mercoledì 25 dicembre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs December 24-24, 2019

** CUBA. 6145, Dec 24 at 0720, RHC English is S9-S7 and undermodulated, while 6060 and all others are off this night. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 25 at 0244, RHC English is S9+25 of dead air while the only //, 6145 is just barely modulated S9+10. 

6000, by 0518 Dec 25, has achieved suptorted modulation; while 6100 is now on VG as is 6145 with some musical CCI, i.e. this hour from ROMANIA. And now 6060 & 5040 are still in Spanish. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [and non]. `Gruss an Bord`, the annual NDR special for German mariners asea on Xmas eve: Quick chex just after 1900 and 2100 Dec 24 find all frequencies JBA carriers at best into OK. O well, we are hardly aboard. Others further east or using SDRs had better luck. One more check at 2238: 6145 Nauen & 6155 Armenia both VP S7-S9 but less flutter on the latter. Perhaps someone will have recorded for those wanting to hear it (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 7410, Dec 25 at 0507, NHK Warudo Radio Japan news in English, S9+5, but Qur`an audible under. Since NHK is via FRANCE, could it be a local mixture with Algerian relay? NO, also sked on 7410 before and after 0500 is SAUDI ARABIA`s Qur`aning. I wonder how that worx in NHK`s South African target (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, Dec 25 at 0450, carrier here stronger than several of the regular TA ones from Algeria, Spain, UK, and since there are only low-powers in Europe on 846, as usual I assume this one really be TP from London where the sun is already setting on one of the Xmas islands, on Xmas day! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 5009.92 approx., Dec 25 at 0236, weak S7 off-frequency on the NRD545, no doubt RNM. 5010 WRMI is now off, but earlier at 0102 there was a het upon it measured on the R75 at 5009.961, so I am wondering if it`s also the RNM carrier overnight in margin of error, or something else, such as INDIA, or what? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 15155, Tue Dec 24 at 1840, Xmasmx is S9-S7 but JBM, among few signals on band: it`s AWR English at 1830-1900. Logged this before noting that two sites are listed: Sri Lanka only on Saturdays where I guess the SDAs don`t mind working; axually barely in to local Sunday. The Talatans need to pay more attention to Madulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 2899-USB, Dec 25 at 0523, ATC asks for stations standing by for Gander, then YL contacts, mentions 8901 secondary. Per EiBi this frequency shared with Keflavik and Shannon. See also unID 5598 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4015-USB, Dec 25 at 0230, nondescript pirate music at S9+10, 0235 ID over music I think as Radio Free Whatever; 0252 another longer announcement but fading down; next song to be ``Get to the Point``. Yes, it`s R.F.W. per these many logs:,61605.0.html Maybe not tonight, but this area is inhabited by MARS nets, best avoided by pirates. Many of them are higher up in the 4`s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6938-USB, Dec 24 at 2325, old news report about a presidential Xmas party, outro as Columbia Broadcasting System; 2328 ID as ``You are listening to WFDR, New York; merry Christmas`` and off. Many more reports here:,61596.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7469.99, Dec 25 at 0250, Station YHWH about as strong as I`ve heard him, S9+10 peaking to 25, with anti-Christmas sermon, concluding with request that listeners record and distribute worldwide his two one-hour lexures. 0254 ``one last thought`` about Yahweh`s plans, 0255 into themesong ``Days of Hard Life``, briefly cut off and resuming; but I have to rush off to catch WUOT`s repeat of FONLAC the opening of which I had missed, pro-arte of course.

Greg Hardison replied earlier, ``Here goes a link to the sometimes-discussed "opening theme" used by YHWH: As Glenn notes, some call it creepy. I would just say it's...well, IMHO, *bad*. Some alternatives could be suggested here, including "Guantanamera", Talking Heads' "Life During Wartime" or "Crosseyed and Painless" (great group! I've seen them live four times); or anything from Wall Of Voodoo's first album, or from the "Commercial Album" by The Residents`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5980, Dec 24 at 1909, music at S4-S5 already as VOT Turkish to WEu barrels what`s left of 500 kW USward, a sesquihour earlier than I first noted it yesterday. Now it`s almost as strong as 5950 WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 7265 // 7280, Dec 25 at 0248 VOT Spanish in music, poor S6-S7 but slightly weaker on the latter; as to be expected from azimuths of 290 and 252 degrees, 7280 for further south in Latin America. Certainly a lack of frequency diversity; they should at least be on adjacent bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, Dec 25 at 0519, WWCR with S9+50 of dead air as seems to happen at least once a week when this transmitter is supposed to be off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1680, Dec 24 at 1837 UT, 5 minutes after local mean noon, weak music must be KRJO Monroe LA, which of course dominates at night, but now via daytime skywave. Translator tail ``My 99.7 FM`` wags this dog (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5598-USB, Dec 25 at 0500, ATCs wishing Merry Xmas, mentions Santa Maria, backup 3491. North Atlantic route frequency shared by NY, Gander, Shannon, and Azores. No mention of S. Claus (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6024.95, Dec 25 at 0245, intriguing JBA carrier, and still there at 0516 but remeasured to 6024.96. Brings to mind the inactive? seldom reported Red Patria Nueva, Bolivia, since Bryan Clark, NZ had it on ``6025`` in August 2018. But in May 2015 both Thomas Nilsson and Christoph Ratzer agreed upon 6024.97. Nothing on current listings would likely be so off-frequency --- Tibet or Russia, which is in DRM anyway as I have previously heard. Could it be back on the air for Xmas eve, at least? In fact, it`s in WRTH 2020 at 0930-0300 as if not inactive. But at 0110 Nov 10 this year, Claudio Galaz, Chile remarked with a log of Tibet that there was no interference from RPN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6230-AM, Dec 25 at 0510, JBA talk on what could be a leapfrog mixer from Cuba of RHC 6060 Spanish over 6145 English another 85 kHz beyond --- but I cannot make a match with either on second receiver. Possibly Iran radio war sometimes here but supposedly not after 0400, and now rather late to be propagating from Iran or Uzbekistan; not in USB so not NZ marine weather either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0702 UT December 25