martedì 31 maggio 2022

Glenn Hauser logs May 30-31, 2022

** CANADA. 3330 & 7850, May 31 at 0640, revived CHU is *still* announcing time *two hours slow* as ``4h,40m``, almost 16 hours after turned back on. At 1450, both 7850 & 14670 RCUSB too weak to copy direct. But at 1524 into Ottawa SDR, finally correct. As far as I could tell, however, the minute markers stayed correct and precise, so that`s something. Meanwhile, Richard Langley, NB, reports to the WOR iog, May 31 at 1104:

``Just got this message from the NRC technical officer after reporting the announced time error yesterday and asking about the off-air reason:

"Thank you for this, don't know why the time was 2 hours off. It is fixed now. The antennas were fine. The problem was the generator failed for a long time so everything shut down. Then we were not allowed access to the site until yesterday, they just opened the road where CHU is located this morning."``

And confirmed correct hour being announced monitoring 7850 kHz here in NB about 30 minutes ago (around 11:45 UTC). -- Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 15034 USB, May 31 at 1455, CHR Trenton Military, still nothing but ``no report received`` from: Calgary, Cold Lake, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and repeated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, May 31 at 2214, RHC is S9 but JBM, barely recognizable as scheduled French. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, May 31 at 0633, this is the only RHC English frequency remaining, S7/S9 but barely modulated and unusable; still below some hum but no buzz. Something`s always wrong at RHC. And it`s even weaker than 1-kW 6070 CFRX at S9+10 and amply modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. From June NZ DX Times: ``1640 KZLS Enid OK ident as “1640 and 1390, the New CTB Fox Sports.” “CTB” refers to ‘Chisholm Trail Broadcasting Company. (Matt Todd-OK via NRC)``

Ha, I avoid my locals so much that this was news to me. Indeed, KCRC 1390 // 1640 May 31 at 0430 during stupid BB game. 11:30 pm local, multi-inning, or western timezone? 1640 is running about 2 seconds behind 1390. Why bother such duplication? Well, 1640 gets into OKC day and night, not 1390. Inside Enid, 1390 is stronger.

A few weeks ago, the far-right ``Eagle`` talk format on 1640 KZLS replaced Bob music or whatever it was on co-owned 96.9, and they were running //. 96.9 KQOB ID only as ``The New Eagle, 96.9``, no mention of 1640, May 31 at 0430 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, May 30 at 2200, token English from REE previewed as something from Beirut, and author about power, smax of rerun, so I listen only to the initial news (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, May 31 at 0500-0506, YP1 via WRMI with `Ukraine: Security Issue`, tonight by the too-fast-talking guy. Not so good into Missouri SDR I happen to have running to the NW of FL, rather than the usual Maryland one onbeam to the NE (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2140 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday May 31 at 0030 on WRMIs into Missouri SDR; 9395 S9+5/10, 9455 S9+15/20. More treble in the 9395 modulation. Next:

2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW [NEW]
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to WNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW

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

For these noncommercial services, voluntary financial support is much appreciated, thanks this week to Sandip Nambiar, EI7IJB, ``To support GH’s excellent World of Radio programme. Thank you`` via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at

Or by MO or check in US$ on a US bank to: Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15770, May 31 at 1947 late tune in to WRMI, world music fill already playing instead of VOA `Flashpoint: Ukraine`. Did it at least start airing today? Also chopped short yesterday and May 24, at least as I have not tried every day (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1130 kHz, May 30 at 2220 UT, KLEY Wellington KS still providing zero modulation. Had been dead air May 13-16 after a spell of sounds, but not rechecked lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5970, May 31 at 0632, DRM-like noise again and now covering 5965-5975 tho weakly (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2044 UT May 31

Half a month extension for ERT's shortwave broadcasting

And an agreement for the Voice of Greece concerning sailors.
May 31, 2022

The operation of the Avlida short broadcast center took a second extension . Following a suggestion by the General Director of Technology and Media Operation of ERT, but also a request from the Ministry of Defense , the Voice of Greece will continue to broadcast proportionally at least until June 15 , when "the conditions will be re-evaluated".

