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Glenn Hauser logs April 4, 2020

THE BIG THREE FREQUENCY REFERENCES now available for A-20. I recommend consulting them individually rather than depending on aggregators which may be delayed: http://www.eibispace.de/dx/freq-a20.txt http://www1.s2.starcat.ne.jp/ndxc/pc/nd/nxa20.zip http://www.hfcc.org/data/a20/a20allx2.zip EiBi also available in a sort by time: http://www.eibispace.de/dx/bc-a20.txt NDXC also pending direct Perseus less-detailed text version via: http://www1.s2.starcat.ne.jp/ndxc/ HFCC also available by broadcasters and FMOs, time order via: http://www.hfcc.org/data/a20/ ** CUBA. 5025, April …

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Glenn Hauser logs April 3-4, 2020

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS fully updated for A-20 and DST seasons: http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html ** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, April 3 at 2113, the “Italian“ hour of RAE via WRMI has W&M in French discussion, presumably substitute for real programming; 2116 music break; 2118 into English with Fernando recording from home, always off-the-cuff but maybe same thing we have heard before; music, at 2123 over …

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Glenn Hauser logs April 2-3, 2020

** AUSTRALIA. 11825, April 2 at 1447, YL with slow story in English, S9-S7; 1453 fading as OM explains story a little less slowly. Off at 1500 recheck. HFCC shows at 1430-1500 it`s KNX = Reach Beyond Australia, Kununurra. Probably the `Spotlight` evangelical show masquerading as language lesson (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) ** CHINA [non]. 11880, April 2 at 1449, …

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Glenn Hauser logs April 1-2, 2020

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, April 1 circa 2015, WRMI relaying Prague in Amerenglish somewhat distorted, but too weak to copy by 2040 whether it`s still Radio Tirana — which current sked shows is the only remaining time, 2030 Mon-Thu and Sat, blown away from 0230 or 0130 repeat times. See also USA: WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) ** CHINA [non]. …

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FTIOM & UBMP (NOW A FULL HOUR!), April 5-11

From the Isle of Music, April 5-11: April is Jazz Appreciation Month! This week, our special guest is William Roblejo. We will chat about his new album Capitalia and listen to some of that and his previous album Dreaming. The broadcasts take place: 1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 31-April 1, 2020

** CANADA. 362-MCW kHz, March 31 at 0609 UT, dash and SB, 500 watt NDB at Greater SudBury, Ontario. 326-MCW kHz, March 31 at 0616 UT, dash and YQK, 200 watt NDB at Kenora, Ontario (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) ** CUBA [and non]. 711 kHz, April 1 at 0033, off-frequency carrier from presumed R. Rebelde still hetting 710 stations; also …

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Coronavirus: Spain grants special authorization to radio hams

Southgate 31 March 2020 Spain’s national amateur radio society URE has talked to their regulator and obtained permission for unlicensed people to use amateur stations during the Coronavirus lockdown A Google translation of part of the URE announcement says: After the publication of Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, declaring the state of alarm for the management of the situation …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 30-31, 2020

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, March 30 at 2130, WRMI, expecting to hear Italian hour from RAE, but instead it`s in Brazuguese! talking about this being a special program, due to COVID-19 quarantine; RAE relaying Radio Nacional domestic; no new programs now via WSMI [sic!], but replays of old shows, and these announcements in the 8 languages; see website for news. …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 29-30, 2020

WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST UPDATE MARCH 30 Hi Glenn, My latest Hitlist update. https://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm 1) Updated UTC offsets under Croatia, Germany, Greece, Romania 2) Japan – R Japan: Added second link for archived/on-demand shows The next update will be 5 April to reflect change to UTC offset due to DST change in New Zealand. Best wishes and 73, Alan Roe …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 29, 2020

** CANADA. 1838-LSB, March 29 at 0615 UT, “CQ Contest“ over and over from VY2ZM — same guy Jeff in Monticello PEI I heard last night on 1845-LSB, so New Frequency! And again, the *only* phone station audible on entire 160m. His CQs are all identical, so I am suspecting automated recordings. Is he sound asleep, also set up for …

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Glenn Hauser logs March 28-29, 2020

** CANADA [and non]. Some NOTB NDBs are still making it thru the wall of storm noise from Nebraska eastward: 340-MCW kHz, March 28 at 0612 UT, dash and YY, which is 500 watts from Mont-Joli, Quebec [still off: my local EI on 341]. 351-MCW kHz, March 28 at 0617 UT, very tough copy amid storm crashes and QRM from …

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Somalia: end of BBC short wave transmissions in Somali

Somalia – With the end of the winter schedule, another short wave service of the BBC will be gone. This at least seems to be the essence of https://www.bbc.com/somali/war-52051980 when translated by google into German, English or Italian, which seemed to work best. Rachael Akidi, Head of languages BBC East Africa, justified the closure with general decisions taken by the …

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