mercoledì 2 gennaio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs Dec 30-31, 2018-January 1, 2019

** BOLIVIA. After Brazil at 0200, next chance for some NYE SW celebrations is Bolivia in the UT-4 zone at 0400. I would prefer to listen to Radio Santa Cruz, but not heard lately nor tonight on 6134.8. That leaves: 

5952.48, Radio Pio Doce, still on at 0207. Aoki/NDXC shows 0100*; WRTH is noncommittal; and EiBi says 0230* Tue-Sun, other nights 0100* -- and January 1 until 0500 (I do not see that until next day). So I keep checking. Altho Argentina poses no direct QRM to its neighbor Bolivia, ironically it does now with the RAE English relay via WRMI much stronger on 5950 and splashing. But that`s the Pope`s fault for not sticking to nominal 5955, why? RPXII still on at 0232, and at 0352 but by now as 2019 acercates itself, has faded to JBA, so no point in listening further (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1963, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. After Spain at 2300 UT, next chance for some NYE SW celebrations is Brazil at 0200 = midnight BDST. 6180.03, at 0157 UT Jan 1, usual clash of RNA with CRI via Cuba making fast SAH, but better signal than 4885 or any other ZY. 0159 announcers chatting right thru hourtop with no timesignal, but at least ``Feliz ano novo`` and fireworx exploding. 0201 lengthy full ID for all R. Nacional stations starting with RN Brasília on 980, also mentioning 11780 [inactive] & 6180 somewhere in the middle. A bit of song, but off at 0203* after one word, ``Nacional``, uncovering CRICuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1963, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BULGARIA. 9400, via UTWente SDR, Dec 31 at 1758, Brother Scare, cut off at 1759 for a minute of dead air rather than any Spaceline ID, 1800 start `Uncle Bill`s Rockless NYE Special`. Interesting music and I listen to first half, but the UTWente feed keeps breaking up for me. Figured it would still be better than direct, or on WBCQ later, and at 1858 check here, 9400 is JBA, while 5130+ will be a JBA carrier and presumably not webcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 7445, Dec 31 at 2256, two stations mixing in Chinese with SAH: VOA via THAILAND and CNR1 jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. In honor of the sixtieth anniversary of the Triumph Of The  Revolution, I check how the SW transmitters are doing, Jan 1 at 0212:
4765 Progreso distorted
5025 Rebelde undermodulated
5040 RHC Spanish suptorted
6000 RHC English undermodulated
6060 RHC Spanish very good
6165 RHC English undermodulated
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba, Radio Habana Cuba (Glenn 

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Jan 1 at 0651, TGAV is still on late for NYE, with hymn in Spanish. Too busy with our own WWV monitoring and CST celebrations at 0600 to have listened then for anything special from Verdad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 6055, Dec 31 at 1459, R. Nikkei still audible, only to sign-off, dead air and off at 1501* --- rather than celebrating Japan`s New Year, not even a timesignal. I used to enjoy the ceremony on NHK Japanese with gongbongs, but they stopped broadcasting that so I did not even try Radio Japan this year (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1963, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4015.0-USB, Jan 1 at 0453, rock music S9+10, 0454 back-announcement something about California; inviting requests; 0455 HNY to someone in Waynesboro (MS? PA? TN? VA?), ID as ``WDDR, Drunken DJ Radio``, but he doesn`t sound drunk, yet. 0651 till going with music at S7-S8; 0657 SSTV to 0700 ``K`` in CW and off. Earlier had sought anypirate on 6.9 MHz band with no results. Wish more of them would run late into night when I for one would be more likely to hear them. A few others heard this, 55 posts, one from Waynesboro GA, at,49624.0.html including lots of SSTV images, between 0020 and 0700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1963, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Dec 31 at 2254, REE inbooming in rock music just before 2019y. This has proved to be our best/only SW live NYE signal from W Europe. Of course, pre-empts 2300 English as simulcasting Radio Nacional de España coverage. By 2258 wild crowd and announcers standing by for 12 campanadas at medianoche. Which are then heard after 4 other bells signifying hourtop, ``Feliz 2,019`` and cheers. 2301 announcing a toll-free call-in number. 2305 a live(?) song with guitars about trabajo, outroed as a mambo. 9690 still audible Jan 1 at 0220 with Spanish orchestral music, but faded to S9-S5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1963, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Dec 31 at 2304, again no signal from VOT English to 
North America. Something`s always wrong at TRT? (Glenn Hauser, OK, 

** U S A [non]. 6020, Dec 31 at 0600, news in French all about the RDC (Congo DR) elexions, from VOA via SAO TOME. This is the service which has added some Lingala segments, but presumably not while on SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1962 monitoring: confirmed Sunday December 30 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, fair. Missed checking UT Monday Dec 31 at 0230 on WRMI 5950 & 9395. Confirmed UT Mon Dec 25 from 0402 on Area 51 webcast, also via WBCQ 5130.4, S9 at 0428. Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 31 at 0430 on WRMI 9955 good S9+10 (tho I hated to interrupt ``Hallelujah`` fill music still playing at 0430!). Combo of factors made new WOR 1963 unready on Dec 31, so more replays of 1962: confirmed Mon Dec 31 at 2330 new time on 9955, good, as I interrupted a preacher; and UT Tue Jan 1, 2019 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG; and Tue Jan 1 at 2048 the 2030 on WRMI 7780, fair S9.

WORLD OF RADIO 1963 contents: Alaska, Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, France, Greece, India, Iran and non, Ireland, Italy and non, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria non, North America, Perú, Poland non, Romania, Sa`udi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Turkey, USA; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1963 ready late for first SW airings Wed Jan 2:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI    5950 to WNW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI   *9955 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ   *7490v to WSW
[Unique Radio NSW and via WINB on vacation until mid-January]
0729 UT Saturday  HLR     6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1230 UT Saturday  WRMI   *9955 to SSE [NEW]
1531 UT Saturday  HLR     9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR  1860-AM non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday  WRMI   *9955 to SSE [NEW]
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR  1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday    WRMI    5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW 
1130 UT Sunday    HLR     7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI    7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI    5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ   *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
2330 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE [NEW]
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:

** U S A. WRMI webcast, UT Mon Dec 31 after 0500 when 9955 is off after WORLD OF RADIO, now has a gospel huxter in Spanish; you never know what will be running on this.

9395, Dec 31 at 0552, Tecsun Australia SW radio ad on this WRMI and back to music (Oldies?). Tecsun-Au has also be advertising on SW Radiogram and Aussie SW stations, which is great, but odd its spots now on WRMI: are they doing business in N America? Has anyone over here bought SW radios from them, and for less than domestic sources?

9395 // 5950, Jan 1 at 0743, WRMI Oldies, no more RFI in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5130.4, JBA carrier UT January 1, when Larry Will said a special NYE Area 51 broadcast would be on via WBCQ at 03-06 UT; but I did enjoy some of the music and comedy via his stereo webcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 570, Jan 1 at 0707 UT, `Coast to Coast AM` with VG dominant signal. Just missed any local break. My closest regulars KLIF Dallas and WNAX Yankton (both day and night) are both C2CAM affiliates, and neither has a night pattern pushing so much signal this way, but more likely than several others carrying that program further east or west. Las Cruces might be on ND day power, but supposedly OLDies format (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4102.85, Jan 1 at 0652, various numbers JBA in CW, ID as ``W`` and string of E`s (dits), the beacon somewhere in the Mojave? Desert with wind speed and other weather readings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0159 UT January 2