Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs November 12-13, 2017

Glenn Hauser logs November 12-13, 2017

Monday, November 13 2017

** ASCENSION. 11770, Nov 13 at 0721, BBCWS with an English interview, poor-fair, same on // 12095. Both are Ascension this hour only, 125 kW at 65 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. After discovering R. Biafra on its first day of reactivation, Nov 12 around 1930 via WRMI 11530, I`m looking for the other announced broadcast, 0500-0600 on WRMI 11530, and on Issoudun 7240: Nov 13 at 0529, JBA carriers on both.

It`s normal for WRMI to be almost gone from other 25m 11580 this late. And one wonders how well 11530 could propagate into Nigeria from the nightmiddle in FL. (Also there is a huge 10-MHz gap for the 1900 broadcast between 11530 and WRMI`s existing service to the same area on 21525; which works better, or not at all?)

However, Ivo Ivanov in B`lgariya says, ``But morning transmission of Radio Biafra on Nov 13 was 0500-0600 on 11530 via RMI, not on 7240 via ISS``. So what was the JBA carrier I had on 7240? Day frequency of AIR Mumbai? Certainly not RRI Ambon, Indonesia in English, another wacko entry in HFCC. Or a Western Hemisphere ham could have been AMing on 7240 just to confuse us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 9630, Nov 12 at 2316, Vietnamese? atop R. Aparecida, making a fast SAH with it, indicating the ZY is almost on-frequency! No, it`s Cantonese, this hour only from CRI per NDXC, 500 kW, 161 degrees from Jinhua 831 site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11885, Nov 13 at 0002, CRI English with amazingly good signal for a broadcast listed at 0000-0157, 500 kW, 200 degrees from Xi`an. Maybe long path? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. It`s Nov 12, time for the delayed B-17 schedule to go into effect at RHC, so what do we find??

11880, Nov 12 at 2307, open carrier/dead air on this A-17 frequency, which has already been heard with French during this hour instead of English. 11880 still OC/DA at 2330. 11880 off at 0001 Nov 13 check,

[non] No sign of its replacement 9720 yet, but at 2315 there is algo VP on 9720. Aoki shows CRI in Japanese via Xi`an during this hour. A bit stronger at 2334, soft flute music. 9720 off after 0000, no RHC or anything else.

15730, Nov 12 at 2307 and later, no signal here. Supposed to be on at 2330-0130, starting with Esperanto on Sundays only instead of French. Still absent after 2330. Or not propagating? No sign of Esperanto on any of the other frequencies now or after 0000.

15370, Nov 12 at 2330 has a VP signal, RHC which is scheduled until 2400; winter fadeouts getting early. Can barely match it to // 11840 and also very weak 15230 with `Mundo de la Filatelia` which is just another excuse to blah-blah-blah about The Revolution, now at 58th anniversary. Also JBA on 13740, but blasting in on 5040.

`En Contacto` DX program starts at 2343:20. After 0001 Nov 13, other RHCs checked: 11840 is VP; 11760 & 11670 seem off; 9535 audible; 6060 ZY het. At 0035, 11840 is a JBA carrier; at 0136, 7340 is VP, and 5040 is still VG in Spanish.

English is now supposed to start at 0200 instead of 0100. At 0204, nothing on 6165 or 6145, but 6000 is on with weakish signal and weaker modulation. Altho the sked versions in DXLD 17-45 show 6165 reactivated in English after 0200, another B-17 version received by Ken Zichi in the MARE Tipsheet shows 6145 instead. As long as this transmitter is inoperative, it hardly matters which. After 0200, NO RHC frequencies are audible on 9 or 11 MHz bands. Still no 6145 or 6165 at 0413 Nov 13 check.

What`s going on after 0700 Nov 13? At 0735, RHC music on 6100 and weaker 6060; neither 6165 nor 6145; 6000 and 5040 are off.

Guess what: now Wolfgang BÃschel has received an update from Arnie Coro that the new sked will not go into effect until Nov 14/UT 15! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNID 11670

** CUBA. 15432 approx., Nov 13 at 1520, extremely distorted blob around here, first suspected Saudi Arabia which used to go haywire on 15435. Trace of its carrier is detectable vs the blob; scheduled to start Call of Islam at 1450 (Allah`ll get `em for that?).

Soon obvious from modulation match that this is once again the RHC 15370 transmitter, which sounds OK on fundamental, but blasting out spurblobs approx. every 62 kHz above and below, which I then find around: 15308, 15246, 15184, 15122. But the further ones unseem at 62 kHz steps, more like 15059, 14997, 14935; and not so many audible above: circa 15499, 15561, 15623, 15687, weakening the further out but there should be NONE of these infesting the band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6945-USB, Nov 12 at 2324, S9 pirate music. Yes, it`s Clever Name Radio yet again, per these:

** OKLAHOMA [non]. 7730 // 5850, Monday Nov 13 at 0734, I`m still awake and find WRMI is surprisingly broadcasting James Branum with `Broad Spectrum Radio`, both S9+30! Skedgrid still shows `Your Weekend Show` at 0700-0800 Mondays (while Argentina relay in English is Tue-Sat only). It`s way past my bedtime but I keep listening. He`s talking about relief aid to Puerto Rico in the form of AM-FM-SW radios, batteries and fans. 0742 on to next subject, memorial tribute to friend and used-bookstore owner Kelly Anthony Hayes who was murdered Sept 14 in Oklahoma City. But he did a lot of other things during his life, including serving as a judge in Garfield County 1981-1986. Store was 30 Penn Books. 0754 starts to wrap up, ``see you next week``, mentions WBCQ and WRMI, for at 0756 he mixes old music piece with CW and MFSK16 beeps, but listeners on Channel 292 will only hear the music due to German broadcast restrixions. On 7730 this runs until 0759:30 switch to a Zanotti ID, 0800 then another canned ID by Biermann, and switch to Brother MoleStair. Then I check 5850 and find instead `Happy Station` is starting, but I have to QRT.

