venerdì 3 gennaio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs January 2-3, 2020

** AUSTRALIA. 5045-USB, Jan 3 at 0945, no signal from Unique Radio during WORLD OF RADIO time for first SW broadcast anywhere. Not that I was expecting to hear this low-power affiliate, but checked since I happened to awaken during. As I said on the WOR iogroup:

``We hope all our Oz members are OK despite the bushfires. Please check in here when you can. Here`s one recent map of the areas affected, but not sharp boundaries:

It looks like Gunnedah, N of Sydney and just east of 150 longitude is not far from the area, extending inland from the NSW coast. That would affect Tim Gaynor and Unique Radio. No updates about the M/W/F schedule at How is it, Tim?`` (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** AUSTRIA. Re my comments on the New Year concert from Vienna: looking again at a repeat, I do catch one quick closeup of one female player, but from the back and quickly pulling out. As for the scenes of Vienna, they were obviously recorded in the summer, a far cry from what it must be like now in the winter ORF do not want us to see (Glenn Hauser, WOR) 

** CHINA. 6870, Jan 3 at 1332, Chinese at S6-S8 on noisy conditions. Aoki shows one of countless CNR1 jamming frequencies against 24-hour Sound of Hope. I have just tuned up from the 6.2 MHz area without hearing any of that.

9200, Jan 3 at 1340, JBA talk instead of the open carrier used to park here; another listed CNR1/SOH frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13560, Jan 2 at 1516, spurblob from RHC 13700 first encountered as I tune up the band, then: 13630 S9+10 with music better heard in AM than FM; 13700 fundamental S9+10; 13770 S9; 13840 S6; 13910 S4; 13980 & 13490 traces; all about 70 kHz intervals. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Next day Jan 3 before 1400 however, no spurs heard when both 13700 & 13740 fundamentals are on (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 7330-7350, Jan 3 at 1336, RHC cracklebuzzhum over this range out of 7340 transmitter where it is also degrading the intended modulation; just like used to happen with former 9640 frequency in the mornings (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** INDIA. 11560, Jan 3 at 1355, woman talking in SW Asian language, S6-S9. NDXC shows AIR Bengaluru in Dari at 1315-1415 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** JAPAN. 6190, Jan 3 at 1328, Beethoven catches my ear, but stops at end of movement, 1330 NHK IS and opening Chinese. HFCC shows Korean and Chinese semihours alternating 1300-1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Jan 3 at 0659 UT, KGYN Guymon with ID as Liberal Kansas 106.3 KGYN, no mention of 1210. I see on website that 106.3 gets equal billing to 1210 but not top billing. That`s really a puny translator, K292HJ, 106.3 Liberal KS, unlikely to be very audible 36 miles away back in Guymon. On the WTFDA FM Database I see no FM for KGYN in Guymon itself or anywhere else. K292HJ is slightly north of the 37th parallel so really in Kansas --- like all the other Steckline properties except 1210, which is normally audible at night despite supposed to null toward WPHT which I managed to hear the night before at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1640, Jan 3 at 1313-1317+ UT, KZLS ``Enid`` in dead air as frequently happens. Nulling it I can tell there are at least two other talk stations there (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PUERTO RICO. 391 kHz, Jan 2 at 0714 UT, ND beacon DDP, a new one, whence? Surprised to find it`s San Juan - Dorado, 1000 watts; my first from PR, and probably most distant at 3676 km = 2284 st mi. And I was tuned to 389-USB (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17615+, Jan 2 at 1515, JBA carrier the OSOB, obviously the always off-frequency Riyadh; not a trace of 17775 KVOH this early, but heard later, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Jan 2 at 2347 check, REE again AWOL to North America; not audible on 12030 either (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 2015, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 2 at 2346, VOT has been on today, now wrapping up with erroneous English schedule claiming 9515 at 0300, which was A-19; and imaginary 0600 on 6165 --- hey, that imaginary broadcast would now be at 0700 UT (rather than 0400 Turktime).(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 12035, Jan 3 at 1356, VOT English to Europe and onward best heard in a long time, S9/+10 with several program segments: `Weekly announcements`, reading an article about Turkish involvement in Libya; 1400 song; 1405 `Turkey`s Tourist Attraxions` about Mardin, Anatolia; lite stray pulse jamming, from Cuba? 1418 new program `Turkey Building Bridges of Kindness(?)`` on TCCA, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency involving 170 countries; 1422 one news headline about assassinating the Iranian general; 1423 sign-off, brief IS and off (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 8152-USB, Jan 3 at 1343 KNC hosting a net inviting check-ins from anywhere; at 1345, KPK is heard in contact with Lady Sunscreen(?) with position co-ordinates; and it`s well past Xmas now. 8152 is supposed to be an afternoon frequency as previously logged, instead 8104 in the mornings per

``SSCA's Trans-Atlantic Cruisers' Net (SSCA TACN) is in operation during the traditional Trans-Atlantic crossing seasons of mid-April thru early July and mid-October thru Christmas. 

