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Glenn Hauser logs June 11-12, 2018

Glenn Hauser
 

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. The midnight sun is allowing JBA carriers, some with a little audio, to propagate in the nightmiddle on 16 meters: June 12 at 0600+, all these correlating with CRI in various Eurolangs via Kashgar: 17865 French, 17680 Spanish, 17650 Chinese, 17720 German. Another one on 17520 could be Italian, but is off-frequency so likely RFA via SAIPAN, q.v.; and also TINIAN for 17810.

Then I even try 13m, but nothing; how about 19m? A bunch more JBA carriers after 0609 June 12: 15615, RFA Chinese via Tinian and/or jamming; 15465 & 15350, CRI Kashgar in English; 15180, Voice of Korea French listed; 15160, CRI Chinese via Jinhua; all per Aoki/NDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 11830, Tuesday June 12 at 0617, RFI English audible again with news about North Korea, S7 fading to S4. My previous log had the wrong day for listener contact program `Sound Kitchen`, circa 0615 --- as in DX/SWL/MEDIA programs, it`s on Saturdays, not Fridays --- as pointed out by Richard Langley and Alan Roe, tho none of us have reconfirmed it lately: ``Hi Glenn, Although I confess to not having tuned into the Sound Kitchen for some time, I think it is UT Saturday rather than Friday. But thanks for the reminder - now that the English hour is audible here again, I must listen out for the Sound Kitchen. Best wishes - Alan`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, June 11 at 1356, KBS World Radio so-called North American service in English attains fair S9 signal fading to S5, something about electric firms. Mentions world.kbs.co.kr --- this 1300 broadcast is now at peak solstitial time of year for near-transpolar propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9700, June 12 at 1350, S9+10 signal playing song ``Pretty Woman`` -- sounds like RNZI on one of its erstwhile frequencies. Yes! ``RNZ Pacific`` ID at 1351, and another classic rock tune. But what`s it doing here? Nothing on scheduled 5980, which is supposed to start at 1259 but almost fades out by an hour later here.

9700 is *much* better for North America beyond the Pacific target. But currently scheduled only two hours a week, 1859-2058 on Saturdays – the DRM day off (but DRM is completely off till a cap in that transmitter can be replaced --- see below; meanwhile the old backup AM-only transmitter is in use, which possibly has something to do with the wrong(?) frequency now?). However, if 9700 start at 1259, it`s colliding with RFA in Khmer via Tinian until 1330! As of 0300 UT June 13, websked still shows 5980 at 1259-1650(Sat -1858 when 9700 really starts). What will happen June 13? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

According to the online schedule http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/listen
on 11 June, RNZ Pacific has no DRM broadcasts any more:
0459-0658 11725 Pacific Daily
0659-1058 7425 Pacific Daily
1059-1258 7425 Solomon Islands, PNG Daily
1259-1650 5980 Pacific Sun-Fri
1259-1858 5980 Pacific Sat
1651-1850 6115 AM Cooks, Samoa, Tonga Sun-Fri
1851-1950 7285 AM Cooks, Samoa, Tonga Sun-Fri
1859-2058 9700 Pacific Sat
1951-2050 9760 AM Cooks, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu Sun-Fri
2051-2358 13840 Pacific Sun-Fri
2059-2358 13840 Pacific Sat
2359-0458 13840 Pacific Daily
When checked in late May, the DRM broadcasts were still listed.
(Dr Hansjoerg Biener, 11 June 2018, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Hi Adrian, What`s the story on DRM deleted? Will it resume?
73, Glenn (to Adrian Sainsbury, RNZI)

Hello Glenn, A capacitor in the RNZI DRM transmitter has failed. Until a spare part arrives from Europe we will be transmitting in AM using our old "retired" transmitter. Regards (Adrian Sainsbury, June 12, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Also clearing up? a previous anomaly: ! NOTE: In my last logs post, I had noted RNZI on 11675 at 0500. Glenn Hauser asked me about and I looked it up. I think the report was a late-night snafu on my part. I will recheck, but figure they should be on 11725 then. June 9 (Rick Barton, heard in Central Arizona. Grundig Satellit 5000, RS SW-2000629, ATS-909X with various outdoor wires. 73 and Good Listening! -rb, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. K17JN-D, Enid, the 3ABN satellator is still off the air June 12-UT June 13 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAIPAN. 17520.037, June 12 at 0605, S9 but VP signal off-frequency, spelling a website in English, but broadcast language uncertain. CRI Italian via Kashgar could be propagating here, but 37 Hz plus implies it`s RFA as scheduled in Chinese (which should also be jammed by CNR1) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TINIAN. 17810, June 12 after 0600, besides several CRI Kashgar 16m frequencies propagating, this JBA carrier is for RFA in Chinese via TINIAN, or could be CNR1 jammer. See also SAIPAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1933 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday June 11 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, good; 7780 fair. Also confirmed UT Monday June 11 from 0301 on Area 51 webcast; also via WBCQ 5129.82 at 0327 check, poor in noise. Also confirmed UT Mon June 11 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, fair S9; and immediate repeat at 0400 on webcast only. Also confirmed UT Tuesday June 12 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG S9+30. Final repeat airing at 2030 Tuesday June 12 on WRMI could not be confirmed as neither frequency was audible, not even JBA carriers on 7780 & 5950: could be off but probably totally absorbed, below noise level.

