Glenn Hauser logs October 19-20, 2019

Glenn Hauser

** CUBA. 11880, Oct 19 at 1410, CRI Plus relay in English is S9+20 but
very suptorted as often but not always the case. Something`s wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5990, Oct 20 at 0007, CRI Spanish relay is S9+20/30 but
suptorted; wiggle that patchcord. // 15120 is only S4-S6 and seems
equally suptorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn

** CUBA. 5040+, Oct 20 at 0020, another night this RHC is useless, JBM
and off-frequency+plus (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 9605, Oct 19 at 1422, Woman narration in English; 1426
ending story until part 2 next week, song ``Long Good-Bye``; 1429 NHK
sign-off citing entire English SW sked in a minute, including this
frequency to SE Asia, until 1430*. If it`s NHK in English it can`t be
from Japan! We know it`s via Palau. 1400 English also on 9450 via
Tashkent but unheard there; see TAIWAN.

In B-19 this 1400-1430 NHK English will be on 6165-Tashkent, and 11925
via UAE and/or Palau: HFCC shows FCC and NHK plan due west from Palau;
Encompass due east from Dhabayya. That should make for quite a
collision over S Asia! unless they sort it out in a week. If 11925
proves to be off-frequency, we`ll know it`s UAE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** KUWAIT. 11629.771, Oct 19 at 1415, JBA carrier vs even weaker RTTY
on 11630.0. Of course, it`s R. Kuwait as often found on such offsets,
nominally 11630 too at 13-16 in Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** MEXICO [and non]. 1090, Oct 19 at 0502, tonight I`m tuning an hour
earlier to get a headstart before the mattress TV infomercial I`ve
been hearing after 0600 --- but it`s already running now! And I`ve
missed another ToH ID, if any. Maybe all-mattress-all-the-time? Or
late for those who can`t sleep well on their awful mattresses. La Voz
del Colchón, or Radio Colchón Internacional? I continue to think it`s
XEAU, Monterrey NL. KAAY off the side must be nulled, and hope there
be no KEXS or anything else closer to the axis. But as late as 0613,
more mattressing, and there is still that TA carrier pest on 1089, or
really the seven UK Talksport synchros adding up to 722 kW --- not
including the 0 kW from the one in the Chunnel. The 910 stations also
suffer a Brithet from 909 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1130, Oct 19 at 0601, not much can be extracted with KWKH
nulled as much as possible, but think I hear ``Radio-Activa`` which
may or may not be an ID slogan. Trying to nail down a definite XECHAP,
new station supposed to have just started, as in previous reports

** OKLAHOMA. Re the 1161.0 non-TA carrier I have: Oct 19 at 0607 UT
when all the TVs, computers are off, so is it; still on are cable
boxes, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PANAMA. 18130-USB, Oct 19 at 2115, HP1STB working US stations, for
a KB3 a new country. It`s Steven Tyler Barnett in Panama City, an
American retiree and fanatic motorcycle traveler per his page.
I`m checking this band after hearing that 17850 carrier believed to be
WRMI X 3, q.v.

18155-USB, Oct 19 at 2118, HP9SAM, another Panamanian, the only phone
stations on the band, maybe a selective opening? Distance Panama City
to Enid is 3568 km = 2217 statute miles; so is this F2 or multi-Es?

He`s another American retiree who managed to get a callsign with his
own initials, Stephen A. Myers, Pocri, Province of Los Santos 0758,
Panama (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also SAN ANDRÉS

** PITCAIRN [non]. 5085, Oct 20 around 0015, ARNL item on WTWW about
DX-peditions mentions one underway here, from Oct 18 to Nov 1. I
haven`t heard it yet; WTFK? But info:

VP6R - Pitcairn Island DXpedition - October 2019 including CQWW Phone
QSL info:
The Pilots: WB9Z (Chief Pilot),