Also surprised that James has given us no advance warning of his reactivated BSR broadcasts, so we don`t know the time scheduled on WBCQ, or if there are other times than the middle of the night on WRMI. Later checking http://broadspectrumradio.com we find out all about it:

``BSR International Radio Magazine Show â November 2017
Our first shortwave broadcast since January!
The show will air at the following days and times:

For Eastern North America, the Caribbean, Central America and beyond:
Listen via WBCQ, 7490 kHz. Saturday November 12, 2017, 04-05:00 UTC (Friday Nov. 11th, 22-23:00 CST)

For Western North America, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia and Oceania:
Listen via WRMI, 7730 kHz. Monday November 13, 2017, 07-8:00 UTC (01-2:00 CST)

For Most of North America, Alaska and far Eastern Russia: Listen via WRMI, 5850 kHz. Monday November 13, 2017, 07-8:00 UTC (01-2:00 CST)

For Europe (as far east as Russia), the Middle East, North Africa and Atlantic Canada: Listen via Channel 292, 6070 khz. Saturday November 18, 16-17:00 UTC (10-11:00 CST)``

Sidebar on the home page has sked for his Part 15 neighborhood stations now active in NW OKC (and unheard here, of course):

``SoÃador Radio â Low Power AM/FM/Internet Radio

Broadcasting under the provisions of Part 15 of the FCC Rules at 1610 khz AM and 88.7 MHz. FM in the Montague-SoÃador Neighborhood.

SoÃador Radio Schedule
Local Time Program
Times below are Oklahoma time.
CDT: -5, CST: -6
Before 05:00 TBD
05:00 The Best of of The BSR Magazine Show . . .
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 9315, Nov 13 at 1513, S9-S7 in tonal Asian language, several US references. HFCC shows IBB, 1500-1600, 250 kW, 288 degrees from Tinian in Bod = Tibetan. HFCC never cares which IBB station, but Aoki/NDXC says Radio Free Asia. No jamming audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1903 monitoring: per Ivo Ivanov:

``GERMANY. Reception of World of Radio via HLR 9485-CUSB on Nov 12:
1131-1200 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, fair/good
0731-0800 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu Sat Nov 11 - NO SIGNAL``

NOT confirmed, UT Monday Nov 13 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB --- no signal detectable, (while 9370 WWRB is VG, but 9265 WINB is VP). Confirmed UT Mon Nov 13 at 0400 on Area 51 webcast, but inaudible at 0413 check on WBCQ 5130v. Confirmed after 0430 UT Monday Nov 13 on WRMI 9955, good S9+10 this time, no jamming, while other weeks it`s been JBA. Next:
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

** U S A. 9955 // 11580, Sunday Nov 12 at 2313, I find WRMI with AWR Wavescan on both these frequencies --- and at 2329, also wrapping up WS on 5850, while already finished on the first two. So the playback on 5850 is running a semi-minute behind. Latest info we had for DX/SWL/MEDIA programs was:

2230-2300 WRMI: WAVESCAN 5850
2300-2330 WRMI: WAVESCAN 11580 9395 9955

So now moving 5850 half an hour later. I don`t think it was on 9395, but not sure if I checked it. Revise to:

2300-2330 WRMI: WAVESCAN 11580 9955; 5850 delayed 30 seconds.

WRMI sked grid still shows WS on 5850 at 2230 Sunday. 2300 on 5850 is occupied by Radio Tirana in English Mon-Sat, so the slot would have been unaccounted for on Sunday. WS could have been played twice in a row?

9955 not noted any jamming during WS but heavy at 2342 during the `Michael Mendez Show`. The major jammed block should now be UT Tue-Sat 0015-0100 during Noticiero and Radio Libertad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, UT Mon Nov 13 at 0136, no signal from WWRB, which was heard last night. Could be only one hour circa 0000-0100? Nothing on 3185 or 3195 either, but 9370 presumed the VP carrier still with BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, Nov 13 at 1515, S9+20 of dead air from WTWW-1 instead of PPPP on SFAW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11670, Nov 13 at 0720, S9+10 almost steady open carrier. It`s an RHC frequency earlier, but unbelievable to be so strong now, equivalent to NZ 11725, as 11580 WRMI is JBA carrier; no 11520 from WEWN. The North American MUF is clearly between 10 and 11 MHz, as 9955 WRMI remains unusually strong. 9330, Nov 13 at 0723, also has S9 of dead air, and we know that is a Cuban spy numbers frequency, not WBCQ at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1909 UT November 13