sabato 11 gennaio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs January 10-11, 2020

** ARGENTINA [non]. 5800, UT Sat Jan 11 at 0133, RAE AAM, Spanish via WRMI is in Friday DX program whose name is ```` --- something about a station on 12005; then far-advance news about the Radio Öömrang annual broadcast Feb 21 at 1600-1700 on 15215; then a long item about stations in Perú, until closing at 0142; 0143 next program is `Migrantes y refugiados`. I wonder if same DX content in English translation appear next semihour 0200-0230 on 9395? Did not get to check that.

Despite my numerous reports of the correct frequency and time for RAE Spanish via WRMI, Conexión Digital continues to ignore them and publish totally wrong info about their own station:
``RAE, Radiodifusión Argentina al Exterior: 
0100-0200 O-6060 23456 
2200-2300 O-5010 12345``
BTW, the weekly C.D. is taking a summer break to resume sometime in February. The condiglista is moving from yg to iog (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13564, 13632, 13768, 13836 approx., Jan 11 at 1539, AM/FM spurblobs out of 13700-RHC; even second-order 13836 registers S9, but no third-orders heard. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2016 monitoring: Confirmed at 2300 Jan 10 via WRMI 9955 --- jamming did not abate a bit until about 2318, and finally gone by 2327.

Confirmed much better jamming-free, UT Sat Jan 11 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, and much weaker 5010 which fades out to storm noise by 0148; while 7780 has been replaced by music --- APS Radio! Without notice. BTW, following WOR at 0200 on 5850 was a VORW dated 8 August 2019! That`s a *lot* of weeks ago. 

Not confirmable Sat Jan 11 at 1300 on WRMI 15770 --- JBA carrier only here as usual. Maybe Ivo has checked it over there? Yes: ``Reception of World of Radio#2016 via WRMI tx#09, January 11: 1300-1330 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg WeEu English Sat, fair`` Next:

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
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday 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:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. Some minor updates/correxions to WORLD OF RADIO 2016: 

About Mongolia 7260 English scheduling: the one-hour-earlier Saturday broadcast is at 00-01 UT; the time 08-09 was local time.

About beacon A on 2097.3: I meant to say Oct 11 as the date I noted it had been missing, not Aug 11.

Also, we have learnt later that SPAIN has resumed 9690 as of Jan 10;

About Radio Onda ASBL, Brazilian music via Netherlands at new time 00-17 on 5940, but has anyone ever heard it? A later report:

``Rádio Onda has moved to 5940 kHz from 6060 kHz. Heard testing today at 1100 on 5940.05v kHz, weak here in Finland. (Mauno Ritola on WRTH Facebook group, 5 Jan)

(Radio Onda's entry is on page 459/460 of WRTH 2020 under Belgium - though SW licence is for 1 kW from site in Netherlands see:

"Welcome to Radio Onda's website! We are broadcasting in DAB+ from Brussels. Here you can listen, in addition to the good French music, the best international hits 80s and 90s, and of course, the beautiful Brazilian music! Listen to the broadcast of Radio Onda also on 6060 [sic] kHz"

"Radio Onda is managed by ASBL Onda, a non-profit association based in Bruxellas [sic], Belgium. Our activities are aimed at the dissemination of Brazilian culture by the old continent. In addition to webradio, we have a 6030 [sic] kHz Shortwave broadcaster from Holland, with 1 KW of power, covering much of Europe. The programming of the station is quite varied, and here you will hear from MPB, National Rock, Samba, Country, among other national styles. This way, we bring you a great variety of music, with lots of humor and information, for an audience not only Brazilian, but also Belgian and European. ASBL Onda is a member of HFCC, an international organization for shortwave radio frequency coordination, in addition to the Geneva-based ITU." (translated from Portuguese at

(N.B. Voz Missionaria, Brazil also uses 5940 kHz, though off channel around 5939.7 kHz)(Alan Pennington, bdxc-news iog)``

