Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs November 24-25, 2017

Glenn Hauser logs November 24-25, 2017

Saturday, November 25 2017

** ARGENTINA [non]. 11580, Fri Nov 24 at 1353, WRMI is in World Music fill, apparently having lost the feed from Argentina in French, or it was short, or maybe aired only the first time at 1300. Familiar steel band tune with drumming added; 1353 ``Cayman Holiday`` cute promotional song (and RMI side business would be glad to book a cruise to there); 1357 ``La Milonga Cha3``; 1359 cut to WNYW-style ID, 1400 into RAE Spanish for ``jueves``, usual upbeat informal opening chatter by M&W, but maybe they got serious later about the missing sub (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Nov 24 at 0528 check, Radio Biafra Broadcasting from London via WRMI this time is much weaker than before, very poor S3-S4, and 7240 via France no better than ever, a JBA carrier. At 0600 switch 11530 to Brother Scare, but I`m not up to check for R. Herwa International again at 0700.

11530, Nov 24 at 1906, the other RBBFL via WRMI is good as usual, with ID, plug for texting; 1908 ``important message`` about the elexion. This all sounds very familiar and would not be surprised if same hour files were being played again and again. (But WRMI server has new ones dated Nov 24 for both Nigerian programs.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, Nov 24 at 2125, poor signal in Brazuguese, S4-S6, must be `A Voz do Brasil` mandatory federal show in summer timing, from RNA, which should stay on the air at least until 2200 for this.

Poor as it is, much stronger than the other ZYs now on 25m: at 2124, JBA carriers on 11934.9, 11854.9, 11815; nothing on 11925, 11895, 11764.7, 11735. Is SRDA still active anywhen around 11764.7? Haven`t noticed it for some time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Nov 24 at 2128, RHC is S9+30 but very undermodulated n electronic music; 2128 IS, 2130 opening Portuguese on ``OC, FM, Internet``, so this apparently a semihour when the FMs will not be in Spanish. 15140 was already off; should have had French from 2100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, Nov 25 at 0207, R. Progreso is on at S9+20, altho it was missing last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISSTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 13695, Nov 24 at 1408, Indian classical music, poor, // somewhat stronger 9690, and ID at 1409 as GOS of AIR, more music. Third frequency used to be 11620, but weaker signal sounds like something else. For B-17, AIR HFCC registered on 11620 at this time Delhi in English and Goa in multilingual, but certainly would not be running both at the same time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, Fri Nov 24 at 0645, RNZI host seems to be having fun with classical music. As with so much SW programming, relayed from RNZ National, you have to go searching the domestic schedule there to find this segment in NZDT:

``Friday 24 November 2017 7:07 Sonic Tonic - Classics --- Music with magic and mischief spun into an surreal sensation of mayhem and maybe magnificence.`` Maybe worth catching from the start next week? But looks like a one-off, part of a larger variety magazine (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U A E. 11720.113, Nov 24 at 1345, talk in SW Asian language, poor S5-S7, significantly off-frequency station I bet is the DHA site in UAE, typically up about 0.1 kHz, as Wolfgang BÃschel often remarx. Yes, HFCC shows DW via UAE at 1330-1430, 250 kW, 45 degrees in Prs & Pus, i.e. Dari and Pashto (The World program about dialects also discussed Dari vs Persian/Farsi: it seems the Dari-speakers in Afghanistan don`t like the name, imposed by the Pashtuns and say they really speak Persian) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5385.5-USB, Nov 24 at 1448 tune-in, AFA7PM is just closing this MARS net; ``M-7-A now a free net`` but nothing further heard in next two minutes. Top Google hit on callsign is:

``USAF MARS - Region VII - Missouri
Jun 19, 2015 - Patrick Mcgillan, AFA7PM - Northeast District Emergency Coordinator (no billeted callsign).``

Second top hit:
``USAF MARS Region VII Leadership
Jun 8, 2015 - Patrick McGillan, AFA7PM. Region HF Nets Manager``

Yet I can`t find any ham by that surname, on the ARRL/FCC and QRZ.com lookups (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1905 monitoring: NOT confirmed UT Sat Nov 25 at 0030 on 9330, no signal detectable from WBCQ. Next:
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:

** U S A. 7780, Fri Nov 24 at 2052, barely enough signal from this WRMI on the PL-880 without external antenna to recognize `Wavescan` and // 9455 // 11580. So Fri 2030 is another carve-out from TOM time.

This and a few other secret `Wavescan` times I have discovered inspire an update to:

WRMI: See also ARGENTINA [non]; BIAFRA [non]

** U S A. 5085, Nov 25 at 0205, canned WTWW ID not by Ted, and for at least the third night in a row, secular Xmasmx, Xmas Tree song (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 6015, Nov 25 at 0330, ZBC, bit of Arabish music and presumed Swahili talk, probably news on surprisingly good modulation and signal from S9+10 to S8, better than 11735 in the afternoons until 2100*; while Hargeisa, also starting right now on 7120 is but a JBA carrier. ZBC nominal start is 0300; and HFCC shows something else on 6015 until 0345: CNR in Kazakh via Urumqi, 100 kW ND (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0430 UT November 25