Date   
FTIOM & UBMP, June 23-29

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, June 23-29:
No interviews this week. Instead, we listen to some selections from EGREM's 45 D'lujo and 55 D'lujo compilation series. The 12-CD set for 55 d'lujo has over 200 songs and was awarded a special prize in Cubadisco 2019.
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, June 23 and 25, 2019:
Episode 118, Electric Turkey, dives into the psychedelic music scene in Turkey in the 1970s.
The broadcasts 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 June 18-19, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA [and non]. 14900, June 18 at 1333, Chinese at S3-S6, CNR1
jammer only, // 15165 heavy mix with VOA Chinese. Also JBA on 14700.
13130 & 13070 at 1346 JBA carriers; 12880 at 1351, big S8/S9+10 //
11785. All these are accounted for in EiBi and/or Aoki/NDXC as CNR1
jammers on Sound of Hope frequencies, except 14700. 12455 at 1352, JBA
carrier too but write this one off since it`s 1390 KCRC kHz below
13845 WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, June 18 at 0546, RHC in English at S9+20 but again with
big hum --- wiggle that patchcord! Something`s always wrong at RNC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, June 18 at 0545, TGAV Radio Verdad is back, VP
signal vs noise level; despite transmitter ``collapse``. It seems it
was just a blown fuse, but of course that could still indicate a
bigger problem. Manuel Méndez, Spain, received this early UT June 18
from Dr Madrid:

``I have good news: Radio Truth is on the air with full power. After
some checking, I decided to start transmitter. When I put power on,
there happened a strong explosion on Module B, but transmitter went on
the air with 300 watts power. Then I installed a spare Module, and it
came on the air with full power. I still need to get the 15 A, 600 V.
thermal fuse though. I adapted a regular 15 A, 250 V fuse for the mean
time. That`s a very difficult fuse to get in Guatemala. I will keep
you informed. May God bless you. Édgar Amílcar Madrid, Radio Truth``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 12923-CW, June 18 at 1346, a rare CQ marker: CQ CQ CQ
DE HLW2 HLW2 HLW2 QSX 12 MHZ K. That`s Seoul Radio as in EiBi, but
call shown as innumeric HLW only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, June 18 at 0551, VON on early again with song
accompanied by thumb piano, S9+10/20, but 0552 cut to humbuzz, off and
on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, June 18 at 0559, WBCQ-6 bigsig ending ``Dixie``, ID
and rock music; 0604 ``Heart of Gold`` song. 0606 replay another song
I remember hearing the previous afternoon; if only I could make out my
dozy scribbling of its title. Mauno Ritola says this ran until 1000
switch to old transmitter.

9330.124, June 18 at 1421, TOM music same as on 9395 WRMI so once
again in the mornings, back to classic transmitter, off the Super6.

9330.000, June 18 at 2108, WBCQ-6 on again at S9+10/20 with an AWWW
playback when he was talking about trains --- Monticello had a
passenger station until ~1953y; later a lengthy conversation with J.P.
On the phone about eroding privacy due to internet. Not checked again
until 0007 UT June 19 with rock music. More of that not checked again
until 0440 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, June 18 at 1353, WEWN Spanish is poor S7 but no FM
spurs on the high side, evidently fixed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0502 UT June 19

Glenn Hauser logs June 16-17-18, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 6100, UT Monday June 17 at 0620, RHC English S9+20/30 but
suptorted; I can tell it`s Arnie but combined with his slurred speech
it`s really hard to understand what he is saying on `DXers Unlimited`.
// 6165 is weaker but a bit clearer. 6060 & 6000 are OFF. 5040 is
still on and in English, S9+20 but with a big hum --- and in a few
seconds, modulation stops except for the hum, as I guess the
sloppyrators are finally about to turn it off late. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, June 17 at 1350, RHC is VP only S6-S8, unusually much
weaker than // 13700 at S9+10/20. At least neither is off-frequency
nor putting out spurs. But something`s still always wrong at RHC. 1351
starts `Estampas de Cuba` show which is not about stamps --- altho run
across for years, appears nowhen on program sked
http://www.radiohc.cu/interesantes/programacion
nor via audio on demand archive:
http://www.radiohc.cu/audios
A truly secret show! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1986 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
June 16 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, JBA.

Also confirmed UT Monday June 17 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, good, following
the crazy ``SonPower Radio on 5850, 7455 and 9395`` ID.

Also confirmed UT Monday June 17 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, JBA.

Also confirmed UT Monday June 17 from 0302 on WBCQ-6, 9330.00, during
a SuperStation test carrying Area 51 programming; VG S9+30/40!! while
on original 5130.371 it`s JBA. Unfortunately there is no assurance or
expectation that any WOR on 9330 will become permanent.

Also confirmed UT Monday June 17 at 0330 on WRMI 9955; a few minutes
earlier it was S9+10.

Also confirmed Monday June 17 starting at 1816.30 on IRRS/NEXUS 7290
via Romania, VG via UTwente SDR, strong modulation, and no ACI or CCI.
Tuned in at 1814 to some talk about gout! And into Aïda theme before
WOR started, and ended at 1845:15; ID and 1846 Feature Story News from
London. After 1900 I noticed that Dan Roberts` Shortwave Report` was
playing, i.e. recordings of a few of his favorite stations; not a DX
show.

WOR 1986 also confirmed UT Tuesday June 18 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA.
Next:

0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [and/or 2130]
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]

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

** U S A. 9330.00, June 16 at 2103, WBCQ-6 is back on testing, S9+25
with gospel huxter, ID, rock music; while 7490+ is JBA at the Sunday
hour scheduled for `Marion`s Attic` which is unlistenable most of the
year on that lower daytime frequency. Too bad it`s not appearing on
9330 --- retune at 2114, now old music, as `Attic` has been picked up,
late! Enough bigsig into the NRD-545 for AMS wideband listening ---
but in this case, it just boosts the scratches on the inherently lo-fi
music. VG except for some selective fading. Presumably well over 100
kW, but no news yet that WBCQ has run the new Continental at fullbore
500 kW.

No time here for continuous listening, so I wonder if the next 7490
program, `UBMP`, followed on 9330 at 2200? Harry Shearer`s `Le Show`
would be next at 2300, but must not have been as no such closing on
9330 before 2400.

At 0000 UT Monday June 17, 9330 starting `Johnny Lightning`, so now
it`s duplicating Area 51 programming fromo 5130+v. Spot chex during
next trihour show he`s live and aware he`s also on 9330 this week.

We were hoping A51 would stick past 0300, since that would put WORLD
OF RADIO on 9330 --- and so it did, starting slightly late at 0302;
and HRI followed, but at 0400 there is disco music for an hour (?).
After 0500 ID and old `Allan Weiner Worldwide` playback from the era
when Angela was merely his girlfriend; but you never know if or when
he will mention the current YOOL date of the original live broadcast.

9330.00 at 0616 is still on with rock music at S9+20/30, strongest
signal on band.

9330.14, June 17 at 1305 next check, now back to the ``classic``
transmitter, off-frequency with Brother Scare. Which number applies to
it?

9330.00, June 17 at 2100 is next check, now on caradio, when #6 is
back on with another `AWWW` playback, but cosmikdebris and Jane
substituting, originally on March 29, 2019 as conveniently announced
at the outset. First topic is the HAARP tests by Amanda Dawn Christie,
then current. As usual, when Larry Will is doing it, he plays a good
deal of music during the hour, which AW never does. VG signal has no
trouble stopping the BST-1 memory scan.

Unchecked what appeared in the 22-23 hour, but at 2300, ``WTO`` again
and 2303 AW himself starting another WW playback, this time with date
April 4. 2019, ``didn`t want to get political, but ---`` initial rant
against income tax, which he says is illegal since the XVI Amendment
was never ratified by enough states. Really?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_protester_Sixteenth_Amendment_arguments

The hour before 0100 UT June 18 has more rock music; at 0100 yet
another `AWWW` playback, starting with cabinet resignations in Canada
some months ago, which Canadian Angela should have been following.
Concludes with `news` that Brother Stair is out of jail. 0200 back to
rock music.

AW`s twits and WBCQ website are not giving any info about 9330
programming during these tests. Program guide is even more out of date
than before, claiming e.g. that WOR is on 9330 almost daily at 2330,
which stopped well over a year ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 12060-12120 approx., June 16 at 2112, WEWN-FM still here
peaking around 12078 at S7-S5, Spanish, while correct AM frequency
12050 is only S1-S4. Most of the power is going out on this horrible
spur. Night frequency in Spanish 5970 has no such problems, a
different transmitter. Kai Ludwig says, ``I'd say the error pattern
points at the modulator as culprit``,

12065-12095 approx., June 17 at 1309, WEWN-FM centered a bit higher
around 12085, Spanish and music, vs VOA Korean 12080; while WEWN 12050
is JBA.

