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Glenn Hauser logs April +8-9, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 6040-6080, April 9 at 0602, RHC 6060 transmitter is not only
burying its English under big humbuzz, but splashing out over this
range, e.g. ruining 6070 CFRX. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

5040 & 6000 & 6100 are off, but 6165 remains with English at S9+10/20
tho undermodulated; not 6145 this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13505-trace, 13570, 13635; 13765, 13830, 13895, 13960-trace,
April 9 at 1350, RHC spurblobs with F# tones at approx. 65 kHz
intervals out to 4th order from source 13700-AM at S9-S4 weaker than
// 13740 which is clean. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, April 9 at 1358, this RHC is off; 1500 recheck is on
at S9+20/30 with good mod // 11760. Aoki says 15140 from *1400 but
EiBi from *1100. SAWA? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ERITREA [and non]. Re this: ``UNIDENTIFIED. 15340, April 3 at 1705,
I`m checking an A-21 frequency HFCC-registered for RMI via France,
q.v.: there is a JBA carrier, but it`s surrounded by DRM-like noise,
where nonesuch is scheduled. Weak, and I can`t get any remote to lock
and decode it as DRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)``

i.e.: ``15340 1700 1800 48W Mul 127 250 1234567 DTWT [Alameda BF?]``

Ivo Ivanov reported on April 4: ``Dimtse Wegahta Tigray Voice of Dawn
Tigray, 1700-1800 on 15340 ISS 250 kW / 127 deg to EaAf Tigrinya +
white noise jamming`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2081)

** HAWAII. Re the fonetix I heard ending the :50 minute announcement
on WWVH, I check 10000 again April 8 at 0550: it`s about MARS activity
on ``60`` meters, foneticizing website DOD.ORG. How is it that of all
USG/military activities, this merits time on WWV/H? (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** INDONESIA. When checking HFCC for Romania A21 sked, I hit RRI
instead of RRO, and come up with this TOTALLY IMAGINARY sked for
Indonesia, including 3325 relay via Playa-de-Pals, the long-destroyed
R. Liberty site on the coast of Spain! Makes HFCC a laughingstock:
http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A21&broadc=RRI
53 entries; language for all, long-dead domestic sites is English! Why
not?! These are presumably sprinkled thruout the by-frequency A-21
schedule; beware! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 26, April 9 at 1508 UT, KOTV Tulsa on its repacked
channel ex-45; with level 1-2-3 tropoblobs between Tulsa and here,
barely decodes via my broken antenna for ID but not audiovideo: 6-1
KOTV-HD; 6-2 KQCW-SD; 6-3 NewsOn6. Also BAD signals on 15 and 21. Now
both Wichita and Tulsa are on some same channels, which would have
been unthinkable in the Analog Era.

Rabbitears.info shows the same KOTV trios also on RF 19 in McAlester
OK, RF 30 in Caney KS, low powers 1 kW ERP; same callsigns??

https://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=kotv
I would check the other major reference, W9WI.com but even ``created
4-9-2021`` it`s still Canadian-only. FCC TV Query calls them all
KOTV-DT as ``Tulsa`` not mentioning far McAlester or Caney; only the
coördinates imply them! (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 9660, April 9 at 0554, RRI closing 0530 English, S9-S7
citing further English times and frequencies. First time noticing this
right next to Brasil 9665-. Springy propagation improving? No, HFCC
shows NOT supposed to be on 9660 at 0530-0600, rather 0500-0530
French, and 0630-0700 Arabic! So stayed on an extra semihour? 0530
English supposed to be only on 6015, 7325 and 17760; one of which
probably DRM, not specified at
http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A21&broadc=RRO
See also INDONESIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9395, April 9 at 0553, TOMBS via WRMI, only
poor S4-S6; something on 9455 JBA carrier, presumably SMTV. WRMI
skedgrid still dated April 2, the day before BS died, still shows him
on 6 frequencies during the 05-06 hour: 5850, 5950, 7570, 7730, 7780,
9395 --- but 7570 and 7780 are still gone. Not sure at what hour they
QRT, but TOM had been starting at 04 on 7780; was continuous 00-11 on
7570. The latter jamfree bigsig beamed NW across America could/should
be re-occupied with significant evening programming (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** SPAIN [and non]. 17855, April 7 at *1800, REE is S9 here but deep
fades and bound to expire in an hour or so; `24 Horas` domestic
newscast all about new regulations coping with COVID-19 in Spain. Poor
as it may be, is the SSOB, vs JBA carriers on adjacent 17850, 17720,
17700, i.e. per HFCC: 17850 RFI ISS; 17720 AWR Nauen? supposed to
finish Oromo at 1800; 17700 something from Woofferton, World`s Last
Chance in English per Aoki; no longer VOA NC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. Alfredo Cotroneo advises me that IRRS will no
longer broadcast WOR Mondays at 1800 UT on 7290, replaced by something
else. A new time for WOR has now been found, SATURDAYS at 1800v on
7290 --- this means listeners will get more timely info on the program
produced late UT Thursdays. Tnx, Alfredo. In addition:

``Here is the new schedule of WOR on IRRS:
FRI 2030 UT on 594 kHz + streaming (*)
SAT 1800 UT on 7290 kHz+ 594 kHz + streaming
SAT 2330 UT streaming only
SUN 2100 UT 594 kHz
(*) this should provide best propagation to Europe on MW. It will be
even better when we move to 918 kHz, which will be less noisy.``

WORLD OF RADIO 2081 contents: Alaska, Andorra non, Angola, Antarctica,
Austria, Brasil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cuba, East Turkistan,
Eritrea and non, France, Germany, India, Italy and non, Korea South,
México, Netherlands, New Zealand, North America, Papua New Guinea,
Perú, Russia and non, South Carolina non, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey,
Ukraine, USA, Vanuatu, Zambia; propagation outlook [apologies for some
snags in the original recording]

WOR 2081 is available as of 0139 UT Friday April 9, 2021
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2081.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2081.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
1801vUT Saturday IRRS 7290 14580 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy [ex-Mon]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
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
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 Randy Stewart, Battlefield MO, via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com Not necessarily in US funds, and says, ``Glenn,
it's about time I contributed to your (virtually) lifelong efforts on
behalf of DXers!``

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

First airings confirmed UT Fri April 9 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 VG
direct; 7780 VG via SDRs NE of FL (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, April 7 at 2128, WRMI in French about a coup d`état,
interviewee with heavy African? accent vs pure-French interviewer,
pause for brief ID in English as Radio for Peace International, back
to French; as scheduled Wednesdays at 21-22 preceding WOR at 2200
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, April 9 at 0551, presumed R. Vanuatu X3 is JBA, yet
the OSOB, therefore also the SSOB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1745 UT April 9


Glenn Hauser logs April 7-8, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 6145, April 8 at 0541, RHC English back here instead of 6165
instead of 9700, S9+20 but undermodulated. Now = UM on 6100 S9/+10,
6000 S9+20/30, and 5040 S9+20/30 --- but 6060 is dead air at S9+10
with some hum only instead of big humbuzz; progress? Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, April 8 at 1430, RHC Spanish back here during `Sonido
Cubano` music, S9+10/20 but no spurs and not on 13740 either where the
spurunit appeared yesterday. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 13710, April 8 at 1455, CRI S9+10/S7 with flutter,
in American-English chat, i.e. Kashgar scheduled this hour only, to be
replaced by Sa`udi Qur`an at 1457. From the land of ChiCom imperialist
persecution, even genocide against native Uyghurs and other Moslems
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 15720, April 8 at 0534, JBA carrier no doubt RNZP, far
too late to be useful here instead of 9, 11 or even 13 MHz channels;
now scheduled until 0558, but Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, has been hearing
it running even later until 0645* instead of 11725 from *0559 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6970-AM, April 8 at 0546, JBA nothing but talk,
sounds like a real station. Search for //s: not TOMBS on WRMI or WWCR;
not any of my 3 Enid locals 960, 1390, 1640. No big 7 MHz signals
which could leapfrog here. 6970 does not compute as any MW harmonic
either. I notice that 6970 happens to be 2 x 3485, where Gander VOLMET
is, but USB of course and not // either.

It`s S9 but so is the local noise level, so mostly unreadable. At 0600
fades up a bit, 0603 with anti-Biden talk, denouncing ``far left`` so
I bet it`s Fox News Channel TV audio. YES, I soon match it to FNC on
cable 48 here, a few seconds ahead of that during Sean Hannity repeat.
[BTW, our Suddenlink office was closed down yesterday for state tax
violations!] Also occasional machine-gun rat-a-tat-tat QRM, utility I
assume, tho the paranoid might conclude it be jamming.

Later I check HF Underground and find NO logs of it tonight as there
is hardly any pirate activity or DXing this late at night; but FNC has
been reported several times before on 6970, in full daytime, most
recently January 26 at 1755 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Wed April 7 at 2126, REE JBA carrier on so-called
North American service; 15520 to ME backwards is better but still poor
S3-S5; 11940 to S America best at S5-S8; 11685 to Africa JBA vs RTTY
11687.5 except with LSB tuning. By 2158, 11940 is fair-poor S4-S5 as
token M/W/F English is about to begin (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 7 at 2158, VOT IS is JBA vs RTTY CCI; still JBA
at 2226 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 monitoring: confirmed
Wednesday April 7 at 2100 on WBCQ 7489.922, offset -78v Hz as measured
by Virginia SDR in SAM mode, S9/+20; while simul on WRMI 7780 is S9+10
but undermodulated in comparison. Also direct to here at 2125 check,
7490- is JBA S5, 7780 JBA S4-S8.

Also confirmed Wed Apr 7 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S9+10/20 generally over
pulse jamming, same by 2226 recheck.

Confirmed final repeat, UT Thursday April 8 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, good
S9/+10 into VA KiwiSDR.

Next WOR 2081 should be ready by early UT Friday April 9 for first
airings at 0130 on WRMIs, 5850 & 7780.

BTW, this week, April 5, the Monday 1801 broadcast on IRRS 7290,
Bulgaria? Romania? was also heard on X2 = 14580 via UTwente SDR,
reports Ralf Ladusch, Germany in A-DX via Wolfgang Büschel. I`m adding
14580 to my WOR schedules (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, Ron Howard, CA, replies to my previous logs:

``Hi Glenn, Clearly the propagation conditions change a great deal for
11835 reception; changing on a daily basis. April 8 (Thursday),
checked 11835, from 0451 to 0705 UT. At tune in there was certainly
only one station being heard (R. Vanuatu harmonic), with no trace at
all of CNR2; at 0500, no hint of time pips from CNR2. About 0545,
started to hear CNR2 fading in; 0600, clear China time pips and RV
extremely weak (totally unusable) underneath; CNR2 continued to gain
in strength, while RV got harder to hear underneath. 7890 and 3945,
both unheard.

Normally RV does start the news about one minute or so after the hour.
Their intro is indeed always with the same theme music;
consisting of indigenous horns and drums, making for a very unique
sound; ending the news with a different theme music. Ron`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1651 UT April 8


Glenn Hauser logs April 6-7, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, April 7 at 1530, no signal from
RNASG/LRA36, checked via Iceland, Bonaire SDRs as I can`t connect to
any of those in Brasil. Suspect it`s really AWOL this Wednesday, or
maybe already dumped off air early. No other reports of it have
appeared yet today, not even from Manuel Méndez, Spain. Try Saturday
as early as 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15730, April 6 at 2221, no RHC here, but is on 15370
distorted and squealing, S9+20/25; and nothing on 13 MHz band.
Something`s always wrong at RHC.

11880, April 6 at 2224, S3-S8 undermodulated music, presumed RHC when
French is scheduled; at 2258-2300* music to dead air to shutoff just
when English is supposed to start. QSY or forget it? No chance to
search all bands for it elsewhere, which was fruitless before.
Something`s always wrong at RHC.

11850, April 6 at 2225, RHC S5-S6 and undermodulated Spanish, along
with JBA parasite carriers 11840 & 11860. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000 & 6100 off, 6060 S9+20 big humbuzz over English; 6165
S9+20 lite hum and undermodulated, 5040 off. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13246-trace, 13318, 13388, 13459 vs CODAR, 13527, 13598,
13669; 13811, 13882, 13953 all approx., not in the order logged, April
7 from 1359, extremely distorted FMish spurblobs with F# tone, all in
the *wrong* places since they are obviously coming out of 13740
instead of 13700 which is not on air. 13740-AM itself is
undermodulated during music. Intervals are about 71 kHz apart.

