Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs November 13-14-15, 2017

Glenn Hauser logs November 13-14-15, 2017

Wednesday, November 15 2017


** AUSTRALIA. 5045, Nov 14 at 1246, VP carrier, JBA, presumed Ozy Radio, which is currently active and well heard much later by Ron Howard in California, Mick Delmage in Alberta. Sunrise here is 1308 UT, heading toward latest approx. 1345 by early January (while earliest sunset of approx. 2315 will be reached by early December) (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1904, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Mon Nov 13 at 1933, another check of the new/revived/fake? Radio Biafra via WRMI. Reception is better today, VG S9+10, and stronger than 11580 WRMI which aims northeast, while 11530 presumably aims east (nominally 44 and 87 degrees: no slewing possible); and seems a duplicate of yesterday`s broadcast, with repeated info on schedule; YL announcer sometimes slips again on ``11530``, leaving out the zero or stumbling over it; identifies herself, name sounds something like ``Ifomo Kurafo``. ``Special announcement`` again at 1937 by OM. 1944 YL makes an announcement in language, Igbo? No doubt that it`s WRMI, since a partial BZ ID plays, cut off the air just before 2000.

But as of Nov 14, the WRMI skedgrid via http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs ``updated November 9`` still does not show these Biafra broadcasts on 11530! (After the fact, it does show `Broad Spectrum Radio` at 07-08 Monday on 5850 & 7730.)

11530 is already in use for brief broadcasts from two transmitters: #3 at 22-24, 160 degrees to S America; and #10 also 160, but --- blank = extremely brief, no entries during the 24 hours. Only certain transmitters can be connected to each antenna. The only overt use of the Africa beam 87 degrees is #7 on 21525 at 14-21, which apparently continues. A number of other transmitters were idle during the two Biafra blox: at 05-06, #3, 7, 8, 10 and 14; at 19-20, #2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.

I was too busy recording WOR 1904 between 19 and 20 Nov 14 to check whether Biafra was again airing, the same stuff? that day on 11530.

But Richard Langley, NB, was covering this! ``Recorded 11530 kHz this afternoon using the U. Twente SDR receiver. Nothing heard. I would have expected a broadcast from WRMI beamed to Nigeria would provide at least some signal into Europe. Also, I do not see the Biafra program on the current WRMI grid. Furthermore, 11530 kHz transmitted by either transmitter 3 or 10 has used an antenna with a beam azimuth of 160Â, i.e., to South America. Unless they can connect to a different antenna, how do they hope to get a signal to Africa on 11530 kHz?``

