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Glenn Hauser logs August 4, 2021

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, Aug 4 at 1434, LRA36 on again for a Wednesday if not Saturday broadcast; S4-S6 via Pardinho, Brasil SDR. Usual mix of songs, frequent canned IDs, brief talx. 1434 music and ID; [pausa para desayuno mío], 1514 weather; 1516 Antártida song; 1521 another song; 1538 multi-lingual greetings/IDs including English. 1540 as if “sign-on“, today`s weather briefly, “nublado, …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 3-4, 2021

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS Updated as of Aug 3: http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html ** ANTARCTICA. Re 15475.98-RCUSB, Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain, replies: “Hi Glenn, I have asked the station staff why LRA 36 has not been on the air the last two Saturdays and they answered that it was due to weather conditions and activities at Base Esperanza. Best 73,s“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) ** …

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Radio Kuwait in urdu observations

Kuwait: It was noted that Radio Kuwait did not stick to the expected DRM schedule but broadcast in pure AM which resulted in a monitoring project… 1600-1800 h UTC: 15540 kHz Urdu, AM instead of DRM 1800-2100 h UTC: 15540 kHz English not on air In 2018, I listened to all Urdu broadcasts available on short wave (Auslandssendungen in Urdu, …

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Vatican: no French news to Middle East at 1600

Vatican – Vatican Radio has quietly dropped its French news broadcast to the Moyen Orient, which I find significant because of the connection with many Lebanese churches (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_in_Lebanon). This seems to be confirmed by looking at the schedule of the French stream (https://www.vaticannews.va/fr/epg.html#schedules). The short wave time is now filled with music (even secular) until the quarter hour with English …

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Ofcom agrees for Radio Caroline to turn up the power

Radio Today 3 August 2021 A power increase has been agreed for Radio Caroline to extend its coverage area from Suffolk and Essex to include Kent as East Sussex. The station is broadcasting under a community radio licence and was originally granted 1kW of power on 648 AM in 2018. The actual power increase amount has not been announced. Ofcom …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 1-2, 2021

** CUBA. 5990, August 2 at 0600 tune-in RHC, just in time to hear theme music before cutoff 0601*. I suppose on wrong frequency all evening instead of 6000, not checked earlier. Hansjoerg Biener, Germany had 5990 at 0305 and Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria also noted 5990 until 0601*. Then I found 6060 still on with humbuzz and 6165 OK. Something`s …

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Glenn Hauser logs August 1, 2021

** CHINA. 13130, August 1 at 1351, JBA carrier presumed CNR1 jammer, the only one around in the 12-13s; and in the 10s-11s, only another JBA carrier on 10825; but in the latter case not a known SOH/CNR1 frequency; EiBi only has this: 10825 0000-2400 F French Diplo ALE F (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) ** CUBA. 11850, August 1 at …

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TJK: AWR anomaly

Tajikistan: Media Broadcast brokers airtime for AWR on transmitters in Tajikistan. According to http://www.hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A21&broadc=AWR, two full hours are booked for English. 0200-0300 h UTC: 15515 kHz (DUS 100 kW, 125 °) 1400-1500 h UTC: 15515 kHz (DUS 100 kW, 125 °) Currently these are used for an audio version of a TV series „Unlocking Bible prophecies“, but on 31 July …

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Glenn Hauser logs July 31-August 1, 2021

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, Sat July 31 at 1505, no LRA36 signals into the three Brasilian KiwiSDRs active, Pardinho, Campo and São Luiz. Nor was it on last Saturday, so only on Wednesdays now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) ** CHINA. CNR1 jammers: 12880, July 31 at 1358 and only 12500, S7-S8 with flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) ** CUBA. 13740, August …

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Glenn Hauser logs July 30-31, 2021

** CUBA [and non]. 7345, July 30 at 2350, no signal from R. Martí, DRM or AM. Had been running DRM daytime starting at 1700 until 0200, but UT July 28 had switched to AM. Now gone but pulse jamming remains. No other RM AM signals on 7 MHz band yet nor 6030 to start at 0000 but 5980 already …

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Glenn Hauser logs July 29-30, 2021

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer check, July 30 at 1343: S8-S6 of Chinese on 13130; but only JBA or JBA carriers on 13530, 13020, 12850, no others in the 12s-13s nor 16s (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) ** CUBA. 6060, July 30 at 0614, RHC English, S9+10 at first seemed dead air, but then JBM with no buzz. 6000 & 6165 & …

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Glenn Hauser logs July 29, 2021

** CUBA. 6060 & 6100 & 6165, July 29 at 0614, RHC English all about equally undermodulated and strengths S9+10/20 while 6000 and 5040 are off. No buzz on 6060. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) ** PERU [non]. 5800, UT Thu July 29 at 0300, WRMI with special `Perú Le Canta a las Américas`, in honor …

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