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Glenn Hauser logs July 14-15, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 11950, July 15 at 2201, RHC on early, undermodulated S9+10,
seems like live speech by some Commie, apparently a `Mesa Redonda`
special event an hour earlier than usual, since not // 11760 et al.,
and 6000 JBA also seems same as 11950. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7379.241, July 15 at 2222, RHC French auto-knocked way off
frequency from 7380, S9+10; as happens sporadically here or below
15370 or 13740, presumably same transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.94, July 15 at 0551, VON with a ballad in English,
``I`m not afraid ---`` something, segment repeating at 0554, 0556
after pauses; 0557.5 cut to usual drumming and flutish IS, S9+20/30
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1230, July 15 at 0038 UT, Oh2, WBBZ Ponca City must
be off again, no strong signal this long before sunset; or is that its
carrier now with growing graveyard skywave? Yes, it is! Legal ID at
ToH 0100 then back to dead air.

Meanwhile I have been walking around the block with the PL-880 on this
frequency trying to track source of high line noise level. It`s
slightly CCW from N/S with a sharp null (which should be occupied by
WBBZ), and little change from different sides, signifying it`s
radiating from some distance away.

1230, WBBZ is back in business, S9+20 by 2225 check July 15 with rock
music, ``Sunny 1230`` slogan. At least not ``Sunny 104.7`` this time
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1990 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
July 14 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, JBA vs noise level

Also confirmed UT Monday July 15 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S9+10 vs noise,
and much better VG S9+20 on synchronized 9395

Also confirmed UT Monday July 15 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, poor vs noise

Also confirmed UT Monday July 15 at 0300 on Area 51 webcast, and at
0326 check modulating on WBCQ 5130.37 poor S9+10 vs noise level

Also confirmed UT Monday July 15 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, VG S9+10/20
with lite pulse jamming audible. Czech? song fill right up to WOR.
Next:

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780
0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7570, July 15 at 0019, WRMI-11 is off again, despite
schedule as 23-04 UT; no loss with nothing but BS. Still going on
7730, 7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2343 UT July 15

DX Listening Digest 19-28; World of Radio 1990

Glenn Hauser
 

DX Listening Digest 19-28 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1928.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 19-28 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1990 / ALGERIA non / ANGUILLA / ANTARCTICA / ARMENIA / AUSTRALIA 4KZ / AUSTRALIA ABC+ / BHUTAN / BOUGAINVILLE / BRAZIL / BULGARIA / CHINA +non / CONGO / COSTA RICA / CUBA +non / DENMARK / EAST TURKISTAN / ECUADOR / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / ERITREA non /FINLAND / GERMANY +non / GREECE / GRENADA / INDIA / INDONESIA +non / IRAN / IRELAND / JAPAN / KOREA NORTH +non / KOREA SOUTH / KURDISTAN non / KUWAIT / MADAGASCAR / MALI / MEXICO +non / MYANMAR / NEW ZEALAND / NICARAGUA / NIGERIA / NORTH AMERICA YHWH/Pirate / OKLAHOMA KRMP/KGTO+ / OKLAHOMA KUOT-CD / OKLAHOMA EAS/KETA / PAPUA NEW GUINEA / POLAND / RUSSIA / SAUDI ARABIA / SOLOMON ISLANDS / SUDAN SOUTH non / TAIWAN +non / THAILAND / TURKEY / UK +non BBCWS / USA KC4AA ham / USA K2A ham / USA USAGM / USA RFE/RL / USA VOA / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR/Unique/IRRS / USA WRMI / USA WBCQ / USA WWCR/WTWW / USA WRNO / USA KVOH / USA WEWN / USA KTA / USA WABC / USA KLEY/K262CQ / USA WJNL+ / USA KWHN / USA FCC / USA WLQH/HAR/WSVP-LP/WHTR-LP/WRGE-LP/WZRE-LP/WCKD-LP/WITG-LP / VATICAN non / VIETNAM non / YEMEN non / UNIDENTIFIED 6151 / UNIDENTIFIED 6708 / UNIDENTIFIED 9379/9380 / UNIDENTIFIED 10550 / UNIDENTIFIED 11610 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / DX-PEDITIONS / CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / PROPAGATION

For restrixions and searchable 2019 contents archive see
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html
[also linx to previous years]

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

WORLD OF RADIO 1990 contents: Australia [WTFK? 5055], Bougainville,
China, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Indonesia?, Korea South & North,
Kuwait, Myanmar, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Turkey, UK, USA;
publications; long and short-term propagation outlooks.

WOR 1990 completed by 2340 UT July 11 ready for first airings Friday
July 12. The shortwave broadcasts should be:

1000 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [Jul 20, Aug 3 alt weeks]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany [not confirmed]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 [confirmed]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315][confirmed]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 7780 [confirmed]
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 [confirmed]
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780
0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday
cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

For updates see our Anomaly Alert page:
http://www.worldofradio.com/anomaly.html

WORLD OF RADIO PODCASTS:

Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.
http://www.rmrc.de/index.php/rmrc-audio-plattform/podcast/glenn-hauser-wor

Tnx to Keith Weston:
https://blog.keithweston.com/2018/11/22/world-of-radio-podcast/

http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlennHausersWorldOfRadio
tunein:
http://bit.ly/tuneinwor
itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/glenn-hausers-world-of-radio/id1123369861
Google Play Music:
http://bit.ly/worldofradio2

DAY-BY-DAY ARCHIVE OF GLENN HAUSER`S LOG REPORTS:
Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:
http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser

FTIOM & UBMP, July 21-27

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, July 21-27:
This week, a Cuban dance party with some excellent charangas including Orquesta Estrellas de la Charanga, Enrique Álvarez, and Ritmo Oriental.
The broadcasts take place:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=9400am
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US).
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490)
http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, July 21 and 23, 2019:
Episode 122 brings you some very intriguing contemporary music from Serbia.
The transmissions take place:
1.Sundays 2200-2230 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490)
http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
2. Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am


Glenn Hauser logs July 16-17, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA. 13550, July 17 at 1357, Chinese talk and music at S6-S8, no
doubt a CNR1 jammer, to timesignal and off 1400*. I started too late
today for a full bandscan, as many more also close at 1400. Strangely,
13550 is not among the 146 *jammed SOH listings in Aoki/NDXC. But EiBi
has both of them possible until 1430, with SOH on 13550.1. Wolfgang
Bueschel`s exhaustive bandscan as of July 5-12 includes SOH (only):
``13550.053 S=3 0504 UT 2130-1430 SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng Chi 1-7``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13739.241, July 17 at 1400, RHC self-knocked way off
frequency again, // 13700.0 which is somewhat weaker and both still on
the air. One of them is usually off by now. EiBi shows 13700 is Bauta,
13740 Bejucal, both until 1400. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non?]. 1600, July 17 at 1321, KUSH Cushing local
talkshow with ripple --- either CCI from an unstable transmitter or
its own? Vietnamese from KRVA The Metroplex seems in background and
would be the obvious spoiler, via high-end residual skywave almost a
bihour after LSR; but never noticed any such problem from them before;
recheck at 1354, now KUSH is clear. Other close 1600s are in AR, MO,
KS and NE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17530, July 16 at 1404, S9 open carrier, off and back on
again; obviously VOA Grimesland in routine early check long before
scheduled only English broadcast at 1700-1830; BTW, if they did this
before 1400 anyday, would conflict with VOA Somali via Vatican; or
after 1400 Sat/Sun VOA Kinyarwanda via São Tomé, per HFCC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also VATICAN [non]

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1990 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue
July 16 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA. Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780
0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, July 16 at 0109, WBCQ-6 with WLC Radio is OFF ---
and not heard since as of 1605 UT July 17. Artie Bigley forwards twit
from Allan Weiner July 16: ``Worlds superstation off line TFN while we
tune up to higher frequencies and make improvements to the great
antenna.``. Nor have we noticed any reversions to Brother Scare on the
old 9330.1v transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, July 16 at 1404, KVOH already S9+10, opening Spanish,
probably with sporadic-E boost (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 15825, July 16 at 1404, WWCR S9+20 thanks to sporadic E
boost, so much so that it audiblizes a squeal on the #1 transmitter
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1210, July 17 at 0559 UT, WJNL Kingsley MI among
multi-station ID of the group, so fast I have never been able to copy
details, and 0600 ``news now``; top among CCI with more than one SAH,
but primarily timed at 152/minute = 2.53 Hz. The 50 kW daytimer
continues cheating all night. Now another report of this at the very
same time July 17 from Steve Zimmerman, Milwaukee WI, to the WOR io
group:

``Hi All, Per Glenn Hauser's tip, I am hearing WJNL with city-grade
sigs on peaks, but some deep fades as well. Tune-in at 0550 with a
blizzard of commercials, followed by a show engaging conspiracy
theories, then multiple IDs for MI stations on AM and FM. ToH news at
0600.

In spite of the fact that they run 50 kW ND, they are very difficult
to hear here on daytime groundwave, even though the path is mostly
over Lake Michigan. Ground conductivity in that part of MI is poor at
best, so maybe that has something to do with it. Rx: ICF-5900W and
built-in antenna. 73, Steve Zimmerman, Milwaukee, WI`` (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 88.1 WBFM, July 16 at 1342 UT, `Stardate` via KWOU Woodward
concludes with Sandy Wood saying this is her last show! She is
retiring due to health problems. We`ll miss her very much; these
2-minute capsules she always filled with a sense of wonder, whether
elementary astronomy or something intriguingly deeper. She must be
older than she sounds with her lovely voice.

I`ve always felt the Stardate website did not give enough credit to
Sandy; in fact searching on site, this is about all we can find:
https://stardate.org/astro-guide/gallery/celebrating-sandiys

``Celebrating the Sandi/ys Featured on July 4, 2016

Two key players in the StarDate and McDonald Observatory public
outreach programs are celebrating milestones in July. Sandy Wood
(left) is commemorating her 25th anniversary as the voice of StarDate
radio. Her first recording session was on July 23, 1991. And Sandi
Preston is retiring from McDonald Observatory on July 4. She is the
Observatory's assistant director for education and outreach, and
executive producer of StarDate radio.``

We heard her successor July 17 at 1458 on KUCO:

``The New Voice of StarDate
https://stardate.org/content/new-voice-stardate

Billy Henry in the studio while recording his first StarDate episodes.
Billy Henry, a voice talent, musician, composer, and college lecturer
in Austin, will become the third narrator of the StarDate radio
program in its 41-year history. He assumes the title from Sandy Wood,
who retired from the program effective July 16. Henry’s first program
will air the following day.

“I feel extremely privileged to be a part of the StarDate team,” says
Henry. “I’ve been listening for years and now I get to be the voice.
What a great experience.”

“I’ve had the privilege to work with the first two StarDate
announcers, Joel Block and Sandy Wood, and I know that Billy will
maintain the high standards these great talents have established for
the show,” says StarDate producer Damond Benningfield. “Billy and I
have worked together before, so I knew he would be a really good fit
for our style and content. I’m looking forward to many years of
working together.”