1439 recheck: spurs audible around 13596, 13668, 13812-trace; while
15140 fundamental is squealing. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

As I have long suspected, RHC swaps transmitters/sites at will, yet
some loggers are always specifying Bejucal, Bauta or Quivicán as if
they know for sure. Latest Aoki/NDXC shows: 13700 Bauta at 14-16,
13740 Bejucal at 12-15 (& 22-05). But A-21 EiBi now available shows
both as b for Bauta, not be for Bejucal: 13700 at 13-15 and 13740 at
11-15 (& 22-05). Incredibly, neither of them lists any of these
horrible spurs -- but then their intervals vary widely. And now, also
their source-frequency, obviously one single transmitter with this
defect. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ERITREA [non]. 17545, Wed April 7 at 1537, zero signal from Bayto
Yaikl via France, direct or via remotes in India, Bonaire; Kuwait not
available. So far no luck since A21 began of hearing this Wed & Sat
1530 broadcast brokered by RMI so suspect kaput. Only trace of a
signal on 16m is 17630 = CRI Mali. But MUF is not totally down as I`m
hearing one Utah ham on ``17m``, see U S A (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** HAWAII. 10000, April 7 at 0250, WWVH tail of announcement spelling
something fonetikaly; what`s that? Need to catch it another hour. No
WWV audible at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, April 7 at 1446, assertive YL sounds more
like Türkish than Kurdish, and we know Dengê Welat utters both
languages, fluttery S9-S5, and no second jammer signal audible here
nor on alternate 11540. Except for CUBA & non, 11530 is the SSOB.

EiBi shows DW on 11530 switching from PRIDNESTROVYE to FRANCE not
until 1600, with ``anti-Kurdish tape`` from Emirler only until 1500 on
11540.

Aoki, on the contrary, shows DW, 11530 going from PRIDNESTROVYE to
FRANCE at 1500, with ``TRT Radio Recep Erdogan`` on 11540 at 0500-2100
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7570, April 7 at 0241, this WRMI is off again
as TOMBS is phasing out? 7780 JBA carrier, but BS still blasting out
of the grave on 7730, and 7490- WBCQ.

April 7 at 0557: 7570 & 7780 are off again, BS still on WRMIs 7730,
9395, 5850, 5950; also WWCRs 5890, 4840 and squealy 3215 as he
attempts to sing.

9955, April 7 at 1449, WRMIs 9955 and 9455 are off instead of BS,
still on 9395 and WWCR 9980. The WRMI skedgrid
http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIgrid still has not been updated to delete
the ex-BS blox, obviously now no accident (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, further chex April 6 of REE`s too-high-if-on-the-
air-at-all NAm frequency. Here at 2218 during Tue Sefarad show but
really speaking castellano, JBA carrier, while 15520 is good S6-S7;
11940 S5-S8; 11685 S3-S7. REE forces us to tune off-beam channels in
order to hear it at all.

17855, April 7 at 1809, direct today is JBA already and so is 15520,
while at 1823, the other two, 11940 & 11685 are JBA carriers. Strike
out, but 17855 is probably well-heard in Outer Space (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 6 at 2220, VOT reads S5-S7, no RTTY, but I
think the RTTY carrier is still on causing a fast SAH; undermodulated
and unusable. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler, awry at Ankara
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 18140-USB, April 7 at 1540-1608+, when hardly anything is on
the 17 MHz broadcast band, at least one ham is heard on 18 MHz, W7YO,
lengthy ragchew with never-audible KB4OIF -- I think, as fonetix never
applied. Says he had ear surgery in Dec removing inner cartilage, and
is just now recovering. He`s 67 and concerned with ``end-of-life``
tasks, such as building towers and antennas while he still can climb.
ARRL FCC lookup shows: ``GURNEY, GLENN M, W7YO, BLANDING, UT 84511``.
This probably a bit of HF sporadic E, distance only 645 miles, so
nothing to do with lack of F2 TA propagation.

Seems familiar: yes, I logged him last year: ``18131.778-USB, June 6
at 2049, W7YO is the OPSOB (only phone station on band), Glenn running
100 watts from the 4-corners area...` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 monitoring: not confirmed Wed Apr 7 at
1030 on WRMI 5850 as I was totally asleep; did anyone hear it? Next:

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

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** VANUATU. 11835, April 7 at 0558, one signal with W&M talk, goes
right thru hourtop and 0600.7 a bit of music, news theme? and more
talk. S2-S4. Again I think it is R. Vanuatu X3 despite co-channel CNR2
from China, which I assume would have a ToH timesignal and break,
right? Also a JBA carrier on 7890 X2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1934 UT April 7


FTIOM & UBMP, April 11-17

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, April 11-April 17:
This week, in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, we reprise a 2020 episode with author Harold López-Nussa and his album Te lo dije.
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, April 11-17:
For the month of April there is an additional repeat Saturdays 1900-2000 UTC on 3955 kHz from Channel 292, Germany.
In episode 212, we present the first German-language recording of the musical Haare (Hair) from 1968.
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,
AND a special broadcast Saturday at 1900-2000 UTC on Channel 292, 3955 kHz.
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Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford



Glenn Hauser logs April 6, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** BRAZIL. 9664.914, April 6 at 0625, Voz Missionária is S7-S4 with
music, frequency wavering slightly as I measure it. Except for WRMI,
WBCQ, it`s the SSOB.

9818.823, April 6 at 0620, JBA carrier, presumably R. Nove de Julho,
and no other Brazilians on 31m except 9664.914, which is *much*
stronger, implying that 9dJ be underpowered. Both ZYE890 and ZYE971
nominally 10 kW per WRTH 2021. Occasionally I hear 9630v at night, and
one other, 9550 is sometimes reported at other dayparts, but these
still in WRTH 2021 must be long gone: 9675, 9695, 9725 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6165, April 6 at 0235, RHC English, instead of alternate
6145; 6060 nothing but big humbuzz. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

6100, April 6 at 0610, RHC final English repeat is OFF. So is 6000.
Still ON are 6165, VG S9+30, and 6060 S9+10/20 but still with big
humbuzz only. SAWA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7780 & 7570, April 6 at 0614, these TOMBS
frequencies of WRMI all-night are OFF the air. Looks like QRT of BS is
already impacting, less Overkill; still VG on 7730, 5850, 5950, 9395.
WRMI skedgrid still shows them all, so possibly the two be off for
some other reason.

Bishop Bob Biermann, sort of with WRMI, says to the WOR iog: ``Being
that Brother Stair has paid in advance a month or more at most
stations, you will keep hearing him until the money runs out. If he
paid for April, then you have 25 more days, if he paid even more
(which he sometimes does), even longer. I would guess his “Board of
Directors” will have to make that decision, depending if people keep
sending money to his compound`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, April 6 at *1755:10, REE carrier on with IS, managing
to run it two days in a row! I`m on Alexandria VA SDR for east-coast
reception then compared to my own in Deep North America. At outset,
S4-S7 at Alexa, S5-S8 here. 15520 to ME, so off the back to here and
Alexa, is already on air from 1500, now with silly ballgame or hyper
sports report; E Hemisphere frequencies start and end 3 hours earlier
on weekdays. It`s S4-S7 here too. At 1758 schedule announcement. 1800
one pip timesignal, time check as 8, 7 en Canarias, and ``24 Horas``
news program. At Alexa, 15520 at S5-S7 is already much better than
17855. Alexa at 1816: 15520 poor S5-S7, 17855 S7-S8; but by 1818,
17855 is fading out, while 15520 is S9. At 1844 here, 17855 is S7-S9
but noisy, roughly equal to 15520; while 11940 for S America is much
weaker. By 1955 here, 17855 is JBA carrier, and 15520 VP.

Already by 2000, we need REE to be on lower bands aimed thisaway, 13,
or 11, and before much longer, say 2200-0200*, 9 MHz. The registered
NAm azimuth with 200 kW is 290 degrees, which hits the continent
around Walterboro SC; but CIRAF zone targets are for all of NAm and
Caribbean except for C & W Canada, Alaska, and Greenland (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, April 6 at 1420, HIFER beacon K6FRC is JBA, and
fades up a bit to BA, nothing but call repeating, from Patterson CA.
No variety whatsoever in programming, but with alleged 1.8 milliwatts
only, any and every reception is notable. Once again, I never hear
this at any other daypart and wonder if like any beacon should, it be
constantly transmitting? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 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

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** U S A. 5800, April 6 at 0613, S9+20 open carrier, surely WRMI-10
transmitter, supposed to be OFF the air 0430-2200 except daytime TOMBS
Saturdays only. Every so often I find this on air in nightmiddle, why?
Test or misprogrammed? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also SOUTH CAROLINA
[non]

** VANUATU. 11835, April 6 at 0628, JBA ``island music`` I would not
expect to hear from China`s CNR2, so presumed R. Vanuatu, 3 x 3945;
S3-S5 better than usual JBA carrier. 0631 announcement when I almost
hear Vanuatu mentioned? Still going past 0641+, only one signal. As I
pointed out before, now in A21 confronts QRM from high-power China
fundamental, but that seems to be in regular Tuesday-only siesta after
0600. Hardly anything else on 25m, e.g. China. Nothing audible now on
7890 = RV X 2.

I still think I heard only RV, but a contradictory report from Ron
Howard, CA, to the WOR iog: ``CHINA / VANUATU. 11835, random
monitoring on April 6 (Tuesday), from 0510 to 0705; CNR2 dominating
the whole time over Radio Vanuatu (harmonic); CNR2 didn't close down
at 0600, as they did last week; by 0615, started fading in of RV on
7890, with 3945 not heard; at 0701, could make out the distinctive
start of the RV news underneath CNR2``. Of course to here more so than
to CA, RV has a lower-latitude advantage (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2034 UT April 6


Glenn Hauser logs April 5, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST by Alan Roe, April 5

Hi Glenn, my latest Hitlist update.
https://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) UTC offset notations updated for DST changes in New Zealand

2) USA - World Harvest Radio: Removed links to SW (frequencies,
programmes, live streaming). Retained link to home page for now.
Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be in
May. Best wishes and 73 Alan

** CUBA. Correct number of the AER DX report on RHC En Contacto April
4 was 169, not 569; if always monthly, that = 14+ years (Glenn Hauser,
WOR)

** CUBA. RHC check at 0455 UT April 5: 6060 Spanish with humbuzz, 6100
Spanish with squeal, 5040 good in Spanish; 6165 // 6000 music presumed
English service. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** ITALY. 11390-USB, April 5 at 1642, Marconi Radio International
during publicized broadcast with 250 watts; very marginal via UTwente
SDR but I leave it there rather than fishing around for better Kiwis.
S5 is the noise level and MRI about the same; a song at first; 1643 a
4+1 time?signal and ID in English; a few notes of ``Wheels``,
``playing more music at the weekends`` [sic]; 1645 Italian
announcement; 1650 almost fadeout, music. 1711 mentions R. Aparecida
in Portuguese, a DX segment clip? Then some Italian; clip of RHC in
Spanish; 1715 music; 1724 talk and music; 1728 fade up for ID in
Italian with piano chords IS, then English ID a few times looping and
apparently off 1730 as sked, tho JBA traces of algo a bit longer
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. Checking the RRI 2030-2100 English to N America, April 5,
*2027 IS via Alexandria SDR is good on both 13650 and 11850. Here at
2043 however, 11850 is JBA carrier and 13650 is JBA. By 2058 RRI is
off but there`s a big OC on 11850, no doubt CUBA. It may well be on
earlier blocking those ex-Commies (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, April 5 at 2025, REE has managed to get its North
American frequency running again after a week AWOL! I proceed to
monitor it and the others the rest of the afternoon, since I have
feared it wouldn`t propagate until 2230, let alone 0200* as scheduled.
Gaisma.com says today`s sunset at Madrid, near Noblejas, was 2044 CEST
= 1844 UT. Of course maybe an hour later for signals to the west thru
the critical first refraxion point, before MUF drop.

First, via the Alexandria VA SDR for a good idea of how it reach the
east coast, bound to be better than into deep North America OK.
Presumably started at 1800 when I was busy monitoring WOR on IRRS. At
2025 tune-in, 17855 is S9+10, good. By 2047 has faded to S8-S9. 2102,
down to S6-S4. 2110, S5-S4 now fighting the band noise level. 2113
about gone! but presumably still transmitting.

Here into my R75: at 2042, 17855 is S8-S5, BUT 15520 aimed away from
us is much better already, S9/+10. 11940 for S America is almost as
good, S8-S9.

