venerdì 28 febbraio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs February 26-27-28, 2020

** AUSTRIA [and non]. 5980, Feb 27 at 0251, carrier vs pointless pulse jamming from Cuba. At 0200-0300, AWR in Urdu, Punjabi via Moosbrunn (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 6754-USB, Feb 27 at 0237, CHR, Trenton Military, is back! Had been missing exactly a month, first noted absent January 27 also from 15034-USB daytime. Since then I have bandscanned past 15034 at least once daily, and 6754-USB less than nightly. 6754-USB is now S9+10 with usual ``no report received`` from many but not all, currently Lajes, Keflavik, Shannon, Prestwick. The same repeat a few times but not always with the same NRRs. 0241 ID ``This is Trenton Military, Time 0140 Z`` -- so they *still* haven`t set their clock from 61 minutes slow. Another sesquiweek and it should be almost right again, if DST/ST caused such confusion. Then into the usual rotation of Canadian bases, some of them NRR, until the next ID at 0246 as if ``0145 Z``.

15034-USB is also back, Feb 27 at 1546, VG peaking S9+30. The question is, how did all those Canadian military flights manage without CHR on SW for a month? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2023)

** CUBA. 6000, Feb 27 at 0250, RHC English is S9+10/20 but JB modulated; much better on only // 6145. Something`s always wrong at RHC. BTW, something you will not hear about on RHC! ---

Personal Hygiene in Cuba: Positively Medieval --- 'Is it possible to imagine a Cuban minister in 1958 telling the people that they cannot use soap or brush their teeth for three months?' by Roberto Álvarez Quiñones, Los Ángeles 17 Feb 2020 - 17:54 CET (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15369.2+, Feb 27 at 2319, quick check to reconfirm RHC is *Still* way off-frequency from 15370, day 16. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 6224-USB, Feb 27 at 0711, marine weather in Enzlish, numbers digit-by-digit, only concerning barometer, visibility, wind speed and direxion, probably for many locations I can`t copy on weak signal, around the coasts of NZ as this is exclusive channel for ZLM, Taupo Maritime Radio, as in EiBi, with numerous 32-minute broadcasts starting at :03 or :33 past the hours, but not every semihour. 0715 recites frequency list I can`t copy either but per EiBi they are: 2207, 4146, 6224, 8297, 12356, 16531 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7480, Feb 28 at 0331, anti-Christ pirate, Station YHWH is S9 but undermodulated, unreadable but recognisable; tnx to tip from Rick Barton in the Sonoran desert of AZ; his alternate night frequency, usually 7470 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 27 at 2319, VOT manages to be on air today during music break (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 6993.0-AM, Feb 27 at 0208, JBA carrier, S3-S4 also noted various night times recently. Presumed WH2XWF in Florida, as per previous reports, lastly in DXLD 18-22:

``6993, May 24 [2018] at 0000, JBA carriers, at least two beating from slightly different frequencies. Often audible but not logged since last September as in from presumed WH2XWF, experimental 164-watt transmitters with several locations in Florida, to study ionospheric disturbances, never IDing, nothing but dead air. The original info about these was in: (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

** U S A. 13554-CW, Feb 27 at 1455, HIFER beacon, JBA, heard WV sent twice, then fadeout or off before I could measure it. LWCA has it on 13554.98 from Richwood, West Virginia, i.e. almost 13555. Now regular K6FRC from California also audible better on 13565 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2023) 

** U S A [and non]. 13788, 13804, 13836, 13852, Feb 27 at 1459, spur carriers from Radio Martí 13820 Grimesland transmitter are again JBA, at slightly more than 16 kHz multiples; vs some splatter from jammer on 13820 out to the first order at least (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2022 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday February 26 at 2120 the 2100 on WRMI 7780, JBA on caradio once I get away from some powerlines 

Also confirmed Wed Feb 26 at 2215 the 2200 on WBCQ 7490.177v, fair S9-S7

Also confirmed UT Thu Feb 27 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, good via UTwente, JBA in Romania, not audible on SDRs in Finland, India

WORLD OF RADIO 2023 contents: Antarctica, Bougainville, Brasil, Bulgaria, Canada and non, China, Cuba, France, Germany and non, Israel, Jordan, Korea South, Kurdistan non, North America, Perú, Romania, Scotland non, Sudan, Taiwan non, Turkey, USA, Vanuatu; andt he propagation outlook

WOR 2023 is available as of 0314 UT Friday February 28
(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 to SSE
[usually starts with heavy jamming but maybe abates]
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 5850 to NW, 5010 to S, 7780 to NE
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 to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday 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:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, Feb 27 at 0223-0233+, S9+20 of dead air from WRNO. What`s the point of transmitting but not modulating? Is the site at Metairie LA unpersonned, mis-relying on remote control from Fort Worth? Anyway an improvement over usual gospel-huxtering (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1090, Feb 27 at 0702 UT, KAAY Little Rock AR keeps on going with commercials and SRN News, failing to provide any ToH deadairhole! So even less chance to ID anything else besides XEAU in its null, and het from 1089 UK. This had been going on since at least January 3 when I first reported it. We`ll hear if KAAY be permanently fixed (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1120, Feb 27 at 0659 UT, KTXW, Manor-Austin ID with KMOX St Louis nulled. KMOX certainly dominates at night, but I have long been hearing something else by nulling it, wondering if it were new 50 kW daytimer KCRN in Colorado, which a while ago was being reported at night; KTXW is supposed to be only 155 watts night, or is it 5600 day power? Both of them gospel huxters (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1160, Feb 27 at 0706 UT, KSL Salt Lake UT ID, then a minute of dead air until Jim Bohannon start at 0707, but with a subhost. Dratted IBOC from 1170 KFAQ Tulsa QRMs from 1157 peak, nulling as much as possible; and I suppose KSL return the disfavor on 1173, but much less obvious here so much closer to Tulsa (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1210, Feb 27 at 0708 UT, IDs in English for KUBR San Juan TX in the RGV and multi-station FM & AM network; otherwise, gospel-huxtering in Spanish, not to be mistaken for Mexican. I check this sometimes with KGYN nulled, for 50 kW daytimer in Michigan, WJNL which for months used to run reliably all night, but apparently not any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7525-USB, Feb 27 at 0220, 2-way unseems Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0453 UT February 28