Glenn Hauser logs January 14-15, 2021

Glenn Hauser

** ALBANIA [non]. 5850, Jan 14 at 2302, R. Tirana via WRMI, news in
English, OM caster has a distinctive sing-song tonality. 2309 on to
mailbag with YL host, first from Richard Novak who reported this
transmission in September; then someone else from October, 5850 at
2300-2329 specifically mentioned. Also plans for Xmas programming, so
this may be a very old playback; I had not noticed any news items
which could be outdated or not. Explaining how Albanians are not so
much into celebrating Xmas like western Europeans, after years of
Commie suppression --- and Orthodoxy, Islam? 2316 on to a song.

The thing is, I was not aware of this broadcast, and neither is the
WRMI skedgrid for System H which is blank 7 days a week during this
slot! Yet apparently listeners have been running across it for months.
5850 is not in WRTH 2021 either, but other WRMI relays including 2230
on 7780 most days of the week, which I have been hearing. At 2300 too
much else is going on, such as Spain and Turkey in English, and for
me, BBC World News America on PBS/OETA.

This was like-a-local on the caradio since it`s aimed right at us; we
were on the way back from an out-of-town appointment to get our
Moderna vaccination #1. BTW within a few blox of the US 81 joint
antenna site inside Enid of LPFMs on 94.3 and 99.9, we got heavy FM
QRM to 5850 --- just overload, or does their separation of 5.6 MHz
have something to do with that? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 376-MCW kHz, Jan 14 at 0725 UT, ND beacon dash and YAG, 40
watts from Fort Frances, Ontario. Last logged Nov 17, 2020 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR) See USA for 3 more logs this session

** FRANCE [and non]. 5875-DRM, Jan 14 at 2330, I`m too busy to check
another night for RFI test, but meanwhile ideas about it have come in
to the WOR iog.

Alan Gale points out that a round-the-world yacht race is underway,
and since TDF has previously broadcast SW specials for such races,
this could be related, pure speculation.

This from Michel Fremy: ``Radio France International in DRM. TDF
performs irregular DRM broadcast tests during the month of January:
from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on 7405 kHz; from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on 9900 Khz;
from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on 15285 kHz; from 3:05 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
on 9905 kHz and from 11 p.m. to midnight on 5875 kHz. These are data
broadcasts mainly for tests of the DRMCAST system for ships.

The programs are broadcast by the Issoudun transmitter center (hours
in UTC). These emissions were not recorded in the HFCC Winter
database. Regular Radio France International [DRM] broadcasts continue
24 hours a day on 3965 kHz from Issoudun with 10 kW and an
omnidirectional antenna.
Michel FREMY``

Those times convert to 24h UT: 13-17 7405, 12-15 9900, 1430-1530
15285, 1505-1530 9905, 23-24 5875 -- but as I have noted, the last one
starts later, maybe 2330.

As for my remarx about DRM schedules on KiwiSDR players, Chris
Mackerell, NZ replies:

Hi Glenn, "They" in this case is myself as the maintainer of the
database that serves the schedules such as
and that feed into the KiwiSDR network.

"They" get their information from reports on various mailing lists,
in forums such as and "DRM Heard" KiwiSDR forum, and HFCC,
plus my own monitoring. I have them in the database as TDF since that
is what shows in the ID tag.

These TDF DRMcast tests have been heard on & off for several months
and I assume they are just transmitter tests, as with the sporadic
appearances by CNR on various odd frequencies, but I've had no
response from TDF or RFI. 73 Chris`` Mackerell (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF
RADIO 2069)

** U S A. 257-MCW kHz, Jan 14 at 0712 UT, ND beacon JYR, which is 25
watts from eclipse-land, York, Nebraska. Last logged Nov 29, 2020.

269-MCW kHz, Jan 14 at 0714 UT, ND beacon BEX, which is 25 watts from
Bloomfield, Iowa; I was tuned to 267-USB. Last logged a bimonth ago,
Nov 12; all these not often heard.

426-MCW kHz, Jan 14 at 0732 UT, ND beacon IZS, 25 watts from
Montezuma, Georgia. Last logged October 27 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2068 monitoring: confirmed UT
Thursday January 14 at 0130 on WRMI 5010 - only, no //s, S9/+10 VG to
Bonaire SDR.

WORLD OF RADIO 2069 contents: Algeria non, Canada, China, Colombia,
Cyprus, Czechia non, Ethiopia non, France, Germany, India, Japan,
Korea South & North, Madagascar, Malaysia, Netherlands non, New
Zealand, Perú, Romania, Sudan, Taiwan non, Turkey, USA, Vanuatu,
Vatican, Venezuela; dating and DXing; and the propagation outlook
[egret a few upcuts of myvoice happening when in too big a hurry]

WOR 2069 is available as of 0054 UT Friday January 15, 2021
(mp3 stream)
(mp3 download)

Or via
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [new]
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 [to resume?]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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First airing of WOR 2069 confirmed UT Friday January 15 at 0130 on
WRMIs: 5850 VG S9+40 steady to Missouri SDR; and 7780, fair S7-S9 to
UTwente SDR, Holland (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835 & 7890, Jan 14 at 0733, JBA carriers from presumed
R. Vanuatu, third and second harmonix of 3945, which has just been
reactivated per Manuel Méndez; Ron Howard says they switched from 7260
to 3945 at 0600; no harmonix heard from the former, but why not? Maybe
too high at night, 14520, but check it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO

This report dispatched at 0553 UT January 15