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Glenn Hauser logs October 18-19, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 6040, Oct 18 at 1316, Shiokaze from JAPAN in
Korean talk by woman; over JBA tone pulse jamming, and // 5935 with no
jamming audible. Unlike Ron Howard I seldom can hear any jamming on
these (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6045, Oct 18 at 1308, songs and Korean talk.
This is listed everywhere (well, Aoki and EiBi, but missing from HFCC)
as National Unity Radio, via Tajikistan at 1200-1458, but this signal
is very much like the east Asian ones peaking now just after sunrise,
including adjacent 6040 from Japan to Korea North; not what I would
expect from faraway and near-transpolar Dushanbe. Would someone please
perform a TDOA on 6045 to pinpoint whence it axually emanate? Aha,
WRTH 2019 info now a year old, says site was tsh = Tamshui, TAIWAN,
which makes a lot more sense propagationally and nearly! (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 6000, Oct 18 at 1312, RHC with CCI, presumably Echo of
Hope and North Korean jamming, as Ron Howard has reported VOH on 6000
ex-5990 and ex-5995; and Aoki Oct 17 issue also has them both on 6000
only; but, tomorrow?

I take the opportunity Oct 18 at 1317 for a quick survey of the other
VOH/VOP frequencies which have been jumping around. Some are just
carriers, others including noise jamming: 3485, 3915, 3930, 3985,
4450, 6250, 6520, 6605, 9100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Oct 18 at 1807 UT, KOKB Blackwell is off again.
What is going on with this station? When on it sounds fine with no
technical problems (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 13650, Oct 18 at 2049, RRI in English is on at S6-S8, news
about the EU, Romania has the highest inflation rate. Still no signal
from the other 2030 Tsiganeshti frequency for us, 11850. Also listed
for Europe on Galbeni 6170 and 7315-DRM, not much use here if they be
on. Per HFCC B-19, in 9 days this jumps an hour later to 2130, even
tho we are stuck with DST for another week; and jumps way down to 6170
and 7310 for us, 6030 and 7375 for Europe. But which frequencies will
be missing then? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 11670, Oct 19 at 2048, REE finally active again on fourth
frequency, the one to Africa so better here on all the others: 12030,
11940, 9690. 11670 also noticed yesterday but before that had been
absent for weeks (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2004 monitoring: confirmed first SWBC, Friday
October 18 at 2200 on WRMI, 9955, fair.

Also confirmed UT Saturday October 19 on WRMI 5850, VG S9+20; 7780
JBA; 5010 S9-S8, poor in noise. Next:

0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [alt weeks, Oct. 26]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
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; 6160v?
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 to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 9330.00, Oct 18 at 2041, WBCQ-6 is on again, S9+20 with WLC
M&M chat about their peculiar religion. At that strength it would seem
to be aimed thisaway rather than thataway as presumably scheduled for
the first few hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490+, UT Sat Oct 19 at 0000, previous program cut to WBCQ
ID and a minute of dead air before 0001 AAAWWW theme WTO starts. Not
much politix this time, mostly AW reveling about what a lucky guy he
is to have such a beautiful wife, and how she runs around in a string
bikini, since it`s so hot in FL unlike ME, provoking envy in some of
the usual callers.

Says the super-station has been testing since last Saturday on 9330
only, starting at 3:30 pm [ET = 1930 UT] until about 10 pm [0200 UT];
until 6 pm [22 UT] to Arabic-speaking countries [but in English!],
then back toward North America. Full bore 500 kW with gain amounting
to 20 megawatts.

Someone wanted AAAWWW to be on the S-S, but he`s noncommittal; maybe
later, but now WLC is entitled to all the airtime. Lots of time
reading P-mail reception reports and apologizing for late replies, and
then some e-mail. Canned AW ID interrupts live AW at 0100 for Hal
Turner to start on time. John Carver`s report from mid-North Indiana:

``Very sorry, Glenn. Can't copy 7490 this evening and have checked the
other frequencies and can't find it anywhere else. John``

O, before 2400 I checked all the frequencies: 9330 vamp music and
restarted WLC; 5130 weak and presumably with anothershow as usual;
6160 no signal; 3265- maybe a JBA carrier; but 7490+ sufficient here,
altho I then switched to webcast since I`m at the computer (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 620, Oct 18 at 1235 UT, signal from SSE in Spanish. Must be
KEXB Dallas, which some months ago became split-personality, Spanish
religion overnight, still businews in English overdays. Now Spanish
has expanded, overtaken? Checked again at 1812 UT, still Spanish as
Radio Luz, all-talk sounding like infomercial with religious
overtones, a (972) area code and then a different one. Break at 1900
UT for legal ID in English as KTNO, Plano, a Salem station. That has
been the one on 1440! So they must have flipped. And into outright
preaching.

FCC AM Query confirms that only yesterday, Oct 17, did the 1440
station change calls from KTNO to KEXB. (Before 3/15/1994 it was
originally KDNT --- I remember, that was in Denton, another town too
close to The Metroplex to be able to hold on to its local radio
station succumbing to giant sucking --- like Wichita Falls which lost
at least two including the original 620, KWFT).

KEXB 1440 is licensed to Inspiration Media of Texas LLC, University
Park. 620, KTNO licensee is named merely Inspiration. Nothing in FCC
about either pertaining to Salem as I heard announced on 620.

Radio-locator.com is confused about which be which:

``KEXB-AM 1440 kHz
University Park, Texas
"Experts In Business"
Station Format: Business News``

Website:
https://620amkexb.com/

But that site now displays:

``620 KEXB Business Talk is no longer available. Thanks for listening
to the station over the past 8 years. Please check out one of the
other Salem Media Group radio stations in Dallas-Fort Worth.
(KLTY) 94.9 KLTY https://klty.com
(KSKY) 660am The Answer https://660amtheanswer.com
(KWRD) The Word 100.7FM https://thewordfm.com
(KTNO) 620AM Radio Luz https://luzdallas.com
(KLTY-HD2) 94.9-HD2/102.5 El Pez https://elpezdfw.com``

That last one is also sloganned ``Inspirando Tu Vida`` -- El Pez
refers to the Christian idea that it`s somehow related to the Greek
word for fish, ichthos -- a back-formation acronym translated as
``Jesus Christ, Son of God``. Thus the fish symbol on rearends of
cars, people, and elsewhere. Note: in Spanish once a fish be caught,
it becomes a pescado, i.e. ``fished``. So I guess Christian converts
are also pescados; hopefully without too much injury to their lips.
Note one is spelt with a z, the other with an s. Roughly 50% of fish
are female, so why isn`t there a feminine equivalent of el pez? La pez
is a chemical term meaning pitch. But I digress?

This is probably not new, but on the caradio I notice that 620 is
stronger/louder than 570 KLIF Dallas. Both 5 kW, so if everything else
were equal, KLIF should be slightly stronger on a lower frequency, or
essentially the same. KLIF also has constant daytime CCI here from
understation WNAX Yankton, the only such SD, while 620 has none. The
620 daytime pattern FCC pdf is still labeled KEXB! It`s broad and
flattened from WSW to NNE. KLIF daytime is almost circular but offset
from center favoring the south side.

At 2058 UT on two radios, I confirm that 1440 is not // 620, but can`t
tell yet what format is now thereupon. The former home of Radio Luz,
at U4 50000/350 watts, 1440 ought still to be useful for something in
the daytime. Hey, there can never be enough Vietnamese in DFW.

1440, Oct 18 at 2343 UT now that SSS skip is in, we have the interim
answer: indecision. YL loop running over and over which I transcribe:

``This is KEXB, University Park, 1440-AM, Experts in Business. Radio
Luz Dallas se ha mudado de la 1440-AM a su nueva casa, la 620-AM ---
misma programación, mejor cobertura, más alcance. Radio Luz Dallas,
iluminando mente y corazón``. And I go to the trouble to record it for
posterity:
https://www.w4uvh.net/KEXB_1440_loop_2019_1018_2349z.mp3

Official Oct SS/SR for KEXB and KTNO are 0000/1230 UT, so at 2349,
1440 still legally on 50 kW day power, before cut to only 350 watts
night (Nov: 2330-1300 UT) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 780, Oct 18 at 1240 UT, with nearby KSPI nulled, a station
giving school lunch menus and activities for today in Madison --- not
WI, but the next town south of Norfolk NE, and soon a WJAG ID rather
than WBBM. Cannot imagine bigcity BBM ever doing that (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1190, Oct 18 at 0543 UT, brief bit of Navajo-like chanting,
looping NW/SE, then maybe more conventional music. No Native stations
known per se, as I assume this is the eclectic student station, KVCU
Boulder CO, U1 6800/110/CH5000 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 1190, Oct 18 at 0543 UT, as I am DFing the chanting from the
NW, I encounter a much stronger signal from the NE. Normally would
expect KDMR Kansas City, U2 5000/500, yet often dominant at night. But
that`s EWTN and what I am hearing is far too extreme for RCC
commentary --- racist anti-NAACP rant employing the N-word with no
bleeping but reverb for emphasis; also refers to St. Clair County and
St. Louis. Therefore, this is KQQZ, CoL Fairview Heights IL, address
in Belleville, but just across from MO, U4 10000/650/psra 138, ``1190
The Patriot`` per NRC AM Log.

KQQZ and three other stations in the group are in big trouble, because
the owner Robert Romanik is a convicted felon, ineligible to own
stations. A.k.a. ``The Grim Reaper``, I think this must be himself
still on the air. Haven`t heard anything lately, but see
https://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1929.txt
for a bunch of media reports about this as of June, when the stations
were headed toward an FCC license revocation hearing. How did that
go?

If Bob lose his own outlets, there`s always on SW ``the last
free-speech radio station``, which has already welcomed some felons
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Oct 18 at 1244, I`m
on 1566 from the NW to observe a signal drop when HLAZ used to change
beams from thisaway to thataway, but it seems about the same with a
little fading --- o, I must have misremembered, as WRTH shows the
switch from Japanese to Chinese is at 1345, not 1245. For that we`ll
have to wait for later sunrise here, close to 1345 around Epiphany.

Others now: 1098-W, 1026-WSW, 972-NW, 882, 828-NW, 774-NW, 747-NW,
693-NW, 594-NW until 1252 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1161.0, Oct 18 at 0536 UT, carrier very close to a TA
frequency making het against KSL, but looping approx. 005/185 degrees
on the DX-398 --- yet, no such signal to be heard on the R75: so it
must be a local artifact (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1180, Oct 18 at 1256 UT, from NW/SE, string of legal
ads, PSAs, one mentions Houston, but these may be national, as soon
back to wrapup of `America`s First News`, but fadeout during 1300 ID!
So is it KGOL Humble TX (Houston market)? That`s supposed to be La
Suavecita, in Spanish, ex-ESPN-D. Or has it flipped again? Only other
fit on this axis is KOFI Kalispell MT, which is news/talk, but no
complete program schedule on website! Then I check the affiliate list
for `America`s First News` and find no 1180 in TX or MT. I still
suspect it`s KOFI, where Oct sunrise is not until 1400 UT (November:
1445 UT), U2 50/10 kW. Night pattern is basically N/S with a deep
notch toward Rochester, so there is some signal here to the SE (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0250 UT October 19

Glenn Hauser logs October 13-16-17-18, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA. 15476-, Oct 17 at 1406, JBA carrier so LRA36 is again
active this Thursday morning.

Received Oct 17 from Rayén Braun of RAE`s German service, details of
LRA36`s 40th-anniversary special on Sunday October 20, too late to
include in WOR 2004. I translate:

Starts at 1200 with special program in Spanish, and then segments in
other languages produced in Bs As by RAE: 1315 English, 1325
Portuguese, 1335 German, 1350 Chinese, 1400 Italian, 1415 Japanese,
1430 French, 1440-1500* DX news special in Spanish.

Later on Oct 20 there will be 2-hour repeats at 1800-2000 & 2300-0100
into UT Oct 21. In between at 2000-2300, music announced in Spanish.

