Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs November 22-23, 2017

Glenn Hauser logs November 22-23, 2017

Thursday, November 23 2017


** BOTSWANA. 4930, Nov 23 at 0102, VP signal amid recognizable VOA News, M&W alternating, mostly not quite readable, then ECSS helps a bit, 0104 about the Lebanese PM unresigning; ``that`s the latest news from V-O-A!! 0105 right back to the ``best music``, which no doubt Central Africans will be eager to hear at 3:05 am. So this VOA relay is still on expanded schedule, perhaps 24 hours, in honor of Zimbabwe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, Nov 22 at 2053, poor S6-S2, M&W talk in Brazuguese, so now I`m sure I too have heard reactivated RNA. Seems to be limited to irregular daytime hours only, and very low power, nowhere near the 250 kW it originally ran 24 hours. Nothing from it audible now or later on 6180 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 1610, UT Thu Nov 23 at 0117 UT, M&W discussion in English but the M has an accent, French Canadian? Fades completely out and back in. Topic at 0124 UT is sundials, and how they would be counterclockwise if invented in southern hemisphere; 0125 UT music up and comments about UN Human Rights vs Duterte, etc. Never heard any local references, but surely CHHA, VocesLatinas, Toronto, and in fact its year+ old sked shows this Wednesday 8-9 pm ET hour is some of its token English, `Urban Definition`
http://chha1610am.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/PostCard-CHHA-1610AM-2016.jpg
Still no sign of Anguilla (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND [and non]. CANADA, 2749-USB, Nov 23 at 0109, French YL weather, for vendredi, samedi, S7 vs noise level of S6. Canadian Coast Guard schedules at
http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/Marine-Communications/RAMN-2017/Part2
show the closest preceding start time is 0040 UT from VCO Sydney NS via Port Caledonia site, but nothing about anything non-English.

2598-USB, Nov 23 at 0111, YL with weather here is even weaker, but seems English and more synthetic. Same sked shows VOK Labrador via St Anthony, Newfoundland site, just started at 0107 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15570, Nov 22 at 2057, S9+30 of dead air, obviously VOA Greenville B warming up prior to its only hour on 15580; 10 below to avoid collision with VOA Botswana until 2100 which until then achieves only a JBA carrier here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7565, Nov 23 at 0228, JBA carrier, easily missed in the splash of 7570 WRMIBS if you aren`t looking for it with BFO on LSB. I am, since I just noted IS from Vatican relay in Spanish via Greenville, violating Separation of Church and State, on 7305. In the past this has produced a leapfrog mixing product with adjacent transmitter/antenna carrying Radio Martà at the time, and now that frequency is 7435, halfway between 7565 and 7305. On two radios, one in each ear, with offset BFO, I hear both 7305 and 7565 go off at the same time, 0231*, confirming this expectation. Last year I had several reports on 7425, when the fulcrum was 7365 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1905 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday November 22 at 2200 on WBCQ, 7490, fair-good. Not confirmed UT Thu Nov 23 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB --- no signal audible on any of my receivers, but may still be on at very low power and very poor propagation; neighbors: 9370 WWRBS S9+25, 9395 WRMIBS S9+5/20, 9265 WINB S6-S2 in Spanish. 7489.95 other WBCQ, good. Next:
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 [or #1906?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. Nov 22 at 1816 UT, I posted this to the DXLD yg:

``RADIO HERWA IN EVENING?

Let`s take a look at the latest HFCC Nov 22 for RMI registrations via ISS, with azimuths, not yet active or accounted for, but available:

Check 11530 before 19 and after 20 for possible evening broadcast of Radio Herwa, altho not registered, and the first two here, unless it was already at 1600 on 17765:

9610, 1900-2000, 207, English
11795, 1900-2000, 169, multi

13740, 0730-0830, 170, Hausa
15440, 0730-0830, 170, Hausa
15450, 1730-1800, 125, Oromo
17765, 1600-1700, 170, Hausa

9580 is still not registered, except unused for WRMI itself at 0900-2100

And one more from WRMI itself:
9840, 0600-0800, 87, English``

I was soon out to lunch, but checked on the caradio and a portable. Not even 11530 WRMI was on this day, Nov 22 at several chex between 19 and 20! Does this mean R. Biafra BCFL is done for? Has its purpose been served to disseminate disinformation about the Anambra State elexion, as some suggest? We`ll see; it`s missed a broadcast day before, but resumed.

Also between 19 and 20, nothing on 9610 or 11795; nor did Bill Bingham in RSA hear anything.

Next times to monitor 11530, Nov 23, whether it`s like last night?
0500-0600 Biafra
0600-0700 Brother HyStairical
0700-0730 Radio Herwa International

Also please check the other times and frequencies above, in case RMI start another relay without notice (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, Wed Nov 22 at 2106, tune in WRMI with FG Radio`s `Travel Gazette` ---- yes, it`s the same hoary old show as always, apparently running since April as well as 7 hours earlier today on 9955, e.g. ``Come & Get It`` song and 2109 about the EZ-Jet website. As scheduled Wed 2100-2115 at http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs --- which continues to exhibit the wrong frequency for this hour, the suspended 15770 whose antenna was destroyed. It was already // 9455 and now only the // continues altho not shown as such (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9980, Nov 22 at 2059, WWCR VG S9+45 with steel drum IS, part of announcement, I thought sign-off, but apparently sign-on; 2100 another ID, hum and ad for gold & silver, 2102 Fanfare for Common Man theme, and `Financial Survival` pushing ``discounts`` on gold and silver to those foolish enough to bite. Hostess says they`ll be playing music instead tomorrow on TG Day, and a rerun the next day --- unless there is important breaking financial news, requiring going live.

This show has also been on WBCQ 7490 at same time, but not today, continuous rock music instead. Its repeat at 0400 UT, was also missing from 7490 when I checked Nov 18, instead Brother Scare, so has it been cancelled on/by WBCQ? No, recheck at 2155, now F.S. is running a few seconds behind 9980; WBCQ apparently had a feed pickup problem.

As for 9980, the significance of that is, the sked shows it`s WWCR-4 transmitter, the one which has been AWOL for a couple days. Supposedly it runs all the way from 13 to 24 UT (most of it before 21 Brother MoleStair), so maybe I just caught its reactivation starting at 2059? A time when there would normally be no IS and frequency/change/sign/on/off announcement.

7520, Nov 23 at 0052, WWCR-4 also reactivated here, pushing gold; same show? VG signal. 6115, between 0158+ and 0159+, WWCR-1 signs off for move to 3215, and WWCR-4 signs on after about a semi-minute pause, and 0200 joins hummy GCN, into ``this is war`` on `A Call to Decision` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Nov 23 at 0156, WTWW-2 is on with ``Silent Night`` --- here we go, as it`s UT Thanksgiving, time to start running Xmasmx into the ground, as Ted`s WTWW does holidalyly. Was not on yet when I tuned across circa 0100. Now accompanied as always by weak parasitic spurs about 5072.1 and 5097.9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7470, Nov 23 at 0152 and 0226 chex, JBA carrier, suspected Station YHWH as nothing legal listed; those who get him better (in the west) should try (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0438 UT November 23

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