Henry is involved in many creative fields. He is a lecturer at Texas
State University in San Marcos, teaching classes in writing music for
TV and film, mixing for TV and film, and an introduction to desktop
production. He has also taught at The University of Texas at Austin,
and done sound design and other creative projects for the theater
department.

Henry has written or mixed hundreds of pieces of music for commercial
clients ranging from Chili’s to AT&T to Southwest Airlines. In 1999,
he wrote the score for the film “American Detective,” and in recent
years he has joined the world tours of The Court Yard Hounds, Shakira,
and the Dixie Chicks.

Henry also describes himself as a “maker of things,” including musical
instruments. He also has a pilot’s license and is working toward his
commercial rating.
Greetings from Billy Henry [41-second clip]``

Around here we get Stardate M-F only at 1342 UT on KGOU and relays; if
we miss that as KWOU 88.1 relay propagation from Woodward is sporadic,
via KUCO 90.1 at 1458 UT; and if we miss that, repeated on KUCO at
2358 UT. I gather there are also editions on Sat & Sun not scheduled
by our stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 7305, July 16 at 0127, Vatican Radio IS, 0130
opening Spanish. In a surprise move, VR relay via IBB Grimesland NC
has re-expanded back to 30 minutes, after many months curtailed to
only 15 starting at 0145 (but carrier usually on at least 10 minutes
earlier), and also adding Portuguese at 0100, which I have just missed
today; per HFCC effective 15 July, both daily 250 kW at 164 degrees
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1615 UT July 17

Glenn Hauser logs July 17-18, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, July 18 at 0604, JBA carrier, surely from R.
Kiribati. Too late for anything from Eurafrica in the summer, but not
too early for propagation from Xmas Island. Last trace of 846 heard
here (along with several others) was April 29 at 1121-1128.

At 0607, I also have a JBA carrier noticeably off-frequency minus from
774-, but not sure what that could be. Surely not Iran or Indonesia as
in
http://mwlist.org/mwoffset.php?khz=774
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, July 18 at 1357, KBS World Radio, S7-S9 W&M
English hosts chatting, almost readable, and concluding the hour, 1359
a bit of (what else?) K-pop, 1400 theme and opening in Korean. Best
heard yet, allegedly now pumping 250 kW our way over a path barely
viable at midsummer.

Meanwhile, VOK from the North is better as usual on 25m, 11710 S7-S9
but louder, //? weaker 11735 also finishing English hour with typical
triumphant music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. The BBC Proms season 2019 is about to start with the First
Night on July 19; until Last Night 14 September; on BBC Radio 3
webcasts. All the details here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/proms
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1990 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday July 17
on WRMI 9955, but not until late cut-on, JIP at 2100:50, S5-S7. Such
are the risks of being the very first program on any transmission. At
least most of it, if 9955 stayed on.

Simulcast on WBCQ 7490.1v? Wed July 17 at 2100, JBA carrier, as usual
in deep summer, almost all the signal absorbed on the way. Checked
webcast at 2120 and heard: Equal mixture of me and Brother Scare!
Notified the boardops ASAP, but by 2128 recheck of webcast, now it`s
not funxioning at all. Unknown if same mixture was also outgoing on
7490. Did anyone hear it?

Not confirmed UT Thursday July 18 at 0100, NO signal on 7780 WRMI;
while 7730 & 7570 are nominal with BS, always much stronger than 7780
even when it`s on. Still AWOL at 0128. Strange that with 14
transmitters, WRMI is often missing rather than substituting another
if there`s a problem with one of them. Thus there was something wrong
with the last three scheduled North American broadcasts of 1990, so I
hope most have already heard it anyway. If not:

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1990.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1990.mp3
Next:
0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW

WOR 1991 to be produced by late UT July 18, ready for first airings
Friday July 19; starting in NAm at 2200 on WRMI 9955.

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5130.4, UT Thu July 18 at 0150, this weak WBCQ is on with
talkshow, seems Hal Turner same as much stronger 7490.2, and not synch
on 9455 WRMI. 9330v is still silent. HT live (not recommended) is UT
Thu 0000-0200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, July 18 at 0546, S9+10/20 of dead air, i.e. WWCR again
for no apparent reason. The other three are nominal: 5935 S9/+10 of
PMS; 4840 S9+20/30 modulating algo; 3215, S9+10/20 of BS (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15809.963V, July 18 at 1352, S7-S8 of music, obviously
WTWW-3 in a rare appearance on this or any frequency, wobbling
slightly. Last dates I logged it were May 18 and 19 on 15809.918.

Still there at 1429 today while NO other WTWWs are on: 12105, 9930,
9475, 5830 or 5085. Still at 1648 with ``Amazing Grace``. 9475 is
still off. Ivo Ivanov was hearing 15810 as early as 1200 today, and
Wolfgang Bueschel measured it at 1240 on 15809.971 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1210, July 18 at 0559 UT, WJNL Kingsley MI 50 kW daytimer
continues cheating all night, wrapping up talkshow
something-Reality-Radio --- is it Beyond? Not on their station list
http://beyondrealityradio.com/stations-list/
but time fits as Mon-Thu 12-2 am ET [04-06 UT]. I`m sure this is WJNL
yet again, altho at ID time, KGYN is atop. Now the SAH is 156/minute =
2.6 Hz.

Or is it Public Reality Radio? Originating with WPRR 1680 Ada (Grand
Rapids)?
http://www.publicrealityradio.org/
Nothing there about being on the WJNL group too, but I see some
erstwhile left-wing hosts are to be heard: Stephanie Miller, Thom
Hartmann! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1701 UT July 18

Glenn Hauser logs July 18-19, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA. 12190, July 19 at 1225, strong S9-S7 CNR1 jammer with YL
narration over music, which leads me to a quick bandscan to 1230
between 10.9 and 15 MHz: widely variant signal levels, the ? ones
being JBA carriers: 11825 with mixture; 11785, 11540, 11460, 11440,
11120, 11100, 10960? 12880?, 12950, 13020?, 13070? (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Follow-up to my previous report about Oklahoma`s 1320, KCLI
Clinton, mentioning that 950 KFSA Fort Smith AR was off air following
flooding:

``Formerly silent stations informing the FCC that they are back on the
air: 950 KFSA AR Fort Smith – Silent May 26; on the air June 13.
(AM Switch, NRC DX News July 23, published July 16, via DXLD)``

Never hear KFSA here anyway, direxional awayward; 950 dominated by
KJRG Newton KS when it can slide by local 960 KGWA (Glenn Hauser, Enid
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1991 contents: Australia, Azores,
China, Congo DR, Cuba, Denmark, Europe, India, Japan, Korea North and
non, Korea South, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Madeira, Mali, Malta, México,
North America, Oklahoma and non, Romania, Spain, Sudan South non,
Taiwan and non, Tibet, UK, USA, Vatican non, Vietnam non; and the
propagation outlook.

Completed by 0006 UT Friday July 19 ready for first airings. However,
I later discovered that Unique Radio is no longer active on Fridays:

WORLD OF RADIO on Unique Radio, Gunnedah NSW --- Current schedule on
website shows some changes, notably no broadcasts at all on Fridays,
leaving WOR as follows:

Saturday (alternating, 7/20 & 8/3 ---)
1000 on 3210-USB

Monday
0930 on 5045-USB
1130 on 3210-USB [new]

Tuesday
0800-0900 on 5045 (two episodes)

See https://www.uniqueradio.biz/ for full schedule including
International Radio Report and ARDXC`s World at Your Fingertips.

WOR schedule: The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [July 20; alt. weeks]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 7780
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [NEW]
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1991.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1991.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday
cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15810-, July 18 at 1801 (following up previous report),
WTWW-3 is still on but now with double audio! Gospel huxter talking,
maybe not PPPP, and hymn with lyrix at equal level, so not intended as
background, still at 1826. Carrier is wobbling slightly, which is
typical, or I might suspect they are axually running two transmitters
at once on same frequency.

15810+, July 19 at 1544, JBA carrier but this one slightly on the plus
side, and much2 weaker than 15825 WWCR at S9+10/15, so probably
something else, maybe local device, unless maybe WTWW be on exciter
only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 730, July 19 at 0558 UT, dominant signal is sports talk in
English, string of ESPN promos, including one for ``ESPN
Charlotte``, and at 0600 UT, ``The Game, Charlotte, 730 AM and 97.5
FM``. No call copied but listed as WZGV, CoL Cramerton NC, U1
10000/165/psra 206 and also W248CO, on 97.5. Cramerton is a west=side
suburb on the way to Gastonia. So it`s dominant with only 165 watts?
Right ---

730 is an intriguing DX frequency, with a couple dozen USA stations
but none legally running more than 1000 watts at night, many less than
100 or even less than 10! In fact the only 1 kW is KQPN West Memphis
AR.

Because 730 was a Canadian/Mexican ``clear``. Canada has two 50/50 kW
stations in Montreal and Vancouver, and in between 10/5 kW in
Manitoba. As for XEX Mexico City, it used to be dominant with 100/100
kW, but suspect it has been downgraded. No sign of it now, at least on
my E/W longwire toward NC. Annoying splash from 740 KRMG Tulsa

Also just before ToH, heard mention of an area code 412 phone number,
which is Pittsburgh PA --- unless on a network feed, that could
correspond to 730 WPIT, U1 5000/24/psra 225 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. KGOU has more about the changes at StarDate:

``Sandy Wood Retires, Billy Henry Becomes Voice of StarDate
By Rebecca Johnson and McDonald Observatory • Jul 16, 2019
https://www.kgou.org/post/sandy-wood-retires-billy-henry-becomes-voice-stardate

StarDate Sandy Wood [portrait]
https://www.kgou.org/sites/kgou/files/styles/x_large/public/201907/Sandy-Wood.jpg

Sandy Wood, the popular and charismatic announcer of the StarDate
radio program, is retiring after 28 years on the air. Her final
episode will air July 16.

Listen 0:35 Sandy Wood: "Keep looking up."
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kgou/audio/2019/07/Stardate_SandyFarewell_0.mp3

StarDate is the longest running nationally syndicated science program
on American radio. Produced by The University of Texas at Austin’s
McDonald Observatory, the program began in 1978. It brings a daily
two-minute message of astronomy and skywatching to 2.3 million weekly
listeners via more than 300 stations across the country. Wood took
over from original announcer Joel Block after the program’s first
dozen years.

“Since 1991 I’ve been with you every day, telling you about the
wonders of the universe,” she says at the end of the July 16 episode.
“Recent health problems, though, have left me unable to continue, so
this is my final episode. My thanks for all of the support from our
StarDate audience — the best in the universe!”

StarDate producer Damond Benningfield has worked with Wood since her
original audition. “This really breaks my heart,” Benningfield says.
“Not only is she an amazing announcer, she’s one of the kindest and
most thoughtful people I’ve ever known. She’s also a hoot, so our
recording sessions are probably going to be a lot duller without
her.”

Wood’s first broadcast aired September 16, 1991, and she recorded a
total of 10,166 episodes. She also recorded several podcasts for
McDonald Observatory projects, and she narrated videos that play at
the observatory’s Frank N. Bash Visitors Center and other venues at
the Fort Davis campus, as well as on various web sites.

