** CANADA. 413-MCW kHz, April 26 at 0611 UT, dash and YHD, 250-watt ND beacon at Dryden, Ontario. Nearest Blitz is a front ENE of Bahamas out into Atlantic, but some storm noise still a problem. At least now I can ID this as well as PR, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA [and non]. 5040, April 26 at 0215, this RHC still out of order, S9 of dead air, also suffering splash from 5050 WWRB gospel huxter, active only UT Sun & Mon. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 6060, April 26 at 0606, RHC English with humbuzz infesting this transmitter; 6000 off already; 6100 & 6165 both OK at S9+10. 5040 in wrong language Spanish, S9+20. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NIGERIA. 7254.9+, April 26 at 0608, VON AWOL again in Hausa (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NORTH AMERICA. 5185-AM, April 25 at *2302, Voice of Pancho Villa comes on at the schedule promised by Mystery Pirate Radio, really. It`s S8-S9 via the NA5B remote in Maryland, while a quick-check direct at 2348 finds nothing but a JBA carrier. I log in detail, dispensing with quotation marx all over the place:
2302, Hola, hola, hola, VPV ID in English and in Spanish. YL offers eQSL to email@example.com Each VPV episode is introduced by year in real Spanish, starting now with 2014, and theme. A bit of William Tell Overture; 2306 Star Wars theme; something about working for free.
Intro #15. From Fiesta Motor Inn, no Tom Kneitel this year; kneel down toward Enid, Oklahoma. Faux-female voice, internet killing radio.
2311, something about Enid, I was there. 2312 eQSL address again with music background; Spanish VPV ID, #16, theme. Jack Nicholson says Franco has been dead for over 25 years. Pancho mentions Chihuahua dog or Yogi Berra. Mentions of Austin TX, Berkeley CA.
2317, make America great again so must be from Trump era now; fake Glenn Hauser speaks; I love to watch.
2321, Spanish ID and #17; English ID from Fiesta Motor Inn, pink & purple room. Trump wants to deport, can gh help? This gh stammers a lot unlike the real one. Something about wieners.
2330, VPV theme extended. 2332 Spanish ID, #18. At Doubletree Inn instead, about Trump & wall; Melania`s dowry. AIR interview with Trump voice culled from real clips, mostly unresponsive.
2341, something about female sexuality; wall around Ethiopia?
2345, standard disclaimer, theme, #19, BBC ID and timesignal; a skit but details unnoted for a while. Unusually low-key, kind of drags.
2357, gh running for president?, uh, uh, uh
UT April 26: 0000 interview with ghost of Reagan as if about Trump
0005, CQDX in code, and Arnie Coro DXers Unlimited real recorded opening when he was in good voice; about something on 6m in S Africa; then clip of gh really opening WOR #2000 milestone on Sept. 19; interview with Greta; gh will save the world.
0013, outro VPV in Spanish for dos mil catorce, dos-cero-uno-cuatro; MPR QSL address. 0015 VPV for 20-21, retard alert. Something about COVID; YL visits gh in Enid; both Pancho & gh have ED, o yeah? We are now in this year`s episode which I already reported about when it originally aired, also on WBCQ. Runs until theme stops at 0028, a bit more theme fragment, and off the air at 0029*.
All the above written before looking at other reports: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80795.0.html
And just before publishing or sending the above to MPR received this from them:
MPR – Voice of Pancho Villa
Apr 26 at 4:56 PM
Mystery Pirate <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Glenn Hauser <email@example.com>
Hello Glenn – You’re a program producer — World or Radio — so you know you’re at the mercy of whatever station agrees to broadcast the program. If a station wanted to sandwich barnyard sounds between the WOR intro and outro and broadcast that at a date/time/freq you’d publicized, there’d be nothing you could do. Except never again send that station program audio.
That was the situation with an MPR-VPV relay last Saturday. The station operator thought it would be “fun” to mix his own content with the VPV program — episodes 1994-2003 — that he agreed to relay. Pirating a pirate station, I guess.
It would have been funny, except some of those early VPV episodes haven’t been heard in their entirety on the airwaves in at least a decade, and many people looked forward to hearing them.
The intact episodes were relayed yesterday by a different operator on 6925U, but I received only one report. I hope more than this one listener heard the program.
