sabato 26 gennaio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs January 25-26, 2019

** AUSTRALIA. 5055, Jan 26 at 1158, very poor music JBA, presumably 4KZ Queensland; snooze and next check at 1450, still a JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9630.5, Jan 26 at 0702, no signal from R. Aparecida, and has been missing for several nights now at various chex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 366, Jan 26 at 0718, ND beacon, dash and YMW, which is 500 watts from Maniwaki, Quebec. See also USA for five more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 6020, Jan 26 at 0342, bad collision between two stations: CRI in Chinese via ALBANIA to North America; and some Arabish language with brief English clip, about as strong, i.e. per HFCC, FPU via MADAGASCAR at 0330-0400, 250 kW at 327 degrees, which is also USward! I.e. really Radio Tamazuj for Sudan South (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9720, Jan 25 at 2249, RHC in English, S9+20, so manages to emit proper language this hour today! Something`s not wrong at RHC. This is supposedly aimed 130 degrees toward South Africa, but a bigsig back here where I bet they reach a lot more listeners than after midnight there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5990, Jan 26 at 0015, CRI Spanish relay is suptorted = modulation suppressed and distorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. Mark Coady, Ont., monitored the same the earlier hour in English: ``5990 CUBA CRI at 2301 with a woman with “CRI News” - Fair signal but absolutely crappy audio Jan 25 Coady-ON – Another example of how Cuba treats their customers with disrespect and contempt`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, Jan 26 at 1510, CRI English relay is S9+30 but distorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4081-USB, Jan 26 at 0348 music must be a pirate (in absence of any to be heard on 6.9 MHz band), but unfortunately this lands right amid local-device blob (cable box or computer?) which I cannot evade. 0350 YL (Synthyl?) ID as ``You are tuned to ---- shortwave radio ----``, followed by a 6-note tune repeated over & over (IS?), 0354 on to heavy beat music; 0405 another YL ID, ``Thank you for listening to ----`` but again cannot copy the significant words, and off. Answer is here from a few other logs:,50427.0.html
Mix Radio International, heard as early as 0230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF19, Jan 26 at 1555 UT, KAUT OKC ex-RF-40 is barely decoding, during minor Level-1 tropo enhancement over central OK, also southern KS, maybe source of some of the only other non-normal Bad signals on RF 22, 31, 42. I suspect it`s just the tropo, KAUT not yet up to repacked par; nothing visible in afternoon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 9739.920, Jan 26 at 1516, VP S2-S3 wobbly carrier, gone already at 1528. Only thing scheduled is AWR Nepali via Trincomalee, traditionally off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTEING DIGEST)

** SWAZILAND. 9585, Jan 26 at 1513, S5-S7 in Special French about Dieu, J-C. It`s 100 kW TWR at 1455-1525 in Malgache/French at 64 degrees, following another 1418-1453 in other languages at 5 degrees. May well be the only African on band now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 25 at 2303, no signal from V of Turkey English to NAm; by 2344 a JBA carrier, from Urumqi *2330? VOT should be audible, as Romania DRM noise is detectable around 5980. Seems this transmission is missing more often than not. In case Emirler sloppyrators keep forgetting to change frequencies after previous nocturnal emissions, or are sound asleep, these are they, frequencies to check after 2300 in absence of 5960:

-2130 French on 9625, 5970
-2200 Turkish on 6120, 5980
-2230 English on 9610

** U S A. 383, Jan 26 at 0708 UT, ND beacon CNP, which is 25 watts from Chappell, Nebraska, which is on I-80 midway between Ogalalla and Sidney just above the NE Colorado frontier.

379, Jan 26 at 0710, ND beacon RUE, which is 25 watts from Russellville, Arkansas. I`m tuned to 380-USB mixing with two others all at different pitches, this one lowest. Russellville, halfway between Fort Smith and Little Rock on I-40, barely escapes the NE quadrant to here, into the SE.

382, Jan 26 at 0712, ND beacon SP mixing with RUE, but SP at a higher pitch as I am still tuned to 380, i.e. 25 watts from Springfield, Illinois. I would much rather hear the SP on 386, 50 watts from St Pierre as in Miquelon. 

