domenica 28 ottobre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs October 27-28, 2018

** CUBA. 6060, Oct 27 at 0509, this RHC English is off; but nominal on 6165, 6100, 6000. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7360, Oct 27 at 2249, RHC Spanish in huge distorted blob, best audible in AM mode, not FM or SSB. The 7330 transmitter *way* out of whack. Had the same thing Sept 28 at 2336. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6180, Oct 28 at 0135, RHC Spanish is S8 and suptorted, new frequency? // 6060. I would assume a leapfrog mixing product except the math does not work out for intermodulation among the active 6 MHz band frequencies: 6000, 6060, 6165. Intentional NFs not due for a week or two as Arnie always lags behind HFCC seasons. It might be mixing with a jammer such as the new one on 5950 against WRMI/OCB [see USA], except that leaping over 6060 it would land on 6170, not 6180. BTW, I`ve yet to catch RNA Brasil on 6180 as Mark Coady has reported a couple times recently.

6270, the longtime leapfrog of 6060 over 6165 another 105 kHz higher, however, is quite audible, S5-S7, stronger than usual with both 6060 Spanish audio and jazz from 6165 English. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Oct 28 at 0145, RHC Spanish is S9+25 but suptorted --- wiggle that patchcord! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 7510, Oct 27 at 1422, sounds like an hymn, at S5-S7. Aoki/NDXC shows KTWR Korean between 1315 and 1515, but I just missed an English insertion Saturdays only at 1316-1346. Also, typhoon missed the godly stations here, not the government stations up in the CNMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11560, Oct 27 at 1414, talk about Pakistan at S9-S7. AIR Bengaluru scheduled from Dari to Pashto at 1415 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Oct 27 at 1850, MWV blasting in from the other worldside, never heard better, on BST-1 caradio, with African Pathways Radio hour in English already wrapping up. citing A-18 English sked with nothing about new frequencies effective tomorrow, such as 13670 for this 18-19 broadcast! Good way to lose listeners not following DXLD and HFCC. And at 20-21 11965 ex-17640. Will be interesting to hear how well these reach North America, still aimed USward, but could not be better than 17640 --- maybe resuming in A-19? Then at 1852 plays ``Don`t Worry, Be Happy``, very nice song, ends at 1856, no further announcements and off after a bit of deadair. 

Despite its evangelistic remit, I`m fond of this station, especially having touched its transmitters at Continental, Dallas, for HFCC B-11:
from my full report on that HFCC, with a lot of other info and photos:
Hmmm, I couldn`t stop re-reading this after 7 years. How flime ties

** MADAGASCAR. 9490, Oct 27 at 2252, OM solo hymn in English, S6-S8; this too is MWV toward the end of its Chinese hour, the one toward China (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 5980, Oct 27 at 1421, RNZI is still here with poor signal this late after SR here, on the last day of A-18. Tomorrow with B-18, it`s to be on 7390 from 1300, which should be better for us. Full sked: RNZI B-18 28 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019

    UTC       kHz   Target   Days
0000 - 0358  15720  Pacific  Daily
0359 - 0558  13730  Pacific  Daily
0559 - 1058   9765  Pacific  Daily
1059 - 1258   9700  Solomon Islands PNG  Daily
1259 - 1650   7390  Pacific  Sun - Fri
1259 - 1758   7390  Pacific  Sat
1651 - 1750   5975 DRM  Cook Islands Samoa Tonga  Sun - Fri
1751 - 1834   7285 DRM  Cook Islands Samoa Tonga  Sun - Fri
1759 - 1858   9780  Pacific  Sat
1835 - 1950   9780 DRM  Cook Islands Samoa Tonga  Sun - Fri
1859 - 1958  11725  Pacific  Sat
1951 - 2050  13840 DRM  Tonga, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands  Sun - Fri
1958 - 2058  13840  Pacific  Sat
2051 - 0000  15720  Pacific  Sun - Fri
2059 - 0000  15720  Pacific  Sat

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, Oct 27 at 2232, WFDR with a speech by the President, poor signal. (How one longs for a leader of his calibre!! But as soon as I was born, he was gone.) Off long before next check Oct 28 at 0125. Many more logs here:,47316.0.html

