voice of Greece, Avlis-GRC, in Greek. Man annnouncer talks;Woman talks, and a song; Man talks. VOG with fair signal and poormodulation, 35432. On 9420kHz, awful transmission.
GUINEA.** 9650. Mar 25 at2156, Radio Guinea, Conakri-GUI, in French. Local song; Manannnouncer talks, ID; 2200 Man and woman talks, ID and present News.Fair transmission, 45433.
USA non.** 11980. Mar 25 at2110, Adventist World Radio, Moosbrunn-AUT, in English. Manannnouncer talks, preaching; In conversation with children, andchildren ask questions; 2115 Woman talks and child reading ID andaddress, and next, a song; 2119 Man talks and says your name andhistory: Danyel. Very good broadcasting, 45544.


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

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** 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
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