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Glenn Hauser logs March 19-20, 2020

Glenn Hauser
 

** AUSTRALIA. 11865, March 19 at 1325, S Asian song, 1330 RBA signing
off until 1230 tomorrow. Per EiBi, the last quarter hour on Thursday
would have been in Bengali (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 9215, March 19 at 1351, Asian language unseems Chinese, not
like CNR1 or Sound of Hope, but those are the only listees (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11462, March 19 at 0513, 5-digit spy numbers in Spanish and
digibursts, S9-S7; absolutely nothing audible broadcasting on 11 MHz
band, at least on my indoor longwire. EiBi shows schedule on this
frequency is Tu/Th/Sa 0454-0520 & 0854-0920 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 6125, March 20 at 0358, Radio Martí above
wall-of-noise jamming plugging USG policy on immigration; 0359 QSY
announcement, pronto en 5980, 6030 y 7435. What? 5980 does not start
until 0600, and it better not now! adjacent WRMI NHK on 5985. 6030 is
buried in jamming, really on 7355 instead of 5980, and also 7435, both
VG with midnight music hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) see TURKEY

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9705, March 19 at 1345, Japanese talk, VP. It`s
Furusato no Kaze via TAIWAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO [and non]. Wolfgang Büschel reports: ``They have fixed the
recent faulty transmitter in Mexico City D.F. now at 0210 UT on March
20 fine sound, heard canciones in Spanish language. 6184.992 kHz XEPPM
and noted S=9+5dB signal in Cape Canaveral Florida remote SDR``

However, when I check 6185 at 0424, there`s a heavy SAH of about 6 Hz,
with AWR Austria in Turkish; some music audible. After 0430 in clear
at S9+10/20, music almost sufficient but still undermodulated compared
e.g. to neighbor 6175 VOA Botswana (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9395, March 19 at 1348, Brother Scare on WRMI
has QRM from ute noise across both sides but slightly less with LSB
tuning (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, March 19 at 2302, I can tell VOT is on today! But too
poor in storm noise level to copy. We can hardly wait another dekaday
until A-20 with the usual lift to 9830 and a real UT hour earlier, so
it will seem to remain at the same local time in the studio? Not any
more, Turkey`s last year observing DST was 2016y, per timeanddate.com,
but old habits die hard. 9830 should propagate better, but as always
will confront that constant RTTY from NAU Puerto Rico, unless they
turn it off by 2200. The other English to North America will again be
at 0300 on 9515, ex-0400 on 6125; and also USward at 1230 on 15450
ex-12035 at 1330.

6125, March 20 at 0400, Radio Martí has just quit but jamming
prolongs, with VOT English becoming detectable under but would still
be tough without the jam (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2026 contents: Albania non,
Antarctica, Argentina non, aUstralia, Bougainville, Chile, China,
Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany non, Guatemala, India, Indonesia,
*Iran, *Italy non, *Japan and non, Korea North & South, Kurdistan non,
Kuwait, Malaysia, México, North America, Papua New Guinea, Romania,
Russia, Spain, Taiwan non, Tibet, *UK, *USA, Vanuatu; propagation
outlook * = with A20 sked info

WOR 2026 is available as of 0014 UT Friday March 20
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2026.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2026.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
2200 UT Friday WRMI 9955 [maybe jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5010 to SSE, 7780 to NE
0900 UT Saturday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB or 3210
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
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to NNW
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
1900vUT 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)

** U S A. 9330, March 19 at 0510, WLCR via WBCQ-6 is S9+50 even on
inside longwire due to storms, and splattering 9320-9340.

9330, March 19 at 2305, no such splatter, since it`s off the air again
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. UT Friday March 20 at 0100-0300, I monitor what every WRMI
frequency is really doing, somewhat contrary to schedules, see
http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs --- now that the Taiwan experiments
have concluded; but will they be back?

At 0100:
4980, JBA carrier, not checked further
5010, Robobibling in English, presumably Alameda, // 5850 and 6-7
seconds behind also on 5800; no Argentina
5950, SMTV
7570 & 7730, Brother Scare
7780, VORW about virus --- can he add anything to media blitz about?
9395, RAE in English
9455, Hal Turner
9955, Acontecer Venezolano
[sked shows 0000; Yesterday Hoy 0030-0130 --- what`s that?]

0130:
5010, World Music, fill or what? // 5850; Brazilian, Mideastern
5800, Radio Tirana, // 9395
5850, World Music, fill or what? // 5010; Brazilian, Mideastern
5950, SMTV
7570 & 7730, Brother Scare
7780, different music, presumably more VORW
9395, Radio Tirana, // 5800; again at 0230!
9455, more Hal Turner
9955, Blues Radio International

0200:
5010, Radio Prague in English // 5800 // 7780 // 9395!
5850, VORW
5950, unknown music, not SMTV? Oldies on program grid 02-03
7570 // 7730, Brother Scare
7780, Radio Prague in English, // 5010 // 5800 // 9395!
9395, Radio Prague in English, // 5010 // 5800 // 7780!
9455, music, Oldies? No info on sked for 9455 at this hour
9955, R. Praga in Spanish

0230:
5010, off
5800, R. Tirana, again after 0130 on two frequencies
5850, VORW rock music // 9395, not // 9455
5950, music, Oldies? SMTV supposed to run straight thru 01-08 UT
7570 & 7730, Brother Scare
7780, English Service of Ukrainian Radio, YL reading long folk tale
about animals, with bits of music, to be continued; OK via UTwente
9395, VORW rock music // 5850, not // 9455
9455, music seems Oldies; no info on sked. Not // 5950
9955, unknown under pulse jamming; higher frequencies fading
[Eslovaquia escheduled]

NOTE: RAE in Spanish is still nowhere to be found, despite schedule
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7225-AM, March 19 at 1314, open carrier off at 1315*.
Only broadcaster would be PBS Sichuan in Tibetan, but supposed to span
long before and after this hour. Maybe just a hAM, who are normally
LSB reserving top end below 7300 for AM diversions (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

This report dispatched at 0445 UT March 20