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Glenn Hauser logs September 18-19-20, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.971, Sept 18 at 1811, JBA carrier measured from
LRA36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza. I
frequently seek this but first detexion in a long time.

Adrian Korol of RAE has notified me in Spanish that LRA36 will make a
special broadcast, Sat Sept 21 at 1300-1415 UT for the first day of
spring, and ahead of station`s 40th anniversary on Oct 20. Special
e-QSLs are offered for correct reports to lra36@... Also
invites greetings, comments and suggestions to same address ahead of
the program to be read during it. He does not mention remote
receivers, so I guess those are acceptable (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF
RADIO 2000, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13566, 13632, 13768, weaker 13837 approx., Sept 18 at 1407,
RHC-FM blobs with F# tone, multiples of about 66-69 kHz out of RHC-AM
13700, but weaker than usual; and next order beyond circa 13500 &
13900 not detected. Recheck at 1447, the tone is still audible about
13769. So far that makes Sept 15, 16, and 18 in play; none on Sept 14,
17; and 19 when 13700 itself was AWOL at 1358. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2000, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Sept 18 at 1413, RHC is S9 but JBM, while 15230 with
more modulation is only S3. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15120, Sept 20 at 0004, S5-S7 of dead air, no doubt the CRI
Spanish relay as also on 5990 and even modulating. // 15120 was
scheduled in B-18, and has kept showing up in A-19 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 353 kHz, Sept 18 at 0648 UT, ND beacon LI, which is 400
watts from Little Rock, Arkansas; I was tuned to 351 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1999 monitoring: NOT confirmed, Wed
Sept 18 at 2100 on WRMI 9955; for the second week in a row, RFPI in
French instead, alto websked still shows WOR as of Sept 20.

Confirmed Wed Sept 18 at 2100 on WBCQ webcast, so also on JBA carrier
7490+v.

Also confirmed UT Thu Sept 19 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, S9+10 including
high local line noise level.

WORLD OF RADIO 2000 contents: Antarctica, Bahamas, Bermuda, Cuba,
Denmark, France, Isle of Man and non, Myanmar, Norway, USA, Vietnam;
an interview with me by Charles Van Sant, WRRS Cincinnati; and the
propagation outlook

SW airings start Friday Sept 20:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, NEW 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [alt weeks, Sept 28] ND
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

WOR 2000 is available online as of 0020 UT Friday September 20
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.mp3

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

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

** U S A. 1590, Sept 19 at 0549 UT, Spanish music looping SSE, 0551
hymn ``El Señor es mi Pastor``. 0558 station address of ``15-90 AM``
in Pasadena, phone 713-586-13##, and tent. Radio Aleluya name, the
details correlating with KMIC, 5/5 kW U4. Supposedly beams into the
Gulf at night, but here we are oppositeward; swiveling the DX-398 on
my wrist-mount at 0559 also catch an ad from WCGO Evanston/Chicago,
which at night supposedly beams only to its northeast.

Why isn`t KMIC flooded? AM transmitter sites like swamps. Let`s see,
is the KMIC call a legacy of Radio Disney? Can we come up with a good
gospel slogan? Something better than ``Manantial Iesus Cristus``. This
DF is close but not the same as the due-south Spanish I previously had
from suspected KDAE Sinton/Corpus Christi. And certainly not KDAV
Lubbock to the SW, which Tim Hall thinx has also flipped to Spanish
based on an 806-AC phone number recorded by Paul Walker, WY (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1690, Sept 18 at 0553, ``KDMT, Denver`s Money Talk, 16-90
AM``. I was thinking one of these Denver x-banders, or 1650? was
changing ownership and format, but can`t find it now (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. DTV RF 45, Sept 19 at 1445 UT, morning tropo check finds a
Bad signal still way upband, and Hepburn map forecast a level-2
connexion between Wichita and here, not from Tulsa whence KOTV had
seemed to be repacked; but KSNW Wichita ``3`` apparently has not gone
to 15 yet where it will collide with KTBO OKC. Few other Bad DX
signals but one on RF 31 which also implies Wichita, KDCU Univisión.
FCC TV Query now shows KSNW a CP for 15, still LIC for 45. How much
longer? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0218 UT Sept 20

Re: Glenn Hauser logs September 18-19-20, 2019

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
 

Glenn, KDMT 1690 was one of the Salem Media stations sold to Relevant radio. Closing in 60-90 days after filing. So they could take over as early as mid October I think 

Paul 

On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 8:19 PM Glenn Hauser via Groups.Io <wghauser=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.971, Sept 18 at 1811, JBA carrier measured from
LRA36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza. I
frequently seek this but first detexion in a long time.

Adrian Korol of RAE has notified me in Spanish that LRA36 will make a
special broadcast, Sat Sept 21 at 1300-1415 UT for the first day of
spring, and ahead of station`s 40th anniversary on Oct 20. Special
e-QSLs are offered for correct reports to lra36@... Also
invites greetings, comments and suggestions to same address ahead of
the program to be read during it. He does not mention remote
receivers, so I guess those are acceptable (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF
RADIO 2000, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13566, 13632, 13768, weaker 13837 approx., Sept 18 at 1407,
RHC-FM blobs with F# tone, multiples of about 66-69 kHz out of RHC-AM
13700, but weaker than usual; and next order beyond circa 13500 &
13900 not detected. Recheck at 1447, the tone is still audible about
13769. So far that makes Sept 15, 16, and 18 in play; none on Sept 14,
17; and 19 when 13700 itself was AWOL at 1358. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2000, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Sept 18 at 1413, RHC is S9 but JBM, while 15230 with
more modulation is only S3. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15120, Sept 20 at 0004, S5-S7 of dead air, no doubt the CRI
Spanish relay as also on 5990 and even modulating. // 15120 was
scheduled in B-18, and has kept showing up in A-19 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 353 kHz, Sept 18 at 0648 UT, ND beacon LI, which is 400
watts from Little Rock, Arkansas; I was tuned to 351 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1999 monitoring: NOT confirmed, Wed
Sept 18 at 2100 on WRMI 9955; for the second week in a row, RFPI in
French instead, alto websked still shows WOR as of Sept 20.

Confirmed Wed Sept 18 at 2100 on WBCQ webcast, so also on JBA carrier
7490+v.

Also confirmed UT Thu Sept 19 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, S9+10 including
high local line noise level.

WORLD OF RADIO 2000 contents: Antarctica, Bahamas, Bermuda, Cuba,
Denmark, France, Isle of Man and non, Myanmar, Norway, USA, Vietnam;
an interview with me by Charles Van Sant, WRRS Cincinnati; and the
propagation outlook

SW airings start Friday Sept 20:

2200 UT Friday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780 to NE, NEW 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
0629vUT Saturday  HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday  Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [alt weeks, Sept 28] ND
1430 UT Saturday  HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955 to SSE
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday    HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1130 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1816 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

WOR 2000 is available online as of 0020 UT Friday September 20
(mp3 stream)    http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.m3u
(mp3 download)  http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.mp3

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

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

** U S A. 1590, Sept 19 at 0549 UT, Spanish music looping SSE, 0551
hymn ``El Señor es mi Pastor``. 0558 station address of ``15-90 AM``
in Pasadena, phone 713-586-13##, and tent. Radio Aleluya name, the
details correlating with KMIC, 5/5 kW U4. Supposedly beams into the
Gulf at night, but here we are oppositeward; swiveling the DX-398 on
my wrist-mount at 0559 also catch an ad from WCGO Evanston/Chicago,
which at night supposedly beams only to its northeast.

Why isn`t KMIC flooded? AM transmitter sites like swamps. Let`s see,
is the KMIC call a legacy of Radio Disney? Can we come up with a good
gospel slogan? Something better than ``Manantial Iesus Cristus``. This
DF is close but not the same as the due-south Spanish I previously had
from suspected KDAE Sinton/Corpus Christi. And certainly not KDAV
Lubbock to the SW, which Tim Hall thinx has also flipped to Spanish
based on an 806-AC phone number recorded by Paul Walker, WY (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1690, Sept 18 at 0553, ``KDMT, Denver`s Money Talk, 16-90
AM``. I was thinking one of these Denver x-banders, or 1650? was
changing ownership and format, but can`t find it now (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. DTV RF 45, Sept 19 at 1445 UT, morning tropo check finds a
Bad signal still way upband, and Hepburn map forecast a level-2
connexion between Wichita and here, not from Tulsa whence KOTV had
seemed to be repacked; but KSNW Wichita ``3`` apparently has not gone
to 15 yet where it will collide with KTBO OKC. Few other Bad DX
signals but one on RF 31 which also implies Wichita, KDCU Univisión.
FCC TV Query now shows KSNW a CP for 15, still LIC for 45. How much
longer? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0218 UT Sept 20



Glenn Hauser logs September 20, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA. Re 15476-CUSB, LRA36 special, Manuel Méndez, Lugo,
Spain, reports: ``Mail received from LRA 36. They say the special
program that will be on air tomorrow Saturday 1300-1415 UT, will be
repeated later in the evening: [sic] "hola Manuel como estas buenas
tarde este sabado 21 de septiembre vamos a trasmitir un programa
especial de onda corta con muchos saludos de radio aficionados del
mundo la hora es 13 a 1415 UT por onda corta, y lo vamos a retrasmir
por la tarde tambien."`` --- but no time specified for the replay
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 800, Sept 20 at 1111 UT, CKLW playing a clip from `The
Daily Show` about Trudeau`s brown-facing, W&M chat enjoying all the
attention Canada is getting as a result. KQCV OKC easily nulled (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13631, 13564, 13493, 13423, 13372 approx., Sept 20 at 1351,
RHC-FM service with F# tone out of 13700-AM. 13631 is S9+20, 13564 is
S9+10, 13493 is S5 vs CODAR; 13423 weak, and 13372 trace. As I then
move to the plus side at 1401 find 13700 has cut to dead air, and soon
off before I can find any more. Normally 13700 & FM galaxy stay on
another hour. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 760, Sept 20 at 1108 UT, `Hablando Claro` program or
segment with item about something that happened in Mexico 2+ years ago
on Sept 19, 2017; with WJR nulled. Of the four 760 Mexicans, most
likely XEABC, EdoMex, 70/10 kW with variety format, rather than
Chiapas or Jalisco, and surely not Sonora

Searching on that title and XEABC leads to a media directory at Radio
- Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México making such a connexion.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, Sept 20 at 1125, surprised to hear TOMBS morning
moanin` & groanin` hour, since WWCR-1 was supposed to stop The
Overcomer at 1100 and switch to 15825 with other programming (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re: why isn`t KMIC, 1590, address in Pasadena TX. flooded?
KMIC transmitter site is not around Pasadena = SE of Houston closer to
the coast, but NW of downtown Houston between Aldine and Spring Valley
and not far from White Oak Bayou, which is flood prone:

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/tx/nwis/uv?site_no=08074020

https://www.weatherforyou.com/reports/index.php?config=&place=houston&state=tx&forecast=riversobs&gauge=HGTT2
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1630 kHz, Sept 20 at 0256 UT, pop/disco music with very
heavy beat timed at 124/minute, surely not what KKGM Ft Worth would be
playing. 0257.5, KCJJ Iowa City ID and into ``CBS News on the Hour``
--- but 2.5 minutes BEFORE the hour!!

I thought KCJJ was a talk station, but NRC AM Log shows split format,
also AC. Per
https://www.1630kcjj.com/show/hit-music/
`Hit Music` plays from 9 pm to 5 am CDT [02-10 UT], even more on
Sundays. Some personalities elsewhen may be DJs rather than talkers,
unclear.

Was the early news an aberration? Check again ~3 hours later, this
time not until 0558.0 UT does it ID and run `CBS News on the Hour`
only 2 minutes early. Dirty little secret which apparently still
applies: some major network news ``on`` the hour is pre-recorded a few
minutes before for flexibility and to allow quick fixes if anything go
wrong. If a total disaster, they can always try again really live on
the hour. But you would think affiliates would not give this away by
airing it early, especially when it`s titled ``On The Hour``! (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1680, Sept 20 at 0548 UT, NO signaL from KRJO Monroe LA,
music station which normally dominates; instead music and WPRR ID from
Ada MI northeast; nulling that should reveal KRJO from the southeast,
but nothing except some other very weak signal from one of the four
other more distant US 1680s. Still no KRJO at 1136 UT, just a fast SAH
from somethings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re my log of KDMT 1690 Denver market which still exists,
Paul Walker, Laramie, explains: ``Glenn, KDMT 1690 was one of the
Salem Media stations sold to Relevant radio. Closing in 60-90 days
after filing. So they could take over as early as mid October I think.
Paul`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Sept 20 at
1058-1105 UT, as I happen to be awake more than an hour before local
sunrise when this usually be done: on the DX-398 looping NW: 774, 747,
693, 594, 675, 828, 972, 1134(2), 1566. From WSW: 702, 612, 882, 1548
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1702 UT September 20

Glenn Hauser logs September 20-21, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA [and non]. 15476-, Sept 21 at 1357, JBA carrier direct
from LRA36; during their publicized special for arrival of spring
(really not until 0750 UT Monday Sept 23 --- about as late as it can
get on our calendar). Meanwhile, I know to have any chance of hearing
more than that, I need a remote receiver. I suspect many of them are
maxed out because of this. I finally find one in Brasil (not the main
Pardinho one) which connects at 1326, with W&W in Spanish talking
about Antártida, but not strong & clear enough to follow much. At 1335
I notice some ACI from 15470 in Chinese, i.e. CNR1 jamming against RFA
Tibetan via Tajikistan at 11-14.

I`m back on the SDR at 1408 when reception has improved, just in time
to hear a quick greeting by the well-known voice of Jeff White, and
some other voices. 1410 music starts and 1415 with lyrix maybe in
English. No more talk after that, and this SDR cuts me off at 1428.
The special is supposed to be repeated sometime later today.

At 1458 I try on UTwente, finding 15475 occupied by martial Chinese
vocal music, 1500 timesignal and CNR ID; and now noise jamming is
piled on. Aoki, EiBi, and HFCC do not show anything on 15475 at this
time, but the ChiCom must know better; a pox upon them.

