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Glenn Hauser logs April 24-25, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA. Re last report, altho it was obviously on Saturday, I
somehow miswrote Wed & Fri at the end. Make that Wed & Sat (Glenn
Hauser, WOR)

** CUBA. 4765, Apr 24 at 0345, R. Progreso is missing; supposed to run
0030-0400. 5025 Rebelde is still on. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba.

4765, April 25 at 0028, S9+15/25 open carrier, RP must be about to
sign-on. Can`t hear the 4747/4783 spurs before any modulation.
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9650, Apr 24 at 2320, RHC Spanish is back here, after jump to
9640 last night and this morning. Goodbye, Guinea (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 5040, April 24 at 2329, this RHC is off again. Something`s
always wrong at RHC. But see INDIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** INDIA. 5040, April 25 at 0016, JBA carrier in absence of RHC.
Unless it`s a CM exciter, only other SWBC station is Jeypore, one of
the few AIRs I think still active. Per VU2JOS, nominal sign-on is
*0025; no early Ramazan break-fast there (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6928-USB, April 24 at 2315, SSTV beepery on 6930?
Could not tell reference frequency until started talking at 2315. Says
he is having transmitter troubles today; more SSTV: no variation in
pitches, same over and over until the end-tones, so a very boring
image? 2318 ``adiós, amigos, catch you on the flip side`` and maybe an
unreadable ID, off. Yes, many more logs here from 2143 to 2319* first
as unID, then Skunk House Radio, with Zeke:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80695.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, April 25 at 0019, ``Oklahoma`` at S7-S8
--- how does he know I`ve just tuned in? Must be the pirate playing
songs about states in alfabetical order; 0020 the next one I don`t
recognize would be about Oregon. Yes, many more logs with playlist:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80703.0.html
and I, myself retuned at 0056 via Knoxville remote still hear rock
music at S6-S7; 0100 ``This is WTF Radio Worldwide`` and now he has
reached John Denver for West Virginia ``Country Roads``, but China
beat him to it as I reported hearing that on 9790. O my, at 0100 he
has competition from 5950 WRMI with TRSW and 5850 WRMI with Encore;
what`ll I do? Compromise with classical, so rare on US SW (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6974.9-AM, April 25 at 0018, JBA music at S7 = noise
level; 0021 some beeps mix, QRM? Pirates seldom venture this high in
``their`` band. Three other reports as 6975 unID:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80705.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 3185-USB, April 25 at 0159 UT, I tune in for one of
the publicized Mystery Radio pirate broadcasts of the original
recordings of Radio Pancho Villa. I`m on the Knoxville SDR at first,
but that`s too close to all the storms over Georgia and Florida. I
keep trying other SDRs for better S/N, but not much, in MD, MO, NY.
Even in Ottawa and Fort Collins it`s too noisy. I suspect 90mb is not
the best choice in spring storm season. I didn`t try the earlier
broadcasts in the afternoon today as they would surely be too
daytimish. Anyhow these imply coming from eastern US as are most SW
pirates. If only I could hit upon a Kiwi at local range, but then I
shouldn`t say so. I stick with it mostly via NA5B in Maryland for a
semi-hour in order to qualify for a QSL, my copied details as vague as
they may be, but surely recognizable:

0159, a 3-note ``IS`` repeating
0200, Hola, hola, hola; mix of BBC? and other SW IDs; just music;
0208, yells mixed with music
0211, calling out to something/one?
0213, laughing & yelling
0215, Hello, hello, and a song
0217, cut to funny voice talking, only
0220, loop about QSL? mixing mx; briefly clear YL voice with gmail QSL
address but I can`t copy it
0221, VOPV theme song as heard during the 2021 SWL Fest broadcasts;
yelps & yells, VOPV ID, feedback loop, lots of weird vocal noises
0225, segué to trumpet tune; then ``turn it down!`` 2 or 3 times;
0226, distorted voice, can`t understand much, ``all f--ed up``
0227, guitar & C&W tune in English

So far I have heard no mention of one ``Glenn Hauser`` who is
allegedly invoked in many of these episodes, whew.

At 0212 I had made a quick check of 3185 on my own radio, but JBA.
0230, after putting up with awful noisy reception, I bail, hoping to
hear it better somewhen other; and go to WCLV webcast for the last
half of `Weekend Radio`, in pristine hifi stereo, during ``I can`t
wait to see you with clothes on``, by Orson Bean... I`ll get the first
half after 0300 on KUCO.

O o, a quick check at 0259 break, now VOPV about worshiping in the
direxion of Enid, Oklahoma. OK, since SNL is a rerun and I`ve now
heard the second and first halves of Weekend Radio, at 0330 I`m back
on 3185-USB, still stormnoisy via VE3HOA Ottawa remote; in a wild
song. Sic transit. Note: as I finish writing this, I have not looked
at anyone else`s report of same (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU. 4752.5, April 25 at 0027, JBA carrier much weaker than CODAR
swirshes, no doubt R. Huanta 2000 as heard several times via Bonaire
remote, but this is all it can achieve direct (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2083 monitoring: confirmed UT Sun Apr 25 from
0321 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO via nearby 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
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 Dan Sheedy, Encinitas, California, for a generous
contribution to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, ``Thanks
for keeping accurate, reliable and timely DX info available all these
years. Enclosed is a bit to help out all the WOR activities. Cheers
from the Beach``

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

** U S A. 5950, sometime after 0300 UT Sat Apr 24, WRMI with `Classic
Redneck Radio` making totally irresponsible off-the-cuff remark that
``vaccines will kill tens of millions of people in a few months``.
Well, maybe COVID will get him totally unvaxed (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. 5950, April 25 at 0100, checking WRMI via Knoxville W8BUG
remote, `YROT` theme so it`s Texas Radio Shortwave, Third Mate Susan
says another in the Texas Music Tribute series, asking for reports to
be eQSLed; then Britrobo, or Cap`n Ric, introes an hour of Kenny
Rogers, first song `Planet Texas`. O my, WTFRWW pirate still going on
6930-USB, and `Encore` classical is just starting on another WRMI,
5850; I have to compromise with the latter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 6159.9, April 25 at 0025, WBCQ still here during Area 51/61
music, with RHC splash from stronger 6165, even when tuned to LSB; yet
6155 remains vacant! Other `BCQ, 7489.9, presents us with a Yeshua
fanatic; NTY (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun April 25 at 0023, WTWW-2 just started `TOUTA`
as Bob Heil says it will be mostly music by George Wright at the
Chicago? Theatre. On the PL-880, bandwidth keeps jumping narrow/wide
with a mind of its own even tho locked, obscuring any distortion on
the transmission, anyhow causing me not to listen (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report dispatched at 0342 UT April 25


Glenn Hauser logs April 23-24, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-CUSB, Sat Apr 24 at 1407 I check my own
outside antenna for any trace of LRA36, but none as expected for 300
watts, which is however still a `good DX catch` a few thousand km away
at Brasil remotes. I do bring Pardinho up at 1459, and there it is,
S5-S7 with a chronology for Apr 24, evidently `this day in history`.
Lots of IDs ensue, bits of music, 1519 multi-contact info, 1520
``hasta la próxima``, Antártida theme song.

But restarting at 1523, ``a partir de este momento``, informal ID as
``Radio San Gabriel`` without the Arcángel title; telling us in
Spanish, German, English; and Korean? --- thought it ended with
``imnida`` --- that the broadcast is in: Spanish! and shortly same
announcement repeated. 1545 rock song in English; still past 1600 but
off at next check 1657.

On the remote`s waterfall, when tuned to reference frequency
15475.98-USB, the signal audio axually covers from 15476.20 to
15478.75 with sharp edges. I suspect interest in LRA36 has lagged as
no one else reports it today and so I don`t bother to remind everyone
of the regular Wed & Fri-only appearances (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9640, April 23 at 2236, surprise, RHC Spanish is here
ex-9650. 9640 had been in use last year until sudden switch to 9650,
and now the reverse; why? Still at 0136 April 24. 9650 had been in use
both morning and evening, so morning too on 9640? Yes, April 24 at
1334 check, S9 but undermodulated.

This is good news for Guinea, which could run 18 hours a day on its
only SW frequency 9650, tho has been quite irregular, as Carlos
Gonçalves, Portugal also notes. Let`s look at what else RHC confront
on each per Aoki, without great detail:

9650: Guinea, Taiwan, Sa`udi Arabia, Korea North
9640: CRI Spanish via East Turkistan until 2300; Korea South from
1530, Iran from 1550; should RHC be on that late but was only 11-15 &
21-05 on 9650; so 9640 is mostly clearer.

I`m fairly sure RHC did not QSY because of the local unID device I
have producing weak carriers every 50 kHz between ~7 and 15 MHz; with
BFO they are just a smidgin less than 50.000 kHz apart, offset pitch
ascending as I step up MHz by MHz; ideas? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11850, April 24 at 0145, RHC Spanish is JBM and suptorted,
with much weaker parasites on 11840 & 11860; the latter also with
irregular beeps at a slow rate out of conflicting residual Cuban
jammer. The spur carrier makes them audible without BFO, beating
against it. 0213 recheck, still spurs, no beeps. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5040, April 24 at 0207, RHC Spanish undermodulated, talk
sounds the same as on 5025 Rebelde, a live event? But not // tho could
be same out of synch; but soon audio diverges completely. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, April 24 at 0410, RHC S9+10/20 suptorted in Spanish,
tho supposedly does not start until 0500 English. 6060 is also
undermod S9 Spanish; and 5040 Spanish; while English is at least on
6000 & 6165. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ERITREA [non]. 17545v, April 24 at 1531, I`m trying to detect Bayto
Yiakl, the American-based clandestine scheduled via RMI via FRANCE Wed
& Sat at 1530-1600 during B-season, but is it still there in A-season?
No remotes very close to target, and no signal to Kuwait, India,
Iceland, Brasil; and RSA is blocked.

But UTwente is getting a trace, despite being way too close to France
in skip zone. And it`s off-frequency as originally noted here:
17544.95971 at first and by 1537 Synch reading 17544.96728. No ID or
even audio of course, but if anything is there, this should be it.
Hope it does better to Eritrea! Greece remote also gets a JBA carrier,
not even enough to lock onto. Gone from UTw by 1606 check. BTW not a
single member of the WOR iog replied to my advance request, to check
this out on Wed Apr 21; as I had to be away from radio then (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, Apr 23 at 0601, no signal from RNZI, nor any
carriers on 15720, 13840 or 13730; tho Vanuatu 11835 is audible. So
where is NZ? Maybe unpropagable higher frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9+, April 23 at 0552, big S9+10/20 open carrier, as
VON is back here warming up; 0557 recheck in great IS of African
percussion and winds; 0600 sign-on in Hausa with two words understood,
``Nigeria`` and ``kilohertz`` --- I wonder if they announce this
frequency when really on 11769.9+? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960-AM, UT Sat Apr 24 at 0118, pirate music S9-S7,
no doubt Ball Smacker Radio again fulfilling its regular schedule of 7
pm MDT Fridays. Yes, 0143 YL ID about this time, and concluding with
ten-pins crash noise. S9/+10 but really too much storm noise around
here; in fact, I have just switched to the indoor-longwire to avoid
lightning, and R75 stays on it rest of evening for logs thru 0410.
Many more logs here including detailed playlist until 0224*:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80643.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960-USB, recheck for BSR at 0243 April 24, pirate
music but now on USB so different station; too much storm noise to
stay with it, but these say it`s Voice of Alice (Cooper):
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80649.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU. 4752.47v, April 23 at 2357 via Bonaire SDR, R. Huanta Dos Mil
is still here, SAM offset varying .467 to .472. Instead of cutting off
circa 0030 as before, at rechex 0030, 0045 and 0100+ still going, vs
CODAR.

