sabato 11 gennaio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs January 9-10, 2020

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Jan 9 at 2030, R. Tirana via WRMI opening with IS, but transmitter is breaking up, split-seconds off the air and back on; still occasionally doing this around 2039. Winds shorting out antenna elements? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 272-MCW kHz, Jan 9 at 0710 UT, dash and YQA, ND beacon, 400 watts at Muskoka Falls, Ontario, per one of those to be decommissioned on March 26.

276-MCW kHz, Jan 9 at 0712 UT, dash and YEL, NDB --- have I got Yellowknife? NO, it`s just ELliot Lake, Ontario, 200 watts. (Yellowknife is ZF on 356 kHz, 3800 watts --- should be on lookout for that) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 11640, Jan 10 at 0706, VP signal sounds Cantonese; yes, Yue scheduled from CRI, 500 kW, 59 degrees from Jinhua site (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [non]. 13630 via MALI, Jan 10 at 1933, S9-S6 Chinese music only, suitable for napping, finally 1954.5 Brasilian accent recites entire CRI Portuguese sked with no explanation what happened to all the programming; 1956.5 dead air to 1958*. *1958.5 back on OC and 2000 opening China Plus Radio, news in English, seems a bit stronger? But both are supposed to be 100 kW at 111 degrees from Bamako so no need for transmission break: Portuguese 1930-2000, English 2000-2130, plus French 2130-2230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 12200, Jan 9 at 0646, RHC English steady S9+10, NF? Strong enough to be a fundamental but in fact is 2 x 6100, even stronger at S9+20/30, both with slight squeal but otherwise good modulation. Hardly anything inside 25 mb, except residual pulse jamming on 11930 and NZ on 11725. The other 6 MHz channels are still on, 6000, 6060 and 6145, but not a hint of harmonix from any of them which would have been on 12000, 12120, 12290. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2016)

12200, Jan 10 at 0702, no signal since 6100 is off already. Only one on now is 6145 RHC English at S9+30 (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** CUBA. 13631 & 13769 approx., Jan 9 at 1524, weak spurblobs from 13700, plus/minus ~69 kHz. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13430 < 13498 < 13566 < 13633; 13907 < 13839 < 13769, Jan 10
at 1517, AM/FM spurblobs out of 13700 at 67-68 kHz intervals, weakest
at the outskirts. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 10 at 1932, RHC overmodulated/distorted in Kriyol; something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. 11965, Jan 9 at 2028 bandscannng hits this SSOB from APR via MWV, as they utter ``...slippery slime oozes from its skin...`` so I keep right on tuning! They sure know how to turn off listeners; probably pseudo-science during a so-called `Creation Moment` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) 

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, Jan 10 at 0335, anti-Christ pirate Station YHWH very poorly audible with medium SAH, presumably Lampertheim as scheduled in Pashto until 0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 4600, Jan 10 at 0332 UT, SBG // 1390, i.e. a mixing product from local KCRC ESPN, but how? It`s almost always weakly audible as transmitted rather than receiver overload. The only formula I can come up with for a combination with our other local, KGWA 960, is: 4 x 1390 = 5560; 5560 minus 960 = 4600! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Jan 9 at 2026, REE North American frequency is still off, while the other three transmitters are on during stupid ballgame, 11685, 11940, 12030. If I`m not mistaken, 9690 has not been heard at all this year so far; hope it`s not closed for good, but not unusual for one or two Noblejas transmitters to be down (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2016)

9690, Jan 10 at 2135, now it is back on as bestsig, not ballgame; also audible on 12030 but 11940 & 11685 JBA carriers. So now we may expect mostly-music English resumed at 2300-2330 M/W/F on 9690, 11940 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 12075, Jan 9 at 2029*, VOA cuts off a song just as I tune in; indeed French via BOTSWANA is scheduled daily until 2030 only, tho the programming continues if listening on web or FM. HFCC also shows this French frequency resumes at 2100-2130 M-F only. What nonsensical transmission scheduling! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2016 contents: Australia, Bougainville, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Korea South, Mongolia, Netherlands, North America, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Turkey, USA; and the propagation outlook. 

WOR 2016 is available as of 0219 UT Friday January 10
(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 to SSE
[usually starts with heavy jamming but maybe abates]
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
1300 UT Saturday  WRMI 15770 to NE
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. 5130, Jan 10 at 0345, WBCQ is on with an `Allan Weiner Worldwide` but VP, rough copy; referring to some story Artie sent him, mentioning local origination and city of license; an old repeat; 0400 sign-off theme from the ``family`` at WBCQ. Sked shows 5130 on air UT Fri at 0200-0400 with `Christian Missionary Radio Evangelism` and `Radio for Peace International` at 0300 --- but now that presumably in French is apparently gone. Own website shows both summer and winter schedules. Summer had 5130 from unknown station at 0200-0300 but only on the first Thursday [sic] of the month, while winter eliminates that completely (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 9330, Fri Jan 10 at 0708, Cuban spynumbers and digital blaaps are overriding World`s Last Chance Radio via WBCQ. Everyone should have seen this collision coming, since Cuba has been on 9330 forever during this hour four nights a week; but who cares? Neither counts upon rational listenership (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Jan 9 at 1522, WJHR gospel huxter very poor but audible, which is seldom. Is this because of irregular operation, or just the need for enhanced propagation? 6m map showed a bit of HF sporadic E up to 15 MHz over Alabama, not the right spot but close enough? WWCR 15825 a bit more than JBA carrier now too. Someone reported WJHR going off at 2000 instead of registered 2200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5890, Jan 10 at 0333, WWCR with lots of buzzhiss especially on the sidebands; maybe due to program audio source as seemed to clear up later (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2238 UT January 10