Alexandria obs of the others: At 2058, 15520 is S9/+5, already much
better than 17855 S7-S4. By 2135, 11940 surpasses 15520, and BTW still
inaudible on 17855 and ex-9690. By 2143, 15520 has faded out, leaving
11940. By 2157, 11940 remains, better than 11685, the African
frequency I had not checked before, way off-beam and vs 11687.5 RTTY.
11940 still audible at 2200 for timesignal and starting token English
on Monday. Alison says after some news items, feature will be on the
275th anniversary of artist Fsco. Goya, but even this is fading down
and out by 2203.

Back to my own rx: 11940 has held up better here, S9/+10 at 2211; Goya
feature finally starts at 2212 by another YL announcer, but soon
fade-out of the last frequency lasting.

If they were on 9 MHz, like 9690 by now, the 2200 M/W/F English would
surely still propagate as the MUF continues to fall.

Those of us who have been listening to SW for a few years or 60+, have
a feel for Propagation 101, as what I have monitored above should be
obvious and predictable, but not to REE frequency management.

Or they could have checked the WRTH 2021 page 43 for the table of Most
Suitable Frequencies: From Europe to E North America in March-April
2021: 15-23 UT 15 MHz, 23-03 UT 9 MHz; same to W North America: 16-20
UT 15 MHz, 20-24 UT 11 MHz, 00-04 UT 7 MHz. NEVER 17 MHz! Central
North America? Who cares (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 5 at 2159 I can hear the VOT IS via Virginia
SDR but fighting the RTTY. At 2204 it`s useless with the two adding up
to S9. Something`s always awry at Ankara (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 monitoring: confirmed on IRRS
7290 via UTwente, Monday April 5, modulation cutting on at 1800:49 as
WOR opening with theme is already in progress, same as happened last
week, by misprogrammed automation? Then I lunch, but seems intact
until ending at 1829:30, some music and finally IRRS ID and contact
info, Feature Story News.

I was monitoring earlier from 1750 when there was nothing on 7290 but
CNR in Chinese, music, S7 with splash. *1757 IRRS open carrier with
some hum, but China still audible under, with 5+1 timesignal at 1800,
and CNR1 theme, but I don`t think it stayed on until 1805 as alleged.
By the time WOR starts JIP, ACI splash has abated, finding nothing
closer than 7300 with Iran in German, so LSB or narrow synch tuning
minimises that; Iran quits at 1820 anyway. 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

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Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Benn Kobb, Arlington VA, 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
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** U S A. 7489.983V, Monday April 5 at 2300, WBCQ with semirepeat of
`Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot` 25 hours after original full airing, but
missed most of it since thru no fault of my own it conflicts with
WORLD OF RADIO on the other WBCQ, 6159.93, Sunday at 2200; even if it
be last week`s edition. UB doesn`t publicize this airing much but I
often find it more convenient. This week starts with music from
Solomon Islands, at 2318, ``This Land is Your Land`` with choir and
bamboo tuned pipes, to be viewed on his site at disgraced FB. More
music to come from Tonga and Vanuatu. Signal noticeably improves at
2325 to S9+10, but chopped off at 2330 for ID and *spot commercial*
for Peacock, newish streaming service of NBC. Spot ads are extremely
rare on US SW stations, no doubt hard to sell; have heard one or two
occasionally on WRMI; and into Camp Constitution Radio on WBCQ. Did
CCR have anything to do with the Peacock adjacency, or does it run at
random, or BCQ choice? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1540.200, April 5 at 0503 UT, WKVQ still making big het
here; 1319.715, April 5 at 0504 UT, detectable het from WCOG still
here (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Here`s my latest strategy to view `CBS Sunday Morning`:
timer-record it on KWTV; if awake, check to be sure they haven`t
shunted it to KSBI. Anyway, primarily watch it at:
https://www.cbsnews.com/sunday-morning/
as I did this week April 5 of the April 4 edition, after which I can
re-use my own back-up tape of it. The website playback was correct and
OK, except went into incessant buffering two or three times, but after
noting the timer, refreshed and picked it up where left off. This week
totaled 64 instead of 62 minutes, all commercials excised, but adding
2 minutes to the closing nature segment, more than ever goes on the
CBS air (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search April 5 at 0457,
early enough for NW & SW Europe still to skywave: 531, 558, 576, 585,
612(2), 639(2), 684, 693, 738, 774(2), 837, 855, 882, 891, 909, 1053,
1089, 1125(2), 1134, 1152(2), 1215, 1296(2), 1305(2). Also 1710(2),
likely domestic. (2) = at least two carriers beating (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0118 UT April 6


Glenn Hauser logs April 4-5, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 15730, Sunday April 4 at 2237, RHC in Esperanto, so only the
third time and frequency they announce is correct --- but it`s a bust,
extremely suptorted S7-S9, as so often on this transmitter. I can
barely recognize the language, and there is no alternative, no //.
Other days of week, this slot is filled by French, I think.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, Sunday April 4 at 2238, S7/S9+10, over-modulated &
distorted; a little better on 9650, just somewhat distorted, RHC in
Filatelia show with postal addresses of would-be stamp traders. I`m
about to confirm the middle broadcast time of `En Contacto` DX program
as shifted for Yanqui-imposed DST. Yes, it runs from 2243.5 to 2259.0.
Padded, the first two minutes billboard what will be on the rest of
it, including the 569th edition of the AER DX report from Spain voiced
by Pedro Sedano. At 2245.5 main topic is the ICAO/NATO fonetik
alfabet, running thru all the words from A to Z, which of course are
originally in English. Maria Elena then spells her own name that way.
And next the alternative list, some matching, some not, like Japan,
Nancy and Radio instead of Juliet, November and Romeo. Then a bit
about some current ham DXpeditions; RHC/program contact info. Next,
about how the Q-codes came about but only mentioning a few of them.
Pedro Sedano`s DX report runs from 2254.5 to 2257.0 = only 2.5 minutes
allowing for three topix: Tajikistan on 1143 & 7245 including English
at 13-14; three BDXC-UK pdf publications for free download; and Angola
on 4950, each with contact info. Last, ``glosario HF`` about ``onda
estacionaria`` = standing waves, briefly.

Closing credit for guión by Malin? whose name I copied before, with
call CO7CW --- pretty sure of that but QRZ.com says he died 8 years
ago: ``CO7CW Cuba flag Cuba, WILFREDO LEON, SILENT KEY On 3/09/13
Fallecio En La Fecha Indicada, CIEGO DE AVILA, Cuba``. Maybe call has
been reissued? And Arnaldo Coro, CO2KK also credited as a colaborador.
Next and final airing at 0140 UT Monday, confirmed in progress at 0144
on 11850, S9+20 but suptorted; altho Sedano thought there was a 4th at
0735, which would now be at 0635 if you can find a frequency still on
air in Spanish, like 5040 instead of English or off; or maybe webcast
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6165, April 5 at 0159, RHC English frequency of choice
tonight instead of 6145, // 6000 and not 11850 which is back in
Spanish. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUAM. 12040, Apr 4 at 2206, KSDA confirmed with `AWR Wavescan` on
UT Sunday, local Monday morning; Ray Robinson finishing something
about Brasil, handing it back to Jeff. S9+10/20 into Bandung SDR
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7730, April 5 at 0100, right after WOR on
WRMI, Overcomer Ministry announces death of Brother Stair on April 3.
It`s also on TOM website, and we have stories from Charleston TV
stations, forwarded by several DXers:

Ralph Stair, Colleton County preacher accused of sex crimes, passes
away --- by Matt Dillane Sunday, April 4th 2021

https://abcnews4.com/news/crime-news/ralph-stair-colleton-county-preacher-accused-of-sex-crimes-passes-away

Colleton County pastor Ralph Stair dies

https://www.live5news.com/2021/04/04/colleton-county-pastor-ralph-stair-dies/

How would you like your obit to be about your sex crimes? Or merely
connected to some unknown county rather than worldwide impact as the
Last Day Prophet of God? I`m sure we`ve not heard the last of BS ---
most of his 24/7 stuff was already playbacks, sometimes decades old.
As long as deluded psychophants keep the $$$ flowing, he may live
forever like PPP, DGS and other broadcast gospel huxters. Stations
subsisting on that cash may be nervous and in for cutbacks --- WRMI,
WWCR, WBCQ. TOM homepage lost its signature image of a boneyard years
ago.

5890, April 5 at 0203, BS sounds very lively on WWCR-4 pleading for
people to contact him. His was such an individual ego-trip that the
deluded are in for a big disappointment (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, Apr 4 at 2200, NO signal from VOT English, just heavy
S9+20 RTTY into KB0FX SDR --- but RTTY stops at 2205* uncovering still
no VOT. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO monitoring: confirmed Sunday April
4 at 2200+ on Area 51 via WBCQ 6159.926 varying to .927, via KB0FX SDR
in SAM mode showing carrier offset from 6160.000 of minus 73 to 74 Hz
--- but it`s last week`s 2079!! Despite 2080 having been available for
almost 3 days. S7-S8 anyway.

Also confirmed Sun Apr 4 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, S8-S9 into MO SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 5 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct.

Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 5 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, S8-S9 into KB0FX,
and on 5800, S9+20/30. Next:

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 Benn Kobb, Arlington VA, 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. 5050, UT Mon April 5 at 0147, WWRB on again, S9+30/40 with
screaming high-pitched southern-accented gospel huxtress same as heard
last night; presumably shortly to be silent again until next Saturday
night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6060-USB, April 5 at 0200, weak intermittent 2-way in
Spanish INTRUDERS, partly demodulated by fluttery JBA carrier,
presumably Iran, as RHC not on quite yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0345 UT April 5


Glenn Hauser logs April 4, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 366-MCW kHz, April 4 at 0604 UT, ND beacon dash and YMW,
which is 500 watts from Maniwaki, Quebec. Where`s that? North of
Gatineau on the way to Mont-Laurier. Where`s Gatineau? Probably the
most under-rated city in Canada, overlooked as a mere suburb of Ottawa
across the river/border. In fact, population of Gatineau is 265K, i.e.
more than 4X Victoria BC which everyone has heard of; while Ottawa is
883K; but eclipsed by Maniwaki of only 4K yet with this continental
signal.

413-MCW kHz, April 4 at 0603 UT, NDB dash and YHD, 250 watts from
Dryden, Ontario. I am savouring the ones I can still detect as we head
into the spring storm season. Tonight there is only a bit of Blitz in
southern TX and the SE corner of NM (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6165, April 4 at 0537, RHC English is back here after 6145
last night; can`t decide which? Hard-soul music during `Music with a
Message`, concentrating on 1971 US anti-war era. 6100 is S9+30 but now
developing a squeal à la WWCR-1. 6060 is S9+10 not buzzy for a change
but distorted. 6000 is S9+30 but lo-fi A/B comparing to audio
bandwidth on 6060. 5040 is back in English for a change, S9+30.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140 // 11760, Sunday April 4 at 1501, RHC opening weekly
Esperanto; OM announcer still can`t shake his first-language Spanish,
misaccenting politíko as polítiko --- those stripping accents out of
my reports when quoting may have no idea what I`m talking about. Then
standard sign-on announcement with schedule, so I listen closely: yes,
still outdated as the Esperantists are clueless about their own SW
broadcasts: claims Sundays at 0800 on 6100, but which wolfie just
confirmed is really at the summer timing of 0700; 1600 for this one on
11760, only, the more recent addition of 15140 unknown to them; and
2230 on 15730, which maybe will chance to be correct, TBD. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13568, 13634, 13767, 13834, approx., April 4 at 1358, FM/AM
spurblobs out of RHC 13700-AM, all with F# tone, at 66-67 kHz
intervals and X2. But can`t hear any X3 third-order blobs. 13834 also
QRMing a weak AM on 13835, which would be RFA Tibetan via Tajikistan
about to close or more likely its ChiCom jammer. Spurs resumed after
missing a few days; something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 15370, April 4 at 1926, open carrier at S9; 1930 RHC starting
French program, cleaner modulation than on 15140 English with mailbag
at S9+10. This is evidently the start of the European service, which
RHC French page still shows at 2030 for B-season:
https://www.radiohc.cu/fr/de-interes/frecuencias
Something`s always wrong at RHC. Aoki/NDXC shows 15370 only at
1600-1900 in Spanish, which I think has never been correct (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 263-MCW kHz, April 4 at 0608 UT, CVM, 25-watt NDB at Alton -
CiVic Memorial, Illinois.