Other comments have come in earlier about this: altho he could not hear the 7240 broadcast on Nov 12, Ivo Ivanov in Bulgaria does report it on Nov 14, and evaluates the others as of Nov 13:
```Updated schedule of Radio Biafra, Nov 14:
0500-0558 on 7240 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf English, very good
0500-0600 on 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to WeAf English, weak/fair
1900-2000 on 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to WeAf English, very poor``

BTW, Even HFCC has finally replaced ``YFR`` with ``RMI`` for Okeechobee site! Let us all do so, RIP YFR.

Antonello Napolitano, Taranto, Italia of DX Fanzine, replies Nov 14:

``Hi Glenn, It seems that Radio Biafra over WRMI is a "black" clandestine station. According to a friend of mine from Nigeria who belongs to Igbo ethnic group and supports IPOB, the news you heard over Radio Biafra that Nnamdi Kandi has been removed is a fake news. She sent me this long comment by a Biafra militant. As you can see it is said that the true Radio Biafra is from London and Radio Biafra International --- which is available at http://www.radiobiafrainternational.co/
is a fake station. Let me say, I am a little bit confused because as you reported the station you heard claimed to be broadcasting from London and they said: "People of Biafra have decided to dismiss and remove the director of Radio Biafra and IPOB". According to Biafra militants that is not true, so we have to assume that a propaganda war is progressing in Nigeria. (Sorry for capital letters but I am including here just the original wording without editing).

Quoted: [sic] ATTENTION PLEASE: BIAFRANS SHOULD DISREGARD THIS FAKE NEWS GOING ROUND THE SOCIAL MEDIA, ALLEGING THAT OUR GREAT LEADER MAZI NNAMDI KANU HAS BEING SACK , THIS FAKE NEWS FROM PIT OF HELL SAID THAT IT WAS ANNOUNCED IN RADIO BIAFRA WHICH RADIO? THE FAKE RADIO BIAFRA international ,BIAFRA HAS ONLY ONE TRUE RADIO WHICH IS RADIO BIAFRA LONDON OTHER ONES ARE FAKE AND ANY NEWS NOT FROM RADIO BIAFRA LONDON IS FAKE AS SIMPLE AS THAT, I WANT TO MAKE IT ABUNDANT CLEAR HERE TO ALL MY FELLOW BIAFRANS, OUR LEADER MAZI NNAMDI HAS NEVER BEING SACKED OR REPLACED BY ANY BODY, THEY SAID ONE IMBECILE WITH THE NAME EZENWACHUKWU UKWUDILI HAS REPLACED HIM, HAHAHAHA VERY PATHETIC, ONE WILL ASK WHERE IS THIS FOOL WITH THE NAME SINCE WHEN ARE FIGHTING FOR THIS COURSE , NOBODY KNOWS.

IPOB IS STILL UNDER THE MENTORSHIP AND COMMAND OF OUR GREAT LEADER MAZI NNAMDI KANU TILL TOMORROW, WE WILL FIGHT WITH HIM TILL OUR LAST BREATH, ALL WE KNOW IS THAT ARMY TOOK HIM AWAY, ON 14 SEPTEMBER WHEN THEY INVADED HIS HOME TOWN AND KILL 28 BIAFRANS THERE, SINCE THEN WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM OUR LEADER, WE ARE TELLING THE NIGERIA MILITARY TO RELEASE OUR LEADER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

MEANWHILE WE HAVE COME TO UNDERSTAND THAT THOSE FORE FRONT IN SPREADING THIS FAKE NEWS IS THE FAKE RADIO BIAFRA international (RBi) OWNED BY SACKED IPOB DOS , CLIFFORD IROANYA AND THEIR DEVILISH PARTNERS IN CRIME ,THEIR ARE ALSO BEHIND THE LYING MEDIA BODY KNOWN AS "SOLDIERS OF JUSTICE (SOJ).

WE ASK EVERY REAL BIAFRAN TO REMAIN RESOLUTE BECAUSE AT THE END LIGHT OVERTAKE DARKNESS,NEVERTHELESS THE BROWN ENVELOPE MEDIA PERSONEL BEHIND DAILY POST NEWS HAS JOINED THESE SHENANIGANS SET OF PEOPLE TO TARNISH THE GOOD IMAGE OF IPOB UNDER OUR GREAT LEADER MAZI NNAMDI KANU,BUT AT THE END WE ALWAYS WIN, WE MUST CONTINUE`` end quote
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1904, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Regarding the websites, I did not hear the 11530 station announce either website; merely looked up Radio Biafra in the WRTH 2017 and referred to what is there. Kai Ludwig replies further, too late to include on WOR 1904:

`` > http://www.radiobiafrainternational.co/

Would be worth to check if the stream there is // 11530/7240 when on air.

> Let me say I am a little bit confused because as you reported
> the station you heard claimed to be broadcasting from London

Of course. All variants of related articles, such as
http://www.thebiafratelegraph.co/2017/11/revealed-lai-mohammed-hires-uk-media.html
advise the followers to make sure that they listen to "Radio Biafra broadcasting from London or through London".

