venerdì 25 ottobre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs October 23-24-25, 2019

** ANTARCTICA. 15476-, Oct 24 at 1932, JBA carrier, so LRA36 is active this Thursday afternoon. In B-19, HFCC has no 15475 registrants at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 346 kHz, Oct 23 at 0612 UT, dash and YXL, 500 watts from Sioux Lookout, Ontario. This NDB is not destined for decommissioning, unlike 341, YYU, Kapuskasing, no longer mixing with local NDB EI;  now shows a bunch of other Canadians to be decommissioned as of March 26, 2020 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 24 at 1431, Trenton Military, ditto (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, Oct 23 at 1450, CRI Plus English to North America relay is S9+20 of open carrier/dead air except for some hum. Was it always thus for the entire bihour today? Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, Oct 24 at 1429, S9+20 of dead air from CRI in English. On WOR 2005 I have merely cited all the Something`s Always Wrong frequencies monitored the past week with no further details (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11550, Oct 23 at 1448, singing and drumming, another new frequency for Denge Welat and/or Turkish jamming, as there is nothing now on original 11530, nor recently jumped 11540 or 11520. 11550 seems to have a SAH hinting that both are on here at the moment. At 1459, talk and music continue past 1500 with no ID caught, but now I time the SAH at 2.4 Hz.

11510, Oct 24 at 1358, frequency of choice today, music and a JBA carrier on 11540, else? By 1426, only 11510; 1430 talk, S5-S7 with flutter.

11520, Oct 24 by 1921, the Kurdo-Turco radio war has shifted to here, S3-S7 of Kurdish? talk. 

11510, Oct 25 at 1421, JBA carrier only here; not surprising following G2 storm as long predicted, and K index still 3 at 1500.

So far this radio war has been on 11510, 11520, 11530, 11540, 11550, but they`d better avoid 11560 earlier not to collide with India.

Unless one understand Turkish or Kurdish it can be hard to tell which, but Emirler could be running 500 kW vs 100 kW from DW.

Wolfgang Bueschel provides this for comparison:
Denge Welat Kurdish radio Livestream is 16 seconds behind,;stream.mp3
Later I listened to it for a while to become more familiar with it.

Strangely, only recently has Turkey bothered to jam the PKK station.
Did Drumpf OK that too? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MOROCCO. 595.9, Oct 25 at 0608, JBA  carrier. Before a bandscan, see UNIDENTIFIED, I check for this first, as the low-power 50 kW Oujda transmitter of SNRT has been reported by Chris McWhinnie and Alan Pennington of the British DX Club, further off-frequency than usual 595 instead of 594, and there it is! Wolfgang Bueschel precisioned it at 595.896 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Oct 24 at 0615, no signal from VON, which is always VG when active; not heard on 9690- or 11770- either, tho one could be on and not propagating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 341 kHz, Oct 23 at 0611 UT. Enid Woodring Airport beacon EI continues to be heard, day or night: also at 1445 UT when I note a period of 8 seconds, which means quite a pause between each pair of dits. Also Oct 24 at 1355 UT check. At night there is no longer co-channel from dash and YYU, Kapuskasing, Ontario, which conforms has been Decommissioned. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1580, Oct 23 at 1502 UT, a SAH denoting more than one station, but one of them per ID at 1503 is KOKB Blackwell, still underpowered; and audio cuts out irregularly, unlike // 1020 KOKP Perry, where the audio is a few seconds ahead. The other 1580 likely our second closest, KHGG Van Buren AR, normally totally blocked daytime by KOKB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PITCAIRN [non]. 14185-USB, Oct 23 at 1455, pileup of weak hams on the publicized VP6R DX-pedition frequency. Itself not heard, but someone says ``split``, implying that it (or they) should be on a separate frequency. Not to be confused with Barbados, original island called VP6; why change? No luck on the 18 MHz band either, but it seldom opens utc [under-the-circumstances] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 7320-7325-7330, Oct 24 at 0614, DRM noise at S8; thought it might be WINB, but that`s not until 0700 in A-19, while RRI Tsiganeshti is in English and German WNW at 0530-0630. Neither scheduled in B-19 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 11670, Oct 24 at 1923, the REE African frequency is gone again while the other three are on, 9690, 11940, 12030. In B-19, the silent frequency to resume is 11685 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** U S A. 353 kHz, Oct 23 at 0614 UT, confusing NDB MCW ID changes from one time to the next: INLN, four letters? NO, it`s two different beacons mixing at slightly different periods. They are exactly the same pitch and same frequency. I ran into this before, these:

353 IN USA MN International Falls - Ray 100 48 28 53 -93 16 41 
353 LI USA AR LITTLE ROCK               400 34 40  8 -92 18 20

** U S A. 13565-CW, Oct 24 at 1426, K6FRC HIFER beacon again audible from Patterson CA, and no others on this band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2004 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday October 23 starting at 2100:30 on WBCQ 7490.1, poor S6-S8; their clock is running late, or previous program always runs over/tight, not leaving enough time for full ID; but no problem, this flexibility is an advantage as nothing is cut off.

Also confirmed UT Thu October 24 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, poor S8-S9.

WORLD OF RADIO 2005 Contents: Albania non, Antarctica, Argentina non, Canada, China non, Cook Islands, Cuba, Ecuador, Eritrea non, France, Germany, Hawai`i, Iran*, Ireland, Japan* and non, Kiribati, Korea South and non, Kurdistan non, Mali, México, Morocco, New Zealand*, North America, Oklahoma, Pitcairn, Pridnestrovye, San Andrés, Sudan non, Turkey, Ukraine and non, USA, Zambia; propagation outlook; *B-19 schedules. 

WOR 2005 is available as of 0414 UT Friday October 25
(mp3 stream)
(mp3 download)

Or via
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
0629vUT Saturday  HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday  Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [alt weeks, Oct. 26]
1300 UT Saturday  WRMI 15770 [NEW] to NE
1430 UT Saturday  HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1130 UT Sunday    HLR 7265-CUSB Germany [ex-1030] to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 17850, Oct 24 at 1928, JBA carrier, suspected 3 x 5950 WRMI; 17775 KVOH is already off, but 17530 Grimesland is still on; and that`s it for 16m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, Oct 24 at 0620, WWCR S9+20 of dead air; tsk2, guess TOMBS feed failed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Oct 24 at 1430, WJHR preaching is JBA. In B-19 it`s the only registrant on 15555, claiming unbelievable 50 kW, at 5 degrees; and if they shift to 15550 again will collide with France at 1530-1630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, Oct 25 at 1422, WEWN Spanish is S5-S6 but JBM; at least it`s not spurring around (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, Oct 25 at 1207 UT, ad string in Ukrainian looping NE/SW, one for auto parts, ID mentioning Ukrainian Radio, 1211 song. We know this is WNDZ, Portage IN, Ethnic/brokered for the Chicago market. No problem yet from KMMJ and this is axually better than WBBM which has to contend with KSPI. WNDZ is 15 kW direxional daytimer, from 1200 UT in October, 1230 in November. Pattern centered on NW, but broad with considerable to the SW, notch SE toward Atlanta (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 900, Oct 25 at 1214 UT, nulling KSGL Wichita, I have something else roughly E/W with ID mentioning 900 and 94.9 --- so most likely KHOZ, Harrison AR, U1 1000/62/64 ``Bootz 94.9`` where the FM is a mere translator; per NRC AM Log, tho there`s one other 94.9 combo, WATV in AL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1440, Oct 25 at 1226 UT, RCC discussion in English, as KEXB, University Park TX, has stopped stunting referring to KTNO move to 620; Paul Walker says it`s Relevant Radio. Can a call change be far behind, since KEXB signified the kaput format, Excellence in Business? Soon overtaken by Topeka, KMAJ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 25 at 0609-0618: this time on the R-75 I am tuning LSB, 1 kHz above 9 kHz channels, instead of the usual USB 1 kHz below; this could turn up some different ones with different 10-kHz channel QRM/splash situations: 531, 585, 603, 612, 621, 666(2), 684, 693, 711, 729(2), 747*, 774(2), 792, 801, 837, 8446, 855(2), 882, 936, 999, 1017, 1098, 1107, 1125(2), 1179(2) but none higher. * means stronger than the others; (2) means at least two carriers beating. See also MOROCCO! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3272-USB, Oct 25 at 1234, 2-way discussing other frequencies which may be better such as ``zero-3-9``; ``A7A`` also mentioned, maybe this one or net designator; MARS? Nothing further heard here. No significant hits on 3272 or 3.272 searching the entire UDXF io group (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9341.25-USB, Oct 24 at 1356, 2-way in Spanish; Intruder if we consider the 31m SWBC extend beyond (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2027 UT October 25