** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, May 25 at 1430-1546, NO show of LRA36 this Wednesday; first checking via Bs As remote, from 1448 a few tones like a birdcall repeating; at 1510 some unID 2-way QRM off-frequency. I then check all three Argentine and three Brazilian SDRs which get nothing from it. Better luck on Saturday? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CANADA. 290 MCW kHz, May 25 at 0621 UT, dash and QR, 100-watt ND beacon at Regina, Sask., is JBA vs storm noise level, now from TX and SE sextant of USA, not closer.
248 MCW kHz, May 25 at 0617 UT, dash and WG, 1000-watt NDB at Winnipeg, Manitoba, the #1 Canadian to be audible if any (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CANADA. 3330, May 25 at 0230, JBA carrier, perhaps not CHU, as no signals on 7850 or 14670. Still not recovered from May 21 storm power outage. If there were no axual damage, needs to be reset?? Apparently a low priority at NRC; meanwhile, timeseeking Canux may have permission to hear WWV. This uninformative notice appears on one webpage but not the one about System Status:
“Due to the recent severe weather event in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, the CHU time signal for shortwave radio has been impacted and is currently unavailable. We are working to restore the service as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 4765, May 25 at 0223, R. Progreso is off. Nominal span is 0030-0400. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 6000, May 25 at 0225, RHC English is off, but attains 6165. Something`s always wrong at RHC.
[non]. 6060, at 0226 May 25, has two weak carriers with a beat. Altho Aoki shows RHC from 0100, probably instead Zahedan, Iran in Arabic until 0230; and if active, SRDA Curitiba, Brasil, seldom heard by itself (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 6060, May 25 at 0627, RHC is S9/+10 of huge humbuzz with English JBA underneath; but 6100 is still on, S9+20/30 VG in English, better than 6165, S9+10/20. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 15730, May 25 at 2225, S7/S9 of dead air. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA. 255 MCW kHz, May 25 at 0616 UT, SW, ND beacon at StillWater, is BACK!! Checked almost every night, or day, there has been nothing until now. SW was first not heard here on June 16, 2021 — many subsequent chex found it still missing. The MARE Log Summary as of 29 April shows SW was last logged 15 Sept 2021, but I never heard it even then.
Classaxe.com shows last logged 2021-04-04, 50 watts with this note: “u/s to 19Apr22 // Extended to May 30, 2022“ — what means u/s?? dxinfocenter.com shows 25 watts, certainly weak enough for that.
Storm noise is slightly less tonight, from TX and SE sextant of USA, not closer to OK. I also detect at 0618 UT May 25, tuned to 265 USB: 267 MCW kHz, HET, 25 watt ND beacon at HenryEtTa; unknown if irregular but seldom audible (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)
** UKRAINE [non]. 7730, May 25 at 0500-0507, YP1 via WRMI immediately starting English segment `Ukraine: Security Issue` (Glenn Hauser, oK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2139 monitoring: “From: Richard Lemke, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, the desk of Richard’s listening Post, Radio: JRC NRD-535 HF. Antenna: random long wires in the trees. Dear Glenn:
>From WRMI Facebook page,
`Regular listeners may have noted that our frequency of 9455 kHz is off the air. We have some transmission line problems, and our engineers are working to get 9455 back on as soon as possible`
World of Radio, monitoring and confirming the latest for #2139, Go, Oilers Go, WRMI:
9395, static noise, 0132, 0146, 0158 (45433), 0159, May 21 UT [Sat] 9395, S7 signal heard, 0052 (45443), 0059, May 24 UT [Mon] 5850, slight other QRN heard, 1029, 1043 (55433), 1100, May 25 [Wed] (Lemke, Richard -AB) Good listening, Richard, May 25, 2022“
Confirmed Tuesday May 24 at 2230 on WRMI 9955, S9+5/10 into Bonaire SDR, with rapid clicking, not the usual Cuban jamming roarsound; but S9+30/35 into Knoxville SDR with no QRM, even tho off the back but closer than Bonaire.
Clickjam grows after 2300 vs R. Libertad, and by 0045 May 25 has become huge, sprawling 9950-9978, also blocking weaker 9975 KVOH as monitored at Bonaire.
WOR 2139 also confirmed Tuesday May 24 at 2330 on WRMI 9395, S9/S4 but noisy.
Also confirmed Wednesday May 25 from 2100:32.5 on WBCQ 7490v, S7/S9 into Maryland SDR, while at 2055 direct, only JBA carrier. (Before 2100 the speaker on `Financial Survival` was propagating Russian propaganda that Ukrainians commit war crimes.) Next:
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to WNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW
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New WOR 2140 should be ready early UT Fri May 27 for first broadcasts at 0130 on WRMIs 5850 & 7730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 4980, May 25 at 0222, this WRMI is back on air with what else? TOMBS, missing last night. Also 4975 parasitic spur (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 7505, May 25 at 0228, WRNO is back on with gospel music, missing for several nights; however, gone again at 0636 check rather than all-night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. Re WEWN down to one frequency: “[WOR] WEWN May 22 at 4:24 PM — I dimly remember that Glenn or someone else here had contacts to the Vandiver station or someone else responsible for the EWTN shortwave operations?
It would not hurt to find out what’s up there. Looks like English, the hours for West Africa on 15610/9385 kHz left since 2018/2019, is completely gone since mid-March, and I see the last mentions of 5970 kHz being heard in mid-April. I don’t know if they did on 12050 kHz a five minutes sign-on, like they do it now, already when it was just a frequency change from 5970. But in the case of English I meanwhile really suspect that it could this time be gone for good.
By the way, in last September the Pope made his opinion about EWTN known…
Must read that NCR story! Quite a schism as the Mother Angelicans consider themselves “more Catholic than the Pope“.
So on May 22 I sent this to Glen Tapley, but there has been no reply:
“Hi Glen, We can`t help but notice that after English broadcasts disappeared, Spanish is now left with only the daytime frequency 12050. Could you enlighten us on what the situation is? Is EWTN deliberately withdrawing from radio/SW broadcasting, are more and more transmitters non-funxional, or what? Thanks, Glenn Hauser“
“`[WOR] WEWN. May 25 at 5:25 PM — Don’t remember if if this info has been posted recently:
“Thank you for the email. Due to supply issues and lack of parts available, we are presently unable to broadcast our English programming. Once the parts arrive, we will perform the necessary maintenance and resume our English transmissions. Say howdy to Glenn for me (Glen Tapley, EWTN)“ Jean-Michel Aubier, France“`
So how long ago was that? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** VANUATU [non]. 11835.178V, May 25 at 0638, checking for R. Vanuatu I find a JBA wobbly carrier, behaving like a local birdie, but which I have not had before vs RV when it was on. No 7890 either (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 16-24 MHz, May 25 around 0100, viewing the Bonaire SDR waterfall, which is set at very wideband, I see some JBV diagonal lines starting about 16 MHz on up to fade around 21, 22 or max 24 MHz. I assume these are from ionosonde somewhere, tracking the MUFs; and if listening to one frequency between, might hear them cross. Probably starting much below 16 but lost in the clutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 2345 UT May 25