“I very much appreciate Sandy Wood’s dedicated service to McDonald
Observatory. Her enthusiastic and consistent delivery of astronomy
news for StarDate has built a large and committed audience of
astronomy enthusiasts,” said McDonald Director Taft Armandroff. “As I
travel the country and speak with fans of astronomy and The University
of Texas, there are always questions and good wishes for Sandy Wood
and StarDate.”

Wood has been a broadcaster since the 1960s, serving as a radio DJ and
talk-show host, and voicing programs and commercials for local,
regional, and national clients, including NASA.

Billy Henry [portrait]

Voice talent Billy Henry will be taking over for Sandy Wood beginning
July 17, 2019. Billy is no stranger to public radio, serving as the
voice for Brain Stories and going on to record hundreds of voiceovers
for TV, radio and film including Texas Tourism, Schlotzky’s, Southwest
Airlines, NASCAR, Guitar Center, Dell, AMD, Velocity Credit Union, the
IMAX film, Texas: The Big Picture, and many more.

Henry is involved in many creative fields. In addition to doing voice
work, he is a composer, musician, teacher, sound designer, and “maker
of things,” including musical instruments.

He has written hundreds of pieces of music for clients , movie scores,
and music for theater and dance productions and toured the world with
The Court Yard Hounds and the Dixie Chicks. He teaches at Texas State
University in San Marcos and has taught at UT-Austin as well.

“While I might not be able to stick it out for 28 years like Sandy
did, I’m looking forward to telling you about the universe for a long
time to come,” says Henry in an audio introduction recorded for
StarDate’s many affiliate radio stations.

Billy Henry’s warm voice and conversational delivery style will
continue the StarDate tone established by Sandy Wood during her tenure
with the program`` (via KGOU Newsletter July 18 via DXLD)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1670, July 19 at 0621 UT, very poor signal mentions
``1530 AM``. Usual 1670 here of the only four Unitedstatesians is WOZN
Madison WI. I can`t find any group relation to a 1530 station, nor for
the other three 1670s, one of which is Spanish anyway (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2750, July 19 at 1216 UT, weak carrier fading; not even
2850 North Korea is audible. Not a spot for local mixtures. If a MW
harmonic, it could only be 5 x 550, where KFRM KS dominates daytimes
here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1716 UT July 19

Glenn Hauser logs July 19-20, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA [non]. 9570, July 20 at 0155, no signal from CRI ALBANIA
relay, while 9580 via CUBA is VG with `China Studio` LL filler.
Supposed to run 00-04, half & half English & Chinese. Bad propagation
from Europe? NO, 9420 GREECE is S9+5, 9495 República via FRANCE is
S9+15 over jamming. But 9690 SPAIN is missing too, q.v. (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, July 20 at 0152, Radio Progreso is back on after
missing at least one month, music at S9+30/40 but undermodulated
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 7495, July 20 at 0141, very poor broadcast, bit of music,
then someone banging on a can at the rate of 5X per second. Unusual to
hear anything here next to WBCQ which is still on 7490+. HFCC shows
IBB Lampertheim, 100 kW, 80 degrees at 0030-0230 alternating semihours
in Pst and Prs, which mean Pashto and Dari; so what is it, really? Per
EiBi, VOA Ashna Radio, target IRAN! Instead of Afghanistan (Glenn
Hauser, OK DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 11940, UT Sat July 20 at 0158, S8 of crackling instead of
REE, supposed to be on here Tue-Sat for S America until 0200; likewise
9690 for N America. Maybe they just went off early before I intuned.
When they used to sign off at 2300, earworm interval signal would play
for several minutes more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1991 monitoring: confirmed Friday
July 19 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S6-S9 and not upcut, first SWBC.

Also confirmed UT Saturday July 20 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10/20
including storm noise level but mostly readable. Next:

0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [July 20; alt. weeks]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 7780
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [NEW]
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1991.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1991.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday
cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.1+v, UT Sat July 20, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide`
– I catch a few bits later in the hour, as I am really not interested
in what the same callers every week have to say. AW says they have had
a few computer issues this week; John in Florida`s program [VORW] was
messed up but he will not be charged for it. Have staff shortage, need
more operators, especially for Superstation, which will not be back on
until August. John Carver reports on the whole hour:

``Trying 7490 again this week after noise forced me to 5130 last week.
Program started a few seconds early after some fill music. Allan and
Angela in the studio. Talk of the heat wave, half naked women,
moonbats blaming everyone else for the heatwave. Freddie on the phone
at 0007. Talk of heatwave, proper temperature to set air conditioners
at and the moon landing. Freddie off the phone at 0024 to be
immediately replaced by Dave in Indiana. Continuation of the moon
landing talk.

Superstation is down as they're doing some redesign on the antenna and
preparing the transmitter for the frequency changes coming. WLC
insists on being able to penetrate Arab countries. They are also
tweaking the computer control for the transmitter to allow smoother
transitions when the antenna is turned or frequency changed. Even
though the transmitter itself is water cooled, they've found they have
to add a lot more air conditioning in order to cool the transmitter
cases. Superstation will be back on the air next month. Was also
mention of adding another frequency to the classic WBCQ, 6160. Reading
of emails at 0053. Closing prayer at 0059. Program was off the air at
0104. John, Mid-North Indiana``

What I heard was really on the webcast. After Angela`s ending ID about
0105, immediately over to Brother Scare. but checking 7490.1 itself at
0140, it`s still on with music; 0150 now it`s double audio again,
mixture of a talk program and a music program. One of them with 0200
ToH canned ID, and switch to Brother Scare, only.

6160, new registered WBCQ frequency with nominal 50 kW at same 245
degree azimuth as all the other ``classix``, not in use yet; to
replace 9330 with same old transmitter? Will be cozy with 6165 RHC for
~6 hours a night, often undermodulated, sometimes plenty strong.

5130.4, UT Sat July 20 at 0151, this WBCQ is also still on with some
talk; 0200 opening? a program we had never heard of or about, `One
Hundred watts and a Wire`, with ad/plugs for Icom ham equipment, and
also own website onehundredwattsandawire.com --- no, make it numbers:
http://100wattsandawire.com/
which has been a podcast for four years, but nothing about it being on
WBCQ. ``The intersection of life and amateur radio``; originates in
Florissant MO; about heat wave in Missouri; participating in the 13
Colonies special event recently.

So this and whatever was on 7490 after AWWW should be on the WBCQ
program schedule, right? Wrong. Nothing shown on 7490 after 0100 Sat;
on 5130, ``Sa 0100 0200 UTC Fr 09:00PM 10:00PM EST [sic] Matt Boland
Presents`` instead of 100watts, etc. BTW, `Radio for Peace
International` is now listed on 5130, UT Friday at 0200-0300.

3264.9, July 20 at 0204, JBA carrier from this WBCQ; improving? Was
never listenable even in winter. The only program on sked for it is
AAAWWW, UT Sat 00-01 in the ``trimulcast`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, July 20 at 0205, WWCR-1 gospel huxter with squeal on
#1 transmitter as also heard when strong on 15825. Should also appear
when on 6115 at 22-01 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 7305, July 20 at 0145, YL ending `Vatican News` in
Spanish with contact info, and immediately restarting `Vatican News`
in Spanish --- are they axually playing the same program twice in a
row to fill the doubled airtime? VG via Grimesland NC relay (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0405 UT July 20

Glenn Hauser logs July 20-21, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. Sporadic-E opening MUFs above 100 MHz to the NE of here
bode well for some FM DX at last, July 20 after 19 UT, so I hasten to
start monitoring mainly on the DX-398 with PL-880 as backup,
manipulating both telescopic antennas only, vs all the QRM from OK and
KS, ACI if not CCI on every frequency. All info from the WTFDA FM
database except distances city-to-city from distancefromto.net

95.1, at 1916, French-Canadian H&F conversation, SRC/CBC style; still
at 1929 vs Bott English from OK; another bit peaks at 1942. Very
likely is North Bay ON, since later I am getting stations near the
same line thru MI and QC, rather than CBF-FM flagship in far
Montreal:

CBON-FM-17, 95.1, North Bay ON, 100/100 kW, 145m, news/talk, ``Ici
Radio Canada Premiere``, 1884 km/1171 mi. BTW, the Bay it`s on is not
Georgian, but further inland from smaller Lake Nipissing. 1884 km =
1171 statute miles.

96.5, at 1944, a bit of YL in French, vs the two Okies. Based on later
definite Rouyn-Noranda area log, this fits:

CHOA-FM, 96.5, ROUYN-NORANDA QC CAN, 61.1 kW Horiz only, 204m, French,
Hot Ac, ``Wow 96.5``. 2025 km = 1258 mi from Rouyn;
2025 km = 1259 mi from Noranda

104.3, at 1955-1958, French hard sell adstring, Chevy and Ford car
dealers, $tereo, mentions Rouyn-Noranda twice; 2000 partial ID during
fading claims ``cent mille watts ... Capitale Rock``, 2002 hard rock
music. This is it:

CHGO-FM, 104.3, AMOS/VAL D'OR QC CAN, 94/94 kW, 172.6m, French, Active
Rock, Capitale Rock/Radio X. 2101 km = 1305 mi from Amos, east of
Rouyn-Noranda in SW QC.

104.3, at 2013, two stations, one of them with rock in English. Could
be 96 kW KVGB-FM Great Bend KS, if not one of the Michiganders, 100 KW
religious WVCN in Baraga, in the PTA, U.P. near Houghton, rather than
190! kW classic hits WOMC Detroit.

Many more logs, MI & WI from same opening: see U S A. BTW, I am still
esperando (waiting/hoping for) any Es opening from Mexico this summer.
There have been plenty of sporadic-E openings, but not much above 88
MHz, and if so centered in the wrong spots for me (Glenn Hauser, Enid
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Sporadic-E opening MUFs above 100 MHz to the NE of here bode
well for some FM DX at last, July 20 after 19 UT, so I hasten to start
monitoring mainly on the DX-398 with PL-880 as backup, manipulating
both telescopic antennas only, vs all the QRM from OK and KS, ACI if
not CCI on every frequency. All info from the WTFDA FM database,
except distances city-to-city from distancefromto.net

After three catches in French from Ontario and Quebec, see CANADA, the
rest mostly Michigan:

95.3, at 1917, rock in stereo while I am getting French on 95.1.
Certainly not the usual KOKC talk translator in OKC, unlikely 14 kW
KMGZ Lawton. There are two Kansans not very close: KINZ, Humboldt in
the SE with 24 kW, classic hits; and KWKN, Wakeeney in the NW with 100
kW, unknown format. If Michigan, only two of the ten 95.3 are rock,
and only one, also the most powerful, 17 kW, WWSS, Tuscarora Township,
``The Bear``, but between Flint and Detroit outside PTA.

96.5, at 1919, string of national ads, very choppy fading, sure
thought Es, but finally an Okie ad, so only Tulsa or Elk City.

106.7, at 1923, sports talk in English overriding Spanish KTUZ Okarche
OK, I guess still QRP from 13/13 kW since tower was felled. This could
likely be:

WSRT, 106.7, GAYLORD MI USA, 100/100 kW, 177.0m, ESPN Radio Northern
Michigan. //WSRJ 105.5. 1466 km = 911 mi, north-central L.P.

