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Glenn Hauser logs May 12-13, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA [and non]. 341 kHz, May 13 at 0544 UT, ND beacon YYU and
dash, which is 500 watts from Kapuskasing, Ontario; mixing with and
weaker than local co-channel EI Enid, but with different pitches and
periods, not hard to copy separately. No sign of OIN Oberlin KS, which
I was also getting during last log April 4. Storm noise level not so
bad tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CONGO. 6115, May 13 from 0525 past 0536 I keep checking for carrier
from Brazzaville, but none of it. On May 3, Ron Howard heard it
suddenly come on at *0533 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, May 13 at 0537, RHC is in Spanish instead of English,
which is nominally here at 0500-0600. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13739.289, May 13 at 1347, RHC S9+10 and auto-knocked off-
frequency again today. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 11710, May 13 at 1354, VOK is S8-S9 with self-jamming
noise, closing English to North America reciting this and some other
transmissions, to Europe and NE Asia, but not all of them. Also on
weaker // 9435; 11735 is also on in Chinese. Other days hardly any
signal at all and wonder if it`s transmission-caused, propagation-
caused, or some of both (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. 5995, May 13 at 0525, S8-S9 music, drums, maybe IS loop? And
Afrosongs; even with LSB tuning, splatter from 6000 RHC even tho
undermodulated as usual. Surely it`s prélude from ORTM turning
transmitter on earlier than nominal 0555. WRTH shows domestic service
even on FM is not 24 hours, also opening at *0555 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 12030, May 13 at 2258, REE with ME music, presumably
rounding out the Arabic service, but transmitter cuts off and back on
several times. ID and 2200 starting English, but now cuts off and
stays off, while English remains on the other three, 11940, 11670 and
9690. It`s supposed to continue on 12030 too.

REE English this Monday starts with ten minutes of Justin Coe talking
about some silly ballgame (tennis) in excruciating detail, including
SFX of balls being racketed; at 2210 finally changes to some rock band
from New York he`s enamored of. News? What news? Obviously nothing of
any consequence is happening in Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, May 13 at 2200-2210, no show from VOT English to
North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1981 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov reports
presumably 1981: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on
7265 CUSB, May 12:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_12.html
1031-1100 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sun, weak signal``

Also confirmed here Sunday May 12 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, JBA S2-S4.

Also confirmed UT Monday May 13 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, fair S6-S7

Also confirmed UT Monday May 13 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, fair S9; upcut
after first three words, ``Hauser ---``.

Also confirmed UT Monday May 13 at 0300 on Area 51 webcast; and on
WBCQ 5130.4v, fair S9+10 at 0327 check

Also confirmed UT Monday May 13 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, good S9+10 after
music fill, no ID. Next:

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so
freshest new airings are on weekends]

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

** U S A. 9955, May 13 at 1358, WRMI fill music, 1359.5 Zanotti ID cut
off incomplete before he can utter the address, about 10 seconds
before 1400*. WRMI automation is often out of alignment. Was checking
this since on Friday May 10, 9955 stayed on past 1400 contrary to
weekday schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9200, May 13 at 0521 open carrier at S9, slight fades to
S8; same as heard before, May 10 at 0613. Such a signal in the
nightmiddle is likely to be from circa North America, or maybe Pacific
like good signal again from 9700 NZ. Maybe a ute; or Cuban spy number
station not known to have been on 9200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0024 UT May 14

DX Listening Digest 19-19; World of Radio 1981

Glenn Hauser
 

DX Listening Digest 19-19 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1919.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 19-19 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1981 / AFGHANISTAN / ANTARCTICA / ARGENTINA / ARMENIA / AUSTRALIA non Unique / BANGLADESH / BELARUS / BHUTAN / BIAFRA / BOLIVIA / BONAIRE / BRAZIL / BULGARIA / CANADA CHR Trenton / CHINA / CONGO / CONGO DR / CUBA +non / DENMARK / ECUADOR / EGYPT / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / ERITREA non / EUROPE Pirate / FINLAND / FRANCE / GERMANY / GUAM +non / GUATEMALA / GUINEA / INDIA +non / INDONESIA +non / IRAN / IRELAND / ISRAEL / KOREA NORTH / KOREA SOUTH / KUWAIT / KYRGYZSTAN / LIBERIA / MALI / MEXICO / NETHERLANDS non / NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR +non / NEW ZEALAND / NIGERIA non / OKLAHOMA K17JN+ / OMAN +non / PHILIPPINES / ROMANIA / RUSSIA / SAUDI ARABIA / SIKKIM / SINGAPORE / SPAIN +non / TAIWAN / TIBET non / TRISTAN DA CUNHA / TURKEY +non / UAE / UK DAB / UK non BBCWS / USA New York Radio / USA Yosemite Sam / USA Scout Jamboree ham / USA non VOA / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR/Unique / USA WBCQ / USA WRMI / USA WTWW / USA WINB/WWCR / USA WEWN / USA KTNN / USA KKOB / USA KLEY / USA KYET / VIETNAM / VIRGIN ISLANDS US / ZAMBIA / UNIDENTIFIED 9490 / UNIDENTIFIED 13660/15390 / UNIDENTIFIED 15571 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / DX-PEDITIONS / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / PROPAGATION

For restrixions and searchable 2019 contents archive see
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html
[also linx to previous years]

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

WORLD OF RADIO 1981 contents: Antarctica, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brasil,
Canada, China, Congo DR, Cuba and non, Europe, France, Germany,
Indonesia, Iran, Kuwait, Mali, Netherlands non, Nigeria non, Romania,
Sikkim, Turkey, USA, Vietnam, unidentified; and the propagation
outlook. SW airings should be:

0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0629 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [May 11, alt weeks]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1431 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany [confirmed]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 [confirmed]
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 [confirmed]
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday
cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so
freshest new airings are on weekends]

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

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

WORLD OF RADIO PODCASTS:

Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.
http://www.rmrc.de/index.php/rmrc-audio-plattform/podcast/glenn-hauser-wor

Tnx to Keith Weston:
https://blog.keithweston.com/2018/11/22/world-of-radio-podcast/

http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlennHausersWorldOfRadio
tunein:
http://bit.ly/tuneinwor
itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/glenn-hausers-world-of-radio/id1123369861
Google Play Music:
http://bit.ly/worldofradio2

DAY-BY-DAY ARCHIVE OF GLENN HAUSER`S LOG REPORTS:
Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:
http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser

Glenn Hauser logs May 12, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 13740, Sunday May 12 at 1336, RHC `En Contacto`, Arnie opens
saying that bitrate has been improved on RHC webcasts; also archive of
programs by podcast, i.e. at
http://www.radiohc.cu/es/audios
including the latest EC already. I see that another show link has
unnecessary accent, ``El mundo de la Filatélia`` --- ¿is that to make
clear it is not to be pronounced Filatelía?

English are here:
http://www.radiohc.cu/en/audios
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 7410, re my unID open carrier, May 12 at 0028, Wolfgang
Büschel replies:

``IRIB Ramadan special of Azeri language noted on 7410.005, only S=6
or -94dBm here in central Europe at 00.15 UT on May 12. 73 wb df5sx

6 x IRIB Ramadan specials 05 May to 05 June, 2019
7410 2300 0320 29S,39N,40N SIR 500 336 0 146 Aze IRN IRB*Azeri Ramadan
(hfcc.org request table A-19, May 11)``

I had searched for 7410 before but unfound; another version, from Ivo:

``IRAN Additional frequencies of PARS TODAY VIRI IRIB
from May 6 to June 5 due to the Muslim holiday Ramadan
2130-2300 on 7280 SIR 500 kW / 060 deg to CeAs Tajik
2200-0030 on 9730 SIR 500 kW / 198 deg to N/ME Arabic
2323-0020 on 13805 SIR 500 kW / 304 deg to N/ME Kurdish
0030-0130 on 6065 SIR 500 kW / 295 deg to N/ME Turkish
Alt. freqs 1930-2300 on 7315 & 2300-0320 on 7410 Turkish
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/additional-frequencies-of-pars-today.html

So was my dead air in Azeri or Turkish?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Ray Robinson replies on the WOR iog about why I had no
signal from KVOH 17775, Sat May 11 at 1514:

``Sadly, another minor tube failure, awaiting replacement parts.
Should be back on by Tue/Wed [May 14/15]. Ray Robinson, Voice of Hope
World Radio Network, Americas/Africa/Middle East,
www.voiceofhope.com``

Now I am still wondering if this is about the old transmitter or the
``new`` one; unclear on what date new started, if yet. Apparently,
only one is operable now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1958 UT May 12

Glenn Hauser logs May 11-12, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA [and non]. 6010, May 12 at 0048, S8 carrier is JBM, but //
undermodulated Chinese song on 5990, i.e. CRI relay, i.e. the leapfrog
mixing product I first reported weeks ago, over fulcrum 6000, another
Cuban transmitter at same site which is now also JBM during what
should be RHC English, but // 6165 is off so no comparison. 6010 also
has a weaker second carrier beating, most likely Brasil (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, UT Sun May 12 at 0025, JBA presumed The
Mighty Farty KBC via GERMANY, on new summer frequency, but again this
week useless. QSY to 7 MHz band! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, May 12 at 0029, torchsong at S9+20, soon
pause for ``Wolverine Radio`` ID, then a boogie. Usual super-signal
for a pirate; 0037 ``I Saw the Light``, 0040 another ID; so figure the
keyword tonight is light; confirmed by several logs here:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,53918.0.html

BTW, setting this on the PL-880 so I can keep bandscanning on the NRD
-545, I hit the USB button too long, activating `SYNCH`, which sounds
awful, confirming why I never use it intentionally (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6934.80V-AM, May 12 at 0054, music on poor unstable
signal. Log here says it`s Captain Morgan Shortwave
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,53920.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 5980, UT Sun May 12 at 0027, heavy Cuban wall-
of-noise jamming against no TV Martí but instead poor RRI, which is
barely matchable to // 7420 rock music at S8-S9+20 in the clear.
Something`s always wrong at the DentroCuban JammingCommand. It`s about
time RRI caught on and made another change! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6913-USB, May 12 at 0030, ``CQ Armed Forces Day Crossband,
November Whisky Victor Charlie, reply on 7.203-LSB``. Soon complains
about QRM there; I don`t hear any answers but there`s a pileup on
7201-LSB; is another event/contest running? AFD schedule shows:

NWVC / LST-325 EVANSVILLE, IN (USB + CW)
1200Z-0400Z -- 4,007.0 6,913.0 9,988.5 13,974.0
Has good signal, but gone by 0055 check.

