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Today's Topics:

   1. Radio Geronimo and Radio Waves this weekend (Tom Taylor)
   2. Glenn Hauser logs November 21-22, 2013 (Glenn Hauser)
   3. Glenn Hauser logs November 23, 2013 (Glenn Hauser)


Message: 1
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:52:35 +0000
From: Tom Taylor <>
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Subject: [HCDX] Radio Geronimo and Radio Waves this weekend
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Radio Geronimo and Radio Waves this weekend

This weekend 100 kW-transmissions by Radio Waves International:

November 23rd, 1300 - 1400 UTC on 6140 kHz (Issoudun),

November 24th, 0000 - 0100 UTC on 7300 kHz (Nauen),

November 24th, 1330 - 1430 UTC on 17540 kHz (Nauen)

Please send all reports to:;    Thank you!

Radio Geronimo on Sunday 24th November:

10.00 - 12.00 UTC on 9480 KHz

Please send all reports to:  Thank you!

Good Listening!




Message: 2
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 09:54:18 -0800 (PST)
From: Glenn Hauser <>
Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs November 21-22, 2013
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** CHINA. 6145, Nov 22 at 1425, fair signal with Firedrake, the only place 
heard. Search for FD or CNR1 jamming at 1453-1455 Nov 22 finds none at all 
audible between 12 and 18 MHz, nor 10-11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 17540, Nov 21 at 2151, NHK World R?dio Jap?o in Portuguese 
via WHRI with usual VG signal even here --- except there is a heavy SAH of 
about 6 Hz from another strong carrier, revealed at 2156 when the latter starts 
YL spy numbers interspersed with digital bursts. 2200 NHK timesignal, ID in 
Japanese and Sakura before WHRI cuts it off late at 2200:40* as the numbers 
keep going. 

WHRI`s or NHK`s frequency management should consult the ENIGMA schedule of 
Cuban spy numbers, which occupy a lot of frequencies you`ll never find in HFCC. 
The latest ENIGMA newsletter is here:
Searching it on 17540 leads to an HM01 schedule grid on page 88 of 89, dated 
27/06-2013 showing 17540 however in use at 2300 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and 
Saturdays, but this was an hour earlier on a Thursday. 17480 was the listed 
frequency at 2200 on those days, alternating with 10715 all other days of the 
week, while the alt to 17540 was 11530. Anyhow, the schedule has changed (Glenn 

** CUBA. 5930, Nov 22 at 0609, Cuban spy numbers and digital bursts are here, 
very strong right next to 5935 WWCR but with ACI from it; new frequency? 
According to ENIGMA schedule, the Thursday 0600 frequency was 14375, and 5930 
appears nowhere in the entire file (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CUBA. 11880, Nov 21 at 2153, RHC is yet again in French instead of 
Portuguese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9795-9805 & 9818-9835, approx. extent of buzzspurs from 9810 RHC 
transmitter, but constantly varying, Nov 22 at 0133; main victim is 9820 
station, probably Brasil 9819+ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also 
EGYPT [and non]

** EGYPT [and non]. 11760, Nov 22 at 0137, big mess here with Cairo atop, very 
distorted singing, ringing sound and hum, making fast rippling SAH with CUBA 
underneath which sounds like the same programming as on 6060. 

In B-13, ERTU has chosen to collide with the #1 frequency of RHC, used for the 
past 52+ years. Aoki shows 250 kW, 286 degrees from Abis toward Cuba at 
2330-0045 Arabic, 0045-0200 Spanish. Cuba currently restarts 11760 at 0000 

** EGYPT. 13580, Nov 22 at 1449 open carrier, fair-good strength, with CODAR 
QRM; 1450 fast SAH starts with hi-pitched but lo-level tone; 1457 past 1500, 
the carrier is really pulsing now, not a SAH? Still no other modulation. It`s 
another total loss from R. Cairo, scheduled 15-16 in Albanian, 250 kW, 300 
degrees from Abu Zaabal per Aoki; 250 kW, 315 degrees from Abis per HFCC. Maybe 
*both* sites are trying and failing to emit Albanian, accounting for the SAH. 
IBB is now wisely giving this mess a wide berth, taking a 2-hour break at 14-16 
between VOA Somali broadcasts via Sri Lanka (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING 

** GREECE. 11645, Nov 22 at 0136, Greek talk, then Greek rap, // stronger 9420 
and 7450. 11645 isn`t usually on the air at this hour from Avlis, which means 
nothing on 15 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9775, Nov 22 at 1435 song, 1437 Korean, poor with 
flutter, i.e. Radio Free Chosun. Today it is much weaker than 9800 VOA Korean 
via Philippines, unlike originally a couple weeks ago with almost comparable 
strong and steady signal. Aoki still says this 14-16 broadcast is via 
Tajikistan, but Ivo Ivanov lists it from Uzbekistan; either one transpolar 
could be believable now, but were IBB previously trying Tinang, Tinian, or 

