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Hauser Update

Wednesday, November 29 2017

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, Nov 29 at 2002, JJBA carrier here, presumably LRA36, an improvement over the usual zero signal whenever checked during the 18-21 UT M-F window (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Nov 28 at 1927 check, R. Biafra is on via WRMI, amid one of their Igbo messages.

11530, Nov 29 at 1900, and recheck 1940, NO signal from R. Biafra via WRMI. It seems this is hit-or-miss, from one day to the next. Definitely not even a carrier, altho 11580 WRMIBS is rather weak.

What has WRMI to say about this and Radio Herwa International? Still nothing. They might have been topix on the latest AWR Wavescan, #457 for the week of Nov 26, but nothing mentioned as I listened to the whole thing. Jeff White is leaving it to us to figure out what is going on.

BTW, WRMI FB says there will be a fourth-anniversary open house at the Okeechobee station on December 1, with tours and refreshments, all welcome (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1906, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1906 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday November 29 at 1415.5 on WRMI, 9955, good S9 and no jamming. Not much ACI either as E Asian propagation is degraded. Next:
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490 to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230.5 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 #1907?]

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** U S A. 7780, Wed Nov 29 at 2006, this WRMI is still with BS, barely //able to 11825; maybe would switch to an alternative at 2030? As confirmed on certain days such as Tuesdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Nov 28 at 1848, WRMI Oldies channel is amid one of the floating VOA News relays at odd times during the hours.

BTW, Bloomberg News as on WBBR 1130 NY, and presumably their nationwide network, has been carrying VOA News headlines by Christopher Cruise on the hour, and half hour, says listener Charles Harlich (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1906, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Wed Nov 29 at 1411 check, WRMI re-replaying the *very stale* `Travel Gazette` from FG Radio, Cyprus, item about Kenya Airlines starting direct flights to USA within the next 12 months by April next year (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12065, Nov 29 at 1440, WEWN English still AWOL, nor detectable on 15610 scheduled to start at 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9840, Nov 29 at 1447 and still at 1519, open carrier/dead air at S9-S6 atop lite het no doubt from off-frequency minus Vietnam. Nor is there any doubt that this must be WHRI which is registered on 9840 from 12 to 22, but why are they running it without modulation?

Checking WHR`s own program schedule we find that it is Angel 2:
not from 1200, but 1100 and until 2000, not 2200, with NO programming between 1300 and 1600 except on weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. PHILIPPINES [non]. 15620, Nov 29 at 1513, YL mixing effortlessly English and Tagalog, phrases such as ``how to safely dispose of expired medicine``, along with music bed. S9+10 and one of the better signals on band from overseas, i.e. R. Veritas Asia relayed via VATICAN oppositewards for Mideast, 107 degrees with 250 kW.

I would dearly like to see a measured field strength plots 360 degrees around SMG direxional transmissions, suspecting they would show extreme lobes toward the wrong targets, as there are many other examples of Vatican beamed elsewhere, well received here despite never intentionally aimed toward us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7610, Nov 29 at 0638, JBA carrier. Nothing listed here anywhen in HFCC, Aoki/NDXC or EiBi. Some broadcasters do venture this far up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2145 UT November 29