Glenn Hauser logs December 26-27, 2020

Glenn Hauser

** BRAZIL. 9664.90 approx., Dec 27 at 0153, RVM with gospel huxter
yelling in Brasuguese, S6-S7, back on minus side of 9665 after a brief
while on plus side. No USA or Cuban signals on 31m now, strange

9664.926, Dec 27 at 0625, RVM music at S2-S4, with JBA LAH, probably
DPRK closer to 9665.000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 9818.721, Dec 27 at 0630, JBA carrier while other ZYs are
making it but little else on 31m, so presumed R. Nove de Julho on its
usual way-off frequency. Maybe the one on 9819.1 I heard recently was
really something else, such as China. Not that the ZYs can`t vary too,
as with RVM (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 10000, Dec 27 at 0626 UT, Observatório Nacional, IDs and
Brazuguese time announcements with pips every dekasecond, only S2-S3
and equal to or above WWV or WWVH, with which it is well-synchronized.
Not expecting to hear PPE Rio at this hour, but why not? ZY
broadcasters just below are audible but little else on 31m (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 1000 kHz: See OKLAHOMA [and non]

** CUBA. 9700, Dec 27 at 0630, RHC English at S9+30, overmodulating
with splatter out to plus/minus 23 kHz = 9677-9723. Something`s always
wrong at RHC.

6100, meanwhile Dec 27 at 0646 is splashing only plus/minus 13 kHz =
6087-6113. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13567 approx. at S9, 13633 at S9+10, Dec 27 at 1410, RHC
spurblobs with F# tone best readable in FM mode, out of 13700-AM which
is S9+20/30; matching on plus side 13767 and 13836 approx., and a JBA
trace circa 13905. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1000, Dec 27 at 0204, dead air on KTOK OKC, so
I can hear some weak Spanish perhaps XEOY, and from the SE some
whoop-whooping, like the defective Cuban transmitter, Artemisa, as
Terry Krueger, Niceville FL, reported:

``1000 CUBA Radio Artemisa, Artemisa, 1115 7/15/20. The spastic
wobbling noise source, still here after at least two-three years.
You'd think by now they could have fixed this.``

0206 UT after 2+ minutes of dead Foxhole, KTOK comes to life with
theme music and opening Joe Pag talkshow interviewing media critic
Sharyl Attkisson.

BTW, have not heard IBOC noise from KTOK for ages, tho still flagged
as -I in 2020-2021 NRC AM Log. IBOC ``reported off Dec 2009`` here:
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 6130, UT Sun Dec 27 at 0143, RRI is S9+20 with `DX
Mailbag`, saying there has been a sharp rise in reception reports and
letters about programming this year since more people are staying at
home listening. 0144 acknowledging report from Japan hearing RRI on
6040 DRM via Sweden remote. Other frequency now is 7325 (Glenn Hauser,

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5850, Dec 27 at 0650, caller accuses Brother
Scare of ``vomiting lies out of his mouth``, played so BS may then
denounce him; via WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2066 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
December 26 from 2042.7 UT on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, VG
local-quality pickup via Warrenton KiwiSDR.

Also confirmed Sat Dec 26 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, S9+10 but poor with
storm noise at UTwente; nearest lightning on Blitzortung is again
along the west coast of Greece into central Mediterranean, about 1100
statute miles or 1800 km away. But VG S9+15 at Maine SDR.

Also confirmed UT Sun Dec 27 starting at 0414:54 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM,
MO via Warrenton SDR. Next:

2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW [but not last week]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE [pre-empted]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE [pre-empted] [ex-0100]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
WOR is always a SW program first, but as stations make it harder to
hear, I can`t blame people for accessing a reliable alternative.

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support:
thanks this week to Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, who sent a generous
Solsticial check in US$ on a US bank to
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 USA

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to:
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** U S A. From disgraced FB we find explanation of FSR as temporary?
But not about their doing it already the previous week:

``WRMI Radio Miami International December 24 at 5:12 PM · Freedom
Synergy Radio will transmit special programs at 0300-0400 on UT
Sunday-Thursday December 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 (that's Saturday,
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night local time in the
Americas) on 5800 kHz. Reception reports will be verified with a
special Freedom Synergy Radio QSL card. Send reports via our website or by email to`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7780, 7730, 7570, Dec 27 at 0149, all three WRMIs are JBA
carriers, not just 7780; while 7490.1 WBCQ is S9/+10. It`s rare indeed
for `BCQ to be stronger than southerly-advantaged `RMIs on 7 MHz band,
very strange propagation, or something is amiss at Okeechobee.
Meanwhile Martí is blasting in from Grimesland (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A. 6159.93, UT Sun Dec 27 at 0141, WBCQ Area 51 discussing
movies, very poor direct. At 0150, 7490.1 is S9/+10 with music.

Contrary to other listings, the Texas Radio Shortwave Xmas show is at
0300-0400 UT Sunday on WBCQ 6160v and A51/61 webcast, starting at
0303, instead of 0200-; as `Lumpy Gravy` is wrapping up its 0200-0300
hour. Nor is TRSW the same Xmas program at all as on WRMI last night,
but: ``Camel Rock `n` Roll Dance Party``, recorded in NYC 1956 when
smoking was supposedly kool, er --- (Glenn Hauser, WOR iog via WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Dec 27 at 0027, no signal from WTWW-2 into
Maine SDR; usually it`s running even earlier on Saturdays. No TOUTA
organ music to be heard, next check 0147 a JBA carrier much like 5935
WWCR neighbor, strange propagation or exciter only? Also vs HLNL here
of S9+20, but 4840 WWCR is audible with S9+20 reading.

By 0211 now 5085 is S9+45! But air is dead! At 0651, 5085 is still
dead air at S9+20/40. I wonder if the AT&T Nashville bombing have
impacted Lebanon as it seem to have disrupted communications in
general over central TN and adjacent states.

9475-, Dec 27 at 0637, JBA carrier, likely WTWW-1 day frequency at
night, with signature offset minus measured at 9474.977; and nothing
else is scheduled at this hour; 5830 night frequency is off now as it
was at 0147 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 830, more about WCCO echoing for two nights, not since:

Re: WCCO Problem --- Seems the backup was kicking on so two
transmitters were on at the same time causing an echo. John hasn’t
heard what caused it. WEEP in Pittsburgh used to have a similar
problem when the 1 KW backup would come while the 50 KW main was on
air. Weird stuff always happens when staffing is thin.

One of the network shows we [KMBZ] air in KC, Ground Zero didn’t send
their show to the satellite center last night. So dead air at 9 PM. I
guess Radio Havana Cuba is doing their distribution. I’ll let you know
when I hear more from WCCO - Alan Furst`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1954 UT December 27