At the same time , with another decision, ERT concluded an agreement with OTE Sat Maritel , a subsidiary of the OTE group concerning telecommunications in shipping , for the transmission of a six -hour program by the Voice of Greece "in order to improve access to information and entertainment for Greeks Sailors".

Media & Tech - 31/05/2022

China observations

Amnual maintenance refurbishment at RTC Xizang Lhasa Baiding bcast center seemingly finalized action now today.

At 14.18 UT today checked on Delhi Perseus server net SDR

Fair signal of S=9+10dB on non-dir or easterly 85degr azimuth 4820, 4905, 4920, 5935, 6110, 7255, and 7450 kHz.

Much stronger of S=9+35dB signals in South Asia subcontinent on 6025, 6050, 6130, 7240, and 7385 kHz are sidelobes of 220 and/or 290 degrees azimuth outlets.

73 wolfy df5sx

Agenda DX 31/05/2022

Radio Bahìa Blanca, Argentina 840 Khz (1930)
Radio America, Brasile 750 Khz (1955)
WMDD, Puerto Rico 1480 Khz (1947)
KHOW, Colorado 630 Khz (1922)

lunedì 30 maggio 2022

Glenn Hauser logs May 29-30, 2022


Hi Glenn, My latest Hitlist update.

1) Belgium - R Onda: Direct link to R Onda live stream no longer works, updated link to the home page where a live stream link is accessible

2) USA - VOA: Updated link to VOA frequency page, although the freqs shown are currently sadly out of date (thanks to Bill, WE7W, in WOR iog mail list); Updated all other links to VOA webpages following changes to website and new VOA Africa website.

3) USA - WBCQ: Removed reference to discontinued Area 61; added link to WBCQ 'R Angela' program schedule

The next update is scheduled for late July
Best wishes and 73, Alan Roe, UK

** AUSTRALIA. 10129 USB, May 30 at 0555, hamnet of ragchewers on Aussie-only 30-m phone band. Besides weakness, very hard to ID as they seldom do so knowing each other well, let alone clearly or fonetikaly. 10129 is favorite frequency but also have heard some on 10124 USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 15034 USB, May 29 at 2219, Trenton Military with ``No Report Received`` from: Trenton itself!, Ottawa, Toronto, Bagotville, and keeps repeating same list at least twice more.

15034 USB, May 30 at 1442, still nothing but ``No Report Received`` from: Shannon, Prestwick, Keflavik, Lajes. Those would have been terminal forecasts; at 1443, different sequence of aviation weather also NRR: Shearwater, Greenwood, Gander, Halifax, and also repeating. ID and time as 1440Z --- only 3 minutes slow rather than 60+ sometimes and than CHU, *two hours slow* --- come on, Canada, you can do better (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 3330 & 7850 & 14670, May 30 at 1551 UT, CHU is back on all channels, but needs a little more work: Timechex are two hours slow!! As 1351, and still at 1600 as if it were 1400. Ditto past 1700, at 1748 as if ``1548``. At 1808 as ``16h08m``. At 1954 UT as ``17h54m``. The English & French announcers must be in cahoots as both are doing it. Obviously, no one is paying attention! Anyone relying on this will be 2:00 hours late to do whatever.

Tnx to Don Moman and Joe Caberlin who noted it was back by 1500 UT. It had crashed at 2000 UT May 21 due to storms and power outages; occasionally there were carriers but no regular service for almost 9 days of no time for Canada. BTW, on the SDR originally running in LSB, CHU could be heard but louder via USB. Is this a transmission or reception defect? It`s supposed to be reduced-carrier upper sideband (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 13530, May 30 at 1437, CNR1 jammer poor, 15920 JBA. At 1448 further typical SOH/CNR1s detected on 13020, 13130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, UT Monday May 30 at 0441, RHC is S9 but JBM in presumed English. 6060 is S9/+10 of humbuzz obscuring Spanish; 6100 not on yet; 6165, S9/+20 sufficient in English, mailbag as ``Ed Newman`` gives email address. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. 9440, May 29 at 2217, S4/S5 direct chanting from R. Cairo and seems undermodulated. On my other rx and antenna at 2235 it`s JBA. But at 2239 into UTwente, S9+35/40 and extremely distorted English. Something`s always egregious in Egypt.

