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Glenn Hauser logs April 3-4, 2020

Glenn Hauser
 

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS
fully updated for A-20 and DST seasons:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, April 3 at 2113, the ``Italian`` hour of RAE
via WRMI has W&M in French discussion, presumably substitute for real
programming; 2116 music break; 2118 into English with Fernando
recording from home, always off-the-cuff but maybe same thing we have
heard before; music, at 2123 over to Chinese YL, as presumably they
are running thru all 8 languages during the hour (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 13605, April 3 at 1429, almost a week into A-20,
now some jamming is becoming audible vs Radio Martí, and there is
still some residual jamming on ex-13820 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CZECHIA [non]. 5800, April 4 at 0159, Radio Prague closing in
English, WRMI Spanish ID, 0200 a minute of music in English until cut
off the air at 0201*. System H sked shows RPI English daily 0130 also
on 9395.

That`s where Radio Tirana used to be, but why bother if they can`t get
their new English programs (if any?) to WRMI. Furthermore, the only
time left for Tirana, 2030 on 15770, now shows Mon-Thu only, no longer
Sat as I had recently mentioned, that replaced by something else. See
next TAIWAN [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960-AM, April 4 at 0204, pirate music at S9+10,
0207 YL ID with bowling ball SFX, ``Ballsmacker Radio, 69-60-AM``. New
website is https://ballsmacker.net/ from ``somewhere in the
northeast``. More logs here:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,65023.0.html
After checking other bands, by 0220 this one is off (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4176-USB, April 4 at 0213, rock music, 0215 DJ hard
to copy but mentions Mix Radio doing something; ``under the stars``
which points to previous log of X-FM on 4175-USB. 0220 ``This is the
Pirate Radio Relay League`` with beeps and off at 0221*. More logs:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,65029.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6965-AM, April 4 at 0222, JBA carrier not noticed
earlier with Ballsmacker on 6960. No FRW logs of this one (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6934.9-AM, April 4 at 0223, JBA music, seems a bit
more mod on LSB than USB, and the carrier may be reduced. Off by 0227.
Some logs here say it was Captain Morgan Shortwave, 6934.86:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,65027.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. As if we don`t have enough problems already, earthquaxe
are hitting Enid, two of them this Friday. First a brief shake at
2235:39 UT. USGS soon showed but kept revising it; take your pick:

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

M 3.9 - 15km E of Enid, Oklahoma
IV DYFI? [did you feel it? --- yes!]
Time 2020-04-03 22:35:30 (UTC)
Location 36.379°N 97.721°W
Depth 1.1 km

M 3.7 - 15km E of Enid, Oklahoma
VI DYFI?
Time 2020-04-03 22:35:29 (UTC)
Location 36.374°N 97.721°W
Depth 5.0 km

M 3.6
15km E of Enid, Oklahoma
2020-04-03 22:35:29 (UTC)
5.0 km deep

The second one, a heftier shock just as I am writing this report: UT
Sat April 4 at 0333:16 UT. First USGS report says:

3.8
14km E of Enid, Oklahoma
2020-04-04 03:33:08 (UTC)
3.4 km

M 3.8 - 14km E of Enid, Oklahoma
Time 2020-04-04 03:33:08 (UTC)
Location 36.374°N 97.721°W
Depth 3.4 km

And as I am watching it, changes to:

M 4.0
14km E of Enid, Oklahoma
2020-04-04 03:33:08 (UTC)
1.2 km

By final recheck at 0413 UT:
M 3.7
14km E of Enid, Oklahoma
2020-04-04 03:33:08 (UTC)
5.0 km

Note that by my WWV timing there have been delays of 8-10 seconds from
epicenter 14-15 km away, to hitting here. About 1 second margin of
error. That`s equivalent to 1 mile per second, or 3600 mph.

Furthermore, our quaxe are the only ones on the recent map anywhere in
central or eastern USA! OK had been relatively quiet with crackdowns
on fracking. No RF effects noted, but by prerogative I include local
EQ reports with my logs (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** SWAZILAND. 9585, April 3 at 1453, TWR IS & ID, immediately
recognizable music-box even tho only S1, in the Malgache service about
to start. Or rather as described under SOUTH AFRICA in WRTH 2020 page
489: ```Last bar of `We`ve a Story to Tell the Nations``, played on
hand bells``` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. 9395 >> // 7780 // 5010, UT Sat April 4 at 0201,
following WORLD OF RADIO on the last two: Radio Taiwán Internacional
replaying for the n-th time the special test in Spanish of 18 March.
Presumably by April 6 there will be new shows each night. WRMI System
H sked claims this is on 5010 & 5800! But 5800 had just turned off as
at CZECHIA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 3 at 2206, another bust by VOT English to North
America -- nothing but RTTY from NAU PR; and still no VOT at 2225.
Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2028 monitoring: confirmed first US
SWBC, Friday April 3 at 2200 on WRMI 9955; S9 but rating only
poor-fair, without jamming just general noise level and fading.

Also confirmed UT Saturday April 4 at 0130 on WRMIs first all via
Alexandria KiwiSDR, 5010, 7780, 5850; At 0144 here, 7780 = 5010 both
poor, and 5850 VG S9+30/40. Next:

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 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 Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search April 3 at 0536 for
the next few minutes; method: 100-foot E-W longwire into R-75 set at
9-kHz steps, tuning USB 1 kHz below each frequency to detect 1 kHz
het, however weak. Preamps off to minimize overload on MW.

531, 549, 558(2), 603, 612, 621, 657*, 684+, 693(2), 711*, 729, 747,
774(2), 837, 882, 891**, 909, 936(2), 1026, 1044, 1098, 1107, 1116,
1125(2), 1134, 1152, 1179, 1215, 1296, 1305(2), 1314, 1422, 1476,
1503, 1539, 1566, 1575.

*657 is unusual, probably Spain or Italy, usually blocked by WSCR
IBOC; a bit of auroral weakening it, or off? As 710.0 unusually
dominated by the on-frequency Rebelde, and yes still with that carrier
on 711 which is not TA; no beat on it detected this time. **891
strongest of all, no doubt Algeria. (2)=at least two carriers beating
a few Hz apart (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0429 UT April 4