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B-20 SCHEDULES

The WORLD OF RADIO homepage linx to
many different versions of new B20 SW schedules; look for B20 at
http://www.worldofradio.com

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS updated November 13
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

Note: about a dekaday after the icestorm, my main antenna to the R75,
~100 foot E-W-ish longwire, has been restored circa 1930 UT Nov 4. But
line noise level is too high around here.

** CANADA. 248-MCW kHz, Nov 5 at 0704 UT, dash and WG, the NDB from
Winnipeg with quite a strong 1 kW signal like PR on 391; but no
rarities from elsewhere in Canada; weak 250-watt, 413-MCW, YHD from
Dryden, Ont (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 328-MCW kHz, Nov 11 at 0739 UT, ND beacon dash and YTL,
which is 1000 watts from Big Trout Lake, Ontario, way north of Thunder
Bay, last logged Oct 10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 351-MCW kHz, Nov 8 at 0743 UT, dash and YKQ, 500-watt ND
beacon at Fort Rupert - Waskaganish, Québec, which is on an inlet at
the very southern end of James Bay, near the Ontario border. No
problem separating from 350 RG at WRWA OKC.

346-MCW kHz, Nov 8 at 0744 UT, dash and YXL, 500-watt NDB at Sioux
Lookout, Ontario (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Nov 5 at 1441, none in the WOOB 13s, 12s
or 10s, but weak Chinese on 11120, JBA carriers on 11440, 11460 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey near sunset here, Nov 8 at 2308: 7540 &
7470 in Chinese, both against RFA in Tibetan this hour only, via
Kuwait and Tajikistan, respectively.

Nov 8 from 2325, WOOB survey between 12 and 14 MHz only finds CNR1
jammers: 12190 & 12230 S3-S4, the rest JBA/carriers: 12500, 12550,
12870, 13070, 13160, 13920 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 7430, Nov 8 at 2309, S9 Khmer mentioning Boris Johnson. It`s
CRI via Nanning site; need LSB to avoid 7435 R Marti and jamming
splash (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 7220, Nov 8 at 2311, Vietnamese talk with music CCI,
S9+15/20, CRI scheduled via Xianyang site --- o, it`s not QRM but
voice-over, geez, briefly music only; but when talk resume I can still
detect an understation, which would be Romania in English (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer search, Nov 10 at 1350, none WOOB higher than
JBA carriers on 10920, 10720; at 1353, JBA or JBACs on 9215, 9290,
9315, 9320, 9340, 9355, 9370 --- but per Aoki of these, 9290, 9340,
9355 and 9370 are all something else (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. Evening CNR1 jammer search WOOB, Nov 10 from 2310: JBA or
JBA carriers, u.o.s. Strong 13070 S6-S9 brought up on second receiver
for easily // chex. Started tuning down from 14000; there may have
been some above: 13160, 13130, 13070, 12880, 12835 S5-6, 12820, 12550
S6-8, 12500 S6-7, 12230 S6-7, 12210, 12190.

At 2319, 11775 inband // 13070.

From 2321: 11750 S4-6, 11580 S3, 11520 S3, 11500 S2, 11440, 11170,
11150, 11120, 11100 S6-8, 10970 S7-8, 10920 S7-8, 10870 S5-6, 10820
S4-6, 10160 S8-9! - but avoids the ``30m`` hamband up to 10150.

From 2327: 9180, 9200 S9+20/25, 9215 S7, 9230?, 9300 S7-8 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 6090, Nov 11 at 0005, poor Chinese not // CNR1 11070 etc.,
rather CNR2, China Business Radio. Aoki/NDXC shows site Golmud 916,
while EiBi shows q which is really the same:
q-Ge'ermu/Golmud "916" (Qinghai) 36N26-95E00
Would you believe Aoki/NDXC still shows on 6090 the Anguillan part of
Great Britain; and Bandeirantes/Brasil.

6080, Nov 11 at 0006, CNR1 at S9+10 not a jammer but // 11070 which
is; site also q, only one myriahertz separate from 6090 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 11790, Nov 10 at 2318, discussion in American English, so
likely CRI, certainly not VOA! Yes, sked CRI 23-01 via Xianyang site;
and not hearing any RHC spur from 11800 which is fairly strong; nor on
11810 but something else, per Aoki/NDXC CNR8 in Mongolian from Beijing
site (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 15125, Nov 11 at 0013, English narration with music, and
voicing-over a bit of Chinese, so it`s CRI via Beijing site for SE
Asia but good here, noticed when tuning 15120 for absent CRI relay via
Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [non]. 15700, Nov 7 at 1502, CRI English via CUBA is S9/+10
but again, Just Barely Modulated. SAWA RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Nov 4 at 2019, RHC first English of the day confirmed
usual non-DST shift to one UT hour later from 2000, VG S9+20 with OK
modulation altho often not (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2059)

** CUBA. 6100, Nov 5 at 0644, RHC English again on this frequency
instead of erroneous 5910 23 hours ago, // 6145 and 5040 also on an
hour later than in summer, all with OK modulation but 6000 is
suptorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF
RADIO 2059)

** CUBA. 13638 & 13763 approx., Nov 5 at 1433, RHC Spanish extremely
distorted FMish spurblobs with F# tones are back! after quite a spell
missing, about S9 out of even stronger fundamental 13700. But only
trace of further multiples circa 13566, 13826, 13886.