It`s not audible via the occasionally active Bogotá SDR, where I`m
also checking for the Colombian pirate on 6016+, active only on
weekends, but not yet heard on either (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. While confined to indoor antennas due to
storms, I`ve reactivated my Sony ICF SW07 with active antenna in a
south-facing window, April 24 after 0300 UT, first finding dead air on
5950 WRMI while other frequencies such as 5800 are OK.

At 0408, 5950 with S9+10 of dead air; also 5850, then bursts of non-BS
but TOM audio on and off on both (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, April 23 at 2015, REE NAm frequency is VP S2-S4,
while ME channel 15520 off the back is S1-S4, so that`s no help.
Friday token English at 2202: 17855 now S9/+10 but soon fading down;
15520 S9-S7; 11940 S9+10/S7 the S American frequency is best.

After news review, 2203 something about a music project in El Salvador
involving `El Sistema` as in Venezuela, and the native Nahuatl
language, which I thought was in México, or more correctly, they say,
Nahuat, without the -l -- I assume from only hearing it, not seeing it
spelt. Guest was Sonia Mejía; 2226 finally plays a bit of the music.
2230 check of 17855 finds it still poorly audible (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 23 at 2202, no signal from VOT direct, only
RTTY. However, at 2230 check, RTTY is off and VOT English is on, but
JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7602-USB, April 24 at 0113, sounds like a Civil Air Patrol
net, mainly person with high-pitched voice, either woman or child. Not
her? but some replies conclude with a beep. Keeps making contacts
spelling out fonetikally secret messages, but trouble copying each
other, asking for relays, etc. Extremely rigid para-military format.
0115 announces time as 0115 zulu; correct. Difficult copy here past
0124, due to weak signals, high storm noise level, and indoor antenna.
But:

7615-USB, April 24 at 0125, I encounter the known CAP net, generally
stronger, closer? signals, and one of them sounds like the same
woman/child just heard on 7602-USB. Keeps referring to YX, presumably
this net designator. Some of the tactical calls mentioned, either
callers or callees, not necessarily spelt right: Light Speed 41; Blue
Skies 52; Skyline 32; Rattlesnake 42; Fast Runner 37 & 31. Mentioned
QSY to NNC, which must be secret name of another frequency; Silver
something 34 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2083 monitoring: confirmed Friday
April 23 at 2030 on Challenger Radio, 594 kHz, Villa Estense, Italy,
as heard via nearby Noale KiwiSDR. Some program from Canada was cut
off by 2029 for IRRS ID and WOR start on time.

While I`m listening on line, also bring up WOR 2083 webcast via World
FM, NZ, and hear it ending at 2035 followed by ID in French! and
Spanish music, so WOR on time from 2006 UT Friday.

Also confirmed Sat Apr 24 at 1328, tail of 1300 on WRMI 15770, JBA on
indoor wire, but SWRG a few minutes later plenty beepery via outside
antenna.

Also confirmed Sat Apr 24 from 1800:50 on IRRS Bulgaria? via UTwente,
S9+15/25; with annoying skipping on this SDR, but none such when tuned
via Carlow, Eire Kiwi, S9/+10. Earlier, 7290 cut on at 1759:48, with
Aïda theme already in progress, but haven`t heard it at all for a few
weeks with late joins. 1800:27 IRRS brief s/on only, no FSN headlines,
some dead air until WOR start 23 seconds later. Then time for my lunch
of a traditional breakfast, and recheck 1828 just in time to hear WOR
ending clearly after 1829; IRRS ID asking for reports by p-mail for a
numbered QSL; and into gospel music. Note: real times may have been a
few seconds earlier considering internet delay.

WOR 2083 also confirmed Sat Apr 24 from 1959:17 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM,
MO, via nearby KB0FX remote, almost 30 minutes late. Sorry, there are
now no SW times on NAm Sat afternoon or evening. Next:

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 Dan Sheedy, Encinitas, California, for a generous
contribution to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, ``Thanks
for keeping accurate, reliable and timely DX info available all these
years. Enclosed is a bit to help out all the WOR activities. Cheers
from the Beach``

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

** U S A. (7490v), UT Sat Apr 24 from 0000, WBCQ webcast with
`AAAWWW`: I only dip in and out occasionally, as whenever I do, Angela
is yelling about something, such as calling George Floyd a thug and
that Chauvin should not have been convicted of murder. This is really
repellant, except to those of like mind.

Allan sounds reasonable by comparison, but not really: again he makes
no distinxion between socialism and communism (and Democrats), i.e.
Democratic Socialism as successfully practiced in western Europe, vs
Commie dictatorships. Of course that indistinxion we may blame on the
CCCP by its very name, giving socialism a bad name for sesquidecades.
Allan also mentions that he`s tired and thinking of retiring, turning
the operation over to Angela. At 0045 says it`s on both 6160 and 7490;
0052 into email. Somewhat more detail from John Carver:

``Tonight's show started on time on both 6160 and 7490 with 7490
having the better signal. The het appeared about a minute after the
top of the hour on 6160. Allan and Angela in the studio. Allan is
feeling a little under the weather this evening and did some coughing
and sneezing during the show. Allan and Angela talking amongst
themselves for a bit. Allan stated that he and Angela had done some
sight seeing in Fla today. Into politics within fifteen minutes. Anti
taxes, anti stimulus checks, anti toll roads etc. This writer will not
repeat what was said but Angela then jumped in and started talking
about George Floyd. Allan didn't want to talk about it but got drawn
in. A lot of raised voice as Angela got worked up into her rant about
almost everything.

Phone call at 0032 pours more gas on the fire and also brought up many
more conspiracy theories that hadn't been in the mix earlier. Call
lasted for eight minutes and did nothing to calm Angela down.

Reading of emails at 0052 with most of the emails supporting Angela.
Things flare up again during the reading of emails. Closing prayer at
0059 into music at 0100 and then into Hal Turner. John, Mid-North
Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, Apr 24 at 0249, NO signal from 500 kW WLCR/WBCQ. Got
to be OFF, since 9265 WINB is still well audible (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. 9265V, Apr 24 at 0249, WINB is S7-S9 with SWRG beepery; 0359
still on later than usual? with `Battle Hymn of the Republic`,
unmarred, and then 0401 the merely secular `Star Spangled Banner` is
treated as produxion music behind WINB sign-off, rather than Our
National Anthem, to be played with respect.

But does not get 9265 turned off or at least silenced, before another
program start `Back to Calvary` for a few seconds after 0402, then
off. I guess it continue on webcast. No sked for that but B2C is
supposedly at 9 pm EDT Fri = 01 UT Sat. America`s oldest private SW
station still doesn`t have its basic act together.

Schedule still dated March 14 shows `Worship at Home` nightly except
UT Sundays from 0300 - so it must be an hour long, but sign-off times
or length of final show are never given (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, Apr 23 at 0601, R. Vanuatu with YL in presumed
Bislama, S4-S5, as fundamental 3945 must have just come on. If this
make it, NZ fundamental 11725 should too, but AWOL (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report despatched at 2135 UT April 24


Glenn Hauser logs April 22-23, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA. 9480, April 22 before and after 1830, S6-S3 in French, i.e.
CRI at 18-20 via Xianyang 59 site in north central China, of all
places, 500 kW, 317 degrees toward France. VP reception today, hardly
anything else extracontinental on any band except 13670 Madagascar
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 91.7, April 22 at 0446 past 0506 UT and later, dead air
from KOSU instead of `The Spy`; everyone asleep depending on
automation? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SUDAN [and non]. 7205, April 23 at 0301, S8-S9 open carrier, surely
Sudan Radio, Omdurman; someham pretends to be AM by tuning his
LSB-only signal here, but no QRM on USB. At prime time in the morning,
also JBA carriers on 7180 > 7140 presumed VOBMEritreans. By 0328 maybe
trace of music. 0342 I switch to UTwente SDR in Holland, where 7205 is
S9 but clearly barely modulated, occasional talkwords peaking, 0345
bit of music. WRTH says irr. from *0300; Eibi says from *0257; Aoki
from *0200. At 0350 & 0356, I JB hear some Horn-of-Africash music. A
4+1 timesignal at 0400 cuts thru, 11 seconds late. Don`t rely on this
for navigation! Then some mumbletalk, news in Arabic? I daresay even
nearby one would have to turn the volume up full and hope for the
best. Dumps off air abruptly at 0405:15*. I switch to offset BFO to
hear any carrier come back, which it finally does at *0423,
again/still, JBM. I must also say, the FPU stations do a much better
job of broadcasting to Sudans from outside. Manuel Mendez, Spain,
hears 7205 in his evenings, and also the external service grandiosely
appelled ``Voice of Africa`` on 9505 going from French to English at
1715. I wonder if that modulation be any better (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2082 monitoring: a delayed report
from Ken Zichi, Michigan about Saturday April 17 at 1300: ``15770 WRMI
FL Okeechobee w/’crash start’ in the middle of SW Radiogram #200
repeat. Missed GH’s WOR and the first minute or so of the Radiogram.
3+4+4+44 *1332-1400 17/Apr RSPdx +SDRuno +FLDigi +randomwire --Zichi
MI2``

Also confirmed final repeat UT Thu Apr 22 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, S7-S9
into Bonaire SDR.

WOR 2083 is available as of 0025 UT Friday April 23, 2021
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2083.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2083.mp3

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

WORLD OF RADIO 2083 contents: Afghanistan, (Andorra non), Antarctica,
Bolivia, Brasil, Canada, (China), Colombia, Cuba, France/Germany,
Guatemala, Guinea, India, Italy and non, Japan non, Korea North,
Kuwait, Mali, México, Myanmar and non, Nigeria, North America, Perú,
(Philippines), Portugal, Romania, Sudan, Tibet, Turkey, USA and non,
Uzbekistan, Vatican, Vietnam; 1982 WOR recordings off WRNO;
propagation outlook. (Parenthesized countries are mentioned somewhere
out of alfabetical order, related to other items.)

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1801 UT Saturday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
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 Dan Sheedy, Encinitas, California, for a generous
contribution to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, ``Thanks
for keeping accurate, reliable and timely DX info available all these
years. Enclosed is a bit to help out all the WOR activities. Cheers
from the Beach``

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

First broadcasts confirmed UT Friday April 23 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850
VG direct, and good S7-S9 even in wrong direxion to Bonaire SDR; 7780,
S9/+20 into UTwente SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0457 UT April 23


Glenn Hauser logs April 21, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.97-RCUSB, April 21 at 1430, LRA36 confirmed on
this Wednesday in quick check via Brasil SDR with good signal, but I
don`t have time to keep listening. Likely to repeat on Saturday.