There has been a lot of discussion of this on the WOR iog, and I have
forwarded some of it to Glen Tapley at WEWN. Finally started getting
replies June 17, culminating at 1648 with:

``Glenn, Appreciate your info. Can your contacts take another look
this afternoon? I think we may have it under control but would
appreciate feedback. Thanks, Glen``

Such as this from Jim Barrett - Elmira, NY, who has been following
this major problem closely, to the WOR io group:

``At 1815 UT Jun 17, WEWN 12050 noted on my local SDR in the
northeastern US with clean modulation, though a somewhat weak signal.
Perhaps they had to cut back overall transmitter power to prevent the
distortion. Checked the KiwiSDR in Key West, FL where it is a bit
stronger`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0207 UT June 18

DX Listening Digest 19-24; World of Radio 1986

Glenn Hauser
 

DX Listening Digest 19-24 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1924.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 19-24 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1986 / AFGHANISTAN / ANGUILLA / ANTARCTICA +non / ANTIGUA / AUSTRALIA Unique / AUSTRALIA 4KZ / AUSTRALIA +non ABC/AFP / BHUTAN / BOLIVIA / BRAZIL +non / BULGARIA / CANADA +non CFRX / CANADA non BVB / CHINA +non / CONGO DR / COOK ISLANDS / CUBA +non / DENMARK / EAST TURKISTAN / ECUADOR +non / EGYPT / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / ERITREA +non / FINLAND / FRANCE +non / GUINEA / HUNGARY / INDIA / INDONESIA / INTERNATIONAL INTERNET Gilles / INTERNATIONAL VACUUM GEO+ / JAPAN +non / KOREA NORTH +non / KOREA SOUTH / KUWAIT / LAOS / LIBERIA / MALAYSIA / MALI / MEXICO +non / MONGOLIA / MYANMAR / NETHERLANDS non / NEW ZEALAND / NIGERIA / NORTH AMERICA YHWH / OKLAHOMA WBBZ / OKLAHOMA K17JN-D / OKLAHOMA non KZMB-LD / OMAN / PHILIPPINES / RUSSIA / SAUDI ARABIA / SOLOMON ISLANDS / SOUTH CAROLINA non / SUDAN non / SUDAN SOUTH non / THAILAND / TURKEY / UK John Tidmarsh / UK BBCWS / UK BBC/TV / USA +non VOA+ / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR/Unique/IRRS / USA WRMI / USA WBCQ / USA WTWW / USA WRNO / USA WEWN / USA WWCR / USA non ABF / USA FBN / USA WABC / USA KRLD / USA KHIL+ / USA KZIP / USA KFKA / USA Public Media / USA ESPN-Deportes / USA FCC/pirate / VATICAN +non / YEMEN non / ZANZIBAR / UNIDENTIFIED 6170 / UNIDENTIFIED 7989 / UNIDENTIFIED 9395 / UNIDENTIFIED 9610-9630 / UNIDENTIFIED 17550 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES / DX-PEDITIONS / RADIO PHILATELY / MUSEA / 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 1986 contents: Antarctica, Australia, Brasil, Denmark,
East Turkistan, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Japan non, Korea
North non, Madagascar, Mexico and non, Mongolia, Nigeria and non,
North America, Russia, Sudan South non, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA and
non, Vatican, receiver news; and the propagation outlook.

Completed June 13, ready for first airings Friday June 14:
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1986.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1986.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

1000 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 [confirmed]
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany [not confirmed]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2030 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 [NEW - confirmed]
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 [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; also 9330 test]
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania [confirmed]
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 [and/or 2130]
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 June 15-16, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA. 13160, June 15 at 1251, Chinese is JBA and // 11825, i.e.
CNR1 jammers. Also 14700 JBA at 1253, and 14980 JBA carrier, all of
which are against Sound of Hope (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, June 15 at 0546, RHC English service revived here
unlike Spanish last night, since music is now // 49m frequencies: 6000
& 6060 remain OFF; 6165 is JBM, leaving only 6100 with good signal and
modulation. Its X 2, 12200 is a JBA carrier now. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9640, June 15 at 1257, RHC is S9+10 but suptorted.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025V, June 16 at 0558, R. Rebelde carrier is wobbling
audibly with BFO; either that or CCI from another signal slightly
offset, but I can`t imagine R. Quillabamba could do that or even be on
air at this hour. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, June 15 at 0545, no signal from TGAV, Radio
Verdad, normally on air until about 0615*. That`s because the
transmitter ``collapsed`` per this from Dr. Madrid:

CC of a message to Ralph Wayne Borthwick, VA7GF, the engineer who has
repaired Radio Truth transmitter in the past:

``Last night by 8:30 pm (Guatemala time) [0230 UT June 14], Radio
Truth's Short Wave transmitter collapsed. It was not raining, neither
any other abnormal situation. I made the diagnose this morning, and am
attaching the results. The situation is not on my capacity, and we
need you to make the repairs. I still have to find a way to finance
your travel and repairs. I hope you are able to find a way to
Guatemala. Please unload the attachments with all details and
pictures. May God be with you. Yours in Christ.
Édgar Amílcar Madrid, Radio Truth, Chiquimula, Guatemala, C. A.``

On June 15, Dr Madrid replied to an inquiry from Manuel Mendez,
Spain:

``Yes, Radio Truth is off air from last night. Our transmitter was
burned out, and it is not on capacity to fix it. I have to wait until
Eng. Ralph Borthwick comes from Canada to fix it. I am trying to put
on the air a small anateur radio on on the meanwhile. I plan to
attempt that this afternoon. May God be with you, and keep tune.``

4055 again absent June 16 at 0557 check. Manuel forwards a further
reply on June 16:

``We may be off air for several weeks. I attempted to put on the air a
small transceiver today, but it didn´t work. We have to wait until
Ralph Borthwick is able to come to Guatemala.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17550.563, June 15 at 2053, JBA carrier, probably R.
Kuwait`s Arabic to us, a widely variable/jumpable transmitter.
However, I can`t be 100% sure since computers in the house also
transmit such things all over the SW bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1986 monitoring: confirmed by Ivo
Ivanov, Bulgaria: ``World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, June 15
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/06/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_15.html
0630-0659 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, weak signal``

Noel R. Green in NW England replies on the WOR io group: ``Unlike
Ivo's reception, 6190 was better than usual strength this morning at
tune in towards the end of Glenn's WOR. The signal was reaching a S-9
level on my meter at times, but even so, it was a difficult to copy
signal due to the ever present local noise``

Not confirmed the next HLR broadcast, Sat June 16 at 1430 on
9485-CUSB; absolutely no trace audible via UTwente SDR, just huge
splash from 9490 Romania.

15770, June 15 at 2056, surprised to hear me in a routine bandscan.
Yes, now showing on the WRMI skedgrid is an additional WORLD OF RADIO
airing Saturdays at 2030 on 15770. First time on this frequency, I
think, aimed NE toward Europe, mostly with SMTV daytime, but
additional stuff tacked on before and after. Despite unfavorable
azimuth for us to the NW, has been coming in better with sporadic E
boosts. Not // 9395, the only other audible WRMI frequency; 7780 JBA
carrier.

WORLD OF RADIO 1986 further monitoring: immediately repeated Saturday
June 15 at 2100 on WRMI 9955 after IS & ID loop, but upcut JIP in
theme music, missing: ``This is Glenn Hauser, with WORLD OF RADIO
1986``. Fair-good but can also detect slight pulse jamming already.

Also confirmed, UT Sunday June 16 at 0140, the 0130 on WRMI 5850, very
good.

Due to severe storm noise could not confirm at 0330 UT Sunday June 16
on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, but probably my voice amid WOR.

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 3210-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 [and/or 2130]
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]

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

** U S A. 9395, UT Sunday June 16 at 0000, WRMI with new program
``Radio for Peace International``, opening with faux timepips, IDs in
French, English at least, then into woman lexuring only in French.
Checked here tnx to tip from Alan Gale, England earlier June 15 to the
WOR io group:

Hi All, I just saw this on the WRMI Facebook page: Alan.

``New program in wrmi from Friday, June 14th

RADIO FOR PEACE INTERNATIONAL is being reactivated, although the new
RFPI is not related to the old one in Costa Rica. We will emit in
Short Wave on WRMI on frequencies of 15770 kHz on Friday at 2000-2100
UT for the Maghreb, 9395 kHz on Saturday at 2000-2100 hours Eastern
Time in North America (0000-0100 UT Sunday), and on 6070 kHz in Europe
and on our website http://www.rfpi.eu

You'll be able to listen to our podcast shows on i-tunes, youtube
podcasting platforms and on our facebook page.

The broadcasts will be structured around 45-50 minute conferences on
subjects that are related to peace, humanism, human rights,
sustainable development ...

The goal is not to impose a reality but to provide food for thought so
that everyone can walk in respect, listening, sharing in order to
build peace together``

Well, if it is unrelated to RFPI CR, this is not a ``reactivation``.
We were expecting this to start the week before, Friday June 7 at 2000
on 15770 when the air was dead instead.

Contrary to the above, Ivo Ivanov says these RFPI are monthly:
``2000-2100 15770 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu French 2nd Fri
1900-2000 on 6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu French 2nd Sat
0000-0100 on 9395 YFR 100 kW / 355 deg to ENAm French 2nd Sun``

But, but, altho June 14 was the second Friday, June 15 and 16,
obviously? are the *third* Saturday and Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, June 16 at 1654, WBCQ-6 is on again, new
transmitter testing, with oldtime hymn, soon into Brother Scare
roarer; S9+10 with fading; much stronger than JBA 9265 WINB, 9395
WRMI, but even WBCQ cannot overcome the noise level. Recheck at 1754,
off again, neither 9330v transmitter detectable.

Manfred Korn in Stuttgart was also hearing AAAWWW June 16 between 04
and 05 on 9330, which must have been another #6 test (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12065-12120 approx., June 16 at 1348, WEWN Spanish with huge
loud spurblob audible over this range, best readable in FM mode (much
like the old RHC 13/15 MHz spurs which thankfully have not been heard
in months). Center is very approx. 12082-12083. There is also a very
weak S7-S9 AM signal on source 12050. Can`t even detect VOA Korean on
12080 until 1421 when a carrier is there under this mess.
Recheck at 1652: still readable only in Fm mode altho distorted, now
seems centered closer to 12078; 1755 recheck, same but weaker.

I notified Glen Tapley about this for the third time. This is very
like a previous report to the WOR io group by Jim Barrett:

``USA WEWN 12082 v 12085 11 Jun 2019 1400 UTC to 20:50 UTC --- Since
the 1400 scheduled sign-on of WEWN Spanish service on 12050, the
transmission has actually been centered on (approximately) 12082. The
audio is very distorted, and demodulates best in NBFM mode on my
KiwiSDR. No question that it is WEWN. In listening I have heard many
mentions of “Radio Católica Mundial”, and a dialog about Marian
devotions.

In the meantime, 12050 is completely in the clear, and I believe I am
hearing Radio Ndarason International from Tchad. Pop music and dialogs
in what sounds very much like an African language. Being received well
at 2058, though scheduled 2100 sign-off is fast approaching. Jim
Barrett, Elmira, NY``.

