WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST Update
Hi Glenn, my latest Hitlist update:
1) Argentina – RAE: Updated all links to point to new webpages (thanks to Glenn Hauser)
2) Czech Rep – R Prague: Updated entries to read R Prague Int (RPI)
3) USA – R Marti: Added links to archived programmes of Tú Eres la Música, Interferencia and Postmoderno (thanks to Roger in WORiog).
Unless there’s a major change anywhere, the next update will be early November. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe)
** BOLIVIA. 5952.474, Sept 29 at 0054, VP split-channel carrier must be Radio Pio Doce, from the Twentieth Century, rarely active? or heard, now with het against WRMI 5950, and amid its splash which is inescapable. Aoki/NDXC shows span of RPXII is 10-01 UT which explains why I am no longer hearing it a few minutes later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 6180.025, Sept 29 at 0058, S9+10 of music, 0059 Brazuguese announcement about “música popular brasileira“ (MPB), the talk audio somewhat suptorted, as RNA is here instead of no signal on 11780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. CNR1 jammers, Sept 29 at 1325-1332 during Sunday evening cultural hour of serious/western music like 6180: 6230, 9180, 9215, 10160, 10960, 11120, 11460, some of them JBA carriers at known SOH spots. At 1358 another JBAC on 14980, but none in the 12s, 13s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 9640, Sept 28 at 2208, this RHC is *not* producing a buzz field from 10 to 30 kHz either side. Proof that it is not true that I *never* have anything good to say about RHC. Carriers from Brasil`s 9630.4 apparition and presumably from Guinea very weak 9650 are unimpeded (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 7380, Sept 28 at 2212, S9+25 of dead air from RHC when the African service in French is supposed to emit. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6100, Sept 29 at 0600, RHC English is S9+10/20 with sufficient modulation after dead air a few minutes earlier; while // 6000 S9+10 and 6165 S9 are both undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 13700-AM, Sept 29 at 1336, spurblobs at 66-67 kHz intervals with F# tone while programming is about equally audible in FM and AM modes unlike 13700; wide but center peaking at approx.: 13503, 13566, 13634 which is S8; 13766, 13833, but no 13900. At 1410 more detected: 13435 vs CODAR; 13363 JBA, 13304 JBA but uncomfortably close to NY Radio ATC on 13306-USB. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GERMANY. 5960, Sept 29 at 0130, beepery during Kim`s radiogram minute within The Mighty Farty KBC, out of Nederland via Nauen, but only S9-S7 and noisy. Propagation degraded as WWV reported:
“Solar-terrestrial indices for 28 September follow. Solar flux 67 and estimated planetary A-index 27. The estimated planetary K-index at 0000 UTC on 29 September was 4. Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor. Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level occurred.“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, Sept 27 at 2226, bits of music at S7, 2227 ID as “—- Call? Radio“, more rock, 2233 country. These logs say it`s Skunk Hole Radio, first heard directly as far away as Germany: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,58569.0.html My first scan of the pirate band shortly after 2200 found zero activity (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6900-USB, Sept 27 at 2227, S8 rock music, but off by 2232. Only two other logs of this, as unID:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 9830, Sept 28 at 2205, again today no trace of VOT English to N America, just heavy RTTY from presumed NAU PR. MANY other (but not all) VOT transmissions are being reported missing by Wolfgang Bueschel and Ivo Ivanov; and/or in some cases, frequencies wandering all over the band from their proper spot, not just a few Hz or 0.7 kHz offsets as before. Something`s VERY wrong at the Emirler transmitter site of VOT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7234-LSB, Sept 28 at 2220, “WW0WWV special event station calling CQ“ but not much response after several tries. No pileups here unlike some other specials, as below. One contact I think with op at Fort Collins IDing self as Fred, AF4BW. Someone gives him a call off-frequency at 7233.5-LSB. Recheck at 0109 Sept 29, WW0WWV now slid to 7235-LSB and generating pileups.
First after 2200 I was checking 14238-USB, but no WW0WWV heard there and only a few other phone signals on 20m; too close to Ft Collins.
Mick Delmage, Sherwood Park, AB, had tipped us on the WOR iog earlier: “For those that want to hear special event station WW0WWV, they are making it very well to the east on 14238u kHz at 1930 UT Sept 28. 73“ Maybe these will be applicable again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. As I am hunting for WW0WWV, find some other special events on 40m.
7246.0-LSB, Sept 28 at 2214. Some station who fails to give his own call keeps uttering QRZ; those calling him don`t mention his call either, only their own, a gross failure of operational etiquette. He has trouble copying contact calls so they repeat theirs over and over fonetikaly. (BTW, some editors insist on “correcting“ my Hauserisms which are making a point, or at least enlivening the text.) Serial number is 0388 during what sounds like “Park to park contest“ but not sure of the keyword park (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7184-LSB, Sept 28 at 2225, N1O calling CQ. Such a call must be something special. Indeed, QRZ.com leads to this page, which as usual cannot be linked directly even when logged in:
OSCAR NORRIS Ham of the Century
P.O. BOX 622
McAdenville, NC 28101
CQ CQ CQ — IN HONOR OF THE HAM OF THE CENTURY OSCAR NORRIS W4OXH
On September 25th Oscar will be 102 years young (born 1917). From September 20th thru September 29th 2019 we will be running a special event to honor Oscar. The event will begin at 00:01 UTC September 20th (September 19th) and end at 11:00 pm on the 29th.