Nov 5 at 1520 I blobcheck again: approx. 13763 but much weaker on
13638, while 13700 is S9+10/20 with good modulation. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2059)

** CUBA. 15140, Nov 5 at 1518, RHC `Sonido Cubano` music is ruined by
suptorted modulation out of this S9+20; // 15230 is relatively OK,
just undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, Nov 6 at 0717, RHC English is here but suptorted, yet
the only frequency on this late tonight, unlike previous nights.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, Sunday November 8 at 0816, I am unfortunately not fully
asleep so check for weekly RHC Esperanto, confirmed in progress here
and nowhere else on 49m. Ex-0700 UT during DST. Next broadcast ex-1500
during DST is now from 1602 on 11760 and 15140, as 13700 has just
turned off. Opening gives schedule, on 6100 but missed copying the
alleged time; 1600 on 11760-only; 2230 on 15730 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Sun Nov 8 at 1439, `En Contacto` has already started
on RHC: not a word from ailing Arnie to be heard, as Marta Ríos reads
his script about solar activity, including mailbag acknowledgements,
one from February 2020 --- so an old show? One other voice is the AER
guy with monthly DX report from Spain, which is about only 3 stations:
V of Mongolia, R Clube do Pará, and RAE on 5800, failing to mention
that`s a detested WRMI relay; and as always laboriously spelling out
p-mail contact addresses. // frequencies on now include 11760, 13740 &
13700 lacking spurs, 15230 suptorted. Something`s always wrong at
RHC.

For fun, I check the RHC website for B-20 frequency schedule:
http://www.radiohc.cu/de-interes/frecuencias
Would you believe this is still dated Abril 2016-Noviembre 2016?!?!
Something`s very wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) but see below

** CUBA. 11760, Nov 8 at 2323, RHC is S5-S8 and distorted about a
pintor, music. Can`t even properly present its #1 legacy frequency.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauer, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6145 // 6100, Nov 9 at 0733, final playback of Sunday English
from RHC achieves two frequencies tonight and decent modulation!
Something`s not wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, Nov 10 at 0653, RHC English is suptorted here, but OK
on 6145, and 5040 still on; plus 6000 but undermodulated. Now the
nominal English hours on 5040 should be 00-01 & 06-07 only.
Something`s always wrong at RHC. BTW, the ``African`` hour in English
in B-seasons had been at 2200 but I have not hunted for it since that
disappeared mid-summer when it was at 2300 on 7380 // 5040 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, Nov 10 at 1345, RHC is not on here but is on 13740.
Aoki/NDXC shows 13740 Bejucal at 12-14, and 13700 Bauta at 14-16, but
they usually overlap considerably. EiBi agrees with NDXC except puts
both in Bauta. No spurs possible with 13700 off, but Mark Coady had
some the following hour today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5990, Nov 11 at 0010, JBM Spanish, wonder if an RHC program?
No, not // 6000, 11760 or 11950 and eventually talking about China, so
CRI relay as scheduled; however, no signal on // 15120. Something`s
always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000, Nov 11 at 0010, RHC Spanish discussion of US politix,
running 5 seconds behind 5025 R. Rebelde, so both are simulcasting the
`Mesa Redonda` TV show; also on // 11950 at 0018 only S6 and JBM. But
not on any other RHC channel, own Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. Anomalies from RHC as I start tuning Nov 11 at 1433: spurblob
circa 13838, which would be 2 x +69 kHz out of 13700 transmitter, but
shortly disappears, and by the time I get to 13700 it is vacant too;
and so is 13740. At 1436, I find 15140 also AWOL, 15230 on but
undermodulated, 11760 JBA but quickly pops up to S9+10.

At *1439, 13700 comes back on at S9, and simultaneously 13740 back too
at S9+20: proof that both are from same site, Bauta or Bejucal, only
one of which has suffered a power failure.

Also on now are the FMish extremely distorted spurblobs out of 13700,
with F# telltale tone, ~69 kHz intervals: primaries 13769V noticeably
wobbling too, and 13631 S7-S9; second-orders 13562 & 13838;
third-order JBA 13493; all still going at 1507 after 13740 is off.

Tnx to Jean-Michel Aubier, France who just informed the WOR iog that
RHC has finally posted new B20 skeds on its website by language,
including English, but not effective until Tuesday November 17:

http://www.radiohc.cu/en/de-interes/frecuencias

New York
6060 Khz / 49 m 05:00 - 07:00
San Francisco
6100 Khz / 49 m 06:00 - 08:00
Chicago
15140 Khz / 19 m 20:00 - 21:00,
9700 Khz / 30 m 01:00 - 07:00
Washington
6000 Khz / 49 m 01:00 - 07:00, 06:00 - 08:00
Banda Tropical
5040 Khz / 60 m 24:00 - 01:00, 06:00 - 07:00
Africa
11880 Khz / 25 m 22:00 - 23:00

Note reactivation of 6060, NO 6145, NEW 9700, for Washington one
frequency 6000 at overlapping times?? Africa service reactivated on a
higher frequency for winter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 5990, Nov 8 at 2317, CRI relay music but modulation
is cutting off and on, and when on, it`s distorted. This hour is
supposed to be in English, but I check 13650 and hear exactly the same
music and cutouts synchronized in the ``Portuguese`` service, so both
getting the same defective feed from Beijing. At 2319 I also hear the
same music on 6100 but not cutting out, i.e. CRI ``Portuguese`` hour
direct from Beijing site. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba too
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 7435 & 7355, Nov 6 at 0722, RM is off, presumably
back to temporary extension until 0600* only; but pulse jamming is
still running on non-Martí frequencies 7435, 7405, 7365, 7355.
Something`s always wrong at the Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** ERITREA [non]. 17545, Sat Nov 7 at 1547-1558* presumed Tigrigna
talk and music until chopped off abruptly, checking out the
RMI-brokered clandestine via Issoudun, FRANCE, as monitored via
UTwente at S8-S9+10. Earlier I had posted on the WOR iog:

``Surprised to see at the end of WRMI schedules page a list of RMI
brokered relays including this Eritrean(?) clandestine on Saturdays;
anyone know what that name mean? Glenn

http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs
Bayto Yiakl USA 1530-1600 EAf Z48 Mul lang ISS 17545 150 kW 4/6/8 ant
120 deg Sat ME``

As I am listening to it, I search out the name, finding:

Audio-videos, but from August only
https://baytoyiakl.org/user-videos/
https://www.facebook.com/baytoyiakl.usa

``Bayto Yiakl USA – The Only Way Forward --- About Us
https://baytoyiakl.org/about-us/

