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Glenn Hauser logs November 19-20, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Nov 19 at 2052, another check for R. Tirana
via WRMI as scheduled 2030 --- and again Balkan music fill, but 2057
abruptly cut to a national anthem, and 2058 Radio Tirana IS for about
a minute! But no announcement. Their IS is lo-fi and seems to have
been retrieved from an ancient off-air recording, perhaps from
intervalsignals.net presumably having lost their original version of
it. 2059.5 WRMI ``Everglades`` ID and 2100 into Scourby Bibling, as
TOMBS is rejoined for the next 16 hours.

I had been suspecting that WRMI was not airing RT at all and doing its
own World Music fill until I heard this. Now it appears that WRMI is
running program files from RT, but they are not containing English
programming -- either RT English has been suspended at the source, or
the web intermediary is automatically recording at the wrong time when
RT is just running music. RT website connects to this:

http://www.radio360.eu/podcasts/en/al/tirana/tirana.php

But instead of audio we see this text with current dates:
``Radio Tirana - English Service http://radio360.eu/ Radio Tirana from
Albania in English. Brought to you by www.radio360.eu. News & Kultur,
Nachrichten, Musik Wed, 20 Nov 2019 04:24:08 +0100 Wed, 20 Nov 2019
04:24:08 +0100 en-en Radio 360.eu, Funkhaus Euskirchen Funkhaus
Euskirchen info@... (Radio 360.eu) info@... 60 Radio
360.eu Radio Tirana from Albania in English. Brought to you by
www.radio360.eu. Radui Tirana in English. Brought to you by
www.Radio360.eu. DX, international, radio, radio360, kultur, reise,
politik, politics, europe, albania, tirana, balkan Radio 360.eu
info@... (Radio 360.eu) clean`` --- etc.

This site gives the hours for each language on Radio Tirana; no zone
specified, but suspect local UT+1 rather than UT:

http://rti.rtsh.al/chi-siamo/

ABOUT US
Adresa: Rruga Ismail Qemali № 11, Tiranë
Kontakt:
English: english@... — Klara Ruçi, Ervin Çali

18:00-18:30
22:00-22:30
00:00-00:30
03:30-04:00
08:00-08:30
10:30-11:00
13:30-14:00``

Note that the ``03:30`` broadcast corresponds by chance(?) to the
other WRMI relay time of 0230 UT on 9395. I check that again on UT Nov
20 to hear Spanish & English WRMI IDs already at 0227, music 0228 past
0230 with no Radio Tirana sign-on, but maybe it is again whatever came
from Radio 360 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 326 kHz, Nov 19 at 0730 UT, dash and VV, which is NDB in
Wiarton, Ontario, 133 watts and to be decommissioned 3-26-20, per
William Hepburn`s listings. I was tuned to 325-USB.

335 kHz, Nov 19 at 0732 UT, dash and YLD, NDB in Chapleau, Ontario,
1000 watts. Chapleau is between SSM and Timmins (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 9570, Nov 20 at 1220 check, CRI relay is in Cantonese
as usual; altho Wolfgang Bueschel reported that HFCC as of Nov 5
showed this hour in English. Now it does show Yue = Cantonese (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6145, Nov 19 at 0714, once again RHC English is on
here contrary to own new sked as 6165; S9/+10 but poor,
undermodulated; and no other 49m frequency. How can replacing 6165
with 6145 be explained over the entire 0200-0800 span?

6165 would have the following conflicts per Aoki:
6165 0430-0500 D NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN Rus Nauen 1-7
6165 0600-0630 F NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN Ara Issoudun 1-7

But 6145 also has an hour-long collision:
6145 0500-0557 ROU R.ROMANIA INT. Rom Galbeni-Bac 1-7

6145, Nov 20 at 0513 check, indeed CCI on 6145 altho RHC is atop at
about S9. HFCC shows the Romanian hour is 285 degrees from Galbeni for
France. (There will also be a 6145 collision with Algeria at 04-06
should they ever get their new BEC site operational.)

At this time 6145 is dispensable, since 6100 RHC is much stronger
S9+30 altho undermodulated; 6000 is S9/+10 but suptorted/JBM; and 6060
still absent leaving Algerian Qur`an in the clear. Something`s always
wrong at RHC.

