domenica 1 dicembre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs November 30-December 1, 2019


Hi Glenn, My latest Hitlist update.

1) Aggregator - radioben3: Updated links (Thanks to Ben at Radio Ben Productions)
2) Albania - R Tirana Int: Updated links (Thanks to tip by Glenn Hauser in WOR iog)
3) Italy - IRRS Nexus: Updated Live streaming link
4) Italy - IRRS Nexus: Added additional alternative live stream link (thanks to Ray Robinson in WOR iog)
5) Spain - REE:  Updated links to the REE Live Stream (also thanks to Glenn Hauser in WOR iog)
6) Spain - R Mi Amigo Int: Updated link to facebook page
7) Taiwan - PCJ Radio: Updated link to PCJ Radio programmes (Thanks to Richard Langley in WOR iog)
8) Thailand - R Thailand WS: Updated links to replace obsolete website (Thanks to Dr Hansjoerg Biener)
9) USA - KVOH: Added alternative live stream link (thanks to Ray Robinson in WOR iog)
10) USA - VOA: Added link to Music Time in Africa historical archive (thanks to Glenn Hauser in WOR iog)
11) USA - World's Last Chance: Added links for this broadcaster
12) USA - WRMI: Updated live stream link and added alternative live stream link
13) USA - WRMI: Added additional alternative live stream link (thanks to Ray Robinson in WOR iog)
14) Zambia - V of Hope Africa: Added additional alternative live stream link (thanks to Ray Robinson in WOR iog)

Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be early January 2020. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe, DX LISTENING DIGEST via WOR iog)

** CUBA [and non]. 13767, 13633 and 13564 approx., Dec 1 at 1451-1453, spurblobs out of 13700 RHC, not much program audio but more of it on AM than FM. The lower one is QRMing 13565 K6FRC beacon: I knew this would happen sooner of later. The upper one is also QRMing something on 13765: Radio Farda via Lampertheim, Germany. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760 & 15140, Sunday Dec 1 at 1602, RHC starting weekly Esperanto late after protracted full ID in Spanish for these two SW frequencies and the FMs. Esp`o eventually gives sked as Sunday 0800 on 6100; 1600 on 11760 (only!), 2230 on 15730 (I think). But Wolfgang Bueschel keeps reporting including today that the 0800 broadcast is not heard on 6100 or any other 49mb frequency. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Something else wrong: the announcer can`t help but pronounce politiko as polítiko as if it were Spanish, while Esperanto is invariable on penultimate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Nov 30 at 2353, VP carrier under Cuban jamming; Radio Chaski cutting off this time at 2355:17.5*. That`s 3.5 seconds earlier than 24 hours ago Nov 29 until 2355:21*, almost twice the expected slippage. What`s next? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. Re my Nov 30 log: ``UNIDENTIFIED. 1521, Nov 30 circa 1840 UT = local mean noon, ~1 kHz het upon 1520 KOKC, on caradio, but it`s fleeting. IIRC last winter there were signs of this in broad daylight, and it seemed not inconceivable that with low winter suns, the two megawatts from Sa`udi Arabia could be skywaving such a trace this far, this early. But then there`s that other off-frequency American, much closer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

This report at almost exactly the same time is a nice correlation:

``Saudi on 1521 at 13:44 local time (EST) Nov 30 --- Fair Arabic talk on 1521 at 13:44 local. Hoping for a promising afternoon! (Sylvain Naud, Portneuf, QC, Perseus + 290m / 950ft @ 55 degrees, IRCA iog via DXLD)``

Distancefromto Enid measures: 12,278 km = 7,629 stmi --- But looking at the map, that`s to somewhere in central SA! NOT Duba near the NW corner just down the coast from Aqaba. Maybe there is another Duba, perhaps with a different Arabic spelling?

We have always thought the 1521 transmitter is at the NW corner Duba, and indeed that`s the one linked from mwlist:,35.6459635,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x15ac30ffe49c9adf:0xb3627ff4b721a662!8m2!3d27.346154!4d35.7247925

Or via Wikipedia: Coordinates of the town: 
27°20′57.3″N 35°41′46.2″E / 
27.349250°N  35.696167°E / 

The great circle path to Enid crosses UK and just south of Greenland, across Labrador, distance 11,422 km = 7,097 st mi --- 175 watts per km, or 281 watts per mile. Assuming 1521 really be running full 2,000,000 watts, which I could easily believe, but WRTH 2019 says not all of them may be. In that case it would be even greater DX!

For comparison, with 10,000 watts ND, KOKC 1520, Moore OK to Enid, 122 km or 76 miles: 82 watts per km, or 132 watts per mile.

Anyhow, now`s the time for those in deep North America, perhaps even beyond me, to check for that carrier on 1521.0 at midday (but beware of something else not exactly 1 kHz above 1520 stations).

Quick chex for 1521 Dec 1 at 1849 & 1911 UT on homerig R75 with longwire: not heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2010 monitoring: missed checking WA0RCR, 1860-AM, nominal 0415 UT Sunday December 1; but ham news at 0503 so presumably WOR aired earlier; did anyone hear it? Next:
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:

** U S A. 9330.00, Nov 30 at 2206, WBCQ-6 is still on with WLC IS loop during maintenance hour, but off at 2212 recheck. Otherwise, random chex seem to match published language/azimuth schedule. AW said WLC sked would be on the WBCQ website, but I can`t find it there. Even the 9330 program schedule shows outdated 2030-0300 span only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re: "UNIDENTIFIED. 1010, Nov 30 at 0659 UT just before full ID for KBBW Waco TX, q.v., I hear another ID sounding like KGJO -- but no such listing nor anything fuzzily similar to be found in NRC AM Log, or FCC AM Query. Nor is there any such call on FM in case that were a reference. Ideas? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)"

Glenn, I would bet the ID you heard was for KDJW-1360, which often simulcasts KTNZ-1010. Both stations seem to stay on day rig overnight from time to time. Sample attached from last month's Border Inn recordings. HTH, 73 (Tim Hall, CA, ibid.)

Tnx, Tim. Yes, I bet that`s it. Amarillos, KTNZ nothing unusual here (Glenn Hauser, ibid.)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search December 1 at 0648-0656 UT: 621, 684, 693, 711, 747(2), 774(2), 837(2), 846[probably TP Kiritimati], 936(2), 999, 1044, 1053, 1089, 1215, 1413, 1539. Some of these were picked up on a second scan, not the first one as of course fading and QRM are always variable. (2) means at least two carriers beating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1933 UT December 1