Meanwhile Jim has filed another report today at 1746 matching my obs,
which I forward to Tapley as his fourth notice:

``WEWN 12050, still major problems --- Sunday June 16 - WEWN is still
suffering major problems with distorted modulation on their 12050 kHz
Spanish service beginning at 1400 UT and continuing to the present
time (1745).

There is a weak carrier on 12050, with a very small amount of AM
modulation, but the bulk of the RF energy is concentrated in a broad,
highly distorted sideband centered (at this time) at about 12078,
though it drifts up and down somewhat. Even using very broad filters
on my RSP1A SDR, I can’t recover any useable audio in any mode - AM,
USB/LSB or FM.

I noted the transmitter was off air all day Wednesday and Thursday
June 12 and 13, and thought that station engineers might be working on
whatever technical problem might be causing this, but when it returned
to the air Friday, the same problem noted earlier in the week was
still present.

It’s possible that fixing the problem might require parts not
currently available, but I’m surprised that they continue running this
broadcast despite the obvious malfunction. They are certainly not in
compliance with FCC requirements for frequency stability or
modulation/spectral purity. This is not RHC. Jim Barrett - Elmira, NY
USA`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 88.7 WBFM, June 15 circa 1730 UT on caradio, KLVV Ponca
City OK has CCI from something, very unusual. Dxmaps.com do not show
sporadic E MUF now anywhere near 88 MHz. It`s not KWTU Tulsa, only 5
kW, since the QRM is not classical music. In Kansas there are four
88.7s, all of them very low power and not near. That leaves the most
likely possibility per WTFDA FM Database:

KAJT 88.7 ADA OK USA 31.0 31.0 73.0 73.0 34-46-32 96-35-15
RELIGIOUS TEACHING THE SONLIFE RADIO NETWORK
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1947 UT June 16

Glenn Hauser logs June 14-15, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA [non]. The annual BBCWS winter solstice special for the
British Antarctic Survey is coming up next Friday June 21, and we have
been expecting a dry-run frequency test sometime during the preceding
week. Ivo Ivanov got the details to the WOR iog several hours ahead,
to pick the best three out of four:

June 14 at 2130-2145, so I try all four frequencies here at 2135:
7360-Ascension, JBA carrier; 9455-Woofferton, JBA S4-S6 not WRMI;
5990-UAE, JBA carrier; 5875 Woofferton, JJBBA carrier. About as
expected here way off the target.

Then at 2139 I check the same via UTwente SDR, and hear an interview
about football, maybe regular BBCWS programming at the moment: 7360
good but with pervasive Ascension hum --- Kai Ludwig wonders if that
would disqualify it? Not at all, one or two ASC transmitters remain in
full service this way, hums to Africa often audible. 9455 good with no
hum; 5875 very good; 5990 UAE however is VP, JBA back in Europe (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11500, 11460, 11440, 11120, June 14 at 1253, and 12800 at
1259, all CNR1 jammers JBA as on the Aoki/NDXC jammed Sound of Hope
roster (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, June 14 at 0527, RHC in Spanish instead of English as
scheduled this hour --- maybe deliberately since there is no 49mb
Spanish all evening with 6060 transmitter gone for weeks. A breakdown,
or inexplicable scheduling change? As for what`s left of English, at
0522: 6165 S9+10 and JBM, 6100 best, 6000 undermodulated. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13739.240, June 14 at 1301, RHC self-knocked way
off-frequency again today after quite a normal spell on 13740.00,
while // 13700 remains .00. Something or other is always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 9860, June 14 at 0505, R. Japan ID amid news in
English, good S9+10 to S8, VATICAN relay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7485, June 14 at 0429, anti-Christ pirate, Station
YHWH slid up to here probably to avoid ute QRM on 7480; S9+10 vs
considerable fading and noise. Still screeding past 0502, later than
usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1986 monitoring: confirmed first US
SWBC, Friday June 14 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, good S9+10/S9 and no
jamming. Also confirmed at 0150 the 0130 UT Saturday June 15 on WRMI
7780, fair in storm noise level. Next:

0629 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1431 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850
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 3210-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 [and/or 2130]
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]

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

** U S A. 9330+, June 14 at 0428, Brother Scare on WBCQ, switched back
to the old off-frequency transmitter, after having been on the new
exact one when last checked at 0136, which was second night of testing
it, but briefer and boringer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.1, UT Sat June 15 at 0002, WBCQ with ``William Tell
Overture`` theme to `Allan and Angela Weiner WorldWide``, S9+10/20 but
plenty of storm noise; also on 9330.1 ``classic`` transmitter, S9-S7,
somewhat less noise but also less signal, so S/N is slightly better on
the lower. AW says on all four frequencies tonight, but nothing
audible vs noise level on 5130+ or 3265-.

Quickly interrupted by a caller somewhere who I think was saying not
heard on 5130. Allan says the new Continental transmitter issue has
been fixed. Thalès in France air-shipped a replacement tube ring,
which was the part that broke and leaked water. Now it has interlock
issues --- won`t operate if there is any HV danger, apparently false
positives? At this point, 0009 it`s time for me to leave for tonight`s
Enid Chautauqua performance by ``Che Guevara`` --- the actor needs
some more Spanish pronunciation instruxion.

Over to John Carver for his full report on tonight`s AAAWWW:

``Tonight's show started a few seconds early on 7490 after some fill
music. Comments over the theme said that they were broadcasting on all
frequencies this evening and there were issues with the new
transmitter. Allan and Angela in the studio. A phone call immediately
from Freddie with questions about the transmitter. Allan said that the
transmitter has been repaired after the water leak but antenna work
was ongoing.

He said that now there was a problem with the interlock mechanism on
the transmitter. Says he would like to have a transmitter that could
operate more than twelve hours before shutting down. Says it's all
damn digital crap. Way too many computers involved. He stated that for
three million dollars the damn thing should work.

He's still shooting for a start date of July 1 but says that if
antenna work isn't finished they will only be broadcasting at night so
the work on the antenna can continue during the day.

Phone call at 0029 from Canada with questions about receivers and
antennas in general. Phone call at 0039 from Ramsey commenting on the
signal strength during this past week's tests. Phone call at 0049 from
Bill Smith in prison. Says he's getting out of prison this next
Wednesday. Reading of emails at 0054 along with another phone call
from Freddie. Allan asks him to hold on so he can read the emails.
Closing prayer at 0100.

Allan mentions that 3265 will only be running Friday, Saturday and
Sundays because of operating expense. Program was off the air at 0104.
7490 was off the air at 0111 after some more music. John Mid-North
Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0436 UT June 15

Glenn Hauser logs June 12-13-14, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 6230, June 12 at 0608, JBA carrier detectable from the RHC
leapfrog mixing product of 6100 over 6165 another 65 kHz beyond. Both
just barely modulated, but enough signal for leaping, S9+20 and S9+10
respectively. Meanwhile, the other scheduled English frequencies, 6060
and 6000 are both OFF. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, June 12 at 1409, this RHC sounds dead air, but by
straining, JBM; while // 15140 is OK. Something`s always wrong at RHC
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17550, June 12 at 2058, R. Kuwait, music, best heard yet
achieving S5, fading to S2. We should log this every day while we can
at midsummer, since the other 10-11 months will be totally inaudible,
hi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. 5995, June 12 at 0610, S9 of hilife music, as R. Mali is
sufficiently modulated and no RHC aside 6000 to bother it (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, June 12 at 0606, VON is on at S9+10/20 but
undermodulated; BTW, 24 hours earlier June 11, when I found it to be
off, Ivo Ivanov had it instead on 9689.9 where I did not check, but
has happened before. Also at this same time June 12, he reports the
DRM transmitter was also active with Hausa on 15119.9. Alan Roe
suggests it was for a special occasion, National Democracy Day (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15730, June 13 at 1302-1304*, S9+10 open carrier, typical
Greenville-B morning day shift transmitter test on a frequency
scheduled much later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1985 monitoring: confirmed
Wednesday June 12 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, S8-S3, not cutting on late.
Simulcast on WBCQ 7490+ is JBA such that I can`t calculate how many
seconds apart the playbax may be.

Also confirmed UT Thursday June 13 after 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair.

Also confirmed UT Thursday June 13 from 0205 on WBCQ Superstation test
on 9330.00, very good. Surprise airing thanks to Larry Will.

WORLD OF RADIO 1986 contents: Antarctica, Australia, Brasil, Denmark,
East Turkistan, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Japan non, Korea
North non, Madagascar, Mexico and non, Mongolia, Nigeria and non,
North America, Russia, Sudan South non, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA and
non, Vatican, receiver news; and the propagation outlook.

WOR 1986 completed 2347 UT June 13, ready for first airings June 14:
The shortwave broadcasts should be:

1000 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 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1431 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850
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 3210-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 [and/or 2130]
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]

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

** U S A. 9329.999, June 12 at 2334, WBCQ superstation test is
on-frequency, maybe really 9330.000 within my margin of error, and
very strong S9+20/30 with rock music. Tnx to tip from Ethan Best who
first reported it to the WOR iog at 2225. Then it`s heard all over
North America with VG signals. Likewise at 0045 June 13 on our BST-1
caradio. Programming from Area 51 was being used for the test, so
Larry Will included WORLD OF RADIO 1985 at 0205, thanks! This
continued into the night with no loss of signal; 0511 check S9+20/30
with anti-fag comments, maybe a parody; 0614 an Allan Weiner Worldwide
playback. AW said power was 150 kW on antenna beam like the other
WBCQs, 250 degrees WSW toward TX and Mexico. The test was a surprise,
as on the latest AWWW he had foreseen testing not until last week of
June. And now planned to run it again the next day.