I should apply for a new eQSL as have been going out for previous
emissions, e.g. to Manuel Méndez: ``In the email they added the names
of the LRA 36 team for the 2021 year:

"BUENOS DIAS NOS COMPLACE SU ESCUCHA SALUDOS
EQUIPO DE ESTA DOTACION:
OPERACION TECNICA: SARGENTO ALEJANDRO CAMINO
LOCUTORA: TENIENTE PRIMERO ESTEFANIA PEREZ
LOCUTOR: CAPITAN MAXIMILIANO LUNA
DIRECTOR DE LA RADIO: TENIENTE CORONEL DARIO LUCERO

ESTAMOS AL AIRE LOS MISMOS DIA Y HORARIO DEL AÑO PSADO DESDE YA MUCHAS
GRACIAS."

Reception report sent to:
esperanzalra36@radionacional.gov.ar
_._,_._,_``

Note they all hold military ranx. QSL says 300 watts to a rhombic
antenna. WRTH 2021 page 463 says, ``1 x 1 kW, 1 x 10 kW. The 10 kW
(when in use) is operated at around 1.2-1.5 kW`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 1040, April 21 at 0613, Cuban-style discussion mentioning
Guantánamo, with WHO nulled, so assumed is the only CM on 1040: CMCL,
10 kW, Radio Mayabeque, Güines, Mayabeque. Mayabeque is a rather
obscure province just east and south of Habana between it and Matanzas
[killings]; in fact it did not exist until 2011:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayabeque_Province
but that does not explain, why? Güines is just east of the major SW
site Quivicán; and Bejucal is north of there on the Habana province
boundary (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 720, April 21 at 0602, Cuban-style music with WGN nulled,
but then Meximusic and full legal ID for XEDE, or rather XHDE 105.7 y
720, Kaliente, KFM, 25 kW en Saltillo, Coahuila; makes 5.6 Hz SAH with
WGN except when they be exactly mutually nulled. XE NA would have
erupted an hour earlier in the CDT zone, UT -5 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855 & 15520, April 21 at 2224, zero signals from REE token
English on Wednesday; algo JBA on 11940, JBA carrier on 11685, no
RTTY. Conflicting reports earlier whether 17855 for N America was on
the air during silly ballgame, but Wolfgang Bueschel says it was
making it to Bonaire (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9840, April 21 at 1815, JBA music, attrax my attention as
was a frequency of WHRI, believed to be defunct. But scheduled
1730-1830 is VOT in German --- its real hour rather than more often
heard 9830 overrun after 2300; 5960 after 0000 in B-seasons.

9830, Apr 21 at 2223, trace of TRT at S7 = noise level, no RTTY (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2082 monitoring: unchecked here Wed Apr 21 at
1030 on WRMI 5850; anyone hear it?

Confirmed Wed Apr 21 at 2100 on WRMI 7780, noisy S7-S8 to VA SDR; not
to UTwente but intermittent strong chirpbursts. Also confirmed 21
seconds behind on WBCQ 7490-, S5-S7 to KB0FX with offset -33 Hz, while
to Alexandria VA it`s -45 Hz - so there we have a margin of error via
two different Kiwis. later at KB0FX it`s -25 Hz.

Also confirmed Wed Apr 21 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, by 2220 check direct
is S9+20 with no jamming audible. Next:

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 Chuck Ermatinger, Eureka MO, twice via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com --- Not necessarily in US funds

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 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)


** U S A. 920, April 21 at 0610 UT, George Noury giving personalized
ID for KVEL 104.5 & 920, as C2CAM then resumes with a silly
numerologist. KVEL is in Vernal, NE UT, U2 5/1 kW, but night pattern
is to the NE, ~nil thisaway*. It`s as strong as dominator KYFR
Shenandoah in SW IA, mutually nullable, NW vs NE. KYFR does have a
tight nightlobe aimed thisaway*.

Therefore suspect KVEL be on ND day pattern if not also day power.
I`ve heard it before with same suspicions, but not lately. 104.5 is,
you guessed it? A mere translator, K283BN. Note to E2L editors:
``thisaway`` is slang, not separable into this and away. Likewise its
antonym, thataway (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1329+, April 21 circa 0600 UT, nothing of the unID het noted
24h ago; but the two major off-frequencies are still audible, 1319.7
from North Carolina, and stronger 1540.2 from Georgia. These stick out
during a full MW bandscan (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 2343 UT April 21


FTIOM & UBMP, April 25-May 1

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, April 25-May 1:
This week, we listen to several recordings by guitarist Elmer Ferrer.
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 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US).
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
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 25-May 1:
In episode 214, we listen to some Jamaican mento and calypso.
The transmissions take place:
1.Sunday 2200-2300 UTC  (6:00PM -7:00PM EDT) 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 April 20, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA [non]. 9790, April 20 at 0341, CRI English relay via CUBA was
absent when checked several days ago but certainly on now with VG
signal and playing, incredibly, John Denver, ``WV - Country Roads``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, April 20 at 0141, RHC Spanish with humbuzz like heard
after 0500 on 6060; same transmitter likely. Wolfgang Bueschel
describes it April 20: ``6060even RHC Bauta in English \\ 6100 kHz.
TERRIBLE BUZZ tone signal, like a garden fence seen, either sideband
symmetrical 13 x 120 Hertz distance apart tone strings. S=7-8 or
-84dBm fair signal strength only in WeUS and Alberta-CAN. 0641 UT.``

11850, April 20 at 0141, RHC is S9+10 but JBM in Spanish. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, still off, but received this update that they are
working on repairing the transmitter:

``Transmisor de Radio Verdad, Apr 20 at 4:41 AM, Informamos a los
oyentes de Radio Verdad que casi todo este día lunes trabajamos
tratando de reparar el transmisor de Radio Verdad. Logramos hacerle
varias reparaciones importantes, con la ayuda de los Ingenieros Jhaír
Ramírez y Rafael Borthwick de Canadá, pero no logramos sacarlo al aire
todavía. Seguiremos trabajando intensamente hasta lograrlo.
Agradeceremos sus oraciones. Que Dios les bendiga y guarde con buena
salud. Dr. Édgar Amílcar Madrid, Director y Gerente General, Estación
Educativa Evangélica, Radio Verdad`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ITALY [and non]. Correxion: in this item I should have said
*before* which, not after which --- fixed:

7290, Monday April 19 at 1758, I`m checking IRRS via UTwente SDR to
see how it`s doing in the timeslot from which WOR was bumped to
Saturday. Weak carrier seems to be on, but CNR is still audible past
1802, when I conclude IRRS is not on at all. It does cut on at
*1807:26, before which the new program must have long begun. No
modulation audible until weakly at 1811:06, undermodulated talk. So
the startup situation at this secret site is worse than ever... (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6933-USB, April 20 at 0148, pirate hard rock music
S5-S8, 0152 DJ talk over music, sounds like ``Yes, I Am Radio`` and
something about country, fake Russian accent. Other logs of it:

Big Badfish Al, Central Pennsylvania: ``I AM RADIO 6933.13 USB 0112
UTC 20 April 2021 « on: Today at 01:15 » SINPO: 24222 - heard mixing
into Sycko Radio. 0112 - I AM RADIO something about wicker basket for
Frank Bali repeated over and over.``
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80518.0.html

refmo, Northeast Kentucky: ``Re: UNID 6933 USB 2319 UTC 19 Apr 2021
« Reply #7 on: Today at 00:10 »
S5 @ 0010 with something slightly resembling music.
0024 - Shazam says " Mr. Wobble Drop Killa" Ganja White Night
0105 - still the same station?? "We Are" by Thousand Foot Krutch
0109 - OM with Russian accent saying 'here is I am Radio'
0112 - OM again with ' I come to country in wicker basket across
ocean', over a Tool tune``
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80516.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6970-AM, April 20 at 0149, JBA talk S4-S5, probably
the Fox News Channel relay as IDed before; 0220 S7-S9 but only equal
to noise level, undermodulated. 0536 still JBA carrier. Strangely, no
logs now or recently of this in HFU (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.9-AM, April 20 at 2217, JBA carrier, smax of a
pirate. Per HFUnderground, R Free Euphoria was on 6925.30 until 2201*;
but yesterday on 6924.9-AM was another unID until 2305* (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Re report about the OKC bombing, correxion, it was 26,
not 36 years go (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, April 20 at 2215, JBA carrier from REE failing to
reach deep N America when it would have been in English if this were
not a day starting with T or S; 15520 slightly better, BA carrier;
11940 S9-S6 would have to serve offside from S America beam (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 20 at 2215, zero signal from VOT English to N
America even tho there is no signal either from the RTTY. Something`s
always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 18157.5-USB, April 20 at 1834, W3FF in the ``17-meter
activity group``, and QSYing too check 21283 for 5 minutes. So do I,
and do hear a K4STU calling a W6, nothing more, the OSOB. Nothing yet
on the 10m beacon-band 28.2+ MHz. QRZ.com:

W3FF USA flag USA, BUDD L DRUMMOND, REDDING, CA 96002 USA

I was wondering why he mentioned Redding several times.

``Hello from Northern California --- Budd here. Watch for me almost
every day at 1745 UT on 18157.5 kHz. Free signal reports from Northern
California. At about 1830, we move up to 21280 + or - QRM to promote
activity on 15 Meters. These are the Activity Groups. There is no roll
call. If you hear one of the many stations on frequency, simply break
in with your call sign, and you will be most welcome to see if any of
the dozens of stations on frequency daily can hear you from your
location. WE HAVE CORE STATIONS LISTENING FOR CALLERS.``

K4STU USA flag USA, STUART A NEUBERGER, WINTER HAVEN, FL 33884
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2082 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 Chuck Ermatinger, Eureka MO, twice via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com --- Not necessarily in US funds

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 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1329.030 kHz, April 20 at 0556 UT, almost-1-kHz het
below 1330.0 stations, measured here. Nothing anywhere nearly that low
in mwoffsets. Not, of course, a region 1/3 9-kHz channel. Fades a bit
so unseems local device (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0000 UT April 21, 2021


Glenn Hauser logs April 19, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 6070-, April 19 at 0521, CFRX is on and good with talkshow,
tho missing a few hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, April 19 at 0521, RHC English resuming the humbuzz
which on 49m infests this frequency only, but not always. Ho hum,
something`s always wrong at RHC but this time I don`t bother to
compare to the rest (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13767 & 13633 approx., Apr 19 at 1356, weak spurblobs out of
13700-AM RHC but no program audio, just some F# tone; second-orders 2
x 67 kHz intervals are barely detectable circa 13567, 13833.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15230, April 19 at 2201, S9-S7 of dead air from RHC; 15370
achieves S9/+20 of a discurso naming names, presumably good Commies,
applause after each. 11950 is also dead air at 2211, S7/9+10. 11760
also with discurso, only S5-S8 with hum. 11850 missing so I hear
something else: see GERMANY [non]. Somethings` always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 9880, April 19 at 2218, S6-S9 with flutter in
stilted Spanish? No, scheduled as Esperanto from CRI to S America via
Kashgar, land of ChiCom imperialist persecution and genocide against
Uyghurs and other Moslems (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY [non]. 11850, April 19 at 2211, checking for RHC but it`s
absent, instead the Deutsche Welle IS! How forlorn, brothers seeking
brothers past 2224 with no response, let alone schwisters. VP signal
S3-S0 with flutter, but unmistakable. 11850 happens to be a DW
frequency for three daily broadcasts in Hausa, one ending at 1900, the
next not until 0630. One thing for sure, if it`s DW, it can`t be
transmitted from Germany`s last major SW site, Nauen; these are
scheduled via ISSoudun where maybe they forgot to turn it off 3+ hours
ago? Or QRX for latest flap about Euro football? Or maybe a very late
silly ball game after midnight, which seems to be the main purpose of
one of two languages remaining from DW on KW; the other? Amharic
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ITALY [and non]. 7290, Monday April 19 at 1758, I`m checking IRRS
via UTwente SDR to see how it`s doing in the timeslot from which WOR
was bumped to Saturday. Weak carrier seems to be on, but CNR is still
audible past 1802, when I conclude IRRS is not on at all. It does cut
on at *1807:26, after which the new program must have long begun. No
modulation audible until weakly at 1811:06, undermodulated talk. So
the startup situation at this secret site is worse than ever.