I had forgotten this was AF Day [non], for crossband contacts, just
ran across NWVC intruding (hi) in the pirate band. I don`t have the
AFD sked handy so quickly bandscan likely areas for others, but find
only this as most have secured by 23 or 24 UT:

5330.5-USB, May 12 at 0043, ``CQ from November Sierra Sierra,
celebrating Armed Forces Day,`` in this case not crossband, since this
is one of the discrete ``60 m`` ham channels also available to nons:

NSS / US NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS, MD (USB + CW)
1300Z-0200Z -- 4,038.5 5,330.5 7,533.5 9,447.0 14,487.0 17,545.0

Bob from the US Naval Academy in Maryland, contacts David, ND1J in
Georgia, both about S7, much weaker than NWVC; mentions QSL route,
another call managing?

(Online form for QSLs on website strictly excludes SWL overhearers!)
http://www.usarmymars.org/events/armed-forces-day
NSS still going at 0053 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1981 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
May 11 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, fair-poor, S8-S5. Preceded by IS & ID
loop, and this time upcut missing only my first 8 words, picking up at
``nineteen eighty-one``. Next:

0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so
freshest new airings are on weekends]

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

** U S A. 5085, Sat May 11 at 2340, `Theatre Organ in the Ozarx`
finally starts late after some hamstuff runover on WTWW-2: I
immediately start listening to stereo webcast instead. Bob Heil says
he is in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, in the Ozarx. Really? That town is a
suburb just SE of Kansas City. Boundaries of Ozarx are certainly
indistinct, but most maps show nowhere near this place, beyond
south/central Missouri. Maybe it`s just his Ozarx ``state of mind``.
And runs 35 minutes until 2415, back to hamstuff starting with
hardsell ad by Ted, tune out/turn off.

BTW, altho I have not mentioned them lately, 5085 is still/always
accompanied by those weak parasitic spurs circa 5072.1 and 5097.9,
i.e. plus and minus 12.9 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5915, May 12 at 0046, VP talk in unknown language, then
music with heavy beat. Only thing scheduled is Myanmar, unlikely but
sorta grayline; except Zambia was stuck on 24 hours for a while, but
have not seen any reports of that lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7410, May 12 at 0028, dead air at S7. HFCC has something
from Nauen at 0030-0130, so what is it, really? No listings in EiBi or
NDXC/Aoki; but all three have VOA Thailand in Burmese until 0030,
which I rather doubt this be over here. Moving on, did not catch
anything further (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0241 UT May 12

Glenn Hauser logs May 10-11, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 15034-USB, May 11 at 1516, Trenton Military ID and claiming
time is 1515z, still ``no report received`` from Halifax, Bagotville,
Trenton, Ottawa, Toronto; repeating --- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 13270, May 10 at 1406, JBA carrier presumed CNR1
jammer vs SOH; no New York Radio of course. This reference
http://dxinfocentre.com/volmet.htm
says it`s Out of Service Til Aug 2, but Mike Cooper suspects that
refers to last year as he has seen no new NOTAMs about it not being
decommissioned (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11700, May 10 at 2211, S9+25 of dead air or trace of
modulation, unlike 11760; something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7379.20, May 10 at 2219, RHC French news interspersed with
stingers, S9+20. First time I`ve caught this one way off frequency;
got to be same transmitter as in the mornings often at similar offset
knocked below 13740. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, May 11 at 0600, R. Rebelde is S9 of dead air.
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, May 11 at 0606, Radio Verdad/Truth sign-offs in
Spanish, English, German, Italian, Swedish?, Japanese ... as I then
doze off. At least in Spanish & English, claims to be on ``4.05 MHz``!
Also gives P O Box 5, Chiquimula address, despite having asserted for
a few years that they have *no* postal service in Guatemala, so all
contacts must be by e-mail, including e-QSLs only. Has anyone tried
postal mail to them lately, and what happened? Returned as
undeliverable? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. Correcting typo: DE of course instead of DR:

12843-CW, May 8 at 1334, ``CQ CQ CQ DE HLO HLO HLO QSX 12 MHZ K``
repeating over and over and due to inconvenient fades took several
times to copy it completely. EiBi shows this is Seoul Radio, 24 hours.
Among the few maritime stations left running V or CQ markers on HF
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Friday May 10 at 2202, REE English with corrida and
other sports news; not long before it`s back to music, this time early
choral at 2217 check, also on 12030 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 9830, May 10 at 2158, heavy RTTY, believed to be
from Isabela, Puerto Rico, but 2201 VOT opening in the clear, only to
be blasted by more RTTY at 2202. But usually it`s mostly finished
after 2200; clear but weak at 2217 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 4102.8-CW, May 11 at 0603, weather beacon W is JBA, from
somewhere in the SW desert; with various beep combos, and the only ID
as W periodically (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1981 monitoring: confirmed first US
SW broadcast, Friday May 10 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, good S9+40 atop lite
pulse jamming. Before 2200 music fill and WNYW-style ID.

Also confirmed UT Saturday May 11 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, fair S9/+10.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, confirms: ``GERMANY Reception of World of Radio
via HLR on 6190 CUSB, May 11:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_11.html
0631-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, weak signal``

Also confirmed Saturday May 11 at 1440 the 1431 via UTwente SDR on
Hamburger Lokalradio, 9485-CUSB --- for the first time in many weeks
any such signal detectable, but totally unusable vs huge splash from
Romania on 9490. Even with bandwidth narrowed to 1 kHz, all I can
recognize is that it`s my voice, but not positive latest edition as it
should be. Now if HLR would switch to LSB, it would be much better;
why not? Only thing on 9480 this hour is CNR Beijing for Tibet. Next:

1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so
freshest new airings are on weekends]

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

** U S A. 9955, Friday May 10 at 1402, surprised to find WRMI still
running, with music, Oldies? 1411 Bob Biermann ID, Africanish music.
One-hour extension to 1500* is supposedly Sat & Sun only for some
gospel huxter; unknown how long on today Friday. On Saturday May 11
not checked until 1514 when it`s off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.139, May 10 at 0611, WBCQ with TOMBS VP at S7-S4,
obviously back on old transmitter after #6 L&C 4 hours earlier. Next
check at 1402 TOMBS is poor on 9330.179; at 2202, 9330.2 approx., VP
TOMBS -- all of which mean this is not the 500 kW on-frequency unit.
Nor is it on 7490, since the BS there is also VP, approx. 7490.15.

Allan Weiner twitted plan to employ the 500 kW at 135 for his AAAWWW
this week from 0000 UT Saturday May 11 on 9330, so I`m relistening
then but no signal, while the webcast has no theme but rather band
noise as if plugged into a SW receiver getting nothing. Then AW comes
on saying he can`t find the theme music, apparently in a different
studio than usual.

Just as he says that 9330 is not up, there it comes, as I am also
monitoring on the ATS-909 next to the computer, which needs a BIG
signal to get thru to it. Says also on 3265, never any good here. 9330
cuts off at 0005:30. AW is not in contact with engineer Tom at the 500
kW, so unsure whether it`s on or not. It does come back on at 0007.

Angela is with him and we learn that as a child she spent time at
CFTO-TV channel 9 Toronto, where her father worked in ENG (not
engineering, but electronic news gathering). Starts talking about DTV
and its drawbacks, says a single transmitter may have up to 5
subchannels. NO, it can be more and often is; but bad for rural areas
where analog TV used to reach, not DTV. Some ATV station in NB is
still analog the last time he checked.

0012 (or 0017?), 9330 cuts off again. 0019 back on but weaker. 0020
power goes up but modulation goes down. Says transmitter is 95%
efficient. 0025, 9330 goes off again. Says audio is processed to ``FM
quality`` via a $14K Omnia-11 unit. The antenna is still being tuned
which is why they are not ready for full service yet. Yesterday`s
tests were limited to 130 kW (not 135 as he said previously??)

At 0027, 9330 is back up but recognizable as Brother Scare, usual
occupant of this frequency. At 0031 Tom calls in with what`s going on:
says started with 130 kW, but overloaded causing arcing, so went off;
back on, progressively reducing power to 100, 60, 25 kW but same thing
kept happening, so finally left it off, and brought old #4 transmitter
back up on 9330. At first thought AAAWWW was on it too, but rather
TOMBS.

AW says target date was 15 May but probably won`t make it, as
turnbuckles are being tightened. Maybe a week later. Tests so far have
been with only 2 dipoles active, rather than full complement of 4 x 4,
yet have been getting great reports worldwide. Says WBCQ makes zero
money, has to be subsidized out of his own pocket (such as buying and
selling antique autos?).

At 0048 says BS is on 9330. VSWR of the 500 kW is only 5 kW, not a lot
by comparison. When in service, there will be NO time for sale on it,
all taken by funder World`s Last Chance, which AW says provides
excellent religious programming --- except he will put AAAWWW on it.
Brother Scare will then be moved to 7490 occupying all unsold time
there (so all day, all night 15-12 UT except for WWCR span? But
presently registered for only 19-04 UT).

Unusually I listened to almost the whole hour, but John Carver also
reports, and please keep doing so:

``Tonight's show started almost on time on 7490 after some fill music,
a miscue and some dead air. No theme song this evening. Angela in the
studio with Allan. Allan starting talking about the tests this past
week on the superstation. He said that 9330 wasn't on the air at the
moment but would be broadcasting tonight's show when they brought it
up.