My previous report with precise frequency 9439.995 was misquoted as ``9439`` in the May NASWA Journal, as the log editor simply deletes any numbers after the decimal some of us go to so much trouble to report precisely! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, May 30 at 0601, RNZP starting BBCWS news relay by the deep-voiced Neil Nunes from Jamaica --- VG signal, the best we can get BBC since they dispensed with N America on SW. 0606 into BBCWS Newsday. Ironically, NZ is not really for us either. See also UNIDENTIFIED 13840 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. May 29 at 2210 UT, all four of our regular ND beacons are confirmed active: 255 SW Stillwater, 341 EI Enid, 350 RG OKC, 515 PN Ponca City, vs high line noise levels. RG had not been audible for a few days (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K [non]. 12025, May 30 at 1502, BBCWS news in English at S8/S9 but vs high noise level here. Not a familiar BBC channel, but listed as Kranji/SINGAPORE at 1500-1900, also 0000-0030 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 10000, May 30 at 1504, WWV is still making a special announcement during this minute ever hour leading to: See what you make of it. By now they had moved on to another event April 30-May 1, also quite passé. A few sweeps were heard at 1608 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2140 monitoring: confirmed Sunday May 29 at 2000 on IRRS via AM Italia, Villa Estense, 1323 kHz, S9+3 into nearby Noale SDR; too much noise on 918 to be sure whether also on there, maybe a trace; and not on 207 kHz. 1323 JBA into UTwente across Europe.

Also confirmed Sunday May 29 at 2230 on WRMI 5950 despite replaced by something else on websked a couple months ago, JBA direct in full summer day path, but S9 into Georgia SDR.

Also confirmed UT Monday May 29 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S9+15/20 into Virginia SDR which is way offbeam from 222 degrees, but a lot better than I can get 7780 direct perpendicularly.

Also confirmed UT Monday May 30 at 0130 on WRN N America webcast.

Also confirmed UT Monday May 30 starting at 0309.3 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6159.941, S9/+5 into Maryland SDR, and played to completion 0338 when HRI starts with a bit of overlap. Delayed start as JL admitted he was ``running late`` past 0300. Modulation sounds a bit rough and of course narrow AM or LSB or SAL required to minimize 6165 Cuba splash, which WBCQ is doing nothing about. Next:

0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to WNW
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW [NEW]
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to WNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW

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

For these noncommercial services, voluntary financial support is much appreciated, thanks this week to Sandip Nambiar, EI7IJB, ``To support GH’s excellent World of Radio programme. Thank you`` via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at

Or by MO or check in US$ on a US bank to: Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5950, May 29 at 2317, gospel huxter on WRMI with Athens GA SDR still tuned here after WOR, finds it keeps cutting off air for a few seconds: or rather WRMI is OK, but Athens is acting up as there are no such interruptions when I switch to Knoxville. And Athens waterfall shows entire bandwidth interrupted (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15770, May 30 at 1935 semi-listening to `Flashpoint: Ukraine`` from VOA via WRMI, fair into UTwente, when at 1952 suddenly cuts to fill music; same thing has happened before, program interrupted somewhere along the line starting with Washington. BTW, R. Svoboda relay on 9370 is still absent this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5970, May 30 at 0439, weak DRM-sounding noise intermittently but not 10 kHz wide; in continued absence of WEWN, or could it be WEWN attempting to resume? What else? Aoki shows Brasil and Denmark both 24 hours on 5970 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13840, May 30 at tune-in, big open carrier slightly off-frequency goes off right away at 0550*. Could be NZ as 11725 not yet on? But VG SSOB S9+10/20 on 15720 with `Checkpoint`. Or testing backup transmitter? 13840 in Aoki is also a CNR1 jammer/SOH channel, but doubt that now. Current RNZP sked shows 0558/0559 switch from 15720 to 11725, while 13840 is never in AM, only DRM at 1951-2058 except Saturdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2004 UT May 30

Voice of Mongolia QSL Policy

MONGOLIA. V of Mongolia posted the following message on Facebook on 26 May which may be of interest:

"Dear, VOM listeners,
Greeting from the English section of VOM Radio.
We are ready to send the verification letters to our listeners who sent us reports in May, 2022.
In this regard, a statement needs to be made.
-We will send the verification letter to our listeners who have submitted reports at least "three" times in one month.
The reason why is the items such as postcards, stamps, etc. are limited. So please note that it is difficult for us to respond to anyone who sent a report once every few months.
Therefore, we want you to be more active. Then we will write back to our active listeners. We would also be happy if you could write a more detailed reports. Also, if you write down the question you want to ask, we will always be ready to answer it on the mailbox program which airs on every Monday.
Please keep listening to us and be an active listener.
Mailbox editor"

(Alan Roe via WOR io group)

Media & Tech - 30/05/2022

Propagation outlook from SWPC

:Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2022 May 30 0129 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
23 - 29 May 2022

Solar activity ranged from very low to moderate levels throughout
the week. Moderate solar activity was observed on 25 May when an
M1/1n flare was observed at 25/1824 UTC from Region 3016 (S19,
L=074, class/area=Dao/180 on 18 May), which was the largest event of
the period. Solar activity was low on 23-24, and 26-28 May, and very
low levels were observed on 29 May. Regions 3014 (N24, L=105,
class/area=Dkc/1190 on 20 May) and 3017 (N13, L=085,
class/area=Dai/130 on 23 May) were the most active and complex
regions on the disk this period. No Earth-directed CMEs were
detected this period.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was
normal to moderate throughout the week.

Geomagnetic field activity reached minor storm levels on 27-28 May
due to negative polarity CH HSS influence. Geomagnetic field
conditions were quiet and quiet to unsettled throughout the
remainder of the period.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
30 May - 25 June 2022

Solar activity is expected to be at mostly low levels throughout the
period. M-class flare activity is possible on 07-22 Jun.

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 30 May-04 Jun, and be predominately
normal to moderate on 05-25 Jun.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach minor storm levels
on 24 Jun, and active levels on 12-13, 16-17, and 23 Jun, due to
recurrent CH HSS influences. Quiet and quiet to unsettled conditions
are expected to prevail throughout the remainder of the period.

:Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2022 May 30 0129 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
# 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
# Issued 2022-05-30
# UTC Radio Flux Planetary Largest
# Date 10.7 cm A Index Kp Index
2022 May 30 100 10 3
2022 May 31 100 8 3
2022 Jun 01 100 5 2
2022 Jun 02 100 5 2
2022 Jun 03 98 5 2
2022 Jun 04 98 5 2
2022 Jun 05 98 5 2
2022 Jun 06 98 5 2
2022 Jun 07 110 5 2
2022 Jun 08 112 5 2
2022 Jun 09 125 5 2
2022 Jun 10 130 8 3
2022 Jun 11 135 12 3
2022 Jun 12 140 14 4
2022 Jun 13 145 14 4
2022 Jun 14 150 8 3
2022 Jun 15 145 12 3
2022 Jun 16 140 14 4
2022 Jun 17 140 14 4
2022 Jun 18 140 12 3
2022 Jun 19 130 5 2
2022 Jun 20 125 5 2
2022 Jun 21 120 5 2
2022 Jun 22 110 5 2
2022 Jun 23 100 16 4
2022 Jun 24 100 22 5
2022 Jun 25 100 12 3

Wolfgang Bueschel: 6165 kHz Monday May 30

CHINA 6165even signal checked at 10.56 UT in northern Tokyo SDR remotedly, nothing noted on that channel from Pyin U Lwin Myanmar northern broadcast center.

CNR6 Beijing well ON AIR on 6165 kHz channel, Monday May 30
CNR 6 \\ much stronger S=9+20dB on 9420even kHz.