Oscar is still very much active on 2 meters, 70cm and DMR. Oscar has made contacts all over the world on D-Star and DMR. Oscar is totally blind and has the ability to work Amatuer Radio (licensed since 1949). Oscar can be found most of the time on the 444.450 W4CQ repeater of the Charlotte Amateur Radio Club.
STATIONS OPERATING UNDER THE N1O CALL SIGN Here’s a list of stations we have that will be using the N1O special event call sign and their operator number.
# 1 Tony N4ATJ, #2 Gary Whitt W5GDW, #3 Robert W7CSA, #4 Fred W4FAC, # 5 Gary Holland KN4RAB, #6 John NJ4Z, #7 Craig KN4EHZ, #8 David W4JL, #9 Howard WB4UD, #10 John C. N2JWC, #11 Kevin WA9VFD, #12 David N1DDC, #13 Brian WB4GS, #14 Bob W4RWS, #15 Rodney W2ROD, #16 Darcy K4DQP, #17 Elliott KN4MGP, #18 Dalton W4WXL and #19 Mack W4ZFD.
Bonus Station — Oscar Norris W4OXH. He will be working from time to time, so see if you can contact him. He will be operating under the call sign of W4OXH/N1O. He will be spotted on DX Summit and DX Watch…“
So apparently I was not hearing Oscar himself but who knows which one of those guys honoring him (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7180-LSB, Sept 29 at 0107, W4D, “special event honoring the [fifth?] military veterans“; also with an AM carrier at 0108, surely not VOBMEritrea this early. CQ in the clear at 0133 says “honoring all military veterans“ — thank you very much! 0326 still there calling CQ. QRZ.com explains: “W4D USA 75th anniversary of D-Day Special Event W4ETB, Edward Brady, 2901 SKYE DRIVE, Fayetteville, NC 28303 USA“
OK, but Sept 29 is nowhere near the anniversary of D-Day in June (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2001 monitoring: On Sat Sept 28, Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports on HLR: “Fair signal of WOR at 0631 on 6190 CUSB, edition 2001“
Confirmed UT Sunday September 29 at 0327 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, about 13 minutes into at Chukotka, so started circa 0314; good S9+10 vs storm noise. This is currently the only chance to hear WOR on local Saturday in N America as 4 previous SWBC times on WRMI have been dropped one by one, as latest confirmed gone from 9955 at 2100. But there remain a number of airings on Fridays & Sundays. Next:
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1130 UT Monday Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW ND
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 episodes] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A.. 9389.238, Sept 29 at 0119, very weak rough carrier in sideband splash of 9395 WRMI. Gary Vance & Ken Zichi in Michigan ARE Tipsheet reported hearing this “almost always there“ suspected parasitic out of WRMI transmitter, so I go looking for it. But there is no match on the 9400+ side of WRMI. I could have assumed it was something local out of my QRMing electronix (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 6160v, Sept 29 at 0057, no signal from this WBCQ, on a Saturday night, still not repaired after last night`s failure; or sporadic activity anyway? It would have been better than 5130 for `Lumpy Gravy Radio Show` as I tried to hear it at 0130, reading S9 but undermodulated in the noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 6115, Sept 28 at 2230, “Come Together“ tune, quite out-of-character programming from WWCR; midway thru VORW now scheduled Saturdays 22-23 as “VROW“; everything else on this frequency 22-01 UT daily is either political or religious; and with the #1 transmitter squeal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 3215, Sept 29 at 0541, WWCR-1 instead of TOMBS scheduled, open carrier/dead air except for squeal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, Sat Sept 28 at 2346, WTWW-2 is on but no `Theatre Organ in the Ozarx`, rather hamstuff from Ted. By 0020 Sept 29 has defaulted to automated music requests; 0128 Ted promoting auto-requests only to be aired during “last hour“, 11 pm-12 CT [04-05 UT] and then seemingly live current TC for 8:29. I haven`t tried, but apparently you may only choose a song from their menu, not request absolutely anything. BTW, I am having trouble detecting the spurcarriers at 5072.1 and 5097.9; tweakened? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5830, Sept 29 at 0103, WTWW-1 is on again, S9+10 with sufficient modulation of Christian identity nonsense; by 0559 recheck, 5830 is gone again. Daytime 9475 of WTWW-1 is on again at 1637 check Sept 29 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505.002, Sept 29 at 0111, WRNO is on again after missing a week or two? with gospel rock, S9+30 and almost on-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1260, Sept 29 at 0605 UT, after weather, “Springfield`s NewsTalk 104-1, KSGF,“ no mention of AM frequency! And into sounds like `When Radio Was“ which is hardly news. For 5/5 kW, not a very good signal despite proximity; as U4 night pattern has major lobe south, minor lobe north (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1824 UT September 29