Discussion moved to television for some reason. I received a telephone
call and had to turn the radio down for a bit. When I turned it back
up they were talking television.

Finally back to the superstation, Allan said they'd received signal
reports from New Zealand and India during the testing period. Phone
call at 0025 with a signal report saying that that the new transmitter
was up on 9330 but had dropped out twice so far. Allan said that
during the antenna adjustment period, they were asked to keep the
power down to 130 kW.

Tom called at 0030 and said he'd shut down the new transmitter as it
was overloading and that 9330 was back on the old transmitter. Allan
goes on some more about getting all the bugs out of the new antenna.
Says that is the biggest hurdle left. Had planned to have the
superstation on the air for normal operation by the 17th of this month
but it might take a week longer as they worked on adjusting the new
antenna. Said that they would continue with transmitter tests this
coming week also but probably only on 9330 as the antenna has to be
retuned every time they change frequencies.

Reading of emails at 0051. Closing prayer at 0058. Allan said that
when the superstation went on the air for real, Brother Stair would
move to 7490 and would fill every empty slot in the schedule. Program
off the air at 0101 followed by music. 7490 was off the air at 0105.
John, Mid-North Indiana``

Kai Ludwig, Germany, has just commented on the WOR iog: ``It will get
interesting when this WLC Radio stuff really goes on air. The German
variant is recorded in a real, decent studio, apparently with native
speakers of German, of young age and using a presentation style for
their own age group. It all sounds really professional, besides the
choice of medium: This target audience can hardly be reached with
radio anymore, let alone shortwave. So again the question:

Who in the world drives this whole thing, is involved in the program
production and, first of all, pumps millions of $$$ into a project
that at a glance looks like the child of some Youtube clowns? Kai``

AW`s latest twit circa 14 UT May 11 says nothing about superstation or
further testing plans (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Sat May 11 at 1514, NO signal from KVOH during
presumed Wavescan airing. OSOB is 17815 WHRI, JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15825 & 13845, May 10 at 1403, WWCRs are S9+20, sure pilots
of HF sporadic E; and 6m DX Map shows MUF above 100 MHz, heavy 10-
meter contacts all over eastern USA. Later I do get one FM DX catch,
q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 88.1 WBFM, May 10 at 1654 UT, noting the MUF is still
estimated above 100 MHz, I turn on the ATS-909 next to the computer,
which is mostly usable only for near/local stations and very strong
HF, to 88.1, and immediately fades up a non-ID/promo for ``The Joy
FM``, and fade down again, but the two Okies are no problem on this.

WTFDA FM Database search on this exact slogan leads to only one 88.1,
WJIS, 100 kW in Bradenton FL, a good fit for paths in this opening and
optimum sporadic E distance 1086 miles = 1748 km. My first Es FM DX
catch this year. I hasten to the porch for a clearer shot across
hourtop, but nothing else logged vs all the ACI and CCI --- not a
single really clear/open FM frequency around here, very frustrating
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9200.000, May 10 at 0613, S2-S5 of open carrier. Only
thing in Aoki/NDXC is, you guessed it, CNR1 jamming vs SOH; but I
would not expect much of that at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1717 UT May 11

DX Listening Digest 19-18; World of Radio 1981

Glenn Hauser
 

DX Listening Digest 19-18 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1918.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 19-18 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1980 / ALASKA +non / ANGUILLA / ANTARCTICA / AUSTRALIA VMW/VMC / AUSTRALIA RBA / AUSTRALIA non Unique / BANGLADESH / BHUTAN / BONAIRE / BOUGAINVILLE +non / BRAZIL +non / CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC / CHAD non / CHINA +non / CONGO / CONGO DR / CUBA +non / DENMARK / ECUADOR / EGYPT / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / ERITREA +non / FINLAND / FRANCE / GERMANY / GREECE / GUINEA +non / HONDURAS / INDIA +non / INDONESIA +non / INTERNATIONAL WATERS Caroline / IRAN / ITALY ham / JAPAN / KOREA NORTH +non / KOREA SOUTH +non / KURDISTAN non / KUWAIT / KYRGYZSTAN / MADAGASCAR / MALAYSIA / MALI / MEXICO +non / MONGOLIA non / MYANMAR / NEW ZEALAND / NIGERIA +non / NORTH AMERICA Pirate / NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS / OKLAHOMA WKY / OKLAHOMA +non KOCD/KSMM / OKLAHOMA KQCW/KTUL/KOKH/KBZC / OKLAHOMA OETA / OKLAHOMA KOCM/KOPX++ / OMAN +non / PAPUA NEW GUINEA / PHILIPPINES +non / ROMANIA / RUSSIA / SAUDI ARABIA / SCOTLAND non / SOUTH AFRICA / SOUTH CAROLINA non / SPAIN +non / SUDAN +non / SUDAN SOUTH +non / SURINAME / SWAZILAND +non / SWITZERLAND / TAIWAN / TAJIKISTAN / TIBET +non / TURKEY / UKRAINE / UK non Studio 52 / USA Joe Fela/Glenn Cooper / USA +non RFE/RL/Ozodi / USA Marti A19 / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR/Unique / USA WRMI / USA WBCQ / USA WTWW / USA WINB / USA WEWN / USA WRNO / USA WWCR / USA KVOZ / USA KLOK / USA WLAP / USA WPSO / USA WPCQ-LP / USA W270DH / USA W280DW / USA WOLB/KTNN/KRVN/KYYS/WGIR/KJEF / UZBEKISTAN / VATICAN / VENEZUELA non / UNIDENTIFIED TP carriers / UNIDENTIFIED 3465/6670 / UNIDENTIFIED 11712 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / LANGUAGE LESSONS / MUSEA / CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES / DX-PEDITIONS / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / PROPAGATION

For restrixions and searchable 2019 contents archive see
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html
[also linx to previous years]

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

WORLD OF RADIO 1980 contents: Antarctica, Bougainville,
Brasil, China, Cuba non, Denmark, France, Germany,
Greece, Guinea, Indonesia, Iran, Korea North non, Kurdistan
non, Kuwait, Madagascar, Mali, Mongolia non, Myanmar,
Nigeria non, Northern Mariana Islands, Papua New Guinea,
Russia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, USA, Venezuela non; Hitlist
and DX/SWL/Media programs; and the propagation outlook

WORLD OF RADIO 1981 contents: Antarctica, Bangladesh,
Bhutan, Brasil, Canada, China, Congo DR, Cuba and non,
Europe, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Kuwait, Mali,
Netherlands non, Nigeria non, Romania, Sikkim, Turkey, USA,
Vietnam, unidentified; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1981 shortwave broadcasts should be:

0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0629 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [May 11, alt weeks]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1431 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday
cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so
freshest new airings are on weekends]

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

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

WORLD OF RADIO PODCASTS:

Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.
http://www.rmrc.de/index.php/rmrc-audio-plattform/podcast/glenn-hauser-wor

Tnx to Keith Weston:
https://blog.keithweston.com/2018/11/22/world-of-radio-podcast/

http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlennHausersWorldOfRadio
tunein:
http://bit.ly/tuneinwor
itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/glenn-hausers-world-of-radio/id1123369861
Google Play Music:
http://bit.ly/worldofradio2

DAY-BY-DAY ARCHIVE OF GLENN HAUSER`S LOG REPORTS:
Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:
http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser

Glenn Hauser logs May 8-9-10, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA [and non]. 15470, May 8 at 1314, talk maybe Chinese with low
audible het = LAH; ChiCom jamming vs scheduled Radio Free Asia in
Tibetan via Tajikistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 12843-CW, May 8 at 1334, ``CQ CQ CQ DR HLO HLO HLO QSX
12 MHZ K`` repeating over and over and due to inconvenient fades took
several times to copy it completely. EiBi shows this is Seoul Radio,
24 hours. Among the few maritime stations left running V or CQ markers
on HF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 610, May 8 at 1123 Banda music from SSW, 1126 DJ salutes
listener Amanda, now loops SW, but really same station? 1130 UT choral
NA, another one like 540 XETX playing it at this odd time. Again
trying to ascertain whether XEBX Sabinas, Coahuila still be on air; or
XEGS, Guasave, Sinaloa? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 660, May 8 at 1116 UT, Radio Vida ID in passing, phone(?)
number 17-29-12, approx. from south; seems like a Mexican but none
known by this name. Of course could be a program name, likely
Christian. Usual 660s here are XEEY in Aguascalientes and XEDTL in
CDMX. Per NRC AM Log, the only USA SS on 660 is 75-watt Radio Zion in
Oregon. No, KSKY sked remains in English (Glenn Hauser, OK DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 710, May 8 at 1113, the Low German preacher is instead
speaking acceptable Spanish this time on XEDP Ciudad Cuauhtémoc,
Chihuahua. This one has no problem around SRS surpassing KGNC Amarillo
in similar direxion, or KCMO KC, MO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 800, May 8 at 1110 UT, Laboratorios Camacho infomercial,
loud and in the clear from XEROK, as KQCV OKC is unusually absent!
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 800, May 8 at 1110 UT, KQCV OKC is off the air! So no
need to null it for XEROK. By 1132 recheck, KQCV is back on with some
ministry plugging an African cruise (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 89.3, May 8 at 1817 UT and May 9 at 2315, even at the
Loyal turnoff on US 81, no signal from KIEL. It`s been
marginal/sporadic into Enid, vs the 89.1 translator.

Also missing again, 101.5 KOCD Okeene, May 19 at 2315 UT, but
something weak in English, maybe translator in OKC or Cushing (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1980 monitoring: Not confirmed,
Wednesday May 8 at 2100 on 7490 WBCQ, nor on 9955 WRMI; I`m only on
the PL-880 with telescopic or caradio. WBCQ probably too weak, but
suspect WRMI off, as could detect 9395, and at 2129 recheck, 9955 is
JBA. Confirmed UT Thursday May 9 at 0103 the 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair.