Others at this hour
9700.008 NZL RNZi Pacific sce Rangitaiki Mon-Fri 07.59-10.58 UT, at 10.38 UT, S=9+25dB signal into north of Tokyo remotedly.
9099.992 KOR EoH / VoH Seoul Korean, powerful S=9+30dB in Tokyo, on May 30 at 10.42 UT, 10 x bubble jamming strings visible from northern KRE D.P.R., seen and heard.
9119.980 TWN SoH Falun Gong sect Mandarin on SW, 10.45 UT, S=5-6
9155.069 TWN SoH Falun Gong sect Mandarin on SW, 10.47 UT, S=5 underneath of co-channel much stronger
9155even CUB Cuban SPY number service in Spanish from Bejucal site, S=8 signal across Alaska Pacific Ocean path into Tokyo Perseus SDR unit at 10.48 UT.
9165.4 KOR HLL Seoul Meteo Fax at 10.50 UT, S=9+15dB strength at
9163.3 to 9166.5 kHz broadband digital FAX sound heard.
9215.006 TWN SoH Falun Gong sect Mandarin on SW, 10.51 UT, S=6-7
9230.176 TWN SoH Falun Gong sect Mandarin on SW, 10.53 UT, S=5-6
9275even PHL FEBC R Liangyou from Bocaue, Mandarin sce of S=9+15dB strength at 10.54 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 30)

Next broadcast of "From the archives of Radio Andorra" (Saturday, June 4th 2022)

The next first Saturday per month is approaching. Time for another "from the archives of Radio Andorra"-programming:

He is chansonnier and crooner and loves Latin-American music like Tango. Famous in France but as well in other parts of the world, Mr. Guy Marchand turned 85 years old recently. As for his birthday, we've restored a radio program from summer 1979 which belongs to a series of shows that were produced by at that time well known musicians and actors.

Jazz, Pop, Rock’n’roll, Classical Music, Reggae and Cabaret in an unusual mix (as per radio standards of today) and some personal stories will be aired on Saturday, June 4th at the following times:

For Europe: 1700-1900 UTC on 6180 kHz via Moosbrunn, LogPer Antenna on 270°, 100kW

For NoAm: 2200-2400 UTC on 13730 kHz via Moosbrunn, HRS4/4/1 on 295°, 100kW

Both programs were made possible through the help of radio-enthusiasts who helped covering the costs for all the work.

If you want to have more of Radio Andorra in the future, you can help us making this possible here:


Christian Milling

NRC shortwave station broadcasts (CHU) currently unavailable

Due to the recent severe weather event in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, the CHU time signal for shortwave radio has been impacted and is currently unavailable. We are working to restore the service as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience. (

Agenda DX 30/05/2022

Radio XL, Gran Bretagna 1296 Khz (1995)
KMON, Montana 560 Khz (1948)
Radio Nacional do Brasilia 980 Khz (1958)
WMID, New Yersey 1340 Khz (1947)
La Voz de Bogotà, Colombia 890 Khz (1930)

Festa dell'Indipendenza in Croazia

domenica 29 maggio 2022

Glenn Hauser logs May 29, 2022

** CUBA. 13605, May 29 at 0635, add another frequency to the pointless overjamming, as OCB of course only uses this in daytime. Sounds like mixture of at least two sites at different pulse rates (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000 & 6060 & 6100 & 6165, May 29 at 0702, all four RHCs are off, so Esperantists are out of luck for first weekly broadcast on Sundays at 0700, now imaginary. Something`s always wrong at RHC. However, I do hear its sad theme starting about 1501 on 11760 and presumably secret 15140 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, Sunday May 29 at 0630, RNZP is S9+10/20, SSOB as usual, not in English but some voices in language, probably Maori, occasionally lapsing into English terms; 0632 mentions Liam Neeson. 0633 outro and into English music request show of leftover items, from last night? This is contrary to the schedules online:

RNZP says Sundays at noon-8 pm [= 0000-0800 UT], it`s relaying RNZ National, so we have to look that up, this date:

``6:06 PM. Māpuna with Julian Wilcox --- Julian talks to Māori throughout Aotearoa, from sports legends, to business leaders, to artists and community advocates. (rpt)`` and next show not until: ``6:50 PM``. And, ``The Sunday Night Retro Show`` not until 0806 UT.

