Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs December 4, 2017

Glenn Hauser logs December 4, 2017

Monday, December 04 2017


** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Dec 4 at 0522, JBA carrier equivalent to 11580, so WRMI is on but too weak to tell if it`s R. Biafra or fill music. Trans-Atlantic monitors could not even hear either signal. At 0612 there is enough to match it to // 7570, i.e. Brother Scare; 0714 music and presumed Hausa from R. Herwa International.

Keep checking 11530 and 9580 via France for the 19-20 UT Biafra broadcast. O, I see Dec 4 at 1600 that the WRMI skedgrid updated Nov 28, now shows #10, 160 degrees toward S America, at 0500-0730 with algo, but no System D block at 19-20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR [and non]. 6050, Dec 4 at 0158, HCJB weak S7-S9 but in the clear, no DRM noise unlike 24 hours ago. 0159 ID but no timesignal. As I said, Kuwait suspected tho scheduled on 6050 only at very different daypart and only in AM. To which Art Delibert, Bethesda, Maryland, replied on Dec 3:

``Glenn â Iâm hearing the digital racket around 6050 right now (1805 UT). Itâs comparable in strength to the few readable signals on the band, which (other than CFRX) are from the middle east â Turkey on 5980, Iran on 6025 and 6100, BBC Al Seela on 6195. Checked again at 1920 â the digital signal is gone. CRI is clearly audible from Cerrik in French on 6055`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 11725, here`s why I was not hearing RNZI last night. Website reveals an abrupt QSY, apparently only for this transmission: ``04:59-07:58 13730 Pacific Daily from 01 Dec``

13730, Dec 4 at 0613, JBA carrier as RNZI has moved here from 11725, and in fact the OSOB, but 2 MHz higher means it doesn`t make it to North America, while 11725 was usually the SSOB!

7355, Dec 4 at 1359 tune-in just in time to hear end of Radio Martà QSY announcement, 1400 dead air for a couple minutes, except for Cuban jamming which is already on it and slow to turn off. So this now blox the RNZI broadcast from 1259!

Thus, Dec 4 at 1521 UT I write to frequency manager Adrian Sainsbury:

``Hi Adrian, Very disappointed that you replaced 11725 with 13730. For us, 11725 was a great signal, usually the strongest on 25m during that span. Now 13 MHz is too high, last night a just-barely-audible carrier. No doubt you thought it necessary for your target area.

Now there is another problem. Last week, Radio Marti started using a third frequency in our evenings, 7355. This morning it was also on the air until 1400 UT, blocking RNZ, and furthermore with Cuban jamming, which continued a while longer. By 1500 you were in the clear, but signal weakening here.

You should get on IBB/OCB about this, and/or QSY immediately to a clear frequency before 1400. I don`t yet know when IBB restarts 7355, but surely no later than 1300 when you are on it.

BTW, there were already complaints about 7355 colliding with KNLS Alaska after 1400, tho here it is seldom much of a problem. 73, Glenn Hauser, OK`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1906 monitoring: Confirmed UT Monday Dec 4 at 0032 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, poor (still audible at 0157 during Blalock the Blaster, very poor on 9330.054). WOR also confirmed UT Monday Dec 4 from 0401 on Area 51 webcast, and fair at 0404 check via WBCQ 5129.840. Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 4 at 0430 on WRMI, 9955, S9+20 and no jamming. Next:
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?]

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

** U S A. 7730, Monday Dec 4 at 0617, ME pop song on WRMI, VG S9+30. This is currently the best hour of the week reliably to hear World Music, a great variety of tunes, otherwise Argentina in Japanese Tue-Sat; `Radiogram` and `Radiopanorama` in Russian on Sundays. Probably repeated `Broad Spectrum Radio` at 07-08 after I zzz; by then also on 5850. A new edition is expected next week Dec 11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370, Dec 4 at 0012, WWRB continues to broadcast dead air at S9+20, and their only other scheduled broadcast, 3215 at this hour three nights a week, is absent. We continue to be concerned about Dave Frantz, who if on duty would surely have done something about this by now since last Thursday. After previous discussion on the DXLD yg, we got this reply from Stephen Michael Kellat, KC8BFI, at 0104 UT Dec 4:

``If anybody wants to proceed with calling for a "Welfare Check" by local law enforcement, it appears that the Warren County TN Sheriff's Department are the local LEOs concerned. Their website is found at
http://www.warrencountytn.gov/sheriff.asp
and their non-emergency number is 937-473-7863. If/When you call the local LEOs, tell them they need to loop in the nearest FCC office for technical support as the gentleman is the station operator who may be incapacitated. I hate when I have to do these sorts of referrals for my usual employing federal bureau when I'm an on-duty GS-0962-07 Contact Representative so that's why I'm not making the call myself. As of 0102 UT I attempted to call the station number but got voicemail``

9370 is still dead air of S9+20 at 1339 UT December 4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11520, Dec 4 at 0522, VP carrier, but means WEWN English remains reactivated; At 1340, 12065 also on at S9-S5, not a solid signal, but with usual redundant mass during this semihour. At 1501, very poor signal on next frequency all day, 15610 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9482.0-USB, Dec 4 at 1347, 2-way INTRUDERs in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1619 UT December 4

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