Or this jamming is very outdated. Back on June 27-28, Observer,
Bulgaria reported about Radio Free Asia:
``1500-1600 NF 11675 SAI 100 kW / 300 deg EaAs Chinese,x 15475 BIB``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13500, 13565, 13635, 13765, 13830, 13900, 13965, 14030, Sept
21 at 1358, RHC-FM at 65-kHz intervals out of 13700-AM, but only the
inner ones have program modulation, extremely distorted, and with a
tone sounding lower than the usual F# above C-middle. The outer ones
get progressively weaker to only a trace at the margins. Hey, RHC, if
you`re going to broadcast in FM, at least make it clean and readable.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 15120, Fri Sept 20 at 2154, VOA in Bambara, via Grimesland
NC is very poor with carrier breakup/crackle, unlike // VG S9+25
13670. This is M-F only at 2130-2200. Why is Bambara so important to
VOA unlike countless other Afrolangs? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2000 monitoring: confirmed first
SWBC, Fri Sept 20 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S7 vs local noise level. After
``WNYW`` style ID, not upcut; unusually this time I utter my
introductory dekaword twice to compensate, but that usually happens to
the 2100 broadcasts; hear what happen Saturday. WRMI does not show it
on websked, but RFPI knows it is newly scheduled every Wed at 2100 to
South America; instead of WOR:
http://www.rfpi.eu/fr/nous-ecouter

Also confirmed UT Saturday Sept 22 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, S9+20/30 but
some fading; 5010 fair; 7780 JBA carrier in HNL.

Also confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria:
``GERMANY World of Radio#2000 via Hamburger Lokalradio, September 21
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuS6RXhCfLE&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lqgM0jT-70&feature=youtu.be
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/09/world-of-radio2000-via-hamburger.html
0630-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, fair signal``

Not confirmed Sat 1430 on HLR 9485-CUSB, as usual inaudible on UTwente
SDR, and I can`t get a connexion to the OH5 SDR. Next:

1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

WOR 2000 available online as of 0020 UT Friday September 20
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.mp3

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

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

Thanks to everyone who sent congratulations on reaching WOR 2000!
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (7490v), UT Sat Sept 21 at 0000, WBCQ webcast of `AAAWWW`.
This week I do not check any of the SW frequencies, but AW says they
are all on except #4 on 6160v which ``flared out due to condensation``
when he tried to start it.

Says 5130v will start next week a ``good oldies program`` three nights
a week, Wed-Thu-Fri 7-9 pm [=23-01 into next UT days]; part of the
``loss leader`` $10/hour rate for two-hour minimum on that
transmitter. No politix this week, and Freddie is soon on the phone
with a lot of questions.

Frustratingly, SuperStation is still not operable, he thinx due to a
``design issue``. Two Continental engineers are up here today working
on it; this 500 kW #6 unit has been under construxion for three years.
He then goes into a very technical explanation, part of which I try to
follow: a driver issue. Output tube for 500 kW is a tetrode costing
$80K, and filament is water-cooled; 1000 amps at 19 volts. It takes 8
minutes to bring it up safely; runs on DC 3 phase. At 14 kv, 41 amps
to make 500 kW output. The antenna anyway now works nicely. Then he
gets into how bias is part of the electronic problem.

Here`s John Carver`s report on same: ``Tonight's show started on time
this evening on 7490. 5130 has the better signal but is cut off
promptly at 0100 so the next program can start. Voice over the theme
song says that 6160 is down this evening. Allan and Angela in the
studio. Opening remarks about families and compromise. Allan says 6160
transmitter is down because of condensation as the building it's in is
neither heated or air conditioned. Says it blew a lot of fuses and
such trying to start.

Next Allan states that they're having problems with the transmitter
for the superstation and there's been a couple engineers from the
company there for a week or two trying to work it all out. Problem is
with the huge water cooled tube and something about a bias. I'm a
spring maker by trade and not an electrician so am not up on all the
terminology. Allan believes it is a poor design and states that he and
Tim could probably do better but it's still under warranty so he's
letting the transmitter company handle it. He does say that the
antenna is working fine now.

First phone call at 0037 from Freddie. Talk about Allan's big
generators for the superstation, the generators used on the radio ship
and then locomotives. Reading of emails at 0055 and I can barely copy
the signal now. Lost the signal about 0102 and have no idea when the
program actually ended. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Sept 20 at 1853 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS is OFF
again. Still off at 1705 UT check Sept 21. It had been on since August
26 after a long hiatus since at least May 3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1280, Sept 20 at 1853 UT check and Sept 21 at 1705, KSOK
Arkansas City KS still sounds much weaker than its usual 1 kW on
groundwave (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. A reply to my query, why isn`t 1590 KMIC flooded?

``Glenn, regarding KMIC: Although the transmitter site is near White
Oak Bayou in northwest Houston, that part of the metro area did not
get the same heavy rains as the eastern and southern parts. So the
water levels were up, but not enough to cause problems for KMIC.
Imelda was pretty much a non-event at my northwest Harris County QTH.

KMIC is listed as a U2 in WRTH and Radio-Locator also shows
non-directional daytime, so increased night coverage would indicate
they are not switching to the directional array.

KMIC is one of several sibling brokered time AM and FM stations in
greater Houston metro that runs Spanish language religion, sometimes
// depending on program bookings. Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas``

Stephen, glad you too are not flooded! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 1680, Sept 21 at 0538 UT check, KRJO Monroe LA is back on
with rock music; had been AWOL the night before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1723 UT Sept 21

Glenn Hauser logs September 21-22, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** BRAZIL. 4885.023, Sept 22 at 0551, Rádio Clube do Pará music
measured here on VP signal, but at least I can hear it, even tho or
because of using my indoor longwire, after a storm which deposited
more than one inch of rain, also attenuating if not eliminating the
high line noise level. Recheck at 0619 during multi-station ID
including some MW outlets, which is what Pará does, not the other ZY
on 4885, Rdif. Acreana. However, when measuring this, I heard a beat
with another carrier; too early for Korea. Either it`s Acreana
underneath, or the Pará carrier is slightly unstable. Richard Langley
had recently recorded 4885 overnight and reported nothing from Brasil
but Pará (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 9630.408, Sept 22 at 0610, R. Aparecida music on
perpetual offset.

9664.847, Sept 22 at 0615, Voz Missionária preaching in Portuguese,
another perpetual offset, both with fair signals more than usual and
not much else on 31mb now.

9645.00, Sept 22 at 0609, JBA carrier between the two Brazilians which
once would surely have been R. Bandeirantes, but doubt it has resumed
SW. Per EiBi, it`s Vatican Radio, Sunday-only Ukrainian at 0605-0700,
altho CNR1 Beijing is also on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 10870, Sept 22 at 1255, CNR1 jammer, Chinese talk; but no
more in the 9s, 10s, 11s, nor 12s, 13s, by 1305, except JBA 11640, VP
11785 and better 11825 before 1300 which are also probably CNR1
jammers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Sept 22 at 0557, RHC English is S9+10 but suptorted;
6165 a JBA carrier S7-S9, but JBM? 6100 however is S9+20/30 with good
mod. 6060, originally A-19 scheduled for English at 0500-0700, has
been gone for months, but still in Aoki/NDXC (along with Spanish
0000-0500), not EiBi. 5040 is OFF already altho it was VG a few
minutes earlier. Typically they turn it off before the English hour
concludes! (BTW, last Sunday, Wolfgang Bueschel says Esperanto at 0700
on 6100 was absent; I`m not awake that late). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, Sept 22 at 1305, RHC fails to provide any FM spurblobs
today; something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Sun Sept 22 at 0603,, no signal from VON. Oops, I
meant to check whether audible on 11770- or 9690-, but dozed before
getting around to it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2000 monitoring: confirmed Sat Sept
21 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, S7-S9 after 2058 IS & ID loop. My duplicated
intro almost succeeds. Upcut misses ``This is Glenn Hauser with World
of Radi`` picking up at ``o two thousand`` and then I say it again
completely. No more chances to hear WOR Saturday evenings until:

Confirmed UT Sunday Sept 22 0330 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO,
good S9+30 overcoming nearby storm crashes, about 3 minutes in, so
started circa 0327. Next:

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW; 9330 test?
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

WOR 2000 available online as of 0020 UT Friday September 20
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.mp3

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

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

Thanks to everyone who sent congratulations on reaching WOR 2000!
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, Sept 21 at 2057, rock music at S9+30 and still past
2105. The WBCQ 500 kW SuperStation is obviously back on air testing
after several weeks off; supposedly all afternoon and evening it will
be on 12120 as registered, but now at 2107 check RTTY from presumed
NAU Isabela, Puerto Rico is still unencumbered, whew. At 2110, 9330 is
concluding a non-Peggy Lee version of ``Fever``, and has surged to
S9+40. More and more rock, but break in transmission at 2146*-*2148.

I`ve kept an eye on AW`s twits, but so far no advance or current
notice of this activity. Only next day do I find these, with
timestamps in unknown zone, EDT? Or UT+1 from my computer?

``Allan Weiner‏ @AllanWBCQ
Worlds Superstation back on air. Testing now on 9330khz. 500kw. Watch
them electric meters spin!! 5:48 PM - 21 Sep 2019 from Maine, USA

Allan Weiner‏ @AllanWBCQ
Superstation back testing last night on 9330 kHz. Sounding good
everywhere. Tonight on Area51 Radio NewYork International with John P
Lightening. For 21 Years -radio madness. Tune 5130khz. Why do we do
this? For radio freedom of expression. Transmitter building for 500kw.
5:09 AM - 22 Sep 2019``

Meanwhile I posted this to the WOR iog at 2132 UT Sept 21:
``Superstation finally back on, 9330.00 blasting up to 40 over 9
before and after 2100 with rock. 12120 still occupied by RTTY from
presumed NAU Puerto Rico. Glenn``

At 2252 some narration over music. Quick AW legal IDs fire sharp at
ToH 2200 & 2300 over music. But 2301 full WBCQ canned ID and switch to
``Sound the general alarm!`` introducing `Radio TimTron Worldwide`
which must be // 5130+v where originally scheduled this hour,
inaudible here; mostly playing novelty tunes. Break off air at
2346*-*2347 and music after that may be test fill rather than RTTWW? I
don`t hear him any more. But at 0000 Sept 22, Falling Star Network
logo, WBCQ jingle ID as on Area 51, and `GRITS` show; now only
S9+10/20. Seems to be live/current as mentions date September 21.

9330.00 checked again at 0127 Sept 22, now amid `Lumpy Gravy Show`
with Larry Will & Jane, but mentioning 5110 more than once including
at 0130, so must be a very old replay.

The 500? kW audiblizes this on my noised ATS-909 next to the TVs and
computer. Seems to go off at 0150, and I don`t check on better
receivers until 0329 when there is still a VP carrier on 9330.00, so
maybe it stayed on but propagation outfaded it (and/or power greatly
reduced). BTW, at this time it`s stronger than JBA carrier remnants of
9395 & 9955 WRMI, despite its southern-advantage. Nothing further
heard on 9330 morning of Sept 22, but maybe will resume Sunday
afternoon/evening? Not by 1700 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Sept 21 at 2108 tune-in, Rudy Espinal WRMI ID in
Spanish only, odd time! Because it`s within a ``Back to the Music``
oldies block per Bob Biermann after him, S9+10/20. Which reminds me,
are they relaying VOA News anymore? Haven`t run across it lately which
used to be at unpredictable times within such hours; but maybe quit
after VOA stopped updating newscasts wherever they were accessing them
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Sunday September 22 at 1253, `I Love Italy`
acknowledging reception reports. In Italian, quite different accent
than we hear from Roberto Scaglione in Sicilia; I wonder if this guy
be an expatriate. Nothing about the show on the WRMI Programming page;
scheduled Sundays 1245-1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475 & 5830, Sept 21 at 2112, WTWW-1 AWOL from both possible
frequencies, as is almost always the case now. No loss! with PPPP
finally laid to rest? But why would ministry HQ in Laporte CO be cool
with WTWW mainly airing Ted`s rock/ham stuff on #2 transmitter? If
they cared, could insist on PPPP appearing on #2 if #1 be down.

5085, Sat Sept 21 at 2330, WTWW-2 is not on, when `Theatre Organ in
the Ozarx` used to air. Still off at 2358, but on by 0032 Sept 22 with
rock; next check 0127, Ted ham stuff, not TOITO either (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Sept 22 at 1350 UT, KNGO Dallas in Vietnamese with no
QRM from closer KQAM Wichita which ought to be dominant by now; except
a slow SAH: maybe KQAM carrier on, but unmodulated. 1410 KGSO Wichita
is normally loud. See also 1520 log for more Vietnamese (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1520, Sunday Sept 22 at 1311 UT, W&M Vietnamese chat mixing
with KOKC OKC, almost same level thanx to KOKC`s self-attenuation; and
with slow SAH of almost 1 Hz, 56/minute = 0.93. From here, can`t null
one to hear the other. Obviously it`s KYND Cypress (Houston) TX active
again with such programming, and I wonder if it`s same as on 1560
KGOW? Yes! On second receiver they match with a slight echo. What
about 1480 KNGO Dallas? That one was supposedly duplicating KGOW. But
they are not, now and later chex; similar chat, but at times one is in
music, the others talking (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3325, Sept 22 at 1246, S5-S7 carrier, but can`t make out
any modulation. NBC Bougainville or VOI Palangkaraya (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 8000, Sept 22 at 1307, JBA carrier, intriguing; not a
listed SOH/CNR1 jammer frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1717 UT September 22

Glenn Hauser logs September 22-23, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA [and non]. 10960, scanning for CNR1 jammers, Sept 23 at 1323,
not much except a weak signal here, but wait --- it`s in English.
Altho a regular SOH/jamchan, sure enough what I hear now is matching
audio from local 1390 KCRC, quickly computed as
overload/external/receiver mix with the S9+30 signal of CRI via CUBA
on 9570, which is 1390 kHz below.