Less likely a closer spoiler: K294DE, translator of KLKC-1540, PARSONS
KS USA, 250 watts with Fox Sports Radio. Parsons in SE KS.

93.5, at 1930, C&W in $, with CCI; ad for Water Circus at Cadillac; YL
announcer, ID in passing as WTCM; 1936 ad for ``Northbound --- in The
Beautiful Charlevoix``; 1929 partial ID? ##TY?, mentions Traverse
City, repeat Cadillac Water Circus ad. Here it is:

WBCM, 93.5, BOYNE CITY MI USA, 14/14 kW, 283m, ``TODAY'S COUNTRY
MUSIC`` // WTCM 103.5. Boyne City is at the far end of Lake
Charlevoix, inland from Charlevoix on the coast which is N of Traverse
City. Cadillac is considerably S of TC, inland. 1458 km = 906 mi

93.5, at 2000 ID ``Mix 93, WKMJ-FM``, i.e.:
WKMJ-FM, 93.5, HANCOCK MI USA, 25.0/25.0 kW, 84.0m, HOT AC, ``MIX
93.5``. Hancock is in the U.P. By Houghton next to Lake Superior. 1419
km = 881 mi

88.3, at 2003, temp 70, predicted low in mid-50s! {Cool! at 101-degree
Enid now} from ``Smile FM``, briefly overcoming marginal KOSR
Stillwater, Wichita; and Enid`s K202BY is still OFF:

``Adult Hits, CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN. SMILE FM, MICHIGAN'S POSITIVE
HITS`` has FOUR 88.3s in MI, all mono (but I couldn`t tell):

WDTE, GROSSE POINT SHORES MI USA, 0.16 kW H/5.5 kW V, 50.0 m
WSMZ, CRYSTAL VALLEY MI USA, 1.5/1.5 kW, 200.0m
WKPK, MICHIGAMME MI USA, 0.0/15.0 kW, 252m [how is that pronounced?]
WEJC, WHITE STAR MI USA, 0.001/55.0 kW!, 114m

Thru sporadic E, polarization becomes random, so in decreasing power
probability: WEJC, WKPK, WDTE, WSMZ. By decreasing proximity to PTA
(probable target area): Michigamme near Ishpeming on the U.P.; Crystal
Valley near Ludington on the central west coast on Lake MI; White Star
unfound in my atlases, but G.C. Puts it somewhere near Midland/Bay
City. GPS = Detroit. Michigamme: 1388 km = 863 mi; Crystal Valley 1285
km = 799 mi

[Liz Cameron, somewhere in MI, replies on the WOR iog: [White Star, MI
is near Midland. Actually Gladwin County to the north. WEJC is a pest
near Tawas and in the Thumb. 73/Liz``]

93.3, at 2005, weather and ``Today`s Country``; must be overcoming OK
station. Not in MI, but one from WI is only hit on slogan:

WBSZ, 93.3, ASHLAND WI USA, 71/71 kW, 75.0m, ``TODAY’S COUNTRY Z-93``.
Ashland is on the N coast of WI, an inlet from Lake Superior. 1273 km
= 791 mi

87.9, since session began have been checking here and 87.75, but
nothing until 2018, now $ rock music; no local matches found; 2025 kid
voice-over music, ``trust in the lord``. It`s sort of mushy but
centred closer to 87.9 than 87.75 or 88.1.

The closest known Franken-FMs on 87.75 are in Chicago and Cleveland.
No 87.9s anywhere around there in official WTFDA DB. Could be one of
all those pirates Harold Frodge hears around his Midland MI location,
recapped by MARE:

``Following is a compilation of logs appearing in the MARE Tip
Sheets during July 2018-June 2019. Errors & typos in the
Tip Sheets are corrected here where known. Logs listed here are
all from listening posts within 250 miles of the Michigan border.

87.9 Bay City MI LP relay; Hits Radio 99-5 ZPL, KMTI? Xmas
mx,
77 WABC, Shine FM, Oldies 107.3 WRDJ, Hits FM, Hall-
mark Channel, 103-5 KCQ, old WABC spots, 9-70 WFLA
spot; 13 Jul, 14,15,16,17,18 Jun, 19 Feb (HF)
“ Birch Run MI, Birch Run HS, Panther Radio; 80s, 90s &
today,
Panther Radio; 18,23 Jun (HF)
“ Bridgeport MI area LP relay; Shine FM; 00,23 Jun, 14 Jul (HF)
“ Brighton MI LP relay; peaks a few mi. north; 15 Feb (HF)
“ Freeland MI area LP relay; 17,18 Nov (HF)
" Midland MI, NE Midland LP relay; various relays
including
95.1 Shine FM, 107.3 WRDJ, Z-100, The Big JCHW,
The Big HW Golden, 100.7 The Path?, 103.5 WKTU;
13,21 Jul, 15 Sep, 16,17 Jan, 19 Dec, 18 Nov (HF)
“ Midland MI, SE Midland LP relay; Surround Sound EZL
music;
14,15 Feb, 16,18 Apr, 17 Jan (HF)
“ Shiawassee county MI; 102-5 The Bone, Tampa FL; 15 Sep (HF)``

Opening has died down by 2030 UT and I have other tasks, so I quit,
but one sesquihour later, see the Es map still showing 100+ MHz MUFs,
so I resume at 2200-2215, but hear no DX; now, however, what I am
getting on 87.9 matches to local 91.1, Air One KKRD. Maybe I failed to
compare 87.9 to this one earlier. No idea how/why it show up on 87.9;
there is no local leapfrog fulcrum on 89.5. Of course, Air One is
everywhere out of its 92.7 flagship origination KYRA, Thousand Oaks in
California, so 87.9 could still be DX from somewhere (Glenn Hauser,
Enid OK, all July 20, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. HAWAII: 10000, July 21 at 0603, WWVH still announcing that
they will air info for military exercisers, I think she said at :50
past the hours. At this time, WWV is equally strong with short-skip
sporadic E boost (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1991 monitoring: confirmed by Ivo
Ivanov, Bulgaria: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on
6190 CUSB, July 20

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_20.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYaYMbcLt20&feature=youtu.be
0631-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, fair signal``

Noel R. Green also reports: ``Re 0629 UT on 6190 --- this was a really
poor signal here in NW England this morning and very difficult to make
much of it at all. When I tuned in at around 0640, I could hear a
voice that sounded like Glenn's on peaks out of the local noise, but
could copy nothing at all of what was being said. Maybe 9485 will be
better later?``

Confirmed Saturday July 20 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, S7-S( after IS & ID
loop as early as 2058.

Also confirmed UT Sunday July 21 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, good but with
some deep fades.

Also confirmed UT Sunday July 21 at 0359 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, at
the item about YHWH best heard via Prescott and Denver remotes, i.e.
16 minutes into, so must have started quite late around 0343. My
previous check was at 0339 when ham news by YL was still running.
Barely readable vs high summer storm noise level.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, World of Radio #1991 via
Hamburger Lokalradio on July 21:

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/world-of-radio1991-via-hamburger.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aiia3yBuhEQ&feature=youtu.be
1031-1100 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sun, fair signal``

Next:
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 7780
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [NEW]
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1991.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1991.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday
cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Sat July 20 at 2330, WTWW-3 is OFF when `Theater Organ
in the Ozarx` is supposed to appear --- but it`s running OK on $tereo
webcast
http://wtww.us/pages/listen-live/transmitter-2-html-5.php
I *know* I have heard this ep before, with comments about Johnny
Carson, etc., in fact more than once. Are there any new TOITOs?

End at 2402, when I recheck: not only is 5085 absent, but all other
possible WTWW frequencies. Rerecheck about an hour later, now at least
5085 is on with hamstuff (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6115, July 21 at 0000, checking WWCR only whether the third
#1 frequency is also squealing like 15825 and 3215? Yes, it is, as
g.h. Jack van Impe is starting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1934 UT July 21

Glenn Hauser logs July 21-22, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA. 9180, July 22 at 1320, JBA carrier from presumed CNR1 jammer
vs Sound of Hope. E Asian propagation is poor this morning, as I
quickly bandscan WOOB areas up to 16 MHz, and find only these other
JBA carriers, most of which are probably the same source: 10920,
10960, 11120, 11150, 11460; and after 1354, 12870, 12880, 13270,
14700. Only 12870 has traces of talk; and 13270 VOLMET USB but also
carrier from something else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9580, July 22 at 0248, CRI relay in Chinese,
distorted and overmodulated, S9+20. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba. Again, no signal on 9570 from ALBANIA, nor 6020, which are
supposed to run until 0400. Not a propagation problem, since e.g.
Radio República via RMI via Issoudun, FRANCE on 9490 is S9+10/20 over
jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1991 monitoring: confirmed Sunday July 21 at
2130 on WRMI 7780, JBA.

Also confirmed UT Monday July 22 at 0130 on WRMI 9395 good, and 7780,
poor in high noise level.

Also confirmed UT Monday July 22 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, S9 vs storm
noise.

Also confirmed UT Monday July 22 from 0301 on Area 51 webcast, and via
WBCQ 5130.36, S9 vs storm noise peaks S9+10/20

Also confirmed UT Monday July 22 at 0330 on WRMI webcast, but 9955
checked at 0358 is JBA with traces of jamming too. Next:

1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1991.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1991.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, July 22 at 0558, no signal from WTWW-1, altho neighbor
5935 WWCR-2 runs S9+10; nor audible on day frequency 9475 where it
could be stuck. 5085, WTWW-2, however is on with rock music (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1210, July 22 at 0600 UT, ``this is the Ben Miller
show``, atop CCI including something in Spanish. Of course I am
checking for WJNL Michigan cheater. Searching is sparse on that name;
there were some citations 12 years ago but can`t find anything current
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1724 UT July 22

Glenn Hauser logs July 22-23, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA. 11460, 10920, July 23 at 1339, two JBA carriers are the only
likely WOOB CNR1 jammers found between 10 and 15 MHz (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12200, July 23 at 0615, RHC English S9+10 with fades to S7,
second harmonic of 6100 where it`s S9+30/20. The 25mb itself is
virtually dead! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. I get my wish for sporadic-E FM DX from Mexico this summer,
but it`s a very frustrating experience. July 22 at 1755 UT I`m heading
out on errands when routine check of FM band on caradio finds Spanish
on 88.1, so I come back and start tuning on the DX-398 & PL-880.
Signals are marginal, don`t last long, fade down just as something
identifiable might be imminent. And I still have stuff to do, so my
own tuning is sporadic. Closest to a definite catch is 93.1 in
Guadalajara. Opening is a surprise as latest chex of DXmaps did not
show any Es activity south of here at any MUF. But during this opening
I am away from computer so don`t know what maps later show. Usual
situation has been Es across eastern half of USA only in our mornings,
seldom exceeding 88 MHz.

88.1: 1755, Beatles` ``When I`m 64`` but DJ in Spanish, obviously
cannot be either Okie which vie for marginal dominance here. 1757,
just miss ID? when DJ unexpectedly talx over music. 1805, more classic
rock in English sporadically overcoming KWOU/KMSI. 1911, Spanish mix,
``salsa loca``, ``25 pesos`` so it`s definitely not Unitedstatesian;
guardia nacional PSA. 1915 more classic rock in English. 2000, Spanish
talk vs two Okies. Widely separated bits may involve more than one
station.