** SAN ANDRES Y PROVIDENCIA. 21300-USB, Oct 19 at 2122, very rapid
QSOs with Spanish accent? More likely Czech, uttering only contact
call, ``fifty-nine, thank you`` and on to the next one at the rate of
maybe 10 per minute unless someone has to repeat a call. Occasionally
gives own call as QRZ, 5K0K, fonetikaly but I have a hard time
understanding the last letter, kilo. And ``5 up``. Among his contacts,
some from Japan JG- and JH-. First DX I`ve had on 14m in ages, usually
deadband. Checked it anyway since 18 MHz was open from Panamá. The
OPSOB. Whatever became of HK0? San Andres is axually 464 km =
288 miles *closer* to us than Panama City. info:

``San Andres DX pedition 2019

Dates: Arrival: October 15th, Departure: October 28th
On air approx: limited/building up 17, 18th, full operation planned
from 20th till 27th, limited/dismantling 28th
Call sign: 5K0K 2019
Operators: Rob HK3CW, Petr OK1BOA, Petr OK1FCJ, Palo OK1CRM, Pavel
OK1GK, Ruda OK2ZA, Ludek OK2ZC, Karel OK2ZI, David OK6DJ
Operation modes: SSB, CW, RTTY (incl FT8)
Radios: Elecraft K3, Kenwood TS480 (both multiple units)PA: Expert
1,3k-FA, JUMA’s, RF Power Antennas:10-15-20 incl WARC 3 x Spiderbeam
VDA antennas 30 4SQ 40 4SQ 80 vertical + radials, 1/4 vert + radials
160 vertical + capacitive hat RX: Beverages + DHDL Focus on low

QSL via OK6DJ, OQRS, LOTW. OK6DJ QRZ address: David Beran, Dolni
Kamenice 55, Holysov 34562, Czech Republic. Help us reach our goal.
Donate the DXpedition via paypal`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** TAIWAN. 9450 & 9560, Oct 19 at 1420, S6-S8 similar open carriers.
Aoki/NDXC shows Furosato no Kaze, clandestine to North Korea is about
to start a Japanese half-hour at 1430 via two Taiwan sites, Paochung
and Tamshui, respectively. 9450 gets splash from TOMBS on 9455 WRMI.
And no sign of scheduled NHK in English via Uzbekistan. 9560 should
have just finished Kurdish from Iran until 1420 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2004 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov:
``GERMANY, World of Radio #2004 via Hamburger Lokalradio October 19
0631-0700 on 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat CUSB, good
Wrong frequency announcement: HLR on 7265 kHz, instead of 6190 kHz``

Confirmed Saturday October 19 at 1450, the 1431 on Hamburger
Lokalradio, 9485-CUSB: JBA gh voice via UTWente SDR with heavy splash
from 9490 Romania. Next:

0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
[at 0338 ham news, so maybe WOR will be later instead of earlier?]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 17850, Oct 19 at 2111, JBA carrier, as heard several times
before around this hour, and suspect 3 x 5950 WRMI. Traces of audio,
so again I try to match it to the BS of 5950 on another receiver.
Cannot be quite positive, but cannot be quite negative either. Altho
17850 is the OSOB on this disused broadcast band, the MUF is way up as
I have Panama on 18 MHz hamband, and even San Andrés on the 21 MHz
band, qq.vv. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5130, UT Sun Oct 20 at 0013, Area 51 WBCQ is S7-S9 but dead
air or maybe JBM. 7490 is replaying AAAWWW this hour; 9330 is off this
afternoon and evening, no WLC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. This follows up my log on KQQZ 1190 of The Grim Reaper,
where I wondered what had happened about that since June: (gh)

Eric Bueneman of Hazelwood MO sends along the following dated 9/26/19
(article courtesy of St Louis Today): [some calls corrected by gh]

The AM airwaves are about to undergo another change in the St Louis
region. Salem Communications has become the second broadcast
conglomeration to exit the region in the last three years (the other
one being Emmis Communications which pulled out in 2017).

Salem has sold WSDZ 1260 and KXFN 1380 (along with relays K236CS 95.1
and K287BY 105.3) to a Catholic group (my guess is Relevant Radio). St
Louis already has Covenant Network (WRYT 1080/KHOJ 1460) which
receives the bulk of their programming from EWTN. Salem had two
formats with intense competition; the Urban Gospel format on WSDZ 1260
had competition from KSTL 690 and KATZ 1600, while the Conservative
Talk format on KXFN 1380 had competition from KFTK 1490/97.1 and to a
lesser extent KMOX-1120 and KTRS 550.