I do find some real CNR1s at 1331: 9180 VP Chinese; 9215 & 9230 JBA
carriers, and no WOOBs higher up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGES)

** CUBA. 9630 & 9650, Sept 23 at 1328, buzzspurs again out of 9640 RHC
transmitter. But no FMs out of 13700-AM. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Sept 23 at 0607, RHC in SPANISH news, not English, VG
S9+30, when there is not supposed to be Spanish on any frequency.
Can`t tell if other frequencies are still English: 6000 just went off;
6165 is JBA carrier in HNL; and so is 5040 which normally should
penetrate if still on. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1170, Sept 23 at 1234 UT tune-across KFAQ Tulsa as EAS
tones are concluding. No known emergency requiring them; what`s up?
Right into ordinary weather info from NewsOn6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2000 monitoring: Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain,
Logs in Reinante, Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters: GERMANY,
6190, Hamburger LokalRadio, Goehren, *0600-0700, 21-09, English,
programs “Media Network Plus” and Glenn Hauser’s “World of Radio”.
25432. (Méndez) 7265, Hamburger LokalRadio, Goehren, 1030-1100, 22-09,
English, Glenn Hauser’s program “World of Radio”. 15321. (Méndez)

Also confirmed Sunday Sept 22 after 2130 on WRMI 7780, VP vs HNL.

Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 23 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, JBA vs HNL; but
VG S9+20 on // 9395.

Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 23 at 0248, JBA on WRMI 7780 via
UTwente; direct at 0240 only a JBA carrier vs HNL.

Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 23 at 0300 on Area 51 webcast; JBA vs
HNL even with NB at 0327 on WBCQ 5130+, (and not at UTwente SDR)

Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 23 after 0330 on WRMI webcast, while no
signal on 9955 (and other WRMI 9395 a JBA carrier). Next:

1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

WOR 2000 available online as of 0020 UT Friday September 20
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.mp3

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

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

Thanks to everyone who sent congratulations on reaching WOR 2000!
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. [WOR] 9330 WBCQ SS back on --- At 1751 Sept 22 check with
music; had not been on at 1700. Does not seem like full power. Maybe
will stay on again this evening with Area 51?? (Glenn Hauser, 1755 UT
Sept 22, WOR iog via DXLD) But next check 1838 it`s gone again and
nothing further into UT Sept 23 (gh)

** U S A. 1280, Sept 23 at 1230 UT from NW/SE mentions Utah in ad;
1231 plug ``97-5 The Dog`` sports radio in Utah; nearest KSOK 1280 KS
is no problem, QRP if on at all. Some IBOC noise presumably from KRXO
OK dominating 1270. So it`s KZNS SLC, U4 50000/670 watts. Well,
official FCC sunrise in Sept is not until 1300 UT (October 1345 UT),
and this is far too much signal for 670 watts. Day pattern is almost
ND, slight advantage to the east and south; night pattern major lobes
N/S, not good for us. WTFDA DB shows the main 97.5 KZNS at CoL
Coalville, 89 kW ERP horizontal only; plus five low-power co-channel
relays but not translators in SLC and various suburbs, with calls such
as KZNS-FM4 in SLC. But this and NRC AM Log say the slogan is ``1280
The Zone`` as the calls imply, not ``The Dawg``. There are several
Dawgs (or Dogs) searched on 97.5 but not here, unless a very recent
change. It sure sounded like Dawg to me. Shortly after at 1235 UT I
compare this to 50 kW ND KSL on 1160 and find it JBA (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 88.1, Sept 23 at 1340 UT, KWOU Woodward OK is in solid for
`StarDate` so I know tropo is up. For 1500, Hepburn maps predict a big
level-7 blob centered over SE KS, with level 2 extending out past
Enid. Starting UHF/VHF DTV scan at 1402:

OKC stations on RF 23, 13, 7 are not decoding, so blocked by DX QRM.
Bad signals on 8, 10, 12, 26, 30, 31, 32, 35, 45.

RF 14 briefly decodes enough to display PSIP IDs as DTV 17-1 FOX and
without trying to tune up, DTV 17-3 Comet. This matches
rabbitears.info only for KOCW Hoisington (central KS, Hays market), 40
kW relaying KSAS via KAAS. W9WI.com confirms that there are no other
possibilities in the 4-state area.

Blockage of KOCO RF7 probably also from Hays, KBSH-DT; altho the map
would imply KOAM-TV Pittsburg KS 98 kW in the max-tropo target zone
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search on the DX-398, Sept
23 at 1213-1223 UT spanning LSR of 1220 UT:
From NW: 774, 747, 693, 657, 594, 828, 837, 972, 1566
From WSW: 702, 567, 882, 1035
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1647 UT September 23

Glenn Hauser logs September 23-24, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ARGENTINA [non]. See USA: WRMI

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer search, Sept 24 at 1240-1250: 9155 JBA carrier,
9255 Chinese, 10820 JBA carrier with flutter; more JBACs on 11150,
11460, 11540 < 11640, none higher. The lower ones are all listed SOH
jammed frequencies; the top two vs RFA and RTI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9620-9660, Sept 24 at 0018, buzzfield this wide out of the
9640 RHC transmitter, rather than peaks 9630 & 9650 as before.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST) see also TURKEY

** OKLAHOMA. Transmission of S9+ buzzing noise levels around my QTH
appear to have been fixed. This has severely hampered my monitoring
mainly in the 3-9 MHz range, sometimes beyond, and sometimes also MW.
On rare occasions it would abate or go off briefly, particularly after
some rain. I complained to our electric utility, OG&E, about this in
early August. A very helpful guy, Rocky, checked it out, but concluded
that he could do nothing about it until Suddenlink cable, which shares
poles with OG&E, repaired some ``lashings`` in my neighborhood, making
noise masking the major problem. This was not done until September 23,
after my repeated complaints to Suddenlink, and putting them in
contact with Rocky.

Now today Sept 24, Rocky has been back on the case, located and fixed
it: a bad lightning arrester, he says, half a mile north. My DF of the
noise source had long indicated a N/S axis. It had also been radiating
thru powerlines over a wide area, same thing heard for many blox
around. Thanks to Rocky! I`ve got his number if there are any further
noise problems. Now I should again be able to DX effectively on the
lower bands! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 12030, Sept 23 at 2047, S8 of dead air from REE to ME, while
9690 to NAm is modulating OK at S9 fading to S6; 12030 would have been
better for us even tho off the back. The other two transmitters appear
off: 11940 JBA carrier from algo, CRI Bulgarian via Kunming? and
nothing on 11670 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 13635, Sept 24 at 1254, S9 Turkish announcement with
contact info just before 1255* as VOT manages to land within a few Hz
of proper frequency; too bad English is not on here, as 15450, too
high all summer, remains a JBA carrier. However, 13635 could be
blasted away by RHC-FM; 13700 is already on but no spurs today (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2000 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue Sept 24 at
0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA vs HNL here, but F-G via UTwente where aimed!

Checking the WRMI skedgrid, I see that another WOR airing has been
replaced by something else: Sat 2100 on 9955. This may keep me from
noting (never complaining) about being upcut; it would have been
better for WRMI just to align its systems. Strangely enough, WOR still
appears on the sked for Wed 2100 on 9955, despite having been replaced
by RFPI French the past two weeks. Next:

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

WOR 2000 available online as of 0020 UT Friday September 20
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.mp3

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

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

Thanks to everyone who sent congratulations on reaching WOR 2000!
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Sept 24 at 0001, WRMI with W&M conversation about
debunking conspiracy theories; say they are on 9395, 7730 and another
frequency to the south. Not now! 7730 has a gospel huxter in Spanish.
``Flat earth makes no sense,`` she opines. Address is
theweeklylab@.... I check other WRMI frequencies and it is // on
5950; not on 9955. Then searching the WRMI webskedgrids I find `The
Lab` for a semihour at: Sun 0030 7730; Sun 2100 9955; Tue 0000 9395 &
5950; Wed 0300 9955.

I guess this is relatively new; at least not noticed here before.
There is already an entry about it on the WRMI programming page
http://www.wrmi.net/index.php/programming/

``The Lab is a weekly show that dissects and digs into a wide range of
topics. From today’s current events to ancient history, and everything
in between! Your hosts, Kate Holiday and Ryan Rivers bring you the
latest through this weekly show and Podcast.

Kate Holiday has been on the air since 2015, starting in Kodiak,
Alaska where she hosted a live radio talk show each weekend and was on
the air every evening during the week. When she finally left Alaska,
she always knew she wanted to get back into radio at some point, and
is excited to start this new adventure alongside Ryan Rivers.

Ryan Rivers joined Kate Holiday in Alaska starting in 2016, serving as
her co-host. He was on the air each weekend with Kate, derailing her
show each time. A native of southeast Missouri, Ryan took an interest
in shortwave years ago and is excited to be reaching an audience
around the globe. A history-buff at heart, Ryan constantly drops
useless knowledge and random facts regarding the hot topics
discussed.

The two have reunited once again, this time on shortwave to reach the
world! Their show is also available for download as a weekly Podcast.
The broadcast schedule on WRMI is 0000 UTC Sunday (that's 8 pm US
Eastern Time on Saturday) on 7730 kHz, with a repeat at 0000 UTC
Tuesday (that's 8 pm Eastern Time on Monday) on 9395 kHz. The
broadcasts are beamed primarily to North America, but can be heard
elsewhere when propagation conditions are right. Your comments and
reception reports are welcome at: theweeklylab@.... Photo above:
Ryan and Kate in the studio`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5850, Sept 24 at 0006, S9+20 of dead air from WRMI. I leave
a receiver on this and remains dead until 0108 fades up robo-bible,
presumably during TOMBS? No, ABF English is scheduled on System F, UT
Tuesday at 0100; and from 0000 daily it`s supposed to be Slovakia,
after 0030 in English! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7570, Sept 24 at 1239, more dead air from WRMI, S9+20
instead of SMTV. 1259 recheck now modulating, ID, and 1300 into SMTV.

15770, Sept 24 at 1300, WRMI with RAE relay in French, before SMTV
take over at 1400. Seems current with news about UN General Assembly;
altho RAE French must be M-F, this broadcast is only Mon/Tue/Wed.

RAE has a new web address:
http://www.radionacional.com.ar/rae-nueva-web/
and the French page is still unaware of this broadcast! Only L-V 2330
on 7780:
http://www.radionacional.com.ar/bienvenue/

Also still claims English at 0100 is a full hour on 9395. German at
2200 on 9395 has also been debunked in Europe. One would have hoped
that hosting the B-19 HFCC in Bs. As. would lead to some coördination
between WRMI and RAE as to scheduling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, Sept 23 at 2049, WBCQ-6 is on with rock music, only
S8-S4, not as strong as when aimed thisaway. A twit from AW via Artie
Bigley confirms that it`s ``060 degrees true at 500 kW``. What`s on
that beam? Well, 59 is Gaza, 60 is Sinai and 62 is Cairo. The #1
target of World`s Last Chance, to get the flat-earth message back into
Egypt (PTell pthat pto Ptolemy!). Of course still nothing yet on the
latest frequency registered for this, 12120, other than NAU PR RTTY.

2348 recheck, 9330 still with music in English, S7-S9, occasional
modulation/power surges, from testing? 2358 surge to S9+10 but no ToH
ID at 0000 Sept 24. The antenna could have been turned around in the
meantime without my noticing a necessary break in transmission.

I keep a radio on 9330 in the background, as WBCQ continues past 0030.
At 0044 I check UTwente and find it JBA! Around 0100 the signal around
here seems to build, due to propagational or transmissional changes?
Wonder if it will run all night?

Anyway at next check 1242 Sept 24, 9330 is still/again on at S9+10,
sounds like Johnny Cash with a country/gospel song, partly parlato, or
spoken rather than sung, segué to a ``cowboy song`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1190, Sept 24 at 1230 IT, weather from ``KKIM AM 1000`` and
Biblebabble --- what? Per NRC-AM Log, 1190 KXKS Albuquerque NM, U1
10000/24/psra 30.3 watts, is // KKIM 1000, meaning 100%? Just a few
minutes earlier I had noticed the KKIM very slow SAH against 1000 KTOK
OKC, but now I can`t be certain they match. Cheaters! FCC official
sunrise for September is not until 1245 UT (October: 1315). KKIM is U1
10000/53/psra 12.2 watts, both obviously on full day power already.
But hey, all this is In Jesus` Name, so anything goes! (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re my hearing 1520 KYND // 1560 KGOW in Houstonic
Vietnamese, Stephen Luce replies on the WOR io group:

``Glenn, the Vietnamese on KYND 1520 has been rather irregular; it is
usually a simulcast of KGOW 1560 although I have heard separately
programmed Vietnamese music at times -- the music sounds like a
religious format. KYND is a brokered time station that has been
without a paying client the past two years, and I've wondered if
VietRadio Houston (which programs KGOW) is looking for a new
(cheaper?) outlet, or perhaps thinking of launching a second program
service? KYND can also be off the air for days at a time, so it is all
rather hit or miss. The station consists of a transmitter site and
nothing else; no studio, etc. Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas`` (Glenn
Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Sept 24 at
1214-1225 around local sunrise: from NW, 774, 747, 693, 666, 594, 828,
972, 1566. From WSW, 702, 882, 1503. From W, 1098 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1756 UT September 24

FTIOM & UBMP, September 29-October 5

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, September 29-October 5:
This week, our very special guest is Feliciano Arango, an important force in the evolution of both Cuban Jazz and Timba. He will present the explosive new album by Los Hermanos Arango, Bendita Guanabacoa. Don't miss this episode!
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)
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=9400am
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).
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490)
http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, September 29 and October 1:
Episode 132 presents Rai from Algeria.
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
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490)
http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
2. Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am


Glenn Hauser logs September 24-25, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 13675, Sept 25 at 1320, RHC spurblob at new spot; only a
trace of unreadable modulation when tuned in FM mode, along with F#
tone but now seems an octave lower, below middle C. Immediately
obvious that this is no longer coming out of the 13700 AM transmitter,
but instead out of 13740-AM! That one now has a big hum unlike 13700.
They must have swapped transmitters/sites! Why? Just for me?