347-MCW kHz, April 4 at 0605 UT, AFK, 25-watt NDB at Nebraska City, NE
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 monitoring; next:
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 Benn Kobb, Arlington VA, 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)

This report dispatched at 1949 UT April 4


Glenn Hauser logs April 3-4, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, Sat April 3 at 1459 via Brasília SDR,
LRA36 is JBA S1-S2, historical narrative, Malvinas war timeline as we
are into another April anniversary. They won`t get over it. 1504
insert non-ID as ``Nacional, la Radio Pública`` --- could be this
stuff originate in Bs. As., and now on the only SW station of, if not
in, Argentina? 1510 music, 1521 announcement that this will repeat
Saturday at 15 horas. Yup. Then closing until next Wednesday, song
about another base, Marambio until 1527.

Now I`ve switched to Pardinho which gets a better S7-S8 signal. 1537
``sign-on`` with IDs in Spanish, German, English and algo. 1542 the
Antarctica song, 1545 about the Malvinas war again, but dumped off the
air unceremoniously at 1547.5*. Early on I did check own receiver for
any trace of a JBA carrier, but none (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BOLIVIA. 3310, April 4 at 0135, R. Mosoj Chaski is doing well,
S5-S7 into Brasília #2 Kiwi SDR, Andean music, intervals of Quechua
talk, but tonight I want to listen to their stream at sign-off. Listen
Live link at website goes to:
mail.galcom.org:8000/Mosoj-Chaski-Radio
but it won`t connect. mail? Same link for pre-recorded broadcasts.
Galcom, they of the fixed-tuned radios so you`re stuck listening only
to the station that distributed it. Back to 3310 via Bsla2 before 0200
to hear the big hum resume at 0201.5 until off at 0207*. This would be
the best time for Quechuans to listen to it, avoiding being
evangelized out of their original religion (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, April 3 at 0551, RHC English with the perpetual buzz;
6000 OK, 6100 off, 6145 VG, 5040 in Spanish. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 17545, no sign of Bayto Yaikl Saturday April 3 at 1530,
via UTwente, Kuwait remotes. Had been Wed and Sat. Bottom of WRMI own
skedgrid not updated after B-20.

RMI clients via Issoudun --- HFCC A-21 info, trimmed, has all these
registrations. First group effective: 28-Mar-2021 30-Oct-2021

9490 0100 0200 11 Spa 285 150 1234567 [R República]
9490 0200 0300 11 Spa 285 150 5671 [expanded ThuFriSatSun]

17545 1530 1600 48 Mul 120 250 1234567 BYUSA [Bayto Yaikl]
15285 1600 1700 46S,47N,47SW,52NW Mul 170 250 1234567 RM [R Manari]
11760 1630 1700 48 Mul 125 250 36 NEW [Tue & Fri]
15340 1700 1800 48W Mul 127 250 1234567 DTWT [Alameda BF?]
15445 1700 1730 48W Mul 127 500 1234567 NEW

These are all NOT effective until: 03-Oct-2021 30-Oct-2021:
9490 0300 0359 11 Spa 285 150 1234567 DD
9490 0400 0459 11 Spa 285 150 1234567 DD

13710 0700 0800 46S,47N,47SW,52NW Hau 170 100 1234567 RM
13770 0700 0759 46S,47N,47SW,52NW Mul 170 100 1234567 DD

11860 1900 1929 37S,46 Fra 200 250 1234567 DD [Alameda BF?]
11860 1930 1959 46E Mul 180 500 1234567 DD

All but two are available 7 days a week, but we know some of the
broadcasts are only weekly, or NOT daily. Meaning of some of the
letters in last column unknown (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR iog) See
UNIDENTIFIED 15340

** GUAM. 12040, UT Sat Apr 3 at 2200, JBA SE Asian music rather than
Wavescan on KSDA, so guess that really is on UT Sundays, and rather in
Sundanese today --- very poor signal on all SDRs checked over there,
including Bandung (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Sat Apr 3 at 1407, REE has still not managed to get
its N American transmitter back on the air, even on weekend morning
when it would have been a tremendous daypath improvement over 9690; if
not overestimating the MUF (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 9830, Sat Apr 3 at 2258, VOT is on the air
without RTTY but German IDs & IS; after English hour of mostly music,
promos and COVID-19 warnings, no mailbag. Something`s always erroneous
at Emirler. Sloppyrators haven`t turned it off, so German news starts
at 2301, good into Virginia SDR, but off before 2316 recheck. At least
The Mighty KBC no longer has to be concerned about TRT overruns on
5960 --- if it ever was, and in a month it`s to resume 9925 just like
Croatian Radio Zagreb used to do (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 15660, April 3 at 1820, S7-S8 dead air. Scheduled is
USAGM in Amharic via WOoFerton, UK; failed? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 monitoring: slept thru the Sat
Apr 3 at 1300 on WRMI 15770; did anyone hear it?

Confirmed Sat Apr 3 at 1600, now a real UT hour earlier on WRN
webcast.

Confirmed Sat Apr 3 at 1957 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM via neighboring KB0FX
remote, about 3 minutes into so started late circa 1954.

NOT confirmed Sat Apr 3 at 2130 on WRMI 9955: this airing started
without notice a few weeks ago and now it`s gone again without notice,
replaced by some Galcom program. A quick search of WRMI skedgrid shows
the other known WOR airings still displayed.

Confirmed Sat Apr 3 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, G-VG S9/+10 into UTwente;
and VG S9+20 into Virginia.

Confirmed from 0331 Apr 3 on WA0RCR 1860-AM, VG into KB0FX SDR. Next:

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

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** U S A. 9840, April 3 at 1407, no signal from WHRI, nor 17815, which
might have been active on a weekend; nor encountered it anywhen else
altho not thoroly checked. JBA carrier on minus side of 9840 likely
Vietnam always off-frequency, which must be glad WHRI be gone (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5050, Sat April 3 at 2359, WWRB is on already with gospel
huxters, lo fi, who believe in UFOs but not in ungodly vaccines, S9+30
into Virginia SDR and of course also well audible here. At 0000 April
4, same g.h. inserts legal ID for `WWRB outta Manchester, Tennessee`.
Still going at 0135, 0208 chex, the latter also into Brasília I had up
to hear Chaski. And still at 0309; 0342 a screaming YL huxter.

So WWRB is back in business. Dave let his license expire last fall and
had to stay off the air while going thru FCC red tape to get it back
again.

Harold Frodge had reported WWRB on 3185 last UT Sunday but did not
mark it as a momentous event: ``U.S.A.: 3185 WWRB Manchester TN;
0150-0203+, 3/28; Hymns to 0200:32 EE religihuxter interrupted
@0202:18 w/WWRB ID into dif-ferent religihuxter on “Challenge”. S20
peaks. 3185 not listed on their web program guide (Frodge-MI)``

Meanwhile, switched to summer frequency 5050, presumably as before
only active at weekends.

475v-MCW kHz, Dave Frantz`s MW beacon WA4SZE/BEACON I last logged on
Dec 31; it was so regular that I stopped logging it tho it stayed on a
while longer, but has been gone again since maybe mid-January. Here`s
the last? log of it by Harold Frodge: ``474.7 WA4SZE Manchester TN;
0318, 1/13; Sending WA4SZECOMWA4SZE/BEACON (Frodge-MI)`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VATICAN [and non]. Due to a Catholic festival, Vatican Radio
scheduled some special broadcasts this weekend, April 2-3-4.

Original publicity labeled the skeds as in Vatican time rather than
God`s Mean Time. I checked out the one publicized as:

``3 April 2021
1925-2120 h [MESZ] Veglia Pasquale presieduta da Papa Francesco.
Arabic - Middle East: 7425 kHz
Chinese - Asia: 7225 kHz
English - Africa: 11935 kHz
Français Africa: 13830 kHz
Português - Africa: 15565 kHz
(via Dr Hansjoerg Biener 1 April 2021)``

Started out with real old-testament stories, Exodus etc., Jews
vilifying Egyptians. What`s that got to do with the much later alleged
crucifiction?

From 1741 UT tune-in, 7425 is S9/+25 good into Kuwait SDR --- but
Arabic announcer keeps talking over the pope and the cantors! BTW,
original language is Italian --- whatever became of Latin, at least at
RCC HQ? It would not be until the very end, 1925, that the
catch-phrase in Latin would be uttered, ``Laudetur Iesus Christus``.
7425 stayed on with organ postlude until chopped off the air at 1930*
sharp.

Back at 1745, 7225 also well audible to Kuwait, but secular music,
something else for sure unless a feed were lost. O, BBC Somali is sked
via UAE.

11935, English is JBA with ACI from 11940 Spain; direct to here at
1820 check, JBA carrier on 11935. 13830 and 15565 JBA to Kuwait, but
of course they are aimed more clockwise for Africa, if direct from
SMG.

12050, RCM WEWN is carrying Spanish voice-over but can`t be bothered
to turn on their English frequency 15610 earlier than *1900 even for
such a special occasion. I do confirm 15610 at 1900 via Bonaire SDR.
After 1900, 12050 likely to be collided by Ndarason as usual.

All this is also on EWTN Spanish and English cable TV channels.
Radio-only cannot do justice to the cavernous splendour of the
basilica with gilded ornamentation. Crowd appears to be masked,
alternate seating less than 2 meters apart.

Choirguys are not masked, not even ready below the chin for long
intervals they have nothing to sing. Pope himself is not masked, which
would be too worldly and defeatist for this special person who could
have been a role-model, but most of the assistants around him are. I
think the masks nicely complement the mitres, but they are
inconsistent in color-matching, mostly white, some blu..

There has been considerable speculation about transmitter sites which
of course VR failed to specify with the scheduling publicity. Who
cares? We know that they normally do use Madagascar for several
broadcasts to Africa; USAGM Grimesland for Latin America, and Tinang,
Philippines for east Asia; both violating Separation of Church and
State.

Here`s the next and final VR special, but they obviously don`t care
about a Western Hemisphere audience, scheduling it in middle of our
night, 0755-1020 UT:

``4 April 2021 Easter Sunday
0955-1120 h Santa Messa del Giorno di Pasqua presieduta da Papa
Francesco
1155-1220 h Messaggio Pasquale e Benedizione Urbi et Orbi
Arabic - Middle East: 15605 kHz
English - Africa: 17820 kHz
Français - Africa: 15575 kHz
Português - Africa: 17805 kHz
(Dr Hansjoerg Biener 1 April 2021)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15340, April 3 at 1705, I`m checking an A-21 frequency
HFCC-registered for RMI via France, q.v.: there is a JBA carrier, but
it`s surrounded by DRM-like noise, where nonesuch is scheduled. Weak,
and I can`t get any remote to lock and decode it as DRM (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0400 UT April 4


Glenn Hauser logs April 2-3, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 11880, April 2 at 2216, RHC is on in French, S8-S9 but
undermodulated. Instead of dumping off the air before Brazuguese at
2230, it manages to stay on, not // 15230 which was already in PP at
2219 check, S9; sounds like same speaker, subject, maybe
non-synchronized playouts. Something`s always wrong at RHC: hereafter:
SAWA.

Today 11880 remains even past 2300 switching to English which has been
missing most of the days so far in A-21. At least we now know it is
still supposed to be on 11880. And should stop at 2400* but keeps
going in Kriyol or French, staying on until about 0015*. SAWA.

But English no longer // on 5040: at 2300 it starts frequency list in
Spanish, 13740, 11760 --- and then it dumps off the air. Just as well,
because 13740 is wrong anyway, nothing there; no Cuban on 13 MHz
except Chinese music in non-Portuguese on 13650. SAWA.

What else from RHC? 15370 at 2219 in Spanish, S9+35 but lofi with hum;
15230 S9 in Brazuguese; nothing on 15730. 15370 is off by 2303, while
15230 has switched to Spanish now // distorted 11760 and 11670. SAWA.

11850, April 2 at 2222, RHC Spanish is JBM, S7-S9 along with parasite
JBA carrier on 11840, the twin on 11860 buried in Cuban jamming
against no Martí. At 2303, 11850 is suptorted, mod spikes only. SAWA.

15730, April 2 at 2239, now this one is on, S9+20, but as usual
distorted modulation only at peaks; wiggle that patchcord! I think
it`s in Kriyol. At 2300 still same breakup, now in real French? SAWA.

6165 English does not come on April 3 at 0000 as nominally has been; I
keep checking along with AAAWWW on 6159.930v WBCQ, which remains clear
of ACI. Not until 0034 do I check 6145, and by golly, now RHC English
is there instead of 6165! Maybe they took my advice, which of course I
would never send to them directly. SAWA.

11850, April 3 at 0133 I return to receiver I had left tuned here, and
guess what? Now this is in English from RHC! S9+10 with good
modulation unlike earlier; but is it a mistake, and for how long? Now
we have 3 x EE, // 6000 & 6145. SAWA.

