giovedì 31 marzo 2022

Media & Tech - 31/03/2022

Geomag storms - Geophysical Alert Message (WWV)

Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2022, 03:04:20 PM GMT
Subject: Geophysical Alert Message (WWV)

:Product: Geophysical Alert Message wwv.txt
:Issued: 2022 Mar 31 1500 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Geophysical Alert Message
Solar-terrestrial indices for 30 March follow.
Solar flux 151 and estimated planetary A-index 8.
The estimated planetary K-index at 1500 UTC on 31 March was 4.

Space weather for the past 24 hours has been strong.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level occurred.
Solar radiation storms reaching the S1 level occurred.
Radio blackouts reaching the R3 level occurred.

Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be strong.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G3 level are likely.
Solar radiation storms reaching the S1 level are expected.
Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level are likely.

Radio Igloo will be on air again on Wednesday April 6th 2022

Hello all Radio Igloo lovers

Last summer, on June 3rd, we broadcast a program via WRMI in Florida. In the program we informed about The Westcoast DX-Club and members of the club introduced themselves and played their favorite music.
Unfortunately, the broadcast was not heard very well in Europe and it was also transmitted in the middle of the night.
We have received several requests for a replay from a transmitter in Europe and at a time that suits us better.

This will take place on Wednesday, April 6th at 18.00 -19.00 UTC on the frequency 6185 kHz.

We hope and believe that this broadcast will be well heard throughout Europe and that our information and music will be appreciated.

Greetings from
The Radio Igloo Team
lyssningsrapporterna till

Media & Tech - 31/03/2022 Speciale Ukraina

Glenn Hauser logs March 30, 2022

** ALASKA. 6780-6815, approx. range of huge S9+20/30 HAARP noise, active again March 30 at 0633. Also I detect an AM carrier amid on 6800 - is that part of HAARP? Nothing listed in Aoki. Others also heard it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ALGERIA [non]. 9620, March 30 at 0623, melodic Qur`aning, S8-S9 from TDA via Issoudun, FRANCE. Amuse yourself with this: which mixes in numerous imaginary broadcasts covering 24 hours from the still not completed own sites at Ourgla and Bechar, as in Arabic only; while the real ISS listings include French and Aao.

That`s ``ao Algerian Saharan Arabic`` from huge language abbr. list revised in December 2021, part of the A-22 zippack at HFCC; most of them we have never heard of, let alone heard. There is no ao or aao in EiBi`s less comprehensive yet extensive readme.txt language list (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, March 30 at 1434, LRA36 is on this Wednesday, music and ID immediately, JBA into Brasília #1 SDR, slightly better into Campo, where someone from Salem is already on it; just noise at Pardinho. 1441 nominal schedule of ``miércoles 11 a 13``, = 14-16 UT; but already off by 1519 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9409.995, March 30 at 1544, R. Cairo terribly distorted with humwhine into UTwente, new A22 frequency for 1500 Albanian hour, ex-9440. Stays on past 1600 timesignal, music, 1604 Qur`an until cut off at 1605*. Something`s always egregious in Egypt. Nothing from Cairo is scheduled at 16-17. 9410 is a legacy BBC GOS/WS frequency, once exclusively English from UK only. Now in use most of the day in variety of languages and sites, English at 15-16 via Oman, but I could not detect it under Cairo blob. USAGM and China are also on 9410 at times (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GREECE. 9420, March 30 at 0339-0416+, great music selexion from VOG, tune after tune seguéd but no announcements; some instrumental, some vocal, some Greek, some not, e.g. Cuban rhythm at 0349, no pauses. 0401 Greek timecheck as ``UTC: tessera``, ID ``Edho Athina, I Foni tis Hellados`` and back to music. Good reception direct thru interior longwire during storm, with selective fading to brand this as via ``the dynamic medium of international shortwave, between the AM and FM bands``. On what may be ERT`s penultimate day on the air forever. Is there anything definite about the proposed closure as of March 31? Hasten to hear it while we can (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 341 MCW kHz, March 30 at 0640, whoopee! Enid`s own and only ND beacon, EI at Woodring Airport, is back on after long absence. Still at 1757, ID every 8 seconds. I`ve been checking for it every night and sometimes day. Meanwhile, noise level permitting, OIN in Oberlin KS has been heard on 341: and often also audible along with EI.

Last time I logged EI was August 1, 2021; and first time reported missing, August 9. Since then there have been a few scattered reports by others alleging they heard it. Possibly sporadic, on air at some time I was not checking. The comprehensive RNA list shows EI 341 last logged 2021-10-18 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** RUSSIA [non]. 1395, March 30 at 1836, the 18-19 UT R. Svoboda relay in Russian via ARMENIA is still going at this check, good S7/S9 into Tambov, Russia SDR, but with splash from adjacent 1386 stronger S9+15 relay of same via closer LITHUANIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** RUSSIA [non]. 9370, March 30 at 1911, the 19-20 UT R. Svoboda relay via secret site, Armenia? is reconfirmed, S9+15 into Bryansk, Russia SDR. No jamming but above some CCI? or rather voice-over translation -- something which should be avoided on SW -- once established as such for a few seconds. Still nothing about this in HFCC or Aoki. Left on in background for rest of hour until 2000* and did not notice any breaks (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Wed March 30 at 2200, token English from REE is VG S9+30/40 for us; 15520 for ME S9/S5 off the back; 11940 S5/S7 for S America; 11685 for Africa S3/S6. Amy Egan hosts, after news over to Gil Carbajal with interviews about a revival produxion in Madrid of Prokofiev`s opera `Fiery Angel`. It was suppressed by USSR and the composer never witnessed a performance, how sad. He did rework many of the themes into his Third Symphony. I`m not familiar with it and wonder if and when The Met performed it? Wikipedia mentions no performances in America, just western Europe except for a recording by the Kirov Opera, Leningrad. Unfortunately, very little of the music is heard during the REE interviews. I take this opportunity to urge that despite Putin the Putrid, we must not reject Russian culture, including the greatest composers ever. For me, no music is more moving than that of Chaikofsky/Tschaikowsky --- whose treatment by other despots was shameful (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, March 30 at 2204, nothing but RTTY audible direct, no VOT English even switching to LSB only. Not checking UTwente until 2251, only S8/S9 of Chinese on 9830.004, i.e. CNR1 Beijing 572 site at 2025-0100, not a jammer. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, March 30 at 0500, Ukrainian Radio 1 via WRMI, brief Ukrainian language opening, 0500.7 into English, `Ukraine: Security Issues`, until 0506 back to UU. S9+15/20 into UTwente, but to Russian SDRs: Khimki JBA, Izhevsk JBA; Pskov: better. So recording of 0000 broadcast now containing English bit, ex-0100, to play 5 hours later is back in synch. There are no KiwiSDRs active in Ukraine, but some nearby in Romania, Russia (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2131 monitoring: zzz thru Wed Mar 30 at 1030 on WRMI 5850; did anyone hear it?

Confirmed Wednesday March 30 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490v. Monitoring direct at first, not even a carrier can be detected in high storm noise level: there is none nearby now, but plenty Blitz across Mississippi, into LA/TN/KY; also scattered storms over NM mountains. So I have to check via Maryland remote where it`s S7/S9 vs storm noise but OK on webcast. An hour later at 2159 direct, JBA carrier detectable in storm noise. Next:

0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW [new]

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, who sent a generous equinoxial check on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute, via PayPal not necessarily in US$ to woradio at

Next new WOR 2132 should be ready for download early UT Friday April 1 for first broadcasts at 0130 on WRMIs 5850 & 7730-ex-7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9975, March 30 at 0625, KVOH still on with praise music in
English, S9+10, rather than 0600*. I guess they turn off the
transmitter whenever they get around to it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** URUGUAY. 28485 USB, March 30 at 2209, CX7RM and stronger Juan, CX4RT both on frequency making faraway contacts if not each other:

CX7RM Uruguay flag Uruguay
Pablo Goldaracena Sommaruga
Punta del Este

Lots of photos at:

CX4RT Uruguay flag Uruguay
Avda Victor Hugo casi Lope De Vega
Punta del Este 20100

Lots of photos at:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-oceanic JBA MW carrier search, March 30 at 0635 UT: 846, 1044, 1215-2, 774: likely Kiritimati, Spain, UK, Spain resp.: 774 a bit early for Japan or Australia (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0002 UT March 31

Agenda DX 31/03/2022

Radio Tamandarè, Brasile 890 Khz (1951)
Radiobras, Brasile 11780-6185 Khz (1976)
WOWO, Indiana 1190 Khz (1925)
KFI, Los Angeles 640 Khz (1922)
WWL, New Orleans 890 Khz (1922)

mercoledì 30 marzo 2022

New schedule and QSL card for IRRS Nexus

Hello There from IRRS & NEXUS-IBA,

NEXUS-IBA, IRRS, IPAR and European Gospel Radio's latest A22 frequency and program schedules (March 27-Oct. 30, 2022) are now available at: .

Also, our latest e-QSL card is out and is dedicated to all the people in Ukraine. It was designed by a young German artist who joins us in expressing a message of hope to the people in Ukraine because there is always hope for a better future.

We invite listeners all over Europe (including those in the conflict zones) to listen to our new and more powerful broadcast on AM/Medium Wave 1323 kHz daily from 1700-21:10 UTC (summer). These MW broadcasts are in addition to our daily Shortwave broadcasts to Europe on 7290 kHz (1800-1900 UTC, summer) with news and inspirational programs to reach those in the current conflict zones.

To receive our e-QSL card, please send your reception report to Unfortunately, we have discontinued our PO BOX or any postal mail address for listeners' correspondence. Also, we cannot reply to QSL requests by snail mail.

If you wish to know more and support our broadcasting efforts to the current conflict areas, please visit our web pages:

You may also donate to our fund to sponsor the cost of airtime and allow us to continue our broadcasts at high power:

Stay tuned!