EiBi not updated since Aug 25! Eike on holiday? Aoki & EiBi agree that
13700 is/was Bauta. 13740 Bejucal per EiBi, totally missing from Aoki.
Then until 1326 I search out the rest of the spur constellation, at
about 65 kHz intervals above and below 13740, progressively weaker
toward the edges ending with traces:

13805, 13870, 13935, 14000, 14065, 14130, 14195
13675, 13610, 13545, 13480, 13415, 13350, 13285

That out to the seventh order, 7 x 65 kHz. 13610 is obscured by Radio
Martí 13605 --- a little nudge to the spurring would have added more
jamming on that! Recheck at 1426, 13740 and its splotches all off.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 15300, Sept 25 at 1339, song like a round, and French
announcement about ``animal imaginaire``, S9 much stronger than RHC
15230 or 15140. Tuned for anything else on 19m and back to 15300 at
1342, it`s already off! Nothing but RFI Issoudun uses this frequency
but at many other hours, not scheduled this one. Qu'est-ce qui se
passe? Épreuve? (Guillaume Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5980, Wed Sept 25 at 1310, fair YL in Korean, no
jamming audible. One of the current frequencies for Shiokaze from JSR
JAPAN, Korean scheduled this semihour on Wed & Fri. Tomorrow Thu
should be in English. 6070 supposed to be // not noticed there tho not
specifically checked as had not remembered where (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17549.98, Sept 24 at 2140, JBA carrier, OSOB, presumably R.
Kuwait`s over-optimistic quadri-hour Arabic broadcast especially for
C&W North America. First time for a few weeks even a JBAC detected
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6185, Sept 24 at 2009 UT, JBA carrier from
presumed XEPPM which is really on air in daytime; equally JBA carriers
on 6070- from CFRX CANADA, and 5950 WRMI USA, ``the nifty NAFTA trio``
on 49m, again detectable tnx to fixing my line noise level. LSS today
0026 UT, so more than 4 hours before our sunset. Only signals audible
on 49m. All of these in the 1100-1200 mile range (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 18150-USB, Sept 24 at 2027, XE1XR, David, is the OSOB
making quick contacts in English with US stations as if in a contest
on a Tuesday? Signal VG, the OSOB and I do not hear his contacts if
simplex. Obviously an off- or late-season HF sporadic E opening.
QRZ.com lookup finds:

XE1XR Mexico
David Vega Urbina
MORELIA, MICHOACAN
QSL: DIRECT TO EA5GL

He has an extremely heavy accent, hard to follow and overmodulated.
Must be close to MUF, as absolutely nothing to be heard on quick chex
of 21, 24, 27 and 28 MHz bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6900-USB, Sept 24 at 2129, now with my line noise
fixed I can look for pirates this early in the daytime, 3 hours before
sunset, not expecting to hear any so early, but here is one, music
mixed with talk, ``who did that to you?`` like a soundtrack. Music
includes wacky sound effects. Peaks at S8. No announcements until off
at 2149*. Surely someone else reported it to hfunderground --- NO!
Several of the regular pirates have appeared on 6900 in the past
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1.6-2.4 MHz or so, Sept 25 now I have an S9 line noise
level in this area, where it was not before the 3-9 MHz range was
cleared up. O well, this bit is more dispensable, but still a bother
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 12030, Sept 24 at 2014, dead air for the second day from REE
to ME; ¿no one notices at Noblejas? S9+10 fading to S7; 9690 to NAm is
OK; 11940 to SAm also S9-S7 with silly ballgame. Recheck at 2124:
12030 still dead air, 11940 & 9690 good, 11670 off (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4623.5-USB, Sept 25 at 1305, MARS net 6TX2 with NCS AFA6RH
rollcall to numerous stations. I thought it would be easy to search
out location of this call, not so (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 7200-LSB, Sept 25 at 0612, KM6VPJ with quick CQs over and
over, no answers; at least a legit ham on this frequency. Do I hear
Midway Island? Hardly. QRZ.com:

KM6VPJ USA
Alan E Lubanes
520 Empirecreek Trail
Georgetown, CA 95634 USA
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, Sept 24 at 2008, WBCQ-6 on with rock music, only
S9-S7 so presumably again testing oppositeward like 60 degrees toward
Egypt. Much weaker than 9350 WWCR always blasting in here, S9+40. Did
not track 9330 further, but not on into the evening (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.09v, Tue Sept 24 at 2132, WBCQ during ``Available Time
Slot`` fills with `AAAWWW` as he is talking about e-mail with a
caller. Before line noise was fixed I would not have been able to hear
this weak signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, Sept 25 at 0601, S9+20 of dead air from WWCR, when
TOMBS was supposed to start overnight from 0600. Failure to
connect?Other WWCRs are OK: 5935 with DGS/PMS, 3215 TOMBS gets to
WWCR, so why not on 4840? 3215, however has the perpetual squeal
infecting the #1 transmitter; who cares? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1280, Sept 24 around 1830 UT on caradio, NO signal from KSOK
Arkansas City KS. Past week+ had been QRP, and now completely off.
What`s the problem? Later at 2017 UT on the R75, only a JBA carrier,
probably Poteau OK KPRV. KSOK not related to these:

1130, Sept 24 around 1830, KLEY Wellington KS remains off. Its
protracted absences may not just be a technical matter. Artie Bigley
forwards this about its group problems:

Sale Conflict Takes Wichita Cluster Off The Air
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/180682/sale-conflict-takes-wichita-cluster-off-the-air/

Also affecting stations on 1550, 92.3, 92.7, 97.1, 100.3, 100.5.
Around the same time I had noticed 92.3 missing but not 92.7 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 90.1, Sept 25 at 1348 UT, KHCC Radio Kansas tropo is
overriding KUCO OK, and I think I hear the last words of a StarDate
episode -- but unfound on KHCC websked, too insignificant? Not on SD
affiliate list either in KS, just the KANU stations and KRPS (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1741 UT September 25

Glenn Hauser logs September 25-26, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 6100, Sept 26 at 0633, RHC bigsig of S9+30 with deadair in
English; straining, a trace of JJBB modulation. 6165 is only S9/+10
but more modulation to the JB level, hardly sufficient. 6000 is
already off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Sept 26 at 0640 is S9+20 but once again wrong language,
Spanish instead of English, and barely modulated. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13634 approx., Sept 26 at 1404, RHC-FM back to ``normal``,
spurblobs out of 13700-AM transmitter instead of 13740 as happened
yesterday. Matched by +66 kHz about 13766; with F# tones and second
orders much weaker about 13568, 13833; but no third-orders audible
about 13500 & 13900; the outer ones are really unnecessary, anyway.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, Sept 26 at 1415, CRI Plus English relay is S9+10 but
modulation somewhat suppressed + distorted = suptorted. Something`s
always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9610-9670 approx., Sept 26 at 1420, buzz field out of 9640
RHC now detectable over +/- 30 kHz range, worst peaks around 9630 &
9650. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** HAWAII. 5000, Sept 26 at 0649, WWVH again announcing a listener
survey at a website, could not catch details, but no doubt repeating
every hour during this minute, and elsewhen on WWV, which now is JBA
following WWVH TC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 12030, Sept 25 at 1820, after two days of dead air, REE has
awakened to modulate the ME beam with silly ballgame (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 9390, Sept 26 at 1418, R. Thailand, VP talk in presumed
English as scheduled 1400-1430, also other languages since 1200. In
the MARE Tipsheet, Ken Zichi and Gary Vance report an unmod carrier on
9389, out of 9395 WRMI? Or an artifact. Never noticed here (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 12005, Sept 25 at 1819, French at S9-S7, discussion between
studio and phoner. HFCC shows BBC Woofferton, 1800-1830, 250 kW, 170
degrees. At 13-18 it`s also Woofferton due east with IBB in Farsi =
Radio Farda. And would you believe that HFCC still has registered in
A-19 on 12005 at 1700-2110, 500 kW from Sfax, Tunisia in Arabic,
long-gone and imaginary? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2000 monitoring: confirmed Wed Sept 25 at
2100 on WBCQ, 7490+, S9-S7. Rereconfirmed no longer simulcast on 9955
WRMI, q.v.

BTW, after many, many months, WRMI skedgrid continues to show three
imaginary airings of WOR in the 2100-2200 span (along with many other
programs) when System D has *no* frequencies: Tue 2130, Wed & Thu
2100. Also never deleted from that sked, System F, Wed 1030 on 5950.

WOR 2000 also confirmed UT Thursday Sept 26 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, poor
off the side, and not upcut as I repeat my opening words. Next WOR
2001 should be ready early UT Friday Sept 27 for first SW airing at
2200 on WRMI 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Wed Sept 25 at 2058, WRMI with IS & ID loop, 2100
opening RFPI in French; since I am not familiar with exactly how they
begin, can`t be sure whether it`s upcut like ex-WORLD OF RADIO always
was for weeks at this time; for the third week RFPI, and finally that
shows on the skedgrid. BTW, I see that WRMI now shows both XMTR 4 and
10 on 9955 at 160 degrees, but no transmissions at all from #4, so a
backup? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. [re my previous report:] ``9955, Sunday September 22 at
1253, `I Love Italy` acknowledging reception reports. In Italian,
quite different accent than we hear from Roberto Scaglione in Sicilia;
I wonder if this guy be an expatriate. Nothing about the show on the
WRMI Programming page; scheduled Sundays 1245-1300``

On the WOR iog, Roberto Scaglione replies: ``He is not an expatriate,
but Andrea Mangiarotti is from far north and I am from far south,
completely different....``

And Tibor Gaal, Budapest, Hungary adds: ``North and south Italian
people speak different dialects of Italian. Italy's geographical
feature made it possible to form different dialects in the south than
in the north of the country. On the map Italy is a long country if you
see in north-south direction meanwhile it is not very-very wide
(east-west direction).`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330, Sept 25 at 1814 check, WBCQ-6 not on today nor later
into UT Sept 26 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, Sept 26 at 0628, S5-S9 of dead air as WWCR is on again
with kilowastage; same signal level as 5935 modulating DGS (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5050-USB, Sept 26 at 0645 weak talk in USB only, seems
Spanish, continuous like a broadcast, but eventually some pauses like
2-way. Severely obscured by big AM carrier on 5051.0 where normally
there is none. 5050 talk is not // either Cuban on 5040, 5025 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1634 UT September 26

Glenn Hauser logs September 27, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 9620-9660 approx., Sept 27 at 1326 range of buzznoise out of
9640 transmitter which itself exhibits some humbuzz rather than clear
modulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC. But today no 13 MHz FM
service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9490, Sept 27 at 1327, pulse jamming vs nothing, far outside
the Radio República hours of 01-05. Tough luck, many other users of
9490 including CRI in Bengali right now; also at various hours: AWR
Armenia, BVB via Germany, Bulgaria; NHK via Germany, Tibet, Romania,
Taiwan, VOA via Thailand, Kuwait, São Tomé, UAE, Ascension.
Something`s always wrong at the incompetent DentroCuban Jamming
Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2001 contents: Antarctica, Armenia,
Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Hawaii, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan,
México, Myanmar, Norway, Oklahoma, Russia, Sikkim, Spain, Sweden,
Thailand, Turkey, USA, Vanuatu; and the propagation outlook.

WOR 2001 is available as of 0330 UT Friday September 27
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2001.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2001.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, and NEW 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [alt weeks, Sept 28] ND
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [canceled]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 5129.976, Sept 27 at 0230, WBCQ now off-frequency-minus, but
closer after quite a spell circa 5130.38v. Can`t read the programming,
but scheduled UT Fridays 0200-0300 is Radio for Peace International,
i.e. in French; a new tongue for WBCQ? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, Sept 27 at 0236, WRNO is OFF; come to think of it,
have not heard in some time altho I have not been seeking it nightly
during the 01-04 UT window. Walt Salmaniw says it`s been a week or
two. So what`s wrong? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 860, Sept 27 at 1312? UT, tune across Pittsburg KS` KKOW ID
``and 97.5 in Joplin`` MO, item to add to the NRC AM Log which shows
no FM. Per WTFDA FM Database, that`s K248DR, 250 watt translator,
ex-K258BF on 105.7. It has no other FM relays of KKOW, not even in
Pittsburg itself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1160, Sept 27 at 1253 UT, Oom-pah Mexican music is dominant,
but there is only one XE left on 1160, way off in BC. 1254
announcement mentions ``La Doble K``, so slogan ID? Searching on that
leads no closer than to Lima, Perú. There are no Unitedstatesian 1160s
with KK in their calls. Among US SS stations, this is certainly KCTO
Cleveland MO (KC market), but all listings and own website call it
``La Mega``, nothing about double-K. 1256 fades and I tune elsewhere;
back to 1160 at 1300 it`s faded back up with more Mex music so maybe I
missed real ID. KSL is hardly a factor, as usual seeming weakened.
Belatedly I try to DF it, and NE/SW seems to fit. Soon a SAH develops
of 72/minute = 1.2 Hz, losing out to religion in English, perhaps KRDY
San Antonio altho listed as TLK, or a late remnant of WYLL Chicago
(Glenn Hauser, OK,, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1210, Sept 27 at 0559 UT, rapid multi-station ID for the
Information Station group, including WJNL, and 0600 WJML News; so
Kingsley MI *50 kW daytimer is still cheating* as first noted here
over two sesquimonths ago --- obviously no one else cares, not even
the legal 1210 stations at night. I`m not aiming the DX-398 toward it,
just dominating KGYN et al., on the E-W longwire, at a
spur-of-the-moment check; and BTW at this time it`s much better than
1200 WOAI! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7457-USB, Sept 27 at 1322, MARS net 4TX2 with NCS AFA4WP
arranging relays in rollcall. No results searching for that call, but
we know it`s AF MARS region 4, and maybe TX refer to Texas (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1632 UT Sept 27