Of many 88.1s, WTFDA FM Database shows possibilities: XHRED-FM, 88.1,
CD. DE MÉXICO, CDMX, MEX, 95.0/95.0 kW, 561.0m, 19-27-08, 99-22-03,
Spanish, No Program Type or Undefined, 80'S HITS, UNIVERSAL STEREO

And one 88.1 Mexican remarkably in English --- does that mean all
announcing is also in English? XHDZ-FM, 88.1, CÓRDOBA, VER, MEX,
10.0/10.0 kW, -21.75m = below average terrain, 18-54-27, 96-58-27,
English, CLASSIC HITS, HITS 88.1, English! [sic]

92.9: 1756, ad in Spanish overcoming Tulsa; 1907, another fade-in of
Mexmx. There are 19 Mexicans on 92.9 of which about 5 are in the
central PTA, primarily XEQ-FM in Mexico City.

95.5: at 1916, gospel rock in English, ``Holy, holy`` not to original
hymn tune, strong and fading as Es, over Tulsa, then KWEN`s K-95 ID at
1917. Maybe from near Mexico border, or a separate opening? But no
Texans south of Corpus Christi and that station is no fit.

93.1: at 1920, Kubota ad on US281 near Pratt, so only Hutchinson KS;
strong in solid like a local so thought it had to be DX; backscatter?

93.5: at 1933, W&M chat, mention Celaya; 2027, Spanish talk.
No station in Celaya, but one elsewhere in same state Guanajuato:
XHNY-FM, 93.5, IRAPUATO, GTO, MEX, 30.03/30.03 kW, 217.0m.
20-42-11, 101-23-26, Spanish, SPANISH POP, EXA FM

95.1: at 2005, Spanish, over KS/OK, automated timecheck simply ``tres,
cinco`` i.e. in CDT zone too. Ten stations, all but three of which are
in central PTA. Maybe Irapuato XHNH-FM correlating with 93.5.

93.1: at 2010, now really DX, Spanish W&M talk; 2012 ``sin
comerciales, sólo música romántica``. Plug program ``Por amor de
vida`` at 11 de la mañana. Mention ``iHeart Radio`` pronounced in
English, and a jingle for same! Two MexDX stations seem mixing. 2014
talk in Spanish, 2018 ad for Justicia TV; 2019 Guardia de Fuerza?
Nacional PSA from gobierno de México; PSA for Secretaría de Cultura;
plug música sinfónica; 2020, ``93 punto 1``.

A little searching leads right to:
https://amorfm.mx/amor-93-1-guadalajara/
Página oficial de Amor 93.1 Guadalajara | Sólo Música Romántica |
Grupo ACIR - Conectando a Millones.
Amor 93.1 Guadalajara | Amor | Sólo Música Romántica

At first wondered if iHeart plug meant it had to be Unitedstatesian?
NO, last year they made a deal with the Grupo ACIR to handle
streaming, if not axually own Mexistations. iHeart logo also appears
on Amor`s page above. Call-sign IDs are very rare in Mexico. Per WTFDA
FM Database:

XHPI-FM, 93.1, GUADALAJARA, JAL, MEX, 79.8/79.8 kW, only 37.0m high,
20-39-40, 103-23-10, Spanish, ROMANTICA, AMOR. 1827 km = 1135 st mi.

90.7: at 2023 Mexican music in Spanish, 2024 ``del Norte``. Two words
are not much to go on, but surprisingly there is this correlation:

XHPSTZ-FM, 90.7, SOMBRERETE, ZAC, MEX, 6.0/6.0 kw, 174.3m, 23-38-59,
103-36-29, Spanish, REGIONAL MEXICAN, LA BONITA DEL NORTE DE
SOMBRERETE --- North of what? Certainly not in the real norteña area
next to EUA.

91.9: at 2030, Two stations mixing, need side-tuning to 91.95 to avoid
91.7 KOSU, but also avoid 92.1 KAMG-LP Enid still on, dead air.
Spanish music in stereo; 2032 says ``Jalisco vale``, another song;
2038 PSA by ``gobierno del estado de ---¿qué?---``. That would have
nailed it as state-sponsored PSAs surely air only in their own state!
Going on the Jalisco clue (and Guadalajara on 93.1), we find two:

XHESP-FM, 91.9, SAN PEDRO TLAQUEPAQUE, JAL, MEX, 3.0/3.0 kW, 45.3m,
21-41-07, 103-23-24, Spanish, Soft Rock, ROCK & SOUL
AND:
XHVJL-FM, 91.9, PUERTO VALLARTA, JAL, MEX, 50.0/50.0 kW, 3.0m!,
20-39-11, 105-14-05, Spanish, NEWS/TALK/VARIETY, JALISCO RADIO
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1991 monitoring: Confirmed UT Tuesday July 23
at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA in HNL. Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1991.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1991.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15450.5-USB, July 23 at 1333, 2-way in Spanish,
whistling, JBA, INTRUDERS. Wonder if they would have found Voice of
Turkey any problem before 1330? It too is JBA carrier here (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1655 UT July 23

DX Listening Digest 19-29; World of Radio 1991

Glenn Hauser
 

DXLD 19-29 is ready but contents not yet compiled
The usual formal notification will be sent when they have been

http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest..txt
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxldl1929.txt
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

Glenn

Re: DX Listening Digest 19-29; World of Radio 1991

Glenn Hauser
 

Let`s try that again as two of the linx had errors --- at least the last one was OK

good nite!

DXLD 19-29 is ready but contents not yet compiled
The usual formal notification will be sent when they have been

http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1929.txt
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

Glenn

DX Listening Digest 19-29; World of Radio 1991

Glenn Hauser
 

DX Listening Digest 19-29 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1929.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 19-29 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

[this issue has already been notified before Contents were compiled]

CONTENTS:
WOR 1991 / ALASKA / ALGERIA non / ANTARCTICA / ARGENTINA non / AUSTRALIA 4KZ / AUSTRALIA ABCRN / BOUGAINVILLE / BRAZIL / CHINA +non / CONGO / CONGO DR / CUBA +non / DENMARK / EAST TURKISTAN / ECUADOR +non / EL SALVADOR / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / ERITREA +non / ETHIOPIA non / EUROPE Pirates / FALKLAND ISLANDS +non / FINLAND / GERMANY +non / GREECE / GUAM / GUATEMALA / GUINEA / GUYANA / INDIA +non / INTERNATIONAL VACUUM +non Amazon / INTERNATIONAL VACUUM +non StarDate / IRELAND / JAPAN / KIRITIMATI / KOREA NORTH +non / KOREA SOUTH / KUWAIT / KYRGYZSTAN / LIBERIA / MADAGASCAR / MALI / MEXICO +non / NIGERIA +non / NORTH AMERICA YHWH/Pirates / NORWAY / OKLAHOMA WBBZ / OKLAHOMA +non KCLI/KWHN/KLWN/KFSA / OKLAHOMA +non? KUSH/KRVA / OKLAHOMA +non K202BY / OKLAHOMA KMYT-TV / PERU / ROMANIA / RUSSIA +non / SCOTLAND non / SOLOMON ISLANDS / SOUTH AFRICA +non / SOUTH CAROLINA non / SPAIN / SUDAN +non / SUDAN SOUTH non / SURINAME / SWAZILAND / TAIWAN +non / THAILAND / TIBET +non / TURKEY / UKRAINE +non / UAE / UK BBCTV / UK non BBCWS / UK BBC Proms / USA HRU+ / USA KPH/MRHS / USA NMN / USA +non VOA / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR/IRRS/Unique / USA +non WBCQ/WLC / USA WRMI / USA KVOH / USA WWCR / USA WTWW / USA WEWN / USA WJHR / USA WMLK / USA KIMF / USA WABC / USA WBBM / USA WLBE / USA WFDF / USA WWJ / USA KFSA / USA KVSV / USA WJNL / USA WXYT / USA KQQZ/KZQZ/WQQW/KFTK / USA FDOT / USA WXEI-LP / USA WCBE / USA KWOU/KUCO / USA ESPN-D/TUDN / USA WDPN-DT / UZBEKISTAN / VATICAN non / VENEZUELA +non / VIETNAM non / VIETNAM non / ZAMBIA / ZANZIBAR / UNIDENTIFIED 580 / UNIDENTIFIED 6003 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / LANGUAGE LESSONS / MUSEA / CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES / DX-PEDITIONS / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / PROPAGATION

For restrixions and searchable 2019 contents archive see
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html
[also linx to previous years]

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

WORLD OF RADIO 1991 contents: Australia, Azores, China, Congo DR,
Cuba, Denmark, Europe, India, Japan, Korea North and non, Korea South,
Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Madeira, Mali, Malta, México, North America,
Oklahoma and non, Romania, Spain, Sudan South non, Taiwan and non,
Tibet, UK, USA, Vatican non, Vietnam non; and the
propagation outlook.

Completed by 0006 UT Friday July 19 ready for first airings. The
shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [July 20, Aug 3 alt.]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany [not confirmed]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 [confirmed]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315][confirmed 0343-]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany [confirmed]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 7780 [confirmed]
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 [confirmed]
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania [confirmed]
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]

[WOR 1992 should follow the same schedule
from Friday July 26]

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday
cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

For updates see our Anomaly Alert page:
http://www.worldofradio.com/anomaly.html

WORLD OF RADIO PODCASTS:

Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.
http://www.rmrc.de/index.php/rmrc-audio-plattform/podcast/glenn-hauser-wor

Tnx to Keith Weston:
https://blog.keithweston.com/2018/11/22/world-of-radio-podcast/

http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlennHausersWorldOfRadio
tunein:
http://bit.ly/tuneinwor
itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/glenn-hausers-world-of-radio/id1123369861
Google Play Music:
http://bit.ly/worldofradio2

DAY-BY-DAY ARCHIVE OF GLENN HAUSER`S LOG REPORTS:
Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:
http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser

FTIOM & UBMP, July 28-August 3

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, July 28-August 3:
This week, our special guest is Athanai, whose album Regresar was the winner of the Contemporary Song category of Cubadisco 2019. .
The broadcasts take place:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=9400am
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US).
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490)
http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, July 28 and 30, 2019:
Episode 123 brings you some beautiful music from Mali.
The transmissions take place:
1.Sundays 2200-2230 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490)
http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
2. Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am


Glenn Hauser logs July 24-25, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ALBANIA. 9570 & 6020, July 24 at 0003, no signals from CRI relays
to North America. Wolfgang Bueschel assumes Cërrik off for summer
maintenance in the 23-05 UT overnight period, other transmissions also
missing after 23 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, July 25 at 0535, RHC English, S9+20/30 but suptorted,
and also JBA on 2 x 6100 = 12200. 6000 also suptorted and weaker; 6165
weakest but not suptorted? 5040 not suptorted but loud with hum.
Something`s always wrong at RHC.

