domenica 17 febbraio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs February 16-17, 2019

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Feb 17 at 1426, 1528, no signal from CB despite it being prime Sunday-morning time --- or not so prime yet in LACA; by 1553, dead-air carrier is on, maybe about to start at 1600, but not tracked further. Its transmissions are extremely irregular (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHAD [non]. 12050, Feb 16 at 2045, weak African music surely isn`t WEWN Spanish, rather that`s off again, opening up for R. Ndarason International via ASCENSION at 19-21 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100 & 6000, Sunday February 17 at 0657, RHC English frequencies are distorted, while 6060, 6165 and 5040 are already off. But did not get back to 6100 after 0700 before outzonking to tell whether Esperanto resumed. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13779.241, Feb 17 at 1428, this RHC has again knocked way off nominal 13780. Something`s always wrong at RHC. But no spurs found on the 13 or 15 MHz bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, Feb 17 at 1430 and 1538 chex, CRI English relay very strong as usual, but extremely suptorted, i.e. only modulation spikes audible, completely unreadable. Wiggle that patchcord! Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 5960, Feb 17 at 0002, The Mighty Farty KBC with hard rock VG S9+20, but with a SAH --- oh2, there is CCI and I bet it`s TURKEY again overrunning after English supposed to end before 2400 (when I did not tune in in time to check before Nauen came on). Only when music diminishes and DJ talks at 0003 can I hear the understation, and yes, it`s in German, i.e. a VOT SWBC which is not supposed to exist on anyfrequency. Don`t know how long it lasted again this week, but by 0100 S9+10/20 when KBC switches to `The Giant Jukebox` with super-hyped intro, there is no QRM. Uncle Eric had said the Germans were going to get with the Turx about this after last week`s debacle. Sometimes all you can do is get away from the incompetent interferers ASAP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9765, Feb 17 at 0710, RNZI VG as usual, but on this frequency for only one hour now; at 0759-1258 since Feb 12 per sked is on 7330 to Solomon Islands and PNG, rather than general ``Pacific`` for all other non-DRM transmissions, i.e. implying that the NNW-only antenna has been expanded from 2 to 5 hours a night, bad news for North America resulting in weakened 7330 signal thisaway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Feb 17 at 0605, VON is already on tonight in Hausa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4095-AM, Feb 17 at 0423 weak music S6-S8, 0449 still on with DJ live TC as ``11 before 5 o`clock`` and ID ``X-FM Shortwave``, offering QSL for e-reports. Off by next check 0556. Earlier in eve I had patrolled the three main pirate bands and found nothing: 3.4-3.5, 4.0-4.1 and 6.8-7.0 MHz. Tnx for tip on 4095 from Mike Newland in KY at 0235, then reported from across North America. Many more logs of this between 0127 and 0511*:,51099.0.html

** U S A [non]. 13590.056, Feb 16 a 1943, JBA carrier with talk catches my ear not only for being off-frequency, but the OSOB except for 13820 Cuban radio war. I hardly expected it to be VOA English via SAO TOME, as listed in Aoki. 13590 used by a number of IBB sites between 13 and 20 for various services: Thailand, Germany, Kuwait, the others presumably closer to nominal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1969 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, confirmed: ``World of Radio 1530-1600 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat as scheduled B18`` (but at 1200-1400 were on 6190 instead).

Confirmed Saturday February 16 after 2200 on WRMI 9955, fair.

Also confirmed UT Sun Feb 17 at 0449 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO with some CW QRhaM, about 14 minutes into, so started circa 0435. Next:

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 WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM, podcast:

** U S A. 3264.9, Feb 17 at 0013, WBCQ song not // 7490+, 5130+ or 9330+. 0058 enough signal to be sure it`s not // any of the others such as TimTron on 5. I wonder if the 24/7 ``burn-in`` initiation of 3265v is just plugged in to WHVW relay as others have noted at various times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775-, Feb 16 at 1940, no signal from KVOH; surely would propagate at least a trace by this hour if on; Saturday-only English is scheduled 1600-2100. Maybe downtime due to work on `new` transmitter? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENINIG DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, Feb 17 at 0655, WEWN dead air again at S9/S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Feb 17 at 1547, gospel huxter is JBA, a notable event for WJHR to be on and propagating with its pretend-SWBC transmitter. WRTH 2019 still says it`s 250-watts run at 1 kW PEP. Last time I logged was Jan 20, altho Wolfgang Bueschel heard it Feb 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15809.977, Feb 17 at 1548, S9+10 fading to S7, WTWW-3 is on after long silence, with gospel huxter // still much stronger 5085 WTWW-2 instead of rock or ham stuff, unusual, and so not // 9475- WTWW-1 SFAW. Tree of Life church, Woodland TN is finishing, 1550 odd time for WTWW ID and address break by Ted. Last time I heard it was Jan 6, on .983, and also reported by Ivo Ivanov. Today too he reports it from 1343, weak/fair (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5780.000 & 5840, Feb 17 at 0005, JBA carriers while KBC 5960 is inbooming from Germany, so I wonder if QRP Europeans are showing? 5780 could be Irish pirate Radio Harmony, and 5840 Danish non-pirate World Music Radio; nothing however on 5825, the other Dane (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1806 UT February 17