9330, however off the air when checked June 13 at 1255, and 2205, but
by 2240, 9330+ old transmitter on with Brother Scare. Sometime before
0100 switched TOMBS onto the big`un, as now it`s the VG on-frequency
signal continuing with Brother Scare past 0136 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WORLD OF RADIO 1986, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, June 14 at 0556, WWCR with S9+20/30 of dead air; 3215
with Brother Scare, and 5890 is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. Re last report, this of course was about WEWN:
15610, June 11 at 2026 is S9-S7 in English, definitely on as
usual, tho Ivo said June 10 that it`s ``very rarely on the air``,
scheduled at 19-24 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0141 UT June 14

FTIOM & UBMP, June 16-22

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, June 16-22:
This week our special guest is Horacio "El Negro" Hernández, whose new album Italuba Big Band Live was the winner of the Jazz category of Cubadisco 2019. This is one of our rare interviews in English, and the Jazz is superb.
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, June 16 and June 18, 2019:
Episode 117 is a Father's Day special episode a la Uncle Bill.
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.


Re: DX Listening Digest 19-23; World of Radio 1985

Glenn Hauser
 

The original post to our websites had messed up diacritics - accents as Ron Howard pointed out. I`m on a new computer with different word processing. Corrected versions have now been uploaded -- I hope for all to see.

Glenn

DX Listening Digest 19-23 has now been posted
at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1923.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 19-23 is
also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

Glenn Hauser logs June 9-10-11-12, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA. 13530, June 11 at 1344 CNR1 jammer is JBA, but enough to
match // 11785. Also at 1351 stronger 13870 at S5-S7; 14900 at S7-S9;
and at 1352, 15970 at S3-S5. Aoki confirms all are SOH frequencies,
but 14900 SOH relaying RFA. No other WOOBs found 12-16 MHz (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9640, June 10 at 2205, RHC is distorted and crackling.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17550, June 11 at 2028, R. Kuwait with woman in Arabic,
music, S0-S3 on C&W Nam service at seasonal audibility peak (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, June 11 at 0612, VON is again/still OFF (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1985 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
June 9 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, very poor thru summer daytime absorption
off side of the beam

Also confirmed UT Monday June 10 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, fair & fadey

Also confirmed UT Monday June 10 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, fair & fadey

Also confirmed UT Monday June 10 from 0259 on Area 51 webcast; and at
0326 on WBCQ 5130.37, S9+10 but noisy

Also confirmed UT Monday June 10 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, S9 but noisy
and not upcut

Richard Langley reports: ``Good reception on Monday, 10 June, on 7290
kHz using the U. Twente SDR receiver. Some lightning QRN. Transmitter
s/on at about 1811:30 UT. Dead air for a few minutes and then random
audio for a minute or so and then the Aïda Triumphal March theme. WoR
1985 began at about 1816:30 with no "upcut." Ran the full show with
IRRS ID at the end and then into the news report -- Richard Langley``

Also confirmed UT Tuesday June 11 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair S9-S8.
Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [and/or 2130]
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, June 11 at 0612, WRNO is still OFF. Have not heard a
sign of it for over a week; not that II miss it. Is there anything
about this at http://www.wrnoworldwide.com/ ? Of course not! But
webcast is running June 12 at 0440 in English, and headed by this
astounding claim: ``Today, one out of every six people in the world
owns a shortwave radio and another 40% have Internet access``. Sez
who? Ask six random people if they have SW and one will say yes?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15610, June 11 at 2026 is S9-S7 in English, definitely on as
usual, tho Ivo said June 10 that it`s ``very rarely on the air``,
scheduled at 19-24 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15825, June 11 at 2027, WWCR is S9+15/25, obvious sporadic E
boost above normal JBA signal; I keep an eye on the DXmaps MUF, but
remains way below 88 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.120V, June 12 at 0145, WBCQ with dead air instead of
Brother HyStairical, still so at 0217. Slighty varying, measured at
0154. First noticed on caradio scan. Offset frequency means NOT the
superstation, which it now seems won`t be on before July, maybe
testing late June. We can hardly wait for the flat-earthers to start
programming as the Super-stition.

5130.437, June 12 at 0157, WBCQ also on here, also dead air and still
at 0217 recheck; maybe modulated earlier for UT Wed ham show?

No signal on 7490v, normally off by now anyway; not a trace of 3265v
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0512 UT June 12

DX Listening Digest 19-23; World of Radio 1985

Glenn Hauser
 

DX Listening Digest 19-23 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1923.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 19-23 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1985 / ALASKA / ALBANIA +non / ALGERIA non / ANTARCTICA / ARMENIA / ASIA non / AUSTRALIA Unique / AUSTRALIA ABC / AUSTRIA / BANGLADESH / BHUTAN / BOLIVIA / BOUGAINVILLE +non / BRAZIL / BULGARIA +non / CANADA CHAK/CBAK / CANADA CJRS/CKZW / CANADA CBC/Tremonti / CHINA +non / CONGO / CONGO DR / COOK ISLANDS / CUBA / EAST TURKISTAN / ECUADOR / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / ERITREA / EUROPE Pirate / FINLAND / FRANCE / GERMANY / GIBRALTAR non / GOA / GREECE / GRENADA / GUATEMALA / GUINEA / INDIA / INDONESIA / JAPAN non / KOREA NORTH +non / KOREA SOUTH / KURDISTAN non / KUWAIT / LAOS / MADAGASCAR +non / MALAYSIA / MALI / MEXICO +non / MONGOLIA / MYANMAR / NETHERLANDS non / NEW ZEALAND / NIGERIA / NORTH AMERICA YHWH/Pirates / NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS / OKLAHOMA KZLS / OKLAHOMA KAMG-LP/K202BY / OKLAHOMA KFXI / OKLAHOMA OETA/OKLA / OKLAHOMA K17JN-D / OKLAHOMA KBZC-LD/KQCW+ / OMAN / PAPUA NEW GUINEA / PERU +non / PUERTO RICO / ROMANIA / RUSSIA / SAO TOME / SAUDI ARABIA / SIKKIM / SINGAPORE / SOUTH AMERICA Pirate / SPAIN / SRI LANKA +non / SUDAN & SUDAN SOUTH nons / SURINAME / THAILAND / TIBET non / TURKEY / UAE / USA A / USA WCY / USA FCC/Pirates / USA +non VOA / USA non RFA / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR/Unique / USA WBCQ / USA WRMI / USA WRNO / USA WEWN / USA WWCR / USA KVOH / USA WHRI / USA WWRB / USA KMJH / USA KCKY/KSAZ+ / USA KSST / USA KFH / USA KFKB/KHRA / USA WXVS/WMFE/WKGC/WJXR/WDDQ/WJBT/WLLY / USA KHIL+ / UZBEKISTAN +non / VATICAN / VIETNAM +non / VIRGIN ISLANDS US / ZAMBIA / ZANZIBAR / UNIDENTIFIED 1230 / UNIDENTIFIED 1390+ / UNIDENTIFIED 1450 / UNIDENTIFIED 5980 / UNIDENTIFIED 6900 / UNIDENTIFIED 7555 / UNIDENTIFIED 9200 / UNIDENTIFIED 10775 / UNIDENTIFIED 11800 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / DX-PEDITIONS / CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES / MUSEA / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / TIPS FOR RATIONAL LIVING

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 1985 contents: Antarctica, Australia, Bhutan, Brasil,
Canada, China, Congo DR, Cook Islands, Cuba, Finland, France, Germany,
Great Britain, Grenada, Guinea, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, North
America, Puerto Rico, Romania, USA; and the propagation outlook

Completed June 6, ready for first airings Friday June 7:
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1985.m3u
mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1985.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

1000 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 [confirmed]
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany [confirmed]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 [confirmed]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; confirmed]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany [confirmed]
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 3210-USB NSW
1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania [confirmed]
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 [confirmed]
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [and/or 2130]
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 June 8-9, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA. 12500, June 8 at 1254, JBA signal, presumed CNR1 jammer vs
Sound of Hope as in Aoki/NDXC. No other WOOB ones noted now (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, June 9 at 0550, RHC English with big hum during jazz
song, yet better than any of the 49m //s: 6165 S9+10 JBM; 6100 S9+20
JBM; 6060 off as always now; 6000 S9+20/10 undermodulated for a poor
runner-up. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17550.0, June 9 at 2103, R. Kuwait, Arabic from S0 to S3,
just for us in C&W USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, June 8 at 0614, VON is S9+10/20, but just barely
modulating! About like competitor for the JBM crown, 6165 RHC.

7255-, June 9 at 0558, VON is S9 to S9+10, but again JBM during
drumming IS, which is great to hear when possible (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 17, June 8 at 1545 UT, K17JN-D, the 3ABN satellator
constituting Enid`s only local TV signal, is on the air and back to
``normal``, i.e. active programming on -1, -3 and –5, black dead air
on -2, -4, and -6, which nevertheless display same full signal level
on the STB, yet ``NO SIGNAL`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9320 // 12080, June 8 at 1238, ``A Whiter Shade Of
Pale`` by Procol Harum, as soon outroed in otherwise Korean
announcement. VOA Korean plays a lot of great music from The American
Songbook, to which K-Pop does not hold a candle. Both these are 250
kW, 21 degrees from Tinang, PHILIPPINES, carrying on well back to the
USA far beyond Koreas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1985 monitoring: Manuel Méndez,
Spain, reports: ``6190, Hamburger LokalRadio, Goehren, 0610-0700,
08-06, English, program “Media Network Plus”, at 0629 ID “Hamburger
LokalRadio...”, and Glenn Hauser’s program “World of Radio”. 25322``

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports:
``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, June 8:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/06/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_8.html
0630-0659 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, weak to
fair``

Barely confirmed, theme detected, Saturday June 8 at 1430 already
(instead of 1431-) on Hamburger Lokalradio, 9485-CUSB, via Utwente
SDR; as usual huge splash from 9490 Romania. I find best audibility is
in AM with 3 kHz bandwidth, rather than USB.

Confirmed Sat June 8 from *2101:29 on WRMI 9955, cutting on the air
late and JIP WOR at S5-S1; such are the risks of being the very first
program on a given transmission. Still on air at 2108, 2123 chex.