Reception reports are confirmed with a digital commemorative
certificate and should be sent to lra36@...
``Viel Glück! 73 + 55 Rayén`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140 & 11760, Oct 16 at 1812, both of the only RHC
frequencies supposed to be on at this hour, are missing. Power outage?
Not enough to turn off the HM01 spy transmitter on 11635! Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13767, 13834, 13633, 13567 approx. and a trace on 13900, Oct
17 at 1411, RHC-FM spurs from 13700-AM are back today with F# tone.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, Oct 17 at 1415, CRI Plus relay in English is S9+30 but
severely suptorted; wiggle that patchcord. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040+, Oct 18 at 0118, this RHC continues off-frequency
another night and barely modulated in Spanish. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Oct 18 at 0120, RHC is S9 to S9+10, but JBM; I have to
strain to be sure it`s in English. 6165 is even worse at S9-S6, the
only two English frequencies during prime time. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1090, Oct 17 at 0603, that mattress infomercial in Spanish
again plugging how wonderful it is for your spine, etc., maybe runs
every night at this time for those who can`t sleep; from the south, so
likely XEAU Monterrey; bothered by 1089 TA het, but 1090 KAAY pretty
much nulled. I really need to tune in a bit earlier for an ID (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2004, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6900-USB, Oct 17 at 2307, big S9+10 pirate signal
way better than a lot of licensed broadcasters, with ``OK, buddy,
start playing it`` at least thrice, hard rock, rap; 2312, ``happily
splendor, *u*k*n* in heaven`` or something like that uttered over and
over past 2316 mixed with music and another voice-over ID of three
letters, hard to make out, BNI? DMR? No, must have been CNR as among
the many reports here of: Clever Name Radio
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,59231.0.html
2337 recheck, ``Like a Rolling Stone`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Oct 17 at 1830 UT, KOKB Blackwell is on the air
again after another absence, sports talk (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 4775-, Oct 17 at 2319, two JBA carriers slightly on the minus
side, vs CODAR, the usual situation here between R. Tarma and Brasil`s
R. Congonhas. Nor around 0130 Oct 18. I`m afraid the new 2 kW
transmitter Tarma is supposed to start testing today has been of no
help. Viz.:

``AN INTERESTING ITEM I GOT INFORMATION FROM CESAR DIOSES LIVING IN
CIUDAD TRUJILLO IN PERU HERE THE TEXT YOU MAY UTILIZE IN YOUR
PROGRAMS: (1) Playdx Dario Monferini Source:
https://playdxblog.blogspot.com/

Noticia desde nuestro amigo y colaborador Cesar Dioses desde Ciudad
Trujillo de Perù. Radio Tarma Internacional estarà probando su nuevo
transmisor de 2 kW en onda corta por los 4775 kHz banda de 60 metros.
Habrà una QSL especial para todos aquellos que envìen informes de
recepcìon con clips de audio por email :
gerenciageneral@... Las transmisiones empezaràn el dia
jueves 17 octubre a las 21:00 hasta las 02:00 UTC.``

I suppose they will continue following days? Per WRTH, OCX4E old
transmitter was only 500 watts; check *1000 except Sundays *1100
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2004, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, Oct 17 at 2219, VOT English arrives only F-P. On Oct
27 makes the usual B-season shift to an hour later from 2300 UT, and
two bands lower to 5960 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2003 monitoring: confirmed
Wednesday October 16 starting at 2100:21 on WBCQ 7490.08; running 21
seconds late but no problem since nothing is cut off, including WOR
finishing complete just after 2129.

Also confirmed UT Thursday Oct 17 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair; I`m not
upcut, but spurious second ID by Bob Zanotti just before WOR gets to
say only his name after another full ID before him by Bob Biermann.

WORLD OF RADIO 2004 contents: Antarctica, Australia, Bahrain, Canada,
Cuba, Germany, India, Isle of Man and non, Japan, Korea South, Kuwait,
México, Nigeria non, Perú, Sudan non*, Sudan South non*, Suriname,
Sweden, Thailand*, Turkey*, USA*; language lessons; propagation
outlook; *B-19 schedules

WOR 2004 is available as of 0001 UT Friday October 18
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2004.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2004.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [alt weeks, Oct. 26]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
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; 6160v?
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 to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 9330.00, Oct 16 at 2013, WBCQ-6 is on again with tests
becoming regular, S9 to only S6, so at first on the 60 degree beam
away from here, two WLC guys conversing; 2058 vamp IS; not checked
again until 0030 Oct 17, still in English but VP S5-S6 (compared to
9265 WINB JBA carrier, but the three WRMIs 9395, 9455 and 9955 are all
VG now, tho subject to blackouts later).

9330.00, Oct 17 at 2220, WBCQ-6 is on again at S9+30/40, so obviously
beaming this way with 22db gain of 500 kW; the two WLC guys are pissed
that the rest of us are observing the ``Papal calendar`` which
leads to false worship days and drinking of wine --- Sunday? Saturday?
Friday? He must be one hell of a nit-picker! I assume they are partial
to Saturday Sabbaths, as deviant 7DAs. I`d love to know what the AWR
people think of WLC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Oct 17 at 1402, WJHR gospel huxter referencing
Deuteronomy, just after nominal sign-on; seldom audible, so is there
sporadic E around? Yes, the WWCRs are way boosted to S9+10 on 15825
and 13845; checked DX Map at 1450 to find 31 MHz MUF roughly halfway
to Milton, and there continued to be lots of off-season Es over the
USA, but not exceeding 88 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. [Correxion: time and date omitted originally: from 0123
UT Oct 13:] Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, a good idea as Jim
Renfrew, NY has been reporting lots of stuff now and recently: this on
the handheld DX-398 to be sure they DF approx. NE if not SW, but
facing lots of splatter from those pesky North Americans on even
frequencies:

612, 621, 693, 774, 783, 837, 855, 882, 936(2), 999, 1017, 1053, 1062,
1089, 1125, 1179, 1215, 1296(2), 1305, 1413, 1422, 1503, 1512.

(I also have off-frequency-minus hets below 774 and 1548, but as
previously divined, those two are harmonically related to each other
and to 387-, so something local; never mind. DF on these is N/S)
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 17 at 0310: I
am not digging quite as deep as usual for JJBBA carriers, but still
come up with: 531, 612, 621, 693, 702, 711, 774(2), 819, 837(2),
855(2), 882, 909, 936, 954, 999, 1053, 1062, 1089, 1098, 1107(2),
1152.

On 774 I could make out some talk modulation at 0314, presumably the
megawatt from Egypt altho there are 8 medium-power Spaniards on 774.

We seem to be at the autumnal peak of TA and TP MW DX, but maybe not
for much longer with A and K indices building up to 25 and 5 by Oct
25, per WWV (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2004, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15054.30-USB, Oct 17 at 1408, 2-way in colloquial
Spanish, whistling; I doubt these be licensed OR pilots (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0420 UT October 18

Glenn Hauser logs October 14-15-16, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA. 15476-, Oct 15 at 1410, JBA carrier from LRA36, so on
the air this Tuesday; also reported later from Spain by Manuel Méndez
at 1601 past 1835; and also Wed Oct 16 when I did not get a carrier,
at *1307-1414* per MM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 15 at 1413, Trenton Military, ``time 1410
zulu``, ``no report received`` from everywhere; still distorted. So
clock is also 3 minutes slow. This thing has been on autopilot for
over a week; obviously no human is paying any attention to what is
going into or outof it. Have they not received any complaints from
genuine pilots needing to hear it?

Also Oct 16 at 1402, more NRRs, and 1403 ``Trenton Military, Out`` so
maybe 1400 is a scheduled break time in its scheduling. BTW they never
utter the listed CHR callsign (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Oct 15 at 0609, RHC English is S9+20 but wasting all
that power to be just barely modulated; 6165 is JBA; 6000 & 5040 are
off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040.051, Oct 16 at 0209, this RHC is still off-frequency,
suptorted and squealing, yet S9+10/20. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 1090, Oct 16 at 0604 UT, colchón (mattress) ad in
Spanish, but keeps going past 0609, an infomercial and mentions being
a TV offer. Roughly south with KAAY nulled at first during its dead
air. Anyhow, no sign of KEXS 10 kW MO daytimer which had been
all-nightly for quite a while. The SS is most likely XEAU Monterrey
NL, or maybe XEWL Nuevo Laredo, Tamps., but neither is supposed to be
on now per sked in IRCA Mexican Log: XEAU until 0600, XEWL until 0200;
even allowing for DST, Mex skeds are notoriously unreliable (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 1130

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17895, Oct 15 at 1437, Qur`an here but no signals on
17705, 17615+. However, Chris Krug, Tulsa, was hearing all three two
days and an hour earlier:

``Hi Glenn, I copied Saudi Arabia on 17615, 17705 and 17895 (1340-
1352) on Oct 13, 17615 was weakest, followed by 17705 with 17895
being the best. Interesting that 17705 carried different programing
than 17615 (the FT-1000mp Mk5 has 2 separate receivers making it handy
to check such things). 73 Chris KC5IIE``

17895v, Oct 16 at 1404, Qur`an is JBA and today also stronger 17615+,
always off-frequency+plus, but nothing on 17705. Seems sporadic
operation/closing times on different frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 356 kHz, Oct 16 at 0555, ND beacon ODX, which is 25 watts
from Ord, Nebraska. 293, FBY Fairbury NE also in at 0549 with 25 watts
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Last scheduled SW airings of WORLD OF RADIO 2003: Wed Oct 16
at 2100 on WBCQ 7490v; UT Thu Oct 17 at 0100 on WRMI 7780 (Glenn
Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330, Oct 15 at 1953, no signal from WBCQ-6, despite AW`s
twit today that it would test again from 1930. However, retune 2000
now WLC is opening but only S7-S4, must be on 60 degree antenna.
Retune at 2200 is off, but *2200:50 VG S9+30 another hour of Miles &
Dave conversing as if they weren`t crazy. Must have just rotated
antenna thisaway, not a time previewed to change it. By 2250 already
playing interval vamp music of doomsday orchestral tune over and over,
heavy on the `celli, straight thru with no break until 2300, another
WLC hour in English, this one with preaching. 2357 vamp music again;
0001 UT Oct 16 Miles & Dave with a different hour. Not checked again
until 0202 when 9330 is dead air of S9+10/S9 burning 500 kW for
nothing; unknown when offturned or outfaded but inaudible by 0229.

Latest twit today Oct 16 says again will be testing from 1930;
yesterday he said, ``Transmitter on and off. Zapping bugs?``. Where`s
the Arabic? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1010, Oct 15 at 1330 UT, detailed ag report, cattle auxions,
Fargo mentioned? 1337 switch to another market report by same speaker,
1338 ad for something in Sterling-Brush-Fort Morgan, so this is KSIR,
licensed to Brush, address in Ft Morgan CO, U4 25000/280 watts. Now
day since 1300 UT (Nov: 1345). Day and night patterns from NE CO are
figure-8 E/WSW, not good for here to the SE. Some 20+ years ago, KSIR
was a WORLD OF RADIO affiliate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 1150, Oct 16 at 1247 UT, Spanish looping slightly CCW from
E/W; Ad with 623-area code, ``Radio [two syllables]``; fast SAH with
KSAL? at right angle, romantic song. 623 is one of the *five* ACs in
central Arizona, so this is KCKY Coolidge, in NRC AM Log as SS:REL,
Radio Casa, U4 5/1 kW. Both day and night patterns are sort of
figure-8 with the side notches toward me! This is just after sunrise
here so obviously well before SR there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 1490, Oct 15 at 1322 UT, weather, ``Fabulous KDMO Morning
Show``, ``Red Sails in the Sunset``, i.e. Carthage MO in the SW
corner, briefly dominating the jungle around sunrise with NOS format
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1550, Oct 15 at 1315 UT, NPR Morning Edition // but not
synch with delayed for IBOC 91.7 KOSU. Has to be KUAZ Tucson, 50 kW ND
daytimer. Oh2, official FCC October sunrise is not until 1330
(November: 1400). Anyhow, always great to hear a public radio station
on AM, of which there are vanishingly few especially around here
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Awake by 1215 UT October 16 presunrise 1239, I might as
well do a Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier scan, on the DX-398 for DFing,
and wow, are there lots of them. Those with no direxion are too weak
or more likely both NW and WSW. If a beat is detectable, (2).

774 and 747 are strong enough to detect some talk by W voice, but will
not assume Japanese, since could be during NHK language lesson.

774-NW, 765(2), 756-NW, 747-NW, 738-NW, 729-NW, 711-NW, 702-NW (2),
693-NW, 675-NW, 666-NW, 657-NW>WSW (2), 621-NW, 612-NW, 603-NW,
594-NW, 585-WSW, 567(2), 558-NW.

Now from 1226, upward from 774: 792-NW, 828-NW, 837, 846, 864-NW,
873-NW, 882-NW, 891, 918-NW, 972-NW, 981-NW, 1017-WSW, 1035-WSW&NW,
1044-NW, 1053, 1098-W&NW, 1134-NW, 1143-NW, 1197-NW, 1206-NW, 1287-NW,
1296, 1331-NW, 1413-NW, 1422, 1476, 1503-WSW, 1548-WSW, 1566-NW, until
1241.