So it's no surprise whatsoever that a faked Radio Biafra will insert pronounced announcements that they are "broadcasting from London".

The whole stunt is no surprise as well, considering how the RMI-brokered transmissions of Radio Biafra via Issoudun came to an end two years ago. Kai`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 5040, Nov 14 at 0005, now this RHC hour is in English. It`s now the UT day that Arnie postponed effectiveness of his new schedule to, not checked again until 0714: 6165 has finally been reactivated, and not 6145 as per one of his versions --- but it`s in Spanish instead of English! Also on air now are 6100 and 6060 in Spanish, all of which are supposed to be English at 0600-0800. And 6000 too, but it`s off the air.

11650, Nov 14 at 1409, RHC new morning frequency in Spanish is on, but with Asian CCI from CRI, Commies vis Commies, just as I suspected, if Arnie had checked HFCC which he boycotts, or NDXC/Aoki: 11-13 English from Urumqi, 12-14 Esperanto from Beijing, 14-15 Amoy from Kunming. And it`s weaker than // 11760, 11840, and also new 11950.

17580 is on, Nov 14 at 1420, but not 17730. At 1434, none of the 6 MHz frequencies, but 9535 is still on.

11840 is now a morning frequency, at 1437, and just like in the evening, accompanied by weak but clearly audible spurs plus and minus 10 kHz on 11830 and 11850. 11830 has a SAH, however: per Aoki/NDXC that would be RFE/RL in Tajik via Lampertheim, GERMANY from 1400.

15505, Nov 14 at 1413, here we go again: as I am belatedly checking for Bangladesh, instead get a huge dirty RHC spurblob close to here out of the broken 15370 transmitter which itself sounds OK, and then find many other blobs of the same ilk, at first spaced about 67.5 kHz apart, but without specific carriers impossible to pin down beyond a range of up to 5 kHz each: approx.: 15437, 15571, 15636, 15703 (too close to China relay), 15771? And on minus side: 15303, 15238, 15171, 15104, 15037, 14972. All of which are capable of causing interference to legitimate stations on the 19m band.

However, at 1503 recheck, the spurs are unheard, while 15370 is still on. They did something. This is at least the third morning recently I have caught such spuriosity out of RHC. In previous report I forgot to utter, ``something`s always wrong at RHC``. So let me try to atone for that: something`s always wrong at RHC. There`s always something wrong at RHC. Always, *somethings* wrong at RHC! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1904, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

15370 is also on in afternoons when I do not hear the spurs; different transmitter? Nov 14 at 2125 in French (strange accent I first thought could be Creole), but // 15140 in French also still on an hour later than A-17. 15140 has its problems now: distorted and splattering out to plus and minus 20 kHz. There`s always something wrong at RHC.

9720, Nov 14 at 2257, open carrier from RHC new frequency heard for first time; VG S9+45; 2300 sharp, a minute+ of piano jazz, 2301:20 IS and theme, live French ID sign-on can give us temp of 29, but not any frequencies or times! 9720 is supposed to follow at 0000 in English, both ex-11880 and ex-one hour earlier in A17 (but during the 2+week transition period, new times and old frequency were sometimes heard).

Fortunately, I check 9720 just in time again to confirm it in English, at 0057 UT November 15 --- and it`s off! Quick survey of other frequencies finds English music wrapping up on 6060 instead! Since it matches the English really on 5040. Is this a mistake, or did Arnie change his mind again? Something`s always wrong at RHC.

O, I was not just in time: Richard, Langley says, ``RHC noted this evening here in NB with English on 9720 kHz with abrupt sign-off in mid-sentence at about 0055 UT ``. Well, then, English was additionally on 6060 during at least part of that hour.

At 01-02 there is now supposed to be a one-hour hiatus in English, during what would be considered prime time in half of North America, and a quick survey mid-hour indeed finds no English frequencies on, but Spanish now on 6060; instead extending English far into the night (if they can pull it off accurately; not yet), until 0800.