WORLD OF RADIO 1981 contents: Antarctica, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brasil,
Canada, China, Congo DR, Cuba and non, Europe, France, Germany,
Indonesia, Iran, Kuwait, Mali, Netherlands non, Nigeria non, Romania,
Sikkim, Turkey, USA, Vietnam, unidentified; and the propagation
outlook. SW airings should be:

0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780
0629 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [May 11, alt weeks]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1431 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday
cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

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

** U S A. 9330.000, May 10 at 0226, gospel huxter at S9+30, much
stronger than WBCQ ever heard here even at night; since not off-
frequency, confident it`s WBCQ-6 on the 500 kW transmitter. Many
others have been hearing this all day. AW`s latest twit as of circa
1930 May 9, WTFK:

``Allan Weiner‏@AllanWBCQ 9h9 hours ago --- On the air with great
radio. 24/7. Testing the big one. Getting close to airdate for the
superstation. Transmitter runs smooth. Very efficient. 75% over all.
Amazing stuff. We need free speech radio more than ever. Support us
and our programmers the best you can. More to come Yep`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, May 8 at 0552, WWCR on again with dead air at S9+10;
5935 with PMS is S9+30; 4840 at S9+20; and 3215 with TOMBS S9+20 vs
storm noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13964-CW, May 8 at 1317, fast coded message very poor
signal, not a marker. Nothing around here in EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15260, May 8 at 1315, S5-S6 open carrier; nothing at all
scheduled between 0830 & 1630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0452 UT May 10

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FTIOM & UBMP, May 12-June 1

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, May 12-June 1 (three weeks):
A. May 12-18: Special guest Marcos Morales presents his new Jazz recording "Ruinas".
B. May 19-25: Cuban dance party with various groups
C. May 26-June 1: Special guest Carlos Miyares presents his new Jazz Recording "One More Time"
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) Station website: www.spaceline.bg
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US).
Station website: www.wbcq.com
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
Station website: www.channel292.de

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, May 12-June 1 (three weeks):
A. May 12 & 14: Episode 111 features a belated tribute to Cinco de Mayo
B. May 19 & 21: Episode 112 features Balinese gamelan
C. May 26 & 28: Episode 113 features modern Flamenco Fusion from Spain
with music by Laura de los Angeles and others
The transmissions take place:
1.Sundays 2200-2230 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
2. Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.


Glenn Hauser logs May 6-7, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 15034-USB, May 6 at 1419, CHR Trenton Military, nothing but
``no report received`` from Ottawa, Toronto, Bagotville --- and
Trenton! over and over (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11440, May 7 at 1417, CNR1 jammer at S9-S7, // 11460 about
the same. The other day this was on 11460 only. Aoki/NDXC shows both
as *jammed SOH Maoli frequencies available 20 hours a day.

11580, May 7 at 1419, CNR1 jamming at S4-S6, weaker than 11440 &
11460. Same situation as those.

12190, May 7 at 1422, CNR1 jamming // the others, S9/S9+10. Ditto.

12880, May 7 at 1422, CNR1 jamming, S6-S9. Ditto.

13270, May 7 at 1423, Gander Radio weak on USB but also a carrier, so
I try LSB, and there is another very weak CNR1 jammer. Yes, it`s
another listed *jammed SOH Miaoi frequency.

Someone, somewhere will be reporting some of these as Sound of Hope,
fooled by the Chicom, rather than their jammers. In no case was any
sign of SOH audible here, rather CNR1 probably blotting very low power
transmitters in Taiwan or Thailand, if any.

No other WOOB CNR1 jammers found between 10.9 and 18 MHz, but this:

15110, May 7 at 1426, CNR1 jammer S9/S9+10, atop VOA Chinese via
Philippines this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, May 6 at 1418, CRI English conversation about
education, with good modulation --- it can be done! Something`s not
wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SINGAPORE. 11795, May 6 at 1417, poor S3-S5 with declamatory
speech, then less hyper talk, language? Scheduled as BBC Hindi at
1400-1430, northwestward from Kranji (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 9465, May 7 at 1313, pop songs in Japanese (``arigato``),
S6-S8, 1320 into Korean talk with sombre music background, 1325 only
instro-music until 1328* without further utterances. HFCC shows this
is something from Encompass ``CHN`` = PRC! via Taiwan, 300 kW at 2
degrees. Aoki/NDXC shows what it really is:
``9465 1300-1329 TWN Nippon no Kaze"il bon ue Kor Paochung 1-7``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, May 6 at 2227, VOT English to NAm is on today but
very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1980 monitoring: confirmed UT
Monday May 6 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9+10.

Also confirmed UT Mon May 6 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, S9 vs storm crashes
about same level.

Also confirmed UT Mon May 6 at 0305 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5130.4v, JBA
sounds like me vs storm crashes while on indoor longwire and computer
off.

Also confirmed UT Mon May 6 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, fair but noisy. Was
S9+10 when checked earlier at 0306 with rock music from Prague.

Also confirmed by Franck Baste (St Bonnet de Rochefort, France) F4LKC:
``ROMANIA: IRRS Shortwave - 7290 kHz - [Monday] May 6 - 1815 UT -
World of Radio 1980 (SIO: 444). Rx: Icom IC-756 pro III + SDR Perseus,
Ant: Vertical + Dipole``

Also confirmed UT Tue May 7 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair. Next:

2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so
freshest new airings are on weekends]

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

** U S A. 9330+, May 6 at 1755, JBA carrier off-frequency, and 7490 no
signal; no signs of WBCQ-6, 500 kW transmitter testing now or at any
other random chex today.

As of 1608 UT May 7, AW`s last twit was two days ago:

``Allan Weiner‏@AllanWBCQMay 5 --- Burning the kilowatts here. Still
testing. More this week for the nations superstation. Still much to
do. Classic WBCQ on air 7490/5130 kHz tonight with great programming.
Please listen and support us. Nice day here in beautiful northern
Maine. Fresh air. Blue skies. Any. Moving``.

Among the great programming was another classical music hour, `Encore`
from Radio Tumbril, 0000-0100 UT Monday May 6 on WBCQ 7490v, but I
apologize for listening to mono webcast since I was busy at the
computer.

https://www.tumbril.co.uk/
Website has sizing problem. You need to shrink it in order to see some
linx, such as the Valve at lower left corner which I finally see for
the first time today. And click here for playlist at lower right
corner. I could not reach the current one during the programme, but as
of 5/7 I do see the 5/5/19 one. All of this rather slow-loading. Lots
of good reaxion at
https://www.tumbril.co.uk/coments-page
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Tue May 7 at 1310, WRMI gospel huxter in English
lamenting that there are ``1600 religions, all of them against Jesus
Christ``; furthermore he is fighting Cuban pulse jamming, always a
risk if you broadcast on this frequency shared with Cuban exile
programming. Scheduled at 1300-1330 Tuesday is `Gospel of the
Kingdom`, and there is NO Cuban programming any other day of week
during this slot, altho there are two DX programs in Spanish, on Wed &
Thu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475 & 5830, May 7 at 1313, both WTWW-1 frequencies are
AWOL, tsk2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENINIG DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, May 7 at 1421, WEWN Spanish with distorted modulation
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9490, May 6 at 0504, S7-S8 of open carrier, or JBM?
Nothing sked now but both Nauen & Issoudun are registered until 0500:
RMI Spanish via France to Cuba, i.e. R. República; and NHK Japanese
via Germany to ME --- more likely the latter not turned off yet, as I
think RR is not currently really running that late (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1710 UT May 7

Re: Glenn Hauser logs May 3-4-5, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

Correcting time on this one, not 1424, read wrong line in my notes:

** CHINA. 11460, May 5 at 1330, S2-S3 but clear Western classical
music, obviously CNR1 jammer and // another on 11785. Aoki/NDXC shows
11460 one of countless Sound of Hope, Miaoli, Taiwan frequencies with
jamming. My quick survey of WOOB areas from 10 to 15 MHz finds no
others now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Glenn Hauser logs May 3-4-5, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CANADA. 15034-USB, May 5 at 1324, Trenton Military with `no report
received`` over and over from Winnipeg, Calgary, Cold Lake, Edmonton;
and at 1325 NRR from Comox, Victoria, Vancouver, Abbotsford. The
automaton doesn`t seem to care, but drones on endlessly. One suspects
the problem is at Trenton, not all these other air terminals (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11460, May 5 at 1424, S2-S3 but clear Western classical
music, obviously CNR1 jammer and // another on 11785. Aoki/NDXC shows
11460 one of countless Sound of Hope, Miaoli, Taiwan frequencies with
jamming. My quick survey of WOOB areas from 10 to 15 MHz finds no
others now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, May 5 at 0557, RHC English is S9+20 but suptorted,
unlike 6060, 6100, 6165 all better modulation, with produxion
credits, plugging Sunday programs, and reopening Saturday show a bit
before 0600. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 11860, Sat May 4 at 1754, Radio Martí reconfirmed now
active weekends too on this frequency; atop jamming about same as
11930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 5980, UT Sun May 5 at 0004, no signal from TV Martí,
and no jamming either, so this new 22-03 UT broadcast remains M-F/Tue
-Sat only. There is however a JBA carrier, presumably RRI Romanian,
which also moved here, in clear at least on UT Sun & Mon (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENINIG DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, UT Sunday May 5 at 0544, TGAV is off already
rather than usual ~0610v* except earlier circa 0400 UT Mondays (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. 11640 & 13630, May 4 at 2103, no signals from CRI English
relay, unlike the past few days one and or both audible (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Awake briefly after 1100 UT May 3, checked for pre-sunrise
Mexicans on lowband MW, but nothing to be heard unlike yesterday on
570 & 590, and many more on April 29, 26. How drastically conditions
may change (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, May 4 at 2114, VP S5 signal, JBM at best. Must be
XEPPM, which apparently leaves at least carrier on all day. This
early, little else detectable on 49m besides 6070, 5830 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, UT Sunday May 5 at 0004, JBA carrier from
presumed Mighty Farty KBC back on reactivated summer frequency via
GERMANY, instead of 5960 which is vacant. That probably would have
still propagated better, but confronted storm noise level. Maybe
something on 7 MHz band would be better in the `shoulder-season`
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 17, May 5 at 1615 UT, K17JN-D, Enid DTV 3ABN
satellator is OFF the air, all six subchannels; sometime, unlogged May
4 I noticed it was back after dead-air black-screens but plenty signal
on May 3.