1206 was noticeably off-frequency-minus. MWoffsets suggests:
1205.96 CHN Yanbian RGD Korean News General (Yanji/Longjing) 2000-1600
2016-08-09`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1130, Oct 16 at 0556 UT, Spanish past 0600, nulling KWKH
favors SW, but now peaking this signal at SSW rather than SW, further
pointing to the new XECHAP, Chapingo EdoMex; see report of Oct 14
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6120-USB, Oct 15 at 0608, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15182-USB, Oct 15 at 1400, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS
despite 15180-AM signal which is getting more QRM from 15182-U than
vice versa, i.e. R. Liberty, Uzbek via Woofferton (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1713 UT Oct 16

FTIOM & UBMP, October 20-November 2

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, October 20-26 and October 27-November 2:
October 20-26: We feature the rather unique music of singer/composer Francis del Rio.
October 27-November 2: Our special guest is Emilio Vega, whose album Todos los Caminos won the Instrumental Vocal 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).
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
Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic/
 
Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, October 20, 22, 27 and 29:
October 20 and 22: Episode 135 presents music from Reunión, a department of France in the Indian Ocean with a fascinating mix of musical influences.
October 27 and 29: Episode 136 presents Kurdish music.
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
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
Visit our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/
 
William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC

DX Listening Digest 19-40; World of Radio 2003/2004

Glenn Hauser
 

DX Listening Digest 19-40 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1940.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 19-40 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 2002 / AFGHANISTAN +non / ALBANIA / ANTARCTICA / ARGENTINA non / ARMENIA / AUSTRALIA X-band+ / AUSTRALIA 4KZ / AUSTRALIA +non VMW+ / AUSTRALIA ACWST / AUSTRIA / AZORES +non ham / BANGLADESH / BHUTAN / BOLIVIA / BOUGAINVILLE / BRAZIL / CANADA CBW / CANADA non RCI / CANADA +non VY2TAM ham / CHINA +non / CUBA +non / CZECHIA / ECUADOR / ETHIOPIA non / FINLAND / FRANCE / GERMANY +non / GUAM / GUINEA / INDIA / INTERNATIONAL INTERNET +non vs SW / IRAN / JAPAN / KAZAKHSTAN / KOREA NORTH +non / KOREA SOUTH / KURDISTAN non / KUWAIT / MALAYSIA / MALI / MEXICO +non / MYANMAR / NEW ZEALAND / NIGERIA / NORFOLK ISLAND / NORTH AMERICA X-Band / NORTH AMERICA Pirates/YHWH / NORWAY / OKLAHOMA KOKP / OKLAHOMA KFAQ/KOTV / OKLAHOMA KGYN / OKLAHOMA +non OETA / OKLAHOMA K17JN-D/KCYH-LD / OKLAHOMA KFOR+ / OKLAHOMA +non KOKB/KLEY/KSOK / OKLAHOMA Enid CB / OMAN / PANAMA / PAPUA NEW GUINEA / PHILIPPINES / POLAND / RUSSIA +non / SAO TOME E PRINCIPE / SAUDI ARABIA +non / SOLOMON ISLANDS / SPAIN +non / SWAZILAND / TAIWAN +non / THAILAND +non / TURKEY / UKRAINE / UK BBC / UK non BBCWS / USA WW0WWV ham / USA N1O+ / USA W4D / USA Andrews / USA KM6TSM ham / USA FCC/ham / USA USAGM / USA +non VOA / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR/IRRS/Unique / USA WRMI / USA WBCQ / USA WWCR / USA WTWW / USA WRNO / USA WJHR / USA WHRI / USA FCC/IBS / USA WNAX / USA WSM / USA WWBA / USA KKOW / USA KFJZ / USA KHAC / USA KRVN / USA KRMO / USA KDKA/KOKP / USA KEXS/KAAY / USA KCTO+ / USA WJNL / USA KSGF / USA KSOK / USA KYND/KGOW/KNGO / USA KGBC / USA WRRS / USA MRN+ / USA FCC Totals / VATICAN / VENEZUELA non / VIETNAM / ZAMBIA / ZANZIBAR / UNIDENTIFIED TP Carriers / UNIDENTIFIED 1060 / UNIDENTIFIED 4764-4792 4810-4840 4883-4914 / UNIDENTIFIED 4812 / UNIDENTIFIED 4920 / UNIDENTIFIED 4949 / UNIDENTIFIED 4990 / UNIDENTIFIED 6950 / UNIDENTIFIED 7457 / UNIDENTIFIED 9540 / UNIDENTIFIED 9683 / UNIDENTIFIED 9845 / UNIDENTIFIED 13950 / UNIDENTIFIED 14775 / UNIDENTIFIED 14982 / UNIDENTIFIED 15758 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / WORLD OF HOROLOGY / LANGUAGE LESSONS / MUSEA / 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

WOR 2003 is available as of 0255 UT Friday October 11 for broadcasts
thru October 17
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2003.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2003.mp3

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

WORLD OF RADIO 2003 contents: Alaska*, Antarctica, Australia, Bahrain,
Bhutan, Bougainville, Canada, China and non, Cuba, France, Germany,
India, Ireland, Korea South, Papua New Guinea, Romania*, South
Carolina non Spain*, Swaziland, USA; and the propagation outlook -
*B-19 English schedules

WOR 2004 for October 18-24:
The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [alt weeks, Oct 26]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
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 6160v? 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 to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

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

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

Glenn Hauser logs October 10-13-14-15, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 5040.051, Oct 13 at 0028, RHC IS and Portuguese!
undermodulated, with squeal, and splatter from super signal of 5050
WWRB which is fortunately on only two nights a week. Unusual for this
or any RHC channel to be off-frequency; and supposed to be going from
Creole to French at 0030. WRTH of a year ago showed Portuguese on
15730 at 0030-0100, but currently not later than 2330-2400 per EiBi
and Aoki. Something`s always wrong at RHC. [Date correct: overlooked
for previous report, reminded by this:]

5040.051, Oct 15 at 0123, RHC off-frequency again, remeasured exactly
the same; correct language after 0100 Spanish, S9-S7, undermodulated
with squeal. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, Oct 15 at 0128, Radio Progreso is S9+10 but JBM vs
CODAR swishes. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 94.1, Oct 14 at 1957 UT on caradio in western Enid,
gospel rock, something new? Not usually a semi-local here adjacent to
KLGB-LP 94.3. 2000 UT, multi-station ID for The House FM, starting
with KJTH 89.7 Ponca City but a local signal into Enid. Full stations
include call, location and frequency; translators only location and
frequency --- and 94.1 is *never* mentioned for any of them.

WTFDA Database soon finds the nearest 94.1, not far WNW of Enid:
KTHM 94.1 WAYNOKA OK 9.8 9.8 122.0 122.0 36-34-55 98-52-12 VARIETY

This makes no connexion whatsoever to The House network or KJTH, but
note the `TH` they try to include in all their callsigns.
Radio-locator.com info:

``KTHM-FM 94.1 MHz
Waynoka, Oklahoma
Station Format: Variety
Website: none
Station Owner:
The Love Station, Inc.
find stations owned by The Love Station, Inc.
this feature is only available to Gold Customers
Phone: 530-524-5251
Fax: 530-347-0138
KTHM-FM Technical Details:
Station Status Licensed Class C3 FM Station
Digital Status Analog only
Area of Coverage View Coverage Map
Effective Radiated Power 9800 Watts
Height above Avg. Terrain 122 meters (400 feet)
Height above Ground Level 116 meters (381 feet)
Height above Sea Level 584 meters (1916 feet)
Antenna Pattern Non-Directional
Transmitter Location 36° 34' 55" N, 98° 52' 13" W
License Granted November 13 2018
License Expires June 01 2021
Last FCC Update November 13 2018
Previous Call Signs: KBUG first used 12/27/2016
KTHM first used 4/30/2018``

Phones in 530 area code? I don`t think so: that`s the NE corner of
CALIFORNIA, while Oklahoma around Enid is 580!

As above and here note the license expires in only 2.55 years; why?
http://licensing.fcc.gov/prod/cdbs/pubacc/Auth_Files/1795010.pdf

I really don`t think 94.1 has been on air since last November, rather
quite recently, so much so that HQ has not got around to adding it to
their ID spiel! I soon confirm on two radios that 94.1 is // 89.7 and
synchronized. ``Variety`` format seems like a cop-out, hardly does it
justice; like KJTH 89.7 it`s ``Christian CHR/Rock``

(and they were even playing imposing that today in Enid`s last
remaining Chinese buffet (also pizza, tamales, sushi), Chen Garden in
the almost-vacant Oakwood Mall --- but even so far inside the struxure
alee from it, KOSU penetrated quite well into our G8 and headset,
overriding the PA).

Of course they have a website:
https://www.thehousefm.com/

``Listen to The House FM on 89.7 OKC to Wichita • 88.5 OKC Metro •
100.1 Wichita • 89.1 Seminole• 105.9 Stillwater • 100.1 Edmond • 105.7
Bartlesville • 89.3 Altus • 89.9 Elk City / Clinton • 94.5 Pawhuska •
94.3 Shawnee • 93.9 Ada • 101.7 Lawton • 106.1 Sulphur • 94.1 Alva •
89.7 HD1 Northern Oklahoma``

There is 94.1, attributed to Alva, a slightly larger town not too far
from Waynoka. RL coverage map shows the cross right in Waynoka; Alva
barely within the ``local`` contour while Enid is slightly beyond the
``fringe`` contour (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, Oct 14 at 2233, Voice of Turkey the best heard in a
long time, VG S9-S7 but some fades to S4, at ``Did You Know That``
either opening or closing of program as they play the same musical
intros and outros for everyshow. Some hum, no RTTY QRM now. Perhaps
Turkey decided they`d better get their propaganda machine in order to
support Ottoman imperialism (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2003 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue Oct 15 at
0127 the 0100 on WRMI 7780, P-F, S7-S9. Next:
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. Last two twits by AW as of 23 UT Oct 14, tipped by Artie
Bigley:

``Allan Weiner‏ @AllanWBCQ Oct 13
Superstation hits the air tomorrow at 3:30pm eastern on 9330khz.
Beaming worldwide with genuine 500kw of radio power. WLC programming 7
hours daily. Have a listen. ``

Allan Weiner‏ @AllanWBCQ 11h11 hours ago
Worlds Superstation hits the air at 3:30 pm eastern time, 19:30 UTC.
Worlds Last Chance Ministry programming. Have a listen and report in.
wbcq@.... Beaming 60 degrees for 4 hours then 274 degrees. Should
be fun at 500 kw. 22db antenna gain. Quite an ERP. Free speech radio
WBCQ 0 replies 0 retweets 7 likes

WTFK? O, he mentioned it yesterday, but not today. Nothing on 9330
when bandscanning circa 2230 UT Oct 14, nor 12120 which had since been
registered.

Nor on 11730, as headstart on B-19, yet another new frequency never in
use, per Ivo via Richard Lemke:

``USA Winter B-19 frequencies of WBCQ-6 Super Power Station:
1300-1857 on 15330 BCQ 500 kW / 060 deg to N/ME Arabic
1900-0057 on 11730 BCQ 500 kW / 060 deg to N/ME Arabic
0100-0457 on 9330 BCQ 500 kW / 060 deg to N/ME Arabic
0500-0657 on 9330 BCQ 500 kW / 300 deg to CAN English
0700-0857 on 9330*BCQ 500 kW / 057 deg to WeEu English
0900-1257 on 9330 BCQ 500 kW / 255 deg to MEX English
*0700-0750 on 9330 Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri Cuban Spy HM01``

But 9330.00 is certainly on at next check 0120 Oct 15, S9+30 gospel
huxter in English, quoting Daniel. At 0158 WLC vamp music but now
declined to only S9-S7 with deep fades; unless antenna swivel away
from us, even 500 kW cannot overcome dropping MUF. 0200 quick AW legal
ID, and re-opening Worlds Last Chance Radio, apocalyptic advisory and
into same two flat-earth guys pretending to speak reasonably that we
first heard in the initial tests many months ago. So what are the real
hours and azimuths of these transmissions? Maybe AW took my advice to
go ahead with 9330 even if they can`t yet comeup on higher
frequencies; oops (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505, Oct 15 at 0132, WRNO is S9+20/30 but just barely
modulated lady gospel huxter. It`s really incredible how many SW
stations think JBM is sufficient! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. Typo correxion: WWBA of course, not WBAA; fixed:

820, Oct 10 at 0052 UT, WBAP still has QRM with slow SAH, somewhat
audible when nulled, WWBA singing ID just before 0100, as Largo FL
station is *still* obviously on 50 kW day power instead of 1 kW night.
If they have a legit problem switching to night power and
pattern, they should just turn it off! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF
RADIO 2003, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9220-USB, Oct 14 at 0118, weak 2-way in Spanish, keyword
``cambio`` literally ``change``, meaning ``over`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0417 UT October 15

Glenn Hauser logs October 13-14, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 14 at 1438, Trenton Military, CHR, **still**
``no report received`` from Zagreb, Split. Are those airports of
particular significance for Canadian Forces? Tough luck (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. 1580, Oct 14 at 1438 UT, KOKB Blackwell still off
the air like yesterday afternoon, uncovering two weak signals making a
fast SAH -- most likely next-closest KHGG AR with KGAF Gainesville TX,
or maybe KFCS Colorado Springs, 10 kW ND daytimer two hours after SR
here, and well after its 1315 UT sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.2V, Oct 14 circa 0530 UT, big hum and intermittent
signal jumping around. At first I fear my tiny FM feeder transmitter
is acting up, normally tuned to 88.1 output; no, not that. Now I think
it must be K202BY, the 88.3 Family Radio translator for Enid, which
has had all kinds of problems, off the air recently. The hum sometimes
can be heard as low as 87.7 up to 88.4 at least. This disrupts
reception of 88.1 KWOU. Tnx a lot, Harold! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17895.021, Oct 14 at 1432, Qur`an at S9, typical
inexact frequency, but MUF is looking up. How about the other two 16m
Sa`udis, 17615v and 17705? NO signals from either, but all three are
supposed to be on. 17895.021 is in fact the SSOB, beyond JBA carriers
on 17770 Turkey and 17605 Austria --- and no signal from 17775 KVOH
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2003 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
October 13 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, VP S8-S5.