Bayto Yiakl USA is non-profit organization created by Eritreans
residing in cities of the United States of America to coordinate the
Yiakl popular movement in the United States of America with the vision
to build a peaceful, prosperous country, where rule of law, human
rights, social justice, values and cultures of all citizens are
ensured under the guidance of constitutional democratic principles.``

Then I retrieve discussion about same on the WOR iog::

Ivo Ivanov:
``Radio Voice of Steadfastness / Sawt Al-Somood
1500-1530 on 17545 ISS 150 kW / 120 deg to EaAf Arabic Sat is deleted
1530-1600 on 17545 ISS 150 kW / 120 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Sat``

Kai Ludwig:
``First appeared in December 2018, then no further reports appeared
for more than a year. On 1 August I found it by chance again on air.
https://baytoyiakl.org/
So now we finally know who produces these broadcasts... Kai``

Dave Kenny:
``This is Bayto Yiakl as per the WRMI schedule. I checked last week
and confirmed this ID, (it did not identify as Sawt al Samood last
week and appears to be a different station.) 73s Dave``

Alan Pennington:
``There are Eritrean "Bayto Yiakl" organisations in the USA and UK,
with websites, Facebook pages e.g. https://baytoyiakl.org/ The "Voice
of Bayto Yiakl" programme links from August on this US website show
17545 (kHz?). Translating from Tigrinya, "Bayto" seems to mean
"assembly" and "Yiakl" seems to mean "Enough is enough". 73, Alan``

Zacharias Liangas:
``from this page:
https://baytoyiakl.org/ti/home-page-%e1%89%b5%e1%8c%8d%e1%88%ad%e1%8a%9b/
as Tigre is not available and using Amharic to Goo translate
yields:

Bayto Yiakl or ባይቶ ይኣክል yields as "Add a look'

ሕቡራት መንግስታት ኣመሪካ (ḥiburati menigisitati amerīka) translates into
United States of America - Just for info!

Just a report: 17545.04 with open carrier 75/140 dB before 1530 then
IDing as “densi atl“ mentioning many times America and Mathias and
their tel number, only once I heard Bayto Yaki [sic]

Its carrier is wandering in between 100 Hz. Video:
https://youtu.be/oQ_ZfnXZ3-Y
Included here a photo on how the carrier wanders`` --- Zach

More from Kai Ludwig:
``I think Sawt al Samood is Arabic, so would no longer be heard
anyway, with all programming being in Tigrinya now? On the other hand
transferring a weekly transmission slot from one organization to
another already happened with the Rwanda broadcasts from Talata
Volonondry.

See the text at the start page https://baytoyiakl.org for its
references to Ethiopia. This aspect could soon become very topical,
there are fears that Eritrea could engage in what happens since three
days in Tigray, explicitly called a war by the head of DW Amharic who
adds that "one can only hope that Paris, Berlin and London will take
notice of it also in the coronavirus winter".
https://p.dw.com/p/3kxcC

It could be worth to check out the Mekele broadcasting station and its
transmission on 5950 kHz via the Addis Abeba (Geja Dera) shortwave
plant. This relay seems to be the only possibility to monitor it,
unless the footprint of
https://de.kingofsat.net/tp.php?tp=12166
(3.720 GHz) does not cut off over southern Europe as the official
specification shows. A poor SD relay of the TV programming appears to
be relayed on
https://de.kingofsat.net/tp.php?tp=408
too, unless this (and of course the original Belintersat feed) are not
something completely different. Nothing online anymore, at least not
at the dimtsiwoyane.com URL which they let expire. Kai``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY. 9669.850, Nov 7 at 1946, JBA music from Channel 292, needs
LSB tuning to avoid splash from much stronger 9675 music, Turkish from
Sa`udi Arabia. I`m checking it direct only to here. Has been testing
with new rotatable hi-gain antenna with 10 kW. Website has detailed
skedgrid for 9670 and other frequency programming, but nothing
specific here and now. It`s so small that it`s hard to make out the
programs, and low-res so zooming it up makes the blurs larger,
revealing that most of the 24/7 hours are not yet booked in English
and German. The azimuths to around here are 248-293-338, i.e. 45
degrees apart. Can there be any setting between, or only in these 8
steps? Rohrbach is in SE Germany west of Austria, and my NGS globe
shows the direxion to Enid is: 308 degrees so we are 15-30 degrees
split between. Others have reported same frequency offset within a
couple Hz. Seems a little weaker after 2000, maybe beam change.

Texas Radio Shortwave planned test to NAm via Channel 292 on 9670v,
UT Sun Nov 8 at 0300-0400. At 0253 I start listening via TWR Raleigh
NC SDR: some VP music averaging S3; at UTwente S6-S7 but not enough.
After 0300 I cannot recognize it as TRSW for sure; still same at
Raleigh and UTwente. Nothing here in OK, nor to noisy Maine SDR. Just
heard QSL announcement at 0315-0316. Brasil 9665- is much stronger
everywhere. Clearly WRMI is preferable for TRSW to here, as tried on
5800, 24 hours earlier, which I reported and QSLed (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR) See also USA: WRMI

** IRELAND. 3413-USB, Nov 6 at 0732, VOLMET by YL voice JBA,
EiBi-listed Shannon; also San Francisco can use 3413, 24 hours,
presumably for intermittent ATC comms (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** JAPAN [and non]. 7445, Nov 10 at 0656, quite a collision here,
BBCWS in English until 0659.5*, and something in Japanese at equal
level --- one transmitter with double feed, or two? No SAH detectable.
B-20 HFCC shows BBC ASCENSION at 0600-0700, but NHK is not supposed to
start until 0700! It does keep going solo after BBC quits, timesignal
at ToH. This one is 300 kW, 85 degrees direct from Yamata for CIRAF 14
& 16 = Chile, Argentina, most of Uruguay and half of Paraguay &
Bolivia, at 0700-0900 UT, i.e. starting at 3 or 4 am local! Are the
Japanese immigrant community there known for early-rising? This would
be much better suited for Hawaii on the way at 9-11 pm HST! But this
morning turned on a bit earlier? Aha, Aoki/NDXC shows *0655, and also
that 7445 BBC is *jammed; its 65-degree azimuth across Africa must be
intruding into Chicomland, where far too many Mandarins understand
English and otherwise would risk corruption by the truth (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MADAGASCAR. 9515, Nov 10 at 2026-2028*, soft orchestral music,
maybe looping as an IS? Good with some flutter. It`s AWR French aimed
USward across Africa at 320 degrees from Talata with 250 kW from
2000.