Also confirmed UT Sun June 9 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, VG but with some
deep fading.

Also confirmed UT Sun June 9 at 0327 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, vs high
noise level, more line than storms, and can`t tell where I am in the
show to compute variable start time, but an inserted WA0RCR ID is
clearer.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports:
``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 7265 CUSB, June 9
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/06/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_9.html
1030-1059 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, very weak``
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 3210-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 [and/or 2130]
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. I missed checking most of `Allan and Angela Weiner
WorldWide`, UT Sat June 8 from 0000 on WBCQ 7490v et al.,
``quadri-casting``? allegedly on all four frequencies, but John Carver
reports:

``AAWW --- Tonight's show started on time on 7490 after a bit of fill
music. Allan and Angela in the studio. Talk about it finally warming
up in Maine and the black fly problem. Then into talk of the D Day
anniversary. Ramsey calls at 0020 and continues the discussion which
by now has morphed into the treatment of the Jews since the time of
the Romans. Some Trump talk and questions about what's wrong with the
Democrats in Congress. Another phone call at 0030 from a man who
visited Allan and Angela at the station last weekend.

Turning to the superstation, Allan says it should be on the air by
July 1. Parts for the transmitter have been received and the work on
the antenna is almost finished. All that's left on the antenna is to
tighten the reflector screen. Will be testing the last week of June.
Mentioned that the ERP of the antenna would be twenty megawatts.

Phone call at 0047 from Mr. Transistor Norm. Reading of emails at 0056
and closing prayer at 0058. Program was off the air at 0100 and 7490
was off the air at 0104. John, Mid-North Indiana``

Meanwhile, WBCQ has registered with FCC and HFCC a much different
schedule for 9330 than the original imaginary one of a wide variety of
languages and targets for the 24 hours, one hour each; instead:

9330 0300 0700 3,4 BCQ 500 280 0 216 1234567 240519 271019 D Eng
9330 0700 0800 27 BCQ 500 47 0 216 1234567 240519 271019 D Eng
9330 0800 1500 38,39 BCQ 500 60 0 216 1234567 240519 271019 D Ara
9330 1500 2300 37,38,46 BCQ 500 90 0 216 1234567 240519 271019 D Ara
9330 2300 0300 10 BCQ 500 255 0 216 1234567 240519 271019 D Eng
Note: I have all the columns lined up. I HATE wp programs which remove
intentional spaces (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Saturday June 8, WTWW-2 `Theater Organ in [sic] the
Ozarx` does not start until 2340 when I immediately bring up the
stereo webcast instead. And it lasts 34 minutes until 2414 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1310, June 8 at 0631 UT, Colorado Broadcasters Association
PSA, guess who? 0632 UT refers to KFKA.com, and Colo. Army National
Guard PSA. Last logged presumably on October 18, 2011. It`s U2 5/1 kW,
i.e. ND day, tight slightly clockwise from N/S night pattern not good
for here to the SE of Greeley CO, making me suspect they are now on 5
kW ND day pattern (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 91.7, KOSU, June 8 circa 1345 UT, NPR `Weekend Edition
Saturday` with 3-minute feature; transcript and audio link:

WHA, the oldest public radio station in the country, is digitizing
recordings dating to the 1920s as part of a project called "Preserving
Rural and Women's Programming on Wisconsin Public Radio."
https://www.npr.org/2019/06/08/730898450/university-of-wisconsin-aims-to-preserve-nearly-century-old-public-radio
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6170, June 8 at 1711, JBA talk via Utwente SDR. I`m
hoping by elimination this will be the almost-monthly broadcast of
100-watt Scandinavian Weekend Radio, FINLAND. NZ is on 6170 but
off at 1650 –-- except Saturdays to 1858! This is still well before
summer sunset in Europe, so who knows which it might be? Other SWR
frequencies 5980 and 11720 are empty, while 11690 is full of French,
i.e. CRI via East Turkistan. SWR is often found NOT to be adhering to
its own frequency schedule.

Let us NOTE what WRTH 2019 page 470 says about this: ``The station is
run as a series of temporary licences for 24h on the first Sat local
time for three consecutive months. No transmission in Jan, May, Sep as
required by law, before the club is entitled to a new series of
licences`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7989.6-LSB, approx., early UT June 9 but forgot to note
the time, very poor intermittent talk, can`t really resolve into clear
USB or LSB. Suspect it`s second harmonic of 80m ham, but nothing
audible in 3994-3995 area, less propagable vs summer noise level
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17550, June 8 at 1811, JBA carrier with Doppler flutter
--- could Kuwait be on earlier than 2000? Nothing else is scheduled;
but with BFO I detect multiple carriers, and seems high-speed RTTY
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1855 UT June 9

Glenn Hauser logs June 6-7-8, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 770, June 7 at 0535, YL song in Spanish has just faded up
replacing WABC which faded out [see USA]. Immediately matched to 5025,
so it`s Radio Rebelde, 10 kW in Las Tunas-Victoria (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9570, June 6 at 1351, CRI relay in music, distorted.
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, June 7 at 0559, RHC English is JBM/suptorted; 6060 is
off as usual; 6100 undermodulated but sufficient at S9+30; 6165 S9/+10
but JBM. 5040 had been VG S9+20/30 but just now to dead air and off;
12200 at 0601 is a JBA carrier, 2 x 6100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. UNIDENTIFIED. 9155, June 7 at 1051, another mystery open
carrier, S9+10/20. 9200 is audible too but a JBA carrier now, probably
the SOH/CNR1 radio war. I try to be sound asleep during this
unfamiliar daypart. O, Aoki shows:

``9155 0955-1050 CUB Cuban Spy Numbers Spa Bejucal 1246`` – days =
Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri and this is Friday. We know these transmissions
include dead air, and this one is on a minute overtime (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 940, June 7 at 1112, tropical music from N/S, 1114 maybe ID
just at our earliest sunrise, but too much splash from local 960 KGWA.
There are no US SS along this axis, and very likely XERKS Reynosa,
Tamaulipas, 1/1 kW, with a romántica format. Some other 940s have left
for FM, per IRCA Mexican log, such as XEYJ in Coahuila, but not
including XEQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1310, June 7 at 1103, choral Mexican NA loops between S and
SSW; 1105 announcement by super-hype voice actor, probably full ID but
just too much QRM. From direxion, timezone and power, most likely is
XETIA in Guadalajara (as in tapatía), but lesser stations also in
Taxco, Monterrey and Puebla if not the CP in Querétaro. Then it`s
overcome by another SS from east/west, must be Unitedstatesian, i.e.
KZIP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1230, June 7 at 0031 UT, music segués on strong signal,
must be semi-local WBBZ Ponca City reactivated, as of UT June 6 since
it was certainly not on the day before. First noted off May 27
following storms and flooding so that`s 11 days lost, during which I
did not gain much luck definitely DXing on this graveyard. Yes, at
0048 UT, ``Thanks for staying with us, Sunny 104.7 moved to 1230, with
Delilah on the air every evening`` – that change happened quite a
while ago as I previously commented; while sibling station really on
104.7 is now something else. Continues with some PSAs (Glenn Hauser,
Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9794.976, June 7 at 1055, JBA off-frequency stands out
in a USB 1-kHz-step bandscan (my usual method). Soon recognize ``Jesus
Saves`` IS of FEBC, interspersed with IDs? unreadable maybe English;
1100 switch to other theme music and tonal language. Aoki/NDXC shows
it`s an hour in Vietnamese from the Iba site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1985 contents: Antarctica,
Australia, Bhutan, Brasil, Canada, China, Congo DR, Cook Islands,
Cuba, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Grenada, Guinea, India,
Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, North America, Puerto Rico, Romania, USA;
and the propagation outlook

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [1984]
1000 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 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
1431 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 [NEW]
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 3210-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 [and/or 2130]
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

WORLD OF RADIO 1985 monitoring: confirmed first US SWBC, Friday June 7
at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S4-S8; tsk, I myself intuned a few seconds too
late to evaluate any upcut.

Also confirmed UT Saturday June 8 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10 vs
storm/noise level, fair, no upcut following Ian ID (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, June 6 at 0415, WWCR is S9+10 of dead air except for
some hum, about same level as modulated 5935; at 0453, 5890 is off and
5935 has declined to VP level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, June 7 at 1045, WTWW-1 is S9+10/20 of dead air instead
of SFAW; for quite a while now it had been merely undermodulated
(Glenn Hauser, OK, dx listening digest)

** U S A. 770, June 7 at 0533 UT, WABC ID in passing amid adstring.
Not often makes it here, 1300+ miles from NYC, with the KKOB Santa Fe
230-watt filler more likely. WABC soon fades out completely as music
fades up, matched to Rebelde, Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 1310, June 7 at 1106, noticias and La Caliente ID in
passing, looping E/W, just faded up over a real Mexican [q.v.]. NRC AM
Log shows it`s our closest to the west, KZIP Amarillo TX, U1
1000/88/500 watts psra, where they know how to spell hot (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9610-9630, June 7 at 0348, rapid clicking of OTH radar
right smack dab in the middle of the 31m broadcast band --- but
luckily(?) no broadcasters are audible in this range (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0309 UT June 8

FTIOM & UBMP, June 9-15

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, June 9-15, 2019:
This week we listen to the winner and many of the nominees in the Música Bailable (Dance Music) category of Cubadisco 2019. Put on your dancing shoes before you tune in.
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, June 9 and June 11, 2019:
Episode 116 is a potpourri of Ska, Afrocuban Jazz, Punjabi music and Funk.
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 June 4-5-6, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

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** CUBA. 9535, June 5 at 0001, RHC frequency announcement, not the
whole SW list but just 6060 plus the 4 FM frequencies. What does she
know? NOT that 6060 is NOT coming on now and never does, totally absent
all evening both in Spanish and English. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, June 5 at 0002, RHC is S9/S9+30 but JBM in English;
while 6165, the only possible parallel, is off. Since CRI in Spanish is
also on 5990, S9+20/40 but very undermodulated, those two account for
the weak carrier on 6010, leapfrog mixing product. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, June 5 at 0012, music on RHC is splattering out at
least plus/minus 15 kHz. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165 & 6000, June 5 at 0348, both RHC English frequencies are
now on but both are JBM. 6060 Spanish is still OFF. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11980, June 5 at 2312 weak open carrier, presumnably second
harmonic of 5990 where CRI relay is JBM. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17550.22 approx., June 5 at 2308, JBA carrier from R.
Kuwait`s Arabic to C&W N America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7480, June 5 at 0352, S7-S9 but JBA vs noise level,
soon hit by huge S9+10 ute buzz for several seconds. Can`t copy at
first, but sounds like the insistent intonations of Josiah on Station
YHWH. Peaks stronger at 0358 and no doubt it`s YHWH with usual screed.
Still going at 0413 recheck, but off at 0423.

