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Glenn Hauser logs December 1, 2017-January 1, 2018   
Monday, January 01 2018


Hi Glenn, Happy New Year and thank you for all that you do to maintain WoR, DXLD and dxldyg. It is appreciated so much!

My latest Hitlist update.

1) Germany - Hamburger Lokal R: Updated live stream links
2) Nigeria - V of Nigeria: Updated live stream link
3) Vatican - Vatican News: Updated links to point to new beta website

Due to holidays, the next update is likely to be delayed until mid February. Best wishes and 73, (Alan Roe, England, Jan 1, DXLD)

** BIAFRA [non]. 9955 webcast of WRMI is still running following Angloparade pre-empting WORLD OF RADIO, when I recheck at 0519 UT Jan 1, and guess what I hear: Radio Biafra, usual YL in Igbo, stumbling over 11530 in schedule announcement, as ``1153``, and music. 0500 UT was the original airtime on 11530, but not confirmed lately, and still can`t hear any signal there, while 11520 WEWN English is barely audible. And 9955 is also off/inaudible. The 9955 server contains the latest Biafra file (under another name) dated 12/27. It seems this server is also accessed for various programs on other frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4885, Jan 1 at 0528, R. Clube do Parà with full ID mentioning BelÃm, now up to S9-S7, avoiding CODAR by LSB tuning; while earlier in evening it was too weak to copy any NYE celebrations. 4885 is normally running all-night anyway, and the biggest 60m ZY signal. Without DST, Parà 2018 arrived at 0300 UT. Tried for any other Brazilians around 0200 for *2018 in much of Brasil, but nothing more than JBA carriers on 25, 31, 49, 60 m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15507, 15438, 15303, 15235, and much weaker 15167, 15099, 15031 uncomfortably close to CHR 15034-USB, Jan 1 at 1513, ho hum, another day, another year of filthy extremely distorted spurblobs out of 15370 RHC; all approx. at ~68 kHz intervals, with no definite carriers and could easily be plus or minus 1 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 9455, Jan 1 at 0429, R. JapÃn ending Spanish semihour with schedule, including at 0400 ``6195, 5985``. They don`t even know that WRMI is also putting this on 9455 (6195 is WHRI).

Of course, NHK will not condescend to put any English broadcast on WRMI or WHRI, since that would facilitate North Americans` hearing Radio Japan! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Jan 1 at 0630, VON in Hausa, but sounds like English underneath: yes, voice-over NY message from some official, tail in English heard for a few seconds without Hausa; then a bit of military band music but cut off abruptly, resuming studio talk; S9+30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 27, KFOR-TV, ``4``, OKC, Dec 30 at 1700 UT flashes slide of translator callsigns, happened to be recording after `Meet the Press`, so could photograph freeze-frame. This time it`s full screen without edges cut off. Visible but blurry, some autofocus!

Previous capture was described in DXLD 17-47 and it`s the still the same. Both were really at 1700 UT Sunday, not 1600, so appears to be a reliable scheduling for this.

Come to think of it, I have *never* seen any corresponding slides from the other OKC TV stations which also have translators; out of compliance? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Dec 31 at 2255, REE in NYE celebrations, apparently TV soundtrack. At tune-in, brief clip in English about predator and victim; news review? 2257, TC for 11:57, 10:57 en Canarias, from in front of the Casa de TelevisiÃn EspaÃola. 2259 says bells will be heard for 8 seconds, mentions clock Puerto del Sol; timesignal to 2300 and 12 bells = campanadas, ``ÂFeliz 2,018!`` and sound of fireworx, some big explosions. 2301 music and promos mix in, more salutations, ``Viva la Vida``. 2304 to music snippet, ``Day by Day``, Sinatra? Then interview a crooner, perhaps the one inspired by Sinatra, 2307 song ``Que sabe nadie``.

Normally signs off at 2300, but still going past 2312 when I realize I am missing `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot`, q.v. on WBCQ 7490; REE still at 2332; 2336 says will be on the air until 3 am (2 en Canarias) --â at least the original TV show. Altho a few other European SW stations still broadcast to N America, I can`t think of any other one that would be live at Jahrwechsel. Except maybe Greece at 2200 on 9420/9935, but has been extremely sporadic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. Used to be an annual ritual, listening to BBCWS at yearchange, but we know it will be frustrating to hear any SW frequencies at this hour, so I just listen to BBCR4 FM webcast. At 2355 Dec 31, some nice secular homilies, to end `Something Understood`, 2359 NO Greenwich timesignal! which would be wrong anyway on delayed webcast --- but ToH chimes and from approx. 0000 GMT January 1, 2018, full 12-strike of Big Ben, low-key HNY wishes, into news. Richard Langley managed to track down some SW frequencies where there was no timesignal either; and BBCR5 Live aired more of a NY celebration (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1910 monitoring: 9330, Jan 1 at 0030, WBCQ no longer audible after staying on all day, but fading down an hour earlier (Now, the neighbors: 9265 WINB JJBA carrier, 9370 WWRB inaudible/off, 9395 WRMI S9+10.)