IRRS sked now shows for Monday 2000-2100 CET: ``EGR - Gospel4Grampian
Radio``, per its own website, outgrowth of a mere podcast. Grampian is
a region in NE Scotland around Aberdeen. Occupies the whole hour, so
Shortwave Report is also replaced. By 1833 recheck, modulation has
improved to readable, if one cared to.

Alfredo Cotroneo of IRRS assures me that the schedule has been fixed
so WOR will appear: Fri 2030 UT on 594+webcast; Sat 1801 on 7290, 594
and webcast; Sat 2334 on webcast only; and presumably still Sunday
2000 on 594+webcast as I confirmed April 18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. April 19 is the 36th anniversary of the domestic
terrorist bombing of OKC; as always, the local TV stations are
covering the commemoration ceremony live from the Memorial, but I find
that KOSU is running its own documentary, from 6 years ago:

``That April Morning: The Oklahoma City Bombing
By KGOU & KOSU & THE OKLAHOMA PUBLIC MEDIA EXCHANGE • APR 17, 2015
The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
BRIAN HARDZINSKI / KGOU
53:00 Listen to KGOU and KOSU's documentary "That April Morning: The
Oklahoma City Bombing." [or read script with sound bites]

The bomb that destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in
downtown Oklahoma City killed 168 people - including 19 children. It
injured hundreds more, and forever shaped the community.

April 19, 1995 started as an idyllic spring morning - clear skies,
calm winds - better than most Wednesdays during the state’s
usually-turbulent severe weather season. Nothing seemed out of the
ordinary. Workers showed up to their jobs, and went about their
regular routines. That all changed at 9:02 a.m...``
https://www.kosu.org/post/april-morning-oklahoma-city-bombing
(Glenn Hauser, ex-OKC, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, April 19 circa 2125 via NA5B KiwiSDR in Maryland, REE
audible but less than S9, while 15520 & 11940 tho not for us, are much
better S9. K-index is 4.

By token English, Monday at 2200, a general news review in some
detail, direct to here, 17855 & 15520 are totally inaudible; 11940
fair S8-S3 with splash from 11930 OCB, and 11685 also audible vs RTTY
from 11687.5 NAU Puerto Rico (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 19 at 2200, with K-index of 4, trace of VOT on
the air but totally buried under S9+20 of RTTY from NSS, and notching
cannot help (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ZAMBIA. 5915, April 19 at 0518, weak music with no QRM; could it be
ZNBC Radio 1 this late? Yes, barely, Lusaka LSR was 0415, and nothing
else scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0007 UT April 20


Glenn Hauser logs April 18-19, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 6070-, April 19 at 0326, no signal from CFRX, into Virginia
remote, as Richard Langley noted a semihour ago in NB (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, April 19 at 0055, weak S3-S4 pirate with
hard rock, some ACI from the 2-way on 6935-LSB, see UNID. 0101 DJ with
reverb, after Wolfman Jack? Makes him hard to understand, but gives an
ID and email. Again at 0106; 0113 ``mad man at the microphone``. Still
at 0144; off by 0153 recheck. Only 5 logs here say it`s SyckO Radio:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80492.0.html
Someone told me it`s pronounced like ``psycho`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 18 at 2248, confirmed VOT English to us was on
the air today, now signing off and into IS, gone by 2253. No RTTY this
late (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2082 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
April 18 at 2000 on IRRS via Challenger Radio, 594, Italy, via KiwiSDR
remote at Noale.

Also confirmed Sunday April 18 at 2200 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6159.916,
at NA5B remote in MD. Tuned in earlier, *2155 with WBCQ IS & ID loop,
while A51 webcast ran ``SPAM`` by Monty Python, but they merged by
2200 in time for WOR heard on both.

Also confirmed Sun Apr 18 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, good to Virginia SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 19 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct.

Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 19 at 0230 on WRMIs: 7780 S5-S8 and 5800 VG
S9+20/10 direct. 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 Chuck Ermatinger, Eureka MO, twice via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com --- Not necessarily in US funds

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 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9395, April 18 at 2300, WRMI with ``Radio Lavalamp``, VG
into VA/MD remote somewhat offbeam. A special booking no one asked me
to publicize but did so anyway on WOR 2082 which happened to be airing
at the same time on WRMI 7780. Mostly music, few announcements, one at
2318, another at 2334 asking for reports to be eQSLed, but gave email
only once and could not copy it accurately. Again at 2351 but
uncopied. Publicity described music genre as ``Ethereal``, sort of
like MFTHOS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5970, April 19 at 0146, RCM, WEWN is OFF, leaving pulse
jamming bleed from 5980. Then I check 9385 WEWN English and it`s also
OFF. Storm over Vandiver/Irondale/Birmingham? No, Blitzortung shows no
lightning closer than central Florida. By 0226, 9385 is back on but
5970 still off. And 5970 still off at 0325 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 5076 & 5094, April 19 at at 0150, pulse jamming
noise peaking 8-9 kHz on both sides of 5085 WTWW-2. Much like that
emanating from Cuban jamming frequencies such as 5980, 6030, but
strange to hear circa WTWW. Possibly own transmitter artifact? The
usual JBA parasitic spur carriers are still there separately circa
5072 & 5098 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Non-thoro quick spin thru MW for JBA Trans-Atlantic
carriers, April 19 at 0222 UT finds: 684, 774(2), 855(2), 1125,
1134(2), mostly fitting Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6935-LSB, April 19 at 0053, lengthy 2-way conversation
QRMing pirate on 6930-USB. Intonation sounds Brazilian, but don`t
understand the words, language unknown (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0410 UT April 19


Glenn Hauser logs April 18, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 13838, 13769; 13636, 13562, 13490, all very approx. centers
of spurblobs mostly with F# tone, out of RHC 13700-AM, April 18 at
1408, ranging from 64 to 72 kHz intervals; but also not fitting the
sequence circa 13668, 13596, roughly halfway between the others.
Another check at 1438: 13556, 13628, 13772, 13844 vs WWCR = 72 kHz
intervals. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9, April 18 at 0601, no signal from VON, so the
two-night run is over (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9460.005, April 18 at 1845, Turkish music, S4-S8, as TRT
scheduled 1500-2058. Hardly anything else from EurAsia audible on this
or other bands. So they can do it, but what about 9830 for English at
2200, missing the past two days at least? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2082 monitoring; next:

2000 UT Sunday IRRS via Challenger Radio, Italy, MW 594
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 Chuck Ermatinger, Eureka MO, twice via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com --- Not necessarily in US funds

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 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU [and non]. 7260, April 18 at 0542, JBA carrier probably R.
Vanuatu; but overshadowed by stronger carrier on 7261 -- that could
just be a ham instead of LSB. At 0558 I`m QRX for next frequency 11835
to pop on, 3945 X 3, and so it does at *0559:45, but it`s also only
JBA carrier tonight; NZ has also just started 11725 which is weaker
than usual, only S4-S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1926 UT April 18


Glenn Hauser logs April 17-18, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, April 18 at 0004, S9+20 pirate music in
``Boogie-woogie Country Girl``, 0005 segué to ``This Little Girl`s
Gonna Rockin``` --- bet it`s Wolverine Radio this time on a theme of
songs about girls; should be plenty of those! Yup, 0034.5 check,
Wolverine Radio ID; still going at 0101. Many more logs here with
playlists, SSTV IDs:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80432.0.html
with famous portrait of a girl:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girl_with_a_Pearl_Earring
``Girl with a Pearl Earring (Dutch: Meisje met de parel) is an oil
painting by Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer dated c. 1665``
--- makes very interesting further reading. Someone might now want to
add that she has been immortalised as a Wolverine Radio SSTV QSL.
Sure hope she`s P.D. by now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, April 18 at 0243 UT, still a pirate here,
sounds as strong as Wolverine, S9+20, same transmitter? These say
Drunken DJ Radio took over at 0115 and posting requests here:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80432.15.html
0259 ID as Drunken DJ Radio, asking for requests, and refers to
earlier Wolverine broadcast. Then ``8 Miles Hi`` by The Birds. BTW,
this has a much better signal than Area 51 on WBCQ, q.v. at USA, and
no RHC QRM! At 0307 I notice that switching to 6950-LSB, instead of
zero, I get residual audio, only the bass-line of the music, rather
than full fidelity on USB! Not sure if this be transmitter anomaly or
receiver, but with straight-up passband equally between LSB and USB,
and not noticed such on other SSB signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Sat Apr 17 at 2023, REE is a JBA carrier to North
America amid G1 storming and K-index of 3. 15520 backwards manages
only S3-S5 at 2027, but somewhat readable, a lot better in comparison.
At this hour, REE would have a much better chance of reaching us on 13
or 11 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, Apr 17 at 2222, again no signal from VOT English to
us, just RTTY clatter. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2082 monitoring: Richard Langley
reports about Saturday at 1300: ``Terrible reception on 15770 kHz here
in NB today (17 April) but I could get a few snippets of good audio
occasionally. So it is confirmed. I was recording the frequency for
Shortwave Radiogram hoping to get good images from the 200th edition
of the program. Not this time. Don't know if the poor reception was
due to the aftermath of the geomagnetic storm earlier in the day or
something else.``

Not confirmed on IRRS 7290, supposed to be Sat Apr 17 at 1801: via
UTwente, as usual modulation cuts on late at 1800:26 with Feature
Story News, not just headlines, 1803:46 music not WOR and later a YL
preacher. There may be a problem with automation scheduling system.

Confirmed Sat Apr 17 from 1952:06 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, VG via
nearby remote.

Next IRRS broadcast scheduled for webcast only Saturday at 2330.
https://www.nexus.org/mp3/
As last week, starts with Feature Story News - week in review. But
after another ID, WOR 2082 does start at 2334. Yet fades to black at
2400 as I am talking about WBCQ 13570/9330; back for a few words about
WHAM, then replaced by classical piano music fill. FYI: a 29:00 minute
program will not fit into a 26-minute slot: either let it run another
3 minutes, please, or ditch the news review before it.