6060, April 3 at 0252, RHC Spanish is S9+20/30 but still with the big
buzz. SAWA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUAM. 12040, Fri April 2 at 2225, S Asian music, VP S3-S6, then
seeming English; no, KSDA sked in English Sun/Tue/Thu 2200-2230,
including `Wavescan` on Sundays; elsedays in SuNdanese. Would like to
confirm these days once and for all, as I have feared they could be
confused about local days vs UT days, i.e. English M/W/F mornings over
there (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960-AM, UT Sat April 3 at 0200-0204+, rock music
S9/+10, probably Ball Smacker Radio which is scheduled Friday nights
from 9 pm ET = 0100. I check out another pirate on 6930, then back to
this at 0217 when music is quiet, some deep fades; 0225 YL, ``from
some wires strung up in the trees, Ball Smacker Radio``, and tenpins
SFX. More rock music I don`t recognize. 0233 plug for their new
website; off before 0245 recheck. Many more logs here:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,79836.0.html
Keyword for song titles tonight was: ``fool``. After 0315 there was a
repeat reported on 4030-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, April 3 at 0204, pirate music S9, louder
than BSR on AM 6960; 0206 unreadable announcement with organ
background. 0215 ``Desert Rat here, comments appreciated to
twodogradio@??.com and off 0216*. Many more reports from 0045:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,79835.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Friday April 2 at 2214, final token English semihour
of the week from REE is songs hosted by Justin Coe, but not on this
frequency to North America, still AWOL. Other three are audible: 15520
good S5-S8; 11940 S9+5/15; even 11685 is fair S5-S7 and no RTTY,
better than the nothing we get (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 2 at 2213, checking direct VOT English to us:
no RTTY and S6-S9 but undermodulated, hardly readable. For comparison,
15520 Spain is axually weaker on meter, S5-S8 but good,
well-modulated. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 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
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

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voluntary support: thanks this week to Benn Kobb, Arlington VA,
for a check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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** U S A. 6159.924 V to 6159.930, UT Sat April 3 from 0000, WBCQ
`AAAWWW` via KB0FX SDR in MO, offset frequency readout in SAM mode.
Surprisingly clear of RHC ACI since it has jumped from 6165 to 6145
--- see CUBA. I half listen; first quiz question, what is a BFO? Soon
answered by an e-mailer or caller. It`s cold in Fla, 50 degrees, yet
the wife Allan adores is scantily-clad as he puts his hand somewhere
on her. Was there nothing political??

Major subject, on and on and on, is standard shifts and clutches,
wondering if young people would even know how to drive such cars. 0151
reads part of Radio World article about FCC maybe enforcing PIRATE act
from April 26 with big fines --- but he misses the point as already
discussed in NASWA and WOR groups, that by definition, this applies to
AM & FM bands only, nothing about SW! Yet AW takes the opportunity to
encourage would-be pirates to buy time on WBCQ instead. Squeezes in a
few pirate names and frequencies from new issue of Free Radio Weekly
just published; prayer and ID. 0100-0101 dead air on this transmitter
before Hal Turner starts. I never did check 7490v this week, direct or
remotedly, nor WBCQ webcasts, but AW said that the 7490 stream server
has been maxing out.

I keep hoping he will have some news about his attempt to purchase
WHRI, which appears to have closed down. Nothing significant either in
his recent twits. Here`s the version of John Carver, who was paying
more attention:

``Tonight's show started on time on both 6160 and 7490 with 7490
having the better signal this evening. Opening question was, what is a
BFO? Angela is scantily dressed this evening according to Allan. The
opening question is answered by someone named Scott and Allan proceeds
to describe a BFO for the audience. Then he asks how many young people
were able to drive a car with a manual transmission and quickly after
that asks how many would know how to double clutch. A short tale of
Angela driving his antique cars which morphed into a discussion in
general about antique cars.

Phone call at 0028 from a woman that has been enjoying the talk of
Angela driving the antiques and she admits that she owns and drives an
older car, just one not as old as Allan's. Angela started to give us a
brief Angela's Angle but was interrupted by a phone call at 0043 from
Mr. Transistor Norm who talks about old cars and motorcycles. Allan
then reads a short piece about the larger fines for pirate radio
operators and ends with a plea for the pirate operators to buy time on
WBCQ.

Into emails at 0054 and a reading of the newest Free Radio Weekly.
Closing prayer at 0058 and off the air at 0100 and once again into
dead air. Only one political reference this evening when Allan lost
his train of thought and stated that he'd had a Biden moment. John,
Mid-North Indiana.``

6159.93, recheck 0250 after Hal Turner hour, WBCQ still on with rock
music. That would be `Rock Wave` originating on WBCQ-FM 94.7 a.k.a.
Kixx-FM. But off the air after 0300 as I have also noticed previous
nights, so `Late Nite in the Heartland` far-right talk show is gone
tho still on the 6160 sked as 0300-0500 Tue-Sat. Its website still
claims to be on 7490
https://www.jeffreydaugherty.com/about-us
but that`s off the air too at 0340 April 3 check. O, the 7490 sked
shows it as 0300-0330 only UT Tue-Sat; so need to recheck whether that
fragment survive. At 02-03 Brother Scare has been appearing on 7490
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1319.717, April 3 at 0145 UT, KLWN ID on 1320.00 with het
from here by the AM/SSB pitch match method, so still WCOG Greensboro
NC. No het tonight vs 1540.00 KXEL (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1081.3, April 3 at 0151 UT, het against 1080 KRLD.
Nothing this far off in mwoffsets; possibly local device, but the MW
band is otherwise `clean` tonight, no TA carriers either (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0415 UT April 3


Glenn Hauser logs April 2, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA [and non]. 328-MCW kHz, April 2 at 0636 UT, ND beacon dash
and YTL, which is 1000 watts from Big Trout Lake, Ontario.

335-MCW kHz, April 2 at 0635 UT, NDB dash and YLD, 1000 watts from
Chapleau, Ontario; mixing with BV, 25 watts from Batesville, Arkansas
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, April 2 at 1251 UT, Trenton Military still
hasn`t reset its own clock, not 60, but 61 minutes slow announcing
``time: 1150``. But then wx condx timestamped 1200 from Calgary, Cold
Lake. I`ve often found CHR missing, not sure if bad propagation,
curtailed sked, or problems, tho it does take breaks during every
hour; 6754-USB also heard at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 13795, April 2 at 1256, Chinesish music S2-S3, continues
right thru hourtop. It`s CRI Malay service via Kunming site at
1230-1330. Of course Malaysia is no longer on UT +7.5 but 8.0 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 11825, April 2 at 1257, big Chinese vs Chinese radio war
collision, i.e. CNR1 jammer vs VOA via Thailand this hour. Since this
is propagating, I am again encouraged to search for the WOOB CNR1
jammers mostly against Sound of Hope which used to occupy multiple
slots in the 10.8-11.2 and 12.8-13.2 MHz ranges --- not a one, except:
10960, VP only S1-S3. Aoki shows this one is vs SOH relaying RFA; but
I suspect SOH itself is no longer on multiple peanut-power channels,
at least not at these hours. Either that or no longer subject to
high-priority jamming, megawatts vs watts.

Now at 1338 April 2 there`s another inband collision making a SAH on
11785, which is VOA Chinese via Philippines (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13626 & 13774 approx., April 2 at 1327, weak spurblobs with
no readable Spanish program audio from RHC 13700 S9+20; notable for
the giveaway tones again close to F# above Cmiddle = 370 Hz, further
displaced than usual, about 74 kHz; so I also seek X2 = 148 away
second-orders, which are only traces circa 13492 and 13848. This time
the tone is more obvious in AM than FM tuning. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, April 2 at 1340, RHC Spanish is S9+10 but distorted/
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, April 2 at 1339, Kurdish? talk S4-S6; and
11540 at same time, Turkish? music S5-S7, as Dengê Welat and the TRT
jammer can`t seem to get together; or possibly vice versa (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI. 17880, April 2 at 1349, Chinese lesson in French, S9 the SSOB
by far beyond JBA Sa`udis, q.v. It`s CRI this hour via Bamako II per
Aoki/NDXC. In that, Bamako I refers only to R. Mali itself on 5995,
9635. However there are two CRI relay transmitters, none designated
Bamako III (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 710, April 2 at 1206, choral Mexican NA ends and full
sign-on? ID ONLY for XHDP, 89.7, 10 kW, La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc,
Chihuahua, street address; no mention of this nonentity AM XEDP listed
as 7000/100 watts. Then live YL announcer with 6-past timecheck and
right into Low German laconic-sounding gospel huxter. This
out-of-place language is a regular on XEDP. Not as in IRCA Log, ``once
aired German programming at times``.

Earlier from 1200 were Mex NAs on 770, 730, 720, 700, 690 at least.
It`s been months since I`ve been up to check these at sunrise which
here today would be at 1216 UT. Most of Mexico not already on DST will
suffer from it from April 4, pushing these events one real UT hour
earlier. Except Sonora which stays on MST UT -7 yearound to match alta
Sonora, a.k.a. Arizona, EUA (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 11880, April 2 at 1402, S7-S9 German in strange accent,
but mentions Bukarescht and Rumänien, so obviously RRI as sked this
hour, 300 kW at 300 degrees from Ziganeschti, also USward far beyond
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17615 & 17705, April 2 at 1348 JBA carriers, the only
ones on band besides much stronger 17880, see MALI. The pair of course
correlate with Riyadh which per WRTH is now known as SRI = Saudi Radio
International, or SBA = Saudi Broadcasting Authority, no longer the
legacy BSKSA = Broadcasting Service of the Kingdom of Sa`udi Arabia.
And there are no longer any RIY entries in HFCC as they have
withdrawn; something to hide? Aoki/NDXC shows these frequencies: 17615
at 0855-1157 & 1250-1557; 17705 at 1155-1457. Also 17895 but unheard
today: 0255-0800 & 1155-1457. BTW this 17615 does not seem to be
offset plus as had been for ages (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. 7570, April 2 at 1353, really cute song in Chinese,
loud & clear WRMI at S9+20. It`s Supreme Master TV audiotrack, of
course; wish they would play more music; applause at end, evidently
from a live event, English announcement, more traditional music with
percussion, but chopped off at 1359 for ``Everglades`` ID and off the
air; how rude. It would be helpful to announce what frequency be next,
as SMTV is 24h on a variety of channels, one at a time. Current
skedgrid shows:
0100-0700 9455
0700-1000 9395
1000-1100 9455
1100-1400 7570
1400-2000 15770
2000-2200 9395
2200-0100 5800
Indeed I figured 15770 would be next but this early, and often much
later, it`s JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 13635, April 2 at 1254, Turkish talk good S9, SSOB except
for 13740 Cuba, but cuts off at 1256*; sked until 1258 per Aoki. What
frequency follows? No longer on 11815. Uplooked later, it`s 9840 from
1300, both on 310 degree beam to W Europe but same beyond toward us.
Not checked yet but 9840 is also registered all-day but more so on
weekends, for WHRI, which however may have closed down: see USA. TRT
13635 *much* better than 15450 JBA carrier for English on same 500 kW
beam at 1230-1320v (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2080 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
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 Benn Kobb, Arlington VA,
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. As noted last night in my ZAMBIA 5915 log, WHRI absent tho
scheduled on 5920, ditto 7385, making us wonder if WHRI have shut down
totally at end of B-20; after all, the KBS relay moved to Greenville.
WHRI sale to WBCQ still pending FCC approval? Maybe WHR have had it
with SW.