WORLD OF RADIO 1934 contents: Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bougainville, Cuba non, East Turkistan, Eritrea/Ethiopia, France, Indonesia, Iran, Korea North non, Korea South, Myanmar and non, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Russia, Sudan non, Taiwan, Turkmenistan, Uganda non, USA; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1934 ready for first airing, Tuesday June 12 at 2130 on WRMIs: an hour later than 2030, now 7780 & 5950 are JBA carriers; final check at 2155 gets 7780 very poor at S7-S3, and 5950 JBA vs high noise level. Also confirmed Tue June 12 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v, fair --- the second week in a row appearing on Tuesdays when produxion is very recent; how about Wednesdays? Next:

Wed 1030 WRMI 5950 to WNW
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490 to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, Monday June 11 at 0329 check, still no signal from this WRMI, despite entry on skedgrid as 0000-0400 daily. Aha, by June 12 the sked has been amended for that to THURSDAYS only, i.e. the UT day when 0100-0300 contains Hal Turner // WBCQ 7490. That 9455 broadcast was confirmed June 7 by Ethan KC9YDN and by Peter W Hansen on the WOR iog; and Peter says Oldies followed after 0300 but not // Oldies on 5950 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Hearing WTWW occasionally on new 15815 and then 15810 reminds me of this earlieir UNIDENTIFIED: could it be related, a previous test from WTWW? Note the first frequency entered was almost exactly the same where I later measured WTWW, on 15809.941!

``15809.94, May 23 at 2002, big carrier with tone, or rather several carrier peaks with BFO, also: 15808.34, 15807.62, 15806.84, 15806.07, 15805.30; also 15810.72, 15811.49 --- full range of audibility is 15802-15814. Most average 0.77 kHz apart. So what is it?`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. This FM DX unID has now been identified:

``92.7, June 6 at 2000 UT, ID? for WBJC? No, it`s an ad for West
Virginia Junior College, WVJC, an online school with a jingle, but
then mentions Raleigh General Hospital. There is no Raleigh NC on
92.7. Goldsboro is not too far to the SE, but only a 250-watt
translator of WSSG 1300, W224DD. Raleigh`s twin city, Durham, does
have a 92.7 translator, but it`s only 5 watts, vertical only, of
WQDR-FM 94.7, W224DK, why? A bunch of other 92.7s in NC, mostly
translators don`t fit any better. (WVJC real call anyway is an 89.1 in
Illinois.)

An online school would certainly not be limited to its state of
origin, but would probably do more business in adjacent states than
faraway ones. Despite mention of Raleigh, maybe this really is in WV?
There we have only two 92.7s: WGIT Clarksburg, 0.62/0.62 kW, Froggy
Country; and WKQR, Mullens, 6.0/6.0 kW, Kiss. Who knows?``

Glenn, it’s WKQR Mullens WV. Mullens is close to the more important town of Beckley and caters to that market, which itself is the seat of Raleigh County, and WVJC is in Charleston in the county adjacent to Raleigh to the north. Raleigh General Hospital is in Beckley (Tim McVey, Fredericksburg, VA, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Tnx, Tim. I did not think of looking for Raleigh as a county name.
1471 km = 914 miles, Mullens WV to Enid (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0347 UT June 13

John Spicer
 

Glenn

University North Carolina has a radio station here are the specs,

WUNC is the flagship National Public Radio member station for the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, broadcasting on the FM band at 91.5 MHz. Wikipedia
Frequency: 91.5 MHz
Slogan: Bringing the world home to you

That's close but no cigar. There is no general hospital in  the Raleigh area,  We have UNC, Duke, VA, Wake Med and Rex. So I don't think the station is from here. Hope this helps.