Ivo`s Nov 16 edition of the now-daily DX Re Mix news shows related:
``Radio Free Chosun:
1300-1400 on  9300 DB  100 kW / 071 deg to KRE Korean
1400-1600 on  9775 TAC 200 kW / 070 deg to KRE Korean
North Korea Reform Radio:
1300-1500 on  9380 DB  200 kW / 071 deg to KRE Korean
1400-1600 on  7590 TAC 200 kW / 070 deg to KRE Korean``

** NEW ZEALAND. 6170, since it`s Friday, Nov 22 at 1425 music here, poor with 
CCI, presumed RNZI again on weekly wrong frequency, since it`s missing from 
5950 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 9500, Nov 22 at 0130, fair signal with open carrier/dead air, presumed 
R. Sultanate of, as scheduled and previously heard here 00-02; kept with it for 
a minute+ in case it were just a pregnant pause during Qur`an, but still no 
modulation. Isn`t it amazing how many SW stations can`t keep their modulation 
going? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [non]. 5980, Nov 22 at 0054 and still at 0118, unID tone on frequency 
like last night; did not have a chance to try to pull out the Chaski cutoff 
circa 0105 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 21630, Nov 22 at 1427, day 5 of REE`s resumed collision 
with BBC Hausa via ASCENSION during this semihour; and also colliding with 
Kuwait on 21540 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 21470 used to be the prime 13m frequency for BBCWS in English, 
but no more. Occasionally hear a very weak signal here, but much better Nov 22 
at 1427, fair in Somali, now the only language on it, per Aoki daily 14-15, 250 
kW, 205 degrees from UAE; plus Saturdays 15-16, 250 kW, 85 degrees from 
Ascension (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4820-USB, Nov 22 at 0125 as I am scanning 60m for LA`s --- not much 
except weak carriers --- here`s an American net, but nor MARS, including 
Bellevue Radio (spelling could be any of several variations), and Ames Radio. 
They are discussing the level of CODAR interference; one of them says it`s not 
too bad. Then Ames Radio gives another ID as NM85LK with the letters in 
fonetix, else I might have thought the 8 was an H. 0126 asks for ``forwarding 
all reports to`` something, securing net for today, which purpose has 
apparently been a propagation test. What`s this?

NM85LK could be a grid square beloved of hams, but in Tibet, unlikely!

Since it starts with N, this call could even be a legitimate US government or 
military one, rather than tactical. Searching on NM85LK leads to three blogs 
which appear to be totally unrelated, and searching within the pages linked 
does not find any mention of that alfanumeric! What`s with Google? Search 
    Mar 15, 2012 - Ingredientes lechuga pimiento rojo cebolla tomate aceite de 
oliva vinagre de m?dena miel sal pimienta blanca jamon huevo pan rallado curry
    Balm Upon Technical Challenges
    Jun 16, 2012 - We hope this and all knowledge is used for the benefit of 
humankind : to encourage us towards love and kindness and goodness. [and]
    Origins of and Evolution of Rocket Propelled Space Flight
Jun 16, 2012 - We hope this and all knowledge is used for the benefit of 
humankind: to encourage us towards love and kindness and goodness. 
    Radical Hue: Dinamikians' BBQ party

Searching UDXF yg on the frequency, callsign and names is no more productive, 
except we are reminded that Ames Radio could refer to NASA`s Ames Research 
Center in Mountain View, California. Now is there another NASA facility named 
Bellevue? Well, there are at least NASA subcontractors in Bellevue, Washington 

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1696 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW-1, 9475, Thursday 
Nov 21 starting at 2201:22, upcutting the opening already in progress.

Also confirmed on WWRB webcast, UT Friday Nov 22 from 0430.4, once again upcut 
joining in progress, after cutting off the previous preacher, and confirmed 
later in the semihour on both 3195-AM and 5050-USB. Next: 

UT Saturday 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB.
Saturday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio, Germany, 7265-CUSB.
Saturday 1600 on WRMI 9955.
UT Sunday 0030 on WTWW-2 5085.
UT Sunday 0501 on WTWW-1 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. More observations of WTWW`s variably-timed frequency usage:

Both 5830 and 9475 are off at 0118 Nov 22, while 5085 and 12105 (poor in 
Spanish) are on.

5830 and 5085 night frequencies are still on at 1423 Nov 22, but not 12105 
which allows RFA in Burmese via SAIPAN to be heard well in the clear.

9475 and 9930 day frequencies are on by next check 1529, and 12105 also on in 
Arabic past 1600 which means no R. Dialogue to be heard today (Glenn Hauser, 

** U S A. 12050, Nov 22 at 1448, WEWN Spanish is absent, still VG on 11550 
Spanish, 15610 English; 1455 recheck, 12050 is back on with usual squeal, es 
decir, chillido (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN. 6260, Nov 22 at 0121, music on very poor signal with flutter, 
weaker than 6270 RHC leapfrog. Aoki shows: CVC International in Hindi, 100 kW, 
153 degrees from Tashkent at 00-04 & 14-20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING 
DIGEST) See also KOREA NORTH [non]

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic MW carrier search UT November 22: JBA hets or 
carriers: 1521 at 0141; 783, 549 and 693 at 0142; 882, 945 and 1053 at 0144 

This report dispatched at 1754 UT November 22


Message: 3
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:47:45 -0800 (PST)
From: Glenn Hauser <>
Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs November 23, 2013
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** CUBA. 6165, Nov 23 at 0107, RHC English is instead open carrier/dead air, 
and still the same at 0109, 0127; by next check at 0136, modulation has finally 
been applied. 