** NORTH AMERICA. 6879.00-USB, Oct 27 at 2234 pirate music without voice at first difficult to pinpoint, 6879.7? 6879.3? Or was it varying? Also some lesser modulation on the LSB, and at times traces of a carrier. Segues and no announcements past 2245, still going when I quit at 2258, and not on when I resume at 0125 Oct 28. It`s Mix Radio International per many more logs here starting at 1616!:,47300.0.html

No other pirates heard this Saturday evening, altho HFU got some more; still not close enough to Hallowe`en e`en tho it`s the weekend (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. As of late Oct 27, I cannot find anything on the IBB, BBG, USAGM or VOA websites about Typhoon Yutu damage to their own SW transmitters sites on Saipan and Tinian; just these general stories, illustrated, really from AP:

WRTH 2018 shows only two MW stations in the CNMI, both 1.1 kW on Saipan, KCNM 1080 and KKMP 1440, which just happen to end in zero to match US autos; and 9 FM stations. How are they? BTW, one of them, 89.9 KORU relays KSDA-FM Guam (not the SW programming) Hmmm, remember when KORU was in Tulsa OK on 103.3? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9795, Oct 27 at 2256, ``Jesus Saves`` IS on keyboard at S4-S6, but not bad for due west from FEBC Iba preceding the semihour in Mon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 6130, Oct 28 at 0134, RRI ending `People & Places`, fair S9-S5. This must be my first official B-18 logging, new frequency and English time one hour later. Reception from Europe NVG, hardly any on 9 MHz. Other frequency is 7325 which I did not notice in scanning that band, even poorer? BTW, RRI has a listeners` contest going; see website, if not hear radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, Oct 27 at 2257, VOT is still on with IS after English; will it keep going for a German extra? No, not tonight, off at 2257.4*. From tomorrow moves back to 5960 for English at 2300, and better be a-Germanous, off by 2400 for The Mighty KBC, staying there from 0000 UT only Sundays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 194 kHz, Oct 27 at 0623 UT, beacon ID as EN with very long pause between repeats. has no EN listed on any LF/MF, and nothing below 195 kHz for NDBs. Carrier frequency could be plus/minus 1 or 2 kHz, so I check vicinities. 

Maybe subharmonic of something around 388? Nothing. Of course, here in ENID, one might guess an EN could be local! But our only beacon is EI on 341 kHz. The other NDB source leads to an intriguing possibility!

On 389 is EN at `Codee`, Kenosha WI, last heard 2018-10-19! And with an 8.047 second cycle duration which sounds about right tho I did not measure it! And nothing current around 194 kHz. Power not given on fundamental, but 25 watts is typical. How about that, a JBA 194.5 kHz subharmonic of a VLP beacon. Others closer to Kenosha might confirm this. Of course, next time, if any, I`ll time it and check both frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1953 monitoring: confirmed Saturday October 27 at 1256 the 1231 on Unique Radio, NSW via WINB, PA, S9+10 with only lite wobble. Tim interrupts just before the propagation outlook for a legal WINB ID --- must have known it would play a bit late, and wanted to ID right at ToH; after WOR, into his own music show. Changes are coming, and not merely a 1-hour non-DST shift: Tim says:

``Unique Radio Upcoming changes to schedule from November 10th 2018 via WINB 9265 kHz Red Lion Pennsylvania USA

1000-1100 UT - Sounds of your life hosted by Aussie Tim 
(Oldies, obscure, Australian, Artist features 3 in a row)
1100-1130 UT - Hobart Radio International hosted by Rob Wise 
(Music and radio features from Tasmania Australia)
1130-1200 UT - International Radio Report - Co-Hosted by Sheldon Harvey & David Asselin & with special features from Gilles Letourneau

1200-1230 UT - World of Radio hosted by Glenn Hauser (International shortwave radio and radio information with loggings)Best Regards, Aussie Tim, Unique Radio, Gunnedah NSW, Australia``

That should be a good time DU and in the EST zone, but here in CST I shall probably not be awake at 6-6:30 am (if I can help it). At least I won`t have to set a DX-398 alarm any more for 7:55 am. I would like also to hear the IRR, but it is and will remain too early for me.