DX Listening Digest 19-38; World of Radio 2000/2001

Glenn Hauser
 

DX Listening Digest 19-38 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1938.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 19-38 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 2000/2001 / AFGHANISTAN / ALBANIA / ANGOLA / ANGUILLA / ANTARCTICA / ARGENTINA non / ASCENSION / AUSTRALIA 4KZ / AUSTRALIA RBA / AUSTRALIA ABC / BAHAMAS / BANGLADESH / BERMUDA / BHUTAN / BOLIVIA / BONAIRE / BOUGAINVILLE / BRAZIL / BULGARIA / CAMBODIA non / CANADA +non YIV/RL/YXL / CANADA CJRS/CKZW / CHAD non / CHILE / CHINA +non / COLOMBIA / CONGO DR / CUBA +non / CZECHOSLOVAKIA / DENMARK / ECUADOR +non / EGYPT / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / ERITREA non / EUROPE Pirate / FRANCE +non / GERMANY / GREECE / GUAM / HAWAII / INDIA +non / INTERNATIONAL VACUUM SSBC / INTERNATIONAL VACUUM Space signals / IRAN +non / IRELAND / ISLE OF MAN +non / JAPAN / KOREA NORTH & SOUTH / KOREA SOUTH / KUWAIT / KYRGYZSTAN / LIBERIA / MADAGASCAR / MALAYSIA / MALI / MEXICO +non / MONGOLIA +non / MYANMAR +non / NETHERLANDS non / NEW ZEALAND / NIGERIA / NORTH AMERICA YHWH/Pirates / NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS / NORWAY / OKLAHOMA KWPN++ / OKLAHOMA KQCW/KOET/KMYT/KWHB+ / PERU / PHILIPPINES / PUERTO RICO / ROMANIA / RUSSIA / SAUDI ARABIA / SRI LANKA / SUDAN / SUDAN SOUTH / SWITZERLAND / TAJIKISTAN / THAILAND +non / TIBET +non / TURKEY / UK Absolute / USA MA/AFK/LI / USA VOA / USA USAGM/NPR / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR/IRRS/Unique / USA WRMI / USA WBCQ / USA WTWW / USA KVOH / USA KFYI/KUZZ / USA KTNN / USA KVJY+ / USA KFJZ / USA KHAC+ / USA KCTA / USA KSOK+ / USA WCGO / USA KMIC / USA KDAV / USA KDMT / USA Radio Free Provo / USA KWOU/KBSD/KUPK / USA PBS / USA KSNW / USA Sutro / VIETNAM +non / YEMEN +non / ZAMBIA +non / ZANZIBAR / ZIMBABWE non / UNIDENTIFIED TP carriers / UNIDENTIFIED 569 / UNIDENTIFIED 927 / UNIDENTIFIED 1590 / UNIDENTIFIED 3325 / UNIDENTIFIED 6080 / UNIDENTIFIED 9200 / UNIDENTIFIED 11307 / UNIDENTIFIED 11870 / UNIDENTIFIED 14325 / UNIDENTIFIED 15253 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / WORLD OF HOROLOGY / DX-PEDITIONS / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / MUSEA / 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 2000 contents: Antarctica, Bahamas, Bermuda, Cuba,
Denmark, France, Isle of Man and non, Myanmar, Norway, USA, Vietnam;
an interview with me by Charles VanSant, WRRS Cincinnati; and the
propagation outlook

For broadcasts Friday September 13 to Thursday September 19
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2000.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html

WORLD OF RADIO 2001 contents: Antarctica, Armenia, Brazil, Canada,
Cuba, Hawaii, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, México, Myanmar,
Norway, Oklahoma, Russia, Sikkim, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey,
USA, Vanuatu; and the propagation outlook.

WOR 2001 is available as of 0330 UT Friday September 27 for broadcasts
thru October 3:
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2001.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2001.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, and NEW 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [alt weeks, Sept 28] ND
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [canceled]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

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

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 September 27-28, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ARMENIA. 7475, Sept 27 at 2359. JBA carrier from presumed special
broadcast of Christie`s soundtrack simulcast with her RCI film
`Spectres of Shortwave` showing in Winnipeg; even less than that a few
minutes later Sept 28. This was aimed at Africa and reported well
heard into South America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Sept 28 at 0518, RHC English is S9+10/20 but
undermodulated; 6000 is off, 6165 JBA if on, and 6100 very strong and
also undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9620-9660, Sept 28 at 1414, RHC 9640 is again buzzing out
across this range, worst circa 9630 & 9650. Something`s always wrong
at rHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. 1580, Sept 28 at 1305 UT, KOKB Blackwell is off the
air again, nothing from NE, but aiming NW/SE I have some Mex mx mixing
with sports talk in English. The Mex very likely KFCS Colorado Springs
with latest format; the sports KHGG Van Buren AR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, Sept 27 at 2202, no trace of VOT English to us,
beneath S9 of RTTY continuing from presumed NAU PR. No change at 2246
recheck. Yet in Europe, Wolfgang Bueschel reports simultaneously:

``TURKEY, 9830.021 kHz exact measured. TRT Emirler in English
scheduled 22-23 UT noted with music program at 2158 UT, S=9+35dB
proper signal into southern Germany tonight, but hit by own BUZZ tone,
8 x 100 Hertz distance strings seen visible either sideband. Schedule
time and frequencies in total, in English language announced 2200-2201
UT. News started at 22.02:30 UT, 'some 430 buildings hit by recent
earthquake in Istanbul ... 5th flight of Turkish airforce F12 fighter
operated regularly on SYRIAN national soil, on fight against Kurdish
national folk group home territory on northern Syria.'

Super widerange signal covers 9815 to 9845 kHz band. 2209 Turkish
press report. [selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 27)``

Many other VOT broadcasts have been found missing even in Europe
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 18150-USB, Sept 27 at 2158, CQ DX from KM6TS over and over,
hardly anything else on band. Not Midway either? No, ARRL DXCC shows
Midway Island now KH4 prefix;
http://www.arrl.org/files/file/DXCC/2019_Current_Deleted(3).txt
why in the world did FCC mess up the original setup for US overseas
entities?

This guy is: QUICK JR, ELLIOT P, KM6TS, PALMDALE, CA 93550. Presumably
a bit of sporadic E. Zero signals on 16m SWBC band; 17775 KVOH would
be off by now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2001 monitoring: confirmed first
SWBC, Friday September 27 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S9/+10, not upcut; by
2210 recheck some lite pulse jamming, tnx a lot, Cuba!

Also confirmed UT Saturday Sept 28 at 0130 on WRMI: 7780, S9/+10 vs
storm noise; 5850, S9+20/30 yet storm noise still audible under; 5010,
S9+10 including more storm noise from KS.

Noel R. Green [NW England], checked our next two via Hamburger
Lokalradio:

``Re 0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW: I tuned to this
frequency today [28th] at around 0645 UT but heard only a very weak
signal below the local noise level. However I'm reasonably certain
that the voice I could hear was that of Glenn's, but no words were
copied

Re 1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW: At 1435 I can detect
a signal on this frequency but no audio. There is some side-splash
from RRI in Romanian, but their signal is a very variable one, peaking
at S9 and down to S2. All maybe due to storm condx ?????``

I also check the 1430 HLR broadcast. As always not a trace in OK on
9485-CUSB; even 9690 Spain is JBA. Nor am I audible via UTWente SDR
nor OH5AE, just splash from 9490 Romania. Once again there are some
other weak stations on 6190 & 7265, the only other possible HLR
frequencies. Next:

1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [canceled]
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 9980, Sept 27 at 2201, WWCR-4 is late in generic sign-off
message with no time or frequency to resume, just: ``must leave the
air``. Then switch to woman speaking a few words, as her program
whatever it be, is doomed on 9980. In fact, program sked admits #4
will skip 7520 entirely, and resume only at 02-04 on 5890 --- and not
even that on weekends when transmitter is totally silent; the only
other span being M-F 20-22 on 9980. Business is bad! That`s why they
``must leave`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.0, Friday September 27 at 2204, WBCQ is on with Brother
Scare like on 9395 WRMI; only S9 and suspect not the 500 kW but
resuming one of the classic transmitters, despite having deleted 9330
from HFCC (yet retaining never-used 15420; and the three projected WLC
channels):
http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A19&broadc=BCQ
12120 is still not on, just RTTY from presumed NAU.

TOMBS is also at 2205 on WWCR 6115, and WBCQ 7490.034. At 2246 I
measure ``9330`` on 9329.957, so it`s sure not the S-S. Anyhow, WBCQ
frequencies have been touched up but still off the mark.

6160v is also on with music at 2358 but I don`t get around to measure
its offset.

7490v, 6160v, 9330v, UT Sat Sept 28 at 0000 all start `AAAWWW` with
William Tell Overture.

But NOT 5130v which is playing other music and continues not // at
0004 and later, tho sked still shows AAAWWW on there too:
http://wbcq.com/schedule/index.php?fn=sked&freq=5130

AW`s opening refers to ``W-Beacon-CQ``; he had been cagey about what
the callsign *really* stands for. Laments about ``demonic forces out
there``, so we know it`s going to be political from this
Trumper-forever. But first recounts how he met his current ``beautiful
wife`` Angela two years ago. I skip the politix and resume at 0045
when he usually starts getting down to business. A call from J.P.
advises that 6160 dumped off the air 8 minutes ago; unknown why and AW
won`t be able to check it till this live program be over.

To help counter ``climate change madness``, Hal Turner is being
expanded from once a week to M-F 9 pm ET (Tue-Sat 01 UT) on 7490, and
on Wednesdays until 11 pm also on 5130 (UT Thu 01-03). Doesn`t say so,
but on 7490v this replaces Brother Scare who has been running most
nights at 01-03! Another call from Bill Smith who is happy to report
that he will be getting out of prison on November 8 and AW is looking
forward to seeing him.

The pirate special $10/hour rate on 5130 he is canceling as just can`t
afford to give away airtime so cheaply. Instead $35/hour on 6160,
3265, with discounts available for large purchases. Prayer by 0100 and
only runs a few minutes over this week; for some reason after the
benedixion he always comes back with some more station promotion
before finishing the show. Here`s John Carver`s version:

``Listening on 7490 this evening and show started on time. Allan and
Angela in the studio with Allan talking about it being the two year
anniversary of Allan and Angela getting together. First phone call at
0008 from a man in Montana talking about Trump's problems. After the
call Allan goes back to talking about Angela. He also said that they
were broadcasting on the classic transmitters this evening. Then the
conversation turned to Trump's problems and Allan dismissed it as
propaganda from Congress and compared Congress to the Nazis.

Political talk continued until a phone call from Pirate Joe at 0045
telling them that 6160 had gone off the air. Then back to political
talk. Allan also announced that the Hal Turner show would be expanding
to five nights a week at nine o'clock and would have an extended
program on Wednesday evenings. Reading of emails at 0053 and closing
prayer at 0057. After the prayer he announced that the ten dollar an
hour deal on 5130 was cancelled as he just couldn't afford it. Program
was off the air at 0102. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Sept 28 at 0519, WTWW-1 is on for the first time in
many nights, only S7-S8 and just barely modulated, but at 0600 I can
detect it is really SFAW with the Laporte, Colorado P O Box address.
It`s notably weaker than neighbor 5935 WWCR at S9-S7 with DGS. 5085,
WTWW-2 however is VG still on after midnight with rock at 0520 UT.

Daytime WTWW-1 9475 has also been missing many days in random unlogged
tuning, and still missing Sept 28 at 1413, 1619 chex.

(This opens an opportunity to hear the only other station daring to
confront WTWW, TWR Swaziland, 9475 at 1745-1815 mostly in Swahili).
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1280, Sept 28 at 1301 UT, KSOK is back on air after silence,
maybe still not up to full 1 kW power, ``Get your kixx on The Mixx, AM
1280 and K277CK 103.3``, into 1 minute of Fox `news` (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1659 UT September 28

Re: Glenn Hauser logs September 27-28, 2019

Jim K5JG
 

Glen et all,

Changing the prefixes for overseas entities was done around 1979-1980 when the entire Amateur Radio callsign structure was changed. I remember reading at the time that the FCC was forecasting that they were just a few years away from running out of callsigns under the old structure and came up with the present scheme to mitigate that possibility.

It always seemed exotic and exciting to hear KM6 (Midway), KX6 (Kwajalein Island), KC6 (Eastern Caroline Islands), KG6 (Guam/Marianas Islands), KW6 (Wake Island), or KV4 (Virgin Islands) coming back to your call. Note that some Pacific island entities that were US possessions are now independent countries and have non-US prefixes.

Now a days, KH-something and KP-something is just boring.

When the restructuring occurred no one was forced to change their existing callsign as it only applied to new callsigns. So, not only is it theoretically possible for a Guam Islander with an old KG6xx call to fall right between two California KG6xx callsigns in the FCC database, but one could contact two Guam stations in a row, one a KG6 and the other a KH2! Makes things even more confusing.

Another good source for info on deleted US prefixes is:

http://www.ac6v.com/oldprefix.php#OLD and scroll down a little.

73, Jim K5JG

On 9/28/2019 11:59 AM, Glenn Hauser via Groups.Io wrote:
** U S A. 18150-USB, Sept 27 at 2158, CQ DX from KM6TS over and over,
hardly anything else on band. Not Midway either? No, ARRL DXCC shows
Midway Island now KH4 prefix;
http://www.arrl.org/files/file/DXCC/2019_Current_Deleted(3).txt
why in the world did FCC mess up the original setup for US overseas
entities?
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Glenn Hauser logs September 28-29, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST Update

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

1) Argentina - RAE: Updated all links to point to new webpages (thanks
to Glenn Hauser)
2) Czech Rep - R Prague: Updated entries to read R Prague Int (RPI)
3) USA - R Marti: Added links to archived programmes of Tú Eres la
Música, Interferencia and Postmoderno (thanks to Roger in WORiog).

Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be early
November. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe)

** BOLIVIA. 5952.474, Sept 29 at 0054, VP split-channel carrier must
be Radio Pio Doce, from the Twentieth Century, rarely active? or
heard, now with het against WRMI 5950, and amid its splash which is
inescapable. Aoki/NDXC shows span of RPXII is 10-01 UT which explains
why I am no longer hearing it a few minutes later (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180.025, Sept 29 at 0058, S9+10 of music, 0059 Brazuguese
announcement about ``música popular brasileira`` (MPB), the talk audio
somewhat suptorted, as RNA is here instead of no signal on 11780
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammers, Sept 29 at 1325-1332 during Sunday evening
cultural hour of serious/western music like 6180: 6230, 9180, 9215,
10160, 10960, 11120, 11460, some of them JBA carriers at known SOH
spots. At 1358 another JBAC on 14980, but none in the 12s, 13s (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9640, Sept 28 at 2208, this RHC is *not* producing
a buzz field from 10 to 30 kHz either side. Proof that it is not true
that I *never* have anything good to say about RHC. Carriers from
Brasil`s 9630.4 apparition and presumably from Guinea very weak 9650
are unimpeded (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7380, Sept 28 at 2212, S9+25 of dead air from RHC when the
African service in French is supposed to emit. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Sept 29 at 0600, RHC English is S9+10/20 with
sufficient modulation after dead air a few minutes earlier; while //
6000 S9+10 and 6165 S9 are both undermodulated. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700-AM, Sept 29 at 1336, spurblobs at 66-67 kHz intervals
with F# tone while programming is about equally audible in FM and AM
modes unlike 13700; wide but center peaking at approx.: 13503, 13566,
13634 which is S8; 13766, 13833, but no 13900. At 1410 more detected:
13435 vs CODAR; 13363 JBA, 13304 JBA but uncomfortably close to NY
Radio ATC on 13306-USB. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 5960, Sept 29 at 0130, beepery during Kim`s radiogram
minute within The Mighty Farty KBC, out of Nederland via Nauen, but
only S9-S7 and noisy. Propagation degraded as WWV reported:

``Solar-terrestrial indices for 28 September follow.
Solar flux 67 and estimated planetary A-index 27.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0000 UTC on 29 September was 4.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level occurred.``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, Sept 27 at 2226, bits of music at S7, 2227
ID as ``---- Call? Radio``, more rock, 2233 country. These logs say
it`s Skunk Hole Radio, first heard directly as far away as Germany:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,58569.0.html
My first scan of the pirate band shortly after 2200 found zero
activity (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6900-USB, Sept 27 at 2227, S8 rock music, but off by
2232. Only two other logs of this, as unID:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,58567.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, Sept 28 at 2205, again today no trace of VOT English
to N America, just heavy RTTY from presumed NAU PR. MANY other (but
not all) VOT transmissions are being reported missing by Wolfgang
Bueschel and Ivo Ivanov; and/or in some cases, frequencies wandering
all over the band from their proper spot, not just a few Hz or 0.7 kHz
offsets as before. Something`s VERY wrong at the Emirler transmitter
site of VOT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7234-LSB, Sept 28 at 2220, ``WW0WWV special event station
calling CQ`` but not much response after several tries. No pileups
here unlike some other specials, as below. One contact I think with op
at Fort Collins IDing self as Fred, AF4BW. Someone gives him a call
off-frequency at 7233.5-LSB. Recheck at 0109 Sept 29, WW0WWV now slid
to 7235-LSB and generating pileups.

First after 2200 I was checking 14238-USB, but no WW0WWV heard there
and only a few other phone signals on 20m; too close to Ft Collins.

Mick Delmage, Sherwood Park, AB, had tipped us on the WOR iog earlier:
``For those that want to hear special event station WW0WWV, they are
making it very well to the east on 14238u kHz at 1930 UT Sept 28. 73``
Maybe these will be applicable again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. As I am hunting for WW0WWV, find some other special events
on 40m.

7246.0-LSB, Sept 28 at 2214. Some station who fails to give his own
call keeps uttering QRZ; those calling him don`t mention his call
either, only their own, a gross failure of operational etiquette. He
has trouble copying contact calls so they repeat theirs over and over
fonetikaly. (BTW, some editors insist on ``correcting`` my Hauserisms
which are making a point, or at least enlivening the text.) Serial
number is 0388 during what sounds like ``Park to park contest`` but
not sure of the keyword park (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7184-LSB, Sept 28 at 2225, N1O calling CQ. Such a call must
be something special. Indeed, QRZ.com leads to this page, which as
usual cannot be linked directly even when logged in:

``N1O USA
OSCAR NORRIS Ham of the Century
P.O. BOX 622
McAdenville, NC 28101

CQ CQ CQ --- ​IN HONOR OF THE HAM OF THE CENTURY OSCAR NORRIS W4OXH

On September 25th Oscar will be 102 years young (born 1917).
From September 20th thru September 29th 2019 we will be running a
special event to honor Oscar. The event will begin at 00:01 UTC
September 20th (September 19th) and end at 11:00 pm on the 29th.

Oscar is still very much active on 2 meters, 70cm and DMR.
Oscar has made contacts all over the world on D-Star and DMR.
Oscar is totally blind and has the ability to work Amatuer Radio
(licensed since 1949). Oscar can be found most of the time on the
444.450 W4CQ repeater of the Charlotte Amateur Radio Club.

STATIONS OPERATING UNDER THE N1O CALL SIGN
Here's a list of stations we have that will be using the N1O special
event call sign and their operator number.

# 1 Tony N4ATJ, #2 Gary Whitt W5GDW, #3 Robert W7CSA, #4 Fred W4FAC, #
5 Gary Holland KN4RAB, #6 John NJ4Z, #7 Craig KN4EHZ, #8 David W4JL,
#9 Howard WB4UD, #10 John C. N2JWC, #11 Kevin WA9VFD, #12 David N1DDC,
#13 Brian WB4GS, #14 Bob W4RWS, #15 Rodney W2ROD, #16 Darcy K4DQP, #17
Elliott KN4MGP, #18 Dalton W4WXL and #19 Mack W4ZFD.

Bonus Station --- Oscar Norris W4OXH. He will be working from time to
time, so see if you can contact him. He will be operating under the
call sign of W4OXH/N1O. He will be spotted on DX Summit and DX
Watch...``

So apparently I was not hearing Oscar himself but who knows which one
of those guys honoring him (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7180-LSB, Sept 29 at 0107, W4D, ``special event honoring the
[fifth?] military veterans``; also with an AM carrier at 0108, surely
not VOBMEritrea this early. CQ in the clear at 0133 says ``honoring
all military veterans`` --- thank you very much! 0326 still there
calling CQ. QRZ.com explains:
``W4D USA 75th anniversary of D-Day Special Event
W4ETB, Edward Brady, 2901 SKYE DRIVE, Fayetteville, NC 28303 USA``

OK, but Sept 29 is nowhere near the anniversary of D-Day in June
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2001 monitoring: On Sat Sept 28,
Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports on HLR: ``Fair signal of WOR at 0631 on
6190 CUSB, edition 2001``

Confirmed UT Sunday September 29 at 0327 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, about
13 minutes into at Chukotka, so started circa 0314; good S9+10 vs
storm noise. This is currently the only chance to hear WOR on local
Saturday in N America as 4 previous SWBC times on WRMI have been
dropped one by one, as latest confirmed gone from 9955 at 2100. But
there remain a number of airings on Fridays & Sundays. Next:

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A.. 9389.238, Sept 29 at 0119, very weak rough carrier in
sideband splash of 9395 WRMI. Gary Vance & Ken Zichi in Michigan ARE
Tipsheet reported hearing this ``almost always there`` suspected
parasitic out of WRMI transmitter, so I go looking for it. But there
is no match on the 9400+ side of WRMI. I could have assumed it was
something local out of my QRMing electronix (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6160v, Sept 29 at 0057, no signal from this WBCQ, on a
Saturday night, still not repaired after last night`s failure; or
sporadic activity anyway? It would have been better than 5130 for
`Lumpy Gravy Radio Show` as I tried to hear it at 0130, reading S9 but
undermodulated in the noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6115, Sept 28 at 2230, ``Come Together`` tune, quite
out-of-character programming from WWCR; midway thru VORW now scheduled
Saturdays 22-23 as ``VROW``; everything else on this frequency 22-01
UT daily is either political or religious; and with the #1 transmitter
squeal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, Sept 29 at 0541, WWCR-1 instead of TOMBS scheduled,
open carrier/dead air except for squeal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Sat Sept 28 at 2346, WTWW-2 is on but no `Theatre
Organ in the Ozarx`, rather hamstuff from Ted. By 0020 Sept 29 has
defaulted to automated music requests; 0128 Ted promoting
auto-requests only to be aired during ``last hour``, 11 pm-12 CT
[04-05 UT] and then seemingly live current TC for 8:29. I haven`t
tried, but apparently you may only choose a song from their menu, not
request absolutely anything. BTW, I am having trouble detecting the
spurcarriers at 5072.1 and 5097.9; tweakened? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Sept 29 at 0103, WTWW-1 is on again, S9+10 with
sufficient modulation of Christian identity nonsense; by 0559 recheck,
5830 is gone again. Daytime 9475 of WTWW-1 is on again at 1637 check
Sept 29 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505.002, Sept 29 at 0111, WRNO is on again after missing a
week or two? with gospel rock, S9+30 and almost on-frequency (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1260, Sept 29 at 0605 UT, after weather, ``Springfield`s
NewsTalk 104-1, KSGF,`` no mention of AM frequency! And into sounds
like `When Radio Was`` which is hardly news. For 5/5 kW, not a very
good signal despite proximity; as U4 night pattern has major lobe
south, minor lobe north (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1824 UT September 29

Glenn Hauser logs September 29-30, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ARMENIA. 9300, Monday Sept 30 at 1313, TWR IS at S3-S5, 1315
opening announcement unknown language; again at 1359 TWR IS is JBA.
Per Aoki/NDXC, convoluted schedule of TWR India via Yerevan-Gavar for
day 2 shows starting 1315 in Mun language; 1400 going from Hin-di to
Kum. So what are these obscure minolitylangs? Per EiBi`s readme.txt
MUN Mundari: India-Jharkhand, Odisha (1.1m) [unr]
KUM Kumaoni/Kumauni: India-Uttarakhand (2m) [kfy]
At least the gospel huxters are countering Modi`s Hindi-above-all
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 990, UT Monday Sept 30 at 0604 UT, CBW Winnipeg is the only
CBC station we get dependably, now opening its overnight relays of
foreign stations, 1-5v am local, with `DW WorldLink`, first about
illegal migration from Bangladesh to India. Been a long time since
I`ve checked the schedule, so here it is for this week:

https://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/2019/09/30/cbc_radio_one/?t=1569858526733

Tue-Sat however the first hour is `The World` from USA which we can
hear the previous afternoon on KOSU. Display does not give the country
source for the other programs, some of them familiar from Monocle, BBC
or ABC, NPR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5990, Sept 29 at 0537, RHC is here on wrong frequency,
supposed to be only for CRI relays at 23-01! S9+20 song in Spanish, so
it is English or Spanish service? Soon announcement in English, and //
much weaker 5040, 6100 S9+30, much stronger than 6165 S9/+10 and JBM.
Nothing on 6000 which is where it`s supposed to be, and now 5990
splashes upon 5985 WRMI which is on this late Mondays only with gospel
huxter. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 11860, Sunday Sept 29 at 2145, Radio Martí, Grimesland,
with silly baseball game coverage, two guys with crowd noise, etc.,
apparently live involving the Cardenales and speculating about the
Serie Mundial. I don`t see how béisbol-crazy dentroCubans could not be
listening to this. Not much jamming audible here. Also on 11930 and
presumably 9565 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Quick check Sunday Sept 29 at 2130 UT: 1580
KOKB Blackwell OK is still OFF; so is 1130 KLEY Wellington KS; but
1280 KSOK Arkansas City KS is still on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. Re my lament that KM6 calls are no longer Midway,
Jim K5JG, replies on the ptsw group:

``Glen[n] et all, Changing the prefixes for overseas entities was done
around 1979-1980 when the entire Amateur Radio callsign structure was
changed. I remember reading at the time that the FCC was forecasting
that they were just a few years away from running out of callsigns
under the old structure and came up with the present scheme to
mitigate that possibility.

It always seemed exotic and exciting to hear KM6 (Midway), KX6
(Kwajalein Island), KC6 (Eastern Caroline Islands), KG6 (Guam /
Marianas Islands), KW6 (Wake Island), or KV4 (Virgin Islands) coming
back to your call. Note that some Pacific island entities that were US
possessions are now independent countries and have non-US prefixes.

Nowadays, KH-something and KP-something is just boring.

When the restructuring occurred, no one was forced to change their
existing callsign as it only applied to new callsigns. So, not only is
it theoretically possible for a Guam Islander with an old KG6xx call
to fall right between two California KG6xx callsigns in the FCC
database, but one could contact two Guam stations in a row, one a KG6
and the other a KH2! Makes things even more confusing.

Another good source for info on deleted US prefixes is:
http://www.ac6v.com/oldprefix.php#OLD
and scroll down a little. 73, Jim K5JG``
(via Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2001 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
September 29 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, VP with ECSS at S5-S7.

Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 30 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, fair S8-S9; but
// 9395 is JBA, as the MUF is degraded leaving lower but sidebeam 7780
better here.

Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 30 at 0230, JBA on WRMI 7780.

Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 30 starting at 0258.5 on Area 51
webcast; WBCQ 5130.0 is VP.

Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 30 at 0330 on WRMI 9955 JBA? But OK on
webcast. Next:

1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 820, Sept 30 at 0610 UT, unusual music way over talker WBAP
which normally owns 820 here at night --- 0611 UT singing ID as WWBA
and gospel country song. U4 50/1 kW WWBA in Largo FL (TSP market, not
Key Largo!) has got to be on day power and pattern, but major lobes
NNW/SSE, not so good for us, so possibly ND now? If they do this
again, should make it very DXable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 990, Sept 30 at 1222 UT, turning back on still tuned here
after CBW, obits concerning Cassville and Monett, i.e. KRMO Cassville
MO, U1 2500/47 watts. OK since Sept sunrise is officially 1200 UT, but
not tomorrow, October 1230. These towns are in the SW corner of MO,
and KWAM Memphis no problem by now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1060, Sept 30 at 1226 UT, M&W chat in Spanish from
NW/SE, which rules out KXPL and KIJN in far west TX, and all of
Mexico. So what SS are on that axis in new NRC AM Log? KDYL South Salt
Lake UT, U1 10000/149 but this is far before sunrise there. Aside from
language, I would expect primary hearance from KRCN Longmont CO, U1
50000/111/psra 500, but it`s also not sunrise there until 1245 UT
(Oct: 1315 UT), and listed as EWTN in English. Furthermore, by 1229 UT
I am getting CCI from another SS also NW/SE with a song. There are no
other possibilities unless something has flipped, and even then hardly
anything on that axis. Furthermore the first station is also producing
a LAH, significantly off-frequency I think to the plus. But mwoffsets
http://mwlist.org/mwoffset.php?khz=1060
does not show any US station far enough off either side to produce a
low audible het, including the ones I have mentioned. Max would be +13
from MN (but XERDO Matamoros was plus 77 Hz in 2015; but that would be
almost due south). At 1240 UT I have switched to the R75 so no DFing,
now hearing a ``gloria`` song that seems about 30 Hz minus.
Ideas? KIJN is shown as spot-on .000 altho I recall it used to be
significantly off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIEID. 4949.55-USB approx., Sept 30 at 1257, very weak 2-way
in Spanish *not* referring to putas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6950-USB, Sept 29 at 2134, 2-way Spanish ``puta madre``
INTRUDERS into our pirate band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9845, Sept 29 at 2142, YL in tonal Asian language, but
cuts off the air in less than a minute! Only thing Aoki listed is CNR1
from Beijing 572 site, not a jammer, at 2025-2400. But from what
little I heard, did not think it was Mandarin. Maybe something else
realized it had punched wrong frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1800 UT Sept 30

Glenn Hauser logs September 30-October 1, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** KOREA SOUTH. 5990, Oct 1 at 1311, VP talk unknown language, but
something new. Soon IDed by Ron Howard heard a few hours earlier as
Echo of Hope - VOH, ex-5995 among a bunch of other frequency shifts by
such clandestines, also 3980 ex-3985, 6348 ex-6350. Voice of the
People 3905 ex-3910, 3475 ex-3480, 6595 ex-6600. Their other
frequencies unchanged. ``Thanks very much to the timely alerts from
both Hiroshi and Hiroyuki Komatsubara, as to these changes.`` Ron`s
full report in the WOR iog (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Sept 30 at 1852 UT, KOKB Blackwell is back on air
after silence a few days, during which ``Triple Play Sports`` was
changed to ``Double Play`` --- just kidding (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 27454.8-LSB & 27454.9-LSB, Sept 30 at 2130-2137+, strong
local QSO between two good ole boys about weather etc., not on exactly
same frequency, no IDs. Absolutely no skip or local signals on any
official CB channels, not even major CB calling/traffic frequencies,
so I kept tuning into freeband for anything at all. Maybe this is a
regular Enid hangout (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 11670, Sept 30 at 2123, no signal from REE`s African
frequency, nor has there been for at least several days whenever
checked; other ones are better but not totally reliable: 12030, 11940,
9690. Apparently one transmitter stays down, altho HFCC
http://www.hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A19&broadc=REE
shows these imaginary/alternate frequencies on the 161-degree beam:
11530, 15350, 15360, 21620 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2001 monitoring: confirmed via
UTwente SDR, Monday Sept 30 at 1816.5 on 7290 from IRRS; big open
carrier came on at *1812.6; music at 1814.4 instead of talk fragment,
Aïda march at 1815.0. VG signal but some fading/distortion, better on
ECSS tuning. HFCC registers this as 0 degrees/ND from ``Milano`` so
it`s no help about true spex. Observer, Bulgaria says it`s 100 kW, 300
degrees from Saftica, the third site in ROMANIA. Like Tsiganeshti,
it`s slightly north of Bucharest. Guess what, 300 degrees from there
aims right at London and Miami, and not far off UTwente. Next:

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

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

** U S A. 650, October 1 at 0611 UT, surprised to hear news instead of
music, not WSM? No, soon finishing ``CBS News Update``, back to WSM
singing ID; odd time to drop it in. Seems to me WSM was originally NBC
for many years (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 820, October 1 at 0609 UT, country music under WBAP but soon
fading up and overtaking it by 0613 on E-W longwire. Like last night,
WWBA Largo FL is on 50 kW day power instead of 1 kW night. Meanwhile,
I see that WWBA has been heard as far away as BC, where FL is quite
rare (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 870, October 1 at 1228 UT, Spanish ads with Dallas
addresses, including a church, so definitely KFJZ Fort Worth in new
REL:SS format; squeezed between WWL and XETAR, about to fade out
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880-DSB, October 1 at 1232 UT, Western Indian Network
tri-station ID for KTBA 760, KHAC 880 and KWIM 104.9; 1233 `Ask Pastor
Mike` about suicide; all in English. KHAC officially Tse Bonito NM.
Easily separable from KRVN close to right angles; and KHAC obviously
still a major cheater, U1 10000/430 long before October sunrise 1315
UT (November: 1345) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1010, October 1 at 1235 UT, RCC chanting, in morning mass as
on Radio Católica Mundial, from the direxion of and no doubt out of
KTNZ Amarillo TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1090, October 1 at 0619 UT, two strong stations at about
equal level thus making a very heavy SAH of 256/minute = 4.27 Hz. One
is RCC talk in English, sounds like M. Angelica, obviously EWTN`s KEXS
Excelsior Springs (Kansas City market) MO, supposedly a 10 KW
daytimer; the other, as soon it IDs, KAAY Little Rock. Catholix vs
Protestants! BTW, I remarked that the NRC AM Log does not deal with
STAs, which is true in the case of 1520 KOKC, but for KAAY it shows
STA U1 5000/5000 instead of U2 50000/50000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1715 UT October 1

FTIOM & UBMP, October 6-12

Bill Tilford
 

From the Isle of Music, October 6-12:
This week, we salute the Cuban nominees in this year's Latin GRAMMY awards (music from the Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Omara Portuondo, will be included the following week).
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)
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=9400am
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).
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490)
http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, October 6 and 8:
Episode 133 salutes the team of LRA 36, Argentine Antarctica's shortwave station, with music from Argentina (mostly)
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
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490)
http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
2. Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am


Glenn Hauser logs October 1-2, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ARGENTINA [non]. 7780, Oct 1 at 2227 WRMI with music, sounds like
Oldies, or rather scheduled APS Radio; and 9395 with different music,
gospel? Thus RAE`s German hour, which they are still sending to WRMI,
has got lost, supposed to be M-F 22-23 on 9395 per both WRMI and RAE
skeds (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9155, Oct 2 at 1256, VP Chinese, and weaker 9180, both CNR1
jammed SOH frequencies. Altho did not do an exhaustive continuous
bandscan, no more WOOB noticed in the 11s, 13s but a JBA carrier at
1320 on 14980, which also qualifies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Oct 1 at 1931, RHC is S8 of dead air, and so is 15140
at S9+20. 15140 is supposed to be amid first airing of English hour
while 15370 is supposed to be starting French. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7380, Oct 1 at 2226, RHC is in choking Arabic instead of
scheduled French to Africa! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Oct 2 at 1248, RHC is on but undermixed with FE, CRI
Beijing in Russian and/or KCBS Pyongyang, in any event Commies vs
Commies vs Commies! RHC also in clear on stronger 6000 which also
produces a good harmonic on 12000, while there is nothing on 12200.
Such a signal on 12000 makes me wonder if RHC deliberately allow 6000
to harmonicize, since in past 12000 has been a legit RHC fundamental,
but not so scheduled now, any more than the 11980 harmonic of the 5990
CRI relay. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9620-9670 approx., Oct 2 at 1301, lopsided buzz field out of
9640 RHC which itself is crackly and hummy. Worst peaks about 9627 and
9653. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, Oct 2 at 1303, this RHC has just come on joining 13740
on band which started earlier. 13700 is notably weaker at S9/+10 than
13740 S9+20/30, and also less modulated. And also fails to provide any
FM spur constellation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Oct 2 at 1308, this RHC is dead air and weaker than
modulated stronger S9+20 15230. 1423 recheck 75 minutes later, 15140
*still* dead air and 15230 VG. Is no one paying attention at Titán,
site Aoki-listed for both in the morning, whether a transmitter be
modulating at all? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 9455, Oct 2 at 1258 music, 1259 AWR Guam sign-off with
details such as 100,000 watts, but never mentions KSDA callsign! Is
that a violation? At end of daily Korean hour and off (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1000, Oct 2 at 0611 UT Mexican music with slow SAH against
KTOK OKC nulled, 0614 ``La Rancherita`` ID over music. IRCA log says:

``1000 XEFV Chih Ciudad Juarez 1000 ---- La Rancherita Mil AM 24h
RAN/NOR MEGA No FM. License expired but AM is still active 7/19``

The SAH is about the same as I get from KKIM Albuquerque but no sign
of it now, and there was no sign of XEFV when I last heard KKIM. So I
wonder if XEFV be erratic? Altho 24h, IRCA leaves blank its night
power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DXLISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1020, KOKP: See USA, starting with 1020 KDKA

** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Oct 2 at 1238 UT, KGYN with ``The Five States` Big
Talker`` slogan. They`ve had a CP longtime for 50/10/CH39 kW instead
of U2 10/10, but will it ever eventuate? There was once talk of moving
the whole thing to the OKC market, getting rid of 1220 KTLV, but FCC
now shows almost exactly the same east-of-Guymon coordinates both for
the current LIC and CP; the CP only one second of longitude further
east or about 82 feet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 17, Oct 2 and always, the latest reboot a few weeks
ago of K17JN-D Enid has kept it on the air with no further tech
problems, except it is permanently IDing falsely: ``DTV 41-1
KCYH-LD``! As explained before, that is its parent station in Ardmore,
on the other side of OK, whose software must have been imported here,
overwriting any reference to its true call K17JN-D which always
appeared before on the PSIP. Still 3ABN with a bunch of extra video
channels as 41-3 silent: (unsupported audio codec``), 41-5, 41-6, and
``audio only`` as 41-7, 41-8 and 41-9.

Are such false IDs a fineable offense? Has anyone seen anything like
this anywhere else? If any DXer picked this up she would surely assume
it was transmitted from Ardmore, not Enid, depriving this city of its
only local TV signal, despite some others licensed here such as RF9,
but really in OKC if on the air at all. There were/are others really
in Tulsa or even Kansas (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 28. KFOR-TV OKC has been plugging Nexstar as if it is
now part of that. It is; I found this notice at
https://www.nexstar.tv/nexstar_tribune_closing_webcast_2019/

``Nexstar Media Group and Tribune Media Closing Webcast
September 20, 2019

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) (“Nexstar”) completed its
previously announced acquisition of Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO)
(“Tribune Media”) in an accretive transaction, creating the nation’s
largest local broadcaster. Nexstar is hosting conference call and
webcast at 10:00 a.m. ET on Friday, September 20 to review the
transaction and host a question and answer session.

To access the conference call, interested parties may dial
334/777-6978 (domestic and international callers). The Conference ID
Number is 2037601. Please call five minutes in advance to ensure that
you are connected. Questions and answers will be taken only from
participants on the conference call.

Participants may also listen to a live webcast of the call (link
below). For the webcast, please allow 15 minutes to register, download
and install any necessary software. A webcast replay will be available
for 90 days following the live event at www.nexstar.tv.
Click here for the webcast
Nexstar Tribune Closing Investor Presentation``

Isn`t this entirely too much media ownership concentration? I hope
Nexstar politix are not as anti-American as Sinclair`s.

``Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other
services to 197 television stations (including partner stations) in
115 markets or approximately 63% of all U.S. television households
including 142 local web sites and 316 local news and weather mobile
apps.``

Here`s their station roster and a map including KFOR in OKC as market
rank 45 (rabbitears.info has had it at only 50).
https://www.nexstar.tv/stations/
How can such smaller cities as Harrisburg PA, Spartanburg SC, outrank
OKC??? Hagerstown MD is #6??? One of the largest cities, San Diego CA
is #29??

``(1) Market rank refers to ranking the size of the Designated Market
Area (“DMA”) in which the station is located in relation to other
DMA’s. Source: Investing in Television Market Report 2008 4th Edition,
as published by BIA Financial Network, Inc.``

It shows all the subchannels with each station --- not quite, not yet
CBS` Dabl on KFOR`s #4. At least KFOR is Nexstar`s only property in OK
so far, along with sibling RF-19 KAUT ``43``. This ensures that RF 25,
KWTV ``9`` may still continue its self-promotion as OKC`s only
locally-owned station (Glenn Hauser, OK, October 1, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** SAO TOME E PRINCIPE. 15660, Oct 1 at 1928, HOA music, VP S2-S3,
gone at 1930. Aoki/NDXC shows it`s VOA Pinheira at 1900-1930 M-F in
Tigrinya. Other VOA usage of 15660: 1800-1900 daily Amharic via
Woofferton; 1730-1800 M-F Oromo via STP; 1400-1500 Sat/Sun Kirundi via
STP. Propagation is so poor that any extra-continental signal like
this on 19m is notable. Except as an unaccented country header, STP
should be spelt São Tomé e Príncipe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 9870, Oct 1 at 1938, S5-S7 of dead air. Scheduled
18-23 is SA in Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, Oct 1 at 2224, VOT is JBA in absence of RTTY,
undermodulated S6-S9 so English to North America is still a loss
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 8992-USB, Oct 2 at 1255, test count and ``Andrews, out``.
Believe this is same frequency with echoey encrypted broadcasts, also
from Andrews AFB, MD? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Oct 1 at 1929, WJHR gospel huxter is S1, back
here after an inexplicable spell on 15550-USB, but mostly inaudible,
unpropagable, or off? Now there must be a sporadic E boost over this
1190 km/740 mile path from Milton FL, as 15610 WEWN AL is also way
above normal, S9+20, but not 15825 WWCR TN, still JBA. At 1955 I check
the Es DX-map, seeing one 25 MHz MUF blob over Atlanta (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 870, Oct 2 at 1230 UT, finally a non-ID from KFJZ Fort
Worth: ``Radio Libertad 8-70 A-M`` twice, 7:30 TC and into talk about
Biblia, Jeová. Radio-locator.com still hasn`t caught up with this
instead of business news in English.