9855, Nov 10 at 2029, open carrier at S9/+10, 2030 NHK World Radio
Japon opening in French, somewhat undermodulated. Could be same Talata
transmitter just closed on 9515; now it`s 250 kW at 305 degrees (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 18160-USB, Nov 9 at 1510, 4A50CRH calling QRZ in English
with fonetix. Where in the world is the 4A- preficed country? Merely
Mexico, but invoked for a special event to enhance prefix-counting
without any DXpeditioning.

https://www.qrz.com/lookup/4a50crh

4A50CRH Mexico flag Mexico
50 AÑOS CLUB DE RADIOAFICIONADOS HIDROCÁLIDOS
¨PO Box # 6, Aguascalientes, Ag 20000, Mexico

``QSL: XE2AU --- CRH 50 YEARS CELEBRATION

Duration: September 1st to December 31 2020
Focus: Worldwide
Participation: All licensed Hams and SWL
Bands: 160, 80, 60, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 6 Meters, Satellites
Modes: SSB, FM, CW and Digital Modes
Special Event Call: 4A50CRH
Exchange: RS, RST (dB in FT4 and 8)
Confirmation: LoTW, eQSL and Club Log or via XE2AU (SASE + 2 GS).
Every QSO will be confirmed
Web Page: qrz.com, http://www.xe2crh.org
Facebook: xe2crh

Lookups 25413 (74436)
QRZ Record# 2349693
QRZ Admin XE2AU
Last Update 2020-08-27 19:26:19
Class 1
Latitude 19.435514 (19° 26' 7'' N)
Longitude -99.096680 (99° 5' 48'' W)
Grid Square EK09kk
Geo Source User supplied
Sunrise 12:41:33 UTC
Sunset 23:58:59 UTC
ITU Zone 10
CQ Zone 6
QSL Info XE2AU
QSL by Mail? Yes (e.g. Will this ham QSL by Postal Mail?)
QSL by eQSL? Yes (e.g. Will this ham QSL with eQSL?)
Uses LOTW? Yes (e.g. Does this ham use ARRL's LOTW?)``

Unfortunately, I did not hang around to copy whom they were
contacting, which might be expected for a QSL. Sporadic E?

Part of the ``about us`` on their own webpage:

``Quiénes somos. El Club de Radioaficionados Hidrocálidos es el más
antiguo y único radio club en la ciudad de Aguascalientes, cuenta con
un agrupación de socios y miembros que disfrutan de la afición a la
radio, la técnica, la educación y los aspectos tecnológicos de
comunicación del servicio de radioaficionados.

La membrecía al club está abierta a todos los operadores de radio de
aficionado con licencia vigente y usted puede solicitar personalmente
en cualquiera de nuestras reuniones afiliarse o enviar su petición por
correo electrónico o directamente al presidente de la mesa directiva
<xe1ih@yahoo.com>

El Club de Radio Aficionados Hidrocálidos fue fundado el 3 de
septiembre de 1970 al reunirse un grupo de personas interesadas en la
practica y la técnica de la radiocomunicación que se dan cita en la
Casa de La Cultura de esta Ciudad para organizarse y quedar
debidamente constituidos y registrados al formalizar y firmar una acta
constitutiva...``

If you are wondering about that name Hidrocálidos --- it`s just
another way of saying ``hot waters`` which is what Aguascalientes
really means. I wonder if it`s in common usage outside ham radio and
this club to refer to their city/state, as ``Aguascalienteño`` would
be rather cumbersome.

Rather like in New Lion, they don`t call themselves ``Monterreyanos``
but rather the classier ``Regiomontanos`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NICARAGUA. 8989-USB, Nov 10 at 2327, VP Spanish with predicator
exaggerated self-confident intonation, presumed the fisher-preacher in
or near Nic waters (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9, Nov 6 at 0721, VON is S9 but JBM (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. UNIDENTIFIED, 6934.9-AM, Nov 8 at 2313, JBA carrier,
smax of a pirate but none reported in HFU circa 6935 now; and no
others on the band altho three hours earlier, Chris Gay in KY was
getting three.

6885-AM, Nov 8 at 2316, S8 open carrier, could also be a pirate but
none reported; marred by regular pops like an electric fence but only
ranging 6873-6894 or so (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. 12125, Nov 9 at 1502, S7-S9 of music and
soft talk in uncertain language, but not Chinese jamming. Scheduled is
RFA Tibetan via TINIAN this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU [non]. 5980, Nov 8 at 2316, not even a JBA carrier from R.
Chaski, despite no significant Cuban jamming either now that Radio
Martí has B-moved to 6125. I am hoping to detect it again this season,
but is it even active? Claudio Galaz in Chile used to log it but have
not seen anything from him since July. Current Aoki shows Chaski,
Urubamba, at 1000-1500 & 2200-0103, but like so much LA info there,
may be long outdated. WRTH 2020 almost agreed, 2200-0100 from OBX4M, 5
kW. When last hearing it a few years ago, it was closing earlier,
circa 0000? With its timer slipping a few seconds each night. Need to
check more, and also via remotes (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU [non]. 5980, further checking for R. Chaski, Nov 9 at 2346:
there is a carrier mixed with Cuban pulse jamming, adding up to
S9/+10, surely too much to be Urubamba, but what? At 2353 modulation
starts with the Iranian choral national anthem, and then Qur`an, i.e.
the standard sign-on of IRIB, for the Spanish to S America service of
La Voz de la República Islámica de Irán, starting at 2350. So even if
OBX4M were on until 0000, it would be blown away by this.

