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Glenn Hauser logs February 25-26, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CRIMEA. Re RCV on 5916-CW, derivation of ``-opol'`` place names,
Jimmy James answers: ``"-opol" ending means "city" --- it is from the
Greek "polis". That's because those cities on the border of the Black
Sea in Crimea area were founded by ancient Greeks. (same as
"Constantinople" = the city of Constantin ([emperor)). Thx.``

And from Arthur Pozner: ``Just about all Crimean and many other Black
Sea towns used to be ancient Greek colonies long ago. Modern names
were given during the Russian expansion after a series of wars with
the Ottoman Empire: Sebasto-polis. Simfero-polis etc. Even some cities
in Ukraine have a similar history. Melitopol, Ternopol, Mariupol,
Nikopol and others.`` --- I should have thought of that (Glenn Hauser,
WOR)

** CUBA. 13772-trace, 13628/13627 best S7-S9 with F# tones, 13556 S5,
13485-trace, 13414-trace vs CODAR, Feb 25 at 1453, extremely distorted
spurblobs out of 13700-AM at 71-73 kHz intervals; should have been
more on the plus side, undiscovered. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2075)

** CUBA. 15700, Feb 25 at 1531, China Plus relay is S9/+10 but JBM;
something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF
RADIO 2075)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2074 monitoring: missed checking
final scheduled repeat on WRMI, UT Thu Feb 25 at 0130 on 5010: did
anyone hear it?

WORLD OF RADIO 2075 contents: Algeria, Brasil, Canada, China and non,
Crimea, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia non, France, Hong Kong and non, India,
Korea South, Mali, Perú, Sweden, Taiwan and non, USA, Vanuatu,
unidentified 2960-; propagation outlook

WOR 2075 is available as of 0112 UT Friday February 26, 2021
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2075.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2075.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

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

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

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

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

First broadcasts confirmed UT Friday February 26 at 0130 on WRMIs, hot
off the press uploaded to System F server with minutes to spare: 5850
VG direct; 7780 unusually inaudible at UTwente SDR - K index 3, SF 80;
but making it very well as far as Maine Kiwi, S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. 1509.84, Feb 26 at 0307 UT, no signal, no het against
1510.00 stations from KCTE Independence MO, 10 kW daytimer either off
the air or not off-frequency; mainly hear a classic rocker mixing with
a talker, one of them at 0359 recheck being Nashville`s WLAC with
diminished power. To be sure, I check the same and only Kansas City
Kiwi where I confirmed KCTE overtime and underfrequency two nights
ago, and yes, no sign of it now there either.

Did Union Broadcasting get religion, fix it forever following the
negative publicity I gave them about their flaws being so obvious not
only to Oklahoma, but Scandinavia? Chat fance. QRX for resumption of
decade+long, if sporadic escapes from required parameters. Also I
mention on this week`s WOR 2075. At least, KGBC Galveston is still
LAHing below 1540. And I bet KCTE still be askew in the otherwise
legal daytime. Licensed SR/SS span in February: 1315-2400 UT; March:
1230-2430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0537 UT February 26


Glenn Hauser logs February +24, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** BRAZIL. Immediately after posting last log, Chris Mackerell, NZ
explains why RNA DRM is no longer making it to Bonaire: ``Change of
antenna beam. Good decoding here in New Zealand from 0400 UTC onwards.
Not 100% but some nice audio at times, and the Journaline news service
decodes. 73 Chris, Marahau, New Zealand`` --- Viz.:

``22 Feb --- In Brazil DRM on SW Being Redirected to the Populous
South-Central Part --- The Brazilian DRM shortwave transmission at
11910 kHz is now using an antenna that provides coverage for the
south-central part of the country.`` Plus the usual DRM hype:
https://www.drm.org/in-brazil-drm-on-sw-being-redirected-to-the-populous-south-central-part/
So now maybe some of the Brazilian SDRs are getting it sufficiently.
But, but, what about the dear Amazon, where DRM is so very much
needed? O wait, where were the receivers among the tribes? Is it still
carrying the Brasília 96.1 music FM channel?

Ivo Ivanov replies: ``Very good signal with decoding February 24 at
0550 UT on 11910 kHz via SDR São Bernardo do Campo, Brasil``.

So Feb 24 at 2356 I also check the SBC SDR and find an S8 signal but
solid decode of MPB and ID, 18+ dB SNR and 12.52 kbps, also headlines.
Distance 892 km = 554 stmi to SSE (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

*** CUBA. 13765 approx., S9 FMish RHC spurblob with F# tone, Feb 24 at
1517, also circa 13836, 13634, 13566, first- and second-orders out of
13700-AM at about 65 kHz intervals. Something`s always wrong at RHC. I
continue to be amazed that everyone else seems to ignore these. RHC
does not deserve a pass for constantly messing up our spectrum (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Feb 24 at 1852, RHC mentioning that today is 60th
anniversary of first ``Onda Corta Experimental Cubana``, leading up to
RHC inauguration officially on Mayday. I`ve read some dispute that it
axually started a few weeks earlier. Something`s always wrong at RHC.
Must be the most self-congratulatory of SW stations. It`s always
something (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY [non]. Re 15215, Feb 21 at 1600-1658: ``On Sun, Feb 21,
2021 at 10:58 AM, Glenn Hauser wrote: `I assume Richard Langley or
someone will archive the entire hour for more convenient hoering.`

Finally archived here:
https://shortwavearchive.com/archive/radio-mrang-february-21-2021
and here:

https://archive.org/details/radio-oomrang-15.215-mhz-21-february-2021-1600-utc
-- Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, Feb 24, WOR)

** SWAZILAND [and non]. 11780, Feb 24 at 1523, S7-S9 in HOA language,
certainly not Brasil which maybe is breaking at midday; TWR music-box
IS once and off by 1530*. It`s their Somali service at 1500-1530,
extended to 1545 weekends. Not much else TA of note on band, but
11705, Tamazuj via Madagascar (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) a.k.a. ESWATINI

** U S A. 17700, Feb 24 at 1848, S7-S9 of open carrier, VOA Grimesland
already, prior to 1900-2000 French; do they really need to waste so
many kWh warming up? Taxpayers want to know. Hey, why not warm up with
a least a fragment of VOA English modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2074 monitoring: confirmed
Wednesday February 24 at 2100 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10 into Virginia SDR
but local noise bothers.

Also confirmed Wed Feb 24 from 2200:30 on WBCQ 7490.194v, S8 via
Missouri SDR.

Also confirmed Wed Feb 24 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, S8-S9 into Bonaire SDR
but rather heavy pulse jamming; at 2328 check, S6-S8 but better S/N
ratio into SJ Campo, Brasil SDR. Next, and last:

0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Joe Caberlin, Port Colborne, Ontario for some
spare Canadian and US$ to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702,
USA

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

Next WOR 2075 should be ready early UT Friday Feb 26 for first
broadcasts on WRMI 5850, 7780 at 0130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0018 UT February 25


Re: Glenn Hauser logs February 23-24, 2021

Jimmy James
 

"-opol" ending means "city"...it is from the Greek "polis". That's because those cities on the border of the Black Sea in Crimea area were founded by ancient Greeks. (same as "Constantinople" = the city of Constantin ([emperor)). Thx.

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 12:25:07 a.m. EST, Glenn Hauser via groups.io <wghauser@...> wrote:


** BRAZIL. 11905-11910-11915, Feb 24 at 0338 and earlier chex this
hour, RNA DRM noise JBA via Bonaire SDR, but waterfall shows it`s
there as the SSOB and virtually the OSOB on 25m. Only S5 and will not
even start to decode partially. Is it propagation, or a reduxion in
parameters? Was not getting it last night either (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CRIMEA. 5916.0-CW, Feb 24 at 0313, bandscanning 49/50 mb via TWR
Bonaire SDR, I hit upon some automated CW here QRMing weak broadcast
music station on 5915.0, presumably Zambia. Never caught an ID but may
have been one a few minutes later when switched to hand-keyed? EiBi
has the answer: Russian navy, RCV, 24 hours from se site for SE
Europe, i.e. ``Sevastopol 44N56-34E28``, which is really in Crimea,
its major port, not Russia; and in both Ukrainian and Russian the name
ends with a soft-sign, so append that apostrophe! Sevastopol`. It`s
the largest city in Krim, and not to be confused with the
second-largest but capital, Simferopol`, which used to host
(disinformation?) a R. Moscow transmitter site. And what does the
-opol` suffix mean?

BTW, I can`t help but notice that this Bonaire KiwiSDR altho above
average in most respects, suffers from some local noise blobs
especially on this band, which I find peaking roughly 15 kHz wide,
like 5812-5827, 5876-5885, 5942-5958, 6010-6025, 6076-6091, 6140-6155,
i.e.. about 65 kHz intervals (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Feb 23 at 1539, RHC is S9 fading to S1 but just barely
modulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13836 S2 F# tone, 13768 best, 13633 S3, Feb 23 at 1540,
spurblobs out of 13700-AM which is S8-S9 but JBM like 15140, ending
`Sonido Cubano` music show. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13680, Feb 24 at 0006 and still 0020, Spanish is still on
despite European service supposed to run 2100-2400* only per EiBi, and
so it`s // 13740, nominally 2200-0500 for S America; but both VG
signals here. Something`s always wrong at RHC. I was checking 13750
for R. Thailand English to North America, but ha2, JBA as always
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2074 monitoring; next:
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday  WRMI 5010 to S

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Joe Caberlin, Port Colborne, Ontario for some
spare Canadian and US$ to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702,
USA

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

** U S A. 1509.837 approx., Feb 24 at 0159 UT, big het tuned to
1510-AM, no doubt caused by KCTE Independence MO, as discussed at
length last time, which thinx it`s OK to be a daytimer at night and
off-frequency to boot? Well, yes, if it weren`t OK, the FCC would have
caught and fined them multiple times in the past decade, right? This
time I get the frequency by zero-beating (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1539.96 approx., Feb 24 at 0250 UT, usual low audible het to
1540.0 stations such as KXEL. Not as bad/off as KCTE three channels
lower, but just as obvious and persistent, altho not always,  KGBC
Galveston TX per numerous previous logs; no idea about current format
as this be its DX claim to fame (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Marginal tropo enhancement around here to Wichita KS, tnx to
big warmup, Enid hi predicted 71F today Feb 23 after deepfreeze last
week. Less than 200 km, to broken antenna starting at 1626 UT, I get
lots of BAD signals mostly correlating with Wichita area: RF 10, 12,
20, 21, 22, 26, 28, 30, 34; and two decoding, lineups all matching
rabbitears.info:

RF 15 [tnx to prolonged absence of KTBO OKC]:
3-1, KSNW-DT with NBC Today
3-2, T`Mundo [=Telemundo with an apostrophe]
3-3, ION [for now]
3-4, TCN [True Crime Network]

RF 31, CoL Derby KS
31-1, KDCU-DT [Spanish, = Derby, Cansas, Univision]
31-2, Grit
31-3, Escape [lower right bug: Mystery]
31-4, Laff
31-5, Court
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0525 UT February 24






Glenn Hauser logs February 23-24, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** BRAZIL. 11905-11910-11915, Feb 24 at 0338 and earlier chex this
hour, RNA DRM noise JBA via Bonaire SDR, but waterfall shows it`s
there as the SSOB and virtually the OSOB on 25m. Only S5 and will not
even start to decode partially. Is it propagation, or a reduxion in
parameters? Was not getting it last night either (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CRIMEA. 5916.0-CW, Feb 24 at 0313, bandscanning 49/50 mb via TWR
Bonaire SDR, I hit upon some automated CW here QRMing weak broadcast
music station on 5915.0, presumably Zambia. Never caught an ID but may
have been one a few minutes later when switched to hand-keyed? EiBi
has the answer: Russian navy, RCV, 24 hours from se site for SE
Europe, i.e. ``Sevastopol 44N56-34E28``, which is really in Crimea,
its major port, not Russia; and in both Ukrainian and Russian the name
ends with a soft-sign, so append that apostrophe! Sevastopol`. It`s
the largest city in Krim, and not to be confused with the
second-largest but capital, Simferopol`, which used to host
(disinformation?) a R. Moscow transmitter site. And what does the
-opol` suffix mean?

BTW, I can`t help but notice that this Bonaire KiwiSDR altho above
average in most respects, suffers from some local noise blobs
especially on this band, which I find peaking roughly 15 kHz wide,
like 5812-5827, 5876-5885, 5942-5958, 6010-6025, 6076-6091, 6140-6155,
i.e.. about 65 kHz intervals (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Feb 23 at 1539, RHC is S9 fading to S1 but just barely
modulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13836 S2 F# tone, 13768 best, 13633 S3, Feb 23 at 1540,
spurblobs out of 13700-AM which is S8-S9 but JBM like 15140, ending
`Sonido Cubano` music show. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13680, Feb 24 at 0006 and still 0020, Spanish is still on
despite European service supposed to run 2100-2400* only per EiBi, and
so it`s // 13740, nominally 2200-0500 for S America; but both VG
signals here. Something`s always wrong at RHC. I was checking 13750
for R. Thailand English to North America, but ha2, JBA as always
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2074 monitoring; next:
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Joe Caberlin, Port Colborne, Ontario for some
spare Canadian and US$ to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702,
USA

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

** U S A. 1509.837 approx., Feb 24 at 0159 UT, big het tuned to
1510-AM, no doubt caused by KCTE Independence MO, as discussed at
length last time, which thinx it`s OK to be a daytimer at night and
off-frequency to boot? Well, yes, if it weren`t OK, the FCC would have
caught and fined them multiple times in the past decade, right? This
time I get the frequency by zero-beating (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1539.96 approx., Feb 24 at 0250 UT, usual low audible het to
1540.0 stations such as KXEL. Not as bad/off as KCTE three channels
lower, but just as obvious and persistent, altho not always, KGBC
Galveston TX per numerous previous logs; no idea about current format
as this be its DX claim to fame (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Marginal tropo enhancement around here to Wichita KS, tnx to
big warmup, Enid hi predicted 71F today Feb 23 after deepfreeze last
week. Less than 200 km, to broken antenna starting at 1626 UT, I get
lots of BAD signals mostly correlating with Wichita area: RF 10, 12,
20, 21, 22, 26, 28, 30, 34; and two decoding, lineups all matching
rabbitears.info:

RF 15 [tnx to prolonged absence of KTBO OKC]:
3-1, KSNW-DT with NBC Today
3-2, T`Mundo [=Telemundo with an apostrophe]
3-3, ION [for now]
3-4, TCN [True Crime Network]

RF 31, CoL Derby KS
31-1, KDCU-DT [Spanish, = Derby, Cansas, Univision]
31-2, Grit
31-3, Escape [lower right bug: Mystery]
31-4, Laff
31-5, Court
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0525 UT February 24


FTIOM & UBMP, February 28-March 6

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, February 28-March 6:
This week, special guest Yunior Romero, leader of Yunior Romero y su Sello Cubano, helps us present music from his two albums.
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)
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0100-0200 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 1300-1400 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic/
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, February 28-March 6:
In episode 206, we present music from Uganda.
The transmissions take place:
1.Sunday 2300-0000 (6:00PM -7:00PM EST) 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: http://splatterbox.us/wbcq1
2. Tuesday 2000-2100 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
3. Saturday 0800-0900 UTC on Channel 292, 9670 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe with a directional booster aimed eastward.
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford



Glenn Hauser logs February 22-23, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 13568-trace, 13633, 13766 S7-S9, 13833, Feb 22 at 1524. FMish
spurblobs at 66-67 kHz intervals, with F# tone out of 13700-AM music;
something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13680, Feb 22 at 2110, S9+10/20 of dead air instead of
European service. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 5040, Feb 23 at 0309, is S7-S9 of dead air in Spanish;
something`s always wrong at RHC. But 6060 is Spanishing with rather
poor signal, while 9535 & 9650 are inaudible with K-index of 4 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5910, Feb 23 at 0316, CRI Plus in suptorted English relay at
S9/+30, but almost sufficient with volume up and close attention.
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. 6179.944, Feb 23 at 0311, S8-S9 of Aleluya hymn,
``Radiodifusora Cristiana Mundial presenta ---``, i.e. World Christian
Broadcasting, not the other TN station, and quite off-frequency. How
do you say ``worldwide`` in Spanish as opposed to merely ``world``?
Mundial already implies the greater -wide, and can`t be diminished as
an adjective (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2074 monitoring: confirmed Monday
February 22 until 1929:40 on IRRS 7290 Bulgaria, tuned in just in time
via UTwente SDR having missed the start which should have been close
to 1900:40; poor S6-S8 vs usual splash. Then I check the NW Ireland
SDR during `Feature Story News` which follows, better at that skip
distance S8-S9. Next:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Joe Caberlin, Port Colborne, Ontario for some
spare Canadian and US$ to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702,
USA

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

** U S A. 5800, Feb 22 at 0709, S9+20 of dead air. Got to be the
WRMI-10 transmitter still/again on for some reason, amid supposed
0430-2200 (Sat -1400) break. Meanwhile, the next WRMI transmitter,
#12, 5850, which is supposed to be on until 1400, is stronger S9+40
with TOMBS, as apropos for 315 vs 160 degraz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5890, Feb 23 at 0317, WWCR-4 with non-TOMBS gospel huxter
this hour but with buzz/frying sound, producing peaks around 3-4 kHz
plus and minus. May originate from programmer, E. C. Fulcher rather
than station but which does not filter it out (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1509.835V, Feb 22 at 2335 UT, following these reports in
this week`s mv-eko of the Arctic Radio Club:

``1510 16.2 2300 KCTE Independence MO. Seriously offset this evening
at 1509.8395. OJS/L = Odd-Jørgen Sagdahl, Trondheim, remote Loran C
(close to Berlevåg [NE tip of Norway] – 1000 meter 305 grader)

Oid/Tent Nordamerika --- 1510 17.2 0415 Tent KCTE Independence MO
stark med diverse ESPN-promos. 0346 några Missouri-reklamer så
tämligen IDad. Speciellt som den ligger väldigt snett precis som
tidigare gånger jag hört dem. Drygt 160 Hz lågt! Brummar fint mot
jämnstarka CO-stationen som ligger rätt. BOS``

Despite being much closer to KCTE, I check for such a
far-off-frequency; on the DX-398 in offset SSB compared to 1500 &
1520, there is a 1510-minus looping about NNE/SSW. On the R75 I refine
it to 1509.835 and slightly wavering het against the 1510.00 stations.
Rather than measuring it directly which is difficult with all the QRM,
I match the het pitch I am hearing in AM mode, with same pitch on
1-Hz-step tuning in LSB mode. Also rocking back and forth, 1509.835 is
very close to the center of the signal, give or take a few Hz.

Altho OJS heard it at 23 UT, I`m expecting to get it only until 2400*
which is the official FCC sunset time in February (March: 0030*), for
this 10 kW direxional *daytimer* with major lobes to NNE & SSW. Signal
gradually improves and by 2355 I make out an OSHA PSA and ESPN
mention, and if tuned up to 1510.000-LSB, the audio sounds skewed in
pitch as it should from a lower frequency centre. No ID at top of
hour, however, nor does it go off!

Soon obvious it`s amid play-by-play of silly basketball game. Still
there obvious with its het at 0005, 0021. At 0032 I switch to the
Kansas City SDR of KD4HSO and hear exactly the same het on a stronger
semi-local signal. SAM mode readouts a carrier offset of minus 162v
Hz, plus or minus 1 Hz, which is another very neat fit equivalent to
1509.838v. More BKB, still past 0100 with no ID, starting coverage of
``second half``. Of course, KCTE has FM translators, so why don`t they
turn off the AM as legally required to do? Obviously local sunset is
no barrier, as the other log above was at 0415 UT.

Axually, such extrahourity and offfrequenciness are nothing new for
KCTE; I probably had it Dec 8, 2018. This was also reported in *2014y*
along with corroboration from others:

``1509.8 approx., Feb 26 at 0649 UT, KCTE Independence MO for at least
the fourth night is on the air illegally after daytime with
sportstalk, and far out of frequency tolerance, big het upon poor
WLAC.``

The first report in my archive was on the +plus side from *2011y*, ten
years ago: ``1510+, KCTE Independence MO is still off-frequency
producing audible het against weaker stations, Feb 9 at 1416; ID at
1417. Taped the day before and then checked against a keyboard, close
to F# below middle C, i.e. circa 185 Hz above 1510 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)`` Now I wonder if I put it on the wrong side?

Strangely enough, current mwoffsets misses KCTE now and ago with only
an interim entry when it must have managed some accuracy as possible:
``1510,0002 KCTE (Independence MO)[-1510.0008] 1400-0200 2018-01-22``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0440 UT February 23


Glenn Hauser logs February 21-22, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 5040, UT Mon Feb 22 at 0240, RHC tropical, not in dead air,
managing to modulate for a change! So I can listen to `En Contacto`
which has just started, via Bonaire SDR. Main topic is generic info
about amateur satellites starting with OSCAR; a few QSLs on the air
and mention that ``Arnaldo Coro está nuevamente colaborando en el
programa``. I was listening to hear exactly what they said since
Claudio Galaz, Chile reported Coro was greeted on the previous airing
at 2344-2359 on 13740. So apparently Arnie is better; however he was
still missing from the closing credits. At 0252 onward to the medical
show (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY. Trying the weblink roger had provided for more Radio Amrum
programming at 1900-2030 Feb 21: stereo rock music at first, nothing
about Amrum and of course DJ in German only. 1911 finally something
about Amrum, 1915 mention nostalgie; 2025 again about Amrum (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2074 monitoring: confirmed Sunday February 21
from 2300:22 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6160v; first at 2257, IS & ID loop at
S7-S9 via KB0FX SDR; in SAM mode carrier offset at first varying
around minus 62 Hz, i.e. 6159.938, but at 2319 recheck it`s minus
70-76 Hz, i.e. 6159.927v. Maybe a warmup factor, drifting down slowly
and slightly? I guess the WBCQ skews are due to crystal control, hard
to grind precisely, rather than frequency synthesis.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 22 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG S9+20 direct.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 22 at 0230 on WRMI 5800, S9+20/30 to KB0FX;
and 7780, S9+20 to Virginia SDR, but unusually not making it at all to
UTwente with a K-index of 4 - which nonetheless is not producing
auroral cx on MW, e.g. WCCO 830 still in well. Also confirmed on WRN
web/satcast. Next:

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

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Joe Caberlin, Port Colborne, Ontario for some
spare Canadian and US$ to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702,
USA

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

** U S A. 9385, Feb 22 at 0020, WEWN English is unusually strong S9+20
with splash and artifacts down to 9375 especially around 9382.
Anything similar on the plus side obscured by 9395 WRMI (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. The #1 TV program I must never miss is `Sunday Morning`, on
CBS. When I first moved back to OK in the `90s, I discovered that the
CBS affiliate in OKC was not even airing it! Instead, gospel huxters:
after all, it`s --- Sunday morning. So I prevailed on a friend of mine
in Albuquerque to record and mail the tapes to me. Fortunately, KWTV
eventually started carrying it. Trouble is, the live airtime of 8-9:30
CT is unfortunately early for a night owl who would like to doze at
least until 9:00. Timer record? Yes, if you want to leave the cable
box and its spurs on all night; and KWTV cannot be depended on not to
shunt it to its substation KSBI if there be BREAKING NEWS or WEATHER.
Which meant I had to wake up by 8:00 to be sure to start the recording
on correct channel.

One week recently I did run the timer and got burned, so I had to go
after CBS SM on the website. As I reported at the time, it was
off-putting with rough interruptions for the same group of commercials
at every break. Even when started on time last week, my tape ran out
early so I had to get the last third from the website. Then I was
pleasantly surprised to find an adless stream which lasted only 62
minutes for the whole show and I could skip ahead to the last part I
had missed. So assuming that setup continue, I decide now to rely on
watching full episodes ASAP during following week at
https://www.cbsnews.com/sunday-morning/

OR NOT: now I find that altho there are clearly labeled linx to ``Full
Episode Feb 21``, you only get the first segment before it defaults to
``live`` CBSN. You have to keep going back to the SM page and clicking
anew on each segment, hoping not to miss anything altho they add up to
less than 62. OTOH one can easily skip occasional items about stupid
ballgames, which infested Superbowl Sunday. BTW, altho Suddenlink
cable provides many shows on demand from CBS and other networks, SM
has never been included (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2959.839, Feb 22 at 0349, JBA carrier unseems birdie,
again suspecting a second harmonic from a Latin American MW 1479.9195
but nothing that far off in mwoffsets (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0539 UT February 22


Glenn Hauser logs February 21, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 18134-USB, Feb 21 at 1842, VA7VOC ID as ``Voice of
Canada``, i.e. not RCI. Lots of bio and photos at:

VA7VOC Canada flag Canada
Rob Hatch, West Kelowna, British Columbia Canada
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/va7voc'
I get a few daytime intracontinental sigs on 18 MHz, but seldom any
extras- (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5040, Feb 21 at 0147, RHC with S9+10/20 of dead air yet
again. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, Feb 21 at 0155, S9+10/20 of suptorted music on RHC
English service. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 6180, Feb 21 at 0156, S9+10 of dead air except for occasional
modulation peaks trying to break thru, during CRI relay. Wiggle that
patchcord! Cannot hear any RNA Brasil if it be underneath. 6180
recheck at 0244 via Bonaire SDR, now there is soft undermodulated
Chinese at S9/+10, still no RNA. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba. After 0300, MWV Madagascar takes over 6180 and CRI/Cuba
moves to 5910 where the same defect usually continue, but not checked
tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ECUADOR. 6050, UT Sun Feb 21 at 0247, surprisingly strong S9+10
from HCJB`s residual into Bonaire SDR, as to here it`s normally JBA.
Also surprising is a praise song in English; but 0255 Spanish
announcement and praise song in Spanish, no break at ToH nor
timesignal. 0313 M&H chatting in Spanish. 0403 YL lexuring on the
Quichua saying their culture is machista - to mix genders - i.e.
hombres dominating mujeres. This is the extended weekend broadcast
past weekday close circa 0230*v (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY [non]. 15215, Feb 21 from *1600:05, Issoudun site, FRANCE,
cuts on slightly late, JIP the much-anticipated annual broadcast of
Radio Amrum/Öömrang from the Frisian Islands along the NW German
coast. 1601 switches to English sign-on, saying it`s the tenth such
broadcast, announcer named Gerhardt. 1603 back to German mixed with
shorebird sounds. WRTH 2021 page 476 says this all began in 2006y, so
this must be another old playback? NO, soon proceeds to review of
2020, or rather last 5 years beginning in 2016, alternating languages,
so maybe mixing old with new stuff.

I am listening first via a Rochester NY remote, where there`s a VG
signal as this is 500 kW aimed at NYC. At 1614 I check my own rx where
it`s S9+10/20. Unfortunately I cannot give this my undivided attention
since only bits are in English mixed with Frisian and High German; and
the same hour is occupied by my usual monitoring of `Reliable Sources`
on CNN and the `Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival` on KUCO-FM, notably
with Brahms` Clarinet Quintet in d, Op. 115.

At 1623 they are conversing about Radio Caroline; 1635 contact info in
German, interview mixing Englisch; 1655 plug a continuous webstream
available, I guess from Frisia, and sign-off already in English with
credits, then German, to dead air at 1658.4, finished before ISS can
chop them off incomplete.

A semihour before, I reminded the WOR iogroup that this were nigh, and
many others noted their observations. I assume Richard Langley or
someone will archive the entire hour for more convenient hoering.
Jorge Freitas, Brasil, recorded the last triminute:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpI9YEH_A0Y
Background via roger:

https://www.amrum-news.de/2009/02/18/radio-oomrang-geht-wieder-auf-sendungto/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amrum

roger also says another Amrum webcast is nigh as scheduled here:
https://www.foerde-radio.de/sendeplan/index.php?page=start&datum=2021-02-21

20:00-21:30 Uhr (= 1900-2030z) today --- Radio Öömrang (Amrum) die
Sendung zum Biikebrennen mit Frank --- Echte Amrumer erzählen zum
Biikebrennen Geschichten aus ihrem Leben!

1900-2030z:
https://live.foerde-radio.de:8015/stream
``most probably - roger`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRAN [and non]. 5980, Feb 21 at 0249, Spanish from LVRII is about
to close but QRM from something else about equal adding up to S9+10
into Bonaire SDR; also some residual pointless pulse jamming from
Cuba. 0251 into Iran IS. Else is other PJ = Punjabi from AWR via
AUSTRIA until 0300. If the collision be this bad in Bonaire, how much
worse in the Punjab? Evidently frequency management at TWR and IRIB,
at their own peril, are not paying attention to my monitoring, as I
reported the same several weeks ago. Of course, no R. Chaski, Perú at
this hour but Claudio Galaz, Chile, did report it in the morning
recently before and after 1200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4045-USB, Feb 21 at 0145, pirate rockmusic, S8-S9;
0149 ``Wolverine Radio ---`` with the ``radio`` repeating multiply,
into SSTV, 0151 back to music. Many more logs here including several
captures of the SSTV, one pretty sharp; theme: ``lonely``
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,78326.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 375-MCW kHz, Feb 21 at 0715 UT, only one unusual log before
zonk, DS, which is 25-watt ND beacon at Searcy, Arkansas (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2074 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
February 20 from 2044:40 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, VG via
nearby KB0FX remote.

Also confirmed Sat Feb 20 at 2230 on WRMI 9955, VG S9+10/15 via
Bonaire remote but some pulse jamming underaudible.

Also confirmed Sat Feb 20 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, noisy S7/S9 to UTwente
SDR; better to Maine SDR, S6/S9+10.

Also confirmed UT Sunday February 21 at 0427 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO,
about 13 minutes into so started circa ontime 0414, despite first
airing 15 minutes late; you never know. Usually well audible here at
night but rechecked via KB0FX remote Warrenton neighbor. Next:

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

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Joe Caberlin, Port Colborne, Ontario for some
spare Canadian and US$ to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702,
USA

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

** U S A. (5085), UT Sun Feb 21 at 0115 & 0145 chex, wild rock music
instead of `Theatre Organ Under The Arch`, on WTWW-2 webcast, not
before or after nominal 0130V; or was its timing even further off?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1858 UT February 21


Glenn Hauser logs February 20, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 9700, Feb 20 at 0651, S9/+10 of deadair instead of RHC
English; meanwhile 6000 is VG S9+30, 6060 is off, 6100 is S9+20/30 but
somewhat noisy modulation; 5040 also dead air of S9+10/20.

Earlier at 0612, Ivo Ivanov reported:
``Cuban Spy Numbers HM01 over RHC's 9700 kHz at 0600UT, February 20:
0600-0700 9700 BAU 100 kW / 340 deg to WNAm instead of RHC English
// frequency 14375 BEJ 050 kW / unknown to Eu/Am Spanish Tue/Thu/Sat
HM01. Good via SDR Half Moon Bay CA USA. Something`s always wrong at
Radio Cuba -- 73! Ivo Ivanov``

Oops! - how do you say that in Spanish? My Random House dixionary does
not even try; Google translate suggests ``Ups`` or ``Huy! Algo salió
mal`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1 WBFM, Sat Feb 20 at 1330 UT, KUCO-FM is back with
own programming during `Performance Oklahoma`, classical concerts
recorded years ago as no new ones lately. On Fri Feb 19 it was still
plugged in all day to relay of WCPE The Classical Station in NC.
Signal also much better, maybe back up to 100 kW ERP instead of 5 kW
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A. Bedtime LW beacon bandscan caught three new ones for me, Feb
20 at 0656-0700 UT:

253-MCW kHz, Feb 20 at 0656, GB, 25-watt NDB at Marshall / Garno,
Minnesota, which is near the SW corner

260-MCW kHz, Feb 20 at 0658, ST, 30-watt NDB at St Joseph / Spartan,
Missouri, near the NW corner

266-MCW kHz, Feb 20 at 0700, SAA, 50-watt NDB at Saratoga, Wyoming; I
was tuned to 264-USB; in S central WY sorta between Rawlins & Laramie
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2074 monitoring: zzz past the Sat
Feb 20 1300-1329 on WRMI 15770; did anyone hear it?

Confirmed Saturday February 20 at 1721, the 1700 on WRN to North
America web/satcast. Next:

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

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Joe Caberlin, Port Colborne, Ontario for some
spare Canadian and US$ to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702,
USA

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

This report dispatched at 2000 UT February 20


Glenn Hauser logs February 19-20, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 266-MCW kHz, Feb 19 at 0722 UT, dash and XD, 32-watt NDB at
Edmonton, Alberta. 2257 km = 1403 miles, or 43.8 miles per watt.

I used to get occasionally high-power Edmonton CFRN-TV, NTSC analog
channel 3, always a treat so close to the sporadic-E single-hop max.
Sesquidecades ago I could not have imagined that years later, CFRN
would abandon analog and channel 3 for DTV on unskippable ch 12.
However, per http://www.w9wi.com/web/tv-states/AB.html
it does now have 12 relays/translators around the province from very
low to medium power, including one each on ch 2, 3, 4.

335-MCW kHz, Feb 19 at 0730 UT, dash and YLD, 1000-watt NDB at
Chapleau, Ontario. Fell asleep before reaching top of band. Lotsa sigs
but lightning crashes from storm front across central Gulf of Mexico
difficultized copy. A few more: USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, Feb 20 at 0215 UT marine weather in French by
roboyl is VP S8-S9 about the same as noise level; haven`t had decent
copy of these in weeks due to NL and/or propagation. DXinfocentre.com
shows the broadcast as this hour would have started at 0140 from VAR-9
Yarmouth NS with 1200 watts but apparently originating in (Halifax).

2598-USB at 0215 is even weaker JBA. That would be from 0207 UT,
VOJ-6, 400 watts from Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland, SW corner of the
Rock, where I once entered NL off the ferry from Sydney (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 6660-RCUSB, Feb 20 at 0255, CHU second harmonic presumed.
Harold Frodge in MARE has reported this a number of times and I`ve
been intending to dig deeper for it. At first only voice/SSB QRM and
strong uteblaaps, and no reduced carrier even detected, but briefly
hear some CHUish chirpips; still uncopied at top of minute beep nor
preceding voice announcement (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13630 & 13769, Feb 19 at 1457, today`s spurblobs from
13700-AM are quite weak but marked by their F# tones, appox. 69-70 kHz
above and below. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 5910, Feb 20 at 0315, CRI relay is S9+55! of dead air ---
almost, a bit of mod peak trying to break thru. Wiggle that patchcord!
Despite the silence, stepping across the bandwidth with BFO encounters
lots of ``sub-carriers`` especially in the 5900-5905 and 5915-5920
ranges. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4030-AM, Feb 20 at 0257 pirate music VP S8-S9,
occasional running-H2O QRM; no TOH break but song lyrix are ``Smoky
Mountain Rain``; later peaking to S9+20; 0320 still going at that
level, and past 0332. Last check 0335 just in time to hear YL with
e-mail address including Ballsmacker. Many more logs here
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,78258.0.html
between 0158 and 0335. KMD3HR in central Florida explains:
``03:00 Smokey Mountain Rain Amateur Radio Operator Ronnie Milsap
WB4KCG Blind Country Music prodigy! Mandrells as Backup singers``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6933-USB, Feb 20 at 0228, pirate music, poor S5-S6;
0230 YL? DJ mentions ``another 45 minutes``, ``This is the --??--
family coming at you on the 4th of July`` and song ``Rollin` on the
River``; 0230 stops and stays off for next few minutes. Many more unID
logs here altho a couple heard ``Outhouse Radio``:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,78255.0.html
But then Outhouse Radio itself replies, ``NOPE, wasn`t me``. From as
early as 0121 there were lots of long pauses, but no one else reports
it after 0230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 257-MCW kHz, Feb 19 at 0717 UT, FWC, 25-watt NDB at
Fairfield - Wayne County, Illinois, mixing with something even weaker;
tuned to 255-USB still in absence of SW, Stillwater OK.

263-MCW kHz, Feb 19 at 0720 UT, CVM, 25-watt NDB at Alton - CiVic
Memorial, Illinois.

305-MCW kHz, Feb 19 at 0727 UT, RO, 150-watt NDB at Roswell, New
Mexico. I was tuned to 303-USB. Lotsa sigs but lightning crashes from
storm front across central Gulf of Mexico difficultized copy. A few
more: CANADA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 3455-USB, Feb 20 at 0309, ATC with JBA United flight citing
VHF frequencies, also at least twice, ``primary 5598, 3016 secondary``
-- so does that make this 3455 tertiary? New York Radio, testing a
selcall. EiBi confirms NYR is here, but also San Francisco operating
remote transmitters in Hawaii and Guam for Central and Western Pacific
routes, all available 24 hours; and something from Shannon too on
3455. NYR site is bg-Barnegat, NJ 39N45-74W23'30". Barnegat is quite a
ways from NYC in southern NJ, between the Garden State Parkway and
Long Beach barrier island, site of MW-DX peditions; and about 20 miles
from Tuckerton, another erstwhile utesite (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7290.15-AM, Feb 20 at 0321, W4SVA courteously asks at least
twice, ``is the frequency in use?`` Evidently not, except for him now:
``W4SVA USA flag USA, William C Props, Mount Solon, VA 22843. I enjoy
repairing and operating vintage tube type boatanchor equipment. You'll
find me mostly on CW and AM,`` says his qrz.com page illustrating some
of them (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 9550, Feb 19 at 0637, VOA news is VP S3-S5; via SÃO
TOMÉ E PRÍNCIPE this hour; now I know why I had not noticed it before
the VG signal last night at this time: must have been an anomaly
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2074 monitoring: Next:
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1901 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Joe Caberlin, Port Colborne, Ontario for some
spare Canadian and US$ to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702,
USA

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

** U S A. (6159.9v), UT Sat Feb 20 at 0100, webcast of WBCQ with
`AAAWWW` --- as expected starts right off lamenting demise of beloved
Rush --- I can`t continue listening but make spotchex every 10 or 15
minutes, noting some of what John Carver mentions more completely:

``Tonight's AAWWW --- Program started on time on 7490 and 6160. Allan
and Angela drinking in a chilly Fla. Opening talk about the death of
Roach Limbaugh and how he saved talk radio. Then he gave Angela a
rundown on the history of talk radio. Allan champions free speech
radio and was opposed to the fairness doctrine and credits Limbaugh
with the demise of the fairness doctrine and responsible for free
speech radio. He also stated that at some point WBCQ would air the
interview that Limbaugh conducted with Donald Trump. Angela states
that she wishes WBCQ could have broadcasted the Limbaugh program. She
also manages a few jabs at Biden and champions Trump.

Allan announces that they are adding a new segment to the show every
week called Angela's Angle. Her first talk is about free speech and
the lack of it in this country. She also states that this country was
born on the bible and the gun. Then she moves to the sense of
entitlement that the youth of this country seem to be infected with.
She also touches on racism and implies that it is the battle cry of
the left. Her segment was announced as a five or ten minute commentary
but it takes up a good portion of the program.

Reading of emails at 0153 which turns out to mostly be a Roach fest.
Program ended at 0200 without a closing prayer. John, Mid-North
Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4230.0-CW, Feb 20 at 0304, random pips, not Morse code,
some long irregular strings and pauses. FAIK could be somethin`
blowin` in the wind (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0539 UT February 20


Glenn Hauser logs February +18-19, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. Correxion: first frequency in this report 13464 was typo;
should have read 13564, fixed:
13564, 13632, 13768, 13836 approx., Feb 12 at 1509, extremely
distorted spurblobs out of 13700-AM at ~68 kHz intervals, as always at
this time, destroying `Sonido Cubano` music show. 15140 fundamental is
much less distorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, Feb 18 at 0642, RHC English is OFF this frequency but
remains on 6060, 6000, 5040 VG and maybe JBA 9700. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13276-trace, 13345-trace, 13425, 13489, 13561, 13629; 13771,
13842, 13911, 13983, 14057-trace, 14125-trace, Feb 18 from 1456,
extremely distorted spurblobs out of 13700-AM transmitter. Not in the
order tuned and peaks may have shifted slightly over the few minutes.
They are very amorphous, the extreme ones only traceable by their F#
tones; even the strongest, closest ones cannot be pinned down to the
kHz, but intervals for starters are roughly 71 kHz. The two outer
fringers do work out nicely to about 6 x 70.66 to 70.83 kHz.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6180, Feb 19 at 0241, S9/+10 open carrier/dead air on CRI
relay and no ZY audible under, nor any mod at all from relay unlike
last time.

5910, Feb 19 at 0303, exactly same S9+10 dead air from successor CRI
relay frequency. No sig detectable on x2 = 11820, but not surprising
considering RHC fundamentals 11670 & 11850 achieve no more than JBA
carriers. However at 0433, 5910 now good but somewhat undermodulated
during Yue song. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 4747.5 & 4782.5 kHz approx., Feb 19 at 0248, matching JBA
extremely distorted music spurblobs, minus/plus ~17.5 kHz out of //
4765 Radio Progreso. Both QRMing CODAR, more of that on the lower
side. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, Feb 18 at 1530, weak signal presumed Dengê
Welat via FRANCE, and even weaker on 11540 presumed the Turkish jammer
which DW has for the moment escaped. Last time I checked, they were
both on 11540, nothing on 11530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAO TOME. 9550, Feb 18 at 0636, VOA news magazine in English is VG
S8-S9, // weaker 6080+ and both listed same site at 06-07. Strange I
had not noticed 9550 before, sked for entire B20 season, 100 kW at 124
degrees, while 6080 is 100 kW at azimuth 0. Apparently in HFCC that
means due north rather than non-direxional, altho the ND term is not
used there, while it is in full Aoki/NDXC for some other entries.
Anyhow 9550 is closer to off-the-back to here (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2073 monitoring: confirmed UT
Thursday February 18 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, S9/+10 to Bonaire SDR.

WORLD OF RADIO 2074 contents: Australia, Austria, Brasil, Canada,
China and non, Cuba, Egypt?, India, Japan, Korea North and non/Korea
South, Malawi, Myanmar, New Zealand, Perú, Russia and non,
Tajikistan/Tibet and non, UK, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela;
propagation outlook

WOR 2074 is available as of 0103 UT Friday February 19, 2021
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2074.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2074.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

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

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Joe Caberlin, Port Colborne, Ontario for some
spare Canadian and US$ to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702,
USA

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

WOR 2074 confirmed, UT Fri Feb 18 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 VG S9+30;
7780 VG S6-S9 to Maine SDR, S7-S9 but noisy to UTwente SDR (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 19 at
0250-0255: 531(2), 684(2), 693, 747, 774, 819*, 846*, 855, 882(2),
891, 909, 999(2), 1089, 1125, 1152, 1215 kHz. Not in the order tuned.
Notably missing, 621 usual presumed Canary Islands.

*819 unusual to hear anything; in Europe only 100 watts in Holland and
1 kW in Trieste, but there`s 300 kW in Egypt, 10/30/60 kW in
Mauritius/Sudan/Iran, all per WRTH 2021 page 528.

*846 notably present now, despite as I frequently outpoint, in Europe
only low-powers, and it`s too early for Kiritimati. 846 possibly 20 kW
from Sa`udi or UAE or 50 kW from Iran. Not a single African listed
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9608.52-LSB approx., Feb 18 at 0638, JBA 2-way in
Spanish INTRUDERs (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatchd at 0558 UT February 19


Glenn Hauser logs February 17, 2021 [more]

Glenn Hauser
 

** FRANCE [and non]. 5870-5875-5880-DRM, Feb 17 at 2355, the TDF test
is S8, SNR ~10 dB, 8.08 kbps --- but silent, no RFI audio out of Bonaire SDR,
and goes off at scheduled 2400* sharp. Same rx does get DRM music out of
Brasília 11905-11910-11915, SNR 16, 10.60 kbps. Ivo Ivanov says the
2330-2400 test on 5875 is moving to 9885 as from Feb 21, and most of
the others have changed or shall (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2073 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday February
17 at 2100 on WRMI 7780, S6-S8 but noisy into UTwente SDR.

Also confirmed Wed Feb 17 from 2200.4 on WBCQ, 7490.197v, S6-S8 into
KB0FX SDR.

Also confirmed Wed Feb 17 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, S6-S7 over jamming
into Bonaire SDR; weaker but less jamming too into Brasília SDR. Next
and last: UT Thu 0130 on WRMI 5010 to south (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0100 UT February 18


Re: Glenn Hauser logs February 17, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 


** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2073 monitoring: did anyone hear the Wed Feb
17 at 1030 on WRMI 5850 to NW?

With last report I meant to remind everyone there are four last
chances to hear WOR 2073 on SW if not already:
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

Next WOR 2074 should be ready by early UT Friday Feb 19 at 0130 on
WRMIs 5850 & 7780.

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to William Hassig, Mount Prospect IL, for a check in
US funds to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

** U S A. 5085, Feb 17 at 2001, WTWW-2 night frequency is still on
with music; now also WTWW-1 SFAW day frequency 9475, but not WTWW-3
15810 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2056 UT February 17


Glenn Hauser logs February 17, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA [and non]. Lots of NDBs, among many others skipped past this
time, Feb 17 between 0737 and 0757 UT, not in order logged but
rearranged by frequency; see also USA for some more at same session:

218-MCW, Feb 17 at 0757 UT, dash and RL, 980-watt NDB at Red Lake,
Ontario

257-MCW, Feb 17 at 0755 UT, dash and XE, 100-watt NDB at Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan; mixing with JYR, 25 watts in York, Nebraska

269-MCW, Feb 17 at 0753 UT, dash and UDE, 50-watt NDB at Delta,
Manitoba

274-MCW, Feb 17 at 0751 UT, dash and YPM, 25-watt NDB at Pikangikum,
Ontario, ``back on``. 1741 km = 1082 stmi, or 43.28 miles per watt

287-MCW, Feb 17 at 0749 UT, dash and ZWG, 50-watt NDB at Winnipeg /
Stoney, Manitoba. Much rarer than plain old WG on 248 with 20x power

328-MCW, Feb 17 at 0745 UT, dash and YTL, 1000-watt NDB from Big Trout
Lake, Ontario.

344-MCW, Feb 17 at 0740, dash and YC, 100-watt NDB from Calgary,
Alberta, ``to be decommissioned 2021-02-25`` per dxinfocentre.com;
mixing with TKH, see USA.

376-MCW, Feb 17 at 0737 UT, dash and YAG is JBA, 40 watt NDB from Fort
Frances, Ont. 1407 km = 874 stmi or 21.85 miles per watt (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 4747 & 4783 approx., Feb 17 at 0241, ratchety spurblobs out
of 4765 R. Progreso, extremely distorted // music, matching plus/minus
18 kHz. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6180, Feb 17 at 0245, CRI relay is S9+20/30, but extremely
sup-torted, unreadable. Can`t tell if Brasil is underneath.

5910, Feb 17 at 0322, next CRI relay frequency is the same, implying
same defective transmitter, S9+30/40.

11820, Feb 17 at 0322, second harmonic of 5910 is detectable, S7-S8
but there is so little modulation it seems dead; vs HNL of S6-S7.

Comparing to the RHC Spanish frequencies in next few minutes:
11850, S9+20, suptorted but readable
11670, S9+10/20, slightly distorted
9650, S9+10, less modulation than 11670
9535, S8-S9
6060, S9+30/40, // 5040
5040, S9+20/30
And in English: 9700, S9/+10, // 6000
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13560, JBA S4-S5 blob vs pt 15 pulser; 13631, 13769, 13840
JBA, spurs out of 13700-AM RHC at approx. 69-70 kHz intervals, Feb 17
at 1540. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. At 1653 UT Feb 17 I write to Brad Ferguson, KUCO GM:

``Subject: WCPE all the time --- Hi Brad, Missing KUCO own programming
for third? day now. Wonder if again loss of STL? Staff can`t make it
to studio? Hope everyone`s OK, and can be back to normal soon.
Regards, Glenn Hauser, Enid`` -- He replies:

``Nobody in the studio, Glenn. I hope by Friday there will be enough
clearing of the roads to get in. Also, glad you’re hearing us at all
since we are at 5 kW ERP and have been for more than a week.
Certainly glad we have CPE to fall back on! Brad``

Rated power is 100 kW, which even so is not enough to assure
overcoming KHCC in Kansas; but no signal from there lately, no
subfreezing tropo even if at nominal (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A. 365-MCW kHz, Feb 17 at 0739 UT, NDB HQG which is 25 watts
from HuGoton, SW corner of Kansas; I was tuned to 362-USB. Rarely
heard tho not that far, 324 km = 201 stmi, or 8.04 miles per watt

344-MCW kHz, Feb 17 at 0740 UT, ND beacon TKH, which is 25 watts from
Tallulah, Louisiana; also heard tuned to 342-USB. Mixing with YC but
not for much longer: see CANADA

329-MCW kHz, Feb 17 0743 UT, NDB PMV, 25 watts at Plattsmouth,
Nebraska, where the Platte River tributaries into the Missouri near
Offutt AFB south of Omaha. See also CANADA [and non] for many more at
same session (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15810, Feb 17 at 1544, JBA carrier where normally is
nothing, equal to the 15825 WWCR JBA carrier; therefore, assume WTWW-3
has been rarely activated.

At 1548 I find WTWW-2 night frequency 5085 definitely on air with rock
music, DJ ID, S9+10 and distorted, but WTWW-1 is not on 5830. So is
15810 // 5085? At first seems so with similar music, but 1552, 5085 is
announcing, 15810 is not.

I soon switch to remotes which should get 15810 better at greater than
1-megameter skip distance, but nothing at first to Maine or Holland.
No sporadic-E over N America today.

At 1622 here, 15810 still JBA carrier; but at 1637, UTwente pulls JBA
jazz at 15810.001 and 1638 definite ID at S6-S8, ad something about
health; is 5085 off now? At 1644 Ted is explaining that 15810 is on at
full power and something about a 5085 problem? At 1655 I try KiwiSDR
in Maine, getting 15810 at only S3-S4, better to UTwente at S7 to S8.
Maine gets JBA carrier S3 on 5085. At 1700 an anti-commercial by Ted
about eight wifi ``radios`` they have which will soon be dead. ``Never
buy a Grace(???) product for the rest of your life!`` Not sure of the
brand, but some other one has been widely publicized about to crash
with no further software updates. Which one is that?

I leave 15810 UTwente on in the background but soon after 1700 it`s
nothing but noise --- off or fadeout? At 1644 UT I had notified the
WOR iog about 15810, but no other reports of it received in the next
sesquihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6200, circa 0100 UT Feb 17, routine check for ROCV via
Bonaire SDR finds no signal. At 0618 Feb 17, Manuel Méndez, Lugo,
Spain, reports to the WOR iog:

``VENEZUELA, 6200, 50 watts, Radio Onda Corta Venezuela, ROCV, El
Tigre. Actually out of the air as reported in the whattsapp group
"Banda {sic} Corta Venezuela" Gregorio Kina, technical engineer of the
station, due transmitter fault. Gregorio hopes to repair it next
week`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1918 UT February 17


FTIOM & UBMP, February 21-27

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, February 21-27:
This week, we present a collection of new releases by various 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)
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0100-0200 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 1300-1400 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic/
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, February 21-17:
In episode 205, our special guest, trombonist/composer/bandleader Papo Vazquez, shares some of his excellent bomba jazz and other latin jazz with us including selections from his newest recording.
The transmissions take place:
1.Sunday 2300-0000 (6:00PM -7:00PM EST) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 kHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
2. Tuesday 2000-2100 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
3. Saturday 0800-0900 UTC on Channel 292, 9670 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe with a directional booster aimed eastward.
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford


Glenn Hauser logs February 15-16, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 5040, Feb 16 at 0012, again tonight, S9+10/20 of dead air
from RHC during English hour; still open carrier at 0030, 0040 and
0234 chex. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

Not tried again until 0608 when manages to modulate the other English
hour, but combating high local line noise level. Yet now all the other
transmitters are on and strong in well-modulated English! 6000, 6060,
6100, 9700. Something`s not wrong at RHC. But topic is about murder in
Canada (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, Feb 16 at 1500, RHC is JBA but music barely // 13740
which promptly disappears, and still on // 11760. No spurs audible. By
1601, 13700 itself achieves S9/+10 before it stops mod and also goes
off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 350-MCW kHz, Feb 16 at 1913 UT, ND beacon RG at Will
RoGers World Airport, OKC, is back! After missing a week; and the
subzero and snowpiles are not over yet. The other two, 341 EI in EnId,
and 255 SW in StillWater, are still AWOL.

[non]. 341-MCW kHz, Feb 16 at 1915 UT, however has a JBA mixture,
probably the peripheral ones, OIN Oberlin KS and DNI DeNIson TX, but I
can`t unravel the IDs to be sure (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1050 kHz, Feb 16 at 1916 UT, partial non-ID mentions 99.1
and NewsChannel 8, weather for Tulsa. It`s 1 kW ND, KGTO; the 99.1 is
of course a mere translator, K256CR, per NRC AM Log. KGTO has an edge
over the other Okie to here, KXCA Lawton, with one quarter the power
and 19% further. Log says both are sloganned ``Heart & Soul``, non-ID
not heard at this moment (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1640 kHz, Feb 16 at 1459 UT, KZLS ``Enid`` is off the
air. Transmitter site is east of Hennessey, where I hear there are
power outages, so maybe that`s it. Am pretty sure 1640 was still
running at bedtime bandscan circa 0700. It`s back on at 1708 UT check,
also when OG&E System Watch does not show any significant outage
around there, altho 908 customers are powerless in Enid:
https://www.oge.com/wps/portal/oge/outages/systemwatch/
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, Feb 15 & 16 at 1558 UT, KUCO-FM lacks `StarDate` as
sked we always try to catch, instead stays plugged in to WCPE The
Classical Station in NC, which is normally relayed only overnight
05-12 UT. Automated local ID still manages to fire around 1600 after
JBA LF cuetone. KUCO must be unable to operate normally, perhaps due
to again losing STL during horrible freezeweather. Ditto for other
StarDate time, 0058 UT. No explanation on KUCO-FM website still
displaying normal program schedule (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2073 monitoring: confirmed Monday
February 15 from 1900:32 on IRRS 7290 via Bulgaria, S9+25/30 into
UTwente SDR, but as usual inevitable very heavy splash from both
sides, 7280 Vietnam and 7295 East Turkistan. 7290 already on at
tune-in 1858.6; modulation cut on just before 1900 with a few words of
WOR! but then abbr`d s/on, FSN headlines squeezed in before WOR
restart. By 1925 recheck, has faded down and the splash is even worse
by comparison. Not chopped off at 1929 finish but a few seconds of
silence before music. Next:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to William Hassig, Mount Prospect IL, for a check in
US funds to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

** U S A. 15555-USB, Feb 16 at 1948, rabid gospel huxter at S8, as
WJHR Milton FL inbooms rather than absencing. Checking DX Map for
sporadic E, finally at 2123, I see a 36 MHz MUF about halfway between
along the ARK/LA border. Originally compared to 19m neighbors at 1950:
15825 WWCR JBA S4-S5; 15770 WRMISMTV S9+30; 15730 VOAGB S9+25; and
15610 WEWN S5-S7 but with long-path echo (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1220, WCPH, Etowah TN, eQSL received UT Feb 16 for Jan 2 DX
test:
https://www.w4uvh.net/WCPH_1220_DX_20210102_GlennHauser_QSL.pdf
now #111 via http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html
with this note from the Courtesy Programs Committee QSL manager:

``Congratulations on your reception report of WCPH 1220 which was
found to be correct. Please see the attached QSL in PDF format. Thank
you for being a part of this very successful DX test. Vy 73 de Joe
KJ8O in behalf of the Courtesy Program Committee --
*** Avoid internet congestion, real radio uses airwaves. ***
Joe Miller, KJ8O, Desert Hot Springs, CA, Locator DM13sw``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1280, Feb 16 at 1553 UT, cursory bandscan finds a hole here,
semi-local KSOK Arkansas City KS missing, presumably due to frigid
weather and/or power outage; back on with music at 1735 check. see
also OKLAHOMA: 1640 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2138 UT February 16


Glenn Hauser logs February 14-15, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 5040, Feb 15 at 0237, RHC is S9+10 of dead air when checked
on Bonaire SDR, while 5025 Rebelde is VG OK. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9535, UT Mon Feb 15 at 0239, of all the RHC Spanish
frequencies known at this hour on 13, 11, 9, 6 and 5 MHz, this is the
best and yet very poor S5-S6 into Bonaire SDR. I`m checking for `En
Contacto` DX program, since it was missing from first airtime Sunday
morning. I switch to En Vivo webcast at http://www.radiohc.cu which is
attached to a 24-hour program schedule you won`t find anywhere else,
claiming E.C. is at 9:35 pm EST Sundays --- but it does not really
start until 0240 UT Monday! At least it exist.

Not a hint of any Profesor Arnaldo Coro Antich; instead unID OM
announcer goes lickety-split in Spanish but 100% comprehensible with
excellent enunciation unlike Arnie. But annoyingly and insultingly,
two main topix are boilerplate about how satellite communications
work; and boilerplate about HF propagation --- each broken up into
alternating brief segments, as if listeners` attention spans cannot
handle any more than a couple minutes of each at a time. Also some ham
special events, and a brief bit about what SSB is, resorting to
English-language abbreviations. At closing, locutor name ID sounds
like Marvin Hueso? Same writer credit as last week but adding an
uncopied matronymic last-last name. Theme music fill out for 15
minutes ending at 0255, then `En Cía del Dr`, which in the mornings is
supposed to get 10 minutes at 1450; so did it run until 0305 tonight?
Unknown. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

Looking thru the attached webcast schedule, with lots of duplicates,
http://www.radiohc.cu/audio_en_tiempo_real
it breaks away from Spanish for only two English hours, at 20 UT, as
on SW 15140; and at 11 UT when I unthink it be on any SW frequency.
Also Esperanto Sunday at 1600 only; the daily afternoon lingo lineup
of Arabic and Creole before English, French and Portuguese after. I
suspect this arrangement be what also go into the several RHC FM
frequencies on the island (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13564 S4-S6, 13632 S5-S6, 13768 S8-S9, 13836 S6-S7,
13904-trace, all approx., Feb 15 at 1533, extremely distorted FMish
spurblobs out of RHC 13700-AM transmitter at ~68 kHz intervals; vs
high local line noise level. The FM mode confronts it better than when
tuned in AM, and the S-readings are while in FM. Original is somewhat
undermodulated and so are the spurs. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 350, 341, 255 kHz, NDBs are still AWOL as of Feb 15, and
unlikely to be repaired until record low temps abate --- in Enid minus
6 F so far and lucky to break zero as high today and tomorrow.
Wind chill around minus 20 at noon in Enid. Next low to be minus 12 F.
Fortunately no power outages here yet, tho the gas company warns of
possible shortage, that being our main heating method. We have a few
inches of new snow on the ground, and after a Monday pause, another
snowstorm is forecast. We are well-stocked and staying in for the
duration (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9980, Feb 15 at 1546 very quick check, TOMBS
on WWCR is now running only 13 seconds behind 9955 WRMI; why? But 9980
only has another gospel huxter voice in the background, self-QRM,
unseems also BS. SAWA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 341-MCW kHz, Feb 14 at 1442 UT, ND beacon OIN, 25 watts from
Oberlin KS, mixing with something else ending in I, but cannot
perceive it as local EI Enid, which had been AWOL since Feb 9. I try
again at midday 1805 when there should be groundwave only; still a
mix, one ending in -I and seems three letters. Checking
dxinfocenter.com, I see DNI in Sherman-DeNIson, TX, just across the
River Red and which has been heard rarely before; the next closest one
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2073 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
February 14 from 2300:24 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6159.93, S7-S9; following
IS & ID loop from tune-in 2257; no sign-on but 2300:06 bit of music
fill.

Also confirmed UT Monday February 15 at 0058, just in time the 0030 on
WRMI 7730, VG direct.

Also confirmed UT Monday February 15 at 0230 on WRMIs: 5800 VG
S9+10/15 into Bonaire SDR, with some local? noise but not jamming; and
7780 good S9+15 into UTwente SDR; also WRN web/satcast. Next:

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

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to William Hassig, Mount Prospect IL, for a check in
US funds to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

** U S A. 1030 kHz, Feb 15 at 1525 UT, at tune-in handy immediate ID
as ``1030 AM KCWJ`` and country music; has SAH of almost 2 Hz,
116/minute. KCWJ is at edge of groundwave but maybe also skywave
boost, from Blue Springs (Independence) MO; next closest 1030 is KBUF
Holcomb (Garden City) KS; and don`t forget the one in NW AR: altho one
wonders if far KCTA Corpus Christi TX or KTWO Casper WY could also be
in the mix since they are 50 kW. FWIW, mwoffsets shows:

1030 1029,9965 KBUF (Holcomb, KS) [-1030.0003] 2020-11-24
1030 1029,9978 KFAY (Farmington, AR) 2018-12-07
1030 1029,9995 KCWJ (Blue Springs, MO) 2018-01-23
1030 1030,0000 KTWO (Casper, WY) 2021-01-20
1030 1030,0025 KCTA (Corpus Christi, TX) [-1030.0041] 2020-12-30

e.g., i.e., KCWJ and KBUF 3 Hz apart, tho measured two years apart.
But KCWJ and KFAY were only 1.7 Hz apart (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15825, Feb 15 at 1542, JBA carrier, so WWCR-1 is back on air
after outage awaiting some replacement part. Into Maine SDR it`s
S9+15/30 --- and still squealing! So fixing that had nothing to do
with the latest problem. How can anyone stand to listen to it? Doesn`t
matter, as long as gospel huxters and/or far-right extremists be
willing to buy the time (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1823 UT February 15


Glenn Hauser logs February 13-14, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 5040, Feb 14 at 0703, RHC still on here in Spanish plugging
Dia Mundial de la Radio, a Big Deal at RHC, despite 06-07 hour
supposed to be in English; was it? By now, 6000, 6060 and 9700 are
off, while 6100 runs open carrier, and still S9+20 at 0712.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, Sunday Feb 14 at 1446, no DX program `En Contacto`
with or without Arnie, but discussion of Venezuelan/Cuban contact in
cooperation about Covid-19 as 14 de febrero is some kind of special
day celebrating that. 13700 is JBA while // 13740 is *much* stronger;
after 1500, 13700 has bettered while 13740 is off. No spurs detected.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4020-USB, Feb 14 at 0023, talkative pirate DJ
inviting requests, mentions a YT video, next song to be `Never Say
Never` on Radio Free What-ever. Numerous other logs here:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,78025.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 395-MCW kHz, Feb 14 at 1438, the two 25-watt Kansans are
mixing, CA at Newton - Harvs, and ULS at Ulysses, slightly different
pitches (Glenn Hauser, oK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2073 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
February 13 at 2230 on WRMI 9955, VG S9+25 via KB0FX remote in MO,
opposite direxion from beam; slight jamming audible at fades and
gradually increasing by 2300 but no big problem. Preceding 2230: Bob
Zanotti ID, and Bob Biermann starts to say ``Remembering the 60`s``
--- about music rather than me.

Also confirmed Sat Feb 13 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, VG into Maine SDR,
S9+10/20. But I`m mainly listening to `Encore` on 7570.

Also confirmed UT Sun Feb 14 at 0422, on WA0RCR, 1860-AM S9+15 into
nearby KB0FX SDR, well in progress, probably starting before 0415.
Next:

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

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to William Hassig, Mount Prospect IL, for a check in
US funds to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

** U S A. Note with eQSL from TRSW for `America Proud` show on WRMI
5800, Feb 13 at 0200-0300: ``Ahoy Glenn - We're pleased you enjoyed
our show. Here's your eQSL for your log report in the WOR.io group. 73
and Arrgghh. Always be yourself. Unless you can be a pirate. Then
always be a pirate. Texas Radio Shortwave
https://www.facebook.com/texasradiosw
Sailing into your ears from the Lone Star State``

https://www.w4uvh.net/TRSW-AmericaProud!_eQSL_WRMI-Hauser.pdf
or now #110 via:
http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html

I also find this on disgraced FB:

``CELEBRATE AMERICA PROUD!

Texas Radio Shortwave will broadcast an hour of music about America
via WRMI, 5800 kHz, at 0200 UTC on Saturday, February 13 (in North
America, that’s 9 p.m. EST on Friday, February 12).

The program, with songs suggested by listener and Honorary Pirate
Robert Kipp of Langen, Germany, includes music by these artists:

Woody Guthrie
Amanda Gorman (poem)
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Ray Charles
Scott McKenzie
Kenneth Spencer
Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band
Frank Sinatra
The Fifth Dimension
Lee Greenwood
Arlo Guthrie
Lacy J. Dalton
Kate Smith
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Denyce Graves
Lady GaGa.``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VATICAN. 9645, Feb 14 at 0707, RCC chanting and harmonies, S4-S5.
Once a major VR frequency, now it`s scheduled only on Sundays for
Ukrainian liturgy at 0705-0800; Romanian at 0810-0925; via own Santa
Maria di Galeria site in extraterritorial Italia (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report dispatched at 1728 UT February 14


Glenn Hauser logs February 13, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 6060, Feb 13 at 0546, this RHC is back on but Spanish instead
of English, SS also on // 6100, 5040; while English is only on 6000 //
9700. Maybe English got more after 0600? retiring ``early`` tonight.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 13700, Feb 13 at 1548, RHC is incredibly JBA with a
SAH no doubt Brother Scare Bulgaria. Tuning down the band, figured
13700 would be off since there were no spurs. Meanwhile, // music on
11760 is S9+20 but distorted. Soon mentions this being Dia Mundial de
la Radio as declared by UNESCO. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

Recheck at 1557, now the extremely distorted FMish spurblobs with F#
tone are back, as fundamental 13700-AM has charged up to full power:
approx. 13560, 13630, 13770 S8-S9, 13840, 13910-trace, i.e. ~70 kHz
intervals. Something`s always wrong at RHC; 1558 IS and all go off by
1600* uncovering a JBA carrier on 13700, i.e. per Aoki/NDXC,
Kostinbrod, Bulgaria, still BSing supposedly until 1800 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** ERITREA [non]. 17545.06V, Sat Feb 13 at 1557, JBA Bayto Yaikl on
one of two weekly RMI-brokered emissions via FRANCE at 1530-1600 Wed &
Sat. As always, this defective Issoudun transmitter is
cycling/wobbling up and down in frequency, as I try to measure it,
roughly 17545.055 to 17545.065 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2073 monitoring: missed checked Sat
1300 on WRMI 15770; and 2030v on WA0RCR 1860 AM. Did anyone hear them?
Next:

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

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to William Hassig, Mount Prospect IL, for a check in
US funds to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

** U S A. 15825, Feb 13 at 2142, no signal from WWCR-1, not even the
usual JBA carrier within the normal skip zone at 1 megameter at 15-16
MHz. 6115, also no signal for WWCR-1 on its next frequency from 2200.
Ivo Ivanov also noted no signal earlier today at 0645 on 3215, the
WWCR-1 frequency at 02-12 UT. This is the same transmitter which for
months, yea years, has been squealing, ``I`m sick! Please help me``.
John Jurasek, the VORW, soon noted at 0713, also to the WOR iog:

``It looks like there may be some technical problems - this is now
posted on their website: "WWCR expects to experience problems with
operation on 3.215 MHz for several days. Parts cannot be ordered to
fix the problem quickly, due to a temporary closure with a parts
vendor." All the best, John J. (Florida)``

Looking at the WWCR-1 program schedule, this means that John`s
``VROW`` [sic], one of very few non-gospel huxter shows, will not be
heard as scheduled Saturday at 23-24 on 6115. But why does WWCR
website mention 3215 only without the other two daily #1 frequencies?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2228 UT February 13


Glenn Hauser logs February 12-13, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** AUSTRALIA [non]. 9265V, Fri Feb 12 at 2215, during Unique Radio
relay of relay of R. Tatras, Slovakia, WINB starts squealing and dumps
off the air, but back on OK in one minute; but in Chinese! briefly as
part of the RTI show. S9+10 via KB0FX SDR in SAM mode showing slight
carrier fluxuation of minus 13 to 15 Hz, less than usual, yet still
obvious to the BFOed ear (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13464, 13632, 13768, 13836 approx., Feb 12 at 1509, extremely
distorted spurblobs out of 13700-AM at ~68 kHz intervals, as always at
this time, destroying `Sonido Cubano` music show. 15140 fundamental is
much less distorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA.. 6925-USB, Feb 13 at 0016 pirate music S6-S8, 0020
SSTV, 0021 unreadable voice announcement, ``Sugar2``; 0024 another
u.v.a., ``Turn3``. These say it`s Outhouse Radio:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,77961.0.html
including SSTV images of dogs. Nothing on 74m now (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9980, Feb 12 at 1603, Brother Scare on WWCR
is running 19.5 seconds behind BS on WRMI 9955 --- whew, I managed to
listen 20 seconds to time this for the greater good. So if you ask
yourself, did he really say that on WRMI? Tune over to WWCR. But why
are they so far apart? Much too much for different satellite delays;
internet feed delay? Who cares! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 257-MCW kHz, Feb 12 at 0714 UT, amid storm crashes from
along the Gulf coast, NDB JYR which is 25 watts from YoRk, Nebraska.
No sign of the other 257 recently heard, FWC in Illinois, but it`s
further (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7490.2v), Feb 13 from 0100 on WBCQ webcast, `AAAWWW` starts
off with long complaints about how Allan`s beloved wife is getting
disrespected, or has been by some people at the station when she first
arrived; implying they better do so or get fired. I wonder who? A & A
are A-Team equals, but Allan is getting old and much younger Angela
will be his instant replacement when the time comes. She can`t visit
her parents across the border in NB because of overreaxion to COVID-19
which she thinx is a Chinese bio-weapon, just a bad flu which got
politicized. Tell that to the 500K Americans it has killed so far.
This accounts for the first half of the hour already.

Later at 0150: Still trying to buy WHRI, still waiting on FCC, don`t
know of any problems, just burocracy. Everything`s culminated (? - o,
``covinated``). All the paperwork, deeds and money are ready. 0151 new
FRW items -- with frequencies ``is on`` as if they would keep on a
single frequency; ``single sideband TV``. BTW, I notice that Allan has
not twitted since Jan 20; abandoned that platform? Says he does not
like FB either. Here`s John Carver`s version:

``Tonight's show started on time on 6160. Very poor signal on 7490.
Allan and Angela in the studio in a warm FLA this evening. Allan says
he has a beautiful wife and Angela says she's all fired up. Opening
talk about the superstation from a business standpoint. He talks about
how the station is not run like other businesses as they are very laid
back and the station is not run in a rigid, structured, manner as most
businesses are. He also states that he is no longer twenty years old
and Angela is learning the business and how to run the business so she
can step in and take over when he gets to be too old. She is his
backup and his partner and they are equal. He's defending his wife and
he doesn't like it when people don't give her the respect that she
deserves. Seems that there has been a lot of verbal criticism of
Angela from men who don't think women should be running a station.
Some covid talk and then Allan starts reading an article about how
well radio was doing in the time of covid compared to TV and other
platforms. Interrupted at 0138 by a phone call from Freddie. Allan
continues reading the article after Freddie is off the air.

Then Allan said that they were still trying to buy WHRI but says that
the FCC still hasn't ruled on the sale and not contacted them. Reading
of emails at 0150 and he starts with this week`s Free Radio Report.
Closing prayer at 0159 which was cut off in the middle at the end of
the show. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5800, UT Saturday Feb 13 at 0200-0300 via WRMI 5800, another
Texas Radio Shortwave broadcast, as per previous publicity from Robert
Kipp in Germany, who must be quite the Amerika-phile; via Jeff White,
via Rich D`Angelo, NASWA iog:

``WRMI TX, antenna, and this QRG have proven effective in covering ALL
the USA. This info to me from Jeff White, owner of WRMI.

Program Title: "America PROUD"
Program Content from: Texas Radio ShortWave TRSW
As planned at this time, this will be a ONE-TIME only VERY special
program !!! There will certainly be a very special eQSL for "detailed"
eReport + mp3-audio clip to texasradiosw@gmail.com

Back in October, I felt the need to make such a program. I suggested
this topic and the program title to TRSW. I suggested most of the
Playlist of music titles and artists, and TRSW and I made the program
content. TRSW handles Opening, station IDs, QSLing, and Closing infos.
After a nice introduction by TRSW at the program start, I will
moderate the musical titles and artists during the program.

I would be VERY happy to hear your reaction to this broadcast. We HOPE
you and Family are ALL safe from Covid-19, and ALL are managing nicely
in these very difficult and troubled times. Helga and I and the family
here are ALL OK, but the lock-down and vaccination chaos are
disturbing, distracting, and partly plain dumb. With our very best
greetings, Helga and Robert Kipp``

I tune in 5800 first at 0203, S9+30 via KB0FX SDR in MO, S9+30 despite
aimed toward S America like 9955, with the conclusion of `This Land Is
Your Land`, then the complete Inauguration poem orated by Amanda
Gorman, a nice unexpected touch on a station otherwise dedicated to
songs.

By 0210 I`ve switched to own R75 receiver where it`s S9+10/20 with a
little fading but quite listenable: `Smoky Mountain Boogie`; 0212 robo
ID and Kipp introduces the next 3 songs, starting with `America The
Beautiful`. 0219 `OM River`; 0221 QSL offer from the North American
service of Texas Radio Shortwave; 0222 `Born in the USA`, `Let the Sun
Shine In`; 0233 ID, `Proud to be an American`, `City of New Orleans`,
Alaska song about the Midnight Sun. 0245 Kate Smith, `God Bless
America`, `Chattanooga Choo-Choo`, `American Anthem`.

0256 QSL offer, 0257 please stand and remove your head covering as
Lady GaGa sings Our National Anthem. 0259 time for only a few notes of
`Yellow Rose of Texas` theme before cut to Zanotti ID.

A really feel-good show, enjoyed; tnx, TRSW (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED.``Glenn, regarding European longwave: Czech Radio on 270
is still there, as heard on the UTwente SDR. Will be shut down at the
end of 2021.

I'm sometimes able to hear extremely faint audio on 279 via UTwente.
Not sure if it's Turkmenistan or just an image. Conflicting info about
whether this transmitter is still active. Definitely was able to hear
it a few years ago after the Minsk co-channel shut down.
Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas``

Altho Turkmenistan is hardly in `East Asia and the Pacific`, that`s
the LW/MW list where 279 appears in the HB, page 534. The only other
additional LW there are MONGOLIA on 164, 209, 227. IIRC both these and
279 have come under DXcussion as sporadic or defective. BTW, altho
larger than California in area, Turkmenistan occupies only 3.5 column
inches in the Domestic sexion of WRTH, a few FM stations, and no entry
in the International (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0349 UT February 13

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