domenica 29 aprile 2018

Glenn Hauser logs April 28-29, 2018

** ANGUILLA. 11775, April 29 at 1337, PMS is on; I don`t keep a detailed log, but it seems she is often active on Sunday mornings, strangely enough, altho it`s not a live service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, April 29 at 1400:00, JBA carrier from Bangladesh Betar, but enough to hear the final timepip right on the mark! Congratulations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 11900, April 28 at 1359, VOA Yankee Doodle Dandy IS and sign-on, already mixing with CNR1 jamming leading to 5+1 timesignal at 1400. VOA is a one-hour broadcast in Chinese via Tinang, PHILIPPINES (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, April 29 at 0121, R. Rebelde music is distorted and overmodulated, carrier unstable. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Sunday April 29 at 1335, quick check of `En Contacto` on RHC finds anchorette & Arnie discussing ``Radio Sud-Atlántico`` and ``Ani Argentina`` as names have been misretranslated concerning the Falklands War, e.g. really called Radio Atlántico del Sur. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, again UT Sunday April 29 at 0542, no signal from Radio Verdad, instead of -0610v*. Wonder if a permanent earlier sign-off, not just on UT Mondays? Still hearing it at earlier random evening chex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 9435, April 28 at 1403, VOK in English about the N/S summit at the DMZ, S6-S9 with noisy self-jamming bleed; if // 11710, it`s very poor. 

11735, April 29 at 0530, VOK IS and Spanish sign-on, S4-S6; not heard for a long time as I often check 11725 for NZ. Maybe a sign of summer conditions.. // 13760 is JBA carrier. One of their incredible middle-of-night broadcasts to South America. Maybe they assume non-North Koreans also have to listen to hostile radios then to avoid detexion?

Un announced that the NK timezone will be moved back to UT+9 as a step toward reunification. When he abruptly changed it to +8:30 a few years ago, all VOK broadcasts also shifted, mired in local rather than Universal time, so we may expect the same again, i.e. 30 minutes earlier than they have been, generally starting on hourtops rather than hourbottoms UT; but whence? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** NORTH AMERICA. 6945-USB, April 29 at 0123, VG S9+10 pirate song, 0125 Wolverine Radio ID; off at next check 0201. Many more logs:,42138.0.html
and it seems that after WR went off at 0138, Underdog Radio came up on same frequency for about 5 minutes including SSTV:,42144.0.html

** SLOVAKIA [non]. 9455, April 29 at 1405, R. Eslovaquia Internacional still here in Spanish, yet not shown explicitly on revamped WRMI schedules: just System B ``repeats of regular programming`` at 14-15 on 9455, or rather 10-11 am EDT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAIPAN. 13790.040, April 29 at 0535, very poor music and talk in Chinese.. That would be RFA scheduled at 0300-0700, rather than the jammer which would not be so off-frequency, while the Kamosa stations have a track record of imprecision (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15520, Sunday April 29 at 1401, no signal from REE, but 17855 is good S9, and weaker // 17715 also audible as excited coverage of a partido estúpido de pelotas is getting underway (Glenn Hauser, OK< DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15239.928, Saturday April 28 at 1406, JBA music, on signature off-frequency of WWRB, measured on my R-75, i.e. R. Munansi back after a week off for maintenance. Better signal at 1428 with hilife, via UTwente on 15239.93. At 1719 back on own receiver, very poor music at S3 about equal to noise level (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 12065, April 29 at 1335, interview in English, fair S7-S9. Altho WEWN is allegedly scheduled at 1200-1500 per NDXC/Aoki, it`s really BBC via SINGAPORE at 13-14 (also 12-13 via Oman) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1927 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria reports: GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, April 28 0631-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CEu Sat fair to good

Altho UTwente could not hear Hamburger Lokalradio Saturday April 28 at 1431 on 6190-CUSB, Alan Gale in England reports: ``Hi Glenn, I can confirm that World of Radio was audible here today again on 6190 kHz CUSB at 1430 UT, though reception was a bit mixed, with the signal up at times, and fading right out at others. The strongest reception was between 1448 and 1455 when the signal was at its loudest. Mind you, I couldn't hear HLR at all before 1430 and was beginning to think HLR was still off the air, so I was pleased  to hear the programme at all. Alan``

Another no-show on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB, Saturday April 28 at 2131, where it had been for months altho never correct time shown on the schedule; instead presumed TOMBS continues, and lately it`s always been music around this time of mid-hours rather than talk. If WOR still missing Sunday at 2330, it will have been off for a full week and I may be tempted to think it`s been canceled without notice. No one tells me anything. However, AW may have been distracted lately by getting remarried.

Another no-show for WOR, Saturday April 28 at 2300 on WRMI 7780; instead for the third week, `Voice of the Report of the Week` is playing, despite WRMI skedgrid still showing WOR. I had asked Jeff if this was intentional or a mistake, but no reply other than continuing to play VORW. It seems VORW has no website where one might look up the current schedule as known to him. 

WOR 1927 finally confirmed UT Sunday April 29 at 0200 on WRMI, 7780, fair S9 to S9+10.

Another no-show on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, nominally scheduled 0315 UT Sundays: not on at 0331 check, so running late as often happens? Still not at 0358, but ARRL news, until 0408 switch to Amateur Radio Newsline. I`ve asked Vern what happened, but no reply yet. His website schedule does not mention World of Radio, so maybe also canceled without notice? Next:

Sun 1900   WRMI 9395 to NNW [NEW]
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130   WRMI 5850 to NW, [5950 to S ? not last weeks], 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400   WRMI webcast only
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1928?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1928?]

Full WOR sked on all outlets, podcast access:

** U S A. 5085, April 29 at 0122, WTWW has succeeded in airing `Theater Organ in the Ozarx`, VG and with the weak parasitic spurs plus and minus 12.9 kHz, which no one else seems to notice or report; also flanking 9475 when it`s on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, April 28 circa 1700 UT, KLEY Wellington KS still out of whack cutting on and off. Another caradio recording made at Enid`s kite festival field away from power lines:
According to signs, it`s a large vacant lot for sale by Hiram Champlin of 1390 KCRC about a mile away (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11885, April 29 at 0528, no signal, contrary to the praise/music I was hearing before and after 0530 April 25. Also not heard anything on some intervening dates. The only listee of PBS Xinjiang remains doubtful (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1704 UT April 29