Rumor has it that the Conservative Talk format may land on KXEN 1010.
Entertainment Media Trust (d/b/a Insane Broadcasting Company), which
owns KQQZ 1190, KZQZ 1430, KFTK 1490 (leased to Intercom) and the
now-silent WQQW 1510 has filed Chapter 7 liquidation. The licenses
have been slated for a revocation hearing next year because of
irregularities in the group ownership statements to the FCC.

Bob Romanik (The Grim Reaper of Radio), who runs the stations, has
been using one of his stations, KQQZ for a one-hour talk show that
espouses his racist views. I listened to part of his show with several
DXers at the 2018 IRCA Convention in St Charles MO; we were shocked as
to the number of racial slurs uttered on his show. I, for one, was
outraged. 1190 and 1430 are arguably the most valuable parts of the

KZQZ 1430 Saint Louis MO is temporarily operating 50 kW DA-D. The
offensive programming is on KQQZ 1190 Fairview Heights IL.

COULD SOON BE HISTORY, By the Editorial Board September 16 2019

From the sound of it, racist radio host Bob Romanik is declaring
defeat as the Federal Communications Commission advances its effort to
revoke the license of the Belleville-based stations that carry his
programming. Entertainment Media Trust, the official name of the
broadcast licensee, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and liquidation
of assets. Romanik has long tried to avoid on-air commentary about his
deepening FCC troubles, refusing to engage when callers raise the
subject. But since the bankruptcy filing on Wednesday, Romanik has
declared verbal war on the FCC and various politicians, including Sen.
Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who have urged action to shut him down.

On Monday, he declared, “FCC, kiss my axx... you scumbag, (expletive),
rotten bastards.” More than 15,000 complaints have been filed against
him, Romanik acknowledged. Many if not most of those complaints regard
his filthy on-air language, which during a typical daily broadcast can
include upwards of 50 usages of the N-word along with constant racist,
sexist and homophobic taunts. He leveled several on Monday against St
Louis and Missouri black politicians. An announcer states before each
broadcast that Romanik’s stations represent “white awareness radio,”
or WAR, while his Killer Klassic Kountry (KKK) nickname for station
KQQZ-AM suggest he is openly trying to provoke a race war.

“I don’t know how much longer you’re going to hear me,” Romanik
stated, citing a “full-court press” against him by the FCC. License
revocation is so rare, it was last used about 25 years ago. Much as
Romanik’s detractors would like to see his racist language silenced,
the FCC action is predicated on much more mundane legal principles.

The FCC alleges in court documents that Entertainment Media Trust lied
about the true nature of Romanik’s involvement in the ownership and
control of the stations. Romanik asserts the government is out to
curtail his First Amendment rights, but the real issue is that he is a
two-time felon – which negates his eligibility to own and operate
under an FCC license. Substantial financial records submitted for
review by a federal administrative law judge provide a convincing case
that Romanik tried to hide his true role in the four stations licensed
to Entertainment Media Trust.

Many of the financial documents subpoenaed by the FCC have been
redacted from public view, but ample publicly available evidence
exists to demonstrate that Romanik has repeatedly intermingled his
personal finances and political activities with those of the radio
stations. It’s entirely possible that the bankruptcy filing is a
flimsy ploy designed to convince the federal judge that the stations’
closure and liquidation of assets are imminent and, therefore, license
revocation would be redundant. But revoking the license, rare and
radical as such an action might be, is essential to send a clear
message that wanton abuse of the public airwaves will not be tolerated
(via IRCA DX Monitor Oct 12, published Oct 9, via DXLD)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 20 at
0034-0044 UT: 531, 549, 558(2), 612, 621, 738, 774(2), 828, 846, 855,
882, 891, 909, 936(2), 945, 1008, 1017, 1026, 1044(2), 1053, 1098,
1107(2), 1125(2), 1134(2), 1152, 1179, 1206, 1215(2), 1305(2), 1341,
1413, 1458(2), 1575 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0354 UT October 20