Best 73s,

Ron Norton NEXUS-Int'l Broadcasting Association

Media & Tech - 30/03/2022

Wolfgang Bueschel observations

U.K. / CHINA mainland
15740 kHz BBC ENC Woofferton weekdays 13-15 UT only, noted in 13-14 UT slot today March 30,

BUT HEAVY QRM from neighbour CNR1 mainland JAMMING on upper flank, on 15745 kHz, (!) 16 kHz wideband audio modulation from mainland China, ? against whom ? jamming transmission on 15745 exact kHz switched OFF after 14.00 UT time pips at 14.00:05 UTC !

BBC ENC Woofferton remained on 15740 kHz S=9+30dB powerhouse in Europe, European Russia, Novosibirsk RUS, Delhi India.

I do not understand what the objective of CNR1 jamming on 15745 kHz til 14.00 UT is ? , 15737 to 15753 kHz wide range against Taiwanese SoH Mandarin ? likely ?

offer for the ENC fq management organization, there is a large free frequency range at 15720 and 15725 kHz in Russia and Central Asia at the same time slot 13, 14 UT.

73 wb df5sx

BBC on 15740

15750 kHz Very strong China mainland digital NOISE JAMMING noted on S=9+15dB level, (10 kHz wideband jamming block noise at 11.20 UT.) Jamming NOISE similar as against US RFA Tibetan language channels.

nothing heard on clear channel 15740 kHz, BBC Woofferton scheduled at 12-15 UT only.

Checked US AGM RMS monitoring log at Kiev embassy.

73 wb df5sx


U.K. 15740 kHz BBC ENC Woofferton seemingly weekdays 13-15 UT only,
Sat/Sun also 11-13 UT time slot too,

see on file March 30 at 09.09 UT:

at 12.00 UT noted neighbour
15750 kHz US AGM Urdu sce
via Kuwait and last hour Udorn Thani relay outlet then:
15750 0700 1200 40E,41NW KWT 250 78 8 216 270322 291022 Urdu KWT AGM
15750 1200 1300 40E,41NW UDO 250 304 24 226 270322 291022 Urdu THA AGM

S=9+25dB -54dBm strong signal noted in Delhi SDR and similar
at Japan remotedly at 12 UT.

But only S=8 or -79dBm at Novosibirsk, Siberian Russia target

73 wb df5sx

Radio New Zealand log

NEW ZEALAND ex9700 kHz co-ch US AGM outlet, R NZ Pacific Rangitaiki, not 9470 kHz instead, due of XJBS Urumqi China in Kazakh language channel covered.

9695.007 kHz S=9+20dB signal noted in Edmonton Alberta CAN at 10.48 UT on Wed March 30, Big Band Dance Orchestra mx of 50ties, 60ties performed...

73 wolfie df5sx

Media & Tech - 30/03/2022 Speciale Ukraina

Glenn Hauser logs March 29-30, 2022

** CHINA. 9889.999, March 29 at 1955, open carrier, S9+30/35 into UTwente as I am tuning around for Cairo and Ankara, but 1958 music, 2000 one pip and Chinese fully modulated. CRI Beijing site to Europe scheduled this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9869.76, March 29 at 1956-1957* music and off, presumably end of Russian hour from R. Cairo as now scheduled, signature offfrequenciness, into UTwente (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9440, March 29 at 2223 direct, JBA carrier, hard to believe it`s Cairo in English direct but nothing else is registered A22 in HFCC at 2115-2245, nor as copied in Aoki. Cairo had been reported March 27 on 9440, but not March 28.

9900 however has two weak signals, one about 9899.8 typical of Cairo and the other in Chinese. Then via UTwente at 2235, Cairo is definitely on 9899.759, customarily just barely modulated at S9+45. But in A-22, ``9900`` is now allegedly for Portuguese at 2215-2330; AFAIK the S American services had not made a comeback on whatever frequencies: Arabic 2330-0045 on 9885 but unchecked; Spanish 0045-0200 on 9890. But checking 9890 at 0055 March 30 into UTwente, there is a weak signal in Portuguese! listing a bunch of transmissions with CRI-like music and off. Not in HFCC or Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRAN. 9855.002, March 29 at 2003, American English talking about Shiites and prison, but interjexions in Arabic or Persian, including ``In-shallah``s, S9+20/30 // weaker 9835.007, S9/+15 into UTwente, but much lower modulation. End of sermon? reverbs at 2006, then to YL ID as Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran; song; 2007 ``You have been listening to ---`` as if signing off, on internet, SW, FM and satellite with A22 frequencies: to Indian subcontinent at 1520-1620 on 11865; to Europe on 9855, South Africa on 9835, at 1920-2020; in Tehran on FM 91.5; Hotbird, Eutelsat, IranSat [? WRTH says IntelSat], and see website for mobile phone info; contact info including P O Box 19395-6767, Tehran, asking for reports about audio quality. But then at 2010 music and another program, `In the Limelight` all about Trump`s opaque fundraising, $108 million in the `Save America` PAC; cites Guardian, UK, and may be quoting it directly; with music sounders --- but 9855 cut off air in progress at 2020.6* --- well, yes, it is time to quit their strange 20-20 hour, but a certain lack of coördination between studio and Sirjan! Then I check 9835, still on but with dead air only until finally 2026.7* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA NORTH. 9874.998, March 29 at 1957 open carrier, 2001 music and Korean, S9+5/15 into UTwente. A22 Aoki, already available in userlist version, shows going from VOK in English into KCBS simulcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** RUSSIA [non]. 9370, March 29 at 1951, R. Svoboda relay in Russian confirmed on air, perhaps for entire 1900-2000 hour, but not a good record for such accomplishment. S9+20/27 into Khimki, Russia, KiwiSDR, even better to UTwente S9+30/35 but sounds about the same: in both cases somewhat overmodulated, distorted. But no jamming or other QRM. Gavar, Armenia, site? We still don`t know for sure (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9880.029, March 29 at 1958, VOT in French, S9+25/30 into UTwente. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler.

9830.021, March 29 at 2224, VOT English direct is only S6/S8, undermodulated but no RTTY; at 2236 via UTwente when measured, very undermodulated in `Did You Know That` feature about a museum with virtual tours. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. Richard Langley follows up on the WOR iog: ``I had the time of the English segment wrong. Indeed it is now shortly after 0000 UT rather than 0100 UT after the clock change. Airing at same local time. So Dave Kenny was right at least for the 29th. I had thought of that but the segment wasn't listed anywhere in the day for the 28th. However, it was back today (29th) shortly after 0000 UT (03:00 in Kyiv) with the quickly speaking male announcer. It looks like it was missing on the 28th due to airing a program on Pres. Zelensky's interview with the Russian journalists. [As for English missing on the 0500 SW relay on 7730:] Might it be that whoever records the Internet stream for WRMI hasn't accounted for the time shift? -- Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2131 monitoring: Since I`m already running
UTwente for Cairo chex, March 29 at 2234, I also check it for the Tuesday 2230 WOR on 9955 WRMI, not aimed at Europe: it`s JBA under heavy pulsing, OTH radar? not like Cuban jamming, adding up to S9/+10. At 2239, Maryland SDR has very different Cuban pulse jamming only underneath, S9+5/10. Then St Lucia SDR? Buried in high noise level. Minneapolis? S7/S9 without jamming. At 2250, Bonaire? both Cuban PJ and OTHR? mar WOR. See also USA: WTWW. Next:

1000 UT Tuesday Unique Radio, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB [probably not starting until next week]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW [new]

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, who sent a generous equinoxial check on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute, via PayPal not necessarily in US$ to woradio at (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 9940, March 29 at 2250 after checking out WOR on WRMI 9955 at UTwente with huge rapid pulsing QRM, OTHR? I explore its approximate bandwidth: 9935-9965, peaks about 9940-9945 and a signal is barely visible/audible amid on 9940. Of course it`s WTWW, as soon confirmed direct in the clear at 2255, S9+15. So maybe that`s the target of such ``jamming``? It`s still clattering past 0048 March 30 recheck covering 9930-9960 into Maryland SDR, after WTWW is off.

Ted recently got publicity on WSMV Nashville about how he is trying to cheer up Ukrainians with music, no news --- but now he`s outright preaching! 9940 has been active a lot lately in our afternoons, presumably aimed at Europe. WTWW hours are always to put it politely, flexible, so what about this on the website? Of course not! But does show a totally imaginary multi-lingual Bible broadcast on 15810 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0139 UT March 30

Wolfgang Bueschel: Cuba observations

Check on March 29

CUBA Bauta Cuba 11880 kHz in English towards South Africa 100degr azimuth at 23.44 UT on March 29 via Kiwi Boa Vista RR_state in Brazil ID given 23.44 - 23.46 UT S=9+20 or -48dBm remotedly. and

Via Kiwi server Orlando FL S=9+5 or -72dBm signal Kiwi Galveston TX state S=7 or -84dBm Perseus server Masset BC CAN nil signal.

Checked RHC English 23-24 UT, 5040 kHz but RHC Bauta in Spanish(!) instead.

73 wb df5sx


See ITU / request database in A-22 season
from RTC Urumqi in far northwestern China next to KAZ and RUS border region.

11855 kHz 2200-2400 37NW URU 500kW 308azi towards Moscow and western Europe
ant#216 daily 270322-301022 Spanish CHN CRI RTC request #3327

Former A-19 schedule of CRI Beijing Latin AM relay site at Quivican Cuba.

