lunedì 2 maggio 2022

Glenn Hauser logs May 1-2, 2022

** ANTARCTICA. Re 15475.98 RCUSB, LRA36 absent in April: ``Hello Glenn, I have received this whatsapp and I think that it's important:

Amigos los invito a sintonizar y también a difundir el reinicio de las emisiones especiales en onda corta de LRA36 Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel en la Base Esperanza (Antártida) el sábado 7 de Mayo a las 15 UTC por 15476 kilohertz en USB. Posiblemente haya una repeticion a las 18 UTC ese mismo día. Informes de recepción deben enviarse a Lucas Willian Bocchi``, Brasil, May 1. Says they shall resume May 7 at 1500, possibly repeating at 1800 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 13550, May 2 at 1505, JBA carrier rather than usual 13530, presumed CNR1 jammer against Sound of Hope as both are in Aoki, while EiBi lax 13550, rather fax from NZ at :30-:45 past certain hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [and non]. 13810, May 2 at 1506, S8/S9 in Chinese two signals making a LAH = low audible heterodyne. EiBi and Aoki show jammer & RFA Chinese via TAJIKISTAN at 15-17 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [non]. 15245, May 2 at 1511, American English conversation so presumably CGTN/CRI as sked this hour via Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN, land of imperialist ChiCom genocide against Uighurs and other Moslems; but also with a het on plus side approx. 15245.25: that would be VOKorear also sked in English this hour, but it would be stilted (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13680, May 1 at 2214, RHC music S9/S7 // 11760, 9710, 9535 and no others found. Something`s always wrong at RHC. 13680 appears nowhen in EiBi and Aoki, perhaps an alternate or mistake for 13740 which is often heard but not now. 13680 has been used in previous seasons (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11880, May 1 at 2216, RHC is S9 but just barely modulated in French. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6060, May 2 at 0607, RHC in wrong language Spanish, and so is 6100 but JBM, leaving English only on 6165, undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC. I`m on the indoor longwire during lightning which also caused at least two brief power failures (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13740, May 2 at 2104, RHC here instead of 13680 yesterday, S9+20/30 but extremely distorted music. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALDIVES [non]. 11620, May 2 at 1528, secret site of V of Martyrs Korea, going from Dhivehi talk to nondescript fill music, S9+25 into Bengaluru SDR but noisy; 1529.5 English sign-off as Maldives service, but carrier stays on until 1530.5* after which Vatican Arabic becomes JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. World FM, on three lowpower transmitters and streaming, longtime WORLD OF RADIO affiliate, has adjusted its schedule so that the first two airings are on Fridays when freshest: Fri 0805 & 2205 UT; Tuesday 0305. Also lots of other great programming. See (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ROMANIA. I have been remiss in not trying to hear RRI`s English to N America, one of the few SW stations still toward us --- well, almost, as CIRAF targets are all 8 = eastern third of USA, not central or west; timings happen to be inconvenient for me, but:
2030-2100 11850 13650
0000-0100 7375 9550
0300-0400 7375 9850
Note to self (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, May 2 at 2103, for third day in a row NO signal on REE`s N American frequency. Something`s nonsensical at Noblejas (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, May 2 at 0502-0509.5, UR1 via WRMI, `Ukraine Security Issue` in English with YL caster. Usually I listen via a Maryland remote where WRMI shoots a VG signal up the coast and onward toward Europe, but tonight I try it direct despite being off the side, NW, from this NE beam. It`s generously S9 but deficient also with a wideband noise field, problematic in WRMI fades, and after 0506 also some talking CCI, maybe 2-way SSB from algo? I never have such problems via Maryland.

Joe Ihnat, SW Pennsylvania, USA, presumably referring to the English news bit, says, ``Also via WRMI at 1200 UT on 5010 (every day except Friday?). Not really audible here, but I've been catching this one when I can via one of the South Florida remotes.`` I guess that would be on 12-hour delay from original broadcast after 0000.