BTW, `Mediawatch` starting at 1015 UT, later than previously listed in our DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS guide. Yet the page of Mediawatch itself claims it be Sundays 10:12 pm, as well as 9:05 am [= 2105 UT Saturdays]. BTW2, in case you haven`t heard, funds have been allocated for RNZP to get a new SW transmitter, which should allow it to run two frequencies 24/7, one of them DRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. LW/MW beacon check May 29 at 1449: 255 SW Stillwater is JBA; 341 EI Enid can`t confirm vs elevated noise level; 350 RG OKC, still off. 407 HRU Herington KS JBA. 515 PN Ponca City as usual strongest of all (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** RUSSIA [non]. 9370, May 29 at 1925, still no signal into UTwente from R. Svoboda secret relay, via Armenia? Awaiting word from the crowdfunders whether this be terminated officially. Not heard since May 24 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, May 29 at 1438, REE on early weekends, but only S8/S9 to N America and just barely modulated. 15520 to ME also seems JBM at S4/S5. 11940 for S America JBA carrier. K index = 3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2140 monitoring: confirmed Sunday May 29 ending right at 1400 on WMRI Europe, via Channel 292, GERMANY, 9670, S6/S8 into NW Ireland SDR, so started at 1331; 1400 quick ID ``WMRI Europe`` and into Russian - or Ukrainian? Next:

2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW [to be canceled? still May 22]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to WNW
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba]
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW [NEW]
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to WNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW

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

For these noncommercial services, voluntary financial support is much appreciated, thanks this week to Sandip Nambiar, EI7IJB, ``To support GH’s excellent World of Radio programme. Thank you`` via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at

Or by MO or check in US$ on a US bank to: Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Hepburn tropo map shows level-5 enhancement reaching SE OK, not to here, but I bandscan anyway, finding numerous BAD signals on open channels, May 29 after 1500 UT: 8, 12, 14, 20, 21, 28, 30, 34, 35, 36. And only one is decoding way above the other signals: RF 26 with PSIP ID as KTAL-DT. That`s Texarkana ARKLATEX, site in NW corner of LA, 6-1 with NBC pre-Indy show. The rest: 6-2 Laff, 6-3 Cozi, 6-4 HSN, all of which match: insists on measuring to N Carolina or S Pacific unless I spell out LOUISIANA after Vivian, town near transmitter site, i.e 529 km = 329 statute miles to the SE, close to my OKC-aimed antenna. TAL originally stood for one of the TALlest towers at that time, but could also mean Texas/Arkansas/Louisiana, never mind Okla.

My local translator on 17 has also become BAD due to DX QRM, likely the PBS in Shreveport, KLTS-TV ``24`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 95.1, May 29 circa 1840 UT, dead carrier again into caradio for considerable distance in north side of Enid on way to cemetery; unseems a mobile RF feeder, nor the two FM stations vying for control of channel 236, in Wichita and Shawnee; once it weakens, their combat starts to appear (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1951 UT May 29

RNEI - Special test broadcast to Asia, ME, Oceania on 4 June

NORWAY (non). Radio Northern Europe International (RNEI) will have a short (15 minute) test transmission on Saturday 4 June from 0805-0820UTC on 15430 kHz via Nauen (125kW, 175 deg) targetting Middle East, Asia and Oceania (and may also hit parts of Europe). The broadcast will comprise a special episode of Mamma's Mest Metal.

Information courtesy of Roseanna, RNEI.

(Alan Roe via BDXC-News io group)

Media & Tech - 29/05/2022

Tonight's 2-hour WBCQ Concert Hall on Radio Angela

Tonight's 2-hour WBCQ Concert Hall on Radio Angela (5130 kHz from 0200-0400 UTC) presents Verdi's Rigoletto in its entirety performed by the Wiener Philharmoniker and Wiener Staatsoper. A brief intermission includes a poetry reading by Lainie Petersen. Also, you can view the June schedule for Radio Angela, which includes some new programs, on the Radio Angela page on the WBCQ website.