CUBA exA-19 DST schedule, CRI La Habana Quivican San Felipe TITAN relay
on Cuba island:

0000-0100 5990 QVC 250 n-dir NoAM Spanish
0000-0100 9810 QVC 250 160 SoAM Spanish *deleted
0100-0200 9580 QVC 250 10 NoAM English
0200-0300 9580 QVC 250 10 NoAM Chinese
0300-0400 9790 QVC 250 305 WeNoAM English
0400-0400 9790 QVC 250 305 WeNoAM Cantonese
1200-1230 9570 QVC 250 10 NoAM Cantonese
1300-1400 9570 QVC 250 10 NoAM English *deleted
1400-1500 11880 QVC 250 305 WeNoAM English *deleted
1500-1600 11880 QVC 250 305 WeNoAM English *deleted
2300-2400 5990 QVC 250 n-dir NoAM English
2300-2400 13650 QVC 250 135 SoAM Portuguese

* deleted now in A-22 season. 73 de wb df5sx

Agenda DX 30/03/2022

CXCN, Quebec 560 Khz (1963)
KKMO, Tacoma 1360 Khz (1922)

UBMP, WBCQ Concert Hall, FTIOM April 3-9/10

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, April 3 & 10, 2022:
Episode 262 presents songs about chickens and beer.
The transmissions take place:
1.Sunday 2200-2300 UTC (6:00PM -7:00PM EDT) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 kHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
2.The Sunday that follows 0300-0400 UTC (Saturday 11:00pm-12:00am EDT in the Americas) on WBCQ's Radio Angela service to the Americas and Europe on 4790 kHz

WBCQ Concert Hall, April 4, 0200-0400 UTC (April 3, 10pm-12pm EDT)
Radio Angela Service, WBCQ 4790 kHz
This week, Acts I & II of Johann Strauss II's operetta Die Fledermaus.

From The Isle of Music, April 5 & 9
This week special guest Alexey León helps us present his new jazz album on the One World label, Influenciado.
The broadcasts take place:
1. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US).
2. For the Americas and Europe the following Saturday 0300-0400 UTC (11:00pm-12:00am EDT Friday) on the Radio Angela service of WBCQ, 4790 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA.

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martedì 29 marzo 2022

WTWW broadcasting on shortwave to Ukraine

WSMV-TV aired a news item about the Tennessee-based shortwave broadcast station WTWW, operated by radio amateurs Ted WB8PUM and Holly KG4WXV, that is broadcasting to Ukraine

The YouTube description reads:

This is a WSMV 4 new segment in Nashville, providing news about WTWW shortwave radio in Lebanon, Tennessee. The station is broadcasting to the people of Ukraine, during the war, with popular music to lift their spirits.

WTWW is a non-profit radio station, supported by listeners. Your financial support is much appreciated and necessary

Watch the news report Ukraine Shortwave WTWW. (

Media & Tech - 29/03/2022

Glenn Hauser logs March 28-29, 2022

** AFGHANISTAN [non]. 7495, March 29 at 0117, S5/S7 in splash of 7490 WBCQ at Maryland SDR, sounds like Farsi, but occasionally Slavic? Maybe clips translated. 0123 ID as Radio Ashna. That`s one of several USAGM services for Afghanistan, now scheduled 0030-0230, 100 kW, 80 degrees from Lampertheim, GERMANY alternating semihours in Pst and Prs, i.e. Pashto and currently Dari = Persian. This is on page 505 of WRTH 2022 under USA, also on superpower MW 1296 in Kabul. Strangely, the Taliban did not eliminate or repurpose 1296 immediately upon takeover in August, but recently news that VOA and BBC have been banned. So what`s on 1296 now, if anything? That leaves SW like this, and maybe 972 from Tajikistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ALASKA. 6780-6820 approx., March 29 at 0708, huge wideband HAARP noise, S9+20+, after missing a couple nights. Other reports tonight to the WOR iog:

``With my MLA-30+ external antenna on, the HAARP signal's pinning my radio's meter and it can be heard 20 kHz to either side of 6800 here near Seattle. It's perfectly audible using just the whip antenna, too. I tuned in at 0628, heard it momentarily pause at 0644, and it's still on now at 0648 UT. Eric Fetters-Walp, Lake Stevens, Washington USA``

``Very strong into Victoria at 0634 tune-in, centered on 6800 kHz March 29th. Off very briefly at 0645, but back again within about 30 seconds, but with a narrower digital bandwidth. Walt`` Salmaniw, BC

``Very strong 6800 at 0646 UT via SDR Frostburg MD, USA`` Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA [and non]. 250 MCW kHz, March 29 at 0638 UT, dash and FO, 1600-watt ND beacon at Flin FlOn, Manitoba, not heard in a long time, unlike regular 248 kHz, 1000-watt WG, Winnipeg. Also audible next up on 251, AM, Amarillo TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 13530, March 29 at 1424, Chinese, S6/S9 with flutter, QRMing CODAR, i.e. CNR1 jammer against Sound of Hope (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, March 28 at 2329, RHC with no signal in English, and 5040 is in Spanish; something`s always wrong at RHC. Yet, for yesterday March 27, Wolfgang Büschel reported:

``re Bauta Cuba 11880 kHz today March 27 / 28: RHC Bauta slewed 130 minus 30degr, real 100degr main azimuth towards Angola, RSA, Mozambique clientel in South Africa. Heard English today March 27 in 23-24 UT time lot during A-22 season. and \\ 5040 kHz Bauta relay in 60 meterband too. As usual back- and sidelobe signal in North America, even on excellent Perseus SDR at Edmonton CAN is always much decreased, tiny and poor strength. Today March 27 African service was on exact measured 11879.996 kHz, noted as always on remote SDR remotedly in Eastern Brazil Kiwi installation, on path towards Southern Africa across the Atlantic. At 2355 UT RHC English hour from Bauta site, S=9 or -67dBm signal strength in eastern Brazil Kiwi rx remotedly. Bauta TX switched OFF at 0001:45 UT exact, before some seconds of Spanish language service heard on that channel.`` When 11880 be on, certainly not tiny and poor here (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060 & 6165, March 29 at 0632, by luck of the draw, these happen to be the only RHC English frequencies running now. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, March 29 at 1425, S9+10 of dead air in Spanish. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9899.767, March 28 at 2122, R. Cairo back here for totally useless English, silent carrier with occasional extremely distorted modulation peaks breaking thru, S9+30 into UTwente and way down to 9899.765 by 2157 recheck. Meanwhile nothing on new A-22 registered for 2115-2245 English, 9440 --- which was however reported in the WORO iog on first day of season, March 27 when I missed checking:

``Clear audio on the new A22 frequency 9440 in English from 2115-2245 on March 27. I could understand practically every word! Seems that the announcing team is wholly female. Good selection of interesting health, tourist and cultural items as well as World News. Radio Cairo is using the transmitter with the hum on the 9410-9440 channels. Modulation is much better. The hum can be reduced by notching out on the receiver. The transmitter with the severe distortion is used on 9810 2000-2115 in French (they used 9890 by mistake yesterday and co-channel to CRI). 9410 in German 1900-2000 seems to be co-channel to BBC. Alan Holder, G4ZBH, Isle of Wight, U.K`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) Tomorrow?

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, March 29 at 1431, heavy music, S9/+10, presumably the Turkish jammer rather than target Dengê Welat which I cannot also detect; nothing on 11540 now where both of them had stuck for some time, nor on DW`s other channel 9525 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. 9700, March 29 at 0625, German closing with schedule and satellite parameters, RRI IS and off; S6/S8 with flutter, so Turkey is no longer here since B-21 ended. Nor is Cuba, but New Zealand is reported active after 0700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, March 28 at 2159 I`m checking out the new frequencies at the new 2200 M/W/F time for token English from REE. First into Maryland remote: 17855 S5-S7; 15520 S4-S6; 11940 much better despite for S America, S8/9+10 as lower MUF trumps azimuth; 11685 S6-S7 with RTTY+.

Direct to OK at 2208: 17855 is best here so far, S9/+20; 15520 S8/S9; 11940 S7/S9; 11685 S5/S7 but no RTTY. Meanwhile the feature previewed is about Rosalía, so likely another repeat (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9875.003, March 28 at 2112, VOT English on incredibly accurate new frequency for Europe from 2030, something about dioramas, S9+25 into UTwente, but transmitter break during music 2117*-*2119. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler. I was looking for Cairo, see EGYPT.

9830, March 28 at 2210, now I`m checking direct reception of next retimed English broadcast, for us, no RTTY now but only S5/S9; 2212 `Feeling Supreme` with a very different subtitle which sounds like `Health Life`, and it`s yet another repeat about natural remedies as sleep aids including cherry pie -- yum! 2220 next feature is the one about dioramas, called `New Day, New Choices` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9540.029, March 29 at 1437, S6/S9 of YL in Arabic, repeatedly mentioning ``Arabiya``. It`s TRT as now scheduled this hour only, 500 kW at 110 degrees, yet arriving well off the back to here, doubt long-path. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also KURDISTAN [non]

** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, March 29 at 0459-0516+, Ukrainian Radio relay via WRMI, S9+10 into Maryland SDR, continuous talk in Ukrainian language only, no English. Also mentioned ``po-Russki``. Maybe it`s Pres. Zelenskyy but I can`t recognize his voice for sure. Richard Langley suggests that the English capsules may have got lost in a merger of Ukrainian networks:

``Ukrainian Radio may have stopped the English segment "Ukraine: security issue" around 0100 UT during the unified broadcasts on its four channels. I didn't record a segment and there was no indication on the Ukrainian Radio website that it was broadcast on 28 March (UT). One can replay any segment of a day's broadcast. And Glenn reported that he did not hear an English segment this morning on the WRMI relay. There is now a special Web page for "Ukraine: security issue" indicating that this news segment is available on line in additional languages: Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Russian, and Belarusian: Not all languages are available on every day. We'll have to see if the English segment is broadcast tomorrow. -- Richard Langley`` [March 28]

``Could it have moved an hour earlier with the clock change to summer time on 27 March across most of Europe, has anyone tried for English around 0000-0010 UT since 27th? 73s Dave Kenny``, UK

``I had thought of that but the segment wasn't listed anywhere in the day for the 28th. However, it was back today (29th) shortly after 0100 UTC (03:00 in Kyiv) with the quickly speaking male announcer. It looks like it was missing on the 28th due to airing a program on Pres. Zelensky's interview with the Russian journalists. -- Richard Langley``

Nevertheless, such English was not on the 0500 broadcast March 29 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. New WORLD OF RADIO times: IRRS SW schedule now shows Sunday 1030 UT on 9510, presumably Romania, and followed by `Wavescan` at 1100. Unfortunately, skeds for Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat will not load! but presumably WOR still Friday 1815 on 7290, presumably Bulgaria, and the previously scheduled AM Italia 1323 times; and streaming only UT Saturdays at 2334.