Now slight tropo enhancement brings Bad signals on RF 42 and RF 18. 42
is surely KBZC-LD OKC, but 18? Could be repack CP channel for KOPX OKC
but it`s still going on RF 50, both in W9WI.com as 200 kW. There are 5
RF 18 translators elsewhere in OK, none likely here (Glenn Hauser,
Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 11670, May 4 at 2105, REE poorly audible on its
weakest frequency due to azimuth, but no RHC clash yet which could be
starting at 2100? No, one RHC schedule shows not until *2300 for Rio
de Janeiro. That is when REE closes 11670 at 2300* M-F; however they
usually stay on for several more minutes of IS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1980 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
May 4 at 2100 on WRMI 9955: *2059 just in time with partial IS & ID
loop, but upcut opening of WOR after my first ten words; fair S8-S9.

Also confirmed on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, UT Sunday May 5 at 0329 about 17
minutes into so started circa 0312; S9+10 vs S9+20 staticrashes. Next:

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW ND
1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so
freshest new airings are on weekends]

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

** U S A. 7490.00, May 4 at 1752, 2057, no trace of WBCQ-6 super-
station test, unlike earlier at 1540 when I did have a weak open
carrier. Meanwhile, 9330 remains always off-frequency from old
transmitter with TOMBS, such as at 1752; 2058 measured on 9330.04.

7490.12, UT Sun May 5 at 0151, WBCQ with J. P. Ferraro`s `Shortwave
Saturday Night`, averaging S9 discussing the Vietnam war. NOT on #6
but obviously still via old off-frequency transmitter. Earlier at
0004, some other show ``live`` as of ``April 3``, while 9330.1 and
5130+ were JBA carriers only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265V, Saturday May 4 at 1730, WINB presumably with Unique
Radio from Australia, Tim Gaynor`s `Sounds of Your Life`, on new
schedule, but very poor and wobbly signal.

OTOH, until 1729 I had local-quality excellent reception from 12160
WWCR with `The Talking Machine Show` of ancient cylinder music. Only
an occasional slight selective fade tipped that this was SW. However,
much of the time 12160 is not in solid, too close/too high (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15825 & 13845, May 5 at 1322, WWCR gospel huxters are S9+10
with sporadic E boost; by 1424, 15825 down to JBA. But by 1605, DX map
shows estimated Es MUF of 106 MHz with 6m contacts across the country
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, May 4 at 1750, WTWW-1 is S9 on night frequency, but
JBM? 9475 is off; at 1836 still JBM 5830 when ham show should be on.
By 2102, 5830 has resumed PPPP on SFA, still not on day frequency 9475
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, May 4 at 2330-2400 approx., WTWW-2 with `Theater Organ
in the Ozarx` confined about to nominal slot; toward the end heard
some of it on stereo webcast, which was running about 5 seconds
*ahead* of SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, May 4 at 2055 UT, KLEY Wellington KS is off the air
again; first noted absent May 3 circa 2345 UT, much pre-sunset. Before
then had not noticed any transmission problems (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13660, Sunday May 5 at 1700-1710, no signal via UTwente
SDR, altho HFCC has something brokered by RMI via ISS, FRANCE on days
1/3/5 = Sun/Tue/Thu. Ivo Ivanov assumes it`s clandestine. But
presumably a mistake, as Jeff White says Alameda Bible Fellowship is
running at 1700-1730 M/W/F (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15571.2-USB, May 5 at 1320, VP 2-way in Spanish as I am
making pro-forma check for 15575 KBS so-called North American service:
not a trace of it; while CRI East Turkistan is poorly audible on 15590
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1917 UT May 5

Glenn Hauser logs May 3-4, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 9790, May 4 at 0331, CRI English relay is S9+20/10 but just
barely modulated. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. 11640, May 3 at 2107, CRI English relay VP but detectable //
much stronger 13630. 11640 is scheduled 1800-2130 in Hausa, Arabic,
Portuguese and finally English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 17, May 4 at 1416 UT, K17JN-D, Enid`s only local TV
signal, the 3ABN satellator, is on air at Good+ signal level, but
black screen and silence on all six subchannels, rather than only
three of them. Boo, hoo.

Hepburn tropo map for 1500 May 4 shows a level-3 blob between Enid and
OKC, but nothing unusual beyond traces of Bad signals on low-power
channels 21 and 42 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9515.007V, May 4 at 0320, VOT English YL talking about
Ottoman Empire history, undermodulated and muffled, soon into music,
S9+10/20 and with flutter. Frequency is also wobbling slightly,
Doppler effect? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9740, May 3 at 2103, ``VOA Afrique`` ID in passing
during French news, fair; wonder which site? It`s Woofferton UK, 2100
-2130 M-F, 250 kW at 158 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1979 monitoring: missed checking Friday May 3
at 2200 on WRMI 9955, but presumably replayed. Confirmed UT Saturday
May 4 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, fair. Due to an uploading delay by gh,
1979 continued rather than 1980 for these two times.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria observes: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio
via HLR on 6190 CUSB, May 4:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on.html
0631-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, weak signal``

WORLD OF RADIO 1980 monitoring: woke up at 1159 UT Sat May 4, one
minute too late to confirm that 1980 had been broadcast as scheduled
at 1130.

As usual WOR cannot be confirmed Saturday May 4 at 1431 on HLR 9485-
CUSB; via UTwente no signal, just super-splash from 9490. Anyway, HLR
probably is repeating 1979 instead of 1980 this weekend.

Two of our UT Sunday times on WRMI have been replaced by ``tests`` of
Hobart Radio International, according to Jordan Heyburn, UKOGBANI, who
has a segment on HRI: Sunday 0030 & 0830 on 7730. Otherwise, WOR:

1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 to WNW [canceled?]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 5950 7730 [some canceled?], NW/WNW/WNW
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW ND
1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so
freshest new airings are on weekends]

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

** U S A. 7490.123v, Friday May 3 at 2119, WBCQ with `Behaviour Night`
ancient music recordings, but too weak in noise level to enjoy.
Earlier today the 500 kW transmitter was reported testing with open
carrier only on 7490 --- I`ve yet to see anyone confirming its exact
frequency which should be much closer to 7490.000. Unfortunately, we
cannot expect any of our favorite programs to become audible as
Superstation time will primarily be for the funders, the flat-earth
``Worlds Last Chance`` ministries.

7490+, UT Saturday May 4 after 0000, William Tell Overture but AAAWWW
hosted this week instead by Pirate Joe Ferraro, from his own studio at
WHVW in NY. Not long before AW calls in from some hamfest in New
Hampshire, and he`s on the horn until 0034 as I keep listening for the
latest info on the 500 kW project, summarizing:

Initial on-air testing has been on 7490 with open carrier only, not
9330 as he had publicized earlier. PJ`s own show `Shortwave Saturday
Night` *may* be on the 500 kW, on its regular schedule 7490 UT Sunday
0100-0400, at the usual azimuth of 245 degrees as on the old antenna.

The 500, transmitter #6, is all water-cooled, including tubes, coils,
vacuum capacitors costing $25K each. The whole thing is very complex
and all computer-controlled. Modulation is 95% efficient. Power level
is being brought up slowly; was 135 kW with brief tests to 400 kW. WLC
programming normal sked should begin later this month mainly on 9330.
A new frequency in the ``5-6 MHz band`` will be available at night.
(Nonesuch yet in HFCC,
http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A19&broadc=BCQ
but shows hour-by-hour languages and azimuths planned? for 9330 and
still lists the imaginary 15420)

Part of the time I listen on 9330.13v, but as it fades down, back to
7490.12v. At 0034 JP resumes with totally unrelated ``stream of
consciousness`` musings about cars and Detroit, and at 0055 recheck
something about US Grant.

Here`s John Carver`s version: ``Tonight's show started early on 7490.
Pirate Joe is the host this evening while Allan and Angela are at
NearFest. Killing time with mild political talk while waiting for
Allan to call in. Difficult to copy Allan over Pirate Joe's phone
patch. Lot of static this evening. Allan announced that they have been
testing the new transmitter the last two days and are planning to take
it to full power tomorrow. Possibly will be broadcasting tomorrow's
7490 programs over the new transmitter. Most of the program this
evening is devoted to political talk and WHVW items with little about
WBCQ. It was announced that a Go Fund Me page had been started for
WHVW. Show was off the air at 0100. John, Mid-North Indiana``

AW`s latest twit circa 12 UT May 4: ``More power today for the worlds
superstation. Hopefully to 500kw. Testing on 7490khz. Later this week
on 9330khz. One megawatt average load for 500kw out at average
modulation. Wow. All for you the special shortwave listeners. Support
us. The last free speech radio voice. Ground.`` Ground refers to his
shot of some grounding cables by some posts, supporting the feedline?