Ascolto Studio Dx 987 via R.D.E. 1584 kHz

1584 29/5  1109-1137 Radio Diffusione Europea, Trieste Px “Studio Dx 987” It 25532

73 da N. Marabello
QTH Treviso (IT)

Ant.: quadro DLF 1539 kHz

Log Roberto Pavanello

 981 23/5 23.05 RAI R. 3 Classica - Trieste IT MX suff. 
 1035 26/5 23.00 R. Lyca Dilse - London EE NX buono 
 1044 22/5 22.34 R. San Sebastian - SS ID e pubblicità locale buono 
 1053 25/5 22.03 COPE - Castellon SS ID e pubblicità locale buono 
 1116 23/5 22.33 R. Pontevedra - SS ID e pubblicità locale suff. 
 1179 24/5 22.34 R. Valencia - SS ID e pubblicità locale buono 
 1404 23/5 23.10 R. Ukraine 1 - Izmail Ucraino talk suff. 
 1611 23/5 22.45 R. Augusta - EE MX suff. 
 1638 23/5 22.40 R. Bluebird - Dutch ID e MX buono 
 4775 27/5 22.45 R. Tarma - SS MX suff. 
 4870 27/5 22.40 R. Mystery 21 - EE MX ottimo 
 4885 23/5 22.50 R. Clube do Parà - Belem PP talk suff.
 5140 22/5 16.20 Charleston R. Int. - EE MX ottimo 
 5990 29/5 09.25 R. Blackstone - EE MX suff.
 5995 28/5 22.40 R. Mali - Bamako FF MX afro buono 
 6045 27/5 15.10 R. Telstar - EE MX ottimo 
 6085 24/5 16.30 R. Mi Amigo Int. - EE MX buono 
 6205 27/5 16.30 KBC - EE MX buono 
 6210 28/5 16.50 R. King SW - EE MX buono 
 6280 25/5 22.15 R. Panda - EE MX buono 
 6931 26/5 23.05 Indy R. - Sevilla Ucraino relay Ukraina R.1 buono
 6950 29/5 08.55 Zenith Classic Rock - EE MX suff. 
 6985 27/5 16.30 The Vault - EE MX suff.
 7770LSB 28/5 16.30 R. JVG - EE MX buono 
 9610 29/5 09.00 AWR - Firenze IT Obiettivo DX by Roberto Scaglione ottimo 
10000 22/5 16.30 Italcable - Viareggio IT MX e segnale orario suff. 
11780 26/5 23.10 R. Nac. Amazonas - Brasilia PP talk suff. 
11815 28/5 22.45 R. Brasil Central - Goiania PP MX suff. 

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

Ascolti AM Treviso 29 maggio

5140 29/5 0451 Charleston Radio Inter., Berlin Mx E 45554
5780 29/5 0452 Harmony Radio, BEL-Waterloo Mx E 35533
5920 29/5 0453 HCJB Deutschland, Weenermoor Px rel. D 25522
6070 29/5 0454 Radio Channel 292, D-Rohrbach Waal MX E 35543
6155 29/5 0500 R. Oesterreich 1 Inter., Moosbrunn Nx D 55555
6195 29/5 0501 BBC WS Radio, Ascension Nx E 45544
7260 29/5 0502 Vatican Radio, CVA-S. Maria Galeria Px rel. R 45554
7285 29/5 0503 Radyo Denge Welat BUL-Kostinbrod Px Kur 55555
7355 29/5 0504 NHK WORLD-R. Japan, F-Issoudun Nx E 55555
7730 29/5 0505 WRMI Radio Ukraine Inter., Okeechobee1 Px E 45554
9265 29/5 0506 WINB -The Overcomer Ministry, Red Lion Px rel. E 45544
9330 29/5 0507 WBCQ World's Last Chance, Monticello Px rel. E 55555
9400 29/5 0508 The Overcomer Ministry, BUL-Kostinbrod Px rel. E 55555
9610 29/5 0901 AWR Europe, Nauen Px Obiettivo DX RVS magazine It 55555

73 da N. Marabello
QTH Treviso, Italia
Ant.: filare 6 metri

A cuore aperto: Voce del Padrone 181A (1937)

Oggi mettiamo a cuore aperto un apparecchio VOCE DEL PADRONE 181A, risalente al 1937, trovato poco prima del lockdown in un mercatino dell'usato.


Costruito in un periodo di transizione tecnologica, questo apparecchio venne presentato per la stagione 1937/38. Il circuito è classicamente supereterodina con MF a 455 KHZ. Le valvole impiegate sono di serie mista: un ottodo AK2 o WE 32 convertitore, un pentodo selettodo AF 3 o WE33 amplificatore di MF e mixer, una 6Q7G amplificatrice di BF, AGC E DETECTOR,  una AL1 o WE35 amplificatrice finale di BF ed una 5Y3 raddrizzatrice.