Alan Holder also notes to the WOR iog today: ``World Harvest Radio
short wave no more? All short wave schedules and reference to World
Harvest Radio have now been deleted from the "Family Broadcasting
Corporation" web site. But there are links to World Harvest Television
as well as to "Real Family TV" and the other domestic US radio
stations run by FBC. However, I found a web page with a donation form
for World Harvest Radio short wave. I guess they forgot to remove
this. Alan Holder, G4ZBH, Isle of Wight, U.K.``

Just in case, FCC A-21
http://hfcc.org/data/schedbyfmo.php?seas=A21&fmor=FCC
still has 50 LeSea! entries. Search on that and highlight all for
further frequencies to check. Of course the registrations already far
exceeded axual usage. Much of it had been in use only on weekends, so
check Saturday and Sunday. It`s complex, but here are all the possible
frequencies in first time order without the details: 5920, 7315, 7385,
9505, 9825, 9710, 9840, 9605, 17815, 21610, 11750, 13785, 17510. The
lower ones allegedly resume later in the UT days (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. For the first time in months since last fall, I`m awake
pre-sunrise and instead of trying to resleep, turn on and tune in for
trans-Pacific JBA MW carriers, April 2 at 1156, finding only 774, 747
and 828 from strongest to weakest, obviously the NHK2 big guns from
Japan, i.e. 500 kW from Akita and Sapporo, only 300 kW from Osaka,
respectively. But file as unID, since no modulation detected; and on
R75 longwire, so no DFing. Tried for ToH timechimes at 1200 on 774,
but too much splash from 780 KSPI Stillwater OK and/or an XE on 770.
Today`s Enid sunrise 1216 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1725 UT April 2


Glenn Hauser logs April 1-2, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** AUSTRIA. 7385, April 2 at 0241, S Asian choral music, 0244 talk
S7-S9, i.e.. AWR as scheduled via Moosbrunn in Punjabi. Off after 0300
--- when WHRI is registered to start but no sign of it, missing here
like from 5920, see ZAMBIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, April 2 at 0306 UT, French robotic YL with marine
weather for vendredi, etc., S9 but so is the noise level.
DXinfocentre.com shows the latest starter was at 0240, VCS-21, Halifax
NS, 1500 watts but not as bilingual. Nothing on NL channel 2598 now
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15370, April 1 at 1910 and 1930 chex, big open carrier, no
doubt RHC warming up as has previously been heard later in afternoon.
I`m thinking, too bad English on 15140 is not on better signal 15370.
In fact, it was on March 28, per Harold Frodge: ``15370 Radio Habana
Cuba; 1927, 3/28; “The Mailbag Show” to 1930:24 w/letter from Phil
Dampier. S9+ peaks w/strong whistle QRM. (Frodge-MI)``

However I see that Aoki shows the only timespan of RHC on 15370 as
1600-1900, in which case it would have been running late rather than
early. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, April 1 at 2220, RHC in French as scheduled, but off
at 2227, so no Portuguese at 2230, nor English at 2300, after which I
survey all bands 5-15 MHz without finding it anywhere else. But:

15730, April 1 at 2322, RHC S9+20 with Kriyol modulation trying to
break thru when peaking, barely recognizable. Something`s very wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, April 2 at 0225, S9+10, RHC humbuzz with undermod
Spanish; by 0342 recheck S9 but no buzz, still undermod. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9790, April 2 at 0337, no CRI English as always relayed in
A-seasons and in current HFCC. Good thing I flagged it as unconfirmed
on WOR 2080, as when I try to, cannot; nor find it anywhere else on
6-11 MHz bands. Maybe just another transmitter temporarily out of
order? Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, April 2 at 0342, this RHC English frequency is off; but
fortunately the other one is on and VG, 6165. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 4011-USB, UT Fri April 2 at 0215, JBA MARS net, think I
heard an AAR9-- call. They have just as much trouble hearing each
other, repeatedly trying to exchange phone numbers, which should
provide better contact! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2079 monitoring: Harold Frodge,
Midland MI, reports to the WOR iog: ``7780 WRMI Radio Miami Int’l
(presumed); 2107, 3/31; Hauser’s World of Radio; poor at QRN level; //
7490.0 WBCQ(p) a tad better, but not much (Frodge-MI)``

WORLD OF RADIO 2080 contents: Antarctica, Australia, Austria,
Bangladesh, Bolivia, China, Cuba, Eritrea non, Finland, France,
Germany, Guam, Guatemala, India, *Iran and non, Japan, *Korea North
non, *Korea South and non, Kurdistan non, Perú, Pridnestrovye,
Romania, Spain, Taiwan, *Turkey, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican,
Venezuela; Maritime Day; Domestic Broadcasting Survey; propagation
outlook; *A-21 schedules

WOR 2080 is available as of 0118 UT Friday April 2, 2021
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2080.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2080.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 Benn Kobb, Arlington VA,
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 of 2080 confirmed just minutes after completed: UT
Friday April 2 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 VG here; 7780 VG S9+5/15 to
UTwente SDR in Holland (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5885 & 5895, April 2 at 0235, huge buzz peaking on the
sidebands of S9+30/40 WWCR-4 during E. C. Fulcher Truth House
Ministries, SOP for that program. An hour later during Kelly Lawson
Worship no buzz but much weaker. BTW, WWCR pdf program schedule now
dated March 14 as if to take into account DST -- yet still showing 6
hour difference from UT! The Central times are correct. How many years
has WWCR been going, and they still don`t have their basic act
together (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1319.718, April 2 at 0252 UT, tell-tale het as previously
IDed from way off-frequency WCOG, Greensboro NC. This has been going
on over two weeks; how much longer? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ZAMBIA [and non]. 5915, April 2 at 0227, African singing and heavy
drumming past 0233, wake up! at 4:30 AM? S6-S9, and 0336 JBA; no doubt
ZNBC Radio 1, no longer squeezed by bigsig ACI from 5910 Romania or
Cuba and 5920 WHRI, the latter still scheduled but absent. Is it
closing down? Check other frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0527 UT April 2


Glenn Hauser logs March 31-April 1, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** BOLIVIA. 3310, April 1 at 0040, S7-S9 carrier but can`t make out
much mod, also with QRM from the 3308-USB MARS net. Since I logged R.
Mosoj Chaski direct last night, I proceed to S American SDRs to hear
it better? tonight: JBA carrier at Bonaire; at 0125 it`s JBA at
Vilhena, Brasil, better at Brasilia #2, and slightly better2 at
Pardinho tho further away. All are storm-noisy. Mostly YL talking in
Quechua, then some music mixed in by 0152. 0159 maybe a Spanish ID; at
least I copy ``3,310 kHz`` which may be bilingual. Then there`s that
200+ Hz tone! again from 0200.5 but off* before 0207. Next time: I`ll
listen to the live stream but which probably lax the postlude (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO [and non]. 700 kHz, April 1 at 0501 UT, WLW goes off for
maintenance, tnx to tip from MARE. It made a false stop at 0500, came
back on to include ID but nothing said about going off nor for how
long. This uncovers two weak Spanish signals at almost the same SW/NE
DF, inseparable. Main one has to be XEGD, Hidalgo del Parral,
Chihuahua: one music, one talk then both music, making SAH of
152/minute = 2.53 Hz. Mwoffsets is no help, no Mexican entries on
700.

At 0516, ``La Poderosa / 700 AM y 90.3 FM`` or vice versa at 0528,
which nails it as XEGD, per IRCA Mexican Log, but music is
predominantly romántica, not GRU/AC. At 0520, clear Poderosa MST TC as
``10:19``. Of course, its power is nothing to crow/brand about except
as a Big Lie, 5/1 kW.

The only further Mexicans per IRCA Log are in Jalisco and Michoacán,
but considerably CCW from HdP bearing. With these nulled, I hear
nothing from the few other USA/Canadians at night on 700, in AB. AK,
CA, OR, TX, UT, WA, which are low-powered and/or too far and/or aiming
away from here.

At 0555, WLW still off and something Spanish mentions ``101``, likely
an FM frequency but no known matches to 700 stations. At 0600 choral
Mexican NA, and suspect XEGD or something goes off, as the weak mix
after that is different. IRCA Log shows 0500* for it.

The two Texans, DFW and Houston to the SSE were not showing earlier
with their unfavorable patterns; by 0630 there is gospel music in
English roughly NNW/SSE but not the format of either TX. That could be
CJLI Calgary, 50/20 kW, or even KGRV Oregon, 23/0.47 kW. Has KDAZ
Albuquerque moved from 730 to 700 yet? I QRT at 0640*, causing me to
sleep far too late past 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, March 31 at 2200, no signal from VOT English; and no
RTTY either; tsk2. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 7275, April 1 at 0343, ME music at S9/+10. This is the
resumed A-21 frequency for VOT English to N America at 0300, INTRUDING
into our ham band. // 6165 eastward would be blocked by Cuba. Was
there no place for TRT above 7300? Note that 7275 is weaker even than
VOA via Vatican thataway on 7260 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 7260, April 1 at 0341, S9+10/20 strong but lo-fi talk,
mentions Somalia --- as it is VOA Somali via VATICAN, violating
Separation of Church and State, as sked 0330-0400 only. At this time
7260 also bears Vanuatu, East Turkistan, Mongolia per Aoki/NDXC.
American hams cannot be too happy about this intrusion by their own
VOA, ignoring the fact that SMG is notorious for sending bigsigs the
wrong way (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2079 monitoring: Richard Lemke, Alberta,
rounds up his confirmations, including Wed 1030 on 5850:

Program heard: World of Radio #2079, Date heard in UT: March 26, 29,
31 UT 2021. Monitoring, checking signal using SINPO code,

5850 kHz, QSB fading, 5850 kHz, 0132, 0145, 0150 (55444), (55443),
0159, 5850 kHz, March 26 UTC 2021 [Fri]

7730 kHz, static, QSB fading, QRN, 7730 kHz, 0059 (45333), (45433),
QRN, 0059, 7730 kHz, March 29 UT 2021 [Mon]

5800 kHz, 0248, 0250 (55433), 0257, 5800 kHz, March 29 UT [Mon]

5850 kHz, 1045 (554), 1044 half way mark, 1045, 5850 kHz, March 31 UT
2021 [Wed]

9955 kHz, S5 signal, QSB fading, 2214, words “This is, 9955 kHz,
finally heard ID at 2229, “2079” 2229, 9955 kHz, March 31 UTC 2021
[Wed] (Lemke, Richard -AB, Canada)``

Confirmed here Wednesday March 31 at 2100 on WRMI 7780, JBA theme
direct; and starting ~20 seconds later on WBCQ 7490-, slightly better
direct, VP.

Also confirmed Wed Mar 31 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S9+25/30 over Cuban
pulse jamming, which is now running this early.

Also confirmed UT Thursday April 1 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, S5-S7 into
Brasil SDRs but stormy.

Next WOR 2080 should be ready by early UT Fri April 2 for first
broadcasts at 0130 on WRMI 5850 & 7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 6159.93, April 1 at 0050, WBCQ Area 61 Old Time
Radio with `Amos `n` Andy` recreation by Ed Tilton, S9+10 but with ACI
splash from S9+30 6165 RHC English, which unexpectedly resumed here
ex-9700, from about 0000, messing up the second hour of A61 and
anything later, even when tuned in LSB. Now I am not so eager to get
WOR back on at 0300 UT Mondays: bad choice between CubaRM or daytime
absorption. RHC could easily have resumed 6145 instead of 6165.

And at least before 0100, nothing on 6155, 6150 or 6145, where WBCQ
could shift if not RHC. But QSY is not so easy at WBCQ, by regulatory
approval, or by grinding new crystals. A further look at HFCC for
openings: nothing on 6155 until VOA at 0330, discounting wooden
Bulgaria until 0300. 6150 totally open our evenings. 6145 only maybe
China, and alternate for The Mighty KBC UT Sundays only, surely not to
be used before next winter, if ever. Aoki/NDXC sked has nothing
significant to add (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6205, April 1 at 0013 tune-in via Bonaire SDR,
immediately hear ROCV Morse code ID, and spoken ID in Spanish with
numbers, phone? followed by --- Polish! Why not? S7-S8; had been AWOL
last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1729 UT April 1


Primetime Shortwave

Jim K5JG
 

I was a fan of the old Prime Time Shortwave website and was sorry to see it go dormant.

Is there any site still around that offers anything similar?

Thanks in advance for any info.

73, Jim K5JG

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NEW: Extra April Saturday transmissions of UBMP on Channel 292

Bill Tilford
 

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot Saturday Nights in April
Saturdays April  3, 10, 17 and 24, 1900-2000 UTC, 3955 kHz
Channel 292, Rohrbach Waal, Germany
Saturday nights in April, Uncle Bill's Melting Pot is adding an extra  repeat to its offerings on Channel 292.   April 3 will bring music from the Solomon islands, Tonga and Vanuatu; April 10 will present the original German-language recording of Haare (Hair);
April 17 will have music from Morocco and April 24 will be determined later.  The
time and frequency were previously taken by Wooferton.  Uncle Bill  is  testing whether this
will engage new listeners from Africa,  the Middle East and possibly South Asia.


Glenn Hauser logs March 31, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, March 31 at 1534 tune-in via Brasília
SDR, another Wednesday, another LRA36, only S1-S3 with music, 1537
announcement, stops at 1538, off? No, just a pause, more rap music
which we hardly need from Base Esperanza, stops at 1551* and still off
by 1555 without despedida or any talk. It seems they always chop
themselves off at widely variable times: an hour later last week. Or
do they just run until transmitter craps out by itself? (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** BOLIVIA. 3310, March 31 at 0155, Andean music, only broadcast
signal on 90m besides WWCR and CHU. It`s Radio Mosoj Chaski. First I
make sure the audio match neither KGWA nor KCRC, my two locals which
for many years ganged up to block 3310 (2 x 960 + 1390), both of which
are talkers, but with occasional musical bridges. That mixing product
fortuitously cleared up several years ago AFAIK, but I`m always
apprehensive about it.