Glenn Hauser

** ANTARCTICA. So did anyone hear directly or indirectly, the
publicized LRA36 anniversary special today? I did get the JBA 15476-
carrier at 1400. Altho scheduled to be 3 hours long from 1200,
including multi-lingual segments, 2-hour repeats are scheduled for
18-20 and 23-01 UT, with music in between (Glenn Hauser, 1615 UT Oct

No positive replies to that. Around 1830 Oct 20, I start trying to
hear it via remote KiwiSDRs --- most in S America either busy or no
signal. By 1842 I get one outside Brasil with a very weak S2v signal
on 15475.93-USB as tuned. Immediately hear ``Arcángel San Gabriel``
mentioned and an occasional copiable word later or by a man, a break
for a song, and more conversation past 1930 but just about gone. With
my paltry further details I may yet try for a QSL (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 20 at 1435, for the record, Trenton Military
is still distorted and ``no report received`` from anywhere
(presumably, altho I do not listen to entire cycles, but always such
at random chex) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 9659.95, Oct 20 at 1439, some off-frequency talk
vs weaker 9660.0. CNR1 jammers are usually on-frequency, but this
makes it a bit worse, vs RTI, both 1000-1600 per Aoki and nothing else
on 9660 during this span (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11540, Oct 20 at 1530, VP S2-S3 signal, and a
noisy weaker one on 11530.

11540 is much better at 1940 but still poor S5-S7 talk, sounds like
Türkish, no QRM audible; and 11530 is a JBA carrier. Best I can do,
but there has been heavy discussion on the WOR iog by those further

Dengê Welat, the PKK clandestine transmitted from France or
Pridnestrovye, has shifted from 11530 to 11540, after Turkey usurped
11530 with some kind of anti-PKK clandestine, while also jamming
11540. Note that DW is not all-Kurdish language, has long been partly
in Turkish.

Roger provides TDOA map showing 11540 coming from eastern Romania:
11540 kHz Radyo ya Dengê Welat so ca. östliches Rumänien:

And roger provides TDOA map showing 11530 site now surely Emirler:

Similar thing happening to other DW frequency 9525. Wolfgang Bueschel
reported: ``9525even kHz Dengê Welat {ex 'Radyoya Dengê Kurdistane'}
program regularly from Radiotelecentr (PRTC) transmitter Grigoriopol
Maiac in Moldova Pridnestrovie, now jammed by Turkish station on odd

9525.782 kHz and result accordingly as 800 Hertz whistle BUZZ tone.

7350 / or 9525 kHz at 0330-0500 UT
11530 kHz at 0500-2100 UT or
11530 / or 9525 kHz at 1330-2100 UT. 73 wolfie df5sx``

On Oct 20, Kai Ludwig, Germany, tells me: ``Yes, Dengê Welat from
Grigoriopol is now on 11540 kHz while some other transmission is on
11530 kHz. The audio of this other transmission sounds like Emirler
transmissions typically do (no high-pass filtering, no hard multiband
compression), and the frequency deviations are typical as well. Thus
there should be little doubt about Emirler being the origin of this RF

Next question is, of course, about the program audio TRT puts on these
war transmissions. A quick, first impression is that it is indeed
heavy war propaganda. So the next steps would be, of course, to work
out the ID this program uses (do they operate it in "clandestine
station" style?) and to determine if it goes out anywhere else, too
(like on Turksat satellites).

[later:] The Emirler transmission on 11530 kHz is a loop of 30 minutes
and a few seconds, with no obvious station/program name being noted so
far. A detailed monitoring report is here [in German]:

So in all likelihood no other distribution platforms are in use for
this, ahem, audio product. Still it could be worth to check if this
program audio is on Türksat, which could be the case if TRT has
terminated the terrestrial circuits to Emirler and this loop is not
played out locally.

The evening transmission of Dengê Welat via Issoudun has been moved to
11540 kHz, too. So what remains to be determined is what they do with
the 31 metres morning slot. Kai`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** MEXICO. 1090, Oct 20 at 0622, Spanish from the south finally with a
non-mattress infomercial, instead sounds like ``Derma-Wand`` some
product for women`s anti-aging skin care. Yes, there is such a thing,
with very mixed reviews in English. XEAU Monterrey still suspected but

** MEXICO. 1130, I am still trying to ID the Spanish here, which has
seemed like it must be the newly activated XECHAP, Chapingo, EdoMex,
educational station in the new IRCA Mexican Log as Radio Chapingo,
10/5 kW, ex-1610 XEUACH, projected to start 10/4/2019.