I had notified the WOR iogroup ASAP, which got this reponse from Walt
Salmanniw: ``Thanks, Glenn! That indeed is YHWH, but at a very poor
level into Victoria, BC, unlike a few days ago. Very low modulation.
Interesting, that remote Perseus SDR in Aberdeen, NJ is about as strong
or better than my reception. Don Moman's SDR is occupied. Whatever
happened to the 3 SDRs there? Now down to one only for a few weeks now.
Playing the "Satanic" sounding song at 0418. And gone at 0422. 73,
Walt`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1640, June 5 at 0520 UT, KZLS ``Enid``, really east of
Hennessey to put more signal into OKC with its NNW/SSE direxional
pattern, unusual for an inland X-bander, in dead air. So I try nulling
it for access to WTNI or anything else, but still too much KZLS, which
makes me wonder if it`s still on 10 kW instead of 1, while WTNI may be
on 1 kW instead of 10! By 0540 UT KZLS has resumed talkmod (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1 WBFM, June 4 around 1430 UT, this frequency occupied
by KFXI Marlow, talking about stuff concerning its county, Stephens.
It`s due south of Enid on US 81 betwwen Chickasha and Duncan. 100 kW
but not normally audible, even when KAMG-LP was off. Now with some
tropo it overcomes the KAMG dead air easily (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 17, June 4 at 1440 UT, K17JN-D, the 3ABN satellator in
Enid, is off the air. The best it could do for some months was
subchannels 1, 3 and 5, while 2, 4, and 6 were black/blank, while
originally all six were funxional. June 5 at 2250 UT I find the
carrier(s) on but with weaker than normal signal bar, still no program
transmissions (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 42, KBZC-LD is still unrepacked. With some regional
tropo enhancement, barely decoding June 4 at 1445 UT. Believe I saw a
Get TV bug on -3; while -5, -6 and -7 are all some kind of shopping.
Don`t you believe this is in Enid as licensed, really in OKC.

RF 20, KQCW is the only DX decoding; there is also a Bad signal on RF
45, probably either KOTV Tulsa or KSNW Wichita, altho it could be the
15 kW KOHC-CD in OKC itself which I think I have never IDed (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 11990, June 5 at 2313, RRI in Spanish ID, surprised to find
here, // 11800, and I think still on 11700 under RHC where it`s been
colliding. I thought 11700 & 11800 were the only two frequencies. EiBi
does not show 11990, but Aoki/NDXC does. However, HFCC A-19 shows four
frequencies for Spanish at 2300, not including 11990! --- 9700, 9760,
11700 and 11800, all for the full A-19 season, altho half of them might
have been alternates, with two matching azimuths. EiBi, however, does
show 11990 as an RRI frequency Sundays only at 0800-0900 in Romanian
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, June 5 at 2305, VOT still on S7 and in German,
spurious transmission since English was not turned off before 2300
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1984 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday June 5 at
2100 on WRMI 9955; after IS & ID loop, less upcut than usual, just
missing ``This is Glenn Hau----``; good signal still there at 2127
wrapup. But simultaneous schedule on WBCQ 7490+v unconfirmable on a JBA
carrier both at start and finish, now in the summer noise doldrums.
Missed checking the 0100 UT June 6 airing on WRMI 7780.

Note that 1985 may be delayed as I am in process of getting a new
computer, and way behind in processing info (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, June 5 at 0351, no signal from RCM, WEWN Spanish. Had
been reliable here at night and 12050 at day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1230, June 5 at 0017 UT, WBBZ Ponca City is still OFF, so
I try again to ID some DX on this graveyard. At the moment there is a
heavy 2.0 Hz SAH, between a music station, suspected my closest KADA
Ada, and some talk station (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1450, June 5 at 2035 UT near Perry OK on I-35, two
stations mixing, one of which is certainly closest KGFF Shawnee OK,
making a SAH of about 190/minute or slightly over 3 Hz. In Enid it`s
KGFF vs KSIW Woodward, but now we are out of range from Woodward, so
what could it be? No 1450s in eastern OK, but the next closest must be
KQYX Galena KS, named for the wonderful lead mines in this SE corner of
Kansas, but address in nearby Joplin MO. IIRC, call KQYX used to apply
to some genuine Joplin station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5980, June 5 at 0350, open carrier at S9/+10. Nothing at
all is scheduled, but suspect it`s Greenville B left on the air between
TV Marti ending at 0300 and Radio Marti starting at 0700. No jamming
audible now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0230 UT June 6

Glenn Hauser logs June 2-3-4, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ALASKA. 9685, June 3 at 1037, Chinese talk about the Bible: KNLS
scheduled 1000-1200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4925, June 3 at 1018, M&W talk eventually recognized as
Brazilian intonation on a frequency normally unheard in the evenings.
EiBi shows Rádio Educação Rural, Tefé, but not until *1103.

Logs this hour are during a surprise power failure I first noted
awakening at 1002; no telling how long it had been off. The entire
neighborhood was dark before dawn`s earliest light. There were no
storms around here to explain it. Notified OG&E ASAP and it came back
on at 1056.

Meanwhile caused computer and other problems. The breakfast table DX-
392 will no longer turn on, nor my main computer. Using the DX-398 on
batteries with indoor reel-out antenna. No QRM from local devices, but
still some ``line noise`` detectable from somewhere, especially on
lower bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9180, June 3 at 1041, CNR1 jammer // 6125 on a Sound of Hope
frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 5975, June 3 at 1028, Korean here without jamming. Because it
is CNR-8 scheduled 0600-1500 per EiBi. Is that for Korean minorities in
China, and/or North and/or South? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, June 3 at 2059, RHC opening the tarde transmission with
frequency list, in typical Soviet-style disorder: 15370, 13740, 11760,
11850, 9535, 9640, 5040 plus the 4 FMs. All are then audible except
13740, which has been imaginary this season; only in the mornings as in
EiBi; but Aoki/NDXC does not show it even then. 11850 dead air until
JIP a minute later. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 5995, 6003, 6015, June 3 at 1029 heavy noise jamming:
against Echo of Hope, nothing, and KBS respectively per Aoki; EiBi does
not show it on 6003 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17550.0, June 3 at 2052, R. Kuwait, Arabic talk S0-S2, bold
C&W NAm service, not the OSOB now since 17815 WHRI is on as the SSOB,
with a sporadic E boost (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1230, June 3 at 1059, as I am hoping to ID something
domestic just before our sunrise 1115 UT [almost to earliest 1113 in a
week], instead I definitely hear in the graveyard jumble the choral
strains of the Mexican NA, looping roughly south. IRCA Mexican log
lists only 6 on 1230, uncertain status for some (vs 13 on 1240 which
don`t have to protect clear channel 1220). The closest and most likely,
especially if on 10 kW day power, is XEIZ, Radio Fórmula, Monterrey NL,
also in the UT-5 zone where a NA would be expected at 6 am CDT (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, June 3 at 0611, VON is gone again (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SINGAPORE. 9900, June 3 at 1035, discussion of sexual harrassment of
women in the UK. BBCWS at 1000-1200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1984 monitoring: confirmed Sunday June 2 at
2130 on WRMI 7780, JBA.

Also confirmed UT Monday June 3 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9+10/20.

Also confirmed UT Monday June 3 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10 but heavy
storm noise.

Also confirmed UT Monday June 3 starting late from 0309 on Area 51
webcast; at 0328 check on WBCQ 5130.37, S9+10 with heavy storm noise.

Also confirmed UT Monday June 3 at 0330 on WRMI 9955 S9/+10 with less
storm noise, and not upcut but brief overlap with preceding fill music.

Also confirmed UT Tuesday June 4 after 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair in
noise. Next:

0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [and/or 2130]
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 updated schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.htm
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5800, June 3 at 1025, Oldies and soon WRMI ID on unlisted
frequency we have heard them testing(?) before, but what are the
details? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 21525, June 3 at 2054, WRMI Radio Africa is in strangely-
accented evangelical French, S8 but deep fades to S1, best heard in a
long time thanks to sporadic E opening also into the FM band (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. It seems that the sporadic E DX season has been slow to start
this year, with only one FM log in May, but as I am napping to Dvorak`s
New World Symphony from 90.1 KUCO-FM, on the PL-880 some occasional
interruptions at 2105 UT June 3, by NPR ATC --- could have been KHCC in
KS, but more like sporadic E volatility.

Since I am then getting only FL and GA, 90.1 could be WJUF Inverness FL. But more likely:

WXVS, WAYCROSS GA, 79.0/77.6 kW, 280.0m, 31-13-17, 82-34-24, GEORGIA
PUBLIC RADIO. Further chex don`t get any ID on this, but I start tuning
around for more DX.

90.7, June 3 at 2105 UT, NPR ATC //90.1. This is one of few `open`
frequencies here besides plenty of ACI above and below. Surely WMFE-FM
Orlando. 100 kW at 223m.

90.7 soon overtaken by smooth jazz. Jazz is the format of another
closer FL, WKGC-FM Panama City, 100 kW.