Feliz 26 de julio! Patria o Suerte, ¡Pensaremos! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, July 25 at 2105, English news from RNZI, S4-S3.
Not often heard here, now propagating as their midwinter lower morning
frequency for two hours from 2059, but should be better on 13840 from
2259. No more 15720 until spring (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, July 25 at 0402, Station YHWH is back, barely
recognizable on peaks, vs cross-mod from huge 7335 & 7435 Radio Martí
signals --- not a usual problem with the R75, but maybe having to run
the noise blanker too causes it. Had been unreported for about a week,
but tnx now due to timely tips on the WOR io group from Walt Salmaniw
and Rick Barton. Still going at 0529 with better signal here (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1991 monitoring: confirmed
Wednesday July 24 from *2100:25 on 9955 as yet again, WRMI cuts on
late with WOR playback already in progress, having started on time.
Such are the risks of being the very first program on a given
transmission. Initially S5-S7 vs HNL, then up to S9 for 100%
readability; power level turned up?

Simultaneously on 7490+v WBCQ? JBA carrier only and don`t get to
computer in time to check webcast before 2129; can only hope that
unlike last week, it`s just me, not mixing with BS.

Also confirmed UT Thursday July 25 at 0100, on WRMI 7780, poor-fair
S9+10 including HNL.

WOR 1992 to be ready by late UT Thursday July 25, for first SW
broadcasts Friday; note that all Unique Radio airings after 0730 are
now on 3210-USB, not 5045-USB, and no longer on Fridays at all:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [Aug 3, 17, alt. weeks]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 7780
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6160.096V, July 24 at 0602, JBA carrier vs S9+20 local line
noise level which is severely impacting my DXing below 8 MHz. New
frequency of WBCQ first reported earlier in the daytime by Chris
Smolinski in Maryland. Allan Weiner had mentioned this plan on
previous AWWW July 20, and was newly registered in HFCC as 50 kW, 24
h, 245 degrees, same power and azimuth as all the other ``classic``
WBCQs. Presumed to be the off-frequency transmitter previously on
9330.1v carrying almost nothing but Brother Scare, but that frequency
open, now standing by for the 500 kW World`s Last Chance nonsense to
resume sometime in August. One might expect the same BS content on
6160, but a twit from AW via Artie Bigley says lots of time is for
sale on it.

I hear the JBA carrier again at 0101 July 25 when I make the above
measurement, tho wobbles slightly. As one might have expected, with
splash from 6165 RHC. If it`s really running all day as well as all
night, should be interesting to compare with 6070-. 1 kW CFRX Toronto
reception in closer environs.

7490.18, July 25 at 0237, music and WBCQ jingle, S9+10/20 vs HNL,
instead of `Hal Turner Show` scheduled 01-03 UT Thursdays. Also
detectable JBA carriers on 5130.38, 6160.1.

BTW, http://wbcq.com/schedule/ doesn`t show 6160 yet but includes 9330
WLC daily at 0400-0400, i.e. forever (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1804 UT July 25

Glenn Hauser logs July 25-26, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** BRAZIL. 9665.11, July 26 at 0114, JBA carrier, and nothing on the
minus side. Presume R. Voz Missionária has now slid up to the plus
side. Nothing much else propagating from ZY-land on 9 or 11 MHz (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1120, July 26 at 0124 UT, Spanish music making
heavy ~5 Hz SAH with sillyballgame in English, i.e. KETU Catoosa vs
KMOX. KETU official sunset in July is 0145 UT (August: 0115), but
supposed to be reduced from 10 to 7 kW during Critical Hours starting
at 2345 UT – that certainly does not help out KMOX here.

KETU pattern has broad major lobe slightly west of south, i.e. right
across Tulsa from the north side, with sharp nulls toward the NW
(Colorado?) and NE (St Louis), but Enid almost to the west is getting
only a fraxion off the shoulder of the lobe. On caradio it`s not
enough to overcome powerline, trafficlight noise except in a few lucky
spots.

Recheck at 1602 UT with no KMOX, ID as ``La Diferente`` and a .9 FM
frequency, presumably the translator listed on 97.9. Later in hour, ad
for Mercado Las Americas, the grocery store which I think is involved
in KETU ownership, licensed to La Zeta 95.7, which is KSEC, 6/6 kW in
Bentonville AR (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 11940, UT Fri July 26 at 0117, S8-S6 of dead air, surely REE
which is supposed to modulate here until 0200 on weekdays, for S
America; while the NAm frequency 9690 is OFF. More problems.

Alan Roe found out from Justin Coe that co-host Alison Hughes has been
on sick leave for months but expected back soon. That explains his
sole hosting of English M/W/F at 2200-2230, and mostly-music content
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Since WWV is in well on 5, 10, 15 and 20 MHz, July 26 at
0121/0132, I check the NRD-545 for zero-beat tuning. It has always
required a correxion factor of about plus 10 Hz, but now I find the
offness is not linear:
5000 = tuned to 4999.99, add 10 Hz
10000 = tuned to 9999.98, add 20 Hz
15000 = tuned to 14999.97, add 30 Hz
20000 = tuned to 19999.95, add 50 Hz
These offsets are not precise since tuning display does not go down to
the 1-Hz level. My more precise .### 3-digit measurements must be made
with the R75 instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1992 contents: Albania, Australia,
Brasil, Canada, China and non, Cuba, Denmark, Guam, Kashmir, Korea
North non, México, North America, Norway, Perú, Philippines, Sikkim,
Spain, Tibet, Ukraine and non, USA, Uzbekistan, Vatican non, khobless
caradios, ton of cement; and the propagation outlooks

SW Broadcasts should be:
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to NNW
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [Aug 3, 17, alt. weeks]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.mp3

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

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15770, July 25 at 1547, WRMI in dead air, or is it JBM?
Maybe a trace; still/again DA at 1837 check instead of SMTV. What a
waste. BTW, I`m baffled why WRMI does not use a single 11 or 13 MHz
band frequency in the summer daytimes, rather 6, 7 or 9 MHz which lose
a lot to absorption and are lucky to be audible at one-hop distance
from Okee (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.2v, UT Fri July 26 at 0110, WBCQ is still on with
Brother Scare, more or less like 7570 & 7730 WRMI. WBCQ sked does not
show anything on 7490 after 0100, and 0000-0100 is an Available Time
Slot. Apparently an ad-hoc extension of TOMBS now that he`s no longer
on 9330v, but for how long?

6159.775, July 26 at 0543, JBA carrier, presumed WBCQ slipped down
from the plus side. Still too much almost-constant line noise of at
least S9 here below 9 MHz, but electric utility OG&E is now working on
locating and fixing it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 760, July 26 at 0549 UT, WJR Detroit with heavy CCI
making a SAH of 56/minute, almost 1 Hz. Normally there is no such QRM
as all the surrounding 760s are either supposed to be daytime-only, or
in the case of San Antonio, with a null toward the north; and unseems
Mexican (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1834 UT July 26

Glenn Hauser logs July 26-27, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ALBANIA. 6020 & 9570, July 27 at 0043 check, both CRI relays to
North America are still OFF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9665.09, July 27 at 0046, Brazuguese, so as I suspected
from previous JBA carrier log, it is indeed Voz Missionária varied up
to the plus side, after a long time well below 9665.0, and found once
even below 9664.0 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11870 & 11890, July 27 at 1428, CRI English relay
on 11880 is now flanked by much weaker spurs of S5-S7 vs S9+20/30 on
11880. First time I have ever noted this, but means by now this has to
be the same transmitter airing RHC Spanish in the tardes centered on
11850 with plus/minus 10 kHz spurs on 11840 and 11860, the latter
obscured by jamming at least until RM close (and in previous seasons
all 10 kHz lower, 11830-11840-11850). Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, July 27 at 1616, RHC Spanish somewhat distorted with
hum; 11760 somewhat distorted and no hum. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 11940, July 27 at 0050, REE is managing to modulate in
Castilian, unlike last time when it was just noise. But also like last
time, the N American frequency 9690 is AWOL. 11940 for S America is
offbeam for us, and we always hear 12030 better, close to directly off
its back toward Mideast, but it is not run this late.

12030, Saturday July 27 at 1429, REE music is JBA, while 9690 is
inaudible, probably still down to North America, altho when active
this early on weekends only, it`s a poor second to 12030 for Mideast
backwards (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1992 monitoring; confirmed first
SWBC, Friday July 26 at 2200 on WRMI 9955 (which is always SSE, not
NNW as I miswrote last time --- altho a lot of us depend on its back
radiation.) Seems like lite Cuban pulse jamming starts up at same
time; tnx a lot! Anyhow, my local line noise level has relented for
the moment, allowing 9955 thru clearly at S9/+10.

Also confirmed UT Sat July 27 after 0130 on WRMI 7780, JBA in HNL.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, confirms: ``GERMANY, World of Radio #1992 via
Hamburger Lokalradio on July 27:

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/world-of-radio1992-via-hamburger.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yGtNk1eWek&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM1FnC2mNCU&feature=youtu.be
0630-0700 on 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, fair``

Not confirmed Sat July 27 at 1130 on WRMI 9955 --- a gospel huxter
instead, as now shown on the skedgrid. All the other WOR airings on
WRMI appear to be intact, including three imaginary ones between 21
and 22 on the no frequencies of System D.

Not confirmed Sat July 27 at 1430-1500 on Hamburger Lookalradio,
7265-CUSB; via UTwente SDR, as usual, not a trace of even a reduced
carrier vs huge splash from 9490 Romania. Next:

2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.mp3

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

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.13v, Friday July 26 at 2358, WBCQ S9+20 including
noise, so hardly readable, 6160 hardly audible as local line noise is
on again; just prior to this week`s live `AAAWWW`. But I do manage to
make some sporadic notes, none from the webcast: 5130 will air a
special on Saturday starting at 4pm ET [20 UT], ``a free radio program
coming out of the West``, but no further details. (Could it be Station
YHWH, which did a special on WBCQ previously?).

Oh oh, he says #2 transmitter on 5130 just shut down. Some fumbling
around as he tries to phone Tom while on the air, then unusually plays
a couple minutes of music from 0009. AW back before 0012 saying with
5130 off, will just be trimulcasting now instead of quadri-, i.e.
still also on 6160, 3265.

A 50 kW transmitter has been testing, retuned to 6160, which he
nicknames ``Sexy 61-60``. Now during a break in the local HNL, I can
also hear him on 6160, but 7490 is better. By 0035, between random HNL
bursts, I find 6160 at S9-S5, and no ACI yet from 6165, as RHC may not
come on until 0100. Now I measure it just a tad below 6160.00. He also
mentions that WBCQ is employing more and more computer control. Then
reads an anti-Moslem dissertation. For a more complete summary, over
to John H. Carver:

``Tonight's show started a bit early again on 7490. First voice over
during the theme music was moon bats. Allan and Angela in the studio
again. Opening talk about all the landscaping Angela is doing around
the station. Phone lines are locked down at the moment. Allan
discloses that 6160 is indeed using the old 9330 transmitter after
some TimTron modifications were added for better fidelity. Allan
announces that the 5130 transmitter has gone down and attempts to
restart it remotely. The attempt fails and he puts some music on and
goes out to the transmitter building to see if he can start it. He
returned after a few minutes and announced that the transmitter has a
grid short and will have to be worked on tomorrow morning. So they are
only transmitting on 3265, 6160 and 7490.