The primary participants are:

Glenn Tuttle, Coastal Station KPK, Punta Gorda, FL Chris Parker, Coastal Station WCY, Lakeland, FL Jim West, Coastal Station KJM, Ellijay, GA Dick Giddings, Coastal Station, KNC, Dover, NC

The morning SSCA HF Radio Service Net will remain with a start time of 1215 hrs UTC year round on frequency 8.104`` (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 10051-USB, Jan 2 at 1855, Gander Radio VOLMET, but further chex for New York VOLMET on this and other formerly timeshared frequencies find nothing despite a report they had been heard again: at 1911 and 2040, 13270-USB open. At 0655 Jan 3, Gander on 6604-USB, 3485-USB and JBA on 10051-USB. All frequencies checked several other unlogged times with no sign of NY (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2015 contents: Algeria non, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bhutan, Bougainville, China, Congo DR, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Iran non, Japan non, Kashmir, Lithuania,, Madagascar, North America, Papua New Guinea, Poland non, Sa`udi Arabia, Spain, Taiwan, UK, USA, Vanuatu, unidentified 7475; propagation outlook

WOR 2015 is available as of 0245 UT Friday January 2
(mp3 stream)
(mp3 download)

Or via
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2300 UT Friday    WRMI 9955
[usually starts with heavy jamming but steadily abates]
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780, 5850, 5010
1300 UT Saturday  WRMI 15770
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 9395
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v?
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania?
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 [new January 1]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5800, Jan 2 at 2100, WRMI is on with SMTV; some days does not come on until later or not at all, so this time RAE Spanish at 0100 Jan 3 should be there. At 2100 FYI, much weaker 5950 is running TOMBS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2015)

** U S A [and non]. 17775, Jan 2 at 1853, KVOH gospel huxter in Spanish at S9+20, so it`s really on the air now; earlier at 1623 check not a trace of it while 17830 Ascension & 17880 Mali JBA carriers were the OSOB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5970, Jan 3 at 0515, after missing a few nights, WEWN is back --- but with a slight problem: carrier modulated with Spanish cuts off the air 84 times a minute like clockwork. How do they do this? When on it reaches S9+10. Later at 0651 check it`s totally off. Other frequency 9385 in English only S4-S7 but continuous (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 1090, Jan 3 at 0704 UT, dead air from KAAY Little Rock as often happens, during which I hear a Spanish infomercial without really trying, no doubt XEAU Monterrey; 0705 KAAY comes to life with gospel music. USB tuning avoids the 1089 het from UK (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1210, Jan 2 at 0659 UT, PSA for Goodwill Industries in NJ and Philadelphia so WPHT tho U1 50/50 kW, unusually dominating briefly over KGYN et al.; I often check around this hour whether daytimer WJNL MI still be cheating (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 3 at 0439-0457 finds a lot more than usual, including low-power frequencies, two carriers beating from deeper Europe: 531, 549+(2), 558(2), 576(2), 585, 594, 603(2), 612, 621(2), 639(2), 684+, 693*, 711(2), 729(2), 738, 747, 774**(2), 783, 837(2), 846(2), 855*(2), 864, 873, 882, 891**, 909*, 936(2), 954, 963 [both sides of local 960], 981, 999, 1026(2), 1053*, 1089, 1098(2), 1107(2), 1116, 1125, 1152, 1161, 1179, 1206, 1215(2), 1296(2), 1305(2), 1314, 1323, 1413(2), 1422, 1458(2), 1521, 1539, 1566, 1575. * are the stronger ones. ** the ones with some music modulation audible, surely Spain and Algeria (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1710, Jan 3 at 0455-0505+ UT, techno(?) music with heavy regular beat slightly more than twice per second, and another carrier; no ID or break at ToH. I often get a JBA carrier here, but first time for any audio. Widely reported further east is a pirate in Virginia? Tater Patch Radio, and Radio Corsair among others (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4020-USB, Jan 3 at 1323, formal MARS? net with abbr`d calls fonetikaly, 7HR, 7PQ, calling for traffic then sent in some digital mode (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9654-9658, Jan 3 AT 1348, farting-like pulses INTRUDING, irregular but continuous; audible in SSB mode only, peaking about 9656 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1917 UT January 3