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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: [dxld] CKZU 6160 off air (Wolfgang Bueschel_DF5SX)
   2. Glenn Hauser logs December 29-30-31, 2014 (Glenn Hauser)


Message: 1
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:09:47 +0100
From: "Wolfgang Bueschel_DF5SX" <>
To: "HCDX" <>,     "DXLD"
Subject: Re: [HCDX] [dxld] CKZU 6160 off air
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Walt, good morning from Europe,
but around 08-09 UT this morning both Canadian domestics on air on 6160v,
noted various posts in Belgium, Kentucky, NY, Alberta and CA.

'Seen only' at 0812 UT Dec 31 also the accompanied tiny Brazilian on air on
6159.974 kHz - probably - Radio Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre, RS, but latter 
only on the east coast Kentucky and Florida remote SDR units.

6159.980 CKZU Vancouver lower mainland transmission at 0820 UT, report on UN 
Ebola virus mission buerau at Ghana West Africa. S=6 or -87dBm at remote in 
Edmonton Alberta Canada. ID CBC Radio 1. Research program at 0854 UT.

6159.983 CKZN St. Johns from the east coast heard in Kentucky on much lesser
signal level. \\ obviously same program on CFRX Toronto 6069.998 kHz exact.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Walter Salmaniw [dxld]" <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 6:37 AM
Subject: [dxld] CKZU 6160 off air

> While looking for Radio Cochiguaz (a non-starter in BC), I noticed that
> 6160 is off the air.  This does occur very occasionally.  Hopefully just a
> temporary absence.   (05:30 31Dec2014).  73,  Walt Salmaniw, Victoria


Message: 2
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:45:37 -0800
From: Glenn Hauser <>
Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs December 29-30-31, 2014
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** AUSTRALIA. 11945, Wed Dec 31 at 0631, RA `Religion and Ethics Report` visits 
Buenos Aires (and yet host Andrew West hasn`t learnt how to pronounce Aires), 
interviews thru interpreter about religion there from the source of a pope; 
fair but sufficient signal as customary here, tho it`s on 100-degree azimuth, 
better for S America than N. 13630, often VG, is now inaudible above the MUF if 
on. HFCC shows 11945 also at 12-15 on 70 degree beam toward N America, when we 
never hear it: that must be wooden.

As for this R&E program, RA online schedule shows `Radio Australia Wantok` in 
Pidgin during this semi-hour! But it`s only on certain frequencies, not this 
one, duh. It does show R&E Wednesdays at 2130:

** JAPAN. 9595, Dec 31 at 1457, there`s no NHK to be heard, as their New Year`s 
celebration has long since vanished from SW, so I settle on R. Nikkei where 
it`s almost local 2015y. Fair signal with pop music, 1459 ID ``kochirawa Radio 
Nikkei desu`` and sign-off citing JOZ- calls, 1500 dead air, no observance of 
the New Year whatsoever. Did hear a timesignal but probably bleeding from China 
on 9605.

BTW, there was a publicized NYE monitoring suggestion including midnight in 
eastern Australia at 1100 UT --- wrong, it was 1300 UT in NSW and Vic, 1400 UT 
in Qsld, but 1100 UT in NZ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SEYCHELLES [non]. 11900, Dec 31 at 1443, Urdu program closing with Pakistani 
addresses, 1444 BaBcoCk IS and off 1445*. Surprisingly good signal considering 
it`s FEBC via UAE, 250 kW aimed 60 degrees at 1400-1445 daily per HFCC (Glenn 

** SUDAN [and non]. 15550, Dec 31 at 1524, R. Tamazuj with VG signal, trace of 
WJHR, and no tone jamming yet from Sudan. 

Then I discover Arabish talk in // on also VG 15400, and synchronized! ID at 
1526 pronounced ``Tam?zuk``. At 1527, they are no longer synch, in fact not //, 
one with YL, other with OM. One has changed site and/or feed. And 15400 cuts 
off at 1528:23*. 

15550 signs-off R. Tamazuj but scheduled R. Dabanga does NOT follow at 1530, 
instead dead air, audiblizing WJHR screamer. Still DA at 1531 when Sudanese 
tone jammer cuts on. Still the same situation at 1534. Next check at 1547, 
still no Dabanga, but WJHR is much stronger, in fact too strong for the carrier 
to be sufficient BFO, and slightly off-frequency, off-pitching the gospel 
huxter. Tone jammer still there. It seems Sudan was not so concerned about 
jamming R. Tamazuj, but will jam R. Dabanga even in its absence; why?

13800, finally at 1549 I check the other R. Dabanga frequency, and here it is 
funxional in Arabish with typical stingers, fair with flutter.

Per HFCC, 15550 is supposed to be Vatican relay at 1500-1630 --- FAIL! SMG 
staff celebrating NYE and not paying attention to feed inputs?

