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Glenn Hauser logs June 22, 2022

World of Radio Hitlist Update

Hi Glenn, My latest Hitlist update.

1) France - Atlantic 2000: new addition to list

2) Ukraine - RUR: Added link to the archive of UA Security Issue bulletins (Thx to Glenn Hauser in WOR iog mail list)

3) USA - Texas Radio Shortwave: Added link to new TRSW archive channel on Mixcloud, and link to TRSW Facebook Listener's Group

The next update is scheduled for August.

Best wishes and 73, Alan Roe

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, June 22 at 1536, first check for LRA36 this Wednesday: NO signals into three Argentina, one Uruguay and four Brasil SDRs. Could it have come and gone already, or not at all today? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 4924.8, June 22 at 0647, no signal from Tefé, relaying Aparecida or not. That reactivation was only briefly (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 9673.30V, June 22 at 0255, R. Voz Missionária straying further than ever from nominal 9665. Via Campo, Brasil SDR, hard to pinpoint but if tuned to 9673.30, S4/S6, carrier offset fluxuates between +78 and +128 Hz. Then tuned to 9673.40, fluxuates +40 to minus 57 Hz. 0406 recheck same tuner, 9673.30 plus 10 to 26 Hz.

Direct at 0635 June 22: 9635.318V, S6/S9 hetting something weaker on 9675.0, presumably a non-jammer CNR1 Beijing.

Wolfgang Büschel had reported earlier June 21: ``ZYE890 R. Voz Missionária, Camboriú SC. Web player \\ 9673.290 kHz centered 2306 UT, up 10 to 30 Hertz shift on 9673.300 kHz <https:\\> And web player via URL \\ [selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz] (wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 21)``

Later, June 22 at 1540, finding no Antarctica, my Campo is still tuned to 9673.00, with a good S9+15 of RVM music, +227/243 Hz offset fluxuating less than before (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA [and non]. 6030, June 22 at 0645, some talk JBA under wallofnoise Cuban jamming otherwise against nothing. Seems emphatic and possibly English, as a gospel huxter, but more likely comedian on CFVP Funny 1060. Why in the world doesn`t CKMX get a change to a clearer SW frequency? Such things are unthinkable to domestic oriented broadcasters. On 6030 not only Radio Martí and consequent excessive jamming, but per Aoki also problematic at least during our night hours: CNR1 DRM Beijing, Ethiopia; possibly borderline India, Myanmar (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, June 22 at 1410+, this RHC transmitter is really haywire now; instead of two main spurblobs equally displaced above and below, I`m hearing blobs all over the band coming and going, best recognized by the F# tone when tuned in FM mode even if any recognizable talk modulation lax: and they are very broad/wide so frequencies cited are more approx. than ever: 13792, 13748, 13652, 13602, 13628. Another check at 1453: 13635, 13662, 13730, 13767, 13798, 13829-13832, 13864, 13900. Now fundamental 13700 is S9+10/20. Somethings` always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EGYPT. Re my last reports of no signal from 9440 R. Cairo English, Alan Holder replies on the WOR iog June 22:

``[WOR] Radio Cairo back on air --- I listen out for them every day. The last broadcast in any language was on June 16. It's unusual for them to be off air for such a long period. I sent an e-mail to their Propagation Department on June 21, asking whether they have abandoned short wave.

I haven't received a reply yet, but I notice that today they are back again on 9410 at 1600 in Albanian. The distortion is still there accompanied by the usual loud hum. I will listen tonight to see if English reappears at 2115. [did it? missed checking here -gh]

The second transmitter (no hum, but severe distortion) which was used for Turkish, Russian and French (9900, 9870 and 9810) has been off air for 7 weeks. [Later, at 1752: The second transmitter on tonight with Turkish at 1700 on 9900 after a long absence. Low level modulation with some distortion as before.]

Recently, there were a number of consecutive days when the English programme was heard with perfect audio, but the transmitter hum made listening very tiring.

With 9 transmitters on site, they must be able to fire up one of the others, or if not working, they could cannibalize them for spare parts for the two that are operational. It is likely that the technicians lack the expertise to undertake any serious repair work on their ageing transmitters. Alan Holder, G4ZBH, Isle of Wight, U.K.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 6185, June 22 at 0643, no signal from XEPPM --- but had reactivated yesterday. Off now because per Manuel Méndez, Spain, they signed off at 0502, which was the original schedule before they started staying on all night. Misleading ``100 kW`` power refers to day signal on MW 1060 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, June 22 at 0644, still no signal from VON. Have not seen any reports of this nor 11770- for some weeks (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. Re my log on 15170+, Ivan Zelenyi replies June 21 on HCDX: ``These are my little observations of the radio broadcasting of Saudi Arabia: on June 17 from 0400 UT at a frequency of 15170 kHz there was a program “Radio Saudi International” in Urdu. On the same day from 1600 on the frequency of 9885 kHz there was a program “Radio Saudi International” in Urdu. Also “Radio Saudi International” in Indonesian is received on 9675 kHz instead of Turkish programs. I have not heard programs in Pashto, Farsi, Tajik and Uzbek for a long time either`` --- thus it appears that its scheduling is very erratic or there have been major changes as yet not compiled. The 15170 broadcast was supposedly nothing but Arabic Qur`an 0300-0600. WRTH 2022 had Urdu only at 1200-1500 on 13775 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2143 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday June 22 from 2100:21 on WBCQ 7490, S7/S9 with storm crashes, -70 Hz into Maryland SDR = 7489.930; exact time correlated with WWV on same SDR. Direct at 2128, JBA as usual in summer. Next:

0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455? to WNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW

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** U S A. 5950, 4980 & 4975, June 22 at 0648, WRMI-8 and WRMI-4 are off the air --- but not an outage, rather deliberate schedule change per skedgrid now dated June 21: WRMI-4 still shown as 4980 but NO broadcasts for 24 hours; WRMI-8 on 5950 which had been 24h, is now shown 19-04 UT only. There may have been some other reduxions.

This leaves TOMBS overnight with ONLY 5800, 5850, 7570, 7780, 9395, 9955 from WRMI; 6160- from WBCQ; 3215, 4840 when not dead air, 5890 from WWCR. Ten frequencies, o my! So hard to choose which ones to avoid. Well, eleven, including the WWCR leapfrog on 5980, several more if including the bonus 9955 spurs. 9455 WRMI still on with SMTV at 0648 but distorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15770, June 22 at 2129, no signal from WRMI-9, which is still scheduled 11-02 UT including VOA Flashpoint Ukraine at 1930 M-F. Elsewhere on 19m band, VOA Grimesland Bambara inbooming at S9+30; NZ 15720 also audible and 15825 WWCR JBA as usual without Es boost; altho K-index is 3. Also as usual, WRMI-7 Radio Africa 21525 is still a JBA carrier at 2124 despite nominal 2100*. Something`s odd at Okeechobee (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9275, June 22 at 2136, WMLK S7/S8 with gospel huxter, yawn; 300 kW?? Slightly weaker than 50 kW neighbor WINB 9265 at S6/S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1130, June 22 at 2122 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS still dead air on groundwave (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, June 22 at 0639, RV S7/S9 with drumming concluding the public-announcements segment, into a song; JBA on 7890, third and second harmonix of 3945 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10121.30 USB, June 22 at 0655, 2-way contacts. If hams, supposedly only Australia allows phone on this band; but certainly not in English, unrecognized language, so intruders? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2325 UT June 22