venerdì 22 novembre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs November 21-22, 2019

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Nov 21 at 2048, still folk music fill instead of Radio Tirana programming via WRMI at 2030. Meanwhile we are getting to the bottom of what`s gone wrong: (gh)

``[WOR] Albania - Radio Tirana Live Stream --- Gday Glenn and all on --- I have had some success with hearing Radio Tirana directly from their website, today approx 0915 UT with local pop music, different to the current fare we’d be getting via WRMI (which is the collection of Albanian folk music, followed by the Albanian national anthem Hymni I Flamurit “song of the flag”).

Without my computer open, I can’t source the exact IP address for the stream at present but I will get it to everyone ASAP.

I have always suspected that WRMI get their daily recordings of RT from and have been assuming (without researching further) that the German third-party podcasts have the timer set and either haven’t changed it yet or they’re receiving the same stuff day after day from RT live stream.

Might be time to email Klara and see if she’s still working? It’s not holiday time in Albania (however Independence Day is Nov 28). Regards, (Brian Powell (VK2FBAJ), Southern Suburbs of Sydney, Australia, Sent from my iPhone, Nov 21, WOR iog via WORLD OF RADIO 2009, DXLD)``

`` and WRMI forgot the DST change and therefore, they continue recording the livestream of "Radio Tirana Internaciona (RTI)" at 1600-1630 UT.

1600-1630 UT was 18.00-18.30 CEST, so they recorded the English program during summer. Now during winter, they should have shifted their recording time to 1700-1730 UT which is 18.00-18.30 CET, but they forgot to do so.

By the way: It's the same Albanian folk music every day, as it represents the last 30 of an old 90 minute program in Albanian language which is not updated any more. Only the foreign language programs on this stream are updated daily, from Monday to Saturday.

The reason for not updating the Albanian language program is simple:
There is a new 24-hour channel for the Albanian diaspora named "Radio Tirana 3":

Here is a schedule of all broadcasts of the external service of Radio Tirana:
73, (Alexander Busneag, Germany, WOR iog via WORLD OF RADIO 2009, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

I have forwarded this info to Jeff White and at his suggestion also to Christian Milling of so maybe by next week they can get this straightened out.

UT Friday November 22 I am checking again: 9395, WRMI at 0146 is JBA with talk but unseems Radio Tirana as shown on one version of schedule. By 0228, 9395 has recovered to S9! rockmusic, on Oldies stream with its one spot commercial for some airline, but cut off at 0230 sharp to join the same folk music fill inhabiting the Radio Tirana audiofile (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 9765, Thu Nov 21 at 1551, sounds like an hymn, S3-S5 with flutter. It`s RBA at 1530-1600 in Korean, except Mon & Fri the second half in English, per Aoki/NDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 6134.819, Nov 21 at 0753, JBA signal vs bonker on the plus side; presumed Radio Santa Cruz on well-known split frequency; used to be a regular, best Bolivian in the evenings, but seems they sign off (and on) rather early: Mark Taylor, WI in the NASWA Flashsheet reports them Nov 12 at 2300, but off the air shortly after 2426 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2009, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6125, Nov 21 at 0755, Cuban pulse jamming vs nothing, as Radio Martí finishes its newest frequency at 0400. Bodes ill for other 6125s such as Turkey to us right from 0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) But see TURKEY

** CUBA. 5039.997, Nov 22 at 0109, RHC almost on-frequency but suptorted, squealing in Kriyol, and with spurblobs approx. 3-4 kHz above and below. At 0149 check it`s in Arabic! absurdly at 0130, as that still substitutes for French, also at other times. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7140 & 7180, Nov 22 at 0340, equal continuous JBA AM carriers intruding in the hamband, presumed the two VOBME programs at peak morning propagation time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 6045, Nov 21 at 0756, KBS World Radio ending its Korean hour via Woofferton, but with noise jamming from Korea North like on 6015; this late/early, E Asia is already propagating here too. NK is not trying to jam KBS in this case; rather Voice of Freedom clandestine directly from the South; inadvertently double-birding (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 15155, Nov 21 at 1836 YL in English with heavy accent about meningitis, and anti-smoking advice, at first wondering if SMTV but not // 15770; instead the other station obsessed with health (could be worse), AWR as scheduled this semihour, 250 kW, 320 degrees from Talata also USward, S9+10/20, making it and Cuba 15140 the SSOBs and indeed only significant signals on 19m; 1838 ``stay healthy and God bless``, bit of music and AWR contact address in Kenya.

Strangely, HFCC shows same 1830-1900 transmission is also registered as 250 kW, 255 degrees from Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, but certainly not this time. Backup/alternative, I guess.

13670, Nov 21 at 1840, the other Madagascan, Mahajanga with African Pathways Radio on MWV is also inbooming at S9+10/20, far beyond its target area (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Earthquake! A while since we have felt and seen definite shaking in Enid. For just a few seconds at 0544:10 UT November 22, as I am concluding this report. In a few minutes, USGS displays details:

``4.0 magnitude! 15 km E of Enid, Oklahoma, 2019-11-22 05:44:36 (UTC), 3.9 km deep`` --- well I am certain of the time 26 seconds earlier per my watch corrected by WWV. A rather big one (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 6125, Nov 22 at 0419, VOT belting out a Turkish song; 0420 `Did You Know That?`; fair S9 with choppy fading and hard to copy but no Cuban jamming overrun audible now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 5845, Nov 21 at 1556, English lesson for Koreans, S9/S7 and the SSOB this late. It`s BBC`s new relay via USAGM Tinang, PHILIPPINES, at 1530-1830, on the good old 21-degree azimuth which carries on well beyond North Korea into North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Nov 21 at 1544, K6FRC beacon is JBA as it often shows up around sunrise in Patterson CA, but not later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15580, Nov 21 at 1832, VOA sports program via BOTSWANA; announcer gets carried away like a mini-Blalock, so at first I wondered if a gospel huxter had overtaken the frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2009 contents: Alaska, Albania non, Armenia, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Iran and non, Ireland and non, Japan, Korea South & North, Myanmar, New Zealand, Oman, Russia, South Carolina non, Turkey, UK, USA, Uzbekistan, Zambia; obituary; and the propagation outlook

WOR 2009 is available as of 0251 UT Friday November 22
(mp3 stream)
(mp3 download)

Or via
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2300 UT Friday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
1300 UT Saturday  WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE 9395? to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 9330.00, Nov 21 from before 1930, WBCQ-6 has resumed World`s Last Chance Radio programming as first noted by Ivo Ivanov and Richard Langley. On afternoons/evenings of Nov 17-18-19-20 this had carried a variety of other `test` programming. UT Nov 22 at 0055, still VG with WLC. Unlike some evenings, MUF has not plunged and still going 0335 at S9+40/50. We`ll see if they can keep it going this time with nothing but WLC, supposedly 24 hours alternating English and Arabic at various azimuths on rotatable 9330 antenna only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0603 UT November 22