Earlier obs of 6145: UT Wed Nov 20 at 0226, RHC `DXers Unlimited`
about CQs on 10 meters; better than only // 6000 which is JBM; and
scheduled // 6060 is still a no-show, perhaps scared off by
WRMI/SMTV/RAE, but which finishes anyway at 0200. Something`s always
wrong at RHC.

Later obs of 6145: UT Wed Nov 20 at 0721-0731, final repeat of `DXers
Unlimited`, so I try to listen to whole thing before offdozing,
despite hard-to-copy degraded voice of Arnie: if only he would make an
effort to slow down and enunciate as clearly as possible. Topix:
antenna advice for ham transmissions; QRP subbands: 7030-7040,
10106-10110, 14060, 21060, 28060. Solar cycle 24 about to end with SSN
of only 0.4; peak was only 82 in 2014(?); unsure what will happen with
cycle 25 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13563, 13632, 13769, 13837 approx., Nov 20 at 1435, FM
spurblobs of RHC 13700-AM, at 67-69 kHz intervals, this time only with
the F# tone audible, but no program audio. Something`s always wrong at
RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 9515, Nov 19 at 2010, W&M in French, S8 to S9+10. 2012
ID as Voix de l`Espérance, i.e. AWR at 2000-2030, half a Talata at 125
kW, 320 degrees to W Africa, further USward; the strongest
extra-continental signal on band, 9690 Spain being absent; and 9515
better than 9420 Greece (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [non]. 5980, Nov 19 at 2346, no JBA carrier detectable from
Radio Chaski under wall-of-noise Cuban jamming against nothing else.
Claudio Galaz, Chile, had monitored Chaski cutting off at 2357 earlier
in November, as if in reply to my query. I`ll keep checking (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [non]. 5960, Nov 19 at 2341, VOT AWOL again for English to N
America as often the case now; wake up? at Emirler. Audiblizes the JBA
offset carrier on 5960-minus from PBS Xinjiang, land of ChiCom
brainwashing of Uyghurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 347 kHz, Nov 19 at 0733 UT, NDB ID as AFK, which is 25 watts
from Nebraska City, NE. Also logged two Canadians (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Final two airings of WORLD OF RADIO 2008 as scheduled:
2200 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, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330, Nov 19 at 2013, WBCQ-6 is not on yet, but next check
2340 S9/+10 with Brother Scare, who has seldom been heard on the
SuperStation tests despite having ``owned`` 9330 previously on the
``classic`` transmitter. This is not // 7490v. Quite a turn-off and
did not track whatever aired on 9330 further into this evening (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880, Nov 20 at 0707 UT and still 0715, dead air from N/S,
obviously KRVN Lexington NE, instead of Jim Bohannon (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1530, KVDW AR: Wayne Heinen, editor of the NRC AM Log,
replies to my report chasing down the FM simulcasts of this station:

``Once again I will try to explain Groups! Since there are MANY MANY
stations that have multiple simulcasts we’ve added the “Groups” in a
separate reference that appears from page 292 to the end of the AM
Radio Log and can be easily separated from the Log and used as a
separate reference.

KVDW’s Listing from the 40th Edition:

KVDW England AR C D1 2500 - No PSSA CH 270
4317 E Broadway St, North Little Rock 72117-4124 - 501-765-2914
UC:GOS/REL - - -Grp= Victory 1530- -

Grp=Victory 1530 that appears under KVDW’s listing

In the Groups Section Victory 1530 – KVDW-1530, K265EO-100.9,
K237GW-95.3 shows that KVDW has 2 translators one at 100.9 and the
other at 95.3. 73 Wayne Heinen Editor NRC AM Radio Log``

Yes, I must remember to check the Groups cross-ref; rather than
expecting to find FM //s as announced, in the main entry (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1190, Nov 20 at 0659 UT, banda music looping WSW/ENE, by
0701 ID? but no midnight Mex NA, losing out to RCC talk in English no
doubt KDMR Kansas City, which is 500 watts at night. Closest US fit by
language, proximity and DF in the NRC AM Log is 250-watt KNUV Tolleson
AZ (Phœnix market), altho SS:NWS/TLK, so do they ever play music or
format flip since? But IRCA Mex Log shows also two possible Mexicans,
XEPZ in Juárez and XEMBC in Mexicali, neither of which is shown as
musical, either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15728.2-USB, Nov 20 at 1440, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS
within the 19m SWBC band which officially extends up to 15800 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1747 UT November 20