However: October 20 at 0631, amid tunes I hear a non-ID as ``El Poder
de --?-- siete, La Poderosa``. No such slogan for any of the possible
four in the current Log --- but checking the previous one on paper,
2018 edition #21, there was a Poderosa on 1130:

``XEYZ, Aguascalientes2, 10/2.5 kW, La Poderosa 107.7; La Más Famosa,
24h, //107.7 FM XHYZ. Still active on AM 10/17`` --- So now we may
extend that to 10/19! And put it back into the Log. Approx. from SSW,
making medium SAH with KWKH to the SE nulled as much as possible

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2004 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov,
Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, World of Radio#2004 via Hamburger
Lokalradio, October 19
1431-1500 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat CUSB, good
QRM same time 9490 GAL 300 kW / 285 deg WeEu Romanian R.Romania Int.
Again wrong frequency announcement: HLR on 7265, instead of 9485``

Not confirmed here, UT Sunday Oct 20 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, checked at
0338 and 0401 during ham news, S9+10/20. I hope WOR already ran
earlier than variable 0315 start, or much later.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, also reports: ``GERMANY, World of Radio#2004 via
Hamburger Lokalradio, October 20
1032-1101 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun CUSB, fair``

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. Oct 20 at 1448 UT, some tropo DTV DX as we are on the edge
of level-1 per Hepburn predixions, extending as far as DFW, KC and St
Louis, with higher levels. Bandscan finds Bad signals on many
channels: 8, 10, 11, 12, 21, 26, 28, 31, 35, 36, 45. And also some OKC
channels are Bad, blocked by DX: 7, 13, 18, 23, 33. I wonder what`s on
RF 13. There are a bunch of further full-power if not super-power
Texans, but in Dallas only a 3 kW CP for KHFD-LD.

Besides RF 20, 19-1 KQCW-HD in Tulsa market, two decodes from The

RF 30, DTV 29-1 KMPX, 1448 UT Oct 20, infomercials in Spanish, 1459 ad
for Luna 98.3 FM Solo Exitos, and Estrella TV logo; 29-2 a different
Spanish infomercial, 1500 one in English. shows 29.1 only, a
megawatt in Decatur TX with a 900 kW backup. Decatur is NW of Dallas,
almost halfway to Wichita Falls.

RF 14, KERA-HD 13-1, with PBS; 13-2 kids, 13-3 Create (like KETA but
its 13-2 is World, and kids is on 13-4). Contrary to which
shows KERA with PBS World on -2. KERA Dallas runs 975 kW ERP. matches the channeling I have monitored (Glenn Hauser,

UNIDENTIFIED. 810, Oct 20 at 0050 UT, I am hearing rapid SBG coverage
in Spanish, employing pelotas, mentions Atlanta. Are The Braves
playing right now, and where would they be broadcast in Spanish?

The only Mexican in the NW is XERSV, Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, 5 kW
daytimer (until 0200?) with news format. KSWV Santa Fe? It`s not
Spanish any more, or even Spanglish with CLR FM 99.9 simulcast and
more westerly than my DF of WSW/ENE. By language, proximity, direxion
and legal night operation, the best US fit is KXOI Crane (Odessa
market) TX, U4 1000/500 --- except it`s SS:REL. Other SS of some sort
are in FL, IN, MI, TN, mostly daytimers or negligible night power and
none with sports format, tho SBGs often preëmpt a station`s nominal
prime format. By 0055 losing out to WHB, KC MO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

UNIDENTIFIED. 1120, Sunday October 20 at 0605 UT, during ``Duffy`s
Tavern`` on `When Radio Was` from KMOX, heavy fast SAH from talk in
English with KMOX nulled, i.e. NW/SE, not noticed earlier. The CCI
soon fades. Suspect KCRN 50 kW daytimer Limon, Colorado again on air
at night; if not, maybe KANN Roy Utah 10/1.1 kW; or KTXW Manor TX
5.6/0.155 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1957 UT October 20