lunedì 27 aprile 2020

Glenn Hauser logs April 26-27, 2020

** ALASKA. 9580, April 27 at 1454, ending `Creation Moment`, anti-science nonsense, then rock music, and KNLS closing with English schedule for ``New Life Station`` including 13760 at 03 for S Asia, i.e. via Madagascar. This confirms that not all the English hours from MWV Mahajanga are African Pathways Radio as one schedule asserted. Alaska had resumed on April 23 after 3+ weeks off, not clear exactly why, expenses?

Supposedly current sked for both is here: including KNLS English: 08 on 9695; 10 on 9580; 12 on 9795 and 7355; 14 on 9580 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ALASKA. 9730, April 27 at 1502, rock song at S4-S6, clearly a station that does not believe in news on the hour --- or any news at all about the *real* world. 9730 is heavily used by China, North Korea, Vietnam and Myanmar, but Aoki shows this one-hour window for KNLS in Russian; only possible competition being SOH Taiwan relaying RFA up to 20 hours a day including this one. In fact, it`s the same KNLS-2 transmitter I just heard in English before 1500 on 9580, but now 30 degrees clockwise at 300 degrees for ``E Central Russia`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 9680, April 27 at 1501, S5-S9 open carrier, presumably CNR1 jammer against Taiwan not turned off yet, but could be vice versa. Aoki/NDXC shows jammer site as Kunming (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [non]. 11640, April 26 at 2125, chat in English about the value of reading books, African accent, S4-S5. It`s CRI via MALI, that odd half-hour broadcast until 2130, or is it expansion of the previous one-hour? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5040, April 27 at 0550, RHC in Spanish instead of English during this hour, S9+30. Something`s always cockeyed at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13763 & 13637 approx., April 27 at 1406, RHC `Sonido Cubano` music back on big distorted S9 spurblobs, about plus/minus 63 kHz out of 13700-AM transmitter. Useless in SSB tuning but audible in AM or FM, and with the F# tone in FM. JBA on second-orders circa 13573 & 13827. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [non]. 7335, April 27 at 0554, Radio Martí music at S9+20, apparently hit parade having reached #1, no jamming audible at first unlike slightly weaker // 7365 S9+10/20. 0559 elaborate ID, ``siempre contigo``. 0600 becomes `Radio Revoltillo`, show of revolting comments, dated jueves 23 de abril, so a replay; also counts number of days to end of year. Jamming now audible under 7335. Nothing on 5980 now except jamming as no RM until 0700; and 6030 audible under jamming. Comments about how the Great October Revolution was really in November due to calendar changes. 0613 takes phone call to a 305 number, evidently from another exile; or contact via

RM has other music shows late at night. Better enjoy all this while you can, as overnight 04-10 UT transmissions on SW are to be canceled effective May 2, apparently due to a major budget cut. RM is the main output of Grimesland, vs only a few VOA transmissions in Bambara, French, Hausa, English, so we fear this could be the beginning of the end for the ``Greenville`` site (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9, April 27 at 0554 tune-in, big VON carrier cuts off immediately, unknown if ever came back. At least they tried (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2031 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday April 27 at 0130 on WRMI 7780 - only, VG via Maine SDR; repeated at 0230.

Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 27 starting at 0305 on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5130-, stably a few Hz on minus side, after an ancient Jean Shepherd stream-of-consciousness monolog ran over, concluding with his peppy themesong - what was it? Axually better here, S9+10/20 than to a Rochester remote where there were storms. Alternate 6160v NOT on the air.

WOR 2031 presumably confirmed UT Mon Apr 27 at 0330 on WRMI 9955; checked previous semihour during RPI it was S9+10. Next:

1800vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Dan Sheedy, Encinitas, CA, who sent a generous US$ cheque to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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** U S A. 9955, Sunday April 26 at 2120, WRMI with chat between W&M about their favorite TV shows; it`s `The Lab` for a semihour, easily overlooked and last reported in September as in DXLD 19-39, with quotation from WRMI program page still there, outdated info lacking this very airing, IDing them as Kate Holiday and Ryan Rivers (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1656 UT April 27