This rates S7-S9, my best chance at Mosoj in a long time. No doubt I
could hear it better via a remote, but I`ve long wanted to log this
direct. Maybe I`ll check that another night to compare behaviour. The
music at tune-in is vocal; at 0158 there is an announcement I cannot
recognize as Spanish, so likely Quechua; 0159 another song; 0200
announcement with music mix.

At 0201 all that stops, replaced by a big hum/whine. Compared on my
keyboard, pitch is about G# or Ab below Cmiddle, i.e. 208 Hz or so. I
figure it`s signed off and quit feeding the STL, while the SW
transmitter remains on relaying the noise filling the STL
transmission. This continues without a break until transmitter off
finally at 0210.5*

Among others, Manuel Méndez in Spain often reports RMCh, as does
Robert Wilkner in Florida, predominantly in the hour or two before
0200. One recent log by Bob ended at 0211 but not as a sign-off, nor
any mention of the tone. MM just heard it last night: ``BOLIVIA, 3310,
Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cotapachi, 0118-0131, 30-03, Bolivian songs,
Quechua, comments. 25322.``

Our obs contradict WRTH 2021 with sked as 09-13 & 21-01; 10 kW from
Cochabamba, not Cotapachi/Cotapaxi, with website mosochaski.org which
is wrong, the j is required: https://www.mosojchaski.org/en/ According
to that, live broadcasts are at 5:00-8:30 am and 5:30-9:30 pm, which
at UT -4 yearound means 0900-1230 & 2130-0130. Must vary.

``Mosoj Chaski was founded in 1999 as a short-wave Christian radio
station to reach the Quechua people who are scattered across Bolivia.
Mosoj Chaski, which in Quechua means ¨The New Messenger¨, was started
by missionaries from SIM, New Tribes Mission and Pioneers
International, along with like-minded Bolivian nationals.``

SIM originally meant Sudan Interior Mission, the founders of ELWA
Liberia. ``Sudan`` once had a connotation well into west Africa beyond
present-day Sudan. Mali was previously colonized as French Sudan, then
part of French West Africa, AOF (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 11745, March 31 at 1830, Firedragon jammer S7-S9 with deep
fading, against nothing, but RFA in Chinese via Kuwait is scheduled
this hour only. No sign of Sa`udi AFRS `Al-Azm` either, but even
without the jammer this would be a mess in target. Still past 1846.
Meanwhile I check the 11.0 and 13.0 MHz areas but still no sign of any
ChiCom jammers, CNR1 or FD (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 6000, March 31 at 0058, RHC English has just popped
on, now // 6165 which has already been running an hour. A minute or
two earlier checking 6000, only had some very weak Qur`aning, as Iran
in Tajik is scheduled 0050-0220. Via TWR Bonaire SDR, which is not
responsible for Islamic or Commic content it forward (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** IRAN. 9835, March 31 at *1920:45, VIRI English chops on with
program in progress, discussion of Jeffery Epstein and sex
trafficking. Then I check // 9855 and find it much stronger S8 into
UTwente SDR. 1923 ID as ``Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran
broadcasting``, schedule as ``1920-2020 UT on 6040, 11880`` --- which
are the defunct B-20 channels: what do they know? Music fill depriving
us of standard opening in other languages, anthem and Qur`an! 1929 a
different ID, ``IRIB English Radio, coming up, the news``.

1930 three upward chimes, theme, and news headlines starting with
Hezbollah in Lebanon calling on Sa`udi Arabia to stop the war against
Yemen. 1934 changes to commentary about the Iran Nuclear Deal and how
Biden is not getting anywhere --- complete with music stinger SFX.

May I point out that the very name of the country and thus the station
is a Big Lie? Islamic and Republic are mutually exclusive, i.e. of
god, and of the people --- can`t be both, and we know who`s really in
charge, minority people who say they represent a god (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530 & 11540, March 31 at 1456, poor signals on
both, which implies as nothing else listed, one is Dengê Welat via
France, and the other is the Turkish jammer, named in Aoki as ``TRT
Radio Recep Erdoğan``, but certainly not what it call itself; i.e.
missing its target, which shifts back and forth between 11530 & 11540,
also when via Pridnestrovye.

BTW the curve over the g means it`s pronounced as h: ``The correct
pronunciation of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Turkish can be phonetically
transcribed as Reh-jep Tah-yeep Err-doh-han, as heard in the audio
file. The most important element in pronouncing Erdoğan correctly is
to remember that letter "ğ" must be pronounced as "h"``:
https://www.pronounceitright.com/pronunciation/recep-tayyip-erdogan-4782
No, it`s like w, per this; o my, which are we to believe?:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJEJItHXmJU
Reason enough for his term to be -inated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN [and non]. 17855, March 31 at 1825 & 1913 chex, still zero
signal from REE to N America, direct or via Virginia, UTwente SDRs.
Here, 15520 and 11940 are JBA; further east 11940 is in silly ballgame
anyway. Only signal here on 16m is 17530 VOA Grimesland, JBA in very
poor propagation. Also checked ex-9690, not there either (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 9410, March 31 at 1500, last few notes of Yankee
Doodle Dandy, i.e. VOA signing off but S8-S9 carrier stays on a while.
It`s Korean via Tinang, PHILIPPINES scheduled 1400-1500 only, further
aimed USward.

Remember when 9410 was an exclusive BBCWS/GOS English OOB frequency,
only from domestic site? Still also used by BBC but only relays, in
various languages, and not continuously, e.g. before this VOA hour in
Bengali via Sri Lanka; after it, English via Oman. Other sites per
Aoki employed sometime during the 24 are UAE, Vatican, São Tomé,
Singapore, Ascension; in: Pashto, Dari, Arabic, Hausa. Taiwan and
China also squeeze in, seemingly well-coördinated time segments (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2079 monitoring, next:
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)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier survey, March 31 from
0141: not every single 9-kHz carrier this time, but of note: no 531
Algeria or 621 Canary which used to be staples, yet 612 Morocco? and
891-Algeria. We expect them all to be 24 hours, but maybe not. Also
noted are 1215, two on 1305. And one on 1431 which is surely the 600
kW VOA Djibouti on the east coast of Africa, as otherwise there are
only a few very low power in Europe, max 5 kW in Italy. Around 0530,
531 and 621 can now be detected (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 2004 UT March 31


Glenn Hauser logs March 30-31, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** COSTA RICA [non]. Berny Solano2 of `Mundo Sorprendente` asks me to
spread the word that because of pandemic restrixions, he has not yet
been able to send out all the calendars and QSLs; BTW, my packet
arrived by registered mail, so I had to stand in line behind a
maskless Enidiot coughing --- she says, ``just allergy``. Berny:

``Estimado don Glenn, ¡Qué alegría que haya recibido el paquete
postal!, que lo hemos enviado con muchísimo gusto y agradecimiento.
Que disfrute el calendario.

A la vez, le cuento que hay paquetes postales que por las
restricciones de la pandemia, no las he podido enviar.

Estoy atento en el momento en que puedan ser enviados. Quería
comentárselo por si pudiera ayudarme a hacer eco de la situación.

Con todo respeto y estima, Berny`` (G. Glenn Hauser, OC, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, March 30 at 0644, RHC English not only with humbuzz but
is also pulsing, worsening it more. // 6100 is OK, 6165 is
undermodulated, 6000 is off; and at 0649, 5040 is still on but in
Spanish. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 11880, March 30 at 2309, RHC is NOT in English but
Kriyol! English hour at 23-24 had been on 11880 & 5040 since Yanqui
DST start March 14. And now 5040 is in Spanish, not English either.

15730, March 30 at 2309, I first found Kriyol on this reactivated, S9
but distorted and modulation crackling, then found // on L&C 11880.
Talking about Haïti, Duvalier. RHC scheduling is SNAFU! What else?

13650, March 30 at 2306, the only Cuban active on this band now, no
13680 or 13740; still pointless CRI Portuguese relay filled with
Chinese music, and considerable CCI from R. Japan direct backward in
Thai. On 19m, RHC trace on 15230, no 15370, but 15730 as above.

9650, 11670, 11760, March 30 at 2314, RHC Spanish mainstream, but
11850 and parasites 11840 & 11860 are off. Separate Spanish, `Mesa
Redonda` TV soundtrack this hour, on VG 11950 but with crosstalk, //
JBM 6000 at 2313.

6000 is off by 0007 March 31, rather than English which has already
started on 6165. Multiple somethings wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** IRAN. 9835 & 9855, March 30 at 1930, VIRI with news in American
English, COVID stats, etc. New A-21 frequencies for 1920-2020 English,
both good into UTwente, but 9855 has an additional rustling sound. So
English remains on SW. Meanwhile, still uncertainty about some other
languages on SW: French missing, but Spanish resumed? Not the *2350
broadcast, nothing into Bonaire on 9620 or 7325 at 0002 check March 31
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, March 30 at 2147, I remember to check REE`s alleged N
American frequency, which yesterday lasted only one hour+,
*1755-1900*. Not a trace of it now direct, nor via VA SDR after 2200.
15520 to ME is JBA, which means the MUF is lowered, so 17855 could be
on but not propagating at all. That leaves 11940 to S America which
would have been second-best here, but now is first-best, fair and
sufficient. At 2204 via VA SDR, if it`s Tuesday, Ladino music, long
`Emisión Sefarad` announcement and more nice music after 2216.

Earlier, Richard Langley, agrees on the WOR iog: ``Today (30 March)
here in NB noted REE only on 15520 kHz and 11940 kHz (weak) at around
2040 UT -- Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SRI LANKA. 11755, March 30 at 1610, S Asian song, S7-S9 and
fluttery on a frequency mostly vacant. It`s AWR Trinco in Urdu, the
only thing ever scheduled, at 1600-1630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, March 30 at 2203, VOT English to N America, first
checked via UTwente, only a trace under RTTY even over there until
RTTY stops at 2204; into Virginia SDR, it`s S9-S7 without the RTTY.
Recheck direct to here at 2303, 9830 is still on in spurious German,
VP. Still going at 2327 but gone at next check 2333. Something`s
always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K [non]. 9615, March 30 at 1612, S7-S8 in Korean; at first seemed
tonal, but ``imnida`` giveaways. 입니다 is a very common word in KK, yet
google translate does not recognize it, tries to make it Indonesian. A
basic search on the Romanized word leads to explanation that it merely
means ``is``. Anyhow, this is BBC via USAGM Tinang, PHILIPPINES at
1530-1830. 21-degree azimuth carries right on into North America as a
bonus (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 227-MCW kHz, March 30 at 0643 UT, ND beacon TNZ, which is 25
watts from Walnut Ridge / Lawrence County, Arkansas, just south of
Pocahontas, in the NE corner. This is a *new* one for me, increasingly
hard to find vs all the oldies I usually skip relogging.