There’s an operator located West of the Rockies who may relay the three programs next weekend. That would be something different for DXers because most free radio stations are located in the Eastern US. Yours truly, The Mystery Pirate, I am a mystery to myself“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6974.914-AM, April 26 at 0218, BA music at S7-S8, unID pirate, seems with double-carrier on BFO. Other reports earlier on 6974.9 as Nowhere Radio, but none this late: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,80796.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NORTH AMERICA. 3185-USB, April 26 at 0311, pirate music S8-S9 via KB0FX SDR in MO; 0315 vocal music looping, off at 0322*. NO reports in HFU, but maybe same pirate as the other night with unauthorized Pancho Villa. Tnx to Brother Scare and WWRB for pioneering this OOB non-tropical SWBC channel (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA [non?]. Re: “An FM bandscan while viewing Kites Over Enid festival in a field north-central Enid, April 24 after 1837 UT, includes:
100.7, Stillwater ad and “101 Country, KASE“ ?? Sure sounded like that, but has to be Ponca City, where the call has always been KPNC. Obscured by recently activated local KGWA translator on 100.9; while Stillwater really has an also obscured one on 101.1“
Terry Colgan in Austin TX replies: “KASE 101, 100.7, Austin, TX“
This is VERY strange! No 423-mile Es or tropo DX to be expected at this midday, and I DID just hear a Stillwater ad. Meteor scatter temporarily overriding KPNC?? It certainly did not seem so. Possibly KPNC has acquired liners from KASE since they are both country on 100.7 yet branding as 101? I`ll have to listen some more to KPNC. WTFDA FM database shows somewhat different slogans for KASE:
“KASE-FM 100.7 AUSTIN TX HD COUNTRY KASE 101, TODAY’S COUNTRY 100.0 100.0 363.0 363.0 30-19-10 97-48-06 11D8 KASE-FM Austin’s #1 for New Country Country“
“KPNC 100.7 PONCA CITY OK COUNTRY 101 COUNTRY 25.0 25.0 77.0 77.0 36-46-59 97-04-15“ (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)
** PUERTO RICO. 391-MCW kHz, April 26 at 0612 UT, 1000-watt NDB, DDP in Dorado. Often but not always heard, and not always logged. Getting at least one from CANADA, q.v. at same time. Remains my only LA MW/LW beacon, not even a Mexican (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2083 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, near Kostinbrod, Bulgaria, reports:
“SECRETLAND, Very good signal of World of Radio#2083 via SPL Secretbrod on April 24
1800-1830 on 7290 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Sat via SDR Albertirsa, Hungary“
Also confirmed Sunday April 25 at 2000 on “IRRS Shortwave“ via Challenger Radio, 594 kHz MW, Villa Estense, Italy, good via local-range Noale KiwiSDR.
Also confirmed Sun Apr 25 just in time at 2226, the 2200 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6159.904, on NA5B remote in Maryland showing SAM carrier at minus 96 Hz.
Missed checking Sun Apr 25 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, but in a few days
we`ll have Richard Langley`s weekly report.
Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 26 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG direct.
Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 26 after 0130 on WRN webcast to NAm.
Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 26 at 0230 on WRMIs: 5800 VG S9+20/30 to Bonaire SDR; 7780 VG S9+10 to Maryland SDR, but no signal to UTwente.
Next, sorry, now no SWBCs rest of Monday, or Tuesday:
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts: http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support: thanks this week to Dan Sheedy, Encinitas, California, for a generous contribution to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, “Thanks for keeping accurate, reliable and timely DX info available all these years. Enclosed is a bit to help out all the WOR activities. Cheers from the Beach“
One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. 9840, April 26 at 1436, praise music at S5-S7 via Missouri SDR — certainly not Turkey nor off-frequency Vietnam, not a trace of them, rather WHRI as registered A-21 for extensive usage of 9840, but had been off the air or at least never heard anywhere/anywhen, since season began. Aoki shows at this hour it could only be on 9840 day 7 which is Saturday, but this is Monday. HFCC does not try to break it down, just available at 12-20 UT every day to CIRAF 4,5 and 9, E Canada and Greenland, 100 kW at 25 degrees.
1446, Kimberly Ann (sp?) comes on with gospel-huxtering and ID as World Harvest Radio, P O Box 12, South Bend, Indiana 46624, yak and yak including Revelation refs past 1455; 1459 WHR ID again and music only; 1503 KimAnn is back with outro; 1504 finally the old completely outdated canned ID as WHRI, Cypress Creek, South Carolina, LeSEA Broadcasting along with `Onward Xian Soldiers` war-mongering theme; and 1506* cuts off the air uncovering weak Turkish, confirmed as VOT at UTwente where it`s strong; 1512 mentions Joe Biden, wonder why?
Anyhow, proof that FBC`s WHRI is not completely dead yet. Maybe proving to would-be buyer WBCQ that it can still funxion? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** VENEZUELA. 6205, April 26 at 0142 via Bonaire SDR, ROCV S6 with tropical music. SAM shows carrier 30 Hz off; it had been plus, but my notes seem to say minus, so not sure. FRW rejects my reports of this as not pirate but I`ve yet to see any proof it be legal. Question is, can it be a pirate if location is not secret? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report despatched at 1817 UT April 26