Tim Gaynor is resuming SW from Unique Radio, Australia. Details at 5035-USB, or alt. 3210-USB depending on propagation. From April 2 including WOR Saturdays at 0700 UT and Wednesdays at 1000. Also streaming (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2131 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday March 29 at 0030 on WRMIs, 9395 & 9455 both S9+10/20 direct. Next:
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1000 UT Tuesday Unique Radio, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB [probably not starting until next week]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW [new]

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, who sent a generous equinoxial check on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute, via PayPal not necessarily in US$ to woradio at (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. The unID Spanish program I heard UT Monday March 28 at 0430-0500 on 5985 WRMI must have been this: `Antena DX` from Panamá, reactivated monthly according to AER, which participates with a DX report:

``El programa se emite por primera vez el lunes posterior al cuarto domingo de mes por 5985 de 0430 a 0500 (domingo en la noche en las Américas) y se repite el jueves siguiente por 9955 de 0100 a 0130``

It`s unfortunate that often there is a considerable lag between something starting on the air and appearing correctly on the WRMI skedgrid. Now it does show `Antena DX` only once, and at a totally different time, Wednesdays 1300-1330 UT on 9955; while Wednesdays at 9-9:30 pm EDT on 9955 is `Aletheia Quest with Alan Fahrner`, whatever in the world that may be. Wasn`t `Antena DX` once also on the WBCQ schedule? But not shown now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, Tue March 29 at 1441, no signal from this WRMI, so final repeat of `SW Radiogram` is missed. Still in well are 9395 & 9455 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7490v), Monday March 28 at 2330, WBCQ webcast after secret semi-repeat of UBMP, `Camp Constitution Radio` starts without an extraneous intervening spot commercial after its opening theme (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, March 29 at 0118, no signal from WRNO into Maryland SDR; indeed had been missing lately at nitemiddle chex direct, but also AWOL from nominal *0100 UT during DST (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-oceanic JBA MW carrier search, March 29 at 0640 UT: 846, no doubt Kiritimati; 1107 & 1125, likely remnants of Spain. Not a total bandscan, but not much to be heard as late as this with earlying TA sunrises and rising noise levels (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1724 UT March 29

Daylight Savings Time Proposal Threatens To Cut Short Morning Drive For AM Radio

In a move that could impact the critical morning drive hours for AM radio stations, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill that would make daylight saving time permanent beginning in 2023. If the House and President Biden go along, the proposal would mean daytime-only AM stations would need to wait an hour later before signing-on for several months of the year.

The impact would be limited in summertime. But during the darkest days of November, December, January and February it would mean that that the sun would not rise until after 8am – and in some cases nearly 9am – when morning drivetime is over. It is not just daytime-only stations that would be impacted. Scores of AM stations operate at either reduced power or with directional signals after dark.

The upside is the change would give AMs more time during their afternoon drive, when some stations need to power down before 5pm during the winter months. But many AM owners have said that the amount of money they would make from an extra hour of broadcast time during the afternoon would not make up for the losses they would suffer from one fewer hour in the morning.

Under the proposed Sunshine Protection Act (S. 623) radio stations and other businesses would have until Nov. 20, 2023 to prepare for the change. Arizona and Hawaii, which do not observe daylight saving time, and territories including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that currently remain on Standard Time year-around would continue to do so.

To date 20 states have gone on record as opposing a twice a year clock change, and dozens more are looking to do so.

“I think the majority of the American people's preference is just to stop the back and forth changing. But beyond that, I think their preference is — certainly at least based on today's vote, and what we've heard — is to make Daylight Saving Time permanent,” said bill co-sponsor Marco Rubio (R-FL). “Hopefully, this is the year that this gets done. And pardon the pun, but this is an idea whose time has come.”

The National Association of Broadcasters says it has “some concerns” about the bill even as it recognizes there is broad bipartisan and public support for the idea. A spokesperson says NAB is working with the bill’s authors as well as leadership in the House Energy and Commerce Committee to minimize potential impact on broadcasters.

How big the time shift will be will depend on a station’s facilities, according to broadcast consultant Steve Moravec, who says it will come down to the disparity between a station's day and night facilities. “The impact could be devastating, especially for those without the support of an FM translator,” he said.

Daylight Saving Time was started in 1918 as a way to save energy. The impact on AMs was only exacerbated in 2005 when Congress expanded the time-shift by four weeks, purportedly to save energy. The change, which took effect in 2007, moved up the start of DST by three weeks to the second Sunday of March and advanced its end date by one week to the first Sunday of November. The result is sunrise now occurs much later in March and November than it had in the past.

Could A Fix Come From The FCC?

To help AM stations deal with Daylight Savings Time, in 1959 the Federal Communications Commission created the so-called “critical hours,” covering the two hours immediately after sunrise and the two hours directly before sunset, when some AMs must operate at reduced power to compensate for the fact that signals can go much further because of how the Earth's atmosphere works. The FCC also created a system of pre-sunrise and post-sunset authorizations that permit daytime-only stations to remain on the air with up to 500 watts for a time longer than what they’d normally be allowed. That’s meant stations could sign-on starting at 6am, regardless of the actual local sunrise time on the calendar. The parameters for those authorizations were last revised in 2007 to account for the longer daytime saving time approved by Congress.

Now as Congress looks to make daytime saving time permanent, it may give fresh focus to a long-forgotten idea. In 2010 the FCC examined a proposal that suggested extending the pre-sunrise authorization by an hour by changing its start time to 5am to take into account changing commuter habits and the importance of morning drive radio to stations.

At the time, engineering consultant Richard Arsenault estimated his proposal would help as many as 2,063 AMs and the benefits of improved local coverage would outweigh any drawbacks, such as limiting the ability for listeners to hear distant stations in the early-morning hour. Yet the FCC never went further with the proposal, even as it explored a variety of other rule changes to revitalize the AM dial.

One potential hurdle for the 5am proposal would be a required change to the federal government’s agreements with the governments of Canada and Mexico, concerning cross-border interference protections. (

Wolfgang Bueschel log

North America log of March 29, taken in Rochester NY and Edmonton Alb-CAN
SDR units remotedly, at 02.00 to 02.55 UT time slot.

4764.997 CUB Radio Progreso in Spanish 50kW unit at Bejucal site,
S=9+20dB at 02.05 UT, lovely Latin AM music program in progress.
4790.002 USA WBCQ aligned on upper side flank now. S=9+5dB at 02.10 UT.
Suffered HEAVILY by CODAR WIPER noises in wide range of
4735 to 4811 kHz frequency.
4839.995 USA WWCR Nashville TN, in English S=9+25dB powerhouse signal,
wideband CODAR signal 4886 to 4913 kHz nearby. 02.17 UT
5024.996 CUB R Rebelde Spanish from Bauta site, talk at S=9+20dB level,
at 02.20 UT.
5040even CUB RHC Bauta in Spanish at 02.22 UT, S=9+20dB signal in Alb.
5085even USA WTWW Beatles pop mx file played at 02.23 UT on March 29,
powerhouse S=9+30dB fine audio modulation.
5800even USA WRMI Okeechobee, RAE? Spanish DX program heard about
Vanuatu reception, S=9+15dB at 02.25 UT.
5850even WRMI English, System BOOSTER theme talk, at 02.26 UT.
5889.995 USA WWCR Nashville TN, En sermon religious, S=9+30dB at 02.28.
5935even USA WWCR Nashville TN, Universal R ? progr, S=9+30dB powerhouse
signal at 02.30 UT.
5938.687 BRA R Voz Missionaria, S=7-8 at 02.31 UT on March 29.
6000even CUB RHC Quivican San Felipe TITAN 250 kW beast, in English,
audio: only 3.2 kHz wide audio modulation signal visible in
Perseus SDR screen, in mx peaks up to 6 kHz wide. 02-03 UT and \\
6164.998 CUB RHC English via Bauta site installation, at 02.34 UT.
6105even F__ NHK Radio Japan World Tokyo in Japanese via TDF Issoudun
500 kW powerhouse relay site, S=9+35dB twist the needle.
10 kHz wideband modulation. 02.40 UT.
6184.971 MEX XEPPM R Educacion, Mexico D.F., 1 kW station, a lot of
Spanish language canciones heard 02.44 to 02.55 UT
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 29)

Media & Tech - 29/03/2022 Speciale Ukraina

Voice of Mongolia log

MONGOLIA 12084.876 kHz English / Mongolian sce progrs of Ulan Bataar site at 09.27 UT on March 29 Tuesday. Flute mx noted in Tokyo Japan SDR unit, S=9+5dB strength. And two strings seen, some 100 Hertz apart distance either sideband, on 12084.776 and 12084.976 kHz. At 09.30:20 UT Chimes Interval Signal heard.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 29)

Radio Angela 4790 April schedule

Radio Angela (WBCQ 4790 kHz) Effective April 2022.
All times/dates US EDT – add 4 hours to convert to UTC.


10pm-12am: WBCQ Concert Hall (2-hr program)
Host: Bill Tilford, Sirjack Scratchy and guests (US)
Format: Long-form (opera, symphony) classical with short works added as needed .


10pm-11pm: Marion’s Attic
Host(s): Marion Webster and Kristina (US)
Format: Late 19th-early 20th Century recordings


Weeks 1 and 3: Bluegrass State of Mind. (WBCQ Archival Show)
Host: Danny Haller (US)
Format: Bluegrass.

