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Glenn Hauser logs May 6-7-8, 2021

** CHINA [non]. 15700, May 7 at 1508, CRI Plus English relay via CUBA is still gone, as it was on May 4 & 5, not checked on 6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, May 6 after 19 UT check, this RHC English is missing, nor is 15370 on with it as happened recently. 2-hour English blox would not fit into 1-hour slot, I fear. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2085)

** CUBA. 6145, May 7 at 0559, RHC English is back on this alternate after keeping to 6165 for quite a while, good S7-S9. 6165 and 5040 are off; 6000 undermodulated; 6060 buzzy; 6100 sufficient. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE [non]. 7780, May 6 at 2000, WRMI audible poorly via VA SDR starting Radio for Peace International hour as sked on Thursdays. Altho the title is in English, this emission like the others is really in French, except for sign-on in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian; and occasional IDs in English which they prefer as station name even tho not broadcasting any further in English. I certainly have nothing against French but broadcasts via WRMI would be more effective in English; why not? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9955, Fri May 7 at 2203, a VERY familiar voice in Spanish — soy yo, it`s me! An old episode of `Radio-Enlace` is being played back, until 2215, all about the pirate La Voz de las Cañas, Jaime y Alfonso and many other voices including the perpetrators; from 1988 it lasted until 21 enero 1990, with clips of it including final frequency as 5067.9. At 2215 `Frecuencia al Dia` program ID and onward to Célio Romais` DX Clube do Brasil report.

This is an early airing of a new week`s FAD. The full skedgrud times on WRMI which would be repeating this are: Fri 2200 9955; Tue 2130 7780, Thu 0000 7730, Thu 1300 9955, Fri 0330 5985, Fri 1030 5850. Also on WWCR Fri & Mon 2100 15825; KVOH UT Sun 0000 9975. FAD own website sked is VERY outdated, no resemblance to the WRMI times, and as if XERMX still exist! http://programasdx.com/frecuencialdia_horarios.htm

Current home page shows pennant of LV Cañas, and audio link to May 7 show. At start, includes three separate clips of yours truly: http://programasdx.com/frecuenciaaldia.htm It was partly an experiment to catch DXers making false reports. Spoiler: the name came from Madrid slang for beer (Guillermo Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, May 7 at 0557, VON drummy IS, so back on 41m tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7475, May 7 at 0354, anti-Christ pirate Station YHWH with Josiah intonation, S6-S7 via MO SDR but mostly unreadable vs noise level of S5. Ex-7470, as Ron Howard noted last night. SAM shows only -6-7-8 Hz carrier offset. 0356 I think he mentions “Churchill Downs“; how is that relevant? Still past 0400, slightly more legible when tuned in USB-N mode. I also try remotes in AZ and BC where signal is no better. 0421 his signature themetune and off circa 0422*. Around midday Sat or Sun, seek him on 25m, as last week 11905 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960-AM, May 8 at 0108 tune-in, immediately hear Ball Smacker Radio ID and SFX, song; S9/+10 vs storm crashes. Is regular Friday nite sked at 7 pm CST. More here: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,81306.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.116-AM, May 8 at 0110, raucous pirate music at S7-S9. These say it`s Captain Morgan Shortwave: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,81307.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Fri May 7 at 2200, REE token M/W/F English holds up VG here S9+10/20 until 2230, >15520 >11940 >11685. After news about COVID, feature is part 2 on US/Spain relations during Cold War, notably accidental dropping of 3 H-bombs on Spain, and another into ocean on Jan 17, 1966y. US and Franco government conspired to downplay radiation danger altho of course they did not explode.

Let`s hope MUF favor 17855 rest of summer, rather than generally unusable in April. We should still have four SW/frequency seasons, two months around each equinox, four around each solstice, once designated M, J, S and D; but that was just too much trouble for the managers, regardless of propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, May 7 at 2158, VOT IS audible S8-S9 vs noise level S7 and undermodulated, unusable. Even tho the RTTY QRM now can be evaded by LSB tuning (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WOR 2085 is available as of 0044 UT Friday May 7
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2085.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2085.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

WORLD OF RADIO 2085 contents: aUstralia, Bangladesh, Canada, China non, Cuba, Denmark, East Turkistan, Eritrea non, (France), (Germany), Indonesia, Italy, Korea South and non, (Kuwait), México, Myanmar non, North America, Perú, Russia, (Tajikistan), (Tinian), USA, Venezuela; tropical trends; propagation outlook

The shortwave+ broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE [both confirmed] 2030 UT Friday IRRS 918-Italy [confirmed] 0130 UT Saturday WRMI 9395 to NNW [NEW] 1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1801 UT Saturday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 918-Italy
[pre-empted this week and next; see 2030] 1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2030 UT Saturday IRRS 918-Italy [May 8 & 15 only] 0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400] 2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
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 Artie Bigley, Columbus OH for a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com [not necessarily in US funds] and comments, “Thank you for over 52 years of unselfishly producing excellent DX shows for the worldwide DX listening community!“

One may also contribute via MO or check in US funds on a US bank to: Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

WOR 2085 confirmed first SW airings, UT Fri May 7 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 VG direct; 7780 S9+15/25 into VA SDR.

Also confirmed Fri May 7 after 2030 on IRRS via Italia-AM, 918 kHz, usual steady S9+18 into local range IW3HBX SDR. Stayed on after 2100 with news and music until autocutoff at 2111:26* including any internet delay (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7490v), May 8 from 0000, WBCQ webcast of `AAAWWW`, in & out chex. First half mostly about whether ham stations of 1 kW or less could pose a radiation risk. 0029, datestamp as 7 May YOOL 2021. Larry —, a pirate accomplice of his youth, has died; reminiscences with J.P. calling in. 0052-0059 reading more items than usual from just-out Free Radio Weekly, including Voice of Communism, never crediting the reporter, in that case, me. Still until 0100 running over, prayer, so Hal Turner has to wait until 0102 JIP he`s already started. Here`s John Carver`s version:

“Tonight’s show started on time on 7490 with no signal on 6160. Allan and Angela open with talk about the old TV show Hogan’s Heroes as they’re watching all of the episodes. Talk quickly morphs into talk about the cancel culture, masks etc. Phone call from Kracker at 0012 talking about the vaccine to begin with. Phone call from Mr. Mike at 0017 talking about some new Ham radio regulations going into effect and that there is an explanation on the NearFest webpage. Then into talk about regulations for the next NearFest in October. A quick check says that 6160 is now also broadcasting the program. Then Allan started talking about his early days as a pirate in his teens which led into informing us of the death of one his friends who helped him run the pirate stations. Allan then calls JP and they talk about their old friend and some of the things he used to get up to.

Reading of emails at 0053 beginning with the latest Free Radio Weekly. Cut off at 0100 in the middle of the FRW with no closing prayer. John, Mid-North Indiana“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, May 7 at 0601, no signal again from R. Vanuatu X 3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0126 UT May 8

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