After WWCR is finished with 7490 at 1500, May 4 at 1540 check, I do
have an open carrier on 7490.002, which must be WBCQ-6, but it`s only
S2-S3, certainly not Super. Of course if this were put on 11, 13 or 15
MHz in the daytime it would propagate much better, but no plans for
that. Could really be 7490.000 within my margin of error (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475 & 5830, May 3 at 2104, both WTWW-1 day and night
frequencies are OFF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1602 UT May 4

Glenn Hauser logs May 1-2, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS updated May 2:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.971, May 2 at 1405, JBA carrier, no doubt LRA36
on signature off-frequency, mostly oceanic path from Esperanza to
Enid, so still active on Thursdays; and Tuesdays altho I could not
detect it on April 30. Later today May 2 at 1820 also heard in Germany
by Harald Kuhl, ``almost readable, with talk program`` on ``15476``
USB plus carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1980, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, May 2 at 1823, RHC in dead air instead of Arabic. Hope
the announcer did not choke! Something is always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 13710, May 1 at 2056, OM solo hymn in English about
``Faithfulness`` then announcement in Chinese! This is supposed to be
the Radio Feda = Arabic hour of MWV; not the first time WCB has
upmixed their languages. Chinese supposed to follow from 2100 on
11610: so was that one in Arabic? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO
1980, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. 13630, May 1 at 2057, Chinese lesson in English, S6-S8; must
be Bamako CRI relay as scheduled at 2000-2100, plus anomalally another
30 minutes of English until 2130 starting French. Lack of reports
lately of any of these relays but I have not been seeking them, just
ran across this. Sporadically active? // for this is 11640: not heard
there aside big Cuban numbers signal on 11635 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD
OF RADIO 1980, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 570, May 2 at 1105, dominant signal is Spanish from the
south, religious program, YL with American accent mentions ``Bible
church``, OM with not, plugging a bunch of meetings/revivals? with
specific home addresses in San Antonio TX, Salinas, El Centro and
several other places in California, from one evening to the next from
April 26? to May 5. By 1122 predicating with frequent keyword
``restauración`` à la previous owner of KVOH. Wondered if KLIF had
gone the way of KEXB, flipped to partial Spanish gospel huxtering, but
think it better-just-be XEBJB Monterrey NL, which despite a ``regional
mexicana`` music format is a.k.a., ``Nueva Vida`` which of course
connotes religion, at least at this daypart.

Raymie Humbert recently compiled a list of stations with religious
concessions, but not including XEBJB; in Monterrey on AM, only 1140
XEMR; see DXLD 19-16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 590, May 2 at 1119, music and ads, 590 frequently plugged,
finally ``Sabrosita`` slogan heard, which = XEPH, 25/10 kW in México
CDMX, rather than something closer like XEFD in Tamaulipas (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1979 monitoring: confirmed
Wednesday May 1 from 2100 on WRMI 9955 S8/S9+10, also on WBCQ
7490.15v, JBA S3-S5. Also confirmed UT Thursday May 2 at 0100 on WRMI
7780, fair.

WORLD OF RADIO 1980 contents: Antarctica, Bougainville, Brasil, China,
Cuba non, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Indonesia, Iran,
Korea North non, Kurdistan non, Kuwait, Madagascar, Mali, Mongolia
non, Myanmar, Nigeria non, Northern Mariana Islands, Papua New Guinea,
Russia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, USA, Venezuela non; Hitlist and
DX/SWL/Media programs; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1980 uploaded at 2318 UT Thu May 2 ready for listening. Or via
http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services. SW broadcasts should be:

0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW ND
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [NEW] to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0629 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [May 11, alt weeks] ND
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE
1431 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 5950 7730 [some canceled?], NW/WNW/WNW
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW ND
1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so
freshest new airings are on weekends]

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

** U S A. 9330.17v, May 2 at 0036, WBCQ is S9+20 with TOMBS about
Planet X, but doubt it`s the new 500 kW transmitter which AW said
would start testing with RF May 1, so we have been checking it all
day. I expect initially they will not be running it full-bore, but
also expect it would not be off-frequency like the old transmitter.

Random chex later May 2 still find no sign of powerful new transmitter
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1980, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11712.3 approx., May 2 at 1412, SSB talk, but cannot get
it to resolve by tuning USB or LSB back and forth. Could be third
harmonic of a ham around 3904, where nothing is heard, lower band not
propagating in the daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0038 UT May 3

FTIOM & UBMP, May 5-11

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, May 5-11, 2019:
Part 2 of 2 Parts:
We finish our discussion of "Las Oscuras Leyendas de Chano Pozo" with its author, Ricardo Oropesa, while listening to some important recordings by Chano. Our other special guest is singer/bandleader Wil Campa, who will share some of his Timba and Salsa Cubana with us.
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) Station website: www.spaceline.bg
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US).
Station website: www.wbcq.com
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
Station website: www.channel292.de

Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, May 5 and 7, 2019:
Episode 110 features advanced Latin Jazz from the United States
The transmissions take place:
1.Sundays 2200-2230 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
2. Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.


Glenn Hauser logs April 30-May 1, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ALASKA. 7395, May 1 at 1301, KNLS IS and Chinese IDs, S3-S5 from
100 kW at 300 degrees oppositeward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, May 1 at 0505, RHC English is suptorted; 6060 is good
S9+20; 6100 OC/DA at S9+30; 6165 JBM at S9. Recheck at 0608: 5040 &
6000 off, 6060 good, 6100 & 6165 undermodulated. Something`s always
wrong at RHC.

Also strangely enough, no jamming audible at 0608 on 5980, but surely
will be back before 0700 RM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13739.240, May 1 at 1352, RHC auto-knocked way off-frequency
again today at S9+30. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9700, May 1 at 0500, RNZI timesignal just after
opening this frequency is JBA! Instead of usual SSOB. Yet K-index at
06 is only 2, no storms (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15205+ and 15435, April 30 at 1738, both SRI
transmitters detectable, and both go off at 1757*. So my report
yesterday must have had wrong times an hour plus making me think they
were running later! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 6115, April 30 at 2208, WWCR is S9 but JBM,
presumably TOMBS during this hour M-F, too weak to make a match to
9330+ WBCQ. MORE: See USA WWCR, WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 30 at 2206, NO signal from VOT English to North
America yet again. Wake up, sloppyrators at Emirler! (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9470, April 30 at 1944, NO signal from WEWN
English unlike yesterday, when 9470 was running 19-24 UT instead of
correct 15610 which is indeed back on today altho JBA, and still at
2212 check.

So 9470 on April 29 must have been a mistake, or possibly a test.
Ironically, today there would have been no ACI from 9475 WTWW since
it`s again stuck on night frequency 5830 in daytime.

12050, what about the other transmitter for Radio Católica Mundial =
WEWN Spanish? April 30 at 1945, an S3-S5 signal with call-in YL host,
but *not* in Spanish, must be Kanuri from Radio Ndarason
International, which thinx it`s a good idea to share any frequency
with a 250/500 kW transmitter anywhere else, but lux out today with
WEWN evidently off.

Originally, RNI was all via Ascension but now HFCC A-19 shows 19-21 is
via Woofferton UK, while 18-19 (if really active? not in Aoki/NDXC)
remains Ascension. Furthermore it shows WEWN 12050 as only 100 kW,
which I could certainly believe from its underpowering signal when
audible. By 2212 a JBA carrier on 12050 presumably now RCM. 500 kW
transmitters downgraded to 100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, April 30 at 1738, NO signal from WTWW-1 day frequency,
and yes, once again, Ted has failed to QSY from night frequency 5830
where it`s managing S6-S8 over a fully insolated one-megameter path.
And 9475 still off at 1944: See also 9470 WEWN report (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, it`s Wednesday May 1 but WWCR is still out of order
like Tuesday: at 0503, open carrier/dead air at S5-S8 about equal
level to modulated 5935. 3215 is S9+20 with TOMBS at 0504, despite
WWCR`s own pdf program schedule still dated April 1 showing this at
0300-0500 only Tue-Sat, then off the rest of the night. TOMBS is still
running on 3215 at 0610 check, when 5890 is still OC/DA. 4840 which
was modulating earlier, is now S9+10 of OC/DA despite scheduling as
TOMBS all-night 0600-1200 weekdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.17 approx., May 1 at 1552, WBCQ is JBA, sounds like
Brother Scare same as on 9395 WRMI, but never synchronized. Allan
Weiner twitted circa 12 UT May 1:

``@AllanWBCQ 4h4 hours ago --- Testing the 500KW free speech
flamethrower this week. RF being made today. Check 9330khz. All
systems go. Exciting stuff this real radio stuff. One transmitter to
billions of receivers. In real time. By real people. Direct to you
from WBCQ.``

But obviously not yet. When on, it should be better than JBA and
closer to 9330.000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1615 UT May 1

Glenn Hauser logs April 29-30, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 15230, April 30 at 1415, RHC is just barely modulated here at
S9 during `Sonido Cubano`, while 15140 is sufficient at S9+10.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 5980, checked at 0053 UT April 30: this is not VOA
in Spanish [as Wolfgang Bueschel assumed?], but TV Marti, per numerous
IDs after an interview about the elexions in Spain. Possibly they
mentioned Voz de America at some point. Heavy jamming, but TVM on top.
Not hearing any RRI in the mix at first, but detectable at 0111,
Romanian // 7420 in the clear, both scheduled 0000-0200. RRI QSY to
5980 was blindsided by OCB`s abrupt decision to put TVM audio on SW.

TVM also plugged again the secure website to access it; could not copy
but seems to end in .info. So far I have not found a reference to that
on the insecure site martinoticias.com or
http://www.radiotelevisionmarti.com
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. DTV RF 13, April 30 at 1424 UT, all four OETA channels
are displaying the neat `Technical Difficulties` TP illustrating a
wrench, screwdriver and hammer amid the old-style circles, and tiny ID
lettering at the bottom --- both OTA and the two available via cable.

Here is a shot of it made last year:
http://www.w4uvh.net/OETAtechpat2018.jpg

Erratically audio-only comes on and sometimes video, before back to
TP, ruining reception of programming until 1500 UT, then apparently
back in business. A small but perhaps severe storm was moving thru
OKC, maybe turning OETA`s satellite dish for PBS into a rain gauge!