Searching on slogan quoted leads to this convoluted listing showing
additional slogan ``LA QUE LLEGO PARA QUEDARSE`` which means, whew,
there will never be any more changes!

https://tunein.com/radio/Radio-Libertad-870-AM-s32636/
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Genres: Vietnamese Talk
Description: Estación de radio con formato cristiano
Language: Spanish
Contact: 817-649-1870
Website: http://www.870am.net
[but that website goes nowhere]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1020, Oct 2 at 0557 UT, KOKP Perry OK has a slow SAH of
118/minute = almost 2 Hz, and nulling my semi-local 250-watter as much
as possible, `Red Eye Radio`, which is on KDKA Pittsburgh, doing
better than usual here. Long gone are the nights when KDKA was primary
on 1020 from a kilomile away; slightly closer 1100 WTAM Cleveland does
much better. CBS cannot be accused of being left-wing or even
mainstream as long as it voluntarily airs far-right talkshows like
RER.

CBS owns KDKA? Licensee is Entercom. Well, Wikipedia explains:
``Entercom Communications Corporation is a publicly traded American
broadcasting company and radio network based in Bala Cynwyd,
Pennsylvania. Founded in 1968, it is the second largest radio company
in the United States, owning 235 radio stations across 48 media
markets. In November 2017, Entercom merged with CBS Radio; as a
result, CBS's shareholders held a 72% stake of the company's stock.``

How long has KOKP existed? License-to-cover granted 1/1/1978, but
unlike for some stations, FCC AM Query does not show its initial
airdate. Strangely, NRC AM Log lists address for KOKP and sibling 1580
KOKB Blackwell as in Ponca City, which is next to Blackwell; but I
thought that Triple Play Sports HQ is in Stillwater with their FM
station 105.1; altho they can split as needed for more than one local
silly ballgame at once. FCC also shows a P O Box in PC, with KOKP call
effective 10/26/98. Previous callsign changes:
KVCS 12/15/1995, KASR 03/03/1993, KRAD 09/05/1985
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1520, Oct 2 at 1243 UT, a quarter-hour after LSR here, KOKC
has no SAH and no QRM from Vietnamese, so it seems KYND Cypress TX is
OFF again, especially since Viet from 1560 KGOW Bellaire TX, both
Houston market, is still audible but soon to fade; last time they were
simulaudible and //. 1480, KNGO, The Metroplex, however, is still
audible with Vietnamese sounding same as on 1560 altho not matched.
KYND official October sunrise is 1230 UT, but until 1430 should be on
reduced critical hours power of 18 instead of 25 kW. November: 1245
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Oct 2 at 1224-1228
around local sunrise 1227: With K-index of 2, nothing looping NW from
E Asia, Japan/Korea, but from WSW, Australia/New Zealand, u.o.s.:
1548, 882, 702, 612; 1098-west. Steve McGreevy, California, says ``I
REALLY enjoy and am fascinated by your TA/TP MW scans/observations
from mid-continent -- SpM`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13950, Oct 1 at 1933, very distorted 2-way and off, not
even sure if SSB; nothing further in few minutes but to be checked
again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 14775.6-USB, Oct 2 at 1321, another 2-way in Spanish,
less colloquial than 14982 but still some putas referenced (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 14982-USB, Oct 2 at 1311-1320 tune-out, 2-way in
colloquial Spanish. I think I am rather fluent in comprehending proper
broadcast Spanish, but colloquial conversations, especially among
uneducated speakers, are quite another matter. Usually I have little
patience with them as there are never going to be any sort of IDs, but
this time I struggle to copy some verbiage, including: ``caracol``
snail; ``toneladas`` tons, ``25 a 26 del norte`` referring to
latitude; ``tiburón`` shark; ``puta`` whore sprinkled here and there
as a pause or interjexion rather than the full ``puta madre``.

So anyhow this smax of maritime, fishermen or poachers, smugglers? One
is quite stronger than the other, and such a high frequency suggests a
considerable skip distance apart, like 1000+ miles, OR they are so
close that they reach each other by direct radio waves across the
ocean waves; yet would be less overhearable on VHF (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15758.8-USB, Oct 2 at 1305, VP 2-way in Spanish in an
almost vacant expanded broadcast band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1907 UT October 2

Glenn Hauser logs October 2-3-4, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.979, Oct 3 at 1336, JBA carrier on signature
off-frequency of LRA36; hardly any reports of them elsewhere the past
week and wondered if still active almost every day (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WORLD OF RADIO 2002, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, Oct 4 at 0307, after a summer of no reception,
JBA YL talk on Canadian Coast Guard marine weather frequency; having
misplaced link to CCG schedule, I find this worldwide one:
https://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/Maritime_Weather_Transmissions
which shows VCS Halifax NS starting 2749 at 0240; nothing now/yet on
2598-USB, the further and weaker NL channel (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 15565, Oct 4 at 0003, not much on 19m, but a fadey S7 signal
in Chinese here, i.e. CNR1 jammer vs VOA Chinese via Thailand;
certainly not either Radio Thailand to North in English on 15590
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370 // 15140, Oct 2 at 1942, RHC in English on both
frequencies; supposed to be 15140 only and 15370 other languages. This
follows dead air on both the other day. Something`s always wrong at
RHC. But interesting cultural item about Carmina Burana performed as a
dance after winning some award in Mexico? That I`d like to hearsee.
Soon into mandatory anti-American propaganda, how José Martí became
disillusioned with America after visiting it. But how was he to know
that in the next century, America would name a major radio and TV
service for him?! 2001 both into Arabic instead of French on 15140. By
2049 check, 15370 in Portuguese, 15140 off.

This on the BST-1 caradio; at first I did a double take when I heard
RHC English twice on the memory scan thinking I mishit the button, but
another time around, Morse readout of frequencies confirmed both. BTW,
this radio was out of commission for a while, as the antenna coax
broke; turns out it had been flexing forever out of sight as it went
into the trunk, every time it opened and closed; spliced it back
together and as good as new (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2002, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Oct 3 at 0535, RHC in Spanish instead of English, and
just barely modulated. Same situation Oct 4 at 0321 during a song,
S9+20 but JBM. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Oct 3 at 0537, surprised to hear the weakened voice of
Arnie Coro on RHC English --- is it his `Breakthru` science show? No,
despite being UT Thursday, it`s `DXers Unlimited` with ham radio
equipment topic. Hard to follow as he speaks too fastly and
indistinctly. Soon at 0540, outro as ``weekend edition of DXUL``! So
they are playing back the Sunday hour instead of Wednesday! And the
midweek should have aired the night before. Something`s always wrong
at RHC. There is a tremendously sad disparity between his ailing voice
now and the canned outro recorded years ago when he was in full voice.
Mandatory anti-American propaganda follows, `Connecting the Dots`
about the many sins of Andrew Jackson against native Americans;
certainly true but only the worst of American history may be
mentioned. What about the fate of the Taíno in Cuba?? 6100 is best of
the lot by far, S9+30 with good modulation; 6165 is JBA! 6000 is
undermodulated at S9-S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Oct 3 at 1339, S9 of dead air from RHC while 15230 is
OK, not an unusual situation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13566 S9, 13633 S9+10, 13768 S9, 13835 S9, Oct 9 at 1400,
approx. centers of panoply of FM spurblobs out of RHC 13700-AM at
approx. intervals of 65-68 kHz, but none detectable further out circa
13500 & 13900, not even the F# tone which accompanies program audio on
the closer ones. Unlike 13700 itself, the stronger spurs are about
equally readable in FM or AM mode. Some days these are present, other
days not at all; how does RHC manage that, where something is always
wrong? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9620-9660, Oct 3 at 1450, RHC 9640 is still surrounded by a
buzzfield, also audible at the center along with some hum. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Oct 3 at 1946, RHC in Arabic, supposed to be in
French; while 15140 succeeds to be in English. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Oct 3 at 2353, RHC is off its #1 frequency so I check
for others: also off, 11850 and its 11840/11860 spurs; and 11670.
Still on this band, 11700 in Spanish and 11950 Mesa Redonda until
2400. 13740 and 7380 also missing; 9535, 9640, 5040, 6000 still on and
the 5990 CRI relay. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15120, Oct 4 at 0001, CRI relay is dead air; 15730 RHC is
very poor but modulated. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA [and non]. 4055, Oct 4 at 0309, S9 to S9+10 of open
carrier, dead air from TGAV, Radio Truth/Verdad, just like WBCQ 7490.1
and WRMI 7780. At least the electric companies benefit (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 12110, Oct 3 at 2351, S5-S7 JBA talk; scheduled as VOA
Burmese via Tinang, 2330-2430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 9690, Oct 2 at 2102, REE North American frequency
is off. 11670 for Africa also continues AWOL; 12030 to ME is S9-S8 of
dead air once again --- leaving only one in service, 11940 to S
America but VP here. 9690 not a propagation problem since Greek music
OK on 9420 at 2105. Yet a sesquihour earlier at 1930, Wolfgang
Bueschel reported 9690 on, and also 12030 apparently then with
modulation too; during a silly ballgame (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF
RADIO 2002, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9740, Oct 2 at 2107, W&M talking, VP and not sure of
language, then recognize English; China? No, scheduled as VOA in
French this semihour weekdays, via Woofferton. Maybe a bit of English
mixed in language lesson? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2001 monitoring: confirmed Wed Oct
2 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490.070v, fair S7-S8. I`m not upcut here but
instead automation chops off last half of ``Q`` in singing ID before
music can resolve, and starts WOR on time; this has happened for quite
a while.

Also confirmed UT Thursday Oct 3 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, poor-fair.

WORLD OF RADIO 2002 contents: Albania, Antarctica, Ustralia, Austria,
Bolivia, Brasil, Canada non, China, Cuba, Finland, France, Germany,
Japan/Korea North non, Korea South, Mali, New Zealand, North America,
Oman, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Sa`udi Arabia, Spain, Thailand,
Turkey, USA and non, Vietnam, Zambia; and the propagation outlook.
Completed by 0112 UT October 4 ready for first broadcasts Friday:

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
0629vUT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [alt weeks, Oct 12]
1430 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [or 0830? or 5045-USB?]
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [or 1030?]
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes][or 0700?]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 9330, as of Oct 3 at 1448 and 1945 chex, still no signals
from WBCQ; in fact I think nothing since the Sept 28 AAAWWW when it
was not the 500 kW. Nor has AW twitted anything about it the past
week. Setup stalled even with techs helping from the manufacturers?
Aren`t the WLC flat-earthers paying for it getting impatient? Gotta
get this going before the world ends! Remember the target date had
been last July. Maybe more news on AAAWWW this week from 0000 UT
Saturday on 7490v et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2002, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7490.1, Oct 4 at 0310, S5-S9 of dead air from
WBCQ. 7780 WRMI and 4055 TGAV are also open carrier now; situation
contagious? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7780, Oct 4 at 0311, WRMI is S9-S8 of dead air; so
is WBCQ 7490.1 and 4055 TGAV; hey stations, wake up or turn off (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Oct 2 at 2050, WJHR again audible on proper
frequency but JB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5072.010 and 5097.988, Oct 4 at 0322 I am still detecting
the JBA parasitic spur carriers out of WTWW-2 where music modulation
is audible only on VG S9+30 fundamental measured on 5085.002, i.e.
approx. 12.99 kHz above and below; used to be more like 12.90; Ted
adjusted? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1560, Oct 4 at 0249 UT, Vietnamese song at usual good signal
level from KGOW Bellaire (Houston) TX, and // 1480 KNGO The Metroplex
but not synchronized. Checking this because earlier Oct 3, Paul Walker
posted:

``Everyone's favorite ethnic station, Viet Radio 1560 KGOW
Bellaire/Houston is completely off the air due to flooding from
Tropical Depression Imelda that has "Detrimentally affected the
transmission equipment". They are completely off the air instead of
using the separate day or night site full time like last time when the
day site got flooded``. He then clarified that KGOW had applied to FCC
today for an STA to be off the air; and someone in Houston said 1560
was off at 21 UT.

I pointed out that Imelda flooding in Houston was old news from a
sesquiweek ago, and that I was still hearing KGOW last night or this
morning.

Scott Fybush replied, ``I was in Houston in the immediate aftermath of
Imelda, from the 19th until the 22nd. KGOW was on the air every time I
checked. I didn't go out to its transmitter site(s), so I don't know
which site it was using or what the state of those sites might have
been.

(Based on my visits and conversations with the local engineers, there
was no flooding damage to any Houston broadcast sites, though I was
unable to visit KTRH 740 because the road leading to the site was
underwater. There were no signals off the air or noticeably at reduced
power while I was there.)

KGOW's sites are pretty far west, as I recall. The flooding was
predominantly east. I'm not saying KGOW didn't suffer some sort of
damage... but what it's telling the FCC doesn't match up very well
with what I saw and heard last month.``

As for KYND 1520, Stephen Luce, Houston replies Oct 3 on the WOR iog
to my previous report: ``The station has been off the air since
September 25. Operation had been highly irregular prior to that
date``. So was that because of flooding? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0619 UT October 4

UNIDENTIFIED. 1560, Oct 4 at 0305 UT, USA Radio News concluding as QRM
to KGOW just checked in Vietnamese. That network only applies to three
1560 daytimers in the NRC AM Log, KTUI Sullivan MO, or WCNW Fairfield
OH or WFSP Kingwood WV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)