Weeks 2 and 4 (and 5 when needed): The Roots of Country (bluegrass hour)
Host: Stu Fleischhaker (Canada)
Format: Bluegrass


10pm-11pm: Behavior Night
Host: Sirjack Scratchy (US)
Format: Early 20th Century US jazz and swing

11pm-12am: Jetzt Geht’s Los! (We’re Off!)
Host: Oliver (Germany)
Format: Early 20th Century German jazz and and swing



Weeks 1 and 3: Scorched Earth Radio
Host John McMullan (US)
Format: Brand new recordings, multiple genres

Week 2: Tom Call Theater
Host(s) Tom Call and ensemble players (US)
Format: Radio plays

Week 4: Radio New Music
Host: Randy Lee Holt
Format: New releases by original artists

Week 5 (when needed): WBCQ Open Mic & Watch This Space
Host: Varies
Format: Listener submissions and other varied content

11pm-12am: International night, rotating every week

Week 1: Canadian Content Radio
Host: Sean Welsh (Canada)
Format: Canadian bands and other music with a Canadian connection

Week 2: Far Out East
Host: David Pakula (Russia)
Format: Funk, Fusion, Jazz, Rock etc from Eastern Europe to Japan

Week 3: Maria Bonita
Host: Luis Alejandro Vallebueno (Mexico)
Format: in Spanish, music from all over Mexico.

Week 4: FinnFolk
Host: Sauli Heikkilá (Finland)
Format: Traditional and contemporary folk from Finland with occasional forays other places

Week 5 (as needed): WBCQ Polka Party
Hosts: Marion & Kristina (US)
Format: Polkas, waltzes etc


10pm-11pm: Rock Wave
Host: Jason Hill (US)
Format: Rock

Weeks 1 & 3: Scorched Earth Radio repeats
Weeks 2, 4 & 5 as needed : Watch This Space: rotating repeats of other shows & varied content

10pm-11pm: International Night Repeats

11pm-12am: From the Isle of Music
Host: Bill Tilford (US)
Format: Music from Cuba and Cubans abroad.


10pm-11pm: Ginga Brasil (“Jeengah”)
Host: Julio Cesar Pereira (Brazil)
Format: Music From Brazil

11pm-12am: Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot
Host: Uncle Bill Tilford (US)
Format: Music and comedy from the planet Earth

Agenda DX 29/03/2022

Radio Oriente, Venezuela 720 Khz (1971)
Radio Slovacchia International 6055 Khz (1993)
La Voz de Celendin, Perù 4485 (1988)
WMAQ, Chicago 780 Khz (1922)
Radio General Madariaga, Argentina 840 Khz (1952)

lunedì 28 marzo 2022

Glenn Hauser logs March 27-28, 2022

** CUBA. 11930 > 11860, March 28 at 0607, pulse jamming still running in middle of night on these channels of R. Martí continuing A-22 in daytime only; the incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** JAPAN [non]. See USA: WRMI: 5985

** MEXICO. 28171 CW, March 27 at 2213-2219, only one beacon audible on 10m, but good sporadic-E signal, despite doldrums of March, Es MUF commonly 70+ MHz on DXMAPs. The autokeying is strange, too compressed without enough space between letters. Finally I copy it as 3 short dashes, then XE1FAS/ B EK09VB with a big pause before the B.

XE1FAS Mexico flag Mexico
PUEBLA, PU 72410 Mexico

I suppose these names be patronymic, matronymic, given. He`s very active in many modes, with photos:


The nine in his locator seemed more like another zero to me. He is also on the WJ5O beacon roster: 28.171 XE1FAS C PUEBLA, MEXICO # 5W, VERTICAL NEW 30 Sept 10 Then I proceed to log a bunch of phone hams contesting, grouped below (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, March 28 at 0601, BBC News soon with usual optional cutaway ID, 0606 into BBC Newsday with no NZ ID. As on sked, for Monday 7-8 pm local, this hour total relay of BBC, and far better than any BBC frequency of its own to here, S9+10/20, by far the 25m SSOB. Yet unseems // 7345 which is BBC Ascension (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** RUSSIA [non]. A few minutes after my last report was dispatched, I check 9370 one more time via Pskov, Russia, remote, at 1959 March 27 and now it`s on VG, just in time to hear it closing and off 2000*. At beginning of 1900 hour and various times amid, I never heard it, but Richard Langley replies:

``Glenn: On 26 March, Radio Svoboda on 9370 kHz was on the air before 19:00 UTC. But the transmitter went QRT at about 19:06 UTC. It returned to the air at about 19:53 UTC and continued to the end of the broadcast. What was the problem? On 27 March, all was normal. I record the frequency daily using the U. Twente SDR receiver. Don't hesitate to reach out for info on the recordings`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** RUSSIA [non]. 7730, UT Monday March 28 at 0223 check, the R. Svoboda relay in Russian via WRMI is now here ex-7780, S9+10, while TOMBS cult is on 7780 and weaker S9 into Missouri SDR. Svoboda hours remain 02-03 & 04-05, never 02-04 as in a Radio World article. The reason for switch from 7780 to 7730 on the 44-degree antenna is that the 17th! harmonic of 7.78 MHz on 132.26 MHz was interfering with aeronautical communications east of WRMI. Now the 17th harmonic of 7.73 MHz on 131.41 MHz is not to be a problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, March 27 at 2209, VOT English has made the big A22 switch to here, ex 5960 an hour later. Huge RTTY QRM from USN Puerto Rico about which TRT does not give a damn, year after year. However, I can almost eliminate it by LSB tuning and bandwidth less than 3.0 kHz, not something every listener is willing or able to do. Furthermore, VOT itself is undermodulated today tho reading S9+20/25 and not sure if that include the RTTY signal, Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 15375.000, March 28 at 1525, algo weak and right on frequency compared to 15000.000 WWV. Must be TRT, only thing on 15375 at any time, 1300-1600 in HFCC A22; contrary to my March 27 measurement on 15375.733, which I should have pointed out was exactly the same offset previous days above 11815. Something`s not erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, March 28 at 0500, WRMI relay of Ukrainian Radio now here ex-7780, S9+10 into Maryland SDR. Only Ukrainian language 0500-0508+, seems like speech by Pres. Zelenskyy, but interrupted by a different voice at 0507, so perhaps press conference or interview; maybe English segment delayed to later in hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2131 monitoring: confirmed Sunday March 27 after 2000 UT on IRRS via AM Italia, 1323 kHz, S9+20 but noisy into nearby Noale SDR. Also at same one-hour earlified time on WRN Europe webcast.

Also confirmed Sunday March 27 at 2230 still on WRMI 5950, altho deleted from schedule, pending a new program? S9+15/20 into Knoxville SDR.

Also confirmed UT Monday March 28 at 0030 on WRMI 7780 ex-7730, S7/S9+5 into Missouri SDR; yet 7730 with swapped programming is stronger, S9+15/20. Weaker signal on 7780 is because it`s not really on the 285 degree WNW antenna which had been 7730, but on a 222-degree log-periodic, i.e. right off the side to our direxion.

Also confirmed UT Monday March 28 at 0130 on earlified WRN North America webcast.

Also confirmed UT Monday March 28 at 0300 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6160v, S9+10 into Maryland SDR. Next:

0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to NNW
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW [new]

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, who sent a generous equinoxial check on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute, via PayPal not necessarily in US$ to woradio at (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 4790, UT Monday March 28 at 0240, `Concert Hall` on R. Angela of WBCQ is playing Beethoven`s Ninth, finally arriving to the choral `Ode to Joy` movement about 10 minutes later, S5/S7 into Maryland SDR, and thankfully without the wideband whine which had been QRMing 60 m all over the east coast. But there are occasional uteblaaps of a few seconds each. At 0340-0348 I time them to find they occur exactly 4:00 minutes apart! So why??? By 0345 U. Bill is filling with a salsa version of Beethoven`s Fifth (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5985, March 28 at 0400, I`m monitoring WRMI via Brownsville TX TWR SDR, when it`s time for NHK World Radio Japan`s Spanish broadcast which has just been canceled. It`s only S5/S6 but better S9/+15 at TWR Bonaire, this 222 degree beam toward C America. Regular lovely `Sakura` opening theme, but modulation chopped at 0401, dead air of carrier still on rest of semihour, as if WRMI just realized it was supposed to be canceled but nothing yet to replace it. Was probably starting automatically to play back last edition uploaded to server, yesterday`s? 0430 modulation resumes with variety program in Spanish. I suspect it`s `La Rosa de Tokio`, but skedgrid calls for it to be on UT Sunday, not Monday when `Viva Miami` supposedly occupies the entire semihour. Seems interrupted at 0459 for ID, but unknown what`s next as I am over to 7730 for Ukraine relay, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955 & 9455, March 28 at 0609, no signals from these WRMIs tho propagation is fine, S9+20 of TOMBS on 9395. All three are supposed to be 24h per new skedgrid dated March 27. BTW, 9395 & 9455 are no longer shown as same azimuth, rather 355 on 9395, 285 on 9455, which explains the disparity in signals to the east coast but not the Midwest (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) More WRMI: RUSSIA, UKRAINE [nons]

** U S A. 9940, March 27 at 2207, WTWW-2 rock programming on here again, S9+45! Supposedly a WTWW-3 frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, March 28 at 0632, WRNO absent again; not noted yet whether on air at all earlier from 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)


Lots of F2/TE signals, none above 28600, which would tie me up for hours if I logged and researched each beyond these few March 27 at 2213-2225; after only one beacon, see MEXICO. With lookups:

28312 USB, March 27 at 2220, CX9ARH contesting
CX9ARH Uruguay flag Uruguay
Roberto Gonzalez Hohn
Jose Maria Navajas 1263
Montevideo 12500
several nice photos

28345 USB, March 27 at 2222, CE7VP, CQ contesting
CE7VP Chile flag Chile
Javier "Javi" Capdebilla Alvarado
P.O. Box : 42
Quellon, Chiloe Island, 5790000
already logged him recently

28357 USB, March 27 at 2223, LO7H, contest
LO7H Argentina flag Argentina
Gustavo D. Taboada (LU7HW)
Villa Nueva, Cordoba.

