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Glenn Hauser logs August +26, 2021

** CUBA. 4747 & 4783 approx., Aug 26 at 0207, scratchy spurs from R. Progreso 4765 are JBA into Bonaire SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5025, Aug 26 at 0606, R. Rebelde is OFF! Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. See also unID 10080 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. 6179.950, Aug 26 at 0328, several La Voz Alegre IDs, i.e. Madagascar World Voice in Spanish, S7-S9. Habitually off-frequency elsewhere too (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. 13760, Aug 26 at 0338, pop music in English, gospel? Soon starts plugging the Bible, S7-S9. MWV is scheduled here. They have two totally different English programs, “African Pathways Radio“ and `relay` of KNLS New Life Station, Alaska. WRTH does not specify which hours are which! Nor does Aoki. EiBi shows APR for this, but also for the other 3 English broadcasts, no KNLS! HFCC shows 13760 is aimed 40 degrees for Asian CIRAFs, so that makes it NLS, not APR. BTW, VOK also scheduled to start all-day usage of 13760 from 0300, and whenever heard, not now, it`s been off-frequency about 13760.2. Did not notice any offfrequenciness for this MWV (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2100 monitoring: “SECRETLAND(non) [sic] Reception of GH’s DX PX World of Radio #2100 on 7290 via SPL Secretbrod [Kostinbrod, BULGARIA], August 21 [Sat]: 1800-1830 on 7290 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English. Good + QRM RTTY 7296 kHz via SDR Albertirsa HNG
Ivo Ivanov“

“From: Richard Lemke, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, from the desk of Richard’s listening Post, Radio: JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long wires in the trees. Dear Glenn: This time I made my loggings that I confirmed hearing World of Radio #2100, congratulations. Details:

0130-0159, static, 5850 kHz, 0130, 0152 (55343), (55434), 0159, 5850 kHz, August 20 UTC 2021 [Fri]

0130-0159, QRN, 9395 kHz, 0132, 0155 (45433), 0159, 9395 kHz, August 21 UTC 2021 [Sat]

5950 kHz, siren QRN, static, 5950 kHz, 0051 (45333), 5950 kHz, 0059, August 22 UTC 2021 [Sun]

2230-2259, QSB fading, 9955 kHz, S 5, S 6 signal, heard standard. 2259, 9955 kHz, August 22 UTC 2021 [Sun]

0030-0059, static QRN, 7730 kHz, 0048, 0059. S 7 signal, 0059, 7730 kHz, August 23 UTC 2021 [Mon]

0230-0259, static QRN, QRN, 5800 kHz, 0230 (55433), (55434), 0258, 5800 kHz, August 23 UTC 2021 [Mon]

5850 kHz, 1053, 5850 kHz (55433), 1059, 5850 kHz, August 25 UTC 2021 [Wed] — This was a late start by me, I overslept by many minutes and never made it days are getting darker and no more early morning sunrises and birds waking me up, (Lemke, Richard -AB)“

WORLD OF RADIO 2100 monitoring: confirmed UT Thu Aug 26 at 0140 the 0130 on WRMI 5010, S9/+10 direct but vs high storm noise level. At 0152 via Bonaire SDR, VG S9/+15. WOR 2101 should be ready to start UT Fri Aug 27 at 0130 on WRMIs 5850 & 7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 4980 & 4975 & 5800, Aug 26 at 0607, WRMIs 4 & 10 are OFF, two fewer frequencies for TOMBS. All other scheduled WRMI remain on (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9385, Aug 26 at 0613, no signal from WEWN English; also missing a few hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4780v, Aug 26 at 0208, while checking the Progreso spur circa 4783, via Bonaire SDR, I also detect a JBA carrier here, not a known currently active SWBC frequency. Of course first comes to mind DJIBOUTI, could it be reactivated? But old sign-on time was 0300. DBS of April 2016 showed it last heard in Feb 2015. Last log of it I can find was presumed by Harold Frodge, MI, MARE in the 21 and 22 UT hours of December 2014.

4780 does not compute as a MW harmonic of any `even` frequency. We recall that the 2020 WRTH, not 2021, listed some Future Plans in PERU, including 4780: OAW7I, Calle Monjaspata 745, 08001 Cusco; no further info and apparently never appeared, until now??

The carrier is somewhat unstable; could be a ute, but I think more likely it`s a minus 10 kHz spur out of 4790 WBCQ. Bonaire SAM shows carrier offset of +125/140 Hz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10080, Aug 26 at 0605, JBA carrier as I am checking for R. Vanuatu, 2 x 5040. Fundamental however is totally blocked by RHC at S9+10, on air later than usual. However2, others report Vanuatu was absent this date from 5040 or any other frequency. So probably another RHC harmonic, where I`ve never logged it before for sure (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15770, Aug 26 at 0339, JBA carrier. Could it be WRMI-9 which supposedly runs 1100-0200 only? Yet per HFCC it`s registered available 24 hours. Nothing else ever on frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)


Hello, Glenn — I’m a fellow DXer, mostly NDBs, BCB, FM, living in SW PA, 50 miles from Pittsburgh. I always enjoy reading your reports in the IRCA email, for their thoroughness, perceptiveness, and your sense of humor!

Fred Schroyer
“Violonista Canhoto”
Freelance Writer/Editor/Book Developer
955 6th Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370

This report dispatched at 1735 UT August 26

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