Not confirmed in Enid or via UTwente SDR, the WOR at 1431 Sat Oct 27 on Hamburger Lokalradio 9485-CUSB, various chex between 1419 and 1500. But Alan Gale, NW England reports: 

``Hi Glenn, Strange conditions on 9485 kHz today. The signal was fair to good from 1100 to around 1410 UT, but then it faded out completely, and didn't return again until 1440. After that it came up in strength and was better than it had been all day, but then faded down again around 1450, and was just about audible until it vanished completely at 1458 UT. KBC from Bulgaria is very strong on 9400 at the moment, so it looks like it was probably just the F2 layer moving up a bit and lengthening the skip. 73 for now, Alan``

At 1545 UT Oct 27, I asked the WOR iog: ``Is WOR on 5950 at 1600? Would someone who can hear WRMI 5950 in the daytime, such as inside Florida, please check whether it is really relaying WRN English to North America, especially World of Radio at 1600-1630 UT Saturday? Thanks, Glenn`` And tnx to Peter W Hansen who replied: ``Hi Glenn, World of Radio is on 5950, heard at 1610 here at West Palm Beach``That will be 1700 in a week or two.

Also confirmed UT Sunday October 28 at 0322 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, about C292 on new 7440, some 5 minutes into show so started circa 0317. Unusually with ACI from an LSB ham on 1863 kHz, re-uttering only ``W0AIH``. I`m going to assume that`s his call rather than a contact and blame Paul E. Bittner in Fall Creek WI; probably a contest going on, tho there is plenty of space further from 1860-AM. Next:

1130 UT Sunday    HLR     7265-CUSB Germany to WSW [ex-1030]
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI    7780 to NE, 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Monday    WRN     5950 via WRMI to WNW [or 0230?]
0300vUT Monday    Area 51 5130v via WBCQ to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI    9955 to SSE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite:

** U S A. 5950, Saturday October 27 at 2231, WRMI with mid-hour ID as ``Radio Poland --- you are tuned to Warsaw`` and then discussion about Czecho/Slovakia, which leads to confusion, but Poland is scheduled this hour on WRN English to North America 

5950, UT Sunday October 28 at 0128, now WRMI is running Radio Martí again instead of WRN English, and it`s heavily jammed! with Cuban comedy show, outro as ``La Moderna Corte`` in the style of ``La Tremenda Corte``, just in time for ID at 0130 sharp, mentioning 1180 AM, generic onda corta, y .com. No, it`s not // the original RM from Greenville on 6030, 7335 & 7365; and then 5950 into music. 

At 0140 I happen to be tuning past 7365 as that RM plugs 5950 for ``transmisión diferida``, i.e. deliberately separate programming; also plugs next World Series game Sunday at 8 pm [EDT = 0000 UT Monday] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5055.9 & 5044.1 approx., Oct 28 at 0144, WWRB 5050v is now spewing his nasty spurs about here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 27 from 0455 on the R75: 531, 558(2), 576, 585, 612, 621, 639, 666, 693, 729, 738, 756, 774, 837, 855, 882, 909(2), 936, 954, 999(2), 1053, 1062, 1089(2), 1098(-), 1107, 1215*, 1305(2), 1314, 1413, 1422, 1566, 1584(2). (2) = at least two carriers beating: *stronger; (-) perceptibly off to the low side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 28 at 0148-0155, on the DX-398 aimed NE: 531, 549, 558, 576, 585, 621, 639, 693(2), 711, 729, 738, 774, 855, 873, 882, 909, 936, 954, #963, 999, 1017, #1026, 1044, 1053, 1089, #1125, 1134(2), 1152, 1179, 1215, 1458, 1575. #are ones not heard on the sweep up but detected on a second sweep down; everything is fading up and down a bit, and heavy QRM level varies. (2) = at least two carriers beating. In USB tuning, the ones ending in -9 are interesting, as I am getting a big het from the -0 domestics, but also little lower pitch offset het from the TAs; even against 1000 KTOK OKC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15630.034, Oct 27 at 1410, JBA carrier significantly 
off-frequency catches my ear. Nothing listed on ``15630`` now, but best bet is Radio Cairo, EGYPT, on late after Dari at 1300-1400 via Abis, per NDXC/Aoki and EiBi --- rather than imaginary RSOman at 1400-1730 in HFCC A-18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0556 UT October 28