Here are the significant entries in EiBi:
5980 1700-2200 TUR Voice of Turkey TU Eu e
5980 1730-2352 PRU R.Chaski Red Integridad S,Q PRU ur
5980 2350-0250 IRN IRIB Voice of I.R.Iran S SAm s
5980 1100-##### PRU R.Chaski Red Integridad Q PRU ur

Notice how the Chaski sign-off seems to be coördinated with the Irán
sign-on, more likely coincidental? But even in Perú they could well be
aware of when Irán takes over their frequency. So our window for
possibly hearing it will be between 2200 and 2345v, not to mention
around sunrizzze (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU [non]. 5980, Nov 10 at 2316, no trace of a carrier from R.
Chaski, just Cuban pulse jamming originally for now vacated Radio
Martí, and also some bubble jamming centred circa 5980.3 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PUERTO RICO. 391-MCW kHz, Nov 5 at 0703 UT, NDBeacon DDP with
strong 1-kW signal all the way from Dorado, like that from 248 WG
Winnipeg. I was tuned to 389 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SLOVENIA [and non]. 18125-USB, Nov 11 at 1510, S57DX calling CQ17
and making quick contacts with N American stations; also heard K3LLT
et al. mentioned. S57DX is getting to be a regular here, when little
else is in from Europe.

18133-USB, only other phone signal on band at first was W5JI working a
JBA F1: W5JI, JOSEPH S DI MARE, JR, LAKELAND, FL 33803 USA, per
QRZ.com. I figured he must be beyond the real too-near #5 call area.
But this means WRMI with at least 100X the power would have been well
heard if it were using any 16m band frequency, unlike 13m, 21525,
never more than a JBA carrier here (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 15350, Nov 7 at 1503, S9 of Turkish music but
considerable SAH from something else. Aoki/NDXC and HFCC reveal:

15350 1425-##### F DEUTSCHE WELLE Hau Issoudun 7
15350 0700-1400 TUR VOICE OF TURKEY Tur Emirler 1-7

15350 0700 1400 27,28 EMR 500 310 0 215 1234567 251020 280321 D 20600
Tur TUR TRT TRT 4070
15350 1425 ##### 46,47W ISS 500 172 0 217 7 251020 270321 D 17400
Hau F DWL DWL 23 dw.com/

i.e. something always erroneous at Emirler, failed to turn off an
hour+ earlier at 1400*. Would not collide except on Saturday (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, Nov 8 at 2320, Turkish music is VG S9+25 on
VOT English to us; while its ex-frequency 9830 is now occupied by a
weak CNR1 non-jammer (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Nov 11 at 2322, VOT English via UTwente is VG S9+20
but with buzz which seems self-imposed rather than QRM; feature about
the Ottoman Empire, yet another Wednesday with no `Letterbox`; more
features and lots of music. Something`s always awry at Ankara,
erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 383-MCW kHz, Nov 11 at 0731 UT, ND beacon CNP, which is 25
watts from Chappell, southwest Nebraska. Rarely heard, last logged
March 18, 2020.

347-MCW kHz, Nov 11 at 0734 UT, NDB AFK, which is 25 watts from
Nebraska City, NE (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5896.50-USB, Nov 11 at 0015, MARS net with sporadic voice
contacts, blaaps; one clear fonetik ID from AFA6PY, but where? Hardly
any hits searching on call, not even license plates. Have had several
logs since 2016 of MARS net here around this hour, just outside the
ITU official 5900+ SWBC band, despite loads of stations down to 5800;
but no QRM to this net now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 13590.059, Nov 7 at 1936, fair S7-S9 in Amerenglish,
off-frequency, VOA? Yes, scheduled this hour only via Pinheira, SÃO
TOMÉ, now well-known for its frequency-imprecision. Another VOA
service is on ``13590``, Ashna Radio at 13-14 via UAE site, likely
with a different offset. In between, others via Lampertheim, Kuwait
likely closer to 13590.00 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2058 monitoring: confirmed
Wednesday November 4 at 2200.4 on WBCQ 7490.1v, S9/+10 direct now one
UT hour later improved with less light path

Also confirmed Wed Nov 4 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, S9+10 over jamming.

Also confirmed UT Thu Nov 5 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, F-G at UTwente

WORLD OF RADIO 2059 contents: Alaska, Albania, Algeria, Antarctica,
Armenia, Bougainville, Brasil, Canada, China non, Colombia?, Cuba and
non, Ecuador, Europe, Germany, Iran non, Korea South & North,
Kyrgyzstan, México, Mongolia, Netherlands and non, Norway, Palau,
Papua New Guinea, Perú, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA,
Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Western Sahara non; and the
propagation outlook

WOR 2059 is available as of 0019 UT Friday November 6
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2059.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2059.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW & 5010 to S
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 61 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [new? unconfirmed]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Chris Campbell, OH
who along with a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com says:
``I just want you to know how much I appreciate all of your efforts
and years of information. I also love tips for rational living!!!``

Contributions via PayPal not necessarily in US funds.

One may also contribute via money order or check in US funds
on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

Confirmed first airing UT Fri Nov 6 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, good direct
to merely a portable ATS-909 with telescopic; and 5010, VG S9+10 into
Bonaire SDR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2059 monitoring: confirmed UT
Saturday November 7 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, VG S9+15 into UTwente SDR.
Next:

1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 61 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [new? unconfirmed]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2059 monitoring: slept thru Sat
1300-1330 on WRMI 15770; anyone hear it? Next:

2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 61 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [new? unconfirmed]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2059 monitoring: confirmed Saturday November
7 from 2033.7 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, S9+10 steady local
quality signal into nearby Warrenton MO KiwiSDR. Back at 2026, Amateur
Radio Newsline was ending, then Vern spent a few minutes about
scheduling of St Louis-area repeater nets.

Also confirmed Sat Nov 7 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, VP here but definitely.
This relatively new airing has disappeared from the WRMI skedgrid,
replaced by something else, so I removed it from my WORsked --- but
checking it anyway, there I am.

