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Glenn Hauser logs March 24-25, 2018

** BRAZIL. 11780, March 24 at 2247, peppy music from RNA, VG S9+20 so on the air here today rather than trying spur-laden 6180 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 351 kHz, March 24 at 0555, YKQ and dash, ND beacon from FORT RUPERT – WASKAGANISH, Quebec. I am beginning to wonder why almost all my NDB logs randomly tuned late at night are out of the northeast quadrant from here — not from western Canada or USA, or SE USA. E-W longwire antenna should not be especially favorable for the NE. See also USA: 329 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 1610 kHz, Saturday March 24 at 0605 UT, YL in Luso Portuguese, no doubt CHHA Vozes Latinas in Toronto — but skedgrid as I recently linked has a blank block for 04-10 UT Sat & Sun; othernights it`s allegedly `All Night Music` — does that mean all-English? (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA. 7130-7150 & 7170-7190, March 24 at 0357, S9+10 QRDRM jamming noise INTRUDERS obviously from Ethiopia against the two Eritrean frequencies, 7140+ and 7181+ but whose carriers cannot even be detected amid. Edges trail off but note these reach 20 kHz wide rather than the DRM standard of 10 kHz sharp (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PALAU [non?]. 9965, March 24 at 1419, gospel huxtress referencing Hebrews XI:5-6, mostly in slow English, S9+10/20 plus some hum. This is so strong it should be domestic site, but only 9965 station listed is T8WH, and Aoki shows the 1415-1430 Saturday-only segment is Music, 100 kW at 318 degrees, not even remotely USward. Since it`s World Harvest Radio, conceivably they could have put a WHRI SC transmitter on 9965 instead, maybe backup if Angel 5 over there be down (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 5975-5980-5985, March 24 at 2302, weak DRM noise still here, i.e. RRI English hour. From A-18 tomorrow, changes to 2200 on 7315 and 9760; to western Europe but about the same azimuth as to North America east. Will one be in DRM? Neither listed as such, but 5980 was supposed to be in AM too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, March 24 at 2302, REE in sign-off routine with all that satellite info, 2303 earworm IS, 2305 to dead air —- and stays open carrier past 2341, and still past 0051 March 25, somewhat weaker. Now I am quite sure the unID OC/DA I had all night early UT March 24 on 9690 was REE failing to turn off the transmitter! Glad I caught it now, since this was the last day for 9690, resuming 17855 for North America from March 25 at 1400-2200. REE has never caught on that for an 8-hour broadcast into our daytime, they should not do it all on one frequency band. Averagely, that will mean much better reception in our mornings, worse in afternoons, probably outfading by 2200 (at least until real summer), so if they forget and also leave 17855 on all night, it will be harder to detect (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, March 24 at 2200 and later chex, no signal yet from VOT English to North America for A-18, in the last hours of B-17 (but it`s already March 25 in Turkey). After 2300 at the winter time I look for it on old 5960 and nothing there now either, nor on 9830. Did this broadcast get totally lost in the shuffle? Maybe they had changed time but not frequency, i.e. 2200 on 5960 which I am not sure I checked that early. Maybe by 0300 March 25 they`ll be on 9515, ex-0400 on 6125 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15239.93, Saturday March 24 at 1526 I check for R. Munansi via WWRB as I am tuning UTwente for WORLD OF RADIO, and there it is, poor offset signal with hilife music. At 1721 on my own receiver I measure it at 15239.935, but here it`s always a JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 335 kHz, March 24 at 0348 and again at 0553, ND beacon BV. It`s an LOM at Batesville – Almond, Arkansas, per — not to be confused with 336 kHz BV in Quebec – Champlain, which presumably includes a dash [see also CANADA]

326 kHz, March 24 at 0549, ND beacon MA. Listed as Midland TX, but I was tuned to 324. Nothing closer to frequency listed.

329 kHz, March 24 at 0551, ND beacon PMV, from Plattsmouth NE. Underneath is also YHN and dash, Hornepayne, Ontario. Both relogs.

353 kHz, March 24 at 0553, ND beacon LI, from Little Rock AR, but I was tuned to 351, also audible on 352.

356 kHz, March 24 at 0555, ND beacon ODX, from Ord NE, but I am tuned to 357. CCI from another beacon on exactly same frequency and pitch makes it hard to differentiate, but could not figure out its call. Closest 356 is PTT, Pratt KS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1922 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov reports from B`lgariya: “GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, March 24
0730-0800 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, weak to fair
0630-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat from March 31“

Not confirmed by me, Saturday March 24 from 1531 on HLR 6190v-CUSB, via UTwente SDR — nothing but weak ChiCom signals mixing, not even a trace of the WOR theme; nor gh at some further chex; but heavy ACI from algo on 6195. From next week this will be at 1431 instead, and unconfirmed whether staying on 6190 or back up to 7265? HFCC A-18 shows the new CC QRM situation will be: 6190, NHK direct in Chinese at 290 degrees; 7265, Kashgar in Sinhala and also Baoji in Chinese. But summer conditions should attenuate the extra-European signals, while low intra-Europeans will also be subject to increasing absorption.

But Alan Gale, England as usual was hearing it: “Hi Glenn, A fair signal from World of Radio on HLR today at 1530 UT on 6190 kHz CUSB. The Chinese station was a bit stronger today and noticeable in the background, but WoR won and was fully readable in spite of the QRM. The HLR signal was barely audible at all 1500, so things had improved greatly towards the end and WoR was audible right up to the sign off at 1600. 73 for now, Alan“

Confirmed Saturday March 24 at 2130 on WBCQ 9330.2v-CUSB, fair; and Sat Mar 24 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, poor. Next:
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW [ex-1130 for DST] Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1923?] Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1923?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:

** U S A. 12056 & 12074 approx., March 24 at 1348, WEWN English on last day usage of 12065 per FCC/HFCC schedules, S9+20 on central and with squealing spurblobs about 9 kHz plus and minus, just like happens around 15610 when that signal is strong enough (not lately here). They have lessened by 1418 recheck. This is unacceptable, but nothing compared to what the 12050 Spanish transmitter has been doing, as in my March 23 report.

Now, Ron Howard forwards this: “Thanks to Dave Valko for this March 24 update: “Caught 12050 WEWN signing on at 1457 a little bit ago. And like yesterday, is blasting out FMing spurs all over the 25mb again. The strongest is 11981, S9+15 here. They all vary a little. They’re downright horrendous when they’re peaking.”“

I don`t check out 12050 spurs all day until: 2250 March 24, 11985, huge spurblob S9+20, sounds good in FM mode and in fact louder and clearer than fundamental 12050-AM. Many more at intervals of about 65 kHz: 12115, just as good with Radio Católica Mundial ID in passing; 12180 weaker but still good in FM; 12245 unreadable; 12310 & 12375 detectable. Not so many on the minus side beyond 11985: 11920 fair in FM; 11855 other Catholic station R. Aparecida has a little noise QRM, maybe this; but bisgig from Madagascar 11790 has no problem with another WEWN-FM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, March 24 at 1419, WWCR with a gospel huxter denouncing the King James Version, apparently for not using the proper name Yahweh. What a picky, picky deity this Yahweh must be! In fact the big deal of the Yahwists is merely nomenclature (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0113 UT March 25

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