Also confirmed UT Monday October 14 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, JBA and
undermodulated? while // 9395 has NO signal; MUF drop!

Also confirmed UT Monday October 14 at 0243 the 0230 on WRMI 7780, VP
but a bit better than an hour before.

Also confirmed UT Monday from 0302.5 on Area 51 webcast and S8-S9 at
0305 on WBCQ 5129.98. Also a carrier about 6161, doubt WBCQ.

Also confirmed UT Monday 0330 on WRMI webcast, while 9955 remains
inaudible, as well as 9455, 9395 in MUF drop -- more of which is
likely this B-season; needs more lower night frequencies. Next:

1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

UNIDENTIFIED. 1130, Oct 14 at 0555 UT, ``tropical`` music from SW/NE,
as KWKH Shreveport is unusually weak and easily nulled. Spanish on
this frequency unusual; 0557 UT timecheck for 12:57, so in UT-5 CDT
zone same as here, but no ID copied as KWKH resurges by 0600 UT.

NRC AM Log has a few US SS on 1130: KSDO San Diego but wrong timezone
and SS:REL; WYXE Gallatin TN right zone but wrong direxion and SS:REL
daytimer; KTMR Converse (Houston) TX, SS:REL, wrong direxion, and 25
kW daytimer; WLBA Gainesville GA, not REL but 10 kW daytimer wrong
direxion; closest Mexidirexion would be XEHN Nogales, Sonora but UT
-7. IRCA Mexican Log has two other iffies in Guanajuato, Michoacán,
leaving the most likely, altho really more SSW than SW from here, but
in correct timezone:

``1130 XECHAP Mex Chapingo 10000 5000 Radio Chapingo EDU/CAR CP (2017)
for XEUACH-1610 to move here replacing XETOL which moved to FM.
Station web site 8/19 said transmissions will start on 1130 kHz
(daytime only [sic] 1300-0100) on 10/4/2019`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1503.2 & 1476.8 kHz, Oct 14 at 0615 UT, slightly
wandering spurblobs, 13.2v kHz above and below out of some 1490
station, now here. I can tell it`s talk modulation but far too
distorted to read. Now not so sure about previous DF of WSW/ENE (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1706 UT October 14

Glenn Hauser logs October 12-13, 2019 [more]

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 13700, Oct 13 at 1433, this RHC is JBM and no spurs today.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, Oct 13 at 1436, China Plus, English relay, is very
strong but undermodulated; wiggle that patchcord? Something`s always
wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. KUBO, 15140 S9+20 // 11760 S9+10, Sunday October 13 at 1510
check, RHK weekly Esperanto still on two frequencies, unbeknownst to
that language website
http://www.radiohc.cu/eo/interesantes/frecuencias
which still linx to the B-18 schedule claiming 11760 only! Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. [adding frequencies omitted originally:} 7335 & 7365,
Oct 12 at 1257, Radio Martí plugging program `La Habana
- Miami`, lunes a viernes 9 AM = 1300, soon 1400 UT, evidently rubbing
in how great the gusanos have made Miami in contrast to decaying
Havana; and in next hour add 13605 (which in B-19 will revert to
13820; why?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1580, Oct 13 at 1842 UT, KOKB Blackwell is off
the air again. Sibling `Triple Play` 1020 KOKB Perry remains nominal.
Nearby 1130 KLEY Wellington KS also remains off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Oct 13 at 1433, K6FRC beacon in CA is again JB
detectable, and nothing else on the ISM band, except for the constant
blob around 13560, presumably RF ID or hospital equipment nearby
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2003 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday October 13 at 0324 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, about 7 minutes into
so started circa 0317.
http://www.wa0rcr.com/
The Gateway 160 Meter Radio Newsletter has VG coverage over C & E
North America with 375 watts ND on a `clear` channel; plus lots of ham
news before and after WOR.

Also confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: ``GERMANY, World of Radio
#2003 via Hamburger Lokalradio, October 13

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/10/world-of-radio2003-via-hamburger_13.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTY9_EPZXGY&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEm3_4K_8O0&feature=youtu.be
1031-1100 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sun CUSB, weak``

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 6160v? 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 to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 13 at
0606-0613 UT, still before sunrise in W Europe, less than 5 hours
after the previous one on the DX-398, now on the R-75 with E/W
longwire: 1215, 1152, 1134, 1125, 1098, 1089, 1044, 1026, 936, 909,
882, 855, 846(TP Kiritimati?), 774(2), 756, 747, 729, 711, 693, 621,
612(2), 585, 567, 558(2), 531; 1314, 1413 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1476.85 & 1503.15 kHz approx., Oct 13 at 0614 UT,
matching unreadable spurblotches which must be coming out of a 1490
transmitter exactly halfway between, noted during a TA carrier
bandscan. Previously heard these around 1476 & 1504, Oct 11 at 1221 UT
during a TP MW carrier bandscan and DFed to WSW/ENE, but overlooked
reporting then. Most likely out of an adjacent- or possibly
second-adjacent state, such as KBST Big Spring TX. KZZN Littlefield
TX, KDMO Carthage MO or one of the other two MOs in Sedalia, Rolla.
DXers in those local areas, if any, please check them out, especially
daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1610 kHz, Oct 13 at 0619 UT, big S9 hum, perhaps related
to my daytime unID noise; no sign of CHHA Toronto which normally
dominates here at night, so maybe out of that but seems too strong
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9103.5-USB, Oct 13 at 1438, 2-way in Spanish, laughing;
het from 9105, where S Korean clandestine remains (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

this report dispatched at 1856 UT October 13

Glenn Hauser logs October 12-13, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 12 at 2118, CHR **still** ``no report
received`` from anywhere, and still somewhat distorted modulation; add
another anomaly: ``Trenton Military``, now giving the ``time: 2115``,
``repeating aviation weather`` consisting of more no-reports-received,
even from Trenton --- hey, they could have a courier hand-deliver it!
Let`s hope Canadian Forces be epter in axual aviation, or godforbid,
combat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Oct 12 at 0610, RHC English, normally best frequency,
now is S9+30 of dead air! 6165 is only S9 but also DA. 6000 and 6040
are off. Strikeout! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13570, Oct 12 at 1411, RHC-FM spur with F# tone is just far
enough from 13565 not to impact q.v. USA K6FRC beacon; where else out
of 13700-AM? 13635, 13765, 13832, 13897, 13961, 13503; closer ones
broad, outer ones JBA at approx 66 kHz interval multiples. They were
all late coming on, still nothing several minutes after 1300.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760 & 11850, Oct 12 at 2113, RHC Spanish is JBM on both,
making it even harder to hear anything but a JBA carrier on spur
11840, and no threat at all to the jamming or RM on 11860. Something`s
always wrong at RHC. At the sites, don`t they ever check the incoming
programming feedline STL for anyaudio? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. Oct 12 at 1257, Radio Martí plugging program `La Habana
- Miami`, lunes a viernes 9 AM = 1300, soon 1400 UT, evidently rubbing
in how great the gusanos have made Miami in contrast to decaying
Havana; and in next hour add 13605 (which in B-19 will revert to
13820; why?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 13730, Oct 12 at *1459 carrier, 1500 music with drumming,
1501 French announcement, as the marine weather special continues for
the Mini-Transat yacht racers; best I`ve heard this yet, but still
unreadable. Supposed to be mixed with English. Richard Langley heard
it better today via UTwente SDR despite proximity to Issoudun: ``First
yachts expected to complete the first leg of the race tomorrow
morning``; i.e. Tenerife, Gran Canaria. Second leg on to Caribbean is
not until November? So they have to kill time in the Islas? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 4890, Oct 12 at 1252, Korean VP vs building
local noise level of S9+10, not on 4885; at 1308 a quick check of
other EOH=VOH/VOP frequencies finds carriers or modulation, some
noise-jammed, some not, on: 9105, 6600, 6350, 6250, 5995, 4450, i.e.
some back on original frequencies, some not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, Oct 13 at 0026, S9 of classic rock --- I
bet it`s Wolverine Radio. After ``True to Myself`` song, 0040 yes, ID
Wolverine Radio with echoechoecho--- and SSTV during which I hear some
JBA talk under, another pirate? Or more likely fifth harmonic of my
strongest local 1390 KCRC, which can sometimes be detected in absence
of pirates. 0042 ID once, more music; 0047 ``White Sports Coat``, 0049
ID, 0054 `White Shade of Pale`, so the keyword must be white; 0058 ID,
0103 QRM de VFO sweeping, 0107 ID, 0112 clicking QRM, 0113 ID. Recheck
at 0133 is already off. Many other logs here including good captures
of the SSTV:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,59072.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SURINAME. 4990, Oct 12 at 0613, not even a JBA carrier from Radio
Apintie, nor have I noticed one in quite some time in nightmiddle nor
earlier. Suspect they are OFF, another SWBC country gone. The latest
logs I can find were 2.5 months ago:
4990 2147-2157, 25/7. Música pop'; 24331 (Carlos Gonçalves, Portugal)
4990, Radio Apintie, Paramaribo, 0530-0540, 26-07, pop songs. 15321
(Manuel Méndez, Spain, WOR iog via DXLD) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Oct 12 at 1410, HIFER beacon K6FRC is on a roll,
audible again today. Whew, Cuban FM spur is just far enough away
around 13570. This happens to be right at its local sunrise time, but
of course refraxion patch halfway to here has been insolated for an
hour or so. Patterson, 2010y population 20K, is still too
insignificant to make it on gaisma.com`s long list of CA localities;
closest bigger city is Modesto; now how about all those other HIFERs
east or north of here which I never detect anymore? (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17016.8-CW, Oct 12 at 2122, marker repeating loud & clear,
or RST 599, starting: ``VVV VVV VVV DE KPH KPH KPH QSX ---``, but I`m
in no position to QSX. Presumed regular weekend-only activity from the
Marine Radio Historical Society in Point Reyes CA. Other listed
frequencies which I did not remember: 12808.5 and 8642, Such markers
really stand out these days with so few maritime CW stations still in
service rather than historical legacies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2003 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov,
Bulgaria, reports our first two airings via HLR; he seldom monitors
the 1430:

``GERMANY, World of Radio#2003 via Hamburger Lokalradio, October 12

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/10/world-of-radio2003-via-hamburger.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSUCL3oDN8M&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W1NSVQaQjg&feature=youtu.be
0630-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat CUSB, good

World of Radio#2003 via Hamburger Lokalradio, October 12

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/10/world-of-radio2003-via-hamburger_12.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz3jMoqczx8&feature=youtu.be
1431-1500 on 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CEu English Sat CUSB, fair,
QRM same time 9490 GAL 300 kW / 285 deg WEu Romanian R.Romania Int.``

I don`t get the computer on in time to check UTwente, but own SW gets
a JBA carrier on 9490, so presumed RRI blasting into Europe unlike
missing last week. Shortly Alan Gale reports from England:

``Hi Glenn, Very strange conditions on 9485 kHz today. HLR was a very
good signal and no sign of splatter from 1300 to around 1432 UT, but
then the signal went right down just after your segment started. I
could tell you were there right up to the sign off at 1500, but the
signal wasn't strong enough to read anything other than the opening
part with the details of it being programme 2003. So it's back to the
usually very strong IRRS broadcast on 7290 kHz [1816.5 UT] on Monday
for me again then. Alan``

WOR remains WRMI-less and WBCQ-less on Saturdays but not WA0RCR-less:

0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
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 6160v? 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 to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 1680, Oct 12 at 1235 and still at 1249 UT, dead air looping
SE/NW, surely KRJO Monroe LA, the usual dominator. Initially atop some
other weak modulator(s), likely remnant of WPRR MI, maybe KGED CA. The
only other three 1680 Unitedstatesians never heard here, from WA, FL,
NJ.

