venerdì 31 gennaio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs January 30-31, 2020

** BRAZIL. 3365, Jan 31 at 0029, no JBA carrier here from R. Cultura de Araraquara, unlike 24 hours ago, so maybe gone for good; but did not try remotes again (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 9630.345v, Jan 30 at 2251, R. Aparecida is on now with split frequency which I have not been hearing late at night, like 9666v Voz Missionaria; now Aparecida is also // on 11856.303v amid the Cuban mess. Might audiblize their Saturday DX program, but what`s the time, 2100? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 395-MCW kHz, Jan 30 at 0726 UT, dash and YL, 1600 watt NDB at Lynn Lake, Manitoba, which is more than a megameter NNW of Winnipeg, even beyond Flin Flon, not far from the SK border; or 2286 km from me (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, Jan 30 at 0654, this is the only VG signal and modulation of The Cuban Five in English; 6145 is fair; 6100 JBM; 6000 suptorted; 5040 strong but squealy overmodulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC ::: (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13740, Jan 30 at 1551, RHC still on a couple hours late with dead air at S9+10/20; forgot to turn it off? While 13700 is normally modulating with no spurs today; something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15696 & 15704 approx., Jan 30 at 1553, squealyspurs in the sidebands of CRI Plus relay, which sounds OK on 15700 itself. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11860, Jan 30 at 2238, RHC English is S9+40 with VG modulation; but 11850, RHC Spanish is S9+20 and just barely modulated; along with its -10 kHz spur on 11840 rating S9-S8 but with no modulation audible; its mate on +10, 11860 is JBA QRMing the jamming which is still running against OCB. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** JAPAN. 9890, Jan 30 at 2249, NHK Japanese is VG S9+10/20, still amazingly strong for a broadcast listed for the opposite direxion to SE Asia; as I continue to suspect it`s erroneously azimuthed thisaway from Yamata. This time a long-path echo is also barely audible during brief fades (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4117-USB, Jan 30 at 0026, pirate music found here after nothing on the 6.9 MHz band; S9+10 but generally too poor to enjoy the music or copy exactly what the DJ says, but I can recognize some of it; now it`s ``My Old Friend Martin`` (Luther King). 0029 ``Linden Tree``; i.e. string of folk songs; 0034 DJ mentions folk music, downtown Los Angeles, wish this could be in stereo; long pause at 0035, Santana; 0049 says station is a work in progress; banjo song; 0058 blues, 0102 another. 0105 says listened to his own audio and it sounds wonderful; hasn`t bought a CD in 20 years; brief noise bursts; 0111 talks over music, blues; 0117 still going with YL song, ``Let`s Call the Whole Thing Off``; 0122 more folk music; 0125 song with guitar and fiddle; 0128 YL group song or overdubbing; 0132 ``Universal Soldier``; 0134 DJ says he hasn`t heard that in decades, and should play another from same CD. Next recheck at 0153, it`s off. Never heard any ID and wonder if he ever gave one. Now to check HFU:,62764.0.html Many logs there say it was Zeke`s Attic, with much more complete playlists; and Harold Frodge say he pronounces it Zee-kee. Please QSL? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PHILIPPINES. 9450, Jan 30 at 2259, ``Jesus Saves`` IS from FEBC Bocaue, 2300 sounds Thai-like, music with flute and drum. It`s Iu Mien at 2300-2330, which is spoken by 400K each in S China and Vietnam, per EiBi; for whom original religions are not good enough. Some splash from 9455 WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11820.045, Jan 30 at 2240, SBC Qur`an is S9-S7, always off+frequency; a sign of spring as this has not really been propagating in the depth of winter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Thu Jan 30 at 2300, REE with `Amigos de la Onda Corta`, first discussion of TVE in Catalunya, and a museum preserving RNE artifacts; S9+20/30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 30 at 2301, quick check confirms VOT English on the air today, with disclaimer not to expect any Breaking News on this or the 0400 broadcast, recorded earlier; relatively poor signal compared to Spain on 9690 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 426-MCW kHz, Jan 30 at 0720 UT, very strange beacon ID because two are overlapping at same pitch: I do copy SU and then a Z. But in between unclear what. Must be two I have logged before individually, but even after a few minutes now they have not diverged, like periods synchronized rather than taking turns. Apparently the two 25-watters, IZS in Montezuma, Georgia, and UV in Oxford, Mississippi (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2019 contents: Albania non, Argentina non, Bolivia, Bougainville, Brasil, Canada, Cuba, Germany, Indonesia, Korea South & North, Mali, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Russia and non, Spain, Turkey, UK, USA; dangers of 5G; propagation outlook

WOR 2019 is available as of 2325 UT Thursday January 30
(mp3 stream)
(mp3 download)

Or via
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2300 UT Friday    WRMI 9955
[usually starts with heavy jamming but maybe abates;
try a remote KiwiSDR in Colombia]
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 5850, 5010, 7780
1300 UT Saturday  WRMI 15770
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 9395
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania?
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13685-13690-13695, Jan 30 at 1550, WINB-DRM noise is S9+10; that is noise on the top half, beepery on the bottom half, never explained. Summary for `Wavescan` Dec 29 says they have 3 x 15 kW DRM transmitters; strange, as never heard on more than one at a time, and sounds more like the registered 50 kW than 15; likewise 7310-7315-7320 late in the night. Or maybe 15+15+15 kW at a time? (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 2019)

** U S A. 690, Jan 31 at 0113-0130+ UT as I am bandscanning MW for any sign of live coverage of acting president Drumpf Impeachment Trial --- zilch --- I can`t help but notice KGGF Coffeyville KS in dead air. Clearly this, the normally dominant signal here day and night, tho the OC facilitates several other signals, notably Spanish presumably XEN rather than Cuba. By 0151 check, KGGF has revived with condescending financial advice to a very indebted ex-medical student in danger of burning out: work very long hours for a few years (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1090, Jan 30 at 0701 UT, yet another check of what`s happening at Cumulus` KAAY Little Rock AR: PSA and illegal ID ``AM 1090 KAAY``, 0701.6 into mandatory dead air circa ToH; 0705 revives, JIP tail end of SRN news, 0705.5 gospel music (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 8992-USB, Jan 30 at 2256, US military alfanumeric crypto message but with heavy RTTY QRM, one carrier zeroing at 8993.6. Both stop about the same time, 2258, making me think that is not coincidental; same transmitter? I was looking for 8989 el pescador predicador nicaragüense, no show (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12469.50-USB, Jan 30 at 2229, contact between two YLs, unusual in Spanish, conveying traffic, reading out some document with ``dos puntos`` = colon, maybe URLs, but also mentions ``grados`` = degrees so maybe about weather or navigation. Much spelling out fonetikally, employing the English A-B-Cs --- ``November`` etc., but otherwise in perfect non-colloquial Spanish. And not a word about putas! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15111.11-USB, Jan 30 at 2157, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, INTRUDERS; 2158 one of them whistles, and with engine noise in background (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15803-USB, Jan 30 at 2213-2223, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, discussing putas, etc.; not INTRUDERS into the 19m SWBC band if you buy that it ends at 15800 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) 

This report dispatched at 0511 UT January 31