380?, Jan 26 at 0715, as I am still tuned to 380, a third and weakest beacon is fading out and in at highest pitch, BXN? The only letter I am certain of is B-. Nothing very close to match at DXinfocentre, beyond 380 BBD Brady TX; or per
380, UBX in Cuba, Missouri, but not logged since Dec 2005. Ideas?

375, Jan 26 at 0717, ND beacon DS, which is 25 watts from Searcy, Arkansas, NE of Little Rock, and home of Harding Univ., where an early HS girlfriend escaped from Enid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1966 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria confirms: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, Jan 26:
0730-0800 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, fair signal``

I`m awake Sat Jan 26 at 1200 so confirm WINB 9265 is off, no longer carrying Unique Radio programming including WOR. Unique Radio itself in NSW would be airing WOR at this time but alternate weeks, Feb 2 & 16, so no signal now, but I am getting bits of 5055, see AUSTRALIA. I`m asleep again, so unchecked at 1230 for WOR on WRMI 9955.

Next to check is 9485-CUSB from 1531 Sat for Hamburger Lokalradio with WOR --- as usual, absolutely no signal here, but none either via UTWente SDR when brought up at 1553. Alan Gale, England, also reports:

``Hi Glenn, Yet again nothing was heard on 9485 kHz here so I can't confirm if World of Radio was on or not. I thought conditions might have improved a bit now as the days get longer, but no luck so far. I  will keep making my weekly check just in case it returns again. Alan``

2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR  1860-AM MO non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday  WRMI   *9955 to SSE
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
0930 UT Monday    Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND
2330 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

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

** U S A. Survey of what`s on the WRMIs, Friday Jan 25 at 2250+:

9955, VORW
9395 // 7780, Spanish poetry about the tango, i.e. RAE relay; supposed to be RAE Italian on 7780, Oldies on 9395; or RAE Italian on both
5950, bass strumming, Italian talk, so RAE relay; both 5950 & 9395 supposed to be Oldies
5850, gospel huxter in English, on air Fri only: Yeshua P&P, which knocked WOR out of this good slot several months ago
5010, Spanish not // 9395/7780 where RAE Spanish supposed to be (only)
4980, SMTV in Spanish at the moment

And checking the same at 2304+ Friday Jan 25:

9955, Spanish DX program about El Salvador: La Rosa de Tokio
9395 // 5950, also SMTV, no echo! 9395 supposed to be Oldies
7780, Blalock the Blaster with huxtergasms
7570, dead air. TOM supposed to start at 2300
5850, Radio Tirana in English, VG, Fridays only
5010, not checked; Family Radio Programa A is scheduled
4980, SMTV with echo on audio; see above 9395 // 5950

** U S A. 7489.890, Fri Jan 25 at 2254, WBCQ off-frequency-minus for a change, last few minutes of `Behaviour Night` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (7490), I`m busy elsewise, so miss the start of `Allan Weiner Worldwide` UT Sat Jan 26 from 0100, but John Carver quickly reported: ``Glenn. 7490 might be running AWWW but I can't pick it out of the noise. 5130 has the militia and no signal on 9330. Sorry man.Will keep listening to static and checking the other frequencies for at least a half hour. Really wish that Allan would keep 5130 clear during his show for a relay so those of us that are internet-challenged could still at least hear AWWW every week. John``

It`s running on the webcast which I tune in at 0112, as AW is ranting against Speaker Pelosi, so tune out at 0113. Did anyone else hear any significant apolitical info in rest of hour about programming changes or progress on Superstation? Recheck webcast at 0200, AWWW still running until 0208 or so; formerly cut himself off at 0200, so no programming to follow any more? Had been `Dead Frog Radio` at 02-04 UT Sats as still shown on the never-up-to-date program schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11815, Jan 25 at 2247, S4-S6 of dead air. Nothing listed here at this time, just Japan and Turkey much earlier in the day --- except R Brasil Central, 24 hours. Lately has been reported very lowly modulated, so maybe this is it, and among few ZYs close to on-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12000, Jan 26 a 1502, open carrier is still here. TDOA technique might DF it, but won`t work without any modulation, right? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2004 UT January 26