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

Glenn Hauser logs November 25, 2017

Saturday, November 25 2017

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Nov 25 at 0543, R. Biafra Broadcasting From London via WRMI this night is only a JBA carrier, down to the level of relay via France on 7240.

11530, Nov 25 at 1930, quick check just long enough to confirm it`s on amid this hour: yes, VG with music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 750, Nov 25 at 0628 UT, mutually nullable with WSB to the east is something from the north with classic rock, soon ID as ``CK750 Classic Hits`` --- except the way I heard it at first was an anagram of hits. It`s the Melfort, Saskatchewan station really callsigned CKJH, supposedly 25/25 kW U4, at night mostly north with a particular notch toward Atlanta (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11390, Nov 25 at 1344, RHC is S6-S7 here // 11950, so we have a new leapfrog, over 11670 halfway between. How about in reverse? Yes, also audible on 12230, 280 kHz beyond 11950, but weaker. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

13670, Nov 25 at 1352, another new RHC frequency, S9+10 but suptorted; wiggle that patchcord! Something`s always wrong at RHC.

11760 and 11840 are also on, without participating in any perceptible products, except 11840 always flanked by weaker but clearly audible parasites 11830 & 11850. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 9395, Sat Nov 25 at 1511, WRMI with the tenth anniversary special of Shortwaveservice, good with rock music. Nothing special about rock, which is all over the domestic radio dials.

Since I`m on the noisy computer, it`s more convenient to listen to the // 5845 from Uzbekistan, via UTwente SDR. At 1534, Good signal, more rock but with constant CCI underneath; as Ivo Ivanov pointed out, until 1600 BBC Urdu via ARMENIA is already on here! Why pick such a frequency? UTwente and HFCC find 5840 and 5850 empty, e.g.

At 1539 finally announcement in English about Radio Baltic Waves, Lithuania; 1552 acknowledging some greetings from listeners and vice versa; says at 1600 will go into German, 1630 back to English. 1637 ``Radio Ga-ga``, 1641 talks about English until 1700, recounting visit to Lithuania, ex-Radio Vilnius, and the ``Bloody Sunday`` Soviet invasion of 1991y; 1650 greetings from listeners in Ho Chi Minh City, St Petersburg; 1657 from Alan Gale who is confined to a water bed due to a back injury. One more check at 1740, but it`s in German rather than back to English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15390, Sat Nov 25 at 1500, REE with its early start on weekends, strong enough to tell that modulation is quite distorted, and carrier also unstable. It`s been this way for months, the transmitter now directed toward S America where their greatest audience should reside, duh. 9690 to N America is of course too weak to be usable this early, duh2. Nothing audible on 17715 or 17755. That leaves 15500 best of the lot, but has a propagational echo. It`s aimed exactly the opposite from 9690 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12350-USB, Nov 25 at 1356, 2-way talking over each other since they have trouble hearing each other. Vessel seems to be named ``Solar Flare``, presumably with WCY Lakeland FL, Marine Weather Center. 2016-2017 sked, about due for an update?

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1905 monitoring: ``6190, Hamburger LokalRadio, Goehren, 0729-0800, 25-11, English, Glenn Hauserâs program "World of Radio". 25332 (Manuel MÃndez, Lugo, Spain, Logs in Friol, Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters)``

As usual, not confirmed Sat Nov 25 at 1531 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB, as monitored at UTwente, nor at further chex until 1600; just CRI with Sinhala talk and S Asian music. Next:
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. 12065, Nov 25 at 1340, no signal from WEWN English, nor on other possibles, 15610, 11520 or 9470; but Spanish on 5970 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Hi Glenn -- Correct city-of-license for what you heard on 780 [USB] (Fountain, Colorado), but the KJME calls are on 890. What you heard was KCEG. Both KCEG and KJME are owned by Timothy Cutforth, according to Wikipedia. On evenings when conditions are favorable to the west from here, KCEG can cause a great deal of interference to WBBM. 73, (Rick Dau, South Omaha, Nebraska, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Tnx, Rick; how did I do that?? (gh)

** U S A. 1280, Nov 25 at 1323 UT, KSOK Arkansas City KS playing ``NoÃl2``, 1328 UT ID only as ``103-3 The Mix``, so already Xmasmx is in the mix, but not mixclusively: 1333 UT disco (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13300-USB, Nov 25 at 1354, 2-way in Spanish discussing chocolate. Probably intruders into this aero band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1947 UT November 25