He states that he is very happy in general with the new transmitter
and antenna. Says it will be back on in late August as they continue
tweaking things on it. Says that airtime on 6160 will sell at about
twenty-five dollars an hour with generous discounts for blocks of
time. Wants good pirate shows, good music shows, etc. Reads some old
emails at 0035 of which one sets off some political talk. Reading of
current emails at 0058 and closing prayer at 0102. After the prayer he
announces that there will be a special program on 5130 on Saturday
starting at four Eastern. For tomorrow only the Area 51 service will
move to 6160. No phone calls allowed this evening and Allan ran out of
time before he could give the state of the station address that he
promised at the beginning of the program. Program was off the air at
0106 with no music and directly into Brother Stair. John, Mid-North
Indiana``

6159.976, July 27 at 0504 is its measurement now; wobbles slightly in
real time and probably varies more over a longer period. This is all I
can do with its JBA carrier in HNL, not determine what programming.

Earlier we had this from Larry Will in Maryland:

``Allan tells me that there is a special programming block that will
be on 5130 Saturday from 4pm to 2am US eastern time [20-06 UT]. This
displaces our Area 51 programming.

However, we will be on the new 6160 service instead. This is the
former 9330 transmitter that's been re-tuned for the new frequency.
I've been listening to this new service this week and it is putting
out a great signal, much better than 5130 during the times when Area
51 is on.

On Sunday we'll be back on 5130 but should also have a simulcast on
6160 as well.

Our regular 3265 weekend simulcast will remain in place. If I recall,
this service simulcasts Area 51 all weekend except for Pirate Joe's
talk show on Saturday night.

Allan will be on live tonight at 8 pm eastern time on
3265//5130//6160//7490. Cheers, Lw``

BUT, that arrangement will depend on whether they can get the 5130.4
transmitter working again. Note that this also implies that at 0300v
UT Mondays, WORLD OF RADIO should be on 3264.9 and 6160v, as well as
5130.38v. Can anyone confirm by monitoring? 3265 just doesn`t make it
here, especially in summer noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 15809.958, July 27 at 1502, JBA offset carrier must be
another WTWW-3 test, while neighbor 15825 WWCR is only a trifle
stronger JBA carrier. No sporadic E boost today over their
two-close-for-F2 one-megameter paths! First noted 15810 JBA carrier
via UTwente at 1458 after trying to hear WOR on 9485.

9930, Saturday July 27 at 1610, surprised to find WTWW-2 on here for
the first time in ages; very strong on caradio but no precision
measurement possible. Ted Randall in hamtalk, but his interviewee is
muffled, unreadable as if almost totally off-mike. Maybe was an axual
ham contact not patched in properly for broadcast? 1615 modulation
cuts off and on, while carrier remains steady; 1620 carrier off during
which I check all other possible WTWW frequencies on the DX-398 and
hear nothing. 1622 back on with dead air. 1623 rockmusic and jingle;
Ted asking for reports and music requests; implies a prize for those
citing a specific phrase. Apparently testing with pre-recorded
programming. Still going with rock music, ham ads past 1700; and still
at 1804 check plugging auto-music-request on website for the ``5085``
service --- but it`s 9930 now, geez (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 91.3, July 27 at 1559 UT after financial talk show, ``91.3,
KAXR Arkansas City`` ID. On caradio a few miles north of Enid; I never
hear this in Enid due to ACI from local 91.1. At this location, Enid`s
92.1 dead air and even 91.1 are losing out to CCI. KAXR is 13.5 kW, a
disposable AFR station.

91.5, July 27 before and after 1600 UT, on caradio north of Enid, two
stations combating, gospel music vs talk. Music must be KSNS, Medicine
Lodge KS, 95 kW vertical, 0 kW horizontal, just across the OK
frontier, and somewhat audible in Enid if it get past 91.7 KOSU and
its HD noise; as for the other, of the three 91.5 Okies, none likely
--- too far, too low-powered or both (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2037 UT July 27

Glenn Hauer logs July 27-28, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA. 14850, July 28 at 1329, CNR1 jammer very poor. Bad
propagation from FE today; other JBA carriers or JBA Chinese: at 1335,
11120, 11440; at 1421, 11100, 11440;

and at 1420 on 10410, but this one is a -1390 KCRC local mix with
11800, temporary CRI English mistaken relay frequency via CUBA, q.v.,
confirmed as overload by vanishing when I switch from Preamp2 to 1.
When CRO goes back to 11880, the mix will go back to 10490 where it
``belongs`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11800, July 28 at 1403, CRI English relay is here instead of
11880!! Punch-up error, no doubt. Good modulation for a change, and
S9+20. But this frequency is *not* flanked by plus/minus 10 kHz spurs
like 11880 was; different transmitter, also accounting for the error
by an unfamiliar sloppyrator at a different site? 1405 starts
`Roundtable`. Fortunately, HFCC shows nothing at all supposed to be on
11800 at 1400-1600; nor anything in the Western Hemisphere on 11795 or
11805, only some brief Asians on the adjacents (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, UT Sun July 28 at 0030, honky-tonk music
at S9, surely Wolverine Radio which consistently puts in these bigsigs
for a pirate. 0047 just missed an ID? 0056 definite ID. Many more logs
here between 0028 and 0126:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,56335.0.html
where the keyword in song titles was ``long`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1992 monitoring: confirmed Saturday July 27
at 2107, the 2100 on WRMI 9955, poor S4-S6; so I can`t know if
transmitter was really on by 2100 this time.

NOT confirmed UT Sunday July 28 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, so our only WRMI
broadcast beamed NW across North America is a bust. 5850 is not on the
air at all, nor at earlier check 0052 past 0101, boding ill. So two of
the three Saturday times on WRMI were no-shows.

Confirmed UT Sunday July 28 at 0322 already underway the nominal 0315
on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, going from Brazil to Canada, which is 3
minutes into, so started circa 0319; S9+10 and not too much line noise
level: I then find that it`s worst between 3.0 and 9.5 MHz; also with
some peaks in the MW band such as around 1200. Hope OG&E will be back
on the case Monday.

Also confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: ``GERMANY, World of Radio
#1992 via Hamburger Lokalradio on July 28
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjCxNFUNTc0&feature=youtu.be

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/world-of-radio1992-via-hamburger_28.html
1030-1100 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak/fair``

Next:
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW [6160v, 3265v too? CHECK]
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.mp3

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

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WBCQ special on 5130? Thread about this on the WOR iogroup:

So can anyone hear 5130.38? Is it on the air, and if so with what
``special free radio from the west`` at 20-06 UT? Would not expect it
to be on Area 51 webcast, which this was going to replace today, and
that is playing rock music (Glenn Hauser, 2234 UT Sat July 27, WOR iog
via DXLD)

I quickly checked; it's about an SIO 444 now here in MD with music on
my KiwiSDR:
http://sdr.hfunderpants.com:8073/?f=5130.3amnz10
(Chris Smolinski, Black Cat Systems, Westminster, MD USA,
http://www.blackcatsystems.com 2237 UT, ibid.)

The title comes up on a blank page (Glenn, 2246 UT, ibid.)

Browser issue? (Chris, 2248 UT, ibid.)

I guess so - that was on Firefox. Now getting it on Edge. Could not
understand an ID at 2252, then tribute to Wolfman Jack. I suspect it
is not YHWH (Glenn, 2253 UT, ibid.)

Checked 5130 a couple times 2100 and 2200 UT; pop and rock music mix
with good signal in Montreal (Gilles Letourneau, 2253 UT, ibid.)

I`ve continued listening with one ear [only via Chris` SDR]. Oldies,
with some modulation dead air breaks. IDs something like ``Campus
Radio Summer Camp``, with seemingly legit callsign IDs for three?
Indiana stations, one of them an -LP, in Bloomington; and for WBCQ
5130. Asking for calls from SWLs to 812 369 5839. Announcement breaks
circa 2304 and 2331. And other times in between, seems like live DJs
(Glenn, 2338 UT, ibid.)

This appears to be the source, higher fi and without the dropouts:
https://wiux.org/listen/991fm/
(Glenn, 0011 UT, ibid.)

Hi Glenn, Yep, I also hear WBCQ transmitting on 5130 kHz. Report is as
follows: 0105 UT -- English- Program: Music Request Show. SINPO 45334.
There is quite a bit of flutter. So, they must have managed to get it
to return to the air. 73 de (Chuck W3ON Gessner, 0112 UT, ibid.)

With GPS-sync active on my KiwiSDR, I make it 5130.317 kHz at 0135 UT
July 28. Classic rock. S9+20. Relatively good modulation with some
distortion, and some thunderstorm QRN (Jim Barrett, Elmira, NY, 0157
UT, ibid.)

Area 51 on 6160 [instead] --- Tuned in at 2245 to get my equipment
adjusted. Was mostly noise till 0003 [July 28]. Signal started to come
up and wasn't terrible. Marred by two long, noisy hets. At 0101 the
audio disappeared completely and could only hear RHC [6165]. Had to
shut off the SYNC function and go to a narrower filter to get correct
audio back. Could still hear the audio from Cuba underneath things but
could copy Area 51 (John Carver, Mid-North Indiana, 0207 UT, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

Canned IDs every half hour or so, so swift that it was hard to copy
call letters. At first I thought one of them was WIUS, but that`s in
IL, and WIUX-LP correlates with Bloomington IN, as well as music
audio seemingly matching but far out of synch with WBCQ via MD SDR ---
in fact, WIUX itself about 32 seconds behind WBCQ as received here at
0014 July 28. One of the other Indiana calls sounded like WWHH, but
that`s not right for any legal station. Did anyone copy them all for
sure?

At 0024 UT July 28, I`m finally trying to hear it on my own receiver,
VP S8 on 5130.32; programming on 7490+ and 6160 all sound different at
0028. At 0047, 6160 is S9+10 vs local high line noise level.

Remember that Larry Will expected his Area 51 to be on three WBCQ
frequencies Sunday evening/UT Monday: 6160, 5130 and 3265. Please
confirm whether this applies to WORLD OF RADIO at 0300v, not just
5130+ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, July 27 at 2101, WTWW-2 is OFF, after having been ON
during midday as in previous report, testing? Nor is there any signal
audible on 15810-, WTWW-3, which was on earlier that morning.

5085 (nor 9930) is still not on at 2336 nor by 0000 UT July 28, no
`Theatre Organ in the Ozarx` to be heard, but probably would be a
repeat, and probably on webcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 1660, July 28 at 0305 UT, Waco ad making fast SAH with the
other 1660 around here, Kansas City; then Waco rejoins a Rangers game,
presumably silly baseball from Texas vs another game on KWOD. The two
are mutually nullable as usual. Checking only because MWCircle had
this item via editor Steve Whitt on July 26:

USA ESPN KRZI 1660 off air

https://awfulannouncing.com/espn/espn-central-texas-radio-station-vandalized-damage-knocks-station-off-air.html
tho it`s not clear in this brief item what the vandalism was and
replies from the P.D. indicate it was back on by the next day (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. RADIO FREE AMERICA
The greatest radio shows in America, on your schedule
https://www.radiofreeamerica.com/

Here`s their long station list:
https://www.radiofreeamerica.com/stations
it`s in alfabetical order by city, so you may want to do a search on
call letters instead.

