Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs Janury 7-8, 2017

Glenn Hauser logs Janury 7-8, 2017

Sunday, January 08 2017


** CANADA. 15034-USB, Jan 8 at 1416, Trenton Military still with 61-minute-slow local timechex, ``Time 1315 zulu``, after a bunch of terminal forecasts all ``missing``, then some successful current conditions at various airports timestamped 1400z. BTW, exactly the same robovoice comes out of New York Radio, and I suppose Gander, on 10051, 13270; haven`t yet determined whether it can tell time correctly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025 & 5040, Jan 8 at 0615, both 60m frequencies are off, but at this hour nothing else to be heard on or around them (e.g. Australia, Perà on 5025). Asleep before I could check out any other RHCs, but next check awake at 1353, 5025 is back on with music in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Jan 8 at 0103, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until autocutoff at 0104:20* which slippage is 26.5 seconds later than last capture 4 nights before, Jan 4 until 0103:53.5*, or averaging 6 and 5/8 seconds later per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Sunday January 8 at 1516, REE is still reactivated here, at very poor S3 to North America --- and for the early weekend broadcasts sorely needs to be on a higher band, as // 15500 is best at S8, but with some short/longpath echo: it`s at 110 degrees for Mideast, exactly the opposite bearing from 9690 at 290 degrees. Second best at S5 is 15390, which HFCC shows also at 110, but that can`t be correct, as it is really for South America, per EiBi. Also on 17755, 161 degrees across Africa, the one I detected first with a VP carrier aside much stronger 17750 Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sunday January 8 at 1702, S9+10 open carrier from WWRB; 1704, gradually fade-up lo-fi urgent presumed Luganda talk from Radio Munansi; 1720 audio feed loses out to whine. 1728 feed restoted, now two guys conversing, less urgent. Usually JBA, but now Dxmaps.com confirms there is a sporadic E MUF up to 27 MHz between TN and OK. The Es opening spreads geographically but not much upward MUF into VHF, by 1800 as WWRB signal remains good, now finally some music, until 1805 talk finally higher-fi than the previous hour. Still in well by 1845 with some deep fades, and never notice any English so far. After 1850 some interruptions, phone ringing and reconnecting, 1853 music, 1855 mentions Los Angeles, studio. Still going at final check 1909 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 5520-USB, Jan 8 at 0621, Cubana 444 flight in contact with New York Radio on Caribbean area ATC frequency. They have trouble talking over each other, as no-one likes to say ``over`` or ``cambio`` (rather, strictly English even for non-native pilots) but NY tries to inform 444 that his secondary frequency is 6586. Various selcall tones also interrupting. EiBi shows site for this is bg = Barnegat, NJ, 39N45, 74W23'30" --- that`s down the coast off the Garden State Parkway between Toms River and Tuckerton.

According to flightaware.com, Cubana 444 did not take off until 0626, way late after scheduled 0240 UT departure, for a 5-kilomile, 8-hour flight to Paris, which arrived at the Orly gate at 1426 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9329.964v-CUSB, UT Sunday January 8 at 0055, WBCQ with DJ ``rockin` `n` rollin```, 0058 outro exactly the same playback I heard exactly one week ago, with Mike Shiteman (sp?) filling in for `Allan Weiner Worldwide` when he was on the road at least a sesquidecade ago. A 1-hour AWWW repeat is scheduled UT Sundays 00-01 on 9330. This was in tribute to Mike who recently died. I still can`t find anything about Mike on the WBCQ website, guessing at alternative spellings of his surname. Two WBCQ ID jingles before 0100 and into Blalock the Blaster, who always seems to be JIP rather than even introducing his program, officially called `Full Gospel Hour`.

7490.03-AM, Jan 8 at 0100, other WBCQ measured here, presumably starting Mitch & Kathy show.

5129.81-AM, Jan 8 at 0100, other other WBCQ measured here, `Radio Timtron Worldwide`, at midpoint of his bihour. Next check at 0616 Jan 8, open carrier at S6 on 5129.82, when Radio Jennifer expansion might have been airing, perhaps earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Altho November 6 remains the effective date displayed on the WRMI 9955 skedgrid, changes keep appearing here and there. Now I notice there is a show called ``Bajo el sol de Miami`, Sat 2330-2400 [and probably also on 6855 now], which seems like it could be interesting, but of course there is nothing about it on the programming page where many others are explained, yet many more are still absent:
http://wrmi.net/index.php/programming/
Unfortunately, on Jan 7, I had just tuned out at 2328 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Jan 8 at 0105, WTWW-2 is still off, as it was from 9930 all afternoon Jan 7. By 0615, however, it is on now with a song mentioning Mad Magazine, wild laughter, modulation distorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Thisi report dispatched at 1925 UT January 8

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