John

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 11:47:11 PM EDT, Glenn Hauser via Groups.Io <wghauser@...> wrote:


** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. The midnight sun is allowing JBA carriers, some with a little audio, to propagate in the nightmiddle on 16 meters: June 12 at 0600+, all these correlating with CRI in various Eurolangs via Kashgar: 17865 French, 17680 Spanish, 17650 Chinese, 17720 German. Another one on 17520 could be Italian, but is off-frequency so likely RFA via SAIPAN, q.v.; and also TINIAN for 17810.

Then I even try 13m, but nothing; how about 19m? A bunch more JBA carriers after 0609 June 12: 15615, RFA Chinese via Tinian and/or jamming; 15465 & 15350, CRI Kashgar in English; 15180, Voice of Korea French listed; 15160, CRI Chinese via Jinhua; all per Aoki/NDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 11830, Tuesday June 12 at 0617, RFI English audible again with news about North Korea, S7 fading to S4. My previous log had the wrong day for listener contact program `Sound Kitchen`, circa 0615 --- as in DX/SWL/MEDIA programs, it`s on Saturdays, not Fridays --- as pointed out by Richard Langley and Alan Roe, tho none of us have reconfirmed it lately: ``Hi Glenn, Although I confess to not having tuned into the Sound Kitchen for some time, I think it is UT Saturday rather than Friday. But thanks for the reminder - now that the English hour is audible here again, I must listen out for the Sound Kitchen. Best wishes - Alan`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, June 11 at 1356, KBS World Radio so-called North American service in English attains fair S9 signal fading to S5, something about electric firms. Mentions world.kbs.co.kr --- this 1300 broadcast is now at peak solstitial time of year for near-transpolar propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9700, June 12 at 1350, S9+10 signal playing song ``Pretty Woman`` -- sounds like RNZI on one of its erstwhile frequencies. Yes! ``RNZ Pacific`` ID at 1351, and another classic rock tune. But what`s it doing here? Nothing on scheduled 5980, which is supposed to start at 1259 but almost fades out by an hour later here.

9700 is *much* better for North America beyond the Pacific target. But currently scheduled only two hours a week, 1859-2058 on Saturdays – the DRM day off (but DRM is completely off till a cap in that transmitter can be replaced --- see below; meanwhile the old backup AM-only transmitter is in use, which possibly has something to do with the wrong(?) frequency now?). However, if 9700 start at 1259, it`s colliding with RFA in Khmer via Tinian until 1330! As of 0300 UT June 13, websked still shows 5980 at 1259-1650(Sat -1858 when 9700 really starts). What will happen June 13? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

According to the online schedule http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/listen
on 11 June, RNZ Pacific has no DRM broadcasts any more:
0459-0658 11725 Pacific Daily
0659-1058  7425 Pacific Daily
1059-1258  7425 Solomon Islands, PNG Daily
1259-1650  5980 Pacific Sun-Fri
1259-1858  5980 Pacific Sat
1651-1850  6115 AM Cooks, Samoa, Tonga Sun-Fri
1851-1950  7285 AM Cooks, Samoa, Tonga Sun-Fri
1859-2058  9700 Pacific Sat
1951-2050  9760 AM Cooks, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu Sun-Fri
2051-2358 13840 Pacific Sun-Fri
2059-2358 13840 Pacific Sat
2359-0458 13840 Pacific Daily
When checked in late May, the DRM broadcasts were still listed.
(Dr Hansjoerg Biener, 11 June 2018, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Hi Adrian, What`s the story on DRM deleted? Will it resume?
73, Glenn (to Adrian Sainsbury, RNZI)