Checking Area 51 webcast, at 0400 UT Jan 1, JL says he`s staying on another two hours to bring in the NY. So much for WOR and HRI, unless delayed to very late. Presumably the same on WBCQ 5130-v, unchecked yet [yes, 5129.83]. Will WOR be on both 9455 and 9955 from WRMI at 0430? They were duplicative a couple nights ago (Glenn Hauser, 0408 UT Jan 1, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

No, we are bumped off WRMI too. 9455 and 9955 // at 0430 but with an `Angloparade` NYE special until 0500. Normally it`s UT Thu 0430 on 5985 {now on 5985 is `Blues Radio International` as sked}. Only news about this was on WRMI FB, neglecting to show frequencies. Our erstwhile SW stations don`t feel we deserve any notification when we are going to be pre-empted. WOR at 0430 UT Mon on 9955 is still on the skedgrid update Jan 1, so hope we will be back on one or both next week. Tonight 9955 is JBA while 9455 is good -- usually they aren`t that different. How come? I had to bring up webcast to be sure what`s on 9955. And why do they call it Angloparade? There is nothing Anglo about it, continuous salsa music under Spanish chatter. Anyway, HNY to Eastern zonebies. 73, (Glenn Hauser, 0500 UT Jan 1, ibid.)

HOWEVER, after our own NY celebration at 0600 UT, bedtime bandscan UT Mon Jan 1 at 0622, I find WBCQ back up strong S9+10 on 9330.110v-CUSB, and playing WORLD OF RADIO 1910, tnx! during 4KZ item so started just a few minutes before (by now, 7490v & 5130v are off). During surprise temporary 24/7 run of 9330, there could have been some more WOR playbacks, but no way to know without continuous monitoring; and not to be relied upon in future. By 1505 UT Jan 1, 9330 is off again, unlike yesterday morning. Next WORs:
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1911?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1911?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:

** U S A. 11580 // 9955, Sun Dec 31 at 2309, WRMI in `AWR Wavescan` during DX report from India; and also 5850 but not synchronized. In two weeks, 11580 to be replaced by 7780; by when 11580 propagation will be gradually improving on average. In fact, `Radiogram` at 2330 Dec 31 was still OK this week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7489.85, Sun Dec 31 at 2315, WBCQ with `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot` halfway in, after monitoring NYE in Spain, q.v. 2320 acknowledges gh/WOR among others for publicity; NY tunes in Spanish, such as ``AÃo Nuevo, Vida Nueva``. 2326 Spike Jones. 2330 `Furthermore, 29-54` from Ramsey is still following (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.15v-CUSB, Dec 31 at 2341, WBCQ has been on all day as Allan had notified us, now faded to S3-S5 with music. By 0030 it`s gone when WOR runs. The rest of the story: see WOR Monitoring.

Meanwhile, I received this brief reply at 0049 UT Jan 1 from the country/bluegrass program I was hearing Sunday morning, pulled off WBCQ-FM 94.7: ``Hello, this is Carl O'Donnell. I really appreciate you sending me a note on hearing the radio show #3 (un-named as of yet). I am only doing it in hopes that it can be a bit of spiritual help to folks. Thanks for checking in! Yes the station is in Monticello, Maine. I live in NB`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9235.284v, Jan 1 at 1502, WWRB extremely distorted spurblob from 9370 has pulled in a bit closer to fundamental. Approx. measurement during pauses as modulation causes the spur frequency to fluxuate. A much weaker match on the other side circa 9505, which computed would be on 9504.716, i.e. 134.716 kHz above and below 9370. Presumably still Overcomer, tho unsounds like Brother Scare at the moment.

Since TOM says all AM/FM/SW broadcasts cease ``due to legal problems`` as of Jan 1, it will be significant to note whether any of the laggards are still SWBCing him anyway (WWCR, WWRB, Spaceline), even WRMI which had kept him on for three hours daily as I previously reported. Allan says still gratis forever on WBCQ 7490, M-F 23-24 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1913 UT January 1
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