92.1, June 3 at 2112 UT, local KAMG-LP is still on with dead air, but
manipulating the antenna can allow some other stations to capture.
First, something in Spanish that is not KAMG! M&W conversation. 2120,
another peak with a phone number starting 904-469. AC 904 is the NE
corner of FL around Jacksonville. Another peak at 2131 discussing in
Spanish préstamos – loans from FHA and USDA. WTFDA FM Database has
three SS on 92.1 in FL, but this is the only one that fits:

WJXR, 92.1, MACCLENNY FL, 25.0 kW H&V, 100.0m, 30-17-54, 82-00-55,
Spanish, TROPICAL, LATINA 92.1

92.1, June 3 at 2113 UT, Spanish WJXR is replaced by English talk, 2118
ad for Guardian Bank, program promos on Talk 92.1, back to Ben Shapiro
Show. Guardian Bank is in Valdosta GA, near Adel, and that slogan
matches only this:

WDDQ 92.1 ADEL GA 2.6 kW H&V, 154.1m, 31-08-15, 83-23-41, TALK, TALK
92.1, //WSFB 1490

93.3, June 3 at 2133 UT, ad for car dealers on ``Mile of Life`` (?),
``93.3 The Beat``. That leads to:

WJBT, 93.3, CALLAHAN FL, 98.0 kW H&V, 302.0m, 30-16-51, 81-34-13, HD,
1C99 BOGUS KEUB, Rhythm and Blues, URBAN CONTEMPORARY, 93.3 THE BEAT

The thing is, I was tuned to 93.1; on 93.3 itself there was nothing but
CCI hash. BTW before 2130 I added the DX-398 with RDS capability, but
none of the Es DX signals were strong or stable enough to display any.

99.5, Unidentified, June 3 at 2138 UT ad in Spanish by super-hype voice
actor, fades for ID, mentions Guerrero. There are no 99.5s in that
state. If I am still getting Florida, could be WLLY-FM in Palm Beach
Gardens, 6 kW H&V, 100m; or a bit of KBIJ, Guymon OK groundwave, 100
kW, 82.0m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9200, June 3 at 0610, mystery open carrier is still
around, S4-S6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0145 UT June 4

DX Listening Digest 19-22; World of Radio 1984

Glenn Hauser
 

DX Listening Digest 19-22 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1922.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 19-22 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1984 / ALASKA +non / ALGERIA non / ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS / ANTARCTICA / AUSTRALIA 4KZ / BANGLADESH / BELGIUM non / BENIN +non / BHUTAN / BOUGAINVILLE / CANADA CJCB / CANADA CJLO / CANADA CHR / CHINA +non / CONGO / CUBA +non / ECUADOR / EGYPT / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / ERITREA +non / ETHIOPIA / FRANCE / GERMANY +non / GIBRALTAR non / HUNGARY / INDIA / INDONESIA / INTERNATIONAL VACUUM +non 5G / ISRAEL +non / KOREA NORTH +non / KOREA SOUTH +non / KUWAIT +non / MALAYSIA / MALI / MEXICO +non / MYANMAR / NEW ZEALAND / NIGERIA / NORTH AMERICA YHWH/Pirates / NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS / OKLAHOMA KMSI/KWOU / OKLAHOMA KUCO/EAS / OKLAHOMA KAMG-LP / OKLAHOMA K202BY/K206CA/KHEV/KOCD / OKLAHOMA WBBZ / OKLAHOMA KOKB / OMAN / PAPUA NEW GUINEA / ROMANIA / RUSSIA / SAO TOME / SEYCHELLES / SOLOMON ISLANDS / SOUTH CAROLINA non / SPAIN / SUDAN / SUDAN SOUTH non / SWEDEN / TAIWAN +non / TIBET +non / TURKEY / UKRAINE / UK Woofferton / UK BBCWS / UK BBC / USA Dayton/Hara / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR/Unique/IRRS / USA WRMI / USA +non WBCQ+ / USA WINB / USA WRNO / USA WTWW / USA WWCR / USA WHRI / USA Radiogram / USA WEWN / USA K530AM/KWTO/KLZ/KHOW/KGAB/KLTT/KFTI/KLEY/KVNV/KFXR/WBBZ/KZUE/KOKB/KKDT/KSMM / USA KFTI / USA WAHT/FCC / USA Televangelists / USA Public Media / VIETNAM non / ZAMBIA / ZANZIBAR / UNIDENTIFIED 1230 / UNIDENTIFIED 6050 / UNIDENTIFIED 7840 / UNIDENTIFIED 9200 / UNIDENTIFIED 12124 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / LANGUAGE LESSONS / 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 1984 contents: Alaska, Antarctica, Bangladesh, Belgium
non, Benin, Bougainville, Congo, Cuba and non, Egypt, Eritrea non,
France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Korea North,
Korea South, Kuwait, North America, Oklahoma, Papua New Guinea,
Solomon Islands, Sudan, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, USA, Vietnam non,
Zanzibar; ICF 2010 repairperson arrested; and the propagation outlook

Completed by 2255 UT May 30, ready for first airings Friday May 31:
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1984.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1984.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [1983]
1000 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 [June 8, alt weeks]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
1431 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 [NEW; confirmed]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315][confirmed]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany [confirmed Bulgaria]
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 from 0309]
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 [and/or 2130]
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]

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 June 1-2, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA. 13870, June 2 at 1349, CNR1 jammer with modern Western
classical music, `cello during the usual Sunday evening concert hour,
// reliable 11785 jammer. Then before 1400, I bandscan and find a
whole bunch more WOOB: 13890 fair; 14640; 14980, 12870 strong S9;
11120 JBA and 11100 stronger; JBA on 14700; JBA carrier on 10960.

Consulting Aoki/NDXC and Aoki I then find the above are known jammed
Sound of Hope frequencies, EXCEPT: the strongest, only EiBi has as
SOH on 12870.2; 10960 is SOH relaying RFA, per Aoki; EiBi says
10959.8 but nothing about RFA. 14700 not listed.

At 1358 I settle on 12870 where now there are super-hype voice actor
announcements, commercials? 5+1 timesignal and OFF at 1400*

[I also had to sort out some carriers mostly JBA which turned out to
be local KCRC overload mixtures with strong SW frequencies:
10490+1390 = 11880 CRI via Cuba; 10370+1390 = 11760 RHC;
8880-1390 = 7490 WWCR] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9640, June 1 at 2113, RHC dead Spanish air at tune-in, then
cuts on modulation. Had it been silent since *2100? Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, June 2 at 0518, RHC English is OFF; same has also been
missing earlier for several nights when scheduled in Spanish. That
leaves: 6000, 6100 and 6165 in English, all JBM = just barely
modulated; and well-modulated 5040 is still in Spanish instead of
English this hour. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12200, June 2 a 1341, RHC Spanish is S9+20/30! While it`s
2x6100, this time the transmitter has got to be tuned up on 12200
instead, to be this strong, rather than ``accidental`` harmonic
leakage. On 6100 all I have is a JBA carrier, maybe Urumqi eastward
from the concentration camps in Mongolian. // 6000 is still on and
audible at S7-8, but producing no 12000 harmonic. 12200 is equal to
fundamental 11760 at S9+20/30. Meanwhile, 13700 is off, but 13740.0
is on. At 1400 recheck, 12200 has gone off. 6100 was supposedly sked
only until 1300. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

Now something`s also wrong about the programming. Arnie`s Spanish DX
program `En Contacto` is supposed to run at 1335-1350 Sundays, but at
1340 I am hearing slanted news. At 1346 starts `El Mundo de la
Filatélia` for the next 18 minutes. Per own sked
http://www.radiohc.cu/interesantes/programacion
that`s supposed to be at 7:10 & 10:10 am Sundays hora de Cuba,
misconverted as plus 5 for UTC = 1210 & 1510, rather than current
plus 4, 1110 and 1410 UT. So they are running either 2:36 late or
0:24 early! At 1422 on 11760, `Somos Jóvenes` is wrapping up. Only
morning time for it on above schedule is 1155-1215, UT conversion
corrected. So now it`s 2:07 late (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 9860, June 2 at 0525 something VP in English; O, it`s
NHK`s 0500 broadcast via VATICAN southward. Also on 5975 via Austria,
11970 via France (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17549.638, June 1 at 2102, R. Kuwait, S1-S3 but best heard
yet this year, Arabic talk, and the OSOB = Only signal/station on
Band! That`s more like it, typically knocked way off-frequency,
rather than just a few Hz above or below 17550. The incredible
yearound 20-24 UT broadcast to C & W North America propagable only
around summer solstice.

15535-15540-15545, June 1 at 2105, DRM noise at S2-S3. Got to be R.
Kuwait, English to W Europe and USward scheduled only 1800-2100 but
late turning off. Sigh; remember when it used to be AM? OSOB except
for 15370.0 Cuba and 15825 JBA carrier trace of WWCR (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 11725, June 1 at 2108, RNZI in English, S4
-S1 and with a fast SAH, sure sign of co-channel QRM, which could
well be a more severe collision elsewhere. That could only be, per
HFCC, NHK in Japanese at 2000-2330, 300 kW due west from Yamata; not
a good share (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, June 2 at 0117, unID pirate with rock
music, SFX; 0124 seems off or faded out; 0136 beepery so SSTV? Also
unID by these loggers, altho at 2345 June 1 it had been Pee Wee.
Someone thought the SSTV looked like something seen previously on
Skippy Radio
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,54576.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1984 monitoring: confirmed
Saturday June 1 at 2100 on WRMI 9955; after IS & ID loop at 2059, S8
-S6, but again WOR playback is upcut, JIP in theme after my first
eleven words (if 19-84 count as three); still on at 2109 when it`s
S9.

Also confirmed at NEW time of UT Sunday June 2 at 0130 on WRMI 5850,
S9+30/20 yet with considerable fading and not enough to totally
override storm noise level; on NW beam same as 7570 with TOMBS, same
S reading but rock solid.