Also, referring to the Ukrainian announcements just before English, Richard Langley says, ``I consulted a colleague at UNB in the Physics Department with whom I collaborate on ionospheric studies who is from Ukraine. He was very helpful:

"The URL they mention is The word спротив (sprotyv) is resistance in English. If you have any other question regarding Ukraine (war, culture, community, language etc.), I will be glad to take it."

Using Chrome's translation facility, here is a bit of their home page: ``CENTER NATIONAL RESISTANCE --- Each of us in our place can resist the enemy and contribute to victory. Together we will turn the lives of the occupiers into hell. Join! In order to become an invisible avenger that the occupiers will be afraid of, you need to know tactics, medicine, internet security, know about homemade weapons and non-violent actions`` (via Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2136 monitoring: confirmed Sunday May 1 at 2001 on Italia AM, 1323 kHz, S9+8 into nearby Noale SDR; and nothing now on 918 or 207 kHz.

Also confirmed Sunday May 1 at 2230 on WRMI 5950, S9/+10 into TN SDR: still running altho deleted from skedgrid months ago. If anyone run across any other secret WOR time on WRMI, do let me know!

Also confirmed UT Monday May 2 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S7/S9 into TN SDR. Back on air unlike last night. 7780 was already on at earlier check 2356.

Also confirmed UT Monday May 2 circa 0115 the 0100 on Global Community Radio 1 webcast. Is anyone close enough to check whether WOR still be on these GCR1 LPFM affiliates?
KFZR-LP 93.3 Frazier Park CA
KIEZ-LP 106.7 Monroe LA
KLQS-LP 96.7 Agua Dulce CA

Also confirmed UT Monday May 2 from 0301.8 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6160-, JL ran over and then some dead air. ACI from 6165 Cuba. No one is acting to resolve this adjacency conflict. Ending after 0330, my last word, ``disclaimer``, overridden by HRI in too big a hurry to start. Next:

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]
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:
Thanks this week for financial support from Mike Lewis, Alexander City, Alabama who sent a generous check to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, and testifies:

``I have been an on-and-off World of Radio listener since the late 1970’s ... I regret that I have utterly neglected the most valuable and thankfully still enduring radio resource, World of Radio! ... Fortunately, World of Radio is still with us. I am finally doing the right thing and offering a contribution, and plan to do more in the future.``

Also, last week`s thankee, Joe Caberlin, Ontario, would always also like to be known as VE1EJ; originally from Nova Scotia.

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

** U S A. 4790, UT Mon May 2 at 0250, `Concert Hall` on WBCQ Radio Angela is playing Pagliacci, but too much storm noise at all the remotes I check to enjoy it. A shame this has been consigned to WBCQ`s worst = lowest frequency. As for the uteblaaps, this reply about them from Justin Stillman:

``Radio Angela 4790 “Interference” --- After listening to it tonight on the concert hall broadcast with many modulation and broadcast issues of the music program, I can only conclude that the sound is of a scheduled data transmission, its feature late night seven days a week would make me guess Forex trading or a Forex arbitrage data system. That would line up with the exact intervals you’ve timed as well as the sudden new frequency for music 2 hours a night. I don’t know it all, just lines up in my head. Different data format 7570 but bet the same reason`` --- the latter refers to the continuous 30-kHz- wide noise field I heard around that WRMI frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, May 2 at 1514, zero signal from the 500 kW WBCQ SuperStition, depriving us of any WLCR flat-earth nonsense. What`s wrong now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** UZBEKISTAN. 15509.832, May 2 at 1509, weak talk unknown language, way off frequency; Aoki & EiBi show 15510 at 1500-1530 is IBRA Radio Ibrahim, Sweden, in Bengali via Tashkent, which is typically askew like this (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15648.8 USB, May 1 at 2209, JBA 2-way in Spanish, intruders (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched May 2 at 2135. I was going to wait a little longer, but storms are closing in; with tornadoes in adjacent counties