Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs November 25-26, 2017

Glenn Hauser logs November 25-26, 2017

Sunday, November 26 2017

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Nov 26 at 0516 check, R. Biafra is on at fair level via WRMI. See USA: WRMI for more about this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9667.62v, Nov 26 at 0122, Voz MissionÃria unstable transmitter now up to here, S6-S4. By 0638 recheck with Brazuguese preaching at S6-S3, it`s too unstable to pinpoint, audibly oscillating roughly between 9677.43 and 9677.50 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 580, Nov 26 at 0622, ``La Rancherita del Aire`` several IDs in passing, greeting listener in Houston. On a radio favoring N/S, alternates with WIBW dominance of frequency. This slogan belongs to XEMU, Piedras Negras, Coahuila. I often hear their ``rancherita`` music at random chex of 580 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, Nov 26 at 0107, torch song at S8-S9, 0108 Wolverine Radio ID. Pirate pickins have been pretty slim lately, at least when I`m bandscanning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 9695, Nov 26 at 1421, big humroar, no program audible. Aoki/NDXC shows this is R. Saudi International, 1358-1558, 500 kW, 55 degrees from Riyadh in Pashto (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17615.073, Nov 26 at 1402, Arabic, Qur`an, from BSKSA is off-frequency, which I had not noticed before, while 17705 and 17895 are much closer to nominal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U A E. 9719.991, Nov 26 at 1423, low hum with talk. As far as I can tell this hum is transmitted, not a het with another carrier. NDXC/Aoki shows DW in Pashto, 250 kW, 45 degrees via Al-Dhabbiya (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1905 monitoring: next few weeks are my best chance to hear the Saturday afternoon airing circa 2030v on WA0RCR, 1860-AM near St Louis MO --- and Nov 25 at 2052 UT, I do have a JBA signal vs the noise level which sounds like me. Also confirmed Sat Nov 25 at 2230 on WBCQ, 9329.993-CUSB, poor-to-very poor but definitely on, more audible than usual at 0030 other days of week. Also confirmed Sat Nov 25 at 2300 on WRMI 11580, fair. This frequency fades down and out with the setting sun, and by the next scheduled airing at 0200 UT Sunday Nov 26, 11580 is a JBA carrier, when really checked around 0130 & 0229. Everything on this frequency after 0000 at the latest, should be moved to a lower band in the winter.

Also confirmed on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, UT Sunday November 26 at 0430 about Hargeisa, 21 minutes into show so started circa 0409. No reports yet on the Sun 1130 on HLR 9485-CUSB. Next:

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?]

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** U S A. 7780, Sat Nov 25 at 2050, weak music from WRMI, matches // 9455 and 11580, so here is another breakaway from TOM on 7780. Updated Nov 23 skedgrid via http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs still shows 11580 only with Startrek Italy during this quarter-hour only. Does this concern the entire 20-21 UT hour? And every day of week? Only monitoring will find out.

Altho improved with more detail than before, especially about what`s really on 9395 & 9455, the WRMI frequency/program grids are still not complete and accurate. What about Radio Biafra, which we have been hearing on 11530 at 05-06 & 19-20; another hour of Brother Scare at 06-07; and even newer Radio Herwa International at 0700-0730? 11530 is still shown for two different transmitters, #3 at 00-02 on 160 degrees to S America, which has long been in use; and now #10 on same beam, but with System D at 05-06 & 0700-0730, System C Overcomer at 0600-0700, but no explanation of what these Sys D blox contain; anyhow, 160 degrees is NOT toward Nigeria. As I`m checking before 1600 UT Nov 26, it seems the last bit on #10 has just appeared, and Jeff White icon is also logged in, apparently in the process of updating it. Soon adds the 19-20 UT block on 11580 as System D, but not what. And nothing concerning the 7780 variations at 20-21 other than TOM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.78, Sat Nov 25 at 2156, WBCQ is starting an hour earlier than usual sked, with The Planet ID & IS loop, S9+25. 2159 singing ID, plug for donations, and 2200 `Tom Call Theater`, this episode ``Dead Horse Beach``. Starts with YL singing ``I Dream of Jeannie``; 2203 dialog starts between M&W, Conrad and Lynn, with surf SFX set on a beach in Salem MA. Wish I had time to listen for the hour, but unplanned. Special bookings really ought to be accompanied by lots of advance publicity. There is still nothing anywhen on the WBCQ program schedule about `Tom Call Theatre`, and several other details are out of date. It was mentioned this week on `Allan Weiner Worldwide`. Here`s John Carver`s full report for Nov 25 at 0100 on 7490:

``Show started pretty much on time with a small delay of less than a minute. One could hear voices very low during the short dead air period. Allan and Angela back to hosting the show for the first time in two weeks. Also the first show of the season from Fla. Opening rant was against the people who oppose tax reform. Allan advocated a passive tax revolt. First phone call fuels the tax reform topic.

After phone call Allan mentions that the original 7490 transmitter that went through a fire a few years ago had been completely rebuilt and been in use for the past couple of weeks. Taxes come up again with the next phone call. After the phone call Allan said the 5130 transmitter had been reworked and repaired and was working better than ever. Talked again about running 5130 twelve hours a day. Also mentioned that no one has signed up to broadcast on 3265 as of yet but that he was hopeful.

Reading of emails began at 0205 with some logs from the Free Radio Weekly. There is a new Tom Call Theater program running over the next few days. Was on the air at this time on 9330. Will be on 7490 tomorrow before Pirate Joe's show [i.e. before 2300 Sat] and again on 7490 on Tuesday at eight I THINK [UT Wed 0100]. I just can't write this stuff down fast enough.

New program, a variety show, will be starting week after next on 7490 on Tuesdays at eight PM. Title is Keeping it...Well, Real? Something like that. Again I apologize for not getting the correct title. Allan mentioned that at the moment he, Angela and Dr. Becker are planning on going to the SWL Winterfest in PA this year in early March. Show was off the air at 0223. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1470, Nov 26 at 0131 UT, ``Kansas Wildcat football`` and fade. There are two KS and two MO stations on 1470, but this:
shows the only one on their net is KSMM Liberal KS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1728 UT November 26