What about the other English frequency, 6000? At 0107 it`s on, but 
undermodulated, and I can hear something else under it; 0137 Mideast song; 0147 
I find RHC is off, audiblizing TURKEY, q.v. until RHC cuts back on at *0150:42 

** INDIA. 11985 // 11740, Nov 23 at 0106, very poor signals on both, sounds 
like same S Asian song, so AIR Sinhala service must have succeeded today (Glenn 

** IRELAND. 5505.0-USB, Nov 23 at 0140-0142+, Shannon Radio, flight weather by 
YL with a mid-Atlantic accent, for Oslo, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, etc. The 
VOLMET list at shows EIP has this frequency to itself 
continuously, not sharing with other VOLMETs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING 

** NORTH AMERICA. 6075, Nov 23 after 0100, I crossed this frequency in 
bandscan, and something was there, assumed usual CRI English via Kashgar, but 
Bob LaRose, W6ACU in California reports: 

``YHWH on again: They've made another Friday afternoon appearance, this time on 
6075 kHz. Relatively strong around 0100 Saturday UT with sideband QRM from 
Havana on 6070. Same old stuff. Could be same identical program as before, as 
reported by others`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-AM, Nov 23 at 0133, music with a heavy beat, like 
drumming, in fact same four beats over and over could be a loop; 0135:45 pause 
for Liquid Radio ID, and more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 3185, Nov 23 at 0122, Brother Scare via WWRB is 
talking about his expansion to 103 hours per day on 26 SW transmitters, (with 
the addition in a week of 48 hpd on WRMI Okeechobee), as an interruption to 
programming in progress, and mentions that Brother Jeff would prefer he pay 
$40,000 up front --- so send money now; cut back to regular huxtering. 

Then at 0144 as I tune across WTWW 5085, the exact same announcement is playing 
again already. I wouldn`t expect Jeff White to disclose his financial details, 
but Brother Scare often mentions what he allegedly pays for airtime: of course, 
we don`t know how much WRMI time that 40 grand is buying, for how long, but it 
should be a useful infusion to get the new site going or as a down payment to 
Family Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Nov 23 at 0115, fair with flutter, music to timesignal 
ending 2 seconds late, opening Hindi service with ID pronounced in English as 
Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, more south Asian songs. Much better than 
AIR on 11985/11730 had been, to Sri Lanka (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING 

** TURKEY [and non]. 6000, Nov 23 at 0137, I`m hearing a song, mideast? under 
RHC English which is helpfully undermodulated. Even more helpful, RHC is off 
the air when I retune at 0147, uncovering the station with fair signal; unseems 
Brazilian, in fact Turkish style minor music; 0148 YL announcement and more 
music until *0150:42 RHC cuts back on. Yes, HFCC shows TRT in Turkish on 6000 
at 0100-0300, 500 kW, 72 degrees from Emirler. Seems it`s the only frequency in 
this block; remember when they used to beam Turkish to North America all 
evening on 9460? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5110v-CUSB, Nov 23 at 0145, Allan Weiner Worldwide on WBCQ mentions 
Dr. Becker in Florida, during his long phone conversation with this guy Mel, 
who seems to be occupying gobs of time on every show; also says that Tom is 
doing a fantastic job of programming 94.7 WBCQ-FM with classic country format 

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1695 monitoring: confirmed on Area 51 webcast, 0300 UT 
Saturday Nov 23, and also audible on WBCQ 5110v-CUSB at 0314 check. Next: Sat 
0730 & 1530 on HLR 7265-CUSB; Sat 1600 on WRMI 9955; UT Sun 0030 on WTWW 5085 
and Sun 0501 on WTWW 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5980, Nov 23 at 0059, once again tonight mixed with talk, a tone 
or het on the channel past 0100 except for a break of about 7 seconds at 
0101:00. I`m listening with BFO from 0104 past 0106 and hear two tones, but 
neither one goes off signifying R. Chaski, Per?: maybe it`s really the new 
carrier and the tone it is modulating. Still the same at 0127 when in AM mode I 
am hearing two different tones alternating with fades. Would not be surprised 
if the new signal be R. Guaruj?, ZYE891, Florian?polis SC, Brasil, reactivated. 
Brasileiros or Conosuristas should easily confirm this. Haven`t seen anything 
from Claudio Galaz, Chile, since Nov 17 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11989.5-USB, Nov 23 at 0117, 2-way intruders in uncertain 
language, one much stronger than the other. One may have said ``come back``. 
Later taped brief sample at 0119: what language is it?

This report dispatched at 0347 UT November 23

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