Also confirmed UT Sunday April 18 from 0331 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO,
direct at S9+20 but not overcoming high noise level. 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
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 Chuck Ermatinger, Eureka MO, twice via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com --- Not necessarily in US funds

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 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5850, UT Sun Apr 18 at 0100-0200, `Encore` classical music
hour from R. Tumbril via WRMI. A great mixture of familiar and
unfamiliar pieces. Try to hear it now every week when reception is
best across America; if not, 25 hours later UT Mon at 0200 on 5950.
The 5850 broadcast is also on // 7780 not so good here but to the NE
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 6159.93, UT Sun April 18, Area 51 via WBCQ is only S7, even
tuned to LSB where the splash from 6165 RHC hits S9. Program just
ending is `Great Lakes Radio Conspiracy`. Checking this after pirate
on 6950-USB/LSB which has a *much* better signal, and NO QRM. At this
hour, there is NOTHING on 6155, 6150, 6145, or 6140. But since RHC
could jump to 6145 at will, the safest place for WBCQ would be 6155.
Unfortunately, US SW stations are not accustomed to addressing QRM
problems so rapidly, if ever (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15825, Apr 17 at 1925, WWCR-1 is S9+ tnx to sporadic E,
reinforcing its squeal. Similar megameter-away 15610, WEWN is also S9,
both much better than normal. 13845 WWCR-3 is also boosted to S9+25,
the SSOB. Nothing much on 17 MHz except 17530 VOA, but I had just
heard hams in FL and VA JBA on 18140-USB. Can hardly wait for Es MUF
to surpass 88 MHz this spring/summer. Or even 28.3+ MHz for hambeacons
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0407 UT April 18


Glenn Hauser logs April +17, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. My April 16 6100 item wrote EHC instead of RHC; repair (gh)

** U S A. The second graf of my WBCQ/AAAWWW report started with a
mistime, 0109 instead of 0009 UT. Please correct if quoting (gh)

==========

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, Sat Apr 17 at 1437 tune-in via CX8BIT
remote, LRA36 is on with music at S5-S6; weaker S3-S4 into Campo,
Brasil, but better S/N so stay on it there: here`s one station not
carrying Prince Philip`s funeral! 1440 OM ID as ``Nacional Antártida
Argentina, en todo el país, la radio pública`` and music; 1451 same ID
by YL; 1457 RNASG/LRA36 ID and talk, still past 1510; long chronology
of scientific, literary events from at least 1945y onwards, a
`this-day-in-history` feature? Little if anything to do with Antda.
Why don`t they tell us about their scientific research, if any?

Finally ID with e-mail, URL, FB contact info; and frequencies 15476,
FM 96.7 at Esperanza Base. 1517 music; 1520 ID, music; 1523.5 another
LRA36 ID, music past 1530. 1532 contact info again. 1534 a song.
1537.5 ID and talk, ID for 15476.

1538 re-start as if signing on in Spanish, German, English ---.
Antártida song until 1542. 1550 different song, 1554.5 radio pública
ID, etc., etc., more songs past 1612. 1630 contact info. 1633 about
1982 Malvinas war anniversary. Were Antarctic bases somehow involved?
S Sandwiches were conquered and then lost. It lasted 10 weeks from 2
April, so we have 8 more weeks of commemoration? Lots more objective
history here, including which side other countries supported:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falklands_War
By 1640 it`s S1-S3 into Brasília #1 SDR, but quite readable, more
Malvinas recollexions. 1708 still going later than usual, contact info
and 1711 closing with Antda song, ID to 1713 when it ``signs-on`` yet
again in Spanish, German, English; and fourth language, maybe Russian
but most of the bit is pronouncing the names in Spanish anyway. 1716
Antda song *again*, welcoming us to another Wednesday program in the
2021 series, and *again* going over the Malvinas war and its
aftermath. Still2 going past 1745.

BTW, I did not get it checked on Wed Apr 14 morning when LRA36 was
probably on, but no other reports of it then (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, April 17 at 0556, this RHC is S9+20 of dead air in
English except for some squeal. 6165 is also S9/+20 but modulating
somewhat underly. 6060 is S9+30 without humbuzz. 6000 equal. 5040 off.
By 0622, only 6100 squeal and 6165 remain. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13630, April 17 at 1420, weak spurblob out of 13700-AM RHC
which is only S8-S9. Cannot be sure of a match around 13770, and the
Part 15 pulsers on 13560 are unimpeded. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9+, April 17 at 0603, VON on here for second day,
S9+20. I was not noticing it just before 0600 when concentrating on
adjacent 7260 for Vanuatu, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, April 17 at 1424, REE early start on Sat, but N
American frequency is only JBA over total-day path (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2082 monitoring: missed checking
Sat Apr 17 at 1300 on WRMI 15770; anyone hear it?

Confirmed Sat Apr 17 after 1600 on WRN webcast. Next:

1801 UT Saturday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy [ex-Mon 1801]
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 Chuck Ermatinger, Eureka MO, twice via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com --- Not necessarily in US funds

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 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5010, April 17 at 0617, S9+10/20 open carrier. Surely it`s
WRMI-14, which is supposed to quit at 0430, except Sun & Mon to 0600
but this is Sat. Like 5800 WRMI-10 sometimes shows up carriering this
late at night, but not now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, April 17 at 0557, JBA presumed R. Vanuatu X1 about
to QSY? Nothing yet on X3 11835. 7260 cuts off at 0559:05*, and in the
few seconds it takes me to retune to 11835, that frequency is already
activated by 0559:25, with much better S4-S9 signal, continuous YL
Bislama talk, and no news theme heard. 3945 X2 on 7890 is JBA carrier;
X4 on 15780 unheard yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4738-4744, April 17 at 0612, some kind of utehash over
this range, no central carrier; first sounds somewhat musical, as if a
pirate, but can`t get it to resolve anywhere by USB or LSB tuning.
Strong S9+10, nonesuch heard before, atop CODAR swishes. Probably US
military (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1750 UT April 17


Glenn Hauser logs April 16-17, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. Correcting previous log, 9475-9505, not 9465-9505; fixed:
9475-9505, April 16 at 0113, jamming against 9490 is splattering
plus/minus 15 kHz; but on 9490 itself, R. República via RMI via FRANCE
is overcoming it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, April 16 at 0612, EHC English is S9 but JBM here, while
6060 is S9+20/30 with good modulation for a change; and 5040, 6000,
and even 6165 are OFF. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13839 S2-S3, 13769 S3; source 13700-AM S9/+10; 13630, 13560
losing out to local Part 15 pulsing, April 16 at 1420, FMish spurblobs
of music with F# tones at ~70 kHz intervals. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, April 16 at 1855, no signal from RHC, but *1856 open
carrier cut on with hum, S9+5; 1901 English overmodulated with hum.
Something`s always wrong at RHC. 15140 supposed to be on continuously
since 1100 per EiBi, with Kriyol at 1830. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 15300, April 16 at 1855, Horn-of-Africa music at S0-S3, so
figured it would be something other than RFI in French as listed
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.936, April 16 at 0606, VON in Hausa, S8/S9+10.
Surprise, back here after long absence, always off-frequency-minus,
after presumably having stayed on 11769.92, where especially at this
hour we are lucky even to hear a JBA carrier. On Feb 4 at 0703 I first
reported 11770- instead of 7255-, and no logs of the latter, since.
But at 1858 April 16 I have presumed VON circa 11769.9, S3-S6,
undermodulated? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, April 16 at 2346, pirate with steady S9 of
rock; 2347 ``and now New Jersey by request, is that right?`` April 17
at 0002, ``WTF Radio Worldwide``. Many more logs here:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80373.0.html
Is playing songs about each state in alfabetical order (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 338-MCW kHz, April 16 at 1416 UT, NDB TU, which is 30
watts from Tulsa; I was tuned to 336-USB. Despite proximity on
groundwave, seldom heard at night. Last logged January 1, also about
same hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, April 16 at 1851, REE is S6-S8 about a Bach partita;
this early, better than 15520 and 11940, both S3-S7. 17855 is the OSOB
except for JBA carrier on 17530 which would be VOA Ascension. But
Grimesland or other sites at other times.

At 2132, 17855 even better, S8/S9+10 // 11940 S7-S9, but not // 15520
S7-S9 which has split off into Arabic. This sked shows no such Arabic:

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/radio-exterior-de-espana_12.html
But WRTH 2021 had B-20 Arabic at 2230 M-F on E-Hemisphere frequencies,
which would now have shifted to 2130.

Despite K index of 5 amid G1 storm per WWV as of 2100!

At 2200 I`m on computer so bring up the NA5B KiwiSDR in Washington DC
area, revealed on its map as axually in Maryland between Gaithersburg
and Leesburg VA. Flags above the waterfall denote four Radio Australia
frequencies on 16m! Slightly outdated, including good ol` 17795, sigh.
Anyhow this is still getting 17855 VG at S9+25! Two REE features in
English: first, for April 16, World Voice Day, with Justin Coe; see
http://world-voice-day.org
and from 2211, European Space Agency agenda 2025, with Alison Hughes.
A quick check of my own rx at 2225 finds 17855 faded down to JBA in
the noise; back to NA5B for concluding song, ``Voice`` by Moody Blues
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 16 at 2159 and 2212, nothing but RTTY clatter
into NA5B WDC remote, VOT English to us AWOL. Something`s always
erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2082 monitoring: NOT confirmed at
2055 April 16 the scheduled Friday 2030 airing on IRRS Challenger
Radio, 594 kHz, Villa Estense, Italy; instead via nearby Noale remote
in Italy, and NEXUS-IBA webcast, a couple of guys conversing, but cut
off before any program name, for IRRS ID, and not off the air at 2100
yet; 2105 music, finally cut off at 2111.5*. I had confirmed WOR last
week at 2030. I see WOR is still on IRRS Friday 22:30 CET schedule. So
what happened, a change already? Next:

1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1801 UT Saturday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy [ex-Mon 1801]
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 Chuck Ermatinger, Eureka MO, twice via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com --- Not necessarily in US funds

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 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7489.95 &/or 6159.925 approx., UT Sat April 17 at 0003, the
WBCQs with `AAAWWW` underway, Allan saying that 6160 is not on air
with show tonight. Yes, it is, as I check it immediately, running a
few seconds behind 7. Larry Will soon calls to say he just fixed it
and now has remote control of the 6160 transmitter.

0109 lw mentions possible QRM from Iran on 6160 with special Ramadan
broadcast [none audible here tonight, sked 2253-2420 southward in
Arabic] and also Cuba irregularly [splash from 6165 Cuba grows worse
during hour and still there with LSB tuning, so prefer 7490-. I had
pointed out to lw about Iran and that WBCQ should shift to 6155,
midway between the RHC alternatives.]

They say that this summer AW and Tim are going to get 3265 back on
air, changing transmitters around. 0012 Larry off and annoying Freddie
caller immediately replaces him.