(In Enid circa 0900 UT we had the same severe storm dumping two inches
of rain into ours; and flood watches continue. And a tornado warning
issued at 1616 UT for the Carney-Cushing OK area, just NE of OKC. At
1636 another warning for Osage County; fortunately away from Enid and
not moving thisaway. But NWS interrupting OETA programming.)

The other OKC stations remained OK, except RF 16, KOCM ``46`` Norman,
black screen and silence until recovery of Daystar gospel-huxtering at
1437 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15435, April 29 at 1822, weak Arabic talk and pop
music. Presumably SBA program 1 extended, as all references show its
span is only 1500-1800, General program (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

15205.057, April 29 at 1823, VP talk, ME song, also presumed SBA
always off-frequency here, and also on past nominal 1545-1757 span per
Aoki/NDXC, 1600-1800 per EiBi and HFCC; 500 kW, 320 degrees USward
beyond Eurotarget; WRTH lists as Qur`an program.

The next day, I am having second thots --- were these really heard at
1722 and 1723 UT, wrong times entered due to DST confusion? Must
recheck today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

17615.067, April 30 at 1416, JBA carrier from always off-frequency SBA
is nevertheless the SSOB, nothing else audible but an ever weaker one
on 17780 from BBC Ascension. Nothing audible from the other Riyadhs on
17705 & 17895 which supposedly run until 1500 and are aimed USward
unlike 17615 at 190 degrees! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 29 at 2247, VOT English to North America has
been on, but successfully all the way from *2200? Now it`s sign-off
time with ``news pre-recorded`` disclaimer; S8/S9+10, and right into
IS loop. And no German extra after 2300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1979 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue
Apr 30 at 0114 the 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair. Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so
freshest new airings are on weekends]

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

** U S A. 9470, April 29 at 1941, surprised to find something here,
Christian call-in in English, S8-S9, but tuning LSB totally separable
from much stronger 9475 WTWW-1 at S9+20. 1947 EWTN ID in passing,
guest a know-it-all about Catholic theology. 9470 is of course WEWN
English frequency registered for 09-13 UT only, 335 degrees toward ``Bejing``.

After a 6-hour break, English supposed to resume at 1900, 85 degrees
for Africa on 15610 --- but nothing on 15610 now. Recheck 2251, 9470
is still on with call-in past 2300. So is this nevertheless
deliberate, 9470 propagating much better around here anyway than
15610? Or a mistake, failure to retune transmitter after previous
emission? Normally, two US SW stations would never be authorized
simultaneously only 5 kHz apart! We shall soon find out if this recur
from 1900 UT April 30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, April 30 at 0604, WWCR open carrier at S9+10/20, and
also 3215 at S9+20/30 with some hum; while the other two are
modulating on 4840 and 5935. Another Tuesday when this happens
reliably, altho I can`t be sure it does not also happen certain other
days of week. WHY? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

DTV PIXILLATED ART FROM THE HAUSER COLLEXION

I am amassing a growing collexion of DTV breakup images from my Sanyo
screen, often producing startling/beautiful art. Each one is unique
and can never be replicated. This happens when stations are on the
verge, only partially decoding and/or when the frame freezes during a
channel change, capturing parts of two different stations. I have not
kept track of the stations, times or circumstances involved, altho
IIRC this latest one involved KDCD 31 Derby KS, which fortunately froze
long enough for grabbing a camera:
http://www.w4uvh.net/HauserDTVPixArt1.jpg
Eventually I plan to organize a gallery of these ARTifacts
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1641 UT April 30

DX Listening Digest 19-17; World of Radio 1979

Glenn Hauser
 

DX Listening Digest 19-17 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1917.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 19-17 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1979 / ALASKA A19 / ALGERIA +non / ANGUILLA / ANTARCTICA / ARGENTINA +non / ARMENIA / ASIA non / AUSTRALIA 4VL / AUSTRALIA RBA A19 / AUSTRALIA non Unique / AUSTRALIA RA/4KZ+ / BHUTAN / BRAZIL / BULGARIA / CAMEROON / CANADA +non RCI / CANADA non Radio City / CHINA +non / COLOMBIA / CONGO / CONGO DR / CUBA +non / CYPRUS / EAST TURKISTAN / ECUADOR non / EGYPT / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / ERITREA non / EUROPE / FALKLAND ISLANDS +non / FRANCE / GREECE / HAWAII / INDONESIA / INTERNATIONAL VACUUM VLBI / IRAN / IRELAND / JAPAN +non / KOREA NORTH +non / KOREA SOUTH +non / KURDISTAN non / KUWAIT / MADAGASCAR / MALAYSIA / MALDIVES / MALI +non / MEXICO +non / MONGOLIA / NETHERLANDS non / NEW ZEALAND / NIGERIA / NORTH AMERICA Pirates / NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS / OKLAHOMA K225BN/K237GE/KOMA/KOKC / OKLAHOMA KUOT-LD / OMAN / PALESTINE / PERU / PHILIPPINES / ROMANIA / SAUDI ARABIA / SOUTH AFRICA +non / SOUTH CAROLINA non / SPAIN +non / SRI LANKA / SUDAN +non / SUDAN SOUTH non / SURINAME / SWAZILAND / TAIWAN / TIBET non / TURKEY / UK non BBCWS / USA A / USA K6FRC / USA WWV/WWVH/MARS / USA RFE/RL / USA TV Marti / USA +non WOR/WBCQ/WRMI/WA0RCR/HLR/Unique / USA +non WBCQ+ / USA +non WRMI/WINB / USA WRNO / USA WTWW / USA WWCR / USA KVOZ / USA KIJN / USA KBHS / USA KLIV / USA KRND/KKGM / USA WDND/KAIR / USA +non KJAV / USA KHID/KJJF / UZBEKISTAN / VATICAN +non / ZAMBIA / UNIDENTIFIED TP carriers / UNIDENTIFIED 5990 / UNIDENTIFIED 6999 / UNIDENTIFIED 14270 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / WORLD OF HOROLOGY / MUSEA / CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES / DX-PEDITIONS / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / PROPAGATION

For restrixions and searchable 2019 contents archive see
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html
[also linx to previous years]

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

WORLD OF RADIO 1979 contents: Alaska, Argentina, Asia non, Australia
non, Bulgaria, Colombia, Cuba and non, France, Hawaii, International,
Ireland, Japan/Korea North non, Mongolia, Netherlands non, New
Zealand, Oman, South Carolina non, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkey, USA,
Venezuela non, Zambia, unID, IRCA Convention; sporadic E season;
propagation outlook

SHORTWAVE AIRINGS of WORLD OF RADIO 1979, April 26-May 2, 2019

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [NEW; confirmed]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0629 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany [resumes May 3]
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [May 10, alt weeks]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1431 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany [resumes May 3]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 [confirmed]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; confirmed 0329]
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 5950 7730 [some canceled?]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany [resumes May 4]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 [confirmed]
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 [confirmed]
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions; resumes April 30]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780
0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so
freshest new airings are on weekends]

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

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

WORLD OF RADIO PODCASTS:

Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.
http://www.rmrc.de/index.php/rmrc-audio-plattform/podcast/glenn-hauser-wor

Tnx to Keith Weston:
https://blog.keithweston.com/2018/11/22/world-of-radio-podcast/

http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlennHausersWorldOfRadio
tunein:
http://bit.ly/tuneinwor
itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/glenn-hausers-world-of-radio/id1123369861
Google Play Music:
http://bit.ly/worldofradio2

DAY-BY-DAY ARCHIVE OF GLENN HAUSER`S LOG REPORTS:
Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:
http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser

Glenn Hauser logs April 28-29, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 5980, UT Mon Apr 29 at 0245 check, nothing but Cuban jamming
noise on the new frequency for TV Martí soundtrack, at 22-03 UT but
not scheduled on weekends. However, during the previous hour at 0135,
via remotes in NY & FL, Wolfgang Bueschel was getting a ``terrible
mixture`` of VOA news in Spanish vs RRI in Romanian, which had
inadvisably shifted from 9790 to 5980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 6045, April 29 at 1203, good signal in
Korean S9/+10, with lite beep jamming underaudible. I can`t believe
this be from TAJIKISTAN site as in Aoki/NDXC for National Unity Radio
clandestine at 1200-1458. EiBi also claims TJK but at 1100-1300. Not
in HFCC at all. Rather something from E Asia/W Pacific. Steve McGreevy
suggests Taiwan. Dan Sheedy, Moonlight Beach CA logged it several
times in April with same too-good-for-Tajikistan observation. Ivo
Ivanov assumes TJK, having replaced 7235 in mid-April.

Also relevant, this from Ron Howard earlier: ``BHUTAN. 6035, BBS,
1114-1120*, on April 5. Pop songs till transmitter off. The good news
is that the recent jamming spur heard here from 6045, has ended, as
National Unity Radio has moved away from 6045, taking the N. Korea
jamming with them`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 540, April 29 at 1129 UT, Mexican NA from WSW, different
version choral with band and heavy drumming, and an odd time for it
too, perhaps its sign-on. 1130 no ID but immediate prayer to Jehová,
YL solo hymn? to mi ciudad, finally 1135 full ID for XETX, La Ranchera
de Paquimé, street address in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, also FM
90.5, Grupo BM Radio, another informal slogan preceded by ``La Mera
Mera ---`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 570, April 29 at 1102 UT, choral multiverse NA from SSW,
until 1105 fades for ID but Monterrey mentioned, i.e. XEBJB (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 580, April 29 at 1100 UT, M&W newscast including F and C
weather for the frontera, Piedras Negras; holding its own against
opposite WIBW Topeka, making 63/minute SAH = 1.05 Hz. Obviously
``XEMU``, new legal call of which is XELRDA standing for La Ranchera
Del Aire (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 610, April 29 at 1104 UT, Coahuila mentioned, Grupo M(?)
Radio. I would assume XEBX Sabinas, but it`s thought to have moved to
FM 105.9 with 610 deleted from WRTH 2019. http://www.radioxebx.com/ is
merely under construxion as ``La Primera`` on 105.9 AND 610. There has
been a CP for another Coahuilan on 610, XESORN in Saltillo to replace
XESAC which is definitely gone. Must monitor 610 again closely (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 650, April 29 at 1100 UT, no signal yet, but recheck 1108,
now Mexican music from southwest and 1111 `Buenos Días, Yarderos`,
well-known wakeup show from XETNT, Radio 65 altho neither call nor
slogan heard today. DJ mixes in plugs for local mercados in Los
Mochis, Sinaloa; 1137 greeting listeners by name still in BDY show.
Still no sign of sibling station XEGS Guasave, altho more QRM on 610
from KCSP, and Coahuila earlier. At ToH 1200 the two used to join for
newscast, too late now.