Also confirmed, UT Sunday Nov 8 at 0433 about 10 minutes into, on
WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, so started circa 0423, S9+20 direct.
Next:
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 61 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [new? unconfirmed]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2059 monitoring: Also confirmed, UT Sunday
Nov 8 at 0433 about 10 minutes into, on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville
MO, so started circa 0423, S9+20 direct. Next:

0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 61 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [new? unconfirmed]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2059 monitoring: confirmed UT
Monday November 9 at 0051, the 0030 on WRMI 7730, good.

Also confirmed Nov 9 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S8/S9+10 into UTwente SDR.

Also confirmed Nov 9 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, S9+5/15 to UTwente; and
5800, S8/S9+10 into Bonaire SDR; also on WRN webcast.

Not confirmed UT Mon Nov 9 from 0401.5 on Area 51 webcast, rather last
week`s 2058 is playing again; some problem getting 2059? WBCQ 6159.9v
is JBA or absent at various remotes, noisy S8 into Virginia, and JBA
here. At *0430, adjacent 6155 ACI from NHK English via Austria, 300 kW
non-direxional for Europe, but plenty strong over here, UT M-F only.

WOR 2059 also confirmed UT Mon Nov 9 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, JBA into
Bonaire, slightly better S4-S6 VP into Pardinho, Brasil SDR. Next:

1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [new? unconfirmed]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2059 monitoring: confirmed Monday
November 9 from 1900:49 on IRRS, 7290 via BULGARIA. As usual via
UTwente SDR only, I tuned in earlier to catch the carrier cuton at
1855:39. At 1859:50 a few syllables of some extraneous talk, then
canned IRRS ID, with the questionable Milano PO box; 1909:20 `Feature
Story News` headlines only, before WOR start. To avoid any internet
delays, times here are based on unknown timesignal station on 5000
soon checked on same SDR, with a beep on the minute, but which? Not
WWV/H. Suppose it has to be BPM from Xi`an, China; nothing on 4996
from RWM Taldom, Russia.

Unfortunately there is as always *very heavy* splash from both sides.
When an hour earlier during DST, at least both splatters were 10 kHz
away, but now there`s CRI on 7295, as well as Vietnam still on 7280.
AMSynch would be preferred for best sound but it cannot escape them no
matter how narrowed. So listening on narrow LSB is slightly better
than AMS or USB. More unfortunately, the IRRS signal fades down during
the WOR semihour making us even more of a challenge to hear. I also
hear a WWCR1-style squeal which is likely out of the Secretbrod
transmitter. At 1927 toward the end, I also have a lite het from 7288,
maybe a ham from Region 2? A bit early for that. WOR ends at 1929:47,
IRRS ID and onward, but I fear most listeners would have given up by
now. I wonder if it`s this bad all over Europe? It would be nice if
IRRS could find a clearer frequency for all the 1900-2000 programs on
SW. Next:

0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 to SSE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [new? unconfirmed]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2059 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue Nov 10 at
0100 on WRMI 7780 via UTwente SDR, S9 but only poor and noisy.
Virginia, Maine and New York SDRs are not getting it or only traces.
At 0127 I try direct and get maybe a JBA carrier, while the other 7
MHz WRMIs, normally loud and clear aimed more thisaway, are also
severely degraded, 7570 JBA and 7730 JBA carrier. This is hard to
understand from WWV data at 00 and 03: K-index 0 and solar flux a
whopping 90! But MUF over FL-OK path is way, way down, as we are into
wintrish darkness.

Also confirmed UT Tue Nov 10 at 0330 on WRMI 5800, VG S9/+10 into TWR
Bonaire SDR; following the same Spanish ID twice by Dino at 0329-0330.
Next:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [new? unconfirmed]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2059 monitoring:

Could anyone awake at 1030 Wed please check direct or remotedly
whether 5850 WRMI is really running WOR then? Tnx.

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [new? unconfirmed]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2059 monitoring: altho on the WRMI
skedgrid for Wed 1030 on 5850, confirmed NOT on Nov 11 but instead
Brother Hystairical, by overnight recording here, and also tnx to
Wolfgang Bueschel, Richard Langley and Dave Kenny for checking.

This means none of the shown 10-11 UT programs on System F 5850 really
exist, such as Wavescans, all of which have been removed for latest
update of my DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html
as well as WORLD OF RADIO schedule
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

For many months there have also appeared three WOR airings between
2100 and 2200 on WRMI System D but with NO frequencies! Another
imaginairing is Wed 2100 on System F 7780. History of that from our
http://www.angelfire.com/ok/worldofradio --

``2020: On Wed Jan 1 & 8, another secret/not on schedule airing of WOR
monitored at 2100 on WRMI 7780. Added to their schedule by Jan 15. Wed
Mar 11 at 2100, WRMI deleted WOR on 7780 in favor of something else.``
Which was `This Is A Music Show`, and *still* confirmed there on Nov
11 contrary to skedgrid.

WOR 2059 confirmed Wed Nov 11 from 2200:21 on WBCQ 7490+v, S9/+25,
nice to hear such a good signal from this, only in the B-seasons.

Also confirmed Wed Nov 11 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, S9+20/30 on one radio
here, S9+10/20 on another, over pulse jamming. Next and last:

0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE {confirmed}

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Thanks this week for financial support from Chris Campbell, OH
who along with a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com says:
``I just want you to know how much I appreciate all of your efforts
and years of information. I also love tips for rational living!!!``

Contributions via PayPal not necessarily in US funds.

One may also contribute via money order or check in US funds
on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

New WOR 2060 should be ready by early UT Friday November 13 for first
airings at 0130 on WRMIs 5010 & 5850 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5800, Nov 7 at 0300, WRMI with special experimental
broadcast of Texas Radio Shortwave, VG S9+5/15 into Bonaire SDR. Opens
with ``Yellow Rose of Texas`` alla marcia. O, I`ve heard this hour
before somewhere else but enjoy it again with best reception ever. I`m
sure it would also be good if heard direct here but I`m at the
computer. 0303 Third Mate YL robovoice signs on introducing Robert
Kipp from Germany who made the playlist of big guns in country music;
he lists the names, and ``drei und siebzig``. I note many but not all
of the songs by title or lyrix.