28373 USB, March 27 at 2223, TI5VWR, recorded contest calls, different
sounding live voice for contacts
TI5VWR Costa Rica flag Costa Rica
Luis Fernando "Lou" Montalto
P.O.Box: 1
Belén 4005
Costa Rica

28399 USB, March 27 at 2224, PQ5B, contesting
PQ5B Brazil flag Brazil
Contest Team
Rua Afonso Pena, 772
Florianopolis, SC 88070650

28410 USB, March 27 at 2225, PJ4K
PJ4K Bonaire flag Bonaire
Rich Smith, N6KT
Bonaire, Bonaire
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

Media & Tech - 28/03/2022

Sunlite Radio, 5955 kHz will be back on the air this weekend or next week

NETHERLANDS, Sunlight Radio, 5955 kHz is currently out of air. I have contacted the station via email and here is the reply:

"Thanks for your mail. It is correct that Sunlite’s currently not on shortwave. There are problems with the shortwave transmitter and we’ve ordered a new one which is currently on its way.
I expect to be back on 5955 khz before the end of the week or maybe the coming weekend.
In the meantime you always can listen on Sunlite of course via
Best wishes."


Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Propagation outlook from SWPC

:Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2022 Mar 28 0114 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
# Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
21 - 27 March 2022

Solar activity reached moderate levels at 25/0526 UTC due to an
M1/1f flare from Region 2974 (S18, L=090, class/area Cso/90 on 23
Mar). Type II (estimated shock velocity of 959 km/s) and Type IV
radio sweeps were observed with this event. A subsequent CME
signature was first observed in SOHO/LASCO C2 imagery beginning at
25/0548 UTC. Analysis and modeling of the CME suggested an
Earth-directed component with an anticipated arrival on 27 Mar.
Solar activity reached low levels on 22-24 and 26-27 Mar. Very low
levels were observed on 21 Mar.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at
normal to moderate levels.

Geomagnetic field activity reached active levels late on 27 Mar due
to positive-polarity CH HSS influence. Quiet to unsettled levels
were observed on 22, 24-26 Mar. Quiet conditions prevailed on 21 and
23 Mar.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
28 March - 23 April 2022

Solar activity is likely to be low, with a slight chance for R1-R2
(Minor-Moderate) radio blackouts, throughout the outlook period.

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is
expected to reach high levels on 04-07 Apr, with moderate levels
expected during the remaining portion of the period.

Geomagnetic field activity is likely to reach G1 (Minor) storm
levels on 28 Mar due to combined CME and CH HSS effects. Active
levels are expected on 03, 20-21 Apr due to recurrent CH HSS
influence. Quiet to unsettled levels are anticipated throughout the
remainder of the outlook period.

:Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2022 Mar 28 0114 UTC
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A22 schedule: Beibu Bay Radio

A22 schedule of Beibu Bay Radio (in Guangxi, China) on shortwave is confirmed as follows. There are no major changes from the previous schedule.

Evening Transmission 0945-1603
0945-1000 Vietnamese 1000-1030 Chinese 1030-1100 CRI Chinese(recorded) 1100-1200 CRI Vietnamese(relay) 1200-1202 Chinese Lesson(Mon Cambodian Tue Lao Wed Burmese Thu Thai Fri Vietnamese Sat/Sun not fixed) 1202-1300 Vietnamese 1300-1320 local dialect of Zhuang language in Guangxi province 1320-1335 Chinese 1335-1340 “One Word One World” (Mon Cambodian Tue Lao Wed Burmese Thu Thai Fri Vietnamese Sat/Sun not fixed) 1340-1410 Chinese 1410-1420 CRI Chinese(recorded) 1420-1430 Music 1430-1500 Cantonese 1500-1515 Chinese 1515-1520 “One Word One World” in English 1520-1525 Music 1525-1530 Cantonese 1530-1545 Thai 1545-1603 Music

Morning Transmission 2248-0102
2248-2305 Music 2305-2355 CNR 7th “Voice of the Great Bay Area”(Chinese, Cantonese, recorded) 2355-0005 Music 0005-0050 CNR 9th “Voice of Literary”(Chinese, recorded) 0050-0100 Music 0100-0102 Chinese Lesson(Mon Cambodian Tue Lao Wed Burmese Thu Thai Fri Vietnamese Sat/Sun not fixed) 0102 Mon-Fri Weather Forecast in Vetnemese Sat/Sun Music

One of the Vietnemese program name was heard as “Văn hóa Trung Quốc”(Cultural China), but others were not clear. There has been no answer from the station to the questions by Chinese listeners on this subject.

Original article in Chinese

5050kHz Nanning 100kW 232deg
9820kHz Nanning 100kW 191deg

URL (in Chinese/English/Vietnamese/Thai)

Takahito Akabayashi
Tokyo, Japan

(via WOR io group)

Media & Tech - 28/03/2022 Speciale Ukraina

Shortwave radio fighting back in a war for truth

Century-old tech is taking on Putin's propaganda after modern media channels were cut, writes Ben Woods

Away from the front lines in Ukraine, a separate battle is being fought using technology from a bygone era.

With Russians and Ukrainians increasingly cut off from impartial news, the West has turned to a centuryold radio communication. Shortwave radio services are being used to combat Vladimir Putin's propaganda machine, filling the void left by Russia's crackdown on Western broadcasters and social media companies.

Despite being threatened with extinction by superior radio frequencies and smartphones, it is enjoying a resurgence due to its resilience to interference - and is proving a vital backstop for maintaining the free flow of information. Its recent successes have resurfaced an argument as to whether the West has been too quick to wind down the radio frequency.

BBC World Service's current affairs shows such as Newshour, World Business Report and Sports World are being beamed into Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, and parts of Russia for four hours a day to aid Ukraine's fight back over the airwaves.

Jamie Angus, the BBC's senior controller for news output and commissioning, says shortwave services are difficult to jam, making them a powerful weapon during conflict. "While it is true that we have been moving away from shortwave strategically over the past couple of decades, it remains a tool in our arsenal when there is a crisis," he adds.

"It is not the first time we have used it. We turned to it in Kashmir a couple of years ago when there were heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, and all the internet and phone lines were switched off in the region. There was a very strong culture of shortwave listening during the Cold War in eastern Europe and what was then the USSR. How many of those sets have been retained at the backs of people's lofts, who knows? But we think there are enough out there to make it worth investing resources in to put the signal back on."

The media landscape has certainly evolved since Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi laid the foundations for shortwave radio during the 1920s. Discovered while experimenting with transmissions between a wireless station in Cornwall and his yacht in Beirut, Marconi went on to establish connections between London and Australia, and from India to South Africa, through the British General Post Office.

The BBC began using shortwave in 1932 when broadcasting as the Empire Service. George V described it as broadcasts for English speaking "men and women, so cut offby the snow, the desert, or the sea, that only voices out of the air can reach them".

It became a prolific propaganda device. During the Second World War, the BBC launched Radio Londres, a French language service, to counter Adolf Hitler's propaganda campaign in Nazi-occupied France. Yet it was the Cold War when shortwave truly came to prominence. Voice of America, the nation's first state-run station, began daily broadcasts into the Soviet Union in 1947 that prompted the Communist

Party to set up special jamming stations to counter their guerilla tactics. Still, the dominance of FM and digital radio, alongside the meteoric rise of the podcasts apps on smartphones, have made shortwave an endangered species in recent years. The BBC World Service's closed its shortwave servicein America, Australia and Europe since the turn of the millennium.

While only one shortwave transmitting station remains in the UK, at Woofferton in Shropshire, the BBC still reaches around 30m listeners a week in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Simon Spanswick, chief executive of the Association for International Broadcasters, says shortwave's biggest threat comes from the shortage of manufacturers making compatible radios and the burgeoning middle classes in the developing world who want superior services .

However, he believes it will always have a purpose in countries experiencing upheaval from political tensions or natural disasters: "Lifeline radio is very important in countries prone to natural disasters. Shortwave plays a part in providing information when a tsunami takes out the local infrastructure.

"Shortwave is like insurance. It is expensive to maintain and doesn't prove its worth until you need to use it at a time of crisis," says Spanswick.

"But it will continue to have a role for a considerable length of time, especially in Africa where you need to access the far reaches of the country where there is no mobile phone coverage."

Such arguments leave the BBC in financial conundrum: can it justify shortwave's existence for another 50 years given the financial demands of digital information warfare and the growing strain on Auntie's budget?

While the US beams Voice of America (VOA) programmes into the conflict zone, the service is crowdfunded and delivered by a privately run shortwave facility in a Florida cattle ranch.

Shortwaves for Freedom has raised more than $18,331 (-L-13,890) - enough to keep broadcasting into summer - because VOA will not provide the funding. The campaign has now branched out to beam America's Radio Liberty - the Russian service of Radio Free Europe - across the warzone and beyond Putin's borders.

Jeff White, the general manager of Miami Radio International, which is delivering the service, says the company has received many thank you messages from Ukraine and Russian citizens grateful for the programmes.

"We've had responses from listeners in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. The day after we started the transmission of Radio Ukraine International, we got a message on our Facebook page saying, 'Thank you from Kharkiv, Ukraine'. We also received many emails from Russia that don't give any political opinions, but simply say we are listening to you," he adds.

"Although we had one message from a Russian, who said, 'Please continue what you are doing. I am totally against Putin's fascist government and we need to get information'."

Ultimately, the BBC's main weapons in the information war still lie with television broadcasts and digital. BBC News Ukraine is providing hour-long news bulletins daily on TV and via YouTube, while BBC News Russia is reaching audiences through journalists based outside the nation using services such as Telegram, the encrypted messaging app.

Such is the importance that ministers are placing on the BBC's efforts that the World Service has been given an extra -L-4.1m for "urgent and unexpected costs" to battle disinformation. Shortwave may struggle to claim a slice of that pie, yet it has proven that even in the interconnected age, a robust backstop is needed when malignant forces threaten to muzzle the voice of the West. (

SWLDXBulgaria News, March 27

AUSTRIA(non) Very good signal of Radio DARC#371 on 6070 kHz via Moosbrunn, March 27
0900-1000 on 6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sunday via SDR Heimiswil, SUI.