This also reminds me that altho my first log of POH on 428 kHz, the
highest-frequency MW beacon in the Conterminous, was correctly
attributed to IOWA, a later one in December was mistakenly put in
Arkansas! Pocahontas, IA is NW of Fort Dodge (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2079 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 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. 6159.93, March 30 at 2313, Area 61 on WBCQ with Jean
Shepherd on German cockroaches` rapid breeding. Yes, the `Old Time
Radio` block is now for two hours starting at 2300 UT Mon-Thu, one
hour on Fridays; and always Jean Shepherd first, as in this week`s
lineup, which still says 0000 UT as if before DST shift:
http://zappahead.net/#2021-0329-area61
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15745-15750-15755, March 30 at 1607, WINB hybrid DRM noise
succeeds reactivated A-season frequency today unlike yesterday; tonal
in the lower half with still unknown content or purpose (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. Re my remark about prolonged offfrequenciness of WKVQ
1540.200, "...Whatever became of a major FCC monitoring post in GA,
Powder Springs? ..." --- Greg Hardison, now in CA, replies:

``Glenn, you may have been with us, were you not?, when we toured the
Powder Springs facility during the 1978 National Radio Club Convention
in Atlanta. I seem to recall R390s, at least one R388, and other
venerable boat-anchors of that ilk, whilst drooling uncontrollably!
Not long ago I scoured the area via Google SatView, which as I recall
was a mile or so south of Powder Springs Rd., not far from the present
WDWD/590 and WAZX/1550 xmtr sites. I saw plenty of newish development
on what used to be pig farms during my childhood, but no signs of the
FCComplex, which covered several acres back in the day. I applied
unsuccessfully to the FCC at age 18; at that time the Allegan [MI]
facility was used for training purposes, among other usage. I did find
Google-directed e-thread concerning the overall subject here - but
beware, some of the posters seem to have issues with apparent drug
use: https://groups.google.com/g/rec.radio.cb/c/Yd1L5ZxVjqs

That '78 meetup was perhaps the most tour-centric in NRC history.
Besides the FCC, we also saw both studios and transmitter for WSB/750,
and the Shepherds Lane FM/TV "candleabra", shepherded by then-WBIE
owner Jim Wilder, thanks to Karl Jeter. My own contribution was
arranging a quick look at the Turner-satellite uplink for WTCG (later
WTBS), off in what used to be the woods behind Cumberland Mall --
nowadays gone and replaced by rampant development. Ahhh, my twisted
days of Youth!...``

I don`t remember seeing that FCC station; only the one by Grand
Island, Nebraska (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VATICAN [non]. 11900, March 30 at 2314, 1 kHz tone causes me pause;
2315 hymnic ditty and opening Vietnamese: it`s Vatican Radio via USAGM
Tinang, PHILIPPINES, a semisesquihour violating Separation of Church
and State, S7-S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6205, March 31 at 0005, NO signal from ROCV into Bonaire
SDR; now what? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 383-MCW kHz, March 30 at 0634 UT, JBA ND beacon,
two-letter ID, first letter definitely H, second not positive but
maybe W. None such listed on 383-385 in dxinfocentre.com, so I check
more comprehensive classaxe.com --- on 385 there is 100 watt HV at
Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands, but I can`t imagine getting that, so far
only reported from AZ, CA and OR. V of course is ...- while W is .--
What else? Nothing closer than that; something miskeying? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0033 UT March 31


FTIOM & UBMP, April 4-10

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, April 4-April 10:
This week, in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, we reprise a 2020 episode with author Ricardo Oropesa and the music of Chano Pozo.
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, April 4-10:
In episode 211, we enjoy music from the Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.
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



Glenn Hauser logs March 30, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 2598-USB, March 30 at 0224 UT, marine weather in English by
roboyl, S6 = band noise level and unreadable beyond language ID, from
NL area. 0230 recheck after the other goes off, now this one in
French.

2749-USB, March 30 at 0224 UT, stronger CCG marine weather channel
from NS area, S8 vs S5 noise level. In French but reading a
``déclaration`` rather than wx info; what`s that about? Stops at
0229*.

Do these stations shift sked according to local DST or not? If so,
does https://dxinfocentre.com/mb.htm take that into account? Going by
skeds there, at these UT hours, I have been listening to:
2598: VOJ-6, Port-aux-Basques NL, 400 watts starting at 0207, EE/FF
2749: VAR-9, Yarmouth (Halifax) NS, 1200 watts from 0140, EE/FF

One might compare info at Canadian Coast Guard and EiBi sites but have
not yet done so. In the spring I am glad to be getting them this well
without much Blitz, confined to the Gulf coast between LA and FL
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, March 30 at 0240, RHC Spanish still with humbuzz on
this transmitter. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

6165, March 30 at 0242, RHC English undermodulated, SAWA, yet
splashing over 6160 where WBCQ is absent, but would be QRMed. Wonder
if they will ever go back to 5130, where meanwhile real pirates
sometimes show (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 6125, March 30 at 0156, wall-of-noise jamming
against nothing, since R. Marti has moved back to 5980 for the A-21
season. But the DentroCuban Jamming Command is too dumb just to look
at the publicly posted HFCC schedules, which RM follows strictly. So
RM is L&C on 5980 at 0156, no jamming audible, altho later in night we
do hear some jamming against nothing [jaman?] on 5980, and right now
there is light pulse jamming on 6080 against nothing, from a single
transmitter apparently leaping from 5980 over 6030 where there is
heavy multiple jamming as usual vs RM. The 5980, 6030 and 6125
situations remain the same at 0238 recheck.

On 41 mb, more jaman at 0254 on 7355, 7345, while RM is really
unjammed L&C on 7365 & 7335, BTW with a report about Myanmar.

Not to set the jammers straight, but here is the A-21 scheduling of RM
on the bottom bands; note OFF the air 04-10, no jamming needed!

5980 M-F 22-03 Tu-Sa -- forget about R. Chaski except weekends
6030 00-04 & 10-12 daily as are all the rest
7335 22-04 & 10-14
7345 17-02 NOT specified as DRM tho it always has been
7365 00-03 & 12-14
7435 03-04 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 770, March 30 at 0242 UT, ``Fórmula Financiera`` mentioned
and 0243 ``Grupo Fórmula, Monterrey, 7-70 AM``, QRM from another SS,
hard to separate from SSW, probably Fresnillo. The mountain king
station is XEACH. I thought condx were somewhat auroral, but K-index
at 03 is zero, no storms (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6186, March 30 at 0152, XEPPM has slight QRM from
a double-blip every four seconds exactly, about 1 kHz above 6185.
Lasts a while, but not there at 0243 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7395-USB, March 30 at 0252, two-way in unID language, JBA,
not Spanish, maybe Slavic (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 880, March 30 at 0335 UT, Mexmx is dominant over KRVN, soon
ID as ``La Tremenda 8-80 --- La Raza``; loops NE/SW. That makes it
WIJR, Highland IL (St Louis MO mkt), nominally U4 1700/160 watts. Both
day and night patterns aim thisaway:
https://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=WIJR&service=AM&h=N
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1540.200v, March 30 at 0302 UT, tell-tale het still here
against 1540.00 stations, WKVQ Eatonton GA. Whatever became of a major
FCC monitoring post in GA, Powder Springs? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1319.720, March 30 at 0322 UT, MW bandscan encounters
another intriguing way-off-frequency het like 1540-. Wavers slightly
and can`t make out any mod; loops E-W-ish vs some sports station, and
vs Black Information Network, new identity of KXYZ Houston. OK`s KCLI
Clinton has been slightly off-frequency for ages but not this much.
Aha, mwoffsets has a recent answer:
`` 1319.717 WCOG r:WTOB (Greensboro, NC) 2021-03-16``
Does r:WTOB mean it relays that 980 station in Winston Salem, also the
address of WCOG? It`s U4 5/5 kW; night pattern supposed to go SE, day
pattern SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, March 30 at 0257:
585, 612, 621, 639(2), 684, 693, 747, 774(2), 855(2), 891, 999, 1098,
1107, 1125, 1152, 1215 kHz. 747 is interesting, no superpowers in
Europe beyond 25 kW Canary Islands, if not 100 kW Iran. Lately am not
hearing much from 531 Algeria even when 891 is in; something changed?
I thought condx were somewhat auroral, but K-index at 03 is zero, no
storms (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 800, March 30 at 0337 UT, open carrier over CKLW, but
not KQCV OKC heard from that direxion while this is SW/NE-ish, suspect
XEROK CiJz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0531 UT March 30


Glenn Hauser logs March 29, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

WORLD OF RADIO SCHEDULES on all affiliates fully updated March 29:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

** BONAIRE. ``Hi Glenn… in your post “International MWDX to Enid OK,
March 22-28, 2021” to the NRC-AM group, you suggested that they “must
be deliberately attenuating it, understandably” on the Kiwi SDR.

Indeed -- hovering your mouse on the blue “TWR Bonaire” tab at the top
of the waterfall display, a message on a longer yellow tab comes up:
“TWR Bonaire PJB3 - 30dB notch filter on 800kHz to prevent receiver
overload.” 73, Randy Stewart, Battlefield MO`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** COSTA RICA [non]. Berny Solano sent beautiful large-format 2021
calendar portraying the trees of CR, ÁRBOLES MÁGICOS, put out by the
foundation of the same name, http://www.arbolesmagicos.org
It`s almost a foot square, 14.34 x 14.34 cm. Berny had offered this
for all reports on his `Mundo Sorprendente` holiday special, along
with QSL card also enclosed, for 24 Dec 2020 at 01-02 on WRMI 7780.
https://www.w4uvh.net/MundoSorprendente_front.jpg
https://www.w4uvh.net/MundoSorprendente_back.jpg
As scanned here, or Nos. 119 & 120 via:
http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html

Tnx, Berny! His show is originally on TIRCR, 930, 5 kW in San José.
WRTH 2021 shows a dagger next to it, without explanation, unlike
double-dagger which means inactive. Only on faraway page 659 do we
find that single-dagger means: irregular. Is it? (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** IRAN. 7325 & 9620, March 29 from 2350 past 2400+, zero signals from
VIRI in Spanish, checked via Virginia and Bonaire SDRs, despite A-21
registrations there for Latin America thru end of October. Meanwhile
AER posted on ForoDX another notification from station that SW would
be ceasing as of March 29:

``Nos dirigimos a usted para informarle, hoy, 29 de marzo de 2021, la
Redacción Española de la Voz Exterior de la RII, como emisora de la
onda corta, se despide de los queridos oyentes que durante más de 40
[años] nos han acompañado, siguiendo la programación y alentándonos
con sus amistosos mensajes y cartas.

Por medio de la presente anunciamos que la radio, en onda corta de
Irán a partir de la misma fecha se integra al canal de televisión
iraní en lengua española HispanTV, desde la cual continuará su trabajo
como una radio por Internet...``

Not crying wolf, this time they really mean it. However Wolfgang
Bueschel confirmed some other languages, at least Albanian and Hausa,
were still SW airing today.

For the record, in case any further checking be done, A-21 Spanish:
0720-0820 15440 17815
2020-2120 7375 9665
2350-0120 7325
2350-0250 9620

And English evidently continues:
1520-1620 7410
1920-2020 9835 9855
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, new A-21 North American frequency of REE was AWOL on
first day of season March 28, so I am QRX for it March 29, supposed to
start at 1800 M-F. Monitoring via Virginia SDR at first: *1755 with IS
at S5, at 1756 powered up to S9. At 1803 to my own R75 deeper in NAm,
it`s S8/9+10. I plan to check it at least hourly this afternoon to
find how long it last or when it fade out; by 1843 has weakened to
S9-S7, fading. It`s roughly equal to 15520 to ME, off the back to us
but which is not fading down; better than 11940 to S America.

Oh2, at 1857 check, 17855 keeps cutting off and on the air, and stays
off after 1900 --- never to be heard again; nor on ex-9690. So that
transmitter is upacting again wherever it may be. Still off at 1930
even into Virginia. At 2200 when it`s the new earlied time for token
English, we have no choice but backward 15520, which is still S9+10
into VA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2079 monitoring: confirmed UT
Monday March 29 at 0230 on WRMIs: 7780, S9, after ID and music bit;
5800 S9+10/20.

Checking what`s going on at our former A-season time, 0300 UT Mondays
on WBCQs: 6159.93 still with white-racist `Herald of Truth` which was
moved here because 7490 had to go off at 0430 for WHRI at least on
weekdays, not any more; but now WBCQ 7490+ is still going with TOMBS.
So maybe we are stuck at 2200 Sundays in the summer daytime.

Also, via UTwente SDR, confirmed on IRRS 7290 presumed Bulgaria,
Monday March 29 from 1800:47, modulation cutting on after the WOR
theme has started, very loud and overmodulated. Atop CCI from CNR
Chinese which causes a slow SAH, scheduled to quit at 1805* but I`m
late for lunch and don`t keep listening. Presumably intact, WOR
concluding at 1829:36 without chop, IRRS ID and FSN.

This is all one UT hour earlier due to imposition of DST in Europe. I
was monitoring from the start: At 1747, 7290 had CCI between China and
VIRI in Russian, but Iran quit as scheduled by 1749.5* leaving S5-S6
of CNR. During a Chinese song, at *1756 IRRS carrier comes on, shortly
powers up to S9+20, open except for some hum. Instead of sign-on,
continues silent, no mod until WOR JIP as above. Meanwhile I could
hear the CNR top-of-hour timesignal.

Meanwhile I have also been checking out the adjacent+ channel QRM as
heard by UTwente. This splash has been a serious drawback all
B-season, but now it`s better. First at 1747, 7300 has German from
Iran, but nothing on 7295, 7285 or 7280. At 1824 the closest is 7275,
CRI Chinese from Urumqi until 1827*; leaving at 1830 nothing closer
than 7265, CRI Bulgarian via Urumqi, not problems. Thruout there has
been dittering on 7305, not a problem either like it was when on 7290.
Standard remark about East Turkistan. 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 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. 15745-15750-15755, Monday March 29 at 1423, no DRM from WINB
where it`s M-F scheduled to be in A-21 ex-13650-13655-13660 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0131 UT March 30

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