0307 YL ID, address, eQSL offer. 0309 ``All My Exes Live in Texes``.
0313 ``San Antonio Rose`` [BTW, I lived for several years in Von
Ormy/San Antonio, later Austin]. 0315 ``Back in the Saddle Again``.
0322 ``Sweet Lips``. 0330 OM eQSL offer, intro Buddy Holly, ``That`ll
Be the Day``. 0336 ``Know When to Fold `Em``. 0340 ``Freedom Is Just
Another Name for Nothing Left to Lose``. 0344 Cap`n Ric himself about
this being on 5800, ID, eQSL, Hiwaymen. 0352 ``Pretty Woman``. 0354
`Y.R.O.T` not alla marcia. 0356 YL sign-off, tnx Kipp, eQSL, motto
``Land was created as a place for pirates to visit`` -- got it right
this time? Closing theme again ``Y.R.O.T.`` alla marcia. Carrier stays
on a bit past 0400*

Another TRSW test will be 24 hours later, UT Sun Nov 8 at 0300-0400 on
9670v from Channel 292, Germany with its new direxional hi-gain
antenna aimed toward North America; same program? (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR) See also GERMANY

** U S A. Another unsolicited but expected and welcome eQSL from Texas
Radio Shortwave:
http://www.w4uvh.net/TRSW_WRMI_FirsteQSL_Hauser.pdf
Now #101 in my QSL Gallery:
http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html

``Ahoy Glenn - The information in your Nov. 6-7 log report is correct
and we're pleased to send you this limited edition eQSL. We're now
sending out eQSLs as PDFs because the image quality is so much
better. Just as long as the files aren't too large. We look forward
to receiving a report from you for our test broadcast over Channel
292. 73 and Arrgghh. Always be yourself. Unless you can be a pirate.
Then always be a pirate.
Texas Radio Shortwave
https://www.facebook.com/texasradiosw
Sailing into your ears from the Lone Star State``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9395, Nov 10 at 1354, WRMI-6 is back on! At full power and
modulation, S9/+10 with Oldies, IDs. Had been off for two sesquiweeks,
since Oct 20 with very serious problems as discussed in the WOR iog.
Also still on at 2024 check with interminable SMTV ID including this
and the other WRMI frequencies with general nominal coverage areas.

9955, meanwhile, Nov 10 at 2029, WRMI-3 is still BSing // 9980 WWCR
and 9455 WRMI; 9955 had been reactivated daytimes in place of 9395.
Maybe now it will resume radio silence between 15 and 21, later after
15 on weekends. 9395 runs 24 hours, with quite a variety of Systems
input depending on time, per http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs ---
C, F, G, H, J. The transmitter grid has been updated as of today.
WRMI posted this on disgraced FB, 42 minutes before 2204 UT Nov 10:

``9395 kHz back on the air! We are happy to say that WRMI now has the
frequency of 9395 kHz back on the air. The programs which were
temporarily transferred to 9455 kHz have now returned to 9395, and
9455 kHz is back to its regular programming. Thanks for your patience
while our 9395 kHz transmitter was being repaired, and thanks to our
engineers Don Frish and Pat Travers for all of their work on this
unit.``

As for all three 7 MHz WRMIs severely degraded last evening, they were
back up to usual levels by 0700; must have been an ionospheric
disturbance which later abated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7490), UT Sat Nov 7 from new time of 0100, WBCQ webcast of
`AAAWWW`. First topix Free Speech, KDKA anniversary. AHW is avoiding
politix this week in the limbo postlude, surprisingly mostly
successfully. 0112 call interrupts from Annoying Freddie. 0123 reads
FCC chairman Ajit Pai`s salute to KDKA. COVID-19 progress (?). 0139
reading a Radio World article about Edwin Armstrong & Lear but feed
from crowded Studio 9 in Deland of Fla, is interrupted as webcast
keeps running silently; 0140 fill music inserted by Monticello; but
resumed shortly; 0142 lost again, 0143 back again in time to
datestamp as ``6th of November, YOOL 2020``. 0145 caller asks for his
opinion about the elexion so he explains the subject is being avoided
for now. 0151 reads some pirate logs from Free Radio Weekly, mentions
thanx to Glenn. 0154 e-mail, someone wonders whatever happened to
screaming preacher Terry Blalock? He ran out of funding. AHW assures
us ``he`s a sweetheart``, paid bills on time. Starts to scream in
tribute but stops before damaging lungs. Ramsey says he picked up KDKA
anniversary on antique radios. 0157 benedixion (Glenn Hauser, OK,
WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, Nov 6 at 1500, KVOH sign-on in English only for
``people-loving people``, already S9+30, HF sporadic-E assist? 1501
nortena music no doubt gospelic, instead of DX program `Frecuencia al
Dia` scheduled Monday & Friday --- but websked is still dated 8 March
2020 for DST season, while all programming has surely shifted one UT
hour later as if that mattered in most of Latin America. So FAD should
be at 1600 now, as well as in English `Wavescan` on Saturdays (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, Sat Nov 7 at 1611, KVOH confirmed with `AWR
Wavescan` at new time of 1600 ex-1500, fair S5-S7 into TWR Key West
SDR. I listen to the rest of it: amid Voice of Vietnam anniversary
program about Cuban relays during the War, something I have heard
before elsewhere. 1619 Jeff resumes, that Walt Salmaniw from Masset BC
pulled in the AWR Sri Lanka relay, 400 kW on 1548 kHz, at 1500 UT.
Philippine MW station reactivated, typhoon news, and Phil. DX report
which I always have a very hard time following due to the rapid accent
and content consisting of regular logs with signal readings (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17775-, Nov 7 at 2013, KVOH is still on at S9+30 but dead
air; by 2020 modulation has resumed in talk. DST sked showed
Saturday-only English closing SW at 2000 UT, so I guess it`s now 2100*
altho final hour was supposed to be `Music in the Afternoon` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR) see also ZAMBIA [non]

