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Glenn Hauser logs April 2-3, 2020

Glenn Hauser
 

** AUSTRALIA. 11825, April 2 at 1447, YL with slow story in English,
S9-S7; 1453 fading as OM explains story a little less slowly. Off at
1500 recheck. HFCC shows at 1430-1500 it`s KNX = Reach Beyond
Australia, Kununurra. Probably the `Spotlight` evangelical show
masquerading as language lesson (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [non]. 11880, April 2 at 1449, CRI Plus, English succeeds to
be on air today via CUBA unlike yesterday. Something`s sometimes right
at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 711.00, April 2 at 0558, the + 1 kHz off-frequency carrier
from presumed R. Rebelde, but no modulation, is still there hetting
legit 710.00 kHz stations; and this time can detect a beat from a
second carrier about 1 Hz away instead of 3.33; another Cuban, or TA,
at least one of which has varied frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF
RADIO 2028)

** CUBA. 4765, April 3 at 0034 tune-in to dead air from Radio
Progreso, S9+10/20; 0035 music starts; was there any modulation from
nominal *0030? Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13780, April 2 at 1443, RHC S9+10 of dead air; yes, back here
after two mornings on 13740, ex-13780 since March 12. Something`s
always wrong at RHC. 13700 is still modulating music at S9+20; no
spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2028)

** KOREA NORTH. 11710, April 2 at 1505, choral music of the Juche
type, also audible at 1450 when 11735 was also on and in with separate
programming, i.e. VOK. Haven`t heard them for a long time, probably
more due to springtime propagation uptick, altho suspect operation may
also be sporadic due to power shortages, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, April 2 at 2356, S9 of dense and
repetitive rock music, no ID at top-of-hour, but segués until stops
April 3 at 0009 with no announcements. Lots of pirate logs this
evening at hfunderground, but surprisingly not a single one of this
even as unID like mine. Maybe they were all listening to 6923 which I
did not find until later (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6923.0-LSB, April 3 at 0012, pirate on here which
was not a few minutes ago; unfamiliar music and no carrier had me tune
to 6922.7-LSB where it seemed to sound ``best``, but 0014 DJ talk
nails down the frequency, says a comet is coming; ``Virus-19 Radio``,
hard rock. 0018 more DJ gab, another ID and music; 0024 ``it`s going
to take you all; hunker down``. Going to conclude with Iron Butterfly
which he remembers from when he was young; 0027 cut to another tune,
and off at 0029:40*. Many more logs here
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,64972.0.html
started by SyckO Radio who was also reported to take over the same
frequency in a few minutes (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7475, April 2 at 0449, anti-Christ pirate Station
YHWH is S7-S8 but fading down; off by 0512 recheck.

7475 also April 3 at 0257, JBA. He`s stuck to this frequency for the
past week (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2028)

Dan Sheedy also reports; ``At 0504* closing on April 2, he mentioned
YHWH's 'daylight' frequency of 11.56 MHz (operating sporadically) &
said the 7475 broadcast usually begins at "sunset on the Pacific
Coast". Dan Sheedy, Encinitas, CA Eton "Ex-Sat'/6m X wire`` (vua gh)

** SAUDI ARABIA [and non]. April 2 from 1812, via UTwente SDR, I cycle
thru the registered frequencies at this hour in HFCC B-19, since there
is nothing, yet? for A-20, not even an ARS page in the broadcasters`
list; and why is it Arabie Saoudite? O, yeah, English is a nothing
language for this SWBC, merely imagining 5 hours of it from 1600 on
9840, so I check that first:

9840, April 2 at 1812, ME music but Voice of Turkey ID in German at a
time it is supposed to appear, rather than after 2300 on 9830 failing
to turn off after English should it occasionally succeed.

Otherwise presume some are axually SA without digging deeper:
9580, nothing
6100, algo, Arabic from Jeddah scheduled but is anything from Jeddah?
9555, Arabic, mentions A-S; ACI from plus side
9675, Turkish
9870, Arabic JBA
11820.044, Arabic -- still not audible in OK
11915, Arabic much weaker
11930, Spanish from OCB mainly, maybe CCI SA
13720, nothing but noise
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2028)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 2 at 2234 check, poor music, so VOT is on
today; no RTTY; off at 2352 check instead of extra German (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

WORLD OF RADIO 2028 contents: *Alaska, Albania non, Antarctica,
Argentina non, Australia, *China non, Colombia, Cuba and non, Czechia
non, East Turkistan, Equatorial Guinea, Europe, Iran non, Korea South
and non, Kurdistan non, *Madagascar, Mali, North America, Philippines,
Puerto Rico non, Sa`udi Arabia, Scotland non, Slovakia non, Solomon
Islands, Somalia, Suriname, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine non, USA,
Vanuatu; propagation outlook from SWBC,Boulder. *A-20 info

