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Glenn Hauser logs January 4-5, 2020

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Sat Jan 4 at 2039, not R. Tirana via WRMI as expected but music and Pastor Ray, Light of the Word, referencing John XVII: 37-38. Altho Tirana is 6 days a week, WRMI skedgrid does now show it at 2030 M-F only with this bumper on Saturday. The Sat edition should still go out at 0230 UT Sun on 9395 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ALGERIA. 891, Jan 5 at 0649, woman in Arabic; best heard yet, the reactivated Ouled Fayet 600 kW transmitter of RA-1 near Algiers. Wolfgang Bueschel thinx these superpowers are running about half to save costs. Mostly separable from WLS by USB tuning (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [non]. 13685, Jan 5 at 1507, CRI English W&M chat, via MALI, S3-S5 yet louder than // 15700 via CUBA, S9 but JBM. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5025, Jan 5 at 0708, R. Rebelde is S9+40 but suptorted and splattering out to plus/minus 15 kHz. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 5 at 1608, RHC in Esperanto, overmodulated, extra frequency while 11760 original channel is AWOL. Did not hear what imaginary frequencies may have been announced at outset (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, Jan 5 at 1512, two stations mixing with flutter, long/short path echo. Evidently TURKET is again jamming Dengê Welat via FRANCE (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MOROCCO. 595.9, Jan 5 at 0651, JBA carrier, way off-frequency from 594 as I bandscan. Exactly the same offset as in previous log; have been alert for this since but not caught again until now:

“595.9, Oct 25 at 0608, JBA carrier. Before a bandscan, I check for this first, as the low-power 50 kW Oujda transmitter of SNRT has been reported by Chris McWhinnie and Alan Pennington of the British DX Club, further off-frequency than usual 595 instead of 594, and there it is! Wolfgang Bueschel precisioned it at 595.896“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4080-USB, Jan 5 at 0129, Texas Radio Shortwave found here, already music at tune-in for publicized 0130 broadcast.

My reception report to pirate Texas Radio Shortwave:

“Dear TSWR: Thanks for the invitation. I did catch your broadcast tonight, and here is my report for QSL. This is before I have read what anyone else may have said about it on HF Underground.

Receiver: R75
Antenna: longwire 100 feet east-west, probably not ideal if you are south of me
Date: UT January 5
Steady S9 on generous meter with preamps, very little fading, but not enough to overcome noise level making copy difficult. SINPO: 35343 I can seldom make out details of announcements. Enjoyed the music, some of it familiar to me, but I can`t identify much of it by title, and I do not use apps to do that

0129, found signal on 4080-USB and tune in, already music.
0130, sound effects and announcements
0131, Texas Radio Shortwave ID; country/bluegrass song
0136:20, segue to another tune
0138:35, segue to another at first instrumental, then vocal. “Black day in July“ sounded like a refrain, maybe title, over and over there may be more segues so smooth I do not note them
0151, segue, country tune
0155, another segue
0158, brief announcements
0201, longer announcement, “free radio“ promo with reverb
0202, ad for “radio communications magazine“; familiar blues tune
0215, unreadable announcement
0230, ID and “In the Mood“, familiar
0248, still on
0256, ID and contact info by M & F voices,
nothing further, apparently over and off

Thanks for the show. Hope the report is of use to you and let us know about future broadcasts, hopefully with better reception. 73, Glenn Hauser“

Reply a few hours later:

Ahoy Matey Glenn – Your report washed up on shore here at South Padre Island. Quartermaster compared it to ship’s log and told Third Mate to send you this verification.

Crew was excited to know you wrote in. Second Mate’s the only crew member who can read, so he read what crew said we[re] the most complete reception report they’d ever heard. And crew’s been around since the old, old days of pirate radio.

Best wishes from Cap’n. Always be yourself. Unless you can be a pirate. Then always be a pirate. 73 and Arrgghh.

Texas Radio Shortwave
https://www.facebook.com/texasradiosw
Sailing to your ears from the Lone Star State“

It`s an Alamo QSL — and shows my location as Altus, Oklahoma; not
sure where he got that, but maxe it even more unique. [attached]

