Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs November 10-11, 2017

Glenn Hauser logs November 10-11, 2017

Saturday, November 11 2017


** CUBA. 15140, Nov 10 at 2040 on caradio, big open carrier/dead air instead of English at shifted hour later from RHC, which on some previous days they successfully modulated; something`s always wrong at RHC. Meanwhile 15370 in French is OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Nov 11 at 0700, this RHC is in Spanish and suptorted, while 6060 and 6100 continue in English, the former with ZY off-frequency het. Will RHC get its act together by tomorrow for English extended 0700 until 0800 on 6000, 6060, 6100, 6165, and all Spanish frequencies off after 0600, as per Arnie`s own sked? Of course not! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6945-USB, Nov 10 at 2158, Unidentified, JBA talk for a bit; I`m not even positive it`s USB only, but no carrier detectable. No logs of this today on HF Underground, altho plenty of pirate 6945s previous days, primarily Clever Name Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 24, Nov 10 at 2115 UT I notice that KOKH, the Fox affiliate in OKC, has changed its 25.3 subchannel from Weather, to: Stadium! More stupid sports. Must have been in the last few days. Rabbitears.info already has it, and seems to be across-the-board pickup by far-right Sinclair-owned stations in many markets. Confess that I seldom checked Weather (not even sure which of the three such networks it was), as not much local coverage, and since I have TWC available on cable. But now there is absolutely no reason to watch 25.3 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5980, Nov 10 at 2155, VOT Turkish is poor at S5-S8; but at 2210 it`s *still* on and slightly stronger, S6-S9. More dozey sloppyration at Emirler; supposed to close by 2200 and no more Turkish until 0100 on 6000. I was checking 5980, of course, whether any sign of R. Chaski could be heard during open hour before Romania at 2300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15580, Nov 10 at 2139, yes, the only VOA Greenville English frequency-hour surviving, is carrying `Music Time in Africa` on Friday, but hyper Heather Maxwell announcement about featuring ``urban`` African music in connexion with some award show tomorrow in Lagos. Deep-six that. Retuned at 2159 I catch her sign-off with alleged broadcast times for show --- she *still* omits *this very one*. On FM (not further explained): Sat at [time missed] and 20 UT. On SW: Friday 09, 15; Saturday 09, 15, 20 and 22. If any/all of those exist, they are less audible back here. Best chance probably 15580 Botswana at 15 & 20; 15 also on 17895 SÃo TomÃ, a time when I am too busy with other stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1903 monitoring: not confirmed UT Saturday November 11 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, not even a carrier vs local noise level; however, at 0100 I can detect JBA TB2 --- Terry Blalock The Blaster, so it was probably on for WOR, like all week extremely weak signal now at shifted later time. At 0030, by comparison, 9370 WWRB, 9265 WINB, and 7490 WBCQ were all well heard.

WOR again not confirmed Sat Nov 11 at 1531 the Hamburg Lokalradio airing on 7265-CUSB; probably on but as usual, via UTwente SDR nothing but S Asian music audible poorly from CRI via East Turkistan; nor at 1558 during CRI pause; and at 1600 CRI Russian cuts on with VG signal now aimed toward Europe. Next:

[As we get into lowest midday solar angle, possible skywave propagation on 160m beyond St Louis-area groundwave: try 1860 in central and eastern North America]

Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE

Fully updated complete WOR schedule, including new affiliate WCSQ-LP 105.9 Cobleskill NY, http://radiocobleskill.org/ plus other FM, AM,
webcasters, satellite:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, UT Sat Nov 11 at 0101, WBCQ is playing The Planet IS & ID loop as if it were just signing on; 0101.6 now ``William Tell Overture`` theme for `Allan Weiner Worldwide` but soon clear it`s Timtron substituting, with his interjexions and even singing along; opening with his signature belch at 0105. Originates from his home studio in Skowhegan, 175 miles from Monticello, and he`s not sure whether 5130 is also on tonight --- It was at start as I could barely detect the WTO. Nothing on 3265v. He starts musing about how the federal government is not doing enough to help the Puerto Rico Americans, nor the Veterans. Unlike when AW is doing AWWW, TT inserts some music breaks. Most of the time there are also noise glitches every 3 or 4 seconds, heard only on 7490 so not QRN from here or elsewhere. They do not disturb the carrier.

I check a few more times during the hour. At 0131, AW has been on the phone, from the road, on the way back to DeLand of Fla for the winter along with GF Angela, snowbirds; then music break, something about a ``good news week``; at 0133 they agree 5130 is not on, nor 3265 --- but may we assume that 3265 is all fixed up and ready to use if time can be sold? If not operational, we may have to wait till another spring when AW goes back to Maine.

Due to VP reception of 9330 now during its very limited schedule, I would suggest that everything on it be flipped to 3265 for the winter! It also would help to put 5130 programming there. At 0152, Timtron is implying he`s about to wrap it up after one hour, but John Carver files his monitoring report on this:

``Tonight's show started about a minute late after running station promos at the top of the hour. TimTron is the host this evening from his home. Rant from the Left this time about lack of aid to Puerto Rico and our treatment of returning war vets, then into a Billy Joel song about Vietnam. References to Ken Burns special on Vietnam and then another Vietnam themed song. He said Allan was away on assignment. Tim said he was not set up to receive email at his home but people could send their emails to Allan via the regular address and Allan might read them next week on his show.

Then Allan called on the telephone. Thanked any vets that might be listening for their service to their country. Allan did his antiwar rant and hoped that someday there would be no vets. Allan said that he and Angela were on their way to Fla and that next week`s show should be from the studio down there. Allan was off the phone at 0132 and Tim played another Vietnam war song.

3265 is off the air again this evening and will be off most of the time until the airtime on the transmitter is sold as it's just too expensive to run the transmitter without being paid for it. Talk again of expanding 5130 to five or six days a week. Then into some non war music. Allan was back on the phone at 0203 to talk about Area 51. They want to run it twelve hours a day, seven days a week from noon to midnight every day if they can raise the funding. I have no idea if anyone will be able to hear 5130 that early in the day. I know I can't from my location. Allan said it will require some transmitter modifications.

Allan off the phone at 0206 after Angela requested some more Snoopy songs. After almost twenty-five minutes of music, show was off the air at 0234. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Fri Nov 10 at 2206, JBA carrier is the OSOB: must be KVOH, again not turned off by 2200* as now scheduled, and when other days it`s been inblasting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11989-12011 approx., Nov 11 at 1353, OTH radar clicking, QRMing weak broadcast signals on 11995, 12005. Fortunately I have not heard much OTHR lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1722 UT November 11

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