[I`ve also just heard directly from Larry: ``Allan and Timtron are
going to be doing some work this summer to bring back 3265 KHz on one
of the big classic WBCQ transmitters, so we may be splitting the Area
51 blocks between 6160 and 3265 with the latter frequency being used
later in the evening. That will give us some more flexibility for
programs such as WOR. I'll be working with them to determine the
optimal frequency/times for our services. Regards, Lw``]

Next topix: billions of robocalls to avoid, and internet scams. Jibe
at Pres. Biden as if he were dumb enough to fall for them. A couple
times including 0019 there is background noise QRMing Allan he does
not seem to be aware of; from phone line?

0022, finally datestamped as 16th of April, YOOL 2021. Refers to
something accusing CNN of being anti-Trump, pro-Biden. Next topic,
reminiscing about the vinyl record era and then reel-to-reel tapes,
how they are both making a comeback for audiophiles. He was about to
read a Radio World article about that, but never got to it. Angela has
hardly a chance to say anything tonight, but plugs a far-right
extremist website.

On March 13 a Maine documentary crew, FSK? Produxions, was at the
SuperStation, and now a 31-minute video about how it came to be is on
youtube if you search on WBCQ 9330. It`s somewhat technical. ``Still
has a few bugs.``

0048, starts to read some Free Radio Weekly items, but interrupted by
a call from someone allegedly in Paris about how locked-down they are
in France. 0052 back to FRW, reads a few pirate names and frequencies,
no further details, so he can plug for them to buy time on WBCQ
instead and avoid illegality.

0056, third call by Freddie interrupting. 0058, Allan calls `BCQ ``Big
Balls Broadcasting``, and right into closing prayer, thanking a god
for electrons. 0100 into music repeating, theme of Hal Turner? and he
starts by 0101 mentioning KYAH in Utah [a station which would like to
air WOR; but night power is 13 watts]. John Carver`s version:

``Tonight's show started on time on 7490 and several minutes later on
6160. Allan and Angela in the studio. Allan starts off reading an
article but phone call at 0005 from Larry Will stating that he was
able to get the 6160 transmitter started remotely. While talking to
Larry, Allan stated that this summer they would be broadcasting late
night on 3265.

Phone call at 0012 from Freddie. Talk is about robo calls, then into
talk about scammers. Allan states that Angela is half naked in the
studio.

Finally back to the article he had started earlier concerning the
admission that CNN had used propaganda and propaganda methods to help
get rid of Trump. Then into the merits of vinyl as opposed to tape.
Allan mentions that a documentary about the superstation has been
posted on YouTube. Mainly concerned with the building of the station.
Allan says to search for WBCQ 9330. Freddie back on the phone at 0046
asking for a link to the video. Phone call at 0048 from a gentleman in
France bemoaning that they still have a curfew at night because of
Covid.

Reading of emails at 0052 which begins with a scan of the newest Free
Radio Weekly. Freddie back on the phone at 0056 to explain a picture
that he had just emailed them. Closing prayer at 0059. Then closing
comments cut off mid sentence at 0100 and then back to the last
sentence of the closing talk which was repeated, into music and then
into Hal Turner. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, April 16 at 0520, JBA carrier, probably R. Vanuatu.
I`ve never had a good log of it on this fundamental, unlike the

11835 harmonic3, where there is nothing yet; but at 0604, 11835 is on
with talk, S4-S7, and 7890 harmonic2 a JBA carrier. This implies that
7260 switch to 3945 circa 0600, as Ron Howard has observed (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR) see also NIGERIA

This report dispatched at 0228 UT April 17


Glenn Hauser logs April 15-16, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 11850, April 16 at 0108, RHC Spanish is sup-torted, while
11760 is merely under-modulated; 11670 is off; but 13740 is VG and the
OSOB. Something`s always wrong at RHC. At least, neither 11850 nor
13740 is in English tonight like before (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9465-9505, April 16 at 0113, jamming against 9490 is
splattering plus/minus 15 kHz; but on 9490 itself, R. República via
RMI via FRANCE is overcoming it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6165, April 16 at 0250, RHC English is JBM here, much louder
on 6000, with COVID-19 advisory. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6970-AM, April 16 at 0120, emphatic talk at S6-S7,
probably the pirate relay of Fox News Channel, but not synchronized
and can`t stand to watch Cable 48 more than a few seconds at a time,
during Hannity. By 0128 is too weak anyway but still on past 0203.
Strangely, no reports of this at HFU, like the last time I heard it
after 0600. There is a report of it at FRN:
http://www.frn.net/vines/read.php?5,8924,8924#msg-8924
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, April 16 at 0121, hard talk/rock, maybe in
a loop, deliberately distorted with hard background noise. Then
slightly more intelligible dialog, 0127 song. Off at 0203 recheck.
Other reports of this mashup:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80341.0.html
Maybe Big Badfish Al in Central Pennsylvania explain it?:
``Captain Black Baerd {syc} Radio/Sycko R. 5130 USB was 6935 USB 0115
UTC 16 April 2021, SIO: 444 in CT. 0125 - A mixture of radio stations
overdub and some electric. Thank you Captain Blackbeard and DJ Sycko
for relaying his station`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 341-MCW kHz, April 16 at 0244 UT, Enid`s NDB, EI, is gone
again. Algo JBA probably DNI and/or OIN. Latest reactivation of EI was
only April 14 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, April 15 at 1805 & 1825, no signal from REE N
American overfrequency, not propagating? No, I think it`s OFF, since
neighboring FRANCE manages a JBA carrier on neighboring 17850. But
Spain`s 15520 & 11920 are only JBA carriers. Richard Langley, NB, also
thinx 17855 was off today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2082 contents: Alaska, Andorra non,
Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba and non, Eritrea non,
France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan non, Kashmir,
Lithuania, Mali, Myanmar and non, New Zealand, North America, Perú,
Romania, South Carolina non, Spain, Thailand, UK, USA, Vanuatu,
Venezuela, Vietnam; propagation outlook

WOR 2082 is available as of 2343 UT Thursday April 15, 2021
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2082.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2082.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
1801 UT Saturday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy [ex-Mon 1801]
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 Chuck Ermatinger, Eureka MO, twice via PayPal to
woradio at yahoo.com --- Not necessarily in US funds

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 broadcasts confirmed here UT Friday April 16 at 0130 on WRMIs:
7780 S9/+10; and 5850, S9+20/30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, April 16 at 0117, WRNO is S9+20 of dead air. Next
check at 0245, S9+30 manages to modulate some gospel music (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, April 16 at
0234-0240: 531(2), 576, 594, 621(2), 639(2), 657(2), *684, 711, 765,
*774(2), 828, 837, 855, 882(2), [NOT 891: Algeria off?], 909, 954,
963, 999, 1044, 1053, 1089, 1098(2), 1107(2), 1125(2), 1152, *1215(2),
1224, 1305(2), 1413, 1503, 1584(2). *strongest. (2) at least two
carriers beating (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

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

FRONTLINE | American Insurrection | Season 2021 | Episode 7 | PBS
https://www.pbs.org/video/american-insurrection-65qeoo/

This report dispatched at 0419 UT April 16


Glenn Hauser logs April 15,, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 6060, April 15 at 0627, RHC English with bigbuzz; 6100 & 6165
OK; 6000 & 5040 off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13420 vs RTTY, 13490, 13560 vs local Part 15 ISM pulsing,
13630; 13770, 13840, 13909, 13979-trace, April 15 at 1412, FMish
spurblobs with F# tone at ~70 kHz intervals, out of RHC 13700-AM which
is only S9-S7 and undermodulated during `Sonido Cubano` music. Not in
the order tuned. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** KIRITIMATI [and non]. 846 kHz, April 15 at 0600 UT, JBA carrier
again tonight, presumed R. Kiribati, Xmas Island; no TA carriers, but
another on 1098, likely another TP, Marshall Islands (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 341-MCW kHz, April 15 at 0610 UT, Enid NDB EI
is still on, alternating nicely with OIN Oberlin KS; almost same
periods but eventually will overlap (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU. 4752.468v, April 15 at 0024, R. Huanta 2000 presumed, again
tonight within 4 Hz of where it was SDR SAM-measured last night, via
TWR KiwiSDR, Boa Vista, Brasil, S8-S9 but VP unreadable, so with BFO I
just listen for the carrier to drop, which it does at 0028* (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 305-MCW kHz, April 15 at 0604 UT, NDBeacon RO, which is 150
watts from Roswell NM; I was tuned to 303-USB. Seldom heard, last
logged even later on Feb 19. Earlier tonight also had RYN Tucson on
338 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2081 monitoring: confirmed final repeat,
UT Thu Apr 15 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, S9/+10
into Bonaire SDR.

NEW WOR 2082 should be ready by early UT Fri Apr 16 for first
broadcasts on WRMIs 5850 to NW and 7780 to NE (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Chris Gay, KU4A, notified the WOR iogroup at 0117 UT April
15: ``840, WHAS's Facebook page says they will go off the air at 11 PM
EDT tonight (0300 UTC 15 April) for "several hours" of maintenance. A
great chance to DX the frequency, especially for people like me who
are only 80 miles from their transmitter.``

An amplified compendium of my replies:

At 0301, WHAS still on with ABC news, 0302-0304+ own news; heavy 5 Hz
SAH from KVJY, normally audible with WHAS nulled. Night pattern with 1
kW is supposedly fat cardioid toward SW, protecting WHAS to NE, and
with very little signal due north toward me:
https://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/amq?list=0&facid=64629

Well, WHAS still haven`t gone off by 0321 UT. O, just cut off rudely
at 0323 uncovering KVJY Spanish praise music. What else? CMHW Cuba
should be heard.

At 0330, KVJY ID as ``R. Aléluya, 1600 Pasadena Blvd., Pasadena,
Tejas``.

With WHAS off, 1.6 Hz SAH between KVJY and something.
Streaming linx for comparison

https://radioaleluya.org/
https://www.cmhw.cu/

Listening to CMHW webcast, ``s/off`` and Cuban NA by 0400 -- but
continues with ``W Santa Clara, en el centro de Cuba`` --- and
``informativo de CMHW...``

The major other UStation on 840 is news/talk KXNT Las Vegas NV, 25 kW
but major lobes to north and SSW.

At 0400, KVJY, Pharr, Texas, brief legal ID in English. Pharr is far
from Houston, but apparently programmed from HQ. Webpage has listen
linx to it and 3 other sibling stations, so not simulcasting?

