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Glenn Hauser logs April 19, 2020

** CUBA. 5040, April 19 at 0615, RHC is still on but in mushy Spanish when no SW frequency is supposedly scheduled; maybe it was in English at 05-06. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) ** CUBA. 13700 & 13780, Sunday April 19 at 1335, RHC `En Contacto` canned opening by voice of Marta Ríos, as outroed …

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IRRS 7290 kHz is NOT via Romania

Only two of the three Țigănești transmitters are currently operational (TIG-tx2 and TIG-tx3). For some years, only TIG-tx1 and TIG-tx2 (both used by RRI) were operational, while TIG-tx3 (reserve) was not ready for operation. This explains why in the past years, most RRI transmissions via TIG-tx1 were cancelled when TIG-tx1 had technical problems, since TIG-tx3 was not ready for use. …

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Glenn Hauser logs April 18-19, 2020

A20 SHORTWAVE SCHEDULES: LINX TO MANY VARIETIES OF ** DENMARK. 15805, Sat April 18 at 1452, no signal from World Music Radio, which Stig Hartvig Nielsen publicized last weekend has resumed with 200 watts southward, Sat & Sun only at 0700-2000. I was not really expecting to hear it direct, but here to spread the word for Sunday tryers. …

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World Amateur Radio Day – Today

International Amateur Radio Union Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on this day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris. Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the short wave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could support worldwide propagation. In the …

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Glenn Hauser logs April 17-18, 2020

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960-AM, April 18 at 0128, pirate music at S9-S7. Many logs here say it`s Ballsmacker Radio:,65766.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) ** TURKEY. 9830.03, April 17 at 2216, VOT is on with music, but so is NAU RTTY, adding up to S9+10, diminished but not eliminated by ANF on the R-75. A brief English comment by the …

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Glenn Hauser logs April 16-17, 2020

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.97-CUSB, April 17 at 1502, JJBBA carrier from LRA-36 with another special broadcast, as tipped via Manuel Méndez on the WOR iog by 0500, to start at 1400 with “FUNDACION INSTITUTO ANTARTICO ARGENTINO”. Then I try the three KiwiSDRs in Brasil: Campo and Rio are getting nothing but noise, but as soon as Pardinho opens to me at …

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Warsan Radio 7750 kHz

According to a WhatsApp text this morning from Warsan Radio staff, they are using an Icom IC-m700 maritime mobile radiotelephone transmitter, capable of running 150 watts but likely running less than that (100w or less). The antenna is “4 wires, each 9 meters, with a 20 meter cable” – not sure what that would look like – perhaps a 4-element …

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Radio Educación 6185 kHz

As of today Radio Educación 6185 kHz “Cultura México” is going to broadcast from 20:00 to 08:00 UTC. There has been an important improvement in its signal as they are already using the 10 kW transmitter. They may adjust the schedule depending on the results. (Julián Santiago via WOR io group)

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Glenn Hauser logs April 15-16, 2020

** ALBANIA [non]. Re my report on Tirana via WRMI, WOR iog replies: “As I reported earlier, the Radio Tirana program via WRMI on 7780 kHz on 12 April at 2230 UT was (nominally) 30 minutes of polyphonic music. I believe the announcer introduces the program with “Join us for some information about Albanian Easter Holy Sunday … Albanian Easter …

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FTIOM & UBMP, April 19-25

From the Isle of Music, April 19-25: April is Jazz Appreciation Month! This week we feature the music of Janio Abreu including a new release, Juntos Otra Vez, a collaboration with Victor Goines. The broadcasts take place: 1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and …

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Glenn Hauser logs April 14-15, 2020

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, April 14 at 2030, I make a point of monitoring WRMI, good enough via an eastern US SDR, but not making it to the substitute receiver at UTwente. Because it`s time for Radio Tirana relay, reported recently to be partly or wholly music fill, leading us to suspect the automated recording of the English service is …

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Glenn Hauser logs April 14, 2020

** ARGENTINA [non]. 5800 only, April 14 at 0230-0330* monitoring RAE Argentina al Mundo as now on WRMI skedgrid and also on the air. It`s not Spanish-only, but all 8 languages. Opening by Fernando in Spanish as “Made en Casa“ #3, sked since 6 Apr at 0230-0300 [sic] Tue-Sat. So it`s a week old already? Last week it was #2, …

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