BTW a DXer in Bâton Rouge told me Oct 7 that his local pirate, Radio
Retén Lo Que Tienes has reactivated but on 1690 instead of 1710; which
will make it much tougher to DX. Maybe nulling WVON early evening
before KDMT fade-in. See:
https://www.radioretenloquetienes.com/radio-tv-live/
Pretty snazzy website. One of the slides in their show mentions 1690
AM, but I don`t see an FM frequency anywhere, ``Radio`` is 24/7 but
not clear if that means 1690 and/or websteam audio/video (gh)
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17850, Oct 12 at 2127, JBA carrier which I again suspect be
the third harmonic of 5950 WRMI. For the next 5+ minutes I struggle to
match traces of audio with 5950 on another receiver, and am almost
certain that`s it: music going to Brother Scare talk. 17850 registers
just S1 on the NRD-545 meter, better than the ambient noise level of
S-0.5. If #5 transmitter were better modulated, that could make the
difference on X3. 5950 is now TOMBS at 11-24 UT, 285 degrees, second
most favorable azimuth for here at 315. Sporadic E responsible, as
15770 WRMI-9 is much stronger than usual, offside of its alleged 44
degree beam; meant to check 6m DXMap ASAP, but still at 2318 there`s
one 31 MHz MUF blob over Biloxi, just about right for a skip from
Okeechobee. Normally JBA 13845 & 15825 WWCR also getting a big boost
from Es at 2120 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, a good idea as Jim
Renfrew, NY has been reporting lots of stuff now and recently: this on
the handheld DX-398 to be sure they DF approx. NE if not SW, but
facing lots of splatter from those pesky North Americans on even
frequencies:

612, 621, 693, 774, 783, 837, 855, 882, 936(2), 999, 1017, 1053, 1062,
1089, 1125, 1179, 1215, 1296(2), 1305, 1413, 1422, 1502, 1512.

(I also have off-frequency-minus hets below 774 and 1548, but as
previously divined, those two are harmonically related to each other
and to 387-, so something local; never mind) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9557.0-USB, Oct 12 at 2109, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS,
far enough from the Cuban radiowar on 9565. I think at yearend I may
compile all these I have monitored, a lot, vs deafening lack of
interest elsewhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17388.1-USB, Oct 12 at 2125, 2-way in Spanish, somewhat
noisy background. Possibly legit ship contacts in marine band altho
off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0225 UT October 13

Glenn Hauser logs October 11-12, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 11 at 2052, CHR Trenton Military, *still*
``No report received`` from anywhere. This applies both to latest
conditions and terminal forecasts. Signal not always there when I
randomcheck so unseems continuous. Like this, it might as well be
completely discontinuous (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Oct 11 at 2051, RHC S4-S5 in Portuguese but just
barely modulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15580, Friday October 11 at 2049, VOA `The Africa
Beat` music and DJ, poor-fair S5-S7, but better than usual. BOTSWANA
relay is on here until 2200, presumably still with `Music Time in
Africa` weekly Fridays during next hour from 2100. In B-seasons only,
MTIA has been on Greenville 15580, and in B-19 we regain Grimesland B
during the final hour only, but on new 11720. That should be good for
us off the back from almost due east azimuth with a smaller skip zone
and less challenge to the MUF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2003 monitoring: confirmed first SWBC, Friday
October 11 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S9 with flutter fading to S6 --
propagation disturbance? But the other WRMIs on 9455 and 9395 are
strong and steady, no such fluxuation. Maybe something amiss with the
9955 transmitter. By 2321 recheck its carrier beneath the jamming now
sounds nominal.

Also confirmed UT Saturday October 12 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 to the
NW, VG S9+20; checked at 0156, 7780 to the NE is JBA S5-S6 noisy, 5010
to the S is better, S9/S9+10, somewhat undermodulated and also noisy.
Next:

0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [alt weeks, Oct 12, 26]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
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 6160v? 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 to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. (7490), UT Sat Oct 12 at 0000, I`m tuned in to the WBCQ
webcast for AAAWWW; bits of other music until 0002 when `William Tell
Overture` theme finally plays; sounds lo-fi as if from a remote
location. Opening remarx about ``all the crap going on`` so I know we
are in for a political rant. Mentions that A&A are now in DeLand of
FLA, so our suspicion about their absence last week was correct,
getting out of ME before it freezes. Quickly interrupted by a call
from Hal Turner who already has his own show expanded to 6 hours a
week, so more politix are coming.

I don`t pay attention until 0028 when he changes to station info: The
SuperStation is fine, operational, except for transmitter tuning
problem. Factory tuned it to two frequencies, getting it to run on
higher bands is not easy, and the transmitter manufacturer
[CONTINENTAL] has not been coöperative; all they care about is money;
after spending millions of dollars already, nothing but bills and
trouble from them. ``So tired of it!`` Needs higher frequencies on 12,
13, 15, 17 MHz to reach North Africa and area. The antenna is perfect
but the transmitter --- ``I don`t want to say it`s a lemon.`` The
company has [had?] a great reputation, but now they send outrageous
invoices and the wrong people.

AW then calls for any good engineers out there to apply to WBCQ. They
are getting harder and harder to find, those who can deal with
high-voltage equipment. Engineering is tiring, hard work, with poor
pay, but satisfying. All SW stations are having such problems. [Maybe
Bob Biermann could help?]. Suggests that TimTron and Tom Barna are of
an age to be thinking about retirement.

Then he goes over the 7490 program schedule, day by day, hour by hour
(with quite a few omissions). When he gets to Wednesday at 5 pm
EASTERN, he takes note of Glenn`s 2,000 World of Radio programs ---
``that`s something --- that`s pretty good. Glenn, although crotchety,
we love you``.

Thursday evening, VORW has canceled, so there`s an opening. At 0047
the webcast starts dropping out (silent but still playing); maybe he
covers the 5130 schedule next? Running again by 0050 as he goes thru
the just published latest issue of Free Radio Weekly, about SW and FM
pirates (Bay City MI is in Michigan, BTW, not Minnesota = MN).

Wrapping up at 0057, mentions this show is only on 7490, something
else on 5130 (and meshes with my obs earlier of no signals on 9330,
6160 or 3265; why not?). Soon into benedixion, mentioning Brother
Stair whom they visited on the way to FLA; and seems he is really
trying to wind up by 0100 since Hal Turner now follows.

I say, it may not be convenient, but as long as the 500 kW won`t
coöperate and the rotatable antenna is fine, why not connect one of
the old transmitters to it; huge gain would make a big difference even
with only ``50`` kW. Anyhow it seems the S-S will funxion at least on
9330, so why not make the most of that?

Now over to John Carver for his version of: ``Tonight's AAWWW --- Show
started about a minute late on 7490 this evening. Allan and Angela in
the studio in FLA. Opens with a phone call from Hal Turner at 0005
talking about Syria and then lots of political talk. Hal Turner also
said something about California trying to do away with ham radio.
Another phone call at 0019 which was also political.

Allan said the superstation was fine and the antenna was perfect but
there is a problem tuning the transmitter to the higher frequencies
that they need to use. Says it's a design flaw. They're working with
the factory trying to resolve things but he says the factory keeps
sending the wrong people to do the work and is charging them
outrageous fees to do so. He came very close to calling the
transmitter a lemon. Says the world needs more transmitter engineers
and asked the listening audience if there were any transmitter
engineers listening to the program that would like to come and work in
Maine.

Then he went through the program schedule for the station which I
couldn't keep up with and was also marred by a series of internet feed
dropouts. One lasting for two minutes. When audio came back Allan was
starting to read the Free Radio Weekly and then went into other
emails. Closing prayer at 0058 and program was cut off at 0059. John,
Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0452 UT October 12

Glenn Hauser logs October 11, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA. 11100, Oct 11 at 1328 JBA Chinese; 10920 JBA carrier. Both
are Aoki-listed CNR-1 *jammed Sound of Hope frequencies. No exhaustive
bandscan for more today, so these will have to suffice (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Oct 11 at 0611, RHC is still on at S9+20 but dead air.
Other English frequencies: 6000 still on but undermodulated; 6100
S9+30/40 somewhat suptorted; 6165 off. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, Oct 11 at 1320, RHC is off while 13740 is on, so no
spurs today --- wait, at 1324, 13700 is on late or after a break,
producing FMish spurblobs circa 13767, JBA on 13838, trace on 13637.
The F# tone is best heard in FM mode only. 13700 itself is
undermodulated and only S9+10 while 13740 is fully modulated at S9+30.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9570, Oct 11 at 1401, CRI plus English relay is still on
late; so what about 11880? Also on but dead air until brings up
modulation at 1404; then I check 9570 again and it has gone off.
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9615-9670, Oct 11 at 1406, approx. buzz field range out of
9640 RHC; worst peaks circa 9631 and 9649. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING IIGEST)

** MEXICO. 710.00, Oct 11 at 1157, W&M in Spanish discussing crime
news in Chihuahua; no ID or break at ToH, 6:02 timecheck at 1202 UT.
Nor any national anthem which most XEs play around 6 am local. It`s
XEDP, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc. Same W still audible at 1242 with 6:43 TC.
IRCA Log says has been off-frequency -185 Hz for years, but not now,
nor has it been lately. Very close to the QRM, KGNC/KCMO. Believe this
is one I researched a few years ago in FCC database as having two
different transmitter sites, so presumed one of them is seldom-used
off-frequency, backup? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING IIGEST)

** U S A. Remember, first SW airings of new WORLD OF RADIO 2003 should
be on RMI Friday at 2200 on 9955; UT Saturday 0130 on 5010, 5850, 7780
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, Oct 11 at 0608, WRMI-8 is still on with Brother Scare.
As part of great expansion of BS hours on WRMI, #8 is now running 24
hours with BS at all times except previously active: 19-21 M-F APS
Radio; and 01-03 UT Thu only with Hal Turner. This disregards other
stations` usage of 9455: as of Oct 11, HFCC still shows WRMI only at
01-05; other times Saudi Arabia, Guam, Taiwan, China, Japan.
9455 also Oct 11 at 1355 with instrumental gospel music, something
else? No, // 9395 and soon BS resumes speaking. Both are on 355 degree
antennas, wasteful but BS has money to burn for WRMI.

7780, WRMI-1 is now also scheduled 24 hours, including TOMBS at 03-14
and 17-20. VP at 1409 sounds like BS, probably also this hour on
weekdays since SMTV runs on Sat, Sun only. BTW, We also see where
RAE`s missing German broadcast has gone: 7780 at 16-17, not specified
but presumably M-F only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1110, Oct 11 at 1250 UT, talk in S Asian language, best with
KFAB nulled. Of course, it`s KVTT Mineral Wells (The Metroplex) TX,
listed merely as ``Asian`` format. Don`t hear this often; is 50 kW
daytimer but now would be reduced to only 39 kW Critical Hours. D4 in
NRC AM Log means different antenna pattern during CH than in daytime
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Oct 11 before LSR
of 1235 UT; first check at 1158 on 774 finds a good one from the NW.

At 1204-1223, bandscan on the DX-398, so I can DF whether NW from E
Asia or WSW from Australia/New Zealand+. Some without an angle were
too weak to tell, or more likely an even mix of both. In some cases a
beat could be heard between stations a few Hz apart (2).

594-NW, 603, 612-NW, 657, 693-NW, 702(2)-WSW>NW, 747-NW, 756-NW,
774-NW, 792(2)-WSW, 828-NW, 837, 864-NW, 873-NW, 882(2)-WSW>NW,
945-NW, 972-NW, 1035-WSW, 1044-NW, 1053-NW, 1098-W, 1116-NW,
1125(2)-WSW>NW, 1134-NW, 1143-NW>WSW, 1197-NW, 1287-NW, 1314-NW,
1332-NW, 1422-WSW, 1557-NW, 1566-NW. There could have been even more,
obscured by splash from North Americans 1 or 2 kHz away.