** U S A [and non]. 5970, Nov 5 at 0646, WEWN Spanish is S9+10 of dead
air, audiblizing some pulsejamsplash from 5980 Cuba against nothing
there, and also adjacent Hausa on 5975 which is BBC ASCENSION this
semihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5050, Nov 9 at 0115, WWRB is still here with gospel huxter
in limited weekend-only sked, despite B20. HFCC shows it could be on
any of: 3185, 3195, 3215 or 5050 but normally in winter it`s on 90m
only, at first 3215, then switching at 0200 to one of the others,
clearing out 3215 for WWCR-1 [someone recently report WWRB much later
on 3215, but it had to be WWCR] (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, Nov 10 at 0207, no signal from WRNO, suspect really
off rather than awful propagation; nor detectable at Bonaire, 0352
check; while at 0207, 5085, WTWW-2 is a poor S9 direct instead of
usual blaster (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1150, Nov 7 at 0702-0735 UT, no sign of KSEN Shelby, Montana
DX test. Was not expecting much, as 1150 is dominated here by KSAL
Salina KS on nighttime tight N/S pattern, but even with it nulled as
much as possible, still no DX sounds or other station readable, just
C2CAM from KSAL as I am dozing out and in. KSEN supposed to try DX
test again UT Sunday Nov 8 at 07-08 with 10 kW, unclear direxionality
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1150, Nov 8 at 0736 UT, besides KSAL Salina KS, I am hearing
Sousa march music, must be the scheduled DX test from KSEN Shelby,
Montana. Yes, 0737 very slow Morse Code MCW IDs: VVV DE KSEN, with
call repeated so many times I lose count. 0739 sweep tones; 0740 I
switch from the DX-398 with internal antenna only somewhat nulling
KSAL, to the R75 with E-W longwire where KSAL is more solid, but still
hearing underneath, KSEN now with continuous tone. 0742,
phone-off-the-hook pulse sounds. So that`s it. As I said, unheard 24
hours earlier, and it turns out that test was deficient at low power.
Tonight it`s widely heard from coast to coast at least. Shelby is near
Cut Bank, on I-15, only some 35 miles south of Alberta (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6905.9-RCUSB, Nov 9 at 2356, drumming music, but
modulation is very defective and crackly, S6-S7 into Bonaire SDR.
Toggling the step-tuning in USB, zero-beat seems about 6905.80 but
when tuned to 6905.70 in SAM mode, the carrier offset reads out +230v
Hz, which adds up to 6905.93. Nov 10 at 0001, automated timecheck and
ROCV 6906 ID. Recheck at 0328, still the same distorted modulation
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VIETNAM. 11719.9, Nov 10 at 2320, poor S4 in tonal language; per
Aoki/NDXC it`s VOV-1, nominal 11720 from a station replete with
offfrequenciness.

12018.8, Nov 10 circa 2317, another longtime cockeyed VOV JBA carrier,
scheduled now in Indonesian on rounded `12019` per EiBi but this
block of languages absent from Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ZAMBIA [non]. 17775-, Nov 9 at 1554, S9/+10 of dead air, or is
there some JBM? KVOH, Simi Valley, California, USA, is supposed to
start at 1500 on winter weekdays. Recheck at 1601, now I am surprised
to hear an ID in English by the well-known voice of Ray Robinson, as
``This is Radio Christian Voice, Lusaka; following program provided by
Strategic Communications Group, Ltd.``, and into praise music, not
`Frecuencia al Dia` in Spanish.

Before I could report this, Ray himself posted to the WOR iog at 1654
UT: ``Due to an equipment failure in the KVOH studio here in
California, we are currently relaying Voice of Hope - Africa
programming (in English) on the KVOH transmitter, at 17775 kHz.
Hopefully this will be for one day only, but you may be interested to
hear the anomaly. Ray.``

To which I replied: ``Ray, Yes, I already did, surprised to hear your
``Radio Christian Voice, Lusaka`` ID at 1601 on 17775-, Glenn``

But I wonder why he called it that instead of ``Voice of Hope -
Africa`` ? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Nov 6 at 0702-0707
UT: 558, 621, 639(2), 693, 729, 747(2), 774(2), 837, 846(TP), 855,
909*, 936, 1044, 1053, 1089, 1107, 1179, 1215*, 1449, 1710(domestic).
*strongest, surely UK. (2)= at least two carriers beating.

No DFing on the longwire. This season around this hour, 774 might bear
not only RNE Valencia, Spain, today`s LSR 0637; but also NHK Akita,
Japan, LSS 0731. What about ABC Melbourne? LSS today not until 0901
UT; latest, two months from now, will be 0946, while Valencia`s latest
SR in two months will be 0722, all per gaisma.com. RNE has several
synchros on 774, and I usually hear a beat, but 100 kW from Valencia
is the mayor (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Nov 10 from 0134
UT: more signals have a (2) beat than when I usually check later as
now more of Europe is still in darkness, even into AfroAsia. 531,
576(2), 639, 693, 711, 738, 747, 774(2), 837(2), 855(2), 882(2), 891*,
909, 936, 999, 1044(2), 1053(2), 1089*, 1098, 1107(2), 1134, 1152(2),
1215, 1305(2), 1413 kHz. *strongests, likely Algeria and UK (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6171-USB, Nov 9 at 0732, weak 2-way in Spanish when no
broadcasters are around here in their exclusive 49mb (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

UNIIDENTIFIED. 7501.3-USB, Nov 8 at 2307, JBA 2-way in Spanish (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9292.2-USB, Nov 10 at 2329 as I am scanning for CNR1
jammers, some 2-way in Spanish; cambio (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11709.9, Nov 8 at 2323, JBA talk from something
off-frequency, unlikely to be CNR1, the only listee at this hour
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

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