GERMANY Reception of Evangelische Missions Gemeinden / EMG on 6055 kHz via MBR Nauen, March 27
1030-1100 on 6055 NAU 125 kW / 222 deg to CeEu German Sat/Sun. Very good via SDR Heimiswil, SUI

GERMANY(non) Adventist World Radio / Obettivo DX#968 on 9610 kHz via MBR Nauen on March 27:
0900-1000 on 9610 NAU 125 kW / 180 deg to SoEu Italian Sun. Very good via SDR Heimiswil, SUI

GERMANY(non) Reception of PAB Frank&Ernest Discussion on 15205 kHz via MBR Nauen, March 27:
1430-1445 on 15205 NAU 250 kW / 094 deg to SoAs English Sun. Very good via SDR Khimki, Russia

GREECE Unscheduled broadcast Voice of Greece in Greek on 9420 kHz via Avlis after 0700UTC, March 27:
1000&1200 on 9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3. Good signal via SDR Heimiswil, Switzerland
1700-0700 on 9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3 in Summer A22 and very rarely after 0700UT!

GUAM Reception of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia in Japanese on 9380 kHz via Agana, March 27:
1216-1245 on 9380 TWR 200 kW / 320 deg to JPN Japanese Sun. Good signal via SDR Khimki RUS

GUAM Reception of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia in English on 11590 kHz via Agana, March 27
1246-1300 on 11590 TWR 200 kW / 285 deg to SoAs English Sun. Fair/good via SDR Khimki, RUS.

MOLDOVA(non) Reception of BRB Denge Welat on 11530 kHz via Grigoriopol, March 27
from 1300 on 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish. Good via SDR Khimki, RUS.

ROMANIA(non) NEXUS IRRS European Gospel Radio on 9510 kHz via RADIOCOM Saftica on March 27:
from 0930 on 9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun. Very good via SDR Heimiswil, SUI

ROMANIA(non) Reception of IRRS AWR Wavescan#682 on 9510 kHz via RADIOCOM Saftica, March 27:
from 1100 on 9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun. Very good via SDR Heimiswil, SUI

U.K.(non) Extended broadcast of Mizzima Radio in Burmese on 17730 kHz via ENC-DMS Al-Dhabbayya, March 27
1130-1300 on 17730 DHA 250 kW / 090 deg to SEAs Burmese, ex 1200-1300. Weak to fair via SDR Khimki, Russia

UZBEKISTAN(non) Bible Vice Broadcasting on 11590 kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent on March 27
1300-1330 on 11590 TAC 100 kW / 066 deg to EaAs Korean Sun. Fair/good via SDR Khimki, Russia.
from 1315 on 11590 TWR 200 kW / 285 deg to SoAs Bhatri Sun KTWR Trans World Radio Asia co-ch!

UZBEKISTAN(non) Radio Iran International on 15629.8v kHz via RRTM Telekom Tashkent on March 27
from 1328 on 15629.8vTAC 100 kW / 236 deg to WeAs Farsi. Very good signal via SDR Heimiswil, SUI

VATICAN(non) Vatican Radio in Russian on 9810 kHz & 11815 kHz via USAGM Tinang, March 27
1230-1250 on 9810 PHT 250 kW / 349 deg to FERu Russian. Weak/fair via SDR Khimki, Russia
1230-1250 on 11815 PHT 250 kW / 332 deg to FERu Russian. Fair/good via SDR Khimki, Russia



73! Ivo Ivanov

More information on the shortwave listening hobby,
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QTH-1: Patreshko, Bulgaria
Receiver: Afedri SDR
Software: SDR-Console v2.3(using remote connection)
Antennas: various Inverted V and beverage antennas.

QTH-2: Sofia OK2, Bulgaria
Receiver: Sony ICF-2001D
Antenna: 30 m. long wire

Wolfgang Bueschel: Cuba observations

re Bauta Cuba 11880 kHz today March 27 / 28:

CUBA RHC Bauta slewed 130 minus 30degr, real 100degr main azimuth towards Angola, RSA, Mozambique clientel in South Africa. Heard English today March 27 in 23-24 UT time lot during A-22 season. {and \\ 5040 kHz Bauta relay in 60 meterband too}

As usual back- and sidelobe signal in North America, even on excellent Perseus SDR at Edmonton CAN is always much decreased, tiny and poor strength.

Today March 27 African service was on exact measured 11879.996 kHz, noted as always on remote SDR remotedly in Eastern Brazil Kiwi installation, on path towards Southern Africa across the Atlantic.

At 23.55 UT RHC English hour from Bauta site, S=9 or -67dBm signal strength in eastern Brazil Kiwi rx remotedly.

Bauta TX switched OFF at 00.01:45 UT exact, before some seconds of Spanish language sce heard on that channel.

Others from CUBA tonight 23.48 UT:
5990 kHz even of CRI Beijing, via Quivican San Felipe TITAN relay sce, in En 23-24 UT, and also accompanied by hx 11980even kHz S=7-8 in Alb-CAN, followed by CRI Beijing Spanish sce 00.00-01.00 UT on same Latin AM relay center on Cuba island.

RHC English 23-24 UT on Bauta 5040 kHz, at same time slot also 31 mb outlets in Spanish on 9535.002 kHz S=7-8 and 9650.002 kHz S=9+5dB at 00.18 / 00.21 UT on Edmonton Alb-CAN - via older former USSR relay Bejucal site.

and \\ 11670even Bauta, 11760even Bauta, 11850 even kHz from QUI.

Noted CODAR swich on 13380-13576 kHz frequency range covered.

Checked at 00.04 UT on March 28:
15730.009 kHz exact measured against WWH and WRMI 15770 kHz comparision. Vie Bejucal site, S=9+10dB or -72dBm strength. French service from 00.00 UT with nice fine audio quality, not disturbed tonight.

Further RHC Spanish also on 13740even Bauta site S=9+25dB or -72dBm best Spanish service channel in Edmonton Alberta, and S=9+15dB signal strength but much 'small audio band' modulation on 15230even kHz via Quivican San Felipe TITAN 250 kW beast towards Brazil and Argentina eastern South America target.

Talk on - never ending story - Guantanamo US justice camp theme at 00.15 UT.

In 00-01 UT time slot noted Quivican 250 kW beast 6000even kHz RHC English and \\ in 49 mb also on Bauta bcast center outlet 6164.997 kHz on lower flank.

At same 00.28 UT March 28 time slot came across a Ham Radio talk in English on 5950 kHz via WRMI Okeechobee at 00.00-00.30 UT.

73 wb df5sx

Agenda DX 28/03/2022

Radio Caroline 6295 Khz (1964)
Voice of Free Asia 1580 Khz (1968)

domenica 27 marzo 2022

Special VOIRI broadcasts for Ramadan, from April 3 to May 2

IRAN   Special broadcasts of VIRI IRIB of Ramazan from April 3 to May 2
0023-0120 NF  6090 SIR 500 kW / 298 deg to N/ME Turkish,  6150 kHz A-21
1923-2250 NF  7425 SIR 500 kW / 336 deg to CeAs Azeri, ex 7405 kHz A-21
2123-2250 NF  5990 SIR 500 kW / 053 deg to CeAs Tajik, ex 6110 kHz A-21
2253-0020 on  6160 SIR 500 kW / 185 deg to N/ME Arabic on same QRG A-21
2253-0020 on  7225 SIR 500 kW / 198 deg to N/ME Arabic on same QRG A-21
2253-0320 NF  7230 SIR 500 kW / 336 deg to CeAs Azeri, ex 7330 kHz A-21
2323-0020 NF  7285 SIR 500 kW / 320 deg to N/ME Kurdish,x 7325 kHz A-21


A22 schedule: The Mighty KBC

Summer A-22 schedule of The Mighty KBC Radio via MBR Nauen

GERMANY(non) Summer A-22 schedule of The Mighty KBC Radio via MBR Nauen
0000-0200 on 5960 NAU 125 kW / 300 deg to ENAm English Sun till April 24
0000-0200 on 9925 NAU 125 kW / 300 deg to ENAm English Sun May 01-Aug.28
0000-0200 on 5960 NAU 125 kW / 300 deg to ENAm English Sun from Sept.04.

Glenn Hauser logs March 26-27, 2022

** ALASKA. 6.8 MHz area, March 27 at 0623, no HAARP noise as heard last night after 0700. Walt Salmaniw says it was a no-show tonight even later (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ARMENIA. 1395, March 27 before 1800, no signal into Izhevsk, but R. Svoboda relay in Russian on by 1800, S6/S9 vs hi noise level which had not been before at this Kiwi, while // 1386 Lithuania has a slightly better S/N ratio. I was concerned this might be gone since yesterday the next hour on SW 9370 had vanished: see RUSSIA [non].

Checking other W Russia remotes for 1395 just after 1800 March 27: Khimki is not connecting. Pskov gets a good S7/S8 signal with ACI from 1386, SAH, and slight musical CCI but no jamming. On the same remote I hear that 1395 is running about 5 seconds behind 1386. Also heard via Tambov, and guess what, at 1907, 1395 is still on with TOMBS in SC English I at first thought was an unknown language; VG S9+5/15, same wacko as on 9980 WWCR but not synch (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BOTSWANA. 15610, March 27 at 1453, non-English talk, and not WEWN which still does not start before 1900, if even then. HFCC A22 shows USAGM in Kur language this hour only. Quick bandscan of 19m finds lots of new/different signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, March 26 at 2259 past 2300, NO signal from RHC whose so-called ``African`` service in English had been more-or-less at this hour since DST started March 13. Now, what? A-22 might bring a frequency if not time change. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 7345, March 27 at 0628, BBCWS in English, this hour only via ASCENSION, suffers from jamming splash from Wall of Noise on 7355 against nothing; also some on 7365. Something`s always wrong at the incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. March 27 at 0701, all RHC signals are off 49m, at a time when Esperanto should be airing on Sundays only. But Ivo Ivanov did confirm it last Sunday at 0700 on 6100.