{many others then report hearing it Jan 10-11, at least via remotes}

To which Wolfgang Bueschel replies:

``Yes is A-20 season registered already, start as from March 29, 2020.
5940 kHz 0000-2400 UT ITU CIRAF zones 27E,28NW  MRT 1 kW
0=non-directional, ITU antenna type '700 

HFCC Conference A-20
The A-20 Global Coordination Conference will be held from 10th to 14th February 2020 in China. {last China location of HFCC conference was a decade ago on tropical Hainan Island close to Dong Fang site}

Only on restricted website area:
[17-Dec-2019] - A20 upload opened.
[15-Nov-2019] - A20 Conference registration opened``
(Glenn Hauser, WOR iog)

** U S A. (7490, 5130), UT Sat Jan 11 at 0000, monitoring WBCQ 7490 webcast, FKB preacher runs over mixing with canned ID; `WTO` theme of `AAAWWW` plays, but soon interrupted by Pirate Joe substituting, and he fades out the WTO, enough of that, before it finishes. Meanwhile, both 7490v and 5130 are JBA, so I leave it to John Carver to report on whatever fill this hour:

``Tonight's show started on time this evening. Very poor signal on 7490 and a little better signal on 5130. Pirate Joe is the host this evening. He starts off by telling the listeners to create their own shows and put them on WBCQ. Some talk about fun and our country's history of not allowing fun going back to the original Puritan settlers. 5130 started to go downhill about 0115 and getting difficult to copy. Will listen to the noise in case the signal picks up again. Later on I hear George Bush being mentioned and a bit later something about Iraq wanting us out. It sounded like he may have started playing music around 0147. At 0155 there was a station ID but only one so they must have corrected the problem of constant station IDs for five minutes in a row. As near as I can tell program ended on time. John, Mid-North Indiana``

Too bad, isn`t it, that none of the Superstation project is available to make Classic WBCQ programming somehow audible on SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 12160, Sat Jan 11 at 1607, WWCR church choir with modulation breaking up. Scheduled this hour is `The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1090, Sat Jan 11 at 0702 UT, KAAY Little Rock with series of jokes to a laughing audience, stand-up? Not the usual gospel-huxtering; XEAU Monterrey at right angle needs to be nulled instead of vice-versa; 0705 ads; 0708 opening the NBC-TV Today show hour with Hoda and Jenna for January 10! but no video here. Seems a drastic format change. Maybe this is not `Beaker Street`, but a related story sent on by Rick Barton, AZ; very vague about when B.S. would be on:

“Beaker Street,” Clyde Clifford’s pioneering late-night radio show, is back on the air. The program debuted on 50,000-watt AM radio station KAAY in 1966 and established itself as an underground dispatch — and as an antidote to commercial radio’s milquetoast formulas and penchants for repeating the same 100 classic rock tracks on a carousel. Clifford favored deeper and longer album cuts than daytime mainstream radio had patience for, and because he broadcast the show from KAAY’s Wrightsville location, where the station’s transmitter was located, he set his mellow narration to a backdrop of freaky space sounds to muffle the transmitter’s hum — a trademark that so defined the show that it had to be kept, even when “Beaker Street” found life in other, more noise-controlled studios.

Now, with Clifford’s (real name: Dale Seidenschwarz) retirement from a decades-long day job in the rearview mirror (barely), the beloved rock radio bulletin is slated for a revival on Arkansas Rocks, a coalition of veteran radio talent that, like Clifford, skews less toward stuff like “Hotel California” and more toward the likes of “Traveller in Time.” Stay tuned for more on Clifford’s return to the airwaves, scheduled for February 2020. Until then, here’s Arkansas Rocks’ air talent Tom Wood bringing the good news... (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1860-AM, Sat Jan 11 at 1611 UT, WA0RCR in full daytime is S9+20 with ham news; unfortunately my local noise level on 160m is also S9+20. But it does achieve wide coverage, especially wintry (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15373.7-USB, Jan 11 at 1527, weak 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1857 UT January 11