Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs February 13-14, 2018

Glenn Hauser logs February 13-14, 2018

Wednesday, February 14 2018

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Feb 14 at 2015, PMS/DGS/TUN/CB is gone again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Feb 14 at 1903 check, RAE in German via WRMI; and at 2006, Italian, for the third day in a row. Seems like they may be here to stay; will note any future absences (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIN DIGEST)

** CANADA [and non]. More NDBs at bedtime:
382 kHz, Feb 14 at 0708 UT, YPL and dash: Pickle Lake, Ontario; 1000
watts; add OK reception
366 kHz, Feb 14 at 0710 UT, YMW and dash: Maniwaki, Quebec: north of
Ottawa on the way to Mont Laurier; 500 watts; add OK
362 kHz, Feb 14 at 0712 UT, SB and dash: Sudbury, Ontario; 400 watts,
add OK; classaxe notes: ``125' vertical; According to Doug
Klein (2005-01-25): 'Very nice area, once nearly denuded of
vegetation due to air pollution from local mines and
smelters, the area has made a nice recovery.'`` Underneath I
am also hearing OWP 362 from Sand Springs OK - William Pogue
329 kHz, Feb 14 at 0715, YHN and dash: Hornepayne, Ontario: 500 watts,
add OK. Between Kapuskasing & Thunder Bay, but south of
Trans-Canada Highway (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15439, 15300, Feb 14 at 1522, only spurblobs out of 15370-AM RHC, are here, and quite weak without any FM demodulation. Looks like they are making progress in diminishing them? Don`t count on it. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Feb 14 at 2020, VOG blues song in English, with harmonica and guitar; brief Greek announcement and another one. Then into more great music, but traditional Greek, also in minor keys, good S9+10 reception so this lulls my nap past 2040; stronger than the bookend WRMIs of only S9 at best on 9395, 9455 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Correxions: the times on these were 1307 & 1311 UT, not one hour earlier as I first wrote; fixed:

800, Feb 13 at 1307, checking for XEROK, with KQCV OKC nulled --- not a trace; only CCI is another weak station in English. If on from JuÃrez, must be very reduced power.

870, Feb 13 at 1311, XETAR, time chex and ID in Spanish, La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara, Chihuahua; other usual Chihuahuans still audible on 700, 710, 720, 730 --- but no 800 XEROK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. RF channel A48, Feb 14 at 1529 UT, fog to the south of here visiblizes, weakly and snowily, the last standing NTSC transmitter, KOCY-LP, Estrella TV, OKC. Also several BAD DTV signals on 26, 19, 12, 11, 10; and 28 flashes 3-1 but no decode either, implying KFDX Wichita Falls TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9395, Feb 14 at 1524, Brother Scare audible fairly here on WRMI as reactivated at 15-18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: WBCQ

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1916 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday February 14 at 2200 on WBCQ webcast; trouble is, 1917 was available 20 hours earlier and so notified the boardops. OTOH, last week, 1916 didn`t make it to 7490 instead of dead air, but this week 7490 indeed confirmed at 2222; OTOH, with only one airing per week on a frequency, one edition or another will be missed no matter what. Now SWLs will have to wait another day for likely good reception of 1917 on 5850. Next, but remember the 9330 airings are still very iffy:
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 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 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, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1918?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1918?]

** U S A. 9330.030v-CUSB, Feb 14 at 2008 check, Brother Scare is back on this WBCQ, but soon cuts off, then on and off, etc., mostly off as they are trying to get the transmitter to work. Finally carrier stays on long enough to measure its offset. At 2013 after dead air, BS audio cuts on just long enough for him to declare, ``resurrexion from the dead``. Carrier stays on for a while but modulation cuts off and on. If this be revived, presumably BS will stay on here long hours instead of 5130-? But at 2222 Feb 14, he`s on both! Which may or may not affect other 9330 programming, since last week, one night he took over World of Radio time at 0030, the next night we were back (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 720, Feb 14 at 1930 UT during caradio bandscan, WGN ID right away in passing, less than one hour after local mean noon, and the sun is climbing pretty high almost two months after solstice, almost one month before equinox. If it`s skywave, wouldn`t I be getting higher Chicagoans, notably 1690 WVON? Nothing there. So more likely extended groundwave tnx to a quiet spot I park. How about 670 with WSCR which should be just as good? No, only a JBA SAH, between it and KLTT CO (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 770, Feb 14 at 1412 UT, obviously K`KOB, Albuquerque on 50 kW ND pattern already, someguy talking about recent visit to Las Vegas, and seeing for himself the massacre scene. Obviously the *other* one in Nevada, not the original Las Vegas in New Mexico. Fading at 1417 UT. Official FCC KKOB sunrise in Feb is indeed 1400 UT; March, 1315 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 870, Feb 14 at 1410 UT, S Asian language probably Punjabi or Hindi, drops in English expression ``fighting old demons``, loops SSE/NNW, and presumed KFJZ Fort Worth TX, which NRC AM Log had with BIZ/TLK format (in English), but must have been updated since. I had similar language mixture at last log Nov 17, 2017 at 1311 UT. Radio-locator.com now merely says ``ethnic`` with no details and no website. Wikipedia still has it as a BizTalk affiliate. Sure is hard to find any current accurate info re (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 910, Feb 14 at 1421 UT, ad with 575 area code, mentions west Texas, but 575 means Roswell NM, KKBE; soon fade into CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Feb 14 at 1925 UT on caradio near downtown Enid, KLEY Wellington KS is all messed up. Continuous spark-pulses at steady rate of about 288/minute or 4.8 per second on this frequency only so not external QRN; mixed in are very irregular split-second flashes of carrier modulated mostly with music; sometimes once a second, other times with long 5+ second pauses. During one 60-second span, I counted 39 of them. I`ve previously noted anomalies with KLEY, 250 watts not audible here in daytime, while it used to be; and if really on daytime-direxional pattern, would be going north only, away from us. Who cares at KLEY? All that matters for this dog is the translator tail wagging it from 100.3 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1520, Feb 14 at 1404 UT, before it`s too late after sunrise, KYND Cypress TX reconfirmed *still after several months* running the loop barker seeking someone to rent this wonderful 25 kW station; under KOKC, but fades-up and pauses allow me to recognize the spiel previously heard several times. Slow SAH with KOKC of 36/minute = 0.6 Hz. Owner posted that he doesn`t sign on until 8 am CT, even tho the daytimer could start earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1560, Feb 14 at 1933 UT, KEBC OKC, dominant daytime station with sportstalk, unusually has some CCI, and seems defective like spur breaking up? But no het. Nearest other 1560s are WMBH Joplin MO and KABI Abilene KS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2241 UT February 14