At 1232 I switch to the R75 with E-W longwire, so no DFing but a bit
more gain: 774 has trace of Japanese audio. Then sweep at 1234-1240,
JBA carriers on: 891, 882, 873, 864, 846, 837, 828, 774, 756, 747,
738, 729, 702(2), 693, 666, 657, 612, 594, 567, 558; this spanned LSR
1235, until 1238. Also after sunrise: 1125, 1134, 1143, 1566 at 1240
Oct 11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9345-9350-9355, Oct 11 at 1356-1400+, sounds like DRM
noise, S9-S7 with some fading. At first suspected NF for WINB as not
heard on 15115-15120-15125, but this is full 10-kHz, not WINB`s hybrid
5+5 with data on lower half. Nothing in HFCC or Aoki to account for
this in DRM or AM. Later at 1505, I do detect WINB DRM around 15117;
and by now maybe a trace left on 9350. Wonder if it`s one of the DVR
(Far East Russia) experiments? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1811 UT October 11

Glenn Hauser logs October 9-10-11, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 5040, Oct 10 at 0618, RHC English is still on here, and //
best 6100, while 6165 has reverted to JBA and 6000 off. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13767 approx., Oct 10 at 1338, RHC struggles to modulate
programming in FM beyond the F# tone; out of 13700-AM, which is much
weaker than 13740 today. At first only a trace on the matching
minusside 13633, but much improved at 1406. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 13730, Oct 10 at 1529, JBA trace of talk, presumably
Issoudun as temporarily scheduled with yachtweather 1500 daily for the
Mini-Transat race from France to Gran Canaria which launched Oct 5. No
trace of DRM noise on 15300 as sked and no point in trying to hear the
49mb frequencies here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND. 13263.95-USB, Oct 10 at 1332, YL in English with flight
weather for Luxembourg, etc. 1335 ID twice as Shannon VOLMET. Without
a carrier to pinpoint, she sounds almost human, better slightly below
than on nominal 13264 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1610, Oct 10 at 2008 UT, parked at Oakwood Mall, getting
more and more vacant, west side of Enid, noisy carrier here compared
to 1620 open on the caradio. On a portable also without BFO, loops
roughly NW/SE, which could point to the TIS at Great Salt Plains, near
Jet OK; but this is stronger than normally marginally audible in this
part of town; yet no NWS weather relay or any modulation. Later at
home I do detect a JBA daytime carrier roughly NNW/SSE. This axis
could also lead to something on Vance AFB in the opposite direxion
where its last TIS was on 530, not 1610. What next? (Glenn Hauser,
Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 89.7, Oct 10 at 2004 UT, very unusual dead air from KJTH
``The House``, 100 kW gospel rocker Ponca City but like a local here
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 13, Oct 10 at 1802 UT, KETA automatic 4-station OETA
legal ID keyed in, again covers up OPEN captioning translation from
Arabic talk to English text on PBS documentary via OETA World, 13-2. I
complain again to OETA about this, begging them to move the ID to top
of screen. They say instead will reduce it from 30 seconds to 10 --- a
``compromise`` which will now block only one third as many caption
fields --- progress!! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5850, Oct 10 at 0612, WRMI is still on much
later than before, with Brother Scare, S9+10 and not synchronized with
superfluous WWCR 4840 & 3215. Checking the WRMI skedgrid,
http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs --- there`s a lot more green on it as
Brother HyStairical has bought a bunch more time. No new frequencies,
but old ones have been expanded greatly with more and more BS. May
have bumped some other programming as I have not studied it carefully,
but not directly affecting any WOR times. Where does BS come up with
rich psychophants shoveling money at him?

15770 is one of them, now shown as running all night as well as all
day, altho it`s not likely to propagate overnight; Oct 11 at 0231
check I get a JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2003, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2002 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday October
9 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490.1v, S6-S8. This time the late WBCQ SID fully
resolves, pause and WOR starts maybe 14 seconds late.

Also confirmed at 0100 UT Thursday Oct 10 on WRMI 7780, S4-S6.

WORLD OF RADIO 2003 contents: Alaska*, Antarctica, Australia, Bahrain,
Bhutan, Bougainville, Canada, China and non, Cuba, France, Germany,
India, Ireland, Korea South, Papua New Guinea, Romania*, South
Carolina non Spain*, Swaziland, USA; and the propagation outlook -
*B-19 English schedules

WOR 2003 completed by 0255 UT Oct 11, ready for first airings Friday:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780, 5850, 5010
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [alt weeks, Oct 12, 26]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
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 6160v?
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 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

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

WOR 2003 is available as of 0255 UT Friday October 11
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2003.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2003.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, Oct 11 at 0237, WRNO manages to stay on with gospel
huxter in English, but now just barely modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 820, Oct 10 at 0052 UT, WBAP still has QRM with slow SAH,
somewhat audible when nulled, WBAA singing ID just before 0100, as
Largo FL station is *still* obviously on 50 kW day power instead of 1
kW night. If they have a legit problem switching to night power and
pattern, they should just turn it off! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF
RADIO 2003, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0508 UT October 11

Glenn Hauser logs October 8-9, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** BELIZE. 18120-USB, Oct 8 at 2126, QRZs from V31JW with American
accent, never saying where he be. Contacts VA7GI and in NW Oklahoma,
also audible, W5EIY, who in fact is in Enid: see OKLAHOMA. QRZ.com:

``V31JW Belize
James W. Westfall
8505 Bacardi Drive
Dallas, TX 75238
USA

NT5V will be active from Belize October 5-12, 2019. I will upload all
QSO's to LOTW when I get home``. Nowhere any info about *where* in
Belize he may be; secret? Is the OSOB on 17m, and zero broadcast
signals on 16m [how can 17m be shorter than 16m? Rounding errors?]. He
soon closes, ``73 for now`` saying V31CC will soon come up on 30m.
That`s another OM from Dallas, NN5E, Vernon H. Berry. They are
obviously together, probably sharing rig (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [and non]. 341 kHz, Oct 9 at 0644 UT, 500 watt ND Beacon
dash and YYU still on, a day before decommissioning in Kapuskasing,
Ontario; and still no sign of local Enid 25-watter EI. When I get a
chance, must visit Woodring Airport to find out the fate of EI. Of
course, some beacons are turned on only at certain hours, or when an
incoming flight requests (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 335 kHz, Oct 9 at 0645 UT, dash and ND beacon YLD, which is
1000 watts from Chapleau, Ontario, not sked for decommissioning. Seems
first time I`ve logged it but Harold Frodge, Michigan has reported it
numerous times since at least 2006y. Chapleau is between Timmins and
SSM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 336 kHz, Oct 9 at 0646 UT, ND beacon BV with long pauses
and no dash, heard while tuned to 335, mixing with YLD, but different
pitch of course. Is 100 watts from Quebec City - Champlain per
dxinfocentre.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 332 kHz, Oct 9 at 0647 UT, ND beacon dash and QT, 1000
watts from Thunder Bay, Ont., and mixing with IC, Wichita KS, 400
watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 328 kHz, Oct 9 at 0648 UT, ND beacon dash and YTL, 1000
watts from Big Trout Lake, Ontario. Wikipedia explains:

``Oji-Cree First Nation Reserve --- Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, also
known as Big Trout Lake First Nation or KI for short, is an Oji-Cree
First Nation reserve in Northwestern Ontario and is a part of Treaty
9. The community is about 580 km north of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Big
Trout Lake is a large lake in Northern Ontario. The Fawn River flows
into it from the west and drains it from the east. The reserve of the
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation, also known as Big Trout
Lake, is located on Post Island on the lake's northern shore.`` Logged
before, April 1, as in DXLD 19-14:
https://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1914.txt

A surprise lightning storm around Enid suggests it`s high time I
disconnect and QRT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Oct 9 at 0626 while tuned to q.v. UNIDENTIFIED 2-way on
6095-USB, Morse CQ, CQ overrides out of 6100-AM RHC as `DXers
Unlimited` is opening at this odd time instead of nominal :30. Ailing
Arnie voice first about Tokelau (spelt) DX-pedition. Ends at 0632
already, into mandatory anti-American segment, `Connecting the Dots`
this time about ``Philippine resistance to the American Empire``
(which Cuba missed out on joining, tsk2). // 6165 also with decent
signal and modulation for a change; 6000 & 5040 off. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6923-LSB, Oct 8 at 2340, pirate with classic tunes
about Sunshine, 2343 announcement about testing and pausing for
replies from any other pirates out there, hello, hello, hello? None.
2344 Johnny Cash song; CQ Radio calling South America, 2347 ID once as
``Anti-Trump Radio``; inviting music requests; 2358 about QSL cards
from CQ Radio, says he has been busy but will do SSTV QSL next time
he`s on. ``Beam-me-up-Scotty`` with reverb, 2359 ``Good night`` and
off. More reports here:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,58957.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 18120-USB, Oct 8 at 2127, ``W5EIY in northwest Oklahoma``
contacting V31JW in BELIZE, q.v. Axually right here in Enid, so I look
him up in QRZ.com for the record:

``BILL C NOKES
2802 NIGHTENGALE LANE
ENID, OK 73703
USA

Hello! My name is Bill, and I have been W5EIY since 1954.

I was born in Weatherford, OK, grew up on a farm there, graduated HS
in 1957 and headed off to Oklahoma State University for six years to
get degrees in Animal Science & Horticulture. After OSU, I moved to
Texas for about eight years, then came to Enid in 1973 to look after
parents -- both my wife's and my own.

After a few years in the banking business I started off on a new
career as a sales rep for a nail and air nailer company, covering four
states and driving about 5,000 miles a month. In 2012, after 35 years
on the road, I retired to have more time to play radio and encourage
our eight grandchildren in their sports, music and theatre
endeavors.

My rig is a Kenwood TS-570S running 80-90 watts. On 40M I use a 33-ft
long inverted L. Just 33 feet? Yeah, covenants keep me in the stealth
mode. The end-fed wire sneaks up 15 feet vertically alongside my
workshop/shack, then runs 18 feet horizontally--never higher than the
peak of the wood shake roof.

My alternate antenna is a 44-ft end-fed sloper with a 9:1 UnUn.

I enjoy both CW and SSB operation, especially late night DX-ing and
rag-chewing. Plus, experimenting with simple antennas, including
portable ones. With K5ECI, another "Bill in Enid," we are assembling
a go-kit around my Alinco DX70TH to use in case of a storm or other
emergency -- or even for day-trips to local state parks.

Hope to CU soon. Good DX to all! And let's keep pounding that brass.

PHOTOS: (UPPER-L) My station is the TS-570S, power supplies Samlex
1223 and MFJ-4225, speaker, HamKey and Speed-X straight keys, and a
hand mike. Just the basics, but what great fun!
(UPPER-R) SKCC, FISTS, WAC and WAS certificates earned with my peanut
whistle set-up. Those deer antlers are from a well-remembered hunting
trip with my son when he was ten years old.
(LOWER-L) If you have worked another "Bill in Enid," that would
probably be K5ECI, on right in the yellow vest. We are at the annual
Cherokee Strip parade celebrating the 1893 Land Run with some
longhorns right in our hip pockets.
(LOWER-R) Mug shot of a proud member of the Enid Amateur Radio Club``
(QRZ.com via gh, Enid, DXLD)

** U S A. 5970, Oct 9 at 0635-0640+, WEWN carrier with no modulation
is cutting off and on at an extremely regular pace of 84 times per
minute; why? Probably no one around Vandiver to notice in the
nightmiddle; or if personned, dozed off. WEWN is a neat source of new
anomalies. But we are meanwhile deprived of Spanish Roman Catholicism
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6095-USB, Oct 9 at 0622, 2-way in English, JBA because
of heavy splash from strong 6100 RHC. Why in the world are they here
nor at least on LSB which would have been much better? (6090 Anguilla,
of course, is absent.) Unseems formal, urgent or military, just random
ham-like ragchew. At first only one side audible, then detectable
contact (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1634 UT October 9

FTIOM & UBMP, October 13-19

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, October 13-19:
This week, our special guest is award-winning clarinetist/saxophonist/composer Ernesto Vega, whose
beautiful new Jazz album Tradition and Beyond features six winners of JoJazz, Cuba's national competition
for young Jazz artists. 
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
Visit our Facebook page at From the Isle of Music





Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, October 13 and 15:
Episode 134, Alterlatino, is a mix of Punk and Ska from Puerto Rico, Rap Rock from Mexico, this and that from Colombia, and a couple of surprises.
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
Visit our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/


DX Listening Digest 19-39; World of Radio 2002

Glenn Hauser
 

DX Listening Digest 19-39 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1939.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 19-39 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

[above notice already sent, but now with contents:]

CONTENTS:
WOR 2001/2002 / AFGHANISTAN / ALASKA / ANGOLA / ANGUILLA / ANTARCTICA +non / ARGENTINA non / ARMENIA / AUSTRALIA Unique / AUSTRALIA 4KZ / AUSTRIA / BAHAMAS / BHUTAN / BOUGAINVILLE / BRAZIL +non / CANADA CFZM / CANADA CKLW / CANADA non KWLE/KRPA / CANADA CFRX / CANADA non RCI / CHAD non / CHINA +non / COLOMBIA / CONGO DR +non / CUBA / DENMARK +non / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / ERITREA +non / ETHIOPIA / FRANCE / GERMANY non / GREECE / HAWAII / HUNGARY / INDIA +non / INDONESIA / INTERNATIONAL VACUUM Sirius/XM Franken / IRAN +non / IRELAND / ITALY / JAPAN / KOREA NORTH +non / KOREA SOUTH / KUWAIT / KYRGYZSTAN / MALAYSIA / MEXICO +non / MOLDOVA / MYANMAR / NIGERIA / NORTH AMERICA Pirate / NORWAY / OKLAHOMA +non Richard Allen / OKLAHOMA KFAQ / OKLAHOMA OG&E / OKLAHOMA OETA / PAPUA NEW GUINEA / ROMANIA / RUSSIA / SAO TOME / SAUDI ARABIA / SIKKIM / SPAIN / SUDAN +non / SUDAN SOUTH +non / SWEDEN Henrik Klemetz / TAIWAN / THAILAND / TIBET / TURKEY / UK Caroline / UK +non BBCWS / UK Woofferton / USA MARS / USA KM6VPJ ham / USA WWV/WWVH / USA non RL / USA USAGM / USA OCB/RM / USA VOA / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR/Unique/IRRS / USA WBCQ / USA WRMI / USA WWCR / USA WTWW / USA WINB / USA KVOH / USA WNAX / USA KLSQ / USA KLEY++ / USA KXKS/KKIM / USA KSOK / USA KZNS / USA KNGO / USA KYND/KGOW / USA KZMP / USA KKAA / USA KMIC / USA KCJJ / USA KRJO/WPRR / USA KDMT / USA ABC / USA KXDP-LP / USA KHCC / USA WZLB / USA KOCW/KBSH+ / VANUATU / VIETNAM / VIRGIN ISLANDS US / UNIDENTIFIED TP Carriers / UNIDENTIFIED 3325 / UNIDENTIFIED 5050 / UNIDENTIFIED 5766-5778 5787-5797 5769-5779 / UNIDENTIFIED 6138-6148 / UNIDENTIFIED 7315 / UNIDENTIFIED 8000 / UNIDENTIFIED 8093 / UNIDENTIFIED 9389 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / MUSEA / WORLD OF HOROLOGY / CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / 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

