Topics

Glenn Hauser logs November 21-22, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Nov 21 at 2048, still folk music fill instead
of Radio Tirana programming via WRMI at 2030. Meanwhile we are getting
to the bottom of what`s gone wrong: (gh)

``[WOR] Albania - Radio Tirana Live Stream --- Gday Glenn and all on
wor@groups.io --- I have had some success with hearing Radio Tirana
directly from their website, today approx 0915 UT with local pop
music, different to the current fare we’d be getting via WRMI (which
is the collection of Albanian folk music, followed by the Albanian
national anthem Hymni I Flamurit “song of the flag”).

Without my computer open, I can’t source the exact IP address for the
stream at present but I will get it to everyone ASAP.

I have always suspected that WRMI get their daily recordings of RT
from radio360.eu and have been assuming (without researching further)
that the German third-party podcasts have the timer set and either
haven’t changed it yet or they’re receiving the same stuff day after
day from RT live stream.

Might be time to email Klara and see if she’s still working? It’s not
holiday time in Albania (however Independence Day is Nov 28). Regards,
(Brian Powell (VK2FBAJ), Southern Suburbs of Sydney, Australia, Sent
from my iPhone, Nov 21, WOR iog via WORLD OF RADIO 2009, DXLD)``

``Radio360.eu and WRMI forgot the DST change and therefore, they
continue recording the livestream of "Radio Tirana Internacional
(RTI)" at 1600-1630 UT.
http://149.202.220.47:8888/rti.m3u

1600-1630 UT was 18.00-18.30 CEST, so they recorded the English
program during summer. Now during winter, they should have shifted
their recording time to 1700-1730 UT which is 18.00-18.30 CET, but
they forgot to do so.

By the way: It's the same Albanian folk music every day, as it
represents the last 30 of an old 90 minute program in Albanian
language which is not updated any more. Only the foreign language
programs on this stream are updated daily, from Monday to Saturday.

The reason for not updating the Albanian language program is simple:
There is a new 24-hour channel for the Albanian diaspora named "Radio
Tirana 3":
http://149.202.220.47:8888/radiotirana3.m3u

Here is a schedule of all broadcasts of the external service of Radio
Tirana:
http://ab27.bplaced.net/tirana.pdf
73, (Alexander Busneag, Germany, WOR iog via WORLD OF RADIO 2009, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)``

I have forwarded this info to Jeff White and at his suggestion also to
Christian Milling of shortwaveservice.de so maybe by next week they
can get this straightened out.

UT Friday November 22 I am checking again: 9395, WRMI at 0146 is JBA
with talk but unseems Radio Tirana as shown on one version of
schedule. By 0228, 9395 has recovered to S9! rockmusic, on Oldies
stream with its one spot commercial for some airline, but cut off at
0230 sharp to join the same folk music fill inhabiting the Radio
Tirana audiofile (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 9765, Thu Nov 21 at 1551, sounds like an hymn, S3-S5
with flutter. It`s RBA at 1530-1600 in Korean, except Mon & Fri the
second half in English, per Aoki/NDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 6134.819, Nov 21 at 0753, JBA signal vs bonker on the plus
side; presumed Radio Santa Cruz on well-known split frequency; used to
be a regular, best Bolivian in the evenings, but seems they sign off
(and on) rather early: Mark Taylor, WI in the NASWA Flashsheet reports
them Nov 12 at 2300, but off the air shortly after 2426 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2009, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6125, Nov 21 at 0755, Cuban pulse jamming vs nothing, as
Radio Martí finishes its newest frequency at 0400. Bodes ill for other
6125s such as Turkey to us right from 0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST) But see TURKEY

** CUBA. 5039.997, Nov 22 at 0109, RHC almost on-frequency but
suptorted, squealing in Kriyol, and with spurblobs approx. 3-4 kHz
above and below. At 0149 check it`s in Arabic! absurdly at 0130, as
that still substitutes for French, also at other times. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7140 & 7180, Nov 22 at 0340, equal continuous JBA AM
carriers intruding in the hamband, presumed the two VOBME programs at
peak morning propagation time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 6045, Nov 21 at 0756, KBS World Radio ending its
Korean hour via Woofferton, but with noise jamming from Korea North
like on 6015; this late/early, E Asia is already propagating here too.
NK is not trying to jam KBS in this case; rather Voice of Freedom
clandestine directly from the South; inadvertently double-birding
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 15155, Nov 21 at 1836 YL in English with heavy accent
about meningitis, and anti-smoking advice, at first wondering if SMTV
but not // 15770; instead the other station obsessed with health
(could be worse), AWR as scheduled this semihour, 250 kW, 320 degrees
from Talata also USward, S9+10/20, making it and Cuba 15140 the SSOBs
and indeed only significant signals on 19m; 1838 ``stay healthy and
God bless``, bit of music and AWR contact address in Kenya.

Strangely, HFCC shows same 1830-1900 transmission is also registered
as 250 kW, 255 degrees from Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, but certainly not
this time. Backup/alternative, I guess.

13670, Nov 21 at 1840, the other Madagascan, Mahajanga with African
Pathways Radio on MWV is also inbooming at S9+10/20, far beyond its
target area (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Earthquake! A while since we have felt and seen definite
shaking in Enid. For just a few seconds at 0544:10 UT November 22, as
I am concluding this report. In a few minutes, USGS displays details:

``4.0 magnitude! 15 km E of Enid, Oklahoma, 2019-11-22 05:44:36 (UTC),
3.9 km deep`` --- well I am certain of the time 26 seconds earlier per
my watch corrected by WWV. A rather big one (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 6125, Nov 22 at 0419, VOT belting out a Turkish song; 0420
`Did You Know That?`; fair S9 with choppy fading and hard to copy but
no Cuban jamming overrun audible now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 5845, Nov 21 at 1556, English lesson for Koreans, S9/S7
and the SSOB this late. It`s BBC`s new relay via USAGM Tinang,
PHILIPPINES, at 1530-1830, on the good old 21-degree azimuth which
carries on well beyond North Korea into North America (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Nov 21 at 1544, K6FRC beacon is JBA as it often
shows up around sunrise in Patterson CA, but not later (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15580, Nov 21 at 1832, VOA sports program via
BOTSWANA; announcer gets carried away like a mini-Blalock, so at first
I wondered if a gospel huxter had overtaken the frequency (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2009 contents: Alaska, Albania non, Armenia,
Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Iran and
non, Ireland and non, Japan, Korea South & North, Myanmar, New
Zealand, Oman, Russia, South Carolina non, Turkey, UK, USA,
Uzbekistan, Zambia; obituary; and the propagation outlook

WOR 2009 is available as of 0251 UT Friday November 22
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2009.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2009.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2300 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE 9395? to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
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. 9330.00, Nov 21 from before 1930, WBCQ-6 has resumed World`s
Last Chance Radio programming as first noted by Ivo Ivanov and Richard
Langley. On afternoons/evenings of Nov 17-18-19-20 this had carried a
variety of other `test` programming. UT Nov 22 at 0055, still VG with
WLC. Unlike some evenings, MUF has not plunged and still going 0335 at
S9+40/50. We`ll see if they can keep it going this time with nothing
but WLC, supposedly 24 hours alternating English and Arabic at various
azimuths on rotatable 9330 antenna only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0603 UT November 22