15400 is also Vatican, cryptically in Apd language per HFCC, a PNW service only 
at 1500-1530. I.e. non-cryptically in Aoki: R. Tamazuj in Sudanese Arabic at 
1459-1527 (in neither case also for R. Dabanga afterwards, normally paired with 

13800 is in HFCC as PNW via MADAGASCAR at 1500-1600, switching to VATICAN at 
1600-1630 (apparently in the middle of the Dabanga hour, why?) (Glenn Hauser, 

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1753 monitoring: confirmed on Global 24 webcast, UT 
Wednesday Dec 31 at 0401, following `Wavescan` and preceding `Media Network 
Plus`. But when I check WRMI 9395 at 0410, it`s inaudible! While 9955 is JBA. 
If G24 had been on the 7 MHz band it would have been OK like other WRMI 
services on 7455, 7570. Propagation certainly depressed, as 11825 was also JBA; 
yet Cuba sufficient on 9710 and 9790, Mart? Greenville VG on 7405. 

WOR 1753 also confirmed Wednesday Dec 31 at 1415 on WRMI 9955, good and not 
jammed. Next:

Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
We hope to have 1754 ready for first broadcast on WRMI, UT Thu 0430 on 9955; 
otherwise another play of 1753 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7490v, Tue Dec 30 at 2234, WBCQ with a playback of last 
Saturday`s live `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, same I was hearing before, as he is 
on phone with a Bill Smith in federal prison, a technician who really needs to 
be on the outside ASAP. 

Fair signal and clear until *2258:10 hit by huge het from BBC Thailand with Bow 
Bells --- a monumental failure of frequency co?rdination. BBC is on 25 degree 
beam for E Asia, which carries right on across North America, but FCC and BBC 
apparently can`t believe a station on the far side of the world could possibly 
QRM a North American station in North America, and close to its own 245 degree 
azimuth toward Nuevo Laredo, no less. WBCQ signal had improved during the 
session; sunset in Monticello was already circa 2050 UT.

The het is WBCQ`s fault for always being off-frequency (no attempt to measure 
it now). The two signals are about equal level making both useless here. 
Fortunately, BBC English is scheduled for only one hour, and this ruins the M-F 
WBCQ show `Money Talk`, on Sundays `WGOD Presents` and on Saturdays the first 
hour of `Pirate Pizza Night`. Maybe that`s why `Money Talk` is simulcast on 
9330-CUSB, otherwise little-used. As for the `AWWW` playbacks, the originals 
almost always run more than one hour, so I guess the playbacks in one-hour 
slots get chopped if not edited down.

Larry Will tells us ``We?ll be doing a live New Year?s Eve special tonight on 
WBCQ 5110 from 8 to midnight US eastern time (0100 to 0500 UT January 1) and 
webcast on
Requests and listener reports always welcome at
Regards, Larry Will``

Another WBCQ program worth checking out is `The Next Chapter`, UT Thursdays 
0000-0100 on 7490v. Lots of thought-provoking discussion about where the world 
is going; and the host has the objective of establishing a ``Radio Alexandria`` 
ship in the mid-Pacific. It`s been going for a year now; transcripts and audio 
archive at 

** U S A. 17775, Dec 31 at 1521, no signal from KVOH, taking another holiday 
break? Wait, there is a JBA carrier so maybe it`s on, but just not propagating 
or QRP. Rechecked at 1558: now it`s inbooming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING 

** U S A. 15825, Dec 31 at 1523, gospel huxter talking with big echo from WWCR, 
so long/short path again. Per NGS globe, the 39-megameter long path traverses: 
just off West Africa, Botswana, Indian Ocean, Perth, Cairns, Tarawa, Honolulu, 
Santa B?rbara. This transmitter is registered on a 46 degree azimuth; it should 
be even better by LP if it were taking off closer to 90 degrees (Glenn Hauser, 

** U S A. 15610, Dec 31 at 1524, WEWN with big echo, long path of 39 Megameters 
vs short path of one; sounds like could be M. Ang?lica herself. NGS globe shows 
this LP route: St. Peter & St. Paul Rocks in the Atlantic, RSA, Carnarvon, PNG, 
Lisianski Island (a little-known Hawaiian atoll on the way to Midway), 
Sacramento. This one starts out on a 40-degree azimuth which is hardly ideal 
for LP to here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also WWCR

** U S A. 92.3 WFM, Dec 29 sometime in the afternoon as I am driving up US 
81/60/64 on the north side of Enid, down the overpass attenuating slightly 92.5 
KOMA OKC from the south, but still with ACI from 92.1 KAMG-LP Enid, I am 
getting bits of a signal from 92.3 Norton KS, ex-KFTI, enough to hear a YL 
mention that a new format begins January 1 here on FM-92. (Such reception under 
dead conditions is about the best we can do without a little help from the 
troposphere.) That leads me to search out recent press about this change of 
ownership, also covered previously in DXLD (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING 

Dec 30, 2014, 2:42pm CST

Last Updated on December 30, 2014 at 2:55 pm
(via Glenn Hauser, DXLD)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15649.5-SSB, Dec 31 at 1535, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, long 
informal QSO but hardly a `puta` mentioned, heard only once in next dekaminute! 
I can`t really understand them, but do copy a keyword ``pescado``, implying 
that these are fishing poachers (in Spanish, pescado means a fish once it is 
caught, i.e. ``fished``, while a mere fish in the wild is a pez; yet there is 
no equivalence for land creatures such as ``cazados`` or ``cas``. And 
non-Castilians must be careful not to confuse cazar = hunt with casar = marry, 
altho there is a certain correspondence). Also frequent whistling, once talking 
during an obvious yawn. Stronger one has engine noise in background. ERTOPen 
must be off 15650, as no het from there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1846 UT December 31; HNY!

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