Strangely? enough, not a single OK station, nearest being the one from
KS, HPPR (High Plains Public Radio out of Garden City).

I first heard about this from plugs on one of my favorite webcasting
stations, KSFR in Santa Fe. RFA mainly allows access to music shows on
demand for two weeks, but also linx to them when they are live.

This includes many of the best, or most diverse, public, university
and community radio stations. Some of them used to be on my Monitoring
Reminders Calendar, which I had to suspend as just too much work to
maintain. Recommended to explore RFA if you have time to listen to so
much good stuff (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1951 UT July 28

Glenn Hauser logs July 28-29, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** BOTSWANA. 7270, July 29 at 0450, tonal African language, S9/+10
with deep fades, what? Aoki/NDXC shows 04-05 M-F, VOA in Shona for
Zimbabwe. EiBi shows Zimbabwean languages; WRTH shows it`s the Studio
7 service which could also be in English or Ndebele. This is the only
significant broadcast signal now within the traditional 41m band.
Altho legal within Region 1, American hams might prefer VOA avoid it.
India and China also listed on 7270 parts of this hour (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOTSWANA. 5925, July 29 at 0454, VOA English with a correspondent
in Nigeria, good S9+10/20 with deep fading, off at 0500. Scheduled
0300-0500 daily (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer bandscan, July 29 starting at 1327 from 15 MHz
downward:

14430, JBA Chinese
13160, CNR1, S6-S9 and choppy
12870, CNR1, S5-S7
12820, CNR1, S5-S7
12550, CNR1, S6-S8
11540, CNR1 mixed with other music from target
11460, CNR1, S3-S6
11440, CNR1, S5-S8
11120, CNR1, S1-S2
11100, CNR1, S1-S3
10960, JBA carrier

No more WOOB found down to 9 MHz. JBA carrier on 10370 is instead
local overload mix of 11760 RHC minus 1390 KCRC with audio from both
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, July 29 at 1419, CRI Plus relay in English back on
proper frequency after stray to 11800 yesterday; now it`s just barely
modulated, e.g. compared to RHC itself on 11760. Mod level jumps up at
1431 for canned boilerplate about Roundtable; I would not have blamed
the studio for mod problems. No plus/minus 10 kHz spurs from 11880
audible now. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1640, July 29 at 1320 UT and still at 1649, dead air
except for some hum from local KZLS Enid. Is no one paying attention
at Chisholm Trail Broadcasting? No storms around here to blame (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1992 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
July 28 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, JBA as usual daytimes on this band.

Also confirmed UT Monday July 29 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S9+10 and local
line noise is off; also on WRMI 9395 VG S9+20.

Also confirmed UT Monday July 29 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, JBA vs storm
noise from TX panhandle, Wichita areas.

Also confirmed UT Monday July 29 at 0300 sharp on Area 51 webcast; at
0326 check also on WBCQ 5130.35v, and audible on WBCQ 6159.9v, but
can`t tell whether also on 3264.9 JBA carrier. John Carver could tell
in mid-north Indiana: ``Glenn. 3265 is not carrying Area 51
programming tonight. However WOR is on both 5130 and 6160. John``. and
Richard Langley, NB, says 3265 was carrying Pirate Joe`s WHVW
programming when he checked at 0155. For me it was a JBA 3264.9
carrier at 0132. When I checked 6160- earlier at 0046, I could tell it
was JL as well as on Area 51, 5130+. Area 61??

(My local high line noise problem of S9+ between 3.0 and 9.5 MHz has
gone away as of UT Monday July 29 --- unlikely due to any OG&E repair
over the weekend, so apprehensive it may cut on again at any time. If
not, but still pending, will difficultize OG&E finding the source.)

WOR 1992 also confirmed UT Monday July 29 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, VG
S9+20 this time and no jamming audible; WOR started immediately after
music fill. Next:

1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1992.mp3

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

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (7490), July 28 at 2301 listening to WBCQ webcast for `Le
Show` of Harry Shearer, instead hear frequent drops in modulation, BCQ
IDs inserted, dead air, resume Le Show, etc., etc. Still drops off at
2321, webcast also buffering. I assume the same problems appeared on
the SW transmission.

7490+ itself at 0132 check, I notice that TOMBS is on again tho sked
shows nothing between 01 and 03 UT Mondays after `Encore`, part of
which I enjoyed hearing on mono webcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6159.916, July 29 at 0457, this WBCQ is still on with algo,
S8-S9 but suffering from 6165 RHC music splash; while 5130+ is off by
now after Area 51 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re WRMI 5850 missing during WORLD OF RADIO, July 28 at 0130,
Bob Biermann explains on the WOR iog in a different response to Walt
Salmaniw noting that 5850 has also been missing at least four times
this year when he has tried to record SW Radiogram at 0800 Sundays:

``Just a couple of notes about the Radiogram. First, as someone
remarked, they would expect "better service" if they were paying for
the program. WRMI airs the RadioGram at NO CHARGE. In addition, the
transmission line for the transmitter on 5850 was damaged by a storm
over the weekend and was only fixed on Sunday morning when there was
daylight. The RadioGram also airs at the same time on 7730.

Operating any Shortwave station is very difficult these days. The
"supply" of technical people that can work on this equipment is
shrinking at an alarming pace. In just a handful of years, it will be
critical for most SW stations around the world. Many senior
engineering staff is at or over retirement age or closing in fast.
Younger people show no interest, and why should they? Today they can
make as much working in IT than in broadcasting. Now, this is simply
my personal opinion and does not represent any station. Personally, I
see a tremendous amount of undue criticism on how many of the SW
stations are run. Some people seem to be experts who have never
operated such a facility. It's not for the faint of heart. The term
"armchair quarterback" comes to mind. Unless you are active in the
business you can't comprehend the challenges you face on a daily
basis. Tube replacement costs are skyrocketing, and certain parts
(like qualified engineers) are often in short supply.

As far as computer glitches, the automation software is highly
reliable, and the computer systems are on massive battery backup. The
program needs to be uploaded to us. If the program is there, it will
air. One of the issues at WRMI is the fact of no decent or reliable
Internet Service providers that can reach or serve us. It is worse
than third world. We are miles from civilization, and I mean miles.
There is no cable or Fiber within 8 miles, just some poorly maintained
copper wire pairs from CenturyLink. We have an over the air backup,
but it's a multi mile hop, subject to frequent problems we can't
control. Many programmers want to stream, but bandwidth is scarce.
Satellite "may" be an option in the future, but there are severe data
limitations making it a poor option at present, and in Florida, rain
fade issues.``

I was surprised at WRMI`s poor internet service, as its streaming of
9955 programming is pretty reliable, and I seldom have any problems
uploading 10+ MB WOR files via ftp to four different Systems taking a
minute or two each (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, July 29 at 0455, WTWW-1 is off, nor audible on day
frequency 9475. 5085, WTWW-2 however is on with rock music,
accompanied as always by the weak spurs about 5072.1 and 5097.9.
Unfortunately did not have a chance to check for similar spurs when
9930 was rarely activated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1700 UT July 29

DX Listening Digest 19-20; World of Radio 1992

Glenn Hauser
 

DX Listening Digest 19-30 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1930.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 19-30 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1992 / AFGHANISTAN / ALBANIA / ARGENTINA non / AUSTRALIA +non Unique / AUSTRALIA +non Vision Australia / AUSTRALIA +non VLQ / BANGLADESH / BENIN / BHUTAN / BOLIVIA / BRAZIL / CANADA CBON-FM-17/CHOA-FM/CHGO-FM / CANADA Real Peoples Radio / CHAD non / CHINA +non / CONGO DR / CUBA +non / CYPRUS / DENMARK / DIEGO GARCIA / ECUADOR non / EGYPT / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / ERITREA non / ETHIOPIA non / GERMANY +non / GERMANY EAST / GREECE / GUAM / GUATEMALA +non / HONDURAS / INDIA / IRAN / IRELAND non / ITALY non / JORDAN / KASHMIR / KOREA NORTH +non / KOREA SOUTH / KUWAIT / KYRGYZSTAN / LAOS non / MALAYSIA / MEXICO / MOLDOVA / NEW ZEALAND / NIGERIA / NORTH AMERICA YHWH / NORWAY / OKLAHOMA +non Rother / PERU / PHILIPPINES / ROMANIA / RUSSIA / SAUDI ARABIA / SIKKIM / SOLOMON ISLANDS / SOUTH AFRICA / SPAIN / TAJIKISTAN / TIBET +non / TURKEY / UKRAINE +non / UK Caroline / UK Baldock / UK non BBCWS / UK USAGM / USA non USAGM / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR/Unique/IRRS / USA +non WBCQ+ / USA +non WRMI+ / USA WWCR / USA WTWW / USA WZGV+ / USA WBBM / USA WJNL / USA KIKO/KBSZ+ / USA WSRT/WBCM/WKMJ/Smile FM/WBSZ++ / USA Oasis/KWIR / USA FCC/Pirates / VATICAN +non / UNIDENTIFIED 1210 / UNIDENTIFIED 1670 / UNIDENTIFIED 2750 / UNIDENTIFIED 5840 / UNIDENTIFIED 6000 / UNIDENTIFIED 15450 / TESTIMONIALS / LANGUAGE LESSONS / MUSEA / WORLD OF HOROLOGY / DX-PEDITIONS / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / PROPAGATION / TIPS FOR RATIONAL LIVING

For restrixions and searchable 2019 contents archive see
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html
[also linx to previous years]

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

WORLD OF RADIO 1992 contents: Albania, Australia, Brasil, Canada,
China and non, Cuba, Denmark, Guam, Kashmir, Korea North non, México,
North America, Norway, Perú, Philippines, Sikkim, Spain, Tibet,
Ukraine and non, USA, Uzbekistan, Vatican non, knobless caradios, ton
of cement; and the propagation outlooks

SW Broadcasts starting July 26:
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE [confirmed]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE [confirmed]
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW [confirmed]
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [Aug 3, 17, alt. weeks]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE [canceled!]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW [not confirmed]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE [confirmed]
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW [not on air due to feedline damage]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND [confirmed]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW [confirmed]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE [confirmed]
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE [confirmed]
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE [confirmed]
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW [confirmed; also 6160v!]
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE [confirmed]
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE [confirmed]
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday
cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

For updates see our Anomaly Alert page:
http://www.worldofradio.com/anomaly.html

WORLD OF RADIO PODCASTS:

Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.
http://www.rmrc.de/index.php/rmrc-audio-plattform/podcast/glenn-hauser-wor

Tnx to Keith Weston:
https://blog.keithweston.com/2018/11/22/world-of-radio-podcast/

http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlennHausersWorldOfRadio
tunein:
http://bit.ly/tuneinwor
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Google Play Music:
http://bit.ly/worldofradio2

DAY-BY-DAY ARCHIVE OF GLENN HAUSER`S LOG REPORTS:
Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:
http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser