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Glenn Hauser logs March 27, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA [and non]. 15475.98-CUSB, March 27 at 1535, LRA36 is on
for its Saturday repeat of Wednesday, as first heard via Brasília SDR
where I can ``camp`` tnx to another user in Salvador already tuned to
it; later when they quit I take it over myself.

Most or all of the other RXs are tuned to ham frequencies, primarily
``WSPR-autorun`` -- what`s that about, tying up so much bandwidth?
Weak Signal Propagation Reporter, ``whisper``:
https://hackaday.com/2021/03/25/the-50-ham-wspr-ing-around-the-world/
Tnx to Clara Listensprechen for that link.

LRA36 is only S2-S3 with music, then concluding program saying it will
repeat Saturday at 15 horas --- voilà, ou voici. By 1539 the Esperanza
song. 1542 ``sign-on`` again with LRA36 and Radio Nacional Arcángel
San Gabriel IDs, in Spanish, German, English, and Russian? Music, and
1549 the quadrilingual IDs again; mentions Día Mundial del Agua =
World Water Day; when is/was that? March 22: I am totally in favor of
H2O! I find it very useful, even essential, every day:
https://www.worldwaterday.org/
Then Esperanza/Antártida song, greeting from the 17th program =
décimosétimo. As was mentioned on miércoles.

By 1555, some ACI has arisen from Chinese music on 15480. Now I can
get on Pardinho SDR and listen to it directly. Traditional but
unsounds like Firedragon, rather typical end-of-hour filler. No
announcements until cut modulation and 1600* a few seconds later cut
carrier. Nothing to account for this, not even as jammer, in B-20 or
A-21 schedules. It`s already A-21 in China, after midnight? Not
really, 01 UT March 28 is the official start everywhere.

15475.98 at 1601, LRA36 is S5-S7 into Pardinho but by 1609 I notice
it`s gone (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 15480 unscheduled: see ANTARCTICA [and non]

** CUBA. 15230, March 27 at 1505, S9/+10 of dead air, still on after
presumed nominal 1500*. 15140 is S9+10/20 somewhat undermodulated.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. 341-MCW kHz, March 27 at 0545 UT, Enid`s EI NDB is
silent again after brief reactivation yesterday. Now hearing only OIN,
Oberlin KS (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2079 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
March 27 at 1322, the 1300 on WRMI 15770, good S9+10 today instead of
JBA.

Also confirmed Sat Mar 27 at 1700 UT on WRN webcast, for one more
week; to become 1600 UT from next week with BST in effect. Next:

1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
2130 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
1130 UT Sunday WRMI 15770?
[Wolfgang Bueschel alleges WOR is on at this time; please check]
2200vUT Sunday    WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2300 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0030 UT Monday    WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1801vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy [ex-1901]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday  WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on
voluntary support: thanks this week to Kelley Sprout, Hughesville PA,
for a check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

** U S A. 15825, 13845, 12160, 9980, March 27 at 1827, all four WWCR
frequencies are vacant. The top two may be JBA carriers in the
daytime, but the lower two should be audible if on. 12050 WEWN at
similar megameter distance is VG, having escaped tornado outbreak.
What`s wrong? Blitzortung shows lightning storm right over
mid-Tennessee, and a worse one along the TN/NC border. WWCR closed
down as precaution, or has it been stricken? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1842 UT March 27


Glenn Hauser logs March 26-27, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** AUSTRALIA. 12365-USB, March 26 at 1444, down-under accent with
marine weather, S1-S3; lots of geo coords cited such as 50S/134E,
which is about halfway between South Australia and Antarctica; high
seas forecast. EiBi shows it`s VMC Charleville, Queensland (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, March 26 at 0614, RHC in English with humbuzz, // clear
6100 and overmodulated 5040. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9700, March 27 at 0140, RHC manages correct language English,
tonight, instead of TV novela audio last night, S9+20 here // 6000
S9+40 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 12360, March 27 at 0141, CRI English relay is S9, harmonic of
S9+20 6180 X 2. Also checked X 3 = 18540 but not heard; possibly with
a little sporadic E. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR) See also USA [non] 6080

** GUATEMALA. 4055, March 27 at 0139, no signal from R. Verdad: gone
again. A report to the WOR iog at 0609 UT March 26: ``Radio Verdad,
Chiquimula, out of air again --- Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain: Asking
via email, Édgar Madrid says transmitter burned out again. Here the
mail from the station: "Se nos volvió a quemar. En eso estoy. Édgar
Madrid"`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960-AM, UT Sat March 27 at 0129, S6-S8 pirate
music, bet it`s Ball Smacker Radio, which with eQSL last week said
they`d be back Fridays at 9 on EDT on this frequency. Pirates not
usually so open about scheduling plans, but getting bolder in view of
lack of FCC SW enforcement. Some rapid-clicking QRM for a minute or
two until 0134. 0137 yes, B-S-R- ID by YL and QSL offer prompting
guesses about the musical topic, like last week it was ``green``, but
I don`t recognize any of the tunes this week until 0152, ``Who Ya
Gonna Call?``, a song with spoken parts, faux phone number sounded
like 1-500-989-3500. 0200 again asking for reports, signing off? Not
quite, more music, then 0205 SSTV now hitting S9+10. Pause and 0207
another SSTV image ending at 0209 and carrier off at 0209.5*. Now
let`s see what others reported at:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,79542.0.html
Keyword has been ``call`` and SSTV shows `Get Smart` with shoephone
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1140, March 26 at 1755 UT on caradio, NO signal from KRMP
OKC; sure it`s off as when on, 1 kW groundwave is equal to or greater
than 1150 KSAL KS, and much more than 1120 Tulsa. Recheck on DX-398 at
home, 2223, now it`s on with ``Heart & Soul 92.1 and 1140,`` OKC
traffic. 92.1 is, natch, a mere translator wagging this dog.

While it was off, wished I were in a low-noise area in case GW or SW
remnant of KXRB Sioux Falls could make it here, as it has been at
night when not supposed to: unlikely, but half its frequency 570 WNAX
Yankton SD is always audible under KLIF. Nothing directly between OK
and SD on 1140 but MO and AR might be problem; and closer 50 kW 1110
KFAB Omaha barely daytimes here (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, Fri Mar 26 at 2331, VOT is on today, VG
S9+35 into UTwente, yet Chinese undercurrent is audible from East
Turkistan, standard remark, i.e. CCCCCCI, or C6I which means ChiCom
Chinese language Co-Channel Interference. VOT plugs itself as ``with
you every hour of the clock`` [NO, it is not], then 2-minute segment,
``Did You Know That?``, but no idea about what, as I was not severely
concentrating vs the heavy accent. A bit of music, 2339 ``VOT, always
by your side`` [No, it is not]. Checked again at 2355 as IS is still
playing, 2356 starts interspersing IDs in German, ``Die Stimme der
Türkei`` twice or thrice before 0000 March 27 opening the spurious
German hour with Nachrichten rather than satellite info. Still on past
0015, but finally went off sometime before next check 0026 when a good
signal is still on the meter, but now in Chinese. Something`s always
erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 6080, March 26 at 0612, VOA SAO TOME in English,
marred by pulse jamming. I think I have figured it out: leapfrog
mixing product of the strong jammers against nothing on 5980 and 6030
another 50 kHz away. Broadcast signals leapfrog; why not jammers?
Something`s always wrong at the DCJC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2079 monitoring; next:

1300 UT Saturday  WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
2130 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
1130 UT Sunday WRMI 15770 [Wolfgang Bueschel alleges WOR is on at
this time; please check]
2200vUT Sunday    WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2300 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0030 UT Monday    WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1801 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy [ex-1901]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday  WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on
voluntary support: thanks this week to Kelley Sprout, Hughesville PA,
for a check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

First broadcasts confirmed UT Friday March 26 at 0130 on WRMIs: 7780
S7-S9 poor here off the side and seems undermodulated, but VG on 5850,
S9+20/30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7490), UT Sat March 27 from 0000, WBCQ webcast of `AAAWWW`
casually monitored as I am paying more attention to MSNBC. Starts with
temp 80 in FLA after hi of 90? First topic is cassette tapes, sparked
by news of death of inventor. This goes on surprisingly long, still
0024, caller 0025, into EL versions, 8-trax, etc. 0047 Angela
complaining about masked people in fast cars. Too much of the time
Angela is yelling and overmodulating into the red, even worse when
both of them are talking at same time with no stereo separation. 0056
Allan briefly mentions death of George Zeller, a supporter of free
radio, 0059 benedixion and immediately into Hal Turner blasting
pencil-necked geeks. Here`s John Carver`s version:

``Tonight's show started on time on 6160 and 7490 with 6160 having the
better signal. Allan and Angela in the studio and apparently back in
FLA again. Allan is shirtless in the studio. Opening talk is reading
an article about the man that invented the cassette tape and later
CDs. Long talk about cassette tapes follows and they mention several
variations.

Phone call at 0026 which continues the cassette talk followed
immediately by another call at 0037 which continues on with the
cassette talk until the caller mentions politics which gets Angela
started. She continues till 0052 when Allan starts reading emails.
First email is political which causes Angela to comment again. A few
emails later Allan mentions the loss of George Zeller and talks of him
briefly. Closing prayer at 0059 and closing comments cut off at 0100
and move to dead air as happened last week also. John, Mid-North
Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, March 27 at 0157, two WRNO Worldwide IDs overlapping
as I tune in, asking for reports, but cut off 0159 to start ``Welcome
to Maranatha Radio with pastor Ray Bentley`` citing Philippians. Had
been VP to JBA signal lately but now it`s S9+20; jacked up closer to
full power or just improved propagation? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1540.197 approx., March 27 at 0217 UT, way-off-frequency het
against 1540.00 stations is back, as previously traced, WKVQ,
Eatonton, Georgia. Not present every night, and should never be as a
10 kW daytimer direxional west (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12152-USB, March 27 at 1443, 2-way in colloquial
Spanish, QRMing CODAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0412 UT March 27


Re: Glenn Hauser logs March 25-26, 2021

Jimmy James
 

On Friday, March 26, 2021, 1:06:39 a.m. EDT, Glenn Hauser via groups.io <wghauser@...> wrote:


** CUBA. 13700, March 25 at 1431, RHC is S9+30, plenty strong yet no
spur galaxy around it today. // 15140 during `Sonido Cubano` music is
S9+10 but overmodulated/distorted. Something`s still always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 12360, March 26 at 0112, CRI English relay at S9+10/20
somewhat undermodulated yet louder than S9+20 6180 of which this is
X2. 6180 has QRM from Brasil or even CRI East Turkistan; 12360 in the
clear but some deep fading. I should WOOBandscan around here more
often. CRI relays on 5990 and 5910 have also harmonicized on 11980 and
11820.

Shortly in A21, 12360 and 6180 will be gone, and so will 5910 and
11820 as CRI/HABana as usual ascends to 9580 at 01-03, and 9790 at
03-05 whose 19-20 MHz harmonix are unlikely to propagate except maybe
for a lucky summer sporadic E opening (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11840, March 26 at 0116, RHC is S9 with suptorted Spanish
modulation, and also S9 on 11860, but QRMing the noise jamming against
nothing --- or rather Cuba is jamming itself, yay! These two are the
parasitic spurs 10 kHz from fundamental 11850 which is S9+30 and
suptorted. For quite some time 11850 was parasite-free, but now has
resumed better than ever; as they used to be JBA carriers with
modulation hard to detect. Have they reswapped different transmitters?
Meanwhile, // fundamental 11760 is S9+10 and undermodulated; 11670 is
S9+10/20 undermodulated and distorted. Somethings` always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9700, March 26 at 0124, something very strange which has got
to be RHC transmitter, but not in English as scheduled, left to 6000
only. S9+10 with drama dialog in Spanish but long pauses of background
noises, music. Smax of TV soundtrack on a novela! Also overmodulated,
distorted. Not // RHC Spanish either, 11760 etc., nor the domestic SW
frequencies 5025, 4765. A totally wrong program feed is going into and
out of this unit. Still thus past 0217. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 9590, March 26 at 0122, weak S7-S9 YL in Spanish
with flutter; still past 0132+. It`s CRI scheduled at 01-03 from
Kashgar. Here`s something else about SW City, also land of ChiCom
imperialist genocide against the Uyghurs, I happened to see on CNN:

China's crackdown in Xinjiang has separated Uyghur children from their
parents. CNN found two of them - CNN


15+ minute audiovideo as seen on AC360 UT March 25 circa 0530. Also
transcript with photos, maps, graphs (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 341-MCW kHz, March 26 at 0205 UT, EI, Woodring Airport,
EnId ND beacon is back on! Latest outage started March 15. I check at
random times day or night, and assume once it`s off it stays off until
heard again. But I wonder if this or some other LW/MW beacons at minor
airports operate only irregularly depending on when there are really
incoming flights needing them, on request?

Power saving of 25 watts would hardly justify the trouble of turning
them off and on. BTW, Deirdre Gurry, the new AP director I met on a
visit about EI in October 2019, has already moved on after receiving
an award; she was replaced the following September by Keston Cook
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2078 monitoring: confirmed UT
Thursday March 25 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, VG S9/+15 into Bonaire SDR.

WORLD OF RADIO 2079 contents: *Algeria non, Antarctica, Ascension,
Armenia, Bonaire, Chile, *China, Congo, Cuba, France, India, Iran,
*Japan and non, Korea North and non, Korea South and non, *New
Zealand, North America, Philippines, *Romania, Singapore, Sudan South
non, Taiwan, *Thailand, USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela; propagation outlook;
*A21 schedules

WOR 2079 is available as of 0023 UT Friday March 26, 2021

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
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
2130 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
2200vUT Sunday    WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2300 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0030 UT Monday    WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1801 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy [ex-1901]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 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 Kelley Sprout, Hughesville PA,
for a check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

First broadcasts confirmed UT Friday March 26 at 0130 on WRMIs: 7780
S7-S9 poor here off the side and seems undermodulated, but VG on 5850,
S9+20/30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1370, March 26 at 0232 UT, a bandscan hits some C&W music,
and a produced ID barely readable in the QRM, sounds like KVRD or KBRV
or something similar rhyming. The only fuzzy fit in NRC AM Log is:
KCRV, Caruthersville MO, which is on the River in the Bootheel, east
of Kennett where it`s addressed; U1 1000/63 watts, really? E-W
longwire does favor it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, March 25 at 0606, JBA carrier presumed R. Vanuatu,
3945 x 3; but nothing heard on 7890 = 3945 x 2. Will 11835 have a CCI
problem in A-21? Yes, tentative HFCC shows nothing on 11835 but CNR
China, 150 kW, 257 degrees from Xi`an site at 0000-1300! There was
nothing at all in B-20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNSOLICITED TESTIMONIAL
+++++++++++++++++++++++

Glenn, I appreciate your dedication to the broadcast medium and
information that you provide to DXers world wide. I have been a
listener and shortwave DXer since 1967. Thanks again. Pat Zapalac,
Texas

This report dispatched at 0507 UT March 26






Glenn Hauser logs March 25-26, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 13700, March 25 at 1431, RHC is S9+30, plenty strong yet no
spur galaxy around it today. // 15140 during `Sonido Cubano` music is
S9+10 but overmodulated/distorted. Something`s still always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 12360, March 26 at 0112, CRI English relay at S9+10/20
somewhat undermodulated yet louder than S9+20 6180 of which this is
X2. 6180 has QRM from Brasil or even CRI East Turkistan; 12360 in the
clear but some deep fading. I should WOOBandscan around here more
often. CRI relays on 5990 and 5910 have also harmonicized on 11980 and
11820.

Shortly in A21, 12360 and 6180 will be gone, and so will 5910 and
11820 as CRI/HABana as usual ascends to 9580 at 01-03, and 9790 at
03-05 whose 19-20 MHz harmonix are unlikely to propagate except maybe
for a lucky summer sporadic E opening (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11840, March 26 at 0116, RHC is S9 with suptorted Spanish
modulation, and also S9 on 11860, but QRMing the noise jamming against
nothing --- or rather Cuba is jamming itself, yay! These two are the
parasitic spurs 10 kHz from fundamental 11850 which is S9+30 and
suptorted. For quite some time 11850 was parasite-free, but now has
resumed better than ever; as they used to be JBA carriers with
modulation hard to detect. Have they reswapped different transmitters?
Meanwhile, // fundamental 11760 is S9+10 and undermodulated; 11670 is
S9+10/20 undermodulated and distorted. Somethings` always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9700, March 26 at 0124, something very strange which has got
to be RHC transmitter, but not in English as scheduled, left to 6000
only. S9+10 with drama dialog in Spanish but long pauses of background
noises, music. Smax of TV soundtrack on a novela! Also overmodulated,
distorted. Not // RHC Spanish either, 11760 etc., nor the domestic SW
frequencies 5025, 4765. A totally wrong program feed is going into and
out of this unit. Still thus past 0217. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 9590, March 26 at 0122, weak S7-S9 YL in Spanish
with flutter; still past 0132+. It`s CRI scheduled at 01-03 from
Kashgar. Here`s something else about SW City, also land of ChiCom
imperialist genocide against the Uyghurs, I happened to see on CNN:

China's crackdown in Xinjiang has separated Uyghur children from their
parents. CNN found two of them - CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/18/china/xinjiang-uyghur-families-china-amnesty-report-exclusive-dst-intl-hnk/index.html

15+ minute audiovideo as seen on AC360 UT March 25 circa 0530. Also
transcript with photos, maps, graphs (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 341-MCW kHz, March 26 at 0205 UT, EI, Woodring Airport,
EnId ND beacon is back on! Latest outage started March 15. I check at
random times day or night, and assume once it`s off it stays off until
heard again. But I wonder if this or some other LW/MW beacons at minor
airports operate only irregularly depending on when there are really
incoming flights needing them, on request?

Power saving of 25 watts would hardly justify the trouble of turning
them off and on. BTW, Deirdre Gurry, the new AP director I met on a
visit about EI in October 2019, has already moved on after receiving
an award; she was replaced the following September by Keston Cook
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2078 monitoring: confirmed UT
Thursday March 25 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, VG S9/+15 into Bonaire SDR.

WORLD OF RADIO 2079 contents: *Algeria non, Antarctica, Ascension,
Armenia, Bonaire, Chile, *China, Congo, Cuba, France, India, Iran,
*Japan and non, Korea North and non, Korea South and non, *New
Zealand, North America, Philippines, *Romania, Singapore, Sudan South
non, Taiwan, *Thailand, USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela; propagation outlook;
*A21 schedules

WOR 2079 is available as of 0023 UT Friday March 26, 2021
(mp3 stream)    http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2079.m3u
(mp3 download)  http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2079.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
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
2130 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
2200vUT Sunday    WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2300 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0030 UT Monday    WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1801 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy [ex-1901]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday  WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on
voluntary support: thanks this week to Kelley Sprout, Hughesville PA,
for a check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

First broadcasts confirmed UT Friday March 26 at 0130 on WRMIs: 7780
S7-S9 poor here off the side and seems undermodulated, but VG on 5850,
S9+20/30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1370, March 26 at 0232 UT, a bandscan hits some C&W music,
and a produced ID barely readable in the QRM, sounds like KVRD or KBRV
or something similar rhyming. The only fuzzy fit in NRC AM Log is:
KCRV, Caruthersville MO, which is on the River in the Bootheel, east
of Kennett where it`s addressed; U1 1000/63 watts, really? E-W
longwire does favor it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, March 25 at 0606, JBA carrier presumed R. Vanuatu,
3945 x 3; but nothing heard on 7890 = 3945 x 2. Will 11835 have a CCI
problem in A-21? Yes, tentative HFCC shows nothing on 11835 but CNR
China, 150 kW, 257 degrees from Xi`an site at 0000-1300! There was
nothing at all in B-20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNSOLICITED TESTIMONIAL
+++++++++++++++++++++++

Glenn, I appreciate your dedication to the broadcast medium and
information that you provide to DXers world wide. I have been a
listener and shortwave DXer since 1967. Thanks again. Pat Zapalac,
Texas

This report dispatched at 0507 UT March 26


Glenn Hauser logs March 24, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** ALASKA. 9535, March 24 at 1502 as I tuned in, the KNLS IS heard
once and then VP algo. But sked for Chinese at 1400-1500 only, so next
language/frequency must have come on late. Was checking whether Cuba
were off already instead of 1600* during standard time (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, March 24 at 1521, LRA36 is on the air
again on a Wednesday afternoon; good S7-S8 into Pardinho, Brasil SDR;
music, frequent IDs, talk segments.

Waterfall tuned as above displays signal with sharp edges 15476.2 to
15478.7, i.e. 2.5 kHz wide, on the upper side. But since it still
shows same after sign-off with no signal, that must be an artifact of
the remote`s USB bandwidth rather than of the incoming signal alone.

Back to 1525: another canned ID; talk segment concludes with despedida
until next miércoles --- but does not sign off, back to music. Seems
they are playing brief pre-recorded segments. 1538 as if signing on
again, ``a partir de este momento``, then in German and English saying
that they are in Spanish, duh, and a fourth language, at first I
thought Italian? At 1545.5 yet another ``sign-on``, this time fourth
language more like Japanese? 1549 song about Antarctica; 1549.5 YL
greeting in the ``17th`` program, mentions station personnel,
discussion; 1556 contact info. 1605 another canned ID, part of which
goes, ``Nacional, Antárdida Argentina --- la radio pública``. 1615 ID
and more talk about COVID-19; 1618 email address, QSL offer; mostly
discussion about the ejército, as after all, this a paramilitary if
not totally military operation; ``en todo el país``; 1648 recheck
still talking but chopped off air abruptly at 1650*. Come to think of
it, never noted them with the name ``Radio Nacional Arcángel San
Gabriel``, but maybe missed it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11985, March 24 at 2107, S7-S9 sorta English: it`s
AWR MADAGASCAR in Nigerian Pidgin --- heavy accent, but occasional
words and phrases in clear English, all mixed up (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. 341-MCW kHz, March 24 at 0606, still no EI Enid, ND
beacon, but after several stops and restarts, I still expect it back,
sometime. Instead, JBA DNI, which is 25 watts from Sherman-DeNIson,
Texas just across the Red; not often audible, but now instead of or
atop, OIN, Oberlin, Kansas. I`ve yet to hear plenty of other 341s
listed in the Conterminous, Alaska, Canada, Greenland (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** PHILIPPINES [and non]. 12120, March 24 at 1454, Chinese under RTTY
and CODAR; VOA Tinang and jamming scheduled 1400-1500.

9825, March 24 at 1457, rock music S5-S7 with flutter, off at 1500.
Another VOA Chinese via Tinang and jamming, 1000-1500 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Wed Mar 24 from 2300, REE token English, VG on NAm
frequency as heard in VA SDR, S9+10/40, Alison Hughes with a well-done
comprehensive news review - of the whole past week? Since most
broadcasts do not deal with hard current events. I also like her voice
and style, but could not help noticing her mispronouncing Sergei, and
Angela; interspersed bits of music until 2327 flamenco fill playout.

From next week this is expected to shift one real UT hour earlier to
2200 M/W/F, as usual due to the irrelevant imposition of DST in Spain.
This is totally irrational. First of all, by longitude, most of Spain
should be on GMT, as the Greenwich zero-meridian goes down the east
coast. The zulu timezone should extend 7.5 degrees east and 7.5
degrees west from there. Which means that the NW corner, Galicia,
*should* be on UT minus 1! Since Spain normally is effectively on DST
already, UT+1, this means most of the country will be *two* hours
ahead of mean `solar` time, and Galicia, *three*!!

Furthermore, advance publicity of A-21 schedule claims that the NAm
beam will be only on 17855, from morning on the weekends, all
afternoon, and as long as on air evenings until 0200* UT = 9 pm CDT,
after sunset here and the entire path in darkness. We can only hope
REE come to its senses and QSY down to, say, 9690, no later than 2200
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, March 24 at 2302, VOT English to us manages to be on
the air today unlike yesterday, VG with ID and announcer name during
the news; as heard at UTwente, VG S9/+20. From next week, March 28,
this is to shift to 2200 on 9830 vs NAU PR RTTY, whenever it manage to
be on air at all. Last year the RTTY would sometimes be off by 2200,
but not dependably (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 8992-USB // weaker 15016-USB, March 24 until 1506*, last
part of alfanumeric crypto message with deliberate echo and whine,
outro as ``message of 37 characters; this is Uncle Joe, out``. unID US
military exercise with ever-changing tactical calls, suspected
originating from Andrews (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2078 monitoring: Richard Lemke, Alberta,
confirms the Wed Mar 24 at 1030 on WRMI 5850.

Also confirmed here Wed Mar 24 at 2100+ on WBCQ 7489.97v, S5-S7.

Also confirmed Wed Mar 24 at 2100 on WRMI 7780, JBA here but poor
S7-S8 to UTwente, VG S7/S9+10 at Maine SDR.

Also confirmed Wed Mar 24 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S9/+20 to Maine over
jamming. Next, and last:

0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Gerald T Pollard, Raleigh NC, for a generous check
to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, with comment,
``Equinoctial greetings to the Recording Angel of Shortwave,
who is in especially fine voice these days`` [sic]

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

This report despatched at 2354 UT March 24


Corrected A21 for Uncle Bill's Melting Pot

Bill Tilford
 

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot A21: 
Sundays 2200-2300 UTC, WBCQ 7490 kHz for the Americas
Tuesdays 2000-2100 UTC (2200-2300 CEST) Channel 292, 6070 kHz for Europe
Saturdays 0800-0900 UTC (1000-1100 CEST) Channel 292 9670 kHz for Europe



Glenn Hauser logs March 23, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 6100, March 23 at 0630, S9 humbuzz from the only RHC still on
the air, otherwise just barely modulated if that`s the audio source.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13435 trace, 13500, 13567 vs CODAR, 13633 S9; source 13700
S9+30; 13767, 13834, 13900 S5, 13967 & 14034 & 14100 traces at least
of F-natural tone, March 23 after 1418, distorted spurblobs today at
~65 kHz intervals, the closer ones with readable audio in NBFM; not in
the order tuned. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, March 23 at 2332, the #1 historic RHC frequency is
humbuzzing at S9+20, much like that heard 17 hours ago on 6100:
suspected very same transmitter, except now it`s also fully modulated.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 7300, March 23 at 2327 S7-S9 Chinese with flutter.
HFCC shows CRI in Chinese via Urumqi this hour; from the land of
Chicom imperialist genocide against the Uyghurs.

I have just been way-out-of-bandscanning below 15 MHz, just above and
below 13 and 11 MHz, but no sign of CNR1 or Firedragon jammers which
used to occupy many frequencies in these ranges. I`m not hearing them
morning or evening, even when there are some such inband signals.
During the winter I assumed propagation was just not working, but now
I wonder if they and/or Sound of Hope are still all over those areas?
Wolfgang Bueschel was still hearing them in those three ranges, March
7 between 08 and 09 UT via remotes in Japan (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 1050 kHz, March 23 at 0617 UT, choral Mexican war-mongering
NA is just ending rather late after HCM/CST midnight, and then full
florid legal ID for XEG, which I should record and copy verbatim,
including street address in Monterrey NL, and 100,000 watts
``efectivos`` --- as in ERP? AM stations normally are known by their
transmitter power, altho ERP can be calculated in different direxions
if they are not non-direxional, which XEG supposed be, day and night.
100/100 kW, WRTH and IRCA Log agree.

At the moment it`s atop, but plenty of QRM. Much of the time it is
buried in all the Unitedstatesian QRM vs this traditional Mexican
``clear`` channel. NRC AM Log shows 44 US stations at night, one 50
and one 10 kW at distances, likewise in Canada, but US mostly under
1000, under 100 or even under 10 watts! But it all adds up, piles on.
I could easily believe XEG really run much less than 100 kW. Remember
in the good? ole days when it was a border-blaster in English with a
simple address of Fort Worth, 11, Texas? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, March 23 at 2315, once again no signal here from VOT
English to North America. By 2340 I`m checking UTwente SDR: Not there
either, but East Turkistan, land of Chicom imperialist genocide
against the Uyghurs, which is now exactly on-frequency. In case
something failed to get turned off on time, like often happens to 5960
when it manages to come on in the first place, I proceed to check all
the other TRT frequencies which were scheduled to end in the last few
hours, -2030, -2130, -2200, -2230, i.e. 5970, 6050, 6120, 9610, 9625
--- either nothing heard at all or more China/Turkistan. So much for
that.

BTW, I was amused by a report from Europe which said, ``Last night I
got a surprise; a new station that does not exist within the latest
Handbook appeared on 11540 kHz shortwave. It was TRT Radio Recep
Erdogan, who showed that the cult of personality has reached
unimaginable heights in Turkey.``

While one could easily imagine Recep E. naming a station after
himself, apparently the reporter does not realize that the name is
merely an ironic handle that Ivo Ivanov first deployed upon the jammer
against Dengê Welat; no doubt a spare Ermirler transmitter (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 400-MCW kHz, March 23 at 0605 UT, ND beacon AHQ, 25 watts
from Wahoo, Nebraska. Yahoo! Gotta log this one every so often. Wahoo
is a 4K town sorta between Omaha and Lincoln at the junxion of US 77
and State 92, i.e. between Prague and Ithaca; between Colón and
Valparaíso. Obviously the Wahoonians were looking for a less
derivative name than their neighbours (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2078 monitoring; next:
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 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 Gerald T Pollard, Raleigh NC, for a generous check
to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, with comment,
``Equinoctial greetings to the Recording Angel of Shortwave,
who is in especially fine voice these days`` [sic]

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

** U S A. Greg Hardison, CA, in the WOR iog, replies to my log of
Rollye James on WGN: "...Rollye James is sounding like a DXer..."

``Certainly one of the most amazing and fascinating minds with which
I've ever interacted belongs to Rollye. I was very happy to hear of
her new home at WGN/720, and hope they have the wisdom to keep her
there for just as long as she will stay. Rollye James has graced the
airwaves at many a station. She was briefly on the old KFMB/760 in San
Diego, where I went on with her via phone a few times, whilst running
the board up the coast/dial at KABC/790, unbeknownst to 790 mgmt., of
course!

She is a true radio-fanatic, in the same manner as the late great Art
Bell, and can build a fine show around any subject in the known
universe. A few nights ago on WGN, Rollye was working on an obsession
with old R&B love ballads of the early-to-mid 1960s. Heard some tunes
then & there I hadn't even thought of in nearly 60 years!)

Rollye is a born natural for WGN -- well, actually for any worthwhile
station, but especially for 'GN, which is mostly maintaining its
unique style under "new" ownership of Nexstar. Jim Bohannon is a small
step down for WGN as he fiddles with the world of right-wing
blatherhood beneath his talents, and it seems the only blatant mistake
Nexstar has made so far is the addition of proto-fascist
Trump-worshiping syndicated assclown Bill Cunningham on Sunday nights
--- although once again WGN is unique, in presenting both the best
(Rollye) and the worst (Billy) in commercial Talkradio!

I hereby declare my undying love and mighty recommendation for Rollye
James and her most-excellent weeknightly show on WGN. And if you can't
hear the huge signal, there's always www.wgnradio.com`` -- Greg
Hardison

https://wgnradio.com/rollye-james/rollye-james/

``Rochelle "Rollye" James is an American radio talk show host. She
hosted The Rollye James Show nationally and on international shortwave
on WWCR from 2000 to 2011. Rollye revived her show, broadcasting
weeknights 10p.m.–midnight, via live stream and podcast on June 19,
2013. Wikipedia`` (via Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** U S A. 1140, March 23 at 0619 UT, once again tonight, KXRB Sioux
Falls SD is dominating the channel to the south instead of legally
aiming all its night power NW: 0622 between C&W tunes, convenient
simple ID only as ``KXRB``. Oook, last night`s log was misdated March
29 instead of 22, as were two others I`ve had to reissue corrected!
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7360, March 23 at 2328, S8-S9 open carrier with flutter,
marred by Cuban noise jamming splash from 7355/7365. Something
interesting about to open? But still no modulation heard past 2331.
HFCC shows Iran in French due west for W & C Africa, an hour from
2320. Could also be CNR in Tibetan from Beijing site until 2400 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0104 UT March 24


A21 Sched for FTIOM & UBMP + Mar 28-Apr 3

Bill Tilford
 

A21 Schedule for From the Isle of Music and Uncle BIll's Melting Pot is as follows:
From The Isle of Music
Sundays 1500-1600 UTC (1800-1900 MSK) Space Line 9400 kHz for Europe and beyond
Tuesdays 0000-0100 UTC (8-9pm EDT Mondays)  WBCQ 7490 kHz for the Americas
Tuesdays 1900-2000 UTC (2100-2200 CEST) Channel 292, 6070 kHz for Europe
Saturdays 1200-1300 UTC (1400-1500 CEST) Channel 292, 6070 kHz for Europe
Uncle Bill's Melting Pot
Sundays 2200-2300 UTC, WBCQ 7490 kHz for the Americas
Tuesdays 2000-2100 UTC (2200-2300 CEST) Channel 292, 6070 kHz for Europe
Saturdays 1200-1300 UTC (1400-1500 CEST) Channel 292 6070 kHz for Europe

From the Isle of Music, March 28-April 3:
This week, in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, we reprise a 2020 episode with Cuban jazz violinist William Roblejo.
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 0000-0100 on WBCQ (NEW UTC), 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 (NEW 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, March 28-April 3:
In episode 210, we enjoy music from Belize.
The transmissions take place:
1.Sunday 2200-2300 (NEW UTC) (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

 



Re: Glenn Hauser logs March 21-22, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 


Three of my logs in this report were misdated March 29 instead of 22!
Fixed:

** U S A. 15825, March 22 at 1409, instead of JBA carrier, WWCR
inbooming at S9+10/20 clearly audiblizing the horrible squeal on #1
transmitter. Shares SSOB status with 15140 Cuba. Must be sporadic E
opening but unaccounted for by any MUF spot on DXMAP. At one megameter
distance, on 15 MHz, Nashville is too close for F2 propagation but not
too close for Es (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 720, UT Monday March 22 at 0554, tuning across WGN Chicago,
I pause because Rollye James is sounding like a DXer, discussing
whether WEDO is off the air as a caller claims; they`ve had a CP to
diplex non-direxional with something for 3 years but it should have
expired. Was simulcasting EZL from WKGO. Apparently this is a
trivia/quiz segment during her show. WEDO is or was an 810 daytimer in
McKeesport PA - Pittsburgh market. Per WGN sked, Rollye James is
supposed to be Mon-Thu at 10 pm-1 am CDT = 03-06 UT Tue-Fri; after 05
UT Mondays it`s `WGN Showcase`, reruns of previous week`s shows.

[non] BTW, at 0558 UT under WGN, I can hear the Mexican NA playing
from somewhere in the CST = midnight zone, so most likely XEDE
Saltillo, 24h as in IRCA Log; two of the three others supposedly
daytimers (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1140, March 22 at 0355 UT, C&W music, ``100.1 and 1140 AM,
KXRB`` ID, plug a game with wine, mention Sioux Falls. From the north
dominating anyway on my E-W longwire despite night pattern supposed to
be totally to its NW from SE SD; likely really on ND day pattern, 10/5
kW -- unless it has an STA like more and more stations are getting to
run ND all the time with reduced power at night. Again at 0603 UT
check, KXRB country music jingle (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)


Re: Glenn Hauser logs March 21, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

Thanks for your kind comments.

It`s radioverdad5@...

Glenn


Glenn Hauser logs March 22-23, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** BONAIRE. VOA attempted to get airtime on TWR 800 Bonaire last year,
in order to reach adjacent Venezuela without the inconvenience of
shortwave, but first started after 0000 UT with HJHJ 600 Barranquilla,
Colombia, as I monitored last summer. Now a TWR deal is in effect per
this via El Dial, Spain:

``Antillas Holandesas
AER, 20/03/2021 18:39, https://aer.org.es/archivos/26720, EA2-0800
Según Erminy Fernando en el grupo de FB Cadena DX, la VOA ha iniciado
transmisiones a Venezuela desde las instalaciones de TWR en Bonaire
(800). Reportado 2100-2230 con el programa “Venezuela 360”,
presumiblemente de lunes a viernes. (Rafael Rodríguez en el grupo
DXing.info fb, vía Ydun’s Medium Wave Info).(via El Dial)``

Now that it`s Monday March 22, I check for it via TWR`s own Bonaire
SDR. At 2142 an interview is underway with someone fluent in Spanish
but with obvious American accent -- I wonder why such people don`t
make a little more effort to tighten up their dixion. Seems to be
about the border situation; and then another one about the pandemic in
the US, neither of which very pertinent to Venezuela. 2159 VOA ID and
sign-off, quick ID as ``PJB-98, Apreciamos su sintonia`` and back for
more VOA. 98? What`s that about, an FM frequency? There`s no PJB or
any other Bonaire FM station in the 98s listed in WRTH 2021.

While sufficient, the 800 signal is not superstrong on TWR`s own SDR
--- they must be deliberately attenuating it, understandably. On the
waterfall, much stronger signals show on 550, 710 and 910 which are
obviously Caracas, and 860 from Curacao (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRAN. Another check of VIRI March 22 to confirm whether still on SW
in English, despite reports that some or all languages would quit. At
first no signals at 1920 on 6040 & 11880, monitoring both via SDRs in
Holland and Ireland where I have been getting IRRS with WOR. But both
cut on late at *1922:30, again like yesterday without the formal
sign-on procedure but instead JIP English, something about Pakistan
just ending. 1923:40, music, ID as ``Voice of the Islamic Republic of
Iran`` and schedule as 1920-2020 UT on 6040 to Europe, 11880 to South
Africa, also on FM 91.5 for Tehran, several satellites, mobile phones.
1924:48 some traditional music; 1929:06 ``IRIB English Radio, coming
up, the news``; 1930 chimes and news.

I check again for the *2350 Spanish broadcast March 22 and there it is
via Bonaire SDR, standard opening with IS, NA, ID, Qur`an, on 5980
with splash from CRI/Cuba 5990; and 7230 with SSB and AM QRhaM, since
after all, Iran is INTRUDING into the W Hemisphere hamband.

So it seems that all this talk about quitting SW was a false alarm,
started by LVRII itself announcement in Spanish, but since then others
have heard them also announcing a new A21 sked for Spanish! It may be
confusion inside the organization, or even a power struggle? There are
at least three entities involved, IRIB, VIRI, and Pars Today. It`s
never been clear to me exactly how these relate to each other.

Anyhow, this has encouraged me to listen to Iran a lot more than I
ever have; remember even when they had a separate English for North
America in our evenings, called `Voice of Justice`? Not sure of its
lifespan, but I see it in my handy 2005y WRTH (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1460, March 22 at 1902 UT, KZUE El Reno with series of
promos for Grupo Fórmula, and more totally México-centric programming
as they plug into Fórmula feed every afternoon, not sure of exact
times. At least there is no jittering on the audio like during music
the last time I tuned by. Surely it`s not the only Unitedstatesian
doing so, but in NRC AM Log KZUE`s Grupo is filed only under La
Tremenda with two FM translators on 97.7. KZUE is a 500-watt daytimer
but plenty to reach Enid; caradio again (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. VOA now on 800 to Venezuela: See BONAIRE

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2078 monitoring: confirmed Monday
March 22 from 1902:18 on IRRS 7290 via Bulgaria. Started late and as I
feared, not flexible enough not to cut me off before finished, at
1930:06, onward to IRRS ID with PO Box, and Feature Story News again.
As monitored via UTwente SDR: strong signal holds up, but so does the
ACI splatter from 7290 Vietnam and 7295 East Turkistan, which cannot
be avoided.

Earlier: carrier on at *1857:10; no sign-on but 1900:38 JIP FSN in
progress, not just half a minute of headlines as customary; 1901:34
cut to IRRS ID; 1901:46 *more* spurious FSN; finally cut it off at
1902:18 for WOR. Another problem is annoying skipping of my audio, but
this must be a UTwente thing, since another SDR at Curlow, Ireland is
not skipping, but just as QRMed.

Note that from next week, March 29 after the imposition of DST in
Italy, this airing shifts one real UT hour earlier to start circa
*1801v. Per HFCC A-21 the QRM situation then will be: 7280 still
Vietnam in Spanish; 7290 Iran in Russian until 1750, and hope it`s off
in time, but even more so, CNR China until 1805. 7285 & 7295 both
clear; but 7300 Iran in German until 1820. Next:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 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 Gerald T Pollard, Raleigh NC, for a generous check
to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, with comment,
``Equinoctial greetings to the Recording Angel of Shortwave,
who is in especially fine voice these days`` [sic]

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

** U S A. 7489.957v, March 22 at 2226, WBCQ has shifted from the plus
side circa 7490.1 or .2, down to here, as Allan Weiner is conversing
with a caller about radio, evidently an `AAAWWW` playback. Also
applies amid `From the Isle of Music` Cuban hour at 0030 UT Tuesday
March 23. I wonder why the change; random or deliberate, and just
can`t land on .000? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6205.031v, March 23 at 0005, 0007, 0010.5 between tunes,
Radio Onda Corta Venezuela is now inserting Morse Code IDs as ROCV. S7
into Bonaire SDR, the AM signal remains rather distorted but sounds
less so when tuned in SynchAM mode. Another one at recheck 0120 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA [non]. VOA now on 800 to Venezuela: See U S A [non]

This report dispatched at 0300 UT March 23


Glenn Hauser logs March 21-22, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 13833 approx., March 22 at 1352, spurblob with no program
modulation but hum; 13766 undermodulated with hum and no F-natural
tone here either; source 13700-AM is S9+10 and undermodulated; 13635
S8-S9; 13570 better S7+ and tone; also weaker traces circa 13503,
13440, 13373. Approx. 65-kHz intervals. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRAN [and non]. Continued from last report: 6040, IRIB English from
*1920 March 21: at 1948 about pandemic, and now via UTwente, // 11880
is also VG, S9+25 while 6040 is S9+30. 2002 a lexure on Islam starting
with a bit of Arabic; billions of people have been informed about
Islam; something about ``good governance``; New World Order in Farsi,
Arabic. 2011 song. 2014 reading an article from National Geographic
about Amazon forests, greenhouse gases, not just CO2. Still in
progress when chopped off the 6040 air at 2020:32* and 11880 is also
gone.

Like at 1920 joining program in progress, obviously there is no
coördination between programming and transmission on the odd SW
timings of :20 past the hours. Altho news on the (half) hour aired
successfully, perhaps the rest of English programming be pulled from
their TV service? which operates on a different schedule.

Anyhow, English is still going, a day after all SW was feared to be
terminated. I`ve heard the whole hour altho not with undivided
attention vs my favorite Sunday afternoon music on public radio
stations. Nothing heard in English about a SW closedown, nor did Bryan
Clark, New Zealand.

Spanish had been announcing such a close, so am sure to check next
broadcast in that language, from 2350 on 5980, 7230. At 2349 via
UTwente, 7230 is S9/+10 with IRIB IS; 5980 comes on later at *2350 at
S9+20/30 but dumps off at 2351* while 7230 remains. *2352, 5980 back
on with Qur`an introduxion in *English* not Spanish, now not // 7230
which is in national anthem; 2354 into Spanish introduxion of Qur`an,
and by 2357 both in Spanish seemingly matching. Now 7230 has a SAH
from an understation: CNR via Xi`an the only other listee. On ForoDX,
Spaniards suggest SW programming is now coming from the HispanTV
channel; and a Spanish A-21 SW sked was announced.

At 0130 I check UTwente for other sked languages: 6040 Arabic not
heard. but on at 0131 JBA carrier then Qur`an; 7360 has algo, Tajik?
Enough for tonight.

7310 Arabic, 9800, 9870, 9390 at 1456 March 29 via UTwente, seem to be
occupied by regular VIRI S Asian languages as scheduled. 6 MHz
frequencies not heard, maybe not propagating this early.

7300, trying again March 29 for 1520 English, like yesterday, I can`t
hear any of it via UTwente or Kolkata SDRs, just the China/Taiwan
radio war. But maybe it`s still on. Next: *1920 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** MEXICO. 660, UT Mon March 22 at 0407, `La Hora Nacional` so it`s an
XE, still on standard time until April 4, at 10 pm CST Sundays, after
which it goes to 0300 UT. Quick check of other frequencies finds LHN
on 730, 570, 540 but best on 660: likely XEEY Aguascalientes2, tho 4
or 5 others in IRCA listing (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 770, March 22 at 0550, rock music, Spanish announcement;
string of PSAs including Secretaría de Salud Pública, Electoral
concluding with 3-tones which as pointed out in NRC IDXD is a giveaway
that it`s Mexico:

``Mike Jeziorski, Juriquilla, Querétaro, México; Sony ICF-2010, no
external antenna. International News MEXICO: If you are listening for
Mexican stations, pay close attention to the three-note chime at the
end of this announcement on YouTube:
https://youtu.be/R9LrXpVLpbE
The chimes end every announcement by the Instituto Nacional Electoral
(INE), which has been running PSA's very frequently on AM stations in
the months leading up to national elections. If you hear those notes
cut through the noise, then you have an XE coming in``

After that, PSA mentioning Tribuna Electoral, Zacatecas, so again it`s
XEFRTM in Fresnillo, rather than XEACH Monterrey or anyother (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR) See also USA: WGN

** PANAMA. 18160-USB, March 21 at 2159*, HP9SAM, Steve is going QRT
but says he will be back next Sunday here or on ``56``, at same time
(starting when?) and returning frequency to normal ham usage. An
active ``17`` m guy logged before (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2078 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
March 21 from 2200:20 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6159.93. Before 2200 was in
WBCQ IS & ID loop, then a bit of othermusic until WOR start. JBA
direct vs high local line noise level; but at 2320 check JBA carrier
into VA, MO remotes, as K-index is 5, G1 storms. No response yet to my
request to move us back into the night at 0300 UT Mondays.

Also confirmed Sun Mar 21 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, good S9+10/25 into VA
SDR, but poor only S7-S9 into UTwente; before 2300 there was only
music for several minutes, concluding with the anomalous ``PCJ Radio
International`` ID! again this week.

Confirmed UT Monday March 22 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct after
chimes inserted after ID.

Also confirmed UT Mon Mar 22 at 0230 on WRMIs: 5800 S9/+10 to MO
remote, 7780 S9+10 to ME remote; also on WRN webcast same time for one
more week, but by March 29 should be at 0130 UT.

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
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 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 Gerald T Pollard, Raleigh NC, for a generous check
to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, with comment,
``Equinoctial greetings to the Recording Angel of Shortwave,
who is in especially fine voice these days`` [sic]

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

** U S A. 15825, March 29 at 1409, instead of JBA carrier, WWCR
inbooming at S9+10/20 clearly audiblizing the horrible squeal on #1
transmitter. Shares SSOB status with 15140 Cuba. Must be sporadic E
opening but unaccounted for by any MUF spot on DXMAP. At one megameter
distance, on 15 MHz, Nashville is too close for F2 propagation but not
too close for Es (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 720, UT Monday March 29 at 0554, tuning across WGN Chicago,
I pause because Rollye James is sounding like a DXer, discussing
whether WEDO is off the air as a caller claims; they`ve had a CP to
diplex non-direxional with something for 3 years but it should have
expired. Was simulcasting EZL from WKGO. Apparently this is a
trivia/quiz segment during her show. WEDO is or was an 810 daytimer in
McKeesport PA - Pittsburgh market. Per WGN sked, Rollye James is
supposed to be Mon-Thu at 10 pm-1 am CDT = 03-06 UT Tue-Fri; after 05
UT Mondays it`s `WGN Showcase`, reruns of previous week`s shows.

[non] BTW, at 0558 UT under WGN, I can hear the Mexican NA playing
from somewhere in the CST = midnight zone, so most likely XEDE
Saltillo, 24h as in IRCA Log; two of the three others supposedly
daytimers (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1140, March 29 at 0355 UT, C&W music, ``100.1 and 1140 AM,
KXRB`` ID, plug a game with wine, mention Sioux Falls. From the north
dominating anyway on my E-W longwire despite night pattern supposed to
be totally to its NW from SE SD; likely really on ND day pattern, 10/5
kW -- unless it has an STA like more and more stations are getting to
run ND all the time with reduced power at night. Again at 0603 UT
check, KXRB country music jingle (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

TIPS FOR RATIONAL LIVING
++++++++++++++++++++++++

The Open Mind --- False Equivalency Created The Big Lie
03/15/2021 | 28m 15s | Video has closed captioning.

Daily Beast columnist Wajahat Ali discusses a culture of false
equivalence that has normalized domestic terrorism and disinformation.
Aired: 03/15/21 Rating: NR

https://www.pbs.org/video/false-equivalency-created-the-big-lie-ag4zs7/

This report dispatched at 1721 UT March 22


Re: Glenn Hauser logs March 21, 2021

Srinivasan
 

Dear Glenn,
Good morning.
Every day dawns by viewing your reports.
You are blessed.
Am Dr.Srini, Prof. of Dermatology in teaching medical University, hennai, Indi.
Am a SW enthu and doing so since 1968.
Please forward contact e mail of Radio Truth,Guatemala. Like to be in touch with the.
73s.

On Monday, 22 March, 2021, 01:10:14 am IST, Glenn Hauser via groups.io <wghauser@...> wrote:


** CUBA. 6060, March 21 at 0619, RHC English with huge humbuzz and
spreading out plus/minus 15 blocking 6070 CFRX; 6100 still on but
S9+10/20 of dead air. 6000 is off, but by 0632, 9700 is still on VG
S9+30. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13376 trace, 13491 S2, 13506 S3 vs CODAR, 13571 S8, 13635 S8;
13765 S9, 13830 JBA, 13895 S3, 13960 trace, 14026 trace: March 21
after 1418, FMish spurblob panoply out of fundamental 13700-AM S9+20.
All approx., at ~65 kHz intervals with F-natural tones, on the fringes
the only reveal. Not in the order tuned. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUATEMALA. Reply received March 20 from Dr Madrid at Radio Verdad,
not including a QSL per se:

``Thank you, Glenn, for your concern about Radio Truth. We are on the
air already with only 250 watts. We plan to fix another module very
soon, in order to increase power. May God bless you and keep you on a
good health.
Dr. Édgar Amílcar Madrid
General Manager and Director
Radio Truth
Chiquimula, Guatemala, C. A.
--------------------------------------
Please download the attachments.``

The 5 attachments are:

1) one-sheet 2021 calendar with portraits of station people

2) Same calendar expanded to 8 pages pdf, enlarged month by month with
events, slogans; not including start of spring --- too pagan? Or
negligible in the tropix?

3) Pennant; I have several real ones

4) Bumper sticker, ditto

5) Huge 18-page pdf listing all reports received from 2000 to 2020 by
countries, departments, 938 towns in alfabetical order including #251
Enid (if anyone would like to see this I can forward, or ask him).
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRAN. Iran quitting SW as of today - Happy New Year
From new foroDX iog: ``LV De la República Islámica de Irán deja la OC
--- AER, 14 marzo 2021 22:22 22:22,

Según este audio difundido por el Whatsapp de La Voz de la República
Islámica de Irán y mandado por Dario Gabrielli, la emisora dejaría la
onda corta el próximo día 21 de marzo, pasando a solo emisión por
Internet. Debemos recordar que ya hubo un supuesto comunicado por
correo electrónico hace unos meses que decía que también dejaría la
onda corta, y no fue así.``

And from March 20: ``Hola, Al final del programa de hoy 20/03/2021 de
LV de la Rep. Islámica de Irán en español, Pars Today, han anunciado
que dejan de emitir en onda corta desde el día 21. Curiosamente, hoy
dia 20 de marzo es el último día del año persa. Un saludo  -- Pedro
Sedano, Madrid, España``

``Juan Ignacio Gutiérrez Marí 11:34am #18 --- Bueno, otra emisora que
desaparece de la Onda Corta. Veremos si aumenta sus oyentes, a través
de Internet. Habrá que comprobar la calidad del streaming.``

``Hola, En teoría continuan en la web de Hispan TV, no en la de Pars
Today, es decir, https://www.hispantv.com/ aunque si haces clic en el
enlace superior de Radio, no pasa nada. Debes situar el ratón sobre TV
en Directo y entonces sale lo de la Radio en Directo; vaya chapuza. la
Un saludo, Pedro Sedano, Madrid, España``

``Juan Ignacio Gutiérrez Marí 11:42am #20 --- Lo lógico es que
emitieran desde la web de Pars Today. Si hay que ir a otro sitio y
está escondido el acceso, les auguro poco éxito. Un saludo a todos.
⁣Asociación Española de Radioescucha``

From Célio Romais, Brasil, March 20: ``El viernes fue la última
edición del programa Conversando con Nuestros Oyentes y la despedida
de los locutores de Voz de Irán en la onda corta! Este domingo es la
última transmisión. Sigue el audio que grabé.``

To the WOR iog: ``Spanish still on the air this Sunday, as scheduled
(0723 on 15200 and 17630). Jean-Michel Aubier, France``

I post at 1518 March 21: `Célio Romais heard IRIB in Spanish announce
that their last SW broadcast would be today Sunday. Maybe that also
applies to English. Check it right now: English has been scheduled
only: 7300 at 1520-1620; 6040, 11880 at 1920-2020. Glenn``

``At 1520 into UTwente, China/Taiwan radio war is raging on 7300. Iran
is aimed 105 degrees for this English. New Delhi SDR gets nothing on
7300. Maybe better luck at 1920 when 6040 is 313, 11880 at 198
degrees. Glenn``

Jean-Michel AUBIER, Framce: ``Tehran heard on English at 1545 on 7300
with a feature about spring in Afghanistan mention on parstoday.com``

Wolfgang Bueschel, Germany, at 1732 UT:
``A LOT OF SERVICES ARE STILL on air TODAY MARCH 21 !

7310 1430-1730 IRN VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN Ara Zahedan
7310.004 S=9+40dB in Europe

9800 1430-1730 IRN VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN Ara Sirjan
9800.007 S=9+15dB in Europe

7290 1650-1750 IRN VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN Rus Sirjan
7290.007 S=9+35dB Russian, sonor lady announcer excellent audio.

6110 1720-1820 IRN VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN Bos Sirjan
6110.004 S=9+35dB National Anthem hymn heard 17.24 UT around.

5940 1720-1820 IRN VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN Ger Sirjan
5940.004 S=9+35dB 17.26 UT German annmt. 73 wb``

gh: Here`s the full registered B20 schedule to keep checking:
By Monday, presumably all will be silent, not yet today Sunday.

Roberto Scaglione, Sicily at 1757: ``Italian is on air today....``

That would be 5930. At 1840 into UTwente, still Albanian on 7305,
5925; presumed Hausa on weaker 9475.

6040 last? 1918:10 carrier cut on briefly and off again. English is
just starting, cut on air to stay at *1920:45. Good into UTwente. But
JIP some program is closing?? Says 1920-2020 on 6040, 11880, FM 91.5,
satellites, internet, phone; music not IS. Program feed may have
really started an hour earlier due to DST confusion? We`ll see what
follows. No, 1929 ``This is IRIB English radio; coming up is the
news``. 1930 chimes and news starting with nuclear deal, Yemen vs
Saudi Arabia, anti-coronavirus restrixions. Music keeps playing during
headlines. Hmm, American accents but a bit of an anti-American slant
---. Right into an interview (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1940 UT March 21






Glenn Hauser logs March 21, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 6060, March 21 at 0619, RHC English with huge humbuzz and
spreading out plus/minus 15 blocking 6070 CFRX; 6100 still on but
S9+10/20 of dead air. 6000 is off, but by 0632, 9700 is still on VG
S9+30. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13376 trace, 13491 S2, 13506 S3 vs CODAR, 13571 S8, 13635 S8;
13765 S9, 13830 JBA, 13895 S3, 13960 trace, 14026 trace: March 21
after 1418, FMish spurblob panoply out of fundamental 13700-AM S9+20.
All approx., at ~65 kHz intervals with F-natural tones, on the fringes
the only reveal. Not in the order tuned. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUATEMALA. Reply received March 20 from Dr Madrid at Radio Verdad,
not including a QSL per se:

``Thank you, Glenn, for your concern about Radio Truth. We are on the
air already with only 250 watts. We plan to fix another module very
soon, in order to increase power. May God bless you and keep you on a
good health.
Dr. Édgar Amílcar Madrid
General Manager and Director
Radio Truth
Chiquimula, Guatemala, C. A.
--------------------------------------
Please download the attachments.``

The 5 attachments are:

1) one-sheet 2021 calendar with portraits of station people

2) Same calendar expanded to 8 pages pdf, enlarged month by month with
events, slogans; not including start of spring --- too pagan? Or
negligible in the tropix?

3) Pennant; I have several real ones

4) Bumper sticker, ditto

5) Huge 18-page pdf listing all reports received from 2000 to 2020 by
countries, departments, 938 towns in alfabetical order including #251
Enid (if anyone would like to see this I can forward, or ask him).
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRAN. Iran quitting SW as of today - Happy New Year
From new foroDX iog: ``LV De la República Islámica de Irán deja la OC
--- AER, 14 marzo 2021 22:22 22:22,
https://aer.org.es/archivos/26437

Según este audio difundido por el Whatsapp de La Voz de la República
Islámica de Irán y mandado por Dario Gabrielli, la emisora dejaría la
onda corta el próximo día 21 de marzo, pasando a solo emisión por
Internet. Debemos recordar que ya hubo un supuesto comunicado por
correo electrónico hace unos meses que decía que también dejaría la
onda corta, y no fue así.``

And from March 20: ``Hola, Al final del programa de hoy 20/03/2021 de
LV de la Rep. Islámica de Irán en español, Pars Today, han anunciado
que dejan de emitir en onda corta desde el día 21. Curiosamente, hoy
dia 20 de marzo es el último día del año persa. Un saludo -- Pedro
Sedano, Madrid, España``

``Juan Ignacio Gutiérrez Marí 11:34am #18 --- Bueno, otra emisora que
desaparece de la Onda Corta. Veremos si aumenta sus oyentes, a través
de Internet. Habrá que comprobar la calidad del streaming.``

``Hola, En teoría continuan en la web de Hispan TV, no en la de Pars
Today, es decir, https://www.hispantv.com/ aunque si haces clic en el
enlace superior de Radio, no pasa nada. Debes situar el ratón sobre TV
en Directo y entonces sale lo de la Radio en Directo; vaya chapuza. la
web es https://www.hispantv.com/directo-radio
Un saludo, Pedro Sedano, Madrid, España``

``Juan Ignacio Gutiérrez Marí 11:42am #20 --- Lo lógico es que
emitieran desde la web de Pars Today. Si hay que ir a otro sitio y
está escondido el acceso, les auguro poco éxito. Un saludo a todos.
⁣Asociación Española de Radioescucha``

From Célio Romais, Brasil, March 20: ``El viernes fue la última
edición del programa Conversando con Nuestros Oyentes y la despedida
de los locutores de Voz de Irán en la onda corta! Este domingo es la
última transmisión. Sigue el audio que grabé.``

To the WOR iog: ``Spanish still on the air this Sunday, as scheduled
(0723 on 15200 and 17630). Jean-Michel Aubier, France``

I post at 1518 March 21: `Célio Romais heard IRIB in Spanish announce
that their last SW broadcast would be today Sunday. Maybe that also
applies to English. Check it right now: English has been scheduled
only: 7300 at 1520-1620; 6040, 11880 at 1920-2020. Glenn``

``At 1520 into UTwente, China/Taiwan radio war is raging on 7300. Iran
is aimed 105 degrees for this English. New Delhi SDR gets nothing on
7300. Maybe better luck at 1920 when 6040 is 313, 11880 at 198
degrees. Glenn``

Jean-Michel AUBIER, Framce: ``Tehran heard on English at 1545 on 7300
with a feature about spring in Afghanistan mention on parstoday.com``

Wolfgang Bueschel, Germany, at 1732 UT:
``A LOT OF SERVICES ARE STILL on air TODAY MARCH 21 !

7310 1430-1730 IRN VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN Ara Zahedan
7310.004 S=9+40dB in Europe

9800 1430-1730 IRN VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN Ara Sirjan
9800.007 S=9+15dB in Europe

7290 1650-1750 IRN VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN Rus Sirjan
7290.007 S=9+35dB Russian, sonor lady announcer excellent audio.

6110 1720-1820 IRN VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN Bos Sirjan
6110.004 S=9+35dB National Anthem hymn heard 17.24 UT around.

5940 1720-1820 IRN VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN Ger Sirjan
5940.004 S=9+35dB 17.26 UT German annmt. 73 wb``

gh: Here`s the full registered B20 schedule to keep checking:
http://www.hfcc.org/data/schedbyfmo.php?seas=B20&fmor=IRB
By Monday, presumably all will be silent, not yet today Sunday.

Roberto Scaglione, Sicily at 1757: ``Italian is on air today....``

That would be 5930. At 1840 into UTwente, still Albanian on 7305,
5925; presumed Hausa on weaker 9475.

6040 last? 1918:10 carrier cut on briefly and off again. English is
just starting, cut on air to stay at *1920:45. Good into UTwente. But
JIP some program is closing?? Says 1920-2020 on 6040, 11880, FM 91.5,
satellites, internet, phone; music not IS. Program feed may have
really started an hour earlier due to DST confusion? We`ll see what
follows. No, 1929 ``This is IRIB English radio; coming up is the
news``. 1930 chimes and news starting with nuclear deal, Yemen vs
Saudi Arabia, anti-coronavirus restrixions. Music keeps playing during
headlines. Hmm, American accents but a bit of an anti-American slant
---. Right into an interview (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1940 UT March 21


Glenn Hauser logs March 20-21, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. 5960, March 21 at 0000, from the land of
ChiCom imperialist genocide against the Uyghurs, XJPBS Urumqi in
Chinese dominates The Mighty KBC, Holland via Germany, as heard via
UTwente SDR, Holland; it used to be off-frequency minus but now is
within subaudible heterodyne - SAH range of Nauen. Until a few minutes
earlier, however, VOTurkey IS covered it up (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4075-AM, March 21 at 0236, pirate music S9+10,
stronger than 4055 TGAV only S9; 0237 segué to a heavy beat dance tune
and cut off air at 0241:15*, no announcements. More logs as unID, some
thinking it smacked of X-FM:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,79347.0.html

Very sad news via NASWA: pirate enthusiast and columnist George Zeller
died the morning of March 20 from a house fire in Cleveland, caused by
electrical overloading. An obit is in the WOR iog (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** SCOTLAND [non]. 7570, Sat Mar 20 at 2300, `Encore` classical hour
from R. Tumbril is not to be heard on this WRMI when it has been for a
few months; not even on the air now until 0000, per new skedgrid
updated March 14. Contrary to this week`s promo from Brice Avery;
guests on WRMI cannot expect to be notified of schedule changes,
rather must keep monitoring and checking the skeds, which now show:

New On 5950: Tue & Sat at 2200
0100 UT Sun on 5850 & 7780, not a new simulcast; has been so for
several weeks. When I listen to it this week!
Still shown:
0200 UT Mon 5950
1300 UT Tue 15770
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2078 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
March 20 at 2130 on WRMI 9955, VG S9+10/20 tho aimed away, one real
hour earlier now, and NO jamming audible either.

Also confirmed Sat Mar 20 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, S9+5/15 into UTwente
SDR.

Also confirmed UT Sun Mar 21 at 0320 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, about 4
minutes into so started near nominal 0315, S9+20/30 direct and no
storm noise for a change. Per Blitzortung, in the entire Conterminous,
only one tiny storm in NE Wyoming, but a line east of FL and Bahamas
outinto the Atlantic. Might be good for LW beacon DX later, but for
K-index of 4 after G2 geomag storms. Next:

2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
[request to resume 0300 UT Mondays has been made]
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
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
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 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 Gerald T Pollard, Raleigh NC, for a generous check
to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, with comment,
``Equinoctial greetings to the Recording Angel of Shortwave,
who is in especially fine voice these days`` [sic]

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

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun March 21 at 0028, WTWW-2 starting `Theater
Organ Under the Arch`, new earlier nominal time for DST season, but as
always the distortion on this transmitter is intolerable, especially
during a fine music show. Once again I try the #2 webcast which is
hi-fi, $tereo, but intercepted by this: ``Website blocked due to
suspicious activity --- Website blocked: wtww.us Malwarebytes Browser
Guard blocked this website because it may contain scam activity. We
strongly recommend you do not continue.`` I could try using a remote,
but of course GIGO, they are also picking up the original distorted SW
signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0439 UT March 21


Glenn Hauser logs March 20, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

Correxions to last report:
OKLAHOMA 1460 KZUE cutouts about 8 per second, not per minute
USA WBCQ AAAWWW at 0000 UT Sat Mar 20, no longer at 0100 UT.

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.96-RCUSB, March 20 at 1448 and 1525 chex on
Brazilian SDRs, NO signal from LRA36, which might have been active
this Saturday as it was last Wednesday (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13568 S4-S5, 13633 S9, 13767 S9, 13834 S4-S5, 13900 & 13500
traces, March 20 at 1436, all approx., spurblobs out of RHC 13700-AM
which is S9+20. This time best audio is in FM mode, the two closest
ones attaining full quieting, with music and talk, tho lofi and with
loud F-natural tone imposed, which is all I can detect on the
third-orders; today`s intervals about 67 kHz tho broad and hard to
pinpoint. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960-AM, Green eQSL received in 6 minutes for my
report direct to Ball Smacker Radio <ballsmacker@protonmail.com>
https://www.w4uvh.net/BallSmacker_eQSL-20210319-Green.jpg
or #117 via
http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html
``200W from somewhere in the Northeast`` with this note: ``Thanks for
tuning us in and your reception report. Look for us most Friday
nights at 9PM EDT on 6960AM. We now have a website with show archives
at http://BallSmacker.net Here's an eQSL!`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 329-MCW kHz, March 20 at 0640 UT, ND beacon AAA, 25 watts at
Lincoln / Abraham Lincoln, Illinois. Yes, there is a 15K town named
Lincoln, midway between Springfield and Bloomington. I was tuned to
327-USB.

335-MCW kHz, March 20 at 0638 UT, NDB BV, 25 watts at Batesville,
Arkansas, which is west of Jonesboro and north of Searcy. Now you
know. I used to know someone from there.

347-MCW kHz, March 20 at 0635 UT, NDB AFK, 25 watts at Nebraska City,
Nebraska; with such a grandiose name, N.C. is only a minor 7K town in
the SE on the Missouri River, right next to the IA/MO borders, a true
tri-state area (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2078 monitoring: almost confirmed
Sat Mar 20 at 1310, the 1300 on WRMI 15770, JBA but trace of audio
probably me; no better by 1328. At least I can more likely check it
now one hour ``later``, but really need to use a remote to the NE.

Also confirmed Sat Mar 20 at 1700 UT on WRN webcast --- shift to 1600
UT not until April 3 when BST have gone into effect.

Also confirmed Sat Mar 20 from 1935 UT on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, VG via
near-local SDR; following QSO-Today. Next:

2130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW [request to resume
0300
UT Mondays has been made]
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
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
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 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 Gerald T Pollard, Raleigh NC, for a generous check
to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, with comment,
``Equinoctial greetings to the Recording Angel of Shortwave,
who is in especially fine voice these days`` [sic]

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

** U S A. 1540.205 kHz, March 20 at 0630 UT, strong het against
1540.00 stations, no doubt WKVQ, Georgia, 10 kW DAYTIMER as previously
tracked down; altho missing last night. If it be on the air at all, it
must be way off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2039 UT March 20


Glenn Hauser logs March 19-20, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA [non]. Re 15300.055V, under GERMANY, BVB, March 19 at 1439:
altho EiBi shows site as Nauen, latest HFCC shows ISSoudun, FRANCE
started 01 February; not as BVB but generically as MBR multilingual.
ISS is more likely to be off-frequency than NAU, but it could be even
more likely TAC = Uzbekistan, as Wolfgang Bueschel points out
registered for A-21 by MBR BOTH for UZB and F; maybe already (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. 11609.960, March 19 at 2144, Chinese from MWV is
considerably off-frequency; usual good signal far beyond target
Europe, not China.

[non] Recheck at 2235, now a JBA on 11610.00, which is KSDA GUAM in
Vietnamese (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960-AM, UT Sat March 20 at 0128, only pirate
activity here at S8-S9, ``Proud to be an American``; 0131 Kermit The
Frog, ``It`s Not Easy Bein` Green``; 0133.6 ID missed, another
``green`` song? Maybe a theme à la Wolverine. ``Check out our new
website``, https://ballsmacker.net by YL with tenpins SFX. 0144 ``Ballad
of the Green Bérets``. 0146 ID, more music. 0200 Maxine offers
special eQSL for reports on this broadcast, to
ballsmacker@protonmail.com and then soft jazz arrangement of `What
Child Is This?`. 0207 ID mentioning 6960; still going past 0213.
Enjoyed the show. Above is from my own notes from the R75 with 100`
E-W longwire, written before consulting HF Underground where there are
bound to be many more reports:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,79272.0.html
starting at 0102, including from station herself, to be repeated
later, not yet in AM $tereo but plans to do so (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK,
WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1460, March 19 at 1826 UT on caradio, KZUE El Reno music
modulation is cutting out rapidly at rate of maybe 8 times per minute.
Maybe CD player malfunxion? Nothing done about it until fade to dead
air at 1831 which continues until at least 1837. I was going to
count/time the cutting per second against my watch, but driving, and
it stopped before I could stop (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Friday March 19 between precise timesignals at 2300:00
and 2330:00, REE token English M/W/F broadcast, starts with Justin Coe
with new schedule effective March 28 for REE in general, nothing about
English in particular, but likely shifting to 2200. Here is how he put
it:

M-F 15-23 W Africa, S Atlantic 11670; Mideast, Indian Ocean 15520
M-F 18-02 N America 17855; South America 11940
Sat & Sun same frequencies and targets at 14-22

Once again, no mention of present NAm frequency 9690, which BTW is
near-local-quality now, S9+30. A much higher frequency in the summer
daytime is certainly needed, 17855 as used a few years ago, and it
will be interesting to see how well and how long it hold up, as NO
other European, nor anywhere overseas, is even attempting to serve us
on 16m! But over mostly- or all-dark path a much lower frequency is
required, like 9690, after, say, 2200.

Anyhow, I listen to the rest of the semihour, as Alison Hughes
introduces a `Culture` show, first about Bellini`s opera `Norma` being
produced at the Teatro Real, including beautiful yet heard-rending
performances of the aria `Casta Diva`. Next topic at 2321, cinema
chain reopens after closing in February, with new COVID restrixions.
Then, film-music composer García Abril has died.

``Antón García Abril (Teruel, 19 de mayo de 1933 – Madrid, 17 de marzo
de 2021) fue un compositor y músico español, autor de música
orquestal, música de cámara, obras vocales y bandas sonoras para
películas y series de televisión.`` hit as I search on his name.

2327, refers to other platforms besides SW for hearing REE, with
detailed parameters of all their satellite feeds to different
worldparts. 2330 TS and into French (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 6994-USB, 0123 UT Sat March 20, MARS announcements, but
never caught the callsign of the individual reading. As I tune in, is
spelling e-mail address mallen@afmars.mil.us then on to paragraph 4.
Good S9+10 but bad news for the low-power Florida propagation carriers
JBA beating on 6993-AM. Considering starting an e-mail newsletter to
supplement this broadcast. A bit of CW QRM. ``Masters of the HF
domain``.

Info about next broadcasts, even revealing frequencies! 02 April 2021,
2300z, 11121.0 kHz; 2320z, 6994.0 kHz. 03 April 2021, 0100z, 11121.0
kHz; 0120z, 11121.0 kHz, and 6994.0 kHz. This broadcast is supported
by the 12th Air Force MARS Military Signal Squadron; out`` at 0127
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17314-USB, March 19 at 2253, S9+10 marine weather by roboOM,
very loud at first and modulation somewhat distorted as usual from
USCG stations, later fading considerably. Wind direxions and speeds in
knots, seas in feet, sometimes rain chances but little else, day by
day and night by night as far ahead as next Tuesday. ``Forecaster:
Huffman; Ocean Predixion Center, Washington DC``, phone number in
Norfolk; then forecasts for California coast. EiBi shows NMC, USCG
Point Reyes CA at 2230-2305 & 1630-1705; but also on 17314 at
1715-1750, NMN USCG Chesapeake VA. Probably sporadic E opening, as I
was just getting a ham in AZ on 18 MHz band (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2078 monitoring; next:
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
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
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 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 Gerald T Pollard, Raleigh NC, for a generous check
to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, with comment,
``Equinoctial greetings to the Recording Angel of Shortwave,
who is in especially fine voice these days`` [sic]

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

** U S A. John Carver tells us about this week`s WBCQ `AAAWWW` at 0100
UT Sat Mar 20: ``Tonight's AAWWW started on time on 6160 and 7490.
Allan and Angela in the studio. Opening talk about being kids in high
school. Also some talk about still trying to find some more radio
engineers. We also find out that the B in WBCQ stands for Big Balls
Radio according to Allan. More talk about Allan teaching himself to be
an engineer. Then into general radio talk about AM, FM and SW. The
advent of digital radio and the implication of being controlled. Then
into talk of repairing old radios. Allan states that he's not
restoring as many radios as he used to and I don't understand his
reasoning. They've been talking about young people not being
interested in radio anymore and the lack of engineers and Allan states
he's not restoring as many radios so that young people can see what
they look like not being restored.

Angela held out until 0043 before mentioning Trump or politics in
general though she did make a remark early in the show about Covid and
the vaccine. Allan also stated that he believed that a lot of WBCQ
would be able to withstand an EMP pulse but that the superstation
probably wouldn't. Reading of emails at 0055 after Angela flashed
Allan. Cut off in mid email just before 0100 with no closing prayer
and then into dead air. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (via Glenn Hauser,
WOR)

This report dispatched at 0325 UT March 20


Glenn Hauser logs March 18-19, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** AFGHANISTAN [non]. 7470, March 19 at 0245, S7 carrier vs S9 storm
crashes, open? No, fades up a bit with some YL talk, ME language. Yes,
VOA Deewa in Pashto is sked at 01-04 via Lampertheim, GERMANY,

My ears perked up at tune-in, since 7470 was the favorite frequency of
Station YHWH, but quickly discounted as not Josiah`s voice. He`s been
AWOL for months, yet still in Aoki as daily 0300-0530! Last report of
that I find was September 10 by Harold Frodge, MI. There were some
other catches in August by Eric Fetters-Walp near Seattle, Aug 31 and
Aug 5, and Rick Barton, AZ on Aug 15. My last log was August 5 at 0231
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, March 19 at 0239, RHC Spanish S9/+10 but big humbuzz.
Something`s always wrong at RHC. Had been starting circa 0300, but DST
probably earlied it to 0200? Iran finishes Arabic at 0230 but then
there`s the Algeria/France hour at 0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13630 and weaker 13770 distorted spurblobs, March 19 at 1432,
plus & minus ~70 kHz from RHC 13700, with F-natural tone. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15426 approx., March 19 at 1441, extremely distorted spurblob
with music of the RHC ilk, but something NEW here. Yes, can // it to
15140 and 15230. Separation is plus 286 kHz from 15140, and nothing
between them, but also a trace at minus 286 = 14854. Still there at
1501, after 15230 has closed. 15140 itself is slightly distorted.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY. 15300.055V, March 19 at 1439, JBA talk on fluxuating
frequency as I try to measure it, roughly 15300.045-15300.064. Nothing
in Aoki but EiBi has it: 1430-1500, Bible Voice, Canada, in Nuer via
Nauen! to Sudan; also spoken in Ethiopia. Surprised even Nauen has
such an unstable transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, March 19 at 0610, TGAV is S9 with hymn; 0613
prayer in English to JC, 0615 quoting James V: 1-3, not signing off
yet. Better than last night as noise level lower (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** SRI LANKA. 15705, March 19 at 1434, JBA S3-S6 music with flutter,
unusual to hear anything here --- only listee is at 14-15, AWR in
Chinese via transpolar Trinco (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15016-USB, March 19 at 1448, US military coded message with
exaggerated echo and whine, preceded by ``For Retail Price``, copied
fonetikaly: 3QXN7CA7Z2VHULQHIIMBAWIXY5W34D but could not understand
closing weird tactical ID, out (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2078 contents: Alaska*, Antarctica,
Australia, Brazil, China, Cuba, East Turkistan, Eritrea non, Europe,
Germany, Guatemala, India, Korea North non, Korea South and non,
Kuwait, Oklahoma, Russia, Taiwan, Tanzania non, Turkey*, UK, USA,
Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia; EDXC; propagation and outlook.
*A-21 English skeds

WOR 2078 is available as of 0105 UT Friday March 19, 2021
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2078.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2078.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
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
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
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 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 Gerald T Pollard, Raleigh NC, for a generous check
to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, with comment,
``Equinoctial greetings to the Recording Angel of Shortwave,
who is in especially fine voice these days`` [sic]

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

WOR 2078 first airings confirmed UT Friday March 19 at 0130 on WRMIs:
5850 VG S9+30 direct; 7780 VG to UTwente S9/+10 but hearing some
skipping not on my original recording. Better than usual direct,
sufficient S9+10. Both also audible way offbeam at Bonaire SDR (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15770, March 18 at 1839, web address
www.theselectionshop.com -- a new program? NO, proceeds to SMTV stuff.
But that URL goes nowhere, nor variations with x, double-s, or stop.
This WRMI doesn`t inboom off the side here, yet at S9/+10 attains SSOB
status, slightly more than 15140 RHC - there is so little activity on
band to compete (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6205.032v-AM, March 19 at 0040, ROCV is S7-S8 into
Bonaire SDR, with lively tropical music but somewhat distorted -
overmodulated. Back on the air after absence last night (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1730 UT March 19


Glenn Hauser logs March 18, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 4746 & 4784 approx., March 18 at 0118, scratchy spurblobs out
of 4765 R. Progreso still pollute the band, plus/minus ~19v kHz.
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK,, WOR)

** CUBA. 5040, March 18 at 0112, RHC in dead air except for some hum;
something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5040, March 18 at 0601, RHC still in Spanish instead of
English; which is on 6100, but 6060 is off, and 6000 OC at first and
turning off; while 9700 continues S9+20 in English. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13773 S5 & 13626 S7 approx., March 18 at 1359, wide spurblobs
out of RHC 13700-AM; also 2nd-order 13553; with program audio almost
clear along with tone which I have been denoting F# above middle-C,
but not rechecked against keyboard until now when I find it closer to
F-natural (where`s that ♮ symbol?) i.e. closer to 350 than 370 Hz
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUATEMALA. 4055.00, March 18 at 0113, TGAV, R. Verdad, reactivated,
S9 but unreadable vs storm noise; as Dr Madrid answered me last week
he planned to do by March 17. Just after I had closed down last night,
his notice of resumption went out at 0546:

``Le informamos que Radio Verdad Onda Corta YA ESTÁ EN EL AIRE CON 250
WATTS. SEGUIREMOS TRABAJANDO PARA LOGRAR TODA LA POTENCIA DEL
TRANSMISOR. Gracias a Dios y a la ayuda de los Ingenieros Jhaír
Ramírez, quien hizo el trabajo, y Rafael Borthwick, de Canadá, quien
lo dirigió. Éste es el link directo:
https://youtu.be/fij_pMsUAOo
radio verdad tv, Día 171.83, Anuncio RV``

Full power is listed as only 700 watts, but definitely weaker now than
it had been. Recheck at 0600 it`s S9 but still VP vs noise. At 0617:40
I can tell that the lengthy national anthem starts at sign-off (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9605, March 18 at 0111, KBS in Spanish via WHRI
is still here and not on 11880 via VOA Grimesland, where it tested for
a few days a week ago. However, A-21 tentative HFCC no longer shows
9605 but 11880 instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 7325 > // 6130, March 18 at 0122, RRI in English going
from `Society Today` to `Visit Romania` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2077 monitoring: confirmed final
repeat UT Thursday March 18 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, S9+10 vs storm
crashes.

WORLD OF RADIO 2078 should be ready by early UT Friday March 19 for
first airings at 0130 on WRMIs 5850 & 7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7490.053V, March 18 at 0124, remeasuring WBCQ since it`s
lowered from the 7490.2 maximum area. Slightly wavering making it
difficult to pinpoint (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6205, March 18 at 0216, zero signal from ROCV into TWR
Bonaire KiwiSDR where it`s normally audible even in daytime; now what?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7571, March 18 at 0131, ``bonker`` ute QRM audible on
the plus side of TOMBS via 7570 WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9267, March 18 at 0134, fast CW QRM on the plus side of
9265V WINB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1607 UT March 18


Glenn Hauser logs March 17, 2021 [more]

Glenn Hauser
 

** BRAZIL [and non]. 11905-11910-11915, March 17 at 2304, NO DRM
signal at all into Pardinho SP Brasil SDR, rather Japanese, NHK-AM
which was always on before EBC picked 11910 for DRM experiments. Once
DRM reversed angle from N to S there has been diminished interest in
it up here, and may have been gone a while, but also now off or
finished even inside Brasil? Even worse at the Campo SDR, not even NHK
audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 18137-USB, March 17 at 2048, CO8LY Eduardo making quick
contacts with US & Canadians; SOP now for respondent immediately to
review previous contacts as on immediately searchable log. IIRC, used
to hear him a lot on 12 meters. He`s quite the contester. Per QRZ.com
CO8LY Cuba flag Cuba, Eduardo Somoano Cremati, P.O. Box 104, Santiago
de Cuba 90100, Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, March 17 at 2300, Justin Coe opens token REE English
service with new A21 schedule, including 11670 Africa, 15520 Mideast,
11940 South America, and 17855 [ONLY, no 9690] to North America: at
18-02 weekdays, 14-23 weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK,, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2077 monitoring: confirmed Wed March 17 at
2100 on WRMI 7780, JBA S2-S5 including noise level.

Also confirmed Wed March 17 at coincidental shifted time 2100:27 on
WBCQ 7490.06, S5-S8.

Also confirmed Wed March 27 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, S9+10/20 above or
below jamming depending on fading.

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 Michael Rutkaus, K4GET, Winchester VA, for a
contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com - not necessarily in
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.

New WOR 2078 should be ready for first airing early UT Friday March 19
at 0130 on WRMIs 5850, 7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2358 UT March 17

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