6000 & 6165, Nov 15 at 0217 check are indeed on in English now but very undermodulated compared to e.g. 6060 and 5040 in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ITALY [non]. 11580, Tuesday November 14 at 2309, WRMI in Italian but sprinkled with English, interview about ``chewing gum``, i.e. goma di masticare, on `Made in Italy` program, refers to http://www.chewingreen.com [Note: only one G], which exists about the only gum made in Italy, of course, from natural ingredients. Next topic: ``baked potato``. Sounds like a fun show even if an infomercial. WRMI sked now has it Tue & Thu at 2300 on 11580, alternating with `Viva Miami` (still Spanish about South Africa), M/W/F. Aoki tries to keep up with individual programs on WRMI, showing instead FG Radio on Tue & Thu. If that has run out of new episodes, maybe it`s getting outphased: check again Wednesday at 1400 on 9955 before WORLD OF RADIO.

Strange as it may seem, WRMI has become a major world SW broadcaster in the Italian language with some other shows too! You would not know this from the ADDX language search site
http://www.addx.de/Hfpdat/plaene.php
which ignores all of these WRMI shows in favor of three hours a day from China, one hour from Romania, one from Iran, one from Cairo if it exist, half an hour from Turkey, one Argentine hour via WRMI, and miscellaneous from Vatican (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1903 monitoring: Confirmed UT Tue Nov 14 at 0030 on 7730, good. NOT confirmed simultaneously UT Tue Nov 14 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB, being inaudible (but this time the other USAs on 9 MHz band are JBA); while 7490 is still propagating OK.

WORLD OF RADIO 1904 contents: Argentina non, Australia, Biafra non, Canada, Cuba, Japan, Korea North non, Kurdistan non, MÃxico, Nigeria, North America, Norway, Oklahoma non, Papua New Guinea, PerÃ, Philippines, Romania, South Carolina, Tibet non, Turkey, UK, USA

WORLD OF RADIO 1904 monitoring: This week I manage to get it finished an hour earlier, in time for first airing on three frequencies instead of one: Tuesday November 14 at 2030 on WRMI. I tune in 7780 at 2029 and find Brother Scare still running, but at 2030 sharp, cuts him off, no ID, and cuts on yours truly starting 1904.

Jeff doesn`t tell us about WOR schedule changes, altho any additions or improvements are always welcome! This means that there could be other WOR airings carved out of TOM times as yet undiscovered. I cannot legitimately ask anyone to monitor hours and hours of BS in case there are more WORs, but if anyone *happens* to hear an airing inserted anywhere else not on the published schedule, please let me know, like Harold Frodge did after discovering 7780 on October 31!

Comparing the three 2030 frequencies as received here: 7780 to NE, S8-S6 with noise and some uteblaaps; 9455, S9-S7, less fading than: 11580, S9-S7 slightly less modulation than 9455.

Wolfgang BÃschel also checked these out via remote receivers:
``re 2030 UT WRMI. In Alberta remote only weak signal 11580 heard, on 9455 only China jamming tsching, baeng, music instruments against IBB Saipan Agingan Point MRA. 7780 NIL nothing in Alberta western Canada.
In Michigan all three: 7780 S=9+5dB, 9455 S=4, and 11580 kHz S=9+10dB WoR on air. 73, wolfie df5sx``

Also confirmed here Tue Nov 14 at 2130 on WRMI 9455 only: it`s good but with CCI underneath now audible, i.e. the ChiCom jamming.

Again not confirmed, UT Wed Nov 15 at 0030 on WBCQ: no signal detectable on 9330v-CUSB (9265 WINB is poor; 9370 WWRB, 9395 WRMI, and 7490 WBCQ are still good). Next:

Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1415 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490 to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230 WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WRMI: see also BIAFRA [non]; ITALY [non]

** U S A. 15555-USB, Nov 14 at 2123, WJHR barely audible gospel huxter, with het QRM, but maybe from local devices. Seldom heard any more, especially when I am apt to check around *1402. So is it sporadically on the air, or sporadically propagating? Everything that can be said, no doubt already has been said multiple times from the recordings of dead John Hill (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Tue Nov 14 at 2127, KVOH is still on with musicalabanza, S9+30, presumably until 2200+v*; OSOB but soon to be joined at 2130 by Japan via WHRI on 17540, prolonged from A-17 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatchd at 0233 UT November 15

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