WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST Update
Hi Glenn, My latest Hitlist update.
1) Belgium – R Onda: Direct link to R Onda live stream no longer works, updated link to the home page where a live stream link is accessible
2) USA – VOA: Updated link to VOA frequency page, although the freqs shown are currently sadly out of date (thanks to Bill, WE7W, in WOR iog mail list); Updated all other links to VOA webpages following changes to website and new VOA Africa website.
3) USA – WBCQ: Removed reference to discontinued Area 61; added link to WBCQ ‘R Angela’ program schedule
The next update is scheduled for late July
Best wishes and 73, Alan Roe, UK
** AUSTRALIA. 10129 USB, May 30 at 0555, hamnet of ragchewers on Aussie-only 30-m phone band. Besides weakness, very hard to ID as they seldom do so knowing each other well, let alone clearly or fonetikaly. 10129 is favorite frequency but also have heard some on 10124 USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CANADA. 15034 USB, May 29 at 2219, Trenton Military with “No Report Received“ from: Trenton itself!, Ottawa, Toronto, Bagotville, and keeps repeating same list at least twice more.
15034 USB, May 30 at 1442, still nothing but “No Report Received“ from: Shannon, Prestwick, Keflavik, Lajes. Those would have been terminal forecasts; at 1443, different sequence of aviation weather also NRR: Shearwater, Greenwood, Gander, Halifax, and also repeating. ID and time as 1440Z — only 3 minutes slow rather than 60+ sometimes and than CHU, *two hours slow* — come on, Canada, you can do better (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CANADA. 3330 & 7850 & 14670, May 30 at 1551 UT, CHU is back on all channels, but needs a little more work: Timechex are two hours slow!! As 1351, and still at 1600 as if it were 1400. Ditto past 1700, at 1748 as if “1548“. At 1808 as “16h08m“. At 1954 UT as “17h54m“. The English & French announcers must be in cahoots as both are doing it. Obviously, no one is paying attention! Anyone relying on this will be 2:00 hours late to do whatever.
Tnx to Don Moman and Joe Caberlin who noted it was back by 1500 UT. It had crashed at 2000 UT May 21 due to storms and power outages; occasionally there were carriers but no regular service for almost 9 days of no time for Canada. BTW, on the SDR originally running in LSB, CHU could be heard but louder via USB. Is this a transmission or reception defect? It`s supposed to be reduced-carrier upper sideband (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CHINA. 13530, May 30 at 1437, CNR1 jammer poor, 15920 JBA. At 1448 further typical SOH/CNR1s detected on 13020, 13130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 6000, UT Monday May 30 at 0441, RHC is S9 but JBM in presumed English. 6060 is S9/+10 of humbuzz obscuring Spanish; 6100 not on yet; 6165, S9/+20 sufficient in English, mailbag as “Ed Newman“ gives email address. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** EGYPT. 9440, May 29 at 2217, S4/S5 direct chanting from R. Cairo and seems undermodulated. On my other rx and antenna at 2235 it`s JBA. But at 2239 into UTwente, S9+35/40 and extremely distorted English. Something`s always egregious in Egypt.
My previous report with precise frequency 9439.995 was misquoted as “9439“ in the May NASWA Journal, as the log editor simply deletes any numbers after the decimal some of us go to so much trouble to report precisely! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, May 30 at 0601, RNZP starting BBCWS news relay by the deep-voiced Neil Nunes from Jamaica — VG signal, the best we can get BBC since they dispensed with N America on SW. 0606 into BBCWS Newsday. Ironically, NZ is not really for us either. See also UNIDENTIFIED 13840 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA. May 29 at 2210 UT, all four of our regular ND beacons are confirmed active: 255 SW Stillwater, 341 EI Enid, 350 RG OKC, 515 PN Ponca City, vs high line noise levels. RG had not been audible for a few days (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U K [non]. 12025, May 30 at 1502, BBCWS news in English at S8/S9 but vs high noise level here. Not a familiar BBC channel, but listed as Kranji/SINGAPORE at 1500-1900, also 0000-0030 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 10000, May 30 at 1504, WWV is still making a special announcement during this minute ever hour leading to: https://www.hamsci.org/wwv See what you make of it. By now they had moved on to another event April 30-May 1, also quite passé. A few sweeps were heard at 1608 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2140 monitoring: confirmed Sunday May 29 at 2000 on IRRS via AM Italia, Villa Estense, 1323 kHz, S9+3 into nearby Noale SDR; too much noise on 918 to be sure whether also on there, maybe a trace; and not on 207 kHz. 1323 JBA into UTwente across Europe.
Also confirmed Sunday May 29 at 2230 on WRMI 5950 despite replaced by something else on websked a couple months ago, JBA direct in full summer day path, but S9 into Georgia SDR.
Also confirmed UT Monday May 29 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S9+15/20 into Virginia SDR which is way offbeam from 222 degrees, but a lot better than I can get 7780 direct perpendicularly.
Also confirmed UT Monday May 30 at 0130 on WRN N America webcast.
Also confirmed UT Monday May 30 starting at 0309.3 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6159.941, S9/+5 into Maryland SDR, and played to completion 0338 when HRI starts with a bit of overlap. Delayed start as JL admitted he was “running late“ past 0300. Modulation sounds a bit rough and of course narrow AM or LSB or SAL required to minimize 6165 Cuba splash, which WBCQ is doing nothing about. Next:
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to WNW
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba] 2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW [NEW] 1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to WNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW
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** U S A. 5950, May 29 at 2317, gospel huxter on WRMI with Athens GA SDR still tuned here after WOR, finds it keeps cutting off air for a few seconds: or rather WRMI is OK, but Athens is acting up as there are no such interruptions when I switch to Knoxville. And Athens waterfall shows entire bandwidth interrupted (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 15770, May 30 at 1935 semi-listening to `Flashpoint: Ukraine“ from VOA via WRMI, fair into UTwente, when at 1952 suddenly cuts to fill music; same thing has happened before, program interrupted somewhere along the line starting with Washington. BTW, R. Svoboda relay on 9370 is still absent this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 5970, May 30 at 0439, weak DRM-sounding noise intermittently but not 10 kHz wide; in continued absence of WEWN, or could it be WEWN attempting to resume? What else? Aoki shows Brasil and Denmark both 24 hours on 5970 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 13840, May 30 at tune-in, big open carrier slightly off-frequency goes off right away at 0550*. Could be NZ as 11725 not yet on? But VG SSOB S9+10/20 on 15720 with `Checkpoint`. Or testing backup transmitter? 13840 in Aoki is also a CNR1 jammer/SOH channel, but doubt that now. Current RNZP sked shows 0558/0559 switch from 15720 to 11725, while 13840 is never in AM, only DRM at 1951-2058 except Saturdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 2004 UT May 30