Many more logs here: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,62055.0.html (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6934.9-AM, Jan 5 at 0134, VP signal from unID pirate, maybe Captain Morgan SW, as heard Dec 21 on this off-frequency and IDed by others. Other unID logs as 6935 today at 0118: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,62054.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, KUCO Edmond/OKC, has had a lot of disruptions last few days. Jan 5 at 1455 UT, dead air; resumed by 1523. Because they are moving into brand-new studios in downtown OKC, distancing themselves from the UCO campus in Edmond. On Jan 2, were plugged into WCPE feed all day(?) instead of overnight only, such that could not insert StarDate at 1558 UT or 0058 UT. Other things I wanted to hear unavailable, such as Performance Oklahoma Sat at 14-16 UT, and Weekend Radio UT Sun at 04-05. However, they did get Metropolitan Opera on at 1700 Sat with Der Rosenkavalier, but that could have been via WCPE (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SAO TOME E PRINCIPE.. 13750, Sat Jan 4 at 2027, S9 open carrier, 2028 YDD VOA sign-on, 2030 into music and French DJ without introducing the program or language. At first I wondered if there had been a punch-up error confusing the digits of 17530 or 15730 at Grimesland — but 13750 is axually scheduled from Pinheira at 2030-2100 Sat & Sun only, for some reason breaking in the middle of French which has just cut off 15730 daily (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 1521, Jan 4 at 2228, JBA carrier hetting KOKC OKC, presumed 2 megawatt Duba, and disappears sometime between 2230 and 2231 as usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SCOTLAND [non]. 9350, Jan 4 at 2105-2200, `Encore` via WWCR, excellent this week with no cross-talk detected (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 774, Jan 5 at 0650, usual two carriers beating, 0653 Spanish talk from RNE1 synchros, headed by 100 kW València and seven others down to 10 kW. Does anyone know which be off-frequency? MWOffsets shows Valencia only 0.2 Hz low and no others more than 3 Hz minus. Iran and Egypt both have high-power 774s considerably off-frequency+plus, but would not expect them to be involved this late into their daytimes. Only other Europeans are very low powers in Italy and UK.

774 is the #1 audible TA frequency here; just as it is the #1 audible TP frequency later from Japan. Someone pointed out that around 0700 UT both of these could propagate midwinter to N America; not tonight when I also checked from the NW. Nor was there much from NHK an hour before sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 12030, 11940, 11685, Jan 5 at 1515, REE in descending order of audibility during stupid ballgame, and also a JBA carrier on 9690, the North American frequency which could be REE not really propagating yet? Or CRI Bengali. 1605 recheck, now an S8-S5 signal on 9690 but in Japanese! See TAIWAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TAIWAN. 9690, Jan 5 at 1605, still looking for SPAIN q.v. to North America; instead, talk in Japanese. HFCC shows an Encompass-brokered broadcast, 300 kW, 2 degrees from Taiwan; but what is it, really? NDXC/Aoki has the answer: Furusato no Kaze, clandestine about North Korean abduxions. Fortunately it`s only at 1600-1630, so Spain can still be clear afterwards if it ever resume (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 359 kHz, Jan 4 at 0714 UT, ND beacon SDR, 25 watts from Snyder TX, which is just NW of Sweetwater on the way to Lubbock (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2015 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria reports: “Reception of World of Radio#2015 via WRMI tx#09, January 4: 1300-1330 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat, good“

Confirmed here UT Sun Jan 5 at 0440, S9+30 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, about 19 minutes into so started circa 0421. Next:
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 9395
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v?
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB [another episode] 1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania?
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 [new January 1] 2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, Jan 5 at *0105, WTWW-2 cuts on air as I have been waiting for it, amid rock music, rather distorted but clears up a bit after a while. 0132 Ted with ham ads; by 0135, Bob Heil`s theater organ program has started and by 0204 recheck still has not finished. But I am mainly monitoring Texas Radio SW during the same semihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9475, Jan 5 at 1505, SFAW WTWW-1 is unusually on but weaker than should be, S9-S4, PPPP about John The Baptist; may be more likely on during Sunday morning church-a-goin` time but not every week. Off already at 1936 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, Jan 5 at 1514, now the day frequency of WEWN Spanish is dead air, S9-S6. Something`s always wrong at Vandiver? Recheck at 1940, now some weak modulation, can`t be sure if it be Spanish rather than Ndarason via Ascension, but there is some hum à la ASC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Recalcitrant affiliates play old, older WRs

Message sent to Robert Conrad of Weekend Radio at WCLV:

“Robert, What a mess just trying to hear Weekend Radio tonight — Jan 4. KUCO is plugged into WCPE as they are temporarily unable to run normal schedule as they are just moving into their new studios in downtown OKC.

Two other stations are known to webcast WR at the same time: 11 pm Eastern: WXXI Rochester is playing #205 from last week, which we have already heard. KTOO Juneau is playing #203 from mid-December! which we have already heard. I confirmed this by checking the content of your rundowns.

WCLV I think did really play the new #206 an hour earlier. I would have normally listened then but there was another scheduling conflict so I depended on WXXI or KTOO to play it an hour later. That`ll teachme!!!

Could you prevail upon those affiliates to run the current program on the current Weekend??!!

Now next weekend (or two or three?) we`ll have to fish around for 206 as well as 207 somewhere. Or maybe WUOT will be on the ball this Sunday afternoon? {Yes! at 18 UT, first of two all-request shows.}

It would also be nice if one could just click on a podcast of whatever episode may have been missed for whatever reason. Regards, Glenn Hauser, Enid“ No reply yet; he may be on vacation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 693, Jan 5 at 0659, two JBA carriers beating. Major station is BBC Radio 5 Live, with multiple synchros; a few in Algeria and Spain no more than 20 kW. MWOffsets shows the Spaniards are more spread out than the Brits almost all spot-on (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17495, Jan 5 at 1611, JBA carrier which would be the OSOB if this were inband except for 17830 JBAC Ascension. Nothing listed on 17495 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1957 UT January 5, 2020

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