Come appare evidente, questo apparecchio impiega valvole di serie diversa e questo si deve attribuire al periodo di transizione tecnologica che caratterizzò questo preciso periodo in cui fecero il loro ingresso sul mercato le valvole OCTAL.


Prima che queste ultime potessero rimpiazzare del tutto le valvole più vecchie, i costruttori cercarono di svuotare i magazzini, costruendo apparecchi a valvole miste ed anche il nostro 181A, è figlio di quel momento. Dal suo telaio presero poi origine i modelli 518 soprammobile, 519 midget ed il mod. RG 539 radiogrammofono con push-pull in uscita, più moderni e con valvole a serie unica.


Dotato di una grande e spaziosa scala parlante, il nostro apparecchio vanta una costruzione molto ben eseguita e razionale, con componenti di qualità e montaggio ordinato e ben eseguito. Nel gruppo alta frequenza viene fatto uso di compensatori ceramici e bobine su supporto ceramico. Le gamma coperte sono due: onde medie da 560 a 180 metri ed onde corte, da 20 a 50 metri. La rivelazione avviene per caratteristica di griglia dell'ottodo WE32 che che provvede anche all'amplificazione a RF.


Dalla placca di quest'ultimo, il segnale passa al primario del primo trasformatore di media frequenza da cui viene induttivamente inviato, tramite il secondario, alla griglia del selettodo AF3 che, dopo la necessaria amplificazione, lo invia al diodo rivelatore della 6Q7. L'amplificazione finale di BF è affidata al pentodo WE 35 che eroga 3,5 watt circa.


Caratteristico di questi apparecchi, definiti anche "SERIE ELLITTICA", è l'altoparlante ellittico, nel nostro 181 davvero enorme,  che garantisce una migliore distribuzione lungo il cono delle frequenze medie e basse ed una miglior resa su frequenze medie ed acute.


Altra caratteristica è il comando "DISTANTE/LOCALE" che inserisce una resistenza da 5000 Ohm sul primario del primo trasformatore di MF, abbassando brutalmente il segnale in ingresso nella catena di MF. Evidentemente l'apparecchio tendeva a saturare in presenza di segnali molto forti, in prossimità della emittente locale ed i progettisti decisero di risolvere il problema in questo funzionale e poco dispendioso modo.


Sul retro troviamo lo stretto necessario: il cavo di alimentazione a rete, l'ingresso di antenna e la presa fono. Il cambio tensioni, da 110 a 275 volts, è fissato sulla calotta del trasformatore di alimentazione, cosa molto comune nelle radio VOCE DEL PADRONE di questa epoca.


La sintonizzazione è assicurata da un condensatore variabile doppia sezione, mosso da un affidabilissimo sistema a frizione mentre l'indice è mosso tramite il classico sistema a funicella e pulegge che, anche se dovesse andare fuori uso, non pregiudicherebbe la possibilità di sintonizzare comunque l'apparecchio. Il telaio è in ferro zincato e verniciato ed anche dopo 85 anni, non presenta alcun segno di ruggine o ossido.


L'audio usufruisce di un controllo di tono, classico filtro RC sul circuito di placca della finale di BF che agisce in modo soddisfacente e rende l'ascolto molto piacevole e riposante. Il mobile è di bella fattura e di piacevole linea, realizzato con l'utilizzo di impiallacciatura fatta con legni diversi.


All'atto della ricezione, il nostro 181A è ancora molto valido; in onde medie riceve molto bene la locale e di sera riceve bene moltissime emittenti estere, con buon audio e buona sensibilità. Sulle onde corte è selettivo e sensibile; unico neo, se così vogliamo chiamarlo, è la difficoltà di sintonizzazione delle emittenti nella parte più alta delle onde corte che, pur con l'aiuto di un sistema di sintonia molto ben demoltiplicato, risulta critica a causa della selettività troppo acuta a ad 86 anni, glielo lasciamo passare, direi. Spero che sia stato interessante per tutti vedere questo apparecchio a cuore aperto, sia per gli appassionati che per chi si sta avvicinando a questo mondo.

Paolo Pierelli