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Glenn Hauser logs June 29-30, 2018

Glenn Hauser
 

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Friday June 29 at 2201, vamping music like the theme to RAE, and // 7780 both WRMI; not until 2203 does the informal RAE Italian sign-on start. WRMI skedgrid shows 7780 only for this, with 9395 as Oldies during the 22-23 hour. 9395 much stronger here of course, but how about Italy where this starts at local midnite? 9395 to NNW maybe for all the Italians in Toronto.

Does 9395 // 7780 also apply to previous hour 21-22 M-F in German? Not necessarily, as the transmission grid with German on 7780 is System F but 7780 Italian is System G. Only monitoring will tell for sure. The System G program grid shows `Wavescan` 7 days a week at 2200-2230 on *no* frequency, surely not correct; er, maybe 100% correct, as with all the other times when WS is not scheduled? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9535, June 29 at 0642, VP signal in English, S5-S7. After Algeria via France, with which it must have been colliding at 05-06, this must be RHC --- yes, can make it // 6165. 9535 is supposed to be in Spanish only and close at 0500*. Something`s always wrong at RHC. But not ~24 hours later at 0623 June 30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, June 29 at 2158, RHC music not // 11840, 11760, 12000 Spanish service; 2159 ID opening French hour early. How early was the prélude? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6270, June 30 at 0627, JBA carrier from RHC leapfrog of 6060 over 6165, so I compare the fundamentals:
6165, S9+10/20, good modulation
6100, S9+10 and JBM
6060, S9+20/30, loudest modulation as usual, verging on over-
6000, S9+10/20, undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. June 30 at 0617-0620 I check the 16mb for signs of signals across the midnight-sun path, and once again they correlate with HFCC listings for CRI. Mostly JBA carriers but some with bits of audio too weak to be sure of languages (No doubt these are inbooming to target Europe):

17865, CRI Kashgar in French
17720, CRI Kashgar in German
17680, CRI Kashgar in Spanish
17650, CRI Kashgar in Chinese
17615, CRI Urumqi in German (also CRI Chinese via Kunming)
17520, CRI Kashgar in Italian; but a second carrier, RFA Chinese via off-frequency SAIPAN (and/or jamming?).

If I am ever going to hear anything on the 19-MHz SWBC band, this may be when? But the only thing registered now is IRDR SMG Vatican 24 hours on 18950, i.e. an imaginary standby, which if ever activated for Disaster Relief, may well come from some other site.

In B season I think IBB had something in our nightmiddle, Kuwait? How about 13 meters? That would be neat as we are almost to local mean midnight in Enid at 0632 UT --- nothing, but Aoki/NDXC shows nothing scheduled from TKS on that band. Even at midday, the OSOB is typically 21525 WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. RVA`s last day on SW: Via UTwente SDR at 1437 June 30 am hearing Telugu? songs on 11870, fair; and unID language talk on 9610, very poor presumed RVA Urdu. Final final broadcast will probably be Tagalog at 1500-1555 on 11675 (Glenn Hauser, WOR iog via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

11870, June 30 at 1457, RVA via UTwente with IS and ID in English, one more IS and off. Then I retune to:

11675, June 30 at 1459, RVA via Utwente just came on with music, not IS, English ID, stay tuned for ---, language and frequency, 1500 Tagalog talk and ID. At 1530 checked on my own receiver, and as expected, inaudible here. 1545 I keep listening via UTwente, playing a dirge? 1548 some talk, 1552 choral music; 1556 announcement, 1557 IS and English ID, 1558 IS again and off --- forever? Too weak to tell if any mention of QRT. At least they employed English for continuity.

This is normally the end of their broadcast day at local midnite. To be sure, we should check whether anything appear at normal resumption: 2100-2230 Chinese on 6115; 2300-2330 Tagalog on 15355 (which has been well heard in North America); 2330-2400 Vietnamese on 9670; etc., etc.

Apparently this situation is encouraged by the pope`s decision to downsize RCC radio outreach, also Vatican Radio itself, but not gone yet from SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 6190-CUSB, Sat June 30 at 1423 via UTwente SDR, Hamburger Lokalradio during `Best of Media Network Plus`, Keith Perron interviewing someone who coped with censorship; poor reception but bits audible, mentioning Radio Moscow World Service, Voice of Russia, and `From Moscow With Love`, so IIRC that would be Vasily Strelnikov. 1430 canned ID for HLR claims still to be on long-replaced 7265! And WORLD OF RADIO 1936 starting at 1431 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 12065, June 29 at 1304, BBCWS mid-news ID (also an optional cutaway for some affiliates for which 5 solid minutes of news is just too much!); 1320 during News Hour, about Annapolis; fair S9-S7, but about the best we can do at this time for BBCWS in deleted North American target. Also ~24 hours later June 30. HFCC shows BBCWS the only 12065 station, but only one hour at 13-14 via SINGAPORE, 250 kW aiming 320 degrees away from us since 27 April; and also since 26 May at 12-13, 63 degrees from Oman, both 250 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1936 monitoring: confirmed for the second Friday in a row, fair June 29 at 2355 check the 2330 on WBCQ 9330v. Also confirmed Saturday June 30 from 1431 on HLR 6190-CUSB, via UTwente SDR, poor fading in and out but partially readable, after no signal detectable the past two weeks. Alan Gale, England, agrees:

``Hi Glenn, I'm pleased to say that HLR was audible again today on 6190 kHz, very weak until around 1435 UT, but then World of Radio came up out of the noise and gradually gained in strength right up until sign off at 1500. It wasn't strong but it was at least listenable, I'm pleased to say. A short clip is attached. Alan``. Thanks. Next:

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 [missing last weeks]
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 #1937?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1937?]