WOR 2002 is available as of 0112 UT Friday October 4 for broadcasts
thru October 10
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2002.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2002.mp3

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

WORLD OF RADIO 2002 contents: Albania, Antarctica,
Ustralia, Austria, Bolivia, Brasil, Canada non, China, Cuba,
Finland, France, Germany, Japan/Korea North non, Korea
South, Mali, New Zealand, North America, Oman, Papua
New Guinea, Russia, Sa`udi Arabia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey,
USA and non, Vietnam, Zambia; and the propagation outlook

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [alt weeks, Oct 12, 26]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
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 6160v? 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 to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

[Unique Radio times are staying on UT altho NSW is now on DST; and
frequency usage clarified, subject to change]

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

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

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

Glenn Hauser logs October 7-8, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 7 at 2050, despite previous log as missing
at 1439, CHR is back on and still `no reports received` and distorted
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11850, Oct 7 at 2052, open carrier prior to 2100 RHC
transmission, and no sign of Romania English scheduled until 2100; nor
on its // 13650 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Oct 8 at 0556, RHC English at S9+10, but
undermodulated; remains best of the sorry lot, as 6165 is JBA carrier,
6000 is S9 but just barely modulated; and 5040 is off already.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5935, Oct 8 at 1315, VG S9+10 signal from
Shiokaze in Japanese and piano from JSR; rivals the signal WWCR
achieves earlier in the night, despite yesterday`s remark that JSR was
JBA. Really good opening from E Asia this morning, and no sign of
Tibet CCI; leads me to check on the other more fluid clandestines; see
KOREA SOUTH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6045, Oct 8 at 1317, amid all the South/North
Korean jumbling, also Korean? talk and music mix here no jamming
audible; one station or two? Aoki shows:
``6045 1200-1458 TJK National Unity Radio Kor Dushanbe-Ya 1-7``
Dushanbe sunset 1258 UT, so possible grayline but would not expect
this much signal from Tajikistan rather than E Asia. Ron Howard
replies, ``Yes, after 1200+, I normally have strong reception of
National Unity Radio. Some days with strong jamming. Ron`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. Seems Voice of the People, and Echo of Hope
are shifting frequencies, mostly by 5 kHz, from one day to the next to
keep the NK jammers alert. My observations October 8 at 1316-1326:

VOP: 3480 not 3485; 3910; 6600 not 6595.
EOH/VOH: 3985 but a JBA carrier on 3990; 4890 not 4885; 5995 not 5990
but a JBA carrier on 5990; 6350 not 6348; and at 1356, 9105 not 9100.
I could also hear noise jamming on: 6350, 6600, 3985, 3910. Note that
4890 was NBC PNG`s flagship frequency should they ever reactivate.

Ron Howard had already posted to WOR iog a few hours earlier Oct 8:

``Voice of the People, at 1046+: 3910 // 3480 // 3935 // 4450 // 6525
// 6600.
Echo of Hope - VOH, at 1042+: 3985 // 4890 // 5995 // 6255 // 6350 //
9105. Ron``

He has also had much better reception of 9105: ``Hi Glenn, Interesting
to note the difference between your location and mine regarding 9105
reception. My audio today of 9105
http://bit.ly/2IxZ9Up
At the start and end of the language lesson English/Chinese/Korean?),
a singing jingle ("When we arrive, the party will come alive").``

Then Wolfgang Bueschel replied to Ron: ``KOREAs TRACED Oct 8th in
Hiroshima and Tokyo SDR's, 1430-1500 UT mostly scratch noise jamming

Voice of the People, at 1046+: 3910 // 3480 // 3935 // 4450 // 6525 //
6600:
3479.987 S=9+40dB BUBBLE jamming type instead.
3909.965 S=9+45dB
3934.990 S=9+40dB NOT JAMMED !
4449.946 S=9+35dB two peak strings visible.
4450even S=9+40dB
6506 to 6522 kHz wideband jamming range.
6524.976 S=9+15dB NOT JAMMED !
6600even S=9+5dB

Echo of Hope - VOH, at 1042+: 3985 // 4890 // 5995 // 6255 // 6350 //
9105:
3985.011 S=9+40dB
4890.003 S=9+10dB NOT JAMMED !
5982 to 6025 kHz wideband JAMMING range
(5995 kHz EoH - VoH not on air 1445 UT)
6246 to 6252 kHz wideband JAMMING range
6255even S=9+5dB EoH - VoH instead !
6350.036 S=9+15dB
9104.998 S=6, 16 x 50 Hertz distance strings either sideband.
73 wolfie df5sx`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2097.3, Oct 8 at 0600, no signal detected from beacon A,
which used to ID in CW every dekasecond from anywhere but Quartzsite
AZ; nor some previous recent chex, as it always used to penetrate even
noisy nightpaths. Is anyone still hearing it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2002 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday October
8 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, S9-S8. Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475 & 5830, Oct 7 at 2057, WTWW-1 on neither possible
frequency; a while ago noted 9475 back on but unlogged. Extremely
irregular, more off than on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, UT Tue Oct 8 at 0557, S5-S7 of dead air from WWCR,
which seems to happen more often on Tuesdays; about the same level as
modulated 5935. Others: 4840 & 3215 both VG, the latter somewhat
undermodulated BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3325, Oct 8 at 1326, S5-S7 of dead air; should be enough
signal to detect modulation if any; more likely Indonesia`s English
hour than Bougainville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5984.73, Oct 8 before 0100, JBA carrier, cuts off and on
as I measure it. Maybe something local; only 5985 scheduled at this
time is Myanmar, already a sessquihour after sunrise there (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1644 UT October 8

Glenn Hauser logs October 6-7, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 341 kHz, Oct 7 at 0628 UT, dash and YYU NDB ID, 500 watts
from Kapuskasing, Ontario, may be the final time I log it since
http://dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm
reminds us in red YYU is one of those TO BE DECOMMISSIONED 2019-10-10.
I wonder how much the Kapuskasingers will miss it? No sign of Enid`s
only beacon EI on 341, not that its weak 25 watts were an obstacle.
See also USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 7 at 1439 and 1601 chex, no signal from CHR.
Propagation is fine, with WINB-DRM on 15115-15125 and CHU on 14670.
Either it broke down completely, or someone at Trenton Military
finally noticed it was totally out of order with ``no report
received`` from everywhere, and distorted modulation. EiBi shows sked
as 1010-2400 on 15034 and 2310-1100 on 6754, which implies two
transmitters but I was hearing exactly the same distortion on 6754;
maybe the nominal overlap allowed for variability in QSY times.
Presumably supposed to be continuous unlike civilian Gander Radio.
Will CHR be repaired and resume receiving reports? For years it has
been remarkably unreliable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Oct 7 at 0614, no signal from Radio Rebelde which is
normally 24h. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13632 & 13767 approx., Oct 7 at 1354, only traces of RHC
spurblobs at first order from 13700; fortunately nothing on second
order to QRM 13565 K6FRC, see USA. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, Oct 7 at 1434, CRI Plus English relay is S9+10 but
suptorted modulation. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 15715, Monday Oct 7 at 1357, music and Chinese talk, like
CRI might do at this hourpart, VP S3-S6, but no, soon recognizable
with gospel harmony, AWR English ID and theme, Voice of Hope, also IDs
in French, German (? fade), Italian, English website, next program in
Mandarin, and into that. First expected to be from KSDA or somewhere
in Asia, yet zero signal from e.g. 15575 South Korea to North America.
No, this is 250 kW, 75 degrees from Nauen at 1300-1330 only, in Cmn on
weekdays, Uighur on weekends! Hmm, would the ChiCom be less likely to
persecute and brainwash Adventist Uyghurs (how many?) than Moslem
ones?? It might pay to pretend to be Christian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 9105, Oct 7 at 1435, JBA carrier here instead of 9100
as I start my 9 MHz bandscan --- I bet it`s Echo of Hope in another
5-kHz shift. Yes, Ron Howard has just reported on this and all the
others to the WOR iogroup:

``On Oct 7, with some changes in the clandestine frequencies.
Voice of the People, at 1044+:
3910 (ex 3905).
3480 (ex 3475).
New 3935 (ex 3930).
4450, no change.
New 6525 (ex 6520).
6600 (ex 6595).

Echo of Hope - VOH, at 1050+:
3985 (ex 3980).
New 4890 (ex 4885).
5995 (ex 5990).
New 6255 (ex 6250). My audio of the news, at http://bit.ly/30PvImZ
6350 (ex 6348)
New 9105 (ex 9100).
(Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA, Etón E1, antenna: 100' long
wire, WOR iog via DXLD)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, Oct 6 at 1846-1852 UT at least, dead air from KUCO
Edmond/OKC, vs occasional breakthrus of modulating KHCC Radio Kansas,
Hutchinson (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 341 kHz, Oct 7 at 1323 UT almost an hour after 1232 sunrise,
OIN is the only beacon audible on 341, no sign at this hour of YYU in
Kapuskasing; see CANADA. OIN is 25 watts from Oberlin KS.

No sign either of Enid`s only beacon EI on 341 from Woodring Airport
(which has a brand-new manager, terminal building and runways being
refurbished as Vance AFB also uses it), not that its weak 25 watts
were an obstacle. There are plenty more 341s as yet unheard from
Alaska, Greenland, Canada, Mexico and all over Lower 48.

I tend to check 341 first on ``LW`` beaconscans. Other regulars nearby
are 350 RG from Will RoGers WA in OKC; 255 SW Stillwater; and 515 PN
Ponca City which is strongest of all, tho listed only minimum power of
25 watts (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 395 kHz, Oct 7 at 1324, ND beacon CA, which is 25 watts from
Newton-Harvs KS. What is Harvs? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565, Oct 7 at 1353, K6FRC beacon from CA audible again
today after a long spell; sudden new spurt of activity, or suddenly
favorable propagation? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2002 monitoring: confirmed, Sunday
October 6 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, S7-S9.

Also confirmed UT Monday October 7 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S7-S9, after
usual Rudy Espinal ID, but then Bob Zanotti tried to ID again, but I
cut him off; sorry, Bob! Much stronger S9+10/20 on // WRMI 9395.

Also confirmed UT Mon Oct 7 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, JBA here, better R4
on UTwente SDR in Holland (and by now 9395 not with WOR has faded out
completely to here; SID?)

Also confirmed UT Mon Oct 7 from 0301:03 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5129.977,
noisy S8-S9; also JBA via UTwente SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon Oct 7 at 0330 on WRMI webcast, but it`s horribly
distorted! While 9955 is inaudible. Next:

1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

This report dispatched at 1626 UT Oct 7

DX Listening Digest 19-39 Sept 26 downloadable

Glenn Hauser
 

DX Listening Digest 19-39 is available as of 0500 UT October 7
but contents have not yet been compiled. A formal notice
will be resent when that be complete

https://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
https://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1939.txt
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxld1939.txt

73, Glenn

Glenn Hauser logs October 5-6, 2019 [MORE]

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 6 at 1350, CHR Trenton Military is still
distorted and ``no report received`` from anywhere, for at least the
third day in a row (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565, Oct 6 at 1348, HIFER beacon K6FRC with continuous CW
IDs, 100% copy. First time heard since April 22, despite virtually
daily tunes-across the 13550-13570 band; nor any other such beacons.
Are they all inactive or just not propagating? And has K6FRC been
running all the time, as is the point of being a beacon? K6FRC lux out
as today there are no RHC-FM spurs as one typically blotches around
here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2002 monitoring October 5: Noel R Green
reports: ``0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW --- a better
signal today, peaking to S7 at times with deep fades. I could copy
some of the audio but the rest was lost in local noise. The signal
appeared to deteriorate towards the end of the broadcast when only
voice could be heard but not understood.