Hello Glenn, A capacitor in the RNZI DRM transmitter has failed. Until a spare part arrives from Europe we will be transmitting in AM using our old "retired" transmitter. Regards (Adrian Sainsbury, June 12, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Also clearing up? a previous anomaly: ! NOTE: In my last logs post, I had noted RNZI on 11675 at 0500. Glenn Hauser asked me about and I looked it up. I think the report was a late-night snafu on my part. I will recheck, but figure they should be on 11725 then. June 9 (Rick Barton, heard in Central Arizona. Grundig Satellit 5000, RS SW-2000629, ATS-909X with various outdoor wires. 73 and Good Listening! -rb, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. K17JN-D, Enid, the 3ABN satellator is still off the air June 12-UT June 13 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAIPAN. 17520.037, June 12 at 0605, S9 but VP signal off-frequency, spelling a website in English, but broadcast language uncertain. CRI Italian via Kashgar could be propagating here, but 37 Hz plus implies it`s RFA as scheduled in Chinese (which should also be jammed by CNR1) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TINIAN. 17810, June 12 after 0600, besides several CRI Kashgar 16m frequencies propagating, this JBA carrier is for RFA in Chinese via TINIAN, or could be CNR1 jammer. See also SAIPAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1933 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday June 11 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, good; 7780 fair. Also confirmed UT Monday June 11 from 0301 on Area 51 webcast; also via WBCQ 5129.82 at 0327 check, poor in noise. Also confirmed UT Mon June 11 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, fair S9; and immediate repeat at 0400 on webcast only. Also confirmed UT Tuesday June 12 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG S9+30. Final repeat airing at 2030 Tuesday June 12 on WRMI could not be confirmed as neither frequency was audible, not even JBA carriers on 7780 & 5950: could be off but probably totally absorbed, below noise level.

WORLD OF RADIO 1934 contents: Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bougainville, Cuba non, East Turkistan, Eritrea/Ethiopia, France, Indonesia, Iran, Korea North non, Korea South, Myanmar and non, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Russia, Sudan non, Taiwan, Turkmenistan, Uganda non, USA; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1934 ready for first airing, Tuesday June 12 at 2130 on WRMIs: an hour later than 2030, now 7780 & 5950 are JBA carriers; final check at 2155 gets 7780 very poor at S7-S3, and 5950 JBA vs high noise level. Also confirmed Tue June 12 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v, fair --- the second week in a row appearing on Tuesdays when produxion is very recent; how about Wednesdays? Next:

Wed 1030  WRMI 5950 to WNW
Wed 2100  WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100  WBCQ 7490 to WSW
Wed 2330  WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Thu 2330  WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330  WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0629  HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431  HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130  WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
Sat 2300  WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200  WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030  HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900  WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330  WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330  WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400  WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330  WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030  WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030  WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]
Tue 2130  WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, Monday June 11 at 0329 check, still no signal from this WRMI, despite entry on skedgrid as 0000-0400 daily. Aha, by June 12 the sked has been amended for that to THURSDAYS only, i.e. the UT day when 0100-0300 contains Hal Turner // WBCQ 7490. That 9455 broadcast was confirmed June 7 by Ethan KC9YDN and by Peter W Hansen on the WOR iog; and Peter says Oldies followed after 0300 but not // Oldies on 5950 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Hearing WTWW occasionally on new 15815 and then 15810 reminds me of this earlieir UNIDENTIFIED: could it be related, a previous test from WTWW? Note the first frequency entered was almost exactly the same where I later measured WTWW, on 15809.941!

``15809.94, May 23 at 2002, big carrier with tone, or rather several carrier peaks with BFO, also: 15808.34, 15807.62, 15806.84, 15806.07, 15805.30; also 15810.72, 15811.49 --- full range of audibility is 15802-15814. Most average 0.77 kHz apart. So what is it?`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. This FM DX unID has now been identified:

``92.7, June 6 at 2000 UT, ID? for WBJC? No, it`s an ad for West
Virginia Junior College, WVJC, an online school with a jingle, but
then mentions Raleigh General Hospital. There is no Raleigh NC on
92.7. Goldsboro is not too far to the SE, but only a 250-watt
translator of WSSG 1300, W224DD. Raleigh`s twin city, Durham, does
have a 92.7 translator, but it`s only 5 watts, vertical only, of
WQDR-FM 94.7, W224DK, why? A bunch of other 92.7s in NC, mostly
translators don`t fit any better. (WVJC real call anyway is an 89.1 in
Illinois.)

An online school would certainly not be limited to its state of
origin, but would probably do more business in adjacent states than
faraway ones. Despite mention of Raleigh, maybe this really is in WV?
There we have only two 92.7s: WGIT Clarksburg, 0.62/0.62 kW, Froggy
Country; and WKQR, Mullens, 6.0/6.0 kW, Kiss. Who knows?``

Glenn, it’s WKQR Mullens WV. Mullens is close to the more important town of Beckley and caters to that market, which itself is the seat of Raleigh County, and WVJC is in Charleston in the county adjacent to Raleigh to the north. Raleigh General Hospital is in Beckley (Tim McVey, Fredericksburg, VA, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Tnx, Tim. I did not think of looking for Raleigh as a county name.
1471 km = 914 miles, Mullens WV to Enid (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0347 UT June 13