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. (7490), UT Saturday June 30 at 0002, WBCQ webcast with `Allan Weiner Worldwide` starting. I`m distracted by other stations, so only check here and there, picking up this item in response to a caller question: Uncertain when Superstation 500 kW will go on the air. He previously guessed maybe in a year; and original hope was by September, and now maybe in time for ``snowflakes`` at Monticello, mid-November. Also says he will soon put up some photos of the construxion via his Twitting, ``Allanwbcq`` (why not on own website?).

We depend on John Carver for a more thorough report: ``Listening on 7490 this evening and they are broadcasting on 7490, 5130 and 9330. Show started on time this evening. Allan and Angela in the studio this evening and Tom Barna in the next room working on equipment for the FM translator. Opening talk about freedom and the upcoming fourth of July. Allan states he loves his country but for the most part loathes the government, especially the nippleheads in congress.

Phone call at 0012 from someone playing around and Allan quickly disconnects the call. Another phone call at 0014 from Dave in Indiana. The political talk becomes intense with Dave's input. Allan predicts that Trump will be the last real president we have in this country and the person elected after him will probably steer us into socialism and steer us down the path to communism after which we'll probably end up being like Argentina. Discussion quickly descends into a rant peppered with four letter words. Allan goes so far to say that he wants to be treated as an illegal alien as they were treated better than the citizens of this country were.

Another phone call at 0032 and it looks as it's going to be one of those nights as the first question from the new caller is if Allan knows who John Galt is. Discussion continues till a brief phone call at 0044 and then a call from Freddie at 0045 stating that he was listening on 9330 and it was 30 over S9 in Massachusetts. Some quick questions about progress on the super station and Allan stated the entire town of Monticello was a construction zone as the power company ran new poles and lines through town. He stated that only the super station would be using three phase power and the original BCQ would continue with single phase. He also stated that the FM station was down briefly today with lightning damage from a passing storm.

No reading of emails this evening and show was off the air at 0102 after a quick prayer. For those that enjoy listening to rants on shortwave this would be a good episode to download once it's posted in the archives. John Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Saturday June 30 at 1530, WRMI still running this frequency as now scheduled Saturdays only extended 1400-1630, and sure sounds like Terry Blalock the Blaster, exploding every few seconds, more so than Brother Hystairical, and not // 9330 WBCQ. Blalock expanding from his 0100-0200 almost nightly slot on WBCQ 7490? I try WRMI webcast at 1538, but does not match 9955 now, instead Hobart Radio International music and Ozchat. Busy with other monitoring, I neglected to hear whether 9955 again this Saturday radiated unscheduled Argentina in Spanish at 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ARGENTINA [non]

** U S A. 7505, June 29 at 0627, WRNO is S9+10/20 of dead air for at least the next few minutes; hours? Re my previous log:

``- - - - - Glenn wrote: U S A. 7505, UT Friday June 29 at 0140, far-right extremist political discussion between two guys who feed
off each other, as if we had more to fear from Hillary than Drumpf.

Hi Glenn, Yes indeed, what you heard was a "TruNews" TV audio feed. Was a show that was originally broadcast on Friday, June 22:
https://www.trunews.com/stream/trunews-friday-june-22-2018
The segment you heard is about 0:54+ into the video. Ron Howard, California``

Weird, WRNO does not even carry the latest show but a week old one; or maybe TV source was rerunning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15809.953V, UT Sat June 30 at 0605, WTWW-3 is on with classic rock and propagating at S9+10, virtually the OSOB, (except for JBA 15160 carrier, which this hour is listed as CRI Chinese, 500 kW, 59 degrees from Jinhua site --- but see EAST TURKISTAN, 16mb carriers).

0613 Ted ad for Area 51 hotel(?), 775-729-2515; ``The Resurgence of Shortwave, WTWW`` ID. It`s // 5085 WTWW-2, S9+20/30, but for a change the lower frequency is slightly more distorted. The capital V after frequency means it Varies, waVers perceptibly in the short term, in fact making it difficult to pin it down to the Hz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 13680, Sat June 30 at 1320, jazz at S8-S6, no doubt Voice of Hope-Africa on weekends-only broadcast. I have also been hearing it regularly circa 0600 weekdays on 11680, the SSOB or OSOB with NZ gone from 11725. Both also on // 9680 ND, and maybe jazz is now under the mix with the China Radio War. There had been a jazz show on their sked, I wanted to check, but am getting no connexion now to http://www.voiceofhope.com/ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9956 approx., Friday June 29 at 1412, WRMI off as usual after 1400 except Saturdays, but instead a multi-carrier whine, soon cuts off. Some utility rather than jamming, could be problematic for WRMI elsewhen, as if jamming weren`t bad enough (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9665, no log yet, but a reminder that BaBcoCk has registered a new broadcast starting July 1:

``New clandestine via BaBcoCk Woofferton & Al-Dhabayya from July 1
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/06/new-clandestine-via-babcock-woofferton.html
(Ivo Ivanov, SWLDXBulgaria News, June 12-13, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Viz.:

0400-0500 on 9665 WOF 250 kW / 137 deg to CeAf Multi from July 1
0500-0600 on 17775 DHA 250 kW / 245 deg to CeAf Multi from July 1
1500-1700 on 13810 DHA 250 kW / 240 deg to CeAf Multi from July 1
(Observer 11:39 PM via WORLD OF RADIO 1935, DXLD)``

So, no name, language, or target shown yet, but triangulating the azimuths they cross over SUDAN SOUTH. Not even certainly clandestine but at least target. Maybe one of the previous ones reactivating? Info from HFCC specifies CIRAF targets as 47E, 48NW, which correspond to SUDAN SOUTH and SUDAN non-SOUTH (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1916 UT June 30