venerdì 28 aprile 2017

Glenn Hauser logs April 27-28, 2017

** ALBANIA [non]. Glenn, Thanks for putting Christian in touch re Tirana. We have worked out the technical details. Do you think 2300 UTC on 5850 would be good? (Jeff White, WRMI, April 26, WORLD OF RADIO 1875, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Jeff, If you can confirm a time and start date (daily except Sundays?), I can mention it on upcoming WOR. So that would replace the AWR Cuba broadcast?

5850 should be good as far as here, but that early in the summer, 7570 would reach further across the continent {and overcome storm noise better}. I assume we are talking about Tirana`s English broadcast only (Glenn to Jeff, via DXLD)

Well, we could start with 5850 at 2300 and then see what becomes available. Yes, it would replace AWR Cuba at that hour. I don't know which day we will start yet, but I will coordinate this with Christian. Maybe May 1. Yes, English only, Monday-Saturday (Jeff White, April 26, WORLD OF RADIO 1875, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Since R. Tirana can no longer broadcast on SW direct from Albania, glad that a relay via WRMI is being arranged, something I have been advocating since last year (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1875, DX LISTENING DIGEST)


Recently Radio Tirana in Albania ended its broadcasts on shortwave. Radio Tirana's programs were legendary during the years of the Cold War, when it was one of the strongest signals on the shortwave bands. Its programming is entirely different now in a free Albania, but the signal was quite poor in recent years, at least in the Americas.

Now, WRMI will be relaying Radio Tirana's daily English program Monday-Saturday at 2300 UTC on 5850 kHz to North America, beginning today, April 27, 2017 (WRMI fb via gh, DXLD)

Great, so you can bet I am tuned in to 5850 at 2259 UT April 27: after Biermann ID, dead air! 2305 can hear some barely audible music fill, then fades up, a World Music song in Spanish at 2308. By 2313 mostly DA, strength S9+5 to S9+15 vs local line noise level. As I had told Jeff, 7 MHz would be better: the BS frequencies, 7570 at S9+35, 7730 with S9+30. Still music at 2317 when I give up on 5850.

Later heard from Jeff. He`s getting the audio files uploaded by Christian Milling who has already aired them at 1900 UT on Shortwaveservice 6005 Kall, Germany. There is something wrong, or incompatible, with this mp2 audio file. I download it too and altho some modulation is showing on the Winamp meter, nothing at all can be heard. No doubt they`ll get this corrected for subsequent broadcasts. 

Bruce Churchill in California reported: ``R Tirana via WRMI as monitored via Perseus SDR on 4/27 in MA at 2320 was only carrier, no audio - audio appeared suddenly at 2324 with nice signal. Heard from SDR in Edmonton AB at 2330 with S2 signal``. By :24 minutes into the broadcast, R. Tirana is normally playing music, so not clear whether he was hearing that or some WM from Okeechobee (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 570, April 28 at 0455, dominant signal here with choral NA early, stops at 0456 but no ID, so sign-off? Nothing further heard. Loops south, so I would expect XEBJB Monterrey NL. IRCA Mexican Log as of 2015 showed XEBJB as 24 hours, but some others going off at 0500 or 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6880-AM, April 27 at 2307, very poor pirate music at S9 in noise level. Next check April 28 at 0444, still/again on with music at S9+5 vs S8 QRN level. Presumably Unknown Name Radio Network which has been reported over a very long timespan in

** NORTH AMERICA. 7615-AM, April 28 at 0437, Station YHWH is on at S9, but not heard after 0500. Getting to be quite regular. More reports:
including link to ARRL story about his previous bust at end of 2014y:

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1875 contents: Alaska, Albania non, Argentina, Australia, Cuba, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Iran non, Kurdistan non, Laos, Liberia, Myanmar, Netherlands non, New Zealand, Nigeria non, North America, Perú, Philippines, Russia, Tibet non, USA

WORLD OF RADIO 1875 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast Thursday April 27 at 2130 on WRMI 11580, fair. Also confirmed Thu Apr 27 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.01-USB, fair. Next:

Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE, 5950 to S
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE [? pre-empted last two weeks]
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455? to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455? to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7490.1-AM, Thu April 27 at 2317, WBCQ with Uncle Bill playing a polka, S8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 690, April 28 at 0454 UT, outro from a network (?) called Radio One, then local weather from KGGF Coffeyville KS, axually from a YL weatherperson at NewsOnSix = KOTV-45 (for a while longer), Tulsa. I continue to lament that KGGF no longer carries Jim Bohannon at 02-05 UT, which used to be our best source, so at 0457 UT I check whether he`s still on: KWTO 560 Springfield MO, KFEQ 680 St Joseph MO --- yes, he is. KWTO is where he worked early in his career. I don`t find a network named Radio One in the list on page 271 of the NRC AM Log, nor as a station group on page 276, nor as a show on page 272. 

`When Radio Was` is on the schedule at 11 pm-midnight CT M-F

** U S A. 1020, April 28 at 0500 UT, singing ID for Radiovisión Cristiana (1330 NYC), so KCKN Roswell NM is currently active, and plenty to QRM KOKP Perry OK with a heavy SAH, let alone KDKA Pittsburgh PA which it is supposed to protect (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. IBOC noise check around 0456 UT April 28: 670 WSCR, 780 WBBM, 830 WCCO, 1080 KRLD (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9260-9270, April 28 at 1350, instead of WINB, multi-carrier tones again hetting each other over this range, peaks about every 0.4 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1609 UT April 28