So XETNT is definitely still on AM. Replying April 26 to my previous
non-log, Raymie Humbert in AZ on the WTFDA Forum:

``XETNT should never have stayed on past a year; it was not the Mochis
station with a continuity obligation. (That would be 540 XEHS-AM, on
the air for the benefit of 27,552 people.) On the other hand, XEGS is
continuity obligated. More than 21,000 people depend on it for their
only radio service. Most continuity obligation stations are on low
frequencies. There's still the chance, of course, someone wants to run
a social AM radio station and assumes the continuity obligation.
That's happening with XEEJ Puerto Vallarta, which will soon yield to a
new station XECSBK on 650. Other frequencies that are part of
continuity obligations are being advertised the same way.`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 710, April 29 at 1113 UT, gravelly Low-German preacher, his
home on XEDP Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, not off-frequency today; by
1138 back to Spanish with regional weather, 5:39 TC, plugs its
whatsapp link, details of a fatal DUI --- conduciendo borracho?
traffic accident (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 780v, April 29 at 1116 UT, semi-local KSPI Stillwater music
carefully nulled, for Spanish producing low audible heterodyne (but
not as bad as 740 KRMG torn up by XEQN Torreón), mentions Monclova,
ads, something on carretera 30 which runs roughly between Monclova and
Torreón, and CCI from another XE, 1118 fade-out. So it`s XEWGR in
Monclova (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 820, April 29 at 1141 UT, slow SAH against WBAP nulled for
``Canal 800-20, ABC Radio`` IDs between guitar songs, again at 1143 by
when it`s dominating WBAP, i.e. XEABCA, Mexicali BCN. No storm noise
on band this morning, the lightning having migrated from KS last night
to the dayside in MO; also a storm around Yuma, but not bothering this
station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 930, April 29 at 1145-1148 UT, WKY in a promotional loop
with slight variations, slogans by YL such as ``La casa de deportes en
Oklahoma City`` (or would that be ``caza``?) also plugging ESPN,
Oklahoma City Thunder, call letters always in English, mixed with SFX,
yelling (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1979 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
April 28 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, JBA.

Also confirmed UT Monday April 29 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, good S9+10

Also confirmed UT Monday April 29 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, fair

Also confirmed UT Monday April 29 from 0300 on Area 51 webcast, and
this week also modulating on WBCQ 5130.42, but VP in storm noise from
Kansas.

Also confirmed UT Monday April 29 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, very poor.

Next:
1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so
freshest new airings are on weekends]

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

** U S A. 7505v, April 29 at 1256, WRNO VG S9+20 in Christian Chinese,
presumably about to close at 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 15825 & 13845, April 29 around 1320, both these WWCRs are
getting a sporadic-E boost altho not imbooming yet, rather than JBA
over too-close 1-megameter path. Correlates nicely with an OK/TN
contact on 10m shown by DX Maps - but not into VHF yet (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, April 29 at 1121-
1128 UT, before LSR of 1141 here:: 774, 756-WSW, 747, 702-WSW(2), 675
-WSW, 657-WSW, 612-WSW, 846-WSW, 882-WSW(2), 1035-WSW, 1098-W. The
ones without a DF I could not be sure of maybe both WSW and NW (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1639 UT April 29

Glenn Hauser logs April 27-28, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST UPDATED

Hi Glenn, My latest Hitlist update.
http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) IRAN - IRIB: Deleted link to obsolete Listeners Special old archive
(page no longer found). Current archive link is still valid.

2) Netherlands - Studio 52: [NEW] Added station links

3) New Zealand - RNZ: Update to UTC offset notations.

4) Russia - R Rossii: Updated link to programme schedule

5) South Sudan - Eye R: Deleted link to SW freqs (page no longer
found) [supposedly going off air after April per Ivo --- gh]

6) Syria - R Damascus: Deleted alternate link to downloads (only one
episode from 2017 was listed there)

7) UK - BBCWS: Update to link to BBC online progs

8) USA - WRMI: Updated links to programme schedule grids (old 9955 kHz
grid no longer being updated)

Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be in
late May. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe, April 28, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11860, Saturday April 27 at 1950, surprised to hear
Radio Martí as since this frequency was added, it had always been Mon
-Fri only --- strange scheduling perhaps required by some budget
limitation? Altho Cuban jammers formerly kept on here even weekends,
not now, and in the clear unlike 11930 & 13605. So with RTVM expanding
usage, like also on 5980, now it makes sense for dentro-Cuban over-
jamming super-vigilance. Latest HFCC still has GB 11860 at 1400-2200
M-F only.

11860 recheck April 27 at 2248, now much weaker Spanish --- o, not //
RM, but now the RHC spur out of // 11850, scheduled to start at 2100,
so a one-hour overlap is likely (and Cuba jamming itself when they
catch on).

11860, Sunday April 28 at 1517, RM on again, seems atop jamming about
like 11930.

BTW, in his April NASWA Journal column, discussing the proposed FY
2020 USAGM budget, Kim Elliott says, ``It looks like OCB and USAGM are
satisfied with the progress of access to new media in Cuba, strongly
hinting that the Greenville shortwave site may no longer be needed``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5900, April 28 at 0537, JBA carrier, presumed this late not
Bulgaria but the RHC leapfrog mixing product of 6100 over 6000.
Surveying the intentional English frequencies with blues music:
6165, JBM at S9/+10
6100, undermodulated at S9+30
6060, good modulation, S9+20/30
6000, undermodulated at S9+10/20, a bit louder than 6165
5040, good like 6060. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12000, April 28 at 1319, RHC is S5-S6, axually better than
fundamental 6000 deeper in the noise level, during `Amigos de Cuba`,
not a mere mailbag as the name implies, including full addresses of
faithful correspondents for penpal purposes, like someone in Ecuador.
If you are a ``friend of a really FREE Cuba``, do not apply.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-AM, April 27 at 2232, soft music, later rock,
only one brief announcement uncopied, off abruptly at 2304* without a
word. S8 to S9+5. Several logs here say it was Wave Radio:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,53420.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 101.5, April 27 at 2320 UT, KOCD Okeene OK is
OFF again, the satellite of Radio Salvación, 93.9 KWDW-LP OKC. Not
even cutting on for 7 seconds at a time. It had been on OK for a few
weeks.

101.5, April 28 at 1513 recheck, Spanish back, weaker than KOCD should
be and fading, with commercials and iHeart mentions, so obviously the
100 kW in Liberal KS (almost OK panhandle), KSMM, breaking for weather
capsule en inglés; 101 punto 5 ID in Spanish, can`t copy slogan but
WTFDA lists as ``La Mexicana`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 9675.033, April 27 at 2001, VP talk S5-S7, OOFSOB but
clearly off-frequency. It`s SRI in Turkish at 1800-2100, 500 kW, 340
degrees from Riyadh, also USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 27 at 2230, VOT English to N America is AWOL
again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1979 monitoring: confirmed Saturday April 27
at 2100 on WRMI 9955, fair.

Also confirmed UT Sunday April 28 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, very good.

Also confirmed UT Sunday April 28 at 0339 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO,
S9+20 vs plenty of storm crashes, about 10 minutes into, so started
circa 0329. Next:

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so
freshest new airings are on weekends]

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

** U S A. AAAWWW UT Sat April 27 on WBCQ: John Carver heard it all:

``Tonight's show started more or less on time on 7490. Allan and
Angela in the studio in FLA. Allan states that he's not feeling well.
Also announces that from this evening on his show would be known as
Allan & Angela Worldwide and instructed Larry to change the name on
the program schedule.

First phone call at 0006 from Dave in Indiana. A very drunk phone
call. A much calmer Allan tackles recent political problems yet again.
Phone call at 0015 with a reception report and comments on the
political talk. The longer he talked the more wound up Allan got, to
the point that he announced that he'd seen demons before and figured
out how to drive them away with electromagnetic frequencies and that
the last time he tried that, one of his transmitters caught on fire
and was destroyed.

He also trucked out his old rap about knowing that the FBI, CIA etc.
monitored his program and he appealed to the Secret Service to be more
vigilant in their watch of Trump as he was sure that someone would
attempt to kill him.

Phone call at 0042 from Dave in Indiana again. Reading of emails at
0049. Phone call at 0051 from Canada with a question about the
previous email that Allan read. Dave in Indiana on the phone again at
0053 and still drunk.

In response to an email, Allan announced that the superstation would
begin testing on 9330 this coming week. Possibly on Tuesday, Wednesday
or Thursday and to check his tweets for further information.

Next email took him to task for ruining shortwave with his political
ranting and raving. Allan said he was sorry the listener felt that way
and that he was free to turn the knob on his radio to something else
but it was a free speech station, his transmitter and his program and
he would speak whatever was on his mind.

Then he said he would try to have more radio talk on next week`s show.
Quick prayer at 0100. Show off the air at 0104 followed by music. 7490
was off the air at 0109. John`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475 & 5830, April 27 at 2000, both WTWW-1 frequencies are
still/again off, even during ham radio diversion from racist SFAW.
Also neither audible at 1600 April 28 check: transmitter breakdown
rather than mixup? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1913 UT April 28