And WHAS, 5 Hz SAH cut back on by *0416. Off again by 0422*. WHAS on
again for a few seconds at *0424 - etc., etc.? Not listening closely
after that, but WHAS back on to stay by 0500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU [and non]. 11835, April 15 at 0626, 3 x 3945 R. Vanuatu
with talk in Bislama, S5-S6 better than usual; also JBA on 7890 = 2 x
3945. No sign of co-channel China on 11835. At 0632, NZ inbooming
S9+10/20 on 11725 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2182-USB, April 15 at 0613 UT, YL making a call, no
reply heard. I bandscan across here every night, but hardly ever hear
anything on this once-major calling/distress channel. Must stop and
sit on it for longtime (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1647 UT April 15


Glenn Hauser logs April 14, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA [and non]. 800 kHz, April 14 at 0606 UT, after hearing
Mexican NA probably XEROK, where it`s ``midnight``, English talkshow
giving phone 1-800-675-1010. Most likely CKLW Windsor, easily dominant
here despite KQCV and the other 800s at night; so suspect with a
network program originating at 1010 CFRB, Toronto. Anyone confirm?
Reverse phone lookups are extremely unhelpful. Both are now iHeart
stations with same show `Power Play` at 2 am, but websites show
different call-in numbers. There are 5 other Canadians on 800, the
others not listed as news/talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5025, April 14 at 0552, R. Rebelde is S9+20/30, just barely
modulated, minuscule improvement since my last check at 0109 of a
trace. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13912, 13841, 13771; 13629, 13559, 13489, 13418, 13348,
13268-trace, all wide and approx., April 14 at 1317, spurblobs out of
13700-AM RHC, with F# tones and in FM quiet audio on the closer ones,
approx 70-71 kHz intervals.

13981-trace, 13911, 13841, 13770; 13630, 13560, 13490, 13420,
13279-trace, April 14 at 1353, another survey finds them slightly
different averaging closer to 70 kHz. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, April 14 at 2223, this RHC is off while it should have
been in French; while 11950 is on early? By 2315-2317, 11880 is on
during English, merely S9, undermodulated during North American
weather outlook but fade down when name of Chief Meteorologist is
outroed. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KIRITIMATI. 846 kHz, April 14 at 0602, JBA carrier, in bandscan
going up from 531 kHz, now too late to hear anything from Europe,
until I get to 1215; but not too early to hear R. Kiribati in the UT
+14 zone equivalent to UT -10 plus a day. Really no other possibility
so I dare not to declare it unID tho I never get any audio (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 341-MCW kHz, April 14 at 0558 UT, Enid`s one and only ND
beacon, EI, is reactivated at Woodring Airport, 25 watts. Checking for
it nightly, not heard since March 26, when it showed briefly after
another silence since March 15. Now mixing with OIN, Oberlin, Kansas.
EI still on, alone and reconfirmed in daytime 2128 UT April 14. For
how long this time? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17614.986, April 14 at 1405, JBA carrier and also the
SSOB and OSOB, surely SRI/SBA, which used to be slightly offset to the
plus side, now varying more downward (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, April 14 at 2058, REE is JBA S2, but axually improves
later, N American frequency both on the air and propagating this late
for the first time in the A-21 season. By 2157 it`s S7-S8 and better
than 15520 now which was S5 an hour ago. 11940 is S5-S7 as token
Wednesday English starts at 2200. 11685 for Africa, normally the
worst, is now S6-S8. Justin Coe introduces: feature after some news
will be about the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Second
Republic in 1931y; and concluding about Catalan composer Federico
Mompou. First news by Alison is doubling of COVID-19 cases in Spain
due to a fourth wave caused by eased restrixions for Holy Week {DUH!).
17855 down to S7 by 2207, some fadeouts to 2210. At 2211, 15520 a JBA
carrier; 2212 about República 2 underway as I find 11940 best. By
2214, 17855 is almost gone. We shall hear how well it hold up as more
and more insolation brighten the North Atlantic path over the next
bimonth, with 17855 starting out at ``midnight`` local time for
English. Probability of sporadic E boosting it into further F2
refraxions is also going up but unreliable (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 14 at 2158, VOT IS vs RTTY, so is on today;
2205 during English news, careful `545 notching almost eliminates the
RTTY as variable bandwidth and passband also help audiblize it. But
TRT can hardly expect such capability at every receiver. Something`s
always awry at Ankara (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2081 monitoring: Richard Langley, NB,
confirms the 0230 UT Monday April 12 on WRMI 7780 but 5800 not
checked.

Confirmed here Wednesday April 14 at 2100 & 2200 the pileup of airings
late in the program week: at 2100, JBA on WRMI 7780; and ~20 seconds
later on WBCQ 7489.92v, S7-S8. Also confirmed at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S9
peaks but fades vs jamming. Next, and last:

0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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One may also contribute, by MO or check in US funds on a US bank to
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UNIDENTIFIED. 4905, April 14 at 0553, JBA carrier vs CODAR. Normally
hear nothing, sometimes RTTY. Certainly not Tibet at midday there,
leaving R. Relógio Federal, Brasil, which is sometimes reported but
not by me. IIRC despite the legacy timesignal name, it`s gospel-huxter
programming, the only other known possibility; unless another ute
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2350 UT April 14


Glenn Hauser logs April +13-14, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANDORRA [non]. More info on the R. Andorra tribute via AUSTRIA,
April 12 at 1700-2045 UT I heard on 6180 via UTwente SDR:

``And the presentator will be Max Lafontaine, former announcer
(1970-1972). A nice souvenir for people who were in Andorra for EDXC
2019 (Christian Ghibaudo, France, BDXC-UK news April 10 via BC-DX)``

``RADIO ANDORRA HIT PARADE. For those who haven't been able to listen
to the Monday night special broadcast, There is a podcast.

https://www.mixcloud.com/AquiRadioAndorra/hit-parade-radio-andorre-du-12-avril-1981/?fbclid=IwAR0srWHBIWcjavu5PKcARdtzTXdKoOZUrzDMlpbfs12HQ0rJtElOWLwsvtk
(via Ghibaudo, April 13, BDXC-UK news)`` (via gh, WOR)

** CHINA [non]. 11895, April 13 at 0608, Chinese at S9, as RFA is
scheduled 0300-0700 via SAIPAN. Don`t think it be jammer as nothing
else on 25mb, besides 11725 NZ; not even 11835 Vanuatu/China (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR) See also CUBA

** CUBA. 6000, April 13 at 0559, RHC English is back on correct
frequency after stray to 5990 last night, now overpowering weak Mali
5995 properly from the plus side, as last hour repeat starts a bit
early into news already. Also on 6060 with some buzzes; 6100 with some
squeals; 6165 with some hum; and 5040 is off. Somethings` always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11980, April 14 at 0050. CRI English, S8 fading to S5 and
undermodulated, i.e. 2 x relay on 5990, confirmed by // on two
receivers. Someone else heard this recently but did not realize it
could be an harmonic, altho I have reported it a number of times
before. Not always audible, but something is always wrong at RadioCuba
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5025, April 14 at 0109, R. Rebelde is S9+30 of dead air, or
with a trace of modulation? Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13740, April 14 at 0113, surprise, RHC in English here,
supposedly only Spanish, S9+30 and better than // 6000 & 6165; and
it`s the 13 MHz OSOB. During weather outlook for all of North America,
including USA, Mexico, Central America, Cuba, temps in F&C, from
``Cuba`s Chief Meteorologist``, didn`t catch his name, who will be
back tomorrow. A new feature? Never encountered that before. Perhaps
trying to one-up Radio Martí, which has long provided Cuban weather
info from afar. But is English on 13740 another feed mixup, like when
once heard on 11850? (not now - still suptorted Spanish); an
experiment or an intentional summer improvement? Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU. Re my report of 4752: ``Looks like R. Huanta 2000. Website:
https://radiohuanta2000.com/ not as in WRTH with fm after
2000...``

Dr Hansjoerg Biener replies 13 April on the WOR iog: ``Peru: It is a
very difficult task to keep track of websites, e-mail addresses, phone
numbers etc. It seems that Huanta 2000 regained the rights for the
domain (note the copyright year 2021 for the design). According to my
files http://www.radiohuanta2000.com/ was used in 2016 but became
unavailable in 2017. It was then replaced by the domain
http://radiohuanta2000fm.com for about two years. In 2019 I noted that
the new "fm"-domain had expired, but I was unable to find any new
website``.

4752.464, hearing it again tonight via TWR KiwiSDRs Bonaire & Boa
Vista, Apr 13 from 2358 with music thru hourtop, mostly talk after
0009 April 14, S7 but unreadable with a lot of storm noise altho
Blitzortung shows very little lightning in northern S America, so
maybe from C America if not Oklahoma. Still past 0026 but gone at 0035
recheck; did not hear it cut off, but that was exactly when it did so
last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 7420, April 14 at 0057, RRI with music not // 7375 IS, so
separate programming unlike all-English last time I heard them. But
something`s wrong with the 7420 transmitter: altho quite strong, the
signal level is pulsing, more obvious on S-meter if I attenuate it; at
same time as the frequency wobbles slightly, revealed by BFO. 0100
break for RRI ID in Romanian, back to music but cuts off the air by
0101.5*. 7420 is Galbeni, supposed to run Romanian 0000-0157; 7375 is
Tsiganeshti, English until 0057, French as heard from 0100 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Apr 14 at 0051, S Asian music from SLBC, VP S8-S5
with flutter both vertically and horizontally, i.e. signal level and
signal frequency, Doppler effect on trans-polar route. A few years ago
this started circa 0115 with mistimesignals I would track (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2081 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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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 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, April 13 at 0609, no signal at all here from 3 x
3945 R Vanuatu, nor CNR2 as sked; suspect RV be absent, as still
getting Chinese on 11895 S9 from presumed Saipan (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6205.038, April 13 at 2356, ROCV with dance music, S8-S9
via TWR Boa Vista, Brasil SDR, distorted but stronger than TWR Bonaire
was getting it, and now S5-S6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7828-USB, April 14 at 0055, 2-way in Spanish, repeatedly
referring to Ecuador (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0239 UT April 14


FTIOM & UBMP, April 18-24

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, April 18-24:
This week, in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, we repeat a 2020 episode with special guest Harold López-Nussa.
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 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9 PM EDT 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 18-24:
In episode 213, thanks to some suggestions about musicians from our listener friend Jaouad Saber in Morocco, we present some excellent music from that country.
The transmissions take place:
1.Sunday 2200-2300 UTC (6:00PM -7:00 PM EDT) 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.
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 Aprill 12-13, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANDORRA [non]. 6180, R. Andorra tribute special via AUSTRIA,
continued from previous report starting at *1700 April 12:

Mostly unfamiliar pop songs in French, obviously from the 70s/80s. Tho
playlist includes half a dozen in English by big names, which I never
catch except for one I don`t recognize either, checking in
occasionally from 1730 to 2030. Also some long segments interviewing
DJ. Apparently a count-up rather than count-down, spoiler alert! Plays
leading songs in the Top 50 at first, and by 2000 UT working down into
the 40s, heading toward finale by 2045. At 2037, just in case, I check
it direct to here, but still too early, no signal (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, April 13 at 0254 UT, Canadian Coast Guard
robo-YL, not with marine weather but message about COVID-19 travel
restrixions against US vessels? entering Canadian waters. As usual,
hard to copy it clearly. Nothing on NL frequency 2598-USB now but
2749-USB would be VCS-21, one sesquikilowatt from Halifax starting at
0240; not listed as bilingual at dxinfocentre.com but switches to
robotic French at 0257.7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11850, April 13 at 0226, RHC is S8-S9, JBM so I can barely
decide it`s Spanish, instead of English which has shown here by
mistake before. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, S9+30, April 13 at 0233, and 6165, S9+20/30 both with
equally sufficient RHC English modulation for a change (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** PERU. Tnx to this tip on the WOR iog at 0017 UT April 13 from Lúcio
Otávio Bobrówiec, Brasil: ``Spanish talks on 4752 kHz seems a LA
station. 4764, Huanta 2000 silent for some 3 weeks. Congratulations
Glen! 73 Lucio, Brasil`` ---