** U S A. One more check of what`s really on WRMI, UT Thu April 2:
0236:
5010 & 5800, off
5850 // 9395, TIAMS
5950, unknown, SMTV?
7570 & 7730, TOMBS
7780, music; break in RUI English fairy tale saga?
9455, Hal Turner, hour 2 on Wednesday night only
9955, Spanish, Praga?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085 // 5830, April 2 at 0114, WTWW back on both
frequencies, but both running SFAW gospel huxter, No rock on 5085. Has
there been a counter-coup by SFAW HQ vs Ted`s takeover of #2
transmitter for commercial rock and ham stuff? No, by 0511, 5085 has
resumed rock music at S9+40 while on other side of the megameter MUF,
5830 talk is JBA, weaker than neighbor 5935 WWCR.

5085, April 2 at 2355, WTWW-2 is on earlier than usual *0100 except
Saturdays, hard-sell ad by Ted. FYI: hard-sell ads by Ted or anyone
are immediate turn-offs for me. I will not buy *anything* that is
pestering me to do so! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1520, April 2 at 0450 UT, KOKC OKC has heavy CCI, soon
recognized as 25 kW daytimer KYND, with Bill Turner`s barker loop
trying to attract programming to available airtime (even at night?);
call him at 373-1520, area code missed; ``1520 AM, KYND
Cypress-Houston`` unashamedly cheating at night (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, April 2 starting
at 0606 UT: 531, 558, 621, 693, 747, 774(2), 792, 837, 846(suspect TP
Kiritimati), 855, 882, 891, 909, 936(2), 999, 1089, 1098, 1107(2),
1125, 1134, 1152, 1215, 1305(2), 1458, 1503(2 @ 4 Hz apart; no
matching pair at mwoffsets), 1584(2) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5000-5004, April 2 at 2354, the rapid RTTY QRM to WWV is
still here 24 hours later. It was being widely heard last night in the
WOR iog, including:

`` I’m hearing it here in upstate NY too at 0212 UTC. I doubt this is
coming from WWV - it appears to be on the high side of 5 MHz. It
almost buries WWV here in the East. Listening to a Kiwi in Kansas
City, the noise is audible, but WWV is louder. Even on the Kiwi in Ft
Collins itself, I can hear it in the background, but WWV is of course
loud and clear. Jim Barrett - Elmira, NY``

``Now, WWV's signal is stronger at 0243 UT, but RTTY is still very
strong at 5000.63, 5001.49, 5002.32, 5003.19, 5004.0 kHz.
Maybe it is Fax. If so it`s about 3 kHz wide. Chuck Gessner, W3ON``

``I’ve been running TDOA analysis on various receivers in the Kiwi SDR
network in the East and Midwest. It consistently shows a likely source
along an axis from central Indiana, up towards Chicago. The
transmission is indeed VERY strong on individual Kiwis near Chicago,
Indianapolis and Minneapolis. Jim Barrett, Elmira, NY``

Wow. Thanks for the replies. I just turned on my Icom 756 transceiver
at 1630 UT on Thursday, and I am hearing it loud. And that is 1230 pm
EDT. I tried listening on my Cushcraft MA5B beam to see if there is
any difference in signal level. It is mostly consistent with an S3 to
S7 in most directions. At 300 degrees it was peaking from S4 to S9. I
would suspect that under normal conditions propagation on 5 MHz would
be about 500 to 700 miles from my location near Pittsburgh. As someone
said, it is probably a goof on someone`s part. But who? 73 de Chuck
W3ON`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2028)

This report dispatched at 0505 UT April 3

Glenn Hauser
 


I neglected to include the latest WOR schedule with my latest log report ---

WOR 2028 is available as of 0125 UT Friday April 3
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2028.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2028.mp3

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

WORLD OF RADIO 2028 contents: *Alaska, Albania non,
Antarctica, Argentina non, Australia, *China non, Colombia,
Cuba and non, Czechia non, East Turkistan, Equatorial
Guinea, Europe, Iran non, Korea South and non, Kurdistan
non, *Madagascar, Mali, North America, Philippines, Puerto
Rico non, Sa`udi Arabia, Scotland non, Slovakia non, Solomon
Islands, Somalia, Suriname, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine non, USA,
Vanuatu; propagation outlook from SWBC, Boulder. *A-20 info

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
[resumes April 10]
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [maybe jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5010 to S, 7780 to NE
0900 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
[resumes April 11]
1130 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [new] to SSE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
0900 UT Sunday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130.5 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 5800 to SSE [March 23 but not 30; ??[
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
1800vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
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