1430 UT Saturday, HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW --- there is definitely
an audible signal today peaking to about S6 and easy to tell it's
Glenn`s voice. But only an occasional word can be understood in the
noise level. There's no QRM from either side.
Noel R.Green [NW England].``

Good; another Romanian transmitter outage; long may it continue gone
from 9490! Glad our two English monitors were tuned, since I missed
checking Sat 1430 on 9485 via UTwente or other remotes. Alan Gale:

``Hi Glenn, World of Radio is coming in well on 9485 kHz at the moment
(1440 UT), probably because there is no sign of the Romanian station
on 9490, and no splatter. Post Equinox propagation is probably a
factor as well, as I couldn't find any sign of HLR on the SDRs in
Finland and Sweden, but it's certainly making it to the
north west of England today. A short mp3 file is attached. Alan``

I also missed checking WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, until 0345 UT Sunday
October 6 when they were in ham news, so I trust WOR had just finished
from nominal 0315 start.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, World of Radio#2002 via
Hamburger Lokalradio, October 6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OBziVx8hgA&feature=youtu.be
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/10/world-of-radio2002-via-hamburger_6.html
1031-1100 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sun CUSB, weak``

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 6160v? 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 to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

[Unique Radio times are staying on UT altho NSW is now on DST; and
frequency usage clarified, subject to change]

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

** U S A. 820, Sunday Oct 6 at 0606 UT, WBAP starting `Red Eye Radio`,
but horrible mixture of another `Red Eye Radio` far out of synch,
maybe half a minute apart. At first thought flagship WBAP had its
wires crossed with double audio feed, but it keeps going and I soon
find it is really another signal by DF. As recently reported, WWBA
Largo FL on 820 has been running 50 kW at night and QRMing WBAP all
over the continent, but format had been C&W music. Has it flipped
formats, or is hybrid with both depending on time?

This is hardly a new situation. See my log from *2013* ---

``820, Oct 7 at 0607 UT, Redeye Radio from WBAP has a slight reverb
echo on it, especially when nulled, no doubt from other 820 affiliate,
WWBA in Largo FL, 50/1 kW. I wonder if they make an effort to
synchronize, compensating for a satellite delay to FL from originating
TX, minimizing echo which could be a lot worse between them than here
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

Guess what, WWBA is still/again listed as an RER affiliate:
http://www.redeyeradioshow.com/red-eye-radio-affiliates/
And there is one other 820, WGGM Chester VA -- now WNTW, U4 10/1 kW
which we may safely disregard.

RER affiliate list does link to WWBA website:
https://www.newstalkflorida.com/

But no program schedule and a direct link I had in an old log is 404.
Current site does have Listen linx to WIXC 1060 and WWBA 820. Checked
at 1516 Oct 6, WWBA is talking a Dave Ramsey commercial, not C&W.

Also, altho recently reported in DX News as if something new, Terry
Krueger mentioned over two years ago in Sept 2017, that WWBA and WHBO
were diplexed close to his then location in Clearwater.

See DXLD 15-02, for my previous log of WWBA vs WBAP, Jan 9, 2015:
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1502.txt
And 15-01 as of Jan 6, 2015, under unID:
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1501.txt
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1280, Oct 6 at 1342 UT, KSOK Arkansas City KS finishing one
of my favorite tunes, ``Jump``, ID only as ``103-3 The Mixx`` (but
pronounced as if only one X) and a rap version of Jump, not favorite.
No mention of AM frequency! Wow, my radio is somehow picking up an FM
station on AM! Seriously, KSOK is now sounding like full-power 1 kW
and also at full daytime groundwave check 1640 UT. It may have been
fixed for a few days, but this updates my last report that they were
QRP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. RF 31, KDCU-DT, Derby/Wichita KS, 0437-0500+ UT Oct 6,
surprisingly starts coming in due to level-3 tropo over Wichita into
central MO, altho Enid is just outside the edge of level 1 on the
Hepburn predixion map. Also on the edge is KDCU reception, providing
lots of nice DTV breakup art I have photographed and will eventually
add to my gallery, during Univisión programming. Other signals:

RF 45, KSNW ``3`` is still here, not repacked; also Bad signals on 8,
28 and 35. 8 and 35 fit for Wichita market, but 28?

W9WI.com shows KWKD-LP, 15 kW DTV CP for Daystar in Wichita, virtually
38, but which has been LICensed already on 28 as 8.8 kW analog (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1706 UT October 6

Glenn Hauser logs October 5-6, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS
updated as of October 6

http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 5 at 1343, like yesterday, CHR Trenton
Military continues asserting robotically, ``no report received`` as it
calls the roll of all the airports. When this happen, you can be sure
the problem is at the CHR end, not at every airport. And still
overmodulated/distorted.

6754-USB, Oct 6 at 0016, exactly same situation on night frequency
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 1620, Oct 6 at 0046, music I figure is Radio Rebelde,
immediately confirmed by // 5025 but latter is distorted, so better on
1620 despite some CCI and fading. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9610-9670, Oct 5 at 1420, is the range of buzz field out of
9640 RHC, worse closer in. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760 // 15140, Oct 5 at 1801, RHC opening choking Arabic on
both frequencies. 11760 is supposed to retire to a siesta at 18-21.
Something`s always wrong at RHC.

Maybe 11760 kept right going since at 2039 recheck it`s on in
Portuguese; and 15370 in Arabic, which is now supposed to be in
Portuguese following Arabic at 2000. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. 6180, Oct 6 at 0026, VP talk in English
and music bits like CRI 6020 via ALBANIA. RNA BRAZIL has stayed on
11780 tonight with a VG signal, but on 6180, CRI aimed south for South
Asian mornings would hardly conflict. Remember the Uyghurs being
brainwashed since this is from Kashgar scheduled 2300-0200 in English,
100 kW at 173 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5935 // 6040, Sat Oct 5 at 1332, VP talk in
presumed Korean as scheduled from Shiokaze. Ron Howard is concerned
about 5935 clashing with Tibet, but out here we only get a bit of JSR
from Japan. This pair may last the rest of October before another
shuffle in total disregard of other stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, Oct 5 at 0014, unID pirate with classic
rock tunes, S7-S8. 0028 finally an announcement yelling ``Countdown``
a few times, and apparently off by 0029. Also unID for everyone else:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,58844.0.html
but one thinx the final voice was Wolfman Jack (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1520, Oct 6 at 0040 UT, dead air from KOKC (not KYND),
allowing cheater KOLM MN (see USA) to be heard more easily until KOKC
suddenly comes to life at 0100 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Re: ``RF 17, Oct 2 and always, the latest
reboot a few weeks ago of K17JN-D Enid has kept it on the air with no
further tech problems, except it is permanently IDing falsely: ``DTV
41-1 KCYH-LD``! Are such false IDs a fineable offense?``

Doug Smith, of W9WI.com replies Oct 4 on the WTFDA Forum:

``Certainly a false ID is a potentially fineable offense BUT...

- The FCC doesn't really care what call letters you transmit during
the hour, as long as you transmit the right ones at least once (for a
LPTV station that isn't rebroadcasting something else, the city is
also required - so "KCYH-LD" is not a legal ID even for KCYH-LD).
- For TV stations, the legal ID may be either aural or visual. If the
Enid station is announcing "K17JN-D Enid" aurally at least once an
hour, they're legal even if the only call letters that ever show up on
the screen are KCYH-LD. [doubt there are any audio IDs --- gh]
- There's nothing in the rules about the call letters in the PSIP
metadata. As you may have noticed, most Ion stations just say "Ion",
but they also superimpose their call letters over the video. That is
of course perfectly legal.
- LPTV stations may be identified in Morse Code in a way that's not
audible or visible on an ordinary TV. I am not 100% certain that
method works for digital stations -- but it might.*
- You have to do something pretty egregious to get fined these days.
If you have a license, and your EAS gear and tower lights work, and
you don't lie to the Commission about being on the air, you're
probably not going to get fined.

So it's very possible K17JN is totally legal. And even if it isn't,
they probably don't have anything to worry about.

* I'm certain it would work to identify the station. I am not certain
it wouldn't cause TV sets to "lose lock" for the duration of the ID.
Although the ID would take less than five seconds and maybe operators
would be willing to accept the loss of lock?

Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View, TN EM66
http://www.w9wi.com

And about Nexstar acquiring KFOR:

Quote Originally Posted by Glen[n] Hauser:
``Isn`t this entirely too much media ownership concentration?``

Doug replies:

``The regulation is generally no more than two stations in a market,
of which one must not be among the four most highly-viewed stations
(generally, you can own a major-network affiliate and an
independent).

That's been slightly relaxed, in that it's now possible in certain
circumstances to own two of the four most highly-viewed stations. The
ABC and NBC stations in Sioux Falls, South Dakota are now
co-owned.

Note that the airing of more than one major network on subchannels of
the same station is unquestionably permissible.

There are no limits for multiple ownership across the country. If you
can afford to buy a TV station in every market, the FCC will let you
do it.

I don't mean to argue that regulation is, or is not, a good idea, but
that's what the regulation is.``

Re: ``Here`s their station roster and a map including KFOR in OKC as
market rank 45 (rabbitears.info has had it at only 50).
https://www.nexstar.tv/stations/
How can such smaller cities as Harrisburg PA, Spartanburg SC, outrank
OKC??? Hagerstown MD is #6??? One of the largest cities, San Diego CA
is #29??``

Doug explains:

``RabbitEars uses its own method to designate market areas. Nielsen's
DMA system is copyrighted and other entities (not RabbitEars) have
been asked to cease and desist in using them.

Since the RabbitEars algorithm is different, it yields different
results -- and more areas.

Note that on the Nexstar page, both Hagerstown and Washington show up
as DMA #6. Hagerstown is part of the Washington DMA.

Harrisburg --- may be the central city of the market, but the market
also includes Lebanon, Lancaster, York, and a bunch of smaller cities.
Similarly, Spartanburg also includes Greenville, Anderson, and
Asheville NC.

San Diego "suffers" from being "hemmed in" by the ocean, the desert,
Mexico (DMAs only include viewers in the U.S.), and Camp Pendleton
(imagine what your drill instructor would do if you tried to watch TV
while on duty). San Diego itself may be the 8th largest city in the
U.S., but there aren't as many significant suburbs & satellite cities
as in places like Minneapolis, Denver, and Cleveland.

Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View, TN EM66
http://www.w9wi.com``
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1860-AM, Oct 6 anout 0315 UT, WA0RCR MO, should start
airing WORLD OF RADIO 2002; check it out in N America (gh)

** U S A. 5800+, Oct 5 at 0018, JBA music, presumed the mystery WRMI
transmitter, not // 5950 or 9395 which are in French with weekly RFPI.
5010 is also still on, closer to on-frequency, so 5800 & 5010 are not
the same transmitter as someone suggested, altho both are registered
at same 181 azimuth (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490+, UT Sun Oct 6 at 0031, WBCQ is playing back last
week`s `AAAWWW` when they were axually there, as he, a ``man of
science`` was poo-pooing ``climate change madness``. So what happened
to the `Mitch & Kathy Show` scheduled this hour? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 820, Oct 6 at 0055 UT, inspired by 1520 KOLM cheating, I
check WBAP and find it still has considerable unusual CCI from some
music, then talk, 0101 WWBA ID mixing with WBAP, so WWBA Largo FL
continues to run 50 kW day power at night, as first IDed here Sept 30.
WHBO 1040 has moved on to diplex with the WWBA site, which may have
something to do with this anomaly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 1520, Oct 6 at 0040 UT, KOKC OKC is in dead air during
prime(?) time which continues until modulation suddenly blasts on at
0100. Altho we should be in the semi-local coverage area of a 10/10 ND
station even as STA, KOKC almost always has QRM here at night, and now
I hear more easily some baseball talk, even better when aiming NNE
and/or nulling KOKC. Barely squeaking in an ID before KOKC resumes, at
0059 UT ``Powered by CBS Sports Radio, 1520 The Ticket, KOLM,
Rochester``. This is no 800 watts aimed from MN slightly east of
north, as licensed at night rather than 10000 watts day,
non-direxional.

During Critical Hours, 2 hours before sunset, and 2 hours after
sunrise, KOLM may legally run 10 kW, but on a direxional beam with a
broad lobe toward the NW. FWIW, clearly nothing at all, in Oct
official SS/SR times are 2330-1230 UT (Nov: 2245-1300 UT).

KOLM has been cheating for years, and I will not accept excuses that
they have an automation or remote-control problem. Every station is
responsible for adhering to its licensed parameters, even if someone
has to run the transmitter manually; negligence, if that`s what this
is, effectively amounts to cheating which just happens to greatly
improve its local-area night coverage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9800.68-USB, Oct 6 at 0038, VP 2-way in Spanish,
whistling; vs JBA AM carrier on 9800.0 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13857-USB, Oct 5 at 1342, 2-way in Spanish (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0317 UT Oct 6