15140, March 27 at 1501, no signal from RHC, but still on 11760, opening weekly Sunday Esperanto with schedule cluelessly claiming still to be at 0800 UTC on 6100; ???? on 11760 only - they never realized 15140 had been // until now; and 2230 on 15730. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 13605, March 27 at 1448, R. Martí is back here as always in the A-seasons instead of 13820 in the B-seasons: for no particular reason but always catching the DentroCuban Jamming Command off guard, still jamming the old frequency against nothing but no jam audible on the L&C new one. Or rather there is some carrier now amid the 13820 jam, but what? HFCC A22 shows USAGM in Pashto via KUWAIT at 1300-1700, and imaginary Moskva in Russian until 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CZECHIA [non]. 7780, March 26 at 2306, WRMI in French, and // 5850, i.e. R. Prague; but at 2330 they are scheduled to split, 7780 to Argentina, 5850 Prague in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 15590, March 27 at 1453, S8/S9+10 with heavy flutter, American English so must be CGTN Radio. Yes, Urumqi 310 degrees toward Europe at 12-15, still called CRI in HFCC; from the land of imperialist ChiCom genocide against Uyghurs and other Moslems (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY. 15690+, March 27 at 1451, algo audibly off-frequency-plus. Only A-22 is USAGM in Farsi via Biblis, i.e. R. Farda. Too big a hurry to measure exactly. What in the world is going on with USAGM engineering standards? More and more sites don`t, won`t or can`t hit near-exact frequencies within a few Hz.

15640, Lampertheim does better, March 27 at 1452, S9/S7 with flutter, SW Asian language not off-frequency. Listed as Pst, presumably Pashto, one of the Afghanistan-area surrogates (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUADELOUPE. 7190 LSB, March 27 at 0636, TO3Z with contest contacts, call clearly copied fonetikaly. Where in the world? shows:

``TO22C Guadeloupe flag Guadeloupe, alias for: TO3Z. Gildas Le Cloitre, F6HMQ, 6 Allee Du Petit Chene, 77380 Combs-La-Ville, Guadeloupe``

As Saul Broudy explains on the WOR iog to my Belize log, ``Hi Glenn, No need to guess which contest: it's all on WA7BNM's It's the CQ WPX Contest (SSB version; CW & RTTY are held on other weekends). The basic idea is to work as many callsign prefixes as you can, so participants often use unusual alternate callsigns such as club calls. For instance, I am using my local club's call WM3PEN (stands for "William Penn", founder of Pennsylvania), which we also use to represent Philadelphia in the annual 13 Colonies special event around the US Independence Day. Cheers, Saul Broudy (W3WHK), Philadelphia, PA USA`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ITALY. 7100 LSB, March 27 at 1907, accidental log of 4U9A in contest contacts, as I advance from queue to direct access on Tambov, Russia, SDR which is already tuned here; ``4U9A Italy flag Italy, 4U1GSC Contest Callsign, Global Service Centre ARC 4U1GSC, Piazza Del Vento 1, Brindisi 72100, Italy. QSL: 9A2AA`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** RUSSIA [non]. 9370, March 26 at 1919 and later chex, NO signal from the new R. Svoboda relay, checked both via UTwente and Izhevsk, Russia SDRs. What happened? This was a Shortwaves-for-Freedom project via secret site, believed Armenia. An anomaly or gone for good? Need to keep checking, also the 18-19 hour on MW 1395 definitely Armenia, q.v.: 1395 is still on March 27 before and after 1900, but 9370 is again absent into Russian SDRs after 1900 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also USA: WRMI: 7780

** RUSSIA [non]. A quick update to my just sent report: 9395, March 27 until 2000*, via Pskov SDR, R. Svoboda in Russian just finishing at 1959 and off. This frequency must have come on very late during the hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855 & 15520, March 27 at 1447, REE confirmed on new A22 frequencies, Spanish. Ex-9690, 17855 to NAm is S8/S9+10 and the SSOB. Remains to be heard how well it may hold up at least until 2200-2230 for M/W/F English, let alone until 0200*. Weekday opening is *1800. Ex-12030, now 15520 to ME is S9/+10 at 1454, a valuable alternative off the back if 17855 be MUFing out; yet HFCC has 15520 at 1730-2200 M-F only: that can`t be correct. REE`s own sked shows 15520 until 2200 Sat & Sun, until 2300 M-F (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 9830, March 26 after 2200, no signal from VOT, just RTTY from PR. As we are about to transition into A22, new time and frequency for English to us. But no signal either an hour later on the B21 schedule, 5960 at 2308, just Chinese at 2320 check into UTwente. 9830 might have been on instead already, since it`s March 27 in Turkey; 9830.4 however bears a carrier amid the RTTY at 2308; A22 CNR Beijing also scheduled 2025-0100 on ``9830`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 15375.733, March 27 at 1455, ME music way off-frequency. It`s VOT Turkish now scheduled on ``15375``, 310 degrees toward W Europe and beyond, N America. Dead air 1459-1500*, altho registered 1300-1600. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS. 7225-LSB, March 27 at 0634, VP5P with contest contacts; I notice that on 40m, most of them are crammed below 7200 even tho Region 2 goes up to 7300. Only to be avoided is 7255 area of VONigeria.

``VP5P Non-DXCC Entity flag Non-DXCC Entity, Harold Ross Lambert, QSL via N2OO, PO Box 345 Tuckerton, NJ 08087, Turks and Caicos Islands``

?? Why is it a non-entity? And which T&C island? Photo shows a group on Provo = Providenciales, where I once visited (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. 7780, March 27 at 0500, Ukrainian Radio relay via WRMI after brief Uk language opening, right into English `Ukraine Security Issues`, very well-done newscast with stingers, axualities and a new YL anchor who speaks less rapidly and more understandably than the previous OM. Lasts until 0512, back to UU.

Into UTwente, 7780 is VG S9 +10/15; A22 plan was to swap to 7730 on NE antenna. 7730 over there is now only S6/S8 with TOMBS as if still aimed NW. At Missouri SDR they compare: 7730 S9+15; 7780 S9/+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K [non]. WMRI Europe: I meant to get this out before March 27, but on March 15, Neil Gates sent me this in response to my request not to earlify WOR time from 1330 to 1230 Sunday, in order to avoid possibly resuming A-season collision with Vietnamese clandestine via Taiwan at 1230-1300. Unknown yet whether that`s still on, banned from HFCC by the ChiCom, but was still reported a few weeks ago.

``Hello Glenn, The program schedule for WMRI Europe effective from Sunday March 27 is

12.00 Sixties Slice with Barnaby Wild
12.30 Bex Carter including news headlines in Russian at 13.00
13.30 World of radio with Glenn Hauser
14.00 News headlines in Russian followed by Rick Slick Classic Rock Show
16.00 News headlines in Russian followed by Mario Marconi who wraps up your shortwave Sunday on WMRI Europe

All times UTC, Also available online
73 Neil Gates, WMRI Europe 9670`` via Channel 292, Germany of course. Note another station adding Russian (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K [non]. 11825, March 26 at 2300, BBCWS news in English, S9/S6, more or less sufficient tho aimed 200 degrees from Tinang, PHILIPPINES this hour only in A22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2131 monitoring: confirmed Saturday March 26 at 1930 on WRMI 15770, S8/S9+10 into UTwente. I`m pleased that WRMI chose to air me instead of President Biden`s ``major`` 1716 UT speech in Warszawa on an extra `Flashpoint Ukraine` which VOA was streaming this Saturday in addition to M-F at 1935.

Also confirmed Saturday March 26 at 1931 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, S9+10 into near-local SDR, about 2 minutes into so started circa 1929.

Also confirmed UT Sunday March 27 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, S9+5/10, so not yet made the switch to 7780, now with Slovakia relay at S9+10/15. 7780 should not be stronger than 7730 if they are still on NE, NW antennas respectively. Or maybe the reactivated 7730 is underpowered and/or on an inferior repaired antenna?

WOR 2131 also confirmed UT Sunday March 27 ending at 0351.9 on WA0RCR, 1860 AM, MO, S9+10 to nearby SDR, so started circa 0323.

Also confirmed Sunday March 27 at 1350 the still-at-1330 UT on WMRI Europe via Channel 292, Germany, 9670: S9+20 into UTwente showing +14 Hz offset; no QRM but modulation rather than signal is steadily fading twice per second, even more so at 1506 check. Not making it to Iceland SDR. Alan Roe, UK, also confirms WOR but no fading like that on his radio, ending at 1354 so must have started early circa 1325. See also UK [non] for more about WMRI. Next:

2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323-Italy [ex-2100]
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW [to be canceled?]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to WNW [ex 7730]
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to NNW
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW [new]

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One may also contribute, via PayPal not necessarily in US$ to woradio at (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7780, March 27 at 0352, R. Svoboda in Russian via WRMI, S9+15 into Missouri SDR to the NW; while reactivated 7730 with TOMBS is only S8/S9, presumably on NE antenna unless underpowered. For A22 R. Svoboda is supposed to be on 7730 to the NE, ex-7780 to the NE. Hope they get these untangled ASAP.

Another check direct at 0631: 7780 with TOMBS cult is S9+10/20; 7730 now also with TOMBS, only S9/S8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, March 27 at 0630, WRNO is gone again instead of all-night. Unknown if on at all earlier from 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)


Hi Glenn, my latest Hitlist update.

1) UTC offset notations updated for DST changes 13 March in Cuba (R Progreso, R Havana Cuba) and USA (R Marti, VOA, WRMI)

2) UTC offset notations updated for DST changes 27 March in Croatia, Germany (HCJB), Greece, Romania, Spain (REE)

3) ~Aggregator: Radio - Deleted entry as this service, sadly, seems to be permanently discontinued (since early February). Also deleted individual station entries in the list for podcasts formerly hosted by Radio360, ie: Albania, Argentina, RHC Cuba, Czech Rep, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Taiwan, Turkey. NB: I did email the last known email address of this service with no reply and posted to their Facebook page, which seems dormant.

4) Spain - REE: Amended link to new frequencies page for A-22 schedule. Note that this page will auto-start audio. I will update this page when an alternative becomes available without audio

5) USA - R Bulgaria: Updated link to BNR daily English podcasts

6) USA - WWCR: Added link to "Ask WWCR" podcast

The next update is scheduled for early April (for DST change in new Zealand). Best wishes and 73, Alan Roe

updated March 27

updated March 27

This report dispatched at 1948 UT March 27