Got it immediately at 0030 via Bonaire SDR on 4752.15 - Spanish with
reverb, live remote? Promoting a ``Casa de Campesinos``, --- ``aquí en
Perú`` --- with phone 940-99-77-28. Brief song, then mentions
Huamanga, another phone 996+. 0035 suddenly off leaving CODAR. Not on
4764 either. Looks like R. Huanta 2000. Website is:
https://radiohuanta2000.com/
not as in WRTH with fm after 2000. Audio en Vivo does not work. On
page are other phones starting with 933, 960. Tuned around but not
found on 4747 or elsewhere - just 4775 Tarma, and horrible spurs from
4765 Cuba about 4783 and 4747 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 11940, Monday April 12 at 2203, REE token English underway,
best here on SAm frequency as 17855 to NAm is not propagating at all,
or equally likely, off. 15520 JBA; 11685 is second best with no RTTY.
Alison Hughes with a few news stories: elexion in Ecuador with large
showing by indigenous write-in candidate; Israeli cyberattack on Iran
nuclear; Yemen vs Sa`udi Arabia; Myanmar; Gagarin in space
anniversary. Then another YL with feature on ``magical trio`` of art
musea in Madrid. By now 11940 is fading down; if NAm were still on
9690 it would remain loud & clear. 2224 Justin Coe concludes with a
Blues concert, something new in Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 12 at 2202, no RTTY to bother VOT in English,
but still no good, undermodulated on S9/S6 signal. Something`s always
erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6205.039v, April 13 at 0138, ROCV, poor only noisy S6-S7
into TWR Bonaire SDR, romantic music with loud noise bursts every few
seconds, which seem to be transmission or feed defect rather than QRM.
0143.5 Morse code ID cuts thru but barely readable talk including
``R-O-C-V``, back to vocal music. Still the same past 0208.

At 0235 I check 6205 direct to here: as usual ROCV achieves no more
than a JBA carrier --- but the noise bursts hit S8, *much* stronger
now, as loud as they were in Bonaire, while ROCV can`t surpass the
background noise level of S2-3. Therefore the bursts *are* external
QRM against poor ROCV, not its own defect. Further, I can now tell
that the noise is on LSB only, inaudible in USB.

At 0310, Bonaire is still running as I hear another ROCV ID in code
and voice go by, continuing VP with the noise bursts, also LSB only.
Maybe time for another QSY? Has ROCV been off? Last report of it I
find was April 4 by Manuel Méndez, Spain. I had not sought it lately;
my last log was April 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0348 UT April 13


Glenn Hauser logs April 11-12, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANDORRA [non]. 6180, April 12 at *1700, Moosbrunn on abruptly with
anthem? by band, ID as R. Andorra in Spanish, rock music,
French-speaking DJ. This is the much-publicized 40th anniversary
salute to a long-gone SW station, arranged by Christian Milling of
Germany`s shortwaveservice, who informs the WOR iog:

``Special program announcement: As some of you know, the legendary
Radio Andorra was taken off the air these days 40 years ago in 1981 by
the government. Some programs that were prepared couldn't be aired,
most of the material is lost. Luckily, the playlist of the last
planned hit-parade from April, 12th 1981 survived, thus it was never
broadcasted. 40 years later this will finally be done. Next Monday,
April, 12th 2021 at 17 UTC, exact 40 years later we will complete
history. The show will be hosted by a DJ that started his career in
Radio Andorra end of the 1970s. The program will be in French and
broadcasted via Moosbrunn on a steerable LogPer Antenna directed at
270° towards the centre of France. All French-speaking countries in
Europe should be covered in good quality.``

VG S9+40 signal at UTwente, and assumed zero signal direct at midday
here. This is to last 3 or maybe 4 hours today. 1741-1751 pause for
interview about the DJ and his subsequent career. Could not catch his
name, which was mentioned only once in advance discussion I have not
yet relocated.

There really should be some Catalan if not Spanish, English. Here`s
some Catalan with the playlist of 50+songs, found by roger:
https://www.bondia.ad/cultura/lultim-hit-parade-de-radio-andorra

My 1960 QSL card for R. Andorra, 5972, can be viewed, #14 & 15 at
http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html (Glenn Hauser, HBD 76, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [non?]. 11675, April 12 at 1504, S9-S7 in Chinese, then
music, definitely only one signal but this time it smax of RFA as
scheduled this hour only via SAIPAN, rather than of a CNR1 jammer
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11850, April 12 at 0132, RHC is S9/+10 of dead air, Spanish
or English? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5990, April 12 at 0536, undermodulated RHC English S9+30
instead of 6000! Presumably confused while 5990 is intentional earlier
for CRI relays at 23-01. Aoki shows both from Quivicán, but must be
separate units as both scheduled between 00 and 01. In any event, RHC
still gets Mali 5995 adjacented from one side or the other if after
0600.

Now at 0536 I check the other RHCs: 6060 S9+ same undermodulation, and
NO buzz for a change; 6100, S9+10/20 but undermod; 6165, S9+10/20 but
noisy. 5040, S9+20/30 even English. So here we have The Cuban Five all
in axion. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13490-trace, 13560 vs local ISM pulsing, 13630; 13769, 13839,
13909, 13979-trace, April 12 at 1419, FMish spurblobs but with no
program mod, just F# tones, out of 13700-AM RHC Spanish. Not in the
order tuned, at 69-70 kHz intervals. All gone by 1500. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [non?]. 9805.4-CW, April 12 at 1510, beepstrings much stronger
than residual jammer noise against OCB which is currently on 9805 only
at 10-13. They are continuous at steady rate of 100/minute but don`t
last a full minute between pauses. Individual strings last anywhere
from 22 to 35 to 57 beeps, per three different counts; and during each
string there is one out-of-step pause. These continue to be associated
with after-hours Cuban jamming frequencies, as recently heard near
11860, 11930, 13605. SAWA.

This also reminds me of the old Soviet jammers, which would ``ID`` by
two CW letters at least once a minute; the one which still stix in my
mind was ZG: --../--. Probably secret random coding, but now that
reminds me of Zhigulevsk, except Zh is not the same letter as Z.
I researched some websites about Soviet jamming, a few
mentioning the ID setup, but not ZG. But I digress (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2081 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
April 11 from 2000 UT on IRRS via Challenger Radio, Italy, 594 kHz, as
heard via nearby Noale KiwiSDR, S9+15 with Moroccan het on plus side
so tuned to LSB; also audible at UTwente, S9+10 but noisier, autonotch
deletes the het.

WOR 2081 also confirmed Sunday April 11 after 2200 on Area 51 webcast
--- but cannot find any modulation from WBCQ 6160, tho remote detects
the carrier, noisy at Rochester offset -92 Hz (while 7490 -66 Hz with
UBMP is OK). Here I measure it on 6159.91, carrier with no audio. By
2343 recheck via Rochester and Alexandria, now it`s musicking. Tsk2:
last week on A51 it was previous week`s WOR; this week no SW mod. At
0124 Apr 12 remeasured here on 6159.910.

Also confirmed Sunday April 11 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, S9+5/15 to
UTwente.

Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 12 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, good direct.

Missed checking Mon Apr 12 at 0230 on WRMIs 5800 & 7780; anyone?

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 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 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 3215, Apr 12 at 0546, WWCR is S9+20 of dead but noisy air
instead of TOMBS, now more apropos a monicker than ever. 4840 is OK
with oldtimeradio; 5890 with TOMBS like still on 5850 WRMI. I notice
that a lot of times now, they are playing BS attempting to sing,
sometimes lapsing into glossolalia. That must mean he`s divinely
inspired with godspeak! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED.13557.7-LSB, April 12 at 1417, 2-way in Spanish,
impinging into the ISM band (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1759 UT April 12


Glenn Hauser logs April +11, 2021

Glenn Hauser
 

** ALGERIA [non]. 13815, April 11 at 1822, S6-S7 Qur`an: RTA via
FRANCE, only thing ever on this frequency, this hour only per Aoki
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, reply to my report of no signal from
LRA36 when I checked after 1530 Wed April 7, but was heard earlier,
when? ``From: Giovanni Lorenzi --- Hi Glenn, the time of listening
LRA36 15476 kHz on April 7 was 1400-1530 UT: first I have used CX8BIT
SDR kiwi in Montevideo Uruguay with signal rating SINPO 35555 and
after SDR in Caruaru (Brazil) PY2PE and finally LU4EEC in Argentina
Buenos Aires with poor signal. 73 de Giovanni`` (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, April 11 at 0623, RHC English still with humbuzz, but
we have choices between the other two: 6100 good S9+20, 6165 same
level but less modulated. 6000 off already. Something`s always wrong
at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI. 13799.44v, April 11 at 1833, JBA carrier with trace of Arabic
talk, I can now confirm as spur out of S9+35/40 Bamako 13685 relay at
1830-1930 only of CRI, as heard yesterday on exactly the opposite side
of 13685, and again today. 13570-USB tuned in by 1828 on UTwente SDR,
nothing, but by 1830 I detect the het, and tho JBA carrier, get UTw AM
Synch to lock onto it at 13570.735, and it`s slowly drifting downward
by the Hz to 13570.700 as transmitter warms up. Fundamental with same
behaviour, 13685.075, down to 13685.060 etc. And the upper spur:
13799.444 down to 13799.431, etc. During a 60-second span, this one
loses 2 Hz, and I assume all will eventually become mores stable
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SWEDEN [non]. 15510, April 11 at 1819, African language mentions
Obama, S9/+10. Aoki shows it`s Radio Sama = IBRA Radio via Woofferton
UK in Fulfulde this semi-hour, preceded by Tigrinya, followed by
Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K. Woofferton relays of R. Sama - see SWEDEN [non]; of VOA, see
USA [non]

** U S A [non]. 15660, April 11 at 1820, language mentions Amnesty
International in English, S9+10 with music background. Aoki shows it`s
VOA Amharic this hour via Woofferton UK. VOA also on 15660 from
various other sites before and after this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2081 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday April 11 at 0331 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, about 3 minutes into so
started about 0328. S9+20/30 received here direct. Next:

2000 UT Sunday IRRS 594-Italy [changed from 2100]
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 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun April 11 at 0030 & 0045 chex, WTWW-2 rock music
distorted instead of `Theatre Organ Under the Arch`, so no need to go
to the webcast, which is still blocked as a dangerous site anyway
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13845, April 11 at 1821, WWCR is S9+10 here with YL
huxtress, presumably PMS, discussing circumcision; while 15825 is
usual JBA carrier. Therefore the sporadic E MUF is somewhere between
them; an hour later there`s a 25 MHz patch over NW Georgia on DXMAP
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, Ron Howard replied April 8 to my report of how R.
Vanuatu sounds: ``Hi Glenn, 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 1943 UT April 11

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