Also confirmed UT Sunday June 2 at 0327 on WA0RCR, MO, 1860-AM,
S9+20/30 including storm noise level which makes me JBA but can tell
it`s at end of mid-break, then Indonesia, so started circa 0313.

Ivo Ivanov, Observer, Bulgaria, reports:
``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 7265 CUSB, June 2
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/06/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_2.html
1029-1058 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, very weak``

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 [and/or 2130]
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 updated schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite,
podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.htm
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Delayed in the e-mail, here`s John Carver`s report on
WBCQ`s `Allan and Angela Wiener WorldWide` for UT June 1 at 0000:

``Tonight's show started on time on 7490 this evening after some fill
music. Dead air after theme song. Checked 9330 and it has Brother
Stair yammering away. Back to dead air on 7490. Theme song starts
again at 0007. Allan, Angela and Tom in the studio. Dead air again at
0011 and then some music fill. I have the feeling that this will be a
repeat episode. Pirate Joe breaks into the music with the WHVW call
sign so I guess we're listening to one of his shows. A break at 0027
with Pirate Joe saying that the feeds have been crossed. Then he
starts begging for funds to keep 3265 on the air and tells people
about the PayPal link on the station's website. Says he doesn't know
how the AAWW theme got into his feed. Then he starts reading an
article from a magazine. Program was over at 0100 and 7490 was off
the air. John Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505, June 2 at 0116, WRNO is OFF; seems it has been
whenever checked for a few days now; you never know, then it will be
back there as if nothing had happened (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 1240, June 2 at 1301 UT, Wichita, ``Sports Radio KFH, 1240
AM, 97.5 FM`` and join ESPN. 97.5 is a mere translator, K248CY, per
NRC AM Log, yet misquotes ID as with 98.7 FM. WTFDA FM Database shows
98.7 as KNSS-FM, News/Talk, CoL Clearwater not Wichita, and not //
with 1330 AM altho that is now KNSS, since 1330 & 1240 swapped calls
several years ago. I slid up here after another attempt to ID
anything on non-WBBZ 1230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7555-LSB, June 2 at 1312, Spanish 2-way, exchanging a
lot of numbers; fishing poachers catch, or drug shipments? (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1945 UT June 2

Glenn Hauser logs May 31-June 1, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST UPDATED by ALAN ROE
http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) Germany - Media Broadcast: Updated link to A19 broadcast schedule
(Thanks to Alan Gale in swskeds io group)
2) Greece - V of Greece: Updated link to programme schedule (web page
changed from http to https)
3) Spain - REE: Updated link to now navigate to A-19 freq schedule
4) Sudan - R Tamazuj: Updated links to frequency page and archived
programmes page

Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be late
June. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe, May 31, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 15340, June 1 at 1244, soft song at S3-S6 with
flutter, 1246 Chinese talk. Aoki/NDXC shows jammed SOH relay of RFA.

9230, June 1 at 1319, Chinese and music // 11785, CNR1 jammer against
Sound of Hope. EiBi shows SOH on 9230.1 but not a jammer. Aoki/NDXC
shows both on 9230. No het audible here.

15165, June 1 at 1335, very heavy CCI in Chinese, i.e. VOA via
THAILAND this hour only, vs CNR1 jamming. The latter goes off at
1400* when VOA has already quit (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, June 1 at 0438, RHC English is about S9 of dead air,
or maybe JBM? 6000 likewise but slightly audible; 6060 Spanish is
OFF. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, June 1 at 0440, surprised to find R. Progreso carrier
still on, after nominal 0400*; maybe a trace of modulation?
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9640, June 1 at 0448, RHC Spanish is S8 of dead air or maybe
JBM. Still on and the same at 0547, but S5-S7. Supposed to quit at
0400 per Aoki/NDXC, and nothing else scheduled afterwards.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, June 1 at 1335, RHC S9 but very undermodulated; much
louder on S9+20 15140. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 9370, June 1 at 0443, music and talk in uncertain
language, VP S2-S5 vs storm noise from TX; where I have not noticed
anything before. HFCC shows 0430-0630 IBB Lampertheim in Fas, i.e.
Radio Farda, as confirmed by Aoki/NDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Ever since OETA without notice abruptly terminated its
OKLA subchannel-2 at the end of 2018y, replacing it with the
yellowish WORLD channel from PBS, I have been looking for a recording
of its blue ID slide for posterity, since I don`t think I ever
captured it before. Finally found one on an old tape:

http://www.w4uvh.net/OETAOKLA.JPG

While we`re at it, some more DTV pixillated art. These are from KWTV
-25 breakup on rabbit ears/UHF loop antenna; not sharp due to camera
focusing problem and hand-held, but adding? to mystique:
http://www.w4uvh.net/HauserDTVPixArt2.jpg
http://www.w4uvh.net/HauserDTVPixArt3.jpg
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1984 monitoring: confirmed first
US SW broadcast, Friday May 31 at 2207 the 2200 on WRMI 9955 --- very
poor on portable, but at 2225 good S9+10 to S8 on the R75.

Also confirmed UT Sat June 1 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10 but poor vs
storm noise level.

Also confirmed Sat June 1 at 1145 the 1130 on WRMI 9955, fair-good.

Not confirmed Sat June 1 from 1431 on HLR 9485-CUSB; via UTwente not
a trace of even the reduced carrier vs huge splash from 9490 Romania;
nor when tried with LSB tuning as I have called for. Next:

1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 [NEW]
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 [and/or 2130]
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 updated schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.htm
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490+, UT Sat June 1, at 0000 sharp, WBCQ starts playing
``William Tell Overture`` theme to `Allan and Angela Wiener
Worldwide`, but without any interjexions, intact complete until 0003,
a bad sign that something may be wrong. Then dead air, while I
recheck 9330+ to find that one still BSing instead of // 7490+. At
0006:40, WTO starts all over! This time AW comments, ``no more
repeats, we`re here from Monticello, Maine`` and fades down theme
before it complete again. Hard to copy anything due to weak signal vs
nearby storm noise level. Not rechecked until 0043, when now it`s
Pirate Joe, J P Ferraro instead of AW but with similar voice and
accent; so I don`t know what happened in the meantime, and haven`t
heard yet from John Carver. Can anyone else infill us? (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15770, May 31 at 2000, WRMI-9 is S6-S7 but dead air, still
so at 2019. This was when, Fridays only, a new hour broadcast of
`Radio for Peace International` was supposed to appear. As always,
poor signal here off the side of its 44-degree NE beam back toward
Europe.

9455, meanwhile, Fri May 31 at 2019, this WRMI-8 with music from the
also new APS Radio, M-F only 19-21; at 2051 modulation if not carrier
cuts off and on and off and on, hard to tell which on non-BFO
receiver. Only fair signal on 355 degree antenna, same as 9395 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6900-AM, June 1 at 0435, JBA carrier; could be a pirate
where there is not normally a carrier; even YHWH? Which I still have
not been able to detect on the 7 MHz band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10775, June 1 at 1316, open carrier as S1-S4 and then
off. Thought it might be Sound of Hope/jamming, but not listed on
this frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1638 UT June 1

Glenn Hauser logs May 31, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** BRAZIL. 11856.763, May 31 at 0619, VP S4-S5 music, as R. Aparecida
has varied way up to here, not only above nominal 11855, but above
11856 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non?]. 11895, May 31 at 0617, poor signal, talk in Chinese?
HFCC, Aoki/NDXC and EiBi agree that during this hour we have CRI in
English via Kashgar, East Turkistan, 209 degrees for Pakistan; and
RFA in Mandarin, 78 degrees via Kuwait for C&E China; and except for
HFCC, which Sees No Evil, therefore jamming, which EiBi labels as
CNR1 or Firedrake. Anyhow, something from over there is midnightly
propagating solsticeally (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, May 31 at 0211, RHC English is OFF, leaving only 6000
which is S9+10/20 but as usually, undermodulated. 6060 Spanish is
also OFF. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12200, May 31 at 0612, RHC English good at S8-S9, just as
readable as its fundamental 6100, S9+10/20, a nice indicator that the
MUF is up, despite no RHC or WRMI fundamentals on 25m. Back on 49m,
6000 & 6060 are still AWOL, while 6165 is JBM at S9-S7. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11860, May 31 at 0618, weak S1 residual noise jamming
audible, on a Radio Martí frequency active only in the daytime.
Something`s always excessive at the DentroCuban Jamming Command
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR [and non]. 5009.931, May 31 at 0332, JBA carrier,
presumed RNM on signature off-frequency; checking after Zanzibar
6015; then I tune 5915 for Zambia but nothing there (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, May 31 at 0251, XEPPM with good modulation for a
change in a song, S9/+10. This season there is no Vatican or anything
else to collide all evening here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7440-7615, May 31 at 0335 and later, nothing from
Station YHWH, which Ron Howard and Walt Salmaniw have heard
reactivated after many months on 7480, 7495 sporadically around this
time last few nights. I remember he once used 7615 too (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1230, May 31 at 0155 UT, looking for DX in absence of WBBZ
Ponca City, but now it`s after sunset when there is plenty of other
QRM: briefly atop is a Rangers silly baseball game, 0156 break for
ad, but if local cannot copy it. DF seems NNW/SSE.

Texas Rangers provides map and station list on one page as of
5.21.19!
https://content.mlb.com/documents/5/4/8/302771548/2019_Map_Rangers_Radio_Network_Coverage_Area.pdf

On 1230, there are two:
KSEY Haskell TX, near Wichita Falls, SSW of here, W of Arlington
KSST Sulphur Springs, in NE TX, SE of here, E of Arlington
(but in Waco not on KWTX), so KSST is more likely by DF. I am no
station-counter so less than 100% certainty is no problem. It is what
it is (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 6015, May 31 at 0328:50 tune-in, presumed ZBC is already
on, as I was hoping to catch its cut-on, which Ron Howard says is now
around 0330, JIP programming after official sign-on at 0300. S9 but I
can`t hear much modulation. Others report their other frequency 11735
active but weak; I used to hear it before 2100v* but not any more
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1759 UT May 31